OBITUARY

Idella G Acariz

July 5, 1930February 4, 2019

Idella G. Acariz, 88, of Ojai, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, February 4, 2019, following a fifteen year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on July 5, 1930, in Hammond, Indiana, to Wilson Wade Gray and Oleta Eulanna (Penrod) Gray. Idella moved from Indiana to the County of Ventura in 1941, and graduated as Valedictorian from Nordhoff High School, class of 1948.

Besides being a wife and mother, Idella worked outside the home as the office manager with Southern California Water Company for 20 years.

Idella was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” Acariz, in 2004; her brother, Wilson “Bill” Gray, in 2004; and grandson, Ben Dribben.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Dickson of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; grandsons, Greg Dickson (wife, Sue) of Florida, Matt Dickson of Oregon, and Josh Dickson of Arizona; great grandson, Philip Dickson of Florida; as well her sister, Sylvia Gullingsrud of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00 A.M., at the Piru Cemetery, 3580 Center Street, in Piru.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, in Ventura. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Idella G Acariz

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Greg Dickson

February 9, 2019

Love you, Gramma. Say hi to Bill and Grampa and Gramma Monte. I’m glad your no longer in pain. See you in the next life.

I keep seeing everything I ever did with you passing before me like a mental photo album from childhood to recently. I always looked forward to seeing you both. You were great grandparents and I’m grateful everyday I had you as mine. Goodbye and miss you. I could use soem of your common sense feedback about now in my life :) Thanks for being there for me and being like a second mother to keep me straight.

I’ll miss you’re laugh and endless energy and patience.

Thank you for flying to the Philippines so long ago for me and for seeing us at Christmas all those times. Some of my best memories. Feel like another big piece of my past and myself has been lost and it breaks my heart. We all Love you, Gramma for always.... ByeBye, for now :(

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Idella G. Acariz, 88, of Ojai, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, February 4, 2019, following a fifteen year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on July 5, 1930, in Hammond, Indiana, to Wilson Wade Gray and Oleta Eulanna (Penrod) Gray. Idella moved from Indiana to the County of Ventura in 1941, and graduated as Valedictorian from Nordhoff High School, class of 1948.

Besides being a wife and mother, Idella worked outside the home as the office manager with Southern California Water Company for 20 years.

Idella was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” Acariz, in 2004; her brother, Wilson “Bill” Gray, in 2004; and grandson, Ben Dribben.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Dickson of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; grandsons, Greg Dickson (wife, Sue) of Florida, Matt Dickson of Oregon, and Josh Dickson of Arizona; great grandson, Philip Dickson of Florida; as well her sister, Sylvia Gullingsrud of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00 A.M., at the Piru Cemetery, 3580 Center Street, in Piru.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, in Ventura. Condolences may be sent to TedMayrFuneralHome.com.