June 03, 2011

Vernon R. Roll

(4/16/1937 - 5/25/2011)

Vernon R. Roll passed away May 25, 2011 after a courageous battle with aggressive cancer. He was born in Mott, North Dakota on April 16, 1937 to Lawrence and Eleanora Roll.

Vern met and married his first wife Lillian in Mott, North Dakota and then later they moved to Lodi, California with their three children. They then moved to Santa Paula, where their family had grown to five children. In 1973 at an early age Lillian passed away.

Vern met and married Pauline, who had two children, thus enlarging his family to seven children.

Vern was also a general contractor most of his life and later worked for Ruffco Construction. His lifelong hobbies were working with wood, sports, hunting and playing golf.

He spent many years coaching kids to play the games of baseball and football. He enjoyed teaching them good sportsmanship and the love of the games. In addition to working at Ruffco Construction, Vern and Pauline owned and ran VIP Beauty Supply and Salon. Later they acquired Church of the Angels Wedding Chapel, where Vern became a minister and performed wedding ceremonies. During this time he was also involved with Odd Fellows and served many pancake breakfasts to the community.

Upon retiring Vern and Pauline made the decision to travel the United States and Canada in their motor home. They spent eight happy years as full time RVers, traveling with friends exploring what the country had to offer.

Vern is survived by his loving wife Pauline; sons Jeff Roll (Lisa), Todd Roll (Sue), Greg Roll (Esmeralda), and Tom Roll; daughters Beverly Moreno (James), Victoria Fesler (Denny), and Michelle Horton; brothers Gene Roll (Ione) and George E. Roll; sisters Valeria Roach (Fred), and Darlene Olmsted; grandchildren Andrea, Daniel, Maggin, Katey, Derrick, Justine, Zachary, Marnae, Amanda, Rhiannon (Jeff), Jimmy, Tasha, Danielle, and Dustin; great-grandchildren Lillian, Summer and Jasmine; and godson Ulyses.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any of your hospice providers.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Thursday, June 2 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Santa Paula. Interment followed at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery. Providing military honors was the Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043 and the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 56.

To sign the family’s online guest book, post pictures and share stories please visit our website: and click on Vern’s name located below “Recent Obituaries.” Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs, Santa Paula.

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