January 7, 1934 – March 18, 2015
January 7, 1934 – March 18, 2015
September 20, 1975 – March 15, 2015
Jason M. Haggenmiller passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 15th, 2015. His mother joined him in heaven on March 16th. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5-9 pm at Preferred Cremation & Burial Chapel located at 6529 University Avenue in San Diego. The family request any donations be made to the “Spirit Fund” (sddac.com) in his name for taking such good care of his beloved “Fluffy”.
June 21, 1956 – March 14, 2015
September 25, 1946 – March 13, 2015
March 1, 1956 – March 12, 2015
July 31, 1938 – March 9, 2015
Dorothy Ann Haynes affectionately known as “DOT” earthly journey began July 31, 1938 in Overton, Texas. She was the oldest of three children born to the late Rev. L.R. Sanford and Lorene (Arterberry) Sanford. One brother Hubert Earl Sanford preceded her in death. On March 9, 2015 Dorothy surrendered her will to God’s will and went to be with the Lord.
She was baptized at an early age at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Overton, Texas. At the age of fourteen her family relocated to San Diego, CA. The family united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. C.L. Johnson. She later joined Macedonia Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. H.V. Bennett. In 1959 her father Rev. L.R. Sanford organized the New Bethel Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until she re-located to Mesquite, Texas. In obedience to God and the Church Covenant she immediately united with Words of Life Christian Ministry in Mesquite, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Jackson.
In 2012 her children accepted there reverse parental roles and demanded that she return home to San Diego. Once back in San Diego she united with Springhill Community Church where her son-in-law Bishop R. Gates presides. During her final months she attended True Vine Mssn, Baptist Church with her daughter. Throughout her Christian journey she served as an usher, sunday school teacher, Mission President, choir member, BTU (Baptist Training Union) teacher & Mother of the Church. Her most recent outreach ministry was as a Bible Teacher every other Tuesday at Brighten Place Convalescent Home until her health began to fail in November 2014.
Dorothy received her formal education at Overton Colored Elementary School in Overton, Texas – Bogan Jr. High School and Emmett Jr. High School in Tyler, Texas. Upon arrival to San Diego, CA. she attended Point Loma High School and Kearney High School where she was a baton twirling majorette. Years later she went back and completed her high school requirements.
Dorothy met the late Johnny Lee Haynes in San Diego, CA. They were united in holy matrimony on June 29, 1954 in Yuma, Arizona. This union was blessed with nine children, five sons, and four daughters. Two children, Patricia Marie Haynes and Gary Lavon Haynes preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a full time wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. In the early years of marriage she and her husband owned a café in downtown San Diego. Over the years she also worked as a nurse’s aide for Lemon Grove Convalescent. She retired as a dispatcher for Mark IV and Laidlaw.
A humble gentle spirited woman. Dorothy was an avid reader. That humble gentle spirited woman flipped her switch while she enjoyed watching and attending football games ( you could always find her – she was the loudest fan in the bleachers). Family was her top concern. She followed in her Mother’s footsteps keeping the family united by constantly organizing family events.
Left to cherish her legacy of love and precious memories are the following: four sons, Donnie Dwight (Frances) Haynes, Donald Derall Haynes, Larry Varnell Haynes, Everett Wayne (Sandra)Haynes; four daughters Cynthia Lorraine (Jean) Almonor, Lula Haynes-Poole, Peggy Yvonne (Reginald) Gates, Pamela Cheryce (Ronald) Brookins all of San Diego, CA. One brother Charles E. Sanford, Pflugerville, Texas; three sister- in- laws Joy Faye Sanford, Pflugerville, Texas; Alice Fay Sanford, San Diego, CA., Gloria English, Fairfield, CA; one brother-in-law Tee Arthur Haynes, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and many, many friends.
February 8, 1951 – March 8, 2015
December 20, 1939 – March 8, 2015
July 9, 1942 – March 8, 2015
September 17, 1957 – March 6, 2015
September 9, 1990 – March 6, 2015
Samuel Lee, Jr., (affectionately known as Sammy), was born September 9, 1990 to Barbara Locke and Samuel Lee, Sr., in Los Angeles, California.
In 1995 the family returned to San Diego, CA to live. During Sammy’s youth he played football with the Might Mites League, and continued on to play with the Pop Warner League. As a child he had a passion for sports and loved watching WWF wrestling on television. He received his education in the San Diego public school system graduating and receiving his diploma from Helix High School in 2009.
As a young adult, he enrolled with the California Conservation Corp., learning the skills of firefighting, road repair, and landscaping. Sammy participated in the planting of numerous trees in and around the County of San Diego. Later he gained employment with Benihana restaurant, as a waiter’s assistant. Sammy recently began a new job serving in an apprenticeship position.
Sammy unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of March 7, 2015.
Sammy was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Lee, Sr.
He leaves to mourn his loss yet celebrate his memory; mother Barbara Locke; one son Daveon Cureton; two brothers Gary Locke and Keith Washington; two sisters Loricia Wiley and Camille Washington; maternal grandparents James and Thea Locke; one aunt, Beverly Locke, and a host of cousins, family, and friends whom will forever remember his smile, laughter, and love.
June 6, 1934 – March 6, 2015
Stella Alice Peralta was born in Des Moines, New Mexico on June 3, 1934 to Juan and Sarah Peralta. She was the ninth child born in a family of eleven siblings. Tonya Peralta, Veronica Marie Lucero (Bernice), Rebecca Marie Cortez (Becky), Juanita Burns (Jeannie or Peewee), Sophia Gabriella Dorance, Urisilita Ramos (Patsy), Mike Peralta, Severn (Pepe) Peralta, and Amelia (Billie) Benavides.
Stella married Hector Juan Nieves on April 1, 1956 and had five children, Jennifer Jean, Hector Juan (Bobby), Richard Michael (Ricky), Sara Ann, and Joyce Jean. She had eleven grandchildren, Kristiana Marie (Angel), Christina, Shenese, Amber, Ricky, Jerimiah Mathew, Blanca Shanaya, Ginger Stella, Abigail, Abdiel, and Karla and three great- grandchildren Zebulon Maurice ,Jaden James, Emma Jean. She also had a host of nephews and nieces, too many to name.
Stella retired from the Navel Resale System where she worked as a Dry Cleaning transcriber and worked part time as a maintenance worker at the Chamber Building in downtown San Diego. She was a very hard worker and many times held three jobs, the third was as a caregiver.
Stella lived a tough life that was underlined with deep sadness, but she never complained or let that show. She was determined and made sure her children had everything they needed. She was an excellent cook and baker could whip up anything, from any country. One of her most remembered treats was her Chocolate Peanut Butter cake. She loved to cook for everyone and would love to barbeque. She also loved fishing off of Shelter and Harbor Island and would spend hours sitting by the water and sipping on her favorite drink. She spent a great deal of time fishing with her companion and friend Bill Fox for many years.
Stella was the best grandma too. She spent a lot a time with her grandchildren. She loved kids. She loved music by Al Green, Johnny Mathis, Sarah Vaughn, Brenda Russell, Low Rawls, Fats Domino, and was into jazz. She often talked about Bird Land in New York where she listened to live jazz. She traveled all over the US and Puerto Rico with her husband who was in the Air Force. She would love to visit her older sister Pee Wee and brother-in-law James who were also in the military (Army) and traveled to see them often.
Stella believed in God and prayed often and made sure her children were raised with those values. Unlike her very social children, she preferred being very private. She preferred to be at home and with her children, rarely stepping out socially. She loved to crochet, read, and shop. She loved shoes and coats.
Stella was witty and wise. She was playful and silly and loved to tell jokes, sing and laugh. During the last five years she lived with her oldest daughter, Jennifer. She attended Poway Adult Daycare where she was loved and cared for during the day. She transitioned peacefully at Escondido Post Acute where she was receiving therapy for osteoarthritis of the hip. Stella became very quiet the last years of her life. Despite her silence she loved California and shared with those around her that there was no place she’d rather be than in California. She loved the sunshine, water, flowers, and fruit trees. She would repeatedly say “California is so beautiful”.
July 4, 1958 – March 5, 2015
February 10, 1931 – March 5, 2015
January 16, 1939 – March 5, 2015
February 19, 1942 – March 5, 2015
September 15, 1931 – March 4, 2015
April 5, 1962 – March 4, 2015
July 27, 1944 – March 3, 2015
June 27, 1942 – March 3, 2015