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Esther Sanborn
Esther H. Sanborn, age 76, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at her home in Camarillo.
She was born April 2, 1922, in Portland, Maine and had been a resident of Camarillo for 28 years, coming from Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. Mrs. Sanborn was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Claudia Bloxham and husband, Homer of Melbourne, Fla. and Glynis Sanborn of Ojai; son, Schuyler Sanborn, Jr. of Ojai; sisters, Sigrid Bergman of Maine and Judith Bosworth of Long Beach, Calif.; brothers, John Swanson and wife, Dora of Auburn, Wash. and James Swanson of Lakewood, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sanborn was preceded in death by a son, Craig Sanborn in 1995.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Camarillo, with Pastor Al Smith officiating. Interment will be at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland, Maine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai.

Schuyler Sanborn
Schuyler "Kim" Sanborn, age 75, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at his home in Camarillo.
He was born July 11, 1923, in Portland, Maine and was a resident of Camarillo for 28 years, coming from Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. Mr. Sanborn was an engineer with the Department of the Navy. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a life member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., in Santa Barbara; a life member of American Legion Post 164 in Portland, Maine; and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County.
Mr. Sanborn is survived by two daughters, Claudia Bloxham and her husband, Homer of Melbourne, Fla. and Glynis Sanborn of Ojai, Calif.; son, Schuyler Sanborn, Jr. of Ojai; sisters, Dorothy Tufts and husband, Roy of Victorville, Calif. and Barbara Cain of Pownal, Maine; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Craig Sanborn in 1995 and brother, Warren Sanborn in 1997.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Camarillo, with Pastor Al Smith officiating. Interment will be at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland, Maine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai.

Meghan L. McCormick
Meghan L. McCormick, age 17, of Ventura, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in Ventura.
She was born Jan. 23, 1981, in Ojai, Calif., and was a lifelong resident of Ventura County. She was a student of Buena High School. She enjoyed swing dancing, thrift store shopping, music, books, enjoying the company of her family and friends, school, and day care companion to Alan Turner.
She is survived by her mother, Leslie; father, Pat; step-mother, Chris Lawler; brother, Sean; sisters, Shea, Molly, and Kirsten; step-sister, Amanda Liskey; grandparents, John and Margaret McCormick and Roy and Betty Quinn; uncles, Mike, Mark and Matt McCormick and Rich Quinn; aunts, Sue, Marlyn and Vickie McCormick and Keen Quinn; and loving cousins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista, Ventura. Burial will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the McCormick Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 5751 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93003.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Griffin Mortuary in Camarillo.

Dr. Dennis I. Mellinger
Dr. Dennis I. Mellinger, age 72, passed into the presence of the Lord on Aug. 30, 1998, at the home of his son, Dr. Larry Mellinger in Monrovia.
His love for the Lord Jesus Christ and his teaching of the Word of God were his life's primary focus. All who were close to him will be forever thankful and blest for his exemplary life in faithful service for the Savior.
Dennis, with his family, lived in Thousand Oaks from 1963-1997, when he and Barbara moved to Templeton, Calif.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara of Templeton; sons, Dennis and wife, Rosemary of Atascadero, Dr. Larry and wife, Janie of Monrovia and Dr. Richard of Simi Valley; six grandchildren; sister, Naomi Lorence of Paso Robles; brother, Dale of Arizona; besides many nieces and nephews; and a multitude of dear friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.

Carl 'Buck' Wilson Sr.
Carl "Buck" Wilson Sr., age 71, died Aug. 26, 1998, in Orange, Texas.
Buck was a longtime resident of Thousand Oaks, bringing his family from Texas in the 1960's to work at the newly built North American Science Center, and then for the City of Thousand Oaks until 1977, when he returned to Texas. He was a Mason and a World War II veteran. He will be remembered for his longtime association with the local Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by his son, Carl "Butch" Wilson of Thousand Oaks; daughter, Patricia Yvonne Blanton of New Brockton, Ala.; and five grandchildren. 

Pamela Anne Rensch
Pamela Anne Rensch, age 27, of Thousand Oaks, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at her residence, after a four-year illness.
Pamela was born Jan. 24, 1971, in Canoga Park and had been a resident of Ventura County for 17 years, coming from Phoenix, Ariz.
She is survived by her loving parents, David and Joan Rensch; sister, Teresa and grandparents, Amos and Wilma Dohse and Sally Dietz.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newbury Park. Committal ceremony will follow at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary Westlake Village, (805) 495-0837.

James W. Rolls
James William Rolls, age 78, of Oxnard, passed away Jan. 29, 1998, at Tarzana Medical Center, after a five- week struggle with pneumonia.
Mr. Rolls was born May 3, 1919, in Central City, Neb. In 1939, he moved from Nebraska to Tulsa, Okla., and became a bricklayer. With the onset of World War II, he joined the Navy and served on the aircraft carrier, USS Bunker Hill. After his discharge in San Pedro, he settled in Oxnard, where he met and married Helen Duarte in May of 1949. During his 54-year residence in Oxnard, he progressed from bricklayer to independent businessman and built successful masonry contracting and scaffolding and equipment businesses. A skilled artisan, Mr. Rolls was a "Gold Card" member of the Bricklayer's Union and a charter member of the Scaffold Industry Association.
Spare time was devoted to family and hobbies, which included restoration of antique cars and participation in the Model T Ford Club of Southern California and the Antique Auto Club, Santa Barbara Region. Mr. Rolls had a reputation for being able to fix virtually anything mechanical and enjoyed tinkering in his shop and sharing his knowledge with friends and visitors.
Above and beyond his professional accomplishments, Mr. Rolls' life has revolved around his dedication to his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, of 48 years, Helen Rolls; son, Michael Rolls of Oxnard; daughter, Linda Rolls of Tarzana and his sister-in-law, Minnie Rolls of Oxnard, who he fondly called his "second mother." He also leaves two "daughters" who arrived as foreign students in 1970, have remained in the Los Angeles area and are treasured extended family members. They are Cynthia Selassie and Ivy Li Low; grandchildren, Jake and Rian Anne Rolls, Nicole Selassie and Brittany and Nicholas Low. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Conrad-Carroll Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard.
Donations may be made to the Ventura County Museum of History and Art or the Salvation Army.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conrad-Carroll Mortuary.

Ruth Ann McCoy
Ruth Ann McCoy, age 83, of Thousand Oaks, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998.
Mrs. McCoy was born Dec. 26, 1914, in Hoboken, N.J., and had been a Ventura County resident for 12 years. She was retired from the New York Telephone Company after 26 years.
She is survived by her son, William McCoy of Rochester, N.Y.; daughters, Jean Johnson of Nauqatuck, Conn., and Joan Deyoung of Thousand Oaks; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Pierce Brothers Griffin Mortuary Thousand Oaks, 101 Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Westlake Village.

A. John Waldmann
A. John Waldmann, age 90, of Thousand Oaks, passed away Feb. 3, 1998.
Mr. Waldman was born April 20, 1907, in Nebraska and had been a county resident for 20 years. He was a high school principal for Centinela Valley Union High School.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Irene Waldmann; his children, Loretta (husband, Scott) Erickson and George Parker; grandchildren, Morgan and Taryn; sister, Alice Waldmann and nieces, Joanne De Hart and Judy Meadows.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 6, 1998, at Pierce Brothers Griffin, Thousand Oaks. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at St. Paschal Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson, Culver City, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to a cancer or diabetes research center of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Griffin Mortuary, Thousand Oaks. 

Enrique Bartolini
Enrique Bartolini, age 85, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 11, 1912, the son of Francisco Guglielmo Hector Bartolini and Leonilda Galli. He was father to Gulliermo Bartolini and Evelina Bartolini-Arglen; grandfather to Antony Bartolini and Richard Enrique Pepper and great-grandfather to Miles Pepper.
The son of a carpenter, Enrique was quick to master fine carpentry, a skill he used throughout his life. From the age of 14, he was self-taught in radio and battery technology. In 1932, he graduated from architectural training and built five buildings in Buenos Aires. In 1936, he changed careers, following his early interest in electronics and worked for Peabody and Co., where he was instrumental in the design and manufacturing of radios, phonographs, fans and wind-powered generators. He continued to be self-taught in electronics throughout his life.
On Nov. 10, 1937, he married Nerina Vecchiet, his wife of 54 years. She died July 17, 1992.
In 1943, he moved his family from Buenos Aires to the garden-like suburb "Ramos Mejia," where he built his own home and that of his parents.
In 1952, he left Argentina due to an oppressive government and declining economy and immigrated with his family to the United States aboard a coffee freighter, landing in New Orleans and traveling to Los Angeles, where a job awaited him. In 1955, he moved the family to Bloomington, Ind., working for Sarkes Tarzian in the research and development of television tuners and marketing. In 1957, he was honored as an elite "senior member" of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
in 1958, he moved his family to Santa Barbara, where he taught himself the repair of electronic organs and established himself as the main electronic organ repairman in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. In 1973, he and his wife moved to a small farm in Santa Ynez and later to Montecito, Santa Barbara and Solvang until 1991, when his wife became gravely ill and they moved to Ventura to be closer to their daughter. Enrique remained in Ventura until his death on Jan. 22, 1998.
Enrique will be remembered as a man who continually improved himself, constantly reading material from a wide variety of fields, scientific as well as literary. He enjoyed his family, opera, classical music and the arts. He will be missed greatly by family and friends.
A memorial service is to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura.

Thurman 'Mel' Davis
Thurman "Mel" Davis, age 76, of Oxnard passed away quietly on Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at St. John's Hospital.
Mr. Davis was born May 30, 1921, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had been a Ventura County resident for 46 years, coming from Lynwood, Calif. He was a self-employed insurance broker, who was associated with R.H. "Bud" Roussey, when first coming to Oxnard, and then had his own agency until 1980. He was a longtime member of the Oxnard Elks Club and an avid golfer at the Saticoy Country Club until his illness. In failing health since 1982, Mel lived quietly in Oxnard at the Channel Islands Gardens.
He was a gentle man and a loving father, who had an appreciation for a good laugh, philosophical discussion and fine dining.
He was preceded in death by his best friend and brother-in-law, Alvin R. Herron.
He is survived by daughter, Pamela (husband, Bill) Austin of Santa Rosa, Calif.; son, Russell M. (wife, Nancy) Davis; grandchildren, Matthew, Danielle and Allison Davis of Granada Hills, Calif.; best friends and caretaker, Eve Hill and her husband, Bill Hill, of Port Hueneme; beloved sister, Marjorie Mae Herron of Largo, Fla; nephews, Jim, Steve and Phil Herron and Roger Hardy; and numerous first cousins.
Services will be performed by his son, Pastor Rus Davis, at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, weather permitting at grave site or if it rains, at the memorial chapel on the cemetery grounds.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 541, Oxnard, CA 93032.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Griffin Mortuary, Camarillo.

Fran Dugan
Fran Dugan, a former Army sergeant, died Dec. 14, 1998, of a heart attack.
Fran was born in Arkansas and had been a resident of Ventura for the past five years. She was known to her numerous friends as one who had a heart "as big as a cathedral."
She is survived by her father, Russ Inoch; mother, Mary Peterson; son, Jason Campbell; daughter, Jessica Campbell; and grandson, Cole James Inoch-Campbell, all of Wisconsin.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at the Place of Rest Church, 1254 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura and will be open to the general public. She was laid to rest at Riverside Memorial Cemetery Jan. 27, 1998.
Funeral services were provided for by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
"We will all miss you, Fran. God bless you."

William Lyle "Bill" Kern
William Lyle "Bill" Kern died Monday, Feb. 2, at his home in Avon Park, Fla., at the age of 69.
Mr. Kern was a 20-year resident of Ventura before his retirement to Florida. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Buenaventura Mens Golf Club and also was an active member of the Ventura Elks Lodge. During his retirement years, Bill and his wife loved to travel frequently playing golf as they traveled their way across the country. They enjoyed life, their friends, their family and most of all, each other.
A devoted husband and father, Bill is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Betty Greenwalt Kern; daughters, Linda Overholt of Indianapolis, Stacey Klemm of Ventura and Valerie Mahnken of Bishop; and son, Lyle William Kern.
How can you sum up a life so rich and full in so few words? How we will miss those twinkling blue eyes and silvery hair, the way he would pause and then speak so slowly and deliberately? You were always there with help, with advice and always with an I love you. We love you, too, Daddy, now and always. (p.s., Papa Bill, kiss Aaron for me.)
Bill requested that no services be held, and we, his family, respect that wish. So just stop for a moment and remember the good times. That's the way he would have wanted it to be.

Jennie Baez Chavira Martinez
Jennie Baez Chavira Martinez, age 65, of Oxnard passed away Jan. 31, 1998, at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Oxnard.
Jennie was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Pomona, Calif., to the union of Nicolas Chavira and Refugia Baez. A 59-year county resident, Jennie was a homemaker for 47 years, a retired teacher's aide from Marina West School, and had been affiliated with the Blue Army Religious Group and Cross of Peace of Santa Maria.
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her husband, Crecentio Martinez Sr.; sons, Crecentio R. Martinez Jr., Frank Martinez, John Martinez, and David Martinez; daughters, Joann Lawson, Elizabeth Martinez; brothers, Leonard Chavira and Alex Chavira; sister, Bertha Munoz; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Rosary/Vigil will be recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, Oxnard. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Santa Clara Church, Oxnard. Internment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to visit from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Garcia Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, Oxnard.

Desiree Marie Perera
Desiree Marie Perera, age 26 months, of Oxnard passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at UCLA Medical Center, after 20 days of Cardiomyopathy.
Desiree was born Nov. 29, 1997, in Ventura and had been a lifelong county resident. Desiree was a loving daughter, very active, outgoing, and energetic. She loved playing around, watching videos and children books. Most of all she brought lots of love and happiness.
She is survived by her parents, Mario and Reyna Perera; brother, Mario Perera Jr.; sister, Nikki Perera; grandparents, Jose and Maria Perera, Reymond and Karen Lucero and Mary Montez; godparents, Richard and Veronica Castanon; uncles, Manual Parera, Jose Antonio Perera, Raymond Lucero, Steven Lucero; aunts, Ruby Perera, Mary and Gustavo Ortiz, Ana and Danny Carillo, Lourdes and John Cortez, Barbara Lucero and Christina Lucero.

God:
You blessed us with the presence
of our daughter, Desiree Marie Perera,
for two short years.
But now you have called her
into your warm embrace.
Though we are filled with sadness,
knowing that she's in the presence
of you, O Lord,
lessens the heaviness in our hearts.
You gave us, O Lord, beautiful memories,
we will always cherish
and she'll continue to be
in our hearts forever.
We will see her in the warm rays
of the sun, in the rainbow
after a thunderous storm,
and in the setting of the sun each day.
Grant her, O Lord
her eternal rest in Heaven.
By Mario and Reyna Perera
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at James A. Reardon Chapel, 511 North 'A' Street, Oxnard. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 8 a.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of James A. Reardon Mortuary, Oxnard.

William Paul Reiman
William Paul Reiman, a 55-year-old third-generation, farmer with roots buried deep in Ventura County soil, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998.
Reiman was born July 14, 1942, in Ventura. After growing up on his father's farm and graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he lived and worked on farms in Oregon, Maine and California. Finally settling back home in Ventura County, "Bill" was the ultimate husband and father but above all else he was great friend to all. A true farmer that could not only cultivate great crops but grew a wonderful marriage and family. All of the lives he touched will reap a bountiful harvest of warm feelings and happy memories forever.
Bill is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Paulette; sons, William (age 28) and James (age 25); daughter, Stephanie (age 21); his mother, Erma; and his grandson, Jacob.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Leon Reiman and his father-in-law, Albert DeBusschere.
A Vigil will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at Santa Clara Catholic Church, with Father Sullivan officiating. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at noon, Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Santa Clara Catholic Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, to be followed by Mass at at noon at Santa Clara Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of James A. Reardon Mortuary, 511 North A St., Oxnard.

William E. Stewart Jr.
William E. Stewart Jr., age 76, of Camarillo passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998.
Mr. Stewart was a native of San Francisco, born Sept. 13, 1921, and had been a resident of Ventura County for 30 years. He was a personal assistant and was a Marine Corps. veteran in the South Pacific during World War II. He also retired from Merchants Home Delivery in 1987.
He is survived by sons Bruce, John, Thomas and Andrew; brother, Robert; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Pierce Brothers Griffin Chapel, Camarillo. A graveside service will be held at noon, Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery in Oxnard. Burial will be at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Griffin Mortuary, 1075 East Daily Drive, Camarillo.

Beverly L. York
Beverly Linden Wightman-York, a 44-year resident of Ventura County, died Sunday at the Pleasant Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in Camarillo after a brief illness. She was 81.
Beverly was raised in Albany and Los Angeles. She attended Santa Monica Junior College and enjoyed tennis and dance.
She and her first husband, Paul Wightman had three children. When Paul died, she later remarried Samuel York and the two of them moved first to a farm in Vacaville, Calif., and later to Strickland Acres in Oxnard, where they raised fruit trees, chickens and reared three college graduates. Beverly was first a homemaker and later a real estate agent in Oxnard.
Beverly was predeceased by her son, Lance York of Yuba City, Calif.
She is survived by her brothers, Bernard Linden of Hysperia, Calif., and Gaylord Linden of Alta Loma, Calif.; son, Keith York of Ventura; daughter, Paula Weisman of Novato, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service at the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif., is planned for late March.
Donations may be made to the Catholic Charities Oasis program.
Arrangements are in the care of Guardian Memorial Funeral Directors of Ventura County, Oxnard.

William W. Thompson
William W. "Bill" Thompson, age 77, of Oxnard passed away Jan. 16, 1998, at Ventura County Medical Center from complications of pneumonia, after a long illness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mr. Thompson was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Livingston, Mont., and resided in Oxnard for the last eight years. He graduated from Gonzaga High School, Spokane, Wash., and had two years at a university prior to enlistment in the Army during World War II. He served three years as medical technician aboard Army transport and supply ships in the Asiatic Pacific area and the Philippines.
After graduation from the University of Montana School of Pharmacy in 1951, he was with Parke-Davis & Co. for five years before returning to Montana. Mr. Thompson owned and operated his own pharmacy in Kalispell, Mont., for 18 years, until health problems forced his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Lois L. Thompson and one son, Peter Campbell Martin Thompson, both of Oxnard.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Ventura Baptist Church, 5415 Ralston St., Ventura, with Pastor Lewis McClendon officiating. 

Rene Y. Abutin
Rene Y. Abutin, age 49, of Oxnard, passed away Feb. 5, 1998, in Oxnard.
Born on Jan. 18, 1949, in Cavite, Philippines, he was a county resident for 20 years and was retired from the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Cristina Abutin of Oxnard; sons, Eric and Jessie of Oxnard; mother, Rosario Abutin of Oxnard; brothers, Oscar Abutin of San Diego, Emilio Abutin Jr. of Oxnard, Cesar Abutin of Oxnard and Bojie Abutin of the Philippines; and sisters, Mercy Alarca of the Philippines, Flor Lim of the Philippines and Wilma Calderon of Oxnard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, and from noon to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at the Conrad-Carroll Mortuary in Oxnard. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, also at the Conrad-Carroll Mortuary. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Mary Star of the Sea. Burial will be at Santa Clara Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Conrad-Carroll Mortuary in Oxnard.

Elizabeth S. Bauer
Elizabeth Stephens Bauer, 88, died in Vancouver, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 28, 1998.
Mrs. Bauer was born July 16, 1909, in Wheeling, W.Va. She moved to California in 1935 and lived in Ventura County for 60 years. When her husband, F. Lohr Bauer, owner of Bauer Manufacturing Company in Saticoy, died in 1995, she relocated to Vancouver to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
Though trained as an occupational therapist, she was a homemaker, known in earlier years for her lovely braided rugs, baking home-ground wheat bread, loving to sail with her husband but especially for her warm personality and lovely smile.
She was a member of the Church of the Foothills, Saticoy Poinsettia Club, the Saticoy Historical Society, the Coronado 25 Fleet, was a past president of Saticoy Elementary School and was D.A.R., eligible.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Robert Collins of Vancouver, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara Bauer of Salinas; grandchildren, Michelle Mathews of Santa Monica, Jennifer Mathews of Boulder Creek, Lia and Aubrey Bauer of Salinas and nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
After cremation, there will be a private service at Fort Vancouver Alzheimer's Care Center in Vancouver. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., April 5 (Palm Sunday) at the Church of the Foothills in Ventura. Lohr and Elizabeth's ashes will be scattered at sea together by the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, for research or the Saticoy Poinsettia Club Scholarship Fund.

Vivian K. Bostwick
Vivian K. Bostwick, age 85, of Ventura, passed away Jan. 30, 1998, at Victoria Care Center.
Vivian was born April 6, 1912, in Ventura and was a life-long county resident. She was a homemaker for 51 years and member of the Women's Club of Ventura and Idaka.
She is survived by her first cousin, Jacklyn Kemper of New York.
Burial will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Vivian's name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura.

Pauline Audrey West
Pauline Audrey West, of Ventura, has gone home to be with the Lord. She passed away Feb. 5, 1998, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura.
Pauline was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Chickasha, Okla. A 50-year Ventura County resident, Pauline spent her years as a homemaker and a dedicated and loving wife and mother.
Pauline is survived by her children, Kenneth (wife, Mary) West of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Patricia (husband, Dean) McElroy of Santa Paula and Karen Phillips of Ventura; grandchildren, Donald (wife, Jennifer) Phillips, Kary McElroy, Amy (husband, Bryan) Caples and Nicole West; brother, Bill Butler of Oregon; sister, Jewell Brough of Ventura and many nieces and nephews.
Pauline was preceded in death by husband, Lawrence West; a very special grandson, Jason McElroy; parents, Willie and Lulu Butler; brothers, Raymond, Houston and Dub Butler and sister, June White.
Our beloved mother and grandmother will be dearly missed. Although we grieve for her, she is in a far better place and wearing her well-earned angel wings with pride.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m., to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998, at Charles Carroll Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura.
Arrangements are being handled by Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura.

Betty J. Dallman
Betty J. Dallman, age 72, of Vancouver, Wash., died Jan. 23, 1998.
She was born Nov. 4, 1925, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She graduated from Cathlamet High School in 1943 and attended Central Washington College of Education in 1944-45. She attended Washington State University in 1945-46, graduating with a bachelor's degree in home economics. She married Edwin "Bud" Dallman, Aug. 13, 1949, in Ellensburg, where she also worked at Button Jewelers. She and Bud lived in Ventura, Calif., for 25 years, where she taught in the Ventura Unified School System in adult education. Betty enjoyed homemaking, sewing, knitting and traveling around the United States. She was a spousal member of the Vancouver Elks 823 and a WSU alumna.
She is survived by her husband, Bud of Vancouver; one son, Dale S. Dallman of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Dorothy Dallman of Portland, Ore.; and one sister, Janet Conklin of Spokane.
At her request, no memorial services will be planned.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2625 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, or the American Heart Association, 11807 N.E. 99th Street, Suite 1160, Vancouver, WA 98682.

Rosemary L. Fesler
Rosemary L. Fesler, age 70, of Port Hueneme, passed away Feb. 2, 1998, in Oxnard.
Born Feb. 6, 1927, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, she had been a county resident for 15 years. She was a longtime resident of Casa Pacifica.
She is survived by her daughter, Billie Christine (Daniel) Mackey of Ventura; son, Richard Alan (Mary) Fesler of Texas; and brother, Jim (Pauline) Bremer of Camarillo.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Casa Pacifica, 703 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme, with Mr. Christopher Bark officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conrad-Carroll Mortuary in Oxnard.

Carol Kozikowski Fischer
Carol Kozikowski Fischer, age 45, of Ventura, passed away Feb. 3, 1998, at UCLA Medical Center, from cardio-myopathy.
Mrs. Fischer was born March 9, 1952, in Wyandotte, Mich., and had been a county resident for 14 years, coming from San Bernardino, Calif. She was a homemaker and community activist. She enjoyed writing, crafts and especially her rose garden.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Fischer; son, Robert; daughter, Cynthia of Ventura; mother, Shirley Sudak; brothers, Walter, Robert, John, William Sudak, all of Redlands, James of Jacksonville, Fla., David of Germany; sisters, Mary Klein of San Bernardino, Shirley Tatem of San Ysidro and Joanne Calderon of Redlands and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 9 at Hughes Mortuary, 33629 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, Calif., (909) 797-1134. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Feb. 10 at St. Frances Cabrini, 12687 California St., Yucaipa. Burial will be at Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, Yucaipa, Calif.

Margaret (Lanning) Kohler
Born April 10, 1904, in LaSalle County, Ill., Margaret Kohler passed away Jan. 2, 1998, in Carmichael.
Margaret was a 51-year Ventura resident before moving to Sacramento to live with her daughter, Elizabeth Kohler, in 1985. She was a longtime member of the First Methodist Church and a former employee of the Newberry Store. After moving to Sacramento, she became a member of the Cypress Avenue Baptist Church, the Mission Oaks Wednesday Club and the Mission Oaks Quilting Club. She knitted and crocheted items for the Teen Clinic in Sacramento, lap robes for local convalescent hospitals and items for premature infants in local hospitals. She had put in over 5,000 volunteer hours at the Mission Oaks Senior Center.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (husband, David) Kohler of Sacramento; son, Harry Lanning (wife, Grace) Kohler of Molalla, Ore.; grandchildren, Daniel Earl (wife, Evelyn) Baumgart of Roanoke, Va., Robin Neil (wife, Glenda) Baumgart of Granite Bay, Calif., David John Kohler of Fort Worth, Texas, Marlene Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M., Ron (wife, Barbara) Johnson of Palm Springs, Calif., Elaine (husband, Randy) Johnson of Oregon and Dick Johnson and wife of Washington; 26 great-grandchildren; 45 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild and nieces and nephews, Catharine (husband, Russell) Soderquist of Grand Junction, Colo., Roberta (husband, Jim) Smith, George (wife, Beverly) Lanning and Tom (wife, Mary) Lanning, all of Ventura.
The family requests memorial donations be sent to the Margaret Kohler Memorial Fund, Cypress Avenue Baptist Church, 5709 Cypress Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608.

Lois Julia Krueger
Lois Julia Krueger, age 75, of Camarillo, entered into eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, with her family by her side.
Lois was born at home on Jan. 9, 1923, to Goldie and J.C. Morse in Long Beach, Calif. She was a member of the Eastside Christian Church in Long Beach and at age 21, was married there to Chauncey Herbert Krueger, who she met in junior high school.
After Chauncey served in World War II and took on employment with the Southern California Edison Co., they lived in various different Southern California areas due to job transfers. Lois became an active member of the Palo Verde Christian Church in Long Beach and sang in the choir, performing solos and duets with her oldest daughter, Julia. In 1971, they moved to Camarillo and Lois transferred her membership to the Camarillo Christian Church in Camarillo.
Lois was an excellent golfer, loved to work in her garden, played the piano and was a wonderful cook, but most of all, she loved her family, especially her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She touched the lives of everyone she met and brought out the good in everyone. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will always be remembered for her patience, kindness, generosity and humor, but most of all her strength, courage and faith in the Lord.
Lois is survived by her husband of 53 years, Chauncey Krueger of Camarillo; sister, Joanna Morse of Simi Valley; daughter, Julia Doerr of Long Beach; son, Paul Krueger of Camarillo; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Steve Welch of Somis; grandsons, James Doerr and wife, Dalores and Jon Doerr and wife, Lillian, all of Long Beach; granddaughters, Jeanette Doerr of Long Beach, Kristlle Krueger and fiance, Steve Aguirre of Camarillo and Raquell Krueger of Camarillo; grandsons, Adam and Aaron Welch of Somis; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held at Eastside Christian Church in Long Beach, on Jan. 16, 1998, and graveside services followed at Fairhaven Cemetery in Santa Ana, Calif., with Pastor Charles Maloney of Camarillo Christian Church and Pastor Don Westerland of Palo Verde Christian Church officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Stricklin/Snively Mortuary in Long Beach, Calif.
The family would like to express its gratitude to the doctors and nurses of Ventura Community Memorial Hospital for their kindness and professional care.

Glenn E. Stallings
Longtime Ventura resident, Glenn E. Stallings, age 84, died at home, Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, following a brief illness.
Mr. Stallings was born June 10, 1913, in Smith County, Tenn. He owned and operated G. & S. Building Supplies on Ventura Avenue since 1934 and was known for his woodworking and crafting. Over the past 40 years, he had crafted a least 1,000 gavels, which he gave to Ventura's mayors, judges and other politicians. His gavels have punctuated meetings from the Ventura City Council to the U.S. Supreme Court. A committed community activist, Mr. Stallings was a member of the San Buenaventura Lodge EE214, F. & A.M., and recipient of the Hiram Award, a member and past president of the Ventura Shrine Club, a charter member of the Valley of Ventura Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Al Malaikah Shrine of Los Angeles, the Legion of Honor and Brown's BBQ Crew. He also was a charter member and past president of the Ventura Avenue Lions Club and a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Ventura Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. EE1430. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a member of American Legion PostE339 and the Royal Order of Trench Rats.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and Helen Stallings of Ventura and Glenn "John" and Karen Stallings of Ventura; daughter, Dorothy Croson of Ventura; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Darren Hooper of Poway, Calif.; grandchildren, Kathryn Helton, Suzanne Palermo, Heather Stallings, Steven Stallings, Timothy Stallings and Joshua Stallings, all of Ventura, Jonathan Stallings of Santa Barbara, Teri Hartshorn of Portland, Ore., Cara Croson and Edward Croson, both of San Diego, Maria Moraga and Kaila Hooper, both of Poway, Calif.; and five great grandchildren. Mr. Stallings was preceded in death by his wife, Doris in 1990.
Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m., Monday, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Wells officiating and members of the San Buenaventura Lodge 214 participating. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, with military honors.
Contributions may be made to the Lion's Dennison Park Foundation, P.O. Box 1478, Ventura, CA 93002-1478.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura.

Jeffery 'Lom' Richardson
Jeffery "Lom" Richardson, age 44, of Westlake Village, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, after quadruple bypass heart surgery.
Mr. Richardson was born Jan. 8, 1954, in Hartford, Conn. and was a Ventura County resident for the past 23 years, coming from East Hartford, Conn. He was a warehouse supervisor for Registration Control Systems. Prior to this, he was a history teacher and football and swim coach at Bel Air Prep School and Chaminide High School. He was a founder and involved with Ventura County Officials Association.
Mr. Richardson is survived by his beloved mother, Veronica Richardson of Westlake Village; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Gary Weckbacher of Simi Valley; and niece and nephew, Michelle and Justin Weckbacher of Simi Valley.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 32032 West Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village.
As an expression of love and sympathy, please honor Jeffery with a memorial donations to the Jeff Richardson Memorial Fund, c/o Great Western Bank, 1215 Clayford Avenue, Westlake Village, CA 91361, to benefit youth sport programs in Ventura.
Jeff was entrusted to the care of the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main Street, Ventura, Calif. 


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