Eleanor Carson, 91
ESCONDIDO - Eleanor Carson, 91, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Las Villas Del Norte.
Born Oct. 3, 1909, in Eldon, Mo., she lived in Escondido for 26 years. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Carson was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Carson, in 1996. She is survived by daughter Jeanne Sirrine of Escondido; grandchildren Mary Bachorski and husband Tony and Robert Sirrine and wife Sheri; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ralph Johnson officiating. A private cremation is planned.
The family suggests memorial donations to St. Clare's Home, 2091 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027.
Alhiser-Comer Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Mary Laurentzius, 71
ESCONDIDO - Mary Joan Laurentzius, 71, died Thursday, April 12, 2001.
Born Sept. 17, 1929, in San Diego, she lived in Escondido for 29 years. She was a librarian for 25 years. She was a member of Meals on Wheels and enjoyed card playing and traveling.
Mrs. Laurentzius is survived by her son, Peter Laurentzius of Escondido; daughter Lisa Laurentzius of Escondido; and grandchildren Erik and Dana Laurentzius.
A memorial service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Trinity Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research, 2655 Camino de Rio N. Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108 or Elizabeth Hospice, 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025.
California Funeral Alternatives Escondido is handling arrangements.
Marilyn Felker, 67
FALLBROOK - Marilyn Lorene Felker, 67, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Born Aug. 11, 1933, in Sibley, Iowa, she lived in Fallbrook for 28 years. She was a homemaker for more than 50 years.
Mrs. Felker was preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Felker Sr., in 2001.
She is survived by her son, Richard G. Felker Jr. of Alabama; daughter Brandi Cordova of Brownsville, Ore.; stepdaughter Lisa Minniear of Burton, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Don Starkey officiating.
The family suggests memorial donations to Fallbrook Hospice, 624 E. Elder St., Fallbrook, CA 92028.
Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary handled arrangements.
Laurie Rubio, 34
SOLANA BEACH - Laurie Louise Rubio, 34, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Villa Monte Vista in Poway of cancer.
Born Sept. 6, 1966, in San Diego, she lived in Solana Beach for six years. She worked at Potato Shack in Encinitas and Encinitas Care.
Mrs. Rubio is survived by her husband of six years, Romero Rubio of Solana Beach; mother Ann Reilly of Pauma Valley; sons Christian Rubio and Manuel Rubio, both of Solana Beach; daughter Ashley Clark of Solana Beach; brother Donald Humm of Auburn; and sisters Lisa Kolpaca of Costa Mesa and Vickie Neves of Roseville.
A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at View Point in Encinitas with Jerraro J. Vesnauth officiating. A private cremation and scattering at sea is planned.
The family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 2655 Camino del Rio N. Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108.
Accu-Care Cremation Center is handling arrangements.
Richard Vutech, 90
SAN MARCOS - Richard W. Vutech, 90, died Monday, April 23, 2001.
Born Aug. 3, 1910, in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in San Diego County for 17 years.
He was a mechanical engineer for 30 years for Foote Bros.
Mr. Vutech is survived by his wife of 60 years, Audrey C. Vutech of San Marcos; sons Richard V. Vutech of Escondido and Randal U. Vutech of Winona Lake, Ind.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
No services will be held at the request of the deceased. A private cremation and burial at sea is planned.
Allen Bros. Mortuary San Marcos Chapel is handling arrangements.
Helen Browne, 74
OCEANSIDE - Helen L. Browne, 74, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, of a stroke.
Born April 22, 1926, in Bonne Terre, Mo., she lived in Oceanside for 6 1/2 years.
She retired from banking in 1986. She enjoyed poetry, quilting, antiques, jazz and big band music.
Ms. Browne was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Wilson, in 1954 and second husband Edd Browne, in 1974.
She is survived by son Gary Wilson of San Diego; nine sisters in Missouri; grandson Raven Reed Peters; and two great-grandchildren.
Services have already been held.
The family suggests memorial donations to The American Cancer Society, 2655 Camino del Rio N., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108.
Mabel Lundy, 86
CHULA VISTA - Mabel S. Lundy 86, died Thursday, April 19, 2001.
Born Nov. 10, 1914, in Calgary Canada, she lived in Chula Vista for one year.
She worked at Ink & Paint for Walter Lantz and master gardener. She was a flower lady for San Marcos United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Lundy was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Lundy, in April 1990. She is survived by stepsons Terry Lundy and Rick Lundy; stepdaughter Daviana McFadden; daughter and son-in-law Llewellyn and Daniel Olson of Chula Vista; and grandchildren Stephanie Rodriguez and Jonathan Olson.
A graveside service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today, April 25, at Eternal Hills Mortuary.
Eternal Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Richard Wetherell, 63
CANYON LAKE - Richard Dean Wetherell, 63, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at his home of cardiac arrest.
Born July 8, 1937, in Iowa, he lived in Canyon Lake for six years. He was a service technician for Sears and Roebuck in Santa Ana for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He was a member of PER of the Elks Lodge No. 2444, the C.L.A.M.S. of Canyon Lake and the Tuesday Work Group. He enjoyed golfing and traveling.
Mr. Wetherell is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Erla Wetherell of Canyon Lake; son Kevin J. Wetherell of Lake Forest; daughter Jan D. Yasutake of Lake Forest; brothers Bill Wetherell of Sloan, Iowa, Burton Wetherell of Marshalltown, Iowa, Clifford Wetherell of Spencer, Iowa, Dale Wetherell of Storm Lake, Iowa, Dennis Wetherell of Wood Bridge, Iowa, Glen Wetherell of Spencer, Iowa and Paul Wetherell of Cherokee, Iowa; and sisters Phyllis Brown of Ruthven, Iowa, Carolann Culp of Desler, Neb., Shirley Francis of Tacoma, Wash., Helen Fredericksen of Boynton Beach, Fla., Sharon Hervey of Newton, Iowa and Bernice Heschke of Carson City, Nev.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Miller-Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Fred Mumford officiating. Interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery.
Miller-Jones Mortuary Inc. is handling arrangements.
Robert Lotze, 70
MENIFEE - Robert L. Lotze, 70, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at his home.
Born Dec. 31, 1930, in Colton, he lived in Menifee for 28 years. He was the owner of Bob's Maintenance Service in Menifee for 10 years. He enjoyed playing pool, cards, Scrabble and watching sports.
Mr. Lotze is survived by his wife, Dona Lotze of Menifee; daughters Michele Lotze and Mindy Lien, both of Menifee; and brother James Lotze of Nuevo.
A funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Lake Elsinore.
Evans-Brown Sun City Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Michelle Nunez, 30
TEMECULA - Michelle "Shelle" Gonzalez Nunez, 30, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Rancho Springs Medical Center of lupus.
Born Nov. 30, 1970, in San Jose, she lived in Temecula for six years. She worked for seven years as a medical assistant for Unilab Corp. She was an elder in the church. She ministered to women in prison camp. She was a member of the House to House Ministries Church.
Mrs. Nunez is survived by her husband, Arthur J. Nunez of Temecula; parents Robert and Virginia Gonzalez of Temecula; sisters and brothers-in-law Veronica and Marty Garcia of Temecula and Melissa and Jaysen Mendoza of San Diego; father and mother-in-law Tony and Celia Peters of Wildomar; father-in-law Jessie Nunez of Temecula; brother Andrew Peters of Redlands; and many nephews and nieces.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, April 25, at Temecula Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations to House to House Ministries c/o Shelle, 28073 Diaz Road, Box G F, Temecula, CA 92589.
Helen L. Browne
Helen L. Browne passed away Thursday, April 19, 2001, at midnight in Oceanside where she resided for the last 6 1/2 years. She resided at the Mar Vista Retirement Apartments. Helen L. Torrence was born April 22, 1926, in Bonne Terre, Mo., the youngest daughter of Elza and Catherine "Katie" Reando Torrence. Her nine sisters predeceased her. Helen married Ralph Wilson in 1941 and upon his separation from the service, they moved to Chicago with their son, Gary. After Ralph's death in a car accident in 1954, she moved to Santa Monica working in banking for many years. She married Edd Browne in 1971 and was widowed a second time in 1974. Helen is survived by her son Gary Wilson of San Diego; her granddaughter Raven Reed Peters of Sunland; and two great-grandsons Steven Reed Peters and William Lee Peters of Sunland. Also surviving are nieces and nephews and their families in California, Missouri and Tennessee.
A private memorial was held in Encinitas. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 2655 Camino del Rio N. Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108.
In keeping with her lifelong tradition of service to others, Helen has donated her body to the medical school at the University of California San Diego.
Mike Santana, 35
VISTA - Mike B. Santana, 35, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, in North San Diego County of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born July 12, 1965, in Reykjavik, Iceland, he lived in Vista for 17 years. He was employed by Mossy as an auto technician. He coached Pop Warner football and Vista American Little League. He enjoyed going to the desert with his family and taking his sons motorcycle riding.
Mr. Santana was preceded in death by his mother, Magnea V. Santana, on May 2, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sarah Santana of Vista; father James A. Santana of Oceanside; sons James Anthony Santana II of Vista and Christopher Brian Santa of Vista; sister Asdis and brother-in-law William Newell of Vista; father-in-law and mother-in-law Joe and Rosemary Herrera of Oceanside; nieces and nephews Meagan and Ryan, Marco and Kirsten Herrera, Jennifer, Aric and Mathew Herrera, Justin and Daniel Rivas, Chuy Jr., Joseph and Julian Tarango; family members Jesus and Cynthia Tarango, David Herrera, Gilbert and Tracie Herrera and Fred and Kelly Rivas.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at New Song Church in Vista with the Rev. Hal Seed officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to The Santana Family Memorial Fund, c/o Cal Coast Credit Union, 140 Knoll Road, San Marcos, CA 92069. Account No. 756278.
Accu-Care Cremation Center is handling arrangements.
Margaret Oram, 83
Margaret Elizabeth (Maul) Oram, 83 years old, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in Rancho Bernardo. Beloved wife of the late Robert Oram. Loving mother of Thomas Carlisle and Nancy Hadley, and the mother-in-law of Karen Carlisle and Ken Hadley. Devoted grandmother of Todd, Nathan, Jessica and Trevor. Also survived by her brother, Ted Maul and her niece and nephews.
Her warmth, sweetness and loving disposition will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on April 23, at the First Congregational Church in Escondido.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Congregational Church or the American Lung Association in her name.
Christopher E. Shaw, 37
Christopher E. Shaw, 37, died Friday, April 6, 2001. Beloved husband of Kimberley A., father of Shelby Jane, son of Colonel Louis E. USMC (Retired) and Anita L. Shaw of Oceanside, brother of David Shaw of Denver, Michael Shaw of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jennifer Pinedo of Chicago.
A memorial Mass will take place at Marine Memorial Chapel, Camp Pendleton at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his name to The Marrow Foundation, 400 Seventh St. N.W. Suite 206, Washington, DC 20004 Attn: Michael Peter.
Rev. J. Marvin Davis
Jesse Marvin Davis, or "Marvin," as he liked to be called, was born on June 6, 1910, in Butler, Okla. He was the ninth of 13 children of Robert Evan and Laura Jane Davis. Marvin died in Escondido on Sunday, April 22, 2001.
His family moved to Van Nuys in 1918, where he graduated from high school in 1928 and entered the University of Southern California in the winter of 1929. He began to prepare himself for the ministry, graduating with a bachelor of art's degree in 1933, and master of theology from the Graduate School of Religion in 1940. In 1935, he married Mary Louise Peterson and together they served some 15 church appointments in the Southern California - Arizona Conference of the United Methodist Church over a period of 40 years. In 1975, Marvin retired from his last appointment at the Seal Beach United Methodist Church and he and Mary Lou moved to a hillside citrus ranch in Valley Center. There they built the home where Marvin spent all of his retirement years.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Lou; daughter and son-in-law Janey and Valdo Smith of Valley Center; son and daughter-in-law John C. and Gail Davis of Santa Maria; son Richard M. Davis of Hollywood; daughter Christina Kahler of Los Alamitos; grandchildren Jim Smith and wife Emilia of Glendora, Erin Smith and husband Stan Alstrum of Escondido, Jill Williams and husband Robert of Santa Maria, Todd Davis and wife Jen of Pismo Beach, Bill Kahler of San Diego and Eric J. Kahler of Orange; and great-grandchildren Jessica, Natalie and Jeffrey Smith of Glendora and J.R. Dylan and Chance Williams of Santa Maria.
Memorial services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at First United Methodist Church in Escondido and for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Pioneer Church, Oakwood Memorial Cemetery in Chatsworth.
Clifford Weirick, 73
Born Oct. 27, 1927 in Wooster Ohio, he entered the U.S. Navy and worked on many ships, notably the USS Kersarge where he was responsible for missile security. After 22 years he left the Navy and worked locally for Kraft Systems in Vista as manager. He was an avid pilot and was a world champion in radio controlled competition. He built many scale models of aircraft in his home workshop, including a 1/2 scale F40 Corsair.
"Cliffie" had a disabling stroke on Christmas day and on April 12, 2001, he flew west for the last time. He is loved and missed by many.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Rosecrans Memorial Park in Point Loma.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Garden of Innocence located at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, Sorrento Valley (off the 805 at Mira Mesa). Officiating will be the Rev. Romy Supnet, Chaplain of Centinela State Prison.
Arrangements made by McCleod Mortuary (760) 745-2100. For more information call Garden of Innocence at (760) 721-0045.
Shirley M. Metts, 65
Shirley M. Metts, 65, was born in Hyannis, Neb., and spent her young childhood near San Francisco. She and her husband, Darwin, arrived in Escondido in 1979.
As one of Jehovah's Witnesses she spent more than 20 years sharing full-time with her husband in Christian activity in mid-western and eastern states.
She is survived by her husband, Darwin; mother Marie Gunnels of Escondido; half-sisters; brother; and stepbrother living in other locations.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1051 N. Ash Street in Escondido.
Dorothy Denair Roper, 92
Dorothy Denair Roper, 92, went to be with her Lord on April 24, 2001, in Vista. Born July 18, 1908, in Albuquerque, N.M., she was raised in San Bernardino and lived in northeastern Colorado for 50 years where she and her husband were involved in farming and where they raised their family and nine daughters. She was a homemaker and librarian. They moved to Vista in 1977. As an active member of Community Church of Vista, she served in many capacities, but especially cherished her work in the nursery and with missions. She contributed to the community as a Laubach tutor for many years. Flower gardening and reading were her leisure time activities and she maintained an inquiring mind until her death. Dorothy was an inspiration for her dedication to the Lord and her sweet disposition.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert B. Roper, in 1983, their first child, infant son Robert Lee, and second daughter Rosemary Jager, in 1997. She leaves a family of 78, including eight daughters and spouses, Barbara and Ray Applegate of Vista, Carol and Ralph Moonshower of Baton Rouge, Linda Unzicker of Vista, Virginia and Wayne Bules of Johnstown, Colo., Kathilyn and James Beard of Lorena, Texas, Dorothy and Richard Routsong of Colorado Springs, Nancy Anderson of Denver, and Peggy and Wallace Burt of Renton, Wash., 23 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren, with the first great-great-grandchild expected soon. Other survivors include a half-brother; four stepbrothers and a niece. All will miss her, but rejoice in her home-going.
Visitation is April 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Allen Bros. Vista. After a private interment at Eternal Hills, a memorial service will be held at Community Church of Vista on April 28, at 11 a.m. In keeping with her zealousness for spreading the Word of her Lord to unreached peoples, Dorothy had requested that memorial contributions be made to New Hope International, PO Box 110 Colorado Springs, CO 80901.
Arrangements are being handled by Allen Bros. Mortuary Vista.