Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries


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was born June 6, 1915 in Fedora, South Dakota and died June 5, 1999 at Leigh Block House in Santa Barbara. After finishing high school in Fedora, he was in Civilian Conservation Corps for 1 year near Sturgis, South Dakota. In 1939 he came to Santa Barbara where other relatives were living. For 30 years he worked at several local dairies until retirement in 1971. During World War II he was in the Army from November 1942 to March 1946, assigned to Transportation Corps at the Presidio of Monterey, and Camp Beale at Marysville, California. He still wanted to be active and busy, and to travel around the area, so for 18 years he was employed by several companies - going from Oxnard to Santa Maria.
Survivors include his loving wife Doris, and two daughters, Donna Chandler, and her husband Ron Chandler of Santa Barbara, and Denise Bearding and her husband Bob Bearding, and their three daughters, Lenea, Kelsey and Halley of Somers Bar, California. Also several nieces and cousin in South Dakota, and Santa Barbara.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday August 12 at 2:30 PM in Wesley hall, First United Methodist Church, 305 E Anapamu. The family asks that any contributions be sent to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara or Hospice of Santa Barbara.

ROBERTS, Adger Gordon
passed away August 4, 1999 in Santa Barbara.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Cornella Roberts. He is survived by sons Carlton Roberts of Oregon, Rick Roberts of Seattle, David Roberts of Colorado, daughter Miriam Rheork of Laguna Nigel.
Visitation will be held Tuesday August 10th from 9-10:00 AM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Services will be held at 10:00 AM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

82, of Solvang died Wednesday morning August 4, 1999 at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara. He was born May 28, 1917 in Villisca, Iowa. His parents were George J. and Rose Ewing Edwards.
Ralph lived in Villisca, Iowa until 1933 when his family moved to Hopkins, Missouri. He graduated from Hopkins HS in 1934 and moved to Los Angeles in 1937 to join the family business.
Ralph enlisted in the army in 1942, was commissioned an officer in 1945 and served the remainder of WWII in the European Theater. He had additional active duty in the army during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1952.
Ralph graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Psychology and earned a Masters Degree in Education Administration from the University of Southern California. He taught at Los Olivos Elementary School and served the Solvang Elementary School as teacher, and administer retiring in 1977 as School Superintendent.
He was a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, American Association of School Administrators and served on the boards of Santa Ynez Valley Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Health Foundation and a founding member of the Santa Ynez Valley Men's Forum.
Ralph enjoyed activities with golf, music and served 4 years as Boy Scout Camp Director, Camp Drake.
Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Marian, a son Kirk and wife Jimmy Jo of Modesto, grandson Kenneth and wife Tracy, two great-grandchildren, Stephen and Shelby Ann Edwards of Lake Stevens, Washington, one granddaughter Sonja Sue and husband John Meyer of Ceres, California, one brother Earl Edwards of Camarillo, California, 3 nephews and 2 nieces.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation or Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church Building Fund.
A private burial military service was held for family members at Oak Hill Cemetery and Memorial Services conducted by the Reverend Jeffrey Bridgeman and Dr Lyle Hillegas August 7th at Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, Ballard.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

MANWILL, Helen Elizabeth
August 5, 1999
Born in 1902 in Denver, Colorado, Helen was raised by her loving Grandmother Phillips. She was a fashion model in Salt Lake City and was asked to move to California to work in films, but remained in Salt Lake City where she met her husband David Vance Manwill. The couple was married in Salt Late City in the Presbyterian Church August 23, 1925. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1927 where they raised their family. Helen enjoyed working as a PBX operator for the Army at the Miramar Hotel during World War II, at Trenwiths and Banks Stationary.
Helen lived an exemplary life, celebrating 74 years of marriage with David. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who took great pride and joy in the growth, education and nurturing of her children. Her home was always filled with life, laughter family and friends. Not a day passed that she did not count her abundant blessings and spend dedicated time in prayer.
She is survived by her husband David Manwill, her two daughters Mary Ellen Cokeley and Kathleen Lathim, son-in-law Reg Lathim, grandchildren Kim Lippincott, Rod Lathim, Michael Cokeley and Mitchell Cokeley, great grandchildren Mariah and Brandon Lippincott, JC and Rayce Cokeley.
Her favorite prayer read:

The Light of God surrounds me;
the love of God enfolds me;
the power of God protects me;
the presence of God watches over me;
Wherever I am, God is
Helen was surrounded by her loving family when she passed and is now experiencing the glory of the Lord and being embraced by loved ones who have passed before her.
At her request, no services are planned. A private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Access Theatre Endowment Fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation.

MCKAIN, Mabel Johnson
a long time Santa Barbara resident died August 5, 1999. Mrs McKain was born January 6,1902 on her parents family farm near Castana, Iowa.
She is survived by her elder Sister Charlotte Johnson and predeceased by her beloved husband Glenn and her brothers: Edward, George and Newton. Mabel was the favorite aunt to Evelyn, Earl, Ernest, Edwin, Elaine, Major, Wayne, James, Evelyn, Donna, Richard and Russell. Mabel was an adoptive aunt to many others among them are Marlene, Monte, Carell, Jenica, Stephanie, LaRae, Chuck and Ann.
Mabel worked for many years for Dr Nuzum, after her retirement she devoted many charitable hours to the Sansum Clinic and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Mabel will be remembered for her sly wit, generosity, indomitable spirit and rosy outlook on life. The world is poorer and heaven is richer with Aunt Mabel's passing.
Burial will be in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

ROBERTS, Adger Gordon
passed away August 4, 1999 in Santa Barbara.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Cornelia Roberts. He is survived by sons Carlton Roberts of Oregon, Rick Roberts of Seattle, David Roberts of Colorado, daughter Miriam Rheork of Laguna Nigel.
Visitation will be held Tuesday August 10th from 9-10:00 AM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Services will be held at 10:00 AM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery. ROBERTS, Adger Gordon
passed away August 4, 1999 in Santa Barbara.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Cornelia Roberts. He is survived by sons Carlton Roberts of Oregon, Rick Roberts of Seattle, David Roberts of Colorado, daughter Miriam Rheork of Laguna Nigel.
Visitation will be held Tuesday August 10th from 9-10:00 AM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Services will be held at 10:00 AM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

SWIFT, Kenneth
passed away Friday August 6, 1999 after 92 productive years. Most recently he lived in Carpinteria with Dorothy his wife of 71 years.
Ken Swift was an architect in Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Orcas Island, Washington. His legacy will live on in the countless buildings and homes he designed for Southern California and the San Juan Islands of Washington. His architecture emphasized the practical with structures that fit into the communities and sites where they were built.
In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by his son and three daughters, Rodney and Nancy of Costa Mesa, Marilyn and Anton Krivanek of Carpinteria, Sally and Chris Van der Kar of Carpinteria, and Robin and Doug Oas of Surrey, England, eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

BEDIENT, Vanessa
died on Saturday, July 31, 1999 after a brave 5 year battle against cancer. Vanessa was born on August 30,1940 in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Piedmont, California. She attended Scripps College, and the University of Washington, and received an MA in Public Health from UCLA.
Visiting a Planned Parenthood Health center in Atlanta as a newly married woman in the early 1960s sparked a life long commitment to the agency. Gracious and steadfast in her work, her career spanned more than thirty years with several Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country. She launched education programs and opened clinics for Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and served twelve years as Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo Counties, and most recently was Director of Development at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte for the communities of Monterey and Santa Cruz. A former Planned Parenthood employee has spoken 'of the life she breathed into everything and how wonderful she was with patients and staff. And another says "She took great pride in all she did for Planned Parenthood."
Vanessa will be remembered by her family as the selfless and supportive person she was in any situation. As her son-in-law recently dais "I've never met a person that I couldn't find a fault with except Vanessa."
She leaves behind her husband Calvin Bedient of Santa Monica; her children Van Bedient and wife Kristina of Agoura; her daughter Cadence Faulkner and husband Greg of Santa. Barbara, and granddaughter Madison Faulkner.
Donations in her memory may be made to Planned Parenthood Santa Barbara. Mom we wish you a rainbow.

LOMPOC - Friends are invited to a celebration of life for Rocky Candaele 49 of Lompoc, at 11 am Saturday, Aug 14, 1999 at Ryon Park. Rocky's cremated remains will be scattered at Surf Beach.
Mr Candaele was born in Vancouver, BC June 25, 1950 to Robert and Helen O'Callaghan Candaele. He came to Lompoc in 1959 from Santa Barbara and was a 1968 Lompoc High School graduate. As a youth, he played baseball, basketball, and football for Lompoc High and continued as an avid local fan. His love of surfing took him beyond Jalama Beach to numerous surfing spot worldwide. He was a member of the Sierra Club and the Surfrider Foundation.
He died Saturday, Aug 7, 1999 at Lompoc District Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of eight years, Kim Espinosa of Lompoc; daughter, Farrah Nicole Jones of Lompoc; brothers, Richard Candaele of Canyon Lake, Calif, Kelly and Kerry Candaele both of Los Angeles and Casey Candaele of San Luis Obispo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Candaele Memorial Fund, PO Box 29107 Los Angeles, Ca.
90029. Cremation arrangements are directed by Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.

A native Californian born in Santa Barbara Sept14,1912 to Felicita Lopez-Barrios and Joe Barrios passed away Aug 9, 1999. He attended Santa Barbara High School and was active in sports and played football. He graduated in 1928 and began his career with the California Conservation Corps and soon after joined the Santa Barbara US Naval Reserve 6th Division until 1939. Tony was called to active duty when President Franklin Roosevelt declared a national emergency on May 3Oth, 1941. He reported to active duty and was assigned as ships crew aboard the U S Mount Vernon, a 33,000 ton troop transport. He saw action aboard the Mt Vernon. The Mt Vernon was decorated with the National Emergency Medal (Bronze), Atlantic Sealane Patrol African, European Medal, South Pacific Theater (Battle Of Singapore) American Waters. Tony's Highest rank held was Petty Officer 2-C.
All the wartime theater of operation include Europear, Asiatic, Pacific, and American. He also received the Bronze "A" on his American ribbon for the Mt Vernons Atlantic Sealane. Tony received his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945. After his discharge he immediately was employed by the City Of Santa Barbara Parks Dept. He retired after 23 years of employment with the City and remained a lover of horticulture.
He was preceded in death by his wife Tomasa Cheverez-Barrios of 45 years. He is survived by her children Mary Morales, Antonia Ramos, Manuel, Benjamin, Jose, and Henry Cheverez all of Santa Barbara. Tony's Family members are his sisters Theresa Barrios of Ontario and his cousin Valvina Robles Craine and many other family members all of Santa Barbara.
Funeral Mass is at 10:00 am Thurs. Aug 12th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the US Navy Veterans Hospital or the American Cancer Society in memory of Tony Barrios.

BOREN, Allan
Allan Boren, 69, of Ojai, died August 9, 1999.
He was born January 2, 1930 in Venice, California, and lived in Ojai for 6 years, coming from Carpinteria, where he lived for 24 years.
Mr Boren had been a Maintenance Worker II for the California Dept of Parks & Recreation.
He was a member of the Ojai Valley Gun Club.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Boren of Ojai; sons, Jeffery Watts and wife Sheryl, of Paso Robles, Robert Watts and wife Meri, of Vallejo, and Truman Boren and wife Julie, of Carpinteria; father, Truman Boren of Camdenton, MO; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grand- children.
He was preceded in death by his son Kevin Boren in 1979.
Friends may call at Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai on August 15, 1999, from noon to 5:00 p m. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a m Monday at Carpinteria Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crippled Children's Fund.

57, born in 1941, passed away Monday, August 9, 1999 in his home.
Please join his family for a Celebration of his life on Thursday, August 12 from 4 to 7 pm at 1314 Blanchard St , Santa Barbara.

78, of Woodland Hills passed away August 6, 1999. Born April 28,1921 in Santa Barbara to John Joseph and Edna Brown McCarthy, she graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1939. She earned a degree in business administration from UCLA in 1951. She worked ten years for the LA Unified School District. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years Norman, in 1992.
She is survived by two daughters, Heather Hanunian of Woodland Hills and Pamela Larson of La Quinta, CA, two granddaughters, Kerry and Annika Larson, and two sisters, Catherine Belkonen of Santa Barbara and Josephine Ogilvie of Ventura and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 14th at 2 pm at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Topanga Canyon Docents, 5400 Lindley Ave, #212, Encino, CA 91316.

Ed passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Monday, August 9, 1999 after a courageous battle following triple-by-pass surgery and a stroke.
Edmond was born on January 26, 1914 in Chicago to Fred Schuyler Morris and Elizabeth Gorman Morris.
He served in the US Army during World War II in the East Indes, New Guinea and Luzon from April 1941 to November of 1945.
Following military service he moved his family to Santa Barbara where he was a painting contractor and was elected as secretary for the Painting and Decorating Contractors Association. He later joined the Santa Barbara Paint Factory.
In 1958 he met Catherine Dupuis and they were married at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
A quiet, gentle man his joys in life were spending time doing things with his family, church, and friends.
Friendships made were cherished and he especially enjoyed the support he received from his neighbors in a challenging and cooperative effort upgrading a water system in his beloved community.
He had a great love for his country and aside from trips taken to Washington DC, Canada, and Hawaii he truly had a lark driving his fifth wheeler, visiting friends in the Northwest and to Illinois where he spent some time with his brother Fritz and sister-in-law, Virginia Maurus.
He took great pride in the accomplishments of his nieces and nephew.
He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine, his brother, Fred Maurus and wife, Virginia of Illinois and William B Morris his brother, nieces Mary Evans and her husband Frank, Beverly Morey and her husband Dwight and their two children Shawn and Erin and his nephew William B Morris I, all of Santa Barbara, his niece Barbara Agne of Dublin, Ohio and Carol Hanley of New York.
His warm relationship with Rita and Jack Cowden his sister-in-law and brother-in-law whom he thought of as gifts to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Jessie and brother Bernard.
Visitation will be on Thursday, August 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by the Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass will be on Friday morning at 10:00 am, August 13 at St Raphael's Church followed by internment at Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may contribute to their favorite charity in memory of Ed.

UMBRO, Margaret Foxen
Devoted, Wife, Mother and Aunt passed away peacefully on August 9, 1999 at her residence in Ojai, California. She was 85 years old. Margaret was born in Los Alamos, California on December 12, 1913.
She was the great granddaughter of the famous Santa Barbara pioneer Benjamin William Foxen. She took much pleasure in telling old family stories about her great grand father guiding Lt Col John Fremont over the San Marcos Pass to take Santa Barbara for the United States without bloodshed.
In 1936 on Christmas Day, in San Jose, California at St Joseph's Church she married her beloved Frank Milton Umbro. With his work in the entertainment industry they returned to Ventura, California.
During World War II while her husband was away on the USO Camp Shows entertaining servicemen and women around the country, she worked for Cole of California as a seamstress making parachutes for the Army Air Corps. In 1961 the family moved to Ojai, California and has been residing there for the past 38 years. Her husband Frank is the well known accordionist who has been entertaining Presidents, Dignitaries and most of Ventura and Santa Barbara County residents for almost 70 years.
Margaret is survived by her husband Frank of 63 years, her son Capt Frank J Umbro and his wife Susan of Las Vegas, Nevada, she is also survived by her sister Josephine Neville and her husband Bob of Boseman, Montana and her brother, Fr Bertin Foxen OFM of Santa Barbara, brother and sister-in-law Phil and Alene Risso of Encinitas, California and several nieces and nephews and many close friends. She was preceded in death by one daughter Jerry Jean, who passed away in 1943.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Friars Retirement Home, Old Mission, 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Visitation begins at 12:00 noon until 5 pm Friday at Joseph P Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura, California.
Funeral Liturgy will be Saturday 11:00 am at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Ojai, California followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Burial Service will be at 2:00 p m at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park.
Mrs Umbro has been entrusted to the care of Joseph P Reardon Funeral Home at 757 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-8623.

born September 20, 1910 passed away from a stroke on August 5, 1999. She was the fourth of five Vercellino sisters.
She is survived by her husband Patrick James, son Dennis and wife Connie, sister Mrs Adeline Anderson, and many Italian and Irish nieces and nephews in the North and South Santa Barbara County.
Edith was a devoted wife and mother for more than 55 years. She was loved by all than knew her both family and friends. She will be greatly missed and Dennis' friends will remember Mrs Feeley's cookies

Born: September 13, 1900
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Kansas Name & Birthplace of Father: Andrew J Renner, Indiana
Name & Birthplace of Mother: Ella Nickell, Missouri
Died: August 9,1999, Santa Barbara, California
Married: Edwin R Powers on August 4,1928 in Riverside, California at the Mission Inn. He died in Santa Barbara on November 13, 1975. She came to California in 1904 from Hutchinson, Kansas with her parents, her older sister, Dorothy, and her brother, Howard. The family settled in Highland Park in the northern part of Los Angeles where she attended Garfield High School After her graduation she attended the Otis Art Institute where she studied to be an artist in commercial advertising For the next 50 years she worked for Donavan and Seamans who were one of the leading jewelers in Los Angeles. Her drawings for their jewelry ads appeared several times a week in the Los Angeles Times for many years. She drew the design for the front of the second store the firm built on the Wilshire Blvd , Miracle Mile near the Los Angeles County Art Museum. She also did considerable work for Joyce Shoes and the Pasadena Bullock's store. Her husband was a commercial supervisor for Pacific Telephone Company for 38 years.
After living in the Chevy Chase section of Glendale, California for more than 30 years, she and her husband moved to the Montecito area of Santa Barbara in 1962 where they had many friends. She was an excellent photographer and she photographed many areas of Europe and Asia that they visited over the years. She was a long time member of the Photographic Society of America. She and her husband made many trips to the Arcularius Ranch north of Bishop, California where he enjoyed fly fishing for trout on the Owens River. In earlier years they also visited most of the lakes in the Sierra Nevada mountains. They were also members of the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
After her husband passed away in 1975, she sold their home in 1977 and moved to Rancho Santa Barbara Mobile Home Park. She continued to travel with friends and visited the Orient, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Canada during the next 20 years. In addition to her many activities such as growing orchids, she was also a long time member of the Los Libros and Rancho Santa Barbara Book Clubs.
She is survived by her nephew, Roger B Renner, her niece, Jean Suydam, and many friends, all of whom were enriched by knowing her during her nearly 99 years of life. At her request, no services here held. Following cremation, her ashes were scattered at sea.

20 years of age passed away in Santa Barbara August 10, 1999. She is survived by her loving mother, Trinidad Espinosa, brothers; Edgar Salvador and Eric Aguilar, devoted God parents Eva & Daniel Espinosa, grandmother Rosa Martinez and cousin Isabel Juarez, all from Santa Barbara.
She will be missed by those hearts she touched.
Visitations will be held at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel at 11:00 A M with Rosary at 7:00P M at Mortuary on Sunday. Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:00 AM. AT Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday. Interment at Calvary Cemetery

37 yr resident of Santa Barbara, passed away Monday August 9, 1999 at his home. He was 57 yrs of age.
Born November 8, 1941 in Vallermoso Tamaulipas, Mexico.
In 1968 he met Lourdes Mendoza in Mexico City and married 3 months later in Rosarito, California. He worked as head Foreman for the S B Lemon Association in GoIeta for 23 yrs before closing down in 1986. For the last 13 yrs he had his own landscaping business. He was a talented musician who took great pride in his music. Self taught how to play the accordion and guitar. He loved playing Nortenas and Mariachi.
He is survived by his loving wife Lourdes, son; Manuel Cabrera Jr , daughters; Rodriguez and husband Edward, Karina Cabrera, Nancy Cabrera, his beloved grandson Jesse Rodriguez, mother; Crispina Cabrera, brothers; Martin Cabrera and wife Dora, Rorberto Cabrera and wife Francis, sisters; Lupe Perez and husband Tony, Visenta Simentales, Maria Luisa Cosio and husband Manuel, Jenny Leon, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mass will be held on Saturday at 12:00 p m , August 14th at Guadalupe Church. Church followed by "celebration of his life' at 1314 Blanchard St Family and friends welcomed.
He will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched.

GUEVARRA, Sr , Stanley A
A Chumash Indian, born in Santa Barbara on May 7, 1911 and passed away August 10, 1999.
He is survived by his daughter, Natalie Guevarra, grandsons Charles E Lona, Daniel R Loya, Jr , granddaughter, Mary Natalie Loya Cervantes and 5 great grandchildren.
Vigil Service Monday at 7:00 p m at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Liturgy Tuesday at 10:00 a m at Holy Cross Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

JONES, Carl Duane
77, Greenbrier Resort, Grove, OK, died Thursday, August 12, 1999 at his home in Grove, OK, following an illness since April 1999. Mr Jones was born Nov 1, 1921 in Stella, MO and moved to Grove 20 years ago from Joplin, MO. He was shop superintendent for Yellow Freight Lines in Baxter Springs, KS for 20 years. He served in the U S Army during WWII. He was a member of Forest Park Baptist Church in Joplin, MO, Moose Lodge of Grove, OK, V F W of Grove, OK and the Teamsters Union in Joplin, MO.
He married Dorothy Kitts April 4, 1942 in Neosho, MO and she survived. He is also survived by three sons, C E (Ed) Jones, Palestine, TC, Rick Jones, Highland Beach, FL; Thad Jones, Newkirk, OK; one daughter, Tena Jones, Vinita, OK; two brothers, J M Jones, Arnett, OK; and Larry Jones, Manford, OK; one sister, Bonnie Haynes, Joplin, MO; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many longtime friends.
Services will be Sat Aug 14, 1999 at 1:00 PM at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho, MO Rev Rick Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Macedonia Cemetery, Stella, MO and Pallbearers will be James "Buster" Jones, Ronnie Caudil, Don Landrith, John Myers, Dale Kitts, Donald Coffman. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Deems, Jim Larson, Gilbert Brown, H J "Buggs" Carter, Joel Daigle and Jr Spencer. Friends may call from 1PM to 7PM Friday at the Clark Funeral Home in Neosho and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 PM Friday evening at the Funeral Home
Contributions in memory of Mr. Jones may be made to the Leukemia Society, C/O Clarh Funeral Home, P O Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850. Services directed by Clark Funeral Home, Noesho, MO.

LOWER, Robert
LOMPOC - A Vigil Rosary service for Robert A Lower, 89 of Lompoc, is 3 p m Sunday, Aug 15, 1999 at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a m Monday at La Purisima Catholic Church with burial at Lompoc
Mr Lower was born Aug 13, 1909 in Colorado Springs, Colo moving to Santa Barbara in 1912. He worked for the Morning Press and the Daily News which merged later to become the News-Press. He came to Lompoc in 1934 and soon after began working for Joe LaFourcade's Dry Cleaning, which he eventually bought from his father-in-law, until retiring in 1978.
He died Wednesday, Aug 11, 1999 at home.
Survivors Include his wife of 64 years. Elissa LaFourcade Lower of Lompoc; daughters, Patricia Brady of Lompoc. Kathie Morqan of Santa Barbara, Betty Jo Thorsnes of Berkeley, Calif. and Annette Rousso of West Hills, Calif ; sons, Daniel Lower of Santa Barbara and Robert Lower of Fullerton, Calif ; brother, William Lower of Ventura; eight grandchildren. five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitations are from noon until 5 p m Sunday. Contributions may be made to Lompoc Valley Historical Society, P O Box 88, Lompoc 93438 or Lompoc Fire Fighter's Equipment Fund. Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, 200 No H St , Lompoc 93436.
Starbuck-Lind Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

O'DONNELL, Patrick James "Jim"
died in his sleep on August 2, 1999, at his residence in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The second son of John and Lillian O'Donnell, Jim was born on March 1, 1933, at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Jim grew up in Libertyville, Illinois. He served in the U S Air Force from 1951-1955.
Jim joined Burgess manning and was transferred from Mundelein, Illinois, to Irving, Texas, in 1959, with his first three children, Pat, Brian and Kathy. In 1969, he moved with his family, including two younger children, Tim and John, to Northridge, California, where he had been transferred by IBM.
After 28 years of service, Jim's retirement now found him in Las Vegas, Nevada. Within one year, Jim became restless in retirement and obtained his real estate license.
Jim's true colors now came out in two areas; first, he specialized in helping low income home buyers, primarily those in the restaurant and service industries, to purchase real estate. Secondly, he helped many retired IBM retirees relocate to Las Vegas to enjoy the good life.
Anyone visiting Jim at his home on Conville Street was quick to notice his abundant wit and humor, even if you were the intended butt of the joke, and especially if you were his number two son Brian. Losing Jim hurts most deeply those who were lucky enough to share his many talents and gifts.
Some of Jim's extracurricular activities included: having a badge as a licensed gambling inspector; his use of a press pass to get into restricted shows and events; his certificate as a licensed minister allowed him to perform "unions" among friends. He was also recognized on Conville Street as the "official neighborhood diplomat."
Jim leaves behind many friends and family, including his wife Judy O'Donnell, of Northridge, California; his brother Jack, of Corvallis, Oregon; his sister Patricia, of Cleveland, Ohio; sons Pat and wife Diane, of Santa Barbara, California, Brian, also of Santa Barbara, daughter Kathy and Chris, on Winnetka, and sons Tim and wife Linda of Santa Barbara and John and wife Karen, of Daly City. Jim is also survived by four grandchildren: Shamus, Bethany, Sean and Andie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's name may be made to the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association. An Irish wake will be held in Santa Barbara on Saturday, August 21st.

Born in Grand Junction, Co March 28, 1920 died here in Santa Barbara (her home for over 50 years) at 10:20 P M.
Thursday, August 5, 1999 in her home on Miramonte drive 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 remembered as a 3rd grade elementary school teacher teaching at both Hope and Vieja Valley Elementary 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 the continual care and news clippings her friends and family would receive in the mail like little care packages pertaining particularly to them. Along with her love for educating herself on health and interesting goings ons in the world, she had a spiritual thirst and interest as well. She loved David Richo's and Timothy Conways' adult education series of classes and would frequent them often.
Once a teacher, always a student. Helen died beautifully and peacefully with grace and dignity in her home. Sons, David and Peter were singing to her and all family present were communicating with her till the final moment of her passing.
There will be a Memorial Service for Helen on Saturday, 2:00 P M , August 21 at Kris Sugich Auditorium at Hope Elementary School, 3970 La Colina Road. All who wish to come are welcome.
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