Ima “Jean” (Bisbee) (Davis) Dickerson died July 2, 2017 at her home in Pomona, California after a lengthy illness. She was 90. Granddaughter Holly Davis Ronquillo was her in-home caregiver during her final years.
Ms. Dickerson was born November 21, 1926, in Pryor, Oklahoma, to Lucinda and Lewis Bisbee. She was one of nine children who grew up on a farm near Mena, Arkansas.
Mark Gregory Robertson of Claremont and Laguna Beach, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 after a long fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He fought until the very end, his family shared. He was 60 years old.
Mr. Robertson was born in Claremont on April 16, 1957 to Larry and Anita Robertson. He worked in the spirits industry for many years as director of sales for Beam Global.
Longtime Claremont resident Beatrice Mae Beck (nee Ande) died May 27, 2017.
She was a second generation Californian, born to Robert H. Ande and Anita S. (nee Anderson) Ande Swan in Pasadena on September 1, 1934. As a child, she witnessed firsthand the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Her father was a civilian radio operator for the military and her family was living at Hickam Field in Hawaii.
Vernon Mansell Visick died peacefully in his sleep on June 18, 2017 in Ontario after a brief kidney infection. He was 78.
Mr. Visick was born in Spokane, Washington. He was the son of John Francis Visick of Long Beach, California and Lorraine Visick (nee Paulson) of San Dimas. He was the eldest of five brothers and one sister in an Evangelical United Brethren pastor’s family.