|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
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
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
Cremation will follow.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
ELKIN, Peter T.
Died unexpectedly in his sleep on June 2 at his home in Lancaster,
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.
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
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
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
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
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.