Clapp, 90, of Ojai, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003 at her home
after a brief illness. She was born March 17, 1912 in St. Louis,
Mrs. Clapp was a homemaker and, at one time, worked for Disney
Studios as a film editor. She moved from the San Fernando Valley
to the Ojai Valley with her mother in 1971. In 1979, she married
Frederick Clapp. They traveled extensively throughout the United
States and Europe. Both volunteered at Help of Ojai, Mr. Clapp
provided legal services, and Mrs. Clapp drove valley residents
to their Ventura medical appointments. Both were also active
Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament volunteers.
After the death of her husband in 1983, Mrs. Clapp devoted herself
to helping community organizations. She contributed the largest
single operating fund gift in the 35-year history of the Ojai
Valley Museum, and actively supported the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation,
St. Joseph's Health and Retirement Center, the Humane Society
of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, and the American Heart Association.
She was chosen as the Ventura County 2001 Philanthropist of the
Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Clausen Funeral
Home in Ojai. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or Rotary
Club of Ojai Educational Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home,
Melanie Lou Tarkenton,
60, of Ojai, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 of natural causes. She
was born Aug. 19, 1942 in Quincy, Mass., and had been a Ventura
County resident for one year, coming from Noe Valley, Calif.
Miss Tarkenton was a social worker and therapist. She was a member
of Pathwork as a senior helper, and did performance art.
She is survived by her sister, Marty Harris, of Florida.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 7, 2003 at 1 p.m.
at 16 E. Eucalyptus St. in Ojai at a backyard garden party. All
Arrangements are under the direction of Payton Mortuary in Oxnard.
Jr., 78, of Bakersfield, Calif., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003
at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 26, 1924
in El Paso, Texas, and was raised in the small mining town of
Within a month of graduating from Superior High School in May
of 1942, he entered the Army Air Corps. Just one month after
his 19th birthday in April 1943, he received his pilot wings.
He was the youngest graduate in his class of 234 students. Selected
for Bombers, he became a B-24 liberator pilot. He was assigned
to the 319th Bomb Squadron of the 90th Bomb Group stationed at
Port Moresby, New Guinea. At 19, he was the youngest aircraft
commander in the "Jolly Rogers" Bomb Group. He flew
66 missions in the Pacific.
In 1945, he came to Oxnard and took over his father's business.
Over a 32-year period, he expanded and successfully operated
Oxnard Music Systems, until his retirement in 1977.
Mr. Trevino's interests included bowling, golfing, sailing, cars
and motorcycles. He was a member of the Liberator Club, the Delta
Eagles and the 90th Bomb Group. He was president of the Oxnard
Chiefs Youth Football in 1974, president of Oxnard Rotary Club
from 1981 to 1982, and received the Paul Harris Award. He was
a member of the Latin American Businessmen's Association and
the Oxnard Elks Club for 48 years. He was a humanitarian of St.
John's Regional Medical Center and also a director of Hacienda
Federal Savings and Loan.
Mr. Trevino and his family moved to Ojai in 1978 and spent 24
years of retirement. He was a member of the Soule Senior Men's
Golf Club and the Double Duffers in Ojai. He and his wife moved
to Bakersfield to be near their family in 2002.
Mr. Trevino is survived by his wife of 55-1/2 years, Jessie Trevino,
of Bakersfield; his sons and daughers-in-law, Dr. Robert and
Cathy Trevino, and Richard and Julie Trevino, all of Bakersfield;
son Ronald Trevino of Folsom; daughter and son-in-law Barbara
and Jim Newlin of Yucaipa; sister Stella McClain of Fresno; 11
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews
Memorial services will be held Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at
Santa Clara Catholic Church, 323 South E St., Oxnard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Optimal Hospice
Care, Bakersfield, CA 93308, or your favorite charity.