Kristina Nickole Holt
Services will be Saturday for Kristina Nickole Holt, who died Friday at Dominican Hospital after a long illness. She was 19.
A Santa Cruz native, she graduated from high school last year.
She loved hiking, reading, writing, poetry and socializing.
She is survived by her mother, Ramona Holt of Santa Cruz; her father, Dan Holt of Santa Cruz; sister Vanessa Holt; brother Andre Holt; grandfather Charles Boos of Scotts Valley; grandmother Daysie Holt of San Jose; a great-grandmother; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Live Oak Methodist Church, 2091 17th Ave.
She will be buried at the Santa Cruz Memorial Cemetery at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
There will be a gathering in her memory Saturday at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, weather permitting.
April 3, 2003
Inez M. Norman
Services will be Saturday for former Santa Cruz resident Inez M. Norman, who died March 19 at her home in Oregon. She was 98.
Norman was a native of Monitor, Ore. She was raised in Canby, Ore., and attended Mount Angel Normal School in Silverton, Ore.
She married William Jennings Norman in 1926. She lived in Molalla, Colton and on the Oregon Coast before moving to Santa Cruz in 1971. She moved to Rogue Valley, Ore., in 1990 where she was a member of the Clay Street Community Church of God.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Inez Orndoff of Talent, Ore; a sister, Valda Miller of Hermiston, Ore; seven grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory, Ashland, Ore.
April 4, 2003
Services will be later this spring for Melda Bradford of Santa Cruz, who died March 22 after a stroke. She was 89.
In Santa Cruz she was an active member of the Monday and Wednesday bridge groups at the Mid-County Senior Center in Capitola, and participated in outings with Cindy’s Celebration, a social group. When she moved here four years ago she helped serve Meals on Wheels at the Sunflower Cafe.
A former resident of Appleton, Wis., she was an active bridge player her whole life, sang with Sweet Adeline’s choruses, and performed on stage and helped behind the scenes with local drama groups. For many years she worked with various interior decorators sewing intricate window draping and other custom design work.
She and her husband, Del, also owned and operated Jenkins Furniture Store in Appleton before retiring.
Family and friends remember her as a tremendous cook, loving to fill a party table with dozens of tasty creations. Her family said, on many Christmas Eves, she and her daughter delivered her homemade baked goodies to friends, shut-ins and others whom she wished to surprise and thank for some kindness they had shown her during the year.
Her family said she and Del were devoted to each other. Her husband was fond of saying, "she sure lights up a room."
She cared for him at home during the final three years of his illness.
Her husband of 60 years, Del Bradford, died 1998.
She is survived by daughter Jessica Webb of Santa Cruz; brother Milton Warning of Appleton, Wis.; a granddaughter and a grandson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was cremated and her ashes will be mixed with those of her husband, and buried at the Go Jolly Cemetery in a mountain valley retreat above Potter Valley near Ukiah.
A memorial service will be held this spring.
Contributions are preferred to the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz County, 6851 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
April 4, 2003
Leslie Arthur Cornell Sr.
Services will be later for Leslie Arthur Cornell Sr., who died Sunday at Autumn Glen in Greencastle, Ind. He was 85.
Cornell was a former resident of Long Island, N.Y., Apple Valley and Aptos, where he lived from 1997 to 1999.
A native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., he attended Taylor University in Indiana, then Purdue University, also in Indiana, where he received a bachelor’s in electrical engineering in 1940. That year he married Ella Mae Page.
He was a World War II veteran who served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he specialized in radio communication and radar technology.
His career as an engineer took him into the public and private sectors, where he continued his work in developing radar and computer technology. In 1979 he retired from the Naval Air Systems Command Pacific Missile Test Center at Point Mugu.
His wife preceded him in death.
He is survived by son Leslie A. Cornell of Greencastle, Ind.; daughter Carol Cornell Herdt of Santa Cruz; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, including four in Aptos.
He will be buried at the Victory Valley Memorial Park in Victorville.
Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Indiana is handling arrangements.
April 5, 2003
A celebration of the life of Delpha Bloom will be held Sunday. Bloom died April 1 after a short bout with lung cancer. She was 57.
Born Denise Marie McLain in San Francisco, her family moved to Elko, Nev., when she was 2. She spent her school years in Elko, graduating from Elko High School in 1964. During that time she was active in music and dance. During her senior year, she was editor of the school newspaper and ran for Fair Queen.
She attended Oregon State University and the University of Idaho, before earning her degree at California State University-Hayward.
While attending the University of Idaho, she married high school sweetheart Stan Burns. They settled in Hayward.
Denise taught kindergarten until she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. She was successfully treated, but with her immune system at risk, she transferred her hobby as a seamstress to a career at Stretch and Sew.
Denise changed her name to Delpha Bloom on her 40th birthday when she began her new life as an artist. For many years, she lived and worked in her "garret" in Berkeley and various locations in the East Bay.
In October 2000, she moved to La Selva Beach and only recently found her new home in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Her friend Rita Ayral, her niece, Debbie Anderson, and her friends Alani and Sabina were with her before she died, her family said. She enjoyed spending time with her cat, Cosmo, family said.
She is survived by her husband, Stan Burns of Hayward; sister, Marilyn Palmer of Aptos; many nieces and nephews.
Her sister, Joleen McPherson, and her parents, Alice and "Eddie" McLain, died before her.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the meadow at the Sanctuary, 1521 Vine Hill Road, Santa Cruz. Delpha’s long-time friend and spiritual guide, A-Lea Silas Lovis, will preside.
Memorial donations be made to the Hospice Caring Project, 1681 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003.
April 8, 2003
William Irvine McCully
Services are Sunday for William Irvine McCully, who died Saturday in Santa Cruz. He was 92.
Born in Los Angeles, McCully lived in Upland, Prescott, Ariz., and Santa Cruz.
He was a self-employed woodworker who made cabinetry for large buildings for 40 years. His hobbies included flying Cessna aircraft and accounting.
He is survived by his daughter, Gale Olson of Santa Cruz; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Doran Center for the Blind, 413 Laurel St., Santa Cruz CA 95060 and the Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003.
Arrangements are by Santa Cruz Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
April 8, 2003
Memorial services will be held at a later date for Patricia Redfield, who died Sunday in Santa Cruz. She was 77.
A native of Santa Cruz, she was a member of a historic family who moved to the area in 1860.
She loved animals, especially horses, and was artistic. An avid reader, she wrote children’s stories when she was young. She enjoyed cars, especially her 1968 Pontiac GTO.
Redfield is survived by daughters Sandra Stevens of East Carbon City, Utah, and Kathy Hudgins-Riley of Watsonville; sons, Jody Redfield of Santa Cruz and Michael Redfield of Scotts Valley; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Husband, Joseph Redfield, died before her in 1975.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Santa Cruz SPCA, 2200 7th Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062.
April 8, 2003