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CRAMBLIT, Lue Donald Lue Cramblit passed away in Montecito, CA on August 17, 2017. He was a resident of Montecito for 24 years and before that he resided in Pasadena for 33 years. Lue was born on May 19, 1925 in Ottumwa, Iowa to William Cramblit and Miggie Mackenzie Cramblit. He attended Northwestern University, where he was in the Sigma Chi fraternity and graduated with a BS in business administration. In 1953, he graduated from the University of Iowa School of law. After working in the investment business for short periods in Des Moines and Chicago, Lue moved to Los Angeles in in 1956, where he met and married Geraldine (Jerry) Williamson. They settled in Pasadena where they raised their two daughters, Ann and Amy and spent many happy years. Lue’s first position in Los Angeles was with Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company in the investment department. He soon moved to Lionel D. Edie and Company as an investment counselor and spent the next 35 years in the business -- the first 15 with Edie and the last 20 with Cramblit & Carney, a firm he founded with Dick Carney in 1974. His primary business focus was the management of stock and bond portfolios for public and private retirement funds, endowment funds and insurance companies in Southern California. Lue was proud of his wonderful wife, family and his business accomplishments. His other fond memories included his four brothers and sisters, his hometown friends and the other friends he met along the way, particularly his Northwestern fraternity brothers, his business associates at Edie and Company and Cramblit & Carney. Lue was a golfer and enjoyed playing with his pals at Annandale and The Valley Club of Montecito. He was a member of the California Club for 30 years and spent many happy hours there. Notable accomplishments include four holes in one, two at Annandale and two at Valley Club. He also attended 35 consecutive Rose Bowl Games. His charitable contributions include the Cramblit Family Foundation, which will be continued by his survivors. Lue is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jerry Williamson Cramblit, two daughters Ann Olson and Amy Magnuson (Rick), and seven grandchildren – Charles, Molly, (Matt), Max, Bill, Brad, Brooke and Natalie. A service will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 25 at All-Saints-by-the Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: The Braille Club of Santa Barbara and All-Saints-by-the-Sea.
DANA, Margaret Florence Born Margaret Florence Bodnar, December 30 1922 in Toledo, Ohio. Passed away August 10 2017. Predeceased by her father, Charles Bodnar in 1975 and her mother Elizabeth Bodnar in 1960. Also preceded in death by her sister Ethel, and brothers, Chuck, Frank, Jim, and Bob. Mom was born in Toledo, and raised in Marion, Ohio, one of 7 children. All but one sibling are now gone from this life. The family shared many happy years together, even when the specter of World War 11 hung over the world. The family later moved to California. Mom married George Dana on June 25, 1955, and they had the two children (Stephen Dana and Barbara Kuehne). They shared married life for 50 years, until Dad passed away in October of 2005. Margaret was a secretary during her single years, becoming a loving mom and homemaker after marrying Dad. She again became a secretary, working for Hughes Aircraft in the 1980's, until retiring with Dad to Lancaster in 1996. She passed away at Mission Terrace Skilled Nursing facility, after a long series of illnesses. In addition to her two children, she is survived by her younger sister Frances Akin, and two grandsons, Adrian and James Kuehne. Viewing and Vigil are planned for Friday, August 25th from 5-8pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated August 26th, 9:00am at San Roque Catholic Church. A private burial service is pending. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in her name to be sent to the Alzheimer's Association.
MACHIN, Amparo Caignet Amparo Caignet Machin passed away on August 15, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. The youngest of three daughters, Amparo was born October 25, 1925 in Baracoa, Cuba to Veremundo and Josefa Caignet, who owned coffee and banana plantations. She attended the Institute of Havana and upon graduating remained in Havana where she taught geography and history. In September of 1949 Amparo married attorney, Tomas Machin, becoming stepmother to his daughter Eyda, and in 1955 Tomas was born, followed four years later with the birth of Jorge Luis. In 1962 the rapidly deteriorating political situation in Cuba forced Amparo and Tomas to leave everything behind, and with their children they moved to the United States, initially settling in Miami. In 1964 the family was sponsored by St. Mark's Methodist Church and relocated to Santa Barbara. The family have always been grateful to the church community for all the help they were given and the lifetime of friendships which supported them through both good and difficult times, including the deaths of Tomas in 1991 and Jorge in 2011. Initially Amparo worked at Mission Casket Company as a seamstress and Tomas worked as a janitor at Cottage Hospital. Eventually, Amparo became a secretary in the Pathology Department of Cottage Hospital and retired after 20 years and Tomas became the manager of the stockroom of the hospital and retired in 1983. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of Amparo's friends and the staff of Heritage House and Assisted Hospice Care who have been so supportive. Amparo is survived by son Tomas Machin and daughter-in-law Muriel Machin of Lompoc; granddaughters Diane Machin of Manhattan, and Denise Machin of Claremont; daughter Eyda Machin of Paris, France; and nieces Josefina Perez of Glendale, and Belkis Myer of Laguna Niguel. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 25 at Goleta Cemetery (44 South San Antonio Road) immediately followed by a luncheon. Friends who wish to attend the luncheon are asked to contact the family. Arrangements are being handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary in Goleta.
o_Wheeler082217.1 WHEELER, Jack Alan Jack was born on January 21, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Santa Barbara at age 6. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1959 and attended Santa Barbara City College. He was licensed as a commercial pilot and transported class a explosives for the Dept. of Defense during the Vietnam War. Jack worked in real estate sales and then was employed as loan officer and real estate appraiser by Home Savings and Washington Mutual/Great Western Bank over a span of 30 years plus. Jack passed away on July 5, 2017 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo from pneumonia and respiratory complications. Memorial Service being held at Welch-Ryce- Haider Chapel on August 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm. He will be missed by his family and friends. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.