Delmore Schrader, 81
VISTA - Delmore M. Schrader, 81, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Rancho Vista Health Center.
Born March 30, 1919, in North Liberty, Ind., he lived in Vista. He worked for Cubic Communications and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Schrader is survived by his wife, Glorine Schrader of Vista; daughter Judy Price of Wildwood, Mo.; brothers Russell Schrader of Albuquerque, N.M., and Gene Schrader of North Liberty, Ind.; sisters Jeanette Jackson and Mildred Kaser, both of North Liberty, Ind.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Eternal Hills Mortuary.
A funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Eternal Hills Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial donations to the Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025
Eternal Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Lola Cain, 90
OCEANSIDE - Lola Ivon Cain, 90, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her home.
Born Jan. 28, 1911, in Marion County, Ark., she lived in Oceanside for 49 years. She was a homemaker and active in Christian ministries, assisting at Mother Layne's Hospitality Home for servicemen in San Diego from 1952 to 1978. She enjoyed playing the piano and baking.
Mrs. Cain was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Cain, in 1997.
She is survived by her husband of 77 years, Bert Cain of Oceanside; son and daughter-in-law Keith and Peggy Cain of Oceanside; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. today, March 30, at Eternal Hills Mortuary.
A funeral service is scheduled for noon, Saturday, March 31, at Assembly of God in Vista. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
Eternal Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Barclay Smith, 79
LEUCADIA - Barclay "Buck" W. Smith, 79, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at his home.
He was born on July 4, 1922, in La Jolla and graduated from La Jolla High School in 1939 and from George Washington University in 1968.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1974 as a captain. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran, and served aboard the USS Leyte, USS Randolph, USS Guadacanal, USS Saratoga, USS Independence, USS Enterprise and USS Constellation.
He was a recipient of the Air Medal (Gold Star), Navy Unit Commendation Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, Navy Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Philippine Independence Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Korea Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation.
He was a member of the Retired Navy Officers Association and served as past treasurer and board member of the San Dieguito Historical Society. He was active with the Encinitas City Council.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Versy Twyla, in 1978.
He is survived by daughter Sheryl Lynn Smith of La Crescenta; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Walter J. and Shirley L. Gafner of Houston; nephews Gary and Glenn Thacher of El Cajon, Meldon K. Gafner of San Diego and Stanley D. Gafner of Leucadia; and nieces Penne Thacher and Bonnie Thigpen of El Cajon.
Military and memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Eternal Hills Memorial Park Chapel in Oceanside.
Donald Reiber, 69
VISTA - Donald Reiber, 69, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at Bremerton, Wash., of natural causes after a long illness.
Born June 16, 1931, in Windsor, Colo., he lived in Vista for 22 years.
He graduated from Windsor High School in 1949 and was the owner of Don Reiber Painting in North County for more than 30 years. He was past president of North County Anglers in Vista, where he was a member for 20 years. He was an avid fisherman.
Mr. Reiber was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; father Carl Sr.; daughter Sandra Jean; and brother Carl Jr.
He is survived by his mother Bertha Reiber of Denver; sons Gary Baker of San Marcos and Rick Reiber of Grapevine, Texas; daughters Lisa Beal of San Marcos, Melody Dickinson of Bremerton, Wash., Tammy Borg of Desmet, S.D., Laurel Christy of Woodland, Wash., Donica Poer of Vancouver, Wash., and Robin Frazier of Grapevine, Texas; brother Henry Reiber of Colorado Springs, Colo., sisters Dottie Lee and Mary Ann Whitson, both of Denver; 11 grandchildren, including Kendra Wellington of San Marcos, Amanda, Ashley and Alex Fellinger, all of Bremerton, Wash.; and three great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held on March 17 at Bremerton, Wash.
His ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony.
Allan Eidsmoe, 80
ESCONDIDO - Allan M. Eidsmoe, 80, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, of pulmonary fibrosis.
Born March 26, 1921, in Halstad, Minn., he lived in Escondido for 25 years.
Mr. Eidsmore retired on Jan. 1, 1980, from Rockwell International.
He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rockwell International Management Club, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II as a technical sergeant and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Mr. Eidsmoe was preceded in death by his son, Eric A. Eidsmoe, in 1984.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, V. Suzanne of Escondido; daughter and son-in-law Lynda and Dudley Kramer of Valley Center; brothers and sisters-in-law Myron and Kathryn Eidsmoe of Escondido and Wayne and Linda Eidsmoe of Hemet; and grandchildren Dawn and Christopher Hendershot, both of Escondido.
A memorial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church with Michael Ecklekamp officiating.
Interment will be at a later date at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations to Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025.
Geneva Snyder, 86
RENTON, Wash. - Geneva V. Nielsen Snyder, 86, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Renton, Wash., where she had lived with her daughter since 1997.
Born Sept. 9, 1914, in Dannebrog, Neb., she had lived in San Marcos for many years.
She was a purchasing agent at the Naval Weapons Center-China Lake.
Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Chick) Snyder, stepson Ronald Snyder; sister Ruby Taylor; brother Raymond Nielsen; and parents Peter Jorgen Nielsen and Martha Christine Nielsen.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law Madelyn Jorren and Joyce and Les Dalton; two stepdaughters; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Gene Swanson, 90
ESCONDIDO - Gene F. Swanson, 90, died Saturday, March 24, 2001.
Born Jan. 16, 1911, in Minneapolis, he lived in Escondido. He was a salesman and a musician. He played at various functions around the county and was well known for his efforts with the Harmonaires. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
Mr. Swanson is survived by his wife, Lenore; daughters Lyn of San Diego; Judie of Los Angeles; son Robert of Northern California; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at his granddaughter's home in San Marcos.
Mrs. Swanson donated his body to science at the University of California at San Diego.
Robert A. Crawford
"Bob" was born July 31, 1929, in Chula Vista, son to Alvin G. and Doris H. Crawford, older brother to Jean A. Myres. He lived in National City, where his love of music and its sound purity led him to many interesting occupations.
While he was only a boy, Bob built his own radio transmitter with which he broadcast his own musical radio show to the surrounding two blocks of his neighborhood, much to the chagrin of the authorities.
At the age of 17, he and a friend bought the Ken Cinema where he redesigned the sound system and booked his own films, largely for the quality of the music. He developed a strong love for film and the musical scores within them. Throughout his life, he compiled an extensive library of film and their accompanying sound tracks.
Bob met his wife of 50 years, Leonor, while repairing the projector for the movie theater where she worked as the projectionist.
He attended SDSU for three years before he was drafted into the Army in 1951. Because of his extensive knowledge in electronics, he was recommended to the Cold Injury Research Team, to study the effects of frostbite. While working in the field hospitals in Korea, he developed an instrument, using ultrasound, to measure the depth of frostbite injury.
When he was discharged, doctors with whom he had worked, urged him to help them at Indiana University Medical Center. There, working as an integral part of the Surgical Experimental Laboratory, he developed the first operational oximeter, an instrument that measures the level of oxygen in the blood. His concept is still used in hospitals today.
In 1955, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Butler University, Ind. He taught physics and electronics at Butler for two years before working at RCA, where he developed the sound filters for their "new" color televisions.
Bob, his wife and four daughters moved to Phoenix in 1958 to become project engineer for Motorola's Western Military Electronics Center.
In 1962 he was recruited to Midland Manufacturing in Kansas City, Kan. where he served as vice president of engineering. He developed high frequency quartz crystal filters and wrote a paper that was later entered into the Library of Congress. His son was born there.
His ingenuity and resourcefulness was evident to a friend who encouraged him to start his own crystal filter manufacturing plant in Phoenix. He and his friend opened C-F Networks, Inc. in 1963. That success led to the creation of other manufacturing businesses in Arizona: Networks Sciences and RLC Company.
He moved to Carlsbad in 1976 and started two more manufacturing plants known as AFT and AFD.
Away from work, Bob was a voracious reader. He loved to study philosophy and engage in political discussion. He had earned his pilot's license while in Indiana and flew his own airplane while in Arizona. He enjoyed traveling.
He will be remembered as a good and loving father, a generous friend and husband, a teacher and philosopher. He is much admired by his colleagues and respected by his relatives.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Leonor, his daughters, Dody Tucker, Linda Crawford, Teresa Crawford, Janet Howard, his sister Jean Myres, all of California; his son Guy Crawford of Arizona, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bob passed away peacefully at home on March 19, 2001. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Berge-Roberts Mortuary, 607 National City Boulevard, National City. Private interment at Glen Abbey Cemetery follows on Monday.
Loreen Larner, 75
CARLSBAD - Loreen L. Larner, 75, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Scripps Hospital in Encinitas.
Born Dec. 26, 1925, in Alliance, Neb., she lived in Carlsbad for six years and lived in Whittier and La Habra before moving to Carlsbad. She was an elementary school teacher, La Habra Unified School District, retiring in 1993. She received bachelors and masters degree from Cal State Fullerton in 1971. She enjoyed riding her horse and gardening.
Mrs. Larner was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Larner Jr., in 1986. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Matt and Sarah Larner of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; daughters and son-in-law Linda Larner of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Laura and Nick Farnum of Yorba Linda and Lance Lesley La Mon of Simi Valley; and granddaughters Leiza Murdaugh, Adrienne Marshall and Chelsea Larner.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at Eternal Hills Mortuary Chapel in Oceanside. A private cremation is planned.
California Funeral Alternatives in Escondido is handling arrangements.
Mary Toomey, 83
FALLBROOK - Mary Lydia Toomey, 83, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001.
Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, she lived in Fallbrook for 49 years. She was a registered nurse for 40 years and retired as the director of Fallbrook Hospital District. She was a graduate from San Diego General Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, former president of Fallbrook PTA, former president of San Diego PTA Council, former board member and honorary life member of California Hospital District, member of Women's Club of Fallbrook and founding member of Junior Women's Club of Fallbrook. She was active in leadership for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
Mrs. Toomey was preceded in death by her son William D. Toomey Jr., in 1979. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William D. Toomey of Fallbrook; daughter Marianne Austin of Visalia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery with Dr. Dennis Ginoza officiating.
The family suggests memorial donations to Fallbrook Hospice, 624 Elder St., Fallbrook, CA 92028.
Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Dennis Arterburn, 48
CARLSBAD - Dennis Arterburn, 49, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at her home from complications with diabetes.
Born Dec. 18, 1951, in Camp Pendleton, he lived in Phoenix, Weaverville and Carlsbad. He was a 1970 graduate of Carlsbad High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Sacramento in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. He was an electrical-mechanical equipment repairman.
Mr. Arterburn was preceded in death by his father, Garrett Arterburn of Carlsbad, in 1996. He is survived by his mother, Helen M. Arterburn; brothers Garrett Arterburn II and Craig Arterburn, both of Carlsbad; son Monte of Carlsbad; daughter Errinn Leigh Hart of Texas; and numerous cousins.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Accu-Care Cremation is handling arrangements.
Therese Ruiz, 38
OCEANSIDE - Therese Valerie Ruiz, 38, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Tri-City Medical Center.
Born March 20, 1963, in Chicago, she lived in Oceanside for one year. She was employed at Invitrogen Biotech Co. as an executive secretary.
Mrs. Ruiz is survived by her husband of seven years, Mario Ruiz of Oceanside; and grandmother Helen Ladonski of Illinois.
Visitation is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. rosary recited from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and funeral service at 1 p.m. Sunday, April, 1, at Eternal Hills Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be Wednesday, April 4, at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Ill.
Eternal Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Grayce Menser, 78
VISTA - Grayce A. Menser, 78, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001.
Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Friesland, Holland, she lived in Vista. She was a retired legal secretary. She enjoyed artistry.
Mrs. Menser is survived by sons Ted Duncan of Oceanside and Skipper Duncan of Whittier; sister Gertrude Oertle of Fallbrook; brother Edward Zuierstra of Bonsal; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, March 31, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress.
Wilson Snyder, 83
FALLBROOK - Wilson Grant Snyder, 83, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001.
Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Salt Lake City, he lived in Fallbrook for one year. He owned an automobile dealership and retired after 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He graduated from the University of Utah.
Mr. Snyder is survived by stepsons Brett Small of Salt Lake City and Robert Small of Newport Beach; daughters Sandra Perlatti of San Diego and Tani Doering of Park City, Utah; stepdaughter Marsha Hackley of San Raphael; brother Joseph Snyder of San Jose; sister Ruth Mundorff of San Francisco; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home in Heber City, Utah. Burial will follow at Snyderville Cemetery in Park City, Utah.
Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary is handling arrangements.