Nedra Wood

Nedra Mae Wood, 81, of Garrison, Texas passed away on May 16, 2020 in Garrison, Texas. 

1938 - 2020 Nedra Wood

1938 – 2020
Nedra Mae Wood

Born November 10, 1938 in Tucson, Arizona, to the late Howard Wood and Anna (Mustain) Wood.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Nedra was only a small child living during the depression when she lost her mother, then a little while later her father.  She was graciously taken in by her aunt and raised just like her own.  While she persevered through life, she was a very talented artist, creating many pieces of her own throughout the years.  Nedra was a devoted, loyal friend.  She loved to be outdoors and was an avid gardener.  Her loving spirit and kind soul will be missed.

She is survived by her special friend, Sally Langston; and numerous cousins; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly. Continue reading

Mary Alice Mankins

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Mary Alice

Mary Alice Smith Mankins of Halcyon, California, died peacefully at home on November 14, 2015, of natural causes. She was 91. Born in November 1923 to Frank and Florence Smith of Marquette, Michigan, Mary Alice lived a vibrant and full life. Known as Totsie to her Michigan family and friends, she served proudly as a Rosie the Riveter during World War II, and worked as a dance instructor for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. She earned her teaching credential at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, and relocated to California in 1951 to teach at Arroyo Grande High School. Continue reading

In Memory of Carola LaVerde – 1948-2013

Anet Carlin, Carole Tarrico, Beppe Tarrico

Anet Carlin, Carola LaVerde, Beppe Tarrico

For our friends who knew her we must tell of Carola’s LaVerde passing September 10th, 2013. Our dear friend of many decades passed in the hospital in Florence after a long bout

Carole Tarrico

Carola LaVerde

with cancer. We will always remember her beautiful smile and big laugh. We can still taste the meals she cooked and set up so elegantly in her home in Alba, Italy. We will long remember her beautiful country estate in San Rocco and the lovely evenings on the back patio below the orchard with more courses than one can imagine. Our tours of the Southwest with Beppe and Carola are legendary, and her story will be told over and over. Her spirit will live in our minds forever. We missed her before her passing and now only miss her even more.  Our thought and prayers are with Beppe Tarrico and Filippo Tarrico.

Carola is survived by her loving husband Beppe Tarrico and her son Filippo Tarrico.
Call Anet for any details (805) 466-4653.

Her Home Address:
Corso Fr. Bandiera, 13
ALBA, CW 12051

In Memory of Ann McDevitt

ANTONIA GRACE MCDEVITT (Reverend Ann) of San Luis Obispo, CA made her transition from this life on June 30, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Ann was born in Darlington, PA on June 11, 1935, and her family moved to Southern California in 1945. She later relocated with her family to San Luis Obispo in 1979. Ann is survived by her life partner of 30 years, Charles E. Kinzer; sons, Steven Bauersfeld, (Susan) and Russ Bauersfeld (Sally); daughter, Becky Price (Michael); grandsons, Scott, Sean, Nicholas, James, Evan and Kevin; sisters, Joyce MacKenzie (Jim) and Laurie Coggan (Jay); brother, Charles McDevitt (Charlene); nieces, Kim, Lori and Suzi; nephews, Scott, Maxx, Alex and Michael; and many, many cousins and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Thelma McDevitt; and sister, Bonnie McDevitt. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Hospice Partners of San Luis Obispo.