Vera Lee Fenzi

Date of Birth

September 2, 1942

Date of Death

May 6, 2023

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Vera passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 6, 2023, surrounded by her family, listening to Elvis. She was born in Long Beach, California to Walter and Vera Hurt, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada before eventually settling in San Diego with her mother, It was there that she met her life’s partner, Charles.

Vera had a successful career in management, having managed her husband’s medical practice in Roswell, New Mexico for almost thirty years. She retired with him to Santa Barbara fifteen years ago. She found great satisfaction and fulfillment for many years with the wonderful volunteers at the Assistant League of Santa Barbara. Vera also was an avid gardener, building rock walls, digging holes, sifting dirt, planting and pruning from dawn ‘til dusk.

Vera leaves behind her devoted husband of nearly fifty five years, two loving children, Demetria Fenzi-Richardson and Stephen Fenzi and their respective spouses, Clinton and Katrina, along with four amazing grandchildren: Harley and Luther Richardson, and Madison and Logan Fenzi all of whom she was very proud. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to VNA Health.


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