Obituaries

October 26, 2005
Obituaries
P. Marie McDaniel Myers P. Marie McDaniel Myers was born April 27, 1946 in Oklahoma. She went to be with our Lord October 21, 2005.She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin, brother Charles, and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Kindle Myers of Santa Paula; son Sam Myers of Texas; and four granddaughters, Ashley, Taylor, Karah and Holly.Marie was a long time resident of Ventura County, living mostly in Santa Paula. At times in her life, Marie was very involved in many events in Santa Paula. In the group she belonged to, she would often organize potlucks and holiday dinners, cooking most of the main dishes herself. She spent many hours serving coffee and greeting new members while working the counter. Her bright smile and hugs will be missed by all who knew her.One of Marieís biggest joys in life was being a grandmother. She was also a devoted mother. She was so proud of her son, Sam - the husband and father he became, and of the man that he is. While her daughter was ill with a life-threatening illness, she sat next to her daughterís bed for weeks on end. Marie would befriend the nurses, other patients and their families.Marieís saying was ďThereís never a stranger, just friends we havenít met.Ē She had the ability to have life long friends. Her friend Harry had added so much to her life, as did all her many, many friends.So to my dear friend, until we meet again, I love you and miss you. We all do. Be at peace with our loving Father.Ethel CooperEthel Cooper, 84, of Santa Paula, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2005 in Ventura after a brief illness. Mrs. Cooper was born February 22, 1921 in Oklahoma, and was a 63-year resident of Ventura County.Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker to her family, which was her greatest pleasure. She also enjoyed bowling and being a Dodger fan, in addition to the love of watching her grandchildren in their games.Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her husband, Benson Cooper; her mother, Myrtle Mae Morton and father James Ervin Kelly; her eldest son, Johnnie D. Creel, Sr.; and her sister, Beatrice Cantrell.Mrs. Cooper is survived by her daughters, Joy (husband Bob) Campos and Gay (husband Ken) Sutton; sons, Dave (wife Linda) Cooper and Tim Cooper; daughter Lesa (husband Bobby) Dickens; son Joey Cooper; daughter Brenda (husband Mark) Moreno; 12 granddaughters; 18 grandsons; 16 great-granddaughters; 20 great-grandsons; four great-great-granddaughters; and four great-great-grandsons.Iím FreeDonít grieve for me, for now Iím free.Iím following the path God laid on me.I took His hand when I heard Him call,I turned my back and left it all.I could not stay another dayTo laugh, to love, to work or play.Tasks left undone must stay that way,I found that peace at the close of day.If my parting has left a void,Then fill it with remembered joy.A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.Be not burdened with times of sorrow;I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.My lifeís been full, Iíve savored much,Good friends, good times,A loved oneís touch.Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.Lift up your heart and share with me.God wanted me now. He set me free.- Author UnknownVisitation was scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 1 p.m. at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, 380 Cemetery Rd., Santa Paula, with Pastor Roy Ash officiating.Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, 525-3391.Graeme Bennison WestlingMr. Westling was born November 1, 1909 in Los Angeles. He died October 20, 2005 in Paso Robles. His maternal grandparents, Henry and Edith Bennison, and his mother, Belle Bennison Westling, were long time Santa Paula residents.Mr. Westling grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Paula, graduating from Santa Paula High School in 1927. He returned to Los Angeles to work in the oil industry, eventually becoming the superintendent of Texaco Refining at Terminal Island in Wilmington.Mr. Westling married Melba Jean Parker of Saticoy in 1934. They made their home in Wilmington and Long Beach, before moving to Santa Barbara in 1983. They were married for 57 years.Mr. Westling was a Master Mason for more than 50 years, and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Scottish Rite and of Al Malaikah Shrine. For a number of years in the late 1930s, he was the associate Guardian of Jobís Daughters in Wilmington.Mr. Westling was preceded in death by his wife, Melba Jean and son, Wayne Thomas Westling of Eugene, Oregon. Surviving him are his daughter, Anita Jean Field and son-in-law Sam Field of San Miguel, CA; daughter-in-law Letty Morgan of Eugene, Oregon; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, John Victor Westling of Orange, CA; and a sister, Virginia Westling Odell of Coarsegold, CA.Arrangements for burial are by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary of Santa Barbara, with interment at Santa Paula Cemetery.



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