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 three grandson's. 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 31 years, swim almost every day and have always
been busy in politics.