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Gary Baltzer

Dec 25, 1945 - Nov 14, 2023

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Camarillo, CA

On the evening of Tuesday, November 14, my beloved Gary died suddenly at home. Gary was born in Ventura on December 25, 1945 to Lois and Alexander Baltzer, both now deceased. His much loved young sister Linda Vencill died in 2007.Gary grew up in Ventura, graduating from high school there. He attended Ventura College before joining the Peace Corps, spending time in Iran. Gary’s love of farming and travel developed in his teens, working on a ranch in Somis. After finishing his BS degree in ...Read More

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Roderick Michael Gilbert

Apr 16, 1936 - Feb 04, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Hollywood bids farewell to a legend, Mickey Gilbert, renowned as one of the most exceptional stunt performers in the film industry. Born on April 17, 1936, in Los Angeles, California, to Genevieve and Frank Gilbert, Mickey's journey began amid the alfalfa fields of Van Nuys, where he honed his equestrian skills under the mentorship of his father and cowboy Buff Brady. Mickey Gilbert's illustrious career spanned over five decades, with over 100 film and TV credits as a stunt coordinator and second-unit director. His remarkable achievements include serving as the stunt double for Robert Redford from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in 1969 to "The Old Man & the Gun" in 2018. Excelling in rodeo competitions since the age of 13, Mickey's transition to Hollywood was serendipitous, marked by a chance meeting with director Edward Dmytryk. His extraordinary rope-wrangling skills earned him early recognition, and he became a sought-after stuntman. His iconic moments, such as the combination shoot-off and stirrup drag in "The Wild Bunch" (1969), solidified his status as a Hollywood favorite. Mickey Gilbert's legacy as a true pioneer in Hollywood stuntwork will endure, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. The Hollywood community mourns the loss of an extraordinary talent, and Mickey will forever be remembered for his daring feats and contributions to the cinematic world.

Elaine Van De Mheen

Sep 11, 1936 - Jan 29, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Elaine Van De Mheen was born Mary Elaine Smith to Beecher and Virginia Smith on September 11, 1936, in Allen, Oklahoma. She left this world on January 29, 2024, at the age of 87. When she was 5 years old, her family moved to Fillmore, California. Elaine attended Fillmore schools and graduated from Fillmore High in June 1954. For most of her adult life, she was a homemaker, although she sold real estate in the mid-1960s. She enjoyed being a mom but not nearly as much as she enjoyed being Nana to 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mom loved attending all their sporting events including T-Ball, Little League, football, basketball, and soccer games, Tae Kwon Do, and Cheerleading competitions. Mom never missed any of their school activities whether they were plays, singing performances, promotions, or graduations. Besides being a homemaker, Elaine enjoyed many different hobbies over the years. She was an avid reader and loved to write poetry. She painted on canvases as well as Tole painting. She worked with stained glass and ceramics. She also loved to sew and created many costumes for her grandchildren. During mom's later years when she wasn't able to leave the house much, she fell in love with the Dodgers. Whenever they were playing on a channel she didn't have she would get very upset. Her favorite player was Will Smith. Elaine had an adventurous nature and visited many places with family and friends. She was able to visit Malta, Italy, Colombia, Singapore, the Netherlands, and the Great Wall of China. She also loved camping with the Rig Runners group, going to the beach, and going on cruises. Elaine is survived by her daughter-Vicki Murphy (Tom), grandsons-Derek, Tomlyn, and lan Murphy, son-Michael Van De Mheen (Deirdre ), grand- sons-Scott and Matthew Van De Mheen, son-Todd Van De Mheen (Victo- ria), granddaughter Niki Galindo (Manuel) and great-grandchildren-Enzo and Indy, brother David Everson, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband G.R. "Van" Van De Mheen, son Rick Purves, brother Donald Smith, and her parents Beecher Smith and Virginia Everson. Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at Bardsdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Elaine would be honored if you would donate to the Fillmore Alumni Association.

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Blake Ray Hansen

May 02, 2001 - Feb 09, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Our beloved Blake Ray Hansen was born to parents Jason and Nicole on May 2, 2001 in Camarillo, CA. 3 minutes later he was joined by his twin brother, Ryan. Blake grew up in Moorpark with his family including his older brother Darren and baby sister Allison. Blake was a simple man with an independent soul. He loved his family, his dogs, the Green Bay Packers, video games, riding dirtbikes, wakeboarding, and playing golf. Blake was bright and intelligent, and carried an unparalleled drive and motivation for his true calling in aviation. Blake spent the last years of his life truly living his dream of flying helicopters every day, a remarkable accomplishment for his age, and a testament to his unwavering commitment to perfecting his craft. Blake was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He embodied Christlike love and compassion every day. He passed no judgement and was generous and kind to all those who were blessed enough to know him. Our family is heartbroken to share that Blake was abruptly called home on February 9, 2024. He passed on to the next life while doing what he absolutely loved. Although we are devastated to lose our loving Son, Brother, Friend, and soon to be Uncle, our family is comforted with the knowledge that he is at peace. We know he is watching over all of us with the same sweet spirit he carried while on this earth.We are so grateful for the years we got with Bee, and we have truly felt all your love and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.

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Rogelio Gutierrez Esparza

Jan 28, 1963 - Feb 10, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

CAMARILLO, CA Rogelio Gutierrez Esparza, a resident of Camarillo,CA, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the age of 61. He was born on January 28, 1963, in Aguascalientes, Mexico to Francisco Esparza and Enedina Gutierrez. He grew up on Rancho La Morada in Aguascalientes with his 8 siblings, where they all learned how to manage the ranch at a young age. In 1980, he moved to Arvin, California, where he would harvest grapes. He then moved to Camarillo in 1985, where he started his career and passion as a landscaper. He took great pride in his work and providing for his family in the US and Mexico. He enjoyed going back to Aguascalientes every year to spend time with his family on the family ranch. In 1986, he met his life-long partner of 38 years, Delphina, at a mutual friend’s baby shower. They enjoyed spending time together and always had something to attend, whether it was a wedding, birthday party, baptism, but most importantly they loved going to mass every Sunday. They welcomed their two daughters, Erica and Leticia in 1990 and 1991, and along with Delphina’s oldest son, Michael, they raised their blended family of five. As their family tree began to expand with grandchildren, Rogelio’s love for them and the joy in making them smile and laugh was very clear. He always had his cookies in his drawer, under his bed ready for when he needed a sweet snack. This became a fond memory for the grandchildren to ask their "Tata" for a cookie, which he enjoyed giving them. He is survived by his partner Delphina; daughters, Erica (Servando), and Leticia (Luis); stepson, Michael; grandchildren, Sophia, Jose, Joshua, Mia, and Kamilah. He is also survived by his parents, Francisco and Enedina; brothers, Sergio (Emma), Francisco, Gerardo (Lorena); sisters Raquel (Hector) and Juana (Victor); sister-in-law Lula, and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers Jesus, Delfino, and Adolfo.

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Ernest Houghton

Apr 06, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Ernest Houghton, 92, died peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2024. He leaves behind his three children: Sharon, David, and Ruth; his nine grandchildren: James, Jeremiah, Sarah, David, Michael, Robert, Joseph, Kathleen, and Benjamin; and his 20 great-grandchildren: Faith, Christian, Cross, Jeremiah, Caleb, Zachary, Joshua, Lucas, Zoey, David, Noah, Sophia, Anastasia, Aurora, Savannah, Cody, Kylie, Hunter, Azriyal, and Zamar by marriage. Ernie was a strong, fierce, and independent Scotsman and everyone who knew him will miss him greatly. Born in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland on April 6, 1931, Ernie was the youngest of two children. His older sister, Theresa, died more than 20 years ago. As a young lad, Ernie worked as a baggage handler at Glasgow Central Station, the largest rail terminal in Scotland, which was opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1879. Ernest learned his trade as a plumber from his father when they worked together building ships on the River Clyde, the greatest steam and iron ship building center in the world. In 1948, when he was 17 years old, Ernie came to the United States with his parents and settled in Brooklyn, NY. There he met, fell in love with, and married Gerd Johansen in 1951. Soon after marrying Gerd, Ernest enlisted in the U. S. Army and served as a military policeman during the Korean War. In 1968, he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve and served as a member of the Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees. During the greater part of his career as a plumber, Ernest worked for the Las Virgenes School District in Calabasas and the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles, CA. Gerd and Ernest celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on November 3, 2015. Gerd died on January 19, 2016. During their many years together, Gerd and Ernest moved from New York to Los Angeles. Seeking the land of opportunity, they also moved to Sydney, Australia, but came back to America after only six months and settled in Simi Valley, CA. They also purchased a second home in Tehachapi, and ultimately retired in Leisure Village, Camarillo in 1998. The graveside celebration and reception will be held at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 am.

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Ernest Houghton

Apr 06, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Ernest Houghton, 92, died peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2024. He leaves behind his three children: Sharon, David, and Ruth; his nine grandchildren: James, Jeremiah, Sarah, David, Michael, Robert, Joseph, Kathleen, and Benjamin; and his 20 great-grandchildren: Faith, Christian, Cross, Jeremiah, Caleb, Zachary, Joshua, Lucas, Zoey, David, Noah, Sophia, Anastasia, Aurora, Savannah, Cody, Kylie, Hunter, Azriyal, and Zamar by marriage. Ernie was a strong, fierce, and independent Scotsman and everyone who knew him will miss him greatly. Born in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland on April 6, 1931, Ernie was the youngest of two children. His older sister, Theresa, died more than 20 years ago. As a young lad, Ernie worked as a baggage handler at Glasgow Central Station, the largest rail terminal in Scotland, which was opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1879. Ernest learned his trade as a plumber from his father when they worked together building ships on the River Clyde, the greatest steam and iron ship building center in the world. In 1948, when he was 17 years old, Ernie came to the United States with his parents and settled in Brooklyn, NY. There he met, fell in love with, and married Gerd Johansen in 1951. Soon after marrying Gerd, Ernest enlisted in the U. S. Army and served as a military policeman during the Korean War. In 1968, he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve and served as a member of the Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees. During the greater part of his career as a plumber, Ernest worked for the Las Virgenes School District in Calabasas and the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles, CA. Gerd and Ernest celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on November 3, 2015. Gerd died on January 19, 2016. During their many years together, Gerd and Ernest moved from New York to Los Angeles. Seeking the land of opportunity, they also moved to Sydney, Australia, but came back to America after only six months and settled in Simi Valley, CA. They also purchased a second home in Tehachapi, and ultimately retired in Leisure Village, Camarillo in 1998. The graveside celebration and reception will be held at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 am.

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Teresita Siao Alcantara

Jan 07, 1945 - Feb 14, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Family and Friends may watch the visitation and the rosary service by clicking the link below ...Family in the care of Alison Balding, Funeral Arranger

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Teresita Siao Alcantara

Jan 07, 1945 - Feb 14, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Family and Friends may watch the visitation and the rosary service by clicking the link below ...Family in the care of Alison Balding, Funeral Arranger

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Verlon C. Meyer

Nov 23, 1934 - Feb 11, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Verlon C.Meyer of Camarillo, CA passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 89 on February 11, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Verlon was born to Caroline Schulp and Martin J. Meyer on November 23, 1934 in Concordia, Missouri, where he was raised on a farm as one of eight children. While in college Verlon met his future wife, Shirley, on a blind date. Shortly thereafter they were married in September of 1956. They were happily married for 67 years. Soon after their wedding, Verlon served in the Army where he was stationed in San Francisco, CA. In the 1960’s he was co-host of “The Community” a bi-weekly TV talk show. His career spanned from being an Associated Editor of “Kraftman” magazine for Kraft Foods, Director of National Public Relations and Information Services for National Grain and Feed Association of Washington D.C., and a number of Vice President positions for church related colleges and hospitals, including a position at California Lutheran College as Vice President for Development in 1978, which brought him back to California from Nebraska. Verlon was a long time resident of Ventura County. He believed in a life of service to others. One of the many things he was passionate and proud of was being a leader for over 20 years of the Jail Ministry program of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, CA, where he was a very active member since 1978. Along with him being a “long-timer” in the AA 12-step program. Spending time with family was one of his many joys in life. Whether it was going up north to Santa Rosa to help care for his grandkids or picking up his granddaughters and/or his great grandkids from school and taking them out for a treat. Or celebrating what he would call “cousins week” during the summer. Where they would attend vacation bible school at Ascension Lutheran Church and ending each day by letting the kids pick a favorite place to eat. He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley, two sons, Stephen Meyer and his wife Sara, of Camarillo, CA, Paul Meyer of Santa Rosa, CA; six grandchildren, Betsy of Sarasota, FL, Erica of San Diego, CA, Diana of Camarillo, CA, Stephanie of San Francisco, CA, Erica and Christopher of Santa Rosa, CA; nine great grandkids; his two brothers living in Missouri, LaVern Meyer and Richard Meyer. Verlon’s legacy of love, service and faith will carry on in the many lives he touched. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 29th, 2024. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by the funeral service from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, and the graveside service from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2025 Howard Road Camarillo, CA 93012. ...Family in the care of Alison Balding, Funeral Arranger

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Verlon C. Meyer

Nov 23, 1934 - Feb 11, 2024

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Camarillo, CA

Verlon C.Meyer of Camarillo, CA passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 89 on February 11, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Verlon was born to Caroline Schulp and Martin J. Meyer on November 23, 1934 in Concordia, Missouri, where he was raised on a farm as one of eight children. While in college Verlon met his future wife, Shirley, on a blind date. Shortly thereafter they were married in September of 1956. They were happily married for 67 years. Soon after their wedding, Verlon served in the Army where he was stationed in San Francisco, CA. In the 1960’s he was co-host of “The Community” a bi-weekly TV talk show. His career spanned from being an Associated Editor of “Kraftman” magazine for Kraft Foods, Director of National Public Relations and Information Services for National Grain and Feed Association of Washington D.C., and a number of Vice President positions for church related colleges and hospitals, including a position at California Lutheran College as Vice President for Development in 1978, which brought him back to California from Nebraska. Verlon was a long time resident of Ventura County. He believed in a life of service to others. One of the many things he was passionate and proud of was being a leader for over 20 years of the Jail Ministry program of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, CA, where he was a very active member since 1978. Along with him being a “long-timer” in the AA 12-step program. Spending time with family was one of his many joys in life. Whether it was going up north to Santa Rosa to help care for his grandkids or picking up his granddaughters and/or his great grandkids from school and taking them out for a treat. Or celebrating what he would call “cousins week” during the summer. Where they would attend vacation bible school at Ascension Lutheran Church and ending each day by letting the kids pick a favorite place to eat. He is survived by his beloved wife Shirley, two sons, Stephen Meyer and his wife Sara, of Camarillo, CA, Paul Meyer of Santa Rosa, CA; six grandchildren, Betsy of Sarasota, FL, Erica of San Diego, CA, Diana of Camarillo, CA, Stephanie of San Francisco, CA, Erica and Christopher of Santa Rosa, CA; nine great grandkids; his two brothers living in Missouri, LaVern Meyer and Richard Meyer. Verlon’s legacy of love, service and faith will carry on in the many lives he touched. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 29th, 2024. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by the funeral service from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, and the graveside service from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2025 Howard Road Camarillo, CA 93012. ...Family in the care of Alison Balding, Funeral Arranger

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