Kennedy, Billie, 96, of Huntington Beach, died May 17, 2018


Lewis, Jennifer Marie, 42, Jennifer Marie Lewis of Huntington Beach passed away April 27, 2018. She was born January 13, 1976. She is survived by her husband, Charles Richards; daughter Chelsea Lewis; mother, Charlene Hebard; and her aunt, Jane Lewis. A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, June 3rd from 1-3pm at La Palma Park, 1151 N La Palma Pkwy. Anaheim, CA 92801 at the NorthWest end of the park.


Morgan, Theresa J., 67, of Huntington Beach. died May 21, 2018.


Paxson, Elaine Gould Alberta, 89, Elaine Gould, born to parents Al and Sara on July 19, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, left this world on May 4, 2018. Elaine grew up in Los Angeles, often cared for by Aunt Betty and Uncle Dave Sirkin, and beloved by her aunts Ruth, Rose, Evelyn and Shirley. She married Bob Goodrich and created a family in Hawthorne and Rancho Palos Verdes. Elaine Goodrich became a member of AA and the organization was very dear to her for over 50 years. After she and Bob divorced, she remarried Peter Paxson in 1985. She and Pete moved to Huntington Beach where they lived happily, right by the ocean. Elaine is survived by her sister Marlene Rosen, adult children Rebecca, Kathleen, and Robert, step-children Sharon, Janice, and Barry, 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her service is at St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Church in Huntington Beach, May 27th, 3pm. May her love for her children and her AA family be a blessing forever.


Riederich, Lt. Col. John Becker, 80, USAF (Ret.) On April 24, 2018, Lt. Col. John Becker "Mad Jack" Riederich (Retired), "ran out of airspeed, altitude and ideas," as he lost his battle with leukemia, and not without a fight. John was a graduate of West Haven, CT High School, where he was later inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame for athletic achievement, dedication, courage and character. A Home Town Hero from West Haven, CT (locally known as Johnny), he graduated from the University of Connecticut and went on to be a pilot in the Air Force. He survived two tours in VietNam as a helicopter rescue pilot, flying the HH43-Husky. He completed over 500 missions in which he retrieved and or recovered every person he was sent after. John achieved the Honor of the Distinguished Flying Cross in VietNam. John was a pilot in the military for 28 years where he flew a multitude of aircraft including but not limited to F-102's and F-4's. He had a profound effect on many under his command. He flew for the airlines both Pan American Airways and Delta. John had a wonderful career and life. Known as "The Colonel", "Captain Jack", "The Duke", "Giant Jack", and "Mad Jack", he had a tremendous impact on many of the youth in Huntington Beach, California. He was not only known as a war hero, but was most known locally for his hard-nosed, no bones about it, tough, and fair coaching style of football. John always emphasized the fundamentals and was a teacher of discipline, pride, and integrity. He is survived by Carole, to whom he was married for 53 years, and three sons, Brent, Bram and Brodie. John was a caring grandfather to 9 grandchildren. John loved his sports and most importantly his home town of West Haven, Connecticut. Johnny, you will be missed and always remembered for the Giant of a man you were. May you Rest in Peace and forever fly high, screaming across the skies at Mach speeds. A proper full military honors send-off will take place on May 21, 2018, 1100 hours, at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California


Whitton, Floyd Jones Jr., passed away peacefully with his wife, Esther, son Kevin and family at his side on May 11, 2018 after complications from a heart attack and triple by-pass surgery in October, 2017. Floyd worked for the City of Huntington Beach Police Department as the Supervisor of Crossing Guards from 1983 until he retired in 2006 and moved to Hawaii. Floyd was always laughing, he had such an infectious smile and generous heart that he made everyone feel instantly welcomed and loved wherever he was. We will miss his compassion, easy laughter, conversation and friendship. A celebration of Floyd's Life will be held at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6531 McFadden (corner of Edwards), in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.


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