Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries


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BIGELOW, Natalie Corcoran

of the Casa Dorinda, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2000 after a short illness. Mrs Bigelow was born in Hull, Massachusetts on September 2, 1912. She became a resident of Santa Barbara in January 1943.

She was active participant in community service and was; President and Treasurer of The Junior League of Santa Barbara, President of The Garden Club of Santa Barbara. She volunteered with the Music Academy of the West, the Visiting Nurse Association, the Mission Archives and other groups whose mission was historical preservation in Santa Barbara.

She was a longtime corporate member of the Valley Club of Montecito and past President of the Little Town Club.

Mrs. Bigelow is survived by her sisters, Gertrude Steizner of Colorado Springs, and Liz Waldman of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, her son, Thayer Bigelow and his wife Ann of New York City; her daughters; Susan Bigelow-Fisher of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Natalie Cutler and her husband Chris of Piedmont, California and Alice (Tish) Bigelow and her husband Lloyd Dean of Mojacar, Spain. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Kent Fisher and his wife Barbara Richardson, Peter C Fisher, Timothy Cutler, Mary Cutler, Katharine Bigelow, Thayer Cutler and her great grandchildren, Thayer Fisher and Grace Fisher.

She will be remembered for her courage, indomitable spirit and sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse Association, 222 E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Memorial Mass on Monday, September 11, at 10 am Our Lady of Mt Carmel, East Valley Road, Montecito.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

CARBON, Margaret Pearl Kennedy

of Santa Barbara, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2000. She was born May 5, 1901 in Lisbon, Ohio.

Married to Anthony C Carbon on November 13, 1926.

She retired from Bell Telephone with 25 years of service.

A long time resident of the Samarkand Retirement Community, she lived in Santa Barbara for 32 years.

Preceded in death by her husband Anthony in 1985. She is survived by her son, John Anthony Carbon, Emeritus Professor, UCSB, two grandchildren John Joseph Carbon, Professor of Music at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Patricia Ann Evans, Kirkland, Washington, two great grandchildren, Michael Evans and David Evans.

Memorial Service, Saturday September 9, 2000 at 10:00 am at the Samarkand Chapel.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

CORDERO, Arlene May

passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 5, 2000. With her was her husband David and daughter Diane. Born in Manchester England, March 11, 1913, she immigrated to the United States in 1918. Santa Barbara was her home for 80 years. She attended McKinley Elementary School, Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. She was an avid gardener; loved to do stitchery and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, David, her loving daughter, Diane Noriega of Monterey, CA, her grandson Christopher Sanders and great granddaughter, Pearl of Sandy, Oregon.

A Mass will be celebrated in her honor by Father Brewer at Our Lady of Sorrows Church where she and David were married.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.


naturalized US citizen born 7/21/28 in Winnipeg, Canada; died 9/2/00. Les is survived by his sons David, Danny, Greg & Paul; daughter Susan Poindexter; brother Ken; & 8 grandchildren; Spencer, Tyler, Jacob, Kelly, Amanda, Jeremiah, Nathan & Nichol.

As a young man in Canada, Les lived the life of the old time Pioneer working as a scaler in a logging camp; in construction of the PG E railroad from Quenel to Prince George, cowboy/ranch hand & with his brother Ken constructed Little Lake Lodge, hewing the logs from the surrounding woods.

His occupation in SB was in the field of Electronics. 1960 to 1973 as General Manager of Audio Vision located then in the 5-Points Mall. 1973 to retire as Engineering Assistant in quality control at Mosley Associates & Okidata;; Electronic Instructor at Work Inc.; and holding a California Teaching Certificate he taught basic to advanced electronics at SBCC Adult Education.

His great sense of humor, quick wit, and counseling/teaching bent benefited all those around him.

Memorial services were private.

Contributions in memory of Les may be mad to Leigh Block Hospice House at 900 Calle de los Amigos, SB 93105 in appreciation for his outstanding care.

NOKES, Jean Katharine

Jean Nokes, a resident of Santa Barbara and Goleta for 48 years, died after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, September 2, 2000. Born in New York City in 1923 to orthopedic surgeon Dr Earl E VanDerwerker and schoolteacher Emily Langmann VanDerwerker, Jean was raised in Bronxville, New York and Newtown, Connecticut. In 1941 she graduated from the oldest girls' boarding school in the country, Emma Willard School in Troy, New York and continued her education at Gray Court College and Centenary College. Her summers were spent at her family's summer home in the Adirondack mountains, as well as at the Ecole Champlain camp on Lake Champlain where she learned to speak fluent French. As a daughter, granddaughter and sister of doctors, she worked in medicine most of her life, beginning her long career in 1943 as a medical secretary at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. In 1952 she moved to Santa Barbara and later became the executive secretary of the Santa Barbara County Medical Society, at Cottage Hospital From the 1960s until her retirement in the early 1980s she worked as a medical assistant in pediatrics and general practice, and as a medical transcriptionist in orthopedics. An excellent writer, speaker and bridge player, "Jeanie" was loved by her many friends for her gentle, gracious manner and wonderful sense of humor She loved to laugh, and even during her last days she charmed everyone around her with her witty comments. Everyone from her family and close friends to her acquaintances and business contacts described her as "a real lady," and she will be greatly missed by all.

Jean was preceded in death in 1984 by her husband Ray Jason Nokes, and is survived by her daughters Linda Jean Eikleberry of Williams, Oregon, and Bonnie Katharine Burgess of Redway, California; her grandchildren Will and Emily Eikleberry and Darin Burgess George; and her beloved Jack Hyatt of Danbury, Connecticut.

At her request, no services will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara, 900 Calle De Los Amigos, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, or to any hospice. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

FRANK, Israel (IRV) 

died on September 10, 2000 at home, surrounded by his family.

Contributions may be sent to Congregation B'nai Brith, or Hospice of Santa Barbara.

O'CONOR, Margaret Fortune

of Montecito passed away September 9, 2000. She was born December 24, 1919 in Vincennes, Indiana to Edwin Ray Fortune and Cecelia Victoria Hack.

Mrs O'Conor was a former resident of Greenwich, Connecticut where she was active in charity and social organizations and moved to Santa Barbara in 1974 being active in Our Gang and traveling extensively. She was a resident of Casa Dorinda since 1996.

Her husband John F O'Conor, a Lawyer and Historical Novelist pre-deceased her.

Survivors include seven children, Margaret Fortune, John Charles, Barbara Cecelia, Jane Frances, James Michael, Thomas Anthony and Dorothy Danielle and eleven grandchildren.

Services will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio with burial in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Long Term Care Ombudsman Services of Santa Barbara County, 1235 "B" Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA in memory of Mrs O'Conor.

Local arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

FLORES, Madeline

age 80, passed away on September 8, 2000, in Oxnard, California. She was born on December 14, 1919, and lived most of her life in Santa Barbara.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Flores, as well as, her grandson Michael Arroyo; her parents, Albert and Mary Cordero; her sisters, Mary, Annie, Martha, and Ynez; and her brothers, Danny, John and Robert. Her daughter, Patricia Merrick; grandchildren, Cynthia Adams, Stephen Merrick, Robert Merrick, and Jeffrey Merrick; siblings, Theresa Contreras, Dorothy Perez, John Cordero and Paul Cordero; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews survive her.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2000, at Conrad-Carroll Mortuary, 401 West Channel Islands Blvd, Oxnard.

HERNANDEZ, Porfirio Pat

78, died on Friday, September 8, 2000 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a lengthy illness. Porfirio was born on February 28, 1922, in Santa Barbara and lived his entire life here.

Porfirio attended local schools including Franklin Elementary, Santa Barbara Jr High and Santa Barbara High School. He started working at the age of 18 at Mission Linen, and later at Johnson's Packing House. He worked for the Santa Barbara City Airport as a maintenance employee for 32 years.

Porfirio was a U.S. veteran with the Army, Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion. He was honorably discharged on January 11, 1946 from Fort MacArthur. He received the following medals: the Medal for American Campaign, the European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Purple Heart, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. 

Porfirio enjoyed his retirement of 16 years, participating in Church Festivals as a booth leader and was a church usher at Our Lady of Guadalupe for 44 years. He enjoyed being a Senior Citizen member with the Santa Barbara Recreation Center with his wife of 51 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen M Garcia/Hernandez; daughter, Elvira T Maxwell (Anthony), of Tijeras, New Mexico; grandsons, Michael Anthony Maxwell, of San Francisco, CA and Steven Anthony Maxwell, of Glendale, Colorado.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 15, 10:00 AM, at Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

MANNING, Dorothy Penelope

died Sunday, September 10, 2000. Services will be held on Thursday, September 14th, at Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez in Santa Barbara at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 13th, at Welch-Ryce-Haider on 15 East Sola Street from 9:00 am to 8 pm.

Dorothy Penelope Craven was born on January 7, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois to Kelsey and Dorothy Craven. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1956. She attended La Cumbre Jr. High and Santa Barbara High School where she was a member of the Donnettes and the synchronized swimteam. She graduated from Santa Barbara High in 1960. She attended Santa Barbara City College and UCSB. She was a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Santa Barbara Sculptures Guild. She was the owner of The Peg Too women's clothing store in Goleta for 20 years. She was the owner of Images women's clothing store in the La Cumbre Plaza for 7 years. After working in the clothing retail industry, she became a successful artist. She worked in many different mediums: sculpture, oil, watercolor, acrylic, murals, clothing design, furniture refinishing, and interior design of homes and businesses. Her artistic impressions and talent will be felt for many generations. 

Penny is preceded in death by her parents Kelsey and Dorothy Craven and is survived by her brother Winston Craven, her sons Keith Koster and Kenneth Koster, their wives Patty and Sue Koster, her grandchildren Amanda, Ariel, Zoey, Gabriela and Ethan, and her niece Kelsey Craven. 

Flowers can be sent to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel on Sola Street or donations can be made in her name to the Cancer Foundation or Leigh Block Hospice House. 

Penny has touched many people with her love, compassion, kindness and she will be greatly missed. Our world will not be the same without her in it. 


1913-2000. Barbara Martinez 87 peacefully passed away on Friday, September 8, at Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital. In prayer, at her bedside was her daughter Grace Romero Pacheco, Granddaughter Rosalie Romero, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Her siblings Richard Martinez and Sally Batula precede Barbara. Her siblings Rachel Lasaca, Genevive Martinez, Johnny Martinez and Molly Ayala survive her.

Her five children Rudy Romero, Rachel Romero, Mary Pendleton, Grace Romero Pacheco, Alfred Romero and her 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, also survive Barbara.

Barbara was born in Carpinteria, Ca on June 27, 1913. Barbara lived most her life with her granddaughter Rosalie Romero in Santa Barbara and Solvang. Nana Barbara and Rosalie shared a very close and loving bond that Rosalie will carry in her heart forever.

Due to her ailing health, Barbara was moved to the home of her daughter Grace Romero Pacheco in Santa Ynez, Ca where she was cared for until she left us.

We pray to our Lord to give us the strength to find peace in our hearts as we prepare the final remembrance ceremony for our beloved Nana Barbara.

Services will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider funeral chapel in Santa Barbara on Thursday September 14th at 7:00 pm. A second Service will be held on Friday September 1 5th at 8:30 pm at the Santa Ynez Mission in Santa Ynez, Ca.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

MULLEN, Kathleen Mary

Santa Barbara native, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 10, 2000. Born August 14, 1956 to Thomas and Agnes Mullen, she was preceded in death by her father (1991).

Kathleen attended Marymount Santa Barbara, and graduated from Santa Barbara High School (1974). She graduated from Santa Barbara Business College and Oxnard College as a certified paralegal.

Kathleen animals were the loves of her life. She never left a stray homeless. She also loved her flower garden.

Kathleen is survived by her mother Agnes of Santa Barbara , her brother Thomas Mullen Jr. of San Francisco, her sisters Patricia Tronquet of Seattle, WA and Suzie Carasa of Auburn, WA. She is also survived by three nieces and 3 nephews all of Washington State.

A Memorial Service is planned at the family home today, Wednesday, September 13th at 2:00 PM.

Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.


Goleta pioneer, Dee Pagliotti dies at age 85. Rancher, public servant,, businessman.

Dee Pagliotti died September 11, 2000 after a long illness. Dee was born in Goleta, California, on July 22, 1915. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School, where he was a member of the football team. He operated the Seaside Gasoline Station at Fairview and Hollister Avenues, Goleta in the 1930's, and was a cabinet maker for a brief while. He later ranched with his father and brother. Later Dee and his brother, Tony, formed a partnership and continued ranching into the 1980's.

In later years much of the property was sold and Dee and Tony entered into real estate, including apartment buildings in Santa Barbara, Vandenberg Village and Ojai.

Dee Pagliotti served on the Goleta Water Board for 25 years and was also a member of the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury. He had been a member and past president of the Goleta Lima Bean Growers' Association. Dee had been a member of the Goleta Lions Club and was a member of the Elks Lodge, also belonged to the Caravaneers.

Dee married Lila Jane Redfern on September 13, 1941. He was a loving husband to Lila and a loving father to his two sons, Richard and John, all of whom survive him. Dee was very fond of fishing and camping and took many wonderful trips with his wife Lila in their RV.

Dee is survived by his sister Lena Spreitz, a nephew, two nieces, and many grand-nieces.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 15 at 11 am at the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge, Kellogg Avenue, Goleta, with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, friends may remember their favorite charity.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

PETTIT, Nola Irene

died peacefully after a short illness on September 9, 2000 in Santa Barbara. She was born on July 1, 1920 in Anaheim, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas James Pettit in 1968. 

Nola's immediate family survivors include her brother, Darrel (Geraldine) Larsen of Ventura; her children, David Pettit of Carpinteria, Linda Karolus of Santa Barbara, Dennis (Jeanne) Pettit of Ventura & Fred (Cindy) Pettit of Santa Barbara. Her grandchildren; David (Romy) Henderson, Laura, James, Douglas, Joshua, Christopher, Lisa, Adam & Thomas Pettit. Her great-grandchildren; Timothy Pettit-Sanchez & Emily Henderson. 

Nola graduated from Ventura High School & Ventura College. Nola & Doug Pettit were married in Ventura in 1941. They settled in Santa Barbara after WWII to raise their family. After Doug's untimely death, Nola continued to raise her children was instrumentally involved in the upbringing of many of her grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday, September 15 at Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 E Sola St, Santa Barbara. Interment following at Santa Barbara Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara. 

Mom,Grandma, "Ya-Ya" Nola-

Your family will miss you dearly. You will be closely held in our hearts thoughts forever.

GOTO, Hiro

born September 26, 1923, in Santa Barbara, passed away September 12, 2000. He was the youngest of three children born to Sanpe and Mine Goto. Mr Goto graduated from Santa Barbara High School and Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Following military service in the U S Army, he served the County of Santa Barbara in many capacities including juvenile traffic judge as well as senior probation officer, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed his retirement years playing trumpet in the Prime Time Band, ballroom dancing, spending time with his many friends, and spoiling his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons: Doug; David, (his wife, Diana); Howard, (his wife, Kim, and their children, Eric and Laura); his sister, Sayo Miyahata, and niece, Diane Nishiyama.

His kind and generous nature, his sense of humor and love for family and friends will be greatly missed. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 16, at 3:00 pm at Community Covenant Church, 5070 Cathedral Oaks.

Memorial contributions should be directed to Transitional Care Unit, Cottage Hospital, PO Box 689, Santa Barbara, 93102.

Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels are in charge of arrangements.

JIMENEZ, Carmen Fragosa

Passed away Wednesday evening, September 13, 2000 at home with her family at her bedside. Born in Santa Barbara on July 27, 1921.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Jesus G Jimenez, her children: Dolores, Christine, Roger and Jess. Jr., her immediate family of 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She also has five grandchildren and one great granddaughter as well as numerous family members.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon Sept 17, at 4 pm with a 5pm Rosary being recited at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel at 15 East Sola St At 10 am Monday, Sept. 18, a memorial service followed by Graveside service at Calvary Cemetery.


a long time Santa Barbara resident, passed away peacefully Sept 11, 2000, after a long illness. She was born May 1907, the 7th of 11 children in Nelson, Minnesota. The 11th child died in infancy. There were 5 sisters and 4 brothers, all who remained close up until their deaths. Ruth became a schoolteacher at the little schoolhouse in Nelson for a few years until her marriage in 1928 to J Stewart Quarry, then helped him run the family farm. They left for Santa Barbara in 1937 and are where they remained, along with about half her family. She worked at various jobs throughout Santa Barbara until, at the age of 53, decided to go to City College and take classes in Nursing. She became a LVN and practiced privately until almost 80 years old. She was active in the Toastmasters Club in the early years, then the sons of Norway and also at the Trinity Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart, in 1980; all her siblings, and her son-in-law Jerry Hays. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Hays, her grandsons John and David Hays, all of Goleta and her great-grandchildren, Ben, Ashley and Nicole. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Edith Rogers of Washington. and brother-in-law Ferdinand Qually of Minnesota, and many nieces and nephews.

There were graveside services Friday at Santa Barbara Cemetery with Pastor Neilson from Trinity Lutheran Church.