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Obituaries (2000)


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BEAUDETTE, Kristi Leimamo
"All great accomplishments begin with a dream."
Fair Kristi died 01/13/2000 surrounded by friends and family. Born Kristi Gallon on 09/24, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kristi was raised in Berkeley and Santa Barbara and resided in Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara continuously from 1984. An ardent and talented painter, potter, weaver, landscaper, writer and woman who could do almost anything, Kristi dreamed to, and in large measure did, change the way people viewed their world through her art. She could name and paint any color in God's great world. Preceded in death by her father Art Gallon, she is survived by mother June Gallon, three sons, Ty, Brent, and Blake, four grandchildren, Ty, John, Patricia and Nora, sisters Tracey Vedder and Cheryl Samuel and their children and grandchild, and husband Ken Falstrom and his family, all of whom will miss her radiance, teachings and sensibilties. Donations in her memory may be made to the Tri-Counties Blood Bank or to The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara in lieu of flowers. A remembrance will be held Wednesday, 01/19/2000, at 12:00 Noon near the playground at Shoreline Park. "To capture a moment in time is to live!" KB

BERCH, Jason Z.
Berch died Thursday January 13, 2000 in a traffic accident in Hawthorn, Nevada. Jason was born September 11, 1969 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Jason attended Cabrillo High School and graduated in 1982. Jason was very active in baseball, waterpolo, and youth football. One of his hobbies was cooking and at a very early age was known for his lemon meringue pies. Jason loved to snow ski Lake Tahoe and the Utah Mountains. Jason was the only son of Barry Z Berch and Susan Hanly. In addition he is survived by his sister Lauren Denise Berch, step sisters Lauren Nicole Berch , Tracy Powell, step brothers Patrick Smalling, Brian and Donnie Hanly, step mother Debbie Berch and step father Chip Hanly, his grandmother Pauleen Sudden and grandparents Canton and Dorthey Hatsell and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A private memorial will be held on Wednesday Jan, 19th at 1416 E Walnut Ave in Lompoc. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Leukemia Society in Jason's name.
"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, 0 Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8

CLARK, Leonard Eugene
Age 36 of Solvang, CA, died at his home on January 15, 2000. Mr Clark was born in Lompoc, CA, April 23, 1963. He attended schools in Lompoc, and was a founder of Center Line machining in Buellton, CA. He is survived by: wife, Arlene, sons, Derrick Craig of Solvang, Darrell Craig of Solvang, daughters, Vanessa Craig, Jessica Craig of Solvang, CA, parents, Robert Clark Jr of Lompoc, and Betty Graham of Louisiana, brothers, Les of Santa Ynez, Robert Clark Jr of Lompoc and Carey Clark of South Dakota, nephews, Anthony and Daniel Clark of Santa Ynez. Funeral Service: Tuesday Evening 7:00 PM January 18, 2000 at the Ballard Country Church. Loper Funeral Chapel in Ballard. Officicant to be, Pastor Kirk Balius. Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

HEBEL, Sally Anne
a lifetime resident of Santa Barbara passed away on January 3, 2000. She was 63. Born on September 22, 1936 to the parents of Arthur R and Anna Nygren Hebel. Ms Hebel is survived by her 8 cousins and their families. She attended primary and secondary education in Carpinteria Schools. She also attended Washington State, U of Hawaii, UCSB and SBCC Ms. Hebel worked in personnel Management for several firms including Infra Red Inc and Electro Kinetics Corp. She was a longtime member of Soroptimists International, serving as an officer on several levels. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 11:00 am at the Carpinteria Community Church, 111 Vallecito Road, Carpinteria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Carpinteria Valley Historical Society, the Carpinteria Community Church, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

JONES, Lora Mae
of Carpinteria, passed away January 13, 2000 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was 98 years old. She was born October 13, 1901 in Brock, Texas. She was married in 1921 to Rennice C Jones, who preceded her in death. She is survived by four daughters; Claudia Hickman of Newburg, OR; Vivian Rogers of Santa Barbara, CA; Norma Jones of Fellows, CA; and Evie Jones of Waldport, OR; seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Carpenters Chapel on Tuesday, January 18, at 11:00 AM.

WRIGHT, Rhea Berta
passed away at her Santa Barbara residence on January 15, 2000, surrounded by her family. She was born in Dallas, Texas on April 7, 1922, welcomed by her parents Walter and Helen Leavell, brother Bud and sister Mary. Rhea met he husband Jack B at Love Field, Dallas during WWII. They had 3 daughters, Lynn, Janet and Jeanie. Above all else, Rhea loved her family. Her happiest memories are of the many holidays spent with "her girls" and their families, most recently this Christmas. Her deepest joy was their happiness and success. Rhea pursued variety of interests. During the years her daughters were at home she enjoyed sewing and crafts and taught them many valuable skills. She had a passion for flying and received her private pilots license in 1976. Rhea and Jack enjoyed many adventures flying together. Most recently her passion was machine knitting and she created many beautiful sweaters for her family. This tribute to her would not be complete without mentioning that she loved to shop and go out to eat with her friends. Rhea is remembered with respect and admiration by her family and friends for her tenacious courage in the face of adversity. She always had a smile and "felt fine" no matter what. She will be remembered for her positive attitude. She also taught many people how to not worry, Be careful for nothing, " Phil, 4:6. Her faith sustained her throughout her life. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. She is survived by her 3 daughters, her son-in-law, Jon Long; 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Paul, Carter, Jeff and Michael, 2 great grandsons, Carson and Bodie, her sister Mary and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sally and Bill Lillard. A Graveside Service will be held on January 20 at 11:00 AM at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the local Cancer Association or Hospice of Santa Barbara would be greatly appreciated and benefit many others. Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

ANNOWADA, Barbara Jean
was born July 14, 1923 in Orange, New Jersey, and passed away January 13, 2000 in Santa Barbara at the age of 76. She was a caring wife, wonderful mother and a true friend who always cared for others. She always had a cheerful outlook and love to talk with friends and co-workers in whom she was genuinely interested. Barbara always thought the best of people. She loved to work around the yard with plants and flowers. Barbara volunteered her time as the head of the gift shop at St Frances Hospital and was an active guild member. In recent years Mrs Annowada enjoyed the Hawaiian Club, square dancing, and the Fireball Motorhome Club. She is survived by Victor, her husband of 30 years; two children, Jean Arnold of Nampa, Idaho and Suzanne Garber of Santa Barbara; two sisters, Margaret Chisholm and Pat Getty; nine grandchildren, whom she loving referred to as "old friends"; and four great grand-children. She is preceded in death by her son Scott C. Daubin, Jr who passed away in 1981. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 20, fro 9 am to 3 pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown chapel. Funeral services will be at 3 pm at the chapel. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Frances Hospital Guild, 601 E Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, 93013. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

COMPTON, Dorothea Peterson
Born in Santa Barbara on September 30, 1910, passed away in Westlake Village on January 13, 2000. Dorothea's parents are the late Emil J and Emma Peterson. Her brother is the late Herman C Peterson. She leaves her daughter Susan Newlun, granddaughter Diana and husband Tony, and 3 great grandchildren all of Westlake Village, a grandson Mark and his wife Judy and son of Thousand Oaks. She leaves her nephew Herman C Peterson Jr of Santa Barbara. Burial will be private at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

HERRERA, David S.
55, Father David was called home by his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 15, 2000. Father David was born in Los Angeles, CA on February 14, 1944. Ordained as a Catholic Diocesan Priest on June 17, 1969, Father David worked for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for over thirty years. He began his life's devotion at St Sebastian's in Santa Paula, '67-'69,followed by our Lady of Guadalupe, El Serreno, '69-'72, Saint Martha's, La Puente, '72-'76, Resurrection, Los Angeles, '77-'85, Nativity, Los Angeles, '85-'96, and lastly, St Joseph's; '96-present. Father David attended Archdiocese Seminary of Los Angeles, San Fernando followed by St John's Seminary in CamariIlo. He also completed a two-year scholar program at St John's College, also in Camarillo. Father David was instrumental in starting Spanish-language liturgical service at St Martha's, Nativity, and St Joseph's Catholic Churches. He established devotions to Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout his life and in particular established strong ties for the Youth Groups in each of the parishes that he led. He actively participated in youth group activities at California State University, Los Angeles, where he served as a chaplain in the 1980's and 1990's. He enjoyed hiking and swimming and loved the desert. He would frequently visit his father's home in Yucca Valley. Father David enjoyed traveling to the Holy Land and Rome, and had many friends in Mexico which he frequently visited. Father David is survived by his sisters, Teresita Putman, Buena Park; Mary Jean DeBenedict Novato; Josefina MacTavish, Joshua Tree; and his brother, Edward Herrera, Hacienda Heights. All day viewing will be held on Thursday, January 20, 8:00am-5.00 pm, followed by a Memorial Mass at 5:30 and a Rosary at 7.00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, January 21, at 11:00 am with interment service following at Carpinteria District Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Father David S Herrera Memorial Youth Fund. C/O St Joseph's Church, Carpinteria, CA. Father David will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched with his unconditional love and inspirational leadership.

MANNING, Maria Lillian
fondly known as Lil, passed away at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Thursday, December 23, 1999 due to natural causes. This was just two days before her seventy-third wedding anniversary with Albert Manning. She was ninety-five years old. Lil was born in Hendon, England and was the last surviving member of her three Sibley sisters and four Sibley brothers. Lil married Bert Mannning in 1926. They lived just outside of London where they raised three daughters. In 1966 Lil and Bert moved to the Hawaii to be near their eldest daughter Sheila and her children. They embarked upon a second career when they entered the employ of the Episcopal Church as caretakers of Camp Mokuleia on the North shore of Oahu. They loved their new calling so much they remained at the camp for the next twenty years. In her eighties Lil and Bert moved to Santa Barbara to finally retire and be nearer family. Lil loved to sing and play the piano. She sang in many charity events throughout the years. Lil leaves her family a legacy of memories of singing around the piano while she played all of the oldies. She was an avid gardener and her gardens were always a showplace of color which neighbors remarked upon. Additionally, Lil loved to knit and continued knitting hats for preemie babies up until the time of her death. Her greatest pleasure in life was being with her family. Lil is survived by her husband Bert; her daughters Sheila Hoffee, Judy Winkel; her sons-in-law Jack Hoffee, John Winkel; four granddaughters Michele Bauguess, Lindy Hoffee, Jannele Gonzales and Elizabeth Christen; five great-grandchildren Dawn, Kyle, Mason, Jacob and Livia. Her daughter Mary, who died at the age of sixteen, preceded Lil in death. The family would like extend special thanks to the people who made Lil's last years comfortable and manageable at her home. Our thanks go out to Dr George Messerlian, Vicky, Wendy, Rocio and Lisa. A memorial ceremony will be held for Lil at Christ The King Episcopal Church on Hollister Avenue on Saturday January 22, at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 5777 W Century Blvd Ste 1450, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels

MAINWARING, Dr. Mary Louise
A memorial service will be held from Noon to 3 pm on Saturday, January 22 at the University Club in Santa Barbara for Dr Mary Louise Mainwaring, who died on October 29, 1999 at age 88. Mary Louise Hunter was born in Chicago IL, on April 18, 1911. She was married to Angus Gordon in 1931 and Theodore Mainwaring in 1939, both marriages ending in divorce. During WWII Mary lived in New York City and produced training and other documentary films for the US Navy. She returned to college at age 35 earning a Bachelor's degree with highest honors, and a year later her Master's degree - both from UCLA in Theatre Arts. In 1954 she received a Doctorate in Education from Indiana University with the acceptance of her dissertation "Robert Flaherty's Films and their Critics." Dr. Mainwaring served the bulk of her professional career in the community college system of Chicago, spending the turbulent years of the late 60's and early 70's at the inner-city King-Kennedy Community College as the head of the Audio-Visual Department. She retired to Chatsworth, CA and moved to her beloved Santa Barbara in 1988. While delighting in life in Santa Barbara, Mary was a loyal and steadfast patron of the arts. Cultural organizations that enjoyed her support include The Lobero Theatre, The Santa Barbara Oratorio Choral, The Ensemble Theatre Company, and The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. Mary also enjoyed the stimulation and activities of The Channel City Club, The University Club, and The Republican Women of CA. Mary contributed annually to the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television and enjoyed extensive travel with the West Valley Bruins. Survivors include her sister Virginia Cables of La Habra, CA; brother Thomas of Westport, CT; nieces Jeanne Love of La Habra, CA, and Tracey of Portland OR; and nephews Thomas of Short Hills, NJ, and William of Washington DC; and four grand-nieces. The family suggests remembrances to the Braille Society

ANDERSON, Leonard Arthur
a resident of Goleta passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2000. He was 79. Leonard served in the European Theatre during WWII and was a part of the Normandie invasion. He is survived by his two daughters, Freda Jo Ward of Bellingham, WA and Lyn Dee Rangel of Los Angeles, four grandsons; Kevin Ward, and Bret, Sigi and Dirk Hale. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 1:00 pm at the Church of Christ, 677 No Turnpike Rd. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

COHEN, Nathan
Nathan Cohen, 70, of Indian Wells died January 12, 2000, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was born May 30, 1929, to Solomon and Rose Blint Cohen in Glasgow, Scotland. He married Bernadette K. Burke on Aug. 20, 1966, in Las Vegas. He was owner of Financial Management Consultants Inc. in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette of Indian Wells; a daughter, Bernadette B. Donfeld of Tucson, Ariz; twin granddaughters, Melissa and Kimberly Donfeld, and a sister, Isabella Cooper of Wooverhampton, England. He was preceded in death by their son Wayne Christopher on March 17, 1966, and a daughter, Pamela Victoria North on Nov. 17, 1998. Crypside services were held Jan. 16 at Palm Springs Mausoleum, Courts of Jerusalem, in Cathedral City. Because of his love for animals, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Guide Dogs of the Desert, PO Box 1692, Palm Springs, CA 92263

DAVIS, William Jay
of Santa Barbara died January 17, 2000 in Santa Barbara suddenly. He was born March 20, 1949 in Santa Barbara. He was a life resident of Santa Barbara. Mr. Davis graduated from Santa Barbara High School class of 1967. He worked for both St Francis Hospital and Cottage Hospital in facilities maintenance for over 20 years. He was the great great great grandson of Benjamin "Don Julian" Foxen, one of Santa Barbara's founding fathers. He is the son of the late Richard and Ruth Davis. He is survived by 2 brothers; Charles E. Davis, Vienna, Virginia and Gerald L. Davis, Santa Barbara, 1 sister Carol Bishop, Santa Barbara, nieces; Lara Bishop, Lompoc, Marie Davis, Vienna, VA, nephews: Michael Davis, Phoenix, Ariz, Jay Dustin Howell, Dallas, TX and Richard Davis, Santa Barbara. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 PM at McDermott-Crockett Chapel. Mass will be held Saturday, 10 Am at the Old Mission Church. Burial Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to St Francis Hospital in his memory. McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

HARTUNIAN, Doris Jane "DJ"
a Santa Barbara resident for the past 36 years, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2000. Born on August 15, 1921 to Oscar and Sabina Boesser, she was 78. Mrs Hartunian had worked as a registered nurse for many years. She is survived by her husband Ben Hartunian of Santa Barbara, her daughter Sabina McCarroll of Oxnard and step-daughter Donna Hartunian McCoy of Portland, OR. Also surviving are her brother Robert Boesser of San Jose, her brother-in-law Herb Hartunian of Long Beach, and her sister-in-law Helen Boesser, her granddaughter Mellissa McCarroll of Goleta, and niece Kathy and nephew Richard. A Funeral mass is planned for 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 22, 2000 at Holy Cross Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

KIEWIT, John S.
1948-2000. John Kiewit, long-time resident of Malibu, and of late, the Hollister Ranch near Gaviota, died Wednesday, January 12. John moved with his parents to the Malibu Colony in 1955, where Ralph and Oralee Kiewit live today. He attended Santa Monica and later Palisades High Schools, then continued at Santa Monica City College and San Francisco State, studying photography and graduating in Anthropology. There were four passions that wove like strong cords through his life: surfing, photography, books, and his late wife, Linda Linnick Kiewit. John's ballet grace on his surfboard was legend from Malibu to the Ranch, and his photographs of surfing were published in all major or (and most minor) surfing periodicals and journals. John's eye was also attracted inland, and on numerous journeys in his VW bug, sometimes with Linda, sometimes alone, he captured on film the West's natural and abandoned landscapes. "At road's end, the decay of man's dreams and the simple elegance of the natural scene have been (my) premiere attractions." he wrote in his own book, Gone To Sanctuary, a collection of his photographs published in large format in 1997. The greatest passion of his life, however, was Linda, who died of cancer one year ago. They were childhood sweethearts, and their love was life-long. John was the first boy Linda kissed, when she was eight, Linda was the first girl John kissed and he was eleven. when he was eleven. Before she passed-away, she asked John to scatter her ashes in the Yosemite backcountry, a landscape they both loved, but John never recovered the strength to do that. Like Linda, John asked that his ashes, too, be scattered with hers in the Sierra high-country. When the winter snows melt, a group of friends will do that, certain the ashes will nurture two strong trees. Services will be held at the Vedanta Temple, 925 Ladera Rd, Montecito, CA, at 11:00 am, Tuesday January 25. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, P0 Box 91830, Santa Barbara CA 93190.

KRAVETZ, Gertrude
90, passed away on January 17, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; son, Gary Kravetz and wife Mary Lou; granddaughter Elizabeth and her husband Matthew Fineberg; granddaughter Laura and her husband Shayne Mihalka; and great granddaughter Erin Mihalka. She is also survived by her twin sister Rose Reznick. sister Blanche Taxer, and brothers Jack Reznick and Cy Reznick . Gertrude was born in Sioux City, Iowa a twin in a family of nine children. After marriage, she and her husband lived in Minneapolis and later moved to the Los Angeles area where she lived almost 40 years. She worked for the federal government as a medical records specialist. She enjoyed her grandchildren and loved the California sunshine. She will be buried at Hillside Memorial Park. No services. Contributions can be made to Jewish Family Service, Santa Barbara.

FLYNN, Catherine Armena
US Army Major Retired died January 12, 2000 after a brief illness. She was born in Burke, New York on February 28, 1912 to John B and Anna Dolan Flynn. After attending school in Malone she entered Providence School of Nursing in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She worked in the Boston area before joining the Army during World War 11. Major Flynn served in New Caledonia for three years at the onset of the war. She had several tours of duty all over the world throughout her career and retired in Santa Barbara, California in February 1967. Her sister Anne Flynn Shea of Santa Barbara, California is her sole surviving sibling. She is survived by two nephews Clarke Shea and James Dolan Shea, niece Mary Shea Heron all of Santa Barbara and Geraldine Shea Haycock of Honolulu. Other surviving nieces reside In New York state. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Sisters of Charity. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities in memory of Ms. Flynn. Burial will be at a later date at the family plot in Trout River, New York.

Makowski, Mildred Elizabeth (Betty)
devoted wife and mother, passed away January 20, 2000, at her home in Santa Barbara, surrounded by her family. Betty was born in Buffalo, NY, on August 10,1925. She came to Pasadena, California in 1947, moved to Santa Barbara in 1959, and began her favorite pastime of singing. Friends, family and community members enjoyed listening to Betty sing as she performed with the choirs at St Raphael's, St Anthony's, Santa Barbara Treble Clef, and Santa Barbara City College Adult Education. Betty also loved to do solo work in conjunction with the chorus. Her love of music and her beautiful voice were truly a delight to those around her. Betty's association with St Anthony's Seminary revolved around her love of God, the community members at St Anthony's Church, and her commitment to her secretarial job at the Church. She is survived by her husband and lifetime partner of 52 wonderful years, Tedd Makowski, and 4 children: Tom Makowski, of Solvang; Sheri Morse, of Colorado Springs; Leon Makowski, of Lake Tahoe; and Lisa Longbons, of Colorado Springs. Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Louise Stockwell and her husband, Ralph, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anthony's Seminary on Saturday January 22, 2000 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Betty Makowski Scholarship Fund, Santa Barbara City College, PO Box 1403, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1403, or Hospice of Santa Barbara.

MATHIESEN, Dorothy E.
Passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2000 from complications of Alzheimers. As she had lived, she was in the presence of her very caring family. She is survived by three daughters; Karen Mayes, Janice Olsen, Susan West, a brother Arthur Widling and sister Patricia York. Also three grandchildren, Elisabeth, Corrie and Clayton. And sisters-in-law Marie Evans, and Florence Mathiesen. She was married for 52 years to Jens H Mathiesen who preceded her in death in July, 1998. Dorothy was a homemaker, she and Jens had spent most of their life and raised their family in Santa Barbara County. She did however assist Jens in his painting business and for a few years could he seen behind the counter at Johnny's Market on State Street which they owned in the 70's. She loved being home with family, sewing, camping and could play a mean game of poker. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Friendship Adult Day Care Center, 33 Eucalyptus Lane, SB, Or Easy-Lift Transportation at 423 W Victoria, SB. Memorial Service will be planned for a later date, please call family for details

SWANSON, Frances Prince
our very special mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away January 11, 2000. With her family and friends around her, Fran celebrated her 90th birthday on September 18, 1999. After receiving her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago, Fran came to Santa Barbara to establish the Children's Home Society office. In 1957 she married Cy Peterson. After his death, she joined the Santa Barbara County Welfare Department as Supervisor of the Adult Division. One of her major accomplishments was to implement the Medi-Cal program for Santa Barbara County. Retiring in 1972, she married Alfred Swanson. Fran is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Carl Troyano; her grandchildren, Francie Goodfield, Arlene Wilske and Bruce Goodfield; and her great-granddaughters, Keelen and Reilly Goodfield Though the ones we love may leave this life, as we know it, the precious love we knew will always carry on.


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