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Mary Magneson
Memorial services for Mary M. Magneson, 59, of Lompoc will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Deacon Charlie Hays of La Purisima Catholic Church officiating. Inurnment will be private. 
Mrs. Magneson was born March 31, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., to Alexander and Evelyn Feery Erfort where she was raised and educated. She moved to Lompoc in 1962 and was employed with NASA as an electronic technician for 14 years. She was a member of American Legion William "Bill" Proud Post 211 Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Chapter 1413. 
She died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital. 
Survivors include her daughter, Tami L. Myers of Lompoc; her father, A.J. Erfort of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Loretta Emmendorfer of Rochester, N.Y. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Erfort; her mother, Evelyn and a sister, Jeanette Kolinek. 
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 604 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc, 93436. 

Eldridge White 
Services for Eldridge N. White, 64, of Lompoc will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Dr. Larry Baker of First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Inurnment is private. 
Mr. White was born July 25, 1935, in Hanover County, Va., to George and Edna Dandridge White. He served with the United States Air Force for five years and then worked as a mail handler for 20 years at the Goleta branch of the U.S. Post Office retiring in 1998. He was a member of American Legion William "Bill" Proud Post 211. His favorite past-time was fishing. 
He died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital. 
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Tomoko White of Lompoc; step-children, Diane Sullivan of Lompoc, Debbie Middleton of Fresno and Joy Middleton of Carson City, Nev.; and a brother, Frank White of Richmond, Va. 
Visitations are Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 604 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc, 93436. 

Helen Walker 
Memorial services for Helen S. Walker, 76, of Lompoc were held Tuesday, May 16, 2000. 
Mrs. Walker was born May 23, 1923, in Nassau, N.Y. She was a housewife and volunteered her time to help others succeed in sobriety. She was a 23-year member of AA Freedom Group in Lompoc. 
Mrs. Walker died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at her home. 
It is suggested that memorial contributions be made in her name to the AA Freedom Group, Lompoc, 321 North D St., Lompoc, 93436. 

Marjorie Weber 
Funeral services are pending for Marjories Weber, 80, of Lompoc who died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the Convelcent Care Center. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

James E. Darrah 
James E. Darrah, 51, of Lompoc, died Thursday, May 18, 2000,at his home. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Nanette Parker 
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Nanette Parker, 45, of Vandenberg Village who died today, June 16, 2000, at her home.

Margaret Stewart
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Margaret Stewart, 81, of Lompoc who died today, Sept. 29, 2000, at the Buena Vista Care Center in Santa Barbara.

Birthe Morrison
Memorial services for Birthe Morrison, 68, of Lompoc, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Rev. Bill Newton officiating. Private inurnment will be at Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery. 
Mrs. Morrison was born Aug. 22, 1932, in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Johannes and Else Sorensen Hass. She moved to Lompoc in 1960 from Oklahoma and worked as an accountant at Vandenberg Air Force Base for several years. Her interests included playing bingo and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. 
She died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde Morrison, of Lompoc; her sons, John Morrison and Ronald Morrison, both of Lompoc; sisters, Bente Bentsen and Anne Marrtnsen, both of Denmark; brothers, Arne Hass, of Canada, Ib Hass, Birgir Hass and Jan Hass, all of Denmark; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 636, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.
Cremation arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Sheila Currie
Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Sheila Currie, 48, of Lompoc, who died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Ventura.

Rosemarie Johnstone
Services for Rosemarie Johnstone, 75, of Lompoc, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2001, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Deacon Charlie Hays of La Purisima Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnstone was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, to Thomas and Helen Butler Price. She was a 1944 graduate of Turtle Creek High School in Turtle Creek, Pa., and moved to Lompoc in 1961 from Presque Isle, Maine. A lifelong homemaker, she was a loving family caretaker who liked to crochet, sew and was known for her beautiful cake decorations. 
She died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at her home.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Marie Gardner, of Gautier, Miss., and Dianne Marie Jones, of Lompoc; son, Chuck Johnstone, of Lompoc; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several cousins, and a sister in-law and brother in-law. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Johnstone, in 1998 and her sisters, Joan Inskeep, Patricia Mcatee and Carol Elkins. 
Friends may pay there respects from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 604 East Ocean Ave., Lompoc 93436.
Arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Johannes "Jake' Burchardi
Memorial services for Johannes C. "Jake" Burchardi, 90, of Solvang will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2000, in the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jeff Bridgeman officiating. Private burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard. 
Mr. Burchardi was born June 1, 1909, in Arden and had lived in the Santa Ynez Valley since 1917. A World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he instructed hunter safety courses and the Junior Rifle Club in the Santa Ynez Valley for many years. His memberships included American Legion Post 160, the Santa Ynez Valley Rotary Club, and the Monday Men's Forum. He was also a former member of the Santa Ynez Valley Hospital Board and had served twice on the county grand jury and had also served on the Juvenile Justice Commission. 
Mr. Burchardi died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. 
Survivors include his daughter, Susan Bott of Goleta; and three grandchildren. 
Contributions may be made to the Elverhoy Museum, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93463 or the Valley Haven Senior Day Care Center, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463. 
Funeral arrangements are directed by Loper Funeral Chapel in Solvang. 

John Gallagher
Services for John P. Gallagher, 73, of Lompoc, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Calvary Cemetery, Concord, N.H.
Mr. Gallagher was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Concord, N.H., to John and Gertrude Champigney Gallagher. He was employed as a truck driver for 43 years and lived in El Paso, Texas, for 20 years before moving to Lompoc in 1995. He was an avid reader and a member of VFW Post 8919 in El Paso, Texas.
He died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his home.
Survivors include daughters, Susan B. Gallagher, of Franklin, N.H., and Kathleen M. Sawicki, of Lompoc; sons, John P. Gallagher III, of Boscawen, N.H., and Timothy L. Gallagher, of Goleta; brother, David J. Gallagher, of Concord, N.H.; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Gallagher, in 1993 and two brothers.
Contributions may be made to the VFW Post 1717, 100 East Locust Ave., Lompoc 93436.
Local arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Cora Ryberg
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Cora Ryberg, 91, of Lompoc, who died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at the Franciscan Manor.

Regina Markby
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Regina Markby, 51, of Victorville and a native of Lompoc, who died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at her home.

Curtis Atherton
A Celebration of the life of Curtis Atherton, 79, of Solvang, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at his home, 1297 Deer Hill Drive, Solvang. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Mr. Atherton was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and had lived in Santa Barbara County for the last 11 years. He was a 1945 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and had served aboard the U.S. Binion as an ensign. Now retired, he had owned and operated several Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. Atherton died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Atherton, of Solvang; sons, William, of Lake Oswego, Ore., James, of Gold Beach, Ore., and Robert, of Fishkill, N.Y.; brother, Jack Atherton, of Missouri; and four grandsons.
It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Loper Funeral Chapel.

James McGriff 
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for James McGriff of Lompoc who died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

Erwin Holloway
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Erwin M. Holloway, 85, of Lompoc, who died today, Sept. 27, 2000, at the Convalescent Care Center.

Paul Benedict
A Funeral Mass for Paul D. Benedict Sr., 71, of Santa Ynez, will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Benedict was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Los Angeles and had lived in Santa Barbara County for five years. He was a contractor for 35 years, specializing in swimming pool construction. He was a member and past treasurer of the Nuevo Lions Club and was also an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He loved gardening and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed riding and at one time bred and raised quarter horses.
Mr. Benedict died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Buena Vista Care Center in Santa Barbara.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Benedict of, Santa Ynez; sons, Philip, of Rancho Cucamonga, Christopher, of Weatherford, Texas, Paul Jr., of California, Mark, of New Mexico, and John, of Dallas; daughters, Lucy McCarthy, of Santa Ynez, Diane Kuyoomjian, of Santa Monica, Tamara Dowling, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Shari Benedict of, Riverside; four grandchildren.
It is suggested that contributions be made to the World Wildlife Fund or to the National Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Loper Funeral Chapel.

Sunva Gibbs
Memorial services for Sunva "Sunny" T. Gibbs, 92, of Solvang, will be held at3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the Santa Ynez Valley Recovery Residence. The officiant will be Pastor Paul Plascencia, of Bethania Lutheran Church, in Solvang.
Mrs. Gibbs was born Sept. 22, 1908, in Minot, N.D. She had lived in Solvang for 35 years. She was a resident of the Solvang Lutheran Home.
She died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Solvang.
She is survived locally by her close friends, Daryl and Helen Nielsen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Gibbs, in 1990.
In her memory, it is suggested that friends remember the Solvang Lutheran Home, 636 Atterdag Road, Solvang, CA 93463. 
Arrangements are directed by Loper Funeral Chapel.

Gregory Bray
Services for Gregory Scott Bray, 38, of Elgin, Ill., will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at the Madison Funeral Home in Elgin. Larry Bradshaw will officiate.
Mr. Bray was born Aug. 28, 1961, in Lompoc. He had lived in Elgin, Ill., for 10 years.
He died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Elgin.
He is survived by his wife, Lorie Bray, of Elgin; sons, Gregory S. Bray Jr, Bryan L. Bray, Bradly T. Bray, all of Elgin; his grandfather, Walter V. Lepczyk, of Lompoc; his grandmother, Ethel Bray, of Goleta; parents, Roy and Helyn Bray, of Lompoc; brother, Guy Bray, of Salinas; sisters, Bonny McClary, of Indiana, Nyna Gill, of Ramona, and Lisha Avila, of Lompoc; a great-aunt, Barbara Bray, of Goleta; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Ethel Bouslaugh
Ethel R. Bouslaugh, 74, of Linn Creek, Mo., and formerly of Lompoc, died Friday, March 16, 2001, in the Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach, Mo. A private burial will be held in the Freedom Cemetery in Linn Creek, Mo.
Mrs. Bouslaugh, daughter of Alexander J. and Maude R. Phelps, was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Freemansberg, Pa. She was raised in Freemansberg. She married Ernest H. Bouslaugh on Oct. 2, 1945, in Allentown, Pa. Following their marriage, they lived in Bethlehem, Pa. While her husband was serving in the military during the Korean Conflict in 1952, they moved to California, where, besides being a devoted homemaker, she worked as a secretary at Camp Cook Army Base. During this time, she became the first female police officer in Lompoc. In August of 1983, she and her husband moved to Linn Creek, Mo. She served as the city clerk of Linn Creek for eight years, and then served two terms as mayor of Linn Creek. In her spare time, she enjoyed tracing her family genealogy and loved collecting.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Harris, of Camdenton, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Camdenton, Mo.

Joe Costa
Vigil services for Joe W. Costa, 80, of Lompoc, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday at La Purisima Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Vega officiating. Burial follows at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Costa was born Aug. 16, 1920, in Arroyo Grande to George and Virginia Perry Costa. He and his family moved to Ytias Ranch, San Julian, until 1930 when they moved to Jalama. In 1941 he entered the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the North African campaign, Sicily and Italy, receiving a Purple Heart for valor. He married Evelyn M. Hamon in 1946 and made their home in Delano from 1947 to 1957 where they farmed in the Jasmine area. Upon returning to Lompoc in 1957, he worked as an electrician from 1958 until retiring in 1982. In his earlier years, he was active in the Model-T Club where he built and raced Model-T cars. As his son's grew, he helped organize and coach Little League and later served as president. He was also a member of the Portuguese Pentecostal Association, the Supreme Council of SES and IBEW Union Local 413. 
He died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Survivors include his sons, Joe, Jr., of Fernley, Nev., and Wayne and Timothy, both of Lompoc; sisters, Eva Hamon, of Lompoc and Dorothy Dayton, of Mira Loma; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn in 1998 and two brothers, Louis and George Costa Jr.
Visitations are from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. 
Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Assocation of Santa Barbara, P.O. Box 6254, Santa Barbara, CA 93160.

Henry Williams
Memorial services for Henry Williams, 78, of Lompoc, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with Mr. Clemmie Smith of the Lompoc Church of Christ officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Mr. Williams was born July 16, 1922, in Houma, La., to Paul and Katie Henry. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and later joined the U.S. Air Force, retiring from Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1965 after transferring here from England in 1950. Following his military retirement, he worked as a security guard for 16 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, American Legion Post 211, a life member of VFW Post 1717 and an active member of the Valley of the Flowers Half Century Club where he always enjoyed helping others.
He died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Shizue N. Williams, of Lompoc; brothers, Kermit Henry of Houma, La., and Edgar Lee Henry, of Louisville, Ky.; sisters, Mercedes Ezell, of Houma, La., and Rose Ezell, of Gooseland, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Williams; his parents; sisters, Selina Combs, Leontine Lovely and Helouise Carvin ,and by brothers, James Carvin and Albert Verdin.

Le Roy Summers
Services for third generation Lompoc resident, Le Roy H. Summers, 88, will be at 11 a..m. Thursday, March 29, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ernest Freund and the Rev. Dan Newhall officiating. Burial will be at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Summers was born March 25, 1912, to George and Maude Parsons Summers, whose paternal great-grandfather was an early Lompoc settler. He was a 1930 Lompoc High School graduate and continued his education for a time at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a student of geography who enjoyed photography and also was a surveyor in his earlier years. A lifelong resident, he farmed the greater Lompoc Valley including the family ranch off Central Avenue, retiring in 1981. He also had strong carpentry skills building the home in which he raised his family. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau and the Lompoc Valley Historical Society. He enjoyed traveling domestically and was also an avid reader, frequently sharing his views of local and national politics in a lively fashion. 
He died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Lompoc Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary D. Summers, of Lompoc; a daughter, Jeanne S. Secrest, of San Luis Obispo; sister, Dorothy Scolari, of Lompoc; brothers, Leland Summers, of Lompoc, and Robert Summers, of Paradise; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Graton, and a brother, George "Bud" Summers. 
Contributions may be made to the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, 300 West Pueblo, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lompoc Valley Historical Society, P. O. Box 88, Lompoc 93438; or the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1600 Berkeley Drive, Lompoc 93436. 
Services are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Helen Angell
Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Helen I. Angell, 95, of Lompoc, who died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Convalescent Care Center.

Helen Reghitto
Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Helen Reghitto, 86, of Lompoc, who died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Lompoc Hospital.

Ruth Alexander 
Funeral services for Ruth R. Alexander, 76, of Lompoc will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ernie Freund officiating. Burial follows at Lompoc Cemetery. 
Mrs. Alexander was born July 21, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo., to Frank and Bertha Kasten Kotraba. She married Tony Alexander in 1944 and moved to Lompoc in 1945 from Huntington Park. She worked for 22 years as a postal clerk with the United States Postal Service. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lompoc Rebekah Lodge and AARP. Her interests included traveling, camping, fishing, music, crossword puzzles, tending her garden (especially her roses) and spending time with her grandchildren. 
She died suddenly on Friday, May 12, 2000, while traveling through Battle Mountain, Nev. 
Survivors include her daughter, Carol J. Kirkland of Lompoc; step-sons, Dennis Alexander of Paso Robles and Derrald and Deverne Alexander, both of Santa Maria; sister, Bertha Sweeten of Santa Maria and Mildred Oliveira of Lawrenceville, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony, in February of this year, her parents and a brother, Walter Kotraba. 
Visitations are from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. 
Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church building fund, 1600 Berkeley Drive, Lompoc 93436.

Glenora Ward
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Glenora Ward, 80, of Lompoc, who died today, September 26, 2000, at Lompoc Hospital.

Leonard Dale Trent
Memorial services for Leonard Dale Trent, 90, of Lompoc, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ in Lompoc with Pastor Edward E. Pettis officiating.
Mr. Trent was born Nov. 28, 1909, in Panora, Iowa. He worked as an electrician most of his life, retiring in 1975. He belonged to the IBEW Local Union 453 in Springfield, Mo., and Local 309 out of Earth City, Mo. He lived in Morin, Ill., until he moved to Lompoc in 1971. He was a member of the Valley of Flowers United Church of Christ and held numerous church positions. He built and installed the Christmas star that shone from the top of the church every year and maintained it until he could no longer climb a ladder.
He died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at Lompoc Hospital.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mabel Trent, of Lompoc; son, Forest Trent, of Village Ridge, Mo.; daughter, Dwenth Kosner, of Highland, Ill.; son, Charles Trent, of Ashley, Ill.; sons, Bob Hites, of Yuba City, and Daniel Melson, of Biloxi, Miss.; daughters, Barbara White, of Hermington, Ore., Diane Palma, of Elba, Ala., Cathy Fennell, of Lompoc, Toni Wyatt, of Jefferson, N.C., Christa Hampton, of Lompoc, and Marty Chapman, of Honolulu, Hawaii; his sister, Evelyn Bachmann, of Tulsa, Okla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Trent and a son, James Trent.
Cremation arrangements were directed by the Neptune Society.

Donald Riebe
At his request, there are no services planned for Donald Kingsley Riebe, 82, of Lompoc who died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at his home.
It is requested that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Alano Club of Lompoc, 119 North D St., Lompoc, CA 93436.

Bailey Dewett
Memorial services for Bailey A. Dewett, 85, of Los Olivos were held 1 p.m. today, Sept. 26, 2000, in the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jeff Bridgeman officiating. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Mr. Dewett was born April 9, 1915, in Redondo Beach and had lived in Santa Barbara County since 1950. He was a self-employed welder and had built and repaired farm equipment for more than 60 years. He had also served in the European Theater of Operations with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Mr. Dewett died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at his home in Los Olivos.
Survivors include his wife, Jeane Dewett, of Los Olivos; son, Bruce Dewett, of Los Olivos; daughters, Janeen Chester, of Los Olivos and Catherine Chester, of Lake Tahoe; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Valley Haven Senior Day Care Center, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463 or the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Santa Barbara, 2024B De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Arrangements are under the direction of Loper Funeral Chapel.

Eugena Hill
A memorial mass for Eugena E. Hill, 65, of Lompoc, will be celebrated at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Msgr. John Fitzgerald officiating. Inurnment follows at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Pleasant Valley, Mont., to Joseph and Elsie Elmer Brakovec. She earned her bachelor's degree as a medical technologist from the University of Montana at Missoula and served her internship in Florida before moving to Lompoc in 1958. She worked in her field for 32 years, most recently with Valley Medical Group prior to her retirement in 1990. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and had special interests in weaving and quilting.
She died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Robert A. Hill, of Lompoc; daughters, Deborah L. Hill, of Oceanside, Rebecca A. Milano, of Irvine, and Kendra M. Hill, of Madera; son, Matthew A. Hill, of Madera; brother, Joseph W. Brakovec, of Ripon; four grandchildren, four nieces and a nephew.
Contributions may be made to the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation, P.O. Box 883, Lompoc 93438 or Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals (VIVA), P.O. Box 896, Lompoc 93438. 
Services are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Manuel Mello
A gathering of family and friends for Manuel P. "Pete" Mello, 76, of Lompoc, will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the American Legion William Proud Post 211. A private family service will be held at a later date with inurnment at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mr. Mello was born June 30, 1924, in San Raphael, Calif. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a locksmith for 24 years. He came to Lompoc in 1977 from Turlock and was co-owner of Modern Locksmith for five years. He was a past commander of American Legion Post 211, serving on their executive board as vice commander and was a Cootie with V.F.W. Post 1717. His interests included gardening and walking his dog, Venia.
He died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital.
Survivors include his son, Shawn Mello, of Lompoc, and one granddaughter. 
Contributions may be made to any Mid-State Bank to help defray final expenses. 
Cremation arrangements are by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Gordon Hansen
Private family services for Gordon D. Hansen, 71, of Lompoc, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Hansen was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Carl and Margaret Nielsen Hansen. He was schooled as a draftsman and was employed in his trade for 40 years, retiring in 1990 and moving to Lompoc in 1995 from Pasadena. He had a special interest in sailing in his earlier years.
He died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at his home.
Survivors include a cousin, Marilyn Mitty of Vandenberg Village and a niece. He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Contributions may be made to a charity of choice. 
Cremation arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Ruth Spaulding
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Ruth G. Spaulding, 90, of Lompoc and a former longtime resident of Santa Barbara, who died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000 at the Convalescent Care Center.

Billie Hood
Services are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Billie D. Hood, 91, of Lompoc, who died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital.

Aaron Huckaby
Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Aaron D. Huckaby, 28, of Lompoc, who died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Lompoc District Hospital.

Evelyn Goodgame
Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary for Bessie Evelyn Goodgame, 71, of Lompoc, who died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at her home.

Frances Eva Bodger
Memorial services will be held for Frances Eva Bodger, 90, of Lompoc, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001 at First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Berkeley Drive. Private family services were held at the Lompoc Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 23, with Rev. Dan Newhall officiating at both services.
Mrs. Bodger was born on March 9, 1910, to Howard and Maybelle Chapman Rankin in McCook, Neb. She was a 1928 graduate of San Bernadino High School and moved to Lompoc in 1929. She married Louis Morehart in 1930, following his death in 1933, she married Charles M. Bodger in 1935. He died in 1964.
She was a homemaker and a gardener - even doing test gardening for Jackson & Perkins rose company. She was an active member of the Alpha Club and PTA. She was also a member of the Sewing Club, a charter member of the Lompoc Valley Historical Society and Lompoc Hospital Auxiliary.
She lived in Lompoc until 1993 when she moved to Paradise to live with her daughter, Bonnie.
She died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, in Paradise.
She is survived by her children, Beverly Morehart Preece and Howard Dean Morehart, both of Lompoc, Michael Bodger, of Redondo Beach, and Bonnie Bodger Fugh, of Paradise; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Violet Rankin and Alice Rankin Hawtrey; and brother, Lawrence Rankin.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Lompoc Historical Society, PO Box 88, Lompoc 93438.
Arrangements are by Rose Chapel Mortuary in Paradise.

Elizabeth "Betty' Gally
A memorial service for Elizabeth "Betty" Gally, 77, of Lincolnton, N.C., and formerly of Lompoc, will be held Saturday, March 3, 2001, at her home in Lincolnton.
Mrs. Gally was born in Clifton, Ariz., to John and Lenore Davidson Young. She was a Navy veteran, having served with the WAVES during World War II. Prior to moving to Lincolnton in 1989, she lived in Lompoc for 30 years. She was the owner of The Knitting Bag in Lincolnton and a member of the Machine Knitting Club.
She died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Catawba Memorial Hospital in Lincolnton.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Gally, of Lincolnton; a son, J.L. Gally, of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; a sister, Lenore Elizabeth Taylor, of Iron Station, N.C.; five nieces, a nephew, four great-nieces, four great-nephews, one great-great-niece and two great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
It is suggested that memorial be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 3109 Poplarwood Court, Suite 125, Raleigh, N.C. 27604-1043.
Arrangements are under the direction of Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton, N.C.

Cynthia Finley
Services for Cynthia E. Finley, 70, of Lompoc will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary with George Barnes Jr. officiating. Burial follows at Lompoc Cemetery.
Mrs. Finley was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Boston, Mass., to John and Margot Saline Kaplan. 
She was raised and educated in the Boston area and attended the University of Miami where she majored in Spanish. A resident of Lompoc since 1959, she had worked in her late husband's office before managing her real estate investments. Her special joy was traveling.
She died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at her home.
Survivors include her son, Robert Kranseler, of Placentia; step-daughters, Renee Cuffe, of Salem, Ore., and Mary Savin, of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Rhoda Casto, of Bermuda Dunes; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Finley, in 1979, a son, Billy Kranseler, and her parents.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. 
Contributions may be made to Lompoc Family YMCA, 201 West. College Ave., Lompoc 93436 or a charity of choice.

Jack Russell
Memorial services for Jack Russell, 82, of Lompoc, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 212 East Central Ave. Inurnment will follow at Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Russell was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Eureka, Utah, to David and Mary Phillips Russell. A World War II Army veteran, he was a pilot assigned to the 70th Fighter Wing in Germany and flew missions in Europe, including Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. During this time, he received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with six Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Southern California and taught for the Inglewood School District for 20 years. He moved to Lompoc in 1981, from Harbor City, Calif., and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 
He died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Lompoc Hospital. 
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Russell, of Lompoc; son, David Russell, of Santa Barbara; step-daughters Eleanor Lyon, of Goleta, and Vicki Andersen, of Lompoc; sisters, Bessie Duke, of San Diego, and Virginia Haskisson, of Logan, Utah; brother, Kent Russell, of Rancho Cordova; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Cremation arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

Theda Bentley
Funeral services will be held for Theda Bentley, 81, of Solvang, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at the graveside in Oak Hill Cemetary in Ballard. Interment will be at Oak Hill with Father Charles Stacy of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Los Olivos officiating.
Mrs. Bentley was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Branch, Ark., and had lived in Solvang for 60 years and for several years was a clerk at a pharmacy.
She died July 26, 2001, at her home.
She is survived by her sons, Maynard Bentley, of Orcutt, James Bentley, of Brea, Calif., and Leland Bentley, of Los Alamos; sisters, Shirley Mitchell, of Ventura, and Bonnie Walton, of Camarillo; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a cousin. She was preceded in death by hter husband, Jimmie Bentley, in 1993.
Contributions may be made to Marian Hospice, 504 East Plaza Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454.
Arrangements are by Loper Funeral Chapel.


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