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Today ULRICH, Lillian Grace Born November 24, 1923 on the family farm in the middle of nowhere near Lansford, North Dakota. She moved to the Golden State as soon as she could escape and has spent most of her life in the warm Santa Barbara climate. She met the love of her life here, Donald Ulrich and raised four boys who survive her; Tim, John, Tom, Gary and their wives whom she always cherished and referred to as her daughters, Autumn, Susan, Kat and Penny. Lil was much loved by her sons and their families. She always demonstrated generosity, forgiveness, an incredibly strong work ethnic and a spirit of volunteering. She stayed active in ballroom dancing, gardening and shopping. Her happiness and joy were infectious. All lucky enough to have known her will always remember her smile and laugh. After a busy week she went to bed Sunday night April 13th, 2014 and passed away while dreaming. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lilly, Max, Cortnie, Ashley, Don, Allie, James, Brett, Brian; great grandchildren, Kade and Riley; her sister Evelyn and many nieces and friends. A memorial will be held at the Villa Santa Barbara, 227 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 on Saturday, April 19th at 1pm. Since Lil never met a dessert she didn’t like, dessert and refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Braille Institute, 2031 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3895; Tel: 805 898.8301
Sunday THOMPSON, Michael Dr. Michael W. Thompson passed away peacefully at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara on March 27, 2014. Mike was born on January 28th, 1960 in Santa Paula, CA. Dr. Thompson was a member in good standing with The American Dental Association, The California Dental Association, and The Santa Barbara Dental Society.
Sunday PHILLIPS, Mark Patrick 48, of Santa Barbara took his own life on March 25, 2014. He was born to James Patrick (Pat) and Linda Brougher Phillips on May 17, 1965 in Portland, OR. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Phillips' Boys Scholarship Fund, c/o Montecito Bank and Trust at 1106 Coast Village Road, Ste.
Today NICHOLS, Andrew •Andrew Nichols (Andras Miklos) born on June 20, 1914, passed way of natural causes in the early morning of April 13, 2014. He died as he lived, with peace and happiness, and getting ready for whatever the new day would offer. He was 99 years old. •He was born just three months before the beginning of the First World War to Ethel Sicherman and Zoltan Miklos, in the village of Ungvar at the base of the Carpathian Mountains in Hungary where his family lived for countless generations. Known as ‘Bandi’ to many, in his nearly 100 years Andrew lived an epic journey. He grew up playing in the forests and fishing the river near Ungvar, and in his young adulthood was arrested as a socialist organizer. Andrew attended law school at Karlova (Charles) University in Prague, Czechoslovakia and in 1936, he was just a week away from graduating when forced to flee the Nazi invasion, thus becoming a war refugee. Conscripted into the British Army, he served throughout many war zones from Europe to India until the end of the war. During his life Andrew became fluent in 5 languages and spoke another four. He immigrated to the United States and later become a citizen. Andrew was a very gentle person, quick to tell a joke, eat chocolate, and to identify with and encourage any underdog. As much as he knew terrible tragedy, including the death of almost his entire family in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Mauthausen during WWII, Andrew always focused on enjoying life's simple pleasures like attending the Music Academy of the West, telling of his many adventures or visiting with family and friends. He always tried to find a way to see the positive in people and opportunities, often overlooking weaknesses in others. Honored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, Andrew's story is featured in their permanent exhibit, Portraits of Survival: Life Journeys During the Holocaust & Beyond. He is survived and will be dearly missed by Evelyn, his wife of 30 years; daughter Tia and son-in-law Chris and granddaughter, Chisa; daughter Sheri and grandson Paul, his wife Terren and great-grandson Miles; step-daughter Wendy and her husband Mark; step-son Andy and his wife Nancy; niece Martha and her husband Peter, and great-niece Maddy; niece Sari and family; nephew Roberto, his wife Lucia and the Lukac family, and many friends throughout the world. In addition to his parents Zoltan and Ethel, and beloved aunt Mariska, Andrew was preceded in death by his brother Paul, sister Elizabeth Lukac, his cherished cousin/sister Madga, and the many family members and ancestors who eagerly await him in the Spirit World. A memorial viewing will take place at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel at 2020 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, California, on April 17, 2014 from 3pm - 5pm. A celebration of his amazing life will take place in June. In recognition of his legacy and generosity, donations may be sent to the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, the Music Academy of the West, and/or the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary
Today KRONEN, Beth •n e Elizabeth Marie Riley, died peacefully Tuesday evening April 8th 2014 at sunset. Born in Port Washington, NY July 14, 1925, Beth grew up in Great Neck and then graduated from Vassar College in 1946. She worked in New York City as a model and later in the travel department at Carrier Corporation where she met the adventurous & wonderful love of her life, John "Jack" Kronen. Jack & Beth married in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 1955 where they started a family - Jack Jr, Ann & Dave. Tom joined the family soon after their move to Mexico City. They eventually settled their young family in Santa Barbara in 1963 where Beth helped Jack with his business as a lumber broker and introduced their children to a wide variety of sports, music lessons, a horse in the backyard, back-packing in the Sierras, ski trips to Mammoth, and many wonderful family camping trips across the western states in the family station wagon. Sailing on the Pachu, picnic dinners with a close circle of friends at Hope Ranch Beach as well as tennis games & bridge games at Birnam Wood Country Club added immeasurably to their lives. Beth was also an active & long time member of the Vassar Club of SB, the Garden Club and the Tick Tapers investment group. She is pre-deceased by her beloved husband Jack Kronen in 1998, her sister Dorothy Ann O'Reilly in 2010 and survived by her adored brother J. Gregory Riley & his wife Carol of Lloyd's Neck, NY, in addition to her loving children, Jack & his wife Sue of Honolulu, HI, Ann of Malibu, CA, David & his wife Laura, of SB, and Tom & his wife Tammy of SB, & her nieces Pamela Gilbert of SB, Alix Rosenberg of Sunny Isles, FL, Elizabeth Bressel of Locust Valley, NY & Caitlyn Wardell of New York City and their families. Her joy was the frequent company of her 7 grandchildren - Greg, Steven, John Henry, Elsa, Sam, Claire and Cable and her great niece Alexandra. They embody her lively intelligence, her strong character and her love of life. She will be greatly missed. Her family wishes to thank the wonderful & thoughtful care she received at Casa Dorinda at the end of her journey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Friendship Paddle, 920 Garden Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or The Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation/Casa Dorinda, 2253 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Memorial Services are at 2:00 PM Friday April 18 at the chapel at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, SB, CA; immediately followed by a reception at Casa Dorinda's oak-shaded outdoor tea gardens (The Park).
Today HEMBREE, Christine Ann •Beloved Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully in her home early morning Saturday, April 12th, 2014 with her daughters by her side at the age of 61. Christine "Chris" was born in Schenectady, NY on October 10th, 1952 to Frank and Shirley Clark. Moving to Santa Barbara at the age of seven, she graduated from local schools. Christine married Loyd Hembree in 1975 and they had two daughters. •Chris, devoted Mother and hands on Grandmother spent most of her free time spoiling her grand kids. Chris loved the outdoors and would often be found waterskiing at the lake, horseback riding with friends, sitting by the pool, crafting, jewelry making, and spending time with her dog. As a loving, compassionate woman, you would always find her putting others first. Christine's courage and will to fight will have an everlasting legacy to those around her. She will always be remembered for her selflessness, passion for life, and love she shared. Christine is survived by her two daughters Jamie (Rigoberto) Martinez and Denise (Robert) Lopez, Mother Shirley Clark, brother Kent Clark, and six grandchildren Emily, Arrianna, Lily, Adeline, Oscar, and Kaiden. We are thankful for the loving care she received from Dr. Priti Gagneja and Laura Haywood from Hospice. Services will be held on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel, with interment to follow. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary
Sunday GUSSENHOVEN, Beverly Duann Our darling Duann, 88, of Goleta, passed away on March 30th, 2014. Duann was preceded in death by her love, Dale Nelson. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter and son in law, Kathleen and Terry Manning; daughter and son in law, Deborah and Christopher Morris; son and daughter in law, Gilbert and Rosemary Short; grandchildren, Krystal Manning-Taylor, Michelle Manning...
Sunday FISHER, Robert Passed away after a short illness on Friday, April 4, 2014 one day after his 95th birthday. In 1974, Bob and Glory moved to Santa Barbara, where he was active in Meals on Wheels. In 2006, they moved to Vista del Monte, where he began taking extreme close-up photographs of flowers and plants, displaying these belly flower photos in the Lounge.
Sunday DOWD, Helen Passed away at home unexpectedly in her sleep on March 8, 2014 after spending a day with those who loved her most, her daughter Denise and partner of many years Jim Malone. She married Harold Wayne Dowd on April 1, 1959. Helen kept in touch with her friends.
Today CREWS, Elizabeth L. "Betty Lou" 3-10-1927 / 4-6-2014 •Our loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Aunt passed to her next journey on April 6, 2014 Betty-Lou was a special lady who gave her love without question. She cared deeply for her family and they returned that love. •Betty-Lou was married to Donald Crews (deceased). Don was a park ranger in Los Angeles County before they retired to Santa Barbara. Betty-Lou is survived by her son Terry Peterson (Becky), her daughter Sandra Arrowsmith (John), her sister Patty Macomber (Archie), grand children, Josh Peterson (Crystal), Colleen Simpson (Patrick), Carlisle Arrowsmith (Kathleen), Micah Arrowsmith, Joel Arrowsmith (Candice), Nathan Arrowsmith (Sabrina) and Elspeth Arrowsmith and also nieces Sharron Sever, Patti Perry (Jeff), Jacquie Tiffany and nephew, Dave Macomber (Michelle) who considered her their other mother. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren including Allysa Peterson, who gave her loving care. The family feels blessed to have her her love and care over the many years. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
Sunday CONTRERAS, Anthony David March 26, 1972 - March 26, 2014 In the words of his attorney Anthony was such a good person and a sweet little guy. With love and respect from his family and friends Mary, Bryon, Gracie, Sabrina, Kevin, Nadia, Dotty, Nikki, Faith, Irish, Michele, Tony, Marcy, Vivian and from his loving sister Lisa Burns in Battlecreek, Michigan.
Sunday CANFIELD, Mary Grace Veteran actress, mother, grandmother and friend, who was grateful for every day of life, died February 15, 2014 in Santa Barbara. At the end of her first summer, The Bangor News had dubbed her as "Surry's Favorite" at age 21! During six summers at The Surry Playhouse, she married Charles Carey and her first daughter, Phoebe, was born.