Chula Vista
Genealogical Society

Virginia Taylor, President
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Ralph Munoz
1st Vice-President
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Barbara Ibaibarriaga
2nd Vice-President
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Karen Yarger, Secretary
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Sam Seat, Treasurer
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Standing Committees

Cemetery Steering Committee
Susan Zimmer [email protected]

Computer Group
Shirley Becker [email protected]

Susi Pentico [email protected]

Estate Papers
Gary Brock [email protected]

Susan Zimmer [email protected]

Dorothy Alvord [email protected]
JoAnn Bonner [email protected]

Wanda Brock [email protected]

Newsletter Editor
Randy Seaver [email protected]

Ways and Means
Bethel Williams [email protected]

Research Group and Queries
Randy Seaver [email protected]

Gary Brock [email protected]


The Society has completed and released a CD containing a complete inventory of interments and inurnments at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.

Glen Abbey Mortuary and Memorial Park is located in Bonita, California, a semi-rural and residential community just east of Chula Vista and south of the metropolis of San Diego, and accessible by two freeways. It is a quiet, lovely and spacious site of about 120 acres.

Because Glen Abbey is a memorial park, all markers are “flush to the ground,” and there are no tombstones or elaborate memorials. There are several columbariums, a veterans’ section, a babies’ section, and a nature garden where there are some inurnments and many scatterings. The beautiful “Little Chapel of the Roses,” (see above) a non-sectarian chapel and an exact replica of the Lord Tennyson Chapel in Somersby, England, which is a true landmark, is used for funerals, and is also very popular for weddings.

Glen Abbey first opened in 1924 to accept remains of persons buried in a certain area of Evergreen Cemetery in La Mesa, east of San Diego, which was being sold for real estate development. Later, more were brought in to be re-interred from a cemetery in the Otay area of South San Diego, where a street was being widened. From 1924 to the present, the general population of the area served by Glen Abbey has grown almost beyond comprehension, and there are now over 55,000 persons buried or inurned there.

The CD we are making available is the culmination of a fourteen year project involving thousands of hours of meticulous documentation of burial records at the park through December 31, 1999. The CD includes 1,562 pages containing 35,026 names. The complete work is arranged in alphabetical order by SURNAME and is searchable and printable.

The CD is now available to the public for a nominal fee of $19.95US + S&H, ($4.95US for continental US deliveries.) California sales tax is applicable for deliveries in California. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this extraordinary work on CD please contact our Cemetery Project chairman, Sue Zimmer, at [email protected] or mail your request with check or money order made out to CVGS, P.O. Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA 91909-3024.