1969 Obituaries

Teresa Barrera Sheckler

Tess took her life in 1998. She and I were married in 1979, then divorced, then remarried. She began having problems with manic-depression in the late 1990s. We divorced again in 1996. Two years later she reserved a room at the Sheraton Hotel by the San Diego Airport and shot herself. Unfortunately, this not uncommon for manic-depressives. She is survived by a son who is 31 years old and lives in San Diego. Her remains were cremated. We took them to Cozumel, Mexico and – according to her wishes – scattered them at sea in front of the La Ceiba Hotel. It was her favorite place

Curtis Brown

A newsletter subscription envelope sent to Curtiss was returned by the post office marked "deceased" on August 17, 2004

Deborah Evans

November 11, 1951 - February15, 2002

Dear John -- My sister died at UCSD medical center from liver disease. She contracted pneumonia on admittance to the hospital and died before she could recover enough for a transplant.

Philip Evans, '67

Glenda Kenney Hetz

May 17, 1951 - May 9, 2005

A resident of Coulterville, California, Glenda passed away Monday, May 9, 2005 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, she was 53 years of age. In 1973, she was united in marriage to Norman George Hetz. Glenda loved the outdoors and her animals, and worked at a fish hatchery for 12 years. Glenda also enjoyed flowers and fishing and was a loving devoted wife & mother.
Glenda is survived by her husband, Norman George Hetz of Coulterville, CA.; her parents, William Donald Kenney and Arlene Louise Kenney; a son, Philip Hetz; a daughter, Sarah Hetz McCulloch both of Coulterville, CA.; two brothers, Chris and Mike Kenney of San Diego, CA.

Angela Mishoe Kelsey

Janet Nielsen Kverno

My sister died of cancer on August 14, 1996. She was a much beloved teacher in Escondido and there was a picture and good article about her published in the North County Times on August 28, 1996 (which would have been her 45th birthday

Larry E. Nielsen '64

Kip Ong

January 12, 1951-June 26, 2003

Kip Douglas Ong passed away in Piedmont, California. He graduated from SDSU with a BA in Design and Architecture, then moved to San Francisco and became a journeyman carpenter. Besides being a talented craftsman and artist, Kip had a love of the outdoors and was an avid Oakland A’s baseball fan.
He is survived by his wife Gail, daughters Jenna and Jaclyn, parents Sam and Ruth, sisters Olin and Vicky, and brother Glen.
Contributions in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Chinese Community Church, 1750 47th St., San Diego, CA 92102

Christine Pilcher Putnam

My aunt Christine Pilcher Putnam died in 1985 in a car fire in San Diego -- Steve Shockome ‘73

Janet Marie Wright

March 20, 1951 - July 22, 2004

Surrounded by her family, Janet finished her 10-year battle with cancer and won the ultimate prize - a place in heaven. The 2nd and widely-believed favorite daughter of Paul and Lorraine Wright, she was a native San Diegan and “certified beach babe” in her youth.
Janet completed a four year apprentice program to become a journeyman instrument mechanic and worked at the Naval Air Depot North Island until her retirement in 2001. She is survived by her loving mother and wonderful caregiver Lorraine Wright; tolerated sisters and special brothers-in-law Kathleen and Richard Vanesian and Michelle and Augustine Gomez; doted-on nephews Michael and Thomas Gomez; and countless friends. Many thanks to Sharp Hospice especially: Raphael, Mariel, Gwen, Soloman, Sandra, and Betty who provided great care to the entire family. Janet fought her illness with dignity and unique sense of humor. We'll never forget her or her "Nana-isms". So in her words, "Having fun now, got to go."

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