Viola Fernsten, 99. ESCONDIDO ----- Viola J. Fernsten, 99, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000. Born in Starlake, Wis., she lived in Escondido. She was a teacher for 30 years before retired and a member of Eastern Star, White Shrine and the Retired Teacher's Association. Mrs. Fernsten is survived by her son, Patrick H. Fairbanks of Scramento; daughter Nancy F. Hartley of Escondido; sisters Pearly Anderson of Gig Harbor, Wash. and Vivian Morris of Scotts Valley; grandchildren Jerry, Kimberly, Susan, Gregory, Jeffrey, Heidi, Timonthy and Jennifer; and great-grandchildren Celeste and Benjamin. A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 23, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Solvang. Alhiser-Comer Mortuary handled local arrangements.