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CALIFORNIA - Ventura County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 56

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 6 November 2008, at 5:24 p.m.

Katherine M . Crowder
Katherine M. Crowder, 83, of Ojai, died Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Royal Gardens in Ojai of natural causes. She was born May 2, 1920 in Borneo, and lived in Ojai for 53 years.
Mrs. Crowder was active in the local Pastel Artists Group and attended their weekly meetings and luncheons.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Barbara Crowder of Ojai.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Walter C. Crowder Jr., in 2000.
Private family services were held.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Help of Ojai.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home, Ojai.

Shirley Katz Lyon
Shirley Katz Lyon, 83, of Santa Monica, Calif., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003. She was born Oct. 14, 1919 in Kansas City, Mo.
She had been a 25-year resident of Ojai, from approximately 1975 to 2000, with her husbands, Morris Katz and Lee Lyon, both of whom predeceased her.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynn Ostrick, of Los Angeles, and Diane Cherniss, of Seal Beach; brothers John and Fred Deichmann of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.
No services are planned.

Nancy Erwin Myers
Nancy Erwin Myers, 72, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Saturday, June 14, 2003. She was born Feb. 2, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Helen Baldwin and George L. Erwin.
She attended Smith College and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Stanford University.
Mrs. Myers was active in community life and supported numerous organizations, including the Santa Barbara Garden Club, Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara Cancer Center, All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Ojai Festivals, Ashland Shakespeare Festival, Library of Congress, Hoover Institution and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William G. Myers; daughter Mary Myers Kauppila of Boston, Mass.; son George E. Myers of St. Helena, Calif.; and grandson William Myers Kauppila of Boston.
A memorial celebration will take place Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 3 p.m. at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Cancer Center or Ojai Festivals.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in Santa Barbara.

Therese Jennerson Pupa
Therese Jennerson Pupa, 73, of Ojai, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003 after a brief illness. She was born May 1, 1930 in Salina, Kan.
She had been a resident of Ojai for more than 35 years. She was a homemaker and raised her three sons in Ojai. Her interests included playing bingo, occasional trips to Pismo Beach and Las Vegas, and going to garage sales.
Mrs. Pupa is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Robyn Pupa of Ojai, Steve and Dee Pupa of Oak View, and Joe and Tera Pupa of Ventura; her sisters, Mary Rickard and Beth Dessett; and six grandchildren.
Her family extends their appreciation to the caregivers at Community Memorial and Ojai Valley Community hospitals.

Carl F. Huntsinger
Carl F. Huntsinger, 73, of Ojai, died Thursday, June 19, 2003. He was born Aug. 24, 1929 in Oxnard, Calif.
He graduated from Ventura High School in 1947 and graduated with honors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951. He began his career as a strength test engineer with Douglas Aircraft, and also worked as an engineer with Shell Oil Company.
Mr. Huntsinger joined the Ventura Tool Company, a family-owned business, in 1953. He moved with his wife and two daughters to Germany, where he established an oil tool company in 1960. Upon returning to the United States in 1963, he became the president and chief executive officer. With his brother, Fritz Jr., Ventura Tool Company was launched as a worldwide supplier of offshore equipment. Mr. Huntsinger renamed the company Vetco Offshore Industries and took the company public in 1968. He served as the president and chief executive officer of the company from 1968 to 1974.
Mr. Huntsinger and William Myers purchased Blue Goose Growers from Pacific Lighting Corporation in 1975. Blue Goose Growers was sold to Dole Foods in 1979.
Mr. Huntsinger was associated with many local and national organizations. He was a member of the board of directors of Sunkist Growers from 1975 to 1979, and served on the board of Bank of A. Levy for several years. In June of 1983, he became a member of the board of directors of Southern California Edison and retired from that board in 2002. He also served on the board of the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy and the Ventura County Taxpayers Association, becoming chair of that organization in 2002.
Mr. Huntsinger is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three children, Diane Carson, Amy Miyawaki and Eric Huntsinger; his brother, Fritz R. Huntsinger; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held Sunday, June 29, 2003, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ojai. There will be a reception in Fisher Hall immediately following the service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Casa Pacifica, Ojai Rotary Educational Foundation, the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation, or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ojai.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai.

Jacqueline Carson Longmire
Jacqueline Carson, 74, of Ojai, died Thursday, June 19, 2003. She was born April 14, 1929 in St. George, Utah, to Elva Mace and Jack Carson.
She attended the University of California at Los Angeles, California State University-Northridge, and graduated with a doctor of naturopathy degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Ore.
Ms. Carson was active in her community, and the arts and music. She sang with the Ojai Camerata, the Unitarian Choir in San Diego, and docented at the Mengei Art Museum. She belonged to many organizations, including the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Ms. Carson is survived by her daughters, Leigh Sparks, of Ojai, and Lesley Longmire of Carpinteria; son Robert Longmire of Denver, Colo; sister LaDean Berry of San Diego; former husband Donald Longmire of Carpinteria; and five grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the home of Leigh and Terry Sparks, 1125 Granito Drive, Ojai.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.

Jimmy D. Norris
Jimmy D. Norris, 56, of Oak View, died Monday, June 23, 2003. He was born Feb. 5, 1947 in Merced, Calif.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. Norris, of Oak View; daughter Lynndee S. Norris of Oak View; son Jimmy L. Norris of Casitas Springs; mother Fern Norris of Casitas Springs; brothers Jerry N. Norris of Grass Valley, Calif., and Jeff S. Norris of Woodenville, Wash.
The family is holding a gathering today at 11 a.m. at the Padre Serra Cross in Ventura, where Mr. Norris spent time flying his remote control airplanes.
Memorial Service
The memorial service for Carl F. Huntsinger will be held Sunday, June 29, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ojai, with a reception following in Fisher Hall .

Bryan 'Lee' Kearney
Bryan "Lee" Kearney, 65, of Vista, Calif., died at home Saturday, June 28, 2003. He was born Sept. 13, 1937 in Los Angeles.
Mr. Kearney resided in Ojai from 1975 to 1985. He was a floor installer and his interests included playing cribbage, fishing, hunting and boating. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nancy Kearney, of Vista; daughter Susan A. Kearney of Vista; daughter and son-in-law Sharon L. and Michael St. Charles of Vista; son Patrick L. Kearney of Mariposa, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Jennifer Kearney of San Elijo Hills, Calif.; brother James B. Kearney of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Private family services were held.
Memorial donations may be made to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92008.

Sam Martin
Sam Martin, 92, of Ojai, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. He and his twin sister, Tillie Martin Soss, were born May 4, 1911, in Detroit, Mich. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1918 to an area now called McArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park). He attended the Fifteenth Street School and the Fifth Street grammar schools. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1929 and attended Long Beach Junior College and the University of Southern California.
Mr. Martin owned a clothing store in the San Pedro area, where he was active in the business community.
He served as a trustee of the San Pedro Community Hospital Foundation and as secretary-treasurer of the San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. He was the founder of the San Pedro Downtown Business Association and a member of the Redevelopment Commission of San Pedro. He was a past president of the San Pedro Optimist Club and a member of Rotary, Elks, and the Chamber of Commerce. He was a past treasurer of Temple Beth-El in San Pedro.
Mr. Martin moved to Ojai upon his retirement in 1976.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rhoda (Warenback) Martin, of Ojai; son Allan Martin, of Ojai; son and daughter-in-law Dr. David and Joanne Martin of Palos Verdes; daughter and son-in-law Roberta and Bruce Douglas of Orcutt; and three grandchildren.
A private interment service will be held at Nordhoff Cemetery in Ojai.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Channel Islands Chapter, 14 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai.

Arline Palmer Bowsher
Mrs. Arline Palmer Bowsher, 96, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2003, in Ojai, California. She had moved from Ormond Beach, Florida, in 1986 to the Ventura Towne House, where she was a longtime resident. Born April 2, 1907, she was raised in Bangor, Maine, and was a graduate of the University of Maine. Her first job was teaching French and English in a private school in Washington, D.C. During the Great Depression, she counted herself lucky to find an entry-level job in the Federal Government as a punchcard operator, Grade 2. Being a very smart and clever young woman, she eventually rose to the highest grade level held by a woman in the Coast Guard Agency, working as Chief Project Planner and on the first computers when they were as big as a house. Because of her high position and classification in government, she was personally invited to President Harry S. Truman's inaugural gala.
In her youth, Arline Bowsher was an avid athlete as she enjoyed swimming and boating in the summers and ice-skating, skiing and snow-shoeing in the winters. She spent her many years of retirement reading, traveling, and spoiling her grandchildren. At the age of 79 she lost her sight to glaucoma, yet proceeded to take lessons in Braille and Spanish in her early 80s while a resident at the Ventura Towne House. During this time she also remained dedicated to walking at least 1-2 miles a day. Arline enjoyed sharing her past and was always ready to laugh and see the humor in any situation.
Her husband, Mark Clifford Bowsher, a loving husband, lawyer, and barbershop quartet singer, died in 1983. Arline is survived by a stepdaughter, Laura Peck, of Ojai; two grandchildren, Eric Oesterle of Napa, Calif., and Adair Oesterle of Missoula, Mont.; and a niece, Mary Bowsher Friedman of Longmeadow, Mass. Arline Palmer Bowsher was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, was a great role model, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A private service will be planned by the family. Donations may be made in her honor to the American Foundation for the Blind, Planned Gifts, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300, New York, NY 10001.

Lucille Mahon Mayea
Lucille Mahon Mayea, 97, of Ojai, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at Ojai Valley Community Hospital after a long illness. She was born March 9, 1906 in Santa Paula, Calif., to Horatio and May Ruggles Mahon.
She graduated from Santa Paula Union High School in 1923 and attended California Commercial College in Los Angeles for a brief period, and then returned to Santa Paula to work for the Santa Paula Citrus Association. She then moved to Long Beach and worked as a bank teller; following that she worked as a secretary for the Isthmian Steamship Company. During this time, she married Bob Evans; they were married for 10 years. Following her divorce, she moved to Oakland to work at the Oakland Naval Hospital. More than 6,000 amputees and frostbite cases were handled at this hospital during the Korean War.
While in Oakland, she met and later married Air Force Major Eugene Mayea. They moved to Roswell, N.M., and later to Van Nuys, Calif. Upon retirement, they moved to Camarillo in Mission Hills. After Mr. Mayea died at Mission Hills, Mrs. Mayea moved to Leisure Village, where she cared for herself up to age 95, and then continued to live at home with assistance for two more years.
In May of this year, she became a resident of The Gables of Ojai, and was transferred to Ojai Valley Community Hospital and Extended Care in late June.
Mrs. Mayea was an artist and a musician throughout her life. She played piano and organ and painted in oils.
She is survived by her stepsons Mike, Allen and Richard Mayea; nephews John and Robert Mahon; and niece Patricia Mahon.
The family sends special thanks to the staff at The Gables and Ojai Valley Community Hospital for their care in her final days.
No funeral or memorial service will be held at her request; however, the family will have a graveside service on Saturday, July 26, at Santa Paula Cemetery. Flowers can be sent to Clausen Funeral Home, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai, (805) 646-1451.

Grace Margaret Callahan
Grace Margaret Callahan, 88, of Ojai, died of cancer Monday, July 14, 2003 in Ojai. She was born March 7, 1915 in Chicago, Ill., and lived in Ojai for nine years, coming from Santa Barbara, Calif.
Miss Callahan was a librarian for the University of California at Santa Barbara.
She is survived by her niece, Janet Cook, of Hudson, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Frank and Charles; and sisters Gertrude, Angela and Florence Cook.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 17, 2003 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Health and Retirement Center Chapel in Ojai, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. with Father Carroll Laubacher officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Health and Retirement Center, 2426 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home, Ojai.

Elizabeth L. "Betts" Hall
Elizabeth L. "Betts" Hall, 78, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 after a fight with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Oak View. She was born May 4, 1925 in Los Angeles, Calif., and made her home in West Hollywood for many years. She was a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mrs. Hall and her husband operated Bet-Mar Corporation in Hollywood for many years.
Mrs. Hall was a longtime supporter of Children's Hospital in Los Angeles and donated regularly to Catholic Charities. She often rescued abandoned animals.
She is survived by her daughter Suzanne E. Cox of Thousand Oaks; daughter and son-in-law Kathleen A. and Carl Peet of Oak View; son and daughter-in-law Cliff and Laura Hall of West Hills; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hall, and son Christopher John Hall.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Ventura Chapter of the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association for their support and care.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Clausen Funeral Home, 316 E. Matilija St. (corner of Matilija and Montgomery streets).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Catholic Charities or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home, Ojai.`

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