In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Obituary notices and memorial service announcements for current or past San Diego Unified employees can be included in the In Memoriam section of Newsline by e-mailing [email protected]. Out of respect for the individual, please include a link to a formal obituary or provide as much detail as possible about the individual's life and involvement at San Diego Unified.

Items will be removed after 60 days.

Yvonne W. Larsen

Yvonne Wickstrom Larsen, passed away on February 12, 2023, surrounded by her loving husband of 70 years, Dan Larsen, and her family. In addition to being devoted to her family, Yvonne contributed mightily to the San Diego community, the State of California, and the country.

Yvonne attended Hoover High School, where she was elected Student Body President, and was selected as a campus representative for the local department store, Walker Scott, which awarded her a four-year scholarship to San Diego State University.

Yvonne was also engaged in many prestigious roles in education. During Ronald Reagan's term as California's Governor, Yvonne was appointed to the California State University Board as a Trustee. In 1977 Yvonne won an election for a seat on the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education and subsequently was elected President of the School Board. Four years later, President Reagan appointed Yvonne as Vice Chair of the National Commission on Excellence in Education.


Posted 3/01/2023


Pamela Burkowski

On February 3, 2023, Pamela Mary Borkowski, age 55, of Boone and formerly of San Diego, California, was unexpectedly taken away. She was the sun in the lives of everyone who had the honor of being her family or friend. Her life was filled by those who could not help but love her, and her loss will be deeply felt by all.


Please share a memory of Pamela “Pam” to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

Posted 2/09/2023