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Ellen B. McCall

1916 - 2015

Ellen B. McCall was born in 1916 in Clay Center, Kansas to Louise and Gottlob Bauer. One of 5 sisters and 1 brother she moved to St. Louis during WWII and in 1947 moved to Santa Barbara to be with her sister Katharine Bauer Smith. In Santa Barbara she met and married John C. McCall, a prominent dentist. After his death in 1964, Ellen worked at Robinsons, first in the Bridal Department and then in linens. She was an active member in the Santa Barbara Women’s Club, the Santa Barbara Garden Club, the Backyard Fence Club, VFW Auxiliary, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Eastern Star. She traveled extensively and saw all parts of the world. She was an avid gardener with a very green thumb. During the last four years she resided at Casa Los Padres and in February celebrated her 99th birthday with friends and family. Her family would like to thank the staff at Casa Los Padres for the love and care they have given her over the last four years. No services are planned. If you would like to remember Ellen, please do so with a donation to your favorite charity.

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