Shirley Ann Wilkinson was born in Lynnwood, California on August 8, 1925. She grew up in Lynnwood, where she attended school into early college. She was an accomplished majorette, marching in many parades with the well known “Long Beach Rainbow Girls”, including the Rose Parade.
The onset of World War II brought her to work for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, which was part of a consortium making B-17′s for the war effort.
When her family eventually moved to Vista, she met and married Raymond Thomas Betraun on April 18, 1948, and they settled in Vista. Ray worked with his father and brothers at A.E. Betraun & Sons Construction Company. After his father retired, Ray continued the business as Betraun Construction Company, and Shirley worked with him as office manager and bookkeeper. Ray passed away in May 1991.
Shirley and Ray were founding members of All Saints Episcopal Church, which was built by A.E. Betraun & Sons Construction Company. Shirley was every active at All Saints throughout her life and served for many years on the Vestry, as did Ray. She was very involved in the ongoing renovations and maintenance of the church property over the years. Both Shirley and Ray were also very active with the Vista Historical Society throughout their lives.
Shirley was a devoted and supportive wife to Ray during his lifetime. She was a very loving mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed immensely the company of her friends. She had a keen eye for detail and a wry sense of humor. She was interred on June 18 at Eternal Hills Lakeview Cemetery next to Ray.
Shirley is survived by two daughters, Vicki Betraun Schraner of Rancho Santa Fe, California and Jana Betraun Andersen of Wichita, Kansas, and one sister, Sharon Lee Logue of Cottonwood, Arizona. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Rob Schraner, Elise Schraner Thornton, Mike Schraner, Cameron Andersen and Colin Andersen, and two great grandchildren: Genevieve Thornton and Dravin Andersen, the son of Garrett Andersen, who preceded Shirley in death in May, 2008.
Vermeyen, Jacques passed away peacefully on Sunday June 22 at Evergreen Chalet in Vista. A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM Monday, July 21 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Vista. Graveside Service will be held at Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery in Oceanside at Noon. A reception-farewell will begin at 1:00 pm at Ciao Ristorante Italianio Banquet Room at 2015 E Vista Way, Vista.
Christine Egerer passed away Tuesday, April 29th. She was past president and member of the Vista Elks Lodge Emblem Club. Her Funeral service • Friday, May 9, 2014 • 2:30 PM Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery • 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego
(Directions to Fort Rosecrans: From Interstate 5 South or Interstate-8 West: Exit at Rosecrans Street, turn right on Canon Street, turn left on Catalina Boulevard.)
Celebration of Life for Harris Chuck on Friday, May 23, 2014 Burial: 12:30 PM • Reception: 2:00-4:00 PM Church Service at 10 a.m. Grace Anglican Church • 4055 Oceanside Blvd. #P • Oceanside, CA (Located in the Rancho del Oro Commerce Center between Avenida del Oro and Rancho del Oro)
Burial with Military Honors: 12:30 PM Eternal Hills Memorial Park - Court of the Cross Urn Garden 1999 El Camino Real • Oceanside, CA Gathering of friends and family to follow Vista Elks Lodge • 1947 East Vista Way • Vista, CA
Donald Edwin Soyland
It is with great sadness we announce the loss of long time Vista resident, Donald Edwin Soyland, who passed away on March 30th 2014 at the age of 75 after a brief battle with cancer. The second child of Lars Soyland and Thilda Samseth, Don was born in Bellflower, California in 1938 and moved with his family to Vista in 1947. He graduated from Vista High School in 1957, after which he served for 2 years in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. Upon his return to Vista, he worked for several companies and became the Associate City Planner of Vista at the age of 33. Later, he worked for Brown & Vogt before opening his own land planning and civil engineering firm, invested in real estate, and designed and built spec homes. For the last 15 years prior to his retirement, Don worked as an estimator for Ehmcke Sheet Metal.
Don graduated with and Associate of Arts degree from Palomar College in Geology. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the St. Mark Executive Course Men’s Golf Club.
Don is survived by his two brothers, Karl and Martin Soyland; his sister, Thoralinda Soyland; his two daughters, Sonja Soyland McColl and Ingrid Terpening; and his four grandchildren, Maxwell and Alaina Harrison and Gavin and Victoria Terpening.
Peggyann Weickgenant died peacefully after a lengthy illness surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, April 13th, 2014. She was born on the east coast and moved to the San Diego area in 1955 to avoid those “ long cruel winters”. She is survived by 5 of her 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
In addition, Peggyann had 6 step-children and 17 grandchildren from her second marriage to dynamic north county developer Carl Pinamonti. Her passing occurred 7 years to the day after he died.
Peggyann will be remembered for many things but mainly for her love of family, quest for adventure, & generous nature. She was also known as an avid bibliophile & engaging conversationalist. She was a world-wide traveler but her favorite place on earth to visit was Hawaii. She had a life “well-lived” and she was “well-loved.”
An open house celebration of her life will take place on Saturday April 19th @ noon in Oceanside. Please call 619.840.2836 for details. Internment is being provided by Eternal Hills.
Clark William Rasmussen, Sr. August 9, 1936 – March 17, 2014 Vista, California Age 77 - Athlete, Adventurer, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Father, Grandfather, and Friend.
Linda Westendorf of Vista was called home on March 20, 2014 just three days before her birthday. She was the loving wife of Bill Westendorf and beloved mother of Stormie Westendorf. The family is in shock and disbelief of her sudden departure.
Linda is also survived by; her mother Margaret Niszoccia, sister Debbie, Mother-in-law Delores Riech (husband Edwin), brother-in-law Larry Westendorf (wife Cathy), brother-in-law Jim Westendorf (wife Jerilynn), brother-in-law Edward Westendorf (wife Faith Ann), brother-in-law Robert Westendorf (wife Susie), brother-in-law Donald Westendorf (wife Luan), brother-in-law Thomas Westendorf, sister-in-law Marie Fisher (husband Ken), sister-in-law Elizabeth Rodriguez (husband Richard), and a host of nieces and nephews who all loved Linda very much.
Linda Joyce Westendorf Nee Linda Joyce Niszoccia was born March 23, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey and she had been a Vista resident since 1984. She and Bill met in a work out gym in Palm Springs and had been married for 34 years. They attended religious services at the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside. Linda taught at the Escondido Adult school for over 8 years. Linda and Stormie recently received their Masters degrees from the University of Phoenix. Linda’s dream was to start a Charter school.
On Sunday March 30, 2014, there will be a celebration a celebration of Linda’s life. Please pass the word. The celebration will be held at the Vista Elks Lodge No. 1868 at 1947 E. Vista Way, from 3 PM to 8 PM. There will be a pot luck dinner with each family bringing a main dish, side dish of salad or desert. There will be coffee, punch, tea and water to drink.
In lieu of flowers, the family said that a donation for funeral costs would be greatly appreciated. Please contact The Westendorf family at 951-922-2082 for more information.
Mary Evelyn “Evie” Hogan Daniel, died March 7, 2014. She was a long time resident of Golden Hills, San Diego. She was born on September 19, 1942 in Perris, Tennessee. She graduated from Little Flower in Memphis and St Catharines College in Bardstown, Kentucky. She was married to Charles “Ed” Daniel on November 28, 1962, in Memphis, Tennessee. As a career marine family, Ed and Evie and their three children bounced between coasts several times, beginning their life together in North Carolina, and after many moves with the Marine Corps, landed and planted themselves in Vista, California.
Evie worked as a preschool teacher for the City of Vista and later moved to the travel and tours department at the City, going to work for Kulture Karavan. She eventually transitioned to the private sector, and worked for Gadabout Tours as a tour planner and guide. Her love for the travel business never faltered and after a move to San Diego following the death of her husband, she went to work for PR Associates, Cadence Travel, and Daytripper Tours, as well as working as an independent travel planner.
Evie had an undying love of gardening, flowers, good fresh food and rarely missed a farmers market. She was a passionate cook, voracious reader and lover of good food and wine. She was a much loved mother, grandmother and friend to many.
She is survived by her children, Jason and wife Janet, Alison and husband John, Elizabeth and husband Steven, seven grandchildren, and long time companion, Dr. William Temple.
Craig Leroy Wolford, age 64, passed away on Monday February 17, 2014 in Hemet, California
Craig was born in San Diego, California on April 20, 1949. He was a boy scout of the Vista Chapter at the age of 10, and after high school attended Mesa College in San Diego. He worked as a machinist in the laser industry for several years.
A true California, Craig loved to surf and even backpacked throughout the entire state between the ages of 18-24. Lake Tahoe was his favorite pace to travel to.
However, Craig’s true love was music. As a musician, Craig was well known throughout north and south San Diego counties. He was gifted in singing, playing the guitar, piano and composing melodies. The Eagles were a big inspiration and he was their biggest fan.
Left to cherish his memory is his brother Bruce Wolford (Sheree), whom he was very close to, his father W.L. Wolford, and many other extended family members and friends.
Submitted by Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory – 1501 West Florida, Hemet CA
Obituary for Billy Don Line January 7 1934- Feb. 14, 2014 -Korean War Veteran, Loving Husband and Father Billy Don Line, 80, passed away Feb 14th, 2014. Billy was born Jan 7th, 1934 in Plainview, Texas. He attended Hardin-Simmons University and was a member of the Cowboy Band. Billy proudly served in the USMC and was a Korean War Veteran and lifetime member of the VFW. Prior to retiring, he worked for decades as a Farmer’s Insurance agent and Real Estate Appraiser. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Martha, three daughters, Anna Kiesel, Roberta Geralds, and Terri Wenz and one grandson. Graveside services with full honors will be held on Tuesday February 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM in Miramar National Cemetery 5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA 92122. In lieu of flowers the family would like to suggest donations to the VFW or The Alzheimer’s Association.-
Obituary for Michael Paul Napier - January 31, 2014 - Vista, California -Michael was a resident of Vista, California.
Amador, Teresa – Teresa Amador passed away peacefully on November 8, 2012. She was born October 7, 1934 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Pedro R. Amador, her husband of 47 years, preceded her in death in 1997. She was also preceded in death by her son, Peter; and her daughter, Felicitas. She is survived by her children, Juan, Norma, Margarita, Maria, Evaristo, Lupe and Sofia; 24 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Thursday, November 15, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Vista