Cynthia Casebolt

Cynthia Morrish Casebolt, 82, peacefully passed away on Sunday morning, September 22, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones. She was blessed to live an active and vital life up until two months ago when her breast cancer reoccurred. Her famous vivacious smile and quick wit was with her even through her final hours.

An only child, Cynthia was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. She was a "Chi Omega" girl and earned her BA from Kansas State University. She met her future husband, Bob, on a blind date in the rumble seat of a 1934 Plymouth. They were married in 1951 right before Bob was shipped off to the Korean War. While Bob was away, Cynthia came out to La Jolla to live with her aunts and grandmother. When Bob returned, they had fallen in love with San Diego, never to leave again outside of their extensive travels. Once children came into the picture, Cynthia was thrilled to stay home and be the homemaker.

Cynthia and Bob shared many passions together, among them were family, travel, square dancing, scuba diving and snorkeling, 40 years of annual escapes to Paki Maui, bridge with friends, church potlucks, and camping (tent, then trailer and finally RVing during the last three decades).

After the death of their son, Dale, in 1964, Cynthia's faith was strengthened and grew through Bible studies, prayer groups and church retreats.

She loved games, sewing, cooking, swimming & entertaining.

Cynthia loved social interaction. She constantly welcomed newcomers. She had a multitude of friends from many circles: Delta Divers, Submariners, Point Loma Presbyterian, and then downtown at First Presbyterian where she was a Deacon and an Elder, as well as a member of Group Nine, Voyagers, Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study, Early Birds, prayer chains, Forest Home Auxiliary, Home Bible Study and Children's Home Society, and Las Companeras. Their square dance and RV groups included North County Squares, PACE, Jewel's Squares, Lazy Daze, and Trailblazers.

Cynthia was known for her big heart and even bigger smile. She touched so many lives. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

Cynthia was the light of Bob's life, center of his world for their 62 years of marriage. Together they loved sharing in the lives of their three children, Diana (and Gary) Whitney, Rob (and Cathi) Casebolt, and Valerie (and Pål) Berg, eight grandchildren, Scott, Heather, Tyson, Robert, Dylan, Erik, Trond and Lars, and three great-grandchildren, Elias, Juliana and Emilia.

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, October 2nd at the San Diego downtown First Presbyterian Church, 320 Date St, San Diego, 92101.

In lieu of flowers, Cynthia requested donations be given to their church, First Presbyterian.

Cards and messages may be sent to Bob and the family at 5017 February St, San Diego, CA 92110

Whether a friend of Cynthia & Bob or a Trailblazer member and you recall and want to share a special memory about Cynthia or a square dance moment with Cynthia, please forward to:


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Page updated: 2013-09-29