Gone But Not Forgotten

Harold Floyd Dubas

Harold Floyd Dubas passed away on May 10, 2018 at his home in Riverside, California. “Hal” or “Dub”, as he was often called, was born on January 28, 1936 in Burwell, Nebraska to Edward and Helen Dubas and was one of four children. He grew up on his family’s farm in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. He was a proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1958. Immediately after graduation, he joined the armed forces, serving in the United States Air Force for 26 years and retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He served in the Vietnam War as a navigator on KC 135 air refueling tankers. He met his wife, Mary Ann, while serving at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, NM flying on B-52 bombers. At the end of his career, he served as the Director of Operations and Training for Strategic Air Command (SAC). Following his retirement from service, he worked in the defense industry using the knowledge from his many years in the military. 

John Hernandez Jr.

Age 82, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at home in San Bernardino. He was born on August 26, 1935 in San Bernardino to John Manuel Hernandez, and Carmen (Torres) Hernandez. John, called “Manuel” by all of his family and friends, attended school in San Bernardino, graduating from San Bernardino High School in 1953. Manuel was a proud member of the United States Air Force, serving from 1954 through 1958. During Manuel’s active duty, he was stationed at Amarillo AFB in Texas, and Spangdahlem AFB in Germany, working as a jet bomber mechanic, which he enjoyed immensely. Following active duty, Manuel served in the Air Force reserves from 1958 through 1962. Manuel then spent several years working as a Print Pressman for Acme Color Print, before deciding to go into business for himself by starting a landscaping business. Manuel enjoyed spending time with his family, and watching sports including, baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and horse racing. Manuel also enjoyed spending Sunday afternoons and evenings with longtime friends, while making new friends at VFW 8737 in San Bernardino. He also had a particular passion for fishing, and delighted family with his ability to barbecue the best steaks and cook the best pot of menudo. 

Robert McCorkell

Well I guess if you are reading this I have finished my journey. I was born July 18, 1937 in Corona, California, and died May 10, 2018 of whatever it took. I want to express my thanks to my Creator for this wonderful journey. This gift of life he has given us all is beyond anything words can express. I have always said that this ride was the “E” ticket which at one time was the best you could get at Disneyland back in the days.

Antonio P. Ramirez

Tony was born on March 26, 1944 in San Bernardino, CA and passed away on April 28, 2018 in Perris, CA. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cecilia (CeCe); their son Thomas Joseph and his wife Christina; his grandchildren Alexis Taylor and Jakob Dylan Ramirez; brothers and their spouses, George P. & Debbie Ramirez, Jess Ramirez, Charles P. Ramirez and Robert P. & Linda Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio R. and Consuelo P. Ramirez.

Rex Lawrence Poutre

After a long and fruitful life, Rex Lawrence Poutre died peacefully on Thursday May 3, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife LaVaughn Belva Poutre (Farmer) in 2014 after 71 years of marriage. Also preceding him was his daughter- in-law, Lisa, who died of cancer in 2013. Rex is survived by his children Michael Poutre (Gina), of Escondido, Susan Nichols (Bill), of Beaumont, and Kevin Poutre of Grand Terrace, as well as seven grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, and nine great- great grandchildren.

Reuben “Benny” Regalado

It is with great sadness that the family of Reuben (Benny) Regalado announces his passing after a long battle with cancer on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Reuben will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Romana, and his children, Martha Regalado, Cindy Regalado (deceased), Gilbert Sanchez (deceased), Cecilia Zambrano (Jess), Reuben Regalado Jr. (Lisa), Andrew Regalado (Cindy), Rachel Escobar (Albert), Selena Hernandez, and Andrionna Gonzales. Reuben will also be remembered by his 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, and his sisters Stella Carillo (Al), Pat Gonzalez (Rick), Carol Nava (Mandy).

Van-Olvin Odom

Van-Olvin Odom passed in peace on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at home at the age of 68. Loving and devoted husband of 46 years, to Lois Louise Scribner-Odom. He was a loving father to 4 children, “Pop Pop” to 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Further survived by his mother Dolores Juanita Walker, and brother Ben Franklin II. He was big brother to Edgar Thurston Odom (deceased).

David Leroy Dewitt

David Leroy Dewitt

Age 85, passed away on April 22, 2018 at South Lake Tahoe, CA. David was born in Corona, CA on November 22, 1932. He attended school in Corona and lettered in football at Corona High. He started classes at Riverside City College before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. David served 4 years in the USAF as a radar technician at Eglin AFB, Florida, reaching the rank of Staff Sargeant. David married Joyce Self July 11, 1953 while in the service.

Jack Williams Jr.

Jack Williams Jr.

Age 91, long time resident of Rubidoux, Ca, passed away at his son’s home in Bremerton, WA April 6, 2018 with family at his bedside. He was preceded in death by his son Arvel. He is survived by Lois, his wife of 71 years; son Sidney and his wife Susan; Arvel’s wife Kathy; 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He retired after 30 years working at Kaiser Steel and pastored the First Pentecostal Church in Rubidoux. Jack was a veteran from the Army.

Donald Hole

Donald Hole - Korean War Marine Veteran

Donald Ray Hole graduated to glory on April 11, 2018. Our banty rooster Marine fought long and hard with heart disease for 34 years. He was born in Deer Lodge, Montana in 1934. He proudly served his country as a Marine sergeant during the Korean War. Following his service, he worked 30 years for Western Electric.

Don was married to the love of his life, Christine, for 61 years. Together they raised three children, Susie, Don, and Laurie. He taught his children good, old fashioned work ethic, honesty, and loyalty. Don’s wonderful sense of humor will be what we miss most. Don loved his three children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two of his sisters, Doreen and Joann, who loved their brother very much.

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