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4A TUESDAY DECEMBER 4 2018News/Obituaries SANLUISOBISPO.COM Roberta Goodall Galbraith Roberta Goodall Galbraith, who raised four children while helping her husband to operate and expand the Galbraith Dairy Farm in San Miguel, died on November 16 with her family at home. She was 92. Roberta was born in 1926 in Canoga Park in southern California to Helen and Ralph Goodall. In the early 1930s Roberta’s family relocated to the small village of Cambria to be nearer her maternal grandfather, Lloyd Gregg, who founded the Steppladder Ranch on San Simeon Creek. As a child, Roberta spent many happy hours with her two brothers, Ralph and Frank, her cousins and her many friends, roughhousing, playing sports, going to rodeos and riding ponies. She attended Cambria Grammar School, graduated from Coast Union High School in 1944, and was a student at San Jose State University. During World War II, in the spirit of Rosie the Riveter, she worked with three close girlfriends on the production of airplanes for Lockheed, literally popping rivets into the wings of aircraft. Roberta stepped away from academia after two years to marry fellow Cambrian, and the love of her life, Murray Galbraith in 1947. They made their first home on Murray’s abalone boat, which he affectionately named “Roberta.” Within a couple of years of their marriage, they went into the dairy business with Murray’s parents, Ernest and Helen Galbraith, who relocated their Cambria operation to a farm between Paso Robles and San Miguel. In addition to corrals full of cows, Roberta and Murray soon had a yardful of youngsters with the arrival of their four children, Mary, Melinda, Bobby and Susan, coming in quick succession between 1948 and 1952. In 1965, the Galbraith Dairy relocated to its current location in San Miguel, with friends and family helping on horseback to drive the dairy herd up the road in one long, hard day. Both Roberta and Murray lived the remainder of their lives at this location at the confluence of the Salinas and Estrella Rivers. Roberta was an industrious country woman perfectly suited to farm life. She kept a rigorous annual calendar of canning and freezing extra produce from her large kitchen garden as well as those of neighbors and friends. She and her children regularly pitched in with farm chores. Even while all four of her children were under the age of five, she prepared breakfast and dinner daily for any unmarried farmhands living on the dairy. Roberta was an impeccable bookkeeper for the family and the farm business. She was prudent with finances, managing to be both generous and thrifty at the same time. When her children were older, Roberta had a career with the Farm Labor Service located in Paso Robles, where she rose to become supervisor. She enjoyed her work thoroughly, making many lifelong friends among her co-workers and widely expanding her sphere of acquaintance through the clientele she served until she retired in 1981. After Roberta’s retirement, she and Murray enjoyed years of travel that she later described as the highlight of her life. They attended many professional baseball and football events, even traveling to Europe to watch their beloved 49ers. They traveled to Australia and also hosted Australian friends in their home. They made several trips to Mexico and Hawaii and traveled through much of the continental United States. Roberta and Murray fostered bonds of friendship in their family and community through their legendary hospitality. Roberta was famous for her clockwork memory of her friends’ and family members’ birthdays and anniversaries, and even when she could no longer write, she dictated cards to go out in celebration of others’ lives. She and Murray were known for their lavish dinner parties, often inviting dozens of guests to gather together at a table heaped with farm-raised, home-prepared food and wine. They gave equal welcome to all who crossed their threshold and friends and relatives remember them for their unwavering acceptance of others, their steady equanimity, their relentless good cheer, and their remarkable generosity. Above all, Roberta was devoted to her family. Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her extended family were deeply nurtured by her steady, kind presence in their lives. She was a constant cheerleader, a loving archivist of family history, a nourishing supporter and, for all of us, a dearly treasured friend. Roberta is survived by her four children, Mary Gonzales, Melinda Stahl, Robert (Bobby) Galbraith and Susan Johnson; and her eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Murray Galbraith, and her brothers, Ralph and Frank Goodall. Burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, December 9 at Lillian Larsen K-9 School at 1601 L Street in San Miguel. Sign her guestbook at Lazaro Gutierrez Morones Lazaro Gutierrez Morones joined his wife Erminia Estrada Morones in heaven on November 26, 2018. Lazaro was 91 years old at the time of his passing at Annette’s Lodge in Paso Robles. Lazaro was born on December 17, 1926 in Safford, Arizona to Refugio and Josefa Morones. In April 1945 he was drafted into the army and stationed at Fort MacArthur where he worked in military transportation under the 36 th Transportation Corps Service. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal before being honorably discharged on November 4 th 1946. Lazaro married his beloved Erminia on July 18, 1951 and together they lived a very full and prosperous life. Right after being discharged from the army Lazaro began a trucking business before transitioning into auto body repair and painting. While working in the auto body industry he began working in farm labor contracting on the side. With the guidance of Frances Nelson, Lazaro expanded his side business, earned his contracting license and turned Farm Labor Contracting into a full time career that shaped his and Erminia’s future. In the mid 70s to 80’s Lazaro found great success as a farm labor contractor and worked for one of the largest wineries in the area, Estrella River Winery as their Foreman. Under his guidance blocks of grapes were planted that attracted professors from UC Davis, ultimately influencing their teaching methods and curriculum. Following his time at Estrella, Lazaro continued to develop his contracting business and made it a family affair by having Erminia oversee his payroll and often recruited some of his 9 children for assistance. Throughout his time as a farm labor contractor, Lazaro had several high profile clients including Baseball Commissioner Peter Uberroth while he continued to assist many local winemakers including his good friend and future son- in- law, Tobin James. In 1987 Lazaro provided Tobin James with 6 tons of grapes, which the now well-known winemaker credits as one of the moments that helped launch Tobin James Cellars. Lazaro’s expertise ranged well beyond grapes. From apples to almonds, walnuts to sugar beets, his wide range of knowledge and keen business sense afforded him the foresight to prosper in the agriculture industry all the while leaving a legacy of agricultural passion and knowledge to his co- workers, clients and family. His love and devotion for agriculture and his family will be greatly missed. Lazaro was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Erminia Estrada Morones; parents; Refugio and Josefa Morones; son, Edward Morones; daughter, Diane Morones. He is survived by his three sons: Paul (Cheryl), Gene (Vicky) and Lazaro Morones; four daughters: Monica (Tim) Martin, Carolina (August) Harden, Ermie (Tobin) Morones, and Jennifer (Shawn) Morris; as well as 23 grand- children; and 24 great- grand- children. A rosary service will be held Friday, December 7 th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Rose Church and viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home in Paso Robles. A Funeral Mass will be held in honor of Lazaro at Mission San Miguel at 9:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life following. Clyde Ganes Our beloved husband and father Clyde Wayne Ganes, of Templeton California passed away November 22 nd , 2019. Clyde was born in July of 1946 in California. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Guy and Bertha Ganes, and siblings Ruby Clem and Don Ganes. He is survived by his wife Joyce Ann; daughters, Amanda Benedix (Paul), Giselle Crout (Paul); stepdaughters Kat Travis (Simon), Holly Cole (Caleb); siblings Betty Hazel, Dean Ganes and Phyllis Heitzmann, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Clyde was an excellent contractor and built many homes and structures in and around the Central Coast before becoming the Building Official for the City of Morro Bay. Clyde earned a BS at the university of Redlands and upon his retirement in 2017 was the Certified Chief Building Official for the City of Paso Robles. Clyde was always dedicated to and active in the community. His many affiliations include; Boosters of Morro Bay High School, Ducks Unlimited, Fish and Games Fines Commissioner, member of CALBO, the Central Coast Chapter of ICC, and taught Building Codes at Questa College. Clyde was a very active and dedicated Rotarian and volunteered in many capacities. But what drove him was his love for helping others no matter the sacrifice. From earthquake victims in Sri Lanka to Boy Scouts in Paso Robles he gave of his time and resources to support any group that needed him. He was particularly dedicated to our veterans who protect our freedoms, which was very sacred to him. Clyde enjoyed fishing and hunting with his buddies, spending time with family. He enjoyed the company of many friends, and the blessing of the shared love of his wife Joyce. A celebration of life will be held on January 12 th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Frontier Pavilion at the Paso Robles Event Center. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Captain Rollo’s Kids at Sea at an organization that Clyde supported. Sign his guestbook at Mary E. Souza Mary E. (Bovee) Souza passed away in her sleep in the morning hours of November 25, 2018 at her home in Dickinson, ND after a brief illness. Mary was born in 1939 in San Luis Obispo to Fred and Lydia Bovee who had nine children that have all preceded her in death. She attended SLO schools and was the homecoming queen at San Luis High where she met her husband Ron Souza. They made their home in Atascadero where they raised their four children, Ron, Jr., Daniel, Tomm and Caryn. Mary has 8 grandchildren; Seth, Adrian, Kira, Kayla, Scott, Bryce, Shauni and Hannah as well as 3 great grandchildren; Alexis, Kellan and Jaxon. Mary’s easy smile and generous spirit will be sorely missed by all the lives she touched. Rest in Peace Mom, we love you very much. CHISAM-Floyd Chisam, 86 of Nipomo Ca., passed away on Nov. 28, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Reis Family Mortuary. SPENCER- Kathryn Spencer, 90 of San Luis Obispo, Ca., passed away on Nov. 30, 2018. Arrangements are pending at Reis Family Mortuary. OBITUARIES DEATH NOTICES Obituaries placed in The Tribune are handled by the advertising department. The deadline for submission of an obituary is noon for publication in the following or subsequent days. Sunday and Monday’s deadline is Friday at noon. All obituaries submitted will be edited for grammar, spelling and taste and returned to the submitter for final approval prior to publication. Obituaries are charged by the line and must be paid for in full prior to publication. Additional options, such as photographs and symbols are also available for a nominal fee. After publication, all obituaries can be viewed at For questions, please call the obituary desk’s direct line at 805-781-7834. OBITUARY POLICY An Arroyo Grande man was sentenced to more than 24 years in state prison Monday for setting fire to a house and vehicle in November 2017, causing more than a half- million dollars in damage and injuring a pet cat. On Monday, San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Craig van Rooyen sentenced Jesse Hub- ble, 35, to 24 years and eight months in prison, with roughly a year of time-served credits. Hubble was found guilty by a jury in October of two felony charges of arson of an inhabited structure and arson of personal proper- ty. According to a news release from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, Hubble faced the heavy sentence due to his prior convic- tions for first-degree resi- dential burglary in 2016 and felony identity theft in 2016. The jury returned its verdict after less than an hour of deliberations fol- lowing a roughly week- long trial. On Nov. 26, 2017, Hub- ble started a fire in the bed of a pickup truck that was parked in the drive- way of a home in the 400 block of Pecan Street in Arroyo Grande. The fire destroyed the truck and spread to a nearby utility trailer, and ultimately the house. The house’s occupant was trying to save the home with a garden hose when firefighters arrived, ac- cording to court records. Hubble also lit a second fire in a green waste bin at a home down the street, prosecutors said. No one was injured by either fire, although the DA’s Office says a family cat was severely hurt by the blaze at the first home. The amount of property damage was estimated to be more than $500,000. Matt Fountain: 781-7909, @mattfountain1 Man gets 24 years in prison for setting fire BYMATT FOUNTAIN Jesse Hubble keeping up with low-in- come housing and it’s getting worse and worse. If we get to $2 million, we’re holding the line. That’s what we need to ensure more people aren’t falling into the critical range,” said Michael Hop- kins-Tucker, policy ana- lyst with Peoples’ Self- Help Housing. Where that big pot of money will come from will likely be the meat of the discussion on Tues- day. HOW TO RAISE THE MONEY For years, supervisors have debated over an Inclusionary Housing Fee assessed on developers who don’t include low- income units in their pro- jects. The coalition proposes a three-year pilot program to raise the money from a handful of sources. It would require the county to pony up nearly $2 million in 2019. In the subsequent years, funds could increase from adjustments to the Inclusionary Housing Fee, or revenue earned from new fees or taxes. The Planning Depart- ment outlined four poten- tial sources of revenue. Those include shifting existing revenues which would require “substantial cuts to existing services or reserves” — the option favored most by the Coali- tion of Labor and Business — or fees on large homes, new taxes either on vaca- tion rentals or a sales tax, or from other taxes like cannabis. Currently, county funds come from the Inclusion- ary Housing program, which hasn’t generated a lot of revenue. In a typical year, the existing program generates about $35,000 from new housing developments, or less than 1 percent of what county staff call the “$4 million funding gap.” Ap- plying inclusionary fees to custom homes over 1,600 square feet could generate $1.6 million, or 40 percent of the gap, according to a staff report from the Planning and Building Department. While none of the pro- posed changes would bring immediate relief to strug- gling families or single workers, backers say the actions would “represent meaningful progress on addressing housing needs for low- and middle-in- come populations.” FROM PAGE 1A PLAN SACRAMENTO California’s legislative session began Monday with a mix of pomp and circumstance and sweep- ing declarations from Democrats about the policies they’ll pursue, from tackling climate change to ending child- hood poverty. Assembly Speaker An- thony Rendon also prom- ised to keep up the fight against President Donald Trump, an effective foil that allowed Democrats to gain historic margins in both the Senate and As- sembly in November. “Two years ago, before that man even took office, I said California must be defiant whenever justice, fairness and righteousness require, and we have backed up those words with action,” Rendon, a Democrat from Para- mount, said after being nominated by his col- leagues for another term at the chamber’s helm. Attorney General Xa- vier Becerra and Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil- Sakauye administered the oath of office to all 80 Assembly members and half of the 40 senators, respectively. Senators again chose Democrat Toni Atkins of San Diego as the president pro tem- pore. Gov. Jerry Brown, who will leave office in Jan- uary, sat in the corner of the Senate during the festivities. Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, also a Democrat, joined each chamber for part of the ceremony. He advised senators to exercise their “moral authority” as well as their “formal author- ity” in the jobs they now hold. “We can shape the future,” Newsom said. “It’s not a gross exagger- ation – the world is look- ing to us, to each and every one of you.” Just 17 lawmakers are taking their seats for the first time, nine in the Senate and eight in the Assembly. Democrats hold a whopping 60 As- sembly seats and 29 Sen- ate seats, giving them broad power to enact their ambitious goals. Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates of Laguna Niguel lauded the Senate’s history of work- ing across party lines. “We work together as a family,” she said. “Win or lose, we’re here to work together.” Even before the swear- ing in, lawmakers held press conferences to tout legislation they began introducing Monday. Among their priorities: A targeted tax credit and investments in early childhood education to put a dent in California’s high child poverty rate, efforts to expand mental health services, expanding rental housing assistance and requiring public col- leges provide medication abortion on campus. “We can, we should and we must eliminate deep child poverty now,” Democratic Assemblywo- man Autumn Burke of Marina del Rey said while standing on the Capitol’s steps in the chilly morn- ing air. Both Rendon and At- kins spoke of wildfires that ravaged California this year, including the Northern California fire that destroyed the town of Paradise and became the nation’s deadliest in a century. “We’re in uncharted territory,” Atkins said. “And all signs indicate that we’ve only just begun to feel the harsh new realities of a warming planet.” Beyond the bold procla- mations, the day was also one of celebration. Rendon highlighted the Assembly’s diverse group of representatives, which includes 23 women. In the Senate, Demo- cratic Sen. Melissa Hurta- do is the state’s youngest female senator ever at age 30. Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio and Sen. Susan Rubio are the first sisters to serve together in the Legislature. California lawmakers sworn in for new two-year session BY KATHLEEN RONAYNE AND DON THOMPSON Associated Press

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