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Sunday ROBERTS, Beverly "Bev" Of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2014 at home at the age of 88 with her caring husband of 62 years, Bill, by her side. Bev and Bill met on a blind date in Santa Barbara in August 1951 and were soon married in January 1952 where they remained to raise three boys. Bill and Bev volunteered for both the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1996 summer Olympics in ...
Sunday RICHMOND, Wilma Jane Wilma Jane Richmond passed away peacefully with her son Gary by her side on June 9th, 2014 in Eugene OR. Wilma was born on April 2nd, 1929 to William and Roberta (Harris) Albright in Denver CO and attended schools in the area. Wilma is survived by her sons Gary of San Francisco, Greg (Cindy) of Los Osos CA Chuck (Sabrina) of Albany OR, daughter Reyah Carlson of ...
Today OLIVERA, Elvira "Vera" A long time resident of Santa Barbara, CA died Sept. 20th, 2014 at 91 years of age. Born June 29, 1923 in Santa Barbara, CA to Manuel and Jobita Mendoza. She was a graduate of Santa Barbara High School and married Arthur Olivera, July 17, 1948. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Vera was predeceased by her loving husband of 61 years, Arthur Olivera and her beloved daughter, Gloria Olivera Munnemann. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Celia, Arthur, Richard. Survived by her sister, Hortencia Daly, nephew, Ray Daly, step son, Arthur Olivera, son in law, Adrian Munnemann. Memorial service and celebration of her life will be held 10am Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows, with a reception following at Encina Lodge on Bath St. A special thanks to Ray Daly, Jr. whom looked after Vera for several years following the passing of her husband. Gratitude to all of those whom loved and cared for Vera during her last years. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Sunday NOBLE, Mark Mitchell Mark Mitchell Noble, 67, of Santa Barbara, California, formerly of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, died, surrounded by loved ones, on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at Indiana University Medical Center while awaiting an organ transplant. Mark was an honor graduate of Grosse Pointe High School, MI. When Mark moved to Santa Barbara, he joined the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and ...
Today LOPEZ, Evelina "Linky" Ochoa •82, a lifetime Santa Barbara resident, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Serenity House from pancreatic cancer. She is the daughter Agapito and Rebecca Leon Del Rio Ochoa. The youngest of four children, Evelina attended Franklin Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School, Santa Barbara City College and UCSB. She taught Fifth grade at Aliso Elementary School in Carpenteria until her retirement. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Santa Barbara College of Law and studied at Oxford University. •Evelina is predeceased by her sisters Sally Clift and Mary Venegas and her brother Eddie Ochoa. She is also predeceased by her wonderful and loving husband, Julio. Together they shared their love and devotion of their Catholic faith, attending mass at The Old Mission and San Roque Church, supporting of the Cross of Peace in Santa Maria, joining rosary and prayer groups and watching EWTN. Evelina's travels included Medjuorje, Fatima, Lourdes, Italy and England. Evelina will be terribly missed by her family, Mark and Mary, Julie and Garrett, and her grandchildren, Ryan, Megan and her husband Shaun, John Taylor, Parker, Dylan and Miranda. She cherished her friendships with Brenda Andrade, Cindy Hogan (Feed My Sheep), Laureen Lewis, Esther Garland and all those who shared the journey throughout her life. A Rosary will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider on Thursday, October 2, at 4:00 PM, with a funeral mass at St. Barbara's Parish at the Old Mission, on Friday, October 3 at 11:00 AM. Graveside service at Calvary cemetery follows. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated in care the Aliso School Library Fund, Carpenteria Union School District, 1400 Linden Avenue, Carpenteria, CA 93103.
Today KOONCE, Wayne Dwight There is rejoicing and praise in Heaven once again - another child of God has come home. On September 26, 2014, Wayne Dwight Koonce ran into the arms of his Abba Father. As Wayne stands in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, his family and friends acknowledge that "though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us; we will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us." Wayne was born in Los Angeles in 1941 to Dwight and Grace Koonce; the middle of three brothers. He graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, after marrying Lois (Vanderberg) Koonce in 1962. He and Lois raised their children, Kevin and Gregory, and Colleen, with a life that was committed to excellence and serving his Lord, his family and his community. Wayne had a long and distinguished career as a banker in both Southern and Northern California, but more importantly was an elder, teacher and leader at Grace Church in Santa Barbara and Cornerstone Community Church in Auburn. Wayne is survived by his wife, Lois, his son and daughter-in-law Gregory and Laura Koonce, his daughter-in-law Halle Alvarez, his daughter and son-in-law Colleen and Patrick Simpson, eight grandchildren, and countless others who will always consider him to be a father, brother, and friend. A memorial service will be held at Cornerstone Community Church in Auburn on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wayne's name to Cornerstone Community Church.
Today JACQUEZ, Rosalinda •Of Santa Barbara passed away on the Morning of September 28th, 2014 to be with her Lord and savior. Mom was born on January 31st., 1962 to Manuel and Emily Jacquez. She was 52 years old. She is survived by her two sons; Reyes Jr., Michael, and grandson, Gabriel. Her sisters, Anna Jacquez - Garcia, Cecilia Jaquez - Lopez, and Lisa Jaquez - Quiroga. She is joining her brother, Manuel Mathew Jaquez in the great beyond and leaves many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. •Rosalinda attended Guadalupe School. She graduated form Bishop Diego High School and SBCC / Antioch University with a Masters degree in Psychology. She worked in several schools in the local area, but was steady at Cleveland School working with children. Mom loved her family and she was not afraid to admit it or show it. She loved Mike and I to death and sacrificed a lot for us. She was very close to her sisters, her parents, and her grandson. Even though Mom was not in the best of health through most of her life, she fought it with class and dignity. The disease she had was not kind and she was in pain 24/7, but she would never let you know that with her laugh and big smile. Mom was very giving. She lived a very modest life. She did not have much, but she would always offer what she had and there was plenty of love to with that. She was known to the family and friends for her cooking and cooking way too much!!! You could not leave Mom’s house without a belly ache because she would make sure you over ate before you left. Then she would "roll her famous eyes" and say, "I thought you said you were not hungry?" and walk outside to "have a puff." "Mom, we will never forget you, your laugh, your smile, and your hugs. We will always have a shot for you the day we lay you down but we will never say goodbye. Love you MomsÉ" A Rosary for Rosalinda will be held on Friday, October 3rd., 7:00pm with Mass, Saturday, October 4th., 10:00am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. To leave an online memory or condolence, please visit www.wrhsb.com. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Today HOWE, Elizabeth Kathryn "Lizzy" •23 of Burlingame California, passed away suddenly, ending her earthly struggles and finding peace at last as our angel. Lizzy was born in Walnut Creek, California on April 17th 1991 to Kathryn and Douglas Howe, becoming the precious little sister of Douglas Howe and Corey Howe. She attended St. Matthew's Episcopal School in San Mateo, Burlingame High School and the University of California at Santa Barbara. She most recently resided in Santa Monica, where she was pursuing her interests and continuing her education in the creative arts. Her dreams were big and her talents were many, including being an aspiring writer and artist, however her greatest gift was lighting up a room and sharing her enormous capacity to love with her many friends and family. Lizzy is survived by her parents Kathryn and Douglas Howe of Burlingame, brother Corey Howe , brother Douglas Howe, maternal grandparents Alice and Robert Mayo of Walnut Creek , paternal grandmother Evelyn Howe and grandfather Alan Wheeler of Santa Barbara, paternal aunts and uncles Brad Howe( Jill), Greg Howe, Cameron Ministri ( Peter) and maternal aunts and uncles Diana Weede (Robert), Allyson Mayo, Robert Mayo (Dawn) and cousins Allyson, Brittany, Robbie, Shayne, Rob, Clay, Matthew, Dillan, Mackenzie, Lochryn, Marshall, Jedrek, Matthew and Meghan and Matthew. She was predeceased by paternal grandfather John Marshall Howe. She leaves behind a host of friends, extended family and people who played important roles in her life including her cherished friends and confidants, Alonso and Chris. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 5th at St Paul's Episcopal Church and a reception for friends and family immediately following. Please join to love and support Lizzy's family and friends in joyous remembrance of her. She will never be forgotten. Arrangements by Crosby-N. Gray & Co., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617
Today HILLMAN, Richard Brace •Of Northridge, died at home of natural causes on September 17, 2014, at age 92. Born in Philadelphia on June 1, 1922 to Carl R. Hillman and Charlotte W. Foster, Dick attended Haverford High School, and then graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemical engineering. While at Cornell he was active in Sigma Nu fraternity, the yearbook and the student union. •Dick was quite fond of music and throughout much of his life he sang in choirs. As a boy he played the piano, the violin, and then baritone horn in both orchestra and band. Immediately after graduation from Cornell, Dick spent two years in the United States Naval Reserve, after which he joined Atlantic Refining Company (now ARCO). In 1948 Dick married Lois Elizabeth Manning, a marriage that would flourish for 66 years. When ARCO headquarters moved to New York in 1968 Dick remained in Philadelphia and commuted two hours each way for two years so as not to uproot his family. During this time he also served as president of the school board in his area. This was but one example, out of many, demonstrating the dedication Dick had to making a wonderful and happy life for his wife and children. There were countless happy times as a family playing games, vacationing at the shore, and going on road trips around the country. The family moved to Northridge in 1975 when ARCO headquarters relocated again. Dick retired in 1984 after 38 years of service. In retirement, he and Lois enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles, gardening and golfing. Dick, in his own words, was "a very good bridge player and a very ordinary golfer" but he loved them both. He was a talented writer of rhymes and maker of puns. They also spent many happy times entertaining friends at their second home in Wrightwood. Dick was predeceased by his sister Ruth in 2013. He is survived by his devoted wife Lois, son Kenneth Hillman (Kristy) of Oceanside, daughter Elizabeth Boscacci (Dennis) of Santa Barbara, grandchildren Kira and Kellen Hillman, and Geena and Karl Boscacci, as well as five nephews, Jim, Steve, Dick, Carl and Alan Bennett. The family would like to give special thanks to Aris Francisco and Michael Valerozo for the compassionate care and companionship they provided this past year. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills on October 17, 2014 at 11 o'clock.
Today GONZALES, Amelia M. Passed away Sept. 20, 2014 due to illness, leaving her two children Robert Gonzales, Christina Slate & 6 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother. May Mother rest in peace & Mother & Father be reunited. Always in our hearts & souls & never forgotten. Most wonderful Mother & Father forever. Love your Family.
Sunday DAVIS, Barbara Susannah Spencer October 19, 1919 - July 5, 2014 Barbara "Barby"Davis passed away quietly and peacefully in Santa Barbara, California. With loving memories she leaves behind her daughters Katherine Suzanne Schomer (Joe), Mary Elizabeth Spencer-Davis and Ann Margaret Escue (Ron), her grandchildren Robert James (Brenda), Spencer Schomer (Kristina), Elizabeth Escue, Philip Escue, Charles Spencer-Davis, ...
Today BARTRON, Mary Frances (Allison) •Mary Frances (Allison) Bartron, loving wife, mother, and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 100 years of age on September 4, 2014, at Vista del Monte Retirement Community. She was a long time resident of San Gabriel and more recently Santa Barbara, CA. She was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on April 3, 1914. •Mary Frances loved her tennis, golf, swimming and bridge playing well into her late 80s.•She was a voracious reader, detailing every book she read for over 50 years.•• •Mary Frances was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Terry Bartron.•She was also predeceased by her siblings, Chilton Allison and Kate Dockson.•She is survived by her sons Barry and his wife Kay, Jerry, and Kerry and his wife Lorie.•She is also survived by her two grand daughters and their husbands, Elisa and John Hills and Jenna and Quinten Beckmann; as well as two great grandchildren, John Hills, Jr. and Lila Hills. •A celebration of her life will be held October 5th.•