Obituaries

Eileen Joyce Visser

December 25, 1926 – June 30, 2019 Eileen Joyce Visser was born December 25, 1926 to Arnold & Elizabeth Kravig in Chandler, Minnesota.  She was raised in this small town of 270 people.  During Eileen’s senior year of high school her father moved the family to Southern California.  Eileen finished her senior year of high school at Valley Christian High […]

Susan Crane, 67

Susan Crane passed on June 15, 2019. She was born on May 24, 1952 and grew up in Jesmond Dene. She lived in Escondido most of her life. She lived in Fallbrook for 25 years as well.  She was a “Hippie Chick” or “Cab Lady” to some but she was a friend to all. She is now free to fly […]

Dorothy Marie Farrow, 91

Dorothy Marie Farrow passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 with her loving family by her side. She was born on February 5, 1928 in Nebraska to Earl and Edith Baum, the youngest of four children. Dorothy graduated from the School of Nursing at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1944 and was united […]

Sharon Bowman, 93

Taught many years at Escondido schools, was leader in teachers unions On September 14, 2018, Sharon Bowman, loving mother and grandmother, inspirational grade-school teacher, pioneering activist for teachers’ rights, and legislative advocate for the California Teachers Association, died from natural causes at her home in La Jolla, California, at the age of 93.   The eldest of three children, Sharon […]

Jess Draper Asper, 60

Minister expanded programs for International Church of Christ in Latin America Surrounded by family, Jess Draper Asper died peacefully on June 8 following a 5 year battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a form of Frontotemporal Dementia.  Services and a celebration of life will be Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Church of Christ in Kerrville with Pastor LuJack […]

Rose Adel Lawton-Culpeper

July 2, 1926 – March 27, 2019  Born in Clarkston, Washington, to Bertha & Conrad Strandlund, Rose was the second of four children.  When she was 6, her family moved to Tacoma, Washington where she attended local schools until moving to San Diego in 1943 where she joined her sisters working towards the war effort.   In 1945 she met […]

Shirley Mae Hawkins Grove, 83

Shirley Mae Hawkins Grove, 83, passed away peacefully on April 18, at home in Escondido. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, the family social director who brought everyone into her circle of love. Born in Winner, South Dakota to Claude Reed Hawkins and Esther Fredericka Hansen, she was the middle daughter, her siblings included Merlin, Rusty and […]


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