Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries

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BERTOLIATTI, Leon R
Died April 11, 1999 at home in Sequim, WA. at age 81. Resident of Santa Barbara from 1957 to 1997. Retired Swiss chef of the Miramar Hotel, Valley Club, and UCSB Faculty Club.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen, son David and stepsons Jeremy, Santa Barbara; and Lyle, Las Vegas; stepdaughters Barbara Boe, Seattle, Linda Lape-French, Sequim; Valerie Lape, Sylmar; Grandson, Daniel Joseph Bertoliatti, and twelve step grandchildren.
Memorial services are scheduled at Trinity Lutheran Church, Foothill at La Cumbre, Santa Barbara, Thursday, April 22 at 4:00p m. Memorial gifts suggested for Hospice or Las Positas Park Foundation.

BUTLER III, Charles A
passed away on April 15, 1999 from Alzheimer's. He was born June 3, 1916 in San Dimas, CA. His family moved to Chula Vista, CA where they had The Silver Bow Ranch. After spending time in the Navy during World War 11 as a 1st Gunners mate. He moved to Santa Barbara around 1952 and worked as an Manager of the Johnson Packing House on Salsipuedes, during that time he met Carmen Ervin, they were married on March 27, 1955. He left the packing house after about 12 years and worked for Lee & Neal until his retirement in 1976. After his retirement, when he and Carmen weren't treasure hunting, he could be found cutting and splitting wood, his favorite thing to do.
His beloved wife Carmen Ervin Butler on 5/16/93 preceded him in death. He leaves behind a son Charles C Butler, daughter-in-law Patti, and 2 grandsons Austin and William and many more family members who will always remember his strength and love.
The family would like to thank all the care and support he received from his caregivers during his battle with Alzheimer's, Becky Herrera and Tracey Whitney, the employees at the New Age home, with special thank you to Rita and everyone at Santa Barbara Convalescent Hospital.
Donations can be sent to the Mary Oakley Foundation, c/o New Age,, 120 Morada Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 or the Alzheimer's Association.
There will be a private Celebration of Life in memory of both Chuck and Carmen at the family home at a later date.
It is a great comfort to know that Chuck and Carm are together again, their love was eternal, a match made on earth. At Heaven's Gate Carm anxiously waited for her beloved husband to join her, when they met again there was a celebration with the angels and sunshine showered across the land and the birds sang and the flowers bloomed. You are at peace now father, as we know you have been waiting for this moment for 6 years. We know your heart was broken when your beloved passed on to live in the heavens above. Your memory turned into your own thoughts and world. You can remember now father and will have no more pain and suffering, your precious angel has come for you and you may now spend eternity together, for your love in life as it is in death is eternal. We are all forever grateful for all you have given us, until we meet again-- With all or love, Your Family

COOK, Anna Coleman
86, died Sunday, April 18, 1999 at Beverly La Cumbre Convalescent Hospital of complications due to a massive stroke.
She was a lifetime resident of Montecito and is survived by her sister, Jean Reddick of Hayward, California, and niece and a nephew, also three cousins in Santa Barbara, George and Robert McWilliams and Sally Jacobsen.
She loved animals "better than people", and spent her life caring for them, especially stray cats. She will be missed by her relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. There will be no services.

KELLETT, Kevin Douglas
Beloved husband, loving son and adored father, passed away April 18, 1999 of a heart attack. He was born on March 22, 1951 in Fort Levinworth, Kansas. The only son of Col Donald T Kellett and Doris (Stienmentz) Kellett. As a son of a military officer he experienced life in Spain, Chile, and other various posts. Kevin was a graduate of Fountain Valley Prep School, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Menlo College, Menlo Park, CA and UCSB. Kevin founded his business Kelco Computers in 1984.
He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and several other Civic organizations.
He is survived by his wife Susan and son Ryan of Santa Barbara and his mother, Doris Kellett of Atherton, Ca.
Graveside service will be held Thursday, April 22, 1999 10:00 am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

MARCUS, Natalie Ruth
87, of Santa Barbara passed away in her sleep on the morning of April 18, 1999. She was born July 31, 1911 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Moved to Santa Barbara with her husband Louis Marcus in 1960. She was a member of Temple B'nai Brith.
Prior to retiring at the age of 83, Natalie's last job was at Coast Village Pharmacy of Montecito. She also spent much of her free time walking and sitting along the Breakwater.
She was the loving mother of Katie Behrens of New York and the grandmother of Evan and jack Behrens.

NELSON, Margaret B
99, of Santa Barbara, died April 17, 1999 at a Nursing Home in Palm Desert. She was born August 17, 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska to Mildreth and Fran Bliss. She married Oscar E Nelson June 21, 1921 in Omaha. Mr Nelson had a clothing store for many years in Santa Barbara. He preceded her in death in 1972.
Surviving her is her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Tarry Nelson of Palm Desert. And two grandsons, Tarry Bliss Nelson of Santa Cruz, and R Brian Nelson of Santa Barbara. A Brother, J Harvey Bliss of Montecito. She had four Great Grandchildren, Daniel and Jeremy Nelson of Santa Barbara, Jennifer and Michael Nelson of Santa Cruz.
"Peggy" was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and many organizations in Santa Barbara, Order of the Eastern Star, Ventura Fillmore Chapter #79 and the White Shrine, Mayflower Society, Eight and Forty, Mission Canyon Chapter of Natl. Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, American Legion Auxiliary, to name a few.
A Graveside service is planned for 2:00 PM, Friday, April 23rd, at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Welch-Ryce-Haider is in charge of arrangements.

STERSIC, Alice Jean
November 16, 1910 - April 7, 1999
Jean Stersic died on April 7th at Beverly Manor in Santa Barbara. Jean was a truly great lady. She was beautiful, gracious, accomplished, trusted, respected and loved by all who knew her.
Her family name, 'Hampton", was one of nobility and accomplishment in England and early America. Her direct ancestor, Wade Hampton, became an American colonist and a General in the Revolutionary War. His grandson, also General Wade Hampton, distinguished himself in the Civil War, became the first Governor of South Carolina after the war, then was US senator and US Commissioner of railroads. His statue is exhibited in Congress's "Statuary Hall" where two famous citizens from each state are featured.
She was born in New Castle, Texas and lived in the first house in the county with water actually plumbed into the house. Her mother died when she was only seven and she was raised by her older, married sister in California. On May 30th, 1928, she married Robert Stersic and they were inseparable for the next 63 years until his death in 1991. The family lived in Los Angeles, South Gate, Ridgecrest, Huntington Park, Garden Grove, Santa Barbara and San Diego. They had two sons, Bob and Chuck, many grandchildren and great grand children.
Jean was the first "Matron" of the "Desert Holly" Eastern Star Chapter in Ridgecrest, Ca, and the first "Guardian" of the Job's Daughters Bethel there. She founded and ran many businesses including one ladies clothing store that is still operating today. She was supervisor of all retail stores for a major ladies clothing chain, owned and operated a home for retarded girls and numerous other careers, all while being a wonderful and supportive wife and mother.
After retirement, Robert and Jean purchased a motor home and had the opportunity to travel the entire country, visiting family and friends. Jean deeply loved and trusted God. She prayed, knowing it is all up to Him and worked like it was all up to her.
She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Her earthly remains were placed to rest, on April 17th at Rose Hills in Whittier, Ca. between her husband and her beloved older sister who raised her. She would have wished that instead of sending flowers or such, donations be made to "The Crystal Cathedral" in Garden Grove in her memory. She supported their ministry for many years.

STEVENS, Ronald C
December 22, 1929 - April 18,1999
Judge Ronald C Stevens died peacefully on April 18, 1999, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1929 and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He first came to California in 1951, when he served as an officer in the Army Signal Corps in Camp San Luis Obispo. In 1956 he graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Upon his return to California in 1956, he worked as a deputy probation officer in Los Angeles County while attending law school at the University of Southern California. After graduating in 1961, he worked briefly as a deputy district attorney in Santa Maria before settling into a private practice in Santa Barbara in 1962.
Judge Stevens ran unsuccessfully for Municipal Court Judge in 1976 and was president of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association in 1977. In 1981, he was appointed to the Superior Court bench by Governor Edmund G "Jerry" Brown Jr He was Presiding Judge in 1985 and in 1991 and served as a respected jurist until his retirement in December 1997.
Judge Stevens served as president and director of the Catholic Social Services and as president of the Serra Club. He was also a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed traveling and bird watching.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; son and daughter-in-law John and Stephanie Stevens of Jackson, Mississippi; daughter and son-in-law Peggy and Scott Dionne of Los Alamitos, California; sons Jim Stevens, of Denver, and Matt Stevens; of San Francisco; and three grandchildren: Cecily, Marshall, and Benjamin Stevens of Jackson. He is also survived by a sister, Maggie Stevens of St Petersburg, Florida, and two brothers, Joe Stevens of Ft Myers, Florida, and Rich Stevens of Benecia, California.
Services will be held at the Santa Barbara Mission: Vigil at 7p m , Thursday, April 22, and Funeral Mass at Friday, April 23. Graveside services to follow at Calvary Cemetery and the reception will be held at the University Club.
Please make contributions in his name to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, 300 W Pueblo, Santa Barbara 93102; and Catholic Charities, 609 E Haley Street, Santa Barbara 93103.

CASTILLO, Daniel Lee
passed away on April 6, 1999. Danny was born at Cottage hospital to Nadine and David Castillo. He attended elementary and secondary schools in the Santa Barbara area. He was a loyal friend. He was known to all as a Big Hearted guy who would always be willing to help a friend in need. He worked in the offshore oil business for many years. He was a hard working man who's absence will be missed by his crew.
He is survived by his wife Anthea Castillo of Carpinteria, his two sons Keegon and Kolby Castillo, his three brothers David, Rick and Gilbert. Danny also had two lovely sisters Kathy and Sandra. David Castillo senior passed away last year and is now joined by a son who adored him in life. In spirit they are reunited and in peace may they rest.
Memorial will be held at Toro Canyon Park on Saturday for family and friends at 12 noon.

COOK, Alice Coleman
86, died Sunday, April 18, 1999 at Beverly La Cumbre Convalescent Hospital of complications due to a massive stroke.
She was a lifetime resident of Montecito and is survived by her sister, Jean Reddick of Hayward, California, a niece and a nephew, also three cousins in Santa Barbara, George and Robert McWilliams and Sally Jacobsen.
She loved animals "better than people", and spent her life caring for them, especially stray cats. She will be missed by her relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements will be handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. There will be no services.

HUGHES, Gordon
died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at his home in Montecito, California. Hughes was three months short of 90.
Hughes was the first radio director to receive national credits over the air on the NBC Radio Network while directing Arch Obler's "Lights Out."
Hughes began his entertainment career in 1933 after graduating from the University of Alabama. He got his first start in Off-Broadway, Little Theater Productions and Summer Stock in the mid-west and East Coast.
He directed Ronald Reagan in Des Moines in Little Theater in the 1930's. From there Hughes became a radio director at NBC Network.
Working with Compton Advertising, he moved to Hollywood to direct soap operas such as "The Guiding Light". In the 40's, Hughes did shows with Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Gene Autry, and Steve Allen all of these on the CBS Radio Network.
In 1952, Hughes was elected president of the Radio Directors Guild of America. In the mid 50's, Hughes moved from radio to TV, working with Hal Roch Productions and Ralph Edwards Productions. He produced, wrote and directed shows like "My Little Margie" and "Charlie My Boy" with Charlie Farrell. He wrote for "This is Your Life" and "Truth or Consequences."
In the later 50's and early 60's, Hughes teamed up with Morry Cohen to write 90-minute western anthologies like Cemeron Strips.
Hughes was married twice. First to Vera Maher of Chicago who had worked at NBC, and after her passing in 1961 to Julie Van Nostren who passed away in 1987.
Hughes had been active with the Los Angeles YMCA working with teenagers.
Upon retiring he moved to Santa Barbara where he was active in real estate and local politics.
He is survived by his son Gordon T Hughes, Jr who lives in New York City and is President of American Business Press, his son Timothy J Hughes, who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, and grandson Timothy J Hughes, Jr of Los Angeles.

JOHNSTONE, Fred A
Frederic Alexander Johnstone died April 19, 1999 at his Santa Barbara home. He was 91. Born August 6, 1907 in Toronto, Canada. He was married in Vancouver, Canada to Eileen B Pilsworth in 1934.
During WWII he served as an officer in the U S Merchant Marines in the Pacific and Atlantic war zones.
After the war he rejoined his wife Bess who had moved to Santa Barbara. They became U S Citizens.
Mr Johnstone was employed by the Santa Barbara County, assuming the position of Assistant Administrator of the Santa Barbara General Hospital. He served in that position for 25 years until retiring in 1973.
Mr Johnstone is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Stephanie Johnstone of Monterey, Calif , two granddaughters; Kelly attending UCSB and Mallory of Monterey, Calif. He is also survived by a brother Robert of Victoria, Canada.
At his request, no services will be held.
Welch-Ryce-Haider is in charge of arrangements.
A Memorial gathering will be held at his home on Saturday.
The family suggests that any memorial contribution be sent to Santa Barbara Hospice.

MARCUS, Natalie Ruth
87, of Santa Barbara passed away in her sleep on the morning of April 18, 1999. She was born July 31, 1911 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Moved to Santa Barbara with her husband Louis Marcus in 1960. She was a member of Temple B'nai Brith.
Prior to retiring at the age of 83, Natalie's last job was at Coast Village Pharmacy of Montecito. She also spent much of her free time walking and sitting along the Breakwater.
She was the loving mother of Katie Behrens, (corrspondence may be adressed to 167 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10021) and the grandmother of Evan and jack Behrens.

REID, George Donald
Passed away very suddenly on April 16, 1999 in Santa Barbara. George was a career civil servant who spent 35 years in the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). He was first hired in 1942 by the then Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). As a pioneer in this field he served in many different capacities and locations, including: Instructor; Air Traffic Controller; Tower Chief; and in various departments at the Regional Center office based in Los Angeles. After his retirement from the FAA in 1976 he worked for several years in Southern California as an aviation consultant.
George was born March 1, 1917 in Denver, Colorado, to William Lyle and Ethel Ida Reid. As a teenager he moved with his family to Santa Monica, California and except for 5 years in Fresno, lived and worked in Southern California for the next 57 years. In 1938 he met Bessie Lou Scott, 4 years later they were married in Santa Monica and for the next 56 years she was by George's side and gave him her unwavering love and support in all his endeavors. In 1986 he and Bessie Lou moved to Santa Barbara to be closer to family.
George had a life long passion for learning, and his adult years were filled with many different interests that he pursued with a great deal of enthusiasm. Among his interests and accomplishments over the last 60 years are: building and collecting HO gage model trains; bow and arrow hunting; fishing; making hunting bows by hand; scuba diving; creating and growing Bonsai trees as a long time member of The California Bonsai Society; leader of mountaineering basic training classes for the Sierra Club; hand carving and painting of wild fowl art; an avid birder and member of The National Audubon Society; and finally in the last 10 years he developed a true passion for art and took many different painting classes and workshops.
George will be lovingly remembered by those surviving: his wife, Bessie Lou; his son, Scott F Reid and his wife Jackie; three grandsons, Matthew L Reid, Seth M Reid and Sean H Kerr, all residing in Santa Barbara; his sister, Helen Randolph of Costa Mesa; two brothers, Robert V Reid and Richard Preston Benedict Reid, both of Palm Springs; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Jeremy Fouts of Oregon with whom he had an especially close relationship. He gave so much to all of our lives--he will be missed.
A service will be held at All Saints By The Sea Episcopal Church at 83 Eucalyptus Lane in Montecito, Saturday, April 24 at 4:00 P M. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made on his behalf to The Nature Conservancy.

SNYDER, Henrietta C
a resident of Santa Barbara for 57 years, died on April 19, 1999 at the age of 96. She was born in Rexburg, Idaho on February 6, 1903. She had been a member of the Olive Temple Pithian Sisters for 55 years. In addition, she worked 35 years as a florist for Alpha Floral before retiring at age 75.
She was preceded in death by seven siblings and her husband Frank C Snyder in 1967.
Mrs Synder was highly involved with the Elks when her husband was Exulted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protected Order of Elks #613.
Mrs Snyder is survived by her son, Donald L Phillips of Newport Beach; step-daughter, Patricia Reynolds of Huntington Beach; sister, Sarah Porterfield and niece Barbara Miner of Bakersfield, niece and nephew, Thelma and Lee Theide of Camarillo; Leonard Kjelstrom of Salt Lake City, Utah; numerous nieces and nephews and additional family members including 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A Graveside service will be held on Friday, April 23, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

CASSARINO, Jenny
passed away April 22, 1999 peacefully at Mission Terrace Health Center in Santa Barbara.
She is survived by her loving husband Vincent of Santa Barbara, son David of Santa Barbara, daughters, Anita of Hillsborough, Oregon and Linda Smallwood of Flagstaff, Arizona, Lea of Redhook, New York.
Memorial Service will be held at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society.

MAGLIO, Alma Larsen
born April 9, 1907 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She came to Buellton at the age of 5. She was one of four children. Mrs Maglio attended Santa Ynez High School and earned her teaching certificate from the S B State College that was located on the Riviera in Santa Barbara. She married Peter G Maglio on May 6, 1926. They were married for 51 years and he preceded her in death in 1977. She was also known in the community for the birds that she raised. She would also go to the hobo camp where the Santa Barbara Zoo is now located, and give food and clothing to the hobos (homeless) AIma Larsen Maglio has always been a very generous person to her family and friends and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her two children, Fred F Maglio (wife Florence) and Mamie Gorgita (husband Manuel). She also leaves 7 Grandchildren; Manuel Gorgita II, Peter Maglio, Linda Gorgita, Betty Jean Maglio, James Maglio, Michael Maglio and Katherine Maglio Holland. Five Great Grandchildren. A sister Anna Larsen Nielson. Sisters-in-law, Oda Larsen and Frances Maglio Engelhart, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Nels Larsen and sister Doris Larsen Mc Gregor.
Visitation will be held today, Friday April 23, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel 15 East Sola Street.

REID, George Donald
Passed away very suddenly on April 16, 1999 in Santa Barbara. George was a career civil servant who spent 35 years in the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). He was first hired in 1942 by the then Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). As a pioneer in this field he served in many different capacities and locations, including: Instructor; Air Traffic Controller; Tower Chief; and in various departments at the Regional Center office based in Los Angeles. After his retirement from the FAA in 1976 he worked for several years in Southern California as an aviation consultant.
George was born March 1, 1917 in Denver, Colorado, to William Lyle and Ethel Ida Reid. As a teenager he moved with his family to Santa Monica, California and except for 5 years in Fresno, lived and worked in Southern California for the next 57 years. In 1938 he met Bessie Lou Scott, 4 years later they were married in Santa Monica and for the next 56 years she was by George's side and gave him her unwavering love and support in all his endeavors. In 1986 he and Bessie Lou moved to Santa Barbara to be closer to family.
George had a life long passion for learning, and his adult years were filled with many different interests that he pursued with a great deal of enthusiasm. Among his interests and accomplishments over the last 60 years are: building and collecting HO gauge model trains; bow and arrow hunting; fishing; making hunting bows by hand; scuba diving; creating and growing Bonsai trees as a long time member of The California Bonsai Society; leader of mountaineering basic training classes for the Sierra Club; hand carving and painting of wild fowl art; an avid birder and member of The National Audubon Society; and finally in the last 10 years he developed a true passion for art and took many different painting classes and workshops.
George will be lovingly remembered by those surviving: his wife, Bessie Lou; his son, Scott F Reid and his wife Jackie; three grandsons, Matthew L Reid, Seth M Reid and Sean H Kerr, all residing in Santa Barbara; his sister, Helen Randolph of Costa Mesa; two brothers, Robert V Reid and Richard Preston Benedict Reid, both of Palm Springs; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Jeremy Fouts of Oregon with whom he had an especially close relationship. He gave so much to all of our lives--he will be missed.
A service will be held at All Saints By The Sea Episcopal Church at 83 Eucalyptus Lane in Montecito, Saturday, April 24 at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made on his behalf to The Nature Conservancy.

RENTIE, Bonnie J
Passed away April 18, 1999.
She is survived by her children Darlene Moran and her husband Jeff of Portland, Oregon, Joseph Jr of Manchester, New Hampshire, Jonathan and wife Frances, Edgar and grandchildren Persis, Derek, Kesi, Krystle, Meisha, Joe and Cherayla and a large spiritual family who all loved her.
She will be remembered by many as a kind helpful person with a ready smile and lots of conversation, but most of all she wanted to be remembered by her creator who promised life in a paradise without the pain and suffering she endured these last few years, and of this she is assured because she was faithful to the end.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3208 Via Real, Carpinteria at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 24. We would also like to express our gratitude to the ER staff at Cottage and St Francis Hospitals who we know gave her the best of care and Dr C Alan Brown for all his efforts on her behalf.
Donations in Bonnie's memory may be made to the Kingdom Hall Building Fund, 3208 Via Real.

RUIZ, Dolores May
passed away April 20, 1999 with her loving family by her side. Born August 8, 1929 to George and Lois Barker, Dolores grew up locally and attended local schools. She married Harold Ruiz Sr. on Nov 18, 1945 in Yuma, Arizona and they went on to spend a wonderful 53 years together. Dolores enjoyed camping, fishing and trips to Las Vegas where she and Harold spent many hours at every opportunity. She was also a softball enthusiast and enjoyed watching and being involved with her daughters softball team. Dolores immensely enjoyed being involved with her children and grandchildren's school activities and hobbies. For many years she was a volunteer at Cottage Hospital again doing what she enjoyed, "giving of herself". Dolores was a past member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, parlor #123 and always looked forward to Fiesta where she would dance at various functions.
Preceded in death by son Ronald, Dolores is survived by daughters, Yvonne Camonte, Roberta Hernadez, Sandi Ruiz of Santa Barbara and Andrea Ruiz of Los Angeles. Sons George of Yakima, Washington, Harold Jr of Ogden, Utah and Michael of Santa Barbara. Dolores is also survived by grandson Jason Hernandez, granddaughters Michelle Hernandez, Ashley Fragos, Faye Camonte and Leanna Ruiz all of whom she adored. Additionally Dolores leaves behind a great grandson Adrian Cabanlit who was her pride and joy and with whom she enjoyed spending as much time as possible. Mrs Ruiz is also survived by brother Richard barker of Santa Barbara.
The family wishes to thank Hospice for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice.
Mom we love you so very much and will miss you more than words could ever express. Though no longer together, you will forever be in our thoughts and our hearts. Rest in peace Ma.
Visitation for Mrs Ruiz will be Friday, April 23, from 10:00 am at Welch-Ryce-Haider. A Vigil service will be held Friday, 7:00 pm at the Chapel. Mass will be held on Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am at the Old Mission. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

WRIGHTSON, Clifford E
79, passed away on April 20, 1000 at Beverly La Cumbre Convalescent Hospital. He was born August 9, 1919 in Santa Barbara, Calif. where he was a lifetime resident.
He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 49 years. Mr Wrightson is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Lola Wrightson, two brother-in-law and their wives and several nieces and nephews.
Mr Wrightson retired from the air force and was a lifetime member of the reserves. He was a football coach for Santa Barbara High School and retired from the sheet metal union.
He will be greatly missed. There will be visitation on Sunday, April 25, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
A Graveside service will be held on Monday, April 26th at 11:00 am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

SEPULVEDA, Tomasa (Tommie) G
beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend passed away at home surrounded by her family in Santa Barbara after a short illness on April 21, 1999. She was born Tomasa Gonzalez in El Paso, Texas on September 16, 1907, the youngest of eight siblings, and became a resident of Santa Barbara in 1924.
After the death of her first husband Gregorio Manriquez in 1938, Tomasa went to work for the Enterprise Laundry to support her two sons, George and Eugene. During WWII, she was proud to join many other women working in the nation's defense plants riveting airplane parts. With the war's conclusion, she resumed her work at the laundry where she remained until her retirement.
Tomasa's second husband, Joaquin O Sepulveda passed away in 1981. After his death, she became active in the Santa Barbara Urban Indian Health Project. For more than fifteen years, she helped serve lunches, wash dishes and wipe counters as a volunteer with a senior nutrition program held at the American Red Cross building and was named "Volunteer of the Year" in 1991 by the organization for her outstanding service in the fight against hunger. She also enjoyed various crafts, as well as working in her garden. She was well known for her beautiful hand-quilted baby blankets, unique pot holders and robust home-grown fruits and vegetables.
Tomasa was a slender but strong and hard working woman who was well liked by everyone that knew her.
Tomasa is survived by her son, Eugene Manriquez, of Santa Barbara, daughter-in-laws Judy Manriquez of Santa Barbara and Barbara Manriquez of Fremont, step-children Jack Sepulveda and wife Lavern of Los Olivos, Beatrice Castillo and her husband Richard of Santa Barbara, and Virginia Isbell and her husband William of Santa Barbara. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 25 from 1 to 3 PM at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel. A Rosary service will follow at 7 PM at the Mortuary. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at San Roque Church on Monday, April 26, 1999, at 10:00 Am, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery. Contributions can be made on Tomasa's behalf to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara. 


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