April 2017

March 31, 2017

Dear Employees of LAFRA,

Thank you for the lovely plant you sent in memory of Dennis [Mendenhall]. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Many of you were able to attend the service and I want you to know how I appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

Mary Mendenhall
Westlake Village, CA

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LAFRA:

I am sorry to learn of the passing of Everett Moore. We worked together at training in the late 1980’s. He accomplished a lot during his time at training. I will always remember when he did the orientation for the rookies classes and how he could roll those R’s in the Hispanic surnames.

RIP my friend,

Duane Warth
Reno, NV

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LAFRA:

Charlie [Doyle] was my third Captain out of the drill tower in mid-1964, at old 62’s, and one of the better Captain’s I ever worked for. We have remained friends over the years, speaking on the phone now and then. While I haven’t seen him in a number of years, my wife and I will always remember him.

RIP my friend!

Rudy McTee
Minden, NV

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LAFRA:

I worked with George Taylor from 1971-1973 at 90’s. I was still a rookie with just two years on the job. George was a mentor on the “Tailboard” to me. I really enjoyed my time with him. Hated to leave when I went to the Arson Unit in 1973. 90’s was a great house, lots of fun, plus we did our job – firefighting and helitack. George was a big part of the great times I had at the station.

God Bless and RIP George,

Terry Depackh
Henderson, NV

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LAFRA:

So saddened about Dave Moorman’s sudden passing. An excellent fireman and good friend. I worked with him over the years – USAR logistics, brush patrol, etc. Always smiling, and good at everything. One of the good guys that will be certainly missed.

Rest in peace my friend.

Raul Miranda
Thousand Oaks, CA

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LAFRA:

I worked with and around Dave [Moorman] over the years in the Valley. What a great guy. I’ll always remember that contagious smile of his. A tragic and sudden loss. Prayers to his family.

God Speed my friend,

Butch Kennedy
Lake Isabella, CA

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LAFRA Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen’s Fund,

Please accept my donation in memory of my husband, Mike Brumbaugh.
Thank you so much for being so good and helpful to me. You all have always been in my heart and always will be!

Christine Brumbaugh
Riverside, CA

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Dear Andy,

I was shocked to read of the passing of Dennis Mendenhall. I never met Dennis but worked with his dad Ralph at 63’s in the 1970’s. Ralph was very proud of Dennis and talked of him often. Both men were heroes in the military and gentlemen on the job.
The enclosed check is for the WODFF in their honor.

Sincerely,

Raymond Rutter
Grass Valley, CA

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Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund

Please accept this donation in memory of James Rogers whom I worked with many years ago. And to Marilynn Wahlers, wife of Werner Wahlers, who we traveled with. I came on the department with Werner in July of 1949. There are not many of us left from that class.

Thank you,

Jack & Barbara Chell

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LA Firemen’s Relief Association.

Please accept this donation in memory of my husband Captain Fredrick Martin and thank you for all the good things you do for those in need of assistance.

Thank you,

Viola Martin
San Clemente, CA

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LAFRA:

My father Bill Kearns was a good friend of Jim [James A. Rogers]. Jim would come down to the beach in San Clemente to visit when we were on vacation. He could take a large palm frond and carve out the most amazing faces on them.
On my high school career day Jim was there representing the Fire Department and I was a big shot because I knew him.

RIP Captain Jim Rogers, you are not forgotten.

Kevin Kearns
Thousand Oaks, CA

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