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Thursday Obituaries


BADILLO, Timothy Anthony

passed away on Friday, February 18, 2005. He was born July 31, 1910 in Santa Barbara at the corner of Cota and Olive Streets. He attended Lincoln School, SBJHS and SBHS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manual Badillo and Rosalie (Cota) Badillo Ortega, his sister Barbara (Ben) Cordero and his brother Manuel Dominic Badilla, USN, USS Arizona.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Blanche (Guevara), son Ernest (Elvira), sister Olympia (Edward) Marquez and brother Henry (Lou) Ortega. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Debby (Roger) Aceves, Elizabeth Badillo, Ernest Jr. (Regina) Badillo and Gail Badillo. He was blessed with 6 great grandchildren, Tim Aceves, Maggie and Joey Yznaga, Amy, Benjamin and Victoria Badillo. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

During WWII, he was a longshoreman in Port Hueneme. After the war, he began his career with the City of Santa Barbara, retiring in the 70s as the Asst. Superintendent of City Parks. After retirement, he kept active at various botanical functions at Earl Warren Showgrounds. In 1980, he was named to the Santa Barbara National Horse and Flower Show Hall of Fame for all of his contributions.

His love of baseball remained in his heart to the end. He is known as "Mr. Baseball" in Santa Barbara for his long history of participation in minor league baseball organizations. In 1979 he was inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame for all his special achievements to baseball in Santa Barbara. He was the founder of the Foresters Baseball Club.

He was on the board of Old Spanish Days, which led to his grandson-in-law's participation and eventual selection as El Presidente of Old Spanish Days in 2001.

Although our grandfather is recognized for his many accomplishments, his truest calling was as a grandfather. He was a man of great faith, integrity and a gentleman of the old school. He taught us to treat everyone with great respect and kindness. His love of family was clearly evident by his interest in us and the great grandchildren, and all of our activities and accomplishments.

Viewing is scheduled from 8:00AM to 6:00PM on Friday at Welch-Ryce-Haider. The rosary will be recited on Friday, February 25 at 7:30 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Sola Street. Funeral mass will be on Saturday, February 26 at 10:00, with interment at Calvary Cemetery. Celebration of Life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Building Fund.

CASTRO, Rosendo

In life, a subtle humor, a genuine sincerity and a willingness to care enough to give of himself are just some of the rare qualities that set my uncle Ross apart as a true mentor and friend.

In the early 1960s while employed with the custodial staff at the S.B.J.H.S. and while raising his own young family, my uncle saw a need to take it upon himself to counsel students from his own unique perspective of humor and guidance. It was this eye level approach that would gain an element of trust and eventually lead to his position at the S.B.H.S. as Youth Coordinator. His main message to any and all students: "A better future can only be accomplished exclusively through a better education."

After a lengthy struggle with diabetes and a debilitating stroke, uncle Ross was rewarded in life with the true devotion and dedicated care given by his wife, my aunt Celia--for this we thank-you Celia.

Uncle Ross is predeceased by older brother Joseph Castro and younger sister Margaret Sierra and survived by not only immediate family members but by brother Vincent Castro, sisters Belle Soria, Virginia Sandoval and Anna Martinez as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

"Thank-you uncle for caring enough to try and make a difference, especially where others were concerned."

Your nephew, William Rosendo Sandoval


formerly of Memphis and New Orleans, was living in Fort Bragg, CA and Carpinteria, CA at the time of her death. She passed away on Friday, February 18, 2005 at the age of 60. Susan was the daughter of the late William F. (Gerald) Fay and Zelda O'Brien Fay of Memphis.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin J. Galliano; her daughters, Elizabeth Carroll Ingold of Beverly Hills, CA and Lila Carroll Feldman of Manhattan Beach, CA; a granddaughter, Lucy Ingold; her sisters, Elizabeth (Betsy) Fay de Poincy and Gere Fay Davies of Memphis and a brother, Paul D. Fay of Shreveport, LA.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

HESS, Marian

Marian was born in Tarrytown, NY on February 12, 1924, and passed away on February 15, 2005. Her final years were spent at Good Shepherd Care Center in Lakeview Terrace, CA, with her husband of 57 years, Frank, an Alzheimer's patient.

Marian's greatest joy was being a wife and homemaker for her husband. She collected the words to their favorite love songs over the years; her favorite was At Last.

As a couple, Marian and Frank were known for their daily handholding walks throughout Solvang, their hometown since 1994. Throughout the years, travel, motorcycling and sailing were an important, enjoyable part of their life.

They settled in California in 1962, residing in Santa Barbara until '69. They lived in San Diego for the next 15 years, and in Santa Barbara again until '94.

Marian appreciated the kindness and caring of all her friends and family; their emotional support helped her greatly during the trying years. She enjoyed the friendly people in Solvang's shops and restaurants, and especially appreciated her next door neighbor, Hanne, her sister Edna's weekly calls from New York, and all the cards and calls from her nieces. Although they had no children of their own, they were foster parents to 20 children over the years.

Marian leaves behind another sister, Ruth, in Peekskill, NY, and many nieces and nephews whom she never met. Her home was filled with their photos.

Her cremains will join with those of her husband, in his time, and be scattered across the ocean they both dearly loved. At that time, the last two lines of her favorite song will echo: And here we are in Heaven... And you are mine at last.

MARES, Alfred Wm., Jr.

born May 15, 1937, has passed away peacefully in his home February 18, 2005 with his family by his side.

He leaves behind his mother Carolina Mares, a brother Robert Mares and three sisters, Mary Cordero, Juanita Robinson and Elizabeth Mares, all of Santa Barbara. He also leaves behind many nephews and nieces. Alfred left Santa Barbara to live in Boston, Massachusetts. Nineteen years later he returned home. He became a caregiver at Val Verde Convalescent Hospital and Heritage House. He made many friends at work and became close to many such as Maria Barrows, M.D. and Rose Bartley.

The family would like to thank all the people who helped us through this difficult time. We especially thank Hospice and the Cancer Foundation at Cottage Hospital. A very special thanks to the Eagles Lodge #442 in Santa Barbara.

The family will miss him deeply, may he rest in peace with our Lord in Heaven.

A memorial service will be held at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 East Sola Street, on Friday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the memorial service, a reception will be held at the Eagles Lodge #442, 923 Bath Street, Santa Barbara.

Parking is limited but there are more spaces behind Rusty's if needed.


Mark M. Morris died at the age of 88 in Hanover, NH on February 14, 2005. He was born in New Castle, Indiana on July 8, 1916, the son of Ora and Levara Morris. He attended schools in New Castle, Indiana and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1939 as a Civil Engineer. He also took courses in Aeronautical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He married Esther Miller Young of Chicago, IL on October 9th, 1943. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Mark worked for the Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle while he was in high school and in the "Work-Study" program at the University of Cincinnati. He was employed at the Glenn L. Martin Co. from 1939-1943 and while in the Navy served in the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, D.C. In 1946 he moved with his family to California where he was employed at the Northrop Corp. for ten years. While there he worked on the "Flying Wing."

He then went to work for North American Aviation which later became the Rockwell Corp. He worked on the Apollo Project and the space shuttle. He also traveled worldwide for the Rockwell Corp. He retired in 1981.

Mark resided in Whittier, CA for thirty-seven years. As a young father he was active in Indian Guides with his two sons. He was a member of Toastmasters, The University Club, and Y's Mens Club. He held many offices including president of each. He also participated in the Whittier Historical Society and United Way. He moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1986. He was a docent at the Museum of Natural History and active in the Newcomers Club, the Cosmopolitan Club and the Men's Garden Club of Santa Barbara. His hobbies were gardening, fishing, hiking and photography.

Mark was a member of First Friends Church in Whittier for thirty-seven years. He was a faithful attender at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara. He was a birthright Quaker.

Mark is survived by his wife, Esther, who resides at Kendal of Hanover; a daughter, Linda Mitchell of Lower Waterford, VT; sons, Macy Morris of Oceanside, CA and Alan Morris of Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren, Rochelle Meadows of Brookings, SD, Marc Morris, Irvine, CA, Alexander and Donovan Morris of Salt Lake City; two great grandchildren, Daulton and Addyson Meadows. Mark's only sibling, Charles Ora Morris, preceded him in death.

A memorial service and burial will be in New Castle, IN, June 11, 2005.

Those who wish may send contributions to Friendship Adult Day Services, 89 Eucalyptus Lane, Montecito, CA 93103.


89, passed away on Saturday, February 19th, 2005 in Washington State. Formerly a long-time resident of Santa Barbara, she moved four years ago to be near her son and family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Albert Rogers.

Born in Ireland on November 24, 1915, she came to the United States in 1929 with her parents and seven siblings. She is survived by her brother, Robert James Reid of Clovis; her son, James (Barbara); grandsons, Jeff (Nancy) and Brian; granddaughter, Jaimie Wanaka (Harley) and great-grandsons, Jake Rogers, Will Rogers, and Caleb Wanaka, all of Washington.

A family graveside service will be held in Santa Barbara Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer's Association or to Hospice.

Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider.

YORK, Alberta May

passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at Cottage Hospital. She was born in Santa Barbara on Sept. 1, 1918 to Mabel Garcia Scuitti and Walter B. Scuitti. She married James York in 1945 who predeceased her. Alberta spent her last years at Casa Rhoda Assisted Living. She is survived by her sister, Della Mitchell and a niece, Vicky Alcasas, of Red Bluff, a grandniece and a grandnephew, her aunt, Barbara Breck, of Santa Barbara and numerous cousins. Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel.

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