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Backlund, Sven Erik, 71, March 28, 1943 to April 6, 2014 Sven was born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden to the late Herta and Oscar Backlund. After immigrating to the US, his family settled in Huntington Beach and opened the popular Villa Sweden restaurants, with Sven and his ex-wife owning 2 locations. He was a graduate of HBUHS and OCC. Multi-talented, Sven had careers in leasing, yacht sales, music and broadcasting. He loved family, sailing, sports, music, karaoke and a good prank. His smile and sense of humor were his trademark. He is survived by his daughter, Britt (Mike) Cain; grandchildren, Aidan and Caitlin; siblings, Carin (Roger) Prelesnik, Hans (Kay) Backlund, Ron (Elisandel) Backlund; nieces, nephews; and ex-wife and friend, Carolyn Voss. Sven was loved by family and friends. Our loss is heaven's gain. Celebration of Life will be held on Sat., April 26, 2014 at 3pm at Hope Chapel, HB. In honor of Sven, consider wearing a Hawaiian shirt. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Charla's Children, P.O. Box 74000, San Clemente, CA, 92673.


Cozad, Myrtle Isabella, 94, of Huntington Beach, passed away April 17, 2014.


Graham, Shirley L., died April 13, 2014 at 2:20 am in Buena Park, CA. after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Mt. Sterling, Ohio to Charles and Florine Timmons. She was the oldest of 9 children. Shirley moved to California in 1962. She married Alan Graham and had three children; Sheila Luck, Paul Graham, and Laura Martin, which blessed her with a son-in-law, David Martin, along with a daughter-in-law, Robin Graham. She was then blessed with six beautiful grandchildren, Tyler, Jessica, Nicole, Hannah, Shannon, and Traci. She continued to be blessed with four great-grandchildren. Shirley worked for Citi-Bank in the Mortgage department for many years then she worked for Mills Ford until she retired in 2010. The viewing will be held on April 22, 2014 at Hilgenfeld Mortuary located at 120 East Broadway Anaheim, Ca 92805, from 4:00pm-8:00pm. The funeral will be held on April 23, 2014 at Saint Justin Martyr located at 2050 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804 at 10:00am followed by the grave site burial service at Good Shepherd Cemetery on 8301 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646. Shirley, better known as Grandma, Mom or Aunt Shirley left a special place in everyone's heart and she will always be remembered for her faith, strength, independence, and love.


Limbocker Sr., Donald Wesley, 81, died March 28th. A service will be held April 26th 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Dilday, 17911 Beach Blvd in HB. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law, 2 sisters and many special friends who loved him dearly. Don was many things to many people. He enriched the lives of all those lucky enough to have known him. Dad, you carry with you the glow that you bestowed upon all of us to light your way. Thank You for all you gave us. We will never forget you.


Rasmussen, Emil Berg, 92, Huntington Beach, died April  16, 2014.


Tengan, Millicent Eiko, passed away on February 18, 2014 in Huntington Beach, California. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was a resident of Huntington Beach for 41 years. Millie precedes in death by her parents, Elaine and Stan Galbraith. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Mr. Alfred Tengan, John, Greg; daughter in-law, Katrina Tengan; her sister, Joanne Wilcox; and brother, Arvid Galbraith. Millie and her husband enjoyed traveling to Europe and Asia at least 2 to 3 times per year as well as short trips to local California and Las Vegas Casinos. She enjoyed cooking, keeping the house clean, spending time with family, and working in her garden, which she took great pride. Millie's ashes will be scattered at sea in Huntington Beach. There will be a Celebration of Life Get Together held for relatives, neighbors and friends. The Tengan Family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude, to all of the love and support given to them, at this time and in the weeks to come.


Unvericht, Lynn Therese (Bryan), 57, July 28, 1957 - March 20, 2014 Lynn was the loving wife for 15 years, to husband, Dieter Unvericht; daughter of Phyllis and William R. Bryan, Sr.; sister of Diane M. Yale, and of William R. Bryan Jr. Lynn is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews: Katerina Yale, Madison Yale, Burton Yale, III, Julia Bryan, Madeleine Bryan and Matthew Bryan. Lynn and her husband have loved residing in Huntington Beach for the past 13 years. Lynn will be truly missed by family, friends, and work associates. She was most gracious, courageous, and a very unique person, always in the moment, caring and positive. Family and friends were tops on her list and she enjoyed spoiling her nieces and nephews. Also, she was adventurous, loved traveling and planning her and Dieter's summer vacations. Some of their favorite trips were: Alaskan cruise, Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands, WA, Cape Cod and Islands, Europe, and favorite for Lynn and Dieter, Maui! Lynn was born in Johnson City, NY. The family moved to Massachusetts in 1962. She graduated from Amherst Regional High School in 1975. In September of 1975, Lynn relocated with her family to Placentia, CA, and pursued her education at CSU, Fullerton, earning a BS-Human Services, MS- Counseling and PPS- School Psychology Credential. Lynn began her career with Orange Unified School District in 1985 where she remained until recently. As School Psychologist, she was dedicated to performing the requirements of her assigned schools and fulfilling the needs of her students and so elated to see their progress. A Mass to celebrate Lynn's life will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Huntington Beach, CA, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Susan G. Komen Foundation . A special web page has been created to honor Lynn. (


Yanchus, Paul Jerome, 82, passed peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Paul was born on June 28, 1931 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada where he met his loving and devoted wife, Patricia (Bodycott) Yanchus. He and Patricia moved to Santa Ana, California in 1959. Paul worked at Savon, Alpha Beta, Gemco, and John Marshall Elementary School. In addition to his wife, Paul leaves behind 2 daughters, Lori Rice (Tony) and Karen Yanchus; and 5 grandchildren, Justin, Cassidy, Emily, Payton and Riley. Paul's Rosary will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 7pm at St. Barbara's Church 730 S. Euclid St., Santa Ana, CA. His memorial mass will be held on Friday, April 25 at 11 am at St. Barbara's. A grave-side service will be held immediately following the service at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach. A reception will follow at the family's home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association