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Virtual Memorial for
Wendy Kerley

Wendy Kerley passed away on Nov. 13th, '04. He is survived by his two sons Chris and Mike and his daughter Wendy Ann Kerley.

A Memorial Service will be held in Carpinteria, CA on Thursday Nov. 18 at 2:00 pm at the Carpinteria Public Cemetary.  We will most likely meet after the service at the Santa Barbara Polo Club Clubhouse for a reception.

Flowers can be sent to:
McDermott Crocket Mortuary
1903 State Street
Santa Barbara, Ca
(805) 569-2424

This is the address for the cemetery.

If you punch it into yahoo maps, you'll find it. It's
right down the street from the polo club.

Carpinteria Cemetery Dist
(805) 684-2466
1501 Cravens Ln
Carpinteria, CA Map

Bud and I have known Wendy for about 50 or more years When we first came to Santa Barbara to play polo Wendy was a young boy working with the horses at the barn. I remember him as a VERY handsome boy but very, very shy. He was always polite and always said hello or nodded. We watched him develop from a boy to a man and become a good horseman and a polite gentle person. I haven't seen much of him lately, but when I do go to the fields I will miss seeing him there. Good chukkers, Wendy.
-Bud and Margaret Linfoot

My deepest sympathy to Wendy's Family~ Chris, Mike, Cary, WendyAnn and kids...I didn't know your Dad well, but knowing all of you, I can say he was a nice man who will be missed greatly...I wish you strength at this time of sorrow~ Beverly Draper (Cantina)

Chris, Mike and all the family - Am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad.  He was a kind and gentle man with a huge heart for man and horse alike, and a talent that only comes along once in an era.  I will always remember his kindness.  Watching Wendy school a horse at the old club in Santa Barbara gave me a lot of inspiration to develope my own talent.  My prayers are with you all.  Many of us will miss him....Bonni Roybal

Tribute to Wendell ( Wendy) Kerley - I have known Wendy and his twin sisters Wilma & Hilma since we were children in Carpinteria growing up. I was around so much I became known as the 3rd daughter. I have known Wendy's children since they were born. When Wendy was young he would rather go to the Polo Field than go to school. He loved the horses and was real happy if he go to ride one.

When Wendy was younger and an excellent Polo Player he got to travel some. He was lucky enough to get to go to England and also played Polo with Prince Charles.(We have pictures). Wendy was honored when his boys, Mike & Chris made their careers in Polo. I also moved to Indio for a while and worked at Eldorado. I got to see my first game with all 3 of the Kerley's on the same team.(I could hardly work that day). I was so excited. Wendy was to me the brother I never had. I will truly miss him.

To Mike, Chris & Wendy Ann If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring him home again. My Deepest & Sincere Condolences

Love to you all, Ray Nell Markham

If you would like to post a personal message in memory of Wendy Kerley on this Virtual Memorial please e-mail your submission to feedback@polobarn.com.

Harry Wendell Kerley, known better as Wendy very suddenly passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004.  Wendy, 58, was known as the strong silent type, he would sit back and take everything in and speak only when he had something important to say.

When it came to horses Wendy was in a class all his own.  His talent and natural ability spoke for itself as he worked his magic on a horse.  It was said that he could make a horse dance!

Wendy loved to watch football and boxing, although he wasn't a real vocal fan, he would be glued to the television during the big game.

Wendy wasn't the type to show emotion easily, you never quite knew what he was thinking, but when his granddaughter, would yell out "Hi Grampa" as he rode by and he would reply "Hi Hopey" you could see a twinkle in his eye and a grin from ear to ear and you just knew that made his day!

We love you Wendy and we miss you more than words can say, you may be gone from our lives but you will never be forgotten......Love your family

On behalf of the entire family we would like to thank everyone for all their love and support during this trying time.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts - The Kerleys

Mike Kerley, Jamie Iverson, Chris, Wendy Anne, and Harry Wendell "Wendy" Kerley.

I didn't have the opportunity to really get to know Wendy, but I had met him a few times. I have become friends with all of his chldren, Chris, Mike and Wendy Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. -Lynn Bremner

To Mike, Chris & Family: We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Wendy was a very kind person and was wonderful with his horses. He made some magnificent polo ponies. We knew him years ago in Tucson, Arizona when you guys were just 2 or 3 years old. We will miss Wendy and our deepest sympathies to you and your family.- Rege and Janet Ludwig

It was in the early 60's at the Santa Barbara Polo Club where we first met Wendy.  We kids just wanted to ride horses.  We would roam around the polo club looking to see who might have a horse for us to ride.  Although, we really didn't have to look too far because in reality, our late father, Curly always had a horse for us to ride.  Curly was fond of Wendy early on, he took him under his wing so to speak.  Wendy became part of our family.  We didn't mind, it was like having a older brother only this brother didn't talk much or pick on us.  Wendy was respectful of our family then just as he was up to the time of his untimely departure.  He was family, we will miss him dearly.  Our hearts go out to the Kerley family at this time of sorrow - Billy, Diane, Linda & Lynn Ramos
If you would like to post a personal message in memory of Wendy Kerley on this Virtual Memorial please e-mail your submission to feedback@polobarn.com.

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