In Memory of



Obituary for Viola Hurlburt

Obituary of Viola Ethel Hurlburt
November 1, 1930 to October 10, 2020
An El Cajon native, Viola (Vicki) Hurlburt, passed away on October 10, 2020. She
was a vibrant, fun, beautiful, and loving mom, grandmother, great-grandmother,
sister, and friend. Vicki was born on November 1, 1930. She graduated from
Grossmont High School, married her high school sweetheart, John Sheldon (Shelly)
Hurlburt. The two were married for just under 50 years and lived in El Cajon until
Shelly passed in 2000. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children started high
school and then worked as an admissions clerk, textbook clerk and then library
clerk at El Cajon Valley High School until she retired. She so enjoyed visiting with
the somewhat lonely students who would come to the library during lunch. The
family shares fond memories of her doing her favorite things – living in retirement
in Estero Beach, Ensenada part time, dancing, drawing and painting, singing (you
could say a word and she could sing a song with that word in it – an amazing gift!),
fishing in Baja, bowling with friends, taking many trips around the world with her
husband, and spending precious time with her family. She is survived by her sister
Judy and David, daughter, Linda Kimzey, son John Hurlburt, Jr., daughter Jill, 7
grandchildren – Carlie Spears, Mike Kimzey, Cori Espelet, Mindy Meade, Bekah
Beatty, Jesse Hurlburt, and Kristin Casillas, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 nieces and
nephews. Vicki also treasured JoAnne (Wiley) Burns, her best friend for over 72
years. The family asks that donations be made in Vicki’s name to the Alzheimer’s