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Linda Raagaard Abbott
Linda Raagaard Abbott, age 60, of Oxnard, passed away Feb. 7, 1998, in Oxnard after a lengthy illness.
Born Sept. 7, 1937, in Santa Monica, Calif., she had been a county resident for 41 years, coming from San Fernando Valley. Mrs. Abbott was the daughter of the late Hans Peter and Linda May Raagaard. She was a retired elementary school teacher, for both Rio School District and Oxnard School District, for over 20 years. She also was a professional artist and owner and designer of Personal Touch Portraits. Mrs. Abbott attended Ventura College, Cal Lutheran College and Scripps Womens College in Claremont, class of 1959. She was a member of the Jr. Monday Club, Salon Plain-air Painters and the Buenaventura Art Association. She loved music, painting and beautiful outdoor scenery.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen and Courtney Abbott; son, Richard Abbott; and grandchildren, Nicole Abbott and Jeremy Corpus.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Payton Mortuary in Oxnard. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, with Pastor Kenneth Hahn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Payton Mortuary in Oxnard.

Elma Stone
Mrs. Elma Stone, age 85, of Ojai, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura after a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Red Lodge, Mont., and lived in Ojai for 25 years, coming from Burbank, Calif. Mrs. Stone, a homemaker, also had been a bookkeeper for Burns Aero Products and Sears. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ojai LodgeE528, and a member of the Ventures RV and Trailer Club. She volunteered at Second Helpings Thrift Store and she was a member of the Ojai Valley Community Church.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lloyd Stone of Ojai; daughter, June S. Hopkins and her husband, Don Borad of Santa Paula; son, Wayne Stone and his wife, Ursheila of Bangkok, Thailand; sister, Elizabeth Paul of Canoga Park, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Susan and Eric Hopkins and Lalita Stone.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m., today at Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at the Ojai Masonic Lodge, with Pastor Don Moore and the Ojai Eastern Star officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai.

Diane D. Shapiro
Diane D. Shapiro, of Ventura, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at a local hospital, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Shapiro was born May 9, 1940, in Detroit, Mich., and she was an 11-year county resident, coming from Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Shapiro was an accountant for Pemko Manufacturing for the last 10 years. She was an avid gardener, reader and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Nicole Diane Sullivan.
She is survived by her husband, David Shapiro of Ventura; daughters, Susan Shapiro and Sheryl Sullivan, both of Ventura; son, Gary Shapiro of El Centro; granddaughter, Nicole Diane Sullivan of Ventura; brother, Paul Kline of Pentwater, Mich.; sister, Joann Nolan of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her mother, Kathleen Kline of Phoenix, Ariz.
Friends may call Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura. The family will be receiving visitors at their residence Monday evening and after the Tuesday night visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home in Ventura.

Robley "Bob" Tingstrom
Robley "Bob" Tingstrom, age 89, of Henderson, Nev., passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at Boulder City Care Center.
Born Oct. 5, 1908, in Santa Maria, Calif., he had been a Ventura County resident for 37 years, coming from Santa Maria. He was a retired-agriculture rancher, who worked for the Edward C. Borchard Ranch, for 37 years, and retired to Henderson, Nev., 10 years ago. Mr. Tingstrom was married 66 years to Leona Bunch Tingstrom, who passed away in 1995.
He is survived by his sons, Robert Tingstrom of Oxnard, Karl Tingstrom of Everett, Wash. and Richard Tingstrom of Summerland, Calif.; daughter, Donna Ritter of Henderson, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.
Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at James A. Reardon Chapel in Oxnard. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, Ventura County Chapter, 1367 Del Norte Road, Camarillo, CA 93010-8437.
Arrangements are under the direction of James A. Reardon Mortuary, 511 North A Street, Oxnard. 

Allan Gold
Allan "Al" Gold, age 86, of Camarillo, passed away Saturday, April 18, 1998, in Camarillo after a brief illness. Mr. Gold was born on Dec. 20, 1911, in Chicago, Ill. He was a county resident for 10 years coming from Los Angeles. He was a retired, nationally acknowledged salesman, employed by Elson Alexandre Studios for 65 years. He enjoyed playing the game of bridge at the Camarillo Community Center. He also enjoyed playing handball -- he was very athletic throughout his life.
Mr. Gold was preceded in death by his son, Barry Gold, in December 1988.
He was a devoted husband and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Denise K. Gold of Camarillo, Calif.; he was a loving father to his daughters, Eileen Gold and Amy Gold of Camarillo; he was a loving grandfather to Ariana Gutierrez, Ashly Kate Gold and Drew Gold; six nieces and four nephews.
A memorial service will be celebrated Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home Chapel of the Islands, Camarillo, Calif.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, Calif. 

Ruben Escobedo
Ruben Escobedo, age 17, of Oxnard, passed away on April 15, 1998.
Ruben was born on June 17, 1979 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Charlie Martinez and Beatriz Escobedo. Ruben had been a lifelong county resident and was attending Gateway School.
Ruben is survived by his daughter Jalene Escobedo; parents Charlie Martinez and Beatriz Escobedo; four brothers Joe, Frank, Albert and Luis; three sisters Tina, Angelica and Angel.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Apostolic Church 16 N. David St. in Santa Paula, Calif. Interment will follow in Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary 629 South A St., Oxnard, Calif. (805) 486-9148. 

Ruben Escobedo
Ruben Escobedo, age 17, of Oxnard, passed away on April 15, 1998.
Ruben was born on June 17, 1979 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Charlie Martinez and Beatriz Escobedo. Ruben had been a lifelong county resident and was attending Gateway School.
Ruben is survived by his daughter Jalene Escobedo; parents Charlie Martinez and Beatriz Escobedo; four brothers Joe, Frank, Albert and Luis; three sisters Tina, Angelica and Angel.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Apostolic Church 16 N. David St. in Santa Paula, Calif. Interment will follow in Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary 629 South A St., Oxnard, Calif. (805) 486-9148.

Kenneth M. Holloway
Kenneth M. Holloway, age 49, of Ventura, passed away April 16, 1998, at his residence.
Mr. Holloway was born March 17, 1948, in Santa Barbara and was a Ventura County Resident for 41 years, coming from Santa Barbara. He was an electrical technician for 22 years employed by Imation, formerly the 3M Company in Camarillo.
Mr. Holloway is survived by his mother, Barbara Ann Holloway of Acton, Calif.; sister, Linda Diane Hall of Washington; brothers, James Douglas Holloway Jr. of El Cajon, Calif.; David Michael Holloway of Acton, Calif.; 5 nieces and nephews; one great-niece and one great-nephew.
Mr. Holloway was entrusted to the care of the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main Street. Ventura, Calif.

Marion Getman Stewart
Marion G. Stewart, age 82, of Ventura, passed away on Saturday April 24, 1998, at the Victoria Care Center following a long illness.
Mrs. Stewart was born April 24, 1915, in Chino, Calif., and was a Ventura County resident for 80 years, coming from Chino. She was a longtime resident of Ojai, Calif., and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David Stewart, on June 14, 1983.
As an expression of love and sympathy, please honor Marion with a memorial donation to the Ventura County Chapter of American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Stewart was entrusted to the care of the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home 757 E. Main St., Ventura, Calif.

Doris P. Mitchell
Doris P. Mitchell passed away on Friday, April 18, 1998, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, after a brief illness.
Doris was born July 11, 1915, in the small town of Vesta, Minn. She was the daughter of a country doctor. Doris attended Drake University and graduated from Miss Woods Teachers College. Doris and Walter Mitchell were married in Vesta, Minn., in December 1945, then moved to California, where Doris taught kindergarten in Monterey Park.
In 1961, Doris and Walter, along with their two boys, moved to Ventura, Calif. Upon arriving in Ventura, Doris and her family joined Community Presbyterian Church. Doris taught kindergarten in Ventura for 18 years, touching the lives of many children and their families. Doris retired from teaching in 1979 and started volunteering at Community Memorial Hospital in the auxiliary. She was active with her friends in the Assumption Church exercise group. Her family and three grandchildren were a big part of her life. She cared for, loved and devoted herself to her family on a daily basis. She was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Walter in 1993, sister-in-law, Eleanor Mitchell in 1996, and brother-in-law, Tom Crossan in 1996. She is survived by son Jim Mitchell of Ventura; son Rick Mitchell and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Luke, Jenna and Nicholas, all of Ventura; twin sister Dorothy Crossan of Fresno; brother Kenneth and his wife Stela of Marshall, Minn.; sister June and her husband Bruce Smith of Brainerd, Minn.; and brother-in-law John Mitchell of Ventura. Doris also is survived by many nieces and nephews, who remember their aunt with great affection. Doris will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loma Vista School Library Memorial fund in the name of Doris P. Mitchell.
Arrangements are under the Direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home.

Earl E. Tillman
Earl E. Tillman age 71, of Port Hueneme, passed away Saturday, April 18, 1998, at home after a long illness.
He was born March 6, 1927, in Paris, Texas. He was a county residence for 55 years coming from Texas. He was a retired driver in the public works department at Point Mugu. He was a U.S. Army vet discharged in 1945, who served in World War II, and in various capacities with Port Hueneme Little League. He has memberships with the First Baptist Church of El Rio and with Parkview Baptist Church in Port Hueneme.
Mr. Tillman is deeply loved and will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Tillman, of Port Hueneme; son Steve Tillman and Linda, of Colfax, Calif.; grandsons Andy and Chris Tillman, of Colfax, Calif.; granddaughter Kelly Tillman, of Colfax, Calif.; niece Nona Boutell, of Newbury Park, Calif.; nephew Gene Dunn, of Ventura, Calif.
Visitation will from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, at Payton Mortuary. Burial service will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1998. Officiating will be Pastor Tracy Cook.
Arrangement are under the direction of Payton Mortuary. 

James 'Jamie' Lee Burchette
James "Jamie" Lee Burchette passed away on Monday, April 13, 1998.
Jamie was born Oct. 28, 1960, in Ventura and had been living in the San Jose area since 1985. He was self- employed in the construction business. Jamie was a hang glider, pilot and avid skier.
Jamie will be missed by his family, including his mother, Elizabeth Ann; sister, Sandra Burchette Fisher and her husband, Kevin Fisher and nephews Kirk and Kyle Fisher. The greatest loss is felt by his grandmother and grandfather, Neola and Leroy Fleming; grandmother, Rena Watkins and his many, many loving friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
Jamie was entrusted to the care of the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main St., Ventura.
He will be missed dearly.

Elizabeth J. Fisher, also known as Hazel Cline
Elizabeth J. Fisher, also known as Hazel Cline, age 73, of Ventura, passed away April 15, 1998, at Twin Pines Health Care.
Hazel was born Nov. 9, 1924, in Hollister, Calif., and had been a county resident for 40 years. She was a homemaker for over 50 years. Hazel loved to play bridge and was also a volunteer at St. John's Regional Hospital.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Michael Marostica of Ventura; grandson and wife, Michael and Debbie Marostica of Ventura; great-grandson, Andrew Marostica of Ventura; grandson, Thomas Marostica of Sherman Oaks; granddaughter, Ann Marostica of Ventura and brother, Anthony Garcia of Nevada.
Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 1998, at Sacred Heart Church, Ventura, with Father Daniel O'Sullivan officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Hone, Ventura.

Georgia Louise Smith
Georgia Louise Smith, age 76, of Port Hueneme, passed away Thursday, April 16, 1998, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Brownwood, Texas and had been a resident of Ventura County for 45 years, coming from Washington State. She attended school in Texas and received her AA degree from Ventura College. Mrs. Smith worked as a psychiatric technician at Camarillo State Hospital, retiring after 37 years. She enjoyed crocheting, needlework, entertaining, corresponding with friends and relatives, was an extensive reader and loved music.
She is survived by her children, Jerry Ray (wife, Mary) Smith of Porterville, Calif., Barbara Carolyn Johnson of Porterville, Calif., Sharon Louise (husband, Gerald) Dunehew of Port Hueneme and Robert Louis Smith of Oxnard; sister, Lydia Frances Tierney of Metarie, La., 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 1998, at James A. Reardon Chapel, 511 North A St., Oxnard. A service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 20, 1998, at James A. Reardon Chapel, with Reverend Mark Beyer officiating. Burial will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes, 502 South Verdugo Road, Burbank, CA 91502.
Arrangements are under the direction of the James A. Reardon Mortuary.

Cecil R. Roland
Cecil R. Roland, age 80, passed away April 14, 1998, at his Oxnard residence.
Mr. Roland was born June 20, 1917, in Leander, Texas and had been a county resident for 37 years. He was an account clerk for Ventura County for 10 years. Mr. Roland served in the Navy for 22 years and was a member of the Fleet Reserve. He was an avid golfer and was golf marshall at River Ridge. He was a member of the River Ridge Golf Club and the C.B.C. Golf Club.
He is survived by his daughters, Bobbi Roland and Ruth Garcia of Port Hueneme and Becky Lopez of Oxnard; five grandchildren, Dorris and her husband, Mark Rivera, Rudy and his wife, Tara Garcia, Geni and her husband, Louie Rodriguez, Kristin and Bryan Lopez and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Roland was preceded in death by his wife, Dorris and son-in-law, Manny.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 20 at the Garden of Tranquility at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Livingston Memorial Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conrad-Carroll Mortuary.

Candelario Avila Torres
Life-time Oxnard resident Candelario A. Torres, passed away on April 15, 1998.
Cande or C.A., as he was known, was born at 222 Enterprise St., in what is now the Transportation Center in Oxnard on Feb. 2, 1922 (or on 2/2/22 at 222 Enterprise as he often remarked). He was the eldest of eight children of Juan Torres and Rafaela Avila Torres.
He was very proud of his U.S. Army service during World War II, where he fought in Northern France, Normandy, the Rhineland and central Europe. He received the American Campaign medal and World War II Victory medal.
After the war he returned to Oxnard, became active in the Latin American Veterans Club, married Ruth Lopez and helped raise daughters, Tina and Renie and their friends on N Street. He enjoyed Sister City activities, traveling, photography, reading about history and politics and puttering away in his workshop. His life can best be described as that of a true optimist who relished life and savored every small detail of it with his family and friends. Cande retired from the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, as a heavy equipment operator. He also worked as a longshoreman for the Port of Hueneme.
Cande was a beloved husband, father, grandfather to Veronica, Vanessa, Robby and John; father-in-law to Bob; brother-in-law to Gil, Dr. Manuel and Joe; Tio, brother and special friend to many. Let us thank the good Lord, who gave him to us for 76 years. He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends. Good-bye dad, we love you.
Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 1998, at Camino del Sol Memorial Center and Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m., at St. Anthony Church, Oxnard. Mass will be at 9 a.m., Monday, at St. Anthony Church, Oxnard, followed by military burial at Santa Clara Cemetery.
Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard, is assisting the family. 

John Gieser
'Fireman John'
John T. Gieser, fondly known as "Fireman John," passed away on Monday, April 13, 1998.
John was born April 9, 1935, in Richardton, N.D., and resided in Simi Valley since 1963. John retired from the Ventura County Fire Department, Station 45, where he had served the community for 20 years. John will be greatly missed by his family and friends for his gentle and giving nature.
His survivors include his wife, Bobbi; children, Denise, Kelli, Trace, Kim, Don, Tamara; honorary daughter, Laura; grandchildren, Shawn, DJ, Cody and Shane; brothers, Adam, Tony and sisters, Mary, Judy, Carol, Betty and Marge.
The family has made arrangements with Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary for a viewing from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 17. A service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at Reardon Simi Valley Chapel. 

Barbara Jeanne Arnott
Barbara Jeanne Arnott, age 73, of Oxnard, passed away Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Ventura County Medical Center, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Arnott was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa and had been a county resident for 10 years, coming from Monrovia, Calif. She was a retired assignment clerk for GTE. Barbara loved traveling with her husband, Frank and had completed two trips around the United States as well as local west coast trips with their RV clubs. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the "Masters of Harmony" Barber Shop Chorus. Barbara also liked collecting dolls, oil painting and when time permitted, she liked to read.
She is survived by her loving spouse of 32 years, Frank B.; daughters, Kathy (husband, Mike) Laffin of Glendora and Cheryl (husband, Terry) Gilbert of San Diego; sons, Lance (wife, Millie) Willis of Monrovia, Tom (wife, Barbara) Willis of Upland, John Arnott of Huntington Beach, Randy (wife, Landa) Arnott of Saugus and TSgt Thomas (wife, Hazel) Arnott of Bellevue, Neb.; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Covina, with the Reverend Rudy Kronst officiating. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests in honor of her memory that memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter, 1030 S. Arroyo Park Way, Suite 204, Pasadena, Calif., 91105.
Arrangements are in the care of Guardian Memorial Funeral directors and Crematory of Ventura County, Oxnard.

Camille Jorgensen Blair
Camille Jorgensen Blair, 3-month-old infant daughter of George and Patti Blair of Ventura died Tuesday at home.
Camille was born Jan. 8, 1998, in Ventura.
Besides her parents, she is survived by sisters, Brooke and Sydney; brothers, George and Alex; family dog, Cinder; maternal grandparents, Marty and Shirley Berg of Lake View, Ore., and paternal grandparents, Jerry and Betty Tuft of Arroyo Grande.
Our lives are deepened and enriched by the memories of "our little Camille" and given strength and courage by the many family and friends she brought together during her short life.
Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m., Saturday at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.

Marjorie Mary Engesser
Marjorie Mary Engesser, age 84, of Santa Paula, died April 14, 1998, at home.
Mrs. Engesser was born April 21, 1913, in Bancroft, Iowa. She attended St. Catherine's College in St. Paul, Minn., and spent her early teaching years in a one-room school house in Seneca and in Bancroft. She was then appointed postmistress in Bancroft and held that post until she married Leo Engesser in 1941. They spent the next 20 years on their farm in the Armstrong area. In 1960, they moved to California with their seven children and settled in Carpinteria.
She is survived by her seven children, Margaret Graham of La Canada, Mary Engesser of Santa Paula, Edward Engesser of Huntington Beach, Marcia Hawley of Camarillo, Sara Kale of Lake Oswego, Ore., John Engesser of Ventura and Brenda Engesser of Moorpark and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two children.
Visitation will be today at the family home in Santa Paula. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, at Sacred Heart Church in Saticoy. Burial will be Monday in Carpinteria.
Flowers and remembrances may be sent to the family home.
Arrangements are in the care of Guardian Memorial Funeral Directors of Ventura County, Oxnard.

Louise Elma Faulk
Louise Elma Faulk, 80, died in her sleep on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, 1998.
Mrs. Faulk was born in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 14, 1917. She graduated from both Ventura High School and Ventura Junior College in the 1930's before her career in banking. She married Raymond Faulk on July 7, 1946. After retiring in 1980 from Wells Fargo Bank, as an operations officer, she enjoyed her retirement in Ventura. Mrs. Faulk had resided at the Valley Inn in Holtville, Calif., for the past three years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, in 1994; mother, Irene Hawkins in 1992 and her brother, Donald in 1990.
Mrs. Faulk is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Sandra Faulk of El Centro; grandson and his wife, Scott and Yvonne Faulk of El Cajon, Calif.; granddaughter and her husband, Stacey and Doug Rupp, also of El Cajon and by three brothers, Art Hawkins and Dick Hawkins of Las Vegas, Nev., and Edward Hawkins of Ventura.
Viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Hems Mortuary in El Centro, Calif. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 20, 1998, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.

Marina P. Ferrer
Marina P. Ferrer, age 83, of Oxnard, passed away April 14, 1998, at St. John's Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Ferrer was born March 8, 1915, in the Philippines and had been a county resident for 12 years, coming from the Philippines. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Arturo (wife, Marta) Ferrer and Phil (wife, Terry) Ferrer of Oxnard, Oscar (wife, Nina) Ferrer and Romeo (wife, Lydia) Ferrer of the Philippines; daughters, Africa (husband, Pepito) Paule, Lydia (husband, Amadi) Olalia and Elizabeth (husband, Ric) Tuazon, all of Oxnard, Lety (husband, Nony) Reyes and Aurie Tagie of the Philippines; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. today at Conrad-Carroll Mortuary Chapel. Mass will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18 at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Burial will be at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conrad-Carroll Mortuary.

John Leeland Henry
John Leeland Henry, age 18, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away suddenly, April 11, 1998.
John was born Feb. 3, 1980, in Ventura and was a student.
He was predeceased by his mother, Tanya Davis-Henry.
John is survived by his father, John B. Henry; brother, Jonathon Henry; sister, Andrea Harvey and grandmother, Grace Henry.
Viewing will be from 1 to 4 p.m., with a prayer service at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Eternal Valley Mortuary. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eternal Valley Memorial Park.

Consuelo M. Bookman
Consuelo "Connie", age 85, of Ventura, passed away Monday, May 25, 1998.
Mrs. Bookman was born May 20, 1913, in Ventura and was lifetime Ventura County resident. She was a descendant of the Olivas family of the Olivas Adobe. She was a descendant of a soldier in the Juan Batista de Anza expedition to establish the mission of San Francisco in 1775-1776. She was a member of the Los Californianos and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, where she was lector at the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. Mrs. Bookman was retired having been a supervisor in the loan department for Bank of America where she was employed for the southern counties gas company for eight years. She was an avid traveler.
Mrs. Bookman is survived by her beloved husband, Harold J. Bookman of Ventura; sisters, Rosemary Peters of Yerington, Nev., Constance Haverkamp of Dallas and brother, Anthony Peters of Yucca Valley.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 8:45 a.m., Friday, at the San Buenaventura Mission, 211 East Main St., Ventura. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
As a sign of love and sympathy and in lieu of flowers, please honor Connie with a donation in her name to your favorite charity.
Mrs. Bookman was entrusted to the care of the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main St., Ventura, where friends may visit from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Laquita Mona Burns
Laquita Mona Burns, age 65, of Oxnard, passed away Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Pleasant Valley Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Aug. 30, 1932, in Burnett, Texas, and was a county resident for 29 years, coming from San Angelo, Texas. Laquita was a proof reader for the Press Courier for 20 years. Mom was an avid gardener and loved beautiful music, often expressing this love by playing the piano. After the Press Courier closed, Laquita decided to complete her education and graduate with high honors from California State University at Northridge.
She is survived by her mother, Loma Irene Wilks of Brownwood, Texas; daughters, Alleta Irene Ojeda of San Fernando, and Mona Etoil Granados, of Anaheim; son-in-law, Ronald Ernest Granados Jr. of Anaheim; brother, Ron Douglas Wilks of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Edith Joy Thomason of Brownwood, Texas, and Koleta Irene Hunter of Casper, Wyo., and grandchildren, Michael, Zack and Tina.
A service of memory is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 1998, in the Chapel of Heritage Square, 8th and B streets, Historic Oxnard.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the International Myeloma Foundation, 2120 Stanley Hills Dr., Los Angeles, CA. 90046, (800) 452-CURE.
Arrangements are in the care of Guardian Memorial Funeral Directors and Crematory of Ventura County, Oxnard, 485-2572.

Leo Council
Leo Council, age 85, passed away May 23, 1998, after a brief illness.
Leo was born May 17, 1913, in Stratford, Okla. He married Rachel in 1932. They moved to Fillmore in 1947 and had lived there since. Leo was an oilfield worker for 30 years, retiring 23 years ago. Leo enjoyed family and friends, camping and fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Rachel; sons, Harold Council of Fillmore, Glen Council and his wife, Priscilla of Ventura, and Joe Council and his wife, Kathy of Fillmore; seven grandchildren, Mike Council of Channel Islands, Richard Council of Willits, Calif., Lynda Frerichs and husband, James of Tehachapi, Calif., Allen Council of Poway, Calif., Terri Quirk and husband, Shawn of Ventura, Sonja Laird and husband, Greg of Santa Paula, Brian Council and wife, Kristy of Houstin, Texas; 11 great-grandchildren, Steven Council and wife, Mariza of Bakersfield, Calif., Nathan Freichs of Tehachapi, Calif., Shawnie Perez and husband, Ryan of Tehachapi, Calif., Nikolette Council of Oakview, Ryan Council of Oak View, Alyssa Council of Poway, Calif., Kiefer Quirk of Ventura, DeAndra Quirk of Ventura, Michael Laird of Santa Paula, Conner Council of Houston, Harrison Council of Houston, and one great-great-grandchild, Kami Perez of Tehachapi, Calif.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at Bardsdale Cemetery.

Mary L. Cribbs
Mary L. Cribbs, age 93, of Santa Paula, passed away May 23, 1998, in Vancouver, Wash.
Mrs. Cribbs was born Nov. 19, 1904, in Grand Rivers, Ky., and had been a county resident for 47 years. She was a homemaker and member of Assembly of God Church, Santa Paula.
She is survived by her daughters, Earline Mobley, Clarina Nelson, Rellitta Stidham, and Ethelva Hambrick, all of Vancouver, Wash., Shirley Hubble of Bakersfield, Calif., Alberta Holdridge of Oklahoma City, Okla., Catherine Sebasta of Fillmore, Jo Evelyn Foley of Santa Paula and Gloria Welliver of Cottonwood, Calif.; sons, Paul E. Cribbs of Lakewood, Calif., David Cribbs of Camarillo, and Carl Cribbs of Bakersfield, Calif.; 37 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Santa Paula Cemetery, with Hoppy Mumford officiating. Burial will be at Santa Paula Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula.

Donald David Daniel
The family and friends of Donald David Daniel mourned his passing on May 24, 1998, after a long illness with emphysema.
Born Aug. 17, 1925, in Havre, Mont., Don grew up in Spencer, S.D. At 17, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. Don raised his family in the San Fernando Valley and retired as the service manager at a Ford Dealership. He was a resident of Ventura County for the past 18 years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Celia of Ventura; son, Robert and wife, Laurine of Camarillo; son, Gary Daniel of Port Hueneme; daughter, Cynthia Modugno and husband, Victor of Bel Air, Md.; sisters, Mary Lee Manahan of Cave Junction, Ore.; and Laura Jean Bright of Monroe, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Jennie Daniel; and by his son, Douglas.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m., with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998, at the Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura, with Father Larry Dowdel celebrating. Interment will follow Mass at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, CA.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Carol and Shelia of the Livingston Hospice Program for their loving care towards Donald.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001.

Alejandro 'Alex' Estrada
In loving memory
Alejandro "Alex" Estrada, age 50, died suddenly Friday, May 22, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Estrada was born April 24, 1948, in Las Cruces, N.M., and had lived in Port Hueneme 27 years.
Alex was employed 26 years with the U.S. Government at Port Hueneme CBC Naval Base. Alex enjoyed his involvement with little league and the Mermaid Softball League. He also enjoyed gambling in Laughlin with his wife and playing golf with his buddies.
Alex is survived by his wife, Rita Estrada of 26 years; sons, Adrian and Averil; daughters, Audra and Amanda; grandchildren, Audrey Rose and Angelica; brothers, Horacio (wife, Maria) of El Paso, Texas, Phillip (wife, Merry Lou) of Ventura, Thomas (wife, Dolores) of Fort Worth, Texas, Marcos (wife, Sylvia) of Borger, Texas, Juan (wife, Stephanie) of San Fernando, Calif.; and sister, Ana Maria (husband, Richard) of Tucson, Ariz.
Rosary was recited Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at St. Anthony's Church. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at St. Anthony's Church. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A St., Oxnard, (805) 486-9148.

Juanita Matlock
Juanita Matlock, age 71, of Oxnard, passed away May 25, 1998, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Matlock was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Corona, Calif., and had been a county resident of 38 years. She was a lab technician for 3-M. Mrs. Matlock was a life-long bowler and member of the 500 club. She also loved Las Vegas.
She is survived by daughters, Gail Kennedy and husband, Jim Beane of Bakersfield, Calif., June and husband, John Nice of Camarillo; grandchildren, Holly Kennedy, Joshua Nice, Jeffrey Nice and Tracey Nice; brother, Alton Lambeth of Strathmore, Calif.; and sister, Wanda Eril of Strathmore, Calif.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Conrad-Carroll Mortuary Chapel. There will be a reception following the service at Imperial Mobile home Park, Clubhouse on Saviers Road, Oxnard. Inurnment will be private.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conrad-Carroll Mortuary.

Rita Vanoni Meyreles
Rita Vanoni Meyreles passed away peacefully Sunday, May 24, 1998, at the family home in Goleta, Calif.
Mrs. Meyreles was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Oxnard, the daughter of Attilio and Romita Vanoni, a pioneer Ventura County farming family. She was a graduate of St. Sebastian School, Santa Paula, St. Catherine's High School, Ventura and the University of Portland. Upon graduation, Rita served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.
For the past 20 years, Rita was employed by the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara as a volunteer coordinator. She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Isla Vista and was very active in many church activities, the Jail Ministry being among her favorite.
Rita was preceded in death by her father, Attilio in 1956; mother, Romita in 1982; sister, Helen in 1979 and brother, Albert in 1994.
She is survived by her children, Caridad of Sacramento, Calif., Ricardo of New York, and Elizabeth of Goleta; grandchildren, Jason, Ebony and Willy of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ives and Virginia Vanoni, Aldo and Ruth Vanoni, Leo and Rita Vanoni; brother, Joseph Vanoni; sister, Melba Vanoni; brother-in-law and sister, Tim and Irene Reardon; uncle Vito Vanoni and sister-in-law, Lucy Vanoni; brother-in-law, Richard Boucher and wife, Jan and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A "Celebration of Live" and a memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 6550 Picasso Road, Isla Vista.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Charities or St. Mark's Catholic Church.
"A Rose is a Rose is a Rita"

Alta L. Pacheco
Alta L. Pacheco, age 85, of Santa Maria, passed away May 23, 1998, at an Oxnard hospital of natural causes.
Mr. Pacheco was born Sept. 9, 1912, raised and educated in Santa Maria. She resided for more than 63 years in Sisquoc. For the past nine months, she had been living in Camarillo because of illness. Mrs. Pacheco was employed with Blochman school as cafeteria manager for 15 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Kathy Pacheco of Lamont, Calif., Donald and Janet Pacheco of Nipomo, Calif., and John and Lorraine Pacheco of Camarillo; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Pacheco was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ernest H. Pacheco who died Jan. 18, 1991, and infant daughter, Patricia Jean Pacheco.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Santa Maria.

Susana Sanchez
Susana Sanchez, age 86, of Piru, passed away May 24, 1998, in Santa Paula.
Mrs. Sanchez was born May 28, 1911, in Mexico and had been a county resident for 82 years, coming from Mexico. She was a homemaker and member of San Salvador Church in Piru and Sacred Heart Society.
She is survived by daughter, Amelia Rutherford of Santa Paula; sons, Luis Sanchez of Santa Paula, and Santiago (Jimmy) Sanchez of Piru; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at San Salvador Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May, 28, 1998, with Father Norm Supancheck officiating. Burial will be at Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Salvador Building Fund, San Salvador Catholic Church, P.O. Box 508, Piru, CA 93040.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Fillmore.

Richard Patrick Seery
Richard Patrick Seery, age 57, of Fillmore, died May 25, 1998.
Mr. Seery was born Jan. 12, 1941, in East Moline, Ill. He was a 50-year resident of Ventura County, attending Holy Cross School, graduating from Cabrillo Junior High School, Ventura Senior High School, Ventura College and LaVerne University. Mr. Seery retired from the Sheriff's Department after 29 years of faithful and productive service to the citizens of Ventura County. His assignments included management of Custody Division, West County Patrol, Support services and detectives. He taught flying, his great love, at CP aviation, Santa Paula Airport. Mr. Seery was also the proud owner of a Honda Goldwing and enjoyed riding motorcycles, whether it was in West Maui or Sturgis, S.D.
Mr. Seery was a career-long member of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs' Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Thousand Oaks Riders Club and Topa Topa Lodge No. 291, Order of the Arrow. He was also a member in good standing of the Bruce and Eddie RC Flying Club which meets irregularly in front of Fred's hangar in Santa Paula.
He is survived by his wife, June Wineinger Seery; sons, Michael of San Francisco and Peter of Fillmore; nieces, Patty, Nancy, Crystal and nephew, Sean Seery; niece, Marion Anne Wineinger; in-laws, Mrs. A. Lee Ashby, Mrs. Frank Seery, Mr. and Mrs.. Eric Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Wineinger, Mrs. Richard J. Holliday, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wisma, and many wonderful friends.
He was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Francis William Seery (Luverne Porter); brother, Frank and nephew, Mathew.
Visitation will be from 12 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Santa Paula Airport Museum Fund, Ventura County Council Boy Scouts of America, or the Salvation Army.
Arrangements are under the direction of Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main St., Ventura, (805) 643-8623.

Marcella Stieber
Mercella Stieber died peacefully May 23, 1998, of age related illness. She was 95 years old.
Mrs. Stieber was born in Sheboygan Wis., April 17, 1903. She married her childhood sweetheart, Joseph in 1927 and widowed in 1982 after 55 years of married. They were Port Hueneme residents for 30 years in Hueneme Bay.
They had four children, David Stieber (deceased) Barbara Hicks, Joseph Hicks, David S. Stieber, Dana Smith; 11 great-grandchildren, Kristin, Daniel, Sarah and Brian Bjorklund, Jennifer and Bobbie Hicks, Nathanael, Hannah and Timothy Eastman, Erik and Alexandria Stieber; two great-great-grandchildren, Alexis and Brandy Hicks.
Marcella loved the Lord Jesus all her life and was a wonderful mother who will be greatly missed. Her family and friends celebrate her joyous homecoming in heaven.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. June 1 at St. Anthony's Church in Oxnard.
Arrangements are under the direction of Conrad-Carroll Mortuary.

Magdalena Clara Splies
Magdalena (Maggie) Clara Splies, age 74, of Oxnard passed away Sunday, May 24, 1995, at a local hospital after a brief illness.
Maggie was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Port Hueneme and was a life-long Ventura County resident. She enjoyed helping others and was a volunteer for many years at the Wilson Senior Center in Oxnard.
She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Pearl J. Montorio of Ventura, and Janet E. Anderson of Santa Paula, son, Dr. Irving P. Splies, Jr. of Ventura; daughter and son-in-law Susan E. and Thomas O. Montorio of Oxnard; sister, Eleanor Snodgrass of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Lionel (Phil) Sanders of National City, Calif.; sister, Hermandina (Mandy) of San Pedro, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at James A. Reardon Chapel, located at 511 North A Street in Oxnard. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 1998, at James A. Reardon Chapel, located at 511 North A Street in Oxnard, with Reverend Jerry Totty Officiating. Burial will be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Arrangements are under the direction of James A. Reardon Mortuary, 511 North A St., Oxnard.

Harvey Milton Stoughton
Harvey Milton Stoughton, age 94, of Oxnard, passed away at Shoreline Care Center, Oxnard, May 22, 1998, after a brief illness.
Born in Norwalk, Ohio, March 13, 1904, he was a 50-year county resident. He was a department manager with Sears, Roebuck and Co. Harvey was a member of the Poinsettia Lodge No. 633 F. and A. M., Ventura, Fillmore Chapter No. 79 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Order of the White Shrine No. 36.
He is survived by his son, Harvey L. Stoughton of Oxnard; daughter, Zelma Goodman of Oxnard; grandsons, Gary (wife, Barbara) Wilfong of Oxnard and Jim Rubialis of Camarillo; grand-daughters, Lois (Tim) May of Ventura, Jeri Rubialis of Ventura, and Debbi (husband, Sam) Belknap; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Interment will be private.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Shriners Crippled Children Hospital, 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles, CA 90005, in Harvey's name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Payton Mortuary, Oxnard.

Loretta Amrhein Shaw
Loretta Amrhein Shaw, 83, of Port Hueneme, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at her home.
Mrs. Shaw was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Bethlehem, Pa. As a young girl she was an accomplished musician and performed for various clubs, lodges and competed in the Eisteddfod, a county competition in the 1920's. In later years she worked for PNAB at the Seabee base during World War II and was a psychiatric technician at Camarillo State Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1982.
Mrs. Shaw is survived by her daughter, Joan Holladay of Paris, Texas; son-in-law, Bruce McLennan of Morro Bay; sister, Dorothy L. Amrhein of Port Hueneme and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were handled by the Neptune Society of Santa Barbara.

Alice Butler Wright
Alice Butler Wright died May 24, 1998, after a lengthy illness. She was 86 years of age.
Born July 31, 1911, in New Haven, Conn., she graduated from Abbott Academy in Andover, Mass., and subsequently attended Vasser College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.. She transferred to Rollins College, Winterpark, Fla., where she met her future husband, and graduated in the class of 1933. She married Kinsman Edward Wright in 1934. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary April 5, 1998.
For almost the first 30 years of marriage, she lived with her husband and raised three sons in Norwood, N.Y. The promise of a better future brought her to Ventura, CA, in 1964, where she started a career in real estate. Eventually, she became co-owner of Buena City Realty. She also worked for other real estate brokers including Don L. Carlton Realtors and Herrick & Co. Realtors. She was president of the Ventura Association of Realtors in 1972, named 'Saleswoman of the Year' in 1969 and was twice named "Realtor of the Year." She had an honorary life membership in the same association. Additionally, she served on the women's division of the Greater Ventura Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the El Camino Women's Club.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, John Butler Wright and by her brother, Aldis P. Butler.
She is survived by her sons Kinsman E. Wright, Jr., M.D., of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Robert S. Wright, M.D., of Santa Barbara; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They will miss her dearly and remember her love of family, integrity and intelligence.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at 1 p.m. May 27, 1998, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ventura.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, or to your favorite charity. 


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