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  • Michael David Monaghan

    Updated Oct 13, 2023

    Michael David Monaghan, fondly known as Mike or El Chingon, passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2023, in Austin, Texas after a brave battle with cancer. Born on Jan. 19, 1955, in Alameda, California, Mike was a man of determination, and unwavering spirit. Mike was a loving husband to Teresa, a devoted father to Shannon, Mickey, Tracy, Nancy and a spirited inspiration for his nine grandchildren. His family was his greatest joy, and he cherished every moment spent with them. He...

  • Maureen Bridget Overton

    Updated Oct 13, 2023

    Maureen Bridget Overton passed away peacefully on Sept. 22 with her loving children by her side after a brief illness. She died six days after her 90th birthday which she was able to celebrate with her family, margaritas and chile rellenos at her favorite restaurant. Maureen was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, on Sept. 16, 1933, and when she was 5 years old, her family moved across the country to Los Angeles. Her father worked in Hollywood as an award-winning sound engineer,...

  • Shirley Jo Wann Calvert

    Updated Oct 12, 2023

    Shirley Jo Wann Calvert passed away Aug. 4, 2023, at Vineyard Place in Murrieta, California from complications of Dementia. She was born Nov. 15, 1934, in Canton, Texas and grew up on a farm about 60 miles south of Dallas, Texas in a little hamlet called Myrtle Springs. There was a gas station, a market, and a little park. Everyone worked on the farm as soon as they were old enough. Some jobs, such as quilting, were fun for all. Her favorite quilt patterns were the “Little...

  • Henry Ralph Oswald

    Updated Oct 5, 2023

    Henry Ralph Oswald, 80, Fallbrook, passed away Sept. 27 in Menifee, California. Hank was born on March 5, 1943, in Oceanside, California and was the oldest son of Jackson and Susie Marie (Rey) Oswald. Hank grew up in Fallbrook, California, where he loved to climb trees, especially lemon trees and eat as many lemons as he could. He also loved being outside playing with his sisters, brother, and the neighborhood kids, tinkering with anything mechanical, and Elvis Presley. Hank s...

  • Lisa Susan Heller

    Updated Sep 20, 2023

    Lisa Susan Heller, a beloved wife, mother, and homemaker, passed away peacefully on Aug. 20, 2023, after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. Her strength and spirit during this trying journey served as an inspiration to all who knew her. Born in La Mirada to her parents Lio and Dorothy Pawlisa, Lisa was raised in a loving family that sadly saw the passing of her father Lio, and two of her brothers. Despite the hardships she faced, Lisa remained resilient. Lisa...

  • Martha Jane Choi

    Updated Sep 20, 2023

    Martha Jane Choi, 82, of Simpsonville, SC and previously of Fallbrook, CA, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023. She was born on Nov. 17, 1940, in Chickamauga, Georgia to Samuel (Morris) and Ruby Howard. Preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 51 years, Dr. Joseph H. Choi (2012), Martha has finally been reunited with him in the house of their Lord and God. Martha met her husband, Joe, in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Erlanger Hospital where he was...

  • Martha "Carolyn" Russell

    Updated Sep 20, 2023

    Martha "Carolyn" Russell passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2023 in Santa Barbara, California. Carolyn Staude was born on Dec. 30, 1939, to Evaline and Oliver Staude in Fallbrook, California. She was a third generation Californian who grew into a vivacious outgoing young girl. That energy and zest for life included being captain of the Fallbrook High School cheerleading squad. She met and married her high school sweetheart Darryl Russell soon after graduation. Together, Carolyn and...

  • Ira Robert Gourvitz

    Updated Sep 13, 2023

    Ira Robert Gourvitz died peacefully on Aug. 1, 2023, at the age of 84 after a full and productive life. He was the son of Herman and Freeda Gourvitz and was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on Dec. 3, 1938. His family moved to Passaic, New Jersey where he attended Passaic High School and was a standout basketball player. Upon graduating high school, he was accepted at the University of Virginia on a basketball scholarship and received his BA in Economics in 1960. Ira was prede...

  • Rosemary Duffy

    Updated Sep 6, 2023

    Rosemary Duffy passed peacefully on Aug. 29, 2023. Celebrate her life on Sept. 9, 2023, 2 p.m. at LifePointe Church. Casual purple attire, Rosemary's favorite color. Details: https://www.berry-bellandhall.com/obituary/rosemary-duffy...

  • Ruth Taylor Nordstrom

    Updated Sep 6, 2023

    Ruth Taylor Nordstrom, our beloved mother, sister, wife, auntie, friend, and teacher, passed away, peacefully in her home, on Aug. 26, 2023. She was born on Feb. 1, 1949, in San Francisco, California, to Quentin and Zola Taylor, the fourth of five children. She grew up in the mountains of San Juan Bautista, working alongside her family, playing sports and music. She graduated from San Benito High School and then from Brigham Young University with her teaching degree. Her life...

  • Sally Olson

    Updated Aug 31, 2023

    Sally Olson, age 83, passed away peacefully on Aug. 20, 2023, at Temecula Valley Hospital, near her residence in Fallbrook, California. She was born Oct. 11, 1939, in Galesburg, Illinois to Charles and Pauline McIntosh. As a single mother, Sally raised five children. She was an apartment manager for 30 years and truly enjoyed her work. Sally was the sweetest and most caring Mom and Nana. She enjoyed traveling, reading, doing crossword puzzles, helping others, spending time...

  • Richard Harold Brazil

    Updated Aug 23, 2023

    Richard Harold Brazil, Sr., 83 years of age, passed on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at home, surrounded by family, after a heroic battle with cancer. Richard was born May 16, 1940, in Honolulu, Hawaii to the late Lucy (Ornellas) and Abel Brazil. He was the oldest of four children and his brothers John and James preceded him in death. Richard was educated at St. Joseph School, St. Louis School, Golden West College and University of Hawaii. He proudly served in the United States...

  • Richard Duane Phillips

    Updated Aug 19, 2023

    Richard Duane Phillips passed peacefully Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. Born May 15, 1947, he spent most of his life in Southern California but served in Vietnam in 1968. He lived life on his own terms, devoting countless hours to his true passion and unmatched talent for engine building and restoration. He loved fast cars and the peace and quiet of the home he built with his father. Richard is survived by his daughter Megan, grandchildren Maeve and Jake, his siblings Deborah, Dennis...

  • Jean Ellen Tiffany

    Updated Aug 19, 2023

    Jean Ellen Tiffany, 96, passed away on July 8, 2023, at her home in Fallbrook, California, surrounded by her beloved family. She was born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, February 5, 1927 and lived in Fallbrook for the past 51 years. She was known as a woman after God's own heart and our "Queen of Hearts" to her family and friends. Her generosity of spirit reached out to a hurting world and painted a smile on all the lives she touched. Her warm presence and hospitality made all...

  • Susan Esther Gray Pierce "Bongu"

    Updated Aug 9, 2023

    Susan Esther Gray Pierce "Bongu" of La Jolla, California passed away Thursday, June 29, 2023 at the age of 76. She was born April 30, 1947, in La Jolla, where she grew up. Born at San Diego Mercy Hospital, she moved from Wilber Street to her family home on Skylark Drive in 1958. She graduated from La Jolla High School in June 1965. She then attended University of California, Berkeley and graduated from San Francisco State University with a teaching credential in 1969. In...

  • John Thomas Hartin

    Updated Aug 9, 2023

    John Thomas Hartin born June 11, 1936, in Valparaiso, Indiana passed away peacefully at home, July 27, 2023, in Fallbrook, California with his wife Maureen by his side. John had been a warrior for the past decade with different health conditions that did not stop him from living his best life with his friends and family. John was a lover of good food, good wine, and jazz music. Late in life you would often find him sitting in his garden listening to Stan Kenton having a glass...

  • Diane Fenn

    Updated Aug 2, 2023

    On Tuesday, July 18, the world lost a courageous and beautiful soul as Diane Fenn peacefully passed away at the age of 73, after a valiant 14-year battle with breast and bone cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband Dave, and devoted children, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Diane was the epitome of a matriarch, the heart and soul of her family. As a devoted wife, she stood steadfastly by her husband's side, and as a caring mother, she raised...

  • Jennifer Jean Lyle, née Burton

    Updated Aug 2, 2023

    Jennifer Jean Lyle, née Burton, 72 years of age, passed away July 20 at home in her bed, attended to by her husband of 42 years and their two daughters. Born 1951 in Strasburg, Colorado, her family moved to Brawley, California when she was in second grade – the climate difference came as quite a shock to little Jenny. She worked as a respiratory technician and later as a home nurse, careers that aptly matched her kind and generous personality. She hiked, sang, rode horses,...

  • Carol (Conklin) Markano

    Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Carol (Conklin) Markano died peacefully at home in Fallbrook, California on July 5, 2023. She was a dedicated and beloved wife, mother, and friend, who always brightened her surroundings with her friendly smile, beautiful soprano singing voice, and contagious laugh. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dick Markano, along with her son John, daughter Nancy, sister Gerri, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the CrossWay...

  • Richard C. Hulit

    Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Richard C. Hulit, 84, of Fallbrook, California, passed away on July 18, 2023 at Temecula Valley Hospital after a brief illness. Richard was born on May 18, 1939, in New Egypt, New Jersey, the second son of Ira Albert and Marion Eliza (Jones) Hulit. Richard spent his youth in New Egypt attending school and playing football, basketball, and baseball for the Allentown High School team; he was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 honoring his four-year varsity footbal...

  • Robert (Bob) E. Bell

    Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Robert (Bob) E. Bell, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and architect, passed away on July 17 at the age of 87. Born in 1936 during a legendary snowstorm in Minneapolis, Bob spent his early years developing a passion for drawing, architecture and model railroading. He graduated from Washburn High School, the University of Minnesota and the University of Pennsylvania graduate school for architecture. When meeting Frank Lloyd Wright in 10th grade, the famous architect told...

  • Thomas Peter Kressin

    Updated Jul 19, 2023

    We mourn the loss of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Thomas Peter Kressin, who passed on to Heaven on June 12, 2023, at the age of 93. Tom Kressin was a man set apart. Defying all odds, he pulled himself out of Depression-era poverty to be able to support not only himself and Mary, but to varying degrees, his children and their families also. From day one, Tom was surpassing expectations. He was born on Feb. 22, 1930, during the doom and gloom of a Minnesota wi...

  • David W. Lynch

    Updated Jul 19, 2023

    David W. Lynch, 75, of Fallbrook, California passed away May 26, 2023, in Escondido, California. David was born Feb. 4, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Hayward and Joyce Lynch. He was the second eldest of five children. He joined the Army at the age of 18 and went through basic training at Fort Ord in Monterey, California. During his four years of service, he was stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia and overseas in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. After an...

  • John "Jack" Donohue

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    John “Jack” Donohue was born in Queens, New York July 4, 1937, as the third of six children. He passed away peacefully at home June 22, 2023, at the age of 85. Jack met his wife, Rita, while proudly serving as a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. Loving the town of Fallbrook, he settled there with Rita and together they raised their children, Scott and Kimberly. He was a heavy equipment operator and later acting foreman for San Diego County Department of Public...

  • Kathleen Mae Miller

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    There aren't many people who love life like Kathleen Mae Miller did. Those who knew her know that she smiled frequently and laughed warmly. She had a strong connection to her Catholic faith and pride in her Irish heritage. Kathleen passed away on June 18, 2023. Kathleen was born April 24, 1927, in Franklin, Minnesota, to Ellen and Ralph Farenbaugh. She was one of four children. Her brothers were Jack and Mike and younger sister, Mary Pat. She graduated from Franklin School in...

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