Born October 9, 1921 in Lawn, Texas, Don moved to the Imperial Valley with his parents Elzy and Ada Offill when he was two.
He graduated from El Centro High School and moved to San Diego in 1941 with his wife.
Don left the desert heat for the beaches of Mission Beach and later to Point Loma.
In conjunction with serving in the US Army in WWII and the Korean Conflict, Don was with the San Diego Police Department from 1943 thru 1960.
From 1961 until he retired Don was an independent driver for San Diego Mayflower and Bekins Van Lines.
Don was a member of the Elks Lodge #1812 and served as a Deacon at the El Cajon Presbyterian Church.
His greatest joy in life was caring for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a babysitter, chauffer, counselor, President of Bank of Pa Dad, and mentor he was a loving and proud Pa Dad to them all.
He is survived by his ex-wife Barbara Offill; daughter Judy Rosenow; son Jim Offill, and daughter-in-love Linda Barnett. Grandchildren Michele (Joe) Quihuis, Yvonne (Judy) Offill/Jackson, Lou Garcia, Cristine (Robert) Holmer, and Keri Arviso, great-grandchildren, Anthony, Alex, and Ashley Quibuis, Jacob, Zachary, Annie, and Sam Offill/Jackson.
After suffering a fatal heart attack, Don joined our Heavenly Father on March 28, 2004.
He will always be loved, appreciated, and missed by his family and numerous friends. Viewing April 1, at Erickson Anderson Mortuary in La Mesa from 6-8 p.m. Services April 2, at the First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon, 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Assoc.