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Roxanne Martin

Roxanne “Roxy” Marie Martin, age 32, passed away on March 3, 2016, at her home in Ladera Ranch. Roxy was born Feb. 1, 1984, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, and was a lifelong Southern California girl. She was a passionate person who loved being a mother, creating...

Nancy Makowsky

Nancy Benjamin Makowsky, 61, of San Clemente, passed away at home, surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Nancy was born June 28, 1954, in Kansas City, Kas., the daughter of J. Philip and Doris (Roesler) Benjamin and raised...

Jackie Stanford Porter

1/19/24 -3/7/16 Jackie was born Sipp Bayes Stanford on Jan. 19, 1924, in Catlettsburg, Ky. She and her mother shared the name Sipp Bayes (commemorating a Kentucky riverboat), but she was always known as Jackie, after her father Jack Stanford. An only child, Jackie attended St....

Ann Peacock Sokoloff

Ann Peacock Sokoloff of Talent, Ore., left us on Feb. 19 after a brief illness. She was born in Fulham, England, and at the age of 22 immigrated to the United States, settling in Laguna Beach where she raised her family. Sokoloff was beautiful, charming, artistic, and...

Gail Converse

Gail Converse, 65, of Laguna Beach, passed away on Feb. 14, 2016, surrounded by her family after a six-year battle with cancer. Gail was born on June 10, 1950, in Los Angeles to Robert and Melva Goodwin. She was the youngest Goodwin daughter, following behind Judy and Nancy. She...

Richard (Dick) Allen Loomis

Richard (Dick) Allen Loomis Richard (Dick) Loomis, age 84, of Laguna Beach, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 26, 1931, to Dale and Margaret Loomis, Dick graduated from Withrow High School and Ohio...

Thomas Rackowski

Thomas P. Rackowski, a former resident of Laguna Beach, has died at 69 years of age. He was attacked by intruders in his home in Belize, Central America, on Saturday, Feb. 13, and died on Monday, Feb. 15, after undergoing surgery. Arrests have been made and a trial is pending....

Obituary

Marc Pitz By Taylor Pitz, Special to the Independent Marc Pitz of Laguna Beach passed away on Feb. 15, 2016, at the age of 51 after a courageous battle with cancer. Marc was “made in Canada”, but born in Laguna Beach to Marcel and Monique Pitz. He grew up in Laguna, and attended...

Caroline Hoover

Caroline B. Hoover, 94, passed away in her home on Jan. 30, 2016, in Laguna Beach after a brief hospitalization. Hoover over was born in November 1921, in Glendale, Calif., to parents Charles and Laura Bugg. She graduated from Pasadena Junior College and went on to receive a...

Robert K. Josephson

Robert K. Josephson passed Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his home in Laguna Beach following a three-month battle with lymphoma. Josephson was emeritus professor of biology at University of California, Irvine. He was 81 years old. Born in Somerville, Mass., in 1934, he attended Tufts...

John Strotkamp

John Strotkamp (Johnny), who was 100 years old, passed away peacefully of natural causes at his Laguna Beach home on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. John was born in Alameda, Calif., on Oct. 3, 1915, the only child of Johan Heinrick Strotkamp and Emelia J. Vanselow. In his younger years,...

Glenn Arthur Arentz

Nov. 18, 1963 – Jan. 11, 2016 Glenn Arthur Arentz died at home in Santa Ana. He had been a resident of Laguna Beach from 1980 to 2005. For those who would remember him, he worked at Wells Fargo bank as a parking attendant and would always hold the door open for you. He was a...

Dorothy Catherine Scott

Dorothy Catherine Scott passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. Scott is survived by her two daughters, Susan Kollmansberger of Laguna Beach and Sherry Scott-Tyler of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two son-in-laws; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews,...

Fannie Lum July 10, 1927- Dec. 2, 2015

Fannie Lum passed away with family by her side on Dec. 2, 2015. She was 88 years old. Seu Fun “Fannie” Lee was born July 10, 1927, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fannie and her three siblings attended Chinese language school in addition to public school. She left Hawaii and crossed the...

Robert P. Powers 1952-2016

Robert P. Powers, 63, died quietly at home in Santa Fe, N.M. on Jan. 2, 2016, following a courageous 10-month battle with cancer. Bob was born in Laguna Beach in 1952, attended El Morro and Thurston schools and graduated Laguna Beach High School in 1970. He was the son of Porter...