William Steven Reisbol  1951 - 1967
Dana Athay  1952 - 1970
Steven Frederick Boyce  1952 - 1973
Michael Mendoza  1952 - 1979
Martin Miller  1952 - 1976
Wayne Mattson  1952 - 1984
Helen Megna Selken  1952 - 1990
Cathy Avila Redford  1952 - 1992
Donald Dale Dickson  1951 - 1993
Joseph Michael Maglaya 1952 - 1993
Beverly Alejandre 1949 - 1994
Ralph Carranza  1951 - 1999
Terry Carranza  1952 - 1999
Gary Allen Griggs   1952 - 1999
Rodney Bond  1952 - 2001
Dennis Edgar Coleman  1952 - 2002
Steven Keith Clevenger  1952 - 2004
Karl Meredith Straley  1952 - 2005
Raymond Yanez Perez  1951 - 2005
Randall J. Shook  1951 - 2005
Doug Nunes  1952 - 2005
Dolores Potter  1952 - 2005
Theodore Ranis, Jr.  1952 - 2005
Karen Swisher Grey  1952 - 2006
James Martin Adcock  1952 - 2006
Susan Webb Knapp  1953 - 2007
Kathy McGuire Schultz  1952 - 2008
Serena Calloway Abernathy  1952 - 2009
Raymond Blanco  1952 - 2011
James M. Davis 1952 - 2012
Vicki J. Rich Murphy  1952 - 2012
Dr. David M. Woods  1952 - 2012
Margaret Jane Tanner  1952 - 2013
Ronald King  1952 - 2014 - 1951
Jess F. "Junior" Marquez  1951 - 2014
Lawrence David Silva  1952 - 2014
David Hulen Chenault  1952 - 2015
Leslie T. "Butch" Hendryx  1952 - 2015
Rosemary Godinez Silva Ramos  1950 - 2015
Linda Chavez Kennedy 1952 - 2017
Ralph S. Ragas  1952 - 2018
Lawrence (Larry) Edward Miller  1952 - 2018
Petrea (Tish) Bartleson  1952 - 2018
Donna Jean Eardley Hargreaves 1952 - 2018
Kathryn Ann (Kathy) Conn Bewley  1951 - 2019
Marilyn Fatch Moore  1951 - 2020
Stephen Brian Atkins  1951 - 2020
Diane Denise VonAchen Andrick  1952 - 2020

Please, if you know of anyone who has passed away, that we don't have listed, contact me (Katy Worden Holicky) @ KaAnWoHo52@outlook.com, or leave a note on the website.  It is helpful if you know when and where they passed away, so that I may try and find an obituary to honor them with.

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Serena Abernathy (Calloway)

1952 - 2009



James Martin Adcock

March 14th, 1952 - February 22nd, 2006

James Martin Adcock was bone on March 14, 1952.  He passed away on February 22, 2006 in Sacramento, California and is inurned there at Camellia Memorial Lawn Cemetery in the Good Shepherd Garden.



Diane Denise Andrick (VonAchen)

March 29th, 1952 - April 23rd, 2020


Diane Denise (VonAchen) Andrick passed away on April  23, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona.
She is survived by her daughter Staci Golladay of Elma, Iowa, three grandchildren, brothers Bill and James VonAchen and her parents Richard A. VonAchen and Mary Lou Clark of Santa Maria.
She was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 29, 1952.

Diane attended local elementary schools and graduated from Righetti High School Class of 1970.  She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona and her Masters from University of  Phoenix.  Diane was a bright compassionate person and will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
There will be a private Graveside Service.


Dana Claytor Athay

July 14th, 1952 - May 28th, 1970


Dana Claytor Athay, son of Claytor Bateson and Lois Eileen Athay, was born July 14, 1952 in Los Angeles and died May 28, 1970.  He was interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery on June 1, 1970 after a funeral at the Lutheran Church.


Stephen Atkins

December 21st, 1951 - March 14th, 2020

I am very sad to write that Stephen Brian Atkins (my brother-in-law) passed away at his home in Santa Barbara, March 14, 2020. 
He died of natural causes. The family will have a memorial sometime later this summer after the COVID-19 crisis is over and everyone can travel.
RIP - Stephen!




Petrea Ann "Tish" Bartleson

October 10th, 1952 - June 18th, 2018


Petrea Ann "Tish" Bartleson, 65, of Arroyo Grande passed away June 18 following a lengthy illness.  She died of congestive heart failure.

Tish was known to have a fantastic sense of humor and was an animal advocate.  She always had a menagerie of strays at her home.

She attendeed local schools and Judson School in Arizona.  After school, she attended Santa Barbara Business College and worked for Acquistipace Insurance Company.  then she worked at Pescadero Travel and managed La Cantina Lounge in Orcutt.  She worked at several other travel agencies before becoming an independent agent.

Tish volunteered with the Elks Lodge 1538 as a Color Guard.  She was captain of the team for 4 years.  She also rode in the Rose Parade during that time.

Wherever she went, a crowd gathered round her basking in her zest for life.

She was preceeded in death by her mother and father, Stuart and Mavis Bartleson; and her daughter Kimberly.  She is survived by her 7 brothers and sisters, her stepmother and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was interred in a private family service at the Santa Maria Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite animal charity in Tish's name.

To leave a condolence for the family visit www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com.


Kathryn "Kathy" Ann Bewley (Conn)

August 22nd, 1951 - July 16th, 2019


Kathryn Ann Bewley passed peacefully in her hometown of Santa Maria, California, on July 16th, 2019, at the age of 67.  Kathy was born on August 21st, 1951, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Barbara and Richard Conn.  She graduated from Righetti High School in 1970 and continued onto Allan Hancock College.  Kathy married Steven Alan Bewley in 1978, in Santa Maria, California, where they built a life together and raised their family.  She was talented and accomplished, however there was nothing that she was prouder of than being a mother.  Famiy meant everything to her, she was a devoted wife and mother.  Kathy had a huge heart, and was a friend to all.  With her generous good nature, she opened her home and her heart to all.  Her loved ones will remember her witty sense of humor and kind heart.

Kathy is survived by her children:  son, Steven Alan Bewley II and his spouse Stephanie Reeves, and daughter Jessica Ann Bewley;  her siblings, Williamconn, Jennie Hay and Mike Conn, as well as their spouses;  and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Barbara and Richard Conn;  and her beloved husband Steven Bewley.

A Celebration of Life will be held this coming Sunday, July 21st, 2019.  Please contact the family or Lori Family Mortuary for the location and details.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Kathy's life.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Association in Kathy's memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortutary, Santa Maria, CA.  (805) 922-5880.  www. lorifamilymortuary.com



Raymond Blanco, Sr.

September 27th, 1952 - March 5th, 2011


Raymond Blanco passed away peachfully with family by his side on March 05. 2011 in Santa Maria at the age of 58.  Raymond Blanco was born on August 27, 1952 to Gregory and Sara Blanco.

He will be missed by his two sons:  Raymond, Jr. (Becky) of Central Point, Oregon and their three children:  Raymond III "Dino", Julian, and Alanna Blanco; Steven Blano of Santa Maria and daughter Staysha; his two sisters Eleanor Blanco Izaguirre of Lompoc, and Amalia (Brandon) Mahana of Grover Beach; and his two brothers Henry Blanco of Lemoore and Fred (Ophelia) Blanco of Santa Maria.

Uncle Raymond will be missed by his nieces and nephews:  Greg, Gilbert, Bella, Mavi, Richard, Jessica, Paul, Paula, Corina, Christina, Joseph, Samantha, Brandon, and Keanu.  He will also be greatly missed by his numerous cousins.

Raymond will be remembered by his family and friends as a very skilled mechanic who took great pride in working on old cars and enjoyed spending his free time in the company of his two older brothers and his good friend Carlos.

A special thank you to Richard (Rollie) for his love and care to Raymond.  Thank you, Marian Extended Care for the comfort they provided to Raymond and his family during his final days.

Funeral Mass will be held on April 1, 2011 at 9:00 am, at St. Louis de Monthfort Catholic Church, 5075 Harp Road, Santa Maria, CA  93455 with Father John Mayhew officiating followed by burial at the Santa Maria Cemetery.


Rodney C. Bond

October 9th, 1952 - January 14th, 2001

Rodney was the best man at mine and Bill Heiberger's wedding in 1971.  He was also the best man at my brother Chuck Smith's who was graduated 2 years behind us.  Rodney was a wonderful trumpet player and had a great love for jazz.  Rodney was an amazing father and a best friend.  We will miss him...

Beverly Smith Heiberger



Steven Frederick Boyce

June 28th, 1952 - January 19th, 1973

Steven Frederick Boyce was born in Ohio.  He died in 1973 in Los Angeles and is listed as a casualty by the Veteran's Administration.  He is interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Ralph Edwin Carranza

May 30th, 1951 - September 30th, 1999

Ralph Edwin Carranza was born May 30, 1951 in Santa Maria.  He passed away September 30, 1999 in Santa Maria, California, just 23 days before his younger brother Terry.  He is interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Terry Lee Carranza

June 2nd, 1952 - October 23rd, 1999

Terry Lee Carranza was born on June 2, 1952 and was raised in Sisquoc, California.  He married Victoria M. Acquistapace on September 11, 1976.  He passed away in Visalia, California on October 23, 1999 and is interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Steven Keith Clevenger

October 1st, 1952 - April 6th, 2004


Steven Keith Clevenger, 51, passed away April 6, 2004, at his home in Orcutt, surrounded by his family, following a three-year battle with cancer.  A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at the Orcutt Presbyterian Church, 993 Patterson Road, Santa Maria.  Steve was born Oct. 1, 1952, in Santa Maria to Bob and Barbara Clevenger.  He was educated locally, and graduated from Righetti High School in 1970.  During high school, Steve enjoyed working at Tan Top Bakery in Santa Maria.  In 1971, he started working for Union Oil Company in the Cat Canyon Field, until he was drafted by the Army in 1972.  He did his basic training in Fort Sill, Okla., before deployment to Germany.  He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1974.  Steve resumed working with Union Oil Company, working his way to field foreman.  Following 10 years of service with Union Oil, he went into business for himself as Clevenger Performance Engines.  After six years of self-employment, he began work at CalMaria.  He then serviced communication sites for Alltech Services until 1999.  During the last four years, Steve has worked offshore for Plains Exploration Production as a production foreman.  

In life, Steve enjoyed auto racing, rebuilding engines, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time barbequeing with his friends and family.  His love of racing began while in Germany, where his first car was a Volkswagon Beetle.  He went on the race sprint and California dirt cars at Santa Maria Speedway, where over the years he won three track championships.  Special thanks to Dad, Jim Allee, Jim Pond and Eddie Williams; without your help, it would not have been possible. 

Steve is survived by his wife, Barb; daughter Sheri Clevenger and her fiance, Steve Madrigal; sons Bobby and Stevie Clevenger; parents Bob and Barbara Clevenger; sisters Nancy Balezentes and husband Mike; and Gayle Goforth and husband Joe; three grandchildren, Jared Rochester, Stevie and Keith Madrigal; grandmother Marie Cannon; mother-in-law Janice Pond; and sisters-in-law Annette McKeehan and Susan Pond, all of Orcutt.  He is also survivied by an extended family of numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Memorial contributions may be made to Marian Cancer Center or Marian Homecare and Hospice.  Arrangements are under the care of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.


Dennis Edgar Coleman

June 24th, 1952 - June 16th, 2002

Dennis Edgar Coleman was born June 24, 1952 in Los Angeles.  He passed away June 13, 2002 in El Cajon, California.



James M. Davis

April 29th, 1952 - March 27th, 2012


James M. "Jim" Davis, Resident of Danville, CA.   Aged 59, passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2012.  Jim was born and raised in Bellevue, Washington.  He graduated from the University of Washington in 1975 and he loved his Huskies.  He was extremely dedicated to his job as Chief Compliance Officer for Franklin Templeton Investments where during the course of nineteen years he successfully developed the compliance operations for all Franklin Templeton.  He ultimately assumed responsibility for the company's compliance worldwide.  He loved to run, completing the Boston Marathon twice, and as of late became an avid, award-winning weight-lifter, competing nationally for titles in his class.  Jim loved to golf and traveled extensively.  His favorite vacation spots included Hawaii and Lair of the Golden Bear with his extended family, where he was the star pitcher of the men's softball team, and loved driving his family around on a houseboat at Pinecrest Lake.  He loved watching his children play sports and compete in marching band, coaching sports teams, officiating soccer games and cheering from the sidelines.  He will be remembered for his puns, heated debates, loud laugh, wacky dance moves, and the enthusiasm with which he lived his life.  Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Nola Jane Davis, Jim is survived by his wife of 23 years, Penny Weight David, children Lindsay, Connor, and Jameson, his brothers Tim and Rob, sister Dianne, and many extended family.  A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 3 pm, at the Danville Congregational Church, with a reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Davis Children Scholarship Fund at any US Bank location.


From Grant McOmie on January 16th, 2020
I recently learned of Jim's passing and found more info on the Rightetti HS Reunion web page to confirm his passing. Jim and I became friends our senior years in high school (we were newcomers to RHS) and continued to stay in close touch for seveal years after college graduation. Jim was a terrific friend with a mile-wide smile that let you know everything was just right with his world. Jim even traveled to my wedding (Christine McOmie) in '74 which was no easy feat in the middle of winter in distant Roseburg Oregon. I'll never forget his infectious laughter - his sometimes corny jokes and most of all, his genuine friendship. I miss him and I wish we had not lost touch so many years ago. My best to his family, and for his children, know this: Your Dad was a wonderful man!

Donald Dale Dickson

August 31st, 1951 - January 29th, 1993

Donald Dale Dickson was born August 31, 1951 in Santa Cruz, California.  He passed away January 29, 1993 in Santa Barbara County and is interred at the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Beverly Vega Garcia (Alejandre)

October 15th, 1949 - April 17th, 1994

Beverly Vega Alejandre was born October 15, 1949 in Mexico.  On November 27, 1971 she married Ricardo A. Garcia in Santa Barbara County.  She died April 17, 1994 and is interred in the Guadalupe Cemetery.



Karen Louise Gray (Swisher)

October 26th, 1952 - July 25th, 2006

Karen Louise Swisher Grey, '74 (economics), MBA '76, of Kentfield, Calif., July 25, at 53, of breast cancer.  Following her graduation from the Business School, she worked for Bank of America for three years.  She was an active volunteer, holding many different positions with parent groups at Piedmont and Marin County schools.  Survivors:  her husband of 30 years, Richard, '71; one daugher, Kathleen, '01; and two sons, David and Thomas, '10.

From Stanford Magazine:  January/February 2007>Class Notes>Obituaries


Karen Swisher Grey passed away on July 25, 2006 after a very courageous fight with breast cancer.  Karen was born in Salinas, California on October 26, 1952 to Vinetta MacDonald Swisher and William Lovell Swisher.  Karen speant two years in Winter Haven, Florida in 1957 and 1958 and then two years in Bakersfield, CA between 1959 abd 1960.  In September, 1960 her father, William Swisher, bought into Valley Farm Supply, Co. Inc. and Valley Liquid Fertilizer Co., located at 1335 W. Main Street in Santa Maria, CA.  He was half owner of these two businesses along with Douglas H. Martin between 1960 and 1978 when they were sold to Western Farm Services, Inc.  Karen's mother, Vinetta Swisher, taught history at Righetti High School between 1962 and 1978.

Karen attended Orcutt Junior High School where she was a song leader and played the lead role, Laurie, in the drama production of Oklahoma which was staged in 1969.  Karen was chosen "Santa Maria Junior Miss" in 1969 and was first runner up as California's Junior Miss in 1970.

Karen attemded USC from 1970 to 1972 majoring in architecture.  In 1972 she transferred to Stanford.  At Stanford, she earned her undergraduate degree in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  She then attended Stanford Business School where she earned an MBA.  Following her graduation she spent three years as North Coast Marketing Officer for Bank of America.

At Standford Karen met Richard S. Grey, whom she married in August, 1975.  They had more than thirty years of a wonderful marriage and family life.  They lived in Piedmont, CA between 1976 and 1993, then in Kentfield to the present.  

Karen has three children, Kathleen Ann born in 1979, David Cleveland in 1983 and Thomas Richard in 1989.  Katie graduated from Stanford in 2001 and is now attemding Stanford Business School.  David graduated from Dartmouth in 2005 and Tom is entering Stanford this fall.

A memorial service was held on Friday, July 28th.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made in her honor to the Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer, 50005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244 or any charity of the donor's choice.


Gary Alan Griggs

March 6th, 1952 - July 16th, 1999


A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, in Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden for Gary Alan Griggs, who died July 10 at age 47.
Mr. Griggs was born March 6, 1952, in Santa Cruz, Calif.  He moved in Portland in 1976.  He was a warehouse supervisor for Reed-Harris Direct Mail Marketing, a welder for Nuclear Power Structures and a machine operator for Proto Tools.  Most recently, he was a maintenance supervisor for Income Property Management.  In 1978, he married Nina Ramsey.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Duane and Micah, both of Portland; mother, Ione, and brother, Edward, both of Santa Maria, Calif.; sister, Kathleen Gibson of Borrego Springs, Calif.; and one grandchild.
Disposition is by cremation.  The family suggests remembrances to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon Inc.  Arrangements are by Omega Funeral & Cremation Service.


Donna Jean Hargreaves (Eardley)

December 13th, 1952 - November 8th, 2018

My wife, Donna Eardley class of 1970 passed away on November 8, 2018.  She is survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  She was last employed as a Contract Administrator working on projects like City Center and Project Ling in Las Vegas.  She is missed.

Submitted by her husband, David Hargreaves



Leslie Thomas "Butch" Hendryx

November 29th, 1952 - October 19th, 2012


Butch was born on November 29, 1952 and passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Butch was a resident of Santa Maria, California at the time of passing.

He graduated from Righetti High School in 1970.

Butch was married to Sally.

A Memorial will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m. at Knollwood Terrace Clubhouse, 1171 East Foster Road, Santa Maria.


Linda Kennedy (Chavez)

May 19th, 1952 - December 22nd, 2017



Ronald William King

January 31st, 1952 - April 1st, 2014

Ronald William King was born January 31, 1952.  After graduation from Righetti High School in 1970, he served as a PV2 in the United States Army in Vietnam.  He died April 1, 2014 and is interred an the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, Shasta County, California.



Susan Carol Knapp (Webb)

January 1st, 1953 - January 8th, 2007


Susan Carol (Webb) Knapp, 54, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died Monday, January 8, 2007, at Hillcreast Hospital in in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services were held January 11, at the Northside Christian Church in Broken Arrow, followed by interment at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens of Broken Arrow.

Susan was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daugher, sister, and friend.  Her passions included her family, church, patients, bicycling, sewing, cooking, and writing.  She was born in Albequerque, New Mexico, on January 1, 1953, to Donald and Betty Webb (currently of Santa Maria, California).  After graduating from Orcutt Junior High School in 1966 and Ernest Righetti High School in 1970, she was awarded her Associate of Arts degree from Allan Hancock College in 1972.  She married Kenneth Knapp on April 3, 1971, and continued her education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Susan and Ken moved to Missouri in 1973, and she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and Nutrition for the Univerity of Kansas Medical Center in 1975.

Known for her quiet enthusiasm, positive nature, and conscientious manner, Susan spread joy and hope wherever she went.  Her engaging smile and efforless laughter will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.  Susan was the first board certified renal dietician specialist (CSR) in the state of Oklahoma.  She was employed for seven years as a renal dietician (RD) for DaVita Dialysis Company.  Susan was an active member of Northside Christian Church in Broken Arrow and an officer of the Tulsa Bicycle Club.  Her professional affiliations included the National Kidney Foundation, where she was an officer with the Council on Renal Nutrition.  She served on the Medical Review Board of End-Stage-Renal-Disease Network 13, and was a member of the Oklahoma Council on Renal Nutrition, the American Dietetic Association, the Renal Practice Group, Diabetes Practice Group, the Oklahoma Dietetic Association, and the Tulsa District Dietetic Association.

Susan is survived by her husband of over thrity-five years, Kenneth Knapp.  She is also survived by her son, Kyle Knapp, and daughter-in-law, Melissa Knapp of Broken Arrow, and by her daughter, Crystal Knapp of Salem, Oregon.  Other survivors include two brothers, Wayne Webb of Portland, Oregon, and David Webb of Vista, California; two sisters, Marilyn Dolby of Gaston, Oregon and Laura Webb of Raleigh, North Carolina; three grandchildren:  Bethany, Abigail, and Daniel Knapp, and numerous neices and nephews.

A memorial may be viewed at the Tulsa Biclycle Club website:  tulsabibycleclub.com.  Memorial donations may be made on Susan's behalf to the National Kidney Foundations at http://www.kidney.org/support.



Joseph Michael Maglaya

January 5th, 1952 - February 4th, 1993

Joseph Michael Maglaya ws born on January 5, 1952 in San Juaquin, California.  He married Mary Ann Hernandez on October 16, 1974 in Douglas, Nevada.  They divorced February 15, 1983.  He passed away February 4, 1993 in Sacramento, California.



Jesse F. "Junior" Marquez

May 9th, 1951 - June 22nd, 2014


Jesse F. Marquez "Junior"
1951 - 2014

It is with a peaceful heart that we announce the beginning of New Life for our beloved father, popa, and brother, Jesse F. Marquez Jr.  Jesse was called home on Sunday, June 22 after a battle with a series of health issues.

Jesse was born May 9th, 1951 in Atascadero, CA to Jesse Sr. and Genevieve Marquez.  During his early years the Marquez family moved to Santa Maria, CA where he attended school and worked in agriculture, later becoming a farm labor and business owner of "Jesse Marquez Farm Labor Contractoring."  Jesse enjoyed gardening, watching "The Giants" NFL football and spending time with his grandchildren.  Jesse will always be remembered as a joker and prankster, "The Enforcer", and also for his charming and witty personality, but most of all his contagious smile.

Jesse is survived by his three children Tweedy, Rosanne, and Jesse Marquez III all of Santa Maria, 10 grandchildren Pedro III "Squeaky", Raelynn, Brianna Rios, Robert, Maleya, Tatianna Silva, Anessa and Reece Mejia, Makayla Moreno and Moniah Marquez.  Siblings Ann Copple, Marjorie Meza, and Steven Marquez and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Jesse Sr. and Genevieve Marquez and brother Gregory Robert Marquez.


Wayne Robert Mattson

July 16th, 1951 - November 5th, 1984


Actor Wayne Robert Mattson, who received his training at the PCPA Theaterfest and then worked on Broadway, died November 5 at his New York City home following a lengthy illness.  No services were conducted, at the actor's request.

He was born July 13, 1952 in Rochester, Minnesota, and lived with his family in Santa Maria from 1964 to 1973.  Survivors include is father, Quentin Mattson of Santa Barbara and a brother, Steve Mattson of Phoenix, Arizona.

Mattson was graduated from Righetti High School and Hancock College.  At Hancock he appearted in several Theaterfest productions, including "Oklahoma", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Caberet", and "Oh, What a Lovely War."  

After leaving the locat area, Mattson was in "Lorelei" in Los Angeles and in the east with Carol Channing on Broadway and in Los Angeles with Lucie Arnez in "They're Playing Our Song", in productions with Frank Gorshim in "Promises, Promises"; Dorothy Collins in "Applause" and Shelley Berman in "The Rothschilds" and at the Milwaukee Melody To Theater with Dorothy Collins and Carl Betz in "Good News".  He was in the Broadway version of Webber and Rice's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", was a featured dancer with the New York City Opera's production of "Ashmedai" on the East and West coasts.  He also was in the Allan Jones production of "Man of La Moncha" in San Francisco.  He performed in "summer stock" on the East Coast and also danced on TV with "Sills and Burnett at the Met".  He was in the world premiere of "Music Is" at the Seattle Repertory Theater.

Both an actor and dancer, Mattson also studied with the San Francisco Ballet School, Xoregos Dance Company in San Francisco and the Utah Repertory Dance Theater.

His last role was a musical on Broadway featuring Sandy Duncan and the Radio City Hall Rockettes in 1983.


Michael Mendoza

June 27th, 1952 - October 6th, 1979

Michael Mendoza was born in Santa Barbara County on June 27, 1952.  He served inthe Military from March 1, 1972 until February 27, 1976.  He passed away in Santa Barbara County on October 6, 1979 and is buried in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Lawrence (Larry) Edward Miller (Holicky)

May 29th, 1952 - April 17th, 2018


Born May 29th, 1952, the eldest son of Walter and Lynn Miller  Passed away April 17, 2018 to be with Our Lord.  Larry graduated from Ernest Righetti His School, Santa Maria, California in 1970.  He enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as a Chaplain's Assistant while stationed in Germany.
Larry earned his Master's Degree in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University.  Larry was an Eagle Schout, Army Veteran, Scholar, Son, Brother, Cousin, and friend.  To his numerous nieces and nephews, he affectionately commaneded the title:  "World's Greatest Uncle"!
Larry was proud to share his birthday with Bob Hope.  He always enjoyed hearing and telling a 'good story'.
Our brother Larry's sister, Bobbie Campbell, noted that Larry was a huge fan of Roy Rogers, who he got to personally meet as a 40th birthday present from his younger brother, Ron in 1992.  Larry was an avid fan of Zorro and Superman.  He enjoyed dressing up as 'The Man of Steel' for children on Halloween at his home.
Larry took much pride as a constant contributor in the 'Letters to the Editor' section of his college newspaper, 'The San Jose State Spartan' even years after his graduation.  
Our brother, Larry, is survived by his siblings, Donna and James Wagner Ron and Tina Miller, Douglas and Elizabeth Miller, and Ron and Bobbie Campbell.  Larry is and always will be the 'The World's Greatest Uncle' to:  Randy, Theresa and Tyrell Campbell, Victoria Brentari, Jacob Miller, Rachele Miller Azziz, Tony Miller, Jessica Miller Rocha, Ariel Wagner and Matthew Miller.  Larry will also be greatly missed by his 'great' nieces and nephew:  Taton and Carol Campbell, Takai and Vonshay Azziz, Graysen Cole Hayden Umphenaur, Mark and Luke Miller and Carol and Jacob Miller.

The funeral for Larry Miller will be held on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 11:00 am at St Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, 1190 E. Clark Avenue, Santa Maria, California.  A reception following our brother's Celebration of Life Mass will be hosted by Old Town Orcutt's 'Fifty Plus Club'.  It will be held directly behind the church on Harp Road in the Mildred Jeffers Hall.
Arrangements are being handled by Lori Family Mortuary, 915-A East Stowell Road, Santa Maria, California.  Phone (805) 922-5880.
A graveside service will be held on May 29th, 2018 at 11 am in Monterey County at Coast Veterans' Cememtery, 2900 Park Flats Road, Seaside, California, (831) 393-9371.


Martin Grant Miller

April 13th, 1952 - November 15th, 1976

Martin Grant Miller was born on April 13, 1952.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force on June 5, 1974.  He died on November 15, 1976 with the rank of First Lieutenant.  He is listed as a casualty by the Veterans Affairs Department.  He is interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Marilyn Moore (Fatch)

December 19th, 1951 - January 8th, 2020


Marilyn Moore, age 68, passed away peacefully, January 8, 2020, at home with her family by her side.  She was born on December 19, 1951 in Seattle, Washington, to parents Hank and Muriel Fatch.  Marilyn was a 1970 graduate of Newport High School (Washington State).  She also attended Airport Circle School, Lakeview Jr. High School, and Righetti High School in Santa Maria.  She furthered her education at Hancock College in Santa Maria, received her B.S. Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her Masters from Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

Marilyn taught for 37 years in the Santa Maria Bonita School District and was a very respected and admired teacher.  She spent many of those years at Miller St. School.  Marilyn touched and influenced a countless number of people throughtout her personal life and professional career.  She spent her life putting herself second to the needs of others.  She was as gracious in her battle with cancer as she was during her entire life, always smiling, always positive, always a kind word to share.  To know Marilyn was to know-love she was always light in spirit, spreading her cheerful laugh, and chose to live her life in positivity.

Marilyn enjoyed entertaining, gardening and family gatherings.  She loved her special shelties Charley and Laddie and above all God and her family.

Marilyn also loved to travel.  Her family vacations to Orcas Island, tropical Islands and many trips to Ireland were among her favorites.  Marilyn also enjoyed going to concerts, plays and Seattle Seahawk football games with her family.

Marilyn leaves behind her loving husband of 41 years, Doak and daughters Katie Rodrigues (Jason) and Courtney Stearns (Nic).  She is also survived by her sister Barbara Zarling and brother Bob Fatch (Kim) as well as John, Jeff and James Zarling, and Casey and Connor Fatch.  She is also survived by cousins Pete Challman, Gretchen Hutchinson, and Scott Challman.

In honoring Marilyn's wishes, there will not be a public service.  The family would like to thank her many friends and collegues for keeping her in their thoughts and prayers.

The family would also like to thank Marian Hospice, Dr. Jeffrey Wu, Dr. Ayrons, Dr. Rocco, Dr. Sweeney and Caring Hands for their amazing care and professionalism.  A special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Gordon Li of Stanford and to Joti, who was a guiding angel on Marilyn's shoulder for the entire journey.

In lieu of flowers and because of Marilyn's love for animals, please feel free to send a donation in Marilyn's name to Operation Rescue, c/o The Polished Pet, 3850 South Highway 101, Santa Maria, California, 93455.



Douglas Wayne Nunes

July 5th, 1952 - March 12th, 2005

Douglas Wayne Nunes was born on July 5, 1952 in Santa Barbara, California.  He died on March 12, 2005 in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, and is interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Raymond Yanez Perez

March 14th, 1951 - February 9th, 2005


Raymond Y. Perez, Sr.
Age 53
Services will be held at 11 am on Friday Feb. 18, 2005 in the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary for Raymond Perez, Sr. who passed from this life on Feb. 9, after a year long battle with brain cancer.  Ray was born in San Benito, Texas to Jesus and Margarita Y. Perez on March 14, 1951.  The family arrived in CA in 1959 from Detroit.  They settled in Guadalupe, where Ray attended elementary school and Righetti High.

His adult years had him working for Betteravia Farms and Union Sugar.

He married his former wife and mother of his children Mary Arebalo in 1973, throught their married life, many trials would arise especially the loss of their fourth son Gabriel in 1983, who died in a fire.  But as the years passed their friendship continued.  In 1989 a change in career interest took Ray to Santa Barbara and then the East Coast where he lived until returning to Santa Maria.

His eye for beauty showed in the work he did on airplane interiors.  Ray also had a passion for working on cars and it showed in the time he put into a job well done.

He loved Spiderman and believed there should still be superheroes.  His childlike nature kept him young at heart he shared with many, especially his little best friend Jade Dominguez.  The courage he showed to doctors, family and friends amazed all who knew him.  Uncle Raymond as he was know to many will live on in our hearts forever.

Survivors include his mother Margarita Y. Perez, sons, Raymond Y. Perez, Jr., Manuel F. Perez, and Mike Arebalo Perez in Santa Maria.  Former wife and friend Mary Perez.  Brothers Frank (Kathy) perez of Santa Maria, Sam (Cindy) Perez of Guadalupe, and sister Yolanda Castillo fo Nipomo, CA.  Two grandchildren, Mikaila Sarellano Perez and Ishen Joseph Perez who he kept very close in his heart and memory.  His little Jade who became like the daughter he never had and numerous nieces and nephews.

His fourth son Gabriel Perez preceded him in death in 1983 as did his father Jesus Perez in 1995.

Inurnment will follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery.  May our Lord be with you now and always.  Inurnment Garcia of Jehovah's Witness Kingdon Hall will officiate.



Dolores Jean Potter

April 1st, 1952 - April 22nd, 2005


1952 - 2005
53 years. Born on April 1, 1952 in Santa Maria, CA.  Died on April 22, 2005 at Marian Medical Center

Dolores was raised and educated in Santa Maria.  Early on through her high school years she became disabled.  Dolores loved to cook, especially baking.  She loved fishing and the "oldies" music.  Her family mentioned that she lived for her nieces and nephews, giving them her tender loving care.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Sisters:  Yolanda and Frank Soares, Santa Maria, CA.  Edwina Reyes, Santa Maria, CA.  Brother:  Paul (Butch) and Linda Potter, Santa Maria, CA.  Leo and Debora Potter, Eugene, Oregon.  Uncle:  Sonny and Thelma Sumner, Santa Maria, CA.  Aunts:  Hilda and Manuel Ruiz of Milpitas, CA.  Maxine and Joe Duran, Lompoc, CA.  Rita and Anthony Alexander, Paso Robles, CA.  21 nieces, nephews and grand nieces/nephews.  Numerous cousins and cousin Peggy Perez of Santa Maria, who provided home care for Dolores.  Best friend, Brenda Shelby of Las Vegas.

Preceded in death by her parents, Paul Potter and Beverly Ramirez.  Also the love of her life for many years, K.C. Long.

At the family request there will be no services.  Private inturement will be at a later date.

Donations are requested to be made at a Mid-State Bank.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.


Ralph Ragas

April 8th, 1952 - April 6th, 2018

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at mygrave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye (1932)





Rosemary Ramos (Godinez)

April 2nd, 1950 - September 30th, 2015


Rosemary was born on April 2, 1950 and passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Rosemary was a resident of Santa Maria, California at the time of her passing.  She graduated from Santa Barbara Business College.  She graduated from Ernest Righetti High School in 1970.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary with a rosary at 6:00 p.m.  A Mass will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.  A special thanks to Lo Mejor De Jalisco and Lorraine Perez and family for their generous contributions to the reception.



Theodore "Teddy-Boy" Ranis

1952 - 2005

You were one of the "Guadsters" and we all miss you.  Your friendship will always be a treasured memory.  Your old friend, Johnny Diego

The boys sure miss you.  Whatever we did, where ever we went, it was a pleasure to have you with us.  Friends forever, Frank Noriega



Cathleen Joy Redford (Avila)

December 16th, 1951 - -

Cathleen Joy was born December 13, 1951 in Santa Maria to Adam and Linda Avila.  On May 21, 1977, she married Kerry D. Redford in Orange, California.  She died in Thousand Oaks on February 28, 1992 and is interred at the Santa Maria Cemetery.



William Steven Reisbol

December 28th, 1951 - August 2nd, 1967

William Steven Reisbol died in Walloa County, Oregon.  His is buried in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Kathleen Iris Schultz (McGuire)

May 12th, 1952 - November 8th, 2008

Kathleen Iris McGuire was born on May 12, 1952 in Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas.  She died on November 23, 2008 in San Diego, California.



Helen Selken (Megna)

March 16th, 1952 - August 22nd, 1990

Helen Megna was born in New York on March 16, 1952.  After graduation, she married David Selken and they settled in Ventura County.  She died in Ventura County on August 22, 1990 and is interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Randy James Shook

July 11th, 1951 - February 21st, 2005

Randy James Shook was born on July 11, 1951 in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois.  He passed away on February 21, 2005 in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California.  He is survived by Glenda J. Stafford "Best of Friends - Soul Mates Forever".  He is interred in the Santa Maria Cemetery.



Lawrence David Silva

October 16th, 1952 - September 21st, 2014


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely loss of our brother, husband, dad and Papa, David Silva.  He was our leader, love and touchtone who impacted so many throughout his live.

A proud third generation native of the Santa Maria Valley, David was born to Larry and Dell Silva at Sisters' (Marian) Hospital in 1952.

He and his siblings Bill, Schelli and Lori enjoyed an idyllic local childhood defined by family.  The "Silva four" grew up fishing, hunting and exploring the beauty of the Central Coast, inspiring a lifelong love of nature.  He was active in local youth sports as a boy and went on to play football and baseball at Righetti High School.  He graduated from Righetti and attended Hancock College as well.

He spent the majority of his adult life working in insurance sales.  In more recent years, he found a new professional niche as a driver for Gold Coast Limousine.  He got a great kick out of regaling family and friends with stories about his famous clients.  He touched many lives in both vocations.  He had an unparalleled gift for putting others at ease and was able to effortlessly communicate warmth, trust and care.

In his free time, David was an avid woodworker.  He also enjoyed fishing, casino gambling, Notre Dame football, and barbequeing for his family.

Family was, in fact, at the center of everything for David.  He married Pam, his high school sweetheart in 1972.  They were looking forward to celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary in October.

He was always actively involved in the lives of his children, Amy and Michael.  He coached softball, little league and basketball and served for several years as the President of Orcutt Youth Basketball.  He lived for family vacations to Disneyland, Sedona, Toronto, Las Vegas, and most notably, the Kern River.

In 2003, his grnaddaughter Marin was born.  The light of his life from the day she arrived, he frequently commented that he'd had no idea how significant the role of grandfather would be in his life.  In 2010, he welcomed his daughter-in-law Brittany into the family with characteristically open arms and his family was complete.

Always happiest when he was giving of himself to others, in death he was an organ/tissue donor, ensuring that many who never knew him will celebrate his generosity.

Although gone far too soon, he lived a full, happy life filled with love and laughter.  He will be forever remembered by his big heart, great smile, fantastic sense of humor, and infectious laugh.  We will miss him every day, but we are all bett for having known and loved him.

A Rosary is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at St. Louis de Montfort Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louis de Montfort Church.

Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral home and Crematory.  Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at www.magnermaloney.com.


Karl Meredith Straley

September 20th, 1952 - February 28th, 2004

Karl Meredith Straley was born on September 20, 1952 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, to Geroge Raymond and Agnes Ernestine blondheim Straley.  He married Wilane "Lane" Land on January 23, 1977 and they had one son, Isaac.  Karl passed away on February 28, 2004 in Orange County, California and is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.



Margaret Jane Wall (Tanner)

October 22nd, 1952 - December 25th, 2013


Margaret Jane Tanner (Maggie), age 61, of Puyallup, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, with family by her side.

Maggie was born to Howard C. Tanner Jr. and Sally Lou Kuhlman Tanner in Chicago, IL on September 22, 1952.  She grew up in Santa Maria, CA and graduated from Ernest Righetti High School.  She went on to earn her bachelors degree from the University of Washington and a Masters of Education in Business and Marketing from Central Washington University.  Maggie was a clothing buyer for ten years and then went on to become a teacher at Puyallup, WA., where she inspired her students each day for 25 years.

In 1995, Maggie marrie Rocky Wall.  They were married for sixteen years until Rocky passed away in 2011.

Maggie Jane was beautiful, funny, smart, courageous, giving, and forgiving, authentic and independent.  She dedicated herself to her family, friends and students.  She enjoyed a fun and amazing life and leaves a legacy of love and friendship to all who knew her.

Maggie is survived by her daughter Celest Lykken, son Matthew Walker, granddaughters Ellia Lykken and Quinn Lykken, her many siblings, extended family members, close friends and her current and former students.

A memorial service will be held at Puyallup High School on Saturday, January 11 at 3:00 pm.  Friends, family, former and current PHS students and teachers are welcome to attend.  In lieu of flowers, Honor or Memory donations may be made to Fred Hutchison Cancer Research:  www.fhcrc.org.