Helmut J. Leins


Helmut J. Leins March 19, 1935 January 16, 2015 Helmut Leins, a longtime resident of San Diego Country Estates and an avid gardener and master craftsman, died Friday, Jan. 16, of complications related to Parkinson’s disease and stroke. He was 79. Helmut was born March 19, 1935 in Koblenz, Germany, surviving World War II as a child and completing a carpentry apprenticeship before he immigrated to the United States in 1960. He was a renowned cabinet-maker in the greater Los Angeles area where he owned and operated Frank’s Woodwork for 35 years along with Mignon Leins, his wife for the Continue Reading…

William “Howard” Patton


William “Howard” Patton January 1, 1931 December 31, 2014 William “Howard” Patton died in his home in Ramona on December 31, 2014. He was born in Denver, Colorado, to Alva and Russella Patton on January 1, 1931, and he grew up on the family farm in Watkins, Colorado. He served in the Air Force for four years, and then moved to California to work for Pacific Bell, where he met his wife Beverley. They married in 1956 and moved to Ramona in 1967, where they raised two daughters and were happily married until Beverley’s death in 1998.  Howard raised many Continue Reading…

Anna Maria Steiner

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Anna Maria Steiner 10/02/1931 12/13/2014 Anna Maria Steiner, 83, passed away on December 13, 2014.  Services will be held on Monday, January 19th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  Rosary will be recited at 9:30am with Funeral Mass following at 10am.  She will be laid to rest later that same day at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego at 2:30 pm. Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the famly. Offer Condolence for the family of Anna Maria Steiner Print Obituary & Condolences

Harry Andrew Lanning

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Harry Andrew Lanning 02/11/1951 – 12/09/2014 Harry Andrew Lanning, 63, of El Cajon passed away on December 9th.  He was a native of Philadelphia, PA. He is survived by daughter Melissa (John) Chandler of San Diego and son Michael Lanning, sister Jean Lanning, brothers Thomas Smith, Eugene Levy and Andre Gagnon as well as 9 nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life in Harry’s honor on Sat. Dec 13th at 5pm at the El Cajon Blvd Church of Christ, 2528 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego.  He will be dearly missed by those he has left behind. Bonham Continue Reading…

Chris Cox


Chris Cox November 25, 1963 December 2, 2014    At the age of 51, Chris Cox passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Born November 25, 1963 in the small town of Pocatello, ID to Robert and Constance Cox, he was the youngest of five children. Chris Cox enlisted in the Navy after high school and was proud to serve 21 years.  After serving 21 years in the United States Navy, he began his second career with the Department of Navy until present in San Diego, CA.  He was a passionate Continue Reading…

Albert Manuel Apodaca


Albert Manuel Apodaca December 1, 1927 November 15, 2014 Albert Manuel Apodaca, 86, passed peacefully away Saturday November 15th surrounded by his family.  He was born in San Diego on December 1, 1927.  Albert has lived in Ramona for 46 years and was the owner of Apodaca Fertilizer Service. Albert loved spending time with his family and they meant the world to him.  He loved music and he took great pride in tending his vegetable gardens and caring for his chickens. He is survived by wife Jennie Apodaca; daughters, Yvonne (Ed) Kapelczak, Elena (George) Garcia, Berta (Marin) Garrison; Grandchildren, Stephanie Continue Reading…

Kryntje Anna van Ommering-Doelman

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Kryntje Anna van Ommering-Doelman Kryntje Anna van Ommering-Doelman was born on October 8, in Driebergen, a province of Utrecht, The Netherlands. She was the fourth of six children and grew up on the family farm. In July, 1948, she married William Doelman.  They immigrated to America in October of 1948 to begin their new life together. After working for some dairies in Southern California, William and Krynie ran a small Cash and Carry in Mission Valley.  In 1956 they moved with their 4 children to Ramona, California to operate a dairy.  There they had 2 more children for a total Continue Reading…

William Breckwoldt, Jr


Willliam Breckwoldt, Jr. 1923 – 2014 The Breckwoldt family and friends mourn the loss of William Breckwoldt, Jr of Ramona, California.  William Breckwoldt, Jr. was born on May 26, 1923 in Weehawken, New Jersey.  He attended Teaneck High School in Teaneck, New Jersey where he was a star pitcher for the baseball team.  He attended Trenton State Teachers College and graduated with a BA, then on to NYU for his MBA.   He served in the United States Army in China in WWII.  He began his employment with Touche Niven,  then completed a 33-year career with the Ford Motor Company ultimately Continue Reading…

Daniel Morales

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Daniel Morales Daniel Morales, 23, from Ramona CA, died September 19, 2014 while helping others in Santee, CA. He was born in Escondido, CA to Manuel and Carolina Morales. He is surivived by his parents and sisters Jessica Monroy, Elizabeth, Melanie, Jocelyn, and Noemi Morales. A service will be held Wednesday 5-9pm at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and a Mass Friday at 11a. Danny will always be remembered by one of his favorite quotes, “Today is a gift that is why they call it the present”. Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the Continue Reading…

Susan Antoinette Farnsworth


Susan Antoinette Farnsworth December 22, 1937 September 2, 2014 Susan Antoinette Farnsworth, 76, of Ramona passed away on September 2, 2014.  Susan was born at Mercy Hospital in San Diego to Paul and Helen Gower.  Susan met her future husband Robert on a blind date.  They were married in Napa on May 7, 1955. Susan is survived by her beloved Robert and their two children, Laura (Don) Ivers and Richard (Donna) Farnsworth all of Ramona.  She also leaves three grandchildren, Desiree, Jackie and Dustin as well as one great grand child, Allie. The family will hold a Celebration of Life Continue Reading…