Obituaries

2001-05-22T00:00:00Z Obituaries Santa Maria Times
May 22, 2001 12:00 am

For May 22, 2001

Kress Wilson McCune

At his request, cremation will be held at the Dudley-Hoffman Crematory for Mr. Kress Wilson McCune, 84, Santa Maria, with private inurnment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. A memorial service will be held at the Vision of Hope Community Church, 3130 Skyway Dr., Suite 501, Santa Maria, Calif. at a later date.

Mr. McCune passed away May 19, 2001 at his residence of natural causes. He was born Dec. 28, 1916 in Pasco, Washington.

Mr. McCune has lived in Santa Maria since 1984. He retired in 1979 in Harbor City, Calif. after 38 years as a supervisor in Texaco Refinery. He was a member of the Vision of Hope Community Church.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. June A. McCune, Santa Maria; daughter, Dianna L. and husband Charles Hartshorn, Santa Maria; grandchildren, Duke and wife Wendy Gatlin, Torrance, Brian and wife Tami Hartshorn, Santa Maria, Cindy Hartshorn, Las Vegas, and Heather Meth, Layton, Utah; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Gatlin, Zachery Hartshorn and Joshua Meth.

Memorials may be made to Vision of Hope Community Church, 3130 Skyway Dr. Suite 501, Santa Maria, CA 93455. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary.

Gerald T. "Jerry" Venegas

There will be a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 22 from 3-7 p.m. at the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary for Mr. Gerald T. "Jerry" Venegas, 45, Santa Maria. On Wednesday, May 23, the funeral will be a graveside service at the Santa Maria Cemetery at 10 a.m. A celebration of life service will be held in Sherman Oaks at a later date.

Mr. Venegas passed away May 17, 2001 at a hospital in Los Angeles surrounded by family and friends.

Gerald T. Venegas was born June 4, 1955 in Santa Barbara at St. Francis Hospital to Thomas and Mary Venegas. He attended Jefferson Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High and High Schools and UCSB.

He worked at the corporate office for Continental Air Lines and at a later time he worked as a computer systems analyst for the corporate office of Hyundai Corp., a manufacturer of automobiles and one of the largest builders of ships in the world. He loved people and helped the homeless in the rough streets of Los Angeles by taking blankets to them, and handing them cash to the parents could buy food for the homeless children. He also told the street people where to obtain help to help get them out of their dilemma. He also, when the time permitted, went to the homes of the terminally ill and would write letters for them or fix a simple meal for them. He also suggested various programs and services for which they could apply.

He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Mary Venegas, Santa Maria; sister Stella Raef, Santa Maria; uncles, Edward Ochoa and wife Terri, Francis Clift, Lewis Venegas and wife Regina and many cousins.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Victor Beer, Dr. Gotlib, and the staff in Los Angeles who treated Jerry with compassion, dignity and love during his long battle with cancer.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to UCLA Cancer Research Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary.

Death Notices

Floyd C. Melton, 92, Arroyo Grande, May 21. Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

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