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Obituaries (2000)


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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

Ortiz, Beulah M.
Beulah left her family and friends on January 19, 2000 after fighting a five-year battle with cancer. Born on September 20, 1935 in Phoenix Arizona, was raised in Washington State, and as a child and young adult lived in various states while traveling with her parents during her father's Military Career. After graduating from Business College, she began her thirty- year career as an Executive Secretary, working for MacDonald Real Estate Development and Management Corporation of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles for the majority of her career. As an avid traveler, she had the good fortune to travel to various countries around the world, and wished she had more time to travel to other destinations. Beulah was more thin a dedicated mother, but was also a confidant and comforter to family and friends, always with an open ear and heart. Beulah leaves behind her mother Margaret Hoge, brother Wayne Hoge, son Lauro Ortiz, son Kenneth Ortiz & wife, grandson Kenneth Paul Ortiz and will also be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched with her unconditional love and inspirational leadership. We'll miss you dearly Beulah.

BRIGHT, Wilfred (Bill)
passed away peacefully on December 16, 1999 at the age of 95. He was born in Griswold, Connecticut to Samuel & Sarah Bright. He received his education in Bridgeport, Connecticut and from there went to Detroit, Michigan to work for General Motors, Willy's Overland and finally Ford of Europe, as an Executive Body Engineer. He is survived by wife Bonnie and two daughters Joan Terry Stone of Houston, Texas and Susan L Bright of Santa Barbara also two grandchildren Kevin and Derek Stone. Family wishes donations made to the Visiting Nurses, Hospice, Montecito and Carpinteria Fire Department. Memorial Service at 2 PM Jan 26, 2000 at Unity Church, 227 E Arrellaga.

CARASSO, Leo
age 85, passed away at his residence in Santa Barbara Thursday evening, January 20, 2000. He is survived by his wife Sarie and two sons, Irwin and Howard. Services will be held at Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel, Monday, January 24th at 2:00 PM. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.

WARD, Millita
Memorial Services for Mrs. Millita E Ward will be held on Monday, January 24, 2000, at 2:00 PM, at the Clubhouse in Knollwood Village, 4012 S Bradley Road, Santa Maria. Mrs Ward passed away in Santa Maria on January 19, 2000, at the age of 85. She was born in Shiner, Texas to Fredrick and Karolena Ehlers of August 22, 1914. Mrs. Ward moved to Santa Barbara in 1963. In 1965, she and her husband opened Campus Jewelers and ran it until their retirement in 1988. Upon retiring, they moved to Santa Maria and remained residents ever since. She was a woman who loved many different activities including bowling, golf, traveling, cooking and knitting; just to name a few. She leaves behind a legacy of love and admiration with her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Emil Ehlers; and sisters, Anita Belham and Elvera Jacobsen. She leaves behind her loving husband of 57 years, Clarence Ward of Santa Maria; sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Terry Ward of Tallahassee, Florida and Mary Anne Ward of Virginia Beach, Virginia; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Reg Beck of Santa Maria and Kathleen and William Caudle of Crestline; sister, Freddie Mae Wickman of Concord; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. At the family's request, memorial contributions may be made to the Santa maria Valley Humane Society, 751 S Black Road, Santa Maria, CA 93458. Arrangements are under the direction of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home.

SCANLON, John J.
passed away peacefully on January 16th. He was born in New York City June 6, 1916 to John and Rose Scanlon of Ireland. He attended Colombia University before joining the NYC Fire Rescue Department. In 1941 when WWII was declared he took a leave from his job to enlist in the Army Air Corp. 1933 rd Engineer Aviation Co. He served proudly until 1946 when he was discharged, as a Staff Sgt. He was wounded on one of his missions. He then returned to the NYC Fire Rescue Department. He was honored many times for his many life saving rescues. He was pictured on the front page several times as fireman of the month and year. He retired as Captain in 1958 and moved with his family from New Rochelle and Larchmont to Canoga Park, CA. Where he worked for Oxford Boys Wear. He subsequently moved to San Luis Obispo and worked for the Foresters Fraternal Order until 1978 when he retired and moved to Santa Barbara. He is survived by is wife Helen of 19 years, his two sons, Richard and John, three grandsons Brian, Kevin and Sean, and a daughter-in-law Elizabeth, all of Santa Barbara. A brother and sister-in-law William and Marie Scanlon of Cape Cod, Mass. Sister Irene Coyle of Nanuet, NY. Several Nieces and nephews. He is preceded by his first wife Helen and youngest son Douglas. John was a member of Elks Lodge #613 American Legion Post # Retired Fire Fighters and supported all the Veterans Associations. He did a lot of Volunteer work for "The Phoenix House" and the (former) Pinecrest Hospital as an alcohol and drug Counselor, for whom he made TV info Commercials. Before he became too ill to drive his motor home. He loved taking crosscountry trips with his wife, (Helen) and his little dog Bambi. John Loved and lived life to his fullest: Speed boat racing, auto racing, woodworking, and carpentry and building anything. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday January 25th at 2:00 PM at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel followed by burial. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Santa Barbara Humane Society. Because of you many lives have been saved and changed for this we will always be grateful and love you. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

HUNTER, Robert Gene
Born in Compton, Ca, March 16, 1930, age 69, of Orcutt, Ca passed away at his residence in Orcutt, January 22, 2000. Mr. Hunter worked for the General Telephone Co. as a supervisor for 40 years and was a 67 year resident of the Santa Maria area. Mr. Hunter graduated from Santa Barbara High School. He is survived by his wife, Maryanne Hunter of Orcutt, sons; William G Henebry and wife Kathryn of Santa Barbara, C Mitchell Hunter and wife Suzanne of of Nipomo, daughter; Leigh Ann Hunter of Santa Maria, step-sons; Robert D. Brunk and wife Joan of Davis, Ca, David M. Brunk and wife Sheryl of Santa Maria, step-daughter; Edith Ann Brunk of Sacramento, Ca, step-grandchildren Alyshia D. Brunk and Krystina A. Brunk of Santa Maria. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 3:00 pm at the Dudley Hoffman Mortuary, 1003 E Stowell Road, Santa Maria. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 220 S Palisade Drive #103, Santa Maria, CA 93554.

LINLEY, Margaret Richards
widow of Southern California businessman James S Linley, died Wednesday, January 19, 2000, in Montecito, California. Born September 13, 1911, in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of architect William Richards and the granddaughter of pioneer Los Angeles banker John Elliot. A graduate of Marlborough School, Margaret Linley -- know affectionately to family and friends as "Dingle" -- also was schooled in Europe. She was the author of two published autobiographical works, one of which - "Borderline Lady" - covered the World War II years during which she ran a cattle ranch in the rugged backcountry of Arizona along the Mexican border. She and her husband lived at various times in Pasadena, South Laguna and Montecito. She leaves her daughter Eliza Mackay Linley; her son-in-law, David Richardson; a niece, Gretl Mulder; and a nephew, Eric Malnic. Those wishing to remember Mrs Linley may do so by sending a contribution in her name to: Planned Parenthood, 518 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.

MCCOMISH, Paul Wickersham
died Jan 12, 2000 at the Casa Dorinda medical care facility after a short illness. He was 86. Mr. McComish was born in Colusa, California, August 15, 1913 an attended local schools. He later attended Stanford University and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley receiving a law degree In 1940. In 1941 he was drafted into the US Army and was stationed in the Pacific on the island of Sipan. He served with the 2Oth Air force B-29 group. In 1945 he was discharged with the rank of Lt Colonel. After the war, he formed a law office with Charles M. Stark. The firm was located in the Mills Tower Building and specialized in general business, corporate and probate law. In 1965 Mr. McComish merged his practice into O'Donnell, Waiss and McComish and relocated to the Hartford Building In San Francisco. In 1972 Mr. McComish and his wife of 52 years Hortense moved to the upper Napa Valley and he started a law practice in St Helena where he represented many of the major wineries in the Napa Valley until his retirement in 1969. Upon retirement, the McComishes moved to Casa Dorinda in Montecito, CA. Mr. McComish was a member and past father of the Family Club of San Francisco. He was active in many civic and charitable organizations in both San Francisco and Napa Valley. While living in Montecito, Mr. McComish became active in the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara and was the president of the board. He also donated his time as a teaching assistant to local schools and became active in arbitration hearings. Mr. McComish was an avid fly fisherman, cook and domino player. He and his wife loved to travel together and spent many weeks in England and on extended fishing trips through the northwest in their later years. Mr. McComish is survived by a brother, John D McComish of Lake San Marcos, CA three children, John Hiram of Tiburon, CA Melanie Lynn of King City, CA, and Michael Eames of Bristol, TN. He is also survived by seven grand children and five great grandchildren. Mother and father of Paul were Charles D. and Dorothy McComish. Charles was an attorney and editor of local paper and Dorothy taught at the High School. A celebration of his life will be held at a time and place to be announced. The family requests that any contributions in his memory be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara at 632 Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.

WILDER, Alice Janet
a resident of Santa Barbara since 1950, passed away January 20, 2000 at Casa Dorinda in Montecito. She was 94. Mrs. Wilder was born on July 29, 1905 in Sowerby, Yorkshire, England to Robert Rutter Wright and Mary Barr Rose Wright. Prior to WWI the family moved to Moosejaw, Sask, Canada, where Alice married T Russell Wilder in 1929. Her parents returned to England in 1930, however, Alice and Russell remained in Canada until they moved to Santa Barbara. Mrs. Wilder worked for Schauer Printing and Birnam Wood after Mr Wilder's death in 1953. She was preceded in death by her brothers: James and Patrick and sister Margaret Mrs Wilder is survived bv her nephews: Russell Betts of Chicago, Illinois; Christopher Betts of Melbourne, Australia and James Wright of Vancouver, Canada. Per Mrs. Wilder's request, no services are planned, memorial remembrances may be made to the Santa Barbara Parkinson Association, PO Box 6254, Santa Barbara. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.

COGAN, William "Billy" Ray
Age 44 passed away Monday January 24, 2000 at his home in Carpinteria. Billy Was born Jan. 28 1955 in Santa Barbara, where he lived until moving to Carpinteria in 1989. He will be remembered for his gentle demeanor, his great sense of humor, his love of baking, cooking, and growing vegetables in his yard. Billy had also recently gotten into his local Chumash roots by often walking on the local beaches and bluffs observing many artifacts and researching their uses, which were many. He was preceded in death by his mother Maryann. He is survived by his daughter Larissa, son Kevin, fiance Lisa Manning, and her two children Breanne and Cody also his former wife Lisa Harding Cogan. Father Jim Cogan and his wife Marcia, Brothers James, Allen, Michael, Brian and sister Jeannie and their Spouses. "Billy move forward into the next life, we will be seeing you there. We all love you and will miss you forever." In keeping with his roots, arrangements were made with the local Chumash community. A memorial in his honor will be held at Summerland Beach Park on Thursday Jan 27 at 10:00 am.

DAVIS, Joann
passed away January 8, 2000 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old. She was born June 5, 1906 in Cambridge, Maryland to Reverend Ferdinand Zissler and Adela Von Kothen Zissler. After graduating high school and attending Junior College in Waukon, Iowa, Joann taught in a one-room schoolhouse near there. She later studied nurses training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Joann was married on June 5, 1930 in Monroe, South Dakota to her husband of 62 years, Glenn T Davis. Her father officiated at the ceremony. They lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Burbank, California before moving to Santa Barbara in 1983. Her greatest joys came from being a loving wife, mother and grandmother and from her faith. She is survived by her son, Glenn J. Davis and daughter-in-law Ann; grandsons Brent Davis and Bryan Davis and his wife Cindy; great granddaughters Danielle and Michelle Felts; a brother Alfred Zissler and sister-in-law Alice and her sister Martha Jamieson. At her request, no formal services are planned.

ERIKSON, Richard Downing "Rip"
Richard was born on April 5, 1929 in Seattle, WA, son of Herman and Esther Erikson and passed away on January 12, 2000. He was raised in Santa Barbra, moved to Los Angeles in 1954, then to Lake Isabella, CA in 1986 where he lived the rest of his life. Rip was a noted and popular race driver and builder of racecars - known in the racing circle as a "genius". Rip was the only one in the 50's and 60's who designed, built and race those cars to many championships. Many well known builders and drivers of today utilize Rips' inventions and original concepts. He is preceded in death by his mother Esther, father Herman, sisters Louise and Nancy and son Alan. Surviving immediate family includes daughter Beth, son Steve, five grandchildren, Alan, Stephanie, Crystal, Travis, Ashley, one great grandson Kalao, three nieces Donna, Shirley, Valerie and one nephew Warren. His presence and great sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family, friends and admirers. He touched many lives and will always be admired and remain in their hearts. Your last checked flag has been dropped, we will all miss you. Burial at Glen haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, next to son Alan. No services, memorial remembrances will be at California Racing Reunion, April 1, 2000. Donations: to SB Kidney Dialysis Center.

PADILLA, "Lalo" Paul
joined his mother Engriqueta, father Salvador, brother Joe, sisters Connie Espinosa and baby sister Theresa and son Paul, Jr, in paradise on January 8, 2000 in San Francisco, 6 days before his 79th birthday. Lalo grew up in Santa Barbara with many friends. He was a member of the "Los Amigos Club" organized by his brother Domingo. Paul participated in football, basketball and baseball. Teammates were such greats as Willie Peters, Peter Zucco and Johnny Adams. Paul moved to San Francisco in the early 40's, joined the Merchant Marines and spent most of the war at sea in harms way. Paul would remember the time he ran into Lloyd Rossi in Honolulu, an old buddy from Santa Barbara, they had a wonderful time and he always enjoyed talking about it. Lalo married Gloria Lemp, also from Santa Barbara in 1942 and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1992. Paul is survived by his wife Gloria, daughter Anita, son David and wife Nancy, 8 grand-children and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 4 brothers, Domingo of Union City, Angelo of Houston, Trino and Sal of Santa Barbara, 4 sisters, Jenny Sanchez of Carpinteria, Elinor McCormick, Obedia Chierci and Betty Henry, all of Santa Barbara, and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Our brother Paul was a kind and loving person. To Paul, a stranger was a friend he had yet to meet. We will all miss you brother, Vaya con Dios, Hasta la Vista. There will be a private family mass at a later date.

SANCHEZ, Mercedes
74, of Santa Barbara passed away on January 23, 2000 after a brief illness. Mercedes was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 17, 1925. She attended Chicago elementary schools. Her residences included Guadalajara, Mexico, 1938-1949; Santa Barbara, 1949-1997 and 2000; Maui, Hawaii, 1997-1999. Mercedes worked over thirty years for St. Paul's Cleaners in Santa Barbara. Mercedes is survived by daughters Martha Lopez, Patsy Alcantar and Chris Madden; sons Rudy and Ed Sanchez; brothers Juan and Francisco Gonzalez; sisters Esther Gonzalez, Guadalupe Tejeda, Celia Macias, Anita Lomeli and Andrea Cuevas. Her grandchildren include Maxine Andrade; Louis and Alisa Lopez; Mario, Michael and Marissa Alcantar; Tony Sanchez and Toby Sanchez; and Christopher Garcia; one great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Lopez; and 14 nieces and 18 nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodolfo Sanchez, in 1970; daughter daughter Carmelita in 1948; and daughter Beatrize Garcia in 1989. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 26, l0:00 am to 4:00 pm at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 pm also Wednesday a San Roque Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, January 27, at I0:00 am at San Roque Church followed by the graveside service at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Mercedes' name to the American Diabetes Association. McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

SANSUM II, William David "Bud"
of Santa Maria, CA, age 63, born March 28, 1936, died January 20, 2000 in a local hospital of natural causes. Bud was born, raised, and educated in Santa Barbara. Following high school Bud was employed for 5 years with Petersen Swine Ranch which raised feeder pigs for wholesale. Bud loved and had a great talent for nurturing livestock. He served 3 years in the US Air Force enlisting in 1957. After returning from the military Bud was employed in the refrigeration and construction industry in the Santa Barbara area. Bud also owned a battery business which supplied batteries to offshore oil rigs and other marine operations. Bud retired in 1997 from the US Postal Service after 20 years of service. Bud's hobby was raising and racing homing pigeons. Bud was the 2nd grandson of Dr. William David Sansum, founder of the Sansum Clinic. He is survived by his father, Donald R. Sansum of Sun City West, AZ, two brothers, Armand B Sansum, of Mineral, CA, Stephen D Sansum of Sedona. AZ, 2 nieces and 1 nephew and several grand nieces and nephews, his former wife Pauline Sansum of Santa Barbara. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Marie Sansum who died November 21, 1980. At his request there will be no formal service. Cremation was requested with private inurnment to be at a later date. Friends may make memorial contributions to the Sansum Medical Research Institute, 2219 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Arrangements are under the care of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary.

SMITH, Martha Virginia
died peacefully January 11, 2000, in Bend, OR. She was a resident of Santa Barbara for twenty-three years. Born July 29, 1917 in Yonkers, NY to John E Knox and Sarah Lenhart Knox, she grew up in Valley Cottage, NY where she graduated from St Faiths School. Martha, also fondly known as Mopsy, met her husband Kenneth Park Smith, in 1933, married in 1938 and celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1988. She was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church and volunteered her services, life-long, to the altar guild. Her husband's career with General Motor's took her to Egypt, Cuba, and Washington, DC. They retired to Santa Barbara, CA, in 1976. She was active in the Santa Barbara Newcomers, an enthusiastic supporter of Santa Barbara Junior Tennis, and a faithful member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Park. She is survived by a son, James L Smith of Bellevue, ID, daughters, Martha V Mohill, Bend, OR, and Sarah Smith McKnight, Honolulu, HI, four grandchildren, and a brother John E Knox. A memorial service will be held on January 29, 2000 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Rectory. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to Hospice of Bend-La Pine, 1303 NW Galveston, Bend, OR 97701, Trinity Episcopal Church, or the local Planned Parenthood.

BAILEY, Etta Evelyn (White)
At age 80 passed away on January 21, 2000. Etta was born 9/20/1919 in Chester, Maine. Growing up she was the oldest of 9 children born to Claude Ernest White and Minnie Ethel (Beathem). Surviving brother's and sister's are: Ernest White of Bangor, ME, (deceased), Donald White of Phoenix, AZ (deceased), Charles White Fairfield, ME (deceased) Richard White of Lincoln, ME (deceased), Jeanette (White) Fall of Lincoln, ME, Alberta (White) Plourde of Lincoln, MI, Robert White of Lincoln, ME, Lawrence White of Lincoln, ME. She married Garold E. Crampe (deceased). They had 2 children Ernest Crampe (deceased) Sterling Crampe (deceased). Etta then married Hadley Clifford Bailey for 51 years at the time of Hadley's death. Survivors are 6 children: Sandra (Bailey) Boggs of Tulsa, OK, Douglas Bailey of Lima, MT, Pamela (Bailey) Healy of Redondo Beach, CA, Wesley Bailey of Priest River, ID, Gary Bailey of Arroyo Grande, CA, adopted son Kenneth (Mister) Bailey of Goleta, CA. Etta Had 20 grandchildren & 23 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great Grandchild. Etta grew up in Maine. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1955. Then came to Goleta, CA in 1959 were she has been a resident every since. Etta not only raised 7 children but took care of many grandchildren & great-grandchildren . She also was a volunteer at La Patera School in the 1960's. She was very fond & had a great compassion for children. She had been a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was also a great assistant for Bailey's Daycare (Paulette Bailey) For the last 7 years and the parents and children loved her and will miss her. For the past 7 years her son Kenneth, daughter-in-law Paulette & there 3 children Justin Bailey, Kristina Bailey, Kyle Bailey lived with her. We will miss her smiling face as we wake each morning with out her. Gram we love you. There will be no memorial services at Etta's request.

GREER, Jason Alexander
born on June 17, 1969 passed away on January 25, 2000, after a year long battle with cancer. Jason was a 12 year resident of Ventura County coming from Santa Barbara. Jason was working towards his Spanish teaching credentials and minor in theatre arts. His outside interests were bowling, sports, and Shakespeare. He is survived by his mother Connie, father Roy, stepmother Audrey, and his brother Travis. Jason's family and friends will miss his unique sense of style, his humor, and his sweet personality. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to either The City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California or The American Cancer Society. A Memorial will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Friday, January 28 at 9:00 am in Montecito.

REESE, Jimmie R. "Jim"
of Santa Maria, age 54, born in Texarkana, Arkansas, August 1, 1945 passed away at a local hospital in Goleta, Ca., January 24, 2000. Mr. Reese was a 47 year resident of Santa Maria and worked for Channel Industries as a supervisor. He was also a past member of the Santa Barbara Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife Paula A. Reese of Orcutt, daughters, Laurie L Reese of Lompoc, Jessica A Reese of Orcutt, Lisa M Reese or Orcutt, brother Ronnie L Reese of Santa Barbara, grandchildren Eric R Mental of Lompoc and Amy Lynn Schwind of Lompoc. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 3:00 PM at the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, 1003 Stowell Road, Santa Maria.

TUCKER, Diane R. (Spencer)
56 of Marlborough, died Wednesday, January 13, 2000 at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston after a long illness. She was the wife of Kenneth T Tucker, to whom she was married for 12 years. She was born in Ventura California, the daughter of Lucius M and Pauline (Middleswarth) Spencer of Ventura CA, and lived in Santa Barbara California, before moving to Marlborough 10 years ago. She was employed as a secretary for the Raytheon Corp for many years. Besides her husband she is survived by a son; Aaron Webb of Fort Collins CO, 1 brother; Alan C Spencer of El Paso TX, 1 sister; Debbie Bridge of Ventura CA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday January 29 at 11:00 am in the McDermott-Crockett Mortuary, 1903 State St, Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St Framingham 01701 or the World Wildlife Society, 1250 24th St Washington DC 20037. At the family's request there will be no visiting hours.

VOKOUN, Adele Mary
passed away on January 25, 2000 after a long battle with cancer. Loving mother of Mariann Cooley and her husband Steven Cooley of Santa Barbara, devoted grandmother of Megan and Joe Cooley, wife of Joseph Vokoun who preceded her in death, devoted sister of Theodore Davie and his wife Adele of La Jolla, Peter Y Davie of Hayward, the late Patrick Davie, John Scudder and his wife Nancie of Berkeley, Charles Scudder of Walnut Creek, Reggie Scudder and his wife Elissa of Roseville, and Maribeth Redman and husband George of Pioneer. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Born and raised in Piedmont, CA, Adele married Joseph Vokoun, childhood friend in 1942. Upon retirement they moved to Santa Barbara to be closer to their daughter and family. A resident of Encina Royale in Goleta for 13 years, she met many friends and influenced their lives with her upbeat attitude, fun-loving spirit and willingness to help out whenever needed. Adele touched many lives during her 79 years with us. She has given us the ability to except challenge with a positive attitude and to enjoy life to its fullest. She will be greatly missed.


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