From Santa Cruz, California:
May 28, 2003
Mabel M. Powell
Services will be today for Mabel M. Powell, who died Friday in Medford, Ore. She was 83.
She was born in Olive Hill, Ky., and lived in Santa Cruz from 1947 to 1995. She wrote poetry and enjoyed crocheting.
She is survived by sons Robert Powell of Talent, Ore., and Don Powell of La Grand, Ore.; and one grandchild.
Five brothers and two sisters died before her.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Stearns Cemetery. Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home in Ashland, Ore., is in charge of the arrangements.
Jewel Fern Serpa
Services will be Thursday for Jewel Toohey Serpa, who died Friday in Watsonville. She was 92.
Mrs. Serpa was born in Jay, Okla., and moved to the area 35 years ago.
She owned a cattle ranch with her first husband. She also worked as a waitress as well as a grocery store clerk.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a foster grandparent.
She loved to cook. Her specialties were egg noodles and apple pies. She also liked to quilt.
Her husband of more than 20 years, Earl Toohey, and her husband of 13 years, Lewis Serpa, died before her.
She is survived by son Michael Toohey of Watsonville and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Davis Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park on Hecker Pass Road, Watsonville.
Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel.
Robert G. Probst
Services will be Thursday for Robert G. "Bob" Probst, who died Sunday in Watsonville Community Hospital. He was 39.
Mr. Probst, a native of Chicago, lived in Watsonville for 16 years.
Mr. Probst had been in the catering business since age 14. While in Watsonville, he ran the Santa Cruz Catering Co.
He is survived by wife Deysi of Watsonville; sons Robert Joseph and Glennon Calvin, both of Watsonville; brother Eric Wilmas of Kansas; sisters Robyn Carter of Whidbey Island, Wash., and Mychael DeLa Torre of Simi Valley; mother Collie Bernabe of St. Louis, Mo.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
A vigil service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Mehlís Colonial Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrickís Church. Private cremation will follow. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mehlís Colonial Chapel.
Services will be private for Donald Vaswig, who died May 23 at Longmont United Hospital in Colorado. He was 59.
Mr. Vaswig was born in Oregon. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps and was stationed at Moffett Field. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound and received his masterís in business administration from UC Santa Cruz.
He married Diane Gibson on Jan. 24, 1981, in Saratoga.
His family said Mr. Vaswig was a dedicated career man having been a former partner/owner of Harmony Foods in Santa Cruz. He also held controller and vice president positions at National Semiconductor Corp.
He moved from Santa Cruz to Niwot, Colo., five years ago. He attended Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot.
He was an avid skier, and a ski instructor and downhill racer in his youth, a talented tennis player, a daring scuba diver, an amateur horticulturist and mason, and a creative stained glass artist. He had a keen interest in investment research and loved to read Bible scriptures, his family said.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, son Kristian, and daughter Whitney, all of Colorado; and his mother, Dagny Vaswig of Washington.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Marie Vaswig, and his father.
Interment will be at Ryssby Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 3 Forest St., New Canaan, CT 06840.
Services will be private for Giulio Bardoni, who died Saturday in Aptos. He was 80.
Mr. Bardoni was a Santa Cruz native.
He farmed on the North Coast and in the Watsonville area for 40 years.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his three grandchildren, Jaeson, Gina and Michael Bardoni of Salinas.
He is survived by his wife, Rena Bardoni of Aptos; a daughter, Christine Volckening of Santa Fe, N.M.; a son, Dino Bardoni of Salinas; two brothers, Leo Bardoni of Sunnyvale and Silvio Bardoni of Santa Cruz; and three grandchildren.
Contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 95065.
Oakwood Memorial Chapel in Santa Cruz is in charge of arrangements.
Jacklyn ĎJackií Erlin
Services will be private for Jacklyn "Jacki" Erlin, who died unexpectedly May 16 at her Santa Cruz home. She was 52.
Ms. Erlin was born in Oakland. She graduated from Santa Cruz High School with straight Aís, and from UC Davis.
She worked for a number of large corporations, including Levi Strauss and The Gap, where she rose to senior buyer.
Ms. Erlinís travels took her to every continent and many different countries. Though diagnosed bi-polar at a young age, she carried on with her career for more than 25 years, returning to live in Santa Cruz from New York after the Sept. 11 attacks.
She is survived by parents Shirley and Richard Erlin Jr. of Santa Cruz; sister Kathi Davison of Texas; brother Rick Erlin; three nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by friend Stan Gilula of New York.
Arrangements are by Santa Cruz Memorial Park.
Joan P. Peterson
Services are pending for Joan Patricia Peterson, who died Friday after a long illness. She was 72.
Mrs. Peterson had lived in Santa Cruz since 1964. She worked as a kitchen supervisor at Dominican Hospital for 20 years.
Mrs. Peterson was a member of St. Stephenís Lutheran Church. She enjoyed painting and arts and crafts.
She is survived by sons Todd Peterson of Castro Valley, Stuart Peterson of Soquel, Curtis Peterson of Orange County and Jon Peterson of San Diego; and three grandchildren.
Contributions are preferred to St. Stephenís Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062.