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Boren, Dennis Arthur, 65, of Huntington Beach, born April 14, 1949 in Oakland, CA and married to Nancy Mae Beckman September 24, 1972, died December 11. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; brothers, David Boren and Steve Boren; children, Jennifer Bullman, Zachary Boren and Matthew Boren; and granddaughter, Emma Bullman. Dennis graduated with a BA in Political Science from Berkeley in 1971. He had a long career in the healthcare industry, beginning at Abbey Rents as a truck driver, working his way to Vice President of Operations. Eventually, he opened his own business, Healthcare Source in Huntington Beach. Dennis was active in the church, softball leagues and was an avid cyclist. He was a great man, true leader, and loving husband, father, and friend. He enjoyed crossword puzzels, red wine, and watching the SF Giants win. Services will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church at 9812 Hamilton Avenue in Huntington Beach on Saturday, December 20th at 2pm.


Johnson, Val, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 9th, with her adoring family at her side in her Costa Newporte home. Born on June 29, 1929 to William and Catherine Nikolai in Wisconsin, she was raised the eighth of twelve children. She married the late Donald Johnson in 1950 and relocated to Costa Mesa, California in 1951 where they lovingly raised their surviving two daughters and one son. She received much joy from time spent with her children; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren through the years. At her home on Westminster Avenue, Val enjoyed being a homemaker and hosting dinners for family and friends. She worked as a waitress, and then bookkeeper for her husband, Don Johnson's Chevron on 19th Street in Costa Mesa. She served her community for over sixty years as a member of St. Joachim's Catholic Church through various ministries. She is remembered as someone who was friendly and caring to all. As a ten year resident of Costa Newporte, she made lots of friends and remained pleasantly active until her final days. Val gave great memories of love, laughter and strong moral principles to live by to all who knew her. Her name holds the following special meaning: V for vivacious, A for accepting, and L for loving as she went out of her way for others and had a gift of making each person in her life feel genuinely loved and accepted. She will be missed deeply by many and remembered as an extraordinarily kind woman. The Viewing will be held from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, with the Rosary at 7:00 PM on Tues., Dec. 16, 2014 at Habor Lawn/Mt. Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary in Costa Mesa. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM on Wed., Dec. 17, 2014 at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Costa Mesa. Father Will Davis will be officiating. The Graveside Service will directly follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Orangewood Children's Foundation: 1575 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705.


Moore, Joseph Gordon Jr., 77, born March 6, 1937, passed away unexpectedly on December 10, 2014. Joe was born in Long Beach, CA to Joseph and Mary Moore. His sister, Mary, with whom he was very close, was born 5 years after Joe. Joe attended St. Anthony High School in Long Beach with lifelong friends, Bob Senske and John Burton, graduating in 1955. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1955, serving as an Air Policeman in Bossier City, LA and South Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1959. Upon his discharge, he went home to Long Beach and worked with his dad in his dad's tree trimming business. In August 1964, he embarked on a career in the life insurance industry that would span over 50 years. He met the love of his life, Judith Louise Tangney in August 1966, and they were married on March 18, 1967. Son, Joseph Michael was born on December 3, 1968; son, Douglas Edward was born on August 14, 1970; and his princess, Deborah Anne was born on November 18, 1974. The family resided in Cypress, CA where many lifelong friendships were formed through school, little league, and other activities. Joe and Judy loved the Palm Desert area, moving to Rancho Las Palmas Country Club in 1993, making more close friendships and residing in the desert until his death. His children married wonderful spouses (Kathleen, Marissa, and James) and Joe was blessed with 7 precious grandchildren (Kylie, Reagan, Karson, Payton, Brenden, Paige, and Kennedee) who he loved with all of his heart. Joe was predeceased in death by his parents, Joe and Mary; his brother-in-law, Joe Griesbaum; his brother-in-law, Marty Johnson; his dear friend, Richard Lane; his dear friend, Ernie Galloway; his dear friend, Herb Vogt; his dear friend, Bob Kiefer, among others. His gracious and friendly personality will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, December 19, at 2 pm at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, CA.


Roberts, Hugh Michael, 58, Beloved husband, father, son, sibling and friend, passed away December 11, 2014. Hugh was born on July 11, 1956 in Landstuhl, Germany on an American Air Force Base to parents, H. James and Sarah Roberts. He lived in Huntington, NY until the age of 13, when he moved to Huntington Beach, CA. In 2000, he started his own construction company, H. Roberts Construction, Inc. Hugh is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughters, Shawna and Sarah; mother, Sarah; brothers, Jim, Paul and Tony; and sister, Dolores. Hugh loved his family, football, cooking, and life in general. He will be dearly missed by everyone. A celebration of life will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Simon & Jude Church, 20444 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.


Syzdak, Alice: Memorial Mass Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:00 am held at Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 20444 Magnolia St. Huntington Beach, CA 92644. Heritage Memorial Services (714) 842-2400.