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Paul Ortiz Casas Jr. (1939-2020)

Paul Ortiz Casas Jr. (1939-2020)

On Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, Paul Ortiz Casas Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his devoted wife, Connie Casas, and his immediate family.
Paul was born in Fillmore, CA on October 22, 1939 to Paul Casas Sr. and Antonia Ortiz Casas. He, along with six siblings, grew up on Sespe Ranch with a world of adventure at his doorstep. He took pride in telling stories at the table of how he learned to swim by being thrown into the riverbed at age four. His swimming skills later earned him the title of “Kingfish” among his family and followed him into his adult life. He landed his first job at eight years old, hunting gophers on the ranch. His first paycheck was 11 dollars and he proudly bought his father, Paul Casas Sr., a pair of boots.
Paul and Connie wed on April 20, 1963 in Santa Paula. Paul was then drafted into the US Army on their wedding day. His service took him to Texas and Germany. Once he returned home, Paul worked at Elkins Ranch Golf Course building “the back nine” and began his career then with Kenneth Hunter Jr.
He moved Connie and their two boys, Paul and Christopher, to Santa Barbara to build Sandpiper Golf Course in 1971. They had their daughter, Melissa, soon after. After the completion of Sandpiper, Paul continued his education and received an Associate’s Degree from Santa Barbara City College in horticulture.
Paul was very involved with his family, coaching his children and serving as a board member at the Goleta Boy’s Club. He also served as Dad’s Club President at Bishop Diego Garcia High School, which all of his children attended. Many memorable afternoons and evenings were spent coaching, calling BINGO, and fundraising.
He was devoted to his passion of building golf courses for 42 years. In addition to Sandpiper Golf Course, Paul built La Purisima, San Geronimo, and Hunter Ranch.
Paul and Connie retired in 2006 and immediately started their traveling adventures at sea to Fiji, then returned to their second home at Lake Nacimiento, CA. Paul enjoyed hosting dinner parties, barbecues in the summer, daily Rumikub games with Connie, playing pool, tending to his gardens and swimming and teaching his grandchildren valuable lessons and life skills.
Paul was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Paul and Connie experienced true love for each other for 58 years. Paul would say his greatest accomplishment was his family. He is survived by his wife, Connie; three children: Paul III (Lisa), Christopher and Melissa; his grandchildren: Danika and Justin Casas, Luke and Maxine Borders, and Kai and Diego Casas. He has three surviving siblings: Irene Deskins, Gloria Castaneda and Joanne De La Torre.
The family is eager to celebrate Paul’s life once we are able to.

 
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Roberta (Berta) Maynard Espinoza (1961-2020)

Roberta (Berta) Maynard Espinoza (1961-2020)

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Roberta (Berta) Maynard Espinoza
Our loving and devoted mother, wife, sister and friend to all lives she touched.
She left us peacefully at a young age of 59 after several months of being ill.
Born January 28th 1961 to Dolores and Travis Maynard.
Roberta grew up in Fillmore and attended Fillmore schools, she was active playing basketball, softball and cheerleading as a young teenager.
She had various jobs through her life but the one the loved was care giving; she cared for grandma Angie, uncle Val, her father and her mother. She had a very caring heart and just loved giving her love to all.
Roberta relocated to Bakersfield 5 years ago to be closer to her children.
She loved to spend time with her family going to casinos with her husband, brother and sisters. She loved yard sales, going to movies with her children and grandchildren, and attending mass. Roberta was survived by her husband José Espinoza, children Tanya Rodriguez, Arthur (wife Breanna), Corina Garcia (husband José) Sabrina Martinez (husband Mike) Priscilla Rodriquez, and Joshua. Grandchildren: Eddie, Joseph, Nicholas, Gerardo, Michael, Robert, Anthony, Elijah, Ella, Bella, Eric, Nathan and Daniel. Brother Steve Maynard (wife Cathy),
Sisters Vicky Gonzalez (husband John), Kathy Myers (husband Tom), her twin Teresa Ramirez (husband Jorge), Mary Sandoval (husband Joe) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roberta is preceded in death by her infant son Michael Rodriguez, her mother Dolores and Father Travis, nephews Lonnie Gabriel and Jorge (Pelon Ramirez).
We would like to give thanks for the overwhelming love and support during this difficult time.
Rosary will be at Basham Funeral Home (3312 Niles St Bakersfield CA, 93306) at 7pm on Thursday July 9th 2020 with a viewing from 5pm-8pm. Mass will be St. Francis of Assisi Church (900 H st, Bakersfield CA, 93304) on Friday July 10th, 2020 at 10 am with burial following at Greenlawn cemetery (2739 Panama Ln, Bakersfield CA, 93313) unlimited as long as there is social distancing.
Also due to situation we will not be able to provide a reception.

 
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Helen Marie Lidamore (1932-2020)

Helen Marie Lidamore (1932-2020)

Helen Marie Lidamore, of Fillmore California passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 blessed with 88 years of precious life. After months of failing health, she died serenely at home with her beloved family by her side.
Helen was born on March 28th, 1932 into Theycol and Harold Dorman. As a child she was raised in the small farming community of Bardsdale California. Helen graduated from Fillmore High School in 1950and after one year of Jr. College she began a career at PGE as a Telephone Operator. She was blessed with a daughter Malinda K. Pavlovich from her 1stmarriage and then went on to meet the love of her life Charles E. Lidamore and was blessed with a second Child Phyllis Sparks. Charles E. Lidamore went on to Adopt Malinda as his own. They raised their family in the small agricultural town of Bardsdale where they were members of the Fillmore Piru Citrus Association.
Ms. Lidamore was a strong Matriarch, devoted community member with old fashioned values; Helen was an active member of the Bardsdale United Methodist Church. She took pride working as a Secretary for the Church for over 35 years. Helen was a founding member of the Church Bell choir where she enjoyed and work diligently to give a great performance. She was always thrilled to have her family members come and support her through her annual Christmas Bells performance. She also served alongside the Fillmore Police Department as an active member of the Citizens on Patrol in the 90’s together with her late husband Charles E. Lidamore.
Helen loved to camp by the beach, was an active member of 1000 trails, and enjoyed spending time at her cabin in Frazier Park. She also loved to watch the Dodgers and Lakers play on TV.
Helen Lidamore is preceded in death by Parents, Harold Eugene Dorman, and Theycol Dorman; loving husband Charles E. Lidamore; and son-in-law Robert Sparks.
Mrs. Lidamore is survived by her devoted children, Malinda K. Pavlovich of Fillmore CA, and Phyllis Sparks of Newbury Park CA. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren Rebecca Tafoya, Katrina Tafoya, Kimberly Tafoya, and Anthony Tafoya of Fillmore CA; Nichole Tafoya of Bakersfield CA; Sandra Gutierrez of Thousand Oaks CA, and Jaymee Whitlock of Newbury Park CA. She also leaves behind 24 Great grandchildren, and her caring dog Lucky, 2 cats and 3 birds. Helen loved to work in her garden on her orange tree ranch and putter around the yard. So, we as a family leave this poem for our Dear Grandmee…
God looked around his garden and found an empty space
Then he looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best

 
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Alejandra B. Huerta (1937-2020)

Alejandra B. Huerta (1937-2020)

Alejandra B. Huerta passed away peacefully at home on July 1, 2020 surrounded by her family. Alejandra was born on July 17, 1937 in Purisima, Guanajuato Mexico to Ramon Becerra and Genoveva Alba. Alejandra was a resident of Ventura County for 56 years.
Alejandra married Paulino Huerta in 1959. They were married for 60 years. Together they raised their three children Beatriz, George, and Ramon. She worked at the Olga Co. in Santa Paula and Fillmore as a garment inspector for 15 years.
Alejandra enjoyed cooking for her family, especially making her family's favorite delicious rice. She also enjoyed shopping and her early morning walks with her husband Paulino and friends. She looked forward to trips to Mexico, going to Chumash Casino and to Las Vegas. Most of all Alejandra loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, hosting and attending family gatherings.
Alejandra will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who knew her as a compassionate and loving person who never turned anyone away and kept her door open to anyone who needed help.
Alejandra is preceded in death by her parents Ramon and Genoveva, her sister Soledad and brother Cosme and is survived by her siblings Antonio Becerra, Felipe (Angeles) Becerra, Frank (Gloria) Becerra, Antonia (Francisco) Perez and Guadalupe Gamino. She is also survived by her husband of 60 years Paulino Huerta, daughter Beatriz (Ray) Acosta, sons George (Liz) Huerta and Ramon (Shelley) Huerta; grandchildren Nicole, Brianna (Chuy), Arianna, Patricia, Jah-Leesa (Mike), Cheyenne, Sierra, Bailey, Tanner, and ten great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family, numerous relatives and friends.
We would like to thank Mission Hospice for their attentive care of our beloved mother/grandmother. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 8:00 am at Perez Family Funeral Home in Fillmore. Followed by a Rosary and Funeral Mass at Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Internment to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery.

 
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Arthur Benjamin Chessani (1943-2020)

Arthur Benjamin Chessani (1943-2020)

It is with heavy hearts that the Chessani Family said goodbye to their patriarch, Arthur “Art” Chessani, on Father’s Day June 21, 2020. Son of John and Vera Chessani, Art was the youngest child born on June 3, 1943 at home in the town of Piru. Preceded in death by his parents, two eldest brothers John and Reynaldo, and 3 half-sisters Norma, Lucile, and Alice, Art remained the rock of the Chessani family and a landmark of his hometown. He stayed a proud lifetime resident of Piru, where he too married and raised his family with high-school sweetheart Virginia Chessani. Art is survived by his wife Virginia, daughters Cynthia and Annie, and son Phillip. Together with their families, Art’s children were blessed to have had the most devoted, kind-hearted, and patient man to call their own. Art was a committed grandfather to 5 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, and 1 great-granddaughter who will each dearly miss his warmth in their lives. He truly was a celebrated centerpiece of his family, and a treasured Father-in-law, Brother-in-law, Uncle, and friend to many.
Art was a Graduate of Fillmore High School class of 1962, where he proudly represented the Flashes on his High School Football Team. Into adulthood he worked for Fillmore Piru Citrus, briefly owned and operated a General Store with his wife in their hometown of Piru, and ended his work-life proudly retiring from Pacific Beverage. Art was a true lover of all things sports. Heformerly coached his daughter’s Softball Teams, attended all his children and grandchildren’s sporting events with pride, and later in life played for the Piru Men’s League Softball Team. Anyone who knew and loved Art knew that he was an outdoorsman at heart. Art most loved to fish, and liked to share that pastime with his son, son-in-law, and grandchildren each chance he had. As a family, the Chessani’s enjoy an annual Opening Day Fishing trip at Convict Lake. It was a tradition started by Art’s own parents, and one that Art continued to treasure each year with his own family. He always made time to teach fishing tricks to his grandkids, stopping to untangle their line or show them how to cast a bobber. And, he never left for the lake without a fresh thermos of coffee and a bag full of goodies. His happy place was truly Convict Lake, a place where so many memories were made and lifelong bonds were nurtured. Not only was Art a fisherman, but he loved the Drag Races, was always up for a Dodger game, and was a true Rams Fan for life. He was always open to a spontaneous road trip to just about anywhere that included his family. Whether he was the driver or the passenger, Art was up for a day trip to Bass Pro Shops, Chumash Casino, or any local snow covered mountain. He enjoyed grabbing breakfast out at any small-town café or IHOP, and especially enjoyed 50’s Diners where he could celebrate his love of classic cars and oldies music. Art had a real sweet tooth, always offering chocolates from his private stash of See’s Nuts & Chews. He lived his life with an open heart, and genuinely opened his home to those who loved him in return.
Art Chessani was the man with a perpetual smile, a talkative and outgoing spirit, and had an easy-going positive disposition anytime he was called upon. He was the grandfather any kid would be lucky to have, the father you knew you could always depend on, and the husband who devoted his life to the care of his wife until his came to an end. Art sincerely loved his family. He will undoubtedly be missed, but still celebrated in each of the traditions and memories he passed on during his lifetime. His smile is imprinted on the hearts of those who knew himbest. Father’s Day will forever be changed by the father and grandfather that Art Chessani was in his life, and the bittersweet day he became the guardian angel to all he loved so dearly.
A Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at San Salvador Mission, 4041 Center St, Piru, CA 93040. Graveside to follow at Piru Cemetery. Funeral Services are under the direction of Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services.

 
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William John Stocker (1926-2020)

William John Stocker (1926-2020)

William John Stocker passed away peacefully in his home on March 4, 2020 at the age of 93. He was born on December 23, 1926 in Los Angeles, CA, to Samuel and Helen Stocker of Los Angeles, CA. Bill moved to Fillmore, CA with his parents and sister, Jean, in August of 1939 at age 12 when his father bought a variety store. Bill’s adult brother, Lloyd remained in Los Angeles but did the bookkeeping for the business. A family of humble means they lived in the stockroom at the back of the store. After some months, the store began to prosper and there was no longer room for them to live so they bought the family home on Fourth Street where Bill’s mother remained until her passing in 1980.
Bill attended Fillmore High School lettering in Basketball and Track. Always an active student, he also played football, was on the swim team, was a member of the Phi Theta Club and was in the orchestra and band. He also met Patricia Spangler at Fillmore High, his high school sweetheart and wife of 74 years.
At age 17 1/2 after graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp in Dec. 1944 as WW11 was ending. The war ended as he completed his basic training. He was assigned a job as a clerk typist where he worked as a Separation Specialist and in the recruiting department in Colorado and Utah. He was commissioned to serve in Okinawa, Japan as a clerk typist for the 13th Depot Supply Squadron. He spent 8 months there before being Honorably discharged at the end of his second year. On returning home to Fillmore he asked for Patricia Spangler’s hand in marriage. He presented her with a silk parachute he had purchased in Japan and a diamond ring. Patricia’s mother, Doris Spangler, an accomplished seamstress, made her wedding gown out of the parachute and they were married, Jan. 31, 1947. (An altered version of the gown is on display at the Fillmore Historical Museum as well as a wedding picture of the original gown)
Home from the Army, Bill worked for his parents at Stocker’s Dept. Store. In 1950 when his father, popular and well-loved Fillmore merchant and city councilman, passed away. With big shoes to fill, Bill, only 23 at the time, took over to manage the family business with his mother, Helen. During his years working at the store, two daughters were born to Bill and Pat. Cindy came along first in 1947 and Melinda was born in 1953. Stocker’s was the place to go for all your family needs in Fillmore in those days before the big malls opened out of town. Stocker’s carried in clothing, lingerie, cosmetics, hardware, toys, fabrics, and office supplies. Active in the community, Bill was a member of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce who sponsored the yearly May Festival. Bill and Pat built and decorated some amazing, award-winning floats for the Festival parade. Santa Claus made a visit to Stocker’s Dept. Store every year, too, to the delight of all the kids in town. Sadly, they could not complete with the lower prices offered by the larger stores at the malls when they opened in 1961 so they sold the store.
Bill became the manager of Tip Top Drive-in on the highway after the store was sold. It was not fast food in those days. Food was homemade. French Fries, hamburger patties and hand -rolled corn burritos were all made on the premises- favorites of all the teens that hung out at the Tip Top. Always very social Bill had a men’s coffee group that would meet daily in the back room. Bill loved his “routines” so when he sold the Tip Top in 1968, he continued the coffee drinking tradition at other businesses as the coffee group moved around town until the year before he passed. He was a proud member of the Grumpy Old Men coffee group outliving most all the guys in the group.
He sold cars for a while at Herb Gould Ford in Santa Paula and then sold restaurant supplies for a couple of years until he found his final occupation as a county employee at the Ventura County Fire Dept. He was hired by VCFD in 1969 as a Storekeeper 1. After 10 years he was promoted as a Fire Equipment Repair Technician. He retired in 1989 after 20 faithful years working for the Fire Department.
Bill had many hobbies and interests through the years. He played the trumpet for a local swing band and his wife, Pat, played the saxophone in the 1950 ‘s and ‘60’s. They also belonged to the Fillmore Dance Club that met quarterly for a formal dance. His love of music continued to recent years when Bill and Pat would drive their motor home to camp at places like Pismo Beach, Sacramento, and Three Rivers to attend annual Dixieland Jazz Festivals. He took an interest in sports of all types and could be seen at local football and basketball games every week. He even refereed little league baseball for a while. Bill loved Bowling and bowled on the weekly men’s league and with Pat on the couples’ league for many years. Bill and Pat enjoyed water skiing and took several trips with friends and family to places like Lake Shasta and Bass Lake. Bill even built his own boat He loved repairing things like lawnmowers and vacuum cleaners but most of all old cars. He was a member of the Classic Car Club and at one time was the proud owner of a 1929 Duesenberg and a 1939 Packard. In more recent years he owned a mint julep, two toned green Pierce Arrow Limousine and a yellow Model A with a rumble seat dubbed “Buttercup” which could be seen escorting dignitaries in the annual Fillmore Festival parade. He collected so many old car parts and gas pumps that he started a side business selling them to old car enthusiasts around the county. He took an interest in the history of Fillmore and served for a time on the board of the Fillmore Historical Museum where they enjoyed hearing all the stories he could tell about our town and the people in them.
Bill also enjoyed attending church in his later years and was a member of Faith Community Church where he and Pat attended faithfully every week. Always wanting to do what he felt was right, Bill chose to follow the Lord in baptism at the ripe old age of 87 showing it is never too late to ask the Lord Jesus into your heart.
Bill loved his family and took an interest in all their activities. He encouraged them to do their best and spoke his mind to give them guidance along their way. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Patricia (Pat) Stocker, Daughter, Melinda (Chuck) Naas. Grandchildren, Lori (Don) Bennett, Ryan (Angelo) Wileman, Jeffrey (Kelli) Naas, Lisa (Jessica) Given, all of Fillmore, and Laura (Chad) Counts of Thousand Oaks. Great grandchildren Alyssa (Kenny) Lhotka, Tim Bennett (fiancée, Susan), Frankie Lozano, Kianna Lozano, Brianna Wileman, Carmen, Cody, Matthew and Kalyn Pinea, Madeline, Gabriella, AJ, Genevieve, Caleb & Jillian Munoz, Danica and Jonah Naas and Camille and Austin Counts. One Great-great granddaughter, Riley Lozano and step-great, great grandson, Carter Lhotka. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Helen Stocker, sister, Jean, brothers, Lloyd and Larry Stocker, Daughter, Cindy Wileman and Granddaughter, Melanie Wileman.
Services will be held for Bill on June 30th at 11:00 am at Faith Community Church. In lieu of flowers gifts in memory of Bill can be made to Faith Community Church of Fillmore or the Fillmore Historical Museum.

 
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Stanley Rutherford Pearce (1945-2020)

Stanley Rutherford Pearce (1945-2020)

On March 19th 2020 Stanley Rutherford Pearce, 74, of Camarillo Ca. passed away peacefully at his home. His wife of 53 years was holding his hand and singing hymns as he entered into God’s Kingdom.
He is survived by his loving wife Judy (Dudley) Pearce; sister Fayrene Stinnett (husband Roger) of Ventura; brother Donald Pearce (wife Gwen) of Phillipsburg, Montana; sons Brandon (wife Jackie) of Ventura and Hoby (wife Stacy) of Camarillo; and grandchildren Joaquín, Marin, Rory, and Cooper.
Stan was born in Stockton, Ca in 1945 to Merlyn and Josephine Pearce and moved to Fillmore in 1950. Amongst a tight network of friends, he graduated from Fillmore High School in 1964. Stan had various jobs after high school, both in Fillmore and in Los Angeles. Three years after high school Stan found his true love and married Judy Dudley of Fillmore in 1967 at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The happy couple lived in Hermosa Beach where they were blessed with the births of their 2 sons. Fillmore drew them back in 1974 where he opened up a photography shop, Fillmore Photography which he successfully ran until the family moved to Mariposa in 1978. Mariposa brought Stan a whole new slew of friends, adventures and work opportunities. Initially Stan owned and operated a concrete pump, co-owned and operated a small grocery store with his wife, and ultimately returned back to his true passion, owning and managing a photography studio, Mariposa Photographic Studio. After retirement in 2010, Stan held a part time job at Woodland Elementary - a job that really brought him joy. Unfortunately, in 2013 Stan suffered a serious stroke that had its set of challenges. As a result, he and Judy moved to Camarillo in 2014 in order to be closer to family. The time spent in Camarillo was a true blessing to Stan as it gave him the opportunity to spend quality time with their children and 4 grandchildren. He was able to enjoy his final years of retirement with loved ones close by his side. Stan will be interned at Bardsdale Cemetery on June 15th at 10:00am.

 
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Donald Mosbarger (1925-2020)

Donald Mosbarger (1925-2020)

Donald Orley Mosbarger passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the age of 94. Don was born on October 10, 1925, in Fillmore, California. After graduating from Fillmore High School in 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served during World War II in both the European and Asiatic-Pacific Theatres of Operations with the 342nd Infantry Regiment.
Don was honorably discharged in 1946 and attended Woodbury College on the GI Bill. Upon graduation, he went to work for the Fillmore School District in the accounting department and remained there until his retirement in 1988. In 1954, he married Beverly Clarkson. They made their home in Fillmore and were married for fifty-five years.
Don was an accomplished tennis player and for many years played weekly with a local group of serious competitors. He played in numerous local tournaments, winning several trophies. Don was very gifted musically and sang and played his clarinet in various musical groups in Fillmore over the years. Dixieland Jazz was a favorite of his. After retirement, he and Beverly traveled often to Jazz Festivals. Most recently, he was a member of the choir at Santa Paula Presbyterian Church. Another favorite activity of Don’s was playing bridge. He and Beverly were regular players in a couples’ bridge group. In recent years, he enjoyed playing in a men’s group with other bridge enthusiasts.
Don had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. He was easygoing and had a positive outlook on life. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. Don was a wonderful husband and father who is survived by his daughters, Joy Mosbarger and Jill Sobieski; and eight nieces and nephews and their families. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; his parents, Orley and Margaret; and his sister Peggy Bartels.
A private graveside service will be held at Bardsdale Cemetery.

 
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Mabel "Tobey" Bowers (1934-2020)

Mabel "Tobey" Bowers (1934-2020)

Tobey Bowers, 85, of Fillmore, California, born Mabel Gertrude Klink, passed away peacefully at home on March 25, 2020. Tobey, wife of Loren “Chub” Bowers and daughter of Wayne and Lilly Klink; was born April 7, 1934 in Salem Center, Indiana. Tobey was the 3rd child of eleven. As the oldest girl she developed lifelong gifts: a magical way with babies, an artful command of the kitchen and a love for entertaining. Tobey was a devout Christian read her Bible daily, and loved sharing devotions with her sisters. Her favorite hymns were The Old Rugged Cross and I Come to the Garden Alone.
She received her nick-name at age 14 when Chub teased her, calling her Tobey because one day she was “to be” his wife. Married for 66 years, Chub proceeded her in death by 8 months. Also preceding her death were brothers Michael and Charles Klink and grandson Kevin Roberts. Tobey is survived by 4 children: Tami (Gary), Terri, Todd, Tracy (Debbie), 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Tobey attended Salem Center High School where she enjoyed cheerleading, choir, acting in plays and musicals and office work for the Principal. Her Senior trip was to New York City where she climbed to the torch in the Statue of Liberty. She worked at Ashley Bait Factory, General Telephone as an operator, and General Electric as a receptionist. She also modeled and was a top-10 Mrs. Fort Wayne finalist from hundreds of contestants. She was beautiful, kind and gracious. She routinely hosted ladies-luncheons and family dinners at home on Saint Joe Road.
In 1964, seeking warmer climate to aid a son’s ill health, Chub and Tobey left Indiana for Sylmar, California via Route 66. An entertaining trip full of song and games, historical sites and tourist traps, Trading Posts, and the Grand Canyon. Tobey worked long hours and was quickly able to create a happy new home. Tobey ensured each child participated in their chosen activity: church, baton twirling, Job’s Daughters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Indian Guides, swim team, cake decorating, band, parades, or farm animals. She volunteered with each organization and hosted team dinners, kidnap breakfasts, retreats, Jamboree’s, sleep-overs, make-up parties, modeling, piano lessons, fashion show luncheons, and fund-raising. She gave from her heart; tirelessly with elegance, love, and skill. Chub and Tobey built a successful business together; Bowers Concrete Construction Company. Tobey also worked for the Los Angeles County School District and at Sylmar High School.
In 1978 they purchased the “Big Yellow House on the Hill” east of Fillmore, California. It was a glorious era of family gatherings, philanthropy, entertaining and “home base.” BBQ’s, luau’s, weddings, holidays, and birthdays were always on the agenda. She loved her “Red Hat Ladies” group, their luncheons and parades.
Tobey was passionate about philanthropic work. She was a 20+ year member of The Republican Women’s Organization and proud to serve as President. She hosted fundraisers and outreach gatherings for Senators, Assemblymen, District Attorneys, and others at her home. She ensured everyone she met was registered to vote. Tobey and Chub flew a large American flag high from their hill overlooking Highway 126.
Tobey was a 30+ year member of the Fillmore Women’s Service Club where she also served as President. Through community events $20,000 each year was raised and awarded as college scholarships for local students. At a fundraiser-auction, her apple pie sold for more than $100.
Tobey loved caring for her family and visiting with each one. She passed along her love of cooking, baking, sewing, and community service. To know Tobey, was to have made a life-long friend. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and community.
A memorial will be planned for California, and funeral in Indiana at a later date.

 
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Louis “Lou” Andrew Amen (1929-2020)

Louis “Lou” Andrew Amen (1929-2020)

Louis “Lou” Andrew Amen passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020 at his home in Corona del Mar, CA at the age of 90.
Louis, the middle of five sons, was born on May 17, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, to Bishara Ameen Tannous and Marcella Ann Radwin, both immigrants from Lebanon. He graduated from Northern High School in 1946. Lou was a lifelong entrepreneur and the perfect example of the “American Dream,” starting his first business as a teenager selling Eskimo Pies to the GM factory workers. He used the $1500 profits he saved to help relocate his family to Los Angeles, where they could enjoy warmer weather.
At the age of 17, Lou held his first management position in the grocery industry as the Produce Manager at the A&P store in Hermosa Beach, California. He leased the produce department from the Vernon Vermont market in 1952. On his first day, he started with $60 in produce that he sold for $100. The next day he bought $100 in produce that he sold for $200. Within two years he had become a full partner. For a decade they had the grocery concessions in the back of Leonard’s Discount stores. Shortly after they formed S&A Foods that grew into a 10 store chain, which was later sold to Arden-Mayfair.
In 1971, Lou started Super A Foods, which grew to over 500 employees and currently has eight locations. Even in his older years, he continued to work four days a week, including the morning he passed. He fiercely loved the grocery profession and became an industry leader, serving as Board Member and Chairman of both Unified Grocers of California (for over 40 years) and the California Grocers Association. Lou Amen received several honors as a grocery advocate throughout his lifetime including his induction into the Food Industry Hall of Fame in 2016. He is well known and respected in the industry for his deep knowledge and love of grocery, business acumen and strong relationships with peers. Four of his children, son-in-law and two grandchildren continue his legacy at Super A Foods.
In 1949, Lou met the love of his life, Dolores "Dorie" Ara at a Lebanese picnic on Labor Day. Their first date was at the Lime House Chinese restaurant where they shared curry noodle soup. They were married February 18th, 1950 in Los Angeles. He always teased that he needed to get married so he could get back to work; even then dating was exhausting!
Lou and Dorie raised seven children in Encino and later relocated to Corona del Mar in 1974. Their family continued to grow in Orange County and their tight knit clan currently includes 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, with two more on the way. His seven children credit their father’s strong work ethic and moral example to their modern day success. He has been a role model to many including his grandchildren, employees and industry colleagues.
You would often find Lou playing cards with Dorie, his children and grandchildren. His competitive spirit made him quite the card challenger and beating him was the ultimate bragging rights in the Amen household. Lou also loved nature, regularly tending to one of his many flower pots or taking sunset pictures from his balcony of 45 years.
In 1983, Lou and Dorie purchased a family ranch in Fillmore, where he enjoyed hand picking oranges, avocados and lemons to give to his family and friends that frequented their home. After establishing several citrus ranches, he served on the board of the Fillmore Piru Citrus Association for three years. Shortly after, the city council approached him about opening a local market in Fillmore and so he added a Super A Foods store to the area.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Dolores, father to Christine Amen, James (Sherrie) Amen, Dr. Daniel (Tana) Amen, Jeanne (Ken) Miller, Mary Anne Amen, Renee Amen and Joanne (Joud) Tedmori. Grandfather to Jeff (Kashauna) Roberts, Nicole (Christopher) Wasgatt, Jimmy Amen, Matt (Charly) Amen, Andy (Meghan) Amen, Anton Amen, Breanne (Jesse) Payne, Kaitlyn (Kyle) Brumleu, Chloe Amen, Kenny (Niccole) Miller, Krystle (Chad) Meyer, Celina (Brian) Coffman, Daniel (Dalise) Falkenstein, Michael Amen Falkenstein, Nicholas Falkenstein, Jaclyn (Tyson) Petrovich, Amanda (Kevin) Steinbeck, Jina (Christian) Provensen, Jennifer (Paul) Raftery, Jude “JJ” (Alex) Tedmori, and Jeffrey (Bianca) Tedmori.
Memorial donations may be made to The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation, the fund providing scholarships for Lou’s employees and their family members for over 20 years. 7200 Dominion Circle, City of Commerce, CA 90040.

 
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Benjamin Aparicio Jr. (1973-2020)

Benjamin Aparicio Jr. (1973-2020)

Benjamin Aparicio Jr., (Ilhuicamina Cuahxochitl) beloved son, brother, father, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin, companion, teacher and friend made his journey back to his heavenly home on March 27, 2020 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was 46 year old.
Son of Ben and Lila Aparicio, Benjamin was born in Lake Terrace, CA. on May 30, 1973. Raised in Fillmore, CA, he attended Fillmore schools and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1991 where, following his father’s footsteps, was part of the Track and Cross Country teams. Developing his love for nature at a young age, Benjamin received the highest rank of Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts of America. Benjamin’s indigenous ancestral roots inspired his love for the arts, math, and science. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s in Chicano Studies and Chemistry. In 1996, Benjamin was drawn to the mass student movement to stop Proposition 209, an enacted anti-affirmative action law. It was then, in the midst of academia and student activism that Benjamin’s love for native ceremony flourished.
His love for the Mēxihcatl & Indigenous culture and native ceremony became a great part of who he was. Benjamin became a danzante and eventually organized and led the KALPULLI HUITZILIN IHUAN XOCHITL (danzante group) in the Fillmore-Piru area and throughout Ventura County. For 20 years he played a big role in the Peace & Dignity Journey runs. Every four years, through the Peace & Dignity Journeys, numerous and diverse indigenous nations reunite and reclaim dignity for their families and communities to forge unity and peace for the future generations.
Many remember Benjamin as the master organizer that he was. His uniqueness was that he never attended or traveled to an event alone. Benjamin was always accompanied by his large family, which is what many felt made the events whole. Benjamin was a Maestro, completely dedicated to serving and teaching our communities as a researcher, and practitioner of ancestral traditions.
Benjamin was a loyal, dedicated son. He worked hard at running the family’s tax business, BA INCOME TAX & IMMIGRATION SERVICES in Santa Paula for over 20 years. As a tax preparer, he was diligent and was always seeking the best for his clients. All who entered would spend quality time with Benjamin, he was as his father describes, a good narrator, clients always left with filed taxes and gained knowledge of native traditions and customs.
He found great joy in sharing his knowledge. He had a generous and kind heart. May Benjamin’s love for all our relations continue to inspire us to channel the rivers of our hearts to the best directions and to share happiness, love, kindness, generosity, compassion and remind us that what we do on this earth matters. We will forever be reminded of Benjamin's love for the Creator, Jesus Christ. Benjamin's memories will continue in our hearts as we embrace the Hummingbird and Flower; Hawk and Eagle; and will always be in the lodges, mountains, rivers, lakes and ocean and in our dreams.
He is survived by his parents Ben and Lila Aparicio, his siblings Maribella Aparicio Hernandez , Lilibell Meza , and Jared Aparicio. His sons Ollin Quetzal, Juan Diego-Ocelotl, Alotl Tlaloc-Xochitl, Mazatepeyolotzin Xihuipahtekatl, Izkalli Cuauhtlatoa, Leo Yeh Cuauhyotzin T, Cuauhtlahuac Q., Cuauhtemoczin T. Benjamin's family would like to express our deepest appreciation for each of you who demonstrated great love to our family during his final months with us here on earth. Benjamin is surely missed but never forgotten. Family is requesting that in lieu of any donations, you give a moment of silence in the open air and embrace all the great memories of Benjamin and pay a kind deed forward to one another. A special memorial service in his honor will be held at a later date.

 
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Marge (Margaret) Remeta LeBard (1924-2020)

Marge (Margaret) Remeta LeBard (1924-2020)

Marge (Margaret) Remeta LeBard was born on September 24, 1924 in Rahway, New Jersey. The sixth of eight children, her parents came to America from Austria-Hungary. Marge moved to Fillmore in 1949. In January 1951 she married Harold (Hap) LeBard (deceased). They lived in the home built by Harold's grandfather in 1890. They raised 2 children in that home, Joyce LeBard Robertson (deceased) and Jim LeBard. Marge lived in the home until 6 years ago when she could no longer care for herself and moved into Greenfield Care Center. Marge called GCC home until her passing on March 21, 2020.
She was a realtor for over 30 years earning many awards. She served on many boards and donated her time to many local organizations.
Marge is survived by stepdaughter Lois (Boots) Brown, son, Jim and wife Kathy, Grandsons Bryan Stafford, Michael LeBard, wife Cheyenne, Great granddaughter Skyler. Step grandsons Eric Brown, wife Tracie, step great grandsons Travis, wife Sue, step great, great granddaughter Avery. Step grandson Philip and step great grandson Austin. Marge has a sister, Arlene Mueller of New Jersey and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to Bardsdale United Methodist Church-restoration of LeBard social hall or new parking lot. The Fillmore Rotary Club or a charity of choice.

 
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Susan Banks (1945-2020)

Susan Banks (1945-2020)

Susan Banks passed away unexpectedly of an aortic aneurysm rupture on February 14, 2020. She was 74 years old.
Susan Christine Banks was born in England on April 3, 1945. At the age of nineteen, she left home and came to the United States by ocean liner. She worked as a temp in Boston for several months, then continued her adventure across the upper United States by Greyhound Bus. She arrived in Los Angeles and met her future husband, Keith Banks. They were married in England on her 21st birthday. The couple returned to the United States and Susan became an active mother to her three children.
The family moved to Fillmore in 1974. Keith and Susan became well known in Fillmore for their home remodeling business, House Doctors, where Susan specialized in tile work and painting. They also became Real Estate Agents. Susan was a regular as a volunteer in the children's classrooms and she became very active in the community.
After the death of her husband, Keith, in 1996, Susan began working with her daughter Taurie and they opened Iron Horse Saddlery, an equestrian equipment store, in Moorpark and Fillmore. When her father had a stroke Susan retired, becoming a caretaker for her parents until their passing. For the past several years she has kept busy doing painting jobs and helping her daughter Taurie with her business ventures.
Since moving to Fillmore, Susan has been very active in the Fillmore Women's Service Club, holding many offices and holding the position of president several times. She was an advocate for the scholarship program and helped develop the Adult Women's Scholarship, for women returning to education, and the Trade Scholarship, for those students with special talents. She encouraged her daughter, Taurie to join the club and Taurie is now the current president, continuing Susan's legacy of helping our community.
Susan also enjoyed fostering kittens for the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center. She was very proud of the fact that she and Taurie had fostered 115 “bottle babies” in two years and was looking forward to continuing that work. She was excited to be a “Foster Failure” by adopting the 115th kitten, a beautiful black kitten, coincidentally named “London”.
Susan had an amazing spirit that is evident in the love and respect that so many people had for her. She was quick to laugh and loved to dance. She was kind and giving to everyone she met. She loved to encourage the young people of Fillmore to find their passion and believe in themselves.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Keith Banks; her parents, Frank and Kathleen Dray; and is survived by her three children: Dray Banks; Taurie Banks; and Davin Banks-Casas; a son in law: Sergio Casas; and one grandson whom she adored: Sabian Howard, all residing in Fillmore
A memorial for Susan will be planned after the current Coronavirus pandemic is over and will be celebration of her life.
For those who would like to honor Susan, we ask that women look into joining the Fillmore Women's Service Club to carry on Susan's great work. People can also make a donation to one of the organizations that Susan dedicated herself to; the Fillmore Women's Service Club for a scholarship in Susan's name and The Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC).

 
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Marianne Steppler Skinner (1942-2020)

Marianne Steppler Skinner (1942-2020)

Marianne Steppler Skinner of Georgetown, Texas passed away at home on January 27, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born in Ventura, California on January 29,1942 to William Albert Steppler and Gladys Mary Steppler of Fillmore, California. She attended local schools through high school. After high school, she attended Ventura College.
Marianne enjoyed a long career as a Program Analyst with the Department of Defense, working in Washington D.C., Jackass Flats, Nevada and Port Hueneme, California. She retired in 2004, remaining in California until 2010, when she and husband, Lee Skinner, moved to Georgetown, Texas. Marianne and Lee were married on April 11, 1992 and were absolute soul mates.
Marianne enjoyed physical fitness classes of all sorts, was a voracious reader, loved dogs and the California beaches. She and Lee enjoyed many camping trips to the Rincon area of Ventura County. All the trips included their dogs, of course. Marianne was very spiritual, was baptized while in high school, and was very active in her faith. Marianne was an active member of AA with over 34 years of sobriety. She actively worked with hospitals and institutions and sponsored numerous women over the years.
She is predeceased by her parents; brother, Charles; and grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Lee; father-in-law, Wilford Skinner of Grand Saline, Texas; sisters, Kathryn Westerberg (husband Roger) and Susan Adams (husband Curt) of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the Coronavirus, the Service had to be cancelled.

 
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Nancie Jean DeFever Hart (1946-2020)

Nancie Jean DeFever Hart (1946-2020)

Nancie Jean DeFever Hart, 1964 Fillmore High School graduate, passed away peacefully in her beautiful home surrounded by her loving family on April 3, 2020. Nancie was the daughter of Bernard and Donna DeFever. She is survived by her loving husband, Don Hart (class of 64’), the son of Pete and Irene Hart. Nancie was the niece of Oscar DeFever, long time Fillmore Fire Chief.
Nancie is mother to her four surviving sons: Eric, Keith, Jeff, and Cary. She is also survived by her six wonderful grandchildren: Scott, Kevin, Jace, Cody, Emily, and Tyler. She was also gifted with two great-grandchildren: Kameron and Quinn.
Some of Nancie’s greatest attributes are her loving and caring nature. She could spend hours at home playing scrabble or painting colorful floral creations. Back in the day, Don and Nancie could be found eating taquitos at We Three in Fillmore.
At her request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association.
She will be greatly missed by all.

 
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Herbert G. Sauceda (1945-2020)

Herbert G. Sauceda (1945-2020)

Herbert G. Sauceda passed away on the land he loved the most inside his home on Friday, March 27, 2020. Herbert was born on October 3, 1945 and a lifelong resident of Piru, California. He spent his career as a top technician at Polly Carbon Inc. in Valencia, CA., in which he eventually retired from.
He is survived by his only brother Ruben his wife Ramona. Nephews; Ruben wife Maria, Timothy, Isaac and Mateo. Nieces; Romelia her husband Matt, Lorraine, Enjoli and his princess and only great Niece Elize Mercedes. He enjoyed watching Elize dance taking her to most dance classes and always encouraging her dreams. He never missed one of her recitals, shows or competitions and weekly stops at IHOP after practice was there must have routine!
In his earlier years he played as a lead guitarist in a band and was and a huge fan of the outdoors specifically fishing and hunting. After retirement he even worked at one of the local shooting ranges in Piru, CA. He worked there for many years and was admired by all who knew him and was known to always get you on target. One of the things he was most proud of was serving his Country. He served in the Vietnam War for the U.S. Army first Battalion 28th infantry first infantry division. He received several metals during his term but one most recognized was his accommodation for heroism. After a massive rocket attack his entire battalion was in golfed in fire yet he rushed to assist in treating and evacuating the wounded men. Despite being hit several times with flying Shrapnel he still continued delivering vital resupplies of ammunition to forward positions. He was truly the definition of an American war Hero and admired by all who knew him. Although He will be dearly missed, he will continue to live in the hearts of his loved ones. He always said, his “Princess Elize” was his world so for now we’ll be his moon until we meet above the Sun.
Graveside services for Herbert will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Piru Cemetery. Funeral Services are under the direction of Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services.

 
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Gumesindo “Tory” Cervantez Jr. (1941-2020)

Gumesindo “Tory” Cervantez Jr. (1941-2020)

On Monday, March 16, 2020 Tory passed away peacefully at the age of 78. He was a long time resident of Fillmore. Tory was born on May 4, 1941 to Gumesindo and Mary Cervantez. He attended elementary and high schools in Fillmore. Soon after leaving school he started working for Chaney’s Trucking as a hauler, from there he started his career as a Stressor Operator for Ameron Pole Products in Fillmore and retired after 30 years of service. That is where he met the love of his life Gloria Ramirez and they would share 36 years together as husband and wife. Tory loved the outdoors. He was an avid fishermen, hunter, enjoyed working in his garden at home and at the school farm. He also enjoyed raising Canaries, Cockatiels, loved to BBQ, he enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball, and playing washers. He was a die hard New York Giants fan and Dodgers fan.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Gumesindo Cervantez and Mary Zuno, wife Gloria Cervantez, Brother Ony Cervantez and sister Lupe Rizo. He is survived by, Step-Daughter Donna Underwood (Scott), Pete (Emilie), Joe (Marla), Tony (Rosie), Georgia (Joe), Frank, three Grand Children and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Viewing will be Wednesday, March 25th from 5pm-7pm and Rosary to follow at Chapel of the Angels 600 E. Pleasant Street, Santa Paula.
Burial will be Thursday, March 26th at 10am, Bardsdale Cemetery.

 
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Rose Terrazas (1943-2020)

Rose Terrazas (1943-2020)

Rose Marie Terrazas, age 76, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family the evening of Monday, March 9, 2020. She was born to the late William and Josephine Tongate on May 21, 1943.
Rose worked many years in the medical field caring for so many as a CNA in in various hospitals and nursing homes. Additionally, she was a caring and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and homemaker. By far the greatest “job’ title she ever held was grandmother, the amount of love and the special bond she shared with her grandkids was unmeasurable. She enjoyed to cook and bake, not only for her family but also for anyone who would come to her house. Rose was a warmhearted, kind, and caring person who truly enjoyed making others happy and would always go out of her way to ensure that others were happy and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years Raymond Terrazas, sons Anthony and Tommy Terrazas, Grandchildren Alex, Brianna and Courtney Terrazas, and Daughter in law Maria Teresa Terrazas, and a number of close family members and friends who she loved deeply.
A celebration of life will take place on April 11, 2020 at 440 River St. Fillmore, CA. 93015 at 2pm.

 
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Billie Mae Stimac (1927-2020)

Billie Mae Stimac (1927-2020)

On March 7, 2020, Billie Mae Stimac (née Elkins) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, at age 92, just shy of her 93rd birthday.
Billie was born at home in Bardsdale on March 19, 1927 to Carl Ward and Hazel Ione Talmage Elkins, the second of four children. She moved with her mother and siblings Patricia, Carl, and Carolyn to Fillmore after the death of her father. After graduating from Fillmore High School in 1944, she got a job at the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company as a switchboard operator. It was during this time she met the love of her life, John Robert Stimac. She thought he was very handsome and a good dancer. They married on December 7, 1946, and shared 56 years together.
While John continued his work as a lineman, Billie raised their four children—Stephen, Joanne, Catherine, and Joseph. After living in Ventura and Fillmore, the family finally settled in Van Nuys. Once all of her children were in school, she went back to school herself, eager to rejoin the working world. She graduated from business school and began working at the Valley News and Green Sheet as a tele-typesetter. It was deafening in the machine room, but she loved the 15 years she spent there.
Her house was not just a home for her children, but also their friends; the door was always open to whomever needed refuge. She was generous and compassionate, and only wanted to see her children happy and successful. Over the following years, she welcomed their respective spouses—Anne, Roger, Thomas, and Darlene—with open arms. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her biggest delight; she had twenty-two in total, with one more on the way.
After John's retirement and a move to Moorpark, the couple stayed busy, caring for their grandchildren, golfing, and participating in local clubs. Billie was a member of the Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club and The Altar Society at Holy Cross Church. They could also fully indulge in their empty nest and travel the world. Billie was always up for adventure, whether the destination was a campground with a leaky tent, a suite on the seas, or a tiny room in a quaint hotel.
John's death in 2003 didn't dampen her need to socialize, travel, and give back to her community. Before his death, they had finally settled in Leisure Village. She dove into everything the Village had to offer, working backstage with the Player's Guild, joining the bowling league, and playing bridge and bunko. She continued to travel with family, though her trips got shorter and she stayed closer to home.
Billie was an accomplished hostess, baker, and seamstress. She tap danced, taught herself to paint, set a high standard for doing things right even if it meant exhausting herself, and bowled a 200 game at age 84. She loved the color aquamarine, Franzia boxed wine, fast food, musicals, Frank Sinatra, getting lost in a good book, the film Casablanca, lighthouses, and roses. She had a knack for telling jokes at unlikely moments.
Billie is preceded in death by her firstborn son, Stephen “Rocky,” and her husband, John. She is survived by her sister Carolyn Sherman, her four children and their spouses, her ten grandchildren and their spouses, and her twelve great-grandchildren. She will be remembered as a strong woman who inspired and guided her family to lead lives as joy-filled and giving as hers. She was loving and much loved.
Memorial services will be held Friday, March 20th, with a viewing at 9:00 a.m. and a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. at Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo, CA. Following the mass, a private family ceremony will be held at Bardsdale Cemetery.

 
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Anice Christine (Boblett) Clinton (1924-2020)

Anice Christine (Boblett) Clinton (1924-2020)

Anice Christine (Boblett) Clinton, age 95, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Shiloh Nursing and Rehab in Springdale. She was born on September 18, 1924, in Clarendon, Arkansas, to Frank and Nora (Wilhite) Sanders. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Boblett; her son, Jerry Boblett; three half-sisters; and her grandson, Jeffrey Talent.
Anice was a homemaker by trade, but it was also something she took great pride in. Her doors were always open to a child in need. She loved everyone that she met. She thoroughly enjoyed life and had a wonderful laugh.
She is survived by her six children, Frank Boblett and wife Peggy of Ventura, California, Dellia Thorn and husband Jimmy of Alma, Jimmy Boblett and wife O’detta of Kingman, Arizona, Patsy Oxford of Springdale, and Danny Boblett and wife Glenda of Van Buren; fifteen grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren.
Cremation and arrangements are under the care of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home.
To place an online tribute, visit www.nelsonberna.com