Announcements/Need for Cards
March 2024 
The Department office of the VFW Auxiliary received
word this morning March 25, 2024 of the passing of 
Suzie Gleason
Date of Passing - March 24, 2024
Suzie was a former member of District 3 and relocated to Arizona
where she served as the Department of Arizona President 2014-2015
Cards of condolence can be sent to 
The Gleason Family
1640 Navigator Drive
Lake Havasu, AZ  86404 
District 1, Auxiliary 3788
Very sad news was received yesterday
Nancy Berg passed suddenly
Date of Death March 18, 2024
Cards of Condolences can be mailed to
Family of Nancy Berg
9715Notnil Court
Santee, CA  92071
Services for Nancy will be Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive
San Diego, Ca  92122-5337
 Celebration of Life to follow at
New Frontier Community Clubhouse
9255 Magnolia Avenue
Santee, CA  92071
RSVP is requested for Post and Auxiliary members wishing to attend the 
Celebration of Life.  
Please RSVP via text or call to Mary Vannoy

District 13, Auxiliary 7792
Vella Maddix
Date of Death, March 11, 2024

District 17,  Auxiliary 1262
Dorothy Dreese
Date of Death, March 4, 2024
No other information available
February 2024 
It is with great sorrow we say goodbye to a sister and friend
Wendy Wood Kjelvik
District 17, Auxiliary 6604
Date of Death February 26, 2024
Condolence cards can be sent to the family at:
Family of Wendy Wood Kjelvik
1172 Grey Fox Court
Folsom, CA  95630
Celebration of Life will be held
April 5, 2024 at 11am
Oak Hills Church
1100 Blue Ravine Road
Folsom, CA 
The family has set up
for contact, memories and photo sharing 
Dorothy Fisher
Past Dept. President 2005 - 2006
Date of Death, February 25, 2024
Services will be
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 
Sacramento Valley for Veterans
National Cemetery
5810 Midway  Road
Dixon, CA
Condolence cards may be sent to 
Family of Dorothy Fisher 
C/O Jimmy Fisher
498 Panorama Drive
Benicia, CA  94510
District 9
Joyce Wright 
wife of Past Dept. Commander Wayne Wright
Date of Death, Feb 28, 2024
Viewing at Basham Funeral Care
3312 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 
From 1600-2000, Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Services will be held at 10am, Wednesday, March 13,  2024
large Chapel at the Basham Funeral Care
3312 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA
Internment will be held at 
Bakersfield National Cemetery
12:30, Wednesday, March 13, 2024 

January 2024
Cards of Encouragement and well wishes
Audrey Smock
202 F Avenue
Coronado, CA  92118 
District 1
Barbara Fish
7131 Cowles Mountain Blvd
San Diego, CA  92119
Cards of Condolences to 
District 1 Commander Post 93277
His father passed
Please send condolence cards to 
Commander Dwayne Mitchen
8516 N Magnolia Avenue, Suite 203
Santee, CA  92071
Post 2422 
Past VFW Commander, Chuck Lucas 
Cards of Condolences can be sent to:
Karen Lucas (wife)
1010 5th Street
Coronado, CA  92118
District 11, Auxiliary 8620
Pepper Araque-Fontaine
Date of Death, January 18, 2024
Condolences can be sent to:

Mark Fontaine (husband)
1502 Mariposa Drive
Corona, CA  92879-1116 
December 2023 

District 13
Ester Gonzales
Date of Death, December 29, 2023
Condolences can be sent to 
Glenda Cardozo (daughter)
205 W Kent Street
Manteca, CA  95337 
District 13, Auxiliary 7792
Jennie Ayala
Date of Passing December 15, 2023 
It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of 
James Diego
(brother to Kathy Okolski, Jr Vice Dept CA), 
District 1, Auxiliary 7907 
Date of Death: December 15, 2023
No information is available on services at this time. 
Cards of condolence can be sent to 
Kathy Okolski 
13528 Sunny Lane
Lakeside, CA  92040
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of 
Misty Simolon
December 4, 2023
Please send condolence cards to her mother
Debbie Simolon
212 S American 
Ridgecrest, CA  93555

November 2023
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of 
Buford Maples
November 27, 2023
Updated information about the Celebration of Life
for State Parliamentarian Buford Maples
Friday, January 5, 2024 motor precession will leave
VFW Post 1512 @ 9:30 tor travel to 
Ft Rosecrans National Cemetery at Point Loma.
Internment ceremony will be at 10:30am
Celebration of Life will be held 
Friday, January 5, 2023 at
VFW Post 5867 
Lakeside, CA 
at or around noon
Card of Condolences can be sent to 
Erma "Tootsie" Dougherty
PO Box 90556
Henderson, NV 89009
Jean Rindahl 
District 17 Aux President
Complications from surgery and needs some cheering up
Please mail cards to 
Jean Rindahl
616 Sierra Blvd
Roseville, CA  95678
October 2023  
Auxiliary for Post 2333, District 16
just were informed of the passing of,

Elizabeth (Joey) Hornbuckle
Past Auxiliary President
October 28, 2023
Cards of Condolence can be sent to 
Family of Elizabeth Hornbuckle 
2024 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA  94533-3239
In need of cheering up cards
 PNP Jean Reape is under the weather and needs some Auxiliary cheer
Please send wishes of a quick recovery to 
Jean Reape
108 Bridge Street
Carthage, NY 13619-9593
Helen JoAnne Negley
Date of Death: October 27, 2023
Auxiliary 8620, District 11
Condolence cards can be sent to:

Family of JoAnne Negley
16750 Dubesor Street
Valinda, CA  91744-1527
Services will be held at 
Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary and Memorial Park
200 E Durate Road
Monrovia, CA 91016
Viewing, Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 from 2pm - 6pm
Service in Chapel, Thursday, Nov 16, 2023 at 11:00 am
There will be a reception at the VFW West Corvina Post 8620 following the service
2328 W Merced Avenue
West Covina, CA  91790
 It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of 
Rick DeVille
Today, October 19, 2023
Rick was the husband of Desiree DeVille 
Department of California Legislative Chairman 
Cards of Condolence can be sent to 
Desiree DeVille
72-811 Hwy, 111 #102
Palm Desert, CA  92260
Please keep Desiree and her family in your prayers
during the coming days. 
Honorary VSVS Rep Sara Hawks
Date of Death - Oct 15, 2023
Auxiliary 7041, District 1
Please send condolence cards to:
Jack Hawks
8240 Eston Place
San Diego, CA  92126
Frederick Lee Hicks
Date of Death - October 5, 2023
District 4, Auxiliary 1732

September 2023 
Anthony "Tony" Manuszak
Date of Death - Sept 18, 2023
Tony was a long-time member of the Illinois VFW
Visitation is Tuesday, Sept 26th from 3 - 8pm
Capel Services are Wednesday, Sept 27th at 10am 
Richard-Midway Funeral Home
5749 Archer Avenue, Chicago IL
Internment with military honors at the 
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Condolence card may be sent to 
Michael Manuszak and sister Barbara
7423 Terrace Drive
Justice, IL  60458
FYI - Michael Manuszak is the membership coach for the Big 10 Conference.  

Kathryn C Hill
Date of Death - September 14, 2023
Winton Auxiliary #7792 - District 13
Please sent condolences to:
Family of Kathryn C Hill
465 Downey Road
Sequim, WA  98382
 Teresa Landeros
Date of Death: September 3, 2023
Auxiliary #7734 - District 11
Condolence cards can be sent to:

Family of Teresa Landeros
12331 Muir Court
Whittier, CA 90601-3365
August 2023
Need for well wishes and get well soon support.
Angelina (Angie) La Casella
3204 La Puente Road
West Covina, CA  91792-2966
Jennifer Burdg Cone
Date of Death - August 16, 2023
Auxiliary #3322 - District 13
Eleanor Moreno
Date of Death - August 4, 2023
Aux 7792 - District 13
Please send condolences to family at 
Family of Eleanor Moreno
4343 Wickson
Merced, CA  95340 
July 2023
Rose Zeiner
Date of Death, July 1, 2023
District 13

Condolences of her death can be sent to 
Family of Rose Zeiner
234 Weston Valley Drive
Moore, SC  29369-9432

 Sister of District 1 President Diana Rude
Valerie Johnson 
Date of Death June 2023

 Auxiliary 3100
Passing of Virginia Mello
Date of Death July 24, 2023
Condolences for the family can be sent to her daughter.
Annette Mello
PO Box 327
Bolder Creek, CA  95006
Donations in Virginia's honor can be made to 
Community Hospice in Modesto, CA
Livermore VA Hospital

 Get well cards are requested for:
Teri Mason
2100 State Street Spc 93
San Jacinto, CA  92583 

Condolence cards:  Not sure of date of death but in early June
To the Family of Shelley Wayne
9623 S Laraway Avenue
Inglewood, CA  90301-3659 

District 4, Aux 2075

To the Family of Ingeborg Aguirre
333 Virginia Street, Unit #13
El Segundo, CA  90245-2969 

District 4, Aux 2075

Todd L Marriott, VFW National Home Employee
Date of Death, June 24, 2023

Cards can be sent to:
Family of Todd Marriott
C/O VFW National Home
3573 S Waverly Road
Eaton Rapids, MI  48827

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for memorial contributions be made to the Don and JoAnne Marriott Scholarship Fund or Michigan Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in loving memory of Todd Leroy Marriott

Robert Jones
Date of Death, July 8, 2023
Husband to National Department Council Member (NDCM) No #14, Carmelita Jones

Robert Jones was a Past Department of Idaho VFW Commander and also served as the Department of Idaho as their Legislative Chairman for many years.  

Cards can be sent to:
Carmelita Jones
1295 S 5th W
Rexburg, ID  83440-5091
June 2023
JUAN LEYVA, Post 7420 Don Diego, passed away on June 27, 2023.  
Juan was the spouse of Past District 1 President Grace Leyva 2019-2020.  
Services will be held at the Miramar National Cemetery
 5795 Nobel Dr. San Diego, 92122 
Tuesday August 15, 2023 at 2:30 P.M. Line up is 2:30pm.
Celebration of life will be held at the Don Diego VFW Post 7420 
 2100 Logan Ave San Diego, CA 92113, following services 

Cards can be sent to 
Grace Leyva

 Past National President Helen Harsh went to her heavenly home on May 25, 2023
more information to come

May 2023 

 Past Department President Fran Swanson went to her heavenly home on May 31, 2023.

                                                               6186 N  Arena Way

                                                               Livingston, CA 95334

 Past Department President Debby Jacobs D-5

Fell  - cards and calls welcome

Cards to Home:

15970 Lindero Street

Victorville, CA 92392

 April 2023
District 1 Suzie Bailey Son passed away 4/09/2023
Cards sent to:
Suzie Bailey
5572 Blueridge Street
San Diego, CA 92139

District 1 President Sheila Snyder Husband passed away.
Cards sent to 
Sheila Snyder
P.O. Box 1045
El Cajon, CA 92022


District 11, Auxiliary 8620
Mildred Bowman
Date of Passing, January 12, 2023
No other information available


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