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Obituary: John L. Westbrook

July 12, 2016

John L. Westbrook, 88, of Lucerne Valley, passed away July 4, 2016.

He was born in Los Angeles on March 16, 1928. John graduated from Bell High School and he was drafted from high school to serve in the Armed Forces. He served three years in the U.S. Army in Italy and Germany at Tempelhof Air Field during the "Berlin Air Lift."

He was married to Norma Jean Telfer on March 9, 1951. They were marred for 65 years.

Obituary: Dorothy Marie Wilson and JD Wilson

May 10, 2016

A testament to true love, Dorothy Marie Wilson and JD Wilson passed away 10 days apart - proving that they could not live without each other.

JD Wilson was born on March 27, 1924 in Ontario, California to (Mary) Pearl and John Wilson. He passed away on April 4, 2016 in Apple Valley, California surrounded by his family.

Dorothy Marie was born on June 12, 1934 in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Hattie and Paul Davis. After her father passed away, Dorothy was loved and raised by Max Dean. She passed away on April 14, 2016 in Apple Valley, California surrounded by her family.

Obituary: Zane F. Clark

March 8, 2016

Zane F. Clark passed Tuesday night March 1, 2016 at her residence of the care of her son Robert, Diane Ketchum, Francine Fisher, Michael Ketchum and Samuel Ketchum.

Our Mom was the hostess with the mostest. She had 76 of us with children, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as three great-great grandchildren.

She was a member of Calvary Bible Church. Service will be March 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church.

Obituary: Herbert A. Carpenter

January 12, 2016

Herbert A. Carpenter, 93, died in his home here in Lucerne Valley, after a short illness.

Herb (as he was known) was born on June 18, 1922 in Gardena, Ca. He was the youngest of four children. Herb graduated from Gardena High School in 1941. In 1945 he married his school classmate, Evelyn Delight who was also born and raised in Gardena, CA.

Herb worked at McDonald Douglas Aircraft for 32 years until his retirement. Herbert and Evelyn raised their two children, Greg and Susie in their home in Lakewood, Ca.

Chuck Rader, 88, passes away

December 8, 2015

By Millie Rader
Special to the Leader

Longtime Lucerne Valley resident Chuck Rader passed away November 26, 2015.

Charles (Chuck) Frederick Rader Jr. was born October 3, 1927, in San Luis Obispo, California.

Chuck is survived by Martha, his wife of 59 years, their four sons, Bob Rader, David Rader, Richard Rader of Lucerne Valley and Edward Rader of Redlands, as well as 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Obituary: Difference-maker Ginger Regensberg had big heart for her town

October 8, 2015

Photo courtesy the Regensberg family

By Millie Rader

Ginger Regensberg passed away September 24, 2015. Ginger was born Wynona Rae Pitman to Raymond and Bernice Pitman in Jet Oklahoma on January 27, 1937. She moved to Lucerne Valley with her family in 1949, where she attended sixth grade at Midway School. She was then bused to Victor Valley Junior and Senior high school right along with every other Lucerne Valley student at that time.


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