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David Fender

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David R. Fender
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Ancesters... The biography for David Robert (Rob) Fender. Born February 13, 1951, in Inglewood, California, USA. Born to David Warren Fender and Shirlie Elizabeth Fender (Wilton). Rob has three full siblings (Douglas Craig Fender, Donna Jeanne Fender ( Wright), Gary Allen Fender and four half siblings ( mom's side... Jeri-K Van Horn, Donld William Van Horn, dad's side... Michael Fender, Sharon Fender (married name)). As information is gathered, additional dates and places will be added for siblings.

David Warren Fender was born in Silverton, Colorado, 1922, and died of old age in 2016 (age 94+). His Father was Clayton George Fender of Genesee, Wisconsin. His Mother was MARY Louise McLean of Denver Colorado.

Clayton Fender (born ? - died ?). His Father was Acity C. Fender of Genesee, Wisconsin. His Mother was Mary Stuart (we think) of (not sure yet).

Mary Louise McLean (1892 - 1992). Her father was Samuel McLean of Ireland. Her mother was Maryanne McElvenny of Ireland.

Acity Fender (born, died). His father was Alexander Fender (1811 - ?) of Dundee, Scotland. His mother was Martha Stewart of Purssia.

Maryanne McElvenny (born, died). Her father was Thomas McElvenny of (place) and Sara Cargill of (we think Ireland... based on the fact that some present day (2018) relatives of same name live in Ireland).

Places for Rob... Rob was born in Los Angeles (Inglewood) California area. Moved to Bonita (San Diego area), California in 1956 (+/-). He grew up, through elementary school (Ella B. Allen) and 7th grade (Hilltop Junior High). His activities in those early years were with neighborhood kids, Little League Baseball, and AAU swimming. After Rob's parents divorced (around 1962+/-) he moved with his mother (Shirlie) and step father (Donald (Van) William Van Horn) to El Cajon (San Diego area), California. Rob attended Earl Warren Junior High (8th grade) and Granite Hills High School. He continued swimming in High School, achieving Varsity all four years. His teenage years were during the Vietnam war and the famous "Hippie" era. Rob embrassed the hippie movement (to a point) and ran with a group of guys who had a rock band (although he had no musical skills). During his Sophomore year (age 15) he met his future wife Judith (Judy) Mary Manckia of El Cajon and El Cajon High School (age 14) at the Saturday Night Dance. Married at age 19, still attending Grossmont Community College (for 6 plus years), studying Architecture and working as a draftsman, supporting Judy and their Irish Setter dog.

In 1975, his daughter Jessica Marie Fender (Ruvalcaba) was born.

In 1976, they packed up and moved to Phoenix, Arizona so Rob could attend Architecture School, at Arizona State University. After graduating from Architecture School in 1980, they moved back to La Jolla (San Diego area). Rob worked for a couple architects, getting his License to practice architecture in 1981. After bouncing around betwee different architecture firms, he opened, closed, and opened his own professional architecture practice. In 1983, Rob learned the AutoCAD drafting program, and quickly became one of the premier CADD operators in the San Diego area.

In 1986, Rob was recruited to teach AutoCAD at San Diego Mesa College. In 1989, he became a full time Professor, teaching Architecture and continue teaching until his retirement in 2016.

Some of Rob' s hobbies during the 1980"s included competitive sailing (Cal 20) and coaching his daughter's (Jessica) softball career (she eventually pitched at the college level for Hofstra University in New York and even pitched against the famous multi-Olympian Lisa Fernandez).

In 1985, while Sunday sailing off the coast of Mission Bay (San Diego area), Jessica asked mom and dad... "why don't I have any brothers or sisters?" Mom and dad looked at eacj other and said "he / she" didn't want anymore... both saying "that's not true". So, in 1986, Brandon Robert Fender was born and, not raising another only child (Jessica was by herself as only child for 11 years) in 1988, Bryce Warren Julian Fender (two middle names after middle names of his grand fathers) was born.

In 1986, out-growing Condo in La Jolla, family moved to Carmel Valley (north San Diego). Jessica attended Torrey Pines High School and the boys went to Solona Highlands elementary school. Not wanting the boys having to attend the highly competitive Torrey Pines High School, and be able to experience country living and associated freedom mom and dad had growing up, in 1998, the family moved to Julian, California (60 miles east of San Diego, up in mountains at 4500 feet... it snows there... yes in sunny Southern California). Being an architect, and forever wanting to build his own place, Rob and family designed and built their dream house. It took 3 years to complete, and shortly after completion, in the 2003, Southern California Cedar Fire (at the time... largest and most devastating fire in California history), the house burned down. Again, but for only two years, the family re-built the new house.

After 10 plus years in the new house, and the kids all moving out, finishing college, getting married (Jessica to Zak Ruvalcaba, Brandon to Robyn Spevacek, and Bryce to Allison Cauzza), it was time to build a new, smaller, one level house, still in Julian. So, in 2017, Rob and Judy moved to a larger (4 acres), treed property (didn't burn in 2003 Cedar fire), in Julian Estates (gated community).

It is now, 2018, and current history.


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