Raul P. Medina (November 1958 – February 2023)

Raul P. Medina (November 1958 – February 2023)

It is with sadness that we share the passing of Raul Medina (Raulie) who passed away on February 20, 2023, at the age of 64. He was born on November 21, 1958, in Santa Paula, California to Jennie & Felix (Chapo) Medina.

Raulie lived in Fillmore most of his life and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1977 where he played sports and made many lifetime friends. He graduated from Ventura College and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Raulie enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Rams and the Dodgers. He loved spending time with his friends and family. Raulie was a friendly guy well known in Fillmore and Piru. He enjoyed spending the last few years living with his mom in his childhood home in Fillmore and chatting with the many friends and cousins he grew up with in town.
Raulie had a big heart and a great sense of humor. He was an avid reader and enjoyed learning about history and politics. His kindness and carefree spirit will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Raulie was preceded in death by his father Felix Medina and son Michael Medina. He is survived by his mother Jennie Ponce Medina, son Christopher Medina, daughter Alyssa Medina, 3 grandchildren, Sister Nora Casarez (husband Steve) brother Danny Medina (wife Nadine) and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at San Salvador Mission, Piru Ca. 4041 Center Street, Piru. Rosary will be recited at 9:00 am with mass immediately following at 9:30 am. Committal and Interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.

Armando Tello (1939-2023)

Armando Tello (1939-2023)

We are heartbroken to announce the death of our father, Armando Tello born October 21, 1939 in Mezquital Del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico.
He passed away peacefully at the age of 84, surrounded by family, his wife Beatriz Jimenez Tello, Married 57 beautiful years, sister Armandina (husband Richard Gurrola) Armando’s sons, Armando Tello (wife Stephanie) Eddie Tello (wife Xochilt) Daughter Christina Tello, Ruben Espinosa (son in law), grand children Moneh (husband Juan Villa), Krystal, Trusten, Gabrielle (fiancé Ramon Flores), Christopher, Mayra, Isela, great grand children David, Lilyana, New born Aayla Ray. Preceded in death by His Father Juan Tello and mother Irene Tello both also of Zacatecas, Mexico, brothers Juan, Jose, Mauro, Salvador, sisters Eva, Maria.
Our Dad enjoyed people, he would love to talk to anyone and everyone, before you knew it they would have a big smile or laughter, our father was quite a character. He worked for Robinson & Lamey for 25 years in when they closed shop. Our Father then opened his own business in Fillmore, Moorpark, Santa Paula. He opened Tello’s Mexican food in Moorpark, a few years later he opened Armando’s Super Antojitos Mexican Food in Fillmore, 6 years later he opened Armando’s Mexican Food in Santa Paula, our father got to serve Our 40th President of The United States of America, Ronald Reagan by making our president authentic cooked Mexican food, he would send the food to Ronald Reagan Santa Barbara Ranch or The White House. What an honor for us.
Services March 16th are as following:
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Fillmore
11:45am Rosary
Immediate following is Mass
Immediate following is Fillmore Cemetery (1698 S. Sespe St. Fillmore)
Following will be private gathering for few family and close friends of our father.

Alfonso “Poncho” Barragan (1968-2023)

Alfonso “Poncho” Barragan (1968-2023)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved, son, brother, father, tio, grandfather and friend Alfonso “Poncho” Barragan. He passed in the early morning of March 4, 2023 in Panorama City. Poncho was born on May 9, 1968 in Ayumba, Michoacan to Alfonso and Josefina Barragan. He was the eldest of four children. He came to the United States when he was 11 years old. He was raised in Piru, California and attended Piru Elementary School and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1987. After high school he attended ITT Technical Institute where he studied and graduated with a bachelor degree in telecommunications.
He had a great work ethic that began when working with his parents in the fields during summer breaks. He also worked at the family restaurant “Poncho’s Place” with his parents. He last worked for Cal OES for 16 ½ years.
In February of 2002 he was blessed with his one and only daughter Ariana. And just recently in November of 2022 he became a grandfather to his one and only granddaughter, Aurora, who is 3 months old.
Some of his passions included fishing and CB radios (his CB handle “KG6LYN”)
Poncho is survived by his only daughter Ariana, her partner Isaac, his 3 month old granddaughter Aurora, his girlfriend Patricia, his parents Alfonso and Josefina, his brothers Sal (Aude), Jose and sister Sandra. His nieces Bryanna and Caitlyn and nephews Robert, Joe, Alex, Ricky, David and Patrick.
We will all miss his beautiful soul and love him forever.
Mooshi Mooshi Poncho – Until we see you again
Services will be as follows at San Salvador Mission in Piru, CA.
Rosary will be recited on March 17, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass – March 18, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Piru Cemetery.

Joseph Wayne Wheatley (1964-2023)

Joseph Wayne Wheatley (1964-2023)

A Loving Father, Grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away suddenly on February 4, 2023.
Wayne was born in Santa Paula, California on February 5, 1964. As a child, he lived in Fillmore, California with his mother, Shirley, father Glenn, and his sister Rosie, and brother, Larry Wheatley. Wayne had many aunts, uncles, and cousins in his family who will always remember him as Waynie and Uncle Waynie. He was also known as Big Wayne by many of his friends. He will be missed dearly.
Wayne loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, playing pool, drawing, fishing, and cooking. He loved his family and spoke very highly of his mother, Shirley.
Wayne had a big heart and if he could, he would always help his family and friends when needed.
Wayne held different jobs during his life. In his younger years, Wayne was employed at Magic Mountain. He also worked at Thatcher's Glass, Starving Students Moving Company, and Rasmussen Construction Company. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a big man with a big heart
Wayne is survived by his son, Joseph Wheatley, his grandson, Vincent Wheatley, granddaughter, Aleigha Wheatley, sister Rosie Spiller, and brother, Larry Wheatley.
Wayne, you will be missed forever until we meet again in Heaven.

Antonio Reyes (1950-2023)

Antonio Reyes (1950-2023)

Antonio Reyes 72, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed awayat home on March 1, 2023 surrounded by his wife of 50 years and his 5 children.
He was born in Las Varasin the state of ChihuahuaMexico and was a resident of Fillmore CA, where he worked for 35 years at Sunkist Lemon Association. After his retirement in 2013, he enjoyed trips to the casinos, family life and loved riding his bike around town visiting with friends.
He is survived by his wife Graciela Reyes, children Jorge, Javier, Lily (Diaz), Gabriela and Alex Reyes. Granddaughter Zoe Arriola Reyes. Brothers Jose Reyes, Jesus Reyes and sister Rita Nunez along with nieces and nephews.
Antonio is preceded in death by his father Jesus Reyes Sr, his mother Deonicia Reyes, sister Maria Reyes, and brothers Pedro and Pablo Reyes.
Funeral services for Antonio will take place from 4pm to 8pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Perez Family Funeral Home 600 Central Avenue, Fillmore CA 93015. Burial at 11am on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Bardsdale Cemetery 1698 South Sespe St, Fillmore, CA 93015.

Frank Carrillo (1945-2023)

Frank Carrillo (1945-2023)

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of our father Frank Carrillo of Fillmore, CA at the age of 77. Frank (Pancho) passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023 in his home surrounded by his family after battling a short illness. He was retired from the United States Army where he served from 1963-1968 as a Tank Driver stationed in Germany. Outside of his military service Frank worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Local 12 Operating Engineers for the majority of his career. Frank was most proud of being a father and grandfather. He also loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, barbequing and relaxing at the beach with his fiancée Sylvia. To know Frank was to love him. He was a very kind hearted person with a huge heart and a radiant and infectious smile.
Frank is survived by his children, Melissa Guerra, Frank Carrillo Jr. (daughter in law Lisa Lankford Carrillo) and Melanie Carrillo; grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Reanne and Nicholas Guerra, Jordan and Kayla Carrillo, Jada and Trevor Plummer and Joselyn Montano; sister Elizabeth Carrillo Acebo; Fiancée Sylvia Rodriquez as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank is preceded in death by his father and mother Everardo (Eddie) and Mary Villa Carrillo, brother’s Richard, Danny, Albert and Jess Carrillo.
Funeral services for Frank are scheduled for 11 am Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Perez Family Funeral Home in Fillmore CA; followed by a Celebration of Life at Britt Park in Fillmore (Piru). Interment will follow Friday March 17th at the Bardsdale Cemetery at 11:00 am.

Margaret (Maggie) Ann Kemp (1971-2022)

Margaret (Maggie) Ann Kemp (1971-2022)

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of our daughter, sister, sister-n-law, loving Aunt, and friend.
Maggie unexpectedly passed away on October 6, 2022 from an unknown and brief illness.
Margaret Ann Kemp was born on August 3, 1971, in Oxnard, California to John and Elizabeth (Michel) Kemp. Maggie spent the majority of her young life on the Michel Ranch (located near Fillmore) surrounded by family, love, and orange trees. Maggie attended the local public schools in Fillmore where she graduated in 1989.
In 2003, Maggie graduated from CSUN (California State University Northridge) with her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Upon graduating she accepted a teaching position at CLU (California Lutheran University) Early Childhood Learning center located in Thousand Oaks. Maggie spent seventeen years at CLU forming relationships with colleagues and teaching young children. 2020 was a big year for Maggie, she began her master's program and accepted a teaching position with Standford University in their Early Childhood Development center where she later became their assistant director.
Maggie was an avid traveler and runner whose adventures took her throughout the United States and beyond. She visited Australia and New Zealand, with each destination leaving her with lasting memories and incredible life experiences. She participated in full and half marathons, and if possible a family member would travel with her. Maggie loved sea otters, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Seahawks, knitting, anything California and collecting Starbucks Where Are You mugs from all of her running destinations. She especially loved spending time with her family and being Auntie Maggie.
Maggie's defining features were her strong faith in the Lord, who constantly guided her throughout her life, her kind and beautiful smile that would light up a room, her love of all things family and her encouraging, optimistic and positive attitude.
Maggie is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Harold and Bernice Michel, along with paternal grandparents John Kemp Sr., step grandfather Howard Buchheim and Norma (Kemp) Buchheim. She is survived by her parents John and Elizabeth Kemp; sister Sarah Kemp; brother Jacob and sister-n-law Nichole, their son Peyton and daughter Emmalynn. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Please join us in honoring and celebrating the life of Margaret (Maggie) Ann Kemp in Fillmore, California on Thursday March 30, 2023, at 11:00 am at Bardsdale Cemetery located at 1698 South Sespe Street Fillmore, California. Reception immediately to follow at the Fillmore Historical Museum Train Depot located at 350 Main Street Fillmore, California. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in Maggie's name to the Fillmore High Scholarship Foundation 559 Sespe Avenue Fillmore, California 93015.

Janice Kay Carruthers (1939-2023)

Janice Kay Carruthers (1939-2023)

Some people leave us early, others after a long, full life.
At the age of 83, Janice Kay Carruthers (nee Dunn) peacefully passed away February 7, 2023 following complications from a fall in early December 2022. Despite valiant efforts at rehabilitation following hip surgery, her path led her home to eternal rest where she joins her son, Brian, who passed away in 2021 and her beloved husband, Don, lost to cancer in 2001. Now, she is reunited with them again, forever.
Born in 1939 in San Bernardino, Janice was the first college graduate in her family. At a time when most career options for women were limited to secretary, nurse or teacher, Janice became a primary grade teacher for nearly 30 years, mostly out at Piru School where she taught grades two through six. Known as a tough but fair teacher dedicated to creating learning experiences, she fostered the nickname ‘La Bruha’ (The Witch) – largely due to her car’s license plate frame that read: “My other car is a broomstick.”
As well as being a devoted wife and mother, Janice felt a family wasn’t complete without its four-legged members. Over the decades, she made sure the family had a menagerie of pets – mostly cats and dogs. She was particularly brilliant at naming them, believing their names should speak to their character and NOT be of human origin. So, there was a cat named ‘Tuffer’ who ended up being the neighborhood badass; a mixed mutt named ‘Bushes’ who was found abandoned as a puppy in the bushes of the riverbed; a Dachshund name ‘Schnitzie’ relating to the breed’s German origin; a gray tabby cat named ‘Pewter’ and a dog named ‘Ticky’ because her tongue ticked when she panted. Many pawprints graced both home and hearts because of Janice’s love of pets.
Janice is survived by her daughter, Carrie Carruthers and sister, Judy Gregg.
Funeral Services: Perez Family Mortuary | 600 Central Ave | Fillmore, CA 93015 on March 3, 11:00AM Pacific.

Sharon Ann Horn Villasenor (1949-2023)

Sharon Ann Horn Villasenor (1949-2023)

Sharon Ann Horn Villasenor, our original "Sweet Cheeks" passed peacefully with the love of her life, David Villasenor by her side on February 4, 2023. She was born to Robert and Helen Horn in Santa Paula California on July 25, 1949 and spent all but 2 short years of her life in the town she utterly adored, Fillmore, California.
Sharon graduated from Fillmore High School, class of 1967 and after graduating, she traveled to Oahu Hawaii for six months and stayed with her brother Bob's family returning home to attend Sawyer Business College where she met her husband of nearly 50 years, David Villasenor in 1972, they wed on July 7, 1973. Sharon worked for Frank's Cleaners and ultimately worked for herself as one of the best seamstresses in Fillmore. She was an Elvis fan, loved the Statler Brothers and was deeply devoted to her husband David and her Fillmore family. The family is touched by the outpouring of love, fond stories from the entire community of Fillmore.
Fillmore was the place Sharon loved and was a beloved administrator for over 16 years on the Fillmore Friends and Classmates facebook page for the Fillmore Alumni Association. Her daily quips, messages, reports and new member welcomes were followed by nearly 2500 members. She always started the day with a "good morning" and ended with "sweet dreams" to all -- and of course we all loved her humor and food critics!
Sharon was preceded in death by her Mom and Dad (Helen and Robert Horn) and brothers, Allen, Jim and David. In addition to her husband David, surviving siblings are Robert (Bob) and Steven Horn. Sharon will be missed deeply and more importantly she will be remembered for her big heart, her love and devotion for David, her family and the Community of Fillmore.
Rest in Peace Sweet Cheeks, you will be missed.
The family wishes to thank all of Sharon's special caregivers in the final days allowing her to pass with grace and dignity. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fillmore Alumni Association in honor of our Sweet Cheeks. The Villasenor and Horn families will announce details of services to be held in the near future.

Carolyn Sue Kitchens (1942-2023)

Carolyn Sue Kitchens (1942-2023)

Carolyn Sue Kitchens, 80 passed away in Klamath Falls, Ore. on January 29, 2023. She was born on March 24, 1942 in Fillmore, Calif. Upon graduating from F.U.H.S. in 1960 she married her husband Don. While living in Fillmore she worked as a seamstress, a real estate agent, and managed “Don’s Floor Covering”, the family business,
In 1978 the family moved to Bishop, CA where they built their dream house in the mountain community of Aspendell. While in Bishop she worked as an Emergency Room Tech; operated a bed and breakfast; ran a fishing resort for a couple seasons; and volunteered working with the school ski program at Mammoth Mountain.
In 2001 Sue and Don retired and moved to Klamath Falls, OR to be closer to their grandchildren. Sue spent her retirement years sewing, knitting, gardening, golfing, and canning jams from their many fruit trees.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Don Kitchens; daughter, Karri (Raul) Mirande, son, Kelly (Laurie) Kitchens; grandsons, Maxwell, Mitchell and Ryan, granddaughters, Kate and Mady; sister, Sandy (Alan) Horn, brother, Fred (Joanne Vest) Chisholm; numerous nieces and nephews and many other friends and family. Private services will be held.

Jose Vasquez (1936-2023)

Jose Vasquez (1936-2023)

Jose Vasquez peacefully departed on January 25, 2023, at 86 years old.
Born in El Paso, Texas - on May 4, 1936, to Jose & Paula Vasquez, he was the third child of a family of twelve.
Jose lived a beautiful life as a loving son/brother and was an excellent father/husband.
He attended Jefferson High School - where he played varsity basketball and graduated in 1954.
That same year, after graduation, he enlisted in the military and joined the Marines.
He was very proud of serving his country and shared many memories about his time on active duty.
Experiences he often spoke of were about a special mission in which he partook for three years.
In 1957 he started working for Phelps Dodge until 1961.
He married his only sweetheart Maria del Carmen Sanchez.
They met at Mount Carmel Church when he was just seventeen.
A year later, Jose continued his education and went to College in Big Spring, Texas.
In 1965 he and his wife moved to California, where he began to work for General Motors. He worked ten years for this company until he decided to work for RTD, which later became MTA. He stayed working with MTA for twenty years until his retirement.
Once retired, he and his wife decided to live in San Fernando, California - leaving their Fillmore home to their son Jose Juan.
Jose was very gentle and considerate, especially with the elderly and children. He read plenty of books and scripture to keep his mind well-informed on just about any subject, which he later shared in interesting conversations. He was devoted to the Catholic Church and served in many ministries such as altar server, and ministry of the Eucharist. He and his wife would prepare couples for marriage and assisted priests whenever they needed a helping hand.
In his heart, he adopted a loving family: Alma Rios and her six children Michael, Maria, Vanessa, Araceli, Enrique, and Keily who accompanied him his wife, and son from the very first day he entered the hospital until his departure.
Jose was preceded in death by his parents Jose & Paulita Vasquez, brother Jose Carmen, Sister Cecilia OSF, Sister Carolina OSF, and Sister Carmen. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Carmen, son Jose Juan, Sister Isabel, brothers: Patricio, Ernesto, Arturo, Fidencio, Javier, Alexandro, and numerous nephews and nieces, which he all cherished dearly.

David “Bozo” Ortiz (1956-2022)

David “Bozo” Ortiz (1956-2022)

David George Ortiz also known as Bozo passed away peacefully on November 21, 2022 in Bellevue, Nebraska after a battle with cancer. Bozo was born on August 17, 1956, in Santa Paula, CA to Virginia and Fred Ortiz. Bozo grew up in Fillmore where he attended school and graduated in 1975. Bozo was active in sports in high school and continued his love of the game long after. He loved to coach, umpire and play slow-pitch softball. His dream was to play just one game with his children but played until he couldn’t physically play anymore. Bozo had a big heart and loved everyone. He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his four grandkids. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Colleen Ortiz, his children Sandra Gutierrez, Jaymee Whitlock (and her husband Robert Whitlock), Jennifer Walker, Staff Sargent David Ortiz Jr, Samantha Ortiz and his grandchildren Isaak Gutierrez, Jakob Gutierrez, Harley Whitlock, Nikolas Gutierrez and Clint Walker Coyle. His siblings Patricia, Linda, Julia, Frances, Ramona, Fred, Richard, Fernando, Robert and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Virginia and Fred, baby Larry and grandparents. We will be having a Celebration of Life on February 25,2023 12:00pm at the Piru Community Center, 802 Orchard Street, Piru CA.
Please join us in celebrating Bozo!

Roger Laurin Baker (1936-2023)

Roger Laurin Baker (1936-2023)

Roger Laurin Baker, age 86, passed away on January 27, 2023 in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Roger was born on October 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California, to Theodore and Isabel Baker. Roger grew up in Fillmore where he worked at his father's dealership, Ted Baker Buick on Central Ave. After graduating from Fillmore High, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the General Motors Institute. He then went on to work with Buick Engineering and later the GM Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. He spent many years at the GM Desert Proving Ground in Mesa, Arizona, prior to finishing his career at GM in Flint, Michigan. Roger was a member of the Central Christian Church in Mesa, Arizona, a member of the Buick Retirees Club, and also a member of the Mastersingers of Flint, Michigan. Roger was a man of God, full of character and good humor. He will be remembered for his deep, loud laugh and love for his family, including his pet Dachshunds. He survived by his wife of 58 years, Suzanne P. Baker; sister, Kathleen E. Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stanley W. Baker; and sister, Carol B. Wahl. Inurnment will be held mid-February at Bardsdale Cemetery in Bardsdale, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Genesee County Humane Society in Burton, Michigan, in memory of Roger. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Baker family.

Frank Hernandez (1959-2022)

Frank Hernandez (1959-2022)

Frank Hernandez (Frankie) passed away peacefully on December 20, 2022 at the age of 63. He was born on Jan. 31, 1959, in Santa Paula, California to Virgina Garcia and Frank Hernandez Sr. who passed away before Frankie was born. When Frankie was 2 years old, Virginia married Oscar Carrillo who loved and raised Frankie as the eldest of 4 sons.
Frankie lived in Fillmore most of his life and graduated from Fillmore high school in 1978 where he excelled as an athlete in football and enjoyed participating in FFA. He was a sharp dresser and voted “best dressed” of his senior class.
Frankie enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Rams and the Dodgers. He loved spending time with his dog Charlie and playing his guitar. Frankie was a friendly guy well known in Fillmore and Santa Paula. He looked forward to visiting his mom in Fillmore and chatting with the many friends and neighbors he grew up with on Lora Lane. He had a big heart and a sincere love of the Lord. Frankie kept a bible close at hand and enjoyed talking about his faith with those who shared his love of God. His kindness and carefree spirit will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Frankie was preceded in death by his father Oscar Carrillo, brother Alex (Beetle) sister in-law Arlene Carrillo and nephew Alex Jr. He is survived by his daughter Alicia Deckers (husband Zack) 4 grandsons, mother Virginia Carrillo, brothers Felix Carrillo, Tommy Carrillo (wife Kimberly), and nieces Marissa, Sonia, Sierra and Savana (Michael).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 26 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1045 W. Ventura Street in Fillmore. Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am with mass immediately following at 10:00 am. Committal and Interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Rescue Mission of Ventura County.

Wanda Seigler (1930-2022)

Wanda Seigler (1930-2022)

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Wanda Seigler on December 26, at age 92. Wanda was born on October 28, 1930 to Winnie and Noble Brehm in Santa Paula, CA and was proud to be a life-long member of the Ventura County community.
In 1955, Wanda married her true love and soul mate, Jake Seigler. They shared 67 years of love, laughter and adventure that included fishing, travel, camping, the Los Angeles Dodgers and raising a family including son Richard (Clara), daughter Mary Ann (Clint) and granddaughter Angel. She is survived by her sister Jean Jones.
One of Wanda's passions was her love of photography, leaving the family a treasured legacy of the rich life she shared with friends and family. She was also known for her expert skills in food preservation with specialties in canned pickles, fruit preserves, jams and jellies. Candy making was another favorite hobby and she also baked a delicious lemon pie, Jake's favorite.
Wanda also volunteered at Santa Paula Memorial Hospital for over 20 years and she loved the many friendships made while participating there and in local garden clubs, book clubs and her favorite weekly Fillmore exercise group.
Wanda's warm smile, sense of humor and quick wit will be missed but always remain in the hearts of those who knew her. Wanda is now with her love, Jake, who passed April 27, 2022.
A remembrance gathering is planned from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on February 18th at the Fillmore Historical Museum Train Depot, Main Street, Fillmore.
In lieu of flowers you are invited to make donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, or an organization of your choice.

Angela Rangel (1949-2022)

Angela Rangel (1949-2022)

Angela Rangel was a beloved, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother sister, aunt and friend. She left this world suddenly to be with the Lord on December 22, 2022, at the age of 73.
She was born on June 22, 1949, in Santa Maria De Los Angeles, Jalisco, Mexico to Isidoro Hernandez and Guadalupe Ramos. She was the fourth child out of ten children. At the age of seven, her family relocated to Tijuana Mexico.
Her sister, Manuela, recalls our mother as a happy child who liked to be around her family, as well was a hard worker.
At the age of 19, Angela chose to be brave by being the first to venture to America to help her parents provide for the family - first to San Diego then to Ventura County with her loving cousin Fita, the wife of Jesus Rangel. Shortly after, Angela met Jesus’s brother Ramiro Rangel, whom she later married on July 22, 1972. Angela and Ramiro had 5 children.
Angela displayed a life that loved the Lord and worshipped him with her whole heart. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and would do anything for them.
Angela will be remembered as strong and independent, never holding back from speaking her heart so as to love all unconditionally. Angela daily recognized the very many blessings from God, including having much love from her husband & family.
Angela enjoyed spending time at church and being with her family and friends. She also enjoyed outings to Chumash Casino and sending beautiful messages through phone calls, text and social media to family and friends.
Angela worked hard as a homemaker and as an employee in the community. By example, she taught her family “where there is a will there’s a way”. Though Angela did not drive, by her love & determination, she managed to find a way to get wherever she could to be productive and a blessing. Even with her limited English, she always found a good job. And after all of these years Angela still managed to use much of her wages to support her family in Mexico who never ventured to California as she had. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Angela is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ramiro; her children Ramiro Jr, Rosario, Imelda, Sandra (George), Marcos (Amber); 15 grandchildren, Aime (Austin), Brianna (Richard), Javier (Marina), Rafael, Cristopher, Jacob, Angel, Julian, Hasmin, Cesar, Gabriel, Natalie, Ramiro, Sophia and Marcos Jr.; 7 great grandchildren, Dexter, Everly, Hazel, Briella, Eden, Lorena and Javier Jr. Her siblings Juan, Sabino, Manuela, Refugio and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Isidoro and Guadalupe Hernandez; her brothers; Pedro, Gabriel, Luis, Jorge, and her sister Benita Hernandez.
Vigil Service and Prayer, will be held on Friday January 20, 2023, at 6:00 pm at Perez Funeral home located at 600 Central Ave., Fillmore, CA. A Rosary and Mass will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 9:30 am at St Francis of Assisi Church located at 1048 Ventura St., in Fillmore, reception to follow at St Francis of Assisi Hall.
Our family would like to thank every single one of you that prayed for us and continue to do so, and for the love and support from all of you during this difficult time.

Edith Hutchins Randall (1929-2022)

Edith Hutchins Randall (1929-2022)

After a productive and well lived 93 years Edith Hutchins Randall passed from this life peacefully on November 1st, 2022. She was born to Ulys and Perna White in Red Oak, Oklahoma on August 31st, 1929. When she was two months old she traveled to California on the train with her mother to join her father in Santa Paula, CA. Edith grew up in the courtyard on the Limonera Ranch along with many of her Oklahoma family that also migrated to California, including her grandmother Una Coy who lived on the ranch until her passing in the late 1960s.
Edith walked to Briggs School for her elementary education and graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1947. She met her high school sweetheart and love of her life Dale “Hutch” Hutchins when she was a freshman. Edith was a cheerleader and Hutch was a star football player for the Santa Paula Cardinals. After graduation she continued her education at Ventura College and then worked for the Limonera Ranch as an office clerk. Hutch and Edith were married in Santa Barbara on September 2nd, 1950 and moved to Fillmore in 1952.
Hutch took over the family business, Hutchins Cleaners in Fillmore while they enjoyed a great life together surrounded with family and many friends. Hutch’s two sisters, LaRue and Beverly married Fillmore boys so all the cousins were fortunate to grow up together in a close knit small town. Their first child Eric was born in 1956 followed by Jan in 1957 and Neal in 1964. Edith worked part time as a bookkeeper for Robert “Bud” Spitler, then Safety Striping Service and helped Hutch at the cleaners while raising her children. They never lacked for her attention, she was the room mother for their classrooms and helped with all the sports, scouts and other activities they were involved in. She was also an active member of the Fillmore Business and Professional Women’s Cub and enjoyed bridge club with her friends.
Hutch’s father owned a beach cabin on the Rincon Beach where the family enjoyed many weekends and week long trips. They also took the kids to Big Bear for memorable family vacations. Hutch and Edie were big supporters of the Fillmore Flashes Athletic teams. They often took a van full of kids to the away games and the family van was the official bus for the FHS cheerleading squad in 1974/1975.
Edith was a member the Trinity Episcopal Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and she and Hutch spearheaded the annual prime rib dinner fundraiser. They belonged to the Fillmore Dance Club, had many Fillmore friends while maintaining their friendships with the Santa Paula friends they grew up with. Edie and Hutch provided a wonderful life for their children full of love, family and friends. Some of the friendships have continued to the next generation where the children have become lifelong friends and the cycle is beginning again with the great grandchildren. They built an incredible foundation of friendship.
Tragically Hutch passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in 1979 which left a huge hole in the Hutchins family. Edith was the rock that held everyone together. She could not have been stronger, closing out the family business and carrying on. Three months after Hutch’s death she welcomed their first grandchild Melanie. What a blessing she was and brought such joy to Edith’s life during a very difficult time. In 1984 her second grandchild Jeremy was born followed by Eric, Joe and Jenna, her family was complete. Her grandchildren were the light of her life, and she was the most loving Nana anyone could ask for.
The next few years she enjoyed traveling with girlfriends to Hawaii and Avila Beach. She continued to work for Safety Striping Service and spent most of her free time with her grandchildren. She took up tole painting and discovered a hidden talent. The family has many pieces of her work to treasure and keep the memories of her close. She also enjoyed antiquing and acquired an extensive collection of butter pats and other antiques they will always cherish.
In 1985 Edith found love again when she married Charles “Hoover” Randall at the Ferndale Ranch in Santa Paula. They enjoyed a good life together with lots of friends and fun times at the Ferndale Ranch. They traveled to Hawaii and with friends in their RVs to Yellowstone, Sedona, Colorado and the local campgrounds in Ventura County. They also enjoyed many trips to Laughlin and Las Vegas, Edie had a fondness for the one armed bandits!
Edie and Hoover were very involved in the grandchildren’s lives. They never missed a ball game and were always available when the grandkids needed them. They regularly traveled to visit Eric and his family in Old Station, Lake Isabella and then Twin Falls Idaho. Sadly when Hoover passed away in 2012 Edith’s life took another unexpected turn but again she absorbed the loss with grace.
In 2015 while recovering from a serious illness she moved into an apartment in the Fillmore Country Club assisted living facility. She recovered well and was able to enjoy the last years of her life, especially spending time with her family and great grandchildren, Danny and Skyler. She was very close to Danny. He visited often and enjoyed having lunch with Nana in the dining room. Neal and his family lived a block away so she saw them often and enjoyed weekly weekend lunch dates. Jan and Rod, along with Melanie and Jeremy and their families were also close by for frequent visits and family gatherings. It was a blessing when Skyler was born in 2020. Nana was ecstatic to meet and hold her precious great granddaughter.
Edie made many friends at the Fillmore Country Club and was close to several of the caregivers. They became family too. The family would like to thank the staff at Fillmore Country Club for the assistance she received, especially from the caregivers. It greatly enhanced the quality of her life during her last years.
Edith is survived by her son Eric Hutchins and wife April of Twin Falls Idaho, daughter Janet Schrock and husband Rodney of Fillmore and son Neal Hutchins and wife Heather who recently moved to Elkridge, Utah; Grandchildren Melanie Chisholm, Jeremy Schrock, Eric Hutchins, Joe Hutchins, Jenna Hutchins and great grandchildren Danny Chisholm and Skyler Schrock. Services will be held at a later date when all family members are able to be here. Edie was a wonderful wife, mom, grandmother and friend. Her family will be forever grateful for the life she lived, the never ending support and the good health that kept her here 93 years.

David Dollar (1945-2022)

David Dollar (1945-2022)

David was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 1st, 1945. He was raised in Piru, California and attended Piru Elementary School. David was President of the Fillmore High School Class of 1963. He was a member of the Cross Country and Track Teams at Fillmore High School. He attended Ventura College and graduated with a degree in Data Processing.
He worked for IBM from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. The last seven years he was a Financial Analyst for the Western Region. David was civic minded and was a member of the Fillmore Unified School District Board of Education from 2002 to 2010. David belonged to Fillmore Club Piru Petroleum Club and was a proud supporter of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. He was a life member of the NRA. David was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved dogs and was proud that he owned a dog all his life. Buttons his current pet will miss him dearly.
David went to Alaska multiple times fishing for salmon and halibut. He hunted in New Mexico and Utah. He loved fishing Panguitch Lake. He spent most of his summers in the cabin at Panguitch Lake. He loved the ranch in Anlauf Canyon and enjoyed counting the deer and other wildlife that resided on the ranch.
He is survived by his wife Susan Case Dollar. They were married for 57 years. He is also survived by sons Mathew Wm. Dollar and Christopher Keith Dollar and one grandson Garrett Christopher Dollar. He will be greatly missed by them.
A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00am in Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 So. Sespe Rd. Fillmore, California 93015
To sign the family's online guest book please visit our website: and locate David's name in "Recent Obituaries. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owner & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula, Ca 805.229.7054.

Consuelo V. Ortega Ruiz (1922-2022)

Consuelo V. Ortega Ruiz (1922-2022)

Our beloved Momma went to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 26th, 2022 with her loved ones at her bedside. Our beautiful Momma was born to Ignacio and Amanda Abalos Ortega, on March 23rd, 1922 in Piru Ca. At the time of her passing, momma was 100 years 8 months and 3 days old.
During the War, Momma went to live with one of her cousins and her cousins husband to work at McDonald Douglas. They were the home front workers “Rosie the Riveters”. She returned back home to Piru, where she met and fell in love with this handsome man (our daddy) from across the street.
Mom and Dad married on February 4th, 1951 at St. Francis of Assisi church in Fillmore. Momma & Daddy built our family home just up the street from where she was born and raised. And this is where they raised their 6 children.
Mom worked at Fillmore Piru Citrus Association for 50 plus years. After retiring, Mom would take care of some of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the outdoors and having a few “cold ones” and just being surrounded by family and friends.
She was also a devoted Catholic and loved going to church. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Society.
Momma had so much unconditional love for all her children, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and anyone else who came into her life. There isn’t anything that she wouldn’t do for any of us. Momma & Daddy always had their door open and welcomed everyone into their home.
She leaves behind her children Jim Ruiz Jr. Of Piru, Cathy Chavez (Joe), Denise Ruiz (Bear) of Fillmore, Anna Ramos (Julio), Jamie Rodriguez (Gilbert) of Piru. As well as 14 Grandchildren, 30 Great grandchildren and 11 Great great Grandchildren. She also leaves behind 2 sisters Delfina Ortega and Catherine Cervantes and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was preceded in death by her loving husband (our daddy) James N. Ruiz Sr., her son (our brother) Lonnie K. Ruiz, her Grandson “JJ” Topete and great Grandson Michael “Mikey” Lopez and many other family members. She will be greatly missed by all.
Te extrañamos mucho mamá. Siempre estarás en los corazones. It is not goodbye, but “Until we see you again” Madrecita Querida.
Funeral service will be held on December 31st, 2022 at. 10 am at San Salvador Church, 4045 Center St. in Piru, California 93040
Internment to follow at Piru Cemetery, 3956 Center Street Piru Ca. 93040
Immediately following the Internment, we will have a reception at San Salvador church hall.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary in San Fernando, Ca.
To sign the Family’s online guest book, please visit Mission Hills Mortuary at http://www.missionhills, click the menu link go to obituary and in search bar type Consuelo Victoria Ruiz.

Frank P. Wahl Jr. (1940–2022)

Frank P. Wahl Jr. (1940–2022)

Frank P. Wahl Jr. of Fillmore, CA went home to be with the Lord early in December of 2022. He was born in 1940, in New Jersey, the son of Frank P. Wahl and Elizabeth Jesson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, William Wahl, first wife, Anna Marishak, and second wife, Carol Baker.
Frank is survived by his wife, Jeanne Wahl of Fillmore; daughters Anna Louise and Patricia, of Atascadero, CA; sons Frank P. Wahl III (Jennifer), Kevin (Heather) of Ventura, CA, Keith (Gloria) of Gilroy, CA, Edward of Valley Village, CA and Brandon (Kristine) of Camarillo, CA, Chantel (John) of Morgan Hill, CA and Daniel (Tracy) of Soulsbyville, CA.
He leaves behind 14 grandchildren – Amanda, Charlie, Pablo, Sean, Caleb, Elijah, Sarah, Magnolia, Elizabeth, Oliver, Amelie, Kyla, Kaison and Owen.
Admired by many for his loyal and calm demeanor, his faith in the Lord, keen intelligence and witty sense of humor, Frank will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 7th at Community Pres. Church in Ventura, at 11:00a.m., with Reception to follow.
The full obituary for Frank can be found at