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BOWMAN, John Keyes
1916 - 1999
Grandson of his namesake, John Henry Keyes, and the first son of one of six beautiful "Keyes girls," John Keyes Bowman was born 82 years ago, on July 26, 1916, in Los Angeles, California. "Jack" graduated from Franklin High School in Los Angeles and began working for the family construction business, Myers Bros Construction, at the age of 15.
He was a home, apartment and industrial builder until he retired/. Santa Barbara area projects included Bonnymede in Montecito, Villa Miradero, Casa La Cumbre, California Retired Teachers Home, Samarkand, Infomag, Cathedral Oaks Tennis Club and Turtle Creek in Ventura, to name a few. In the 1960s, he was the construction superintendent of the Grand Forks Air Force Base (at the time the fifth largest "city" in the state of North Dakota, the only ICBM (intercontinental Ballistic Missile) site in the United State. He also was the construction Superintendent of the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas at the time of racial turmoil in the late 1950s. Other California housing developments, apartment projects, university buildings, and movie studios filled his resume.
He married his beloved wife, Martha, in 1946 and was happily married to her for over 48 years until her unexpected death on Christmas Day 1994.
His children, Terri Lee McMurray, Barbara Jean Morris, and John K Bowman II loved him dearly. His two grandchildren, Dylan and Dale, whom he helped raise, cherished him and his three great-grandchildren adored him.
He was straightforward, honest, opinionated, and wanted everyone "to get it right the first time."
He was "Johnny" to his buddies when he was a B24 "The Liberator" bomber pilot of the "Sharon D " in the 849th Bomber Group of the U S Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the European theater. He was stationed in England and flew raids over France, Holland, and Germany. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal.
His three children were at his bedside when he passed away peacefully at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, march 2, 1999.
Visitation will be at Welch-Ryce-Haider on Sunday, March 7, from 3 to 6 pm, and Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Monday, March 8, from 9 am - 9 pm, and Tuesday, March 9, from 9-10:30 am. Funeral Services will be held in the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Tuesday, March 9, at 12:30 pm.

Hammond, Samuel Richard (Bud)
died recently at Valle Verde age 91 after several months of heart disease. He was born in San Francisco in 1908 just two years after the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed much of the city. His grandfather was one of the forty-niners, and Bud recounted tales of his grandfather's adventures mining the Mother Lode. Bud grew up in San Francisco then Alameda. His passion was sailing on San Francisco Bay. He bought and sailed his first sizable sailboat at age 13 - a 30 foot sloop to ply the Bay in 1921. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1933 with a BS in Business. For most of his business career he worked in sales and management for companies that manufactured and sold sterling silver. This career was interrupted by W W II in 1942 when he joined the Navy. He was a lieutenant and navigator on a large ketch that sailed about 500 miles SW of San Francisco and acted as a Navigational aid for the ships and planes flying between San Francisco and Hawaii. He also served on Clipperton, an island in the Pacific and helped build a Naval Base to guard the Panama Canal.
He married Marjorie Reed in 1939 - his wife of 55 years. He is survived by his daughter, Patty Gault of Verdi, Nevada, his son Richard Hammond of Santa Barbara and five grandchildren, Patrick and Matt Markovich, Tina Hammond Lowe, Darby and Kelly Hammond. Donations can be given in his name to CALM or The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

KERNKAMP, Elizabeth Madill
age 89, of Santa Barbara died February 11, 1999. Elizabeth (Betty, as she was known to her family and friends) was born July 27, 1909 in New York City to James and Margaret Madill. She grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was preceded in death by Charles Edward Kernkamp, her husband of forty-six years, who died in 1976. In 1930 they began their married life in Owatonna, Minnesota and later moved to Red Wing, Minnesota where they owned a Firestone store. In 1952 Betty and her family moved to California. Shortly after her husband's death, she moved to Santa Barbara to be closer to her daughter Sara and family. Betty lived here in Santa Barbara for the past 22 years. She loved Santa Barbara and felt very much at home here during her retirement years. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. She saw much of Europe in her retirement years, but her trips to Russia and Ireland, with her daughter Gretchen, were her favorite trips.
She is survived by her four children; Judith Winsor of Minneapolis, Gretchen Cowan of Laguna Niguel, Sara Duke of Santa Barbara and Charles E Kernkamp, Jr of St Paul; by five grandchildren; Jennifer (Duke) Rowe, Thomas Duke, Peggy (Mansperger) Barnes, Kate Winsor, and Alice (Winsor) Gruber; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sons-in-law William Duke of Santa Barbara and James Winsor of Minneapolis and daughter-in-law Kay Reich of St Paul. She leaves two brothers, John Madill of Vancouver, and Richard Madill of Mt Holly, New Jersey and a sister, Muriel Shapera of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Betty will be remembered at a private family gathering at a future date. A tree will be planted at Las Positas Park and a plaque will be placed there in her honor. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and her family was the center of her life. She will be dearly missed.

PEARSON, Clifford M
83, died March 4, 1999 at Vista Del Monte in Santa Barbara.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara at 11 AM Thursday, March 11th.
In lieu of flowers Memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Vista Del Monte, 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

PETERSON, Reginald
A third generation California native born June 9, 1916. He attended Montecito Union School and Santa Barbara schools.
He married the love of his life, Rosie E McKenzie from the Teehon Ranch in Bakersfield, CA in 1938.
He started out driving city buses and got to know everyone in Santa Barbara. He never forgot a face. Then he went on to be a top salesman for Weber Baking Company. His love was the sea, so he bought a fishing boat called "Husky" and was a commercial fisherman off the coast of Santa Barbara.
In the 1950's, his brother Robert asked him to go into a full-time business growing orchids. They called it Peterson Bros , Inc in Montecito, which was the first commercial orchid business in Santa Barbara.
Then in the 1970's he went into the chrysanthemums business with his son Richard, The via Real Poms in Carpinteria.
He had a heart of gold and a natural green thumb, like his father Norman, who was the first Caucasan born in Carpinteria in 1876. He grew produce and drove his oxen and cart from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara to sell. Reg retired at the age of 62 and took up Lawn Bowling at MacKenzie Park for 20 years. He will be remembered as the "Happy-Go-Lucky" man with a wonderful sense of humor.
He leaves his wife Rosie, his brother Robert, his son Richard and daughter-in-law Rachel, a daughter Marie, grandchildren RaeAnn Martin and Cary and Craig Peterson, Jerico Woggon and Credance R Woggon whom helped look after him for the last 7 years of his life. And also by four great grandchildren, Megen, Mindy, Loren and Regie.
He died with his loved ones by his side on February 27, 1999.
There will be no services.
His request was to back to the sea, so it shall be.
God bless Regie.

SCHLESINGER-MORANDO, Juliane Kate
passed away on February 18, 1999 in Santa Barbara at the age of 32. She was deeply loved and will live forever in the hearts of husband Stephen Morando, father and mother Joe and Abby Schlesinger, sister Lauren McMullen (Steve) brothers Joe and Nick (Yassmine), and the Morando Family Michael Sr and Dotty, Michael Jr (Marta) Toni (Brad) Trumbull, Mark and Grandparents Julia Acin Morando and Mike. Juliane delighted in her nieces Remi and Kaya McMullen Emma Trumbull, Annelise Morando, nephews Dylan Schlesinger, Michael Morando and Douglas Trumbull.
Juliane was born April 19th, 1966 in Huntington Beach, CA Moving to Qjai at 3 years old, she attended local Ojai schools. After graduating with a degree in English from UCSD, she received her master's degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in Madrid. She was a dedicated teacher at Ojal Valley School, Nordhoff, Cate School, and was teaching at Crane School at the time of her death. Juliane touched the lives of students, teachers and parents.
Those who survive her are comforted by the knowledge that Juliane lived her brief life so fully. We give thanks to her friends for their love and support, especially to her dearest friend Sherrie McNeil.
Juliane loved soccer and tennis and found solice in surfing, rock climbing, backpacking and running. Juliane loved reading, was a great communicator and always accepted a challenge.
Juliane was a beautiful person in every way and will be remembered always by all who knew her.
Donations can be made to the following non profit organizations, Surfers Environmental Alliance and COAC-Coastal
Coalition. SEA P0 Box 3578, Santa Cruz CA 95063. COAC donations can be sent to the same address, please specify.
A Memorial Service will be held at Crane School in Montecito on March 20th 1:00 pm.

SPENCE, Fred E
91, inventor and dental technician, passed away on the morning of February 27, 1999 at his home in Culver City, after a long battle with cancer. He was horn in Santa Barbara, California on February 17, 1908 to a hard working gardener, Frederick C Spence and his wife Lucy. Their generosity of good meals for many in Santa Barbara, especially during the Depression made their humble abode a popular place. His gifts and interest in science and things mechanical were demonstrated early as a young child. He built a crystal radio and climbed one of the tall trees near his family's house to hang the simple wire antenna needed to make it work. He figured out how to make the coil from a Model T Ford generate sparks outside of the car which scared many of his mother's chickens. Around the age of 12 he went off to Sacramento for his drivers license and managed to dismantle and reassemble a Model T Ford. Given a 22 rifle as a young boy and his fear of snakes, he probably single handedly caused a severe decline in the local rattlesnake population.
Frustrated by the limited opportunities in Santa Barbara and concerned about the demands on his parents raising 6 younger siblings he set out for Los Angeles to make something of himself. Staying with relatives he eventually found work with a dentist, Dr Beverly B McCollum, one of the pioneers in Gnathology, the study of the mechanics of the mouth. His abilities, especially his gifts with his hands, became readily apparent and he was encouraged to learn the skills of a dental technician. When he became more financially secure, and still having an interest in automobile, he bought a racecar and supported the early career of the quietly legendary driver, Rajo Jack.
While working for Dr McCollum he greatly assisted the development of two important dental instruments, one measured the motions of the jaw and teeth and the other reproduced these motions. Blessed with incredibly good teeth himself, he was often the guinea pig for testing them. He learned much and was inspired to figure out how to simplify these instruments. After meeting his wife, Lisa, and with her support and encouragement he pursued this interest. With the assistance of engineer/machinist Ed Bowen he designed the Spence Articulator and Facebow transfer devices for which he received a U S patent. He practiced and perfected his techniques while working for several West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills dentists, notably Dr Charles Pincus and Dr Everitte V Payne. He eventually established his own dental laboratory, the Spence Dental Lab, specializing in full mouth reconstructive dentistry.
He is survived by and greatly missed by his son, Charles F Spence, brother Douglas and sisters, Teresa and Carmateta. He will be fondly remembered for his warmth, strength and supporting his family as best he knew how. God bless him and watch over his soul.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the St John's Cancer Center, Santa Monica, California. Gates Kingley & Gates Smith Salsbury Funeral Directors, Culver City, California (310) 837-7121

THOMPSON, Ian
26, died February 27, 1999.
He is survived by his wife Caroline (Kovarick) 27, son Dylan 4, and daughter Yana, 2.
He will be graciously missed for the way he loved us all. You are forever in our hearts and in our minds.
Contributions may be sent to a Memorial Fund at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, 3451 State St, SB, CA 93105

FLOREZ, Lillian D Garcia
age 51, passed away March 2, 1999 due to a lengthy illness.
Born April 16, 1947 in Santa Barbara, CA was an active member of Community Chapel Church. A graduate of Santa Barbara Business College and an active member of Candleria.
She was one of 7 children to Arthur F Valenzuela and Frances Valenzuela.
Survived by her passing are 4 beloved sisters, Eve Richards, Elizabeth Pommier, Theresa Gonzalez, Caroline Martinez, 4 children, Eddie Garcia, Judy Marquez, Frances Garcia, Dannelle Pugh-Garcia, 11 grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Mom our Guardian Angel
Although your gone, no matter where we are, we'll always know that you are there watching and guiding us through the times we need you the most.
We love and miss you very much. Your children
Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge or arrangements

LOUSTALOT, Kathryn Pierce
83, known to thousands in the Santa Barbara Community as a fund raiser and civic volunteer and dear friend, recently passed away.
Third generation Santa Barbaran, Kathryn was born September 1, 1916 the only child of Glenn E Pierce, of the famed Pierce Brothers Furniture store on State Street, and Gladys Fitch, also of Santa Barbara
Kay, as she was affectionately known, was one of the first and youngest women in the State of California to receive her pilot's license and she did that at our local airport at the age of sixteen, unbeknownst to her parents. Her instructor, Arthur W Callies, was mentioned "In Old Santa Barbara" when on June 10, 1935, he and a student crashed and died at our local airport. Kathryn attended local schools including Santa Barbara High School, and then went on to graduate from the Anna Head School in Berkeley, California. After that she ventured further north to Oregon to enroll at Reed College and later graduated from the University of Oregon. She returned to Santa Barbara to live out her life. During World War II Kay was active in the local USO club and met her first husband, Captain Robert T Brooks from New York. After siring two children, they divorced. She later met and married Gilbert R Loustalot of Santa Barbara and she gave birth to two more children. Kay obtained her real estate license and worked many years with Sunset Realtors.
"You are a precious person. We do appreciate all your fine work" nwrote Pearl Chase in a private memo to Kay. Among her many contributions to this area were as founding member of the Visiting Nurses Association, Junior League Sustaining Member, Board Member of the Santa Barbara High School PTA, Chairperson of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and recipient of the coveted Life Member Award board member of the County Federation of Republican Women, Vice President of the Kappa Alpha Theta house corporation, member of the Children's Home Society (treasurer, executive board and membership committee and later president), Solicitor for the Community Chest, Art Museum Membership Committee, Junior League Finance Committee, Memorial Cancer Foundation, Montecito Incorporation Committee, Family Service Agency (publicity committee), Women's Project Board of the Santa Barbara historical Society, All-Saints-By-The-Sea's Altar Guild and Rector's committee, Republican Precinct Chairman, Publicity Chairperson for the Santa Barbara Recreation Department's Swim Team, Board member for La Morada Residence for teenage girls, Child's Estate Auxiliary President and then vice-president, co-founder and past chairperson of the Santa Barbara Zoo Auxiliary, Secretary for the Drug Abuse Prevention Center, Treasurer for the Montecito Republicans Committee, vice president of the CALM auxiliary, United Way board member and head of women's committee, Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, Channel City Women's Forum, membership committee of the local Real Estate Board, public information Director of the American Cancer Society as well as raising four children.
Survivors are her children (their spouses and grandchildren), Robert T Brooks, Jr (Pamela and Robert T Brooks, III) of Austin, Texas, Michael P Brooks (Christina, Taylor and Rebecca Brooks) of Santa Barbara, Gilbert R Loustalot, Jr (Cindy, Brett Williams and Colin Loustalot) of Santa Barbara, and Kathryn L Ford (John, Ian and Austin Ford) of San Gabriel.
Services will be held March 11, at 1:30 P M at All-Saints-By-The Sea Church.
Friends may remember Kathryn through their donation to The Visiting Nurse Association (222 E Canon Perdido St ), The Salvation Army or The Santa Barbara Zoo. Arrangements are by Welch-Ryce-Haider.

MILLER, William N. (Pat)
went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 6, 1999.
Born in Sunderland, England in 1908. Came to Canada in 1927. Attended McDonald Agricultural College near Montreal. Served in 13th field ambulance in the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II. Came to Monrovia, CA in 1950. Active in Boys' Club, worked in the church. Came to Santa Barbara in 1960. He was self-employed as a gardener for over 40 years. Member of Living Faith Center.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elva, as well as his brother C Raymond Miller of England. He also leaves four children; son and daughter-in-law Ian and Susan Miller, Goleta; son and daughter-in-law Glenn and Linda, Eugene, OR; daughter and son-in-law Fern and John Sikich, Goleta; and daughter and son-in-law Joy and Doug Knopp, Seattle, WA. Grandchildren are Sean, Eric, and Kevin Miller; Ryan, Jared and Brett Miller; Angela, Brian and Michael Sikich; and Rachel, Sibyl, and Leah Knopp.
Contributions may be made in memory of him to the Gideon International or Living Faith Center.
A Graveside Service was held Monday, March 8 at 11:00 am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Welch-Ryce-Haider was in charge of arrangements.

MORENO, Florencio (Shorty)
a life-time resident of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully on Saturday in Santa Maria. He was 72. Shorty was the owner and operator of the UCSB Barber Shop located in the Youth Center for over 40 years, as well as an Air Force Veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Moreno.
Survived by his father, Inez Moreno; his children: Mary (Francis) Castro; Martha Bourbon; Richard (Martha) Moreno; David Moreno and one sister, Carmen Lopez. Five brothers: Aurelio Moreno, Manuel Moreno, Phillip Moreno, Joe Moreno and Danny Moreno, Six Grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Wednesday (3/10) at 10:00 a m , at Calvary Cemetery, Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge of arrangements

PEARSON, Clifford M.
83, died March 4, 1999 at Vista Del Monte in Santa Barbara.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara at 11AM Thursday, March 11th.
In lieu of flowers Memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Vista Del Monte, 3775 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary

RIDDELL, Richard Bradshaw
Feb 18, 1923 - Mar 3, 1999
Born in Denver, Colorado, he graduated from South High School in 1940 and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California in 1944.
After serving as an officer in the US Naval Reserve from 1942 to 1946, he resumed his education at Denver, Lamont School of Music from 1947 to 1948 graduating with his BA in music. He completed his education at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA from 1949 -1951 with a Master's Degree in music.
Although Dick's great interest continued to be music and voice, he entered the more practical world of engineering after singing professionally for several years.
His professional career took him to Canada and outside the USA specializing in Petro-Chemical engineering as a consultant, and he was employed by some large companies in the USA.
Richard was born with God-given talents; his greatest talent was his singing voice. In later years, he expressed his regret that he had not pursued a teaching career in music.
Richard and his wife Marilyn had been married for many years and had know each other for 59 years. He had three daughters, Mary Riddell and Carol Meier of the Denver, Colorado area and Catherine Handzel of Sunnyslope, California.
Dick was devoted to Marilyn's children, Gregory, Geoffrey, Peter Turk and Melissa Coffman and seven grand daughters he dearly loved.
Family services will be held in Colorado.

WILSON, Martha Collins
1925 - 1999
Martha lost her battle with ovarian cancer on the same date that 51 years previously she gave birth to her son, George John Murfey (March 6). He was at her bedside with her husband, John, her three children Carolyn Hubbs, Nancy Maheri, Robin Snider, their spouses and eight of her eleven grandchildren. Martha moved to Santa Barbara in 1966 and some of her contributions to the community included: Directorships at the Cottage Hospital for 7 years, Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara for 15 years, Santa Barbara Zoo for 16 years, Braille Institute (local) for 7 years, Secretary of the Garden Club, Humane Society for 10 years, founding member of PETS, Montecito Shores association and various committees at the Valley Club of Montecito and Birnam Wood Golf Club.
In addition her talents in gardening, flower arrangement, decorating and needlepoint were used by some of the above organizations.
Martha was reared in Pasadena, California by her parents, Mary Wood Collins and Wilbur Hutchings Collins. In addition to her children and 11 grandchildren Martha is survived by her husband John McGregor Wilson, her sisters: Emily Collins Barrett, Mary Collins Crary, her brother, Edwin Wood Collins, her cousin Richard F Miller and their respective spouses, and a host of close friends.
Services shall be held at All Saints By The Sea Episcopal Church on Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, 300 W Pueblo, Santa Barbara, California 93105.

BIANCHIN, Reno
84, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 7, 1999, after a brief illness.
Reno was born in Thurber, Texas to Orlando and Louise Andreatta Bianchin on February 9, 1915. The family lived in Chicago, Illinois before coming to Santa Barbara in 1930.
He came to Carpinteria and was employed at the Monte Vista Dairy.
He had fond memories of many dances at the Circle Del Mar.
He returned to Santa Barbara and was a store manager for Jordanos and S&K Markets.
Reno served in the Marine Corps during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific for nearly four years.
In 1948 he married Nedra Daugherty and moved to Carpinteria where, with his wife, operated Reno's Market. In 1953 he began a new career in dry cleaning. He operated the Valley Cleaners for 33 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and golfing during his retirement years.
Reno was a member of the Carpinteria Lions Club and served as President. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors for Carpinteria Memorial Building for many years.
A long time member of Carpinteria Community Church, he served as Chairman of the Session and was a deacon.
Reno is survived by his wife Nedra, two daughters, Renee Bias of Silverton, Oregon and Paula and Tom Banks of Helena, Montana, granddaughters Stacy Bias of Portland, Oregon, Marnee and Charla Banks of Helena, Montana, and grandsons Victor and Valdez Banks of Detroit, Michigan and one great great grandson. He is also survived by his sister Ida Bianchin of Apache Junction, Arizona.
A Memorial Service will be held at Carpinteria Community Church on March 11th, 1:00 pm at 1111 Vallencito Place, Carpinteria.
Friends may remember Reno through contributions to Hospice of Santa Barbara, 222 E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, Calif 93101, Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara, or Visiting Nurse Association, 222 E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

CHAPMAN, John R
Age 82 of Solvang, CA passed away on Monday, March 8, 1999 in Solvang, CA. Mr Chapman was born on March 27, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, and his son/daughter-in-law; Steve and Judi Chapman, Jim and Susan Chapman; and his daughter Chris and grandchildren, Marci, Scott, Caroline and Melissa.
Graduated Washington University in 1938 in Business Admin/ Insurance Major and a member of Sigma Chi. First employed by Phoenix, Mutual Life of New York as agent in 1945. Transferred to Los Angeles as Home Life Southern California Manager. Lived 17 years in Pasadena. Moved to Hidden Hills, CA in 1964 until retirement in 1978. President Hidden Hills Home Owners Assoc., Pres Hidden Hills Mutual Water Co , Member Calabasas Park Country Club, Whilshire Town Club LA County, Chairman Southern Southern Calif. Life Underwriters Training Council, Pres. Los Angeles General Agents Managers Assoc, Pres Home Life Managers Assoc.
Mr Chapman moved to Alisal Ranch in 1978. He was a member of Alisal Golf Club, Santa Ynez Aero Club.
Memorial Services will be held at St Marks Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, CA on Friday, March 12, 19999 at 4:00 PM. Please no flowers as the family wishes gifts be made to St Marks Episcopal Church of Los Olivos, CA or the Solvang Lutheran Home. Loper Funeral Chapel, Funeral Directors.

DENNEY, Ben C.
90, died on Monday, March 8, 1999, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Mountain Grove, Missouri, on August 29, 1908.
Mr Denney was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Nelle Byer Denney. They resided in Hillsborough, California for 43 years before moving to Santa Barbara in 1991. Mr Denney was a member of the First Methodist Church in Burlingame, California and the San Francisco Yacht Club.
He is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Denney Huglin of Santa Barbara, his son, Grant Denney of Sacramento, and five grandchildren: Patrick Huglin of Santa Barbara, Heidi Huglin Deane of Los Olivos, Gretel Huglin of Santa Barbara, Noelle Denney of Sacramento, and Kelliann Denney of Sacramento.
Private graveside services for the family will be held at a later date.
His much loved dogs, Paddy, Herman, Fritz and Andy will be awaiting him.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

GARCIA, Eva V.
passed away on March 6, 1999, she was born April 16, 1913 in Aquas Caliente, Durango, Mexico and arrived in Santa Barbara when she was 5 years old. Eva became an American citizen in 1953.
She was preceded in death by Nat Garcia, her husband and two sons Albert and Benny Garcia.
Eva spent many hours chocheting & knitting for local charities. She was an incredible seamstress and she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
She is survived by and greatly missed by her sons David and Eddie Guajardo, Bernie Garcia and daughter, Rosie Davis. She also leaves 14 grandchildren which were a great joy to her.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 11:00 am with visitation from 2-7 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 E Sola Street. Reception to follow services on Thursday at the Veterans Memorial Building, Cabrillo Blvd.

Jones, Carolyn
died Thursday, March 4, 1999 at her home. Carolyn was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 24, 1954.
Carolyn graduated from Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio in 1972. From there she attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, majoring in electronics. In 1983, she moved to Santa Barbara, California.
Carolyn is survived by her mother Lillie Jones of Santa Barbara; sister Ossie Broyles and brother-in-law Avery of Escondido; brother William Jones and sister-in-law Sherry of Santa Barbara; brother Michael Jones of Chesepie, Virginia. Rayford Jones her father and Patricia Jones her sister preceded her in death. Carolyn also leaves behind aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as great-nieces and great nephews.
The Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, March 13 at 1:00 p m. The service will be held in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 840 N Fairview in Goleta.
Contributions may be made to the Friendship Senior Day Care Center of Santa Barbara.

VAN HORN, Anna Eleanor
adored wife and mother, passed away March 7, 1999 at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer. Eleanor was born January 4, 1936 in Bakersfield, CA to Mr & Mrs O W Dodson. She graduated with honors from Porterville High School and was employed as Secretary to the Superintendent of Porterville Jr College and later, the Tulare County Health Department. Eleanor moved to Santa Barbara in 1957 where she was employed as Secretary for several local general insurance firms, until becoming a full time homemaker in 1965. Eleanor married William P Van Horn, November 16, 1962 in Santa Barbara.
Eleanor was active with many local organizations over the years. She was a charter member and served as President of the Santa Barbara Insurance Women, and was on the Board of the Federation of Republican Womens Clubs. Eleanor was very involved in the leadership of the El Camino, Foothill, La Colina and San Marcos High School PTA's, serving as President at several schools. She was also a member of Los Aletas, a 4H leader and volunteer at the SB Cancer Society office. In recent years, Eleanor was very active and served as President of the Women's Service Club of Goleta from 1995 - 1996. She was also a long time volunteer at the Goleta Public Library. Shortly after she had joined the Goleta Valley Hospital Pink Ladies, illness forced a halt to her volunteer activities.
Eleanor is survived by her husband of 37 years, Bill; son, Steven of Coconut Creek, FL ; daughter, Joan of Los Angeles; sister, Louise Bliss of Livermore; aunt, Mary Wilson of Bakersfield; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Judy Hill of Santa Barbara; niece and nephew , Linda Gerard of Austin, TX, Alan (Victoria) Browning of Santa Barbara and numerous cousins.
The thoughts, actions and prayers of her many friends were a great comfort to Eleanor during her illness. Special thanks to Dr Alan Rosenblum for her care as well as to the Cottage Hospital nurses in 6 Central and 4 East.
A Memorial Service celebrating Eleanor's life will be held on Friday, March 12, 2:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 East Sola St.
In lieu of flowers, friends of Eleanor may remember the Friends of Goleta Library, 500 North Fairview Ave , Goleta 93117, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, 300 West Pueblo St , Santa Barbara 93105, or a charity of your choice.

WILSON, Martha Collins
1925 - 1999
Martha lost her battle with ovarian cancer on the same date that 51 years previously she gave birth to her son, George John Murfey (March 6). He was at her bedside with her husband, John, her three children Carolyn Hubbs, Nancy Maheri, Robin Snider, their spouses and eight of her eleven grandchildren. Martha moved to Santa Barbara in 1966 and some of her contributions to the community included: Directorships at the Cottage Hospital for 7 years, Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara for 15 years, Santa Barbara Zoo for 16 years, Braille Institute (local) for 7 years, Secretary of the Garden Club, Humane Society for 10 years, founding member of PETS, Montecito Shores association and various committees at the Valley Club of Montecito and Birnam Wood Golf Club.
In addition her talents in gardening, flower arrangement, decorating and needlepoint were used by some of the above organizations.
Martha was reared in Pasadena, California by her parents, Mary Wood Collins and Wilbur Hutchings Collins. In addition to her children and 11 grandchildren Martha is survived by her husband John McGregor Wilson, her sisters: Emily Collins Barrett, Mary Collins Crary, her brother, Edwin Wood Collins, her cousin Richard F Miller and their respective spouses, and a host of close friends.
Services shall be held at All Saints By The Sea Episcopal Church on Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, 300 W Pueblo, Santa Barbara, California 93105.

WRIGHT, Margaret B
86. Margaret B Wright, wife of Los Angeles shipping executive and daughter of the Secretary of War of the United States during World War I, died in Santa Barbara on Sunday evening, March 7, 1999.
Mrs Wright, who father was Newton D Baker, was married to Fulton W Wright in 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, her birthplace. She moved from Pasadena to Santa Barbara with her husband in 1983.
She is survived by her four children and four grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be read in Cleveland.
Donations may be sent to Prescott College, Prescott, AZ 86301 or Direct Relief International, 27 S La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93117.


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