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LARK, Robert J.
age 66, of Ojai, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, in Ventura after a brief illness, He was born January 20, 1933, in Tawas, Michigan, and lived in Ojai and Santa Barbara for 35 years. Mr Clark was a mechanical technician far Polar Research. He was a member of the Ojai Valley Moose Lodge #1417 and a member of the Santa Barbara and Carson City Nevada, VFWs. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Irene Clark, of Ojai; sons, Terry Clark, of Ojai, and Douglas Larson, of Sunnyvale, CA; daughter, Diana Larson, of San Francisco; sisters, Marian Rose Wells, of Clarkston, MI, and Doris Ann Kelts, of Port Charlotte, FL, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 9, 1999, at the Ojai United Methodist Church with the Rev Robert Underwood officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home, in Ojai.

JOHNSON, Paul W
Age 59 of Solvang, CA passed away at home with family and dear friends nearby on September 29,1999. He was born January 15, 1940 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and was a 38 year resident of Santa Barbara County. He was an educator for 36 years having taught at La Colina Jr High School in Santa Barbara for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Muriel of 32 years, sons Gregory Cure of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and Randall Cure of Salem, Oregon, daughters Colette Lopez and Janine Pugh of Santa Barbara, and Janna Ferguson of San Jose, CA, he also leaves a brother William Johnson of San Diego, CA, his mother Bernice Johnson of Lompoc, CA, and 13 grandchildren - Ryan, Tim & Kaitlin Lopez, Ian, Justin and Shannon Pugh, Chantel and Burton Ferguson, Aaron Cure, Amber Yturralde, Rebekah and Clayton Cure and Sara Traeger and one great grandchild Michael Yturralde.
Paul lived life to the fullest. He was a member of the Pastoral Council and Men's Club of Old Mission Santa Ines, served on the Grand Jury, charter member of Elks of Santa Ynez and was elected Interdepartmental Chairman of the Mathematics Department of SB High School District for 2 years.
His avid love of sports included water skiing, snow skiing, golf, tennis and his favorite hobby was photography.
Paul will be remembered for his strength, humor, love of family and friends. We will cherish him in our hearts forever - 
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 10:30 AM at the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. Private interment will take place at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.
Donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

KLOZINSKI, Edward "Ed"
Edward William Klozinski, 87, formerly of Santa Barbara, died Friday, October 1, 1999 at his new home in Abilene, Texas following complications from surgery. His children were at his side.
Ed was born on May 8, 1912 in Wisconsin. He was a veteran of World War II, stationed in the Persian Gulf with the US Army. While working as a carpenter in Fargo, North Dakota, he met his bride to be, Delpha Askegaard. They were married in Ontario, Calif on June 18, 1955 and soon moved to Santa Barbara, where they raised their three children. He worked in various cabinet shops and out of his garage as a cabinet maker. He last worked for Santa Barbara County at the General Hospital as a carpenter and retired in 1977.
He will be remembered for his love of God, family and friends. His sense of humor and tender hearted ways touched the lives of many.
He is survived by his son Paul Klozinski of Abilene, Texas, and daughters, Marlene Miller of Santa Barbara, CA and Ann McDermott of Santa Margarita, CA, also his grandchildren, James and Renee Klozinski, Ryan, Tyson, and Carly McDermott, and Courtney and Dillon Miller.
Services will be held in Santa Barbara at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct 9, 1999 at 11:00 am (Foothill & La Cumbre Roads).
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ed's memory to: Hendrick Hospice Care, PO Box 1922, Abilene, Texas 79604-9938

MCGRATH, Margaret Ann Tompkins
Margaret Ann Tompkins McGrath, 80, beloved companion, mother grandmother and sister died peacefully after a short bout with cancer on September 28, 999, in Lake San Marcos, San Diego County, where she has been living for the past 15 years. Mrs McGrath was born on April 25,1919, in Santa Barbara, California, the great granddaughter of pioneer Santa Barbara settlers, the McPhail's, who operated the first Livery stable in Santa Barbara, on State Street. Mrs , McGrath was raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from Santa Barbara State College, now U C Santa Barbara, in 1942.
She and her family lived both in La Jolla and for aver 30 years in Claremont, California. A homemaker for most of her life, she began working at Honnold Library at the Claremont Colleges, after her family was raised. She retired to the San Diego area. In 1984, where she and her companion Keith Weeks, a retired music professor from Cal Poly, Pomona, enjoyed many friends, family, and travels throughout the world. She is survived by her three adult children Patrick James of Reno, Nevada, Kathleen Helen of San Francisco, and Casey Thomas of Bainbridge Island, Washington. She is also survived by four grandchildren, and by her sister, Barbara Randolph, of San Francisco. For those who knew her she will be sorely missed for her generous spirit and honesty.
Also surviving her is her long-time companion, Keith Weeks, of their home in Lake San Marcos.
She was formerly married to, and is also survived by, Thomas Henry McGrath, whom she wed in 1943.
A Funeral Mass was held at Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church in La Jolla, California, on Friday, October 1,1999, at 2 pm. Her ashes will be interred at a later date in the family plot in Santa Barbara, California.

REYNOLDS, Pamela
MAGALIA - A graveside service for Pamela Sue Reynolds, 46, of Magalia was held Friday, Oct 1, at the Magalia Cemetery.
She died Sunday, Sept 26, 1999, in San Francisco.
She was born Sept 16, 1953, to Wendell and Bonnie Reynolds in Cresent City.
In 1972 she married Richard Shipman. She moved to Magalia in 1986.
Survivors include two children, Leah Blanyer and Waylon Shipman of Paradise; her parents, Wendell and Bonnie Reynolds of Santa Barbara; a brother, Steven Reynolds of Santa Barbara; a sister, Wendy Cohn of Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren.
She also leaves a companion Samuel Chupp.
Chapel of the Pines Mortuary handle the arrangements.

RUTHERFORD, Lawrie
The funeral for Lawrie Dunn Rutherford will be at 2pm Wednesday in Community Bible Church, Butte Falls. Pastor John Adams will officiate. Interment will be in Butte Falls Cemetery.
Mr Rutherford, 72, of Butte Falls, died Thursday (Sept 30, 1999) at his home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 698, Medford, OR 97501.
He was born Feb 1, 1927 in Santa Barbara, Calif. He moved to the Rouge Valley an 1964.
On Nov 3, 1969 he married Phyllis Davis, who survives.
Mr Rutherford served in the US Navy during World War II. He was on the school board in Santa Ynez, Calif. He was a farmer and rancher in California and Oregon. He also worked as a quality controller for 3M Company, retiring in 1987. After his retirement, he was a school bus driver for Butte Falls Schools for 10 years.
Mr Rutherford was a member of the Goleta Lemon Growers Association and Farm Bureau a 30-year member of the Butte Falls Lions Club.
He enjoyed music and traveling.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Nelson, Portland,, and Nathan, Chargrin Falls, Ohio; a daughter Lawreen Brow, Gold Hill; four step-sons, Terrance Clement, White City, and Colin Clement, Brian Clement and Devon Clement, Gold Hill; two brothers, Robert, Discovery Bay, Calif, and Monroe, Santa Barbara, Calif, 17 grandchildren; and his first wife, Mildred Rutherford, Portland.
Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives

STITILS, Alphonse Anthony ("Al") 
Beloved father, grandfather, and great~grandfather, went to be with hi~ Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 1,1999. Born on January 20, 1912 in Newburyport, MA, he grew up in Brocekton and later Chicago, IL. He played trombone in his school band and remembered that they once had a famous visitor, John Philip Souza. He was awarded a college scholarship based on his swimming but attended only briefly, due to his father's illness.
He was employed as a fisherman for Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. There he met his future wife, Adelaide Erdal, who was a secretary. They were happily married for 53 years and lived most of their years in Maywood, IL with their 2 children, Nancy and Suzanne. They were active in the Southside Community Club where he often brought down the house with his renditions of "Hello, My Baby," and other songs of the day. Although raised an atheist, he still attended church with his family and even sang in the church choir. However, about 10 years ago, he made a decision to receive Jesus Christ into his heart, and continued to trust in Him, giving him peace during the last month of his failing health.
During World War II he did heat treating at the Naval Ordnance Lab in Forest Park, IL. After that, he was a curator for many years at Brookfield Zoo's reptile house in Brookfield, IL, and for a short time worked as security guard at International Harvester until he and Adelaide retired to Koontz Lake, IN where they lived until her death in 1988. At that time he moved to Goleta where he lived for 11 years.
Al was a wonderful family man and a gentleman, very sweet with a great sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his wife, Adelaide, and his daughter, Nancy Earley. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Arthur Hardy of Santa Barbara; granddaughter, Mollynda Joyce Ambrose of New York, NY; granddaughter, Linda Saldana, husband Daniel, and children, Victoria, Arthur, and D J of Santa Barbara; grandson, James Earley and children, Heather, Rosie, Jessica, and Elaina of West Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Dr Donna Fromm and husband Mike, of Lombard, IL; granddaughter Ellen Altier, husband, David, and daughter, Nina of Wheaton, IL; and granddaughter Carol Hassells, husband, Rob, and children, Brett and Nicole of Algonquin, IL as well as other family members, friends, and caregivers. His family is very thankful for everyone's loving care and prayers.
A private memorial service is planned in Goleta and a graveside service in Walkerton, Indiana.

CONTRERAS, Adella Montanes
longtime Goleta resident born February 2, 1917 passed away peacefully in her home on October 3, 1999 and is now at peace with God and all the angels and saints.
She met and married Pedro Contreras who precedes her in death. They were married 62 years. She is survived by five children who brought her much pleasure and happiness in her life: Gilbert Contreras, Lynda Contreras Iniguez, Cathy Medel, Laurie Cabrera and Michael Sanchez and her nephew Artie Montanes. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and many many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She was enjoyed by everyone.
Mrs Contreras was also one of S B Research first employees here in SB airport. She was also employed by Calval fruits and vegetables. In her lasts years she was a certified nursing caregiver.
Adella was always there to listen or help anyone in any situation. Her heart was full of compassion. She will be missed beyond words by her loving family and friends. She touched many lives. We will miss you dearly.
Visitation for Mrs Contreras will be today from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown chapel. A Rosary will be held this evening at 6:00 pm at St Raphael's Church. Mass will be held Thursday, 10:00 am at St Raphael's Church. Interment will follow at Goleta Cemetery.
Friends may make contributions to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara in memory of Mrs Contreras.

GOTTSDANKER, Many Josephine Schlatter 
born August 25, 1914, in Los Angeles California, died October 2, 1999 in Santa Barbara California. Josephine and her late husband Robert were long time residents of Santa Barbara. Josephine was the daughter of Ike and Hattie Schlatter. She spent many of her early years growing up in the Imperial Valley of California. Josephine attended Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of California at Berkeley where she majored in Clinical Psychology. Josephine was a counselor for many years at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Josephine was involved in local politics, and served on the Democratic Central Committee for many years. She was an active supporter of human rights organizations and of the arts. Josephine and Robert traveled extensively throughout their life, especially enjoying visiting France and Hawaii.
Josephine is survived by her children, Jerry and Anne, and her grandchildren Joshua and Adam Gottsdanker and Melany and Elizabeth Willekens.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Social Room at Valle Verde Retirement Community, 900 Calle de Los Amigos, Santa Barbara, on Sunday, October 10,1999, at 2:00 p m.

JENNINGS, MD, Wilson Kenneth
Ken died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Bakersfield on October 2, 1999. He was born on September 15, 1931 in Evanston, Illinois, to William Kenneth Jennings, a general surgeon and Helen Lou Wilson. The family moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1944. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1949, Stanford University in 1953 and Northwest University Medical School in 1957. He completed his medical residency in orthopaedics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 1960. He spent two years with his young family as a physician with the Project Hope in Trujillo, Peru and Jakarta, Indonesia from 1961-1963, before returning to Santa Barbara to practice medicine. He has been in private practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in Bakersfield since 1968. He was past president of the Sequoia Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association (1983), director of the California Orthopaedic Association (1982-1997), and an active member of the Quest Club.
Ken lived every aspect of life to its fullest. Throughout his life he pursued with gusto his passions of the great outdoors, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, skiing, bicycling, golf, literature, his work as a physician, and most of all, people. He will be long remembered for his overly-generous nature, his creative story-telling and love of music, compassion for those in need, and his infectious excitement and sheer love of life.
An avid sports fan, Ken was the team physician for numerous local schools including Dos Pueblos High, West High, Taft Junior College, Bakersfield College, and most recently Garces High School, as well as for other local teams, including the Bakersfield Dodgers baseball team and the Bakersfield Fog Ice Hockey team.
Ken is survived by his loving wife, Huguette, his children: Bill and Sue Jennings, (Bakersfield), Matt and Mary Jennings, (Bakersfield), Sara and Pete Pelton (Laguna Hills, CA), Joe and Trish Jennings, (Springdale, Utah), Wendy Jennings, (Ft Collins, CO), and Stephanie Jennings (Bakersfield),; step-daughters: Linda and David Davis (Madera, CA), Nancy Ayotte (Bakersfield), and Ginette Daniels (Bakersfield); seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Tom Jennings (Thousand Oaks, CA), his sister Pat Armstrong (Magalia, CA), his step-brother, Bill Holm (Roseburg, OR), step-sister, Pam Holm, many loving nieces and nephews and other relatives. He will be dearly missed by his family, numerous fraternity brothers, medical school classmates, hunting and fishing pal, golf buddies, and all others whose lives were touched by Ken as a friend, physician, and colleague.
A Rosary will be conducted by Msgr Michael Braun at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 7, followed by the Mass of Resurrection at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bakersfield (corner of Columbus and Loma Linda). In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be sent to Boy Scouts of American, Southern Sierra Council, Camp Kern Campership, one of Ken's many life long passions.

SHIELDS, Linda E
On Sunday, October 3, 1999, Linda Elva Shields, 56, beloved wife of Charles and mother of Jason, Leilani, and Valentina died in Santa Ynez in her favorite place, her home, in the presence of the people who were so important to her, her family, after a courageous struggle against coronary artery disease.
Linda was born in Palo Alto on December 26, 1942 and graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1960. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and then California State College at Los Angeles, where she received a bachelor's degree in social welfare. After a marriage to James McCrary and the birth of Jason she eventually met and married Charles, Linda and Charles helped in raising a nephew, Thomas, and later their daughters, Leilani and Valentina. During her marriage to Charles, she resided in Ventura, California (1978-1986), Santa Barbara (1986-1994), and Aurora, Colorado (1994-1998). Linda returned to California, 1998.
Despite her illness, which included rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, she was a devoted mother to her children and a talented artist.
She will be dearly missed by her family and her many friends for her warmth, caring, sparkling personality, sense of humor, and inner strength in the face of adversity. We will cherish her in our hearts forever.
Linda is survived by her husband and children; her brother Gary Moore of Reno, Nevada; a cousin Larry Sebring of Palo Alto; her sisters-in-law Ingrid Moore of Reno, Nevada and Lori Avila of Fresno; and other relatives.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 11:00 AM at the Ballard Country Church in Santa Ynez Valley.

ZWIMPFER, Marie J
87, of Santa Barbara, died early Saturday morning, October 2, 1999, at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital.
Miss Zwimpfer was born January 30, 1912 in North Plains, OR, and has lived in Santa Barbara since 1919. She attended our Lady of Guadalupe grade school and Notre Dame High School. She worked for Carroll Plumbing for ten years, Ingalls Plumbing, and Hendry Mechanical Works as secretary/bookkeeper for 16 years, retiring in 1977.
Miss Zwimpfer was fluent in Spanish and as a young woman danced with various groups in the annual Fiesta. She enjoyed music and ballroom dancing.
She is survived by her sister Frieda C Zwimpfer of Santa Barbara, and nieces Barbara Schwendler, Atlanta, GA; Helen Wallin, Harbor, OR; and nephew Paul Zwimpfer of Carlsbad, CA.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Thursday, Oct 7, 1999 at 9:00 AM. A Rosary will be said prior to the Mass.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Monastery of Poor Clares or Our Lady of Sorrows, Santa Barbara.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel.

ALDECOA, Dom
A 46 year resident of Santa Barbara passed away Monday, October 4, 1999 as the result of severe injuries incurred in a fall. He was born in Boise, Idaho April 17, 1914. 
Mr Aldecoa was transferred to Santa Barbara in 1953 by his employer the J C Penney Co to assume the position as manager of the Santa Barbara store which at that time was located at 1109 State Street. Following his arrival he was also assigned the task of supervising and coordinating a major remodel and expansion of the store. His diligent efforts were successful and the sales volume substantially increased. His abilities in the retail field were soon recognized by the major merchants in the downtown area and he was asked to join the Board of Directors of the former Retail merchant Association. This group is now known as the "DOWNTOWN ORGANIZATION". During his tenure on this board he was elected to serve a 2 year term as President. He also served as chairman of the City of Santa Barbara Parking Commission and help instigate the creation of the present downtown parking lots that also led to the ultimate building of the present multi-story parking structures. 
Mr Aldecoa served for many years as a director of the Old Spanish Days Fiesta Board and was elected as the "EL PRESIDENTE" for 1967. He was a former director of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce and his service club membership with the Santa Barbara Host Lions Club exceeded 40 years. His employment with J C Penney Co was for a period of 40 years 32 of those years were in the management division. He retired from the company in 1974. 
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gen, son, Jim and daughter-in-law, June, grandchildren Marc & wife Laura, Robert & wife Terri and granddaughter, Michelle, great grandchildren, Melissa & Marc John. All the above are residents of Santa Barbara. His surviving brothers are Louise & Fermin of Boise, Idaho and Emilio & wife Louise of Spokane, Washington.
Mr Aldecoa's eldest son Marc passed away in 1995.
Private committal services will be held. In lieu of flowers friends may remember their favorite charity. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider, Funeral Chapels. 

BOWMAN, Ethel Hart 
passed away in Santa Barbara recently at the age on 96. She had resided there since 1953 when she and her late husband Walter E Bowman purchased a home in the Riviera section. Mr Bowman had been a District Plant Supervisor with Southern Calif Edison Co Prior to the move to Santa Barbara they had lived in Tulare County. He had been a manager in the Exeter office during the 1920 and 30's later being transferred to Lindsay, Delano, and finally Porterville. 
Ethel was the daughter of Charles and Lila Hart who had a large ranch near Famersville. Her maternal grandparents where Frank (a Civil War vet) and Ellen Conlee of Springville, Porterville and later Exeter. She attended elementary school at Outside Creek, High School at Exeter and later Visalia and finally Dominican College in San Rafael. Mr and Mrs Bowman became Master Bridge players in Santa Barbara and Ethel continued to play after Walters death in 1987. She was also kept busy with her painting in later years. Her last few years were spent in Residential and Convalescent care. 
She is survived by two sons; Donald and Susan Bowman of Santa Rosa, Walter and Elizabeth Bowman of Newport, OR, and their respective children and grandchildren. 
Mrs Bowman passed away September 21, 1999 and services were held at Santa Barbara Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider. 

CONTRERAS, Adella Montanes 
longtime Goleta resident born February 2, 1917 passed away peacefully in her home on October 3, 1999 and is now at peace with God and all the angels and saints. 
She met and married Pedro Contreras who precedes her in death. They were married 62 years. She is survived by five children who brought her much pleasure and happiness in her life: Gilbert Contreras, Lynda Contreras Iniguez, Cathy Medel, Laurie Cabrera and Michael Sanchez, her nephew Artie Montanes. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and many many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She was enjoyed by everyone. 
Mrs Contreras was also one of SB Research first employees here in SB airport. She was also employed by Calavo fruits and vegetables. In her last years she was a certified nursing caregiver.
Adella was always there to listen or help anyone in any situation. Her heart was full of compassion. She will be missed beyond words by her loving family and friends. She touched many lives. We will miss you dearly. 
Visitation for Mrs Contreras will be today from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown chapel. A Rosary will be held this evening at 6:00 pm at St Raphael's Church. Mass will be held Thursday, 10:00 am at St Raphael's Church. Interment will follow at Goleta Cemetery. 
Friends may make contributions to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara in memory of Mrs Contreras. 

MONTENEGRO, Sammis Geraldine Beatrice 
passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara on Sunday, October 3, 1999. Geraldine was born in Manhattan, New York on November 10, 1910. Her Aunt May and Uncle Bill Ingram raised her in Port Washington, NY. Geraldine came to California to visit her grandmother Roseann Dunleavy (Irish cook extraordinaire) who worked for Max Fleischman in Montecito. She then moved to Santa Barbara in 1932 along with her Aunt and Uncle William and Mary Elizabeth Ingram, and their children William Jr, John and Roseann. Geraldine began a local seamstress career working for Aniello Renga (the patriarch of the current large Renga family) at his Upholstery Shop. Later she was the chief seamstress for Your Remnant Store where Geraldine made beautiful draperies that hang in many Santa Barbara homes today. Geraldine was married for 44 years to George Montenegro who passed away 4 years ago. Her brothers, Sherman and Bing, also preceded her in death. She leaves behind her sister Virginia Head and niece Jackie of Santa Barbara her brother Ralph of Syracuse, NY, her brother Clifford Redinger of Huntington, Long Island, her stepson Richard and his family of Tucson, Arizona. She also leaves the nieces and nephews of Sherman and Bing and nieces and nephews of George's family in Arizona. The nieces and nephews of the late William, Jr. and John Ingram who are among her large extended family will also remember her with much love. Over the past several years Geraldine enjoyed her friendship with Frances Romero and enjoyed being involved with the Royal Neighbors of America. Geraldine was especially close throughout her life to her cousin Roseann Ingram Boeffner, Roseann's husband John and their 6 children and 11 grandchildren. Geraldine stepped in when Roseann at 15 was without a mother. Geraldine shared a home, many everyday and special occasions with the Boettner family. She was lovingly known as ÒGÓ to them and was a very special member of their family. G was especially fond of animals. Her poodle was lovingly adopted through the D A W G organization upon her death. Donations in Geraldine's memory may be made to DAWG.
Visitation on Thursday at Welch-Ryce-Haider, Santa Barbara from 5-8pm and funeral service with Rev Father Virgil Cordano OFM officiating at l0am on Friday, October 8 at the Chapel at Welch-Ryce-Haider with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

ALLEN, Kathleen Eleanor
89 passed away the morning of October 6 in Milpitas, CA where she was living with her daughter. She was born September 12, 1910 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The family moved to California when Kay was 12, they settled in Santa Barbara where she attended school, graduating from Santa Barbara High in 1929. She met George Sidney Allen and they married in March of 1931. Sid preceded her in death in 1959. In 1954 Kay went to work at Sansum Medical Clinic and stayed for 27 years retiring in 1981. 
Kay was a very active member of our community, she was the Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, belonged to the Grandmother's Club, the Sempre Fi (Mother of Marines) and was a long standing member of First Presbyterian Church.
Kathleen is survived by a daughter Kathryn Atsatt, son-in-law Le Baron and grandchildren Richard Atsatt, Cortney Atsatt and Karyn Jackson. She also leaves a daughter-in-law Valerie Allen of Santa Barbara, grandchildren Jennifer Hamilton, Jeffrey Allen, Sally Delgado and Elizabeth Casteel. Kay was preceded in death by her son Robert Sidney Allen in 1976.
Her sister Isabelle Bush and brother-in-law, Charles Bush also survive as well as 14 Great Grandchildren.
A Memorial Service is planned for Monday October 11, at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at the First Presbyterian Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please remember Kathleen with a gift to your favorite Charity.
Kay was a very giving person, she never left the house without something for someone, she will be greatly missed by all her friends and family.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

LOVGREN, Doreen
Doreen Jean Lovgren died October 6, 1999 after fighting a lenghtly illness. She fought to the end but lost her battle with a rare cancer.
Doreen was born in Mankato, Minnesota on December 1, 1950, the first of four children of Glenn and Betty Putrah. She lived on a farm all of her early life and, as the oldest, worked hard on the farm which she often thought fondly of in later life. She had a large and extended family there with not only her immediate family but many' aunts, uncles and cousins.
After graduation from high school, she struck out on her own, working as an emergency room nurse at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis for about a year. In 1969 she struck out for California. She settled here on the South Coast. There she met Bob Lovgren at Bray's Restaurant where she worked as a waitress. They married in 1975. She and Bob engaged in various businesses before settling into the property management business which she enjoyed and was active in until the illness.
A woman of simple pleasures, Doreen's one great passion was the land. She loved to garden, landscape and work her small farm. For neighbors she could be seen driving her tractor with her ten dogs following behind. That scene will be etched in our memories forever.
Doreen leaves her parents who live in Trenton, Missouri and her sister Denise Putrah of Overland Park, Missouri, her sister Jean Collings and her husband Clay of Princton, Missouri and her brother Danny Putrah and his wife Beth of Neosho, Missouri. She also leaves her niece Ann and her nephews Clint, Jason, Burton and Conrad. Doreen is also survived by her husband Bob and his large family who all dearly, dearly loved Doreen especially his mother Florence, 94, who was also brought up on a farm in Minnesota.
Services will be held at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 3942 La Colina Road in Santa Barbara on Saturday, October 9, 1999 at 1 P M Call 967-6653 for directions. All are welcome to celebrate and remember her life. Flowers can be sent or brought to the church. Doreen loved all kinds of flowers. Doreen will be cremated and her ashes spread at the Continental Divide at Pike's Peak in Colorado. That was her wish.
Doreen lived a good life. She believed in God, loved her family and special friends and loved all animals, especially her dogs. She was a good human being. She always listened to people and helped them. She worked very hard in her short life. Doreen was loved by all who knew her. It can truly be said that everybody liked Doreen.
We love you Doreen. You deserved more but you are now with your God in a happier place at peace.

ROOK, Nina Wilding
Age 50 of Santa Barbara, CA was born into eternal life at home with family and dear friends nearby on October 6, 1999. She was born on June 24, 1949 in Scranton, Pennsylvania and was a resident of Santa Barbara, CA for 21 years.
She is survived by her husband Tom Rook of 14 years, a devoted mother to son Davis (age 12) and daughter Anna (age 10). A beloved daughter of Cubbie and (Helen) Wilding, sister of Tom Wilding, Ken Wilding and Dave Wilding, aunt of Marta Pringle, Jenny Meagher, Jason Wilding, Katie Wilding, Jessica, Malia, Sadie and Alec Byerly, Mike and Megan Amboian. Also surviving her are 12 brother and sister-in-laws and many dear friends.
Nina lived every moment with elegance. Her love and devotion taught all of us how to embrace the spirit of life. To honor her memory and celebrate her life, a private wake for friends and family will be held on Friday, October 8, 1999. A closed casket and service open to the public will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 9, 1999 at Unity Church, 227 E Arrellaga, Santa Barbara, CA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milagro Foundation for children, founded by Carlos Santana, P O Box 9125, San Rafael, CA 94912. www.santana.com/milagro

SNYDER, Claude Otto
On Monday, October 4, 1999, Claude Otto Snyder, age 94, passed away peacefully with the love and blessing of his family. Claude was born August 20, 1905 in Buffalo New York. He attended public schools, worked in the family grocery store, and pursued an early interest in marketing and advertising. In 1931, while working for the Buffalo Evening News, Claude met and married the love of his life, Annie Hall Green. The couple was soon blessed with their first and only child, Patricia Ann Snyder who was burn June 28, 1932. In 1945 the family relocated to Santa Barbara California where he had been offered a position as Advertising Manager with the Santa Barbara News Press.
Claude enjoyed a 25-year career with the News Press and received many awards for excellence in Display Advertising. He also served as President of the Santa Barbara Ad Club and was an active member of the Downtown Lyons Club. Claude touched the lives of many people and always conveyed a genuine interest in the well being of others. He always chose to see the best in people, and gave hope and encouragement to those experiencing difficult times. Throughout his lifetime, he extended a helping hand, offered an opportunity for employment, or offered a monetary gift to help a person get back onto their feet. He never looked upon someone as a lost cause, just as a good person who was down on his or her luck.
In 1970, Claude retired from the News Press and traveled with his wife Ann until her health deteriorated and she became home bound. Claude was tireless in his efforts to provide loving home care during the last three years of her life. In May of 1987, Claude lost his wife of 58 years to acute emphysema.
Claude Snyder was a family man who was always interested in the day to day activities of his daughter, Paddy, his son-in-law, Bob Wayland his grandchildren Kristine Wayland and Kimberly Kritz, grandson-in-law, Steve Kritz and his great grandchildren Tyler and Dayna. He attended special family events with exuberance and pride and was a constant integral part of each family member's life. He will be dearly missed by all of us. We will always remember him as a man who modeled integrity, compassion, empathy, hope, encouragement, humor and laughter.
The family held private graveside services on Friday. October 8, 1999. Friends wishing to remember Claude may send donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 14 W Valerio Street, Santa Barbara Calif 93101.


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