Born March 7,1950 Died April 11, 2015 at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, sons Sean and his wife Whitney, Seth, daughter Ashley and grandchildren Stefan, Zakary and Norah. GRAVESIDE SERVICE SCHEDULED: Saturday, the 25th at 1pm at the cemetery here in Yuma, on the old Catholic side
Desert lawn memorial park
U.S. Army 1970-73
Ft Ord, CA
Ft Gordon, GA
Ryukyu Island (Okinawa)
Vietnam – Dog Handler (detached to 1/5th Infantry (DMZ) and Americal Div. Chu Lai)
Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ
Daryl went to Basic at Ft Ord, CA, then to Military Police school at Ft Gordon, GA.
Went from MP’s to dog handler school in Okinawa, then off to Vietnam. I was assigned with a dog company in Cam Rahn Bay for a month, took a transfer to DaNang, then assigned to the 1/5 Mech Infantry as a dog handler in Quang Tri Province by DMZ for about 7 months.
Then assigned to Americal Div as a dog handler for a couple of months and back to DaNang to go home. Finished tour in Army at Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ, as an criminal investigator. Go figure my expertise at that time?
Imperial County Sheriff Office as deputy 1973 and retired Sgt. 1998.
Dave Stogner was Daryl’s Father who died in 1989. His Father was a country singer out of Bakersfield. Daryl loved to write and sing county and a fan of the guitar.
Daryl was the son of western swing bandleader Dave Stogner who hosted a live daily country music television show in Bakersfield in the mid 1960’s. It waz called Dave Stogner’s County Corner. Daryl was the bass player, Norman Hamlet was the PSG player and Dennis Payne was one of the lead singers. Many stars of that era dropped by to entertain including Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart, Merle Haggard and others.
Daryl Stogner said in 1997 “For over 25 years, I sat around in the fog just as you have done. I was recently pulled from my silence by a fellow vet at the Vietnam Veterans of Austin website. My arrival home was not met by demonstrators but by businessmen on an airplane from Ft Lewis, WA. who refused to let me sit next to them. I didn’t understand what I had done, then? Now I know, it’s what they had done, that was wrong! And now another veteran pops up who feels the same as I. Thanks, I needed the company.”
DEATH OF A FLOWER: By Daryl Stogner.
Rosa being a widowed parent, became suspicious of people and not very trusting. But over the coming years she met and worked for a great variety of people. More than Sharon and I can even count today. As Rosa was telling me these stories of her life, I often would ask for more details. It never surprised me how sharp her memories were of things that had happened to her 20, 30 or even 40 years earlier. She was fully aware of her surrounding her entire life.
Not one tree, plant or area of lawn has died off at Rosa’s house. But we did lose that one flower.
I for one will miss that Rose.