Published: February 02, 2001
Kathleen Lenore Harthorn
Kathleen Lenore (Leah) Harthorn, born June 5, 1938, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 25, 2001.
Kathleen was born in Hollywood and lived much of her life in Ventura County. She had a gift for caring for people that she turned into a professional career as a crisis intervention counselor and as an advocate for access to quality mental health care.
Kathleen’s family and many friends will remember her passionate dedication to the National Organization for Women, the Democratic Party, and Judaism. We will miss her quick mind, sparkling wit, caring heart and thoughtful counsel.
She leaves her loving partner, Lucianne Ranni; her son Paul S. Berkley and his fiancée Monique Wheeler; her daughter Colleen Lenore Thompson and her husband David Thompson; grandchildren Michelle and John Thompson, and Ezekiel and Rebecca Berkley; brother Charles Harthorn; and her dear cousin Suzan Rollins.
Services were held January 28 at Temple Beth Torah in Ventura, followed by interment at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura.
In lieu of flowers, her family and friends request donations be sent to the Feminist Majority, 8105 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; www.feminist.org
Charles Keith Minson
Charles “Chuck” Keith Minson, age 75, of Santa Paula, passed away January 23, 2001 following a brief illness. He was born September 23, 1925 in Casper, Wyoming, and had been a county resident for 12 years.
A retired rancher, Mr. Minson was a member of the American Legion. He was active in the Powell Butte Community Christian Church for over 40 years and an elder, and was a present member of Santa Paula First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly of Santa Paula; children, Susan (husband, Jim) Jewett of West Richland, Washington, Christina Brashears of Ventura, Roberta (husband, Frank) Wiggins of Portland, Oregon, Lisa (husband, Mitch) Stones of Chandler, Arizona, and Joseph (wife, Sara) Minson of Canby, Oregon; 11 grandchildren; and brother Richard Minson of Hillsboro, Oregon.
Burial was at Powell Butte Cemetery, Powell Butte, Oregon. Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Stetler Mortuary, Santa Paula.
Zella M. Narron
Zella M. Narron, age 81, of Marshall, Missouri, died Friday, January 26, 2001 at the Mar-Saline Manor Care Center in Marshall.
Born July 28, 1919 at Pleasant Ridge, Missouri, Zella was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Burns Shaw. In 1938 in California she married Elvin R. Smith, and he preceded her in death. On November 11, 1972 in Marshall she married Earl H. Narron, and he also preceded her in death on May 28, 1993.
Zella was a member of the First Baptist Church in Santa Paula. She had been a resident of California before moving to Marshall in 1972. She was a “Family Caregiver” in her younger years, and had also been employed at the Saline County Nursing Home for several years before her retirement. Since retirement, her favorite hobby was quilting and then giving the quilts away.
Survivors include: one son, Charles W. Smith of Santa Paula; a daughter, Anna M. Wells of Newbury Park; one sister, Monnie Dailey of Commerce; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Graveside services were held January 30 at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Marshall. Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home, Marshall, Missouri.