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DIXON, Zelda Beth

Dixon, Zelda Beth of Mission Viejo passed away February 11, 2015 aged 76 years. Born in San Angelo, Texas on March 6, 1938. Zelda met and married David Dixon, having two boys Mark Allen & Michael David. After the boys were schooled Zelda worked as a Retail Associate for many years which she thoroughly enjoyed. She lived in Orange County for a large portion of her life, enjoying Country Dancing, Gardening, tending to her Roses, Travelling on summer vacations and camping across the Western United States & Canada,sewing, knitting, crocheting and spending time with Family & Friends. Sadly Zelda experienced the early death of her beloved David in 1981, remaining a widow until her passing. In the years following David’s death the family grew as Zelda welcomed her daughter in laws Kelly & Dana along with six grandchildren & one great grandchild. Her family and all whom knew her will miss her dearly. Visitation for Zelda will be held Thursday evening, February 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA. A Celebration of Zelda’s life will be held in the Chapel of Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, 92692, Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11am with interment following at El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest. read more...

Donald M. Watt

Donald M. Watt, 88 of Mission Viejo, passed away Friday 2/13/15. He was born August 14, 1926 in Marion, Ohio to Robert Boyd Watt and Rosa Mae (Cramner) Watt. He grew and attended schools in Marion. Following High School Donald enlisted in the US Navy and served his country honorably during WWII. Upon his return from the military, Don attended Ken State. Donald met the love of his life Dagmar Maria Hantke in Marion, Ohio and the couple married in June of 1952. Together the couple celebrated over 62 years of marriage. Survivors include Don’s wife Dagmar; two daughter, Jacqui (husband, Brian) Saxon and Diana Hill; nine grandchildren, Andrew Saxon, Adrian Saxon, Evan Saxon, Jeremy (wife, Bia) Hill, Jaime Hernandez, Jennifer Watt, Phillip Watt, Matthew Watt and Lindsey Watt. Donald was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda R. Watt. Donald enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening, exercising, walking, virtually anything to be out absorbing the beautiful sunshine. In his downtime he was an avid coin collector. With all of Don’s hobbies and interest, his greatest passion was his family. Visitation for Donald will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Riverside National Cemetery read more...

Herlinda Paz

Hermelinda “Herlinda” Paz, 81 of Laguna Niguel Niguel passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 9, 2015. She was born November 16, 1933 in San Martín de Bolaños, Jalisco, Mexico to Zefferino and Isidra (Avila) Gonzalez. She grew up and attended schools in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. It was 1959 in Nogales that she met and married the love of her life, Daniel Paz. Together the couple immigrated to the United States making a home in Granada Hills, California and celebrating 51 years of marriage. Daniel passed away in 2010. Herlinda is survived by six children, Angelica Avalos, Patricia Espinoza, Daniel Paz, Diana Villarreal, Carolina Cacho, Alejandro Paz and thirteen grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, eating, and nature. Her biggest passion however was her family. She loved her family, her children, her grandchildren; this is what she lived for. They were her greatest accomplishment. Everyday she would pray for her children and grandchildren, for their happiness. She was patient and forgiving, her love never failed or faltered. She was the mother of all mothers. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA She will be laid to rest with her husband at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona. read more...


Jim Thomas, 61, of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, passed away Monday, February 22, 2015. He was born in Covina, California on February 15, 1954 to John and Mary Thomas. Jim graduated in 1972 from South Hills High School. A few months after graduating, Jim suffered a tragic surfing accident that left him a quadriplegic. Although Jim’s accident left him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, his disability only enhanced his spirit and character as a person. His daily disposition was infectious as was his smile. Jim was the Salt of the Earth and God truly had his hand on him. He led a Christ-like life, through the relationships he established. He touched more people through his generous spirit and positive attitude than anyone we know. Jim is survived by his son Matthew, brother David Thomas (Lynn), sisters Kate Keena, Barbara Thomas and Allison Thomas, brother-in-law Niall Viney, nephews Scott Viney, Jack Viney, John Thomas, nieces Ceci Viney, Allie Putnins (John), Tory Thomas and great-nephews Chris Viney and Logan Thomas and great-nieces Toni Viney and Dani Viney. His wonderful spirit, joy and smile will be celebrated at a Memorial Service on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Saddleback Church, Tent 2, One Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630. A reception will be held immediately following at The Bell Tower Regional Community Center, 22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare. read more...

Susan Ginise

Susan (Faris) Ginise passed away on January 28, 2015 at the age of 75. Susan was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt as well as a dedicated sister and friend to many. Born in Sacramento, California on August 31, 1939 to Clifton and Ruth Faris, Susan was a graduate of Woodland High School; a member of the OMA’s and attended San Jose State University. Susan and her new family moved to Fresno, California in 1966 where she became an active member of he Fresno Bulldog Women’s Foundation, California Bowl, PTA, St Agnes Hospital Volunteer Guild and many other organizations. Susan raised four children in Fresno, with her former husband, Louis; Steve (Mary), Russell (Susan), Randy and Suzie (Corey) Taylor. Susan was a devoted mother and homemaker and an active, loving grandmother to her nine grandchildren; Stephanie, Kevin, Megan, Beth, Brian, Kate, Ethan, Caden, and Griffin. Susan believed strongly in education and after her children were grown, pursued her Bachelor of Arts degree at Fresno State, falling a few credits short of graduating. She loved to garden and was often found chatting with neighbors in her front yard and feeding the neighborhood dogs Milk Bones. Baking was another passion, as there was always some kind of delicious dessert waiting in the kitchen. Although diagnosed with COPD and related respiratory complications, Susan loved to golf and continued golfing into her 70’s. In 2011 Susan moved to Aegis Living in Dana Point to be closer to her daughter Suzie. At Aegis, Susan was known for her kindness, generosity and wonderful laugh. Susan brought her love of gardening to Aegis as well as her love of bridge. She could often be found playing bridge with her friends on many an afternoon. Although only a resident for a few years, Susan made a lasting impact and will be greatly missed by staff and residents alike. A Celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM with a reception to follow at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA. In lieu of flowers, Susan would request donations to the Alzheimer’s Organization or Hospice of Saddleback Valley. read more...

Vincent Fanciullo

Vincent J. Fanciullo, 98 of Mission Viejo, passed away on January 16, 2015. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA. Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:15 AM at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Ave., Riverside, CA 92518 read more...

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