Published: December 07, 2012
Arthur G. Pulido
Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Tata, Turi, brother, uncle and friend, Arthur G. Pulido, surrounded by his loving family, passed away at home on Friday, November 30, 2012 after a prolonged illness.
Art was born on December 9, 1930 in Rancho Sespe, CA to Jose A. and Esther G. Pulido. He attended schools in Rancho Sespe and Fillmore, graduating from Fillmore High School, where he played football.
Art was a witty, creative, charming man, always ready with a smile, several jokes or a sympathetic ear. He had many hobbies, including music, drawing, crossword puzzles, crafting, rock hunting, card playing, camping and fishing. When near a piano or guitar, it didn’t take much coaxing to get him to play something for you. He and his wife enjoyed their Friday night card club buddies for over 25 years. He especially enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, in saltwater or fresh, not minding whether he caught anything or not, as long as he was fishing. He was proud of his Navy service aboard the U.S.S. Chipola as a Radioman, 1st Class and thoroughly enjoyed regaling his children with tales of his world tours.
After his service, he returned to Rancho Sespe and worked at the Port Hueneme Naval Base (where he met the love of his life, Anita Bustillos) and then at Point Mugu. He and Anita married in 1957, settled in Santa Paula and raised their family of four children there. He subsequently worked for and retired, after nearly 30 years, from Abex Corporation in Oxnard as Manager of Computer Operations. He was quite fond and always spoke highly of his “Abex Family.”
Art was a member of Guadalupe and St. Sebastian Churches in Santa Paula, was an AYSO soccer coach, past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 3608 and a member and treasurer of St. Vincent de Paul.
He was well-loved, respected and admired by his family that survives him, his wife of 55 years, Anita Pulido; their children Arthur J. Pulido, Shelly (Lawrence Boatright) Amey, Tisa (Charlie) Grant and Damian (Miriam) Pulido; his 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Santa Paula. They will all miss him deeply.
He is further survived by siblings Lawrence (Joann) Pulido, Mary Lou (George) Garnica and Jose Pulido, Jr., all of Santa Paula. He leaves behind numerous cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews who will miss their “Uncle Art.”
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Vincent de Paul or Seminary Fund-Commons Regular of the Immaculate Conception, both c/o St. Sebastian Church, 235 N 9th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060.
Funeral Services Honoring The Life of Arthur G. Pulido will be held at Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, 235 N. Ninth Street, Santa Paula beginning with the recitation of the rosary at 7pm, Thursday, December 6, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11am, Friday, December 7th with Father Tom Dome C.R.I.C. Officiating.
For map and directions to ceremony locations please visit our website: www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com and click on Arthur’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr Funeral Svcs, Santa Paula. 805.229.7054
George Irvin Wilde
George Irvin Wilde, “Irv,” died peacefully at home on December 3, 2012, one month after celebrating his 97th birthday.
A long-time Santa Paula resident, Mr. Wilde was born in Sacramento, California, on November 4, 1915. His parents, Ellen and Albert Wilde, instilled in him and his three siblings a love for reading and learning, a deep sense of the importance of honesty and integrity, the necessity of hard work, and an everlasting appreciation of nature.
Mr. Wilde graduated from Stanford University in 1937 with a degree in General Engineering. While at Stanford, he fell in love with Flora Delphine Joy, a beautiful coed from
Santa Paula, and they married in 1939.
Soon after graduation, he began working for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as a civil engineer involved in the earliest days of the monumental Central Valleys Water Project. This led to a job with Bechtel Corporation, and for the next several years, he and his young wife and growing family traveled to various jobsites, living in Edmonton, Canada, Northern California, and Sonora, Mexico.
The young couple decided to settle down in Santa Paula. Mr. Wilde became a citrus rancher at the side of Delphine’s father, Ray C. Joy. However, his love of engineering won out when he was given the opportunity in 1951 to work for the newly formed United Water Conservation District. In 1965, he became the general manager of Santa Paula Water Works, Ltd. He returned to United Water Conservation District as general manager in 1981, retiring in 1987.
Throughout his professional life, Mr. Wilde was devoted to the preservation of a healthful, sustainable water supply, not only for industry and agriculture but for personal use as well. He fervently believed that water is our most valuable resource, and its management and protection was his life’s work.
Mr. Wilde played an active role in the civic life of Santa Paula. He was very proud of the many good works accomplished by the Santa Paula Rotary Club, of which he was a member for 60 years. He attended meetings regularly until very recently, and was so committed to Rotary that he always made a point of attending “make up” meetings when out of town on family vacations. He served on the Santa Paula Union High School Board from 1953 to 1967, as president for the final four of the 14 years. His many years of involvement with the Boy Scouts of America included serving as Santa Paula District commissioner.
A true outdoorsman, Mr. Wilde was never happier than when hiking and fishing (not very successfully, he would always say) in the Sierras. The little mountain cabin on the American River near Lake Tahoe that he helped his father build was the home of his heart.
Mr. Wilde was devoted and committed to his family. He shared a full and wonderful 52 years with Delphine before she passed away in 1992. His family includes children Joy Finley, Christine Jones (Jerry Jones), Patricia Anderson, Alice Hahn (Thomas Hahn), Roger Wilde (Eileen Sheridan), and Mary Wilde (David Botta). His 14 grandchildren adore him, as do his 10 great-grandchildren. His entire extended family is inspired by his example of a life well lived.
For the last 18 years, the family has been delighted to welcome Betty J. Daly, Mr. Wilde’s loving friend, into their hearts.
The family is very grateful for the devoted care that Alma Amador provided Mr. Wilde over the last seven years.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m. in the Universalist Unitarian Church, the church in which he and Delphine were married, 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula.
Donations in Irv Wilde’s memory may be made to The Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.