From Santa Cruz, California:
March 3, 2001
Lloyd G. Blount
Services are Sunday for Lloyd G. "Smokey" Blount, who died Thursday in Watsonville. He was 85.
Mr. Blount was born in Stevenson, and moved to Anaheim, where he was a cold storage businessman. He moved to Watsonville 18 years ago. Mr. Blount was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Watsonville.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Fisher-Blount of Watsonville; a stepdaughter, Melissa Offutt of Aptos; a stepson, L. Dale Fisher of Santa Cruz; a brother, Vernon Blount of Arizona; and a sister, Glena Iverson of Paso Robles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Davis Memorial Chapel. Burial is 1 p.m. Thursday at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton.
Ann F. Stoick
Services are Monday for Ann F. Stoick, who died Thursday in Santa Cruz. She was 91.
Mrs. Stoick was born in Gary, N.D., and came to Santa Cruz in 1923. She graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1928 and was a supervisor at Woolworth’s on Pacific Avenue for more than 17 years. Later, Mrs. Stoick and her husband owned and operated Mac’s Patio restaurant in Capitola.
She is survived by daughters Patricia Ameil of Santa Cruz and Beverly Turner of Sparks, Nev.; a son, James Beard of Santa Cruz; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Frank Stoick, died in 1987.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Memorial Crystal Chapel. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park.
Contributions are preferred to the California Missions Foundation, 5 Third St., Suite 528, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Matthew R. Kennedy
Services are March 24 for Matthew "Matt" Rodney Kennedy, who died Monday in a snowmobile accident in Oregon. He was 18.
Mr. Kennedy was born in Boulder, Colo. He attended Sun River Preparatory School in Bend, Ore., for three years, where he acted in school plays and sang in the Central Oregon Children’s Chorus.
He was on the varsity wrestling team and played soccer at Bend High School. Mr. Kennedy moved to Santa Cruz a year ago. He graduated from Santa Cruz High, class of 2000 and worked at Sushi Now! on Pacific Avenue.
Mr. Kennedy climbed and worked at Pacific Edge. He was a member of the Y.O.U. youth group at Unity Temple, and had planned to study culinary arts after completing a Navy assignment.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Rod and Tracey Kennedy of Bend, Ore.; grandparents Clarke and Eliza Livingston Bingham of Santa Cruz and Bart Voorsanger of New York; great-grandmother Katherine Livingston; an aunt and three uncles; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Roxanna, who died in 1985.
Memorial services are 4 p.m. March 24 at Unity Church, 407 Broadway, Santa Cruz.
Contributions are preferred to Mattie’s Climb, a scholarship fund being established to give at-risk youth opportunities to join rock-climbing programs, c/o Coast Commercial Bank, account no. 01924028, 720 Front St., Santa Cruz.
August 18, 2001
Charles L. Schaefer
No services will be held for Charles Lawrence Schaefer, who died Thursday. He was 83.
Mr. Schaefer was born in San Jose and moved to Santa Cruz in 1973.
He was a police officer with the San Jose Police Department for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Schaefer; sons Patrick Schaefer of Soquel and Dale Schaefer of Germany; four grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.
At his request, no services will be held.
Contributions are preferred to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.
Arrangements are by Norman’s Family Chapel in Soquel.
Ronald D. Miller
Services will be Aug. 26 for Ronald Dean Miller, who died of heart failure Aug. 4 in Payola, Kan. He was 37.
Mr. Miller was born in Santa Cruz and moved to Yreka in 1968. He attended Yreka High School, graduating in 1982, where he was a standout baseball and football athlete.
He attended College of the Siskiyous in Weed, where he continued to play football. After COS, he attended Cabrillo College.
He worked as an electrician and loved to surf. He continued to play minor league baseball as a pitcher for the San Jose Giants until this year.
He is survived by his fiancee, Georgia Meyer; two stepchildren; parents Richard and Margaret Miller of Yreka; sister Kim Weddle of Yreka; brothers Rusty Miller of Nashville, Aaron Miller of Napa; grandmother Nadine Wallace of Anderson; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Twin Lakes Beach. For more information, call the family at 479-7121.
Contributions are preferred to Madrone Hospice, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097, or to a local youth athletic association.
Noel O. Crockett
Services will be Aug. 28 for Noel Oscar Crockett, who died of pulmonary failure Aug. 8 at VA Hospital in Palo Alto. He was 80.
Mr. Crockett was born in Portland, Ore., and moved to Capitola 12 years ago.
He was a radio man with the Navy in the South Pacific, during World War II and later, an aircraft mechanic with United Airlines.
He was a scholar of Japanese history, and wrote a manuscript "The History of Japan, 1867-1941: The Road to War."
He belonged to the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Capitola, Cabrillo Fitness Club and Nippon Sei Kokei, the Anglican Church in Japan.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Ann O’Hearn of Mt. Vernon, Wash., and son David Charles Vance of Chicago.
His daughter, Mary Kay Crockett, died before him.
Services will be 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 216 Oakland Ave., in Capitola.
Contributions are preferred to 2nd Century Fund c/o St. John the Baptist, 216 Oakland Ave., Capitola, CA 95010.