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o_Garcia062917 GARCIA, Maria Guadalupe Favela •Maria Guadalupe "Lupe" Favela Garcia passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of June 25, 2017 at the age of 74. Lupe was born in Santa Barbara, Calif. on May 24, 1943. She was the youngest child born to Francisco and Cruz Favela. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1961. At age 14 she met the love of her life, Alfonso (Poyo) Garcia, and married him four years later. Soon after they moved to Carpinteria where she enjoyed the rest of her life. She and Alfonso were married for 56 years. •Lupe is survived by her husband Alfonso Garcia; her three children, daughters Lisa Burch (Beldon) and Anita Garcia and her son, Salvador Garcia; her four granddaughters, Giana Miller (Andrew), Leanna Cox (Seth), Breanna Wilcox and Deanna Rodriguez (Anthony); and her great grandson, Henry Miller. She was preceded in death by her youngest child, Trinidad Garcia. Lupe was devoted to God. Her faith was unwavering; she was our pray warrior. She also deeply loved her family and cherished every moment with them. She loved watching the Dodgers with her husband, knitting, classical movies and going through old yearbooks and reminiscing about the good old days. Lupe was a marvelous cook and a great host. Her house always had an open-door policy where she would serve countless bowls of her famous menudo. Her hospitality always brought both family and friends together. She will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Carpinteria Cemetery.
o_Jeschke062717 JESCHKE, Erika •Erika Jeschke age 76 passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on the afternoon of June 23, 2017. Erika was born September 30, 1941 in Germany. To Wilhelm and Barbara Stephan, the second of four children. •She grew up in a small city Memmingen, Bavaria Germany, graduating from Volksschule. After attending nursing school, she worked in a hospital for one year. Erika then left for Los Angeles, CA in 1966. She worked as an au pair for a year while attending Santa Monica College; she graduated and went on to be a bookkeeper. Erika met Winand Jeschke in a German Baptist Church in Highland Park, CA. She was asked several times to go out on a date and kept refusing but finally accepting the date from Winand. They went on a chaperoned date and then got married six months later, on May 12, 1973. Erika and her husband started building a business, managing apartments in Santa Barbara, where they worked together providing homes for the community and making friends. Finally moving to Santa Barbara in 1981 living in several places and making the Riviera their final home. Erika's, life was filled with quiet but deep faith and nurtured by enjoying nature and life that surrounded her; she loved walks, healthy food, gardening and made a point to share her garden with others in the neighborhood, always giving to those who were less fortunate than others. She was always contributing to non-profits to support their causes. Erika loved playing the piano, even when cleaning the house, she would ask Winand to sit down, and she would play for him so he can enjoy a private concerto. Erika leaves behind a large family who will miss her compassion for life and the beautiful things God has given her. Her husband Winand of 84, one close sister Rosie Baeuerle, two brothers Georg Stephan, Wilhelm Stephan and two nieces and two nephews. Erika will be missed by all who loved and knew her. Rather than flowers, Erika requested that you please send a donation to The Rescue Mission 535 E. Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 or Memorial Services will be 10:30 AM at Cambridge Drive Community Church 550 Cambridge Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 Phone # 805-964-0436
o_Laxalt062817 LAXALT, Candy Candy Laxalt passed away on June 11, 2017 at the age of 62 at her home in Buellton, California after a long struggle with health issues. She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Porter, her son-in-law, Cameron Porter, and her two grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Adalyn. Candy was born and raised in Susanville, California by parents Todd & Jacquelyn (Bell) Fountain. She met her future soul mate and husband, John Laxalt in the 2nd grade. They shared a long happy marriage of 35 years until his tragic passing due to cancer in 2008. Candy loved computers and gadgets, her numerous craft projects, and traveling to new places. She has a beautiful soul. Candy exuded caring, friendship and love. Everyone she met felt it immediately. She will truly be missed, always in our hearts, and never forgotten. Her family will be spreading her remains privately. Candy's facebook page is a digital memorial for every one to share thoughts, memories and pictures. Feel free to contact her daughter, Jessi Porter through facebook or at Candy would be honored if any donations are made in her honor to breast cancer research or St. Judes.
o_Logan062817 LOGAN, Ronald O. Ronald O. Logan (Papa) É passed away peacefully at home on Sunday June 25th, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. Papa loved his family dearly and will be missed greatly. We are grateful he is now at peace. Services will be held at Calvary cemetery, Fri. June 30th @ 11 am. Please visit McDermott Crockett Web site for more info.
o_Witte062917 WITTE, Kathleen F. •Kathleen F. Witte, 79, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away June 24, 2017 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. She was born Nov. 9, 1937 to Catherine and Albert Halbing. She spent her career working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After retirement, Kay moved to Santa Barbara to enjoy the weather and many outdoor activities. •Kay is survived by her children, Elise Conlee and Eric Witte; granddaughter, Zoe Conlee; brother, Robert Halbing (wife Peggy); nieces Christine Thompson, Patty Moore (Larry Dodson), Christy Cardec, Michelle Floyd (Pete), nephews Roger Halbing ( Angie), Mike Moore, 8 great nieces, 7 great nephews and one great grandnephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Catherine and Albert, sister-in-law Nancy, nephew Scott, niece Cathy, and son-in-law, Evan. A burial will take place at 1 PM on Friday, June 30th at the Goleta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the American Lung Association ( or the Audubon Society ( After the funeral, an informal gathering will be held at 651 Avenida Pequena, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 in the Cathedral Oaks Village club house with light refreshments and all are welcome to join us there. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott Crockett Mortuary.