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Marc Duncan

Jun 19, 1943 - Nov 28, 2023

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Santa Maria, CA

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Rick Quintana

Aug 08, 1963 - Feb 23, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Rick Quintana, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and coach, passed away at 60, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness. Along with being well-known for his dedication to coaching young athletes and his passionate involvement in the lowrider community, Rick loved to camp and fish with his loved ones and find solace in the great outdoors. Rick was also a talented pit master who created flavorful memories by gathering friends and family around his barbecues.His family and his well-maintained lowriders, his two ‘64 Chevy’s and his 1950 Bomb, which he loved to show off at car shows, were his pride and joy. Rick will be remembered for his infectious laughter, generous spirit, and unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others. His compassion and commitment to helping others will serve as an inspiration to future generations.Rick is survived by his beloved wife Tina, his sons; Ricky (Yvette), Manuel, Joseph, David (Yoanna), and Trinidad, his daughters Angela and Desiree, his grandchildren; Ricky, Rylee, Alivia, Audrie, Mila, and Luka. Rick is preceded in death by his brother Augustine, mother Rosie, sister Anna, and father Enrique.A viewing will be held on Monday, March 4th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary Chapel, with a rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and burial to follow at Guadalupe Cemetery.

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Howard Anthony Paulsey

Jan 01, 1934 - Feb 24, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Howard Anthony Paulsey, fondly known as Tony, passed away on February 24, 2024 at the age of 89. Tony 's life was a testament to courage, commitment, and love.From his early days, Tony showed promise, graduating high school with a spark of greatness in his eyes. His journey unfolded with remarkable experiences, from cruising in his 1951 Mercury Convertible to serving as a lifeguard on the beaches of Florida, where he embraced the responsibility of safeguarding others. Tony's sense of duty led him to join the Marines during the Korean War, serving as a Military Police officer with unwavering discipline. After his military service, he pursued education and met his first wife, Betty Lee. After college, Tony and Betty Lee moved to Oakland, California where they started their family and Tony launched a career in law enforcement eventually becoming a Special Agent in Charge with the FBI in the Santa Maria, California office. His marksmanship skills were legendary, and his commitment to service unwavering until his retirement. After the passing of Betty Lee, Tony found a new life partner in Anastasia. They created a warm and welcoming home together, entertaining friends and family often. Their children and grandchildren will hold many fond memories of gatherings together. Tony was a man of rare qualities. His love for his family, his dedication to fitness, and his playful nature endeared him to all who knew him. His legacy of hard work, integrity, and love will live on in the hearts of those he touched.Tony is survived by his loving and ever-present wife Anastasia, his sons Brad Paulsey (Elaine), Dwight Paulsey (Kari), stepdaughters Kirsten Watson and Sarah Nichols (Keith), and Grandchildren Anthony James, Emily, Reisa, Miller, Porter, Delaney, and Lia.Our family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers who aided in Tony's care this past year. A small gathering will be held at his home at a later date.

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Vic Ramos Yambao

Mar 23, 1939 - Feb 19, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Visitation will be Wednesday February 28, 2024 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Moreno Mortuary ChapelTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Vic Ramos Yambao, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Tina Louise Helton

Jul 16, 1966 - Feb 18, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Tina Louise Helton, 57, of Santa Maria, California fell asleep in death on February 18, 2024. Tina was born in Santa Maria, California on July 16, 1966. She attended Miller Elementary, El Camino Jr. High, and Santa Maria High School.Tina was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She worked in the hospitality field most of her life. She had a strong work ethic which was important to her. Tina called Taft, California her home. She loved that small town feeling; making friends that would last a lifetime. Tina had a huge heart; she had a way of making people feel accepted and part of the family. Tina was funny and could find the humor in any situation to lighten the load. She always had a good story to tell. She enjoyed cooking and sharing meals with friends and family.Tina is survived by her five daughters, Katrina Mahia, Monique Rea, Jasmine Rea, Brittany Johansen, and Miranda Rea, along with her siblings, Donna Pugh, Deborah Maroney, Robert (Snooks) Helton, Rebecca Helton, her six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Neoma Helton, sisters, Linda Helton, Ramona Kay Rogers, and brothers, Edward Helton, Jimmy Wayne Helton, and Ron Hukil.We long to see the fulfillment of God’s promise in Revelation 21:4 which says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Until then, Tina will be deeply missed by all those that knew her and love her. A memorial celebration of her life will be announced at a later time.

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Fredricka Sue (Drake) Boetjer

May 24, 1959 - Feb 08, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Fredricka Sue (Drake) BoetjerIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Fredricka Sue (Drake) Boetjer, 64, of Santa Maria, California. On February 8, 2024, Freddie left this world surrounded by her family, leaving behind a legacy of love. A cherished wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Freddie's warmth touched all who knew her.She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 46 years, Gregg; her loving children Freddie Jo (Tim) Larson; Dusty (Julie) Boetjer; and Nick Boetjer; her grandchildren Nathalie Larson, Bailey Boetjer, Owen Boetjer, Drake Larson, Georgia Sue Boetjer and Ryatt Boetjer. Her memory will also be treasured by her sisters, Tracy Coates and Tammy (Rod) Rhine, and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ethel (Catie) Drake, and her sister, Kim Drake.Freddie was born on May 24, 1959, in Santa Maria, California, and she attended school in Nipomo and at Van Buren Elementary before graduating with the class of 1977 from Van Buren High School in Brazil, Indiana. In 1983, she returned with her husband and children to Santa Maria, California, where she lived for over 40 years. Family was her greatest passion, and she never missed her kids' activities and events, always capturing memories with her video camera. A devoted grandmother of six grandchildren, Freddie loved spending time playing games together, making her delicious pancakes on Sundays, and cheering the kids on as their #1 fan. She had a deep love for animals, treating all of her dogs as members of the family. Her love for family extended to her role as the family historian, tracing roots and preserving memories.Freddie had many talents and interests. She was a big fan of oldies music, especially Dean Martin, and she loved seeing concerts with her sisters and friends. A fantastic cook, she was known for her homemade rolls, cinnamon rolls, chicken noodles, cookies, and beautifully decorated cakes. With her green thumb, she cultivated a stunning collection of succulents. Additionally, she was skilled at sewing and lovingly crafted beautiful pieces for her family. Professionally, Freddie managed retail stores in Santa Maria and Pismo Beach, where she was adored by her coworkers and others in the community.A celebration of Freddie's life will be held at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary Chapel in Santa Maria, California, on Saturday, March 16, at one o'clock in the afternoon. Guests are invited to honor Freddie by wearing purple, her favorite color. Though she's no longer with us, her memory will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who loved her.

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Ramon Clint Cloud

Dec 18, 1959 - Feb 09, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

In Loving Memory of Ramon Clint “Ray” Cloud (December 18, 1959 – February 9, 2024)With both sadness and joy, we announce the passing of Ramon Clint “Ray” Cloud, who was called home to be with the Lord on February 9th, 2024, at the age of 64. Ray's departure from this world, while deeply mourned, is also a celebration of his eternal homecoming in Heaven, as we find comfort in knowing he is in the glorious presence of our Savior Jesus Christ.Ray was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on December 18, 1959. His family moved to Santa Barbara County when he was only 2 years old. Ray became a pillar of Santa Maria, and his life was a testament to the values of love, service, and patriotism. He attended St. Louis de Montfort School during years K-8 and attended local high schools in Santa Maria.After graduating in 1978, Ray embarked on a career in sales, which paved the way for his eventual role at Environmental Management Software Systems (EMSS) where he worked as a salesman for his father-in-law, Joseph Rivera, and later as a field consultant in the Environmental Ag Industry. In 2000, following the closure of EMSS, Ray founded his own company, Cloud Consulting, where he continued to serve his community and industry with integrity until his passing.Ray’s interests and passions extended beyond his professional endeavors. A true patriot at heart, Ray was known for his enthusiastic participation in political rallies, fundraisers, and community events, often wearing patriotic attire that mirrored his love for his country. His genuine smile and heartfelt embrace left a lasting impact on everyone he met.As an avid fisherman, Ray loved ocean fishing and regularly launched out of Port San Luis on his boat. Fishing was his favorite hobby. Every season, he caught an abundance of fish that lasted all year. He also loved to cook and made delicious meals for the family and friends.Ray’s love for Ham radios was not just a hobby but a means to connect with others, share knowledge, and assist anyone interested in learning the ropes of this unique mode of communication. His generosity knew no bounds, as he dedicated countless hours to teaching and guiding aspiring Ham radio enthusiasts.Ray’s unwavering love of his family was the cornerstone of his life. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 44 years, Debi Lyn Cloud, his daughter, Bethani Canaday (Matt Canaday), and three cherished grandchildren; Kyzen, Jaden and Lilli, all of Paso Robles, California; his sister, Janet Harris and family of Santa Maria; and a close-knit family of relatives and friends who share in the loss of this beloved man, including Randy and Angie Rivera and family, Gordy and Candace Rivera, Tyrus and Shelli Ferguson and family, and Mother-in-law, Marilyn Rivera. Ray was preceded in death by his parents Ramon Sr. and Barbara Cloud.A Celebration of Life service on March 30, 2024, will be at the Bridge Central Coast Church from 12 – 2 pm with reception following. Located at 3130 Skyway Drive, Unit 501 in Santa Maria. This will be a patriotic celebration in honor of Ray. If you wear red, white, and blue it will bring him great joy. Ray loved our country so much. He could not serve in the military due to medical issues, so he passionately gave all that he could in the last 6 years when he stepped into politics with his wife Debi.In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to your favorite charity or The Rescue Mission in Santa Maria in memory of Ray. Let us celebrate Ray’s remarkable life and rejoice in the knowledge that he is at peace with our Lord, enjoying the eternal joy and splendor of Heaven. His life inspires us to live fully, love deeply, and serve selflessly, following in the footsteps of Christ, as Ray did throughout his journey on earth.

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Marcia Edwards

Aug 06, 1948 - Feb 13, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Marcia Edwards passed away February 13, 2024, at the age of 75. She fought hard battling brain cancer in the most courageous way. She will be missed by family and friends for her ever-present smile. No matter who you were, that smile always made you feel like she was glad to see you.She is survived by her high school sweetheart of 57 years of marriage to Ron Edwards. She is also survived by two sons Phillip and Paul Edwards, Daughter-in-laws Kim and Nicole Edwards, grandchildren, Avery, Ryan and Ivy Edwards. Also, two Brothers, Dan and Conrad Stypa, brother-in laws Dan Edwards, Brian Edwards, John Edwards, Sister-in-law Jeanette Stypa and other family that live out of the area.She was active in the community. President of the PTA at her son’s elementary school, President of South side little league, and President of the women’s division of the Santa Maria Country Club. Was the Financial Officer of the family’s construction and development business. All this while being a loving mother and wife.She loved the game of golf, playing cards and riding with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle. She was very competitive in everything she did. No matter what, it was always fun and a pleasure to participate in any activity with her. Marcia never brought any negativity to whatever she was involved in, only positive involvement. She will be missed by all who spent time with her.A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary Chapel.

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Michael F Gaughen

Jun 14, 1933 - Feb 07, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Michael F Gaughen, 90, of Santa Maria California, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Columbus Nebraska on June 14th, 1933 to Michael and Mary Gaughen. He grew up in the small town of Schuyler which he loved and returned to whenever he could.Mike entered the Navy when he finished high school and fought the Korean War aboard the USS Boxer and the USS Yorktown. After his service to the country was over, he went on to join the Martin Company working as an electrical engineer.While working at the Martin Company and later Martin Marietta/Lockheed Martin, Mike worked on many exciting projects including Skylab, Viking, Peacekeeper and Titan IV, among others. He loved his job and has said over the years that it never felt like work. We should all be so lucky.Michael met his bride, Pat, early in his career and after a whirlwind romance married on September 27th 1958 in Denver, Colorado. Over the years, they welcomed 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren into their lives.When Mike wasn’t working, he spent every moment he could at the Santa Maria Country Club where he met great friends with whom he later traveled the world after retirement. His travels took him from the Glaciers of Alaska to the white sand beaches of Australia, to the warm waters of the Mediterranean.Mike loved his family and would show them off every opportunity he got. His children and grandchildren still traveled back to see Mike & Pat every Christmas, and many would meet up with him on his yearly pilgrimage back to visit his hometown of Schuyler.One of the best trips he took was with his family, to see John Elway inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. He was a season ticket holder since 1965 when he helped raise money to keep the Broncos in Denver. A lifetime Denver Bronco fan, he was blessed to see them win back-to-back Super Bowls! And again, in 2015. We won’t talk about recent developments.While he will be missed, he made the most of his 90 years on earth and was loved by those who knew him.Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Mary Gaughen, his brother Bernard Gaughen, his daughter Lori Wanner, son in law Rick Wanner, and his beloved wife of 58 years, Pat Gaughen. He is survived by his son Michael (Jennifer) and daughters Nancy (George) Bell, Karen, and Judy Gaughen (Jeff Bryan) 9 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 24th at 4PM at the Santa Maria Country Club.

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Mary Salinas

Sep 20, 1924 - Feb 05, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Mary Salinas, 99 of Santa Maria, CA, a beloved wife, mother, Nana, great grandmother, sister, and aunt passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Mary was born September 20, 1924, in Guadalupe CA to Miguel and Anastacia Medina.Mary met the love of her life Trinidad; they married in April of 1952 and together they raised 5 children.Mary loved going to church, crossword puzzles, the Los Angeles Dodgers, her novelas, playing solitaire and crocheting. Especially making blankets for her children and grandchildren. Always making sure we knew the blankets were “made with love by Nana.”Mary is survived by her husband of 72 Years Trinidad, her children Vivian (Manuel) Garcia, MaryAnne (Reynaldo) Ayala, Robert (Tina) Salinas, & Edward (Eleanor) Salinas. Sister Amelia Medina, 13 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.Mary is proceeded in death by her parents Miguel and Anastacia Medina, her son Richard Salinas, Sisters Paula Perez and Antonia Garcia, and Brother Cruz Elias.Visitation will be held Monday February 12, 2024, at 4:30pm at the chapel of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary followed by a Rosary at 6:00pm.A funeral mass will be held Tuesday February 13, 2024, at 10:00am at St Louis De Montfort followed by burial at the new Santa Maria Cemetery.Our Nana will forever be in our hearts and her memory will forever live on through her family.

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Santiago Salutan

Jul 15, 1947 - Feb 01, 2024

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Santa Maria, CA

Santiago “Jimmy” Salutan, age 76 of Santa Maria, CA, passed away on Thursday February 1, 2024 at his home under the care of Hospice after a long illness surrounded by his family.He was born in Santa Maria, CA on July 15, 1947, son to Santiago M. Salutan and Mary Olvera Salutan. He was raised on Point Sal Ranch in Guadalupe, CA. He attended Guadalupe Joint Union Elementary School from kindergarten to 8th grade. He graduated from Righetti High School in 1965. After High School, he enlisted into the United States Army 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions (The Screaming Eagle) training in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1967 serving one tour. His brother Eddie Salutan was stationed in Germany, in order to prevent Eddie from being deployed to Vietnam, Jimmy enlisted in a 2nd tour. He sent a photo of the bunker where he was living and on the reverse side was a note to his mother “Dear Mom, this is my home it is really modern. Hey! This mansion is equipped with air condition every time the helicopter lands here. Having fun on my vacation in Vietnam. Love, Jim”. Jimmy was proud serving his country and received an honorable discharge.He was a proud member of the Mid-Coast Veterans Alliance in Santa Maria, CA. He and his comrades had occasions to speak at different high schools sharing their stories and experiences. He spoke so proudly about how he served his country.He was a member of the Foursquare Church in Santa Maria, CA.He received his apprenticeship in welding in 1974 and was employed with Isamu (Sam) Minami’s growing company working as a welder for 25 years and at Guadalupe Cooling Company.He married his first wife Esther Segundo Fowler and had 2 children Pete and Lorraine, but always remained friends. With his 2nd wife Barbara Navarro Adams, he had 2 children Stevie and Mary Rose. After being a single parent for several decades, he married the love of his life, Rhona Tejada Salutan and blessed with 12 years of companionship travelling to the Philippine Islands and attending many gatherings. He enjoyed listening to her sing and would often say “she has a beautiful voice”.Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents Santiago M. Salutan, Sr. and Mary Olvera Salutan, brothers Guadalupe, Romualdo (Paul) O. Salutan, Sr., and Edward (Eddie) O. Salutan and sister- in-law Donna Yates Salutan. He is survived by his wife Rhona and his siblings Rosalie (Bill) Marquez, Susie (Baker Figueroa) Escorzon, and Victor Salutan. His children Pete (Ivonne) Salutan and Lorraine (Jay) Salutan, Santiago (Stevie) Salutan Jr and Mary Rose (Chad) Domingues and his stepson Bonnieklien Bracken. 12 Grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.A funeral service will be held at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary on Friday February 16, 2024, 9-9:30am Family Viewing; 9:30-11am Public Viewing; Service at 11am.Burial to follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery in the new section at 12:30pm.Join us for a Celebration of Life at the VFW. 200 E Battles Rd in Santa Maria at 2pm.WHEN I MUST LEAVE YOU“When I must leave you for a little while.Please do not grieve and shed wild tears.And hug your sorrow to you through the years, But start out bravely with a gallant smile.And for my sake and in God’s name,Live on and do all things the same.Feed not your loneliness on empty days, But fill each waking hour in useful ways.Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near.And never, never be afraid to dieFor I am waiting for you in the sky.”

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