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Chula Vista
Genealogical Society

Virginia Taylor, President

Ralph Munoz
1st Vice-President

Barbara Ibaibarriaga
2nd Vice-President

Karen Yarger, Secretary

Sam Seat, Treasurer

Standing Committees

Cemetery Steering Committee
Susan Zimmer

Computer Group
Shirley Becker

Susi Pentico

Estate Papers
Gary Brock

Susan Zimmer

Dorothy Alvord
JoAnn Bonner

Wanda Brock

Newsletter Editor
Randy Seaver

Ways and Means
Bethel Williams

Research Group and Queries
Randy Seaver

Gary Brock


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 or mail your request with check or money order made out to CVGS, P.O. Box 3024, Chula Vista, CA 91909-3024.