Doris Libbey Potts Fagin Flahive

Date of Death

August 10, 2018

Doris Libbey Potts Fagin Flahive went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2018 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Samuel Rowland Libbey and Grace (Stronach) Libbey.

Her mother’s family, the Stronach’s immigrated from Scotland in the late 1800’s and made their home in the Goleta Valley.

Her great grandfather, Captain Charles Douglas Libbey, came from Lowell, Massachusetts to Santa Barbara around 1859 where he met and married Maria Refugio de Jesus Pico Garcia in November 1860.

Maria’s family originally arrived with the Portola and Rivera Expeditions in the late 1700’s. Her family has been traced to the first couple married at the Santa Barbara Presidio – Feliz and Ayala and other families who were prominent in California such as Pico, Lugo, Garcia and Sinova et al. Doris was a 6th generation Santa Barbaran and a 7th generation Californian.

Doris married Dewey Potts in 1945 and they had three children. Dewey passed away in 1969.

Doris graduated from the Nursing Program in Santa Barbara in the 1960’s and later volunteered at Hospice. She was predeceased by her husband of twenty years, Webster Flahive. They were very active with Living Faith Church, giving freely of their time with the Golden Heirs and various other volunteer organizations.

Doris is survived by her children, Randy Potts (Leigh Ann), Russell Potts, Glenda Francis (Pat); grandchildren, Tammy Grano, Marcy Wilson, Jeff Potts, Laurie Mezzles, Miranda Blackstone; great-grandchildren, Cameron Potts, Ashlyn Forse, Tessa Grano, Tyler, Devin & Mia Potts, Eric Mental, Amy Schwind, Nathan Quinata; great-great grandchildren, Kanon & Hudson Forse, Presley & Rylee Potts, Arianna Mental.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Living Faith Church on Saturday Sept 8th at 2:00p followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Coast Hospice and the Santa Barbara Humane Society. A special thanks to the Central Coast Hospice team and to her special angel caregivers at LivHome.


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