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Mr. Arthur Bernard Yorba

Mr. Arthur Bernard Yorba
  • July 26, 1920 - October 2, 2012
  • Desert Hot Springs, California

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“Rest in Peace my dear Daddy,You are our Hero and we miss you dearly.Love you always,Carolee, George, Tim and Jenny ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Carolee Taylor - CA - Daughter

“Shirley and Carolee-- Thinking of you both and your families in the sad time-- you are in my prayers ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Deena Campos - Hawaiian Gardens, CA

“May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort each of you family members in the loss of Bernard (known as a friend and classmate in Placentia and in Fullerton...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: DeWitt Lyon - Fullerton, CA

“My condolences to the Yorba family on their loss. Your father cared enough and had the pride to pass on the history of your important family. you...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Preston Abila - Laguna Niguel, CA

“Carolee, God bless you and your family through this time. Kathleen Russu ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Carolee,I'm so sorry to hear about your dad my prayers are with you and your family and may you find strenght in the days ahead. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Helen Flores - Palm Desert, CA

“Carolee and family,I feel your pain and I'm deeply sorry for your loss. We shared many stories of our dads and it still gives me a smile when I think...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Espie Shaver - Palm Desert, CA

“I am sorry for your loss Carolee. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Cipponeri - Rancho Mirage, CA

“In loving memmory of a beautiful person. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.Peace Be With You,Christopher Gandara and...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry for your loss, our loss. God bless him. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Luciano Yi - Fontana, CA

“I too have heard stories about Arthur Yorba. A book on the Yorba family would be delightful. I lived in Placentia and Yorba Linda. Long live the...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Dorcie Lacy - Grantham, NH

“A blessing for my FatherMay the Lord bless and keep youMay his light always shine upon youMay he look down on you with kindness And grant you...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Carolee Taylor - CA

“I met your father many years ago at Paul DiAmico`s . He told me about his family. I thought he was a very interesting man. I always thought he...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Lindy Woody


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