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Barker, Joyce Sue, 80, of Huntington Beach, died January 25, 2015.


Beadle, Michael Edward, 36, of Tustin, CA, passed away on January 4, 2015. The memorial service will be held at St. Bonaventure Church on January 24, 2015 at 10:30 am. Mike was born on November 14, 1978 and lived his life to the fullest with no regrets. Although he was taken way too soon from us, his legacy will be carried on forever. Mike was the best son, brother, nephew, uncle, boyfriend and friend anyone could ever have. Mike is survived by his father, Ed Beadle and his wife Angie; his girlfriend, MJ; his sister, Kim; his aunt, Monica; his nephews, Blake and Brody; his brother-in-law, Marc; and his step sisters and brothers, Kristina, Nicole, Trevor and Darren.


Clancey, Kevin Michael, 60, Hutnington Beach, died January 23, 2015.


Hauk, Barbara, 77, of Huntington Beach, California, died December 27, 2014. She was a devoted wife to her surviving husband and loving mother to four daughters. She also is survived by a sister and nephew, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Barbara shared her love of language in her own writing and through collaboration, teaching workshops, and volunteer literacy tutoring. She served as a co-editor of Pearl Magazine for 20+ years and had more than 100 works published in various small press. Selected poems from nearly thirty literary journals were consolidated into a single anthology, Confetti, in 1993. In 2006, she contributed 22 poems to a second book, Makars' Dozens. Her smile, creativity, and rebellious and loving spirit will be missed. A Celebration of Life event will be held in her honor on Saturday, February 7, 2015, in Newport Beach, California. You are invited to read poetry, reminisce, or just listen in. Please email for details if you wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Tebot Bach, including the Barbara Hauk Creative Maverick Poet Fund ( , or the Huntington Beach Library Adult Literacy Program (


Lambert, Arthur J, 92, of Huntington Beach, CA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 28, 1922 in Joliet, IL to George G. and Frieda B Weiss Lambert. He married Frances L. Low on October 7, 1944 in Victorville, CA. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Carolyn (Al) Jones of Oreana, IL; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, George (Fern) and Edwin (Greta Ann) Lambert. Art was a member of Mount Joliet Lodge 42, of the AF and AM Masons, Joliet, IL and was a Shriner. He was a WWII veteran and recently a board member of the Costa Mesa Historical Society in charge of the Santa Ana Army Air Base Wing (SAAAB). He was a graduate of Joliet Township High School and Joliet Junior College. Art served as Executive Vice President for Boards of Realtors in IL and CA. Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Masonic Lodge 380, Huntington Beach, CA. Cremains will be interred at Camp Butler National Cemetery in IL. Memorial Contributions: or donor's choice.


McGrath, Helen Elizabeth (Fisher), 94, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully in Huntington Beach, CA on January 23, 2015 with her family by her side. Born October 18, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri, the 4th of 10 children, Helen grew up in a lively and happy family. Marrying her childhood sweetheart, John Francis McGrath in 1941, Helen and John raised 5 children in Kansas City. In 1962 the family moved to Southern California where they eventually settled in Huntington Beach. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret Fisher; husband, John McGrath; son, Thomas Michael; and 7 of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Judy Rainey, John Jr. (Sandie), Jeanne Vergilio (Gary), Kevin McGrath; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; brother, Jack Fisher (Lourdes); and sister, Frances Lillig (Paul). Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bridge, reading and entertaining a constant flow of relatives from Kansas City. She will be greatly missed by all. A visitation will be held from 5-8 pm, Wednesday, January 28 at Heritage Memorial Chapel, 17712 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 with a rosary at 6:30 pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 29, 10 am at Sts. Simon and Jude Church, 20444 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA 92646.



Ritchot, Diane L. (née Michaelson), 72, September 18, 1942 - January 20, 2015 passed away on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 surrounded by her family. Diane was born on September 18, 1942 to Eloise and Donald Michaelson in Sioux City, Iowa. Her parents; brothers, Donald and Jon Michaelson; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Lea Jarricot (children of Yvette Jarricot) preceded her in death. She is survived by husband, Claude J. Ritchot; sister, Lana Michaelson; five children; Rhonda Loughran (Gary Loughran), Todd Jernigan (Stephanie Jernigan), Yvonne Walsh (Kevin Walsh), Yvette Jarricot, Nicole Cook (Matt Cook); twelve grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer), Chad, Dillon, Sean Claude, Madison Ritchot, Cameron, Megan, Julian, Lauren, Jenna, Kelly Diane and Grace; one great-grandchild, Bree; nephew, Donald Michaelson; great niece, Aubrie; and sister and brother-in-laws, Marcia Michaelson; Rachel Gosselin and family, Eugene Ritchot and family, Mariette Regnier and family. Diane lived in Jefferson, South Dakota and moved to Costa Mesa, California in 1957. She graduated from Santa Ana High School and attended Orange Coast College. She worked in the medical field and also as an Administrative Assistant at Currie Middle School. She married Claude J. Ritchot in 1977 and raised her two children, Rhonda and Todd; and Claude's three daughters, Yvonne, Yvette and Nicole. She became the matriarch of the family. She was our rock and great support system. She played an intricate role in all of our lives. She was our mentor, cheerleader, nurturer and confidante, putting our needs above her own. We honor and cherish her memory. We are blessed to have had such a great influence in our lives. We have so many wonderful memories of family celebrations in Huntington Beach, trips to Canada, Hawaii, Big Bear and Alaska. Diane, Nana, Dee, mom ... you will always be in our hearts. Thank you to all of the Oncology Staff at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital in Fountain Valley, California for all of your care and support. We will have a celebration of her life at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 17270 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 on Friday, January 30th at 11:00 am, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to a charity of your choice.


Wagner, Barbara Ann Gredler, 78, born July 19th, 1936, gone to heaven January 13th 2015. Wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Barbara Ann Gredler Wagner passed away quietly with her family by her side on January 13th, 2015 at 7:30pm. Barbara was born and raised in Erie, PA. Barbara worked at Bank of America as a teller for 18 years. She is survived by 2 daughters, Patricia Turner and Cheryl Emmal; 3 sons, Richard Wagner, David Wagner and Donald Wagner; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Mary Jordano and family; brothers, Bernard Gredler and family, Robert Gredler and family, Jannette Gredler and family; and many nieces and nephews. Donations to be given to Pro Sanctity or National Right to Life. Viewing Heritage Dilday Funeral home, Huntington Beach, Wednesday February 4th, 2015, 5pm to 9pm. Holy Spirit Fountain Valley, February 9th, 2015, Rosary Mass 10:30am, Funeral mass at 11am. Heritage-Dilday Memorial Services.