Obituary
Virginia “Jean” Griffin (2015)

Virginia “Jean” Griffin (2015)

Fillmore resident Virginia “Jean” Griffin passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 after a 2 ½ year-long courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Jean is preceded in death by her parents Ivan and Naomi Winteregg of Van Nuys, CA and her identical twin sister Pat Dixon (Fillmore, CA).
Jean was born and raised in Van Nuys, CA. As a young person Jean’s life centered around her family and the extended family of the Van Nuys Missionary Church.
Jean began a career in the banking industry shortly after graduating from Van Nuys High School. She married her high school sweetheart Kenny Griffin at the age of 19 and together they had 3 children: Steven Ray Griffin, Karen Griffin Thayer (Fillmore, CA) and Denise Griffin Carter (Conway, AR).
Jean devoted her energy to raising her three children in the San Fernando Valley. Her hobbies included cycling and walking. In her 50’s she and a group of friends walked 60 miles in one day! After retirement Jean moved to Fillmore to be near her daughter Karen and her family. In 2006 Karen and Jean started Mimstar, a personalized photo gift and apparel shop in Fillmore. Jean was hardworking, silent partner in the business…quietly keeping the books and the inventory while stealing the hearts of all who met her.
Jean is survived by her sisters: Colleen Lehman (Placerville, CA and Norma Hanson (Carlsbad, CA) her children: Steve, Karen (Fillmore, CA) and Denise (Conway, AR); her grandchildren: Maia Thayer (Fillmore, CA), Stephanie Rodriguez (Dover, DE), Kirk Kuykendahl (Conway, AR) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial and celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 2pm at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Av., Fillmore, CA with Rev. Ed McRae officiating.

 
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Madeline M. Davis (1948-2015)

Madeline M. Davis (1948-2015)

Our Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Madeline M. Davis, 67, of Fillmore, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. She was born on May 12, 1948 in Fillmore, CA to Modesto and Maggie Cardona. Madeline was surrounded by her Family at her home in Fillmore.
She worked at the Olga Fashion Development upon graduation from Fillmore High School in 1966. After retirement, she began working for the elderly as a Caregiver. Madeline loved serving others, never have we known a more Caring, Selfless and Loving Person who always put others first. She touched so many of our lives in many ways because of her “AWESOME SPIRIT”. We will never forget her for “GENEROUS HEART”.
She loved going to the local high school sporting events supporting the players. She was an avid LA Dodger and LA Lakers fan. Trips to Las Vegas and Chumash was what she enjoyed doing, she was ready to go in a heartbeat! She also had to have her kitchen clean at all times!!!
She met her future husband and best friend, Adrian, while in high school. They married October 5, 1968. They have three children, Eddie (Marina) Davis, Debbie (Marcelo) Andrade and Valerie (Larry) Tovar. This is where Madeline was already in Heaven with her 9 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren!
Madeline was preceded in death by her parents Modesto and Maggie Cardona and her sisters Rosemarie and “Nina” Ruby.
Surviving her are her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, plus her brothers Robert, Ronnie, Norbert, Sam and Bill, her sisters Angie, Marlene, Barbara and Gloria (“Cha Cha”), and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Madeline’s family wishes to thank all for your visits, phone calls, text messages, flowers, cards and food. And especially to the VCMC oncology staff and a Heartfelt thank you to the Buena Vista Hospice Care, you made Madeline’s Journey Home Comfortable and peaceful!
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 8:00am-9:00am at St. Francis of Assisi, 1048 West Ventura Street, in Fillmore, Ca. followed with the recitation of the Rosary at 9:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, June 19, 2015 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, share memories and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula. 805.229.7054.

 
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Leland William Lewis (1922-2015)

Leland William Lewis (1922-2015)

Leland William Lewis was born on July 5, 1922, to Lillie Francis Branch Lewis and Coin William Lewis, on top of Old Torrey at the head of Torrey Canyon in Piru, CA. He passed away on May 31, 2015. He will be laid to rest on Wednesday June 10th at 2:00pm, next to his beloved wife Luceal in Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, CA.
The first of three sons he graduated from Fillmore High School in the class of 1940 and shortly thereafter married his wife of 55 years Luceal. During his life, Leland served in the US Army during WWII. He entered active duty on July 12, 1944 and was discharged January 11, 1946. He was in the Philippines under General Douglas MacArthur, a member of the 32nd Infantry Division. Leland’s awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Two Purple Hearts, WWII Victory Medal, Asia Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and Philippine Campaign Medal.
After his time in the service, Leland was a 20 year employee of Union Oil Company retiring in 1972. After both he and his wife Luceal, bought a grocery store in Sheridan, MT which they operated together for 7 years. Upon selling the store he spent his time thereafter with friends and family and donating his time to the Church and to the communities in which he loved.
Leland is preceded in death by his parents Lillie and Coin, Leland’s wife Luceal and his two brothers Floyd and Clarence. Leland is survived by his son Gilbert Lewis from Sheridan, MT and his daughter Gay Newman from Fillmore. He is also survived by 11 Grand Children, 14 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to Sheridan Public Schools Music Department, P.O.Box 586, Sheridan, Montana 59749, or the Fillmore High School Alumni Association, P.O.Box 385, Fillmore, California 93015.
Visitation will be held at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Ave. Fillmore on Wed. June 10th from 11am to 1pm.

 
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Maxine Basolo Kenfield (1923-2015)

Maxine Basolo Kenfield (1923-2015)

In the early morning hours of May 19th, 2015, Maxine Basolo Kenfield passed away in the loving arms of one of her daughters, she was 91 years old. She lived her entire life in the town of Fillmore. Daughter of Charles and Amanda Basolo, grandaughter of Carlo and Celistina Basolo who settled in Bardsdale in 1895. The family farmed citrus and cattle for over 100 years
Maxine (Penny) graduated from Fillmore High School in 1941. She held the title of Queen of Jobs Daughter during her Senior year of high school, of which she was very honored! Her Hobbies were gardening, canning, sewing, and of course cooking meals for family and friends. She must have made a million pies, cobblers, and gallons of homemade ice cream. Later in life she and her girlfriends started a once a month “Supper Club”. The food was fabulous and many recipes were exchanged.
Maxine married Dean B Kenfield in June 1942, at he beginning of WWII. Dean and Maxine spent 67 years raising their family, working on their ranch and traveling to several different countries. Dean and Maxine had three children Deana, Sally, and Vernon. When they were in high school, Dean and Maxine joined the Fillmore Booster Club. She enjoyed all the football and basketball games, especially when her son and his gang “the Freaks” were playing.
Graveside service will be at Bardsdale Cemetery, Friday June 12th at 11:00am. A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Fillmore on Sunday June 14th at 1:00pm. The Family of Maxine Basolo Kenfield would like to express special thanks to Julie Arroyo for her daily care, love, and kindness she gave to their mother.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fillmore Alumni Association, Fillmore CA 93015.

 
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Elbert Evans Ward (1920-2015)

Elbert Evans Ward, 95, died peacefully at his home in Oak View, California on May 2, 2015. He was born February 6, 1920 in Fargo, North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Dorothy Dennis Ward, on March 15, 2015.
While having been born in North Dakota, he moved with his family to Downey, California at the age of two. He graduated from Occidental College in 1941 and served with the Marine Corps in the Pacific aboard the USS Bunker Hill.
He and Dorothy were married on June 13, 1942, and raised five children: David, Dennis, Mark, Geoffrey and Sarah. In addition, he is survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Evans lived most of his adult life in Palos Verdes, Fillmore and Oak View, California. After a brief career in public school business administration, he moved his family to Fillmore in the late 1950’s where he took up growing citrus and avocados, an endeavor he continued until his retirement. A sincere follower of Christ, Evans was very active in the Presbyterian Church including singing in the choir and serving as elder. He also served on the Fillmore school board and was an active member of the Lion’s Club.
Evans was much loved and appreciated by family and friends alike and will be greatly missed! A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Ojai Presbyterian Church, located at 304 Foothill Road, in Ojai, California.

 
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Elizabeth Montgomery Schrock (1939-2015)

Elizabeth Montgomery Schrock (1939-2015)

September 21, 1939 — April 15, 2015
During this time of sorrow, we learn how much our family and friends really mean to us. Thank you so much for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it is deeply appreciated. With much love and gratitude.
Jane
The Schrock Family

 
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Jack Wilson (1924-2015)

Jack Wilson, 91, passed into the arms of our Lord on May 17, 2015 with his wife, Katheryn, by his side.
Jack was born on January 7, 1924 to parents, Addison Wheeler Wilson and Christina Louise Barnhart Wilson. He was the oldest of six children. Because his mother passed at an early age, Jack and the other Wilson children were raised by his father and stepmother, Mildred. Jack is survived by Katheryn, his loving wife of 53 years, his children, Ron Wilson of Arizona, Jack Wilson of Arizona, Rex Wilson of Fillmore, Becky Wilson McCarthy of Camarillo, Steve Curnett of Washington and Tom Curnett of Fillmore. His younger sister, Betty Lewis preceded him in death; however, he is also survived by his brothers, Addison “Junior” Wilson (Thelma), George Wilson (Jeanne), and sisters, Juliene Wilson Tackett and Helen Wilson Utterback. Jack leaves behind ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Like so many of the “Great Generation”, after graduating from high school in 1942, Jack joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. He received officer cadet training at the University of Tennessee, flight training (for the B-24 Liberator in Tennessee and aerial gunnery school in Florida. Jack was assigned to the 15th Army Air Corps led by General Jimmy Doolittle. Jack was deployed in early December, 1944 by a “liberty ship” to the Mediterranean Theater of War, landing at Tunisia, North Africa. From there the unit was transported by boxcar to the Pantanella Airbase north of Rome. Jack was assigned to the 781st Bomb Squadron and was attached to the 465th Heavy Bombing Group. During combat, Jack’s duty was as a flight engineer and the ball turret was his combat station. After bombing attacks, Jack’s job also involved photographing the bombing results.
Upon completion of 25 combat sorties, Jack had been decorated with a Battle Ribbon with Silver Star, the Air Medal with Bronze Cluster, air crew wings, and the EAME Campaign Ribbon.
After the war, Jack returned home to Indiana and started civilian life, raising his family and working for International Harvester. In the early 1950’s he sought new opportunities and moved his family to Santa Paula, California where he became a restaurant owner and weekend race car driver. He raced jalopies on dirt tracks with someone many will remember, Rufus P. Parnelli Jones.
Jack and Kay married in 1962 combining their families to include taking all six children on a road trip honeymoon.
Jack worked for over 50 years as a proud union carpenter. Jack served as an officer for the local union hall and worked as building superintendent for such Ventura county landmarks as Santa Paula Hospital, Fillmore Safeway, Rio Mesa High School, and Ventura Bank of America.
In retirement, Jack played golf, gardened and shared his love of carpentry by helping with remodeling/restoration jobs for friends after earthquakes and floods. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fillmore. Jack and Kay also enjoyed extensive travel and had the great pleasure to see much of our country and several overseas countries.
Graveside services will be held at the Bardsdale Cemetery on Friday, May 22nd at 1:00p.m.
Services entrusted to Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 Central Ave, Fillmore, CA (805) 524-0744.

 
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Jeffrey Lynn Lloyd (1965-2015)

Jeffrey Lynn Lloyd 50 years old of Santa Paula, CA. Entered into eternal rest on Sunday May 10th, 2015. He was taken and pronounced dead at the Ventura Hospital. He was raised in Fillmore, CA for 20 years, and the remanding years in Santa Paula.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Ray and Marie Gill, mother Melvin Lloyd, cousin Douglas Gill, friend Richard Martin.
Survived by brother Ray Nel Lloyd, wife Jody, sister Jackie and her husband Darrell Allen, and father Robert Lloyd.
Service will be at Foursquare Church 323 Sespe Street, Fillmore CA on May 23rd, 2015 at 2:00pm.
Please send donations Santa Barbara Rescue Mission.

 
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Ken Holladay (1944-2015)

Ken Holladay (1944-2015)

Kenneth (Pop) Roddie Holladay, 70, born November 3, 1944 in Summerville, South Carolina. Grew up in Six Mile, SC. and lived in Fillmore, California for 43 years. He went home to Jesus, May 11th, 2015 at the Vista Cove in Santa Paula after a battle with a long illness and strokes.
Ken is survived by his wife Marion of 46 years and children, Peter (Tracy) Holladay, Spring (Brian) Kraft, Hope (Viktor) Lillvik, Lacey (Rob) Myers, Faith (Wayne) Walters and Levi (Abbey) Holladay and 19 grandchildren and his sister Carolyn Crowe. He is preceded in death by his parents Roddie and Evelyn and his two children April and Luke.
Kenneth met Marion Hardison while he served in the Navy Seabees. They were married after he served in Vietnam in 1969. They were blessed with 8 children. He was a welder by trade. Entered into a farming business in 1972. He’s a member of the Gideon’s. Long time member of the Fillmore Bible Church. IN 2002 he was called to Skid Row to spread the gospel. He became a pastor and he and his wife started the One At a Time church in LA to bring the good News of Jesus to the people there. Pop was all about bringing Glory to God and getting the word out to people. He had a heart for the lost and would want each and everyone reading this to KNOW the Lord!
Let’s celebrate his life! Memorial Service will be held at the Faith Community Church (Central campus) 461 Central Avenue at 1:30PM on Wednesday May 20th. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Marion Holladay for the Ken Holladay Memorial fund to help cover funeral expenses. Bank of the Sierra, 527 Sespe Avenue, Fillmore, Ca. 93015 Account 93880

 
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Frankie Lee Hibbard (1926-2015)

Frankie Lee Hibbard (1926-2015)

Frankie Lee Hibbard, 88, died peacefully in her sleep, at home, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Cleveland, TN, after a brave three year battle with cancer.
Frankie is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Loy Hibbard; her son Jimmie (Gigi) Hibbard; Jim’s son Jeff (Rosary) Hibbard, and Jeff’s mother Cheryl Nichols, all of Cleveland; son Ricky (Debbie) Hibbard, and their children, Stacy (Heidi) Hibbard and Stephanie (Berkeley) Dains; daughter Terrie (Michael) Metzler; Terrie’s children April (Sean) Hastings and Justin Tipps, all of Ventura County, CA; daughter Lynn (Daniel) Hernandez, and their children Joey and Alyah, of Cleveland, TN; Lynn’s children, Air Force First Lieutenant Ashley (Chad) Van Winkle, Oklahoma City, OK and Melissa (David) Wilhelm of Lake Tahoe, CA; Frankie’s brother Jack (Faye) Dixon of Flagstaff, AZ; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mabel (Owen) Dixon; son Gary Hibbard; sisters Polly Ogden, Louise Harper and Marie Allen; and brother Odell Dixon.
Frankie was born on November 29, 1926 in Hastings, Oklahoma. She was a long time resident of Fillmore, CA, where she raised her family and was loved by all who knew her. She was the pillar of strength for her entire family, and we will miss her wonderful smile, her infectious laughter, and nurturing spirit. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland, TN. She belonged to the Oriental Shrine Club of Ventura County, CA. She enjoyed camping with the “Rig-Runners” of Ventura County, CA; crocheting; bowling; and making crafts of all kinds for her family members.
Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery, at a date to be determined. The family would like to thank Dr. Krueger and her staff; Dr. Virostek and her staff; Dr. Waycaster and her staff; Dr. Campbell and his staff; and Dr. Bacha and his staff, for the kind and compassionate care they provided over the years of her residence in Cleveland, TN.

 
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Elvira Villa Tovar Perez (1922-2015)

Elvira Villa Tovar Perez (1922-2015)

Vera was born to Bonifacia Torres Villa and Primitivo Villa on December 17, 1922. She was the 10th of 11 children. All of her family were seasonal pickers, going up north every year to pick grape and other fruits in season. She attended the schools in San Fernando. She met her future husband Dick Tovar when they were picking grapes. She was 16 and they were married one week after she turned 17.
They moved to Fillmore when their first daughter was born. She and her children would go to Moorpark to pick apricots and walnuts. Her husband Dick, became a field foreman for Sunkist. They lived on “C” street for 14 years. At that time there were about 30 homes for citrus workers. Everyone there knew her well because of her kindness to many. She took many to Drs. Appointments and shopping to Ventura, Oxnard, and even Los Angeles. She was a seamstress for many years and never used a pattern. She made clothes for many and even some wedding dresses and veils, and she would sew bead and pearls by hand. Being one of the first ones to buy a TV in Fillmore, their home was packed every night by all the neighbors, even her husband’s boss. After 14 years they bought the old chicken restaurant called “The Grape Arbor.” She made it into a home. Often people would walk in thinking it was still a restaurant.
She was a great friend. She took children to school daily for years. Bought school clothes for many children.
She was a great cook, and will always be remembered for her tamale pie, apple and pumpkin pies, and turkey dinners and many other specialties.
An unbelievable gardener. Throughout the years people would come by and take pictures of her yard. She raised many fruit trees and many kinds of flowers. Roses were her favorites.
When her children were small, Hobos would come to the house asking for food. She always prepared them a full meal.
The greatest thing about Vera was her great love and faith for Jehovah God, and his son Jesus. She was a true Christian in every sense. She loved and cared for others in God’s caring way. She never complained about her life and was always grateful for what she had. For many years she and her husband would go to Mexico often, taking many gifts and clothes for many relatives and others on the ranches. Most important she took many Bibles to the many people who wanted to learn about God. At 2 of 3 O’clock in the morning, with kerosene lamps on, she would read the Bible to those who wanted to listen and learn about God. She was 92 years old when she died, but it was still too soon for all those who loved her so much. She was the dearest of mothers, grandmother, great, great, great grandmother and aunt and cousin to so many. She treasured God before anyone, and then she loved everyone else. She had great love for all of her loved ones. She may have been small but when she spoke she was heard.
She was married to Dick Tovar for 35 years until his death in 1974. She later married Salvador Perez for 20 years until his death in 2006, They were married for 20 years. She is survived by her daughter Helen Tovar Lopez. Her daughter Rosalie Arias and her husband Jesus. Her son Ruben Tovar and his wife Dolores. Son Phillip Tovar and his wife Sally. Son David Tovar.
Services will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 818 Fifth Street on Saturaday, May 2, 2015 in Fillmore, At 2:00 O’clock.

 
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Ismael O. Martinez (1950-2015)

Ismael O. Martinez (1950-2015)

Ismael O. Martinez, 64 of Fillmore, Ca. passed away Sunday April 19,2015. Ismael was born December 14, 1950 in Jalisco, Mexico by the age of 16 his father brought him to America.
Ismael worked at P.P.G. also as a machinist for ABEX Aerospace division. His true calling was to transport children to and from school safely. He was a school bus drvier/grounds keeper for Fillmore Unified and up till the time of his death currently working for Briggs School District, He loved driving his school bus.
Ismael enjoyed trips to Las Vegas with family and friends, Visiting his family in San Bernadino. And also enjoyed going fishing trips. He loved to end his day with prayer and a cold one.
Ismael was a beloved son , father ,uncle ,grandfather, and friend.
Ismael was proceded in death by his father Elias Ortiz Martinez. He is survived by his loving Mother Amalia Martinez Children Ricardo Martinez (andrea) Veronica Martinez, Pablo Martinez Grandchildren Maritza, Ava, Jordan Martinez 6 Brothers and 6 Sisters and Godchildren He is also Survived by his long time companion Michelle Medina and her son Gilbert Medina.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, share memories and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services, Santa Paula. 805.229.7054.

 
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Maria Amelia Espinoza (1948-2015)

Maria Amelia Espinoza (1948-2015)

Maria Amelia Espinoza, better known as Molly, 67, of Fillmore, CA, formerly of Piru, CA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in her home surrounded by her family.
Molly was born on February 22, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA at White Memorial Hospital, daughter of the late Maximo Gonzalez and Victoria Ramirez Gonzalez.
Survivors include two daughters; Daria Espinoza and Jazmin Rodriguez; son-in-laws, Ronnie Simon and Gerardo Rodriguez; seven grandchildren, Dezarae Rubio, David Rubio, Enrique Rubio, Adrian Rubio, Ezra Simon, Lexus Rodriguez and Hazel Rodriguez; two step-grandchildren Nicolas Rodriguez and Gerardo Rodriguez Jr.; five sisters, Maria Lucy Godinez, Marie Carolyn Jimenez, Maria Abelina Gonzalez, Mary Maximina Gonzalez, and Victoria Gonzalez, and one brother, Francisco Gonzalez.
A Rosary was said on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:00a.m. at San Salvador Mission in Piru, CA with a Mass that followed. She was buried at Piru Cemetery.
For map and directions to ceremony location, and to sign the family’s on line guest book, share stories, post pictures please visit www.garciamortuaryoxnard.com and click on Maria’s name located below "Obituaries".
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Garcia Mortuary 629 South “A” Street. Oxnard, California. For further information please call (805) 486-9148.

 
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Jeffrey ‘JK’ King (1957-2015)

Jeffrey ‘JK’ King (1957-2015)

Jeffrey ‘JK’ King, 58,(FHS class of 1974) of Atascadero passed away April 12, 2015. He was born to Stan and Lucy (Lehrke) King in Los Angeles, California.
He was baptized and confirmed at Ascension Lutheran Church in Torrance. He loved to play basketball and to fish.
Jeff is survived by his sister Julie (Raul) Tarango; nephews Marc (Heather) Tarango and Brian (Sarah) Tarango; nieces Michelle, Paige and Chloe Tarango; aunts Evelyn Witz, Elaine Anderson and Marlisse Klimas; uncle Hartley Ellingson; and many cousins. He will also be missed by his many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held May 2, 2015 in Ventura, California at 1298 Martha’s Vineyard Court at 1:00 p.m. Parking space is limited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of San Luis Obispo, 1304 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League in care of Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 Foothill Boulevard, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. If you have any questions call (805) 801-0024.

 
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Steven John Barr (1975-2015)

Steven John Barr (1975-2015)

Steven took his first breath in Ojai Community Hospital on the early morning of September 16, 1975. He had a happy childhood growing up on Village Square in Fillmore, CA attending all their schools and also Ventura College. He moved to the loving UCP home August 20, 2003 in Thousand Oaks, CA and took his last breath in Los Robles Hospital the evening of March 11, 2015.
We are so happy that Steven had such a positive influence on so many. We are thankful that he shared his life, his love and smile with us. We love and miss you Steven.
In honor of Steven's memory, contributions may be sent to United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, 6430 Independence Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367-2607

 
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Scott Harold Hobson (2015)

Scott Harold Hobson (2015)

Scott Harold Hobson passed away of heart failure on Friday, March 13, 2015. He was born in Santa Paula and raised in Fillmore where he attended school. Scott was the fourth and youngest child born to Kathleen C. Hobson and the late Harold O. Hobson of Santa Paula.
For several years, Scott owned his own tree service with a partner and worked for the Rivcom Ranch and Hobson Ranch. He loved the land and working in the open air with his dogs.
Scott also loved music, providing is nephew with the tools and encouragements to form his own band, which culminated in gigs at House of Blues and Whiskey a Go Go.
He had a keen mind and will be remembered by his friends and family for his beautiful smile, senses of humor and heart of gold.
Scott is survived by his mother; brothers, Chris and Jeff; his sister, Linda Hodgson; and a niece and two nephews.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In honor of Scott’s memory, contributions may be sent to the Brain Injury Center, PO Box 1477, Camarillo, CA 93011, Nami of Ventura, PO Box 25510, Ventura, CA 93002-5510 or your favorite charity.

 
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Luz V. Quezada (1918-2015)

Luz V. Quezada (1918-2015)

Luz V. Quezada, of Fillmore, passed away peacefully sleeping in her home on Friday, April 10 at the age of 97, surrounded by her loving family.
“Doña Luz” as she was affectionately called by those who knew her, was born on February 21st, 1918 in Jalisco, Mexico. She was one of five brothers and sisters.
Luz learned to work at a very young age and often took care of her siblings. She married Luis Quezada in 1940. She became a mother with the birth of her son, Felipe, in Guadalajara. After several years, they moved from Guadalajara to MacAllen, TX, and from there they came to reside in Fillmore, where her youngest daughter, Lucy was born.
Luz had little formal education, but despite this, she worked for many years at the Saticoy Lemon Association. In 1970 her sister, Clara came to live with them. They were best friends. Luz devoted herself entirely to her family. She enjoyed music, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family over chats and any ordinary occasion. She loved telling stories, and listening to friends and family tell anecdotes over a home-cooked meal.
Luz was a strong, quiet, gentle woman who loved her family very much. She was a woman of great faith and a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Our Abuelita led the family through example. She was loving, generous, and willing to help anyone in need. She and her husband Luis, were godparents to many children who are now grown adults in Fillmore. She taught us all of the value of strength, of patience, of endurance, and of great faith. Though gone from our sight, she will be remembered in all of our hearts and greatly missed.
She was preceded by her husband, Luis B. Quezada, and her son, Felipe L. Quezada. Luz is survived by her beloved daughter, Lucy, and her son-in-law, Ricardo Romero, and her daughter-in-law, Rosa Maria Quezada. She leaves behind six grandchildren: Rosie, Becky, Veronica, Richie, Andrea, David, , and three great-grandchildren, Isabella, Jacoby and Easton.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Assisted Home Hospice and to Josie Plasencia, RN. In particular, we wish to thank Rosa Rodriguez and Maria Hernandez for the tremendous kindness and care they bestowed on our beloved mother, abuelita, and great-grandmother in her twilight years. They provided a beautiful example of love and devotion that we will always remember and treasure.
A viewing is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 23rd, at 5:00 p.m. with a rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary in Fillmore.
The Funeral Mass for Luz V. Quezada will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fillmore on Friday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. The internment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.

 
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Michele Kay Cochran (1954-2015)

Michele Kay Cochran (1954-2015)

Michele Kay Cochran passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 29, 2015 in Santa Paula, California after a brief illness.
She was born on May 14, 1954 in Denver, Colorado. Long time residence of Ventura County for 35 years. Retired from Customer Relations of 30+years. She loved crafting, gardening, fishing, camping, taking rides up to the lake, scouting for deer, and loving her family.
Michele is survived by her husband Darrell Cochran; Daughters; Kelly Head, Kristina Sullivan, Shawnee Cheney, Stepsons; Shane Cochran, Joe Cochran, Sister; Vicki Infantino, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grand- daughter with a great grandson on the way, 4 nieces and 4 nephews.
Funeral Service, please contact the family for more information.

 
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Emilia Mariscal Cardenas (1935-2015)

Emilia Mariscal Cardenas (1935-2015)

Emilia Mariscal Cardenas left this world peacefully on March 25th, 2015. She was born November 9th, 1935 in Jalisco Guadalajara, Mexico to Don Julian and Victoria Mariscal. She was 1 of 12 children, many of whom she helped raise. In her teen years she enjoyed going to dances with her friends, and enjoying the beautiful music at LA Plaza Tapatia. She also was a master seamstress. In her early 20's she met and married Daniel Cardenas, they later had 3 boys. They came to Fillmore, CA in "1961". Emilia was a homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, and crocheting and visiting her beast friends: Josefina, Chayo and Eva. Emilia enjoyed taking long walks and was a devoted Catholic. She maintained a loving household, and when she had grandkids they were her pride and joy. Everyone was fed, loved and happy. Emilia led a full and happy life and enjoyed it right until the end. She was a very strong and spiritual woman and her faith in The Lord never waivered. She will be remembered by all that knew her as a kind, loving, strong and generous woman. She is survived by her husband and sons Ramon, Angel, Joel (Julie). Her grandchildren Maria, Ray, Daniel, Gabriel, Abraham, Citlali, Sofia, Jake and her great grandchildren Starr and Lucia. She will be deeply missed! Services will be held at Saint Francis of Assisi Church Fillmore, Ca on Wednesday April 8th, 2015. Rosary 9:30am, Mass 10am enterment following at Bardsdale cemetery.

 
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Beverly Ann Barrow (1935-2015)

Beverly Ann Barrow (1935-2015)

Beverly Ann Barrow, of Fillmore passed away March 11, 2015, she was a 79 year resident of Ventura County. Beverly was born in Fillmore, California on April 08, 1935.
Beverly being a homemaker enjoyed and loved her family, the Lakers and Dodgers; her interest was reading and crossword puzzles.
Beverly is preceded in death by daughter Diane Tello; grand-daughters Katie and Andrea Tello; brothers Richard, Robert and Roger Pyle, mother Freda Pyle, father Hess Pyle.
Beverly is survived by husband Max Barrow, son Keith Barrow of Fillmore, CA., Daughter Melinda Barrow and Andy of Fresno, CA., grand-children Molly Neely and Nicole Zarate of Fresno, CA., Sarah Wells of Healdton, OK, Aaron Tello of Ojai, CA., great-grand son Joshua Wells of Fresno, CA.