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Gaylord Peterson Bahlmann went to be with the Lord on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2003 at his home in Encinitas, from complications of a stroke. Born December 5, 1926 near Winters, Texas. Gaylord was the fourth son of Willie Walter and Ruth Obedience Bahlmann. The family moved to Bakersfield, California in 1941, and to Encinitas, California in 1942. Gaylord graduated from San Dieguito High School, then enlisted in the Navy and served as a radio man on the USS Colusa from 1944 to 1946. He was also a graduate of Texas A & M. As a young man, Gaylord became interested in the flower industry and began growing gladiolas and chrysanthemums. He farmed in San Diego and Imperial Counties, both field and greenhouse crops until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Bahlmann was a member of North Coast Church in Vista. He was preceeded in death by his parents and infant brother; his wife, Ruth Bahlmann, and great-grandson, Noah. He is survived by 3 brothers, Boyd of Encinitas, Willie W. of Hemet, Johnny Q. of Bakersfield; sister, Gladys of Encinitas; daughters, Diana Elias of Temecula, Victoria Ware of Sequim, Wash., Cara Shelton of Vista; son, Bryan of San Marcos; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Throughout his life, Gaylord was a shining example of generosity, a devoted family man, and friend to many. Viewing Thursday, December 4, 2003, 4-8 p.m. at Eternal Hills Mortuary. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, December 6, at 11 a.m. at the North Coast Church, Vista. Graveside service will be held Saturday following service.
—San Diego Union-Tribune, published December 2, 2003
It is with a great sense of loss that I report that Helen Huxley died on December 31, 2016.
She lived a good life and was surrounded by her loving family and friends at the end.
Submitted by Helen’s husband, Robert Dycus
Hazel French Martin, 81, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007. She is survived by her high-school sweetheart and loving husband of nearly 60 years, Robert H. Martin. Her life will be celebrated at a private family gathering. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com) is handling arrangements.
Hazel was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Oceanside, Calif., to Howard A. French and Vera Cole French. She grew up in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif., and graduated from San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, Calif., and attended San Diego State University before marrying Bob in 1947 after the war. She and her husband raised their three children in Naples.
She was a loving wife and mother who passed on her traditional family values. Teaching and guiding her children was the passion of her life. She encouraged them to pursue their dreams and believe in their capacity to make a unique contribution. Hazel served as a Girl Scout leader and trained other leaders, enriching the lives of thousands of young girls.
When their children left home for college, Hazel and Bob did likewise. Both earned certificates in photography from Daytona Beach Community College in 1977. Hazel began her photography career in Naples and, with Bob, established Martin Photography in Tallahassee in 1984. She specialized in restoring old family photographs and helped Big Bend area families recapture family memories by restoring photographs of generations now gone.
Upon retiring in 1991, she and Bob traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Hazel balanced Bob’s awe of the scale and grandeur of the land with her own intimate observations on nature’s texture and form. Hazel was gifted in a variety of arts and intuitively echoed nature in her designs. Her hobbies included drawing, painting, making clothes and quilts, and organizing family photographs and genealogical records.
Other survivors include her three children, Merrilee White (and husband Larry), Loralee Wooten and Steven Martin (and wife Bridget); three grandchildren, Nathan M. Wooten, Aaron O. White and David A. White; and a brother, James R. French of Chino Valley, Ariz.
—Tallahassee Democrat, published March 7, 2007
08/02/1926 ~ 05/27/2013
VISTA — It is with great joy that we memorialize Earl Day Williams. Earl, known by his friends and loved ones as “Babe”, passed last Memorial Day in his home. He followed his wife of 65 years, Ann, and his eldest son, Earl Steven Williams. We, his family, remember him this Memorial Day and always: brother, Jay and wife Wanda; children, Mary and Ruben Leon, Lisa Williams, Steve Williams, Tedd Theodore; niece, Cheryl and husband Mark; nephew, Brad; grandchildren, Ruben Jr, Lori and Rich, Nick, Ryan and Jenn, James and Dez, Jeff, Julie, Shannon and Ian, Paul and Nicole, Lauren and Danny, Melissa, Teddi and Kurt, Matt, Nicole; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Lennon, Connor, Quinston, Chloe, Preston, Gabriel, Olivia, Bentley, Emily and Gavin Earl; and his constant canine companion, Schatzi.