February 25, 2000
Nancy Laverne Crow Nancy Laverne Crow, age 77, of Oxnard, passed away February 20, 2000 in Oxnard following a lengthy illness.She was born January 30, 1923 in Branch, Arkansas and was a county resident for 61 years and a homemaker for 58 years.She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Sturdy of Show Low, Arizona; son and daughter-in-law Bill and Carol Crow of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Scott Crow of Nashville, TN and Sarah Sturdy of Show Low, AZ; and great grandson Patrick Crow of Nashville, TN.Services were held February 24 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula, the Rev. Barry Barnes officiating. Burial was at Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula.John “Jack” ChapekJohn “Jack” Chapek, age 70, of Santa Paula, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2000 at home after a brief illness.
A 65-year county resident, John graduated from Villanova High School in Ojai. He served in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant from June 1948 until May 1952, receiving the Army Occupational Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with one bronze Service Star, and the UN Service Medal.His family owned and operated the Chapek Hardware Store in Santa Paula for 30 years. John started working as a young man with his parents, who founded the store. At the time of his death, he was working for Green Thumb Nursery in Ventura.John enjoyed fishing, woodworking, spending time with his family, model trains and airplanes, and trips to Las Vegas with his wife Emma.He is survived by his wife, Emma Chapek of Santa Paula; mother, Mildred E. Chapek of Santa Paula; sons, Rick Chapek Sr. of Santa Paula and Jeff Chapek of Vida, Oregon; brother, Jim Chapek of Yorba Linda; sister Pat Rex of Carson City, Nevada; 13 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, John Chapek Sr.Graveside services were held February 24 at the Santa Paula Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Stetler Mortuary, Santa Paula.

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