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Keller, Donald J., 72, On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Don passed away surrounded by his family. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather. Don was born October 2, 1942 to the parents of LaVerne and Mary Keller in Toledo, Ohio. Don grew up in Toledo with his two brothers and his twin brother Ron. He developed many lasting friendships that continued throughout his ife. Shortly after high school he joined the United States Army where he served as a Physical Therapy Specialist. After his discharge he wanted to travel, spending time in Florida, Mexico and California. While in California he joined the LA County Sheriff's Department. Due to an injury he went back home to Toledo to recuperate. While there he met the love of his life, Gina. They were married October 10, 1970 in Toledo where they started a family. Together, they moved to California and Don rejoined the LA County Sheriff's Department where he would work for the next 15 years until he retired. After retirement, Don spent his time with his family which was the most important thing to him and doing the things he loved. He enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved his early mornings, starting each day with his coffee, a cigarette, and his newspaper. He loved watching Seinfeld, working on the computer, reading, going to downtown Huntington Beach, and eating ice cream or chocolate anytime it was around. Don is survived by his loving wife, Gina; daughters, Holly and Heather; son, Michael; brother, Tom; and his five grandchildren, Thor Jett, Ashley, David and Charlie. Honey, Dad, Grandpa - We love you so much and always will and we miss you even more. Services will be held Friday, November 28th at Advantage Funeral Home, 627 Main St., Huntington Beach from 10:00 am to 1:30pm.


Luttrell, Valmai Muriel, 95, born June 18, 1919 in Brisbane, Australia, passed away at her home in Huntington Beach with family by her side; daughters, Jude Luttrell and Sonya Gray; grandchildren, Tracey and Scott Valentine. She was simply ready to go "HOME." Val was vibrant and memorable and her light will be sorely missed. She loved walking and chatting with whomever would listen and was an extra source to be reckoned with her new walker! Love you always dearest Mom and don't give God too hard of a time!


Putnam, Maxine Stock, 82, passed away at home Oct. 28. She was born in Los Angeles and moved to Huntington Beach in time to start school. She was an avid reader, loved any kind of music, and a collector of old movies. She was employed at Hoag Hospital for many years before retiring. She was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Hariette Stock and her son, Chris. Survived by daughter, Deborah; sons, Dale and Perry; 4 grandchildren; sister, June Derigo; niece and nephew, Denine and David Derigo whom she dearly loved. Per her wishes no services will be held.