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o_Cunning081418 CUNNING, George Michael •George Michael Cunning, beloved father and grandfather passed at 11:32 pm on August 7, 2018 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Michael, his preferred and confirmation name, was born to Patrick Henry Cunning and Mary Virginia Jacob November 18, 1935 at 8:20 am in Glendale, California. He is survived by his children, Douglas G. Cunning of San Diego, CA, Devin M. Cunning (Erin) of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Sara Cunning of Baldwin, CA, grandchildren, Nathaniel R. Penrod, Elise D. Cunning, Emily G. Cunning and Maura B. Cunning, twin brother James Cunning (Sheril) of Escondido, CA, younger brother William Cunning (Margaret) of Capistrano Beach, CA and longtime companion Gloria Hendley of Santa Barbara, CA. Michael was the 9th born of 11 children. He grew up in Glendale, California. He excelled in academic, athletic and social endeavors as a football star and senior class president at Hoover High School. He attended UCLA on an athletic scholarship playing football 1956-57 where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with honors in 1959. After college he obtained a real estate license and was a notary public. Most of his life was spent in Santa Barbara, CA where he worked as a contract negotiator at Raytheon. He enjoyed travel throughout the world, particularly to Germany and Japan where he had an affinity. As an avid reader and student of history, he delved into topics of World War I and II. When he was not reading, he was painting. He had an innate talent fostered with years of practice, he was a master with oils, acrylics and pastels with subject matters including landscapes and a specific aptitude for portraits. Classical music filled his life and was entrenched in his soul, particularly Beethoven and Mozart. He took pride in his entire family. He regaled in stories about his mother at 4'11' insisting she was 5'; His father, an attorney who studied law at Notre Dame while playing opposite Knute Rockne in a college production of Mr. Smith goes to Washington ; His twin Jim (Big), a dentist and his best friend and the wonderful personality of his younger brother Billy. He took pleasure in his sons, a computer programmer and a physician sharing his interests and insights through the decades, often in a colorful manner. In particular, later in life, he engaged in the lives of his grandchildren, and delighted in their talents as artists, musicians, athletes and thespians. Charming and dynamic, intelligent and artistic, our father will be missed by his entire family and circle of friends. Services will be held at San Roque Catholic Church, Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and Michael will be laid to rest at Santa Barbara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Arts Youth Theatricals, 3476 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, where Michael loved watching his family perform.
o_Jones081418.2 JONES, Sally A. •It is with great sadness that the family of Sally A. Jones announces her passing on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the age of 86 years. •Sally will be lovingly remembered by her two daughter's Rolinda (Alex) Alonzo, and Emily (Anthony) Reda; four grandchildren Jason Alonzo, Adam (Nikki) Alonzo, Sarah Long, Cindy (David) Beller; six great-grandchildren Rachelle, Anthony, Sierra, Aliyah, Amiyah, and Charlotte; sister-in- law Geraldine Baptista; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Sally was married and widowed three times and is preceded in death by George M. Scott (1988), Robert "Bob" A. Jones (2006) and Ron Pegg (2013). Sally was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in Stockton, CA.•She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1948.•She and her husband George were owners of Scott's Stationary Store.•The family moved to Santa Barbara in 1971 where she and George were members of the Starduster's Dance Club.•She was a secretary for the Goleta Union School District retiring in 1993. After the passing of George, Sally married Robert A. Jones in April 1993. She and Robert moved to Green Valley, AZ to enjoy their retirement.•They were members of the Elks Club. Sally was also a member of the Newcomers•Club. Sally resided in Arizona for 13 years, leaving in 2011 to be closer to her daughter Emily in Ojai, CA. She loved to shop, dance, and be with family and friends. A funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Miracles, 370 Linden Ave, Gustine, CA with internment at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on August 14, 2018 with services beginning at 10 a.m. The family would like to thank Senior Wellness Living for their loving, compassionate care of Sally.•In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
o_Radon081418 RADON, George Henry •George was born December 7, 1932 to Paul and Thelma Radon in Grants Pass, Oregon and went to be with his Lord and Savior July 28, 2018. His birthdays after 1941 were not especially happy since he lost his uncle Clyde Mastel in the bombing at Pearl Harbor. •George joined the Air Force after high school and worked as a fireman in the service. Since then he worked as a cement mason while working his way through school at Brookes Institute in Santa Barbara. After school, George became an abalone diver which ended up leading to a life on Catalina Island for 10 years. On Catalina he was a Harbor Patrolman and Shoreboat driver while continuing to enjoy a life on the ocean. In 1979 George got the opportunity to buy his nephews boat yard back in Santa Barbara and participate in the family boat building business started by his brother Ron Radon. Retiring and closing the boatyard in 1997, George was able to focus on his artwork which had been an ongoing hobby for many years and what gave him much joy. He was an active member in the Santa Barbara and Goleta art associations. George leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Ruth, daughters Carolyne and Julie, and 7 grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel on Ward Avenue, August 24 at I I am. In lieu of flowers, donations may me made to SB Rescue Mission or Transition House.