Malfrid L. Wassdahl

April 21, 1938January 13, 2013

Malfrid "Molly" Lovseth Wassdahl April 21, 1938 - January 13, 2013

Malfrid passed away peacefully in her home in Lemon Grove. Malfrid was born in Melhus, Norway and moved to the USA after marrying Easten Wassdahl in 1965. She is preceded in death on January 10, 1998, Easten Wassdahl of 33 years.

Malfrid was a homemaker that worked part-time at Lemon Grove Bakery for a number of years. Molly enjoyed reading, crosswords, Bingo and finding bargains when shopping. She was an avid animal lover and rallied for legislation to have greyhounds adopted after their racing career instead of being euthanized.

She is remembered for her dry sense of humor, being intelligent, thoughtful, gracious, kindly, generous in every way and respected and adored by many.

Malfrid is survived by her 3 daughters Astrid Holten (Roald), Lillian Towers (Bruce Byfield) and Michelle Horst (Keith). Her grandchildren Kristina, Magnus, Vanessa, Joseph (Laura), Simone and Camille; great grandchildren Klaire and Riley; brother Oddie Lovseth and sister Asborg Stromgren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA to honor her love of animals.

Per her request, there will be no formal service. Family will be present at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, where she will be placed with her husband, Easten.

Malfrid was much loved and will be greatly missed.


Malfrid L. Wassdahl

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January 28, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss; out thoughts are with you and your family. Molly was a great lady & will truly be missed.

Gustavo Zuniga

January 21, 2013

Camille, Michelle, Lillian, Astrid,Joe, Vanessa, and Simone: I have great sympathy for all of you folks and my prayers are for the Soul of Malfrid. It has taken some days for this to sink in. Malfrid and Curly were like parents to me. I have so so many memories, stories, and thoughts. I am so fortunate to of spoken with Malfrid days before she passed. We had a great conversation and spent time down memory lane. She was happy to hear from me and as sharp as always. She reminded me of my upcoming birthday and that it's also the same day as her mother's birthday.
I still imagine my next visit will involve her jokes and unique comments with that peculiar accent. I can't believe she is gone from this earth, but her and Curly's memories will live on and I will have have a place in my heart for both of them. My next few toasts will be to their memories. I love and miss them both. Finally, they are both together again.
God Bless,

Denise Wilder

January 19, 2013

Lillian, Astrid, and Michelle,
I have so many wonderful memories of your Mom and the years I spent hanging out at your house. A coffee pot always going on the stove, swedish meatballs, crepes with salt pork, her accent and ready smile. Remember the time she was so mad at us because when we were suppose to be watching the house Hans knocked over the Christmas tree! She made my teen years just that much better welcoming me into
your home. I hope you are all doing well. My heartfelt sympathy, Denni

Lydia Hollowell

January 18, 2013

Lillian, my family has known your family for so many years. We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mom and mom and I talking to you the other day on the phone was very special for us. My dad always called you, "Diamond Lill", and you have always been so kind to my parents and anyone I've been in Lidos with. May your mom be at peace, Lillian. Love, Barbara and Lydia Hollowell

Simone Ulstad

January 15, 2013

I am so so lucky and honored to be able to say this wonderful women was my grandmother, and because I never had the chance to meet my other grandma, she was my only. Words cannot describe the way I am feeling knowing I will never see her again or hear her crazy accent, knowing very few could understand what exactly she was saying. Heaven is lucky to gain an angel like her and I can rest peacefully knowing she is now in the arms of my grandpa and no longer in pain. I know she will be watching over all of us and I cannot wait until the day we see each other again. I love you grandma, you will always be in my heart!

Kim Newlander

January 15, 2013

So sorry for your loss! Your mom was a great lady!! I loved all the times I spent at her house talking to her and your dad!! I also loved when she made me beef stroganoff ! ;) Heaven has a new angel! And she will be with your dad! God Bless Michelle!!

Michelle Horst (Wassdahl-Zuniga)

January 15, 2013

Jeg elsker deg mamma. takk for alt. Kan du hvile i fred og gjenforenes med faren og resten av familien din. vi var velsignet for å ha deg i dette livet-MUAH fra Michelle ...I love you mom. thank you for everything. May you rest in peace and reunite with dad and the rest of your family. we were blessed to have you in this life- Muah from Michelle