The angels in heaven have reclaimed one of their own with the passing of our beloved mother, Nitcha Acuna, who passed on June 20, 2018. Nitcha was born on December 6, 1930 in Colorado but grew up in Utah. She moved out west to California, one of only two in her family to do so. She settled d…

Charles (C.T.) Richardson passed away peacefully on June 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born in San Luis Obispo on May 15, 1934, to Jennie Villa and Charles Richardson, Sr. At the age of five he moved to Santa Barbara where he attended local schools before joining the…

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Henry “Hank” Schiff was born to Arthur and Flora Schiff in Hoboken, NJ, on November 22, 1924. He joined an older brother, Lester, 4 years old, and before long the family grew to include twins, Richard and Rita. The twins were close to Hank's age and they called themselves The Triplets, remai…

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Alice Z. Garry, 92, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 20, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Rosemary Christine Fox, 67, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 19, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Norma Ruth Mayhew, 81, resident of Arroyo Grande, CA passed away June 21, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Filemon Curiel, 62, of Santa Maria CA passed away on June 17th, 2018. Filemon was born in Mascota, Jalisco on December 20th, 1955. He moved with his siblings to Santa Maria in 1971, when he was 16 years old.

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Lizbeth Lopez-Lopez, 15, resident of Santa Maria, passed away June 12, 2018. Services have been entrusted to the care of of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Arthur Santos, 88, resident of Grover Beach, passed away June 18, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Antonio Roybal, 90, resident of Santa Maria, passed away June 13, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Nitcha Acuña, 87, of Santa Maria, passed away June 20, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary. www.morenomortuary.com

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Ana Marie Ortiz, resident of Santa Maria, passed away June 8, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Karen Caroland, 66, resident of Arroyo Grande, passed away June 10, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Henry Schiff, 93, of Santa Maria, passed away June 20, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. www.magnermaloney.com

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Susan Horton, 60, resident of Santa Barbara, passed away June 15, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Keith Ronald Bachtel, 69, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 13, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Cynthia Miller-Lange, 52, passed away June 18, 2018. Cindy was born and raised in Santa Maria. She was currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her beloved husband, Jason, of 22yrs. Services are planned for Monday evening-7pm, June 25, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses…

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On June 12, Carolyn Ruby Ruiz, but mostly known as Carol, left this earth for a better place. She lost her battle with cancer. She was accompanied by angels to the gates of heaven.

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Paul Arthur Arriola, 67, passed away surrounded by his family on June 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife Laura, and daughters; Janaya, Angie, Meahgan, Lisa and their spouses. He has two brothers, Kirby, and John and his wife Sandy. Paul dearly loved his grandkids, all 7 of them, and will b…

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John Allen, 74, was called home to the Lord on June 13, 2018 with his loving family by his side.

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Louis Andrade, 87, born July 1st in Corcoran, California passed away peacefully May 23, 2018 in Santa Cruz CA.He received a BA from UC Santa Barbara, and an MA from CSULA. He taught for 30 years, 2 years at Arroyo High School, Hayward CA. He taught Auto Shop at Culver City High School for 28…

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Margaret Mary Powell was born on February 19, 1924 in Scramoge, County Roscommon, Ireland. She left quietly on June 16, 2018. She died from complications related to a fall she sustained.

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At 90 years young, Peter J. Rojas (Pete) of Santa Maria, CA passed away on June 14, 2018.

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Dianna Lynn Landers, 71, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 17, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Paul Arthur Arriola, 67, resident of Orcutt, CA passed away June 15, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Cecilia Teresa Marquez, 76, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 15, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Gerald (Jerry) Lee Sparling passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018 with family and loved ones at his bedside.

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Gerald Lee Sparling, 88, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 15, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Filemon Pena Curiel, 62, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 17, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Richard James Verdin, 55, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 17, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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CMSgt (Ret) Gregory L Cooper Jr passed away on June 13 in Santa Maria, California. Greg was born on September 20, 1930 in Muskegon, MI, then raised on a Depression-era farm in Austin, MN, where he loved to play sports, grow vegetables, fishing, build things and wanted to travel the world.

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William (Bill) E. Couey passed away June 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Bill lived life to the fullest for 86 years. He was a dedicated husband to Betty, his wife of 64 years, father to Brenee', grandfather to Cameron and Chad, and great-grandfather to Ella. They will be forever …

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George Zanetti, 97, of Santa Maria, passed away June 15, 2018. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. www.magnermaloney.com

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Frances Jarratt Merewether, 92, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 17, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Sandra L. Elliott died June14, 2018 in Santa Maria, CA. Sandra was born May 7, 1936 in Stockton, CA to Albert and Dorris Foster. Sandra worked for the State of California Department of Cal Trans for 27 years. She began as a clerk in Shop 10 in Stockton, CA and worked her way up through the r…

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Gregory L. Cooper, Jr., 87, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away June 13, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com