I am one of those endangered species, a San Diego California
Native. I was blessed to be born in a city that no one wants to leave. I was
the only child of John and Dee Marchese, born Dec.
4, 1934. We
lived in the same house in the College Ave. area from 1940 on. My mother and I
attended Grossmont High School. My last year there, they ran
double sessions and called my session, Helix High School. It was the first year of the new
school. I attended SDSU and Grossmont Jr. College several years, but kept having
children and gave up trying to get a degree. I did work as a teacher assistant
for 3 years. Ron and I raised 6 children and now have 8 beautiful
granddaughters and one grandson, plus 2 more on the way. I became a Christian 45 years ago, and have been active in Christian
Women's Clubs for 25 years, which includes sharing my testimony as a speaker. I
studied piano most of my life, have led the Ramona Concert Assn. For 20 years,
swim almost every day and have always been busy in politics.