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MACKSOUD, Meredith C
a Santa Barbara native, passed away June 16, 1999 after a long battle with Hodgkin's Decease, she was 34. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Jackie and Zeke Lohrke; aunts, June and Janice and their husbands and families.
Meredith attended local schools and was a graduate of Dos Pueblos High School. She received her degree from Santa Barbara Community College in 1997. After graduation she was employed by SBCC as a reader in the Chemistry Department until her illness prevented her from continuing.
Meredith's joys and gifts were piano and classical music. She delighted in good conservation with family and friends. Her light will be ever present.
Private family services are planned. In lieu of flowers Meredith's family request any memorial donations be sent to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara at 222 East Canon Perdido, SB 93101
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

MALTBY, Marilyn L
June 8, 1933 - June 16, 1999
Marilyn died peacefully at home with her family beside her after a very courageous fight against cancer.
Marilyn was an active and loving member of the Free Methodist Church who greatly loved the Lord and shared that love with others through her many kind and endearing ways. She was a selfless woman, putting the needs of her family and friends before hers.
She is survived by her loving children, Steven Maltby and Elizabeth (Maltby) Perry, son in law, John and two adoring grandchildren, Blair and Jaclyn Perry along with numerous cousins and friends.
The family would like to thank Sharon and Tianna of Hospice Dr Woliver, Nyre and the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation and Dr Danson for all their care.
Graveside services will be held Monday, June 21, 1999 at 11:00 A M at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Contributions in Marilyn's honor may be made to the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation or The Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara on Cliff Drive.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.

BISHOP, John Kingston
62, of San Luis Obispo, CA formerly of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 1999 in San Luis Obispo.
A Celebration of his life will be held at 5:30PM on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at Las Positas Friendship Park in Santa Barbara. All friends, family and acquaintances are welcome to join in this gathering.
Mr "B" as he was affectionately known was born in San Francisco on May14, 1937. He and Carol opened their first restaurant in Santa Barbara in 1966 and continued a successful lifetime in the restaurant business. John maintained an outstanding reputation for honesty, integrity, and caring.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carol P Bishop, his daughter and sons-in-law, June and Kendall Martin, Holly and Wiley Thrasher, and Sarah and Donald Jaimes, his brother and sister-in-law, David and Karen Bishop, and two grandchildren Lauren and Riley Martin.
Arrangements are under the direction of Reis Chapel in SLO.

Gilbert, Irving E (Gil)
85; of Montecito; died on Monday, June 14, 1999. Mr Gilbert was passionate about literature, music, visual art, and his garden. His family and many caring friends will remember him for his generosity and deep concern for the happiness and well-being of others. His sense of humor, courage and optimism were central to his character, and persisted to the end. Contributions may be made to the Santa Barbara Counseling Center, to which he devoted himself as a board member and volunteer for over 25 years. (324 East Carrillo St., Suite C, Santa Barbara, (93101).

MALTBY, Marilyn L
June 8, 1933 - June 16, 1999
Marilyn died peacefully at home with her family beside her after a very courageous fight against cancer.
Marilyn was an active and loving member of the Free Methodist Church who greatly loved the Lord and shared that love with others through her many kind and endearing ways. She was a selfless woman, putting the needs of her family and friends before hers.
She is survived by her loving children, Steven Maltby and Elizabeth (Maltby) Perry, son in law, John and two adoring grandchildren, Blair and Jaclyn Perry along with numerous cousins and friends.
The family would like to thank Sharon and Tianna of Hospice Dr Woliver, Nyre and the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation and Dr Danson for all their care.
Graveside services will be held Monday, June 21, 1999 at 11:00 A M at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Contributions in Marilyn's honor may be made to the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation or The Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara on Cliff Drive.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.

MITCHELL, Cindy Simmons Bronson
Cindy Simmons Bronson Mitchell, wife of Steve of Longmont, Colorado, and daughter of Richard and Pat Simmons of San Luis Obispo, died of cancer June 4, 1999 in Boulder, Colorado. An avid reader, hiker skier, tennis player, gardener and traveler, Cindy lived her life to the fullest. Always upbeat, personable and loving, she will be remembered and missed by her many friends in Santa Barbara; Ketchum, Idaho and Boulder, Colorado.
Cindy is also survived by her sister Noreen and family, and brother Philip. Two celebrations of her life will be held on July 25. The Santa Barbara celebration will be held on Miramar beach beginning at 5:00 p m. The other celebration will be in Idaho.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
|I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there did not die."
Contributions in Cindy's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1250 S Hover Rd , Suite F2, Longmont, Colorado 80501.

ZIMMERMANN, Diane
died on June 3, 1999 of a heart attack at the young age of 57. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She became an RN and worked at various hospitals in Chicago. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1972 and began a long career at Cottage Hospital. She was a loving Mom, Grandma and friend.
She leaves behind the love of her life, Norman Scanlan; her son and his wife, Erik and Linda Houser; her daughter and her husband, Pamela and Bruce Pixley; and her grandchildren, Stephanie and Lauren.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the SB Humane Society and the Goleta Library.

BARROS, Agnes
the eldest child of Leo and Elizabeth Merk, passed away on Friday, June 18, 1999. She was 89. Born in Somerville, NJ. Mrs Barros has been a resident of Santa Barbara since 1960.
She is survived by her three sons; Jack Barros of Lompoc, Joe Barros of San Diego, and James Barros of Simi Valley. 8 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs Barros is also survived by a sister, Marv Kredao alliancevski of Somerville, NJ. A sister-in-law, Jenny Merk of Georgia, and a dear friend and neighbor of Goleta, Harriett Barbaro. Mrs Barros was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Alban. During her lifetime Mrs Barros was a seamstress for Professor Bloodgood's Photographic Emporium, Inc. She was also a member of St Raphael's Church for 39 years and a member of the Alter Society. Mrs Barros family would like to extend their appreciation to Mrs Murphy and the staff at Mission Terrace and Cliff View Terrace for the fine care she had received. She will be greatly missed. The Mass will be held today, June 22, 10:00am at St Raphael's Church followed by the interment at Calvary Cemetery. In memory of Mrs Barros friends are asked to remember St Raphael's Church, The Alzheimer's Association, or a favorite charity. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

CHAMBERS, Robson (Rob) Cole
passed away June 18, 1999, at Casa Dorinda, Montecito, California. He was courageous, dignified, and impressive in his long battle with cancer and a hero to all whom witnessed his perseverance and inner strength in his final months. His meticulous intelligence and great loving heart was apparent and respected, not only in his passing but in every aspect of his long and successful life.
Robson was born in Los Angeles on March 4, 1919. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1941. He obtained a scholarship at Harvard University to do graduate work with Walter Gropius, but World War II intervened, and he spent a year working on the design of army and marine camps in Oregon, Arizona, and California. The next three years he served in the Marine Corps Reserve at Oceanside and Hawaii. He married Helen Cresap Snow in 1943 in Escondido while stationed at Camp Pendleton.
In 1945, he returned to work in Los Angeles with his uncle's firm, Myron Hunt & HC Chambers. In 1946, he moved to Palm Springs to work with Albert Frey and John Porter Clark. His architectural practice in Palm Springs included design work on the aerial tramway. For twenty years, they practiced "modern architecture" whenever they could. Many of his drawings were recently donated to the Architectural Drawing Collection, University Art Museum, UCSB.
Robson had a passion for the desert architecture; dwellings that enhanced and endured the unusual environment. Special structures that could respond to extremes in temperature, wind and sand, droughts and torrential cloudbursts. Housing for adventuresome spirits who loved the clean, dry air, vast open spaces, brilliant blue skies and star filled nights. Homes with views that framed the softly colored hills, sunrises and sunsets, and the springtime blossoming of the desert. Robson lived most of his life in or near the desert.
In 1966, he left Palm Springs to take a position as campus architect at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in charge of the building program, long range planning and inspection. In 1972, he was President of the Santa Barbara Chapter of AIA. He also served on the Architectural Board of Review for Hope Ranch Park. In 1981 Robson retired from UCSB and returned to the desert, buying a Cliff May ranch house in Borrego Springs where he had a private practice until 1995. His simple, elegant style and love of the natural desert environment make his houses unique and timeless. St Barnabas Episcopal Church in Borrego Springs is a spiritual testimony to his grace and vision as an architect. From 1990 to 1997, they enjoyed summers and dear friends at their second home in Hayden Lake, Idaho.
Robson was actively involved and interested in everything and everyone around him. His community spirit, his endless energy, his enduring faith and compassion made him a valuable asset to the world, wherever he was. When Robson got involved, things were accomplished. He was a highly focused and effective human being, motivated and intelligent, yet gentle and friendly. He will be remembered with love and respect by all that knew him.
On June 12, Rob and Helen celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary. They have traveled extensively together-to Mexico, Europe, Japan, China, Greece and India. In retirement, Rob found time for bridge, walking, swimming, and reading and was an accomplished watercolor artist. His creativeness and excellent taste in everything made his life rich and his opinions most valuable. He is survived by his wife Helen of Casa Dorinda, two sons, Alexander Chambers of Santa Barbara, and Douglas Chambers of Pensacola, Florida, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren survive him.
He will be loved and missed daily. His profound influence will be evident always. A memorial service will be held at St Barnabas Episcopal Church in Borrego Springs in the fall. A local service will be held at All Saint's Episcopal Church, Montecito, at 3:00 PM, June 25. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara or a favorite charity.

FRICIA, Ronald Joseph
a sixth generation Santa Barbaran, was born December 31, 1945 and passed away June 15, 1999 at the UCLA Medical Center in WestWood.
He is survived by his loving companion, Nanette Covarrubias of Santa Maria. His brothers, Kenneth Paul and Dennis Anthony Fricia. His Children, Ron Fricia, Mathew Fricia and Lisa Fricia. Three Grandchildren, Dawn Lee, Kateland and Nicholas Evan Fricia. Ron will be missed greatly by these people and his many friends.
Ron attended Wilson Elementary School and Santa Barbara Junior School. He graduated from San Marcos High School where he excelled in all athletics. He was chosen outstanding athlete when he graduated high school in 1964. In 1988 Ron was inducted into the Santa Barbara Round Table of Sports Hall of Fame. After attending Santa Barbara City College, Ron later worked as a meat cutter, a painter and a dry wall construction person. He later devoted his time to computers and photography. In his spare time he worked on automobiles. He was a man of multiple talents. Ron was a great homebody. He spent many hours working on his home built computer and numerous inventions that he created. He also took pride in pleasing his friends and family with his delicious cooking.
A Memorial Service in Ron's honor will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 East Sola St Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 1:00pm followed by a barbecue at Oak Park, Friendship Area at 2:00pm.

BROOKS, Franklin Coolidge
died April 12, 1999 in Santa Barbara at the home of his friend Shirley Aggeler. He was born February 16,1927, the son of Franklin Coolidge Brooks ad Dorothy Torr Brooks in Brooklyn, New York. He attended school in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He studied at Yale University and received a PhD in theoretical physics. He spent one year in the US Navy at the end of World War II. He worked on the first atomic submarine with Admiral Rickover. For 20 years he worked on research and development, retiring at an early age to Santa Barbara in 1968 just before the oil spill. He became interested in coastal environmental quality problems.
Frank was president of La Mesa Neighborhood Association for many years. His hobby was playing the clarinet. He played in the American Legion Band and the Adult Education Symphony years ago. He cared about the quality of life in Santa Barbara and about neighborhood preservation.
Frank is survived by his cousins Dr and Mrs James Fell of Fall River, Massachusetts; Eleanor Waterman of Fall River, Massachusetts; Isis Purvis of Southington, Connecticut; Philip Brooks of Alexandria, Virginia.
A memorial service was held in the chapel of Ferncliffe Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York for members of his family.

CORBANI, Virginia H
of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on June 21, 1999 in Santa Barbara. She had been living at Vista del Mar.
Mrs Corbani, a native of North Carolina, attended Elon College in her home state. Later, she moved to Long Island, New York and married. In 1953, she came to Santa Barbara with her husband Frank and their nine children. Mr Corbani died in 1955.
After 17 years, she married William G Falconer of London, England. For the next ten years, the couple divided their time between London and Santa Barbara. Mr Falconer died in 1984.
Throughout her adult life, Mrs Corbani was an avid gardener. Beautiful flowers bloomed wherever she lived. Roses were her specialty. She also excelled at needlework; creating beautiful clothing and other items.
She is survived by her nine children, John, Loretta, Mary, Shirley, Paul, Virginia, Betty, Rose and Susan; eighteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends.
Son John Corbani and daughters Mary Corbani, Susan Corbani, and Rose Chrynko reside in Santa Barbara with their families.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for her at St Raphael Church, 5444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara on June 23, 1999 at 10:30 am.

FITCH, Gregory Maxwell
Gregory Maxwell Fitch, owner of the Frame Works and De La Guerra Gallery passed away Sunday, June 20, 1999 after a brief illness.
Mr Fitch was born August 2, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA then moved to Santa Barbara in 1957. He graduated from San Marcos High School in 1963. He attended Redlands University, then the University of the Seven Seas.
He began the Frame Works in Santa Barbara, then the De La Guerra Gallery.
He was known for his support of the local art community and sponsored many shows for local artists. He was a friend as much as a patron.
Greg Fitch was predeceased by his parents, Mr and Mrs John L Fitch. He is survived by two sisters, Laurie A Page of Atascadero and Linda J De Armon Eklo of Kelso, WA. He also has a niece, Amik Metzger and a grand nephew. Also long time friend Rick Ascoli of Cambria.
A Memorial Reception will be held June 26th from 2-4 pm at the Frame Works at 131 E De La Guerra, Santa Barbara.
In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of choice or Sarah House.

TORBITT, Albert
Passed away on June 19, 19999 in Santa Barbara. Born April 28, 1925, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The fourth of nine children, born to Henry and Helena (McNinch) Torbitt. Al left his beloved Ireland in 1948 for a new life in Toronto, Canada. There he married his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life, Martha Craig Torbitt. A second move to Santa Barbara, CA, where he has resided every since.
All is survived by his loving wife, lifetime partner, Martha Craig Torbitt, his devoted son, Albert Craig Torbitt and wife, Diana, and Al's granddaughters, Sara, Heather & Lorin, whom all love him deeply, also two brothers and four sisters, all of Northern Ireland. He is preceded in death by his brother Jack and sister Edna.
Albert will be missed by his family, friends, neighbors and his golfing partners. His passing will be forever felt. In lieu of flowers, please remember those organizations that provide care and compassion to others.
Private family services will be held.
Mr Torbitt was entrusted to the care of Joseph P Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main Street, Ventura, California.

BOWMAN, Eleanor Louise (Lynn) Tomb
Eleanor Bowman, 89, of Santa Barbara, died June 19, 1999 at Valle Verde Health Center.
Lynn was born May 7, 1910 in Washington DC, the daughter of the late James Harvey Tomb (Captain, US Navy) and Helen D Tomb. She was the wife of the late John C Bowman.
She is survived by her son, John Bowman, his wife Temmy, from Santa Barbara, and their three children, Bill, Allison and James; her daughter, Grace Farago, her husband Ernie, and Grace's children Kelly and Mark, all living in Houston. She also is survived, by three great-grandsons, and a younger sister, Winnie Rice, of Cumberland, Maine. Her identical twin sister, Kay, predeceased her by 6 months.
As a Navy child, Lynn grew up in Florida, Washington, California and the Panama Canal. She and her twin sister attended various universities, including the Sorbonne, transferring only because their father thought they were having too much fun. She eventually graduated from Columbia University in 1932.
After marriage, her focus was on raising a family. Her husband's work allowed the family to live in Switzerland, and later for several years in Spain. After returning from Spain, the family lived in New York City, and returned to California for her son, John, to start college. In 1974, she published "Los Angeles, Epic of a City", one of the first definitive histories of Los Angeles.
When her husband retired, they moved to Ventura, where Lynn served First Church of Christ, Scientist in various capacities, including as Reader and Reading Room Attendant. After her husband died in 1979, Lynn moved to Santa Barbara, and continued to commute to Ventura to assist with the Christian Science Church.
Throughout her life, Lynn-was devoted to the disadvantaged. From volunteer work in hospitals in World War II, to the last years of her life, she gave from her soul and purse to help those in need. Her consistent smile, positive outlook and determination have won her countless friends from all walks of life.
There will be no service.
It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, 700 E Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001, or Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, 1201 Millmont Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
McDermott Crockett Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

GRIFFITHS, George H. "Bill"
died at Mission Terrace June 20, 1999. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 11, 1910 of George Harry and Elizabeth Morgan Griffiths.
His entire professional life was spent in the field of education. After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1932 he went to Canton, China where, for two years, he taught in the Middle School of Lingnan University. He returned to New York for graduate work at Columbia University and then joined an educational film company (later known as Encyclopaedia Britannica Films) as a writer and director/producer of classroom films.
From 1951 until the mid-sixties he was Vice President and Treasurer of the Fund for Adult Education, one of several independent Funds established by the Ford Foundation. When the Funds were phased out in the 1960's he was invited to join the Ford Foundation as a Program Officer, a position he held until his retirement in 1972.
He is survived by his wife Olive (Timmie) Griffiths, niece Libby Karim of Sandusky, Ohio and nephews Jon Ruhlman of Bratenahl, Ohio and Richard Ruhlman of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Bill was a writer, a poet and for many years a dedicated yachtsman. His express wishes were for cremation and that his ashes be scattered over the sea he loved.

CARDENAS, Don Ramon
God has called on our beloved father Ramon; he has called him to his side, to care for him and keep him near; and though he seems so far away, his loving memory is warm and dear! We love you, father, you meant so much and as the day brings on the night, the thought of you will give me strength, for though you're gone, I hear your voice, I see your smile, I feel your touch
Don Ramon Cardenas passed away on June 21, 1999. A loving person, with family, and many friends in Santa Barbara. He came to this Country in 1961 and with his family, established the first chain of Mexican bakeries in Santa Barbara
He is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving wife Carolina of Lompoc, his four sons, Gustavo and Miguel of Santa Barbara, Ramon (La Tapatia) of Santa Maria, and Joseph Luis (Reynaldo's), of Carpinteria. And by his three daughters, Teresa Miranda (La Reyna) of Lompoc, Matilde Cardenas (Delicias) of Goleta, and Rosa Mendoza, (La Bella Rosa) of Santa Barbara. Don Ramon had 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday after 2:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider. Friends and relatives will join in prayer at the Rosary at 7 pm Thursday at Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary on Sola St - the Mass will be 10 am on Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery to be followed by a reception at the Parish Hall at Holy Cross Church.

SCHMIDT, John "Bud"
74, of Palm Desert, California, Died Saturday night, June 19, 1999.
A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 26th, in Santa Barbara at his daughter's home.
John "Bud" was born April 3, 1925 in Corvalis, Oregon and was raised in Platt Center, Nebraska. He was in the Army Air Corp during world war II and was stationed in Calcutta, India.
He moved to California where he married his high school sweetheart and raised their four children, living in San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara and Arroyo Grande.
He was a carpenter for many years progressing into contracting.
John is survived by two daughters, Adria Schmidt of Santa Barbara and Debra Escherich of San Diego, one son John Schmidt of Citrus Heights and six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jennifer, & Daniel Schmidt of Phoenix Arizona Kristin and Amanda Martinez of Santa Barbara and Angelica Escherich of San Diego.
Also his sister Margaret Branson of Palm Desert and his brother Robert Schmidt of Victorville are his survivors.
Many thanks to those who helped and cared for him in his 8 month battle with cancer.
Dad, we love you and miss you

VOGEL, Kurt Joseph
born March 12, 1956, died June 21, 1999.
Survived by Carl Vogel (father) Kevin Vogel (brother), Kathy Gusman (sister) Theresa Gehman (sister)
Also the late Kay Vogel (mother) and the late David Vogel (brother).
Informal Memorial Service will be held at Shoreline Park, Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 11:00 am.

WOOLLIS, Mary Lee Elliott
Eldest child of William Kent Elliott and Nancy Lee Wilcox Elliott, passed away on June 22, 1999 in Santa Barbara at her home, after a courageous bout with cancer. She was born June 10,1950 in El Paso, Texas and graduated from Radford School in El Paso and attended Columbia College and the University of Iowa.
She married her loving husband, Owen, on March 24,1973, and they lived in Iowa City, Iowa before moving to Santa Barbara in 1976. Together they brought into this world five wonderful children, Mary Victoria, Evan Lynn, Anna Marguerite, Christopher Kent and Quentin Campbell who received much love and affection from their mom.
Mary Lee loved helping and blessing other people. Although busy, she had the heart of a servant and the gift of giving - making her a very special person. Mary Lee's love, joy and compassion sprung out of her strong faith in God Along side her husband, she worked at the family health food business, to bless her family who are her joy and heritage.
Mary Lee enjoyed many activities including art, cooking, entertaining, gardening, kite - flying, sailing in the Caribbean, exploring nature with her children, and traveling the world through books and magazines.
She is survived by her husband, Owen; her five children; her mother Nancy Lee Wilcox Elliott; her brothers - Kent Elliott, Robert W Elliott, and Richard Quails; her aunts - Jane Newman, Mary Cye Downey, Jean Price, Mary Ann Leslie; her cousins - George
Newman, Cathy Lockhart ,and Carol Reed. Also by her mother-in-law Virginia Woollis; brothers-in-law John Woollis and Al Woollis; and sisters-in-law Jeanne Woollis and Tina Woollis.
Mary Lee will be loved and missed by her family and friends, and those she touched along life's journey. Her love and influence will be remembered always. She indeed was a special human being - fashioned in the image of God.
A memorial service will be held at Beth Messiah, 150 Pebble Hill Place in Santa Turnpike and Calle Real on Friday, June 25th at 6 PM Memorial gifts may Hospice of Santa Barbara and Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara.

BARKER, Dean Alfred
Born April 8, 1912 in St Joseph's, MO and passed away Wednesday, June 23, 1999 in Santa Barbara.
Dr Barker's father ran a dairy farm in Tennessee and with his wife, Margaret Maplethorp, they had four boys and one girl, Dean being the youngest. Dean and his brother, Eardley, ran the dairy until starting college in Aims, IA. Dean took up Mechanical Engineering then he joined his fiancee in Denver and finally went to Chicago to take up Chiropractic. Upon graduating in 1937, he returned home to marry his fiancee, Virginia Martin on July 11, 1937. They moved to Des Moines, IA to start his business. He practiced in Des Moines for 10 years and then moved to California in 1946. After traveling for the first year they settled in Santa Barbara in 1947 where Dr Barker practiced until 1995.
Dr Barker is survived by his wife Virginia Barker of Santa Barbara; three children, David Barker of Santa Barbara; Virginia Lee Knowles of Troutdale, OR, Suzan C. Karl of Menlo Park, CA; brothers, Eardley Barker of Rochester, MN, Everett of Grand Junction, CO; grandchildren, Crista Knowles, Katy Kim, Kelly Alexander, Rebecca La Velle and two grand- children.
Visitation for Dr. Barker will be held Saturday, noon to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at Welch-Ryce- Haider. A graveside service will be held on Monday, 2:00 pm at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

MAXWELL, Winslow III
Passed away at his home on June 18, 1999. He was born in Portland, Oregon on March 10, 1917, and was well known in Southern California business and social groups. He was educated at Webb School, Pomona College, Yale University and USC. In recent years he was active in handling his own real estate properties, but was previously associated with Coldwell Banker for 25 years.
He was a former lecturer in real estate adult education courses at UCLA, former president of The Batchelors, former member of the California Club, AnnandaIe Golf Club, and the Birnam Wood Golf Club. He was a founding member of The Los Angeles Music Center and was on the board of Santa Barbara City College where he endowed scholarship funds and contributed toward campus building. He was also a member of the Hoag Hospital Heritage Society.
Mr Maxwell lived in Santa Barbara from 1984 to 1992, and before and after in Newport Beach. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in the name of Mr. Maxwell to the Hoag Hospital Cancer Center. His memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 13 at Pacific View Memorial Chapel, Newport Beach.

McCRACKEN, Dorene Pearl
Died on June 23, 1999 surrounded by her loving family at Cottage Hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage. Dorene was born on September 11, 1944 at the same hospital and was a 5th generation Santa Barbaran.
Her father William McCracken preceded Dorene in death in 1972. Dorene is survived by her loving partner of many years, Terrence O'Brien; her mother Bernice McCracken Keddy of Ventura, her sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Harry Walker of Camarillo, her sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Charles Lambeth of Camarillo, sister and brother-in-law Denise and James Sherren of Ventura. Dorene will also be dearly missed by her 6 nieces, 4 nephews, 5 great nieces and 6 great nephews and 1 great-great niece and numerous cousins.
Dorene's fighting spirit and strong will was first demonstrated when she overcame insurmountable odds after being struck with polio in 1948. After spending several months in the polio ward, and was told she would never walk again, her determination and courage allowed her to walk and enjoy a full life.
Dorene graduated from San Marcos High School in 1962 and the following year commenced employment with the Santa Barbara County Education Office in a clerical position. Over the years she completed certificate courses in Personnel Management at City College and UC Santa Barbara, and obtained a series of promotions at the County Education Office. In 1979 she was selected for the position of Director of Classified Personnel. She had served as President for the Tri-Counties School Personnel Association and had been the recipient of numerous awards including "Outstanding Secretary of the Year," "Classified School Employee of the Year," and the Robert Fisher Award for Professional Excellence in School Personnel Management.
She was recently honored for 35 years of dedicated service to the County Education Office. In addition, she was presented with a Golden Apple, the County Office's highest award, by County Superintendent of Schools, Bill Cirone who praised Dorene's many skills, talent, knowledge, and commitment to public education.
Dorene was an avid reader; enjoyed gardening and writing and producing family skits.
Memorial services will be held at Welch-Ryce- Haider Chapel, 450 Ward Dr, Goleta on Saturday, June 26 at 1:00 pm.

PURSEL, Therese Ann
Laughing, loving, smiling Therese - a joy to be with, a joy to behold. Therese Ann Pursel (a birthday gift to her grandpa!) was born March 12, 1966, opening a door to a life of adventure. She took her first airplane ride at eleven days old, in the arms of her mother, Juanita Sevilla, as her father, Fred Pursel, piloted the plane. Therese lived her 33 years with gusto, in Georgia, Florida, Virginia and California. Whether studying to become a Doctor of Chiropractic, or caring for friends as they met life's challenges, she always took time to enjoy life's plentiful gifts. Therese hiked hills and mountains..."
hiking with Therese was running," her friends laugh! And, a runner she was, chasing butterflies on her four-year-old toes, running a 440 or jogging along Hendry's beach, flashing her indomitable smile. She enjoyed quiet moments as well, with her hand work or sharing movies or coffee with her friends. Outdoors or indoors, Therese lived life her way! Therese and her brothers cared for each other in a very special way, sharing laughs and tears always looking out for each other. She and Jim traded smiles of love and understanding as they took off on a sky diving adventure Saturday, June 19, 1999. Therese died as that plane crashed, leaving us, her loving family and friends. She leaves her mom, Juanita Sevilla of San Diego, CA; dad, Fred Pursel of Santa Maria, CA; brothers, Jim Pursel of Santa Barbara, CA; Steve Pursel of Flagler Beach, FL; uncles, Joe Sevilla of Carpinteria, CA; Tony Sevilla of Manhattan Beach, CA; aunts, Maggie Sevilla Mueller of Sheridan, CO; Mary Sevilla of Lakewood, CA; Great Aunt Andy Meyer Anderson of Seal Beach, CA and numerous loving cousins.
In our hearts, in our memories, Therese is ours forever. Please join us in a Memorial Celebration, Friday, June 25, 1999, at Tucker's Grove Park, Santa Barbara, CA, at 1 PM Family friend, the Reverend Thomas P Hanly, celebrated a memorial mass June 23, 1999, in Hallandale, FL.
Please remember Therese with your donations to the Dream Foundation (formerly Dalmation Dreams), 621 Chapala S., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - a place where final dreams become reality.

SCHMIDT, John "Bud"
74, of Palm Desert, California, died Saturday night, June 19, 1999.
A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 26th, at 3894 Pemm Place, Santa Barbara at his daughter's home.
John "Bud" was born April 3, 1925 in Corvallis, Oregon and was raised in Platt Center, Nebraska. He was in the Army Air Corp. during World War II and was stationed in Calcutta, India.
He moved to California where he married his high school sweetheart and raised their four children, living in San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara and Arroyo Grande.
He was a carpenter for many years progressing into contracting.
John is survived by two daughters, Adria Schmidt of Santa Barbara and Debra Escherich of San Diego, one son John Schmidt of Citrus Heights and six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jennifer, & Daniel Schmidt of Phoenix, Arizona, Kristin and Amanda Martinez of Santa Barbara and Angelica Escherich of San Diego.
Also his sister Margaret Branson of Palm Desert and his brother Robert Schmidt of Victorville are his survivors.
Many thanks to those who helped and cared for him in his 8 month battle with cancer.
Dad, we love you and miss you.

RISDON, Lillie
Age 86, of Carpinteria, passed away Monday at her residence. She was born in Los Angeles to Swedish immigrants Alfred Bonuf and Anna Johnson. She married G Frederick Risdon in 1934. They moved to Carpinteria in 1948. He preceded her in death in 1975.
Mrs Risdon served as librarian for the Carpinteria Public Library from 1953 to 1973. She had been an active member of the Carpinteria Community Church and was recog- nized for volunteering over 6000 hours to the Cottage Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her son, Jack of Carpinteria and daughter, Joanne and her husband Bill Bowie of Ventura; grandsons, John Risdon, Don Risdon, Bill Risdon, and Chad Bowie; granddaughters, Jill Bissett and Julie Schenone; great grandsons, Bryan Risdon, Christian Bissett and Colin Schenone; several nieces, nephews and many friends. She was much loved and important to all their lives and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 26th, at 11 am at the Carpinteria Community Church, 1111 Vallecito Road, Carpinteria. Private interment will be at Carpinteria Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Mrs Risdon's memory to the Carpinteria Community Church or the Friendship Adult Day Care Center, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara.

SOLBERG, Oscar
Age 92, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 21, 1999 at Vista Del Monte, a Santa Barbara retirement community where he and his wife Louise have resided since 1995. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.
Born on a farm near Baker, North Dakota, in 1907, Mr. Solberg was one of 11 children of Norwegian immigrant parents. After graduating from the University of North Dakota, he became a school teacher and principal in the area of the state where he had grown up. Later he was elected County Superintendent of Schools.
During World War II he worked as a blueprint layout man in a Portland, Oregon, shipyard. From 1945 to 1948 he was manager of a farm implement dealership in Devils Lake, North Dakota. In the 50s and 60s he was a teacher of History and English in the public schools of Vallejo, California. He retired to Santa Barbara in 1971.
Mr Solberg will be remembered by family, friends and former students as an exceptionally committed, hardworking, and caring person, both in his family life and his professional life. For nearly 27 years, he was a devoted care-giver to his first wife, Elizabeth, who contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, "Lou Gehrig's disease," in 1944. She succumbed to that disease in 1971.
He was well-known for his friendliness and sense of humor as well as for the sense of responsibility he demonstrated so consistently over his long life. Throughout his career in education, he was active in teachers' organizations and was a frequent master of ceremonies at school and other public events. As a Santa Barbara retiree, he worked for 16 years as a volunteer recorder of books for the blind and dyslexic.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Louise, whom he met and married in 1976, and three sons -- James, who resides in Danville, California; David, of Houston, Texas; and Curtis, a Santa Barbara resident and a member of the history faculty at Santa Barbara City College. Other survivors include four sisters and scores of other loving family members, including many grand- children and great grandchildren.

WASHBURN, Bernice "Bea"
Passed away on June 23, 1999 at the age of 86. Born in Nanty-Glo, PA, Mrs. Washburn was a resident of Santa Barbara since 1984. She is survived by her only daughter, Claudia Washburn-Chyla and her son-in-law Robert Chyla of Santa Barbara. Bea's husband, Charles Washburn, preceded her in passing on September 27, 1963.
Claudia and Robert wish to extend their appreciation to Mrs. Murphy and the staff at Station 2 of Mission Terrace for the kind care she had received. She was a beautiful "Mama" who was loved so very much and will be greatly missed.
A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26th, at 9:00 AM in the Old Mission Blessed Sacrament Chapel followed by interment at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Michigan.
In memory of Bea Washburn, friends are asked to remember the Old Mission Church or with spiritual bouquets in her name.


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