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Sunday SIMMONS, Dorothy Dorothy passed away peacefully at Atria Senior Living in Grass Valley on June 12, 2015.She was 94 years old. She was born and raised in Iowa and moved to Chicago as a young woman.In 1940 she married and proceeded to have 6 children (5 boys and 1 girl). All in all, she had a long and fruitful life.
Sunday SCHLOSSER, Norma 9/20/1936 to 6/9/2015 Norma Schlosser passed away peacefully at Serenity House on June 9, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was a dedicated volunteer as a docent at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, a counselor at the Center for Successful Aging, and a volunteer at the California Highway Patrol. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett ...
Sunday RIEL, Martha Shore 1/24/1919 5/31/2015 Martha Jean Shore changed her family forever when she arrived at their home in rural Coats, Kansas, January 24, 1919. Following her father's death when she was three, Martha and family moved to a log house near Cody, Wyoming, to homestead. Her son, Tony, and her four older brothers predeceased Martha.
Today ISAACSON, Esther Marie Dec. 28, 1912-May 25, 2014 With the passing of Esther Isaacson at age 102, the Santa Barbara County ranching community has lost a living link to its history. Esther died at home on Rancho El Chorro, east of Lompoc, where she had lived since arriving as a bride in 1939. She was the second child born in Solvang, where her parents, Anton and Karen Ibsen had helped to establish the Danish community in 1910. Anton Ibsen built numerous buildings in the town and surrounding valley before his untimely death when Esther was a young child. She went on to earn a teaching credential from Santa Barbara State College, and taught at the Solvang Grammar School. She met her husband, Baine Isaacson, a cattle rancher, at a dance in Los Olivos. The couple raised three boys, Deming, Bill, and Bob, on the ranch. Esther remembered when the first telephone was put in, and several ranches shared the same line. All her life, she kept phone conversations brief, scarcely saying goodbye before hanging up. During World War II, Baine served as a lookout for Japanese planes along the local coast, and the couple put up the mandatory blackout curtains each night at the ranch house. After Baine's death in 1973, Esther traveled extensively. At home on El Chorro, she enjoyed reading, gardening, and hosting kite-flying parties and memorable children's treasure hunts. She was preceded in death by her son Bob, and daughters-in-law Katherine and Karen. She leaves behind two sons, Deming and Bill, daughter-in-law Sally, six grandchildren: Tyler, Copeland, John, Tom, Holly and Katie Isaacson, and nine great-grandchildren. Several generations of the family continue to reside on El Chorro. The family is very grateful to Esther's devoted caregivers. Details of a memorial celebration will be announced later. Donations in Esther's memory may be made to the Wildling Art Museum, 1511B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463.
Sunday HIROMERIDES, Lilianne (Cabioch) Our dear Lilianne ' LiLi ' Hiromerides (Cabioch) passed away to be with her Angels on May 28, 2015, at Sarah House in the presence of her son, Philip, and her daughter-in-law, Pamela. She left surviving her husband, Omiros Hiromerides of the Island of Cyprus; her sons Alex Hiromerides also of Cyprus and Philip Hiromerides of Goleta; his wife Pamela; granddaughters Fiona Hiromerides and Sarah Maxwell; grandson ...
Sunday FENSKE, Paul 1939-2015 Paul Albert Fenske, born October 16, 1939, in Worthington, Minnesota to Elmer Fenske and Eileen Siemonsma Fenske, passed away on June 16 , 2015 from complications of longstanding health issues. Paul grew up in rural Minnesota and Iowa and moved with his parents to Santa Barbara in 1956. In the 1970's Paul helped in the formation of Cub ...
Sunday EASTERBROOK, Thomas Joseph July 9, 1957-June 21, 2015 On Sunday June 21 our beloved Son, Husband, Brother, and Father passed from this world. Tom is survived by his mother Joan Harrison Easterbrook, his wife Selsy Easterbrook, and his children Robert Easterbrook, Jim Easterbrook and Kaitlyn Easterbrook. Tom experienced an eventful life.
Sunday DAVIS, Barbara L. (Hall) April 4, 1940 June 1, 2015 Barbara Davis passed away on June 1 in Barcelona, Spain, while on a Mediterranean cruise with Glenn R. Davis, her husband of 28 years. A special thank you is being extended to Barbaras caregivers at Cottage Hospital and Hospital del Mar in Barcelona and to doctors West, Alton, Watson, Kupperman and Woliver of Santa Barbara.
Sunday COOPER, Mary Alice Passed away June 18, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Born May 23, 1926 in Santa Barbara, Mary Alice was primarily a life long Santa Barbara resident with brief residential interludes in Hawaii and northern California. Mary Alice's ashes will be interned at a public ceremony July 1 at 12 noon at the Santa Barbara Cemetery followed by a 1 pm reception at Valle Verde's Santa Barbara room.
Sunday BISHOP, Adele A. Adele passed away on May 7, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 15, 1941 in Santa Barbara, CA. Adele is survived by her Mother Dorothy Patarak (Mike), brother Don Alvarado (Beverly), sister Lea Alvarado, husband John Bishop, daughter Debbie Niday (Pat), daughter Kari Esau, grand daughter Jaime Carlisle, grand daughter Shelby Niday, and great ...