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A message from Nan Savage Healy's Family - July 2018

We want to update you all on Nan's condition. As many of you know, she has been battling advanced ovarian cancer for seven years, and, unfortunately, we are at a point now where the cancer is taking over... She is being taken care of at home by her daughter, Kathryn, and son, Wil.

She wanted to share her gratitude for each and every one of you and the Desert Explorers as a whole. She began four-wheel driving in the 1990s with Bill and Dottie Mann, who welcomed her into their 4x4 family. Soon, she upgraded from her little Subaru-Forester-that-could to an X-Terra and became 'X-Terror' Nan! Eventually, the Desert Explorers became her 4x4 family, and she would often bring her children on trips from the time they were in elementary school to past college!

She developed wonderful friendships with her fellow Desert Explorers and always looked forward to the next trip. Thank you, all, for welcoming her into your group and into your lives. She holds her many wonderful memories of the Desert Explorers dear.

Any messages you would like to share with Nan can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and her family will make sure that she gets them. Thank you.

With warm regards,

Kathryn Savage

In Memory of

  • Tom White 
  • Gene Olsen
  • Walt Wheelock
  • Tom Church
  • Bob Martin
  • Bill Ott - passed July 10, 2004
  • Bill "Shortfuse" Mann -Passed August 2006
  • Dwight Stroud - passed January 19, 2007
  • Lorene Crawford - Passed August 2009
  • Alan Romspert - Passed August 19, 2009
  • Don Putnam - November 5, 1916 to August 14, 2012
  • Jim Proffitt - March 21, 1941 to September 1, 2012
  • Reda Anderson - passed October 25, 2012
  • Rick Cords - May 1944 to February 1, 2014
  • "Sir" Bob Rodemeyer - December 1950 to November 11, 2014
  • John Fulton - July 5, 1937 to February 15, 2015
  • Marilyn Martin - November 19, 1929 -  June 20, 2015
  • John Page - passed September 8, 2015
  • Gary Preston - passed February 24, 2016
  • Ted Kalil - passed in 2016
  • Jerry Etchison - passed in December 2016
  • Jerry Harada - passed on August 6, 2017
  • Gene Stoops - passed on Sept 2, 2017
  • Graham "Coop" Cooper - March 31,1944 to November 22, 2017
  • Charles Hughes - passed on May 19,2018
  • Nan Healy Savage - passed on July 9, 2018
  • Maybelle Lipking - August 2,1925 to August 9, 2018

" Happy Trails To Yo, u, Until We Meet Again..." 

Coming Up

Fri Oct 26 @12:00AM
Mojave Heritage Trail
Sat Dec 15 @12:00AM
Annual DE Christmas Party

Welcome!

January 2018

  • David & Lois Hess - Bakersfield CA
  • Paul & Marlene Vermette - La Mesa CA
  • Beth & Jack Mika - La Verne CA
  • Paul Paulsen - Anaheim CA

March 2018

  • Michael Berger - Costa Mesa CA

April 2018

  • David Rehrer - Apple Valley CA

May 2018

  • Jerry & Sue Peppers - New York NY