Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries


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CROSS, Stephen Alan

died unexpectedly on September 21, 2000 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Born November 8, 1953 in Camp Chaffee, AK.

Stephen is survived by five daughters, Syvena, Shaina, Danielle, Stephanie and Jamie of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his father James H. Cross of Palm Desert, his mother Joan Brooks and grandmother Iris Points of Santa Barbara. Also his brothers, James M. and Edward Cross, his sisters, Julie Duval and Jacqueline Harris. He was preceded in death by his brother John.

Memorial contributions may be made to Summit for Danny, c/o Fighting back, PO Box 93102.

KISER, Mildred G

Mildred G Kiser passed away in her home on September 24, 2000. She was born in Cranston, Rhode Island on July 26, 1930, and moved to California in 1941. As a child star, she performed a popular song and dance act at the major hotels. She graduated from Fairfax High School and served in the Air Force as a cryptography specialist, stationed at the Pentagon, Wiesbaden, Florence and Naples. She married James Kiser in Wiesbaden in 1953. 

She visited Santa Barbara with her children in 1965. Feeling it was a place of beauty and comfort, she stayed for 35 years. Her favorite job was being the Lower School librarian at Laguna Blanca School, where she enchanted children with her storytelling and special selection of books. 

She is remembered for her kindness to friends and family, devotion to God, and an effervescent presence, which delighted everyone. She shared many happy moments in her five-year service as secretary of the Women's Bible Study Fellowship. Two sons, Randall and Bruce, two daughters, Kimberlee and Diana, two brothers, Robert and Rodney Guilmette, and her grandson, Kasey, survive her. She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children. 

A funeral service will be held at Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel, 901 Channel Drive, on Wednesday, October 4, 2000, at 11:30 am. 

BATES, Edward Holland

died September 29 at the St Francis Hospital after a short illness. He was born December 23, 1901 to Dr Charles Bell Bates and Katherine Mitchell Bates, in Cambridge Massachusetts. Dr Bates was a prominent physician in Santa Barbara for many years before retiring to reside in the Boston area. Mr Bates childhood was spent largely with his widowed mother, residing sometimes on the East Coast, sometimes in California, attending local schools. In 1925 he graduated from Harvard University. He returned to California and settled on the family Rincon Del Mar Ranch where he developed lemon groves, the prevailing crop of that era. In 1936 he married Julia Reed Bygrave in Concord Mass, returning to settle in their beach home on Rincon Point. In 1951 Mr Bates gave up managing the family ranch, and with his family moved to their new house in Montecito to become a Building Contractor. He built many fine houses in the Santa Barbara area. In 1981 he and Mrs Bates moved to the Casa Dorinda Retirement Community where they made many good friends. Mr Bates is survived by his wife, Julia, his son Channing Bates, his daughter Cynthia Thoreson, his son-in-law Dr Theodore Thoreson, all of Santa Barbara. His Grandson Jeffrey Watson preceded him in death in 1989. He also leaves several nieces and nephews; Fleurette Evans of Oakland, Ca, Juliette Grey of Carpinteria, Charlotte Burpee of Santa Barbara; also Robert Bates, Jr of Pecos Tx Harold Meryman of Silver Springs Md and Richard Meryman of New York City. His brothers Robert and Stacy Bates and his sister Dorothea Meryman pre-deceased him. There will be no service. At a later date it is hoped friends may gather to celebrate his life. Friends may remember their favorite charity or Harvard University. Arrangements by McDermott- Crockett Mortuary.

BROWN, David M. 

Born July 17, 1917 in Chillicothe, Ohio. He died on September 29, 2000. He was a loving, kind, caring, honorable, Christian man, who will be missed very much. David and Omagene (Davis) Brown were married on December 31, 1939 in Chillicothe, Ohio. They had a full and wonderful life together. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1972 where together they enjoyed camping, gardening and home improvement projects. They became members of St Mark United Methodist Church that year and later joined the Los Gitanos Camping Club. 

He is also survived by his daughter, Nancy (Bill) Tanner of Santa Barbara, his sons, Gerald (Sharon) Brown, and Norris (Marilyn) Brown all of Chillicothe, Ohio - his grandchildren, Kathryn (Andreas) Boschke and Amanda, Robert Tanner all of Santa Barbara, Bryan Brown of Columbus, Ohio, Kimberly (Bill) Hart and Jordan, Phillip, Billy of Laurelville, Ohio, Tanya (Jym) Moore and Courtney and Katie of Chillicothe, Ohio, Susie Brown, Jessica and Clinton, Alan Brown, Wesley and Christopher also of Chillicothe, Ohio. His sisters, Dorothy Schofield and Ruby Moss of Columbus, Ohio, Mae Duhl and brother, Walter Brown both of Chillicothe, Ohio, also survive him. 

He worked at Mead Paper Corporation for 37 years and retired from there at age 55. He then began a new career as a Lab Technician at UCSB, which he enjoyed very much. He worked there for 11 years. Preceding him in death were his parents, Silas and Catherine Brown, his sister and brother, Grace Johnson, Carl Brown, his half brothers, Jim Brown and Charles Brown and a stepbrother Leroy Robinson. Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 3942 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Visitation hours will be Tuesday, October 3, from 6pm to 8pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel on Ward Drive. The celebration of his life will be there on Wednesday at 1pm.


Of Santa Barbara passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2000. Born and raised in Santa Barbara. The son of Joe V(Pepe) Castillo and Antonia Castillo. He is preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife, Rosie Castillo and his five children; David, Rita, Rachel, Richard and Michelle. He is also survived by four sisters; Carmen Yee (John), Leonor Argo (Don), Irma Avila (Rudy deceased), A.

F. Castillo, many nieces and nephews. "You will always be remembered in our hearts, we love you and will miss you a lot."

Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 4, 2000 at 7:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetary. Those who wish can make a donation to the Ruben Castillo Memorial at any Mid-State Bank. Arrangement by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.


A long time Goleta resident, passed away Saturday September 30, 2000 in Santa Barbara California. She was born in Ojai, California December 13, 1906 and was preceded in death by her husband John in 1992. Lucy is survived by two sons; Walter of Flagstaff, Arizona and Calvin of Springville, California, Ten Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and one Great Great Grandson. She was a member of the St. Raphael Parish in Goleta. Rosary will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 450 Ward Drive in Goleta, at 7:00 PM Wednesday October 4, 2000. Viewing will be from 12:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral Mass at St. Raphael Church on Thursday October 5, 2000 at 9:30AM Interment will be at Calvery Cemetery on Hope Ave in Santa Barbara.

LUBY, Marjorie (Marge) Ann, 

80, of Boise, Idaho passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 with her family by her side. Vigil
services will be held Monday, October 2, 2000 at 7:00 p.m, at Cloverdale

Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 3, at 10:30 am, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Meridian, Idaho. Burial will follow in Cloverdale Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.

Marge was born on February 23, 1920 in Gwinn, Michigan to William and Rose (Vallincourt) Pepin. On November 30, 1940 she married Lawrence E Luby in Detroit, Michigan. 

She is survived by five children, four daughters and their spouses, Patricia Packer, Marjorie Woodruff, Kathleen Flynn and Deborah Martin of

Boise; a son, William Luby of Santa Barbara, California; five grandchildren; her sister, Virginia Drzewicki of Mayville, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Lawrence; her parents and two brothers, Virgil and Maynard Pepin. 


passed away September 28, 2000 in Hollister, CA.

Beloved husband of Carmen Bourdet of Hollister, father of Lorraine MacKenzie of Sebastopol; John Bourdet (wife Tina), DeeCee Donati (husband Bill), and Jeff Bourdet (wife Jeanne) of Hollister. Brother of Denise Banks (husband Tom) of Santa Barbara, grandfather of Shelley Donati, Shawn Bourdet (wife) Audra); Wyatt, Cody & Carson Bourdet; and Aimee Bourdet all of Hollister. Great grandfather of Garrett Bourdet of Hollister. Survived by one niece and four nephews.

A native of Palms, CA age 85 years. Life long resident of CA. A member of San Benito Co Saddlehorse Assn; San Benito Co. Cattleman's Assn.; Farm Bureau; former member of the Elk's Lodges in Pomona and Santa Maria; served on Los Alamos & Santa Barbara School Boards. A rancher all his life, he and his wife Carmen have been married for 58 years.

Services were held Monday at Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home 870 San Benito St, Hollister, CA 95023.

Contributions are preferred to San Benito County Saddlehorse Assn. Museum or donors favorite charity c/o the mortuary chapel.

MCQUILLAN, Timothy David

Timothy David McQuillan, 49, died at home on Tuesday, October 3, 2000. He was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on November 5, 1950, and grew up in Claremont. He graduated from Damien High School and UC Santa Barbara.

He and his wife were co-owners of Raoul Textiles, a textile design company in Santa Barbara which they founded in 1979.

Mr. McQuillan is survived by his wife Sally; his son Eugene; his daughter, Madeleine; his brother William of Huntington Beach, Michael, of Ventura, Daniel of Veneta, Oregon, and Thomas, of Oslo, Norway; and sister Amy Johnson, of Ramona, CA. He is also survived by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. William McQuillan.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 6, at 11 am at the Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St in Santa Barbara, CA.

Tim will be remembered by his wife and family, and his large number of close friends as a most insightful and humorous individual. His energy devoted to his children was unique as was the warm and honorable way he gave his time and friendship without reservation. These memories will remain with us always.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

SANDERS, Mary Evelyn

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 6th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard for Mary Evelyn Sanders, 85, who died Friday October 1, 2000 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.

Mary was born on March 24, 1915 in Anahuac, Texas. She came to Santa Barbara County 40 years ago with her husband Thomas Finch Sanders. Mary and Tom lived in Buellton for many of those years until making a final move to Bakersfield in 1990. A retired employee of Vista Del Mar Schools, she was a proud member of the order of the Eastern Star.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Tom, sister June Fitzgerald, and daughter Peggy Murphy. She is survived by her three sons, Charles, Jeffrey, and James Sanders of Bakersfield, nine grand children, and numerous great-grandchildren.

SEBBA, Oscar

Age 93, passed away on September 30, 2000 at Vista Del Monte. Oscar was born on August 6, 1907 in Liepaja, Latvia, one of the oldest Baltic ports. Son of Josef Sebba and Hannah Kahn, he moved alone to Paris, France at age 15. He served in the French Army in Morocco, N. Africa in 1932. He met and later married Marie Kniess, from Darmstadt, Germany, in 1934 in Oran, Algeria. After returning to Paris, he was employed by Air France until 1939. 

He was mobilized by the French Army in September 1939. During World War II, he served as a heavy artillery gunner near the Maginot Line. He retreated with his unit to the Pyranees on the Spanish border by the time the Armistice was signed in 1940. His parents and all remaining family members still in Nazi occupied Liepaja were murdered during the war. After the war, he returned to his employment with Air France in Paris.

From 1941 - 1946, Oscar and Marie lived in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast in the former French West Africa, before returning to Paris. They then settled in London, England for three years, where Oscar was employed by British European Airlines. They emigrated to Canada, and then gained dual French-U.S. citizenship, first living in New York, then Miami and Los Angeles. During that time, Oscar worked for Lan Chile Airlines and SAS Airlines. 

The Sebba's relocated to Santa Barbara in 1965. Oscar owned American International Travel, located in the Carrillo Hotel. Oscar was well known locally as an extraordinary travel agent, working well into his eighties at Travel Specialists with Sally Miller.

Oscar and Marie resided at 421 E Figueroa Street for twenty five years prior to Marie's death in 1994. Oscar moved to Vista Del Monte soon afterwards . His friends and the staff at Vista enjoyed his indomitable spirit, quick wit, and intelligence. His interests included keeping current on world events, particularly in regards to the state of Israel.

Oscar is survived by his first cousin, Samuel Sebba, Tel Aviv, Israel and London England, and his family. Oscar "adopted" the Bartolome family ten years ago. His daughter Barbara Bartolome, and her husband, Victor Bartolome, will deeply miss his vibrant humor at all future Sunday evening dinners. Oscar was an unconditionally loving and accepting "father and grandfather" who entertained and educated us with his stories and wisdom. He will be sadly missed by his adopted "grandchildren": Scott Miller of Redwood City, CA; Colin Bartolome of San Luis Obispo, CA; and Erin Bartolome, Juli Lippire, and Tory Bartolome of Santa Barbara. His kind-hearted and gentle ways will never be forgotten.

Memorial contributions will support graduate student teacher fellowships in the Graduate School of Education at UCSB. They may be designated to "GSE-Dean's Fund, UCSB" c/o University of California - Santa Barbara, Graduate School of Education Development Office, Phelps Hall 1175, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.

WOODHOUSE, Jr, PhD, Charles DouglasV

passed away peacefully Thursday, September 28, 2000 at his home in Santa Barbara. He was 61.

A Santa Barbara native, born July 19, 1939 to Charles Douglas and Muriel Jeffery Woodhouse at St Francis Hospital, he grew up loving the ocean and the natural beauty of the West Coast. He is an alumnus of the Howard School, Crane, Laguna Blanca, and University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated with a BA in Biology in 1962.

Charles was married at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church to Heidi Jungnickel in 1962. Following they moved to Eugene, Oregon where he completed his MA in Marine Biology in 1964. He was accepted to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC in the fall of 1964 where he completed a dual doctorate in Oceanography and Zoology in 1971. 

In 1969, the family moved to Alexandria, Virginia where as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve, he worked as Project Officer for the Office of Deputy Assistant Oceanographer of the Navy for Ocean Science. Later he became the Program Director for the Oceanic Biology Program for the Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC. 

His love of the west and Santa Barbara brought Charles back home to Santa Barbara in 1974 where he began a more than twenty-five year career with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History first as Deputy Director and then as Curator of Vertebrate Zoology and Director of Collections and Research Division. In addition, from 1976 to 1982 he was a Lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program at UCSB. Beginning in 1976, he also became a Senior Lecturer in the College of Continuing Education at the University of Southern California. From 1978 through 1981 he served as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Sea Otters for the California Department of Fish and Game. He was the Principal Investigator and/or Project Coordinator on contracts from the National Park Service, Marine Mammal Commission, Department of State, and Exxon, U.S.

A. beginning in 1975. Throughout his career, he also provided ad hoc research proposal reviews for the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Marine Mammal Commission, and Institute of Museum Services.

Charles was also a consultant to the International Decade of Ocean Exploration Program for the National Science Foundation from 1974 through 1979, a consultant to the Marine Mammal Commission in Washington, DC, an Advisory Committee member for the Marine Science Institute at UCSB from 1975 through 1976, and a Program Director, pro tem, for the US Marine Mammal Commission in 1974. During his career he published numerous research papers on marine mammals, sea otters and the Santa Barbara Channel Islands.

He was a member of many professional societies including the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, the Society of Sigma Xi, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, the Society of Marine Mammalogy, the Western Society of Naturalists, the Oceanography Society, and the Central Coast Biological Society.

Best known to the community for completing the unique blue whale skeleton exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and as the community's local expert on marine mammals, he also started the marine mammal research program at the museum, and built the museum's collections to include twenty-four different specimens of whales and dolphins and one of the largest sea otter collections in North America.

Active in the Santa Barbara community, until recently, he was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and a member of the Animal Care Council at UCSB. In addition, from 1982 through 1987 he served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Laguna Blanca School. 

An avid gardener, gourmet cook, musician, mentor, and devoted husband and father, Charles loved the ocean, boating, ragtime music, fishing, and the beauty of the Sierra's and the pacific coast. In 1999, following the death of his wife Heidi, he married Teri Knight. In retirement, his happiest times were spent exploring the beauty of the Santa Barbara channel on his boat Persephone. 

He is survived by his wife of one year Teri Knight Woodhouse, his children Charles E Woodhouse of Beverly Hills, California, Heli Woodhouse Erickson of San Jose, California, and David J. Woodhouse, PhD of Hanover, New Hampshire, his granddaughters Katherine Woodhouse of Perth, Australia, and Athena Woodhouse of Beverly Hills, California, and his sisters the Reverend Michelle Woodhouse and Barbara Woodhouse of Santa Barbara, California.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2000 at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles' memory to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.


87, of Santa Barbara passed away on Friday, October 6, 2000

Mrs Frank was born: June 26, 1913 in Portland, Oregon and was a Santa Barbara resident for the past 25 years coming from Burbank.

She was a homemaker and a former resident of Rancho Santa Barbara Mobile Home Park for 15 years and a former resident of Casa Rosa. 

She was a member of the Santa Barbara Chorus for 10 years, and a member of the San Roque Church Altar Society. 

Mrs Frank is survived by her: daughter and son-in-law: Darlene and William McDonough, of Santa Barbara, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 

Friends are invited to Join the family at 10:00 am on Wednesday at San Roque Church for a visitation, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am on Wednesday at San Roque Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara.

Arrangements are under the direction of Joseph P Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura.

GOENA, Nadine

died peacefully at her home in Carpinteria surrounded by her family on Saturday October 7, 2000.
She was born on September 8, 1912 in Irapuato GTO, Mexico. She was a 62 year resident of Carpinteria coming from Ventura
County. Nadine attended schools in Ventura and was rased in La Conchita.

Nadine reveled in her pilgrimages to the Holy Land and other Catholic Shrines in Southern Europe. She traveled extensively
throughout Mexico during her lifetime. She was an avid sports fan, faithfully attending Carpinteria High School, USC and UC
Berkeley football games. She was known as wonderful cook of Mexican food and and gifted her family and friends with her beautiful works of crochet..

As a longtime resident of Carpinteria, Nadine worked in the local lemon and tomato packing houses. She spent the last 30 years
working in the locally owned Rexall and Mills Pharmacy until her diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is survived by her caring husband, Joe L Goena of Carpinteria and her children Charlotte Zavala (Dave), Charles Gallardo, Virginia Ayala (Edward), Joe Goena Jr., Mary Dellinger, Joanne Goena, and Jacqeline Goena. She also leaves four brothers and two sisters. She was preceded death by her daughter Annabella Goena and her daughter-in-law Nancy Gallardo.

Nadine was a loving grandmother to her many Grandchildren: Daniel, David, and Robert Zavala, Larry and Gary GalIardo, Linda
Shepner, Laura Reid, Katherine Arellano, Robin Loretto, Janine Ayala, Ken and Eric Dellinger, Jennifer Hodgins and 25 Great

Donations in memory of Nadine may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Santa Barbara.

A Rosary will be recited at St. Joseph's Church at 7:00 on Tuesday, Oct. 10th. A Mass celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 10 AM.

JACOBS, Elizabeth (Beth) McEwen

Beth Jacobs died at home in Ventura on October 7, 2000 after struggling bravely for two years with brain cancer. Beth was born in Santa Barbara in 1962. She attended Notre Dame School and graduated from Bishop Diego High School in 1950. She was a fine student and athlete. She attended Loyola Marymount College and graduated with honors from Chico State University. She obtained her Masters Degree in Special Education from UCSB. She married her high school sweetheart, Jay Jacobs in 1987 at the Santa Barbara Mission. 

Beth had a devotion to teaching. Her many students, some both physically and mentally challenged, not only loved her, but also categorically made dramatic strides forward.. She taught with great dedication thirteen years at Oxnard School District.

Beth leaves her most beloved husband, Jay, their adored sons Ryan, 11 and Drew, 7. She is survived by her parents, Willard and Susanne McEwen, her grandmother, Ida House, her brother, Michael and sister-in-law, Mary, as well as her sister and best friend Allison. She will lovingly be remembered by her family, friends, colleagues, and students for her integrity and courage.

Please direct any contribution's in Beth's name to the Santa Barbara Cancer Center, 300 West Pueblo, Santa Barbara, 93101 or to the Autism Society of Ventura County, PO Box 2690, Ventura 93002.

A memorial service will be held at 1524 Miramar Beach Road in Santa Barbara on the beach, Friday, Oct 13 at 4:00.


GREENVILLE: age 98, of Greenville formerly of Santa Barbara, CA passed away Friday, October 6, 2000 at Cumberland Manor in Lowell, Michigan. She was born in Scotland on September 16, 1902, the daughter of James A & Elizabeth R (Cunningham) McChristie. Elizabeth worked for many years for the well-known Dr James T Case a Worldwide Radiologist, and also was a Medical Librarian for the Reaves Medical Library, in California.

She is survived by her brother Alexander McChristie, Scott McChristie of Greenville; her nieces Jamie & (Scott) Christensen of Greenville, Doris Todd of Oakland, California: her nephews James & (Lee) Owens of Texas, Dan Owens of Texas, and Roland & (Marge) Clement of Michigan; and by a good friend Betty McChristie of Greenville.

Private Funeral Services were held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery Linton, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Reaves Medical Library Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

ROMP, Helen P

Passed away Oct 6, 2000 after a brief illness at Cottage Hospital.

She was 82.

Born in Goleta Valley Jan. 1, 1918, she was the daughter of Joe,, and Annie Arbeliatz. 

She is survived by her husband of 36 years Jim Romp. Jim and Helen enjoyed traveling, fishing, and visiting Jim's sister Geneva
Johnson in Northern Calif., where they would stay up to two months at a time, living in Geneva's remote homestead in Happy Camp, California, enjoying Geneva's home, garden, and her great home cooking were one of Helen's greatest pleasures. 

Also surviving are her sons Bill, (Janet) and Jerry, (Pam) Shalhoob, she also leaves behind her sister, Josephine, and her bother J.
J. (Dorothy). Helen was extremely proud of her eight grandchildren, John, (Michelle), Jill, Mia, Shami, (Brett) Keegan, Kourey, (Bill) Cotton, Nick, (Rachel) Shalhoob, Greg Shalhoob, and eight great grand children: Leeandra, L. J., Evin, Jordan, Shannon, Louie, Sydney, and Chance.

Helen and Jim owned and operated Arnoldi's Cafe for 28 years, Arnoldi's Cafe was not only their livelihood, but their social life. They loved to greet and welcome their friends, and customers to their restaurant, and took great pride in serving some to the biggest and best steaks, chops, and spaghetti in the country. We will remember Helen sitting at the end of the bar checking out the crowd as the restaurant was humming away.

Helen you were the silent wonder.

We will all miss and love you forever.

Graveside Services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard on Wed. Oct. 11 at 12:00 noon.

WHALEN, Patricia Denton

How does one measure a lifetime well lived? In the case of Patricia Denton Whalen, who died peacefully on October 5, 2000, the answer is simple! The measure is in the literally thousands of thoughtful acts of kindness, love and remembrance. A 40 year conservative estimate of her influence is as follows: at least 6000 birthday greetings in cards, tree placards, and street signs, 300 Halloween gift packs to students afar, 215 handmade individualized Christmas banners for assorted children, 50 handknit baby blankets, invitations to foreign students, photos galore, thoughtful notes and cards for any occasion or event and untold batches of cookies, bran muffins and soups delivered to neighbors and friends. 

Patty was born on March 6,1940, in Hollywood, California. She graduated from Hollywood High in 1958 and The University of California, Santa Barbara in 1962 with a degree in Sociology. In 1963 she and Roger Whalen were married and began their lifelong love affair, which was both unique, inspirational and laughter filled! She was justifiably proud and delighted by their children, Terry, Janet and Julie, and Pam. 

It's difficult to understand how Patty had time for other interests; however, many organizations benefited greatly by her ideas and participation. Roger and Patty were early and loyal supporters of UCSB, faithful alums and officers in the nascent UCSB Foundation. She was also active with the Pi Beta Phi sorority, both while a student and as an alumna. Other organizations served by Patty are Las Aletas, Laguna Cottages for Seniors, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and the Montecito Foundation. Patty was also very supportive of her neighborhood and was a founder of the Montecito Beautification Day, and a driving force in acquiring the property and developing the Corner Green in Montecito. In addition, she was always interested in residential architecture, held a real estate license and was the repository of much local history. An accomplished artist, calligrapher and a creative contributor, she enhanced the work of all the groups with which she volunteered. 

Patty is survived by her loving husband, Roger, her daughter Julie of Santa Barbara, her son Terry of San Francisco and her daughter and son-in-law, Brad and Janet Stimson and her grandson, Jake Denton Stimson of San Jose, California and her daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Pam Dishongh and her grandchildren, Katie and Isaac of Seattle. 

Her devoted parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Denton reside in Santa Barbara. She is also survived by her dear brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Sally Denton, their daughter and son-in-law, Bart and Laura McHenry and their daughters, Becca and Noelle. Remaining family include her cousins Steve Maher of San Diego and Tim and Geri Maher of Vail, Colorado and their children, Missy, of Vail and Sarah, of San Francisco. 

A celebration of Patty's life will be held Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 2:00 pm at Knowlwood Tennis Club, 1675 East Valley Road, Santa Barbara. Please carpool, if possible. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the The Whalen Family Scholarship at the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, PO Box 1403, Santa Barbara, CA 93102 and to Laguna Cottages for Seniors, 803 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 

In short, Patty was the perfect wife and mother, friend and neighbor who instructed through her generosity and enriched us all by her presence.