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FLEMING, Victoria Louise
my best friend, wife, lover and mother of Philip, George and Gary departed this earth on May 15, 1999. She was born on November 11, 1924 in Santa Barbara, to Filippo and Vittoria Dal Vecchio, who preceded her in death.
I met Viki at Mom's Italian Village, February, 1945 and we were married on October 7, 1945 at Santa Barbara Old Mission. She was very supportive of my military career, following me to such places as Travis AFB, CA; Pearl Harbor, Hickman AFB, HI; Tachi Kawa, AFB, Japan; McGuire, AFB, NJ; and Rhein-Mainz Frankfurt Germany. She spent five years taking care of the family while was away on military duty. We returned to Goleta and settled down in 1972.
Viki worked on projects at Franceschi Park and belonged to the Santa Barbara County Horticulture Society as well as the Italian American Boot Club working in the Festa for many years and making many friends.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bryant; son, Philip of Goleta; son, George and family Annette and Kendra of Titusville, Florida; son, Gary and family Stephanie and Lauren Victoria of Santa Barbara; sisters, Norma Blackmun of Santa Barbara and Ida Lick of Montecito; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be missed very much by family and friends alike. "Bon voyage my darling and love always"---Bryant LeRoy Fleming.
Visitation will be at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel, Friday, May 21 from 4 P M till 8 PM. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Santa Barbara County Chapter, 212 W Figueroa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

GLICK, Robert H
loving brother, devoted uncle, loyal friend, passed away on May 14, 1999 in Santa Barbara.
He is survived by his brother William, his nieces, Nancy Costanza and Jan Glick, and his three grand nieces, Carly, Kristin and Elsa.
Memorial service will be Saturday, May 22nd at 3 pm in the Reeves Medical Library at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.
The family request that donations be made to the charity or your choice in lieu of flowers.

HOEFT, Lyle J
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 22 at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 South Bradley Road, Santa Maria, California, with the Rev Robert Feller officiating. A memorial service will also be held at Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church, Greenville, Wisconsin at 7:00 PM Thursday, June 3, with the Rev Paul Shackel officiating
Lyle died at home in the loving arms of his wife and children on Monday evening, May 17, 1999 after a long and courageous health battle.
He was born June 8,1925 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lyle was a US Army veteran, proudly serving his country during World War II combat duty in the South Pacific. He attended Stanford University Palo Alto, California, and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, returning to Wisconsin to accept employment with Marathon Corporation. After 31 years in various management positions, he retired from American Can Company in 1984, after which he and his wife, Gloria, traveled extensively before relocating to Santa Maria in 1994. Despite failing health, Lyle embraced his new community with enthusiasm, becoming an active member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior and a member of Newcomers Men's Club, Sirs, and Rams. He was a member of American Can Quarter Century Club. Lyle will be remembered fondly for his keen wit and sense of humor, his love of animals, his integrity, his loyalty, and his devotion to his beloved family.
Survivors are his wife of 45 years, Gloria Koehler Hoeft; daughter Dr Lisa Hoeft-Albers of Boston, son David Hoeft of San Francisco, many friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sadie Hoeft in 1981 and 1983.
There will be no immediate inurnment at Lyle's request. His remains will eventually be blended with those of his wife and scattered at sea. Memorial contributions may he made to Lutheran Church Our Savior; Santa Maria Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church, 1615 Meadowview Lane, Greenville, Wisconsin 54942 or the charity of your choice.
Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

LUNDBERG, Ellen Wittmond
went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 16, 1999. She joined her husband, Harry who died on February 5, 1996. Ellen and Harry were married for forty-three years. She will be missed greatly by their children Jane Pena and Cathy Uldricks, her grandchildren, Katie, Clare, and John Pena, Alex and Andrew Uldricks, and her brother, John Wittmond.
Ellen was born on July 2, 1924 in Saint Louis, Missouri. Ellen lived in Santa Barbara for thirty-five years, during which time she was active in the community. She was an original member of the first board of directors for Marymount school where she was very involved during the 1960s and 1970s. Ellen was a Member of The National Charity League, and a Courthouse Docent. A lover of antiques, she worked for Burton Decker Antiques for more than ten years.
Ellen and Harry were Yacht Club members since 1962. With her family, she sailed throughout California, Mexico, Washington and British Columbia. She enjoyed playing bridge and her rose garden, but mostly, she loved her family. Ellen was a selfless giver. She cared for three elderly aunts, her mother-in-law, and for Harry during his illness. When Ellen suffered stroke in 1997, she moved to the Santa Ynez Valley where she could be near her grandchildren and cared for in a loving fashion at The Friendship House.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 22, 10:00 A M in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at the Santa Barbara Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friendship House in Solvang.
Arrangements handled by Loper Funeral Chapel.

TSOUTSOUVAS, Lillian Irene
died Saturday, May 15, 1999. She is survived by her four children: Mary Ellen Wright of Missouri; Ginny Tsoutsouvas of Florida; John Tsoutsouvas of Arizona; and Becky Jones of Nevada, 3 sisters, 4 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren in Missouri.
She was active in Phi Sigma Alpha Sorority; California Retired Teachers of Santa Barbara; SB, Women's Club. She worked as a secretary for Santa Barbara High School, Dos Pueblos and La Cumbre Jr High.
Mother of the year for Santa Barbara in 1964. Holder of two Honorary Life Memberships in PTA. Lillian loved athletics and worked as secretary to the Athletics Department at SBHS for many years. Past president of Phi Sigma Alpha and a past honoree for the Retired Teachers of Santa Barbara.
The family is holding a private Graveside Service. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been established in her name. Please send contributions to: Scholarship Foundation, 1522 State Street, Santa Barbara, 93101.
Lillian was well known in this community and will be sadly missed by many family and friends. Her greatest desire was to be a good mother, a good companion to her husband John and a good child of God. Along with this she wanted to leave some mark on this world to make a difference for good. Her family and friends believe every desire was fulfilled.

CHARTERS, Alexander Crane Jr
Born November 10, 1913 in Samoa, CA passed away peacefully May 17, 1999 at Cottage Hospital after a brief illness.
He received a PhD in Aeronautics and Mathematics from Cal Tech in 1938 where he studied with Von Karmon. During World War II, he was Chief of the Free Flight Aerodynamics Branch at the Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, MD. The Aeroballistic Range he developed there was designated a National Engineering Landmark in 1982. In 1951 he was chief of the Hypervelocity Ballistic Range with NASA Ames Research Laboratory. He designed and built the DELCO Gun for DARPA in 1961 while at the General Motors Defense Research Laboratory in Santa Barbara. In 1989 the Hypervelocity Impact Society awarded him the Distinguished Scientist Award.
Alex retired at the age of eighty.
He leaves his beloved wife of 63 years, Vivian, his son Dr Crane Charters of Saratoga, CA, his daughter Marilyn Glenn of Santa Barbara, nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Remembrances may be sent to the Braille Institute in his name.
Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge of arrangements.

HUGHES, Mark Lee
Was born Aug 16, 1953 to Mary Hughes in Washington DC when his father Herman Hughes was stationed there. Returning to the Santa Barbara area at about 3 months of age. Passed away May 18, 1999 due to severe asthma attack.
He leaves his three children, Maureen, Michelle and Mark Anthony, mother, Mary Hughes Cary, his sister Ivy Lee McNich, aunt, Alice Wilshusen and Stella Donaldson plus many cousins and friends, that all loved and respected him. We lost a fine Godly man who always had a quick easy smile and an excellent sense of humor and always looked on the bright side of life, despite being a single parent. "It will pass, Tomorrow will be better."
Mark moved to Ventura about 12 years ago.
There will be a Memorial Service at Buenaventura Park, Sat. at 2:30 on the North end by the ocean he loved.
In lieu of flowers an account is set up at the Bank of America to help the family.
Cremation will follow.

WESTON, Ray
Ray Weston was born Sept. 25, 1910 in Flat River, Missouri and passed away peacefully May 17, 1999 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Ray worked for 25 years as a Chief Civil Engineer for the United State Army Hospital in Okinawa. After mandatory retirement, he worked as a real estate agent for Sunset Co. He was also a teacher before working for the US Army.
Ray was a wonderful human being with a big heart. He was a great father who loved and cared for his wife, children, and grandchildren and did everything he could for them. Ray loved people and animals too. He loved to take walks and thought everything was beautiful.
Ray Weston will be missed by all of his family and friends, especially his wife of 50 years, Takako Weston, sons Daniel and Ed, daughters, Debbie and Harumi, his grandchildren, Ian, Heather, Shawna and Christa, Amanda Sullivan his good friends who helped care for him, his dog Toby and his cat Meeka. We all loved him very much. Ray will always be in our hearts and in our thoughts. Ray Weston lived a good long life and touched many people's hearts. He will be dearly missed. Love always, your son Daniel.
Memorial Services for Ray Weston will be held at 3pm, this Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the SGI USA Santa Barbara. Community center, 5324-A Ekwill Street, Goleta CA 93117. Tel 805-681-7494, fax 805-681-7499

HARRISON, Abby Joy
Abby Joy Harrison, 65, an artist, homemaker, and longtime Northside resident, died of esophageal cancer January 16, 1999 at Leigh Block Hospice House.
Abby was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1933. Her mother died at childbirth and Abby was placed in an orphanage. She was adopted by Martha and Joseph Haft, and lived her early childhood on a ranch in Azusa. Martha and Joseph both died of illness when Abby was only 9 years old, and she was again. adopted, this time by her aunt and uncle, Gertrude and Alan Harrison, who themselves later became longtime Montecito residents. After graduating from high school in Scarsdale, NY, Abby attended art school in Los Angeles where she met her husband, Raymond Feeney. Abby moved to Santa Barbara after her divorce in 1959.
Abby was an accomplished artist, specializing in embroidered pieces, applique, and stitchery. She was also an active observer of Santa Barbara political and cultural affairs. Abby lived on the Northside for 40 years and was well-known and liked by the many shopkeepers she visited on her daily walks. Abby had remarkable strength of character that served as an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Abby will Be lovingly remember red by her son, Jonathan Harrison, a Washington DC attorney; her daughter, Julie Lynn Prescott of Detroit, MI; a sister, Ann Parker of Sherman Oaks; a brother, David Harrison of San Rafael; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Harrison II, and Amy Harrison.
Abby donated her body to the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. Those who wish may contribute to the Leigh Block Hospice House.

PEARSON, Alyce Jean
passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, May 11, 1999 in Santa Rosa California. At her side was her devoted son Laird Pearson of Santa Rosa when her wonderful spirit was released. Those last precious days around Mother's Day weekend will forever be heartfelt ones for those who were so close. Private emotions of love mixed with sorrow were shared with Alyce by her son Tom and granddaughter, Freesia of Santa Barbara. Laird's daughter Misty Pearson of Alameda was also with her dear grandmother in her final days. Alyce raised three loving children and was, sadly, preceded in passing by her beloved daughter Linda in July 1993.
Alyce was born July 7, 1911. She spent her childhood around the family cattle ranch on the harsh plains near Bismarck before her family moved to San Diego in 1922. Her father Frederick Knudtson was a rugged handsome cowboy, yet could also do a fine waltz. Her dear mother, the former Katherine Haley, had journeyed to North Dakota from St Paul to teach school on the prairie. She had been instrumental in encouraging Alyce's life long passion for reading. Katherine had seven children of which Alyce was the youngest. Alyce is survived by her faithful sister Kay Thackrey of Santa Barbara.
Alyce had lived in Santa Barbara for nearly 30 years before moving to Santa Rosa in January of 1998. For many of her years in Santa Barbara she worked in her sister's shop "The Poster" in the El Paseo.
A lover of art, literature, and travel Alyce passed on to her children her most important qualities, love and devotion to family. Her strong independent spirit carried her through many of the tragedies and hardships that such a long fruitful life brings. But her quick rye humor, love of family, and wonderful intellect has given all of us who loved her a wealth of wonderful memories and stories. She will be in our hearts always and forever.

BARNETT, Selma Jane
born December 15, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away on May 21, 1999. She was the loving wife of her surviving husband Curtis Barnett of Santa Barbara and children - Kenneth Barnett of Bakersfield, CA; Norma Jean Barnett of Ontario CA; Jack Barnett of Sandy, UT; Vicky Gallagher of Apple Valley, CA; Jeri Cain of San Luis Obispo, CA; Mike Hemmah of San Bernardino, CA; Mark Hemmah of Santa Barbara; and Kathy Vigil of Santa Barbara. Also surviving are the above children's spouses, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her father Clyde Wood of Apple Valley, CA preceded her in death. Also surviving is her mother Sally Wood of Apple Valley, CA; sister, Carol Welch of West Lynn, OR; sister Kay Hoover of Gilbert, AZ; and brother Grant Wood of Mountain View, CA.
Jane graduated from Redondo High School in 1950 She moved to Santa Barbara in 1968.
She was employed by EG&G Energy Measurement where she worked in the Accounting Department until she retired in 1987. She then had an Accounting/Bookkeeping business in her home until her passing.
She will always be remembered - She touched many lives with her kindness, thoughtfulness and love. Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindnesses they showed and the love they brought into our lives. These gifts of love, joy, and kindness will remain with us always. She is truly an inspiration to all that knew her.
Memorial Service will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 478 Cambridge Dr, Goleta, CA on June 12 at 11:00 am. A gathering at the Church Hall will immediately follow.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1432 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

GRALLA, Joseph
passed away Sunday, May 23, 1999. A man of integrity, gallantry and humor he will be missed very much by his wife, Eleanor and his friends.
Born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania he started working in the coal mines and various factories before he joined the Army in 1941. He fought four years in the Pacific during World War II. He earned several Purple Hearts during his stint. After the war he drove coal truck and worked in freight trains in Pennsylvania, then moved to Nebraska where he worked for a Detective Agency in the late fifties he moved to California where he met and married Eleanor. They moved to Santa Barbara where he worked as a Humane Officer for several years then for a local seed company until he retired.
His many colorful stories, good sense of humor and warm compassion will be sorely missed.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

LUPTON, John Keith
Passed away on May 25,1999.
Mr Lupton was a resident of Santa Barbara most of his life. He was born on September 16, 1916 in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He was the only child of Alma (Steenberg) Lupton and John Herbert Lupton, a local contractor.
Keith was educated in the Santa Barbara Public School System. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School, he attended Santa Barbara State College and Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles.
He was a long time employee of Southern California Edison Company, serving in various capacities in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. He retired in 1981 as Edison's Conservation Consultant.
Keith took four years out of his civilian life to serve his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was stationed in San Francisco and on the USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier.
Keith had one son, Bryan Keith Lupton, who preceded him in death in the 70's. There are no known surviving family members.
Keith's avocation was phonograph record collecting, specializing in the Big Band Era. He also enjoyed playing bridge with his many friends and eating lunch with his Saturday Lunch Club. His quick wit and charm will be sadly missed by his faithful friends and companions.
At his request, no funeral service will be held.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
 
BAILEY, James O.
was born January 24, 1931 in Santa Barbara California and passed away May 28, 1999. He attended Harding and Dolores elementary schools, Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara High School (Class of 49) and received his Associates Degree at Santa Barbara City College. He entered the US Navy in 1948 where he served aboard the USS Stickell during the Korean War. Upon returning to Santa Barbara in 1953 he met and fell in love with EmaIou Nelson, his only true love. They married on March 5, 1955. In addition to his loving wife, he leaves four children, Michael Bailey (Elaine), Karen Shiffman (Eldon), Kimberley Pauley (Joe) and Kristin Clark (Terry). He also leaves eight grandchildren, James, Stephanie, Robert, Matthew, Christina, Katherine, Melissa and Montana, four step-grandchildren, and three step-great grandchildren. Jim is also survived by his mother, Helen Suarez, brothers, Clio, Lupe, Henry and Steve Suarez, sisters, Norma Villa and Margaret Harraman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was pre-deceased by his brother, Richard Clift.
After his marriage to Emalou, Jim worked for Standard Oil, owned and operated Jim Bailey's Flying "A" Service Station at the corner of Milpas and Gutierrez and then was employed as an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life. Jim joined the Santa Barbara City Fire Department in early 1960 and worked his way up to the rank of Battalion Chief, retiring in 1977.
One of Jim's greatest joys was coaching youth football. He enjoyed over twenty-five years coaching football from YFL to Dos Pueblos and Bishop Diego High Schools. In addition he was an avid golfer and fisherman and spent many summers camping and fishing with family in the Eastern Sierras.
Jim had numerous local memberships and affiliations including the Elks Club, Masonic Temple, Scottish Rite, Al Malaikah Temple and served as president of Santa Barbara Shrine Club (1975), Santa Barbara High School Alumni Association, Vandenberg Village Country Club and was a former member of Montecito Country Club.
Jim's sense of humor and exquisite joke telling ability brought joy and laughter to everyone who knew him. He will be sorely missed by all who love him and whose lives he touched including his family, friends, shipmates, and the youth of Santa Barbara to whom he devoted so much if his time coaching, and instilling life's values through sports. We love him more
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1st at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 East Constance Street. A Celebration of Jim's life will follow the service at Tucker's Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's memory to the Elisa Ann Ruch California Burn Center, Shriner's Hospital or Santa Barbara Humane Society.

BRADBURY, John
8/31/43 - 5/19/99
After a long, brave battle against impossible odds, John Bradbury, 55, maestro surfboard builder, surfer, father to his son Josh and beloved friend to many, has passed on. In his wake he has left a legacy of love, laughter and a spirit of adventure that will echo in the hearts of those he loved forever.
The metaphor for John's life was always the sea that he loved so much. From it he made his living, his friends and his life. More than just a surfboard shaper, John was an artisan, handcrafting each of his surfboards with the care and expertise of a true master. A life long underground shaper in the Santa Barbara surfing scene, his boards were sought out by local surfers and elite international champions alike not only for their innovative designs, but also for their sense of aesthetic beauty. When it came to his art, John achieved a perfection. As a friend, he achieved a perfection as well. His easy laugh, his kind eyes, his natural compassion and his innate generosity made for a life worth living. John lived well and loved well, and his friends might think of him now, basking in the sun on a beautiful beach, his surfboard at his side, close to the sound and the sight of a perfect wave folding itself over a pristine reef the way he folded his heart around ours. Celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 6th, 11 am at Leadbetter Beach for all friends, family and loved ones.
There will be a paddle out for the ashes.

DANISCH, Paul Sebastian
Passed away on May 22, 1999. Paul was born in Goleta, CA, May 22, 1965. He grew up in Ojai and eventually moved to Humbolt County. Paul enjoyed surfing, rock climbing, solitaire, art and many good friends.
He is survived by his father, James and sisters, Maraika and Jennifer.
We would like to remember Paul at an informal "Day at Bates Beach" Potluck on June 12th at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humbolt Brain Injury Coalition, 2259 Murtle Ave, Eureka, CA 95501.

NYUN-HAN, Norman
Retired professor at Westmont College departed to be in the presence of Christ Jesus, his loving Lord and Savior God 05/23/99 on his 78th birthday and his 68th anniversary when he was confirmed a Christian offering his sacred vows to love and serve God with his life.
Survivors, his wife Emma, 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren who are to carry out his wishes regarding Christian Mission.
Visitation Tuesday 10AM to 8PM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Graveside Prayer Service Wednesday at 1 PM at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

TAYLOR, Crombie
Architect & Educator, 85.
Crombie Taylor, who led the Institute of Design in Chicago to its greatest achievements and who also initiated the first restoration of a Louis Sullivan building, died at his home in Santa Barbara on May 23, 1999 of congestive heart failure.
Born in Oakmont, PA in 1914, Taylor studied architecture at Penn State and Princeton. As assistant director and then director of the Institute of Design from 1946 to 1954, Taylor expanded enrollment sixfold, recruited leading practitioners to the faculty, including Konrad Wachsman and Harry Callahan, and championed the use of advanced technology in building and teaching. In private practice, Taylor designed a series of award-wining residences and public buildings widely celebrated for their simplicity and elegance. In the late l950s, Taylor undertook the first restoration of Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Building, a seminal building in the development of the Chicago or Prairie school of architecture. Taylor discovered and reproduced the long-forgotten polychromatic stencils that Sullivan used to create spatial illusions on interior walls and ceilings. Taylor's restoration of the Auditorium Building interiors and his 1968 Smithsonian Institution exhibit on Sullivan's stencils revolutionized thinking about the origins of modern American architecture.
In 1962 Taylor became associate dean for architecture at the University of Southern California, where he again recruited nationally prominent faculty and developed new programs in urban design and building science. An accomplished architectural photographer, Taylor developed automated, multi-screen and very large scale slide programs for classroom teaching. His programs on Chicago skyscrapers and Louis Sullivan's midwestern banks were featured by the Museum of Science and Industry in its 1976 bicentennial celebration.
Following his retirement in 1985, Taylor restored Sullivan's Van Allen Department Store in Clinton, Iowa for use as a regional center for architecture and design outreach education. In 1993, Taylor moved to Santa Barbara and continued his preservation work.
Taylor is survived by his wife, Hope, three children, Victoria Taylor of Los Angeles, Beth Fergon of Monterey, and John Taylor of Santa Barbara, and two grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice Services of Santa Barbara.

VALENZUELA de RIVAS, Frances Hortence
Frances Rivas passed away on May 31, 1999 in Ventura, California, at the age of 82, with her family at her side.
Frances was born in Santa Barbara and attended Santa Barbara High School. She worked for Sears Roebuck & Company in Santa Barbara in the catalogue department. She also worked at Otts Department Store in Santa Barbara in the woman's department for many years. She retired to Arizona in 1968 with her husband Larry Layne, but in later years returned to California and remarried her first love, Samuel Xavier Rivas.
Her beloved daughter, Annette Rivas, pre- deceased her in 1962 at the age of 25, as did her husband, Samuel Rivas, in 1996. She is survived by her son Samuel Rivas, of Ventura; her son Gary Layne, and her daughter- in-law, Emily Layne, both of Santa Clara; her granddaughters Sherilyn Frances Rivas of Colorado, Wendy Elizabeth Rivas of San Jose; her grandson Randy Layne of Santa Clara; her great grandsons Sammy Perez and Robert Boehem of San Jose; and her great granddaughter, Jurnee' Rivas Garza of Colorado.
Frances was the last surviving child of John Valenzuela and Anita Richardson Valenzuela, both from early Santa Barbara families, who both died in 1960. Her siblings were Clara Soliz, Ernest, Daniel, Alfred, and Louis Jaye Valenzuela.
Frances was very vibrant, and her bubbly person- ality lifted all those who came within her proximity. Frances had many friends and family that she kept in contact with and was a faithful writer. She enjoyed all kinds of crafts, but especially crochet. Many of her loved ones treasure her original creations that she so generously gave.
Frances is well known among her friends and family for her wonderful sense of humor. She once wrote: "Sometimes I feel my cup runneth over with my sense of humor. I love people and when I see a smile or hear a hearty laugh, it fills me with such a joy of living. I get a funny thought in my imagination and "oops" I let it out and it connects with someone and out comes the laughter."
Frances will continue to make her friends and family smile when they think of her and the joy she brought into their lives.
Frances' remains will be buried with her daughter Annette and husband Samuel at the Hope Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, 1999, at Calvary Cemetery, 199 N. Hope Street, Santa Barbara, California. Father Howard Hall, Associate Pastor from Santa Barbara Mission will preside.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frances' favorite charities: Ray Mossholder Ministries, P.O. Box 54777, Phoenix, AZ 85032 or Larry Jones Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.

LAVALLE, Angelo
75, of Santa Barbara passed away on June 2, 1999. He was born to Italian immigrants, Peter and Josephine LaValle, on September 26, 1923 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1943, married Harriet Sadowski in 1944, and following his discharge in 1945, he returned to college to study music education. He was a High School Band Director for 37 years. Following his retirement, Angelo and Harriet moved to Santa Barbara in 1989. Mr. LaValle was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, American School Band Directors Assn., Wis. Adjudicators Assn., Wis. Band Directors Assn., and the Wis. Retired Teachers Assn.
He is survived by his wife, Harriet; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Andrea LaValle, grandson, Peter LaValle and granddaughter Angela Tonoli, all of Santa Barbara; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Wisconsin.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Private interment will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary.

HELLER, Morton William
11/13/21 Cleveland Ohio -5/27/99 Santa Barbara CA
Survived by his wife of 54 years Jean Heller, daughters Hillary Tentler and Cindy Heller, grandchildren Courtney Tentler and Matthew Tentler.
His family wants to especially thank Dr. Joseff, Dr. Gelberg and Dr. Cisek for their care and compassion, Krista and Holly from Hospice, and all the medical personnel who have cared for him during his lengthy illness.
Mort loved life.
Donations may be sent to the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation, 524 Chapala, Santa Barbara CA 93101.

PRUTZMAN, Diane Marie
Born Diane DeMore on June 1, 1949 in Frankfort, Michigan, died May 27, 1999, at Stanford University Hospital. Her loving father, Harold DeMore and beloved grandson Jackson Turner preceded her in death. Survived by her husband of 26 years, Paul E. Prutzman, stepchildren, Joan and Patrick Henry, Stephanie and Keith Turner, and Amy and Bob Jennings, mother Ruth DeMore, sisters Duffy, Denice (husband Rudy), Donna (husband Michael), and brothers David (wife Christina) and Dana DeMore, grandchildren, Katelyn, Brenna, and Maeve, nieces, nephews, and many friends. "When she speaks, she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly."
(Proverbs 31:26). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
The Jackson Turner Fund
Acct #17946595
Washington Mutual Bank
5825 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111

In Memory Of
Josephine Victoria Wilbur
Born in Santa Barbara Jan. 19, 1909. Deceased May 24, 1999. In her 90 years she was survived by four children, Charles Russell Morrison of Santa Barbara, CA, Daphne Duvall of Simi, CA, Carol Hathaway of Buena Park, CA and John Wilbur of Santa Barbara, CA. Also, two step-children, Bill Wilbur, Jr. of Oxnard, CA and Margaret Spencer of Santa Barbara, CA. She left behind fourteen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren. A sister Melvina Gomez of Brea, CA.
Our mom was a loving and caring mother who loved all her children the same. She loved all her grandchildren and great grandchildren as she did life.
We lost our brother, Ron Wilbur eight hours after our mother. He suffered a long illness and he had resided in Bremerton, WA.
Our mother loved music, flowers and long rides. Mom was a loving and giving person, she made over 100 afghans and gave them to family, friends, doctors, nurses and neighbors. She took great pride in herself and her home until the end.
We will miss her very much but thank God we had her around so long.
She was layed to rest on May 28, 1999 at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Services were conducted by Pastor Jim Fritz.

BRUCE, Ronald
75, of Santa Barbara passed away May 30, 1999. He was born July 7, 1923 in Crook County, Durham, England and served in the English Tank Corps at the end of WW II.
Mr. Bruce came to Santa Barbara in 1963 and worked as the chief gardener at the airport for thirty one years retiring in 1995.
He was the president of Club Pacific for the past twenty five years.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis M. Bruce of Santa Barbara and nieces and nephews in England.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel, Sola at State.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Santa Barbara in memory of Mr. Bruce.

PAUL, Tom Dickey
Born June 8, 1904 in Cincinnati, Ohio and died while on a Great Lakes cruise on June 2, 1999 in Erie, PA. During his almost 95 years, he touched the lives of literally thousands with joy and laughter, comfort and compassion as he brought more than 4700 babies into the world, cared for wounded during WWII, served his church on the vestry and on the Dioscian Commission on the Ministry. After retirement, he took up acting in Santa Barbara little theatre, drove for the Red Cross, was involved with Project Re-Entry and had a lay ministry taking prayer services to retirement homes. His interests were many and he loved to travel. He will be missed greatly by his two daughters, Francie (Frank) Cassidy and Lisbeth (Robert) Krogman and his seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and his dear friend Joan Jennings.
Memorial services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara on Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel.

ELKIN, Peter T.
Died unexpectedly in his sleep on June 2 at his home in Lancaster, CA.
He was born Dec. 31, 1960 in Santa Barbara to Enoch Elkin of Hayward and Marjorie Villa Elkin of Santa Barbara. He attended Dolores School and graduated from Bishop Diego High School in 1979. He entered the Army and was in the Armored Division at Ft. Knox. He was employed by his brother Chris, "Underground Construction" in Wrightwood, CA. Peter is a 9th generation descendant of the Villa and Dominguez families of the Founding Garrison of the Santa Barbara Presidio. He was a member of the Los Descendientes of Santa Barbara.
He and his wife, Misty, whom he married in 1984, were foster parents for newborn babies. Peter loved life, was a wonderful father and won't be able to be replaced.
Peter is survived by his parents, wife and 2 daughters, Cassandra Lee and Kimberly Joy Elkin and 2 children who they recently adopted, Joshua Todd and Matthew Elkin; three brothers, Leroy Tom (Linda) of Santa Cruz, Timothy G. of West Covina, Christopher A. (Kristina) Elkin of Wrightwood, CA and a sister, April E. Elkin of Roanoke, VA, his maternal grandparents, Leroy W. (Margarita) Villa and a large extended family and many friends.
Services and burial will be at Joshua Memorial Park Mortuary, 808 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93535, (805) 942-8124 on Sunday, June 6, 1999. Viewing from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Rosary from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. Burial immediately following service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in support of the family may be sent to Misty Elkin, P.O. Box 1950, Wrightwood, CA 92397.

WILBUR, Ronald Wayne
59, of Bremerton, Washington died on May 25, 1999 after a long battle with diabetes. Ron was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and collector of model cars and a good friend to everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Duncan Wilbur of 15 years, 2 stepsons, Robert and David Duncan, his brother, John Wilbur, his sisters, Daphne Duvall and Carol Hathaway and his half brothers, William Wilbur, Jr. and Russ Morrison. Ron will be greatly missed. He was always there when you needed someone to talk to.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at the Trillium Retreat Center on Vashon Island, which he loved so dearly.

GLEDHILL, Keith
February 16, 1911
June 2, 1999
Keith Gledhill passed away peacefully on June 2, 1999, at the Valle Verde Health Center after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 88.
A resident of the Valle Verde Retirement Community for 11 years, he was born in Santa Barbara on February 16, 1911, the son of W. Edwin and Carolyn Gledhill.
Keith attended Santa Barbara High School, graduating with the class of 1928. He spent one year at the Santa Barbara State College before transferring to Stanford University where he earned his Business of Arts Degree in 1933.
He was an internationally recognized tennis player. In 1926 he won his first national championship, the National Boys (15 year old) Doubles Champion- ship in Chicago, IL. In 1929 he won both the National Junior singles and doubles champion- ships; in 1931 the National Intercollegiate singles championship; and in 1932 the National Men's Doubles championship. He was a member of a United States tennis team that toured Australia in 1932-33 where he was a finalist in the Australian singles and won the Australian doubles championship. In 1933 he was a member of the United States Davis Cup team and played at Wimbledon.
After his marriage to the former Peggy Wheeler at All Saint's By the Sea in Montecito on May 23, 1936, he moved to the Los Angeles area where he worked as a production cost coordinator for Metro Goldwin Meyer (MGM) and Warner Brothers Studios for 30 years. During this period, he joined the U.S. Navy Reserve during the end of World War II, and served aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Siboney as a Lieutenant (j.g.). He and his wife moved back to Santa Barbara in 1976 following his retirement from the motion picture industry.
In his retirement, he again took up his favorite sport of Tennis, competing in and winning several National senior tennis tournaments. In 1986 he won the National Senior Hard court Doubles Tournament which won him a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest span of time (60 years) between his first National championship (1926) and his last (1986). He also served on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer of the Santa Barbara Historical Society and was a member of the Santa Barbara County Historical Landmark Advisory Committee.
Keith was a quiet man, with great dignity. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Peggy, son David and Daughter-in-law Patti Jacquemain of Santa Barbara, and has three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service is planned. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to remember the American Parkinson's Disease Association and the Santa Barbara Historical Society. Welch-Ryce-Haider is in charge of arrangements.

LAWHON, Jonnie Gail
Wickstrom Beard
Passed from this life on Thursday, May 27th surrounded by a loving circle of family and friends in her home in Santa Barbara. The only daughter of Dale Robert Wickstrom and Betty Ruth Bahler, she is survived by her grand- mother, Rosamond Harry Bahler, her brother, Jimmy Dale Wickstrom, her husband, Terry Lee Lawhon, and her daughters, Shelise Beard Lawhon and Phoenix Ariel Lawhon. A deeply devoted mother, wife, and friend, she created and maintained connections with an amazing number of people in her life. She taught us all the true meaning of community. Jonnie loved dancing, playing in the garden, soaking in the jacuzzi, eating the best dark chocolate, talking with friends, and a house full of flowers. Her love and her light will be remembered. Thank you, Jonnie.


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