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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)

 

(From January 14, 2004 to and including September 03, 2004)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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HAMAKAWA, SUMIDA, YAMAMOTO, HAMAKAWA-ISERI, ISERI
 
Edward Shigeo HAMAKAWA (1924-2004) (obit.)
 
Edward Shigeo Hamakawa
 
Edward Shigeo Hamakawa passed away at his
Sacramento home on July 24, 2004. At 79, he joined his beloved and sorely missed wife of 48-years, Bessie, who passed away five years ago.
 
He was born to Mojiro and Yae Hamakawa, on
Oct. 19, 1924, in Winters.
 
After graduating from
Winters High School in 1942, Mr. Hamakawa was a decorated US Army, MIS translator-interpreter serving in Manila, Japan and Korea with the 306th HQ Intel & 24th Corps. A 43-year career with the Dept. of Army in Sacramento as inspector, followed. Earlier he was assigned to the Amache, Colorado Internment camp. Mr. Hamakawa was active with the VFW Nisei Post 8985, Boys Scouts Troop 250, Bocho Doshi Kai and many others. He valued family and friends and enjoyed road trips, abalone diving, golf, gambling, fishing and partying.
 
He is survived by his brother Bill and his wife, Mayumi; sister Terry Sumida and her husband, Bob; sons Charles and David and his wife, Sherma; daughters Evelyn Yamamoto and her husband, Alan, Tammy Hamakawa-Iseri and her husband, Andy; grandchildren Lee, Jaime and Corryn Hamakawa, Tom, Emily and Michael Yamamoto, and pup Poko. His caregiver Rachael Vete and family made Mr. Hamakawa's final year much better. He is survived by many friends but joins many others.
 
Family and friends were invited to gather at VFW Nisei Hall on Aug. 7, to celebrate his fulfilling life. Services were private at his request.
 
(Obituary from the "Winters Express,"
Thursday, August 12, 2004, (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.)

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RUSSICK, MYERS, PETTIT, RUSSICK-SMITH, SMITH, HEATH, SENWICK
 
Robert F. RUSSICK (1926-2004) (obit.)
 
Robert F. Russick

Robert Russick died peacefully at his
Sacramento home on Sept. 9, 2004, surrounded by family.

Born
Dec. 9, 1926 in Santa Ana, he was 77.

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and spent time working for the Berkeley Fire Department. In 1968, he moved to
Davis, where he worked as a contractor. He was a building inspector at UC Davis for 20 years.

Moving to
Sacramento in 1989, he retired from UC Davis two years later. Upon retirement, he worked in the Coast Guard Reserve in Sacramento. His family says he loved telling stories and jokes.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Russick; children, Mary Myers of Goshen, N.Y., Anne Pettit of Sacramento, Robert Russick of Williams, Jane Russick-Smith of West Minster, Colo., Meg Heath of Summerville, S.C., and Susan Senwick of Summerville, S.C.

He is further survived by 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at
1 p.m. Friday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the
Natomas Charter Performing & Fine Art Academy.
 
(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Thursday, September 16, 2004, (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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GEE, ASHEAVAI, WOO, LOW
 
Lucy GEE (abt. 1931-2004) (obit.)
 
Lucy Gee

Lucy Gee died
Aug. 26, 2004, in Sacramento. She was 73.

A native of
El Paso, Texas, she lived in Sacramento for the past 52 years. She and her family opened State Market in Davis in 1928 and operated the popular grocery at five sites in town. State Market closed in January 2003, making way for Cost Plus World Market.

Her family described her as a wonderful wife, loving mom, caring grandmother and good friend. She always gave her best in everything she did, and made everyone feel special by giving them her time, they said.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bert Gee of Sacramento; three sons, Brian and his wife Kathy of Arbuckle, Derrick and his wife Rochelle of Rocklin, and Curtis and his wife Marj of Sacramento; six brothers, Baho Asheavai and his wife Mary of Los Angeles, Harry Woo and his wife Florence of Los Angeles, Jack Woo and his wife Bernice of Fair Oaks, Frank Woo and his wife Diane of Alhambra, Richard Low and his wife Susie of Arcadia, and David Woo of Monterey Park; a sister, Joyce Woo of Monterey Park; and grandchildren Kimberly, Timothy, Stephen, Austin, Jennelle, Ellee and Casee Gee.

Friends are invited to the visitation at
10 a.m. Saturday at the Liberty Towers Church of the Nazarene, 5132 Elkhorn Blvd., Sacramento. A funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Private entombment will follow.

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

Memorials or gifts may be sent in her memory to the Gee Family Charitable Gift Fund for Missions,
P.O. Box 3075, Southeastern, PA 19398-9917.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 1, 2004, (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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MILLER, OLMO
 
Charles R. (''Dick") MILLER (1925-2004) (obit.)
 
Charles R. Miller
Charles R. (''Dick") Miller died on
Aug. 18, 2004, at age 79. He was born on April 25, 1925, and was raised in Davis.

He graduated from
Davis High School in 1943 and spent his working career in the agricultural engineering department at UC Davis.

His father had been the volunteer fire chief in
Davis who also ran a small electrical repair and appliance store.

Miller most recently lived in
Carmichael. He was predeceased by a brother, Jack Miller, and a sister, Helen Olmo.

He will be interred at the
Davis Cemetery. At his request, no services will be held.
 
(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Monday, August 30, 2004 , (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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BROWN, STRONG, LAWLOR, SAUNDERS, ROHLFES
 
Margery L. BROWN (1937-2004) (obit.)
 
Margery L. Brown
 
Margery L. Brown of
Sacramento died Aug. 11, 2004, in Sarasota, Fla. She was 67.
 
Born
Jan. 5, 1937, in Laguna Beach, she was a Yolo County resident for 30 years.
 
She graduated from
San Jose State in 1958 with a bachelor's degree in education.
 
She became a
Woodland resident in 1962. In 1972, she moved to Davis, where she resided until 1992, when she moved to Sacramento.
 
She was a longtime employee in the radiology department at the UC Davis Medical Center in
Sacramento. She was a member of the Sacramento Vorlage Ski Club.
 
She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Monica Strong and her husband Glenn of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kimberly Lawlor and her husband Dave from Sarasota, Fla.; brother Richard Saunders and his family of Laguna Beach; grandchildren Kelsey and Nicholas Strong, and Matthew and Brandon Lawlor; and loving companion Gerald Rohlfes of Sacramento.
 
A graveside service will be held today in Corona del Mar. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday at
3 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Road in Sacramento.
 
(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Friday, August 20, 2004, (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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SABBADINI
 
Alex SABBADINI (1916-2004) (obit.)
 
Alex Sabbadini
 
Alex Sabbadini died Aug. 4, 2004, in Davis.
 
He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Rome, Italy. A veteran of the European theater in World War II, he received a Purple Heart.
 
He was a professional fine arts appraiser and auctioneer in Sacramento for 46 years, and served as international president of the American Society of Appraisers and achieved status as a Fellow.
 
During his years as a prominent Sacramento businessman, he devoted countless hours to community service. He used his fine arts appraisal and auctioneering skills to volunteer for the annual KVIE fund-raising auction, various Crocker Art Gallery events, McGeorge School of Law, American Cancer Society and many other organizations.
 
Sabbadini was a board member of the Sacramento Symphony Association and the Sacramento Opera Guild. He served the Boy Scouts of America and the Big Brothers and Sisters. He was the recipient of Sacramento's PTA Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
He was a cancer survivor and volunteered his time to the Sacramento Ostomy Society by counseling other cancer patients in adjusting to normal life.
 
He made Davis his home for the past eight years at Covell Gardens and Sierra Health Care. He was known for his charm, sense of humor and genuine love for family, friends and country.
 
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elaine Judy Dreyfus, in 1977.
 
He is survived by his sons, Roger of San Diego and Steve of Woodland; daughters-in-law, Gail and Nancy; grandchildren, Amy Scott, Alex, Camille and Nick; and sisters, Emilia and Fernanda of Rome.
 
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the exceptional staff at Sierra Health Care for their compassionate professionalism.
 
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis.
 
Remembrances in his name may be made to Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento, CA 95814.
 
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday, August 7, 2004, (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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BOZAICH, WARNER, MAKOWSKY
 
Mark "Mike" A. BOZAICH (1922-2004) (obit.)
 
Mark A. Bozaich
 
Mark "Mike" A. Bozaich, a 51-year resident of Davis, died July 22, 2004, at his Davis home after a lengthy illness. He was 82.
 
Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Sacramento, he was a 1940 graduate of Sacramento High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
 
Bozaich owned and operated the Sacramento Auto Truck Co. for more than 50 years and was an active member of the California Trucking Association. He was also a member of the Slavic-American Social Club and Sons of Cortula Society and was an avid golfer and photographer.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Betty Warner Bozaich.
 
He is survived by his children, Mark Bozaich and his wife Lisa of Citrus Heights, Anne Makowsky and her husband Max of Cape Cod, Mass., and Glen Bozaich of Davis; and brothers, Marvin Bozaich of Hayward and Daniel Bozaich of Wilton.
 
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.
 
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014.
 
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, July 26, 2004, (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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MILLER, OGNER, GEDEON, FRANCISCO, OLMO
 
Charles Richard "Dick" MILLER (1925-2004) (obit.)

Charles Richard "Dick" Miller

Charles Richard "Dick" Miller died peacefully in his home Carmichael on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 at age 79.

Mr. Miller was born April 25, 1925, "Picnic Day," on the UC Davis campus to the late Frances Marie Flack Miller and John Dow Miller Jr. He was a resident of Davis until 1970, when he moved to Woodland. He served during World War II in the Navy. He was employed by UCD in the agricultural engineering department, and was a volunteer in the Davis Fire Department. In addition, he was the original owner and operator of the Davis Answering Service.

Survivors include Mr. Miller's daughters Linda Ogner of Woodland, and Rita Miller of West Sacramento, his son, Charles Edward Miller of Nehalem, Ore., his brother John D. "Jack" Miller III, his grandchildren Margaret and husband John Gedeon of San Diego, Blair Francisco and Emily Francisco of Sacramento, and great-granddaughter Hannah Gedeon of San Diego and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Frances Miller Olmo and his second wife, Laurella Alderson Miller.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mr. Miller's no services were scheduled. Inurnment was with his parents at Davis Cemetery.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, September 10, 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.)

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JULL, NOEL, JOHNSON, SCHOMMER, ERICKSON, JULL-JOHNSON, PATTERSON, MORGAN

Marguerite Anna NOEL JULL (1912-2004) (obit.)

Marguerite Anna Noel Jull

Marguerite Anna Noel Jull died at Davis Sierra Health Care Hospital Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 at age 92.

Mrs. Jull was born May 20, 1912 in Sacramento to Eva and Frank Noel and had been a Yolo County resident since 1936. She was a secretary for the state of California, Woodland High School and UC Davis Library prior to her retirement. In addition, she a 50-year member of Yolo Chapter No. 60, Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron in 1971. She served on the council of Job's Daughters and the Rainbow for Girls. She was also a charter member of the Needles and Friends Quilting Group at the senior center, a volunteer for Yolo County and the City of Woodland, and a member of the Woodland United Methodist Church.

Survivors include Mrs. Jull's daughters, Yvonne J. Johnson of Woodland, Sharon Ann Jull and her partner Donna Schommer and Judy J. Jull Erickson and her husband Erick all of Sacramento. She is also survived by her grandsons Daniel Erickson and his wife Stacey, Mark Erickson and his wife Nikki, all of Sacramento, David Jull-Johnson and his partner Stephen Patterson of Alameda, and Michael Johnson and his partner George Morgan of San Jose, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harley Edward Jull and her son-in-law, Kenneth Edward Johnson.

The family requests memorials in Mrs. Jull's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617-1014.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 at Woodland Cemetery and will be conducted by Yolo Chapter No. 60, Order of the Eastern Star. McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, September 8, 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.)

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BEEGHLY, STADTMULLER, MERRITT, SCHLOCKER, REYN
 
Daniel Irving BEEGHLY (1942-2004) (obit.)
 
Daniel Irving Beeghly

Daniel Irving Beeghly passed away unexpectedly at his mother's home in Woodland, at the age of 61, on Aug. 22, 2004. He was born Sept. 6, 1942 to Irving and Rowena Stadtmuller Beeghly. A third generation Californian, he was the grandson of Daniel and Rowena Stadtmuller, and great-grandson of Albert Augustus Merritt and his wife Harriett Jane Bullard.

Upon graduation from Woodland High School in 1960, Dan entered UC Davis graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1964. He then earned a master's degree in mathematics at University of California at Berkeley. Dan married Pamela Schlocker of San Carlos in 1967 and together they moved to Dearborn, Mich. where he was employed by the Ford Motor Company, Computer Division for over 30 years. Dan retired in 1999 and has lived in Sacramento for the last two years. Dan was a kind and sensitive man who will be missed by all who knew him.

His wife Pamela, his mother Rowena, who is 96, his sister Barbara Reyn and brother-in-law William of Redwood City survive Dan. Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland. Donations in Dan's memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Woodland or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658 or by contacting http://www.legacy.com.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 4, 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.)

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LINCOLN, WARNOCK, MURRAY, MONTGOMERY
 
Chester Hansen LINCOLN (1923-2004) (obit.)
 
Chester Hansen Lincoln
 
Chester Hansen Lincoln died in Sacramento Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at age 80.
 
Mr. Lincoln was born Oct. 30, 1923 in McCabe, Mont. to the late Kristian and Christine Olsen Lincoln and had been a Yolo County resident for 17 years. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served as a training pilot during World War II. He was part-owner of DeVille Homes, building homes in the Sacramento area.
 
Survivors include Mr. Lincoln's wife of 37 years, Ann M. Lincoln of God River; his sons Thomas Lincoln and his wife Lynda of Sacramento; Richard Lincoln, his wife Christine and David Lincoln, all of Rancho Cordova; daughters Virginia Warnock and her husband Stephen of Lorain, Ohio; and Janet Murray of Emigrant Gap. He is also survived by sister-in-law Helen Lincoln of Walnut Creek, half-brother James and his wife Karen of Sacramento, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Judy Montgomery and stepmother Lois Lincoln.
 
The family requests memorials in Mr. Lincoln's name be directed to the charity of donor's choice.
 
Services: Visitation is scheduled for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Kraft Bros. Chapel, 175 Second St., Woodland. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. with interment following at Woodland Cemetery. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, August 27, 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.)

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SHAMSHOIAN, BANNISTER, THISTLETON, GILES
 
Mab E. SHAMSHOIAN (1914-2004) (obit.)
 
Mab E. Shamshoian
 
Passed away in the UC Retirement Center in Davis Aug. 18, 2004 at the age of 90. She was born in San Francisco Jan. 9, 1914 to the late William and Mabel (Thistleton) Bannister.
 
Mrs. Shamshoian attended Lowell High School, Pasadena Junior College and St. Luke's School of Nursing in San Francisco. She received her bachelor of science in public health from UC Berkeley and her bachelor of arts degree in sociology at UC Davis.
 
While working with the State of California Department of Public Health, Mab met and married Haig Shamshoian in 1940. During his tour of duty in World War II, she returned to San Francisco and continued to work as a PHN. When Haig returned from France after the war, they spent some time living on Army bases in Kansas and Texas. Then at last, in 1946, the two native Californians headed home to San Francisco. Their only child, a daughter, Harriet Ann was born in Sacramento in 1946.
 
Mab most likely wanted to stay in San Francisco, but her husband had a new job to oversee the construction and be chief administrator of the Yolo County Housing Authority, which was the first low-rent housing program for non-migrant workers in California.
Mab kept herself busy working with the blood bank for the Red Cross and worked with the hospital auxiliary as a volunteer. She was a member of Episcopal Women, Republican Women, Shakespeare Club and Outlook. She was a wonderful cook and she played bridge and mah jong. Mab was an avid reader and the library would call her when a new book arrived they thought she would like to read.
 
Mab returned to college at UC Davis while raising her daughter and attained another degree. She returned to full-time nursing at Yolo General Hospital while her daughter was in college.
 
Mrs. Shamshoian is survived by her daughter, Harriet Giles and husband Richard and her granddaughter, Elyse, all of The Woodlands, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Haig Shamshoian in 1988.
 
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Second and Lincoln Streets, Woodland at 2 p.m.
 
Memorials may be directed to Yolo Hospice or St. Luke's Episcopal Memorial Fund. McNary's Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 21, 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.)

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YEAGER, McKINNEY, FITTS, CAMPOS
 
Lee Arthur YEAGER (1958-2004) (obit.)
 
Lee Arthur Yeager
 
Lee Arthur Yeager died in Woodland on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at age 46.
 
Mr. Yeager was born March 26, 1958 in Sacramento to Harry and June McKinney Yeager. Mr. Yeager had been a Yolo County resident for three years. He graduated from Hiram W. Johnson High School and Sacramento City College and was previously employed by the California State Railroad Museum as a restoration consultant of locomotives. He was also well known as a train modeler and artist.
 
Survivors include Mr. Yeager's wife, Tammy Fitts Yeager, sons Jacob and Joshua Campos, all of West Sacramento, his daughter, Jennifer Campos of Sacramento and his parents, Harry and June McKinney Yeager of Sacramento. He is also survived by his brother Robert Yeager and his wife Susan of Sacramento, his sister Christine Yeager of Seattle, and his mother-in-law Rose Fitts of Woodland.
 
Memorial contributions in Mr. Yeager's name may be directed to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, or the State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, 95814.
 
Services: A memorial celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20 at Calvary Chapel, at the corner of East Main and Pioneer Ave., Woodland with Pastor John Withem officiating. In keeping with Mr. Yeager's wishes, interment at Monument Hill Memorial Park in Woodland, will be private. Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 19, 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.)

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BARCELLOS, MARTINEZ, THOMPSON
 
Patricia Alma BARCELLOS ( ? - 2004) (obit.)
 
Patricia Alma Barcellos
 
Patricia Alma Barcellos died Aug. 14, 2004 in Elk Grove. Loving wife of 63 years to Louis Barcellos. Beloved mother of Glenn, Dale, Bernard, Chris and Robert Barcellos, Ellen Martinez, Mark Barcellos and Faith Thompson. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Formerly of Santa Clara County for the first 46 years of her life, she resided in Lodi from 1968 to 1998 and resided in Woodland, then Elk Grove from 1998 until 2004. Friends are welcome for visitation, Thursday, noon until 8 p.m. with the vigil beginning at 7 p.m. at the Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. The funeral liturgy will be Friday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Five Wounds Portuguese National Catholic Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in San Jose. Remembrances are preferred to Pregnancy Support Group, 30 Main St., Suite B, Woodland, 95695, phone: 661-6333 or to Respect Life, 1105 N. Lincoln, Stockton, 95204.
 
(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 18, 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.)

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LAUGENOUR, RAFFETTO, MORRISON, JIMERFIELD
 
Wilmoth ("Willi") Louise LAUGENOUR (1921-2004) (obit.)
 
Wilmoth Louise Laugenour
 
Funeral Notice
 
Wilmoth Laugenour died at her home on
Sunday, July 4, 2004, with her children at her bedside. She was 82 years old.
 
Born on
Aug. 25, 1921, in Fremont, Neb., Willi moved to Woodland when she was 2 years old. She attended Dingle Elementary and Woodland High schools, graduating in 1939. She got to know her future husband, Eugene Laugenour Jr., while they both sang in the church choir, and later were married in San Francisco.
 
As a married woman and mother, Willi believed in being resourceful, living a clean life, and doing things with her family. Many activities throughout her life were centered around the family home in
Sacramento, or Fremont Presbyterian Church. Willi had an amazing spirit about her, and was always ready for some sort of adventure. She enjoyed her life and the many people that she met along the way. Her favorite treat was a Vic's extra-thick milkshake, or a good dinner at the Pheasant Club.
 
Wilmoth was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Laugenour Jr., on
April 7, 2001. She is survived by her three children, Stephen Laugenour and wife Teri of Woodland, Susan Raffetto and husband Peter of Sacramento and David Laugenour and wife Debbie of Auburn.
 
She is also survived by grandchildren Sean Morrison and wife Mollie, Kelly Laugenour and husband Josh Jimerfield, Jill Laugenour, Tom and Mark Laugenour, Mike and Katie Raffetto, and great, granddaughter Moseley Morrison.
 
A private, family burial was held Thursday, July 8, at Mary's Cemetery in rural
Yolo County.
 
A memorial service is scheduled for
1 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento.
 
The family requests memorials to be directed to Young Life Sacramento.
 
Klumpp Funeral Home of Sacramento is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
(A photograph of Wilmoth Laugenour is included with this obituary.)
 
(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 11, 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.)

 

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PETERSON,

Mary W. PETERSON (1922-2004) (obit.)

Mary W. Peterson

Mary W. Peterson died
July 3, 2004, in her home in Sacramento. She was 81 years old.

Born in Sugar Notch,
Pa., on Oct. 11, 1922, she lived in Davis from 1965 until 1990, when she moved to Sacramento.

She was preceded in death by her son, David M. Peterson, in 1999 and her husband, George D. Peterson Jr., in 1989.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Peterson of Sacramento; grandson, Michael L. Peterson, his wife Kerri and two great-grandsons, Grant and Eric, of Roseville; grandson, George L. Peterson of Sacramento; and daughter-in-law, Carmen Peterson of Davis.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral. A private family memorial is planned.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Thursday, July 8, 2004, (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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PEEK, WRIGHTSCHWARZ, VALE, NITSCHKE

Reese Faber PEEK (1923-2004) (obit.)

R. Faber Peek

Reese Faber Peek, known as Faber to family and friends, died in his sleep at home on
June 28, 2004. He was 80 years old.

Born
Nov. 11, 1923, he was a fourth-generation Sacramentan. Growing up in east Sacramento, he graduated from Sacramento High School in 1941 and married his high school sweetheart, Jan Wright Peek, who died in 1984.

Faber served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II as an airplane mechanic. After the war, he completed his college education at UC Berkeley and San Jose State College.

A treasured accomplishment in Faber's life was rowing No. 4 in an eight-man shell for UC Berkeley from 1945 to 1947.

His long and illustrious teaching career began at
California Junior High School in Sacramento where he taught metal shop and math. Later, he continued teaching at Geothe Junior High, becoming a most beloved and sought-after guidance counselor.

His students remember him most for his wonderful sense of humor, his favorite saying - "OK4U?" - and his easygoing nature. His marriage to
Frances in 1985 was his rebirth and he thrived on their 20-year love affair.

He charmed all who came in contact with him. Some of the things he cherished most were the cabin he built at Lake Tahoe, playing piano, singing barbershop music, fly fishing on the Truckee River, trips to Bodega Bay, creating pieces of art, puttering around in his workshop, being the father of his family, hot fudge sundaes, butter with corn on the cob, Uncle Rol's biscuits with gravy and ordering .56 pounds of salmon at the grocery store.

His family and friends love him dearly and will miss him more than can be said.

He is survived by his wife, Frances, of
Davis; daughters Nondra (Noni) of Sacramento and Nori of Roseville; grandchildren Jeni Schwarz of Colorado Springs, Colo., Rindi Vale of Sacramento, Jaci Nitschke of Roseville and Corey Nitschke of Chico; great-granddaughter Emi Vale; brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Jerrie Peek of Davis; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and reception to celebrate his life will begin at
11 a.m. Saturday at the home of his brother Neal, 27459 Oakside Drive in Davis.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 2, 2004, (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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BAKER,

Lynda Genevieve BAKER (1961-2004) (obit.)

Lynda G. Baker

Lynda Genevieve Baker died
June 5, 2004. She was 42.

Born
Sept. 20, 1961, in Sacramento, her family moved to Davis when she was 3 years old. She attended local schools, and music was always an important part of her life. She began playing the viola in grade school. In junior high she played flute in the orchestra. She started voice lessons at that time and was in the Concert Choir, and performed in a number of school musicals.

While attending
Davis High School, she was a member of the youth choir at Davis Community Church under the direction of Rachel Kessler. In 1979, her senior year, she was pleased to be accepted into the Madrigals and performed under the direction of Richard Brunelle.

While she was very humble about her academic achievements, her family is proud to share that Lynda was on the dean's list during her time at UC Davis.

In the early 1980s she moved to
Sacramento. She continued her interest in music by learning to play guitar. She began to perform her original songs at open mike nights in Sacramento and the Bay Area.

Her loss is keenly felt at the Sacramento Bee, where she worked for the last 14 years. She was grateful to work for a company that was so supportive and caring of its employees and where she made dear friends. She touched many lives at the Bee and they have tenderly shared their sorrow and sympathy with her family.

She was preceded in death by her oldest sister, Janice, in 1996.

She is survived by her mother, Clarice of Davis; father, Douglas and wife Patty of Wilton; brother, John and his wife Judi of Chicago; sisters, Liz and Laura and her husband Frank of Davis; and nieces and nephews, Jessica, Isaac, Billy, Anny, Julian, Jillian, Noelle and Olivia. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at
11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. in Davis. Memorial contributions may be made to Davis High School Music Department. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Saturday, June 12, 2004, (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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TAUZER, HERBERT, BREWER, GIBSON, FOWLER

Suzanne Faye (HERBERT) TAUZER (1924-2004) (obit.)

Suzanne Faye (Herbert) Tauzer

Suzanne Faye (Herbert) Tauzer died, after an extended battle with pulmonary fibrosis, in her
Woodland home Sunday, May 30, 2004, at age 80.

Born
March 4, 1924, in Long Beach, Mrs. Tauzer had been a Yolo County resident for 16 years. She grew up in Rialto, and resided in Sacramento from 1956 to 1972, before relocating to Davis.

Survivors include her daughters, Andrea Fowler Brewer of
Fair Oaks, and Linda Fowler Gilson of El Dorado Hills; and grandchildren, Elisa Brewer and Darren Brewer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, William J. Tauzer, in January.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo County Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

Services: A celebration of Suzanne's life is scheduled on Thursday, June 10, in El Dorado Hills. Call (916) 616-6355 for information.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, June 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.)

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HARBERT, JACON, BARGER-HARBERT, BARGER, SCHNELTING, PAGE

Gregory Jacon HARBERT (1948-2004) (obit.)

Gregory J. Harbert

Gregory Jacon Harbert of Rosebud, Mo., died May 14, 2004, at his home, surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer. He was 55 years old.

He was born
May 22, 1948, in Sacramento, the first son of Richard Wayne Harbert of Eugene, Ore., and Charlotte Georgette Jacon of Paris. The family moved to Davis in 1960 where he attended local schools and graduated from Davis High School in 1966.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972. After the Navy, he returned to
Davis for a while and worked at Del's Fix-It Shop.

He married Kathleen Marie Barger of
Webster Groves, Mo., on June 4, 1977, and moved to their Rosebud farm in 1979. There they raised two children and together founded Herbal Maid Fiber Farm. He worked for many years at the Owensville Small Engine Shop.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Georgette Harbert of Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Marie Barger-Harbert; son, Andrew Boehm Harbert; daughter, Josephine Doron Schnelting; two granddaughters, Hannah Irene Schnelting and Samantha Raine Schnelting; and in-laws Jack and Delores Page, all of Missouri.

He is also surviving by his brother, Bruce McHenry Harbert and his wife Sherry Lynn Harbert of
Chico, and their six children.

"He will be dearly missed by many family and friends in the
U.S. and Europe," his family said.

A memorial will be in June at the home of Jack and Delores Page of Rosebud,
Mo.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 24, 2004, 2004, (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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Alex Gerardo TRUJILLO (1966-2004) (obit.)

Alex G. Trujillo

Alex Gerardo
Trujillo died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at his home in Sacramento. Born Dec. 8, 1966, in Puerto Montt, Chile, he was 37 years old.

The son of a political refugee from
Chile, he came to the United States at age 9 and attended elementary, junior high and high schools in Davis, graduating in 1986. At the time of his death, he was in the process of completing his accounting degree at Consumnes River College in Sacramento. He also had a passion for history, photography and human rights issues, his family said.

Trujillo is survived by his parents, Carlos and Edith Amanda Trujillo of Sacramento; his sister Marcela, brother-in-law Ron, and nieces Nicole Rose and Amanda Rae, all of Stockton. He also is survived by several relatives in Puerto Montt and La Calera, Chile.

Memorial service arrangements are still being made and will be announced at a later date.

The family asks that contributions in
Trujillo's name be directed to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California, 1624 Franklin St., Suite 900, Oakland, CA 94612; or at www.epilepsynorcal.org.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 24, 2004, 2004, (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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MILLER, MAITA, NELSON, McGEE

David Nelson MILLER (1948-2004) (obit.)

David N. Miller

David Nelson Miller died in
Citrus Heights on May 3, 2004. He was 56 years old.

Born
Feb. 24, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo., he attended C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento and UC Davis. He lived in San Francisco and New York City, but was a longtime resident of Sacramento.

A lifelong artist, he was also a carpenter and chef. His art had been exhibited numerous times in
Sacramento, Chicago, San Francisco and New York City.

His family will remember him as a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marc Miller; and, his father, John Miller.

He is survived by his mother, Melba Miller of Citrus Heights; brother, John Miller and his wife Katherine of Davis; brother, Evan Miller of Elk Grove; and sister, Susan Miller of Davis.

He is also survived by two nephews, John and Andrew Miller of
Davis; close family friends, Shelly Maita and her daughter Carly; uncles and aunts, Ed and Shirley Nelson of Lincoln, and Dick and Velma McGee of Sacramento; and, many loving cousins.

His family and friends will miss his wit, sense of humor, art, easy laugh and berets.

A private inurnment is planned for a later date at East Lawn Sierra Hills,
5757 Greenback Lane in Sacramento. A celebration of his life will be held in the near future.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Friday, May 14, 2004, 2004, (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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RADEMAKER,

Dana Michael RADEMAKER (1947-2004) (obit.)

Dana Michael Rademaker

Dana Michael Rademaker passed away peacefully in his
Sacramento home on Sunday, April 18, 2004.

Dana was born to Betty and Joseph Rademaker in
Woodland on Dec. 7, 1947.

Dana is survived by his son, Michael; sisters Audrey and Tuni; and brothers, David and Jody.

Dana was a manager at Pepsi and driver for Herald Printing. He enjoyed his work and the friendships he gained from his work.

Dana left our lives far too soon, he had a huge heart and cherished his friends. He will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 23, at
2 p.m. at Nicoletti, Culjis & Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 22, 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.)

 

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STEICHEL,

James Evan STEICHEL (1963-2004) (obit.)

James Steichel

James Evan Steichel, a
Sacramento resident and former longtime resident of Davis, died suddenly on April 8, 2004, as a result of a motorcycle accident in Napa County. He was 41 years old.

Born
New York on Jan. 18, 1963, he was employed by UC Davis as the field operations coordinator for the Student Experimental Farm from 1992 until his death.

A highly skilled mechanic and carpenter with diverse interests, he excelled at applying theory to real world situations, his family said. He lived for a year in
Kenya with the Friends World program, where he used alternative building products and assembly methods to design and construct an aquaculture system. He also spent several months at the Desert Research Institute in Israel's Negrev desert, studying building design for arid climates.

In his work at the UC Davis Student Experimental Farm, he was a generous, patient and giving teacher and mentor, enthusiastically sharing his knowledge and expertise with hundreds of college students, his family said. His kindness, positive attitude and encouragement brought out the best in the students, often leading them to accomplish more than they had expected of themselves.

In addition, his extraordinary skills as a carpenter are evident in many beautiful structures on site at the Student Farm, as well as private residences in the surrounding
Davis community. In his personal life, he was a devoted and nurturing father.

His interests in mechanics and his nature as a hands-on individual led him to become a certified airframe/aircraft power plant mechanic and motorcycle mechanic. Motorcycle sport riding became a consuming passion of his over the last four years of his life. His Italian yellow bike, a Ducati 748, became a distinctive sight and sound around
Davis and the winding mountainous roads of highway 128. He held an exuberant appreciation of the design and craftsmanship invested in high-end motorcycles, and he delighted in the camaraderie of his fellow riders of all backgrounds and skills.

He is survived by his wife, Nina, of
Sacramento; daughter, Sage, of Davis; parents Sondra of New York and Morris of New York; and sisters Diane, Joanne and Cheryl of New York.

Graveside services will begin at
11 a.m. on Friday, April 16, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis.

Additional information regarding services and donations to the James Steichel Memorial Fund may be obtained though Lombard & Company, funeral directors at (916) 483-3297.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Thursday, April 15, 2004, (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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JOCHIM, MARQUES, BOLAN, RATIKIN, UNSER, SCHREINER

Sebastian JOCHIM (1913-2004) (2 obits.)

Sebastian Jochim

Born in Strausburg (Strasburg), North Dakota,
January 23, 1913 peacefully passed into heaven on April 11, 2004 in Sacramento, California. He has been a resident of Rio Linda for 67 years. He is survived by his loving wife Julia of 62 years and children Terry Jochim, Grass Valley, Ca.; Dennis Jochim, Sacramento, Ca.; Robert Jochim, Dublin, Ca., and Mark Jochim, Coulterville, Ca.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; his sisters Genevieve Marques, Josephine Bolan, and Rose Ratikin. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Josephine Jochim; brothers, George Jochim and Joe Jochim; sisters, Dorothy Unser and Elizabeth Schreiner.

Sebastian, with his family moved to Knights Landing, Ca. in 1937. Sebastian was employed at McClellan Air Force Base, Ca. from 1939 until he retired in 1973. He was a WW II Veteran in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. Sebastian and Julia settled in Rio Linda after building their home in 1947. He thoroughly enjoyed construction and remodeling after retirement. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Rosary will be held on
Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1951 North Ave., Sacramento, Ca. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 19, 2004 at 10 a.m., also at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, followed by graveside services at the Calvary Cemetery, 7101 Verner Ave., Sacramento, Ca. A special thanks is extended to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Rio Linda 111 for all the help to the family, and to my neighbors John and Michelle. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Rio Linda/Elverta Historical Society; or Restoration of Rio Linda Fire Department Fire Trucks - Engine No. 2 and Engine No. 7, P.O. Box 478, Rio Linda, Ca. 95673-0478; or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Valley,
Citrus Heights.

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Sebastian JOCHIM (1913-2004) (2
nd of 2 obituaries)

Sebastian Jochim died in
Sacramento Sunday, April 11, 2004, at age 91.

Born
Jan. 23, 1913, in Strausburg, N.D., Mr. Jochim has been a resident of Rio Linda for 67 years. He moved to Knights Landing in 1937, with his family. He was employed at McClellan Air Force Base from 1939 until he retired in 1973. He was a World War II Veteran in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Julia Jochim; children, Terry Jochim of Grass Valley, Dennis Jochim of Sacramento, Robert Jochim of Dublin, and Mark Jochim of Coulterville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Genevieve Marques, Josephine Bolan, and Rose Ratikin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Jochim; brothers, George Jochim and Joe Jochim; and sisters, Dorothy Unser and Elizabeth Schreiner.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Rio Linda/Elverta Historical Society; or Restoration of Rio Linda Fire Department Fire Trucks - Engine No. 2 and Engine No. 7, P.O. Box 478, Rio Linda, 95673-0478; or to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Valley,
Citrus Heights.

Services: Rosary will be held at
5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2004 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1951 North Ave., Sacramento. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, also at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, followed by graveside services at the Calvary Cemetery, 7101 Verner Ave., Sacramento.

(Both of the above obituaries are from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, April 18, 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.)

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HATTON, LOWE, RAMSER, SCHMIEDT, MYERS, MURRAY, BEREJIKIAN, MOSS

Virginia "Ginny" Louise HATTON (1920-2004) (obit.)

Virginia L. Hatton

Virginia "Ginny" Louise Hatton died peacefully in her Sacramento home on the morning of March 25, 2004. She was 83.

She was born Virginia Louise Lowe on
Oct. 9, 1920, in Fiddletown. Until her early 20s, she lived in Davis. She attended the UC Davis and was named Miss Davis in 1939.

After leaving
Davis, she lived briefly with her family in Long Beach but spent the majority of her life in Sacramento.

She was a loving mother and dedicated to her children and her home, her family said. She enjoyed spending time in her garden and was rarely seen without her dog, Rusty.

She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Ramser and her husband O.W. Ramser of Paradise; two daughters, Joy Schmiedt of Sacramento and Christine Myers and her husband Hank of Redmond, Wash.; two sons, Peter Hatton Jr. and his wife Liz of Sacramento, and Douglas Hatton and his wife Margee of Davis; seven grandchildren: Teresa Murray and her husband Mike of Rocklin, Richard Schmiedt and his wife April of Elk Grove, Todd Myers and his wife Maria of Auburn, Wash., Nancy Berejikian and her husband Mihran of Sacramento, Kimberly Moss and her partner Anna of Paw Paw, Mich., Charlie Hatton and Kelly Hatton of Davis; and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will begin at
11 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, March 30, 2004, (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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Paul JONES (1958-2004) (obit)

Paul Jones

Paul Jones died
March 5, 2004, at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 45.

Born
Nov. 26, 1958, in Sacramento, he was retired and had lived in Davis for five years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Stewart and brothers Isaac, Herman, James and Timothy Jones.

He is survived by his mother, Samantha Haynes-Harris; brother Mark Harris; sisters, Kathy Jones and Marry Harris; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The
Yolo County public administrator's office and North Sacramento Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. The ashes of the deceased will be returned to his family.

 (Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Saturday, March 13, 2004, (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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SWETT

Constance L. SWETT (1913-2004) (obit.)

Constance L. Swett

Constance L. Swett died at
Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at age 91.

Born
Jan. 13, 1913, in San Francisco, Mrs. Swett graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City. She was a Woodland residents from 1951 to 1962 and lived in Sacramento until her death. She retired from Cal Trans Lab in Sacramento.

Survivors include her sons, Dan Swett and wife Vicki of Woodland, Michael Swett and wife Cathy of Sacramento.

Services: Respecting the wishes of Mrs. Swett no services are scheduled.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 25, 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.)

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SODERQUIST, GOGGANS, GIANNINI, PROBST

Charles "Charley" SODERQUIST (1947-2004) (obit.)

Charles Soderquist

By Sharon Stello,
Enterprise staff writer

Charles "Charley" Soderquist, a businessman and philanthropist who donated countless amounts of time and money to UC Davis, other community organizations and environmental protection efforts, died
Tuesday, March 3, 2004.

Soderquist, 57, suffered a brain hemorrhage and died 12 days later at
Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. He lived next to the Sacramento River in the Natomas area.

A successful businessman, Soderquist founded the
Technology Development Center, a business "incubator" that helped fund startup technology companies.

Soderquist was a generous UC Davis donor; among his gifts was $250,000 to build the
Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center. He also funded the Soderquist-Snyder Distinguished Speaker Series, which brought writer John McPhee to campus in the fall, and he spearheaded a campaign to build a new research center at Lake Tahoe.

His generosity extended far beyond money. He was chairman of the UC Davis Foundation, finishing a two-year term started in 2002. He served as president of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association from 1996-98 and was the UCD alumni representative on the University of California Board of Regents from 1997-98. He also served on the UC Davis Connect board of directors as well as numerous boards for community organizations and private companies.

UCD spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said today that Soderquist supported virtually every aspect of the university. In addition to his philanthropy and volunteerism, he taught entrepreneurship courses at the UCD Graduate School of Management.

"He was one of the biggest advocates for the university we have ever had," Lapin said. "It was more than his money, it was the devotion of his time and energy and enthusiasm. Charley didn't do things for recognition, he did them for the possibilities of the future.

"He was just unbelievably kind and generous and gracious," Lapin said. "At the same time, he had a cantankerous nature. When he saw things he thought the university wasn't doing well, he pointed them out. He didn't hesitate to do that."

The exact amount of his monetary contributions to the campus is unknown.

"It's not something we've tabulated," Lapin said, adding that Soderquist was known to give money whenever he noticed a need. Lapin said he once walked into a university department, saw a broken-down copy machine and donated money on the spot to buy a new one.

UCD Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef said in a statement that Soderquist decided more than a decade ago that he was going to add the university to his "causes."

"He went at it analytically, like the good businessman that he was, learning through service on the Foundation and Alumni Association boards," Vanderhoef said. "We laughed many times together about what he one time called the 'blundering, boggling, bungling' policies and academic traditions of the university to which he was giving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

"He seemed noticeably more understanding, though never entirely, after his two-year stint as a UC regent," Vanderhoef continued. "One thing was certain, though - through it all he had proud, grateful, fond feelings for the faculty, the history and the hopeful intentions of UC Davis. He was generous with his time and money and he wanted to help.

"That, finally, was what Charley was - a caring man who wanted to help. I can't quite imagine our campus without him."

Celeste Rose, vice chancellor of university relations, said today, "The university has lost a true friend."

"There's no question that he cared for the university and he gave very generously of his time and his treasure and his talent," Rose said. "He always wanted us to be better, so he was also generous in his constructive criticism. He will be sorely missed."
Rose recalled the way Soderquist, with his ponytail and relaxed attitude, contrasted sharply with other UC regents. But he quickly gained the respect of all, she said.

UCD English professor Jack Hicks, a close friend of Soderquist, noted his many interests from science to business to the environment and literature.

"Charley Soderquist was a renaissance man in the true sense," Hicks said.

Among his many talents, Soderquist was also an author. He wrote two books, "The Waring Blender" and "Sturgeon Tales: Stories of the Delta," a series of meditations and essays about life on the river told through conversations with characters including a sturgeon and a beer-drinking river rat.

Soderquist's wife, Jan Goggans, said he was dedicated to the university because "it changed his life." Goggans said the university helped him develop a clear sense of his own value and what he could do in the world.

"He had the biggest heart of anybody I've ever met," she said. "He was very funny,  he delighted in breaking rules and getting things done."

Family and friends said Soderquist also loved the Delta and the natural environment.

"He loves the river passionately, like a wife," Goggans said.

In recent years, Goggans said he put his heart and soul into environmental work. He became very active with the Nature Conservancy and was instrumental in a large land purchase for the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. He was also a consultant with the Resources Law Group, where he helped to negotiate buffer zones and land purchases, and he donated to the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation to provide grants to community land projects, Goggans said.

Born on
Jan. 9, 1947, in San Carlos, Soderquist completed his undergraduate work at San Francisco State University. At UC Davis, he earned a master's degree in 1973 and a doctorate in environmental chemistry in 1978.

He was the founder and handyman at East Davis Hot Tub Works and then, along with Paul Taylor and Tony Wong of UCD, founded Cal Labs, which he epitomized on his license plate as "BMF LAB."

Soderquist started the
Technology Development Center and associated seed-stage investment funds. He also founded and led several dozen companies, many spin-offs from UCD endeavors.

He served on boards of community organizations including KVIE Channel 6, the PBS station in
Sacramento; the California Historical Society; and Audubon California. And he served on numerous boards for private companies including Lipomics and Hayes Medical. He received several dozen awards for his university involvement, business and philanthropy.

Soderquist is survived by his wife, Jan Goggans; his daughter, Jessica and her husband Paul Giannini and their children Olivia, 3, and Henry, 1, of Portland, Ore.; his son Chris and his wife Karen and their children Scott, 4, and Ty, 1, of Sacramento; his stepdaughter, Ellen Probst of Sacramento; and his brother, John and his wife Lisa.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 4, 2004, (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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PAYNE, COOPER, WILEN, SHERIN

Robert A. "Bob" PAYNE (1945-2004) (obit.)

Robert A. Payne

Robert A. "Bob" Payne, a 1963
Davis High School graduate, died Feb. 20, 2004, of pancreatic cancer in his McMinnville, Ore., home. He was 58.

He was born
Dec. 19, 1945, in Sacramento, to Leonard and Thelma Bailey Payne. He grew up in Woodland and Davis, graduating from UC Davis in 1970. He graduated from the law school at the University of Georgia in 1975.

In 1971-72, he served as a
Vista volunteer in northern Georgia, where he later worked as a legal aid attorney.

In 1976 he moved to
Coos Bay, Ore., to practice as a legal aid attorney. He moved to McMinnville two years later. He served as director of Yamhill County Legal Aid until 1983.

From 1983 to 1985, he lived in
Germany, where he taught business law for the U.S. military.

He then returned to McMinnville, opening a private practice. He was a member of that city's planning commission for four years, then served 12 on the City Council before declining health forced his resignation last October.

He also served on the McMinnville Cable Commission, Yamhill County Community Action Organization board, Oregon Legal Aid board and local Habitat for Humanity board. He was a founding member of the Henderson House family crisis shelter, and was active in the North Willamette Valley Investment Club.

He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1966-75. He worked with the Cheyenne River Sioux on the Eagle-Butte Indian Reservation in
South Dakota. And he taught business law at Linfield College in McMinnville.

His hobbies included reading, playing golf, traveling, camping, playing computer games and politics. He was an avid sports fan, supporting McMinnville-area soccer teams and serving as a "water boy" for the Linfield football team.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Payne of McMinnville, daughter, Katy Payne of Seattle, sons, Jim Payne of Anacortes, Wash., and Bailey Payne of Corvallis, Ore., mother, Thelma Cooper of Woodland, sisters, Katie Cooper of Dayton, Ore., Lynn Wilen of Shingletown and Elizabeth Sherin of Pollock Dunes, and one grandchild.

A memorial service was held Feb. 26 at
McMinnville First Baptist Church. A private burial was planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors,
135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Thursday, March 4, 2004, (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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HENIGAN, LANGBEHN, CARPENTER, KYLLINGSTAD

V. Annette 'Annie' HENIGAN (1938-2004) (obit.)

V. Annette 'Annie' Henigan

V. Annette "Annie" Henigan died in her Elk Grove home following a long illness on
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at age 65.

Born
Oct. 8, 1938 in Norman, Okla., Mrs. Henigan extended family are from Woodland.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jeffrey; children, Gloria, Donna and husband Paul, Bill and wife Kerri and Susan and husband Chris; granddaughters Caitlen, Hannah and Leah; sister, Karon; nephew, Tim; niece, Kamille; and extended Langbehn family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Kenzel Carpenter; and brother-in-law John Kyllingstad.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Gateway Foundation, (916) 451-9312.

Services: A mass of Christian burial will be held at
10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at The Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 9539 Racquet Court, Elk Grove, (916) 684-5722. There will be a gathering afterward at the family home to celebrate her life.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, February 20, 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.)

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MATHEWS, SILVA

Alfred Warren MATHEWS (1943-2004) (obit.)

Alfred Warren Mathews

Alfred Warren Mathews died
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at age 61.

Born
Aug. 30, 1943, in Sacramento, Mr. Mathews had been a Yolo County resident for one year.

Survivors include his half-brother, Fred Silva of
Sacramento.

Services: Interment is scheduled at the Public Guardian memorial in
Woodland Cemetery.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Sunday, February 15, 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.)

 

 

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OSTERGAR, MARQUEZ, MAURER

Victor OSTERGAR (1952-2004) (obit.)

Victor Ostergar

Victor Ostergar died in
Sacramento Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at age 51.

Born
Feb. 12, 1952, in Dos Palos, Ca., Mr. Ostergar attended schools in Dos Palos and West Sacramento. His life and personality will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his mother, Matilda Ostergar; brother, Peter Ostergar and wife Terrie; children, Victoria Ostergar of Sacramento, Paul Ostergar, Shelly Marquez and Gabriel Marquez, all of Woodland; grandchildren, Kristina, Alexis, Joseph and Oksana; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Ostergar Sr.; and wife, Debbie Maurer.

The family requests memorials be directed to Yolo Federal Credit Union Victor Ostergar Memorial Fund Account No. 53975. Arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Services of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, February 09, 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.)

 

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McCURDY, STRUSINSKI, THIBEAU, ROGERS, COLBURN, NATOMAS

Andy Dell McCURDY (1969-2004) (obit.)

Andy D. McCurdy

Andy Dell McCurdy, a former resident of
Davis, died Jan. 28, 2004, in West Sacramento. Born Oct. 5, 1969, in Sacramento, he was 34 years old.

He was a
Davis High School graduate and avid sports fan. He spent most of his life in Yolo County.

"Andy was with us for a very short time, but his presence will last in our hearts forever. Andy will be deeply loved and missed," his family says.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Randy McCurdy, and his nephew, Christian Strusinski.

He is survived by his son, Andrew McCurdy of
Montana; his mother, Frankie McCurdy of Natomas; his sister, Khristine Thibeau of West Sacramento; his nephews, Cody Thibeau and Randy Rogers of West Sacramento; his niece, Jessica Colburn of Florida; and his fiancee, Mary Belcourt of Natomas.

A graveside service was planned this morning at the
Davis Cemetery.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Saturday, February 7, 2004, (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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WOOD, ACEVEDO

Byron Lee WOOD (1946-2004) (obit.)

Byron L. Wood

Byron Lee Wood, a former
Davis resident, died unexpectedly at his Folsom home Feb. 6, 2004. He was 57.

Born
Dec. 19, 1946, in Lake Park, Iowa, he grew up in Davis, graduating with the Davis High School class of 1964. He earned his bachelor's degree in geography from San Francisco State College in 1969. In 1977 he received his master's degree in geography from UC Berkeley, where he went on to become a doctoral candidate.

For the past 22 years, he was employed by the
NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, where he specialized in remote sensing. He was a lecturer in remote sensing at both Cal and UC Davis from 1978 to 1987. He also authored numerous publications related to geography.

He was a member of the American Society of Photogrammerty and Remote Sensing (Northern California Chapter board member from 1984-85), Association of American Geographers and the Latin American Society of Remote Sensing.

Throughout his education and busy career, he remained an avid Cal Bears fan.

He is survived by his wife, Herlinda Acevedo, son, Nathaniel C. Wood of
San Jose, and parents, Clifford and Dorothy Wood of Folsom.

At the request of his family, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to: the Acevedo-Wood Trust for Nathaniel C. Wood, care of Wells Fargo Bank,
1250 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125.

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 13, 2004, (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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CALI, CALI-OLSS, OLSS

George J. CALI (1927-2004) (obit.)

George J.
Cali

George J. Cali died
Feb. 7, 2004, in Sacramento. Born on July 22, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was 76 years old.

He attended
Bensenhurst High School in New York and earned his bachelor's degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in the Philippines. Upon his return to the United States in 1949, he traveled extensively in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America as an automotive parts sales manager. While on assignement in Argentina, he met his wife of 34 years, Juana P.D. de Cali, whom he married in New York in 1958.

In 1959, the family settled in
Brazil, where he spent 19 years managing his own automotive parts importing company. In 1978, they moved back to the United States and settled in Davis, where he established his own wholesale automotive parts company, Perfect Fit Imports Inc., which he managed until his death.

For the last 12 years, he also volunteered as a Portuguese and Spanish teacher at International House, Davis, where he was honored in 1999.

His life centered around his family, and he put all his energy in making sure his children received the best education available. He will be fondly remembered for his gentle manner and unpretentious wisdom, his family said, and missed dearly by family and friends.

He is survived by his sister, Resa Cali; his children, Cristina Cali of Mexico City, Mexico, George Cali Jr., John Cali of Gainesville, Fla., and Connard Cali of Davis; his grandchildren, Amanda Cali, Yannick Cali, Lauren Cali-Olss and Jamie Cali-Olss.

A memorial service will be held Friday at
7:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 200 W. 14th St. in Davis. A reception will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Who Care,
P.O. Box 1843, Davis, CA 95617 (www.citizenswhocare.org ), or International House, 10 College Park, Davis, CA 95616 (www.dcn.davis.ca.us/go/ihousedv/).

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Thursday, February 12, 2004, (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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BOLTON, GEOGHEGAN, CRAIG, LEWIS, GIBBS

Mary Elizabeth GEOGHEGAN
BOLTON (1926-2004) (obit.)

Mary E.G.
Bolton

Mary Elizabeth Geoghegan Bolton, born
Oct. 25, 1926, passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2004, at her home on her beloved Fair Oaks Bluffs. She was 77 years old.

She was born in
Los Angeles and was raised in Glendale, where she graduated from Glendale High School and from Glendale Community College as valedictorian of her class. She attended UCLA where she joined the Alpha Phi sorority and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. She graduated summa cum laude in 1970, and moved to Fair Oaks.

Her first job on returning to
California was at UC Davis, where she co-founded the Learning Skills Center and counseled re-entry women at the Women' s Research and Resource Center. She was remembered by many for starting the Mr. Women's Center Contest and for her humorous emceeing of the event.

After working several years at UCD, she joined with Nina Krebs to form Bolton and Krebs, a human resources consulting firm that specialized in management development and communications with a number of small and large businesses, and governmental and education agencies. Their particular focus was empowering women in management and all walks of life.

A gifted athlete, she had a passion for tennis and won several tournaments. She continued the sport well into her 70s. An ardent fan of the Sacramento Monarchs, she managed to attend many games, even when ill.

She was an insatiable scholar and fine writer. The consummation of these talents was the publication of her novel, "The Song of Madeleine." At the time of her death, she was editing her second novel, "The Quotidian Deluge," in preparation for publication. Her short stories and other writings won several prestigious awards. She was also an accomplished public speaker and a true "character" who, in the opinion of many who saw her in action, could have been a successful standup comedian.

Her myriad activities as a social activist, environmentalist and feminist led to a diverse group of loving friends. She was a role model for many because of her fantastic wit, unique and fiery enthusiasm for life and learning, as well as her abiding compassion and abundant integrity.

Preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Irene Geoghegan, she is survived by her five children, Catherine Bolton, Bridget Craig, Donal Curtis Bolton Jr., Mollie Lewis and her husband Gary, and Madalain Bolton; her younger sister, Kathleen Gibbs and her husband John; and her younger brother, John Geoghegan and his wife Faith.

She also leaves nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and 11 cousins, nieces and nephews.

"She will be sorely missed by all those who had the good fortune to know her," her family says.

A gathering of her friends and relatives will be held Saturday, May 15, at
2 p.m. at the Fair Oaks Village Park in Fair Oaks. Any Davis friends who would like to come together to remember her are invited to the home of Cynthia Brantley and Nancy Peden, on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Please bring drinks and munchies to share. Either call 758-1693 or e-mail cynthiabrantley@sbcglobal.net to RSVP and obtain directions.

Remembrances may be made to The Donal Curtis Bolton Jr. Trust at
3909 Central Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628, or to the Citizens to Save the Bluffs at 8060 Capitola Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Monday, February 9, 2004, (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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BARTHOLOMEW, PHILLIPS, BUTTERFIELD

Raymond K. BARTHOLOMEW

Raymond K. Bartholomew

Raymond Kenneth Bartholomew died
Feb. 3, 2004, in Sacramento. He was 71 years old.

He was educated in
Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended the University of Utah. He worked as a civil engineer for the Utah Department of Transportation until 1967, and was employed with J.W. Vickrey Co. from 1967 to 1978.

 

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BLUETT, GUILBAULT, HAGBERG, VERHOEF

Thomas Gary BLUETT (1961-2004) (obit.)

Thomas G. Bluett

Davis native Thomas Gary Bluett died
Jan. 17, 2004, in Hillsboro, Ore. He was 42.

Born
July 12, 1961, in Sacramento, he grew up in Davis, attending St. James School, Holmes Junior High School and Davis High School.

He loved fishing, photography and playing guitar. He was a printer by trade, working for Times Litho in
Forest Grove, Ore.

He is survived by his daughters, Erika and Ashley Bluett of Queensbury, N.Y.; parents, Gordon and Joy Bluett of Davis; brothers, Michael Bluett of Las Vegas, Nev., and Daniel Bluett of Davis; sisters, Kathryn Bluett of Sacramento and Diane Guilbault and her husband Jim of Antelope; nephews, Craig and Eric Bluett of Sparks, Nev., and Justin, Shawn and Brandon Guilbault of Antelope; niece, Madelyn Guilbault of Antelope; paternal grandmother, Florence Hagberg of Turlock; and special companion, Shirley Verhoef of Hillsboro.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at
1:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 1275 B St. in Davis.

The family requests that donations in his memory be sent to Washington County Hospice,
427 SE Eighth St., Hillsboro, OR 97123-4519, or to the American Cancer Society.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, February 4, 2004, (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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KAUFFMAN, DAVISON, BREZINSKI, RYAN, PORTER, LINDAUER

Jean P. KAUFFMAN (1917-2004) (obit.)

Jean P. Kauffman

Jean P. Kauffman of
Davis died Jan. 29, 2004, at Courtyard Healthcare with her family by her side. She was 86.

Kauffman was born
Sept. 30, 1917, in Spokane, Wash. She attended University of Washington for two years. Several years later, while working as a private secretary at Cal-Western Life Insurance Co., she decided to pursue a teaching career so that she could spend more time with her children. She attended Sacramento State University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1957 and master's degree in 1966.

She lived in
Sacramento and taught school in the San Juan Unified School District until she retired. Family members said she was an innovative and creative teacher and taught students in the gifted program. She spent several years as a resource teacher advising classroom teachers about ways to enrich the curriculum.

Kauffman moved to
Davis in 1985 to be close to her two children. She immediately became involved in community activities. In 1986, she developed and hosted a program especially for seniors called "Sunny Side Up" on Davis Community Cable. For years, she taught a popular class through Davis Adult Education on writing memoirs, where she made many friends. She was also active in establishing Senior Learning Unlimited and at International House, where she taught a class on English idioms for foreigners.

She married Fred E. Kauffman and was divorced in 1952.

She is survived by daughter Terry Davison and her husband Jay; son Doug Kauffman; granddaughter Tracy Brezinski and her husband David; grandson Mark Ryan and his wife Gina; great-grandson William Ryan; and great-granddaughter Emily Brezinski.

She is also survived by her older brother Alan Porter and his wife Auriol and her beloved cousin Sydney Lindauer.

A celebration of her life is planned at the Unitarian Universalist Church in
Davis on Feb. 20.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, February 3, 2004, (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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RODGERS, PERRY, DuBOIS, BELMAN, LORENZO

Judith Lynne PERRY RODGERS (1953-2004) (obit.)

Judith Lynne Perry Rodgers

Judith Lynne Perry Rodgers died
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at age 50.

Born
April 6, 1953, in Berkeley, Judy had been a Yolo County resident for 12 years. Judy attended UC Davis and San Jose Christian College. She was one of the early founders of the Wayfarer Center in Woodland. She also worked as a Chaplain for the Sacramento Police Department and retired as the Director of Missions for Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband Kirk D. Rodgers of Sacramento; brother David DuBois of
Woodland; sister Barbara Belman of San Lorenzo; nieces and nephews Christian and Jonathan DuBois, Aimee Perry, and Katie and Jeffrey Belman. She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to YWAM (Youth with a Mission), at 357 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church Missions Dept., at 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, 95628; or to Adventure Christian Church Missions Dept., at 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95678.

A memorial celebration of Judy's life is scheduled at
11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church at 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, January 24, 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.)

 

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HUNTLEY, REASONER, McKINNEY, PESAVENTO, TAGAWA, MASHAYEKHI, GUNDLING

Dorothy "Dot" Christina REASONER HUNTLEY (1906-2004) (obit.)

Dorothy "Dot" Christina Reasoner Huntley

Dorothy Christina Reasoner Huntly passed away in
Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2004.

Born on
Jan. 17, 1906, in LaGrande, Oregon, she was the youngest of four sisters and two brothers.  The family moved from LaGrande to Winters in 1908.  Dorothy graduated from Winters High School in 1924.  She attended Occidental College and U. C. Berkeley, graduating from the medical school with her BSRN in 1930.  She married Arthur C. Huntley in Winters on Aug. 4, 1929.

After living in Macdoel for four years, the family moved to
Manchester for five years while Arthur went to medical school at U.C. San Francisco.  When Dr. Huntley received his M.D., they moved to Sacramento where they made their home for 40 years.  Dorothy helped Arthur in his medical practice.  She was also active in early stroke recovery treatment and used her nursing skill to help and support many.  She was also an active member of the Sacramento Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots.  “Dot” and “Ace” retired to Manchester in 1980 to the Huntley family homestead, to property that had been in the Huntley family since 1873.

She remained in the family home until April 2002, when she moved to nursing care in
Sacramento to be close to other family members.

Dorothy is survived by three of her four children, Dr. Arthur Huntley, of
Sacramento, Marie McKinney of Mukilteo, Washington and Barbara Pesavento, of Manchester.  There are 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Her loss is also mourned by two long-term international students who became an important part of her life, Mika Abe Tagawa, of Tokyo, Japan and Aky Mashayekhi, of Fremont.

She was preceded in death by her husband in March 2000 and by her daughter, Dorothy Gundling, in 1998.

A private family service, officiated by the Reverend Albert Reasoner, Dorothy's nephew, will be held at the family memorial site in Point Arena.

Any donations in her memory may be made to the Coast Community Library,
P.O. Box 808, Point Arena, CA 95468, or the Point Arena Lighthouse, P.O. Box 11, Point Arena, CA, 95468.

(Obituary from the "Winters Express,"
Thursday, January 22, 2004, (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.)

 

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MOTTA, CLANCY, SIMONSEN, HAMILTON, HENRY

Lester J. MOTTA ( 1909-2004) (obit.)

Lester J. Motta

Lester J. Motta died at his home in
Carmichael Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 at age 94. He had been a resident of Carmichael for the past 40 years.

Mr. Motta was born on the family ranch in the
Salinas Valley April 5, 1909 to Mary and Gildo Motta. The family moved to Arizona before it was a State. They farmed there until moving to Woodland in 1920. His parents owned a farm North of Woodland. Mr. Motta attended Woodland schools and graduated from Woodland High School in 1927. He also attended Heald Business College.

Upon graduation Mr. Motta went to work for Diamond Match Co. He had a 45 year career with the company, retiring from Diamond International as a corporate officer in 1974. While working in
Stockton he met his wife of 53 years, Ethel Clancy Motta who died in 1989.

Mr. Motta was transferred to
Chico where the couple lived 25 years and raised their three children, a daughter Judy and two sons Tom and Jim. In 1964 the corporate headquarters were moved to Sacramento, and the Mottas moved to Carmichael.

Survivors include his children Judy Motta Simonsen and husband Toby of Carmichael; sons Tom Motta and wife Andrea of Chico and Jim Motta and wife Martha of Sammamish,
Wash. He leaves eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves his companion of 13 years, Virginia Hamilton and his sister, Mary (Motta) Heney of Woodland.

In addition to his wife, Ethel, Mr. Motta was preceded in death by his father and mother and three brothers, Walter, James and Peter who was killed in World War II. A grandson Thomas Motta died in 1990.

Mr. Motta was a member of
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carmichael where he was an usher for 35 years. He had been a director of the Sacramento Valley Better Business Bureau and had been an Elk member for 61 years.

Visitation will be today Thursday, Jan. 22, 4 to 6 p.m. at Lind Bros. Mortuary, 4221 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, with a vigil service to follow at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 5751 Locust Ave., Carmichael, 95608.

The family requests memorials be directed to
San Juan Mercy Hospice Center, 3400 Data Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; to St. John the Evangelist Church Building Fund; or the charity of donor's choice.

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

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, January 21, 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.)

 

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HUSTON,

Mildred Louise HUSTON (1914-2004) (obit.)

Mildred Louise Huston

Mildred Louise Huston died in
Sacramento Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at age 89.

Born
July 10, 1914, in El Segundo, Mrs. Huston moved to Sacramento in 1928. She was a Sacramento High School graduate. She retired from the sate Franchise Tax Board after 30 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sacramento, a life member of Mezaleh Temple No. 16, Daughters of the Nile, Tuesday Club, Order of the Eastern Star and the Allied Arts.

Survivors include her children, Robert Huston and wife Alma of Alabama, Ed Huston and wife Mary Kay of
Woodland, and Reg Huston and wife Velvali of Salinas; grandchildren, Ryan and wife Krissie, Justin, Megan, Katie, Ross, Jesse and Max Huston; and great-grandson, Riley Huston.

The family requests memorials be directed to
Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. Arrangements are under the direction of Naumann Bros. of Sacramento.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled at
11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at First United Methodist Church, 21st and J streets.

(Obituary from the
Woodland "Daily Democrat," January 16, 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.)

 

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BLEVINS, ROCHESTER, SCHUELLER, BORGMAN, VAN DORN, WENTWORTH

John Steven BLEVINS (1939-2004) (obit.)

John S. Blevins

John Steven Blevins of Sacramento - know affectionately as "Coach," for his more than 19 years leading Davis High School's wrestling team, as well as teams in other sports - died Jan. 8, 2004, in Sacramento, with family at his side, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 64.

He was born
Aug. 10, 1939, in Orofino, Idaho. After earning a master's degree from Chico State University in 1969, he spent the next 30 years teaching physical education.

His real passion was coaching. In addition to wrestling, he coached golf, baseball and football.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, playing softball and collection root beer memorabilia.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, his son, Steven, and his daughter, Lori, all of Sacramento, stepdaughter, Jenifer Rochester of Knights Landing and stepson, Cory Rochester of Redding. He is also survived by his stepmother, Janie Blevins, his sisters, Boni Schueller and Noncy Borgman, all of St. Maries, Idaho, Alice VanDorn of Osburn, Idaho, and Janis Wentworth of Chico.

At the request of the deceased, no services will be held. His final resting place will be in the Idaho Hills overlooking the
Clearwater River, where he hunted as a child.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in the name of the deceased to Pancreatica.org, 5 Harris Court, Building N, Suite 3, Monterey CA 93940.

(Obituary from the "The
Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, January 14, 2004, (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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