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PORTER, Kenneth R
died April 23, 1999 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born in Murdock, IL on Jan 5, 1921. During WWII he served with the Third Marines, Third Division, making beach head landings in Guam, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.
He married Betty Braly in 1945 and moved to Santa Barbara in 1960 where he owned the B&E Egg Distribution Co, the Porterhouse Steak House and founded Ken Porter Auction Company. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Noon Football League, and a great supporter of SBHS sports and music programs.
In 1973 he married Georgette Pinkston. After selling his auction business to his son, Dan, he relocated to Buellton to raise and raced thoroughbreds. He moved to a Kentucky farm in 1974 to further pursue his love of animals and finally retired to Phoenix, AZ in 1996.
Ken was preceded in death by his son Dan. He is survived by his wife, Georgette, three children, Vicki Porter-Fink, Allan Wilmes and Kari Bohn, and five grandchildren.
Graveside services are Tues April 27, 1999 1:30 PM at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Funeral arrangements are with Shadow Mountain Mortuary.

BREWER, Mildred Marie
Nov 20, 1913-April 30, 1999
Mildred was born in Elkhart, Indiana, and moved to a ranch in Glendive Montana at the age of 2 (1915). She was the youngest of 5 children and the last surviving sibling of her family. Her parents were Estelle and Grant Searer of Indiana. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband Jack Brewer were married 58 years as of April 19th.
She settled with her husband Jack in Santa Barbara, coming from Whittier Ca in 1948. They built a successful business, Freezrite/Harbor Meat. Mildred did the bookkeeping, which was her occupation and Jack's was being the salesman.
She had 2 children, who were her life's joy, The eldest was Thomas Grant who preceded his mother in passing and Janet Marie (Rosie) who resides in Santa Barbara. Her son and his wife. Kathleen gave her 3 grandchildren whom she adored, Alisa Anita, Laura Monet and Christen Marie.
She loved her vacation trips to Carmel where she would spend most of her time shopping for complete ensembles for her children and grandchildren. This was one of her favorite pass times. Her other favorite place was Catalina Island. She worked in Avalon as a cashier during the summers before she met her husband Jack. She loved music and dancing. Light came into her eyes as she would retell the stories of her time on the island of Catalina, working during the day so she could dance her shoes off in the Ballroom of the Casino to the Big Bands at night.
She was full of grace, and was loving, kind thoughtful and patient. If you ask her daughter or grandchildren, their first response will be to say that grandma was the sweetest person they knew, she was also the cutest
Grandma will be greatly missed, we don't quite know how we are going to get along with out her while we are still on this earth, we do know that we will see her again when we go to be with God. Until then, she is doing what she liked best, dancing while Tommy is playing music for her on the piano. Funeral Services will be held today, Tuesday, May 4, 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.

KELLY, Patricia
In loving memory of Pat Kelly who passed away Sunday, May 2, 1999 of natural causes. Mrs Kelly was valedictorian and class president of North Phoenix High School in Arizona. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in speech.
Mrs Kelly worked as a volunteer at St Lukes Air Force Base during World War II. An avid bird watcher and supporter of the American Conservatory Theater and Reading for the Blind.
Mrs Kelly is survived by her brother, two children, thrgrandchildren one great grandchild.
There will be a gathering at her home on Friday, May 7, at 2 PM.

CIMMINO, Katherine Vincenza
66, resident of Santa Barbara, died 7:30 am Monday morning, May 3, 1999.
Burial will be in Santa Barbara Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel. Viewing will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 at the Funeral home on Wednesday. Prior to burial will be another viewing and services at 10:00 am Thursday LDS SB Ward, 2107 SB Street.
Survivors are a daughter Laural Maiden and sister Rose Dunnkie and niece Judy Dunnkie
Vincenza Cimmino was active in the care of the less fortunate, be it a lost or stayed animal or a person needing love. She helped countless individuals in the Santa Barbara area for at least the past 25 years. Her long-time companion, Ken Cox together have crated a haven for these people and animals and have created the atmosphere of family they might not have had without the gift of themselves these two provide. She will be greatly missed and fondly loved by all who came in contact with her.

HOLMAN, Harriet Smith
58, passed away peacefully at San Diego Hospice on April 27, 1999. Harriet was born on March 23, 1941 in Santa Maria, California. She was the daughter of Judge Marion and Kate Blasingame Smith. A fourth generation Californian, she attended Santa Maria schools, graduating from Santa Maria High School in 1959. She graduated from Occidental College in 1963 and moved to San Diego in 1966. There she obtained her Masters Degree in Special Education from SDSU and taught at Standley Middle and Horizon Elementary School. She was a past member of Junior League, Speech and Hearing Auxiliary, ECHO, and was a facilitator for Chatsworth Adult Center in Point Loma. She was a Bible Leader in Forest Home Women's Auxiliary, and Women's Neighborhood Bible Studies.
In addition to her parents, she is also survived by her husband, Dr John C Holman III and two children, Katie Copeland of Clairmont, Matt Copeland of Los Angeles, two step-children, Karen Kerr of San Jose and Scott Holman of North Carolina. Also surviving Harriet are two sisters, Janey McCarrel of Portland, Oregon and Mary Kit Zebor of Port Orchard, Washington and her brother Michael Smith of Chico. Harriet was the niece of Judge C Douglas and Constance Smith of Hope Ranch, Mrs Leland (Julia) Smith of Santa Maria, and Mrs Coleman Jane) Johnson of Fresno.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life was held at Clairmont Emmanuel Baptist Church Friday, April 30th.
Those wishing to honor the memory of Harriet are requested to make donations to Horizon Christian Fellowship: Harriet Holman Scholarship Fund, PO Box 17480, San Diego, CA 92177 or Forest Home Christian Conference Center, Forest Falls, CA 92339

KRAMER, Vernon Winfield
was born in Tuscon, Arizona on November 24, 1903. He died on April 29, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA.
An avid ham radio operator first became interested in "wireless" at the age of fourteen, when he and a friend down the block sent messages to each other using Ford Spark Coils. He later attended the Hotel Oakland Radio School where he learned enough to pass the FCC exam. He received his license on December 15, 1925, eventually receiving the well known letters W6FCD.
After attending the University of Arizona at Tuscon he joined the Naval Reserves in March of 1925 serving a total of eight years.
In January 1929 he was hired by United Artists Studios to work in the sound department. There he worked on such films as "Gone with the Wind" and "A Time to Live and a Time to Die."
Later in his career he worked as sound engineer for CBS on the long running series Gunsmoke for 10 years.
After 40 years in motion picture sound he retired in 1969 giving him more time to pursue his interest in ham radio.
An eternal optimist, Vern maintained and enthusiasm for life that serves as a model for all who knew and loved him. His kind heart, quick wit, and gentle smile will not soon be forgotten
He is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Carole, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at St Raphael's Catholic Church in Goleta on Tuesday, May 11, at 10:00 am.

TICE, Leon A III
Died April 25, 1999 in Virginia City, Nevada. He was born in Santa Barbara, CA on June 18, 1946 to Leon A Tice Jr of Santa Barbara, CA and Lorna A Noyes of Palm Springs, CA. He served in the US Army in Germany and with the First Armored Division in Vietnam as a tank gunner-driver. He worked for Toyota aut shops for thirty years as Master Mechanic. Leon was active in Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of First Class Scout. He was a football player in the Pop Warner League. Leon was also a very enthusiastic Off Road Racing person. A member of SCORE, he was a master mechanic, driver and race car engineer and builder. He attended schools in Santa Barbara, CA, and Las Vegas, NV.
Leon was married to Carol Le Masters of Long Beach, CA for 22 years. They had lived in Tehachapi, CA before moving to Virginia City, NV three years ago.
Besides his wife and parents, Leon is survived by daughters; Vickie Seaton of San Francisco, CA and Kristi Youngblood of Houston, Texas, brothers; Douglas Duchin of New York City, Steven Tice of Gig Harbor, WA, Bob Lagerquist of Healdsburg, CA, sisters; Lorna Heins of Palm Springs, CA, Gail Morrison of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, step-mother Jeanne C Tice of Santa Barbara, CA, step-sister Donna Mueller of Santa Maria, CA and step-daughters; Dawn Clanin of Atascadero and Dena Miskovitz of Florida, also grandson Evan Clanin. Leon was preceded in death by his brother Mark Tice.
A Memorial Service was held May 1, 1999, at Waltons Sierra Chapel, Reno, NV. Leon's brother Steve gave the Eulogy. Leon's ashes will be scattered over the Race Course for Off Road Vehicles near Barstow, CA, his favorite spot.

ERLENHEIM OFM, Fr Adrian
Again the Old Mission Santa Barbara and the Western Province of the Franciscans have been struck by a great loss: The death of Fr Adrian Erlenheim, a retired priest since 1990. He died peacefully Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at the Old Mission Infirmary.
Born March 18,1911, in San Francisco, he received his education in San Francisco, and in St Anthony's Seminary, Santa Barbara.
He became a Franciscan in San Luis Rey, where he took his College Education. After his theology at the Old Mission Santa Barbara, he was ordained priest on December 27, 1937.
His activities as a priest very varied:He was missionary in China from 1938 to 1948, when he was expelled by the Communists. He suffered very much during the last two years in China, as he testified in his book: "This Was China."
After his return from China, in 1948, he was assigned in many places of the Province of St Barbara where he became Pastor and/or Superior: San Francisco, Portland, Spokane, San Miguel Mission, Phoenix, Toledo, ( Washington); in 1985 he become Chaplain of St Francis Hospital, in Santa Barbara, until his retirement, in October 1990, to the Old Mission Santa Barbara.
His name is very welll known in the West of USA and very revered in Santa Barbara.
Rosary: Friday, May 7, 1999, 7:00 P M place: Serra Chapel, Funeral Mass:, Saturday, May 8, 1999, 10:00 A M.
Serra Chapel Old Mission Santa Barbara, May he rest in peace.

FRISCHKNECHT, Teresa "Teri" Whitney
48 of Ft Collins, CO died April 21, 1999 at her home after a lengthy battle with Leukemia. Teresa was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother Betty Whitney of Goleta, CA, four children; Anthony, Naomi, Anna and Faith all of Ft Collins, brother Richard Whitney of Buellton, CA, sisters, DeVonne John of England and Leslie Bledsoe of Ft Collins.
Teresa was raised in Goleta, a Dos Publos graduate, class of '68, attended City College and Humbolt College in Sonoma. Teresa moved to Ft Collins in early 70's, lived in Loveland Co for a time as well. Teresa spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and mother, later developing her talent as an aspiring artist. Many of her paintings hand in the oncology wing at Cancer Center of St Luke's Hospital in Denver.
She leaves a close cousin Mary Keps of Denver, aunts, uncles and many cousins also many friends who were very encouraging and devoted over the years and during her illness.
All were greatly appreciated. Funeral services were held in Loveland, CO and laid to rest in Loveland Burial Park Cemetery.

GHERINI, Francis
84, passed away on Pasadena, California April 28th, 1999, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Born in San Francisco, he grew up in Hillsborough, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford Law School.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Inez, and his children Denny, Cathi Beauclair (John), and Andrea Gherini Gallant (Brad), his grandchildren Frank (Angie), Eric, Charlotte, John, Jennifer, Nicole, Chelsea and Patrick, and hi sisters Marie Ringrose and Ilda McGinness, both of San Francisco.
During WWII he served as a US Naval Commander in the Pacific Theater. After discharge he set up his law practice in Oxnard, and practiced for nearly 50 years in Ventura County. He served as president of the Oxnard Rotary Club, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a fourth generation Californian whose great-grandfather, San Francisco businessman Justinian Caire, acquired Santa Cruz Island in 1869. Francis continued ranching operations there until the National Park Service acquired his land in 1997. Francis was also a long-standing member of the Adolfo camp of Rancheros Vistadores. His friends on Rancheros all considered him a good and decent man, valued as an articulate and witty communicator with a keen sense of humor. He cherished many great friendships and had great stories to tell from his Rancheros rides.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on May 11th at 1:00 P M at St Mary Magdalen Catholic Church at Las Posos Road and Crestview, Camarillo, CA. Viewing and rosary will be at 12:00 noon prior to the Mass.
Contributions in Francis' name may be sent to Santa Cruz Island Foundation, 1010 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena Director.

JORDAN, Betty Mae
age 73, of Oak View, died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 25, 1926, in Indiana, and was an Oak View resident for years, coming from Santa Barbara.
Mrs Jordan had been a bookkeeper.
She was a member of the Lions Club and the Women of Moose Lodge, both of Oak View, and she was a member of the Science of Mind Church.
Mrs Jordan is survived by her daughters, Lorraine Lisle, of Oxnard, Debra Dettenmayer, of Oak View, and Colleen Hugo, of Oak View; brother, Max Hill, of Los Osos; and several grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jordan, and son, Steven Jordan.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p m Saturday, May 8, at the Clausen Funeral Home Chapel in Ojai.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home, Ojal.

MAKATURE, Delilah Katherine
Nov 29, 1938 - May 2, 1999
In loving memory of Delilah Makature who passed away Sunday, May 2, 1999 of complications due to an undiagnosed disease of the brain. She was taken from us too soon, for reasons we will never truly understand, but can only accept as God's will. Delilah bravely battled this disease for eight years, and was still able to touch the lives of those that knew her in a loving and caring way. Because of her involvement with Inga Gatz of The Friendship Center in Santa Barbara, the first support group for the patients of Alzheimer's and dementia related disorders was formed.
Delilah grew up in Los Angeles California, the first granddaughter of California's then Governor, Culbert Olson. She attended Mount Saint Mary's College where she studied nursing, always concerned with helping others. Delilah loved to spend summers in Lake Arrowhead California, and had many fond memories of the times she spent there with family and friends. She often reminisced about these special summers in her life, and spoke of them often. Her thirteen-year marriage to Kenneth G Makature brought her three daughters, who were her greatest joys and self professed accomplishments. Delilah loved to smile, laugh, dance, and enjoy people. She has left her daughters with the strength to persevere, the will to stay together as family, and the love of a Mother who always did the best she could for her girls.
Delilah is survived by her brother, Richard Olson of Palm Desert, and daughters, Marla Bevan of Santa Barbara, Kim Makature of Santa Barbara, and Laura Makature of Ventura.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held for the family on Thursday, May 6th, at the Palm Springs Mausoleum.

MEISTERFELD, Emmy
Graveside services for Emmy Meisterfeld, 96, of Lompoc will be at 1:00 pm Thurs. May 6, 1999 at Santa Barbara Cemetery
Emmy was born Sept. 21, 1902, in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the third of 6 children She immigrated to the Unites States in 1921, settling in New York City where she met her future husband, Albert Meisterfeld, also from Germany They were married April 17, 1926. They moved with their children to Santa Barbara in 1947. She managed her rental property, enjoyed sewing, needle work, gardening and walking and lived independently until 91. She traveled extensively around the world with friends and family.
In 1993 she moved to Lompoc to be near family and in the last 6 years she had a series of physical problems and died on May, 2, 1999 in Lompoc.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Evelyn and Claude Libby of Lompoc, Margot and Lowell Dukleth of Oceanside, grandchildren Karen, Keith and Mark Libby, Deanne Johnson, Heidi Woolsey, Eric and Matt Dukleth, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1961, 5 siblings, infant granddaughter Claudia, grandson Glenn Libby.
Contributions to the Convalescent Care Center Foundation, 216 No. 3rd St Lompoc.
Arrangements by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary,

MUNEIO, Nelson Edmund
74, passed away at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, May 4, 1999.
Nelson was born in Oak Park, Illinois on November 9, 1924. He was a WWII vet and attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he was president of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
He was married to his loving wife Mary, in 1948, in Princeville, Illinois.
The family has lived in Santa Barbara for 36 years and for many of those years, Nelson worked as Vice President of the Santa Barbara Savings and Loan, having to retire due to illness in 1962.
He is survived by his wife Mary, his sister Betty Muneio, his three sons, Jim, Tom and Bill and daughter-in-law, Sandie of Santa Barbara, and daughter Betty and son-in-law Rodney, of San Rafael, California; five grandchildren, Tracy, Mike, Megan, Chad, Tyler and two great grandchildren, Austin and Kayla,, plus many wonderful and supportive relatives, friends and neighbors.
Nelson will be remembered for his great sense of humor, passion for art and study of genealogy. Even after dealing with illness and paralysis, he was able to create many beautiful wood carvings and delve into the family tree. His artwork and his labor of love for genealogy, will forever be treasured and remembered by his friends and family.
A Memorial to celebrate his life will be Saturday, May 8th at 11:30 AM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

RUNNELS, Marie M
Rosary will be recited for Maria M Runnels, 2:00 p m Friday May 7,1999 in the Chapel of the Magner-Maloney Funeral Home with Rev Anthony Runtz, C J , officiating. Interment will follow in the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Mrs Runnels, 84 of Santa Maria died Monday, May 3, 1999 in a Santa Barbara extended care following a lengthy illness. Born in Los Alamos, August 12, 1914, she was a life long resident of
Los Alamos, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. She was educated in Los Alamos and Santa Maria. Mrs Runnels was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and worked as a waitress and in retail sales. She opened the Junior Shoe Town shoe store on Main Street in Santa Maria after returning to Santa Barbara and working for the Santa Barbara News-Press as a proof reader, she fulfilled a long time goal of becoming a realtor. A career which lasted twelve years, with a long time relationship with Century 21 Butler Real Estate in Santa Barbara. Mrs Runnels loved and raised champion Silky Terriers and owned and operated Mar-J's Kennel, with her husband, Jack. Maria was a charter member of the Altrusa Club of Santa Maria.
Mrs Runnels is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jack D Runnels, sons, Dennis Alexander, of Paso Robles, Ca , Derrald Alexander, of Santa Maria, Deverne Alexander, of Santa Maria, daughters, Donna M Martin, of Gresham, Oregon, Devon Godkin, of Santa Barbara and Diane Tarp, of Salinas, Ca , sister, Annie Viegas, of Santa Maria, nineteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph F Amaro and Marianna (Luis) Amaro, brother Sal Amaro, sisters, Angie Amaro and Margaret Amaro Frizzell Mrs Runnels also leaves her beloved Maltese "Amanda " and " "Annika".
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 2024 B DeLaVina, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Arrangements under the direction of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home

SAXE, Carl H
was born April 1, 1917 in Bronx, New York and died of a massive stroke on May 4, 1999 in Santa Barbara. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, his sister Sarah Weinstein of New York, two children (Geoffrey Saxe of Berkeley and Karen Westheimer of Goleta) by a prior marriage to May, and four grandchildren.
The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Carl grew up with his parents and two older sisters in the Bronx, spending the latter part of his childhood and adolescence in Depression-era New York. He received his doctoral degree from Columbia University and worked as a clinical psychologist for many years of his life.
Moving to Santa Barbara with Sylvia in 1984, he enjoyed working as a sculptor, engaging part time as a psychotherapist and in a supervisory capacity to other therapists.
An individual of enormous energy, Carl loved both to build and to fix, a passion that was central to who he was. He found wonderful pleasure in this intensity. In his garages-turned-shops, his projects ranged from house construction to furniture making. In his shingled offices, he engaged with the same intensity in supporting people as they worked with his help to better understand themselves.
Throughout his life, he gave tirelessly of his time and energies to others with his hands and with his insights. Carl relished in feelings of community that emerged in group work. He is sorely missed.
A memorial service to celebrate Carl's life will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, May 8 at the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 North Fairview Avenue in Goleta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Carl's name to the Live Oak Memorial Fund.

HJORTLAND, Polly (Joan)
age 71 of Goleta, died May 4, 1999. Her strong faith in God helped her through a long battle with esophageal cancer.
Polly was born August 20, 1927 to Henry and Nora Edhlund. She grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and earned a BA from North Dakota State University where she was editor of the college newspaper and active in her Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
In 1950, Polly married Jay Cody Hjortland of Fargo, ND After her husband's retirement from Archer Daniels Midland Co, they retired to Goleta.
Her career interests included freelance journalism, public relations and a recent national award for poetry. For the past five years she has co-hosted, with Captain George Weir, the Santa Barbara cable TV show Alive After 65.
Polly's compassion and love for people was acknowledged by a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly and an award from the Sheriff's Department, County of Santa Barbara, "for exemplary involvement as a concerned citizen."
Polly loved playing and singing with the "Merry Widows Kitchen Band', theater, music and had a triumphant love of life for all God's creations.
Polly has always been a woman of great faith. Her involvement and devotion to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has been the center of her life in Goleta. The endless love and support from her church family during her illness truly brought her immeasurable peace and comfort.
Although she was predeceased by her husband, Jay, she is survived by her three children: Jayne O'Connell; John Hjortland and Nina Jacobs. She is also survived by her sister, Jean McNeil and her sister-in-law Marthana Hjortland.
Polly immensely enjoyed being the "best" grandma to her six grandchildren: Kelly, Erin Jamie, Emily, Jake and Tyler.
A memorial service will be held at Good. Shepherd Lutheran Church on May 10, 1999 at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd.

SCHATBORN, Lida J
was born May 10, 1920 in The Hague, The Netherlands. She died after a lengthy illness at her Santa Barbara home on May 3, 1999. Raised in The Netherlands and educated as a teacher, Lida married Tony Schatborn who predeceased her in 1994.
In 1956 they immigrated to the United States with their three children and settled in Fresno. They retired to Santa Barbara in 1981 where they became members of the Goleta Presbyterian Church.
Three daughters, Joyce Austin of Santa Barbara, Marjolein and John Warkentin of Santa Barbara, and Edith and Pat Anders of Fresno seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, and her brother, John Leverington, of Novato, California, survive Lida.
There will be a remembrance for friends and relatives at her Rancho Santa Barbara mobile home from 2 to 5 PM on Saturday, May 8 1999.
The family wishes to thank Hospice for their support during Lida's illness.

CASAGRANDE, Terre W
March 20, 1946-May 5, 1999
53, peacefully passed away on the Alisal Golf Course, where he took his final swing of life. Terre was survived by his best friend and soul mate and wife of twenty-nine years; Joan Casagrande, two children; Gina Warning and Craig Casagrande, three grandchildren; Cody Warning, Kendall and Kelsey Casagrande, his father; Cosmo "Bill" Casagrande, and two sisters; Toni Martinez and Diane Blackett Wachs.
Terre walked many paths in life including a career with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and as Fire Marshall for the City of Solvang. Terre spent his final years fulfilling his lifelong dream of designing and developing homes.
His family and friends all considered him a good and decent man valued as an articulate and witty communicator with a keen sense of humor. He cherished many great friendships and had great stories to tell. He will truly be missed and forever remembered by all the lives he's touched.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, May 10, 1999 at 1:00pm at the Presbyterian Church in Solvang. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that all donations be sent to the "Terre Casagrande Foundation" in C/O of Valley Oaks Bank, 591 Alamo Pintado, Solvang, CA 93463. All funds will be used to support the youth of the valley in their golfing and academic pursuits.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors

CIAMPI, Augustine (Augie)
89, of Gridley, CA, died on April 11, 1999 at Kaiser Hospital of natural causes. He was born in Naples, Italy on May 2, 1909 and was a local
Foremost milkman before moving to the bay area to become a truck driver. He was a Butte County resident for 25 years and an avid gardener and belonged to the Tearnsters Union Local #306 and AARP. Of other interest his uncle was Salvatore Feragamo,
founder of Ferragamo shoes.
His wife, Margaret Ciampi, preceded him in death in 1996.
His son, Jerry Ciampi of Orangeville, CA, two sisters, Josephine Simpson and Mary Mazzia both of Santa Barbara survive him. Two grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive him.
A Double Memorial for Hugo and Augie will be held at the Santa Barbara Mission on May 11, 1999 at noon

CIAMPI, Hugo Dante
84, of Phoenix, AZ, died on March 11,1999. He was born in Santa Barbara on October 27, 1914 and was a local produce farmer for many years. As a young man (in the early 30's) he was very active in the Fiesta Parades driving teams of horses and old carriages for local dignitaries. His hayrides were legendary amongst the schoolchildren of this area. Of other interest his uncle was Salvatore Ferragamo, founder of Ferragamo shoes. After retiring, he moved to Phoenix with his wife, Rose and five children. He later took up gardening as a hobby where he maintained the grounds for the Governor's Mansion of Arizona.
His surviving children are Eileen Prinslow of Santa Barbara, Linda Ross, Yolanda Huerta, Rhoda Ciampi-Vara and Alva Ciampi and son Joe of Phoenix. Sisters Mary Mazzia and Josephine Simpson of Santa Barbara, along with 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survive him.
A Double Memorial for Hugo and Augie will be held at the Santa Barbara Mission on May 11, 1999 at noon

MEBANE, Helen Wallis
Helen Wallis Mebane, after a courageous fight with cancer, passed away quietly Tuesday morning, April 27, 1999. At the time of her death she was surrounded constantly by loved ones and assisted in her passage by the caring staff of the Leigh Block Hospice Center, in Santa Barbara, California.
Born May 15, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas, Helen was the third of eight children, and received a nursing degree from St Paul's School of Nursing in Dallas, TX She married David Mebane, M D in 1954, and raised four children, Charles Taylor, Mary Virginia, Elizabeth Ann, and David Mitchel, IV.
By her example, Helen instilled in her children a sense of adventure, the love of beauty, faith in God and the essence of kindness. As a single mother, she worked long hours to provide for her family, all the while maintaining the strength and energy to nurture them and show them the wonders of the world. She took great joy in their achievements, wisely counseled them in crises, and consoled and comforted them in moments of distress. Her love and devotion to her children was unwavering.
Helen was a prolific gardener, who sustained an exquisite variety of flowers and plants where ever she lived. She was passionate about the arts, and immersed herself and her family in music and literature. As a sincere Christian, Helen established a personal relationship with God, and was deeply committed to her church and community. She demonstrated her goodwill through volunteer work at organizations including the Transition House, The Santa Barbara and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, the Historical Society of Santa Barbara, The Theater in the Round in Dallas, TX and her work as a docent for the Santa Barbara Mission and Fernauld House.
Above all, Helen loved people. Her gregarious nature and affectionate manner drew people to her, and she befriended those of all ages and nationalities. She delighted in meeting new and interesting people, and provided housing to international students from which countless friendships from the near and far corners of the earth have blossomed.
She is survived by all her children; Tad Mebane of Corona, CA, Mary Mebane of Santa Barbara, Elizabeth Mebane of Ridgway, CO and David Mebane of Seattle, WA, and five siblings; Bill Wallis of Mesquite, TX, Cecil Wallis of San Antonio, TX Don Wallis, Joyce Rhoads and Ken Wallis of Houston, TX.
Sadly, mere words cannot describe, nor is this brief space adequate to portray the number of lives she touched, the depth of love she bestowed on those around her, and the brilliant light she brought into the world.
A memorial service in Helen's honor will be held at 11 am on May 15 at the All Saints Church By The Sea in Montecito. All those who knew and cherished her are invited to attend in celebration of her life.

TOLLEFSON, Ernest "Ernie" Lundy
76, of Hemet, California formerly of Goleta, California, and Cedar Falls, Iowa died Sunday, May 2, 1999 at St Bernardine Medical Center, San Bernardino, California. He was born Dec 14, 1922, in Maxwell, Iowa. He received a degree from Iowa State Teacher's College and taught mathematics at Dos Pueblos High School and La Cumbre Junior High School for 23 years. He had also worked at Rath Packing Co, in Waterloo, Iowa. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II. He was past commander of AMVETS Post 49 of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Survived by his wife, Doris; four sons, Ron (Mary) of Gig Harbor, Wash, Rick (Linda) of Colorado Springs, Colo, Stephen of Hemet, Calif, and the Rev Terry (Bonnie) Tollefson of Elgin, Ore; three step-daughters, Jackie Heil of Hemet, Phyllis (Mike) Rockwell of Alta Loma, Calif, and Gwen (Daniel) Palakiko of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; 20 grandchildren and a great grandson, Keelan Boyd Tollefson, two brothers, Lewis of Placerville, California, and Les of Turlock, California; and two sisters, Alberta Darling of Simi Valley, California, and Helen Curtis of Los Angeles.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Jo, his first wife, Margaret Ruth; two brothers Alden and Harris Tollefson.
Services were May 5, 1999 at McWane Family Funeral Home, Hemet, California with private inurnment in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
Memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 210 Queen Anne Avenue., Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98109

DOVER, Emily C
Emily C Dover, born in Santa Barbara on July 21, 1898 at Son Ysidro Ranch to Jose and Juana Bermudez peacefully passed away in her home on Mother's Day, May 9, 1999. She was the youngest of nine children and a 4th generation Santa Barbaran and great-granddaughter of Juan Romero, an original soldier of the Presidio. She is a descendent of one of the original California land grant families of Santa Barbara. Emily Bermudez married William J Dover who preceded her in death in 1947. Her only beloved child, Juanita 'Nuncie" Fletcher preceded her in death in 1973 and she lovingly raised Nuncie's four children. She was educated at the original Dolores School on the corner of Anacapa and Figueroa street and graduated from Catholic Girls High School on the corner of Arrellaga and Anacapa. For ten years Emily worked as a bookkeeper for St Paul Dye Works and in her later years worked for several Montecito families. She was a wonderful cook and even in her last year prepared meals for others who were ill or in need. Her gift to others was her generous, giving heart. Her unselfish kindness extended to many and she became a mother to many kids who had no one else. How appropriate that God would choose Mother's Day as her day to be with Him. She dedicated her life to helping the Sisters of Bethany at Our Lady of Guadalupe church and was an important port of church life there. She was a prayer warrior for many who were in need of healing and the green scapular she sent to many was a symbol of hope and faith. Following in her husband and daughter's footsteps Emily became an avid fan of the Dodger's Farm Team in the 40's & 50's. She enjoyed keeping on top of current events and her memory and stories of early Santa Barbara history were passed down and enjoyed by many. Emily lived a long rewarding life.
She is survived by her four grandchildren Robbie, Joe, and Billy Fletcher and Bernadette Rosas and seven great-grandchildren. Her surviving nieces and nephews are Mary Francis Haskin, Louise Clavel, Leon Clavel, and Dulcianna Solomon of Santa Barbara, Joseph Taft of Atascadero, Barbara Teeter of Nipomo, Jean Romero of Carpinteria, John Clavel of Spokane, Washington and Charles Proctor of Louisiana, as well as many whose lives were touched and changed by her loving kindness and her unyielding strength in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
A Rosary will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary on Wednesday at 7pm and a Funeral Mass to be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at lOam on Thursday of this week. Contributions can be sent in Emily's memory to Hospice of Santa Barbara.

EMSLIE, Mina V
A resident of Santa Barbara County for 71 years passed away Saturday, May 8, 1999, At the age of 97.
She was born in Cushing, Oklahoma, November 18, 1901. She married Ralph D Hughes in Colorado in 1921. She was remarried in 1945 to John E Emslie.
Her husband John E Emslie, son Robert R Hughes, and daughter Anita H Perkins predeceased her.
She is survived by her son Ralph H Hughes and daughter Veda Rae Ramsey and five generations of family.
Services will be held today at Welch-Ryce-Haider at 10 am, 15 E Sola St, Santa Barbara.
Interment will be held at Lady of Sutcliffe Mortuary, 2890 S Higuera, San Luis Obispo.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to your favorite charity in her memory.

NANCE, John L
Passed away April 20, 1999 from complications after heart surgery. He was born on August 9, 1927 in Portland, Oregon. He was a graduate of UCSB and served his country in both the Army and Navy. He moved to Santa Barbara with his wife, Eleanor, in 1962 and owned Giddings Construction Company in Ventura for many years up until his death. He designed and built swimming pools of the highest quality and was a skilled craftsman, having built numerous homes, classical and flamenco guitars and many fine pieces of furniture. He was also an avid car, motorcycle and photography enthusiast. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor, son Michael Nance and daughter in law Sara Fairchild, son and daughter in law Jeff and Patty Nance, daughter Nikki Nance, and grandsons Scott and Brian Humbarger.
A celebration of John's life is being planned for May 16th.

SCOTT, Cecil E
of Buellton, passed away May 1, 1999. He was born February 12, 1927.
Survived by Maxine Light, children, Diane Bell, Ronald Scott, Mother, Cecile Pace, sister, Barbara Ehmann, uncle, Oscar Winter, aunt, Zella Mae Wiegelt and nephew, Melvin McNutt.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangement by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

WARNER, Julie
age 42, died May 7, 1999 after a long struggle to survive.
She leaves her husband, Don, parents Don and Marilyn Gevirtz and Burt and Naomi Goldrich, a sister Kathy Peck and step siblings, Susan Gevirtz, Steve Gevirtz and Carrie Wicks.
Funeral services will be private.


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