Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries

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FLECKSER, Vernon R

88, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 10, 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Florence "Mike" Fleckser, sons, Michael of SB and Gary Fleckser of Lompoc, CA., daughters-in-law, Elizabeth of SB and Nancy of Lompoc, his sister, Ruth E. Fleckser of SB, grandsons, Jeffrey Fleckser of Ukiah, CA, and Jason Kellerhouse of Fort Lewis, WA, several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to St Francis Medical Center.
 

KEWLEY, Cheryl

49, former nurse, caregiver, mother, animal rescue advocate and support person for Al-Anon, died August 12, 2000 in her Santa Barbara home. Born May 10, 1951, in Battle Creek, MI; moved to California in 1961, lived in Glendale, Canoga Park and Santa Barbara; graduated Dos Pueblos High School in 1969, and Pacific Union College in 1972. Cheryl worked as a nurse for over 20 years, first at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, later at Kaiser in Sacramento.

She was the daughter of William O and Phyllis J Kewley. She is survived by two brothers, Ken and Michael; her longtime friend Doug Goto, his mother, Kaye, and her beloved dog, Kelsey.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, Aug 23, at 1pm at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to the SPCA, or any preferred animal welfare organization.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

DONINI, Montana Taylor

20, a sophomore at Santa Barbara City College, died suddenly at home on Thursday afternoon, August 17, 2000. He was born October 3, 1979 at Leavenworth, WA, and grew up in Seattle. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by his mother, Janet Oakley Hunter, of La Paz, Bolivia, and his father Jim Donini, of Boulder, CO; his grandmothers Geene Hunter, of SB, and Elizabeth Donini of Cape May, NJ, his uncles John Hunter of SB, and Allan Hunter of Newport Beach: his aunts Genella Williamson of Belmont, CA and Sandra Yanosov of Cape May, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held today at 3:00 PM at Elings Park (formerly known as Las Positas Friendship Park), Santa Barbara. Donations may be made to Elings Park towards a permanent memorial for Montana..
 

HOVDE, Katharine (Kay) Leahy

91, beloved wife of Al Hovde, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, August 12, 2000. She was born February 8, 1909 in Blackhawk, Colorado. Her parents were Marcus John and Katharine Sutton Leahy of Central City, Colorado. After her father's death, Katharine and her mother moved to the Denver area, where she continued her education. Katharine attended Denver University and the University of Northern Colorado. She met and married Al when she moved to the Durango, Colorado area for her first teaching position. Kay and Al moved to Los Angeles, and then to San Diego in 1942.

Katharine was involved in many activities with the community. Those activities, which brought her wonderful life-long friends, included being president of the Pacific Beach Jr High PTA, The Mission Bay High School PTA, The American Field Service, and being a mom to Nino Perone, Mission Bay's first exchange student. Other groups and activities she enjoyed included working with the San Diego Youth Symphony Board, the United Way Fund, and The Pacific Beach Women's Club. She found great comfort as a member of the Catholic Church in the area.

Katharine and her husband Al, enjoyed traveling around the world; visiting friends and relatives, exploring new places. She always enjoyed people; old friends and the making of new ones were very important to her. She was a "people" kind of person.

Katharine is survive by her husband of 63 years, Adolph Brynjolf (Al) Hove of Santa Barbara, her daughter Carol Bowen of Santa Barbara and her son Robert John Hovde of Huntsville, Alabama, and Waco, Texas; her son James Marc Hovde of San Diego, California; son-in-law Robert Bowen, daughters-in-law Sandy Hovde of Huntsville, and Virginia Maggio of San Diego; grandchildren Bradley Bowen, Paula Bowen Canty, Gregory Hovde, Kathleen Hovde Armacost, Kristin Hovde, Michele Hanson, and their spouses, Tracy Bowen, Robert Canty, and Andrew Armacost, great grandchildren include Michael and Sara Bowen, Benjamin, Julia Katharine, and Connor Canty, Ava and Audrey Armacost; many dear cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and treasured friends. We will all miss her happy smile and the positive way she looked at life.

A Funeral mass is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Montecito, followed by interment at Goleta Cemetery.

Friends are welcome to remember her with a donation to their favorite charity.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
 

JOHNSON, Richard Ralph

Aug 25,1918 - Aug 18, 2000

Richard lost his heroic battle with cancer. He served in the Navy during World War Two, surviving the ordeal of a Japanese Prisoner of War. His duties included a stint at the North Pole. He was a resident of Carpinteria for 8 years moving up from Santa Monica.

A Memorial service will be observed on Wednesday, August 23 at 11am in the McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in Santa Barbara. 

A Veterans Internment Ceremony will be held in Santa Monica. Smooth Sailing Richard from all who love you.
 

SORENSEN, Eileen

Born October 23, 1907 in Chicago, died August 18, 2000. Move to Santa Barbara in 1977.

Eileen is survived by her dear sister Christine Peterson and three fond nephews, Robert, Kenneth and Thomas Peterson.

Member of the Eastern Star #501, Santa Barbara Chapter, Trinity Lutheran Church.

Eileen was a volunteer for the Goleta Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Memorial Service was held August 21. Interment in Chicago.

Memorials may be made to favorite charity.

Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.
 

HUTTON, Thomas J

58 years. Died in Santa Barbara on August 22, 2000, after a long struggle with cancer. He was born in New York City and grew up in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York. He graduated from the Hill School in 1960 and attended St. Lawrence University. He was a photographer and musician in London for many years before moving to Los Angeles, and then to Santa Barbara.

He is survived by his parents, William E Hutton and Joan C Hutton, and by his brother William E Hutton III and his sister Inez C Hutton.
 

BISE, Chester Zane

died at Cottage Hospital on the evening of August 23, 2000 with his family by his side.

Chester was born Feb 20, 1926 in Ventura, CA at The Sisters Hospital. He graduated from Nordoff High School, Ojai, CA in 1943. He served with the Merchant Marines in The Pacific in 1944-45 in World War II. He graduated from Ventura Jr College in 1948 and from San Jose State in 1951. During the Korean War he served with the Army Infantry in Japan and Korea in 1952-54. He was an IBEW electrician and retired in 1988.

He was a wonderful loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by Anne, his loving wife of 51 years. His children Susie Berry of Lompoc, CA, his son Paul Bise of Apple Valley, CA and his youngest son John Bise of Goleta, CA, his brother Bob Bise of Newport Beach, CA and his grandchildren Alison Bise, Moriah Bise, Jennifer Berry and James Berry and one great grandson Andre Berry.

Chester will be greatly missed and always loved.

Funeral Services will be held at St Raphael's Church, 5444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA on Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 10:00 AM. Graveside Services following at Goleta Cemetery.
 

BOWMAN, Virgie Ruth Palmer

9/261911- 8/24/2000

Born in Wichita, KS, Mrs Bowman moved to Santa Barbara in 1930. She was married to Harry J. Bowman. Virgie worked for local hotels as a PBX operator and later worked in elder care.

Mrs Bowman is survived by a daughter, Penny Placencia of Santa Barbara, and a son Jeff Bowman of Fayetteville, AR: five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 28, 11:00 am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel. Interment will follow at the cemetery.

Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.
 

RAMIREZ, Ernest

71, born in Santa Barbara to Lee & Irene Ramirez died suddenly August 23, 2000. He served in the Korean War, was president of the Boy's Club in 1967, and throughout his life was involved in the Horse and Flower Show, Moose Lodge, Mexican Garden Club, American Legion, Uptown Lyon's Club, & Native Son's.

He sponsored "Ernie's Gardening Baseball Team" and loved to fish and bowl and was involved in the Fiesta for many years. Ernie was very well known in Santa Barbara through his longtime business "Ernie's Gardening Service".

He loved people and never knew when to stop talking.

Ernie is survived by his wife Paulette of 46 years, his three children, Yolanda Lemp, Lisa Ramirez and Marty Ramirez, his son-in-law Craig Lemp and daughter-in-law Lynn Ramirez, 5 grandchildren, Victor (JR.) Alvarez, Shannon and Shawn Lemp, Gina and Sara Ramirez, brothers, Danny and Gilbert Ramirez and sister Julia Martinez. He was preceded in death by his sister Genevieve Herrera.

He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.

Services: Rosary, Monday 8/28 at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows, Mass at 10 am Tuesday, 8/29.

Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
 

BORDOFSKY, Allan J

died on August 27, 2000 at his home after becoming ill unexpectedly while on vacation with his family. A genuine mensh, Allan will be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness, honesty, integrity, loyalty, wit, and bad puns. He touch the lives of many people through his work, community involvement, and his willingness to give generously of his time, experience and knowledge.. Allan worked as a machinist before becoming a CPA. He hated Tax Season, could fix anything from cars to computers, and over the years had interest as diverse as bread making, writing, bird watching, biking, camping, banjo playing, crossword puzzles and basketball. In recent years he spent less time with his adding machine and more time sailing, traveling, and enjoying raucous family gatherings.

His family will miss him dearly and feel fortunate to have been together at the time of his illness and death.

Family includes his wife Jorgia with whom he shared a thirty-eight year true love affair, children Michael, Jeremy, Thaddeus, Josanna and their spouses Misty, Anna, Lisa Bass, and Roland Kawakami, grandchildren Madeleine, Benjamin, Zachary, Sophia, Timothy, Aniela, and Ansel, sister Miriam, and extended family Mollie, Fred, Marguerite, Sam, Zeb and Leni Siegel, Florence Katz, Annette, Ron, Gabriela, Max and Isabel Halpern, Ramona and Isaac Gonzalez, Peter Amsel and Mike Martens.

A gathering for family and friends will take place at 115 East Pedregosa Street on Wednesday, August 30, 2000 from 2:00-4:00.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara or Doctors without Borders.
 

MARTIN, Rosemary Conway

was born in Los Angeles in 1914 to a film director, Jack Conway, and silent film actress, Viola Berry (Gladys Wilson). She was the granddaughter of J Stitt Wilson, Mayor of Berkeley and candidate for governor early in the century.

She graduated from Westlake School for Girls and attended UCLA. Her career began at MGM. writing for John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" and for Robert Benchley Short Films. Stairway to Light "A Passing Parade," written by her, won an Academy Award in 1945. Her marriage to screen writer, Douglas Foster, ended in divorce.

Having moved to New York in 1946, she worked for Hallmark Hall of Fame, US Steel Hour, and served as head of TV Reading Department for the Theater Guild.

She also was Associate Producer and Chief Writer for award-winning children's show, Mr Imagination.

In 1962, she married advertising executive, Paul Martin. They moved to Europe in 1968, where they lived in London, Spain, and the South of France. Returning to the US in 1981, they lived in Palm Desert and Santa Barbara. Paul Martin died in 1999.

She is survived by god-children Rosemary Boatman of Benicia, Rosemary Shorr of Park City, Utah, and Richard Kite of Rancho Mirage.
 

RAMIREZ, Ernest

71, born in Santa Barbara to Lee & Irene Ramirez died suddenly August 23, 2000. He served in the Korean War, was president of the Boy's Club in 1967, and throughout his life was involved in the Horse and Flower Show, Moose Lodge, Mexican Garden Club, American Legion, Uptown Lyon's Club, & Native Son's.

He sponsored "Ernie's Gardening Baseball Team" and loved to fish and bowl and was involved in the Fiesta for many years. Ernie was very well known in Santa Barbara through his longtime business "Ernie's Gardening Service".

He loved people and never knew when to stop talking.

Ernie is survived by his wife Paulette of 46 years, his three children, Yolanda Lemp, Lisa Ramirez and Marty Ramirez, his son-in-law Craig Lemp and daughter-in-law Lynn Ramirez, 5 grandchildren, Victor (JR.) Alvarez, Shannon and Shawn Lemp, Gina and Sara Ramirez, brothers, Danny and Gilbert Ramirez and sister Julia Martinez. He was preceded in death by his sister Genevieve Herrera.

He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.

Services: Rosary, Monday 8/28 at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows, Mass at 10 am Tuesday, 8/29.

Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
 

RANDOLPH, Helen Reid

95, died in Newport Beach, California after a short illness. Born September 19, 1904 in Syracuse, New York; she was raised in Denver, Colorado. Mrs Randolph was a 30 year resident of Santa Monica, California. then Majorca, Spain and Palm Springs, California before settling in Orange County in the 19802 where she lived until her death.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Percilla Lawyer Randolph and her husband, W Neil Randolph Sr, both prominent Los Angeles and Santa Monica Attorneys, and three brothers, William Reid of Denver, John (Jack) Reid of Los Angeles, California and George Reid of Santa Barbara, California. Survivors include two brothers Robert V Reid of Palm Springs, California and Father Benedict Reid of Palm Desert, California; two sisters-in-law Doris Reid of Rolling Hills Estate, California and Bessie Lou Reid of Santa Barbara, California and her two sons John "Mackie" McDaniel of Newport Beach, California and W. Neil Randolph Jr of Barstow, California and a daughter Priscilla Anne Randall of Huntington Beach, California, in addition to twelve grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Mrs Randolph was an avid doll collector and was active in many organizations, including the National Charity League, Los Angeles Chapter, the Southern California Egg Artists and the American Needlepoint Guild.

Cremation will be in Newport Beach with services to be held in Huntington Beach St Willfrid Church, Saturday Sept. 2nd 10: am.private services to be scheduled.

Dilday Brothers Mortuary - 714-842-7771 Huntington Beach, California.
 

TACADENA, Richard

passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 25, 2000. Richard was born in Santa Maria on Dec 3, 1941 to Frank and Irene Tacadena. He came to Santa Barbara at an early age. He attended local schools, and graduated from SB High School in 1965. He started working in the restaurant business with his father and developed a love of cooking. He then went on to work at Jostens for a number of years. He earned his Real Estate License, and worked at various local realty companies, which led to a successful and rewarding career. He was a car enthusiast, he raced, restored and collected an assortment of cars, taking special pride in his Corvettes. He loved fishing and being outdoors.

His is survived by his daughter Denise Tacadena-Eichorst, son Brian Tacadena, granddaughters, LeeAna Tacadena-Ruiz, Brittany Tacadena, and Jesse, who was like a grandson. Sisters, Katie Tacadena-Garcia, Stella Woollum, Irene "Marty" Ridgell, Rita Jimenez. Brothers, Frank "Pancho" Jr, Eddie, all of Santa Barbara, and Albert of San Diego. There are many other relatives who will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Juanita.

Memorial service will be held Wed. Aug 30th, 11:00 am., at New Beginnings, 2035 Bath St, Santa Barbara, Ca.
 

WENZ, Warren Ranney

was born in San Bernardino, California on April 6, 1921. He attended the San Bernardino schools, graduating from San Bernardino High School in 1939. He attended San Bernardino Community College until World War II interrupted and he joined the United States Navy. He died Saturday at 6:40 pm, August 26, 2000 at Cottage Hospital. 

Mr Wenz served as a Naval Patrol Plane Commander and separated from the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant after serving two tours of duty in the South Pacific. He was awarded medals for service in the American Area, the Asiatic-Pacific Area with four gold stars, The Philippine Liberation with two stars, the Air Medal with three gold stars and the WWII Victory medal. 

After separating from the Navy he returned to Santa Barbara where his parents resided and in 1949 he married Patricia Scott. A member of the Montecito Country Club he was an avid golfer until he suffered a massive heart attack in June, 1983. He continued to enjoy the game, and traveling, for many years. 

Mr Wenz is survived by his son, David Warren Wenz, of Los Gatos, his step-son, Scott M. Wenz, of Santa Barbara, two grandsons, Brandon and Kyle Wenz of Los Gatos and his wife Patricia; his sister, Betty Schachtebeck, a niece, Shirley Daniels and two grand-nieces, all of Santa Barbara, and many Ranney cousins. Warren Wenz was a direct descendant of William Brewster, a member of the Mayflower group, through the Ranney line. 

Warren often said, after his retirement, that his hobbies were golf, travel (especially cruising), and dieting. He served on the Airport Commission for the City of Santa Barbara from 1963 to 1969 and will be remembered by many clients of Penfield and Smith, Lawyers Title & Trust and TICOR. 

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may remember the Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Heart Association or their charity of choice. 

Friends, neighbors and kin will be welcome at the family home on Saturday, September 2, 2000, from 3:00 pm on. 


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