Obituaries

Freda Faith Sullivan, 80

The day Freda Faith Sullivan (Faye) was born, February 25, 1939, it was cold enough to snow in the small North Carolina town known colloquially as “Valley of the Lilies.” Cold, wintery days brought her joyful memories of every Christmastime spent in the warm embrace of family. It is a blessing that the last holiday season she’ll take into eternity […]

Donna Kae Huffman, 81

Donna Kae Huffman, age 81 of Hermitage, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Mrs. Huffman was born in Los Angeles in 1938, and was raised, along with her younger sister by a single mom.  She graduated from Antelope Valley High and was hired at General Electric on Edwards Air Force base during the time people know as the Space […]

Betty Jo Ching, 85

Betty Jo Ching aka Betty Jo Deets, who was born on October 30, 1934 to Rex & Vivian Deets of Chicago, Illinois passed away peacefully at home in Menifee Lakes California on December 31, 2019. She was 85.  Mrs. Ching is survived by husband, Lincoln Ching, four children: David, Steven, Michael, and Cynthia, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren,  three sisters […]

Jane Trussell, 100

was principal, teacher at San Pasqual School for 34 years

Jane L. Trussell passed away peacefully on December 22, 2019 at home in Escondido at age 100.  Born Jane Largent in San Diego, on October 17, 1919, she grew up in San Diego and graduated from Point Loma High School in 1937.  She was in the honor society every year and President of the Girls’ Athletic Association in her senior […]

Steven E. Chappell, 68

a.k.a. Steve Gates Steven E. Chappell, who was born on Jan. 16, 1951 at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, passed on Nov. 28, 2019 at his home with his family in Pipe Creek, Texas. Mr. Chappell proudly served our country from 1969-1974 in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam Campaign.     He also was part of Apollo […]

Andrew Kish, 40

was a beloved local teacher Andrew Kish, 40, passed on December 26, 2019 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Mr. Kish was born on November 19, 1979 to Darlene Anderson and Dale Kish. He has five sisters and one brother. Christine Bernard from New York, Rachel Kish, Susan Kish and Sara Jones from Valley Center, Sheena Kish from Canada and Kurt Kish […]

Robert Socin, 62

•was in SPHS’s first graduating class Robert Socin, 62, died after a brave fight against lung cancer, on November 30, 2019. Mr. Socin excelled at sports and was a member of the 1st graduating class at San Pascual High School. He was crowned Homecoming King during that senior year.  He is survived by his mother, Jackie Landes; Leslie Harrington, mother […]


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