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AUSTIN, Dr Warren R
died December 16, 1999 in the Seattle, Washington University Medical Center at the age of 88. He was a native of Gray's Harbor, Washington and a resident of Santa Barbara, California since 1947. His death was caused by a systemic staph infection which began with an injury to his foot while visiting his homes in Europe.
Dr Austin is survived by his dear brother, Everett Austin of Santa Barbara; his daughter Dorothy Mudd and his only grandchild, Peal S Mudd, of Orcas Island Washington; and numerous nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his long time friend, Lee Jansen and many dear friends throughout the United States and Europe. Mrs "Bunny" Austin, his dear wife, preceded him in death when she died in Santa Barbara in 1991.
After an exciting and distinguished medical career in the U S Army during WWII, Dr Austin settled in Montecito as the first resident physician in the village. He developed a reputation as a charming dinner guest, well loved friend and gifted healer. His sense of pride in the community and his love for people was a primary driving force in his rigorous daily schedule. When he was not caring for his regular long list of paying patients he volunteered his services. He took care of hundreds of employees, students, and travelers by providing free medical services at important Santa Barbara institutions such as the Biltmore Hotel, Westmont College, and UCSB.
Dr Austin will long be remembered by his friends for his irrepressible devotion to the Arts. In Santa Barbara alone he was a founding member of the Music Academy of the West, a founder of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Alhecama Theater, and the Lobero Theater. Out of his love for theater and endless desire to share it, Dr and Mrs Austin brought many important cultural offering to Southern California for the very first time.
Among the list was the first appearance of the Vienna Boys Choir on the West Coast, the first West Coast production of the NY Metropolitan Opera, and the first Broadway productions of "As You Like It" and "Lion in Winter" in Southern California.
Finally, no mention of Dr Austin and theater could be complete without including his enduring friendship and financial backing of Dame Judith Anderson's own work and her favorite causes.
Dr Austin credited the beauty of Val Verde in Santa Barbara with transforming his vision of life and he always was eager to provide the experience for anyone, especially young people. He beloved Val Verde was the jewel of his worldly holdings specifically because it was the artistic vision of architect Bertram Goohue, landscape architect Lockwood de Forest, Jr and art patron Wright S Ludington. He kept personal track of all the groups who came to tour Val Verde's grounds and loved nothing better than to hear of their joy when they saw it. His life's dream was to provide a way for all future generations to continue to come to Val Verde and share the experience of its beauty. This was to be his lasting testament of love for his wife, Bunny.
Dr Austin's body can be viewed at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel in Santa Barbara. The public burial will take place at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on December 30, 1999 at 12:30 P M.
A private Memorial Service will be hosted by Dorothy Mudd in January at the Biltmore Hotel, Dr Austin's favorite place to celebrate.
Arrangement by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

DOTY, Martin Thomas
of Santa Barbara, passed away December 22, 1999, at Cottage Hospital, at the age of eighty-three. He leaves his wife, Orpha Elizabeth Kivell Doty, to whom he had married sixty years; daughter Donna Diane Lane, son-in-law Larry Lane and grandson Marty Lane of Aptos, California.
Member of a pioneer Goleta family, Martin was a direct descendant of Edward Doty, who came to America in 1620 in the Mayflower. At the age of two, his grandfather, Julius Goodell Doty, came by wagon train with his parent, Martin and Aurilla Evans Doty, from Knox County, Illinois, to San Jose, California, in 1852, later settling in Hollister, California. In 1883 the family moved to Naples, in Santa Barbara County, where his Great-Grandfather, Martin, bought 160 acres of property in Las Varas Canyon at Dos Pueblos from the Den Estate. For more than on hundred years the canyon was commonly referred to as 'Doty Canyon'.
A third generation Californian, Martin's paternal grandmother, Lucy Roberts Doty, wife of Julius, was born in San Jose CA in 1854, the daughter of George Madison Roberts and Rebecca Jane Clevenger. Lucy Doty died in Santa Barbara in 1955, at the age of 101.
Martin's maternal grandmother was Ferny Edgar, wife of Samuel Jamison. The Jamisons and Edgars were also early Californian settlers. Lured by the prospect of gold, Tobias Jamison, Martin's great grandfather, came to the goldfields of California. In 1856 he booked passage on a ship from San Francisco, crossed the Isthmus of Panama on foot, and returned to the East. He married Mary Cooksey in 1857 in Missouri, and in the Spring of 1859, they joined a wagon train bound for California, where they first settled in Santa Clara County. Later Tobias and his family were early pioneers of Salinas in Monterey County. In the 1870's another move was made, this time to Guadalupe, in the Santa Maria Valley, which area he represented for eight years as a member of the Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara County, In 1880 Tobias moved his large family to the Santa Ynez Valley.
Following the close of the Civil War, Martin's great grandfather, Thomas Edgar, who had served with a regiment of Illinois Volunteers, moved on to California and settled in Petaluma, Sonoma County, later moving to the Santa Ynez Valley, where he was the first postmaster.
In 1921 Martin's father, Frank, together with brothers Edward, Lawrence 'Fred', and Russel Doty, attended a sheriff's auction sale at Ellwood Ranch, with the intent of purchasing a 'span' of mules. Finding bidding on the property minimal, the Doty Brothers, in partnership with Joseph Archambeault, purchased the entire ranch, which at that time extended from the mountains to the ocean, and from Ellwood Station Road to Winchester Canyon Rd. The ranch, named for the original owner, noted horticulturist Ellwood Cooper, was further developed with additional plantings of oranges, lemons, and walnuts.
The son of Francis 'Frank' and Ora Jamisson Doty, Martin was born September 7, 1916, in Santa Barbara. He attended Den Tecolote Grammar Schools, La Cumbre Junior High, Santa Barbara High School, and Santa Barbara State College. He was part owner of Ellwood Ranch until retiring. He then was employed by the Goleta Water District for twelve years, first as a utility man, and in 1961 was transferred to the Cachuma Project where he did maintenance and experimental work for five years. In 1965 he was transferred back tom the District Office as an inspector, where his duties included inspection of materials and workmanship of installations performed by water pipeline contractors, and recording all underground construction .
Martin was a 4-H leader for ten years, He also belonged to the Goleta Valley Historical Society, Harmony Dance and Social Club, and was a member of the Mayflower Society. He was a charter member of the Republican Task Force, the Republican Presidential Legion of Merit, and a charter member of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation.
Martin was pre-deceased by his parents and his sister Frances Doty Lillard, (Mrs Eugene). In addition to his wife, daughter, and grandson, survivors include a niece, Judy Ensign, (Mrs Dennis), of Goleta; two nephews, Robert Lillard of Lompoc, Tim Lillard, his wife, Maria, of Goleta, and their respective families, as well as numerous cousins in the Goleta Valley.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a friend to everyone. He will be laid to rest in Santa Barbara Cemetery. In respect to his wishes, there will be no services.
In memory of Martin, contributions may be made to Goleta Valley Historical Society, 304 N Los Carneros Rd , Goleta, CA 93117
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

MONTGOMERY, Joan Hilton
Joan died peacefully Tuesday, December 21, 1999 following a long illness. She was born in New York City to Robert and Lucia Hilton and grew up in Barrington Illinois. Joan attended school at Kemper Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Ogontz in Pennsylvania.
Joan married James Rardon Montgomery Jr , (who preceded her in death in 1991) on August 26, 1946 on August 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. Then they moved to Santa Barbara in 1960.
Joan is survived by her sister, Barbara Hilton Free; her 5 children, Mary Montgomery Rosenberger, Melissa Montgomery Hayman, James Rardon Montgomery, III, Robert Hilton Montgomery, Thomas Vennum Montgomery; and 7 grandchildren, Hillary and AJ Rosenberger, Christopher Hayman, Leah and Robyn Montgomery and Adam and Stephan Montgomery.
Services are pending.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

BAUERNSCHMIDT, Henry Eugene
Longtime Santa Barbara resident Henry Eugene Bauernschmidt died December 22, 1999 at the age of 98.
He was born in Baltimore, Maryland July 21, 1901. After graduating from Baltimore City College in 1922, he headed west for the warm sunny climate of southern California. For a time he was an artist in Carmel, working odd jobs to make ends meet. In the early 1940's, he completed his Landscape Architecture Certification at UC Berkley. After servicing in the Army during World War two, Henry moved to Santa Barbara to take a job as the Landscape Architect for the county.
Over his 26 years of service, he was instrumental in establishing guidelines and direction for the beautification of Santa Barbara County through the planting of street trees (some 30,000 were planted), the landscaping of the county building with unique and diverse plantings, the development of beach parks, Lake Cachuma, and equestrian trails.
Henry, sometimes called "Hank", was a member of The Horticultural Society, which honored him for his work on Franceschi Park. He was also a dedicated member of The Downtown Organization and received an "Outstanding Citizen Award" for his contributions for improving the landscaping of State Street. As a member of Santa Barbara Beautiful, Inc., he gave endless hours to its many projects, and was honored for his landscaping of the courthouse grounds.
His love of plants was his life. He gave humbly and willingly of his time and knowledge for the landscaping development of Santa Barbara County-a wondrous paradise that he always felt to be his true home.
He is survived by his wife Genevera Bauernschmidt, his three daughters Susan Ward, Vicki Shafer and Jodi Bauernschmidt -Turner and his six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations to be sent to Santa Barbara Beautiful, Inc PO Box 2024 SB or to The First Congregational Church 2101 State Street SB.
A memorial service is planned for December 27, 1999 at 2:00 pm at The First Congregational Church 2101 State Street SB.

CASTAGNOLA, Rena Guerra
widow of George V Castagnola, died peacefully shortly after midnight on Christmas Eve Day. She was 91.
Surviving her are two daughters, Virginia Castagnola-Hunter and Renee Castagnola, both of Santa Barbara, and seven grandchildren.
There will be a Rosary on Sunday, December 26, at 7:00 PM at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola Street.
She will be buried at a private ceremony, and a Memorial Service to celebrate her life will take place in mid-January, the date to be announced.
She may be remembered through gifts to St Francis Medical Center, 601 East Micheltorena, an hospital which played a important part in her life and that of her family, or to the Visiting Nurses Association of Santa Barbara.

HAKIM, Vicki Soad
passed away peacefully on December 24, 1999 in Santa Barbara, age 75.
Vicki was a strong, high energy and gentle woman, with many friends and family members. Vicki had a love of life and people, and brought a special sparkle with her wherever she went and she was loved by everybody who knew her.
She is survived by her two sisters; Angele Khougaz of San Francisco (California) and Alice Khougaz of Melbourne (Australia), her nephew John Daoud, her niece Marie Yacoub (California) and all her other nephews and nieces in Australia, Denmark, Canada, Greece and Lebanon.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass and a celebration of Vicki's life at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, Dec 28, 1998
at St Raphael's Catholic Church, 5444 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 [Telephone (805) 967-5641]
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to St Raphael's Parish Development Program.
Arrangements under the direction of Welch-Ryce-Haider 965-5145.

MYROSZNYK, Max
passed away on December 24, 1999 at his home in Santa Barbara.
Born on 1911 in Ukraine, USSR, he grew up on a farm, which was forcibly taken from his family by the communist government in 1931. He served in the armed forces in World War II and was wounded in the communism and gave his children freedom from the tyranny of communism. After, staying in a displaced persons camp in Germany, he immigrated to America in 1949.
Max lived in Villa Park, III for many years, where he built his own house and raised his family. After many years of working as a carpenter in Illinois, he moved to Santa Barbara in the '70s and retired here. After both his beloved wife Julia Myrosznyk and his youngest son, James Myrosznyk died, Max's health became progressively weaker until he quietly passed away on Friday, Dec 24, 1999.
He will be remembered by his surviving children, Walt Mathews of Santa Barbara, and Nadia Schieler of Fontana, Calif and three grandchildren, David Schieler, Elizabeth Smith and Andrea Mathews, as loving father and grandfather who at extreme peril brought out his children from the USSR so that they could have a life of freedom in America. He was to all of his children and grandchildren a true example of a born-again Christian and frequently preached and counseled them in the ways of the lord.
Memorial service is scheduled for Monday, Dec, 1999 at 10:30 am at the McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel, and viewing will be Sunday 2:99 pm to 4:00 pm.

COOK, Leonora "Leo" Coleman
Leonora Coleman Cook, known affectionately to her friends and family as Leo, passed away in Santa Barbara on Thursday, December 9, 1999. She was 89 years old. Leo was born on May 3, 1910 in Chicago. She grew up in Santa Barbara, attending the Santa Barbara Girls School and others in Philadelphia and Paris. A life long artist, she studied at the Art Students' League in New York in the 1930's with, among others, the well-known muralist Reginald Marsh and local artists Don Freeman, Channing Peake, and Jack Hamilton. Leo worked as a sculptor, with many pieces carved from ebony and lignum vitae. Her works have been exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Among her best known works is the bronze relief of Alice F Schott commissioned for the Alhecama Theater's donation to the Santa Barbara City College. At the age of 50 she took up the cello, which she enjoyed playing in quartets with Edna Hestal, until her elbow was no longer up to the task.
Leo lived on Cape Cod and in Greece with her late husband, Harl, before coming to Santa Barbara to live in the late 40's. Her interests included sailing, and she crewed on various boasts out to the Channel Islands. Leo traveled widely, often with the late Polly Hamilton, thoroughly researching in advance the history, art, cuisine and archeology of whatever country they planned to visit.
She was a marvelous chef, with a taste for French cooking. Leo was strong of character, demanding of herself and others integrity and clarity of thought. She was caring and generous and she shall be very well remembered by all who knew her.
Leo is survived by her sister in law, Barbara Behr of Lake Forest, Illinois, and her nieces Barbara Donnelly of Chicago and Mary Potter of Franklin, West Virginia. Leo's only child, Joan, died in 1968.
A private gathering of remembrance was held by the family and friends.

HALLOR, Edward Bennett
Edward Bennett Hallor passed away on Thursday December 23rd. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 18, 1907, son of Charles Ignatius Hallor and Artie Lee Bennett Hallor, and youngest of four children. Upon the death of his father, Edward's family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in the early 1920's. He took his undergraduate studies at Saint Ignatius College in San Francisco, and advanced work at UCLA and USC.
In 1936 while Office Manager of a sugar plantation in Hilo, Hawaii, Edward married Orian Hall from Pasadena, CA. World War II interrupted their Hawaii residence, and they relocated to Pasadena with their three children. In 1946 the family moved to Montecito, and Edward, a Certified Public Account, established his practice in Santa Barbara.
Edward instructed in accounting, taxation, and small business formation and management in Santa Barbara's Adult Education program and at Brooks Institute of Photography. During his professional career, he served on the Board of Directors of Mendacity Protective Association, as President and Board Member of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, and as President of the University Club of Santa Barbara. In addition he was a founding member of the Channel Counties Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and served as its President.
Edward was predeceased by his wife Orian in 1995. He is survived by their children, Orian Hallor Greene, Valerie Hallor Anewalt, and Michael Edward Hallor, all of whom reside on the East Coast.
Memorial Services will be held at All-Saints-by-the-Sea, Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito on Wednesday, Dec 29, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please remember Hospice of Santa Barbara, or your favorite charity. Welch-Ryder-Haider is in charge of arrangements.

AUSTIN, Robert Tucker
86 passed away December 26, 1999. He was born October 18, 1913 in Hallsville, Missouri. He was a 43 year resident of Phoenix, moving to Arizona in 1956 from Santa Barbara, California. Mr Austin was a retired sales and marketing representative for Pillsbury and Shamrock Foods Company. He was also a past master and proud 50 year member of the Santa Barbara Masonic Lodge #192.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Lucile Howell; son Robert Tucker Austin, Jr; grandson James Jackson Howell; and granddaughters. Lisa Danielle and Deborah Lynn Austin. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Lucile Austin.
Graveside services will be held at Santa Barbara Cemetery, at 2:00 p m on Wednesday, 12/29/99.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

AUSTIN, Dr Warren R
died December 16, 1999 in the Seattle, Washington University Medical Center at the age of 88. He was a native of Gray's Harbor, Washington and a resident of Santa Barbara, California since 1947. His death was caused by a systemic staph infection which began with an injury to his foot while visiting his homes in Europe.
Dr Austin is survived by his dear brother, Everett Austin of Santa Barbara; his daughter Dorothy Mudd and his only grandchild, Peal S Mudd, of Orcas Island. Washington; and numerous nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his long time friend, Lee Jansen and many dear friends throughout the United States and Europe. Mrs "Bunny" Austin, his dear wife, preceded him in death when she died in Santa Barbara in 1991.
After an exciting and distinguished medical career in the US Army during WWII, Dr Austin settled in Montecito as the first resident physician in the village. He developed a reputation as a charming dinner guest, well loved friend and gifted healer. His sense of pride in the community and his love for people was a primary driving force in his rigorous daily schedule. When he was not caring for his regular long list of paying patients he volunteered his services. He took care of hundreds of employees, students, and travelers by providing free medical services at important Santa Barbara institutions such as the Biltmore Hotel, Westmont College, and UCSB.
Dr Austin will long be remembered by his friends for his irrepressible devotion to the Arts. In Santa Barbara alone he was a founding member of the Music Academy of the West, a founder of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Alhecama Theater, and the Lobero Theater. Out of his love for theater and endless desire to share it, Dr and Mrs Austin brought many important cultural offering to Southern California for the very first time.
Among the list was the first appearance of the Vienna Boys Choir on the West Coast, the first West Coast production of the NY Metropolitan Opera, and the first Broadway productions of "As You Like It" and "Lion in Winter" in Southern California.
Finally, no mention of Dr Austin and theater could be complete without including his enduring friendship and financial backing of Dame Judith Anderson's own work and her favorite causes.
Dr Austin credited the beauty of Val Verde in Santa Barbara with transforming his vision of life and he always was eager to provide the experience for anyone, especially young people. He beloved Val Verde was the jewel of his worldly holdings specifically because it was the artistic vision of architect Bertram Goohue, landscape architect Lockwood de Forest, Jr and art patron Wright S Ludington. He kept personal track of all the groups who came to tour Val Verde's grounds and loved nothing better than to hear of their joy when they saw it. His life's dream was to provide a way for all future generations to continue to come to Val Verde and share the experience of its beauty. This was to be his lasting testament of love for his wife, Bunny.
Dr Austin's body can be viewed at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel in Santa Barbara. The public burial will take place at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on December 30, 1999 at 12:30 PM.
A private Memorial Service will be hosted by Dorothy Mudd in January at the Biltmore Hotel, Dr Austin's favorite place to celebrate.
Arrangement by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

GONZALEZ, Benito Pedro
Angels came to take Benito to heaven on December 23, 1999 at Cottage Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was born on March 21,1910 in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico. He came to Santa Barbara in June of 1927 and worked for the Johnson Lemon Company until he enlisted in the Army in 1942 where he served in the 107th Calvary Division. Upon his return from the service Benito joined the local labor union and worked for various construction companies in the area. He then worked for the Santa Barbara Water Company for many years, then worked for the Santa Barbara Cemetery until his retirement in 1975. Benito was an honorable, uncomplicated and humble man who worked very hard for many years to support his large family.
During his retirement, Benito enjoyed spending his time with family, friends and neighbors. Benito could charm the young and the old and made many, many friends where ever he went. He was a member of Am-Vets Local number three organization. He enjoyed working in the garden and watching wrestling on television. He never missed Wheel of Fortune because of Vanna White. Most especially Benito loved and enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his very special grandsons, Michael and Brian Clark. He loved them as if they were us own children and he made it his job to help show them the way to young adulthood.
Benito bravely fought his health problems for many years with an impressive will to live. His desire to continue living was for the love and bond of his family who were the most important part of his life. On the night before his death, Benito told family members that he had a vision of angels who told him it wasn't his time to go to heaven yet. He was able to hold onto life until his family was able to assemble the next afternoon to give him their last goodbye and thanks.
Benito's family would like to thank the nurses, staff and doctor's of Cottage Hospital in the 4 Central, surgery, ICU, CCU and 6 Central divisions of the hospital. Their kindnes and support will always be remembered by his family.
Benito is survived by his caring wife of 52 years, Aurora Cervantes Gonzalez. He is also survived by brothers, David, Juan, Crespin and Pedro Gonzalez. He is survived by his mother-in-law, Frances M. Cervantes and his devoted brother-in-law, Francisco Cervantes. His surviving children are: Rosalie F Cervantes, Sally Rose, Alfred, Gilbert and Geronimo Gonzalez and Elvira G Clark. Also surviving are daughters, Rose Mast, Petra Wolfkill and step-daughter Barbara Cordero. He is also survived by many grandchildren including: Marina, Alaina, Corinna, Seneca, Jennifer, Angelina and Alfred Gonzalez, Michael and Brian Clark, many great and great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Services include: viewing at Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 from 9 am to 6pm. Rosary will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm. Burial mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 10:00am followed by burial at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Immediately after the burial, family and friends are invited to attend a memorial bar-b-que to honor Benito at the Veteran's Memorial Building on Cabrillo Boulevard.
All arrangements are being handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. Donations may be made in Benito's name to the local chapter of the American Heart Association.

LESH, Ruby Maxine McGowan
died December 26, 1999 after a long stroke-induced illness. She was a gallant and patient lady and we will miss her very much. She was a giving person who gave her time and talents to a number of Santa Barbara organizations over the many years she lived here. She was a craft contributor at Botanic Gardens, a member of he Little Garden Club, and a volunteer at the Museum of Natural History. She also was an artist and calligrapher and a wonderful baker. Her cookies are famous at Valle Verde where she had moved after her husband's death in 1986.
Ruby was born and raised in Mountain, Grove Missouri and moved from there to Detroit, Michigan; when she married Allen Lesh. They became active in square-dancing in that city; and it was an activity they enjoyed all their lives. When they moved to Santa
Barbara, they joined the Fairs and Squares and were popular and active members til Allen's death and Ruby's later stroke.
Ruby was a helper at heart. She loved to entertain and enjoyed the company of many friends. Some of those friends were also travel companions after Allen died, and they had memorable times together in some of the far places of the world. We were all privileged to know her.
Ruby has requested that there not be a service for her. Friends can contribute to the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens or the Museum of Natural History if they wish.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

PARISOTTO, Paul V
passed away peacefully at Cottage Hospital after a brief struggle with cancer. He was 75. Paul is survived by his wife, Mary, and his three children, Diana DieBold of Morgan Hill, California, George Parisotto of San Rafael, California, and Sylvia Parisotto, of Santa Barbara.
Paul was born on February 25, 1924 in Lompoc, California to Giorgio and Appolonia Parisotto, and spent his early childhood in Santa Barbara. Following the death of his mother in 1931, Paul moved with his father to the town of Spineda, Italy (located in the region surrounding Venice). His father remarried and Paul helped support the family by working on their farm. During World War II he was forced to serve in the Italian Army despite his American citizenship. In 1947, Paul returned to Santa Barbara, working as a gardener in various Montecito estates. He married Mary Reginato in Italy on December 27, 1956. Paul and Mary were members of the Italian Catholic Federation, the Sons of Italy, and the Italian-American Boot Club.
Paul was employed for many years as a maintenance worker at Five Points Shopping Center, and later for M & F Packing Co in Carpinteria. He worked for 12 years with Raytheon in Goleta before retiring last year.
Paul took great pride in everything he undertook; he will always be remembered for his dedication and love for his family, his generosity, hard work, colorful turns of phrase, and a garage that defies description. He enjoyed gardening, barbecuing, fishing, watching golf, and his wife's cooking.
In addition to Paul's wife and children, he is survived by two brothers, Fausto Parisotto of Santa Barbara, and Adriano Parisotto of Spineda, Italy, and two grandchildren, Shelby and Jackie DieBold of Morgan Hill, California, and Paul also has numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews located in Italy, Canada, and Australia.
A Memorial Rosary will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 at San Roque Church, located at 325 Argonne Circle. A reception will immediately follow at San Roque Hall. The Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday at 10:00, also at San Roque Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Paul can be made to Leigh Block Hospice House, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, or a favorite charity. The Parisotto Family would especially like to thank the nurses of 6th Floor Central at Cottage Hospital for their generous care and kindness shown to Paul during his illness.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

VERPLANK, Boyd E.
passed away peacefully, December 19, 1999 in Santa Barbara. He was born March 23, 1909 in Gary Indiana to Joseph J and Grace Gordon Verplank. He was 14 years old when he drove to California with his parents and siblings. His family settled in Santa Monica and he graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1928. He worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after 2 years of college. His career there was interrupted by World War II. He served in the US Coast Guard from 1942 until 1946. After his discharge he returned to work at McDonnell Douglas and continued there until his retirement in 1974. In 1947 he co-founded the Santa Monica Yacht Club. Sailing, racing and helping young people to learn to sail were his passions in life. In 1949 he married Marie Ayre from Montana and they spent time traveling the West. He is predeceased by his brother Wilbur Verplank of Menlo Park, his sister Dorothy Levy of Camarillo and his sister Cornelia Curry of Santa Barbara. His loving wife Marie passed away in 1984. He is survived by his sister Josephine Veenker of Bishop ,California. He was fondly known as Uncle Bud to almost 30 nieces and nephews : Judy Mansbach, Joe Curry, Bob Curry, Barbara Gilwood, Bruce, Larry and Russell Veenker, Gordon and William Verplank, Mary Levy, Charles Stephens, Kathleen, Linda, Larry and James Ayre also in Montana his sister-in-law Dorothy Ayre and her nine children Robert, Sally, Mary, Bonnie, Jeanine, Carol, Mike, David and Anne and his brother-in-law David Ayre and his five children Laurie, William , Mary Lou, John, and Patty.
No services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers - friends can donate to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, 300 W Pueblo, SB or Hospice.

Driscoll, John James
Died peacefully surrounded by family on December 24, 1999 at the age of 91.
John was born in the Boston area on September 18, 1908. After serving in the military during WWll and working for the US Census Bureau, John was employed by the US Postal Service for 38 years residing in Maryland. In 1979, John moved to the warmer climate of Southern California, eventually becoming a resident of Santa Barbara in 1990. John was an avid participant in athletics in his youth and later enjoyed golf, pool, and following the Patriots, Red Sox and Doug Flutie. He was also fascinated by mathematics and statistics. John lived a very active and independent life until his death.
John was the son of James Driscoll and Mary Hayes Driscoll. He is preceded in death by his wife Josephine Skenderian Driscoll, sister Margaret and brother Jeremiah. John is survived by his brother James and sister-in-law Anne, nieces Theresa and Dotty and nephews Jerry, John, Jimmy, Kevin and Brian. John was the kind and generous stepfather of Joseph Skenderian and his wife Susan of Santa Barbara. He was known affectionately as Grampy to their children Pam Skenderian, Leslie Van Dalsem, Jennifer Ward, Joseph Skenderian, Jamie Skenderian, Susan Stonehouse, and Jessica Skenderian. John was also the proud great grandfather to Meagan and Michael Ward and Will and Jack Van Dalsem. We'll miss you Grampy
John was a fair, good, and honest man who was greatly loved by all of us. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure to encounter him, but most especially by his family.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

GAY, Avis Darlene
a Santa Barbara resident for thirteen years passed away Sunday, December 26, 1999 at Cottage Hospital at the age of 83. Mrs Gay was a homemaker.
Mrs Gay is survived by two brothers, Arthur C Schroeder of Santa Barbara and Bob W Schroeder of Laguna Hills; one sister, Bernette C Austin of Santa Barbara; nieces and nephews, Arthur John Schroeder of Los Angeles, Richard C Schroeder of Napa, Craig A Schroeder of Paradise, Sheryl L Porter of Santa Barbara, Robert M Austin of Concord, Bernice F Austin of Ventura, Christopher Schroeder of Delaware, Steven Schroeder of Texas, Gary Rubendal of Texas and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mace L Gay who passed away in March of 1986.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2:00 pm at Pilgrim Terrace.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

LACASSE, Patricia Slater
was born January 18, 1953. She went to be with her Lord and Savior December 24, 1999. Patty died from complications of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis while waiting for a lung transplant. She graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 1971 and went on to attend Santa Barbara City College. She graduated from UCSB in 1975 with a Bachelors Degree in Medieval Studies. She is survived by her husband Richard and children David, Andrew and Elizabeth Lacasse of Murietta, California, her mother Correne and sister Margaret Slater of Goleta sister Mary Slater of Santa Barbara and brother Tommy and sister-in-law Debbie Slater of Ventura.
The family would like any memorials to be sent to the American Lung Association.

YANEZ, John Paul
a long time resident of Santa Barbara, passed away in the early morning hours of December 26, 1999. John is survived by his wife, Sharon Yanez, two daughters, Melodee McIssac of Virginia and Michelle Kelley of Santa Barbara, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. John also leaves behind his mother, Consuelo Yanez, three sisters, Lilia Yanez, Catalina Unzueta and Maria Antunez, a brother-in-law, Martin Unzueta, five nephews, three nieces, a step-daughter, son-in-law and their children.
Born in El Paso, Texas on June 2, 1931, John moved to Santa Barbara in 1942. John graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1950 and in September of that same year his National Guard unit was called into active duty for the Korean War. As a member of the 40th infantry division of the United States Army, 981st Field Artillery Battalion, John went to Japan in early 1951 and into Korea in January of 1952. After serving many years of active military duty, John went on to employment as a civil servant for the U.S. Army Reserves and remained there until his retirement in 1988. Forever respectful of the memory of fallen comrades and in an effort to preserve and sustain awareness of the Korean War, John participated in, and sometimes helped to organize, local reunions of the Service Battery, 981st Field Artillery Battalion. After retiring to Fresno, California with his wife, Sharon, John continued to be active in reunion efforts.
John will be remembered as a husband who delighted in teasing and laughing with his wife, and as a father who would always be there to share his love and support and will be forever in our hearts. As a son he was always concerned for his mother's well being. As a brother, John always tried to be supportive and understanding of his sister's feelings. John was an uncle who never hesitated to tell it like it was and never stopped encouraging his nephews and nieces to aspire to new levels even as he insisted they must do whatever they felt right to find their own happiness in this world. John was a uniquely special person and in all of his familial roles he was fiercely loyal and always loving. It is these things and so many others that his family will miss. John wished that his passing from this world not be cause for sustained mourning and ceremony. Out of respect for his memory, his family is honoring those wishes and there will be no religious or funeral services.

CHAPPELL, Edith
Edith Chappell passed away on December 23, 1999 at Mission Terrace after a brief illness. Born in Valdez, Alaska she spent her childhood in Porterville, Calif. In the 40's she moved to Bakersfield where she stayed until 1968. For the past 31 years Edith had made Santa Barbara her home.
Survived by her sister Ruth Eldridge of Santa Barbara, longtime companion Robert Vaughn, daughter Margie Bolstad, son-in-law Craig, son Bill Lelvis of Porterville, two granddaughters, Susan Howell of Aurora, Colorado, Kelly Saenz of Carpinteria, three great grandchildren, Christian, Jacob and Cassandra.
She will be missed but we all know she is in a better place.
There will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Health Ministries at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Goleta. McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

MCDARIS, James H
born February 10, 1922 passed away December 28, 1999.
Mr McDaris is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joy. He is also survived by two children, Patrick and Kelly.
There will be no services but donations in memory of Mr McDaris may be made to the Parkinsons Association of Santa Barbara or the Friends of Los Ba–os Pool.
Arrangement by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

ROMERO, Reyna
12-19-54 - 12-18-99
She was born in Santa Maria and raised in Santa Barbara. She was a loving and caring person.
She is survived by her loving husband Anthony Romero Sr and two children Tony Romero Jr and Tina Romero all of Santa Barbara. She will be missed by family and friends.
Memorial service planned for a later date.

SABIRON, Hattie
long time resident of Santa Barbara passed away on December 27, 1999. Born in Wyoming in 1903, Hattie was one of that generation that bridged the era of the horse and buggy to the space age. She eagerly looked forward to the new century. Married in 1931 to Louis G Sabiron, she was the mother of Josephine Sabiron Lauter, previously a nurse at Cottage Hospital; Marian Sabiron Stark, former English teacher; and Conrad Louis Sabiron, retired Santa Barbara police officer. Hattie is survived by her three children, their spouses, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday January 4 at 2:00 PM at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel, 450 Ward Drive. Memorial donations may be made to Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels, PO Box 6099, Santa Barbara, CA 93160.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

LAWTON, Mary Pierce
went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, December 29, 1999. A long time resident of Santa Barbara, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Paul Lawton, and her brother, Harrison (Bud) M Pierce, Jr She was born to Lydia Marsh Eastman and Harrison Morton Pierce, November 18, 1919 in Madison Wisconsin, married August 3, 1945. She is survived by her sisters: Dorothy Moon of Mt Shasta, CA and Lois Ward of Bend, Oregon, seven children: Lydia Ruth Shannon, David Pierce, John Paul Jr, Stephen Daniel, Thomas James, Timothy mark, and Michael Phillip, 18 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Mary Lawton lived a dedicated and committed life. She spent many of her younger years at Happy Camp on the Klammath River supporting her father, a doctor for the Conservation Corp. She graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill in 1944 with a BA in Christian Education, taught at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill, and worked as a machinist for the Buffalo Armory during WWII. Through the years she became an accomplished musician through singing, and playing the piano and organ. She was active in the following organizations: Pioneer Girls, Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Conservative Baptist Mission Society, Goleta Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Grace Church, Neighborhood Church and Child Evangelism Fellowship. She also taught kindergarten at Santa Barbara Christian School. She will be remembered for her kind heart and giving spirit, her love of children, and a desire that all know the true meaning of forgiveness and redemption through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. She will be deeply missed.
A public grave side service will be held Monday, January 3, 2000 at 11 am at the Goleta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

KRONEN, John D (Jack)
passed away December 30, 1998 from complications of Parkinson's disease. Jack was born October 2, 1925 and grew up in Syracruse, NY where he was an Eagle Scout. In 1943 he entered Cornell University in the Navy V-12 program, receiving his commission in the US Navy. He completed his tour of duty in the Pacific returning to Cornell after WWII, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1947 he joined Carrier Corporation and spent 12 years in Caracas, Venezuela, followed by 3 years in Mexico City.
He leaves his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth, and 4 children; John Jr (Jack) of Honolulu, Ann of Malibu, Tom of San Francisco, David and his wife Laura of Santa Barbara, and grandson Gregory.
In 1963, the family moved to Santa Barbara where Jack owned a wholesale lumber business. He was a member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Advisory Council. He enjoyed skiing, sailing and back-packing and played tennis at Birnam Wood Golf Club.
Funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara where he was a board member.
Memorial Servcies will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St, 1:00 Sat, Jan 2.

BROWN, Iva Brown
93, of Goleta California died on December 23, 1999 at Goleta Cottage Hospital after a very brief illness. She was born October 20, 1906 in Acme Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
The family moved to Central California and Iva decided to become a nurse. She took her training at Emmanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Turlock California, graduating as an R.N. She later met and married Wilbur Brown, also an R.N., who was head of the physical therapy department at the California Veterans Home Hospital in Yountville, California. At that time, Iva was an office nurse in Modesto. She later did office nursing and then hospital nursing in St Helena and Napa.
A career change eventually took her husband to Guam in 1949. A year later, Iva and her son Stanley followed. Their first residence in Guam was without water or power. She cooked on a kerosene stove and used lanterns at night. Later houses had utilities but for a while she was a pioneer woman. During her time on Guam, Iva worked as a secretary in the Transportation Department for the US Navy Public Works Center. A highlight of her time in the Pacific was a trip on an inter-island freighter that lasted for about 5 weeks and made stops at 4 of the major island centers in Micronesia. This was prior to the Trust Territories being open for tourist travel. In addition, she also travelled to Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines with her husband. They left the islands and moved to Lancaster, California in 1963 after Wilbur accepted a medical retirement.
In Lancaster, Iva once again put on her beloved nursing uniform and worked in the Lancaster Medical Clinic. Following Wilbur's death in 1971, Iva moved to Santa Barbara where she lived with her son Stanley's family.
Following her retirement and while living in Santa Barbara, she continued to do volunteer nursing at both Santa Barbara Christian School and Samarkand. She also did extensive world and local travelling with a long time friend in Lancaster. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church where she participated in a number of social activities.
Iva is survived by her son Stanley of Goleta and daughter Julianne Mathews of Bakersfield. In addition, she has 2 grandsons by Stanley and 4 grandsons by Julianne. Great grandchildren number 12 (soon to be 13).
A memorial service will be held at St. ark United Methodist Church, 3942 La Colina Rd at 11:00 on Saturday, January 8. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark.
Funeral directors: McDermott-Crockett Mortuary, 1903 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2421 Phone (805) 569-2424 Fax (805) 842-5241

HALEY, Katherine Hoffman
Lifelong Ventura resident, Katherine Hoffman Haley, 80, died December 25, 1999 at her home following a lengthy illness.
Mrs Haley was born August 17, 1919 in Oxnard to parents Walter H Hoffman, Jr and Edith Hobson Hoffman. She spent her childhood on her parent's ranch, Rancho Casitas, a thoroughbred breeding farm. Following in her father's footsteps, she purchased her first racehorse at age 14 which began her lifelong passion for racing. She graduated from St Catherine's Academy in 1935 and attended UCLA joining Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
Mrs Haley was a businesswoman and rancher managing family real estate and investments, while raising champion Shorthorn cattle and quarter horses on Rancho Mi Solar. Her most famous horse, Mr Spats, was Ronald Reagan's favorite mount.
In 1970, The Muses of the California Museum of Science and Industry recognized Katherine as The Woman of the Year in Agriculture. In 1966, She was given the Milton M Teague Award for Outstanding Volunteerism and in 1987, she was Grand Marshall of the Ventura county Fair Parade.
Mrs Haley was a tireless fundraiser for the Republican Party in Ventura County room 1964 to the present. She was treasurer for the Committee to Re-elect Congressman Bob Lagomarsino throughout his tenure. She also helped with fund-raising to elect and re-elect Governor and President Reagan, Presidents Ford and Bush and Governor Deukmejian. During Ronald Reagan's governorship, she was appointed as vice chairman of the California state Fair Board, vice president of the Board of Directors of Cal Expo and served as the founding chairman of California's Racing Hall of Fame. From 1958 to the present, she served on the Board of Trustees of Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, and was also a member of St Paul's Episcopal Church.
Mrs Haley was a major fund-raiser for, and envisioned the building of the Ventura County Museum of History and Art, serving as their financial advisor from 1977 to the present. She had a deep appreciation for Western Art and was especially proud of her collection of Edward Borein's art and memorabilia.
She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. Daughter & Husband, Andrea and Nelson Pfister of Newport Beach, Daughter & husband, Virginia and James Deane of Sandpoint, Idaho; Son & Wife, Robert G & Martha Haley, Jr of Scottsdale, Arizona; Son & wife, Roger & Christina Haley of Ventura; Brother & wife, Walter & Sheila Hoffman of Camarillo; Grandchildren, Eric Pfister of San Diego, Bret, Bradley & Bryan Haley of Ventura; Cody & Kevin Deane of Sandpoint, Idaho; Marilee (Mrs Elmer R) Grossheim of Longmont, Colorado; Katherine & Allison Haley of Scottsdale, Arizona; and her former husband, Robert G. Haley of Corona del Mar, CA.
Services will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2000, 1:00 PM at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Ventura with the Rev Jerome Kahler officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ventura County Museum of History & Art, 100 E Main St. Ventura, Ca 93001
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.

LICHLYTER, Dr. Moyne and LICHLYTER, June D
Dr Lichlyter passed away on December 17, 1999 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born Nov 4, 1919 in Kansas and completed his medical training at Kansas University. He Served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He practiced medicine in Oroville, CA from 1949 to 1965 moving to Santa Barbara where he worked for UCSB.
His wife June, passed away on December 26, 1999 from pneumonia. She was born Aug. 31, 1919 in Kansas and has 4 surviving sisters. She married Moyne on June 14, 1942.
She spent her adult years as a loving, dedicated wife and mother.
They are survived by their two children and four grandchildren.
There will be no services at their request.
If you wish, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

ROACH, Thomas Fitch
Thomas Fitch Roach peacefully passed away December 24, 1999, at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.
Thomas was born April 25, 1909, in Sarotoga Springs, New York, and was the son of Vaughn Roach and Grace Edith Roach. He is survived by his wife and companion of 43 years, Margaret Lloyd Roach of Santa Barbara, California, and his four children, Thomas H Roach of Yerrington, Nevada, Richard L Roach of Clovis, California, Kevin M Roach of Canoga Park, California, and Kathleen S. Mintzer of Santa Barbara, California. He is also survived by three daughters-in-law, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Tom was a graduate of Santa Barbara High School in 1928. He also attended Santa Barbara State College, where he majored in mechanical engineering. His quote from his high school yearbook which guided him throughout his life was "The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."
He and his father, Vaughn Roach owned and operated three Sunset 5-10-25-cent Variety Stores located in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Encino. Later, after recovery from a severe illness and closure of his stores, Tom went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, Tarzana Branch, where he retired after twenty-one years of service at the age of seventy-eight.
Tom had several hobbies including gem collecting/lapidary, coin and stamp collecting and photography. When he and Margaret ("Peggy") started their family he put most of his hobbies aside to help raise their four children. He and his family enjoyed being members of a Ghost Town Club and Lake Elizabeth Ranch Club, where they took many family camping trips. He was an active St. Nicholas Episcopal Church member and Kiawanis Club member in Encino. Tom was also an active Boy Scout Committee Member for Troop 157, in Tarzana, where two of his sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Tom was a kind and gentle man, who never had a harsh word to say about anyone. He kept a cheerful disposition and rarely complained, despite what life threw his way. He was always the happiest when his family was around as they were his top priority. He always tried to include them in whatever was happening. He cherished his relationship with his wife Peggy and never was an argument heard between the two. Those that knew him, would see his eyes light up when Peggy walked into the room. We will all miss his beautiful, heartfelt smile and loving ways. We are all better off by knowing and loving him. Until we meet again Tom, "okie-dokie"?

FRIEDRICHS, Edward H
Long time resident of Santa Barbara passed away after a brief illness on December 26, 1999. Born in Daly City, California on January 12, 1914, Ed was one of the courageous men who gave three years of his life to fight for our Country in World War II. Upon his return, he began his career for our State government as District Manager in the Employment Development Department. Ed retired in 1975 after almost thirty years of service.
Ed enjoyed the outdoors, in particular tennis and fishing, and throughout his life was an avid chess player and amateur photographer. Ed will be remembered for his gentle spirit, wonderful sense of humor, and love for his family.
He is survived by former spouse, Lois Friedrichs; their daughters, Kay Chambers, Carol Friedrichs, and Joan Van Lehn; and grandchildren, Kristi Newton Day, Brian Newton, Darren Van Lehn, and Chelsea Van Lehn. Ed is also survived by former spouse Shirley Friedrichs.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 7, at 1:00 pm at our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Montecito. Donations may be made to Christmas Unity, 1236 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

FENCI, Renzo
Sculptor, passed away Dec 31, 1999. Born Nov 18, 1914, in Florence, Italy. Husband of Jeanne Lyons. Also survived by his son Piero, two grandchildren, Catherine and Walker, and one great grandchild, Stirling, all of Texas, two step-daughters Wendy Foster of Santa Barbara and Stephanie Burkard of Oklahoma City. After receiving a Maestro D'Arte in Florence Renzo came to the US in 1938. He began teaching which lead to positions as a professor at UC Santa Barbara 1946-1954, and head of the sculpture dept at Otis Art Institute 1955-1977. His work is represented in private collections, museums and public spaces throughout the U.S. Renzo was noted for his great talent, robust humor and lasting influence on his many students and friends.

SANDER, Helen R
Resident of Santa Barbara for the past 25 years, passed away December 30, 1999, after a long illness. At her request, no services will be held. Family requests remem- brances be sent to donors favorite charity.
Arrangements handled by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel.

SMITH, Kathryne Cornwell
Kathryne Cornwell Smith, who was affectionately known to all as "KC" passed away on 26 December 1999 in Santa Barbara after a long period of failing health.
She was born on 29 October 1906 in Ypsalanti, Michigan. She came to California in 1914 with her parents and was raised and schooled near Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley. Her father, raised walnuts, peaches and chickens and built the first public swimming pool in that area.
KC attended USC and UCLA graduating with a degree in Library Science. For some years she was employed in the Portland, Oregon library system. She returned to Southern California in 1937 where she married Gerald S Smith, a teacher in the Alhambra High School System. After her divorce in 1960, KC moved to the Goleta area, where she has resided since that time. Here, she worked as a reporter for two of the newspapers in Goleta, and maintained an active interest in local civic affairs. She was also very active in environmental matters.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald S Smith Jr of Goleta, and Clark Cornwell Smith of Dillon, Colorado. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Colorado Springs, and Dillon.
At her request, no services are planned. A private family service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in her name to a favorite environmental cause.

WACHTEL, Agatha (Gay) Bord
Age 90, December 28, 1999, Santa Barbara, Calif, wife of late artist, Simon M Wachtel.
Immigrating to the USA from Russia in 1911, educated in Ohio, Penna, Dela, and NJ, Agatha began teaching in 1929 and continued her career in elementary education until retiring in 1974.
Living in Atlantic City, NJ from 1953 thru 1974, in 1978 she moved to Santa Barbara and as a volunteer, continued her vocation, tutoring students at Kellogg Elementary School.
Agatha's many friends and past students will fondly remember her confidence in them and her commitment to enhancing their lives by inspiring a thirst for reading and a quest for knowledge. In over 18 years Agatha rarely missed a day with her students. She also enjoyed her many years as an active participant in the Santa Barbara RSVP.
Agatha was an avid traveler and after retirement visited over a dozen countries.
Venturing forward in 1993 to a four-year residence with family in Auckland New Zealand, she continued voluntary activities tutoring elementary school children and launching an Internet "penpal" project between NZ and Kellogg School students. In 1997, Agatha returned to her beloved Santa Barbara.
Survived by daughter, Judith Sansweet-Mai, Santa Barbara and son, Barry Wachtel, Chicago, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial will be held in Santa Barbara on Saturday, January 8, 2000.
Memorial donations may be made to RSVP, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 35 W Victoria St, SB.

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