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Sunday Anna was a lover of music and a formidable Scrabble and bridge player, attaining recognition as a Silver Master in bridge. In 1984 Anna volunteered as a liaison and translator for the Romanian rowing team at the Los Angeles Olympics. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PATH Santa Barbara (formerly Casa Esperanza) or the Cottage Hospital Foundation.
Sunday TAGLES Jr ., Peter C. Of Santa Barbara passed away suddenly on July 15, 2016 surrounded by his family. Peter aka "Duke" enjoyed playing baseball and softball with his family and friends and loved a good BBQ. A visitation will be held on Friday July 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM at McDermott- Crockett Mortuary Chapel, 2020 Chapala Street, SB, CA.
Today SEVER, David Louis •Our beloved David passed peacefully into the arms of His loving Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 (age 86 years) surrounded by his loved ones. David was a loving husband, father, grand/great grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He was a gifted engineer, mechanic, craftsman, and gardener. •Born second of five children to Louis and Mabel Sever in Los Angeles and raised in Lynwood CA, David served in Japan during the Korean War as a 1st Lieutenant. He married his dear wife Velora (Lorrie) in 1955, then graduated from USC after which he and Velora moved to Santa Barbara in 1959. David enjoyed 37 years as a mechanical engineer, 34 of those for EG&G in Goleta. His engineering career and travel with his wife Velora took him to many places, in the US and abroad, all of which he enjoyed. David loved the Lord and was active in the First Christian Church of Santa Barbara since 1959, serving in many roles including Moderator. A Sea Scout himself, he actively mentored his son, Craig, and other boys in YMCA Gray Y, the Boy Scouts and loved camping with his family in the Sierras. David is survived by his wife Velora with whom he enjoyed nearly 61 years of marriage, son Craig (Margie), daughter Tara (Dave), granddaughter Mandi (Jared), grandsons Nate, Ryan (Sarah), Aaron and Ben, and great-grandchildren Kaleb, Savanah and Reed. David lived and led by example; he was steadfast and strong, gentle and kind, firm in his convictions, always thoughtful of others, and loved his dear wife Velora and family greatly. David enjoyed life and looked forward to each day; always friendly and considerate of those around him even when the pain and discomfort of his illness grew. David never complained of hardship or hurt, he was a fighter to the end. Our hearts ache for his presence, he will be greatly missed. David's family would like to especially thank Dr. Tom Woliver, Dawn Elliot R.N. and Dr. Novejot Sekhon for their compassionate medical care of him. Memorial Service followed by reception will be Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 pm at the First Christian Church of Santa Barbara, 1915 Chapala St., Santa Barbara. All are welcome. I Corinthians 13:4-7
Today SEKULA, Elizabeth Ann April 1, 1953-July 25, 2016 •Elizabeth went to her eternal reward from Serenity House at the age of 63. •She was first diagnosed with breast cancer 27 years ago, and in 2002 it became Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. But she went on to surpass that challenge and baffled the medical community for the next 14 years. She lived to enjoy the high school and college graduations of her son and daughter, and layer celebrated her daughter's wedding in 2014. And, even more improbable, Liz won the President's Cup of the Santa Barbara Municipal Women's Golf League in 2013. Her name is engraved on the trophy in the pro shop's display case for posterity and in testimony to her fighting spirit. Even during the trying times of her medical treatments, Liz devoted much of her time to volunteer activities. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival was one of her favorite annual events and she was there to help in any capacity asked of her. She was there in her red blazer to greet cruise ship visitors with suggestions for an enjoyable time visiting Santa Barbara attractions. And she was tremendously grateful to the Breast Cancer Resource Center for the physical, moral and spiritual support that enabled her to live life to the fullest. She was there to give back, offering help with fund raisers, counseling women trying to deal with their situations, and even modeling fashions on the runway for the BCRC cause. Liz was preceded in death by her parents, Phyllis (Peg) and Richard (Dick) Strong, her brothers David, Steven and Richard, and her nephew Richard. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, John, her children Summer (husband Andrew Casey) and Thomas, her stepson Michael, her nephews Richard, Jon, Eric, Lucas and Thomas, and her nieces Erika and Moira. A Funeral Mass will be held at Old Mission Santa Barbara at 2201 Laguna Street on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00am, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. It was the anchor for Liz's determination to enjoy every day and face the future with courage. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels
Today RUSSELL, Chris (Benson) •Passed away suddenly early•Tuesday morning, July 19, 2016 at her home outside of Jacksonville, Oregon.•She was 80 years old.•She is survived by her husband, Thomas Russell; 4 children: James Russell (Caron), Jill Benson Jago (Eric), Susan Russell Wollert (Keith) and Derek Benson; and 9 grandchildren: Angelia Bottiani, Amy Jago, Emily Bottiani, Kyle Wollert, Abigail Jago,•Jessie Wollert,•Samuel Russell, Paul Jago and Elizabeth Russell. •Faith Christie (Chris) Earley was born February 13, 1936 in Monterey Park, CA, second child of Lester and Elizabeth Earley. She attended school in Monrovia, CA and was very active in her MYF group at church.•After graduating from Monrovia Arcadia Duarte High School in 1953, she attended Whittier College, graduating in 1957. She married Robert Benson in June 1957. They briefly lived in Boulder CO, Syracuse NY and Lynchburg VA where she taught elementary school.•They then moved to Santa Barbara CA, raising 3 children: Jill, Gregory and Derek.•They attended St. Mark United Methodist Church where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and was in the choir and bell choir. Robert passed away in 1979 and her son Greg in 1985. Chris also worked as music buyer at Legacy Book Store; many remember her passion for Christian and Choral music.•• •• On Nov. 1, 1987, Chris married Thomas W. Russell, adding three adult children to her family: James, Susie and Mark.•In 1995 they bought property in southern Oregon and began their 20+ years of traveling back and forth from Goleta, CA to Jacksonville, OR. She was very involved at Ruch Community Bible Church, attending bible studies and singing in the choir. She loved being "Grandma Russell" and hosting the children, grandchildren and many other family and friends. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Ted Earley (2010), and son Mark Russell (2013).•She is now with her Lord Jesus and reunited with family and friends in heaven.• Memorial Services will be held:•Saturday, July 30th 10:30am•Oaks Bible Church (meeting at•560 N. La Cumbre Road,•Santa Barbara);•Saturday, Aug. 6th•2:00pm•Ruch Community Bible Church, Jacksonville/Ruch OR.; A brief Graveside Service will be held•Friday, July 29th•1:00pm•Goleta District Cemetery, Santa Barbara.•All are welcome to attend these services.
Sunday RAWDEN, Monsignor John Arthur Passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord, on July 17, 2016. I would like to thank all the men and women from Alexander Memory Court that cared and loved him unconditionally and especially grateful to Millie Jacinto that was there every Sunday. Rosary will be at 10:00 a.m. and Mass at 11:00 a.m. both on July 25, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church ...
Today PLAG, Hilda Marie September 15, 1917 - July 23, 2016 •Hilda Plag passed away peacefully at the age of 98.• She was born in Stockton, CA and was a Santa Barbara resident for over 70 years. She is survived by her sister, Mary Quinteros. She was the mother of 4 children, preceded in death by her son Raymond Palacio who died in the Vietnam War in 1968, Dolores Chronister who died in 2004, and Virginia Kaltenbach who died in 2013 both from cancer. She is survived by her daughter Theresa (Paul) Maxwell, and 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and•7 great-great grandchildren. Hilda has been a member of San Roque Church since 1968. She was a devout Catholic and was considered the prayer warrior of the family.•They always said she had a straight line to Heaven. She loved all holidays and was well known for being a witch at Halloween,•beginning in 1954. Hilda was a wonderful cook and had her own restaurant in Monterey, CA called My Adobe Hacienda.•She loved to make homemade bread, apple pie with apples from her garden, tortillas with her signature handprint, and chile-verde burritos for the opening ceremonies of Fiestas at the Mission, all to which have been passed down to all five generations. She worked as a housekeeper and later babysat for her grandchildren. She was never idle. She did needlepoint, embroidery, crochet, sewed her children uniforms, Easter and Fiesta dresses, coats and hats. Just a week ago she was working on making Christmas ornaments.•Hilda loved to dance,••however,•tending to her garden was her passion. She had a gift of laughter and made everyone feel welcomed to her home.•She remembered many family and friends with cards both on birthdays and Christmas. She will be truly missed by everyone that knew her. Heaven has gained an angel.• Funeral services Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11am at San Roque Church (3200 Calle Cerdo Santa Barbara, CA 93105)
Today LOVEALL, Loretta L. •Into ParadiseÉMay the AngelsÉLead Her. Loretta Loveall, 60, passed away on July 21, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born in Ottawa, Illinois, and moved to the Central Coast with her family in 1958, where she lived out her remaining years. She worked for Raytheon in Santa Barbara, California, for 35 years before retiring in 2010. •Anyone who knew her, knew she liked to be outdoors and active. From Pony-Tail softball in her youth, to playing on a women's soccer league in her 30's. She enjoyed fishing, working in her garden and was on several bowling leagues which often led her to compete at the state and local level. She loved whatever she was a part of and was good at it. She was a generous and kind person, but never ask her the truth if you didn't want to hear it. She was funny that way. She is survived by her husband, John Vasquez and the Vasquez family of Santa Barbara; her only sister Kristie Loveall-Rowe, of Stockton, California; and her aunt Pana Chico of Albequerque, New Mexico. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marcella Loveall; her maternal grandmother Anita Delte; her aunt and uncle Patricia and Stanley Steinbach; and uncle Gabriel Zucker. In honor of her request, there will be no services. There will be a celebration of life reception to be held at the Lompoc Elks Lodge on July 30, 2016, from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Sunday KENIG, Zane Ruark 22, daughter of Laura Ruark Kenig and Joey Kenig, bringer of light, artist, dancer, writer, devoted friend, deep thinker, asker of questions, lover of beauty, singer of music, and beautiful soul, passed away on May 13th, 2016. Life will never be the same without her loving presence. Family and friends gathered in her honor in St Louis, MO, Philadelphia, PA, Santa Rosa, CA, Scotty Creek Beach, CA,...
Sunday CASAREZ, Albert "Abbie" J. 80, of Santa Barbara and Eugene, Oregon, went to be with his Lord on June 29, 2016 following a brief illness. He was born in Goleta to parents, Tomas and Juanita "Jenny" Casarez, on April 8, 1936. His parents, brothers Tomas and Ernest and sister Julia Chavez, preceded him in death.
Today BEAUCHAMP, Abbie Stalcup 1918–2016 Abbie Stalcup Beauchamp, aged 98, died peacefully on June 4, 2016 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with her granddaughter, Shasta, by her side. She was born January 12, 2018 to Pearl and Harry Stalcup in Worthington, Indiana. In 1923, the family moved to Bellflower, California. In 1940 Abbie married the love of her life, Robert Beauchamp, and moved to Santa Barbara, California.• Her greatest treasure was her son, Terry, born in 1952. His two children, Buckeye and Shasta, were her pride and joy. Both lived with her during their college years and she continued living with Shasta until her residency at Villa Santa Barbara in 2015. Abbie was very active in the Santa Barbara community and belonged to many clubs and organizations. For many years she was a member of the Republican Women's Organization, holding several positions on its board. One of the highlights of her life was representing the Southern California District as the Republican delegate at one of the Presidential Conventions. Abbie was proud and honored to have served on the Grand Jury from 1986 to 1987. She belonged to the Santa Barbara Woman's Club and held many offices during her membership. Abbie was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and son, Terry, and her siblings Rosemary, Rusty, and Lowell. She is survived by her sister, Clara Turner (Arizona), her former daughter-in-law, Debbie Beauchamp (Montana), her beloved grandchildren, Buckeye Beauchamp (Rhonda) (Montana) and Shasta Beauchamp (Goleta), and her surrogate daughters, Karen Aldenderfer and Marian Stevens. Special thanks to the staff at Cliff View Terrace, where Abbie spent her final days, especially to Tony, who Abbie was especially fond of and whom she considered to be her "last love affair." A memorial for Abbie will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Santa Barbara Cemetery (901 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara) at 12 noon. Lunch follows at 6253 Covington Way, Goleta.