Haugen, Karen Kay, 74, of Huntington Beach, died January 29, 2016
Vukovich, Ellen Toby, 69, died at home surrounded by her family on January 30, 2016. She was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2013 and fought like a warrior for over two years. Ellen Toby Klein was born October 17, 1946, in Los Angeles and lived in California her whole life. She attended Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys, graduating in 1964. She remained in the Los Angeles area, eventually meeting and marrying the love of her life, Scott Vukovich, in 1978. After briefly living in the South Bay, they relocated to Orange County. She worked for many years at Harris Electronics and Wet Seal Corp. She was overjoyed when Michael was born in 1979 and Lindsay in 1983. She loved living in Huntington Beach and enjoyed her large circle of friends. Ellen Vukovich is survived by her husband Scott; brother and nephew Steve and Alex Klein; children Mike and Alison Vukovich, Lindsay and Eric Carucci; and most importantly grandkids Jack (4), Kate (2), Juliana Carucci (2). A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016 at noon at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. A reception will be held immediately afterwards at 12211 Woodlawn Ave., Santa Ana 92705.
Warren, Naida Alliene, 87, formerly of Huntington Beach, died December 27, 2015 at the Oceanside home of her son Todd Warren, where she had resided. She had been hospitalized prior to coming home under hospice care. Mrs. Warren was preceded in death in 2014 by her husband of 68 years, Donald Horace Warren. Born Naida Alliene McLure on April 26, 1928, in Los Angeles, CA, she was the oldest of two daughters of Marion Francis McLure and Delores Etoile (Wood) McLure. Naida and her late husband Don were high school sweethearts in Montebello, CA, where the two were married on April 28, 1946. She graduated from Montebello High School in June, 1946, as Mrs. Donald Warren. She shared with her husband a lifelong career in the restaurant business, beginning with the former Tops Drive-In in Montebello, which the couple eventually owned. In 1964, in Monrovia, they opened the first of what would be the original group of franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Southern California. Naida and Don were partners in business and life, working side by side during their 68 years of marriage and enjoying many of the same activities, including league bowling, golf, and travel. She is survived by two sons, Todd (Elizabeth) of Oceanside, and Tony (Julie) of Greenville, SC; two daughters, Tracie Warren of Monroe, WA, and Tina (Richard) Warren-Diaz of Tehachapi; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Warren of Cambria, wife of her late husband's brother William, who also survives; a brother-in-law, Harry Warren of Arizona; and a cousin, John (Marie) McFadyen of Vancouver, BC. Naida was well known for her tamale pie recipe, infectious giggle, irreverent wit, and keen mind for mathematics (she was a bookkeeper). She loved games - especially Yahtzee, Aggravation and cards. She was also a voracious reader, with a special appreciation for the well-crafted mystery, and always had a book by her side, often reading two at once. An exceptionally loving mother, grandmother and friend, Naida always found time for her extended family, never forgot a birthday or special occasion, and found special joy in her dogs, who were at her bedside in her final days. Mrs. Warren was cremated, and her ashes will be scattered privately by her children. A brief memorial for family and friends will be held at the Huntington Beach Pier at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 6, with lunch to follow at a nearby restaurant. Contact her children for details.
Weiss, Jacqueline D. (1923 - 2015) passed on November 9, 2015 in Huntington Beach. Loved and survived by sisters, daughter, son, grandchildren and great grandchildren.