Category: Condolences

Help for the Victims of The Big Bear House Fire

UPDATE – December 28, 2015 – A recovery fund has also been set up for the Perez family, who were displaced from their home and lost all of their belongings in the same devastating Christmas morning fire, at GoFundMe.com. Raul Perez is the head chef at Peppercorn Grille. Big Bear, CA December 26, 2015 – The devastating fire that claimed the lives of four family members is hitting the residents of Big Bear hard.  Here is the latest on how you can help those families that lost so much on Christmas day. Monetary donations may be made at the following locations...

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Fund to Help Chris Lawson’s Hospital Expenses Following Tragic Traffic Accident

Big Bear, CA, December 20th, 2015 – Chris Lawson, Co-Owner of Mercer Automotive in Big Bear City, was involved in a very serious car accident on December 15th.  This tragic accident claimed the life of Jimany Misouk, and now Chris is suffering from several broken bones, internal injuries, and severe head trauma. He currently is in a comatose state at Arrowhead Regional Hospital.  Family, friends and well wishers are donating  through Go Fund Me to help pay expenses related to this accident.  https://www.gofundme.com/fjfrhyus.   Mercer Automotive is also accepting donations in person at 225 W Big Bear Blvd or...

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Head On Collision in Apple Valley Involves Big Bear Valley Residents

Apple Valley, CA, December 17, 2015 – California Highway Patrol, San Bernardino County Fire Department and Apple Valley Fire Protection District officials responded to a head-on crash on Highway 18 early Tuesday that left 32-year-old Jimany Misouk, of Big Bear Lake dead and two others, including an off-duty Sheriff’s deputy, severely injured. The crash occurred near Lovelace Canyon Road was first reported at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to CHP officials, Stanley Conway, an off-duty Big Bear Sheriff’s station deputy, was headed westbound on Highway 18 when he lost control of his Ford Ranger. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford Ranger traveled from the westbound lane into the eastbound traffic lane where it struck a silver Subaru Legacy head on. The driver of the Subaru, Jimany Misouk of Big Bear Lake, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A front passenger in the Subaru, Chris Lawson, also from Big Bear, suffered major injuries and was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Fire Dept. used the Jaws of Life to extract Conway from his truck. He also suffered major injuries and was flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The crash is under investigation and anyone who may have witnessed it is urged to contact the Victorville CHP office at 760-241-1186. A GoFundMe fundraising campaign page has been set up for Misouk’s family. To donate...

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Coroner Positively Identifies Victim of House Fire

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 2, 2015 – On Thursday, February 26 at 11:11 a.m., emergency personnel responded to a residential fire on Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake. During a search of the residence, firefighters located Puangmanee Neatherlin, a long-time resident of Big Bear Lake, known to her friends and customers as Pong, and removed her outside. She was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. A gathering in her memory will be held at Pong’s Restaurant on Wednesday, March 4, at 12:00 noon. Friends can join her family for a service and lunch of Pong’s favorites. To help with expenses, donations are greatly...

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Valley Mourns the Loss of Dr. Ken Turney

Big Bear, CA, January 8, 2015 – On January 6, longtime Big Bear Valley resident Dr. Ken Turney passed away. Dr. Turney, a local dentist and member of the Bear Valley Unified School District’s board of trustees for more than 35 years, touched many lives and was very passionate about the students in our valley. According to Bev Grabe, school board president, “Dr. Turney invested much of his personal time researching how he could better serve students and create an environment wherein students could thrive.” She added, “The sudden loss of Dr. Turney is a shock, and he will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the community as we all struggle through this difficult time.” Dr. Turney was a father, grandfather, former fighter pilot, health care provider and dedicated public servant. Turney’s son works for the Big Bear MWD and his daughter-in-law is a teacher at Baldwin Lane...

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