Findlay, Susan, 81, of Huntington Beach, died March 21, 2015
Findlay, Thomas, 81, of Huntington Beach, died March 19, 2015
Greenspon, Elizabeth Ann (née Connery), 91, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. Mrs. Greenspon was born on August 8, 1923 in Henrietta, Oklahoma to her parents, Joseph and Martha Ella Connery. She graduated from Mercy High School in Chicago, Illinois. She married Leonard Greenspon in 1952. The Greenspons settled in the suburbs of South Chicago where Leonard worked in the family wholesale plumbing business and Elizabeth was a homemaker. Mrs. Greenspon is survived by Leonard and their three children, Joseph, Michael and Judith; three grandchildren, Katherine, John (Jack) and Grace. She is preceded in death by her brother, Joseph. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. at St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 20444 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach, CA. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 8:15 am with burial taking place immediately afterward at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, CA. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary in Costa Mesa.
Prechtl, Daniel Vincent, 56, 9/2/58 - 3/16/15 Dan was born in Long Beach, CA, and raised in Long Beach, CA and Scottsbluff, NB. He passed on 3/16/2015 of a heart attack. Dan was the owner of Beneficial Exterminating for 25 years. He was well respected and a leader in the pest control industry. His business was his passion. He was an avid golfer and long time member of Seacliff Country Club. Dan enjoyed cheering the Angels, Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Rockies on. Dan was a kind and generous man. Everyone he met was an instant friend. Dan was an amazing and loving father to son Ryan Prechtl and daughter Sara Prechtl, and a wonderful husband to Sue. He was best friend to his cousin Jeff Rieb. His wife Sue Prechtl, son Ryan Prechtl, and daughter Sara Prechtl survive him. Also survived by his cousin, Jeff Rieb; sisters, Rhonda Diamond and Shana Prechtl; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Dan's life we take place on 3/28/2015, 11:00 am at Seacliff Country Club, 6501 Palm Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Rice, Dolores Jeanette, 76, of Huntington Beach, died March 20, 2015.
Shultz, Ute, 82, of Huntington Beach, CA, passed away peacefully at home on December 29, 2014. Born in Berlin, Germany on March 30, 1932, she was the youngest of four children born to Martha and Walter Jordan. Ute lived in Lichterfelde, a neighborhood in Berlin, during and post WWII, receiving a degree from the Home Economics College of Berlin in 1955. That same year, Ute immigrated to the United States, joining twin brothers, Henry and Justus Jordan, in Houston, Texas. She became a naturalized citizen in 1959. In furtherance of her education, Ute attended the University of Houston where she worked in the school library. There she developed a love for books that led to her career as a professional librarian. Ute graduated Cum Laude in 1963 with a B.A. in German and was an honorary member of Phi Kappa Phi. In 1963, Ute joined the staff of the Texas Medical Center Library as their Periodicals and Reference Librarian until 1971. She moved to Seattle, Washington with her husband, David Simons, to attend and work at the University of Washington from 1972 through 1974, when she received her Master's Degree in Librarianship. Additionally, Ute was instrumental in the publication of a ground-breaking medical book on pain which she edited for Simons. The book attained acclaim for its unique perspective. In 1975, Ute obtained the position of Library Director for HOAG Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, CA., where she served for the next 21 years. Although her marriage to Simons ended, Ute remained a resident of Huntington Beach. Ute was dedicated to progressive leadership in her field and was certified by the Medical Library Association in 1980. In 1986, while Library Director at HOAG, Ute met and married Cramer Schultz, Professor of Astronomy & Physics at University of Berkley. Ute always described Cramer as the love of her life, and they enjoyed many adventures together. Before and after retirement in 1996, Ute and Cramer traveled the world together, scuba diving in Tahiti, riding elephants in Borneo, and camels in Egypt. Both were certified scuba divers who loved traveling, touring, and photographing the people, animals and landscapes of exotic destinations. Ute inherited her artistic talents from her mother, taking up painting and singing with the Pacific Chorale in California and Europe during the 2000s. Ute was a longtime member of the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. She will be remembered as a loyal friend, devoted wife, and beloved member of the Jordan, Simons, and Schultz families. She is survived by nieces, Beate Eberstein and Olivia Jordan; nephews, Ralf Eberstein, Andre Jordan and Travis Jordan; sister-in-law, Charlene Hanson Jordan; and a host of great nephews and nieces who will miss her loving cards, gifts, and many little kindnesses. She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Martha Jordan; eldest sister, Kremild Eberstein; brothers, Justus Jordan and Henry Jordan; husbands, David Simons and Cramer Schultz. The family of Ute Schultz wishes to thank her many caregivers, especially Eva Hofflund. Services for Ute Schultz will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 2845 Mesa Verde Dr. East, Costa Mesa, California 92626. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church are appreciated.
Tauber-Poling, Dorothy, 95, May 03, 1919 - March 06, 2015 Dorothy Tauber-Poling died peacefully March 6, 2015 in the home of her daughter, Deborah Mertell. She was surrounded with love by her children and grandchildren. Dorothy was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Oscar and Leona Burke. Preceded in death by her parents; 3 siblings; husbands, George Johnson, Conrad Tauber, Kenneth Poling; and her two beloved sons, Gary Johnson and Bruce Tauber. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Mertell and son-in-law, John of Yakima, WA; daughter, Susan Tauber Lingo of Long Beach, CA; and daughter-in-law, Evelyn Johnson of Costa Mesa, CA; 12 grandchildren, with extra mention of Shane Conrad Tauber because of their special bond; and 15 great grandchildren. She and Gary moved to California and she married Conrad Tauber in 1944 and together built a home in Huntington Beach and raised their children Bruce, Deborah, Susan and Gary. They moved to Cypress, CA in 1963 where Mom enjoyed a close circle of girlfriends who supported each other in good times and bad. We have fond memories of Opal Graham, Myrtle Slumskie and Roseann Ruben. Conrad passed away in 1985, and in 1987, Mom met and married Ken Poling, and they enjoyed 12 years traveling and exploring the country. We remember her as a wonderful wife, loving and lovable mother and grandmother. Our Mom had style, spunk and abounding love for family and all she met. Life gives us joys and heartbreaks; she always chose joy to center her life around. And she was never without her earrings and lipstick! In 2011 she developed Alzheimer's disease and moved to Yakima, WA to be near her daughter's loving care. We wish to Thank Highgate Assisted Living for their compassion and professionalism in treating Mom. Dorothy was one of Jehovah's Witnesses her entire life and was dedicated to the Christian ministry. A Celebration of her Life will be held in Huntington Beach, CA next September. Date pending.