Published: February 22, 2013
Roger McConnell Harvey
Roger McConnell Harvey was born June 24, 1922, in Santa Paula, California. He died February 4, 2013 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara surrounded by family members.
He graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1940 and attended Ventura College.
He served in WWII with the Army Air Corp flying B 17 Bombers with the 398th Bomb Group stationed in England. He flew 32 missions over Germany and Poland leading up to and including “D Day.”
After the war he supported his family raising cattle on the Harvey Properties, flying air charter for Basset Flight Service and as an Insurance Broker for the Santa Paula Insurance Agency.
He served on the Ventura County Grand Jury, the Ventura County Aviation Board for the Camarillo Airport and Oxnard Airports, the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Squad. He served on the Santa Paula Airport Board of Directors. He was a Past Master of Santa Paula Masonic Lodge 291, a member of the Shriners and Eastern Star.
His love of boating, fishing and scuba diving took him to Baja Mexico and Canada. He owned a summer home on Canada’s Vancouver Island where he fished and explored the Inland Passage.
He also loved to hunt and fish in the High Sierras. He maintained an annual pilgrimage to his camp in Templeton Meadow until the area was declared a wilderness area and off limits to airplanes.
In 2,000 he remarried and moved to Poinsettia Gardens in the Saticoy area. He served on the governing board as property manager doing contracting for maintenance of the park and some handy work.
On week day mornings you would find him at Café 126 having coffee with his buddies.
He is survived by his son, Mike Harvey (wife Jean) daughters, Marilyn Harvey Nollan (husband Pat), Betsy Pedrini (husband Randy), Katie Everett (husband Greg) wife, Marilyn Marzano Harvey, and the delight of his life, his 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
The Memorial Service will be on Friday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s/Emmanuel Church. 117 North 7th St, Santa Paula, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Santa Paula Airport Museum, 800 E Santa Maria St. Santa Paula, 93060; Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 3160 Geneva St. ,Los Angeles, CA 90020 and St Paul’s Episcopal Church, (address above).
The family would like to thank Ventura County Regional Medical Center and Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara for the kind and loving care they gave Roger.
Bob Coleman passed away peacefully on February 3, 2013 at the age of 78 in Meridian, Idaho.
He is survived by his children, Mike (Shelly) Coleman of Santa Paula, CA, Steve (Linda) Coleman of Ventura, CA, Caryn (Dave) Hobbis of Los Angeles, CA, and Diane (Barney) Fuller of Hanford, CA; grandchildren including Kari, Amy, Kyle, Zachary, Rebecca and Kaitlin, as well as great-grandchildren Kamryn and Andrew; and Bob’s brother, Charles Coleman, in Texas.
Bob is also survived by his cousin Joe (June) Rowland of Greenleaf, Idaho. We would like to thank them for all the love and support given to Bob over the last year and a half.
A special thank you to Scott (Linda) Rowland of Greenleaf, Idaho for caring for Bob the last couple of weeks before he passed away.
Per Bob’s request, a small private family ceremony will be held.