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o_Holoien072914 HOLOIEN, Martin •Dr. Martin Olaf Holoien passed away Friday, July 18 at his home at Maravilla Senior Living in Santa Barbara, California, after a short bout with lymphoma. Marty was blessed with a kind and gentle heart and a generous spirit. His parents, Axel Leif Holoien and Dagny Lundeberg Holoien, immigrated from Norway and homesteaded in Wolf Point, Montana, where they raised eight children. Marty was fifth in line. Marty finished high school at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls, MN, where he met his lifetime love, Edie Kobbervig. Marty and Edie enjoyed a rich life together from their marriage in 1948 until her death in 2008. Marty's career as an educator began in Fergus Falls, MN, where he taught high school at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. He subsequently taught for several years at North Dakota State University, spending a year in Seattle completing his Master's Degree at the University of Washington. In 1968, he became Director of the first Computer Center at Moorhead State College (now MSU). In 1970, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in the field of Mathematics Education. In 1971, he was named the first chair of the Department of Computer Science at MSC, while continuing to serve as Director of the Computer Center. His views of how computers would change society were reflected in his publications and classes. His passion as an educator was evident in both his academic career and his church leadership. After 20 years at Moorhead State College, Marty moved his family to Santa Barbara, CA, where he finished his career as a Computer Science professor at UCSB, retiring in 1998. Marty took joy in so many aspects of life, most notably in his devoted partnership with Edie, his extended family of children and grandchildren, and his fellowship with Jesus Christ. He enjoyed gardening and building houses in the summer. Marty built all five homes the family lived in between 1956 and 2008. He loved music and served for years as choir director at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church in Moorhead, MN, with Edie accompanying the choir on the piano. His faith and steadfast study of the Bible were evident in his grace and kindness to everyone he met. Marty is survived by four children: Renee (Holly Morris), St. Paul, MN; Daniel (Kathie) Holoien, Horace, ND; Cynthia (Dave) Karlstrom, Moorhead, MN; and Lee (Cynthia) Holoien, Santa Barbara, CA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, as well as by his sister, Thelma Sorensen, of Atlanta, GA. A memorial service will be held at Community Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, CA, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The address is: 5070 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, phone: 805-967-2671. In lieu of gifts, the family asks that you consider a donation to Community Covenant Church (, or Santa Barbara Rescue Mission (
o_Sottosanti072914 SOTTOSANTI, Marie Antoinette• 1919 - 2014 •Passed away 18 July 2014 in her sleep due to heart failure.•Marie (Mary to her family), was born 19 Jan 1919 in Bronx, NY to Sebastian Sottosanti and Letizia Roncorti, the third of four children and only daughter. •The family moved to Teaneck, NJ when she was 5.•Prior to graduating from Teaneck High in 1936, she successfully avoided being coaxed into flying in the home-made glider built by her older brothers, Ray and Larry, due to concerns that it might stunt her growth.•After graduation, Marie worked for the New York Sun newspaper for a few years prior to moving with her widowed mother to Hollywood in 1940.•There, she studied Journalism and Creative Writing at Pasadena City College while working as the Executive Secretary to the Advertising Director of Wilson & Co.• Marie accepted a position with Deverough Schools in Goleta and moved with her mother to Santa Barbara in 1958.•Marie joined General Motors in 1961 where she was Exec Secretary to the R&D director.•Marie considered the Lunar Rover Vehicle development program as the most exciting effort she supported at GM as it allowed her to meet many of the US Astronauts.•She retired in 1981 and really got busy supporting various animal protection projects and volunteering at Cottage Hospital from 1991 thru 2010. Aunt Mary is survived by three nieces, four nephews and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Wed, 30 July, at 11:00.•In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be sent•to Sarah House, 2612 Modoc Rd, S.B., 93105. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit• Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
o_Theriot072914 THERIOT, Doris Marie 1927-2014 "I shall pass this way but once Therefore any good that I can do let me do it now for I shall not pass this way again" •Our loving Mother and Grandmother passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 23 surrounded by her loved ones. •Doris Marie Theriot was born in Muskegon, Michigan on May 13, 1927 to Martin and Olga Jensen.•She often mentioned happy childhood memories of her two brothers, Lawrence and Paul and the fun they had living on their family farm. Doris moved to Santa Barbara in 1964 to help at the time, newly-widowed John Theriot raise his two small children, Bunny (Karen) and Chuckie (Charles). Falling in love with Johnny, his children and sunny Santa Barbara, Doris soon became a permanent fixture in the Theriot household. Being raised on a farm during the Great Depression helped to form Doris's very strong work ethic.•Never one to complain, no task was ever too difficult or too dirty for this very humble woman to complete. Never one to judge or say an unkind word to anyone, Doris always kept an open mind and open heart to all.•She will be remembered always for her smile, her laughter and her wonderful sense of humor. During her glory days with Johnny, Doris loved going to garage and estate sales, gambling in Las Vegas and at Chumash or working in their beautiful gardens on Emerson.•Her kitchen was always open to all - rarely if ever did one walk away from her house with an empty stomach. Doris was predeceased by John Theriot in 2007.•She leaves behind her son, Edward Hilliard of Santa Maria, stepdaughter, Karen (Bunny) Misbeek and her husband Michael of Santa Barbara, stepson, Chuck Theriot and his wife Clare (who Doris lived with for these past 4+ years). Grandchildren - Malia Domingo, Jonathan Theriot (Jaclyn), Ryan Theriot (Sophia). Great Grandchildren - Benjamin Medina, Reagan Theriot and Phoenix Theriot. Many special thanks to Dr. Dennis Baker and Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.•An extra special thank you to Isabel "Chita" Jimenez for all her loving kindness and care - not only to Doris but to Clare and Chuck too. No services are planned at this time.