Announcements/Need For Cards
With Sympathy and Condolences...
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA: With great sorrow and heavy, we report the passing of  Hattie Bilyeu,  Mother of Past Department President Joyce Bilyeu. We ask that you keep the family in prayer at this time. 
Cards may be sent to :
Joyce Bilyeu and Family
5117 Antler Court
Antelope, CA 95843
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA: It is with great sadness that we report Department of California VFW Auxiliary Jr. Vice President Diana Russell-Milton's mother has passed away. Please keep her family in your prayers. Your prayers and cards will be greatly appreciated. Please send to
The Family of Diana Russell Milton
3725 Lilly Hill Ct.
Antelope, CA 95843
DISTRICT 9: Please send a card of Condolence to our Sister, Betty McCracken.  Her husband Bob passed away.  They are  members of the Madera Post and Auxiliary 1981 in District 9.  Sister Betty needs your support at this time. 
Cards may be sent to:
Betty  McCracken 
1150 Eagle Bluff Drive,
Clarksville, TN 37040-1442
DISTRICT 17: It is with sadness, we report that  Glenn Wilson from Post 4647 in District 17.  He was a Past MOC Grand of California.  He passed away on Saturday, April 9th. Let's show his wife Betty, a member of Auxiliary 4647, our expressions of sorrow by sending her cards.
 Betty Wilson 
4623 Woodhawk Way,
Antelope, CA 95843-4337

DISTRICT 6: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of District 6 Auxiliary President Irona Price. Please Keep her husband Raymond Price and Family in your prayers. Cards and/or flowers can be sent to:
Raymond Price and Family of Irona Price
7601 Valemount Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309
DEPARTMENT OF CA: It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Past Department President Pat Whitley (80-81), Auxiliary 40484. Please keep her family in your prayers. Flowers, cards, etc can be sent to her daughter
Judy Collins
PO Box 1212
Elma, WA 98541-1212
NATIONAL VFW: 2005/2006 Past National Commander - in- Chief Jim Mueller's wife Pat Mueller, Life Member of Auxiliary 5077 in O'Fallon Missouri, passed away. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Please send cards and flowers to
The Mueller Family
423 Sunset Ln
O'Fallon, Missouri 63355-2428
DISTRICT 7: Auxiliary 8310 President Robert Victoreen passed away on January 5, 2022. Please keep his family in your prayers. No other information at this time.
DISTRICT 1: Past Department/District Americanism Chairman Laura Ashley passed away December 26, 2021. She was an amazing woman, please send cards to her daughter Dina Whipple:
2567 Armstrong Ave. Unit 1
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

DISTRICT 1:  Past District President Maria McCoy's Services will be on 
November 12, 2021 at 10:00am
Community Mortuary
855 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA
Cards and Flowers can still be sent the the home!!!
The McCoy Family
678 5th Ave
Chula Vista CA 91910

 DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA!!!  We sadly inform you all, that Pearl Wood, the mother of  our Department of California President Kathy Smith, passed away on October 20, 2021
 Cards may be sent to her home:
Home Address
Dept. President Kathy Smith
9398 Central Avenue
Orangevale, CA 95662-4202
District 13: Wes Farham, father of Auxiliary Member Kimberly Farham, Aux 2600 passed away. Please keep her and her family in your prayers . For cards and flowers, please send to:
 Home Address
The Farham Family
281 Oak St.
San Andreas, CA 95249-9551
Department of Illinois: Department of Illinois Treasurer Linda Lorenz's mother Marie Lorenz passed away on October 14, 2021. Cards of Condolences and Comfort can be sent to:
The Family of Marie Lorenz
140 W. Ann Street
Somonauk, IL 60552

Department of South Dakota:   September 22, 2021, The Department of South Dakota VFW Auxiliary State President Wanda Mix's mother Wyma Boyda, passed away. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Cards or flowers can be sent to the address below.
 Department  of South Dakota VFW Auxiliary President
Wanda Mix
205 Mustang Pass
Brookings, SD  57006

District 17:  September 13, 2021, VFW Auxiliary National Soloist Juliet Kennedy's husband John Kennedy passed away. Please keep Juliet and her family in your prayers. Cards and flowers can be sent to her address below.
Juliet Kennedy 
5663 N. Glenville Ave
Olivehurst, CA 95961 

District 1: Katherine Miranda, Member 1512 lost her Husband on September 11th, 2021. He was 40 years old and leaves behind his wife and 2 small children. 
the Miranda Family
18 Farrell Ln
Fredericksburg VA 22408 
Department of Montana:  President Sandi Sullivan Lost her Mother Mary Jo Peyton on September 11, 2021
Sandi Sullivan
PO BOX 533
Troy MT 59935
 District 1: Joan Haslam Secretary of Auxiliary 1774 lost her father last week
Joan Haslam
1392 Merritt Terr
El Cajon Ca 92020

District 1: A Sister from 1774 lost her husband 
Jackie Stuchlik
6217 Lake Atlin Ave
San Diego CA 92119-3528

Here is a link to read an Obituary for Akemi Nelson (District 1) that was in the Coronado Paper
 District 1: Loyce & Jerry Edwards members of Post & Auxiliary 3787 District 1 passed away on September 2, 2021 and September 7, 2021 respectively. Loyce & Jerry were high school sweethearts.
The Edwards Family 
9482 Bantam Ave
San Diego CA 92123-3603

District 1: Justin Reuss son of Past District 1 Commander (2015-2016) Larry Reuss & Auxiliary 1512 Member Sandra Reuss passed away on September 4, 2021. He was 27 years old at the time of his passing.
The Reuss Family 
179 Bearing ln
El Cajon CA 92019

District 4: Past 4th District President Carolyn Branham Auxiliary, passed away on September 2, 2021. Funeral Services:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:30pm
Forest Lawn in Cypress, California

District 1: Albert "Al" Dolnosich WWII veteran and father of Karen Cordes Auxiliary 5867 District 1, passed away September 2, 2021 from COVID-19. 
The Cordes Family 
1111 Ganton Way
Myrtle Beach SC, 29588 

District 1: Maria Ray Auxiliary 4630 District 1 passed away last week, no other information available. 

District 1: Past District 1 Commander (1988-1989) William "Bill" Kelley passed away last week, information on services is pending.
The Kelley Family
670  Wrelton Dr
San Diego CA 92109
Department of Indiana: August 24, 2021, the Department of Indiana State President Linda Misuraca's, mother Kathryn Kain, passed away. She was 99 years and 6 months old when she passed. Please keep her family in your prayers. Cards or flowers can be sent to the address below. 
Linda Misuraca
4016 W. Columbia Street
Evansville, IN 47720

Department of CAVFW: August 16, 2021Past Department of California State Commander Ed Ford, District 13 passed away. Please keep his family in your prayers. Services for Ed were held by the family on August 24, 2021. Please send cards and flowers to the Ford family address below: and 
The Ford Family
720 Whitechurch Way
Newman CA 95360 
Department of CA: August 23, 2021, PDP Erma Tootsie Doughtery, Aux 1512, District 1 son Patrick Doughtery passed away. At this time the familiy is asking for "No Phone Calls" at this time, please. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. For questions, please contact PDP Reta Butler. Cards can be sent to the address below.
Erma "Tootsie" Dougherty & Family 
PO Box 90556
Henderson NV 89009-0556
District 1:  Past District President Maria McCoy passed away Friday August 20th, 2021
She served as District 1 President from 2021-2013 and is a member of Auxiliary 1512. Information on services are pending arrangements.
The McCoy Family
678 5th Ave
Chula Vista CA 91910
District 1:  Past District President Tsunako "Akemi" Nelson passed away August 17, 2021. 
She served as District 1 President from 2001-2002 and is a member of Auxiliary 2422. Information on services are pending arrangements.
The Nelson Family 
702 G Ave
Coronado CA 92118-2132
Get Well Wishes
As we head into the New Year, I would like for us all to take a moment of silence for all our members who passed away this year...I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to those that sent out get well cards, sympathy cards, thinking of you cards or messages to our sick, shut in and deceased members families. You all are awesome!!! A special thank you from Past National/Department President Gwen Rankin for the prayers, calls, thoughts, cards and brownies (Thank you Maddie Cunningham-Colston for the brownies, delicious treat). Gwen and Rick both had COVID.  Gwen got it from Rick on 10/4 and ended up in the hospital for 4 days., with Covid Crystals in my lungs which caused me to go into renal failure. Gwen was in very serious condition, talking on the phone was difficult as it was hard for me to catch my breath.  The power of prayer got us through this.  I was very thankful that I had both vaccines.  Without them, Dr.’s guaranteed that I would not be here today.  I will be back at work come January and will try to get up to speed.  (I keep praying for the COVID Fog to lift.)  Mahalo Plenty my sisters and Brothers for caring and love.       Gwen Rankin, Department Secretary.


 Department of CA: Past National President/past Department President Gwen Rankin is ill. Please keep her in your prayers.
Department of CA: September 28, 2021, PDP Julie Williamson has been moved from Texas Health Heritage Hospital. She is now in Heritage House of Keller Rehabilitation Facility. Please continue to keep her in your prayers for a healthy and full speedy recovery. Please send all cards or flowers to her home.
Home address: 
PDP Julie Williamson
14401 Serrano Ridge Rd
Haslet, TX  76244
 Department of CA: September 2021. Past Department President Julie Williamson took a fall in her home and is in the hospital. Please make the return address her home address in case she is moved. 
 Home address:
Julie Williamson 
14401 Serrano Ridge Rd
Haslet TX 76244 
Hospital address:
Julie Williamson-rm, 213
C/O Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
10864 Texas Health Trail
Fort Worth Texas 76244 
home address
14401 Serrano Ridge Rd
Haslet TX 76244

Department of CA: September 23, 2021. Past Department President Dorothy Fisher is currently in Sutter Solano Hospital, in Vallejo, CA. She has been in the hospital since September 10th. Please keep her in your prayers. Thinking of You and Get Well Cards can be sent to her home address (* Please send all cards and such to her  home address in the event she is moved and the facility does not forward mail*).
Home Address 
Dorothy Fisher 
350 Locust Drive
Vallejo, CA 94591

District 11: July 2021. Past District President Elsie Almer had surgery and his home rehabilitating.
Home Address
Elsie Almer 
 414 N Conlon Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790
*Please remember to report all deceased members to the Department Chaplain Sharonda Lewis via email, as well as regular stamped mail. Please include the Auxiliary Member's Name, Date of Death, Auxiliary and District Number, accurately to ensure our deceased members our given the honor bestowed upon them. My contact information is below. 

Department Chaplain 2021/2022
Sharonda Lewis
2267 E. 56th Way Apt. 8
Long Beach, CA 90805
 We the VFW Auxiliary can do all things Through CHRIST which strengthen our Organization.
 Monthly Affirmations
June 2021
  • My Life is a celebration of their life.
  • I'll Never be the Same Person Again, yet, that is okay.
  • This loss is the beginning of a new chapter.
  • Life Still Has Meaning.
  • I am going to make it through this.

July 2021

  • I Rock.
  • I am a loving, faithful, respectful, and loyal person.
  • Every action leads me to my purpose.
  • I will find the good in all things.
  • I am in charge of how I feel.

August 2021

  • I allow positive thinking into my life.
  • I am always connected to my creator.
  • I am the power.
  • I am as limitless as the Universe.
  • Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

September 2021

  • I trust my higher being to lead me along the right path.
  • Feeling Stuck is a feeling and not a fact.
  • I honor my lost loved one by living my own life in positive and beautiful ways.
  • Letting go is not the same as forgetting.
  • There is no timeline for when grieving is done.
  •  I am positive and positivity flows from me.


2021 Memorial Book
2020 Memorial Book