Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries


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ADAMS, Daniel E
Mount Vernon, Ohio. Daniel Evan Adams, 50, died Nov 13, 1999 at the Grant Medical Center, Columbus, following injuries sustained in an accident in Mt Vernon.
He was born Jan. 8, 1949 in Glendale, Calif. the son of Evan and Joan (Baer) Adams and had been a Calif resident before moving to Ohio five years ago. He graduated from Downers Grove High in Ill, with the class of 67, and graduated from UCSB in 1974. Dan served with the Army 82nd Airborne Division in the 70's.
He is survived by his mother of Mt Vernon; his wife of 8 1/2 years, Karen (Frank) Adams, a son Trevor Adams, and daughter Jennifer Adams of Santa Barbara and Hannah Adams of Mt Vernon, two step-daughters, Krystal Seagoe and Trina Seagoe of Santa Barbara; brothers, Timothy (Mary Beth) Adams of Santa Barbara, Mark J (Cindy) Adams, sisters, Mary Beth Adams of Santa Barbara; Laurie Adams of Gilroy, Calif.
With the Rev John Fullerton officiating Dan was buried next to his father in the German Church Cemetery near Bellville, Ohio.
Dan was received into the loving arms of both his heavenly Father and his earthly father, and will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
Sympathies may be sent to Karen Adams c/o Joan Adams, 929 W High Street, Mt Vernon, Ohio 43050.

BARR, Lucy M
of Montecito, California died at her residence on December 2, 1999. She was 97 years old. The former Lucy McCarthy was born on February 15, 1902 in Plainfield, New Jersey. She had lived most of her adult life in the Chicago area in Evanston and Highland Park until she moved to a retirement community in California in 1976.
Mrs Barr is survived by two daughters, Courtney Barr of Durango, Colorado, and Meredith Fowler of St Joseph, Michigan, as well as ten grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Lyman Barr in 1968 and her eldest daughter Jane Stevenson in 1977.
Services will be private and donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Arrangement by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

HERNADEZ, Mary Patino
a California native, died peacefully on December 4, 1999, at Beverly La Cumbre Convalescent Hospital. Born August 13, 1909 in Ventura County, the youngest of 13 children, she was 90 years old.
A Santa Barbara resident for the past 70 years she worked many years for Johnston Fruit Packing Company. She has also worked as a nursing assistant at the Samarkand.
Mrs Hernandez was predeceased by her husband Manuel Hernandez (1974). She is survived by her children, daughter Frances Hernandez Matinez and son-in-law John Martinez of Santa Barbara and her son Manuel Hernandez Jr and daughter-in-law Angie Gomez Hernandez also of Santa Barbara, her grandchildren Mary Tkach, John Martinez, Alice Zandona, Linda Kikkert, Joe Martinez, Kathleen Hernandez, and Pauline Hernandez all of Santa Barbara County, and her great grandchildren Michael Zandona, Danielle Zandona and Paula Tkach all of Santa Barbara County. Also surviving are niece Millie Gonzalez and others in Ventura County.
A Rosary is planned for 7:00 PM, Tuesday, December 7, at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Downtown Chapel. The Funeral Mass is planned for 10:00 AM Wednesday a Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

KENT, Mary
Age 82, passed away December 2, 1999 in Santa Maria's Marian Hospital. She was born April 30, 1917 in Saint Louis, Mo. She lived in Mo until graduation from high school in 1936 at which time she moved to Santa Barbara. She attended and graduated from Santa Barbara Business College. Shortly after graduation she went to work for Southern Calif Edison. In 1933 she moved to Santa Maria.
She was very active in the Santa Barbara community. She was a member of the Eastern Star Marguerite Chapter 78, past Guardian and Deputy Grand Guardian for Job's Daughter Bethel 18, Pink Lady for Goleta Valley Hospital, PTA mother, worked in the local AARP store, and was a member of St Mark's Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Ray Kent. She is survived by her brother Virgil Bryan of Ventura, her daughters Virginia Fuhlrodt of Santa Maria, Nancy Kent-Barber of Oxnard, her son-in-law Donald Barber, Virginia's life partner Mark Stephenson, her grandchildren Jimmy and Debbie Fuhlrodt both of Santa Maria and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was known for her kindness, she was always there to help anyone in need, her love and devotion for her family and friends, and her faith in God.
Her smile and kind words will be missed by all that knew her and especially her loved ones.
Visitation for Mrs Kent will be held today from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel. Funeral Service will be held today at 11:00 am at the Chapel. Interment to follow at Santa Barbara Cemetery.

55, of Santa Maria, CA died December 3, 1999 in Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara following a long battle with lung cancer.
Mr Mortensen was born June 29, 1944, in Santa Maria. He was one of three children born to Peter and Karen Mortensen, pioneer dairyfarmers in Santa Maria who immigrated from Denmark to the United States in 1926. He attended local schools including Miller Street School, Santa Maria Union High School and Allan Hancock College where he majored in Arts. He was an apprentice in Electricity, and worked with many mediums of art, including oil painting, watercolors, charcoals, sculptures and ceramics. He was a Viet Nam War veteran serving in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Santa Maria Danish Lodge, "Holger Danske" #27 for 35 years. He was an avid sportsman, being active in tennis, bowling, golf and horseback riding.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Agnes and Everett Johnson of Santa Maria, sister Anna Lisa Luis of Santa Maria, nieces Lisa Ann Luis of Santa Maria and Pam Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, nephews, Mark Luis of Los Alamos, CA and Alan Johnson of Santa Maria, grand nieces, Taylor Ann Luis and Melanie Rose Johnson. Preceded in death by his mother, Karen M Mortensen in 1983, father Peter J Mortensen in 1998; nephew Blaine H Johnson in 1996 and brother-in-law Richard C Luis in 1989.
Graveside Service, Thursday, 12/9/1999 11:00 am in the Santa Maria Cemetery with Dr Michael G Wallman of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Maria officiating. Military Honors provided by the VFW Post 2521, Santa Maria.
Memorials may be made in his memory to Transitional Care Unit at Cottage Hospital, PO Box 689, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0689 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary.

NEWGORD, Julius Girard
88, died on December 3, 1999 after a lengthy illness. He was born March 1, 1911 in Ole Elum, Washington, the son of Julius G Newgord, MD and Edith Corbitt, Schoolteacher. He attended the Canal Zone's Balboa High School and later graduated from NY Flushing High, class of 1928. He received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1932 and subsequently joined the Philippine branch of the former International Harvester Co. He and his wife, Esther, who died December 5, 1995, were interned by the Japanese from 1941 to 1945 at Los Banos, near Manila.
After WWII, he spent five years working at the International Harvester Chicago, Illinois home office. He became an executive and was transferred to Mexico City where he resided for eighteen years. Santa Barbara has been his home since 1969.
He is survived by his son, Jerry C Newgord.
Private Services.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

died on December 1, 1999 after a long illness. She was born May 4, 1910 in Santa Barbara to Joseph and Belle Lanter. She attended public schools and graduated from Santa Barbara High School. After graduation she worked for a short while with her mother in a family cafe. In the early 1930's she married Clifford E Peterson. Together they built and lived in the first residence on Clinton Terrace in the Samarkand area. Later they built a home next door and Leeota moved into that home and stayed there until failing health required nursing care. Her husband died in 1955.
The Reverend Karl Tuttle, former pastor of the First Christian Church, writes this about Leeota "She was devoted to Christ and His Church and worked in her church all her active years. As a youngster she led the Christian Endeavor, and attended faithfully. Later in her adult life she taught a class of boys in the Church School, became an organizer of the Women's Guild, President of the Senior Bible Class, and sang in the choir for over 60 years. Later in her life she attended the First United Methodist Church until her health failed. Loved and respected by her many friends, she was active in civic affairs, but refused public office."
In the late forties, she and her husband took into their home Gunnar Steenmark, a young man from Sweden, who was a student from Brooks Institute of Photography. He became their "adopted" son, and he has come from Sweden many times to visit her.
For the last few years she has been loved and attended by a host of friends and will be greatly missed by many Santa Barbarans.
There will be a Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church, corner of Garden and Anapamu, on Friday, December 10, at 2:00 pm. Private inurnment will occur at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

SORENSON, Beverly Scott
74, Ventura, died Thursday, December 2, 1999 in a Ventura convalescent center following a brief illness.
Mrs Sorenson was born September 22, 1925 in Oakland, CA. and was a resident of Ventura County for 12 years coming from Troy, Michigan in 1987.
Mrs Sorenson was a technical librarian working the the aerospace industry for 20 years, retiring in 1968. She was a long time member of the Native Daughters of The Golden West, Reina del Mar Parlor #126 of Santa Barbara. Beverly played the viola in the adult education orchestra at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara and played musak during Fiesta. She was also a member of the Ojai Christian Womens Club, the Buenaventura Women's Club and was a past president of her homeowners associations in Ventura and Detroit.
Mrs Sorenson will be dearly missed by her husband of 31 years Arthur; sons, David Brian Kimball of Lawrenceville, NJ, Christopher Kent Kimball of Bellevue, WA, brother Dr. Robert Eugene Scott of Los Angeles; half-sister Glenda Allison Friel of Irvine; three grandchildren, Peggy Sorenson of Cathedral City, CA, Paula Sato of Chino Hills, CA, Karen Herrera of Huntington Beach, CA and Terri Lynn Hay of Canyon Country, CA and their children Michael, Julie, Michele, Christopher, Nicole, Kristyn, Kyle; one great-grandchild Jordan; one nephew Eric Scott of Santa Monica; sister-in-law Marion Schradle of Ventura. She was preceded in death by her step-son Kim Wayne Sorenson in 1995.
Services were held December 6, 1999 at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel in Santa Barbara with the Native Daughters of the Golden West of Reina del Mar #126 officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.

TUTHIL, Helen Edward
a resident of Montecito, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 1999. She was 92. Helen was born to Joseph T Edward, MD and Alice M Reid Edward in Wilbur, WA, September 24, 1907. She graduated from Pasadena High School in 1925, the same year she was the Tournament of Roses Princess. In 1929 she received her BA at UCLA where she belonged to the Delta Gamma Sorority. Helen went on to attend one year of graduate school at USC. Helen was extensively active in her volunteer work throughout her life. She chaired the Pasadena Red Cross Motor Corps and was a member of the Blood Bank from 1943 to 1944. Helen chaired the the Women's Committee of the Pasadena Symphony for 5 years in which she received a certificate of appreciation in 1986. From 1953 to 1989 she was a member of the Pasadena Guild of Children's Hospital, and she was also the Chair for the Pasadena Opera Society. Helen was on the Junior Philharmonic Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1930 to 1989. She served on the Board of Directors for one year, and as Coordinating Chair for one year organizing LA Philharmonic support Committees in Southern California Cities and Communities. Helen Co-founded the Pasadena Republican Women Federation in 1941. She was active in the Pasadena Arts Council Gold Award and Patron of the Arts in 1984.
Helen is survived by her husband, Judge Arch R Tuthill, her son Bruce Edward Tuthill, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, December 8th at 2:00 at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito, CA. Following the memorial Service a Reception will be held at Casa Dorinda, 300 Hot Springs Rd. The Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, December 9th at 12:00 Noon, at the Mountain View Cemetery, 2400 North Fair Oaks Ave, Altadena, CA.
Donations in Mrs Tuthill's memory may be made to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, or the Pasadena Symphony. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

MORENO, Carmen (Peppo)
August 26, 1906 - December 5, 1999
Carmen (Peppo) Moreno passed into the loving arms of her heavenly father and mother, peacefully this Sunday afternoon, 12-05-99, at the age of 93 years, after a brief respiratory illness.
Peppo had been living at the home of her first daughter, Roselie Cordero, which she shared with her second daughter, Dora Fletcher, since 1976, when her husband of forty years, Alberto (Beto) Moreno died at their home in Jalostotitlan Jalisco, Mexico.
This home on Cameta Wy, in Santa Barbara; was the crown of which Peppo was the crown jewel of a family system that extended to So Carolina, Montana, Oregon and throughout California and Mexico; and through 5 generations.
Peppo was born of Lenore and Emelio Herrera of Niyurete and Zacatecas respectively. The family then resided in the vicinity of Mason and Quarrantina Streets in Santa Barbara. She was the oldest of two brothers, Tony and Joe and a sister, Mary Herrera.
Peppo was one of the early students of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School on Figueroa and Anacapa Streets. The family lived there early years in Santa Barbara then moved to Santa Paula where they went to high school.
Peppo worked her early years for the Johnson Lemon Packing Company on lower Salsipuedes Streets and later years she became a housekeeper and caretaker for families throughout Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch.
After she married Beto she enjoyed her most endearing work experience in the employ of Mrs May Martin the owner of the Santa Barbara Bus Company. Her and Beto worked as caretakers on her 300 acre Martin Estate in the heart of Hope Ranch for about thirty years.
When Beto retired in 1965 they moved to Jalos to be close to his loving family, the Morenos and where they owned several properties. She moved back to Santa Barbara in 1976 when Beto died.
Peppo and Beto endeared themselves to many people on both sides of the border through their generosity, friendship and by interpreting, advising and helping to complete legal documents for their many friends.
Peppo's brother, Uncle Tony passed away this last April 29 at the age of 88; her other brother Joe died seven days later in Santa Paula at the age of 85 years.
Peppo is survived by her daughter Roselie Cordero and her grandchildren Ron and Cynthia and their children Colleen and Kelley Cordero and Todd, Howard and Christie Beard and another generation of great great grandchildren. Peppo's youngest daughter Dora added six additional grandchildren: Michael Ward, Margaret Romero (deceased) Don Fletcher, Patty Fletcher, Ralph Fletcher Jr and Eileen Greco and their children; Angelina Ward, Andrew Reveles, Anthony Jr Romero, Michele Romero, Lorie Romero, Sara Torres, Brandy Fletcher, Lucas Fletcher, Bobby Fletcher, Michael Carrolle and Raymond Carrolle and Adam Greco.
Arrangement by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary, 1903 State St (569-2424)
Visitation: Wed 2-7 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Thursday.
Interment will be at Goleta District Cemetery of San Antonio Road.

OLIVERA, Carmelita T
was born January 13, 1918 in Santa Barbra and passed away Monday, December 6, 1999 in Santa Barbara at the age of 81. She was a homemaker for 59 years. She was a member of San Roque Catholic Church.
Mrs Olivera is survived by two sons, Louis Olivera, Jr of Oxnard and Alfred Olivera of Santa Barbara; one brother, Anthony Vega of Summerland; three sisters, Mary Canno, Lucy Vega and Eugenia Saavadra all of Santa Barbara; several nieces and nephews, her care giver, Arthur Olivera.
A private service will be held by the family.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

VILLA, Leroy William
88, 6th generation descendant of Juan Jose Villa of the Founding Garisson of the Santa Barbara Presidio died Friday, December 3, 1999 at Mission Terrace Convalescent Home after a long illness. He was hospitalized for 3 weeks after suffering a stroke. He was born in San Francisco on February 10, 1911 to LeRoy Lee Villa and Guadalupe Melendres. He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Villa Hopkins of San Francisco and his grandson, Peter Todd Elkin of Lancaster on June 3, 1999.
After being orphaned at age 6, he was placed in several orphanages. In 1921, he was made a ward of the court of Santa Barbara and was placed in a foster home of Mrs Mary Dominguez while he attended Dolores and Guadalupe Schools. There he met Margarita Deibrook, his childhood sweetheart, who became his future wife on February 7, 1932 at Guadalupe Church, who survives him. They had been married 67 years.
At 17, he had to earn his living. While working at several restaurants, he learned cooking on the job and became chef at Tony's Log Cabin, home of the famous sizzling steaks at Cota and State for over 20 years. He realized his dream of owning his own cafe. Lee's Koffee Kup Kafe at 503 State Street from 1950 until it was destroyed by fire in 1956. He was the breakfast and lunch chef at the Santa Barbara Biltmore until his retirement in 1973. He volunteered to cook the special dinners for Guadalupe Parish and Christmas dinners for several years at the Boys Club. Whenever cooking was involved, Leroy was always there to help.
He was active in scouting for many years, a charter member of Guadalupe Church Troop 5, was a leader and a commissioner, when his sons were scouts. He was Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus #1684 in the 60's. He was active In the Native Sons of the Golden West #116 holding many offices. He was a member of the Paisanos Golf Club, enjoyed playing golf with his buddies. He and his wife traveled with the So CaIif Mexican American Golf Assn, playing in tournaments out of the country. He also was an avid reader and loved completing crossword puzzles while watching sports on television.
During the Bicentennial Reenactment of the DeAnza Expedition in 1976, he became interested in the history and became a first officer retired Alferez of Los Soldados del Presidio de Santa Barbara, a member of Los Californianos, the Descendientes de Tucson, Los Pobladores 200 of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. He was founding committee member #1 of Los Descendientes de Santa Barbara, who have members throughout the US and in England and Mexico, was started in his home in 1986. He served two terms as president. He was still involved in their barbecues and pot lucks. For the past 30 years, he had many serious illnesses but he had a strong will to live. He was an avid traveler, visiting the near East many times, including Israel and East Berlin, Europe and Mexico, attending Elderhostels and cruising. He was quiet, gentle and was loved by all. His family always came first.
We want to thank The Dialysis Center, The Easy Lift, his doctors from the Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Cottage Hospital and Mission Terrace, for all their support and caring.
Leroy is survived by his wife, four children, Marjorie A. Villa Elkin, LeRoy G (Adrienne) Villa, William J (Julie) Villa all of Santa Barbara and Therese M Villa of West Plains, MO Grandchildren, Valerie Villa, Chula Vista, Arthur Villa of Florida, Leroy Tom (Linda) Elkin of Santa Cruz, April Elkin of Roanoke, VA, Timothy Elkin of Lancaster, CA, Christopher (Kristina) Elkin of Lancaster, Damon (Maria) Villa of Fillmore, Victoria Villa (Patrick) Tack and Justin M Villa both of Santa Barbara, Kathleen McManus of St Louis, MO and Dennis Villa of Glendale, eleven great grandchildren. In the last six months, he was able to visit with all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
There will be a viewing at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary on Saturday, December 11, 9:30-10:30 am.
The Villa Family invites all his friends to a Celebration of Life at 1:00 PM, Saturday, Dec 11. It will be held at the home of William Villa, his son at 3305 Calle Noguera at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Leroy W Villa to Los Descendientes de Santa Barbara Scholarship Fund Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, PO Box 1403, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.

GORIN, Elizabeth Ann
Mrs Elizabeth Ann Gorin passed away in a Burbank hospital on December 6, 1999, after a long illness. She was 90 years old. She was born Elizabeth Ann Moriarty in St Louis, Missouri on June 27, 1909 and moved to Santa Barbara in 1928, after marrying John D Gorin. She was a homemaker and avid oil painter and also loved music. In 1992, Elizabeth and John moved to Santa Maria and had remained there ever since.
Elizabeth leaves behind her loving husband of 71 years, John D Gorin of Santa Maria; her son John T Gorin of Santa Maria; grandsons, Sean M Gorin of Santa Maria, and Timothy B Gorin of South Korea, Mark A Gorin of North Carolina and Kenneth J Gorin of Maryland; and three great grandchildren.
At the family's request, service are private.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2024 De La Vina St , Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3814, or to the American Cancer Society, Santa Maria Valley Unit, 220 S Palisades, Suite 103-A, Santa Maria, CA 93454.
Services are under the direction of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home, Santa Maria.

KONDO, Sandra L
Sandy Kondo was an amazing woman who touched the hearts of so many people in her short life. She possessed a generosity of spirit that knew no bounds. Sandy was the kind of friend who would do anything you asked of her, and then some. Her sense of humor was tremendous and her hearty laugh and beautiful smile were infectious. She was greatly and widely loved. Those of us privileged to know Sandy are deeply saddened. Our lives have been enriched by her presence.
Sandy was an accomplished professional woman, blessed with a bright and creative mind. She worked in the biomedical field for 19 years after her graduation from UCLA. Most recently, Sandy worked at Miravant Medical Technologies for six years is a manager in their device and clinical divisions.
In addition to being a gourmet cook, Sandy had a flair for entertaining and she loved to collect and savor fine wines. Sandy traveled extensively for business and pleasure. She felt connected to the ocean, which was reflected in her love of diving. Sandy loved fast cars and motorcycles, and she was an avid football fan. She was an accomplished seamstress and a knowledgeable collector of antiques. Her lovely borne was a reflection of her impeccable sense of style.
Sandy succumbed to a brain aneurysm. She is survived by many loving relatives, friends and her dog Bear
A private gathering will be held for family and friends.

WILSON, Frank Lamar
67 of Goleta passed away December 7, 1999.
Predeceased by his wife Renee and daughter Juanita. He is survived by daughters; Cora Diaz, Renee Miller, sons; Everett, Julius and Frank Jr, 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Graveside Services, Friday, Dec 10 10 AM at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

March 6,1931-December 9,1999
Born in Germany on March 6, 1931, Hans Hoffacker passed away December 9, 1999 after a brief battle with cancer. He moved to Canada in the early 1950's where he met and married his wife, Barbara before moving to Santa Barbara in 1963. He worked on the building of the Toronto Subway system in Canada, and for GTE in Santa Barbara for 31 years retiring in 1993.
Hans was passionate about many things in his life. He was an avid outdoorsman, a bird lover, known for his knowledge of and affection for the entire animal kingdom. He had a great affinity for nature and travel that led him on trips to the Channel Islands, safari to Africa and many fondly remembered family camping trips across the United States. Hans was a member of the Santa Barbara Model A Club for many years and an ardent Laker fan.
Hans will be remembered for his great stories, warm sense of humor, compassion for all living things and complete dedication to his family. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara, his daughters Heidi (husband, Kris Harvey) and Heather, his sister Marlies (husband, Harold Fildey), his 2 nephews David (wife, Cassie) and Ronnie Fildey, and his beloved terrier Rosie The world will be missing a beautiful person, a generous friend and a cherished father and husband.
A Graveside Service will be held Monday, December 13 at 11:00 am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery for family and friends. A Memorial Mass will follow at Noon in the Serra Chapel at the Santa Barbara Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

Age 79, born in San Francisco in 1920, son of John and Margaret Martin, passed away December --, 1999.
Educated in Europe and in the United States, where he attended Andover and graduated from Yale in 1941. He serves as an Air Force Intelligence officer in WWII, serving in Africa and Italy. After the war, he worked as a commercial producer for several prestigious advertising agencies in New York City. In 1958, he won a coveted award for the best commercial of the year. He married television script writer, Rosemary Foster, in 1962. They moved to Europe in 1968, where they lived in London and Spain. They returned to the United States in 1981, moving first to Palm Desert, then settling in Santa Barbara.
Mr Martin is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary Martin.

COLLYER, Herbert David
Mr Herbert David Collyer passed away in Santa Barbara on Monday, December 6, 1999. He was 80 years old. Herbert was born April 28, 1919 in St Louis Missouri. He grew up in upper state New York and is an alumni of Wabash College in Indiana. He served as an aviator in the US Navy during WWII. Stationed in the Pacific theater, he was a Lieutenant who flew missions from the air craft carrier Yorktown.
Herbert was a sales manger for the Stearn's and Foster Co while living in Illinois, before moving his family to Santa Barbara in 1973. He was then a real estate broker before retiring and taking a job with the US Forest Service in Kern County.
Herbert spent the last years of his life at the Campbell Manor ana the Villa Laguna, both in Santa Barbara.
Herbert had a passion for the ocean and spent some of the happiest years of his life at sea.
Herbert is survived by his 6 children: Christine MacDonald of Chester New Jersey, Cathleen Holiday of San Diego, Carol Peterson of Helena Montana, Cynthia Collyer of Las Vegas Nevada, Constance DeMercurio of Windsor Colorado, and William Collyer of Santa Barbara. He had 9 wonderful grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Herbert is also survived by his brother Ted Collyer of Glenview Ill, and two sisters Colletta Cake of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Lolitta Collyer Rose of Santa Clara CA.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr Pau Aijian and his staff for their wonderful care.
At the family's request, services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2024 De la Vina Street.

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Harold E. Hamilton, 98, a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo, passed away on November 26, 1999 in Kalamazoo, MI. A career letter carrier, he worked at the Kalamazoo post office for 38 years, retiring in December, 1964. In an article that appeared in the Kalamazoo Gazette a reporter quoted then postmaster Robert L Cooper, "I don't think there is a more perfect letter carrier than Hamilton. In my over 20 years with the post office, I never heard a complaint against him."
He is survived by his wife, Gladys, his devoted companion of over 70 years who had resided with him at their home on Edgemoor Avenue since June, 1930, and who joined him in spending 18 memorable winters in Santa Barbara, from 1964-1982. In addition, he is survived by two sons and their spouses, Ron and Dee Hamilton of Centreville, MI and Jack and Myllicent Hamilton of Palo Alto, CA; a cousin Richard (Pat) Searles and a niece Joyce (David) Becker, all of Kalamazoo; five grandchildren, Joan (Jack) KIier and Mary (Kirk) Anderson, all of Pittsburgh, PA, Ann (Robert) Brown of Philadelphia, PA, Scott (Sharon) Hamilton of San Francisco, CA and Shannon (Ron) Hamilton Akin of Santa Barbara, CA; nine great grandchildren; and special friends whom he met in Santa Barbara, Polly and Mark Adler of San Jose, Bonnie and Tim Tourville of Goleta, and Jean Larson and Gladys Schechter both of Santa Barbara. A copy of his autobiography, A Living Link Between The Centuries, is on file in the Santa Barbara Library's Local History Room.

March 6,1931-December 9,1999
Born in Germany on March 6, 1931, Hans Hoffacker passed away December 9, 1999 after a brief battle with cancer. He moved to Canada in the early 1950's where he met and married his wife, Barbara before moving to Santa Barbara in 1963. He worked on the building of the Toronto Subway system in Canada, and for GTE in Santa Barbara for 31 years retiring in 1993.
Hans was passionate about many things in his life. He was an avid outdoorsman, a bird lover, known for his knowledge of and affection for the entire animal kingdom. He had a great affinity for nature and travel that led him on trips to the Channel Islands, safari to Africa and many fondly remembered family camping trips across the United States. Hans was a member of the Santa Barbara Model A Club for many years and an ardent Laker fan.
Hans will be remembered for his great stories, warm sense of humor, compassion for all living things and complete dedication to his family. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara, his daughters Heidi (husband, Kris Harvey) and Heather, his sister Marlies (husband, Harold Fildey), his 2 nephews David (wife, Cassie) and Ronnie Fildey, and his beloved terrier Rosie The world will be missing a beautiful person, a generous friend and a cherished father and husband.
A Graveside Service will be held Monday, December 13 at 11:00 am at the Santa Barbara Cemetery for family and friends. A Memorial Mass will follow at Noon in the Serra Chapel at the Santa Barbara Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

PETERSON, Katharine E
passed away December 6, 1999 at the age of 85. Kay was born in Gary, Indiana on November 12, 1914, the youngest of 9 children.
She married Kenneth Peterson on October 30, 1943 at the Yale University Chapel. They moved to East Chicago, then to Alhambra, CA. Thery spent 8 years in Venezuela while Ken worked for Exxon Petroleum. There she discovered the game of golf. They moved back to the states finally settling in Santa Barbara in 1962.
Kay was a member of the La Cumbre Country Club. She had been an avid golfer, traveling around to many spots to play golf. She went 2 years ago on a 90 day around the world cruise, greatly enjoyed the experience.
She is preceded in death by Kenneth who passed away on October 11, 1994. She is survived by her daughter Janet Uribe of Santa Barbara; granddaughter Susanne Uribe of Sunnyvale, CA; and many nephews and nieces.
Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart Association or Cancer Association.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

Resident of Santa Barbara passed away on Sunday, December 12. Beloved wife of Joseph Malinoff. Mother of Bill and Frances. Grandmother of Jennifer, George and Jacob Malinoff, and Aroura and Halley Burd.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2:00 pm at the Goleta Cemetery. Donations in Mrs Malinoff's memory may be made to the Braille Institute, 2031 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or Wood Glen Hall, 310 Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

MECKLEY, Barbara
On December 9, 1999, age 73 of Malvern, PA. Born in Santa Barbara, CA daughter of the late Henry & Barbara Chamberlain Gabler. Wife of Richard E. Mother of Sandra White, Richard B, Regina Lordan and Roger A (6) grandchildren, (4) great grandchildren. All services were held on December 13 at the Alleva Funeral Home, Inc, Paoli, PA, 610-644-3540. Memorial Contributions can be sent to the Malvern Fire Co, PO Box 435, Malvern, PA 19355.

BRUBECK, Dorothy W
died on Monday, December 13, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA. Born on January 3, 1914 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to William and Lula Westfall, she was 85.
Dorothy attended Winona State University in Minnesota where she graduated with "special honors" in 1937. She earned her Masters Degree from Northwestern University before moving to Santa Barbara in 1947.
An outstanding educator, and well known teacher she taught at Santa Barbara High School for 39 years. In 1952 she was appointed head of the English Department at Santa Barbara High. In 1972, having been nominated by the Santa Barbara News Press, she was named Outstanding Journalism Educator at the High School level by tho California Newspaper Publishers Association. She was also named of four outstanding Newspaper Advisors.
She proposed the establishment and was a founder of the Santa Barbara Alumni Association.
Mrs Brubeck was a member of the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, she was a member of the Santa Barbara High School Alumni Association, she was a Board Member of the First Baptist Church, she served as secretary for Santa Barbara Beautiful and was active in many other civic organizations.
In 1991 she received the Outstanding Graduate Award from Winona State University. Mrs Brubeck is survived by her step-daughter Janice I Brubeck of Santa Barbara, and her step-son Peter Brubeck of Sacramento, her brothers John R Westfall of Federal Way, WA, and Robert E Westfall of St George, UT, her sister Marilyn D Nelson of Mountain View, CA, and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Henry Brubeck (1986), and her sister Arleen B Westfall (1987).
Visitation will be at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Downtown Chapel on Thursday, Dec 16 from 4.00 to 8:00 PM and Friday, Dec 17 from 8:00 to 11 00 AM. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Friday, Dec 17 at the the First Baptist Church. Interment will be at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to Santa Barbara Convalescent Hospital, to Dorothy's many caregivers, and the staff of First Baptist Church.

Brunner, Robert Vaughn
Robert Vaughn Brunner was born to German immigrant parents, Charles and Magdalena Brunner, in Texarkana, Arkansas, on June 11, 1911. He was the seventh of nine children and grew up on a farm where they raised pigs, grew grapes and made wine. With the advent of prohibition in 1927, and the revenuers finding the still in the basement in 1929, their livelihood was put in jeopardy. So they took Robert out of school when he was in the tenth grade and moved to California-he never returned to school. He worked for his brother in a grocery store in Coronado where he learned how to cut meat, and he later became a butcher at Piggly Wiggly Market. Around 1940, he began working at Convair/General Dynamics in San Diego, building aircraft for World War II, and later became supervisor of the electrical department where they built electrical harnessing for the Atlas Missile. He supervised several hundred women and learned to carry two handkerchiefs, one for him and one for them. He was married on Christmas Day, 1941, to Beatrice Imelda Brown at First Covenant Church in San Diego. Their son, Dean, was born in 1945, and their daughter, Carol, was born in 1949.
Robert loved to work with children. He served for ten years as Sunday School Superintendent at College Center Covenant Church and headed up many youth groups over the years. At age 55, he took an early retirement from Convair and accepted a position as manager of the Alpine Covenant Church Conference Grounds at Lake Arrowhead, California, where he served until age 65. During his tenure at Alpine, he was responsible for creating "Tee Pee Village," where campers live in Indian Tee Pees for a week. He would dress up in an Indian costume, ride his Pinto horse, Sheeba, at full gallop through the village throwing a spear at a target on a tree to get the children's attention. After getting their attention, he would gather the children around and teach them bible stories with object lessons-his favorite thing to do. The children fondly referred to him as "Chief Redfeather."
His grandchildren loved this so much that they often invited Chief Redfeather to perform at their schools.
In 1976, Robert retired and moved to Santa Barbara to be near his children, Dean and Carol, and their families. After working for his son-in-law, Lynn Simonsen, building houses for several years, he was asked by the Dos Pueblos Little League Board to maintain the Little League fields. He mowed the lawns, drug the infields and watched his grandchildren play baseball until he was 86. He was friendly man and always had time to stop, talk & listen. The family was very fortunate to have the grandchildren grow up around Robert and Fritzie, because they found, by dumb luck, that grandparents play a very important and positive role in raising children.
Robert was active in the Covenant Church his entire adult life and attended Montecito Covenant Church in Santa Barbara. He loved to memorize bible verses. One of his favorite passages was John 14:1-6, where Jesus talks about His father's house containing many dwelling places. At this moment, he is surely taking a good look around those dwelling places. In addition to his devotion to God, Robert was a dreamer, inventor, innovator and fixer; always looking for a better way to get something done. He was not an ivory tower scholar, but a doer. He taught his children and grandchildren how to fish, and how to make and fix things. They turned baseball bats on the lathe and made bowls.
Three weeks ago, Robert was hospitalized with pneumonia and he passed away on December 13, 1999. He got all 88_ years out of the life that God gave him. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Fritzie, his son Dean, daughter-in-law Penny, son-in-law Lynn Simonsen, grandchildren, Jamia, Zachary, Cyrus, Tawnia, Justin, Beau, Tiffany, Andrew, Corie, Stacey and Robert, and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carol Simonsen, who died in 1991. He had a thing about the number 11: he was born June 11, 1911; weighed 11 pounds; wore a size 11 shoe; had 11 people in his family; had 11 grandchildren and who knows, someday he may have 11 great grandchildren (there is currently one on the way); and he lived 8 x 11 years. Robert was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a remarkable example of service and devotion to God, church, family, community and to all who knew him.
Services will be held Fri Dec 17, at 10:30A M at St Athanasius Orthodox Church in Isla Vista, 976 Embarcadero del Mar. Viewing at Welch-Ryce-Haider, Goleta, 9-5, Thurs , Dec 16

ORTEGA, Philip P
passed away at Cottage Hospital on December 13, 1999, after a long illness. He was born May 22, 1925 in Santa Barbara to Pacifico Ortega and Hortense Ortega.
Phil leaves behind Barbara Herman Ortega, his loving and devoted wife of 52 years; his sons Michael and Daniel, his grandchildren Michael J, Cassie, Nathan, Justin and David who preceded him in death. He was also receded in death by Libby Michael, his only sister.
Phil was a retired Postal employee. He retired in 1975 after 37 years of service, and a Navy Veteran who served in WWII and the Korean Conflict.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association of Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

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