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
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 .
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
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
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.
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
Eaton, Margaret Jean, age 100, from Santa Maria, CA passed away on October 28, 2019 in San Luis Obispo, CA. She had recently entered hospice care at Bella Vista Transitional Care Facility. The cause of her death was natural from living a good and long life.
She was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada just after the end of World War I and was the only child of Stanley Oliver Dodds and his wife Margaret. The Dodds family moved to Vancouver BC, Canada, where Jean grew up and graduated from Kitsilano High School. After graduation she worked as an “expediter” in the aircraft industry during World War II. After the war, while living and working in Vancouver, she met Robert T. Eaton, a returning Army Air Corps officer; they were married on November 17, 1945. Over the next 30 years, Bob's career took them to live in Seattle and Tacoma WA, as well as Portland and Eugene, OR.
Throughout her life, Jean always had a dog or cat at her feet. While living in Santa Maria, she was instrumental in the formation and establishment of the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. She spent many hours volunteering with and for the animals.
Jean always enjoyed all the holidays and having her family at home to enjoy her traditional preparations. One annual celebration was quite unique to the Eaton family: Jean and her husband, Bob, along with Bob's mother and their oldest daughter, Margaret, were all born on the 4th of July. Jean was surrounded by most of her extended family and friends on July 4, 2019 to celebrate her 100th birthday at Pismo Beach.
Close behind her family and her animals, Jean loved to play tennis and did so well into her 80's.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, who passed away in 1995. Jean is survived by her son, Robert S. Eaton, and daughter in law Marla Lee Eaton, Arroyo Grande, CA; daughter, Margaret Ann Eaton, Seattle, WA, daughter, Janet Eaton, Bisbee AZ; granddaughter, Lauren Eaton DeVany (Doug), Scottsdale AZ and, grandson, Robert Bushaw, Seattle, WA.
A private family memorial service will be held at Dudley-Hoffman on November 9, 2019.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society. www.smvhs.org
David Thomas Acuna, 81, resident of Orcutt, CA passed away October 29, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
John Peter Fossa, 93, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away September 20, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Howard L. Berry, 87, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away October 26, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
James "Jimi" Butler, 49, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away October 29, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Milton C. Guggia, Sr., 94, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away October 29, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
It is with heavy hearts but joyous exaltation that we announce the passing of our father, Milton C. Guggia, Sr., who passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 94, following a lengthy illness. He has peacefully ascended to his eternal home and is in the loving arms of the Lord.
Milton was born on December 16, 1924 in San Luis Obispo, CA to Peter and Domenica Guggia and was raised on the family dairy farm. He attended Bonita School and Santa Maria High School. In 1943 he enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country at the 38th Parallel during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1947.
When he returned from Korea he once again began to work at the dairy along side his father and brother Vernon. In 1949 he married the love of his life, Evelyn Reed and started his family. They were married for 62 years until Evelyn's passing in 2012. He was in many bowling leagues at the old Santa Maria Bowl where he and his teammates won several tournaments and trophies. He was also very active in youth sports coaching various Little League and Middle League baseball teams. Later he joined the Santa Maria Country Club where he enjoyed many a golf game with his numerous golfing buddies. He was a fan of the LA Dodgers, the Detroit Tigers but mostly anything to do with USC. He attended the 1972 College World Series in which USC won the National Championship with his son playing second base. When they won he was beyond proud. In 1979 he and Vernon sold Guggia Dairy and retired. After so many years of hard work milking cows twice a day, seven days a week and being a young 55 he was too active to sit still. He began working at the Jetty Restaurant side by side with his son as the charbroiler cook. He stayed several years but due to his amazing green thumb and gardening expertise he started taking care of the exteriors of his son's growing chain of restaurants. He won several awards for their beauty. He maintained beautifully designed landscapes at his home as well, once again winning several Santa Maria Valley Beautiful awards.
During his time on South Scott Drive he admired his next door neighbor's Christmas light displays and decided that he wanted to do the same type of display and the competition was on. The house was well known for his extraordinary talent giving many people happiness and joy during the Christmas season. He continued this when he and Evelyn moved to Foxenwoods, again drawing huge crowds who enjoyed his legendary displays.
Milton was known for his sense of style and was always the best dressed man at the golf course. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was funny beyond belief, and came up with the most creative nicknames for his children and grandchildren. He was mostly greatly admired for his unconditional love for his family. He made it easy to be proud of him and smile when you were with him, and always had a big hug for everyone around him.
Milton took great pride in all of this grandchildren's endeavors. Be it football, basketball, tennis, softball, baseball or lacrosse he showed great enthusiasm at all events, and rarely missed a game. His enthusiasm was so great that several officials of these games would warn him to pipe down!
He enjoyed traveling with his son Milt and daughter in law Angel to Hawaii, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas just to name a few places. He also enjoyed a road trip with his son Gary and daughter in law Chris to Texas to visit Evelyn's childhood home and traveled to several other southern states. On that trip they also went to Mineral Wells, TX to the the Army base where Milton did his basic training, and visited the barracks where he stayed. His daughter Vickie, while employed with TWA was able to take Milton and Evelyn to Europe several times. On one of these trips he was able to visit the Guggia country of origin, visiting St. Antonino, Ticino, Switzerland. After Evelyn's passing he attended many USC football games with his daughter Traci. With her he also visited the Reagan Ranch, also known as the Western Whitehouse, which he enjoyed very much, and took a tour of the Reagan Library.
Milton is survived by his son Milt, Jr. (Angel), son Gary (Chris), daughter Vickie Galvin (Kevin) and his daughter Traci. He is also survived by grandchildren Nick Guggia (Tasha), Damion Guggia (Megan), Justine Jokela (Jared), Missy Ortega (Jason), Krista Guggia, Kacie Guggia, Matthew Galvin and Laura Galvin. Surviving great grandchildren are Devin Guggia, Aaron Guggia, Derrick Guggia, Ryder Guggia, Bryson Guggia, Ella Ortega, Aubree Jokela, Tanner Jokela and Laela Ntenda. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Milton was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn who passed away in 2012. He was also preceded by his parents, Peter and Domenica Guggia, his Father and Mother in Law, Fent and Minnie Reed, and was the last survivor of his six siblings Lucio, Lawrence and Vernon Guggia, Martha Vanetti, Bette Townsend and Lydia Casey. He was also preceded in death by numerous nephews and brothers and sisters in law.
Pallbearers will be Nick Guggia, Damion Guggia, Matthew Galvin, Eddie Navarro, Javier Quevado-Vega, Jason Ortega, Jared Jokela and Justin Bullock.
A special thank you is extended to Nicki Snyder who lovingly helped care for Dad in his final months.
There will be a visitation and rosary at 6:00 pm Monday, November 4, 2019 in the chapel of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary. A Mass will be held Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church followed by burial at the Santa Maria Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Milton's name to the March of Dimes, or a charity of your choice.