About History

Resting here at Mountain View Cemetery are the remains of Pasadena’s pioneer families, California statesmen, and other historically significant personalities.  

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Mountain View Mausoleum

The historic Mountain View Mausoleum wasn’t established together with the cemetery – learn about its history and what makes it a unique place to remember the past 

OBITUARY – TRIBUTES
 The latest obituaries and tributes are shown below.  
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Richard Gordon (1987-2015)

Richard D. Gordon ,27,  passed away on March 10, 2015.   Richard was born on October 19th, 1987. He was the son of Richard K. Gordon.  He was a graduate of Pasadena Waldorf School, a member of Flyers Soccer Team, awarded the most valuable offensive player of the...

Daniel Savala (1954-2015)

On May 23,1954 Daniel Savala  senior and Rachel Savala had their firstborn son Daniel Savala Jr.     Daniel was born and raised in the city of El Monte California. He grew up with his siblings Dolores, Rachel, Jimmy and Diana. Along with his cousins Robert, Joey,...

Hilda Opel Lemke (1924-2015)

Hilda Opel Lemke Memorial Biography March 3 2015 by Carol Lemke Potter                                                                                      Hilda Bertha Opel was born on Dec 3, 1924 to Otto Opel and his second wife, Caroline (Schmutzler) Opel in...

Marie Margaret Hart (1919-2015)

 Marie Margaret Hart, 95, passed away on February 23,  2015.  Marie was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Pasadena, California, and lived in the Los Angeles area her entire life. Her father, William J. Tomaschke, was a pharmacist, and her mother, Catherine (née Stockhausen), was...

Mae Helen Patton (1927-2015)

Mae Helen Patton, 87, of Altadena, passed away on February 12, 2015. Helen was the daughter of Willie Dockery and Gussie Woods both from Arkansas.  She leaves behind  3 children; son, John Patton,  daughters Cherice Patton and Chandra Galbreath.  Viewing hours will be...

Audrey F. Evans (1927-2015)

Audrey F Evans passed away Feb 20th 2015.   Audrey was born in her beloved Chicago Illinois in 1927. She started playing the piano when she was just a girl and music truly became her life’s work. She went away to college at Wesleyan University in Bloomington...

Abe “Sunny” Crawford (1938-2015)

In Loving Memory of   Abe “Sunny” Crawford   1938-2015  A Well Lived Life Warrior, Protector/Defender of the Faith, Family, Country, Giving (both spiritually and financially)   ABE “SUNNY” CRAWFORD – Protector of the Faith, Family, Country...

Elizabeth Ellis-Arroyo (1962-2015)

 ELIZABETH ANN ELLIS-ARROYO was born on January 21, 1962 in Los Angeles, California.  She attended Pasadena area schools.  Her K-12 education concluded with graduation from Marshall Fundamental School in June 1980. Elizabeth advanced her education attainments with an...

Oliver Clyde Youngblood (1959-2015)

Oliver Clyde(OC)Youngblood also known as “Frog”, was born August 12, 1959 in Pasadena, CA. he passed away February 2, 2015. He was born to Lester and Lucille Youngblood. OC was baptized at a young age, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Pasadena, CA. where he also...

Tonja Lavonne Knowles (1966-2015)

MEMORIAL SERVICE In Loving Memory of TONJA LAVONNE KNOWLES May 17, 1966  –  January 14, 2015 Mountain View Mortuary / Sunrise Chapel                              Apostle Jerone L. Miller -  Officiant                           2400 Fair Oaks Ave. Altadena, CA...

Joseph Lahfdany (1925 – 2014)

Joseph Lahfdany  Passed away December 7, 2014. Having lived his entire life in the beautiful Crescenta Valley,  Joseph appreciated and enjoyed the wonders of creation. This put within him a strong desire to know and serve the Creator Jehovah God.  A devoted son, loyal...

Betty Louise Wood (1923-2015)

 Betty Louise Wood passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Betty was born on July 9, 1923 in Pasadena, California to Jesse Pearl Irwin and Otto Rudolph Ernst.   She began her career at Lockheed back in the 40’s when most women still did not...
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