Miscellaneous Santa Barbara County, California Obituaries


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RYE, Kody Stevens
Born April 23, 1992 passed away peacefully but unexpectedly early Thursday morning in his sleep of respiratory failure.
Kody was a miracle child, although afflicted with a rare/severe brain disorder, confined to a wheelchair/spastic quadriplegic with limited speech- Kody's incredible spirit, motivation and smile helped him to accomplish much in our community in his short stay on earth. (Easter Seals/Lekotck programs, United Cerebral Palsyonductive Education, Speech-viewer Education Programs to name a few).
He shall be greatly missed by the hundreds of people who he touched their lives and forever brought a smile to their faces.
Kody is survived by his father Rory and mother Brooke, sister Abbe, grandmother Mabel Rye, of Carpinteria/Santa Barbara, grandparents Paul and Astra Backman, Ventura. Aunts and Uncles, Betsy Backman, Brian Piper, Jan and Justin Archuleta, Jill and Steve Hessick, cousins Amy and Jason, Jared, Tracy, Katie, Jenny, Kristen.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 23, 10:00 AM at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Kody's honor to: United Cerebral Palsy / Conductive Education, 423 W Victoria St Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Rose Mary Snyder, 87, of Henderson, NV died September 18, 1999 at Oddessy Harbor House Hospice in Las Vegas, NV.
Born June 4, 1912 in Illinois, Mrs Snyder was the daughter of John and Rose Rose Santagrossi Pasquale.
Preceding her in death were her parents and five brothers, Ted, George, Jack, Adolph, and Donald Pasquale and two sisters, Novena Bommarito and Adena Sylvester.
Mrs Snyder and her husband, Arthur L Snyder, moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1936 where they owned and operated several businesses, her favorites being the Flightline restaurant and the Colony Prime Rib House.
Surviving are her husband Arthur, daughter Mrs Leroy (Jacqueline) Herrick of Henderson, NV; grandson, Brad J Herrick of San Antonio, TX; granddaughter, Lorna Herrick Earley of Highlands Ranch, CO; and three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by the Davis Funeral Homes in Las Vegas.

MAGESTRO, Benidetto T
Ben Magestro, age 83 of Carpinteria, died October 14, 1999. Originally a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr Magestro moved to California in 1991, after retiring from Ladish Company. During his career he was a machinist, an active union member, president of the company's machinist local union, and general foreman of shipping. He was also proud to be a veteran of World War II.
Mr Magestro is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary, nee Busalacchi, and three children: Angela Thoburn (and husband John) of Carpinteria, James S Magestro (and wife Patricia) of Shorewood, Wisconsin, and Mary May (and husband Paul) of Port Washington, New York. He is also survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two surviving brothers, Joseph and Frank Magestro of St Francis, Wisconsin.
The family requests that any memorial donations be sent to the American Red Cross.
Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge of arrangements.

WALKER, Diana Josephine
Sept 1, 1931 - Oct 16, 1999
A loving mother and special friend.
She will be dearly missed by all who had the opportunity to know this wonderful woman.
"One Day At a Time"

is now at peace in the loving and forgiving arms of out Lord. May God's perpetual light shine upon him. His daughter Rose Marie and sister Lenore were by his side on October 17, 1999 when he passed into eternity and was freed from his struggle with cancer.
Raymond was born on April 3, 1929; the eldest of ten children born to Inez and Hilaria Alvarado. The Alvarado Family was well known in the Goleta Valley for their resourcefulness, no nonsense attitude, and love of a "goodtime". Raymond attended local schools, but his real education was obtained in the outdoors camping and hunting. Raymond, a jack of all trades, worked along side his father in agriculture, auto salvage, abalone fishing, and Construction in the Santa Barbara area. Raymond always loved the company of others and more than often could be found at local restaurants and lodges where he would often dance away the evening.
Raymond is survived by his faithful wife, Socorro; two daughters, Rachel Reyes of Lompoc and Rose Marie Gutierrez of Santa Barbara, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eldest child, Richard Alvarado. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters which include Lawrence, Carolina (Lara), Patsy (Herron), Amador, Elinore (Trunk), Inez, Katy (Garcia), Jack, Lenore (Villegas) and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
The Rosary will be on Thursday, October 21, at 7:00PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church; Mass at 9:00 AM on Friday, October 22. Private burial services will held at a later date.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

CRAWFORD, Scot Morris
A long time resident of Santa Barbara passed suddenly of natural causes at the age of 53. He was born in San Luis Obispo on October 28, 1945. He attended Peabody Elementary School, La Cumbre Junior High School and graduated from San Marcos High School in 1963. He attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and Willamette Law School, and served as a captain in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his mother, Dolores "June" Crawford, his brother Casey J Crawford, his sister-in-law Melissa, and nieces Amy and Jenna.
He joins his predeceased father, Derald J Crawford and his brother, Captain Keith T Crawford, and will be placed to eternal rest with them at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. There will be no service.
He will be remembered as a loving young man in the hearts of many and is missed dearly by his family.

GRALLA, Eleanor
passed away on October 5th, 1999. What a wonderful lady. She will be missed very much. She has left to be with her husband Joe who passed away in May of this year.
Eleanor was born on September 21, 1916 in Dubuque, Iowa. She grew up with three sisters and one brother and spent the first 43 years of her life in Iowa and Illinois. Before leaving Iowa, she earned a very respectable reputation as a grade school teacher. The last 40 years of her life was spent in California.
Eleanor and her husband Joe loved the outdoors. They spent a number of years traveling up and down the West Coast collecting wildflower seeds for a local Santa Barbara seed company. During the last twenty years they enjoyed many visits to local parks and the airport. They would spend hours watching planes take off and land. During baseball season they never tired of rooting for the California Angels.
Eleanor suffered from the effects of a stroke five years ago. The way in which she dealt with it was brave and admirable. She was tough, loving and caring, up to the end and have a warm heart.
Eleanor and Joe had no children of their own but their "adopted" family of John, Corby, Lucas, and Nathan along with their many friends will miss them very much.
Welch-Ryce-Haider in charge of arrangements.

KINGSBURY, Laura Browne
98, a resident of Casa Dorinda in Santa Barbara since 1978; died peacefully Sunday October 17, 1999. "Lolly" as she was known to her friends, was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1901 and grew up in Evanston. She was a 4th generation of Chicagoans in her family. Her great grandfather was a law colleague of Abraham Lincoln. She married "Sonny" Kingsbury of Phoenix, Arizona, and together they spent over 40 years as residents of Chicago's North Shore. Mrs Kingsbury was a charter member of the Junior League of Evanston and an ardent bridge player.
She is survived by her daughters, Lolita (Kenneth) Seyffer of Holyoke, Massachuettes, Katherine (James) Mabie of Northfield, Illinois, 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Private services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara (designated for the Casa Dorinda Employee's Fund) PO Box 1403, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

MALONEY, Robert Edward
attorney, thirty year resident of Carpinteria, Ca. and former resident of Los Angels, passed away October 17, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA. of natural causes.
Born February 14, 1914, Covington, Ky.; graduated Univ. of Kentucky, BA '35; Univ. of Cincinnati School of Law, JD '39; admitted to practice law in KY, OH and CA. Practiced law in Los Angeles for more than thirty years representing Farmers Insurance Group as a trial lawyer and workers' compensation law specialist.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, survived by wife of 55 years, Virginia Walsh Maloney of Carpinteria; their five children: Ann Maloney Dawidziak of Redondo Beach, Ca; Shannon Maloney of Piedmont, Ca; Mary Pat Maloney of Alhambra, Ca; Kevin W. Maloney of Manhattan Beach, California; Sean R Maloney of Ashville, North Carolina; and eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Sister Ann Maloney of the Maryknoll Missionary Order and Ruth Clough of Cincinnati, Ohia; and one brother, John Richard Maloney of South Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.
A life long devout Catholic and devoted member of St Joseph's Parish in Carpinteria, CA. for over 30 years, Robert was a generous, loving man of character whose wisdom was amplified and exemplified by his religious faith, personal integrity and concern for others.
Rosary, Sunday Oct. 24, 1999, 4:00 pm St. Joseph's Chapel, 4699 7th Street, Carpinteria, CA. Mass of Resurrection, Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, 10:30 am St Joseph's Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St Joseph's Church, 5048 El Carro Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1450 for Charitable Food Program.

MENDOZA, Olivia (Lil) Navarro
born August 3, 1925 passed away Monday, October 18th peacefully at her mesa home after a long battle with cancer.
Olivia is survived by her husband of 40 years Henry (Hank) Mendoza, Sr., sons: Randy E Cano of Viera, Florida (Kathy), Henry Mendoza Jr (Becky), daughter Patsy L Trejo both of Santa Barbara. She was preceded in death by brothers Joe Ramiriz (Shorty), Ben and Sal Navarro, surviving brothers Manuel, Rudy, and Art Navarro and Tony Ramiriz. Sister Kathleen Guzman, also by many nieces, nephews, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Her wit and great sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 East Sola Street on Wednesday October 20th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday October 21 at 10:00 AM at Welch-Ryce-Haider Downtown Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Santa Barbara Hospice. The family appreciated their service during this difficult time.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

ULRICH, Marilyn Kiang
born Kiang Kuo Shuei of Santa Barbara, CA, USA died October 3, 1999 at Leigh Block Hospice House Santa Barbara CA after a lengthy illness. She was born July 18, 1915 in Beijing, China.
Marilyn came to the USA in 1950 from China and moved to Santa Barbara in 1953 where she settled with her husband Dr. George Ulrich whom she had married in China in 1949.
Marilyn attended Osaka Women's Medical College, Japan (1934-37), UC San Francisco (1951-53), MA UCSB (1973, Ph.D. (1977) at age of 62, the oldest person to receive a doctorate in her department.
She was a Certified Medical Technologist, Harriman Jones Hospital, Long Beach (1951-53), Supervising Lab. Tech, Valley Clinical Laboratory, SB (1951-73) Research Physiology, Institute of Environmental Stress UCSB 1977 for approx. 10 years. Retired and sold lemons from her ranch at the SB Farmers Market until 1998 where she was know as the "Lemon Lady".
Marilyn contributed many articles regarding her research of the physiology of aging to professional journals. She was a member of the NYA Academy of Sciences, Gerontology Society America and American Assoc. for the advancement of Science.
She is survived by her loving daughters Patricia Rapaport, Lisa Ulrich, grandchildren: Airion, Ken Delgado, Harley Rui Ying Murray, Benjamin Rui Wa Murray, as well as a sister, Kiang Kuo Pei in Shanghai, China.
Services will be held at the Santa Barbara cemetery on October 23, at 2:30 pm at the gravesite, 901 Channel Drive. All friends are welcome to attend. RVSP 684-8912 for dinner reception.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Santa Barbara/SBVNA, 222 E. Canon Perdido St., SB, CA 93101.

WEIDNER, Irvin Stanley
a Carpinteria resident for 36 years passed away October 16, 1999 in Santa Barbara, he was 81. He was born June 23, 1918 in Lenox, Iowa. As a youth he belonged to the Civilian Conservation Corps "CCC" and was stationed in Boulder, Nevada and Vista, California.
In 1943 Irvin joined the US Navy and served on the USS Putnam DD757 while over seas, he was honorably discharged in 1946. During that time he met Kathleen Donovan and in May of 1944 they were married. Irvin and Kathleen moved to Carpinteria in 1963. He worked for Santa Barbara Research as a Research and Development Machinist in the "Model Room" until his retirement at age 65.
After his retirement he kept busy, Irvin could fix anything, he worked part time at TWM in Goleta manufacturing special parts for Race cars. He was an active member of the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge and just celebrated his 25 years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathleen.
Visitation is planned for Wednesday October 20th from 10 AM to 8 PM at Welch-Ryce-Haider Downtown Chapel. Funeral services are planned for Thursday, October 21st at 12:00 PM at the WRH Chapel, followed by Interment at Carpinteria Cemetery. A Memorial gathering is planned on Monday, October 25th at 11:00 AM at the Elks Lodge, 150 N Kellogg Ave. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Elks projects for children.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

ARROYO, Amalia Morelos
88, passed away on Sunday October 17, 1999. Amalia was born to Rafael Morelos and Saud Zuniga Chavez in Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico on November 2, 1910.
Amalia came to California in 1956 and settled in Santa Barbara. Alter retiring from The Goleta Lemon Packing House she enjoyed homemaking and working in her garden.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Ignacio (Nacho) Arroyo.
She is survived by her sister Esperanza Morelos Chavez, brother Jesus Morelos and wife Mildred of Santa Barbara, niece Teresa Castillo and husband Luis of Santa Barbara, nephew Ralph D Vasquez and wife Pauline of Ventura, nieces Hilda Morelos, Guillermina Corral and husband Leopoldo of Santa Barbara, Laura Ponce De Leon Vazquez of Mexico City, Mexico, nephews Maximo Vazquez and wife Carmen, Fernando Vazquez and wife Ruby of Modesto and Joe Vazquez of Santa Barbara and several other nieces and nephews & great-nieces and great-nephews.
Rosary Services will be held at 7:30 p m Friday, October 22, 1999 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Santa Barbara. Mass will be held at 9:00 a m on Saturday, October 23, 1999 with graveside services following at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara
Arrangements are under the direction of Welch-Ryce-Raider Funeral Chapel of Santa Barbara.

BROWN II, Donald Charles
son of Margaret Seder & Donald Brown I born December 31, 1935 died October 18, 1999.
He was the owner of "Don Brown Skate & Tackle Shop" for over 25 years.
He was an avid boast owner and loved the sea.
He especially loved to spend time with his three daughters Dawn, Elizabeth, Barbara and their families. The real sunshine of his life were his 4 grandchildren, Allison, Chrissie, Derek and Emma.
He was a king and generous man, deeply loved and will be missed by all.
In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by his two sisters Julia and Susan.
Visitation Thursday, October 21, 10:00 AM-6:00PM and Funeral Service Thurs October 21, at 6PM at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

CRAWFORD, Scot Morris
A long time resident of Santa Barbara passed suddenly of natural causes at the age of 53. He was born in San Luis Obispo on October 28, 1945. He attended Peabody Elementary School, La Cumbre Junior High School and graduated from San Marcos High School in 1963. He attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and Willamette Law School, and served as a captain in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his mother, Dolores "June" Crawford, his brother Casey J Crawford, his sister-in-law Melissa, and nieces Amy and Jenna.
He joins his predeceased father, Derald J Crawford and his brother, Captain Keith T Crawford, and will be placed to eternal rest with them at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. There will be no service.
He will be remembered as a loving young man in the hearts of many and is missed dearly by his family.

born March 31, 1914 in Michigan, died October 14, 1999 in Whittier, CA. She moved to Santa Barbara, CA 37 years ago and practiced Chiropractic Therapy for 31 years.
She is survived by her brother, Raymond Ottoman, US Air Force Lt Col Retires and family of Seattle, Wash, her 2 daughters, Kathleen K Devey of Whittier, CA, Suzanne J Bowerman of Ventura, CA, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
Family and friends will be celebrating her going home to her Lord on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 2 pm.

passed away on October 7, 1999 after a lengthy bout with cancer.
Charles is survived by his wife Grace "Sandy Tumbleson, sons Ed and Paul, daughter Maren Pierce, daughter-in-law Cathy Tumbleson and two grandchildren Eric and Christopher Tumbleson, sisters Mary Alexson, Martha Henderson and brother Carl Tumbleson.
Charles was a member of the US Forest Service from 1960-1990, serving on the Inyo National Forest, Las Padres National Forest and Regional Office in San Francisco.
Charles gave many hours of civic service to the Boy Scouts of America and was a proud member of the Elks Lodge #1415 of Huntington Park and Lodge #613 of Santa Barbara. During Charles short retirement from the Forest Service he enjoyed cabinet making and wood art. Charles will always be remembered for his fine craftsmanship.
Charles will be laid to rest during a private ceremony at sea. The Memorial Services will be held at the Elk's Lodge #613, 150 N Kellogg Avenue in Goleta on October 22, 1999 at 12:00 pm. Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

78, died on Monday, October 18, 1999. Elisabeth was born in the small small city of Kochel, Germany on June 21,1921. She went to high school in Munich where she graduated and worked during and through the end of World War II. Shortly thereafter, Elisabeth met Wassily Von Biskupsky, a civil engineer, and in 1954, they married. They immigrated to the United States and spent their first three years in New York. They moved to Los Angeles where Elisabeth studied technical drafting. In 1960, they moved to Santa Barbara where she became a homemaker.
Elisabeth is survived by her husband, Wassily Von Biskupsky; her sister, Josefine Joyce of Wisconsin and Josefine's daughters, Jane Eddy and Mardi Joe Wright of Munich; her sister-in-law. Maria Hopfenburger, also of Munich, and Maria's daughters, Erica Clifford of Tacoma, Washington and Josefine Braun and her family in Munich; her brother, Ernst Hopfenburger and his wife and their daughters, Monica, Ivonne and Uta and their children. She was preceded in death by her brothers Otto Hopfenburger and Karl Hopfenburger and his wife, Gudrun.
Elisabeth loved nature, beautiful flowers and animals. She was a caring wife who leaves behind her beloved cats, Lilly and Larkspur. She had the opportunity to visit her home city of Munich a few weeks before her untimely death.
There will be a Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 11:00 A M. There will be a gathering of friends following the services.
Contributions can be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society, 5399 Overpass Rd , Santa Barbara, CA 93111.
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

age 61, who passed away Thursday night, 14 October 1999. Son died as a result of being struck while crossing in marked crosswalk on Calle Real.
She was born in South Korea on 15 February 1938 and came to Santa Barbara in 1973; she had been a local resident ever since. She was married to Bernd Schroeter in 1973. In 1975 her first child, Brian, was born. Brian is now a graduate student at Georgia Tech University. In 1979 her daughter, Erika, was born. Erika is now a student at Santa Barbara City College. Son Yon is also survived by her brother, Yun Kun Cho, who lives with his family in Seoul, South Korea.
Son Yon will be missed by all of us. She will be remembered as a person who loved her family, and one with a big heart.
Son Yon will be going home. Final services will be held at Son Yon's mother's gravesite in South Korea as soon as proper arrangements have been made.

STILE, Alice Elizabeth
was born February 16, 1909, in Houston, Texas to Jacob and Clara Stile. She was the first child of three children. Alice was married to Frank Hourigan on June 23, 1935. They had one child, Brian Francis Hourigan. Alice Elizabeth Hourigan passed away on Sunday, October 17, 1999. Her husband, Frank M Hourigan pre-deceased her in 1987. Besides her immediate family of Brian, her son, Terri, her daughter-in-law, she is survived by her two grandchildren, Kirstie and Michael Hourigan. She also leaves to mourn, her sister, Margaret Walker, nephews, nieces and a host of friends.
Alice was a gentle person who loved the Lord and loved life and always took every opportunity to serve her community and church. She lived a long, full life and will always be lovingly remembered by those lives she so sweetly touched.
Visitation will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel, 15 E Sola from 3:00-5:00 pm, Sunday afternoon, and 12 noon at Seventh Day Adventist Church 425 Arroyo Rd, Santa Barbara, on Monday.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Monday afternoon, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Interment to follow atSanta Barbara Cemetery.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

Age 70, passed away due to a heart attack on 10/6/99. A man of many talents, John had a huge network of friends --surfers, fishermen and others who stayed close all of their lives. In early days, John shaped surfboards for Hobie Alter and Reynolds Yater and witnessed the transition from balsa wood boards to foam boards. For a brief time, he made his own boards under the JET label. He dabbled in lobster fishing in both La Jolla and Santa Barbara and loved being on the water in his skiff. Later, he worked as a certified plant operator at the Goleta Sanitary District & at Applied Magnetics, Summerland Water District and the Gas Co.
One of his most cherished memories was a trip he made in 1957 in which he and two friends rowed a 20ft dory down the Baja Peninsula from Laguna Beach to La Paz, exploring along the way.
A serious mechanic, John's love of cars ranged from hotrods to vintage VWs. He could aptly be described as a "shade-tree mechanic par excellence" Compassionate, honest, well-read, knowledgeable, industrious and ever courteous, John personified the true gentleman.
He will be deeply missed in his beloved Laguna Beach, where his family homesteaded in the 1870s, as well as Santa Barbara. Summerland, home for more than 30 years, will be the less with the loss of his bright smile and thoughtful words.
He is survived by his wife Patti, brothers Glen and David, sisters-in-law Betsy and Geri, nephews and nieces Charles, Monica, Adrienne, Anna, Max and five adoring cats.
An informal gathering in John's honor will be held Saturday, Nov13 from 11am to 2pm at Lookout Park in Summerland. All attending are asked to bring their own beverage and dish of food to share.

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