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Gorham-Lobenhofer, Mary Ann - Ramona  
Mary Ann Gorham-Lobenhofer December 19, 1928 - August 9, 2016 Ramona Mary Ann Gorham-Lobenhofer passed away August 9, 2016. She was born December 19, 1928, to Clomer and Ann Skelton in Fayetteville, AR, the oldest of five, Hayden, Carolyn, Bob and John Skelton. Mary Ann had eight kids, Renny, Valle, Hank, Vada, Tommie, Dee, Matthew and Jacob; as well as 35 grandchildren; and 60 great-grandchildren. She held many titles in her life, but her favorite was "Granny Goose." One of her favorite "Grannyisms" was "Telegraph, Telephone, Tell-A-Granny."Mary Ann held a variety of jobs during her 87 years of life. She served as a telephone operator, Dee Duncan Auction Co., census worker, and was the owner of San Diego County Auction. Many remember her involvements in 4-H and FFA. Mary Ann was also heavily involved in the Lakeside VFW Ladies Auxiliary and served as President. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and dinners that involved as much family as possible. She is preceded in death by her husband, John, who she married in 1972; her parents; daughter, Renny Gorham-Conner; grandsons, Chad Coffel, Chris Coffel and Erin Conner; and brother, John Skelton.A burial for Mary Ann is scheduled for September 1, 2016, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that monetary donations be sent to the American Alzheimer's Association. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ ramonasentinel .
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Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Aug. 25, 2016
Grimmett, Dr. Richard Haynes - La Jolla  
Dr. Richard Haynes Grimmett December 6, 1928 - July 4, 2016 La Jolla Dick passed away at his residence from heart failure. He was born in Rochester, Michigan, to Isabel and Roger Grimmett. Dick loved outdoor activities including tennis, sailing, skiing, wilderness adventures and gardening. He elected challenging hobbies such as computer programming and learning German. Family life was his highest priority and he found happiness in marriage and staying close to his two sons.Dick grew up in Ohio and moved to Vancouver, BC, during high school years. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1950. During college he worked on Alaska cruise ships to pay tuition. For fun he and his friends skied Grouse Mountain, hiking to the top with skies on their backs.Dick attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal. He married Pamela Joan McCorkell in 1951. Together they worked to pay for all of Dick's medical education. Dick did his initial residency in Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and entered a Navy residency in 1957 by serving in the San Diego Naval Hospital. He entered his Dermatology profession with a private practice in San Diego and was active in medical organizations serving as President of the San Diego Dermatology Society and President of the Sonoran Dermatology Society. He found it very rewarding managing his private practice and serving the community continuously from the same initial location until retirement.Establishing his family life in Del Mar and then La Jolla was a great pleasure in Dick's life. He designed and oversaw construction of his own house. As a board member he helped guide the early development of the nearby La Jolla YMCA. Dick and his wife, Pam, raised three kids, Richard Jr., Todd and Tom. Sadly, Richard Jr. died of cancer at age 11. Many lifetime family friends supported Dick and his family through this tragedy. Dick was predeceased by his beloved wife of 47 years, Pamela Joan McCorkell Grimmett. He married again in 1998 to June Olive Ruback Grimmett and built a happy sharing marriage lasting through his remaining years.He is survived by his loving wife, June Grimmett; two sons, Tom Grimmett and Todd Grimmett; sister, Sally Carroll; grandchildren, Zachary, Caleb, Julia, Richard and Peter Grimmett; and many wonderful friends.A Memorial Service will be held at Torrey Pines Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Dr. N, La Jolla, CA, on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. Please contact toddgrimmett@gmail.com for information.In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl17, Chicago, IL 60601, or a charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book online at legacy.com/obituaries/ lajollalight .
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Published in La Jolla Light on Aug. 25, 2016
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