February 20, 2009
Charles Dean Riley Charles (Bud) Riley was born September 2, 1933 in Santa Paula, and entered into rest February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.In 1951 Bud graduated from Santa Paula High School, and then served two years in the U.S. Army. He then attended Ventura College for two years prior to graduating from San Jose State University with degrees in Physical Education and Business.He started his teaching career in Lodi, California, then transferred to Camarillo High School, where he taught and coached for 30 years prior to his retirement. In retirement, Bud taught computer classes and did bookkeeping and tax work for small businesses. However, his greatest joy in retirement was playing tennis several times a week with close friends.He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Charlsie Ann Riley of Camarillo; sons Douglas (and his wife Kathy) of Ventura and Brian (and his wife Leslie) of Valencia; grandchildren Thomas, John, Sean and Austin; brother Ronald (and his wife Dottie) Riley; sisters Betty (and her husband Herm) Sisk, Janet (and her husband Bob) Whitlach, and Marilyn (and her husband Doug) Sawyer; sisters-in-law Marti Riley and Lucy Riley; and many loving nieces and nephews.Bud was preceded in death by his son Charles and daughter LeAnn, parents Thomas and Jean Riley, and brothers Dick and Tom Riley.A Rosary Service was scheduled for Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reardon Funeral Home Chapel, 757 E. Main St., Ventura. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 10800 Henderson Rd., Ventura.In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Troop 143 Charles Riley Memorial Trust, or your favorite charity.Charles Riley has been entrusted to the care of the award-winning, family-owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura, California; 805-643-8623.Ruby N. McKeeRuby N. McKee, born April 10, 1923, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord at home on February 16, 2009. Ruby was the loving wife of 67 years to her husband Earl, a mother, grandmother, and the best aunt ever.She was born in Kansas and moved to Santa Paula as a child. As a young woman she began working for the Limoneira Company, and was there for over 20 years.But Ruby’s love of children led her to spend the next 30 years doing childcare in her home. She thought there was nothing better than holding those precious babies. Ruby was a lovely Christian woman who loved her Lord and was always ready to help others in need.Ruby leaves behind her husband Earl; son John (Lydia); four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sister Betty (Ed) Fitz-Patrick; brothers Bud (Betty) and Dan (Diane) Garner; and brother-in-law Bill McKee. She was also a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Allie and Sadie Garner; daughter Janie Huskey; and brother Alvie Garner.The family would like to thank Ruby’s wonderful, loving caregivers, Esther Seaman, Diane, and Mary Ann Robledo. They treated Ruby with such love and respect.A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Angels Chapel, 600 E. Pleasant St. in Santa Paula, Rev. Leonard DeWitt officiating. Interment will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services in Santa Paula. For any further information, please call 805-229-7054.Octavio S. MaldonadoOctavio S. Maldonado, 79, past away peacefully Friday February 13, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Born November 6, 1929 in Chihuahua, Mexico, Octavio moved to Santa Paula, which he would call his home for 45 years.He spent 10 years of his life working in construction, but that didn’t distract him from his true loves, which were his family, friends, and fixing cars as an auto mechanic.He is survived by his wife, Sabina Maldonado of Santa Paula; his three sons, Octavio Maldonado of Santa Paula, Heriberto Maldonado of Santa Paula, and Humberto Maldonado of Tijuana, Mexico; and his daughters, Maria Maldonado of Santa Paula and Lorena Maldonado of Ventura. He also left behind numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in Santa Paula, Ventura, Fillmore, and Texas who are missing their grandpa very much.He was a father to all of us. We are very blessed to have had him in our lives. He will live on in our hearts forever.Visitation was scheduled on Thursday February 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Skillin Carroll Chapel in Santa Paula, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday February 20 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Guadalupe, followed by a graveside burial at the Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Casa del Mexicano.Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, (805) 525-3391.

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