Obituaries

David Thuleen, 57

David Thuleen of Escondido, beloved son, brother, friend and teacher, passed away on September 9, 2019 at the age of 57, due to complications from metastatic salivary gland cancer.   Mr. Thuleen was a Physics teacher at Fallbrook Union High School from 1989 until his retirement in 2016. Prior to teaching, he had worked in the fields of science, programming […]

Heather Marie Whittier, 48

Heather Marie Whittier (Earnest), passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at UC San Diego Medical Center at the age of 48.  She is survived by her husband Tim Whittier, her children Celisha Pompeo, Cameron Whittier, and Cory Whittier, her mother Kathy Heagy, father Jimmy Earnest and sister Tammy Scriven.  Mrs. Whittier was born on October 11, 1970 in Whittier, […]

Howard Kuiper, 85

Howard Kuiper of Escondido, California, passed away on August 14, 2019 at the age of 85. Born on June 22, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, he was raised in Highland Park. Mr. Kuiper received a B.S. at Northwestern University and earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to earning his degrees, he served in the U.S. Army stationed […]

John Trudell, 72

John William Trudell, resident of Escondido, California passed away on July 30, 2019 at home at the age of 72. Mr. Trudell was born on July 4, 1947 in San Diego. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, Saint Augustine High School and graduated from San Diego State University.  He was a Certified Public Accountant in Escondido since 1985.  He served […]

Mary Anne Byrne

Mary Anne Byrne, resident of Escondido, died peacefully in her home in Escondido, with family at her side, on July 6, 2019, two months short of her 102nd birthday.  Mrs. Byrne was born on September 5, 1917 in Rochester, New York to Herbert George Hartman and Anna Christina (Baierl) Hartman. She was the oldest of five siblings, all of whom […]

Harry Allen Hodges

In 1944 at age 16 Harry Allen Hodges joined the U.S. Merchant Marine and sailed on the Pacific until WWII ended.  When he returned he joined the U.S. Army and volunteered for basic airborne training and fought in the Korean War where he received a battlefield commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers.  During the period 1961-63, Harry, then […]

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 […]


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