The Hall of Fame was created in 1989 as part of Vista Heritage Week, to honor significant people and their achievements that have enriched Vista’s vibrant history. Currently, it features more than 60 members. Inductions were made in each of the next three years, ceasing in 1992 and starting again in 1995, at which time the Vista Historical Society received custody of the photographs. Upon completion of the Museum, the Historical Society began to display the Hall of Fame members' portraits in the museum.

From 1995-2008, new members of the Hall of Fame were chosen by the Historical Society during even-number years and inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Society’s annual meeting. A maximum of two people (married couples counting as one), living or deceased, are added every even-numbered year. In 2007, the Early Residents Division was added on odd-numbered years to posthumously honor persons who have died at least 20 years previously. Since 2016 both divisions have been added every year.

 

 

THOMAS J. ADAMS

THOMAS J. ADAMS
EARLY RESIDENTS 2016

 

HOWARD AMEND

HOWARD AMEND
REGULAR DIVISION 2012

 

JOHN BARRETT

JOHN & GENE BARRETT
EARLY RESIDENTS 2016

 

LEON BONE

LEON BONE
EARLY RESIDENTS 2013

 

RALPH T. BRENGLE

RALPH T. BRENGLE
EARLY RESIDENTS 2009

 

KATHY BROMBACHER

KATHY BROMBACHER
REGULAR DIVISION 2010

 

LINDEN R. BURZELL

LINDEN BURZELL
REGULAR DIVISION 2008

 

DOROTHY PAUL CAMPO

DOROTHY & PAUL CAMPO
REGULAR DIVISION 2016

 

DANIEL B. CARR

DANIEL B. CARR
REGULAR DIVISION 2016

 

OLIVER CLARK

OLIVER CLARK
REGULAR DIVISION 2010

 

JOHN COSH

JOHN M. COSH
REGULAR DIVISION 1989

 

MARJORIE COSH

MARJORIE COSH
REGULAR DIVISION 2016

 

CAVE COUTS

CAVE COUTS
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

 

IDA DAWSON

IDA DAWSON
REGULAR DIVISION 1989

 

ELVA DAWSON

ELVA DAWSON
REGULAR DIVISION 1998

 

FRANK DELPY

FRANK B. DELPY
EARLY RESIDENTS 2009

 

JULES MARIA DELPY

JULES & MARIA DELPY
REGULAR DIVISION 1995

 

HANS DOE

HANS DOE
REGULAR DIVISION 2002

 

HARRISON RUTH DOYLE

HARRISON & RUTH DOYLE
REGULAR DIVISION 1989

 

ANTONIO DURAN

TONY DURAN
EARLY RESIDENTS 2011

 

LUZ DURAN

LUZ DURAN
REGULAR DIVISION 1990

 

PAUL DIANE ECKERT

PAUL & DIANE ECKERT
REGULAR  DIVISION 2014

 

ROBERT ELSINGER

ROBERT ELSINGER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2013

 

BARNEY DONNA FIELDS

BARNEY & DONNA FIELDS
REGULAR DIVISION 2002

 

JOSEPH FOTHERINGHAM

JOSEPH FOTHERINGHAM
EARLY RESIDENTS  2007

 

JOHN A. FRAZIER

JOHN A. FRAZIER
EARLY RESIDENTS  2007

 

EDWIN G. HART

EDWIN GILES HART
EARLY RESIDENTS 2017

 

CHARLES HAUSLADEN

CHARLES HAUSLADEN
REGULAR  DIVISION 2010

 

NICK BESSIE HUNTALAS

NICK & BESSIE HUNTALAS
EARLY RESIDENTS 2011

 

MICHAEL IRVING

MICHAEL "MICKEY" IRVING
EARLY RESIDENTS 2011

 

NANCY B. JONES

NANCY B. JONES
REGULAR DIVISION 2017

 

GLORIA MCCLELLAN

GLORIA MCCLELLAN
REGULAR DIVISION 2004

 

JULIA ALEX MCDOUGALL

ALEX & JULIA MCDOUGALL 2017

 

BEATRICE FRANK MEYER

FRANK & BEE MEYER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2009

 

ORBEE MIHALEK

ORBEE MIHALEK
REGULAR DIVISION 1995

 

WELLS MILLER

WELLS MILLER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

 

CHARLOTTE MORGAN

CHARLOTTE MORGAN
EARLY RESIDENTS 2015

 

JOE MARY MOTTINO

JOE & MARY MOTTINO
REGULAR DIVISION 2012

 

CHARLES MULL

CHARLES MULL SR.
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

 

WILLIAM PECHSTEIN

WILLIAM PECHSTEIN
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

 

CARL PINAMONTI

CARL PINAMONTI
REGULAR DIVISION 2014

 

BOB MIRIAM POPE

BOB & MIRIAM POPE
REGULAR DIVISION 2000

 

JAMES PORTER

JAMES PORTER
REGULAR DIVISION 2004

 

BEULAH POST

BEULAH MOSS POST
REGULAR DIVISION 1991

 

TOM J. RAMOSS

TOM J. RAMOSS
EARLY RESIDENTS 2013

 

KARL PEGGY RAMSING

KARL & PEGGY RAMSING
REGULAR DIVISION 2017

 

BERNARD RAPPAPORT

BERNARD RAPPAPORT
REGULAR DIVISION 2014

 

MELVIN REMSBURG

MELVIN Z. REMSBURG
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

 

PATRICIA RICHARDSON

PATRICIA H. RICHARDSON
REGULAR DIVISION 2016

 

META ROYER

META ROYER
REGULAR DIVISION 1990

 

GEORGE EMILY SEXSMITH

GEO. & EMILY SEXSMITH
EARLY RESIDENTS 2011

 

ALAN SHADA

ALAN SHADA
REGULAR DIVISION 2000

 

MILE SHADLE

MILO SHADLE
REGULAR DIVISION 1992

 

ABE SHELHOUP

ABE SHELHOUP
EARLY RESIDENTS 2015

 

JOHN SLIVKOFF

JOHN SLIVKOFF
EARLY RESIDENTS 2013

 

JAMES SUTTON

JOHN SLIVKOFF
EARLY RESIDENTS 2015

 

WILLIAM TAYLOR

WILLIAM D. TAYLOR
REGULAR DIVISION 2012

 

RUSSELL MARGIE THIBODO

RUSS & MARGIE THIBODO
REGULAR DIVISION 1998

 

LLOYD D. TRACY
LLOYD D. TRACY
REGULAR DIVISION 1991

 

MORRIS VANCE

MORRIS VANCE
REGULAR DIVISION 2008

 

VELIA VILLASENOR TELLES

VELIA VILLASENOR-TELLES
REGULAR DIVISION 2016

 

 RICHARD VOUGHT

RICHARD E. VOUGHT
REGULAR DIVISION 2006

 

HARRY CORA WALKER

HARRY & CORA WALKER
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

 

WALTER WEIL

WALTER & ANASTASIA WEIL
EARLY RESIDENTS 2007

 

HOWARD WILLIAMS

HOWARD WILLIAMS
REGULAR DIVISION 2017

 

OLIVER K. WILLIAMSON

OLIVER WILLIAMSON
REGULAR 2006

 

DALE WOOD

DALE E. WOOD
EARLY RESIDENTS 2015

 

JC WYNNE

JC WYNNE
REGULAR DIVISION 2017

 

HAROLD YACKEY

HAROLD YACKEY
EARLY RESIDENTS 2015