Week of March 7, 2002
Helen Baugh Brown
Helen Baugh Brown died Feb. 23, 2002 at her home in Hollister.
Mrs. Brown was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 24, 1913 and was the youngest daughter of Adolphus R. and Della M. McCarty Baugh. Her family moved to Monterey in June 1914.
She lived in Monterey and Pacific Grove until she married Harold E. Brown in 1965. The couple then moved to Hollister. Mr. Brown died in 1997. Mrs. Brown worked for the Vangas Company in Monterey as a bookkeeper and for Richard Hall Real Estate in Hollister as office manager.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her two sons, Douglas H. McAulay of Oakland and Martin R. McAulay and his wife Eileen of Templeton; and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Brown.
Private services have been held and interment were at Cementerio El Encinal in Monterey.
Donations may be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation at 1232-22nd Street N.W. Washington, DC 20037-1292 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
John L. Chance
John L. Chance, a former Hollister resident who helped put Skylab into orbit, died at his home in San Bernardino on Feb. 26, 2002. He was 76.
Mr. Chance was a veteran of WWII and gave 29 years of his life to government civil service. He worked with the McDonald Douglas Corp. and worked on the huge fuel cells used on the Apollo space missions. For the 17th and final launch in the Apollo series, he was selected to be the west coast AFPRO (Air Force Programs) representative to witness the launch in Cape Canaveral with his wife, Jean.
John and Jean Chance moved to Hollister 1984. They lived at the Mission Oaks Mobile Home Park, and in the 1970's and 1980's they were active in square dance and joined the local club here. They traveled to many clubs as far away as Calgary, Canada and West Yellowstone for the U.S. square dance convention. They moved back to San Bernardino in 1989.
Mr. Chance enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. His favorites were his fly-fishing trips to Blue River, Ore.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Chance, his daughter Jonean Chance of Hollister, sisters Thelma Kennedy of Wisconsin and Phyllis Walter of Florida, brothers Charles Chance of Chula Vista, and Fred Chance of Loma Linda, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Chance was preceded in death by his son, John L. Chance Jr., brother James Chance of Arizona and sister Mary Mead of Chula Vista.
Internment was in San Bernardino March 4.
Donations are preferred to The American Heart Association.
Jesus 'Jess' Gomez
Jesus C. 'Jess' Gomez died in Clinton, Miss., on Feb. 24, 2002. He was 75.
Mr. Gomez was born in St. Louis. He had lived in Hollister for 50 years before moving to Clinton, Miss., 13 years ago to be near his children.
He was a charter member of the Hollister Lions Club, the Veteran's of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Gomez is survived by his wife, Lilly Gomez of Clinton, his daughters and their husbands, Cecilia Marquez of Clinton and Amelia (Molly) Gomez Goodman of Baton Rouge, LA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jesse Gomez.
The funeral was Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated. Interment and graveside services followed the Mass at Calvary Cemetery.
Beverly 'Bev' J. Howland
Beverly J. Howland of Hollister died suddenly at home Feb. 6. She was 72.
Mrs. Howland worked for 30 years in the gaming industry as a dealer at Harrah's Lake Tahoe Casino.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald 'Buddy' Howland, in 1999. She is survived by her children Susan Goertzen of Hollister, Doug Howland of Sacramento, and siblings Phil Sherwood of Nevada, and Nancy Rud of Grass Valley, three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements for cremation are through Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. As per her wishes, there will be no service, but the family would appreciate hearing from friends. Contributions are preferred to the Hollister Animal Shelter or Pet Friends c/o the funeral home.
Dorothy A. Regentz died on Feb. 23, 2002 in Gilroy. She was 101.
Mrs. Regentz came to this area from Mountain View in 1972 and was involved with her son in working at Dunneville Store. She was affectionately known as "Grandma" and was born in San Francisco.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Regentz, who died in 1995. She is survived by her son and his wife, William and Gloria Regentz of Hollister and five grandchildren. She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tres Pinos. Rev. Larry Betrozoff will be the celebrant. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
Arrangements and cremation are through Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home and Gavilan Hills Crematory.
Donations are preferred to Sacred Heart School or Visiting Nurses' Association.
Richard 'Dick' Schafer
Richard A. 'Dick' Schafer died on March 2, 2002 at Hazel Hawkins Hospital. He was 87.
Mr. Schafer was born Nov. 20, 1914 in Omaha, Neb., and came to San Benito County in 1980 from Arcadia. He was member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church since he moved to Hollister. He was educated at the University of Nebraska. In his youth Mr. Schafer was active in the Boys Club of Omaha. He was also a member of the International Envelope Association. He enjoyed bowling and watching professional football games.
His working career included: buyer for Livestock Commission of Forth Worth, Tex., accountant for Omaha Public Utilities District, Controller and Contract terminator for Glenn L. Martin of Omaha, Vice President and Controller for Carpenter Paper Champion International and Nebraska Paper corporation. From 1969-1980 Mr. Schafer was Vice President of Pak-well in their Denver and San Francisco offices.
Mr. Schafer is survived by his wife, Marian R. Schafer, his son Richard Stephen of Ankey, Iowa, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Arrangements for cremation are through Grunnagle Ament Nelson's Hollister Crematory. Friends are invited a memorial service today at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church 7th and Monterey Streets, Hollister.
Memorials are preferred to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hollister c/o the funeral home chapel.
Robert Roy Stephens
Robert Roy Stephens a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, American Legion Post #593 of Prunedale, died in Hollister on March 3, 2002. He was 80.
Mr. Stephens was born in Lipscomb, Tex., and came to California at age five. He lived in San Benito County for 75 years. He retired as a truck driver after 40 years. He had worked for many trucking firms but mainly for Tony Lomanto Trucking and lastly for Gene Anderson Trucking.
He is survived by his children, Robert W. Stephens of Hollister, Richard G. Stephens of Salinas, Linda C. Smith of Castroville, Janet Nicholson of San Juan Bautista, siblings, Dayton L. Stephens of Prunedale and Pat Pedrazzi of Hollister. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Stephens was preceded in death by, his son, Michael C. Stephens, and siblings, William Stephens and Jim 'T-Bone' Stephens.
As per Mr. Stephens wishes there will be no funeral. Arrangements for cremation and inurnment are under the direction of Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory.
Severino B. Zamoranos
Severino B. Zamoranos, died March 3, 2002. He was 83.
Mr. Zamoranos was a native of the Philippine Islands and had lived in Hollister for the last nine years. Prior to coming to California he was employed in the maintenance department and was with the Philippine government.
He is survived by his wife, Leonora Zamoranos of Hollister, and his children all in the Philippines: Elizabeth Cabatic, Paz Guzon, Severino Zamoranos Jr., Antonina Gacutan, Galicano Zamoranos, Apolinar Zamoranos, Madeline Gacutan and Zenida Villalon, his sisters and brother, Maxima Zamoranos, Josefina Zamoranos and Rudy Zamoranos all in the Philippines. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Rosary will be on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. Friends can pay their respects on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Mass and burial will be in Bauang, LaUnion, Philippines.
Week of February 28, 2002
John W. Hawkins
John W. Hawkins, son of Lee and Rose Hawkins, former residents of Hollister, died in Modesto on September 6, 2001. He was 94.
His grandfather, John Wilson Hawkins, was one of the founders of Hollister in the 1870's.
Catherine M. Huntsman
Catherine M. Huntsman died in Redding on Feb. 18, 2002. She was 81.
Mrs. Huntsman, the daughter of Ed and Sarah Mathews and a member of a San Benito County Pioneer Family, was born and reared in Hollister. She graduated from San Benito High School and Immaculate Conception College in Los Angeles, where she majored in music.
She and her husband late Lloyd were married in 1945 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tres Pinos. She lived in Hollister until she was inducted in the US Navy during WWII. She moved to Redding three years later and resided in Lafayette.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Michael and Lindi Huntsman of Clayton, Marilyn and Frank Kight of Sparks, Matthew Huntsman of Auburn, Maura and Tony Brown of Ellensburg and Margaret and Ed Wilson of Redding. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and in-laws in Hollister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Huntsman.
A rosary was held on February 23 at Immaculate Conception Church in Tres Pinos. Interment and graveside services followed the mass at IOOF Cemetery. Military rites will be offered by VFW Post 9242.
Donations are preferred to Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Fund of Mercy Hospice c/o Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St. Hollister, CA 95023.
Joseph Antonio-Munoz died in Hollister on Friday morning. He was 89.
Mr. Munoz was born in Managua, Nicaragua and came to Hollister in 1929 from Brawley, Calif. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Teamsters Union, Local 890 of Salinas and the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Munoz married Marcellina Solano in 1941. They raised four sons and a daughter, and in 1964 another daughter joined the family. He retired in 1977 from N.C.C. Foods as a night superintendent after 40 years with the cannery.
He is survived by his wife, Marcellina Munoz, his children and their spouses, Maria and Jose Martinez of Hollister, George and Carmen Munoz of San Juan Bautista, Peter and Jane LeRoe-Munoz of Oakland, Anthony and Lisa Boote-Munoz of Sparks, Nev., and Virginia and Jeff Hazel of Hercules. He also is survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Munoz was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Munoz Jr., who died in 1984.
The funeral was Wednesday at the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Burial and graveside services followed at Calvary Cemetery.
Contributions are preferred to Adopted Children or Sacred Heart Church.
Sister Maureen Murphy
Sister Maureen Murphy, a native of San Juan Bautista, died in Fresno on Jan. 12, 2002. She was 60.
Sister Murphy attended San Juan elementary schools with classmates who became her lifelong friends. She graduated from Hollister High School and went on to earn an associate degree in Business Administration from San Benito College with the class of 1961. After earning her AA degree, she was employed by Holex Incorporated for four years.
In 1965, she joined the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor in Garrison, N.Y. While in New York she attended the College of St. Rose in Albany and in 1974 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies. She served at various ministries and houses of the congregation in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and at the Motherhouse in Graymoor as Secretary General of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement from 1981 to 1991.
She is survived by her mother Adeline Murphy of Hollister; her brothers Thomas of Hollister and Edward of Salinas; her sisters Patricia Murphy of Hollister and Colleen Alvarez of Reno, Nev. She was preceded in death by her father, James Murphy. Sister Maureen was buried at St. Joseph cemetery in Garrison, N.Y.
A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mission San Juan Bautista. Friends are invited to attend.
Alive Margaret Stephens
Alive Margaret Stephens died on February 17, 2002 in Monterey.
Mrs. Stephens was born On July 27, 1917 in San Mateo. She was a resident of Hollister for 17 years. Prior to her retirement and move to Hollister she was considered one of Denver's top paralegals. She worked for the president of the trials lawyers' Association.
She flew with the civil air patrol for seven years and worked as Ralph Ballamy's personal assistant in New York. She enjoyed playing bridge.
She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Alice Barnhill of Rancho Santa Margarita.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Diederich, and her second husband, Lt. Col Stephens.
Private burial at sea will follow the cremation off the coast of Monterey County.