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o_Croft032419 CROFT JR., Richard G. 79, died peacefully at his home in Montecito, CA on October 13, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Richard was born on December 14, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Richard G. Croft and Jean Brooke Riley of New York City and Greenwich, CT. Richard grew up between Greenwich, CT and New York, attending the Greenwich Country Day School, New York's Buckley School and Avon Old Farms. He attended the Columbia School of Broadcasting before joining the United States Army Quartermaster Corps, stationed in Okinawa, Japan from 1959 to 1963. After his military service, he worked for several years at Manufacturers Hanover Bank & Trust in New York and the Bank of America in San Francisco, before committing himself full time to enjoying his life and family. Richard lead a full and adventurous life, establishing homes in New York City; Manila, Philippines; San Francisco; Norfolk, CT, Los Angeles and Ojai before settling in Montecito. Richard was a former board member of Santa Barbara's Lobrero Theater; his clubs and patronages included the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club; The University Club of Santa Barbara; The Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the State Street Ballet. An avid traveller who loved to explore Europe, the Far East and Africa, Richard also enjoyed sourcing hard-to-find collectables for his vast and varied collections of Wild West Arts, Britons lead toy soldiers, bull whips, contemporary art and first edition books. A modern interpretation of a Renaissance man, Richard enjoyed a well-rounded and casually-paced regimen of reading, classic MGM musicals, gospel music, the films of John Ford and autobiographical research into the lives of General MacArthur and Winston Churchill. Richard was predeceased by his wife Teresita Enriquez Croft (1936-2001) and is survived by his sons, Richard Graham Croft III and John Graham Croft of Montecito, CA; his sister Sybil Croft-Nikolic and brother-in-law Jovan Nikolic of Santa Barbara; daughter-in-law Heidi Milan Croft and his grandchildren Brandon Steven Croft and Alana Vashti Croft, all of Santa Barbara. A devoted father and grandfather, Richard attended every baptism, birthday and graduation, even when his children and grandchildren were living abroad. Locally, Richard was often seen at Santa Barbara's Cafe Del Sol, enjoying himself with friends and family.
o_Galvin032419 GALVIN, Arthur James Arthur James Galvin, 92, a long-time resident of La Cumbre Mobile Estates, passed away on March 12, 2019. Art, as he was known to his friends, was born on January 18, 1927, in Victoria, British Columbia. He was the youngest of three children of Edward and Bernadette (Clark) Galvin. He had two older sisters, Mary and Frances. One of Art's first jobs was at age 14, serving as a porter at the famous Empress Hotel in Victoria. This started his long and enjoyable career in hotel service. In 1947, Art married Grace Gillian; they had a son named Michael. The couple divorced shortly afterwards. In 1951, Art married Sylvia Yaseyko, a fellow employee of the Empress. In their spare time, the two enjoyed camping, fishing and panning for gold. Art worked for the Canadian Pacific Hotels company, owner of the Empress Hotel, for 20 years, finishing as assistant manager. In 1967, Art and Sylvia relocated to Santa Barbara. Art accepted management position with Casa Dorinda, where he continued until he retired. For a time, Art also managed the La Cumbre Mobile Estates. His wife Sylvia passed away in 2006. Arthur Galvin was intelligent, warm, courteous and kind. Always well- dressed, he was careful and precise. Art was very proud of being an American citizen. He was a loyal friend and trusted neighbor, and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Art leaves behind one son, Michael Dyer, in Canada, and a host of Canadian nieces and nephews. His ashes will be inurned at the Santa Barbara Cemetery with those of his wife. By his request, there will be no religious services. A celebration of his life will be held at a future time.
o_Lawrence031519 LAWRENCE, George W. 03/17/1928 - 03/05/2019 George W. "Alex" Lawrence 03/17/1928-03/05/2019. A long time resident of Santa Barbara, died in a tragic automobile accident in Peoria, Az, on March 5, 2019 where he resided at the time. He was born in Toronto, Canada to George W. Lawrence and Ann Tanner Lawrence. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is survived by his devoted wife of 26 years, Kathleen O'Brien-Lawrence. Five step-daughters: Nancy Peterson-Holt (Matt ). Laura B. Seacrest, Jeanne Peterson, Kim Morris and Sarah Seacrest ( Grandson, Ian Hiner) . He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 42 years, Jeanne Lanphier Lawrence with whom he had four children: Susan A. Roughgarden (Jeff) George W. Lawrence. Stephen L. Lawrence ( Kathy) and William C. "Guy" Lawrence (Jenna), eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was also preceded in death by his only sibling, Betty Ann Widdrington (Lawrence). Two nieces: Cindy Widdrington and Stacy Widdrington Belgue (Bill) both of Toronto, Canada. Mr. Lawrence had an illustrious career in Engineering: while at Delco Electronics, Goleta, CA., he headed up the guidance system for the Titan Missile program (NASA.). He was the President of Liquid X-tal Display, Cleveland, Ohio, and vice-president of Bata Engineering, Toronto, Canada. Mr. Lawrence's social and philanthropic endeavors included: Boswell Hospital, The Sun Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, N. W. Valley Engineer's Club, Lakes East Golf Club and All Souls of the Desert Episcopal Church: all in the greater Phoenix Area. His hobbies included : world-wide travel, classic books, Opera, golf and more golf, gym workouts and swimming both pleasure and competitive where he earned the gold medal in the 50 freestyle for men over 80 yrs. old at the USMS Senior Olympics. Services in Arizona were held on his 91st birthday: March 17, 2019, at the Montecito Senior Living Residences in Peoria, AZ.
o_Mito032019 MITO, Thomas T. Tom passed away on March 6, 2019 and was born on November 1, 1915. Tom touched the lives of all who knew him, and was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 11:00am at Bethany Congregational Church, 556 N. Hope Ave. in Santa Barbara. Donations can be made to Bethany Church Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels
o_Ramsey032219 RAMSEY, Jon R. February 24, 1942-March 9, 2019 Jon Ramsey, age 77, passed away peacefully at home in Goleta, California, on March 9, 2019.Jon was born on February 24, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frederick and Miriam Ramsey.He grew up in Gates Mills, Ohio, where he attended University School. Jon was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2016.He faced this diagnosis and ensuing three plus years with the same style and grace that he exhibited every day of his life, and until his last breath was a thoughtful, kind, generous, optimistic, intellectually curious, and loving husband, father, and friend.Jon was a gentle man with a gentle soul, and a deep love for the written and spoken word, whose most cherished goal in life was to be a generous spirited person who always wanted to improve the lives of people in his "little corner of the world." Jon received his B.A. (English, history, and pre-med studies) from San Diego State College/University in 1965, his M.A. (English) from University of California, Riverside in 1966, and Ph.D from University of California, Riverside (Romantic, Victorian, and early-modern British literature) in 1972. He began his teaching career as Teaching Assistant at UC Riverside (1965-1967) and then at UC Santa Barbara (1969-1976) first as Acting Assistant Professor English then Assistant Professor of English.He found teaching at UC Santa Barbara rewarding, and made many life-long friends during these years, but also often referred to the period as a "tumultuous time," with student protests on campus and a massive oil spill threatening the beaches. Jon accepted positions of Assistant Professor of English (1977-1981) and Associate Professor of English (1981-2004) at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he taught introductions to English Literature, poetry, and fiction, as well as Romantic and American literature, depictions of childhood in literature, Franz Kafka, William Blake, the grotesque in literature, and Edgar Allan Poe. In 1980, he organized the national symposium " With Corroding Fires: William Blake as Poet, Printmaker and Painter" hosted by Skidmore College and Union College.He created and taught in Skidmore College's London Program for Juniors (Spring 1997) and London Program for Freshmen (Fall 2002).In his final year at Skidmore, Jon taught the Honors Forum senior seminar: Research Writing and Epistemologies Across the Disciplines. Jon became interested in Administration and was appointed Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Academic Affairs at Skidmore College (1981-1994) and Coordinator of Winter Term (1981-85).As Dean of Studies and Associate Dean of Students at Skidmore College (1994-2004) he also served as Director of Academic Advising, Director of Internships, and Director of Skidmore London Programs.During his 27 years at Skidmore, Jon was instrumental in the creation and implementation of numerous guidelines, policies, and programs, including Classroom Protocols, the Office of International Programs, and the Honors Forum.The annual Honors Forum Lecture, launched in 1999, was renamed the Jon Ramsey Honors Forum Lecture upon his retirement. From 1981-2004 Jon served on the advisory boards of Beaver College/ Arcadia College Programs Abroad and Butler University Programs Abroad and was a member and frequent contributor to the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).He also served on the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Academic Council (1997-2000) and as U.S. Advisor to the Advanced Studies in England (Bath) (2001-2004). Upon retirement from Skidmore College, Jon and his wife Kitty moved to Santa Barbara, California.Retirement never took hold and from 2005-2006 he served as Director of Policy, Publications, and Analysis in the Graduate Division of UC Santa Barbara.In the fall of 2006, he returned to teaching as Lecturer in the Writing Program at UC Santa Barbara where he taught, until his retirement in 2014, courses in first-year and sophomore-level composition, advanced composition, business writing, and writing for the humanities.He also organized and led numerous faculty panels on a variety of pedagogical topics. During Jon's career, he published numerous articles and book chapters (William Wordsworth, Ernest Dowson, student plagiarism) and co-edited two books on literature, writing and administrative issues, authored many academic papers, and participated in panels, exhibitions, and presentations on behalf of Skidmore College, UC Santa Barbara, and IES.Upon retirement, Jon wrote the undergraduate textbook Business Writing Scenarios: Writing from the Inside, published by Bedford/St. Martin's (2016). Jon is survived by his loving partner in life and wife of 30 years Kitty, his beloved daughters Kathy and Alison, sons-in-law Andrew and Jason, granddaughter Martha,brother and sister-in-law Ted and Jean Ramsey, and extended family who, though separated by geographical distance, remained dear to his heart.Jon was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Miriam Ramsey, his sister Judy, and his former wife, and mother of his daughters, Martha Neal-Brown. The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses, aides, staff members, and volunteers of The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Sansum Clinic, Cottage Hospital, Assisted Hospice Care, and Hospice of Santa Barbara for their professional and compassionate assistance in caring for our beloved Jon.We extend heartfelt thanks, as well, to our many friends and neighbors who provided much needed comfort and support. Burial will be private at the convenience of family.A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, in the Lounge Room of the Encina Royale Clubhouse, 250 Moreton Bay Lane, Goleta, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jon's name to one of the following organizations dear to Jon's heart: ASAP Cat Shelter, 5473 Overpass Rd., Goleta, CA 93111; KCET public television (kcet.org); Assisted Hospice Care, 302 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
o_Rose032419 ROSE, Donald Arthur As the sun rose on the morning of February 8, 2019, Donald Arthur Rose (Don) peacefully passed away surrounded by his beautiful orchids at the Serenity House and was reunited with his beautiful wife, Linda and precious daughter, Lindsay. Don was born on August 25, 1951 and grew up on Rancho Buena Vista near Tucker's Grove. He moved with his parents, Arthur and Ethel; his older brother, Richard; younger sister Christine and his baby brother, Timothy from Santa Monica when he was 5 years old. The Rose family spent many happy days on their ranch, enjoying picnics and hiking at Tucker's Grove. Don also enjoyed many long summer days surfing with his friends at College Point, Sands, and Jalama. After Don's parents retired, Don, Richard and Tim purchased the house from their parents and lived there together until Richard and Tim got married. Don loved the Rancho Buena Vista where he spent the rest of his life gardening and tending to his exotic collection of orchids. He attended Cathedral Oaks School, as well as Goleta Valley JH, La Colina JH, and San Marcos High School. He graduated from UCSB with a BS degree in Physics. Don had a long professional career as a freelance technical writer. Don worked at many local technology companies and institutions, including Delco, Digital Sound, Sputtered Film, Vetronix, and most recently FLIR. Don met his future wife, Linda Marie Hollenhorst, while at Delco. Don and Linda married in Santa Barbara on July 7, 1990. They were blessed when their daughter, Lindsay Anne Rose, entered their lives on February 17, 1994. Lindsay had a beautiful childhood growing up in Goleta and excelled academically and athletically. The Rose family spent many happy days on the softball field with Lindsay as an outstanding player, Don coaching, and Linda cheering them on with friends in the stands. Don's two-plus decades of coaching softball started simply as a father coach to his daughter Lindsay with Goleta Valley Girls Softball Association (GVGSA). He later became the head coach of the JV Girls softball at Dos Pueblos High School and coached there until 2018. Don also helped coach the Central Coast Express, a travel club team comprised of girls from Goleta to Paso Robles. Coach Don's commitment, humor and strength were truly an inspiration to many of the hundreds of young ladies and their families that had the privilege to have him as their coach. Don was a member of the Jazz Combo Workshop directed by Kim Collins off and on for nearly 20 years. In that time, he worked on mastering improvisation on the trumpet, playing many beautiful lines in harmony with his combo mates. He will be greatly missed by his friends in the class especially Court, Erik, Bill, Gretchen, Jim, Dan, Tom and Manny, who all joined him in recent years in his combo that performed in many jazz concerts. Don enjoyed F1 racing which he literally followed to Austin, Indy, Montreal, Spa, Long Beach, and Japan. He was proud of his Ferrari hat and stock he had in the company. In the last 10 years of his life, Don faced the most traumatic and sorrowful situations that life can present: the loss of a beloved child followed by the loss of a loving spouse and partner and then diagnosis of his own terminal illness. Throughout it all, Don displayed remarkable courage and good grace. He was never bitter, resentful or self-pitying. Following the loss of their daughter, Don and Linda's marriage grew even stronger. When Linda became ill, Don was a devoted and selfless caretaker. Don's special courage in the face of the most wrenching challenges that life can present was a true inspiration to all who knew him. The Rose family would like to extend their appreciation to the many loyal friends who have offered their support during his courageous battle with cancer and a very special thank you to all of the nurses at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, and Ridley Tree Cancer Center and Serenity House who provided such compassionate care during his final days. He is survived by his younger brother Timothy Rose; sisters-in-law: Beata Rose, Kathy Rose, Kathy Howell and brother-in-law Brad Howell. Don is predeceased by his wife, Linda; his daughter, Lindsay; his parents Arthur and Ethel; his brother, Richard; his sister, Christine and mother-in -law, Ceil. Don's family and friends will gather at Tucker's Grove area 2 on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00pm to share our love and memories of Don. Food and refreshments will be provided; please email your questions to Gaby at rosesinsb@gmail.com. In his memory, please donate to Ridley Tree Cancer Center, Serenity House of Santa Barbara, Goleta Valley Library, or Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy.
o_Ryczek032419 RYCZEK, Jimmie LeRoy A true LEGEND has passed! Jimmie LeRoy Ryczek was born June 1, 1942 at St. Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara. His childhood was spent in both California and Illinois. He attended school in Porterville, CA and then returned home to his beloved S.B. Jimmie grew up on the Mesa in Santa Barbara, which he considered his "turf". He knew practically everyone and was known to many as "The Mayor of the Mesa." He was independent and resourceful, having memorized and mastered the MTD bus schedules, riding his bicycle or walking, Jimmie set off on adventures from Carpinteria to Goleta and everywhere in between. To Jimmie, there was no such thing as a "stranger". He made friends everywhere he went. His unconditional love of everyone he met, was truly an inspiration. Jimmie helped his dad, and great friend Benji Cheverez with job site clean-up in the family's plastering business. Chester, Benji and Jimmie were known to load up and head to Mexico for some amazing fishing adventures. While in Mexico Jimmie developed a taste for lobster, very affordable in Mexico, but his frugal dad said Jimmie ordered lobster every time they went out for dinner state-side at exuberant prices. Jimmie's parents, Uncle Bob, several other parents and local businesses were instrumental in donating materials and labor in the actual establishment and building of Alpha School. It was amazing how that building went up as a community effort. Jimmie excelled with many happy years at Alpha. Jimmie continued to thrive as he worked and was benefitted by several local organizations from supported employment companies such as PathPoint, Tri-Counties Regional Center, and the amazing Santa Barbara Recreation Adaptive Programs. In 1972 Casa Omega was built, with the assistance and contribution of Jimmie's dad. Jimmie moved into Casa Omega as one of the original six "Band of Brothers" where for 40 years, he resided, gardened, traveled, camped, fished and that was just the weekends. As part of Casa Omega, Carrie and Norman Gordon and Ernie M. Acosta as his extended family, were as close or closer- as any biological family could ever be. The true love and care continued beyond his living at Casa Omega. Norman, Carrie and Ernie were true blessings to all the men, and especially Jimmie. Jimmie's love for and knowledge of classic cars was impressive. He made life-long friends with his beloved "Car Guys." Every week Bobby Hawkins (The Hawk) and other members met up with Jimmie at Burger King and later at Chick-fil-a! Jimmie will be missed. Due to medical needs, Jimmie moved to Hillside House. The team there not only provided excellent care, but also supported Jimmie's independence and MTD travel throughout the community. The amazing residents and staff became yet another part of Jimmie's extended family. Jimmie cherished all animals, especially dogs and cats. He loved his sister's dogs, and they loved him. When it came to presents, Jimmie delighted in "quantity" and his sister provided bulging bags filled with wrapped goodies for him to unwrap which he did with lightning speed. Donna took him on a vacation to Chicago to visit his cousins and he returned a Chicago Bears fan for life! Jimmie loved bingo, going shopping, and finding treasures. His Diabetes precluded visits to his favorite fast food haunts, but he'd occasionally sneak out to Burger King, Chick-fil-a, or McDonalds. It's a bit of comfort knowing that he passed doing what he loved best a morning of shopping & lunch at McDonald's. Jimmie was predeceased by his parents, Chester & Marjorie Ryczek. He is survived by his sister, Donna Ryczek (O'Toole), his nephew Jerry O'Toole, aunt & uncle, Bob & Marilyn Ryczek, many cousins, his Casa Omega family of Norman, Carrie, Ernie & his "band of brothers", and literally hundreds of friends throughout the Santa Barbara community. It is impossible to know the multitudes of people, families, business owners and beyond that Jimmie loved and went to visit. To facilitate a single gathering of a Celebration of Life would no doubt require a football stadium. In lieu of a "single" Celebration of Life, Jimmie would be greatly honored if you could gather amongst yourselves in the settings where he came to visit with you and share your "Jimmie's stories," in remembrance of this legendary guy. Instead of the tradition of sending flowers or financial donations, let us honor Jimmie by continuing his Legacy. Go out and meet people, make a friend, have an adventure and make the best of what you have! In Loving Memory- Jimmie LeRoy Ryczek - June, 1 1942 to January 29, 2019
o_Smith032219 SMITH, Andrea Johnson December 14, 1921- March 13, 2019 Andrea Johnson Smith was born in Tualatin, Oregon. Her family moved to Venice then Sawtelle, CA before homesteading on the desert near Blythe, CA. The family then moved to San Bernardino, where Andrea attended San Bernardino High School and Junior College. By 1942, she had earned an AB degree from the University of Redlands, later earning MS and MA degrees at USC and Cal State LA. At Univ. of Redlands, she served as president of women students, student body vice president, member of Delta Kappa Psi sorority, and snow queen. Her brother, Lyn, taught her to enjoy tennis, which became her lifelong passion. She became ranked in junior tennis in So Cal, winning many tournaments, and later co-managed the first National Public Parks Junior Tournament, held in Arcadia. Andrea worked for the War Department during World War II as a job analyst for civilian positions at the San Bernardino Army Air Depot. She married her husband, Bruce, upon his return from duty in Newfoundland, joining him when he was assigned to Spokane, WA. They lived in Sierra Madre, Duarte, Monrovia, Alta Loma and Santa Barbara. The family enjoyed many trips together and were active in their communities. Andrea was a dedicated educator, teaching at Northview and Royal Oaks schools in Duarte, and setting up libraries at Duarte and Ontario High schools. She became a counselor at Chaffey High School in Ontario in 1969, retiring in 1987. She continued as a counselor for the Chaffey Adult School, working with immigrants in ESL, until 2006, when she and Bruce moved to Goleta, CA. When leaving Alta Loma, Andrea left behind great discussions with the AAUW, footprints on the tennis courts at Pomona College, and colorful gardens at her home. In Goleta, she joined the Santa Barbara-Goleta AAUW, League of Women Voters, and the Goleta Presbyterian Church, as well as many activities at Encina Royale retirement community. After Bruces passing, Andrea moved to Maravilla and to Abundant Care. Amidst all this, family life was foremost. Her greatest delight was get-togethers, and she enjoyed living close to family. Andrea is preceded in death by her husband Bruce, daughter Virginia Ginny Smith (Bill Clinton) of Goleta, daughter-in-law Martha Brock (Eric Smith), and sister, Roselyn Johnson Wieman Hopgood. Surviving are son, Eric Smith of Seal Beach and daughter Nancy Smith-Tubiolo (Vincent) of Santa Barbara. Andrea also leaves grandsons Michael Talbott (Alina), David Fudurich (Sarah Kitson), Arizona Smith, and granddaughter Mirra Tubiolo. Brother Nolan Lynward Johnson of Walnut Creek and sister Gladys Johnson Smith of Montana also survive. Andrea and Bruce supported the University of Redlands by planning reunions, and Andrea was the Class Notes contributor for the class of 42. Memorial contributions may be made to the Univ of Redlands Class of 1942 Scholarship Fund, or to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara. Family will honor Andrea with a private ceremony at Forest Lawn, Covina.
o_Thielscher031619 THIELSCHER, Judy Rohrer Judy was 85 when she passed very peacefully on Friday, March 7th, 2019 surrounded by her family. She grew up in St. Clair, Minnesota, a small town of about 400 people. Her folks, Marvin and Edna Rohrer ran the drug store and the post office so they knew everyone and everything that went on. Her folks eventually moved Judy, her sister Dorothy, and her brother Marvin, to Prescott, Arizona, a bit larger but still a small town where they owned the drug store again and her dad chaired the Board of Supervisors so they knew everyone again. Judy went on to graduate from The University of Arizona in Tucson and then on to the Colorado School of Nursing in Denver. She then went to United Airlines Stewardess School and combined pediatric nursing at Children's Hospital in San Francisco with flying the SF to Honolulu route. This would put her on the beach for 3 days soaking up the rays before working the return flight to SF ... poor girl. San Francisco in the late '50s was big but you still seemed to know everyone. While Judy shared the penthouse of an apartment building on the Avenues with some other stewardesses, lurking on the ground floor was her husband-to-be, Dick Thielscher. Dick pursed her for 2 years until she finally relented and agreed to marry him in 1959. Two years later, they moved to Fairfax when their first child, Robert arrived. Three years later, Doug was born at the same hospital where she worked so they spoiled her plenty. They later moved down the Peninsula and finally moved to Montecito in 1964 and Tracy was born at Cottage Hospital. Dick says they had the perfect marriage but Judy's sister Dorothy says "Don't you believe it but it was pretty darn good". Judy was a stubborn Swede with a heart of gold and a devoted mother to her kids. She opened her home to so many people, including unwed mothers who had nowhere else to go. She was later blessed with 7 grandchildren, Stephen, Sam and Nate Thielscher (Rob and Mary's); Maddie, Zack and Shea Batchelder (Tracy and Kim's kids) and "wee Finn" (Doug and Sue's 3 yr. old). Judy loved people and people loved Judy. She was very involved in all the kid's schools at Montecito Union, Santa Barbara Junior High and High School. She was very active: a docent at Lotusland, served on the Board at the Phoenix House, President of the Friends of the Montecito Library Board, an active member of The Junior League, The Garden Club of Santa Barbara, The Montecito Association's Beautification Committee, The Little Town Club, member of The Grand Jury, worked full time as a travel agent and still found time to throw great parties and make the best soup in town. She loved the family camping trips and vacations with her sister Dorothy's (Bob Schnackenberg) eight children and set up the house for Thanksgiving dinner for 38 plus one setting for Jesus just in case he showed up. The family wants the thank all of incredible caregivers at Mission Villa Dementia Home and it's owner, Dana Newquest, who for years took Judy wherever he went and made her feel extra special. Services will be held at All Saints Church in Montecito, Saturday, March 30th at 2:00. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
o_Tudor032419 TUDOR, W. Pendleton Pen Tudor passed away on March 12th , 2019 at the age of 89 in Montecito, CA.. He was a loving family man, a dear friend to many, a great communicator, the consummate gentleman and a kind spirit. Willard Pendleton Tudor was born March 5th, 1930 in Oakland, California, the son of Elizabeth Indig Tudor and Jasper Dwight Tudor, Sr. He was predeceased by an elder brother, Jasper Dwight Tudor, Jr., whom he adored and respected. In 1961, Pen married the love of his life, Mary Alice Ghormley Tudor (1937-2018). They lived an adventurous life, residing in Los Angeles, Greenwich, CT, and Manhattan, NY. Pen's children - Mary Elizabeth Tudor, Bradford Pendleton Tudor (1965-1985) and Douglas MacLean Tudor, were his pride and joy. He also loved his grandchildren, Emory Tudor (15) and Bradford Tudor (13). He warmly welcomed his daughter-in-law Christina Tudor and son-in-law Peter Richardson into the family. Pen was educated at Glendale High School, Loyola University and the University of Southern California, where he was a proud Beta Theta Pi. He graduated and received his MBA from USC. He led an uncompromising and spirited life and was passionate about his family, friends, business, community and church. Pen had a distinguished 42-year career as an executive and entrepreneur in the media industry. Following a successful career as a magazine publishing executive with Time-Life Inc., Pen partnered with the late Jack Thomas and Ken Fadner in 1978 to acquire A/S/M Communications, an advertising industry trade publisher.The trio redesigned and transformed A/S/M intoAdweek and built a thriving media company. He served on corporate boards and was a trusted and talented mentor and adviser. Throughout his entire life, he was committed to service. He was active on many non-profit boards, including Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, Westmont College, Independent Colleges of Southern California, and the Arthritis Foundation among others. Pen was a respected and beloved member of many social clubs and had a special place in his heart for his friends from the Valley Club, Bohemian Club, Los Angeles Country Club, and California Club. He and Mary Alice happily retired to Montecito, CA in 1989. There was nothing he loved more than golf and lunch at the Valley Club, where he knew and greeted everyone by name. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests contributions be made to the Bradford P. Tudor Memorial Scholarship at Loyola High School, 1901 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006. A memorial service will be held at El Montecito Presbyterian Church at 11am on Tuesday, April 23th at 1455 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA.