Mr. Arthur Bernard Yorba

  • Born: July 26, 1920
  • Died: October 2, 2012
  • Location: Desert Hot Springs, California

Rose Mortuary & Crematory

66424 Pierson Blvd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Tel. (760) 251-7673

Tribute & Message From The Family

Arthur Bernard Yorba passed way peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loved ones on October 2, 2012, at the age of 92. Arthur was born in Placentia, CA on July 26, 1920; and is preceded in death by his wife Emma, his parents Trinidad and Esperanza and 8 siblings. Arthur served his country in the United States Army during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for Bravery. When he returned home from his tour of duty he married Emma Celaya and they remained happily married for 42 years, until her passing on March 9, 1988. Arthur was very proud of his Spanish ancestry and loved talking about how the Yorba Family was one of the oldest families in California. He is survived by his two daughters, Shirley Yorba Bain (husband John), Palm Springs and Carolee Yorba Taylor (husband George), Desert Hot Springs. Grandchildren: Shelley Wheeler, Arthur Wheeler, Timothy Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Lisa Bain; 7 great grandchildren: Nicol Christina Rhea, Melissa Michelle Rhea, Stephanie Norine Rhea, Jacob John Hunter Wheeler, Kristina Marie Wheeler, Joseph John Wheeler-Kearns, Hailey Ann Belzer and 3 great-great grandchildren: Sarah Crissy Rhea, Jessica Sophia Raygoza, Luis Adrian Treto, Jr.

Services will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Desert Hot Springs, CA on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., reception will follow in the church hall. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery in Orange, CA.

The Yorba family wishes to express their gratitude to their father's long time caregiver Karen Harrison, the staff at Odyssey Hospice, Manny Fajardo, St. Elizabeth's Ladies Guild, Melissa Rhea and Timothy Taylor, for their loving care and kindness.

May the Lord bless and keep you
May his light always shine upon you
May he look down on you with kindness
And grant you everlasting peace