Joaquin A. Rizo, 71, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at his home in Blythe.
Mr. Rizo was born Aug. 25, 1929. He worked locally as an irrigator and card player. He was also a member of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by two step-daughters, Cordelia Rodriguez and Seferina Martinez, both of Blythe.
Visitation is tonight, Feb. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Frye Chapel with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Dr. David Brooks will officiate.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to the American Lung Association.
Frye Chapel and Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Myrtle Edna Bryant, 95, died Jan. 26, 2001 at Palo Verde Hospital in Blythe.
Ms. Bryant was born Dec. 2, 1905 in Goldfield, Nev. She lived in the Blythe area for 15 years and moved here to be closer to her daughter and family. She enjoyed an independent life and eating at Courtesy Coffee Shop.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Floie Barrows of Blythe, and Mary Lou Bryan and Guner Conradson of Santa Maria; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at Frye Chapel with Pastor BK Mullen of the Community United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be private.
Frye Chapel and Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Theresa Marium Smith
Theresa Marium Smith, age 95, passed away peacefully March 8, 2001 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Ralph M. Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years.
Theresa was born in Pueblo, Colorado to William and Grace Evans. She graduated from high school in Oklahoma City and met her husband there. They were married in 1923 and moved to South East, Kansas. They raised their three children, Owen Neal Smith and Virginia Pickell of Fredonia, Kansas and Betty Brown of Carpinteria, California.
Theresa was a 50-year member of the Easter Star, White Shrine, EHU, and Farm Bureau. She was instrumental in bringing electricity to their area of Kansas and a charter member of the R.E.A.
Theresa will be remembered for many things, especially the many beautiful quilts that she pieced and quilted by hand. Each member of her family cherishes the quilts she made for them. Theresa started teaching a quilting class at the Carpinteria Community Church in 1967 and that group is still active.
Granny, as everyone called her, will be missed by all of her family. Her Carpinteria grandchildren are: Mac and Debbie Brown, their children, Frank, Mike, Melissa and
Will; Mary Louise and Richard Sanchez, their children Laura and Rick; Elizabeth and Robert Van Eyck, their children, Thomas, Nicholas and Heidi.
Dianne Patricia Dobbins passed away peacefully on January 29, 2002, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was with her family at her children’s ranch in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, where she had traveled for the holidays. Dianne was 57, and was born in Akron, Ohio to William and Ruby Tishey on March 17, 1945.
Dianne is survived by her husband Gary Dobbins of Carpinteria, daughter Tawny Blair and son Shawn Blair of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, stepdaughters Michelle and Vanessa Dobbins of Ohio, and grandsons West Aycock, Beau Briggs and Bret Blair. She is also survived by her sister Vickie Teramano and nieces Diane Teramano and Rhonda Tishey, all of Phoenix, Arizona.
Dianne was preceded in death by her eldest son Tut in 1981, her brother Bill Tishey and her parents. Her family is comforted knowing that Dianne has many friends and family waiting for her on the other side.
Dianne loved life and always lived it to the fullest. She lived in many different places before settling in Carpinteria in 1989 where she was manager of San Roque Mobile Home Park. She was also the Coastal View News office manager from 1994 until the time she was diagnosed with cancer in August 2002. Prior to moving to Carpinteria, Dianne sold real estate, was a property manager in the Los Angeles and Phoenix areas, and worked for Ping Golf Clubs in Phoenix.
Dianne loved to travel and camp in her motorhome and especially enjoyed spending weekends at Sea Cliff Park walking the beach and watching the dolphins. Many holidays involved family get-togethers in the Arizona desert organized by the family’s matriarch, Dianne.
Dianne was cremated in Oregon. A memorial service will be held in Carpinteria at the Carpinteria Community Church on Sunday, February 9, 2003, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Dianne, or to the Dianne Dobbins Memorial Fund at Montecito Bank & Trust.
Andrea Lynn Velasquez
At 5 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2003, Andrea Lynn Velasquez made her transition from this earth. A memorial service will be held at the Garden Chapel at 845 Main Street in Morro Bay, Calif. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10:00am.
Andrea was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Velasquez and is survived by her sister Alanna of New York, NY, and her mother Mary Velasquez of Pismo Beach.
Her family ask that your remember her and pray for her spirit.
Floyd L. Mead
Floyd L Mead passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004. He will be missed by many family and friends who loved him dearly. His wife Libby preceded Floyd in death Aug. 16, 1982, after 37 years of marriage. They loved square dancing, bowling and they spent many years enjoying camping, water skiing and fishing with their family and friends.
Floyd was born Oct. 18, 1920 in Tamora, Neb. He was one of 10 children. Floyd was a staff sergeant in the army and served in World War II. He played the bugle while in the service and was honorably discharged in 1945.
Floyd L. Mead married Elizabeth Barker in September 1945. They had three children. Derrell Eugene and Jo Rogean were born in Hastings, Neb., and Floyd Wayne was born in Lancaster, Calif. Floyd and Libby moved to Goleta where they raised their family. Floyd spent many years as a master glazier in the glass business and in 1975 opened Carpinteria Glass Company.
His four sisters Grace, Bertha, Ethel and Inis survive Floyd. Also, Floyd is survived by his children Derrell and Caren Mead and 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Floyd had several nieces and nephews too.
The graveside service for Floyd will be held at Goleta Cemetery
on Wednesday, March 3, at 2 p.m. The address is 44 S. San Antonio Rd., Goleta. A reception will follow the service.
Early in the morning of February 23, as the waves broke in the moonlight on Santa Claus Lane Beach and while the first rays of sun were greeting baseball players in spring training back east, a hero finally called an end to a long and courageous struggle. With his wife Jessica at his side, and firmly clutching a baseball, Eric Pintard passed away at the age of 31. In that short time, he lived a life that will be missed deeply and by many, but that will never be forgotten.
Eric loved many things, but it was his love for life that was his greatest gift. Though stricken with cancer twice, and often in and out of hospitals for treatment, Eric’s spirit remained unbroken, his zest for the continuing journey we share unending. There were dark moments, of course, but they disappeared in the sunny attitude that he constantly showed the world. Eric’s body was affected by cancer, but the disease never affected his mind and his spirit.
The future surfer and baseball pitcher was born on June 21, 1970 in Duarte, Calif. He grew up in Carpinteria with a baseball glove in one hand and a surfboard in the other, as he and his father and brother made sports a big part of their lives. Eric attended Carpinteria High, where he excelled at baseball, football and basketball. He is remembered there with great fondness for his spirit on and off the diamond. He attended and pitched at Santa Barbara City College and San Francisco State. Though his pitching career was cut short by his first bout with cancer, he battled back and returned to the game as a pitching coach for the Cate School, Carpinteria High, SBCC and the Santa Barbara Foresters. Eric even amazed his doctors, family and friends by suiting up to pitch again and continue to enjoy his favorite passions for fishing and surfing.
While with the Foresters, Eric, inspired by the young people he had met during his fight against cancer, helped start the Hugs for Cubs program to help and support young cancer victims in the Santa Barbara area (and later around the country). In 2003, as a result of his personal inspiration and his ongoing work with the Hugs for Cubs, Eric was honored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table with a special award. Though already battling the tumors that would take his life, Eric accepted the award with his usual dignity and humility, thinking of the people he has touched rather than himself. Eric was also named a Local Hero for his work by the Santa Barbara Independent.
The facts of Eric’s life were those…but his life was so much more than a listing of events. Eric was a walking spirit of life and joy. In his quiet smile, in his humble and positive approach to problems that would destroy many, Eric created for all who knew him a window into another way to live. He pushed aside doubt and grief and fear and allowed only positives and peace and promise to guide his steps. In the face of doubt and pain, he surfed. In the face of chemotherapy and fatigue, he pitched. In the face of cancer, he loved and married and rejoiced.
Eric’s last days were difficult, but as always, there was joy amid pain. Family and friends were able to express to him how much he meant, and everyone went away with tears, but with the knowledge that this was a life well lived. Eric’s last game ended with the baseball in his hand and with a smile on his face, knowing that he was going home a winner.
Staying behind to remember Eric are his wife Jessica, his father, Bill, his stepmother Kris, his brother Ethan, his sisters Britney and Kelby, his mother Maggie Woodard, and his grandmother Kathryn. They are joined by more members of his family: Dave, Becky, Bryson, and Erika Pintard; Ginny, Joe, Kacy, Joe Jr., and Nick Garofalo; Patricia, Huston, David (Melissa), Katie, and Julie Lillard; Brit, Jim, Joey and Lena Eyen; Jim, Heidi, Mary, and James Stillwell; David Marshall family and Bill and Solveig Bertka. Eric is also remembered by the hundreds of children he touched with his special grace, and the many teammates and friends for whom his friendship will remain a part of their lives forever.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m., at the First Methodist Church on Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Hugs for Cubs c/o Santa Barbara Foresters, 4299 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria CA 93013.
Harold Ray Sahm
Harold Sahm, 49, of Carpinteria passed away from natural causes following a short illness on Aug. 6, 2004.
Harold is survived by his parents Henry B. and Patricia J. Sahm of Carpinteria, sisters Ginnie LaRoi of Cedar Ridge N.M. and Patricia Franco of Irvine, Calif., brother Henry L. Sahm of Carpinteria, daughter Brandi N. Sahm of Anaheim, Calif., and granddaughter Kendall Vierra of Modesto, Calif. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends who loved him.
There will be a gathering for family and friends to celebrate Harold’s life on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. at El Carro Park in Carpinteria. All are welcome.
Berdine May Sylvia
Berdine May Sylvia and Raymond John Sylvia moved from Millbrae, California to Carpinteria to the Rancho Granada Mobilehome Park in February 1973 after Ray retired. Ray worked as a handyman around the mobile-home park, assisting many people with leaky pipes etc. Berdine worked at the Carpinteria Branch of the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust until she reached retirement age.
Berdine and Ray were very involved in the many parties at Rancho Granada and in the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust’s Our Gang trips and excursions which helped to make their “golden years” shine. After several years in Rancho Granada they moved to a duplex they owned in Carpinteria. Over five years ago they returned to Rancho Granada. Raymond died in April 2004 from complications from a massive stroke. He was 94 years of age.
Berdine then moved to Northern California and bought a house in Roseville and invited her daughter to share the house with her and to be her driver and helper. Her daughter was delighted to join her mother if she could bring her THREE dogs. Berdine heartily approved and was soon adopted by one of the dogs – a 70-lb boxer as her personal guard dog. “Squirtal” would not leave her side and became her constant shadow.
Berdine suffered from colitis and had lost 40 lbs. in the last two years. One night, three months after Berdine moved to Roseville, her daughter rushed her to emergency and Berdine underwent surgery for a failed small intestine the next day. She died on Aug. 5, which was her 62nd wedding anniversary.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara McGarvey, her dog, Squirtal and numerous friends who love her and wish her well in her journey in the after [Earth] life.