Obituaries

Diane Leslie, 83

By News Desk | June 22, 2017

“Diane Walker Leslie, a long-time resident of Escondido, died Tuesday June 6 at Felicita Vida Senior Living. Born in 1934 in Upland, she graduated from Chaffey High School in 1951 and later attended USC. Mrs. Leslie raised three boys, David, Richard and James Lenhert. Mrs. Leslie enjoyed socializing, travel and politics. She is survived by her sons, David and Richard … Continue reading “Diane Leslie, 83”

J. Burl Gist, 97

By News Desk | June 22, 2017

J. Burl Gist died May 24, 2017 near Placerville California where he resided for over 10 years.  He was 97. Mr. Gist was born in Texas but his parents moved to Southern California when he was an infant. Burl was an only child. He lived in San Marcos California with his family for over 30 years. Mr. Gist retired from … Continue reading “J. Burl Gist, 97”

Sarah “Sally” Miller Martin, 86

By News Desk | June 16, 2017

Sarah “Sally” Miller Martin, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, age 86, passed away in Pleasanton, on Thursday May 11, 2017 with her family near her side. She was born on January 31, 1931 in DeKalb, Illinois to Ralph Guvine and Ethel Belle (Langholf) Miller of Rochelle. She married Robert “Bob” Paul Martin on July 20, 1951 at Seward Congregational … Continue reading “Sarah “Sally” Miller Martin, 86”

Dana Behymer

By News Desk | May 31, 2017

A memorial will be held June 13 for Dana Behymer, a 33-year resident of Valley Center who died suddenly on March 18, 2017 of Legionaires disease at Palomar Medical Center. Legionaires is a very rare condition. She was born in Los Angeles on Friday the 13th, but always considered it lucky. She turned every single thing in her life into … Continue reading “Dana Behymer”

Eleanor Josephine Mitchell Coldwell, 88

By News Desk | May 31, 2017

Eleanor Josephine Mitchell Coldwell (Jo), born November 26, 1928, “Jo,” as she was known to most of her friends and family, passed away peacefully on May 21, 20178 at 88 years of age. She grew up in Duluth Minnesota, but ventured to California to attend college. There, in Pasadena, she met her true love, Leonard Coldwell, which changed the course … Continue reading “Eleanor Josephine Mitchell Coldwell, 88”

David Brotherton, 81

By News Desk | May 25, 2017

David M. Brotherton born in Escondido on November 5, 1935, passed away on May 19, 2017. Mr. Brotherton is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary, daughters Rosemarie and Ashly.  He was the only brother to four sisters Ada, Willine, Elda and Patty. He also had four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. David did service in the National Guard and … Continue reading “David Brotherton, 81”

Jean Gertrude (Webster) Marches, 1921-2017

By News Desk | May 11, 2017

Jean Gertrude (Webster) Marches died peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Escondido. Born on March 5, 1921 in Hibbing, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Percy and Freda (Hodge) Webster. She was a 1939 graduate of Chisholm High School and went on to graduate from St. Cloud State University (formerly St. Cloud State Teachers College) in 1946. A passionate … Continue reading “Jean Gertrude (Webster) Marches, 1921-2017”

Elizabeth Pinter, 93

By News Desk | April 25, 2017

Elizabeth Pinter, March 13, 1924 – April 18, 2017 Elizabeth Louise (Lees) Pinter had a love of travel, education, and arts and languages that made positive impacts on both her life and the lives of those around her. Although Mrs. Pinter was born in little Weleetka, Oklahoma, degrees from University of Oklahoma and Columbia University (NY) in Journalism & Latin … Continue reading “Elizabeth Pinter, 93”

Agatha Ann Giacalone, 83

By News Desk | April 25, 2017

Agatha Ann Giacalone, a longtime resident of Escondido, died April 20, 2017, surrounded by nearly every member of her family. She was 83. Tears were shed, memories were shared, love was expressed, and much laughter was had as the family gathered to celebrate her life with her in her final day. She passed without pain or suffering, loved to the … Continue reading “Agatha Ann Giacalone, 83”

Fidel Montoya, 64

By News Desk | April 19, 2017

Longtime Escondido resident Fidel Montoya, died April 10, 2017. He was 64. Mr. Montoya was born in San Diego, June 15, 1952 and died in Escondido. He graduated from Escondido High School. He worked as a maintenance man for Public Store Maintenance. He loved classic cars and owned a 1957 Nomad. He also loved going to the beach, watching sunsets … Continue reading “Fidel Montoya, 64”