Ursula Ann Tubutis
Ursula Ann Tubutis
Coffin, 95, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at her home in Upper
Ojai. She was born to immigrant Lithuanian parents Nov. 7, 1907
in Chicago, Ill., the fifth child of eight. She graduated as
a registered nurse from Grant Hospital in 1928.
After her marriage to Frederick G. Coffin in 1929, she lived
a nomadic lifestyle while raising three children. Her husband,
a civil engineer and master mariner, worked in the merchant marines,
U.S. Navy and for every major oil company in the Middle East.
Mrs. Coffin embraced the principles of Religious Science.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Bryan of Upper Ojai, and
Elizabeth Coffin of Huntington Beach; son-in-law Marvin Bryan
and grandson Joseph F. Bryan of Upper Ojai; nephews Conrad Mueller
of Atlantic Beach, Fla., and Bernard Dikselis of Florida; and
nieces Elizabeth Jane Barnes of Fayetteville, Ga., and Frances
Tubutis of Orlando, Fla.
She was preceded in death by husband Frederick Coffin in 1969
and son Charles Frederick Coffin in 1965.
Visitation was held Sunday, March 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clausen
Funeral Home in Ojai.
Services and interment will be held Tuesday, April 8, at 10 a.m.
at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Clausen Funeral Home of Ojai is assisting with the arrangements.
91, of Ojai, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 26, 1911 in New York City, N.Y.
During his career he worked as a construction supervisor on large
skyscrapers and public buildings on the East Coast and in Bermuda.
His interests included numerous environmental and animal causes
and classical music, especially Chopin. He was an active volunteer
in Ojai's RSVP organization. He volunteered as a Meals on Wheels
driver for more than 20 years and served on the Security Patrol
for more than 12 years. Mr. Koval taught English as a Second
Language for the Laubach reading program, and was a charter member
of the Polish National Alliance and the Kosciuszko Foundation
for Polish Culture. He was also an active member of the Ojai
Valley Democratic Club and the Ojai Valley Retired Professional
and Business Men's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Alice White Koval, of Ojai; stepchildren
Judith Pugh of Ojai, and Gerald White of Redondo Beach; sister-in-law
Grace a'Becket of Bar Harbor, Maine; brother-in-law Henry Andrews
(spouse Carol) of New Jersey; nephew Eugene Andrews of New York
City; and several cousins in the United States and in Poland.
The family wishes to thank the physicians, nurses and staff of
Ojai Valley Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing
Facility and the hospice nurses from Livingston Memorial Visiting
It was Mr. Koval's wish that no service be held. A private family
gathering will be held at a later date.
Patrick C. Smith
Patrick C. Smith,
90, of Ojai, died Sunday, March 23, 2003 at his home, following
a brief illness. He was born Nov. 25, 1912 in Hazlehurst, Ga.,
and had lived in Ojai for 20 years.
Mr. Smith was a fire captain for the Los Angeles Fire Department
for 30 years and served in the U.S. Army in France during World
War II. He was a longtime Nordhoff High School football fan.
His interests included bird watching, and he was a master carpenter
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sylvia Smith, of Ojai;
daughter Pam Smith of New Mexico; daughter and son-in-law Marilyn
and Jack Smith; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m.
at the Ojai Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Jeff Holland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Livingston
Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, 1996 Eastman Ave. #101,
Ventura, CA 93003, or to Help of Ojai, P.O. Box 621, Ojai, CA
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home
Gabrielsen, 98, of Ojai, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003. She was
born Sept. 18, 1904 in Minnesota, and has lived in Southern California
since 1933. She was a resident of Whispering Oaks in Ojai.
Mrs. Gabrielsen is survived by two sons, Chester Jones and Bruce
Gabrielsen; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are being held today at 3 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church
of the Ojai Valley.
Cremation will be done by the Neptune Society.