La Mesa Beautiful thanks the very generous (late) Mrs. Mary-Em Howard for her donations over the years. Her donations have allowed La Mesa Beautiful to plant commemorative trees in recognition of "Special Persons" who have contributed toward perpetuating the Mission of La Mesa Beautiful.


1997........Col. Robert C. Howard, USA

1998........Hamilton Beardsley

1999........Marie Mangan

2000........Officer George Sperry

2002........Robert Bichowsky

2004........Lu-Gray Hill

2006........Carol & Brice Lockwood


Memorial Trees donated and planted by La Mesa Beautiful include those for:

*John King, Charter Member-planted 1984 in MacArthur Park (Replaced in 1997 in Harry Griffen Park)

*Col. Bob Howard, Member-planted 1987 in MacArthur ParkCecile West, Charter Member-planted 1990 in Aztec Park

*Beverly Patty, Member-planted 1991 in Northmont Park (gift of LMB members & friends)

*Joseph R. West, Charter Member-planted 1991 in Aztec Park

*Harold L. Caulkins, Member-planted 1992 in Demonstration Garden/Fire Station#13

*William S Brown, Charter Member-planted 1993 in Harry Griffen Park

*Ruth Wordell, Co-Founder-planted 1994 in Harry Griffen Park

*Ray W. Fellows, Member-planted 1996 in green belt island bounded by University Ave., La Mesa Blvd., and Memorial Drive

*John "Ski" Mazalewski, Member-planted 1996 in Collier Park

*Malcolm T. "Mac" Wordell, Founder-planted 1996 in Harry Griffen Park

*Timothy Ray Ward, La Mesa resident and victim of September 11, 2001 tragedy-planted 2002 at Parkway Middle School

*Burl Wynne, Frank Birkenbach, and Vern Sweigard-planted 2004 at La Mesa Community Center

*Bob Bichowsky, Board Member for 28 years-placed a memorial bench in Memorial Park in 2010

*Warren Krenz, Member-planted 2011 in Harry Griffen Park






La Mesa Beautiful

P.O. Box 141

La Mesa CA  91944

Linda Morse, President