Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries


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DRUM, Frank L
The recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 5 pm Wednesday, March 31, in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary for Frank L Drum, 82, of Los Alamos. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Thursday at the Los Alamos Cemetery. Father John Mayhew will officiate both services. Mr Drum died March 26, 1999, at his home.
He was born Nov 2, 1916, in Devils Den, Calif.
Mr Drum had been a resident of Los Alamos since 1919 and was raised on the Drum Ranch in Drum Canyon. He served in the US Army during WWII and was wounded in Africa defending his country. He received the Purple Heart.
A devoted family man, Mr Drum loved to hunt and fish and worked for Union Oil for 17 years. In 1960, he purchased the General Store in Los Alamos. He was a member of St Anthony's Catholic Church, a member of the Los Alamos Valley Men's Club and Los Alamos Seniors.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gladys Drum, of Los Alamos; daughters, Anita Withers, Judy Trabucco, both of Los Alamos, and Jacqueline Duncan of Santa Maria; son Frank Drum, Jr of Los Alamos; sisters Delena Gnesa and Helen Perry both of Lompoc, and Hazel Martin of Nipomo; grandchildren Cory and Amanda Withers and Vern Duncan Jr; numerous nieces and nephews and great nephews and nieces.
Mr Drum was preceded in death by his son Gary Lester Drum, in 1945.
Visitation is from 4 pm until 8 pm Wednesday at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Marian Hospice Program, c/o The Marian Foundation, 1400 E Church St, Santa Maria, Calif, 93454

85, former resident of Santa Barbara, entered life eternal on March 27, 1999.
Inurnment will be held at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Friday, April 2, 10:00 am.

ROBERTSON MD, Robert Franklin
passed away Friday, March 26, 1999 after a brief illness. He was born in Fillmore, CA on October 27, 1913 and attended Bardsdale Grammar School, Fillmore High School, UCLA and the University of California at Berkeley. From there he went to Medical School at McGill University in Montreal, Canada followed by his internship Los Angeles General Hospital. Early in 1941 he was called to the Navy Medical Corps, where he served at the San Diego Naval Hospital and the Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital. He was with the Marine Corps with duties in San Diego, New Zealand and Guadalcanal until his separation in 1947.
In 1947, he established his surgical practice in Santa Paula and was very involved with Santa Paula Memorial Hospital where he served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff. He retired in 1983 and after that he was completely involved in the operation of his Aliso Canyon Ranch.
He leaves his wife Dorothy, son Brian and wife Judy; a daughter-in-law Barbara; his grandson Scott and his great grandson Max. He is also survived by other relatives in Fillmore and other parts of California. He was preceded In death by his sons Bruce and Robbie.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 3, 1999 at 2:00 pm at St Paul's Episcopal Church in Santa Paula, California.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Santa Paula Memorial Hospital in his memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Stetlers-Santa Paula.

Born in Patras, Greece, long time resident of Montecito formerly of Chicago, died on March 29, 1999 at the age of 92. Widow of George A Smainis (deceased 1/97).
She is survived by two sons, Byron C Karzas (Diane) and William J Karzas, a granddaughter, Mary Kay Karzas (Warren K Reiss), a sister, Anna Sallas (Mrs Arthur Sallas).
She was an inspiration to and admired by all who knew her. She continued her lifelong appreciation of the Arts as a member of the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Santa Barbara Symphony or the Santa Barbara Museum.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 2, at 2:00 pm at the Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Barbara. 1205 San Antonio Creek Road.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

TRENT, Elizabeth
Betty was born July 20, 1910 near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England. She died Sunday eve, March 28, 1999, at the age of 88, in Santa Barbara.
As a young woman, she lived near Kenilworth in the English Midlands, working in her older sisters floral business. Her marriage, in 1929, produced a daughter, Marjorie Kingston White, who resides in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
The marriage failed, however, and she established her own business at Leeds, manufacturer of women's clothing.
After the war, she immigrated to the US, settling in Southern California. She married B H Farnworth, a retired food products manufacturer from London. After a few years in the LA area, they discovered Santa Barbara, and bought the Beach House Motel, on W Yanonali, and the Sahara (now Town & Country) Motel, at State and Alamar.
Mr Farnworth wanted to return to England, and bought a new condominium at Bournemouth. After one winter, however, they returned to CA living in Carmel for 2 1/2 years, before returning to Santa Barbara, where he worked as an auditor for two accounting firms, until he died in 1975. Betty was an avid golfer during these years.
In 1976, Betty married Mr Gail M Trent, appraiser in the County Assessors Office, and owner of Aeacia Apt, at 30 W Valerio St, who survives.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm tomorrow, Thurs April 1st, at Goleta Cemetery, conducted by Mr Floyd Elsas, of the Christadelphian Church. Friends may gather at the Church, on Stanley Dr and Vernon Rd for refreshments after the service.
In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to the Christadelphian Bible Mission, or a favorite charity, in her memory.

LANTZ, James E
age 69, of Santa Barbara passed away at Home of heart failure on March 29, 1999. He was a wonderful loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Esther; their two children: Christopher and Julie, his son-in-law Rian and his two grandchildren, Christian and Annalisa and his brothers: Douglas, Donald and Jon Lantz of Wisconsin.
Mr Lantz was an Electrical Engineer and Head of Engineering Design at Delco Electronics. He retired after 34 years.
The family was transferred from Racine, Wisconsin to Santa Barbara by Delco Electronics Division in 1972.
Mr Lantz graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Electrical Engineering, after serving in military intelligence in Japan during the Korean War.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 909 La Cumbre Rd at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 3.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge of arrangements.

BUTLER, Stephen O'Neil
Stephen was with his beloved wife, Kay, when he died peacefully on Christmas morning, 1998. He was born March 7, 1916, in Oklahoma, son of Jess and Lillian Butter, both Irish. Stephen's great grandmother was Nancy Jane Jordan, first cousin of Abraham Lincoln. As a boy he picked cotton and camped with Kaw Indians. At the U of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, he studied biology and botany. In the spring of 1940 he went dancing with Kay Curran, a sprightly coed from Capron OK. On lune 29, 1940, they were married. They had six children:
Anna (Patricia A ), Sharon Elizabeth, Crispin O'Neil, Charles Stephenson, Michael David, and Douglas Curran. Stephen was Professor of Biology at Panhandle A&M College in Goodwell OK. He led botany field trips to the Navajo reservation observed atomic testing at Almagordo, NM. He built a house with thick cement walls, solar heat, tunnels, an elevator, a sun room, rounded corners, and a copper fireplace. It was three stories high, built to the four directions, and the stucco walls sparkled with vermiculite. Later the town made it into a museum.
The family moved to Lakebay WA in 1953. Kay taught elementary school. Stephen created sets for Shakespeare plays Kay produced. They took students to the Shakespeare Festival. In 1961 they moved to Tacoma where Stephen taught Chemistry at the U of Puget Sound. They founded the Scandia Dancers and danced with Totem in Tacoma. They taught folk dancing at Y Camp where Stephen was Naturalist, and did programs at schools, retirement homes, and on KING TV. They danced at the midsummersfest in Sweden, visited the Yucatan, wintered at the Costa del Sol, and stayed at Oxford with their daughter Sharon.
In 1984 Sharon, Professor of Old English at U of Toronto, was affected by ALS. While assisting her Kay suffered a stroke. Stephen and Kay moved to Santa Barbara to be with Anna, her husband John and family. Sharon passed on in 1986, and son Michael, a diver and scalloper on Nantucket, died in 1987. In 1990 Stephen and Kay moved into a cottage at Canyon Croft. They enjoyed the theatre, took part in Chumash Indian cultural events, and danced at the Goleta Senior Center, the Cabrillo ballroom, and Oak Park. A colleague of Linus Pauling , Stephen corresponded with him on vitamin research. Stephen generously shared his expertise in nutrition and herbs.
Stephen was a great storyteller. He told of running Indian races, surviving tornadoes, milking rattlesnakes, learning animal language, hiking barefoot in Lapland, and kissing the Blarney stone. He loved to astonish, and was not above a bit of blarney. Brilliant, irascible, tough, courageous, shamanistic, and free-spirited, he was fascinated by nature, teaching us to experience wonder, be strong, and live intensely. He lived on his own terms, enduring by sheer power of will and life force, with great heart and joy in living. He was a true scientist, teacher, and adventurer. He was awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships, and listed in American Men of Science. He was invited to open a space exhibit with Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn.
Stephen is survived by his wife Kay who loves him devotedly. Theirs is truly an inspiring love story. His brother Kenneth; four children; grandchildren Claudia, Heather, Danae, Charles Skye, Doug, Ed, Perry, Brian, Amy, Stephen, Jonathan; great grandchild Michael Stephen and others also survive him. Family and friends gathered for a memorial service and danced in Stephen's memory in January at the Tacoma Lutheran Home, where Kay now resides. Santa Barbara friends may contact Kay at 1301 N Highland Pkwy, Tacoma WA 98407, ph 253 752-7112.
On Easter Sunday, April 4, at 1:30 there will be a potluck and medicine circle ceremony. All who knew Stephen are invited. Please phone Anna at 966-6610.
Now is my father
Walking the wind
To the last campfire
Where Chieftains, warriors and heroes
Rise and make him welcome
A brother who has walked
His thousand miles. Kiwa'nan. Tipashumawish. Oopah

LUDVIGSON, Ramona Heron
a native of Santa Barbara, passed on to eternal life, March 26, 1999 in Sacramento, California after a sudden illness. She was born May 31, 1910 to Frank and Ermina (Ruiz) Heron who proceeded her in death. She was married to Harry Olivera and together, they had 4 children; Rose Marie Duran, Ramona Garcia, Harry Olivera, Jr and Vincent Olivera who passed before her.
The Heron family owned a tamale factory that was located on Santa Barbara Street about 70 years ago. Ramona and her siblings worked in that family owned factory. In later years she worked as a cook in Salt Lake City, Utah. There she met and married Bladen Ludvigson, who also proceeded her in death.
Ramona is survived by 2 sisters, Gracie Valdez of Hayward, California and Theresa Nemish of Lemon Grove, California; 1 brother, Frank Heron of San Francisco, California. Joe Heron Sr , was the oldest of her brothers, he proceeded her in death.
She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Raul Duran, Frank Duran, Moses Garcia, Kathy Garcia, Linda Duran, Ramona Escobar, Steven Duran, Patsy Tagles, Harry Olivera III, Michelle Kjar, Michael Duran, Becky Garcia, Jackie Tovar, Teresa Duran, and Raul Duran III.
Ramona bad 27 great-grandchildren, Rose Marie III, Diana, Ricky, Nicole, Steven Jr , Natasha, Danielle, Michelle, Christina, Gina, Michael Jr , Bianca, and Joseph Duran, Michael Garcia, Dan and Andrea Escobar, Christina and Peter Tagles Jr Desiree
Jacinto, Catlin and Christina Kjar. Carla and Erica Olivera, Yolanda Soriano, Angela Najera, Ruben and Vincent Tovar.
She also had 4 great-great grandchildren, Gabriella Duran, Mercedes Duran, Veronica Jacinto and Jacob Escobar.
There are no words to describe the love you taught us and the laughter we shared. We can not say good bye for you will always be near. Our hearts will cry for now, but never will we forget the best things of our "Nana".
You were the love of our life and until we meet again, God Bless you always and May You Rest in Peace. Love always your grandchildren.
A Rosary will be said at McDermott-Crockett, 1903 State Street on Sunday, April 4, 1999 at 7:30 pm. A mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 21 E Sola Street on Monday, April 5, 1999 at 11:00 am Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Frank M Barrow, age 62, went home to be his Lord on Friday, March 26, 1999.
He was born in Hiwasse, Arkansas on February 22, 1937, the son of Russell and Ethel Barrow.
He was raised and attended school in the San Francisco Bay area, then the family moved to Santa Barbara where he graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1955. He attended college in Pasadena, California. He lived and worked in Santa Barbara, auto service management was his employment before retiring.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bonnie, two sons and one daughter with three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Rick Barrow.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 5th at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel, 15 East Sola Street, Santa Barbara with Pastor Michael Faccuito officiating.
Interment, Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, California.

BALKO, Paul John
Born in Cudahy, Wisconsin on April 6, 1911 of immigrant parents, passed away March 23, 1999. Paul was one of six children of Paul and Anna Balko.
Paul met his lifelong mate of 54 years Marie in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Paul and Marie raised their three children Nancy, Judith and son John in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1968 Paul and Marie moved to Santa Barbara where Marie now continues to reside.
Paul and Marie had eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Paul and Marie have been members of the Mission Santa Barbara since 1968 and Paul a lifelong member of the Bricklayers Crafts Union. He was known by friends as the gentle giant.

Earl passed away on March 19th, 1999 at the age of 90.
Born on May 21th, 1909 Earl had a varied and interesting career. During WW II he was in Honolulu on December 7th 1941, and assisted in the clean up following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He also worked on several South Pacific Islands on contract work for the US Government.
After WW II he served as navigator for an airline, of which he was also part owner, which flew trips to Shanghai in China. Later he again worked for the Government, spending two years in France on special projects.
From 1964-1973 he worked in Viet-Nam for US contractors and later spent several years in Saudi Arabia building a railroad for the old King of that country. Upon his return to the United States he settled in Santa Barbara and opened a real estate office on Coast Village Road.
Mr Merrill was a true world traveler and led a most interesting and fascinating life, which he did full justice to with his anecdotes, stories, and comments.
He is survived by his sister Mrs Essie Rippel of Santa Monica and his three sons Dwight Duba of Lancaster, CA; Christopher Merrill of Atlanta GA; and Michael Merrill of Frankfurt, Germany. Earl also had eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

WELDAY, Dolores M
died suddenly on March 24, 1999 at the age of 74. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she and her family moved to California in 1960 to be near the Welday family of Santa Barbara.
A graduate of William Morris Secretarial School, she was a secretary for over forty years. Her last job was as secretary to the assistant superintendent of the Santa Barbara School Districts and board secretary.
Friends and family will remember her for her skill in handcrafts, especially Knitting; her fabulous cooking; her keen sense of humor; her bright, inquiring mind; and her loving, generous spirit.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Guerrero and Maryanna Gray, both of Santa Barbara as well as three grandchildren, Beto, Lili, and Geoffrey.
While her passing represents an incredible loss, her family takes solace in knowing she will always be a part of them, gone but never forgotten. "Memory nourishes the heart and grief abates," (Marcel Proust).
A private family memorial will be held on April 17. Remembrances may be made to the Goleta Library at 500 North Fairview, Goleta 93117.
COLAVINCENZO, Norman Dominic
a resident of Santa Barbara for 40 years passed away March 30, 1999 in Santa Barbara, he was 78.
A Funeral Mass is planned for Mr Colavincenzo today, Tuesday April 6 at 9:30 AM at San Roque Catholic Church followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Mr Colavincenzo's memory may be made to San Roque Catholic Church Building Fund or Parkinson's Disease of Santa Barbara PO Box 6254 Santa Barbara, 93160. Arrangements are by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

of Santa Barbara, California, died peacefully of cancer Easter morning, Sunday, April 4th, 1999. He was 69.
Jim was born and raised in Summit, New Jersey. After graduating from Cornell University, he served as a Lieutenant JC in the Navy during the Korean War. He returned to Summit to work with his father in A Corradi and Son, their landscape design and development business, and was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 1974 Jim won a national landscape award from the American Association of Nurserymen, an award which was presented to him by then First Lady Mrs Pat Nixon. Before coming to California, Jim served as President of the New Jersey Nurserymen's Association, the New Jersey Horticultural Council, the Summit Rotary Club, and the Rutgers-Cook College Board of Governors. He was Vice-President of the New Jersey State Flower and Garden Show for twelve years, and active in many local organizations. He was a member of MENSA, and enjoyed golfing at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham, New Jersey.
After raising a family and coming to California in 1980, Jim founded and operated his own business, Landscape Ties of California, served as General Manager of the Hope Ranch Parks Homeowners Association from 1990-1994, and as a Board Member of the California Landscape Contractors Association. Jim was President of La Cumbre Country Club, and the Noventa Chapter of Toastmasters.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years Marianne Allen, his sons David, Stephen, and Jack Corradi, his daughter Barbara Griswold, and his grandchildren Keith, Kristen, Sara, Mark, Gregory, and Scott Corradi and Maria Griswold.
A memorial mass will be held at San Roque Church, 3200 Calle Cedro, Santa Barbara, on Thursday, April 8th at 10:30 am. After the mass family and friends are invited to a small gathering to be held at La Cumbre Country Club, 4015 Via Laguna, in Santa Barbara. Internment will take place in Summit, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to the American Cancer Society, or to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara.
BLOCK, Felice
In memory of Felice Block. Born: 18 January 1935, New York. Died: 5 April 1999.
Survived by her loving children, Kathy, Craig and Lisa and her mother Charlotte Nelson. We thank you for your love and support, and for being the kind of mother every child could wish for.
A service will be held at the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 North Fairview Ave, Goleta on Friday, April 9, 5 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Felice's name can be made to the Live Oak Memorial Fund.

Cossa, Faith Marie Domergue
departed this life Easter Sunday, April 4th, 1999. She was born June 17, 1924 in New Orleans, La and adopted at the age of two months by Leo and Adabelle (Wemet) Domergue and raised by them.
In 1928 the family moved to Los Angeles where Faith spent her childhood and adolescence. She wanted to act and in 1940, was signed to a contract by Warner Brothers' , but the following year her contract was bought by Howard Hughes and this event considerably delayed her motion picture debut.
In 1947 she married Argentine director Hugo Fregonese and left with him for Argentina. Her first child, Diana, was born there. Back in Los Angeles by 1950, both Faith and Hugo worked steadily in films. In 1951 their son John was born and after this the family made frequent trips to Europe while still based in Los Angeles. By 1955, they were living in Rome, Italy.
Faith and Hugo's marriage ended in 1958 and she returned to Los Angeles, now working primarily in television. Five years later, she met her second husband-to-be, Paolo Cossa, in Rome and again, her life was divided between California and Italy. With Paolo's increasing involvement in the international jewelry business requiring his presence abroad, their move to Europe was permanent in 1973. In the Seventies and Eighties they lived in Geneva, Switzerland and Marbella, Spain. Paolo passed away in 1992 and Faith took up residence in Santa Barbara in 1994.
She leaves two children, Diana in Santa Barbara and John (married to Janet) in Portland, Or. and two grandchildren, Scott and Dana Fregonese, also of Portland, and her feline companion Lulu. Additionally, she remains alive in the memories of her many and varied friends, both in the U S and abroad.
Her family's gratitude for easing Faith's last weeks go out to: the wonderful, caring staff at Leigh Block Hospice House, Hospice Services of Santa Barbara. Michael Bordofsky and Darol Joseff, and the caregivers from Help Unlimited. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Addio mamma, ci rimani sempre vicino.
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 8th from 3 to 6 pm at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary, 1903 State St, Santa Barbara. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11AM Friday April 9th at the Old Mission, Santa Barbara.

KINNE, Mary Henderson
A 16 year resident of Goleta passed away peacefully at the Leigh Block Hospice House on Good Friday, April 2, 1999.
Mary's first love was her family which includes Earl, her husband of 53 years, and two daughters Carol and Anita. Carol and her husband, Bill Mace, live in Goleta and Anita and her husband, Mike Brennler reside in Atascadero. There are three living grandchildren, Devon Mace Gonzalez, Paul Brennler and Jenny Brennler. Her grandson James Mace preceded her in death. She has two sisters, Esther Marlow of Santa Barbara and Ruth Dirth of San Juan Capistrano as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Her second love was cooking and baking. She was known for her wonderful Southern cooking of "real food" (as her grandchildren called it) and her much loved 3 layer fresh coconut cake, peach cobbler, and cornbread dressing.
Born in Mississippi in 1919, Mary grew up in Covina, CA and later moved to Pomona. After attending Sawyer Business College she worked for the Bank of America and the Coca Cola Bottling Co.
She and Earl married January 19, 1946 and lived in Pomona where Mary was a homemaker, a member of the Ebell Club, and an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.
Interment will be at Pomona Cemetery Mausoleum with four generations of the Kinne family. On Saturday April 10 at 3PM, a memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at the Cambridge Baptist Church where she was a member. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara or the Cambridge Baptist Church.

KONG, SR, Dr Thomas Q
Dr Thomas Q Kong, age 66 of Ventura, CA died Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL after a long and courageous battle with acute Ieukemia. He was born in San Diego, CA of the late Helen and Walter Kong who raised him in Santa Barbara, CA. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1950, Dartmouth College in 1958 and Cornell Medical School in 1958. He served his medical internship and residency at St Vincent's Hospital in New York City and completed his cardiovascular subspecialty training at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio. A devoted and respected cardiologist. Dr Kong was a founding partner of Ventura Cardiology Consultants. He served on the staff of Community Memorial Hospital for 34 years and Ventura County General Hospital for more than 25 years. He was a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and served on the California Chapter Board of Directors. He was a member of the American College of Physicians, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA, a lifelong member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, and the Ventura County Medical Society.
Dr Kong met his wife Pattie, a nurse at St Vincent's Hospital in New York City while serving his medical residency the two were married In 1962. They returned to Ventura, CA where he practiced cardiology for 34 years, and there they raised their family.
Dr Kong is survived by his wife Pattie and their four sons: Dr Thomas Quin Kong, Jr of Ventura, CA; Michael Blaise Kong of Chicago, IL; Peter Kenneth Kong of San Francisco, CA; and Stephen Walter Kong of Chicago. IL, He is also survived by his daughters-in-law Dr Lynn Kong wife of Thomas; Stacy Twilley - wife of Michael; and three grandchildren: Jarrett Thomas Kong, Hayley Ann Kong, and Phoebe Quin Kong.
Friends may pay their respects at the Joseph P Reardon Funeral Home 757 East Main Street Ventura, CA Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Recitation of the Rosary will be Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 10:00 AM. at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 3175 Telegraph Road in Ventura, CA. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr Thomas Q Kong Memorial Fund for the Betterment of Cardiovascular Care at Community Memorial Hospital (checks payable to "Dr Thomas Kong Fund") and sent to: Office of the Executive Director, Community Memorial Hospital, 147 North Brent Street, Ventura, CA 93003.
Dr Kong has been entrusted to the care of the Joseph P Reardon Funeral Home at 757 Main Street Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-8623.

KORNER, Robert John
Sept 19, 1923 - Apr 3, 1999
Bob died peacefully at home Saturday morning with his wife and children at his side.
A familiar figure around Montecito for over 35 years, Bob was known for his warmth, generosity, great sense of humor and gregarious personality.
Born in Cranford, New Jersey he served with the Marines in the South Pacific during WWII. He moved to Montecito in 1963 with his family and never lost his appreciation for the charm and beauty of the area.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Peggy of 53 years, sons Bob and Pete of Kauai, daughter Joanne of Berkeley, CA, son Michael of Bellingham, WA and sons Tim and Andy of Montecito. He also leaves 3 grandchildren; Matt, Grace and Jamie and brothers Thomas Korner and George Korner.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 10 at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Montecito, CA.
A Reception will follow at Bob's home for friends and families.
Good Bye! You Win.
Bye Ozzie

passed away on April 5, 1999. Mr Mayer was born on April 2,1923 in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and was a POW in Austria for nineteen months. He married Nancy Hellesen on August 4, 1945 and in 1951 they moved to Santa Barbara where he attended Brooks Institute. He was a member of the Santa Barbara Sheriffs Department and served as resident deputy in Carpinteria until the town was incorporated and formed its own police force. He retired from the Sheriffs Department in 1972 to join his wife in operating Casitas Hallmark. An avid outdoorsman and fly-fishing enthusiast, he shared his love of nature with his children and grandchildren and with others through his skills as a photographer. He was a long time member of St Joseph's Church where he served as a lector and a member of the choir.
His great love of home and family was rewarded by a beautiful birthday celebration and Easter Sunday gathering with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his daughter, Linda Meeder; son and daughter-in law, Tom and Pam Mayer; son and daughter-in law Rob and Pat Mayer brother, Robert Mayer; grandchildren: Karen Howe, Ted Meeder, Kathy Meeder Kristen Duffy, Michael Meeder, Jennifer Savard, Matt Mayer, Julia Mayer and Tyler Mayer; great- grandchildren Hannah and Jeffrey Savard.
The rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm on Thursday evening at St Joseph's Church in Carpinteria and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the church on Friday, April 9, at 9:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Tedd's name may be sent to his favorite charity, the support of poor parishes in New Mexico through Fr Jose Hernandez, c/o St Edwin's Church, 2105 Barcelona Road SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

MOLINA, Betty Rose
Betty passed away April 3, 1999. Born in Colusa, California she came to Santa Barbara as a child. She later married and had a family. While her passing is an incredible loss, her family takes solace in knowing she will always be a part of them, gone but never forgotten.
She is survived by her daughters Teresa Ann McMauley of Palo Alto and Denise Ambrosi of Santa Barbara, her son-in-law Richard Ambrosi. Her son Michael Molina preceded her in death, she also had two grandsons Steven Michael Ambrosi and Brian John Ambrosi.
A Rosary will be held at 7:30 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Mass at 10 AM Friday at the Church. Burial at Carpinteria Cemetery.

age 43, died April 4, 1999 Easter Sunday.
He is survived by his mother, Guadalupe Cabrera, his children, Robert Jr, Debbie, Sarah and Elizabeth, brothers Art, Frank, Gerry, his sisters; Gloria, Lupe and Blanco and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass at 11:00 am Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, followed by interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

PHILLIPS, Overton, A Bunny
a resident of Santa Barbara, passed away Thursday, April 1, 1999. He was 90.
Mr Phillips was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Crosset Phillips in 1993. He is survived by his nephew, James Phillips of Delano, Ca 2 stepsons, Edward French of San Francisco and James French of Fairfield, Iowa, and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Rowland of Boston.
Private services were held. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel.

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