|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
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.
CHRISTENSEN PIERCE, Joanne Adair
After fighting a brain tumor for the last five months, fellow Santa
Barbarian, Joanne Christensen Pierce, 48, passed away September 28, 1999.
While attending Santa Barbara Junior High Joanne composed the school
Alma Mater. At Santa Barbara High she participated in numerous musical
events and played the organ for the baccalaureate ceremony at the County
Bowl for her graduating class of 1968.
Not wanting to leave the serene golden sands she had been born on,
this "California Girl" continued her musical studies at UCSB as a composer
and The Music Academy as pianist. She graduated from UCSB College of Creative
Studies in 1973.
The world called her name, as it does so often with teenagers, and
Joanne went exploring for three months throughout Western Europe and behind
what was then the "Iron Curtain" countries of Russia, Czechoslovakia and
After returning home to the States, Joanne ventured to Los Angeles
where she entered numerous songwriting contests. This led to gold records
which she received for songs written for artists such as Highway 101, Juice
Newton, and Kathy Mattea.
After ten years, the freeways of LA became less serene than the State
Street she used to cruise down in her boyfriend's '56 Chevy on Saturday
Joanne moved with musician husband and two children to the Nashville
countryside where they built the city's first artist development production
studio called, Cedar House.
After thirty four years, and three Grammy nominations, Joanne was still
writing for movies and television. Just recently there was talk of a possible
Emmy nomination for Joanne's song, "What the Heart Sees" that was showcased
in the CBS Movie of the Week, "Beauty", which aired last December. In between
writing Joanne would fish in her private lake and reminisce about West
Beach's golden sands where she used to jog.
Loved by everyone who met her, Joanne was one of those rare people
who made one feel brighter about life. Her vibrant personality and heart
possessed an unshakable amount of optimism. She believed that absolutely
nothing was unreachable or unattainable -- that everyone owed it to themselves
to go after their dreams and that a person can "have it all."
Although Joanne's life was cut relatively short she lived a complete
life, with an 18 year marriage, two wonderful children, a wealth of good
friends and family, multi-songwriting awards, and a successful Grammy nominated
Joanne is survived by her husband, Johnny Pierce, her son and daughter,
Sterling Robert and Jessica Faye, stepson Jason Pierce in Tennessee and
in California, by her mother, Twila Christensen, sister Jan Masuda of Morgan
Hill and brother, Kim Christensen of Livermore, and many loving relatives.
A memorial service will be held for Joanne in Santa Barbara on October
16 at 4:30 p m at the the First United Methodist Church.
HOWELL, Christine Kelton "Cricket"
Cricket Howell was born on 12/26/22 in Joyce, Louisiana and passed
away on 09/11/99 in Oroville CA. One of 11 children of John C and Alma
Knox Kelton, Cricket grew up primarily in Arizona. She married Ralph G
O'Brien in 1940, and they moved to California during WWII. They had 4 children
and were divorced in 1959. In 1961, Cricket married George F Howell and
they moved the family to St Barbara in 1964. She worked as a bookkeeper
for various local businesses and was a perennial City College and Adult
ED student. In later years she was the co-founder of Howell's Weaving Emporium.
She was an active member of the Weaver's Guild and had many wonderful friends
in the weaving community.
Cricket was a loving mother and a true lover of mankind. She was a
bright, generous and kind woman who helped those around her, whether they
be friend or foe, throughout her life. Cricket had a passion for all arts
and crafts, gardening, and animals.
Cricket is survived by her husband George F Howell, her four children
and their spouses: Phyllis O'Brien-Jacobson, Michael D O'Brien, Linda K
Radon, and David R O'Brien, 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her 5 sisters and 1 brother. Donations in her memory
may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. For more information regarding
a future memorial service for Cricket, please call (805) 684-8849
Cricket was loved by all that knew her and she will be missed.
We love you, Mom.
Esther Sanchez Martinez
was born in Santa Barbara on March 27, 1932 passed away September 9,
1999. She was the first of twelve children born to the late Lucas and Laura
Esther, along with her siblings, Robert, Marylouise, Joe, Eloise, John,
Marcy, Hortencia, Richard, Edward, Margarita, Serene and Esperanza.
At the age of five, Esther went to live with her Grand Aunt Rita (Nana)
who lived in Santa Barbara and enrolled Esther in school.
Esther moved to San Jose shortly after she married her childhood sweetheart
Frank Martinez on January 30, 1955. Here they raised their children Frank
Jr , Fernando, Rosemarie, Frederick John and Esthermarie. She also raised
3 grandchildren, Ernestina, Tina Marie and Fernando Jr.
Esther will be dearly missed by her husband, children, 14 grandchildren,
1 great-grandchild, brothers, sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
You'll be in our hearts forever.
There will be an Intention mass celebrated for Esther, at St Raphael's
Church, Sunday Oct 17, at 5:30 pm
was born in Grangeville, Idaho. He studies photography and graduated
from The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles where he met his future
wife Jeanne (nee Dillon). He went on to be a successful commercial and
fashion photographer in new York City. During this time he developed and
patented a revolutionary photographic system called "Front Projection"
which is used in TV, still and motion pictures to this day. After losing
his sight in 1973 he turned his hobby of marionettes and puppetry into
a second career, performing and making puppets until 1999.
He is survived by three children, Hobart J Baker, Paula J Baker and
Jennifer G Sergeant. Services will be private.
died peacefully on October 11, 1999. She was born June 14, 1907 in
Northern Italy, the youngest of five daughters. She met and married John
Mondini in New York City in 1928 and supported him during his thirty-year
career in the United States Air Force. Upon his retirement in 1961 they
settled in Las Vegas, Nevada and subsequently on Long Island, New York.
He preceded her in death on August 25, 1977 after forty-nine years of marriage.
Rose became active in senior citizen affairs , in her Community until she
moved to California in 1991. She has been a resident at the Solvang Friendship
House since June 1995. She was a devoted wife and mother. A lover of children,
she found great pleasure in her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren
Rose is survived by daughters Dorothy Geissler Quadrino and Jean Madsen;
sons-in-law Michael Quadrino and Vern Madsen, grandchildren Karen Shelly,
Robert Geissler, John Geissler, Christian Madsen, and Stephanie Madsen,
and great-grandchildren Kristen Shelly, Lauren Shelly, Kaitlin Shelly,
Robert Geissler, and Steven Geissler.
Rose leaves with her family and friends the memories of her sweet smile,
her beautiful blue eyes, and her loving and gentle nature. She will be
greatly missed and remembered with love forever in our hearts.
There will be a Mass in celebration of her life at San Lorenzo Seminary
on Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 8 am.
RADISIC, Anthony (Tonko) "Tony"
85, was born in Trogir, Croatia on June 4th, 1914. He passed away October
8th, 1999 at home in Santa Barbara. Tonko received his higher education
in Split, Croatia. In 1950 he escaped with his wife and son from the Communist
rule by crossing the Adriatic Sea, from Split to Italy, in a small sail
boat. In 1951 he arrived with his family in Canada, where they lived in
Toronto and Vancouver. In 1962 he realized his lifelong dream of living
in the United States, when he moved to Santa Barbara. Here he continued
his profession as an architect until his retirement in his late 70's. Tonko
was an avid sailor and jazz buff. He and his wife Neda travelled extensively
throughout the world, visiting friends, many of whom he had maintained
contact with since his childhood. He was a stalwart supporter of Croatian
independence and welcomed the recent advent of democracy in the region.
Tonko is survived by his wife of 53 years, Neda (nee Bonacic), his
son Michael Decaris, daughter-in-law Jeanne, his beloved grandchildren
Michelle and Martin, and step-granddaughters Katherine and Melissa. He
also leaves his sister Dr Vera Cristinelli in Italy, and many nieces and
nephews in Croatia and Italy, as well as in the United States.
He will be remembered for his love of his family, especially his dear
wife Neda. He will be dearly missed by all his family.
Rosary will be held at 7 pm Tuesday at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral
Chapel. Mass will be held at the Old Mission Santa Barbara at 10 am Wednesday,
followed by a private interment at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.
80, passed away on Monday, October 11, 1999.
She is survived by her husband George Antilla and their schnauzer,
Lucy both of Solvang; daughters Jan Murphy of Ennis, MT and Corky Leslie
of Truckee, CA; sister Hope McBride of Dixon, CA and three grandsons Chris,
Scott and Alex.
Contributions to Santa Ynez Valley Hospital or Santa Ynez Valley Humane
The family held a private service.
CARDELLINO, William J
82, was born July 17, 1917 in Blairsville, PA. He died at the Santa
Ynez Valley Hospital October 5, 1999. A retired baker, Mr Cardellino moved
to the valley in 1987. A Navy veteran of WW2, survivors include his wife
Helen Cardellino of Solvang, son Bill Cardellino of Diamond Bar, CA, 3
daughters Carol Moore of Orlando, FL, Eileen Grover of San Diego, Donna
Cardellino of Nashville, TN, 5 grandchildren, Adam, Matthew, Christina,
Dena and Michael, 2 great grandchildren, Brittany and Matthew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Oct 15th at 1:00
pm at Old Mission Santa Ines with interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery
Friends can remember the American Heart Association with donations
in Bill's name.
Loper Funeral Chapel - Funeral Directors.
FEWSON, Elton Miller
Elton Fewson, 74, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Sunday, October 10, 1999,
at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, due to an illness since
June. Elton was born November 2, 1924, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Peter A and
Maude Calvert Fewson. He was a graduate of Clarinda High School and Clarinda
Community College. Elton was a veteran of World War II serving in the Air
Force. September 14, 1947 he was united in marriage to Charlotte Reynolds,
who survives. Elton worked for Brown's Shoe Fit of Clarinda, Iowa for two
years, and continued in the shoe retail business, in Council Bluffs Iowa,
Webster City, Bismark, North Dakota, and retired in Santa Barbara, California.
They retuned to Clarinda, Iowa in 1995. Elton was a member of the Masonic
Survivors include his wife Charlotte, of the home, daughters, Chris
Steiger and husband Gary of Sonora, California, Diane Dakin and husband
Mike of Clarinda, Iowa, four grandchildren, Bryan and Matthew Steiger.
Andy and Katrina Dakin, brother George Fewson of Duluth, Minnesota and
sister Mary Brummett of Clarinda, Iowa. Preceding him in death were his
parents, brother, Bob Fewson, sister, Marge Prather and one sister in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am , Wednesday', October 13,1999,
at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa, with Rev Don Fisher
officiating. There will be open visitation at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home,
Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery .
Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda,
Iowa Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
KELLY, Ralph Leslie
born 8-12-1931 died 10-10-1999. A Santa Barbara resident since 1945,
Ralph was born in Ft Bliss, El Paso, Texas and remained a "Texan" all his
life. A Disabled Veteran who served most of his military time in Korea,
he returned to Santa Barbara, eventually working for UCSB, Facilities Management
for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed motorcycle, car and boat racing,
skydiving and hang gliding. For tamer enjoyment he like bowling, archery
and Ham Radio. Prior to his illness, he was an active member of the Santa
Amateur Radio Club, achieving great fulfillment in helping the community.
Predeceased by his parents, George L and Marjorie M Kelly and his sister
Marjorie Ellen, he is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Elsie. Also
surviving are a brother Ray (Bakersfield) a niece Sharon Scott (Michael)
Onyx, Ca also, all in Bakersfield, a nephew Gary Kelly (Dezirie) a niece,
Jeannie Rich (James) and two step nieces, Zephor in Kansas and Debbie in
Kentucky. Great nieces and nephews are Tiffanie Kent (John), Scott and
Steven Obert, Joanne Wilson, Janice McCain, Jessica Rich, Brooke and Aubriana
Kelly and one great great niece Ashlynd Wilson all of Bakersfield. He has
6 aunts and one uncle and numerous cousins throughout the United States.
No services planned be deceased request. Memorial donations in his
memory to the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club, Hospice or your favorite
charity. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
LEGGE, Maxwell "Jim" "
"died October 11, 1999. He was born in Gosport, Indiana in 1901 to
a family with nine siblings. He is survived by his wife, Frances, with
whom he celebrated their 75th anniversary in December. He is the father
of 3 children, is survived by two: David Legge and his wife, Pat, of Hilo,
Hawaii and Carol LeGassick and her husband Bob of Santa Barbara. Frances
and Jim have 6 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
At the age of 15 he joined the Marine Corps and served in WWI aboard
the USS Mississippi. He is also a veteran of WW2, serving in the US Navy.
After he retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Frances
and Jim lived in Yucaipa, Kernville, Summerland and Santa Barbara and also
He was active in the Unitarian Church, volunteered in local political
campaigns and for Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader
of history and follower of current events.
His family is grateful for the excellent care he received from Visiting
Nurses and Hospice, especially Krista, Holly, Big Bob, Ricardo, and Sam.
The family requests any donations be sent to Hospice and Visiting Nurses.
There will be no services.
LUIKART II MD, Ralph
died at 4 PM Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at Cottage Hospital.
He is survived by his granddaughters, Heather and Rachael, his daughter
Crystal, and his two sons Scott and Ralph, and his spouse Monica.
Born Sept 5, 1918 in Omaha, Nebraska he lived 81 years of active and
productive life. As a physician he is recognized among his peers as a world
class doctor, known for his invention of specialized surgical instruments
and for his development of unique, intricate procedures which have helped
to advance the field of medicine, dermatology. He died in the comfort of
knowing that his life's ambition "to have made a difference in the world"
has been fully recognized. Although his family morns his loss, they rejoice
that his legacy to humanity will live forever.
McCLISH, Stanton Lloyd
died quietly at his home in Santa Ynez on Sunday, October 10, 1999,
after a short illness.
Stanton was born in Oakland, CA, October 16, 1913. After graduating
from Los Angeles City College in 1932, Stanton worked at a small local
furniture store on Western Avenue in Los Angeles. In 1944 he went to work
for the Standard Oil Company at their refinery in El Segundo where he worked
as a foreman, retiring in 1974.
In 1936 Stanton married his wife Evelyn who survives him. they had
three children and lived in Inglewood, CA, until Stanton and Evelyn moved
to their home in Santa Ynez in 1973.
A loving husband and father with many friends, Stanton was a God-Fearing
patriot who loved nature and believed in serving others. Throughout his
adult life, Stanton devoted much of his time to the Boy Scouts of America,
The American Red Cross, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, various community
service clubs, The SYV Masonic Lodge #701 and the SYV Shrine Club. He is
past Master of the SYV Masonic Lodge. Stanton was a regular blood donor
for over 50 years. His lifelong hobbies were music and reading.
Stanton believed that the Santa Ynez Valley was Paradise, and one of
the joys of his life here in the valley was the close friendships he developed
with his Masonic Brothers.
Surviving Stanton are his wife Evelyn of 63 years, his daughter June
McClish of Santa Ynez, his son Bruce McClish and wife Judy of Los Gatos,
his son-in-law Ted Oberlander of Orinda, two grandchildren, one great-grandson,
and his sister Emma Lou McClish Crouse. Predeceasing him was his daughter
Lucille McClish Oberlander.
Friends and acquaintances of Stanton's are Welcome at a Memorial Service
which will be held Saturday, October 16, 1999, at 11:00 am at the Masonic
Temple located at Oak and Second in Solvang. A light buffet will be served
following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Masonic Homes, The
Shriners' Children's Hospital, The Boy Scouts of America or a charity of
FINIS, Louis John
age 70 oF Woodbury, MN, formerly of Santa Barbara County, CA.
Mr Finis was a 35 year employee of GTE of CA. A jeweler, woodworker,
and avid bridge player. His gentle and loving spirit will be missed by
all, including "Corky," his faithful companion during his final illness.
Survived by his wife Helen Hilger Finis; sons Michael and Richard;
daughter Jeanne Greene; step-son Bill McArdle; 4 grandchildren and 2 great
grandchildren; sister Ruth Finis; nephew Craig Finis.
Private interment Ft Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials to Our Lady
of Good Counsel House.
MUSGROVE, Clarence A
age, 83. Born Aug 8, 1916 in Alexandria, ND, moved to Santa Barbara
as youth, graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1936. Lived in the
Santa Barbara County for 70 years. Active as Assistant Scout Master Boy
Scouts of America, and with the Optimists Club. He took over Musgrove's
Pest control from his founding father in 1947. The Musgrove's currently
reside in Buellton. Member of Evangel Assembly of God Church in Buellton.
He died at home Tuesday Oct. l2, 1999.
Survivors include his wife Betty Musgrove of Buellton, daughter Judy
(and husband Jerry) Wilson of Buellton, son Larry and wife Susan Musgrove
of Solvang, 4 grandchildren, Josh and Jada Musgrove, Cindi and April Wilson,
2 step-grandchildren Amy Tabor and Brian Goodwin, and 1 great-grandson
Sister - Irene Callahan of Santa Barbara, CA.
Funeral Services - Friday, Oct 15th at 11:00 am at The Loper Chapel
in Ballard. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard. Officiating
will be Pastor Timothy Manchester of Evangel Assembly of God in Buellton.
Loper Funeral Chapel - Funeral Directors 688-6684
RICHARDS, Katherine Peck
(February 17, 1918 to October 11,1999)
Passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on October 11,
Born on February 17, 1918 in West Haverstraw, NY, the daughter of Katherine
Maqueston and Gordon Hastings Peck. Two brothers, Gordon and Edward predeceased
She studied violin at Juliard and Coker College, and then studied and
graduated as a Registered Nurse at Englewood Hospital, NJ in 1943, in order
to assist her husband, John M Richards, MD, whom she married on July 5,
1938 after a long childhood companionship. She trained in eye surgical
nursing at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where her husband was as
Eye Resident Physician.
They moved to Santa Barbara in August 1947 with two sons, John Peck
Richards, and Edward James Richards. A daughter Jean Louise Richards, was
born in Santa Barbara in 1948. Three grandchildren of issue are Barbara
Minor, Madeleine Richards and Susan Richards.
Katherine enjoyed art, music, gardening, and outdoor sports. She was
a most loving and devoted mother and wife, always outgoing and helpful
in every way and will be immeasurably missed.
A Memorial Service is arranged at the WeIch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel
in Santa Barbara on Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 2:00 PM.
THOMPSON, Mary Lee
"Gone From Our Sight Forever in Our Hearts"
Services for Mary Lee Thompson, 77, formerly of Santa Barbara, CA.
A retired housekeeper who came here in 1962, will be at 1:00 p.m. on
Friday Oct, 15, 1999 at the Second Baptist Church. 26 E. Gutierrez Street
Interment will be at Santa Barbara Cemetery. Visitation will be held
Thursday at Welch-Ryce-Haider from 6:00 - 8:00.
Mrs. Thompson died Saturday Oct. 9 1999 at Tucson Medical Center, Tucson,
Arizona. She was born in King Anderson, Miss. She is survived by five sisters;
Martha Fleming of Tennessee, Elmer Lee Harris of Chicago, Jean Jones of
California, Bobbie Kirkwood of Florida, Victoria Mickell of Mississippi;
Four Brothers, Frank Vaughn and David Richey of Mississippi, Willie Richey
and Sam Richey of Florida.
Her beloved children Dave Thompson Jr. of Arizona, Leroy Thompson of
Washington, Robert Thompson and Charles Thompson of California, Edward
Thompson of Utah; Eighteen grandchildren, Eight great grandchildren and
a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
BURTON, Joseph W
72, a civil engineer in Petaluma and Resident of San Anselmo since
1958, died in the crash of his Piper Commanche airplane on Saturday, September
18th. Mr Burton's plane was overdue and reported missing on Sunday, September
19th. His aircraft, was located by the California Wing of the Civil Air
Patrol on Friday, September 24th, at 11,500 feet on Mt Gibbs near Yosemite.
Born in Los Angeles, Mr Burton grew up in Santa Barbara where he was
active in the Channel Model Railroad Club and was also an Eagle Scout.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management from U C Santa
Barbara, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
from U C Berkeley. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he graduated at the top
of the School of Engineering and placed second in his graduating class
of 5,000, vying for U C Berkeley's University Medal.
Early In his career, Mr Burton was a civil engineer and surveyor for
the Southern Pacific Railroad on the Los Angeles, Western and Salt Lake
Divisions. In the mid-60's, he founded Burton Engineers, specializing in
land division and structural design. His projects included Lake Pillsbury,
Bennett Ridge, The Ranch near the town of Sonoma, Spring Valley, Elder
Creek, Surfwood. The Lyford Drive area of Tiburon, as well as many other
residential and commercial ventures from Lake County to San Francisco and
Mr Burton helped develop the Petaluma Municipal Airport and was a member
of the Petaluma Area Pilots Association, serving as photographer and editor
of the PAPA Newsletter. An instrument-rated pilot, Mr Burton flow his own
planes for more than thirty years, most recently flying to Alabama to meet
both his maternal and paternal families. He also enjoyed reading, especially
railroad and flight history.
He is survived by his wife Patricia of San Anselmo; children Emily
Burton of Sacramento, Anne Wheeler of Seattle, Washington, and Shirley
Tuten of West Des Moines, Iowa; sister Mary Burton Forssell of Santa Barbara,
brother Ted Burton of Visalia, and nine nephews and nieces.
An informal open-invitation memorial has been planned by the Petaluma
Area Pilots Association at 2 p m on Saturday, October 16th, at the Petaluma
Municipal Airport, 601 Sky Ranch Drive Petaluma. A private service for
family and friend will be held in the spring near Santa Barbara, following
the birth of Mr Burton's first grandchild.
In appreciation of the efforts made to locate Mr Burton, memorial contributions
may be made to the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, PO Box 280,
Los Alamitis AFS, CA 90720; the Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue
Team, PO Box 616, Bridgeport, California, 93517, or to a favorite charity.
ROSENBERGER, Andy Sr
Andy Rosenberger Sr, 77, passed away peacefully at home in Ripyville,
Kentucky on the evening of October 11th, 1999.
Andy was born November 10, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Andrew Ignatius
Rosenberger and Gretchen Koss Rosenberger. Andy attended various schools
in the Milwaukee area, and graduated from the Milwaukee University School.
Andy went on to attend Lawrence University in Milton Wisconsin, but volunteered
for the Army Air Corps at the breakout of World War II prior to graduation.
Andy eventually flew 31 missions over Germany as a 1st Lt bombardier
navigator on a B-17 and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal,
both with multiple oak leaf clusters as well as the Purple Heart. He was
fond of telling the story about how he woke up one morning after a very
late evening, missed his flight, and was subsequently placed on another
airplane. The first airplane and its' entire crew were never heard from
Upon his return from the war, Andy began a lifelong hobby of collecting
and racing cars. In 1949, Andy bought an MG-TC and raced in the first Elk
hart Lake Road America street race. Andy went on to race two Jaguar XK-120s
and a LeMans model Nash-Healey in mid-western SCCA events, as well as the
12-hour Sebring, Florida race. He was second in national SCCA point standings
in B-modified in 1957. Andy was active on the Board of Directors of the
Milwaukee Region of the Sports Car Club of America, serving as program
directory and chairman. Andy was also a member of the Road Racing Driver's
Club, along with notable drivers such as Phil Hill and Briggs Cunningham.
Andy moved his family to Santa Barbara in 1959, went into the real
estate business and bought Helen Palmer Real Estate. The business was primarily
a property management business for entry-level housing, and many Santa
Barbarans remember Andy as their first landlord, some more fondly than
others. He was especially proud when a past tenant would return as one
of the property owners whose property Andy managed.
Andy served on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Riding Club,
serving both as president and as event chair.
In 1976, Andy retired and moved to his beloved 20 acres of bluegrass
where he built a house himself and continued his car hobby, eventually
building four cars of his own design from scratch.
Andy leaves his wife of 52 years, Helen Rosenberger of Ripyville Kentucky,
3 sons, Andy Rosenberger Jr of Santa Barbara, Tod Rosenberger of Oxford,
North Carolina and Geoff Rosenberger of Ripyville, a daughter, Lisa Rosenberger-Heres
of Bonn, Germany, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
At his wishes, no services are planned.
FRAZIER, Edna M
87, was born June 11, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia, passed away on October
10, 1999 in Cottage Hospital.
Edna came to Santa Barbara with her mother, Mrs Janie Jones in 1918.
She lived in Oxnard prior to 1918. She attended school in Oxnard and Santa
Barbara. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School.
She was married to Charles Frazier for 52 years. He preceded her in
During World War II, she was a welder in Philadelphia. Following the
war,, Edna and her husband returned to Santa Barbara. She worked for the
famous artist, Douglas Parshall, Jr and managed the home of Clara Fleishman
Watters, and Mr Kenneth Watters, Sr
She was an active member of St Paul A M E Church, on the nominating
committee for Church Women United, and a member of RSVP. She enjoyed wrapping
and making Christmas gifts for needy children with RSVP. She always supported
the George Washington Carver Scholarship Club and was an avid reader.
Edna is survived by her son, Marion L Brown; step-daughter, Bessie
Moseley (Billy) of Philadelphia, grandsons; Rondal L Brown and Edward Brown,
granddaughters; Angila O'Corner, Queen Riheyl (Thomas) Dorothy hart (Herman)
and Brenda Wright of Miami, Florida , great grandchildren; Rb Neisha and
Monique Brown, honoring her two latest close friends Mary J Bannaman, Miami,
Florida, and Mrs Mary K Johnson, Argyle, Georgia; and her foster brothers
and sisters Dr Charles J Lang, Alfred Lang and Claire Chisholm of Los Angeles,
CA, Frances Bynum Flushing, New York, and Inez Booth of Huntsville, Alabama;
granddaughter, Cheryl R Chisholm, of Los Angeles, CA and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, relatives and friends She will be remembered always for
her generosity, love, affection, and culture.
Her family's love will last forever.
Graveside Service will be held Monday, October 18, 1999 at 1:00 P M
at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
MORRIS JR, Donald "CHIP" Lee
38, died on Wednesday, October 13, 1999. "Chip" was born in Orange
County on May 18,1961. He resided in Orange County from 1961-1993, Green
Valley, Nevada from 1993-1995 and came to Santa Barbara in 1999.
He graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim, CA and attended Santa
Ana College. He was employed as a field service engineer by Northern Telecom.
"Chip" was involved in church activities at Our Lady of Guadalupe and
was active in his daughter, Alex's school, Open Alternative School. He
enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was known as the "Gentle Giant"
who wanted everyone to have a happy thought. Friends and family were touched
by his gentleness.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Roble-Morris and their daughter,
Alex; mother-in-law Carolina Cardona and great grandmother, Domitila Ackerman,
both of Santa Barbara; parents, Donald and Joan Morris of Las Vegas, Nevada;
sisters Peggy Hassel Balch and Pam Morris of Las Vegas, and Lisa Fields
of Orange County; aunt and uncle Judy and Pete Pinson of Orange
County; and cousins, Jennifer, Jessica, and Peter Pinson of Orange
Rosary Service will be held on Sunday, October 17, 1999, 600 pm at
McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel 1903 State Street. The Mass will be
held on Monday, October 18 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe, followed
by graveside service at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Donald L Morris, Jr
Memoria Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, La Cumbre Plaza, 3804 State Street, Santa
Barbara, CA 93105.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
ORSUA, Lisa Kristine
39, from Carpinteria, California was taken from this earth to meet
our heavenly father on Wednesday, October 13, 1999. Lisa was born to Alex
and Anita Pulido in San Jose, CA on June 4, 1960. She spent her childhood
in Ventura County and moved to Carpinteria with her family when she became
a teenager. Lisa attended schools in Carpinteria and graduated from Carpinteria
At the young age of two Lisa was diagnosed as a Diabetic. She fought
this battle gallantly all of her life. Good fortune and a kidney transplant
gave her additional years to enjoy life. In spite of her illness, and her
lack of sight, Lisa always remained very optimistic and and full of life.
She loved being with people and enjoyed making them laugh. Lisa never gave
up on her education and for many years attended Santa Barbara Community
College in quest of a college degree. In addition to being a student, Lisa
loved helping others who were in need. She worked as a care giver for those
who were handicapped by providing private support as a health assistant.
In addition to her parents, Alex and Anita, Lisa is survived by her
husband, David Orsua, and their daughter, Charmaine; her sisters, Laura,
Lorraine, Leslie Saenz and Letty Pulido; her grandparents, Carmen Pulido,
Tony and Ruth Garcia, all from Ventura; many cousins, nephews, nieces,
aunts and uncles. Her brothers-in-law, Eddie Saenz, and John James and
Jesus Robinson are all part of her family.
Lisa had the strength and courage to see the positive side of life
and her warmth and happiness affected those around her. The rays of happiness
and laughter will always be a part of those she touched.
Rosary Services will be held on Monday, October 18, 1999, 7:00 p m
at St Joseph's Church in Carpinteria. Mass will be held on Tuesday, October
19, 10:00 am with graveside services following at Carpinteria District
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sansum Medical Research
Institute (Diabetes Research), Attn: Dr Lois Jovanovic, 2219 Bath Street,
SB, CA 93105. The Institute is leading an effort to defeat diabetes by
McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
WILLIAMS, Anita M
(nee Pritzlaff) formerly of Santa Barbara, CA passed away in Milwaukee,
WI, October 11, 1999 at the age of 86 years. Preceded in death by her beloved
husband of 50 years Thomas L Williams.
She will be fondly remembered by her brother Fredrick C Pritzlaff,
nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Services were held on October 15, 1999 at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral
Home, 10121 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 followed by interment at Lincoln
Memorial Cemetery, Milwaukee. Schmidt & Bartelt, Inc (414) 774-5010.