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o_Daun061617 DAUN, Audrey Daun October 12, 1921 June 3, 2017 Audrey L. Daun, beloved mother, grammy, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at Brandel Hall in The Samarkand Retirement Community on June 3 at the age of 95. It was a long and fruitful life. Born in Gooding, Idaho, her parents Arthur and Bertha Harms moved to Salem, Oregon, where she spent her entire school career.She began working after graduation. While volunteering for the USO during WWII, she met the love of her life, Glenn Daun. They wed in 1944 before Glenn was shipped to France. They enjoyed being married for over 66 years, until Glenn passed away in 2010.Audrey worked for 30+ years for State Farm Insurance, in addition to raising their family and supporting Glenn in his music ministry. Audrey is survived by children Lowell Daun (Dorothy), Renee Kelleher (Mick), and Denise Anderson; granddaughters Rebecca Daun-Widner (Charlie), Stacey Owen (Mike), and Brittney Waddle (Billy); and great-grandchildren Willow Daun-Widner, Ben and Emmett Owen, and Bryce, Blake, and Blaire Waddle. She took great joy in her family, and in watching the little ones grow. The entire family is very grateful for the loving care provided by the assisted living staff at Brandel Hall. They loved Audrey and treated her like family. She loved them just as much, and she often told them You are so good to me!" We also extend our gratitude to Visiting Nurse Hospice of Santa Barbara. Their loving and compassion was so present, and their care allowed Mom to journey home with more grace and ease. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 in the Brandel Hall Chapel at The Samarkand. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, 512 East Gutierrez, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 or The Samarkand Benevolent Care Fund, 2550 Treasure Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Arrangements made by McDermott Crockett Mortuary.
o_Dixon061817 DIXON, James James (Jim) Dixon, 69, passed away Saturday, June 10th, 2017 peacefully at home with his wife, Shelly by his side after a two-year journey with Esophageal Cancer. Born on February 22, 1948 in La Jolla, CA, Jim grew up in Fallbrook, CA. He and his sister, Mary grew up without a TV listening to their father read after dinner. Jim attended Humboldt State earning a degree in Civil Engineering. He met and married Rosalind Jackson of Miranda, CA. Married in 1970, Jim joined the City of Santa Rosa Engineering Department, and soon after Aaron and Ian were born. Jim then accepted a position as Associate City Engineer for Lompoc. He quickly moved to City Engineer then Director of Public Works. In 1984 Jim started his own business: JB Dixon Engineering and Surveying. In 1991 Jim and Roz divorced and Jim continued his Engineering business in Lompoc. In 1994 Jim met Shelly Ellis, a single mother with two daughters, Joelle and Hayley. Jim proposed at YMCA family camp and they married in 1995. Jim's love of nature took the two on many great adventures. Their favorite thing to do was to sip a good cup of coffee while watching a beautiful sunrise. In 1998 Aaron and Ian started "Dixon Bros Racing", with Jim as the Crew Chief. "Dixon Bros Racing" won multiple championships over 10 years. Jim and Shelly loved the YMCA, attending Family Camp many years with the girls. In 1999 he was asked to join the Lompoc YMCA Board and then in 2008 he joined the Channel Island Association Board. Jim was an accomplished craftsman and remodeled their Santa Barbara home on his own. He was a member of the Santa Barbara 4WD club. His yellow bronco was a site to be seen (and heard!). Jim was a good man who will be missed by many. Jim is survived by his wife, Shelly Dixon; his son Aaron and wife Marcy Dixon; his son Ian Dixon, and wife Beth Dixon; his grandchildren, Madison, Noah, Conner, Phoebe, Dagny and Beau Dixon; his step-daughter, Joelle Kantor; his step-daughter Hayley Laird and husband Philip Laird; his sister Mary Dixon; and his nephews Derek Acker and Dustin Acker. He is predeceased by his parents, Richard and Eveleen Dixon. Jim's memorial service will be Saturday, June 24 at 1pm at Unity Church 227 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Lompoc Family YMCA's Summer Camp program in Jim's name. Donations can be made online the Lompoc branch) or by sending a donation to the Lompoc Family YMCA, 201 W. College Ave, Lompoc 93436.
o_Flores061617 FLORES Sr., Frank S. Frank S. Flores Sr. 75, passed away Thursday June 8, 2017 at his home in Santa Ynez. Born May 10,1942 in Santa Barbara, CA. The son of the late John and Dolores (Vega) Flores. He worked for Raytheon as a plumber for many years before retiring. He was an avid camper and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He is survived by his two sons Frank Flores Jr. of Bakersfield and James Flores of Santa Ynez his grandchildren Michael Flores of Santa Ynez and Nicole Flores of Lompoc. Along with his 3 brothers and 4 sisters and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers please send a donation in Franks name to the Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake 2265 Highway 154 Santa Barbara CA, 93105.
o_Lube1061517 o_Lube2061517.2 LUBE, Robert On the evening of June 1, 2017, Robert Lube passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Spring Lake, New Jersey on Sept 18, 1931 to Warneta and Frederick Lube. Bob is survived by his wife, Dorcas, son Jeff (Char), daughter Barbara (Daniel Osuna) and 6 grandchildren: Megan, Kaity, Noelle, Danielle, Joe and Matthew. He proudly served in the navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Tillis.A few years later, he would travel to Santa Barbara, California joining his twin brother, Raymond, who was running the Yellow Submarine sandwich shop in Isla Vista.Bob found work at the harbor as a line tender on a dive boat. He met his wife Dorcas at the Ambassador hotel and, after sweeping her off her feet with stories of his life at sea and winking at her from across the bar, they were married. Later he used to joke that he simply had something in his eye.He went on to become a commercial hard-hat diver and one of the last great hard-hat abalone divers in Santa Barbara County. Bob was fun, he loved to tell stories and live on the wild side.He was a loving dad, who adored his wife and grandchildren. He was involved in the community through the YFL and Elks Club. He was a great cook, mechanic, and knew a little about absolutely everything. He touched many lives, he was great at storytelling (mostly about sharks), cooking great food with a lot of baking that everyone loved, diving for abalone and lobsters, and always supported his family and friends whenever anyone needed help. He will be greatly missed! A celebration of life service will be held on June 22, 12pm at the Elks Lodge in Goleta, California.
o_Mullen060817 MULLEN, Theresia We are sad to announce the passing of Theresia Mullen, our sweet mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, and beloved "Shatz" to her husband, George. Terry Theresia Thea Luxem Mullen was born in Ettringen, Germany on May 23, 1928 to Katharina and Herman Luxem. She was the third child in a family of 12. She is survived by her husband, George, her children Marjorie (Craig) Palonen, Kitty (Russell) Bell, Johnny (Kim) Mullen, Michael (Pam) Mullen, her 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Theresia's life is a story of coming of age during WWII. The hardships she and her family endured, and the strengths her family found in each other. Theresia's village in the German countryside suffered daily bombings as the end of WWII approached. With food and water scarce, and opportunities few, her mother agreed she might have better luck finding safety and work in another village. She traveled a circuitous and dangerous route with her friend and her two aunts, from Ettringen, to Mayen, to Koblenz, and parts in between, including time in Czechoslovakia. After several months she was back to Ettringen. She set out again two different times for the town of Antfelton in Germany and finally stayed there finding work as a cooks helper in the American quarters near an American army base. Saturday nights would find the local girls gathering at the dance held at the US Armies officers club. One of those nights Theresia had a chance meeting and dance with George, or Lucky, as his army buddies called him. Theresia was 17, beautiful and adventuresome; George was 18 an ambitious, gallant, handsome soldier. George (Lucky) and Theresia, or Thea, as she was called, fell in love, their nicknames forever changed to "Shatz", as they called one another for the rest of their lives together. The lovers were separated a few months later when the war ended and Lucky was transferred back to the states and to his families ranch in Idaho. They kept their love alive by writing letters back and forth for 3 years. At the first opportunity that US citizens were allowed to travel into Germany, Lucky was on the ship to his Fraulein. He arrived in Ettringen in 1949 after 3 years apart, to find his Thea was waiting for him. They were married in the little Catholic church in Ettringen on Dec. 13, 1949, afterwards they walked the cobblestone streets of her village, followed by their parents, all the sisters and brothers and friends. Always the romantic, Lucky had tickets on the beautiful Queen Mary for their honeymoon voyage back to the states. Terry, as she was called by her American family and friends, embraced this new life learning how to milk cows, ride and shoot, can fruits and vegetables, bake bread, pull a plow, drive a tractor and do just about everything that a ranch wife should know how to do, and she did it while looking like a film star. She was always the prettiest girl in the room, as well as on the ranch, with her hi heel boots, spit curls, and perfectly coordinated outfits. After moving from the ranch, they built a home on the bank of Moses Lake. Terry learned how to play the piano, type, she joined a bowling team, she became an excellent seamstress, she raced go-carts, she completed a course in tax accounting, and she became an honorary member and president of the local Phi Sigma Alpha society, as well as baking delicious bread every week. Terry, who never seemed to age, also had a budding career as a model in her later years. She and George built several family homes in their life together, brilliantly raised four kids and traveled and lived in many places. Terry was Georges biggest fan, always working with him and supporting him in their businesses, creating art, manufacturing furniture, and running an RV park in Grants Pass, Oregon for 21 years, where they had many dear friends. They both loved to entertain and made friends every place they settled, finally landing back in Santa Barbara four years ago and reconnecting with dear friends they met while living in Santa Barbara in the late 1960's and 70's, the Cullens, the Nobbes, and the Vogels. Life is a circle. Our family has been and continues to be inspired by Terry's gifts of unconditional love, kindness, loyalty, elegance, grace, wisdom and natural beauty inside and out. She was and will always be a hard act to follow. She was tenacious in her beliefs about family connections and the virtues of hard work, but she was a party girl too. She loved to dress up, dance, sing, laugh, and create delicious dinners and fun parties for family and friends. We always felt those early years during the war were character building years for both Terry and George. They contributed to the hallowed term, the "Greatest Generation". We are the lucky recipients of the wisdom of Terry, and the continued sagacious leadership of George. Family Celebration of Life, May 21, 2017
o_Ryan060417 RYAN, James N. 1925-2017 James N. Ryan "Jimmy" died in the comfort of his home in Santa Barbara, CA on the 22nd of May, 2017. He was born in Washington DC to James and Geneva Ryan. His mother died when he was very young and he was raised by his loving grand mother, Georgie Guy, and his doting aunt, Katie Guy, in Clements, Maryland. He attended the local one-room elementary school and Margaret Brent High School. Seeing no future on the farm, in 1947 Jim boarded a Greyhound bus to Washington DC, and began working as a file clerk for the Justice Department. In September of 1950 he was drafted into the US Army and fought in the Korean War. He was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1952. Jim completed his education at American University and entered the FBI training school at Quantico, Virginia. He was stationed in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Barbara, CA. He retired from the Bureau in 1979 after 30 years of service. After retiring from the FBI he worked for GTE as a security investigator. In his later years, Jim enjoyed SBCC Adult Education classes where he learned woodcarving, creating several life-sized carousel horses and many other works of art. He enjoyed woodworking with his friends, including masters such as Ted Schiefend and Bob McKay. He also loved socializing with fellow parishioners after mass during "coffee & donuts" at San Roque Church. Jim is survived by his best friend and wife of 58 years, Angela Ryan; son, Lester Ryan (wife Noel); daughter, Annalee Kennedy (husband Kelly); and grandchildren: Jack Kennedy, Joe Kennedy, and Rayann Ryan. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Jimmy's lively personality and sense of humor will be greatly missed. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am at San Roque Catholic Church.
o_Walker061717 WALKER, Corlette Rossiter Corlette Rossiter Walker of Santa Barbara, California, passed away surrounded by loved ones, on June 5, 2017. Her husband of 57 years, Philip Doolittle Walker, passed away in 2009. Corlette was born in Stamford Connecticut, on June 3, 1924, to Lawrence Fowler Rossiter and Gladys Armstrong Rossiter. She attended Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA and Miss Porter's School in CT. She received her BA from Stanford University in CA and both her Masters and Phd in Art History, from Bryn Mawr. Dr. Walker had a distinguished career as an Art Historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She published The Anglo-American Artist in Italy, 1750-1820 (1982) and William Blake in the Art of His Time (1976). In addition, she enjoyed advising graduate students in the UCSB Art History Department. Corlette is survived by daughters Barbara Rossiter Walker,Laura Walker Ragan (Larry), and Melissa Walker Sokol (Jack). She is also survived by her grandchildren Gavin Douglas McMillan, Walker Reynolds Ragan, and Sean Philip Sokol. Her inurnment was directed by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels and Crematorium in Santa Barbara at 805-965-5145. Donations can be sent in Corlette Walker's name to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, PO Box 3620, Santa Barbara, CA 93130.

In Memoriam

o_Mills3121816 ALICE MILLS The family of Alice (de la Vega) Mills, 87, who passed away Dec 7, 2016, will have a Celebration of her Life on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Please join them to share memories of her at the Cabrillo Pavilion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara. Obituary available at
o_Stableford061819 In Loving Memory Of BERNICE STABLEFORD May 27, 1951 - June 18, 2007