Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries

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JERAULD, Janet Rae
59, of Santa Barbara passed away July 27, 1999. She was born November 18, 1939 in Los Angeles and has been a resident of Santa Barbara for the past 55 years.
Survivors include: her parents Owen and Norma Allin of Santa Barbara; son, David A Rucker of Harbor City, CA; a daughter, Jennifer Jerauld of Los Angeles; two brothers, Buddy (Carol) Allin of Boulder City, Nevada and Kelly (Kelly) Allin of Santa Ynez; a sister, Noreen (Don) Pate of Santa Ynez; three nieces Katie, Elise and Marissa Allin of Santa Ynez; a nephew Aaron (Ericka) Allin of Santa Ynez and one grandchild Joshua Rucker.
No services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Janet Jerauld.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

PAYNE, Herman Matthew
Son of Andrew Johnson Payne and Polly Brenley (Payne), passed away peacefully in his sleep at 2:00AM, Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.
Born August 5, 1904 in Mayfield, Jackson CO, Tennessee. Mr Payne served a mission for his church in the 'Southern States Mission' as a young man for 2 1/2 years.
He married Hannah Valate Pickett, of Ogden, Utah March 27,1929 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. After her death in 1977, he married Immogene Cook of Hemet, CA.
He is survived by 6 children, Ilene May Critchfield of Provo Utah, David Herman Payne of Santa Barbara CA, Joann Ross of West Weber Utah, Gary Barton Payne of Salt Lake City Utah, Thomas Bradley Payne of Upland CA , and Martin Douglas Payne of Ogden, Utah.
Mr & Mrs Payne also have 30 grand children, 77 great grand children, and 6 great great grand children.
Herman and Valate Payne owned and operated Payne's Market for the first 23 years of their marriage in Ogden, Utah.
In 1952, they moved to Santa Barbara, CA where they owned and operated 2 motels, The Bel Air Motel on upper State Street, and the Coast Village Motel in Montecito.
Mr Payne also served as a volunteer deputy sheriff for he Santa Barbara County.
Herman had a great love for music and poetry, singing and reciting for his many family members and friends whenever possible.
An avid golfer he had '6 holes in one' in his life time, of which he was very proud.
We his family have a great love for our family patriarch, and will miss the joy he brought to us as his family. Until we meet again.
Memorial Services will be held at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 2107 Santa Barbara Street on Friday, July 30th ar 11:00 am. Interment will be in Ogden, Utah.

TINGLEY, Iva Ruth (Stocking)
Born April 16, 1897 in Linwood, Illinois, passed away July 26, 1999 at the age of 102. Iva did extensive volunteer work for the Red Cross beginning in 1917 through the 2nd World War. Iva and husband William moved to Gross Pointe, Mi where they owned and operated a lumber company for many years. They moved to California in 1945. After Williams death in 1956 Iva then worked as a real estate broker. She moved to Valle Verde Retirement Community in 1976. Iva Tingley was much loved by her Valle Verde family and many friends. She will be greatly missed.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

KRAMER, Nina A
died suddenly in Ventura, California on Tuesday July 27, 1999. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, she had lived in Santa Barbara since 1997. Nina was a very beautiful, lively, caring and compassionate person who will be deeply missed by her relatives and friends.
Nina accomplished many things in her short life. At the time of her death she worked as a news broadcaster at KVEN News Radio in Ventura, and had previously worked in broadcasting in Santa Barbara, Sacramento and Reno, Nevada. She also had worked professionally as a singer and songwriter. She performed as lead vocalist with the group Razzle which toured in many parts of the country. She also performed in a duo with the Trinidadian singer Levi John and as a member of the Sierra Nevada Master Chorale. She played guitar and was a talented songwriter who wrote many songs with insightful lyrics.
Nina loved to do many things. She practiced yoga, was an avid tennis player and enjoyed long walks and bike rides. She was an excellent baker who liked to invent new kinds of cookies. She had an excellent sense of humor, marked at times by a biting wit, a marvelous sense of the absurd and a gift as a mimic. Nina loved people, and particularly enjoyed the company of young children and older people. She was interested in many things, like reading, stargazing and knowing the names of all kinds of plants and trees.
Many people who knew her considered Nina to be one of a kind."
She was both complicated and fearlessly driven to conquer new challenges. She was also fragile and compassionate, and sometimes the trials and vicissitudes of existence could be painful for her. Ultimately she was a profoundly optimistic person who had a great energy and passion for life.
Nina is survived by her husband John Balkwill. Also by her brothers and sisters Peter, Sandra, Jean and Jessica. Her mother, Linda, whom she was very close to passed away a few years ago in Michigan.
Donations in her name may be made at the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara.
A Memorial Service is planned for Friday 2:00 PM at the McDermott-Crockett Mortuary on State Street in Santa Barbara. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

GUIDI, Dorothy L "Dottie"
passed away July 29, 1999 in Santa Barbara after a brief illness.
Mrs Guidi was born July 5, 1934 in New York. She was a resident of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties from 1964 to present.
During her lifetime Mrs Guidi has been a secretary on Wall Street, deputy sheriff for the Riverside County Sheriff's Office, a purchasing agent for Infrared Industries and Pacific Scientific, a certified nurse aid, and a homemaker.
Mrs Guidi was a member of St Joseph's Church in Carpinteria, was an artist, and a nationally recognized poet. She was known to all her friends as 'Dottie' and 'Ange'.
She is survived by her husband Carl F Guidi of Carpinteria, sister Margaret Thomson of Florida, daughter and son-in-law Valerie and Johnny Barraza, Jr of Ventura, sons and daughters-in-Law Chris and Viola Ange of Texas, Frank and Lisa Dahl-Ange of Simi Valley, Curt and Barbara Ange of Georgia, stepson Leonard Guidi of Arizona, stepdaughter and son-in-law Carlane and Kent Bradstreet of Lancaster, and 10 grandchildren.
A Rosary, immediately followed by a Memorial Mass, will be recited beginning at 9:45 am Monday, Aug 2, 1999 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Ventura.
Arrangement are under the direction of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary, Santa Barbara.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to the charity of your choice.

KYNE, Emma Lillace
formerly of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 22, 1999, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 84.
She is survived by Mr & Mrs Gary Kyne of San Antonio, Lillace and Richard Larkin of Florida, 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Kenneth Kyne, and a son Charles Kenneth Kyne II.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, July 31, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Services will follow at 3 pm at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

LOPEZ, Loretto
passed away peacefully at home in Carpinteria July 27, 1999. Mrs Lopez was born December 10, 1897, she was 101.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Jose J Lopez and a daughter Mary Gavin. Mrs Lopez lived in Texas and Chicago, Ill before moving to Carpinteria in 1920.
She is survived by four daughters, Helen Witcher of Oxnard, Tommye R Fryer of Goleta, Angelina Hays of Fullerton, Rose Adair of Santa Barbara, two sons, Frederick L Lopez of Fairfield, Mike P Lopez of Sacramento also many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rosary will be at St Joseph's Church at 7:00 pm on Sunday August 1, 1999 and the Mass of Christian burial, Monday August 2, 1999 at 10:00 am at St Joseph's. Interment at Carpinteria Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary 569-2424.

SCHAEFER, Charles G
Charles G "Chuck" Schaefer, 76, died July 14, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born September 22, 1922 in Germany. Chuck was an U S Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, and a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges. For 18 years, Chuck was the sponsor and president of the Dixieland Jazz Band and Society of Santa Barbara, Calif. A 30-year veteran of the newspaper profession, he retired from the Santa Barbara New-Press after 20 years of service.
A 7-vear resident of Las Vegas, NV, Chuck is survived bv his wife Leone, daughter Sandra and son-in-law Leon Stevens, all of Las Vegas NV. Son Randv and daughter-in-law Eva, both of Ventura, Calif , grandson Kenneth Fabrizio and fiancee Christina Morales of Santa Barbara, CA , grandson Kevin Fabrizio and his wife Kari of Sharon, Vermont, granddaughter Tina Stevens of Santa Maria, CA , and sisters Wilhelmina Bartnick of New York and Frieda Nieland of Germany.
Serving 20 years as district manager for the Santa Barbara News-Press, Chuck helped shape many of today's leaders starting out in business as news press carriers.
The family request memorial donations be made to the Vista Care Hospice, 3371 North Buffalo, Las Vegas, NV 89129.

WILLS, Margaret J
was born October 29, 1914 in Santa Barbara. Mrs Wills graduated from Carpinteria High School and later attended a business college in Santa Barbara. Margaret married Wallace W Wills April 6, 1963, who was then an employee of the City of Santa Barbara. Margaret was employed for 10 years as a medical secretary to Dr Helen Hart, the last two years of which she was married to Wallace. In 1975 they moved to the Vista De Santa Barbara Mobile Home Park, where Margaret enjoyed various park activities including bridge parties.
Following her husband's retirement from employment by the City of Santa Barbara, they enjoyed sea-going trips to Alaska and parts of South America and the Caribbean. They also traveled by auto to Washington DC, British Columbia, and through the western United States. In the last two years of her life, Margaret's health began to fail and she passed away at her home in the early hours of July 29, 1999.
Mrs Wills is survived by her husband, Wallace W Wills of Carpinteria. She also leaves by a prior marriage, her son Robert Young, Jr and her daughter Roxanne (Young) Taggart, her son-in-law David Taggart, Sr, and 8 grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, August 2, 1999 at Carpinteria Cemetery.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

ADAMS, Arleigh Daniel
Mr Adams, 95 died at a Sonora CA. hospital after a brief stay. He was a Sonora resident for only 22 months. He moved there to be near his nephew and niece, Walt and Olga Connell. He was a Santa Barbara resident for nearly 90 years.
He was born in Coldbrook, NY. His family moved to Santa Barbara when he was 3 years old. They lived at several addresses there including the Brinkerhoff House. At 33 W Mission St , in the garage, in 1920 they started the W Adams Repair Shop. Across the street from the American Film Co, commonly called the Flying A Moving Picture Co. there the whole Adams family frequently got bit parts and got hired as extras.
In 1937 after the demise of the Flying "A" the Adams purchased the distinctive building that had been "The Green Room" and actors dressing rooms. They remodeled into their new shop and home.
Arleigh served in the Army in WWII and on his return home his father died. He then joined his mother Bessie in the caneing and rush seat business. His mother worked until her 96th year. Arleigh continued the business til his mid 80s.
Arleigh was also known for his pleasant personality and his wonderful garden. He took pride in showing it, as well as his historic home and recounting old tales of Santa Barbara and the Flying A.
His ashes will be returned to Santa Barbara and inurned at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

HARKSON, Helmer
age 81 of Santa Barbara, formerly of Solvang, CA passed away on Monday, August 2, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA. Mr Harkson, was born in Solvang, CA on June 27, 1918. Owner and Operator of the Santa Ynez Valley Bank. Mr Harkson served in the US Navy during WWII and was a member of The American Legion, Rotary, Coast Guard Aux. (Search and Rescue for 20 yrs ), Board of Trustees of the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Board of California Lutheran Homes, former Foreman of the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury, member of Independent Bankers Assoc and past president and served on the Board of SMID.
Survivors include: wife Elizabeth, sons, Skip Harkson and Randy Harkson of Santa Barbara, daughter, Cyndi Jewett of Orcutt, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, sister, Phyllis Harkson of Grants Pass, Oregon.
Funeral Service: Wed August 4, 1999 at 10:00 AM. Graveside, Oak Hill Cemetery, Ballard, CA. Viewing Tuesday, Aug 3, 1999 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Loper Funeral Chapel (Ballard Country Church) officiant, Pastor Paul Plancencia of Bethania Lutheran Church of Solvang, CA. In lieu of flowers, friends may remember; The Braille Institute of Santa Barbara, CA, 2031 De La Vina, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

MILLER, Robert W "Pete"
Miller (85), of Buellton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Santa Ynez Valley Hospital. Pete was born in Santa Ynez, California, and spent all of his life in the Valley, except for his service in the 84th Infantry in WWII. Pete was an equipment operator and auto mechanic for various construction firms, Buellflat Rock, Solvang Cement, Wilhoite Paving, Philip Larsen and Rancho Jonata. Pete was one of the original shade tree mechanics who could work on any piece of equipment or small engine, except the new electronic cars, which he said were smarter than he was.
After his retirement from the Operating Engineers, he enjoyed spending time with his many, many friends in the Valley, along with camping, traveling and telling stories. He spent many hours in his vegetable garden as well. He was stricken with a stroke 6 years ago.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and good friend to everyone. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Rose, and his children, Gary Miller of Buellton, Cindy and (Don) Perry of Clarkston, Washington and Sandy Miller of Santa Barbara. He also leaves his special daughter-in-law Barbi Wilson and her husband Dennis of PoIIock Pines, California. He was a loving grandfather to Kacie Miller and Kellie Miller and Megan and Matt Perry. His sister, Alice, her husband Charles Jones and niece, Susan Lund of Goleta, survives Pete.
No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Ynez YMCA Building Fund, PO Box 1043, Solvang, CA 93463, or a favorite charity.

MOCHNICK, Joseph C
Died April 22, 1999 in Las Vegas, NV. He was a 35 year resident of Santa Barbara and owner of Your Office Boy.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of Las Vegas.
Burial was at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

PARRINO, Leola M
was born September 17, 1916 in Lockport, LA and passed away July 28, 1999 in Santa Barbara.
Most of her young adult life was spent in Westwego, LA where she attended grade school at Our Lady of Prompt Succor. On a four year scholarship, she attended St Mary's Dominican High School in New Orleans after which she earned her Teaching Credential from St Mary's Dominican Normal. She was a teacher at the age of 18 in the Jefferson Parish School System. Mrs Parrino attended LSU (Extension Classes) and Loyola University of the South as well as Santa Barbara City College. She was Past Master of Westwego Louisiana, for seven years and it was during her tenure that the City Delivery was inaugurated. She was also a graduate of the Marinella School of Beauty in New Orleans.
She came to Santa Barbara in 1949 and was a teacher at Our Lady of Guadalupe School for a year and a half. Mrs Parrino then went into Banking and worked for the Bank of America for 4 years; then she transferred to First Interstate Bank for 24 years after which she retired. She also earned a License in Real Estate and for a short time was associated with "The Gallery of Homes."
Mrs Parrino was a member of the choir at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and most recently sang in her Parish Church at "Holy Cross" Church.
She is survived by her three children, Rose Ellen Parrino of Merairie, LA, Victor L Parrino of San Jose, Sylvia Ann Parrino of Santa Barbara; three grandsons, Edward, Damon and Brian Kaylor of Santa Barbara; and her brother George H Belle Amour of Westwego, LA.
A Memorial Mass for Mrs Parrino will be held on Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 10:00 am.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum, Westwego, LA.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

PREVEDELLO, Valentino John "Tino"
Born in Santa Barbara February 11, 1925, Tino passed away on Saturday, July 31, 1999 at Santa Barbara Convalescent Hospital.
He is survived by his sisters, Marguerite Panizzon and Pauline Riparetti, his brother-in-law, Dr Paul Riparetti, all of Santa Barbara, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Today, Tuesday, August 3 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola Street.
Private family services will be held at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillside House, 1235 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara, Ca 93105,, of the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, Ca PO Box 837, Santa Barbara, Ca 93102
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, Thomas L
80, died July 31, 1999 in Santa Barbara, California. He was born May 31, 1919 in Eldorado, Wisconsin.
Formerly of Franklin, Wisconsin, Tom and his wife Anita moved to Santa Barbara in 1972. He retired from GM-Delco in 1980. He served in WWII and was a member of the 315th Bomb Wing.
Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita M Williams (nee Pritzlaff), brother David Williams of Milwaukee, WI, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services to be held Thursday in Milwaukee, WI.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

YOUNGER, Evelyn
a 51-year resident of Santa Barbara passed away August 2, 1999. After her birth in New York City she lived her early years in upstate New York. Upon graduation from Plattsburgh Nursing College she moved to Santa Barbara to start her nursing profession, where she worked for several medical offices. Upon retirement she pursued her hobby of traveling the world.
Her husband Robert of 45 years, two sisters living in New York & Florida and many nieces and nephews, survives Evelyn Younger.
Services private at Gravesite.
In lieu of flowers take your loved one out to dinner and have a toast to Evelyn.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

BENTZ, Edith Anderson
Longtime Montecito resident Edith Anderson Bentz died August 1, 1999 at the age of 85 from complications after a fall.
Edie was born May 6, 1914 in Minnewakan, North Dakota. After receiving her BA from Concordia College in 1939 Edie taught English and business courses at various locations. During WWII she worked for the War Service Department where she issued the contracts necessary to build the highway that would lead her to her future home, the Alcan Highway in Alaska. After the war Edie worked for Pan American Airlines and Northwest Orient Airlines. Always an adventurous woman, Edie graduated from the first class of commercial airline stewardesses that weren't required to be registered nurses.
In 1950 Edie married Claude M Bentz and moved to Alaska. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1966.
Her family writes that Edie appreciated the beauty of God's worlds both in Alaska and Santa Barbara on a daily basis. She was devoted to her family and was loving and kind to everyone she met. Edie was incredibly generous with both her resources and her time. She had a gift of being able to listen without judging and to offer advice only when it was sought.
She is survived by her sons Greg Bentz and his wife Shelly and Jeff Bentz and his wife Tammy, her daughter-in-law Collette Bentz, all of Anchorage, Alaska; her daughter Joyce Andrews and he husband Brian of Juneau, Alaska; her grandchildren, Chris, Stefan, Brionne & Moriah Bentz of Anchorage and BJ, Nikki and Brandon Andrews of Juneau, her brothers Phil and Roger Anderson of Oakland, CA and Kaukauna, WI, her sisters Lois Gaskell and Joyce Holland of Pasco and Seattle Washington, her step-children Jim Bentz of Salt Lake City, Utah and Marlene Rowell of Corona Del Mar, CA and her longtime caregiver and friend Christy Cordero of Santa Barbara.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Mexicommission Scholarship Program through the El Montecito Presbyterian Church.
Memorial Services for family and friends will take place later this week.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

GRIFFITH, Ursula Mary
a Santa Barbara native, died on Saturday, July 31, 1999. She was 81. Born on June 19, 1918, she was a graduate of Santa Barbara High School class of 1936. She marries Eugene Griffith at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on April 15, 1936.
Mrs Griffith was active in the Mended Hearts Group and the Santa Barbara High School Alumni Association, and was a strong supporter of the American Heart Association. Her hobbies included tennis, ceramics, and genealogy.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years Eugene of Santa Barbara, her son and daughter-in-law Charles William "Chuck" and Susan Griffith of Huntington Beach, and her grandchildren James E Griffith and Mary C Griffith both of Huntington Beach. Also surviving are her brothers Joseph L Acquistapace of Santa Barbara, John C Acquistapace of Goleta and her sister Jenny Batkin of Santa Barbara, and several nephews.
A Graveside Service is planned for 10:00 AM Friday, August 6, at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

CURTIS, Betty Ann (Ragsdale)
born November 4, 1933 in Salinas, California passed away peacefully Sunday, August 1, 1999. She originally moved to Santa Barbara in 1952 with her husband, Norman Curtis.
She is survived by her brother George Ragsdale, son Jeff Curtis, daughter Kayce Slade, son-in-law David Slade, and grandchildren Heather and Curtis Slade.
Private family services will be held in Salinas.
In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to Braille Institute of Santa Barbara, 2031 De La Vina, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

POTIER, Herbert Roderic
a Santa Barbara native, died on Thursday, July 29, 1999. He was 85.
Mr Potier is survived by his wife of 61 years Rae Potier of Santa Barbara, his children LeeAnn Potier and Margie Vandezande, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother Richard Potier and sisters Peggy Burke, Emily Sundin, and Kathy Cetti.
A Memorial Service is planned for 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 7 at the Goleta Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Goleta Presbyterian Church Music Fund, or a favorite charity.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

SOLIN, Mary Ellen
Dies at 82. "Her strength belied her soft step"
Mary Ellen Solin, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher and librarian died peacefully on July 31, 1999 at Leigh Block Hospice House after a brief illness. Born, in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 20, 1917, raised in Port Clinton, Ohio. Mary Ellen was the daughter of Harry Tyler and Dorothea Magruder Belknap.
Mrs Solin attended Swarthmore, Western Reserve and Merrill Palmer School where she studied English and early childhood education.
Mrs Solin's teaching career has touched the lives of generations of Santa Barbara school children and their families. Her 40 year professional life was dedicated to the education and nurturing of young minds and spirits; as a first grade and kindergarten teacher, and later as a school librarian at Lincoln and Roosevelt schools. Many of her former students can trace a happy relationship with learning and the printed word back to their first association with Mrs Solin.
Guiding youngsters to learn and to love books was certainly part of Mrs Solin's legacy to her pupils. But many of them remember her guidance in lessons of character development which seemed always to be part of the package. She possessed a clear mind coupled with common sense.
Mrs Solin's students were indeed equal heirs to the kind of wise and loving lessons she also dispensed to family and friends. It was the same alchemy accomplished with the kind of eye contact that dissolved everything but her words. Words spoken directly from person to person, with jolts of electric intelligence, style and flair, words that were guileless and sincere. She was tender with the weak and vulnerable. She could be trusted with a secret. She could correct without shaming. "You know you're better than that: and I know you're better than that," was a common theme. The young heart recognized such truth then. The heart remembers still.
Her tact and courtesy could civilize almost any interaction. Her humor and modesty unburdened others of their pride. Her self-respect gave others permission to respect themselves. Her courage encouraged us. Her refinement softened our world.
Those privileged to be near during Mary Ellen's last moments on earth attest to the mindful tranquility and utter fearlessness with which she departed. And now, her wit, wisdom, humility, loyalty and commitment to family, friends and those in need, will live on.
Mrs Solin was an active member of St Michael's University Episcopal Church in Goleta and a devoted member of her Amicitia (spiritual friends) group. Following her retirement in 1982, she volunteered in classrooms and school libraries all over town and was renowned for her story telling abilities. She was a volunteer for planned parenthood. She sang with Santa Barbara Choral Society for many years. She was an avid reader and, as she might say, "dabbled" with creative writing, playing golf, gardening and playing the recorder.
Mrs Solin is survived by her husband, Lawrence Solin, her son Loren Solin, daughter-in-law, Linda and grandson, Kai of Santa Barbara, her daughter Jean Schwab, son-in-law, Christopher (Kit) and granddaughter, Katie of Cupertino, California, her sister, Mrs Jean Robertson of Ann Arbor, Michigan, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and scores of devoted friends.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 8 at St Michael's University Episcopal Church in Isla Vista. 3:00 pm
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara, 900 Calle De los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 or St Michael's University Episcopal Church Library Fund, 6586 Picasso Road, Goleta, CA 93117.

BAUER, E Victoria
Born seventh of thirteen children to Danish immigrants in June, 1919, Edna Victoria Jacobsen was working her way through Moorhead State Teacher's College in Minnesota when she met Joseph P Bauer. The couple married in 1942, and had seven children. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1975, when Joseph retired. Edna passed away on August 4, 1999, after a sudden illness, at Cottage hospital.
She was preceded in death by husband Joseph, who died in 1987, and is survived by four brothers, two sisters and five children: Joseph P Bauer, Jr, of Goleta; James, of Santa Barbara; Geoffrey, who lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Theresa Kangas, in Wasilla, Alaska and Jolyne Selvidge of Everett, Washington. There are 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
There will be a prayer service Monday at 10 AM, at Holy Cross Church, 1740 Cliff Drive in SB, followed by interment of the cremated remains at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
In place of flowers, charitable contributions may be sent to Mental Health Association of Santa Barbara, at 2017 Chapala St, and Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara, 609 E Haley, in the name of the deceased.

CROSBY, Richard
72, died July 26, 1999 at Leigh Block House in Santa Barbara.
Richard was born March 8, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; but as a young boy he dreamed of the West and the life of a cowboy. While in grade school, he discovered his love of horses and got a job at a nearby riding academy. This was the beginning of a life-time involvement with horses.
For 30 years Richard trained thoroughbreds at race tracks throughout the U S In 1981 he moved to the Santa Ynez Valley where he worked on horse ranches and trained horses and people to ride and drive.
He was a past president of the Santa Ynez Valley Thoroughbred Association.
Richard is survived by his best friend and companion for 25 years, Milli Lyons; two daughters: Ryan Portland, OR and Colleen, Los Angeles; two sons: Steven, Ft Meyers, FL and Clint, Buellton, CA; brother, Bob, Arcadia, CA; sister, Carol Burns, Las Vegas, NV; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Peter.
Richard donated his body to UCLA for teaching and research. In lieu of flowers, he asked to be remembered by giving blood and donating to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, PO Box 837, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, August 14, 11 a m , Midland School, Figueroa Mtn Rd, Los Olivos. Following the service will be a potluck. If you wish, please bring a cold dish to share and one or more flowers from your garden. Beverage and table service will be provided.

SUGICH, Helen
born in Grand Junction, CO, March 28, 1920 died here in Santa Barbara (her home for over 50 years) at 10:20p m.
Thursday August 5,1999 in her home in Santa Barbara surrounded by her family. She had been with hospice care for the last couple of weeks.
She is succeeded by her 3 sons Michael, Peter and David their wives and 8 children between them.
Helen lived here in Santa Barbara since 1947 where she and her husband, Kris opened the first laundry mat in town on
East Victoria. Helen is best known here in town as being a third grade school teacher at Vieja Valley School in the Hope School District for over 20 years. She was well loved and respected by all who knew her. Interestingly enough, she was teaching well after her retirement in the mid '70s evidenced by her continual care news paper clippings and counsel she would give her children and grand children ...once a teacher, always a teacher Helen died beautifully and peacefully with grace and dignity in her home on Miramonte Drive in Santa Barbara. Sons David and Peter were singing to her and all the family present were communicating with her till the final moment of her passing. God was generous to us by her life. Thank You 


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