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Sunday SOTTOSANTI, Marie Antoinette 1919 - 2014 Passed away 18 July 2014 in her sleep due to heart failure.Marie (Mary to her family), was born 19 Jan 1919 in Bronx, NY to Sebastian Sottosanti and Letizia Roncorti, the third of four children and only daughter. The family moved to Teaneck, NJ when she was 5.Prior to graduating from Teaneck High in 1936, she successfully avoided being coaxed into flying in the home-made glider built by her older brothers, Ray and Larry, due to concerns that it might stunt her growth.After graduation, Marie worked for the New York Sun newspaper for a few years prior to moving with her widowed mother to Hollywood in 1940.There, she studied Journalism and Creative Writing at Pasadena City College while working as the Executive Secretary to the Advertising Director of Wilson & Co. Marie accepted a position with Deverough Schools in Goleta and moved with her mother to Santa Barbara in 1958.Marie joined General Motors in 1961 where she was Exec Secretary to the R&D director.Marie considered the Lunar Rover Vehicle development program as the most exciting effort she supported at GM as it allowed her to meet many of the US Astronauts.She retired in 1981 and really got busy supporting various animal protection projects and volunteering at Cottage Hospital from 1991 thru 2010. Aunt Mary is survived by three nieces, four nephews and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Wed, 30 July, at 11:00.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be sentto Sarah House, 2612 Modoc Rd, S.B., 93105. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Sunday JACQUES, Patricia "Patty" Klingelsmith Also known affectionately as Mamasita and Tutu, 90, died peacefully surrounded by family and dedicated care providers at her home in San Rafael, California on July 7th, 2014. Born December 17, 1923 in Los Angeles, California to Clarence and Dorothy Klingelsmith, she lived in Fresno, Santa Barbara, Maui and San Francisco before settling in San Rafael. Patty took tremendous pride in being a member of the 'greatest generation' She enlisted in the Navy where she served as a Wave between 1942 and 1946, attended USC and Whittier College where she met and married the love of her life, Donald A. Jacques in 1948. Known for her quick wit, Patty was an avid reader, history buff and world traveler. She loved animals, playing golf, fishing, and Latin and Hawaiian music. On occasion she would wager-and rarely lose-a friendly bet on a sporting event. She seldom insisted on collecting her winnings. Patty regularly supported charitable efforts that benefitted animals and children. Patty is survived by her children Nanette Taylor and her husband Michael of Santa Monica, California and their children Alexandra (Taylor) Downing and her husband, John of Chicago, Illinois, and Leland Taylor of Davis, California; Mark Jacques and his wife Tami of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; and Christine Jacques and her partner, Jayne Salinger of San Rafael, California. Just days before passing, she learned from her grandchild Alexandra that she was about to become a great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her son Steven A. Jacques and his son, Alexander. Patty was interred in Santa Barbara Cemetery on July 14th. Memorial contributions are welcome to Guide Dogs for the Blind (San Rafael, California), Maui Memorial Medical Center, and The Navy League.
Sunday DEAN, Jayne Louise December 22, 1956 July 13, 2014 Jayne Louise Dean, 57, Palmetto, FL lost her three year courageous battle to cancer on July 13, 2014 at her home. Jayne was born on December 22, 1956 in Detroit, MI to her parents William Paul Brown and Ellen Jane Bidwell. She lived many places through out her life including Wisconsin, New York, Michigan and Arizona but spent the majority of her time in Santa Barbara, California. In December of 2013 she and her husband moved into their dream home in Palmetto, Florida. Jayne was a spiritual person, interested in genealogy and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved pottery and enjoyed searching for unique items as well as collecting and selling antiques. Jayne was an incredible artist and loved gardening, reading and gathering shells from the beach. You rarely saw her without a book in her hand. Jayne was quirky, intelligent, creative, funny, witty and beautiful and will be missed beyond words. She is survived by her loving husband Herbert Allen Dean, Jr of Palmetto, FL; her mother and step-father Ellen and Dennis Rasmussen and sister Nancy Paulinski (nephews Bryant and Mark) of Solvang, CA; three children: Jessica Rachel Demling (Keith) of Ronkonkoma, NY, Derik Justin Roy III (Thanh Le) of Huntington Beach, CA and Naomi Renee Roy of Reno, NV; four step-children: Tamara Katrina Herrick (Bryan) of Sedona, AZ, Clinton Adam Richards of Prescott, AZ, Danna Lee Mae Folkers (Bryan) of Urbandale, IA, and Brian Allen Dean of Glendale, CA. She has ten grandchildren whom she adored: Belle, Luke, Elijah, Magdalene, Liliana, Andrew, Brianna, Paul, Truman and Tate.