Ila Vranish passed away in the early hours of Monday, August 23rd, 2021. She was born in Fargo, North Dakota to David and Jane Crawford on June 9, 1921. Living to over 100 years old, Ila was the last surviving member of a family with 5 children.
Ila married George Joseph Vranish (Deceased 1983) and moved to Santa Barbara in 1945. They had a family of 5 children; Larry Vranish, Carolyn Vranish Malcheski (Deceased), Steve Vranish (Caron), Marjorie Vranish Hill (Terry) and George Vranish Jr. (Ramona). The family spent 60 years of their lives together with their home on San Antonio Creek Road as the center piece for family activities and parties.
Ila for years was an active member of her church, loved to gather with the “Red Hatters” ladies’ group and go to lunch with her many friends but most of all she loved being with her children, 12 grand children and 12 great grand children when ever possible. She was always there for her family.
Ila will be most remembered for the daily example she set of caring for family and friends. Thank you mom for being the very best example of how life should be lived with caring, dignity and all enduring kindness.
The family wishes to thank a dear family friend Christina Perez for her gentle care of our mom through the past few years.
A private burial was held at Goleta Cemetery on September 1, 2021 attended by immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ila’s memory can be made to the Braille Institute.