In Memory

Loren Argy

Loren Argy

Loren died in a car crash on September 1, 1980
Loren attended SPHS through 11th grade then moved to Palm Springs and graduated from Palm Springs High School. Color photo from PSHS.

Page 134 — Palm Springs High School Yearbook 1972 


Desert Sun, Number 18, 1 September 1980
PALM DESERT - Loren Argy, the athletic coordinator of the Leisure Services Division for the city of Palm Springs, was killed early Sunday in a traffic collision here. Argy, 26, was riding alone when the accident occurred at 1:05 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Kennedy. Kennedy said Argy was westbound on Highway 111 when an eastbound car driven by Robert Burton, 36, of Anaheim apparently went out of control near El Paseo, crossed the center divider, and collided with Argy’s car. Argy’s vehicle was forced off the road, said Kennedy, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Burton was listed in good condition, one passenger was in fair condition, another in guarded to fair condition, and another was treated and released at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.”

Letters to the Editor Tuesday, December 8, 1981, THE DESERT SUN, Palm Springs. Calif. A13 ' Richard Cohen - ----- - - " . ------- - -1: 4 We need guilt depreciation allowance Loren Argy missed Editor, Desert Sun:' It was with great interest that I read Gene Lube'i column in the Nov. 19 edition of The Desert Sun. As one who was actively involved with the Palm Springs Leisure Services as both a participant and in my everyday job, I counted Loren Argy among my friends. I was gratified to see that the talk of, Argy Field at DeMuth Park has In' fact- become a reality. " - I was one of those who took Loren's phone calls around midnight every summer night while working the desk at The Desert Sun sports department. Abrasive, cynical, non-cooperative. All of these words describe Loren Argy. But he got the job done with as little hassle and pain as possible. And he got the job done as few people are able. I miss Loren Argy. But not the Loren who used to phone me at midnight. I miss the bright, sensitive, funny humanitarian who, although very frus-tratlng at times, was dedicated to his Job beyond the call of duty. It has been nearly a year and a half since I left The Desert Sun and Palm Springs and I would wager a guess that just now Palm Springs and the Leisure Department are finding out just how much Loren Argy meant to everyone involved.   

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10/09/21 08:54 AM #1    

Mark Carlin

Loren was a good friend and I was shocked to hear that he died all those years ago.  

The last time I saw Loren was when he moved to Desert Hot Springs in '71.  Jeff Kudo, Kevin Moore, David Pudelwitz and I went out to visit him.  I remember we went out and got high in the desert near his Home. We all thought that it was funny that he went to DHS HS - Desert Hot Springs High School.  We went back to his Home and his Mom made eggplant - which was AMAZING! That night we listened to the new Elton John album "Madman Across the Water" and got high.  

I feel really sad that Loren died so young and so violently - He was intelligent and had a great sense of humor -- He was, quite simply, a truly NICE GUY.  Rest In Peace, Loren

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