Bertran (Bert) Hughlett
August 19, 1933 – November 26, 2021
Bertran (Bert) Hughlett, beloved husband of Charlotte Hughlett and dear friend of SHOH went home to be with God on December 7, 2021. Bert is survived by his wife of 32 years, Charlotte Hughlett; his sons Randall Hughlett (Judy), of Yucca Valley, and Curt (Debbie) Hughlett, of Canoga Park; his daughter-in-law Ricki (Bert) Hughlett; his stepson Mark (Maria) Vanderpool, of Yucca Valley; his grandchildren Cole Hughlett, Kyle Hughlett, Ryan Hughlett, Jamie Hughlett, Nicole Hughlett, Cassie Hughlett, Janene Powell, Alysia Vanderpool, Christina Vanderpool and Dakota Vanderpool; and eight great-grandkids — A.J., Wyatt, Averi, Layla, Adam, Westyn, Jessie, Nicole and Kaylee.
Bert loved traveling, fishing in the High Sierras, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Bert had many jobs and professions over the years. He worked as a “cowboy” while living in Montana. He served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. After the service he worked as an electrician for a period of time but most of his years he was in the architectural concrete business, where he was in management and also created colors and forms.
After moving to Yucca Valley, he worked as a realtor for Tri Valley Realty and then as a “handyman” for Tri Valley and dabbled in restoring and selling antiques. He was a man of many trades and talents.
A celebration of Bert’s life was held Saturday, December 11, at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel, 57373 Joshua Lane, Yucca Valley.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity or to Soroptimist House of Hope at recoveryhouseofhope.org.
1945 – 2021
Jane Turner, former Board Member of Soroptimist House of Hope has gone home to be with God. Jane went to school in Portland and attended Beaverton high school and Mills College. She had a successful career as an accountant with Hertz Rent a Car. She is survived by the love of her life Wally Turner and her son Greg Stanton.
Wally and Jane retired to the desert in 1991 and immediately fell in love with the desert lifestyle, playing tennis and socializing with the many friends they made. They also became active in the community, Jane volunteered at the visitor center and the library and spent 13 years on the city of Palm Desert housing commission. After joining the service club Soroptimist in 1997, Jane was involved in many projects to improve the lives of women and girls, not only in the valley but around the world. Jane was also a proud member and sponsor in AA and celebrated an impressive 38 years of sobriety. During the hot months Wally and Jane traveled the world and there weren’t many places they missed.
Jane acquired a wonderful daughter-in-law when Greg married Vicki and a loving granddaughter in Keali, a wonderful stepson and daughter-in-law Ted and Carla, and two delightful grandsons Ian and Colin. Memorial for Celebration of Life in honor of Jane in February at Palm Desert Tennis Club. Memorial donations can be made to one of Jane’s favorite Charities including Soroptimist House of Hope at www.recoveryhouseofhope.org.
Leonard C. Henderson
God called home one of his faithful servants on November 1, 2021. Len was devoted to his family, friends and church. He always had time to smile, chat or help anyone. Len grew up in Northern California and was a proud Marine (Once a Marine, always a marine). He was first an executive with Southern California Gas Co., and later owned companies in several industries, including security, golf and tennis and ultimately tax preparation. Most recently he was a partner in Valley Business Services. Len was an active member of the Shepherd of the Valley Church, was involved in Rotary, Masonic Lodge, the Marine Corps League and was founder of Shelter from the Storm and Crimestoppers in the Valley and frequently volunteered at the Republican Women’s Headquarters,’
Len is survived by his wife, Margaret of 45 years and longtime friend of SHOH. 4 sons, Ron Henderson, Indian Wells, David Henderson, Bermuda Dunes, Paul Sorrell, Hermosa Beach and John Sorrelll, Memphis, TN and 5 grandchildren Whitney, Stephanie Sirinya and Pamela Henderson and Nicklaus Sorrell. He will also be greatly missed by his brother Joel Henderson and His sister Michelle Ovitt. He was predeceased by his son Greg and granddaughter Brynne Sorrell and a brother James Henderson.
A celebration of Life was held on November 20 at Shepherd of the Valley Church, Indio. In lieu of Flower contributions may be made to the Shepherd of the Valley or Soroptimist House of Hope P.O. Box 1055, DHS CA 92240.
Ella Mae Manor
May 21, 1932 – October 19, 2021
Ella Mae Manor was a dear and devoted friend of SHOH. A woman of grace, elegance and generous support. She led an amazing life. In November 1964, her and her family moved to Palm Desert, California. She attended College of the Desert, getting an AA Degree in Business Administration and an AA Degree in Secretarial Science. When she received her AA in Business Administration, she graduated with her son, Craig. She served on the committee to incorporate Palm Desert in 1973. Helped establish the Lock Shop Inc. in 1976 and served as Secretary Treasurer until retirement in 1994. Was an active member of Soroptimist International of Palm Desert for 41 years and served two terms as President, 1983 & 1999. Served 6 years on the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Board, serving as the President for the year 1992. Served one term as Co-Chairman of the Palm Desert Spring Festival and was on the Sister City Committee for the City of Palm Desert. Served several years on the committee of the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade. Served as the representative from Palm Desert to the Riverside County Free Library Advisory Board and served as Chair for several years. Served on the Palm Desert Library Board.
A longtime member of Shadow Mountain Golf Club and is a past President of the Women’s Niners. She was Chairman of Desert Niners Golf Association for two years – an association representing sixteen private country clubs here on the desert with over 800 members. She was a member of Santa Rosa Golf Club until it went broke. She was a member of the Bear Mountain Ladies Golf Club when she passed on. She did reading for second-graders at Lincoln School for several years. She was a member of Hope Lutheran since 1964. She was a Stephen Minister.
Ella passed away at home on October 19, 2021, due to brain cancer. She had lived with her husband, Lyn on Garden Square in Palm Desert, for almost 57 years. Before they found out about the brain cancer, they were planning their 70th wedding anniversary. She was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela at age 16, a car accident, her son Craig at age 43, a horse accident, and by her father, mother, one brother and one sister. She is survived by her husband Lyn, a sister, Betty Wheatley, a brother. Jim Kordahl, her daughter Sandra Hardin, grandchildren: Nathan Manor, John Hardin, London Peterson and Erin Lavinski; Great grandchildren: Aiden and Siena Peterson, Joshua Manor, Emelia and Benjamin Lavinski, plus numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
A celebration of life was held at Hope Lutheran Church, 45900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA. 92260, on November 12. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to: House of Hope P.O. Box 1055 Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240