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Today WITTE, Kathleen F. •Kathleen F. Witte, 79, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away June 24, 2017 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She was born Nov. 9, 1937 to Catherine and Albert Halbing. She spent her career working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After retirement, Kay moved to Santa Barbara to enjoy the weather and many outdoor activities. •Kay is survived by her children, Elise Conlee and Eric Witte; granddaughter, Zoe Conlee; brother, Robert Halbing (wife Peggy); nieces Christine Thompson, Patty Moore (Larry Dodson), Christy Cardec, Michelle Floyd (Pete), nephews Roger Halbing ( Angie), Mike Moore, 8 great nieces, 7 great nephews and one great grandnephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Catherine and Albert, sister-in-law Nancy, nephew Scott, niece Cathy, and son-in-law, Evan. A burial will take place at 1 PM on Friday, June 30th at the Goleta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the American Lung Association ( or the Audubon Society ( After the funeral, an informal gathering will be held at 651 Avenida Pequena, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 in the Cathedral Oaks Village club house with light refreshments and all are welcome to join us there. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott Crockett Mortuary.
Sunday ROWLAND, Marcia Jane (nee Derby) Marcia Jane Rowland (nee Derby), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully at home in Goleta, California on June 13, 2017 surrounded by love and family. Marcia is survived by her loving husband Dick, her daughters - Sharon Verhasselt (Jim) of Goleta CA, and Cyndi Rowland (Nan Gutshall) of Logan UT; her grandchildren Richard Gephart (...
Sunday RIDGEWAY, Penny Penny Ridgeway, age 70, died peacefully on May 8, 2017, at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, California. Penny was an educator both by nature and profession. span> Penny requested that her obituary include a note saying, "Thank you Dear Friends in Santa Barbara, New York, Florida and Rhode Island for adding fun, inspiration and joyfulness to my life."
Sunday NIBLACK, Gena-Vera Pearl McQuiston Gena-Vera Pearl McQuiston Niblack passed away in her sleep on June 7th, 2017. At age 19, after her mother died, Gena-Vera left Kansas to seek the free higher education California then offered. In Los Angeles she met and married Herman McClure Niblack, of Wheatland, Indiana.
Sunday LUNDY III, A. L. A. L. "Scrap" Lundy III passed away at Mission Terrace, Santa Barbara, CA on June 15, 2017. In 1957 Scrap graduated from Culver Military Academy and entered Marquette University. Scrap served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966 performing EOD diving and related work.
Today LOGAN, Ronald O. Ronald O. Logan (Papa) É passed away peacefully at home on Sunday June 25th, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. Papa loved his family dearly and will be missed greatly. We are grateful he is now at peace. Services will be held at Calvary cemetery, Fri. June 30th @ 11 am. Please visit McDermott Crockett Web site for more info.
Today LAXALT, Candy Candy Laxalt passed away on June 11, 2017 at the age of 62 at her home in Buellton, California after a long struggle with health issues. She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Porter, her son-in-law, Cameron Porter, and her two grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Adalyn. Candy was born and raised in Susanville, California by parents Todd & Jacquelyn (Bell) Fountain. She met her future soul mate and husband, John Laxalt in the 2nd grade. They shared a long happy marriage of 35 years until his tragic passing due to cancer in 2008. Candy loved computers and gadgets, her numerous craft projects, and traveling to new places. She has a beautiful soul. Candy exuded caring, friendship and love. Everyone she met felt it immediately. She will truly be missed, always in our hearts, and never forgotten. Her family will be spreading her remains privately. Candy's facebook page is a digital memorial for every one to share thoughts, memories and pictures. Feel free to contact her daughter, Jessi Porter through facebook or at Candy would be honored if any donations are made in her honor to breast cancer research or St. Judes.
Today JESCHKE, Erika •Erika Jeschke age 76 passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on the afternoon of June 23, 2017. Erika was born September 30, 1941 in Germany. To Wilhelm and Barbara Stephan, the second of four children. •She grew up in a small city Memmingen, Bavaria Germany, graduating from Volksschule. After attending nursing school, she worked in a hospital for one year. Erika then left for Los Angeles, CA in 1966. She worked as an au pair for a year while attending Santa Monica College; she graduated and went on to be a bookkeeper. Erika met Winand Jeschke in a German Baptist Church in Highland Park, CA. She was asked several times to go out on a date and kept refusing but finally accepting the date from Winand. They went on a chaperoned date and then got married six months later, on May 12, 1973. Erika and her husband started building a business, managing apartments in Santa Barbara, where they worked together providing homes for the community and making friends. Finally moving to Santa Barbara in 1981 living in several places and making the Riviera their final home. Erika's, life was filled with quiet but deep faith and nurtured by enjoying nature and life that surrounded her; she loved walks, healthy food, gardening and made a point to share her garden with others in the neighborhood, always giving to those who were less fortunate than others. She was always contributing to non-profits to support their causes. Erika loved playing the piano, even when cleaning the house, she would ask Winand to sit down, and she would play for him so he can enjoy a private concerto. Erika leaves behind a large family who will miss her compassion for life and the beautiful things God has given her. Her husband Winand of 84, one close sister Rosie Baeuerle, two brothers Georg Stephan, Wilhelm Stephan and two nieces and two nephews. Erika will be missed by all who loved and knew her. Rather than flowers, Erika requested that you please send a donation to The Rescue Mission 535 E. Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 or Memorial Services will be 10:30 AM at Cambridge Drive Community Church 550 Cambridge Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 Phone # 805-964-0436
Today GARCIA, Maria Guadalupe Favela •Maria Guadalupe "Lupe" Favela Garcia passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of June 25, 2017 at the age of 74. Lupe was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. on May 24, 1943. She was the youngest child born to Francisco and Cruz Favela. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1961. At age 14 she met the love of her life, Alfonso (Poyo) Garcia, and married him four years later. Soon after they moved to Carpinteria where she enjoyed the rest of her life. She and Alfonso were married for 56 years. •Lupe is survived by her husband Alfonso Garcia; her three children, daughters Lisa Burch (Beldon) and Anita Garcia and her son, Salvador Garcia; her four granddaughters, Giana Miller (Andrew), Leanna Cox (Seth), Breanna Wilcox and Deanna Rodriguez (Anthony); and her great grandson, Henry Miller. She was preceded in death by her youngest child, Trinidad Garcia. Lupe was devoted to God. Her faith was unwavering; she was our pray warrior. She also deeply loved her family and cherished every moment with them. She loved watching the Dodgers with her husband, knitting, classical movies and going through old yearbooks and reminiscing about the good old days. Lupe was a marvelous cook and a great host. Her house always had an open-door policy where she would serve countless bowls of her famous menudo. Her hospitality always brought both family and friends together. She will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Carpinteria Cemetery.
Sunday DELL, Carol Victoria Carol Victoria Dell, 71, died June 10, 2017 at her home after a long illness. Survivors include her husband, John Dell; two sons, Graham Dell of Santa Barbara and Peter Dell, M.D., of Culver City; three grandsons, Evan, Travis and Zack Dell, all of Santa Barbara; two sisters, Wendy Gallagher of California Valley, and Merle Fry of Los Osos; a nephew, John Gallagher of Portland, Oregon, currently...
Sunday CUTTER, Louise Hruska Louise Hruska Cutter was born in San Francisco, CA on May 27th, 1944, to Silvia and Nicholas Hruska. Louise loved music and dancing, gardening, animals, being outside, but most of all her family. Please send any contributions to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 697, Windsor, CO 80550.
Sunday CATHERINA, Howard P. Howard passed away in Las Vegas, NV, on May 30, 2017, with his daughter, Jessica, at his side following a six-month illness. Howard loved tinkering with engines and making things "go better and faster." The family wishes to thank Howard's friends who took the time to visit him during his final illness.
Sunday BROKASKI, Pauline Pauline "Boni" Brokaski, an avid backpacker and life adventurer, passed away on April 15, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California after a lengthy illness. She was 77. Boni was passionate about life, and eager for new experiences and adventure. Boni was a huge patron of the Arts, and loved classical music, ballet and theatre.