Gary Mongrain, formerly of Poway, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 3, 2013, after a tough battle with cancer.
Gary was born on February 28, 1945, in Portland, Oregon. He attended school in Ridgefield, Washington, and graduated from Seattle University. He traveled the world for business and on a stop in Utah, he fell head over heels in love and eventually married the love of his life, Betsy Nelson. Together they had two daughters, Jill and Catlin.
A man's man, Gary loved his race cars, tools, politics and getting his hands dirty working the land of his country ranch in Ramona. His strong will, laugh and willingness to debate will be greatly missed by all. He loved his girls; playing with his two wild grandsons, Quinten and Cash; and spending time at home surrounded by those he loved.
A celebration of his full life will be held at the Bernardo Winery on August 23, 2013 at 3 P.M.