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ALLISON, Marjorie G. Passed away at home in Idaho on September 24, 2014 after a short illness. She was born on October 26, 1923 in Santa Barbara, CA. She is survived by her sister, Esther Saltzman of Mesa, AZ; her children: Linda (Joe) Messineo, Judith (Henry) Andrews and Timothy (Paula) Allison; 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph L. Allison and her parents Frieda and Richard Helbock.
o_Gonzales100214 GONZALES, Amelia Marie •78, a lifetime Santa Barbara resident passed away on September 20, 2014. Amelia was born on April 29, 1936 to Manuel and Margarita Uribe, and the youngest of 7 children. •Amelia is predeceased by her loving husband, Ozzie in 2010. Together they shared their love and devotion of the Catholic faith, attending mass at the San Roque Church. She is also predeceased by her brothers Jess and Joe, and sister Mary. •Amelia will be terribly missed by her family, siblings Lupe, Angie and Tom; son Robert, daughter Christina and husband Darell Slater; her grandchildren Robert Gonzales, Frances Slater, Jacob Gonzales, Michael and wife Christina Slater, Desiree and husband Fernando Gamboa, Vanessa and husband Juve Garcia; and her great grand-children Jared, Lance, and Jordan Gonzales, Jordan, Cameron and Taylor Bronson, McKenna Gerrish-Gonzales, Dominic Gamboa, and Liliana Garcia; and all the extended family and friends who shared the journey throughout her life. A funeral mass will be held at San Roque Church on October 2 at 11:00 am with a gathering to follow at the Moose Lodge.
o_Goodier100214 GOODIER , Anna Elizabeth •Of Santa Barbara, CA died on September 23, 2014 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 85 years of age. •Ann was born in Bakersfield, CA on December 6, 1928 to Ruth H. (Lambert) Hengehold and Felix F. Hengehold of Taft, CA. As an infant Ann suffered from prickly heat, and in 1929 her father Felix, on the advice of the family's physician, moved his family from Taft to Santa Barbara in search of a cooler climate. •Ann grew up in Santa Barbara, attended local schools, and as a young teenager during WWII worked in her father's grocery store, 'The Barbara Store', at the intersection of Chapala and Ortega streets. She was a graduate of Santa Barbara Catholic High School and also attended the Santa Barbara College of the University of California. At age 16 she first met the young man who would later become her husband, Lewis Goodier, while on a horseback riding outing with friends at Hendry's beach. On August 22, 1950 Ann and Lew were married at the Santa Barbara Mission. They had three children and were married for 55 years. In addition to being a loving wife and devoted mother, Ann pursued a long career in fashion and clothing sales at I. Magnin and Saks Fifth Avenue department stores. She attracted a devoted clientele who came to her because of her sense of style and her gentle but uncompromising honesty. The consummate professional, Ann's greatest reward was in knowing she helped her clients look their best, and she cultivated friendships with some of Santa Barbara's most prominent citizens through her work. They found in Ann a timeless classiness, discretion, and a sympathetic ear. She retired at age 79. The time spent at work did not detract from Ann's devotion to her home and family. Ann cultivated a beautiful garden and adorned her home with flowers, ornamentals, and fruit trees. She was an ambitious cook and her home was often filled with the aroma of prime rib on Sunday evenings when the family would gather for dinner. In addition to her devotion to her husband, children, and extended family, Ann was a lover of animals: she delighted in the covies of quail that dashed about her property and in stroking her beloved cat. Ann's gentle sweetness, grace, wry humor, and unassuming integrity will be sorely missed. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and only sibling Louis F. Hengehold, and her husband Lewis E. Goodier III. She is survived by her children Lewis E. "Ward" Goodier IV of Santa Paula, CA, Nan G. Mills and her husband David of Santa Barbara, Jon L. Goodier and his wife Robyn of Austin, TX, and by her grandchildren Kai Mills and Kate, Anabelle, and Lucy Goodier. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, with whom she was very close. At Ann's request, no formal services are planned. In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara or Serenity House, both of whom the family wishes to thank for their expert care during Ann's final days.
o_Grand100214 GRAND, Berenice "Berry" Gianetta Age 73 of Lompoc, CA passed away peacefully with her family by her side during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. Berry was born on May 13, 1941 in Flushing, New York.•She was preceded in death by her parents Sylvester and Berenice Gianetta.•Berry grew up in Montecito attending San Roque and Mary Mount School for Girls where she graduated in 1958.•She married the love of her life Edward W. Grand on February 27, 1960 at the Santa Barbara Mission.•Ed and Berry moved to the Santa Ynez Valley in the early 1970's to Walking "M" Ranches where they built their dream home and raised their two sons, Ed and Mark.•She loved cooking and entertaining, and she especially loved spending time with her family and friends at their cabin on Figueroa Mountain.•Berry worked as a nurse at the Santa Ynez Valley Hospital until 1989 when the family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where Berry continued her nursing career at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.•Berry loved Hawaii and the Hawaiian way of life.•She spent most of her twenty years living on the island of Oahu, but also spent six years living in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.•Berry retired in 2006 and after a short time living in Gardnerville, Nevada she moved back to the Santa Barbara area to be closer to her family and friends. Berry is survived by her husband Edward W. Grand, her two sons and their wives, Ed and Shelley Grand, Mark and Lori Grand and her two grandsons Parker and Zachary.•She is also survived by her beloved dogs Haiku and Leilani. Services will be held on Friday, October 3 at 2:00pm at the Santa Barbara Mission with Father Charles Talley officiating.•There will be a reception immediately following at Junipero Serra Hall located at 2210 Garden Street.•Graveside services will be held at the Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara on Saturday, October 4 at 10:00am.•The Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel of Santa Barbara is handling all of the arrangements.•Memorial donations can be made in•Berenice "Berry" Grand's name•to the MD Anderson Cancer•Center for MDS Research, PO Box 4486, Houston TX 77210-4486.
o_Lucatero100214 LUCATERO, Katherine •21, a vibriant, energetic, and loving young lady whose life was full of promise, died at Stanford Medical Center on September 22, 2014. Katherine was born in Santa Barbara on April 26, 1993, and attended local schools including Cleveland Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High and was a proud alumna of Santa Barbara High School. She was attending Santa Barbara City College, taking classes in business and communications, with an interest in pursing accounting. •Katherine worked as a waitress in various restaurants and in sales and public relations with McConnell’s Ice Cream, where she attended various expos to learn how to market gluten-free products. Katherine had tremendous self-confidence. She enjoyed all types of music and dancing including folklorico, cumbias, salsa, mariachi and banda. She loved to travel, going to Cancun, Mexico, Costa Rica and New York. Katherine was proud of her family and of her achievements. She loved quality things and worked hard to achieve these things. She was a beautiful woman who was loyal, had a great sense of humor, loved to pull pranks, and yet was a humble soul who made friends easily. She always treated people with respect. She was excited about becoming a madrina - Godmother - to Zeke. She enjoyed Mexican rodeo - Jaripeo. Katherine in survived by her parents, Jes s and Maria Lucatero; siblings, Elizabeth and Jesse Lucatero; nephew, Nathan Rea, and various other relatives. She also leaves behind her boyfriend of 7 years, Jes s Uriarte. A Rosary Service will be held at Holy Cross Church on Sunday, October 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 6, 10:00 a.m., also at Holy Cross Church, followed by interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services (805) 895-8409.
o_Pangburn100214 PANGBURN, Donald F. •Donald F. Pangburn, a 55 year resident of Santa Barbara, passed away peacefully at home with his family on September 21, 2014 after battling a long illness. Don was born on August 15, 1928 in Schenectady, New York to Alonzo James Pangburn and Miriam Jackson. He is survived by Fran, his wife of 57 years; daughter Donna, son Jim (Alison), daughter Catherine, son Dave (Alisha); four grandchildren Lauren, Michael, Morgan and Kendall; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Lawrence. •Don had a life-long passion for flying and airplanes. As a young man, he served three years as a Provost Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force based at Kisarazu Air Station in Japan. He returned home to earn his private pilot license, undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aeronautical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Don met the love of his life Fran in New York and eventually moved to California where they married in 1957 and raised four children. After a three-year stint with Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, he joined GE Tempo in Santa Barbara in 1959. In 1965, Don joined General Research Corporation in Santa Barbara as a senior member of the technical staff, and worked on classified national defense projects for over 30 years before retiring in 1995. When he wasn't hard at work on challenging aeronautical projects, Don enjoyed flying, astronomy, playing golf, and the company of his family and friends. He loved his golf and jazz festival getaways, a nice glass of red wine, visits to air and space museums, and tracking the exploits of his grandchildren. Don spent many hours writing a custom software program about jet engine performance! He was known for his easy going personality as well as his sharp, analytical mind. Don will be greatly missed by those close to him and will be dearly remembered as a humble, hard-working man dedicated to providing for his family. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Foundation of Santa Barbara or the California State Honor Guard, 2800 Gateway Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Safe travels and high flight, Papa!
o_Rochlitzer100214 ROCHLITZER, Timothy Mortimer •The unimaginative would say Timothy Mortimer Rochlitzer entered this world on June 16th 1930 and left it behind September 15th 2014. What a lame gloss over that would be for a man whose life was spent poking holes in the impossible and the improbable. Driving his own hand-built race car to a speed of 246MPH on the pristine Bonneville Salt Flats gives you an idea of the man's skill and determination. •A Vienna native, at age four, his parents fled Austria to escape the war and settled in what became their beloved Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of Santa Barbara Catholic High School in 1948; Tim earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Gonzaga University. Rochlitzer served his country as an officer in the 11th Airborne Division from 1953-55, as he put it, "jumping out of perfectly good airplanes." In civilian life, he found work with Lockheed at Vandenberg Air Force Base and became the country's youngest "Launch Conductor" tasked with blastoff responsibility of numerous cold war era space projects. It was at work that he met the love of his life, Dorothy Ann Taylor. They were married in 1962 in Yakima Washington. The newlyweds settled in Santa Barbara and began a family, happily raising sons Brad and Brian until Dorothy passed away at age 40 in 1982. As a single parent, Tim brought both boys into manhood teaching them the value of hard work and living life with integrity. Infatuated and fascinated with all things mechanical, his teenage love of cars grew into a vibrant, lifelong obsession. Proud as he was pleased to be called a "hot rodder," the Santa Barbaran added "land speed racer" in 1952 after his inaugural trip to the salt flats. He earned membership in the Bonneville 200MPH Club recording a 224MPH land speed record in 1963 and then later worked relentlessly to help his two sons, Brian (262MPH) and Bradley (265MPH), join the prestigious racing club. Entranced by the ultimate rush of unlimited speed and enduring camaraderie, Rochlitzer's passion laid the foundation of his business life fabricating racecars. In 1965, he hung the True Radius Bending shingle and began a tube bending and metal fabrication business that remained in continuous operation until 2014. Stories abound about "there was never a racer that he wouldn't help" which ate away at the profit margin and regularly dented the successful business model. Tim Rochlitzer always did things his way, in his time, regardless of what anyone, or any business model had to say. You either admired, or could be driven crazy by this single, enduring attribute. He served for many years as President of the Gold Coast Racing & Roadster Club that is responsible for the founding and perpetuation of the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame (DLRHOF) that recognizes the astonishing achievements of land speed racers. His peers voted him into the DLRHOF in 1993. An avid dirt bike rider, he spent countless weekends riding in the backcountry giving his sons an early appreciation of nature and the art of two-wheel drifting. "You go where you look and keep your feet on the pegs," was an oft repeated phrase that is now a metaphor for life that his boys value. Preceded in death by wife Dorothy, brother Joseph, parents Catherine and Joseph as well as so many of his Bonneville racing extended family, a reunion for the record books must be going on as you read this. Sons Bradley (Bess), Brian (Sarah), and three grandchildren Avery, Jade and Bo, mourn his passing knowing that future has a hole in it where dad and grandpa should be. A celebration of this larger than life character will be held on October 25th, 2014, 1pm, at the Mendenhall Museum in Buellton, CA