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Aguirre, Benjamin Michael  
05/30/84-06/27/15 Benjamin Michael Aguirre, a loving and caring son, brother, nephew and grandson after a courageous fight against cancer passed away at Serenity House on 06/27/15, after his recent 31st birthday. Benjamin was born in Augsburg, Germany as part of a U.S. Army family stationed in Germany on May 30, 1984. Benjamin grew as a child and became a young man in Carpinteria, California. He loved playing football for the Carpinteria Indians and later for his beloved Carpinteria High School Warriors. Benjamin was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and would often take time to see his favorite team at training camps in Oxnard, California. Benjamin worked for UPS and FEDEX making local area deliveries. He was loved by all of his customers and he always greeted his customers with a smile. He also had a talent for creating hand made corn hole toss boards and quickly became known as "Corn Hole Benny" by his friends and customers. Benjamin always had a quiet confidence in all of his endeavors, and expressed thoughtful kindness with family and friends. He will always be loved and remembered by his family and friends. Benjamin is survived by his supportive loving mother Juanita Ortiz of Carpinteria; father Gilbert Aguirre of Whittier; and siblings Phillip Aguirre, Jonathan Flores, Xochitl (Ivan) and Xenia Flores. Benjamin leaves his loving grandmother, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. His beloved dog "Nala" will miss his loving devotion. Benjamin's loving grandfather preceded him last month and was always involved in his life with love and guidance. The family wishes to thank doctors Newman, Greaney and Kearney for their caring efforts. Special thanks go to the wonderful people at Cottage Hospital 5 South, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care and Serenity House for the compassionate care given to him In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Serenity House in his name. A BBQ to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, July 12,2015 at 11:00 at Toro Canyon Park. Please wear your favorite Dallas Cowboy jersey or colors.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from July 1 to July 5, 2015
Anders, Dean Arthur  
Of the Santa Ynez Valley died at the age of 81 in Solvang on June 22, 2015. Born on July 6, 1933, Dean led an extremely giving and fulfilling life. He served in the U.S. Army during and directly after the Korean War. Dean went on to earn a Bachelors Degree from Iowa State Teachers College, marry Jean Petersen of Iowa, father a daughter, Teresa, in 1956, and then move to California, taking a job at Santa Ynez High School as a Business teacher in 1959, which is the same year he fathered a son, Bruce. After earning his Masters in Education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Dean moved to administrative roles at Santa Ynez High School, serving as Dean of Students, Athletic Director, Vocational Director, and Activities Director. In 1976, Dean married Carol Cordero and helped raise her two children, Aaron and Gina. Dean continued to move up the administrative ranks at S.Y. High School as Vice-Principal and finally as Principal/Superintendent for the last nine years of his nearly forty-year career at the school, retiring in 1996. Dean then turned most of his attention to assisting the former Santa Ynez Valley YMCA grow to today?s Stuart Gildred YMCA, which very recently named one of its sections the Dean and Carol Anders Teen Center. Dean was also honored as the Santa Ynez Valley's Man of the Year in 1999. Dean is survived by two brothers, a sister, his wife, four children, many nieces and nephews, and six grandchildren. Dean will be remembered as a hard worker committed to his family and to his community. The family would like it known that, rather than receiving flowers, Dean would have instead preferred a gift to charities involving the youth and senior citizens of the Santa Ynez Valley. His services will be held at the Solvang Festival Theater on Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 AM.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 25 to June 29, 2015
Andrews, Joyce Jean  
May 1930 - June 2015 Taken too soon from her family and friends after being diagnosed with brain cancer in April of this year. Joyce Jean Andrews passed away on Saturday, June 20 at home surrounded by her loving husband and daughter. Joyce was born in 1930 in Jamestown New York to Carl Wellman Garrity and Ethel Mae Hoskins. Her family made the adventurous move to California in 1939 in a new Studebaker sedan. They settled in Laguna Beach where Joyce graduated from Laguna Beach High Class of 1948. She attended the University of Redlands graduating in the class of 1952 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. In 1953 while teaching in Santa Maria, Joyce met and married the love of her life Richard Andrews. Following Richard's graduation from Cal Poly, they lived in Santa Barbara for the next 36 years where they raised their family. Richard and Joyce started a new and exciting chapter in their life by making a move to San Luis Obispo in 1992, where they have spent the last 23 years enjoying their retirement on the Central Coast. Joyce always kept active. She enjoyed bike rides, playing tennis, trekking and more recently working out at the fitness club. Volunteering was a strong theme throughout her life and Joyce took great pride in being a Deacon at her church. Joyce and Richard shared a tremendous love for Cal Poly supporting their favorite university through Athletics and many other activities. Joyce enjoyed traveling and together she and Richard took many trips all over the world. She brought these trips to life for her family and friends by writing travel journals and putting together picture albums. Her hobbies included creative writing, knitting, and cross stitching. She relished the challenge in completing 1000 piece puzzles with the help of her grandkids and could be found reading books for her book club, doing cryptograms, crossword puzzles or playing solitaire in her downtime. Joyce was a friend to all. Her smile could light up a room and put anyone at ease. She was gracious, kind and genuinely always happy. Even in her last months while fighting cancer, she was cheerful and encouraging to those around her. Her greatest love in life was being a wife and best friend to Richard. She loved being a mom and most of all she loved being a "Nana" to her 4 grandchildren. Just two months shy of celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary, Joyce leaves her husband Richard Andrews. She is also survived by her daughter Elizabeth Tracy, son-in-law Christopher Tracy, and her four grandchildren - Grantland, McKenna, Walker, and Reagan. She is survived by her sister-in-law Colleen Merendino and her nieces and nephew Denise Parrott, Terry Ford and Christopher Buckalew. Joyce will be laid to rest next to her two beloved sons Jon Robert Andrews (deceased 1990) and Richard Jerome Andrews (deceased 2013) at graveside services on Friday, June 26, 2015 11 AM at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA. A Celebration of Life Memorial and reception will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM at San Luis Obispo Presbyterian Church, 981 Marsh Street, SLO, 93401. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Deacons Fund at San Luis Obispo Presbyterian Church.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 24 to June 28, 2015
Bishop, Adele A.  
Adele passed away on May 7, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. Adele was affectionately known as "Punky" by her family and close friends. She was born on August 15, 1941 in Santa Barbara, CA. to Joseph Alvarado and Dorothy Ruiz. She often spoke fondly of her childhood years growing up with her family in Montecito. She attended local schools including Santa Barbara High School. She moved to Solvang, CA. in the mid 1980s and loved the small town charm. She worked for several local Companies over years including Santa Barbara Research Center, Amber Engineering and retired from Lockheed Martin in 2007. She was an amazing cook and loved to entertain family and friends at her home. She had a love for classic movies, music, dancing, and gardening. Adele is survived by her Mother Dorothy Patarak (Mike), brother Don Alvarado (Beverly), sister Lea Alvarado, husband John Bishop, daughter Debbie Niday (Pat), daughter Kari Esau, grand daughter Jaime Carlisle, grand daughter Shelby Niday, and great grand daughter Melanie Carrizales. She was a loving and caring Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Friend. We will always remember her strong spirit, contagious laugh, and endless giving to others. The family wishes to express their heart felt gratitude to the nurses and staff of Dignity Health Hospice of Santa Maria for their loving care and support. In accordance with Adele's wishes, no funeral services will be held. Our's is a simple prayer, for God to keep you in his care. You will forever be in our hearts and treasured memories.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 28 to July 2, 2015
Cooper, Mary Alice  
Passed away June 18, 2015 in Santa Barbara. Born May 23, 1926 in Santa Barbara, Mary Alice was primarily a life long Santa Barbara resident with brief residential interludes in Hawaii and northern California. Graduating from Santa Barbara High School in 1944, Mary Alice went on to work in administrative roles for both the county and for various local financial institutions. In her retirement, Mary Alice touched many lives spending years hosting various explorers of southern California both young and old, foreign and domestic enthusiastically determined to educate curious souls. She was a lover of: good conversation, dance, piano music, languages, literature, linguistically challenging tongue twisters, and was a published poet. She also loved her dogs: Pookie, Tuffy, and Thomas Jefferson Cooper. She had a keen sense of humor and loved to hear and crack a good joke. She was also a woman of good will who showed great poise selflessly helping both friends and family during difficult times. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. Thank-you for everything Alice! Mary Alice is preceded in death by her beloved husbands Samuel John Cooper and Floyd Barber as well as her parents Rayo Hernandez and Victorina C. Henandez as well as her sister Celia Cruz. She is survived by her niece Barbara Sturtz and cousins Perfecto Chacon and Yolanda Rincon. Mary Alice's ashes will be interned at a public ceremony July 1 at 12 noon at the Santa Barbara Cemetery followed by a 1 pm reception at Valle Verde's Santa Barbara room. In lieu of flowers the family would encourage any donations to DAWG.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 28 to July 2, 2015
Davis, Barbara L. (Hall)  
April 4, 1940 - June 1, 2015 Barbara Davis passed away on June 1 in Barcelona, Spain, while on a Mediterranean cruise with Glenn R. Davis, her husband of 28 years. Barbara was born in San Diego, California, to Clyde B. Hall and Bernice A. Hall (Bugg). She was a 39 year resident of Santa Barbara, California, although she spent much of her childhood in Kennewick, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. A foodie and enthusiastic traveler, she always enjoyed going to new places, whether they be in the states, abroad, or new local restaurants. Recent travel included Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Memphis, Savanna, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and France. Other passions included reading, gardening and boating. Barbara was a long time member of the the Monday Quilters, a subgroup of the Coastal Quilters Guild, and enjoyed their conversations as well as the practice of their craft.  Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kimberly A. DeBra (Coulter) of Folsom, CA, and Carolyn L. Keithley (Coulter) of San Clemente, CA, son Joseph M. Coulter, Jr. of Coeur d'Alene, ID, sister Beverly Berwick (Hall) and brother-in-law David Hunter of Chula Vista, CA, grand children Cassandra and Monique DeBra, Kelsey Coulter, and Ryan and Connor Keithley, great-granddaughter Emma Berry, great-grandson Charles Wenstrup and nieces Evelyn Berwick, Teresa Clemmer, Julie Brown, Shari Vasquez and their families. A special thank you is being extended to Barbara's caregivers at Cottage Hospital and Hospital del Mar in Barcelona and to doctors West, Alton, Watson, Kupperman and Woliver of Santa Barbara. Together they extended Barb's life by at least 12 years and allowed her to enjoy the retirement she so deserved. Barb had congenital heart issues that slowed her down in recent years but she never complained and she never let that interfere with showing her love for her family, friends and pets (and her plants, books, recipes, painting, quilting, computers and kitchen gadgets). She will always be remembered for her zest for life and her spunky and spirited personality. She was, and will always be, so very loved by her family and friends.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 28 to July 2, 2015
Easterbrook, Thomas Joseph  
July 9, 1957 - June 21, 2015 On Sunday June 21 our beloved Son, Husband, Brother, and Father passed from this world. Tom is survived by his mother Joan Harrison Easterbrook, his wife Selsy Easterbrook, and his children Robert Easterbrook, Jim Easterbrook and Kaitlyn Easterbrook. Additionally Tom has three siblings. Sister Erin (Boyd) Easterbrook, Mark Easterbrook and Matthew Easterbrook. Tom experienced an eventful life. He served honorably for the Fresno and Tulare county Sheriffs departments. Tom became a pilot early in the 80's and amassed many flight hours working for security air transports. He soon piloted private concerns for many corporate clients. In time his commercial experience put him to work for Northwest and Delta Airlines flying his beloved 757 aircraft. Tom was a Jack of all trades and a master of many! A brilliant marksman, an accomplished swimmer and weightlifter, Tom was just special! He lifted the spirits of so many around him. He solved problems and saved lives. He was a beautiful Man, Son, Father, Husband and brother. He always said "if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem"! You can't be either if you don't care and Tom did. He was my Brother! Rosary TBD see Welch Ryce Haider wrhsb.com . Funeral Mass 10 am Wednesday July 1, 2015 at Saint Raphael's church, Hollister Ave.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 27 to July 1, 2015
Fenske, Paul  
1939-2015 Paul Albert Fenske, born October 16, 1939, in Worthington, Minnesota to Elmer Fenske and Eileen Siemonsma Fenske, passed away on June 16 , 2015 from complications of longstanding health issues. Paul grew up in rural Minnesota and Iowa and moved with his parents to Santa Barbara in 1956. In 1960 he and Sandra Nelson were married at Old Mission Santa Barbara, a union that produced three sons, Jeff, Tim and Rob. In the 1970's Paul helped in the formation of Cub Scout troop 121 at Brandon School, serving as cubmaster. His interest and involvement in scouting continued in Boy Scout Troop 129. Among his favorite activities was watching his boys as they participated in various athletic endeavors, a pleasure that continued to watching his grandchildren compete, as well. Family camping trips, fishing, boating and pulling skiers around Lake Nacimiento were also enjoyable activities for him. Paul worked as a carpenter throughout most of his working life, on projects ranging from the school at St Raphael's parish, Brandon Elementary School, the previous remodel of Cottage Hospital and many others. The love of farming never left him, however, and in 1977 he moved his young family to a farm in southwestern Minnesota where his boys learned to enjoy life in a rural setting, working with livestock, driving tractors and doing all of the chores a farm requires. The family returned to the Santa Barbara area in 1985. All three boys have said that moving to the farm was the best thing he could have done for them and are grateful for the experience. In retirement Paul's greatest pleasures included traveling with Sandy in their various RV's, spending time at his "ranch" in Colorado and crawling the trails of the Rocky Mountains in his Jeep. While in Goleta he and a group of friends met each morning for coffee and tall tales at the coffee Bean, a habit he continued in Colorado with another group of friends. Spending time with family continued to provide many pleasant days and in the last few months of his life he was able to welcome his first great grandchild and just eleven days ago witness his youngest grandson's graduation from high school. Paul is survived by Sandy, his wife of nearly fifty-five years, sons Jeff, Tim (Bobbi) and Rob (Tammy), grandchildren Jennifer, Heather, Jason (Allison), Steven (Brianna), Seana, Josh and Zach and great grandson Kendall. His Aunt Leona Fenske, two nieces, two nephews and several cousins survive as well. Mollie and Plum miss him greatly. The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to Dr Joseph Aragon and the staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital MICU and Cardiac Care unit for their kind and compassionate care for Paul in his final days. A funeral mass will be celebrated for Paul on July 2 at 10 AM at St Barbara's Mission. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart Association, Sansum Clinic Diabetes Research Institute or any charity of choice.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 26 to June 30, 2015
Frair, Barbara Louise  
77,passed away June 3 2015. Born in Los Angles, CA., 1937. She had 2 children. She was raised in Malibu by Fred and Elain Trappe. She attended UCSB for 3 years and graduated from UCLA. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Frair and a son Robert. She was an avid traveler, and had many friends around the world. Her favorite city was Paris and New Zealand was special for her. She worked and retired from the UCSB library. There was never a person who was so kind and patient. She will join her parents whose ashes were spread in the waters off Anacapa Island. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from July 1 to July 5, 2015
Gomez, Joann Marie  
58, of Santa Ynez passed away on June 24th, 2015. She was born on August 26th, 1956 in Santa Maria. Her parents were Emma Gomez and Patrick Gomez. Joann is survived by her brothers and sisters; Mauel Kahn, Edward Kahn, Patsy Silva, Rachel Makano, Bernice Gomez, Deceased - Micheal Gomez, Vincent Gomez "speedy". Son Samuel Martinez, Daughters; Roseann Gomez (Deceased), Joanne Martinez (Jesse Trancoso), Terry Martinez, Grandchildren; David Gomez, Alyssa Trancoso, Priscilla Trancoso, Valerie Trancoso, J.J. Trancoso, Samuel Martinez Jr., Great-grandchild Faithilyn Cha. "Do not stand by my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain, I am a gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starshine at night. Do not think of me as gone - I am with you in each new dawn. -Native American Prayer. We will always love you and you will forever be in our hearts. A Rosary will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 30th at Old Mission Santa Ines. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 1st at the Mission, with a Graveside following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, California. Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.
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Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from June 30 to July 4, 2015
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