Pauline Major Passes away at 103 Years old

Pauline Major was born on April 6th 1914 in San Diego where she lived, was raised , and educated. Most of her life she lived in La Mesa in a house she and her husband, Lee, built in the Mt. Helix area.

She loved to garden and had many fruit trees, but was particularly proud of the twenty-five macadamia nut trees she and Lee raised. The nuts gave the family many hours of picking, sorting, drying, and cracking so we could enjoy the toasted and salted results.

Although Pauline had no children she loved and enjoyed her nieces and nephews. She was very family oriented. While the kids were growing up, they always looked forward to Christmas and Easter celebrations at her home. She was a very generous and kind person with a sense of humor that made family and friend get-togethers a joy.

Pauline loved to collect cookbooks and try new recipes on the family, only she wouldn’t reveal it until after we had eaten.

Throughout her life she and Lee had many pets as she had a real soft spot for animals. Several were acquired from the vet who sometimes needed to place a rather “difficult” dog.

Pauline was a strong Catholic who was generous and kind and will be missed greatly by family and staff at La Vida Real.

Aunt Polly: “Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.”

Pauline’s funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at Santa Sophia.