Tomasina Arlene Gettel
Born in Lynwood, CA – December 8, 1946
Passed away September 24, 2010
Memorial Services: Friday, October 1, 2010 10:00 a.m. – O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills
Reception and ‘Celebration of Tomi’s Life’ immediately following 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – San Juan Hills Country Club, San Juan Capistrano
Interment: Saturday, October 2, 2010 Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills
Tomasina Gettel was an amazing lady! Tomi grew up in Downey, CA. She worked 10 years for Dun & Bradstreet rising to Chief Bookkeeper until she met and married David Gettel on December 14, 1974. Soon after, Tomi relocated her family 13 times in 25 years, including Louisiana twice, Iran, Washington State, West Africa, Indonesia and up and down California before finally settling in Lake Forest and Palm Desert, California.
Tomi was an active member of the San Juan Hills Women’s Golf Association holding several positions including Membership Chairman and President.
Tomi was creative, funny, witty, strong, loving, caring a true fighter – the epitome of a hero! Tomi was a devoted wife, phenomenal mother, and loyal friend.
She leaves behind her husband, David Gettel; two daughters, Kristen Jim Gettel-Barrett, Brooke Rob Duval; four grandchildren, Joshua and Kailee Barrett, Jaydon and Collin Duval. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Elizabeth Evenson.
She will be missed!
Please visit: oconnormortuary.com for more information on services and to write your memories to Tomi.
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