Gone But Not Forgotten

Donald Luke Morgan

Donald Luke Morgan, age 91, passed away from natural causes on February 9, 2019 in Corona, CA. He was born on July 11, 1927 in Covington, Indiana. He had lived in Corona, CA for 33 years, previously in Indiana until age 17, Buena Park, CA for 10 years, Lemon Heights, CA for 7 years and Anaheim Hills, CA for 11 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Signalman. He graduated from Pepperdine University, class of 1950 and obtained a BS degree in Business Admin. He was a Pilot for United Airlines for 27 years and retired in 1981.

Hunter Johnson Jr.

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Hunter Johnson Jr, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away. Hunter was born October 17, 1924 in Fort Worth, TX. His family moved to Salinas, CA when he was a child, where his father started a lettuce packing business.

Donal Endsley Jr.

Donal, a 29-year-resident of Yucaipa, was born October 1941 in Centerville, Iowa and moved on from this life on February 12, 2019 while surrounded by loved ones. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Della M. Endsley, father Donal E. Endsley Sr., mother Cecile C. Endsley, infant son Mark B. Endsley, and brother Sterling W. Endsley. He is survived by his sons Joshua L. Endsley (wife Danielle) and Matthew E. Endsley (wife Janice), brother Richard K. Endsley, daughter Terri L. Shamblin, grandchildren Holly Shamblin, Cody Shamblin, Lily M. Endsley, Hannah M. Endsley, and Parker J. Endsley. Don graduated from Falls Church High School in Falls Church, Virginia.

Douglas Gorman

Douglas Blem Gorman, born 12-18-1931, Hazel Park, Michigan, the eldest son of Charles and Florence Gorman, passed on 1-29-2019, at his home in San Bernardino, California. Doug graduated High School in Phoenix, Arizona, attended Arizona State University –Tempe and Phoenix Community College, where he studied Music Education and Business. He enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and relocated to San Bernardino, where he worked many years as a Broker/Owner; most recently with Coldwell Banker Austin-Gorman in San Bernardino.

Charles Godby

Charles David Godby (Charlie) passed away in Murrieta, CA on February 3, 2019 at age 69. He was a resident of Murrieta for more than 20 years. He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Cynthia Godby; his sons Christopher (37) and Colin (35), and his Grandson, Bryn (3). 

Robert “Bobby” Mendoza

On Monday February 11th, 2019, Robert “Bobby” Mendoza, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away at the age of 85. Bobby was born on May 22nd, 1933 in Alberhill, California, to Ramon and Rosario Mendoza. He attended school in Alberhill through the 8th grade, and then attended Elsinore High School where he was a stand-out baseball and football player. He was later inducted into the Elsinore High School Hall of Fame where he received recognition as “Outstanding Athlete.” After graduation, Bobby enlisted in the United States Navy. He served proudly for four years. After the Navy, Bobby worked at Pacific Clay Products in Alberhill for 45 years.

David Lowe

Lawson Lowe, 79, of Riverside, California, passed away after a courageous battle with metastatic melanoma. He was born in Palo Alto, California to Floyd and Alice Lowe. He attended Encinal Elementary and Menlo-Atherton High School. He received a BA in Economics (’61) at Stanford, where he was a proud member of the AE Chapter of Theta Chi, and a MA in Business Administration (’73) at the University of Nebraska.

Sharon Thompson

Delman (Del) Thompson July 17, 1929 – January 26, 2019 Del passed into the arms of our Lord on January 26. 2019. He was 89 years old. He was the third child born to Veola Jones Thompson and Thomas Lanxter Thompson on a farm near Lawn, Texas. Del had a varied life, from being in the United States Air Force, enlisted for six years and finally selected for OCS and then on to pilot training where he retired as Major after serving for 21 years. He then went on to complete his Ph.D. in Education, taught at Southern Illinois University in their military on base Bachelor Degree program, then worked for McDonnel Douglas on a team to develop the pilot training program for the C17, and lastly served as an Adjunct Professor for California State University at San Bernardino, California supervising student teachers.

Kenneth Wood

Kenneth Francis Wood Sr. passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Menifee, CA. He was born on January 4, 1935 in Brockton, MA to the late George and Catherine (Spillane) Wood. Kenneth served his country for 21 1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force. Then he worked for the city of Perris on the police department. Finally, 20 years with the Post Office as a carrier in La Sierra, CA. He is survived by his loving wife Janice of 65 years of marriage, his children and their families: two sons, Kenneth F. Wood Jr. and (64) Michael F. Wood (62) and daughter, Theresa A. Harley (57) and by his brother, Gerald Wood; (94) seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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