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BERTERO, Ann Gibson 75, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at home in Solvang CA, of natural causes. She was born July 16, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA to Alfred T. Gibson Jr. and Dixie Clayton Lazenby. She grew up in Los Angeles, attending Marymount High School and Mt. Saint Mary's. She married James B. Bertero on August 26, 1961. They raised their family in San Marino, moved to La Jolla, and settled in Solvang in 1997. Ann was a devoted and active Catholic, a loving wife and mother, and a tireless volunteer over five decades at Los Angeles County Women's Hospital, Los Angeles; U.S. Forest Service, Angeles National Forest; Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena; Scripp's Hospital, San Diego; and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, Solvang, spreading her light and love to all who crossed her path. Survived by her husband of 52 years; one daughter, Lisa Palmer (Steve); two sons, Jim Jr. (Jackie) and Tom(Elisabeth); sister Carol Cash; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Brendan and Ian Palmer, Christine, Corinne, Sarah, Colin and Sophia Bertero. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12 p.m., at Old Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang. A reception following mass will be held at the Solvang Veteran's Memorial Hall. Committal at Oak Hill Cemetery, Ballard, CA, will be private. Contributions may be made in Ann's memory to the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, 920 E. Alhambra Road, Alhambra, CA 91801. Loper Funeral Chapel, Ballard, CA, directors.
BILODEAU, Jules Arthur Joseph 83 of Surprise, Arizona and formerly of Santa Barbara, California passed away into the arms of Jesus on August 17, 2014 with his family by his side. Jules was born on July 28,1931 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Oscar and Angelina Bilodeau. Jules is the beloved husband of Catherine Bilodeau (nee Williams) for over 59 years. He is also survived by his loving three children and one daughter-in-law, Ann and David Douglas, Steven and Leslie Bilodeau, Joan and John Xanthakis and Lisa Bilodeau; fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one brother Conrad and Marge Bilodeau and many nieces and nephews. Jules is preceded in death by one son, John Bilodeau. Jules served his country honorably during the Korean War Era in the United States Air Force. Before retirement Jules worked as an engineer defense contractor for Raytheon Co. for 33 years. Jules will be truly missed and forever loved. A Funeral mass will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 25, 2014 at St. Rafael Parish in Santa Barbara, California. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California. Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapels is in charge of arrangements.
LYONS, Evelyn Evelyn Lyons, 98, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 18th, 2014 after a long and happy life. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1916, Evelyn was the youngest of eight children. She married the love of her life, Edward Lyons, in 1941 and had two sons, Hal of Phoenix, Arizona and Steve of Santa Barbara. Their years together in Los Angeles were filled with raising their two sons, maintaining an active building business, and showing their concern for others through their philanthropy. They were active members of Brentwood Country Club as well. Her love of music, golf, bridge, and her family sustained her upon the death of Eddie in 1988. Evelyn moved to Santa Barbara in 2006 where she lived at Maravilla Retirement Community. Evelyn had a quick wit, a lively sense of humor, the gift of gab, and made friends wherever she went. She loved kids, especially her seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Evelyn will be missed by her two sons and their families, Hal and Nanette Lyons and their four adult children Tami, Jessica, and Matthew Lyons and Rebecca and Aaron Pelto, and Steve and Cindy Lyons and their three adult children, Jake, Scott, and Amanda. A special thanks to Yolanda Buzo for her compassionate and constant care of Evelyn for the last few years as well as to Cyndi Silverman for her love and kindness to help Evelyn through her final days. We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Tom Prendiville for his assistance and dedication to The Lyons Family. In lieu of flowers, Evelyn would have appreciated contributions to the local ADL, Tri Counties Anti Defamation League Office located at 1528 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or CALM located at 1236 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Per Evelyn's wishes, there will not be any memorial service. Instead, wear blue one day and think of Evelyn. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
McCLARAN, Patricia 1931-2014 Carmel, CA Patricia "Patty" McClaran died peacefully in her sleep late Thursday evening, August 14th, 2014 after a yearlong illness. She was 83. Patty, along with her identical twin sister Ann, was born February 7th, 1931 in Washington, D.C., to Rear Admiral John Walter (USN) and Stephana McClaran. They grew up in Honolulu HI, where they attended Punahou School, and later lived in Santa Barbara, where they graduated from Laguna Blanca School and attended UCSB. An avid lover of horses, Patty spent her childhood riding her triple gaited quarter horse Good Companion through the Southern California hills. She also shared childhood memories of learning to surf on Waikiki Beach, combing for shells in the Florida Keys, walking to school in Coronado and playing tennis, an activity she enjoyed through adulthood, playing at several athletic clubs in Northern California A resident of Orinda, California for more than 25 years, Patty provided a supportive and loving home environment for her four children. In later years, Ms. McClaran was active in retail management throughout California. She was a manager for the Books, Inc. chain in San Francisco and Carmel and she was also responsible for revamping and directing the Museum Store for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. In her spare time she enjoyed pottery and art, working out at the Mission Ranch, and trips to London, Paris and New York with members of her family.• When at home, Patty loved cooking, staying current with politics and was always in the middle of a good book. Patty was described by friends and family as the epitome of grace and courage - especially during her difficult final year. Even in the face of her darkest days, she maintained an incredible sense of humor and humility. Her spirit of kindness had a unique and profoundly positive influence on all those around her. Ms. McClaran was preceded in death by her half-sister Lt. Jane Cassedy and her half-brother Col. William Cassedy. She is survived by her brother Commander Stephen McClaran of Chapel Hill, NC, and her sister Ann Brown Hart of Sheridan, WY. She will also be greatly missed by her children: Paul (Misty) Dini of Burbank, CA, Bruce (Elizabeth) Dini of Carmel, CA, Jane (Robert "Skip" Smith) Dini-Smith Ph.D., of Grosse Pointe, MI, and Stephen (Lisa) Dini of Mill Valley, CA, her grandchildren, Caitlin and Matthew Dini, Peter Smith, and Anne and Louisa Dini, and cherished nephews and nieces. The family is planning a memorial service and celebration of life to be held in San Francisco on Sunday, September 14. They ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Mission Mortuary of Monterey. www.missionmortuary.com