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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...

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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...

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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

Mary Jo Mancuso

Laguna lost a bright star and true Laguna original on March 1 with the passing of Mary Jo Mancuso. She would have been 80 on March 6. Mancuso was actively and energetically involved with a host of causes and organizations dating back to 1969, when the family first moved to...

Deirdre Naughton

Deirdre Carmel Ann Naughton, fashion maven and former Hollywood costume designer, passed away in Los Angeles on Feb. 27. She was 63. Naughton, who was always referred to as Dee, was a long time Hollywood resident. Born on Friday the 13th in the West of Ireland, she lived...

Ceramic Artist Richard White Dies at 63

By Bolton Colburn, Special to the Independent Richie White, a well-known contemporary ceramic artist and professor at Saddleback College’s Art Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at his home in San Clemente. Former students, peers, friends and family flocked to the campus in...

Lu Campbell, Festival of Arts Exhibitor, Dies at 82

Former Festival of Arts artist and Laguna Beach resident Lu Campbell passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at home with her husband, John, and daughter Darcy by her side. Campbell had been fighting lung cancer since 2007. Lu was born in Whittier, Calif., on Feb. 19, 1932, to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015

Ezat Pakpour

Ezat Babazadeh Pakpour was a warm-hearted woman, known for her strength, endearing stubbornness and unmatchable sense of humor. Never straying from a strong and positive conviction for her beliefs, she never complained about life and could find humor in the most challenging...