January 21, 2005
Marion Dudenhoeffer Hinke Marion Dudenhoeffer Hinke, a longtime government worker, died Monday, November 27, 2004 in Silver Oak Manor in Livermore. She was 96. Mrs. Hinke was born on April 19, 1908 in Erie, Pennsylvania.Marion deeply loved her family, her friends, her faith, and the world. There was no limit to her enthusiasm, energy, boundless curiosity, and generosity to her relatives and charities.She worked Division of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor from 1934 to 1945, and then in the clerical staff for the State Department. Her job allowed her to travel the world.In Lisbon, she served as an assistant in the office of the Ambassador. Next she was appointed secretary and administrative assistant to the Counselor of Embassy, and worked on the evacuation to Japan during the Korean War. Upon her transfer to Paris, she served as secretary to the Deputy Special Assistant for MDAP.She then transferred to Paris, France in 1952, where she met and married Frederick William Hinke in 1953. She retired from the Foreign Service and followed him to Monrovia, Liberia, where he served as Counselor of Embassy. They retired in 1958 to Santa Barbara. They both attended classes at the University of California, Berkeley.After Fred’s death in 1960, she moved to San Francisco, living there until 1995. She graduated from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in 1964, and enjoyed a second career in interior decorating. Upon Marion’s retirement, she traveled extensively in Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and Asia. Her health began to fail in 1995, when she moved to Livermore.She was the most exciting person in any group – funny, gracious and hospitable – and gave outstanding service in the clerical staff of the Foreign Service.Marion is survived by her stepdaughter, Helen Karnes; sister, Helen Skinner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick W. Hinke, and her stepdaughter Margaret Woods.A memorial mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 22 at St. Sebastian’s Church in Santa Paula. Interment will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Hazel Viola FrazeeHazel Viola Frazee, 84, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 16, 2005 in Ventura following a lengthy illness.Hazel was born March 27, 1920 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She worked for IBM in Port Hueneme during World War II, and was a dietician for 10 years. Her activities included walks, hikes, traveling, music, reading and writing poetry. She was also a member of Santa Paula Church of Christ for many years.She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Connie Blackwell; son Glen Folmer; sisters, Ella Gibson, Edith Gibson, Pearl Tabor and Mildred Lynes; and brothers, Roy Carriger and James Carriger.Hazel is survived by her husband Russell; sons, Kenneth, Randy and Barry; daughter Melody Mitchell; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held on Friday, January 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Funeraria del ángel Stetler Chapel. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m. at Santa Paula Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.Arrangements are under the direction of Funeraria del ángel Stetler Mortuary, 128 S. 8th St., Santa Paula, 525-5595.Leon H. PreciadoLeon H. Preciado departed on Monday, January 17, 2005. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his family. His wife Antonia Rosas Preciado preceded him in death in 2001 (his next-door childhood sweetheart).A native resident of Santa Paula, Mr. Preciado attended elementary school and high school in the neighborhood. He grew up on Santa Paula and Ojai Street. His life is marked by feats of courage during World War II. Each year he looked forward to his Army reunion.
Mr. Preciado worked in construction and retired from the Labor Union. Retirement was only a word for him. Leon Preciado continued to work until he was 80. A self-made man, he and his sons, nephews or brother picked up garbage in Santa Paula, Stokelys, and other areas. Leon had many construction projects, mowed lots, and later Mr. Preciado grew selected types of avocados.Leon H. Preciado enjoyed his life, loved talking to his friends and family. He always shared stories with his family, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren. Leon Preciado was a Santa Paula icon, you would see him driving his red tractor and slowing down traffic in town. The red tractor and Leon were contracted by many people to clean lots for the city, or for private individuals. The red tractor was always ready for Santa Paula jobs.Leon H. Preciado was devoted to his country and his family. He was one of a few 20th century men left to show his grandchildren what a responsible man is and does.Leon H. Preciado is survived by his six children, David Valdez of Santa Paula, Andrew Juarez of Los Angeles, Leon Preciado III of Santa Paula, Alex R. Preciado of San Jose (spouse Betsy R. Preciado), Phillip Preciado of San Jose, and Anna A. Nava of Santa Paula (spouse Javier Nava). Leon also had 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.Leon Preciado was one of 11 children of Esther and Leon Preciado Sr., who raised their family on Ojai Street. Of the 11 children, his surviving brothers and sisters are Andrea Mendez, Angela Dominguez, Esther Montoya, Stella Avila, Ruben Preciado, Cecilio Preciado, and Viola Martinez. Deceased brother and sisters are Joe Preciado, Rosa Preciado Wyatt, and Mary Preciado.Visitation will be held Friday, January 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. at Chapel of the Canyon, 3452 Ojai Rd., Santa Paula. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, January 22 at 12 p.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Santa Paula. 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.Sabas S. Herrera, Jr.Sabas S. Herrera, Jr., 82, of Santa Paula, passed away at his residence on January 16, 2005. He was born February 24, 1922 in Miami, Arizona, and was a Ventura County resident for 79 years.Mr. Herrera worked in civil service as a paver at Port Hueneme. He was an avid fisherman, and loved gardening.He was a veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge, where he was injured. He also received campaign medals for service in France and England.Mr. Herrera was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Herrera; sister, Nellie Reyes; two granddaughters, Christine Herrera and Stacey Herrera-Johnson; and two great-granddaughters, Lisa Maria Rivera and Cassandra Aguilar.He is survived by his wife, Alice C. Herrera of Santa Paula; sons, Robert (wife Julia) Herrera of Santa Paula, Roger (wife Gerri) Herrera of Lake Montclair, Virginia, and Ronald Herrera of Santa Paula; daughter, Linda Rivera of Santa Paula; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers, Raymond Herrera and Michael Herrera, both of Santa Paula; and sisters, Concha Garcia of San Jose, Rachael Trejo of Ventura, Marty Nava of Arizona, and Jennie Flores of Santa Paula.Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 21 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula, with burial to follow at Santa Paula Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1339 Del Norte Rd., Camarillo.Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula.

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