Vincia DeMaio Carlstrom

Vincia DeMaio Carlstrom

Vincia DeMaio Carlstrom passed away on January 27, 2016, following heart surgery. Vincia was born February 8, 1937, in New Haven, Conn. Her exuberance, generous spirit, and organizational skills were evident by high school, where she was vice-president of her senior class, organized many school functions, and where she met her future husband, Lawrence A. […]

James Anthony Freda

James Anthony Freda

James Anthony Freda, 84, passed away after a brief illness on December 17, 2015 at his home in Fallbrook, Calif. Jim was born in Newark, N.J. on August 28, 1931 to Nicolas and Melinda Freda. He graduated from Barringer High School and Montclair State College and then served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War as […]

Jerome K. Murray

Jerome K. Murray

Jerome K. Murray, 82, went to live with his Lord and Savior after a heart attack from complications of chemotherapy, Nov. 9, 2015. He was well-known for his love of flying that had started around the young age of 5 at his ranch home in South Dakota. Many barn stormers had flown through the Midwest […]

Melvin Wayne Ruddell

Melvin Wayne Ruddell, 86, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. He has reunited with his lovely wife Peggy, who preceded him in death in 2010. He is survived by his nine children, Linda Gillum, Pam Green, Teresa Brown, Sharon Boyer, Diana Dale, Cindy Brown, Clinton Richards, Dwight Ruddell, and Brent Ruddell. Mel Ruddell was a doctor of chiropractic […]

Joan Brayfield

Joan Brayfield, originally from Massachusetts and widow of Sgt. Major Nelson Brayfield, Retired USMC, passed away on October 23, 2015 at the Fallbrook Skilled Nursing Facility. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Dr. April Brayfield, a 1977 graduate of Fallbrook Union High School and professor at Tulane University. Mrs. Brayfield was a […]

Alma Cecile (Cece) Feeney

Alma Cecile (Cece) Feeney

Alma Cecile (Cece) Feeney passed away on Jan. 6, 2016 at her home in Fallbrook after a valiant struggle with cancer. Cece was born Aug. 1, 1937 in Terre Haute, Ind. to Fabian and Catherine (May) Frisz. She had a wonderful childhood growing up at The Shades, a resort of virgin forest, trails and waterfalls, […]

Berthe Gérard

Berthe Gérard

Berthe Gérard, 85, passed away in Fallbrook, on January 18, 2016. Berthe was a longtime resident of Menifee, Calif. Born in Belgium February 15, 1930, she immigrated to the United States with husband Armand and young son in 1958 after living in the Belgian Congo for four years. During a lifetime in the restaurant business, […]

Major General Joseph Koler, Jr.

Major General Joseph Koler, Jr.

Major General Joseph Koler, Jr., USMC (Ret.) passed away on 1 January, 2016, at age 90. He was a man of character, befitting of his generation. General Joe Koler was born in Tacoma, Washington to working class parents. He grew up during the Depression and joined the Marines in 1943, starting a long and distinguished […]

William “Bill” Wyllie

William “Bill” Wyllie

William “Bill” Wyllie died December 25, 2015 at his home in Fallbrook. He was born April 29, 1933 in Glasgow, Scotland.  Bill married Joyce Porter, also from Scotland, on October 27, 1956 in Rexdale, Canada. They moved to California in 1959, settling in the Whittier, La Habra area where their two sons Kenneth and Steven […]

Fred Earl Mitchell

Fred Earl Mitchell

          Fred Earl Mitchell, age 82, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 21, 2016. He died shortly after enjoying time fishing with his best friend. Born on May 16, 1933, in Glendora, Calif., Fred spent his childhood days there before moving to Oceanside in 1943. He graduated from Oceanside […]

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