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Juancito Cemetery
Campo Indian Reservation, San Diego County, California

Contributed by Steve Paul Johnson [steve@cleardigitalmedia.com]. Recorded on February 13, 2000. Total records = 25.

Very picturesque, and well maintained indian cemetery. A total of 128 markers were counted, mostly wooden crosses, painted in either white, blue, or black. The paint on the wooden markers was not weather-worn, suggesting they had been repainted before. A large monument in the form of a cross stands in the middle. No grass, all dirt. Only 25 markers had inscriptions.

I saw no name for the cemetery. About 500ft past the cemetery, on the road, there is a sign pointing towards the cemetery with the words "Juancito Loop". The cemetery itself lies in the middle of this loop. Thus, I referred to it as "Juancito Cemetery". There is also a deep pond near the cemetery, with a dam, and a swinging rope for diving.

To reach the cemetery, take Interstate 8 to the Live Oak Springs exit. Proceed south on Old Hwy 80 until you reach the town of Live Oak Springs. Turn left on Royal Rd, heading towards the back of the community; the road turns into "Like Oak Trail". Continue on and you will cross over a cattle guard. Continue for about 4.2 miles and you will reach a fork, where the right fork leads to the Horse Camp, but you want to take the left fork. The road becomes dirt here. After 1.0 miles you will come to an intersection, do not turn, keep on this road. Another 1.0 miles you will pass by an old abandoned church with a new church next to it. Keep going straight for another 0.2 miles and you will see the cemetery on the left hand side.

- Steve Paul Johnson

Aswayo, Albert A, b. 1928, d. 1981, "Paris Mortuary"
Aswayo, Juanito, b. 1895, d. 1971
Aswayo, Larkin, b. 1873, d. 1960, "Father"
Bito, Frances Josephine, b. 24 Sep 1927, d. 11 Feb 1969
Choppo, Marie Manas, b. 1897, d. 1974
Cuero, Andrado, d. 6 Apr 1906
Cuero, J. B., d. 27 Jun 194?, At base of marker is inscribed, "6-9-49 MADI BY JNO WMS"
Cuero, John, b. 1904, d. 1978
Cuero, Marianna, b. 1905, d. 1978, "Our Beloved Aunt and Grandmother"
Cuero, Waldo Paul, b. 20 Aug 1920, d. 19 Aug 1967
Curo, Colestro
Guero, Capistrano, b. 1928, d. 1963
Hyde, Darlene Frances, b. 16 Feb 1960, d. 11 Apr 1985, "Daughter, Mother, Sister", There is a tin plate planted at the foot of this grave that shows the last name as "Willey", and indicates the mortuary as "Paris-Frederick Mortuary"
Hyde, Donna, b. 1954, d. 1999, "El Cajon Mortuary"
Hyde, George F., b. 1 Jan 1910, d. 21 Jun 1998, "Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Great-Great Grandfather"
Hyde, Harold James, b. 10 Oct 1956, d. 7 Oct 1984, "Husband and Son"
Journey, Victoria, b. 1936, d. 1972
Largo, Mary L., b. 1906, d. 1972
Largo, Melvin D., b. 1958, d. 1976
Lopez, Rosa, d. 4 Jul 1930
Nejo, Isabelle, b. 1906, d. 1971
Paipa, Alex Lee, b. 1947, d. 1974
Rios, Nelda Maria, b. 3 Nov 1925, d. 7 Jan 1997, "Cussie" - "Beloved Mother, Great Grandmother, Godmother, and Aunt"
Rios, Stanley F., b. 13 Nov 1914, d. 20 Mar 1992, "Tata" - "Beloved Husband, Godfather, Father"
Serrano, Josephine, b. 1927, d. 1970

 

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