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BARKER, Duane Starling
Duane S Barker, 49, of Santa Barbara and Los Osos died suddenly September 7, 1999 in Isla Vista, California. He was born in Akron, Ohio on June 23, 1950 and came to California with his parents, Robert and Dorothy Barker in 1953. His education included Cleveland Elementary School, La Colina Junior High School, and San Marcos High School. He attended Santa Barbara City College and Cuesta College.
Duane was a Judo Instructor with the Coastal Judo Club. He was a Third Degree Black Belt (Sandan) who particularly loved teaching Judo to children. He also was a referee with the United States Judo Federation.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert T Barker. A devoted son, Duane is survived by his loving mother Dorothy Starling Barker of Santa Barbara, and his brother Robert E Barker of Incline Village, Nevada. He is also survived by his brother Charles L Barker, his sister-in-law Maria, and nephew Jean-Pierre, all of San Jose.
Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO, Box 636, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.
Crossing The Bar
Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
-Alfred Tennyson

SEAVEY, Arletta Pierce
of Rancho Mirage, died of cancer August 28, 1999 at ManorCare in Palm Desert.
She married Ralph Seavey, Jr, on September 14, 1947 in Pasadena.
Before she married she was employed by Union Oil Company as Secretary in their Foreign Sales Division.
She was an Officer in Seavey & Company, Inc, Consultants and Administrators of Employee Benefit Plans with offices in Pasadena, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
Arletta was born in Los Angeles, CA, to Lowel and Jeanette Pierce.
Survivors include he husband Ralph, of Rancho Mirage; her brother Lowel Pierce of Greeley, Colorado; and a sister, Cherlene Williams of La Habra, California.
Services were held at Palm Springs Mortuary Ramon Chapel, in Cathedral City, Ca.
The family suggests donations be made care of VNA Hospice, 42-600 Cook Street, Suite 202, Palm Desert, Ca 92211

AICHES, Eugene 
Eugene E Aiches passed away at home on Friday, Sept 10, 1990 courageous struggle with a number of serious illnesses.
Eugene (Gene) was born on November 15, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York. He came to Los Angeles In 1936 to attend the University of Southern California where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a graduate degree in optometry. Gene practiced optometry for approximately twenty five years with a brief alternate career as a builder in the 1950's. During that time he was involved in the building of schools and large public housing projects in Southern California.
In 1967, he made a complete career change in order to devote full time to his primary interest building and land developing resulting in number of projects in the Santa Barbara area.
Gene Is survived by his wife, Janet, of thirty-nine years, his daughter Marilynn Aiches Lomeli, son-in-law Dr Leo Lomeli and granddaughter Samantha Lomeli; his step-daughter Joan Nackerud, son-in-law Jon Nackerud and grandson Andrew Nackerud; his stepson Richard Saperstein and his nephews Alan Aiches and Bruce Aiches. His son Michael Aiches and his brother Byron Aiches preceded him in death.
Services were held on Monday, September 13th at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel.
Donations in Gene's name may be made to Hillel, 777 Camino Pascadero, Isla Vista or to the Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary

CLARE, Harriet Elizabeth (Ammy) 
Died September 10, 1999, in Santa Barbara.
A second generation Santa Barbaran, Beth was born on December 7, 1914, to William and Margaret Belle Salzman. In 1941 she married Walter Clare in Santa Barbara, where they lived and raised their family. Beth lived a full and rewarding life, and had no regrets as her time in this world came to an end. Walt preceded her in death in 1989.
Ammy (as Beth was affectionately known to her extended family) was an extremely kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who generously shared her love and excitement of life with family and friends. She was a great historian of Santa Barbara with an unusual skill for imparting a sense of the beauty and simplicity of life in this area many years ago. Ammy had a wonderful collection of early Santa Barbara photographs, given to her by parents and grandparents, that she loved to share.
An avid horsewoman, Beth rode extensively in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties when she was young. Until her health prevented her from doing so, she gave generously of her time to the Santa Barbara Therapeutic Riding Academy. She passed on her love of horses and riding to her granddaughter Wendy.
Beth's surviving family and friends will dearly miss her, but Ammy will always live in their hearts. She leaves her daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Jim Reed, her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Annie Clare, grandsons Bryce Johnston (Susan), Brent Johnston (Ayako), Wylie Clare, granddaughter Wendy Grim (Rich), and great grandchildren Matthew and Jeffrey Johnston. Also surviving are her step-grandchildren and great grandchildren Kirk, Debbie and Joshua Reed, and Clay, Kathy, Daniel and Emily Reed.
Respecting her wishes, no services will be held. There will be, however, a celebration of her life, for which the location and date will be announced. Donations may be made in Beth's memory to the Santa Barbara Therapeutic Riding Academy, P0 Box 50425, Santa Barbara, Ca , 93150.
HAPPY TRAILS AMMY! Keep an eye on us all.

HALL, Raymond
age 79, of Santa Barbara died September 10, 1999 at home with his family.
Raymond Hall was born in Troupsberg, New York to William and Elnora Hall on June 22, 1920.
Ray served World War II in Kodiak, Alaska. Then he was stationed in Port Hueneme, Cal. as a mechanic and small arms instructor. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He then married a long time resident, Evelyn Jane Guevara and continued their residency in Santa Barbara, where he worked for the City of Santa Barbara Public Works Department as a welder for 36 years. Evelyn preceded him in death. He later married Madeline L Ruiz, who also preceded him in death.
Ray was an active member in the Native American Community. He encouraged not only his children, but also other native American children to maintain their native culture.
Ray is survived by his children: Raymond Alan Whitebear (Hall) of Santa Barbara, Janet Darlene Hall of Lompoc, Evelyn Joann Dixon of Pauma Valley, Calif. Step-children: Kote Lotah of Paso Robles, John W Ruiz Jr of Santa Barbara, Evelyn Patricia Gomez of Lompoc, Manuel (Lay) Estrada of Lompoc. Brothers: Donald Hall, John Hall of Canadea, New York. Sisters: Elizabeth Hall of Canadea, New York, Janet Weighill (Hall) of Tulare, Calif Grandchildren: Raymond Buffalo Whitebear Magee, Luhui Whitebear, Mologiwash Whitebear, Cedar Whitebear, Layla Whitebear, Sean Sterling Whitebear, Ali Whitebear, Evelyn Lucia Majel, Raymond Leopoldo Garcia, Teresa Joann Garcia, Gene Majel Dixon, Therman Sivimoat Dixon, Johathan Trinkalino Dixon, George A Barbin, Rhonda R Alcantar, Tima Link Lotah, Kuntawi McDaniels, John C Ruiz, Edward Ruiz, Justine (Lucy) Ruiz, Rosie M Garcia, Elpidio Jose Garcia (P J ) 15 Great grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
Ray will always be remembered, loved, and respected forever.
There will be a viewing Wednesday, Sept 15, from 2 to 6 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel. Rosary will be held Wednesday, Sept 15 at 7:30 PM at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel. Mass will be held Thursday, Sept 16 at Our Lady of Sorrows at 10:00 Am. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

HARTIGAN, Tom
a long-time resident of Santa Barbara died September 11, 1999 at the age of 85. Mr Hartigan was born in Greenwich, Connecticut and spent 45 years with the Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1979 as District Manager in Santa Barbara. He was active in the Downtown Rotary club but his real passion was track and field. He began officiating in the Santa Barbara area in 1955 and worked the Easter Relays for 29 years, only missing one year. In 1984, he was selected to be an official in the1984 Olympic Games.
He is survived by his two daughters, Gray Bauer of Summerland and Sharon Winkel of Sacramento; five grandchildren, Tad, Eric, Dana, Kendra & Megan and 6 great grandchildren, Tyler, Madison, Kyra, Alex, Isabella & Mikaela. In lieu of flowers, remembrances should be sent to Leigh Block Hospice House, 900 Callo De Los Amigos, Santa Barbara 93105.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary

MURPHY, Hugh C
US Labor Department Executive Journeyman bricklayer
Hugh C Murphy, 84, an apprentice bricklayer who rose from the Depression-era construction sites of his native New York City to head the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training in the Department of Labor in Washington DC, died of heart failure September
10, 1999 in Santa Barbara, Ca, his home since 1990.
A second-generation American and third-generation bricklayer, he began as a laborer at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Washington State, later working as a journeyman bricklayer in Manhattan during the thirties and early forties, Projects he worked on included the Empire State Building. He enlisted in the US Navy Seabees and served in the Pacific during World War II, building runways and highways.
After the war he specialized in training young craftspeople in the construction trades and over a 34-year career with the New York State and Federal Governments he introduced new training programs from Europe and directed programs in all 50 states. To the consternation of some labor unions in the 1950's and 1960's, Mr Murphy worked forcefully to improve minority participation in apprenticeship. He rose to become the top Federal official in apprenticeship training, retiring in 1980.
He was a member of Bricklayers Union No 34, New York City, for nearly 70 years, the American Training Association, and the Irish-American Historical Society of Santa Barbara, and served as docent of museuns in Washington and Santa Barbara.
An avid fitness advocate, Mr Murphy could often be seen on the Santa Barbara City College jogging track, even until the day before his death.
He is survived by a sister Winifred Moran of Ridgeway, NJ, sons Hugh D Murphy of Denver, CO, and Lawrence Murphy of Springfield, VA , and a daughter, Laura Murray of Burke, VA; and seven grandchildren. Grace Murphy his wife of 47 years died in 1986. His cherished Santa Barbara circle includes niece Jean Hoffman, her husband David and family, and Judith McDermott his beloved fiancee.
Visitation is planned at the Downtown Chapel of the Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary, Tuesday, September 14 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Vigil Service scheduled for 7:00 PM.

SHIMODA, Masaharu
a resident of Santa Barbara died Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at Cottage Hospital.
Mr Shimoda was born March 28, 1918 in Carpinteria. He spent his childhood and young, formative years in japan. After completing his high school he returned to the United States. Masaharu furthered his studies here and received an American Diploma from Oxnard High School.
One of the first jobs was teaching Kendo and Japanese at a school in Indio. He worked as a gardener in the Santa Barbara area for over 40 years. He also served as past president for the Southern California Gardeners Federation. Much of his free time was spent out in the community doing Calligraphy for special events, preparing Bar-b-ques for the Buddhist Church of Presidio events, planting and working on establishing the Japanese Garden located at Shoreline Park.
Mr Shimoda practiced the art of Kendo (a martial art) for over 65 years. He reached the rank of 8th degree black belt. Kendo was an important part of his life. During his years in Interment he personally organized a Kendo Doji. For several years he would travel 100 miles or so to practice in Los Angeles. He also served as president of both the Southern California Kendo Federation and the United States Kendo Federation. To date he was one of the oldest, active Kendo participants.
On October 8, 1943 he was married to Mariko Morihisa. They had four children together; Naomi Lane, Yasuko and her husband Bob Cook, Michio and his wife Carla Shimoda, Noriyki and his wife Takako Shimoda. Masaharu was very proud of his family. There was nothing that made him happier than attending family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren. He has 9 grandchildren; Yuki, Maki, Robbie, Jasmine, Leilani, Autumn, Daniel, Masashi and Eriko. He is also survived by his wife Mariko, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Masaharu was a dear, kind and generous man. He leaves behind many friends and family whose lives he has touched deeply and forever. We will miss him and forever carry him in our hearts.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 18th, at the Buddhist Church, 1015 E Montecito St Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

WHITE, Mark Daniel
August 15, 1955 to September 10, 1999
It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. The life, love and legacy of Mark Daniel White will have a place within the hearts of those who knew him. For many he will remain a luminous guide from above. As a liver transplant recipient, Mark was given a new chance at life. However, upon receipt of this gift he met with unforeseen complications.
On Friday, September 10, 1999, Mark Daniel White of Buellton, California, a loving and dedicated husband and father of six, left our world to take his place in heaven above. He lead his life by all the humane characteristics that many of us wish to aspire - kindness, tenderness, and compassion. His tender touch was felt by more than his immediate family; from a firm handshake to a confident hug, he gave freely his support and guidance to all who asked. He had a deep empathy and understanding for others. He seemed to find the strength to help a family member or friend even though his own illness rendered him bed ridden. He gave a compassionate ear to anyone at anytime and offered wisdom and insight that seemed to transcend contemporary boundaries.
He is survived by his wife, Sydney, of twenty-one years. His loving dedication to her and for her can be seen through their six children - Joshua, Mark Jr , Geoffrey, Timothy, Amanda and Mychal. They will carry their father's legacy into the next millennium. He is also survived by his parents, Robert and Marion White; brothers Bob White and family and Paul White and family. In addition to his parents and brothers, he is also survived by his sisters Linda Stallard and James, Cheryl White and Gale Lester and family. His deep love and commitment to his family was his life. Their welfare was always put first and foremost above his own. His strong family unit will live on. He will live on. They will live on.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Rosary: Tues , Sept 14, 1999 at 7:00 PM Old Mission Santa Ines. Mass of Christian Burial: Wed Sept 15 1999 at 2:00 PM Old Mission Santa Ines: Solvang, CA. Officiant: Fr Robert Barbato, OFM Cap Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Ballard, CA.
LOPER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Directors.

BROWN, Harley Clemet
"Brownie", 84, as he was affectionately known, died on Wednesday, September 8, 1999 in Santa Barbara. A native of Ida Grove, Iowa, "Brownie" was born on September 23, 1914, and arrived in Santa Barbara in 1933.
He worked for the A & P Supermarket at 1401 Chapala Street beginning in 1933 and later became manager as the other A & P's in town closed up.
He married his beloved wife, Mercedes Colombana from Bakersfield, in 1939, and on August 18, 1999, celebrated their 60th year of marriage. Together, they operated "Brownie's" Market at the corner of Haley and De La Vina as a "Mom & Pop" grocery business from 1946-1978.
"Brownie" was a 53-year member ofthe Santa Barbara Elks Lodge as well as a member of the Retail Clerks Retirees (U F C W , Local 1036).
He is survived by his wife, Mercedes of Santa Barbara; son, Bob Brown (Elaine Talevi Brown); daughter, Janet Crandall of Colorado Springs, CO (Darrell Crandall); grandchildren Jeff and Troy Brown of Santa Barbara and Eric and Tricia Crandall Alkers of Colorado Springs; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations can be made to San Roque Church, 325 Argonne Circle, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 or to a charity of choice.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 16, from 4:00-7:00 p m at McDermott Crockett Mortuary Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 17, 10:00 a m at San Roque Church followed by a graveside service at Goleta District Cemetery.
Arrangements by McDermott Crockett Mortuary.

SCHMIDT, Adeline J
72, a long time resident of Carpinteria, went to be with her Lord on September 12, 1999. Born August 30, 1927, Mrs Schmidt was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles. She is survived by her daughter Diana Jordan of San Antonio, TX and a son Larry Blevins of Ventura, Ca. Mrs Schmidt is also survived be her sisters Thelma Howard of Carmichael, CA and Gail Kirkpatrick of El Paso, TX. Other relatives include step-children Sheila Ortega of La Cresenta, CA, Leonard Schmidt of Las Vegas, NV, and Peggy Schmidt of Las Vegas, NV. Mrs Schmidt was also a grandmother of eight andgreat grandmother of four.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 on Thursday, September 16, 1999, at First baptist Church in Carpinteria, CA, with interment to be in Carpinteria Cemetery thereafter.
Family members have asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Chuck and Addie Youth Foundation in care of the First Baptist Church of Carpinteria. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

SHIMODA, Masaharu
a resident of Santa Barbara died Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at Cottage Hospital.
Mr Shimoda was born March 28, 1918 in Carpinteria. He spent his childhood and young, formative years in japan. After completing his high school he returned to the United States. Masaharu furthered his studies here and received an American Diploma from Oxnard High School.
One of the first jobs was teaching Kendo and Japanese at a school in Indio. He worked as a gardener in the Santa Barbara area for over 40 years. He also served as past president for the Southern California Gardeners Federation. Much of his free time was spent out in the community doing Calligraphy for special events, preparing Bar-b-ques for the Buddhist Church of Presidio events, planting and working on establishing the Japanese Garden located at Shoreline Park.
Mr Shimoda practiced the art of Kendo (a martial art) for over 65 years. He reached the rank of 8th degree black belt. Kendo was an important part of his life. During his years in Interment he personally organized a Kendo Doji. For several years he would travel 100 miles or so to practice in Los Angeles. He also served as president of both the Southern California Kendo Federation and the United States Kendo Federation. To date he was one of the oldest, active Kendo participants.
On October 8, 1943 he was married to Mariko Morihisa. They had four children together; Naomi Lane, Yasuko and her husband Bob Cook, Michio and his wife Carla Shimoda, Noriyki and his wife Takako Shimoda. Masaharu was very proud of his family. There was nothing that made him happier than attending family gatherings and spending time with his grandchildren. He has 9 grandchildren; Yuki, Maki, Robbie, Jasmine, Leilani, Autumn, Daniel, Masashi and Eriko. He is also survived by his wife Mariko, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Masaharu was a dear, kind and generous man. He leaves behind many friends and family whose lives he has touched deeply and forever. We will miss him and forever carry him in our hearts.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, 4PM, September 18th, at the Buddhist Church, 1015 E. Montecito St. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

WOOLLEY II, John Jefferson 
age 46, died suddenly of a heart attack on September 11, 1999, at his home in Ventura, California. John was born in Torrance, California on October 2, 1952, and was raised in Palos Verdes. He attended the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 1975. He then attended San Diego State University and graduated with a masters degree in Geology in 1975.
John worked for Sun Oil Company in Newhall, California, and Dallas, Texas until 1986. He then worked for Shoshone Oil Company in Ventura, California, and at Venoco in Santa Barbara, California until his death. John also taught geology at Oxnard College
John married his wonderful wife, Margaret Hilliard on October 10, 1987, after a five year courtship. Together they have two beautiful children, James, age 10, and Kate, age 5.
John was an expert petroleum geologist, cartographer, naturalist and photographer, and led many field trips to his beloved Santa Rosa Island, California. John was regarded as the foremost Island historian, geologist and liaison between the National Park Service and the former owners, the Vail and Vickers Company.
One of John's life's goals was to be published, and he achieved that goal when several scientific and historical papers he authored or co-authored were recently published. He took exceptional pride in his co-authoring of the Thomas Dibblee Foundation map of Santa Rosa Island. He could think of no greater professional accomplishment than to have worked with Thomas Dibblee, Helmut Ehrenspeck, Peter Weigand and the many other of his geologic colleagues that he held in great esteem.
John was an avid golfer. He could remember every hole, every shot; every score, every game that not only he played but the scores of those of his foursome, which frequently included his wife Margie and his son, James. For 21 years he hosted the Satchel Paige Invitational Golf Tournament in Pacific Grove, California. He loved the game. He loved gardening, especially when be could have his daughter Kate garden with him. He loved camping, playing frisbee, the deserts of California and being outdoors in general.
John is survived by his wife, Margie, his son, James and his daughter Kate; brother Will Woolley and sister-in-law, Darian Buckles of Templeton, California; sister Susan Woolley and brother-in-law, Gary Allen of Altadena, California, and sister, Louise Miller and brother-in-law, Kurt Miller of Flagstaff, Arizona, and his mother, Margaret Vail Woolley of Altadena, California. John was a great man, an honest man, a kind, gentle and loving husband and a wonderful father, son and brother. He will be greatly missed by his wife and his children, his family, innumerable friends and colleagues. His friends were very important to him as he considered them to be an integral part of his life.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Coast Geological Society - John J Woolley Student Scholarship Fund, PO Box 3055, Ventura, California. 93006.
John's life will be celebrated in a ceremony at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 3290 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, California on Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 4:00pm.

SMITH, Lillian Bondurant
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 10,l 1907 and passed away Thursday, September 16, 1999.
After living in several places in Indiana and Missouri the family settled in Warrensburg, Missouri where she attended Junior High School through college. At Missouri State University in Warrensburg she obtained both her BA and BS degrees.
During her senior year she was president of the Y.Y.C.A., the Panhellenic Association and was on the President's Honor Roll. After graduation she taught science for two years in the high school in Maiden, Missouri then moved to Oak Park, Illinois where she taught zoology and biology in the high school for 20 years.
She obtained her MA degree from University of Colorado. She became interested in photography and was a charter member of the Oak Park Camera Club. In 1948 she married Lawrence Smith who was also a member of the Camera Club. In the following years they were both active in the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association. When her husband retired in 1962 they moved to Santa Barbara.
Continuing her interest in photography, she followed her husband in being president of the Channel City Camera Club and president of the International Nature Salon of Photography. She was also a member of the Santa Barbara Woman's Forum. She has been active in the First United Methodist Church ever since coming to Santa Barbara.
She is survived by her sister Gladys Bondurant of St. Petersburg, Florida, a niece, Eleanor Park Jones of Bountiful, Utah and a nephew, Wayne Park of Estes Park, Colorado.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 19, 3:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church.
Memorials made be made to the Memorial Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Santa BArbara. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

SHAND, Birgit
80, died Saturday, September 11, 1999.
A native oF Gentofte, Denmark, she lived in Casa Dorinda, Montecito, for ten years. She moved here from Laguna Niguel, CA, where she had retired with her husband, David Shand, Jr., in 1979.
Mrs. Shand was creatively oriented and worked in many artistic media including writing, translating, graphic arts, sculpture, photography, design and weaving. Before retirement she served on the Women's Board of Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. She was also a very active member of the Saint James the Less Episcopal Church in Northfield, IL. In World War II, she served in the British Royal Air Force in Intelligence.
Mrs. Shand is survived by her three children and five grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito on November 26, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.

WOOLLEY II, John Jefferson
October 2, 1952 -- September 11, 1999
Our community lost a great person this last Saturday -- John Woolley. His friends and colleagues are deeply saddened and will truly miss him.
John was an enthusiastic geologist who enjoyed investigating the wonders of our physical world. From a small bit of rock, he could tell a story about the geologic past -- where oceans rose and fell, how the crust moved and cracked, what made the mountains rise up and where to find oil and natural gas.
He enjoyed sharing his vast knowledge of California's geology with colleagues, students and friends. He was an authority on the history and geology of Santa Rosa Island. John led many an expedition to study the island and bask in its incredible beauty.
His geologic expertise was matched by his ability to read a golf course and negotiate a little ball around it. He was a sought after partner and could always be relied upon for both sage advice and a critical shot. John had a pure swing that did justice to his uncomplicated approach to life.
We are grateful to have known and worked with such a gifted and caring person., Our hearts go out to his wife and children fro this sudden and painful loss.
From his friends and colleagues at Venoco.

CHRISTENSEN, Alvin J. (Papa)
passed away peacefully, after a brief illness on September 16, 1999. Mr. Christensen was a 40 year resident of Santa Barbara and worked at Ott's Hardware for many years and at Hopper's until his retirement.
Mr. Christensen was born April 20, 1913 to Simon and Ingrid Christensen in Adna, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dell Akin Christensen. He is survived by his stepchildren: Amanda Woodard of Hendersonville, NC, and Tom Akin of Santa Barbara; his brother, Arnold Christensen of Fresno, CA; grand children: Brett Woodard, Ashville, NC, Michael Woodard, Dana Point, CA and Jennifer Akin, Santa Barbara, CA and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Christensen was preceded in death by his brother Etlar Christensen, 3 sisters, Marie Kohrs, Agnete Birdsell and Carolyn Craven.
Prior to moving to Santa BArbara, Mr. Christensen owned and operated a hardware store and later a Dairy Queen in Marysville, KS.
Private services will be held in North Carolina.
The family wishes to thank all of his friends and the staff at Olive Gardens for their loving support and care. Think of him as you enjoy his roses.

LAMBERT, Darlene Carol
Passed away September 10th, 1999. She was born on July 24th, 1930 in Los Angeles, California. She was an only child to Orville and Emma Hood. Darlene was an active member of Native Daughters of the Golden West and a member of the Goleta Presbyterian Church. She was also an active volunteer in her community.
Darlene retired from the County of Santa Barbara in 1996 after working for many years in the Social Services Department. She is survived by her 3 children Cindy Adams, Susan Kolbo and Todd Lambert as well as two sons in law, one daughter in law, three grandsons, three granddaughters and one soon to be grandchild. All who love her very much.
Words cannot describe how much she will be missed by her family and friends. She was our hero. Services were held on September 13th, 1999 in Sacramento, California.
"We love you Mom."

WILK, Richard B.
Of Santa Barbara died on September 12, 1999 after a long illness. He was of Polish nationality, born in Leningrad, Russia on September 15, 1916. He grew up in Warsaw, Poland, and graduated as a Forestry Engineer from The University of Lwow. At the outbreak of World II he escaped from Poland and served in the Middle East in the French Foreign Legion, and in Great Britain in the Royal Air Force.
He was married in England, where he operated a photographic equipment business. A few years later he and his wife emigrated to the United States.
Settling in Los Angeles, he established several companies in such diverse fields as electrical and medical instrumentation, surgical devices, boat building, and metal finishing. Many of his inventions still have applications in the aerospace and medical industries. One of the companies he founded, Electromatic, Inc. is currently headquartered in Goleta. In 1967 Richard moved his family to Santa Barbara.
Surviving relatives include his wife Mary, his daughter Diana Wilk, his daughter Jennifer and husband Paul Jaconette, his son Michael Wilk, his grandchildren Michelle and Anthony Jaconette, and his brothers Chet Wilk and George Wilk and their families.
As a lifelong Humanist Richard had expresses a wish for no services or flowers. In tribute to his great love of the outdoors, a donation has been made to the TreePeople Charitable Organization, which will plant and dedicate a tree in his memory.

DELMARSH, Norma
Born Norma Evelyn Markell on February 3, 1911, living until September 5, 1999. She resided with her daughter Judy at Harbor View Plaza in Santa Barbara where the Bush family and residents were very gracious neighbors and close friends.
Norma was loved by many and known for her generosity and energy throughj all her years. During her early years she lived with her father Harry and mother Maude at the house where her family still resides on Helmer Ave. in Dolgeville, N.Y. Her father worked for Daniel Green Footwear Factory and also ran a farm. Norma graduated from Northville Seminary, Wellesley College and the Normal School at Cornell University, then went on to teach South American History in Gouveneur, NY.
Norma married Arch Delmarsh and proceeded to help manage Archie's Adirondack resort/hotel Rocky Point Inn in Inlet, NY on Fourth Lake. They had 6 children: Judy, Bonnie, Sunnie MacInnis, Kit, Harry and Arch III. Kit lives in Isla Vista, Bonnie in Albany, NY, Sunnie in Bend, OR, and ARch in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Norma is preceded in death by her son, Harry Delmarsh.
In the 60's the Delmarshes spent winters in Ojai. Three of her children graduated from high schools there. Norma was a fine athlete, she captained the varsity basketball team at Wellesley and excelled at golf and tennis. She was also well respected in Santa Barbara Bridge Circles - a finalist in the Hay's tournaments in '75 and '76. Norma spent her later life at the Friendship Manor in Isla Vista. She was a floor monitor, worked in the gift shop and always made store runs in her station wagon for many of the residents.
She moved to Florida to live with her eldest son Arch and his wife Shirley for a short time before she settled back in S.
B. She is survived by her only sibling William of Dolgeville, NY; her husband ARch of Grants Pass, OR; her grandchildren Eri Farish Delmarsh of Isla Vista, Sunnie Judson of Divide, CO, Kim MacInnis of San Francisco, Portia Judson of B ar Harbor, ME, Arch Delmarsh IV of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Terry Delmarsh of Syracuse, NY, and Christopher Delmarsh of Tallahassee, FL. She has three great grandchildren: Cassie, Lily and Jack.
Norma passed on peacefully in her sleep at home. In Norma's memory please contribute to the Visiting Nurses Association - they are wonderful people and a deserving organization. 

HOLMES, Lucy (Matteson)
63, died Sept. 3, 1999 of complications from brain surgery. She was born in 1936 in Boston. She moved as an infant in 1938 to Southern California, where she lived the remainder of her life, first in Los Angeles, and then, since 1951, in Santa Barbara.
She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1954 with high academic honors. Later she received a B.
A. in Art from UCSB. Her art works have been shown throughout the area. She also wrote many poems, several of which were published.
She leaves two children, Richard Holmes and Susan Holmes, two grandsons, Brian Holmes and Kevin Holmes, a brother, Charles Matteson, and three cousins, Jean Nandi, Thor Brandt-Ericksen and David Brandt-Ericksen.
Lucy acquired many friends during her life - she was very cheerful, openhearted and easygoing. She liked to talk about her thoughts and feelings, rather than "small talk" or gossip, and preferred similar people. She was generous almost to a fault, and would help a needy relative or friend even when she couldn't afford to.
Lucy is with God now. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
She was cremated on September 8. Later there will be a memorial scattering of the ashes at sea, to be announced.


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