Betty Pearce passed away April 16, 2020 from Covid-19. Betty was 91 years old and President of the Madres in 1978-1980. She served as corresponding Secretary in 1975-1976 and Vice President in 1977.
Dorothy Yonemitsu passed March 30, 2019. Dorothy was a member of the Madres since
1984, along with her husband Mike Yonemitsu and her son Robert. She served on the board in several capacities and always attended practically every event. Dorothy was celebrated by and with the Padres on her 100th birthday.
Gladys Walker passed at the age of 86 on September 20, 2020. She and her beloved Simon King have been Madres over 20 years and could always be seen at the boutique tables during the luncheons, and selling their special beverages at “December Nights” in Balboa Park at the Madres’ tables. She will be missed.
LeVonne Cooke was a long-time member of the Madres and passed on February 19, 2020 at the age of 94. The mother of Madre Member Barbara Cooke and the late Pat Preston, LeVonne always enjoyed her time with the Madres supporting youth baseball. It was personal for her because of her grandson Ryan and now great-grandchildren Zach and Juliette’s involvement in youth baseball. She had been a member of the Madres since the late 1980’s.
Mary Miller passed on January 20, 2021 at the age of 90. She worked for the Padres for 30 years, worked for the San Diego Chargers, and was a long-standing Madre supporter - in addition to being a liaison with the Padres.
Summer Serrano left us suddenly on January 2, 2019. Summer was a member of the Madres since 1992 and served in several positions on the board including President. Summer and her Mother, Delia Moore, so love The Madres. Summer set up and managed some of the largest fundraising events the Madres have ever had. She helped bring the Madres into the 21st century by creating Facebook and Twitter for the Madres. An employee of the Padres and missed by current and past players.
Pat Morrison passed January 2021. Her Daughter, Pam Mela Holland, told us, “I am sad and thankful to share that my Mom, Patricia Ann Morrison passed. She loved baseball to the end of her life. She shared with me the value of Madres. I will miss her but understand that she is in PEACE!”
Barbara Glenski passed away on January 18, 2021 at the age of 94. Her husband Frank passed away in March of 2018. She and Frank were Padres season ticket holders for 40 years and longtime standing supporters of the Madres. Barbara had a great sense of humor, was very social, enjoyed traveling, and loved to sing. Donations to Barbara's memory can be made to the San Diego Madres.
Sue Hardeman was a long time Madre, a onetime Board Member, crafter, and all around Friend. She will be missed. Sue is survived by her sister-in-law Lois Hardeman
Longtime Madre Member, Gail Stockton, passed in June 2021. Gail, along with her husband, lived a very adventurous life. They traveled the globe for Bud’s work in search of oil for Texaco. First in California, then came the real adventure as they were off to Sahara Desert in Tripoli, Libya and then on to Quito, Ecuador. While Bud taught natives oilfield mechanics, Gail taught in area schools. After Bud’s retirement, they made their home in San Diego so they could be near their children, their families, and the Padres. The SD Madres will miss Gail very much, and we all are thankful for her contributions to our organization.
Susie Butcher passed away in August 2021 and was a native of Michigan, Navy Veteran of 20+ years, Cardiac Nurse at Grossmont Hospital for many years -- and oh, how she loved her Padres and her Madres! Susie was a Padre Season Ticket holder since 1984 and joined the SD Madres in 1990. Susie could be found at Spring Training in Arizona for two weeks every year, visiting with Players, Coaches, and Announcers and watching our Padres begin their Baseball Season. Susie held many positions with the San Diego Madres – from VP of Ways & Means, VP of Membership, VP of Programs, Chairperson on various committees, President for a total of six years, and Member-at-Large. Susie will be remembered for her kindness, helpfulness, generous nature, and love of Baseball -- and being a Friend to All. No one could sell Raffle Tickets like our Susie!!
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