Published: November 16, 2012
Gladys Louise Hobson
Gladys Louise Hobson, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 10, 2012 at her home, with her loving family at her side.
Gladys was born October 11, 1923 in Aldrich, Missouri to Coy and Brittie Coffman. She and her husband Glenn moved to Ventura County in 1945 after the war and made Santa Paula their home.
Gladys attended the West Coast Fellowship Church and was loved by everyone. She was “mom” to the whole church. She loved her family and friends, but most of all she loved God. She praised and thanked him for all His blessings to her.
She and her husband used to love to go camping in their RV. They enjoyed the outdoors.
Gladys is survived by daughter Glenda Hobson of Santa Paula; daughter Linda and husband Dan Johnson of Montrose, CO; son Gary and wife Jeanne Hobson of Roseburg, OR; daughter Janet Cole of Santa Paula; daughter Karen and husband Joel French of Sacramento; son Kenny and wife Cindy Hobson of Maryville, TN; son Michael Hobson of Santa Paula; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Brittie Coffman; husband Glenn V. Hobson; grandson Dean Allen Garrett and great-granddaughter Amanda Shatswell; sisters Thelma Witt and Bernica Payne of Missouri and Theo Coffman of California; and brothers Lawrence Coffman of California and Carl Coffman of Missouri.
A special thanks to Livingston Memorial Hospice and all of their caring workers for the wonderful care they gave to Gladys and her family.
A graveside service was held at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery November 15 with Rev. Mike Harris officiating.
Gladys is now with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Arrangements are under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Drive, Ventura, 805-642-8134.
Tony B. Morua Jr.
Tony B. Morua Jr. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Tony was born on September 27, 1926 to Tony Sr. and Roma Morua. He was a lifelong resident of Santa Paula.
Tony was a proud World War II veteran of the Pacific Theatre. He served as a front line combat medic in the campaign to liberate the Philippine Islands, mopping-up operations in New Guinea, and the occupation of Japan. In 1948 he married the love of his life, Carmen. They had three children.
Tony worked as a civilian welder building radar tracking domes for the military that were sent all over the world. Tony and Carmen then started their own janitorial service cleaning newly constructed homes prior to sale. He retired from the Ventura County Star Free Press as the head of plant maintenance.
Tony enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed collecting coins, leatherwork and traveling. His most memorable trip was visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Tony was preceded in death by his wife Carmen, son Tony E. Morua III, father Tony S. Morua Sr., mother Roma, brother-in-law Fernando Martinez, and nephew-in-law Frank Fierroz.
He is survived by his son Mike (wife Christina) and daughter Patti (husband Jay); sisters Vera Camacho and Helen Martinez; and brother Gilbert Lovio (wife Barbara); grandchildren Tony T. Morua IV, Nikki (husband Joey) Ortiz; Christina, Stefanie, and Sarah Morua; eight great-grandchildren; nieces Linda Fierroz and Kathy Salazar; nephew Rudy Camacho; and his close friends Doug Jones and Jerry Murillo, who he loved as his own children.
The family is thankful to his caregiver Norma Castro, Dr. Michael Tushla, the nursing staff at the ICU and Medical Surgical Units of the Santa Paula Hospital, and the TLC Home Hospice.
Visitation was scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 at Stetler Mortuary, 128 S. 8th Street in Santa Paula. The rosary will be recited on Friday, November 16 at 12:30 p.m., with the Mass of Christian Burial following at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 427 Oak Street in Santa Paula. Burial to follow at Santa Paula Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Funeraria del Angel Stetler Mortuary.
Bobbie Jean Helms Reed Castelan
Bobbie Jean Helms Reed Castelan went to be with the Lord on Wed. Nov. 14th 2012 at 8:45 at the age of 77.
She was born in Ark. And has lived in Ventura Co. the last 70 yrs. She worked as an LVN at St. Johns hospital and Santa Paula Hospital for over 40yrs.
She is preceded in death by brother Ira “Bill” Helms and sister Joan Kelley. Survived by son William “Billy” Reed, daughter Kim Cruz and her 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.