Hershel Stidman

November 30, 1934August 31, 2013
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Hershel Eugene Stidman, born Oklahoma 1934, passed Aug 31, 2013, with his family at his side. He lived in Highland for the last 35 years, retiring from Weyerhaeuser after 22 years of service. He volunteered for the Sheriffs reserve service in San Bernardino for several years, as well as a short stint in the Army. He then started his own pool service business, H & G Pool, which he ran for 33 years, servicing pools in the Highland and San Bernardino areas. He loved working in his garden to supply everyone he knew with all sorts of vegetables. His Maui onions were everyone’s favorites. He is survived by his wife Janet, and his 4 children: Hershel Stidman Jr of San Bernardino, Melody Haven of Idaho, Debbie Jones of Corona, and Doreen Aragon of Highland. Hershel was one of 10 children, 5 of which survive him: Floyd in OK, Opal Mount in Texas, Cecil in Arizona, Ethel Eastridge in Arkansas, and Bertie Beasley in Arizona. He has Tricia Cave (Granddaughter), Darin Jones (Grandson), Wayne Aragon (Grandson), Derek Jones (Grandson), Jamie Woodford (Granddaughter), Jadas Cave (Great Grandson), Jaylene Cave (Great Granddaughter), Caleb Jones (Great Grandson), Rylie Jones (Great Granddaughter ),Chase Jones(Great Grandson), who brought him great joy. Services will be held at Montecito Memorial Park Chapel Saturday 9/7/13 from 10 AM to 2 PM.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hershel Stidman

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September 6, 2013

Hershel was my youngest & bestest brother.we always enjoyed him & his family coming to visit us.he was always pulling somekind of funny pranks on someone not hurting anyone never insulting always cute funny things. we always enjoyed visiting him, also.really missed him when he had to go to the nursing home, but he remendered me when Igot to go visit him him very much & will miss him.Ilove you all. opal

Nancy Clinton

September 5, 2013

I always thought Uncle Hershal was so happy and funny. Always joking around about something. My heart goes out to all of you. I love you all. Nancy Mount Clinton

September 4, 2013

I loved Hershel Stidman. He was a father figure to me when I needed one the most. He taught me how to work and how to be a man.

Paul Martinez
San Marcos Ca

Tricia Cave

September 3, 2013

He was the best grandfather anyone could ever wish for.... He loved all of us kids and always had time for us and NEVER said no!!! He was so happy and playful and loved to aggravate. He was like a father to me, I was with him all of the time from the day I came home from the hospital as an infant. He loved to sing "You are my sunshine" to all of us and had us all singing with him.. Him and I would rock out in the truck to The Judds and sing the songs from beginning to end...He would let me put Nana's curlers in his hair... He would let me clean his ears and trusted me to do it at such a young age.... He knew everything, no matter what I asked him he had an answer....He was a hard worker and was always gone early in the morning cleaning his pools.. When he got home he would work in the garden or yard till supper was ready then he would pick his onion for us to eat with our meal. After supper he would sit in his chair and enjoy his CBS 2 news... The list could go on with this man!! He was very loved by all of us, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be greatly missed!! I love you Popa!!