Obituary
Leland “Lee” Southwick (1924-2016)

Leland “Lee” Southwick (1924-2016)

Leland “Lee” Southwick passed away July 19th after a brief illness, just two months shy of his 92nd birthday. Leland was the devoted husband of Veda for 68 years before her passing in 2014. Lee was born September 17, 1924, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to James and Leona Southwick, the parents of seven sons. The family moved to Ventura in the 1920s and then moved to Fillmore in 1934, where Lee graduated from Fillmore High School in 1942. He married Veda Vest on March 21, 1946, and together they raised 3 children.
After high school Lee was employed as a flooring installer for Ballard Furniture Store, and later accepted a job as roustabout for Texaco in the South Mountain oil fields near Santa Paula. He continued to work for Texaco for the next 33 years, moving up the ranks until he was Field Production Supervisor.
Leland and Veda believed in being a part of the community. Lee began years of working with youth in the community as an assistant Little League coach, then as a head coach. He followed that by holding office as Little League Secretary, Treasurer and President. He also spent many years as a member of the Fillmore Booster Club and attended many Fillmore High School sporting events.
After retiring in 1987, Leland and Veda enjoyed many excursions in their motorhome, making three trips from coast to coast. They developed a passion for travel, visiting relatives and sightseeing in every state.
Leland also had many hobbies on the side, such as woodcarving, fishing, and was a very talented craftsman. He built the majority of the home where he and Veda lived for 50 years.
Leland was a kind, gentle man, who was known as “the nicest guy” to everyone who knew him. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be missed by his daughter Diane Arundell and son-in-law, Jim, his daughter Barbara Thorn, his son Gary Southwick and daughter-in-law, Susan, and grandchildren Jamie Arundell Latshaw, Julie Arundell Grimstad, Robbie Burdsal, Marty Burdsal, Ryan Thorn and Stephanie Southwick Smith, along with 11 great grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Leland’s life on Tuesday, July 26th, at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 1017 First Street in Fillmore. A private family service will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Leland’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA

 
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Beverly Ann [Washechek] Feltman (1934-2016)

Beverly Ann [Washechek] Feltman (1934-2016)

Reverend Beverly Ann [Washechek] Feltman,82, of Canyon Country,CA, went to be with her Lord on June 18, 2016 at 6:15 pm in Henry Mayo Memorial Hospital due to one heart attack and two strokes.
Memorial service will be held at The First Assembly of God Church, 1501 7th Street [at Harding] San Fernando, CA 91340 on July 30, 2016 at 11 am, lunch following at the church with Pastor Philip R. Bigler of The First Assembly of God Church officiating.
Reverend Beverly was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota to Ed and Margaret Washechek on March 19, 1934. Beverly went to high school at Chamberlain High School S.D. and graduated in 1952. Reverend Beverly played piano from age 4 [where she practiced on the kitchen windowsill] until May 20, 2016. Reverend Beverly was licensed with Assembly of God International Fellowship [Reverend Ted Lanes] San Diego, CA and also Miracle Ministries Christian Center, Canyon Country, CA. Reverend Beverly was at her height of glory when ministering in word and music to the shut in's.
Reverend Beverly and Reverend Duane Feltman [husband of 63 years] had a full-time ministry spanning 25 years to nursing and convalescent homes throughout the San Fernando Valley, Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. Her last piano and ministry service was at Stoney Point Healthcare Center, Chatsworth, CA on May 20, 2016.
Reverend Beverly was always at the piano along with Pastor's wife Vernita at the organ on Sunday mornings at the church. Reverend Beverly began her day at 4:30AM praying, reading and preparing her sermons. Reverend Beverly received many dreams and personal revelations from the Lord. In her final days in the hospital in clear English she continually expressed her love for Jesus and gave God the glory astounding the Doctors. Some of her favorite verses were Psalms 23:1-6, Psalms 102:16, Colossians 3:1-4, Isaiah 61:10,11, Deuteronomy 6:5.
Reverend Beverly was appointed Inspector for 28 consecutive local and municipal consolidated elections for the county of Los Angeles, CA and the city of Santa Clarita, CA.
Reverend Beverly is survived by her husband, Reverend Duane Feltman, her daughter Reverend Susan Waldrop, Granddaughter Priscilla Soltero, Grandson Adam Waldrop, two Great Grandchildren Angelina and Sol Soltero, all of Canyon Country, CA., her brother Charles and Char Washechek and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Ed and Margaret Washechek, brothers Dean and Don Washechek, and sister Mary.
Memorial donations may be made online at Miracle Ministries at www.miracleministrieschristiancenter.com or regular mail to Miracle Ministries, attention 'Beverly', P.O. Box 1842, Canyon Country, CA 91386.

 
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Calvin Deeter (1929-2016)

Calvin Deeter (1929-2016)

Calvin Deeter, a longtime resident of Fillmore for almost eighty years, passed away peacefully at his home on June 24, 2016.
Calvin was born in Woodward, Oklahoma on October 9, 1929. In 1933, his parents moved Calvin, his twin brother Alvin, and his older brother Bill to Van Nuys, and eventually settled in Fillmore in 1938, and started raising turkeys. The iconic Deeter Turkeys was widely known throughout Ventura County and enjoyed by generations throughout the holidays.
Following graduation from Fillmore High School in 1947, Calvin worked on the turkey farm before joining the National Guard in 1948. When the Korean War began, the 40th Infantry Division was among the first to be mobilized into combat. Before leaving for South Korea, he married his high school sweetheart, Lavonne Whiteley on February 3, 1951, while home on a weekend pass.
In 1951, Calvin was serving as a crew chief for his unit when a bomb exploded and he was hit several times from shrapnel. Calvin was honored with a Purple Heart.
The young couple settled on the turkey ranch and in 1954, welcomed their first daughter, Debbie. Seven years later, another daughter, Julie blessed the couple and their family was complete.
Calvin eventually took over the turkey ranch raising roughly 20,000 turkeys annually with the help of many family members and local residents. In the mid 70s, Calvin began another career, a contracting business before retiring in 1990.
Throughout the years, Calvin was dedicated to the community where he generously donated his time. He was also devoted to his church, Fillmore Presbyterian (Fillmore Bible Church) where he taught Sunday School for many years. Later Calvin and Lavonne became members of The Presbyterian Church in Santa Paula where Calvin was an active and a devoted member.
Calvin had many hobbies including bridge, hiking, fishing, and camping. However, his biggest passion was boating. Many wonderful years were spent water-skiing and house boating with family and friends at Lake Millerton, Lake Shasta, Lake Havasu and, their favorite, Bullards Bar a special lake where Calvin and his family enjoyed their annual vacation.
Calvin is proceeded in death by his parents, wife Lavonne, daughter Debra (Patterson), twin brother Alvin, older brother Bill, half sister Bernice and great-grandson Matthew Johnson. He is survived by daughter Julie Hackney, son-in-law Brian Patterson, granddaughters Charity (Patterson) Chapman (Jason), Rebecca (Patterson) Johnson (Daniel), grandsons Caleb Hackney and Ethan Hackney, six great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 am at Faith Community Church in Fillmore.
Donations can be made to the Fillmore High School Alumni Association and The American Cancer Society.

 
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John James Toy (1949-2016)

John James Toy (1949-2016)

John James Toy, born October 10, 1949 passed peacefully at his favorite place – a small ranch in Fillmore, surrounded by people who loved him on June 12, 2016. John moved to Fillmore 20 years ago and was an expert all-around handyman. He helped many residents of the El Dorado mobile home park and was a wonderful friend to all. Everyone enjoyed his smiling face. He will truly be missed.
He is survived by his long-time companion, Kathleen Brisby, with whom he lived. He is also survived by his brother Art Toy, niece Carissa, son John Toy, grandchildren Kimberly, Nick, David, Katie and great-grandchildren Nicholas, John and Haley.
At his request there will be no service; he only asked to be remembered with smiles. Be at peace, dear friend.

 
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Ernesto Jasso Gonzales (1935-2016)

Ernesto Jasso Gonzales (1935-2016)

Ernie was born on November 7, 1935 in Rancho Sespe in Fillmore. Our heavenly father has called him home on June 4, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Fillmore and raised his family in Piru.
He served in the US Marine Corp and was self-employed with Sunshine Lawn and Garden for 30 years.
He was a very hard worker and always kept busy. Ernie was a good provided for his family and friends.
He loved socializing with everyone he came in contact with and was loved by all. His favorite past time was spending time with his great-grandson Isaiah. He had a large family and loved them all. He will be missed by who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his sons Ernie R, Dennis C and Matthew. He will be blessed to see them again.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Bella, beautiful daughters Shannon (Jerry) of Fiddletown, CA and Adeline (Jim) of Kirkland, WA three sons David, Matthias and Andrew (Corina), 28 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
Rosary will be recited at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore on Friday; June 17, 2016 at 9:30am with Funeral Mass following at 10:00am and Burial following to Bardsdale Cemetery.

 
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Dolly Ann Morua Provencio (McElroy) (1961-2016)

Dolly Ann Morua Provencio (McElroy) (1961-2016)

On Friday, May 27 th , 2016, surrounded by loved ones, Dolly’s long, courageous battle with cancer came to an end as she entered into the arms of her Heavenly Father, where she was reunited with her earthly father whom she cherished.
Dolly was born in Santa Paula, CA on November 15, 1961 to Arthur & Inez Morua. She was the fifth of their six children. Starting at a young age, Dolly was a firm believer in Jesus Christ. And, she was the first in her immediate family to accept Him as her Lord & Savior. Dolly began a legacy of faith and made great efforts to spread the Gospel to all she encountered, which continued throughout her adolescence and adulthood.
She was not a “holier than thou” kind of believer, however. In fact, Dolly is what her loved ones might call “a little rough around the edges.” She was honest, transparent & direct, but amongst that strong personality laid a heart of gold. If ever someone needed prayer, she was there.
And, when she prayed – she PRAYED. The Holy Spirit would speak through her directly to your heart. She was anointed in her petitions and would always give God the glory & credit.
Her heart was evident when it came to her family. Dolly devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She did anything it took to display her love for them. Her dedication was undeniable. She never hesitated to sacrifice for their sake. As she would say, she was blessed to be a blessing.
Dolly was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin & friend. She may not have had hoards of earthly possessions, but she was rich in spirit & faith and had stored up a heavenly inheritance for her family through prayer petition.
She is preceded in death by her beloved father, Arthur Morua Sr.; grandparents, Victor & Alejandra Morua and Maximillio & Aurelia Montoya; uncles, Richard Morua Sr., Rudy Morua Sr., David Morua Sr., Eddie Morua, Anthony Montoya & Edward Montoya; aunts, Connie Morua Garcia, Josephine Montoya-Wright & Florence Montoya-Contonerro; and cousins, Susan Morua, Rudy Morua Jr., David Morua Jr., Debbie Montoya & Kathy Montoya.
Dolly is survived by her mother, Inez Morua; siblings, Teresa Morua Torres (spouse Richard), Sydney Morua, MaryLou Diermier (spouse Richard), Arthur Morua Jr. (spouse Maria) & Alice Morua (partner Isaac Prado); children, Chastity McElroy, Robert McElroy Jr., Richard McElroy, Wayne Provencio Jr., Jaynessa Lopez, Angelic Murillo, Antanette Garcia & Alannah McElroy; grandchildren, Robert McElroy III, Andrea McElroy, Richard Ray McElroy, Ayden McElroy, Naomi McElroy, Jordan McElroy, Christopher Provencio, Summer Provencio & Jayce McElroy; her best friend, Terry Chewning; and, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins.
On behalf of Dolly’s family, special thanks are given to the doctors, nurses & staff at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura & Santa Paula Hospital, especially Dr. Mark Lepore for his compassion & friendship throughout Dolly’s battle with cancer.
The viewing will be held at Valley Foursquare Community Church in Santa Paula on Sunday, June 5 th at 5:00PM. Funeral services will be held the following morning on Monday, June 6th, at 10:00AM at the before mentioned location, with a graveside ceremony immediately following at the Santa Paula Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to the Skillen-Carroll Mortuary of Santa Paula. A memory book is being created for Dolly’s family. We invite family and friends to post their favorite memories on the Skillin-Carroll website.

 
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Evelia Elisabeth Franco (1939-2016)

Evelia Elisabeth Franco (1939-2016)

Evelia Elisabeth Franco, 77, passed away at home on Friday, May 20th, 2016, surrounded by her sons, her daughter, and her husband. Evelia Elisabeth Carreon De Leon was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico to her parents, Tomasa De Leon and Jose Carlos Carreon. Evelia, more commonly known as Elisabeth, also had a brother, Carlos Americo Carreon, with whom she was close. She arrived in the United States in August of 1952. Elisabeth met her husband, Angelo Gomez Franco, when she was 15 years-old and he was 19 years-old. The young couple met each other at a dance in Harlingen, Texas. When Angelo saw Elisabeth on the dance floor, he thought she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen and proceeded to ask her to dance while in his Air Force uniform. They fell in love quickly and married two years later. The couple raised five boys, and one girl whose names are Jose Manuel Lopez, Richard Franco, Armando Franco, Arthur Angel Franco, Alejandro Paul Franco, and Margarita Deleon Franco. Unfortunately, she lost one of her sons, Richard, in 2013 due to health complications.
Elisabeth was known for her unyielding humor and eccentric style. She often made her own clothes sequined with jewels that stood out almost as much as her lush persona. Her personality was both wild and contagious. No one could help but laugh at her often inappropriate jokes or be captivated by her spellbinding stories. She lit up every room with her movie-star like beauty and it was no secret that her husband, Angel, was absolutely captivated by her for their entire life together.
Evelia Elisabeth Franco lives on in the hearts of her husband, her brother, her six children, her 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and the countless friends and loved ones whose hearts she's captured over the years. Her loved ones will keep her spirit alive by sharing stories of her wild and loving behavior. Although she is dearly missed, Evelia Elisabeth Franco lived her life the best way a life can be lived: the way she wanted and nothing less.
Visitation will be held from 12pm-1pm, Saturday May 28, 2016 at Garcia Mortuary Chapel 629 South “A” Street Oxnard, CA followed with A Celebration of Life Ceremony at 1:30pm also at Garcia Mortuary Chapel.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Evelia’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA 93060. 805.229.7054

 
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Mary "LeAnn" DeLorto (1925 - 2016)

Mary "LeAnn" DeLorto (1925 - 2016)

With great sadness, the family of LeAnn DeLorto wishes to announce her passing on March 6, 2016 in Prescott, AZ with her lifelong caregiver and daughter, Marilyn DeLorto by her side. LeAnn was born the only child to George Byne and Daisy D. Victor on Dec 11, 1925 in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Pasadena College (Nazarene), from which she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949. LeAnn began her teaching career by student teaching in Moorpark in 1948. In 1954 she married Ralph J DeLorto and began a family while continuing to teach. She settled in Fillmore in 1965 and taught 4th grade at Sespe School until her retirement in 1977.
Her passion during teaching was to help encourage learning to migrant students during optional summer classes and for students adept in art. Her second language was Spanish and she was an art enthusiast. She eventually relaxed into retirement to enjoy the active involvement of her four grandsons. She loved following each one with enthusiastic repose in their endeavors in life, which soon became their professional lives, marriages and two great-grandchildren, which kept her in awe.
She loved keeping in contact with friends and neighbors, as well as their children, always wanting to know "what they are doing now" in detail! LeAnn was always the one to send hand written cards and letters to those she loved and cared most deeply about.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph J DeLorto, Sr., and stepson, Ronald DeLorto. She is survived by stepson Robert J DeLorto of Cusick, WA, sons Daniel DeLorto of Santa Paula, Tim DeLorto of Coeur d'Alene, ID, Byne DeLorto of Mt Shasta, CA, Ralph DeLorto of Prescott, AZ, daughter Marilyn DeLorto of Prescott, AZ, grandsons, Travis DeLorto, Jordan DeLorto, Christopher DeLorto and Robert A DeLorto, and two beautiful great-granddaughters, Tia and Ayla.
LeAnn loved watching and listening to birds, earning her the nickname "Birdie". She will always be remembered and forever missed on this earth. May she forever rest in the everlasting love of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
Private services were held in Prescott, AZ.

 
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Luis Sanchez (1924-2016)

Luis Sanchez (1924-2016)

Luis Sanchez was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 22, 1924 and he went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2016. He left to Mexico at 9yrs. old and lived there until the age of 18. He then married the love of his life Rosario (Chaito) on Dec.2, 1953. He retired from Egg City in Moorpark in 1989 and lived with his family the rest of the years. He was preceded in death by his parents Maria and Juan Sanchez his sons Juan, Alfonso, Jorge, Javier, daughters Eva and MariaElena his brothers Jose, Elias, Santiago, Filiberto, Francisco and sisters Lupe and Maria and grandson Daniel of Mexico. Luis is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Rosario (Chaito) of Fillmore, daughters Evangelina of Fillmore and Alicia of Mexico. His grandkids Jessie, Alex, and Diana Sanchez and great grandkids Luis and Jesus Sanchez; brother Guillermo (Elpidia) sisters Ramona and Maria de Jesus, sister in laws Natalia and Chloe Sanchez and many nieces and nephews.
He loved watching John Wayne movies going shopping and spending time with the grand kids. A mass will be celebrated at 9am Saturday May 7, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Perez Family Funeral home Camarillo, Ca. Potluck for celebration of life to follow at Greenfield Rest home at 118 B Street Fillmore, at 11am.

 
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Guadalupe (Lupe) H Rangel (1914-2016)

Guadalupe (Lupe) H Rangel (1914-2016)

Guadalupe (Lupe) H Rangel, died peacefully on April 17, 2016 at the age of 102 at home in Sylmar, Ca. where he had lived for the last thirteen years.
Lupe was born in Santa Monica, CA, February 26, 1914. He lived in Piru, CA for over 80 years. During that time, he met and married Mary Ortega. They had 3 children. Lupe was a WWII Army veteran; and he was also a Cement Mason with the Local 600 for 56 years.
His proudest accomplishment as a mason was that he had a hand in building Dodger Stadium. As a result, he bled Dodger Blue and never missed an opportunity to watch a game, even if it was a rerun. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. Lupe was always working on projects around home which kept him young in mind and soul.
Lupe was preceded in death by his sons, Jim and Ed (Rangel) and his 12 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Mary (Ortega) Rangel, his daughter, Sylvia (husband Raymond) Orona, daughter-in-law, Lucy Rangel, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held graveside at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore on Tuesday, April 26.

 
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Jenna James (2016)

Jenna James (2016)

“Our beloved Jenna transitioned on February 14th after a short illness. Jenna was surrounded by her whole family including her sister Shirley and her brother George.
She shared in her final days “I’m a happy die-er”.
A sketch of Jenna James seems to start with falling in love with love itself. Loving Kenneth, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her collection of eccentric friends, embracing a zest for life, and a lifelong crush on the Beautiful. Her internal vision was always deeply attentive and welcoming of what each day would reveal. We all remember her laugh, her ideas about style and taste: funny & fierce…that’s our Jenna.
Jenna and Her husband, Kenneth James moved to Santa Barbara in 1959. They celebrated their 70thanniversary in July, 2015. Jenna loved to garden, draw and paint and enjoyed taking classes in SB Adult Education. She spent many long walks around the city and ocean of Santa Barbara with Kenneth. She worked together with Kenneth to create Casa Plastering 1963, Casa Insulation 1974 & Santa Barbara Insulation 1978.
Jenna loved the view of the ocean from their home here in Santa Barbara and spent many hours with family and friends enjoying the beauty of their home. Jenna leaves behind her husband Kenneth, children; Karen, Roger (Denise), David (Linda), grandchildren; Jemal (Gina), Felicia (Terry), Arlyn (Stephanie), Jana (Michael) and Matt, and great grandchildren; Blayke, Jaxon, Sora, Rowan, Hunter Victoria and Noa Venessa. Her family, extended family and many friends will miss her so much.”
Donations (In memory of Jenna James) can be sent to Santa Barbara Food Bank at 4554 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Or online at www.foodbanksbc.org

 
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Charlie "Buck" Basolo (1927-2016)

Charlie "Buck" Basolo (1927-2016)

In the early morning hours of April 12, 2016, Buck Basolo one of the last true cowboys of his generation, peacefully rode into the sunrise for the last time.
Born Charlie DeWayne Basolo on 10-01-1927 to Charlie and Amanda Basolo, Buck spent his entire life in Fillmore, the town he loved. In fact, when Buck was born, his family lived in the same house he spent almost his entire life in, the same house he took his last ride from.
Buck is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Amanda, his only sister, Maxine Basolo-Kenfield and a grandson, Michael Basolo. Buck is survived by his bride of 67 years, Joyce Krink-Basolo, his two children, Doug Basolo and Debby Basolo-Curnett (Tom Curnett), grandchildren Bryan Basolo, Kammi Basolo, Linzi Basolo-Bravo (Joe Bravo), Beau Basolo, Denae Curnett-Garrett (Dave Garrett), LeAnna Curnett-Thompson and great grandchildren Conner, Peter, Adan, Mia, Austin, Alice, Kyle, Emily and Greyson.
Buck excelled in sports during and after his high school years and was inducted into the Fillmore High School sports Hall of Fame. He coached little league and was a mentor to many young baseball players. He was a member of the Fillmore Search and Rescue Team for many years. SP Buck was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, trap shooting and, most of all, he loved riding his horse and roping.
There will be a graveside service on Monday, April 25th at 10:30 a.m. at Bardsdale Cemetary in Fillmore. A reception will be held following the service at the Piru Petroleum Club in Piru where friends are invited to share memories and celebrate Buck’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Fillmore Roping Club, Piru Petroleum Club or the charity of your choice.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: www.garciamortuaryoxnard.com and click on Buck’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA 93060. 805.229.7054

 
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Betty Jane Burton (1926-2016)

Betty Jane Burton (1926-2016)

Our beloved Valentine Betty Jane Burton “Pep” as her family called her died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on March 22, 2016.
Betty was born February 14, 1926 to Raymond and Esther Tapie. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School and Ventura College.
Betty lived most of her life in Ventura County. She and her husband Bud settled in Fillmore where they built and operated the Pan Pad Restaurant and Card Club for many years.
Betty was known for her gracious and loving heart, her witty sense of humor and sarcasm, her work ethic and her feisty spirit.
She is survived by her daughter Joan ”Joey” Sommers (husband Bill) , son David Burton and daughter Mary Zielsdorf (husband Kurt) , grandson Craig Aines(wife Janine), granddaughter Robin Tilley Sears(husband John) and great grandson Luke William Sears, grandson Ernie Zielsdorf (wife Morgan), grandson Owen Zielsdorf ( fiancé Amy), granddaughter Emma Zielsdorf and granddaughter Ellie Zielsdorf. She is also survived by her brother Raymond Tapie and sister Joan Secor (husband Larry).
Betty is predeceased by her husband Bud Burton and her son William ”Bill” Tilley (she is also survived by her daughter in law Claudia Tilley Mickelsen).
A very special thank you to her loving caretakers and Assisted Home Hospice for wonderful care.
Her life will be celebrated by family and friends at the home of Kurt and Mary Zielsdorf in Fillmore on Saturday April 30 at @2:00 pm.

 
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Eleanor Delano Arias (1935-2016)

Eleanor Delano Arias (1935-2016)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Eleanor Delano Arias. She was born on 12/24/1935 and on April 9, 2016 she began "the first day of the rest of her life." She moved onto her new life peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones in Fillmore, CA. Ellie was born in Longview Texas. Along with her parents (Grandpa D and Ollie) and brothers, the teenaged Eleanor moved to Piru, CA. It was in Piru where she met fell in love and married Lupe Arias. together they raised ten children who she consistently shared unconditional love and admiration. Our Mom dedicated her life to God and her family. She approached life with a smile on her face and never a complaint. Ellie is preceded in death by her husband Lupe Arias and Michael Neely of Washington. They will join her as she celebrates her new life in heaven along side of her precious children Terri, Andy and JJ who have been awaiting her arrival. It is there where she will prepare a home for those of us to follow.
She is survived by children who will miss her dearly David Arias (Yolanda), DeeDee Arias, Monica (Jose) Orozco, Richard (Christine), John (Monica), Kathy (Jonathan)Zavala, and Melissa Arias. She is blessed with numerous Grand and Great Grandchildren, each one having their special place in "Grannies" heart. Amongst those grieving are Ellie's brother and sister in law, Jimmy and Niki Delano, cousin George Gray and Carolyn Schalfer, nieces, nephews, many neighbors and friends whom she considered family. Please know she loved you all.
Services will be held on Thursday April 14, 2016 at 9am at San Salvador Mission in Piru followed by burial at Piru Cemetery.
Moms 1st priority was "take care of the children". In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations for her God Daughter Jamie Ruiz Rodriquez & her grandsons". Donations can be sent to Jamie Rodriguez c/o Kathy Arias 562 First St. Apt A Fillmore, CA 93015
Services have been entrusted to Skillin-Carroll Mortuary.

 
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Walter Raymond Johnson (1929-2016)

February 5, 1929- March 28, 2016
Walter Raymond Johnson passed away peacefully at his home in Lake Havasu City, AZ, on March 28, 2016. He was born on February 2, 1929 to the late Carl and Jenny Johnson, in Tustin, Michigan.
Walt, met Ethel Brindamour and the two were married in Wayne, Michigan on June 20, 1953.
In 1963 Walt and family moved to California. Walt earned an Associate’s Degree and worked for the State of California as a building inspector. Walt also proudly served in the United States Army.
In 1990 Walt and Ethel retired to Lake Havasu City. Walt loved golfing and hunting. Walt was an active member the Eagles, American Legion, ELKS, Knights of Columbus. Walt and Ethel were members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Havasu City. Walter had a commanding presence and wisdom of life; he was an honest and humble man and will be greatly missed.
Walt is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bernard; sisters, Dolores, Elaine, and Charlotte; grandson John; great-grandson Kai; and his oldest friend Terry Forsberg. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years; nine children, Cathy, Susan, Mike, Nancy, Carl, David, Mary, Walter, and Sam; 45 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 1:00-5:00pm with a rosary at 3:30 in the Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home chapel. Reception will follow at 7:00pm at the Our Lady of the Lake parish hall. A funeral mass will be held on Friday April 8, 2016 at 1:00pm at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
Burial at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens will immediately follow mass. Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Walter’s family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com

 
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Josephina M. (Clarijs) Van Der Hoeven (1947-2016)

Josephina M. (Clarijs) Van Der Hoeven (1947-2016)

Josephina M. (Clarijs) Van Der Hoeven 9/25/47-3/31/16
Josephina “Josie” Maria Van Der Hoeven passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on March 31, 2016 in Dallas, OR from metastatic breast cancer. She was 67.
Josephina was born in Rotterdam, Holland on September 25, 1947 to her parents, Cornelius and Geertruda Clarijs. She grew up in a very loving family. She married Jan Van Der Hoeven in 1968. The Van Der Hoevens immigrated to the US in 1980 to begin a new life with their family in Fillmore, California. Upon retirement in 2004, they moved to Salem, Oregon. Josephina had several different careers in her lifetime; secretary, certified nursing assistant, custodian; but of all she accomplished being a wonderful mother and loving oma to her grandchildren is what she will be remembered for most.
Josephina is survived by her husband, Jan, and her three children Sheila Myers(Garry), Vincent Van Der Hoeven(Yamilette), Christian Van Der Hoeven; her siblings, Frans Clarijs(Marjo), Ellie Boes(Paul), Truus Clarijs; grandchildren Brittany, Ashley, Matthew, Mark and Aliya and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Christian Clarijs.
Josephina requested to be cremated. Her ashes will be scattered at a future date during a family vacation. The family would especially like to thank the nursing staff at Dallas Retirement Village Health Center and Willamette Valley Hospice for their constant, attentive care. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Willamette Valley Hospice.

 
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Carol Marie Maus (1940-2016)

Carol Marie Maus (1940-2016)

With great sorrow yet with great hope and love we announce the death of our beautiful and brilliant mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Carol Marie Maus. Carol has been taken by the angels to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to be reunited with her loving husband Rick and all those family and friends who have gone before her. Carol was born to Joseph and Florence Carbone on December 15, 1940 in Boston Massachusetts. During World War II she and her family moved to San Francisco and immediately following the war moved to Culver City. There she grew up and graduated at the age of sixteen from Culver High School in 1957, where she excelled in her classes and drew praise for both her artistic talent and design.
Carol was the first in her family to go to college. She graduated in 1961 from U.C.L.A with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and soon became head of surgical nursing at U.C.L.A. In 1962 Carol met the love of her life Rick Maus, and in 1963 they were married. In 1964 they welcomed the first of their four children Ken, followed the next year by Terri, then Jerry in 1968 and Rory in 1971. Carol chose family over career and decided to stay at home to raise her children and both she and Rick worked hard to make this possible.
Carol (Grandma Coco) as she was later to be known, was all that comes to mind when one thinks of an ideal wife and mother, gentle and generous, devout and devoted, strong and self-sacrificing, hardworking and handy. She was a true lady of beauty and class while not being vain or self important. She gave of herself for friends, family, church and charity, and enjoyed helping them in any way she could. Carol was a member of the Altar Society and the building fund for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church where she attended Mass daily.
Carol was hurt greatly by the passing of her husband and best friend Rick in 2004 and missed him dearly. Yet, as she always did with faith, hope and strength and a lot of coffee and chocolate, she persevered, living life to the fullest, enjoying her family and friends and many travels. Now with faith in Christ, Carol has gone before us reunited with Rick, waiting to greet us someday.
Carol is survived by her son and daughter in law Ken and Debbie Maus; grandchildren Brennen and Collin of Ventura; daughter and son in law Terri and Tony Nisich; grandchildren Anthony Joseph (A.J.) and Erick of Santa Barbara ; son Jerry Maus; grandchildren Whitney and Jaymee Maus of Fillmore; and Whitney’s children Isaac and Daniel; son Rory Maus and fiancé Deana Herrera of Fillmore; brother Joseph and sister in law Barbara Carbone of Ventura; brother Ron Carbone of Ventura; niece Vicki Carbone of Long Beach; niece Jenny and her husband Joe Mussehl and their children Liam and Darby of Ventura.
Carol leaves behind many good friends and we thank them all with a special thanks to Peggy, Katie and Rosie who have been a Godsend. Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who have helped Carol and her family during this difficult time. God bless you all.
Friends are invited to attend a visitation from 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00p.m, April 6, 2016 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary in Fillmore. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore. Burial will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.
Mrs. Carol Maus has been entrusted to the care of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary.

 
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Dorothy “Dottie” Lynch (1932-2016)

Dorothy “Dottie” Lynch (1932-2016)

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister,
aunt and grandmother, Dorothy “Dottie” Lynch. Our Lord decided it was time to bring her Home to Everlasting Life on March 24th, 2016, at the age of 83.
She was born Dorothy May Grosvenor on July 17, 1932 in Storm Lake, Iowa
to Leo and Glenny Grosvenor. She lived quite an adventurous and eventful life that led her to all parts of the country. Her deepest roots were laid in Fillmore, CA; moving there in 1979 with her four kids. In this small town, she was a secretary, a writer, a singer, an entrepreneur, and an investigative reporter. There was never a dull moment with Dorothy. She, and her kids, kept Fillmore on its toes. Some events were even documented through a weekly column she wrote, called "Sharing My Feelings". She loved music and would regularly sing in the choir at the Fillmore First United Methodist Church, where she was a member.
In 2006, Dorothy sold her Fillmore house and courageously moved to Marshall, Texas. At arrival, she hit the ground running and joined many local organizations. She also became a member and sang in the choir of the First United Methodist Church in town. Her son, Matthew, who also lives in Marshall, made a comment soon after she moved there, saying that she could probably run for Mayor.
She will be remembered as a loving, caring, outgoing and independent woman who loved the Lord. She was a friend to all and always had a smile to share, but her most important role was that of a mother. She raised and nurtured four children whom she loved dearly.
Those left to cherish the Memory of Dorothy are her four children, Matthew Lynch, III (Sandy), Michael Lynch (Vera), Kevin Lynch (Melinda), and Kathleen Breidinger (Brent); sister, Kathy Johnson; grandchildren, Heather, Morgan, Hunter, Shona, Taylor, Emily, Holly, Maya, and Caden, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding her in death are her parents and one sister, Virginia Potulicki.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2pm, Saturday, April 9th at the Bardsdale United Methodist Church, 1498 Bardsdale Ave, Fillmore, CA 93015, with reception immediately following. She will be buried in Storm Lake, Iowa at a later date.
Dorothy has the following request: "... all those attending wear bright colors in attire. NO BLACK! This is a celebration! And lots of flowers!”

 
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Lynn Lee (Maxwell) Eaton (1935-2016)

Lynn Lee (Maxwell) Eaton (1935-2016)

Joy and sorrow mingle in our hearts as we, the children of Lynn Lee (Maxwell) Eaton, share that on March 18th, God took our mama by the hand, and announced, "Lynn, it’s time for you to come home with me!" In that moment she joyfully left behind a body that had suffered greatly with asthma, lupus, and, as she would often say, “a body that’s not getting any younger!”
This was on the last note she wrote. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 ...we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 17... And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Our beautiful mom was born in Bakersfield CA, on April 3, 1935, the oldest child of Robert and Alyce (Maggie) Maxwell. After graduating in 1953 from Fillmore High she married her sweetheart, John Eaton.
From 1963–1975, our family went to the Philippines as missionaries with New Tribes Mission. We lived on a mountain top, surrounded by the Kalanguya tribal people. There was no running water or electricity. Mom cooked on a wood stove, sewed our clothes on an old treadle machine and at night read to us by lantern light. Life was good!
Mom’s greatest joys were studying and teaching the Bible, talking to and lunching with friends, working on puzzles, playing the piano, sharing life with her kids, and especially, being a grand and great-grandmother. She is deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Robert, she’s survived by her sisters Jen (and Dick) Fredericksen of Camarillo, Karen Maxwell, and brother Mike Maxwell of Bakersfield, son, Gary (and Kellie) Eaton of Newcastle, Australia; daughters Leah (and Peter) Humphreys of Ontario, Canada; and Tami (and Charlie) Rutledge of Camarillo, her beloved12 grandchildren and 26 ½ great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider giving a love gift toward fulfilling Lynn’s wish, that family from around the world might be together as we say good-bye.
To contribute by check please make it out to Charlie Rutledge and put Lynn’s name in the memo. Send it to Chapel City Church (Formerly Camarillo Evangelical Free Church) 2315 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010
Or go to the following Go Fund Me link … https://www.gofundme.com/d3v9bxdg
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. at LifeWay Baptist Church, 673 W Santa Paula St, Santa Paula, CA.

 
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John Roy Perkins (1953-2016)

John Roy Perkins (1953-2016)

John Roy Perkins passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in his home town of Fillmore Ca. He was born on July 31, 1953 in the city of Abilene in the great state of Texas. His family later moved to Fillmore when he was 5 years old. Later on in life he met the love of his life Debbie Perkins and soon after married in May 1, 1976. They soon started a family welcoming a daughter Courtney in 1981 and a son Kiel in 1982. At the age of 62 he was still doing what he loved working as an Electrical Contractor. He was the Vice President of the Fillmore Club and was involved with Fillmore Little League for a number of years. John loved to go hunting, NASCAR, Angels baseball, Lakers basketball, collecting tins and any type of nick-knacks he could get his hands on. He loved his children with all his heart and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his father B.K. Perkins, mother Maudie Perkins, Brother Joey Perkins, father in law Richard Turk and mother in law Allene Turk. He is survived by his wife Debbie Perkins, daughter Courtney and son Kiel Perkins. His brother Kenneth Perkins (Royetta), brother Larry Perkins, sister Brenda Hawkins, sister Beverly "Stretch" Burhoe, sister Barbara Everette, brother Jimmy Perkins (Pam), bother in law Mike Turk (Jenni), sister in law Susan Leon (Ross Wildman), many nieces and nephews as well as The "FREAKS" and you know who you are!!!
The family will be holding a celebration of his life on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 12 p.m. at their home in Fillmore, Ca. If you have any questions about the location please email his daughter at courtneyjperkins@yahoo.com