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Engle, Harold Gene, 89, of Huntington Beach, California, passed away on August 24th, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Tina Renee Kuykendall; son, Alan Richard Engle; his six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Engle. Gene was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as a Pharmacist Mate throughout the Pacific during World War II. Gene loved dancing with his partner Lorraine Halverson and was also an avid bowler. Funeral services will be held at the O'Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills at 10am on Friday.


St. Jacques, Nancy,  74, On August 24, 2014, after a long bout with cancer, Nancy St. Jacques passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange CA. Nancy was born on April 7, 1940 in Cleveland Ohio where she was raised with her two brothers by Henry and Naomi Lanning until the early 1960's when she moved to "wonderful" Southern California. She began her professional career with Douglas Aircraft Company, and after a short but exciting off-shore experience in Singapore and Borneo (with a side trip adventure to Africa), she returned to McDonnell Douglas/The Boeing Company to continue a 40 year career. During that time, she worked primarily in Human Resources at both the Huntington Beach and Long Beach facilities. She was an accomplished systems analyst, integrator and administrator. Her dedication and commitment was admired by her coworkers who also enjoyed the off-beat sense of humor that she brought to the workplace. Throughout her life, she was very interested in home décor, collecting antiques, clock restoration, playing bridge, and being a great hostess. Her penchant for making detailed, comprehensive checklists for every task or event will be remembered fondly by all. She had a way of putting an exceptional final touch on everything in which she was involved. The Floral Park Home Tour became a lifelong, enjoyable experience that she actively supported, including providing her own home for the tour as well as volunteering regularly on the planning and implementation committee. Her love of animals, dogs and cats alike, provided her joy as she adopted many of them into her loving home. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Allan in 2009 and survived by her brothers, Henry and Jimmy Lanning and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's name are requested to be directed to Lovebugs Rescue (P.O.Box 953, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625) or St. Joseph Hospital Cancer Research and Treatment Center. Nancy's family and friends thank the staff of St. Joseph Hospital for the loving care provided to both Nancy and Allan over the years.


Stelle, Lawrence Macneil (Larry) 1942 - 2014 Larry was born in Palo Alto to Macneil and Alice Condee Stelle. He graduated from Canoga Park High School in 1960, then he flew to Hawaii to surf the big waves on the North shore. He owned and operated Haleiwa Water Sports, a surf and scuba diving shop. After three years he returned to Hidden Hills. He met and married Carole and graduated from CSUN with an Engineering degree in 1970. They moved to Hawaii for three years, after which Larry worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. The family moved to Huntington Harbour where Larry owned a series of boats and frequently participated in sailing, including the annual Newport to Ensenada race. He retired from SCE, however continued working as an independent engineering consultant. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Carole; two daughters, Robin and Lei Lani (husband Shane); and three grandchildren, Brian, Faye, and Zoe. He is also survived by his parents; four siblings, (Doug, Debbie, Betsy, Jeanie); and numerous relatives. We will miss Larry and his adventurous spirit. A Celebration of Larry's life will be held on August 31st from 1 - 4pm at the Sea Gate Club House, 16011 Bonaire Circle, Huntington Beach. Friends and family are welcome.