March 31, 2000
Henry A. “Bill” Garbanati Henry A. “Bill” Garbanati, son of Paul C. and Helena Garbanati, peacefully left this world on March 22 at home in the presence of family after a brief illness. He is remembered as a gentle, thoughtful and generous man who inspired those around him by his life and his death. Even in his last weeks, he was trying to help those around him.He was born September 17, 1919 in Silverton, Colorado, before spending most of his youth in nearby Durango. In high school he excelled in basketball, winning an athletic scholarship to University of Colorado, and he was a life long tennis player.After marrying his high school sweetheart, Alice Soens, he remained a dedicated husband and father. He was a veteran of World War II, including being stationed in Nuremberg, Germany during the Nuremberg trials.He was an executive at a number of companies, primarily in the food industry. After his “retirement,” he was a realtor in Fillmore for 15 years, and he was proud of the fact that he never really retired. His great passion for work was equaled only by his passion for imparting his political insights.He is survived by his wife, Alice; his sons and their wives, Dennis (Kelly Lee) and Jim (Lourdes); and grandsons, Alex, Brett and Rob.A memorial mass was held March 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Fillmore. He will be buried in Greenmont Cemetery in Durango, Colorado.Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Stetler Mortuary, Santa Paula.Cecil Lamar Little
Cecil Lamar Little, age 68 of Santa Paula, died at his home, surrounded by family and friends, on March 25, 2000 following a short illness.Cecil was born March 24, 1932 in Rose Hill, Mississippi. He was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church in Hickory, Mississippi.A Santa Paula resident for 41 years, Cecil was a retired member of Operating Engineers Local 12. In affiliation with his love of hunting he was an active member of the Tri-County Houndsman Association, and enjoyed sports and 4-H activity with his children and grandchildren.He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Edna of Santa Paula; his children, Ronda, John, Penny and Cody, and grandchildren, Thomas, Brian, Chris and Michael, all of Santa Paula; and siblings, Claude Earl, Earline, Curtis, Betty (Renie), Joann, Daniel, Ross and Rose. He was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Ann, his parents, John Sharp and Eunice Little, and his brothers Carlton and Pete.Graveside services were held on March 29 by long time friend Aric Curtis at Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula.

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