Jose E. Rubalcaba was born on September 27, 1928, in Pacific Grove, California.
After living a full life of 91 years, he passed away with family by his side on March 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Simona of 51 years; his mother, Martha; father, Esteban; infant son, Martin; and first wife of 17 years, Teresa.
He leaves behind his 8 children, Teresa “Lita” (Ronald), Alicia, Rebecca, Jose Jr., Margarita “Maggie” (Rick), Gerald “Gerry” (Yolanda), Gina, and Javier (Heather); 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, several brothers and sisters, as well as many extended family and friends.
Jose was a longtime resident of Santa Barbara County, of which he lived in the City of Guadalupe for over 55 years.
At the age of 17, in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1947. Shortly after he was discharged, he met and married his first wife Teresa and they had 7 children together. They were married for 17 years until her passing. While working as a foreman in the strawberry fields, he met his second wife, Simona.
They had 2 children together and were married for 51 years before her passing in 2016.
Some of our fondest memories include sitting around listening to him play his harmonica, playing catch the falling dollar, and playing Mexican music on the record player while dancing and singing with mom.
His many hobbies included gardening, fishing, barbequing, watching sports on TV, and going to the Guadalupe Dunes in which he was also a park ranger.
Jose's greatest and cherished accomplishment was when he was president of the Guadalupe Historical Society. His passion for history made this an easy labor of love as he invested countless hours researching and collecting items of significance to preserve the history of Guadalupe. His proudest project was restoring the old 1926 Guadalupe jail.
A Graveside Service will be held for Jose at Guadalupe Cemetery, on Friday March 27th, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.
Edna Frances Wingate was born January 19, 1933 in Orlando FL. She peacefully went home to be with the Lord February 29, 2020 in Atascadero Ca. Edna was Born and raised in Orlando Florida, to William Raymond and Lillie May Laing, the family moved west in the mid 1940's. She was married to Robert Lee Wingate in Tucson, Arizona in 1949.
Edna is survived By her son Dwight R Wingate and his wife Joyce Wingate of Atascadero Ca, her grand-son Israel Michael Wingate of Atascadero Calif. Her grand-daughter Deborah Dawn (Wingate) Hummell, and great-grandsons Jacob Malvarose, Walker and Hunter Hummell, all of Katy TX, and Her daughter in law Renne' Wingate of Riverside Ca. and daughter in law Ruth Wingate of Melrose NM, and grandson Micah Wingate of Canyon TX, and Her sisters Bibby White of Florida. and Virginia Smith of Arkansa.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Lee Wingate, her sons Dale Robert Wingate of Riverside Ca, and Gary Lee Wingate of Melrose NM, her sisters Christine, Dora, Jainie, and brother Raymond.
Edna worked as a school bus driver for Alvord School district, Riverside Ca. early in her career, and later drove for SMAT in Santa Maria Ca. where she retired.
Edna was an avid crafter, especially enjoyed ceramics, wood working, and crocheting. She also had a very green thumb, everything she put into the ground seemed to flourished.
Edna will be sorely missed by all who knew her, family and friends alike, but we rejoice that she knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and is forevermore in His presence as we await our joyful reunion. Please join us in her ongoing remembrance at www.forevermissed.com
Jacqui Foster Reynoso, 75 of Santa Maria, Ca. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, held by her husband and surrounded by family.
Jacqui was born in Oakridge Tennessee on February 23, 1945 to Jean Cameron Cook and John Boyer Foster. She had a wonderful childhood with brother David , and had many stories of their adventures. Family favorites are the cemetery story, or the time he told her he was running away from home, packed his things then left through the bedroom window only to hide outside where she was too small to see. When she ran downstairs hysterically pleading for their mother and grandmother to investigate, they found him unpacked, laying on the bed, smiling, and denying the whole thing. Since Jacqui's Dad worked for the telephone company, they traveled quite a bit and even spent two years in Cuba. Her family moved briefly to Santa Maria where she attended Santa Maria High, and met her future husband Arthur (Mickey) C. Reynoso. Jacqui returned to New Jersey where she graduated from Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School. After her graduation and Mickey's return from the Army, they married in Santa Maria on January 29, 1966.
Jacqui had many hobbies and interests. First and foremost was spending time with loved ones, but others included, painting, photography, sculpting, and baking. In fact, some folks who never met her may have teared up at the news of her passing as that signaled the end of the weekly cookies she baked for nephew, or nieces workplaces. Baking was an extension of her love. She loved traveling, gardening, music, film, horse back riding, shopping, entertaining, internet surfing, and much more. Each month she enjoyed dinner with High School friends, and Thursday's lunch with Linda Chavez and Cindy Schneider were also among her favorites. In the past few years she would use her talents to paint for Orcutt Rocks. She took great joy in sharing these small treasures. It was only in this past week, that her sons admitted to previously seeking out a couple each after she supplied clues as to their whereabouts.
She is survived by husband Arthur, sons David F. Reynoso (Didi), Michael S. Reynoso (Monica) and step son Arthur C. Reynoso Jr.( Lisa Arellano). Her beloved grandchildren Renee Lino (Joe), Christian Cortez, Jeffery Reynoso, Michael Reynoso II, Alyssa Perez (Joe), Lauren Padilla (Adam), Cameron and Jacquelyn Reynoso, and Derek Reynoso. Great Grandchildren Matthew and Anthony LaRocco, Cayden Reynoso, Layla Perez, Marlee Lino, and Joseph and Gabriella Padilla. Her brother David C. Foster (Susan Brereton), nieces Tracy C. Foster, Jennifer Teixeira (Mark), cousin Donald B. Cook, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and members of the Reynoso, Ponce, Rojas, Borjas, Silva, Teixeira, and Lemos families and her four legged kids Doby and Fletcher.
Jacqui was an excellent wife, mother, sister, friend, and teacher. She taught love, kindness, patience, strength, understanding, bravery, and wisdom. Even at the end she openly discussed profound lessons about death and dying. She was amazing, made a positive impact on those who were fortunate enough to know her, and on more people than we will ever know. It is testament to her that our family received so many warm thoughts, words, and prayers. She will of course remain in our hearts forever as someone so loving leaves a strong imprint. This is her endless tribute and her success at making our world a much better place.
Jacqui requested no formal viewing or memorial, but the family is planning an informal gathering celebrating her life on April 18th at her son Michael's home.
Dr. Suresh Lodha, 76, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away March 18, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Geraldine Margaret Biorn, 85, resident of Nipomo, CA passed away March 18, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Our beloved sister passed into God's hands in San Jose, Ca on 02/06/2020. She was 68 years old. She is survived by her Sisters Helena Smith and Norma Goddard and her brothers Godfrey Aiona and Pono Aiona, and many Hanai brothers and sisters. “Pai” left a legacy of music in her adopted community of Cayucos, Ca. She had lived in many places but this is where she called home. “Pai” was an accomplished singer and was very active in the local music scene.
A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on June 27, 2020 at Cayucos Veterans Hall, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos, CA 93430 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. If you plan on attending you can honor her by bringing a dish for a potluck. There will be music, BBQ, and refreshments. Adult beverages will not be provided but you are welcome to BYOB. Aloha nui from the Aiona Ohana! Pono can be reached at email@example.com for additional information.
Andres Cantuno Agnes, 80, resident of Nipomo, CA passed away March 15, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Patricia Margaret Rzyski, 91, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away March 17, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Diane Louise Peacock, 87, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away March 14, 2020. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Charles (Chuck) Hurst passed away suddenly on February 25, 2020 at home in Reno, NV, at age 70.
He is survived by Jeri, his wife of 39 years; his children: Justin Hurst of Paso Robles, Jennifer Fairbanks of Reno, Nick Kioski and his spouse Emalee of Redondo Beach as well as his sister Vicky Jeffcoach of Paso Robles. Chuck had five grandchildren.
Born in Paso Robles in 1949 to Fred and Betty Hurst, Chuck graduated from Paso Robles High, attended Fresno State University and earned his degree in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly SLO.
Chuck was a second generation Culligan Man and grew up in the family business. He and Jeri purchased the dealership in 1985, added two more franchises and a bottled water division.
As part of the Culligan organization, Chuck served on the Dealer Advisory Committee, was instrumental in forming the Culligan Dealer Association of North America, served as a board member on the Pacific Water Quality Association and was a founding member of the California Bottled Water Association.
A loving family man, he enthusiastically participated in his children's activities, he coached girls and assisted the boys soccer teams, served on the regional AYSO board, helped found the Arroyo Grande High School Girls soccer club and encouraged the district to recognize girls soccer as a school sanctioned sport.
Chuck was an avid snow and water skier, loved being outdoors and traveling. He was able to visit five of the seven continents, a special challenge he hoped to complete.
The family requests donations to the Lewy Body Dementia Association or the Michael J Fox Foundation in lieu of flowers.