Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries


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Kaufman, Garrett

of Goleta, passed away on Tuesday October 10, 2000 with his family by his side.

Garrett was born on February 1, 1925 in Morgantown, W Virginia. He served in World War II as a Corporal in the 9th Infantry Division of the US Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was decorated with several medals including the Purple Heart.

After the service, Garrett worked in the auto parts industry and retired after 15 years as the Purchasing Manager for Mission Linen Supply. In his retirement, Garrett enjoyed classic car restoration, fishing, gardening and spending time with his many grandchildren.

He is survived by Verletta, his wife of 48 years; his sons and daughter and their spouses from Santa Barbara county: Gary Kaufman (Lora), Bryan Kaufman (Sara), Kimberly Paul (Robert) and his daughter and spouse from Denver, CO, Pamela Voehl (John). He also leaves behind 15 beautiful grandchildren and 3 sisters: Doris Kelm of Phoenix, AZ, Mary Rehe of Morgantown, W. VA and Charlotte Patten of Glendale, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Garrett Kaufman to the Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

In celebration of Garrett's life, a memorial service will be held at Goleta Valley Church (corner of Fairview Ave and Stow Canyon Rd.), on Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 1 PM. A graveside service will be held at the Goleta Cemetery on Monday, October 16, 2000 at 10 AM.

LECKIE, Elizabeth Wheelwright

wife, mother and grandmother, died Monday, October 9, 2000 at UCLA Medical Center following a brave and determined battle for life. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 43 years, Frederick Alexander Leckie and three sons of whom she was justly proud.

Lively intelligence, grace, wit, a wry sense of humor and fierce dedication to her family were the hallmarks of her life. Born June 30, 1934 in New York City to Jere H Wheelwright, Jr and Alison Reynolds Wheelwright, Liz attended boarding school at Chatham Hall, VA and was a graduate of Stanford University, where she met her husband. In support of her husband's academic career, she made homes in Hannover, Germany; Cambridge and Leicester, England; Champaign, Illinois and for the past twelve years, Santa Barbara, California. Her interests spanned everything from literature and French to baseball and horseracing. Liz' home was often filled with friends who will sorely miss her wealth of hospitality, her opinions on politics, vivacious conversation and encouragement. 

She is survived by her husband; her sons and daughters-in-law Gavin and Elizabeth Leckie and their children Hamish, Catriona, and Angus of Westchester, NY; Gregor and Sylvia Leckie and their daughters Mia and Isabel of Deerfield, IL; Sean Leckie of Santa Barbara, CA; her sisters Eleanor Crunden of Newton, NC and Margaret Canada of Stamford, CT, her brother Charles L Flaccus III of Gettysburg, PA, and her step-mother, Beatrice S Wheelwright of Orange, NJ She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Funeral service will take place Friday, October 13 at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito. No flowers, please. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Leukemia Association.

POULIS, John Ernest

passed on suddenly but peacefully to be with the Lord at age 56 in Modesto, CA Sept. 25, 2000 .
He is survived by his brother, William, sister, Debra Pappas, nieces Gail Pappas, Paula Meyers, (Marty), Marisa Brummond (Jerry), nephews Corby Poulis (Tina) and David Poulis and many grand nieces and nephews.
John served in the U. S. Navy stationed in Japan and the Philippines.
He suffered severe injuries from being struck by a car, yet he never complained about his pain and disability. His natural talents included drawing imaginative faces and caricatures, quoting Shakespeare and the Bible from memory and playing chess
John was a generous and loving person.
Private Greek Orthodox Services were held for the family.
Eternal rest and peace with the Lord.
We love you.

ROCKWELL, Robert Clarke

respected California educator and descendant of early Californios, died in Encinitas on October 6, 2000 his 87th birthday. Services will be held at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church on October 15 at 2 pm.

Dr Rockwell was founding Superintendent-President of College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita and also Superintendent President of Santa Barbara City College. 

He was born in Santa Barbara the youngest child of thirteen and could trace his ancestry to one of the soldiers who came to America from Spain with Father Junipero Serra. 

After graduating from Carpinteria High School' Mr Rockwell attended Harvard on a four-year scholarship graduating in 1935. While teaching English (and Coaching track) at Covina High School, he met Betty Jane Robinson, whom he married in 1942. 

In World War II he enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a private and was honorably discharged as a Captain. He earned his Master's degree and his doctorate from USC while teaching at Fullerton College 

Dr. Rockwell was then selected as one of the administrators to develop the new Cerritos College in Norwalk-La Mirada. From there he became Superintendent!-President of Santa Barbara City College. 

Following a successful tenure at Santa Barbara. he was chosen to create a brand new college in Newhall and Valencia later Santa Clarita. His accomplishments as the first Superintendent-President of College of the Canyons were recognized with the dedication of Rockwell Canyon Road.

In 1980 Dr and Mrs Rockwell retired to Encinitas and La Costa where Dr Rockwell served 12 years as a member of the governing board of Mira Costa Community College. 

His honors included serving as President of the California Junior College Association, Southwest Region, and twice president of Rotary. 

Robert C. Rockwell was the youngest child of John Rockwell and Isabel Garcia Rockwell He is survived by his wife of 58 years Betty Rockwell; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Bud Zeuschner of San Luis Obispo: son and daughter-in-law Robert G. and Addie Rockwell of Hemet daughter Ann Rockwell of Placerville, grandchildren, Lisa and Ken Sperow; Nathan and Jennifer Rockwell. James Zeuschner, and great-granddaughter Clara Sperow. Those who wish may make contributions the Robert G. Rockwell Memorial Scholarship Fund through the College of the Canyons Foundation.

RUIZ, Elsie Satur

50 of Santa Barbara passed away October 7, 2000. She was born April 25, 1950 in the Philippines. She was a retired nurse after 23 years at Mission Terrace Hospital.
She is survived by her husband Michael Ruiz of Santa Barbara, mother Rosa Satur of the Philippines, aunt Betty Petersen of Germany, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews in the Philippines.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct 15 from 1-9PM. Rosary Sunday Oct 15 7 PM.
Burial will take place in the Philippines.
Conrad-Carroll Mortuary in charge of arrangements.


Born June 28, 1931, died September 24, 2000 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, Diego Jimenez and Mary Torres Jimenez, sister Mona Peterson, brother Frank Jimenez.

Surviving are his wife, Madalyn Jimenez, son Craig Jimenez, step-son Jeffry Dykes, brother Salvador Jimenez, sister Mary Erdahl, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim attended Santa Barbara schools and was an Army veteran serving in the Korean conflict.

A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints By The Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito on Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower St Phoenix, Arizona 85014.

SCOTT, Helen

Helen Caroline Scott died at midnight, Sept. 25 2000, 33 days short of her 94th birthday. She was born Helen Caroline Lawrence in Detroit, Mich., and grew up in the Grosse Pointe Shores. After graduation from high school, she attended the University of Michigan. During her sophomore year, Helen entered a beauty contest in which the top prize was a trip to Hollywood and an audition with a film studio. Helen won the contest and moved to Hollywood in 1926. It didn't take long for her to realize that the type of life the Hollywood crowd led was not for her. 

Helen married and gave birth to her first child in 1928. Shortly thereafter Helen and her family moved to Santa Barbara, where, in 1931 her second child was born. The depression years were difficult but the family remained intact living on a cattle ranch (Dos Pueblos) just north of Santa Barbara. During World War II, a Japanese submarine surfaced just offshore from the Naples oil field and fired several rounds into the area adjoining the ranch. It was quite an exciting time for Helen and her family. 

In 1942, the family moved to Santa Barbara, at which time her husband Earl Scott, served as a fireman with the newly constructed Marine Corp Air Station at Goleta. (Which was later to be the site of the University of California at Santa Barbara). After the war was over, her husband helped form the fire department for the University of California's new campus at Goleta, which was built on the USMC air station site. 

Helen and her family remained in Santa Barbara until her husband's retirement, when they traveled extensively, finally settling down in Santa Paula, Calif. In 1994, Helen moved with her ailing husband to St George, Utah, to be near to her son Larry. 

Helen had many talents, including oil painting, crocheting and knitting but her favorite thing was her garden, which probably came from her father Bert Lawrence who was the superintendent of the grounds for the Kirk B Johnson Estate in Montecito. 

Helen was preceded in death by her parents May and Bert Lawrence of Santa Barbara, her husband Earl Scott "Scotty" in April 24, 1996, and her eldest son Patrick Scott in February 14, 1998. 

Surviving her passing is her youngest son Lawrence Scott of St George Utah, granddaughter Pamela Scott of Summerland, grandsons Michael Scott of Capetown, South Africa, Matthew Arnold of Houston Texas and Christopher Scott of Santa Barbara, and numerous great-grandchildren. Helen's son and daughter-in-law Dana were with her as she passed peacefully from this world to be in God's care.

SENTENEY, Geraldine Mae

Passed away October 9, 2000 at a local care facility. She was born in Middletown, Illinois, December 27, 1910. She came to Carpinteria, CA in the early 1930's, where she met her husband, Charles. She and Charles were married November 8, 1934 in Carpinteria. Throughout her life, she accompanied Charles during his travels on active duty with US Air Force . She and Charles spent time in Japan, Michigan, Hawaii, and South Dakota. They returned to Carpinteria, upon Charles's retirement in 1962, where she spent the remaining years working on her hobbies which included jewelry making, working outdoors around the house, and traveling with Charles across the United States rockhounding. Charles passed away in May of this year. She is survived by her son Tom? daughter-in-law Hye, and granddaughter Melissa. Grave side services are scheduled for the Carpinteria Cemetery at 11:00 am, Monday, October 16. Donations should be made in her memory to the Carpinteria Community Church or the Carpinteria Historical Society. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

BIANCHIN, Eva (Weaver)

Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at home on October 15, 2000 with her loved ones by her side. 

Eva was born to Leonial and Eva (Bissonnett) Weaver in Tucson, Arizona on December 25, 1922. Her family moved to Santa Barbara in 1929. She married Robert Henry Morgan in 1942 and they were blessed with 5 children. 

Eva attended local elementary and junior high schools and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1940. She was a member of the Alumni Association and was honored with the Award of Excellence plaque on October 27, 1990 "For her years of Persistent Skills, Loyalty and Spirits which has made our reunions possible''. 

Eva predominantly worked as a legal secretary for over 30 years. She was also very much involved in genealogy and spent MANY, MANY years in the gathering and preparation of this information to share with her family. 

Eva is survived by 5 children: Patricia Pascua, Shirley Morgan, Richard Morgan and Janine Morgan, all of Santa Barbara and Michelle Bond of England. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren: Pete Tenoso III Leanne Pascua, Arnold Avila III, Lisa Avila, Robert Morgan, Jennifer Smallwood, Jamie Morgan and Sophia Hernandez as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

Eva was a magnificent, strong-willed, witty lady. We will miss her greatly and she will remain in our hearts forever. We truly believe she is looking over us now.

Services will be held on Wednesday October 18, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel followed by a brief graveside service. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara, 222 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 in Eva's memory. 

Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

CHAPMAN, William

83, of Paso Robles died Monday, September 25, 2000 at home.

Mr Chapman, who was half Chumash Indian, was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Santa Barbara and had lived in Paso Robles for the last 12 years. He served in the US Coast Guard in WWII and owned Rite-Way Cleaners in Santa Barbara for 45 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Catherine Chapman Wetzel (Peter) and grandson, Tyson Christopher, both of Alta Loma.

Donations may be made to Hospice Program of San Luis Obispo County.


a lifetime resident of Santa Barbara, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2000. He was 84. Mr Elizalde is preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret S Moorow, brother, Manuel Elizalde, and his granddaughter, Sandy. He is survived by his wife, Valeria Elizalde and his five children, Rudy Elizalde of Santa Barbara, Walter Elizalde of Santa Barbara, Joanna Patton of Concord, Randy Elizalde of Santa Barbara and Elizabeth D'Andrea of Buellton. Mr Elizalde is also survived by his 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren as well as his two sisters Lulu Russell and Margaret Wilson both of Concord.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 20, 11:00 AM At Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 East Sola Street. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

JIMENEZ, Belia Rosalinda Woolfolk

passed away October 16, 2000 at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital from natural causes. 

She was born in Bisby, Arizona on March 27, 1924. She moved to Goleta, California in 1948 where she met her husband Augustine Jimenez Sr They married on February 27, 1949. 

She is survived by her husband, Augustine of 51 years; daughter Ruby Juarez; son-in-law William Juarez of Santa Barbara, son Augustine Jimenez Jr. and Karen Jimenez of Henderson, Nevada; daughter Delma Carrisales and son-in-law Ruben Carrisales of Santa Barbara; 4 brothers and sisters; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. 

Belia will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. 

Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 PM on Thursday October l9th. A Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 19' 2000 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels, 15 East Sola Street . A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM Friday, October 20th at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

SCACCHI, JR Anthony James

a Santa Barbara resident since 1967, died on Sunday, October 15, 2000. Born December 16, 1932 in

Leavenworth, Kansas, he was 67. Mr Scacchi moved to California in 1960 and lived in the Los Angeles area. He worked in aircraft maintenance for a time in Los Angeles and in Santa Barbara. He worked on the 'Super Guppies'. For the past 16

years he was associated with Sputtered Films.

Mr Scacchi was predeceased by his parents including his step-mother Helen who raised him, and a brother Thomas Scacchi (1999). He is survived by his wife DeRose Scacchi, his children Derinda Rogers, Brenda Pentecost, and Anthony David Scacchi, his grand-children Cody Rogers, Krista Pentecost, PJ Pentecost and Anthony Dobbs all of Santa Barbara. Also surviving are a brother Donald Scacchi and a sister Joy James both of Limestone, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is today, Wednesday, October 18 from 4 00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel. The Funeral service is planed for 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 19 at the Goleta Chapel. Interment to follow at the Goleta Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Heart Association.

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


97, a resident of Santa Barbara for over 30 years, died of heart failure at the Arroyo Grande Hospital on Monday, October 16, 2000. Maria was born on September 5, 1903 in Bavaria, Germany.

Maria came to the United States in 1930 and lived in New York where she met and married her husband Simon. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1967.

Maria's age and health problems required her to leave Santa Barbara and live with friends in Arroyo Grande. Her husband Simon and son Boris preceded her in death. A niece and other family members live in Germany.

Visitation will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 E Sola St, Santa Barbara from 11 AM to 2 PM Thursday, October 19th, with a Memorial Service at 2 PM.

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

TUTTLE, Ethelyn T

born December 19, 1910, passed away October 14. 2000 at Mission Terrace Hospital after 5 years of ill health and pain and 8 months in the hospital. She married Reverend Karl Tuttle on November 15, 1929 and was married 70 years.

She came to Santa Barbara in 1957 and was active in civic and religious activities. Reverend Tuttle assumed pastorate of First Christian Church the same year. She was twice president of Christian Women's Fellowship, Director of Youth Programs, two-term president of Coastal District of Christian Churches and named the "Valient Woman" of local church Women of Santa Barbara, and she launched International Christian Youth Exchange Program. Her greatest contribution to Santa Barbara was the leading program that brought Santa Barbara's first low income housing project (Shifco) sponsored by several churches. She served as secretary treasurer for nine years and organized and directed a youth program providing entertainment and counsel to hundreds of Santa Barbara young people. She studied youth programs in New York and Great Britain and majored in same at New York Theological Program. She was a member of the Santa Barbara Woman s Club, Order of the Eastern Star, various church and charitable organizations, and was presently worshiping at First United Methodist Church while retaining membership of First Christian Church of Santa Barbara. 

She is survived by her husband, Reverend Karl W Tuttle, Minister Emeritus of First Christian Church; sister-in-law, Lois Williams of Burbank; niece, Ethelyn Hilfenhaus of Burbank, and niece Ana Fuchs Rogers, Ark. Long-time friend and associate Margot O. Siterenko of Santa Barbara. 

Graveside service will be held today, Wednesday, October 18, 3:00 pm at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 21, at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church 1915 Chapala. 

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.