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Carlene LeCocq, Mutual 4, went to be with the Lord peacefully in her sleep July 4, 2014.
Carlene was born in Bear Lake, Penn., June 6, 1927. She moved to Whittier in 1960, and resided in several southern California cities before retiring to Lawrence Welk’s Champagne Village. She lived there until after husband’s death.
She came to Leisure World in 2002.
She was very active in LW working for several years at the golf course. She was president of the Women’s Golf Club and president and secretary of the Cribbage Club.
Previously she was active in the choir at Grace Community Church of Seal Beach.
Her memorial service will be held in Clubhouse 2 at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, July 10.
Anyone who would like to share stories or memories are welcome. Joe Crawford, youth pastor at Seal Beach Grace Community Church, will officiate.
Carlene is survived by five daughters, four sons-in-law, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren
Ernest W. McClain
April 1912 —April 2014
Ernest (Ernie) W. McClain, 101, passed away in April at his assisted living home in San Marcos, Calif.
He was born in late April 1912 in Lincoln, Ind., and lived in Kokomo, Ind., from early childhood until retiring to Leisure World in 1984.
He moved to San Marcos, in 2003.
Ernie, and his identical twin, Carl, were the sons of Owen Eli McClain and Bessie Mae Gordon. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Carl, Margaret, Ethel and Zethel.
Ernie is survived by three sons, Jack, Roger and Mark; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Ernie was married to his first wife, Velmah, for 60 years, and she passed away in late 1993. He then married Virginia Hogue in 1994, and she passed away in 1999. He then married Janet Moersh in 2000, and she passed in 2003. All were LW residents.
In Kokomo, Ernie started work at the Johnson Bakery in 1928, and transferred to Dietzen’s (Holsum Bread) Bakery for a total of 28 years – 14 inside the bakery and 14 as a delivery truck driver for the bakery. Ernie worked for short periods during World War II for Crescent Dairy as a delivery driver while he and Velmah owned and operated a Spanish hot dog stand. After the war, Ernie owned and operated a retail liquor store for an additional 20 years.
Ernie was active in the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Lion’s Club and Shriners. He served as the LW Lion’s Club president from 1987-88. He attended LW Community Church. He also enjoyed bowling, golf, and was a member of the LW Poker Club.
Interment was June 23 at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Kokomo.
Diane Myers, Mutual 11, died July 8, 2014.
She was a teacher for 35 years and a single mother to daughter Melissa Myers.
She was a blessing to all who knew her and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations could be made to the National MS society.
Charles Keenan 68
Robert Perdomo 66
Richard Duffy 79
Judith Mednick 73
Colette Regan 97
Harry Conn 54
Isiah Moffitt 89
Carol Fox 76
Donald Brooks 82
Margarita Camarena 84
Michael Cowan 67
Kimberly Guggerty 44
Louis Le Cou 91
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