Jayne A. Roth was born in Santa Maria on December 9, 1918 to Bertie Alan Williams and Martha Matilda Rose Stovall Williams. She passed away peacefully in Santa Maria on November 1, 2019. Jayne spent most of her life in the Santa Mariaipomo area and had a great appreciation for the local area and the changes she saw in her almost 101 years as a second-generation Santa Maria Valley native. She loved her family, cats, the color purple, crossword puzzles, Bob Barker, the Indianapolis 500 and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She worked for many years at Chew Café and American Bakery.
Jayne was preceded in death by her sons Darryl Nash Rojas, Douglas Anthony Rojas and Michael Bruce Rojas, as well as great-great granddaughter Erika Cano and great-great grandson Zaiden Martinez. She is survived by five daughters and one son: Jacqueline (Vincent) Deparini, Maurice (Pamela) Cespedes, Karen Milo, Marcia (Ron Cavazos) San Diego-Among, Heather (Steven) Reese and Lu-Ann Lannon. She also leaves 30 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her spunk, great vocabulary and quick sense of humor.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Marian Extended Care. Grandma Jayne was treated with love and respect; we are most grateful. As per her wishes, there will be a graveside service at Santa Maria Cemetery at 1:00 on Wednesday, November 13. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation (Non profit ID 68-0498950) at P. O. Box 307, Santa Maria, CA 93456 or to the charity of your choice.
John Peter Fossa passed away peacefully in the presence of family on September 20, 2019. He was 93 years old. John was born in West Springfield Massachusetts to Philip and Mary (Moran) Fossa. He had one brother, Philip F. Fossa previously deceased.
John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Caroline Fossa. Together they are survived by their daughter Marianna Muscio of Santa Maria, CA, husband Thomas, children Michael and Anthony; and son Anthony Fossa of Mystic, CT, wife Katrina and children Mallory and Andrea. John and Carol had three great grandchildren Mason, Madeline and Ezra.
At 17 years old, John left home to enlist in the military for World War II. He wanted to be a paratrooper but for other reasons was directed into the Army Air Forces to become a tail and belly gunner on B-24s. He successfully completed 17 missions over Germany. After the war, John went to Harvard University on the GI bill and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1949. He moved to Philadelphia in 1951 to continue his studies in Analytical Chemistry and work for Gulf Oil where he met his soul mate, Caroline, at the Chez Vous dance hall. They were married in 1953. In 1961, John took a position at Vandenberg Air Force Base and moved the family to California which he always considered his home. He worked his entire career at the Aeronautics Space Fuels Laboratory where he tested rocket propellants for the Titan, Minuteman and Space Shuttle systems.
John had many passions in his life and was a dedicated member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a prodigious reader and never stopped learning new things that ranged from the physics of fluid dynamics to Italian literature. His foremost hobbies were gardening and swimming which he avidly pursued to his own drumbeat. The landscape of his home of almost 60 years on East Mill St. was characterized by bonsai shaped olive trees and wavelike sculptured junipers covering the entire front yard as to create a sea around the house. He could be found almost every Sunday at Avila beach with one of his dogs swimming for most of the afternoon well beyond the breakers at the frustration of the lifeguards. He even adapted his car by taking out all the seats, except for the drivers, to accommodate a nice roomy area for the dogs to lie.
John loved spending time with his grandkids. He would succumb to his granddaughters' every wish by playing house, having his hair adorned with ribbons or getting his toenails painted. He would also spend time teaching them how to play cards such as bridge and gin-rummy. While with his grandsons, he would watch videos, attend their swim meets and soccer games, and teach them how to bake and cook Italian dishes. Later on, he enjoyed listening and discussing opera, as well as attending the opera in Los Angeles.
A rosary, mass and celebration of John's life will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:30 AM at St. Louis de Montfort church. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Santa Maria chapter (Post 56) of the American Legion.
Edward Ezekiel Quinonez passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family just as he wanted on October 28, 2019. Eddie was born in Lompoc, California on September 29, 1931. He celebrated his 88th birthday with a happy heart. He attended Lompoc Elementary, Georgetown Idaho Elementary and Lompoc High Schools. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the California National Guard, was activated and deployed for occupation duty in Japan and combat duty in Korea with the 40th Infantry Division. After honorable service in the Korean Conflict as an Artillery and Infantryman he married his high school sweetheart, Sally Ontiveros Quinonez and moved to Santa Monica where they both worked for Douglas Aircraft producing DC-7 and DC-8 transport planes. Sally and Eddie were of the first couples to transfer together into a new adventure with Douglas supporting missile and satellite operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base where Eddie became missile field test technician. A space pioneer in the early days of the space race and cold war, Eddie loved all things space. His career highlight was working on America's first space station - Skylab. In his second career he worked for Allan Hancock College as the Athletic Department Equipment Manager. He found great joy encouraging and mentoring student athletes. He supported the coaching staffs of each AHC sport. Eddie was the ultimate Bulldog fan and put his entire being into the sports programs at AHC. Eddie's wisdom and never quit all-in attitude inspired thousands of students, teachers, administrators and coaches. Eddie loved and lived for the competition of high school and college sports.
After retirement, Eddie and Sally traveled California together and took their dream trip to Italy, Spain and Morocco. For six decades he was by Sally's side creating a lifetime of love, memories and family legacy. Eddie loved to dance with Sally. Well into their 70s they could clear a dancefloor with their swing dance moves. Eddie devoted himself to be the best Grandfather ever with Kaelanne, Alyssa, and Kiernan sharing in their all their sports activities while having each provide a quarterly or semester grade report. He was a devoted father to Steven and Edward, always present in their lives. He was a guiding uncle and Godfather to many. Most mornings he would start with a McDonalds coffee then off to play with the family horses, watch the sunrise, scoop horse muck and read the news. Eddie was an extraordinary home gardener, meticulously pruning roses and ivy and nurturing fruit trees. Their home efforts were acknowledged when they received a Santa Maria Valley Beautiful award. In retirement he accelerated his voracious appetite for books by consuming biographies of historical influencers and of aerospace pioneers. A lifelong learner, he was never without a book or current event opinion. He spent every day in his garden even until his last day on Earth under the warm Central Coast sun. He will remain in our hearts forever and will be dearly missed.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sally Ontiveros Quinonez. He is also survived by his son Edward Quinonez and three grandchildren; Kaelanne, Alyssa and Kiernan of Orcutt, CA.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Anita, sister Thelma and son, Steven.
Visitation will be held at the Chapel of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Rosary service to follow.
Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Louis de Montfort Church in Santa Maria followed by burial at the Santa Maria Cemetery. A celebration of life reception will occur directly after burial at the Saint Louis de Montfort reception hall.
In lieu of flowers please send a memorial donation to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital to help fight cancer.
David Thomas Acuña 81 of Santa Maria, CA. passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2019.
David was a lifelong resident of Santa Maria. He attended Fairlawn Elementary and El Camino Junior High, graduating from Santa Maria High School in 1957. David was very active during his high school years with his many friends. He played football and was part of the Future Farmers of America. His home on Cook street was the place to be on game nights, because David and his friends barbecued and danced these nights away. His claim to fame was when NFL commentator John Madden, who was coaching the Allan Hancock Bulldogs at the time, personally asked David's mother Anita for her permission for him to play football for the team. She turned down this offer, insisting that David was at school to learn a trade, not to play football.
David graduated from Allan Hancock College with an apprenticeship to the lather's union. David worked construction all over California with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 9144, until he retired. David had many friends and hobbies throughout the years including 4-H and off-roading. He and his son David Jr. were marksmen and loved target practice.
David is survived by his daughters Angie, Anita, Rita and son-in-law Robert Munoz. As well as his thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Eloise, Jenny, and Sister Mary Magdeline, and numerous nieces, nephews, as well as aunts and uncles. David was preceded in death by his son David T. Acuña Jr. and his parents Thomas and Anita Acuña and his brother Robert T. Acuña.
Visitation will be on Monday November 11, 2019 from 5 to 6pm, at Dudley Hoffman Chapel with Vigil Services beginning at 6pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Louis De Montfort, 1190 E. Clark Ave, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 am, with burial to follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery. A reception will be held at St. Louis De Montfort Parish Hall following the burial.
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What can be said about this man! Russ Lindquist fought like the Viking that he was to the end, always with a sense of humor, feistiness, and gleam in his eye! Born in Great Falls, Montana, Russ loved camping, boating, skiing, reading, and of course, playing his trumpet. Most of all, he loved his children; Mark Lindquist (deceased), Steven Lindquist, Laura Wouters, and Jennie Lindquist, grandchildren: Sierra Lindquist, Dakota Wouters, Logun Lindquist, Quinn Lindquist & Noah Wouters. He was a true partner and soulmate to his wife Judy, who worked side by side with him in business and making music for 35 years.
A Veteran of the 118th Army Band, he played trumpet in Verdun, France in the 60's. One of his proudest moments was playing at the King George V Hotel in Paris in 1961, at a reception for all the world leaders including President John F. Kennedy. He was proud of his military service. He served in the finance industry as a branch manager and commercial banker in Carson City for over 20 years, subsequently owning 2 businesses In Reno with Judy. Together they spent 17 years managing & playing in Sierra Swing Big Band in Reno, Nv. When a move was made to Santa Maria, another band was formed. Judy & Russ shared in running the Riptide Big Band, currently based in Santa Maria. Russ was able to play his last gig with the band on Sept. 29, 2019. He moved to play lead in the Big Band-in-the-sky on Oct. 19, 2019. A “Celebrate Russ Lindquist” party will be held on Nov. 30 in Santa Maria & his ashes will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean on his last boat ride.
George Clifford Courtney, 79, of Santa Maria, unexpectedly passed away November 5, 2019 peacefully at home.
Cliff was born November 27, 1939 in Belgrade, Montana. His family moved to California when Cliff was two years old. He was raised in Los Angeles, where he became an Eagle Scout and graduated from University High School in 1957. Cliff joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1963 and served for over 20 years, retiring in 1984 as a Sergeant. He then moved to the Central Coast where he worked security at Diablo Canyon and as a Police Officer at Cuesta Community College where he retired for the last time in 2004.
Cliff was a quiet, unassuming man who showed his love and devotion to family, church, community and country through his countless acts of service. In his younger days Cliff spent his time off waterskiing, driving the church bus to mission trips and camping trips, and playing with family and friends at the beach. More recently he enjoyed square dancing, lawn bowling, playing board games and gardening. When Cliff wasn’t spending time with his large family, he could be found walking the by-ways of Orcutt or on a road trip, which he’d take at the drop of a hat.
Cliff is survived by his wife Susan Courtney, his sister Carol Smith, his son Robert and wife Monica, his daughter Colleen Bloom and husband Bruce and their families. Cliff is also survived by his step children and their families; Elaine and Clare McCormack, Gail Vargas, Micaela and Ned Brandt, Ted and Diane Martino, Nancy Wellenkamp, Donna and Dave Calandro, Evelyn Reed, and Russel and Jen Martino. He also leaves behind 29 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Services will be held November 23rd 10:30am at Saint Anthony’s in Los Alamos.
Cecily A. Macedo, 73, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 6, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Barbara V. Lopez, 80, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 5, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Judi L. Marlette, 74, resident of Arroyo Grande, CA passed away November 6, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Esther P. Sanders, 103, resident of Nipomo, CA passed away November 6, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Vernon Lee Barnett, age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Merced. Vernon Lee was born in Dos Palos on October 22, 1943 to Lee Roy and Frida Barnett.
Vernon Lee was a resident of Santa Maria for almost 50 years where he worked as a milkman delivering milk for over 15 years. He was a member of the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, and also was a member of a bowling league. Above all else, he had a love for his two dogs Hershey and Cry Baby that he called his kids.
Vernon Lee was preceded in death by his parents Lee Roy and Frida Barnett, his brother Jackie Barnett, and his cousin Charles Shumake.
He is survived by his cousins: Gloria and her husband Steve Birlew of Chowchilla, Linda and her husband Ken Pack of Dos Palos, Sheila and her husband Jim White of Pocatello, ID, Candy and her husband Ben Hopkins of Le Grande, Peggy and her husband Duane Snyder of Fresno, and Luann and her husband Wes Weber of San Jose.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Santa Maria Cemetery in Santa Maria, Ca.
On October 14, 2019 Judith (Judi) Lynn Spears of Santa Maria, passed away at home with her family by her side. Judi was born in June, 1956 to Robert and Edith Sanborn. She was raised in the San Diego area along with her 5 brothers; Robert, Mark, Gregory, George, and Barney. Judi graduated from Grossmont High School in 1974. She married Ralph Ribera, who she met while working at Sears in Barstow, and together they raised two children; Ruben and Raquel. Ralph and Judi moved to Santa Maria and later divorced. Judi met and later married William (Bill) Spears in 2000. She became stepmom to his children; William Jr., Kathleen, Joseph and Lisa. Bill and Judi had two children together; Gregory and Robert. Bill and Judi briefly moved to Willows before returning to Santa Maria in 2013.
Our sweet Judi leaves us with a beautiful cache of memories of times she supported us, made us laugh, dried our tears, and surprised us with her thoughtfulness. Judi believed in the greatness of the people around her, and supported them immensely towards their goals. She organized fundraisers for her children's sports, campaigned for her husband to win a City Council position, and volunteered with Cub Scouts, PTSA, the National Night Out, Toys for Tots and the Police Activities League – just to name a few. Judi was amazingly talented at anything she took interest in. She was a ballerina, she was a gifted chef, she handmade her children's clothes, she repainted her own car, and she crafted personalized gifts that oozed with the love she had for the recipient. Best of all, she was funny- even in her final days. When her voice was barely above a whisper, she mustered the strength to rib her family and friends. The irony of losing her is that she was the best at comforting us through tough times. She had a keen ability to show up when we needed her, say the things that we needed to hear and remind us that we are strong, resilient, and capable of big things. Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure. She is loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.
Judi was preceded in passing by her father, Robert, mother, Edith, son, Gregory, brothers, Mark, Gregory and Barney. She is survived by her husband William, son Robert, daughter Raquel Zick (husband Ryan), son Ruben Ribera (fiancé Veronica and children Jacob and Bella), grandsons Mason, Amadeus, and Mateo, stepson William Spears Jr.(wife Martha), grandsons William, Preston, and Justin, Kathleen Hernandez (husband Steve), grandson Wyatt and granddaughter Taylor, stepson Joseph Spears, Granddaughter Brooklynn, and Stepdaughter Lisa. She is also survived by her brothers Robert and George Sanborn.
Graveside services will be held November 12, 2019, 10am at the Santa Maria Cemetery. A celebration of life will occur after the services at the Veterans Memorial Hall, in Santa Maria at 11am.
Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at www.magnermaloney.com.
Frances Eugenia Sanborn, 74, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 3, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Sylvia Alice Burleigh, 91, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 5, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Rogelio F. Escobedo of Pismo Beach , Ca passed away at home peacefully surrounded by his family on October 31, 2019 after a long illness. Rogelio was born on September 21, 1966 in Santa Maria, Ca.After graduating from Righetti high school he went to Barber College and began a long career as a barber at Trim Time Barber shop alongside his father, he loved to run and hike trails, he was a ultra and marathon runner. He loved music and loved to dance. Rogelio is survived by his parents Benny and Lydia Escobedo, sisters Rita (Manuel) Gina (Mario) Brother Benito (Diana) , Will Cummings, and numerous nephews and nieces, And his beloved service dog Madeline .Services will be held Friday Nov 8th at Orcutt Presbyterian Church 993 Patterson Rd at 2:00pm .
Jayne A. Roth, 100, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 1, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Joyce Ann Ujano, 77, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 2, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Berniece Zwaduk, 92, of Lompoc, CA, passed away November 3, 2019. She was born in Wathena, KS on November 13, 1926. She was one of nine children raised on a farm in rural Kansas where she said she learned the value of hard work. She met and married her husband, Harry Zwaduk, in 1946. They had three children, Linda, Jim and Joyce. She became a military spouse in 1955 and promptly had to leave Kansas for France, Idaho, Florida and then California where she lived very happily for 67 years.
She worked as a homemaker, waitress and banker until her retirement in 1992. She then took up quilting and found her true passion. She made over fifty hand-quilted pieces for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to commemorate graduations, weddings and children. These will be treasured for years to come!
She is survived by her children, Linda (Ken) Bogdan of Sagle, ID, Jim Zwaduk of Santa Maria, CA and Joyce (Fred) Mendes of Franktown, CO; three grandchildren, Heather Parry, Allison Johnson and Brett Mendes; six great-grandchildren, Gracie, Emmie, Sebastian, Scarlett, Sloane and June.
She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all!
A vigil service will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6pm at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, the funeral service will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10am at La Purisima Catholic Church, graveside service to follow at Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery.
Marian Tucker passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 29, 2019. Born March 11, 1934 in Berkeley, CA to Marion R. and Minabelle Shaffer. As a young girl Marian and her family lived in New York before moving back to Berkeley where she grew up and attended the local schools, including Berkeley High School. She then attended Cal Berkeley where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Marian met her husband Joe in Berkeley and they eventually settled in Santa Maria, CA to raise their three daughters and spent two decades involved in the local community. They celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2004.
Marian was always involved in the communities she lived in, eager to volunteer her time and talents. An avid dancer in her early years, she later taught ballet and tap. She was a life member of International Order of Rainbow for Girls, serving as Worthy Advisor and Grand Deputy. She was also a member of the Eastern Star in Santa Maria.
Marian loved nature and the outdoors, hiking, gardening, star gazing, bird watching, searching for and identifying wildflowers, and watching sunrises and sunsets. She and Joe spent countless hours hiking the mountains and they often took their Grandchildren with them as well.
She moved to Yuma, AZ for family, the sunshine and warmer winters. She enjoyed the community as well as the climate. She spent several years there before moving back to Santa Maria, CA to be closer to her great-grandchildren.
Marian will be remembered for her warm caring touch, her loving smile, and her sweet nature. She knew her God and loved her family and friends deeply.
Marian is preceded in death by her husband Joe Tucker, daughter Ginny Williams, parents Marion and Minabelle Shaffer, and brother Bill Haskell. She is survived by her daughters Debbie (Gary) Magrino, Cindy (Fred) Roinestad, son-in-law Kreig Williams, grandchildren Bryan (Breanna) Roinestad, Stacey (Tom) Back, Amy (John) Thomas, Kyle (MaryBeth) Williams, great-grandchildren Riley and Kaleb Roinestad, Jordyn, Abigail, and Tucker Thomas, brother-in-law Gordon (Joyce) Tucker, and numerous nephews and nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Remembrances can be sent to the charity of your choice.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Edmund P. and Josephine Barbeau (Radl), Ed was preceded in death by his beloved spouse of 54 years, Madeline Lucille Barbeau (Sueflohn) and by his sisters, Ruth Schmidt and Hilda Hagen. He is survived by 11 children and their spouses , Shelley Fridell (Richard), Mary Jo Barbeau (Frank Mariani), Marcia Christofferson (Mike), Mike Barbeau (Kathy), Marty Barbeau (Silvia Gomez), Marc Barbeau (Lori), Meg Ramirez (Albert), Mia Barbeau, Ellyn Ferguson (Duane), Eric Barbeau, and Brad Barbeau (Karen Buehlman); also by 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Ed brought his family from Milwaukee to Santa Barbara in 1972. A graduate of Marquette University with a master's degree in engineering, he was employed by Delco Electronics until his retirement, taking an active part in designing guidance systems for NASA's space program. He was especially proud to have been involved in the Apollo missions and the moon landing. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America Los Padres Council, particularly the Catholic Committee on Scouting, and he was a proud recipient of Scouting's Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to BSA at the council level. He was also a solo practitioner in a tax preparation business, Beautax, and was a member of St. Raphael's Parish in Goleta. Ed and Madeline sold their sprawling house in Santa Barbara and relocated to Santa Maria in 2001, dividing the year between winters in Santa Maria and summers in the northwoods of Wisconsin until Madeline's death in 2005. After their move, they joined St. Louis de Montfort Parish in Santa Maria where Ed sang in the choir, blending his tenor voice with those of fellow members during worship services on Sunday mornings.
A Visitation will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel in Goleta, California on November 7, 2019 from 11:00 to 12:00pm, with a Funeral Service at 12:00 pm., following which Ed will be laid to rest next to Madeline at Calvary Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that gifts be directed to the Boy Scouts of America in Ed's name. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Santa Maria Terrace and especially Megan from Central Coast Hospice for their excellent care of Ed in his last days.
Frank Delbert Gomes, 96, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 2, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Sally Ann Scaroni, 102, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 2, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Alice May (Baker) Garrett was born on April 5, 1932 in Burlington, KS to parents Charles Vernon Baker and Letha (Barrett) Baker. She passed from this life on Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:30 PM, at 87 years of age.
When Alice was 8 years old, her family moved from Kansas to Santa Maria, CA, where she grew to adulthood. Following high school graduation, Alice attended Highland School of Nursing in Oakland, CA, graduating in 1953.
On November 22, 1953, Alice was married to Frank Garrett. Soon after their marriage, Frank was transferred to Coalinga, CA with the Union Oil Company. Alice was hired by the Coalinga School System as school nurse, where she worked for 30 years, until retiring in 1987. Alice and Frank were interested in the well-being of young people, having given gifts to Boy and Girl Scout organizations as well as contributing to their college tuition funds.
In September 2016, Alice moved to Fayetteville, AR to be near her sister and family. She moved into Brookstone Assisted Living, where she was very well cared for and seemed to be very content. Also, her last days were in the Willard Walker Hospice Home, also receiving excellent care. The family wishes to extend their heart-felt appreciation for the excellent care of both homes.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Frank Garrett. She is survived by her sister and husband, Treva and Ray Hibbard of Fayetteville, AR; niece, Carolyn Donaghey of Edmund, OK; two nephews and wives, Vernon and Janine Hibbard and Michael and Deb Hibbard of Collierville, TN; many great-nieces and nephews (and great-great-nieces and nephews); and many dear friends and loved ones. She was very loving, caring and giving to everyone, and very loved and will be dearly missed by all!
Cremation arrangements are being handled by Beard's Funeral Chapel, which was her wishes.
Jack Harriman will conduct a memorial service at the Elkins Church of Christ, 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Gospel Tracts International, 2125 N. Center St, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Ernie S. Valles, 58, of Santa Maria, CA went to be with the lord on October 30, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Ernie was born in Madera California on November 1, 1960 to Ernest and Teresa Valles. He graduated from Santa Maria High School. For majority of his life, Ernie worked as a landscaper and cement finisher. He was also a problem-solver who often took on projects around the house. He learned many things from his father and was passionate about what he did.
Ernie loved watching his team the Minnesota Vikings, cruising around in his red truck, and most of all spending time with his family. Not only was he an amazing husband, father, and grandfather, he was everyone's favorite “Uncle E”. His personality and spirit were larger than life. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Lisa Reyes-Valles, mother Teresa Valles, and children: Elicia Valles, Michael Capelle (Sandy), Melissa Capelle, and Desiree Valles. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Lilliana Jordan, Chloe Capelle, Zoey Capelle, Alina Bolin, and Kaylee Capelle. Additionally, he is survived by his bothers and sisters: Rosie Abad (Teddy), Rudy Valles (Melissa), Rachel Bourbon (David), Gilbert Valles (Vivian), and Yolanda Gauna (Zeke), along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Ernie was preceded in death by his father Ernest C. Valles and brother Andrew Valles.
Services will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Santa Maria Foursquare Church in Santa Maria, CA. Burial to follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
Hatsuko Takayasu, 92, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 4, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com