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Vielbig, Judith Claire - Ventura  
Judith Claire Vielbig Ventura, CA Judy left us April 26 at home surrounded by 14 family members and friends singing hymns to her ? just what she liked. She had valiantly battled her cancer for two years even riding a tricycle until the last few months. Judy was born into a farming family outside of Lincoln Nebraska on December 15, 1935. To enable her to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University her father covered initial tuition by selling a pig. She came out to California in 1957 with a group of other Midwesterners as brand new school teachers. The kids refer to them as "The Covered Wagon Gang". She and husband Les met in Anaheim and were married there July 2, 1960. To describe what her 52 year life in Ventura accomplished is beyond what can be listed here. She was a firm believer in the social gospel of Jesus and practiced it. Judy's work in the church and in the community served as a witness to her strong faith. You in the community who worked with her can testify to this. She is survived by husband Les, children Eric (Shonda) and Laura Nilsson (Pelle), five grandchildren and 3 siblings, Sharon, Mary-Margaret and Bill. Her son Joe and her parents Leroy and Marjorie Cook preceded her in death. She also leaves behind more than 100 of her "closest personal friends" A Celebration of Judy's Life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura 93001 on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers you may send your gift to First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund or to Project Understanding, PO Box 25460, Ventura, 93002 Arrangements are under the direction of Coast Cities Cremations.
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Published in Ventura County Star from May 10 to June 17, 2015

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Vincent Jr., Melville F. - Camarillo  
Melville F. Vincent Jr. Camarillo, CA Melville "Mel" Franklin Vincent Jr. June 6, 1919 ? April 28, 2015 Mel was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on June 6, 1919. He married Estelle "Fahey" Vincent on September 7, 1940. Estelle passed away on November 7, 2003 after 63 years of marriage. Mel had an older brother (Leonard) and a younger sister, Ruth. They had two daughters Ellen and Joyce Mel and Estelle had two sons and a daughter. Russell Vincent, long time resident of Camarillo, passed away on July 30, 2007 . Son Dennis Vincent married Janet "Roddy" Vincent 40 years ago and is presently retired, living in Sun City, Arizona. Step-son Marc resides with his wife Denise and two sons, Mitch and Jake, in Littleton, Colorado. Daughter, Judy a long time Camarillo resident, married to Steve Gray has two daughters from her first husband Jerry Sheggrud, Jami and Julie Sheggrud. His granddaughters gave him great comfort and support in his final years. Mel retired from Pleasant Valley School District and was especially proud of his years as a Board member for Parks and Recreation and has never missed the Camarillo Christmas Parade. Estelle was a homemaker. If you ever wanted to know where Mel was just go to the tennis courts at Pleasant Valley Park and he would be there either playing or teaching his favorite sport. This passion helped him to reach the young age of 95. Thank you to the staff at Royal Gardens for his care and a special thanks to his "team" from Buena Vista Hospice. Memorial Service will be June 6, 2015 at 10:00 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel 1075 E Daily Dr. Camarillo. Dedication of tennis court #3 to follow at Pleasant Valley Park courts (now, Bob Kildee Park) with a BBQ and time to celebrate his life and birthday after. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo Ph 805-482-1166
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Published in Ventura County Star on May 27, 2015
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