John Milton Willcutt, 96, of Santa Maria, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007.

John was born July 14, 1910 in Neptune, Ohio. At the age of seven, his mother, brother, and two sisters came by train to Coalinga; following his father who had come ahead to work in the oil fields. John lived in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana until he was married in 1939.

John, Helen and their family lived in Tustin, Calif. for 38 years then moved to Exeter, before relocating to Santa Maria in 1988. John retired from the Santa Ana Post Office in 1968 after 30 years. Since his retirement, he has traveled to Europe, China and Canada. Many trips were taken with the Mussell Senior Center, and he enjoyed all of them.

Cremation was requested and no services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army at 211 East Fesler, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Cremator.

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