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o_Fanning111517.1 FANNING, GAIL "TOPSY" Gail, fondly known as Topsy, passed away peace fully at 85 in her home on November 6, 2017; a few days after a welcomed visit from her sister Linda and brother-in-law Bruce. She survived her husband "T-Bone" by 8 years and leaves behind five children Billie Maye/Laurie, Dee, Cindy, Kathy, and Mike. Topsy cherished long distance phone calls from her many grand and great grandchildren along with calls from close friends and extended family members. She especially enjoyed watching the children play in the street in front of her home. Topsy was blessed with special friends and neighbors that looked out for her over the years. The family is so very thankful to all of you that offered so many acts of kindness to Topsy. The family is so grateful to the doctors and nurses that coordinated her healthcare with such skill and compassion. A special thank you to Hospice for enabling the family to honor Topsy's wishes to stay at home throughout her life. Topsy requested that there be no services held and that memorial contributions be made to Hospice and the SPCA.
o_Lewis111917 LEWIS, Anita Mauldin 11/3/1933 11/8/2017 A Note from Nita Written in July of 2017 I have had a good life! I am and have been blessed; family, friends and neighbors. I married the boy I fell in love with when I was 12, and we were married almost 60 years. I was blessed to have three lovely children, and one is in heaven. I got to see a good part of the world: hot air balloon over the Serengeti, I saw beautiful animals in Kenya and I also tent camped and rode a camel. In Egypt, I took a steamboat down the Nile and rode camels on the desert to see the pyramids. I walked where Jesus walked in Israel. I stood on the starting line where the first Olympics were played in Greece. I so enjoyed the British Isles. I rode a ferry from Seattle to Skagway where Perry picked us up and we drove across the Yukon to Palmer. I drank water like a dog out of the lake on Prince Edward Isle (suppose to be good for you). I am now on a journey to meet Jesus! Wish me well! I also want to express my love and appreciation for all my trips to New Mexico, Beleb and Santa Fe. I went to see my parents, then Janis and Eddy, then Carl and Mearldine so many times. I also got to see Joan, Shirley and just my wonderful home! All my trips to Washington D.C. with my grandchildren, trip to Hawaii, the cruise with my girls, also with Papa. Taking Michele to Ireland, all the trip I went on with Papa when he was Mayor. We had a good time! In all my wonderful times Jesus was there. He loved me and always took good care of me; Christ goes before you and clears the way. I am so grateful! I was always safe and never lost anything. While not traveling or going on retreats, I was a homebody. I so loved my garden, I also loved to read (lots of time with books); I cant seem to concentrate well now. I also loved to cook and we almost always had good, balanced meals, not much junk food - too expensive! We have always had company - relatives, friends, everyone loves the beach. The kids and I spent the summer on the beach. We would rush through chores then take lunch and drinks to the beach. What a lovely way to raise your children, we had a good time. Thank you, Father, for your lovely creation. I would clean house when school started! I can never express how much I love my family, pets, home and so on; I just feel bursting with love! I am so grateful. I have been loved all my life: my family near and far, friends near and far, and neighbors. So much love. I love my animals, too, and they sure love me back! Thank you doctors, nurses and etc. I so love my country and I pray every day. Anita Mauldin Lewis was born Nov. 3, 1933 and passed peacefully Nov. 8, 2017. She is survived by her daughters Janis and Dorene (Bill), grand children Brendan, Lewis, Michele, Joseph (Kristina) and Philip, also great grandson Jacob. Numerous neices, nephews, and many special friends. A celebration of Anita's life will take place on Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at 401 Calle Dia. Weather permitting there will be a paddle-out at Jelly bowl. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Visiting Nurse & Hospice.
o_Weber111917 WEBER, Norman Louis With his family by his side, Norman Louis Weber went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 1, 2017. Norman was born April 17, 1928, in St. Albans, Queens, NY to Michael and Mildred Weber. He was the youngest of three children. Norman came to California at the age of 17 and worked in the Central Valley before settling in Santa Barbara. He joined the Navy Seabees at Port Hueneme, CA and became a 2nd class Petty Officer. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan in the early 1950's. Before coming to California and while he was still in high school he helped his father build many brick fireplaces for multiple homes in Levittown, NY. This was something he was proud of. Due to his interest in construction and bricklaying, he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and studied architecture. It was during this time that he met Frances Louise Garcia and they eventually married in 1954 at the Old Mission Santa Barbara. Together they had three children; Michael (born 1955), Carrie (born 1958), and Dale (born 1963). After starting a family, Norman became a Masonry Contractor and continued in that field until late into his 70's. He loved his work, and many of the homes he owned were laced with his artistry of brick and stonework. Being a skilled craftsman, he built a family home in Santa Barbara in the 1950's, and thoroughly remodeled every family home they lived in. He generously worked on the homes of his three children and helped anyone else whose homes needed his expertise. Many of his accomplishments can still be seen throughout Santa Barbara, in many homes in Montecito and Hope Ranch, along with structures such as Rabobank, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Samarkand, Sunset Hotel, and other local buildings. He and his family spent many extended vacations in the Mammoth Lakes and Lake Tahoe area in the 1960's-70's. He built a cabin on the shore of Copco Lake in northern California that was also a family place of refuge and recreation. Norman enjoyed exploring the outdoors and was always eager to take the camper and motorcycles out for a trip. One such trip was down the Baja peninsula with his son Mike, and another to Alaska with his son Dale. He loved New York and was fortunate enough to take a trip back there a few years ago to visit his old stomping grounds. Norman was often known for his cement-covered truck and various amusing hats. Norman enjoyed helping people and spent some time volunteering to help the homeless guests at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission. Over the years, Norman regularly attended St. Raphael Church, Calvary Chapel, Goleta Community Covenant Church, and most recently Santa Barbara Community Church. Norman is survived by his wife, Frances, children and their spouses, Mike Weber (Kim), Carrie Little (Thorn), Dale Weber (Rebecca), grandchildren Dusty Weber (Bailey) and Colby Weber (Lindsey), Nicole Little (fianc Spencer Bolton) and Matthew Little (Kelsey), and one great-grandson, Emerson Weber. We will miss our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. Until we meet again, Pop! In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission in Norman's name. A ceremony to honor Norman's life will be held on Saturday, November 25 at 2 pm in the Main Lounge of Vista Del Monte located at 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara.