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LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION

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(805) 642-0239

Spring 2017

I’ve been homeless for 15 years. No one has been nice to me until now! Community Outreach Program Serves Homeless Population Joe broke down and cried when Livingston nurse David Cates, RN gave him a sandwich, a sleeping bag, and a goodie bag filled with water, band aids, face wipes, fruit bars and applesauce. David works with the CATCH (COPD Access to Community Health) Program, a grant-funded initiative, implemented through the Ventura County Health Care Agency (VCHCA). Seventy percent of the patients David sees are homeless.

make it difficult to breathe. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and severe asthma.

When your home is not in a typical home Livingston has three nurses on the CATCH Team. Every Tuesday the CATCH Team meets to do a preliminary assessment and care plan for the list of patients under the guidance of Program Director Sandra Tovar, MPPA and Pulmonologist Dr. Chris Landon. Community Partnership The nurses are equipped with Serves COPD Patients pertinent patient education materials There is no cost to patients who and pulmonary function assessment receive services and Livingston is the tools as they go out to meet the only healthcare agency partnering with patients. For the homeless, the VCHCA. The program is designed to meeting could be at the One Stop improve health outcomes for Medicare Center (which provides medical and and MediCal patients diagnosed LIVINGSTON MEMORIAL housing options, with COPD (Chronic Obstructive V I S I T I N G N U R S E behavioral A S S O C I A T I Oassistance, N employment assistance, etc.) a parking Pulmonary Disease). COPD is a group continued on page 4 of lung diseases that block airflow and

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WHAT IS COPD? • COPD refers to chronic lung disorders that result in blocked airflow in the lungs. It worsens over time, making it hard to breathe. • It is preventable and treatable! • In Ventura County 28,000 people have COPD. • Identifying and treating COPD in its early stages can drastically change/slow the progression of the disease. A simple test called a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) can be performed to determine if someone has COPD. • COPD is the third largest cause of death in the nation. • Smoking is the number one cause of COPD.

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Anniversary Celebration pg. 3

Ask Livingston pg. 6

Volunteer Spotlight pg. 12

1947 to 2017 — 70th Anniversary


BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Our Message to You

Laura K. McAvoy CHAIRMAN

Thomas P. Pecht

VICE CHAIR & TREASURER

William J. Kearney SECRETARY

Charles M. Hair, MD CHAIRMAN EMERITUS

What’s in your core?

Joan R. Araujo, RN, MHSA Jurgen Gramckow Cynthia Johnson, RN, MSN, MHA Banks Staples Pecht Martin A. Pops, MD Ric Ruffinelli Adam Y. Thunell, FACHE Jane Donlon Waters, RN, MSN

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uality home healthcare is embedded in Livingston’s core. Nearly every action or initiative we take starts with the question, “How will that improve the quality of our patient care?” Sometimes the quality of our patient care is reflected in referrals from Livingston patients to family members and friends or from our partners within the healthcare industry. Other times quality of care is measured by our low rehospitalization rate and pain management scores. Sometimes we receive recognition from third parties who have their own criteria of what “quality” means. Most recently Livingston was recognized as the only Ventura County home healthcare agency to receive a Four Star rating in both quality outcomes and patient satisfaction by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is especially gratifying as the input for the star ratings comes directly from our patients. Patient satisfaction surveys are sent to individuals based on eligibility criteria set by CMS and then randomly selected by a Medicare approved vendor who manages the survey process. The results represent how patients respond to questions related to the care they received from our clinicians and other staff. Eighty three percent would DEFINITELY recommend us to family and friends. That is nine percent higher than the California state average. Also, within the last year we have been recognized as the Customer Satisfaction Leader of the Year by the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce for consistently delivering quality customer service. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors’ Healthy at Healthcare Committee selected Livingston to receive its Health Champion Award for providing home healthcare and hospice to Ventura County residents. These third party acknowledgements of our patient care are wonderful statements about Livingston’s hard work on a daily and patient-by-patient basis. You have counted on us to take care of you and your loved ones for seventy years. We believe it is Livingston’s commitment to quality home healthcare that has earned your trust and loyalty. Thank you for the privilege of caring for you and those you love. Laura K. McAvoy, Board Chairman Lanyard K. Dial, MD, President/CEO and Medical Director 2

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Community Advisors

Michael R. Lurie, Sherry Scott, Gail Beltramo

Professional Advisory Board

Joan R. Araujo, RN, MHSA Normand Bessette, MD Jeannine Carter, MS, CCC-SLP Miguel Cervantes, MD Barbara Gage, OTR Charles M. Hair, MD Rev. Curtis Hotchkiss Karen Jensen, RN, MN, PhD Fran Larsen, MD

Lois Manning, MSN, MS, PHN Rev. John Martin Kathleen Oates, LCSW Ben Pecht, MD Kathy Pierce, LVN Martin A. Pops, MD Rebecca Z. Sokol, MD, MPH John Walters, MD

Lanyard K. Dial, MD PRESIDENT/CEO AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR

James Helmer, MD Becky Wade, MD

Leslie Pawson, MD Mish Pearl, MD

HOSPICE PHYSICIANS

Mission Statement Livingston Memorial VNA Health Corporation, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Livingston CareGivers recognize the growing need to provide services in the home environment for the sick, handicapped, elderly, terminally ill, and homebound. As community-supported non-profit organizations, they strive to provide professional and supportive home health and hospice care services of the highest quality in the most cost effective manner to the people of Ventura County to ensure a positive patient outcome. Livingston explores and develops health-related programs based upon community need and acceptance, economic viability and availability of resources to provide services. Livingston is sensitive to the financial circumstances of its patients and provides needed services, including those at reduced or no charge to indigent patients, based upon the available resources of the organization. The Livingston Memorial VNA Health Corporation is the parent organization of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Livingston CareGivers. Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association is licensed by the State of California, certified by Medicare and Medi-Cal, and is accredited by The Joint Commission. Joint Commission accreditation is regarded as the most comprehensive review of patient safety and quality efforts in the industry. Livingston CareGivers is a non-medical provider of in-home assistance and is CAHSAH certified and not associated with The Joint Commission.


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A N N I V E R S A RY C E L E B R AT I O N Enduring Excellence in Home Healthcare 1947 — 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017 — 4pm Sponsor Reception 5-7:30pm Cocktails, Dinner and Program — Old Rancho Matillija, Ojai Sponsorships and tickets available online at lmvna.org or by calling (805) 642-0239

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n recognition of the founding of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association in 1947 and in gratitude to Tom Pecht for his enduring devotion to the organization, a gala celebration is being planned. Please join us for an evening of family, friends and fun. You can count on delicious dishes, umbrella drinks, a beautiful lakeside setting, all while celebrating Livingston’s 70 years of service and honoring Tom. Don’t forget your classic Hawaiian dresses and shirts. Of course paniolos (cowboys) are encouraged and welcome. Livingston founding nurse Olivia Hathaway made her first house call on July 21, 1947. By 1955, the agency’s three nurses were visiting nearly 300 patients a year – and a third were indigent residents who could not pay. Seventy years later, Livingston remains Ventura County’s only non-profit provider of comprehensive home healthcare, medical hospice and in-home support. Today Livingston’s home healthcare professionals see nearly 5,000 patients per year and continue to provide care to the majority of the county’s uninsured and underinsured. Board Member Tom Pecht is many things: family man, farmer, business owner, cowboy, traveler, scuba diver, USC Alum, community leader, philanthropist and friend. He brings life and world experience to Livingston, where his steadfast leadership helps Livingston make Ventura County a kinder and more caring place to live.

HONORARY COMMITTEE Leslie Leavens, Co-Chair A. E. “Bud” Sloan, DVM, Co-Chair Richard & Bonnie Atmore Steve & Shelly Barnard Patricia & Patrick Baxter John & Nancy Borchard Ellen M. Brokaw Allen & Marilyn Camp Harry & Barbara Crosby Jack Dickenson Marcia L. Donlon Chris R. Dryden Marcia & Dick Fausset Cheryl and Dr. Michael Giacopuzzi

Ken & Sandy High Maureen & Charles King Carol & John Lamb Linda & Bert Lamb David & Amy Lamb Mark & Terri Lisagor Brianne McGrath Mr. & Mrs. John J. Menne Drs. Fritz & Margaret Menninger Kim Oviatt Mary Anne & Allan Pinkerton Gary Stiles Dorcas Thille Marc & Cindy Wolfsohn

EVENT COMMITTEE Linda Dullam, Chair Leslie Anderson Loren Anderson Erin Reardon Antrim Gail Beltramo Cheryl Broome Eva Gomez William J. Kearney Lisi Broome Lanford Laura K. McAvoy Banks Staples Pecht Roxie Ray Ric Ruffinelli Jane Rush Sherry Scott Kathy Swor


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Joe swapped the peaches for an apple. With a little bit of education, Joe’s blood sugars have stabilized.

lot or along a river bed. The nurses complete a lung function test and, if appropriate, offer smoking cessation counseling. They also review medication and teach about proper use. They provide diet counseling and refer patients to services according to their needs. As David says, “Education is the biggest thing we do.”

Improving Lives, Reducing Costs “CATCH is also reforming the way in which we pay for the treatment of COPD, reducing costs by an estimated 22% overall. During the first year of the project, CATCH has been able to reduce Emergency Room visits by 18% and the number of critical vaccinations for COPD patients has increased by 25%. CATCH is improving the quality of life for COPD patients while reducing the costs of treatment,” says Dr. Renee Higgins, CATCH Principal Investigator. The goal of the CATCH program is not just to reduce emergency visits and hospitalizations, but to improve the quality of life for patients through smoking cessation classes and support, improved medication regimen, nutrition counseling and emotional support. For David Cates, helping

Community Outreach Program Serves Homeless

Digging deeper for better health While it’s important to meet the immediate need presented by COPD, the nurses face extra challenges diagnosing/treating/educating their homeless patients other health concerns. In addition to COPD, Joe has diabetes. David showed him how to read the label on a can of peaches to warn about the high sugar content.

David Cates, RN

improve quality of life is his greatest joy. For more information about Livingston’s work with the CATCH program, please call Teri Helton at (805) 642-0239. We’d love to hear your story! Call Lynda Frank at (805) 642-0239 or email lfrank@lmvna.org.

Looking For Speakers on Healthcare Topics? Let Us Speak to Your Group

Lanyard K. Dial, MD President/CEO/Medical Director

Professionals and volunteers from Livingston are available as a community service to speak to your organization, club, civic group or house of worship on a variety of healthcare topics such as elder care, hospice services, and bereavement. View the list of classes at lmvna.org/calendar.

Gloria Forgea, RN, MBA Director of Community & Professional Relations

To request speaking opportunities, contact Gloria Forgea at (805) 642-0239 or gforgea@lmvna.org Linda Hampson, RN, MSN

Teri Helton, RN, PHN, MSN, FCN

Diabetes Educator

Program Manager Faith Community Nurse Liaison

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CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

LIVINGSTON

CALENDAR

Share, listen and explore thoughts and feelings about caring for your loved one. 1st and 3rd Mondays — 10:00 to 11:30 am Ojai Valley Community Hospital Continuous Care Unit, Fireside Room 1306 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai For information call: 633-9056

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

DIABETES CLASSES

Learn basic information about type 2 diabetes — including prediabetes with an emphasis on meal planning, exercise, blood sugar monitoring, medications and new developments in diabetes. 1st Tuesday of the Month — 1:00 to 2:30 pm Livingston Community Conference Room 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 109, Ventura

1st Wednesday of the Month - 2:30 to 4:00 pm Camarillo Community Center, Room 3 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo

1st Wednesday of the Month — 10:30 am to Noon Simi Valley Senior Center 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley

4th Wednesday of the Month - 1:30 to 3:00 pm Goebel Senior Center, Foothill Room 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

Explore, learn and feel supported in a safe environment. Our programs are designed for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Drop-ins welcome. Mondays — 3:00 to 4:30 pm First Presbyterian Church 850 Ivywood Dr., Oxnard (except Monday Holidays — meet the following Tuesday)

2nd and 4th Tuesdays — 10:30 am to Noon Help of Ojai - West Campus 370 Baldwin Rd., Ojai

Wednesdays — 6:30 to 8:00 pm Livingston Community Conference Room 1996 Eastman Ave., Ventura, Suite 109 2nd Thursday of the Month — 6:00 to 7:30pm Livingston Community Conference Room 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 109, Ventura Please call to RSVP: 642-0239

JOINT REPLACEMENT CLASSES

Prepare for knee or hip replacement surgery with information about home safety, exercise and rehabilitation. 2nd Monday of the Month - 4:00 to 5:00 pm Spanish Speaking Class 5:30 to 6:30 pm Livingston Community Conference Room 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 109, Ventura Please call to RSVP: 642-0239 x739

2nd Wednesday of the Month – 1:00 to 2:00 pm Sunrise Senior Living of Wood Ranch Activity Room 190 Tierra Rejada Rd., Simi Valley Please call to RSVP: 797-7699

2nd Wednesday of the Month – 10:00 to 11:00 am St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, 3rd floor, Classroom #2 2309 Antonio Ave., Camarillo Please call to RSVP: 797-7699

1st Thursday of the Month - 1:00 to 2:00 pm Livingston Community Conference Room 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 109, Ventura Please call to RSVP: 642-0239 x739

For a current and complete listing of classes, visit the CALENDAR section at www.lmvna.org. These FREE community classes are available to anyone learning to care for or cope with the loss of a loved one, managing their diabetes or living with new mobility after a hip or joint replacement. Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association • lmvna.org

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n Pain

I have been told I have heart disease. Can you explain what it is and how I can reduce my risk of having a heart attack? Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States. For some people, the first sign of CAD is a heart attack. You and your health care team may be able to help you reduce your risk for CAD. Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms The five major symptoms of a heart attack are: n Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back. n Feeling weak, light-headed, or faint. n Chest pain or discomfort.

or discomfort in arms or shoulder. n Shortness of breath. Other symptoms of a heart attack could include unusual or unexplained tiredness and nausea or vomiting. Women are more likely to have these other symptoms. When To Call 9-1-1 If you notice the symptoms of a heart attack in yourself or someone else, call 9-1-1 immediately. The sooner you get to an emergency room, the sooner you can receive treatment to prevent total blockage and heart muscle damage or reduce the amount of damage. At the hospital, health care professionals can run tests to determine whether a heart attack is occurring and decide the best treatment. Remember, the chances of surviving a heart attack are greater the sooner emergency treatment begins.

Reducing Your Risk for CAD If you have CAD, your health care team may suggest the following steps to help lower your risk for heart attack or worsening heart disease: n Lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthier (lower sodium, lower fat) diet, increasing physical activity, and quitting smoking. n Medications to treat the risk factors for CAD, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, and low blood flow. n Surgical procedures to help restore blood flow to the heart. Please send us your “Ask Livingston” questions. Call Gloria Forgea, RN, MBA, at (805) 642-0239 or email gforgea@lmvna.org. Gloria Forgea, RN, MBA

Personal Care is Peace of Mind

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ivingston CareGivers has provided vital, non-medical, personal assistance in the home to residents of Ventura County for over 15 years. Our clients encompass not only the frail, disabled and elderly, but anyone and any age that needs personal help at home.  When daily needs are managed and addressed, people can remain in their home, which is often a preferred option to long term placement. Many studies show that home is where the elderly prefer to be and do best. Livingston CareGivers provides numerous services, but the most important benefit we provide you with is the peace of mind in knowing that a trusted agency, part of the Livingston Family, is here for you and your loved ones.

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Memorials & Tributes NOVEMBER 2016 THROUGH JANUARY 2017

At its heart, Livingston is about helping people. It is with deep gratitude that we recognize gifts made in tribute to friends and family members. These thoughtful gifts will truly help someone when they need it most. IN RECOGNITION OF A LIVINGSTON CAREGIVER Christine Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Anthonie Voogd Kenny Aragon Carmen Espinosa Janet Coleman Carmen Espinosa Linda Hampson, RN Grace & Hal Kato Jeremy Hannum Roy & Barbara Houser Michelle Hannum Roy & Barbara Houser Daniel Kaplan Christine & Philip Settle Jill Kehoe Mr. George Arkelian All Livingston Caregivers Ms. Irene Arakelian Yolanda Lopez Ms. Nancy S. Stehle Stephanie McCormick Patricia Clark Doerner Laurice Morada Mr. & Mrs. Anthonie Voogd Julie Nishida Ms. Lois Cummings Guadalupe Ochoa Ms. Lois Cummings Pamela Owens Mr. & Mrs. Anthonie Voogd Bonnie Parsons Mr. & Mrs. Anthonie Voogd Kurt Rice Care Management from the Heart Julie Robinson Mr. & Mrs. William C. White Amy Shafer Care Management from the Heart Hospice Staff Mrs. Margaret Adams Lori Sunshine Ms. Lois Cummings Susan van der Veen Mr. William Henry Dorothy Westbrook Ms. Elaine Hernvall Dorothy Westbrook Roy & Barbara Houser Diane White The Medler Family Sharon Wilson, RN Ms. Norma Van Riper IN HONOR OF Susan Atkinson Alice & Joe Pope Lisa M. Brunelle Ms. Dolores G. Ramirez Janice Byrne Anonymous Jeanette Campbell Anonymous

Hanna Caraway Ms. Catherine A. Dorsey Barbara Daly Art & Joyce Hernandez Kristi Dennis Ed & Nancy Dennis Marcia L. Donlon The Donlon Family Gloria Forgea Naomi & Michael Inaba Lynda Frank Ellen Johnson & Bill Warner Ed & Pauline Gregg Pat & Donna Miller Angela Nava Gutierrez Jessica Velarde Montes Joe Hunter Ms. Eli Olson Ileene Ishikawa Janet T. Hosokawa James Michael Kelly Marilyn Kelly Edward Klein Anonymous Vicki Klein Anonymous Dorothy Loebl Anonymous Miriam McGrath Ms. Mary McGrath Duane & Maxine Miller Pat & Donna Miller Stephanie Montenegro Ellen Johnson & Bill Warner Tom Pecht “Mr. Kindness” Ms. Angie White Robert & Betty Shaw Ms. Tracy Buckingham David Willis Alice V. Barnwell Sylvia Sue Wilson Mr. Ron Hillman IN MEMORY OF Tom Acree Ms. Ross Adair Acree Lillian Briggs Adams Nancy & Charles Nordstrom Josephine Agro Thomas & Barbara Paige Nancy Albright Mr. Jeffrey D. Albright Rusty Aldrich Ms. Margaret M. Aldrich John Paul Alejo Victoria Ascencio Lauren Alexander (Alex) Ms. Kathryn A. Schultz Bert Alton, Jr. Mr. Bert Alton Ladislado Alvarez Charles & Emma Covarrubias Pam Andrews Aloha Locksmith Diane Arnold Anonymous

Dr. John P. Arnold Mr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Sanchez Vernon G. Arnold Virginia & Joe Bill Brown Jacquelyn Kahler Christine & Philip Settle Laura Swick Tom Atkinson Susan Atkinson Richard Allen Atmore Mr. Richard L. Fausset, Jr. Caroline Blondie Bailey Mr. & Mrs. David Cathalinat Nida Baiz Mr. & Mrs. Stacy Gougas Albert Bakalian Norma Bakalian Ernie Baker Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Mary Ballor Mr. Dan Ballor Delphine Balthazar-Davis Lance & Diana Davis Florentina Baluyot Jennifer Baluyot Nancy P. Banfill Mr. Robert A. Banfill Patti Banfill Mr. Robert A. Banfill Ray & Marie Barnes Ms. Lynne Barnes Sue R. Barnes Ms. Lori N. Maxfield Dale Bartle Bryan & Jodi Burdette Mirko Basich Anonymous Fred Baum Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kielty Rev. John L. Baylor Denise Baylor George Beckers Tom & Gloria Forgea Debbie Bell Alice V. Barnwell Frankie Bellman Ms. Marlayn M. Riley Bob Benedetto Ms. Maryellen Benedetto Hoot Bennett Donna Bennett David Benson Drs. Mary & Lanyard Dial Jerome Berenson Carolyn Berenson Mark & Deborah Nordman Linda Berk Geer Agency Lois Bertka Mr. & Mrs. James Massey Jennie Beserra Ms. Lucia Nan Galgano Hortense Bilding Ms. Sheila A. Lukehart

Adele A. Bishop Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Alvarado Austin & Lily Bissonnette Anonymous Theodore Bitti Ms. Susan Carson Lois P. McCampbell Wini Bobonic Mr. Marc Bobonic William Bogner Mr. Jim Bouck and the Poker Boys Carol Bogue Mrs. Marta Cummings James & Claire Borden Peter, Jennifer & PJ Frank Mary Borden Peter, Jennifer & PJ Frank Norma Landwehr Bowles Nancy P. Worthington Carol Brabb Ms. Iris Schulman Jean Kier Brant Mr. Ronald Brant Eleanore Braun Jay & Leslie Braun Herbert Braun Jay & Leslie Braun Senior Bravo Geer Agency Tracy Viles Bride Marilyn S. Viles Mr. & Mrs. Victor Brims Diane & Larry Palkovic Beth Brock Ms. Paula Anderson Sherrill Broudy Mrs. Charlene Broudy Muriel Brown Anne & David Brown Roy Brown Anne & David Brown Robert Brown Anne Vitale Odell Buchanan Jo Dee Buchanan Edna Bunn Mrs. Edna Mariee Mitchell Treva Burger Roy & Shelli Karnes Harold Burns Mary Jane Burns Bill Burr Alan & Jan Rains Pat Busch Mrs. Catherine Busch DeeDee Busch Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Linda Elaine Bushong Mr. James Bushong Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Bernice Butler Randy & Hermie Butler

Bob Butler Randy & Hermie Butler Juanita Cabral Ms. Ruth T. Cabral Eva Caine Mr. & Mrs. John F. Caine Celia Calzada Mr. Richard G. Calzada Anna Campbell Anonymous Lyn Carmichael Ms. Carol A. Bartholme Michaele Carnahan Ms. Maria Tauber Donna Carney Mr. Emory J. Carney Michael Owen Carson Bernie & Darlene Conway Nicholas Carson Shirley Carson Dr. Thomas Carson Shirley Carson Bert & Mary Carter Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Carter Clyde & Hazel Carter Mrs. Phyllis J. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Cary Ron & Elaine Paul Edward & Doris Carty Claire Friel Carty Roderick J. Carty Claire Friel Carty Lucy Casas Ms. Carol Casas Jack Chakmanian Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Paylag Chakmanian Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Vartanoush Chakmanian Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Gary Channer Cdr. & Mrs. John F. Waschbusch, USN-Ret. Juan & Martina Chapa Mr. John C. Eggler Paul Charton Ms. Marlene Charton Arusyag Chooljian Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Kosrof Chooljian Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Richard Clayton Roy & Shelli Karnes Walter M. Cochran Mr. & Mrs. Eric Metzgar Gladys Daily Coffman Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Mary Avriette Cohen Hon. Mary Ann Cohen

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Patty Cohen Bert Dickey Mrs. Marta Cummings Marlene M. Dickey John & Marilynn Connelly Vincent DiDomizio Mr. Ronald F. Connelly & Family Mrs. Barbara DiDomizio Chris Cooluris Nancy Diehl Laura K. McAvoy & Robert & Candace Diehl Sol Chooljian Kathy Dodds David Cordial Mr. & Mrs. Thomas K. Dodds Andrew Dominguez Mr. Richard G. Calzada Ralph & Louise Cormany Ms. Sondra Wood Jim & Kim Beckett Sam Donato Gerald Cornelius Anonymous David J. Donlon Mrs. Joanne Cornelius Ann Costello-Humphries Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Mr. John Costello Mr. & Mrs. Paul Donlon Alice T. Cox Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Kathleen C. Hobson Robert Michael Donlon Robert D. Crain Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Anderson Donald E. Dossey Gary Cran Geer Agency Ms. Debbie Bruton Don & Ruth Downey Janet Crandal The Downey Family Boyd S. Dron Ms. Kay Burdeck Betty Jane Crew Karin K. Dron Georgiana Lamb Wayne Dugan Elizabeth Crow Robert & Glenda Dugan Allan C. Dunk Ms. Abigail Rich Philip Crow Dorothy E. Dunk Robert Knox Dunlop Ms. Abigail Rich Mabel B. Culotta Carole J. Dunlop B.B. Dunwoody Mr. Harry Culotta John Cambelle Cummings Clara Dunwoody Harry R. Durst Mrs. Marta Cummings Bert Dahl Laura K. McAvoy & Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Myrtle Jolly Durst Sol Chooljian Mildred O’Neal Dahl Laura K. McAvoy & Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Victoria Eckert Sol Chooljian Alice A. Dahling Mr. John Eckert Arnold ‘Jim’ Edwards Dorothy Schupbach Robert Dailey Ms. Lina Lee Edwards Clarence & Maria Eggler Anne Vitale Mr. & Mrs. Charles Daily Mr. John C. Eggler Inga Emerick Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Mary P. Daley Carl & Sue Shoenberger Frank & Lupe Escalante Ms. Melissa Staley Eugene Wm. Daniel Anonymous Luis P. & Luz Maria Espinosa Mrs. Margaret T. Daniel William H. Daniel Carmen Espinosa Betty Estes Mrs. Margaret T. Daniel Hal Daniels Dr. Richard Ramirez Ms. Ina Daniels Paul Carter Ewing Saul Dankberg Lorna & Jack Arnot Syd & Margaret Fairbanks Mrs. Phyllis Dankberg John De La Rosa Susan G. Pollard Mr. & Mrs. David De La Rosa Many departed family Christi De Martini and friends Bruce & Catherine Reeve Richard & Patsy Utter Patty Deadorff Paula & Morris Fasen Mr. James H. Gill Ms. Patricia Fasen Dorothy A. Delaney Susan Fenton Mr. Bob Delaney Tamra Schnitman Judy Dengel Jean Munro Fermoyle Thomas & Barb Polek Mr. Kurt Rice Julia Deutch Kenneth Munro Fermoyle Ms. Marjorie Bedno Mr. Kurt Rice Susanne & Gary Gottfried Edward Fitz-Patrick Minnetta Dial Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Hammond Josie Flores Drs. Mary & Lanyard Dial P. K. Dial Anonymous Drs. Mary & Lanyard Dial Terrance Flynn & Family Lyle & Kathleen Dibble Geer Agency Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Carter

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Patricia Vaile Folino Joyce Goodyear Bob & Margaret Murphy Anonymous Mr. Fred Phipps & Anna Gottfried Mrs. Cathy Trainer Susanne & Gary Gottfried Mr. Patrick Wire Iamini Gougas Fred Ford Mr. & Mrs. Stacy Gougas Phyllis I. Ford & James E. Mills Jon Greenwald Norma & Virginia Forgea Drs. Mary & Lanyard Dial Sally Moffatt Grether Tom & Gloria Forgea Inez Forsythe Mr. & Mrs. John M. Grether Ms. Janet Luyet Laura K. McAvoy & Otto & Anna Frank Sol Chooljian Robert Grether Peter, Jennifer & PJ Frank Marge Frazeur Laura K. McAvoy & Donald Frazeur & Karen Jensen Sol Chooljian Loyal D. Frazier Mary R. Griffin Ms. Joyce Frazier Mr. Tom Griffin Mary Ramirez-Frazier David C. Grotte Mr. Lynn L. Frazier Roy & Shelli Karnes Edward & Clare Friel, Sr. Toni Grotte Claire Friel Carty Roy & Shelli Karnes Helen & Carl Frunczak Timothy Grush Geer Agency Mrs. Maria Roth Sachiko Fujimura Ramon Guizar III Mr. Wallace Y. Fujimura Mrs. Jeanie Guizar Bernard J. Furlong Judith G. Hair Abby Galler Mr. William H. Hair Fred Gage Virgil Hall Barbara Gage Mr. Keith T. Hall Freeda Galgano Dorothy Halling Ms. Lucia Nan Galgano Ms. Jane Advani Carol H. Hambleton, RN Ms. Roni Galgano Abel J. Gallardo Mr. & Mrs. Jeff L. Fischer Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Alvarado Joe & Leah Hunter Raymond P. Gannon Laura K. McAvoy & Eileen & Jim Kennedy Sol Chooljian Reyes Garcia Karen & Tom Pecht Richard S. Hambleton, Jr. Ms. Alexandria Garcia Kathryn Ann Garner Laura K. McAvoy & Mr. Jack Garner Sol Chooljian Violet Gearhart Karen & Tom Pecht Yolanda E. Hannifin Teri Jenkins & Ken Gearhart Kelly Ann Getz Ms. Kathy Thompson George & Marilyn Hansen Ms. Connie Kaiser Martha I. Gill Joseph & Becky Hansen John F. Harasta Mr. James H. Gill Mark Gilster Lori Harasta W. T. Bill Hardison Mrs. Barrie Gilster Madeleine Dufau Glover Mary Ann Hardison Claudia Harrison Mr. James H. Gill Malcolm Glover Anonymous Mr. James H. Gill Evelyn Hartman Larry Godard Ms. Vicki L. Green Cherie Blaker Mr. & Mrs. Luther Hawkins Bob Godeck Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Swift Mr. Earl Hawkins Edward & Vicki Klein Edmond Gil Godinez Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Swift Ms. Rachel Gordon Byron & Madeline Hazard John Godinez Pamela Hazard Nina Hecox Ms. Rachel Gordon Trini Godinez Jon & Judy Hecox Ms. Rachel Gordon Stuart Hecox John Goetz Jon & Judy Hecox Ms. Katherine Colborn Janice Heddon Helen Gonzalez Ms. Barbara Brauns Barbara Purves Alice Burrow Corrine Good Ms. Scotti Evans Carolyn Berenson Jim & Linda Hampson Corrine & Dewey Good Ms. Deborah Henderson Mr. & Mrs. William E. McKinley Ms. Stephanie Webb Dr. & Mrs. Good Dorothy Heffner Dr. & Mrs. Philip R. Snow Mr. & Mrs. Anthonie Voogd Bob Goodwin Judah Helton Marilyn Goodwin Teri & Tim Helton

Robert L. Henderson Alice M. Henderson Shirley Henricks Ms. Lisa H. Contreras Jan Henry Mr. William Henry Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Michael & Carolyn Meyer Evelyn Hensley Marilyn S. Viles James ‘Jim’ Herbison Ms. Audrey J. Herbison Loren ‘Herb’ Herbison Ms. Audrey J. Herbison Ronald L. Hertel Nancy Conant Carolyn W. Hertel Doug & Caryn Woodburn David Mitchel Hill Neal & Celia Ortenberg Harriet Alene Hill Neal & Celia Ortenberg Murrell Avriette Hilton Hon. Mary Ann Cohen Marilyn Hindle Margaret & John Given Jeff Hirshfeld Mrs. Roslyn Hirshfeld Emily Hisey Friendship Connection Nita & Nick Perkins Mary Ann R. Zalokar Scott Hobson Kathleen C. Hobson Sheila Hoffman Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Walter Hoffman Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Katherine Holden Ms. Jane Holden Patrick Holden Ms. Jane Holden Manuel Holguin Mrs. Cacilia Holguin James A. Holthouse Ms. Marilyn L. Holthouse John & Nadine Horvath Carl & June Tanaka Danny & Jane Yanagihara Frank M. Hosaki Mrs. Margaret Hosaki Jim R. Hosaki Mrs. Margaret Hosaki Jean Hosokawa Janet T. Hosokawa Dr. Cloyce Huff Mr. James H. Gill Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Charles Humphrey, Jr. Ms. Barbara Humphrey Fredrick E. Hunot Mr. Art Hunot Louise L. Hunot Mr. Art Hunot Ken & Katy Hunt Anonymous Patricia Improta Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Donald G. Ingalls Lori Harasta


Norma Irvine Ms. Candace L. Halloran Yvonne Jacobs Mr. Charles D. Jacobs Eli Jaramillo Mr. & Mrs. William Kilduff Jean, George, and Tim Mr. Brian Cook Bill Jeavons Mrs. Lois Jeavons Roy Jensen Donald Frazeur & Karen Jensen Nancy Atkisson Johnson Ms. Lila M. Atkisson Dr. Ron Johnson Robert & Candace Diehl Frank Johnson Mr. & Mrs. John M. Guertler Reid S. Johnson Mrs. Leann Johnson Blanche & Marshall Johnson Ellen Johnson & Bill Warner Norma Beckett Johnson Mr. Robert B. Johnson Carole Burger Johnson Tina Johnson Richard Jones Caroline Jones & Family Charles D. Jones Mrs. Patricia A. Jones Scott Kaminsky Mrs. Barbara Quaid Shirley Kampf Hon. Mary Ann Cohen Eleanor Kane Mr. & Mrs. John F. Caine Dorothy Karkalits Mr. Kurt Rice Jack Karnes Roy & Shelli Karnes Ann Karr Mark & Joanna Karr Tim Karr Mark & Joanna Karr Mabel Claire Kelley Carol & Josh Brock Gertrude Kendzora Mary Jane Burns Helen Lorraine Kennedy Ms. Linda McFarland Inez Kielty Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kielty Eddie Kilduff Mr. & Mrs. William Kilduff John Kingsley Mrs. Julie Kingsley Alice Kirkman Alan & Jan Rains J. E. Kirkman Alan & Jan Rains Agnes Klein Anonymous Edward & Vicki Klein Stephanie L. Pruitt Klippel Jeanne M. Pruitt Sheri Klittich Mr. Kenny Klittich Gerald Knapp Bart & Kim Lewis Paul Knappenberger Janie Knappenberger Terrie Ann Knight Geer Agency Tom Koch Doris & Frank Allard

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Livingston Helen & Leonard Kochevar Michael Lurie & Nancy Kochevar Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Mieko Livingston Peter Koller Mrs. Pauline Sanchez Danna & Julio Contreras Cynthia Lloyd-Butler Daniel Mark Kral Lorna & Jack Arnot Mrs. Daniel M. Kral Carolyn Berenson Richard R. Kralian John & Nancy Borchard Ada Kralian Mr. James H. Gill Clinton La Grange Mrs. Dottie Loebl John & Nancy Borchard Laura K. McAvoy & Norma Lagomarsino Sol Chooljian Ron & Elaine Paul Nancy P. Worthington Bob LaMacchia Dewey Logue Mrs. Janet LaMacchia Mrs. Betty Logue Robert B. Lamb Aurora Magana Lopez Mr. John F. Fay Mrs. Lupe Lopez Lujan Robert B. Lamb Guy Lucey John & Carol Lamb Mark & Joanna Karr Susana B. Lamb Adda Lukehart John & Carol Lamb Ms. Sheila A. Lukehart Brett Andrew Larsen Dwight Lukehart Fran & Kathrine Larsen Ms. Sheila A. Lukehart Gloria Larson Mary Lutz Mr. Roger Larson Ms. Kay Burdeck Joy Laubacher Tom MacCalla Anonymous Alan & Jan Rains Tom & Gloria Forgea Ruth O. Mackie Clarence Laube Anonymous Ms. Sandy C. Wepplo Dorianne Lyn Madden Helen Laube Ms. Loretta Porter Ms. Sandy C. Wepplo Kathy Malan Mr. & Mrs. John W. Laycock Bobbie & Dave Williams Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Harry Malcolm Nordberg Gloria Leary Karen & Layman Hendrex Kathy Leary-Wilde Harold Malmgren Paul Leavens, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kielty Mr. & Mrs. David Cullenberg Deacon Dante Manalo Mrs. Carol E. Lamb Eleanor Manalo Link & Sally Leavens Ron Manley Diane Leeds Ron & Juile Zermeno Ms. Mari Carpenter Tony Marsh Madge Lehmann Ms. Velia M. Marsh Jay & Leslie Braun Joseph Conrad Martin Matt Lehmann Chrissy Martin Jay & Leslie Braun William R. Martinez Esther Leibovitch Graham & Anita Jeffrey Mr. & Mrs. Eric Leibovitch Ms. Mary Lou Martinez Elizabeth Lenton Jesus J. Martinez Alice V. Barnwell Ms. Tina Martinez Loretta Leonard Uncle Bob Masek Mrs. Patricia Lewis Teresa Pavan Arthur C.A. Levalley Arlou Mashburn Arion Melidonis Mr. & Mrs. Keith Loomis Chuck Levasseur Harold Mashburn Jeanne Levasseur Mr. & Mrs. Keith Loomis Helen & Samuel Leventhal Fern Massey Mr. & Mrs. Ron S. Leventhal Mr. & Mrs. James Massey Robert V. Lilley Harry L. Mathews, Sr. Mrs. Janet LaMacchia Lance & Diana Davis Lena Linane Ms. Joan Egeris Jon & Judy Hecox Richard Maulhardt Robert Linane Karen & Tom Pecht Jon & Judy Hecox Mr. Gary Stiles JoAnn Lischka Blinn Maxwell Colleen & Tom Nevins Karen & Tom Pecht Blanche Littler Inez Maxwell Anne & David Brown Karen & Tom Pecht Howard Littler Ric Mayta Anne & David Brown Minnie Mayta Dr. & Mrs. W. R. Livingston Amy Durst McAvoy Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Laura K. McAvoy & Mabel S. Livingston Sol Chooljian Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon Harry & Carolyn Maynard Mr. & Mrs. Robert Livingston Nancy & Douglas McAvoy Mrs. Marcia L. Donlon

Colleen Eva McAvoy Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Nancy & Douglas McAvoy Douglas R. McAvoy, Sr. Harry & Carolyn Maynard Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Lena Tarver McAvoy Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Pamela Joyce McAvoy Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Nancy & Douglas McAvoy Nancy & Douglas McAvoy Bob McCampbell Lois P. McCampbell Dick McCarthy Mrs. Sheila McCarthy-Gourley Mary McCarthy Mrs. Sheila McCarthy-Gourley Thomas & Florence McClure Mr. William McNamara Wayne McCord Jane McCord Elizabeth ‘Betty’ McGrath Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian John Francis McGrath Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Joe McGrath Ms. Mary McGrath Tom McGrath Karen & Tom Pecht Ray O. McMullin Carol Ann McMullin Raymond D. McMullin Ms. Marilyn Wheeler Ruth McNab Doris & Frank Allard Barry & Wilma McNamara Mr. William McNamara Janice Medart Kelli Medart Hugh Medley Dr. & Mrs. Don Medley Nurine Medley Dr. & Mrs. Don Medley William Medley Dr. & Mrs. Don Medley Wilmer Medley Dr. & Mrs. Don Medley Lanny Mendeas Barbara Mendeas Virginia Mendiola Randy & Hermie Butler David Menne Mrs. Patricia Menne Janet Michels Suzanne Reed Nona J. Miler Jeanne M. Pruitt Eleanor L. Millard Mr. & Mrs. Ernest M. Vega Charlotte Miller Ms. Lori Caron Binks Missy Geer Agency Jim Mitchell Mrs. Edna Mariee Mitchell Voss Mitchell Steve & Jan Mitchell

Harry T. Miyamoto Mrs. Margaret Hosaki Michi Miyamoto Mrs. Margaret Hosaki Howard H. B. Moberly Ken & Carolee Feltch Charles ‘Chuck’ Moore Mrs. Natalia C. Moore A.J. Morano Mr. Sam J. Morano Lavon C. Morrison Ms. Marlayn M. Riley William Moxley Carol Moxley Armen Muger Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Claudia Mulcahy Virginia M. Grainger Herbert Myers Jeannine Myers Terry Nahan Hon. Mary Ann Cohen Jean Nakama Alex & Susan Golbuff Barbara Nalley Mrs. Phyllis J. Miller Geraldine C.G. Nelson Ms. Gerri L. Gallardo Louise Nemerson Ms. Maryellen Benedetto Sam Neustadt Jay David & Debra Neustadt Levine Barbara Nevins Colleen & Tom Nevins Sue Ellen Nevins Colleen & Tom Nevins Jim Newcomb Patricia Swift Perry Newton Mrs. Daniel M. Kral Perry M. Newton Mrs. Barbara Newton Eulalia Nieto Irma N. Sain Phyllis Nishida Mr. Jim S. Nishida Ben E. Nordman Carolyn Berenson Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Mark & Deborah Nordman Joan H. Nordman Carolyn Berenson Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Mark & Deborah Nordman Isabel Oakholt Mr. Norman Blacher Ruth L. Ogle Tom & Suzi Weber Elizabeth Olson Mrs. Joyce Fish Virginia Orr Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Maloon Joseph Ortenberg Neal & Celia Ortenberg Felice Ortiz Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Leonard Ortiz Maria B. Ortiz

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Meliton Ortiz Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Frank McCoy Ortiz IV Mrs. Barbara Quaid Frank Ortiz, Jr. Frank & Eugenia Ortiz Dr. Richard Osborne Marilyn S. Viles Marsha Mae Ostenberg Neal & Celia Ortenberg Pam Oster Sue Pollack & Larry Markworth Jim Ostrander Mrs. Dolores Ostrander Esther Osuna Mr. Alfred Osuna John F. Papararo Anonymous Carolyn Parrish Mrs. Charles E. Swift Francis X. Parrone Anonymous Dorothy A. Patarak Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Alvarado Mike J. Patarak Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Alvarado Roy Patterson Barbara Patterson and Family Mr. & Mrs. Joe Paul, Jr. Ron & Elaine Paul Garret Payne Linda & Charles Simon Ann Pecht Karen & Tom Pecht Paul Pecht Karen & Tom Pecht Sue Pellish Mrs. Edna Mariee Mitchell Marjorie L. Perry Mr. Harry C. Perry George Perry Ms. Kathryn A. Schultz Bernice Persky Marlene & Jack Votion Jon Peterson Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Liz Peterson Christine West Doris Phipps Mr. Fred Phipps & Mrs. Cathy Trainer Claire F. Picard Mr. Paul R. Picard Irving Piliavin Ms. Jane A. Piliavin Sandra Plaga Cheserae Scala Burdett Pond Sharon Kay Church Kathryn Pond Sharon Kay Church Mariena Pond Sharon Kay Church Graciela Pons Anonymous Charles Pool Jessica Velarde Montes Olga & Jakob Popov Tania & Mark Sussman Earl Potter Sherry Scott Edith Potter Sherry Scott

Lillian Preston Mrs. Janet LaMacchia Marcella Pribek Sal & Darlene Gonzalez Larry D. Pruitt Jeanne M. Pruitt Mary Puopolo Anonymous George Quaid Mrs. Barbara Quaid Alta Quayle Bobbie & Dave Williams Bob Quayle Bobbie & Dave Williams Jane F. Quigg Robert & Anne Kehoe Linda Sue Quintanna Norman W. Goldfarb Lynn Rains Alan & Jan Rains Peggy Rains Alan & Jan Rains James Ramirez Ms. Anne M. Leland Emily Ramirez Ms. Dolores G. Ramirez Gus Ramirez Dr. Richard Ramirez Jim Ramirez Mary Rodrick Manuel G. Ramirez Ms. Dolores G. Ramirez Ruth Ramirez Dr. Richard Ramirez Leland Skip Ramsey Ms. Karen Fuller Kelly Randall Ms. Rena Randall Sandy Reading Mr. & Mrs. Eric Leibovitch Bill C. Reed Dorothy J. Reed Bonnie Reeder Karen & Tom Pecht Catherine Reeve Bruce & Catherine Reeve Michael A. Reeve Bruce & Catherine Reeve Allen & Mary Ellen Reid Mr. Lary Reid Amy Marie Reinert Earl & Erika Hill Stephen Devron Resnik Mrs. Joyce Resnik Betty Jean Rice Mr. Kurt Rice Kerry Dean Rice Mr. Kurt Rice Wesley Franklin Rice Mr. Kurt Rice Beatrice F. Richter Anne & Bruce McDowell Ralph Richter Anne & Bruce McDowell Curtis Riddle Ms. Debbie Bruton Dr. Stephen V. Rigberg Bill & Loretta Burton Mr. James H. Gill Mrs. Laurie Ann Rigberg Harold Ripley Mrs. Marilyn Ripley Jill Ristau & Shauna Ristau Corrine Draper

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Bill Robles Mrs. Vi Robles Ethel Roden Mrs. Jeanne Rabinowitz Edna Roebuck Mabel T. Gorden Clinton Rogers Ric & Penny Ruffinelli Don Rolfe Mandy Furlong Fannie S. Rosenthal Carolyn Berenson Jackie Ross Ms. Zamara Thibodeaux Mason Ross IV, PhD Anonymous Manny Roth Mrs. Maria Roth Mollie Ruchman Arthur & Veronica Rahm and Barbara Kimball Antone Ruffinelli Ric & Penny Ruffinelli Ms. Vivien Ruffinelli Mercedes Ruffinelli Ric & Penny Ruffinelli George H. Saito Mrs. Patricia Saito Sunnie Samaniego Love, her family Phillip J. Sanchez Mr. Richard G. Calzada Alejandro Santos, Jr. Alejandro & Magdalena Santos David Scheets Mr. & Mrs. Neale McNutt Barbara Ann Schmeling Cindy Ogle John Richard Schmeling Cindy Ogle Link Schmeling Cindy Ogle Leo Schultz Teri Jenkins & Ken Gearhart Madeleine Schultz Teri Jenkins & Ken Gearhart Dean Schultz Ms. Kathryn A. Schultz Leo Schultz Anonymous Michael Scott Linda & Charles Simon Rick Scott Sherry Scott Annette Seelos Mr. Kevin Seelos Lorenna Seelos Mr. Kevin Seelos Marya Regina Seelos Mr. Kevin Seelos Robert William Seelos Mr. Kevin Seelos Donald Seidman, MD Anonymous Chuck Wah Seto Mr. Paul Wah Alice Sherman Mr. Jack Sherman G. David Sherrill, MD Mrs. Regina F. Sherrill CDR A. F. Shimmel, USN Mrs. Cora E. Shimmel Kenneth Shropshire Ms. LorettaPorter

Lottie R. Shulman Mr. Robert B. Shulman Charles Edward Silvas Mr. James H. Gill Linda Silver Jim & Donna Smith Rhoda Mace Simon Mr. W. Scott Simon Donald G. Smith Anonymous Edward M. Soczek Shannon Becker Ann & Charles Bouchard Ms. Carolyn Brown Kevin Fitzgerald Ms. Janet Loranger Dan & Deb Stover City of Woodland Park Ofelia I. Solomon Mr. Avelino Solomon Landys Spaak Sue Pollack & Larry Markworth Jean Spencer Mr. John Spencer Brandolin J. Standardi Mr. Frank W. Standardi Frank & Lizabeth Standing Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kielty Pat Starling Mrs. Barbara Quaid Matt Steele Lori Harasta Mrs. Charles E. Swift Laura Stewart Mrs. Marta Cummings Gil & Shirley Stickelmaier Mark & Luanna Van Holten- Stickelmaier Donna Maulhardt Stiles Mrs. Ruth B. Maulhardt Karen & Tom Pecht Mr. Gary Stiles Hank Stoutz Mrs. Daniel M. Kral Mr. & Mrs. Jim Strait Ron & Elaine Paul Ruth Strange Mr. Keith Strange Dolores Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Roger W. Quirk Jeanette Stuber Mrs. Jo Anne Stuber-Skipper Gertie Stuyfzand Doris & Frank Allard Anita Sullivan Tom & Mary Watts Bob Sullivan Tom & Mary Watts John W. Supancik Gloria Supancik Jeanne Maulhardt Sweeney Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Dr. & Mrs. Floyd Swift Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Swift Evelyn Swindle Ms. Grace A. Lovell Patricia Tagliaferri Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian Mitsuko Takaya Ms. Lois Cummings Mary Nicoll Maxwell Tash Laura K. McAvoy & Sol Chooljian

Jeffrey Tauber Ms. Maria Tauber Lucy Tauber Ms. Maria Tauber Richard Tauber Ms. Maria Tauber Uncle Bill Taylor Roxana Alberti Chappell Charles C. Teague Kathleen C. Hobson Harriet M. Teague Kathleen C. Hobson Eriks Teteris Anna Teteris Floyd Thionnet Jim & Linda Hampson Donald Thompson Margie Thompson Terry Thompson Allyn Wilde Barbara Tipton Jim Tipton Lowell Tobias Mrs. Katherine Tobias Michael Tonello Mr. Aldo A. Tonello Norma Tonello Mr. Aldo A. Tonello Lois Topping Mr. & Mrs. Keith Topping Donald R. Totten Mrs. JoAnn Totten & Family Bob Trainer Mr. Fred Phipps & Mrs. Cathy Trainer Mark Trainer Mr. Fred Phipps & Mrs. Cathy Trainer Alfred A. Tryon Ms. Virginia G. Tryon Dorothy Turpel Mr. Mark Turpel Reynaldo Unzueta-Garcia City of Oxnard Senior Services Commission Pete Urban Jim & Linda Hampson Jeanne Van Holten Mark & Luanna Van Holten- Stickelmaier Albert Vecchio Mrs. Daniel M. Kral Geneva Velarde-Martinez Jessica Velarde Montes Vicky Vesey Jim & Linda Hampson James Vigil Mr. Dennis Wood Virginia Vigil Mr. Dennis Wood Robert G. Viles Marilyn S. Viles Larry Vincent Mrs. Daniel M. Kral Lawrence Vitale Anne Vitale Vincent Vitale Anne Vitale Dawn Vodka Mr. Joseph Vodka Sandy Waddell Madeleine Waddell Maureen Wah Mr. Paul Wah


Charlotte Walkowiak Doris & Frank Allard Joseph ‘Joe’ Wall Mrs. Natalia C. Moore Peggy Wallace Mr. Tom Whalen Tom Ward Mrs. Thomas Ward Deane Wareham Judy Wareham Josh & Molly Warner Ellen Johnson & Bill Warner Ralph Webb Jim & Linda Hampson Ms. Stephanie Webb Jane Ann Wedin Mr. Robert Wedin Ilse Weile Marilyn S. Viles Shirley Weissman Robert & Susan Weissman Jo West Ms. Bonnie Bright John ‘Jack’ Wheeler Ms. Marilyn Wheeler Lucille Whitebook Ms. Adrianne N. Clark Seymour Whitebook Ms. Adrianne N. Clark David Whitson Ms. Joyce M. Ornelaz Winfred Wilcoxson Judith Wilcoxson

Jim Wiley Ann Wiley Robert Willard, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Willard II Naomi Sue Williamson Phyllis Dilley Ms. Ida M. Magill William F. Wills, Jr. Dave & Denise Maltby Ms. Dorcas H. Thille Mrs. William Wills Jon C. Winkenbach Ms. Joyce Frazier Michelle ‘Micki’ Winter Mrs. Marta Cummings Casimir & Doyce Wojnar Anonymous Susan Wolfe-Devol Steven Roger Devol Duane Wood Mr. Dennis Wood Frances Wood Mr. Dennis Wood Gary Wood Mr. Dennis Wood Barton C. Wood Nancy E. Wood C. Dean Wood Ms. Sondra Wood Frank Woodson Tom & Peggy Ellis George Takao Yamamoto Mrs. Susan Yamamoto

Mutsuo Yamasaki Kiwa Yamasaki Genevieve Yankus Peter, Jennifer & PJ Frank Marguerite Yeomans Robert & Paula Anderson Eliana Ymerasi Arionela Ymerasi Michael Zermeno Ron & Juile Zermeno Has someone special touched your life? Consider making a tax-deductible donation, in memory or in honor of that special person. Visit www.lmvna. org or call (805) 642-0239 to make your donation. Together we can make Ventura County a kinder and more compassionate place to live. Honoring and recognizing our donors is very important to us. We apologize for any omissions and/or errors. Please call Lynda Frank at (805) 642-0239 x641 to update us with any changes, corrections or preferences. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Bereavement Support Grief and loss are experienced by all of us. And although our experiences are unique the similarities allow us to be supportive to one another. Livingston is proud of the bereavement services that we extend to the families of patients as well as to the community at large. Please call (805) 642-0239 or visit lmvna.org/bereavement to learn more.

A Gift for Later

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Silver Lining Comes with Silver Hair

o you complain about the aches and pains of aging? Most of us do. Well there is at least one benefit to getting older; Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) rates get better and better the older you are. A CGA is a contract between you and Livingston that exchanges a gift for secure, fixed payments for life to either you or you and your spouse/partner. You get an immediate charitable income tax deduction and whatever amount remains at your passing benefits Livingston. Also, a portion of the annual payment is tax free, which results in you receiving a higher effective rate of return when compared to a fully taxable investment. Your gift may be funded with cash or stock. If you fund the gift with appreciated stock some of the capital gains tax is eliminated immediately. The remainder of the capital gain is prorated over your entire life expectancy. Once you take out a gift annuity, the amount you receive annually remains the same for life, regardless of what happens to the economy or stock market. You must be 65 years or older and $25,000 is the minimum investment amount. Rates of return generally range from 4.5 to 8.5 percent, which compares very favorably to

short-term money market, CD and savings account rates. Your actual rate will be determined by your age, gender, and whether it is a one or two life annuity. For your peace of mind, Livingston partners with the California Community Foundation, which has been serving Southern Marc Wilde California nonprofits for over 100 years and holds $1.5 billion in assets. Your annuity will be safe and in very capable hands. Please contact Marc Wilde, CFRE at (805) 642-0239 x603 or mwilde@lmvna.org to get your CGA rate of return and receive a free illustration of how a Charitable Gift Annuity can benefit you and Livingston, a real win-win for those of us who are getting a little older. Please note: Livingston is not qualified to provide specific legal, tax or investment advice. This column is intended to provide general gift planning information and education. Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association • lmvna.org 11


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Building Bridges

Sherry Doyle

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t began 12 years ago when her friend, Eleanor Land, who ran the volunteer program in Ojai, offered volunteer training to Sherry Doyle. Always looking for a way to enrich her life, Sherry signed up for the class. She was soon “hooked.” Now, over a decade later, Sherry says the best thing about being a Hospice volunteer is the connection with people. She says it’s unique and special to be invited into someone’s life at such an intimate time. She loves that she sometimes becomes the bridge between the dying patient and their family, helping to connect them in such trying times. Sherry feels that being that bridge is an important role of a volunteer. Ojai Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Leary-Wilde says of Sherry, “She really steps in and shows up in any way she can to serve her patients and their

families. It’s obvious to me that Sherry brings a sense of security and safety to her patients in her confident and sensitive manner of caring and serving. Sherry is an Ojai treasure!” In her spare time, Sherry teaches art to kids at a variety of schools in the area. She also meets weekly with an art group. She is very close to her three grown sons and enjoys hiking and golf. When asked about volunteering with Livingston, Sherry states “I feel a sense of honor being part of this organization. The work we do collectively is so important and powerful. I am always aware that I want to honor that and be sure we get it right.” We are lucky to have such devoted volunteers as Sherry. If you are interested in volunteering for Livingston, please contact Maddy Hazard at (805) 642-0239 x775 or mhazard@lmvna.org.


Visitors Newsletter Spring 2017