Week of January 10, 2002
Cosme Fidel Ocampo Lopez
Cosme Fidel Ocampo Lopez, a member of Sacred Heart Church and Teamsters Local 890, died in Hollister on Dec. 29, 2001. He was 45.
Mr. Lopez was born in Mexico City. He had lived in Hollister for 14 years and worked for San Benito Foods for many years. He and his wife, Evangelina, were married in 1980 in Mexico.
He is survived by his wife, Evangelina Ocampo of Hollister, his son, Ricardo Ocampo Arciniega of Hollister, brothers and sister Elena Ocampo, Gloria Ocampo, Maria Clara Ocampo, Filiberto Ocampo, Santos Ocampo and Manuel Ocampo. Mr. Lopez is also survived by many cousins.
A memorial service was held on Jan. 4, 2001 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Reverend Miguel Grajeda was the celebrant. Interment and services will be held in San Bartolo, Mexico D.F.
Madge R. Young
Madge R. Young, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and resident of San Benito County for 51 years, died Jan. 4 in a convalescent hospital in Watsonville. She was 88.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker and member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West and Sacred Heart Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis G. Young, in 1991.
Surviving her are daughters Leslie A. Plecque of San Jose, Katherine G. Rey of Hollister, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Monday at Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home with Fr. Miguel Grajeda. Interment was at the IOOF Cemetery. Donations are preferred to the Heart Association or VNA c/o the mortuary chapel.
Lovel R. Broadfoot
Longtime San Benito resident Lovel R. Broadfoot died on Jan. 3, 2002. He was 87.
Mr. Broadfoot was born in Salem, Mo. He was an orchardist and farmed apricots and walnuts. He liked to fish, camp and hunt.
Mr. Broadfoot, husband of the late Doris Broadfoot, is survived by his daughter Arlene Taylor of Lacy, Wash., two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday at 10 a.m. at the Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home. Reverend Richard Smith of the United Methodist Church officiated.
Interment and graveside services were at the IOOF Cemetery.
William Alan Cullumber
William Alan Cullumber, a member of Knights of Columbus, died on Dec. 31, 2001 at his home. He was 64.
Mr. Cullumber was born on March 8, 1937 in San Juan Valley and has lived in San Benito County all this life. He attended local school and graduated from San Benito High School, when he went to work for Cullumber Construction.
Mr. Cullumber was a San Juan Bautista Council Member during the late 1960's and early 1970's. He played City League basketball and was a Little League coach. Mr. Cullumber was a Boy Scout Leader and nearly was an Eagle Scout. He was also a San Juan Volunteer Fireman. He and his wife, Stella, were married 45 years last August.
Mr. Cullumber loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Stella Cullumber of San Juan Bautista, his children and their spouses: Carolyn and Jason Noble of Tres Pinos, Cynthia and Ron Morgan of Hollister, Charlotte and George Netto of Santa Clara, Alan Jr. and Terry Cullumber of Hollister. He also is survived by seven grandchildren, siblings Betty Hutchinson of San Juan Bautista, Joe Cullumber of San Juan Bautista and Shirley Maggini of Healdsburg. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Reverend John Amelio of the Church of Glad Tidings officiated. Private burial will be at the San Juan District Cemetery. Contributions are preferred to the Community Pantry, Pet Friends or Hospice.
Charlotte Velasco Ortiz, a charter member of M.A.C.E. in Hollister, died on January 4, 2002 at her Hollister home. She was 71.
Mrs. Ortiz was born in San Juan Bautista and lived in San Benito County all her life. She attended San Juan Grammar School and San Benito High School. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Old Mission San Juan Bautista.
Mrs. Ortiz was also involved with many local clubs such as Eagles Auxiliary No. 1017 of Hollister, the Catholic Ladies Aid Society and TOPS. She was a former employee for Tri-Valley Growers for 15 years and was a teacher's aid at San Benito High School for 21 years. There she was 'The Detention Lady' and affectionately called 'Sarge' by many students. She also was the Queen of the Snorkels.
She was the first vice president of the Sacred Heart Mother's Club and was the hamburger chairman for many years. She was also manager of Bolado Park Concessions from 1972-1976. Her later years were spent as a caregiver to children and the elderly.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Michael and Jill Ortiz of San Juan Bautista, Marti McKim of Hollister, Rose Ortiz of Hollister, Rick Ortiz of Hollister, loving companion Rogelio Sanchez of Hollister, siblings Mary Sellen of San Juan Bautista, Raymond Velasco of Hollister, Anita Morris of Antioch, Lupe Ortiz of Hollister, Richard Velasco of San Juan Bautista. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elvira Uribe.
Visitation was Monday at the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Mass was at Old Mission San Juan Bautista with intermenty San Juan Cemetery. Donations are preferred to American Lung Assn/Pulmonary fibrosis c/o the mortuary.
Week of January 4, 2002
Joseph E. Andrade
Joseph E. Andrade died in Salinas on Dec. 24, 2001. He was 80.
Mr. Andrade was born in Sonora, Mexico. He came to his area as a young boy from San Gabriel, worked for many years for Tri-Valley Growers and was member of Teamsters Local 890. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Church and served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his children and their spouses; Joseph Jr. and Helen Andrade of Hollister, Lawrence Andrade of Hollister, Carol and Marty Martinez of Hollister, Steve and Chris Andrade of Hollister, Alex Andrade of Hollister, Annette and Danny Lopez of Hollister, and Michael Andrade of Hollister. His sister-in-law Mary Andrade of San Jose, 16 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Andrade, who died in 1984, children Abraham Andrade and Stella Wilson and brother Ernest Andrade.
A Rosary was held on Dec. 30, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church. Internment and graveside services followed that mass at Calvary Cemetery.
Gerald Max Johnson
Gerald Max Johnson, a World War II veteran, died Dec. 30, 2001. He was 79.
Mr. Johnson was born and reared in Hollister until going into the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Johnson worked in a printer for the Los Angeles Times newspaper for 15 years until his retirement.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his brother Melvin Johnson of Kansas, sister Peggy Thompson of Kansas, sister Aleen Dumont of Auburn, sister Juanita Valdez of Hollister, long time friend Jim Goodman of West Hills, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his sister Leona Ford.
Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hollister. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home.
Ruth Bravo died at Mark Twain Hospital in San Andreas on Dec. 24, 2001. She was 85.
Mrs. Bravo was born in Asarco, Durango, Mexico. She had been a resident of Hollister for many years with her husband 'Nash' Bravo, who died in 1994. Recently she moved to San Andreas to be closer to her son, Richard and wife Lois of Calaveras County. When in Hollister she was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
Mrs. Bravo is survived by her children Richard Bravo of Murphy's, Helen Leininger of Saratoga, Dolores Owens, David Bravo of Redwood City and Gregory Bravo of Beaverton, Ore. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Mass will be on Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with intermenty at the IOOF Cemetery.
John Patrick Hastings
John Patrick Hastings died Dec. 14, 2001 at his residence with his family at his side. He was 76.
Mr. Hastings was born in Chicago and came to San Benito County 27 years ago. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, where he and his wife Lucille donated time to the parish. He was a self-employed businessman for over 30 years in the ornamental industry.
He and Lucille were married for 48 years last November. His interests were his family, his grandchildren and golf. Mr. Hastings was a former member of Ridgemark Golf and Country Club until his health prevented him from playing.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Hastings of Hollister, daughters, Judy Hooper and husband Don of Hollister, Bonnie Freeman and husband Fred of Santa Barbara, son Mike Hastings of Reno, brother Ted Hastings of Chicago, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son John Thomas Hastings in 1977.
Arrangements have been made through Grunnagle Ament Nelson Crematory for private cremation and entombment. A memorial mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Tres Pinos on January 5 at 10 a.m. to which friends are invited. Reception at the Hall will follow the mass. Donations are preferred to the Hospice of Central Coast c/o and Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home.
Rose A. Mortara
Rose A. Mortara died in Santa Rosa on Dec. 19, 2001. She was 91.
Mrs. Mortara was born in Salinas in 1910 and came to San Benito County in 1988. She attended many Salinas schools and was a member of the Ladies Whisteria Circle of Druids of Salinas. Mrs. Mortara was a homemaker and co-rancher and business owner with her husband in San Benito County and Riverside.
She is survived by husband, Nathaniel H. Mortara of Hollister, son Richard Mortara and wife Rita Mortara of Santa Rosa, sister, Mary Valli of Riverside and cousins in the Hollister area.
Services for family only were held at Bellevue Mausoleum, Ontario, under the Direction of the Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home. Memorials are preferred to the visiting nurses Hospice of Santa Rosa, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, 95401.
Marcela Zavala, a long-time Hollister resident, died in Los Banos on Dec. 28, 2001. She was 87.
Mrs. Zavala was born in Tucla, Tex. She had lived in Hollister from 1994 to 1999 moving here from San Antonio, and then moved to Los Banos in 1999 to be with her daughter. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church.
Mrs. Zavala is survived by her daughter, Lillie Hildebrand of Los Banos, her nieces, Oralia Perez of Los Banos, and Margaret Lopez of Corpus Christy, Tex., two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A Rosary and vigil service were held Wednesday. The mass is today at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Friends can gather at Black Cooper Sander funeral home at 11 a.m. to proceed to the church.
Donation re preferred to the Alzheimer's Day Care Center c/o the Funeral Home.