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EDWARDS, Maestelle Diantha
April 4, 1921 - December 9, 1999)
Maestelle left this life as gracefully and peacefully as she had lived it. She passed on at home in the early evening of Dec 9, 1999 with her children and grandchildren at her bedside. Maestelle was born in Chicago, Ill and lived there with her parents and beloved sister until the age of ten when her family moved to Montebello, California in 1931. She later received her BA in Art. She was married on June 7, 1942 to Earl Conway Edwards who attended USC and received his degree in Pharmacy; The family moved to Santa Barbara in 1951 where they owned and operated the Red Cross Drug Co for many years. Maestelle was preceded in death by her first son Conway H Edwards, her only sister Yvonne Conlin and her husband Earl C Edwards. Maestelle in survived by three of her four children; Craig Edwards of Los Gatos, Maelyn Ebert and Crandall Edwards of Santa Barbara and nine grandchildren; Sean Edwards, Erik Edwards, Louisa Edwards, Kendall Ebert (Wyoming), Sabrina Ebert, Meredith Ebert, Hilary Ebert, Lara Edwards and Brian Edwards. Maestelle's passions in life were art and literature. She had shown her art works locally at the Faulkner Gallery, and also in New York and New Mexico. She also taught art at the SBJH and SBHS. She was in avid reader. She enjoyed reading anything from Charles Dickens, the classics, the fantasy of the OZ books to the scientific realm of Gould, Sagan aid Hawkings. Maestelle had been a widow since 1984. From that time up to her death she continued to devote herself to her children and grandchildren with her care and loving support. We will all miss her dearly A memorial service will he held for Maestelle and her late husband Earl Conway on Saturday, January 15 at 12 noon at the home of their daughter, 684 Ashley Road. Throughout Maestelle's life these people Marty Glaister, Lucille Von Wolffersdorff, Shirley Lockner, Vi Maki, Agusta Ebert, Pat & Ray O'Neil, Lou & Al Riha, Evelyn & Al Wilson, extended family and friends added a richness in friendship for which we would like to live our special thanks and blessings.

FUNAI, Lena Patricia
a long time resident of Santa Barbara, passed away on January 6, 2000 at the age of 92. She was born July 4, 1907 in Fort Smith Arkansas to Peter Manuel and Mary Bird Baker and received nurses training at St Edwards Sisters of Mercy Hospital in that city. She married Arnold M Funai in 1927 and they moved to Santa Barbara in Dec 1928 where he worked for 40 years for the Pacific Telephone Company before retiring. They had two sons and while raising her family she was active in the PTA and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. S he also worked as a private nurse for many years and then as a doctor's receptionist and a volunteer for the Tri-Counties Blood Bank. She also belonged for the Royal Neighbors Society. She was preceded in death by her younger son, Donald in 1983 and her husband in 1937. She is survived by her older son Arnold I Funai in Sisters, Oregon and his three children: Robert A Funai of Santa Barbara, Carole Miles of Greshom, Oregon and Amy Moloney of Eureka, CA. Three other surviving grandchildren from her son Donald include Nancy Thompson of Ojai, CA, Kristi Fallon of Maui, Hawaii and Melissa Harris of Ojai. Arrangements have been made with McDermott-Crockett Mortuary for a private, family, graveside service at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Jan 12. The family suggests that any memorial donations be made to the donors favorite charity.

HEEN, Barbara Russell
Barbara Heen was born to Clinton Russell and Emma Robinson Russell on September 15, 1908 in Goleta, CA. She died January 7, 2000 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was 91. Barbara was preceded in death by her six brothers and first husband, Lawrence Layton Owens, Sr , and by her later husband, Clifford Heen. She is survived by an older sister, Dorothy Dickscheidt, of Santa Barbara, CA, and by three children, Mary Louise Owens Powell and husband, W Robert Powell of Davis, CA, Nancy Kathleen Owens Hetland, and husband Gerald Hetland of Montecito, CA, and Lawrence Layton Owens, Jr, and wife Nancy Perry of Morgan Hill, CA; also grandchildren John R Powell of Homer, Alaska, Heidi A. Powell McNulty and husband Timothy, J McNulty of Plano, Texas, and their children Amanda, William, James, and Joseph; also grandchildren James Hetland of Montecito, CA, and Charles Hetland and wife Josefina of Durango, Mexico, and their children Leslie, Caroline and Jerry and Charles' children Loren and Alaina of Sacramento, CA. A lifelong resident of Santa Barbara and nearby areas, Barbara loved drives in the country, especially to La Cumbre Peak for the spectacular views of ocean, islands, city and the inland side of the mountains. She enjoyed drawing and painting. She was an avid gardener, proud of her flowers and homegrown vegetables. A favorite hobby was sewing and quiltmaking. Her great grandchildren and the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission were the happy recipients of her handiwork. Barbara's children and grandchildren we often entertained by stories of her growing up in Casitas Pass, Serena, Goleta and Santa Barbara, particularly of riding a horse named Buster and watching out for mountain lions. She was a devoted mother and nothing was more important to her than her children. As a friendly outgoing person of strong faith, she had many church friends. Barbara was active in the support of a number of missionary families. She will be missed but long remembered. A Memorial Service will be held on January 11, 2000 at 1:30 pm, at the Welch-Ryce-Haider, 15 E Sola St Interment will follow at the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

HOLLAND, Marie B.
passed away in her sleep at her Santa Barbara home on January 6, 2000 after a courageous eight year battle against ovarian cancer. Marie was born on January 30, 1923 in New York City. She attended school in New York and graduated from Columbia University. In 1958 she married Dale Holland (now retired engineer, Delco Systems Operations) in San Francisco California. Shortly thereafter they transferred to Vandenberg AFB, where they lived for six years, and then to Cape Canaveral Florida where she operated a dance studio and taught tap dancing in Cocoa Beach. The family was transferred to Santa Barbara in 1974. Marie worked as a secretary for the Santa Barbara County School District. She was active in several golf leagues, bridge clubs and in local and state political issues. She was a life member of Dance Masters of America and the World Federalist Association for 55 years. She also enjoyed tennis and swimming. Marie will be remembered as a loving wife and dedicated mother and will be sorely missed by all. She is survived by Dale, her husband of 42 years; daughter Terry of Sunnyvale, CA; sons Mark and Kent of Santa Barbara; sister Velma Whitener of New York and cousin Margaret Shaw of Virginia. Private family services were held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel in Goleta on January 10, 2000. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to your favorite charity on her behalf.

MCCLEISTER, Paul Dean
passed away on January 5, 2000. He was born in Fullerton, California, on October 18, 1923, and was raised in Anaheim, Calif. After high school, Paul joined the Army and served through World War II. Based in texas, he met Nina Faye Watson. They married, returned to Anaheim and raised two children, Steven and Deborah. Paul was an employee of the Graybar Electric Co , based in Los Angeles, and in 1957 moved his family to Santa Barbara where he became manager of the Santa Barbara Graybar branch. After retirement Paul travelled and enjoyed meeting people around the world. For the last several years he served as volunteer greeter at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and continued to meet people from many different countries. Paul also loved to cook and was known as the "Cookie Man" to many who enjoyed his treats. Paul will be deeply missed by his daughter, Deborah McCleister, his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Elna McCleister, and his two granddaughters, Sarah and Emily, as well as by many dear friends and neighbors. Paul's family invites all who knew Paul to attend a Memorial Service to be held on Wednesday, January 12th, at noon, at the Free Methodist Church, 1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or the Free Methodist Church in his memory.

MOORE, Horace
died January 6, 2000 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 78 years old. Horace was the beloved husband of Betty Duncan Moore. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Newcomer, of Orlando, Florida, his son, Chuck Moore, of St Louis, Missouri, three grandsons and two great grand-children. He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine. He leaves step-daughters, Martha Duncan, Ann Levin, Courtney Allan, and step-son, Richard Duncan. Horace hated war, and yet because he thought it was the necessary thing to do, he served in Europe in World War II and in the Korean War. Horace retired in 1984 from the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Red Cross as National Director of Youth Services. Of his many talents, music was his first love, and he was a gifted keyboard player. Woodworking was his second love followed by traveling all over the world. We will miss his moral courage, his original sense of humor, and especially his caring love. Donations in his memory may be made to the Red Cross or to a charity of your choice. A Memorial service will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown chapel on January 16 at 2 PM.

BALTRUSCH, Beatrice
In loving memory of Bea, who passed away December 21, 1999 at the age of 87. Born in Fresno, she was raised in Berkeley and attended art school there before moving with her family to Australia and then to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she lived for thirty years. Bea then set sail for Santa Barbara, her home for thirty-five years. She loved her friends and art classes here. Bea was primarily a painter, but she was also willing to redecorate any living room she visited. Eighteen months ago Bea moved hack to Fresno to be near her daughter, completing the large and full circle of her life.

BURTON, Nina Grace
As the dove seeks the heights, so our souls rise home to God to live forever in His care. Nina Grace Burton passed on to a greater life on the afternoon of January 6, 2000, in Sanford Hospital, Palo Alto, Ca. Nina was born Nina Grace Shumaker to Bertha and Wm Shumaker in Rushville, Ohio on July 17, 1920. She is survived by son Randal Stokes of Goleta California, whom she had resided with since 1985, granddaughters Tara and Tiffany of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, son Donald Stevenson and family of Lancaster, Ohio, son Ronald Warthman and family of Howell, Michigan and daughter Pamela Chaiboub and family of Kissimmee, Florida. Services will be held at El Camino Orthodox Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, January 12, 2000, with viewing beginning at 12:30 pm. Nina was a beloved member of this church and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

CASTAGNOLA, Rena Guerra
died peacefully shortly after midnight on Christmas Eve Day. She was born on the family ranch near Lompoc on August 15, 1908. Her parents, James Guerra and Innocenta Ostini Guerra, where from Ticino, Switzerland. Rena was one of eight children and is survived by one sister, Mrs Richard Canfield of Lompoc. In 1930 she married George V Castagnola and from that union two daughters were born: Virginia Castagnola-Hunter and Renee Castagnola, both of Santa Barbara. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In 1929 she graduated from St Francis School of Nursing. Later, as a wife and mother, she was active in the Santa Barbara Womens Club and the Native American Daughters of the Golden West, Reina Del mar Parlor. She participated in other community organizations which include the 1960 Old Spanish Days when her husband was El Presedente of the Fiesta; she attended social gatherings with dear friends and members of the Pescatore Club. She loved her family, was fiercely loyal and protective. She cherished childhood memories of ranch life to the end of her days, and her love for children and animals was one of her most salient traits as was her keen sense of humor. To celebrate her life, a Mass will be said on Saturday, January 15, at 11 AM at the Monastery of Poor Clares, 215 E Los Olivos Street. A Reception will follow at Keeper's Lighthouse Restaurant, 15 E Cabrillo Boulevard. Gifts in her memory may be made to the St Francis Medical Center, The Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse Association or a favorite charity.

FOX, Zelma L.
Zelma Mae Lamb Fox passed away peacefully in Sauta Barbara, California on January 8, 2000. She was 81. Zelma was born to Harry and Ethel Lamb on January 28, 1918 in Monroe, Michigan where she was raised. She attended the University of Michigan. In 1942 Zelma married Harry Fox, Jr, who passed away in 1998. Together they lived in New York and then came to Santa Barbara in 1967. Zelma is survived by her son, Jim Fox and his wife Michele of Santa Barbara and daughter Joyce Donavan and her husband Ray of New York, as well as seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her sister, Helen Bunkley of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Zelma touched the lives of all who knew her with her kindness and generosity, but most of all with her wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed by all of us. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 14, 2000 at 10:00 am at Calvary Cemetery. Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

MONTGOMERY, Joan Hilton
Joan died peacefully Tuesday, December 21, 1999 following a long illness. She was born in New York City to Robert and Lucia Hilton and grew up in Barrington Illinois. Joan attended school at Kemper Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Ogontz in Pennsylvania. Joan married James Rardon Montgomery Jr., (who preceded her in death in 1991) on August 26, 1946 on August 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. Then they moved to Santa Barbara in 1960. Joan is survived by her sister, Barbara Hilton Free; her 5 children, Mary Montgomery Rosenberger, Melissa Montgomery Hayman, James Rardon Montgomery, III, Robert Hilton Montgomery, Thomas Vennum Montgomery; and 7 grandchildren, Hillary and AJ Rosenberger, Christopher Hayman, Leah and Robyn Montgomery and Adam and Stephan Montgomery. Memorial Service 3:00 pm at All Saints By The Sea, Friday, Jan. 21, 2000. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

MOORE, Horace
died January 6, 2000 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 78 years old. Horace was the beloved husband of Betty Duncan Moore. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Newcomer, of Orlando, Florida, his son, Chuck Moore, of St Louis, Missouri, three grandsons and two great grand-children. He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine. He leaves step-daughters, Martha Duncan, Ann Levin, Courtney Allan, and step-son, Richard Duncan. Horace hated war, and yet because he thought it was the necessary thing to do, he served in Europe in World War II and in the Korean War. Horace retired in 1984 from the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Red Cross as National Director of Youth Services. Of his many talents, music was his first love, and he was a gifted keyboard player. Woodworking was his second love followed by traveling all over the world. We will miss his moral courage, his original sense of humor, and especially his caring love. Donations in his memory may be made to the Red Cross or to a charity of your choice. A Memorial service will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown chapel on January 16 at 2 PM.

MORROW, Elsie
slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving heavenly Father Monday afternoon, January 10, 2000. She died from a brain aneurysm she suffered last week. Her family and close friends had kept a loving vigil around her until she went Home. Elsie was born on July 17, 1919 to Mary and Hugh McCulIoch in Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada, and christened Janet Elsie. She attended elementary and high school in Rosetown and earned her baccalaureate degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Sakatchewan at Saskatoon. She taught school for two years in Saskatchewan before attending the Prairie Bible Institute. After graduating in 1949 Elsie was accepted by the Sudan Interior Mission for missionary service in West Africa. In preparation for her ministry she studied French in Paris. She began her work in Dahomey, known now as Benin. In 1955 Elsie married Edward Morrow, a fellow missionary, and became step-mother to his two sons. Together Ed and Elsie served the Lord in education and literature ministries in Benin, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast until they retired in 1970. They settled in Santa Barbara where their son Richard and his family live. She was predeceased by son Charles, husband Ed, and her sister Mary. Elsie never stopped being a missionary and sharing the Good News. Wherever she met someone she would strike up a conversation and before that conversation ended the person would have heard about and experienced the love of God from her. She touched many lives across a broad spectrum of colors and creeds through her service and compassion. Elsie was involved in the life of the church communities at Calvary Baptist Church and the Free Methodist Church, and active in the affairs of Shiffco Housing where she lived. Elsie is survived by her brother Dr Charles McCulloch, his wife Elaine, her nieces and nephew Christine, Geoffrey, Margaret, Dorothy, and their families, her son Richard Morrow, his wife Nan, grandchildren David (Barbara) and great-grandson Robert Morrow, Sabrina Morrow, Christian Morrow, and Gabriel (Angela) Morrow; her adopted family, BJ and Gail Faulkner, whose love and care for her was beyond measure; and a very wide circle of friends. The family is especially grateful to Chaplain Susan Copeland. the nurses of 6 Central at Cottage Hospital, and Elsie's doctors for their compassionate care and support for us and for our loved one over the past few days. In keeping with her desire for a simple end to her life, and symbolic of her belief that she was simply a sojourner in the service of God, Elsie's body has been cremated and scattered over the sea. A memorial service will be held Thursday afternoon, January 13, at 2 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 736 West Islay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Sudan Interior Mission PO Box 7900, Charlotte NC 28241-7900) for the work in Benin, or to Campus Crusade for Christ PO Box 628222, Orlando FL 32862) for the ministry of Timothy and Elizaheth Gyuse, or to a worthy charity of your choosing.

NARETTO, Madeline Theresa
Madeline Theresa Naretto was born March 27, 1917 at St. Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara, California where she died peacefully on January 9, 2000. Madeline was the only child of Giovanni and Cesearina Borgaro. She attended school in Santa Barbara, graduating with the Santa Barbara High School Class of 1935. On September 7th 1935 she married Charles Joseph Naretto. They had three children. Madeline was a long-standing member of the Sons of Italy. After she retired from Santa Barbara School Food Services she became an active member of the St. Francis Hospital Guild. Madeline derived her greatest pleasure from cooking for family and friends. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children, Charles John Naretto and his wife Patricia, Irene Marie and her husband Robert Johantgen, and Daniel Albert Naretto and his wife Susan; by four grandchildren Michael John and Alan Dominic Naretto, Steven David Boyd, and Emily Ann Naretto; and by many family members here as well as in Italy, Chile, and Spain. Her family deeply appreciates the loving care she received while living at Villa Riviera; from the St Francis Hospital Staff, and Dr Chris Geiler. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 12th 2000 at Mt Carmel Church, with a graveside service immediately following at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Francis Hospital Guild or Villa Riviera.

THUREN, Billie Jo
Formerly of Carpinteria, died in Twin Falls, Idaho, on December 30, 1999 at the age of 68. Mrs. Thuren was born in Hawley, TX on March 20, 1931 and moved to Summerland in 1946. She graduated from Carpinteria High School in 1949 and in August, 1949 married John W Thuren who survives. She is also survived by her twin sons, Robert (Liz) Thuren of Twin Falls, Donald (Linda) Thuren of Lompoc, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, her sister Beverly Gilmore of Santa Barbara, her uncle Stewart (Mary) Kelley of Summerland, sisters in law Ruth Bodine and Florence Dunn of Santa Barbara. A private family service was held in Twin Falls.

WAYLAND, Dr. L. C. Newton
passed away with dignity and courage on Thurs. morn, Jan. 5, at Beverly Manor. He was 90 years old, born May 4, 1909, of Levi Clarence and Connie Onita Wayland, in Plainview, Texas. His father was a General Practitioner, and Dr Wayland followed in his footsteps, eventually becoming a Pediatrician. He attend Wayland College, 1925-26, West Texas State Teachers College, 1926-30; and received an AB from Stanford University, 1932 and an MD, 1936 He was a postgraduate at the Univ of Calif. Medical School, and Childrens General Hospital, LA 1936; he interned at the San Francisco City and County Hospitals, then became house officer at San Mateo County Hospital, 1937, then went to Children's Hospital in LA, 1938, where he met his wife Dr Helen Bertha Hart. They married and moved to Santa Barbara, where he became dir. of child health in the S B County Health Dept, 1938-44. He was named Dir of Health in the S B City Schools in 1944, in 1946 Dir of Health at SB City College, and retained those two positions until he retired, 1974. He practiced medicine privately, specializing in pediatrics, 1955-1970. He is remembered with great fondness by many of the children that passed under his care, for he was known for spending as much time as needed with his patients. He was a member of the 1st board Of directors of Get Oil Out! and an emeritus member of the volunteer staff at S B Zoological Gardens. He supported world peace, and was a past Pres. of the S B United Nations chapter. A member of Americans for Democratic Action, he also retained an honorary life membership in the Calif. Congress of Parents and Teachers. He was generous with gifts to many liberal causes (the NAACP, ACLU, NOW, for example), being a firm supporter of the dispossessed, and was a staunch Democrat. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Cabryl and Constance Brown, and one son, Newton Wayland, all of S B, and by five grandchildren: Tony and Janelle Brown, and Sean, Deirdre and William Runnette. He wished no memorial service. Instead of flowers, donations should be sent to the SB Zoological Gardens. His children wish to thank the staff of Beverly Manor, de la Vina. for their fine care of him in the latter days of his life. Also Dr Michael Bordofsky, for his great empathy and compassion, and Zebra and Phil, at Mesa Gardens, who made his penultimate year as bearable as possible. Any cards/letters of condolence/memory should be sent c/o Newton Wayland, 2970 Hidden Valley Lane, S B 93108

WILLOUGHBY, Harlan Melvin
was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Spring Grove, WI. At a young age he traveled with his family to Van Nuys, CA. He attended high school there, then served in the Marine Corps Band as a tuba player for 4 years. After military service, he worked at the Valley Federal Savings and Loan for about 30 years as a building appraiser. He was married to his first wife, Margaret Miller, for 37 years until she died of Parkinson's Disease. He was married to Edith Horn, his second wife for 19 years. Harlan was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling. He was preceded in death by his fist wife, his daughter Karen and his son Harlan Lee. He is survived by his second wife, Margaret Sears (sister), Alice Moser (sister), Wesley Willoughby (brother), Emily Guernsey (sister),, Barbara Sears (sister), and three grandchildren. A private funeral graveside service will be held at Oakwood memorial Park in Chatsworth at 11 am Wednesday, Jan 12th at 11 am, with a 10 am viewing at Crawford Mortuary.

BORNAND, Raymond Martin
passed away on Monday, January 10, 2000 in Ojai, Ca. Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Jeannette and is daughters Michele, Sheree, and Kellie. Ray was born to Irene and Rene Bornand on November 7, 1935 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was the oldest of six surviving siblings, Bob, Oren, Clarence, Brenda and Laura. His sister Rita preceded him in death. He is also survived by numerous family members, friends and pets. After serving as a Marine Corps Sergeant in the Korean War, he returned to Santa Barbara and became an Electrician for Craviotto Electric Service. He then began his own business, Major Electric Co, which he owned and operated for 25 years. When he wasn't meticulously working on one of a million projects on his ranch in Upper Ojai, or helping his many friends, Ray enjoyed hunting in the mountains or fishing on his boat with his best friend Kenny (KT) Thompson. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones and many in his community as he gave much of his heart and good will. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 14, 2000 at 200 PM in the Joseph P Reardon Funeral Home Chapel at 757 East Main Street, Ventura, CA (805) 6438623. As an expression of love and sympathy, please honor Ray with a donation in his name to a charity of your choice. Mr. Bornand has been entrusted to the care of the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home of Ventura.

HOWELL, Dr Jack Olen
Dr Jack Olen Howell died of January 7, 2000 in Santa Barbara. He was 65 years old. He was born Jan 23, 1934 in Delight, Arkansas. The seventh child of eight children of Jesse & Charlotte Howell. After graduating from the Univ of Arkansas he attended Ohio State Univ where he received his Masters & Doctorate in education and graduated in 1965. He career as a educator began at the Univ of Virginia,, where there he was invited by the Secretary of Education of the Dominican Republic to help develop curriculum and education programs for the country in 1968 he joined Ohio Univ's. agriculture and economic development team in South Vietnam where he was honored by the Priminister of South Vietnam for his outstanding educational contributions. In 1972 he took the position of principle at Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School in Michigan. From 1978 to 1985 he served as asst superintendent of secondary education for the City of Santa Barbara. A position he held until his retirement. During both his career and retirement Dr Jack Howell had a profound impact on many lives. He will be sorely missed. Survivors include two sons Steven & Stanton, their wives Melissa & Janice and his grandchildren Tyler, Channen and Sandra as well as sisters, Fern, Shirley and Joy, brother, Bud. Survived also by Wallene Howell. A Memorial Service will be held 11:30 Saturday, January 15, 2000 at Francheschi Park located on Mission Ridge atop the Riviera in Santa Barbara.

MORRIS, Marcella "Jean"
Passed away on January 10, 2000. She was 74 years old. She was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, moved to California in the 1940's, and to Santa Barbara in 1971. She retired from Santa Barbara Research Center in 1993, and was an active member of the 'Business Professional Women' of Santa Barbara. She was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed playing bridge. She is survived by her two sons and their families. The eldest son Robert and his wife Sherree with their children - Nicole, Michelle, Bobby, Jeffrey and Daniel; the younger son William and his wife Wendy with their children - Zachariah, Joseph and Tiana Rae; and last but certainly not least, the only great grandchild, Robert Anthony. Through the years we have all been touched by her warmth and caring, and have been guided by her strength and wisdom. She was one heck of a Mother with an unmatched zest for life. She is dearly missed by all of us and will be eternally. A viewing will be presented at the McDermott-Crockett Mortuary, 1903 State Street from Noon to 6 pm on Thursday, 1-13-2000. A Graveside Service will be given at the Goleta District Cemetery on San Antonio Road on Friday, 1-14-2000 at 2:00 pm.

BURNET, Ronald G.
In loving memory of Ron, who was taken away from us on January 11, 2000 at the age of 74. Born in Hong Kong on May 28, 1925, he was raised in Hong Kong, England and Bermuda. Ron then joined the Royal Air Force and was stationed in South Africa and then Egypt as a navigator. His travels brought him to Detroit, where he met his wife of 48 years Lorraine. Ron and his family moved to Santa Barbara in 1975 where he lived out the rest of his years. Ron was a local business owner of Burnet NC Machining in Goleta until he retired in May 1998. Ron enjoyed traveling the world and would have been flying to South Africa to visit his best friend Peter next Wednesday if he was still with us. Ron is survived by his wife, Lorraine; brother, Ian and his wife, Rita, of England his children, Ian Burnet, Cathy Frame, and Carol Burnet; son-in-law Steve Frame; and 2 grandchildren, Kelly and Danny Frame. Ron will be cremated and his ashes will be buried with his deceased daughter Karen. We will miss his integrity, dry sense of humor, persistence determination and especially we will miss him. Many thanks to his personal doctors, Doctors Frawley, Harbaugh and Rampton. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 2:00 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider at 45O Ward Drive, Goleta.

DEATHERAGE, Helen Elta
Helen Deatherage was born to LC Oberlies and Ella Hall Oberlies on June 14, 1905 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She died January 5, 2000 at Vista Del Monte in Santa Barbara. She was preceded in death by her five sisters and first husband Dr Clarence Iiams Drummond of Medford, Oregon and second husband, Floyd King Deatherage of Port Hueneme , Ca She is survived by her three children, Elizabeth Cody and husband William Cody of Naples, Florida, Susan Grgich and her husband George Grgich of Santa Barbara, Ca, David Malcom Drummond and his wife Anita of Yelm, Wa; as well as a step-son Gary Deatherage and his wife Susan, of Roseville, Ca. She leaves sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Helen will be remembered by all who knew her as an intelligent, witty and sensitive person. Music, weaving, sewing, and creative writing were her main interest. She was a member of PEO in Medford as well as Santa Barbara. All Saints Episcopal Church in Oxnard was her local Parish. Private services are planned. Donations to local Charity or the Central branch of the S B Public Library.

FABELA, Manuel
Memorial Services for Manuel Fabela 76 of Orcutt Ca will be held Tuesday, January 18th, 2000 at 10:00 am at St Rafael's Church in Santa Barbara. Father Alberto Ledesma will be officiating. Manuel Fabela was born September 3,1923 in Mexico City. He moved to Santa Barbara in 1954 and worked at La Sumida Nursery from 1960 to 1984 in which time he retired. He enjoyed watching sports, bonsai, and gardening. He was a strong role model to his son and grandchildren and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 45 years - Eufemia Fabela, son - Gabriel Fabela, daughter in law - Therese Fabela, 4 grandchildren - Monique, Gabriel Jr, Peter, and Francis - all of Orcutt, and one sister - Ester Fabela of Mexico City, and numerous family members residing in Mexico.

GRILL, Lauretta Markus
who died on 01/09/2000, was a resident of Santa Barbara since 1973. She was born in Duluth, MN, and in her infancy her parents moved the family to to Keewatin MN, a village in the Measbi Iron Range. She remained in Keewatin until she attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and was graduated in 1931. Her major was in sociology and her bachelor's thesis received recognition in a write-up in the Chicago Tribune and Milwaukee Journal. She had her professional education at the Smith College School for Social Work where the emphasis was on psychiatric social work. She obtained an MSS degree from Smith, and continued to take additional graduate courses throughout her career - Her extensive work experience included case work, supervision and consulting in a variety of settings: child placement, psychiatric clinic, family agencies, school social work and private practice. She supervised graduate students in their field work, at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute of Technology and New York School of Social Work. She also taught in Graduate Schools of Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle and UCLA In addition she taught workshops for on Emotional Health at the University of Wisconsin Extension, and on retirement to Santa Barbara, taught courses for teachers through UCSB extension. During her retirement Mrs Grill enjoyed doing book reviews and continued her strong identification with Smith College by serving as class secretary and contributing to the Smith College Journal. She was a life member of Hadassah, and was a member of Ort League of Woman Voters, Museum of Art, and the American Assoc of Retired Persons. Mrs. Grill is survived by her five nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

SULLIVAN, Kate
Our dear mom and grandmother Kate, was taken home by the Angels to the Lord on Sunday January 9, 2000. Kate was born June 25, 1910 to Catherine and John Carney in Hartford CT. She graduated from Hartford Catholic High School and worked 10 years for Aetna insurance in Hartfield. Before moving to San Francisco she stopped in Santa Barbara on the Riviera. Kate worked for the post office in San Francisco. She married Dale R Sullivan in 1943, he preceded her in death in 1954 when she moved back to Hartford CT, where she worked for the Dept of Motor Vehicles. She settled in Santa Barbara in 1957 with her two children She called Santa Barbara "Paradise", She loved to walk on the beach and would walk 10 blocks every morning to the old Mission for morning Mass. Kate is preceded in death by her son David Patrick Sullivan, and is survived by her daughter Jessielee Ferries and husband William and four grandsons Sean, Erin, Dale, and Kyle, and two great grandchildren. A Rosary was held on Jan 12, and a Mass on Jan 13, at St Raphael's Church to celebrate her life. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.


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