Magner-Maloney
Funeral Home and Crematory
Phone: (805) 925-2753
Fax:     (805) 922-4930
600 E. Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Funeral Home and Crematory

Phone: (805) 925-2753
Fax:     (805) 922-4930

600 East Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454

 

KARL A. MARSHALL 

VI DALLESSANDRO 

SYLVIA M. HAGEN 

DONALD "DON" FOXEN 

EUGENE "GENE" KUNTZ 

SISTER REGINE DONNER DMJ 

ORVEL "RAY" BLUNT 

MARIETTA "MECK"  "SANDY" TOGNAZZINI 

ARAY MADKINS 

ALFONSO NAVARETTE 

COLLETTE CANNING 

DAVID M. BONNER 

EDNA DUPERON MASPERO 

NINA LEE UNDERWOOD 

MARCO A. GARCIA 

YOSHIKO MIYAZATO 

JUNE Z. BUCK 

SUZU PLOUTZ

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 KARL A. MARSHALL
1924 - 2017 

Karl A. Marshall, 93, of Nipomo, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Arrangements are pending.

 

 

 VI DALLESSANDRO
1934 - 2017 

Vi Dallessandro, 83, of Nipomo, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her home.

Vi was born on March 21, 1934 in Enid, Oklahoma to Reavis and Alma Gerken. In her teenager years, her family relocated to Inglewood, where she graduated from High School. Vi spent most of her life in the Orange County area. She worked as a Market Research Analyst for Rockwell in Anaheim for 35 years. In 1999, Vi settled in Nipomo.

Vi’s passion in life was Bridge. She was the President of the Santa Maria Bridge Club. She could be found playing, setting up, and teaching Bridge four days a week.

Vi is survived by her daughter Dennise Gello and her husband Dan; son Brad Dallessandro and his wife, Maryann; brother Delbert Gerken; sisters Annette Lalicker and Ramona McGroaty; grandson Jason Dallessandro and his wife, Janna; and great granddaughter Claire Dallessandro.

Services will be held at Noon on Monday, September 18, 2017 in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the new section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.

 

 

 SYLVIA M. HAGEN
1921 - 2017

 

 

 

 DONALD "DON" FOXEN
1929 - 2017 

Don Foxen was born in Los Angeles, California on May 21, 1929. He was a fifth generation Californian. After graduating from High School he joined the Marine Corps Reserve and trained at Camp Pendleton. During summer training in 1950 he was activated into service and sent to Korea. He landed with the First Marine Division at Inchon, South Korea and helped capture Seoul. The Marines eventually ended up at the Chosin Reservoir. From there he was part of the evacuation to the south. He was very proud to be one of the “Chosin Few”. After 14 months, he returned home as Sgt. Foxen.

Don met Patty Hamilton at age 15 at dancing school. They were married in February 1952 and were married for 65 years. In June, 1953 Don joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He worked his way up to the rank of Captain, commanding several Sheriff stations during his 32 year career. He was an integral part of the planning for the 1984 Olympics in LA as Commander of the Emergency Operations Bureau.

Don and Pat had six children. These children produced 12 wonderful grandchildren and, so far, 7 beautiful great grand-children.

After retiring in 1985 Don and Pat moved to Santa Ynez, where they built their dream home “Rancho Foxen” in 1981. Both became active in the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary and loved it.

Don’s wit resulted in many jokes and a life time love of puns. His grandchildren will always remember him for his corny jokes. Holidays were full of his war stories and political advice. He always had plenty of that to give.

He also loved to plunk away on the piano, rarely finishing a song! He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His family is comforted to know that he is with his daughter in a better place.

Mass will be 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Private interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital Auxiliary.

 

 

 EUGENE "GENE" KUNTZ
1948 - 2017 

Eugene "Gene" Kuntz, 69, of Los Alamos, died Monday, September 4, 2017.

Arrangements are pending.

 

 

 SISTER REGINE DONNER DMJ
 

Sister Regine Donner was born in a little shtetl called SOKAL in Poland, now totally off the map; it was absorbed by Russia during the war. Her birth certificate could not even be obtained, so the exact date of her birth is unknown.

The family immigrated to Antwerp, Belgium, where they lived as foreigners until the war in 1940.

Called to report to the Gestapo gathering in Malines, Belgium, Regine ran away. She reached the Swiss borders but was refused entry in 1942; the excuse given was that Switzerland had just closed the borders the day before.Regine came back to Belgium and hid in a small village in Grez-Doiceau with the HANQUET family. She converted to Catholicism in 1943, and remained with the family until she entered the Daughters of Mary and Joseph in 1955. She was hiding from her father, who had returned from hiding during the war.

After her first vows in 1958, she went to the mission in Burundi, in Bujumbura, where she was the boarding school bursar and taught a class in the Lycee. After two years, she was sent to the interior, to Kanynya, where she taught until 1962.

She joined the Province of Uganda and studied in Mbarara for her O levels while teaching French at Mbarara High School.

In 1968, she went to England, to the University of Cardiff, South Wales, to study. She received her B.A. in French with a minor in German and an M.A. in Education. She could not return to Uganda because of Amin Dada; being Jewish, she would have put the whole community in danger.

She accepted a lecturer post in Nigeria, at the University of Ile-Ife, and transferred later to the University of Port Harcourt River State in Nigeria, where she was a founding member of the new University opened for the persecuted Ibo tribe. She lectured French and German at both Universities from 1973 to 1983.In 1983, she took one sabbatical year in Israel at The Biblical Institute in Jerusalem. She visited the country from North to South, and between courses she spent time with her family, with whom she reconciled and reconnected.

In 1984, Regine returned to Uganda, to Mbarara, and taught for a year. Then, for serious health reasons, she came to the U.S. in 1985. She came to Santa Maria, where she devoted her time teaching at St. Joseph High School and started the Volunteen Program, which she coordinated all these years.

Sr. Regine will be missed by her DMJ family in California, Europe and Africa, as well as by her family in Belgium and Israel. We can safely say that Regine was loved and esteemed by those whom she touched in her extensive ministry. They will hold her in their hearts forever.

We are most grateful to the many doctors and members of the medical staff who ministered selflessly to Sr. Regine and enabled her to live beyond the “expected” years. You are friends in the true sense of the word. An exceptional thank you to Sr. Catherine, her faithful DMJ caregiver for her friendship, caring, dedication and love, and to her amazing caregivers, Teresa and Rosemary, and to Visiting Nurses Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations to DMJ Retirement, DMJ African Ministry, the Sr. Sheila Tellis Scholarship, Good Samaritan Shelter. Addresses may be obtained from Sr. Catherine.

Vigil and Celebration of Life will be 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Mass of the Resurrection will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Both services will be held at St. Louis deMontfort Church. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in the Original Section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.

 

 

 ORVEL "RAY" BLUNT
1933 - 2017 

SURROUNDED WITH THE LOVE OF HIS FAMILY AND STEADFAST PRAYERS, ORVEL RAY BLUNT OF SANTA MARIA, CA, DIED PEACEFULLY TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017.

RAY WAS BORN IN HUMBLE, TEXAS ON FEB 23RD IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1933 TO STEVE AND ANNA (ANNIE) BLUNT. RAY WAS A PROUD VIETNAM VETERAN AND SERVED IN THE US ARMED FORCES FOR A TOTAL OF 20.5 YRS, RETIRING IN AUGUST OF 1972 AT SHEPPARD AFB. AFTER RETIREMENT FROM THE MILITARY, HE SERVED AS DEACON FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMARILLO, TEXAS. HE WAS A VERY SPECIAL MAN, DEVOTED HUSBAND, FATHER AND GRANDFATHER; FAMILY WAS THE CENTER OF HIS LIFE.

RAY LOVED HIS FINAL YEARS SPENT IN SANTA MARIA WITH HIS WIFE JULITA. HE WAS AN AVID GARDENER, PLANTING MANY TYPES OF VEGETABLES IN THEIR BACKYARD. HE LOVED BIRDS, ESPECIALLY HUMMINGBIRDS, WHICH HE FED RELIGIOUSLY AND HE LOVED THE OUTDOORS; OFTEN GOING FOR BIKE RIDES BY THE RIVER BED AND WALKS BY THE BEACH.

HE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS: STEVE AND ANNA BLUNT, BROTHERS: CHARLES, HERBERT AND JERRY AND HIS SISTER WILDA .

HE LEAVES BEHIND HIS WIFE JULITA FERNANDO-BLUNT, DAUGHTER KATHEY ROSICHAN AND SON-IN-LAW STEVE ROSICHAN, DAUGHTER GRACIELA MASSEY AND SON-IN LAW NOLAN MASSEY, STEP DAUGHTER DAPHNE DEGERING AND GRANDCHILDREN, KIONA, JADE, SHARRA, SEAN AND ANDREW.

 

 

 MARIETTA "MECK"  "SANDY" TOGNAZZINI
1931 - 2017 

        

Meck Tognazzini, 86 of Santa Maria, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday August 26th.

She was born on June 3, 1931 in Jaspar, Alabama, to James and Lona Calloway, she was the youngest child of five daughters. As a young girl, Meck’s family moved to Rayville, AL where she attended High School and played Varsity Basketball, graduating with the class of 1949. After High School, Meck attended nursing school in Vicksburg, Mississippi, graduating with a Nursing Diploma from Sisters of Mercy Hospital in 1953.

Meck moved to our Central California Coast in 1955 where she continued her nursing career at French Hospital. Over the next 41 years, Meck or Sandy as she was known by her friends and colleagues in the medical profession, worked at Sierra Vista Hospital in the 1970’s where she served as a Surgical Nurse to neurosurgeons, Dr. Cox and Dr. Williams. She worked several years at Valley Community Hospital in Santa Maria, but spent the last 20 years of her career at Arroyo Grande Hospital. Meck worked in Administration, the precursor to what currently is called Patient Case Manager. Back then the job title was Utilization Review and Discharge Planner. She also worked in the Recovery Room. Meck later returned to college to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospital Management. She also worked as part of the Infectious Control Committee and Ethics Review Board, while taking on-call shifts nights and weekends for the Recovery Room. Meck would never, ever hear of giving up “direct patient care”. She was loved and respected by Nurses, Physicians and Management alike. To Meck, nursing was not just a career, but a calling. A calling to nurture her patients back to health so they were able to move forward with their lives and pursue their next chapter.

After she retired from nursing in 1996, she went to work in the family business, Tognazzini Beverage Service, working side by side with her husband Jim, every day. They grew their business together until she retired in 2013. Meck was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, putting her family above herself, always.

Toward the end of Meck’s life, she was attended to and loved by her dedicated caregivers, Charita, Clarina, Gemma and Joan. We will be forever grateful for the gentle care, respect and love that they provided.

Meck and Jim celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary this year. They married on January 22, 1977 after a romantic courtship. It was, and will always be, a love that runs as deep as the mountains are tall. Their devotion to each other is the stuff of which novels are written.

Meck is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Jim Tognazzini, of Santa Maria. Son, Terry Sanders of Santa Maria. Daughter, Lisa Miller and her husband Richard, of Creston, CA. Grandchildren, Laura Sanders, Taylor Kuhn-Dennis and Brett Sanders all of Santa Maria. Sister, Kay Daniel of Trinity, Florida. Meck was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lona Calloway and her sisters, Silvia Mitchell, Treva Brewer and Doris Brocato.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 and 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the Original Section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.

 

 ARAY MADKINS
1925 - 2017 

Aray Madkins, 91, of Santa Maria, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2017.

Private cremation requested.

 

 ALFONSO NAVARETTE
1936 - 2017 

Alfonso Navarette, 80, of Santa Maria, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Private cremation requested.

 

MARCO A. GARCIA
1951 - 2017  

Marco A. Garcia, 66, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Private cremation was requested.

 

 

 COLLETTE CANNING
1953 - 2017 

Collette Canning, 64, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Arrangements are pending.

 

MARCO A. GARCIA
1951 - 2017  

Marco A. Garcia, 66, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Private cremation was requested.

 

 

 DAVID M. BONNER
1950 - 2017 

David M Bonner, of Santa Maria, passed away August 14, 2017 at the age of 66. David was born to parents Richard and Thelma Bonner on November 13, 1950 in Joplin, MO. He grew up as the youngest of 3 and attended Haysville Campus High School. In 1969, he married his high school sweetheart, Patti (Fischer) Bonner. He served in the US Army after being drafted during the Vietnam War. After his time in the Army, Dave received his MBA and began his career with Boeing. In 2005, Boeing took Dave and Patti to Santa Maria, CA. Dave then retired in Santa Maria, CA after 38 years with Boeing. Dave was a great family man and a loving father. He and Patti had two children together. All of Dave’s life he was a classic car enthusiast. You would often find him under the hood of a car somewhere. Dave also loved big dogs. He had owned two Great Danes, and they were part of the family. During his time in California, Dave enjoyed visiting the beach and picked up playing the guitar.

Dave is survived by his wife, Patti, of Santa Maria, CA; daughter, Ali Baker and her husband, Seth, of Jenks, OK; daughter, Breeann Bonner, of Red Bluff, CA; five grandchildren, Drew Baker, Lane Baker, Kya Baker, Kiersten Bonner and Jade Gonzales; sister, Jayne Johnson and husband, David, of Grove, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Thelma Bonner and his brother, Richard Greg Bonner.

At Dave's request, no services will be held. The family is grateful for the condolences; but in leu of flowers, please send a donation by check to Dave and Patti’s church. First Christian Church Santa Maria, 1550 S College Dr. Santa Maria, CA 93454.

 

MARCO A. GARCIA
1951 - 2017  

Marco A. Garcia, 66, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Private cremation was requested.

 

 

 EDNA DUPERON MASPERO
1914 - 2017

  

Edna D. Maspero, 102 of Santa Maria, CA passed away August 13, 2017.

Edna was born on the False River in a town called New Roads in Pointe Coupee Parish in Louisiana on August 22, 1914 to Francois and Estelle Duperon. She was the fifth of eleven children. At the age of 14, Edna and her family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Edna grew up during World War I and survived the Great Depression. She and her sisters helped their mother Estelle, a seamstress with sewing and quilting.

Edna was the first of her sisters to graduate high school. She was united in marriage to Louis Maspero, Jr., and had three children Louis, Calvin and Sylvia. She taught typing to servicemen. She was also an insurance agent and secretary for Keystone Life Insurance Company. She retired at the age of 72 from Kreeger’s Department Store.

While living in New Orleans, Edna and her sisters attended Corpus Christi Church regularly. She belonged to Pokeno and Pitty Pat Card Clubs. She was known for her delicious banana cakes.

Edna has been a resident of Hillview after relocating to Santa Maria after Hurricane Katrina. She was happy to be closer to her daughter Sylvia. She also enjoyed visiting with her friends she made in Santa Maria.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Maspero, Jr.; sons Louis A. R. Maspero and Calvin Peter Maspero; and grand-daughter Lita Maspero. She is survived by her daughter Sylvia Gillard; sister Mayola Boisdore of New Orleans; daughter-in-law Patricia Maspero, Los Angeles, CA; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.

The public viewing will be Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Magner-Maloney Funeral Home in Santa Maria, CA followed by Mass of Chritian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louis deMontfort Church with burial to follow in the original section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.

 

MARCO A. GARCIA
1951 - 2017  

Marco A. Garcia, 66, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Private cremation was requested.

 

 

 NINA LEE UNDERWOOD
1931 - 2017

  

Nina Lee Underwood, age 86 peacefully passed away August 8th 2017. She was Born March 21st, 1931 in Taegu, S. Korea and came to the United States in 1954 aboard the S.S. United States with her husband Jack O’Neal a member of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company. While being stationed in various parts of the US, they eventually settled in California. She re-married on June 30th 1967 to Alvin Underwood and remained with Alvin till he passed away on May 7th, 2007. Nina was a die-hard Bingo player and spent many hours at the different Bingo establishments in town and at Chumash, but could always be seen on Tuesday Bingo at the Santa Maria Elks 1538 where she would have a table to herself to handle all the games she would play at the same time! She remained in her home till March 2017 when she fell and subsequently moved on her 86th birthday to Ave’s Board & Care. The caring ladies of Linda Ave, Emilia, Trinidad and Maxima gave her a wonderful end of life experience. You could show up and she would be singing along with the Ladies! They made her feel at home and cared for and I’m sure they will miss Nina helping them fold clothes!

Nina is survived by her son Jack and his wife Karen, Daughters Rose Villanueva, Patty Acosta and 7 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her youngest son Patrick in 1981 and in 2016 by her son Robert.

We would also like to give a Heartfelt Thank-You to the wonderful folks at Dignity Hospice for the overwhelming support and care that they gave to Nina from the time she left the hospital and during her time at Ave’s.

Per Nina’s request there will be no service. 

 

MARCO A. GARCIA
1951 - 2017  

Marco A. Garcia, 66, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Private cremation was requested.

 

 

YOSHIKO MIYAZATO
1930 - 2017  

Yoshiko Miyazato, 87, of Santa Maria, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Private cremation was requested.

 

 

JUNE Z. BUCK
1927 - 2017  

June Z. Buck, 90, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Private burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford, Maine.

 

 

SUZU PLOUTZ
1923 - 2017  

Suzu Ploutz, 93, of Santa Maria, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Private cremation was requested.

 

 

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