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California Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 381

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Date: Wednesday, 23 July 2014, at 7:02 p.m.

Joseph Juarez

Joseph Juarez of Morgan Hill died April 9, 2003 in Gilroy. He was 68.

He is survived by his children Rita Juarez of Gilroy, and Joey, Steven and Henry Juarez; and several grandchildren.

No services will be held.

Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Philip Chamness

Phillip Chamness died April 7, 2003, in Stead, Nev. He was 69.

He is survived by his mother Grace Chamness; brother Henry Chamness, both of Morgan Hill; and sister Nelda Chamness of Henderson, Nev..

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, at Johnson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Betty K. Blomquist

Born in San Francisco, Betty moved to San Martin in 1958 with her husband, Howard, to operate Blomquist Dairy. While living in San Martin, Betty was active as a volunteer to many community and charitable organizations. Betty and Howard retired to Clearlake in 1978 where they enjoyed dancing, entertaining and traveling.

Betty will be deeply missed by her sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and JoAnn Blomquist of Morgan Hill and Wally and Susan Blomquist of Sanger, son-in-law Ken Downing of Modesto, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and her extended family and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Howard, who died in 1994 at the age of 74 and daughter, Kathy Downing, who died in January at the age of 51.

Gloria G. Dominguez

Gloria G. Dominguez, 72, died April 11, 2003, in San Jose after a lengthy illness.

She was a native of El Paso, Texas. She had been a resident of Gilroy since 1970.

She was the wife of Cristobal Dominguez of Gilroy; mother of Robert Dominguez of Morgan Hill, Cesar Dominguez of Gilroy, Cristina Dominguez of Gilroy and Arturo Dominguez of San Jose; grandmother of Christopher and Susie Dominguez of Morgan Hill, Christina Dominguez of Gilroy, Alexandria, Arthur, Arica, Amanda, Julian, Ariel and Antonia Dominguez, all of San Jose; sister of Eduardo Saenz of El Paso, Texas, and Jaime Cordero of El Paso. She also is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vigil Service is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Habing Family Funeral Home in Gilroy. Funeral Services are Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Burial will follow at Gavilan Hills Memorial Park.

Phillip Chamness

Phillip Chamness died April 7, 2003, in Stead, Nev. He was 69.

He is survived by his mother Grace Chamness; brother Henry Chamness, both of Morgan Hill; and sister Nelda Chamness of Henderson, Nev..

Funeral services were Monday, April 14, at Johnson Funeral Home. Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery.

John M. ‘Marty’ Baum

John Martin “Marty” Baum died April 9, 2003, after a long illness.

Born 1925 in Normal, Ill., he lived in Highland Park and then moved to New Mexico, where he met and married Erma Melendrez. After many years in Atascadero, Marty and his wife moved to Morgan Hill in 1969.

Marty was a musician and music educator for more than 60 years. He began his career as a trombone, trumpet and baritone player in the Midwest, winning music contests and performing with June Cristy and the Dick Cisney Society Band. He joined the Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor.

New Mexico became his next home where he taught music to high school students in Las Cruces and later attended the University of New Mexico, graduating with a B.A. in Music Education. While attending UNM, Marty was a student conductor of the UNM Band, member of the Albuquerque Civic Symphony, and had his own dance band, Baum's Big Band.

Following his graduation from UNM, Marty was music director for the Grants, N.M., municipal schools and then came to California to further pursue his teaching and music career. As music director at CalPoly-San Luis Obispo and at Atascadero High School, Marty and his music students gained wide recognition.

During his tenure at Atascadero, Marty was asked to present the half-time show for the Los Angeles Rams during a nationally televised game. The response was so positive and overwhelming, he and his high school band were invited to perform at the 1967 Super Bowl.

Marty was active in the California Band Directors Association for many years and served as one of its first presidents. He organized many music clinics and participated in the California Music Educators Conference and California School Administrators Conference. After retiring from music teaching in 1985, Marty continued to perform on the trombone and piano. He played events throughout the Western states, often with his brother, Dick Baum, and his own sons who joined him on drums, bass and guitar.

Many of Marty's former students were so inspired by his musicianship, direction and support that they continued on to careers as band directors and musicians and updated Marty frequently on their achievements.

Marty was honored by his students and his peers on a number of occasions, receiving the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1974 from the Morgan Hill School District, presiding as grand marshal of the Morgan Hill Fourth of July parade in 1985 and was awarded the California Band Directors Association's 1999 Distinguished Service Award.

Marty Baum is survived by his wife of 55 years, Erma Baum; sons James Baum of Santa Cruz, John (Jack) Baum of Riverside and Stephen Baum of Goleta; brother C.R. “Dick” Baum; and seven grandchildren.

Cathy Lynn Gauger

Cathy Lynn Gauger died Easter Sunday with her family at her side. She was 47.

Cathy lived with a positive outlook on life that she brought to all those around her. She taught preschool at Little, Sonshine Schoolhouse, and was a member of the Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church.

Cathy loved being a mother and raising her family. Despite a 10-year fight with breast cancer, Cathy attended college and earned her degree in 2001, while also working at the preschool.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Charles; children Mary and James; parents Robert and Colleen Conway of Washington; sisters Carol Conway of Wisconsin, Kim Franzese of Lincoln and Kelly Dutton of Livermore; brother Larry Conway of Washington; grandmother Jessie O'Bryan of Sonora; and many more family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at Morgan Hill Prebyterian Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Kathleen M. Santana

Kathleen M. Santana (nee Beckley), 34, died April 14, 2003, at her home in San Diego.

Born in Michigan, she moved to Gilroy when she was 8 years old. She graduated from Glen View Elementary, South Valley Junior High and Gilroy High School (1987) and Gavilan College with her associate’s degree in allied health. She attended Fresno State and was a collegiate bowler. She was an avid St. Louis Ram fan. She enjoyed arts, crafts, scrap booking and doll making. She will be remembered as a loving mother.

She was the wife of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (Fleet Marine Force) Michael A. Santana, stationed at Naval Medical Center San Diego; and mother of Sarah Lorraine Santana of San Diego and the late Daniel Thomas Santana.

She was the daughter of Lorraine Beckley of Banning and the late Thomas E. Beckley Sr.; sister of Thomas E. Beckley Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; Timothy E. Beckley of Gilroy and Kimberly I. Alvarado of Hollister. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Gilroy under the direction of Habing Family Funeral Home.

The family asks that any donations be made to the Crohns and Colitis Disease Foundation or the March of Dimes.

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