Trinda Millan

Obituary of Trinda Dannette Millan

Trinda Dannette Millan (Lawson), 51, of San Diego died unexpectedly Jan. 15. Her family is shocked and deeply saddened. 

Trinda was born Feb. 5, 1970 to Carroll M. Lawson, III and Karyn D. Cleveland (Lawson) in National City. She attended San Diego Academy from kindergarten to 12th grade and La Sierra University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in education. After graduating, she taught English at Ekkamai International School in Bangkok, Thailand and then returned to the United States where she taught at Seventh-day Adventist schools in California. Trinda also enjoyed employment as a personal assistant with several companies in San Diego and Los Angeles. In any role she had, including in her personal life, she was passionate about helping others as well as always showed patience and kindness to anyone she met. 

When Trinda became a mother to her daughter, Aza May Millan, in 2008, her true joy and happiness was being Aza’s mom. Trinda loved to share her passion about music with Aza and her love of singing. 

Anyone who knew Trinda, knew she was the most loyal, caring, bubbly and loving person. She knew no stranger, making friends wherever she happened to be. She has left an indelible mark on the hearts of her family and friends, but most of all her Aza. There are no words to describe how much she will be missed. 

Trinda is predeceased by her father, Carroll, and survived by her daughter, Aza, her mother, Karyn, and her siblings: sister Tricia Seifert and brother-in-law Michael; brother Cary Lawson and sister-in-law Aly; sister Kelli Andersen and brother-in-law Dane; and brother Cody Lawson. 

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at La Mesa Seventh-Day Adventist church (4207 Spring Gardens Rd., La Mesa). The service will be livestreamed:


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