February 27, 2002
Betty Lyttle Betty Lyttle, 76, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 21, 2002, in the care of her family after a lengthy illness.Betty, born on January 1, 1926 in Bristol, Oklahoma, was a resident of Santa Paula for over 55 years. She was a homemaker and hobbyist.She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Jim, two brothers, three sisters, and her grandson.Mrs. Lyttle will be dearly missed by brothers Lonnie, Doc, and Fred Nasalroad and their wives; sister Jackie and husband; her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Chris Lyttle of Oak View, Guy and Nancy Lyttle of Lee Vining; grandchildren, Christy Welker, and Chad, Andy and Todd Lyttle; three great-grandsons and numerous others.Graveside services at Santa Paula Cemetery were held February 25th, arrangements by Skillin-Carroll Mortuary of Santa Paula.Joseph Henry “Hank” HayesJoseph Henry “Hank” Hayes, our “Papa,” 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2002 in Dinuba, California. He was born July 15, 1911 in Red Oak, Oklahoma, and ventured to California in 1937. In 1938 he married Bessie Irene Stockton, in Shafter, California and in 1954 they settled in Santa Paula .He is survived by three of his four children, Rita DeLong of Oroville, Larry Hayes of Carmel Valley, and Lana Hayes of Visalia. His beloved son, Dennis, passed away in 1983. Bessie died in 1991 in Oroville, California, where the couple moved to in 1988. Hank is also survived by 15 grandchildren:Brendon Delong, Shannon Delong, Laurie Hayes Head, Jeffery Hayes, Robbie Hayes, Carolyn Mott Hinkel, Devon Hayes, Gabriel Stockton Hayes, Nathanael Wood Hayes, Kevin Arellano, Jason Arellano, Kyle Arellano, Jaime Hayes Eads, Travis Hayes, Jacob Hayes; and eight great grandchildren: Wyatt Eads, McKayla Hayes, Kaylee Arellano, Halle Arellano, Madison Head, Mollie Head, Carter Hayes, and Myla Hayes.If desired, memorial donations may be made to the the Alzheimer’s Association.Pedro A. BracamontesPedro A. Bracamontes, age 85, of Santa Paula, passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Friday, 22, 2002. Pedro was born on April 5, 1916 in La Junta, Colorado to the union of Pedro Bracamontes Sr. and Manuela Alamillo. He was a resident of Ventura County for over 50 years.Pedro was a loving and devoted father and grandfather to all his children. As a young man he worked in the coal mines of New Mexico and Colorado. He leaves a Legacy of Love, Commitment and Hard Work to all his children.Pedro is preceded in death by his wife, Francisca Banuelos Bracamontes who passed away in 1955. He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his children; sons, Peter Anastacio Bracamontes, Joe Bracamontes, Robert Bracamontes and Peter and wife Cecilia Bracamontes Jr.; daughters, Nellie and husband Victor Marquez, and Linda Bracamontes; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.GrandpaThe time has come to say goodbye,our hearts ache, and tears we cry.Hard working hands laid to rest,
proof God takes nothing but the best.Now you are with Grandma again,young and free, all those yearsyou waited patiently.Thank you Grandpa for being so strong,for the good memories that will lastour whole life long.Scolding and laughter,those memories we will treasure,thank you for keepingthe family together.“Que Dios Te Bendiga”“May God Bless You”For My Grandpa, Joanne BuenrostroVisitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at St. Sebastian Church in Santa Paula. The Holy Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 28 at 9 a.m. at St. Sebastian Church. Interment will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 629 S. “A” St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.

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