Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Marian E. Jones Jacobs, BHS 1946

Marian E. Jones Jacobs,BHS 1946 Marian E. Jacobs, 84 of New Era, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in New Era. She was born April 23, 1929 in Long Beach, Calif., to Cushman “Davis” Jones and Marian L. Sandborn Jones. Marian was raised in Burbank, Calif., and graduated from Burbank High School. She lived in several different cities in southern California............ She married Harold “Jake” Jacobs Aug. 7, 1948. The Jacobs came to Oceana County, to Mears in 1977. They opened the Wooden Nickel Restaurant in Shelby and operated it from 1978 to 1983. Jake passed away June 2, 1996. Mrs. Jacobs was also a cook with Oceana Head Start for several years. Some of her joys in life were singing and cooking and she was a movie buff. She sang in operetta’s in high school and later sang many solo’s and duets and in trios. She enjoyed cooking for the Boy Scouts. Marian was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hart................ Marian is survived by her children, Tassie Jacobs, George Jacobs, Mark (Cheryl) Jacobs and Edine Bronold; her grandchildren, Trevor Jacobs, Christina (John) Slachter, Debbie Sheppard, Yale Jacobs, Douglas Sheppard, Matthew (Amber) Sheppard and Laura Sheppard; and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, Marian was also preceded in death by her grandson, Jason Jacobs; and great-grandson, Johnathan Slachter............ The funeral service for Mrs. Jacobs was 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hart. Interment was in Benona Township Cemetery. You may leave a message for the family at www.harrisfhome.com. Arrangements were by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby......... Oceana Herald News, Hart, Michigan, October 21, 2013

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lynnell Henderson, BHS 1974

Lynnell Henderson, BHS 1974 ..... Lynnell Henderson pass away on August 6, 2015. She was born March 28, 1956, the daughter of Bob and Sheila Henderson. She is survived by her parents and her sisters, Brooke Ward and Melanie Henderson, as well as her companion Gary Snyder. Her funeral services are private. Published in the Friday Flyer, Canyon Lake, Riverside, California. No other details at this time.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Norma Lou Gottleber Soll, BHS 1942

Norma Lou Gottleber Soll, BHS 1942 4/5/1924 – 4/7/2015 ........... Norma Soll died April 7, 2015 in Santa Barbara, Calif. She celebrated her 91st birthday with family two days before. Norma Lou Gottleber was born in Los Angeles, Calif. She graduated from Burbank High School and spent two years at Los Angeles City College where she majored in business........... Norma was a multifaceted renaissance woman. As a young woman she aspired to be an actress. She studied drama and in her senior years starred in a national Tylenol TV commercial. Norma was also an accomplished artist. She played the piano and sang. For this she followed in her mother’s footsteps. She sang at weddings, funerals and other special events. She also sang the contralto solo of Handel’s Messiah. She was an accomplished stained glass artist and quilter. She also taught these disciplines. She designed and sewed many of her own and her daughter’s clothes. Norma had a long and successful professional career. She held numerous positions including assistant to the National Sales Manager at Lawry’s Foods. In the words of one of her former employers in the 1960s, “She had the unusual ability of doing a man’s job without losing her identity as a woman.” She owned a Christian Book Store and stained glass shop in North Lake Tahoe. Norma was a devout Christian. She taught the woman’s Bible study group at many churches, most recently as a member of Reality Church in Carpinteria. She also worked as an administrative assistant to the senior pastors at Hollywood Presbyterian Church and Magnolia Methodist Church. ...................
Family was her first love. She is survived by her husband, Armin Soll; brother, Robert Rose; sister, Joyce Johnson; son, Bruce Soll; daughters, Janet Garrison Swanson and Diane Stout; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. ................... A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Reality Church in Carpinteria. Published in the Coastal View News, Carpinteria, CA

Friday, November 20, 2015

Michael Harold Schackne, BHS 1963

Michael Harold Schackne, BHS 1963----------------- March 18, 1944 - October 24, 2015---------------- Mike passed away Saturday October 24, 2015 around 5:30am. He had been undergoing treatment for several months. It started with inability to breathe due to fluid in his lungs. Biopsy of lung tissue was sent all over the country with the help of Bob Reback, Dave's brother. Not one expert could determine what it was. They suspected mesothelioma but the chemotherapy given to him did not work. He got an infection in his colon as he was taking drugs with anti-bacterial properties which affects the immune system. He became weaker, lost his appetite, lost weight and was hospitalized. .........He and the family were told on the 22nd that there was nothing more they could do medically: it is terminal. Mike went home with hospice care, his choice, where he spent his last hours with his family by his side. His funeral was held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California on October 27, 2015, at the TaNaCH Chapel, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Antoinette "Toni" Girard, BHS 1979

Antoinette Girard was born March 1, 1961, in Burbank, California, the fifth child, the baby of the family, born to William and Frances Girard.......... Affectionately called Toni and Tata Toni. Growing up in Burbank, she made lifelong friends and enjoyed working at the Party shop during her early adult years. In 1996, she took the road of adventure with her parents and daughter and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. She spent the next few years lovingly raising her daughter, Marissa, and helping her parents through their elder years. ...........In 1998, Toni met the love of her life, Tim Smith. Toni enjoyed watching General Hospital every day. Tim got her addicted to watching sports on TV (sumo)! Toni enjoyed going to the nearby recreational center to exercise and socialize with her friends and the many new ones she made there. Toni lived a very full and happy life in her short 54 years and would want all of her beloved family and friends to remember her beautiful smile, vibrant personality and caring soul. A friend to many, Toni was a true living angel.......... Toni is survived by her daughter Marissa (Girard) Lindsay, brothers Jim Girard (Darlene) of Sunland, CA; Billy Girard of Las Vegas, NV; sister Janice Stanley (Dan), Acton, CA. Toni is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews,16 great nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends. ................... Toni was preceded in death by her father William (2005); mother Frances (2013) and sister Jodi Favazzo (2012).Mission Hills Mortuary, Mission Hills, CA

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Major Gregory Lee Harm, BHS 1966

Major Gregory Lee Harm, BHS 1966 June 19, 1948 - October 16, 2015 Major Gregory Lee Harm, 67, USMC (Ret.), passed away Friday, October 16, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Loving husband to MaryAnn Sanzone-Harm and devoted father to Alison Brown (Rick), Erin Harm and Grant Harm (Bekkah); grandfather of Nathan Proffitt, Ricky Brown, Nick Brown, Alex Harm and Tristan Harm. Brother of Sally Gross (Fletcher) and Patricia Abraham (John); brother-in-law of Pat Gorecki; best friend to Colonel Valentino Lendaro, USMC (Ret.). -----------------Greg was born on June 19, 1948, in Huron South Dakota to Henry and Ruth Harm. He attended Burbank high school, graduating in 1966. Greg attended UCSD for two years, University of Gottingen in Germany, for one year, graduating from the University of South Dakota with a degree in History. After graduating, Greg opted to enlist in the US Marine Corps after receiving a draft notice from the US Army, where he was on active duty for 22 years; during this time he received a master's degree in Systems Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey. --------------- Greg will forever be loved by those he left behind. At the time of his death he was surrounded by his wife, family and friends in his San Diego home. A memorial service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, California on November 10, 2015 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Major Gregory Lee Harm to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please consider designating specifically "for bladder cancer research" or feel free to contribute to a charity of your preference. The family is especially grateful to Doctor Andrew Hampshire and his entire staff, in addition to the team at Sharp Hospice Care.
------------------ Published in The Burbank Leader on Oct. 24, 2015