Carol Yvonne Orosco Ijewere

Date of Birth

June 5, 1958

Date of Death

January 15, 2017

In Loving Memory
Carol Yvonne Orosco Ijewere

Sunrise, June 5, 1958 Belize City, Belize
Sunset, January 15, 2017 Los Angeles, California

Home Going Celebration
Will Be Held

Saturday February 4, 2017 12:00 Noon
Saint Paul AME Church
502 Olive St. Santa Barbara, California

Head Pastor: Reverend Jeffery Clark
Visiting Officiate: Reverend Dennis Hamilton

Carol Yvonne Orosco was born on June 5, 1958 in Belize City, Belize to Myrtle and Alan Orosco. She is the youngest girl of eight siblings. She came to Santa Barbara, California May 21, 1971. Carol attended Santa Barbara Jr. High School and Santa Barbara High Senior School. She excelled in Culinary Arts and Sewing (formerly known as Home Economics). Although raised in the Church, in 1973 on her own right, Carol joined Saint Paul, A.M.E. Church in Santa Barbara, Ca. Following in her Grandmother, Rose Stone’s footsteps, Carol enjoyed cooking and decorating for special Church events and in 1980; she started a summer day care program for children.

As a young adult, Carol and her two beautiful children Rejasheda and Edwin relocated to Los Angeles County where Carol started her career as a pattern maker for Cherokee Clothing Company. It was during that time that she met and married Sylvester Ijewere. She was a tailor for Fred Hayman, one of the largest choir robe retailers/ distributors in California. She also worked for the high-end retailer Fred Hayman in Beverly Hills, California. Carol enjoyed her career in retail until she was faced with the debilitating illness of Lupus that lead to Renal Failure. That did not stop Carol’s passion for what she loved. She continued to be what God destined her to be; a blessing to everyone she met. Carol used her many talents to the fullest. She was an excellent hairdresser, seamstress/costume maker, interior designer, caterer, event planner and former Foster Parent for Santa Barbara County and much more.

In Loving Memory, Carol leaves, Her mother Myrtle Harris, her husband Sylvester Ijewere; three Children; Rajsheda Hamilton Allen, Edwin Hamilton, and stepson Emeka Ijewere; eleven grandchildren: Pierre Singletary, Eira Allen, Israel Allen, Aston Allen, Maya Wilson, Mikylah Wilson, Anakin Hamilton, Leia Hamilton, Melissa Hamilton, Chance Hamilton and Chase Hamilton; five brothers: Phillip Pipersburg Sr., Edwin Pipersburg, Wayne Orosco, Jamesette Orosco and Ambrose Harris; five Sisters: Phillipa Marsh, Evelyn Pipersburg, Yvonne Codd, Cherie Orosco and Deborah Hibbert; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded by her father Alan Orosco, her aunt Yvonne McNair and her grandmother Rosalyn Stone.

Carol’s love and devotion to her family and friends was unmatched by any other person of her generation known to this family.

Arrangements by Garcia Mortuary
629 South A Street
Oxnard, California 93030
Santa Barbara Cemetery


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