Lillian Himan Wasson, of Scotts Valley, California, passed on to Heaven April 11, 2021. She was 87 years young.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was one of 5 children to Antonio and Mary Himan, and she maintained her love for the islands through the years. She frequented Waikiki beach as a young girl, and her family lived there through the Pearl Harbor attack.
Several years later they moved to Sunnyvale, California, where she graduated from Fremont High School. Eventually she worked and retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation.
Lillian maintained an active lifestyle, in her retirement she was visiting the fitness center 4 times each week, and she loved to spend time with her friends, children and grandchildren. Annual family visits to the Hawaiian islands were frequent until 2019, with the most visited being Kona, Hawaii. She also developed a passion for water color painting, and leaves us many beautiful portraits of scenes and persons she loved. Lillian was an active Christian, and dedicated ample time to prayer and her God and Jesus.
Lillian was born in 1933 as Lillian Himan, married first to Larry Pawlak, and her children were born from that union.
Lillian was later married to Roger Wasson, whom she met while working at Lockheed, bringing together the Wasson and Pawlak families for more than 30 years. There are 7 grandchildren combined, all of whom spent so much time with their loving grandma and grandpa Wasson. Mom was thrilled to have her grandkids come visit, and stay overnight often.
Lillian is survived by all 5 children, Lisa, Larry, Leland, Lindsey and Les Pawlak, all living nearby in Santa Cruz County.
Although we will all miss her dearly, we are so happy and blessed for all the time we did have with Mom, and hope to see her again in our own afterlife - someday.
Published by Scotts Valley Press Banner from Jul. 29 to Aug. 3, 2021.