March 28, 2008
Eduardo (Eddie) Lovio Luque Eduardo Lovio Luque (Eddie), 61, beloved father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away with his family at his side on Good Friday, March 21, 2008. Eddie was born in Ventura on April 16, 1946 to Serapio and Carmen Luque.Eddie’s childhood was spent on the Edwards Ranch near Saticoy, where the Luque family of eight sisters and two brothers lived until the early 1970s. Eddie attended Briggs School and later Santa Paula High School, where he graduated in 1964.In 1967, during the Vietnam War, he volunteered for military service. He served in the U.S. Army for three years, and returned to Santa Paula. He worked as a carpenter for many years throughout Ventura County.For the last few years, Eddie worked as a custodian for the Santa Paula Elementary School District, primarily at McKevett and Barbara Webster schools. He often expressed to his family and friends the satisfaction it gave him to work with such a loving and friendly staff.Eddie also enjoyed riding his “Harley” with his nephews and friends throughout the county. During this happy time of satisfactory work and enjoyable times with his family and friends, he was stricken with stomach cancer. Through his ordeal of therapy and hospitalization, he expressed his faith in Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. He became an inspiration to all his family and friends, and even to those that came into his life during this difficult time.His children and family were constantly at his side. His priest, Fr. Charles Lueras, CRIC, was a frequent visitor and a joy and comfort to him.Eddie is survived by his daughter Nicole Flint (Nate), son Eli Luque, grandson Jared Flint, and stepdaughters Roxanne Husted and Renee Ramirez. He is also survived by sisters Tillie Borrego (Robert), Virginia Benitez (Danny), Alice Porras, Maggie Cervantes (Raul), Eva Avendano (David), Marie Ruiz (Ray), and Olga Leal (Robert); brother Ron Luque (Ruth); numerous nephews and nieces; and his “Harley” companions.He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dora Valdez; nephews David Avendano Jr., Frankie Valdez and Craig Argott; nieces Sandra Gomez and Susan Sandoval; brothers-in-law Arthur Porras and Pete Valdez; and grand-nephew Anthony Burboa Jr.The family wishes to thank the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, which provided hospice care to Eddie. A special thanks to Rosemary and Karen.Services will be held on Friday, March 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 427 N. Oak St., Santa Paula. Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m.Margaret M. LopezMargaret Morua Lopez, 90, passed away peacefully March 25, 2008. Margaret was born March 11, 1918 in Pasadena to Felicadads and Crispino Morua.Margaret loved spending time going to Guadalupe Church and gardening; also morning walks and sewing. She was a well-known woman. She worked as a grader for the Santa Paula Orange Association.She will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts. We will always miss her and love her.She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Henry, sister Carmen Morua, and brothers Victor Morua, Ernest Morua, Manuel Morua, John Morua, Pedro Morua, Tony Morua, and Stanley Morua.She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Ruiz and long time friend Flavio, and Anita Gonzales (husband George); grandchildren Maurie Gonzales, Thad Gonzales (wife Julie), Nancy Alamillo (husband Chaleo), and Roy Ruiz; and great-grandchildren Irene Alamillo, Chaleo Alamillo Jr., Robert Alamillo, Ryan Alamillo and Alexis Gonzales.We would like to thank Connie Garcia and Lupe Castro who were always there with lots of love, hugs and kisses. A special Thank You to Dr. Deutsch, who took very good care of our mom. Our family would like to extend the deepest of gratitude to the staff of Twin Pines in Santa Paula.Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 31 at Funeraria del ángel Stetler Mortuary, 128 S. 8th St., followed by a Rosary at 12 p.m. at Guadalupe Church. Mass will follow at 12:30 p.m., with burial following at Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Funeraria del ángel Stetler Mortuary, 525-5595.Hazel Beth LamannoHazel Beth Lamanno, 87, passed away peacefully March 24, 2008 after a long illness at Fillmore Convalescent Center, surrounded by family.Hazel was born in Lynchburg, Virginia November 2, 1920, one of seven children to Harry M. and May Belle Boswell. She met William R. (Billy) Lamanno in Washington, D.C. where they both worked during World War II, and married him October 24, 1941. They moved back to Santa Paula in 1948, where she lived for 60 years, together with Bill for 48 years until his passing in 1996.
Hazel was always a very caring and active person within the community, and never hesitated to volunteer as committee member, board member or leader, and several times served as president or chairperson. Her favorite organizations were Santa Paula Ebell Club, Methodist Women’s Association, and Camp Fire Girls. She was also very active in the schools at which her children attended, serving on may committees and PTA more than once as its leader.Hazel worked for 22 years at Barbara Webster School, 15 years as a special education aid and seven years in Teacher’s Resources. During this time she was a member of the Classified Employee’s Union, serving on the board and as union president for one term.She loved her indoor plants, watching movies with animals, and having her family over to her home for holidays and special occasions. Hazel also loved traveling back to Lynchburg to visit family and friends, the last time in 2003 to attend her 65-Year Class Reunion. Hazel’s many friends and her family will dearly miss her.Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, four of her siblings, her husband Bill Lamanno, and her granddaughter Teresa M. Lemons.Hazel is survived by three daughters, Linda and Gary Lindsay, Judith and John Brown, and Carolyn and Steve States, and one son, Michael Lamanno; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Fildes, Chad (wife Margie) Lindsay, Josh (wife Erin) Lindsay, Laura Ketterman, Christopher Elliott, Suzanne Tummarillo, and Cori Lamanno; and 10 great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Nicholas (wife Brittay), Bryce, Katlin, Madison, Christian, Clay and baby Jake Lindsay, Adam Ketterman, and Elijah Fildes. She is also survived by two brothers, Harry M. (Mokey) and Nell Boswell, and Robert R. and Kitten Boswell of Lynchburg, VA; her sister-in-law Nadine Lamanno; niece Janice (husband Ron) Brown; nephew Mark (wife Mary) Lamanno; and several other nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held Monday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 133 N. Mill St., Santa Paula. A reception to celebrate Hazel’s life will be held at the Lamanno family home at 416 E. Santa Paula St. immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First United Methodist Church in Santa Paula.Hazel’s family would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at the Fillmore Convalescent Center for their mother’s care over the last few years. You gave us peace of mind.Mark A. Eaton Jr.May 6, 1919 - January 16, 2008.Survived by his loving wife Jean H. Eaton, and his five children. Mark and Jean happily resided for over 30 years in Santa Paula.Mark could be seen generously volunteering for many community service activities, such as the Santa Paula Ministerial Association, as a tutor for the Blanchard Community Library Literacy Program, and Santa Paula’s Neighborhood Watch. Mark was a devoted member of the Bahá’í Faith, serving for years on the Baha’i Local Spiritual Assembly and teaching children’s classes.A Remembrance Gathering will be held in Santa Paula at 1 p.m. Saturday April 5, 2008. For more information please call Molly King at 525-7512, or Cameron West at 524-1580.Armando David Castro Jr.Armando David Castro Jr., 39, a Ventura County resident, passed away March 21, 2008. He was born April 11, 1968 in Santa Paula, and was a lifelong county resident.David worked in construction and as an auto detailer. He enjoyed going to casinos, and his favorite pastime was to listen to music.He was preceded in death by his father, Armando David Castro Sr.This beloved son, brother, cousin and nephew is survived by his son, Armando David Castro III; his mother, Emily Castro Hernandez; brother Mario Dino Castro; sister Darlene Dolores Castro; uncles, Fernando Hernandez, Mario Hernandez, Raul Hernandez, and Louis Hernandez Jr.; aunts, Elva Ayala, Alice Zepeda, and Patty Hernandez; grandparents, Louis R. Hernandez and Lucy Castro Hernandez; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.Viewing will be on Monday, March 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula Street. Rosary will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, followed by burial at Santa Paula Cemetery and a reception at the Moose Lodge in Santa Paula.Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., 525-3391.

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