Jimmie Higgins, 75, of Nipomo, passed away February 18, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

Suzette Lee, 75, of Santa Maria, passed away February 22, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. www.magnermaloney.com

Robert "Bob" Ankerholz, 80, of Nipomo, passed away February 12, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

Arthur David Jesensky, 85, of Venice, FL via Santa Maria, CA and previously Punxsutawney, PA, died with family surrounding him on February 16, 2019.

Margaret Ensminger, 91, of Pismo Beach, passed away February 21, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

Our sweet sister Nancy Irene Tarczynski died on Monday, January 21st after a five year battle with cancer. She fought with humor, grace, and stubborn determination, but when she knew her time had come, she relaxed and passed peacefully away.

Linda Weinman, 57, of Grover Beach, passed away February 16, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

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Virginia V. Campos, 76, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 16, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Paul R. Reinke, 82, of Santa Maria, passed away February 14, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. www.magnermaloney.com

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Lillian Smith passed away on February 15, 2019. Lillian was born and educated in the State of Washington. Shortly after graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics she married Richard Irwin Smith, her husband of 50 years and …

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Ernie Joiner was born in Sylvester, GA and raised in Hialeah and Miami Springs, FL. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and in 1939 took a position with Lockheed Corporation in Burbank, CA where he worked for 35 years. Notably, he was a leading flight tes…

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Kevin Julian Tuftee, 62, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, February 14th, 2019 at his home in Santa Maria, California. the youngest of three children. Kevin is survived by his wife, Martha; daughters, Mariah (Erik) Voss, Tiffany (Amber) Tuftee-Garcia, and son Clifford (Yavanna) Tuft…

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Clarence Edward Freitas, 90, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 17, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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David R. Ogilvie, 69, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 16, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Carol Simmons, 67, resident of Santa Maria, passed away February 15, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Leah Alvarez Herrera, infant, of Santa Maria, passed away February 17, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Moreno Mortuary.

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Michael B. Steffora, 76, of Nipomo, passed away February 17, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary.

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Robert “Bob” Bumann, 70, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his home in Los Alamos, California. Bob was born on October 23, 1948 to William J. and Elsie M. Bumann, both long term residents of Los Alamos. Bob was educated at Los Alamos School and was a graduate of Righetti High School…

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Lydia Serna Cabrera, 95, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 19, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Elaine Maughan Teixeira, 91, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 13, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Elvira Gomez, 79, resident of Santa Maria, passed away February 11, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Michael Strodtman, 55, resident of Santa Maria, passed away February 10, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

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Michael Byron Steffora, 76, of Nipomo passed peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 17, 2019 with his loving wife Sue at his side. Michael was born in Pittsburgh, PA on November 15, 1942, son of Frank and Anna (Menta) Steffora. Michael attended Villanova University, and received a Bachel…

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Fred Clanton Champion, 91, of Arroyo Grande, passed away February 17, 2019. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

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Daniel “Danny” Moreno, age 41, passed away February 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife, family, friends and his faithful dog Ollie. He will forever live in our hearts and will always be remembered for his kind and loving soul. He was a true friend to all who knew him. A man of God who no…

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Pedro Rodriguez Olvera, Sr., 87, resident of Nipomo, CA passed away February 16, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Minoru Sasaki, 93, of Grover Beach, passed away February 14, 2019. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

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Joyce Fay Baker, 86, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 16, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Aleda or "Pete" Epps as she was known by her family and friends, was born in Lorenzo, TX on February 8, 1921 to George and Annie (Kelly) Correl. She passed away on February 17, 2019 in Orangevale, CA. She graduated from Littlefield High School in 1938 and went to business college in Amarillo…

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Clayton Eugene Barks passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends on his birthday February 14, 2019. He was 88 years old.

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Daniel "Danny" Moreno, 41, of Santa Maria, passed away February 15, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. www.magnermaloney.com

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Clayton Eugene Barks, 88, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 14, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

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Jesse Gluyas was killed in a car accident in Santa Maria, California, on February 7, 2019, while on his way to work at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Thomas Marion Heter II passed away surrounded by his family on 12 February 2019 at the age of 80. Tom was born 11 January 1939 in Sterling, Kansas, to T. Marion Heter and Ardris Zimmerman Heter. He married Bert (Roberta Strickler) in 1959.

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Herbert "Bill" Fredlund, Jr., 68, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away February 11, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com