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March 23, 2011 The Julian News5 IUniq I) .e$ in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 "Nana" Vedova June 15, 1940 - March 7, 2011 Sheila was born on June 15, 1940 in Long beach, CA. to parents John (deceased) and Evelyn Youngwirth. She and her 2 sisters Joan (Sewell) and Sandy (Jimenez) lived in Long Beach throughout their early years until the family found their way to Ramona. Once in Ramona, Sheila was able to fulfill a childhood dream and she got her first horse. Days were spent after school riding and exploring the trails and town where she could often be seen riding down the highway. She was quite social at Ramona High School, which was where she met the man she would one day marry. Jim Vedova lived in Santa Ysabel and liked to drive to the "big city" of Ramona quite often with friends. It helped pass the time since there weren't many people and not much to do "on the mountain". By chance, their paths crossed and they began dating. A wedding followed and they moved into their first home which was in Ramona and shortly thereafter to Santa Ysabel where their family grew. Jim supported his family in heavy equipment construction and Sheila kept busy with the raising of the 4 children they had. When the children were old enough for 4-H, Sheila became consumed and accepted the challenge as a Community Leader, Sheep Leader, Swine Leader, and Sewing Leader. What she didn't know about the different animals she soon learned by asking the right questions of the right people. As a sewing Leader the girls often excelled and always went on to the "Cream of the Crop" show which was where all the county winners had their outfits judged on their construction, and then they modeled the outfits they had made. Many a long sewing lesson was spent ripping out the seams because it wasn't good enough! When it came time to raising market beef, they would use local stock, but also, Sheila, Jim, and the kids would travel to Montana and Colorado to purchase 4-H steers. It was a trip they always looked forward to and they met many wonderful people along the way. Sheila's creative energies were becoming more and more apparent and her desire to learn how to make porcelain dolls was growing. Being in true Sheila fashion, she found and learned from the best. She was a quick study and perfectionist and before long she opened her own studio called "Serendipity dolls' that later changed to "Nana's Darlings". She taught many students this fine art and many have gone on to success. Along with pouring, firing, painting, and assembling the dolls, her exquisite talent for sewing shined through with all of the outfits she made for each one. Sheila was very well known in the "porcelain doll world" and was awarded the highest of honors in a completion in New York City. She was also featured in "Doll world" magazine. Sheila's dolls are in homes all over the U.S. When cancer struck 7 years ago, she faced her treatment with a .strong will to never give in and was determined to try and beat it. Her battle was long and hard with a lot of added complications. For instance, she broke her back while riding in a dune buggy in Glamis, but you know, if you were to ask her today, she'd say she'd go on another buggy ride if she could because she loved the "E Ticket" ride! She always lived life to its fullest! Sheila courageously chose to go home with Hospice after 2 months in the hospital all the while getting chemo and blood transfusions. She knew, without transfusions she wouldn't be with us for more than a week and surprised us all when she was! The heavens opened up to welcome her home on March 7th, 2011, on a day her beloved Santa Ysabel Valley was being refreshed with rain. Sheila was blessed in life with the love and comfort of a large family and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim Vedova. Children: Barbara (Richard) Stanley of Julian, Vicky (Wayne) Bryan of Julian, Suzy Loux of Santa Ysabel, and Tony (Lisa) Vedova of Orange County. Grandchildren: Justin and Brandon Stanley; Missy and Joey Pico; Jeremy, Jon, Jaimie, and Jake Loux; Taylor, Shane, and Colton Vedova; Ryan and Sara Bantle. Great Grandchildren: Mia Brown; Taytum and Mason Stanley. A celebration of her life will be held on March 26, 2011, at 11:00 am at Camp cedar Glen in Julian. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sheila Vedova's name to: Susan G Komen Race For the Cure, 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, san Diego, CA. 92123 or Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary is assisting the family. by Michele Harvey Julian Seems To Be Okay As I look around Julian and the area that makes up our local commerce; I see businesses moving to find better locations and others opening for the first time. The local businesses that I visit seem okay. None are making much money, especially compared to several years ago. However, all business owners seem to be hanging on with smiles on their faces and a minimum of complaints about the recession and gasoline prices. This says that our local economy is doing better than a lot of economies around the country and especially around southern California. We are lucky that our area is a destination and not just a place to drive through. A year and a half ago I was told that Ramona had thirty-five empty store fronts. I'm told that they have even more now. Eighteen months ago Palm Springs had over 100 empty store fronts. That's very scary for any small business owner and for any town full of independent businesses. We all may look around and wonder who is next to close down. Julian is still holding her own. I know that in my shop I get lots of return customers and nearly everything I sell is to someone I know. Thankfully, in the years I've owned my business, I've built up a loyal clientele. The stores in Santa Ysabel seem to be able to stay open. Sherrill Orchard is still alive. Crossroads Treasures has changed locations several times, yet keeps opening the doors for customers. The other Santa Ysabel businesses are all open for business too. My store is in Wynola Farms Marketplace. Next door to us is Mom's Pies/Wynola. We are about three miles from Santa Ysabel and four miles from Julian. Though two businesses in our building have moved out; others have moved in and we still have the farmer's market every Sunday. I think we are all okay. We look forward to opening of The Daily Perk; It will be a coffee shop in Wynola Farms Marketplace. They still have some hurdles to jump with their county permits and then we will have coffee, tea and snacks in Wynola in an atmosphere that is much more casual than Wynola Pizza Express and Jeremy's on the Hill. I haven't walked around downtown Julian for a few weeks. However, I know that the back of the Warm Hearth is now occupied with new businesses. It's exciting to see so many new businesses open up in our area. This shows a confidence that many potential small business owners in other areas don't have. I think that local business owners and their employees are really beginning to help each other. It's something that a fewof us have been doing for years and rather than taking away our customers, it actually increases buying. For many years people have come back to me with thanks for referring them to other stores that I know carry just what they want. When tourists ask me which bakery has the best pie; I tell them to buy one from each place and conduct their own taste test. I hope this helps all of the sales for all of the bakeries. If the customers push me for my own personal favorite; I tell them that we all have different ideas of what a really good pie tastes like. Now is a good time for us all to remember that local businesses are owned and operated by our friends and neighbors. Buying locally is a good way to help our neighbors. It's a good way to save gas, and it's a good way to keep businesses open that are close to our homes; for when we don't have time to drive down the hill, and wearing out our tires and putting wear and tear on our vehicles isn't financially sensible, keep our local businesses in mind. Julian and her back country b ess neighbors seem to be okay right now. With our help, locally owned and operated businesses can survive. These are my hopeful thoughts. Better Business Bureau Warns Of W-2 Scam The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers about a new identity theft scam involving phony e-mails supposedly from the federal government's Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The phishing e-mails are requesting personal information from a W-2 form that are prepared by employers. If more information is needed from a taxpayer, the IRS does not send e-mails, only letters through the U.S. Postal Service, so delete any e-mail supposedly from the IRS, the BBB advised. Other red flags that signal ID theft; the BBB said, include misspelled words in an IRS e-mail, which typically indicates the sender is located in another country. W-2 forms are submitted by individual taxpayers along with an income tax return, so don't believe any e-mail that says the forms must be submitted separately at an earlier date. Also, never provide to a stranger over e-mail such personal financial information as your wages, Social Security number, home address and birth date. The non-profit San Diego BBB, San Diego's largest county- wide business membership organization, offers consumer protectionadvice,promotes business ethics through voluntaryself-regulation and business education, and provides consumers withfree pre-purchase information, including business review reports on more than 101,000 local companies. Before buying decisions are made, consumers are encouraged to phone the BBB's free 24-hour Consumer Helpline at (858) 496-2131 or (800) 600-7050, or visit the website at, to obtain free information and a list of BBB accredited businesses in a particular type of industry. ACCEPTING WOM~N, INFANTS & CH~EN Groceries Produce. Sundries Beer Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning Lotto, Scratchers Full Service "Best in the County" Meat Department U.S.D.A. 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