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Dorothy Drashner

April 10, 1927 ~ May 25, 2020 (age 93)


Dorothy Drashner was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 10, 1927.  Shortly thereafter, her mom, Hilda Wacker Homan, and dad, John Franz Homan, moved the family to Akron, Ohio where she grew up.  She was always a responsible little girl and after her parents separated, she lived with her dad, John Homan.  Dorothy’s strong faith in God and the Bible began at the knee of this very kind and gentle man.  She graduated from West Technical High School in Akron, Ohio in 1945.    With WWII  still going on, Dorothy got a job at Dobeckmun Manufacturing company.  It was there she met Joe Drashner, her future husband of 56 years.  He swept her off her feet and they eloped six months after they first met.   They were married in Dearborn, Michigan and honeymooned at Niagara Falls, New York.  Dorothy and Joe lived in Cleveland, Ohio for the next twenty years and raised six daughters.  Dorothy worked as a waitress all during this time.  In 1973, Dorothy and her husband moved the family to California.  They settled down in Escondido where they lived till they bought a mobile home in Madrid Manor in 1986.  Dorothy loved living in her home and was a skilled seamstress, crocheting many baby blankets, working long hours in the garden, reading the Bible and enjoying learning about the Bible.  Since 2015, she lived with her daughter, Juli Graig, who helped her and was her companion and Goldie, her faithful poodle/chihuahua. Then in January 2020, Dorothy stayed with her daughter Diane Redding, who cared for her till her passing on May 25, 2020.  She is survived by her 6 daughters, Barbara Cooley, Dori Torrence, Eve Baumbach, Chrissy Gale, Juli Graig and Diane Redding; 10 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.  Dorothy’s family is celebrating the life of their beautiful mother, friend and teacher on June 2, 2020 at the Allen Brothers Mortuary in San Marcos.  She will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Joseph Drashner at the North County Cemetery in San Marcos. 


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