Obituary Notices and Memorials


MOKRES, Dr. Joseph In Loving Memory of Dr. Joseph Mokres, Chiropractor, who came to Lancaster in the 1950s from Del Mar, California, to work for Convair at Edwards AFB. He later established an office in Lancaster where he practiced the healing art of Chiropractic retiring in 1999. Prior to that he served the community as owner of Tip Top Tree Service. Doc or Joe as he was affectionately known, was an avid sportsman and loved tennis, boxing, baseball, hiking and golf. In 1942, while a member of the Merchant Marine team in Miami, Joe won the Florida lightweight title. Also during World War II he was an Athletic Instructor in the US Navy while stationed in Hawaii. After leaving the service, Dr. Joe earned his degree in the healing arts, graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1948. He was a vocal supporter of natural health and healing methods and passionately taught others the finer points of good health. His love and compassion touched many lives in the Antelope Valley where he was highly regarded by his many patients. He was a champion of the poor and disabled and was deeply concerned with the well-being of all. He was a kind, generous, understanding and remarkable man. Joseph Martin Mokres came into this world on March 16, 1920, the youngest child of George and Mary Mokres of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Outliving four brothers and one sister, he passed away at the age of 90 on November 8, 2010, in Arizona, where he was under the care of his friend Louise Coble. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Melody Mokres of California, daughter Juanita Gothier, grandsons, Ryan and Joshua Harvey of California, nieces Peggy Kahldahl of North Dakota, Mary Lou Kolp of Washington, Karen Brennan of Colorado, Meri Ralphs of Oregon, and nephews, Charles Mokres of Minnesota and James Mokres of New Mexico. We are better people for having known him. He will forever be in our hearts. In respect of his wishes, no services are planned.

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