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Alexander, Kenneth, 48, was born on November 21, 1965. He grew up in Huntington Beach, California and graduated from Huntington Beach HS. Ken joined the United States Army in 1984 and upon his discharge from the army attended the Golden West Police Academy. Ken began his law enforcement career with the Tustin Police Department in 1988. Later that year, Ken moved to the Los Angeles Housing Authority Police Department. Ken was a member of the SWAT Team and was a Detective assigned to gangs and narcotics. Ken was awarded the Los Angeles Housing Authority Medal of Valor in 1996. In 1997, Ken was hired by the Placentia Police Department. During his tenure with Placentia, Ken was a Patrol Officer and a DARE Officer. He was an original member of the North County SWAT Team. Ken was awarded the Placentia Police Department Distinguished Service Medal in 2002 for his courageous actions at the scene of a major train crash between a freight train and a commuter train. Ken was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and Lieutenant in 2012. Ken remained in the US Army Reserves until 2008. He was attached to the 19th Special Forces Group and served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among Ken's many military awards, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his role in the rescue operation of Jessica Lynch, a US Soldier captured by the Taliban. Ken went to be with the Lord Sunday evening at 8:28 pm while at St. Jude Medical Center. Ken is survived by his mother, Carol; his brothers, Ben and Paul; his sister, Robin; his sons, Byron, Sean and Tyler; his wife, Michelle; step-son, Jonah; and countless extended family members including his law enforcement and military families. Memorial service to be held Tuesday November 18, 2014, 10 AM at Eastside Christian Church, 3300 E. Miraloma Anaheim, CA 92806 with burial at Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, CA. McAuolay & Wallace Mortuary.
Alvarez, Angel O, 84, native of Huntington Beach, residing in Santa Ana. Born August 10, 1930, passed into eternal life to be with our heavenly Father on November 15, 2014. A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. Angel is survived by his five children, Lorena, Silvia, Martha, Olga, Rudy, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Angel will always be remembered as a great prankster and comedic. He was a jack of all trade, a cook, an artist, and a talented music composer. He was very optimistic and made light of any bad situation, but most of all he never ignored his daily prayers. His memory will live on as our hero and best father. Dad, we love you and thank you for all of your devoted years. You and mom made us who we are and we will love you and miss you always. Forever in our hearts, Papá Descansa En Pas Con Tu Amor Rosary/Viewing: Sunday November 23, 5:00 pm, Shannon-Bryan Mortuary, 137 E. Maple Ave., Orange. Mass/Burial: Monday November 24, 12:10pm, Holy Family Cathedral, 566 S. Glassell St., Orange. Burial immediately following at Fairhaven Memorial Park. Shannon Bryam Mortuary.
Davis, Maxine Ursula, 85, of Huntington Beach, died November 08, 2014
Hudson, Richard R., 58, of Huntington Beach, died May 05, 2014.
Hutto, Sieglinde Dettmer, 84, Huntington Beach, died November 11, 2014
Moyer, Phillip Ivan, 72, born July 01,1942, passed away peacefully at home on November 07, 2014 of congestive heart failure in Huntington Beach. Phil was born in Blackwell, Okla. to Raymond and Alice Moyer. At the age of 3, the family relocated to Bakersfield, where he graduated from East Bakersfield High in 1960.He held the record for C Class pole vaulting for many years. Phil also lettered in football and track. He married Vicki in 1964, then moved to H.B. in 1966. He loved coaching his son in little league and became very proficient in wood working. He also enjoyed golfing, camping and gardening. He was especially proud of growing his Sago Palms. Phil retired from American Greetings Corp. after 35 years and was an honored Pace Setter member for 25 years. Phil was an avid fan of Okla. Sooners and UCLA Bruins, and a loyal Anaheim Angels baseball fan for 40 years. His biggest joy became his grandchildren. He never wanted to miss a game or program they were involved in. Phil was known for his crazy sense of humor, his big heart, willingness to help others as well as his great love for his family and friends. He leaves behind his wife, Vicki; son, Russell (Cheryl); daughter, Leslie (Marcus); and six grandchildren, Brandon, Jack, Miles, Adam, Ryan and Morgan. Phil was predeceased by his parents and brother, Dave Moyer. A private celebration of life will be held
Norton, Saundra, 53, January 18, 1961- October 27, 2014 "Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure" Our dearest darling, Saundra, passed away October 27, 2014 after an accident in her home. Saundra was born in Hawthorne, California and grew-up in Huntington Beach. Always a source of great pride to her parents, Saundra was a perfect role model for her sisters. She attended Huntington Beach High School where she worked hard to maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA; as a top student she was asked to join the schools Model UN an honor she prized. In 1982 she began working at her father's business, Atlas Testing Laboratories. Saundra will be remembered for all of her beautiful qualities, among which her tenacity and strong work ethic which prevailed throughout her life. Her devotion, countless hours and hard work paid off when she was promoted to President of the company in 2012; an achievement she was intensely proud of. Everyone who knew Saundra will always remember her terrific sense of humor, our memories of her will be both sad and happy at times as we recall her clever wit … Saundra was lively, fun-loving and fiercely devoted to her family. She is survived by her beloved son, Nicholas Arzate and his wife Jeanne and granddaughter Delilah Suzanne; her father, Leo Norton of Rancho Mirage; her mother, Carolyn Norton of Anaheim Hills; her sisters, Sharon Norton and Suzanne Espeseth; brother-in-law, Jerry; and nieces, Maddisen and Prezly. She leaves behind many loving friends and coworkers at Atlas Testing who will miss her generous heart and kind spirit. Saundra was preceded in death by her longtime partner, Len Radys. His sudden death was a cruel blow from which she never fully recovered. They are together now and forever. "Heaven doesn't ignore the cries of a broken heart." A Private Interment Ceremony will take place November 19, 2014 in Rancho Mirage. A celebration of her life will be held December 14, 2014; Please call (909) 373-4130 for details. Saundra was a lifelong animal lover, and in lieu of flowers donations can be made to PETA. www.peta.org. McAulay & Wallace Mortaury.
Rohr, Nina, 91, of Huntington Beach, died November 13, 2014
Schwabl, Maureen C., 97, Mootz Maureen entered this life on January 12, 1917 in Montrose, South Dakota. She entered paradise on November 12, 2014 in Huntington Beach, CA. Maureen will be deeply missed by her extensive family. She became a registered nurse beginning her first of three careers serving in the Navy during World War II. She would remain actively working as a nurse for the next 60 years. She retired at the age of 83. A world traveler, passionate reader, a wonderful sense of humor and lover of life. Maureen lived in Huntington Beach for the last 40 years. Deeply religious, Maureen has now joined her late husband James and sons, Thomas and Robert in everlasting peace and joy. She is survived by daughter, Constance Perry; sons, James, Paul and Gerald; 10 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Viewing honoring Maureen's life will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 6:00 pm held at Heritage Memorial Chapel, 17712 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Funeral Mass on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00 am held at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 20444 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA 92646.