Obituaries

Roberta Thomas, 81

Roberta Mason Thomas passed away on June 25, 2021 at age 81 after an eight year battle with dementia.  She was born in Escondido, California on October 24, 1939.  Mrs. Thomas was the co-owner of Don’s Escondido Cycle Shop for 11 years with her husband Donald. Later she was employed as an administrative assistant for 18 years at Valley Center […]

Lenore Therese Holscher Vega

Lenore Therese Holscher Vega passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Corpus Christi, Texas.  She was born on May 21, 1942 to Leonard & Rosalia Holscher in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from St. Benedict’s High School and married John Vega in 1964 and had three beautiful children.  She worked for many years creating beautiful and elaborate cakes and pastries. […]

Matthew Jay Vinje, 48

Matthew Jay Vinje, 48 of Escondido passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  Mr. Vinje was born on September 11, 1972 in Escondido, California. He attended Orange Glen High School in Escondido. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.  He loved the ocean, working outdoors, gardening, and spending quality time with friends. Mr. Vinje is survived by his father, […]

Franklin “Sandy” Jay Crow, 96

Former business entrepreneur and private pilot Franklin “Sandy” Jay Crow emptied every ounce of gas and made his last picture perfect landing as he entered eternal life on June 9, 2021. Mr. Crow was a man who loved to soar and lived a life by the words of Dale Carnegie’s book “How to win friends and influence People” as he […]

Don ‘Hoss’ Capel, 79

Don “Hoss” Capel, a longtime resident of Valley Center, passed on Tuesday, May 11, 2021; two months short of his 80th birthday.  He is survived by his wife, Marilynn, of 59 years, and his three children: Pam and husband Robert Tekrony of Ozark, Missouri, Sandi and husband Chris Forgette of Wildomar and Don, of Valley Center; additionally, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and […]

Harry G. Sherman, 90

Harry Sherman has passed away with his family by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Patricia Sherman, sons Barry (Sue), Brian (Misty) and daughter Susan, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Mr. Sherman was a graduate of Escondido High School, class of 1949 ad a Korean War veteran. As a longtime building contractor in North County, […]

Rick Williams, 64

Rick Williams, a longtime resident of Escondido, died April 22, 2021. He was 64. Rick Williams was born in Nephi, Utah to Ardella & Morgan Williams. Mr. Williams was a loving husband and a wonderful father to his two sons. He loved hunting, fishing, kayaking, and camping.  Mr. Williams leaves behind his wife of 29 years Penny Williams; two sons, […]


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