County's First Girl Scout Eagle Scout, Educator, Lois Duarte of Valencia,
California, died November 7, 1999, after a long illness. She was born in
Chapman, Kansas, July 4, 1919 and came to Santa Barbara at 14 months of
age with parents George and Barbara Delher and sister Doris Mae, 4. Lois
attended local schools and participated in vocal groups and girl sports.
She and her sister were proteges of Hugh and Margaret Deering, naturalists,
and helped them research data for the book, Native Flora and Fauna of California
which was a textbook for Stanford University. She was the first Santa Barbara
County Girl Scout to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. At Santa Barbara
State College she was president of the Women's Athletic Association, served
as Student Council; a member of the sorority, Phi Kappa Gamma. She was
one of the three college women to meet and visit with Martha Graham, famous
ballerina and innovative choreographer in Hermosa Beach and Burbank.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Norbet Duarte, daughters,
Diane Babko, Valencia; Michelle Kilroy, Northridge; sons-in-law, Robert
Babko, Gerard Kilroy; grandchildren, Jeffrey Babko, South Pasadena, Pamela
and Stephen Kilroy, Northridge.
Private graveside services will be held at Santa Barbara Cemetery,
Friday, Nov 12, 1:00 pm. Memorial Services will be at Bethany Presbyterian
Church, Saturday, November 13, 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or to American Heart Association.
MORELOS, Hilda Vazquez
64 passed away on Friday, November 5, 1999, Hilda was born in Celaya,
Juanajuato, Mexico on April 7, 1935.
Hilda came to California in 1963 and settled in Santa Barbara. She
was preceded ill death by her father, Fidel Vazquez.
She is survived by her mother, Esperanza Morelos Chavez, sisters, Laura
Ponce de Leon Vazquez of Mexico City, Mexico, Guillermina Corral and husband
Leopoldo of Santa Barbara, Teresa Castillo and husband Luis of Santa Barbara,
brothers: Maximo Vazquez and wife, Carmen of Modesto, Joe Vasquez of Santa
Barbara, Fernando Vasquez and wife Ruby of Modesto, Ralph Vasquez and wife
Pauline of Ventura and several nieces and nephews.
She attended Alpha Center Resources for several years. Donations to
Alpha Center and Visiting Nurses appreciated.
Rosary will be held at 7:00 p m , Thursday November 11, 1999 at Welch-Ryce-Haider
Funeral Chapel, 15 E Sola St in Santa Barbara. Mass will be held at 10:00
a m Friday, November 12, 1999 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church of Santa Barbara
with Graveside services following at Calvary Cemetery of Santa Barbara.
Arrangements are under the direction of Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels
of Santa Barbara.
OVREBO, Luella Venetta
was born to Josie and Julius Jacobson on November 18th 1900. She passed
away at her home in Goleta Ca on November 8th, 1999 just 10 days shy of
her 99th birthday. Luella lived a long and full life. She started out in
life as the true "Farmer's Daughter," working hard as a young girl, caring
for everyone from farm hands, to parents, grandparents and her four younger
brothers. Cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children was a big part
of her young life. She also attended Milton College, Milton, Wisconsin.
Once married she left the farm and became the perfect picture of class
as she fulfilled her role as the wife of Professor Paul Ovrebo. During
those depression years she not only cared for her son and her husband,
but also her brothers and her husband's brothers. As each brother left
home they each found another home with Luella and her husband Paul. This
is how she lived her life. Opening her heart and home, and caring for anyone
in need. Over the span of her life she touched many many people with her
caring love. She was always there for a friend in need. She was much loved
by not only her family but also her friends, many of whom comforted her
in her final days.
Luella is preceded in death by many of her friends and family. Including
her husband, Dr Paul J Ovrebo who died in 1986. She is survived by her
son of Goleta Ca J Paul Ovrebo, her daughter-in-law Eleanor Ovrebo and
four grandchildren; Mark Ovrebo, Joyce Ringer, John Ovrebo and Gail Friestad.
She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to share her memorial service to be held at Christ
Lutheran Church, 6596 Covington Way, on November 12, 1999 at 2:00 pm. In
lieu of flowers, please remember Christ Lutheran Church or Hospice Services
of Santa Barbara, 222 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. McDermott-Crocket
Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
SINGLETON, Robert Cooper
the son of Ethel and Frank Singleton was born in Watertown, NY June
21, 1915, passed away in Santa Barbara November 9, 1999.
He was an alumni of Syracruse University. Served as a Captain in the
US Army during World War II in England and France. Following this he was
the Public Information Officer for Los Angeles County Fire Department for
20 years. For the next six years he was a counselor at Woodbury College.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Constance Derby Singleton whom
he married in 1991.
Father of four, Michelle Oakland, Sandra Bike, Patrick Singleton, Vicki
Chesbro and grandfather of Brittany Singleton.
We are honoring his wish that no funeral service be held.
Please make any contribution to Leigh Block Hospice House, Santa Barbara
in his memory.
Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge of arrangements.
WALLEY, Bruce R
May 25, 1954 - November 7, 1999
Bruce R Walley, born in Gadsden, Alabama, on May 25, 1954, died unexpectedly
on Sunday, November 7, 1999 in Santa Barbara.
Bruce is survived by his mother, Mrs Betty J Stephens; his sister,
Mrs Joi K Stephens-Djordjevic of Santa Barbara; his son, Ernest of Nevada
City; his sweetheart, Tracy Darwin; three uncles, Andrew Jordan, John Jordan,
and James Jordan; aunt, Mrs Tempie Thompson of Alabama and Aunt Peggy,
Uncle Vince and Cousin Michael Romero of Lompoc; many aunts, uncles and
cousins who adored him and his wonderful nephews and niece: John Thaddeus,
Ryan and Alexandra.
Bruce graduated from Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, California
in 1973, and he attended Sacramento State College. He is remembered by
his friends for organizing the biggest and best parties in the history
of Nevada County. After graduation, he started his own moving business
specializing in moving buildings, large industrial equipment and vaults.
He had a passion for collecting old cars, mechanical things - and everything.
He was especially proud of his 1936 Packard and his "Woody" wagon.
He was a member of the County Fair Board in Nevada County and a regular
exhibitor of his antique gas engines.
Bruce moved to Santa Barbara from Nevada City in 1991 to participate
in the family business, Excel-Mineral Company, Inc. where he served as
special projects manager for the company in California, Georgia and Florida.
Bruce referred to himself as a "nuts and bolts" guy, but he was much more.
He was a rare combination of incisive intellect and down-to-earth good
sense heavily laced with honor, compassion and wit.
He particularly loved working at the company's manufacturing plants
where his genuine manner and love of people endeared him to all who came
in contact with him. After the sale of the family business, he purchased
a local business which he managed, along with his other business interests
in Northern California, until his death.
Bruce was devoted to his family and friends, and they to him He kept
in touch--and touched everyone great and small with his own special, quiet,
solid kind of love. His family was sacred to him, and he spent time with
them every day. Daily lunches with his mother and/or his sister Joi were
a much-loved ritual. They traveled together throughout the world, enjoyed
entertaining a wide circle of friends, as well as quiet evenings around
the dining table.
He was the best son, brother, father and friend anyone could have.
Joy followed Bruce wherever he went. He made us all laugh, and he loved
us in spite of our faults. He leaves a vacuum in our lives that can never
Services will be held in the Chapel of Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary,
15 East Sola Street, Santa Barbara at 10:00 a m on Friday, November 12.
Internment will be at Santa Barbara Cemetery immediately following
services. A reception will be held at his mother's home following internment.
Friends in Grass Valley are planning a memorial service to be held
WHITE, Christine Hollingsworth Lowe
Christine White was born in Columbus, Ohio, on September 20,1931 to
Mamie Alice (Davis) and Charles Hollingsworth, both passed on. She's gone
home November 5, 1999, due to the ravages of cancer. She is now with her
beloved grandparents, Lena and Norman Hicks.
At the age of 14 she began her nursing career as a ward clerk at Mt
Carmel Hospital, then as an LVN there in 1953. She also worked at Children's
Hospital and Mercy Hospital. At the age of 17 she modeled for Vogue and
other magazines through the Norma Simmons Modeling Agency in Columbus.
Christine nursed in Presque Isle, Maine, and in Santa Barbara where she
settled with her family in 1961. There she gave birth to the last of six
children who survive her.
Still residing in Santa Barbara are: Marva Lynne Lowe, Brent Michael
Lowe, Norman Wesley Lowe, Darla Denise (Lowe) McDavid, and Sandra Barbara
(Lowe) Wallace. Her eldest son changed his name from Marvin Lowe III to
Rian Kelley and resides in Oakland, CA.
Christine married her second husband, Terry Dean White, on June 16,
1972, in Bardsdale, CA. They were devoted to each other and were showered
by God's love that continuously guided, protected and comforted them until
death parted them.
Christine is also survived by four grandchildren: Johnny Lowe, Cassandra
Marie Wallace, Michael Jon Wallace and Daniel Gray McDavid. Also there
are two sons-in-law: Timothy Wallace and Richard McDavid. Others are her
husband's family: Edna Mae White, Sherry Katherine White and Bruce Edward
White; plus many friends and prayer supporters.
Christine will be buried on November 12 at Riverside Veterans National
Memorial Cemetery with all such particulars being handled by Akes Family
Funeral Home in Riverside, CA.
Please offer any tributes for Christine in the form of contribution
to The City of Hope.
a long time resident of Santa Barbara passed away on Wednesday. She
was 82. Born December 28, 1916 in Montecito, she attended Montecito Union
School and Santa Barbara Junior High.
In 1931 her parents took her and her sister to Italy returning in 1935.
In 1939 she returned to Italy and to marry Attilio Toscan on March 2, 1940.
During WW II she was a translator for the allies. She returned~ to
the states in 1946 with her daughter, where she was a seamstress for Trenwiths.
Her husband came to the states in 1947. They purchased Benny's Cafe'
in 1955 which was renamed Toscan's. It was sold in 1977 when they both
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Attilio, daughter Nadia
and Rudy Hernandez, and her son, Robert (Bobby) and Cynthia Toscan. Her
sister, Antoniette Montini of Tucson, AZ. Her grand children Lisa James,
Mark Hernandez, Beth and Anthony Toscan. Five Great Grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews also survive her.
Mrs Toscan was a member of The Son's of Italy and The Italian American
A Rosary will be held tonight, Friday November 12, at 7:00 a m at The
Old Mission. The Mass will be held on Saturday, November
13, at 10:00 a m at The Old Mission followed by Interment at Calvary
Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheirner's Association of Santa
Barbara, 2024 De La Vina, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels
WHITTLE, Carl James
of Tehachapi, CA passed away Nov 8, 1999 after a lengthy illness. He
was born on March 22, 1921 in East St Louis, IL to James and Helen Whittle.
Carl married Louise "Marie" Kimbrough on Feb 14, 1942 in Florence,
AZ. He served in the US Army from 1942-45 as a Tech Fourth Grade in the
3180th Signal Service Battalion out of Hermosa Beach, CA.
He was a general carpenter for 27 yrs working mainly in the Santa Barbara
area. After retiring, Carl and Marie settled in Tehachapi, CA.
Carl and Marie's son Michael Carl Whittle, born Sept 22, 1950, died
in Seoul, Korea in April 1973 during the Vietnam War. In addition to Michael,
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, sister (Mary Lou Reynolds),
and most recently his nephew (James Edwin Whittle III).
He is survived by his loving wife, Marie, brothers James Whittle of
Santa Barbara, Larry Whittle of Hesperia, CA, stepdaughter Virginia Batton
of Grants Pass, OR, stepson Kenneth Schaffer of Phoenix, AZ, 10 grand children,
10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Carl will be missed by all and will be remembered with many fond memories.
A family memorial is being planned at the Goleta Cemetery, where Carl
will be placed beside his son Michael.
nee Countess Monique Katherine Mathilde Mat de Wynants died November
11, 1999. The cause was breast cancer. Monique was an Honor Graduate of
the Beaux Arts in Bruxelles., Two of her works hang in the Royal Residence
at Laeken, Belgium. She served nine years as a volunteer in the Belgian
Red Cross driving ambulances and twice transported medical supplies to
Budapest at the height of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The next year
she participated in the front line of the evacuation of victims of the
disastrous Netherlands floods. Monique was active in charitable causes
throughout her life eventually founding the Arias Foundation which cared
for children wounded during various conflicts.
She discovered cooking and baking at thirty years of age and many of
her Santa Barbara friends enjoyed the fruits of her hobby.
She is survived by her husband Alan and three loving stepchildren,
Alan Jr , Betty and Mary whom she raised and two grandchildren: Brandon
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
DAVIS, Jerry Dwayne
a life-long resident of SB County, died unexpectedly at his home in
Isla Vista Nov 3, 1999. Born in Santa Maria on Aug. 15, 1953, Jerry was
the 2nd son of Mattie and the late Floyd Davis.
Jerry's contributions to the community that he loved were many. He
was a tireless volunteer at the Parks and Recreation's annual Junior Wheelchair
Sports Camp, the Community Access Network sponsored by the California Dept.
of Rehabilitation, and the IV Recreation and Parks District. He served
as a member of the SB County Assn. of Governments' South County Transportation
Advisory Committee, the SB Disabled Advisory Committee on Access, and the
V. Community Advisory Committee, as well as on the board of directors
of the Independent Living Resource Center. Jerry's enthusiasm and unwavering
dedication to enhancing the lives of persons with physical challenges will
be sorely missed.
Jerry is survived by his mother Mattie (Santa Maria); sister Lindse
(SB); brothers Robert (Atascadero) and Chris (Santa Maria); nieces Lori
and Kim; nephews Jimmie, Kyle and Mychal; 7 great-nieces and nephews; aunts,
uncles and cousins to numerous to mention by name; and a family of friends,
who gave him undying love and support. His older brother, Jim, died in
Family and friends are invited to a memorial ceremony at 2:15 pm, Tuesday,
Nov 16, at the Westside Center auditorium, 423 W Victoria. A potluck immediately
follows the service. In lieu of flowers, friends are planting 2 trees in
Jerry's name in IV Park; and, to realize Jerry's long-held dream, the family
is establishing a fund to provide a scholarship for the Junior Wheelchair
Sports Camp. To contribute, please contact Lindse Davis at 967-6857.
DUUS, Elisa (Lee)
93, passed away November 9, 1999 in Solvang. She was born in Denmark
June 9, 1906, and emigrated with her family to America in 1912. She spent
her formative years in Viborg, SD. In 1925 she Came to Solvang with her
sister to attend Atterdag Folk School.
Elisa enjoyed adventure and was always ready to go. She spent a year
in Denmark, hiked through Norway, mined gold in Nevada and lived for various
periods of time in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. She performed
with a folk dancing group for the 1932 Olympics at the Rose Bowl. She took
great pride in being a member of the Nurses Aid Corps in Santa Barbara
On October 3, 1948 she married N Peter Duus in Solvang. After spending
a year in Washington state and Tyler, MN, they finally settled in Solvang.
Elisa was active in her church, Bethania Lutheran serving on various committees,
including a term as president of the Danish Lady's Aid. She was also a
Cub Scout Leader, and helped in the development of Rancho Alegre Scout
Camp in its early years. She designed Several houses, including the one
she and Pete built in Solvang.
Elisa is survived by her son Hans and his wife Carla, grandson Aaron
Duus, step-grandchildren Nick Luchetti and Trina Smith, sisters Elna Larsen
of Solvang, Esther Madsen of Lacey, WA, Eva Tarvin of Santa Ynez, brothers
Carl Larsen of Solvang, Harold Larsen of McLean, VA, and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Marius and Alise
Larsen, husband Peter Duus and sister EIsa Hougesen.
Memorial service is planned for Tuesday, November 16, 11:00 AM at Bethania
Lutheran Church in Solvang. Interment at a later date in Tyler, MN.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Los Padres Council
Boy Scouts of America - Rancho Alegre Maintenance Fund, Solvang Lutheran
Home, or the Visiting Nurse Association.
OLDS, John Philip "Phil"
78, passed on November 9, 1999 in Santa Barbara, Ca. A second-generation
Santa Barbara native, Olds grew up in Summerland, and was a star athlete
at Carpinteria High School. He was named MVP 6 times, and in his senior
year was MVP in the four major sports: football, basketball, baseball,
and track. In 1939, Phil was named Most Valuable Southern California La
High School Baseball Player of the year. He attended the University of
Southern California on a athletic scholarship, however, the December 7th
1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor interrupted his college career and he enlisted
in the military as did his college team mates. He served 5 years in the
Merchant Marines as a deck officer in WWII.
On December 20, 1947 Phil married Terri Ann Luca in Plainfield New
Jersey. They honeymooned in Cuba, and then drove across country to settle
in Santa Barbara, where they raised 5 children. Phil joined the Santa Barbara
City Fire Department where he served for nearly 30 years. He retired as
the Senior Fire Captain in 1976. Olds continued to participate in Santa
Barbara County and state athletics throughout his entire life, winning
the Cathedral Oaks Men's 35 and over tournament at the age of 61. He was
ranked among the top ten tennis players in the USTA National Senior Men's
65 and over division.
Among his many athletic honors, Olds was selected for the Helms Hall
of Fame for Southern California High School Athletes and the News-Press
All Time County Baseball Team. Phil is a charter member of the Carpinteria
High School Hall of Fame and in 1997 was inducted into the Santa Barbara
Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame.
A compassionate, caring and graceful human being, husband and father,
Phil will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His infectious smile
lit up the room as those who knew him often commented. He is survived by
his wife Terri, and his 5 children: Kristen-Olds Santiago, Kim Olds-Olson,
Meg Olds Beach, Beth Olds-Waugh and Rick Olds; his five grandchildren:
Anna, Kellen, Kaitlin, Natalie, and Parker, his three son-in-laws: Gary
Olson, Stan Beach, and Bruce Waugh; and his daughter-in-law Camey Olds.
A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m Sunday at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel
in Goleta, and a Mass in celebration of his life will be at 10:00 a m Monday
at Saint Raphael's in Goleta. In lieu of flowers donations can be Made
to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara for the Phil Olds Memorial
Fund (P O Box 1403, Santa Barbara, CA , 93102).
WILCOX, Marguerite Bone
Marguerite LaLance Bone Wilcox, a seventy-year resident of Santa Barbara,
died at age 95 at her home on November 5,1999. The youngest of seven children,
she was born September 1, 1904, in Oakland, Maryland, to Scott Cardell
Bone and Mary Worth Bone of Scots-Irish and French Huguenot ancestry. She
spent her childhood in Washington, DC , and New York City where her father
was editor and managing editor of several leading newspapers, including
the Washington Post, Washington Herald and the New York Tribune. Her teenage
years were spent in Seattle and Juneau, Alaska, where her father was editor
of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and, later, Territorial Governor of Alaska.
She graduated in 1925 from the University of Washington, where she was
affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and was selected as a member
of Mortar Board. A petite beauty with luminous dark eyes, she was a gifted
musician, studying piano and voice and singing professionally in her early
Marguerite taught school in Camus, Washington, and Orange, California,
before moving here in 1929 to teach at Santa Barbara Junior High School.
She soon met Dr Alfred Bulkeley Wilcox, a young physician, and the two
were married on June 15, 1930, in Atascadero. A devoted wife and mother,
Marguerite also found time to give generously to her community in volunteer
work. She served as founder and/or president of many groups, including
the Roosevelt School PTA, The Girls Club of Santa Barbara (now Girls Inc
of Greater Santa Barbara), the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association and
the Assistance League of Santa Barbara and was an officer of the National
Preceding Marguerite in death was her beloved husband Alfred. Surviving
family includes Philip Wilcox and wife Sally, Alita Wilcox Rhodes and husband
Donald, Jonathan and wife Mary Free, all of Santa Barbara, and Douglas
Wilcox and wife Yvonne of Sebastopol, California. Descendants include grandchildren
James, Sara and Charles Wilcox: Paul and Heather Wilcox: Christopher and
Jesse Rhodes and Mary Beth Woodruff: Lauren Wilcox, Daniel and Megan Marguerite
Wilcox-Free; and great-grandchildren James and Jenna Wilcox. She has passed
on to her family her talents in and love of music and literature.
Marguerite Wilcox will be remembered especially for her generous and
kind nature. Though a generous hostess and respected community leader,
her family always came first. Her constant devotion and affirmation offered
to her children and grandchildren the encouragement to feel that each was
the most beloved person in the world. She gave of her self tirelessly and
she bequeathed to her family a lasting legacy of unconditional love.
A memorial service will be held at All-Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal
Church in Montecito on Tuesday, November 23, at 4:00 PM. Those who wish
to make donations in her memory may send them to Girls Inc of Greater Santa
Barbara, P O Box 236, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.
BAKER, Kittredge Cary
passed away November 13th, at his home in Santa Barbara from unknown
causes. Kit was born February 14th, 1951 at Redlands Community Hospital
and attended the local schools. In elementary school he was in Cub Scouts
and played little league baseball, then while attending Redlands High School
he was on the football team and played a guitar in a 4 piece band with
his friends. After graduation he enrolled at Cal Western University at
Point Loma, then transferred to Western Washington State in Bellingham
and graduated from the university of California, at Santa Barbara. Post
graduate work for two years at Emory University in Atlanta, resulted in
a degree as a Physician Assistant. His first practice was in Hemet, then
to the Riverside Medical Clinic, and finally the Samsun-Santa Barbara Medical
Foundation Clinic where he held a position of leadership over the nursing
staff and urgent care at the Hitchcock branch.
He was an avid fly-fisherman, loved rock climbing and hiking, and enjoyed
photography. He loved nature and had the ability to notice beauty in the
small things. He loved to laugh, was known for his generosity and desire
to serve others. He let his experiences shape his wisdom - never stopped
believing in love - love for his family and for his God.
He is survived by his parents Jean and Bob Baker of Redlands, his daughter
Amber McCoy of Santa Barbara, his sisters Linda Coffin of Vail, Colorado
and Debbie Stobaugh of Redlands.
Services will be held at the Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara
at 1:30 Saturday, November 20th.
Memorial donations can be made in Kit's name to the Free Methodist
Church, 1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.
COOKE, Ona Newgard
born in 1919 in Zwingle, Iowa, passed away on November 14, 1999 at
the age of 80.
After graduating from Central College in Pella, Iowa, Ona moved to
California in 1940, where she worked at Lockheed Aircraft in the San Fernando
Valley. Later, Ona earned a teaching credential and taught English for
over 20 years, the last 14 of which were overseas in Turkey and England
Upon retirement, Ona moved to Santa Barbara in 1979 and worked at Sanctuary
Psychiatric Centers until her death.
Ona is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Kimberly
Cooke of Santa Barbara, and her granddaughter Tiare Loch. At Ona's request,
there will be no memorial service, and her ashes will be scattered at sea
by her family.
We will forever miss your love and guidance, not to mention your "Ona
Donations may be made to Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers or your favorite
charity. We would also like to express our gratitude to the nursing staff
at Cottage Hospital for their compassionate care of our mother.
GREEN, Dr Carl L
91, passed away November 13, 1999 at Cottage Hospital of natural causes.
At his bedside was his wife Ann, of 64 years, and his children Denny, Sally
and Jo. A resident of Santa Barbara since 1947, Doc Green initially migrated
from Bloomington, Illinois, with his wife and their three children. Carl
fell in love with Santa Barbara after a visit there in 1946 with his best
buddy and colleague Dr Willard McEwen, father of Bill McEwen U S Magistrate
Judge of Santa Barbara.
Carl graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry,
in 1932, and had his dental practice in Bloomington until 1943 when he
joined the Navy during WW II and was stationed in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Carl was a Charter Member of the Optomist Club and continued as a fifth
Even with constraints of a busy dental practice and active participation
in his public service organizations, Carl found time to raise mink and
then build a half-acre cymbidium glass-house and raise cymbidiums for the
next 50 years. He developed and registered two hybrids which are named
for his wife and son.
Carl started traveling as a young man when his father, a railroad conductor,
would get him railroad passes, and continued traveling throughout the United
States, Canada, Mexico and the World the rest of his life. Retirement for
Doc Green meant more time for fishing, hunting, gardening, photography
and world-wide travel with Ann. He loved seeing new places and cultures;
however his trips to Alaska to photograph its beauty and wildlife were
always his favorite. His wanderlust never waned. In 1999, Carl had visited
his daughter in Williams, Arizona, his son in Phoenix, Arizona, driven
himself and Ann up to San Francisco to salmon fish for three days, driven
over to Cachuma Lake twice each week to trout fish; and finally travel
to South Bend, Indiana, for a month stay with his other daughter. Carl
loved watching all sports; however, going to the University of Notre Dame
football games (ASU, USC and Navy) in October was especially exciting to
him. His trip with his family to Mackinac Island, Michigan and a night
at the Grand Hotel topped off his visit. At O'Hare Airport on his way home,
Carl met with his long-time friend, Mike Pauly, who he went to dental school
with and had not seen for 70 years.
Carl will be remembered by his friends and neighbors as someone always
ready with a special story and for his "greenthumb". He always planted
enough vegetables in his small but highly productive garden, so he could
leave neighbors surprise gifts of tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cauliflower
and radishes. His expert advice as to how to grow cymbidiums and vegetables
was freely given.
Carl will be dearly missed. In a private family gathering at Christmas,
his ashes will be scattered out in the ocean where he spent many, many
enjoyable days. Carl will forever be remembered as a wonderful and much
missed father and husband.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapels is in charge of arrangements.
MERAZ, Ramona M
Age 72 of Buellton, CA died November 16, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA.
She was born November 27, 1926 in Durango, Mexico and had lived in Santa
Barbara County for 37 years.
She is survived by her husband Jose Meraz of Buellton, CA, 4 sons -
Alberto Meraz of Santa Maria, CA, Cosme Meraz of Santa Maria, Andres Meraz
of Buellton, CA, Martin Meraz of Solvang, CA , 4 daughters - Cruz Meraz
of Durango, Mexico, Ramona Melero of Santa Barbara, Amada Meraz of Buellton,
CA, Nena Flores of Lompoc, CA, a sister - Gregoria Montoya of Durango,
Mexico, 4 brothers - Teodulo Melero, Raymundo Melero, Higinio Melero, Amadeo
Melero all of Durango, Mexico, 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased in death by a son - Arturo Meraz.
Rosary was held at Nov 18, 1999. Funeral Mass to be held at 1:00 PM
Friday Nov 19, 1999 at the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, CA. Burial
will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, CA.
Loper Funeral Chapel Directors - Solvang, CA
SANDERS, Charlena Laura
90, of Santa Maria passed away on November 17,1999. Charlena was born
May 20,1909 in Santa Clara, California to Charles and Dora Belle Breeding.
Charlena loved the outdoors and was an avid bowler; she had many 200+
games and won numerous trophies. She also enjoyed golfing and was a great
tennis player in high school.
Charlena is survived by her son Larry A Wilson; daughter Gail Tomasini
and son-in-law Russell, 5 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral services will be held 10:00 a m on Friday November 19, 1999
in the Lady Family Sutcliffe Mortuary Chapel, 2890 Higuera, San Luis Obispo,
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Santa Maria Care Center
Arrangements under the direction of Lady Family Sutcliffe Mortuary.
95, died on November 5, 1999.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 4:00
PM at All Saints by the Sea Church in Montecito.