Donna Yvonne Stone

Donna Yvonne Stone died peacefully on October 3, 2017 in Vista, California at the age of 67.
Donna is survived by her daughter Diondra (Jason) Osterberg and son Joseph Buchanon both of Vista California, grandson Joseph Buchanon Jr of Vista, her mother Colleen Stone and sister Noreen Stone both of Oceanside, California, her brother Ross Stone of San Diego, California and many nieces and nephews located in California. Donna proceeded in death by her father Joseph Stone of Oceanside, California.
Donna was born on March 2, 1950 at Saint Joseph Hospital located in Kansas City, Missouri. She came by train to California with her mother and brother to meet with her father stationed at Camp Pendleton. She graduated from Oceanside High in 1968. She married Carl Buchanon who preceded her in death. Donna attended college while she raised her family. Donna accepted Christ and purposed to attend church and follow Christ’s teachings. Donna held the position of Employment Development Administrator for the “Inland Empire” (Riverside and San Bernardino counties) State Job Services programs from April 2000 to December 2005 when she retired. During the same period of time, Donna was also chosen to ne the acting Job Service Division Chief responsible for San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardo counties.  

During her thirty-year career with the State of California, Donna worked for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Employment Department’s Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, the Job Services Program, and the Labor Market Information Division. 

Donna served on six local Workforce Investment Boards and several other regulatory committees. Donna was involved and committed to the partnerships’ effort on local economy stability and growth through services and programs. These efforts were provided under the Wagner-Peyer and Workforce Investment Acts. 

Donna was involved in community programs, Alpha Society that awarded scholarships to high school seniors and “Save Our Streets” a North County program that united neighborhoods with religious and governmental groups to serve the youth of our cities. Her loving smiling and generous spirit made her a friend to everyone. Donna loved to cook and provide crochet blankets to numerous family and friends.  

A memorial is scheduled for November 11, 1 pm at Calvary Chapel Vista 885 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084 with an invitation only reception to follow. Pastor Rob Salvato will officiate. Donations may be made to Donna’s home church Calvary Chapel Vista. (POSTED 10/24/2017)

Jean Martin Istilart

Born  04/02/1941
Died  07/03/2017
Born at home in Baldwin Park, CA.  Graduated Covina High School, Covina, CA 1948.  Enlisted U.S. Airforce 1948, Travis Airforce Base.  Shipped to Korea 1950-1952.  Honorably discharged as a Staff Seargent 11/18/1948 - 06/01/1952.  Children: Sherri Istilart, 58; James Istilart, 57; Dean Istilart, 59; Michael Istilart, 60.  Buried Miramar National Cemetery 5795 Nobel Dr. San Diego, CA 92122.  Jean loved baseball, bowling, and Las Vegas. (POSTED 07/20/2017)

Margaret Lee Thornton

Margaret Lee Thornton was an amazing and loving mother, who raised three children on her own, including one of her grandchildren. She was an artist, a fine jeweler, a revenue clerk for OCTA an avid gardener with a strong work ethic, who loved her dear chickens. She is deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her two daughters, Lee and Lucy, her grandaughter Audrey, a grandson named Aaiden, as well as Kay and Andrew, her sister and brother.  (POSTED 07/19/2017)

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