Obituaries

Sylvia Bigler

12 September 1946 - 26 April 2019

It is with both joy for having known her, and sorrow for having to let her go, that the husband of Sylvia Bigler shares the news of her passing at RainBo Ranch on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Gertrude Virginia Kriessler

25 April 2019

Gertrude Virginia Kriessler of Hayesville, NC, formerly of Brooksville, FL, Fearrington, NC, West Chester, PA and Pompton Lakes and Hoboken, NJ, passed away on April 25, 2019. She was 101 years old. Born in Hoboken in 1918, Virginia was the eldest daughter of police officer James J. and Anna F. (McCluskey) Wren.

Earl Lafayette Johnson

24 April 2019

Earl L. Johnson (89) passed away on April 24, 2019, sleeping peacefully at home, while holding the hand of his loving wife of 67 years, Patricia Ann Johnson. He loved God, his wife, family and friends and found great purpose in each of the seasons of his life.

Ray Hanson

10 June 1944 - 23 April 2019

It is with a very sad heart that I inform you of the death of our friend Ray Hanson (Saudi Aramco Retiree badge number 068181).

Barbara S. Hicks

3 October 1921 - 20 April 2019

Barbara S. Hicks, 97, of Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away April 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Born Oct. 3, 1921, in Peking, China, she was daughter of the late Ruth and Bird Stephenson.

Merritt Eleing McDonald Sr.

9 December 1930 - 19 April 2019

A native of Baton Rouge, Merritt Eleing McDonald Sr. was 88, born December 9, 1930, the son of the late Henry and Alma Schoeffner McDonald. In his youth he worked on the family farm on what was then considered rural Highland Road.

Stuart Baxter

18 April 2019

Stuart Baxter passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2019 with his wife Gill by his side. He suffered from heart failure and liver disease. He leaves behind four daughters and eight grandchildren.

Elmer Fredrick Hartley

10 July 1923 - 17 April 2019

Elmer Fredrick Hartley was born on July 10, 1923 and passed away April 17, 2019. He was first and foremost a sailor.

Wilbur L. Gay

9 December 1934 - 14 April 2019

Wilbur L. Gay passed away on April 14, 2019 in Kalamazoo, MI, after a struggle with dementia. Wilbur was born in Kansas City, MO, on December 9, 1934, the first son of Wilbur M. Gay and Cornelia Snyder Gay.

Jack Wesley Rose

3 February 1932 - 13 April 2019

Jack Wesley Rose passed away on April 13, 2019 in Provo, Utah. He was born on February 3, 1932 in Montclair, New Jersey to Guy Burniby Rose and Leone Amott Rose. He grew up in Montclair, New Jersey and graduated from Montclair High School in 1950.

Margaret Elaine Chapman Smith

9 April 1924 - 12 April 2019

Margaret Elaine Chapman Smith, age 95, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born to parents, Grover I. and Eva Terman Chapman, on April 9, 1924 in Dover, New Hampshire.

James Carroll Allen

9 April 2019

James "Jim" Carroll Allen grew up mostly on his grandfather's farm near Glendale, California, with extended family, who relied on each other and the farm for good food and company during the Depression.