Week of May 16, 2002
Marie A. Bidart
Marie A. 'Tony' Bidart of Hollister died at the Hazel Hawkins Convalescent Hospital on May 10, 2002. She was 92.
Mrs. Bidart was born on March 29, 1910 in Rowland Heights and came to San Benito County 23 years ago. She attended La Puente High School and Huntington Memorial Hospital Nurses Training Program in Pasadena.
She entered that army and was a nurse during WWII. Upon her discharge she returned to La Puente and then Santa Ynez, where she worked for the Post Office. During her spare time she enjoyed playing bridge and working as a Pink Lady at Hazel Hawkins Hospital.
Mrs. Bidart is survived by her sisters Carmen Bourdet of Hollister and Catherine Bidart of Rowland Heights. She is also survived many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Celina Gomez.
A funeral mass and burial will take place May 18, 2002 at Queen of Heaven Mortuary Chapel and Cemetery in Rowland Heights at 11 a.m.
Elsie May Chinnery
Elsie May Chinnery of Hollister died at the Hazel Hawkins Southside Convalescent Hospital on May 9, 2002. She was 88.
Mrs. Chinnery came to California in 1974 and moved to San Benito County 17 years ago. She was a homemaker all her life.
She is survived by her daughter and spouse, Jacquee and Hector Hernandez of Hollister. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements for cremation and private inurnment are under the direction of the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory in Hollister. Contributions are preferred to your favorite charity.
Marjorie Lomanto (corrected 5-23-02)
Marjorie Lomanto of Hollister died at the Hazel Hawkins Southside Convalescent Hospital on May 9, 2002. She was 82.
Mrs. Lomanto was born in Hollister and has lived in San Benito County all her life. She attended Sacred Heart School and was a member of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir. She was also a former Pink Lady at Hazel Hawkins Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Sam P. Lomanto of Hollister and by her children and their spouses: Sam E. and Janet Lomanto and Cookie and Sal Felice of Hollister. She is also survived by her siblings Vincent Castello of Hollister, Isabel Guerra of Hollister, Julia Azevedo of Gustine, Ray Castello of San Jose, Carl Pasos of Walnut Creek, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Entombment and graveside services were held at Calvary Cemetery. Contributions are preferred to Sacred Heart School.
Ernest Ivan Cavazos Rivas Jr.
Ernest Ivan Cavazos Rivas Jr. died May 9 in Gilroy. He was 31.
Mr. Rivas was born in Corpus Christi, Tex., and had come to Hollister a short time ago to be near family when he fell ill. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
He is survived by his father and step mother Ernie and Janet Rivas of Hollister, his mother, Pearl Hawkins of San Antonio, Tex., his brothers and sisters Peggy Rivas of Visalia, Taylor Rivas of Hollister, Erica Rivas of Hollister, Tina Rivas-Garcia of Corpus Christi, John Bradley Hawkins of San Antonio, Jason Lee Hawkins of San Antonio, Jennifer Karen Hawkins of San Antonio, Kevin Daniel Hawkins of San Antonio and Krystal Marie Hawkins of San Antonio, grandparents Lino and Ernestine Rivas of Salinas and Lloyd and Lilly Ripple of Corpus Christi.
Arrangements and cremation are through Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home and Gavilan Hills Crematory. Interment will be in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Donations are preferred to a special memorial fund in memory of Mr. Rivas through Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St. Hollister, CA 95023
Week of May 9, 2002
Harold E. Burke
Harold E. Burke died Monday evening at Northside Convalescent Hospital. He was 85 years.
Mr. Burke was born in Kinney Heights, Kansas Sept. 27, 2002. He is a graduate of UCLA and a member of Free and Accepted Masons. He came to Hollister with his wife, Noreene, six years ago from Yakima, Wash., and lived previously in the San Jose area. He was an avid sportsman who liked all outdoor sports and most recently played golf.
In addition to Noreene Burke of Hollister, he is survived by his children Michael Burke of Hollister and Pat Seely of Yakima, and five grandchildren.
Visitation is today from noon until 12:45 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The funeral follows at 1 p.m. with burial at the IOOF Cemetery.
Donations are preferred to The American Heart Association in memory of Mr. Burke. Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Frank M. Fields
Frank M. Fields died at his Sunnyside Gardens residence in Sunnyvale on May 3, 2002. He was 88.
Mr. Fields was born in Kansas City, Kansas and lived in Sunnyvale for 30 years. He came to San Benito County in 1985 and lived in Hollister for 15 years.
Mr. Fields attended the Los Angeles College of Osteopathy Medicine. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a member of the Hollister Elks Lodge. He worked as an engineer with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company for 30 years.
Mr. Fields is survived by his wife, Marceil J. Fields of Fair Oaks, his children, Mary Bartels of San Juan Bautista and James W. Fields of Fair Oaks, and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hollister. Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory of Hollister.
Lena Felice died Tuesday at her home in Hollister. She was 85.
Mrs. Felice was born in Grants Pass, Ore., and came to San Benito County in 1946. She moved to Napa at an early age then to Hollister, where she married Joseph Peter Felice.
Mrs. Felice was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Republican Women's Club, The Elk's First Ladies Club, where she received the Elk's Woman of the year award, and the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary. She also helped raise funds for many charities in San Benito County.
She was a homemaker and former office manager for Hollister Garage.
Mrs. Felice is survived by her son, Joseph P. Felice III, three grandchildren and her sister Jennie Paine of Napa, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Peter Felice in 1995.
The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery. Contributions are preferred to the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation.
David E. Hermosillo
David E. Hermosillo died May 2, 2002 in Salinas. He was 70.
Mr. Hermosillo had lived in San Benito County for only one year after moving from Mexico. He was born in Marino, Colorado and was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Hollister.
He is survived by his wife, Raquel Hermosillo of Los Angeles, his brothers and sister Angie Gonzalez of Indio, Ruben Hermosillo of Gilroy, Lubin Hermosillo of Hollister and Geronimo Hermosillo of Mexico, and several nieces and nephews.
The Rosary was May 6 at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. The Mass was May 7 at Sacred Heart Church.
Adrian Michael Jaquez
Adrian Michael Jaquez died on May 5, 2002 due to a motorcycle accident in Aromas. He was 19.
Mr. Jaquez was born in Watsonville and lived in Aromas all his life. He attended Anzar High School and graduated from North Monterey High School in 2001. He was currently attending Cabrillo College. He enjoyed attending car shows and performing free-style dirt bike riding. His favorite places to ride were Pismo Beach and Hollister Hills. He worked in construction in the family business, Tony G. Jaquez and Sons.
He is survived by, his parents Kathleen and Tony Jaquez of Aromas, brothers Rick and Tony Jaquez Jr. both of Watsonville, and Arnold Jaquez of Salinas, sisters Vickie Galvan and Michelle Parra, both of Moss Landing, Carla Perez of Patterson, and Patricia Pizana of Aromas. He is also survived b his grandmother, Frances G. Jaquez of Watsonville and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and two great nieces.
A vigil service was held on Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church. A mass of Christian burial will be held today at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church burial will follow at Valley Cemetery.
Mildred Selement Reddick
Mildred Pauline Selement Reddick, an artist who painted scenes from the Panoche Valley and other locations in and out of San Benito County, died April 18, 2002 in Stockton with her daughter at her side. She was 69.
Mrs. Reddick moved to Dos Palos from Oklahoma in 1943. In July 1947, 14-year old Mildred and her sisters finished their work at Hollister's local Kelly Ranch, behind what is now the Safeway market, and went into town for ice cream; they stumbled upon the original Gypsy Tour Biker "rebellion," now commemorated annually in Hollister.
After graduating from Dos Palos High, she worked as a secretary before meeting her future husband, Harry E. Reddick, Jr., DVM . They were married in Carson City, Nev., February 28, 1954.
As an artist working in oil, watercolor and acrylic paints, nature was her subject, especially the Panoche area of San Benito and Merced counties, and rural Idaho. Her work received many awards, and is featured in several San Benito county private collections, as well as both national and international collections. She received her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from California State University at Fresno when she was 48.
An avid gardener, Idaho magazine featured her five-acre Idaho garden on its cover. Mildred loved music, camping and fishing. She worshipped with the local church of Christ all her adult life.
She is survived by husband of 48 years, Harry; daughter Kathleen Reddick Yager and her husband, Bruce, of Hollister; sons David Reddick and his wife, Susie of McCall, Idaho and Daniel Reddick of Bakersfield; and six grandchildren. In addition she is survived by siblings Dorothy Gamboni, Katherine Lorson Ray Adams, Jim Selement, sister in law Ruth Teague and 18 nieces and nephews.
Internment at Dos Palos Cemetery; remembrances to Church of Christ, 1835 Palo Alto, Dos Palos, CA 93620.
Margie M. Vineyard
Margie M. Vineyard died on May 2, 2002 in Modesto. She was 84.
Mrs. Vineyard was born in Mesquite, Tex., in 1917 and was a San Benito County resident for many years. When in Hollister she operated her own housekeeping business. She moved to Modesto six years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, and is survived by her children, Don Vineyard of Dallas, Martha Simpson of Shawnee, Okla., Nancy Matthews of Hollister, Jean Wood of Eugene, Ore., John Vineyard of Capitola, Pat Styles of Lemoore, Ken Vineyard of Hollister, Jim Vineyard of Saharita, Ariz., David Vineyard of Tennessee and Wanda Rosamond of Los Banos. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the IOOF Cemetery in Hollister. A reception will follow the services at the home of Ken Vineyard, 6821 Southside Rd, Hollister.
Arrangements and cremation are through Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home and Gavilan Hills Crematory.
Donations are preferred to The Alzheimer's Day Care Center, c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St. Hollister, CA 95023.