Gordon Klene Douglass died peacefully at home on August 1, 2017 at the age of 90 after a brief illness.
Dr. Douglass was born in Long Beach, California to Wilbur and Lorine Klene Douglass. He was active in church and scouting as a youth, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1944 and entered military service during World War II.
Arthur E. Hacker, a resident of Claremont since 1978, has died after a long illness.
Art grew up in Glenview, Illinois. He graduated from Yale University with both a bachelor’s degree and a master of architecture degree. In 1970, he served as National Student Chairman for the first American Institute of Architects program dedicated to environmental issues. Mr. Hacker later served as editor of the Journal of Architectural Education.
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.