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Obituaries for the week ending
August 15, 2003
Margaret Doran, 100, of Ojai, died Saturday,
Aug. 9, 2003 of natural causes. She was born Aug. 13, 1902 in
Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to California in 1964.
She was a parishioner at St. Joan of Ark in West Los Angeles
until 1990, before moving to Ojai, where she attended St. Thomas
Mrs. Doran is survived by her sons, John, Edward and Alex; daughters
Mary and Betty; sons-in-law Robert Lewis and Tony Cunningham;
daughter-in-law Maria; 25 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Doran.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the Ojai
Valley Community Hospital Continuing Care Center for their kindness
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clausen Funeral Home
in Ojai. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m.
at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Ojai, with Father Patrick
Keane, O.S.A., officiating. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery
in Los Angeles.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home,
Helen Leighton, 86, of Ventura, died
in her sleep Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, surrounded by her husband
and family members. She was born Aug. 5, 1917 in Nebraska. She
married Eddie Leighton on Feb. 14, 1969 in Ventura.
Mrs. Leighton was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
1679 Ladies Auxiliary, the Ojai Valley Grange, and the American
Legion Auxiliary. Her interests included camping, fishing, flower
gardening and garage sales.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie Leighton, of Ventura; children
Carl and Rollyce Nichols of Veneta, Ore., Louise and Joe Ellenberg
of Kamian, Idaho, and Larry and Sally Nichols of Palmdale; sisters
Fern Collins of Santa Paula, and Gladys Bell of Nebraska; brother
Merlin Kieborz of Phoenix, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
When Helen and Eddie married, they combined families. Mrs. Leighton
is also survived by the following stepchildren: Frank and Barbara
Saragosa of Rosarito Beach, Mexico, Tom and Gladys Saragosa of
North Dakota, Richard and Mary Zaragoza of Ventura, Dottie Leighton
Goldman of Oxnard, Eddie and Emily Leighton of Ventura, Bill
Leighton of Texas, Stan and Rita Leighton of Santa Clarita, and
Kenny and Brenda Leighton of Texas; 29 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Leighton was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law,
Glen and Lois Kieborz, of Ventura; brothers Amos Kieborz of Texas,
and Orvin Kieborz of Nebraska; sister Leona Harris of Minnesota;
and grandsons David Nichols of Palmdale, Tommy Saragosa of Minnesota,
and Steven Saragosa of Ventura.
A memorial service is being held today at 10 a.m. at the Joseph
Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura. A reception in her honor will
be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3801 Market St., Ventura,
immediately following the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Joseph Reardon Funeral
Dr. David R. M. Harvey
Dr. David R.M. Harvey, 81, of Ojai,
died Thursday, July 21, 2003. He was born Jan. 9, 1922 in Oklahoma,
and was a retired physician.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Stetler
Mortuary in Santa Paula.
Jeanne Dorothy Wood
Jeanne Dorothy Wood, of Ojai, went to
be with God on Monday, August 4, 2003. She was a 27-year resident
of the Ojai Valley. She was born on May 11, 1934 in East Los
Mrs. Wood was a member of the Church of the Living Christ in
Meiners Oaks, where she helped teach children's church. She spent
most of her time helping and caring for elderly people. She will
be missed by her family and many friends.
There will be a private family service at home.