Harmony Kaufer, 53, of Ojai died Thursday,
Feb. 14, 2002. She was born Karen Sue Frey Sept. 18, 1948, in
Lindsay, Calif., and grew up in Exeter, Calif., where she attended
Exeter Union High School.
After working in the clerical department of Westinghouse Corporation,
she moved to Ojai with her son and daughter in 1975. From the
late '70s through the mid-'80s she taught ceramics and crafts
at Happy Valley School. During that time she met her husband,
Lanny Kaufer, whom she married in 1983.
Mrs. Kaufer became a licensed massage therapist in 1989 and worked
in the spa at Wheeler Hot Springs where she became spa manager,
serving in that capacity until 1993. From 1993 to 1995, when
she was diagnosed with advanced cancer, she worked as production
manager for Cell Renewal Systems of Ojai. Although her physical
activities became increasingly limited in recent years, she continued
cooking, gardening, crafts, writing, and spending time with her
She is survived by her husband, Lanny Kaufer, of Ojai; son Denlow
Enlow of Corte Madera; daughter Molli Loop of Ojai; stepson Aran
Kaufer of Berkeley; stepdaughter Mara Kaufer of Santa Monica;
father John E. Frey of Redding; sister Carol Evans of Carson
City, Nev.; sister Kathryn Ramsey of Visalia; and grandsons Marlow
Wink of Camarillo, and Nicholas Cunningham of Ojai.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cass, and her mother,
A memorial is being planned for March. Please contact the family
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Help of
Bernice Bruce, 89, of Ojai, died Tuesday,
Feb. 19, 2002, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 2, 1912, in Douglas, Wyo., and lived in Ojai
for 50 years, coming from Long Beach, Calif.
Mrs. Bruce was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Tree House
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Ernie
Siedenkranz, of Ojai; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Margaret
Bruce of Ventura; son Silas Bruce of Oxnard; sister Shirley Damrow
of Jay Em, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Bruce, in June
Graveside services will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at
Nordhoff Cemetery, with Pastor Don Moore officiating.
Memorials may be made to Help of Ojai.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home
Nora Mae Fain
Nora Mae Fain, 96, of Oak View, died
Monday, Feb. 18, 2002. She was born Oct. 21, 1905, in Thola,
Ark., and had been a resident of Ventura County since 1943.
Mrs. Fain was a member of the Church of the Living Christ in
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and
Betty of Bakersfield, Douglas and Sharon of Port Hueneme, and
James and Connie of Ventura; daughters and sons-in-law, Melba
and Burley Watts of Texas, Jestine and Roland Conway of Lancaster,
and Paul and Marcia Plaxton of Yucaipa; brother Clifton Passmore
of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, two sons, Coy
Elwood and Cecil William, and four grandchildren, Lynette, Cynthia
and Mark Fain, and Jimmy Shoemaker.
Visitation was held Feb. 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Ted Mayr
Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.
Services will be held today at 10 a.m., also at Ted Mayr Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Lewis McClendon of Ventura Baptist Church
officiating. Burial will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park,
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral
John Klenc, 94, of Ojai, died Monday,
Feb. 18, 2002, at his residence. He was born Feb. 11, 1908, in
Dixon, Mo., and had lived in Ojai for 32 years, coming from Santa
Mr. Klenc worked as an aircraft field and service manager for
McDonnell-Douglas and was a member of the Ojai Valley Community
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dorothy Klenc, of Ojai;
daughter Janice Stewart of Downey, Calif.; brothers Frank Klenc
of Santa Barbara, and Leo Klenc of Iron Mountain, Mich.; sisters
Mary Gutenberg and Florence Cochran, both of Fayetteville, Ark.;
four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Clausen Funeral Home
Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at Clausen
Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Moore officiating. Interment will
be at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.
Memorial donations may be made to Ojai Valley Community Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home.
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