September 04, 2002
Janet Mae Hankins Janet Mae Hankins, age 65, of Santa Paula, died at the St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo on August 25, 2002 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Bellingham, Washington n January 16, 1937.She came to Santa Paula in 1952, and graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1955 with high honors.She is survived by her brother, Larry of Santa Paula. She was preceded in death by her father, Miles in 1963, and mother, Katherine in 1997.She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Santa Paula.Donations can be sent to your favorite charity in her name.Otis Leroy CainOtis Leroy “Roy” Cain of Fillmore passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2002. Roy was born August 10, 1914 in Delphos, Kansas.Before his retirement Roy was a pharmacist for over 50 years. Roy also was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Fillmore-Santa Paula Lodge #291 F & A.M., and Denver Consistory.He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Maxine; sons James of Seattle and Michael (Janet) of Santa Clarita; granddaughter Lisa Coukos (Brad); and various nieces and nephews.A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, September 4 at 11 a.m. at Camino del Sol Memorial Center and Funeral Home, 200 N. C St., Oxnard. The Fillmore-Santa Paula Masonic Lodge #291 will be officiating.In lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to Fillmore-Santa Paula Lodge #291, F & A.M., P.O. Box 129, Santa Paula, CA 93061.Arrangements are under the care of Guardian Memorial Funeral Directors of Ventura County, Oxnard.
Rex Lindley WellsRex Lindley Wells, age 86, of Santa Paula, passed away August 27, 2002 at St. John’s Hospital, Oxnard. He was born May 30, 1916 in Jackson, Michigan.Rex moved to Santa Paula in 1935 to open a business at the Santa Paula Airport. Prior to that he had been commuting from Los Angeles to instruct and service students’ planes.During World War II, Rex was a Civilian Flight Instructor under contract to instruct cadets for the Army Air Corps. Rex was self-employed as a Certified Flight Instructor and an aircraft mechanic. He and wife Mildred sold their business, Wells Aircraft and Engine Service, and retired in 1980.Rex was a member of various flying organizations and the Sheriff’s Aero Squadron.He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Armstrong Wells, in September 2000. He is survived by their daughter, Christine Wells of Santa Paula; grandchildren Kurt White and Wendi White of Santa Paula; brother-in-law Richard Armstrong; nieces and nephews, Patty Page, Joyce Armstrong, Cheryl Armstrong, Clarence Trout, and Doug Armstrong; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Rex will also be remembered by his many former students and fellow pilots.A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m. at CP Aviation at the Santa Paula Airport.Contributions may be made in his memory to the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula.Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula.

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