Memorial services will be held at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Camarillo Saturday for Mary Anne Pesce, 19, who died sometime this summer in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The services will be at 3 p.m. The church is located on Las Posas Road. The Rev. Alfred Smith and Msgr. John Hughes will officiate.
Miss Pesce was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Pesce of Buellton. Mr. Pesce is vice-president of Ventura International Inc., and was responsible for the design and construction, and is now manager of Flying Flags Camper Park in Buellton.
Miss Pesce, a student at San Francisco State, disappeared May 7 with a friend, Anita Luchessa, while the two were hitchhiking from the university to Menlo Park. Remains of her body were found last month in a remote area of the Santa Cruz Mountains by a hunter. Miss Luchessa has never been found.
She is survived by her parents; by two brothers, Vincent and Mark, and two sisters, Laurie and Barbara.
The family has asked that donations in her memory be made to the American Association of University Women, or Rio Mesa High School Scholarship Funds.
Source: Santa Ynez Valley News, October 5, 1972
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