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“Mrs. Stolzoff (as I always called her) was such a happy, wonderful, energetic person. She was always easy to talk to and always seemed to know just...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Nelson - Spring Valley, CA

“My Aunt Mickey did her best to answer the hard questions about life that I had as a youth: Why did God give me asthma? and Why am I so short? How...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: charles hillam - Family

“Mickey is the MOTHER of my dear cousins and seemed to be more than just that..she was like my Aunt or even a mother figure to me. Her and Bobby...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Holland{ (Beyer} - Antigo, WI

“May the wonderful memories you made together give you comfort during this difficult time. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Smith - San Diego, CA

“She was such a beautiful lady both inside and out, I really enjoyed our heart felt conversations. She is truly missed, my thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Margie Taitano - San Diego, CA

“Such a beautiful tribute to a lovely woman that I feel fortunate to have learned about through her son Tom. Thank you for sharing her. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Robyn Ogier - Chula Vista, CA

“Tom thank you for sharing your love and compassion . ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon & Tom Bales - friend

“Micki was a "more than wonderful" person, she was kind, considerate, fun, funny, and always put her famiy first. My Mom and her were friends, and we...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Nelson - Spring Valley

“She was a great lady and loved by all. She and my Mom were friends and we lived 2 houses down from Grandma Hillam, another great lady. We all kinda...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Nelson (Nuthall) - CA

“Rest In Peace beautiful lady . Wish I had known you. But you left a very big legacy in your Son, Tom ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Harwood - San Diego, CA

“Aunt Micky was the best loved her very much. I will truly miss you, say hi to Mom and Dad and Uncle Bobby. Love you!!! ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Rona Stolzoff - Sterling, IL

“97!! She sure lived a full life! Mickey will always hold a special place in our hearts, as a great neighbor (along with Bob) as a great friend who...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: David Chabner - Klamath Falls, OR

Mildred "Mickey" Stolzoff , 97 years old, passed away on Sunday October 8 at her home in Oceana where she had been a resident since 1978. She was surrounded by her children , family members and friends that dearly loved her. Mickey was born in Hemet California to Thomas and Esther Parker on December 11, 1919. She was a resident of Oceanside since 1925 along with her siblings George Hillam Sr (deceased), David Hillam and Hazel Gibson. Mickey also had a half sister Edith Parker.

She was a graduate of Oceanside High School, class of 1936. And was active in her alumni till her passing. She married Robert "Bob" Stolzoff in 1940 till his passing in 1974. She had 5 children, Robert Stolzoff Jr. (deceased), Patti Gascon of Oceanside, Cathie Hatter of Oceanside , Terry Stolzoff of Chula Vista and Tom Stolzoff of Carlsbad. She also raised her nephew Chuck Hillam of Julian. She had 12 grandchildren, Scott Stolzoff of Burlingame Ca, Laurie Jones of Cedar City Utah, Chelsea Caldwell of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Mark Stolzoff of Chico, Ca, Tony Gascon of Escondido Ca, Dolores Gascon of Oceanside, Nick Hatter of Oceanside, Chip Hatter of Carlsbad, Dr. Natalie Jones of St Paul Min, Russ Stolzoff of Chula Vista , Tina Stolzoff of Lahaina, Maui Hawaii, Ryan Stolzoff of Chula Vista, Jennifer Kleist of Alpine Ca, and Alexander Stolzoff of San Diego. She also had 18 beautiful great grandchildren that loved her dearly.

Mildred was a member of Oceanside Methodist Church for over 80 years. She was active in the church youth group as a young woman where she met her future husband Robert "Bob" Stolzoff. For many years they volunteered as counselors for the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and it wasn't uncommon for their home to be filled with many of the young teens from the MYF. And often filled with folk music being played and sung by the youth fellowship members. And dinners with members of the church. It was not unordinary for Mickey and Bob to welcome young Marines from Camp Pendleton during the Viet Nam War into their home for Sunday dinner or a place to relax and get back to normal. In 1968 they moved to Chula Vista after Bob was given a promotion with San Diego Gas and Electric. They were involved in Chula Vista Methodist Church as well. She also volunteered as a den mother for the Boy Scouts, Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls.

In order for the family of 7 to visit the Stolzoff family on the east coast, Mickey would baby sit numerous children and sew dresses and other clothes for people. The family made numerous road trips with everyone stuck inside the old Yellow Ford station wagon and then the Oldsmobile once the Ford couldn't make it anymore. The family visited every state in the continental United States and parts of Canada on their trips to Illinois and Wisconsin. Often sleeping at road side rests and an occasional motel. After Bob's passing in 1974 Mickey returned to her beloved Oceanside and worked in catering for her nephew, George Hillam Jr . She then worked for Oceanside School District in food service at Lincoln Junior High till her retirement. She was President of the Oceanside Woman's Club and enjoyed LIFE Classes at Mira Costa College.

Her neighbors would often stop by her home in Oceana to admire her garden that she took much pride in tending to. Mickey loved gardening, cooking , especially pies and cakes, sewing, knitting reading writing and conversation with her many friends and family members. She loved to write. After moving to Chula Vista and having sold the home she and Bob built in 1954 she wrote an article about her last walk through of the house on Morse Street where they lived for 13 years. The article was picked up the Guide Post and printed. She continued to write and take writing classes. She loved her word processor and revolted when Microsoft created WORD. She loved nature , animals, dozens of kitties and her 27 year old dove "Coco"….. and people.

Her license plate frame said it all, "Getting Old Ain't For Sissies"…. and she fought like a warrior to enjoy life and love till the very end . She believed in peace, not war, love not hate, kindness and hugs and smiles.

There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial on Friday November 24 at 11:00 am at the North Coast United Methodist Church, 1501 Kelly St Oceanside…. all are welcomed to come and remember this beautiful soul that filled their hearts with joy.