Lyle A. Stromsodt

February 15, 2001

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Lyle A. Stromsodt, 77, of Fountain of Youth Spa, who died Wednesday in Vencor-Ontario Hospital. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Calipatria with the Rev. Amador Lopez officiating.

Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery.

Mr. Stromsodt was born on July 10, 1923, in Calmar, Iowa, and was raised there. He served in the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division in the South Pacific during World War II from 1943 to 1945.

He married Louisette Holverson in Calmar on Oct. 17, 1946.

After the war, Mr. Stromsodt worked as a printer for the Richmond Independent in the Bay area for 35 years, retiring in 1981. He moved to Fountain of Youth Spa in 1985.


He was a member of the American Legion Post in Bombay Beach.

Survivors include his wife, Louisette Stromsodt of Niland; son and daughter-in-law, Lyle John and Lynell Stromsodt of Buena Park; son, Anthony Wayne Stromsodt of Reno, Nev.; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and Mickey Jones of Valencia and Kathryn and James Campbell of Whittier; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Sherald Sluka of Exeter; and eight grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in El Cajon Mortuary for Barbara Ann Payne, 55, of Santee, a former El Centro resident who died Monday in Santee.

The family service will be private.

Ms. Payne was born Jan. 28, 1946, in New York City and was raised in El Centro. She was a youth services librarian.

Survivors include her daughter, Christina Layle of Port Huron, Mich.; son, James Boldman III of Honolulu; father, Edward Payne of El Centro; brother, Richard Payne of Santa Barbara; and three grandchildren.


No services were conducted for Zell Hays, 90, of El Cajon, a former El Centro resident who died Tuesday in El Cajon.

Mrs. Hays was born Feb. 21, 1910, in Byars, Okla. She was a division manager for Sears in El Centro from 1947 to 1975.

Survivors include her son, Bill Hays of Escondido; sisters, Millie James of El Centro and Wanda Richardson of Del City, Okla.; brother, Guy Grider of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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