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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.

Obituaries: Roger Dean Barden, Rebecca Reed

June 9, 2015

Above: Roger Dean Barden

Roger Dean Barden

1940 - 2015

Roger Dean Barden passed away on May 29, 2015. Born in 1940, he was 75. He passed away after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

He was a very kind and gentle man who loved reading science history and music. He was an accomplished classical guitarist and enjoyed playing his lute daily. He spoke three different languages fluently.

Obituary: Robert Anson Clark, Jr.

March 24, 2015

Robert Anson Clark, Jr.

Aug. 5, 1936 - March 11, 2015

Robert Anson Clark, Jr., 78, of Arcola, passed away at 7:36 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

He was born August 5, 1936 in Los Angeles, eldest son of Robert A. and Agnes (Brown) Clark.

In his early years, he attended Midway School in Lucerne Valley and graduated from Victor Valley High School, where he was known for his enthusiasm in science and band.

Mr. Clark was an Aeronautics Test Engineer with the Boeing Company.

Obituary: Mona Geraldine Barrett

January 27, 2015

Mona Geraldine Barrett passed away at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, following a short illness. She was 88. Mona was born on March 22, 1926 in McCurtain, OK to Jessey James and Pearly Mae Gammel. She had two older brothers Edward and Waldrow, both deceased, and is survived by two younger sisters Vonnie Hatfield and Lennie Sobanja.

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