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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, Suzanne C. Karl of Menlo Park, CA; brothers, Eardley Barker of Rochester, MN, Everett of Grand Junction, CO; grandchildren, Krista Kim, Katy Alexander, Kelly Knowles, Charlotte Karl and Rebecca La Velle and two great grandchildren.
Visitation for Dr. Barker will be held Saturday, noon to 6:00 pm 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.

LARSON, Harold "Hal" L
Passed away June 22, 1999 at his home in Santa Barbara. He was born December 17, 1933 in Princeton, Illinois, the son of Harold R. Larson and Amy L. Bales Grubaugh. He grew up in Moline, Illinois where he graduated from Moline Senior High School. He moved to California in 1959 and settled in Santa Barbara in 1962. He married Birthe (Betty) Browning July 5, 1985. He worked for AB Dick, Addressograph-Multigraph, and for the past fourteen years The Prudential Insurance Company of America, retiring March 12, 1999. He was a past board member of Friends of Channel Coast State Parks. He was a faithful platelet donor at the Tri Counties Blood Bank. Hal's strongest passions were family and golf. He was a strong competitor on the golf course, winning the Santa Barbara Classic top amateur award in 1990 and 1991. He was president of Sandpiper Men's Golf Club in 1975. His love for his family and faith in God will be treasured forever.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Cindy York, Texas; sons, Dennis Larson and Karsten Browning, California; sister, Shirley Mitchell and brother, Bob Grubaugh of Illinois; granddaughters, Shelly Gilbert, Amy York; grandsons, Michael and Wesley Gilbert, Jimmy York and Josh Larson.
Memorial donations to: Cancer Foundation of SB, 300 W Pueblo, Santa Barbara 93105; FCCSP, 1072 Casitas Pass Road #180, Carpinteria 93014 and Trinity Church Santa Barbara BOP, 1002 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara 93110.
Services will be held Monday, June 28 at 11:00AM at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

MACDONALD, Bertha M
Passed peacefully and gracefully to eternal life at home at the age of 86 years on June 24, 1999. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 4, 1913 to Mary and Louis Mosurak. It was there that she raised her family and worked in the banking business for 40 years. She was prceded in death by her husband William, Sr and by her two brothers, Michael and Louis Mosurak.
In 1978 she retired to Santa Barbara, her "paradise", and kept active as an associate at Robinson's, a proud volunteer at St. Francis Hospital and a faithful parishioner at St Raphael's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her three children, Mary Elizabeth (Charles) Hines of Myrtle Beach, SC, Patricia MacDonald of Santa Barbara, and William (Alice) MacDonald of Santa Barbara. Also surviving are her four grand- children to whom she was "Grams", Patrick Parris of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Jim, Brian and Heather MacDonald, all of San Diego. Also surviving is her "adopted grand- daughter" and caregiver, Daniza Martinez.
Bertha touched many with her grace and warmth and strength of spirit which served her in happy as well as difficult times. Her life was characterized by devotion to family, hard work, and faith in God. Her committed and selfless giving to family and work, her personal integrity and honesty, her emphasis on the simple pleasures of life, her example, all leave a lasting imprint on those of us who love her.
Her passing does not deserve sadness but rather appreciation for a life of loving service and devotion. As a solid constant in our lives she will be missed more than we yet know, but wherever we gather as family and friends around a cozy fire, with the smell of good food cooking, she will be there in our midst.
Rosary will be said at 2pm, followed by visitation until 4pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider on Ward Memorial Drive, Sunday, June 27.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 28, at St Raphael's Catholic Church at 10am. Interment at Calvary Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Raphael's Parish Development Fund, St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 5444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93111.

SMITH, Marjorie Mildred
died June 19, 1999 at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital in Santa Barbara. She was a 10-year resident of Samarkand Retirement Community and a former resident of Whittier, CA for 38 years.
Marjorie was born to missionary parents in Seoul, Korea on April 28, 1914. In 1927 her family moved to Berkeley, CA where she graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Speech Arts, and went on to earn her Secondary Teaching Credential.
In 1942 Marjorie married the Rev James T Smith in Berkeley; shortly thereafter they moved to Pennsylvania where their daughter and son were born. In 1951 the Smiths settled in Whittier, CA. Marjorie taught English and Speech for the Whittier and Montebello School Districts while pursuing her love of drama and theater.
After her retirement from teaching, Marjorie took the Stage name of Margo Lynn-Smith, became a member of Screen Actors Guild, and did a variety of voice-overs and commercials. She had major parts in such musicals as "Mame," "Gigi," and "My Fair Lady;" the last of which was staged at the Lobero Theater in 1990.
Before moving to Santa Barbara, the Smiths helped establish the Whittier Area Parents Association for the Developmentally Handicapped (WAPADH).
Marjorie is survived by daughter Roslyn Ball, son Kent Smith, and brother M Eugene Smith. A private graveside burial was held at Rose Hills in Whittier, CA. A memorial service will at held at Samarkand in August.

GOMEZ, Agnes Hernandez
Succumed to cancer on June 28, 1999, she was born on July 31, 1932 in Rockdale, Texas. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Baldomero Gomez in 1992.
She is survived by her five daughters, Kathy Zamora, Silvia Lim and Elsa Armenta of Lompoc, Norma Smith and Maria Elena Gomez of Santa Barbara , ten grandchildren, her father, Soledad Hernandez of Goleta, brothers, Tony and Danny Hernandez of Santa Barbara and Jay Hernandez of Seattle and Martin Hernandez of San Luis Obispo; sisters, Marcelina Jones of Placerville and Jenny Zinnie of Maryland.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation or Hospice of Santa Barbara.

MARTIN, Noel Madden
passed away unexpectedly June 27, 1999. She was born January 30, 1930 in New York City, New York to William and Rose McCarthy Madden. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1943 when her family relocated from the east coast to California where her father was stationed as a Lieutenant commander in the Navy. Noel graduated from Catholic High School and attended the University of Santa Barbara, Riviera campus.
Throughout her life Noel devoted her life to family, friends, and the Old Mission Parish. She was the first woman to read on the alter at the Old Mission and also the first to be a Eucharistic Minister. Noel was active in many groups, some which were an integral part of the Santa Barbara community. She was one of the founding members of the annual Old Mission art Festival, volunteered for the Community Chest (now the United Way), served on the PTAs of Bishop and Dolores/Notre Dame Schools. She was very dedicated to the Old Mission: serving on the first Old Mission Council, meeting with Father Virgel's prayer group for the last 35 years, and starting the Sunday morning coffee hour which brings parishioners and tourists together in a warm environment. She was also very active in the Catholic Daughters of the Golden West, Marymount's Grandparents Group and St Clare's Circle.
Travel was also an important part of Noel's life. It started with traveling across country from New York to California with her Mother and brothers during World War II. Though not an outdoors person, she was a good sport during annual camping trips tot he Sierra with her children. In later years, trips to Palm Springs with her daughters were filled with fun and laughter. She had planned just such a trip for the coming weekend with her daughter Shannon and daughter-in-law Corrinne. Eventually, Noel traveled to Italy and three times to her ancestral home of Ireland, the most recent trip being last summer.
Noel is survived by her children: Shannon and (Ken) Goodenough, Alan and (Pam) Martin, Roselyn Cantwell, Colleen Martin, and William and (Corrinne) Martin. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Eric and Shauna Goodenough, Patrick Martin, and Kellie, Jim and Alexander Cantwell.
Services will be held in the Frair's Chapel (the Serra Chapel) at 2300 Garden St, at 10 am, Friday, July 2nd. In lieu of flowers send memorials to the Monastery of the Poor Clare's of Los Olivos.
Thank you, Mom, Grandma for all those years of love and devotion to your family. You were always there for us.
We remember your favorite Irish blessing:

May the roads rise to meet you
And the wind be at your back
And until we meet again
May the Lord hold you in his hand.

MUSICK, Laura Lee
of Santa Barbara, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999 after a long illness. She was born September 4, 1921 in California.
She is survived by her children, Virginia Musick of Fallon, NV, Ken Musick of Carson City, NV, 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
In accordance with her wishes, no services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

RIDENOUR, John Nicholas
John "Nick" Ridenour, 66, of Santa Barbara and Goleta, died June 25, 1999 after a six month illness at home with his sister. He was born in South Bend, Indiana on April 24, 1933. John graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1951 and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served in the U S Army for two years as a Private First Class at Fort Ord, Calif during the Korean Conflict.
John moved to Santa Barbara from South Bend, Ind with his family in 1956 where he attended Santa Barbara City College and the University of Calif at Santa Barbara. He was employed by Security title and Safeco Title Companies as a Title Officer and Salesman until 1981. He held an active Real Estate license until 1996 and owned rental property in Isla Vista until 1981. He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and other service organizations, the Montecito Country Club and the Montecito Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mildred Ridenour of Montecito and was a longtime resident at the family home in Montecito. He is survived by his sister, Nancy R Smith of Santa Barbara and several cousins in Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon and California.
During his lifetime, John enjoyed golf, fine music, fine art and was a wonderful ballroom dancer. He authored and published a memoir and was working on a second book at the time of his death. Known to his family and friends as Nick, he was a loyal friend, a loving and generous brother and a devoted son. He will be dearly missed, John's wish was for cremation and his remains will be placed at Santa Barbara Cemetery near the burial location of his parents.
A private service will take place. Remembrances may be made to Friendship Manor at 6647 El Colegio Rd , Goleta, CA 93117 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

SMITH, Stephen Frank
Steve was born June 22, 1942 in Long Beach, California and passed away on June 26, 1999 at his home in Goleta after a courageous battle with lung cancer. His wife Nancy, mother Fran and son Scot were by his bedside. Steve was the son of Frank W Smith (deceased '95) and Frances V Haughtelin. He graduated from Lakewood High in 1960 and Long Beach City College in 1963 and then served his country in the U S Army from 1964-1967 in Germany.
Steve moved to Santa Barbara in 1968 and was the proprietor of a fine establishment - "Lil Annies. During Steve's first marriage (Colleen Greenley 1972-1976) he became the proud father of a son, Scot. He was employed by Raytheon for 24 years as Payroll Supervisor and retired July 1, 1998. He met his second wife Nancy Pozzebon at Raytheon and they married in 1981. Steve was co-owner of Grand Slam sports cards in Goleta in the early nineties. Steve was a fierce competitor in many sports and especially was an avid golfer. He bowled, played chest by mail, played poker and was a regular at Earl Warren Showgrounds in off-track betting. Steve's black Corvette gave him much pleasure especially when he went cruising with the top down while enjoying Frank Sinatra music.
Steve had a great sense of humor and an upbeat attitude even when his health failed him. He will be greatly missed by family and friends and remain in their hearts forever.
Steve is survived by his beloved wife Nancy, son Scot of Ventura, his mother Frances of Long Beach, several aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends. At his request no services were held. His ashes will be scattered according to his wishes.
A Memorial is being planned for a future date. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, designated to research. Many thanks to Dr Tom Woliver, Dr Jeff Fried, Dr Kirk Gilbert, California Nursing Care, and all of the staff and nurses who were there for Steve and his family.
Welch-Ryce-Haider is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARDSON, John Collins
66, of Arvin, CA died June 28, 1999 in Bakersfield of cancer. He was born in Niagara Falls, New York. John retired to Bakersfield 4 years ago, he was a Santa Barbara resident for 30 years. He was the owner of Richardson's Machining in Santa Barbara. John served in the US Air Force and was a certified diver. He spent the last 4 years traveling in his RV. He has a love of the ocean, fishing and camping. John loved his kids dearly. He had an adventurous spirit and love of life. He wanted to see the fifty states and Alaska.
He is survived by the mother of his five children, Elaine Santor of Ventura; children; Linda and husband Mark Stuckey of Port Hueneme; John Collins Richardson II of Ventura; Mary Richardson of Ojai; William "Bill" of Ventura; Aileen Richardson of Phoenix, AR; eleven grandchildren; sister Jane Mickelson and husband Cliff of Chico, CA; and brother Warren M Richardson and wife Pat of Santa Barbara, CA.
Services will be held Today, July 2, 1999, 2 PM at Charles Carroll Chapel of the Good Shephard, Ventura.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc, 2073 N Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard or American Cancer Society, 3737 Telegraph Rd, Suite D, Ventura, CA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura.

CARSON, Robert Lewis "Bobby"
Died June 30, 1999 in a drowning accident in Santa Barbara. Bob was born in Santa Barbara November 16, 1957 attended local schools and was know as a good cook and avid fisherman.
Preceded in death by his father William L Carson, Bob is survived his mother Joan D Carson, brothers William R and Steven L Carson. Other survivors include his grandmother Virginia Lewis, Aunt Deanna Sedlachek, uncles Garry, Tom, and Rich Lewis, cousins Jim and Kit Carson and their families, and numerous other family members. His family and friends will miss "Bobby".
Arrangements for cremation were handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider. Following cremation, a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Newhouse of Santa Barbara, 2434 Bath Street, would be appreciated by the family.

JOHNSON, Floyd Monroe
of Marion, TX, formerly of Goleta, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at the age of 74. Mr Johnson was a WW II Veteran and served in the South Pacific.
He is survived by three sons, Johnny Johnson and wife Carol of Marion, TX, Tommy Johnson and wife Ruth of Carpinteria, CA and William Rogers Johnson and wife Tamara of Crestin, CA; two sisters, Nancy Snodgrass and husband John of Brownwood, TX and Georgia Ford of Delano, CA; two brothers, John Preston Cosgrove of Arpella, OK and Johnny Johnson of Sand Springs, OK; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Morgan Johnson and Lena May Sullivan; one son Roy L Johnson; two brothers, Travis Cosgrove of Colgate, OK and Morgan Johnson of Centerpoint, TX.
Visitation for Mr Johnson will be on Monday, July 5 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 11:00 am at Goleta Cemetery.

MITCH, Vera M
passed away at home June 28, 1999 after a short illness. Vera came to California in 1945 from Philadelphia and settled in Long Beach. In 1981 she moved to Carpinteria where she lived with her daughter and son in law until her death.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband William, a daughter Vera Helene Nation, and a son Donald Beck. She is survived by her son in law Danny Nation, 2 grandchildren, Jeanene Lafevers and Kimberly Bashore and 3 great grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held Tues. July 6, 1999 at 2:00 pm at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura, Ca. Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

SCINTO, Michael Leonard
of Lompoc passed away Tuesday, June 29, 1999 from complications following heart surgery.
Born August 3, 1935 in New Jersey, he served in the US Army & was stationed for two years in Europe assigned to a missile division in Germany.
Mike worked for McDonnell Douglas as a mechanic in development for many years in recent years he has worked as a security guard for Pinkerton Security Services.
His love of history, music, photography & travel were more than a dream for him. Mike will always be remembered for his warm smile, positive outlook, & gentle nature.
He is survived by his father Leonard Scinto of Lompoc, a sister, Rose Marie Dalme of Joshua Tree, two nephews & several aunts & uncles & his good friend Louise Duffey.
In accordance with his wishes, no services are planned. Memorial contributions maybe made to the American Diabetes Assoc.

SMITH, Stephen Frank
Steve was born June 22, 1942 in Long Beach, California and passed away on June 26, 1999 at his home in Goleta after a courageous battle with lung cancer. His wife Nancy, mother Fran and son Scot were by his bedside. Steve was the son of Frank W Smith (deceased '95) and Frances V Haughtelin. He graduated from Lakewood High in 1960 and Long Beach City College in 1963 and then served his country in the U S Army from 1964-1967 in Germany.
Steve moved to Santa Barbara in 1968 and was the proprietor of a fine establishment - "Lil Annies. During Steve's first marriage (Colleen Greeley 1972-1976) he became the proud father of a son, Scot. He was employed by Raytheon for 24 years as Payroll Supervisor and retired July 1, 1998. He met his second wife Nancy Pozzebon at Raytheon and they married in 1981. Steve was co-owner of Grand Slam sports cards in Goleta in the early nineties. Steve was a fierce competitor in many sports and especially was an avid golfer. He bowled, played chest by mail, played poker and was a regular at Earl Warren Showgrounds in off-track betting. Steve's black Corvette gave him much pleasure especially when he went cruising with the top down while enjoying Frank Sinatra music.
Steve had a great sense of humor and an upbeat attitude even when his health failed him. He will be greatly missed by family and friends and remain in their hearts forever.
Steve is survived by his beloved wife Nancy, son Scot of Ventura, his mother Frances of Long Beach, several aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends. At his request no services were held. His ashes will be scattered according to his wishes.
A Memorial is being planned for a future date. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, designated to research. Many thanks to Dr Tom Woliver, Dr Jeff Fried, Dr Kirk Gilbert, California Nursing Care, and all of the staff and nurses who were there for Steve and his family.
Welch-Ryce-Haider is in charge of arrangements.

COLLINS, Charles
95, a Montecito resident for 30 years, passed away on June 26, 1999 at Saint Francis Medical Center from complications of pneumonia.
He was a happy, kind, and gentle man whose dimpled smile lit up every room and life he entered.
Charley was born on January 7, 1904, as he loved to recount, "in a half-dugout near Manitou in the Oklahoma territory before it became a state". He was the fifth son of Mark and Elizabeth Collins.
His father had homesteaded a quarter section of land on which he raised cotton. Charley liked his life on the farm and often joked about welcoming rainy days on which he didn't have to hoe cotton.
He wanted to go to agricultural school and become a farmer. But his mother begged him to attend business school, after which he moved to Oklahoma City at 16 and became a bookkeeper for Antoine Clausen, a pioneer Oklahoma City developer. Charley worked diligently by day but filled his nights with song and dance through performing with a small band where he played the saxophone and learned to tap-dance. His early amateur efforts finally became his profession. He studied to lose his accent and perfected his dancing.
He eventually worked his way to New York where he played The Palace, the ultimate goal of every vaudevillian. He shared billing with the young Bob Hope. He later won the juvenile lead in "Ripples," a Broadway show starring Fred Stone. It was there he met Fred's actress daughter, Dorothy.
Charley spent a couple of years performing in London where he and Dorothy were married in 1932. They worked both separately and together through the years. They starred in a revival of the "The Red Mill", which had a very long run on Broadway in the late 40's. Charley's career included the lead in a 1936 musical comedy film, "Dancing Pirate," in which he showed off his dancing skills. His last professional appearance was on television in the 80's as a guest star in a segment of "The Master Series."
Charley and his wife worked in musicals, comedies and reviews until the mid 1960's. They retired to Santa Barbara, CA, in 1969, where Dorothy died in 1974.
Charley, a new and enthusiastic resident of Santa Barbara, learned from the late Walker Thompkins that the irregularities of Santa Barbara's streets were attributed to an early surveyor's errors. He composed the following rhyme, entitled
"Haley's Jig:"

Carrillo, Cabrillo, Castillo, and Haley
Conferred at Ortega and Soledad daily.
Santa Barbara surveying held much of their thought
And Haley sold a deal that the other three bought.
They told him to take his good chain and his compass
And lay out the streets to avoid any rumpus,
But Haley just wanted to go for the ride
And his short chain was lengthened with stretchy rawhide.
When the sun was real hot, on the rawhide t 'would beat
And the next block was| short by a number of feet
But early at morn, with dew on the rock
The rawhide would stretch and lengthen the block.
So if streets don't quite jibe
Then haul in your jib
And tack when you should
Or you'll fracture a rib
Charley was an avid and vocal political participant and a member of the Channel City Club. He had a long exchange of letters with Ronald Reagan, a former colleague in the Screen Actor's Guild.
He often said that he had had a long and wonderful life.
For the past 26 years, he has happily resided with his beloved and devoted Catherine Good Garvin, who survives him. From his large group of siblings, only one sister, Elma of Oklahoma, remains.
Charley wanted no formal services to be held, but friends who wish may remember him with a contribution to the Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane, where he spent many pleasant hours.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

JOHNSON, Floyd Monroe
of Marion, TX, formerly of Goleta, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at the age of 74. Mr Johnson was a WW II Veteran and served in the South Pacific.
He is survived by three sons, Johnny Johnson and wife Carol of Marion, TX, Tommy Johnson and wife Ruth of Carpinteria, CA and William Rogers Johnson and wife Tamara of Crestin, CA; two sisters, Nancy Snodgrass and husband John of Brownwood, TX and Georgia Ford of Delano, CA; two brothers, John Preston Cosgrove of Arpella, OK and Johnny Johnson of Sand Springs, OK; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Morgan Johnson and Lena May Sullivan; one son Roy L Johnson; two brothers, Travis Cosgrove of Colgate, OK and Morgan Johnson of Centerpoint, TX.
Visitation for Mr Johnson will be on Monday, July 5 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 11:00 am at Goleta Cemetery.

CAYWOOD, Velma Harris
July 26, 1905-June 30, 1999 (Chico, CA) Long-time Santa Barbara resident and Chico native Velma Caywood passed away here last week at the age of 93. She was a teacher in the Santa Barbara and Goleta elementary schools from the 1920's - 1960's and was active in area horticultural and flower arranging groups. She was also a member of the PEO Sisterhood for 55 years.
Velma Caywood, the widow of former Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Education Hal D Caywood, returned to the Chico area in 1983.
She is survived by brothers Oscar Harris (Chico) and Bill Harris (Santa Rosa), sister Martha Kahalehoe (Napa), sons Hal D Caywood Jr, (Astoria, OR) and Richard Caywood (Lake Almanor), five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Family services will be held Wednesday in Chico.

RUJA, David H
died July 1, 1999 in Cottage Hospital succumbing to cancer, born October 2, 1918 in St Paul Minnesota. He received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from UCLA and Doctorate in clinical psychology from USC. He was in private practice in Beverly Hills and Associate Professor of Psychology at California State University, Northridge until retirement in 1988. He was honored with the Silver Psi Award from the California Association, the Society for Personality assessment, and the California Psychological Association.
Upon moving to Santa Barbara, David began to take an interest in learning about the natural world. He contributed to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as a member of its board of Trustees, and previously was a member of the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Zoological Society. He was a supporting member of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Lobero, Ensemble and Garvin Theaters, the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland.
David Ruja was an example to all of us' a man who was truly open to life, always ready for new friendships and new experiences. He embraced people of all ages in his excitement at everything life had to offer. Above all,, he was an uncompromising advocate for the need to educate and instill passion for nature in everyone, from school age to adult.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Ruja, brother Harry Ruja, sister Mary Korn Fischer, daughter Marne Treves, son Richard and Thomas, five grandchildren and a number of nieces and cousins.
A Graveside Service will be held today, July 6 ay 2:30 pm at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, The Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation of the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

GORDON, Robert Bruce
45, died unexpectedly of a heart attack June 28, 1999. He was born July 22, 1953 in Santa Barbara, Ca to Edmond and Kathryn Gordon. His mother preceded him in death in 1981.
Bob spent most of his life in Santa Barbara, moving to Ashland, Ore three years ago. He was a building contractor, and his exceptional skills and quality of work in that trade were well known both locally and in Oregon. He loved the outdoors, and spent as much time as he could manage camping, surfing and sailing. He was the recipient of many sailing trophies, including three international championships in a Geary 18, two with his father, and one with his brother. In 1975, he sailed from Santa Barbara to Honolulu with only one other person as his crew.
Bob is survived by his long-time love, Karen Cail, and their son James; his daughter Meghan and son Michael; father Ed and step-mother Nancy; brother Gary Gordon (Janet); sister Susan Woods (Gary); grandmother Edna Marcell; step-brother Kevin Lorden (Donna); step-sisters Kelly Boeh (Ed), Tracy Talley (Jack); cousins Janice Ellsworth (John), Jeffrey Gordon (Susan), Judy Bergerson (Larry), Joni Milchak (Chip); aunt Pat Gordon and many nieces and nephews.
There will be an informal gathering of family and friends on Sunday July 11th, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Shoreline Park, overlooking Ledbetter Beach. A similar gathering was held on July 3rd, in Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert Gordon, Children's Trust Montecito Bank & Trust, 1106 Coast Village Rd, SB, CA, 93108, Attn: Bob Westwick.

MARS0, Donald Raymond
79, born in Joliet, Illinois, on January 14, 1920. He died in Santa Barbara, California, July 2, 1999.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dolores (nee Troppe). A brother, Raymond (Elizabeth) of Joliet; daughter, Joan and granddaughters Jessica and Carly Pifer of Redondo Beach, California; a son, Jim, of Tacoma, Washington; a daughter Joyce (Carl) Iverson and grandsons Derek and Alex of Goleta; son, Joe of Goleta; daughter, Julie (John) Aguiniga of Santa Barbara; daughter, Janine (Tim) Hemig of Bakersfield.
Services will be held at St Raphael's Catholic Church on Friday at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Santa Barbara Hospice Association, 222 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, or Santa Barbara Alzheimer's Association, 2024 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Raider Funeral Chapels.

MCGIVNEY, Clare Matthews
Clare Matthews McGivney prominent Santa Barbara business woman and educator, having fought gallantly against the ravages of pancreatic cancer, died Peacefully July 5, 1999 in Cottage Hospital.
She was born in Salt Lake City, UT, Sept 20, 1938 to Melba G and Weldon Matthews. In 1959 she married Don McGivney. They were later divorced.
Clare is survived by her children Claren (Reed) and Michael, four grandson, her mother, and her sister, Connie Jo (Art). She was preceded in death by her father, and her daughter, Cauleen.
She received her Ph D ; from the University of Utah, and did post doctoral studies in Cairo, Egypt with the American University.
Her professional career in SLC included teaching in public school, teaching and serving as Chair of the P E Dept at Westminster College, serving as an administrator in the U of U's college of Education, and she was employed as Executive Director of the United Way funded Neighborhood House providing programs and services to the community from pre-school through Senior citizens.
Clare's professional career in Santa Barbara included an interim appointment as Academic Dean of the Night School at Santa Barbara Business College, Director of Student and Community Services at the Fielding Institute and at the time of her death, she was Vice Pres and Corporate Services Administrator of Santa Barbara Bank and Trust.
Much of Clare's life was spent in a variety of services to the community which included in SLC, being president of a Little League Football District, serving on the Advisory Council for Repertory Dance Theatre, and chairing the Utah Democratic Committee for a Balanced Legislature. In Santa Barbara she was a Trustee on the Board of the American Red Cross serving two years as treasurer, was also treasurer for the SB Family Care Center, served on the Criminal Advisory Board, and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Last summer, with the members of the First United Methodist congregation, Clare helped re-build a damaged church in Sitka, Alaska.
In 1997 she received the Donald M Anderson Award for outstanding community service, and in 1992 she was honored as Woman of the Year by SB Financial Women International. She was also in Who's Who of American Women, and the Am Council of Education's Outstanding Women in Higher Education. Clare's family is grateful for the expertise and care of her doctor and nurses, and for the happy life she lived with her Santa Barbara friends and associates. In lieu of flowers, Clare suggested contributions to Women's Economic Ventures. 1136 East Montecito St , Santa Barbara 93103.
A Memorial service to celebrate Clare's productive, vibrant and valiant life will be held at 11am, Sat , July 10th, at the First United Methodist Church 30 East Anapamu.

MINOTTO, William V
Of Santa Barbara died Sunday, July 4, 1999, at the age of 79. Bill was born in Thurber, Texas on August 8, 1919 and moved to Santa Barbara at the age of 9. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in January, 1939. Bill was a World War II Veteran and served in Hawaii and the South Pacific as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He was stationed in Hawaii at the time the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He married Ruth E Nelson on January 29, 1948 on the 'Bride and Groom' radio show in Hollywood, California. They had many wonderful years together. He worked for many years as branch manager at Ambrose Mill and Lumber Co and retired from Carpinteria Valley Lumber Co in 1984. He was a long time member and served as a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara. Bill was an avid gardener and enjoyed his bowling leagues and many bowling friends. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruth Nelson Minotto and three daughters, Linda Lash and husband Jim of Carpinteria, CA, Susan Ellis and husband Daryl of Grapevine, TX, Joanne Branshaw and husband Lon of Pleasant Hill, CA; six grandchildren, Kristy and Jeremy Lash, Rebecca and Katy Ellis, Jenny and Josh Branshaw; three sisters, Romilda Lionello of Solvang, Emma Minotto and Norma Anderson both of Santa Barbara; one brother, Varisto Minotto and wife Isabel of Santa Barbara; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrea and Italia Minotto, daughter Janet Minotto, and brother Fred Minotto.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 9, 1999 at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 E Constance Ave at 2:30 pm In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, 300 W Pueblo St

PLUHAR, Mary Alice
78, a Santa Barbara resident for 51 years, passed away Sunday July 4, 1999 She was born February 2, 1921 in Iowa Her parents Jan Priban and Anna Plotz Priban were from Czechoslovakia Mary met and married Francis B Pluhar in 1946 They moved to Santa Barbara in 1948 Mary worked for thirteen years with Francis at his company WBC Security Services as Manager, Vice President & Treasurer
She is survived by her husband Francis, of Santa Barbara, her daughter Carol P Harris and son-in-law Randy, and her beloved grandchildren, Renee Marie Harris and Steven Randall Harris all of Lafayette, CA A sister Elizabeth Priban of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Helen Pluhar of Santa Maria, CA, and many nieces and nephews also survive her.
A Vigil Service is planned for Friday, July 9 at 6:00 p m at San Roque Church followed by a Memorial Mass at 7:00p m.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you remember Mary Alice with a donation to Santa Barbara Visiting Nurses, 222 E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" -Jean Jacques Rousseau
Mary Alice Pluhar found her greatest joy in giving to others. Always ready to help, never too busy to listen, generous with her love and caring in both word and deed. She possessed wisdom in full measure. She was a devoted wife, beloved mother, cherished babi, loyal sister, adored godmother, dearest aunt and true friend.
We will miss you but we know God must have needed another angel. Like you always said, "I'm in your pocket" and forever in our hearts.  Love, Frank, Carol, Randy, Renee and Steven


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