Vena Caroline Barrick
Services are today for Vena Caroline Barrick, who died Friday in Fairfield. She was 88.
Mrs. Barrick was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She lived in Santa Cruz County, in Ben Lomond, Scotts Valley and then Santa Cruz, from 1979-1997.
Mrs. Barrick’s 58-year marriage was graced by her devotion and care of family and friends, said her son, Roger Barrick.
She had a beautiful voice and a memory that held the lyrics of hundreds of old songs, with which she regaled loved ones, her son said.
She is survived by daughter Carolyn Olvena Wanland of Carmichael; son Roger Pershing Barrick of Folsom; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband, William R. Barrick, died in 1992, and a son, Andrew A. Barrick, died in 2001.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Soquel Cemetery.
July 17, 2002
Antonio Furtado Dutra
Services will be Thursday and Friday for Antonio Furtado Dutra, who died Friday at his Watsonville home. He was 62.
Mr. Dutra was born in Faial, Azores Islands, and lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, for nine years before moving to Watsonville 33 years ago.
He worked for Indelex Co. for 24 years. Mr. Dutra enjoyed gardening with his granddaughter, family activities and attending prayer groups.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judite Dutra of Watsonville; a son, Jerred Dutra of Watsonville; a daughter, Karen Dutra of Watsonville; brothers Manuel and Henrique Dutra, both of Vancouver, Jose Dutra of Santa Clara; and Frank, Alberto and Eduardo Dutra, all of Watsonville; sisters Maria Pais of Vancouver and Maria Balbina of Watsonville; one granddaughter; eight nieces; and six nephews.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. A rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mehl’s.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Valley Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at Valley Cemetery.
Contributions are preferred to a memorial fund for the Make A Wish Foundation at Bay Federal Credit Union, 3333 Clares St., Capitola, CA 95010, account No. 111703.
July 17, 2002
Services will be Thursday for Theresa "Aunt Tessie" Costa, who died Thursday at a local convalescent hospital. She was 93.
Mrs. Costa was born in Tenafly, N.J., and grew up in New York. She had lived in Watsonville since the 1940s.
Mrs. Costa worked as a bookbinder in New York and Watsonville.
She was active with the Fifth Street senior center and loved bingo and bus trips to Tahoe. She was also an active member of St. Patrick’s Church.
Mrs. Costa is survived by nieces Linda Daughenbaugh of Hollister, Barbara Giovannoni of Watsonville and Julie Fanning of Cathedral City; one great-nephew; and three great-nieces.
Her husband, Charles Costa, died in 1982.
Friends may call from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Burial will follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
Contributions are preferred to the American Heart Association, Gift Processing Department, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are by Mehl’s Colonial Chapel.
July 17, 2002
Lloyd W. Rodoni
Services will be Friday for Lloyd W. Rodoni, who died Monday at his Santa Cruz home. He was 77.
Mr. Rodoni was born and raised in Saratoga. He moved to Santa Cruz in the late 1970s after retiring as superintendent of roads for the Santa Clara County Public Works Department, where he had worked for many years.
Mr. Rodoni served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Walke and the USS Monaghan, and was at Tokyo Bay during the signing of the Japanese surrender.
He was an active member of Santa Cruz Elks Lodge No. 824, where he served as inner guard from 1990-1992 and was elected Elk of the Year in 1994. He was also chairman of the guard’s Hoop Shoot for several years.
He maintained a large garden in his back yard and grew exceptionally large and prize tomatoes, squash and strawberries.
He also loved his dogs "Lucky" and "Molly."
He is survived by his wife, Inez V. Rodoni of Santa Cruz; a daughter, Susan Crowder of Grass Valley; a brother, John W. Rodoni of Saratoga; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.
His daughter, Charlene Rodoni, died before him.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge No. 824, 150 Jewell St., Santa Cruz.
After cremation, his ashes will be taken to Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga.
Contributions are preferred to the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewell St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, for youth sports and activities.
Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
July 17, 2002
Eleanor Mary Varbella
Services will be Friday for Eleanor Mary Varbella, who died Saturday.
Ms. Varbella was born in Santa Cruz. She worked for Goodwill Industries earlier in her life. Her hobbies included drawing and reading.
She is survived by cousins Edward Rampone and Richard Rampone, both of Santa Cruz, and Earnest Varbella and Mary Pistoresi, both of Madera.
Her parents, Attilio and Angelina Varbella, and her sister, Mary Molfino, died before her.
Friends may call from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at Santa Cruz Memorial Park Mission Chapel, 1927 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel.
Ms. Varbella will be buried at Holy Cross Cemetery.
July 17, 2002
Eileen V. Beveridge
Services will be Friday for Eileen V. Beveridge, who died Sunday at a local convalescent hospital. She was 79.
Mrs. Beveridge was born in Palmer, Mass., to George and Irene Tracy. She lived in Santa Cruz since 1989.
Mrs. Beveridge was known for her intelligence and athleticism as a young woman. She joined the Navy during World War II and served in Washington, D.C., with the Department of Defense, specializing in code-breaking operations.
After the war, she attended UC Berkeley, where she met her husband of 46 years, Harold Beveridge, who was attending the University of San Francisco. The couple married in 1948 and moved to Fresno in 1951, where they raised nine children.
Mrs. Beveridge enjoyed landscape painting, reading mystery novels and staying abreast of current events.
Her children say she was a strong and resilient mother of abiding faith. She had an excellent sense of fashion and color, family members say.
Mrs. Beveridge is survived by sons Gary Beveridge of Soquel, Mark Beveridge of Madera, Michael Beveridge of Santee and Peter Beveridge of Escondido; daughters Michelle Stetkevich of San Jose, Theresa Beveridge of Davis, Suzanne Bourez of Stockton and Joanne Opperman of Danville; sisters Betty Paden and Nancy Haynes, both of Fresno; a brother, Paul Tracy of Salinas; 16 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her son, Stephen Beveridge, and her daughter, Mary Beveridge, died before her.
Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 435 Monterey Ave., Capitola.
A vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s, and a Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Mrs. Beveridge will be buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Fresno.
Contributions are preferred to the Ministry for the Elderly at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 425 Monterey Ave., Capitola, CA 95010.
July 17, 2002