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Obituaries from Yolo County Newspapers From

(Woodland “Daily Democrat,” the “Davis Enterprise,” and the “Winters Express”)

Compiled by Peggy B. Perazzo (pbperazzo@comcast.net)

Stone Quarries & Beyond

 

(From January 2003 to and including January 04, 2004)

 

 

 

(Each entry starts with a list of surnames including in the obit.)

 

JOERGER,HOBBS, PARKER, FINLEY, EIMERL, CARODDO

Norman Leavitt JOERGER (1927-2003) (obit.)

Norman Leavitt Joerger

Norman Leavitt Joerger died in Woodland on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at age 76.

He was born in Sacramento, Jan. 31, 1927 and his family moved to Woodland in 1929. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1945 and worked with his brothers in the Winwood Dairy business that was started by his father in 1929. Norman served a short term in the Merchant Marines from July 1953 to May 1955, and returned to Woodland to continue working with his family in the dairy business which was expanding under his brother Hank's management.

In 1958 the Joerger family purchased the A&W Drive-In on Main Street and operated it only seasonally until Norman bought out his family's share and went into business full time as the A&W's sole owner and operator in 1966 until the early 1980s. He ventured into a few other restaurant businesses during the early 1980's and worked for NorCal Petroleum from the late 1980's through the late 1990's.

He had been an active member of the Lions, Elks, Carlton and Fliers Clubs and was involved in fundraising for the March of Dimes, and umpiring youth baseball. His love of conversation and genuine interest of people made him admired by all who met him.

Beloved Norman is survived by his children and their mother, daughter Marcine Hobbs and her husband David of Marysville; daughter Kimberly Parker and her husband Dan Parker, son Timothy Joerger and his wife Carla all of Woodland; and Cecelia Finley of Marysville. Grandchildren Joseph, Jonathan and Daniel Hobbs all of Marysville; Lyndi Eimerl and her husband Adrian of Sacramento; Kristin Parker, Holten and Eric Joerger all of Woodland. Brother E.H. "Hank" Joerger of Davis; sister Phyllis Caroddo of Roseville and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Theo Joerger, brothers Ted and Donald Joerger and niece Peggy Joerger all of Woodland.

The family prefers that memorial contributions be directed to March of Dimes, 1615 Fifth Street, Davis, Ca. 95627.

McNary's Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Services: A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, 2004 at New Testament Church, 108 West Woodland Ave., Woodland with a funeral service immediately following at 11 a.m.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, January 04, 2004, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

ISOM, BAILEY, GONCALVES BREHM, BROWN, PIRES

Marie Jill (nee BAILEY) ISOM (abt. 1950-2003) (obit.)

Marie Jill (nee Bailey) Isom

Isom, Marie Jill (nee Bailey) of Citrus Heights, Ca. passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Sutter Hospital in Roseville at the age of 53.

Beloved wife of John Russell Isom of Citrus Heights and daughter of Theresa Bailey of Citrus Heights. Predeceased by father Melvin Bailey in 1991. Loving sister of Steven Bailey of Sparks Nevada, Anne (Alvin 'Mick') Goncalves of Shingle Springs, Ca., and Gale (Lois) Brehm of Wisconsin; daughter-in-law of Jack Isom, Dorothy Isom and sister-in-law of Susan Brown, all of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Special aunt to Sheri (Roland) Pires and several nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by special friends Tatyana, Rita, Marge, Kenny and Julie.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will take place in January of 2004, to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of choice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, December 24, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

STAFFORD, BRUHN, KLEM, VAN DUYNE

Reva E. STAFFORD (1923-2003) (obit.)

Reva E. Stafford

Reva Stafford passed away on Sunday, November 30 at Emerald Gardens in Sacramento.  Born on November 14, 1923 in Winters to Elmer and Mabel Bruhn (a pioneer family of Winters), she was 80 years old.  Mrs. Stafford was a long time resident of Winters before moving to Sacramento 27 years ago.  She was preceded in death by her son David Stafford and her brothers Meredeth and Gordon Bruhn.  She is survived by her children Susan Klem of Ohio, and Janice Van Duyne of California.  She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 10 a.m. at the Winters Cemetery, 415 Cemetery Drive in Winters.  Arrangements are under the direction of Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, December 11, 2003, (Yolo County).  Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)



LEONARD, TIEGS, SCHILL

Agnes "Christine" LEONARD (1912-2003) (obit.)

Agnes Leonard

Agnes "Christine" Leonard died Dec. 3, 2003, at Sutter Roseville Hospital in Roseville. Born Sept. 8, 1912, in Washington, she was 91.

She lived in Davis for many years before moving to the Sacramento area. While living in Davis, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Davis Community Church and the University Farm Circle. She also enjoyed bridge and canasta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver A. Leonard, on June 24, 1975, and a sister, Josephine Tiegs.

She is survived by her children, Helen Jo Schill of Ulm, Germany, William Oliver Leonard of Fresno and James Collins Leonard of Davis. She is further survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Monday at 2 p.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 8, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

HOLVERSTOTT, TODESCO, CLARK, MOORE, CRAMER, WOODRUFF

Amy Elizabeth HOLVERSTOTT (1984-2003) (obit.)

Amy E. Holverstott

Amy Elizabeth Holverstott, a lifelong resident of Davis, died Dec. 6, 2003, in Davis. She was 19.

She was born Jan. 14, 1984, in Sacramento, the second child of James A. Holverstott and Patricia L. Todesco. She was born three months premature, and spent the first six weeks in the hospital before coming home to brother Matt and her parents at the family residence in Village Homes in Davis.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Thomas C. and Helen L. Holverstott of Citrus Heights., and by her maternal grandfather, James V. Todesco, of Concord.

She is survived by her parents, Pat Todesco and Jim Holverstott, both of Davis; brother, Matthew J. Holverstott of West Sacramento; maternal grandmother, Lois J. Todesco of Concord; uncle and aunt, Jay and Robyn Todesco; and beloved cousins Brynn, Kensey and Gaeby, all of Concord.

She is also survived by great aunts and uncles Ronald and Suzanne Holverstott of Roseville; Dolores Clark, Martha Moore and Lily Holverstott of Sacramento; Edith and Cameron Cramer of Roseville; Curtis and Lois Woodruff of Cupertino; and many other beloved family members.

She grew up in Davis. She attended Davis Community Church, sang in the Cherub Choir and Carol Choir, took part in youth programs, loved helping her mother lead a Sunday School class for kindergarten-age children, and was baptized on Oct. 21, 1990.

She attended preschool and after-school programs at Tender Learning Care in the care friends John and Shirley Huddleson. She loved attending Davis schools: West Davis Elementary, Patwin Elementary, Emerson Junior High, Davis High and Martin Luther King Jr. High schools, where she participated eagerly in studies, made lasting friendships with peers and teachers, excelled academically and played flute in the music programs at Patwin and Emerson.

She received numerous academic and service awards upon graduation from Emerson Junior High in June 1999. She earned a college scholarship from the Yolo County Board of Realtors upon graduation from King High in June 2002.

She played AYSO soccer as a young child, often with her father as coach. She enjoyed several years in the Brownies and Girl Scouts, with her mother as co-leader, and loved the Scouts' Camp Menzies summer camp in the Sierra.

She loved studying ballet, first with Lisa (Corbett) Applegate, and then for 10 years with Katy Heil's School of Ballet. She took part in many ballet productions, from which she took great pleasure. She was invited, by audition, to attend summer study programs with the Houston Ballet and the Marin Dance Academy.

She loved all animals, especially her pet dog, Muffy; she spent many hours volunteering for the SPCA.

In June of 1999, she began a new chapter in her life; she voluntarily entered various programs for the treatment of mental illness. She eagerly and consistently sought information, insight and skills to deal with this new and difficult aspect of her life. She benefited from the care, skill and love of many programs, professionals and organizations, both locally and in other parts of the state and country, for four years.

The Rev. Mary Lynn Tobin and Stephen Minister Joann Diel of Davis Community Church supported her with time and love. Miss Holverstott made many friendships during those years, and brought the sunshine of her caring nature and endearing presence to those relationships. She encouraged her family members to seek support, and was happy that they benefited so much from participation in the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

She pursued her love of literature and wrote extensively, especially poetry. One of her poems was published in an annual volume of literary work of high school students, compiled by a national educators' organization. Her dream was to share her poetry with others, as she did so many aspects of her life. She had begun preparations for publishing them.

Frequent gatherings of her extended family, and summer camping trips in the redwoods, were important throughout her life.

All whose lives were touched by her are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, at 2 p.m., in the sanctuary of the Davis Community Church at 412 C St., Davis. Immediately afterward, there will be a gathering in the Fellowship Hall.

The family is grateful for any remembrances made in Amy Holverstott's name to Davis Community Church; King High School; NAMI, Yolo County Chapter; Yolo County Care Continuum; FamiliesFirst; Yolo County Mental Health; the Yolo County SPCA; the Amy Elizabeth Holverstott Memorial Fund; or any group that gives support to people and families struggling with mental illness.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, December 15, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

RUSSEL-MENDONSA, RUSSEL, MENDONSA

Virginia RUSSEL-MENDONSA (1938-2003) (obit.)

Virginia Russel-Mendonsa

Virginia Russel-Mendonsa passed away peacefully in her Sacramento Home on Nov. 21, 2003.  She was born on Feb. 18, 1938, and was raised in Winters.

She is survived by her three children, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; also by her sisters Charlene Russel-Martin, Lavada Russel-McDowell and her brother Jack and wife, Beverly of Marysville.

A rosary will be held at the George L. Klumpp, Chapel of Flowers, Riverside Boulevard and Second Avenue in Sacramento Avenue in Sacramento on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.  Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, dec. 2, at 10 a.m. in the same locations.  Immediately following the services, she will be buried next to her departed husband, Richard, at St. Mary's Cemetery, 65th Street and 21st Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Kaiser Hospice.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, November 27, 2003, (Yolo County).  Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

SCOTT, GARSON, KUZARA, ZERGER

Elsie Jean SCOTT (1906-2003) (obit.)

Elsie J. Scott

Elsie Jean Scott, a former Davis resident, died in her sleep at Saylor Lane Nursing Center in Sacramento on Nov. 15, 2003, of respiratory failure and complications from Parkinson's disease. She was 97.

She was born Elsie Garson in Guelph, Ontario, on Aug. 6, 1906, the first child of W.A. and Agnes Garson. Her family later immigrated to Buffalo, Wyo., where she grew up and, in 1925, graduated high school.

A woman of fiercely independent spirit, her family said that when she was in her 20s she earned money to support her dream of attending college by teaching in what were called "normal schools" -- rugged, isolated one-room schools such as Gilbertson, Wallow Creek and the 41 Ranch in Johnson County, Wyo.

She served a term as Johnson County superintendent of schools before graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1938. She also attended Iowa State University and Claremont College.

She married Frank W. Scott in 1941. They lived on their cattle ranch and wheat farm north of Fort Laramie, Wyo.

She continued teaching in the Lingle, Wyo., and Fort Laramie schools until 1974, when the couple retired and moved to Davis to be close to their son and grandchildren. She was widowed in 1977.

In addition to her lifelong commitment to education, she was active in Wyoming's agricultural extension service, including many years of 4-H leadership. She also served a term as president of the Wyoming Home Demonstration Council, during which she was a U.S. delegate to the International Association of Country Women of the World conference in what was then Ceylon.

During her years here, she was involved in the Davis Camera Club and the Presbyterian Women's Circle, various volunteer activities and caring for her grandchildren. She was a Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes winner in 1987 -- and the "winners' weekend" events in New York City were among of her life's highlights.

Her deteriorating health necessitated a move to assisted living in Sacramento's Trinity House in 1989. Though physically incapacitated for many years, her family said, she remained alert and aware until the end.

She is survived by her sister, Aileen Garson Kuzara of San Jose; son, F. Eugene Scott and his wife Susan of Sacramento; grandson, Torry Christian Scott of Austin, Texas; granddaughter, Erena Scott Zerger of Minneapolis; and four great-grandsons.

A private family service is planned and her cremated remains will be interred in Fort Laramie.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation at www.parkinson.org/reqformv.htm or the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., M.A. Sprinkle, Director of Development,1501 N.W. 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, November 23, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)



SCHELEN, RING, JOHNSTON

Margaret "Maggie" SCHELEN (1919-2003) (obit.)

Margaret Schelen

Margaret "Maggie" Schelen, a longtime activist in and around Yolo County, died in her sleep at her home in Sacramento on Nov. 12, 2003, of renal and congestive heart failure. She was 85.

She was born Margaret Ring in Philadelphia on Aug. 21, 1919. Her family moved to Los Angeles, where she grew up, two months later.

She married Robert Edward Schelen in 1941. He was serving in the South Pacific during World War II; she was working the graveyard shift at an airplane factory. After the war, she worked as a dental assistant and her husband became a Pasadena police officer. In 1958 she was widowed with two young children.

She was active in public affairs throughout her life -- an interest she inherited from her father, a founding member of the Ladies Garment Worker's Union.

She worked for Assemblyman Jesse M. Unruh from 1965 to 1970 in Inglewood. After he lost his bid for the govenorship, she moved to Sacramento to work for Assemblyman David Pierson.

In 1973 she took a job for what later became the Speaker's Office of Majority Services. She worked there under Assembly Speakers Bob Moretti, Leo McCarthy and Willie Brown until 1984.

She then began coordinating special projects work in the district office of Rep. Vic Fazio -- often working with Yolo County residents -- until the congressman retired in 1999. From 1999 until her death, she worked on special projects for Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg.

She was a member of Citizens for Better Government. In the 1980s she served on the Sacramento County Mental Health Board and played a role in the creation of the Fruitridge Community Center. In the early 1990s, Fazio appointed her delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

She volunteered often for a variety of humanitarian and civic causes until recently breaking her hip. She worked as a greeter at many events, including political ones, earning the nickname "Maggie at the Door."

She was a recipient of several awards for her activism, among them the Lawrence O'Brien National Democrat of the Year Award, the Harry S. Truman "Give 'Em Hell, Harry" Democrat of the Year Award, the Sacramento County Democratic Central Committee's Democrat of the Year Award, and the 9th Assembly District Woman of the Year.

Her son, Davis activist Bob Schelen, said his mother was a valued mentor to many people in and out of public life. It was a statement to his mother's kind and loving nature that she maintained lifelong friendships with people, he said, no matter what political sides they took.

Frank Rigani, a former co-worker, donated $10,000 to help create the Maggie Schelen Public Service Scholarship at the King Hall School of Law at UC Davis. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who exemplifies her public service.

She is survived by her sister, Grace Johnston of Arcadia; daughter, Delilah Schelen of Sacramento; and son, Robert Charles Schelen of Davis.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Jesse M. Unruh Room (No. 4202) at the state Capitol in Sacramento.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Maggie Schelen Scholarship Fund care of the UCD Law School, 400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616; Loaves and Fishes, P.O. Box 2161, Sacramento, CA 95812; or St. James Armenian Church, 3240 B St., Sacramento, CA 95816.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, November 20, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)



ARNOLD, ZUMALT, FAULKNER

Linda Kay ARNOLD (1951-2003) (obit.)

Linda K. Arnold

Linda Kay Arnold, a UC Davis purchasing agent for 17 years, died at her Sacramento home Oct. 4, 2003. She was 52.

Born in Susanville on May 30, 1951, she graduated from Lassen High School in 1969. She attended Chico State, then transferred to UC Berkeley when she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English in 1975.

She was employed at UC Berkeley for 10 years, then, in 1986, moved to Sacramento and started her job at UCD.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Susanville. A pianist, she loved classical music and Shakespeare, and was also a collector of Nancy Drew mysteries.

During her years of service to the UCD zoology department and then to the Section of Evolution and Ecology, she was a person who made a difference to those around her, a friend said. She was admired and respected for both her work ethic and personal integrity, and she will be missed greatly.

She is survived by her mother Merle Arnold of Susanville, dear friend Mike Zumalt of Carmichael, brother Ernie Arnold of Susanville, sister and brother-in-law Suzie and Rich Faulkner of Janesville, nephew J.P. Faulkner of Janesville and one niece.

A ceremony honoring and celebrating her memory will be held near the lobby of Storer Hall at UCD from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, November 13, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)



WILLIAMS, ELIASSEN, FINNESTAD, OLIN,

Jeriann WILLIAMS (1936-2003) (obit.)

Jeriann Williams

Jeriann Williams, a resident of Ocean Shores, Wash., and a 12-year former resident of Davis and Sacramento, died Sept. 13, 2003, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. She succumbed after a lengthy struggle with multiple myeloma cancer and kidney failure. She was 67.

She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Seattle and moved to California as a child. She graduated from San Diego High School in 1954 and from Westmont College in 1958, then married her husband, John Williams, in 1959. In addition to being a beloved wife and mother, she taught elementary school in Long Beach and San Jose and worked at two Davis travel agencies during the 1980s.

Jeriann, her husband and daughter Joy also operated Acorn Travel in Davis from 1983 to 1986.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Finnestad Olin, in August 2003, and by her father, Andrew Eliassen, in September 1992. She is survived by her husband John of Ocean Shores, Wash., and two daughters, Jill of Junction City, Ore., and Joy of Eugene, Ore.

At her request, there will be no public memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089, or to the building fund of Ocean Shores Baptist Church, P.O. Box 729, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.

Whiteside Family Mortuary in Aberdeen, Wash., is handling the arrangements.

Friends are welcome to share condolences with the family in the online guest book at www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 24, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)



HILL, HILOVSKY, GARMAN, GUERRIERI

Imogene 'Teddy' HILL (1927-2003) (obit.)

Imogene 'Teddy' Hill

Imogene "Teddy" Hill was to be buried today alongside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Born Feb. 26, 1927, in Fairbank, Pa., she died Sept. 4, 2003, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento with her family by her side. She was 78 years old.

She had a rich heritage of interest in education, service to and a love for others throughout her life. She was featured in Neighbors Magazine in 1991 and was quoted as saying, "The four big things for me are my family and friends, the stage, teaching and real estate. Those have been the fabric of my life."

As a child of 3, she acted on the vaudeville stages of Pittsburgh, Pa. She was Little Imogene, a diminutive bundle of energy, who tried to steal the show from the likes of Cab Calloway and Dick Powell. She and her brother Aldino, also a dancer, entertained as a brother/sister act on local stages in and around the Pittsburgh area.

During World War II, she studied at Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating in 1946. While there, she starred in a production of "Junior Miss" and was awarded a listing of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities."

In 1949, she married a young West Point graduate from the Class of 1946, Steven Hilovsky. He later changed his name to Hill. She traveled with him around the world on assignments.

From 1962 to 1964 they lived in Palo Alto, where she taught elementary school in the Whisman School District in Mountain View. One of her students was Steven Jobs, founder of Apple Computer Corp. Jobs, who was in her fourth-grade class, called her "one of the saints in my life," and has credited her with being a strong influence in his success.

After their assignment in Mountain View, the Hills traveled to the island of Guam. While there, she produced and directed a production of the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie." Upon returning to California, she taught at Del Dayo Elementary School in Sacramento's San Juan Unified School District, where her daughter, Karen Hill Garman, now teaches art.

Mrs. Hill also enrolled at UC Davis. In the early 1970s, while in her 50s, she earned a master of arts degree. She also studied in India and was named a Fulbright Scholar in 1976.

In 1977, she was recognized for her many achievements and dedication to teaching by being selected by the California Teachers Association as the San Juan School District's Teacher of the Year.

More recently, she had been a real estate entrepreneur and a civic leader in North Sacramento, a community for which she had long fought, in hopes of having it achieve what she described as "its ultimate potential."

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Steven Hill, who died March 14, 1989, and her brother, Aldino Guerrieri of Mechanicsburg, Pa., who died in 2001.

She is survived by a brother, Robert Guerrieri and his wife Gloria of Lower Burrell, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Guerrieri of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a daughter, Karen Hill Garman of Davis; two sons, Steven E. Hill and Richard Hill and his wife Ruby; and five grandchildren, Steven Morgan Garman, Flannery Hill, Jonas Hill, Lee Ann Hill and Virginia Hill.

Private services were to be held today at Arlington National Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, September 19, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)



ALONSO, LORENZETTI, RICCI, LYTLE, FITZER, CORDOZA, ALISON, BIDEGAN, LOVOI

Lelia ALONSO (1918-2003) (obit.)

Lelia Alonso

Lelia Alonso passed away peacefully in her daughter's home surrounded by her family in Knights Landing, Ca., on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. Lelia was born in Sacramento, Ca., on Nov. 7, 1918 to Anacleto and Erminia Lorenzetti.

Lelia is survived and deeply loved by her three children, Anita Ricci and husband Ron, Gerald Alonso and wife Mattie, and Elaine Lytle and husband Gary. She was loving Nonie to grandchildren Randy Ricci and wife Jane, Robert Ricci and wife Tracy, Jennifer Fitzer and husband Christian, Tanya Lytle, Christopher Alonso and wife Christina, Troy Lytle and wife Susie, and Tara Lytle, and Biz Nonie to her 10 great-grandchildren. Her extended family include sisters, Julia Cordoza and husband Manuel and Alma Alison, sisters-in-law Isabel Alonso, Maria Alonso, and Trini Bidegan, and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Her husband, Antonio Alonso in 1958, and sisters Fautina Lorenzetti and Lea Lovoi preceded Lelia in death.

Lelia attended school in the Yuba City area. She was a Sutter and Yolo County resident for 62 years where she farmed in Sutter Basin with her husband and children while taking care of her family and the family home. Lelia was active with the Saint Paul's Catholic Church, Italian Federation, and her Pedro and Bridge Clubs.

A viewing will be held at Kraft Brothers Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland, Monday, Nov. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m., and a prayer vigil following at 7 p.m. The Catholic Funeral Mass will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. officiated by Father Theodore Gabrielli, S.J., a friend of the family. The burial will immediately follow the mass at the Knights Landing Cemetery.

(A photograph of Lelia Alonso is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 23, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

COTTRELL, CHOPELAS, KRIER, ALLEN, McHUGH

B. June COTTRELL (1924-2003) (obit.)

B. June Cottrell

B. June Cottrell died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 in Sacramento. Born April 9, 1924 Ms. Cottrell was 79.

Ms. Cottrell was a resident of Yolo County for five years. Ms. Cottrell graduated with a BA in music from the University of the pacific before obtaining a teaching credential from the state of California. Ms. Cottrell taught at Sutterville School in Sacramento for 22 years. She was a member of the California Teacher's Association, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter and a member of Daughter's of the Nile.

Ms. Cottrell is survived by her daughter Kathy Chopelas and husband Tony, of Fair Oaks; grandsons, T.J. Chopelas, of Fair Oaks and Sean Chopelas, of Woodland and dearest friend Marylouise Krier of Sacramento.

Ms. Cottrell was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Margaret (McHugh) Allen of Woodland.

The family requests memorials may be sent to the Cancer Society of Northern California.

Services: A visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A private, family only, internment will be scheduled for a later date at Monument Hill Memorial Park.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, November 16, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

GLIDE, SNIDER, COLBY, WILLIAMS, ELLIOT

Thornton S. Glide (? - 1955) (obit.)

“Davis Enterprise,” July 14, 1955:

Funeral Services Held for Thornton S. Glide, Pioneer.

Private funeral services were held at 11 am yesterday in East Lawn Chapel in Sacramento for Thorton (sic) S. Glide, Sr., prominent farmer in Yolo County with large holdings southeast of Davis.

He has worked thousands of acres of land in and west of the by-pass and owned range land in the Winters area.

The son of the late Joseph Henry Glide and Lizzie Snider Glide, daughter of a pioneer Sacramento physician.  Mr. Glide was born in England on His father’s farm in Somersetshire.

Mr. Glide is survived by his wife, Margarette S. Glide, a son, Thornton of Davis, and a daughter, Mrs. Peggy G. Colby; two sisters, Mrs. Seldon Williams and Mrs. Wula Elliot, both of Berkeley, and a grand daughter.

(The above obituary was originally published in the “Davis Enterprise,” July 14, 1955, and was recently presented in the October 2003 issue of the Yolo County Historical Society newsletter.)

 


 

 

GOHRING, DOTSON, BLUEHORSE, KURK

Janell Diane GOHRING (1962-2003) (obit.)

Janell D. Gohring

Janell Diane Gohring of Davis died Oct. 23, 2003. Born March 8, 1962, in Sacramento, she was 41 years old.

She attended Sylvan School District and graduated from Beyer High School in Modesto, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and obtained her master's degree in child development from UC Davis.

She is survived by the family she cherished: her husband Tom and their children Katherine, Ashley and Caroline. She is also survived by her parents, Frank and Lana Dotson; two sisters, Jena Dotson and Judy Bluehorse; and two brothers, Jeff Kurk and Frank Dotson. In addition, she leaves her mother-in-law and father-in-law and numerous relatives.

She was predeceased by her father, James D. Kurk, who died when she was 6.

She was an enthusiastic and dedicated fourth-grade teacher at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School in Davis. Previously, she worked as a short- and long-term substitute teacher in Davis and in Winters.

She cared deeply about her students, and worked long hours professionally, but was most passionately devoted to her family.

She obtained her teaching credential through the Cal Teach program, which enabled her to complete much of her work at home online, on her own time, while staying at home with her children, and she completed her student teaching at Willett Elementary School in Davis.

Teaching was her second career. She previously worked for 14 years as a child life specialist, where she profoundly helped children who were hospitalized for cancer treatment and their families by providing developmental and emotional support.

She engaged with her three active daughters tirelessly in numerous activities in town and in the Bay Area, and volunteered extensively for the Davis Musical Theatre Company, Girl Scouts, Redbud Montessori School and numerous other community activities.

She started the first Davis chapter of the Roots and Shoots organization, which operates under the auspices of the Jane Goodall Institute. She loved children and animals, and with her family, raised a new puppy, Scout, over this past summer.

She also enjoyed music, dining outdoors and traveling to beautiful places, including India, Yosemite, Mendocino and Hawaii. This past spring break, she traveled to Maui with her family, her parents and several other Davis families where her adventures included swimming with sea turtles and a wild ocean rafting ride.

"Janell was caring and compassionate," her family says. "She gave her time and energy selflessly and she will be painfully missed and remembered dearly by all who knew her."

A memorial service will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road.

Friends of the family have established a fund to assist with educational expenses for her children. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Janell Gohring Education Fund, First Northern Bank, 434 Second St., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, October 28, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

 

BRUHN, STAFFORD

Gordon BRUHN (1925-2003) (obit.)

Gordon Bruhn

Mr. Gordon Bruhn passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003 in Sacramento.  Born on March 1, 1925 in Winters, he was 78 years old.

Mr. Bruhn came from a Winters pioneer family.  He was raised in Winters and worked for over 40 years in the family business of manufacturing and selling agricultural pumps.  He has been a resident of Sacramento for the past 15 years.

He is survived by his son, Kurtis Bruhn of Vacaville and a sister, Reva Stafford of Sacramento.

Mr. Bruhn was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberlyn Bruhn and a brother, Meredith Bruhn.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 20, at Smith's Colonial Chapel in Winters.  Pastor Frank Anderson officiated the service.  Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, October 23, 2003, (Yolo County).  Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

 

KILMER, WHITE, WALLACE

 

Kenneth Calvin KILMER, Jr.
 
Kenneth Calvin Kilmer Jr. died on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Sutter General hospital 
in Sacramento at the age of 57.
 
Born in Sacramento, Mr. Kilmer resided within Yolo and Sacramento counties for 49 
years, having attended Sacramento area schools through high school.
 
His career centered on the automotive industry, from ownership of a Gulf station in 
Sacramento, to his position as a parts warehouseman with Good Chevrolet in Sacramento.
 
He is survived by daughter Susan White of Winters; sons David Kilmer of Maxwell and 
Daniel Kilmer of Sacramento; brothers John and James Kilmer, sister Barbara Wallace 
and father Kenneth C. Kilmer Sr. of Sacramento.
 
Preceding him in death was his mother Barbara Kilmer in 1996.
 
Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Services: A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, October 26, 2003, (Woodland, Y
olo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 
Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/   Please note:  I am not 
related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RODRIGUEZ-ALVAREZ
Amalia and Maria Rodriguez-Alvarez
 
Babies Amalia and Maria Rodriguez-Alvarez died at birth on Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, in 
Davis.
 
Amalia and Maria are survived by parents, Juan and Amalia Rodriguez of Sacramento; 
paternal grandmother, Maria Castillo of Woodland; and maternal grandparents, Pedro 
and Amalia Alvarez of Woodland.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.
 
Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Woodland Cemetery 
in Woodland.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, October 2, 2003, (Woodland, 
Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 
711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com.   Please note:  I am 
not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

 

WHITTEMORE, McENERNEY, SPENCER, LONG

Patricia F. WHITTEMORE (1919-2003) (obit.)

Patricia F. Whittemore

Patricia F. Whittemore, a Davis resident for more than 40 years, died Sept. 13, 2003, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. She was 84.

She was born in Galt on March 21, 1919, to Peter and Lela McEnerney. She attended Galt High School, then Sacramento City College, where she earned her associate of arts degree.

In 1940 she married her high school sweetheart, Leland B. Whittemore. They lived briefly in Folsom before moving to Sacramento, where they began their family. In 1952 the couple moved to Davis, and she remained here for the rest of her life.

Patricia enjoyed buying and selling antiques, but her foremost joy was always her family and time shared together.

She was preceded in death by her son Carl L. Whittemore on Jan. 21, 1975, and her husband Leland Whittemore on April 2, 1976, as well as her sister Hattie McEnerney and brother Clare McEnerney.

She is survived by her son, John F. Whittemore of Davis; daughter-in-law Renee Spencer and her husband Tim of Davis; grandchildren Karin Long of Woodland, Ryan Whittemore and his wife Erinn of Davis, Roxanne Eggen and her husband Frankie of Oroville, and Brandon Whittemore of Woodland; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Friday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. No calling hours will be set.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 18, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, http://www.davisenterprise.com/.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


 

 

DAVIS, LAMPKIN, DEAN, McCREA, BROOKS, WILSON

Geordell LaMar DAVIS (1977-2003) (obit.)

Geordell LaMar Davis

Geordell LaMar Davis died in Sacramento on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at age 26.

Born Jan. 1, 1977, in Santa Ana, Mr. Davis had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. He attended Zamora Elementary School, Lee Jr. High School, Woodland High School and Cache Creek High School. He was a self employed car restorer.

Survivors include his father, Robert Davis of Woodland; mother, Christine Lampkin, also of Woodland; daughter, La Shauna LaMar Davis; and son, Geordell LaMar Davis, both of Sacramento; fiancee, Sonjia Dean of Sacramento; brother, Jorell Davis, Jared Lampkin and Jerry (Dee) Lampkin, all of Woodland; sisters, Andrea McCrea and Yolanda Brooks, both of Texas; grandfather, Soloman Davis of Woodland. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Donzella Davis and grandfather, Jerry Wilson.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. today Thursday, at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, also at McNary's Chapel. Service will conclude at the chapel.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 05, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 




REEVES, BREWER, FISH, HILL, JAMES, HOLLAR, ALONZO, QUIGLEY, ALEC

B. Lorraine REEVES (1949-2003) (obit.)

B. Lorraine Reeves

B. Lorraine Reeves died in Sacramento Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at age 54.

Born Aug. 19, 1949 in Fresno, Mrs. Reeves had been a Yolo County resident for 10 years. She was a previous resident of Calaveras County, and worked in home health care for 15 years.

Survivors include her husband, Arylis Reeves of Woodland; son, Robert Fish of Red Bluff; daughter, Shiela Hill of San Angelo, Texas; sisters, Blanche James and husband Don, Belle Hollar and husband Joe, both of Woodland, Yalonda Alonzo and husband Manuel of Madison; brothers, Les Brewer of Madison, Archie Quigley and wife Lucille of Springfield, Ore., and Jake and Betty Quigley of Siloem Springs, Ark.; granddaughter, Cheyenne Fish of Red Bluff; grandsons, Chayton Fish of Red Bluff, Braydon and Triston Hill of San Angelo, Texas. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Eunice Fish in 1966; sister, Lee Alec in 1999; and brother, Charles Quigley in 2000.

The family requests memorials be directed to American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Service of Woodland.

Services: Private family service to be held.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 05, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

 

LEW, JUE

Betty E. LEW (1927-2003) (obit.)

Betty E. Lew

Betty E. Lew of Davis died in a Sacramento hospital surrounded by family on Aug. 21, 2003. She was 76.

She was born July 23, 1927, in San Francisco.

She is survived by her husband, William Lew; her mother, Wong Shee Jue; her sister, Dorothy; brothers, Frank, Jack, Warren and Bill; and children, Karen, Steven, Cindy and Patricia. She is also survived by five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the University Covenant Church, 1715 Anderson Road.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to Sacramento Braille Transcribers Inc., 2791 24th St., Sacramento, CA 95818.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 26, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, http://www.davisenterprise.com .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

 

BARBER,

Robert Anthony BARBER (1943-2003) (obit.)

Robert Anthony Barber

Robert Anthony Barber passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 at home in Sacramento.

Born Feb. 14, 1943, in Woodland, Ca. to the late Betty and Tony Barber. Robert was raised in Woodland and attended the Holy Rosary Academy there and Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, class of 1960. He received an Associate of Arts in Architecture from Menlo College in 1962 and graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Robert was part-owner/operator of Barber-Rowland, Inc. from 1967 through 1986. In the 70's through the mid-1980's he managed in excess of 15,000 acres of owned and leased farm land. He was known by many as a charitable man with a kind soul. Along with his parents, his only sister Sondra preceded him in death. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003 at 10 a.m., Saint Joseph Cemetery, 860 West Street in Woodland, California. Any remembrances should be donated to the charity of choice.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 23, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

 

YARBROUGH, SMITH, LUCITT, EASTON

Olive Rose YARBROUGH (abt. 1917-2003) (obit.)

Olive Rose Yarbrough

Olive Rose Yarbrough died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, at age 86.

Olive resided in the Sacramento and Woodland area most of her life. Olive touched many lives and was loved by all. Family, friends and Bingo were what was most important to her. She worked for and retired from Yolo General Hospital and spent her adult years raising eight children.

Survivors include her sons, Gary and Donna Yarbrough of Shingle Springs, Michael and Lana Yarbrough of Elk Grove, and Steve Yarbrough of Woodland; daughter, Linda and Wayne Smith of Zamora; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three stepsons, Jay, Ron and Don; and brother-in-law, Phil Lucitt. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Ann; son, Kenneth and sisters, Edith Lucitt and Helen Easton.

Services: A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at West Valley Baptist Church in Woodland, 668-1109. Memorials may be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis 95617-1014.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, August 12, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


McDONALD,

 

Douglas B. McDONALD (abt. 1919-2003) (obit.)

Douglas B. McDonald

Douglas B. McDonald died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at age 84.

Mr. McDonald was a native of Woodland where he attended and graduated from grammar and high school. He was the founding partner of McDonald, Saeltzer, Morris, Creegan & Waddock. He graduated from Stanford University in 1942 with a bachelor of arts degree in preparatory and legal education. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. At the onset of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and fought in the South Pacific at Saipan, Bougainville and Guadalcanal.

After the war, he went on to complete his law degree at Stanford University, graduating in 1947. Following graduation from Stanford Law School in 1947, Mr. McDonald's career in law began with the firm of Russell Harris in Sacramento, and from there he moved on to become a partner in Fitzwilliam, Memering & McDonald. In 1962 he left that firm to found the Law Offices of Douglas B. McDonald, the predecessor to the current firm of McDonald, Saeltzer, Morris, Creegan & Waddock.

He served as a Sacramento County settlement conference judge pro tem and as an arbitrator and mediator. He was a member of the Northern California Association of Defense Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was a founding member of Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove. He was also a member of the Sutter Club, the Downtown Sacramento Rotary Club, and All Saints Episcopal Church. He was one of the founding members of the Timberland Association of Home Owners and served as its first president.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Phyllis McDonald; and his two children, D. Scott McDonald of Elk Grove and Joan McDonald of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his father, Judge C. C. McDonald; and his mother Hazel McDonald.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720; American Heart Association, 2007 "O" St., Sacramento,

95814; or the League to Save Lake Tahoe, 955 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, 96150.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harry A. Naumann & Son Funeral Directors of Sacramento.

Services: A private memorial service was held.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 09, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo  County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


ROSSON, ENGLISH, KESSER, ROCHE, BUCKENDORF

Carol Ann ROSSON (1938-2003) (obit.)

Carol Ann Rosson

Carol Ann Rosson died July 11, 2003, in Sacramento. She was 64.

Born July 25, 1938, to Geraldine and Harvey English in Washington, she was the oldest of three children. The family moved to Davis in 1947, and she graduated from Davis High School in 1956. She met her husband, Charles Rosson, while attending UC Davis. They were married Oct. 4, 1958, in Davis. Their first child was born a year later. They spent the next 10 years in San Francisco, where a daughter and son were born. The family moved to Yuba City in 1970, so Charles could begin his medical practice.

She devoted her life to her family. Her interests included playing the piano, reading and sewing. She also enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing and ice skating with her children. She and her daughter were members of a precision ice skating team in Marysville called the Featherettes for several years, competing across Northern California and performing in local ice shows.

Carol later moved to Sacramento, where she earned a bachelor's degree from Cal State Sacramento in 1989.

Over the past 10 years, she became increasingly interested in her artwork. In 1997 she and her sister presented their collages together in Davis in a show called "Sisters." Carol was also a volunteer at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento for several years.

She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, who called her "Nana," and looked forward to family gatherings, especially birthdays.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine Claire English, in 1986.

She is survived by sons Mark Rosson and his wife Trudi, and Michael Rosson and his wife Cari, all of Roseville, daughter Belinda Kesser and her husband Keith of Davis, grandchildren Chase, Tanner and Haleigh Rosson of Roseville and Merek and Quinn Kesser of Davis, father William Harley English of Davis, sister Janet English of Davis and brother Bill English of Ukiah.

She is also survived by niece Jana Roche, her husband Mike and their children, Maren and Max, of Santa Rosa, niece Kirsten Buckendorf of Seattle and nephew Theo Buckenodorf and his wife Kirsten of West Sacramento.

A small family remembrance will be held Saturday at the home of her father.

Memorials may be sent to Christian Children's Fund, Inc., 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond VA 23294-3728.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 18, 2003, (Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, http://www.davisenterprise.com .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


CARROLL, RICHARDSON, KILBORN

Frances Whitman CARROLL (1918-2003) (obit.)

Frances W. Carroll

Frances Whitman Carroll, founder of the International Friendship Committee and a Davis resident for more than 50 years, died July 2, 2003. She was 84.

Born Sept. 18, 1918 in Sacramento, the second of four children, she grew up on the San Francisco Peninsula and graduated from Palo Alto High School. She attended the University of Washington at Spokane, then joined the Red Cross at the start of World War II. It was while she was stationed in Tucson, Ariz., that she met and married Floyd Dale Carroll.

After the war he completed his doctorate at UC Berkeley, then accepted a position as a professor of animal science at UC Davis. They spent the next 54 years together in Davis, until his death in 1998. She moved briefly to Monterey in 2001, returning early this year.

Fran's greatest joys were being with people and traveling, her family said.

She volunteered and entertained on and off campus, and during sabbaticals abroad. She founded the International Friendship Committee, a group to help international students at UCD adjust to life in a new country. She also devoted time to public health organizations, and was particularly interested in helping young women improve the quality of life for themselves and their children through Planned Parenthood.

Fran and her husband traveled extensively during sabbaticals in Sri Lanka, Hawaii, Chile and Australia, visiting more than 20 countries in all. In Honolulu they found what they called their "special place" -- after retiring, they split their time between Hawaii and Davis, where they both enjoyed spending time with students and friends.

She had an indomitable spirit and a kind and hopeful word for everyone, her family said. Never one to complain, she focused instead on encouraging others with her compassion and humor.

Her sister Ann called her a "social director," always planning trips and activities that are now treasured memories for those who took part.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Rich Richardson of Gilroy, and her sister Ann Kilborn of Medford, Ore.

At the request of the deceased, no memorial service will be held.

Donations may be made in memory of Frances and Floyd Carroll to the Animal Science  Memorial Fund. Checks should be made payable to "Regents of the University of California," and sent to Department of Animal Science, attention: department chair, UC Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis CA, 95616-8521.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 18, 2003, (Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, http://www.davisenterprise.com .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


CASTANEDA, SANDOVAL, VILLANUEVA, HERNANDEZ, SOTO, TORRES, LOPEZ

Alfredo S. CASTANEDA (1916-2003) (obit.)

Alfredo S. Castaneda

Alfredo S. Castaneda died at UC Medical Center, Sacramento on Sunday, July 13, 2003, at age 87. Born April 17, 1916, in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico, Mr. Castaneda had been a Yolo County resident for eight years. He was a sheet metal worker for 40 years in Sacramento. Survivors include his daughters, Millie Sandoval and husband Fred of Woodland, and Vickie Villanueva and husband Augustine of Sacramento; sons, Frank Hernandez and wife Molly of Phoenix, Ariz., Luis Soto and wife Charlene of Ethel, Wash., and Joe Soto of Sacramento; 32 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Maria Torres Castaneda; and daughters, Margie Villanueva and Lilly Lopez. The family requests memorials be directed to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A rosary is scheduled to be recited at 7 p.m. today Wednesday, July 16, at Kraft Bros. Chapel. A mass of Christian burial is scheduled to be said at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, with Father Francis Lawlor officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, 6700 21st Ave., Sacramento.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 16, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


FLANERY, MADRID, CAUBLE

Lucian Max FLANERY (1944-2003) (obit.)

Lucian Max Flanery

Lucian Max Flanery died after a brief bout with cancer in Mercy General Hospital on Wednesday, July 10, 2003, at age 58.

Born Aug. 25, 1944, in Vallejo, Mr. Flanery grew up in Woodland and attended Woodland schools. He was the son of Myrt and Lela Flanery, longtime residents of Woodland. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1962 and served a three-year tour of duty in the Army. He was a Spec 5 sergeant, serving in the Special Forces in Germany and Italy. He later earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Sacramento State University and went on to serve in several departments in the state of California. He worked for the Division of Mines and Geology, in the Conservation Department. He had worked as an editor and photographer for Geology Magazine, and also created numerous shows and exhibits for mines and geology. He retired from state service on June 20, 2003. He had lived in Sacramento for the last 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Madrid of Sacramento; stepson, Sean Madrid of Washington; brother, Michael Flanery of Lemen Valley, Nev.; sister, Jan Flanery Cauble of Woodland; nieces, Laura and Alyssa Cauble, also both of Woodland; and numerous aunts; uncles and grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nautilus Society of Sacramento.

Services: A celebration of his life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Woodland, followed by a reception in the social hall.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 13, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


AMEN, KARLSTAD, ELIZONDO, MORELAND, GIGUIERE, BENDER, WITZELBERGER

Hugh Howard AMEN (1933-2003) (obit.)

Hugh Amen

Hugh Howard Amen, age 70, died at home in Woodland on Sunday, July 6, 2003, of diabetes. He was born on March 9, 1933, in Sacramento, the sixth child of Henry and Lydia Amen and grew up on the Ventura Ranch, most of which today is part of the Woodland Industrial Park. Hugh attended local schools, graduating from Woodland High School in 1951 where he excelled in sports and was cocaptain of the 1950 Sac-Joaquin championship football team. He attended Sacramento Junior College before enlisting in the U.S. Navy (1952-1956) where he served aboard the U.S.S. Rogers. Following military service Hugh attended Oregon Technical Institute. He was employed by Yolo County, retiring from the Sheriff's Department in 1984. In retirement Hugh enjoyed traveling, watching his grandchildren participate in various sporting events and restoring his 1954 Ford convertible.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ruth Karlstad Amen, daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Franc Elizondo and Brenda and Tom Moreland; and grandchildren, Ashleigh Ruth Moreland and Wyatt Hugh Moreland, all of Woodland. Also surviving are brothers, Hank and Elmer Amen; sister, Pat Giguiere; sister-in-law, Linda Amen; brother-in-law, Stan Bender; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Amen; sister, Evelyn Bender; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Amen and DeeDee Amen; and his best friend Jack Witzelberger.

A private graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, with Dr. Jerry Pedersen of the Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis 95617.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658.

(A photograph of Hugh Amen is included with this obituary.)

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, July 9, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


PIMENTEL, SILVA, RUDORF

Joe Brazil PIMENTEL (1921-2003) (obit.)

Joe Brazil Pimentel

Joe Brazil Pimentel died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Palm Gardens in Woodland at the age of 81 of cancer. Mr. Pimentel was born on Dec. 9, 1921, in Woodland and was a resident of Sacramento for 30 years before returning to Woodland in 1999. He worked as a truck driver for Hedlund Lumber co., and McLaughn Co. for many years until his retirement. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 71th Division 5th Infantry Regiment European Theater in Germany and France. Mr. Pimentel was a life member of VFW Post 1985 of Woodland, Cabrillo Club No. 26 and a member of Holy Rosary Church. He is survived by his sons, Frank and wife Lena of Peabody, Mass., and Ralph and partner Beth of Sacramento, as well as grandsons, Joseph and Frankie Pimentel of Peabody and Ryan Pimentel of Sacramento. Other survivors include his sisters, Mamie and husband Joe Silva of Woodland, Bertie and husband Jerry Rudorf of Bakersfield; brother, John and wife Dorothy Pimentel of Patterson; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Mary Pimentel, brothers John and James Pimentel and his former wife LaVerne Pimentel.

North Sacramento Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers contributions to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617, and Holy Rosary Church.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, June 30, at Holy Rosary Church in Woodland, with Father John Boll officiating. Interment will follow at Monument Hill Memorial Park in the veteran's area.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, June 25, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


MORLAN, STIRN, GRAF, SPIEGEL, THOMAS, QUINLEY, PLOCHER, WASSLER

Frances Charlotte MORLAN (1911-2003)

Frances Morlan  (obit.)

Frances Charlotte Morlan died on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at the Laurel Creek Health Centerin Fairfield where she had resided the last three years. The cause of death was Alzheimer's Diseases. Mrs. Morlan was the last of four children born to Sophie and Charles Stirn, and was born April 7, 1911 in Sacramento, Ca. When Fran was age 10 she moved to Winters with her family who owned and operated a bakery there. Fran said she worked in the bakery at the counter though she wasn't tall enough to see over.

Mrs. Morlan attended grade and high schools in Winters. At Winters High School she was an athlete, participating in tennis, and for four years she ws active in both basketball and baseball. She won many trophies throughout her high school years for her proficiency in typing. She used that skill as the business manager of "The Poppy" yearbook in 1928.

She graduated from Winters High School in 1929, and returned to Sacramento where she was employed by the California Western States Life Insurance Company. She was later employed by Heieck Supply in Sacramento.

As a young woman Mrs. Morlan continued her love of sports, becoming a multi-sport talent over the years. She was a member of the California Western States Life ladies softball team for many years, including 1937 when the team won the Sacramento City Championship. She was a long-time member of the German Turn Verein women's basketball team in Sacramento, and was a participant in 1934 and 1935 when the team won the Municipal Basketball League Championship. In addition, she was a participant on the women's Turn Verein 1942 volleyball team which won the Municipal Volleyball League Championship. Other sports in which she participated include swimming, diving, gymnastics, and badminton. During these same years she performed in vaudeville using dancing and acting talents she initially developed during high school. In later life she developed an interest in golf and was a member first of the Del Paso Heights Country Club in Sacramento, and later in the Yolo Fliers Club of Woodland. She was especially proud of her hole-in-one at the Yolo Fliers Club, Hole No. 7 for 127 yards on May 16, 1978.

Mrs. Morlan and her husband, Norval, were high school classmates who, after an intervening period, renewed their relationship and married in March 1963. They lived in Carmichael until 1974 when they retired to Woodland. In addition to Mrs. Morlan's affiliation with Yolo Fliers Club she was a long-time member of the Woodland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Holy Rosary Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norval in 1987; and by her brother, Alfred Stirn; and sisters Clemence Graf and Louise Spiegel. She is survived by nephews Alfred Graf and wife Kay of Winters, and Alfred C. Stirn and wife Charlene of Orangevale, and her nieces, Barbara Thomas and husband Jack of Winters, and Gail Quinley and husband Richard of Sacramento. Further, she is survived by her sister-in-law Wilda Plocher of Sacramento; her cousin, Yvonne Wassler of Nothalten, France; and by numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in the Winters Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may send them to the Alzheimer's Association, 2222 Watt Ave., Suite D-1, Sacramento, Ca. 95825; or to the donor's favorite charity.

Smith's Colonial Chapel of Winters is assisting with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, June 16, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)


BARRETO-WOODS, BARRETO, WOODS

 

Stephanie Kathleen BARRETO-WOODS (1988-2003) (obit.)

 

Stephanie Barreto-Woods

 

Stephanie Kathleen Barreto-Woods died June 1, 2003, surrounded by loved ones in her

Sacramento home. She was 14.

 

Born Dec. 20, 1988, in San Jose, she lived in Davis from the time she was 10 until she was

13. She attended Patwin Elementary School and Emerson Junior High School.

 

Though diagnosed with a brain tumor, Stephanie remained positive, her family said. Always

full of life, she loved her family and friends, and was a fan of pop music -- Corey Clark of

"American Idol" fame visited her less than a month before her death.

 

She is survived by her mother Kathleen and stepfather Everett Woods, her twin sister

Jacqueline, sister Samantha and brother Thomas, sister-in-law Alisha, niece Makana, great

aunts Mary and Margaret, uncle Matt, cousins and friends.

 

The viewing is today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home, 3601 Fifth Ave., in

Sacramento. A funeral will be held Thursday at Greater St. Stephen Baptist Church, 6380 63rd

St., Sacramento.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, June 5, 2003, (Yolo County, California).

Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616,

http://www.davisenterprise.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above,

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KREBS, DUNCAN, FRANKLIN, WARD, LINDSTROM, WALDO

 

Ward C. KREBS (1913-2003) (obit.)

 

Ward C. Krebs

 

Ward C. Krebs died Monday, June 2, 2003, at age 90. Born Feb. 21, 1913 in Sacramento to

Harry G. and Lillis N. Krebs, Mr. Krebs grew up in Sacramento where he graduated from

Sacramento High School and Sacramento Junior College. He graduated from Stanford

University in 1934 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He worked for California

State Relief Administration, and the American Trust Company, now Wells Fargo Bank, as a

messenger. He retired in 1978. He served in several positions with the Boys Scouts, first as

president of the Bay Area Council and later of Western Region. He was also a member of the

Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew in San Mateo, where he served a term as senior warden.

He married Eleanor Blauth Duncan on Sept. 11, 1937 in the Stanford Chapel. They were

married for 54 years and had one child, until she died in 1992. He later married Dorothy Weil

Franklin.

 

Survivors include his son, Robert 'Rob' Krebs and his wife, Anne of Lake Forest, Ill.; and their

children, Robert Ward, Elisabeth Lindstrom and Duncan Lindstrom Krebs; sister, Nancy Waldo

of Greeley, Colo.; and four nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wives,

Eleanor Blauth Duncan, in 1992 and Dorothy Weil Franklin in 1999; and his brother, Swanston

Krebs. The family requests memorials be directed to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1 So. El

Camino Real, San Mateo, 94401. Arrangements are under the direction of Crosby-N. Gray &

Co. Funeral Directors of Burlingame.

 

Services: Private services will be held.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, June 05, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo

County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St.,

Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the

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John C. TUCKER (1948-2003)

 

John C. Tucker

 

John C. Tucker of Rancho Cordova died March 7, 2003, at the UC Davis Medical Center. He

was 55.

 

He was born March 28, 1948, in Woodland to Katrine J. and John M. Tucker.

 

Preceded in death by his mother, in 1988, he is survived by his father, a Davis resident, and

brother Peter A. Tucker, sister Carolyn M. Tucker and nephew Carson S. Mack, all of

Sacramento.

 

A private ceremony was held at Davis Cemetery, with arrangements by Davis Funeral Chapel.

 

A donation may be made in John C. Tucker's name to the United Cerebral Palsy Association,

191 Lathrop Way, Suite N, Sacramento CA 95815 or by phone at (916) 565-7700.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, May 28, 2003, (Yolo County,

California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis,

CA 95616, http://www.davisenterprise.com   Please note:  I am not related to the family

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EDGINGTON, SUTTEER, YOUTZ, RIED, SOUZA, JONES, CORONA, DORTHALINA,

MILTON, SMITH, MOODY

 

Kerrell "Babe" W. EDGINGTON (1927-2003) (obit.)

 

Kerrell "Babe" W. Edgington

 

Kerrell "Babe" W. Edgington born Sept. 3, 1927 in Sacramento died Saturday, May 3, 2003 in Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 75.

 

He lived in Yolo County all of his adult life and made Woodland his home. He loved to hunt, fish and go camping. He loved to cook and have barbecue's with his family and friends.

 

Mr. Edgington served a tour of duty in the Navy during WW II as a radio man 3rd Class aboard the U.S.S. Mobile from Oct. 15, 1943 to April 18, 1946. He belonged to the VFW and the American Legion. Mr. Edgington drove truck for A. W. Hays and worked as bartender for the Shanty until he retired in 1989.

 

Mr. Edgington is survived by his wife, Etta Richardson Edgington. Daughters, Joyce Edgington, Patty Sutteer and husband George, Debbie Youtz and boyfriend Patrick Ried.  Sons, Michael Edgington, Dan Edgington and Tim Edgington. Nine grandchildren, Michael Edgington II, Robin

Souza, Rick Jones and Kari Youtz, Danielle Dorthalina, Ben and Jaimi Edgington and Tashina Corona and Casey Sutteer. Five great-grandchildren, Mariah and Kaylee Corona, Hailie Dorthalina, Shayne and Haley Souza.  He is also survived by his sister, Gertrude Milton; brother, David Edgington and wife Gail; and sister-in-law, Gerry Edgington; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Thomas Edgington; infant grandson, Thomas Jones; parents, George and Hazel Edgington; brothers, Harold and James Edgington; and sisters, Betty Smith, Nell Moody and Faith Edgington.

 

A graveside service will be held at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto Friday, May 9, 2003, at 2 p.m.

 

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

(A photograph of Mr. Edgington is included with this obituary.)

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, May 08, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com    Please note:  I am not related to the

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RICHARDSON, FREITAS

 

Thomas Henry RICHARDSON (1946-2003) (obit.)

 

Thomas H. Richardson

 

Thomas Henry Richardson of Davis, a kind, thoughtful and generous man, died suddenly on April 26, 2003. Born Sept. 4, 1946, in Lodi to Charles and Alleen Richardson, he grew up in Isleton and graduated from Rio Vista High School, Cal State Chico and was a member of the Sig Ep fraternity.

 

He had a depth of knowledge and experience. He was actively involved with Cooperative Community Energy, served as a consultant in various management capacities, was a strong supporter of Boy Scouts of America, an inspired Sunday school teacher, a dynamic leader of Adventure Unlimited youth group, and an active father in support of his sons.

 

He was a skilled hot-air balloon pilot, served as mayor of Crestone, Colo., and was a dedicated member of the Christian Science Church in Davis.

 

He was the devoted husband of Laurie Q. Richardson, and the loving father of Christian and Ryan Richardson, whom he adored.

 

Other survivors include his sister, Rhoda Freitas, brother-in-law Leonard Freitas, nephews and niece Tom, Zack and Robyn Freitas of San Antonio; sister-in-law Dolores Richardson and nephews Greg and David Richardson of Northern California.

 

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Veterans' Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Richardson Children's Education Fund, c/o First Northern Bank, 434 Second St., Davis, CA 95616, or Adventure Unlimited 5201 South Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, May 6, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616,

http://www.davisenterprise.com .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

BAIRD, STEPHENS, WEST, PECKHAM, BRADBURY, BEST, STEPHENS

 

Aloise "Tuffy" STEPHENS BAIRD (1917-2003) (obit.)

 

Aloise "Tuffy" Stephens Baird

 

Aloise "Tuffy" Stephens Baird died in Carmichael Monday, April 28, 2003,

at age 86.

 

Born April 23, 1917 in Woodland, Ca., Mrs. Baird was one of five children born to Lawrence H. and Bertie A. Stephens. She resided in Carmichael for the past 36 years. She was a native of California and attended the Holy Rosary Academy in Woodland, and UC Berkeley where she

was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She was an harpist. She was a member of the Carmichael Geranium Club.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Baird West; son, William Forrest Baird III; granddaughter Annalise Baird; sisters, Bertie Bruce, Antoinette Peckham and Susie Bradbury; sister-in-law, Bernice Best; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Forrest Baird Jr.; and brother, Lawrence A. Stephens.

 

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

 

Services: A mass and celebration is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 5057 Cottage Way in Carmichael. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Woodland Cemetery, 800 West St., Woodland.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday May 03, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the

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SCHIMMEL, VERMEER, SCHEFFER

 

Arie SCHIMMEL (1914-2003) (obit.)

 

Arie Schimmel

 

Arie Schimmel died on April 28, 2003, at the Sacramento home of his daughter, Ardys Schimmel, with his wife of 63 years and other family members at his bedside. He was 88 years old. The cause of his death was congestive heart failure.

 

Born on Aug. 20, 1914, on a farm southeast of Sioux Center, Iowa, he was the son of Albert and Dena (Vermeer) Schimmel. He graduated from rural school in 1928 and began farming with his father. In 1933 he moved with his parents to a farm two miles southeast of Sioux Center, where he lived for the next 43 years.

 

On June 8, 1939, he married Magdalene Scheffer in the Carmel Reformed Church.

 

The couple moved to a home on acreage on his parent's farm near Sioux Center. In 1951 his family exchanged homes with his parents and he and his wife lived there until 1976, when they moved to Sioux Center. In 1993 they moved to Davis, to be near family. They resided here until

March 2003, when they moved to The Atrium retirement home in Carmichael.

 

After marrying, Arie owned and operated corn shellers and farmed with his father. He also operated a threshing machine for Wandscheer Brothers for a number of years. In 1944, he sold his corn shellers, expanded his farming operation, and started milking, developing a purebred Aryshire dairy herd. After selling his herd in 1959, he expanded his cattle and hog operation. He retired from daily farming when he moved to Sioux Center.

 

During his years of farming, he was active in the Farm Bureau. On two different occasions, his family hosted International Farm Youth exchange students: the first, Kees Perdock from the Netherlands, spent a year with the Schimmel family in 1954 and 1955; the second, Gopal Krishna,

spent the summer of 1958.

 

Arie became a 4-H club leader in 1950. He was a member of the Sioux County Youth Fair board and was its president during its years of expansion and a move to a new site. From 1958 to 1983, he was a salesman for DeKalb seed corn.

 

In 1974 he was appointed to the Sioux County Board of Supervisors, filling a vacancy. He was elected in successive elections until retiring in 1992, serving as board chairman for many years.

 

In his free time he played and managed for softball teams, and he liked to hunt and fish. An active sports fan, he followed the Sioux Center High School and Northwestern College athletic teams. After moving to California, he became an avid San Francisco Giants and 49ers fan, as

well as a Sacramento Kings supporter. He enjoyed family gatherings, and he was exceedingly fond of his grandchildren.

 

An active member of the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center until 1990, he and his wife then helped organize Sioux Center's New Life Reformed Church. In Davis, he joined the Davis Community Church. At his death, his membership was being transferred to Christ Community Church in Carmichael.

 

He is survived by his wife and his four children, Allan of Philadelphia, Pa.; Leon of Davis; Ardys of Sacramento; and Nancy of Salem, Ore. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Harriet W. Vermeer.

 

In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated upon his death.

 

A memorial service will be held at Christ Community Church on Saturday, June 14, at 10:30 a.m. The family requests that contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made in his name to the New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, May 4, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616,

http://www.davisenterprise.com .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

MARTINEZ,

 

Christopher F. "Chris" MARTINEZ

 

Christopher F. "Chris" Martinez

 

Chris Martinez, a lifelong resident of Winters, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at U. C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, from cancer.  Born on Dec. 11, 1965 in Sacramento to Tony and Frances Martinez, he was 37 years old.

 

Chris attended school in Dixon and graduated from Dixon High School.  He worked for several years for Wells Fargo Bank as an ATM repairman.  His last employment was with AT&T in the collections division.

 

Chris is survived by his parents, Tony and Frances Martinez of Winters, his brother Joe Martinez of Winters and his sister Rosemarie Martinez of Clearlake.  Chris also leaves numerous other relatives.

 

The rosary was held on Monday, April 14 at Smith's Colonial Chapel.  The funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, April 15 at St. Anthony Catholic Church.  Burial followed at the Winters Cemetery.

 

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, April 24, 2003, (Yolo County).  Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this

family.)

 


 

AUCLAIR,

 

Nicole AUCLAIR (1981-2003) (obit.)

 

Nicole Auclair

 

Nicole Auclair, a 1999 Davis High School graduate, died on March 29, 2003, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 21.

 

Born on Sept. 30, 1981, in Sacramento, she spent the first three years of her life in Davis. Her family moved to Santa Barbara, then Colorado, before returning in 1987. She attended Valley Oak Elementary, St. James Elementary, Holmes Junior High and Davis High School.

 

She began taking piano lessons at age 6 and remained active in both music and theater throughout her life. At Davis High School she participated in the Jazz Choir, Jazz Band and Orchestra and served on the high school's Drama Advisory Board. She also participated in many

musical theater productions both inside and outside of school.

 

After she graduated from DHS, her family moved to Walnut Creek and she enrolled at UC Santa Cruz.

 

In February 2002, doctors diagnosed her with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer. She survived nearly nine months of heavy treatment and a stem-cell transplant, and her cancer was declared in remission during the fall of 2002. She returned to college during the winter quarter of

2003, intent on graduating in 2004. Then her cancer resurfaced in February.

 

She is survived by her parents, Margli and Philippe Auclair, and her younger sister, Mikaela.

 

Her family has planned a memorial service and celebration of her life for 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Diablo Unitarian Church in Walnut Creek.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Nicole's memory to "The Nicole Auclair Memorial Music Scholarship Fund." Checks may be made out to "UCSC Foundation/Nicole Auclair Fund" and mailed to University of California, Santa Cruz, Attn: Arts Development, Porter College D-164, University of California, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA

95064.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday April 23, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, http://www.davisenterprise.com .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

MANTAY, MANKEY, LORENZ

 

Michele MANTAY (1956-2003) (obit.)

 

Michele Mantay

 

Michele Mantay passed away in her sleep at her Davis home on April 8, 2003. She leaves her beloved friend, Fred W. Lorenz, and her mother, Marilyn M. Mantay of Davis. Her father, William R. Mantay, predeceased her.

 

Born in Sacramento on June 21, 1956, she was 46 years old.

 

Wheelchair-transported for many years, she and her service dogs -- first Nestor and then Vishnu -- became a familiar sight in the community from 1981, when she enrolled at UC Davis. It was her great pleasure as a student to sing in the University Chorus and to work with children in the early childhood education center.

 

She earned a bachelor's degree in human development with a minor in music. She also earned a master's degree in education with an emphasis on child life at Mills College and completed her internship in child life at the UC Davis Medical Center.

 

A bird-raising hobby went public when she sat behind her table selling quail eggs at the Davis Farmers' Market. Failing health eventually curtailed her activities but did not diminish her love of friends, of children, of nature, music -- and shopping. Nor did she lose courage during a long illness.

 

Besides her loved family and friends in Davis, Michele Mantay leaves her aunt and uncle, Frances and Tom Mankey of North Hollywood, and many cousins. Her cousin, Robin Mankey of Redwood City, is joining Davis friends to plan a celebration of her life at the Gazebo in the UC Davis Arboretum, on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. Interment is planned at the Davis Cemetery.

 

Gifts in memory of Michele Mantay may be made to the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. in Davis. In future, children without money of their own would be able to use "Michele's money" to shop in the Children's Secret Store during the Art Center's annual Holiday Sale.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, April 15, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616,

http://www.davisenterprise.com/ .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 


 

WILLIAMS, MANZITTO, VELLINES

 

Edward Stanford WILLIAMS (1930-2003) (obit.)

 

Edward Stanford Williams

 

Edward Stanford Williams died in his Capay Valley home Saturday, April 5, 2003, at age 72.

 

Born Dec. 19, 1930, in Sacramento, Mr. Williams worked for state printing plant for California in 1954. He later became a pressman and retired in 1995. He served in the U.S. Navy.

 

Survivors include his wife, Frances Williams of Capay; brother, L.C. Williams of Sacramento; niece, Janet Manzitto of Manteca; nephews, James Williams of Seattle, Wash., Goegory Vellines and Russel Vellines, both of Sacramento; and Steven Vellines of Cottage Grove, Ore.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

 

Services: Graveside services is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Capay Cemetery.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, April 08, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the

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STEUBING, FENNER, ZAMECNIK, HENDRICKS

 

Margaret Anne (FENNER) STEUBING (1940-2003) (obit.)

 

Margaret A. (Fenner) Steubing

 

Margaret Anne (Fenner) Steubing died on April 3, 2003, in Carmichael, just two days after her 42nd wedding anniversary to her best friend and husband Bud Steubing.

 

Born in Toronto, Canada, on Feb. 16, 1940, she was 63 years old.

 

Her greatest gift was her compassion for her family and for everyone she met. She had the uncanny ability to make people feel unique. When she was with you, you were the most important person in the world. She had a real affinity for children. She firmly believed that youths should have a safe place to stay. Based on this belief, she never locked her front door and over time, many youths, mostly teenagers, would walk to the Steubing house for lunch, or just come over to talk to her about their

problems.

 

This therapist role carried over to her work as founder and owner of Davis Time for Travel. Many of her clients would just come in to talk. As one client told her, "You know more about my family than I do!"

 

Life was her adventure. An avid traveler, she spent time exploring Europe and Asia, and loved spontaneous trips with her family and friends to catch something exciting happening near her own back yard. She loved to read, enjoyed the theater, voraciously followed politics and humanitarian issues, and supported local artists, art organizations, children's charities, and other local causes.

 

Most of all, her passion and love was for her husband and children. Family gatherings, hanging out and talking with her kids, and trips to their summer home at Six-Mile Lake in Canada were priceless and highly treasured moments to her.

 

She began her career as the youngest manager for Mohawk Airlines while living with her husband in Rochester, N.Y. The family moved to Davis in 1966, and she worked for American Airlines. She was active in the Davis Parent Nursery School and various community groups such as STEAC.

 

She graduated with honors from UC Davis in 1981 with a degree in sociology. After graduation, she became a social worker and made it a practice to bring clients (usually children from broken homes) to the Steubing house for love and family life. On many occasions, they stayed for months and even years.

 

In 1983, she founded Davis Time for Travel, a local travel agency now operated by daughter Heather Zamecnik in Davis. She retired in 1997.

 

She is survived by husband Bud Steubing of Woodland, children Heather Anne Zamecnik and her children Jacob Alan Zamecnik and Kayla Anne Zamecnik of Dixon, Bruce Steubing and his wife Debra Steubing of Carmichael, Susan Steubing of Carmichael, Michael Steubing of Woodland, and parents Margaret and Bruce Fenner of Toronto, and sister Barbara Hendricks of Toronto.

 

An open house celebration to honor her life will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Heather Zamecnik's residence, 1620 Miwok Court in Dixon.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the children's charity of the donor's choice.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 10, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616,

http://www.davisenterprise.com/ .  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

 

NIEHAUS, EDWARDS, ANDERSON, STOTTS, WALKER

 

Harry NIEHAUS (1918-2003) (obit.)

 

Harry Niehaus

 

Harry Niehaus died on Thursday, April 3, 2003, at age 84.

 

Born Aug. 18, 1918, in Sacramento, Mr. Niehaus was married to Reta Niehaus on Valentine's Day 1975 and resided in Woodland. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a member of the 184th Infantry Regiment of the 7th Infantry Division. Participated in

Aleutian, Kwajalien, Leyte and Okinawa Campaigns. He was a part member of the Woodland Elks Lodge, American Legion and had been active with his sons in the Boy Scouts of America and the Knights of Columbus. Citations included, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

 

Survivors include his wife, Reta Niehaus of Woodland; daughters, Judi Edwards and her husband Denis of Medford, Ore., and Kathy Anderson and husband Jim of Sacramento; sons, David Stotts of Chico, Chris Niehaus of Vacaville, Jim Niehaus and wife Evelyn of Sacramento, and Tom Niehaus and his wife Brenda of Orangevale; 10 grandchildren; and brother, William Walker of San Diego.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

 

Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 434 Cleveland St., Woodland.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, April 05, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com   Please note:  I am not related to the

family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 

 


 

 

CAMPOS, GARCIA

 

Angelo Gonzalo CAMPOS (1932-2003) (obit.)

 

Angelo Gonzalo Campos

 

Angelo Gonzalo Campos died in Sacramento Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at age 71.

 

Born July 22, 1932, in Esparto, Mr. Campos had been a Yolo County resident most of his life. He was the son of the late Christabol Mendez Campos and Alice Garcia.

 

Survivors include his brothers, Chris Campos of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and James Campos of Auburn.

 

The family requests memorials be directed to Heart and Lung Foundation.

 

Services: Military interment was held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 12, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/   Please note:  I am not related to the

family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 

 


 

STEWART, MARTIN

 

David Jeremy STEWART (1977-2003) (obit.)

 

David Jeremy Stewart

 

David Jeremy Stewart died in Sacramento Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at age 25.

 

Born Aug. 8, 1977, in Sacramento, Mr. Stewart had been a Yolo County resident for 23 years. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1995. He worked for Costco in Sacramento.

 

Survivors include his parents, Tom and Carol Stewart of Sacramento, brothers, Scott Stewart and wife April of Rancho Cordova and Seith Stewart of Sacramento; grandmother, Joy Martin of Woodland; nephew, Cailin Stewart; niece, Ashlyn Stewart, both of Rancho Cordova. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Clara Stewart of Woodland; and grandfather, Al Martin, also of Woodland.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

 

Services: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at New Testament Church, 108 W. Woodland Ave. There will be a gathering after the service at a location to be announced.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 11, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

PECKHAM, SPIVA, TANDY

 

Jack Robert PECKHAM (1963-2003) (obit.)

 

Jack Robert Peckham

 

Jack Robert Peckham died Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at age 39.

 

Born Dec. 5, 1963 in Sacramento, Mr. Peckham was the son of the late David and Ellen Peckham. He lived in Yolo County all of his life. He attended school in Madison and Esparto. He also attended and graduated from Motorcycle Mechanics College in Arizona. He married on March 1, 2003.

 

Survivors include his wife Liz; daughters, Nichole and Jennifer Peckham; sisters, Myrna Spiva, Darci Lewis and Debbie Peckham. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Albert and Ellen Tandy.

 

The family requests memorials be directed to the trust for Mr. Peckham's daughters at Washington Mutual Bank, 1224 E. Gibson Road, Woodland. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

 

Services: Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 10, 2003, at McNary's Chapel. Graveside services will be held at Cottonwood Cemetery on Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 11, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

PENDLETON, CLARK, DURST, AYERS, ENGLISH, BESS, SMITH, ROWE, OLIVEROS,

SUTTON, VAN METER, SIMON

 

David J. PENDLETON (1941-2003) (obit.)

 

David J. Pendleton

 

David J. Pendleton died in his home in Hartford, Kan., Saturday, March 8, 2003, at age 61.

 

Born Nov. 28, 1941, in Sacramento, Mr. Pendleton was employed by Johnson's Farm Machinery in Woodland for 18 years. He was the son of the late Veren Pendleton and Muriel Clark Pendleton Durst. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was ordained as a deacon on May 16, 1954. He married on Aug. 25, 1974 in Reno, Nev.

 

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Kay (Ayers) Pendleton of Hartford, Kan.; father, Louis Durst of Rio Linda; daughters, Katrina English of West Sacramento, and Debbie Bess and husband Davis; sons, Raymond Smith, Robert Smith and wife Loretta, all of Hartford, Kan., and Perry Rowe of

Woodland; brothers, Richard Pendleton of Chico, Dennis Pendleton and wife Jackie of West Sacramento, Joseph Oliveros and wife Marilyn of Carmichael, and Frank Oliveros of West Sacramento; sisters, Catherine Sutton and husband Bob of Ripon, and Rebecca Van Meter and husband

Dennis of Willits; grandsons, Richard and Adam Smith of Hartford, Kan.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Larry, Ralph and Donnie Pendleton; and daughter, Jennifer Simon.

 

The family requests memorials be directed to Harford State Bank which can be sent in care of Charter Funerals-Emporia Chapel, 501 W. 6th Ave., Emporia, Kan., 66801.

 

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Emporia, Kan. There will be a service at 2 p.m. with Bishop Adam Starr officiating.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 11, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/   Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 

 


 

MAYORAL, WHITLEY, SALAZAR, MACHADO

 

Jose MAYORAL (1957-2003) (obit.)

 

Jose Mayoral

 

Jose Mayoral died in Sacramento Wednesday, March 4, 2003, at age 45.

 

Born July 18, 1957, in Sacramento, Mr. Mayoral had been a Dixon resident all of his life. He worked for Mayoral Bros. as a farm labor supervisor.

 

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Mayoral; daughters, Joanna Mayoral and Allison Mayoral; son, Michael Mayoral; mother and father, Julieta and Rosendo Mayoral, all of Dixon; sisters, Grace Whitley of San Diego, and Mary Salazar and husband Javier of Manteca; brothers, Victor Mayoral of Dixon, and Jaime Mayoral and wife Melissa of San Antonio, Texas; grandmother, Estela C. Mayoral and great-aunt, Maria Machado of Dixon.

 

The family requests memorials be directed to Dixon Little League, P.O. Box 1356, Dixon, 95620. Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home of Dixon.

 

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10 at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon, with a Rosary to be said at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Dixon, with Father

Maurice O'Brien officiating. Interment immediately following the service will be at Silveyville Cemetery.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 8, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/   Please note:  I am not related to the

family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

MERWIN, LEISER, CHASKO, FJORD, DANA, BOWERS

 

Warren Reuben MERWIN (1937-2003) (obit.)

 

Warren Reuben Merwin

 

Warren Reuben Merwin died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003 from complications of Frontotemporal Dementia.

 

Warren was born Jan. 9, 1937 in Sacramento, the son of Reuben E. and Mabel B. Merwin of Clarksburg. He attended Clarksburg schools and the University of California at Davis where he was a member of the Cal Kappa Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and The R.O.T.C. He graduated with a BS degree in Agricultural Production. After six months Army duty, he joined

the family farm of Merwin and Yelland in Reclamation District 999, Clarksburg, then grew processing tomatoes for Rudy Volz before joining his brother, Darrell as Merwin Farms, Inc. He was an active Delta farmer for 40 years during which time he served two years as President of The

Yolo County Farm Bureau, four years as District 16 Director of The California Farm Bureau Federation and Board member of the California Tomato Growers Association. He retired in 1999 after farming with his sons as Gaffney Farms, Inc. Community activities included Sunday School

teacher, River Ringers (Bells) and Trustee of The Clarksburg Community Church; Clarksburg Library Board and Troop 83, BSA where he received his Eagle Scout Award and earned the Silver Beaver Award for Outstanding Service to Youth in 1980. Warren was a 30 year member of The South Sacramento Rotary Club and Paul Harris Fellow.

 

He is survived by his college sweetheart and wife of 43 years, Katherine and his sons, also Eagle Scouts, Robert his wife Elizabeth of Sacramento and David his wife Karlin of Clarksburg and his dear grandchildren, Jordan and Cecily; Jackson and Madeline. Also survived by his brother

Darrell wife Joy Ann and sister Shirley Dana Leiser her husband Andrew and five nieces and nephews: Jeanne Chasko, Gary Merwin, Carolyn Fjord, Jim and Steve Dana. Dear brother-in-law of Stewart Bowers and wife Joyce of Orinda and uncle to Stewart, Barton and Byron.

 

A memorial service celebrating Warren's life will be held Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. at the Clarksburg Community Church, 52910 Netherlands Road, Clarksburg. Private interment. Memorials may be sent to the Golden Empire District, BSA; California Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund; or Rotary Foundation.

 

Harry A. Nauman & Son of Sacramento is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 8, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/   Please note:  I am not related to the

family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 

 

 


 

SOLORZANO, JIMENEZ

 

Cecil Cruz SOLORZANO Sr. (?-2003) (obit.)

 

Cecil Cruz Solorzano Sr.

 

Cecil Cruz Solorzano Sr. died in Woodland Saturday, March 1, 2003.

 

Born in Sacramento, Mr. Solorzano had been a Yolo County resident for 30 years. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was self taught musician. He was a long time volunteer for Woodland's Senior Center.

 

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Betty Solorzano of Woodland; sons, Cecil Cruz Solorzano Jr., Jimmie Cruz Solorzano, Richard Cruz Solorzano; and daughter, Deborah Lynn Solorzano; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Francisca Jimenez; brother, Val Solorzano; aunt Clara; and great grandson, Alexander Van Horn.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

 

Services: Private burial is scheduled at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland. No service are scheduled.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 05, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

NAKAMURA, SHIMAMOTO, HABARA, SHIROKOMA, KANDA, UYEDA

 

Hatsuye (SHIMAMOTO) NAKAMURA (1916-2003) (obit.)

 

Hatsuye (Shimamoto) Nakamura

 

Hatsuye (Shimamoto) Nakamura of Woodland passed away in her home on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the age of 86. Born in Isleton, Ca. on April 8, 1916, Mrs. Nakamura has been a resident of Woodland for 60 years.

 

When she was a child, her family returned to their small farm in Kiri Kushi, Japan, where she was raised and attended school. She worked on the family farm, and in 1940 returned to California and married Dick R. Nakamura of Woodland. During WWII, they were interned in the Japanese relocation camp in Amache, Colo. Together they raised six children in Woodland: Louise, Jerry, Pearl, Tom, David, and Alan. She was a devoted wife and mother for the remainder of her life.

 

She is survived by her husband of 63 years; her brothers, George Shimamoto of Irvine, Texas, William Shimamoto and wife Alice of El Cerrito; sisters, Misao Habara and Mitsuno Shirokoma of Japan; children, Louise Kanda and husband Shigeo of Chico, Jerry Nakamura and wife Carole of Sunnyvale, Bob Uyeda (Pearl's husband) of Sacramento, Tom Nakamura of Woodland, David Nakamura and wife Peggy of Carmichael, and Alan Nakamura and wife Carrie of Woodland; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A private memorial service was held on Sunday, March 2, at the Sacramento Buddhist Church. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family of Hatsuye Nakamura requests that donations be made to the Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento 95818; or to the charity of donor's choice.

 

McNary's Chapel of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, March 04, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

LaPORTA, ALEXANDER

 

Cynthia Jane Alexander LaPORTA (1961-2002) (obit.)

 

Cynthia Jane Alexander LaPorta

 

Cynthia Jane Alexander LaPorta died Dec. 7, 2002. She was 41 years old.

 

Ms. LaPorta was born in Sacramento. She had been a resident of Woodland from 1964 to 1976.

 

She is survived by her two children Matthew Alexander LaPorta and Jessica Diane LaPorta; her mother Leslie Alexander, father Alex "Babe" Alexander, sisters Susan and Laura, as well as by numerous nephews and nieces.

 

Services: A memorial Mass was held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Burien, Seattle, Wash.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 27, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

ANDERSON, WOOD, LUDWIG

 

Delbert Lee ANDERSON (1934-2003) (obit.)

 

Delbert Lee Anderson

 

Delbert Lee Anderson born in Sacramento on Dec. 29, 1934. He passed away at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at age 68.

 

Del was born and raised in Sacramento, and attended Sacramento High School. His mother's families, descended from Joel and Emmarine Clark Wood who came to Capay Valley in 1850, were early settlers in Yolo County. Del has been a resident of Woodland for the past seven years. He served four years in the Navy during the Korean conflict. Del's career as a California Highway Patrolman spanned 22 years. He retired as a sergeant in the South Sacramento office. While his sons were growing up, Del became very involved in the Boy Scouts of America. He loved sports of all kinds and was a very competitive participant He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having served as a bishop, a branch president while serving a full-time mission in New York City, a temple worker and many other callings.

 

Del is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Fern Anderson. He is also survived by his five children; Dean Anderson of Washington, D.C., Duane Anderson of Sacramento, Mark Anderson of Woodland, Brent Anderson of Miami, Fla. and Denise Ludwig of Yuba City. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, one great-grandson, as well as numerous other family members. His brothers, Joel and Dale Anderson, preceded him in death.

 

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 850 Pioneer Avenue, Woodland.

 

Contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, February 20, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

WACKER, MAZINGO, PEARSON, SHANNON, EMRIE, DOWELL, MILLER

 

Linda Marie WACKER (1955-2003) (obit.)

 

Linda Marie Wacker

 

Linda Marie Wacker died in Modesto on Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at age 47.

 

Born Sept. 21, 1955, in Sacramento, Ms. Wacker had been a Yolo County resident for 20 years. She was a Woodland resident for two years. She had a stained glass shop and gave lessons. When she moved to Sacramento she became a sales representative for lighting company. She grew up in Broderick.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Desiree Mazingo and husband Travis of Maui; granddaughter Nevaeh; sisters, Diana Pearson and husband Dean of Woodland, Kathy Shannon and husband Brian of Modesto and Joan Emrie and husband Steven of St. Louis; brothers, Mike Dowell and wife Edie of St. Louis and Roger Miller and wife Ann of Ozarks; five nieces and four nephews.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Elk Grove Funeral Chapel.

 

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today Wednesday, Feb. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Funeral service is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at 9101 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove.

 

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 12, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  <http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

FRESHWATER, PIERCE

 

Bonnie Jean FRESHWATER (1916-2002) (obit.)

 

Bonnie Jean Freshwater

 

Bonnie Jean Freshwater died in Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at age 86.

 

Born April 21, 1916, in Wenatchee, Wash., Mrs. Freshwater was the daughter of the late Clayton M. and Olive Pierce.

 

Mrs. Freshwater was a resident of Sacramento at the time of her death. She lived in Woodland for several years and worked at The Daily Democrat as a columnist and as the Women's Page editor, retiring in 1977 after several years of work. She served on the Woodland Library Board and was a founding member of the Rose Club.

 

She is survived by her sons, Philip C. Freshwater and wife Jeanne of Elk Grove, and Jeremy Freshwater and wife Jackie of Brigham City, Utah.

 

Mrs. Freshwater was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Philip C. Freshwater; and daughter, Kathryn.

 

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Second Street and Lincoln Avenue in Woodland.

 

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

A fee has been paid to reprint this obituary.

 

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Jan 02, 2003, (Woodland, Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.  < http://www.dailydemocrat.com/>  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 

From the “Winters Express) (print edition) (Jan 2003 to and including March 6, 2003)

 


 

REYNOLDS, THURBER, COCHRAN, NESS, ARROYAVE, VAN DOREN, SIMSEK, WATERMAN, WOLFSKILL

 

Sarah Thurber REYNOLDS (1913-2002) (obit.)

 

Sarah Thurber Reynolds

 

Sarah Thurber Reynolds passed away on May 20, 2002, at the Sierra Health Facility in Davis.  Born on July 27, 1913 in Sacramento, she was 88 years old.

 

Sarah was a descendent of two prominent pioneer families of Northern Solano County - the Wolfskills and the Thurbers.  She was the valedictorian of the Winters High School class of 1931 and a 1935 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.  She was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, Thalian Players and Little Theater.  Sarah taught English at Woodland High School and began her real estate career in 1970.  She was a real estate broker and owner of Reynolds Realty until 1996 when she was disabled by a stroke.  She was active in the Republican Party, the Woodland Historical Society, the Woodland Opera House and the Native Daughters of the Golden West.  She was an avid gardener and traveler, having lived in Turkey in the 1950s.  She enjoyed photography and cooking, which was evident in her many awards and ribbons.

 

Sarah is survived by her children, Sargent T. Reynolds and wife Lynn, Ransome W. Reynolds and his wife Joyce, Christine Reynolds Rose and her husband Jim, all of Woodland; Anne S. Reynolds, Nancy Reynolds Cochran and husband Sam of Sacramento; grandchildren Dana Ness and husband and Andy James, Ryan, Brandon and Darrin Bird, Rachelle Reynolds Arroyave; nephew Terry Thurber and wife Lora; niece Vivian Van Doren and husband Charles; grand-nieces Janelle Thurber and Kerry Van Doren and grand-nephew Jason Van Doren.  She is also survived by extended family members Mike and Mikki Simsek, Omar and Robin Simsek and Zeynep Simsek of Corona del Mar.

 

Her parents Rufus Waterman Thurber and Nancy Wolfskill Thurber, devoted husband of 57 years, Sargent M. Reynolds, a son William Rufus Reynolds and brother Kenneth Waterman Thurber, preceded her in death.

 

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 42 Roman Court, Woodland.  Remembrances may be made to the American Stroke Association, Woodland Opera House, Youth Summer Theater Camp Program or the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

McNary's Chapel is assisting with the arrangements.

 

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, May 30, 2002, (Yolo County).  Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


 

McBRIDE, SIKES, DAVIS

 

Jean Sikes McBRIDE (1916-2002) (obit.)

 

Jean Sikes McBride

 

Jean Sikes McBride, sister of Winters resident Dorothy Davis and a long time Citrus Heights resident, died in Yuba City, Saturday, Feb. 2, at the age of 85.  She was a fourth generation California and twelfth generation American with ancestors in the Jamestown, Virginia settlement in 1607 and on the Mayflower in 1620.

 

She was born on a farm established by her grandfather in the Tremont District of Solano County.  She graduated from the San Jose Normal School (now San Jose State University), in 1937 and taught school in Kelseyville and Lincoln before marrying Thomas (Sandy) McBride and moving to Antelope.

 

She continued teaching in the Citrus Heights schools for several more years, before retiring to continue her service to children as a leader in PTA, Cub Scouts, 4-H, as well as serving as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent at the First Presbyterian Church in Roseville.  She and Sandy were also long-time sponsors of the church Mariners Club for couples.  In addition, she was a member of the Antelope Sewing Club for 58 years.

 

Mrs. McBride is survived by her sons Donald Thomas McBride of New Jersey and Dale Gene McBride of Yuba City; grandchildren Sean Thomas McBride of Incline, Nevada, Kathryn Suzanne McBride of Davis and Thomas Jonathan McBride of Boston, Massachusetts.  Among other extended family she leaves her nephew, Dr. Bill Davis of Winters.

 

A memorial service was held Saturday, February 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Roseville, proceeded by a private burial.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winters Healthcare Foundation Inc., 7 Main Street, Winters, California 95694 or the American Cancer Society.

 

(Obituary from the "Winters Express," Thursday, February 14, 2002, (Yolo County).  Submitted with the permission of the "Winters Express," 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 

From the “Davis Enterprise” (online edition) (Jan 2003 to and including March 6, 2003)

 


 

SMOLICH, MERGELL, CRONAN, STELL

 

Matthew C. SMOLICH (1925-2003) (obit.)

 

Matthew C. Smolich

 

Sacramento native Matthew C. Smolich died on Jan. 21, 2003, in Sacramento. Born on June 1, 1925, he was 77 years old.

 

He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1943 and served as a bombardier in World War II. After the service, he was a member of the Sacramento Fire Department before going into the baking business. Starting in 1958, he worked on various projects in Alaska where he met his wife Virginia. He retired in 1989 and lived in Davis.

 

His brother, Joseph Smolich, preceded him in death.

 

He is survived by wife, Ginny Smolich; daughters, Becky Mergell, Sandy Mergell and Diane Cronan and her husband Timothy; brother, Andrew Smolich; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Smolich and Doris Smolich; grandchildren, Jennifer and Michelle Cronan; niece, Christine Stell; and nephews, James and Robert Smolich.

 

Visitation was Thursday at W.F. Gormley & Sons in Sacramento. A Mass of Christian Burial was planned this morning at St. Francis Church in Sacramento. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.

 

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, January 25, 2003, (Yolo County, California).  Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>.  Please note:  I am not related to the family listed above, and I do not have any further information on this family.)

 

 


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