Charles Rich Magnusson died March 11 at the age of 89.
He was born November 5, 1929 and spent most of his childhood growing up in Riverside, California. He graduated from Ontario’s Chaffey High School, where he earned a varsity letter in swimming. He earned an associates degree from Chaffey College, in what is now Rancho Cucamonga, before joining the US Army in 1950.
He served in the infantry during the Korean War.
Marilee K. Scaff, teacher and educator, former missionary, and longtime community activist and environmentalist in Claremont, died March 8 at the age of 103. A woman of prodigious intellect and energy, hers was a life well and fully lived.
Born November 27, 1915 in San Marcos, Texas, Ms. Scaff was the second of four daughters of Samuel Guy Kone and Marilee Fisher Kone.
Educator, lifelong learner, tennis player
Carolyn Beck, a longtime Claremont resident, died January 27 of complications from dementia. She was 85.
The youngest of three sisters, she was born Carolyn Rosner in Los Angeles in 1933, and lived her entire life in California.
Patricia Moore Shawn Lawson Christ, “aka Patty, Mommie, and Muzzie,” has been gone 10 years now, and her family wishes to express their continued love for her because she is still deeply missed.
She was born in 1918, and became the matriarch of the Bill and Patty Lawson clan of Pasadena and Claremont. “There is a ton that we are grateful for,” her family shared.