In Memory

Van L. Sigala

News Review newspaper Ridgecrest CA August 24, 2005


Van Lee Sigala died Aug. 17, 2005. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at the Kerr-McGee Center on California Ave. and China Lake Boulevard sunday Aug. 28 at 6 pm.
Van was born in San Jose Calif to Dorothy and Leo sigala of Cherokee and Mexican heritage.
Van served in the United States Navy performing a tour of duty in Danang during the Vietnam conflict. He was a dedicated employee of Pacific Gas and Electric Company for 35 years leaving his job as distribution supervisor in Ridgecrest when he became ill with cancer in 2003.
Van was kind, intelligent and capable and he was respected and admired by both colleagues and friends. He was a wonderful husband and father, attending every puppet show or dance recital, every football or baseball game in which the children participated. He was a visionary and a builder.
His favorite pastimes were fishing, golf, and most of all working with wood. Van was a gentle man and a gentleman.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years Diane Sigla, daughters Alissa Sigala-Conn and husband Steve of San Diego, Lori Meyers and husband Jon of Santa Cruz, son Joel sigala and wife Sarah of Sunnyvale and Jesse Sigala and Kern Sigala of Ridgecrest, stepson Rhett Lowery of Tempe, Ariz. and grandcildren Jamie and Casey Meyers of Santa Cruz and Sage and Jonah Lee Sigala of Sunnyvale.
Van is also survived by his mother Dorothy and stepfather Ed of Ridgecrest, brother Jim of Tucson, Ariz. and sister Cindi of San Jose.
The Sigalas would like to thank the community of Ridgecrest for the continued support. Memorial donations may be made in Van's memory to the City of Hope in Duarte, Calif.
Arrangements were by Holland & Lyons Mortuary.
Submitted by the family of Van Sigala