Obituary
John Chapman Morris

John Chapman Morris

April 12, 1930 – January 1, 2010

John Chapman Morris, “Chappy,” of Fillmore passed away from cancer on January 1, 2010 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara at the age of 79. He was surrounded by his immediate family.
Chappy was born in Fillmore, California on April 12, 1930 to parents William L. Morris and Verna Bertine Hansen. He was the youngest of three with an older brother, William L. Morris, Jr. and a sister, Virginia. He attended Fillmore Elementary School and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1948. From there he did a stint at the University of Southern California (USC), where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and remained until he was drafted to the Army in 1954. He later returned to USC where he majored in business and liberal arts. After college he made the decision to make his permanent home in Fillmore, joined the family automobile business, William L. Morris Chevrolet, and has resided there ever since.
In 1958, Chappy married Geraldine Doud, “Jeri,” of Oxnard, California. They were married for almost 50 years. He was a true entrepreneur and diversified from the automobile business to farming, real estate and, in 1973, started Fillmore Area Transit Corporation. It quickly grew from hauling 1,300 passengers per month to 22,000. He loved his community and was an active member and former president of Rotary, Jr. and Sr. Chamber of Commerce, Fillmore High School Alumnae and the May Festival. Chappy was also an active member of Rancheros Vistadores, Campo Adolfo, and Rancheros Adolfo, a Ventura County men’s horseback riding club. He enjoyed riding with his father, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons, sons-in-law, and numerous relatives.
Giving back to the community was very important to Chappy, and he generously supported many local groups and charities including St. Augustine Academy, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Adopt-A-Family, Feed the Children,
St. Francis of Assisi, and San Salvador Mission, to name a few.
He is survived by his four children: Laurie Morris Smith of San Clemente, John Chapman Morris, Jr. of Ventura, Tina Morris Thomson of Pasadena and William L. Morris, III of Fillmore; sons in law David B. Smith and John E. Thomson; daughters in law Lori Morris and Shelly Morris. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeri.
“Pappy” as he was known by his grandchildren Chasen, Brennan and Lauren Smith, Sydney and Maggie Morris, Katie and Charlie Thomson and Hunter, Grant and Griffin Morris will forever be remembered as the family patriarch. They will especially cherish the special times they spent with their grandpa picking avocados and watercress on the family ranch, riding horses, family trips to the Alisal Guest Ranch and his special recipe for homemade beef jerky. He also leaves behind his beloved and loyal Australian Shepherd, LeRoy.
The Rosary will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fillmore on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm. A service celebrating Chappy’s life will be held on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 11:00 am at Santa Clara Catholic Church, 323 South E. Street in Oxnard.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers charitable donations be made to St. Augustine Academy, reference
J. Chapman Morris Scholarship Fund/Foundation, 130 South Wells Road, Ventura, CA 93004 (805) 672-0411.

 
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Herb Baehr

Herb Baehr

Beloved Herb Baehr of Fillmore peacefully passed from this life into the next on Wed December 23, 2009 at home. He was 92 years old. He was a resident of Ventura county for 60 years, moving here from Chicago, Illinois.
Herb, a retired teacher, was a devoted Lyons Club member. He enjoyed playing tennis, bingo and card games. He loved to sing and dance and was a Chicago radio singer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Edna Martine Baehr from Kansas and Jacob Peter Baehr of Germany. Brothers: Paul and Karl, Sister Ruth and former wife Vivian Baehr.
He is survived by his spouse Jean, son John, daughter Melody, grandson Jacob, brother Rufus and sister in law Elsa. Stepdaughters Jan and Michelle and four grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to the Faith Community Church in Fillmore.
A memorial service will be held from 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, Janurary 7, 2010 at Faith Community Church on Central Ave., Fillmore, CA. Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 805/ 524-0744.

 
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Robert Wesley Nichols

Robert Wesley Nichols

Robert Wesley Nichols, former Fillmore City Manager who was known to many as “Mr. Fillmore,” passed away November 24, 2009 at the age of 88. Mr. Nichols was a third generation Fillmore native. He was an unforgettable personality to all who knew him, and was known for his proud spirit, dedication to Country, and his love of life and Fillmore.
Born in Fillmore on October 19, 1921, Nichols was a lifelong resident of the City. He attended Fillmore schools, graduating from Fillmore Union High School in 1940, where he excelled in football and other sports.
After two years of college, Nichols served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1952, holding positions with the Naval Air Corps as Navigator and Aviation Chief. Shortly after enlisting in the Navy, he married Juanita Mauck, his high school sweetheart. They were married for over 60 years and had three daughters, all of whom were raised in Fillmore, attended Fillmore schools, and married local men with families in Fillmore and Ventura. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols were both active in community affairs throughout their lives, and were longtime members of the Fillmore Methodist Church.
Immediately after leaving the Navy, Mr. Nichols returned to Fillmore and engaged in ranching, managing citrus properties in Bardsdale. In 1955 he began service with the City of Fillmore, where he was Superintendent of Public Works from 1959 to 1968 and City Manager from 1968 to October of 1981.
During his tenure as City Manager, Nichols presided over a period of unprecedented growth, as the City’s population grew from 6,000 to 10,000. He was instrumental in the acquisition of the land for Sespe Park, upgrading of the City’s water systems, directing preparations for the Fillmore Industrial Park, and creation of the Fillmore Community Redevelopment Agency. In 1969, he was a principal actor in recovery and reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of one of the worst rainstorms and floods in Fillmore history, during which all roads and highways to the City were washed out and Fillmore was completely isolated for several days. Mr. Nichols was also active in regional organizations representing Ventura County and its cities, and served as Chairman of the Managers’ Group of the Ventura County Association of Governments.
During their retirement years, Wesley and Juanita Nichols lived in Fillmore, traveled the United States, and spent time with their daughters and their families. Juanita Nichols passed away in 2005. In his last years, Mr. Nichols enjoyed drives around Fillmore and Ventura County, identifying familiar places and public works, and observing annual City events such as the July 4th fireworks celebrations.
Mr. Nichols is survived by his three daughters, Constance Main of La Canada, Diana Cox of Westlake Village, and Sally Joller of Los Osos, California; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore on December 10, 2009.

 
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Gil Kohler

Gil Kohler

Gil Kohler passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2009. Gil was 97 years old. Gil suffered a heart attack on Monday and was taken to Community Memorial Hospital where he fought hard until his passing, Wednesday at 8:15. He leaves his lovely wife Rosella Kohler behind.
A religious service will be held on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 2PM at Skillin Carroll Mortuary in Santa Paula, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, Ca. 93015, 805-525-3391. Gil's 97 year old body was donated to science and was taken by a university shortly after his death. They are very interested in studying his longevity and health.
In place of flowers Gil and his family have requested donation be made in his name to Wayfarer Chapel Lutheran Church, 461 3rd. St., Fillmore CA. 93015

 
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Pamela Sue Beall

June 12, 1957 To November 27, 2009
Pamela Sue Beall, age 52, resident of Chalfant Valley in Bishop, CA for three years, born in Dewitt, Arkansas on June 12, 1957, passed away on November 27, 2009 in Reno, NV.
She served as cafeteria manager for the Fillmore School District for twenty years and lived in the Fillmore area for forty years.
Survivors include husband Richard L. Beall of Chalfant Valley in Bishop, CA; son Ricky Beall of Bishop, CA; daughter Lacie Cordova of Mt. Vernon, MO; mother Ruby Bennett of Piru, CA; brothers Joe LaCotts of Wright City, MO, Leslie LaCotts of Blytheville, AR, Jay LaCotts of Piru, CA, and Henry Bennett of Avenal, CA; sisters Donna Elam of Spokane, WA, Sabina Real of Baldwin Park, CA, Shirley Bennett of Atlanta, GA, and Kim Galarza of Ventura, CA; two grandchildren Hunter & Noah Beall. Also thirty nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by father Dwane Bennett.
Visitation will be at Brune Mortuary Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be at Brune Mortuary Friday, December 4, 2009, 2:00 PM. Pastor Chris Costello will officiate. Interment will be at the East Line Street Cemetery, Bishop, CA.

 
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Lorene Dee (Bivin) Baker

May 17, 1926 – Nov. 26, 2009
Lorene Dee (Bivin) Baker was born May 17, 1926 in Ventura, Calif. To Jo & Delta Bivin. She graduated from Ventura High School in 1944 and subsequently married Robert Child. Divorced in 1951, she went to work for the Southern Calif Gas Co. as a telephone operator. In 1957 Lorene married Russell Laurence (Larry) Baker. In the early 70’s she went to work for Rudkin Motors as a bookkeeper. In her later years she helped to cater meals for Rotary Club luncheons and other events. She was always very active in the Presbyterian Church, which later became Fillmore Bible Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher for the 2 & 3 years olds, deaconess among many other things. In 2002 she moved to Klamath Falls, Ore and on to Salem in 2005, where she was welcomed and become very active in south Salem Nazarene Church. She is survived by her husband Larry, children David Child, The Dallas, Ore, Annalee Taylor, Tuolumne, Calif, Terry Baker and Donald Baker of Salem, Ore and 11 grandchildren.
Contributions may be to the south Salem Church of the Nazarene 1661 Boone Rd S, Salem, Or 97306 where memorial services were held on Monday Nov. 30th. Arrangements were by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

 
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Harry O. Yetter Jr.

Harry O. Yetter Jr.

Born June 21, 1919 in Wymore, Nebraska. Passed away November 8, 2009 in Bend Oregon. Harry and his wife of 65 ½ years, Margaret, moved to Bend in July of 2005, but Harry’s heart remained in his beloved Fillmore with his friends and neighbors.

 
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Marilyn JoAnn Brockus

Marilyn JoAnn Brockus

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of JoAnn Brockus. She passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 11th 2009.
JoAnn was born on December 8th 1933 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Gertrude and Stanley (“Snooks”) Fowler.
Upon her husbands’ retirement from the Bardsdale Cemetery District in 1991, JoAnn and Edward moved to the beautiful state of Utah, north of Glendale in Lydia’s Canyon. Edward continues to reside in their lovely home over looking a canyon just North of Glendale.
JoAnn was married to her husband Edward Dwight Brockus for fifty-six years. They both grew up in Fillmore and were married in 1953. They resided in Bardsdale raising three daughters and one son. Surviving is their daughter Deborah Blaylock husband Joseph, daughter Sandra Collins husband Chris, daughter Janet Peery husband Joe, son Steven Brockus wife Rhonda. JoAnn leaves five Grandchildren, Michele Mackey husband Steven, Tammy Perryman, Nicholas Blaylock wife Jamie, Steven Brockus Jr., and Sheena Chips husband Ron also six great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Karissa, David, Jason, Emily, and Brooke.
All will forever miss JoAnn’s unselfish warm love, offered from a truly special heart that was an anchor and inspiration for the whole family. Though she enjoyed the mountains’ of Utah, A day did not go by that JoAnn did not call her children to see how all were doing, discuss the latest movie or TV show she was watching, quilt she was working on or book she was reading.
Graveside services were held on November 17th at 10:00 am at the Bardsdale Cemetery.
(Funeral arrangements were respectfully made by “Mosdell Mortuary” of Kanab, Utah and sincerely appreciated by the family).

 
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Lucian John Meyers

Lucian John Meyers ended his journey here on earth as a servant of God, Civil Engineer, loving husband and amazing father on November 1, 2009. Lucian was born in Pipestone, Minnesota on September 1, 1924. His family moved around to several cities in the mid-west until they finally moved out west and settled in Sacramento, California. He attended Christian Brothers High School and graduated in 1942. He then attended Sacramento Junior College and UC Berkley completing his Civil Engineering education through correspondence school. Lucian worked in the California Department of Water Resources from 1947 through 1960, where he worked on such projects as the California Aqueduct and the Feather River Project. On October 30, 1960, he resigned from State Service to join the firm of Bookman, Edmonston and Giannelli, where he came to serve as the Executive Vice-President and Projects Manager. He worked on projects in Central California, Arizona and Costa Rica before he retired. Lucian's affiliations reflected the interests in his life. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Knights of Columbus and sung with the Sacramento, Glendale and Pasadena Philharmonics. He was an avid football fan having played football in both high-school and college and a baseball fan spending many afternoons with family and co-workers at L.A. Dodger games.

Lucian leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years and children Peter Meyers, Anne Chermak, Jeanne Schnell, James Meyers and Susan Berdahl and 10 grand children. He was buried at Santa Clara Cemetary in Oxnard, California on November 6, 2009.

 
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Ruth E. Arrasmith

Ruth E. Arrasmith

Ruth E. Arrasmith passed away in her home on November 10, 2009. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ruth was born on November 18, 1918 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Her family moved to Tulare, CA in 1935. In 1943, she married and moved to Fillmore and resided there until her death. She retired from Macy’s in 1985. She was an excellent seamstress and after retirement continued sewing as a hobby, keeping her family in hand-sewn clothing for many years. She also enjoyed working puzzles and card games, especially bridge. She was a member of Ventura County Garden Club and Fillmore Ebell.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Goldie Ernst, husband Don Arrasmith, brother Mark Ernst, and sister Joy Williams.

Survivors include her daughter Donna (husband Dan) Jordan, Bill (wife Gloria) Arrasmith, five grandsons, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Santa Clara Valley Hospice or the Fillmore Museum.
Arrangements under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Ave. Fillmore, Ca 93015 (805) 524-0744.

 
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Allene Marie Turk

Allene Marie Turk

Fillmore
Our beautiful mother Allene Marie Turk passed away on November 16, 2009 surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Turk.
She is survived by her children Michael (Jenni) Turk, Debbie (Johnny) Perkins, Susan Leon (Ross Wileman), her sisters Jean Haase (Harvard), Mary Stray (Gary) her precious grandchildren Michael Patrick (Sara) Turk, Courtney and Kiel Perkins, Brandon and Stefanie Leon and great grandchild Cali Kay Leon, All of whom were the joy of her life. The family wishes to give a special thank you to Treacy Villa for their constant love and care throughout her stay. A graveside service will be held at Bardsdale Cemetery in Fillmore on Friday, November 20th 2009 at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 
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Bertha Romero Tapia

Bertha Romero Tapia

On October 26, Bertha Romero Tapia, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Bertha was born August 23rd in Nayarit, Mexico to Dolores Villela and Felipe Romero and had been a resident for more than 45 years. She spent her live being a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a great friend. Bertha loved to play Bingo and loteria with her friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Felipe Tapia and daughter, Rose Marie Mendez; sisters, Graciela and Sylvia Romero; grandson, Ismael Uriostegui.

She is survived by her son, Frank Tapia (wife Lisa); daughter, Nancy Tapia, granddaughters; Bianca, Susy, Patty, Krystle , Desiree, and Gissel; grandsons, Ramiro, Frankie, Erik, and Anthony; great-grandsons, Ricardo and Julian; sisters, Rosa Romero and Eva Ortiz; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends specially by long time friend Socorro Manzano Martinez and family.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 9pm with a Prayer Service at 7pm at Faith Community Church, 461 Central Avenue in Fillmore on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 9:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church,
1048 W. Ventura St., Fillmore. Interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe St., Fillmore.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services in Santa Paula. For further information, please call (805) 229-7054.

 
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Benjamin Hubert Burson

April 16, 1923 to October 10, 2009
Benjamin Hubert Burson “Ben”, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the Ventura Convalescent, after a lengthy illness. He was 86 years old.
Ben was born April 16, 1923, in Santa Paula, Ca. to Helen and Carl Burson. He grew up in Fillmore attending the elementary schools and graduating Fillmore High School in 1941. After graduating he served proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII.
After serving In the Army he returned to work for his parents on the Burson Ranch on Guiberson Rd. After his parents died and the ranch was sold he moved to Brookings, Oregon and built a home with his wife, Pat Neal Burson, and grew blueberries.
When his health started declining he moved back to Ventura County and lived until his death.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Carl Burson, his first wife Elsie, his second wife Pat Neal Burson and his friend Sara McCormick who brought laughter back into his life.
Ben leaves his children: Patty Reynolds (Garry) of Hillsboro Tx, Beverly Stith (Mark) of Tollhouse, Ca., Bill Burson (Sharyn) of Fillmore Ca., Mike Burson of Hillsboro Tx., David Burson (Debbie) of Mt. Shasta Ca., and Deborah Burson of Mt. Shasta Ca. 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grand children. His brothers Stowell Burson, Carl and Rita Burson and sister Mildred Mosier and Dorothy Alice Oppenheimer (Peer), and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for him during his illness both at Cypress Place and the Ventura Convalescent.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 1139 Del Norte Rd. Camarillo Ca 93010. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr. Ventura Ca 93003.

 
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Delbert Gunter

Fillmore, CA
Long time Fillmore resident, Delbert Gunter passed away Monday September 28, 2009 at the age of 80. Mr. Gunter had just been diagnosed two weeks ago with lung cancer.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis, sons Scott & Stacy of Fillmore, son David of Newalla, OK, daughter Kim of Thousand Oaks, 3 sisters and 2 brothers all of OK.
The family is honoring Mr. Gunter's wishes for no type of service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015

 
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Beatrice Louise Webb

Beatrice Louise Webb 1926 - 2009 Graveside Services for Beatrice Louise Webb will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park, 2739 Panama Lane. Reverend Bob Winter will officiate. Bea was born February 22, 1926 in Summers, Arkansas and left to be with the Lord on August 25, 2009. Bea's family moved to Fillmore, California when she was a small child. After attending local schools she married Eugene King in 1941 and had two sons, Ralph and Paul. Sadly, she was widowed at the age of 20. Bea then met and married Jim Webb in 1947 and had another son, Steve. In 1953 the family moved to New Cuyama, California where Jim worked for Richfield and she enjoyed being a housewife. In 1960, the family moved to Bakersfield. After her boys were grown she went to work for JC Penney's and then the Kern County Department of Human Services. Bea retired as a Supervisor from the Department in 1985, after 18 years of service. Nothing was more important to Bea than home and family. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. No one will ever forget her sugar cookies. Her home was beautiful, as was Bea. Her house was always the gathering place for family during the holidays. Bea never had a bad word to say about anyone and was always optimistic. In retirement, she stayed active and was always on the go. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, bingo and attending Bible Study. She was also involved in several organizations including the Woman's Club of Bakersfield, the Kern County Retirees Association, Community House and the USS Enterprise CV-6 Association. On August 25, 2009, after a nine year battle with cancer, Bea passed away peacefully in her sleep. She is preceded in death by her parents, Orvil and Marie Engledow; sister, Peggy Schiffel; and husband, Jim. She will be deeply missed by her survivors who include her sister, Helen Conaway; her sons, Ralph King and wife Janet, Paul King, Steve Webb and wife Sarah; 4 grandchildren, Jason King, Randy King, Paul Wayne King, Jennifer Webb; and 4 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Alexis, Julia and Joshua King. The family would like to thank Optimal Hospice and extend a special thank you to Elva Castro with Interim Assisted Living for the exceptional care she gave to our mother in her final days. Visitation was held September 1, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Southwest. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary

 
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Peggy Button

Peggy Button

Beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2009, in Torrance, CA. She was born Peggy Joe Blythe, on Aug. 29, 1932, in Coweta, OK. As a young child Peggy moved with her family to Fillmore, Calif and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1951. After High School Peggy joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Knox, KY until 1954. Peggy was deeply loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed. Peggy is survived by her three children, Robert Button of Las Vegas, NV; Joyce Button of Weehawken, NJ; and Carol Button of San Pedro, Calif; grandchildren Frank, Katie and Alexandria; sisters, Willa Chambers of Moses Lake, WA; Bernice Michael of Fillmore, Calif; and Mary Pervis of Libby, Mt. A memorial service honoring her life is planned for early November.

 
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Mr. Skoe

Long time Fillmore High teacher Donald Skoe passed away September 21st. He taught Biology at Fillmore High School for 32 years.

 
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David Joseph Garcia (D.J. Gorilla)

David Joseph Garcia (D.J. Gorilla)

David Joseph Garcia
Port Hueneme, CA
David Garcia known by many as D.J. Gorilla was 33 years old when he passed away early Sunday morning, September 27, 2009. David was born June 22, 1976 in Santa Paula, California to Pastor Raul and Rachel Garcia and grew up in Fillmore, California. David married Sonia “Preciosa” Garcia on April 10, 2004 in Fillmore, California. They both lived in Port Hueneme, CA.
David graduated from Fillmore High School; played high school football, learned the skill of mixing music/DJ for various school functions & activities; working with wood craft design. This led him to his profession as a Car audio & alarm designer/ installer; David worked full time at Scosche in Oxnard, California for many years & developed his own Entertainment Promotion Enterprise- known as “G-ENT”; Gorilla was a full time professional D.J. & loved people.
David is survived by his Wife Sonia Garcia of Port Hueneme, CA; Mother Rachel Garcia or Port Hueneme, CA; 4 nieces A.J. Garcia Morales, Alyssa Garcia, Iliana Garcia Morales, Stephanie Linares, Brother Mark Garcia of Fillmore, CA; Raul Matthew of Orange County, Aunts, Uncles, & Cousins, and D.J. Brothers “you know who you are” – 805 D.J.s.
David is preceded in death by his father Rev. Raul Morales Garcia of Fillmore, CA.
Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated by Perez Family Funeral Home, Camarillo, CA. “Our family putting your family first”.
For any inquiry please contact (805) 484-6365/ www.camarillomortuary.com

 
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Mary Lou Hutchens

Born in Newport, Ok. April 4, 1923 past away September 18, 2009. Mary was married to Art Hutchens on October 27, 1946. They had 3 children, Joyce Nash of Las Vegas, NV, Jimmy Hutchens of Ariel WA, and Roger Hutchens of Mobile, AL. She had 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand daughter.
Mary lived in Fillmore for 30 years before moving to Durant, Ok where she passed away after a short illness in the hospital with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband Art Hutchens.

 
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Juanita Capetillo Pina

Juanita Capetillo Pina

Juanita Capetillo Pina, 91, she was born on November 24, 1917 in Jalpa, Zacatecas, Mexico, but raised in the city of Nochistlan, Zacatecas to Serapio Capetillo and Higinia Esparza.
She moved to Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, when she married the love of her life, Pablo Pina. After living there for a few years they left to find a new life to Tijuana, Baja California. They decided to try their luck in United States and after living for a while in San Francisco came to make Fillmore, CA their new and permanent home.
“Mamita” as she was lovingly known by her family, worked for Olga’s Fashion development in Fillmore for 17 years before deciding to retire and stay at home with her family after the passing of her husband. She devoted her life and love to her family. She loved to also sing and write songs that she would sing to her family and anyone who would be lucky enough to have contact with her. She loved God with all her heart and would always tell her family her favorite verse, which was Luke 1027 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Pablo and her infant son Salvador.
She is survived by her two daughters: Dolores Martinez (Carlos) and Maria Guadalupe (Efren).
Seven grandchildren: Bryanna; Lorena (Julver); Mireya (Jacob); Erick; Kyara (Efrain); Bonyta, and stepgrandchild Diana (Victor)
Great Grandchildren: Frankie, Delayna, Alexa, Livia, Zuriel, Xavien, Uziah, Solei, Carlos.
Visitation will be held at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary at 4:00pm to 8:00pm with a rosary at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30AM at St. Francis of Assisi Church with burial to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Ave., Fillmore, CA 93015