Gloria Dunkley Mattson

Gloria Dunkley Mattson

Gloria Dunkley Mattson lived life to the fullest until she passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at a youthful 87. She was born in Caldwell, Idaho on October 21, 1930, and spent her earliest years in the farming community of Preston, Idaho. She spoke fondly of drinking fresh milk from her grandfather’s cows […]

Dick Hemley

Dick Hemley entered this world on March 26, 1932 and left it on October 28, 2017. While with us, he served in the Navy on the USS Montrose. He later joined the U.S. Border Patrol and was transferred to Temecula where he retired in 1987. He is survived by wife Dolly and children Karen, Dick […]

Penny-Sue Esbensen

Penny-Sue Esbensen

Penny-Sue Esbensen, of Fallbrook, passed away on October 20, 2017 after a valiant and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born to Gloria and Warren Hoppmeyer on May 5, 1952 in New Orleans, La. Growing up with four brothers, she was active in sports and school. She was a talented softball player who went […]

Homer Lee Stillens

Homer Lee Stillens

Homer Lee Stillens passed from this earth on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Houston, Texas at the age of 97. He was born March 15, 1920 in San Jose, Calif. to Albert (Bert) Stillens and Grace Franz. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 1938 and attended San Jose State College, then worked at […]

Robert L. Sorenson

Robert L. Sorenson

Robert L. Sorenson passed away at his home in Fallbrook, resting peacefully and surrounded by family, on October 12, 2017. He was born February 12, 1949, in Council Grove, Kansas. He grew up in Wilsey, Kansas, and graduated from Council Grove High School in 1967. On July 18, 1970, he married Virginia Lee Johnson. Together […]

William Schmidtke

William Schmidtke

William Schmidtke, known to friends as Bill, died peacefully in his Fallbrook home on Monday, October 9 at the age of 89 after a brief illness.  As a native of Washington State, Bill attended University of Puget Sound after serving in the Navy. In college, Bill was a scholar athlete, playing basketball and baseball. After […]

Charley Joseph Cordova

Charley Joseph Cordova

Charley Joseph Cordova, known by “Chuck” to those who knew him, passed away peacefully in his own bed on October 19, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Chuck was born in Orange, Calif., to parents Nicholas Cordova Jr. and Ramona Duarte on January 4, 1938. Though he was born here in California, he spent […]

June Winifred McDowell

June Winifred McDowell passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017, after a brief illness. Born July 13, 1933 in Springfield, Mass., to Ida and Alfred Cote, June moved to Fallbrook in 1955 and married Wilburn William McDowell in 1959. She was a homemaker and child care provider. She was known as “Mommy June” to many […]

Mary Ellen Jennings Helgemo

Mary Ellen Jennings Helgemo

Mary Ellen Jennings Helgemo, sadly, left us on September 25 to be with God and so many loved ones. Mary was born on September 14, 1927 in Flint Michigan to Margaret Pelton and Trace Jennings. She married Richard Helgemo in 1947 and had three children, Richard, Janice and Dorothy. Richard and Mary left Downey in […]

Karen “Kate” Kelso

Karen “Kate” Kelso of Fallbrook lost her battle with cancer on Monday, October 2. Kate is survived by her husband of 49 years, Steve; her children, Peter and Sam; two granddaughters; and her sisters, Sue and Connie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Kate’s name to the Ovarian Cancer Research […]

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