Hazel ‘Ruby’ Barns Cummings
Services are Friday for Hazel "Ruby" Barns Cummings, who died Tuesday after a long struggle with cancer. She was 86.
Born in Lincoln, Ark., she came to California in the 1930s. She met and married Robert Bruce Cummings in 1938, and they settled in Santa Cruz.
Robert retired from the Santa Cruz Water Department and Ruby retired from John Ingles Frozen Foods in 1976, and they moved to Lincoln, Ark.
They were married 58 years when Robert died in 1995.
Ruby returned to Santa Cruz in 1999 to live with her daughter.
She will be remembered as a generous person who cared more about the comfort of others than her own. Ruby fought to stay in this world, and fought for all the "little ones" she knew. When she died, she took her legendary recipes for chicken and dumplings and lemon meringue pie with her. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and her doll collection. Her favorite comment was, "It’s all right."
She is survived by her son, Harry Robert Cummings of Lincoln, Ark.; daughter, Joan Marie Gonzales of Santa Cruz; sisters, Imogene Walton, Jetty Villines and Juanita Bradford, all of Arkansas; brother Harold Barnes of Arkansas; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Memorial Park with Alfie Almira officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2-6 p.m. at Oakwood Memorial Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz.
Arrangements by Oakwood Memorial Chapel.
April 10, 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 Seventh Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
April 10, 2003
Private services will be Wednesday for John Richmond who died Sunday in Santa Cruz after a long illness. He was 78.
Mr. Richmond was a native of Salt Lake City. He had lived in Boulder Creek for the past 10 years.
He was the former owner of El Camino Refrigeration in Brisbane.
He enjoyed sailing, flying and electronics. He was a former member of the Peninsula Yacht Club and an avid golfer.
He served in the U.S. Army in England during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Larum-Richmond of Boulder Creek; three daughters, Bonnie Niles of Oceanside, Linda Bond of Walnut Creek and Judith Marcus of Gilroy; a son, Ronald Richmond of Roseville; a brother, Larry Richmond; a sister, Norma Beeman of Valley Center; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Santa Cruz Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Private burial will be in the Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo.
Contributions are preferred to the Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Drive in Aptos.
April 10, 2003
STEVEN "CRAIG" COLVIN
STEVEN "CRAIG" COLVIN
Steven "Craig" Colvin passed away from this earth on the morning of April 5, 2003 in Santa Cruz, California. He went home to the Lord while in the arms of his loving and devoted wife, Ileen, his love of 34 years.
He is survived by his loving mother, Zora Z. Colvin of Sonoma, loving daughter and son-in-law, Craleen and Ray Hernandez, and his dearest loving granddaughters, Annielou and Donnalou, all of Watsonville. He is also survived by his loving son and his wife, Kip and Christine Colvin, and his precious loving grandson, Liam Gabriel Colvin, and three brothers-in-laws and three sisters-in-law and 4 nephews and 8 nieces. He is preceded in death by his loving sister, Peggy Jo West, July 29, 2000 in Napa, CA.
Craig was born August 29, 1950 in Chicago, later living in Napa where his love of baseball began. He had that great love of the sport throughout his adult life and had many of his own teams with many of Santa Cruz County’s finest ball players. He always referred to them as "The Best of the Best", because their spirit was undying. He enjoyed each and everyone who had played for him and felt proud to have them play. They were a "Special Blend," thank you for those wonderful memories.
His real joy was his family and grandchildren. He had the blessing of his children, Kip and Craleen Colvin. His proudest moments were their accomplishments. To his grandchildren he leaves the spirit of "You can do it, you just need to keep believing."
Private graveside services will be held at Oakwood Memorial Park on Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Martin Yabroff officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be at Oakwood Memorial Park Crystal Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz on Friday, April 11, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Oakwood Memorial Chapel in charge of funeral arrangements. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Craig’s memory to St. Jude’s Hospital or to your favorite charity.
His love and warmth will greatly be missed by his loving family and friends. His undying love will be missed, yet we have him in our hearts.
April 11, 2003
Steven ‘Craig’ Colvin
Services will be Saturday for Steven "Craig" Colvin, who died April 5 in Santa Cruz. He was 52.
A Chicago native, Colvin had lived in Santa Cruz County for the past 36 years.
He graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1969.
Mr. Colvin enjoyed baseball and had formed several teams in the Santa Cruz area. He referred to his players as "the best of the best."
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ileen Colvin of Santa Cruz; a daughter, Craleen Hernandez of Watsonville; a son, Kip Colvin of Seaside; his mother, Zora Z. Colvin of Sonoma; three grandchildren; four nephews; and eight nieces.
His sister, Peggy Jo West, died July 29, 2000, in Napa.
Friends may call 3-6 p.m. today at Oakwood Memorial Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz.
Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Memorial Park.
Contributions are preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a favorite charity.
April 11, 2003
MILTON B. HYMAN
Milton B. Hyman passed away April 8, 2003 in Santa Cruz., CA. Mr. Hyman was born June 6, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA. He later moved to San Mateo, CA. where he was involved in sales for 37 years and moved to Santa Cruz, CA. in the mid-1980's. Mr. Hyman's hobbies included photography and reading. His real love was music of all kinds, but Frank Sinatra was his all time favorite. He served with honor in World War II. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 34 years, Lezlie Hyman, and long time companion Annette. He leaves his daughter Dale Bates of San Jose, Ca., grandson Rob Bates of Burlingame, Ca., granddaughter Julie Bates of Stockton, Ca. and great-granddaughters Whitney Hall of Stockton and Monica Bates of Burlingame. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity. A private committal at sea is under the directions of Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA.
April 11, 2003
JARED MATTHEW ROGERS
Jared Matthew Rogers passed away from this earth on approximately March 10, 2003 in Oregon by accidental death. He was 21 years old.
Jared was a native of the Santa Cruz County, and was a part-time student at Cabrillo College pursuing work towards video animation. His interests included video animation, artistic welding, classic comic book heroes, and a passion for nature and music. Jared played guitar and had a beautiful singing voice. He was a kind and compassionate spirit, well loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his parents Deborah Rogers, Neil Rogers, Anne Rogers, and Roger Mason; siblings Michael Dinsmore (and Holly Wadsworth), Lori Iles, Sarah ( and Dan) Huffman, Susie Rogers and Anthony Rogers; grandparents Beverly and Warren Jones and Olive Rogers and Nettie Heidt; nieces Marin and Logan Wadsworth, nephews Connor Iles, Lucus Huffman and William Dinsmore, many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Neil Rogers and Konrad Heidt.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 7, 2003 @ 10:00am at the Oakwood Memorial Crystal Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz. Burial will follow at the Santa Cruz Memorial Park, 1927 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Landre Foundation, 401 East Loyola Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720-1643.
April 6, 2003
RODERICK ALDRIDGE HANLON
Roderick Aldridge Hanlon, 85, Salina, died Friday, April 4, 2003.
Mr. Hanlon was born April 24, 1917, in San Francisco, Ca. He was a truck driver for Santa Clara County, Ca.
He was preceded in death by his wife Vivian, in 1992.
Survivors include a dear and special friend, Virginia Nightingale of Salina; a son, William Russell Hanlon of San Jose, Ca.; a daughter, Deborah O’Hanlon of San Jose, Ca.; a stepbrother, Carl Hansen, Jr. of Salinas, Ca.; a step-sister, Evalene Rempel of San Jose, Ca.; a grandson, Roddy Hanlon of Salem, Or.; two granddaughters, Heather Howard of Lincoln, KS., and Susan Hanlon of Salem, Or.; one great granddaughter, Britney Howard of Lincoln, Ks; and two great grandsons, Hayden and Preston Howard both of Lincoln, KS.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401. Burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials may be made to The Holiday Resorts Piano Fund.
Visitation will be Friday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel.
April 11, 2003
MILDRED CAROLINE HALLAM (BRANDT)
Mildred passed from this life peacefully, on April 7, 2003 surrounded by all of her children. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past six months. Her youthfulness and spirit belied her age and she was taken from us much too soon. She was recently heard saying," I’ve been in great health all my life until this came along". Mildred, Millie, Mom and Grandma was an amazing woman with many, creative talents. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Dick during his illness for the past seven years until she could no longer care for him by herself. She placed Dick in a loving care facility last June and had just begun to resume an active life again until her illness was discovered last fall.
Mildred attended Anaheim High School and went on to graduate from Santa Barbara State College with a degree in Home Economics where she was valedictorian of her class. She spent her dietetic internship at the California Hospital in Los Angeles. She was a lifetime member of the American Dietetic Association. Mildred married Delmar Brandt on July 22, 1945 at Zion Lutheran Church in Anaheim, Ca. Shortly thereafter the newlyweds moved to Illinois where they started the "Brandt Farm" raising pigs, corn and cattle. Eventually they had three children while living in Illinois and in 1953 after reading an ad for a chicken farm in Soquel moved to the area and set about raising chickens and selling eggs. Eventually they started their own wholesale and retail business, Del’s Eggs. One of their first customers was the infamous Shoppers Corner.
Mildred and Del were very active in their church, Messiah Lutheran in Santa Cruz. They were 4-H leaders as well as when their children were involved. When a Lutheran Church was being planned for the mid-county area in 1964, Mildred and Del became "charter members". Many of the friends during the early days of Mt. Calvary continued to play an important role in Mildred’s life.
Mildred taught cooking and they loved to do all kinds of dance. Mildred was an incredible seamstress and made all of her "dance clothes" with Del’s shirts to match. One of her elaborate dresses was cross stitched by almost everyone in the family. In the 1960s the price of eggs was too low to make a decent living; they sold the egg business and much of their property. Mildred started working at the new Dominican Hospital as the Therapeutic Dietitian. She was in her element and continued to work there until she left Dominican to join the staff at the Santa Cruz Dialysis center. In 1983 she lost the love of her life—Del passed away after fighting cancer for two years.
Mildred started her own investment group with five women. She named it "money bags". She developed quite an impressive portfolio all without the aid of computer or internet. A few years later she married Richard Hallam. They traveled and were quite active in the community until Dick became ill and they were forced to stay closer to home. At her son, Marvin’s urging Mom became computer savvy and eventually managed all her stocks and investments online. She was responsible for getting many of her friends in her age group involved in computers, and e-mail became big!
Mildred eventually retired, enjoying her family including five grandsons and had the special experience of having a great grandson for a year until she passed on.
The grandkids have such fond memories. They never remember Grandma ever getting cross with them. They loved her cooking and baking cookies with her sitting next to the bowl on the kitchen counter. They loved the camping trips, the back scratches, the unique little gifts when she would return from one of her trips. Grandma taught Issa to tie his shoes and taught all the boys their bedtime prayers. Mom, we will miss your gracious smile and loving soul forever.
Mildred is survived by her husband, Dick Hallam, her daughter, Maranell (Marty) Mcknew of Elk Grove, grandchildren, Matt Mcknew of Elk Grove, Tim Mcknew and Tina Hurley of Marina; her son and daughter-in-law Marvin and Sunny Brandt of Bonny Doon, grandchildren, Marin Brandt of Santa Cruz, Issa Brandt and his fiancé Christa Marcione of San Francisco; Sean and Jessica Brandt of Alameda and her great grandson Ellis Townsend Brandt of Alameda: son and daughter-in-law Raymond and Dorli Brandt of Napa, grandchildren Daniela Marchus of Texas and Dominique Marchus of Washington. She will lovingly be remembered by her brother and sister-in-law Martin and Aline Geissler of Sonora, sister and brother-in-law Dolly and Wayne Jones of Coarsegold, 18 nieces and nephews ,their children and grandchildren and her many dear friends. She is also survived by stepchildren Annalena Norman of Aptos and Natasha Hallam of the Bay area, step grandchildren Allison, Nicholas and Sean Norman of Aptos.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 12, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Soquel. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice Caring Project of Aptos, or a charity of you choice, are preferred.
April 11, 2003