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Mission San Antonio de Pala
Pala, San Diego County, California

Compiled and contributed by Steve Paul Johnson [steve@cleardigitalmedia.com].  Recorded on October 30, 1999. Total records = 80.

The Mission was founded June 13, 1816 by Father Antonio Peyri, OFM.  It is the last remaining California Mission still in operation as was first established.  The Mission was built as an "asistencia" to its parent, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, to bring Catholicism to the hundreds of Indians living in that area.  Located about 25 miles east of San Luis Rey, the Mission is now located inside the Pala Indian Reservation.

The cemetery is also known as the "Old Luiseņo Cemetery" named after the tribe of indians to which the Mission had served.  Hundreds of indians were buried at the cemetery, mostly marked by wooden crosses.  Most all of the wooden crosses have fallen and have been misplaced.  In some areas of the cemetery, the crosses have been piled up into stacks.  The cemetery is about 2,000 square feet.

To get to the cemetery, take Interstate 5 north or south to State Highway 76 east.  Travel for about 30 miles until you enter the Pala Indian Reservation.  About a quarter-mile into the reservation, take a left onto Pala Mission Road.  The Mission lies about another quarter-mile down.

- Steve Paul Johnson

??, 'Baby Raymond', d. 1918, Buried with Librada Giddens and Emma G. Foussat
Alvarez, Pascual, b. 1892, d. 1945, "At rest"
Ardilla, Robert, b. 1894, d. 1982
Ardilla, William, b. 1891, d. 1969, "In loving memory"
Arenas, Marian T., b. 14 Oct 1913, d. 08 Jun 1982, "Beloved mother and grandmother, rest in peace"
Beltran, B. G., d. 07 Aug 1924
Beltran, N.
Beltran, R. C., b. 19 Jun 1899, "D. E. P."
Bojorquez, Christina A., b. 1897, d. 1955, "In loving memory of our mother, Rest in peace"
Brenneck, Alyson, b. 14 Sep 1958, d. 11 Aug 1961, "Our angel in Heaven"
Bumat, Fidel, d. 23 Oct 1912, Age 58 yrs, Buried with Jean Bumat
Bumat, Jean, Buried with Fidel Bumat
Cabrillas, Carolina H., b. 24 Oct 1851, d. 19 Nov 1924, "At rest"
Cabrillas, J. M., b. 19 Mar 1856, d. 22 Feb 1922
Cabrillas, Ruperto, b. 31 Mar 1880, d. 02 Nov 1886
Calac, Leo Marion, b. 1912, d. 1978, "S1 US Navy, World War II"
de Grandis, Dino Fr., b. 1914, d. 1990, "Comboni Missionary, Forever in our hearts"
Erwin, Nettie Scott, b. 25 Dec 1918, d. 17 Nov 1982, "Beloved mother, Rest in peace"
Estrada, Erolinda P., b. 1895, d. 1966, "Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother"
Figueroa, Cangelina, d. 26 Feb 1919
Foussat, Emma G., b. 1892, d. 1923
Foussat, Rosie, b. 1917, d. 1918, Buried with Librada Giddens and 'Baby Raymond'
Garcia, Alexander S., b. 29 Nov 1907
Garcia, Catherine P., b. 1901, d. 24 Jun 1945, "At rest"
Garcia, Clemencia M., b. 23 Nov 1870, d. 16 Jan 1989, "TEC 5 US Army, World War II, 'Pop', 'Coy', Beloved father, brother, uncle, and grandpa"
Garcia, Dolores, d. 21 Aug 1992, "Pvt US Army, World War II"
Garcia, Joseph R., b. 19 Mar 1923, d. 13 Oct 1967, "California HMI US Navy World War II Korea"
Garcia, Joseph Remon Sr., b. 04 Oct 1892, d. 1958, "Mother"
Garcia, Leonardo M., b. 28 Jun 1905, d. 15 Dec 1973, "California S SGT US Air Force World War II Korea"
Garcia, Sylvester Ernest, b. 29 Apr 1919, d. 19 Sep 1972, "Father"
Garcia, Ysidoro S., b. 01 Jan 1860, d. 12 Dec 1956, "At Rest"
Ghika, Alexandra, b. 1902, d. 1963, "Princess"
Giddens, Adelina, b. 18 Jul 1888, d. 25 Nov 1908
Giddens, Frank A., b. 04 Feb 1908, d. 02 Feb 1970
Giddens, John A., b. 1847, d. 1922
Giddens, Librada, b. 1865, d. 1914, Buried with Emma G. Foussat and 'Baby Raymond'
Golsh, Adela Magee, b. 16 Apr 1884, d. 1920
Golsh, Albert, b. 06 Jun 1886, d. 02 Apr 1942, "To know her was to love her"
Golsh, Joseph C., b. 1948, d. 11 Nov 1968
Golsh, Virginia M., b. 1902, d. 1979, "Beloved son, brother and father"
Guassac, Agatha
Lancaster, Frances, b. 02 Jul 1862, d. 24 Apr 1921, "At rest"
Lancaster, Joe, b. 17 Nov 1899, d. 06 Jul 1952, "California S2 US Navy World War I"
Ledesma, Alfred T., b. 1925, d. 1944, "At rest"
Ledesma, Miguel G., b. 1900, d. 1969, "Beloved husband and father"
Ledesma, Victoria R., b. 1895, d. 1984, "Beloved wife and mother"
Lugo, Ramon, b. 1865, d. 1944, "In loving memory of our uncle, Rest in peace"
Magee, Prudence Golsh, b. 1914, d. 1989, "Beloved father & grandfather, A lifetime of accomplishments"
Magee, Raymond L., b. 1946, d. 1984, "Beloved father, son, brother, friend"
Magee, Raymond M., b. 1913, d. 1959, "Our beloved mother, The end and the reward of toil is rest"
Marrufo, Daria B., b. 22 Jan 1922, Buried with Daria B. Marrufo
Marrufo, G. H., Age 62 yrs, Buried with G. H. Marrufo
McGuire, Thomas C., b. 1891, d. 1954
McNally, Albert J Lucos, b. 20 May 1914, d. 1968
McNally, Peggy, b. 1897, d. 26 Aug 1955
Moreno, Cenobia G., b. 1852, d. 19 Dec 1890, "O. E. P."
Moreno, Francisco, b. 13 Feb 1852, d. 1928, "At rest"
Moreno, Julian, b. 26 May 1875, d. 23 Feb 1902, "O. E. P."
Moreno, Mary Ellen, b. 07 Aug 1882, d. 07 Oct 1939, "Humilde homenaje a tos virtudes"
Navarro, Gloria L., b. 1941, d. 1947, "Beloved daughter & sister"
Nogales, Maria
Olivera, ??ta, d. 03 Jan 1919
Olivera, Benuto, d. 01 Jul 1911
Pena, Margaret Mary, b. 1911, d. 1951, "Mother"
Peters, Remijio, Buried with Mary Peters
Salazar, J. D., b. 19 Mar 1828, d. 31 Dec 1921, "In memory of our mother, R. I. P."
Salazar, Maria, d. 29 Sep 1916, "Priv. Co. D"
Salazar, Sebastian, b. 1899, d. 1945, "In loving memory of our brother, rest in peace"
Scott, Alice Jo, b. 19 Jan 1939, d. 24 Jul 1970, "Beloved mother and grandmother, Rest in peace"
Scott, Andres, b. 04 Feb 1852, d. 19 Apr 1997, "'Charlie', Loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle & friend"
Scott, Felomeno, b. 08 Feb 1885, d. 25 Jun 1974, "In loving memory wife and mother"
Scott, Joseph L., b. 29 Jul 1926, d. 27 Apr 1890, "In memory"
Scott, Norbert L., b. 06 Jun 1933, d. 09 May 1964, "In loving memory of our father, rest in peace"
Scott, Ramona, b. 04 Mar 1891, d. 12 Feb 1959, "Beloved husband - father, rest in peace"
Scott-Castillo, Michael A., b. 15 Dec 1988, d. 29 Dec 1988, "Our blessed angel"
Yanes, Trinidad S., d. 03 Feb 1910, Age 87 yrs
Yanez, Remicio, Buried with Remijio Yanez
Yanez, Remijio, Buried with Rita Yanez
Yanez, Rjta, d. 12 Jan 1891, Pala, Age 70 yrs
Yanis, Clemente, b. 23 Nov 1895, d. 20 Aug 1967, "California PFC US Army, World War I"

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