Tuesday, September 28, 2010

California Obituaries 09/28/10


A'shaley K. Frazier (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of A'shaley K. Frazier January 13, 1989 - September 28, 2009 We will cherish your memory forever. God sends His special angels, for God, He knows what's best! Rest In Peace Mom, Dad, DJuan and Ciara




RONTELL, ALBERT V. Oct. 11, 1922 - Sept. 22, 2010 He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Maro, his son, Louis, and two grandchildren, Eric and Annette. Services will be held at St. Thérèse Catholic Church in San Diego on October 2nd at 11 a.m.




SALLY, ALOYSIUS Al passed away September 2, 2010, at San Diego Hospice. Born December 29, 1921, in Youngstown, Ohio, he married his high school sweetheart Mim in 1945. They were a devoted couple and team until her death in 2009. Al was a Naval Aviator in World War II and went on to complete numerous tours of duty before retiring from the Navy in 1964. He was a loving husband and father and an active supporter of many organizations in the San Diego community. His kind, generous spirit has touched many lives, and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his beloved son Will, sister Madge Douglass of Youngstown, OH, brother John Sally of Naples, FL, and many nieces and nephews. Mass will be held at Mission San Diego de Alcala on October 7, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Noah Homes, 12526 Campo Rd., Spring Valley, CA 91978 or San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.




WISIOLEK, ANNA L. Escondido 11/8/1915 - 9/24/2010 9:30 AM - Wed. September 29 Oak Hill Memorial Park Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162




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Alan Pasternak

Alan D. Pasternak Was chosen by then-Governor Jerry Brown to be one of the original appointees to the California Energy Commission, where he served from 1975 through 1979. He was previously a member of the scientific staff of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory where he worked on the development of new energy technologies, including coal gasification and the use of methyl alcohol for fuel. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley and his B.S. from Columbia University, where he rowed on the Varsity Lightweight Crew. He graduated from the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City and after college served as an officer in the, from 1956-1959. After leaving the Energy Commission, Mr. Pasternak worked as a consultant and as the lobbyist and Technical Director of the California Radioactive Materials Management Forum, which he served for the remainder of his career. In 1990 he returned to Livermore part-time to resume his work on energy policy. In that capacity, in 2000 he wrote the paper, "Global Energy Futures and Human Development: A Framework for Analysis," which addresses the importance of electricity to the developing world. A Google search for that title will return some 1,700 hits representing citation in hundreds of articles and texts. Mr. Pasternak (who eschewed the designation "Doctor") passed away September 24 at his home in Lafayette, California. He is survived by his wife, Meta L. Pasternak, his children Jeremy, Benjamin, and Emelia, all of San Francisco, and his grandchildren, Abigail and Samuel.



Alfred Brown

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Alfred George Brown, Jr., affectionately known as "Little Al," passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the age of 18. Al attended elementary school at St. Vincent's in Vallejo and St. Apollina



Alicia Mendoza

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Alicia Gomez Mendoza, 45, passed away on Sept. 22, 2010, after a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 10, 1965, in Lafayette, Ind., to Juan and Josefa Gomez. She graduated from Napa High School and w



Ana Marie "Anita" Prado

Anita Prado, 83, of Vacaville passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23. Anita was born on July 26, 1927, in Nicaragua., There will be a Catholic Prayer Service held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville. Father Humberto Gomez will officiate. Burial will follow at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.



Angel Ruiz Rivera

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 3:00 AM 




Angeline Cazarez de Bravo

Angelina Cazarez de Bravo, 74, of Santa Maria, passed away September 24, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory 



Ann (Janus) Janusauskas

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Ann L. Ullmon

Anne L. Ullmon, Laura Anne Lewis Ullmon passed away peacefully in her home on September 23, 2010 surrounded by her family and loving dog, Hannah. She was born August 14, 1924 in Charleston, West Virginia., Anne married John Ullmon on February 24, 1945 and together they embarked on an adventure and love that would last 36 years until his death in 1980. She became an Air Force wife who cared for and supported her husband and family as they moved from various military posts both overseas and stateside finally landing her on the central coast in 1961 where John was stationed at Vandenberg AFB. Upon her husband's retirement from the Air Force in 1967, the family moved to Santa Maria., Anne had been active in Eastern Star during her earlier years when the family resided in the East. She was also a member of the Officers' Wives Club at Vandenberg AFB and the Minerva Club in Santa Maria., Anne spent a majority of her years devoted to caring for her family, including both her mother and mother-in-law, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to play bonco, read, and watch her favorite programs. She will be remembered for her giving and generous spirit, how she enjoyed life, accepted change, and how she always looked forward to new experiences with humor, dignity and courage. She was the foundation of her family., She is survived by her four daughters Carolyn Sue Ullmon of Santa Maria, Pamela Kay Ullmon-McGee (Larry) of Solvang, Jo Anne Ullmon-McNierney (Mike) of Bradley, and Mary Jane Garrison (Greg) of Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico; granddaughter, Crystal Moreno; grandsons, Michael and John Baum and Raymond Jensen; great-granddaughters Alyssa Moreno and Alexa Rodriguez; and great-grandson Timothy Baum. She also leaves her niece Barbara Ann Jones (Jim) of Winfield, West Virginia; nephew William W. Wertz III (Mary Beth) of Milton, Florida and sister-in-law, Patricia Lewis of Charleston, West Virginia., Anne is preceded in death by her husband John Joseph Ullmon, Lt. Col (Ret), USAF; sister Sarah Jane Wertz; and brother Frank Payne Lewis, A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2010. A celebration of her life will be held at her residence at 3:00 p.m., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Anna Scott

Anna O. Scott, 62, passed away Sept. 25, 2010. She was a resident of Hesperia for 25 years., Services are pending at High Desert Funeral Chapel and Cremation., High Desert Funeral Chapel and Cremation is handling the arrangements.



Antonio Guerrero

ANTONIO "TONY" GUERRERO Age 59, resident of Fontana, CA for 5 years, formerly of Riverside for 30 years, graduated to Heaven with his family at his side on 09/23/2010. Tony was born 06/16/1951 in Guam. He served in the Navy from 1970-1972. He was a Postal Carrier in Riverside for 34 years. Tony was active in Children\'s Ministry at Harvest (and various other ministries throughout his 34 years at Harvest). Tony is survived by his wife, Deborah; daughters, Rebekah, Rachel and Hannah; sons, Tim and Stephen; grandchildren, Kreshnea, Danae, Timothy Jr., Joseph, Jacob, Derinda, Matthew, Daniel, Madison, Shieyann and Stephen Jr.; mother, Remedios; brothers, John, Ben, Joe, Tommy, Peter and Frankie; sisters, Maria, Liz and Teresa. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus. Visitation 9/29/10 from 5-8pm at Acheson & Graham Mortuary. Funeral 9/30/10, 2pm at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church. A private burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to



Antonio M. "Tony" Guerrero

GUERRERO-Antonio "Tony" M., born in Lamanda Park, CA, passed away September 22, 2010 at his home in Duarte at the age of 84 with his loving family at his side. Antonio was a



Ashe, Joyce Marie

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Joyce Marie Ashe DEL MAR -- Joyce Marie Ashe, a long time resident of Del Mar, Calif., passed peacefully on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 ..... 



BAINES, William "Preston"

BAINES, William "Preston" April 3, 1944- September 20, 2010 William Preston Baines, son, and friend passed away Monday, September 20, 2010. Preston was born in Santa Monica but lived two-thirds of his life as a resident of Hillside House in Santa Barbara. Preston has joined his mother Harriette, father Bill, and best friend Dirk. Preston will be truly missed. Graveside services are Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Miller-Jones Mortuary, Menifee Valley Memorial Park in Sun City California.




SIGLER BRIAN WARREN Sept. 19, 1938 to Sept. 21, 2010 Brian died peacefully in his home September 21st, 2010. He was a 4th generation Californian of a pioneer family. He graduated Mission Bay High, attended San Diego State University and proudly served in the, . Brian married Susie Steagall in 1980 and they had 30 great years together, camping, fishing and spending time with their family and friends. Brian was retired from many years in the trucking industry. Survivors include his wife Susie, son Scott and his wife Vanessa and their two children, Cali and Cameron, his daughter Katie, his stepson Joel Baker and his two children Jorden and Jenna and his sister Carolyn Burns and family.



Babette M. Davoust

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Barbara J.B. Lewis

Peacefully passed away at her home on September 17, 2010. Born May 2, 1949 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Oliver and Sophie Branch. Loving mother to Christopher; grandmother to Freyja; and loving wife to Michael, Barbara will always be remembered for her love of animals and kids. Friends are invited to join our family at the Church of the Oaks, W. Sierra and Page St. Cotati, at 10:00 a.m. on October 2nd, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Lewis home.



Barbara Jean Ohr

In Loving Memory of Barbara Jean Ohr 1964 - 2010 Barbara Jean Ohr, 46, born September 10, 1964, in New York passed away September 21, 2010, in Bakersfield Ca. She will be sadly missed by Scott, her beloved boyfriend and a large number of relatives and friends. She had a special place in her heart for children, animals, and was young at heart herself. At the end of the day when we have done all that we can do, we need to put our trust in God. Your memories we will keep in our hearts forever.



Barbara Manley

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:55 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Barbara Vernona Stout

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Benjamin Godina (Benny) Martinez

BENJAMIN GODINA MARTINEZ BENNY'' MAR 31 1934 - SEP 17 2010 Born in San Antonio Texas, raised in Saginaw, Michigan by his parents Lucio and Anita Martinez. Benny passed peacefullly during his sleep at home. He leaves behind his loving wife Sue of 17 years. Served in U.S. Army October 1957 to August 1963. Stationed in Germany 1957 to 1959. He was a member of Saint Anthonys Catholic Church, President of Guadalupana Society, member of the Sociedad Morelos, Member of Cornite Mexicano De Beneficencia, member of the American GI Forum for 10 years. He worked for Tri-Valley Growers plant 7 as a forklift driver and foreman A.F.'', He retired after 32 years with the company. His favorite past time events are dancing, served as coach for little leagues, girls, women and mens baseball teams. He leaves behind two sisters; Mary (Joe) Garcia and Lucy Lopas, both of Bay City Michigan. A son Martin (Rhonda) Martinez of Modesto. Two daughters Anna (Doug) Fiez of Riverbank and Sophia (Eddie) Zuniga of Modesto. A step daughter Kim (Robert) Wilson of Denair. Grand father of 13 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin from 9 A.M. - 8 P.M. on Friday Oct. 1, 2010 at Turlock Funeral Home. Services will be held on Saturday Oct. 2, 2010 at 1 P.M. Turlock Funeral Home 425 N. Soderquist Rd., burial to follow with full military honors at Turlock Memorial Park. Please leave your condolences with, www.turlockmemorialpark.com



Bernice Thornton

Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:00 AM 

Bernice Klobe Thornton 93, passed away peacefully in Napa, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2010.



Betty Bertagnolli

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Betty J. Bertagnolli, 87, passed away at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif., on Sept. 19, 2010. She was born in Kansas on Feb. 6, 1923. She had been a resident of Redding for the past f 



Betty Perryman

Monday, September 27, 2010 3:00 AM 

Betty Lou Perryman, 79, of Lodi, died Sept. 24. She was born June 7, 1931 in Temple, Okla. 



Beulah Marceau

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Beulah "Boots" Rains Marceau, 81, a resident of Choctaw House, Napa, passed away on Sept. 18, 2010. Boots was born in Paris, Ark. She moved and "made her first appearance" in California at 14



Bill Mezner

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Bill Mundy

Bill Mundy, 79, died Sept. 14, 2010, in San Jose, Calif. With his wife, Marifran, he had been proprietor of Schurra's Candy Factory from 1983 until their son, Brian, took over in 2005. Private services have been held.



Blanda, George

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

George Blanda, who in 1970 became a national phenomenon for leading the Oakland Raiders to a number of last-second victories as a place kicker and ..... 



Bowen, George L.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

George L. Bowen, age 80, of Lodi, passed away peacefully at a local convalescent home on September 19, 2010. He was born on August ..... 



Brothers who grew up in Boulder Creek killed in Georgia motorcycle crash

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:05 PM 

LAKE PARK, Ga. - Jimmy Stanley Rash IV and Nick Anthony Mitchell, who grew up in Boulder Creek, were killed in a motorcycle accident in Lake Park, Ga. 



Bryan Douglas Meegan

Bryan was born in Hutchinson, Kan., to Frank and Sharon Meegan. He graduated from Armijo High School in 1982. Bryan was a wonderful father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was a son that his mother was always proud of and loved with all her heart. He was the caretaker of the family, and always put friends and family first., Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Frank Meegan, and brother, Bradley Meegan. He is survived by his son, Mitchell Meegan; mother, Sharon Meegan; sister, Holly Peterson; and a host of extended family and friends., We are overwhelmed by the loving support by so many friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Bryan's name., A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,



Bryce L. Loudon

Monday, September 20, 2010 12:37 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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CELEBRATON OF LIFE Please Join Us For A Celebration of Life Honoring 




Claire Lerma After a brave battle with ovarian cancer, Claire made her transition quietly, softly and with grace on September 17th, 2010. Walking many paths during her time on this planet, she knew she was truly a child of God. Never satisfied with the status quo, Claire sought to better herself in whatever way she could. She truly was an emotional rags to riches story. Her childhood left a great deal to be desired, but she refused to fall prey to it. She always knew there was a better way to live, and focused on happiness, grace, dignity, and forgiveness, both of self and of others. Claire came to know herself well with the help of many teachers, for whom she remained grateful. The poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling inspired her to keep her head about her in spite of the circumstances. She desired that her life would continue to influence friends and loved ones to be compassionate, understanding, non-judgmental and loving without conditions. Her wish for us now is that we all simply love. Traveling whenever she could, Claire especially loved to be on the water. She embraced being on an elegant cruise ship, watching the full moon dance on the ocean. Traveling through life she kept herself in forward motion, often challenging injustice. She accepted life on her own terms. Believing in total honesty she would say, "My life is an open book; what you see is what you get." Claire wished that you now be surrounded by her spirit. She said, "Call out to me, and I will respond to you, support you and love you." She sends blessing to all her friends and family. Blessings to Carlos Lerma, her wonderful mate, his mother, Lina, his sisters, Irma and Olga, his brother, Jorge. And blessings to their spouses and families. Blessings to her brother, Jon, her sisters, Mary, Sylvia, Peggy and Jane, and their spouses and families. She now joins her brothers, Tony and Larry in spirit. And to her corporate family, the Fireman's Fund team, who she shared a great deal, she sends blessings. "Mostly," Claire said, "I bless myself for my courage, dignity, patience and persistence. Finally, I can truly say, well done, Claire, well done."



CUELLAR, Jean Loretta

CUELLAR, Jean Loretta Was born September 19, 1940 to Joseph and Sorida Chapman, in Santa Barbara, CA. Jean married her husband, Tim Cuellar, in 1956 and celebrated nearly 55 years of marriage. On September 23, 2010, Jean passed away peacefully with all of her loved ones around her at Goleta Valley Hospital. She leaves behind her loving husband, Tim Cuellar, her two adoring sons, Eric (Laurie) Cuellar and Timothy (Lauren) Cuellar . Loving and devoted grandchildren; Erika and Chris Cassidy,



Candy Kurz Kelley

Candy Kurz Kelley of Redondo Beach passed away on September 24, 2010 in the loving company of her husband of 18 years, Patrick J. Kelley. She was born in Inglewood, California on May 20, 1957 and flourished and excelled in many careers, including over 20 years as call center manager of United Airlines, modeling and catering for the Indy 500 car race team. Her highest achievement, however, was as wife and best friend to her husband, Patrick, and the high style entertaining and cooking for her family and friends. She loved her many friends and adored her dog, Piper. In addition to her husband, Candy is survived by her parents, Frank and Tilly Kurz; sister, Jackie Kurz; extended family and many many friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved Rolex. Services will be held on Friday, October 1st at 2:00 P.M. at St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 1900 Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals. Please sign the guest book at



Carl Eugene Ross

Carl Eugene Ross Sept. 12, 1933 - Sept. 24, 2010 Funeral services for Carl Eugene Ross will be held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Carl was born September 12, 1933 in Stillwell, OK and he passed away September 24, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. He leaves behind his wife, Belvalee Ross; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Tony Garza; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Linda Ross; grandchildren, Brandi, Kelly and Cody; great grandson, Zackary and brother, Bill Ross. Carl was a hard worker, going from Rigman in the oil fields to Senior Engineer with Gearhart and Halliburton. His last job was with Gazelle Transportation. A Celebration of his life will be held for his friends and family at 3028 Horace Mann Ave. For additional service information contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care



Carmen Martinez Reyes

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Carol Henke-Minnie

Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:00 AM 

Our beloved and tenacious mother passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2010, at age 97.



Carol Lynn (Hoeft) Hyatt

Carol Lynn (Hoeft) Hyatt Carol Lynn was born September 8, 1942 in Forrest City, Iowa. She passed away on September 17, 2010 in Redding, CA where she has resided since 1961. Carol Lynn is survived by her daughter Jaymee Lee Hyatt; brothers Jon, Charles and Carl Hoeft, and her grandchildren, Hunter and Erika Hawks. Carol Lynn followed in the footsteps of her mother, assuming the unintentional role of matriarch for our family. With this responsibility, she has touched our lived with the sincerity of her thoughtfulness and the carefully crafted love that she has shown to each of us; family and friends. "Queen Bee" We will miss you. Service for Carol Lynn is pending. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com



Carolyn Fay Honeycutt

Beloved Mother, Granny, and Nanny passed away Sunday, September 19, 2010. She went to the beautiful gardens of heaven where she can now rest peacefully. She was very brave, fighting cancer for the last 1 1/2 years. She is survived by her four beautiful girls, "my girls" she called them: Robin Rhoton, June Hamilton, Ann Tussey, and Joann Hunt; eight grandchildren: Lisa, Timothy, Kristi, Paul, Summer, Megan, Jessica, and Brandon; and four great-grandchildren: Tara, Rebecca, Madison, and Austin. Mama loved pier fishing in North Carolina and she just loved working outside in her rose gardens and vegetable gardens. She loved to laugh and make you smile. She loved animals...all animals. She was just a very special lady in so many ways, but what she loved the most was her girls and her family. If you knew her, I'm sure she touched your heart in some way. To quote one of her dear friends, "you take a lot of love with you but you leave a lot of love behind." So, precious Mama, we will forever hold you in our hearts and miss you very much. In lieu of flowers, please dedicate a donation to the, or Memorial Hospice of Santa Rosa, California in her name. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Charles E. Thompson

Charles E. Thompson, 59, of Susanville died Sunday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



Charles Fuller

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Charles M. Fuller Jr., 47, of Lodi, died Sept. 16. He was born July 23, 1963 in Stockton. 



Charles Neuerburg Sr.

Charles "Red Rider" Neuerburg, 88, died peacefully in his home on September 23, 2010 with his wife by his side after losing a bout with cancer. He was born September 8, 1922 in Perry Oklahoma, the son of John and Virginia Neuerburg. He married Ina Mae Mason in 1949. They celebrated their 61st. anniversary in March. He is survived by his wife, Ina, daughters Charlene Timms of Sherman Oaks, CA, and Lea Mason of Fort Worth, TX, son Chuck Neuerburg of Stockton, CA, sisters Virginia Duncan of AZ and Alice Simmons of FL, brothers, Ervin Neuerburg of MI and Warren Neuerburg of OK. He is also survived by grandchildren Golden Powell, Slater Mason, Clint Neuerburg, Charlie Neuerburg, Tanya Neuerburg, and great- grandchildren, Jessica Meyer, Cody Mason, and Ty Mason. He was preceded in death by brothers, Merl and Authur. Red was a, veteran serving as a Military Policeman who was honorably discharged from Camp Beale in 1946. Shortly after his tour of duty, he joined the Marysville Police Department as a motorcycle patrolman. Coupled with his red hair, he was nicknamed "Red Rider". He worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant and retired after 31 years of service with the department and then worked for 12 years for Siller Bros. of Yuba City. He enjoyed vacationing, camping, golf, and never lost his appeal for the motorcycle as a member of the "Over The Hill Gang" motorcycle club. A memorial service will be held in his honor at Sierra View Mortuary on saturday, October 2nd, at 10:00 am. Send Condolences to



Charlote Baba

CHARLOTE BABA JUN 18,1922 - SEP 26,2010 Age 88, passed away in Turlock, CA. Charlotte was born to John and Margaret Porhat, they lived in Yonker, New York. She graduated from Yonkers High School as an excellent bookkeeper, she worked for the board of education after high school. She married Frank Baba in Farmington, New Jersey on Oct. 3, 1943. They had 3 children and moved to Turlock after the war in 1946. Charlotte worked for Turlock Dental Arts as a file clerk she retired from Turlock Dental Arts Febuary 1985. From then on she enjoyed traveling and sightseeing. She was a member of American Legion Ladies auxiliary and First Methodist Church of Turlock. Survived by her husband Frank Baba of Turlock of 67 years; sons, Chuck Baba and his wife Cathy of Turlock, and Kenneth Baba and his wife Pam of Wyoming; daughter, Francine Baba of Rockland, CA; and her brother, George Porhat of Modesto, CA; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation 2PM-8PM, September 29, 2010 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. Graveside Service 9:30AM, September 30, 2010 at Turlock Memorial Park. Service under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service., www.whitehurstnortondiasfunerals.com



Christina "Chris" Chan

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Cinquini, Bruna Marie (Lenci)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Bruna Marie Cinquini, age 93, of Thornton, California passed away on September 21, 2010 in Lodi, CA. She was born on September 5, 1917 ..... 



Clarence R. "Clancy" Dutra

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:13 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Corral, Violet G.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Violet G. Corral Sept. 20, 1931 - Sept. 22, 2010 Resident of Alameda Violet died at her home of natural causes on September 20, ..... 



Crescenzo Richard Iacono

Richard, fondly known as "Big Head" in San Pedro, died peacefully in his home on September 19, 2010, at the age of 85. Richard was born in San Pedro, CA in 1925 to Vincenzo and Maria of Ischia, Italy. He became a commercial fisherman aboard his father's boat, the St. Restituta, at the young age of 15. Later in life Richard co-owned and operated the St. Rita with his brothers and brother-in-law. He finally ended his fishing career in 1989 with his own boat, "The Little Rita". Richard is survived by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Santina; his devoted children, Vince (Debbie), Marie Rubio (Ken), Alex (Antonette), Teresa Monroy (Mark), Rita Gold (Mitch); 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Tommy (Pauline) and Frank (Delphina); his brother-in-law, Rico DiCarlo (Ruby) and many nieces and nephews to whom he was very dear. Richard was preceded in death by his sisters, Christina DiBernardo (Carmen) and Virginia Balesteri (Tony). Our beloved Richard had a great sense of humor and a love for the sea. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be held at Mary Star of the Sea on Saturday, October 2, at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to



Curtis Breckenridge

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DEATH NOTICES: September 28, 2010

KOSCINSKI, Diane Barbara: 45; of Santa Barbara; died Sept. 24; visitation 1 to 8 p.m. with the rosary/vigil 7 p.m. Thursday at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels Goleta location; funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael Catholic Church; interment at Calvary Cemetery.




1935 - 2010 Doug Schalow passed away peacefully August 4, 2010. He was 74. Born to Sylvia Galeria and Milton Schalow he was raised in Atwater, California. After high school he moved to Monterey and had a successful career in painting, construction, and retired from the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Upon retirement he moved to Darwin, CA. to be close to friends and the desert he loved. An avid tennis player and wonderful conversationalist, who could talk with anyone and frequently did, he enjoyed life and his close friends. He will be deeply missed by his companion Miriam Marvel, close friends, and cousins; Susan Page, Bob Galeria, and Steve Galeria. Private services will be held with family and closest friends.



Daina Sharae Caraveo

Daina Sharae Caraveo 1988 - 2010 Our baby girl was called home on September 22, 2010, with only 22 short years. She left this world with the love of her life Felipe Juarez Bravo Jr. (Love). She was born April 24, 1988 in Oklahoma City, OK, raised in Delano, CA, and lived in Bakersfield, CA. She left behind two beautiful daughters, Sharae Len Brown and Kaylah Tianna Bravo; mother, Shanette Caraveo; biological father, Reynaldo Cardona Jr.; real father, Angel Beltran; brother, Reynaldo Cardona III; sister, Janessa A. Cardona. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Visitation is Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 4-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Mortuary. A Chapel service will be held on Friday, Oct., 1, 10:00 a.m., also at Hillcrest.



Dale Austin

Dale N. Austin, Dale Austin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on September 23, 2010. He was born on December 24, 1919 in Effingham, Illinois, to George and Della Austin., Dale graduated in 1938 from Effingham High School where he excelled in basketball, track and baseball. He enlisted in the US Air Force where he served during, . He met his first wife, Evelyn at a USO dance and they were married on October 17, 1942. Upon completion of his service to his country, Dale and Evelyn moved to Temple City, California. In 1945, Dale began a long and successful career with Pacific Bell Telephone. He retired from the company in 1978 after 33 years of employment., Dale and Evelyn lived in Glendora, California for many years where they raised a daughter, Sharon and son, Gary. Some of Dale's happiest memories were those times spent camping and fishing in the Eastern Sierra Mountains with family and friends. He was also an avid golfer and was a long time member at Glendora Country Club and later Santa Maria Country Club., His first wife, Evelyn, preceded Dale in death. He married Jacque Hemsing on August 27, 1998. They resided in Santa Maria and were happily married these past 12 years., His loving wife Jacque; daughter Sharon; and son Gary and daughter-in-law Jeanne, survives Dale. He was blessed with 12 beautiful grandchildren: Alice Smith, Christine Woll, Paul Ward, Adam Ward, Shannon Ward, Brittany Williams, Michael Williams, Nathan Lamb, Cassandra Lamb, Martin Austin, Meredith Austin, and Matthew Austin. Dale also has eight great-grandchildren!, Funeral services will be held at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA on Wednesday, September 29th at 1:30pm in the Wee Kirk O' the Heather Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the



Dale L. Jessey Jr.

June 16, 1950-Sept. 17, 2010 Dale L. Jessey Jr., loving son to Ida May Brand and loving husband to Melanie. He is survived by his four children, Jennifer, Jamie, Joy, and Jason and his two grandchildren, Codey and Brieana. A Navy Veteran, Postmaster at Sun City, La Quinta, and Thousand Palms, football coach at La Quinta High School and Desert Hot Springs High School. He loved fishing, golf, sports and playing with his grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was always willing to help others, and his children and grandchildren were his everything. He will be remembered in our hearts forever. His services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 25, 2010. Visitation and services are at 2:00 PM at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside. Burial services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Riverside National Cemetery.



Daniels, Allen Lyle

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Born in Shelton, Washington, Nov, 18, 1922, Allen Lyle Daniels was one of eight children born to Hazel Banks Daniels and Philip Roy Daniels. .....



David Robb

David A. Robb 9-28-1958 - 6-2-2010 We love you. We miss you. Happy 52nd Birthday! Love, Helen, your son Thomas, and everyone who loved you 



David William Wise, Sr.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:52 PM

David Wise, Sr., 48, passed away on December 19, 2009. "AKA" to his friends "White Man Dave". David was born in Lindsay, California. He went to Burton and Monache Schools. He was married to Rosa for 21 years and has one son, David Wise, Jr., one...



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Debbie McDonald

Monday, September 27, 2010 4:44 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Dennis Ross Brownfield

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

Dennis Ross Brownfield, Citrus Rancher A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 AM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Tulare for Dennis Ross Brownfield, 73 of Lindsay who passed away January 11. The Reverend...



Diana Dashonda Brooks

Diana Dashonda Brooks, 21, of Fairfield, died on Sept. 14. She was born on Feb. 16, 1989., A funeral will be held in Chicago, Ill., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,



Dollie Learn

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Domenica LaPiana

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Don B. Fuchser

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:56 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Don Enloe

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Don Hastie

DON HASTIE JUN 14, 1929 - SEP 25, 2010 Don Hastie, Papa Don as most people knew him, was born in Modesto, CA on June 14, 1929. He was 81 years old when he closed his eyes and peacefully went to sleep after a long fight with a heart condition. Papa Don truly had a heart of gold and was a loyal friend to all he met. He loved to fish, hunt, ride horses, golf, and most of all care for his loving friends and family. Don was a butcher for local grocery stores for 55 years, was a member of the Bass Fishing Club and Ski Patrol, and a diver for Search and Rescue. Most importantly, Don was the most wonderful devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, and the best friend anyone could have asked for. Our entire family is grateful to have had such memorable times with him. He meant the world to us and we are truly blessed to have had him in our lives. We love you, Papa! Don leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara Hastie, five daughters: Tami May (husband Dan May), Candy Bava (husband Ralph Bava), Jan Clark (husband Bill Clark), Jackie Schei, Penny Hastie, 7 grandchildren: Billy Clark, Tammy Gonsales, Amie Hanney, Tiffany Schei, Lindsay Bava, Ryan May, Amber May, and 7 great-grandchildren: Cassie Vasquez, Christina Doige, Tristin Clark, Erik Clark, Tabatha Morris, Manny Gonsales, and Brandon Gonsales. He also leaves behind additional family: his sister, Mary Jane Hansen, his brothers, Harlon Smith, Mike Smith, and George Smith, his niece Shannon Holson, and nephew Michael Russell and children. Don is preceded in death by his grandparents Dave and Ida Smith, mother Gladys Wheeler, stepson Dennis Moore, and great-grandson Anthony Edward Chavez. A visitation will be held at Franklin & Downs Colonial Chapel, 12th and G Street, on Thursday, September 30, from 4:00-5:00 pm (family only) and 5:00-8:00 pm (friends and family). A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 1 at 1:00 pm at Franklin & Downs Colonial Chapel, with burial to follow at Acacia Memorial Park on Scenic Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the



Donald Dwain Marsh SR.

Col. Marsh was born on Jan. 18, 1935, in Nashville, Tenn., and passed away in his home on Friday, Sept. 17., A Celebration of Life honoring retired Col. Donald Dwain Marsh, SR., 75, will be held on Monday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Deacon Jim Britt of Mount Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, Vacaville, 455-7700.,



Donna Jean Tipton

Former Redding and Shasta Lake resident Donna Jean Tipton, 76, of Red Bluff died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers in Red Bluff (527-1174).



Dora Navarro

Dora Navarro, 83, of Indio, Calif. passed away September 25, 2010 in Indio. She was born April 11, 1927 to Juan Salih and Teresa Gallardo in San Francisco, Calif. She married Jose Navarro on August 17, 1961 in Indio. Along with her sister she was a business owner for 58 years with Teresa's Café in Indio. Dora is survived by her daughters, Teresa Daniel (Carey), Olga Partain (Jim), and Juanita Hernandez; son, Juan Salas (Terry); sister, Salima Calderon; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Our mother was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She also raised a number of children during her lifetime that remained devoted to her throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose Navarro. Visitation will take place Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 4-8:00 PM at Forest Lawn, 82-975 Requa Ave., Indio CA 92201.



Doris Maisie Lee McDonald

DORIS MAISIE LEE MCDONALD AUG 28, 1918 - AUG 28, 2010 Doris M. McDonald, a well-known resident of Modesto, passed away on her 92nd birthday. Born in Warner, Alberta, Canada, Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Frank in 2008 and by family member Allan J. Blackley in 2001. She is survived by family members Beverleyanne Vogel of Phoenix, AZ, Margie Blackley and Sterling Blackley of Nanaimo, BC, Canada, Rebecca Gornick of Victoria, BC, Canada, Denise Strachan of Kimberley, BC, Canada and their families. Doris moved to California from Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1957 and retired from Franzia Winery as ranch accountant in 1982. Doris enjoyed golf, being a past member of Spring Creek Country Club, and also was an avid square dancer and round dancer. Doris was a round dance instructor along with husband, Frank, for over 35 years. She was a life member of C.C.S.D.A., N.C.R.D.T.A., also of URDC Roundalab, National Carousels #49 and instructor for the Happy Rounders Dance Club. Doris, along with her husband, Frank, were prior owners of Frandor Square & Round Dance Center. A private memorial will be held at a later date.



Dorothy Mae Ormsby

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Dr. Milton J. Bienstock

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E. B. Hilton

E.B. Hilton, 88, of Weed died Sunday at Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).




Ethan A. DeGeorge Services Oct 2, 2010 11AM Valley Memorial Park.Info at tributes.com/eadegeorge Neptune Society of Marin 



Eddie Dave 'Slick Hunter

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:48 PM 

Eddie David "Slick" Hunter age 69 and a lifelong resident of the Tule River Reservation passed away January 10, 2010 at his home. Dave as he was known by many, was born January 26, 1940 in Porterville to Eddie and Francis Hunter and is a member of...



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Edna Frances (Butts) Collins

Edna Frances Butts Collins, 96, of Paso Robles, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Born in Bristow, Okla., in September 1914, Edna was the youngest of seven surviving children born to John Milton Butts and Vashti Reed Butts. Edna married John William "Bill" Collins on Dec. 13, 1930. She was a long-time member of the Church of Christ. Edna is survived by her son, John (Sandra); daughter, Nora Jane Swensen; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home, 1703 Spring St. in Paso Robles. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at the Church of Christ, 36th and Spring Sts., in Paso Robles. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Edna Mae Ballard

Edna Mae Ballard December 29, 1913 - September 24, 2010 Edna was born in Boswell, OK December 29, 1913 and went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 24, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. Edna, Mother, Grandma was 96 years old when she passed. Edna grew up and lived in Oklahoma and Texas. She moved out to California with her husband and children in 1943 from Childress, TX. She lived the rest of her life in Bakersfield, CA as a homemaker. She was a devoted member to her church, Niles Assembly of God. She was a member of the WM's, a Sunday school teacher, and in later years a member of the Florence Garden Silver Tones Choir. She loved yard sales and was an expert candy maker. She is preceded in death by all of her brothers and sisters, her son-in-law, Dr. Richard West; and her husband of 52 years Frank Ballard. She is survived by her children: daughter, Billie (Paul) Maxwell; son, Kenneth (Harriet) Ballard; and daughter, Jerrie West; grandchildren, Kathy, Debbie, Kenny Paul "Buddy", Teresa, Ken, and Candi; six great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. A special thanks to Evergreen Health Care Center for their wonderful care. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 30th Hillcrest Memorial Chapel. Funeral service 10a.m. Sept. 30th Hillcrest Memorial Chapel. A private interment will be held at Sunrise Lawn.



Edward Aaron Ogden

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Edward C. Roeger

Edward C. Roeger, 101, of Palm Desert, California passed away September 15, 2010 in his home of natural causes. He was born April 12, 1909 in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in Palm Desert, California since 1989. He is survived by his two daughters, Eleanor Roeger of San Diego and Katherine Bracamonte of Palm Desert, along with four grandchildren, Troy Wohlgemuth of Louisville, Ky, James, Jessica and Katie Bracamonte of Palm Desert Calif. Mr. Roeger started his career as a radio operator in the Merchant Marine in 1929. After he married, he joined American Airlines as a Ground Supervisor where he was based in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, Ohio. He retired from American Airlines after 30 years. In his mid 50's, he decided to return to the Merchant Marine. He always loved his life at sea, and continued to work as a radio operator until the mandatory retirement age of 72. After retirement, he enjoyed photography, computers and the company of his beloved dog "Lady". The family would like to thank the staff at Legend Gardens and Mary Lou from VNA Hospice for the care and compassion shown to our Dad. Services will be private.



Edwin Louis "Ed" Rudolph

Edwin "Ed" Louis Rudolph Edwin "Ed" Louis Rudolph, 87 years old of Redding, CA entered into God's care on September 24, 2010 at Shasta Regional Medical Center. He was born October 1, 1923 in Esparto, CA. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1942, and immediately joined the U.S. Merchant Marines. He served as an Ensign in the engineering branch during WWII. Ed and his wife Addie owned and operated Woodland Moving and Storage in Woodland, CA, from 1953-1970. They owned and operated Jacobson Transfer & Storage (Bekins agents) in Redding from 1962-1991. They retired in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Addie Estelle; daughter Louise Johnston and son-in-law Gary Johnston of Arizona; and daughter-in-law Fran Rudolph of Woodland. Grandchildren: Kari Holstein and Lori Rudolph, both of Stockton; Cheri Rudolph of Hawaii; and Tammi Herrington of Washington. Great grandchildren: Ricky and Jannessa Jager; Joey Holstein; Ashley and Devon Herrington; and Christian Scott. He is preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Rudolph; parents, Irene and Harold (Skipper) Rudolph; brothers, Robert, John, and James Rudolph. Ed will be remembered for his generosity and sense of humor. His attitude in life was "be good… or call me." Services will be private. Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel of Redding are in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's name to Interim Hospice, 970 Executive Way, Redding, CA 96002 would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the 3rd floor nurses at Shasta Regional Medical Center and Dr. Andy Solkovits for their incredible care of both Ed and the family. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com



Eilleen Marie Lewis Bowen

BOWEN-Eilleen Marie Lewis Bowen, 92, formerly of Pasadena, CA, died Thursday September 23, 2010, at Ingleside Assisted Living in Atascadero, CA. Mrs. Bowen was born in 1917 in Ipswich, South Dakota, and was the only child of Cora Liggett Lewis and Elmer David Lewis. She moved with her family to Burbank, CA in 1925, where she graduated from Burbank High School. An honors graduate from



Elizabeth Blantin

Elizabeth "Betty" Blantin, 76, of Danbury, passed away peacefully at Danbury Hospital, on Sunday, September 26, 2010, after a lengthy illness. Betty was born in New Milford, daughter of the late Irving and Agnes Thowless. She graduated from New Milford High School and has lived in Danbury for most of her life. She had worked locally as a secretary and rental agent for many years. She is survived by her son, Robert Blantin and wife, Donna, of Danbury and her daughter, Karen Blantin, of Bowling Green, OH, as well as a brother, Theodore Thowless, of Long Island, NY, a sister, Nancy Camp, of New Milford and two granddaughters, Jaime Ahearn and Courtney Webber. She was predeceased by her brother, Irving "Skip" Thowless and her sister, Alma "Midge" Robbins. Funeral services will be held privately. Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.



Elizabeth Torres

Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif. For more: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire/ci_16063546 



Ethan Nichols

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Ethan Merle Nichols, born Nov. 10, 1980, passed from our world on Sept. 17, 2010, all too soon for those who loved him. He died just shy of his 30th birthday; he was 29 years young.



Ethel Johnson

Ethel Lee Johnson, affectionately known as "Mickey," 80, of Vallejo, CA passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Travis AFB in Fairfield, CA. She was born in Mississippi. Ethel was a member of Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church., She leaves to mourn her passing: her husband Mr. Eldolas D. Johnson of Vallejo, CA; four daughters, Sharon Brinkley, of Sacramento CA, Jennifer Bell, and Edith Menton, of Vallejo, CA and Cynthia and James Miller, of Suisun, CA; two sisters, Rose King of Vallejo, CA and Jacqueline Reed, of Richmond, CA; two brothers, Robert "Bob" Reed, of Saratoga, N.Y., and Julius Reed, of Reno, NV.; along with a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews cousins and friends., Visitation will be held, Wednesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. Quiet Hour will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 524 Capitol St., Vallejo, CA., Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday Sept. 30, 2010 at Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church, 407 Capitol St., Vallejo, CA., Burial will follow at Sunrise Cemetery, Vallejo, CA. Arrangements by Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo, CA.



Ethel M. Owens

Ethel was born February 20, 1919 in Leon, Iowa. Ethel passed away on Sept. 23, 2010 in Vancouver, Washington. She was a Yuba County resident for over 75 years. Ethel is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Peggy) Owens of Olivehurst, CA, Dave (Sheila) Owens of Washougal, Washington; two grandchildren, Ken Jr. (Angela) Owens of Coeur D' Alene, Idaho, Heather (Phil) Rauscher of Reno, Nevada; great grandchildren: Brianna and Kacie Owens of Couer D' Alene, Idaho, Jack Rauscher of Reno, Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel worked in the hardware business for over 40 years. She started in Brainerd's Hardware in Olivehurst in 1960 and moved on to Big R Ranch and Home after Brainerd's closed. She then went to work for PV Ranch and Supply in Yuba City, and retired when she was 77 years of age. She was always a hard worker and enjoyed her work. She loved to go to Reno and play the slots. She also loved her roses and tending to them. She was preceded in death by Delmer Owens; Ethel's siblings: Victor Graham, Lois Longest, Billy Graham, Elinor Ottenwalter; and her mother, Ruth Graham. She will be missed by her family and especially her grandchildren. Service will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at Lipp & Sullivan in Marysville, CA at 11:30am. Burial will be at Sutter Cemetery. Send Condolences at



Eugene Hill

Eugene Hill, 78, of Indio, Calif. passed away September 21, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. Eugene was born on November 30, 1931 in Henderson, Texas. He had two local sons who preceded him in death: Tommy Hill and Jessie Brown, both of Indio. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 61 years, Henrietta Hill; and five local children, Arthur and Jerry Hill, Queen Langston, Clarice Thomas, all of Indio and Mary Hubbard of Colton, Calif. Eugene was the owner and operator of Gene and Son Gardening Service for over 30 years. Viewing and Funeral services will be held on September 30, 2010 at Mt. Calvary Holy Church, 80-380 Avenue 43, Indio CA. The viewing will take place from 9-11:00 AM with the funeral service immediately following.



Evans, Roberta Mary (Flockhart)

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM

She was born in Santa Rosa, Ca. to Robert and Frieda Flockhart and moved to Lodi in 1938. Roberta graduated from Lodi High School ..... 



Evelyn Nichols

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Evelyn Van Camp

Evelyn Van Camp Evelyn Van Camp away on passed September 17, 2010 at the age of 93. She was a 30+ year resident of Lompoc, CA and in 2004 moved to Culver City, CA to be closer to her daughter. Evelyn's hobbies and interests included traveling, gardening, and collectables. Evelyn is survived by her daughter Jana; grandsons David R. and Gregory A. Pentecost; granddaughter-in-law Jean Harley and great-granddaughters Jessamyn and Briony. Memorial services will be held at the Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA October 2, 2010 at 2:00pm.



Family mourns teen motorcycle racer killed at Indy

Saturday, September 4, 2010 10:38 AM 

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Family members cried and hugged each other for support as pallbearers carried the casket of 13-year-old motorcycle racer Peter Lenz after his funeral Friday at St.



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Fatemeh Hakimi

Fatemeh "Godsi" Hakimi, Resident of Los Gatos, 4/20/29 - 9/25/10, "Godsi" was born in Iran. She received her degree in nursing and midwifery, meeting her future husband Dr. Ali Naghavi while in school. During the past 30 years, she resided in Newport Beach, Los Gatos, and Saratoga, with frequent trips to her native Iran. She is survived by her daughter Azita Aghevli of Los Gatos, son Nader Naghavi of Iran, and grandchildren Arash & Alica Aghevli of San Francisco and Kaveh Aghevli, also of San Francisco. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Naghavi and youngest son Bahman Naghavi. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the, is appreciated.



Faustin Mazeris

April 22, 1941 - Sept. 5, 2010, Faustin passed away peacefully in Petaluma, CA after a long illness. Born in Esquiüle, France, he was the son of Charles Mazéris and Marie Luro Mazéris. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jean-Pierre and Germain and his sister Jeannette. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, his daughter Michèle, his son Daniel, and his grand-daughter Juno Sophia as well as his sisters Maryse Cogi and Madeleine (Michel) Macé and also nieces Martine, France, Pascale and Isabelle; and nephews Patrick and François. After immigrating to New York, he made his home in San Francisco, where he ran a downtown tavern with his business partner Bernard Mirandette. He was a member of the Basque Cultural Center. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff at the Oaks in Petaluma for the excellent and loving care Faustin received during his entire stay. Many thanks also to Hospice by the Bay for their kind and attentive presence during his last months. Friends are invited to attend the Vigil Thursday, Sept 9, at 6:30 PM followed by the Funeral Mass at 7 PM at Notre Dame des Victoires. Committal Services at Holy Cross Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108, or Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939. McAvoy OHara Co. Paul Domergue Associate



Federico Covarrubias

Monday, September 20, 2010 3:00 AM 




Felipe Juarez Bravo Jr.

Felipe Juarez Bravo Jr. April 26, 1988 - September 22, 2010 Felipe "JR" passed away on September 22, 2010. He is survived by his two beautiful daughters, Kaylah Tianna Bravo and Sharae Len Brown. His parents, Suzanne Juarez and Phillip Garza; sisters, Mariah Montez, Destiny Garza, Nerissa Bravo, and Corina Mitchell; brothers, Jacob Marin and Isaiah Bravo; great-grandparents, Josie Gardea and Lydia Juarez; grandparents, Ruth Reyes and Miguel and Noemi Romero. There are numerous other uncles, aunts, and cousins. Those that spoiled him most: Jose Medina, Ramon Larrea, Phillip Larrea, Tony Mendez, Shanette Caraveo, Linda Ruiz, Angel Beltran. His best friend Bryan Guiton. He is preceded in death by his love Daina Caraveo; father, Felipe P. Bravo Sr.; great grandparents, Teresa Perez Martinez, Juanio Juarez, Manuela and Epifanio Palacios; grandfather, Gilbert Juarez; best friend, Luis Palacios and numerous other family members. JR was always a carefree happy go lucky person. There was nothing that could ever bring him down. He loved to drive his 64 Impala and live life to the fullest. He began playing baseball and football at the age of four. There was never any sport or thing he could not master. He loved to travel, fish, camp, the beach and Vegas. He lived every day as though there was no tomorrow. He met his love Daina in the 6th grade. Over the years they became inseparable, and they were the life of the party. They had two beautiful girls Kaylah and Sharae whom he loved very much. He worked in the oilfields since age 18. He had so many friends and family that loved him so much. We will all miss the crazy faces, the shoulder shrugs, phrases, and speed racer. Unfortunately he was taken from us to soon. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Visitation is Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 4-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Mortuary. A Chapel service will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m., also at Hillcrest.



Fitzwater, Norman

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Norman Fitzwater Resident of New Plymouth, ID Norman Fitzwater born on May 16th 1931 in Oakland California, died peacefully in Payette Idaho on Sept. ..... 



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

Fleda passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA, on January 26, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Vera Krone. Her childhood years were spent in Arcata, San Bruno, and Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Palo Alto High School, and became one of the pioneers of the Palo Alto Children's Theater. She received her BA from Stanford University in Theater Arts and Costume Design. In 1950 she married William Evans, and on April 8, 2010, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A year ago Fleda and Bill moved to Loomis, CA, from Los Altos Hills, to be near their family., Fleda shared her love of the theater through teaching drama education at San Jose State University and directing plays for amateur theater groups in her home town of Los Altos, CA. She was an active member of PEO, a service organization which supports academic scholarships for women, and was for many years an active member of a religious theater group called LAMP (Los Altos Methodist Players), directing numerous productions there., Fleda is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Evan and Jeff Belfiglio of Bellevue, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Amanda Evans of Loomis, CA; grandchildren Evan and Alexander Belfiglio, Silas Brewton, and Carson Evans; her sister Betty Krone Asher of Loomis, and many nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. Internment will be on an Evans plot in Louisville, KY. Remembrances may be sent to PEO (, ) in memory of Fleda Evans, Chapter OZ, or to the "UC Davis Foundation" for the Krone Professorship of the College of Engineering of The University of California at Davis, . The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.



Florentino Guzman

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Frances Hodgson

went to be with her Lord and Savior on a Glorious Fall morning at home in Willow Creek Saturday, September 25, 2010. Frances was born in Patoka, Illinois Saturday, February 16, 1929 to Benjamin Franklin Jr. "Frank" & Carol Christine (Cox) Elifritz at the beginning of the Great Depression. In the first couple of years of Frances' life she and her mother lived for a time on the farm in Patoka with her mother's parents Charles and Agnes (Simcox) Cox while her father worked in St. Louis in a restaurant often visited by the St. Louis Cardinals. While living in Patoka Frances was loved and spoiled by her two Grandmothers, Agnes Cox and Lena (Brokelmeyer) Elifritz. For her father to maintain employment in the oil fields it was necessary for the family to leave Patoka. She lived in Norris City, IL for a time and later moved to Albion, IL where Frances finished High School. After High School she attended Business College in Evansville, Indiana. Returning to Albion she met her future husband Albert "Al" Hodgson. Al & Frances were married August 26, 1949 at the Edwards County Fair in Albion, IL. In 1952 they moved out to California where most of Al's family was currently living. For a short time they lived in Santa Rosa eventually ending up in the Eureka/ Arcata area of Humboldt County. In 1954 Frances experienced her first earthquake. After the birth of their first son, Mike, they decided to build a house on property given to them by Al's parents on the Hodgson Ranch in the Willow Creek area. About the time of the birth of their second son, Mark, they we're in the process of opening their new store Willow Creek Varity. Frances operated the store while Al worked as a millwright for Carolina Cal, a local plywood mill near Salyer. Around 1960 they moved the store across the street (Hwy 299) to a larger building. From that point forward Al & Frances operated the store full time together. The store was flooded with 4 to 6 inches of water and mud in the 1964/65 flood due to a creek overflowing its banks and the mountain behind the store siding down up against the back of the building. Life changed quickly for the young family as electrical power was out for weeks and the new home was entirely electric with the exception of a wood fireplace in the living room. The family lived in the living room until power was finally restored. Frances cooked all the family means in the fireplace using a cast iron Dutch oven. Shortly after the flood property was obtained on the west end of Willow Creek on the north side of Hwy 299. A new much larger building was built to accommodate the growth of the store. In the mid-eighties the building was remodeled and a new section added to enlarge the store to the building you see today now home to the Willow Creek Family Health Center. The store was renamed at the time of the remodeling to Hodgson's of Willow Creek and became a Ben Franklin franchise store allowing Al & Frances to carry an extended line of merchandise. The store was a big part of Frances' life. While she took pride in the entire store there were two departments that she enjoyed most, Women's Clothing and the Arts and Crafts. Frances and Ginger Burchard would travel out of the area on buying trips each year to purchase new lines of clothing for the store. Always attempting to find and purchase fashionable women's clothing. The store had many hard to find items and customers came from all around the Klamath-Trinity Valley Area to shop. Many customers came from the coast often times commenting that the store carried merchandise that was hard to find elsewhere. Over the years there were many wonderfully talented and loyal employees two of which were Virginia North and Ginger Burchard. Virginia and Ginger worked for Al & Frances for many years and stayed with them right up till the end when the store was closed at the end of the year in 1995. Another big part of Frances' life was her church. She was a member of the Willow Creek Bible Church and was involved in many church related activities such as Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Christian Women's Club. Frances often times would pickup or make arranges for kids to come to Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. In the days since Frances' passing the family has heard many wonderful stories of how Frances touched their lives. Frances was also involved in Soroptimist International and the Willow Creek Fire Bells. She was one of the original organizers of the annual Bigfoot Daze celebration and generally active in her community. Frances is survived by her husband of 61 years Albert Eugene Hodgson, her son, Michael Hodgson and his wife Susan of Saratoga and their two children Nickisa and Kevin. She is also survived by her son Mark Hodgson of McKinleyville, her brother's children Patrick Elifritz of Bokoshe, OK; Cathy Warren of Red Bluff, CA and her children Phillip, Michael, Kelly and Cameron; Kelly Marshall and her husband Carson of Oklahoma City, OK and daughters Tina and Amber and their son Carson III; and John Elifritz of Fulton MO. Frances loved Mike's wife Susan as the daughter she never had. She very much loved her granddaughter Nickisa and her grandson Kevin. All of them had a very special place in her heart. Frances' brother Jim died at the early age of 37 from complications related to an accident on an oil rig several years earlier. This death left 4 young children without a father who needed their daddy very much. While Frances couldn't replace their Father she showed them love and devotion and tried to be part of their lives whenever possible. She loved each and every one of them and their children as well who were more like Frances' grandchildren than nesses and nephews. Frances was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank & Christine Elifritz; her sister Thea Mae Elifritz who only lived 16 days and her brother James Phillip "Jim" Elifritz. Funeral Services will be held at the Willow Creek Bible Church Thursday, September 30th at 3 PM. Grave site services will follow immediately afterwards at the Willow Creek



Frank Ghiorso

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2010, Frank (Robert) Ghiorso left this world to join his wife Ruby in Heaven. He was born in San Francisco on March 28, 1928, to Frank Ghiorso and Bertha (Sturtevant) Turner. W



Frank Hughes

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

At his home in Joshua Tree, Frank Palmer Hughes transitioned following a 12-year illness under the care of his loving wife, Denise.  



Frank Pesl

Frank X. Pesl Resident of San Jose Born 9-17-38 in Germany, died unexpectedly 9-16-10. A beloved husband of 50 years to Rosemarie, best dad a daughter could ever have to Angel, grandfather to Joseph & Roxanne, beloved great-grandfather to Raymond and Eira, uncle to many and a friend to all. Ashes scattered at sea.



Fred Boes Jr.

Fred Boes Jr., 93, of Vacaville died on Thursday, Sept. 23, in Vacaville. He was born on Sept. 24, 1917, in San Francisco., A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel. A prayer service will follow on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.



Fuller, Charles M.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Charles M. Fuller Jr., 47, of Lodi, died Sept. 16. He was born July 23, 1963 in Stockton. Mr. Fuller enjoyed landscaping and helping others. ..... 




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HALE, GLADYS L. Born: March 30, 1922 Died: September 18, 2010 Gladys died peacefully with her husband by her side. She is survived by her husband Kenneth and children Colleen, Tom and Wendy and several grandchildren. Services: September 29th, at 12 p.m. at El Camino - Sorrento Valley Chapel. Family request donations to, in lieu of flowers.



GUSTAFSON, Mary Paul Gerard (Wilma)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM

Sister Paul Gerard Gustafson, SNJM Native of Oakland Sister Mary Paul Gerard (Wilma Gustafson) died at the Convent of the Holy Names, Los Gatos ..... 



Gael Garcia

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Gareld Jefferson Collins

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Gayle Wendell Dunson

Wendell Dunson entered into rest on September 10, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born to William Mack and Opal Helen Dunson on October 13, 1942 in Gideon, Mo. and was a 61 year resident of the Coachella Valley. He met his wife of 45 years, Wendy Dunson, in 1963 and they were married on March 6, 1964. They had two children, Wanda Dunson and Wynette Whitley-Kearns. Wendell graduated from Coachella Valley High School and enjoyed a long career at the Valley Sanitary District where he was main operator and purchasing agent. He was also a member of the Indio Police Department. In retirement, he enjoyed caring for his grandchildren, dropping them off for school and picking them up. He often said that it was his right as a grandpa to spoil them rotten and he did just that. He was known for his generosity, for caring for others, his humor, his temper, and his love of animals. He enjoyed ATV riding, camping, fishing, his animals, and helping others in need. He was a loving, devoted father, husband, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. His big heart and generous spirit will be missed beyond measure by all his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Wendy Dunson. He is survived by his daughters, Wanda Dunson and Wynette Whitley-Kearns (Daniel Kearns); and grand-children, Ruben Alzatti, Brianna Medina, Anthony Medina, Ashley Whitley, Dylan Whitley, and Liana Whitley; and a great grandson, Alex Beltran Jr. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Harry Bevens; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Marlys Dunson; and sisters-in-law, Janice Speed, Diane (Chuck) Lyons, Dorothy Krieg, Mark Whitley; and several nieces and nephews and foster children. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Coachella Valley Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 25, 2010.



Gene Johnson

Monday, September 20, 2010 3:00 AM 




George Pettygrove

George Pettygrove, 79, of Fairfield, passed away on Sept. 14, at home., He was born on Feb. 5, 1931, in Tonopah, Nev. He was Fairfield resident for 50 years., He served in United States Navy from 1950 to 194 and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a medical corpsman and was transferred back to Mare Island Naval Hospital in 1953 where he met his wife, Joy Gleason. After his discharge, he entered San Francisco State and earned a bachelor of arts degree in biological science 1957 and earned his master of arts in education administration in 1961., He began his teaching career at Suisun Valley Elementary and spent 10 years in elementary, 10 years at secondary and 10 years in the District Office, his last job was director of finance. He retired in 1989 and including his consulting work with the district, he had over 42 years as a teacher and administrator., He served on the Fairfield City Council from 1991 to 2001 and was elected mayor from 1997 to 2001., He was a member of Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club since 1960, was president from 1970 to 1971, had perfect attendance for 50 years and was a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He just completed a two-year term on the Solano County grand jury. He was a member of F&AM, Suisun Lodge No. 55, Montezuma Shrine, VFW Post No. 2333, Elks Lodge and past Commodore of the Solano Yacht Club just to mention a few. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church., He is survived by his daughter, Mary Pettygrove Flurey and son-in-law John Flurey; brother, John Neil Pettygrove of Arizona; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Flurey of Fairfield., A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield. A funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, Fairfield. He will be buried next to his wife in the Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery., Memorial contributions are preferred to George Pettygrove Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club, P.O. Box 477, Fairfield, 94533., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697. Visit our memorial book at www.bryanbraker.com.,



George Shimun

George D'Mar Shimun Age 80, at peace with his Lord and his family gone before him on Friday September 24, 2010. Beloved husband of Mary Carroll (nee: Murphy)(daughter of the late Bernard and Helen Murphy all formerly of Dunshore, PA.) Son of the late Zaya and Elishwa D'Mar Shimun. George is survived by his three sisters, two nieces, five grandnieces and nephews. Friends may visit Thursday, 10am with a Service to be held 11am at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave. Daly City. Committal Private at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in George's name to San Francisco Fire Department Toys for Tots program.



George W. Randall

Friday, September 17, 2010 12:59 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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George Wesley Cavnar

Monday, September 20, 2010 12:41 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Geraldine Jean Cox

Geraldine Jean Cox 83, of Nicolaus passed away on September 25, 2010. Visitation will be Thursday, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel from 4-7pm. Graveside services will be conducted on Friday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at 11:00 am.



Geraldine Stoltz

Geraldine C. Stoltz, 1923 – 2010, Geraldine Stoltz, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2010. She was born May 6, 1923 to Archie and Bertha Woods in Pennsylvania. Geraldine has been a Santa Maria resident for 45 years., Geraldine is survived by her brother Thomas Woods of Newton Falls, Ohio, her devoted son David Stoltz, daughter's Beverly and husband John Knipple, Virginia Stoltz, Robin Stoltz, Mary Gabler and others. Gerladine has twenty-six grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by the dedicated staff at Villa Maria who provided loving and professional care for the last eight years. Family members including her grandchildren Donna Walters and Ezra Paco were at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Patrick Stoltz and daughter Sharon Stoltz., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory.



Giovanna Rosso

Giovanna Rosso Resident of Los Altos Hills Died peacefully after a short illness, Thurs. Sept. 23, 2010. Age 71 years. Giovanna was born in Italy on Oct. 9, 1938. She came to the U.S. as a young woman and worked at Hewlett Packard for many years. She then joined her cousin in property management in the Bay Area. She is survived by several cousins in Italy. Proud "Zia" to Vittorio, Domenico, Marisa, Rosa, Emilia, Harry, Sabrina, Annalisa, Teresa, and Francesca Sambuceto. Dear friend and colleague to John Souerbry. Giovanna also enjoyed great times and travels to many ICF functions with her dear friend Eva Stern. She was preceded in death by her cousin Harry Sambuceto. A member of St.Nicholas Church, Los Altos. Giovanna was very proud of her title and duty as District Deputy of the Santa Clara Valley District of the Italian Catholic Federation. She was an active member for many years and was past president of Branch #47, Mtn.View and current member of Branch #186, Los Altos. Giovanna was a loyal friend to all who knew her. She will be missed but not forgotten. Visitations will begin on Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010 from 5:00P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:00P.M. at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn.View. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday Oct 1, at 10:30A.M. at St. Nicholas Church, Los Altos. Interment at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto. Contributions preferred to "Gifts of Love" c/o I.C.F, 8393 Capwell Dr. #110, Oakland, CA 94621, or to your favorite charity, spiritual bouquets or masses. Please sign the guestbook at cusimanocolonial.com



Glenda Brothers

Glenda Brothers, 72, of Marysville, passed away on September 21, 2010. Services are pending and under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services



Glenda Smith

Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:00 AM 

Glenda Gail Smith, 53, of Victor, died Sept. 23. She was born July 9, 1957 in Sacramento. 



Gloria Jean Soiu-Prestage

Gloria Jean Soiu-Prestage March 21, 1927 - September 22, 2010 Gloria Jean Soiu-Prestage was born March 21, 1927 in Lansing, Michigan to Welcome D. Gibbons and Claudia May Wolf along with her brother, now passed, Jack Gibbons. She moved to Bakersfield in 1955 right after her daughter Shari's birth to be Co-Star of the televised show "Hey Kids!" filmed live at the Fox Theater. Jeanne touched many lives. She was Co-Director of Debonaire Dancers for 38 years with her husband at the time Johnny Soiu, now deceased. They taught ballroom dance and etiquette to many including a special program for the mentally and physically disabled. The students who knew her and Johnny affectionately called them Mama and Papa. Her daughter Shari Fortino continues to run the Debonaire Dancers. Concurrently, Jeanne worked as a House Manger of the Great American Melodrama and The Melodrama Musical Theatre for about twenty years. She greeted thousands of patrons with a smiling attitude, and was a dear friend to all of the staff. In her later years, she worked as an Ambassador for Secure Horizons for about five years. She died at the age of 84 and is survived by her daughter, Shari Fortino, son-in-law Michael Smothers; granddaughter, Christeal Milburn; and her loving companion, Bill Skinner. She was an adopted mom for many, always nurturing and loving. She loved going to brunches at the Elk's Lodge, dancing, singing and being with her friends and family. Service will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living at 222 Eureka Street. Following the service, there will be a dinner and dance at the Elk's Lodge at 1616 30th Street. Basham Funeral Care



Goehring, Mavis Beryl (Martin)

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM

Mavis Beryl Goehring, 84, of Lodi, died September 21, 2010, at Arbor Nursing Center following kidney failure. She was born to Emil and Emma ..... 



Gracianna Nicole Register (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Gracianna Nicole Register April 14, 2000 - September 28, 2003 It is hard to believe it has been seven years since Jesus called you to be one of his Angels. Even though your time with us was short not a day goes by that we do not think of our precious memories and reflect upon how much we love and miss you. Even when you were suffering the most, you managed to smile and light the room with joy touching the hearts of all who met you. You will always be our precious little Angel. We will join you again someday and our happiness will last forever. Love, Nana, Nono, Mommy, Daddy, Kassandra, Jarrett, Uncle Jacob, Aunt Melissa, Brianne and Michael.



Green, Rachael

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Gregory Harold Bullis

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Harry Lewis

Passed away September 25, 2010 in Torrance, CA. Born in Brooklyn, NY on November 27, 1923. A graveside service will be Thursday, September 30, 2010, 10:00am at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at 



Hatsuyo Sakamoto

Hatsuyo "Polly" Sakamoto Resident of Campbell Died peacefully in her sleep at home on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at age 84. She was born on November 23, 1925 to parents Chiyomi & Kiyoto Shinagawa. Polly spent three years in Japanese Internment Camps at Santa Anita, CA and Heart Mountain, Wyoming, of which she shared stories with family members, but never complained of the hardships she endured. She was a smart, strong-minded, no fuss-attitude, tomboy, who, through her later years, loved gardening, reading novels, doing crossword & Sudoku puzzles & watching sports on TV while relaxing in her favorite bedroom recliner chair. Polly also enjoyed bowling with her Yu-Ai Kai senior group & frequent gambling trips to Reno. Polly is preceded by her brother, the late Victor Shinagawa, & she is survived by her sister, Betty Fujiko, half-sister, Fujiko Shinagawa, her two children, Craig Sakamoto & Jacqueline Yamaguchi, & grandchildren, Matthew Kevin & Dorene. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 7pm at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin on 640 N. 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. In honor of Polly's spirit, the family requests your presence in business casual attire, no formality (avoid wearing all black - come as you are). The family invites those present to share stories & for those unable to attend, please share at www.willowglenfuneralhome.com and celebrate the life of Hatsuyo "Polly" Sakamoto.



Haze, Rosemary Katherine (Matoza-Vieira)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

Age 85, passed away at Delta Rehab & Care Center in Lodi. Rosemary was born in Turlock, California to Beverly Vieira & Rose Matoza-Vieira. ..... 



Heather Stonehouse Milligan

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Hedda Talmadge

Hedda C. Talmadge Resident of Sunnyvale Born February 24, 1942 in El Salvador and then moved to the Potrero Hill neighborhood in San Francisco with her family at the age of three. She entered into rest surrounded by her loved ones on September 23, 2010. Cherished and much loved mother of Michelle Petruzzelli of Cameron Park, CA Joseph S. Talmadge Jr. of Larkspur, CA, Douglas Talmadge of Concord, CA and Bert (Matthew) Talmadge of Benicia, CA. Loving sister of Dina West of El Dorado Hills, CA and Rose Toruno of Petaluma, CA. Beloved daughter of departed parents Humberto & Fidelia Toruno. Adored by her fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren and missed sadly by her doggies which she called her boy's "Gizmo & Shadow". Hedda touched many lives both on a personal and business level. She was an accomplished Insurance Broker, earning her CPCU designation and going on to found her own highly successful Insurance Brokerage firm, Talmadge and Associates in 1995, specializing in the computer, electronics, and information technology industries. Her legacy continues as highly regarded and respected within her industry. Her desire to excel and compete was not limited to business endeavors. In her earlier years she trained, competed and completed several marathons, was a charter member of the Decathlon Club in San Jose where she would eagerly take you up on a spirited game of racquet ball. Her favorite pastimes were being with family and friends, traveling, attending sporting events (she was an avid 49er fan as well as a charter season ticket holder to the San Jose Sharks). She lived her life passionately and on her own terms. She was taken from us far too soon. She will be missed dearly. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 6:30 P.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, (408) 736-1315. Memorial Mass to be held Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:00 AM. at Church of the Resurrection, 725 Cascade Drive, Sunnyvale.



Henry Joseph Rocha Jr.

HENRY JOSEPH ROCHA, JR JAN 1925 ~ SEPT 2010 Henry was born in Manteca to Henry and Josephine Rocha in 1925. He later moved to Crows Landing where he met the love of his life Thelma and was drafted into, where he served in the, . After his time in the service, he moved to Turlock and he and Thelma were married and he began farming. Henry belonged to Our Lady of Miracles in Gustine and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. His interests included photography, fishing and spending time at the ocean. Henry is survived by his children Antoinette Rocha, Joseph Rocha, Ron Rocha and Eddie (Cindy) Rocha, Sr. all of Turlock and Henry (Janis) Rocha of Waterford and grandchildren Trevor, Adriana, Jacob, Justin, Danielle and Eddie Jr. He is preceded in death by his wife Thelma; parents; one sister and one brother. Viewing will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with rosary to follow. Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow. Please share your memories at, www.allenmortuary.com ALLEN MORTUARY



Herb Richards

Herb Richards, 98, founder of the Rotten Robbie gas station chain, died Aug. 29, 2010. 



Herbert C. Rafetto III

Herbert C. Rafetto III, 58, passed away suddenly on September 9, 2010. A 16-year resident of Palm Springs, he was known extensively throughout the community, and his passing was a shock to us all. Herb was born July 25, 1952 in Lowell, Mass., the son of Herbert C. Jr. and Jean E. Rafetto. A 1970 graduate of Kittanning Senior High School, he received his BS from the University of Denver in Hotel Restaurant Management in 1974. Herb then went on to a 25-year career for the Hyatt Hotel Organization, culminating in General Manager positions at both the Hyatt Hotel in Carmel, and our own Hyatt Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. During that time, Herb built relationships that have lasted through the years. He was President of the Palm Springs Tourism Board from 1992-1995 and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce (1992-1996). As a leader in the Hotel Industry he frequently spoke at City Council meetings representing the Palm Springs Hospitality Industry. Whether a room attendant, City Council Member, or a General Manager, it was easy to appreciate and remember Herb's easy manner and charm, and the warm attention he paid to the people in his life. After his career in Hotel Management, Herb applied his talents to Retail Management, leading two upscale clothing outlets to record sales; and then he focused on vacation sales, where he was awarded four top sales honors. Just a few years ago he was lucky enough to meet Susan, and for the last nine years she made him perhaps as happy as he had ever been. No one knows better than she the passion Herb always held for music. Although he had a wide range of taste, he was, in his heart, an avid Dead Head and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Grateful Dead's music. Any visit to his home included personal sing-a-longs to their greatest hits. Finally, though, his dream was to perform; and he set out on that journey with a banjo, a good friend, Dan Regeimbal. His dream came true when they performed at a major hotel weeks before his death, and once again around a campfire with friends the night before he left us. For him, if he had to leave, the timing couldn't have been better, for those of us who knew and loved him, there could never be a good time for him to leave. He will be missed immensely. Knowing Herb, though, he is probably somewhere playing his banjo with Jerry Garcia, sipping on a single-malt, and laughing-it's certain that he is laughing. Herbert C. Rafetto III is survived by his wife, Susan; his daughter, Natalie, whom he loved dearly; his step-son, Brandon; his parents; his sisters, Sue Morgan, Marti Kubatko, and Judy Jack; numerous nieces and nephews; his friends too numerous to mention; and his dog, Jerry. A memorial gathering will be held in October with close friends where, according to his wishes, they can all tell funny stories about Herb. "Ramble on Herbie, settle down easy"



Hollis Logue Jr.

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Ishida, Sachiko "Sue" (Arata)

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sachiko Arata was born at Bacon Island, CA, the second of five children of Ichisuke and Shitsu Arata. She graduated from Stockton High School in ..... 



J. T. Robinett

J.T. Robinett, 85, of Redding died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444). 




Jason Charles Bohlke Established September 20, 1985 passed away September 18, 2010. Beloved son of Adam Bohlke and Britt Rosenmayr. Protective, proud, and loving brother to Samantha and Shannon. He felt endless love from his grandparents Frank and Carroll Rosenmayr and Sally Watson. He was an energetic nephew to Natasha, Teri, Dawn, and Dixie. A child at heart when he played with cousins Bianca, Kemmer, Piper and Ashley. He gave joy to all he met through his smile and never ending off the wall humor. A tried and true friend, Jason will be remembered for his overwhelming kindness, his desire for adventure, and love for children and animals. He will be greatly missed, but will live with us all forever. Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto in Novato. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Marin Humane Society.




JOE J. FLORES, JR. May 19, 1940-Sept. 24, 2010 He was loved by so many and will be missed by us all so much. Survived by his loving family: wife Hollie, Daughter Donna, Son Jerry, Step-Children Chad, Justin, Travis and 11 grandchildren: Alexandria, Allie, Amber, Andrew, Corey, Dylan, Jordyn, Justin Jr., Kaitlyn, Seth and Trent. In lieu of funeral services a Celebration Of Life will be held in his honor Tues. Sept. 28, 2010 / 4 PM at Central Community Christian Fellowship - 5623 Arlington Ave., Riverside CA. 92405




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SANCHEZ, JUSTINA Of San Diego 04/14/1971-9/23/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100 



James "Burt" Brown

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James Edmund (Jim) McBride

Jim McBride, 68, of Carmichael, passed away on Aug. 11, at his home in Carmichael, Calif., due to complications following heart surgery., He was born on Jan. 6, 1942, in Sacramento., Jim was a graduate of Vacaville High School. After high school, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Fort Dix, N.J., where his two children were born. He trained in electrical engineering. After the Air Force, he returned to Vacaville. He worked for Pacific Bell as an engineering manager until his retirement., Jim had many interests and hobbies such as abalone diving, spear fishing and camping along the Mendocino coast. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed making jams and salsas from the fruits and vegetables grown in his home orchard and garden. Jim was a car enthusiast; buying and selling a vast array of cars over the years., Jim is survived by his life partner, Diana Deckelman, of Carmichael; daughter, Kami McBride Conyers (Michael), of Davis; son, Warren McBride (Darlene), of Pleasant Hill; sister, Sally Humphrey; brother, Tom McBride; and three grandchildren, Caitlin, Keith and Gabriel., He was preceded in death by his parents, John and June McBride, of Vacaville., A memorial service and reception will be held at the Mendes Ranch in Vacaville beginning at noon on Saturday, Sept. 25. Please call (925) 363-4959 for more information.,



James Franco

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James J. Delohery III

James J. Delohery, III , age 60 of Brookfield, passed away at Danbury Hospital on Sunday Sept. 26, 2010. He is the husband of Susan (Slater) Delohery. Jim was born June 24, 1950 in Danbury, Cson of the late James J. and Lillian (St. Ours) Delohery, Jr. He was graduate of Danbury High school Class of 1969. He was employed by the United States Postal Service as a Postal Carrier retiring after 37 years of service. Jim was an avid golfer and a member of the Newtown Country Club. He enjoyed Fishing, playing cards and trips to Saratoga Racetrack, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Susan D. Magersuppe and her husband Carl of Danbury; his brothers, Sean M. Delohery and his wife Peggy of Newtown, and Mark L. Delohery of New Britain; his nieces, Meghan Stabile and her husband Joseph of New Fairfield, Erin Delohery of Newtown; and his nephew Brendan Delohery also of Newtown and several cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Thursday Morning at 10 a.m.. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main St., Danbury on Wednesday from 5 to 8. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation , 636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078.



James Junior Plank

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:38 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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James Maclise

Friday, September 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

James R. Maclise, 74, of Lodi, died Sept. 17. He was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Newark, N.J. 



James W. "Chris" Christani

Passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Loving husband for over 56 years of Frances "Faye" Christani; loving father of Steven Christani and his wife Gini, David Christani, Lori Christani-Fleshman and her husband Charlie; beloved grandfather of fourteen and great grandfather of four; also survived by his sisters Jeryl and Jacklyn; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A native of San Francisco, age 77 years. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, U.S. Marines Corps and retired owner of Chris's Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in Santa Rosa. Private family Inurnment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa. Family and Friends are invited to attend a "Celebration of Life" on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Windsor Golf Club, Charlie's Restaurant, 1320 19th Hole Dr, Windsor. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



James William Sully

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Jane Goldwater Fedalen

Dec. 17, 1928 - Sept. 22, 2010 Third generation native from a pioneer Los Angeles family, Jane married Chuck Fedalen in 1951 and was about to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Her sister, Nan Krasne, and brother, Lloyd Goldwater, were at her side. Sons Jim and Chip married Sheri and Helen and brought Jane six wonderful grand-children, Cindy (Mrs. Daniel Lengeman), Mike (Desiree), Steven, Kjerstin, Monika and Marika. Family was sacred to Jane and it showed in all the love of her children and grandchildren. You will be missed and remembered with love. Services will be 10:00 AM, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Mt. Sinai - Hollywood Hills, CA (800) 600-0076.



Janet "Jan" (Norris) Tamba

Passed away peacefully in Sebastopol after a long battle with heart disease on September 16, 2010. Dearly beloved wife of Dan for 38 years; loving mother of Ryan (Robin), Matthew (Noelle), and Craig (Kerstin) Tamba all of Santa Rosa; loving daughter of Connie Norris and the late George Norris; adored grandmother of Caleb, Mackynzie and Hailey; dear sister of Joan Norris; and daughter in law of Peggy Tamba. Born in Woodbridge Suffolk, England and a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa, age 57 years. Many lives have been touched during the life of this very special woman. She was a friend to all and a mom to many. She and her sister Joni Norris grew up in Santa Rosa and were very active in the International Order of the Rainbow Girls. Jan worked in the children's department at Mervyn's for many years and later for the Exchange bank. She was very supportive of her boys, whether it was Boy Scouts, or baseball at Rincon Valley Little League, and was an avid soccer mom. She could always be seen on the sidelines of any game her boys or grandchildren were playing in. Her cheers of encouragement from the crowd will be missed. She enjoyed sewing, and crafting, but what she really loved was spending time with family. She will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her Life at a drop in gathering on October 3, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa. If desired donations in her memory may be made to the, , 1400 N. Dutton Ave #20, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Jasbir Singh Bains

Jasbir Singh Bains 54, of Yuba City passed away September 26, 2010. Prayer Services will start at 11:00AM Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel Final prayers and cremation will follow at Ullrey Memorial Chapel Crematory.



Jason Yip

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Jay K. Bailey Sr.

Jay K. Bailey Sr., 73, of Weaverville died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144). 



Jean Ernst

12/29/19 - 9/22/10 Jean Ellen Ernst passed away on September 22, 2010. Jean was born in New Ulm, Minnesota on December 29, 1919. She attended Macalester College and received her degree in Medical Technology. She moved to San Diego, Calif. in 1943 where she worked at Seaside Memorial Hospital and later at the Long Beach City Health Department. She married Clyde Ernst (deceased) and moved to Palm Desert, Calif. in 1963. Jean was active in Girl Scouts, Parent's Club, Palm Desert Historical Society, AAUW and National Charity League. The first year the local Soroptimist Club presented a "Women of Achievement" award, Jean was honored for her community involvement. She held various offices in the Unitarian Church of the Desert and was President of the Corsican Villas Homeowners Association for ten years. Jean is survived by her daughter Donna Ernst and son-in-law Mark Pachacki, grand-daughters Jennifer Slawson and Christina Slawson. In addition, she leaves behind a multitude of friends and family, which she kept in contact with over the years. Thank you to Palm Desert Senior Living for all the love and attention they gave Jean in her last months. A Celebration of her life will be at the Unitarian Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage on October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm.



Jeff Ehrlich

Joseph Ehrlich, Resident of Palo Alto, Long regarded as one of the pioneering "Silicon Valley" architects, passed away on September 21, 2010 at age 90., This exceptional husband, father, war hero, architect, humanitarian, philanthropist, and mentor will be remembered for his contributions to his family, his country, his profession, and by all whose lives he touched during his illustrious life., Joe was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, to a working-class family. He spent his formative years during the Great Depression which, by his own admission, challenged him to never experience anything like it again., An exceptional student against the odds, Joe graduated from City College of New York in 1941. Later that same year, he met and married his lifelong love, Miriam Kantorovich (better known as Meri)., By the end of 1943, with the United States fully involved in, , Joe was inducted into the Army and soon thereafter served on the battlefields of the Alsace-Lorraine region in Europe., Joe's active wartime service was cut short in late 1944 by a wound from a landmine just prior to the Battle Of The Bulge. Not only did his injury earn him the, , but his subsequent, insistent warnings that his company stay clear of the minefields - given in his role as a lead scout - also earned him the, In 1946, Joe found himself in Chicago attending Architecture School at IIT, studying under the influence of Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. Four years later - without much more than ambition - Joe and Meri decided to move to California., Eventually, Joe connected with, and was mentored by Palo Alto's early, still highly-respected architect, Birge Clark, with whom he was partnered for over 10 years (as the firm became known as Clark, Stromquist, Potter & Ehrlich). Early on in this process, Joe was introduced to Bill Hewlett and David Packard, and would become their principal Architect throughout much of his career. Their friendships and business relationships lasted their entire lives., In 1968, along with his colleagues Jack Rominger and Rod Heft, he created a firm which was destined to be the leading design force for the emerging electronics companies in the area now known as "Silicon Valley." Heft left the firm in 1977., Ehrlich Rominger Architects began designing facilities so complex that there were no existing prototypes. With mega-projects for companies like Fairchild, Varian, Watkins-Johnson, and of course, Hewlett Packard, Joe forged a legacy in the world of microelectronics that ultimately led to his admission to the coveted College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects., Throughout his career, Joe was always involved with the community and his fellow architects. His involvement with the American Institute of Architects, his leadership for the Museum of American Heritage, and his generous charitable giving were ever-present., Joe never left his beloved field of Architecture. He continued to mentor, advise, and serve those around him throughout his entire life. He leaves much of himself embedded in those with whom he shared his values, sensibility, drive, and joy. A great man has left a great legacy., He is survived by his wife Meri, son Jeff, brother Jay, sister Loretta Bauer, and numerous loving nieces and nephews., No funeral or memorial services are planned, per Joe's wishes. Anyone wishing to offer tribute to Joe is encouraged to make a contribution to the Museum Of American Heritage or the Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship Fund at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Santa Clara Valley Chapter.



Jerome Ippoliti

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Jess McVey

Jess McVey Feb. 12, 1918 to June 28, 2010 Was a tomboy, daughter, sister, sailor, wife, mother, organic gardener, nature lover, librarian, fisherman, free thinker, civil rights activist, world traveler, anti-war activist, feminist, hippy, forester, rock hound, philatelist, lover, lesbian, totally unique artist, sculptor, painter, grandmother, AIDS volunteer, LGBT activist, environmental activist, great grandmother, and friend. She is survived by daughter Nancy Slavin, sons Tom and Sam Giese, and daughter Ellen Yoshisugu. Her daughter Susan Martinez preceded her in death and is survived by Donna and James Martinez. A Memorial was held on August 8, 2010 at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. Donations in Jess McVey's name may be made to Global Fund for Women (415-248-4800,



Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen, 19, born July 19, 1991 in Indio passed away August 15, 2010 in Avondale, Ariz. Jessica is survived by her mother, Denise Kight; and father, Thomas Gary Baze, Jr.; sister, Kyla Kight; two brothers, Brandon Williams and Casey Kight and her grandparents, Fredi and Bob Huffine and Gary and Nikki Baze. She attended schools in Indio, Palm Springs and Hemet, Calif. She was a very enthusiastic student at Estrella Mountain Junior College in Arizona. Her determined spirit will be remembered by everyone who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sat. Sept. 25, 2010 at the Indio Hills Community Park at 80-400 Dillon Road, Indio Hills.



Jesus J. Torres

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:23 PM 

Jesus J. Torres, age 79 and a former resident of Porterville passed away on January 10, 2010 in Colima, Mexico.Jesus was born in Buena Vista, Michoacan, Mexico. When he moved to California he began working for Santa Fe Railroad and retired after 30...



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Jimmie Kaye Langston

Jimmie Kaye Langston 1953 - 2010 Jimmie Kaye Langston, 56, was born in Bakersfield, CA, in 1953, and died after a battle with breast cancer Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at her home in Shell Beach. She attended schools in Arvin, CA, and graduated from Arvin High School and volunteered her time with the American Cancer Society and the Arthritis Society. She enjoyed camping, fly fishing, scuba diving, baseball, the beach and the Oakland Raiders. Jimmie is survived by her sister, Diane Cox (Guy) of San Luis Obispo; two brothers, Dale Langston (Mary), and Duane Langston (Angie), both of Bakersfield; several nieces and nephews; and Aunt Wilma Amason, who took care of her during her illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn and Martha Langston. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, October 2, 11:00 a.m., at the home of Duane Langston. For details, please call (661) 477-7488. A private sea inurnment will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2010.



Jo Ann Ross

Jo Ann 'Nana' Ross Resident of San Jose Age 73, passed on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. She is survived by her children, Michael Ross, Susan Vareka, Richard Ross, Sandra Blouin; grandchildren Jeremy Ross, Kimberly Wilmar, Christopher Trouard, Joshua Ross, Aimee Ross, Trevor Ross, Jaime Vareka, and Tyler Vareka. Brothers George Franke and John Franke. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Franke. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Community Church, 1397 West Hedding, San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UW Hospital and Clinics, attn: Colleen Fraser, 600 Highland Ave., H4/810, Madison, WI 53792. Please include 'Beat Childhood Cancer Research Fund.'



Joan LaMontagne Benoit

Joan LaMontagne Benoit passed away Sept. 15 in Riverside after a long battle with heart disease. She was 87. She lived in Riverside since 1967. She was born July 19, 1923, in Kankakee, Ill. She graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Kankakee in 1941 and received a bachelor's degree from Mundelein College in Chicago in 1945. Joan was married 43 years to Jerome "Jerry" Benoit, who preceded her in death in 1989. She is survived by her three sons, Mark and Paul Benoit, both of Riverside, and John Benoit, of Bermuda Dunes; a sister, Ruth Schwartz, of Kankakee; daughters-in-law Sheryl and Trish; grandchildren Benjamin, Tiffany, Sarah and Pary; and great-granddaughter Abrielle. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for her Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 3774 Jackson St., Riverside. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Riverside National Cemetery.



Joanne Irene Noda Montgomery

JOANNE IRENE NODA MONTGOMERY JUL 30, 1943 - SEP 20, 2010 Joanne Irene Noda Montgomery succumbed to cancer on Monday Sept. 20, 2010 while living at a residential board and care home in Los Angeles, California known as My Mother's Place.'' She was surrounded by her loving family. Her long battle against the disease since it was first diagnosed in 2007 made the difference in allowing her to know all of her grandchildren, three of the four of which were all born during the span of this most personal struggle. She endured radiation, chemotherapy and major surgery to achieve this inspiring accomplishment. Joanne was born to William and Esther Noda on July 30, 1943 at the hospital for the Tule Lake Relocation Camp while experiencing the wrongful internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. She was one of thousands of natively born American citizens of Japanese ancestory who suffered this injustice and finally received a formal apology from the Government of the United States along with the passing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. After the family's release after the war in 1945 she was raised in Turlock where her parents owned and operated a small grocery store. Joanne attended the local elementary schools and was a 1961 graduate of Turlock High School. She also attended Modesto Junior College. One of her greatest achievements was returning to and completing her education with a Bachelors Degree in Real Estate from California State University Sacramento which allowed her to become a licensed real estate broker. For more than a decade she attended school at night on top of her full time career as a federal civil servant. Joanne sang and played the piano as well as danced along with her sister Carol in the June Jane Ripley dance school during grammar and high school. She was a lover of art, theatre and music, and very much enjoyed a tradition of annual vacations with her family to Maui. She was married to now retired Air Force Officer Major George M. Montgomery Jr. from 1964-1976. Together they lived in Alaska, California, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire. Later in life she as well endeared a long partnership with her great friend and final significant other George Hamano who passed away in May of 2009. Joanne spent over 30 years working for the federal government and retired in 2002. During her career she achieved countless commendations and recognition from her co-workers and superiors, while working for a wide range of federal agencies. She completed her time with the US government as an underwriter for The Federal Bureau of Housing and Urban Development. During her retirement years she passionately pursued a second career in market research for her family's small television graphic design business. She is survived by her mother, Esther Noda-Toyoda, two married sons, George M. Montgomery III and his wife Linh, and Joe Daniels and his wife Aubrey, as well as her two sisters Carol and Debbie Noda, step-brother Jon R. Toyoda and step-sister Candice Marks. She has four grandchildren, George and Lauren Montgomery, Alexander and Nicholas Daniels, nephew William Patten. Her father Bill Noda and grandmother Mura Ishizuka Sekine predeceased her in 1983 in 1984 respectively. The memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Turlock Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. The address is 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock, CA.



Job, Elmer

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

Elmer Job Sr., 83, of Lodi, died Sept. 15. He was born Oct. 17,1926 in Linton, N.D. Mr. Job was an auto mechanic and car .....



Joe Avila Jr.

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Joe Morello

Joe Morello On September 3, 2010 Joe Morello passed from this life surrounded by his family. Having enjoyed 80 years of family, business, sports, and golf, Joe succumbed after a hard-fought battle with multiple myeloma. A gentleman, a man of integrity, honesty, kindness, and generosity, Joe is survived by the family of which he was so proud - his wife (Augie) of 58 years, his children and their spouses (Linda Morello and Javier Gomez, John and Heather Morello, Joe Morello and Trish Breslin), 4 grandchildren (Catherine, Hannah, Mateo, and Anna Morello), cousins and family, and his beloved dog, Tuffy. Joe, son of Maria and John Morello of Mill Valley, lived 77 years of his life in Marin County. He graduated from Park School and Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, and he earned an AA from the College of Marin. A great athlete, Joe was co-captain of his schools' baseball teams and a member of the Jr. Seals. He was a co-founder of the Southern Marin Little League and he coached numerous Little League and C.Y.O. basketball teams. A dedicated fan of the 49ers (season ticket holder) and the Giants, Joe enjoyed both playing and watching sports. The day after Joe married Augie, IJ columnist Jim Gilmartin wrote "Tiburon third sacker Joe Morello didn't show up for his team's game yesterday. Joe was too busy - getting married. The new auxiliary third sacker is the former Augie Perry." And, Joe loved golf, playing several times every week and planning his calendar around his golf games. Joe's great passion was the business in which he co-partnered with the Canepa family - the Mill Valley Market. Both Jim and Bob Canepa were respected and beloved business partners and friends with whom he shared 35 years in business. As the produce buyer at the Mill Valley Market, Joe dedicated himself to bringing the freshest and best produce to his customers and in meeting their special wants and needs. He took pleasure in learning everything he could about fine foods and wines and sharing that with family, friends, and customers. No one could barbecue a steak or prepare a crab dip quite like Joe. At his 50th wedding anniversary, he remarked that he was "the luckiest man in the world" - he had had a business, a wife, and a family he loved. Joe was a member of numerous organizations (SIRS Branch 47, Italian Catholic Federation, Italian Athletic Club). He dedicated his time to his children's schools and to his parish. He enjoyed many friendships - other gentlemen who shared his love of sports, enjoyed his company, and supported him during these past two years of declining health. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Joe and his family wish to express their gratitude to the staff of the Greenbrae Care Center for their extraordinary and compassionate care. And, Joe held his physicians (Dr. Robert Van Herick and Dr. Bobbie Head) in the highest esteem. He valued and respected their care and treatment. Joe Morello was laid to rest in a private burial on Friday, September 10, 2010. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebratory service to be held on Saturday, October 9, beginning with a 10:00 AM Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Ave., Mill Valley. Remembrances may be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the charity of one's choice. In his memory, kiss your wife, hug your children, love your work, and eat a wonderful meal of fresh foods and fine wine. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Cheda & Lyons - DIRECTORS 415-883-8070



Joe Oliver

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:50 PM 

Joe Oliver, 68 of Porterville, CA passed away on January 4, 2010. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Joe was a former resident of Mariposa, Oakhurst and Raymond, CA. Joe was born to Ben and Andy Oliver in Byars, OK on May 18, 1941....



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John Dormy Johnson

John Dormy Johnson, age 52, passed away September 18, 2010. He was born May 13, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona to Guy and Concha Johnson. He is survived by his children: Concha, Bennie, Rayu, Christa, Sarah, Nathan and Terri Rose; Two grandchildren Kaylin and Bennie. John is also survived by his mother Concha Johnson; brothers: Ronnie, Donnie, William and Jason. Sisters, Rose Stillwell & Edith Childers. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 1:00PM at Wickenburg Funeral Home. Friends may offer online condolences at, Send Condolences at



John Rockne Gill

12/14/1931 – 09/21/2010 Rocky was born on December 14, 1931 to Oregon pioneer descendents, John and Myrtle Gill in Lebanon, Oregon. He was a happy surprise when he arrived to join his siblings, Donna and Warren, who were about 20 years his senior. They enjoyed an especially close relationship with each other throughout their respective lives. He spent many summers hunting, fishing and horse camping with his father. He had a beautiful voice and loved singing with his mother and her sister in the church choir. He attended school in Lebanon, where he met the love of his life, Jane Slocum, at the tender age of 16. At University of Oregon, he joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, served as President, and made many dear lifelong friends. After graduating at the top of his class from UO Law School, he married Jane in June, 1954. They began their life together with a tour of Europe, sparking a life long love of travel and adventure. He was a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force and served as a JAG at Sandia Base, NM. Upon discharge, he returned to his beloved Oregon and joined Souther, Spaulding, Wyatt, Moore, and Roberts in Portland, which later became Schwabe Williamson. He specialized in energy law, became a managing partner and retired after more than 30 years with the firm. He was an active member of the University Club of Portland. An avid skier and outdoorsman, he followed his passions around the world with his lovely Jane at his side. They skied the Alps, rode horseback through Kenya, visited palaces and museums throughout India, China and Russia. He fished the rivers of South America and floated rivers all over the Northwest with family and treasured friends. Despite his worldly experiences, he remained an unpretentious man with a wry sense of humor and generous spirit. He slipped away peacefully in his Bend home surrounded by his four children, Leslie, John, Suzanne (King) and Carey (Joseph). He was preceded in death by his darling Jane but left a legacy of 10 adoring grandchildren who will miss him sorely. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010, from 1 – 5 pm, at Rock Springs Ranch 64201 Tyler Rd., Bend, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Deschutes Land Trust or the University Club Foundation.



John Schweigert

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 




Jonathan C. Sanchez

JONATHAN C. SANCHEZ MAY 30, 1987 - SEP 24, 2010 Jonathan Christopher Sanchez, beloved son, brother, mentor, and friend, was called to heaven on September 24, 2010. He was born in Turlock where he lived with his family and made countless friends. He is survived by his parents, Balberto and Natalie Sanchez; siblings, Joseph, Bianca, and Eryk Sanchez; grandparents, Jose Cruz and Hijinia Maldonado, and Balberto and Carmen Sanchez, all of Turlock; as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ.As a young child, Jonathan had an infectiously warm smile and a kind, generous heart, qualities that he continued to display as a young adult. He, with his family, was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock, where Jonathan developed at a very early age a deep love for Christ and desire to serve the Church. After graduating from Turlock High School, and completing one year of college, Jonathan joined NET ministries based in St. Paul, MN and spent a year traveling the country bringing the Catholic faith to teens and young people. Back home in Turlock, he served Christ every day, as a Core Team member for Life Teen, a member of the Young Adult Teams of our Lady, a founder and leader of ARMEE ministries, and a light to everyone around him. Jonathan never missed an opportunity to give of himself to others. He did God's work always, and loved all others in His name. He humbly allowed his own life to serve as a reminder to others that we must always strive toward holiness. All those who loved him and knew him will miss him dearly. We will miss the sound of sweet music coming from his guitar, his warm embrace, his infectious smile, his listening ear, and his helping heart. But it seems his work here was done. Jesus and our Blessed Mother have called Jonathan home. Saint Jonathan Christopher Sanchez, please pray for us now. Visitation will be Thursday, 9/30 from 5-7pm with Rosary following at 7pm at Turlock Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Friday 10/01 at 10am at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Donations can be made towards the costs of the funeral/cemetery for Jonathan at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd.



Jones, Darius

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:00 AM 

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Jonne Aleeson

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Jose De Jesus Varelas

Jose De Jesus Varelas, 23, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose. 



Joseph D. Lubell

August 8, 1924-September 23, 2010 Joseph D. Lubell of Rancho Mirage, Calif., age 86, died on Thursday, September 23, 2010. He was born August 8, 1924 on the lower East Side of New York City to parents Sophie and David. Joe (as he was endearingly called) grew up in the Bronx, New York City and attended Public School 66, Herman Ridder Junior High School and James Monroe High School. At the age of sixteen, he had the choice of a scholarship to the College of the City of New York (CCNY) or a contract to play baseball with a farm club related to the New York Yankees. His parents directed him to college. World War II interrupted normal aspects of life, coping with growing up during a long-lasting depression, and at the age of eighteen he was assigned to The Army Air Force and left the confines of New York for basic training at Seymour Jonson Field in Goldsboro, N.C. GI Joe was assigned to the Yankee Division, a Massachusetts National Guard Group with an excellent combat history in World War I. After spending a great deal of time in army hospitals, he received a medical discharge with several military honors on August 24, 1945 and almost immediately enrolled at



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Joyce Marie Preston

Joyce Marie Preston April 17, 1936 - September 25, 2010 Visitation for Joyce Marie Preston will be held at Mission Family Mortuary, (531 California Ave), on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and funeral services will be held in the Mission Family Mortuary Chapel on September 30, 2010 at 10:00am, followed by graveside services at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary at 11:30am. Joyce Marie Preston was born April 17, 1936 in Stuart, Iowa. She was one of two children born to Dewitt L. Lowe and Ruby E. Dalzell. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Jerry; and by her five children, Connie Cook, Pam Cravens, Donald Preston, Terrie Shereen, Tommy Preston, and nephew Dennis Burtch. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and sister Barbara Burtch. Her family was most important and she cherished being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending all the events she could. In her retirement from the County of Kern, Joyce enjoyed her travels to Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii, and especially Washington to visit her favorite aunt, Lula May. Laughlin and Reno trips with Jerry and his brother, Jean, became favorite pastimes as well as attending Garces and Davis football games. The Preston family wishes to thank those at San Joaquin Hospital who provided tender care, as well as our good neighbors, especially Becky Whitton. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to Hoffman Hospice. In God's care you rest above, in our hearts you rest with love, memories of you are ours to keep, our words are few but our love is deep



Juanita "Jennie" Pinola

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Judith Ball

RIVERSIDE JUDITH ANNE BALL Judith Anne Ball, 57, passed away Friday, September 24, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Judy enjoyed socializing with friends and traveling (she was always up for an adventure). A long time banker for Bank of America, Judy was loved by co-workers and customers. She is survived by her husband, Skip, who will miss her companionship; her sons, James and Jason, who will remember the lessons she taught them; her father, Charles, who adored his little girl; her sisters, Bobbi and Patti, who\'s weekly phone conversations always ended with a laugh; daughter-in-law, Kijani, who was the daughter Judy always wanted; and her grandson, Calvin who brought so much joy to Judy\'s life. She is joined in everlasting life by her mother, Dolores, and brother, Charlie, who Judy missed very much. Memorial gifts may be made to the



Judith Buckman

Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:00 AM 

Judith Lee Buckman (Walters) passed away on July 13, 2008, at the age of 71. She was born in Kansas City, Miss., on Aug. 11, 1936.  



Judy French

Judy French, 1944-2010, Judy Kae French 66 passed unexpectedly into the arms of heaven on September 24, 2010 at her home in Santa Maria. She will be missed dearly by all her family and friends., Judy Henderson was born in North Platte, Nebraska August 29, 1944. She was raised on a small farm and went to a small farming school until 5th grade when her father had to move for health reasons. Her family moved to San Diego and she graduated from Hoover High in 1962., Her family then moved to Lompoc in 1962. She met her husband Gary going to college at Allan Hancock College on a blind date. She was told "Frenchie" could take her to the bonfire. She was married Grace Baptist Church in Santa Maria on Her parents wedding anniversary, April 18, 1964, 46 years ago., Judy worked at Oak Knoll Bowl many years and was involved the bowling community. She was actively the league secretary for the senior and junior leagues at Rancho Bowl. She loved all her bowler friends especially her senior and junior bowlers., Judy leaves behind her loving husband of 46 years Gary French. Together they raised 3 daughters and have 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Judy is survived by her husband, her brother, her daughters and their husbands. Brother, Richard Henderson of San Marcos. Her daughters, Leah and son-in-law Jerry Gonzalez, Marianne and son-in-law Darrell Heuchert, Deborah and son-in-law Michael Steinfelt all of Santa Maria. Her 9, grandchildren, Cassandra and grandson-in-law Jose Lorea of Bakersfield, Joee Morse, Kyle, Kevin, and Hannah Steinfelt, Brandon and Emily Heurchert all of Santa Maria. Her great-grand babies Aaron and Nicholas Lorea of Bakersfield., She was preceded in death by her mother Anna Henderson in 1993, her father Sam Henderson in 2002, her sisters Terry Stansky 1996 and Rosella Lindgren in 2006., A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary at 3:00 pm., In lieu of flowers please make donations to the, in memory of Judy French at, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens.



Juli Entwistle

Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday., Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.



Julia Huber

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June Berg

June E. (Carlson) Berg, Resident of San Jose, Entered into rest San Jose, Ca, September 24, 2010. Beloved wife of Wesley Berg. Loving mother of William, Ronald, Robert and Charles Berg. Devoted grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 6. Dear sister of Glenn and Dwight Carlson, Dorothy Ulrich, Betty McCarty, Rowena Netzley and the late Warren Carlson and Wanda Rouch., A native of California, Age 88 years. A retired school, and an active member of the LDS Church, 25 Camden Ave, San Jose, Ca., Friends are invited to attend Memorial Service 7:00 P.M. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at LDS Church, 6625 Camden Avenue, San Jose, Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church. For more information, you may go to



June Cline

Mrs. June A. Cline, 60, passed away Sept. 24, 2010 of cardiac arrest after battling cancer. Born June 17, 1950 in Erie, Colo., she was a resident of the Victor Valley for 34 years, living for most of that time in Hesperia., She was well-known for her time serving as vice president for the Better Way, and as past-president of, Auxilliary Post 9410. She was a reference librarian and a young adult's and children's librarian, working at the Victorville branch of the San Bernardino County Library, and most recently at the Hesperia branch. She volunteered as a reader for the Read to Me program for High Desert Opportunity, and was also involved with the Victorville Chamber of Commerce. She wrote for the "Stump the Librarian" column in the San Bernardino Sun newspaper., She received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Cal State San Bernardino., She is survived by her husband Lee Cline and son Charles Cline, both of Hesperia; daughter Dawn Elliott (Daniel Elliott) of Lompoc; son Lee Cline Jr. of Oakland; daughter Sarah Cline (David De Rouen) of Oakland; and seven grandchildren., A visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 with services following at 2 p.m. at Desert View Funeral Home, 11478 Amargosa Road in Victorville. Cremation will be at Desert View Memorial Park., Memorial donations may be made to the Hesperia branch of the San Bernardino County Library., Desert View Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.



June Theis

JUNE THEIS OCT 16, 1926 - SEP 25, 2010 June Theis, longtime Turlock resident, passed away peacefully on September 25. Her loving husband of 62 years, J.D., was at her side. She was born to Ben and Myrtle Adams in McCurtain, Oklahoma. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1944. After her children were grown, June worked in Turlock real estate sales. She attended Bethel Temple for many years and most recently attended Turlock's New Life Christian Center. After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling. She was known for her caring nature - and, most of all, her love of family. She will be greatly missed! She is survived by her husband J.D., sons Jim (Esther) of Turlock and Joe (Sheri) of Auburn, daughter Terie (Andy) Polumsky of Montana, grandchildren Marcus (Liz) Theis, Mary Margaret (Chris) Woodrum and Matthew Theis. She also is survived by two great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. June's family would like to extend a very sincere and special thank you to the entire staff of Paramount Court for the loving care they gave June. Visitation will be at Lakewood Memorial Park from 4pm-8pm on Tuesday, September 28. Services will be Wednesday, September 29 at 2pm in the chapel at Lakewood Memorial Park.



KALOUNER, Myrtle Ruth

KALOUNER, Myrtle Ruth Graveside services for Ruth Kalouner of Solvang, a resident of the Santa Ynez Valley since 1945 will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jarmo Tarkki officiating. Ruth died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, September 24 at her home in Solvang.




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KENNETH MELVIN REDLIN Age 87, stepped into eternity peacefully, Friday Aug. 27, 2010, after a valiant fight with the kind of things that just make our bodies quit on us when we get on in years. Ken was born in Neenah Wisconsin. He graduated from Ripon College, Ripon Wisconsin, and Indiana University. He was in the United States Marine Corp and served in



Katherine Jane Dressler

KATHERINE JANE DRESSLER DEC13, 1942 - SEP 24, 2010 Katherine Jane Dressler passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 24th in Modesto, CA. Katherine was born on Dec. 13, 1942 to Glenn and Evelyn Donovan in Modesto, CA. She was the third of four children. She graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1960 and from Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO in 1963. On July 27, 1963 she was married to James Dressler. They have two children, Christina Mayne and Rebecca Dressler. Katherine was devoted to her family, active in her local church and corresponded with several missionaries at home and in foreign countries. She loved the Lord Jesus with all of her heart and chose to serve him all the days of her life. Katherine is survived by her husband, James Dressler, daughters, Christina Mayne and Rebecca Dressler, grandsons, Donovan and Lincoln Mayne, mother, Evelyn Donovan, and sisters, Rosemary Spencer and Glenda Nagel. She is preceded in death by her father, Glenn Donovan and brother, James Donovan. A Homecoming Celebration Service will be held at Big Valley Grace Community Church on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 1:00 p.m. Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356



Katherine Madeline Kerkes

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:16 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Kenneth Fitch

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Kenneth W. Fitch, age 58, passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, gently held in the arms of his wife and surrounded by his family and close friends. Ken was born July 18, 1952, in New Britain, Conn., to  



Kenneth Loren Swett

Kenneth Loren Swett of Manhattan Beach, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2010. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn. They were married on December 13, 1969, and shared a wonderful life together for over 50 years. They lived happily in Manhattan Beach for over 40 years. Kenny was born November 24, 1929 in Santa Barbara, California. He served his country in the United States Air Force, and received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Services Medal, and Korean Service Medal. Kenny had a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Psychology. He enjoyed golf, cooking, and playing the stock market. He took pride in his classic Ford Thunderbird and Ford Mustang, winning many trophies at car shows. Kenny had Alzheimers disease and spent the last few years in the Reminiscence Section of Sunrise Senior Living of Hermosa Beach where he tended to the garden, listened to stories and songs, and played with the resident dog and cat. "Uncle Kenny" is also survived by six nieces and nephews, Scott Swett, Leslie Monahan, Kimberly Monahan, Bill Monahan, Kelly Monahan Taylor, and Meagin Monahan Scott. A private family celebration of his life was held at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, California, on Saturday, September 25, 2010. In Kenny's memory, those who wish may make a donation to their favorite charity.



Kerry Lyn Bacchi

Kerry Lyn Bacchi, 41, of Watertown, Wisconsin, passed away on September 16, 2010 at the Watertown Regional Medical Center, following a courageous two year battle with cancer. A memorial service was held at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. Kerry was born on January 4, 1969 to Charles and Gail Pfister of Gridley. She attended local schools and was a 1987 Gridley High School graduate. She was active in Sunday school and youth group at the Gridley Presbyterian church. Kerry enjoyed many years of softball, from T-ball through her high school years. She also played high school tennis, achieving All-league for doubles tennis with her sister, Kristin. After earning her college credits in Early Childhood Education, she worked in that field in the Sacramento area. Kerry married Michael Bacchi in 1994, and they created a comfortable and happy home in Wisconsin for their three children. The family supported many activities around school and sport. Mostly a stay-at-home mom, she was proud of her daily playground monitor job at St. Henry Catholic School and was a beloved and popular figure to all the students. Survivors include her husband, Michael Bacchi of Watertown, her children, Anthony, Megan and Paige all at home; her parents, Charles and Gail Pfister of Gridley, her sister Kristin (Paul) Meyer of El Dorado Hills, CA; her father and mother- in-law Michael and Malinda Bacchi of Cary, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church located on the corner of Sampson and Rideout in Marysville. Donations to a charity of choice are suggested by the family. Send Condolences to



Kevin Cueto

Marine Cpl. Kevin Cueto, 23, died in Afghanistan on June 22, 2010. He grew up in San Jose and Campbell, Calif.. 




Nov. 14, 1930 - Sept. 24, 2010 Lawrence "Larry" Alves, was born in San Jose, California and passed away in Merced after a long battle with cancer and chronic heart failure. He was 79. Larry was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lucille Alves of Modesto, CA. Larry was the third of four children, two brothers, George Alves (Lorraine) of Lodi, Alfred Alves (Janice) of Turlock, and his sister Elsie Mysicka of Palm Springs, CA. Larry is survived by his children Larry Alves Jr. (Stephanie) of Antioch, Ca, Bernnet Cabera (Michael) of Antioch, Ca, Shelly Alves-Goodrich (Richard) of Clayton, CA; grandchildren, Gregory Alves (Edrea) of Antioch, Ca, Alicia Ericison (Kevin) of Oakley, Ca, Brandie Kelber, Jonathan Sorci, and Landon Sorci all of Clatyon, CA, great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Mason, Isabella, and Alexander and many nieces and nephews. In his early years, Larry was a longtime farmer in Merced County and in his latter years, he owned "Larry Alves Insurance" in downtown Merced. Larry loved a good home-cooked meal. He also loved to be outdoors and stay in touch with the latest in the agriculture scene. His favorite pass-time in the early morning hours was to have breakfast at the "Bar B Q Pit" in downtown Merced with his many good friends. Larry Alves was a long time sponsor of the "Weaver Racing" cars in Merced, CA. A fun, charming, no-nonsense, and humorous man, Larry experienced more in one lifetime than anyone could ever imagine. Funeral services will be held graveside at the Merced District Cemetery at 1300 B Street in Merced, Ca. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society and or the American Heart Society.




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Larry Eugene Fairless

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:51 PM 

Larry Eugene Fairless, 62 of Porterville, CA, born on February 14, 1947, passed away on January 11, 2010. Larry was a former resident of Coalinga, and San Joaquin, CA and lived in Porterville for the past five years in the home of his dreams with...



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Larry R. Coons

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Laurie Anger

Laurie Kirkpatrick Anger Died on September 15, 2010. She was born on May 16, 1952 in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette. She graduated with majors in cinema and journalism from the University of Southern California in 1975 and received her JD from Boalt Hall in 1980. She practiced law in the San Francisco area for 30 years and was a former partner in the law firm of Morgenstein and Jubelirer (now Schiff Hardin.) Laurie was a tough and accomplished trial lawyer; yet she was such a consummate professional that she counted among her friends not only her fellow workers and clients, but opposing counsel as well. In addition, she worked for the San Francisco and Marin County CASA programs, assisting troubled children, a calling that meant much to her. Laurie was intelligent, vivacious, generous, loyal and fun loving. She had a gift of drawing people out. She was full of love and gave so much of herself and so much of her vitality that others felt they were better people just by being around her. Laurie was devoted to her family and to her friends. She loved reading, travel, and socializing. She is survived by her sisters, Cathie Galloway (Mike), Ginny Hammond, and her brother Bill (Nancy), as well as nine nieces and nephews, and a large close knit extended family. Donations may be made in Laurie's memory to: CASA of Marin, 30 N. San Pedro Road, Suite 275, San Rafael, CA 94903., (donations may be made on the website, as well as by mail)



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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Leonard Wilson

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Lia O'Brien

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:00 AM 

Lia Marianne Elisabeth O'Brien, 84, died at home in Napa, as she wished, with her husband and son by her bedside on Sept. 17, 2010. Lia had a long struggle with COPD.



Lida Rounds

Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:00 AM

Lida Eldorys Rounds, 94, died peacefully on Sept. 20, 2010. She was born in Askov, Minn. to William and Esther Nelsen, both of Denmark. She came to Napa in 1952.  



Lillian Morton

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Lina Schluer

Lina M. Schluer Resident of Roseville, CA Died peacefully Sept. 26 at age 97 in Roseville. A long time resident of San Jose with her beloved late husband, Jack. Lina moved to Roseville 14 years ago. She is survived by her devoted and loving children, Jerry (Una) Schluer and Carol (Jim) Bacigalupi, 5 grandchildren and their families. Please visit the Lambert Funeral Home web site www.lambertfuneral .com for more infomation.



Linda Jean Lobdell-Strong

Linda was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 25, 1950, to Mary Bise-Lobdell and Eugene George Lobdell., She died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, after a very long battle with cancer., She was a devoted wife and mother of six children and two grandchildren specifically, but she was mom to many others., A memorial service will be held on Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. after the morning worship service at The Mission, on Leisure Town Road., Linda's family is overwhelmed by the loving support by so many people during and after losing her fight, and is deeply grateful to all., In lieu of flowers, please give generously to your local church, food bank or service organization who serves the poor and/or homeless. She was an extremely generous servant of the King, her wish would be for you to follow her lead., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.,



Linda Mattioli

Linda Mattioli, Resident of San Francisco, 1917-2010, Died peacefully at home on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at the age of 92. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Dante and their son, Lou. She is survived by her loving daughter Nella (Felice) Taurian; adored grandchildren Jeff (Tami) Taurian & Maria (Jose) Medrano; cherished great-grandson Luciano; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, & dear friends both in the US and in Italy., A native of Eveleth, MN, Linda lived in Italy from 1920 until 1954; upon which time she and her husband immigrated to the United States with their children. They came directly to San Francisco and she lived in the same house, until her death., The family would like to give a special thanks to our Guardian Angel, Maria. She lovingly took care of mom for the last four years and words cannot express our gratitude., Linda was a great cook and a wonderful homemaker. She was a loving wife and a tremendous mother. She will be truly missed and remembered always., Family and friends may visit after 3:00PM on Wednesday and are invited to attend the vigil service also on Wednesday at 7:00PM and the funeral Thursday 10:30AM from the chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St., SF., thence to Church of the Epiphany, 827 Vienna St., SF, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM. Committal to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. Online condolences may be offered at, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda's name to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care (1291 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 225, Foster City, 94404).



Lloyd W. Craven

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:53 PM 

Lloyd W. Craven passed away on January 11, 2010. He was born in Lindsay, California on February 1, 1930. He was a Korean War Veteran and was retired from the Tulare County Road Department in Terra Bella. He is survived by his wife Glenda Craven of...



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Lori L. Reynolds

Lori L. Reynolds, 44, of Redding died Friday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).



Loyd Davenport

LOYD DAVENPORT FEB 1, 1924 - SEP 23, 2010 Loyd Davenport was born in Indianola, OK to Sam and Ola Davenport, the fifth of eight children. He leaves behind a loving family and many memories. Loyd was in the, , where he served in the Pacific Theatre during, from 1944-1946. After being discharged in 1946, he moved to California, where he met and married Geneva Spears. They lived in Hughson where they raised four children. Loyd attended First Baptist Church in Hughson, where he was baptized at the age of 77. He was a member of the Oakdale Saddle Club, the American Legion and the, . He also enjoyed working with his horses. He and his favorite horse, Pal, were fixtures at parades across the region. Loyd never heard a joke he didn't like. He is survived by his daughter Janet (John) DeBoard of Hughson, sons, Dale (Georgia) Davenport of Modesto and Danny (Debbie) Davenport of Nashville, Tenn., his brother, Sammy Davenport of McAlester, OK, grandchildren Marlon and Mace Burgess, William DeBoard, Heather Ayala, Christina Young, Carrie and Kellie Davenport and Melissa Davenport, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Geneva, and his oldest daughter, Margie. Graveside services are scheduled for Wed., Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson. Visitation is Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Lakewood Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. An online guest book is available at:, www.lakewoodhughson.com



Lucille C. Wesper

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Lynch, Javaughna

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:00 AM 

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MATTHEWS, MICHAEL Michael Matthews went to eternal rest on September 24, 2010. He was born in Pennsylvania on June 1, 1927, one of ten children to Anna and Anthony Matthews. He is survived by his daughter Sandra L. Long, son-in- law Jack Long, sister Helen Ely and many nieces and nephews. Michael was a longtime resident of San Diego, moving here in 1951. He worked for Convair/ General Dynamics and "went out the gate in 88." He was also a country/western singer, playing in various clubs in and around the San Diego area. Michael is predeceased by his wife Louise E. Matthews, his son Michael Matthews II and his grandson Joseph D. Allen. Michael was well loved and will be greatly missed. Services will be at El Camino Mortuary on October 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation on October 1, 2010, from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Interment will follow services.




died on her 93rd birthday, September 25, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida after a long period of declining health. Mrs. Pratt was born at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, on September 25, 1917, to Major Edwin Vose Sumner III and Helen Munn Sumner. Following the untimely death of her father in France at the close of World War I, Mrs. Pratt, her mother, and her brother moved to Louisville, Kentucky and lived for a number of years in Mrs. Sumner's childhood home, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. As a child, Mrs. Pratt lived for a time in post-war Italy, where she became fluent in Italian. Following her graduation from high school, Mrs. Pratt moved to New York City to become a ballet dancer, joined the American Ballet, and also danced in a number of musical Broadway shows in New York and elsewhere. By the age of 21, realizing that ballet was not her lifelong calling, Mrs. Pratt became an officer in the newly-formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), thereby being the first woman to follow in the long tradition of Sumner Army Officers. The then Captain Sumner met her future husband, career Army officer, then-Major Charles Henry Pratt, when both were stationed in St. Augustine, Florida during World War II. Following a six-week romance, they began their 61-year marriage, which ended with Colonel Pratt's demise at the age of 92 in Claremont, California in 2003. During their military life together, the Pratts and their four children live in Washington, D.C., Paris, France and Quito, Ecuador. Mrs. Pratt became fluent in both Spanish and French. Following Colonel Pratt's retirement in 1965, the couple lived variously in Prescott, Lake Havasu City, and Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2002, they made their final move together to reside at Sunrise Assisted Living of Claremont, California. Mrs. Pratt moved to Jacksonville in March 2010 to be closer to one of her daughters, granddaughters, and great-grandchildren, and had been residing at Sunrise of Jacksonville prior to her death. Wherever she went, Mrs. Pratt became well-known, respected, and loved for her elegant manners, gentle disposition, and unending concern for the wellbeing of others. She was ever the gracious hostess as well as a talented painter, seamstress, knitter, and needlepoint artist. Mrs. Pratt loved reading , crossword puzzles, gardening, traveling the Arizona back roads, community volunteerism, community theater, local and national politics, studying the history of the American Civil War, attending symphonies, taking evening walks, and writing frequent long-hand letters to her family and friends. Mrs. Pratt was predeceased by her mother and father, husband, and daughter Marie Pratt Buchanan. She is survived by her brother Edwin Vose Sumner IV of Fountain Valley, California, daughters Judith Sumner Pratt of Jacksonville, Florida and Sarah Pratt Jamison of Harker Heights, Texas, and her son Thomas Sumner Pratt of Sacramento, California. Additional survivors include her grandchildren Sarah Marie Johnston (Tom Gray), Ann, Kate, and Jennifer Jamison, Helen Skelton, Charlotte and Harlan Buchanan, and Zach Pratt, several great-grandchildren, and her beloved California caregiver, Femy Canlas. Despite being increasingly incapacitated by Alzheimer's, Mrs. Pratt relished her friendships with the staff, management, and fellow-residents at Sunrise of Jacksonville, all of whom enriched the final months of her life beyond measure. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the



Maclise, James R.

Friday, September 24, 2010 2:00 AM 

James R. Maclise, 74, of Lodi, died September 17. He was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Newark, N.J. Mr. Maclise was a English teacher. He ..... 



Magdeline Murillo

MAGDELINE G. MURILLO Passed away September 22, 2010 in Corona, CA at the age of 53 years. Born February 26, 1957 in Corona, CA. Family and friends may call for visitation Monday, September 27, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in Amor Ministries, 517 Ramona, Corona and are invited to attend services at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Grimes-Akes Family\'s "Grace Chapel", 500 W. Seventh St., Corona, CA. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, CA. ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care of CORONA, CA. (951) 737-3771 FD-818



Margaret Angelee Preble

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Margaret Jean Maddox

Margaret Jean Maddox, born September 30, 1917 in La Habra, CA passed away September 24, 2010 in Yuba City, CA. She was a homemaker, co-owner of a gas station and owned rental property. She was involved in the Moose and Lion's. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Howard Maddox. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria H. Maddox; granddaughter, Jennifer Bryan; grandson, Eric F. Brown; all of Yuba City, a daughter, Donna E. Tischbirek of Sacramento (2 grandchildren); daughter, Georgia M. Ayers of Huntington Beach, CA (3 grandchildren). Jean also had a total of 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, 10:00 AM at Sutter Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Research Center, c/o UCLA Med. Science Devel., 10945 Le Conte, Suite 31 & 32, Los Angeles, CA 90095. Send Condolences at



Margarita C. Lopez

Margarita was a native of Mexico and longtime resident of Solano County. She passed away on Saturday, Sept. 18, peacefully and surrounded by loved ones., She was born on June 4, 1929, in Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico, and was the daughter of Felipe Lopez and Maria Castellanos. In 1948, she married Agapito Martinez Lopez who passed away in October 1997., Margarita was one of the founding members of the Catholic group "Sociedad Guadalupana" of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and was a key voice in introducing Spanish Mass at her parish and others within the Sacramento Diocese. Margarita was an active participating member of The Legion of Mary, Grupo de Oracion, The Cursillo Movement and she was an Eucharist minister within the church during mass and taking the Eucharist to the elderly and ill. She enjoyed serving her parish and the people of her community. She enjoyed feeding all who visited her home - you never visited without sharing a meal and she especially enjoyed tending to her plants, fruit trees and beautiful flower garden., She was an active contributing member of Holy Spirit Parish for over 50 years. One of her dreams in life was fulfilled through her journeys of faith to the Holy Land., She was preceded in death by her husband, Agapito M. Lopez; a son, Edmundo Lopez; and a daughter, Maria del Carmen Lopez., She is survived by three sons, Benito Lopez, Felipe Lopez of Fairfield and Jesus Lopez of Sacramento; six daughters, Ramona Lopez, Estlela Lopez, Rosa Lopez, Maria Lopez Panduro, Noemi Lopez and Margarita Lopez; 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren., A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. with the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church followed by interment at St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery, 1707 Union Ave., Fairfield., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697. You may sign the guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.,



Marguerite "Peggy" Sidner

Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:16 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Marian Eaton

Marian Chris Eaton Passed away Friday, September 3, 2010. She was born on June 25, 1918 in Merced, Calif., to Alice Brude Ernst of Norway and Robert Ernst of Michigan. Chris was an Executive Secretary for Levi & Zenter Packing Co. in the Sacramento Valley for 18 years. It was there that she met the love of her life, Virgil Walter Eaton. They were married on June 11, 1960. They lived in the Oakland Hills after moving from San Francisco. Virgil died in 2001 and Chris moved to Lake San Marcos to be closer to her family. She left many good friends behind. She is survived by her sister, Gladys L Stillman, her brother Charles Ernst (wife Barbara) and nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Chris loved her family and all the joy it brought her. We will miss you Mimi....



Marica Lisica

Passed away peacefully at home on her 98th birthday, September 25, 2010. She was born in Kukljica, Croatia on September 25, 1912. A 60 year resident of San Pedro, she worked for Star Kist Foods for 25 years. Marica is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Bepo. Survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Zvonko) Blazenka Mihovilovich; grandsons, Anthony and Bobby Mihovilovich; great-grandson, John Mihovilovich; sister-in-law, Marija Bacoka of Kukljica, Croatia; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends in the United States and Croatia. A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday, September 30, 2010, 10:00am at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Entombment will be at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the renovation of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Kukljica, Croatia. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at



Marjorie M. Kettler

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Mark Robert Savage

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Martha V. Cornett

Friday, September 17, 2010 1:05 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Mary A. Thornton

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Mary Holt

Mary Ann (McNinch) Holt passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Pikes Peak Hospice, after a long battle with Cancer. She was born in Taft, California on December 7, 1930 to Herbert and Ethel McNinch., Mary Ann is preceded in death by her son Michael Holt and her brother Herbert A. McNinch. Mary Ann is survived by her Husband of sixty three years, Elwood Holt. A Granddaughter Rachael Sanchez, of Las Vegas. Great Grandson Connor Morrow attending College at Calpoly SLO in CA. She also leaves two sisters. Kathleen McVay of Woodland Park, CO and Alice Barnes of Taft, CA. A Brother David McNinch of Fort Bragg, CA, sister-in law- Louise Geno of Houston, TX. Many nieces and nephews will mourn the death of their Aunt "Randy"., Disposition will be cremation. There will be no services or memorial.



Mary Kramp

Mary Elizabeth Kramp, Resident of San Jose, May 7, 1919-Sept. 22, 2010, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Kramp, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday with her family by her side. Betty touched many lives throughout her lifetime and was a friend to all. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary E. Bullock and Christine M. Gorjanc, both of San Jose, and her grandchildren, Brian Bullock, Kristin (Bullock) Edwards, Lexie Gorjanc, Blake Gorjanc, and Samantha Gorjanc, as well as her great grandson, Derek Edwards., Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to celebrate and remember Betty. It will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. Victor's Catholic Church, 3108 Sierra Road, San Jose, CA 95132.



Mary L. Haver

Mary Louise Haver, 88, of Palm Desert, Calif. died in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on September 19, 2010. Mary was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 25, 1922 to Pearl and Winslow Lawder. Mary met Charles Haver in 1940 in Pasadena, Calif. and they married on June 25, 1943 at Camp Claiborne, La. After Chuck returned from



Mary Volante

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Maryam Hoell

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Masashi Fujino

Masashi "Jack" Fujino, Resident of Seattle, Was born April 30, 1914 in Cupertino, California and lived in San Jose for 55 years. He died on September 21 in Seattle, Washington, his home for five years. His wife, Shizuye, died in 1990. He leaves his son, David, daughters Leslie and Alison, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren., Services are private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Japanese American History Museum Baseball Collection, 565 No. 5th St., San Jose, CA 95112.



Maureen D. Rocha

MAUREEN D. ROCHA MAY 31, 1916 - SEP 23, 2010 Maureen passed away September 23rd at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA. She was 94 years old. She was the oldest of seven siblings. Born in Lakeview, Iowa to Marshall L. McComas and Dorothy H. (Sparks) McComas. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Marshall L. Jr. and Randall L.McComas and sister Margaret E. Houchins. Surviving Maureen are her three children: Dorothy Lee Vesprimi and son-in-law Robert Vesprimi, Della M. Drury-Jenkins and Danny Petersen. She has several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Special to her heart were two greats: Matthew and Joey Bourassa. She is also survived by three sisters: Janis E. Genovese and brother-in-law Marion Genovese of Iowa, Rita E. Pantano of Illinois and Donna M. Olson and brother-in-law Lloyd Olson of Iowa. Another person so special in her life was her former husband Tony'' Rocha. They remained good friends and Tony was there supporting and encouraging her right up to the end. A special thanks to him from our family for all he did. (And Johnny's Restaurant - Her Favorite!) A special note from her sister Donna, whom she calls ''my Baby Sister''. When Donna was born, Maureen was 17 years old. Donna wasn't expected to live as she weighed only 3 lbs. at birth, but Maureen kept her in a little fruit basket and a light bulb to keep her warm and took over complete care of her night and day for weeks. Well,Donna survived and as Donna grew up, as a toddler, she couldn't pronounce ''Maureen'', so therefore her nickname became Neenie'' and it stuck throughout the years. This is a note from Donna to Maureen: My Dear Sweet Neenie, So many memories and so many phone calls every day, what a wonderful blessing the Lord gave us, to be able to talk to each other several times each day for years. Now'' the phone is quiet and there are only memories - such sweet memories of you. You loved life, little children and your family and also Joey, who had a special place in your heart. I feel sad today, but knowing that you believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior gives me comfort. Acts. 16-31 and John 3:16. I love you and miss you so much, but I'll see you again on that great ''Resurrection Day''. I will love you forever - your sister, Donna. Another sister, Janis reminds us of her playing her Theater Organ and she was so good at it. Maureen lived alone in her apartment and was very independent until just before she became ill. She loved dancing and baking. She was so pretty and at about 17 years old, she entered a Beauty Contest and won first runner up. Another sister Rita said Maureen helped their mom and dad in their restaurant business and later on in her life, she owned her own restaurants. Her dream was to be a star on stage in Hollywood, but she gave up that dream to have a family. Her wardrobe was ''Spectacular''. She was knownas Miss Fashion''. Maureen was also an L.V.N. (nurse) for about 10 years in Michigan. She was a great mother to her three children. We have so many wonderful memories growing up with her. Our Proms'', our ''first Dates'', etc. Thanks Mom for the great memories. You will be in our hearts and minds forever. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 from 4-8 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Avenue, Hughson, CA. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA. In lieu of flowers, if you wish: a donation in Maureen's name may be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Avenue, Hughson, CA 95326. A guest book is available to sign at:, www.LakewoodHughson.co



Mettler, Howard Erwin

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Howard Erwin Mettler, 85, formerly of Lodi died September 21, 2010 in Capitola. He was born December 15, 1924 in Lodi where he attended school ..... 



Miccolis, John Gary

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

John Gary Miccolis Jul. 24, 1944 Sept. 24, 2010 Resident of San Leandro John Gary Miccolis, son of the late Tony and Lena V. .....



Michael Francis Wirth

Michael Francis Wirth, age 49 of Danbury, formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully on September 22nd, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. In addition to his loving wife Adriana, Michael will be remembered by his daughter, Sabrina J. Wirth; and stepson, Rodrigo Salazar of Norwalk. Also brother, Gary F. Wirth and wife Tracy of Guilford, sister, Bonnie J. Wirth and companion Douglas Jensen of Wallingford, brother Robert C. Wirth of Berlin; one nephew and nieces, aunts and uncles. He also leaves behind his faithful and beloved dog Sunny. Michael grew up in Stratford and moved to Danbury when he got married. He loved the outdoors and camping and knew many hiking trails in Connecticut. He was a very friendly and caring man and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Celebration of Life/ Memorial will be held on Thursday, September 30, at 7p.m. at Faith Church, 600 Danbury Rd (route 7 north) New Milford and a second service at his home church on October 2nd at the Stratford United Methodist Church, 2600 Main St. Stratford, CT. with burial immediately following at the Union Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to attend both services and the burial.



Michael L. McInnis

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael L. McInnis, Solano County Superior Court judge, retired, announces his passing on Sept. 21, 2010. Mike died in accordance with his wishes: quietly, comfortably and quickly, with his family by his side. He was 87 years old., Born in Fairfield, he was the only son of the late Leo and Elsie McInnis. He graduated from Armijo High School, the University of Santa Clara, and the University of San Francisco School of Law. His college was interrupted by World War II, when he served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. Upon passing the bar, he put up his shingle and was a sole practitioner in Fairfield for 25 years. In 1979, he was appointed to the bench of Solano County Superior Court, Dept Four. His chambers were in what was once his high school. He liked to say he didn't travel far, but he covered a lot of ground., Mike's greatest love was his family, particularly his grandchildren. He loved to play golf and travel. He was so happy to travel to Scotland with his wife and dear friends and play the course at St. Andrews. He was a 50-year-plus member of the Olympic Club, San Francisco, as well as Green Valley Country Club. He was an accomplished drummer with the Armijo High School and Santa Clara bands, and enjoyed playing in the annual Kiwanis shows. His love of travel took him all over the world. Through his many pictures, we see the beautiful countries and people he met along the way. Mike will be lovingly remembered by all his extended family and friends for his outgoing manner, his ability to extract detailed information about themselves, and a genuine interest in them., Mike was a member of the California Judges Association, American Bar Association, Solano County Bar Association, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce (President 1970), Kiwanis Club of Fairfield (President/Lt. Governor), Santa Clara University Association, to name a few., He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Loretta; daughters, Mary Scully (Mike) of Napa, Elizabeth Ann Lewczyk (Tom) of Petaluma; and Loretta's children, Doug Richardson (partner Cindy) of Sacramento, Jeffrey Richardson (Dawn) of Vacaville, and Marianne Richardson of Fairfield. His cherished grandchildren are Meghan and Matt Scully, Kathleen, Laura and Will Lewczyk, and Joshua, Jason, and Audrey Richardson., Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield. The Rosary will be celebrated at 6 p.m. by Father Michael Downey of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Monday, Sept. 27, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1050 N. Texas St., Fairfield. Entombment will be private., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be sent to the American Cancer Society ., Arrangements entrusted to Bryan Braker Funeral Home. Sign our guest book at www.bryanbraker.com., Visit the online guest book at www.thereporter.com.



Michael Tavares

Mike was born April 28, 1958, in Torrance, Ca. He passed away peacefully, after a short illness on Friday, September 24, 2010. Mike is survived by father, Lionel; mother, Myrna; sister, Lori; brother, Don; and nieces and nephews. His kind and gentle spirit will be missed by his friends, and especially his adopted family at Las Palmas restaurant. May he rest in peace. Please sign the guest book at



Mildred U. Anderson

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Minkema, Allan

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Allan Minkema June 10, 1958 - Sept. 28, 2008 Loving and beloved son, brother, friend, uncle, god-father, soulmate and more. We ..... 



Multhauf, Phyllis Ann

Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

Phyllis Ann Multhauf Teacher, helper, friend Phyllis Multhauf, long-time Alameda resident and teacher in the Oakland Public Schools, died Sept. 16th. Born in 1935 ..... 



Munson, Meta Irene

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Meta Irene Munson passed away on Thursday, September 23rd, just four days after her 91st birthday, surrounded by her children and grand children. She .....



Nancy Thomas

Nancy Jean Tinker Thomas Born: 8/17/46 Died: 9/5/10 Nancy is greatly missed by all her family and friends. She will always be remembered and loved for her concerns for others. She was always there if anyone needed her help or just a hug or to fix your computer. Rest well dear you are missed. "NITE-NITE" MOTHER, ELIZABETH, LINDA.



Naoma Faye O'Dell

Friday, January 15, 2010 7:55 PM 

On January 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm our mother, Naoma Faye O'Dell passed away with her daughters Trish and Linda by her side. Naoma joined our Lord Jesus Christ along with her husband Richard O'Dell, son Jerry Hyder and other family members who were...



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Nattie F. Nieto

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Navas, Gerald Alan

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Gerald Alan Navas Mar. 24, 1953 - Sept. 22, 2010 Resident of Hayward Jerry Navas passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at the .....



Neil T. Van Valkenburgh

Neil Van Valkenburgh, 76, of Somers, NY and New Milford, died at Danbury Hospital on September 26. Neil was born in New York City May 30, 1934, the son of the late Edward and Margaret Helen (Fitzgerald) Van Valkenburgh. He spent his career working for 43 years as a Vice President of Administration, Investment Research at Goldman Sachs and Co., retiring at the age of 68. He earned a degree in Finance and Accounting from, . Neil leaves behind his beautiful and devoted wife of 55 years, Margaret Helen (Gravino), his two loving children, Linda and Lawrence; and treasured grandchildren, Charles, Samantha and Lauren Burkardt. Neil was a true gentleman, friend, and avid golfer. He gave back to his community by joining the Danbury Hospital Development Fund Board of Directors, by serving on the Danbury Hospital Annual Cancer Golf Tournament Committee and volunteering as assistant golf coach at Immaculate High School in Danbury. Visiting will be at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street Danbury on Tuesday September, 28, 2010, from 5-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday September 29, 2010, at St. Marguerite's Bourgeoys Roman Catholic Church, Brookfield at 10:30am. Contributions in memory of Neil may be made to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810.



Nelly Rae Keefe

MRS. NELLY RAE KEEFE, age 96, passed away September 25, 2010. Resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary Crematory & Memory Gardens.



Nevenka Mardesich

Nevenka passed away September 26, 2010, at the age of 89. She was born August 25, 1921 in Brbinj, Dugi Otok, Croatia, and had been a 55-year resident of San Pedro. Mrs. Mardesich is survived by her sister, Violet Evans; brother, John (Lois) Rancic; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving is her former sister-in-law, Lena Mardesich; and her two aunts, Dorothy and Maria Brunac. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 4pm until 8pm at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 10am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Pedro. Interment will follow in Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:



Nick Anthony Barbaccia

Nick Anthony Barbaccia 83, of Marysville, CA passed away on Sept. 23, 2010. Services are under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan, Marysville. Viewing on Mon. Sept. 27, 2-7 P.M. Rosary will be recited on Mon., 7 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church Tues., Sept. 28, at 11:30 A.M. Graveside services will follow at Sierra View Memorial Park.



Nozare Alexander

Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:00 AM 

On Sept. 19, a remarkable woman departed: Our mother, a dear friend to all who knew her and a bright light of dignity, grace, compassion and patience. She was quick to laugh not only with us, but at h 




EVENSON, OBERLIN J. Oberlin Jerome Evenson passed away at his home in Point Loma on September 22, 2010, of natural causes. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well an honored member of the U.S. Army and an active member of the San Diego community. Oberlin was born on March 26, 1919, to parents Willard and Edna Evenson in Seattle, Washington, where his father was stationed on active duty in the Army. He attended the San Diego Army and Navy Academy High School and continued his education at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, where he majored in Business Administration and later met Vivian Levitt. He and his beloved "Viv" where married on June 7, 1942, at Fort Ord Army Base and shared a love that spanned 68 years. While in college, "Ole" was a reserve officer in the Army. He was called into active service on June 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He and Viv were then separated for the next three years as Ole served overseas with the 3rd Infantry Division. He began his service in Casablanca, Africa, and was promoted to Major in 1943. During his service overseas, he participated in seven campaigns in Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He received a, with cluster, Distinguished Unit Badge Croix de Guerre with Fourragere and made seven amphibious landings under fire. The Europe African Middle Eastern (EAME) medal and seven stars he received were awarded for his service in these seven campaigns. After the war, Ole stayed in the Army Reserves and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1954. In addition to a distinguished military career, Ole also was an active member of the San Diego business, philanthropic, and sports communities. He spent 40 years with American Mill and Manufacturing and was a past president of the Lumber Association. He was also an active member of, 33, and sang in the choir in the Christmas program. He was also a former Trustee of the San Diego Zoological Society. Ole was an active supporter of the arts and loved music. He was Founding Trustee of the Spreckels Organ Society in Balboa Park and sang in the choir at First Presbyterian Church in San Diego where he was often a featured baritone soloist. He received the STAR Award for his volunteer service in the community. Ever the avid sports fans, Ole and Viv had season tickets to Charger games for 50 years. Ole was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Karen Evenson Lang, and is survived by his wife Vivian Evenson, his daughter Olivia Alford (and husband Bill), his brother Edvard Evenson, his grandchildren Jerry Lang (and wife Lily), Kristin Lang Cardonnel (and husband Pascal), Sarah Alford Hock (and husband Davis) and David Alford (and wife Shaabini). Ole was blessed to have also been loved by six great-grandchildren - Bruno and Pauline Cardonnel, Ryan and Vivian Lang, and Junia and Eden Hock. A Memorial Service will be held at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, 92107, on Friday, October 1st, at 1:00 p.m.



Obituaries for Tuesday, Sept. 28

Monday, September 27, 2010 11:33 PM 

ALDACO -- Eduardo Aldaco, 50, of Tulare died Friday. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Rita's Catholic Church. Arrangements: Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. 



Obituaries, Sept. 10, 2010: Fontenot, Martinez, Baker, Kensinger, Contreras

Monday, September 13, 2010 5:24 PM 

Joseph Fontenot Services are today for Joseph Winston Fontenot, who died Sept. 5 at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz after a four-month illness. 



Obituaries, Sept. 21, 2010: Pena, Shaffer

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:18 PM 

Jose M. Pena Services are Wednesday for Jose M. Pena, who died Sept. 16 while working in Bonny Doon. 



Obituaries: Sept. 14, 2010: Beuneman, Valdez

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:22 PM 

Jan Christiaan Beuneman Services will be private for Jan Christiaan Beuneman, who died April 15 in Santa Cruz.



Obituaries: Sept. 15, 2010: Costa

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:11 AM 

Tina Costa Private services will be held for Tina Louise Costa, who died Sept. 3. She was 51. Ms. Costa enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with friends and family.



Obituaries: Sept. 16, 2010: Patterson

Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:25 AM 

William Patterson Services passed for William Calvin Patterson, Sr., who died Sept. 13 at his home in Watsonville. 



Obituaries: Sept. 17, 2010: Farley, Brayson

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:11 PM

Sidney Farley Services are Oct. 10 for Sid ney "Sid" Lee Farley, who died Aug. 27 in South Sacramento after a two-year battle with lung cancer. 



Obituary, Sept. 11, 2010: Murillo

Monday, September 13, 2010 5:21 PM 

Services are Sept. 11 for Consuelo Murillo, who died Sept. 8 at her Watsonville home after an illness. 



Obituary, Sept. 3, 2010: Hester

Monday, September 13, 2010 5:31 PM 

Rosena Hester No services are scheduled for Rosena Hester, who died Sept. 1 in Santa Cruz. She was 79. 



Octavio Jesus Mata

Born August 28, 1976 to Ernest and Gabriela Mata, Octavio Jesus Mata joined his grandparents in Heaven on September 25, 2010. He died peacefully at home in Lomita. Octavio grew up in Torrance having attended Le Lycee Francais De Los Angeles, Calle Mayor Middle School and South Torrance High School (Class of 1994). He will be remembered fondly for his charm, wonderful smile and how he cared for others. Ready to give everything he had. Watching him grow into fatherhood was a proud moment for his family. He loved life and knew how to celebrate friends and family. Whether it was a birthday party, 4th of July, or



Oscar R. Contreras

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Owen Stewart Rice

Owen Stewart Rice, Owen Stewart Rice, 98, died Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at his residence in Santa Maria of natural causes., He was born on March 13, 1912 at Lucas Hospital. The son of Owen T. and Viola C. Rice, he was a fourth generation resident of Santa Maria., Owen spent his childhood helping his father on the ranch and playing practical jokes on friends. After graduating from Santa Maria High in 1930, he attended San Diego State University on a football scholarship. He played four years of football and remains in the SDSU hall of fame. Upon returning from San Diego with a degree in economics, Owen worked for the Sea Side Oil Company. He never lost sight of agriculture, however, and was soon able to secure the lease on a small ranch. He negotiated the use of his father's farm equipment, and Owen began farming on his own in 1936. Years later, he and his father merged their operations, creating Owen T. Rice & Son, which has since been renamed OSR Enterprises, Inc. The company has now been farming for 104 years., Throughout his career, Owen enjoyed supporting the community. A partial list of his achievements include: Chairman of the local land Farm Bureau Center (1940), Elected to the State Farm Bureau Board of Directors representing Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (1942), Served on the War Board handling implement rationing (1942), Elected to the Santa Maria High School and Santa Maria Junior College Board of Directors (1954, Retired as Chairman 1989), Spokesman for the American Sugar Beet Growers at the World Sugar Conference in Geneva, Switzerland (1972, Retired as Chairman 1988), Served as Chairman of the local land bank (Retired 1987), Served as the California Agricultural Leadership Board Vice-President (Retired 1988), Served as a member of the Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation Board (31 years), the 1989 Santa Barbara Country 'Farmer of the Year', a member of the Santa Maria, #1538 for over 65 years, and he was honored as Grand Marshall at the 59th Annual Elks Rodeo., In addition to farming, he had a passion for aviation. He received his pilot's license in the 1940's, owned several small Cessna's and accumulated over 4,000 hours in the air. One of his favorite destinations was Bass Lake, where he and his wife Betty spent much of their time. Other hobbies included international travel and hunting., Owen is survived by two children, James Rice and wife Linda of Pismo Beach and Carolyn Ball and husband Stanley of Sonoma, a step-daughter, Meribeth Anderson and husband Jim of Thousand Oaks, eight grandchildren, Michael Ball of Thousand Oaks, Darrell & Leslie Ball of Toronto, Canada, Stacie Rice of Santa Maria, Andrew & Megan Rice of Nipomo, Alison & Charlie Sanchez of Palm Springs, and Amber Whittington of North Carolina, six great-grandchildren, Sadie, Avery, Darby, Carson, Alaina and Carla, two cousins, Patty Boyd and Lyndall Stewart, as well as several nieces and nephews., He is preceded in death by Betty Rice (December 1st, 2003), his wife of 45 years and William C. Rice (1961), his brother., Owen lived a long and wonderful life. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregivers for their dedication and loyalty to the Rice family. Because of them, Owen died peacefully, in the same residence where he spent his childhood, on the ranch., Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church, 1505 South College Drive, Santa Maria with Dr. Charles N. Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Santa Maria Cemetery., Visitations will be on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary., Friends, if they so desire, can make a memorial contribution in Owen's name to the Owen S. Rice Scholarship fund, c/o the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, P.O. Box 3620, Santa Barbara, CA 93130., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Palaganas, Antonio Jesus Molina

Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

Antonio Jesus Molina Palaganas, 29, of Lodi, died Sept. 17. He was born April 24, 1981 in Lodi. Mr. Palaganas was employed as a produce ..... 



Pamela Lee

Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216. 



Pardini, Carlo M.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Carlo M. Pardini June 11, 1931 ~ Sept 25, 2010 Resident of San Leandro My beloved Carlo passed away at Eden Hospital on the ..... 



Paredes, Doris E.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Doris E. Paredes Sept. 5, 1926 - Sept. 26, 2010 Resident of Union City Entered into rest on September 26, 2010 at the age .....



Patricia Gruber Bettencourt

PATRICIA GRUBER BETTENCOURT JUN 17, 1942 - SEP 22, 2010 Patricia Pattie'' Bettencourt passed away suddenly on Wed., Sept. 22nd. She was preceded in death by her parents Joe & Margaret Gruber, survived by husband Clarence Jr. C.J'' Bettencourt, son Craig Bettencourt, daughter Brooke Castiglione, sister Pam Click, brother Mike Gruber, & last but not least her beloved dog Lacey. Vistitation will be Thurs., 9/30/10 from 5-8PM, Funeral Services will be Fri., 10/01/10 at 11am. Both will be held at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home Chapel, 425 N.Soderquist Rd.



Patricia Marie Cross

Patricia Marie Cross (Pat) passed away quietly in her La Quinta home on August 23, 2010 with her husband of 58 years, Donald G. Cross at her side. She was born August 31, 1932 to Eleanor and Walter Clasen in St. Louis, Mo. She is survived by her devoted husband and three grown sons, Donn - Nancy, Steven - Pearl, Guy - Laura. She was a loving grandmother to Kara Cross Leonard, Ryan Leonard, Dustin Cross, Gil Gonzales, Stephanie Mendoza, Gary Mendoza, Breanna Mendoza, Mia Cross, Bryan Cross and Cody Cross. She loved her role as a great grandmother (AKA "GG") to Alissa Leonard, Hannah Gonzales and Kaleb Cross McHan. She loved kids and they loved her. She loved having her "Grand dog", Trigger, for sleep overs at Grandma's house from one to ten days. Trigger loved it too. While still in high school in St. Louis Pat began a working career as Santa's helper in a major St. Louis department store. She would go on to become a model for women's clothes in the same store. Following her marriage to Don Cross on April 26, 1952 she worked for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in St. Louis. In 1955 Pat and Don left St. Louis for California where they heard the streets were "paved with gold, there were oranges on every tree" and lots of opportunity for electricians, Don's working trade. The family settled first in Covina, moved to Pomona and put down deeper roots in Claremont, Calif. in 1963. During the Claremont years Pat became very active in Republican politics becoming President of Claremont Republican women. A rapidly expanding building market with plenty of electrical work brought Pat and Don to the Coachella Valley in 1979 and they have made this their permanent home since then. Pat continued her interest in politics and joined the Palm Springs Republican Assembly. She also served as President of the Rancho Mirage Republican Women and was a founding member and officer of the East Valley Republican Women and modeled in fund raising fashion shows for the group. Her Republican involvements led to an office position with Republican congressman Alfred "Al" A. McCandless who served as a California Representative to the U. S. Congress from 1983 to 1995. Pat's dedication and attention to detail spurred McCandless to appoint her to the position of district Chief of Staff. In that role she managed the Riverside and Palm Desert Congressional Offices. She often filled in for the congressman at meetings and events, speaking for his office as the occasion required. She held that position for approximately twelve years until the congressman stepped down from office. While heading the district staff for McCandless she was treated to a VIP tour of the White House. She has personally met Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, has toured Air Force One, the Presidential aircraft and attended Republican National Conventions, twice as a voting delegate. She was invited to join the staff of retired President Gerald Ford but graciously declined to follow other interests. Following her stint of duty with McCandless she acted as a public relations point for Browning - Ferris Industries, the second largest waste management firm in the country. She was a Director in the La Quinta Historical Society and active in the La Quinta Museum, a Director of the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce, appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities by then Governor Pete Wilson. She loved NASCAR racing and even sponsored a car in the La Quinta Soap Box Derby. During a five year battle with cancer Pat never lost her positive take on life. She loved her husband Don, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, her social and political friends. She loved the Lord and professed a strong Christian faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She loved to bake cookies for neighbors, friends and especially for her fellow cancer patients at the Eisenhower Infusion Center. In the face of brutal sessions of chemotherapy and radiation she always had a smile and words of encouragement for others walking the same path. She was widely known in the area as a positive go getter who could get any job she was given done well. Pat was at peace with crossing over. "Vaya con Dios. Till we meet again." A celebration of her life is pending.



Patricia N. Lawson

Patricia N. Lawson born Septemper 7, 1949 in Omaha Nebraska, left this earth on September 17, 2010 at the age of 61, in Palm Springs Calif. At her side was her life partner of 31 years, Cheryl Burdeno. She leaves behind her sister, Terry Huff, nephew Jason Cook, her Aunt, Helen Smith, her Uncle, David Smith, and her mother, Dorcus Zwingman. She was preceded in death by her father John Egnew, grandmother Helen Mitchell, and step-father George Zwingman. Memorial will be announced at a later date.



Patrick Brennan

PATRICK BRENNAN JAN 25, 1930 - SEP 16, 2010 Patrick Brennan (80) of Alturas died at Modoc Med Center. Pat was born to Thomas & Edith Brennan in Stockton & grew up with brothers, Jack & Tom, in Eugene, Oakland & Sonora, with their mother after their father's death in 1933. Mr. Brennan graduated from Sonora High, was a Future Farmers of America member & later a lifetime member of the American Angus Association. In addition, Pat served in the National Guard & US Coast Guard as a radio operator. Following his military service, he worked in Tuolumne County, married Lana Bryant & helped raise her son, Kenneth Stanfield. Pat moved to the Orr family ranch in Eugene to raise Suffolk sheep, registered Angus cattle & work the Shell gas delivery business in Jamestown with his brother, Jack. Pat & Lana had 2 sons, Patrick & Shannon. Years after Lana's untimely death, Pat married, Dee. Once retired, they moved to Alturas and enjoyed fishing, tinkering, & bragging about his boys & three grandchildren. He was a widower again in 2004. He's survived by his brother, Tom Brennan of Oakdale; sons, Patrick Brennan of Escalon, Shannon (Crystal) Brennan of Winnemucca, NV, stepson, Kenneth Stanfield; grandchildren, Brent Brennan of ID, Jacob Brennan and Meghan Brennan both of NV. He's preceded in death by wives, Lana & Dee; parents, Thomas & Edith Brennan & brother, Jack Brennan. A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Wed., Sept. 29 at the Eugene Cemetery with lunch to follow at the Escalon Sportsman's Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made in his name to your local chapters of Future Farmers of America (FFA).



Patzer, Dorothy (Nichols)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dorothy Patzer passed peacefully on September 22, 2010, with family and friends at her bedside. She was the caregiver of the family and always ..... 



Paul R. Livingston

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Pearl A. Lane

Pearl A. Lane, 85, of Palm Springs, Calif. passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Hemet. Born December 28, 1924 in Loma, Colo., she was the oldest of eleven children born to Andrew and Dora Abeyta. Pearl enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and being with her family. She is survived by her loving family: son Scott Ferguson, two daughters, Kenna O'Melveny and husband Michael, Susan Walls and husband David; three grandchildren, Andy, Keri and Kate and their families; nine sisters and brothers and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 27, 2010 at Miller-Jones Hemet Mortuary located at 1501 W. Florida Ave, Hemet, CA. In lieu of flowers, if you choose, remember Pearl with donations to the Pearl A. Lane Memorial Fund, c/o American Forensic Nurses, 255 North El Cielo Road #195, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Online condolences www.Miller-Jones.com 951-658-3161.



Pedro Castaneda

PEDRO CASTANEDA May 19, 1934 ~ September 17, 2010 Pedro Castaneda was born Monday, May 19, 1934 in Santa Maria de Los Angeles, Mexico to Francisco and Francisca (Del Real) Castaneda and passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 at the age of 76 years. Pedro was a clerk for the Butler-Pope Company, retiring in 1987 after 30 years. He enjoyed reading, music, dancing, road trips, especially to the beach, and story telling. Loving father of Peter Castaneda, Estella Castaneda and Rosario Dosamantes. Dear brother of Arturo Castaneda, Sophia Del Villar, Romona and Consuela. Friends may call at the funeral home for visitation Monday, September 27, 2010 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. in Akes Family\'s "Chapel of The Chimes", the family will continue to greet friends until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Catherine of Alexandria Roman Catholic Church, 7005 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA. Interment will follow in Olivewood Memorial Park, Riverside, CA. ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care Of: Riverside, CA. (951) 785-4071



Peggy Walters

Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:00 AM 

Peggy Jennifer Ann Walters passed away on Aug. 26, 2010, at the age of 60.  



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Phyllis J. Agner

Phyllis Jean Agner, 64, of Thousand Palms, Calif. passed away September 15, 2010 surrounded by family. With the light of each day Phyllis inspired everyone with her determination, positive outlook, dazzling eyes, and her sense of humor. Without realizing it, Phyllis taught everyone who was a part of life's journey how to live life. We celebrate her life and she will forever remain in our hearts. Phyllis is survived by her son, Bernard (Mike) of Michigan; mother, Deena and step-father Ron Taylor of Thousand Palms; four brothers, Ron, Rick, Kerry, and Kevin; sisters-in-law, Dixie, Connie, Pam, and Monica; and sister, Brenda and husband Joe; and many nieces and nephews. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the



R. John "Buzz" Anderson

Passed away at his home in Healdsburg, CA, September 18, 2010, beloved father of Kathryn L. Hickey of Windsor and the late Gordon Anderson. Cherished grandfather of Lauren (Charles) Porcella of San Francisco, Alexandrea Hickey, Caitlin Hickey and Jennifer Hickey all of Windsor. Former husband of Patricia Napoli Fisher and mentor to her sons, Bill, Bryan and Dean Hall all of Medford, OR. Brother of the late Clarence H. Anderson and father-in-law of the late Ed Hickey. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Berkeley, CA. Age 81 years. John was a general contractor for over 50 years and has resided in Healdsburg the past 35 years where he enjoyed raising sheep and donkeys. He was a member of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 301 So. Main St., Sebastopol. The family prefer memorials be made to North County Hospice, 205 East St., Healdsburg, Ca. 95448 or to the, , 1451 Guerneville Rd., Suite 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.




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STULL, ROY DALE Roy Dale Stull was born in Augusta, IL, on May 20, 1931 and passed away unexpectedly on September 8, 2010. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend. He is survived by his wife Darlene, five children, and five grandchildren, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life was held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at his home in San Diego. Burial will held at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery and the Augusta Cemetery at a later date.



Randy Lee Hunter Jr.

A viewing will be held for Randy on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.; the funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m., both at McCune Garden Chapel. Burial at Vacaville Elmira Cemetery will take place at a later date., Randy loved music and playing jokes on people, he loved to laugh. Randy had a big heart he loved his family very much and was so proud of his daughter. He constantly worried about his brothers and sisters and did his best to be there for them when needed. He was taken from us too soon., He is survived by his fiance, Michelle Worley and their daughter, Shiann Marie Hunter. He is also survived by his father, Randy Hunter; mother, Caroline Medrano; step-father, Gil Medrano; sisters, Teri hunter and Rebecca Medrano; brothers, Ricky Medrano and Joey Medrano; grandparents, Connie Hunter, Ralph and Alice Olive and Cheryl and Ed Conrad; aunts, Kathie Hunter and Eugena Kuhns; uncles, Phillip Olive, Doug Hunter, David Hunter, Dough Gianni and Charles Gianni; great uncle Els Olive; cousins, Katie Juli, Amber, Sara, Lonnie, Victoria, Alicia, Bonnie, David, Donald, Shawnelle and A.J., He will be loved and missed by all "his boys!", Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,



Raymond Mullins

Raymond S. Mullins Former resident of Santa Clara 73, died Friday, September 24, 2010, at the home of his daughter in Brandonville, WV. The son of the late Samuel and Naomi Robinson Mullins, he was born November 13, 1936, in Fairmont, WV. Ray and his wife, Carol Lee Coogle Mullins whom he married May 4, 1974, lived in California for many years until Carol's death, March 4, 2010. He then moved back to West Virginia to make his home with his daughter and her family. He is survived by five daughters: Catherine Scholz, and her husband, Bill of Apache Junction, AZ, Debra Zaborowski, of Libertyville, IL, Pamela Godwin, and her husband, Billy of Gilberts, IL, Virginia Tousey, and her husband, Danny of Fox River Grove, IL, and Dawn R. Spear, and her husband, Keith of Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV; a sister, Juanita "Punkie" Davis, and her husband, Jennings of Jane Lew, WV; two brothers: Samuel "Bud" Mullins, and his wife, Mary of Illinois, and Tobis Mullins and his wife, Molly of Fairmont; sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Mullins, and two sisters, Ethel Stout Molenock and Mary Dukich. The Carl R. Spear Funeral Home in Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, WV will be assisting the family with cremation service. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.spearfuneralhome.net.



Rebecca Rosita "Becky" Freire

Rebecca Freire, Rebecca Rosita "Becky" Freire, 72, returned home to our Heavenly Father on Sept. 1, 2010. She was born in Needles, Calif., on May 8, 1938, and was raised in Barstow, Calif., before moving to Cypress, Calif. Throughout her life, Becky was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is remembered as a dedicated retired business owner, and beautician, for many supportive clients and co-workers. Although she is gone, she will not be forgotten in the hearts of all those who loved her and held her dear to their hearts., Becky is survived by her son, Gilbert Freire Jr., and his spouse, Tatiana, and their children, Fabiana, Tess and Geronimo, of Nevada; as well as her loving daughters, Angel and Love Freire and son, Valentine Freire, of Cypress, Calif.; her brothers, Ernesto "Chavelo" Esquivel and his wife, Josie, of Visalia, Calif., Salvador Esquivel and Peter Esquivel, of Barstow, and Robert Esquivel, of Bakersfield, Calif.; her sisters, Belen "Angie" Esquivel, of Barstow, Rosario "Rose" Robles and her husband, Armando, and Irene Robles and her husband, Ignacio "Sonny"; sister-in-law, Stella Esquivel; as well as many nieces, nephews and grandchildren., Becky was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gilbert Freire Sr.; and by her parents, Trinidad and Angela Esquivel; brothers, Trinidad "Ernie" Esquivel and Valentine "Joe" Esquivel; sisters-in-law, Elsie, Della and Corinne Esquivel; a niece, Jennifer Esquivel; and a nephew, Joey Esquivel., The celebration of Becky's life will be remembered with a visitation time which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Mead Mortuary, from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. The commemorative funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest at the Mt. View Memorial Park in Barstow., "Please do not be unhappy just because I am out of sight, always remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.", Arrangements by Mead Mortuary, 760-256-5671.



Richard H. Hain

Hain, Richard H., 89, born 11-27-20 in Davenport, Iowa, died 9-21-10 in Placentia, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife (Ruth) of 60 years. He is survived by 3 children: Rick (Dory) Hain of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debbie Pinney of Seattle, WA. Steve (Gloria) Hain of Anaheim Hills, CA.; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, and 1 brother. He served with distinction in the Army in the Pacific during



Richard J. Overholt

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:20 PM 

Richard J. Overholt, 84, of Porterville passed away on January 7, 2010. He was born in Montebello, California on September 12, 1925. At the age of 14 he moved to this area, west of Porterville where he continued farming with his father and brother....



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Richard Matthew Drips

Rick passed away on September 18, 2010 at home, from complications related to a bone marrow transplant, at the age of 55. He was born in Portland, OR August 12, 1955 and moved with his family to Sonora, CA at a young age. Rick is survived by his wife Nancy; children Jerrimy, Jason, Patty, Bekki, David and Bob; grandchildren Alexis, Alani, Gabriel and Ariana. Rick is also survived by his parents Pat and Fred; brothers Bill (Brenda) Seldon and Don Seldon; his great aunt Mary; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grand nieces. Rick was a US Navy disabled veteran. He will be missed by his many friends and coworkers at Panamax in Petaluma. Rick loved fishing and spent every chance he had teaching his grandchildren the art and patience of fishing. Rick always enjoyed helping others in their time of need; he loved his time spent as a little league coach and umpire, he was one of those unique folks that embraced learning new things at every opportunity. Rick his wife and children were fortunate to purchase a small ranch outside of Petaluma in the summer of 1993 where they spent their spare time fishing at the family pond for big mouth bass, catfish, and blue gill. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Rick's life on October 16, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the family ranch. For directions call 707-763-6776. Our special thanks to Stanford Cancer Center and Hospice by the Bay. Online condolences may be made at adobecreekfuneralhome.com.



Richardson, Donald Morris

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Memory of Donald Morris Richardson Resident of Richmond Donald Morris Richardson was born on July, 10, 1935 in San Francisco, California to Charles .....



Robert Forrest Walters

On Sept. 23rd, the Lord took to be with Him our beloved only son Robert Forrest Walters. He passed away at home at only nineteen years of age., He is survived by his parents, John and Patricia Walters; his grandmother, Bille Hadley; aunts Diane Ponciano, Cynthia Medina, Susan Carey and uncle Steve Hadley with his wife Christie Hadley. Robert is also survived by his cousins Jack Vest, Tamara Ramos, Amber Medina, Cole, Sean and Liam Hadley, Aurora Ramos, Thomas and Britney Carey, and also his dearest friend, Mialani Quitugua., Robert was a creative amateur photographer and musician. He had a compassionate nature and loved animals and small children. He enjoyed martial arts and had achieved his brown belt at Ray, Delgado's Karate Studio in Vallejo. He graduated from Vallejo High School in the class of 2009 with a letter in journalism, and he enjoyed learning and debating about politics and world events. He was attending classes at Napa Valley College with plans to major in organic chemistry and transfer to University of California, Berkeley., We will never know to what achievements his passions and convictions would have led him. We can only have faith that he is in a better place and that he knew that his family loved him more than words can ever say., Go with God my beloved Robert. I will hold you forever in my heart., Cremation arrangements made through Skyview Memorial Lawn. In lieu of flowers please direct donations to the Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society.



Robert George (Bob) Patterson

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Robert Hannan Jones

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Robert Linder

Mr. Robert Brian Linder, 28, passed away Sept. 16, 2010 following a car accident on Highway 395 in Victorville. Born April 17, 1982 at St. Bernardine's in San Bernardino, he was a resident of the High Desert for 28 years., He is survived by his fiancèe Heather Hord of Victorville; mother Colleen Calderon of Hesperia; father Brian Linder of Crestline; stepmom Janet Linder of Crestline; stepdad Yuri Calderon of Hesperia; brother Jonathan Calderon of Hesperia; and brother Nathan Calderon of Hesperia., A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, 24000 Waalew Road in Apple Valley with services beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Victor Valley Memorial Park, 15609 11th St. in Victorville., I would like everyone to know a little more about the man we lost Sept. 16, 2010 Thursday in the accident on Highway 395., He was 28 year old Robert Brian Linder. He loved life and enjoyed every day. He worked hard every day to accomplish his dreams, and did., He was the owner of Neo Compware in Hesperia and was wonderful to our community., Robert's mom Colleen was his best friend and hero. She filled his whole heart., The loves of his life were his brothers Jonathan and Nathan Calderon. He spent time with them every day and turned into a kid himself when he got around them., Robert was so proud of his father Brian and proud to be a Linder. Robert and I were engaged to be married next August. We were very happy and very much in love., Every day I got to share with Robert was a dream. He treated me like a princess and always called me his, "Sexy Lady.", Robert will be missed by many. Everyone that had the pleasure to meet him fell in love with him instantly. He was amazing, loving, caring, funny, silly, smart and wonderful. As close to perfect as any man can get., I love you baby and will see you in Heaven one day., Heather Hord



Robert M. Davidson

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Roger W. Dundas

June 17, 1934 - Sept. 22, 2010 Roger W. Dundas died on September 22, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. from congestive heart failure. Roger was born in Santa Monica, Calif. on June 17, 1934 to Afton McMurray and Gustavus Dundas. He moved to Indio and went to Coachella Valley High School, San Bernadino Valley Junior College and San Diego State. He was a bartender at the El Cortez Hotel during college. He worked for Safeway for 3 years but for 33 years he worked in construction for the Jones Brothers Company and Granite Company here in Indio and San Diego. Rain or shine, boiling hot or freezing cold he was driving the massive water truck and other heavy equipment. He loved working outdoors. Roger loved Latin Jazz, Ford cars, Mexican food and winning at the casino. With Mary Dorr, his companion, he traveled to Montana, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Arizona and Hawaii. Mary and Roger spent many weekends in San Diego, his favorite city. Roger was a true and loyal friend. He kept in touch with all his many friends, Carmen Villegas-Iseman, Irene Munoz Murray, John Purdin, John Convaloff, Alec Sicre, Johnny Jones, Nina Hood, Mike Bozick, Mike Hoffman, John Mountain and Jackie Burkholder. The staff at A & D Eldercare were such good caregivers for Roger. He was a very special man and always a perfect gentleman. He will be missed by all his friends. He requested no services.



Ronald Chester Deschwanden

Ronald Chester Deschwanden October 3, 1951 - September 5, 2010 Ron was born October 3, 1951 to Donald and Margaret Deschwanden in Bakersfield, CA. He is survived by his wife, Diana; daughter, Stacey, "The Sunshine of his life"; son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Marlene Meagher; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Lynette Meagher; grandchildren, Courtney, Natalie, Bethany and Abbey Meagher; his mother, Margaret Deschwanden; sister and brother- in-law, Debbie and Ron Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Larry Snow; sister, Pam Rosenthal; many nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends too numerous to mention all. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Deschwanden and nephew, Brent Davis. Ron was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA and attended West high. Ron enjoyed playing cards at the Golden West Casino and playing pool. Ron was a wonderful husband and father. He was always joking and kidding around, he had a great personality. Ron worked many years at Dresser Atlas and Kern Body Works. A very special thanks to nephew, John Fife; cousins, Mark Matherly and Shelly Ballard; and Maria Rosalez with Mercy Hospice, for all your compassion and love you gave for "Mr. D". There will be a "Celebration of Life' on October 3rd. Please call 661-827-0258 for more information



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Roshan Rahbari

Roshan Rahbari, 18, a graduate of Leland High School in San Jose, Calif., was killed Sept. 21, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in San Jose. 



Rudolph "Rudy" Venator (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Rudolph "Rudy" Venator May 4, 1932 - September 28, 2009 You are in my thoughts each and every day and I miss you so very much. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. Love You Always, Dee



Ruth O'Brien

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM

Ruth E. O'Brien died at home in Napa in the arms of her loving husband, Edgar P. O'Brien. She had a long struggle with cardiac disease, which caught up with her late Friday night, Sept. 17, 2010.



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Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Kathy Marie Chase Sullivan Aug. 29, 1952 ~ Sept. 27, 2009 One year ago, to this day, your courageous, hard-fought battle ..... 



Samuel W. Nay

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Santiago Valencia

Santiago Valencia, 43, of San Jose, Calif., died July 30, 2010, after being hit by a van near Barnard Avenue and First Street in San Jose. 



Schechtman, Reba

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Reba Schechtman Resident of Piedmont Reba Schechtman at age 92, passed away September 27, 2010 in her Piedmont home where she lived for the ..... 



Scott, Robert C.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2:00 AM 

Guest book for Dr. Robert C. Scott III. ..... 



Shad Windbigler

of 2152 Plunkett Road, Bayside, died on Monday, September 27, 2010. She was 87 years old. Shad was born on January 31, 1923 in Alconbury, England. During WW2, She met and married Walter Fieg, a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and after the war moved to California. She lived in Long Beach for a short time but spent the majority of her life in Eureka. Shad was an accomplished musician and was associated with various choirs for more than fifty years. She played the organ and piano and sang professionally. Active in the senior citizens where she led a choir called the Golden Aires, who performed in the community for many years. Shad was pre-deceased by her husband and son, who died in a plane crash in 1964. She leaves her husband, Mr. Don Windbigler, a retired florist and civic booster, and his family and her three children and their families. There is no funeral, nor memorial service planned. Please sign the guest book at



Sharon D. Dexter

Sharon D. Dexter passed away September 26, 2010 at the age of 89. She was the second of six daughters born to Dr. and Mrs. B.Q. Dysart of Henry, Illinois. She graduated from The National College of Education in Illinois in 1943. Sharon started teaching at Vanport City, Oregon in the summer of 1943, where she met Rolbert R. Dexter. They were married in June, 1944 in Oceanside, California, where he was serving in the Navy. Sharon began teaching in Oceanside in 1944 then moved to Torrance in 1948, where she taught there as well as in Redondo Beach until retirement in 1981. She was also a 22 year volunteer at Torrance Memorial Hospital. Sharon is survived by her husband, one sister, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at First Christian Church of Torrance at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 with interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at



Sharon Marie Calkins

Sharon Marie Calkins, 74, of Redding died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466). 



Shirley Barisone

Shirley M. Barisone Jan. 5, 1927 - Sept. 25, 2010 Beloved wife of the late John Barisone for 45 years; loving mother of John, Tom, and Ed; dear mother-in-law of Susan, May, and Joan; cherished grandmother of Angelina (Stephen), Tommy (Amber), Eamon, Meaghan, Amelia, Anthony, Nick, and John Vincent; devoted great grandmother of Brooklyn, Gianni, Marco, and Maurice; many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A native San Franciscan who lived her whole life in S.F. (Mission District); attended St. Peter's Grammar School and High School and graduated from SFSU. She was one of the original SFPD woman officers from 1948-1956. She then pursued a teaching career and taught for over 50 years. She vacationed at Camp Mather every year for 75 years with family and friends, in addition to her many stays at Russian River and the family summer home in Sonoma, as well as her trips with the Doelger Center. Founding member of Friends of Camp Mather; member of the Olympic Club. She will always be remembered by her family and her many dear friends for her boundless energy, thoughtfulness, hospitality, and kindness. Friends may visit Tuesday after 3:00pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Tuesday 7:00pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. Please call the mortuary for the day and time of the Funeral Mass. Committal Italian Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the following: Retired Sisters of Mercy, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010, St. Peter's School, 1266 Florida St., SF, CA 94110, or St. Paul's Restoration Fund, 221 Valley St., SF, CA 94131.



Shirley Pedrazzi

Shirley Ann Pedrazzi Resident of San Jose Shirley, age 68, died peacefully on September 24, 2010 after a lengthy illness. Shirley was devoted to her family & is survived by her loving husband Don of almost 50 years. She was a loving mother to her daughters Linda Pedrazzi of San Jose & Diane (Brent) DuPont of Roseville. Shirley was especially proud of her grandsons James & Joseph DuPont, & also is survived by her sister Kathy (Patrick) Mark & family. Shirley enjoyed camping, the beach & was an avid reader. A rosary will be held Tuesday, 9/28, at 7pm at the DARLING-FISCHER Chapel, Campbell, with visitation 1pm - 9pm. A mass will be held Wednesday, 9/29 at 10am at St. Lucy's Catholic Church, Campbell.



Sisler, Veronica Ann

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Veronica Ann Sisler LA COSTA -- Veronica Ann Sisler RAF (nee Bruce), peacefully passed away at her home in La Costa attended by her .....



Smith, Glenda Gail (Boley)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Glenda Gail Smith, 53, of Victor, died Sept. 23. She was born July 9, 1957 in Sacramento. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She enjoyed camping, .....



Socrates A. Parras

Socrates A. Parras, 74, passed away Friday at his home in Napa surrounded by his family., Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with Trisagion Services at 7 p.m. at Sts. Constantine & Helen, Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama St., Vallejo., Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, also at the church. Burial will follow at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo.



Socrates Parras

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Sopjes, Robert P.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM 

Robert P. Sopjes, 85, formerly of Lodi, died Sept. 13. He was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Sopjes graduated Kalamazoo High School. .....



Sparkman, Willard Dale

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Willard Dale Sparkman MURRIETA/ TEMECULA -- Willard Dale Sparkman, born on February 18, 1932 in Mineral, Washington, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010. ..... 



Spencer, Elisabeth Alayne "Becky" (Beckett)

Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Elisabeth (Becky) Alayne Spencer, age 80, died peacefully in her Lodi home with her beloved husband of 58 years by her side early Thursday .....



States, Hazell White

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Hazell White States, 89 ESCONDIDO -- Hazell White States passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010. She was born on December 7, 1920 in .....



Stephens, Emani

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Strosina, George

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

George F. Strosina Nov. 13, 1920 - Sept. 24, 2010 Formerly of San Leandro George F. Strosina, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather .....



Suleiman Aldridge

Suleiman Aldridge, Resident of Campbell, 1951 - 2010, Dear Son of Deloris Aldridge. Father of Ian & Martin. Brother of Saleema Ross & Aleema Aldridge. Service today Sept. 28th at 10am at San Jose Funeral Service Chapel, 1050 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose., SAN JOSE, FUNERAL SERVICE, 408-288-8383



Susan Rhea

Susan Rhea, 47 years young, of Apple Valley, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Sept. 18th, 2010. Susan had been suffering from several illnesses. Our Lord has taken her into his arms and has relieved her of all her pain. Susan was born June 14th, 1963 in Ontario, CA. The Rhea family moved to Apple Valley in 1976. As a graduate of Apple Valley Senior High School in 1981, she kept in touch with many of her classmates, childhood friends from Ontario, and continued to build numerous friendships in the High Desert. Susan will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her contagious laughter, wit, and her cheerful willingness to help others regardless of her own problems. She will be deeply missed by her husband Brett, family members, and all that loved and knew her. For the past 12 years, Susan was a cosmetologist in Apple Valley. Susan loved to listen, laugh, and learn during her long talks with clients all of whom became her good friends. Susan became a member of AA on June 29th, 1997 and remained sober until her death. Susan was an active and supportive member of AA where she met Brett in 1998 on her 34th birthday. They were married on Oct. 24th, 1999. They both spoke of their meeting each other at the annual AA picnic as the best birthday gift either had received, since it had come from God. Over the years, Susan paid forward the loving support and understanding that she received from AA to countless individuals. Susan was always there for anyone who was in need., Susan is survived by her husband Brett Ward; her mother and father, Bob and Dorothy Rhea of Apple Valley whom Susan talked with every day; her sister and brother-in-law Sandra and Eddie Phillips, nephews Kyle and Adam of Ontario, CA.; and many beloved uncles, aunts and cousins. Also, Susan's mother–in-law Cassandra "Wynn" Ward; brother-in-law and sister in-law William "Jay" Ward and Alexandra Ward, nieces Sarah and Emily all of San Bernardino, CA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jill and Brent McElwain, nephew Devin and niece Carly, of Spring Valley Lake, CA., Susan wished to hold an informal memorial celebration of her life at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road in Apple Valley, Ph: (760) 247-0155. Come join us on the terrace from 11:30am to 2:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 1st, 2010 and share remembrances and stories of Susan in your life. Guests are welcome to bring additional food and drinks. Billy Pratt of High Desert Funeral and Cremation can be contacted at (760) 244-1400 for further details. In lieu of flowers, Susan wished donations be made to the Victor Valley Central Office of AA, 18888 Outer Hwy. 18, Suite 107, Apple Valley, CA 92307.



Suzanne Mullen

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TORRES, Elfreda

TORRES, Elfreda Surrounded by family, Freda Torres was born into eternal life September 23, 2010. She was 91 years old. Freda was born May 11, 1919, in Miami, Arizona. At the age of three, Freda's family came to Santa Barbara County. In 1939, she married Jess V. Torres and they had four children. Freda enjoyed crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, gardening, playing bingo, shopping and going out to eat. You could often find her riding the bus around town.



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Thomas Lawrence Matteson

A Celebration of Life honoring Thomas Lawrence Matteson, 81, beloved husband, father and grandfather, will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m., at Nadeau Family Funeral Home with Chaplain Gretchen Shiltz officiating. Thomas passed away this past Sunday in his Vacaville home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 2, 1929, in Hopkins Minn., to John A. and Katherine M. (Brown) Matteson. He made Vacaville his home the past 35 years. He was a retired sales consultant in educational media. He worked for Britannica Films from 1969 to 1988 in Minnesota, Arizona and California and in seven western states for PBS from 1988 to 1998 when he retired. Previous to 1969, he was a high school educator and coach. A graduate of Hopkins High School in 1948 and of St. Cloud State, Minn., in 1953, he served as an officer in the USMC during the Korean War years. He was a member of the Solano County Genealogy Society and for several years was the Society's newsletter editor and board member., He is survived by his wife, Norine, of Vacaville, Children, Thomas P. (Kimberly Evenson), Ann K. Gaviglio (Glen), Timothy J. of Fairfield, James L. of Vacaville, Elizabeth "Beth" Finkbeiner (William) of Auburn and Terrance "Terry" C. (Elizabeth Bolkcom) of Minn.; 10 grandchildren; brothers, George A. of St. Paul, Minn., and John S. of Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Ann Pray (1926-2010)., Burial with full military honors will follow the service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. Memorial contributions may be made to NorthBay Hospice, 5140 Business Center Drive, Suite 130, Fairfield, Calif., 94533 or Solano Genealogy Society, 610 Main St., Vacaville, Calif., 95688. All arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,



Thomas Mathew Kische

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Timothy Francis Denver

Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:00 AM

Timothy (Tim) Francis Denver, 54, born in Winthrop, Mass., died from medical complications on Sept. 17, 2010, at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Tim was a Vietnam veteran, raised in Randolph and 



Tito Horacio Ortiz Sr.

Tito Horacio Ortiz Sr., 65, died on Friday, Sept. 17., He was born on Jan. 9, 1945., Services will be private., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.



Todd Rusten

Todd Rusten, who would have been 31 on June 22, 2010, was found dead the previous day in Los Gatos Creek in San Jose, Calif. He had been reported missing June 9. Foul play is not suspected.



Tom Goucher

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Vearl C. Bawden

VEARL C. BAWDEN FEB 1912 ~ SEP 2010 Vearl Bud'' Bawden, 98, of Turlock passed away at Evergreen Nursing and Rehab in Modesto on Saturday, September 25th. He was born in Nora, IL in 1912 to Alonzo and Laura Bawden. His family moved to El Monte, CA, where they owned a walnut orchard. A Naval veteran of, , he was a baker by trade, and at one time owned Bawden Pastries. He moved to Stockton in 1989, and settled in Turlock in 1994, where he was a member of Calvary Baptist. He enjoyed watching sports, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family. God, family, and helping others were his life. Bud is survived by his children, Karen Mendez of El Monte, CA, Sandy Fulton of Turlock and Steven Steiner of Reseda, CA; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by six siblings, and his wife Lillian Bawden. A visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, September 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. A private burial will be atByron Cemetery in Brentwood, CA. Please share your memories at:, www.allenmortuary.com ALLEN MORTUARY



Victor Ramirez

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Victor Gonzalez Ramirez, 63, passed away at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville on Sept. 8, 2010. He was born March 23, 1947, in Texas, to Maria Ramirez (deceased). He graduated from St. Helena High School.  



Vinall, Darin Gregory

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 1:00 AM 

Guest book for Darin Gregory Vinall. ..... 



Vincent Cody Steen

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:54 PM 

Vincent Cody Steen a lifetime Porterville resident was born in Lindsay, California to parents David and Cathy Steen. He passed away at home on January 10, 2010. He was 26. Vincent is survived by his parents David Vincent Steen and Cathy Connor,...



Vincente J. Reza

Vincente J. Reza, 22, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose.



Virginia C. Faulkner

VIRGINIA C. FAULKNER OCT 21, 1919 - SEP 23, 2010 Virginia C. Faulkner born in Lancaster, Ca. Oct 21, 1919 passed away peacefully Sept. 23, 2010. She attended Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster where she met her future husband Eldridge R. Faulkner. She married Eldridge when he was in the Air Force making her a military wife and mother who made a home for her family in 10 different places throughout the world. She had been a Cub Scout Leader, Brownie Leader, Girl Scout Leader and Blue Bird Leader. Among many fond memories her family has of her, one favorite is how she made a ice skating pond in the back yard for them in Nebraska getting up every 2 hrs to add more water. She had been a member of the Modesto Doll Club, Native Daughters of the Golden West and Novato Senior Club. Virginia was predeceased by her parents Herbert and Mildred (Jones) Clements, her sister Shirley Harris and husband Eldridge. She is survived by her brother Tom Clements, son Eldridge, daughters, Kathy Madsen (Frank) and Jeanne Cordeiro (Al), grandchildren Frank Madsen, Brad Madsen, and Carrie Battin, and great grand-daughter Sydney Madsen. A graveside service will be held Wed. Sept. 29 at 11:00 AM at Ceres Memorial Park, 1801 East Whitmore Ave. Ceres Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Adobe Creek Funeral Home, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Cheda & Lyons, Directors 707-789-9000




TASHJIAN, WALTER N. Walter N. Tashjian, 62, formerly of San Diego, passed away on September 23, 2010, at his home in Illinois. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1975 with a degree in accounting. A beloved father, he is survived by his children, Laura (Patrick) Whalen, John, Jim, Pete and Sally Tashjian. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Dorothy Tashjian and his sister Mary Tashjian. A memorial service will be held at The Lodge in Trout Valley, IL, on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sarah Tashjian College Fund.




William J. Patterson San Francisco Philanthropist and Investor, Dies at Age 48 William J. Patterson, a prominent San Francisco investor and philanthropist who led the effort to revitalize the California Academy of Sciences, died on Friday, September 24, 2010 at age 48 surrounded by his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children. The cause of death was a brain tumor. Mr. Patterson's unwavering commitment to making a difference in the world was illuminated by his community leadership, his environmentally focused philanthropy, and the building of a highly successful investment partnership. His intellectual gifts and his ability to lead others towards positive change were reflected in his active involvement with a wide variety of local and national organizations. From a young age, Mr. Patterson displayed a natural talent for leadership and excellence. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Patterson spent his childhood in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he developed his reverence for the outdoors that led to his becoming an avid sportsman and environmentalist. Mr. Patterson went on to attend Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude in 1984. In his senior year at Harvard he was Co-Captain of the Varsity Lightweight Crew and President of the A.D. Club. After graduating, he studied economics for one year at Australia National University in Canberra, Australia as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. After working for Goldman, Sachs & Co., he attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business, graduating as an Arjay Miller Scholar in 1989. Mr. Patterson was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 2004. Upon graduating Stanford, Mr. Patterson went to work with John H. Scully and William E. Oberndorf. In 1991 they founded SPO Partners & Co., which has become one of the nation's leading investment partnerships. During his tenure, Mr. Patterson helped lead a number of extremely successful investments and the firm's assets grew from a modest $40 million to over $8 billion. At the time of his death, he served as a Managing Director of SPO Partners, Chairman of the Board of Calpine Corporation and was a director of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Patterson was a former board member of the Plum Creek Timber Company, where he played an instrumental role in the repositioning and growth of that business. "Bill's extraordinary intelligence, confidence and leadership permeated SPO Partners & Co. from the first day he joined us," said John H. Scully. "His passion for excellence and hard work coupled with his warmth and core humanitarian instincts made him truly inspirational to the many he touched. He is, simply stated, irreplaceable." As Chair of the Board of Trustees of the California Academy of Sciences, Mr. Patterson led the revitalization of this nationally known institution. His leadership helped the Academy complete its $500 million capital campaign last year to build its widely praised new home in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and greatly expand its environmentally based education programs. "Bill radiated a kind of incandescent presence and an irrepressible optimism that energized all those who worked with him," said Gregory C. Farrington, the Academy's Executive Director. "At the Academy, as in all aspects of his life, he wasn't just doing a job. He was expressing a passion. It showed." As a former trustee and board president of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Mr. Patterson was keenly involved in a major capital campaign to expand and further develop this institution, which has become nationally acclaimed as a leading children's museum. Mr. Patterson also chaired the Stanford Business School Trust, served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford, and with his wife, Elizabeth, he endowed a professorship in the field of energy and the environment at Harvard College. Mr. Patterson's extensive community involvement also included serving as chair of the investment committee of the Marin Community Foundation, a committee member and supporter of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and wide ranging charitable support for numerous non-profit organizations. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and partner, who vastly touched so many with his warmth, generosity of spirit, and zest for living. Mr. Patterson was an avid runner, collected wine, kept bees, and embraced remote travel and discovery to continually learn about the world around him. In addition to his wife of 23 years, Mr. Patterson is survived by his children, William, Eleanor and Graham. He is also survived by his mother, Joan T. McNab of Aspen, Colorado, his father, Dr. William R. Patterson of Grand Junction, Colorado and his siblings Robin J. Blackwood of Bozeman, Montana and Thomas A. Patterson of Portola Valley, California. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Patterson's name to either the California Academy of Sciences or a charitable organization of their choice. For more information, please contact Krista Martin, SPO Partners & Co., 415-384-2291, krista.martin@spopartners.com.




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Walter F. Forrester

Walter Forrester, Walter F. Forrester, 85, of Barstow, passed away Sept. 12, 2010., A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, a First United Methodist Church, at 11 a.m., Arrangements provided by Mead Mortuary, 760-256-5671.



Walter J. Gengarelly

Walter J. Gengarelly, 75, of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield. September 24, 2010. The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.



Warren Julian Thompson

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Wilbert H. Bilyeu

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Willard Sparkman

WILLARD DALE SPARKMAN Born on February 18, 1932 in Mineral, Washington and passed on September 24, 2010. Resident of Murrieta, CA for the past 12 years and Temecula for 28 years. Will was an avid aviator and lover of flying. He was an aeronautical engineer (retired) by profession. He built and flew model airplanes as a hobby with close friend, Art Claessen. Willard has a Bonanza Aircraft he kept hangared at French Valley Airport and would meet his son, flying buddies and war veterans every Saturday for lunch and flying stories. The County of Riverside Board of Supervisors named the entrance to the airport "Sparkman Way" for his many contributions to the establishment and support of general aviation in our region. He served in the Navy during the



William Eugene "Bill" McKinnon

William Eugene McKinnon of Lemoore passed away in a Fresno hospital on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the age of 81. Bill was born May 20, 1929 to John and Bernadeta McKinnon in Dayton, OH. He graduated from Withrow High School in 1947 in Cincinnati, OH. After high school Bill joined the Navy. After the Navy Bill moved to Oakland where he worked for PG&E, then transferred to the credit card center of Union Oil where he worked until he retired in 1985. He worked 8 years in the navy supply center in Oakland until he moved to Lemoore and completely retired in 1991. Bill loved cross country travel aboard Amtrak. He was a deeply faithful catholic; he was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He went to Mass every Sunday that he was in town. Bill was able to celebrate the anointing of the sick., Bill is survived by his partner of 31 years, Don Siegal of Lemoore, 1 brother Charles A. McKinnon of Kettering, OH along with numerous nieces and nephews., A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, September, 28, 2010 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore with burial to follow at Lemoore Cemetery. Friends who wish can make donations in Bill's memory to St. Peter's Catholic Church Building Fund., 19 Follett St., Lemoore, CA 93245., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



William H. Hurst

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William James Bullis

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William Lincoln

Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:00 AM 

What a life! William Lincoln (Bill, Willy, Chief and W.W.) was born of Alva and Anna Marie Lincoln on April 16, 1916, and lived on their homestead ranch in Ravendale, Lassen County.  



William Myron Marxmiller

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William Peter McAndrew

May 25, 1926-September 8, 2010 Died on September 8, 2010, at the age of 84. Born to Alexander and Frances McAndrew on May 25, 1926, he was raised in Ross CA and graduated from Tamalpais High School. He served in, in the Pacific Theater with the 77th Infantry Division of the US Army including action on Okinawa and the Philippines and with the occupation troops in Japan, earning several awards including the Army Presidential Unit Citation, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon/77th Division, and the, . He graduated from, in 1950, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Elihu Club, and in 1952, married Eleanor Pischel of Ross. His professional career included Pacific Coast Industries, and Wells Fargo Bank as SVP in charge of its operations in the Far East. Upon retirement he obtained a degree in antique clock restoration from West Dean College, Chichester, England, and practiced this trade for many years. Eleanor Pischel died in 1997. In 2000 he married Sarah Blair of San Francisco and moved from Sonoma to Marin County. Board service included the Cate School in Carpenteria, California, St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, and Sonoma County District Hospital. Club memberships include the Lagunitas Club and the Inverness Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife Sarah; sister Catherine Shaw and her spouse Arthur; sons Alexander McAndrew and his spouse Carola, Peter McAndrew and his spouse Anne; four grandchildren, Rebecca McAndrew, Alexander McAndrew Kathryn McAndrew and William Peter McAndrew; two stepdaughters Lucia Webster and her spouse David and Sarah Hancock and her spouse Kyle, three step-grandchildren Charles and Owen Hancock, Jessie Webster; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration will be held at St. John's Church, Ross on Friday, October 1st at 4:00 p.m. Burial services will be private. In honor of Peter McAndrew and in gratitude to Dr. Charles Morris, charitable contributions may be made to Project Cure, 10877 E. Geddes Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112 (www.ProjectCure.org) or a charity of your choice.



William R. Walker

William R. Walker, 48, of San Jose, Calif., drowned on July 3, 2010, at Monastery Beach, Carmel, while trying to rescue two women and a child who had been swept out into the surf. 



William White

William Marvin White Resident of Redwood City In Memory Aka Bill, Billy, Whitey May 9, 1941 - Sept. 28, 2009 Bill was born in San Francisco CA, to parents LeBoyd and Dorothy White. Bill was a brother, uncle and our friend. Bill never married nor had children, so we all became his family. It was a sad day when his brother spread the news to us that Bill had succumbed to the cancer he fought so valiantly for nearly half his life. By his own choice he spent his final days at the Veterans Hospital. Bill like his father before him was a proud Marine. Then Bill you were just gone, so today on the anniversary of your taking your long last ride your friends and neighbors lovingly acknowledge that you were here, and you were special to us. Bill spent most of his years in Redwood City, where he attended grammar school, and Sequoia High School. One of the last things on his bucket list was to be a guest at the 50th reunion of the class of '59. Sadly it was not to be, but he was there in spirit. Bill loved restoring old cars, trucks, and his Harley. He loved good music and could he dance! He could keep you laughing with his antics, and make you so mad with others. Lastly, he loved the dogs he had over his lifetime that were his constant companions. He was a consummate sheet metal professional, owning and working for several shops in the area. Billy you are missed at our motorcycle rides, breakfasts, lunches and of course trying to keep your neighbors on their toes. So Bill, taking license with a song you liked," Billy, Billy, You were a friend of ours, are you walking tall, are you sitting PROUD there in heaven, have all your final wishes come true?" P.S. the plane still waits.



Williams, Damon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Wilma Cora May

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:00 AM 

Wilma May died Sept. 16, 2010, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. She was born April 30, 1923, in Graybud, Wyo. and was raised in Colorado and Nebraska. She married Leonard on March 4, 1944, and lived in Nebra



Wilma Viola Kerr

Wilma Viola Kerr, 82, of Suisun City, died on Sept. 17. She was born on March 11, 1928., Services will be private., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.



Wilmer Lacy

Wilmer Lacy, born Dec. 15, 1919, passed away Sept. 20, 2010., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Emmanuel Temple, 17288 Stoddard Wells Road in Victorville., Flowers may be sent to Emmanuel Temple. 



Wirth, Allan Louis

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Allan Louis Wirth Resident of Oakland Allan Louis Wirth, age 49, died suddenly Sunday July 4, 2010. He is survived and profoundly missed by .....



Xavier-Grappo, Matilda Dolores

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Matilda Dolores Xavier-Grappo "Tillie" September 19, 1919 - September 21, 2010 Resident of Alameda Tillie Grappo passed away peacefully in Alameda shortly after her .....



Ysidro Gurrola

YSIDRO URENO GURROLA Was a great man of God. He went to be with the Lord September 24, 2010 with his family by his side, at the age of 76. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gloria, and their five children, Rosemary, Patricia, Monica, Robert, and David, as well as 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Ysidro was born on May 15, 1934 and raised in a small modest home in Casablanca. he was one of 10 children to Cleofas and Cruz Gurrola. In 1955 Ysidro married Gloria Chavez and began a journey together in life that boasted the essence of true love. In between raising his family, he took a life long vow to serve the Lord and his people by becoming a deacon at Our Lady of perpetual Help Catholic Church for the last 25 years. He began his career at Riverside Community College and worked there for over 40 years. His life was fulfilled by quality time spent with his family, trips to his mountain cabin, and serving the local community. He is survived by his siblings, Francis, Mary, Lupe and Felix, and preceded in death by his father and mother, Cleofas and Cruz, and siblings, Jose, Josephine, Manuel, John and Jesse and grandchildren, Katrina Jimenez and Briana Gurrola. His legacy of living a life after Christ was bestowed upon his family and we are stronger because of it. In lieu of flowers the Gurrola family would encourage you to make donations to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Food Bank. The Rosary will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 9am, followed by Celebration of Life/Mass of Resurrection at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Riverside, California, 92504. Interment will follow at Olivewood Memorial Park. ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care Of: Riverside, CA. (951) 785-4071 To send online condolences and to view full obituary visit akesfamily



Yvonne Gayle Battelle

Gayle Battelle passed away on September 15, 2010, at her home in Templeton, California. She was born in Malvern, Arkansas on February 20, 1939. She married Charles Battelle III and resided in Torrance, before moving to Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. She was employed by Harbor Regional Center where she worked as a secretary. She moved to Templeton, CA in 2004. She enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas, cruises, and mountain trips to see the snow. She loved watching her grandsons race dirt bikes and her granddaughters cheer and dance. Gayle also loved the holidays! Christmas being a favorite, her home was always decorated to the fullest. She is survived by her husband, Charles Battelle III; daughter, Terry Orr and son-in-law, Bob Orr of Templeton, CA; her son, Tom Battelle and daughter-in-law, Sharon Battelle of Lomita, CA; five grandchildren, Michael, Brittney, Brandon, Tommy and Lucy; brother, Carl Bailey of Rolling Hills Estates; niece, Mary Gerace of Beaumont, TX; nephew, Ricky Bailey of Arkansas; great niece and nephew, Hannah and Garrett Gerace. Gayle is now peacefully resting at Green Hills Cemetery. Her memory will continue to live in our hearts. We will forever love her.



Ziegenmeyer, Alan "Buster"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:00 AM 

Alan "Buster" Ziegenmeyer VALLEY CENTER -- Alan Ziegenmeyer passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in his home at the age of 84 years .....



deSnayer, Leendert "Leen"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 2:00 AM

Dairyman Leen de Snayer, 50, died Thursday, September 16th in a tragic car accident. He is remembered by his family and friends as a .....