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Anderson, Sioux Biesinger - Santa Cruz  
Sioux Biesinger Anderson April 27, 1954 - June 19, 2015 Resident of Woods Crossing, UT Sioux Biesinger Anderson passed away on June 19, 2015 in Woods Crossing, UT. Sioux was born April 27, 1954 in Bountiful, UT. She is the eldest daughter of Taylor and Elaine Biesinger. The beach life beckoned her, so she moved to Santa Cruz, CA as a young adult. In 1987, she married the love of her life, Lon Anderson. Sioux had a deep appreciation for beauty. She truly loved sunsets over the ocean, the endless flowers grown in their backyard, and of course, anything made of purple glass. She shamelessly spoiled her dogs. Sioux worked for Shelton Roofing for many years here in Santa Cruz. Sioux is survived by many friends and family in Santa Cruz, and in Utah, that will greatly miss her.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 5, 2015
Baker, Shirley - Santa Cruz  
Shirley Baker Jan. 2, 1929 - June 10, 2015 Resident of Santa Cruz Shirley Baker passed away on June 10, 2015 at the age of 86. Shirley was born in San Francisco on January 2, 1929. She married the love of her life Chuck Baker on November 27, 1948. They lived in the bay area before moving to the Santa Cruz area in 1969. Shirley loved gardening, exercising at the Capitola Spa, being with her family and volunteering her time. She worked at the American Heart Association, Food and Nutrition, organized volunteers at Vine Hill School in Scotts Valley, was a catechism teacher at St. Augustine in Scotts Valley, and was the assistant Manager at Rodeo Gulch Mobile Estates. Shirley loved people and was always volunteering to help others. The most important things to her were God, family, and friends. She will be terribly missed. Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband who passed in 2008. Shirley is survived by her daughter Susie and her husband Walt, son Tim and his wife Sue, and son Steve and his wife Odile. Also, her loving grandchildren Candice, Shelby, and Travis. Her funeral was held at St. Joseph's Church in Capitola on June 19 followed by a reception at Rodeo Gulch mobile Estates.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 5, 2015
Canepa, Elizabeth - Watsonville  
Elizabeth Canepa May 19, 1918~May 25, 2015 Residence of Santa Cruz Elizabeth Ann Canepa, born May 19, 1918 in San Francisco, California, passed into eternal life on May 25, 2015 in Santa Cruz. Elizabeth was known for her passion for cooking and love of life with family and friends. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Dante Canepa and her granddaughter, Terrie Lee Molina. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Marston (Gene Marston) of Sacramento and her grandson, Jim Molina also of Sacramento. A memorial service will be held at the Villa Maria Chapel, 21918 E. Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz on July 14th at 1pm. Per family request, please do not send flowers.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 5, 2015
Dakan, Bradley Alan - Santa Cruz  
Bradley Alan Dakan Nov. 26, 1971 - June 15, 2015 Resident of Colfax Bradley Alan Dakan passed away June 15th, 2015 in Auburn, CA after a long illness, which he so bravely fought. Beloved son of Gary Dakan and Kathy Dakan, born November 26, 1971 in Scotts Valley. Two years later sister Michelle was born. After graduating from harbor High School in Santa Cruz, Brad gained life and work experience at the garbage company and the construction industry. He eventually settled in Colfax, CA where he built his own home. It was here that he married his loving wife Nichole. Brad loved everything to do with sports and was a loyal fan of our Bay Area teams. He enjoyed outdoor recreation such as camping and fishing, and was always looking forward to exploring someplace new. Brad's family and friends were his pride and joy in life. His story telling, beautiful smile and keen sense of humor will be greatly missed. He is survived by wife Nichole of Colfax, mother Kathy Dakan of Scotts Valley, father Gary Dakan and wife Wendy of Riverside, sister Michelle Peterson and husband Eric, and beloved niece and nephew, Evan and Olivia of Burney, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins, A celebration of life will be held on July 11th, 800 Sugar Pine Rd., Scotts Valley 1:00-4:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. There is no such thing as ending, just a new beginning.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 5, 2015
Johns M.D., Clara - Umqua  
Clara Johns, MD July 18, 1916 - May 18, 2015 Umpqua, Oregon Dr. Clara Johns, Born July 18, 1916 on a family farm in Rockford, Illinois, died May 18, 2015 in Umpqua, Oregon. She was 98. She received her Bachelor's degree from Rockford College, and graduated from the University of Chicago as a medical doctor in 1941, one of the first three women to get medical degrees from the university. She entered the Public Health Service, and served during WWII in Washington DC and Kansas. Later, Dr. Johns was the first woman to graduate with a Masters of Public Health from Harvard. She married Dr. William A. Hall (deceased) and raised five children. The family moved to the west coast where she pursued her career in medicine. She led a life of service and accomplishment, always aspiring to improve public health. Her interest in progressive politics informed her work to help those in need. During her career in California, she worked as a pediatrician at UCLA, at the Santa Clara County Health Department with migrant populations providing preventive health and maternal and child healthcare; with the mentally ill at Agnews State Hospital; as a volunteer at the United Farmworkers clinics in Salinas; and with the Flying Samaritans treating Native Americans on remote tribal lands. She retired from her position as Medical Director of the Home Care program at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA in 1982 where she also had served as Chief of Staff. Upon retirement she received a commendation from the State of California for her service to the community. After her retirement she enjoyed many years living among the redwoods near Watsonville, CA, and ultimately placed a conservation easement on her beloved property with the Santa Cruz Land Trust for preservation. She loved dogs and flowers, and enjoyed reading, collecting stamps, and music, remembering the songs of her childhood into old age. She spent the last 9 years of her life living with her daughter Marcia along the Umpqua River in Umpqua, OR. We will miss her sense of humor, her amazing memory for songs, poetry recitations, and all other items 'great and small' that she learned in her childhood. She is survived by daughters Diana Hall, (Tim) Mt. View, CA, Dr. Linda Hall (Quentin) Walnut Creek, CA, and Dr. Marcia Hall, (Donald) Umpqua, OR, son Jeffrey Hall, JD of Santa Cruz, niece Dr. Sandra Drake (Ray) Menlo Park, CA, and nephew Karl Drake, (Carol) Palo Alto, grandchildren Nicholas Noble, (Melia) of Umpqua, OR., Ian and Sara Hall of Santa Cruz, CA., Elise Hall, of New Zealand, and their mother, Wendy Molin, of Santa Cruz, Ca. and great grandchildren Ariana and Lincoln Noble of Umpqua. Her son Dr. Raney Hall preceded her in death. As Dr. St. Claire Drake her brother-in-law once inscribed "Dr. Clara – whose lively interest in public affairs and social extensions of the Hippocratic Oath I admire." Her great presence in our lives and the lives of all she served will be greatly missed. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Doctors without Borders or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Memorial Services pending. marciah@jeffnet.org
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 5, 2015
Mastin, Nadine - Aptos  
Nadine Mastin Mar. 2, 1924 - Apr. 29, 2015 Aptos Nadine Mastin, a long time Aptos resident, passed away peacefully on the morning of Apr. 29, 2015 with her children by her bedside. Born Nadine Elizabeth Foss on Mar 2, 1924 in Manila, Philippines to Colonel Elmer Theodore Foss and Madeleine Booth Foss, Nadine spent much of her youth moving with her sister and two brothers to the deployment locations required of a career U.S. Army officer. She attended several schools growing up including a Catholic boarding school in San Juan Puerto Rico. Nadine was a tomboy as a girl and by time she reached high school she took to competitive athletics, mainly field hockey and basketball. Nadine attended Immaculata and Barnard Colleges where she played on the women's basketball team and joined the debate team. Debating fueled her passions for competition and intellectual pursuits. She did well enough in local debates that she was invited to the Eastern Regionals, held in Atlanta, Georgia, where she competed and excelled. Nadine's next stop was the San Francisco Airport where she was an executive secretary for Pan Am led by the dynamic corporate captain Juan Trapp. In 1947, Nadine met Eugene "Bud" Mastin and they were married in 1948. The marriage lasted 65 years until the passing of Bud in 2013. They raised five children during their marriage and lived in a variety of locations including Los Altos, CA, Incline Village and Carson City, NV, Cave Junction, OR. In 1982, they finally settled in Aptos, CA. During those times, Nadine was active with her church and many charitable and service organizations including The Children's Home Society, where she served a term as president. When Nadine and Bud settled in Aptos they volunteered for the English Language Program. Nadine further branched out to join the Literacy Program of the Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County. She also tutored at Murphy's Crossing work camp and worked with the adult education program in Watsonville tutoring students enrolled in nursing assistant programs. In between teaching tenses and pronunciation, Nadine watched many families grow up and made many friends along the way. Nadine was active in her church and a member of the Women's Guild. She was an avid and competitive bridge player who was very active in duplicate bridge groups in the Aptos area. She learned to speak Spanish through both classes and membership in Spanish conversation groups. Above all, Nadine was an engaging person who found good in everyone and made a difference in the lives of many. She is survived by her brother, Laurence Foss; her five children, Monica, Peter, Tom, Mark, and Terry as well as their spouses; seven grandchildren, Carlos, Ceceila, Lynne, Sara, Zeke, Jacoba, and Maxine; and great-grandson, Logan. A Memorial mass will be held in Nadine's honor 11 AM, July 17 at the Resurrection Catholic Community Church, 7600 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 5, 2015

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

McNutt, Lany Kristen Wallwork - Toledo  
Lany Kristen Wallwork McNutt Nov. 17, 1941 - June 30, 2015 Toledo, Ohio Lany Kristen Wallwork McNutt, MSc, PhD, JD, former resident of Santa Cruz, California passed away at age 73 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, in Toledo, Ohio on June 30, 2015. She was born on November 17, 1941, to Lee Holland (McElroy) and Gerald Morrell Wallwork, in Nashville, Tennessee. Kristen attended Stokes Elementary and Hillsboro High School in Nashville. She obtained her bachelor degree from Duke, her Masters from Columbia, her doctor of philosophy in biochemistry from Vanderbilt and her law degree from DePaul University. Kristen completed law school at night in 3 ½ years while working full time. She passed the New York Bar and also became a member of the bar in the District of Columbia. While studying in Vienna, Kristen acquired her fascination with languages, and became at least minimally conversant in German, Arabic, Portuguese and Chinese. This fit with her love of travel and meeting people of different cultures. She was often a speaker at national and international meetings and symposia, using her legal forensic training to take provocative stances on policy issues in order to stimulate discussion. She traveled and worked throughout the world, including France, Israel, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Melbourne, Christ Church, China, Brazil, the Philippines and others. Her wildest trip was to Borneo, after attending a Palm Oil Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur. She crossed a major river alone in a canoe with but one guide in the middle of the night and in a rain storm, to reach her "hotel" - where she slept on a mat on the porch! Kristen and future husband David McNutt met at Vanderbilt University in 1966. They married on September 13, 1969. The following two years, the McNutts were stationed at Air Force bases in Okinawa and Tucson. Kristen and Dave were involved in volunteer activities with Project HOPE in Natal, Brazil n 1972, and later with the Medical Reserve Corps of Santa Cruz County. Along the way, Kristen and her husband acquired an interest in Victorian homes and furnishings. They bought a 5,000 square foot, 1890 house of ill-repute in Washington, DC early in their marriage and restored it, earning certification as an historic renovation by the US Department of the Interior. Later, they attempted the same with a 10,000 square foot 1890 Queen Anne home in Evanston, IL. However, they ran out of money when about half-completed. Altogether, they spent nearly ten years as house renovators. Prior to incorporating her consulting firm, Consumer Choices, Inc., in 1988, Kristen held several progressively responsible positions, including a Congressional Science Fellowship with the Senate Agriculture Committee, Executive Officer of the National Nutrition Consortium in Washington, D.C.; Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago; Associate Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, New York; and Vice President for Consumer and Scientific Affairs, Kraft Foods, Chicago-area. She was active in many professional organizations, and served on several national governmental advisory bodies and committees. Kristen had many publications in her bibliography including over five years of editorials in Nutrition Today, Food Engineering, and the British Nutrition Foundation Journal. They did not pay much, but they brought in clients. She was an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Food Science Technology, and together with her husband, published the college nutrition textbook, Making Food Choices. She started her own monthly publication Consumer Magazines Digest in 1989 which continued until 2011. Kristen never changed jobs again after starting her own business, and she continued to have her office in her various homes. In mid-1991, an elective job change took the McNutts to the Ann Arbor area. For the next few years, Kristen described herself often to friends and family as a "basket case" with severe depression. She was never suicidal and, amazingly, netted more salary than any other years of the business. This depressive episode made her an advocate for those with mental health issues. The McNutts relocated to Santa Cruz County in 2000, about an hour south of San Francisco. The icing on the cake was re-connecting with Kristen's aunt and her clan who live in the Sacramento area. Their October family reunions for the abalone festival in Mendocino became a tradition. One of Kristen's favorite sayings came in a birthday card from a dear cousin. Its message is a fitting closure for the McElroy and Holland genealogy. This remains posted on Kristen's bathroom mirror: Not many people are lucky enough to have family ties made even stronger by friendship. Kristen began to have respiratory problems in 2011, which gradually worsened. In early 2015 she was diagnosed with cancer of the lung. Ultimately, Kristen and her oncologist decided that she should enter Hospice Care. We remember Kristen for her compassion and kindness to others, especially the less fortunate. She had intense dedication to whatever cause she espoused, including the cultivation and maintenance of friendships. Her ability to concentrate and to master complex subject matter e.g., biochemistry and legalese, and her memory were prodigious. We recall her beautiful smile and her infectious laughter and we are in awe of and applaud her many professional and personal achievements and triumphs. Her loving connections with her Schnauzer dogs, Hansel, Gretel and King Arthur over the past 16 years were a source of constant happiness and contentment. For more information about Kristen and her life, please visit her website at: http://www.mcnuttwebsite.com . Kristen is survived by her husband, David R. McNutt, MD, her brother James Caleb Wallwork, MD and sister-in-law Kathryn Wallwork, of Nashville, and eight nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Thomas McNutt and sister-in-law, Lynne McNutt of Temperance, Michigan who were of incredible support for Kristen and Dave, both in Santa Cruz and in the Toledo area. The family thanks Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the caring personal and professional support provided to Kristen during her illness. Kristen did not want a funeral or memorial service, and she chose to have her remains cremated. Those wishing to memorialize Kristen may make a contribution to their preferred charity in her name. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ansberg-West Funeral Directors, 419-472-7633. To send her family online condolences, please visit www.ansberg-west.com .
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 4, 2015
Yvanovich, John Anthony - Redding  
John Anthony Yvanovich April 9, 1928 - June 14, 2015 Redding, CA The youngest of 6 children of Vincente and Pureza. He was raised in Hong Kong and Macau and lived through WWII after Hong Kong surrendered to the Japanese army. He immigrated to the US at age 23 to attend Cal Berkeley. His father died shortly after his marriage in 1953. He was the father to three sons and two daughters. He worked at American Airlines until he retired after the death of his mother and second wife in 1979. He is survived by his 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Beloved husband of Susan for 25 years. Additionally survived by sisters Helen and Cecilia and many nieces and nephews and two life long friends Willie and Chocolate. He will be deeply missed by all. Private family celebration of life was held on Father's Day.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 4, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

Key, Levi - Los Banos  
LEVI KEY JUL. 14, 1993 - JUN. 28, 2015 MARINA Levi Mick-Daniel Key was brought into this world by Erlinda and Greg Key in Santa Cruz, CA on July 14, 1993. He was taken from us unexpectedly on Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was well known for his easy going and kind nature. He was wise beyond his years, had a contagious laugh and a stunning smile. Levi easily made new friends. He accepted and appreciated people unconditionally. He was a devoted son, brother, grandson and friend. Levi never missed an opportunity to spend time with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by Henry Key, St Louis, MO; Eufemia and Fred Meza Sr., Los Banos, CA. He is survived by his beautiful beloved Sister Cori Key; Mother Erlinda Key; Father Greg Key; his Paternal Grandmother Mary Key; his Aunt and Uncle (Godparents) Nino and Nina Jabier and Josephine Torres, his Uncles and Aunts from the Meza family: Fred Meza Jr. (Quartez), Ted (Joyce), Leonard Sr.(Linda), Louie (June), Raymond (Kim), Barney (Mary), Ernest, Gonzo, Bill (Sheryl), Dorothy and Ken Nelson, his many beloved cousins, and his dog Chico.… BOOM! Viewing will be held on July 7, 2015 at 5-7pm, Rosary beginning at 7pm at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel 1840 S. Center Ave., Los Banos, CA 93635 Additional viewing at Whitehurst Chapel on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 8:30am-10:30am. Mass following at 11 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1621 Center Ave. Los Banos, CA 93635. Burial will follow at the Los Banos District Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Chapels~Los Banos.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 2, 2015
Moore, Madeleine - Santa Cruz  
Madeleine Moore Oct 26, 1988 - June 18, 2015 Resident of San Leandro Madeleine Clare Moore, 26, of San Leandro, California, passed away on Thursday afternoon, June 18, 2015 at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, California, from injuries sustained in a tragic hit and run accident earlier that day. Madeleine was born and raised in Poway, California. She attended Poway High School and later the University of California Santa Cruz, from where she graduated in 2011 with degrees in Linguistics and Latin American and Latino Studies. Multi-lingual, with a world view filled with compassion and a commitment to justice and equality, Madeleine enjoyed her work as an immigration paralegal at the Law Office of Robert L. Lewis. She was popular and highly respected by her coworkers and the immigrant clients she served. Madeleine enriched the lives of everyone fortunate to have known her. She will always be remembered and deeply missed. Madeleine is survived by her sister Bailey, mother Patty, father Mike, and her soul mate, the love of her life, David Bulnes. A visitation for Madeleine's family and friends will be held at Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga Street, Santa Cruz, California, from 12 to 2 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. A service celebrating Madeleine's life will be held on the UCSC campus at Oakes West Field and Learning Center following the visitation at 3 pm.
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel from June 26 to June 30, 2015
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