Mary Anna Warren
Mary Anna Warren, a Hollister resident, died on July 28, 2001, at Hazel Hawkins Hospital. She was 81.
Mrs. Warren was a resident of California for more than 60 years, but is originally from Bloomington, Illinois. She was a homemaker.
She was devoted to her husband and his children. She was an avid water skier and influenced her four sons, who became professional water skiers. She and her husband owned roller skating rinks in Illinois and Iowa. The couple had been married for more than 63 years.
Mrs. Warren is survived be her husband, Arthur Randolph Warren of Hollister, her four sons, Gary, Michael, Thomas and Arthur Warren of Hollister, her eight grandchildren, two grandchildren, siblings, Frieda Burmaster, Clyde Imig, and Eloise Goodluck.
Visitation was Wednesday at Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the mortuary chapel. Interment will be at San Joaquin National Cemetery.
Omar A. Juarez
Omar A. Juarez died on Monday, July 23 in Hollister, at the age of 24. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
He came to Hollister at a very young age and lived here of his life, graduating from San Benito High School. He was a member of Sacred Heart/ St. Benedict’s Church.
Mr. Juarez is survived by his son and daughter Ivan Juarez Garcia and Jade Juarez both of Hollister, his parents, Ricardo and Martha Juarez of Hollister, his sisters Martha Adriana Juarez, Lizbeth Juarez and Faviola Juarez of Hollister, his great grandmother, Beatrice Zepeda of Hollister, and his grandmothers Maria Castillo and Julia Garcia both of Guadalajara.
A Rosary will be held on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Church, 1200 Fairview Rd.
The funeral is Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Benedict’s Church will follow the services at 3 p.m.
Interment and graveside services will follow the Mass at Calvary Cemetery.
Friends can pay their respects on Friday afternoon after 1 p.m. at the funeral home chapel until 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday after noon.
Joe Mota, Jr.
Joe Mota, Jr., died on July 11, 2001, in Modesto. He was born and raised on the former Sandi Ranch in the Santa Ana Valley. He was a W.W.II veteran.
Mr. Mota is survived by his wife Audrey Mota of Modesto, his sons Allen, Ralph and Gene Mota of Modesto, his seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, his brothers Jack "Dude" Mota of Modesto, Bob Mota of Turlock, Mac Mota of Hollister, his sisters Geri Castro and Dolores Acosta of Hollister, his nephew Brad Johnson Mota of Oregon, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Theresa Mota of Hollister and brothers Milton and Cliff "Fat" Mota.
Katherine Petersen Laney
Katherine Petersen Laney died in Salinas on July 23rd, at the age of 85. She was born in San Juan Bautista on July 15, 1916. She lived there for many years until she married her late husband, Del Laney, in 1978 and moved to Salinas.
She was a member of The Rebekahs, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Order of the Eastern Star and the VFW Auxiliary in San Juan.
Mrs. Laney is preceded in death by her two husbands, George Peterson in 1973 and Del Laney in January of this year. She is survived by her children and their spouses, George Petersen of Idaho Falls, ID, Henry and Charlene Petersen, of Hollister, Peter and Judy Petersen of Central Point, OR, and her 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Services will be held on July 27, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. San Juan Bautista Auxiliary will officiate.
Interment and graveside services will follow the funeral at San Juan District Cemetery, in San Juan Bautista.
Donations are preferred to The American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St. Hollister, CA 95023.
Angelica Troia of Hollister died on July 19th, 2001, at the age of 55, at the Stanford Medical Center.
Mrs. Troia was originally born in Rosenheim, Germany. She lived in San Jose and graduated from Campbell High School. She moved to Hollister several years ago.
Her hobbies included going to musicals and plays in San Francisco and San Jose. She was devoted to her family and her work as a service representative for Netgear in Santa Clara County.
She is survived by her late husband Peter Franklin Troia, who died this past April, her daughter Tina Chahanovich of Florida, her sons Vincent Troia of Hollister, John Troia of San Francisco, her sister, Vera Amaya of Campbell, her brothers Danillo Asko of San Jose, Milan Asko of Santa Cruz, her nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Friday, July 27th at 1 p.m. at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home. A reception will follow the funeral. Private interment will be held at San Joaquin National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA.
Donations are preferred to the EMANUS House or the American Cancer Society c/o the mortuary chapel.
John S. Taylor
John S. Taylor, a San Benito County resident for almost 60 years, died on July 17, 2001, at the age of 97, in Monterey. Mr. Taylor was born and raised in London, England and attended London schools until he was old enough enlist in WWII.
During the war, Mr. Taylor lived in the United States, which enabled him to help his family and friends living in England by sending them large packages of dry goods, items that were not available because of the war. After finishing his term, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1928, at the age of 24, arriving in Maine, where he worked on a dairy farm. He then proceeded west where he met an English friend. They continued west and shared expenses in California.
Mr. Taylor arrived in San Juan Bautista in 1942, where he dairy farmed for Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox of Aromas. After they passed away, he went to work for the Ideal Cement Plant.
In 1952, he married his late wife, Melecey Taylor, who passed away in 1995. They lived in Aromas raising fryers, then sold their ranch in 1969 when they retired to San Juan Bautista.
Mr. Taylor was an avid oil painter - painting Mission scenes and portraits - many of which are still being displayed near Bank of America. He supported the Elementary School system, the Fire Department, and St. Augustine’s Church. He also was a part of St. Augustine’s American Episcopal Church, the A.A.R.P. and Texas Lodge No. 46 F. & A.M. of San Juan Bautista - who awarded Mr. Taylor the Masonic Hirham Award, for his distinguished services in the 1980s.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Melecey Taylor, his brothers, W. Gordon Taylor, Rev. Frank Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Rev. Edmund Taylor, and Leonard Taylor.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his stepson Peter King-Monk of Carmel, his long time friend and caregiver Socorro Barajas of Hollister, his four nephews, six nieces, and ten grand-nieces and nephews, all of England.
Friends are invited to attend the graveside service on Monday, July 30th at 11 a.m. at the San Juan District Cemetery. A reception will follow at the V.F.W. Hall in San Juan Bautista.
Donations are preferred to the San Juan Fire Department, San Juan Elementary School, or St. Augustine Church c/o Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home.
Joseph Y. Herrera
Joseph Y. Herrera, 82, died on Thursday, July 14, 2001 in Hollister. He was born in Oxnard, California, and had been a long time resident of San Juan Bautista before moving to Hollister.
Mr. Herrera was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during World War II. He was part of the V.F.W. Leslie Garrett Post 6359 of San Juan Bautista and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had formerly worked for Ideal Cement Plant in San Juan Bautista, Granite Rockery in Aromas and spent many years working on the Breen Ranch.
Mr. Herrera was a welder by trade and his hobby was working with both wood and metal crafts. He was an avid Oakland A’s and Atlanta Braves fan, as well as a very devoted grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Graciela Herrera of Hollister, his sons, Martin J. Herrera of Carmel, Robert Herrera and Joseph P. Herrera, Jr. both from Hollister, his daughters, Guadalupe H. Zuniga of Salinas, and Estella Y. Herrera of Hollister, his eight grandchildren, his two great-grandchildren, his brothers Angel Herrera of San Jose, John Herrera of San Martin, Tony Herrera of Selma, Billy Herrera of Del Rey, Raymond, Pete, Ernie and Louie Herrera, his sisters Francis Angel of Tracy, Inez Valdez of Pittsburgh, Patsy Rodriguez of Ceres, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitations were held all day on Monday, July 16, 2001 with rosary services at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning from the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at the Old Mission San Juan Bautista.
Burial and graveside services where held thereafter, in the Veteran’s section of the San Juan District Cemetery.
Contributions are preferred to the San Benito Home Health Care or the American Cancer Society and the Eugenia M. Flores Memorial Fun c/o San Benito Bank.
Marjorie La Tour
Marjorie La Tour died in Hollister on July 16, 2001 at the age of 105. She was born in Sioux City, Iowa. She moved from San Jose to Aromas in 1978.
Mrs. La Tour, wife of the late Louie La Tour who died in 1978, is survived by her granddaughter and her husband, Laurie and Marlon Moss of Hollister, Darrell Allen of Sacramento, her five grandchildren, and her three great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Arlene Allen, who died earlier this year.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Garden of Memories in Salinas. Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
Cindy Kubicek Stewart Ditton
Castroville resident, Cindy Kubicek Stewart Ditton, formerly of Lake Dallas, TX, passed away July 4, 2001, at the age of 40, in San Juan Bautista.
Cindy was born in Borger, TX to John Kubicek and Earline Cooper Kubicek. She attended Lake Dallas High School and was a hostess in area restaurants.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Ditton of Castroville, sons Matthew Stewart and Garret Stewart of Arlington, TX, John Stewart of North Richland Hills, TX, daughters, Mindy and Elizabeth both of North Richland Hills and their father, David Stewart, her parents, John and Earline Kubicek of Hickory Creek, TX, sisters, Lori Theio of OK, Tonya Copeland of Denton, TX, Beckah Kubicek of Hickory Creek, her brothers, John Kubicek III of Grand Prairie, TX, Eddie Kubicek of Florida, Mike Kubicek of Irving, Robert Kubicek of Corinth, TX, and her five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2001 in Lewisville, TX with interment in Swisher Cemetery in Dallas, TX.
Local arrangements were through Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home.