June 22, 2011

Ernest R. “Bud” Garner

Bud left us on June 17, 2011 for his home in Heaven after a long illness. He was 86. Born in Kansas in 1924, he later moved to Santa Paula at the age of 5.

After graduating from Santa Paula High, Bud served in the Navy as a signalman on a sub-chaser ship. He graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in agriculture, which led to his 37-year career with the Limoneira Company.

His passion in life was serving God and anyone in need. Bud valued family and friends over any worldly possessions.

He leaves his wife of 57 years, Betty; daughter Leslie; sons Mike, Andy and Chris; seven grandchildren and two beautiful great-granddaughters. Bud will be greatly missed by his family and a multitude of friends.

The memorial service will be Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. at Bible Fellowship Church, 6950 Ralston Ave., Ventura.


Geraldine Benson

Geraldine Benson, age 76, of Santa Paula, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Santa Paula Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born on January 27, 1935 in McKinney, Texas.

A resident of Ventura County for over 50 years, Mrs. Benson was a housekeeper for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing online poker.

She was preceded in death by Eugene Benson and her parents. She is survived by Rocky and Sandra Pollock of Santa Paula, Pamela Benson of Santa Paula, Lynn and Cammie Benson of Fillmore and great-granddaughters Ariana, Sienna and Jasmine, Warren and Judy Van Wie of Santa Paula and grandsons Brandon, Lincoln Rocky and Emerson Van Wie, Eric and Elyse Pollock and great-granddaughter Coco, Nicholas Kitchens, Tiffany Garcia and great-grandsons Gabriel and Matthew, Joseph and Blanca Benson, Sarah Pollack and husband Saleem Vangroenou, Tye Pollock, Denise Benson, and “Beloved Dog Sweetie.”

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 at Bardsdale Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, Santa Paula, 525-3391.

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