Obituaries

December 10, 1999
Obituaries
Beulah A. Pritchard Beulah A. Pritchard, age 78, of North Hollywood, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 1999 in North Hollywood after a brief illness.She was born in Kansas on July 4, 1921 and was a former Santa Paula resident, having worked for the Santa Paula Orange Association for 25 years as a packer and grader.She is survived by her sons, Michael Pritchard of Bakersfield and William Pritchard of Bishop; and daughters, Martha Anderson of Stone, Idaho, Maxine Schreffler of Missouri, Priscilla Wilson of Arizona, Pearl Hasty of Fillmore, and Louann Gunther of Ventura. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Pritchard, in 1988.Graveside services were held December 9 at Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Stetler Mortuary, Santa Paula.Rafael G. Garcia“Ponte Trucha.” “Si se puede, Si se quiere.” “Adelante caminante.” “Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres.” “De atras venimos y adelante vamos.” “Get smart.” “You can do it if you want to.” “Continue on, show me who you are with, and I will tell you who you are.” “Move forward.” These “refranes” we heard time and time again from our father, Rafael G. Garcia, who went to be with the Lord on December 3, 1999. His wife and children were by his bedside.Our daddy was born on September 23, 1923 in Mexico City, Mexico and had been a resident of Santa Paula for 42 years. For over 40 years he was a salesman and instructor for the West Bend Kitchen Products, a profession he loved and carried out until his last few days. His dedication to the profession earned him countless awards as a leading and distinguished salesman in all of California. He also assisted with the everyday operations of his wife’s business, Ralph’s Taco House.Our daddy was a man with profound wisdom, a great sense of humor (a great joke teller), compassion and, above all, he was a humanitarian. He had a tremendous love for family, his culture, making friends, and enjoying good music and good food. He was a tremendous inspiration to all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with his positive attitude for life.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Consuelo; daughters, Martha (husband David) Jimenez of Granada Hills and Elizabeth (husband Gil) Castaneda; son Rafael (wife Barbara) Garcia; daughters, Connie (husband Lorenzo) Moraza, Rose (husband Roland) Hernandez, and Diane (husband Freddie) Perez, all of Santa Paula; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother Manuel Garcia; sister Josefina Calderon of Mexico City; and cousin, Eliseo Figueroa.The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. A. Ruelas and staff, Dr. C. Emery and staff, Dr. E. Slater and staff, Santa Clara Valley Hospice, and Castaneda-Crollett Mortuary of Los Angeles.
Mass was held December 9 at Sacred Heart Church, with interment at Pierce Brothers Cemetery, Santa Paula.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Santa Clara Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 365, Santa Paula, CA 93061.Daddy, your smile and spirit will always be with us.Amel Loren LeTellierAmel Loren LeTellier, age 82, of Yuba City, passed away December 6, 1999 at Fremont Medical Center, Yuba City.He was born May 30, 1917 in Arkansas, and had resided for a year in Yuba City, previously residing 27 years in Santa Paula.A retired maintenance mechanic for Briggs Lemon Association, he was a life member of Laurel Lodge #13, F. & A.M. of Roseburg, Oregon; American Legion; and Moose Lodge #1037 of Roseburg. He served with the Coast Guard in World War II.He is survived by his wife, AnnaMarie LeTellier of Yuba City; daughters, Janise O’Patchen of Yuba City and JoAnn Self of Three Rivers; son Leonard LeTellier of Yuba City; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.Graveside services will be conducted Friday, December 10 at 11 a.m. at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo. Arrangements under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel, Yuba City.



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