Fire deals emotional blow to father, son

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Thomas Garcia John Lavender and his son Joe sifted through the ashes of John’s childhood home, which was destroyed in Saturday’s fire. “The house was built in 1939,” John Lavender said. “The fire destroyed everything.” John and Joe were at the burnt home Tuesday with an insurance agent reviewing the damage. “Fire is a strange […]

11/19 Obituaries

Mary Lavender Services: 10 a.m. on Monday at Beevers Cemetery in Quay County. Mary Lavender, 68, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, in Cerritos, Calif. She was born July 28, 1937. She is survived by her husband John Lavender; one son, Joe Lavender of Melrose; one daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos; one brother, Joe Richards of […]