Magner-Maloney
Funeral Home and Crematory
Phone: (805) 925-2753
Fax:     (805) 922-4930
600 E. Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Funeral Home and Crematory

Phone: (805) 925-2753
Fax:     (805) 922-4930

600 East Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454

 

MARY ANN FUMIA 

ISABEL M. REASNER 

ROSS M. CUTLER, DDS 

KENT L. PUSSER 

JAMES LEE CHRISTENSEN 

MARTY RAY ARAGON 

CHARLES THOMAS VOGT 

ARTHUR R. CANFIELD 

EMILY GRASSO 

SISTER MARGARET BANNAN, OSF 

MAY SWANSON 

BOBBIE L. HINTON 

THERESA ANN FABELA 

JOSEPH MARTIN GATWIS 

CARL F. BRYAN 

ANGHILITA O. VEA 

ROSA MARIA MORENO 

GEORGE CASTELLANOS

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MARY ANN FUMIA
 1933 - 2018

Mary Ann Fumia, 84, of Santa Maria, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Services are pending. 

 

 

ISABEL M. REASNER
 1938 - 2018

Isabel M. Reasner, 80, of Los Alamos, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Los Alamos Cemetery. 

 

 

ROSS M. CUTLER, DDS
 1948 - 2018

It is with great sadness and sorrow we share with you the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend Ross Cutler.

Ross was born in Panguitch, Utah, on December 18, 1948, to Cole and Clara Cutler. He was lovingly welcomed by big brother Dick. Many happy, carefree years were spent in the Utah countryside, hiking, hunting and camping with Dick and their dog, Blitz. The best summer of Ross’s youth was as a Boy Scout counselor at Camp Steiner, Utah, which, at 10,400 ft., is the highest Boy Scout camp in the country.

Ross moved to Saratoga, CA with his parents in 1966 and graduated from Westmont High School in 1967. Having had a love for dentistry and working with his hands he attended San Jose State University as a biology major in the pre-dental program. During his senior year he met his wife, Diane Walden, in a science class. They were married in August of 1971. After being accepted to Georgetown University Dental School in Washington DC, Diane and Ross loaded all their belongings into their van and VW bug and headed cross country to begin the next chapter of their lives.

Ross graduated from Georgetown Dental School in 1976 and always knew he wanted to come back to California and settle on the Central Coast, an area he visited while in college. He began practicing dentistry in Santa Maria in 1977. “If you love your job, you will never spend a day working.” That is how he felt and lived for the next 34 years, retiring from dentistry in 2011.

Ross’s wife and daughters, Beth and Megan were the loves of his life. He was a devoted dad, always involved in and supporting their numerous activities. He loved his home, his garden, his family and friends ferociously, and thought he had hit the jackpot when grandson Cole was born. ‘Papa’ spent time playing with cars, trains, dinosaurs, and working in the garden with his precious boy.

Ross had a love for dirt bikes and cars. After many years of racing in the hills of the Bay area and Pozo, he settled down to rebuilding classic cars with his daughters. He really was a car guy at heart, most ‘famously’ rebuilding a 1964½ Mustang convertible for Beth and a 1964 Austin Healey convertible for Megan.

Though he faced numerous medical issues in the last two years, he remained optimistic, never complaining, happy and content with all the blessings he had received in his 69 years. He will be remembered as a true gentleman, loved by all who knew him.

Ross is survived by his wife of 47 years, Diane; daughter, Beth Cutler Liston, husband Dan, and grandson Cole Liston; daughter Megan Cutler and boyfriend, Rocky Herrera; brother Dick Cutler of Salt Lake City; brother-in-law Dennis Walden, wife Tamara and nephew Brett Walden, all of Oklahoma. Ross was preceded in death by his parents Cole and Clara Cutler of Santa Maria.

A celebration of Ross’s life will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Santa Maria Country Club, 505 West Waller Lane, Santa Maria, CA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue. To donate online visit Aceofhearts.com or mail to PO Box 2357, Beverly Hills, CA 90213.

 

 

KENT L. PUSSER
 1932 - 2018

Kent Lee Pusser of Santa Maria passed away peacefully at the age of 86. He was the husband of Nancy Pusser, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.

Kent was born June 8, 1932 in Long Beach, CA to Millard and Irene Pusser. He graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1949 and continued his education at Santa Ana Junior College, graduating in 1951.

Kent served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 and was stationed in France as an Ordinance Parts Specialist.

Upon discharge from the Army, Kent married Nancy Brock in 1956. In 1964, Kent and Nancy moved their growing family to Santa Maria and started work as a petroleum salesman. In 1968, he started working for the Southern California Gas Company as an automotive mechanic, retiring in 1992.

Kent and Nancy were avid square dancers, belonging to the Valley Whirlers for many years. They also enjoyed camping, loading all seven members of their family in their station wagon, with travel trailer in tow, and hitting the road to various parts of the country.

Upon retirement, Kent took an interest in genealogy, tracing his family roots back to the American Revolution.

Kent will always be remembered for his sharp sense of humor, vast knowledge of trivia, and ability to fix just about anything mechanical anyone asked him to.

Kent is survived by his wife, Nancy, children Mary Kahn, Steven, John, Aaron, Wendy (Rick) Miles, sister Jeanne Palmer, grandchildren Jennifer Kubica, Tom Kahn, Nicole Pusser, and 2 great granddaughters. He was predeceased by his Father, Mother, and brother Gordon Pusser.

The family would like to thank Lynn for her love, dedication, and compassion in caring for Kent in his later years.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at St. Louis de Montfort Church. Private interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, 1687 W. Stowell Road, Santa Maria, CA 93458. 

 

 

JAMES LEE CHRISTENSEN
 1933 - 2018

James Lee Christensen, 85, of Santa Maria, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

MARTY RAY ARAGON
 1952 - 2018

Marty Ray Aragon, 65, of Santa Maria, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

CHARLES THOMAS VOGT
 1934 - 2018

Charles Thomas Vogt, 84, of Santa Maria, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

ARTHUR R. CANFIELD
 1934 - 2018

Arthur R. Canfield, 84 years old, was born in 1934 in Panama City Florida. He went home to our Lord on August 1, 2018 in the comfort of his home while surrounded by family, in Santa Maria, California.

Arthur served in three branches of the military and retired June 1, 1973, after 22 years with the Air Force. Arthur worked 16 years for the Santa Maria Bonita School District.

Arthur is predeceased by his daughter Patricia Maureen. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary, and his children: Margaret (Craig) Beebe, Theresa (Marty) Montez, Jean (Michael) Ayers, Dolores (Wayne) Hixson, Ann (Scott) Roy, Robert (Lisa) Canfield and Catherine (Gerald) Carpenter and his 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Arthur was an avid fisherman and loved all sports, attending sporting events at St. Joseph High School regularly. He played poker and enjoyed karaoke with friends.

A rosary will be held on Wednesday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Thursday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m., both at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church. Burial to follow in the new section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. 

 

 

EMILY GRASSO
 1924 - 2018

Emily Grasso, 94, of Santa Maria, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018.

A Memorial Mass will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at S. Louis deMontfort Church. 

 

 

SISTER MARGARET BANNAN, OSF
 1925 - 2018

Sister Margaret Bannan, OSF (Helen Louise Bannan) 92 passed away on July 24, 2018 in Santa Maria, California. Helen was born on September 9. 1925 in Tacoma, Washington to James D Bannan and Margaret A. Creedican. She was one of seven children, five girls and two boys. Helen attended school with the Benedictine Sisters at Holy Rosary School in Tacoma and then went to high school to St. Mary’s Academy in Toledo, Washington where she met the Franciscan Sisters. After graduation Helen joined the Sisters of St. Francis in 1943 when she received the name of Sister Margaret.

Sister Margaret began her teaching ministry in California and taught at various parish schools in Sierra Madre, Santa Maria, Sacramento, and Arcadia. Sister then was selected to work with the young women entering the community, and for a number of years served as their guide from entrance to final vows. After her many years of teaching and working in formation, Sister Margaret then spent some years as a counselor for high school students at Alverno Heights in Sierra Madre, California.

Elected by her community as a Provincial Councilor in1975, Sister Margaret was next elected as Provincial Minister from 1978-1985. During this time Sister was instrumental in leading the community as it continued to develop along the lines of Vatican Two changes in the Church and in community life. Sister played a major role in developing the understanding of the Franciscan way of life as an evangelical one.

After her time in leadership, Sister was able to follow her lifelong dream of working with the disadvantaged. She studied Spanish in Mexico and then returned to Santa Maria where she worked for a number of years at St. John Neuman Parish among the Spanish speaking. After completing her time in Santa Maria, Sister Margaret continued her ministry at St. Emydius Church in Lynwood, California.

Sister Margaret retired to Marian Convent (Residence) in 2010. Sister loved to feed the birds, both those inside and those outside. Sister was always knowledgeable of what was happening in the world and her favorite prayer was for peace. One of her greatest joys was her visit to Indonesia where she spent time with our Sisters who live there. She considered it the trip of a lifetime. When asked what her advice was for future residents at Marian Convent, Sister Margaret said it was a blessing to be with my Sisters. She was a blessing for all of us as well.

Sister Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers and three of her sisters. She is survived by her sister Patrician A. Pedersen of Manchester, Washington, her brother-in-law Arthur Bader of Tacoma, Washington, 25 nieces and nephews and other relatives. She is also survived by the members of her religious community, the Sisters of St. Francis.

Vigil services will be held on Sunday, July 29 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel at Marian Residence, 124 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Monday, July 30 at St John Neumann Church, 966 W. Orchard St., Santa Maria. Monsignor Emigdio Herrera will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the new section of the Santa Maria Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Sister Margaret’s memory to the Sisters of St. Francis, 124 S. College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454. 

 

 

MAY SWANSON
 1941 - 2018

May Swanson, 77, of Santa Maria, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Pacific Christian Center.

Private interment will be in the Santa Maria Cemetery. 

 

 

BOBBIE L. HINTON
 1930 - 2018

Bobbie L. Hinton, 87, of Santa Maria, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

THERESA ANN FABELA
 1947 - 2018

Theresa Ann Fabela, 71, of Santa Maria, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

JOSEPH MARTIN GATWIS
 1937 - 2018

Joseph Martin Gatwis, 81, of Santa Maria, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

CARL F. BRYAN
 1926 - 2018

Carl F. Bryan, 95, of Santa Maria, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

 

ANGHILITA O. VEA
 1926 - 2018

On Sunday, July 8, 2018, Anghilita Vea (Maratas), also known as “NeNe,” passed away at  the age of 92 years, with family by her side.

NeNe was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, went to school in Guadalupe as young child, and raised in the Philippines. She came back  to California after World War II in 1950, and has lived in Santa Maria  ever since. 

NeNe will forever be remembered by her daughters Beverly Cortez, (Dave,) and Jeanie Ryan,(Jerry,) her sons Victor Jr. Maratas, Romeo Maratas, Brian Maratas, and Nathan Maratas. She will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Nedina, Tangie,(Roy) Jeanine, Joshua, (Tiffany), Dominique, (Bernabe), and  Danielle, by her great grandchildren Alexx, Siena, Gavin, Madison, Zoe, Lincoln, Sara, Nomar, Jazmyne, Gage, and Zoe,  by her sister Carolina Buchan, and many extended family and friends. NeNe was predeceased by her three brothers, and two daughters Josephine and Maria.

Memorial Talk
Date        Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time        4:00 PM
Place       Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall D
              333 Hidden Pines Way, Santa Maria, CA 93458

Potluck Reception  
Date      Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time      5:00 PM
Place      Filipino Community Center
             2270 Preisker Park Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93458

In Lieu of Flowers Make Donations to:
   Loonanon Pioneers of America
   2417 Iron Ridge Court
   Santa Maria, CA 93455 

 

 

ROSA MARIA MORENO
 1957 - 2018

Rosa Maria Moreno, 61, of Santa Maria, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Funeral Services  for Rosa will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 6:00-9:00p.m. at Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1:00p.m. in the Santa Maria Cemetery. 

 

 

GEORGE CASTELLANOS
 1924 - 2018

George Castellanos, 94, of Santa Maria, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018.

Private cremation was requested. 

 

 

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