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Catherine Siedle

Catherine Paik Siedle, 52, passed away June 11, 2015, with family and friends at her bedside and enveloped in love. She had fought a brave, private and dignified battle with breast cancer for more than three years. She lived with her husband and children in Laguna Beach. She was...

Laura Holty

Laura Holty passed peacefully in April of 2015. As she told the attending staff, “I have had a wonderful life. I had a career that I loved, a wonderful family, friends and experiences that were amazing for a woman of my time.” That is all true. While her family moved...

Quinn Farnes

Eugene Eldon Quinn Farnes, long-time football coach and math teacher at Laguna Beach High School, passed away peacefully on May 31. He was almost 94. He joined the teaching staff in Laguna in 1948 and retired 33 years later. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Jeanne, and his son...

Carolyn Kolberg

Loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend, Carolyn Kolberg, passed away May 20, 2015, at the age of 70. Born in Los Angeles in 1944, Carolyn moved to Laguna Beach in 1956, with her (now deceased) mother and stepdad June and Dick McKeon. Carolyn attended Thurston Middle School...

Seth Bowen

Seth Watkins Bowen passed away unexpectedly in Aliso Viejo on May 29, 2015. Bowen was a Laguna Beach resident for 19 years. He was 54. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Seth graduated from Nichols School in 1979 and the University of Arizona in 1984 with a degree in finance and accounting...

Kenneth Watkins

Kenneth Ray Watkins surrounded by family peacefully passed away at his home in Shingle Springs, Calif., May 2, 2015. Kenny was born May 25, 1925, in Laguna Beach. His youth was spent in Laguna Beach and it was love of the ocean and of country that caused Kenny in 1943 to leave...

Obituary

Thomas Robert Judy Dr. Thomas Robert Judy died peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Born in Centerville, Iowa, on July 26, 1924, Judy spent his childhood in the Midwest before he was swept away to Laguna Beach, where the glistening Pacific Ocean offered...

Obituary

Marc Ernest DuQuette Marc Ernest DuQuette was born on July 23, 1942, in Long Beach. DuQuette served in the U.S. Army Infantry, Army Reserve, and the Nebraska
National Guard, receiving an honorable discharge in December 1967. During the 1960s and ‘70s, DuQuette lived in Costa Mesa...

Laguna Loses Elegant Grand Dame

By Eric Jessen, Special to the Independent Celine Theresa Konzal Milne, who for several decades managed the venerable Marion Milne Real Estate Company with her beloved husband, Lloyd, was laid to rest alongside her sisters, Delores and Marian, at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery...

Paul Donald Zehner

November 23, 1928- April 18, 2015 Paul Donald Zehner was called home by Our Heavenly Father at the age of 86. Zehner was a retired electrical engineer, a strong leader in his church, a husband, father, brother and friend to many. He will be forever missed and remembered by his...

Endearing Local Left an Indelible Mark

By Michelle Rice Doherty, Special to the Independent Marion Flora Ohanesian Rice Dec. 13, 1937—March 10, 2015 If you drove down Catalina Street any sunny Saturday, you were bound to catch a glimpse of one of Marion Rice’s signs pointing the way to another fabulous garage sale....

Jose Rosales

Jose Rosales was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, on March 19, 1950. He was one of nine children. He moved to Mexico City in his teens to follow his dream of becoming a public accountant. There, he met his future wife, Leah, and came to Laguna Beach in 1971 where they were married...

In Memoriam

Lynda Brown What a beautiful, caring and loving soul, Lynda Georgina Brown, born April 24, 1946, and left this existence Feb. 14, 2015, after a four year illness caused by the superbug known as “C-Diff.” Originally from England, Brown moved to Laguna in 1979 with her...

John S. Hedges 1926-2015

  By Jack Casey, Special to the Independent John Hedges, my dear friend from Laguna Beach, left us Saturday, March 14. Although I live across the country in upstate New York, our families have shared much over the past 40 years. His beloved Barbara asked if I would write...

John Horvath

Our beloved son, John Miklos Horvath, who was born April 26, 1969, passed away on March 9, 2015. He leaves behind a son, a sister and her family, and his mother Elizabeth Horvath, a registered nurse. We will never forget him and we will always love him for eternity