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Maria Dolores Lopez Acosta (1929-2021)

Maria Dolores Lopez Acosta (1929-2021)

On the evening of January 17th our beloved mother, Grandma Grandma, aunt and Friend to many went to be with our lord and father. She passed at her home peacefully.
Maria Dolores Lopez Acosta was born 08-08-1924 to Juan Adolfo Lopez and Herlinda Lopez Hernandez in Tepic Nayarit Mexico. The family then moved to cuidad Obregon Sonora, then to Nogales son/AZ. Where in 1943 she met her future husband Johnny. While on leave before his WW II tour. In the European theater after returning and his Discharge he went to Nogales and they reacquainted and got married. He then brought her to Fillmore and raised 6 children 1 deceased. Our mom enjoyed dancing, camping visiting and Pilgrimages in Mexico with her family and sisters and cousins. She also supported us going to our football games. She always made us laugh even recently. Her slipper was her way to discipline us. We loved her handmade tortillas and was well known for her tamales at Christmas time.
She is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and in the past las Guadalupanas and los padrinos clubs she also became a citizen in the late 70s besides being a house wife she was employed by Fillmore Citrus Assn. Fashion development (olga) and carter west furniture as a seamstress.
Those that have gone before her are Estella Acosta, John R. Acosta , Emma Cota, Brunilda Verdugo and Gustavo Lopez she is survived by sister Guadalupe Quinones and brother Juan Rurico lopez. She also leaves behind John Acosta Jr of Fillmore Herlinda Lopez Acosta of 4 grandchildren an 1 great grandchild Delena Mynatt (Eric) 5 grandchildren 13 great grand children. Victor (Michelle strosser) 2 grandchildren 5 great grand children David 1 granddaughter 1 great grandchild. And many nieces, nephews and friends funeral services will be Friday, February 19th at St. Francis Church, 1048 Ventura St. Fillmore, Ca. Rosary at 9:30 mass thereafter and final rest at Bardsdale cemetery the service will also be available on YouTube for those that cannot attend.
The family request safe social distancing at her service for those that can attend the family would like to thank Dr Logan Bundy and staff Access T.L.C. home hospice caregiver nurse and staff. And all who assisted with watchful care and baths. We appreciate you all. May she Rest in Peace!

 
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Ramiro Mendez Aguilar (1960-2021)

Ramiro Mendez Aguilar (1960-2021)

On Thursday January, 21, 2021 Ramiro Mendez Aguilar a loving husband and father of 5 children passed away at the age of 60 years old. He was born March, 1, 1960 in Michoacan Mexico. In 1978 he came to Fillmore, ca. Wear People got to name him as "EL SHORTY" he was well known here in town and very much loved. He was married to Rose Marie "ROSY" Tapia who passed away in 2006. He remarried Maria de la Luz Garcia. He was also a great father to his 5 kids Susanna, Patricia (Diana), Ramiro Jr (Sarah), Mari Cruz (Andres), and Victor. 8 grand kids Ricardo, Isaiah, Rose, Jaycob, Mariah, Leylani, Romeo, and Maria Carolina. He left behind his mother Maria de la Luz Mendez. (Siblings) Lupe, Jose, Miguel, Enrique, Salvador, Ana, Veronica, and Amparo. He will be reunited with his father Enrique Mendez. Ramiro had a passion for raising and breeding his roosters and chickens. He also enjoyed his work as a car detailer here in Fillmore. Everyone that got their car washed by him knows how beautiful his work was and how much detail he put in to it! He also enjoyed his Starbucks coffee which he was there daily. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February, 6, 2021 @ 11am at Saint Francis of Assisi 1048 W. Ventura St Fillmore, ca. 93015

 
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Loreto and Amelia Martinez (1936 & 1938 - 2021)

Loreto and Amelia Martinez (1936 & 1938 - 2021)

It’s with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our parents Loreto and Amelia Martinez.
Loreto Martinez, born on September 8, 1936 in Silo Guanajuato and passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021. Amelia Martinez born on October 14, 1938 in Silo Guanajuato and passed away peacefully 15 days after her husband on January 20,2021.
Loreto will be remembered for his stories about Mexico, his gardening tips, his tools, keys, bikes, and many, many radios that he collected over the years. He was a proficient player of dominoes and enjoyed playing with his daughter and grandkids.
Amelia was well known for her cooking, especially her famous flour tortillas. She would always be sure there was enough food to feed the neighborhood. She would share food to the neighbors and was very thoughtful of others.
They are survived by Evaristo (Betty), Benito (Esperanza), Juan (Estela), Pedro (Margarita), Isaias (Valerie), Jorge (Josephina), Gabino (Lorena) and Maria Petra, grandparents to 28 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
The lord needed a hardworking man and an excellent flour tortilla maker up in heaven. Their presence will be truly missed but will always remain in our hearts.
May they both Rest Peacefully.

 
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Jacqueline Monier Cassidy (1938-2021)

Jacqueline Monier Cassidy (1938-2021)

Jacqueline Monier Cassidy passed away peacefully in Fillmore, California, on January 10, 2021 at the age of 82. After surviving the Covid-19 virus in July of 2020, this second time to contract the virus this January was too much for her fragile system to handle.
Jacqueline was born on December 16, 1938 in Montreal, Canada and was the daughter of Clara and Louis Monier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Jack Cassidy. She is survived by her children, Donna Cassidy, Linda-marie Monier, Larry Cassidy, and Kelly Cassidy. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, extended family, and her four siblings.
Jacqueline grew up in the French-speaking Monier home in Montreal with brothers, Jean and Louis, and sisters, Marie and Therese. As a teenager, she moved to California where she met Larry Cassidy and raised four rambunctious children in Fillmore. She was active in the community and worked at the Security Pacific Bank as a teller. Later, she became the sole-owner of a “laundromatic” (as she called it) in Fillmore where she was proud to have repaired the washers and dryers on her own. Jacqueline always set ambitious goals and enjoyed many years working at the County Government Center in Ventura prior to her retirement.
Jacqueline’s generosity was unmatched and she touched the lives of all she met. She had an exuberant personality, infectious smile and laugh that filled the room. She shared her love of adventure in nature, reading, music, gardening, and cooking with her family as she showed them how to find the magic in life.
Jacqueline meant the world to her family and will be missed by us all. She will be buried alongside Larry Jack Cassidy at the Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore, California. Her encouraging sentiments with her French accent and occasional "oui, oui" and "ooh la la" will always be with us as she joyfully bounces from cloud to cloud.

 
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Robert (Bob) Gene Crum (1938-2021)

Robert (Bob) Gene Crum (1938-2021)

Robert (Bob) Gene Crum, 82, of Fillmore, CA, passed away on January 14, 2021. He was born in Princeton, NJ on October 18, 1938.
Bob was always ready with an easy smile and an engaging story to tell. He had a remarkable ability to touch people’s lives in a profound and positive way. Bob lived life to the fullest, amongst his greatest passions being photography, exploring, and writing about the outdoors. His grandchildren enjoyed listening to all his stories, including those from his time in the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command and working for the Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Bob is survived by his children Steve, Mike, and Debbie and his grandchildren Katie and Andy. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the many of Bob’s friends who were there for him always and in any way. A special thank you to the health care professionals who brought comfort and solace at the end of his journey.

 
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Yolanda Casas Erazo (1961-2021)

Yolanda Casas Erazo (1961-2021)

It is with great sadness the family of Yolanda Erazo announces her passing after battling for her life due to Covid-19. Yolanda Erazo was a loving mother and grandmother. A life long resident of Fillmore California she passed away on January 4th, 2021 at the age of 59.
Yolanda was born in Santa Paula California on July 13th, 1961 to Santiago and Irene Casas. She graduated from Fillmore High School in 1979. She worked at Boskovich Farms for over 32 years. In 1990 her daughter Breeza was born and in 1994 her son Jimmy was born. They were the most important pieces in her life, she was one of a kind. She enjoyed reading books, finishing puzzles, word searches, her love for movies made her a true enthusiast and above all else she loved Diet Coke. On October 13th, 2018 she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she loved what the Bible taught her and she loved to share it with others. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, as well as all who knew her.
Yolanda will be forever remembered by her children and granddaughters; Breeza De La Cruz (Husband Jose De La Cruz) Jimmy Erazo (Wife Ariana Erazo) and granddaughters Bella and Bianna. The immense hole she has left in our hearts is comforted only by the promise to see her again Revelation 21:1-5.
The funeral service in memory of Yolanda will be held on January 30th at 1:00pm over zoom. Please email Yerazoservices@yahoo.com to receive the Zoom invitation to attend.
Her one will in life was to love with no end.

 
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Michael Anthony Lara (1965-2021)

Michael Anthony Lara (1965-2021)

I am writing my own obituary, not because no one else can do it as well, but because I want to acknowledge what I feel was truly important in my life.
I was born Michael Anthony Lara, and had one brother, Arnold. Our parents were Arthur and Charlotte Bouvet Lara, hard-working parents, who instilled in all of us the value of an education and responsibility, establishing strong and enduring roots.
I have had so many blessings in my life, more than I deserved, but not more than I could truly appreciate and value as gifts to be cherished: My Religious Education Children and Catechists, who gave me a sense of purpose as a teacher and hopefully, learned something positive from me. I thank God for giving me the gift to share music as an organist and Cantor, and to praise his holy name through song. My heart was so glad to offer my Lord praise and glory. To my friends, who were more like members of my family, always ready to help boost me up and keep my laughter in life. My much-loved extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and compadres, with whom I shared so many events of both joy and sadness, throughout my life. My many god children, who I would die for and made me so proud. My brother, who has always been super supportive, and who gave me so much more than I gave to him. My friends the Ramirez and Lindsays, who always made me feel part of their families, especially during the holidays, and who forgave me the many mistakes that I made along the way. My best friend, Patrick Lindsay Jr, thank you for sharing Hesed; a masculine form of love, spoken of by the Jews and found in the scriptures (meaning always: being steadfast, dependable, righteous, and true to oneself and true to one’s promises.)
Thank you, all of you, for your priceless gifts. I loved you all.
A Mass will be held on Friday, January 22nd, 2021, at noon, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1048 Ventura St, Fillmore, CA 93015. A private burial to follow.

 
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John “Owen” Muchisky

John “Owen” Muchisky

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of John “Owen” Muchisky, 79. He passed away December 27, 2020 in his Bardsdale, Calif. home of 34 years.
Owen was born in Lansing, Mich. and moved to Corona, Calif.when he was fouryearsold. After graduatinghigh school and being a barber for three years,he enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Lexington (CV-2)& USS Ticonderoga(CV-14) from 1961 - 1964. He then received a bachelor’s degree in special educationand historyfrom California State University, San Bernardino. Owen began his teaching career in Moreno Valley, where he was part of the Teachers Union and served as president for a time. He coordinated strikes in support of fair wages, healthcare, and better standards for their students.
Owen continued his profession in special education when he moved to Fillmore in 1979, and later became one of the first teachers at Fillmore Community High (Continuation) School. He mentored some of the most challenging and underestimated students and taught them that education is an asset. Owen also coached softball for the continuation school and was a coach for Fillmore High School’sjunior varsityfootball and junior varsity baseballteams. He won many league titles and was assistant coach for the 1988 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)championship team.
He was full of wanderlust and traveled to 33 of the 50 states. He visited several national parks, monuments and museums. In 1976,his wife and cousin traveled on their motorcycles through the Thirteen Colonies. After retirement, Owen and his wife were joined by their grandchildren in the summertime and would travel across state lines in a recreational vehicle (RV).
Owen is survived by his wife Alicia “Birdie” Muchisky; Daughters Cheryl(Rinaldo) De Menezes and Deana Martinez; and five grandchildren: Lauren De Menezes, Jeremy Martinez, Nicholas De Menezes, Kylie Martinez andDaniel De Menezes.
Owen is reunited with his parents Mack and Ethel Muchisky, his son-in-law Ruben Martinez,and many beloved family members.
A celebration of his life is postponed due to the Coronavirus. An announcement will be made by the family when a date is confirmed.

 
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Richard Schmittou

Richard Schmittou of Fillmore CA, passed away on Saturday, Jan.2, 2021. Predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Corinne (Hunter). Survived by daughter Krysten Rieger, son Eric Schmittou (Ronda), and companion of 26 years, Josephine Myers. Dick served in WWII in the 101st Airborne Division in Bavaria. Following the war, he taught at Sespe School and managed the McNab Ranch in Fillmore. During his lifetime he volunteered for many activities, all with the theme of teaching and helping others. Remembrances may be made toVeterans organizations, Santa Clara Valley Hospice (217 N. 10th St., Santa Paula CA 93060), and the Fillmore High Alumni Scholarship Foundation (559 Sespe Ave., Fillmore CA 93015).

 
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Celia R. Rangel (1932-2020)

Celia R. Rangel (1932-2020)

On Sunday, December 27th, 2020 Celia R. Rangel a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passes away in her home. Celia was born 02/25/1932 in El Salvador and was a long-time resident of Fillmore. Celia is survived by her 3 children; Son Mario Ramos, Daughter Corina Ponce (Husband Raul Ponce), & Son Oscar Ramos, her 8 grandchildren; Ernesto Lopez, Patricia Ramos, Estephanie Zuniga, Maricela Ramos, Christina Ramos, Kassandra Ramos, Oscar Ramos Jr, Thalia Ramos and 8 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Perez Family Home at 10:00 am and will be laid to rest at Bardsdale Cemetery.

 
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Linda A. Alba (1939-2020)

Linda A. Alba (1939-2020)

On Monday, December 7th, 2020, Linda A. Alba Loving wife, mother, grandma, and Great Grandma Passed away in her home surrounded by her family.
Linda was born December 28, 1939. Raised in Fillmore. Graduated from FHS in 1958. Married Robert Alba Sr. They were married 58 years had 3 boys. Jerome, Michael and Robert Alba, Jr.
Eight Grandkids Jessica, Nicole, Ciara, Hunter, Kaitlyn, Candace, Ethan, Marissa, four Great grandkids Aaliyah, Anthony, Andrew, Adrian, and one on the way.
She was well known and respected for her years as Campus Supervisor at FHS. We didn’t have cops on campus we had her. Special Thanks to her Caregiver of 6 years Jeanette and her son Robbie, and Ciara. Thank You to all the friends and family for all the Love and support.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 18, 2020. Viewing 12pm to 4pm, 10 person max. at a time. People will be allowed to wait outside.
BOYKO & REARDON Telegraph Road, Ventura 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura, 93003.

 
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Innocencia G. Marquez (1924-2020)

Innocencia G. Marquez (1924-2020)

Innocencia G. Marquez, Fillmore,CA
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Our Matriarch/ Our Queen who has gone to be with the Lord and has received her forever crown.
I could never measure up to be half the woman she was. An absolutely beautiful, loving and feisty all in one and always looking her best!
Rest in Peace My Queen!
God blessed Innocencia with 95 years just one month shy of 96 years. She is survived by 14 children, 35 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren
I love you grandma until we meet again. Thank you everyone for showering our family with your prayers, calls and texts. We all appreciate it.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12pm at Piru Cemetery. For directions to the ceremony location and to sign the family's online guestbook, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Innocencia's name located under Recent Obituaries.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr Funeral Services, Santa Paula, CA. 805.229.7054

 
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Jerry G. Real (1957-2020)

Jerry G. Real (1957-2020)

Jerry was born in Piru, California, the youngest of three children to Joe and Nadine Real. He attended Piru Elementary School, and Fillmore High School.
As a youngster, he was quite the trickster which always got him in trouble, but not of any real consequence. The family never knew he had done a little mischief until days or months later. But he was always a little workaholic. As soon as he could push a lawnmower, Jerry would take it up the street and mow just about every lawn on Church Street. He loved making money and always had just enough to buy candy in the local stores in Piru.
Once he was tall enough to drive, he’d sneak his brother’s VW down the driveway in the middle of the night. Who knows when he returned to the chagrin of his brother who didn’t have a clue, except that the gas tank was empty!
After High School he enlisted into the US Army for two years. Once completed, he was employed by General Telephone in Long Beach and the surrounding areas from 1979 until his retirement in 2011.
However, in February 1981 he married the love of his life, Sabina (aka Beanie) Lacotts. A year later, they had a son, Jerald Real. Soon after Jerald was born, they moved from Lakewood, CA to the City of Baldwin Park until Jerry’s retirement. They settled down in Big River, Arizona where they enjoyed the sun, boating, jet skiing, fishing and entertaining all their family and friends.
But Jerry wasn’t one to sit still. He revamped the local Food Bank with Beanie’s help and not only organized them but moved them to a much better facility and took great care in delivering food items to those in need. He also worked for various companies with his skills of carpentry, electronics and his varied knowledge of just about everything. How? He just knew!
But he wasn’t through yet. He became the Wild Quail Ambassador feeding at least 200 wild quail every night at dusk next door to their place in Az. Those quail came running down the street, across the road, through bushes and through various properties. They’d come to be fed by Jerry. He must have spent a bundle to feed those birds, but he got quite a kick when they’d show up. He’ always say…”see they love me”!
Jerry and Beanie created a wonderful family together doting on their son through various athletic activities, and youth sports such as soccer, baseball and football all the way through to his years at Bishop Amat Catholic High School’s Football Team, and the San Gabriel Valley Jr All American Football Conference. Throughout Jerald’s involvement and beyond, Jerry and Beanie were supportive as coaches, running the snack bar and helping the youths that wouldn’t normally be able to play.
Jerry dedicated approximately 25 years to the San Gabriel Valley Jr All American Football Conference and Cheer in a multitude of roles. He started with the Baldwin Park Road Runners in 1990 where he served as an AD. Jerry eventually became the City President for Baldwin Park, before joining the Conference Board in 1995 as the Conference VP. In 2000, Jerry took over the leadership of Conference and spent 15 years leading this organization. Jerry was truly dedicated to this program and to our youth. Jerry will be remembered for his early vision of player safety and engaging this program with USA Football for the betterment of our athletes. (Provided by the SGVJAAF Conference)
In addition to his role as President, he provided and coordinated yearly golf tournaments to provide additional income for the Conference. He always managed to bring in golf participants from all walks of life and even coerced past NFL players to come to the event and speak about the conference and their good works in providing not only guidance but safety to those young players. If you knew anything about Jerry, those he’d approach just couldn’t say no to his request, since he was the total Negotiator. There were also various bus trips to Las Vegas to support the team. When you were around Jerry you never knew what to expect, except fun, adventure and pure entertainment!
His 2nd passion in life next to his family, were the Oakland, now Las Vegas Raiders. He was so obsessed with his team that just about everything he owned had a Raiders insignia on it. Once you stepped into his home, you knew you were in Raider territory. Often Jerry and Beanie would meet up with his sister at the Cardinals stadium in Glendale Arizona to watch the Cardinals play the Raiders. Although they cheered for opposite sides, they managed to sit together and heckle one another all through the game. Those were great moments to share even when one of the teams lost.
Sadly, Jerry leaves his wife Sabine, his Son Jerald (Julie) their two granddaughters Peyton and Kenzie, his sister Liz, (Wayne) and a multitude of cousins, friends and acquaintances.
Everyone who knew Jerry will be left with a heavy heart. However, it’s comforting to know that he will never be forgotten for his crazy antics, his love of family and friends and the many he befriended in his short life.
WE LOVE YOU JERRY AND YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED
Services for Jerry will take place on December 4, 2020 at 10:00 beginning with a Rosary followed by the Mass at San Salvador Catholic Church located at 4041 Center Street, Piru, CA in the patio behind the church. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic no reception will be held. Interment will follow at the Piru Cemetery located at 3580 Center Street, Piru, CA. Masks will be required.
Since Jerry was such an avid fan of the LV Raiders, we’re asking that participants wear their Raider gear if possible for Jerry – he’d really like that!

 
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John Wayne Wallace (1935-2020)

John Wayne Wallace (1935-2020)

John Wayne Wallace, a former teacher, left the "schoolroom" on November 4, 2020 in favor of teaching history and the U.S. Constitution eternally in Heaven.
Born November 12, 1935 in an Oklahoma log cabin to Tommy and Raymond Wallace, John spent his young years running wild with his older brother Oscar and his younger sister Barbara. The Wallace family moved to Fillmore, California when John was about 5 years old and several years later he attended Fillmore High School. John was a good athlete but had lost the sight in one eye when he was young so his parents didn’t want him to play sports and being an obedient son he didn’t. Wanting to still be involved in team sports what John did do was be the professional trainer for the Fillmore Flashes Varsity Teams.
John transferred to Chico State University from Cal State Fullerton in 1956/57 where he continued his desire to professionally train athletes. He continued taking classes in athletic training and spent summers being the trainer for a professional baseball team. At Chico State John reconnected with Nancy Moore, whom he had met a couple years earlier on a double date. When John began courting Nancy he changed his major to teaching. After all, he planned on proposing to Nancy and traveling around the country would mean time away from his lovely bride. John and Nancy ultimately married and the two lovebirds moved to Weaverville, California in 1961 where they set up house and John began his career at Weaverville Elementary School. He taught history, social studies, and civics for 35 years.
John loved Weaverville and would often go downtown to check in with various shop owners and discuss current events at the Post Office with friends. John was a leader in the community and would offer valuable nuggets of life wisdom and historical happenings to his students, strangers, friends and, of course, his family. In later years John was a Docent at the Jake Jackson Memorial Museum and delighted in giving tours to tourists and townfolk alike.
John taught generations of students at Weaverville Elementary. He will be remembered and missed for his leadership qualities, wise counsel and his great sense of humor. The latter was evidenced by his yearly display of community spirit directing traffic on Highway 3 in a bunny costume.
John is survived by the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Nancy; his daughter Janine and her husband Thomas; his son Scott and his wife Denise; his grandchildren Bradley and wife Nicole, Brooke, Corrine, and Derek as well as his great-grandchildren Henley and Harper. He is also survived by his brother Oscar, his sister Barbara, countless students and numerous honorary grandchildren.
A private funeral will be held November 13 in Roseville, California with a memorial to follow in Weaverville sometime next year.
Please make any remembrance donations to Weaverville Elementary School c/o Trinity Alps Unified, P.O. Box 1227, Weaverville, California 96093.

 
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Gregory Michael Alcozar Jr. (1983-2020)

Gregory Michael Alcozar Jr. (1983-2020)

In Loving Memory of Gregory Michael Alcozar Jr. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Gregory Michael Alcozar Jr., born in Santa Paula, Ca. on November 17, 1983 and passed away on October 27, 2020 at the age of 36, in Piru, Ca. after suffering a tragic accident. As a child he resided in Piru, then in Fillmore and L.A. County for a short while. He chose to return to Piru, where he always felt at home. Greg enjoyed biclying, off road motorcycles and skate boarding. Gregy, as he was known, was a long time generation resident and well known in the community of Piru. A small, quaint community nestled in the mountains of Lake Piru. A town that is comprised of multiple generations of families that have been united as one for many years. A town whose residents care for each other. Gregy was known by all as a kind and gentle soul, always humble, respectful, polite and always willing to share a beautiful, happy smile with anyone who crossed his path. Gregy was loved by many and we, his family, would like to thank you all for always being his friend and extended family. Those who knew him well will remember his own words….”Thank you and God Bless.” Gregy will never be forgotten. He is now in the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ and in the hearts of those who loved him, until we meet again.
Gregy is survived by his mother, brother, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and countless friends.
Vigil, Rosary and Mass will be held on Monday, November 16, at 9:00 A.M. at San Salvador Mission Church, 4045 E. Center Street, Piru. Burial service to follow at Piru Cemetery, 3580 Center Street, Piru, Ca. 93040

 
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Arthur (Art) Morales (1951-2020)

Arthur (Art) Morales (1951-2020)

Arthur (Art) Morales, 69, a long-time resident of Fillmore, CA died unexpectedly on October 22, 2020 with family members at his side. Art, as he was fondly known, was born on July 11, 1951 to Frank and Carolina Morales in Simi Valley, CA. He attended Fillmore elementary schools and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1970. After graduation, Art voluntarily and proudly served his country in the U. S. Army. Upon his return home, he was employed in the local citrus industry for nearly 50 years to include his last 14 years as a Field Coordinator at Saticoy Lemon Association. Art's family activities always involved quality-time with his sons, Marc, Sammy and Jake, in fishing excursions, watching sporting events and various social gatherings. It can be said that Art made a lasting impression on everyone he met with his charm, which was only surpassed by the size of his heart. His energy, mischief, kindness, wit and zest for life are what his family and friends will remember most by those of us left behind. Art will be missed by the many whom we now consider family. We will miss the joy and love that Art brought into our lives. Art is survived by his former wife, Guadalupe; sons, Sammy Morales and Jake Morales; brother, Anthony (Tony) Morales; sister, Mary (Morales) Galvan; brother-in-law, Jesse Galvan and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Art was preceded in death by his father, Frank Morales; his mother, Carolina Morales; and son, Marc Morales. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Information will be announced for all family members and friends.

 
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Luanne Hebner Perez (1937-2020)

Luanne Hebner Perez (1937-2020)

Throughout her life, Luanne Hebner Perez looked for beauty in the world. On September 26th, 2020, she set out on her last big adventure, from the comfort of her home in Fillmore, with family by her side. Despite her dementia, through the love and care of her son Jeffrey and caregivers Bernice Mendez, Lisa Lopez, Nancy Kozar, Kelly Gomez and Liz Moten, she spent her last years where she wanted to be; in the light of the Southern California sun, uplifting those around her with her joyful smile and lightness of spirit.
She was born March 7th, 1937 to Tony and Anne Hebner in Hollywood. Her passion to travel started on family drives every Sunday. Luanne and her younger sister Judith would wake early and place their tiny, three legged stools in the back seat, in anticipation of the sights they would see. Driving from their home in Studio City, they’d roll through the Southern California countryside and city streets, with the sisters singing the entire trip. After graduating from North Hollywood High, Luanne attended UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics and a teaching credential. There she met Bruce Ellison and the two started their married life together in 1960.
She taught for two years before the arrival of their first son Steven Bruce Ellison in 1964 followed by Jeffrey Brian Ellison in 1966 and Theodore Scott Ellison three years later. A transfer took the family to Trenton, Michigan and Luanne saw an opportunity to share the joy of travel with her three boys. Towing a trailer, the family would take summer vacations every year on the back roads of the Midwest and East Coast. Luanne enjoyed quilting and embroidery and began to seriously paint in the 1970's and was thrilled to discover she could do it. With the dissolution of her marriage she looked west for opportunity and found the California of her memory in the lush rows of green and mountains of gold that surrounded Fillmore.
In 1980, she was hired to teach Home Economics at Fillmore Junior High, and through the rest of her life would be recognized around town as "you taught me to cook and sew in Junior High." During this time, she married the second love of her life, John Perez, a card-carrying teamster who happily transitioned to household cook and domestic engineer. In Fillmore, she lived the life she dreamt of; she planted a garden, redesigned her house – always moving toward her vision of beauty. She shared her love of nature and art with her boys and hand-in-hand with John, found her greatest fulfillment on the road. During each school break and vacation, they thrived on trips she envisioned, across America and throughout Europe. Once home, she picked up her brushes and found her sense of composition and color through paintings from her travels and scenes of Fillmore and the Santa Clara River Valley.
Throughout her life she practiced The Golden Rule: treat others as you want to be treated. She was active in organizations that shared her interests: AAUW and PEO - the education, advancement and empowerment of women; Questers and The Embroiderers Guild - the preservation and appreciation of history and craft traditions; she loved to gather with friends in The Sewing Club; and as a lifelong church-goer she was a member of the Bardsdale Methodist Church. Together with other local artists, she started the Artists Guild of Fillmore to encourage interest in original work created by local artists. She is survived by her sister, boys and was known as ‘Gran’ to her grandchildren, Dominique, Thomas, Maximillian and Spencer. A celebration of her life will take place on her birthday, March 7th, 2021 at the Bardsdale Methodist Church.

 
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Bertha Z. Delara (1947-2020)

Bertha Z. Delara (1947-2020)

It is with profound sadness that the family of Bertha Z. Delara announce her passing at the age of 73. She was granted her angel wings on September 25, 2020.
Bertha was born on August 19, 1947 in Encarnación de Diaz, Jalisco, Mexico to Luis and Consuelo Zermeño. She had been a Fillmore resident for 71 years. Bertha was a caring and giving person. While in High School she took a year off of school to care for her sick mother until she passed away.
Bertha was a very successful businesswoman. She started a farm labor contractor business with her husband, Benjamin Delara, and played an integral part in its success.
Family meant everything to her. She was happiest when she was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved celebrations and, as a great cook, would always make sure that no one left hungry.
Bertha is survived by her husband, Benjamin Delara; children, Connie Delara, Robert (Yesenia) Delara, Alice (Victor) Rodriguez and Diana Delara, all of Fillmore; brothers, John (Carmen) Zermeño and Ralph (Juana) Zermeño, both of Fillmore; grandchildren, Vanessa (Anthony) Lomeli, Steven, David and Andrew Rodriguez, Brianna, Diego, Aliyah and Alyssa Delara; and great grandchildren, Leanna, Ethan and Joseph Lomeli. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis Romo Zermeño and Consuelo Lozano Zermeño; brothers, Gustavo Zermeño, Luis Zermeño and Jose Zermeño.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, October 10, at San Salvador Mission Church in Piru. The Holy Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass, celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Family and Friends, who wish to attend, will be asked to follow all social distancing guidelines for COVID-19. Friends are encouraged to view the Live Facebook video, which will be available on the San Salvador Mission Facebook feed. A private reception will follow for funeral services for the Delara and Zermeño Families.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the entire community of Fillmore and surrounding Ventura County cities for their outpouring support.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Perez Family Funeral Home, 600 Central Avenue Fillmore, CA 93015, (805) 524-0439.

 
Obituary
Kenneth Lyle DeMoss (1971-2020)

Kenneth Lyle DeMoss (1971-2020)

Kenn DeMoss, 48 years old, passed away on September 21, 2020. He was well loved by many who remember him from Vons as one of their favorite clerks. “I’ve known Kenn for years and miss him so much, he was always so friendly and happy.”
Kenn was born in Bakersfield, California to James and Wanda DeMoss on October 8, 1971. He was one of six children, Kathy, Kevin, Karen, Kim, and twin sister Kelly. At a young age Kenn began establishing his reputation as a crazy and adventurous guy. He began terrorizing the neighborhood on his big wheel then moved up to his off-road jeep, playing tricks on other drivers, and taking risks on the open dirt roads. “There was never a dull moment with Uncle Kenn, he would always manage to get into some kind of trouble,” as nephew James remembers.
After working at Del Taco while attending North High in Bakersfield, he started working at Vons. There he met his wonderful wife to be, Andreana, who was attracted to his easy going and friendly attitude. “He was hilarious!” Then on August 30, 1997 they moved to Ventura County, got married, and began a family. Kenn and Andreana have three wonderful children, Maddie (20), Jackie (15), and Kenny (11). He loved his family and shared many adventures and good times with them.
Some of his favorite times were during Fourth of July when it was legal to blow things up. There was always a story to be told around that holiday event. He lit the fire for great barbecues and cooking as well and joined a local barbecue team called Part Time Barbecue. Kenn’s pork ribs earned him a first place at the America’s Finest BBQ State Championship in San Diego.
Celebrations were important to Kenn because he loved having a good time with others. This love extended to the people in the community whom he got to see every day while working as a clerk at Vons in Fillmore since 2001. His love for the community extended to his service as a realtor where he truly enjoyed finding the perfect family home for those in the community. He loved to connect with people and make them feel important and especially make them laugh.
Kenn will truly be missed by so many people whose lives were touched by his kindness. The DeMoss family would like to express their thanks and appreciation for all the love and support the community has shown during this most difficult time of loss.

 
Obituary
Joy Cottrell Ashlock

Joy Cottrell Ashlock

Joy Cottrell Ashlock
Age: 69
Complete Address: 414 Oriole PO Box 326 Inyokern, California 93527-0326
Date of Death: September 19, 2020
Cause of Death: Hemorrhage Shock due to Anemia caused by Diverticulitis
Place of Death: Palmdale Regional Hospital Palmdale, California
Resident of: Ridgecrest, California since 1991
Previous residence Lawrenceburg Tennessee 1970-1990
Fillmore, California 1990 -2001
Date of Birth: 10 May 1951 Waynesboro, Tennessee
Occupation: Retired book keeper Retired August 1991
Last Employer: William L. Morris Chevrolet Fillmore, California
1969 graduate of Fillmore High School
Survivors:
Brother Keith Cottrell Fillmore, California
Sister Delphene Edwards Virginia
Sister Shirley Cromwell Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Sister Maunie Waters Riverside, California
Husband Roy Ashlock, Sr. 414 Oriole PO Box 326 Inyokern, California
Step Daughter Jennifer Ova Cedar City, Utah
Step Son Roy Ashlock Mesa, Arizona
Step Daughter Kristin Powell Sisters, Oregon
Step Son Andrew Ashlock Cambria, California
7 step grand children
4 step great grand children
Service: Memorial 10 Oct 2020 2:00 PM Inyokern Baptist Church Inyokern, CA
Mortuary: Holland & Lyons Ridgecrest, CA
She requested cremation. Final burial Bardsdale Cemetery next to her mother at later date.