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o_Anderson012019 ANDERSON, Ruth Elizabeth Ruth (Ruthe) Elizabeth Anderson entered to rest in Santa Barbara CA on January 5, 2019 at the age of 92. Ruthe was born in Durand Wisconsin on September 26, 1926 and was the youngest of Russell and Anna Bignell's four children. Ruthe graduated from Durand High School in 1944. After college, she married William (Bill) Anderson in Durand in 1946. Together, with their children (Rob, Jeanne, Martie, and Kathy), the family moved many times from North to South and finally to Connecticut and then to California, settling in Santa Barbara California in 1964. During her life, Ruthe held leadership roles in many organizations including the Santa Barbara Assistance League, the Santa Barbara Symphony League, the Christian Women's Club, the Cancer Foundation, the Hope Ranch Republican Woman's Club, the Newcomers and Postcomers Club, and the Santa Barbara Women's Club. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Santa Barbara where she served as a deaconess, council member, and as a member of the Altar Guild for many years. Ruthe loved to travel, and play bridge, and she enjoyed planning and running fashion shows for the Biltmore. In her later years, especially, she loved to tell the stories of her life. She is survived by her daughters, Martie Tracy (Gary) and Kathy North (Jim), her grandchildren Eowyn, Corin (Melissa), and Seth (Pilar Belhumeur) Thompson, and Jeff, Dan (Megan) and Lindsay (Daniel Gulbransen) Tracy, great grandchildren Donavon, Jayna, Devan, Elliott, and Liam, and nieces and nephews. Ruthe was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 1980, her son Rob in 2016, and her daughter Jeanne in 1989, and her mother, father, sister, and brothers. Ruthe raised a wonderful family with her husband Bill, travelled the world with friends and family, and enjoyed the last 54 years of her life in her beloved Santa Barbara. Ruthe was unforgettable and will be missed she was a force. Viewing will be at Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary,15 E. Sola Street, Santa Barbara from 9:30 to 10:30 on January 28, followed by interment at 11:00 at Santa Barbara Cemetery, followed by a celebration of her life at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 909 N. La Cumbre Road at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Foundation, Trinity Lutheran Church, or your favorite charity.
o_Beamer012019 BEAMER, DMin., David George "I am grateful for life, everything else is just grace or icing on the cake" DGB David George Beamer, was born February, 23, 1930 in Kansas City Missouri. On January 6, 2019, with a soft launch, he sailed off into the Sunday morning sunrise. David felt lucky to have grown up in Duluth, MN, and to be raised by his grandparents. He was a graduate of Whitworth College, Princeton Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. A pastor for 41 years, he served churches in Walnut Creek, San Leandro, San Jose and Ashland, Oregon. After extensive training, he took an early retirement to begin a private practice in the field of Medical Hypnotherapy. In 1996, he and his wife, Diane McCurry, moved to Carpinteria, Diane's hometown. True to form, he became very active in the community. He helped the City develop the Host Program. He was also trained in the CERT program, was a mentor for CASA, and taught Mind Body classes in the Santa Barbara City College Adult Ed program. He also seemed to find time for a private counseling practice. David was a very physically active individual. He was a distant runner, lead many backpacking trips into the Sierra with his children and friends, sailed his sail boats, in the Pacific, California & Oregon lakes, and the San Francisco Bay. He was also a life long skier, having grown up in a city with a ski jump in the park. In his later years, he fell in love with biking both road bikes and a recumbent trike. He loved riding his trike to Starbucks, where he had his own table for anyone that wanted to join the discussions. David had a very active life but what he was most proud of were his children by his first wife, Margaret Elizabeth Green. His sons, Jonathan, Stephen, and Daniel, and daughter Rebecca Reitinger brought him much joy and lots of laughs. To them, he was just "Paw". He was then blessed when he married Diane McCurry in 1979 to enjoy the lives of his "bonus kids": Mickey, Jeffery, Mitchell Rymer and Kirsten Lieder. He also had 5 grandsons, 7 granddaughters and 1 great grandson. In addition to his wife, children and their spouses, and grandchildren, David is also survived by his sister Sarah Beamer Stevens, three nieces and one nephew. The family would like to thank Assisted Hospice Care for the loving care they gave David and the unending support for Diane. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Assisted Hospice, 302 N. Milpas St., Suite 103, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. A Celebration of David's life will be held Saturday, February 9th, at 2:00pm at Valle Verde, 900 Calle de los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, 805-883-4003. A reception will follow the service.
BERRY, John John Berry, 88, passed away after a brief illness on December 21, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. John was born in Liverpool, England on April 19, 1930.He served in the Royal Air Force and married Kathleen Chee on April 11, 1953.John emigrated from England to Southern California in 1957 and began his career as a rocket scientist.He brought his love of football (soccer) with him, and played weekly, well into his 60's and never gave up on his Everton Football Club. John is survived by two sisters, four children and thirteen grandchildren. His children Paul, Gaynor, Colin, and Gillian have many memories of funny family trips and stories from riding on his motorbike to fishing off the pier in Santa Cruz and always building something that didn't "quite fit where it was supposed to fit." His grandchildren were the most precious of gifts. One of his most valuable possessions was a cross stitch that had all of their names and birthdates listed.He was known for his wit, and his compassion and will be missed by all who knew him. He will be buried in Liverpool, England where he will be reunited with Kathleen and their infant son Stephen. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at Mission Santa Barbara on Saturday January 19, 2019. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St Vincent's in Santa Barbara www.stvincents-Sb.org or a charity of your choice.
o_Lim011819 LIM, MD, FACS, Richard Ang Richard Ang Lim, MD, FACS, died on December 25, 2018, in Santa Barbara, the result of complications from a stroke. He was 90 years old. The oldest of twelve children, Dr. Lim was born to Dr. Luis and Mary Lim in Manila, Philippines on December 27, 1927.Dr. Lim graduated from medical school at the University Santo Tomas in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart, Catherine Young, that same year. The two then travelled to the United States where he completed his internship at Washington University Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. In 1953, he was accepted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he completed both his general as well as cardiothoracic and vascular surgical residencies. At the Mayo Clinic Dr. Lim was involved in the pioneering efforts by Dr. John Kirklin to perfect the heart lung bypass machine, paving the way for open heart surgery, as well as mastering the coronary artery bypass graft technique as it was developed.After completing his training in 1960, Dr. Lim moved to St. Boniface, Canada. He practiced general and thoracic surgery in Winnipeg and became a member of numerous surgical societies. In 1966, the family moved to Santa Barbara, California, where Dr. Lim joined the Sansum Clinic and pursued his passion for vascular and cardiovascular surgery at Cottage Hospital. Among his numerous accomplishments, he performed one of the first coronary artery bypass procedures ever done in Santa Barbara. His patients came to him from all over California and from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada.Throughout his long career, Dr. Lim became a member of the American Medical Association and numerous general, thoracic, and cardiovascular societies, including the prestigious Pacific Coast Surgical Association. Of all his achievements, Dr. Lim said his greatest was managing to get all nine of his children through college.A passionate traveler, Dr. Lim spent many vacations traveling the four corners of the United States with his wife and nine children in tow. Additionally, he would take Cathy on many trips around the world to attend medical meetings. Dr. Lim retired from the Sansum Medical Clinic in 1996 and continued to travel with his family, where vacations were spent cruisingor exploring global destinations with his children, their spouses and their children. Early on, his hobbies included collecting stamps and coins, and throughout his life he enjoyed dancing, painting, drawing, horticulture, collecting art and reading about world events and business. An active member of the Granada Theater and the Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara, he had a great passion for music, theater and the performing arts. When it came to sports he loved tennis and ping pong. He also enjoyed maintaining connections with his friends and colleagues from his training years at Mayo, as well as from his professional years in Winnipeg and Santa Barbara. Dr. Richard Lim was preceded in death by his loving wife Catherine and two sons, Eric Paul Lim and Barney Young Lim. He is survived by his children: Alan Lim (Lois); Cindy Pochepan (Jeff); Dennis Lim (Kristin); Francine Lippert (Chris); Gina Renner (Terry); Howard Lim (Stephanie); Irene Hartley (Sharon). He is also survived by his daughter-in-law: Katie Lim; grandchildren: Amber Coronado (Luis); Carol Lim; Allison Page (Alex); Ryan Lim; Alayna Erhart (Matt); Eric Lim; Aaron Clark; Bryan Clark (Colleen); Kristin Clark; Sean Lim; Joie Lim; Alex Lim; Rachel Lippert; Briana Lippert; and Quinn Renner, and by three great grandchildren: Sierra Coronado; Benjamin Coronado; and Charlotte Clark. Dr. Lim lived a full life adhering to the philosophy of remaining curious, continuously seeking knowledge, and inspiring those around him. All who knew him saw him as brilliant and vital, with a wealth of information at his disposal. He could converse fluently about history, business, life and the ever-changing world. He left those who knew him believing in the simple idea that anything is possible if you work hard for it. The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff at The Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara, Sansum Medical Clinic, and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for their care of Dr. Richard Lim during the last months of his long and fulfilling life. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of remembrance, please consider a donation to the Sansum Medical Clinic Foundation or Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation. A Celebration of Life for Dr. Richard A. Lim will be held at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive in the Chapel, on Friday, March 8thstarting at 11:00 AM, Burial to follow.A Memorial Reception will follow at the Lim Residence in Santa Barbara, at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
o_Padrichelli 011919 PADRICHELLI, Andra Lia Lunde October 21, 1976 - December 10, 2018 Andra Lunde Padrichelli, age 42 of Dayton, OH, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018. She was born in Goleta, California, to David John Lunde and Laverne (Siebert) Lunde. She was preceded in death by her father, David. Andra is survived by her loving husband Lorenzo Padrichelli; young sons David Lunde Padrichelli and Sirio John Padrichelli; mother Laverne Lunde; sister Mari Lunde; mother and father-in-law Gina Dominici and Gian Carlo Padrichelli; brother-in- law David Thomas; nieces and nephews Lorenzo and Nicola Padrichelli, Kieren Thomas, Lia Thomas, Olivia Thomas, and many other extended family and friends. Andra, principal cellist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003, began her musical studies in Santa Barbara, CA. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. Along with her position in Dayton, Andra also performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Over the course of her career, she performed as a chamber musician and soloist across the country as well as internationally. In addition, she was a devoted teacher, both in her private studio and at Cedarville University. She was a gifted musician, loving mother and wife, and good friend to all. She is dearly missed. A Memorial Service will be held for Andra on Monday, January 21, 2019, 4:00 pm, at Christ Lutheran Church, 6595 Covington Way in Goleta. Friends of Andra will be performing a musical prelude at 3:30 pm.
o_Villa012019 VILLA, Hortense "Ordie" April 14,1917 - December 30, 2018 Born in Metcalf, Arizona "Those we love don't walk away, they walk beside us every day." Hortense "Ordie" Villa passed away peacefully in her sleep, leaving her surviving children Carmen Ward of Santa Barbara, CA; Richard Lopez of Seattle, WA; Betty Edgington of Oakhurst, CA, JoEllen "Joey" Orosco of Goleta, CA, and Martin Villa. Preceded in death by her sons, Ernest "Papito" Villa, Jr. of Santa Barbara, CA and Ruben Lopez of Great Falls, MT. Ordie was survived by her sister Dolores "Dee" Bowdidge of Charlotte, NC and numerous grandchildren to great-great grandchildren. She retired from the Santa Barbara Health Lab Department. We would like to thank the staff of Alexander Gardens for the loving care they showed her. Private services will be held at a later date.