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McCloskey, Pamela (Barnes)  
Passed away at home surrounded by family on 8/10/15. She was born on 12/13/26 to Landon and Elizabeth Barnes. The Barnes family was one of the pioneering families of the Santa Ynez Valley, She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Landon D. Barnes, Michael Barnes and husband, Gordon McCloskey. She leaves behind a twin sister Patricia Sprowls of Ballard, CA., and three sons, Robert, Landon and Philip Neustadt.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 25 to Aug. 29, 2015
Moore, Lisa  
Was born and raised in the small town of Voslau which is just outside Vienna, Austria in 1922. Her education included time spent in a Castle (Schloss Cumberland) where she was attended school with a princess, a convent run by French nuns and at the age of 16 she was a foreign exchange student and spent a year in Torrington, Connecticut where she learned English. She was also a member of a touring Ballet Troupe in Vienna, Austria. She lived through WWII in Austria with dramatic stories to tell ... and after the War ended, her ability to speak English allowed her to work for the U.S. Army HQ where she met an American officer who became her husband. Shortly thereafter, they returned to the United States where she raised two children and lived the life of an army wife with changing homes in New York, San Francisco, Germany, San Antonio, Texas before finally settling in beautiful Santa Barbara in 1963. She began working for Cottage Hospital in the Personnel Office for many years and then later transitioned to the Patient's Library where she found happiness in selecting the right reading material for patients. This work career lasted approximately 30 years. Lisas was a deacon at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and enjoyed a long membership of over 40 years. She truly enjoyed helping others and did so frequently with an attitude of kindness and compassion. Following her retirement, she returned to her love of dance and performed liturgical and lyrical interpretive dances for local churches and convalescent hospitals for many years - one of her favorite expressions being "Once a Dancer, Always a Dancer!" She "danced to the glory of God" and inspired many along the way with her graceful presence. She will be dearly missed by her family including her son, Charles, daughter, Lindy and her beloved sister Dr. Maria Barrows. She was blessed in her final days to retreat to the peace and comfort of Hospice Care at Serenity House where she passed away on August 10th, 2015. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Serenity House.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2015
Nooney, Helen Marie Dimauro  
Helen Marie DiMauro Nooney 80 passed away on Friday August 21st, 2015 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born October 29th 1934 in Boston Massachusetts. She lived and worked in Boston until she was 21 years old and then moved to California. She met the love of her life, Jean Nooney in 1957. They were married shortly after on November 24th and were together for 58 years, they lived in Manhattan Beach where they started their family having their children, daughter Cinder Jean and son Ross. In 1969 they moved to Goleta California. While raising their children, she attended nursing school and earned an LVN certificate. She worked as a nurse for many years and after retirement she became very involved with Saint Raphael's church as a teacher of the CCD Holy Communion class, Sociable Seniors Director, singer with Bob and Patti Burnham at Sunday Masses, and Martha's Ministry. She was also a volunteer nurse for the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission for several years and also did volunteer nursing for the Red Cross disaster relief organization. Helen had a passion and love for music. In her younger years she was an opera singer and she toured with the Boston symphony orchestra. She will truly be missed by all, especially her husband, Jean, daughter, Cinder (Tom Bucy) son Ross (Sue) Grandchildren, Robert Nooney (Kelli), Melissa Gutierrez (Armando) and Great grandchildren Blake Gutierrez, Madeline Gutierrez, Reese McCall Nooney, her brother Sabastian DiMauro and all her nieces and nephews. A special Thank You to the Hospice Home Care (Denise and Martha), Serenity home, all her friends and neighbors who came to her side to pray with her. The Celebration Mass will be held at Saint Raphael's church 5444 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara on Friday, September 4th at 10am with a reception luncheon immediately following. Flowers may be sent directly to the church for the service or if you wish to donate to her charity of choice, Please donate to "The Saint Raphael's Youth Ministry".
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2015
Pace, Rosa Margaret  
1929-2015 Described by her family and friends as an, " inspirational, great woman who was a truly graceful matriarch," Rosa Margaret Pace, born and raised on the Santa Ynez Chumash Indian Reservation, passed away peacefully at home with family on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. She was 86 years old. Born on June 27, 1929 to Juanita Grand and Timothy Ortega, Rosa is survived by her beloved sister Beatrice Marcoe and brother Timothy Ortega Jr. She is preceded in death by her brothers Domingo Ortega and Juan Ortega. Rosa married James Pace (a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Band of Chumash Indians) in May of 1955 (he preceded her in death). They had three children: Rachel Pace, Gary Pace (m. Ruthann Pace), and Elise Tripp (m. Randy Tripp). She was then blessed with nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren include: Kenneth Kahn, Christopher Stevenson, Jacqueline Reyes, Daniel Pace, Rebecca Tripp, Ryan Tripp, Thomas Gomez, Trevor Tripp (preceded in death), and Olivia Pace - and her great-grandchildren include: Austin Kahn, Destiny Stevenson, Zade Stevenson, Clove Stevenson, Remynton Reyes, Aydin Gomez, Marina Reyes, Haydn Pace, and Griffin Reyes. Rosa attended grammar school at Santa Ynez College School, she then attended high school at Sherman Indian Boarding School in Riverside where she was nominated homecoming queen and also awarded a scholarship to Sage Memorial School of Nursing in Arizona from the (DAR) Daughters of Revolution. She received specialized training in obstetrics at Los Angeles Presbyterian Hospital and she was an obstetrics nurse at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Lompoc Community Hospital and Head Nurse at Santa Ynez Hospital A leader for her tribal community, Rosa Pace held Tribal positions from 1950 to 2000 and held Tribal leadership positions from 1965 to 2000 which included: Vice-Chair, Secretary Treasurer, and Health Director. She started the first Urban Indian Health Clinic on Milpas Street in Santa Barbara. After conducting a feasibility and Tribal health needs assessment, she worked with Indian Health and applied for grants resulting in the opening of Santa Ynez Indian Health Clinic in 1974 and went on to add dental and social services. Rosa founded, directed, and ran the health clinic up until her retirement in 2000. During this era the State of California chose Rosa as a representative to work closely with then Congressman Robert Lagomarsino. A "sharp dresser" and deeply respected, her family is very proud of her contributions to helping to bring domestic water and a sewer system to the Reservation, in addition to the development of a campground, community hall, housing programs, health programs, and casino. Coming from humble beginnings "never to be forgotten," her daughter Elise Tripp says, " (Mother and Dad) gave us everything when we had nothing. We didn't have anything and we didn't miss anything. What they gave us was a love that was so fulfilling in life." Known for always wanting to cook for everyone - especially her "macaroni salad, colache, and lemon meringue pie," words describing her including: accepting, gentle, dignified, classy, professional, private, giving, sweet, reliable, elegant, and compassionate, are echoed throughout her entire family who also, "delight in her silly side". "My grandmother was humble, cared about everyone, and wanted everyone included. She empowered us to take care of others and ourselves," says her grandson Kenneth Kahn. "She was proud of each and every one of us," says her daughter Rachel Pace remembering how "caring, kind, loving, selfless, and giving," her mother was. "When she set her mind to something she did it," says her son Gary Pace adding, "she was so loving and giving." "My sister had love for everybody and everybody loved her. She had a heart that overflowed," says Beatrice Marcoe. "She never judged people and was the nicest person I've ever known," says her granddaughter Olivia Pace. Rosary services were held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm, and Funeral Mass Services were held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10 am at Old Mission Santa Inés with burial services following at Oak Hill Cemetery. Rosa's family would like to thank her caregivers from Nursing and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rosa Pace's favorite charity; the ALS Foundation, or a charity close to your heart. Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30, 2015
Partida, Richard Carlos  
April 1, 1952 - July 30, 2015 Passed away peacefully at home after losing his two-year battle with multiple myeloma on Thursday July 30, 2015 at the young age of 63. Richard was a loving husband, father, grand father, and friend to all. He devoted his life to helping people whether they were old friends or new acquaintances. He had a passion for researching the history of Carpinteria the place he was always proud to call home.  Richard was born April 1, 1952 at his home on Cramer Road in Carpinteria, California to Ramon and Antonia Partida. Richard remained in Carpinteria his entire life, working various jobs beginning his passion for construction and wood working at a young age starting at Cate School. He began working for the County of Santa Barbara in 1980 until his retirement in 2012. He was an active member of the Carpinteria Kiwanis Club serving two terms as their president from 2000 to 2002. Richard had a passion for golfing, fishing, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and of course his mornings at Reynoldo's Bakery. His wicked sense of humor, infectious smile, magnetic charm, and outgoing personality were loved by all. He is survived by his wife Peggy Puentes, daughter Nikki (Greg) Nielsen, grandsons Hollister and Hunter, his brother Tony (Stella) Partida, his nieces and nephew Yevette (Gilbert) Lopez, Tony Partida Jr., Crystal (Rafa) Barradas, and their families. Richard will always occupy a special place in many hearts. It was a warm and happy space he shared with all who crossed his path. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the Sansum Clinic Oncology Department, especially Mukul Gupta and Hangama Abassi. The family also asks that you do something nice for yourself or someone in need. In keeping with Richard;s wishes, a simple private family ceremony will be held. We would like to thank everyone who attended his Celebration of Life on July 26, 2015. In Richard's memory, donations can be made to The Kiwanis of Carpinteris, The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, and/or NORML.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27, 2015
Pilchard, Patricia Anne Lewis  
August 17,1927 - April 9, 2015 Patricia Pilchard, Aeronautical Engineer, daughter of Loy and Ethel (Nickell) Lewis, died of cancer April 9th, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California after a brief illness. At the time of her death she was at peace, surrounded by all of her children and many of her grandchildren. Patricia was born in Sturgis, Michigan and from an early age dreamed of taking flight. One of her earliest memories was trying to find a way to affix wings to her tricycle. She soon realized that would not work and vowed then and there she would learn how to build airplanes that would fly. At 16 she went to work to pay for her own flight lessons, and flew solo even before having a license to drive a car. She graduated Sturgis High School in 1944 and gained admission to the University of Michigan where she graduated in January 1950 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. She had indeed learned how to build airplanes that would fly. During her time at U of M she met her first husband, Henry (Hank) Bruner. Hank had been a 2nd Lieutenant flight instructor in the Army Air Corps and was also in the engineering program, attending college on the G.I. Bill. They married in Sturgis, Michigan (January 29, 1949) and after college moved to the Los Angeles area where Pat found employment as an engineer with North American Aviation. Hank began working for Johns Manville and was soon transferred to corporate headquarters in New York City. As the family began to grow, Pat took a break from her career. Hank was killed tragically in an airline crash in December 1960, leaving Pat with sons Jeffrey and Barton and pregnant with daughter Jill. Jill was born in April of 1961 and that summer Pat moved the family cross country to Santa Barbara, California. Sadly, Jill died suddenly December 14, 1961. In Santa Barbara, Pat met and married Charles (Chuck) Pilchard (November 14, 1964) With Chuck, the family expanded, adding daughter Julia and son Charles. As the children grew, Pat returned to college, earning a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Applying her degree, she and Chuck opened Montessori-By-The-Sea in Ventura California. The school lasted several years, providing quality preschool eduction to hundreds of children. After closing the school, Pat returned to the world of engineering and took a position as a project coordinator for the U.S. Navy at Point Mugu (1982). Here she worked on many notable projects including the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. Pat retired from working for the Navy in 2000 and returned to the "quiet" family life surrounded by her children and grandchildren. In her final days she confided that it had been a full life, well lived with some hard times but plenty of good times as well. She was confident her family would continue to prosper and was proud of all in their accomplishments and unique talents. Patricia was preceded in death by husbands Henry C. Bruner (1960), Charles W. Pilchard (2008), and daughter Jill (1961). She is survived by sister Dorothy Patterson, sons Jeffrey Bruner, Barton Bruner, daughter Julia Pilchard, son Charles A. Pilchard and eight grandchildren: Audrey and Mia Bruner; Jasmine Pilchard Gosnell; Jacob (Jace), Cassidy, and Piper Bruner; Charles (C.J.) and Emily Pilchard.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2015
Podlesny, Nina Faye  
Nina Faye Podlesny was born to Leonard Albert Watson and Ada Watson, (née Ada Estelle Crumbly) on May 4, 1928 in Round Mountain, Alabama. The family, including her two sisters, and her brother, moved to Wilson, Texas, when Faye was a young girl. She attended Texas Tech University and earned a B.A. in business. Faye met Paul McCleister when he was stationed in Texas during his army days. They married, and moved to Anaheim, California, in 1947. She worked in a business office while she earned a teaching credential, and began teaching second-grade. During this period she gave birth to Steven in 1948, and Deborah in 1949. Faye and family moved to Santa Barbara in 1957, where she continued to teach at Washington Elementary School for 23 years. After her divorce from Paul, Faye began playing golf, and met Robert F. Podlesny (Fritz) on the golf course. They married in 1966. They were members of the La Cumbre Country Club and enjoyed many years of golfing and bridge playing. They also traveled extensively. In 1980, Faye left teaching to begin a career in real estate, working for a number of years for the firm Pitt and Bachmann. At the age of 87, Faye had a massive stroke, and died 9 days later on July 26th, at Serenity house, surrounded by her family. Faye was a caring, generous, supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. One could count on her sharp intellect and quick wit to help you through the bumps in life. Faye is survived by her husband Fritz, son Steven, daughter Deborah, granddaughters Sarah and Emily, and by her two sisters Mary and Dorothy, in Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Serenity House on 930 Miramonte St. in Santa Barbara. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27, 2015
Ruiz, Vincent Lee  
March 12, 1964 - August 19, 2015 Vincent went to be with our Lord, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Santa Barbara, had a great love for music, fast cars and especially his family. He cared about everybody and was very deep and sensitive. He is survived by his mother Erlinda Marie Gilbert, his father Donald Lee Ruiz, his daughter LeeAna Tacadena Ruiz, his brothers Donnie Patrick Ruiz, Jesse Ruiz, and sisters Stephanie Dawn Ruiz, Desireé Perez Milling, and grandchildren Aaliyah Cordero and Cali Escobedo. He will be missed by all who truly knew him. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 29 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel on Sola St., with viewing from 12:00 3:00 pm, service following. For online condolences log onto www.wrhsb.com
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, 2015
Saunders, Kelly  
A long time Santa Barbara resident, passed away peacefully last week at age 99. Kelly's family moved from Fort Smith Arkansas to Southern California in 1923 and to Santa Barbara in 1929. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1933 and Knapp College of Nursing. In 1938 she married William (Winky) Saunders and they raised two sons, Mike (Butch) and Scott. They lived in Santa Barbara all their married life. Winky passed in 2000 and Kelly moved to the Vista Del Monte retirement community where she resided until her death. During her professional career Kelly worked at Cottage Hospital, did private duty care, public health nursing, and ended her career as a school nurse at La Cumbre Junior High. After their children grew up, Kelly and Winky enjoyed summers at their gold claim at Poker Flat. When mining became too difficult, they shifted their interests to travel. They particularly enjoyed caravans with the Air- stream groups. Kelly leaves behind a large immediate Santa Barbara family: son, Mike, and daughter-in-law Shirley, grandchildren Lynn Dewey, Janet Hollister (Robert), Dave Saunders, and Diane Mead (Russ) as well as nine great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Son Scott resides in San Ramon, CA.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30, 2015
Savage, Norman Edward (In Memoriam)  
In memory of Norman Edward Savage.
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Published on www.newspress.com on Aug. 29, 2015
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