Santa Paula Times


March 07, 2012

Earl Ray Brock Jr.

2/9/1932 - 2/20/2012

Earl passed away peacefully after a valiant fight against cancer. 

Earl was born in Taft, California. He graduated from Arroyo Grande, California High School in 1950.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951 and served proudly until 1954. After discharge he then attended Allen Hancock College in Santa Maria, California, graduating in 1955.

At Hancock he met his loving wife Margaret Ann (Harper) and they were married after graduation on June 3, 1955. Earl and Margaret Ann lived and loved life, moving to Santa Paula in 1963 with three young sons. Their fourth son was born in Santa Paula.

Earl was an outdoor man, and worked in the construction industry. He operated heavy earthmoving equipment. He joined the Operating Engineers Union Local 12 in 1957. He remained in the union as a retiree until he passed away. He worked for Granite Construction, and also worked for Ventura County as a road area supervisor.

Earl loved camping with his family, outdoor sports, and bowling. As his four sons grew he was active in Little League and youth football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cora and Earl Sr., brother Charles, and sister Arlene Furtado.

Earl is survived by his loving wife Margaret Ann; sons and daughters-in-law Tim and Marian (Howald), Mark and Beth (Larkin), David and Theresa (Casas), and Matt and Katie (Morehart); grandchildren Rebeccah, Molly, Tyler, Kelsey, Kirsten, Madeline, Cameron and Emily; sisters Marie Dallas and Toni Prescott; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, March 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 604 Ojai Rd., Santa Paula. A memorial service will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m., with burial at 2 p.m. at Santa Paula Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Funeraria del ángel Stetler Mortuary, Santa Paula.