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
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
Cynthia was known for her big heart and even bigger smile. She
touched so many lives. She will be sorely missed but never
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
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:
These memories will be included in an upcoming TRAILBLAZER
making your moment of sharing a part of the permanently
recorded Trailblazers’ chronicles.