From Santa Cruz, California:
May 29, 2002
Gerald F. Carroll
No services are planned for Gerald Carroll, who died Saturday at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula after a brief illness. He was 62.
Mr. Carroll was born in Vallejo. He lived in Moss Landing for nine years and in Santa Cruz for 14 years.
Mr. Carroll was a retired Air Force radar technician. He is survived by his daughter, Lynne Schneider of Fall River Mills; sons Daniel Carroll of Whittier and Sean Carroll of Redding; brother Ron Carroll of Washington; sister Colleen Carroll of Colorado; and several grandchildren.
Mr. Carroll’s ashes will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Donations are preferred to the American Cancer Society, 1184 Monroe St. in Salinas.
Clarissa Lillian Blount
Services will be Saturday for Clarissa Lillian Blount, who died Sunday at her Scotts Valley home after a brief illness. She was 93.
Mrs. Blount was born in New Zealand and came to America in 1945. She had lived in Santa Cruz County for 28 years and was active in the community.
Mrs. Blount was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority since 1945.
She was also a member of the Neuf Trous Women’s Golf Group at Pasatiempo Golf Course, Chaparral Poets of Santa Cruz, the Montevalle Chorale, Friends of the Library, the Santa Cruz Newcomers Club, the Santa Cruz Symphony Guild and the League for Nursing Home Reform.
She was an opera singer, pianist, artist and poet.
In the 1970s, she worked as a music therapist throughout the county, teaching music to children with disabilities. She loved to travel and enjoyed swimming.
Mrs. Blount lost a daughter in the 1982 Love Creek landslide, though she and three others were rescued by Ben Lomond firefighters after a wall of mud smashed through area homes. She later wrote a poem thanking her rescuers, and firefighters hung it on the firehouse wall.
She is survived by a daughter, Julie Lowry of Santa Cruz and Sonora; a sister, Doreen Perrett of New Zealand; four stepgrandchildren; two great-stepgrandchildren; two nephews; two nieces; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her husband, Ernest Blount, died in 1961, and her daughter, Yvonne Blount, died in 1982.
A celebration of her life will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip the Apostle Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley. The Rev. Martin Yabroff will officiate.
Contributions are preferred to Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95002, or Meals on Wheels, 1777-A Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062.
Arrangements are by Santa Cruz Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
Services will be Sunday for Milt Loveless, who died Friday at his home in Watsonville. He was 73.
Mr. Loveless was a native of Watsonville. He graduated from Watsonville High School and worked as a grower and shipper in the area for many years.
Mr. Loveless had competed as a nationally ranked table-tennis player and was president of the Pajaro Valley Table Tennis Association. He was also chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maria Loveless; sons Dave Loveless and Steve Loveless of Watsonville; and sister Dorothy McGrath of Watsonville.
Services will be at the Corralitos Community Methodist Church on Sunday at 3 p.m. Private cremation will be later at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
Donations are preferred to the Retinal Diagnostic Research Fund at 3803 S. Bascom, Suite 104, Campbell, CA 95008.
Rachel Lee Young
Services will be private for Rachel Lee Young, who died last Wednesday at her home in Capitola of heart failure. She was 55.
Ms. Young was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Oxnard. She worked as a project manager for Ausinia Inc. in Monterey. She served on the Santa Cruz County First District Housing Advisory Commission.
She is survived by her domestic partner, Mary Bryant, sons Sean Young of Virginia, Jon Young of Washington and Ian Young of Washington; and sisters Kathy Richmond and Jackie Ogle.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Young, and brother Robert Young.