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Bonita “Deana Vasquez” Murillo (1964-2021)

Bonita “Deana Vasquez” Murillo (1964-2021)

Dearest Friends & Family,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce Bonita “Deana Vasquez” Murillo passed away peacefully at 8:01 in the morning on August 29th, 2021 in Pasadena, Ca after her long battle with Stage 4 Chronic kidney disease and Congestive heart failure.
Deana grew up in Fillmore, Ca along with her sisters and brothers. They attended school events and festivals in town. She attended Fillmore High and made many friends. Anyone who knew her will say she had a contagious smile and a heart of gold. Deana moved to Pasadena, Ca where she would raise her 3 children and became a dedicated member within her church and town.
Bonita “Deana Vasquez” Murillo leaves behind her children Angeline, Sirena, and Jesus Murillo . Son-in-laws Arturo and Jonathan. Grandkids Arturo Jr., Nathan, Sophia, Reyna, Alanna, Simaya, and Lucia. Her Mother Rosa Rios. Sisters Lisa V. Acero, Rose V. Alverdi and brother-in-law Vince Alverdi. Brothers Michael Ramirez and Jesse “Chuchi” Vasquez.
Wake will be held Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park - Hillside Chapel located at 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park - Hillside Chapel located at 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601. A vehicle procession will follow immediately after to final resting place.

 
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Francis Marvin Atchley (1937-2021)

Francis Marvin Atchley (1937-2021)

Francis Marvin Atchley was born on August 13th, 1937 in Fillmore, CA to Edna Ruth (Parker) and Marvin Carl Atchley. He passed away on September 16th, 2021 as a result of a short battle with lung cancer. He tragically lost his mother in 1940 and was raised by his father, a citrus farmer, who ingrained in him the skills for practical living. Marv’s four older sisters doted on their only brother. His childhood on the Shields Ranch in Bardsdale fostered a lifelong love for nature and exploration. Marv graduated from Fillmore High in 1955 and was a perennial class favorite. With a strong engineering mind, Marv attended UC Berkeley where a summer job for Ernest Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron, led to a position at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He retired as the Director of Computer Operations.
In 1968, Marv purchased 20 acres on Spring Mountain in Napa County where he carved out 5 acres for a vineyard. Marv made his own wine for personal use for many decades but later sold his grapes to Correlation.
Marv was a remarkably talented and well-read man who mastered everything he did from viticulture to electronics to music. He devoted over 35 years of service to the performing arts in the Napa Valley; his retirement revolved around the St. Helena Community Band and the St. Helena Choral Society. With his jaunty beret and dark mustache, he cut a dashing figure and was a beloved musician.
Marv married Judith Bramell of Berkeley, CA in 1959. They raised two daughters and divorced in 1978. Marv married Judith Emsley Rochios in 1988 with whom he spent many happy years. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his four sisters: Evelyn, Christine, Mary, and Joann. He is survived by his wife, his daughter Sara Atchley Thomas (Duncan) of St. Helena, his daughter Jennifer Atchley Montoya (Angel) of Las Cruces, NM, grandson Woodrow Montoya, and brother-in-law, Richard Hackney of Fillmore, CA. Services will be held at a later date.

 
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Mary Lou Reyes (1932-2021)

Mary Lou Reyes (1932-2021)

On September 8th, 2021, our Mother and Grandma Mary Lou Reyes passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on June 12th, 1932 to the late Frank and Sophia Savala in Fillmore, Ca. She was raised in Piru, Ca. and worked for Piru/Fillmore Citrus Association for roughly 20 years. It was there she met her love, Jimmy Reyes and they were married for 40 years. They enjoyed fishing in the Sierras, family gatherings, picking pinones (pine nuts) in Frazier Park, enjoying day trips to Blue Point, visiting friends in Piru, watching old westerns movies, and keeping a clean house. Mary also enjoyed spending time in the kitchen where she was well known for her great food and of course, her delicious bake goods. Mary leaves behind many friends and family members in her home town Piru, and also is now reunited with some of them as well.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Reyes, parents Frank and Sophia Savala, sisters, Connie Lopez and Delia Carbajal, sons, James Jr, and Bruce Reyes. She leaves behind her daughters, Edith Smith-Ponce, and Susie Golson, 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Her celebration of life will be held on October 1st, 2021 at 9:00 at San Salvador Mission, 4041 E. Center St, Piru, Ca. Burial will be at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe St, Fillmore, Ca.
Lastly our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to her long time doctor Jerold Noah, MD, Ventura Assisted Living and their staff, Jose, RN, Elena, C.N.A., and John, Spiritual Counselor for making her transition to our Heavenly Lord, peaceful.
We love you grandma, may you rest in peace!

 
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Donna Kay Aguirre (1959-2021)

Donna Kay Aguirre (1959-2021)

Donna Kay Aguirre passed away on September 9th, 2021 due to complications of COVID-19 in Kingman Arizona. She is survived by her husband Tim Aguirre of 40 years. She is also survived by her sibling’s twin sister Denna (Black), Leon Banta, Karen (Malloy), Darlene (Chantel). She is also survived by her daughter Melanie and son Isaiah. Her grandchildren include Kaitlyn and Sara. Great grandchildren Gabriel and John. Born April 14th, 1959 in Ventura California she attended Fillmore Schools. After high school she married Rick Gross and had one child Melanie. Married Tim Aguirre they moved to Kingman Arizona in 1981. Born in 1982 a son Isaiah. She will be truly missed by all. She loved the outdoors and could have lived in a tent surrounded by pine trees. Donna was a fantastic cook that specialized in Mexican dishes. Donna was a woman with many talents and was taken way too soon. She was her happiest while spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of life is being planned time and place have not been decided.

 
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David Ray Jackson (1938-2021)

David Ray Jackson (1938-2021)

Peacefully and surrounded by his wife and close family, David Ray Jackson of Fillmore, California passed away on August 27, 2021 at the age of 82.
David was born on September 11, 1938 in Fillmore, California, to Carl Newton and Stella Pauline (Millsap) Jackson in Fillmore, California.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 16 years, Claudia; his children: Cindy Jackson and Dennis (Mary K) Jackson; step-children: Shelly (Ed) Barr, Kelly (Michael) Conour, Nadine (Tim) Knowles, Susie (Robert) Johnson, Devon Sullivan, Patricia (Dennis) Mead and Christopher (Jennifer) Noe; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who lovingly called him Poppers; sisters: Elain Lewis Jackson and Carlene Welchel and close friend Monte (Betty) Carpenter.
He will also be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters in Christ and friends at the Santa Paula Freewill Baptist Church, where he humbly served as a Deacon.
He was predeceased by his wife, Anita Darlene Jackson; step-daughter, Laura Jane Noe and sister, Pauline.
He lived with his family in Piru, on his grandfather's farm until 1943. After graduating High School in 1957, David joined the U. S. Army. He took Basic Training at Fort Ord and was sent to Anchorage, Alaska for 28 months. In April of 1961 he was released from active duty and returned home. In October of the same year, he was recalled to Active Duty in Fort Lewis, Washingon. He was released in July 1962. He had a thirty year career with the County of Ventura and went on to enjoy retirement for another thirty plus years.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe Street, Fillmore, California.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 11:00am at the Santa Paula Freewill Baptist Church, 406 Acacia Road, Santa Paula, California.
Memorial Donations may be made in the name of David Ray Jackson to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
The family wishes to end a special thank you to the staff at the Santa Paula VCMC Hospital and the Coastal View Healthcare Center for their care and compassion.

 
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Ninfa Zepeda Alday (1946-2021)

Ninfa Zepeda Alday (1946-2021)

Ninfa Zepeda Alday, age 75, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021. She was born January 5, 1946 in Saltillo, Mx to Ernesto and Maria Alday. Ninfa's siblings are Elizabeth Chavez, Tim Alday, Maria Gonzalez, Frank Alday, and Violet Alday.
In her early years, Ninfa arrived in the U.S. at the age of 15. Ninfa was always one to lend a helping hand to others. Ninfa was the true definition of a humanitarian and had the opportunity to continue to practice for over 30 years as a property manager for Cabrillo Economic Development at Rancho Sespe Apartments in Fillmore and Montgomery Oaks Apartments in Ojai. She was a manager for people of low income and farm worker families. Throughout her working years and even after retirement, Ninfa was shown love and appreciation by her residents. She was highly recognized as an inspiration.
Ninfa is survived by her husband, Jaime Zepeda; daughter and son-in-law, Marizol Zepeda and Miguel Iniguez; and granddaughter, Itzelle Iniguez; and siblings Liz, Maria, Frank, and Violet. She is preceeded in death by her parents Ernesto and Maria Alday, brother Tim Alday and her newborn son Francisco Zepeda.
Ninfa was known to be loving and supportive, but most of all, funny and a jokester! She loved to spend time with family and her favorite hobby was going to the casino. Ninfa loved to be called "Abuelita" by her grand-daughter who ended up being the best of best friends!
Ninfa will be missed and forever in our hearts.
Services will be held at Perez Family Funeral Home Thursday, September 9th, 2021 (3:00pm – 9:00pm); mass on Friday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Barsdale Cemetery. Then we are holding a celebration of life at 302 B Street Fillmore, Ca 93015.

 
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Carolee Battaglia (1968-2021)

Carolee Battaglia (1968-2021)

Carolee is a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister who left us too early. She earned her wings August 30th and joined her friends and family in heaven. She will be watching down upon us. Carolee is survived by her husband Mike, her son Bradley, father Gerry Mathews, mother Sharon (McIntosh) Mathews, brother Dan Mathews (wife Kimberly), Ron Mathews (wife Donna), sister-in-law Debbie Evans (husband Jack), brother-in-law Frank Battaglia (wife Linda), 6 nephews, 3 nieces and 2 great nieces.
Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California, Maryland on September 4, 2021 and in Fillmore, California on September 21, 2021 and burial will follow at Eternal Valley, Newhall California.
Services on September 21, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Southern California, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints
Zoom Link for Service: To Be Provided Later
1017 1st Street, Fillmore, California 93015
10:00 - 10:45 visitation
11:00 - services
Light refreshments and memory sharing following services.
Interment at Eternal Valley
23287 N. Sierra Highway, Newhall, California 91321
September 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers (Carolee thought they were always a waste), please send donations to A Community that Share (ACTS), P.O. Box 54, Bushwood, MD 20618; Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 530, Leonardtown, MD 20650; or American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
All arrangements have been made at Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.

 
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Raymond Maitland Smith (1923-2021)

Raymond Maitland Smith (1923-2021)

Raymond Maitland Smith, affectionately known to his wife, family and friends as “Honey”, Dad, Ray, Smitty, and Papaw, passed away peacefully at his home and orange ranch in Reedley, CA on July 12, 2021. Ray was 98 years young.
Ray was born on January 3, 1923 in Brea, CA to the parents of Maitland and Marie Smith and grew up in Orange County, where during his teen-age years, he met the love of his life, Laura Nadine Henning (Smith), who had just recently moved to California, arriving from Kansas. Just shy of Nadine graduating from high school, Ray and Nadine snuck off to Arizona and eloped, starting an adventurous life together, producing four children and a loving marriage that would last nearly 68 years.
Ray Smith was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy on the attack transport vessel, the U.S.S. Hendry (APA-118) in 1944 and 1945. After completing his service Ray returned to Orange County and along with his wife Nadine, raised their family there until 1957. They moved the family to Atlanta, Georgia when Ray was transferred to the South, working as a regional manager for Hunt Foods. However, ranching was always his first love career-wise, having studied Agriculture at college. In the early 60’s, he gave up his job and moved the family back to California, settling in Fillmore, where he, his brother and father established a citrus ranch in Bardsdale. From there, Ray expanded his orange grove empire to Piru, CA, and eventually relocated to central California, owning and operating ranches in San Luis Obispo, Lindsay, Orange Cove and most recently, Reedley, CA, where he continued to ranch well into his 90’s. Ray also spent several years raising and training horses, often competing alongside Nadine in local riding competitions.
When able to take a break from the ranches, Ray and Nadine enjoyed to travel with close friends but mostly loved spending time with their still-to-this-day, ever growing family. Whether it be attending grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ sporting events or hosting family for lake vacations or holiday home visits, family gatherings always brought a bright smile to Ray’s face. Ray leaves his four children, Sharon (Johnnie) Ferguson of Paso Robles, CA; Brent (Linda) Smith of Arroyo Grande, CA; Denise (Steve) Weeks of Arroyo Grande, CA; and Lori (Greg) Nunez of Fillmore, CA. Ray loved and adored his 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren (with 2 more due very soon!) and 3 great-great grandchildren – all too many to name J.
Ray Smith was preceded in death by his wife Nadine Smith, parents Maitland and Marie Smith, his brother Robert Smith, and great-great granddaughter Paisley Rolff.
Love ya, Dad/Papaw…give Mom/Nana a huge hug for us all!!!

 
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Gloria Elena Ponce (1952-2021) & Jose Luis Ponce (1949-2021)

Gloria Elena Ponce (1952-2021) & Jose Luis Ponce (1949-2021)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved parents, sister and brother, aunt and uncle, grandparents, great grandparents Gloria Elena Ponce & Jose Luis Ponce. Gloria Elena Ponce, 69, born January 15th, 1952 in Mexicali B.C, Mexico to Francisca Barajas & BuenaVentura Lopez, went to be with the lord on Wednesday, July 28th,2021. Jose Luis Ponce, 72, born April 26th, 1949 in Tijuana B.C, Mexico to Ramon Ponce & Sara Ponce, passed away 19 days after his wife on August 16th, 2021. Gloria & Jose were married in the year of 1975, they would have celebrated 46 years of marriage this coming August 23rd. Both Gloria & Jose were long time residents of Fillmore. They were known fondly by their family as Nana and Tata.
Gloria will be remembered for her unconditional love and loving care for others. She always welcomed everyone with open arms and always put her family before herself. Her passion was caring for all her grandchildren. Gloria loves music and dancing. She spent weekends shopping with her daughter and grandkids.
Jose will be remembered for the times he loved to spend with his family, where he loved laughing and telling stories. He always cared for animals and loved his 5 pets. Jose would always be seen riding his bike around Fillmore and walking his dogs. Jose had a love for classic cars and he shared that love for cars with his sons.
Gloria & Jose enjoyed spending time with their family and adored their grandchildren. Gloria & Jose were the heart and soul of our family, and will forever be in our hearts.
Gloria & Jose survive by their sons- Gerardo (Erika), Esteban (Veronica), Jose, daughter- Monica (Raul), grandchildren- Jose Arturo, Serena (Arthur), Adam, Syenna, Mia, Anabel, Nayeli, great grandchildren- Aubhree, Ila, Olivia, Gloria’s 7 siblings & Jose’s 9 siblings, as well as their many nieces & nephews. Gloria & Jose will be missed everyday of our lives.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 27th, 2021, a rosary will be recited at 9:30 am, mass at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 Ventura Street in Fillmore, CA. Interment to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, CA. Our family thanks those who visited and prayed for Gloria, Jose and the family during this difficult time.

 
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Pedro Carrillo Munoz (1926-2021)

Pedro Carrillo Munoz (1926-2021)

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Pedro Carrillo Munoz, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at age 94 in Fillmore, California.
Pedro was born on November 13, 1926, in Chalchisco de Arriba, Zacatecas to Jose and Ma. Encarnación Carrillo Munoz. On December 1, 1965, he married the love of his life, Petra Munoz in Jalpa, Zacatecas, and celebrated 55 years of marriage.
They were blessed with three children, Jose Pedro Munoz, Olga Herrera Munoz, and Alma Angelica Rodriguez.
Pedro first came to the United States in 1947, where he worked in Texas, where he worked in agriculture. He lived and worked in Texas, Illinois, and throughout California, before settling in Fillmore in 1963. He and his family lived in Rancho La Campana until 1990. Pedro was also involved in the Migrant Education Program; his involvement led him to advocate at the county, state, and federal level, where he represented the migrant parents and children of California. He attended morning mass six days a week, followed by a coffee club at McDonald’s with his friends for numerous years, where they talked about every subject under the sun and received table service from the employees who knew and loved them.
Pedro’s greatest passion was his family. He loved unconditionally and was always there to help his children and grandchildren in any way he could. He helped with countless drop-offs and pick-ups, would go to the grocery store multiple times a day to buy any and everything his wife needed, and attended every sporting and school event he could.
He will be remembered by his detailed stories, driving around town on his red scooter, and his love for coffee and sweets. He was blessed to pass surrounded by his family in his favorite place in the world, his home.
He is survived by his wife, Petra Munoz, his children- Jose Pedro Munoz (m. Diane Munoz), Olga Herrera Munoz, and Alma Rodriguez (m. Tomas Rodriguez), grandchildren- Martin Herrera, Marco Herrera, Brianna Rodriguez, Valery Rodriguez, Venisa Rodriguez, Isaac Rodriguez, and Roman Munoz, and great-grandchildren- Rayleen Herrera, Aubrey Herrera, Nevaeh Herrera, Roman Herrera, Gianna Herrera, Cartel Herrera, and Gemma Herrera.
Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Monday, August 9th, 2021 at Faith Community Church, 355 D Street in Fillmore, California. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30am on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 with a Funeral Mass to begin at 10:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 Ventura Street in Fillmore, California. Interment to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 South Sespe Street in Fillmore, California.
To sign the family's online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website www.santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Pedro's name located in Recent Obituaries.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey García Jr Funeral Services, Santa Paula, CA 805.229.7054

 
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Dale Palmer (1947-2021)

Dale Palmer (1947-2021)

In Loving Memory, Dale Palmer Passed away peacefully in Sallisaw, Oklahoma on July, 7th 2021 after battling cancer since 2016.
He was born November 5th 1947 in Bell Garden, Ca to the parents of Joyce Muriel (Paulsen) Palmer and Frank Dale Palmer of Ventura County who are also laid to rest.
Dale attended school in Fillmore, Calif. then later in years he went into oil field work as a driller. Then moved onto work for Hansen’s Pest Control. Later in life, Dale finally resided in Mooreland, OK. Then moved on to Sallisaw, OK to retire, to where he could do some good fishing along the Arkansas River with his fishing partner Jerrel Mc Glothlin of Sallisaw, OK. Oh how he loved to ocean fish with his brother Bobby with every opportunity that came along for to go.
Dale is Survived by his 2 brothers Bobby Palmer of Fillmore and Gary Palmer of Fillmore., Daughter Da Lena Palmer of San Francisco, Son Kenny Palmer of Missouri, and Gary Dale of Woodward, OK. Along with Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts from all around.
Cremation will take place at Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK. Followed by the spreading of the ashes as he desired in life.

 
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Evelynn Ybarra Grosfield (1950-2021)

Evelynn Ybarra Grosfield (1950-2021)

Evelynn Joyce Ybarra was born November 13, 1950 in Santa Paula, California to Marcelino “Woody”, and Minnie Ybarra. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Fillmore, CA where they welcomed another daughter, Barbara Ybarra, and then a son, Robert Ybarra.
Evie was raised in Fillmore, attending elementary school all the way through high school where she graduated in 1968. Her senior year of high school she competed and won Miss Fillmore Princess, then went on to compete for Ventura County in October 1968.
Evie then attended Ventura Community College with goals of attending USCB and becoming a teacher. It was at Ventura College, in English class where Evie met her future husband, Robert Grosfield. After graduating from Ventura College, she completed her education at UCSB with a major in English. Evie then began her teaching career at San Cayetano elementary school in Fillmore as a 2nd grade teacher. This was the beginning of a long, and dedicated career as a bilingual teacher for children from elementary school, junior high school, and high school.
A few years later, on August 24th 1974, Evelynn and Robert Grosfield married in Fillmore, CA. They moved to Ventura, and bought their house on Linda Vista Ave, which would be their home until it was lost in the Thomas Fire in December of 2017. Despite this tragedy, Evie managed to maintain a positive outlook and was just grateful they survived the fire together.
In 1979 Robert and Evie welcomed their daughter, Elizabeth Grosfield and 3 years later, their son Robert Grosfield Jr. Evie was a doting mother over her 2 children, always the cheerleader saying, “You can do anything!” She was constantly praising and building up her kids, and they had no doubt that she loved them. There are many fond memories of staying up late to watch movies, cooking together, and enjoying each other’s company. In 2002 Evie became a grandma for the first time, welcoming 4 grandchildren in total over the years. Michael, Christopher, Conner and Claire have many memories of warmth and love shown to them by their Grandma Evie.
Evie had a strong connection to family, and loved to be with her mom, Minnie, her sister, Barbara, and brother Robert who also lived in Ventura. Evie loved going to the pool with family. They had many BBQ’s and dinners together. There were many evenings spent at her mom’s house with the whole family together. She loved her 3 nephews, and their 4 children. It brought her so much joy to be able to give gifts and see the children grow.
As a loving mother and busy teacher, she always found time for other projects, especially for her students and their education. She hosted a radio show on Ventura’s local radio station which focused on bringing awareness to issues that children faced in education, as well as interviewing authors, and a variety of different guests. After retiring as a teacher, she became an author of local history books; she authored 5 books and co-authored another one. She spent many hours researching, interviewing and traveling around the area with her husband, Robert or son Robert Jr., and her cousin, Laura to take pictures of local sights for her books.
In February of 2019, Evie was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, but despite cancer being tough to battle, Evie’s smile was tougher. She never let the diagnosis dim the bright light that she showed the world. Her final years were spent with Robert, her faithful husband and caretaker, at her side. She even managed to publish 2 more books while undergoing treatments, and was working on another. Evelynn was joyful, cute, funny and beautiful. She loved her family, and she loved living life in her own style. She was brave, and talented and always had a good time. She will be missed by many who truly loved her.

 
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Gregorio “Gollo” Alday (1929-2021)

Gregorio “Gollo” Alday (1929-2021)

Our Dad, Gregorio Alday was born May 25, 1929 in Aurora Coahuila Mexico and went home with the Lord July 1, 2021. Our Dad came to the U.S. in the 1950’s and lived in Fillmore for over 60 years. Our Dad loved music; he played the saxophone since his early teenage years. He enjoyed the outdoors, biking, hiking and having a few drinks. He loved to spend time with family and enjoying good times. Dad is survived by Mom, Paula Alday and his children, Lupe Alday-Acero, Rafael Alday and Fidel Alday and grand children ( Vanessa, Jake and Josh Acero; Gerardo and Alex Alday and Giovanni Alday). He is also survived by two beautiful great-grandchildren whom he adored with all his heart Nate and Sophie Alday. Dad will be missed every day of our lives; our hearts are filled with many wonderful memories. Dad will like to be remembered with happiness and joy! Services will be held at Perez Family Funeral Home Sunday, July 25, 2021 (4:00 – 8:00); mass on Monday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. We are holding a celebration of life at 1:30 p.m. July 26th (824 Wileman St.).

 
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Epimenia S. (“Penny”) Cardona (1926-2021)

Epimenia S. (“Penny”) Cardona (1926-2021)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister and aunt, Penny Cardona, who passed away earlier this year on January 19, 2021. Penny was born in Fillmore on March 24, 1926 to Marcos & Gregoria Cardona. Penny worked in various different packing houses in Fillmore throughout her earlier years. Penny also spent many years successfully selling Studio Girl Cosmetics in the 1960s and 70s.In her spare time, Penny loved to bake and this eventually became one of her passions. She loved baking for her family members and sometimeswould have cupcake parties for her nieces and nephews and some of the neighborhood kids. She often times would create her own baking recipes. Christmas was Penny’s favorite time of year and she made sure to bake plenty of cookies and holiday treats for every member of her family. Everyone always looked forward to her delicious treats. In addition to her love for baking, especially around the holidays, she always made sure that she had a big Christmas tree, which she beautifullyand meticulously decorated every year. She put so much timeand effort into carefully placing each ornament on her tree and it meant so much to her to make sure that her tree, along with all the other Christmas decorations throughout the house, were perfectly placed so that her family could enjoy them throughout the season. Penny was a very talented and creative person and it came through in many ways in everything that she did and, she did them all for her family to enjoy. While she is truly missed by her family, she has left behind beautiful memories for all to cherish and remember her by.
Penny was preceded in death by both her parents, Marcos & Gregoria Cardona, sisters, Lupe Dominguez, Elsie Cardona and Monica Castro. She is survived by sisters, Jenny Herrera and Amelia Mulberry, her brother Tino Cardona, and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

 
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Samuel Henry McCreery (1940-2021)

Samuel Henry McCreery (1940-2021)

Samuel Henry McCreery was born January 14th, 1940, in Los Angeles, California and passed away at home on June 24th, 2021, in Estes Park, Colorado. Sam grew up in Fillmore, California with his parents Dr. Samuel and Dorothy and his younger sister Sandy. He spent summers in Estes Park and Loveland Colorado working on a family dairy farm. After high school, he attended Wheaton College in Illinois, then he moved back to California and graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara in 1961. It was there that Sam met his wife, Karan Anderson. They were married in 1962.
Sam worked at Youth for Christ as a club director and was a middle school math teacher before moving to Lake Arrowhead California in 1965 to start and co-own Smooth Move Concrete Pumping Business. He was a long-time attendee of the Community Baptist Church of Lake Arrowhead where he was a music director and Sunday School teacher. Sam was also a member of the Rim of the World Unified School District Board of Trustees from 1978-1986 and served on the board of Mastermedia International. After retiring from his business, Sam worked as a Class 1 DSA inspector for concrete and steel at the Santa Ana School district. He was also a securities broker and an orange rancher at Fillmore Orange Groves.
Sam was a popular lecturer with Community Bible Study and an accomplished singer and musician with trombone and guitar. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf and pitching for his slow pitch softball team, working on his car Tilly, taking jacuzzis, eating pie and soaking up the sun. Sam read through his Bible every year and had a heart for evangelism and sharing Christ. He was an excellent Sunday morning waffle maker and enjoyed taking his grandchildren for a donut or ice cream. Sam will be remembered as generous and wise with a kind, genuine sense of humor. He was a steady presence and strong in his faith. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Karan, his daughter Liann of Riverside, California, son Steve (Anne) of Arvada, Colorado and son Paul (Cindy) of Austin,Texas, a sister Dr. Sandra Louise McCreery Huttar (David) of Nyack, New York, and eight grandchildren (Will, Ben, Sam, Sarah, Jake, Joe, Charlie and Finn.) A gravesite and memorial service will be held July 15th at 10 am at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore, California followed directly by a reception at the Veterans Memorial Building in Fillmore . If you would like to make a donation, please consider Navigators International, one of the many missions organizations Sam supported. Sam might also suggest going to have an In-n-Out Burger, a piece of boysenberry pie and take a nap!

 
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Daniel Cardenas Hernandez (1935-2021)

Daniel Cardenas Hernandez (1935-2021)

Daniel Cardenas Hernandez left this world peacefully on June 1st, 2021. He was born on October 10th, 1935 in Tonila, Jalisco, Mexico to Daniel and Guadalupe Cardenas Hernandez, he was their only child. In his teen years he enjoyed going to the local mercantile to check out the local pottery and craft, and of course the delicious food. In his early 20’s he met and married Emilia Cardenas, they later had 3 boys. They came to Fillmore, CA in “1961”. Daniel worked as a cook and later retired from the “Fillmore citrus association” which he worked for over 40 years. He enjoyed driving around Fillmore, and eating at many of our local restaurants, and socializing with friends. He was a devoted catholic his favorite Bible verse was “In the beginning God created the heaven and earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” Genesis 1:1-2. He maintained a loving household, and when he had grandkids, they were his pride and joy. Everyone was fed, loved and happy. Daniel led a full and happy life and enjoyed it right until the end. He will be remembered by all that knew him as a funny easy loving person. He is survived by his sons Ramon, Angel, Joel (Julie). His grandchildren Maria, Ray, Daniel, Gabriel, Abraham, Citlali, Sofia, Jake and his great grandchildren Starr, lucia, and Ezekiel. He will deeply be missed!
A rosary will begin at 9:30am on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 with a Funeral Mass to begin at 10:00am at Saint Francis of Assisi church in Fillmore, CA. Interment to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 we ask that you wear a mask during the services. Rip “chief”

 
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Anna Hipple (1946-2021)

Anna Hipple (1946-2021)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of Anna Hipple, 74. She passed away of a heart aneurysm on May 4, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful and beloved wife, mother and grandmother, the matriarch of our family. She was born on October 18, 1946 in Lindsay, CA to Roy and Edna Denney. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, David and Anna married on February 1, 1969 in Lindsay, CA. They were married for 52 years and together raised three sons, Ben (Wendy), Jed (Jill), and Seth (deceased wife Kelli) and later granddaughter Ariel. One of her greatest joys in life was having her children all together with her. Anna was an incredibly gifted woman, intelligent, beautiful and devoted to those she loved the most, which was her family.She is in the presence of Jesus Christ and someday we’ll be reunited.
Our family warmly thanks those who visited, prayed, sent meals, flowers and kind messages during this very difficult time.
All welcome to the Celebration of Life memorial service to be held on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 10 AM at Crosspoint Church 23415 Cinema Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

 
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Ralph Manuel Davalos (1976-2021)

Ralph Manuel Davalos (1976-2021)

Ralph Manuel Davalos was born on October 12, 1976, in Ventura California.
He went home to be with our Lord and Savior on June 15, 2021, in Los Angeles County at the age of 44.
Ralph grew up in Piru California, he attended Piru Elementary School, Fillmore Middle School, and Oxnard Adult School.
Ralph was an avid reader and loved going to the Ventura County Libraries. He also loved gardening, working in his grandparents’ yard, and helping anyone in town that needed yard work done. Ralph was most proud of the Certificates he received in 2005 for the completion of Fire Fighting Training courses from the State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Ralph was preceded in death by his Grandparents Luisa “Licha” Zavala and Jesus “Chuy” Zavala of Piru. We rejoice as a family knowing that because of our Faith, he has been reunited with his grandparents in Heaven who he loved and cherished so very much.
Ralph is survived by, his mother Gloria Zavala, his Sister Elsa Sandoval, his Niece Sophia, Aunts, Uncles, and many cousins who loved him.
Ralph’s family would like to thank Golden Legacy of Sylmar, for his care these past 5 ½ years. Our many friends and family members, who kept our family in their prayers and supported us during this difficult time.
Ralph, you have left this world of sorrow, and are free from pain and suffering, now rest in peace and comfort, in our blessed Savior’s arms.
Services will be held at San Salvador Catholic Church, Piru California.
A Rosary will be recited at 11:00am on Saturday, July 3, 2021 with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated immediately following the Rosary at San Salvador Catholic Church, 4041 Center Street, Piru, CA.Interment to follow at Piru Cemetery, 3580 Center Street, Piru, CA.

 
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Yvonne Mary Meyers (1923-2021)

Yvonne Mary Meyers (1923-2021)

Yvonne Meyers, a wonderful nurse, wife and mother departed her loving family on June 4, 2021, at the age of 97.
Yvonne was born in Callaway, MN on October 11, 1923 to Emile and Mary Lefevbre the 7th of 10 children. She was the last surviving child.
Yvonne was mother to Peter, Annie, Jeanne, Jim and Susan. She raised her children with love and devotion in Fillmore, CA alongside her loving husband Lucian.
All her life, Yvonne was known for her kindness. Her favorite activities included prayer and spiritual reading, cooking and floral arranging. Her Christian values shined throughout her life.
She is survived by her 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 Great-granchildren.
Yvonne will be interred next to her loving husband at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery in Oxnard, CA.

 
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David Kevin Brown (1982-2021)

David Kevin Brown (1982-2021)

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the death of David Kevin Brown. David died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 30th at the age of 39, due to a terrible car accident. David was born in the City of Santa Paula, on March 29,1982, to Daniel Kevin Brown and Susan Marie Brown. Not only was David a life-long resident of Fillmore California, he also worked for the City of Fillmore and for the last 10 years, he worked for the City of Santa Paula. In addition David served for nearly 20 years as a volunteer firefighter and first responder.
David graduated from Fillmore High School in 1999, one year ahead of his class. He went on to complete his EMT training and shortly after, his certification from the Firefighter Academy in May of 2001. David was passionate about helping those in need, whether the call came from dispatch, or he was just a bystander, he was always ready to leap into action to help others. Endless stories are shared in the community of times when he heroically came to their aid.
David enjoyed a wonderful family life. He married the love of his life and his best friend, Yadira, on November 26, 2005. They shared 15 beautiful years of marriage filled with adventure, love and laughter. David’s proudest moments were becoming a father to three beautiful children Nicholas Kevin 14, John Robert 4, and Delilah Kailee 2. All three children shared the same sentiment, “Daddy is my best friend”. He was a devoted father, he took time to understand the Marvel universe and watched every film with Nick, he perfected his Mario skills to beat Bowser with Johnny, and loved having Delilah sit on his lap watching princess movies or animal videos on his phone.
David was a loving and caring son. He loved living directly across the street from his parents. When his mother Sue would leave his house, he would watch out the window until she closed the door behind her, making sure she made it home safely. Dan and David would share a beer after mowing the lawn and would find any excuse to light up the fire pit just to sit and talk about whatever was on their minds. David and his big sister Amy Marie shared a close bond. They had many friends in common, they were the life of the party. Amy was so protective of her little brother, if anyone messed with her brother, they dealt with his big sister.
David was a great and selfless man, this is more evident now than ever, the family can see how much he impacted all those in his life, at work, stores he frequented, the gym and old acquaintances. David had an infectious smile and a sense of humor that would light up any room. He was a strong patriarch of his family, a good friend to all and a man who would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need. He will always be remembered for his beautiful smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we find comfort in our strong faith and in the biblical promise that we will see him again when all things are made new… (Revelation 21:1-5).
If you wish to virtually attend David’s memorial or share your condolences please email familybrown805@gmail.com.