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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Obit: One Man, One Dream - A Salute to Dr. Gordy Klatt

Obit: One Man, One Dream - A Salute to Dr. Gordy Klatt

The man who started Relay for Life.
Murder Victim's Side Gig: Leading a Chicago Tribute Band

Murder Victim's Side Gig: Leading a Chicago Tribute Band

A lot already has been said about the controversial business dealings of Andra and Brad Sachs, killed Sunday in San Juan Capistrano. But there was another side to Brad.
Trabuco Hills Student Dies From Crash Injuries

Trabuco Hills Student Dies From Crash Injuries

Coroner confirms the Wednesday death of Kiana Yazdihan, 16, of Rancho Santa Margarita. She was one of five injured in the Melinda Road crash.
'Fast and Furious' Actor Killed in Auto Crash

'Fast and Furious' Actor Killed in Auto Crash

Paul Walker was a passenger in a single-car accident in Valencia. 'The Fast and Furious 7' was in production.
Memorial Wednesday for Darius Porter of Mission Viejo

Memorial Wednesday for Darius Porter of Mission Viejo

A memorial donation goal has almost been reached online.
Recent Trabuco Hills Graduate Dies; Memorial Service Tuesday Night

Recent Trabuco Hills Graduate Dies; Memorial Service Tuesday Night

Event takes place at Calvary Chapel in Rancho Santa Margarita
Professor Merrifield Memorial Tuesday Morning

Professor Merrifield Memorial Tuesday Morning

The Saddleback College campus will close as Merrifield is remembered at Mission Viejo Country Club.
South Orange County Mourns Passing of Chuck Smith Sr.

South Orange County Mourns Passing of Chuck Smith Sr.

The head pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa who launched a worldwide movement, Smith had strong ties to the area.
Beloved Saddleback Anthropology Professor Died Suddenly Tuesday

Beloved Saddleback Anthropology Professor Died Suddenly Tuesday

Micael Merrifield is remembered as an advocate for local Native Americans, a pillar of the Saddleback College community and a world traveler.
Kayla Hallee, a ‘Super Smiley Free Spirit’

Kayla Hallee, a ‘Super Smiley Free Spirit’

Friends and family remember Mission Viejo High grad Kayla Hallee, who died at age 20 off the coast of Santa Barbara.
Disneyland Railroad Engineer Dennis Flanagan Dead at 65

Disneyland Railroad Engineer Dennis Flanagan Dead at 65

After life as a lawyer, Dennis Flanagan enjoyed operating a Disneyland steam engine in semi-retirement.
The Iraq War, 10 Years of Casualties: Mission Viejo Feels its Touch

The Iraq War, 10 Years of Casualties: Mission Viejo Feels its Touch

It's been 10 years since the start of the Iraq War. Mission Viejo lost two of its own in the Iraq War.
Ladera Ranch Director Jeff Blugrind Dead at 44

Ladera Ranch Director Jeff Blugrind Dead at 44

A man instrumental in shaping the identity of Ladera Ranch has died.
Girl Who Started 'Joy Jars' to Fight Pediatric Cancer Dies at 12

Girl Who Started 'Joy Jars' to Fight Pediatric Cancer Dies at 12

Jessica Joy "Jessie" Rees fought two brain tumors. The 12-year-old inspired a foundation to encourage children like her facing deadly diseases.
Shooting Victim Caouette of Land Rover Mission Viejo Remembered Today

Shooting Victim Caouette of Land Rover Mission Viejo Remembered Today

A memorial will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the parking lot where David Caouette was killed at 500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach. Caouette worked in a Mission Viejo car dealership.