Passages

Myrna Faith Saxe-Morris 1934-2019

Myrna Saxe died in her sleep on the evening of June first, 2019. She was at peace. She was born on September 19, 1934, in Chicago. The family moved to San Francisco…

Beverly Weinger, 1923-2019 Memorial May 19

(Memorial for Weinger will be at Corazon on May 19, 10 a.m. to noon.) Beverly Mona Weinger passed away peacefully at age 96 on April 16, 2019, in Nashville, TN. She had…

Old Bill—1911-2019

Old Bill, the peripatetic Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) became part of my family in 1921, when my dad, Bob, was nine years old, and found him cruising down his street near…

Evelyn Jensen, 1938 – 2019

Longtime Topanga resident Evelyn Jensen passed away on March 30, with her family by her side. At the age of 19, Evelyn Bernbach met the love of her life and future husband,…

Claire Humphrey Memorial

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Topanga resident Claire Elizabeth Humphrey. Claire passed in the early hours of March 16, 2019. She died peacefully holding her…

Barbara Edelston Yaroslavsky—1947-2018

Born in Los Angeles on Aug. 9, 1947, Barbara Yaroslavsky was a lifelong volunteer activist in the Jewish community and beyond. She supported various nonprofit and social service agencies involved in education…

Sherry Modell—1954-2018

Sherry Carol Modell, a resident of Topanga for 15 years, passed away peacefully from lung cancer at her home on October 25, 2018, surrounded by lots of love and her little dog…

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William (Staniger) Golden—1941-2018

William first came into my life, and into Topanga, in 1980 when he and Rachel Margolin together started Holistic Life Travels, came to L.A. to edit tapes they had taken of Brugh…

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A Veterans Day Tribute: Norm Karlin 1925 – 2018

November 11 is Veterans Day. For the Messenger Mountain News, it is an opportunity to honor and remember two Topanga veterans who passed this year, who after serving their country, served the…

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Ole Kristian Gunst

In Loving Memory: Ole Kristian Gunst Born June 21, 1928 in Copenhagen, Denmark, died September 26, 2018 in Topanga, California of cancer He leaves behind 6 children and their families, 2 step…