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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Margaret Gephart

April 26, 1922 - - April 11, 2014

Margaret Jewel Murie Gephart, 91, of Hemet, CA, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home. She was born on April 26, 1922 in Blount County, TN. She was a woman of devout faith and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Hemet (now Cornerstone Church). Margaret has been a resident of Riverside County for 50 years. Preceded in passing by her husband, How ...

Ernest Feagin Jr

April 17, 1932 - - April 08, 2014

Ernest “Ernie” W. Feagin, Jr., 81, of Hemet, CA, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his home surrounded by loving family in Hemet, CA. Born April 17, 1932 in Austin, Texas; he was the son of the late Ernest W. Feagin, Sr. and Alafair Feagin. A proud veteran, Ernie served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for 22 years. When he retired from the service, he continue ...

Roy Otto

July 12, 1921 - - April 07, 2014

Roy Melvin Otto passed in his sleep at his retirement home in Van Nuys, CA on Monday, April 7, 2014. He would have celebrated his 93 birthday on July 12. Christened Melvin Roy Otto, with his twin being Elvin Ray Otto they “fixed” the little problem with their names when they joined the Navy, and he was thereafter known as Roy. Born in Sheridan, MO in 1921 he was first and ...

Joel Aceves

March 31, 1954 - - April 03, 2014

Joel Aceves, of Hemet, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Mc Wane Family Funeral Home.

Edna Sothcott

July 07, 1919 - - April 01, 2014

Edna Flora Sothcott, 94, of Hemet, CA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Born July 7, 1919 in Schenectady, NY; she was the daughter of the late Alberto and Winifred Kildoyle and was one of three children. She met the love of her life, Alfred Sothcott, in 1946. They married and moved to Southern California. Their son, Edward, was born in Santa Mo ...

Ray Cantwell, Jr.

November 18, 1934 - - April 01, 2014

Ray Cantwell, Jr. of Hemet, CA passed away on April 1, 2014. Ray and June met at the grocery store in Eugene, Oregon in 1955 and were married shortly after. In 1957, Ray and June moved to San Diego. Ray worked for Ets-Hokin & Galvan, the largest electrical contractor in the country, as the purchasing manager until 1981. He then continued his career at Pell Mell, and then finish ...

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