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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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...

Toshihiro Fujimoto (1931-2014)

Toshihiro Fujimoto, age 83, passed away on December 27, 2014. He is the beloved brother of Michiko, Lillian (David Hampton), Evelyn, Martha (Russell Hirai), Donald (Lynn) and Edward (Carol Cruz).  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives both local...

Ethel Engstrom (1906 -2014)

Ethel Engstrom (Nee Shoebridge)  April 14, 1906 – December 14, 2014 108 years, 8 months Ethel was born on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada, without the aid of a doctor.  As her young mother had come in contact with a person with the German Measles, she was born...

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...
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