September 26, 2007
Judy F. Escamilla Judy F. Escamilla, 54, of Santa Paula, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2007 in Fresno. She was born November 18, 1952 in Oklahoma, and was a Ventura County resident for over 50 years.Retired, Judy enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine D. Standridge, father Ted F. Standridge, and husband, James V. Escamilla.Judy is survived by four sisters, Jean Drury of Spirit Lake, Idaho, Shirley Valverde, Glenda Espinosa of Santa Paula, and Linda Perez of McAlester, Oklahoma; her brother, Jimmy F. Standridge of Conway, Arkansas; two sons, James G. Escamilla and Manlio C. Escamilla; daughter Anita Escamilla Cabañas; and grandchildren, Lisa J. Escamilla, Jaime G. Escamilla Jr., Gabriel M. Escamilla, Marisa M. Escamilla, Manlio C. Escamilla Jr., Isaiah R. Escamilla, Matthew B. Escamilla, Michael V. Cabañas, and Jacob E. Cabañas. She will be loved and missed by all her family and friends.Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 27 at Funeraria del ángel Stetler Mortuary, with the funeral service immediately following, officiated by Steve Perez. Burial will be at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to Anita Cabañas for funeral expenses at 5344 W. Home Ave., Fresno, CA 93722.Alfonso “Ponchie” MartinezAlfonso “Ponchie” Martinez, 76, of Santa Paula, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a brief illness.Al, or “Ponchie” as he was well known to his many friends in Ventura County, was born on April 2, 1931 in Santa Paula, and was a lifelong resident. He was retired, having worked in construction through the Union Local #585 in Ventura.Al loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Chapter 3608, and a member of the Korean War Veterans Association of Ventura County, Chapter #56, where he served as a member of the Color Guard Detail.Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his wife, Delia Martinez, his mother and father, Virginia and Charlie Martinez, his brothers, Joe and Edmund Martinez, and his sister, Hortencia Valdez.Al is survived by his sons, Al Martinez Jr. of Santa Paula, David Martinez of Santa Paula, and Tommy Martinez of Port Hueneme; grandchildren, Melissa (husband Matthew) O’Brien of Honolulu, Hawaii, Jalena (husband George) Perez of Aviano, Italy, Monica Martinez (fiancé John Wadkowski) of Santa Paula, Michele Martinez of Ventura, Mark Martinez and David Martinez Jr. of Santa Paula; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Polk, Katelyn and Brenden O’Brien, Alyssa and George Perez III, and John Wadkowski Jr.Visitation will be Thursday, September 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Skillin Carroll Mortuary, with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Saint Sebastian Church, 237 9th Street. The funeral mass will be on Friday, September 28 at 12 noon at Saint Sebastian Church, with Father Pasquale Vuoso officiating. Burial will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, 525-3391.Leo F. HuberLeo F. Huber, 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 in Ventura. He was born on October 5, 1934 in Paris, Arkansas.Leo was a resident of Santa Paula for 54 years. He worked as a plasterer and was a member of Local 741 and a labor trustee. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Church in Ventura, a past member of the Knights of Columbus – Ventura Chapter, and a past member of the Sacred Heart Bowling League.One of his hobbies was driving and working on his 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton. He was an avid bass fisherman, and enjoyed watching baseball and football. His favorite teams were the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Denver Broncos. Leo enjoyed cooking holiday dinners for his family and friends. You could always find him inside his garage, sitting near his bass boat, watching sports or the news on his TV. Leo took pride in decorating the outside of his home for Christmas, which was his favorite holiday.
Leo Huber is most remembered by his family for being a caring father and strong provider, often working seven days a week. He will also be remembered for his wonderful holiday meals, and taking pride in the care of his rose garden and avocado trees. His friends remember him as a person of strong character and work ethic, where his roots as a “country boy” were never changed by city life. Leo Huber is loved by his family, and he will be missed.He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Henry and Bertha Huber of Paris, Arkansas; sister Ann Huber of Russellville, Arkansas; and brothers Charlie and George Huber of Subiaco, Arkansas.He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wretha Huber; two daughters, Lenore Young (husband Jim Aguirre) of Santa Paula and Karen (husband Rene) Posada of Fillmore; one son, Frank (Summer) Huber of Moorpark; four grandchildren, Hunter Young, Ale and Nicholas Posada, and Braden Huber; two brothers, Gene (Louise) Huber and Bill Huber, both of Paris, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews in Paris, Arkansas. His brother Gene is a veteran of Pearl Harbor, and his brother Bill is formerly a longtime resident of Santa Paula.A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 11 a.m. at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, 380 Cemetery Road.Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, 525-3391.Joy E. BaileyJoy E. Bailey departed this life and went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 23, 2007. She was born in Hedley, Texas on January 21, 1935 to William and Emily Carwile.She and her husband Wayne met at a very young age at church, where her future mother-in-law was their Sunday School teacher. Joy and Wayne were married in 1955. To this union was born two sons.A long time resident of Santa Paula, Joy worked for a long time in her husband’s and brother-in-law John’s appliance business in Ventura. When the business was sold, she worked as a kitchen manager for the Santa Paula Elementary School District, until she retired.Joy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emily Carwile, and her sister, Jimmie Ruth Grimsley.Joy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wayne; her two sons, Rick Bailey of Santa Paula and Randy Bailey of Ventura; granddaughter Trisha of Fresno and grandson Ryan of Ventura; great-granddaughter Takarra and great-grandson Christian; brother and sister-in-law Howard and Jean Carwile; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.Joy loved her mother- and father-in-law and all her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, who also dearly loved her.She had precious caregivers, Esther Seaman, Bertha Arellano and Crystal Garcia.Her smile and merry laugh were a blessing to all her family and many friends and everyone who knew her.Joy, you will be so missed, but we will meet again in heaven.A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula Street. The funeral service will be on Thursday, September 27 at 12:30 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 14840 Telegraph Rd., Santa Paula, with Pastor Barry Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, 525-3391.

Site Search



Call 805 525 1890 to receive the entire paper early. $50.00 for one year.