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Today TERBELL, JR., Thomas Green •Died peacefully surrounded by love on April 14, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 77. •Tom was born on October 22, 1938, in New York City to Thomas Green Terbell and Louise Boone Peterson. He graduated from The Hotchkiss School in 1956, Stanford University in 1960, and Harvard Business School in1962. He had a storied career, first in the toy business with JackBuilt Toys, then in corporate banking with a hiatus when he took on the role of Director of the Pasadena Art Museum. •Tom and Melinda Farris were married from 1962 to 1972. From 1969-1971, Tom served as the Acting Director of the Pasadena Art Museum. During this time, he oversaw the construction of the building that now houses the Norton Simon Museum and presented several groundbreaking exhibitions by such artists as Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. In 1972, Tom married Yolanda Mezey. His career with Security Pacific National Bank enabled them to live•in many cities around the world, including Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Chicago, and San Francisco. He briefly retired to Vail, Colorado, but returned to finish his banking career with Mellon Bank in Los Angeles. Tom was a devoted family man. He enjoyed nothing as much as his family gathered around him in song. He will be remembered for his courage, his elegance, and his witty sense of humor. He was a generous man in all aspects of his life, especially as a patron of the arts. He was an excellent dominoes player and, above all else, a gentleman. He touched everyone he knew and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Yolanda Irene Terbell; his daughters with Melinda Farris Wortz: Lisa Terbell LaHorgue, Alison Terbell Nikitopoulos, and Jennifer Terbell Wisdom; his children with Yolanda: Heather Irene Terbell and Thomas Green Terbell III; his sister, Joan Terbell Knowles, his step-sisters Lynn Whittlesey, Elizabeth Cowles Taylor, and Marcia Cowles Dean; his step-brother John E. Gerli, Jr.; and thirteen grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 24th at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serenity House in Santa Barbara at http://www.vnhcsb.org/serenity-house/.
Today SCHULTZ, Susan Keefe May 21, 1922- April 26, 2016 •Sue Schultz passed peacefully at her home in Montecito, California early Tuesday, April 26th. She would have celebrated her 94th birthday next month. Sue had endured a progressive illness for the past several years with her trademark smile, unique internal and external strength, dignity, sound mind and continued interest in her friends, family and world events. •She is survived by her husband, Arthur W. Schultz who was devoted to her during their 28 years of marriage. Arthur diligently and lovingly cared for her at their home in Casa Dorinda. Sue was loving mother to Peter, Timothy, and Michael Barker and Beth Barker. Sue loved her eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her sister, Patty Keefe Hene of Atlanta, Ga., also survives Sue. Her dear friend Carmen De La Torre was completely devoted to her. Sue was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 21, 1922. She grew up in Glencoe, Illinois and attended New Trier High School in Winnetka. She was an athlete and a scholar. She attended Wells College in New York and later the University of Chicago where she earned a BA degree. She was a pioneer in the business world working in retailing in Chicago for Mandel Brothers Department Store. Sue married Norman Barker Jr. in 1946 and they had five children. In the 1950's they moved to California, living in Arcadia and Los Angeles. Norman was with the First Interstate Bank of California and Sue was an integral part of his career and ascension to CEO. In 1986 Sue relocated to Santa Barbara, making her home in Montecito. Two years later she and Arthur Schultz married and enjoyed their wonderful life together there with many friends, travel and golfing companions and Arthur's passion of collecting and writing. Sue and Arthur first met in college. Sue was a mother and a spouse beyond compare. She nurtured all, guided well and cared deeply for everyone in her life. She freely offered advice and a strong point of view. She was wise, caring and happy throughout her life. Indeed, remarkably she shined all the brighter in her twilight years. She will be missed by all and remembered for the difference she made in so many lives. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Sunday IMMEL, JR., Joseph Herbert Joseph Herbert Immel, Jr., died unexpectedly on April 2, 2016 after sudden cardiac arrest and a brief stay at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA. Joe was born October 28, 1952 in Rabat, Morocco. Joe is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Kephart Immel, and their children, Joseph Herbert Immel III and Eli Logan Immel.
Today BRAUN, Mary Ellen •Departed this life "painless, blameless, and peaceful" at her home on April 29, 2016, surrounded by her devoted husband of 62 years and her five sons. •Mary Ellen was born to Ernest and Mabel Risell on September 8, 1931 in Turlock, CA, the second of four children. After graduating from Turlock High School in 1949, she attended Modesto JC and then San Jose St., from which she graduated in 1953 with a degree in Elementary Education. •In 1951 Mary Ellen met her future husband, Jon, at Mt. Herman Christian Conference Center, located in the Santa Cruz mountains, where they were both on the summer staff. They were married in 1953 in San Jose, CA. From 1954 to 1970, they labored together in Christian youth ministry in Pasadena, Chicago, Minneapolis, Miami, Atlanta, Lake Arrowhead, CA and Leavenworth, WA as a result of their strong commitment to Christian service. In 1970 they settled in Goleta, CA where Mary Ellen taught in the Goleta Union School District until 1997. She primarily taught first and second grade at Kellogg and Ellwood elementary schools, where she was adored by hundreds of children over the years. Upon retirement in 1997, she and her husband moved to San Diego where they lived for 14 years, and she spent several years teaching at Evans School in La Jolla, CA. In 2011 they returned to Goleta to live near family. She is predeceased by her parents and her sister, Lorene Stevensen. She is survived by her sister Shirley Doerksen and her brother Charles Risell, her husband Jon, sons Daniel (Judy), Gary (Melissa), Timothy (Sue), Thomas (Wendy) and Peter. She also leaves behind 16 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren. Mary Ellen was a founding member of St. Athanasius Christian Orthodox Church in Goleta where services will be held. A viewing and Trisagion will be on Wednesday, May 4, at 7PM. The funeral will be Thursday, May 5, at 10AM.
Today ADOLPH, Lisbeth M. Lisbeth Marie Adolph, a resident of Sacramento area, passed away on March 20, 2016. She was born on September 24, 1949 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Elaine Manset and Jorgen Adolph. The Adolph family moved from Denmark to Santa Barbara in 1965. Lisbeth attended Bishop Garcia Diego and graduated from UC Berkeley with a Masters. She was fluent in French and Danish and traveled extensively in Europe. She was very proud of the family's Danish heritage and was very active in Scandinavian social clubs in Santa Barbara for a number of years. Lisbeth was married to Michael Betts in 1981 and they moved to Sunnyvale, CA where she worked as a commercial banker. Her second marriage was to Clay Nelson and they settled in Sacramento in 2000, where she continued with her career in banking until 2003. Lisbeth was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lilliane Felix of Grass Valley, CA. She was a doting aunt to her two nieces, Mindy Felix and Katrina Claussen. For many years she was a volunteer for the Placer SPCA and was also involved with the World Wildlife organization. She loved dogs especially Woody, Rocky, Zorro and Rosie. Lisbeth is survived by her sister, Michelle Claussen, her nieces Mindy and Katrina, relatives in Denmark, and many Manset family cousins and relatives living in the Santa Barbara area. A gravesite service will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 12:30 pm at Calvary Cemetery, 199 N. Hope Street, Santa Barbara.