Ailyn E. Rose
Ailyn E. Rose, a local seamstress, died December 10. She was 92.
Mrs. Rose was born May 12, 1908 in Tres Pinos, and she attended local schools. Mrs. Rose held a lifelong teaching credential for junior colleges and was an adult education teacher for San Benito Jr. College. Mrs. Rose was a member of the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary. She made Pinky Puppets and Christmas ornaments all year long and they were sold at the Hospital’s annual Christmas Bazaar. Mrs. Rose also hand crocheted lap robes for every patient at Southside Hospital each year during her younger years. Additionally her needlepoint pillows were raffled off each year at the Hospital Bazaar. Besides being a seamstress all her working life, Mrs. Rose worked for J.C. Penny and Whalens Drug Store in the 1950’s and 1960’s and for Dr. Norman Currie in the 1970’s.
Mrs. Rose is survived by her son Norrell J. Rose of Chandler, Ariz., grandson Matthew Rose of Salem, Oregon, granddaughter Laurel Rose of Salem, Oregon and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband Jess G. Rose, who died in 1955.
Private interment with graveside services will be was held Tuesday at the IOOF Cemetery, Hollister under the direction of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home.
Donations are preferred to Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary c/o the Mortuary Chapel.
Kathryn B. "Kate" Sullivan
Kate Sullivan, a substitute teacher for the Hollister School District and widow of pharmacist Bart Sullivan, died Dec. 10 at La Mesa. She was 96.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in San Francisco on Jan. 24, 1904 and graduated from San Jose State Teachers College. Her first occupation was a homemaker; secondly she was a substitute teacher for the Hollister School District. She was a member of California Retired Teachers Association, Sacred Heart Church, the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Church, and Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary and was a Pink Lady there for many years. Mrs. Sullivan’s interests were her family and her grandchildren.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her daughter Carol O’Brien of Hollister, daughter Virginia Bradt of Los Gatos, son Tim Sullivan of El Cajon, sister Virginia Sneed of Walnut Creek, many grandchildren and great-great children. Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by her husband Bart J. Sullivan, a pharmacist at the old Whalen’s Drugs.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. Private burial has been held in the Sullivan Family Plot at Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary c/o the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Mortuary Chapel.
Edith E. Thomas
Edith E. Thomas, a Hollister resident, died Dec. 7. She was 92.
Mrs. Thomas was born in Los Angeles and went to Girls High in San Francisco and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. She especially enjoyed Europe. Mrs. Thomas had lived for many years in Hollister, where she and her husband Kurt ranched. She moved to San Rafael seven years ago to be closer to her daughter.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her daughter Mary Jane Jagla of San Rafael, daughter Kay Littlefield of San Francisco, grandson Thomas Jagla of Capitola and grandson Amanda Jagla of San Diego. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband Kurt Thomas, who died in 1985.
Memorial services will be held Monday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home in Hollister. The Rev. Rick Pennington of The First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will be at the IOOF Cemetery. A reception will follow the services at Paines in Hollister.
Donations are preferred to Hospice of the Central Coast c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St., Hollister, CA 95023.
Mary Ann Whites
Mary Ann Whites, a former county welfare worker, died Dec. 12. She was 82.
Mrs. Whites was born in Lancaster and attended Porterville schools. Mrs. Whites has been in the San Benito County for 51 years. She was an employee of the County of San Benito working in the Welfare Office for over 25 years. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge of Hollister, Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary, the Brown Bag Senior Citizens Program and was a former Girl Scout Leader. Mrs. Whites was an accomplished pianist who played at many community events in Hollister. She also played for the Rebekah’s Lodge & United Methodist Church events. She had a desire to assist Senior Citizens if they need help and took an active part in the Hospice movement in Hollister.
Mrs. Whites is survived by her daughter Carol Douglas-Hammer of Aptos, son Jerry Whites of Gig Harbor, WA, daughter Billie Ann Caverio of Carpenteria, sister Jean Charmberlen of Visalia, brother Richard Parker of Bahamas, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Monterey Street, Hollister. Interment will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Woodlake District Cemetery, Woodlake. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Arrangements for the services are through Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church c/o the funeral home chapel.
Louis Cabral, an original member of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association, died Nov. 29, at his home in Red Rock, N.M. He was 92.
Mr. Cabral was born in Oakland and has been a longtime resident of Tres Pinos. Mr. Cabral was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. During the height of his rodeo career he was known as The Wildest Roman Rider in the rodeo business, jumping three horses over fire, five horse tandems over jumps. To date he is reported to be the only man to jump three horses over a car. Throughout his lifetime he had been a featured performer in many circuses and Wild West shows. He also did motion picture stunt work and many commercials. He was the original stagecoach driver of the Wells Fargo Bank commercials.
Mr. Cabral is survived by his wife Betsy, daughter Ellie Good of Chesterville, Ohio, daughter Susan Ricotti of Jackson, son Gene Cabral of Highlands Ranch, Co., son Greg Cabral of Sprague River, Ore., and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Cabral was preceded in death by his wife Bernadette, an accomplished horsewoman and performer in her right and son Mark Cabral, who was killed in a rodeo accident.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday at the Calvary Cemetery in Hollister. Local arrangements are under the direction of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home.
Contributions are preferred to the San Benito High School Rodeo Fund.
Grace O’Reilly, a Morgan Hill resident, died Dec. 2.
Mrs. O’Reilly moved to Morgan Hill in 1984 with her daughter and her family from Connecticut. Her family was among the first settlers in Connecticut, arriving in 1629 from England. Mrs. O’Reilly was born in Stepping Stone and attended schools in Long Hill. She loved horses and cats. Mrs. O’Reilly was a loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. O’Reilly is survived by her daughter Patricia Larkin of Hollister, three granddaughters, one grandson, three great grandsons and two great granddaughters. She preceded in death by her husband Joseph Brendan O’Reilly.
Graveside Services will be held in Connecticut. A Memorial Mass will be held in Hollister on Dec. 9 at noon at the Immaculate Conception Church, Tres Pinos. Reception will follow at the church hall.
Her family would appreciate donations to Second Chance Animal Rescue, c/o The Grooming Edge, 191 San Felipe Rd., Hollister, CA 95023.
Myrtle T. Paullus
Myrtle T. Paullus, a Hollister resident, died Dec. 2. She was 96.
Mrs. Paullus was a homemaker and housewife all her life. She was also a member of the Farm Bureau.
Mrs. Paullus is survived by her nephew Everett Cesco of Hollister, nephew Kenneth Ramoni of Carmel Valley and niece Jeassley Hawkins of Hollister. Mrs. Paullus was preceded in death by her husband Fred Paullus, who died in 1988.
Funeral services will be today at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow the services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Contributions are preferred to Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation or the United Methodist Church.
Raymond "Packrat" Pagaran, a veteran and employee of National Refractories for 25 years, died suddenly Nov. 28 of a heart attack. He was 59.
Mr. Pagaran was a graduate of San Justo Grammar and San Benito High schools, served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War in the 199th Light Infantry Division, and was a member of Leslie L. Garratt Post #6359. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, fishing and was an avid Bingo player, especially at the Filipino American Center in Marina. He enjoyed making woodcraft items for family members.
Mr. Pagaran is survived by his wife, Cindy Pagaran, son Raymond Pagaran Jr., brothers Fred and Danny Pagaran, a granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
The rosary was Friday at Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Mass was Saturday at Old Mission San Juan Bautista with interment with military honors at San Juan District Cemetery.
Donations are preferred to Post #6359 through the mortuary chapel.
Patricia M. Rickman
Patricia M. Rickman, a Hollister resident, died Dec. 2. She was 55.
Mrs. Rickman was born in Camden, N.J. and came to California at the age of 5. She has lived in San Benito County for the past 12 years. Mrs. Rickman was a member of the Ridgemark Women’s Golf Club and was a retired executive secretary for IBM.
Mrs. Rickman is survived by her husband Tom Rickman of Hollister, daughter Debbie Roper of Chino Hills, and her sister Caroline of San Fernando Valley.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will be Friday in Ivylawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
George Vandeman, the founder of the award winning show "It is Written," died at his home in New Berry Park on Nov. 3. He was 84.
Mr. Vandeman was the renowed Seventh-Day Adventist evangelist and author known for his 35-year tenure on the television program "It is Written," from which he retired in 1992.
Mr. Vandeman died of heart failure. He is the brother of the late Dorothy R. Lemmon of Hollister, and the uncle of Sherri Lemmon Hopkins of Hollister. He is survived by his wife Nellie Vandeman, son George Vandeman Jr., son Ron Vandeman, son Bob Vandeman, son Jeffery Vandeman daughter Connie Vandeman.
Mr. Vandeman was well loved here in Hollister, according to his family.
Evelyn W. Barkley
Services have been held for Evelyn W. Barkley, who died Nov. 21 in Saratoga at the IOOF Retirement Home.
The services were held Saturday at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Pennington of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment and graveside services followed at San Juan District Cemetery.