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DOUGHERTY, Barbara Lee On February 19, 2015, Barbara Lee Dougherty, born April 25, 1949, of Snow Hill, MD, died peacefully, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her mother, Muriel Shapiro of Santa Barbara, her sisters, Leslie Maul of Asheville, NC, and Nancy Shapiro of Tiburon, CA, her husband, Michael R. Dougherty of Santa Barbara, her children, Jessie Dougherty of Santa Barbara, Luke Dougherty and Elvi Jo Daly of New York and her grandchildren, Noah Dougherty, Soliegh Dougherty, Maggie Rose Gooch and Penelope Dougherty-Daly. Teacher, Artist, Mother, Friend, Activist, Entrepreneur, Dreamer, Inspirer, Relentless Student, Spinner of Yarns and Lover of Dogs, Barb pursued those passions without compromise throughout her life. Her education included a PhD from University of Phoenix and a JD from Concord Law School - Kaplan University. She was loved, and will be missed.
o_-Hidalgo041815 HIDALGO, Jennie N. Beloved Mother and Wife, Jennie Nieto Hidalgo, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015. Born 1922 in Mexico, came to the United States with her family in 1925. Married her high school sweetheart, Thomas R. Hidalgo, in November of 1942 in Santa Barbara, California. Jennie was a stay at home mom, while her husband fought wars and provided for the house hold. Jennie was a child of the Depression era who lived without a lot of luxuries. She could make wonderful meals and desserts out of fruits and vegetables grown in her own yard. She was an excellent cook. Neighborhood children always knew when Mom was cooking by the wonderful aromas that came from her kitchen window. They looked forward to the good things Mom offered us children. Jennie was an faithful Dodger fan and loved to watch the games with her family. She also was an avid reader, a trait, she instilled in some of her children. She loved all her grand children and was always happy to have them stay with her. In 2007, Tom decided that he would retire to Paso Robles, California where he bought a home on 10 acres. Jennie loved the countryside and was very happy in her new home. While they still maintain their home in Santa Barbara, they appreciated the quiet, slower pace of country life that Paso Robles offered. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Tom, and her five children: Thomas E. Hidalgo, Cynthia Patricia (Ronald) Dugger; Robert J.(Annette) Hidalgo, Stephanie Annette (Lawrence, deceased), Kubecka and Jacqueline Yvette (Michael) Wilson. Grandchildren: Michael and Andrew Hidalgo, Brian and Sean Coker, Matthew (Kelly) and Joseph Hidalgo, and Marcos (Candy) Almendras. In addition, there are 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews on her side and Tom's side of the family that Jennie always loved. Her home was always open. The family would like to thank the Yellow Rose Senior Assisted Living Home for creating a home atmosphere for Mom when it became apparent that she could no longer care for herself. She always looked clean and well taken care of when we would come to visit. She loved having her hair, nails and make up done. We would also like to thank Central Coast Hospice for their compassionate care of Mom in her final days. As per her wishes, her remains will be cremated and interred in the Veteran's section of the Santa Barbara Cemetery in her husband's burial site when Tom is laid to rest.
o_Ho042415 HO, Eunice Eunice Ho went to be with the Lord at the age of 91 on April 17th 2015 in Santa Barbara Ca., surrounded by her family and many friends. Eunice was born Chit-ye Sun on March 3rd 1924 in Anhui China. She had one older sister. Her parents ran a general merchandise store in Anhui. She was among the first generation of Chinese women that were educated in public school. The onset of the Chinese revolution caused Eunice, her parents, her sister and her sister's family to flee to Hong Kong in 1949. In Hong Kong, while attending bible college, Eunice met her future husband Philip Ho. After they were married, they moved to Macau where Philip was pastor of the Macau Lutheran Church. They later moved back to Hong Kong when Philip was called as pastor of True Light Lutheran Church, and later founded Nathan Road Lutheran Church. Eunice supported her husband in the church, leading many of the churches womens ministries. She served as President of the Lutheran Woman's Guild Hong Kong Synod for many years. She also worked in the Lutheran Handicraft Center. In 1977 Philip accepted a call to start a Chinese Church in San Jose, Ca. In 1979 Philip suffered a debilitating stroke requiring Eunice to spend the next 18 years providing almost constant care until his death in 1997. Eunice and her husband had moved to Carpinteria in 1995 to be closer to their daughter and daughters family. Eunice greatly enjoyed the many years she spent with her grandchildren in Carpinteria. She enjoyed gardening, growing many beautiful flowers. She loved the many wonderful friends she made at the Chinese Evangelical Free Church in Santa Barbara. Eunice was an amazing woman. She is remembered for her love for Jesus, her hospitality, and love for people and was in turn loved by a great number of friends. Eunice is survived by her daughter, Betty (Jeff) Delk and her four grandchildren Erika, Katherine, Grace and Victoria. We would like to thank the staff at Valle Verde for the excellent care and friendship that Eunice received while living there, you were part of her family. A burial service will be held at Carpinteria Cemetery on Saturday, April 25 at 9:30 am followed by a celebration of life service to be held at 11:00 am at the Chinese Evangelical Free Church of Santa Barbara , 15 W. Calle Crespis, SB.
o_Meijer042115 MEIJER, Hendrik "Hank" 78, died April 3rd, 2015, at Cottage Hospital. Hank was born December 16th, 1936, in Berg en Dal, Holland, to Harm Meijer and Trientje Van der Wers. He moved to the United States with his family in 1955 at the age of 19, settling first in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he lived for the past 52 years. Prior to coming to the U.S., he served in the Dutch Merchant Marines as a chef, where he developed a lifetime love of fine food and pastry. Passionate about cars, Hank worked for several years as owner and auto mechanic at Meijer Chevron Service before continuing his career at Continental Motors, where he worked with brother and boss Pieter Meijer. An avid fan of automotive sports, Hank also loved scenic drives, music, golf, and travel, and enjoyed serving his community as a longtime member of the Elks Club. A proud, hard-working, kind-hearted man, Hank is much loved and missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Z. Meijer, sons Ehrin and Darwin Meijer, daughters Teresa, Danielle, and Maryse Meijer, stepchildren Stuart and Sharion Pendley, brothers Pieter, Arend, and Harm, and sister Renske, along with many grand children, nieces, and nephews. An informal memorial service will be held in Hank's honor on May 9th, 1-4PM, at Mulligan's Cafe, 3500 McCaw Ave, in Santa Barbara.