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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Theodore Ernest Klotzle (1928-2014)

Theodore Ernest Klotzle was born in Girard, Ohio in 1928. He moved to California in 1951 where he met and married the love of his life, Hildegarde Becher. They had 4 children and were married for 62 years. Theodore loved his family. He loved his church. He loved...

Marcella Akins Whitmore (1917 – 2014)

 Marcella Akins Whitmore, resident of Arcadia for nearly 59 years, passed away Friday morning, November 28th in Pasadena, CA following a brief illness. She was born in Humansville, MO, along with her beloved twin sister Luella, July 31, 1917. They grew up with their...

Ivan Mathis (1960 – 2014)

Ivan Mathis died at age 54, and living in his own special world, had difficulties during his lifetime. But with an enduring, yet provoking personality, he had great courage and an adventurous curiosity. Never having a negative word for anyone – always with a...

Loraine Merrill Coops (1904-2014)

Loraine Merrill Coops passed away on November 19 2014 in Alhambra at the age of 110.  She is survived by a daughter, Janet,  a son,  Robert,  and a nephew Kenneth Merrill of Kansas.   A private graveside service will be on November 25th at Mountain View Cemetery in...

Robert “Bobby” Lee Ross (1924 – 2014)

  Robert Lee Ross passed away on Sunday November 16, 2014.  He was survived by his wife of 55 years, Verma “Jean”, 2 sons Bernard and Michael Kent Ross, 2 daughters Carol Ann Ross-Whitfield and Nona Alyce “Terri” Ross-Jones. 2 grandsons. Robert Lamont Ross and Michael...

Chieko “Sherrie” Kiuchi ( 1923-2014)

Chieko “Sherrie” Kiuchi, began her life on April 10, 1923 in Oakland, CA. She was one of three daughters. She passed away November 8th, 2014. She was raised primarily in Sawtell prior to World War II, until she and her family relocated to Manzanar...

William Lee Hackett, Jr (1946 – 2014)

William Lee Hackett, Jr. was born April 19, 1946 in Dumas, Arkansas to Willie Lee and Betty Jean Hackett.  He grew up in Pasadena, California and graduated from John Muir High School. William joined the United States Air Force in 1964 and served his country honorably...

Maria Luisa Callejo (1915 – 2014)

Maria Luisa Esparza was born on September 22, 1915 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jesus and Soledad Esparza.  She was the oldest and the only girl of 8 children.  Her family moved to Juarez, Mexico, where she spent most of her childhood. She left home to go to the...

Charles John Bogdan (1958 – 2014)

Charles John Bogdan, 56, Casting Director, passed away suddenly at his home. Charles was born in Oak Park, IL, but came to Hollywood to pursue his career. Charles is in the loving arms of our parents: Rosa Maria and Charles John Bogdan and is survived by his siblings,...

Lucina C. Gonzalez (1925-2014)

  Lucina C. Gonzalez , 89,  of Altadena, CA passed away October 28, 2014. She was the wife of Jose Gonzalez.  For more information please contact our offices or...

Anthony S Bova (1951-2014)

Anthony S. Bova , 63, of Temple City passed away October 27, 2014. He was a superintendent for the City of Los Angeles. Surviving Anthony is his wife Dawn.  Viewing will be held Sat Nov 8th from 9-11am at Sunrise Chapel , 2400 N Fair Oaks Ave.  Altadena, CA    For...

Robert Edgar Campbell (1911-2014)

Robert Edgar Campbell – passed away at Villa Gardens on October 26, 2014. He was born on November 11, 1911 in Hutchinson, Kansas, and lived as a young adult in Chicago. He attended Bowdoin College and later trained as an accountant. In 1947, he was married to Dorothea...
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