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o_Holcombe1093016 o_Holcombe4093016 HOLCOMBE, Ada Elizabeth, "Adabeth" •One of the most amazing and gracious women we have ever known, Adabeth Holcombe, passed away peacefully at her home by the sea on September 13th, 2016. She went to meet our Lord Jesus Christ, but left behind her son Roger Holcombe, his wife Cheri, and grand-daughters Janelle and Jerilyn with their families. With them also grieve her son-in-law John Kelly with wife Maureen and grand-daughters Karamee and Jennifer, with her family, in Florida.• •Adabeth was born in the city of angels on February 13th, 1920. She excelled in art, training at the LA Art Institute and LA City College. Marriage soon followed to her beloved Chet Holcombe, himself a well-respected writer for the Santa Barbara News Press, and while Chet finished his duties in the war Adabeth followed her joy in art. Eventually the two settled in Santa Barbara, Chet writing for the paper and Adabeth illustrating the current fashions for local stores such as Andera's and Penninger's. They both enjoyed the lively camaraderie of the Santa Barbara social scene and were also blessed with two children, Roger and Wendy. Roger loved engineering, created a dynamic career in the field, and continues to pursue his trade across the world. Wendy was a gifted and vivid artist with the same joy her mother had but was sadly taken far too soon, leaving behind her husband John and two young daughters, both gifted with her artistic nature.• Adabeth, a beautiful woman with an eye for fashion, had the ability to make anyone who met her feel cherished and welcome. She was gracious and treated everyone with respect. Nicknamed "Scooter," she was known for her fast walking and passion for exploring. Though with family and friends, she would linger to the very end and exclaim "I wish you didn't have to go!" After the passing of her husband, Chet, over 20 years ago, Adabeth continued to develop her love of watercolor painting and began to travel the world. There was barely a continent she did not set her foot on or adventure she did not try, many of them with her dear friend Janet. She filled her life with all things beautiful: family dinners on Sunday night, summer holiday parties on her deck overlooking the ocean, lunch with friends, countless gallery showings with her exquisite paintings, flower arranging & design with Las Floralias, and continued passion for learning. She has shown her family and those blessed to know her how to live life fully and right up to the very end, her vivacity and sense of wonder will be dearly missed by us all.• Instead of flowers, donations to Santa Barbara Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
o_Klippel092916 PRUITT-KLIPPEL, Stephanie Louise •Was diagnosed with Stage-4 brain cancer at the end of June 2013. After a courageous 3 year battle, she passed away on September 20th, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1957 in Hollywood, California and came to live in Ventura when she was 18 months old. •Stephanie attended Sheridan Way and El Camino Elementary Schools, Anacapa Junior High School, and graduated from Buena High School in 1975. She attended Ventura Junior College and graduated from CSUN in 1992 with a B.S. Degree in Radio, Television, & Film. She worked in the recording industry for several years, prior to teaming up with her husband and working at his business in Santa Barbara until her diagnosis. Stephanie was a very private person who didn't like surprises. She was strong willed and always wanted to be the one in control. She had a great laugh and loved all of the holidays especially Christmas; she loved to give gifts to friends and family as well as receive them. She was a typical California girl who loved the ocean and getting a tan. A few of her favorite things were: music, concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl, movies, television, travel, a party, a good glass of wine, her dogs (Wally, Dizzy, & Miles) and fashion. She was a writer and a poet who was known to always speak her mind and stand up for her rights and the rights of others. She was a loyal friend, with some friendships extending back to early childhood. Stephanie leaves behind her husband of 18 years, James Klippel; her mother, Jeanne Pruitt; her aunt, Louise Sharp; and cousins Lynn Klope, Diane Fosket, Patrick Ramsey, Michael Ramsy, Theresa Miler, and Rebekah Lyles. She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Pruitt; grandparents, Robert Banta, Lee & Nona Miler, and Robert & Aileen Pruitt; Aunts La Reta Taylor & Janet Reed; and her Uncle Larry Lee Miler. The family would like to thank caregiver, Tori, for the excellent care she provided over the past 1 1/2 years. We would also like to thank Stephanie's loyal friends who visited often: Beth, Ralph, Bridget, Anne, Charlie, Traci, Laura and Roberta. Thanks also to Buena Vista Hospice, who made her more comfortable during the last few weeks of her life. She was cremated, and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
o_Smith090916 SMITH, Carole Fayne (Mc Henry) •Carole Smith, cherished wife of Gene for 62 years and mother of Mark, Mike and Matthew, moved into the hands of our dear Lord and Savior on August 31 of 2016. She now shares His promise of life everlasting and a new body free from the ravages of 16 years of Parkinson's Disease. Born in Los Angeles to Emily and Gus McHenry on January 24, 1936, she met Gene at age 12. Their romance grew until engagement on Christmas eve, 1953. On May 29th, 1954 they married in Pasadena. A year later Gene was called into the Navy and upon discharge moved to Santa Barbara with their twoweek-old son Mark. He married Debi Larinan Smith and lives in Caldwell ID. They have one daughter, Diana. Two years after Mark, Mike arrived, who now lives in Shell Beach. He has a son Brandon of New York City and a daughter Tessa of Orange County. Lastly Matthew came along. He married Julie and lives in Folsom CA. They have a daughter and a son, Natalie and Jeffrey, both college students. Carole's life in Santa Barbara was filled with church activities and leadership, plus community affairs. She led youth groups, helped form a church orchestra, and formed a senior travel ministry which, for 20 years, served over 600 seniors by providing world-wide travel experiences. Before her retirement, she served as a local travel agent. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, warm, loving personality, and concern for others. In lieu of flowers please consider The Parkinson's Foundation and the Visiting Nurses and Hospice. The memorial service will be Saturday, Oct 1st at 1 pm at Shoreline Community Church, 935 San Andres St.