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Giffin, Melvin O
beloved husband, father and grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday October 28, 1999.
He was born in 1917 in Kansas to Robert O Giffin and Mary Palmer. He was a Goleta resident since 1935. He served in the Army during World War II, then met and married Mary Carroll on August 16, 1947.
He began working for his father at Western Welding in 1948, established Giffin Rental in 1956 and continued operating both businesses until his retirement in 1981. Recently he was honored as a pioneer of Goleta by the Goleta Historical Society.
He was a pilot, and traveler member of the Ma–ana Dance Club, the Elks Club and attended Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; son Tom of Goleta, daughters Gail of Rapid City, South Dakota, Diane Malone of Carlsbad, California; grandchildren Sarah, Caitlin, Amy, Dane and Craig and brothers Donald and Robert.
Services will be held on Tuesday, November 2 at 11:00 am at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel in Goleta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation.

Allstetter, Jane Darsie
passed away suddenly from a severe brain hemorrhage Saturday, October 30 1999. She was 81 years old. Born in San Francisco on Christmas Eve, 1917, Jane subsequently spent her childhood on the banks of the Sacramento River, in Walnut Grove, CA. She graduated from Stanford University in 1939, and married William Raoul Allstetter in 1941, with whom she shared 35 rich and memorable years. She spent her adult life in Washington DC, Oklahoma City, and Palo Alto, and moved to Casa Dorinda in Santa Barbara in the Fall of 1994. Jane may be most remembered for her warmth, quick wit and extraordinary creativity. An ardent Democrat, a Stanford and 49er fan. A remarkable flower arranger, she served Casa Dorinda and many others as a volunteer in that capacity. Jane was also a book lover, having worked in volunteer and paid position as a librarian and bookseller. She loved to travel, and was a gardening wizard; a strong supporter of the arts, and a notable entertainer.
Jane is survived by her four children, Mary Lairon, Susan Neufeldt, Fredrick and William Allstetter, her brother, William Darsie, and her four grandchildren: Danny and Darsie Lairon, Carla Neufeldt, and William Edward Allstetter.
Services will be held in her honor on Tuesday, November 2, at 3 PM, at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara.
Memorial Contributions can be made in the name of Jane Allstetter to The Santa Barbara Public Library, at 40 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

HOPKINS, Erma
passed away October 4, 1999 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born Erma Mae Kenton in Colorado in 1917 and moved with her family to the Los Angeles area the same year. She was raised in Bell and graduated from Bell High School in 1934. Her older brother, Stan Kenton, was the famous jazz musician and band leader, and Erma enjoyed a brief singing career in the late thirties when her signature song was "Falling Love Again."
In 1940 she married Francis Hopkins, a civil engineer. The couple spent the war years in Central America as part of the war effort. After the war, they settled in Redondo Beach where they raised their two daughters, Janis and Shelley, and where Francis was the long-time city manager involved in the development of King Harbor. Subsequent to Francis's death in 1977, Erma moved to Leisure Village in Camarillo where she enjoyed a wide circle of new friends and activities. After the onset of Alzheimer's disease in 1994, she moved to Santa Barbara to be near her family.
She is survived by her daughters, Janis Culmback of Santa Barbara and Shelley Campbell of San Francisco, and her grandchildren Abby Campbell Vasguez, John Jacob Campbell, and Indira Culmback. She is also survived by her sister Beulah Baxter of Laguna Hills.
The family wishes especially to thank Trini's Guest Home, Friendship Center, and Beverly Manor for their loving attention to Erma in her last years.

MILLS, Marie E
passed away in her sleep an October 29, 1999, at the age of 92. She was born on December 14, 1906, in Detroit Michigan. Marie worked for 25 years as the Administrative Assistant of Sales for the General Mills Corporation. She and her husband retired to Santa Barbara in 1970. Marie will be remembered by her loving family and friends, as a warm, thoughtful and giving person.
Marie is survived by her caring daughter, Donna Kiesling, of Santa Barbara, her two sons, James Banfill of Chicago and Michael Banfill of Michigan, and her 11 Grandchildren and 11 great Grandchildren. Her husband, Ray Mills, preceded her in death.
Recitation of the Rosary was held at Welch-Ryde-Haider Funeral Chapel in Santa Barbara, on Monday, November 1st A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Cross Church, Tuesday, November 2nd at 10:00 am, followed by the burial at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Cross Church, CCD Programs.

OSTER, Laura Elisabeth
who died at Vista del Monte, Santa Barbara, on October 29, 1999 was known to her family as "LEO" and to her other friends as Elisabeth."
She was born in Baltimore in 1906, attended the Girls' Latin School and Goucher College in that city, obtaining a B A in 1928. A Masters Degree from Yale in 1939 that launched her career in nursing was complimented by an M S in Nursing Education from Columbia University in 1956. Thus she was well qualified to be Director of Nursing Education at St Raphael's in New Haven and at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, and instructor of Medicine at Bridgeport University, all in Connecticut. After moving to Santa Barbara in 1956 with her close friend and companion, the late Ida Meier, she worked as Director of Nursing at the Barlow Sanitarium in Los Angeles for three years and then as Assistant Instructor of Nursing at Santa Barbara City College until her retirement in 1965. They lived in "the Perch" on Loma Media for 33 years before moving to Vista del Monte on Modoc Road.
Elisabeth was a great traveler, twice circling the globe at ages of 5 and 25 years and twice living in Europe for six months, as well as visiting many Canadian provinces and most States; her last trip was to Florida in 1996. In December 1996 her Canadian niece, grand-niece and three grand-nephews, their spouses and seven children (16 in all) celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party in Santa Barbara.
Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and swimming. A member of the First Presbyterian Church she was also active in Eastern Star, Hospice, The Council of Christmas Cheer, and Altrusa of which she was President for two years.
She is survived by her niece, Elisabeth Neelin (Jim) of Ottawa, Canada, grand-niece Lisa Neelin of Ottawa, grand-nephews David Neelin of Santa Monica, Michael Neelin (Lyndal) and Peter Neelin (Kim) seven great grand-nieces and a great grand-nephew, all of Quebec Province.
She was always grateful to Sally Stewart, Ray Jewel and the staff and other friends at Vista del Monte for months of kindness and loving care.
An Independent Memorial will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday at Vista del Monte Main Lounge. In lieu of flowers please remember Elisabeth with a gift to the Vista del Monte Residence Assistance Fund or the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.

WHITTAKER, Lois M
of Santa Barbara passed away Friday, October 29, 1999 after alter a prolonged bout with lung cancer.
She was born July 29, 1923 in Oakland, Ca. the daughter of Walter and Mildred Thornton. She spent her early years in Honolulu, Hawaii and then moved to Oakland where she attended school. She danced with the San Francisco Opera Ballet Company for two years. She attended college of the Pacific.
In 1943 she married Max Whittaker and they lived in New York City for a year prior to his transfer to the Pacific Theater.
They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska after World War II. Lois worked for the art department of the University of Nebraska Extension Division and her husband was on the faculty of the Speech and Drama Dept. of the University.
In 1959 the family came to Santa Barbara where her husband was chairman of the Speech and Drama Dept at SBCC. Lois worked for SBCC in the College Bookstore until she retired. She often assisted with the choreography of the college musical productions and the Youth Theatre productions.
After retirement Lois became active as a volunteer with Planned Parenthood as an escort and as a volunteer at Vista del Monte. She was an avid traveler and was able to pursue this interest in travel despite her health problems.
Lois is survived by her husband Max, of almost 57 years, her daughter Barbara Meijer and son-in-law Hendrik of Santa Barbara, her grandchildren Sharion Marie Foust and Stuart Cameron Clayton Pendley both of Madisonville, KY and one great grandson, Davin Cole Pendley, and a niece Andrea Doughty of Rockford, Illinois.
A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at All Saints Church on Saturday, November 6th at 3:00 PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara, Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara or Make a Wish Foundation.

Mendoza, Raphael L
of Visalia, CA passed away Monday November 1, 1999. He was born October 21, 1924 in Santa Barbara.
He is survived by his loving wife Lupe of Visalia, children, Raphael, Jr of Santa Barbara, Beatrice Lomeli of Visalia, Leonard Mendoza of Visalia, Daniel Mendoza of Visalia, brothers, Vincent Mendoza of Santa Barbara, Miguel Mendoza of Santa Barbara, sisters, Margaret Mata of Santa Barbara Sally Sanchez of Carpinteria, Esperanza Mendoza of Santa Barbara, Maria Lugo of Santa Barbara, 12 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren.
Visitations will be from 4-7 Thursday at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary with Graveside Services Friday at 10:00 AM Calvary Cemetery. McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

CURRAN, John McElroy
of Santa Barbara passed away November 1, 1999 shortly before his 91st birthday. He was born November 11, 1908 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Mary and John Curran, of proud Irish heritage.
John had a distinguished career with the government throughout his lifetime. He served as a fingerprint specialist with the FBI. On the White House Detail during the Roosevelt years, he was one of FDR's personal bodyguards recalling his service to both President Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor fondly throughout his lifetime. During World War II he served with the US Army Counter-Intelligence Corps in Germany. Prior to his retirement in 1968, John was a special investigator for the CIA in Washington, D C Retiring to Santa Barbara with his wife, Helen in 1968, he did consulting assignments for the Department of Defense and also served a term in the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury.
John is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen, and his son John Curran of Goleta and daughter Kathleen Wolfe also of Goleta, as well as three grandchildren, Chris Solomon of Vallejo, CA; Kim Wolfe of Goleta, and Mary Curran, also of Goleta.
John was a loving and caring husband and a magnificent father and grandfather. His presence will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him.
A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 4th, 10:30 AM at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel, 450 Ward Drive.

MORALES, Carmen Padilla
67, died peacefully at her residence in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, November 2, 1999, after a lengthy illness. Carmen was born in Yurecuaro, Michoacan, Mexico on March 3, 1932. She resided in the County of Santa Barbara for 52 years.
Carmen's work experiences included employment with the Santa Barbara Lemon Packing Company and housework and private laundering for assorted individuals. She also provided childcare at her residence. Prior to her illness, Carmen was active in church activities at Holy Cross Church.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas Morales; mother, Maximiana Padilla (Santa Barbara); sisters, Maria de Jesus Mu–oz (Tijuana, Mexico), Esther Gaona (Santa Barbara); brothers, David Padilla and Jose Padilla, both of Santa Barbara, and Alfredo Padilla (San Jose); daughter, Merci Morales-Duprey (Tony) of Santa Barbara, and son, Jose Morales (Buellton); grandchildren, Christopher and Marissa Duprey of Santa Barbara, and Thomas and Amber Morales; and many nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Sansum Medical Research Institute (Diabetes Research), Attn: Dr Lois Jovanovic, 2219 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The Institute is leading an effort to defeat diabetes by 2003.
A Rosary service will be held on Thursday, November 4, 1999, 7:00 p m , at Holy Cross Church. The Funeral Mass will take place on Friday morning, 10:00 a m at Holy Cross Church, followed by interment services at Calvary Cemetery.
McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

SHELLART, Patricia Lynn (Ingham)
rests in peace at the age of 47 after a lengthy illness on Oct 31, 1999. Born in Billings, Montana, moved to S B where she graduated from Dos Pueblos High School. Patti worked for GTE for 22yrs in Camarillo where she resided.
Survived by her husband & two children, parents, Irene & Bill Ingham, & sister, Cindy Ingham.
Patti's laughter & kindness will be missed by her family and her many friends.
Services will be held Thursday eve 7pm at the Calvary Church, 579 Anacapa Dr in Camarillo. Donations can be sent to "Green Peace" at 1-800-326-0959

KOSKI, Helmi M
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Nov 6, 1999, at 1 pm for Helmi M Koski, 90 in the Chapel of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary. Pastor Robert Palmer will officiate. Private interment will be held in Santa Maria Cemetery.
Helmi M Koski died October 28, 1999.
She was born Feb 28, 1909, in McMillan, Mich.
Mrs. Koski was a recent resident of Santa Maria, having resided in Santa Barbara since 1982. She and her husband Ralph Koski, co-owned various businesses throughout their 40-year marriage. Mrs Koski was very active in church work and was an avid musician, playing the piano, guitar and singing. Following their retirement, Mr & Mrs Koski pioneers a Finnish Free Church in Salo, Finland, in 1974. Mrs Koski was an active member in the Gideon International Ministry in the United States and Finland, since 1950. Ralph and Helmi Koski donated the land and helped found Camp Clear in Massachusetts, used for youth and adult ministries.
Survivors include daughters Mirja Jacobsson, Mombassa, Kenya Africa and Marjatta Hamilton, Santa Maria; sons Karl Ralph Koski, Goleta , Dan Koski, Santa Maria; grandmother of David, Desiree, Marita, Michael, Esther, Nathan & Sara; great grandmother of Dana, Matthew, Paul, Moses, Joseph, and Deborah. Preceded in death by her husband Ralph Koski in 1982.
Memorials may be made to Gideon's International, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tenn, 32214.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary.

LLOYD, John William
a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 1999. He was 84 years old. Mr. Lloyd served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 where he learned to fly. After leaving the Air Corps, Mr Lloyd flew for the Flying Tigers and he was a private pilot instructor in Glendale, CA. In 1957 he began working for the FAA until his retirement in 1978. Mr Lloyd loved to travel and he traveled the world with his wife Edna. When they were not traveling he could be found bicycling five days a week. Mr Lloyd was also an avid Model Railroad enthusiast.
Mr Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Edna and his son David B Lloyd of San Francisco. He is also survived by his nieces, Susan Smith of Seattle, WA, Margaret Mc Williams of Scottsdale, AZ, Jean Myers of Charlottesville, VA and her children; Amy Van Winkle of Prescott, AZ, Tom Van Winkle of Nashville, TN and Robert Van Winkle of Charlottesville, VA.
Funeral services will be held today, Saturday November 6, 10:30am at St Raphael's Church followed by the interment at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

RIORDAN, Thomas Edward "Bud"
of Carpinteria passed away November 3, 1999 from multiple complications, 87 years young.
Born on July 20, 1912 in Santa Barbara. He worked fat Hobson Meat Company in Ventura as a young man. He then went to work for Roeser Feed, Milling Company before enlisting in the U S Army May 28, 1940 until December 15, 1944, having served in Northern France, Germany and Belgium including the "Battle of the Bulge". Decorations and citations were the "Good Conduct Medal", " "European African Middle eastern Campaign Medal", American Defense Service Medal", "World War II Victory Medal, earning four Bronze Stars. He was attached to the 899th Field Artillery Battalion, Tank Division. Having been wounded more than once, he came home safe. Enlisting in the California National Guard 144th Field Artillery from Santa Barbara. It wasn't long after that he was called to fight and help defend his country once again, he was shipped out to Korea. He also received the Medal "Army of Occupation" (Japan) His rank was First Sergeant. Upon coming home he returned to work for Roeser Feed, Milling Company where he retired after almost 40 years.
His family and friends will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and his being able to tell jokes at a rapid pace.
He was an avid fan of Baseball and especially the Dodger team. Collector of teams memorabilia.
He was a graduate from Santa Barbara High School and a member of the "Santa Barbara High School Alumni Assn."
He was a member of the "American Legion", Post # 62 for over 35 years. Also a member of 144th Field Artillery Assn. W W II, where he shared war stories with his fellow veterans.
Preceded in death by his wife Goldie, they were married Oct 26, 1945, they has been married 27 years.
He is survived by his daughters, Ms Terry Clements, Carpinteria, Mrs Shirley Shaw, Santa Barbara, sisters, Mrs Helen Thomson, Alameda, Ca , Kathryn Ilharequey of Los Angeles, five grandchildren; Mrs Kellie Woyak, Lompoc, Robert Shaw, San Luis Obispo, Lorainne Shaw of Lompoc, Thomas Clements, Deborah Clements both from Carpinteria, nine great grandchildren; Kristal Shaw, Santa Barbara, Micelle and Candra Woyak, Lompoc, Shayla and Rachel Clements, Carpinteria, Keri Ann Shaw, Santa Barbara, Donavin and Nola Shaw, Lompoc, Sierra Shaw, Arroyo Grande There are numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be graveside services at Carpinteria Cemetery, 1501 Cravens Ln, at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 8.
Flowers are welcome or you make make contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, 2942 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
There will be no viewing,
Family and friends are welcome to come to the "Celebration of his life" at 1323 Chaney Ave, Carpinteria immediately following the service.
As our Dad, Pops, Papa you will be missed by all your loved ones and friends.
May God be with you and hold you in his hands, and may the wind always be at your back.
You and Mama can now be together again and rest in peace for eternity.

CARLTON, Edna Mae
a 30-year resident of Santa Barbara, died at Cottage Hospital Sunday, October 31, 1999. She was 88.
Mrs Carlton was born May 1, 1911, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of George and Minnie Hartman. She was descended from the Singmaster family, prominent farmers in southeast Iowa and internationally known horse breeders and sellers in the pre-automobile era.
After raising their children in Washington and Dubuque, Iowa, she and her husband J Guy Carlton, a retired high school teacher and coach, moved to Santa Barbara in 1969 to be near their daughter. His death in 1986 ended a happy and uniquely devoted marriage of 54 years. In 1991, she moved to the Valle Verde retirement community, where she resided until her death.
She is survived by her son, John Guy Carlton, Jr, who with wife Muriel, lives in Sahuarita, Arizona, and by her daughter, Suzanne, who resides in Santa Barbara with husband Duncan A Mellichamp. Her cousin, Geneva Casey Parsons, whom she regarded as sister and dearest friend, survives in Seattle, Washington.
Edna Mae liked to refer to herself as "the wife of a teacher and mother of four teachers."
As homemaker, she was a true artist, happiest when immersed in the creative traditions of her midwest and family backgrounds--cooking, sewing, knitting, sketching, and painting--usually for the benefit of others. Her warmth and beautiful smile were contagious; she was a friend to all who knew her. In most recent years, these included her bridge partners, many residents of Valle Verde, and members of her church, St Mark United Methodist, which she attended regularly until that became impossible.
At her request, her remains are to be joined with those of her late husband in the land of their births in Iowa. A memorial ceremony will be held at Valle Verde, Quail Lodge, on November 11 at 1:30 PM. Arrangements are being coordinated by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
Remembrances in Edna Mae Carlton's name may be made to St Mark United Methodist Church for the children's education fund or to a charity of choice.

RIORDAN, Thomas Edward "Bud"
of Carpinteria passed away November 3, 1999 from multiple complications, 87 years young.
Born on July 20, 1912 in Santa Barbara. He worked fat Hobson Meat Company in Ventura as a young man. He then went to work for Roeser Feed, Milling Company before enlisting in the U S Army May 28, 1940 until December 15, 1944, having served in Northern France, Germany and Belgium including the "Battle of the Bulge". Decorations and citations were the "Good Conduct Medal", " "European African Middle eastern Campaign Medal", American Defense Service Medal", "World War II Victory Medal, earning four Bronze Stars. He was attached to the 899th Field Artillery Battalion, Tank Division. Having been wounded more than once, he came home safe. Enlisting in the California National Guard 144th Field Artillery from Santa Barbara. It wasn't long after that he was called to fight and help defend his country once again, he was shipped out to Korea. He also received the Medal "Army of Occupation" (Japan) His rank was First Sargent. Upon coming home he returned to work for Roeser Feed, Milling Company where he retired after almost 40 years.
His family and friends will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and his being able to tell jokes at a rapid pace.
He was an avid fan of Baseball and especially the Dodger team. Collector of teams memorabilia.
He was a graduate from Santa Barbara High School and a member of the "Santa Barbara High School Alumni Assn."
He was a member of the "American Legion", Post # 62 for over 35 years. Also a member of 144th Field Artillery Assn W W II, where he shared war stories with his fellow veterans.
Preceded in death by his wife Goldie, they were married Oct 26, 1945, they has been married 27 years.
He is survived by his daughters, Ms Terry Clements, Carpinteria, Mrs Shirley Shaw, Santa Barbara, sisters, Mrs Helen Thomson, Alameda, Ca , Kathryn Ilharequey of Los Angeles, five grandchildren; Mrs Kellie Woyak, Lompoc, Robert Shaw, San Luis Obispo, Lorainne Shaw of Lompoc, Thomas Clements, Deborah Clements both from Carpinteria, nine great grandchildren; Kristal Shaw, Santa Barbara, Micelle and Candra Woyak, Lompoc, Shayla and Rachel Clements, Carpinteria, Keri Ann Shaw, Santa Barbara, Donavin and Nola Shaw, Lompoc, Sierra Shaw, Arroyo Grande. There are numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be graveside services at Carpinteria Cemetery, 1501 Cravens Ln , at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 8.
Flowers are welcome or you make make contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, 2942 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
There will be no viewing,
Family and friends are welcome to come to the "Celebration of his life" at 1323 Chaney Ave, Carpinteria immediately following the service.
As our Dad, Pops, Papa you will be missed by all your loved ones and friends.
May God be with you and hold you in his hands, and may the wind always be at your back.
You and Mama can now be together again and rest in peace for eternity.

VAN BUREN, Margaret
succumbed to the vicissitudes of age on Sunday, October 31, 1999. She was born October 30, 1916, as Margaret Louise Williams in Silex, Missouri, daughter of Ralph E and Aletha Shoupe Williams. She was educated there receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri. In college she was active as an Alpha Phi sorority member and has kept track of many of her sorority sisters over the years. As a youth her talents as a pianist allowed her to perform a weekly radio show in St Louis. She then volunteered and served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. She spent her career in the Los Angeles area as an accountant. She moved to Santa Barbara to join her family in 1989.
She is survived by her son Robert L Van Buren, Jr, daughter-in-law Linda, and granddaughter Heather.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life.
Memorial Service, Saturday, noon, November 13th, at the Chapel of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

MOORMAN, Lois
passed away November 3, 1999. She was born Nov 27, 1914, in Oakland to JH and Mary Sutcliffe.
She moved with her family to Santa Barbara in 1927 and attended local schools. In 1939 she married Lester Moorman. In 1946 they moved to Solvang and started Valley Pump and Supply.
She is survived by daughter Diane Fochou of Palo Alto, daughter and son-in-law Linda and Gene Rasmussen of Calabasas, sister and brother-in-law Lori and Hugh Lasswell of Clovis, sister-in-law and her husband Vinetta and Glenn Miner of Santa Barbara, sister-in-law Mary Elisbeth Heidenreich of Walnut Creek, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services are Friday, Nov 12, Santa Barbara Cemetery

SOTOMAYOR, Manuel V
of Carpinteria, passed away Friday November 5, l999. He was born January 1, 1920 in San Juan, Puerta Rico.
He came to the United States in the 1930's and worked in Agriculture throughout California, settling in Carpinteria 40 years ago.
Manuel was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane in 1989. Survived by his sister Angelita Martinez of Puerto Rico.
Rosary Wednesday at 7:00 pm at St Joseph's Church, Carpinteria.
Funeral Mass Thursday at 10:00 am at the Church. Interment to follow at the Carpinteria District Cemetery
Arrangements by McDermott Crockett Mortuary.

STILL, Jack Wilkinson
was born June 22, 1922, to Jack Wilkinson Still and Lillian Elizabeth Cronin Still in Miami, Arizona. He grew up in Arizona and completed his lower schooling at Prescott High. He was called away from studies at the University of Arizona by the outbreak of World War II. He joined the 8th Army Air Corps where he trained as a navigator. He was stationed at Shipdam, Norfolk, England assigned to a B-24 Liberator squadron flying missions over Europe. Jack met and married Dorothy Jeane Miller in Houston, Texas, in 1945 when he was stationed at Ellington AFB toward the end of the war. After marrying, Jack returned to college and completed a Bachelors degree in Accounting at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. They had three children and raised them in Texas, Arizona and California. Jack and Dorothy settled, finally, in Santa Barbara County where Jack joined General Research Corporation in 1969. He retired from GRC in July 1991.
Predeceased by Dorothy (1992), Jack passed away at his home in Buellton, on November 3, 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Thorne, his sons, Patrick and Micheal, his grandson, Jackson, and his childrens' partners, David Hernandez and Brad Moore. There will be no services. Jack's family asks that his friends and relatives ~remember his joviality gentlemanliness and dignity in the occasional toast in celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, please remember the World War II Memorial Fund, C/O the American Battle Monuments Commission, P0 Box 96766, Washington DC 20090-6766, www.wwiimemorial.com.

TAKAYAMA, Debra Susan
A Memorial Service will be held for Debra Susan Takayama at the Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Way, on Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 10:00 AM.
Debra passed away on November 3, 1999 following a long battle with cancer.
Debra was born on June 17, 1956 in Pleasant Hill, California. She lived throughout northern California and graduated from Humboldt State University in 1988 with a degree in range management. Debra worked as a CDF firefighter, a US Forest Service horseback patrol officer and a Forest Service biologist. She moved to Ventura County in 1990, accepting a position as a California Department of Fish. and Game Warden. She resettled in Goleta upon her 1992 marriage to Lt Roland Takayama, also with the Department of Fish and Game. She spent her free time riding her horses, birding, painting, hunting, fishing, camping and thoroughly enjoying the outdoors.
She is survived by her husband Roland Takayama, daughter Valerie Ann Rutherford, mother Shirley Hill of Mount Shasta, brother Ronald Hill of Morgan Hill, and sister Patricia Hill of McCloud. Debra also leaves behind the greatest group of friends a person could ask for.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Debra's name to: The American Lung Association of Santa Barbara County, 1510 San Andres, Santa Barbara, CA. 93101 (805) 963-1426, or The American Cancer Association, Santa Barbara Unit, 1432 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 963-1576
We love you Deb, Happy Hunting

TUTTLE, Terence
86, of Santa Barbara, passed away November 6, 1999 as the result of an accident he sustained October 14th. Enjoying life to the fullest, his injury occurred while working on a powersaw in his beloved garage wood shop when he was struck in the head by a small piece of wood he was cutting.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 10th at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E Constance Street.
"Terry" was born November 3, 1913 in Medford, Minnesota, the first of five children to Arthur & Ethel Tuttle. He married Bernice V Kaplan in 1939, they celebrated their 60th year together this June. He went to work for Josten's, a class ring manufacturer in Minnesota in 1935, transferred to Princeton, Illinois in 1966, before relocating to the Santa Barbara facility in 1970. He retired from Josten's in 1978 after 43 years of service.
Since their arrival in Santa Barbara Mr & Mrs Tuttle have been active members of the community. They have volunteered weekly for the past 17 years delivering Meals on Wheels. Terry served as a Trustee of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara and was active for many years as a VAC, a group of men who took an active role in maintaining the church grounds.
Avid world travelers, the Tuttles visited five continents and most recently traveled with the Santa Barbara Friendship Force. Terry was a master woodworker, and enjoyed gifting those he loved with his creations. He also cherished the time he spent with his golf and bridge groups.
He is survived by his wife Bernice V Tuttle of Santa Barbara, daughter Kathy, who with her husband Bill DeBlonk, reside in Fair Oaks, California, grandsons Bill T DeBlonk of Chico, California and Bryan DeBlonk who with wife Sheila, and great-granddaughter Sierra reside in Fair Oaks, California. He is also survived by brothers Richard and Alton Tuttle and sister Gloria Timm all of Minnesota.
Memorials may be made in his honor to the Senior Center at the First Presbyterian Church or the or the American Lung Association of Santa Barbara.

KASSEBAUM, Dorothy
92 died peacefully on October 24, 1999, in Santa Barbara after a brief illness. She was born November 11, 1906 in Pasadena to Clarence and Bess Hall. While living in Santa Barbara, Dorothy frequented the Upham Hotel, which was owned and operated by her family for 67 years.
She is survived by her son, Richard Hyde Kassebaum of Ketchum, Idaho, daughter, Barbara Kassebaum Tuckley of South Pasadena, California, and one granddaughter, Wendy Sue Tuckley of Arcadia, California. She was the oldest of five children and the last to survive. A Memorial Tea will be held on Sunday, November 14, 1999 in Santa Barbara
Donations may be made to your favorite charity in Dorothy's memory.

ORTIZ, Arthur
61, of Bakersfield, passed away Sunday, November 7, 1999. He was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, graduated from SB Catholic High in 1956.
He is survived by his wife Irene Hernandez Ortiz and grandson Coy.
For information on funeral services which will be held in Bakersfield, please contact Marlene Valdez at 967-2543

PROWELL, Bernard "Barney"
74, passed away November 4, 1999 in Lake Tahoe, CA. He was born in Pleasanton, CA September 23, 1925 to Joe and Nita Prowell. Mr Prowell grew up in Bakersfield, he was a lath and plastering contractor until 1958 when he moved to Santa Barbara, CA. Barney graduated from East Bakersfield High School and attended the University of San Francisco where he played football 1947-1948. He joined the US Navy in September, 1943 and served on the USS New Mexico.
Mr Prowell was the President of the California Lath and Plastering Assoc 1969-1970. He retired in 1977 and live in Lake Tahoe until the time of his death.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy of Lake Tahoe, son Bernard of Santa Barbara, CA daughter Patricia of Las Vegas, NV, brother Willis Prowell of Seattle, WA, seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
We will forever miss your hardy laugh and warm smile.
Services were held Nov 8, 1999 at the First Baptist Church in Tahoe City, CA.
Tahoe Truckee Mortuary handled the arrangements.

SHENKMAN, Alexander Randall
son of Theodore Shenkman, deceased and Kathryn Shekman, died October 25, 1999.
A former Santa Barbara resident.
Graveside Services are at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Wednesday November 10, 1999, at 10:00 AM.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.


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