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Obituaries for the week ending
June 20, 2003
Katherine M . Crowder
Katherine M. Crowder, 83, of Ojai, died Sunday, June 15, 2003
at Royal Gardens in Ojai of natural causes. She was born May
2, 1920 in Borneo, and lived in Ojai for 53 years.
Mrs. Crowder was active in the local Pastel Artists Group and
attended their weekly meetings and luncheons.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Barbara
Crowder of Ojai.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Walter
C. Crowder Jr., in 2000.
Private family services were held.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Help
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home,
Shirley Katz Lyon
Shirley Katz Lyon, 83, of Santa Monica, Calif., died Tuesday,
June 17, 2003. She was born Oct. 14, 1919 in Kansas City, Mo.
She had been a 25-year resident of Ojai, from approximately 1975
to 2000, with her husbands, Morris Katz and Lee Lyon, both of
whom predeceased her.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynn Ostrick, of Los Angeles,
and Diane Cherniss, of Seal Beach; brothers John and Fred Deichmann
of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Nancy Erwin Myers
Nancy Erwin Myers, 72, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died Saturday,
June 14, 2003. She was born Feb. 2, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wis.,
the daughter of Helen Baldwin and George L. Erwin.
She attended Smith College and graduated with a bachelor of arts
degree from Stanford University.
Mrs. Myers was active in community life and supported numerous
organizations, including the Santa Barbara Garden Club, Family
Service Agency of Santa Barbara, Music Academy of the West, Santa
Barbara Cancer Center, All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church,
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum,
Ojai Festivals, Ashland Shakespeare Festival, Library of Congress,
Hoover Institution and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William G. Myers;
daughter Mary Myers Kauppila of Boston, Mass.; son George E.
Myers of St. Helena, Calif.; and grandson William Myers Kauppila
A memorial celebration will take place Tuesday, June 24, 2003
at 3 p.m. at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Cancer
Center or Ojai Festivals.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDermott-Crockett Mortuary
in Santa Barbara.