|VARNER, Gwendolyn Lois Faylor
died November 19, 1999 at Cottage Hospital after a brief illness. She
was born January 01, 1911 in Toledo, Ohio. She was a resident of Santa
Barbara since 1950.
Mrs Varner graduated from the University of Ohio with a bachelor of
arts degree in language arts. She also studied theater at the Pasadena
She was a French teacher for five years and later helped lovingly raise
the Maurice F Richards nine children who were like her own.
She was a devote Catholic - who loved all people unconditionally and
She is survived by her only son John D Varner and his wife Lucinda
and their children Zoeann, Jonathan, Christian and Alexandra. Also survived
by her adopted family: Stanton, Rhodelle, Shandra, Lisa, Valerie, Derek,
Garth & Christina Richards - all of whom loved her like a mother.
Graveside ceremony will be held on Monday, November 22, at 2:30 at
the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Channel Drive.
All donations to: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and or Transition House
to help families and their children as Gwen did in her lifetime. McDermott-Crockett
Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
WALLER, Lola Harris
76, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999 at home following a long Illness.
Mrs Waller was born July 29, 1923 in Los Angeles and was a one year
Ventura county resident coming from Santa Barbara, where she and her husband
lived for 27 years. Mrs Waller had retired as a social worker, but in earlier
years had been a English and Art teacher at Le Cante Jr High School in
Hollywood. Mrs Waller had become known as a fine artist, working in the
areas of water color, silver and sculpturing. She graduate from the University
of California at Berkeley in 1945 and received her teaching credential
at UCLA . It was while attending UCLA that she was reacquainted with David
Waller, both being graduates of Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Boyle
Heights area of Los Angeles.
He is survived by her husband, David Waller; dons and daughters-in-law:
Reese and Sherry Waller of Tracy, CA, Matthew and Mary Waller of Lake Forest,
CA; grandson, Jacob Reese Waller
GravesIde services will be 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 21, 1999, in
Mt Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA.
Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Pierce Brothers Griffin
Mortuary, 1075 E Daily Drive, Camarillo (482-2711)
YAEGER, John Henry
a Santa Barbara native, died at home on Monday, November 15, 1999.
Born on September 14, 1915 to John and Mary Yaeger, he was 84.
Mr Yaeger had been owner of M and F Meat Pack Co.
He is survived by his brother William Yaeger and his nephew Judson
Honoring his wishes after cremation his cremated remains will be intered
at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Services will be private.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapels is in charge of arrangements.
FONTANA, Jacquelyn Geyer
was born July 2, 1926 in Stockton, California to William and Hildred
Geyer. She spent her early years living in construction camps while her
father worked for Kaiser Construction in the building of many of the major
dams in the West. She married Ralph Gifford Fontana of Yuba City, California
in 1946 and graduated from UOP in 1947. She taught elementary school in
Ontario, Englewood, and Guerneville, California and then worked along side
her husband in his dental practice for 23 years in Guerneville, and Santa
Rosa. Following retirement in 1986 they moved to Santa Barbara to be near
their children and granddaughter. In addition, Jacquie was part of a large
extended family who reside mainly in the Los Angeles area.
Jacquie was first diagnosed with cancer in 1972 and courageously battled
against this disease until her death on Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at the
age of 73. Her fierce determination to enjoy life to its fullest was an
inspiration to all.
She was an intelligent, lovely woman who graced all who knew her with
her compassion, powerful social conscience, and a beautiful generosity
of spirit. She was a member of the unitarian Society and a founding member
of the Santa Barbara Humanist Society. She volunteered for Planned Parenthood
and Transition House and was an active member of the Encina Royale Community.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ralph Fontana, her children
Mark and Judith Fontana, their spouses, Colleen Wren-Fontana, and Philip
Holland and her granddaughter, Lindsay Fagan.
A Memorial Service will be announced shortly. In lieu of flowers please
remember your favorite charity or Planned Parenthood.
He was born in Germany where he grew up in the city of Magdeburg. He
studied ocean transportation and economics at the Universities of Hamburg
and Kiel obtaining his doctor's degree in 1933, the year Hitler came to
power. He married Elizabeth Jankow in 1935 and soon afterwards they emigrated
to the USA. He worked for 7 years in the international forwarding business
in New York City. In 1943 he joined the Federal Government in Washington
DC, first with the wartime Foreign Economic Administration and later for
the US Maritime Commission as assistant to Commr John Carmody and later
Commr Raymond McKeough. Since the end of 1950 he worked in the US foreign
aid program as economic advisor with the AID missions in Manila, Philippines
and Djakarta, Indonesia, the South Korea Section at Washington DC Headquarters,
thereafter as Asst Director for Program and Policy in Bogota, Colombia,
and finally as Economic Advisor with the AID mission in Recife, Northeast
Brazil. Mr Nathan retired at the beginning of 1970 and in October 1971
the Nathans settled in Santa Barbara.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth and three daughters, Mrs Vicky
Hoover of San Francisco, CA, Mrs Lili Nathan Brohal of Blairstown, NJ,
and Mrs Diana Michaels of Pleasanton, CA as well as 8 grandchildren and
2 great grandchildren.
Friends may remember their favorite medical research organization in
He died on November 14, 1999 at Valle Verde retirement community here
in Santa Barbara at the age of 90.
Arrangements under the direction of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
ANDERSEN, Dora Mae
passed away November 18, 1999 after brief illness. She was born in
Sioux City, Iowa in 1906 to Charles and Ada Peck. She had 4 brothers and
5 sisters. She attended school through the eighth grade in Sioux City,
Iowa and then moved to Hubbard, Nebraska in 1920. Dora was married in January
1925 to Nels J Andersen and had one child. She helped run their farm and
also worked with her brother in his bakery. They lived in Hubbard until
1941 when they moved to Sloan, Iowa. In 1950 she moved to Santa Barbara
and worked as a housekeeper in private residences for 20 years. Dora
was preceded in death by her husband, Nels Joseph, her son, Nels Leroy
and her 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her grandchildren,
Debra Martinez, Kathy Stehno and Brian Andersen, her great-grandchildren,
Emerald, Teresa, Danny, Justin, Amanda and Melissa, her great-great grandchild,
Joseph, her sister Blanche of Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside Service will be held on Monday, November 22 at 2:00 pm
in the Urn Garden of the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Arrangements made by McDermott-Crockett
Mortuary in Santa Barbara. Friends may make donations to Hospice-SB, 222
E Canon Perdido, S B 93101 in her memory.
JORDANO, Helen Mary
95, passed away November 17, 1999 at her home. Helen was born Sept
8, 1904 in Los Angeles to John & Vicenta Corder. She moved to Santa
Barbara when she was fourteen. Helen graduated from Hart Business College
and worked as a stenographer, bookkeeper and secretary for many prominent
businesses in Santa Barbara and in the offices of the Granada and Lobero
Theaters. She also worked at the El Paseo when it first opened and enjoyed
meeting all the then famous movie stars and watching the beautiful Spanish
dancers. She was a member of the Native Daughters and a direct decendent
of the Spanish families that were born in the Santa Barbara Presidio.
She married John Jordano, Sr in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1956.
While married to John she learned to ride horseback, fish and together
they spent many special times together at their cabin in Rosario Park.
She was very artistic in the Girl Scouts and the San Roque PTA. She was
an excellent seamstress. She made many of the costumes used in the school
plays, Fiesta dresses for herself and her family and beautiful dresses
for her daughter and grand- daughters. After her husband's death she took
care of a large avocado orchard and her beautiful gardens. She was a wonderful
cook and continued to prepare gourmet meals up until the time she became
ill in 1998.
Helen built her life around her family. Her children and grandchildren
were the joys of her life. Their "Grandman Helen" was very special to them.
As "Aunt Helen" she also loved spending time with her nephews Walle Thielst,
Wesley Thielst and niece Janet Clough.
As the grandchildren grew older Helen had some time to learn to paint.
With just a few lessons she created beautiful oil and watercolor paintings.
She painted until she was 94 years old and each painting was unique and
Helen is survived by her sister Elsie Thielst, son Richard Woods of
Sacramento, daughter Linda Tappeiner, son-in-law Brian Tappeiner of Santa
Barbara, granddaughter Patty Hoffart and her husband Dennis, great grandchildren
Brittni and Lucas of Sacramento, grandson Marc Tappeiner of Santa Barbara,
grandson David Tappeiner and his wife Michele, great grandchildren, Jourdan,
Joshua and Jessica of Littleton, Colorado.
A very special thanks to ther caregivers, Harriet Edelhardt and Nora
DeChavez and various others who helped her so much during the last year
of her life. Also, thank you to Dr Rosenblum and his staff who cared for
her during the last fourteen years and challenged her to stay well and
Helen will be missed by all of us very much and we are thankful to
have had her for all these years to help us through our lives.
A Rosary will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 7:00pm at Welch-Ryce-
Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola St. The Mass will be held on Friday,
November 26, 9:30am at St Raphael's Church followed by the interment at
BENNETT, Lynn Mack
Died on November 17 at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from
complications following liver transplant surgery. He was 54 years old.
Lynn Mack was born on May 4, 1945 in Whitehall, Michigan to Elwin and
Lois Bennett. He was one of seven children. He graduated from Whitehall
High School in 1963. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War
Lynn Mack married Lynn Marie Barshaw on July 29, 1967. The family moved
to Goleta from Michigan in 1969. They had two sons: Christopher and Steven.
The family are members of the El Camino Presbyterian Church in Goleta where
Lynn Mack served as a deacon and a trustee.
Lynn Mack received a degree from SBCC. He was employed by Delco Defense
Systems Operations (General Motors Corp) for 34 years. He worked as the
Government Property Administrator. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol
and the National Property Management Association.
Lynn Mack is survived by his wife: Lynn Marie; his mother: Lois Bennett
of Whitehall, MI; two sons: Christopher and Steven, both of Goleta; two
sisters: Diane Carlson and Joan Jacoby of MI; and many nieces, nephews
He was preceded in death by his father: Elwin Bennett; one brother:
Robert, and three sisters: Sondra, Renee, and Maxine.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 1
PM at the El Camino Presbyterian Church in Goleta at 7526 Calle Real. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be given to the El Camino
Church Property Improvement Fund in memory of Lynn Mack Bennett.
KELL, Frances H
95, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, in Santa Barbara. Frances was
born October 7, 1904, in Galesburg, Illinois, to Harrison and Clementine
Hopper. Later, the family moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where her father was
a well-known physician. Frances had a talent for music, and played the
piano by ear. As a teen-ager she played the latest sheet-music songs in
a music store, to promote their sales. She also played piano for the silent
movies. In 1923, she married Gilbert Kell, their daughter Florence was
born in 1924, and two years later they moved to California, where Gilbert
worked for S.
H. Kress dime stores, managing stores over the next ten years in San
Jose, Anaheim, and Santa Barbara. Their daughter Carolyn was born in San
Jose, in 1929. In Santa Barbara, from 1934 to 1939, Frances played the
piano for the high-school dance classes taught by Dorothy Cotton and Joyce
Muench, as well as the social-dance class taught by Miss McCabe at the
Women's Clubhouse. In 1939, Gilbert left the Kress Co., and they moved
to Alhambra where he established Gilbert Kell Men's Wear. Later, he opened
a second store located in Temple City. They bought a home in South Pasadena,
where they lived for 24 years, and where their son Stephen was born. Gilbert
belonged to Rotary Club during those years, and Frances was president of
Rotary-Anns Club one of those years. In 1966, Gilbert turned his Alhambra
store over to his son-in-law, George Schaefer, and sold the home in South
Pasadena, moving to an apartment in Sierra Madre. In 1973, they sold the
apartment building and moved to an apartment in Pasadena. Frances was preceded
in death by Gilbert in 1993, and by her sister Elsie Ferrell, in 1995.
She is survived by her daughter Florence Schaefer and son-in-law George,
daughter Carolyn Miller and son-in-law John, son Stephen and daughter-in-
law Sandra, eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Frances
was an unusually talented and gifted person who was loved by all who knew
her. We enjoyed and admired her piano playing, her artistic abilities (oil
paintings and home decorating), and her knitting (many, many beautiful
sweaters and coats). She was truly a wonderful person who will never be
forgotten. A private family celebration of her life will be held. Inurnment
at Forest Lawn, Glendale, Gardens of Memory.
MCDOUGALL, Marjorie Pittock
A fourteen year resident of Santa Barbara, passed away at home on November
18, 1999. The second of six children, she was born on January 27, 1907
in Portland, Oregon to Fred Francis Pittock and Bertha Leadbetter Pittock.
A thoughtful, compassionate and loving person, she will be deeply missed
by all who knew her. Preceding Marjorie in death was her husband, John.
Surviving family includes her brother, Henry L Pittock of Portland, Oregon;
her son John McDougall of Talent, Oregon; daughters Joan Flood of Annandale,
Virginia; Sally Simms of Santa Barbara, California; Molly Jackson of Bend,
Oregon; Roberta Haughton of Williams, Arizona; nine grand- children and
one great- grandchild. A private family service will be held at the Santa
Barbara Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to
Alpha Resource Center - Family First Program, 4501 Cathedral Oaks Road,
Santa Barbara, CA 93110.
Arrangements handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider.
RATCLIFFE, Jean Slater
90, of Fillmore, CA passed away on November 20, 1999 after a lengthy
illness. She was born January 12, 1909 in Port Glasgow, Scotland. She had
previously resided in Santa Barbara, CA. She was employed as a general
accountant for 30 years and was a wife of an Elks member.
She is survived by her sons: William (Yhira) Ratcliffe of Thousand
Oaks, CA; Donald (Myna) Ratcliffe of Thailand; Roy (Margaret) Ratcliffe
of Thousand Oaks, CA; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
No services will be held. Arrangements handled by Skillin-Carroll Mortuary,
CARTER, Opal Sweazea Allen
A resident of Santa Barbara passed away November 19, 1999.
She was born on January 21, 1904 in Centerville, Missouri, the daughter
of Thomas Jefferson Sweazea and Ella Malloy Sweazea.
Mrs Carter attended McKinley High School in St Louis. After high school,
she gave private piano lessons in Missouri before accepting a position
at Mississippi Valley Trust where she was manager of the public relations/advertising
She married William Herbert Allen and resided in New York on July 4,
1939 and then in the late 50's they relocated to San Diego. Mr Allen died
in the mid 1960's.
Mrs Carter then married Bryan Carter in the late 1980's and eventually
she relocated to Santa Barbara. Mr Carter died in Santa Barbara.
Mrs Carter authored a book about the first woman to traverse the Oregon
Trail. She enjoyed the hobbies of the piano, writing and genealogy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Doyle, her sisters
Pearl and Eva.
There will be a Graveside Service at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 26th
at the Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, MO.
Arrangements handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
DODD, Gladys Crawford
93, of Montecito, died Monday, November 22, 1999 at Saint Francis Medical
Center in Santa Barbara. Her husband, Dr John M Dodd, practiced in Montecito
and Carpinteria before his death in 1965. Three sisters also preceded her
in death, Ruth Lange of Clintonville, WI, Rhoda Persons of Appleton, WI
and Phyllis Allen of Duluth, MN. Surviving are nephews Donald (Geraldine)
Persons of Janesville, WI, Richard (Karin) Allen of Ft Myers, FL and niece
Phyllis (Don) Emond of Chicago, IL. Interment will be private at Hope Cemetery
in Ashland, WI.
Age 76 of Solvang, CA died November 21, 1999 in Chino, CA. She was
born May 19, 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mrs Pell was retired legal secretary
and had been a resident of the Santa Ynez Valley for 16 years moving here
from Glendale, CA.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Daughters of
the American Revolution, and Past President of the Santa Ynez Valley Republican
She is survived by her husband, Austin Pell of Solvang, 2 sons, Tom
Martinek of Ballard, CA and David Martinek of Eureka, CA, 3 daughters,
Pam Weil of Westport, CT, Nancy Myers of Pacific Palisades, CA and Linda
Hefland of Venice, CA and 6 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 30, 1999
at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church in Solvang, CA. Burial will
take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, CA. Visitation will be held
on Monday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Loper Funeral Chapel in Solvang. Memorial
donations may be made to Santa Ynez Valley Lion's Club, Jeannette Pell
Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Ralph Tayloe, 240 3rd St, Solvang, CA 93463
or The Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, Solvang in her memory.
WILSON, Jack "Red"
Entered into rest on Thursday, November 4, 1999 in Paradise, CA. He
Red was born Feb 10, 1919 to Thomas and Hazel Wilson in Santa Barbara.
He was a wrought iron worker for CL Vines for 15 years and served in the
US Army from 1941-45. He enjoyed Rodeo's and loved to go on cattle drives
with his friends and was an accomplished horseman.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dolores of Magalia, CA, daughter,
Teri Blaser of Lemon Cove, CA and a brother, Charles of Banden, OR and
a sister, Dorothy Lashley of Soledad, Ca.
At his request, no services were planned. Rose Chapel Mortuary handled
WOLLARD, Mary Jane
79, passed on November 17, 1999 of heart failure at Bear Valley Community
Survivors include her son, Richard M of Indiana; her daughter, Marilu
Campbell of Big Bear Lake; six grandchildren and nine great grand- children.
Memorial services to be held at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, conducted
by the Santa Barbara and Carpinteria Chapters of the Eastern Star, on December
2 at 11:00 am. Anyone wishing to attend are invited to the services at
the chapel on the premises of the cemetery.
POETT, Alfred Dibblee
Born in his maternal grandfather's house on the present site of City
College on September 17, 1906, Alfred Dibblee Poett was the third child
and first son of Alfred Redington Poett and Mercedes de la Guerra Dibblee.
His paternal grandfather, a civil engineer who had worked on the London
subway and the San Joaquin irrigation canals, was retained in 1890 to survey
Rancho San Julian, one of the original California land grants. During the
length of the survey the elder Mr. Poett was accompanied by his son who
met and courted Mercedes the daughter of Thomas Bloodgood Dibblee and Francisca
de la Guerra, who owned the land. Mercedes was the granddaughter of Pablo
de la Guerra and granddaughter of Jose de la Guerra a commandante of the
presidio. A R Poett and Mercedes Dibblee resided at 325 E Mission Street
until 1919 when they deconstructed their home and moved it to the San Julian
Ranch where it was recon- structed. A Dibblee Poett graduated from the
Dean School in Santa Barbara in 1926.
In 1931, Dibbs, as he was universally known, attended the Boeing School
of Aerodynamics in San Jose but the exigencies of the Depression cut short
his career as a pilot and he returned to the San Julian to manage his mother's
section of the ranch which began a seventy year career in agriculture.
During that career he raised registered and commercial polled shorthorn
cattle and farmed a variety of dryland crops. In the late thirties he was
deeply influence by the work of Ehrenfried Pfiffer whose biodynamic theories
remain one of the roots of contemporary organic and sustainable agriculture.
Dibbs became manager of the San Julian in 1953 and remained in that
position until 1997. During that time he was active in many agriculture
organizations, boards, and committees. He believed deeply in the ranching
traditions of this county and continually fought for an environmental approach
to agriculture which was both educated and national. He was a lifelong
foe of develop- ment in agricultural areas and with his neighbor on Route
1, initiated a law suit which was eventually taken up by the Sierra Club
that stopped the development of a golf course and trailer park. He was
active in historical and civic organizations in Santa Barbara and gave
time to both the Historical Society and the Trust for Historical Preservation
carrying a milking stool and pail in his car on trips to town so he might
more conveniently milk his one dairy cow on his return at night. In 1991
he published a popular history "Rancho San Julian".
Dibbs was a member of the Santa Barbara Club and the Society of Los
Alamos and a strong believer in helping homeless, particularly in providing
shelter. A man of inflexible will, quiet determination, and gentlemanly
grace is he survived by a brother Harold Poett, four first cousins, Tom
Dibblee, Virginia Dibblee Hoyt, Yvonne Donohoe, and Frances Summers Knowles
and three nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be held TK.
Former country music entertainer in the Santa Barbara area, died October
27, 1999 at his home in Tulsa, OK from complications of diabetes. Born
in Kellyville, OK on March 31, 1953, Snow grew up in a country music family.
His mother was a singer, his step father a guitar player. He began touring
with them around the country while still being a child, becoming a guitar-playing
country music singer and songwriter and forming his own band. Snow toured
with some big name musicians, including Elvin Bishop, Doug Kershaw, the
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Mel McDaniels.
Snow came to Santa Barbara in 1983 and put together the band Tulsa,
which played at country music clubs in Santa Barbara and Goleta, as well
as Santa Ynez Valley, Ventura and Oxnard. Vernon Snow and Tulsa became
the house band for the Galleon Room in Goleta during the 1980's, marketing
an era of entertainment, genuine country music and camaraderie that has
gone unmatched. Snow was a "good ol' boy" - a big lovable teddy bear with
a charismatic personality that endeared him to everyone, as well as a great
country singer and entertainer. He moved back to Oklahoma in 1992.
Vernon will be greatly missed and those who knew him will have a wealth
of memories and fun and sometimes crazy times at the Galleon Room.
Members of the Tulsa Band will be performing Vernon's original country
songs and other favorites at a celebration of Vernon Snow's life at the
Galleon Room in the Orchid Bowl, Goleta on Thursday, Dec 2nd starting at
8 pm Friends of Vernon are invited to share memories, stories and photos.
Vernon loved a party and this one is for him! For information, call Orchid
LA BARGE, Herbert Mason
passed away suddenly 19 Nov '99. He was 79. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
18 Feb 1920 to Joseph and Hortense La Barge. He had three brothers and
one sister. The family came to California in 1932 and settled in Los Angeles
moving to Santa Barbara in 1936. Herb married Donna Keller in 1941 and
had two children. He began his working life with the Weber Baking Co but
worked in various fields that included a ten year period with Global Marine,
and oil exploration company. He returned to the bread business, however,
and retired from it in 1979.
Herb belonged to the Magnolia-La Cumbre Masonic Lodge No 242 F &
AM and was raised to Master Mason in early 1975. He was a member of the
Santa Ynez Valley Pistol and Bow Club enjoying the challenge of small bore
Herb was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Lester. He is
survived by his wife Donna, and their two daughters, Lynda Bond and Annette
Fleming, and three grand children, Jennifer Alicastro, Christian Bond and
Kendra Fleming. Herb is also survived by his brother Leonard of Buellton,
sister Betty Dilkey of Santa Maria and many nieces and nephews. Services
were held on 24 Nov '99 at Welch-Ryce-Haider, with internment at Goleta
"Almighty Father, into Thy hands we commend the soul of our beloved
PHILIP, GRACE A.,
age 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Ranch Thanksgiving
Day, November 25, 1999. She was a native of Santa Barbara, born here on
September 19, 1915.
Grace was known for her happy smile and her sparkling blue eyes. She
loved her garden and all of God's little creatures who visited her there,
and especially "Blackie" her cat. Known as "Grandma-at-the-ranch," she
loved to reminisce with her family and friends about the good old days.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Philip,
in 1986. She will be lovingly remembered by those surviving , her son Larry
and his wife Patti, grandson Johnny Philip, granddaughter Leslie Philip-Guerra
(Julian), and precious great-granddaughter Ashley Philip all of Goleta.
She is also survived by her sister Ruth Fleckser and brother Vernon Fleckser
(Florence) of Santa Barbara, sister-in-law Barbara Philip-Hahn of Walnut
Creek CA, and nieces , nephews and may dear friends.
In lieu of flower, contributions may be made to a favorite charity
or the Santa Barbara Human Society.
Arrangement are being handled through the Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral
Chapels, a Memorial Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, December
1, at 10:00 am. at Goleta Cemetery.
OGILVE, Dorothy Faye
(Dot) passed away in her home on November 27, 1999 after a nine month
fight against lung cancer.
She is survived by four children grateful for having her as a mother-
Joanne, Christy, and Douglas DeMille all of Santa Barbara, and Bradley
DeMille of British Columbia, Canada; her devoted husband, Dave (Mac) Ogilve
of Santa Barbara, and two beloved grandchildren, Ryan and Tanis DeMille,
along with many friends in the community.
Dot was the receptionist and clerical manager at Victoria Travel for
several years. Colleagues and clients alike will miss her efficiency and
warm, engaging smile. When she wasn't working Dot and Mac often traveled
to Laughlin, Nevada for gambling and laughs, and it was there they enjoyed
a final trip before Dot's illness made travel impossible.
A casual memorial service will be held at Francheschi Park (1510 Mission
Ridge Road) at 3:00 PM on December 1st, followed by a celebration of life
gathering at 1050 Vista Del Pueblo (Christy and Joanne's home) for all
who would like to give Dot one last toast.
There was no ambiguity,
Dot, in the way you loved
us and we loved you.
You gave us the gift every
parent hopes for:
an example of what it is to live and love without fear
or reservation, all out all
We'll miss you but we'll go on doing what you taught us, sure that
the man who said "No good thing ever dies," was as right as you always
PIERCE, John Wescott
died on Sunday, November 28, 1999, following a stroke the day before.
Jack was born in Santa Barbara on August 11,1922 to Fred Herbert and
Zelma Wescott Pierce. He grew up on the family property in Mission Canyon
where he also lived out his retirement years.
Jack married Alyce Jane Moulds of Santa Barbara in 1944. He spent the
war years as an engineer at Northrop and Lockheed Aircraft Companies.
After graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara
in 1949, Jack started teaching at Chaffey High School in Ontario, California.
Later, he moved to Chaffey College in Alta Loma, California, and received
a Master of Arts in Industrial Education from Cal State Long Beach. He
retired from Chaffey after 36 years in 1985. He loved teaching drafting
and engineering. Many of his students became close personal friends.
Jack is survived by his wife Alyce, sons Kenneth of Santa Barbara,
Fredric of Huntington Beach, daughter Sally of Santa Barbara, five grandchildren
and sisters Leona Frasconi of South Norwalk, Connecticut and Zelva Fischer
of Zurich, Switzerland.
A graveside service will be at Santa Barbara Cemetery, at 11:00 am,
Thursday, December 2, 1999. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, please remember a favorite charity or the Nature Conservancy.
Husband, father and grandfather - passed away Friday, November 26,
1999 at the age of 64 with his wife and two children by his side.
Tom, who lived in Santa Barbara for 42 years, was born in Baldwin Park,
California. He graduated from Cal Tech in Pasadena with a Master's Degree
in Engineering in 1956. During his career he worked at Raytheon, General
Research Corporation, GeoDynamics and Toyon Research as a computer programmer
in the aerospace industry. While his work always provided a comfortable
living and a venue for professional accomplishments, as time went by he
devoted more of his energy to personal interests.
His primary quest was to help men of all ages understand themselves
better, so they could live fuller and more compassionate lives. Tom was
one of four leaders at the men's retreats held twice a year at La Case
de Maria. He was also an active supporter and participant in a men's group
that shared stories, poems, and drumming at Lake Casistas at each Equinox
and Solstice. More recently, he became an active participant in the Fatherhood
Coalition of Santa Barbara and the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation Mentoring
Tom also took great pleasure in nature. He recently owned a house built
around a 100-year-old oak tree. He went on numerous white-water rafting
trips in California, Oregon and the Grand Canyon. And many of his friends,
family and acquaintances joined him on one of the 22 annual Memorial Day
hikes he organized through Davy Brown Canyon in the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Tom leaves behind his wife Wini White; daughter Teri Brown of Santa
Barbara and her husband Dave Brown and their two daughters, Jenni 10, and
Kelsey 8; his son Kevin Plambeck of Thousand Oaks and his wife Lisa Plambeck
and their three sons Taylor 9, Eric 7, and Austin 2; and his stepdaughter
Denise Musil and her husband Ray and their daughters Kelly 12, Erin 10
and son Jacob 1. He also leaves behind two brothers, Chuck Plambeck and
his wife Gae of Fallbrook, California, and Dan Plambeck of Berkeley.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday, December
1, 1999 at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church, 2101 State Street
in Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory
to the Fatherhood Coalition, PO Box 22015, Santa Barbara CA 93121; or the
Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, 300 W. Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara,
PRICE, Grace L.
Devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Grace L. Price
passed away November 23, 1999. Her family and friends will miss this vibrant
star in their lives.
Grace was born December 1, 1918, in Freeport, New York. She grew up
and lived in the New York area. She was pre-deceased by Thomas Jacques
her husband in 1963. In 1965 she moved to Santa Barbara. She loved the
Santa Barbara area and decided to make this her permanent home.
Grace began work for UCSB in the Extension Department. She later transferred
to the Art Department where she worked until she retired in the 1970's.
Throughout her years she held many positions and helped support the expansion
and growth of her department.
Grace loved to travel and dance. She spent over a year traveling around
the United States after her retirement. She traveled to the East Coast,
Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean with family and friends.
Grace's second love was dancing. She participated in many Rec. Center
dance groups, and the Taws & Paws Square Dance group. She and her husband
Rob traveled around the United States to attend Square Dances and Jamborees.
She held many positions in these groups from secretary, event director,
and treasurer, to president.
Grace also found time to garden and cook. She was known as the "Green
Thumb'' in the family. Whenever a member of the family had a "sick plant''
they would deliver it to Grace to nurse back to health. Grace also loved
to cook "goodies'' for her family and friends and would always bring them
cookies, brownies and other baked goods. At holidays Grace loved to make
the holiday pies. She passed down that skill to her granddaughters.
Grace was devoted to her family. She would contact them many times
a week to keep up on changes and activities. She became a fixture at numerous
baseball games, soccer matches, football games, basketball games, and dance
recitals in which her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren could count on"Grandma Grace''
coming and cheering them on to excellence.
Grace traveled to the East Coast often to take part in family reunions
and gatherings. She loved to keep in contact with relatives by mail and
phone calls. She was the family source for addresses and birthday information.
She constantly kept family members informed about changes in everyone's
lives. Grace was the one constant in her family.
Graces leaves one son: Thomas Jacques, of Brookfield, Massachusetts;
two daughters: Donna Saar and Gail Johnson, both of Goleta, two sisters:
Jean McDonough, of Worcester, Massachusetts and Marilyn McCann, of Florida;
daughter-in-law Marie Jacques; and son-in-law Dave Johnson. Her nine grandchildren:
Robert Jacques, Patty Jacques, Wendy Jefferson, Debbie Kleinpeter, Cortney
Medak, Sandra Wendland, Michael Johnson, Matthew Johnson and Christopher
Johnson will all miss her. Grace also leaves many great-granchildren, nieces
and nephews, cousins and close family friends. She was pre-deceased by
her only brother Wesley Trayer.
Grace leaves a legacy of great energy, close friendships and family
ties. Grace was full of life and gave to others of her time and interest.
She will be remembered by all that met her and will be missed by those
who got to know this wonderful person. Contributions can be made to Hospice
of Santa Barbara, The Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation, or your favorite
SOUTHARD, Bud (Walter P.)
Age 79. A twenty-year resident of Goleta, California, Bud was born
February 18, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio, the eldest child of Walter P Sr and
Alice Powell Southard. After graduating from Kenyon College (Garbier, Ohio)
Bud enlisted in the Navy and was sent to the Navy Language School in Boulder,
Colorado. He then served in the Aleutians and in China.
In 1948 Bud joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked
for 30 years as a political analyst on problems associated with Sino-Soviet
relations and the Chinese Communist Party. His work was so highly regarded
that in a recently published work on US - China relations he was referred
to as "the legendary analyst."
Bud's other interests included literature, especially poetry, and he
published a number of poems and stories. He loved baseball and greatly
enjoyed coaching Little League, where he taught players how to pitch with
control and how to hit the fastball, and taught players alike a proper
perspective in sports and on life.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Southard, of the home; a son,
Jonathan Southard, of Santa Barbara, California; and a sister, Patricia
Gourlay, of Oneota, New York. At Bud's request, no services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goleta Valley Library, 500 N
Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Funeral arrangements by Weldh-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.
ZELL-SMITH, Darlene Jane
66, of Lompoc, CA, and formerly of Eau Claire, WI, died Friday, November
26, 1999 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. She worked as a residential
real estate agent in Lompoc. Survivors include three children: Wade (Jeanne)
Zell of Phoenix, AX, Wendy Zell of Janesville, WI, Marc (Janice) Zell of
Thorp, WI. Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Smith in 1999. Services
will be 11 a, Tuesday, at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, with burial
to be in Lakeview Cemetery, both in Eau Claire. Friends may call from 5
to 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.