Mill Valley Obituaries
Local obituary notices in Mill Valley, CA
Thursday Jun 18 | via Marin Independent Journal
A Mill Valley man accused of shooting his brother to death this week could face the rest of his life in prison under charges filed Thursday in Marin Superior Court. Johnson Gibbs, a 41-year-old computer programmer, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning on a charge of murder with an extra penalty enhancement for the use of a gun, said Assistant District Attorney Barry Borden. Comment?
Monday Jun 15 | via The Washington Post
In the late 1930s, Mervin D. Field was a high school student in Princeton, N.J., struggling to survive the Depression by parking cars, bagging groceries and working other odd jobs. He found part-time work with George Gallup, a pollster who had just made a national name for himself by predicting Franklin D. Roosevelt's victory in the 1936 presidential race. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 9 | via Patch.com
The family of a 17-year-old San Rafael High School student who was struck and killed by a vehicle while jogging last week asked the high school staff and students to honor their daughter by practicing the gratitude their daughter showed "for every moment and in all things." San Rafael High School principal Glenn Dennis said the school was notified over the weekend that Aura Celeste Machado, a junior, had died. Comment?
Monday Jun 8 | via News Max
Ronnie Gilbert, a founding member of the influential 1950s folk quartet The Weavers, died Saturday at her Mill Valley, California, home. She was 88. Gilbert - along with Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Fred Hellerman - created the sound behind the Weavers, which popularized songs like "On Top of Old Smokey," Lead Belly's "Goodnight Irene," "The Hammer Song," and Woody Guthrie's "So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh," according to The New York Times . Comment?
Sunday Jun 7 | via Marin Independent Journal
Singer Ronnie Gilbert, a member of the influential 1950s folk quartet the Weavers, died Saturday in Mill Valley. She was 88. With the Weavers, whose other members were Pete Seeger, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman, Gilbert helped spark a national folk revival by churning out hit recordings of “Goodnight Irene,” ''Tzena Tzena Tzena,” ''On Top of Old Smokey,” ''If I Had A Hammer,” ''Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” and “Wimoweh.” The group was hugely popular before its left-wing activities were targeted by anti-Communists during the McCarthy era. Comment?
Sunday Jun 7 | via Music-News.com
Ronnie Gilbert, the lone female voice in the folk singing legends the Weavers, died on Saturday at a retirement home in Mill Valley, CA. She was 88. Gilbert was born to Eastern European immigrants and grew up in a working class background. Comment?
Sunday Jun 7 | via The Daily Republic
She was born Donna Helen Drexler, to Day and Romietta Drexler in Oakland, California. She spent all of her first 18 years living in Mill Valley, California. Comment?
Saturday Jun 6 | via KOLD-TV Tucson
MILL VALLEY, Calif. - Singer Ronnie Gilbert, a member of the influential 1950s folk quartet the Weavers, has died. Comment?
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