85, of Ojai, died Thursday, April 3, 2003 in Ventura. She was
born Feb. 7, 1918 in The Dalles, Ore., and lived in Ojai for
18 years, coming from Santa Ana.
Mrs. Herrington had been a secretary. She was a member of The
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Ojai.
She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Harvey Herrington,
of Ojai; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Hal Lyons of Rogue
River, Ore.; daughter Becky Daniels of Monrovia, Calif.; five
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews;
and godson Douglas Billings.
Visitation was held April 7 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Clausen Funeral
Home in Ojai. Services were held April 8 at 2 p.m. at The Lutheran
Church of Our Redeemer. Private interment will be at Westminster
Memorial Park in Westminster, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Church of
Our Redeemer, Ojai.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home,
Carmen E. Andress
Carmen E. Andress,
80, of Oak View, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 in Ojai, after a
short illness. She was born July 3, 1922 in El Paso, Texas, and
lived in Oak View for 30 years.
Mrs. Andress' interests included her home and yard, crossword
puzzles, cats and other pets.
She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and
Jim Marcotte of Paso Robles, and Mary Lou and Frank Bacino of
Glendale; sister Aurora Kurek of Roseville; brother and sister-in-law
Rudy and Sara Garcia of Roseville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville T. Andress,
At her request, there will be no formal services. Her ashes will
be scattered at sea.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home
82, of Ojai, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at his home as a result
of pancreatic cancer. He was born Feb. 22, 1921 in Manchester,
He was a four-time Emmy-winning British director, whose work
in film and television spanned a half-century and included more
than 60 productions.
Greene began his career and trained as an actor in England. He
performed with Laurence Olivier and Vivian Leigh in the New York
production of "Antony and Cleopatra." Greene soon moved
to Canada and became a TV director for the CBC. He began directing
episodes of "Playhouse 90" for American television
in the 1950s, and in the mid-1960s directed his first feature
production, a thriller, "The Shuttered Room" (1967).
Greene returned to America, and television, in the 1970s, after
winning his first Emmy for "The People Next Door" (1970).
Following the film adaptation of the musical,"Godspell"
(1973), he began a string of successes that included the works
for which he is best known. After the popular "Count of
Monte Cristo" (1975), he directed "Rich Man, Poor Man"
(1976), "Roots" (1977), and "Friendly Fire"
(1979). These films earned him three of his four Emmys. He continued
directing through the 1990s, winning his fifth Emmy nomination
for the mini-series, "Fatal Vision" (1984).
Throughout his career Greene worked with a number of talented
and respected actors, from Nick Nolte and Timothy Hutton whose
careers he helped begin, to film icons such as Bette Davis and
His interests included music, which he incorporated into his
work and daily life, peace advocacy, nature and the universe.
Greene was a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
He is survived by his daughter, Lindy Treasurer, his three sons,
Nic Greene, Laurence Donohue-Greene and Linsel Greene, and wife
Leon Earl Hembree
Leon Earl Hembree,
78, longtime Oak View resident and recently of Albuquerque, N.M.,
died Monday, March 31, 2003, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 20, 1924 in Farris, Okla., and had been a Ventura
County resident since the age of 9, living in Ventura for several
years and then in Oak View.
Mr. Hembree was a general contractor, owner of Hembree Construction,
for more than 40 years, building and remodeling many homes throughout
Ventura County, including the Ventura Baptist Church where he
was a member for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lois, of Albuquerque,
N.M.; daughter Patsy Tatlock of Greenacres, Wa.; stepdaughter
and son-in-law Sue and Dick Sutton of Angel Fire, N.M.; stepdaughter
Dale O'Donnell of Paradise, Calif.; and several grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Murphy, of Houston,
Mr. Hembree was a member of Ventura Missionary Church until moving
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice In-Patient Unit,
8300 Constitution N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87110.
Angela V. (Pfeffer)
Angela V. (Pfeffer)
Humphrey, 102, died Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Idaho County
Nursing Home in Grangeville, Idaho. She was born March 20, 1901
in York, Neb.
She was married to Charles Malvern "C.M." Humphrey.
They moved to Ojai in 1953 from Geneva, Neb. C.M. (who passed
away in April 1974) was co-owner of Culligan Soft Water for several
Mrs. Humphrey was a member of the Methodist Church and the P.E.O.
Sisterhood and had many friends in Ojai. In 1987 she moved to
Fresno, Calif. to live with her daughter and they later moved
to Grangeville, Idaho.
She is survived by her two daughters, Florence Bosteter and Marian
Davidson; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held and internment is at Gavilan
Hills Memorial Park in Gilroy, Calif.
Ruskin Fillo, 2, of Oak View, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at
Cottage Children's Hospital in Santa Barbara, after a four-and-a-half
day struggle following an accidental drowning. He was born March
7, 2001 in Thousand Oaks.
He is survived by his parents, Heidi and Kevin Fillo; brothers
Jason, A.J. and Peter George; maternal great-grandmother; grandparents;
aunts; uncles; and cousins.
The family sends thanks to the people on six continents who prayed
for their boy. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests
that memorial donations be made to The Children's Miracle Network,
c/o Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 689, Santa Barbara,
CA 93102-0689 or by calling Cottage Children's Services at 569-7226.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura.
A funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at St.
Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 185 St. Thomas Drive, Ojai.