Published: April 04, 2008
Joseph Lyou passed away on March 20, 2008 in Santa Paula, California. Born on November 28, 1919 in Los Angeles to Helen Pang and Sung Sook Lyou, he was among the first Korean-Americans born in the United States.
Joe graduated from the USC School of Journalism in 1949, after serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked as a sports reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Mirror, managing editor of the California Bowling News, and publisher of the Pacific Bowler. Joe wrote about bowlers and bowling for more than 50 years, often in his column “Tenpin Slants.” He received the Bowling Writers Association of America’s highest honor, the Mort Luby Sr. Memorial Award, and is a member of the Southern California Bowling Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his sister Anna, daughter Tracy, son Joseph Keith, and five grandchildren. Memorial donations may be sent to Blanchard Community Library, 119 N. 8th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060, (805) 525-3615, where Joe enjoyed tutoring for the adult literacy program.
At his request, no funeral services will be conducted. His ashes will be scattered at sea.
Mildred Grainger Magill
Mildred Grainger Magill passed away on March 27, 2008. She was 92 years old.
Mildred was born in Santa Paula in 1915. She was the third of seven children born to Mary and Burt Grainger. The family ran a local dairy in Santa Paula, and all the children helped in the operation of the business.
During the Depression, as a young woman, Mildred attended a fashion design school in Los Angeles, where she acquired the skill to become a talented dressmaker. This was to become her lifetime vocation that she practiced for 65 years.
Mildred and Harold Magill were married in 1942. The Magills spent most of their married lives in Santa Paula, with the exception of five years spent in the San Francisco Bay area, where Harold had been born.
Mildred was always aware of the value of education, and obtained a bachelor’s degree from UCSB at the age of 65.
She was dedicated to her family, church, and community. She was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church, and was an active participant in all their activities. In the larger community, she raised money in the CROP Walk and was a volunteer driver for CASP. Mildred was always aware of the needs of others.
Mildred is survived by her two sons Tom and Richard, his wife Christine, grandchildren Katharine and Robert, sister Eva and Stanley Griffiths, brother Donald and Ginny Grainger, brother Robert and Peggy Grainger, Dottie Grainger, widow of deceased brother Perry, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Santa Paula.
A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 133 N. Mill St., Santa Paula, on April 12 at 1 p.m.