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o_Gutzmann041514 GUTZMANN, Carolyn Warner •Passed away peacefully in her home early in the morning of Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at the age of 81. Being a native Santa Barbaran, she lived, worked, and raised her family here for most of her life. •After her successful bookkeeping career in title insurance, retirement allowed Carolyn more time for her true passions: knitting, baking, reading, spending time with her numerous friends and family, and caring for her two cats. She was younger sister to Celia (Dick) Williams and twin to Lucille (Bob) Tico. She spent nearly 11 years in Wisconsin during her marriage to Don Gutzmann, and then raised her two daughters, Ginny and Lori, and two sons, Gregg and Corey, together with her maternal family in Santa Barbara. While Ginny (Kevin) Campbell passed away in 2004, she is further survived by her grandchildren, Alicia (Patrick) Manning and Noah Campbell and four great grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 between 1 and 5 p.m. at Oak Park Friendship Grove. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, or to Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) of Santa Barbara. Many thanks to the numerous individuals and groups who cared for her through her illness, including Hospice of Santa Barbara, Food from the Heart, and SB Visiting Nurses.
o_Johnston041614 JOHNSTON, Owen Granville •Passed away on April 2nd, 2014 at his Santa Ynez Valley ranch home. Owen was born in Taft, California on December 29, 1920. He grew up there, spending summers at the family's cabin in the Sierras. He graduated from Stanford University in 1942 in business administration, and was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. During WWII, he worked in production control at Douglas Aircraft in Los Angeles. After becoming engaged to Gay Gunterman of Calexico, California, he spent time sailing around the world as a purser with the Merchant Marine. Soon after his return and marriage in 1946, he began building what would become their family's home for more than 35 years in the hills above Santa Barbara. Owen worked with Bohnett Woodworking until he became a CPA in 1961, joining fraternity brother Anthony Guntermann to form Guntermann, Johnston, Ball, and Thompson. He later became CFO of Sambos Restaurants; during his tenure, the company grew to over 1,000 restaurants, and was eventually traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He retired in 1980 after purchasing land in Happy Canyon, which would become La Sonrisa Ranch, his treasured home for the rest of his life. Owen participated in community organizations including Semana Nautica and the Junior Chamber of Commerce while living in Santa Barbara. He was also president of the Tri-Counties CPA Society. Owen served in many capacities on the Board of the Santa Ynez Valley Health Care Foundation and helped forge an affiliation with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Owen also sat on the Boards of Directors of Wood Glen Hall and the Rehabilitation Institute. He especially enjoyed his time on the Cottage Health System Board, serving on many committees during his nine-year tenure. He traveled throughout his life, beginning with cross-country trips as a boy in the back of a Model A and later to many foreign countries with his wife, Gay. Owen loved automobiles, animals and his grandchildren. Almost every family album includes several photos of him in his latest convertible sports car, or with a beloved animal or child by his side. Owen is survived by his wife of 68 years, Gay; sons Owen (Beverly) and Brad (Janet); daughter Kathy (Bruce); five grandchildren and one great- grandchild. A celebration of Owen's life will be held on Saturday, May 10th, at 12:30 in the Sycamore Room at the Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SYV Cottage Hospital Foundation or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.
o_Waugh041614 WAUGH, Elizabeth E. •96, a native of Santa Barbara passed away April 13, 2014. "Liz" was born August 4, 1917 to Fred and Pearl Stevens, she lived all but a couple of years on her family ranch in Santa Barbara. •Fred Stevens was County Supervisor as well as active in bringing water to the Goleta Valley in the early 50's via the Cachuma Lake and Bradbury Dam. •Liz was active in sports during her years at Santa Barbara High School, earning her lettered sweater as did all of her friends playing baseball, basket- ball and volleyball. These same friends after high school casually formed The Variety Club in 1937 the year they graduated and met once a month. They participated in a variety of activities throughout town-roller skating, miniature golf, movies and so forth. In 1986 the group celebrated their 50th Anniversary and continued to meet mostly for lunch at each other homes, then as the years progressed they went to restaurants.. until their health would no longer permit. Liz and a few others met up into their late 80's continuing to meet for lunch. Liz loved golf and played from the time she was in her 40's. She and husband Charlie Waugh enjoyed many years as members of Santa Barbara Elks Lodge, The San Marcos Country Club, The Valley Country Club in Lompoc and also as members at La Cumbre Country Club for over 40 years, enjoying golf and bridge in it's lovely setting. Liz was also a member of The Sandpiper Women's Golf Club and won many awards playing golf over the years at these clubs..one of her hobby's was playing at as many golf courses as she could, she made it to 126 around the country. Liz married Charlie R. Waugh in March 5, 1950 he preceded her in death in 1996, she was also preceded in death by her three brothers William Stevens, Robert Stevens and Warren Stevens. Local survivors include nieces and nephews, Carol Ann Van Fossen-Knight and her husband Tim Knight, Heather Van Fossen, Lorren Van Fossen and wife Lina, Linda Stevens, Dickie Stevens, Dondi Stevens and wife Joliene, Virginia and Ron Cline, Bobbi and David Gamble, Susie and Duane Serritslev, and many great nieces and nephews. Private Graveside Services Pending. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.