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Sunday WRIGHT, William W. 77, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2015. He is survived by his two daughters and his 4 grandchildren, which is Suzan Worhacz and her husband Dr. Richard Worhacz and their two children Kellen and Maryn. He is also survived by his daughter Deborah Lapora and her husband Scott Lapora and their two children Makayla and Mason as well.
Sunday SUTTON, Mary L. 6/13/1932 5/10/2015 It is sad to announce the passing of Mary L. Sutton on Mother's Day, May 10, shortly after visiting with her son, daughter and son-in-law. Mary was born June 13, 1932, in Portageville, Mo., and grew up in Mount Clemens, Mich. Shortly after graduating college, she and Leonard moved to Santa Barbara, where she began her ...
Sunday PILGRIM, Ellis Passed away peacefully on May 9, 2015 with the love of his life, Inez, at his bedside at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, CA. Ellis was born on March 13, 1926 to Bertha and Thomas Pilgrim in Lancashire, England. A memorial service will be held at Maravilla Senior Living Community at a later date.
Today PARADISE, Doris "Cathy" Evangeline October 26, 1913 - April 21, 2015 •Doris "Cathy" Paradise passed away peacefully after 101 years of life on April 21, 2015. Cathy was surrounded by those who loved her dearly, still possessing her sweetness and sharp-wit even in her final days. •Doris Evangeline Mason was born on•October 26, 1913, the eldest of three children born to Aldea E. (Petrin) Mason and Eugene F. Mason.•She was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Greenfield High School.•In 1934 she married Francis J. Faille and was mother to their two children, Sr. Barbara A. Faille, SSJ, and Atty Richard F. Faille. In 1959, Doris traveled west with Oliver William (Bill) Paradise, ultimately settling in California. Doris worked as a secretary at General Electric in Los Angeles, where upon learning of another "Doris" working in the same department, she decided she would go by "Cathy". Ever since, her West Coast friends all knew her as Cathy. Cathy and Bill moved to Santa Barbara in 1963 where she worked as a medical transcriptionist at Santa Barbara General Hospital. Cathy loved working as a curator for the Karpeles Manuscript Library when it opened in Santa Barbara. She worked for five years establishing the procedures and practices for the library. In 1997 Cathy met Wendy Landeros and became dear friends. Cathy held her two "grand-babies" on the days they came home from the hospital. Layla (15) and Lily (11) Landeros held a very special place in Cathy’s heart. "Grandma Cathy" quickly became part of the family and they cared for and loved each other deeply for the rest of her life. Cathy had a sharp mind and wonderful sense of humor. She did her cross word puzzles and read her newspaper every day. She would always have a joke to tell if things ever got too serious. She was a loyal member of Holy Cross Church in Santa Barbara. She served as a Eucharistic Minister administering the sacraments to those who were ill or unable to attend mass. Doris was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Oliver William Paradise, her brother, Eugene F. Mason, and her son, Richard F.•Faille. Cathy is survived by her sister, June E. (Mason) Flannery of Springfield, MA, her daughter, Sr. Barbara Faille of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA, two grandchildren, Nicole and Justin Faille, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also blessed with the love of the Landeros Family (Wendy, Jose, Layla and Lily) and the many people in Santa Barbara whose lives she touched. The funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 25th at 10:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1740 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara with a reception to follow.
Today MICKO, Edythe Yvonne (Whipple) Passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 in San Jose, California. She was born on Dec. 2, 1923 in Santa Barbara, where she was raised. As a child, Yvonne loved horses, camping, picnicking and swimming. She won numerous ocean races in her teens. She attended Santa Barbara High School ('41) where she formed special friendships with 12 young women. They formed a club known as the "DYD's" (Dancing Young Damsels) which resulted in lifelong bonds. She studied at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara ('47) where she was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Arts. One of her favorite college memories was the campus wide party when CAL beat Stanford in her freshman year. Later, Yvonne earned a teaching credential and taught in elementary schools for 20 years. Yvonne married James John Micko in Santa Barbara on September 1, 1947. Yvonne was a dreamer and wanted to do everything and do it well. She was a nature lover and an avid birder. Her travels took her to remote and exotic locations in pursuit of various species. She enjoyed the outdoors whether in the mountains at the ocean or in the desert. She belonged to hiking clubs and took numerous backpacking trips. Yvonne was an accomplished tennis player and enjoyed bike riding and swimming. She was an avid gardener, reader and a great cook. She supported animal rights and wildlife conservation organizations. She is survived by her three sons Douglas, Eric, and Jeffrey, his wife Jennie and their three children Glenn, Andrew, and Steven. Services will be held Friday May 29, 11AM at Santa Teresa Church in San Jose.
Sunday McINTOSH, Dan R. 11-20-1926 - 4-11-2015 US Navy Veteran He is survived by his daughters Robin Whittemore, Lynda Meraviglia, son-in-law Charlie, grand children Austin, Charlyna, and brother Rudy and his wife June McIntosh. Dan was a loving and devoted father and husband. A memorial service will be held at Alice Keck Park in Santa Barbara on May 24th at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday MARLOW, Esther Carol Henderson Esther is one person who actually lived her dreams. She attended Santa Barbara State College on the Riveria and earned her teaching degree. Dennis, Esther and daughter Jan moved to Santa Barbara and then through the years the family increased to include sons David and Brian.
Sunday HERNANDEZ-SIBAYAN, Isabel Luna The education community, friends & family are mourning the loss of longtime educator Isabel Hernandez-Sibayan. A "Celebration of Life" potluck/picnic remembering Isabel will be on Sunday, May 24 at Chase Palm Park starting at 2:00 followed by a Memorial Service at 5:00...
Sunday GYESKO, Lee Lee was born in Budapest Hungary May 22, 1935. Lee is survived by his wife Wilma, son Dennis Kraft, daughter -in-law Connie, son Chris Kraft, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and by close and life long friends. We thank Dr. M. Bernstein of Sansum Clinic for the love and care of many years and nurse Alex.
Sunday DAHL, May-Margaret "Pam" Pam passed away on April 23, 2015 following a stroke the day prior. Besides being a wife and mother, Pam was a School Psychologist. She is survived by her son, Richard Douglas Wright (Linda) of Indio, CA and daughter, Kimberley Fatch (Bob) of Santa Barbara and her six grandsons Chris, Geoff and James Wright and Casey, Connor and Riley Fatch.
Sunday CLARK, Frank M. (1939-2015) Frank was born in Santa Barbara after his father left New York in 1928 headed for California. In his later years he rekindled a childhood interest of constructing model airplanes and served as president of Santa Barbara Radio Control Modelers. Frank's greatest asset was his ability to bring joy to the lives of others with his ...
Today BARBOSA, Jovita C. 2/15/1931-5/15/15 Jovita Barbara passed away peacefully on Friday 5/15/15. She is survived by her daughter, Josephine Miller (Lawrence); son, Charles (Linda) and the loves of her life, her grandsons Anton and Edmond Almqvist. Jovita was born in the Philippines, and her husband was in the U.S. Army. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1961 after his retirement from the service. She worked for Applied Magnetics as an assembler for 20 years before her retirement. She was active in the Filipino community for many years and found joy in participating and attending many of their events. The viewing will be held from 11 a.m.-12 noon at Welch-Ryce-Haider, on Friday 5/22/15, 15 E. Sola Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. At 1:00 p.m. graveside service by Father Ludo DeClippel CJ, pastor from Holy Cross Catholic Church, will be held at Calvary Cemetary, 199 N. Hope Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary. Our family will miss her very much as she was loved by all of us.