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2-8-22, Eve Venturi, 98

Our Ojai community has lost a beloved member. Eve Venturi peacefully departed this world in her sleep, in the early morning of February 8, 2022, at the age of 98.

Born almost a century ago to Joe and Pearl Venturi, in Taylorville, Illinois, and raised in Detroit, Michigan.

She proved to be a lady ahead of her time — always doing what she wanted, the way she wanted.

She attended Pershing High School where she played tennis and field hockey.

After graduation, she went to work on a ranch for girls, where she developed a lifelong passion for horses.

She traveled on to Chicago, and then to Arizona, where she worked on a horse ranch — one of her happiest life experiences.

During WWII, she helped the war effort by working as a welder.

In her early 40s, she met a chiropractor from Santa Paula, who became her mentor, and to whom she credited her success as a chiropractor.

She decided to attend Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, CA, and then opened a practice in Ojai.

Eve used her remarkable talents to help and heal hundreds of Ojai community members. “Golden hands,” “magic hands,” and “miracle hands,” were some of the descriptors her patients used.

She had a gift and shared it for over 40 years, to help people in pain. Reluctantly, she retired at 87, having accomplished her goal in life — to help others.

She was animal lover and an avid supporter of the National Search Dog Foundation, the Humane Society, and HELP of Ojai. She was at peace in nature, and frequently walked the Ojai Meadow Preserve.

In her retirement, she could be seen sweeping the paths daily, and carrying a small pail for the litter and pieces of glass that she diligently picked up,

so that no four-legged creature (or two-legged one for that matter!) could get hurt.

Above all else, Eve will be remembered for her love of, and kindness to, all of those she met. She was an inspiration to her community.

The way she faced her senior years with patience and gratitude was a lesson to all. The world has lost a very special person.

She is survived by her sisters, Dora Piangerelli of Farmington Hills, MI and JoAnn Ciotti of Servierville, TN; six nieces and nephews, and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

Her sister, Rosemary Regiani, and brother, Ralph Venturi predeceased her. She is also survived by her very dearest friend of over 50 years, Elaine Needham.

Donations in Eve’s memory can be made to the National Search Dog Foundation, the Humane Society or HELP of Ojai.

 Obit Venturi photo copy

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