Betsy Moscoso Bautista
Betsy Moscoso Bautista, a long-time resident, died on August 2, 2001 in Clark County, Nev., as a result of an auto accident. She was 48.
Mrs. Bautista was born in Badoc Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands. She studied at the College of Nursing in London, England then came to Hollister in 1980.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Sons of Badoc and Friends of California. She enjoyed cooking—especially her Ensaymada pastries whom she shared with co-workers and friends. She loved folk dancing—particularly those native to her homeland.
She was a foster mother to many young children and teenagers and enjoyed being with them as well as her own family. Her family stated, "She always offered her to help those who she felt needed it, whether it be cooking, health care, or just being there for them when they needed someone."
Mrs. Bautista was a nurse at Hazel Hawkins Southside for the last four years and was traveling to Las Vegas because she had established a Home Health Care Facility for the elderly there.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bartolome Moscoso, and is survived by her mother, Maria Ladera Moscoso of Hollister, husband Orlino Ibous Bautista of Hollister, daughter Marie Beth Lynn Bautista of San Diego, son Michael Bartt Bautista of Hollister, sisters Iluminada Africa of Hollister, and Alicia Corpuz, Anabella Amistad, and Estelita Torda all from Philippine Islands, brothers Henry, Alonzo, and Jaime Moscoso all from Phillipine Islands, in-laws Eusebio and Petronila Bautista, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held today from noon until 5 p.m. and recitation of the rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelon Funeral Home. On Saturday, family and friends can visit the mortuary chapel until 9:30 a.m. and then attend mass at St. Benedict’s Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Elmo Davis, a Hollister resident since 1985, died on February 18 at the age of 80. Mr. Davis was buried on August 3 with military honors, at San Joaquin National Cemetery. Lt. Davis served in the European Theater in the Infantry during WWII earning the Purple Heart Bronze Star. Thereafter he returned to Europe to serve at the Quartermaster Corps.
Mr. Davis was born in Lenore, Idaho. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Idaho and his Masters and Doctrines Degrees from the University of California at Berkley and Davis in Horticulture, Vegetable Crops and Genetics. He taught as Kansas State University, joined the U.S.D.A. and served the Department until 1966 when he joined McCormick and Co. as an agriculture scientist in Gilroy and Baltimore, Md. He was then transferred back to Gilroy Foods in 1985, where he commuted from Hollister. He retired in 1989. Dr. Davis was also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church for many years and served on various committees.
Mr. Davis married Jean Ellen in Davis, CA in 1951. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in January. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Francis Davis and Cora Davis Browning, brothers Marion and Francis and sisters Mae and Ella. He is survived by his wife Jean, sons E. Warren Jr., T. Grant, and Glen R., brothers Otto and Lee, sister Velma Falbo, half-sister Iona Calkins, 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollister on February 16.
Maria M. Gutierrez
Maria M. Gutierrez, a Hollister resident for 50 years, died on August 2, 2001, at the age of 74.
Mrs. Gutierrez was born in Needles, Calif. She married her husband Guadalupe Gutierrez in 1945. She worked for San Benito Foods and was a member of Teamsters Local 890 and The Church of God of Prophecy.
She was preceded in death by her son, Frank Gutierrez, who died in 1968. She is survived by her children Raul Gutierrez of San Jose, Manuel Gutierrez of Hollister, Yolanda Calimpong of Gilroy, Henry Gutierrez of Hollister, Mary Montoya of Hollister, 14 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
The funeral was August 4 at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. Interment and graveside services followed the funeral at the IOOF Cemetery.
Donations are preferred to The Church of God of Prophecy or Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home.
Benito A. Juarez
Benito A. Juarez, a Hollister resident, died on Friday August 3, 2001, in Gilroy. He was 79.
Mr. Juarez, a native from Mexico, came to San Benito County 28 years ago. He loved to garden and take care of his roses. He also loved the outdoors and enjoyed going to Reno. His favorite card games were 21 and Solitaire.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Teamsters Union Local 890 in Salinas. He worked for San Benito Foods for 27 years.
Mr. Juarez is survived by his wife, Juanita Juarez of Hollister, son Benito Juarez, Jr. of Hollister, daughters Elisa Juarez Garcia of Mexico, Gloria Juarez Parks of Watsonville, Elia Alcaraz of Oregon, Maria-Isabel Padilla of Oregon and Rosaura Juarez of Oregon, step-sons Philip Garcia of Gilroy and James Garcia of Prunedale, brothers Francisco, Ishmael and Arturo Juarez all from Mexico, sisters Maria, Catarina, and Guillermina Juarez all from Mexico, 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A rosary was held Monday at the Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home in Hollister. The funeral was Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial and Graveside services were held at Calvary Cemetery in Hollister. Contribution are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Frank L. Kittinger
Frank L. Kittinger, a Hollister resident, died on August 2, 2001, in Hollister at the age of 99.
Mr. Kittinger was born in Castalia, Iowa. He moved to Hollister two years ago from Paradise, Calif. to be with his stepdaughter, JoAnn Bray. He attended Grace Bible Church in Hollister. He worked for many years in sales for a lumber company, served in the U.S. Navy during WWI and was a past member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Kittinger, who died in 1999, and his stepson, Don Wallace, who died earlier this year.
Mr. Kittinger is survived by his stepdaughter and her husband, JoAnn and Leon Bray of Hollister, his stepson’s wife Gayle Wallace of Levelland, Tex., and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Private services were held on August 6 at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Calif. Donations are preferred to Grace Bible Church, Seventh and Monterey streets, Hollister, Calif. 95023.
Mariah Herrera Subia
Mariah Herrera Subia, an infant born in Hollister, died on August 2, 2001, in Palo Alto. She was two days old.
Mariah is survived by her parents, Rudy Subia and Destiny Herrera of Hollister, siblings Jolene Subia of San Jose and Elijah Garcia of Hollister, grandparents Herminia Alvarado of Hollister, Joey Subia of Atascadero, Diane Rios of Hollister, Jeremiah Herrera of Sacramento, great-grandmother Annie Leon of Hollister, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends and family can pay their respects on Monday, Aug. 13, 2001 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Bible Learning Center, Fifth and East Streets in Hollister. The funeral is at 11 a.m. at the Church. Interment and graveside services will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Black-Cooper-Sander Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Donations are preferred to a memorial fund in memory of Mariah c/o Black-Cooper-Sander Funeral Home.
Roy Edward Webb
Roy Edward Webb, a retired carpenter from San Jose, died August 5, 2001. He was 80.
Visitation for Mr. Webb was August 9 at Johnson Funeral Home in Morgan Hill. Interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Morgan Hill.
Daniel Joseph Yetter
Daniel Joseph Yetter, a Hollister resident since 1991, died on Thursday, August 2, 2001. He was 17.
Daniel was born in Santa Cruz. He attended Hollister local schools, San Benito High School, and was attending Gavilan College. He played football for the Balers, and he received his varsity "block" letter in track, for shot put and discus.
He was a member of Abundant Life Foursquare Church. He was also a sheet metal worker.
Daniel is survived by his parents, Ron and Linda Yetter of Hollister, sister Kelli Yetter of Hollister, maternal grandparents Les and Emma Leeper of Hollister, paternal grandparents Ron and Ladine Yetter of Watsonville, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and life-long friend Matt Smith.
A memorial was held on Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church, 2066 Cienega Rd. Contributions are preferred to Daniel J. Yetter Memorial Fun c/o Grunnagle-Ament-Funeral Home, 870 San Benito St.
Cremation and funeral arrangements were under the direction of Grunnagle-Ament-Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jewel L. Burtovoy
Jewel L. Burtovoy, who loved traveling in her motor home, died in Hollister July 27, 2001, after a two-year illness. She was 69.
Mrs. Burtovoy, a native of Alabama, was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Redding, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Lodge. She was a member of the Thousand Trails in San Benito County for 25 years. She was a homemaker for 50 years.
Mrs. Burtovoy was preceded in death last year by her husband Harry Burtovoy. She is survived by children Harry L. Burtovoy of Hollister and Judy Ann McClurg of San Bruno, three grandchildren, one niece and nephew.
Arrangements for cremation and private interment are through Grunnagle Ament Nelson Crematory.
Jefferson Austin Maddox
Jefferson Austin Maddox, an active member of the Gilroy Church of Christ and founder of the Hollister congregation, died July 25, 2001 in Louisiana. He was 85.
Mr. Maddox was born in Arkansas, served as a second lieutenant in the 77th Infantry Division of the Army during WWII, then settled near Santa Cruz to work with the Soil Conservation Service. In 1955 he moved to Hollister, where he lived until 1992. He retired in the early 1970s after having worked in USDA Soil Conservation offices in San Benito, Santa Clara, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
Mr. Maddox was preceded in death by his three wives: Florence Margaret Neill Maddox, Elizabeth Bette Long Hardison Maddox and Mary Louise Reid Johnson Maddox. Survivors include children Bruce Austin Maddox of South San Francisco and Eugene Denis Maddox of Maryland.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. on August 7 at Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home, followed by interment at the IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of the American Diabetes Association.
Melvin A. "Sock" Prandini Jr.
Melvin A. Prandini Jr., a former San Juan Bautista resident, died on July 24, 2001, at his San Francisco residence. He was 49.
Mr. Prandini Jr. received his education in San Francisco’s school system. He moved to San Juan four years ago. He was an avid Giants fan and he loved to restore and maintain automobiles. He spent many years as an ornamental iron worker in San Francisco. His most recent career was as a chef.
He was devoted to his mother and his children. Last year he helped his mother daily after she suffered a stroke.
Mr. Prandini Jr., is preceded in death by his father Melvin A. "Mort" Prandini Sr., who died in November, 1990.
He is survived by his mother, Ann Prandini of San Juan, his sisters Pamela Ziegler of Elk Grove, Melene Murphy of Brentwood, Adele Prandini of Pacifica, his daughters Marla Watkins of Idaho, Nicole Prandini and Sarah Prandini, both of San Mateo, his son Tony Prandini of San Francisco, his niece Alexis Tresemer of Elk Grove, his niece and nephew C.J. and Nelle Murphy, both of Brentwood, and the Watkins children.
A rosary was held at Old Mission San Juan Bautista on Sunday, July 29th, 2001. On Monday, family and friends met at the Old Mission to attend the Mass of Resurrection. Interment followed at the San Juan Cemetery. Donations are preferred to the D.A.R.E. Program.
F. Gile Tiffany, Jr.
F. Gile Tiffany Jr., a Hollister native and brother of the late Charles Tiffany, died on July 20 in Camarillo. He was 78.
Mr. Tiffany attended school in Hollister and served in the Navy during WWII. He then graduated from Stanford University and Loyola School of Law. He practiced law in Ventura County for 50 years.
Mr. Tiffany is survived by his wife, Dora Tiffany of Camarillo, daughters Carol Palmer of Las Vegas, Elsa Allred of Ventura, Frances Broughton of Camarillo, son John Tiffany of Fresno, sister-in-law Velma Tiffany, nephews Bill and Bob Tiffany of Hollister, niece Susan Tiffany-Brown of Walnut Creek, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.