Graveside services for Tyler Derek Laffoon, 2 months old, of Lompoc
will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Lompoc Cemetery with the Rev.
Jerry Morris of Trinity Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Tyler was born March 9, 1999, in Lompoc.
He died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at his home.
Survivors include his parents, Judd and Candace Aguayo-Laffoon of Lompoc;
grandparents, Susan and Gregg Laffoon and David Aguayo, all of Lompoc,
and Debbie Aguayo of Arroyo Grande; great-grandparents, Nelson and Amorita
Laffoon of Lompoc, Nora Swanson of Lake Placid, N.Y., Neva and Richard
Aguayo of Sacramento and Patsy and Art Wallace of Arkansas, and great-great-grandparents,
Mamie King of Los Angeles and Katie Aguayo of El Paso, Texas.
Contributions may be made to the California SIDS Program, 5330 Primrose
Dr., Suite 231, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-3542.
Arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
A memorial mass for Joseph G. Pace, 78, of Lompoc will be held 6 p.m.,
Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Msgr. John
Fitzgerald officiating. Private burial will be at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Pace was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Francesca and Monnia
Miluzzo Pace and came to Lompoc in 1981 from Niagara Falls, N.Y. after
his retirement. In his youth he served as an altar boy and worked as a
shoe shine boy during the depression. During World War II he served with
the Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State. He worked as an assembler
for Bell Aircraft in Niagara Falls and worked on the Niagara Falls Power
Project. He was an avid reader who enjoyed animals and spending time with
He died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at his home.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Angela Pace of Lompoc; children,
Joseph Allen Pace and Bonnie King both of Lompoc; nephew, Leonard Palumbo
of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; sister, Sarah Kennison; four grandchildren, one
great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Dorothy C. Kuhn,
80, of Lompoc who died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Lompoc Hospital.
Services for Katharyn R. Tribble, 87, of Lompoc will be 10 a.m. Friday,
May 7, 1999, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with the Rev. Robert
Robison of North Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Private burial will
be at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mrs. Tribble was born April 22, 1912, in Manzanola, Colo. to Albert
and Kate Garlock Edson. She moved to Lompoc from Colorado in 1958. She
was employed as a clerk typist at Camp Cook for several years and when
Camp Cook became Vandenberg Air Force Base, she continued there until her
retirement in 1967. She was a founding member of the North Avenue Baptist
Church. She taught piano to many people and she enjoyed arts, crafts and
She died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria.
Survivors include daughters, Nelda McCabe of Lompoc and Ruth Anita
Hughes of Pasadena, Texas; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren,
two great-great-grandchildren; and one niece. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Frank Lemuel Tribble, in 1981.
Friends may pay their respects from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Arlene Ballantyne,
72, of Lompoc who died Wednesday, May 6, 1999, at Lompoc Hospital.
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Veronica Trejo,
23, of Lompoc who died Wednesday, May 6, 1999, at her home.
Private services and interment will be held for Marcile Clarke, 77,
of Lompoc who died May 3, 1999, in Burbank.
Mrs. Clarke was born in Independence, Mo. and was a Burbank resident
for 21 years and lived in Lompoc for 25 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen A. Kaplan of Burbank; a son,
Thomas K. Clarke of Cototai; a sister, Sidona Howard of Burbank; and two
Arrangements are under the direction of Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service
Services for Strachia Mae Reed, 60, of Lompoc are at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 1, 2000, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Rev. Jerry Howard
and Rev. Thomas Gamblin officiating. Private inurnment will be at Lompoc
Evergreen Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Reed was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Modesto to Wesley and Anna Kidd
Bair. A woman of many talents, she came to Lompoc in 1955 and worked in
housekeeping and home improvements before establishing herself as a self-employed
painting contractor for the past 17 years. Her love of life and family
provided many opportunities to include them in scrabble, dominos and cards.
She also shared her talents in the form of numerous crafts andespecially
enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She attended Riverview Church of God.
She died Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital following
a sudden illness.
Survivors include her life companion, Lawrence Ray Randolph of Lompoc;
daughters, Lucretia Mae Recibe of Okinawa, Japan; Anna Denise Greiman of
Spirit Lake, Iowa; Sonia Marie Gamblin and Tonia Lynn Lawson, both of Lompoc;
sons, Rodney Eugene Reed of Arkansas; David Wayne and Marcus Aaron Clifton
Randolph, both of Lompoc; sister, Carolyn Joyce Posthumus of Canyon Country;
brothers, Gordon Dale Bair of Lompoc and Stewart Wayne Bair of Wenatchee,
Wash.; 26 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren.
Visitations are from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
Contributions may be made to theRiverview Christian School, 1000 North
Seventh St., Lompoc 93436.
At the request of the family, there will be not services for Jeffery
Allan Kolakowski, 36, of North Carolina and formerly of Lompoc.
Mr. Kolakowski died Friday, July 14, 2000, in Monroe, N.C.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly; daughters, Lesa and Katie Kolakowski;
father, Gene Kolakowski of Placerville; sisters, Gina Kolakowski of Ventura,
Lesa Larson of Lompoc and Paula Renner of Arroyo Grande.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Kolakowski's honor to the
American Cancer Society.
Graveside services for Bernice L. Meese, 76, of Solvang will be held
at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard.
Mrs. Meese was born May 26, 1924, in Wilkensburg, Pa., and lived in
Solvang since 1982. She married her late husband, Wilbur (Webb) Meese in
Solvang in August 1950. She was a retired bookkeeper, retiring from Lyon
Van and Storage after 40 years. A loving mother, grandmother and aunt,
she was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and loved deep sea
fishing and bowling.
She died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital.
Mrs. Meese is survived by her son, Jed Meese of Ashland, Ore.; a grandson;
great-granddaughter; niece and nephews.
Graveside services for Mragaret S. Schneider, 76, of Solvang, was at
11 a.m. this morning at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tim Pettey of Crosspoint
Community Church, Santa Maria, officiating.
Mrs. Schneider was born Nov, 21, 1923, in Johnstown, Pa. She married
her childhood sweetheart, Robert Schneider, on June 5, 1943. Together they
owned and operated the Wayfarer Motel in Schroon Lake, N.Y., until moving
to Solving in 1979. They managed the Solvang Gaard Lodge until July, 1999,
when she retired. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother,
and a true loving, caring friend to all she met.
Survivors include a son, Barry Schneider of Santa Maria; daughter,
Marjorie Larsen of Solvang; sister, Vivian Ingrassia of Charlotte, N.C.;
two grandsons and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her husband in 1985 and a sister, Shirley Waples, in 1998.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Marian Hospital Homecare and Hospice,
1300 East Cypress St., Santa Maria 93454.
Funeral service are pending for Bernard Howard, 81, of Lompoc who died
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif. Starbuck-Lind
Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial services for Fred Kruger, 91, of Lompoc will be 1 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 4, 2000, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with John Reil of
Peace Lutheran Church and the Lompoc-Santa Ynez Masonic Lodge officiating.
Private inurnment is at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Kruger was born April 22, 1909, in Gackle, N.D., to Gotthilf and
Margaret Grossman Kruger.
He served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean
War, retiring at Vandenberg in 1965 after being transferred here in 1963.
He was later employed for 10 years with civil service as a warehouseman.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Lodge 262
F. & A.M., Miguelito Chapter 176 Order of the Eastern Star, Al Malaikah
Temple, Lompoc Shrine Club and Lompoc Senior Citizens.
He died July 16, 2000, at the Convalescent Care Center.
Survivors include his sister, Caroline Gribble of Bismarck, N.D., and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola,
on July 16, 1999, a sister and four brothers.
Contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children
Los Angeles Unit, 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles, CA 90020-1199.
Funeral services for Steven Patrick McCarthy, 3, of Santa Ynez will
be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian
Church. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard.
McCarthy was born Feb. 30, 1997, in Bakersfield. His family has lived
in Santa Ynez for two years. He died July 30, 2000, at Santa Barbara Cottage
He is survived by his parents, John and Mary McCarthy of Santa Ynez;
his brother, James; and two sisters, Shannon and Lauren, all of Santa Ynez;
grandparents, John and Jean McCarthy of Greely, Colo.,; and Harold and
Maxine McDonald of Marshall, Texas.
Friends may remember The Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Ave.,
San Diego, CA 92116.
Arrangements are under the direction of Loper Funeral Chapel in Solvang.
A memorial service for Clarence Roger Pritchard, 85, of Yucca Valley
and formerly of Lompoc will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at
the Yucca Valley Methodist Church. Interment will be Monday, Aug. 7, 2000,
at the Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Pritchard was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Los Angeles. He attended
Horace Mann Jr. High School and graduated from Washington High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a turret gunner during World War II. He worked
for Lockheed for 30 years, first as a machinist in the Burbank Plant, then
as chief for the gun crew on experimental planes at the Palmdale Plant.
He later transferred to Vandenberg Air Force Base where he worked as a
missile technician. Following his retirement from Lockheed, he resided
in Bullhead City for 10 years where he worked in real estate and for the
school district. He then moved to Payson, Ariz., where he lived for 19
years. He had been a resident of Yucca Valley for 10 months. He was a member
of the Masons Lodge No. 70 in Payson, Ariz.; and a Shriner of El Zaribah
Temple, Phoenix, Ariz., and Hi-Desert Shrine Club; a member of Yucca Valley
Methodist Church; and a member of American Legion Post of Payson, Ariz.
Mr. Pritchard died July 19, 2000.
He is survived by daughters, Eve Laswell and Jo Mysinger; 11 grandchildren,
24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded
in death by his sons, Clarence R. Pritchard Jr. and Clifford Myers; and
a daughter, Nina Lee.
At her request, no services are planned for Carol L. Hokanson, 51,
Mrs. Hokanson was born July 23, 1949, in Sacramento to Frederick and
Merrietta Ewing Kranzler. A homemaker, she moved to Lompoc in September
1998 from Sacramento. Her interests included gardening, ceramics, computer
graphics and fishing.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Lompoc Hospital following a sudden
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Jack Hokanson of Lompoc;
son, Brett Hokanson of Sacramento; daughter, Hillary Hokanson of Lompoc;
mother, Merrietta Kranzler of Custer, S.D.; sister, Jeanne McLemoore of
Sturgis, S.D.; brothers, Robert Carrico of Folsom and Jerry Kranzler of
Iowa City, Iowa; two granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lompoc Hospital District
Foundation, P.O. Box 883, Lompoc 93438-0883.
Cremation arrangements are by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
Following cremation, a memorial service was held in Molndahl, Sweden,
for Robert J. "Bob" Withrow, 81, of Molndahl, Sweden, and formerly of Lompoc.
Interment will be at a later date in Arizona.
Mr. Withrow was born in Lompoc on Nov. 16, 1918, the third son of Hoyt
and Emma Burns Withrow. He graduated from high school in San Luis Obispo.
He entered the services in 1942 and was a pilot in the 8th Air Force in
Europe for two years. He returned to Lompoc and was the local distributor
for Seaside Oil in Lompoc and later in Ventura. He later moved to Phoenix
and then to Sweden in 1970. He continued to maintain a home in Scottsdale,
Ariz. which he visited often.
Mr. Withrow died July 28, 2000, at his home in Sweden.
He is survived by his wife, Ulla Britt Withrow of Sweden; his brother,
James H. Withrow of Lompoc; numerous nieces and nephews and his first wife
of 25 years, Ricki Raycraft. He was preceded in death by his mother and
brother, John Withrow.
Services for Bernard A. "Bernie" Howard, 81, of Vandenberg Village
will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with
Leonard Akronowitz officiating. Burial follows at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Howard was born April 23, 1919, in the Bronx, New York City, to
Samuel and Tillie Harris Horowitz. He served with the U.S. Air Force during
World War II and the Korean War retiring from Whiteman Air Force Base,
Mo., as a lieutenant colonel in 1969. He served at Vandenberg from 1963
to 1968 and returned here in 1969 working as a building inspector with
Santa Barbara County, retiring in 1981. He served as a lay leader with
the Lompoc-Vandenberg Jewish Congregation for many years. He and his wife
He died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City
where he was visiting his son.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Hope Howard of Vandenberg Village;
daughter, Myra Howard-Cochran of Santa Barbara; son, Steven Michael Howard
of Redwood City; sisters, Shirley Ross of Long Island, N.Y., and Helen
Gartstein of Queens Village, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by a brother, Eli Horowitz.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Services for Patrick M. "Pat" Smalling, 25, of Lompoc are at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Lompoc Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Robison
of North Avenue Baptist Church officiating.
A native of Lompoc, Mr. Smalling was born Sept. 13, 1974. He was raised
and educated here, graduating from Lompoc High School in 1992. He lettered
in wrestling and was chosen captain and MVP in his senior year. He worked
in construction for a number of years before joining Celite Corporation
in 1998. He was a member of ICWU Local 146 and attended North Avenue Baptist
Church. His love of the outdoors took him from camping in the Sierra's
to surfing at the beach. He was an avid softball and baseball fan who played
in Lompoc Parks and Recreation's men and co-ed leagues. He also enjoyed
cars and drag racing.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at the City of Hope Medical Center,
Duarte following a battle with leukemia.
Survivors include his wife, Becky; children, Kaylee and Wyatt; parents,
Randy and Diana Smalling, all of Lompoc; sister, Tracy Powell of Eugene,
Ore.; grandparents, Clairadell Butler of Sapulpa, Okla., and Joann Domingos
of Lompoc; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitations are from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
Contributions may be made to the Patrick Smalling Leukemia Fund at
any Vandenberg Federal Credit Union office.
Vigil services for Jose Aragon, 71, of Lompoc will be at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 6, 2000, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at La Purisima Catholic
Church with the Rev. Richard Vega officiating. Burial follows at Lompoc
Mr. Aragon was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Mexico to Sylvino and Regina Nunez
Aragon. A field laborer, he came to Lompoc in 1991 from Hollister where
he had been employed by Casa de Fruta.
He died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara.
Survivors include his wife, Mari; children, Milagros, Juan and Noe
Aragon, all of Lompoc; sisters, Celia, Rosario, Delores and Anita Aragon,
all of Mexico, and Francisca Aragon of Los Angeles; brothers, Francisco
and Jesus Aragon, both of Los Angeles, and Aldolfo Aragon of Mexico and
numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Salvador.
Visitations are Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the mortuary.
Services for David J. Johnson, 45, of Lompoc will be at 1:30 p.m.,
Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at the Chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Pastor
David Mushegan of Calvary Temple in Santa Maria officiating. Burial follows
at Santa Maria Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 2, 1955, in Santa Maria to Hubert and Johnie
He came to Lompoc soon after his birth. A diligent student who had
aspirations of being an attorney, he earned two degrees from Allan Hancock
College, an associate of arts degree in liberal arts and an associate of
science degree in business management. He was a member and past president
of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. He also enjoyed gardening and water
He died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital
Survivors include his mother, Johnie Margaret Johnson of Lompoc; fiance,
Tonia Lawson of Lompoc; son, Logan Crouse and daughter, Crystal Guerra,
both of Texas; grandmother, Hazel Johnson of Santa Maria: sister, Sheila
Coleman of Lompoc: two nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1993.
Visitations are Monday from 12:30 p.m. until service time.
Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1510 San
Andres St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Services for Thelma Evelyn Wilson, 77, of Lompoc will be at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Deacon
Charlie Hays of La Purisima Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow
at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Lake Charles, La., to Dewey
and Olga Goutierrez Gianelloni and was raised and educated in Beaumont,
Texas. She lived in Redlands for 10 years before moving to Lompoc in 1970.
She was a nurses aide and caregiver for 25 years and started the first
board and care home in Lompoc.
She died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at the Convalescent Care Center.
Survivors include daughters, Joette Parrinello of Pine Bluff, Ark.,
Roseann Dunn of Farragut, Tenn., and Beverly Trammell of Lompoc; sons,
Paul and Harry Fitzner, both of Port Arthur, Texas, and Stephen Wilson
of Lompoc; sisters, Estelle Bowlin and Mary Jane Rover, both of Texas;
brothers, Dewey Gianelloni of North Carolina and Albert Gianelloni of Arizona;
eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and
Friends may pay their respects from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
Contributions may be made to the Convalescent Care Center, 216 North
Third St., Lompoc 93436.
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Paul Wesley Crain,
69, of Lompoc who died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Cottage Hospital, Santa
A Celebration of Life for Andrew Bereznai, 85, of Lompoc will be held
at noon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Schuyler property at the intersection
of East Barton Avenue and Riverside and Daisy streets.
Mr. Bereznai, the son of Hungarian immigrants, was born on Jan. 8,
1915, in Gary, Ind. He worked in the steel industry until 1944, when he
joined the U.S. Army. He rose to the rank of captain and served in both
World War II and the Korean War. After the war, he married Violet Lee of
Sheffield, England, and toured the United States and Europe while raising
a family of six. In 1964, he retired from the Army and began a career as
a civilian contractor at Vandenberg Air Force Base. In 1977, he retired
once again, then spent the next 10 years as a small business owner in Lompoc.
In the 36 years Bereznai lived in Lompoc, he was active as a member of
the Lompoc Dive Club, the American Legion, and the Lompoc Elks.
Mr. Bereznai died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Lompoc Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Marian Olivera of Lompoc; sons, David
Bereznai of Lafayette, Michael Bereznai of Arroyo Grande, and Andrew James
Bereznai of Santa Maria; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
There will be no viewing.
Contributions may be made to the Lompoc Library, 501 East North Ave.,
Lompoc CA 93436.
Cremation arrangements are by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
John W. Chapman
Memorial services for John W. Chapman, 77, of Lompoc will be at 11
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the First Southern Baptist Church with
Dr. Larry Baker officiating. Inurnment will be private.
Mr. Chapman was born April 21, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Henry
and Edyth Adams Chapman and was raised and educated there. He lived at
McNeil Island, Wash., for 12 years before moving to Lompoc in 1959. He
was employed as a corrections officer with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons at
McNeil Island and Lompoc for 30 years before retiring in 1975. He enjoyed
traveling, camping and fishing.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bea Chapman of Lompoc; daughters,
Christine K. Kowaleski of Sonora and Geraldine L. Meier of Las Vegas, Nev.;
son, John R. Chapman of Goleta; sisters, Edyth Gohr of Sioux City, Iowa,
and Beatrice Coleman of Susanville; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Wilda E. Dolis,
81, of Lompoc who died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at her home.
Graveside services for Luther O. Tidwell, 85, of Lompoc, will be held
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Tidwell Cemetery in Greenville, Texas.
Mr. Tidwell was born Aug. 7, 1915, in White Rock, Texas. He married
Gladys Earlene Neslon in 1939. He joined the Air Force in 1948 and came
to Lompoc in 1958 to serve at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He was NCOIC of
security police. Upon his retirement in 1972, he owned his own security
agency in Jackson, Miss. He came back to Lompoc in 1998 following the death
of his wife.
He died Aug. 10, 2000, at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital in
He is survived by his daughters, Nita Metzgar of Pittsburg, Pa., Patricia
Getchell of Vancouver, Wash., Lonetta Kelly of Lompoc and Sandra Tidwell
of Lompoc; a son, Gerald Tidwell of Lompoc; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services for Kenneth R. Frederick, 60, of Lompoc, will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Shirley
Mr. Frederick was born July 21, 1940, in Richardton, ND. He moved to
Barstow at a young age and was raised and educated there, graduating from
Barstow High School. He later moved to Lompoc from Pennsylvania in 1970.
He loved deep sea fishing and computers.
He died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Hospital,
Survivors include daughters, Kathy Petersen of Fremont, and Debbie
White of Atlanta, Ga; mother, Elizabeth Frederick of Lompoc; sisters, Shirley
Davison and JoAnn Galle, both of Lompoc; brothers, Albert Frederick of
Azle, Texas and Larry Frederick of Ventura; four grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, in
1989, granddaughter, Christian Nunez, in 1993 and nephew, Cecil Carr in
Friends may pay their respects from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Starbuck-Lind
Mortuary. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 2357, Lompoc 93438.
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Christa Marie Ochoa,
63, of Lompoc, who died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at her home.
Services for Tommy G. Green, 69, of Hot Springs, Ark., and former mayor
of Lompoc, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the First
Church of the Nazarene in Hot Springs, Ark. Pastor Ken Carney will officiate.
Mr. Green was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Weatherford, Okla. He was a member
of the Lompoc City Council from March 1978 to 1982, serving as mayor in
1979. He was treasurer of the First Church of the Nazarene and was a U.S.
Air Force veteran.
Mr. Green died Aug. 9, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Green of Hot Springs, Ark.; three
step-daughters, Sherri Beyen of Skiatook, Okla.; Theresa Cline of Oklahoma
and Lisa Barnes of Lompoc; two stepsons, Dennis Holmdahl of Santa Anna
and Donnie Holmdahl of Germany; a sister, Lois Bagby of Weatherford, Okla.;
three brothers, Robert Green of Hutchinson, Kan., Vernon Green of Irving,
Texas, and Dennis Green of Weatherford, Okla.; nine step-grandchildren;
four nephews; and five nieces.
It is suggested that memorials be made to the Building Fund of the
First Church of the Nazarene, Hot Springs, AR.
Cremation was under the direction of Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs,
Memorial services for Sean M.K. Bowen, 14, of Buellton, will be held
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Jonata School in Buellton. Private
Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Bowen was born Aug. 14, 1985, in Hinesville, Ga., and had lived in
Santa Barbara County since 1992. A student at Jonata School, he played
volleyball and basketball for the school and was an AYSO soccer player.
He was also in the school marching band as well as the jazz band. He played
the trumpet, the guitar, and the keyboard and was greatly influenced by
Christian rock music. He was an active member of the Evangel Assembly of
God youth group and their Discipleship Program. He had also seen quite
a bit of the world because his father was in the U.S. Army.
Sean died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Buellton.
He is survived by his parents, Randal and Frances Bowen of Buellton;
sisters, Jennifer and Rebecca Bowen , both of Buellton; maternal grandparents,
John and Dorothy Balko of Auburn, N.Y.; paternal grandmothers, Ina Eckert
of Lamar, Colo., and Carol Bowen of La Habra; and numerous aunts, uncles,
and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Edward Bowen
and Earl Eckert.
Contributions may be made to the Evangel Assembly of God Youth Program,
265 West Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427.
Friends may pay their respects from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2000,
at the Ballard Country Church in Ballard.
Arrangements are under the direction of Loper Funeral Chapel.
P. Wesley "Wes' Crain
Services for P. Wesley "Wes" Crain, 69, of Lompoc, will be at 11 a.m.,
Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the Lompoc Elks Lodge 2274. A graveside service
will follow at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Crain was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Ransom County, N.D., to George
and Manchile Crain. He served with the Army National Guard in Puyallup,
Wash., from March 15, 1950, to Aug. 11, 1955, when he was honorably discharged
as a sergeant. He then served with the U.S. Army in Alaska Communications
at Kodiak and Anchorage from Aug. 12, 1955, to Aug. 11, 1958, and was honorably
discharged as an SP4. After the military, he worked for the Boeing Company
in Seattle, Wash., from 1958 to 1961. He transferred to Vandenberg Air
Force Base where he worked for Kellogg, BSI and later with ITT Federal
Electric Services as an electronics technician. He retired in March 1991.
He also received his associate of arts and associate of acience degrees
at Allan Hancock College. He was a life member of BPOE Lodge 2274 in Lompoc
and enjoyed old movies, American history and Dodger baseball.
He died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Virginia Crain of Lompoc; sister,
Onnelee Borud of Wyndmere, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
Contributions may be made to Elks Lodge 2274 for aid to local youth
charities, 905 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc 93436.
Cremation arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
Graveside memorial services for Wilda E. Dolis, 81, of Lompoc, will
be at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at Lompoc Cemetery with John Reil of
Peace Lutheran Church officiating.
Mrs. Dolis was born Oct. 24, 1918, in Lostine, Ore., to Berti and Nora
Hamilton Cook. She came to Lompoc in 1961 from Alaska and was employed
for 20 years as cardiology technician at Lompoc Hospital, retiring in 1989.
She was also a Red Cross volunteer in the 1960s. She was a member of Peace
Lutheran Church who enjoyed walking and playing golf.
She died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at her home.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Jerry Dolis of Lompoc; step-daughter,
Maudia Dee Lanzotti of Oxford, Mich.; two step-grandchildren; and a step-great-granddaughter.
Visitations are from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Starbuck-Lind
Contributions are requested to Peace Lutheran Church, 1000 West Ocean
Ave., Lompoc 93436.
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Harold L. Willis,
42, of Vandenberg Village, who died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his home.