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Minnie Lou Benedict (1933–2018)

Minnie Lou Benedict (1933–2018)

Minnie Lou Benedict of Fillmore CA passed away peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2018, in Fillmore CA, after a six month bout with inoperable brain cancer.
She was 84.
Minnie Lou was born on October 5, 1933 in Fillmore Ca. to Aver and Dossie Grimes. She lived in Fillmore nearly all of her life. She graduated from Fillmore High School in 1953, and then worked as a retail clerk for a few years and later as a part time assistant to her father in the management of his business enterprises, which included citrus ranching, an RV park, property management and other small businesses.
As a young woman, her favorite pastime was riding and caring for her horses. For decades, she regularly attended Fillmore Methodist Church and later attended First Baptist Church in Fillmore for more than 25 years until her passing.
She was married to James L. Benedict, of Ventura, who preceded her in death in 1993. They had no children.
In the past three decades, she was actively involved with her extended family and kept up on current events. Her sense of civic responsibility led her to vote in every election since 1957. She was a generous contributor to churches, other religious organizations, and medical charities.
She is survived by her niece, Mary Grimes of Ventura, three first cousins, Ventura County, one first cousin in Sacramento, and two first cousins in other states.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 600 Central Avenue, Fillmore. Memorial service will be Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11a.m. at the Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, with interment immediately following at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe Street.

 
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Geraldine Frances Wunsch Lee (1941-2018)

Geraldine Frances Wunsch Lee (1941-2018)

Geraldine Frances Wunsch Lee (Geri) passed away on September 2, 2018. Geri was born August 16, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA. to Robert V. Wunsch and Veronica M. Hentges. Geri worked for The Southern California Gas Company for 36 years and retired as a Lead Planning Associate. After retiring, Geri moved to Fillmore, CA. in 2003 and enjoyed volunteering throughout the community. She worked with the Rotary Club, the Ladies Auxiliary, the Fillmore Historical Museum, Fillmore's Parks and Recreation, and the Fillmore Convalescent Center. She is survived by her children Robert Lee, Jr., Colleen Lee, Lauree Belleville, Catherine Graden (Jeff), her grandchildren Zachary Lee, Jacob Graden (Sindy), Aaron Morse (Melanie), Samantha Belleville, Patrick Belleville (Denise), Jason Belleville (Lexi), Julaine Graden, and Jackson Graden; her great-grandchildren Liam Barrett, Benaiah Henley, and Baby Belleville (due October 2018). A memorial for Geri will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM Faith Community Church, 355 D St. Fillmore, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice.

 
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Billie Darlene Gooding (1931–2018)

Billie Darlene Gooding (1931–2018)

Billie Darlene Gooding was born on February 24, 1931, in Hebbronville, Jim Hogg County, Texas. She was the eldest daughter to Floy and William Morris. After battling cancer off and on for a number of years, she went peacefully to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Darlene moved to Santa Paula, CA with her parents and sister in June of 1949. Her father, William, was a Field Superintendent for Humble Oil Co. (now ExxonMobil) and he had been transferred to California. Darlene was a 1949 graduate of Webster High School in Webster, Texas.
Darlene married Clifford W. Galbraith in 1950. They had four children – Daniel, Stacey, Shelley, and Steve. Darlene and Clifford divorced in 1969. In 1970, Darlene married John (Bud) Gooding.
Over the years Darlene worked in several clerical, bookkeeping, and managerial positions. She was a co-owner of Santa Paula Lanes with her husband Bud from 1976 until they sold it in 1992. Darlene was actively involved in the management of Gooding Ranch until her son, Dan, was named manager in 2008.
Darlene is preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy (Cissie) Stringer, Clifford Galbraith, John Gooding, her two daughters, Stacey Nasalroad and Shelley Signor, and daughter-in-law Linda Galbraith. Darlene is survived by sons Dan and Steve, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Brad Nasalroad and Gene Signor, and daughter-in-law Brenda Galbraith.
Per Darlene’s wishes, there will be a private family graveside service in Santa Paula, CA.

 
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Floyd K Legan Jr. (1924-2018)

Floyd K Legan Jr. (1924-2018)

Floyd K. Legan Jr. passed away in his sleep on August 7th 2018 in Oxnard, California. Born on June 6th 1924, to Floyd and Cecelia Legan at the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. The Legan family resided in Santa Barbara for 14 years while Floyd attended Den Grammar School on the Dos Pueblos Ranch, Elwood Grammar School in Gaviota, and the La Cumbra School in Santa Barbara. In 1939 the Legan Family moved to the Legan Ranch in Fillmore, where Floyd attended and graduated from Fillmore High School in 1943.
Floyd entered the US army in June 1943, and served until late 1945 in the Philippines as one of the “Remington Raiders.” After an honorable discharge, Floyd went on to attend to attend Woodbury College/University, where he received a degree in public accounting, which he practiced until 2015. Floyd was also active in the day-to-day operations of the family ranch.
Floyd was an active member throughout his life with the Fillmore First United Methodist Church, Piru United Methodist Church, and the Bardsdale United Methodist Church.
Floyd was very thankful for the many years love and care given to him by Andrea, Bryan, and Wyatt.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bardsdale United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at the Bardsdale Cemetery on August 25th at 9:00AM.

 
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Marjorie Anita Southwick

Marjorie Anita Southwick

Marjorie Anita Southwick, 95 years old, died June 15, 2018 in Carson City, Nevada. Born on October 3, 1922 in Oxnard, California, she was the second daughter of Allen T. and Isla G. Coleman. Her sister Helen was her only sibling.
Anita graduated from Fillmore (CA) High School in 1939. She married Glen Southwick on October 4, 1942. Glen’s enlistment in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 led them to Texas and Florida, where they started their family. After the war they returned to Fillmore, where Anita continued raising their growing family, working at times as a teacher’s aide at the elementary school and volunteering at blood banks.
Known to family and friends simply as “Ne,” she was very skilled in sewing and quilting, was an avid reader, and a talented painter. She played the piano, studied history, and spent years researching family genealogy. Ne loved big band music and danced to Glenn Miller. She loved baking bread, cookies and other treats.
In 1965-1966, Anita and Glen hosted Bismar Pombo, an AFS exchange student from Uruguay. Their generous love and hospitality soon made Bismar a fourth brother. He still maintains regular contact with the family, including trips back to America to reunite with them.
Anita and Glen moved to Clayton, Idaho in 1969, where they owned the Saturday Mountain Resort along the Salmon River. She spent several years working for the Challis National Forest at the Yankee Fork Ranger Station. After selling the resort in 1975, they built a house nearby. It was a favorite family gathering place, especially in the summer months when Anita’s garden yielded fresh raspberries to top ice cream desserts.
After retirement, the couple volunteered for many years at the nearby ghost town of Custer. Working as a docent at the Custer Museum, Ne greeted visitors and worked in the gift shop. She and Glen were also instrumental in the founding of the Friends of Custer Museum (now The Land of the Yankee Fork Historical Association).
In 1997, Ne and Glen moved to Stevensville, Montana. Both were soon active volunteers at the Stevensville Museum, and had an interest in the Lewis and Clark bicentennial activities of the area. They loved to take road trips, putting thousands of miles on their car, visiting friends and family, and sightseeing.
The couple moved for the last time to the Gardnerville/Carson City area of Nevada in 2006 to be closer to family in their final years. She was preceded in death by her husband Glen, her sister Helen McNair and infant son David.
Anita is survived by her children Don, Marilyn, Tim, Bismar and Roger. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Scott, Mark, Leslie, Melanie, Jacob and Joshua Munoz; Charles and Edward Southwick; Emilio Pombo; and Eric Snider; as well as 25 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. A memorial gathering was held at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa, Nevada on July 8, 2018. We miss her greatly, but are also comforted that she is reunited with Glen and all their wonderful memories.

 
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Dwain D. LeBard (1934-2018)

Dwain D. LeBard (1934-2018)

Dwain D. LeBard, 84, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Mae.
Dad was an Army Veteran, a reserve policeman, a volunteer fireman and proud, retired mechanic. He was a husband, father and grandfather, a shy silent genius and an inventor.
We will miss his honesty and dry wit and send him “thanks” for all he did for us.
Dwain is survived by his sister Marjorie Orr; daughters Janet Haskell (Kevin) and Jaci Avila (Mark);
grandchildren Rebecca and Nicholas Avila; 3 step children and 5 step grand-children.
No funeral Services will be held; our hearts are broken but Dad is free. Show love for your family while they are here.
In appreciation for their caring service, the City of Fillmore Fire Dept. has been chosen by Dwain’s family as the recipient of memorial donations. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to:
Fillmore Fire Foundation (501 3c) P.O. Box 331 Fillmore, CA 93016.
To contact directly call (805) 558-0932.

 
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Kimberly Ann Torres (1953-2018)

Kimberly Ann Torres (1953-2018)

Kimberly Ann Torres, of Fillmore, California, passed away at her home on July 26, 2018 at the age of 65. Kim’s journey began in Oxnard, California on July 19, 1953, the oldest child of David Wright and Joan Temple. Kim was a 1971 graduate of Fillmore High School and spent most of her life in or near the Fillmore area. Kim’s greatest enjoyment came from her kids, Megan and Josh, and her grandkids. She had an unwavering love for her family. Kim will be fondly remembered for her work ethic, love of animals and her forgiving heart. Kim is survived by her daughter, Megan Lee; grandchildren, Lynelle Lee, Logan Lee, Brianna Reed, Parker Reed; sisters, Denise Core, Piper McGeehan; brother, David Wright; step-parents, Russ Temple and Shirley Williams. Kim was preceded in death by her son, Joshua Reed, and both of her parents, David Wright and Joan Temple. Kim’s family appreciates the support and kindness she was afforded by many during her final months. In accordance with Kim’s wishes there will be no service. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Kim’s honor.

 
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Evelyn LaVerne Foster Moser (1937-2018)

Evelyn LaVerne Foster Moser (1937-2018)

Evelyn LaVerne Foster Moser, 80, of Pocahontas, Arkansas, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas. Evelyn was born on Friday, November 5, 1937, in Swifton, Arkansas to Charles T. Foster and Evah E. Henderson Foster.
Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents Charles T. Foster and Evah E. Henderson Foster, husband Jake A Moser, son Charles Moser, brother Talmadge Foster, sister Charlotte Erickson.
Survivors include children Vickie J (Debbie Pocwierz) Bennett of California, Kenneth A. Moser of Arkansas and Evelyn L. Moser of Arkansas, sister Freddie D. Gregory of Arkansas; grandchildren Amanda D. (Billy) Warren, Katelyn C. (Dallas) Allen, Jacob W. Moser, Jillian A. Moser, Henry D. (Tiffany Mares) Bennett III, Kaytlin T. (Shaun) Holton, Mallissa M. (Johnny) Long, Jeremy J. (Jessica) Moser, Evelyn L Moser II, David G. Turk Jr. and Stephanie Pocwierz; great grandchildren Justin, Landyn Bentlee, Kahrlee, Madison, Lillyann, Kali, Dallas Jr., Eva, Aiden, Gavin, and Kale; many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones, special canine friend Bella.
Evelyn was a wonderful Nonnie to many, many souls throughout her lifetime.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9am-11am at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Ave., Fillmore; following Graveside Service at Bardsdale Cemetery 1698 S. Sespe St., Fillmore.
Celebration of Life following at El Pescador Restaurant 1305 Ventura St. (Hwy 126) Fillmore.

 
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Maria Lupe Lupercio Casillas (1934-2018)

Maria Lupe Lupercio Casillas (1934-2018)

Con gran dolor en nuestros corazónes anunciamos el fallecimiento de nuestra querida mamá, abuela y bisabuela Maria Guadalupe Lupercio.
Guadalupe nació un 18 de Diciembre de 1934 en Guadalajara, México. Ella falleció tranquilamente el día 21 de Julio de 2018 en su hogar rodeada de sus seres queridos a la edad de 83 años. A Guadalupe le gustaba cocinar, ir de compras y disfrutaba pasar el tiempo con su familia y cuidar de sus nietos y bisnietos. Se reunirá con sus hijos Rúben Casillas, María Casillas y su nieto Mario Arias.
La sobreviven sus hijos: Pedro Casillas, Maria Elena Casillas, Martha Bernal y sus nietos: Ricardo Casillas, Vanesa Casillas, Jacqueline Casillas, Laura Velasco, Leticia Velasco, Jennifer Stone, Jonathan Bernal, Julie Bernal, Joshua Bernal, Jason Bernal, Pedro Casillas, Jovanni Casillas, Krystal Casillas, Josue Casillas y 16 bisnietos.
Visitación fúnebre de cuerpo presente será de 4:00PM – 6:45PM el lunes 30 de Julio 2018 en Skillin –Carroll Mortuary, 600 Central Ave., Fillmore, CA seguida por el Santo Rosario a las 7:00pm. La misa se llevara acabo el martes 31 de Julio del 2018 a las 10:00am en la Iglesia Catolica St. Francis of Assisi, 1048 W. Ventura , Fillmore Ca. Entierro despúes de la misa en Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe St., Fillmore.

 
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Gaspar “Jess” Barragan (1939-2018)

Gaspar “Jess” Barragan (1939-2018)

Gaspar “Jess” Barragan, 79, passed into the arms of his beloved Savior on Saturday, July 14, 2018. In addition to his parents, Gaspar was preceded in death by his brother Lee Barragan and son Manuel Barragan. Gaspar will forever be remembered by his wife Anne Barragan, and his loving children Gwynne Weinreb, Yvette Miller, Traci (Brandon) Chewning, Jeffrey Barragan, (Fiance Justine Rosales) and Heather Barragan. Gaspar is the brother of Rachel Brown, Armida Martin, Diane Choubin, Ben Barragan, and Steve Barragan. He will greatly be missed by his grandchildren Frank, Erik, Sam, Ashley, Nichole, Alex, James Jr, Annalise, Leah, Brandon Jr, Jace, baby boy Barragan, and his 8 great-grandchildren.
In honor of Gaspar, a memorial service will be held at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary on July 28, 2018 at 11am.

 
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Jerry Michael Botts (1938-2018)

Jerry Michael Botts (1938-2018)

Jerry Michael Botts, was born September 18, 1938 to Mardenis and Iris Botts in Santa Paula, CA.
After graduating high school in 1956, he joined the Army reserves. He went on afterwards to roofing homes for 30 years. He owned Thomas Roofing Service in Fillmore, CA for 17 years. On a rainy March 16th, 1963, Jerry married Paula Miller, in Ventura, CA. Jerry and Paul have two sons, Michael and John and 6 grandchildren. Jerry is survived by his wife Paula, of 55 years, his sons, his sisters Velda and Heidi and brother Chris.
In 1989, after his retirement from his roofing business, Jerry went into the ministry preaching the Gospels. His ministry led him to Burbank CA, Taft CA, and Helena Montana along with missionary work around the globe including Africa. Jerry and Paula returned to California in 2012 and made their home in Somis, CA. Jerry went home to his Father on June 13th, 2018, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Jerry led countless people to the Lord, teaching the Gospel and demonstrating what Christ called him to be, “a fisher of men”. He influenced many lives and will be missed by all that knew him. His life was celebrated in Santa Paula, CA on June 23rd with family and friends at the Church of Christ.

 
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Henry Edward Krieger Jr. (1926-2018)

Henry Edward Krieger Jr. (1926-2018)

Henry Edward Krieger (Jr), long time resident of Fillmore, California for 80 years, recently of Santa Paula, passed away peacefully of natural causes on June 25, 2018. Jr. was surrounded and comforted by family members and friends at the time of his passing, Henry was 91 years old. Jr. was born in Ada, Oklahoma, on July 18, 1926. He was one of six children, of Auby S. Keller and Henry Edward Krieger Sr.

Henry Krieger Jr. was married to Dorothy Fern Mitchell, on November 26, 1945. They had two children. Henry was a Veteran of World War 2, for which he served from the age of seventeen, and turned nineteen, on his boat ride home from Europe. Henry was a member of the 44th Infantry Division, United States Army. Henry went on to work in the Oil Fields located around Ventura County and other various locations throughout Southern California.

Henry Krieger was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Mitchell, parents: Auby and Henry Krieger, Brother A.J. Krieger, and Sisters, Geneva Krieger, Winona Krieger, and Lohoma June Krieger.

Henry Krieger Jr. is survived by his Sister, Nola Ann Wilson, Sunland CA; his two children; Cecil Edward Krieger of Bakersfield, CA; and Junne (Jerry) Byrum of Santa Paula, CA; Four grandchildren; Jerry C Byrum Jr, Santa Paula, CA, Cecil Edward Krieger, Taft, CA, Christine Lynn Lopez, Bakersfield, CA, and Joseph Paul Byrum, Santa Paula, CA; thirteen Great Grandchildren; Dylan Cole Byrum, Matthew Jacob Krieger, Katelynn Nicole Byrum, Zachary John Kreiger, Hailey Nicole Lopez, Anthony Jaiden Byrum, Brenden John Krieger, William Edward Krieger, Malia Rose Lopez, Salena Marie Ayala, Joseph David Leon, and Jacob David Leon.

Friends and Family are invited to celebrate Henry’s life on July 6, 2018, 10:00 A.M. at Bardsdale Cemetery, located at 1698 S. Sespe Street, Fillmore, California. A Grave-Side Service with Military Honors will be held in his honor.

 
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Rojelio Valencia Avila (1931-2018)

Rojelio Valencia Avila (1931-2018)

Rojelio Valencia Avila also referred to as ‘Roy / Chono’ 87 years old of Fillmore, Ca. was called home on Monday, June 11th, 2018.
Roy was a very loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and Friend to many.
Roy was born on March 11th, 1931, in Ventura, Ca. He was the 3rd of 6 siblings who were raised in Ventura County.
Roy met Rita Hernandez in Fillmore in 1954 and shortly thereafter they married. Roy settled with Rita in Fillmore and began a family of 6 girls known as the “Avila Girls”.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Joselito Lopez.
Roy is survived by his wife Rita: Daughters Rosa (Gino) Garcia, Antonia (Jose) Lopez, Karin (Joe) Diaz, Esmeralda Avila, Brenda (Gary) Toyooka and Jessica (Jaime) Esquivel. He leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
He began his career establishing one of the first gardening services in Fillmore known as “J Roy’s Gardening Service”.
He spent his years living life to the fullest. One of his greatest talents and passions in addition to being a successful landscaper he was also a self-taught musician.
Roy was big on creating new family traditions for all the generations to embrace; these included family camping trips to Lake Tahoe and various regular outings. Family get-togethers at home were always one of his favorites, especially when he would bring out one of his many guitars and play some of his favorite songs for the family.
Roy came from a very humble beginning and accomplished so much within his lifetime. He taught his family that success was defined by how hard you worked and put your mind towards any goal and that having a degree did not always define your success. He took pride in leading by example and giving his family constructive loving feedback to accomplish whatever they had in mind.
God looked around his garden and found an empty space then he looked down upon your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest, I know for a fact God’s garden is beautiful because he only takes the best.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Faith Community Church 355 D Street in Fillmore. The recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:45pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 E. Ventura Street in Fillmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1048 W. Ventura Street in Fillmore. Burial to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 So. Sespe Street in Fillmore, Ca.
For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories and post pictures, please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Roy’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family owned and operated ROBERT REY GARCIA JR FUNERAL SERVICES, Santa Paula, CA 93060. 805.229.7054

 
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John Albert Brothers (1924-2018)

John Albert Brothers (1924-2018)

John was born in Muncie, Indiana. He spent his first years on a small family farm, a place he remembered fondly long after. When the family lost the farm in the Depression, his mother had to support four children through diverse odd jobs in town; her resourcefulness, hard work, and good humor provided the fundamental model for John's life.
John enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, after high school, serving in the Philippines. The Navy indirectly shaped his later life in music and art: he sang in the Blue Jacket Choir at Great Lakes Training Camp and whiled away long duty hours as a pharmacist's mate drawing sketches in the official log book. His later decision to move to California may have stemmed from naval training in San Bernardino, where he was amazed to smell orange blossoms in winter.
After discharge, John majored in art and music at Ball State Teacher's College, in Indiana. Here he met fellow music major Myrtle Minneman, to whom he would be married for nearly 65 years. From Ball State, John took a job teaching high-school band in Alto, Texas, in 1951. Two years later, he moved to the low desert of California to teach band and chorus at Calipatria High School. By 1956, the family had added four sons. Facing this economic imperative, John moved to a better-paying job in Fillmore, once again among orange blossoms. At Fillmore High he switched to art, in effect becoming a one-man art department. This meant not only teaching but providing after-hours help for school plays, Christmas pageants, and proms.
Although both worked full time, John and Myrt developed an unusually rich family life. John led the Bardsdale Methodist Church choir for several decades—a choir noted for his imaginative selection of choral pieces. John formed a faculty barbershop octet, and he and Myrt gave two-piano concerts for local fund-raising efforts. Meanwhile, John continually painted, sketched, and sculpted for family and friends. Around Christmas and Easter, he created gifts for one and all, including Easter eggs painstakingly painted in miniature. In summer, the whole family always spent two weeks backpacking in the High Sierra. Here there was plenty of time to hike, read, sketch, and stalk the wily golden trout.
John and Myrt were always generous toward others, but they lived within their means, so that John was able to retire several years early. He launched an array of art and music projects: singing in the county master chorale, painting a mural for the Fillmore Museum, sketching a series of postcards for Rancho Camulos, acting in local plays, and traveling to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.
John spent the last 15 years of his life battling muscular discoordination and speech impairment from a cerebral hemorrhage. While these limited him physically, they did not much dampen his spirits; he continued to view life around him with interest and a characteristically sardonic sense of humor until his last days.
John's wife Myrt passed away on April 23, 2013; he is survived by their four sons and families, including nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Bardsdale Methodist Church, 1498 Bardsdale Ave., at 10:00 a.m., July 7.

 
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Terry Ray McGuire (1943-2018)

Terry Ray McGuire (1943-2018)

Terry Ray McGuire, born on July 24, 1943 in Fillmore, California, to Viola Lemons and Ray McGuire, passed away at age 74 on May 23, 2018 in Ventura, California. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Social Sciences. Terry served in the United States Army and attended Officer Candidate School in Fort Lee, Virginia. As a 2nd Lieutenant he was assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas in the Quarter Master Corp, where he met United States Army officer Lieutenant Janice June Roth. They would later be married in Redlands, CA, and would eventually settle in Ventura, CA. He worked in the Liquor & Wine Industry as the Owner of Mandell's Liquor and Wine Shop for 35 years. Terry was married to and survived by Janice June McGuire. He is also survived by his son, Kevin Roth McGuire and wife Dr. Heather Renee McGuire D.P.M.; grandchildren, Addison Renee McGuire and Ewan Matthew McGuire; as well as brother Jim McGuire and wife Charlene McGuire; brother in law James Roth and wife Sharleen Roth. He was a member of Downtown Lions Club of Ventura for over 40 years. Donations are welcome and can be made in Terry's name to the Fillmore High School Alumni Association or the Ventura Missionary Church missions. Friends and family can pay their respects at a memorial service at Ventura Missionary Church on Saturday, June 16th at 11:30 a.m. at 500 High Point Drive, Ventura, California, with an off-site reception to follow.

 
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Lanie T. Doll (1922-2018)

Lanie T. Doll (1922-2018)

Lanie T. Doll 95, of Fillmore passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, peacefully at home with her family by her side.
Lanie was born August 11, 1922 in Leipzig, Germany. She was a Ventura County resident for 42 years.
Lanie was a talented painter; she mastered both water color and oil media. She received awards for her portraits and landscapes. She traveled extensively with her husband John and served as his interpreter for him on trips to Europe as she spoke fluent German. Lanie and John were married for 65 years until Johns’ passing in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Paula wolf.
Lanie is survived by her son Cary (wife Patti) and daughter Colleen Doll-Hornbaker (husband Dave), grandchild Jon Doll (wife Bethany), great grandchildren Samantha Dale, Alexandria Dale, Everly Doll and Ella Doll.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Bardsdale Cemetery. A Memorial Service to follow at the Bardsdale Methodist Church, 1498 Bardsdale Ave, Bardsdale.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 600 Central Ave, Fillmore, CA, 93015.

 
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Onesimo “Ony” Cervantez (1934-2018)

Onesimo “Ony” Cervantez (1934-2018)

Onesimo “Ony” Cervantez was born February 16, 1934 and was taken from his loving family June 3, 2018. He was 84 years young. He was born and lived his entire life in Fillmore. He graduated from Fillmore High School, Class of 1954. He was inducted into the U.S. Army to serve his country in the Korean War on March 1955, and was a Field Communications Crewman. He was honorably discharge in 1957.
Ony retired from General Motors after 35 years of service as a repairman. His main hobbies were hunting and fishing with his son, Raymond, and his brothers, nephews and good friends. Those trips will never be forgotten.
Ony is preceded in death by his parents, Gumesindo and Maria R. Cervantez Zuno and sister Lupe Rizo and sister-in-law Gloria Cervantez. Ony is survived by his two sons: Raymond (Nancy) of Fillmore, and Robert of Sherman oaks: step-father, Salvador (Chuy) Zuno, brothers: Joe (Marlene), Pete (Emily), Tony (Rosie), Tory Frank and sister Georgia (Joe Cabral) all of Fillmore. Grandchildren, Kelly (Dori) Brown, Casey (Anne) Brown and 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at Bardsdale Cemetery, Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cancer Society of Ventura County.

 
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Eugene L. Warring (1925-2018)

Eugene L. Warring (1925-2018)

Eugene “Gene" Warring, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21, 2018, in Mariposa, CA.
Gene was born on June 21, 1925, at his family home at Buckhorn Ranch, located in the Santa Clara Valley near Fillmore, CA. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Warring, settled in this area and developed several acres of citrus in 1861. Gene was born to Lester and Bessie Warring and was the youngest of five children. His brothers Jack, Leland, Bill and his sister Anita preceded him in death.
At 17, Gene volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy. He served from 1943 to 1945 aboard the USS Chincoteague as a Radioman and received a Purple Heart. The most memorable event in Gene’s experience during the War was witnessing the raising of the United States Flag on Iwo Jima.
After returning from the war in the Pacific, he married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Mauck. He always said he wanted to marry Gloria from the first time he saw her at a Fillmore High School dance. They were married in Las Vegas, NV on July 7, 1945. Together they made their home in Fillmore and had four children, Christopher, Kathleen, Crystal, and Philip. Gene worked for the local Union Oil Distributorship for several years and later was offered an opportunity to work for the family-owned business, The Warring Brothers Citrus Ranch. He moved his family into his childhood home at Buckhorn Ranch where they lived for 7 years. In 1965, he and Gloria became owners of the 76 Union Oil Distributorship in Fillmore and worked together until their retirement several years later. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife in their RV taking in the beautiful country that he loved. These were always his favorite memories and stories to share.
Gene was a natural athlete. He enjoyed playing golf and swimming, but his passion was pitching a “mean” softball! He loved the game, but especially the camaraderie it brought. He was always very humble and modest about his pitching abilities, but he was very well known throughout Southern California for his “fastball." His love for the game continued as he coached his son in Little League for several years. He was also known for his sense of humor and love of life. His laugh was always very contagious. One that, when you heard him laughing, you just couldn’t help but laugh along with him.
Gene is survived by his wife Gloria of 73 years; his three children, daughter Kathleen (Vernon) Crofford of Mariposa, daughter Crystal (Gary) Cox of Mariposa, son Philip (Jessica) Warring of Milbrae; seven grandchildren, Leah (Ron) Zawadzki, Kelly (Ryan) Rettig, Summer (Justin) Gish, John (Gianna) Cox, Seth (Leanna) Cox, Alexander Warring and Sam Warring; and nine great-grandchildren, Kenzie, Ben, Jack, Joe, Kate, Violet, Leo, Micah, and Ezra; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives who loved him dearly.
Gene loved people and his family. He will be greatly missed by all those blessed to have had him in their lives.

 
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Candy Gurrola (1930-2018)

Candy Gurrola (1930-2018)

Candy Gurrola was born on February 2, 1930 in La Verne, CA. Candy was a resident of Fillmore for 30 years before moving to Anaheim, CA, where she passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. She was a medical assistant for 30 + years. She loved giving gifts and sending all occasion cards to all her family and friends.
Candy is preceded in death by parents Panfilo & Juana De Haro Gurrola, sisters Katie Zavala, Lucy Munoz, Pauline Ruiz, brothers John, Gregg & Dolores (twins) and Julio Gurrola.
She is survived by her brothers Camilo Gurrola, Richard Gurrola and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Services for Candy will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 starting with a Rosary at 9:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Church 1048 Ventura St., Fillmore, CA. A Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10am at St. Francis of Assisi Church officiated by Father Alex. Burial to follow at Bardsdale Cemetery 1698 S. Sespe St. Fillmore, CA
Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary.

 
Obituary
Ruth Leah Gunderson (1928-2018)

Ruth Leah Gunderson (1928-2018)

Ruth Leah Gunderson of Fillmore, CA was taken by the loving arms of God through Heaven’s Gates on May 13, 2018. Born in a small home nestled by the tracks of the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Blue Ridge, Virginia Ruth’s life journey began on August 9, 1928. Raised by a mother widowed soon after her birth and being the youngest of 13 children, eight brothers and four sisters, from the very beginning Missy Ruth’s incredible journey began surrounded by love and care. From this she developed her invincible philosophy that she would hug, smile and share love with everyone she met.
After graduating from Piedmont College in Winston Salem, North Carolina she attended and graduated from City Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Winston Salem as well. After graduation Ruth’s independent spirit and encouragement from Sister Betty, gave her no hesitation to grab her newly acquired cap, sit it beside her in her car and head across the country to California.
Once in California Ruth realized she was where she was truly meant to be and started her new life at South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach. Ruth found her calling as an ER nurse at Santa Paula Hospital after relocating to Fillmore in 1971. Later, Ruth left Santa Paula Hospital and went to work for a plastic surgeon in Oxnard. Ruth retired from nursing in the late nineties but never formally retired from working.
Ruth spent Sundays at her second home in Fillmore ~ Faith Community Church. Fellow parishioners could count on Ruth to greet them at the door with hugs and kisses, coordinate church events, mail out the weekly newsletters, help manage the church prayers, anything the church might need Ruth was eager and more than willing to do.
Ruth and her husband Don dedicated their lives’ work to the projects of the Fillmore Rotary. One of Ruth and Don’s favorite Rotary projects is the annual elementary school dictionary handout. Ruth was bestowed with the only known Rotary title of District Hugger. This honorable position was recognized at many West Coast meetings and by the International President ~~ all of course resulting in huge hugs.
Ruth loved her travels with her husband Don. Together, they took twenty three cruises that took them to many of the countries Don had been to during his long career with the U.S. Navy. These trips covered Europe and South America including places like Machu Picchu, Peru and multiple Panama Canal crossings.
When asked about the best gift her journey gave her the answer was always being a mother to her two children and then being a Grandmother to her grandchildren. Mama Ruth loved having her family by her side. She loved decorating for the holidays, cooking big meals, telling stories but most of all she enjoyed her family just being together.
In addition to a legacy of love, kindness and forever smiles Mama Ruthie will always be in the hearts, thoughts and prayers of her family ~~ Husband Don Gunderson of Fillmore, Son Scott Sanders and his wife JoAnn of Fillmore, Daughter Mindy Welch, her Husband Bill, Granddaughter Shelby and Grandson Koby of Ojai, Don's Daughters Jennifer Pimentel of Fillmore and Victoria Bogner, her Husband Jim and Grandsons JJ and Joshua of Carmel, Indiana.
Ruth’s loving and caring spirit will always be remembered and live on by the congregation of the Faith Community Church, and all of the people she touched and held in the City of Fillmore.
Treasured moments and memories from family and friends are encouraged to be shared at her celebration of life ~~ Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Faith Community Church, 355 “D” Street, Fillmore, CA 93015 from 2:00pm -5:00pm.
With her family by her side Mama Ruthie will have her final private graduation at the Bardsdale Cemetery where she will forever keep a special watch over her beloved Fillmore families.
As requested, Ruth’s family is privileged to extend hugs and kisses to all of her Doctors, their Staffs, the Palms Assisted Living in Ventura, Assisted Home Health Hospice and Caregivers, Dignity Memorial of Fillmore, members of the Fillmore Rotary, her Neighbors and all of the people of Fillmore who were along for her journey – there will never be enough thank yous for all you’ve done.