April 02, 2008
Hazel Beth Lamanno Hazel 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 and Marlene 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.Viola NasalroadViola Nasalroad died of natural causes on March 26, 2008 following several years of declining health. She was born in Sycamore, Kansas on March 6, 1922 to Tom and Beulah Garner.Viola and her family moved from Kansas to Santa Paula in 1935, where she lived the remainder of her life. She attended Isbell and Santa Paula Union High School. On November 11, 1939 she married Lonnie Nasalroad.Viola was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She took great delight in cooking wonderful meals for her family and was noted for her incredibly tasty coconut cream pies, which became a must requirement for holidays and special occasions. She was also an exceptional seamstress and enjoyed delicate crochet work.She and her husband, Lonnie, were active members in the Santa Paula Moose Lodge for many years, and they greatly enjoyed occasional trips to Las Vegas.Viola had several different jobs during her lifetime, but most enjoyed her last job as a central supply technician at Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, from where she retired.She was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie and sisters Verdell Govro, Sybel Buck and Mildred Peters. She is survived by sons, Gary Nasalroad (wife Nancy) of Santa Paula and John Nasalroad of Palm Desert; and daughters, Karen Sue Nayfack of Ojai and Debra Seabaugh (husband Craig) of Ventura. She also leaves behind sisters Juanita Walker and Wilma Thompson of Ventura, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
The family of Viola wishes to thank the staff at Cypress Place Assisted Living in Ventura and Twin Pines Healthcare in Santa Paula for the help, support and care given her during the past four years.Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at Santa Paula Cemetery. Skillin Carroll Mortuary in Santa Paula will be in charge of arrangements, with Rev. Bob Walpole officiating.Catalina Hernandez VillaOur beloved mother, Catalina Hernandez Villa, 84, entered into eternal life peacefully and surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. She was born March 22, 1924 in Mexico City, Mexico. She came to the United States and made it her home. She married and raised eight children.Our mom dedicated herself to raising her children. She loved spending special time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling back to Mexico City, where she left many close friends, and continued her friendships throughout the years; our mother was a true friend. She also enjoyed her Vegas turn arounds. Although she never gave up her cooking secrets, we will try to carry on her traditions. She loved her garden of roses, and never could miss watching Novelas on TV.She is preceded in death by her husband Emilio in 2005, her granddaughter Ali in 2007, and her son-in-law Francisco J. Gonzales in 2002.She is survived by her sons, Francisco Hernandez of Santa Paula, Fidel Villa of Somis, and Emilio Villa Jr. of Oxnard; daughters, Patricia H. Gonzales, Marisela Gonzalez, Teresa Barrera and Martina Villa, all of Santa Paula, and Rosaura Villa of Oxnard; grandchildren, Richard, Adela and John Paul Hernandez, Erika Contreras, Karin, Dylan and Julian Gonzalez, Marcus, Ali and Celine Barrera, and Andrea, Stephanie, Cara, Christian and Roman Villa; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Frankie, Bianca, Rikki Richard, Marisa, Gabby, Romelio and Jeremiah Matthew “Chirimoya Jr.”; brother Adalberto “Bob” Hernandez; and sister, Consuelo Garcia of Santa Paula.Mama,Gracias por ser mi madre, por ensenarme hacer una perona fuerte. Pero mas que nada, por crear mis tres hijos. Nunca me olvidare los viajas a Mexico, mis cumplenos, las tiendas. Pero mas que nada, que tau y me padre sigen creando a mi hija. Hasta que nos veamos que dios los beniga. Tu hija TereAmaSiempre estaras en nuestro corazones. Peri y PacoA special thank you to assisted hospice (Josie Piacensia and Jose) and Dr. Antonio Ruelas for all the wonderful care for many years; Dr. Dennis Brooks and Dr. Tamara Snow, thank you for your compassionate care. To all her nurses on the 4th and 7th floors at Community Memorial Hospital, thank you.Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Paula on Friday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m., with Father Charles Luera officiating. Burial will follow the Mass at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements are under the care of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, 525-3391.

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