A much beloved figure in Claremont, he was a renowned musician, songwriter, photographer, record producer and artist, who in 1966 co-founded the groundbreaking group Kaleidoscope with Claremonter David Lindley. Look for more information on memorial services as news develops.
Longtime Claremont resident Helen-Jeanne Munter died peacefully in her sleep on December 20, 2019, in the loving arms and hands of all of her children and most of her grandchildren. She was 92 years old.
Mrs. Munter was much beloved by her family and many friends—who repeatedly noted that she was loving, empathetic, and tolerant; patient, calm, and unflappable.
Tess Henry died in the early morning hours of 2020 on New Year's Day, at home with family. She was 87.
Esther Jen Turnbull was born to Ralph Turnbull and Anne Lundin Turnbull on February 26, 1932 in Jarrow-on-Tyne, England, to a Scottish father and an American born mother who was the daughter of Swedish immigrants. As a young girl, she became Tess and was known by that name the rest of her life.
Phil Elderkin, for many years a nationally syndicated columnist for the Christian Science Monitor and The Sporting News, died December 21 at the age of 93.
Mr. Elderkin, who consistently took readers where their tickets would never admit them, began his writing career with the Monitor in 1943. His first byline outside the Monitor was in the August 1947 issue of Baseball Digest.
Thirty years ago Claremont lost a friend that many would consider the city’s biggest cheerleader, Alexander (Alex) Hughes. In memory of Alex, who many Claremonters remember but some may not know, I would like to share who he was, what he did and why there is a building with his name on it.
David Lytle Paulson, 82, of Boise ID, died unexpectedly from heart related complications on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, while visiting family and friends in Claremont, CA.
Born in Duluth, Minnesota on October 7, 1937, David grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, graduating from Washington High School there in 1956. Following four years of service in the Air Force, He attended University of Minnesota and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Accounting.