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o_Antilla082416 ANTILLA, Elden "George" Age 88 of Solvang, passed away on August 10, 2016, in Santa Barbara. George was born in Republic, Michigan on April 4, 1928. He retired to the Solvang area 30 years ago, and was a former owner of the Three Crowns Inn in Solvang. A Memorial Funeral Service with military honors will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang. Private Interment at Ivy Lawn memorial Park in Ventura. Donations may be made to Bethania Lutheran Church in George’s name. Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.
o_Haller2082416 HALLER, John Robert "J.R., Bob" (1930-2016) •John Robert (Bob) Haller, renowned California botanist, expert on western pines, inspirational teacher, and mentor, died on August 17, 2016, at home in Goleta, California. •Bob joined the faculty at the UCSB in 1957, retiring after 4 decades to serve as an educator at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden along with his wife and botanical colleague Dr. Nancy Vivrette, teaching classes, leading field trips, and continuing to inspire a new audience with a love of California's flora. He was honored as a Local Hero by the Santa Barbara Independent in 2001. Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy, and his brother, Norman Haller, along with many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Bob's life will be scheduled in the coming weeks. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bob Haller Memorial Fund at UCSB and SBBG.
o_Roberts082416 ROBERTS, Doris Beverly "Bev" •Of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving children on August 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband John. Doris was born in San Bernardino, California on May 6, 1923 to parents Cy and Mignon Lampton. She graduated from San Bernardino High School and married John, "Jack" Roberts, her high school sweetheart, on August 2,1944. Bev was a homemaker who created wonderful homes for the couple's three children, Terry, Linda, and Karin. As the wife of a home builder, Bev was used to moving to new cities as her husband's job required. The couple made homes in Redondo Beach, Fullerton, Orange, Crestline San Clemente, Flagstaff, AZ, Santa Barbara and finally Solvang when Jack retired. Each home was adorned by Bev's creative and warm touch. Bev, always organized and active, found ways to pursue her interests. While living in San Clemente, she and Jack took up golf. She became an active member of the San Clemente's Women's Golf Club and later at the Alisal Country Club in Solvang. She made many dear lifelong friends at both clubs. In addition, her talent in golf made her a desired partner. Her love for the game never diminished and she continued to compete in various tournaments. The couple's love of golf also led them on travels across the country and to Europe. Bev also had many other interests. She always found room for a vegetable and fruit garden in each of her homes and her "green thumb" was evident. Gifts from the garden always made it into the food she prepared with additional food gifts being sent home with family visitors. She had a knack for finding beauty in ordinary garden plantings. She could take any floral cuttings and arrange them into a stunning display. She volunteered many years at Cottage Hospital and then later at its affiliate thrift store "New to You" in Solvang. She was a member of her local church and also joined several ladies bridge groups forming more friendship bonds. Family was always center in Bev's life. She took care to nurture her family and is survived by her son, Terry Roberts, her daughter and son-law, Linda and Jerry Gutterman, her youngest daughter and son-law, Karin and Steve Foster, grandson, Lance Roberts, granddaughters, April Williams, Bryn Crutchfield, Leah Orquiola, Brooke Stirling, Laura Bainbridge, and Lindsey Behm, as well as fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Beverly's passing leaves a big gap in our lives. She was dearly loved and we will miss her deeply. We take comfort with the countless memories of her life and the knowledge she has gone to join her husband with the Lord. The family wishes to thank the devoted staff and nurses at Mar Villa Assisted Living for their kindness and devoted service. We are appreciative of Dr. Robert Byers for his many years of medical care and attention he gave Bev. We also greatly appreciate the staff of Assisted Healthcare and their truly dedicated service. For those who wish to honor Beverly's life, donations can be made to Assisted Healthcare or to a charity of their choice.
o_Shinn082316 SHINN, William "Bill" Francis February 1, 1934-August 17, 2016 •Bill Shinn passed away August 17, 2016 at his home in Goleta, CA. •Bill was born February 1, 1934 in Des Moines, IA to Leroy Shinn and Mary Ellen (McCarthy) Shinn. He graduated from Dowling High School and attended Drake University. Bill was a sergeant in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean Conflict. After being discharged, he worked for Union Oil Company and later went to barber school. He then married his one true love Janis and they embarked on a life full of adventure. They moved to Goleta, CA in 1961 where he established Fairview Barbers. He also served as facilities manager for the Fairview Shopping Center for many years. Bill was the 1988 Goleta Man of the Year, and served his community in many ways. He was past president of Goleta Valley Community Center and served on the board for 27 years, was a member of Santa Barbara Elks #613 for 47 years, an Optimist, a member of the Goleta Valley Historical Society and the Goleta Valley Railroad Museum, and one of the originators of the Goleta Valley Lemon Festival. Bill never met anyone he did not want to help. He and Janis loved to travel and take the back roads, snow and water ski, play tennis, and spend time at the beach. They cherished their time with family and friends at their Lake Nacimiento cabin. Bill spent time building cars and boats, and creating his own artwork. Bill is survived by his wife Janis, his 5 children: Vicky Derscheid (Ken), David Crocker (Lucille), Tom Crocker (Dee Dee), Kathy Morales (Martin), and Patrick Shinn; his 12 grandchildren: Kristen Derscheid, Mark Derscheid, Bryant Crocker, Erick Crocker, Emily Crocker, Melissa Pruden, Dustin Crocker, Maggie Crocker, Matthew Morales, Marcus Morales, Nathan Shinn, and Brandon Shinn; and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters: Mary Therese Oliver of Katy, TX, Coleen Clark of Des Moines, IA, Maxine Olsen of Marquette, MI, and Patty Jo Hall of Ventura, CA. In 2013 Bill was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). He battled this disease with grace and dignity, and with the love and support of his family and friends. Services will be held Friday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raphael's Church, 5444 Hollister, Goleta, CA, with a celebration of life immediately following at the Elk's Lodge, 150 N. Kellogg, Goleta, CA. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN, 56007, or your favorite charity.

In Memoriam

EARLE W. FAVOR The family of Earle W. Favor (who died December 21, 2016) will hold a memorial service to honor him Saturday, September 3, at 2 p.m. at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, 1455 East Valley Road, in Montecito.