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This page features ending stories of District 4-L1 Lions 

Kay Welling


Lion Katherine "Kay" Welling passed away on Monday, July 7th. 

Lion Kay was the long-time secretary of the Boron Lions Club and the wife of the late PDG Jim Welling. 

 Kay served the club well and faithfully ever since women were accepted into Lionism, and for many years before that as a member of the "Ladies Auxiliary".

 A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 19th, at 2:00 pm, in the multi-purpose room at Boron High School, 26831 Prospect ST., in Boron. 

Stuart C. Sims, 
Pres., Boron Lions Club 

Peter Schellenbach


Lion Peter joined the Sunland-Tujunga club in September of 1953 and served as its president in 1956-57. He was active in many club activities, but he especially liked to be the Student Speaker Contest Chairman and/or Program Chairman. He served many years until his death as the Sight Conservation Chairman. He felt his greatest accomplishment in the Lions Club was spearheading two campaigns to establish and then enlarge the Lions Vision Clinic at MEND in the San Fernando Valley. 

Frank Wayland


  Frank Wayland passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at his home in Acton, Calif., with his family by his side on January 9, 2013.   

Frank was a 50 year member of Lions Club International in Lancaster and later transferred to the Acton Lions Club. He was District Governor of Multiple District 4-L1 1993-1994 and Student Speakers Contest Chairman. He was Lion of the Year, more than once, and a Melvin Jones Foundation Fellow.   

Born June 17, 1930, in Colchester, Illinois, Frank grew up there, where he went to Colchester High School. Frank lived in Lancaster for 46 years, Acton for 7 years.   

Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He received his B.S./Masters in Education from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.   

He was a 6th grade teacher in Galesburg, Illinois, 7th /8th grade teacher in Madera, Calif., and Lancaster, Calif. He was Principal/teacher in Lake Los Angeles, Calif.; and 8th grade teacher/principal in Acton, Calif., retiring in 1985. After his retirement he supervised student teachers at Chapman University, Lancaster, Calif.   

Frank served as 
  • a member of Antelope Valley Retired Teachers Association 
  • on board of Lancaster homeless shelter 
  • as a AV hospital volunteer 
  • as part of the Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Frank enjoyed golf, BBQing, photography, reading, movies and fishing. 

He’s survived by 
  • his wife of 57 years Lion Joann Wayland, 
  • two sons, 
  • four grandchildren .
  • three great-grandchildren 
  • one sister 
  • special sister-in-law Lion Nancy Overman of Tehachapi, Calif.  
Services were at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Calif., internment was at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, and friends and family celebrated his life at Antelope Valley University Ballroom on January 15, 2013.