Mary Alice Apalategui, 92, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 24, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Joel Paul Sjoberg, 73, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 25, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Deborah "Debi" King, 63, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in Santa Maria. She was born December 9, 1955 in San Bernardino, CA. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1973. Her greatest joy was the birth of her beautiful daughter Christi. She worked for many years in the grocery and restaurant business. She had a gift and passion for animals and treated her own like family. She was very creative and could fix and make anything she put her mind to. She could light up a room or a whole restaurant with her personality, her laugh, her smile and her kindness. If you met her once you would never forget her due to the impact she made on your life and heart.
She is survived by her father Claude King, her son in law Rudy Davila, her grandsons Steven Davis and Daniel Davila, her sister Kathy Jaurigue and her brother in law Steve Jaurigue, her nieces Marisa Maquinalez and Kathryn Alexander (Roy), and her nephew Mark Jaurigue.
She was preceded in death by her mother Gwendolyn King and her father John Harmon, her beloved daughter Christi and her grandson Alex Davila.
A celebration of her life will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, December 7th at Rotary Centennial Park 2625 S College Drive.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Marilyn Ruth Voelker.
She was born on December 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to John Small and Freda Bardeleben.
After working several years for Greyhound Bus Company, she transferred to California where she met our Dad, Kenneth Allen Voelker and they were soon married on July 25, 1958. They moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1962 and enjoyed 39 years there raising four children, and then making their final move to Santa Maria, CA in 2001.
Marilyn always welcomed friends and family with her radiant smile and her warm and hospitable nature. She had a sharp and funny demeanor that always made her loved ones laugh. She was a loving mother who enjoyed family dinners serving her signature dishes such as lasagna, pot roast and homemade meatballs. So many memories were created in the kitchen over family gatherings and special holidays. Marilyn was the epitome of a matriarch who always put family first, saw her children off to school with packed lunches, cooked homemade meals every night, kept the house in order and made sure all her family needs were met.
Marilyn worked at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital in the accounting department where she was afforded the opportunity to balance her career and family life. She had a special aptitude for numbers and puzzles that she enjoyed up until the last few months of her life. She was a natural at solving nightly Wheel of Fortune phrases as well as a dedicated newspaper puzzle enthusiast. Marilyn had a love for decorating and every holiday her home was a display of her passion for the season.
She is survived by her 4 children, Jeff Voelker (Mary), Steve Voelker (Vicki), Cindy Huber, and Marcie Voelker (Matthew) and her 4 grandchildren Tyler Voelker (Kelsie), Allyson Huber, Traci Raabe (Denny), Makenna Huber and her sister Lorraine Churchill of Streamwood, Illinois, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Our Mom was undeniably the best Mom and Grandma and will be dearly missed.
With a very heavy heart, we are announcing the passing of our beloved father, Cesareo N. Reyna, on November 25, 2019, from a lengthy illness at the age of 91.
Cesareo was born on February 25, 1928, to Anastacio and Daria Reyna in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The second oldest of 8 children, he moved to Mexico City at a very young age, where he met Victoria, our mother. They were married for 69 years.
In 1962 they moved to Lompoc with 5 small children, where 4 more children were born. He worked at Bodger Seed Company until 2003. After retirement he lived in Buellton, then moved to Santa Maria.
He was a very hard working, dedicated, loyal person. Providing for his family and friends whenever and however he could.
He was preceded in death by Petra, Guadalupe (sisters), Gabriel, Jose, Jesus, his parents, and grandson Mario Dominguez.
He is survived by his wife Victoria, his older sister Tomasa Terrones and youngest brother Trinidad Reyna. Nine children, Juan (Susan), Salvador (Beatrice), Guadalupe McIntosh (Charles), Martha Dominguez, Hector (Barbara), Sylvia Rodriguez (Rolando), Maria Pulido (Joel), Victor, Ruben (Emily), 30 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.
Rosary and Viewing will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M.
at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Santa Maria. Cesareo's Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Saint Mary's Church, with burial to follow at Santa Mria Cemetery.
Mary Alice Hibbard Apalategui was born to Thirza Marie West Hibbard and James Frank Hibbard on February 11, 1927 in Fellows California. About 5 miles from Taft, Fellows developed as an oil boomtown after the Midway Gusher was discovered. Oil workers of the 1920s were commonly housed in tents there. She was named after her great grandmother Mary Alice Hunter Kryhl a descendant of Mohicans.
When she was a baby, the family moved to North Benwiley Avenue in Santa Maria where her grandparents Clarence Edward West and Alice Kryhll West owned some lots. Her dad built their home on Benwiley and was said to be a terrible carpenter with a wonderful sense of humor. Mary Alice's heart was always in that home until her last days.
During WW2, as a girl of Santa Maria High, Mary Alice learned to be a telephone operator and would recite her famous line “Number Please.” After WW2 Mary Alice met her husband Frank Apalategui a veteran recently returned home. They bought a new home on Airport Street later to be renamed College Drive and stayed there all of their lives. She worked most of her life as a cook for the Santa Maria Bonita School District at Fesler, El Camino and Robert Bruce schools among others. She never travelled outside of California and not far outside of the Central Coast. She loved clamming at Pismo with her mom, dad and the whole clan.
She tended her grandparents, parents and husband in old age and carried a badge of honor that all were able to stay at home. She had 3 children – Lee Alan Apalategui, Sally Jean Apalategui (Payne) and Edward Frank Apalategui. Her 4 grandchildren Matthew West Apalategui, Jason Alan Apalategui, Jeffrey Dale Payne and Alison Lindsey Payne (Bartsch) were the joy of her life. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank, daughter Sally Payne and foster grandson Charles “Robb” Bennett.
She is survived by her sons Lee and Ed, her 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren – Tristan Apalategui, Jackson Payne, Joseph Payne, Parker Bartsch, Landon Bartsch and Jillian Payne. In her final months the people nearest her failing mind were her beloved mother Thirza Hibbard and the daughter she dreamed of, Sally Payne. It was a pleasure to be with her at every age and an honor in her final years. We did our best to keep her laughing, but Alison brought a special twinkle to her eye in any weather.
The family owes an unpayable debt to Vangie Aguinaldo and her team of CNAs, the staff at Apple Ann's RCFE, Dr Timothy Jones, Dr Joy Vantrpool, Dr Monica Rocco, Angela O'Brien BSN, Lori Gross, Richard Weldon, Trent Benedetti, Rhonda Murphy, Marian Extended Care and many others. God bless you.
Gary Wayne Silva, 85, of Orcutt, California passed away surrounded by family in the comfort of his beloved home on November 19, 2019
Gary is survived by his daughters Susan Berban and Cathleen Matevousian, son Wayne Silva, sister Sharon Dias, brother David Silva, granddaughter Katelyn Matevousian, former wife Grace Young, many loving nieces nephews and extended family. Gary is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Verna Silva, bother Danny Silva, former wife Vickie Silva. Gary was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to everyone.
Gary was a hardworking man. It started at a young age when he delivered newspapers to the soldiers at camp cook. He mowed many lawns and washed a lot of cars in Old Orcutt where he grew up before graduating from Santa Maria high School. From there he served his country proudly as a US Marine . He attended Fresno State University as a business major. He then found his passion as a truck driver with Bud Richards Trucking. This led him to work with his father Frank and brother Danny at F&S trucking before starting his own business Gary Silva Trucking. He later worked for Speeds before retiring at 83.
Gary enjoyed spending time with his friends reminiscing of the “old days”. He could tell you about his days of racing with the Santa Maria Dragons where they raced all over the central coast . He broke and held records, and even Vic Damone came to watch him race. He loved his days of working on cars. Gary and his father also enjoyed boxing. He was always someone you could count on when you were in need. Gary supported his community at every opportunity. He was adored and loved by so many as he was “one of a kind”. Gary was a very proud Marine, he took great pride in our American flag and what it stands for.
A special thank you to the people of Dignity Healthcare and Hospice, for their care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards Dudley Hoffman Mortuary for being so accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
Service to be held at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary on Sunday December 1, 2019 at 1pm .
Donations can be made in Gary's memory to the Orcutt American Legion at 145 W Clark Ave. Orcutt, Ca 93455 or Dignity Home Health Hospice at 124 S. College Dr. Santa Maria Ca 93454
Anna Lisa Luis-Zacherle, 86, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 21, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com