FLORES, ALVARO Alvaro Flores, 67, passed away on September 15, 2010. He was a longtime resident of San Diego. He was born in Puerto Rico on June 17, 1943. He served 20 years in the, and following this military service, he was employed by the city of San Diego for 20 years. Al is survived by his loving wife Florence of 47 years, son Rene; daughter Yvonne Singh, and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his son Alvaro Jr. A memorial service will be at Funeraria del Angel Humphrey Mortuary at 753 Broadway, Chula Vista 91910, at 10 a.m. on October 6, 2010, with interment service to follow at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetry at 10 a.m. on October 7, 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Center, 3702 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.
SERRANO, AMELIA ORDAZ Born February 11, 1932 in Phoenix, AZ. Departed September 27, 2010 in Spring Valley, CA. Graduated from Phoenix Union High School. Moved to San Diego, California in 1954. Worked for Security Pacific National Bank for 30+ years. Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt and Great-Grandmother. Survivors: Husband Joe E. Serrano and sister Rachel Perez of Phoenix, AZ. Children: Catherine S. Ortega, Victor and wife Sandra L. Gonzales, Maxine T. Vargas, Emilia Serrano, Martha Amador. Grandchildren: Richard A. Ortega, Dyanna R. Ortega, Adriana A. Gonzales, Marco A. Gonzales, Mario E. Gonzales, Victoria M. Gonzales, Raya J. Serrano-Kimball. Joe J. & wife Christine Vasquez, Jesse M.Vasquez, Michael Klepper, Michele Klepper. Great-grand-child: Alek J. Hooker. Amelia loved to crochet blankets as gifts to friends, family and newborns. She was an avid collector of American Indian art and elephant figurines. Every day with her family was a special day for her as they brought laughter and joy to her and her husband. We are at a loss without you, Nana. Our lives have forever been changed. The love you gave us all will be with us forever as you will always be in our hearts. The Serrano Family thanks Sharp Hospice Care for their support and care in our time of need. A Viewing will be held at Greenwood Mortuary Garden Chapel Wednesday, October 6, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 12 noon at Greenwood Mortuary Garden Chapel, following interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, 4300 Imperial Ave., San Diego CA 92113, (619) 264-3131.
ABENAGO ROBERT VALDIVIESO OCT 1, 1926 - SEP 28, 2010 Robert peacefully passed away on September 28th surrounded by his family in Modesto, CA. He was 83 years old, born in Dawson, New Mexico. Robert a veteran of, served in the, for 18 years. A loving husband, who is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rosie Valdivieso, of Modesto, CA. He was also a wonderful father of 9 children, an amazing grandfather of 32 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Robert was loved by his family, friends and his church. His strong will and love for Jesus guided him throughout his life and delivered him into the Lord's arms. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 5th from 9 to 11am at Family Christian Center 1901 W. Rumble Road, Modesto, CA 95350. Funeral Services and Reception immediately following. Robert's final resting place will be at The San Joaquin National Cemetery on Wednesday, October 6th. Guest book available at:, www.lakewoodhughson.com
Alaina Marie Stockdill, our little girl - spirited, fun-loving, smart, witty, creative, generous, and loving - has died. She was eight years old., Alaina was born May 22, 2002 in Ventura, and was in the third grade at Elmhurst Elementary School. She was best friends with Angel D., and "clear" was her favorite color. She passed away Sept. 20, 2010., Alaina loved to write and was the author of the book, "The Marvelous Alaina," which she gave as a gift to her grandfather, Michael J. Stockdill. In the book, Alaina noted that she could always be found doing yoga with her grandfather, and that the best thing about her was that, "she loves her family.", While Alaina delighted in writing, she didn't much care for math. Even so, she had great enthusiasm for school and wanted to become a teacher so she could help kids - mainly, in her words, to do, "more writing and less math." Alaina was also a photographer and videographer., Her uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles, and her grandpa and great-grandparents were among her favorite subjects. Alaina was at home in front of the camera, too; she loved being in the spotlight. Alaina was a big fan of receiving presents and was also generous in her giving. Every time she would see her grandpa she would say, "Grandpa, I have a gift for you." Some of her favorite gifts to give and receive were shiny jewels and sparkly trinkets. She would often give away her most cherished treasures and then, invariably, ask to borrow them back for, "just a little while," to soak up their fun and beauty, before surrendering them once again., Perhaps the greatest gift Alaina brought to us all was her exuberant love of life. As her grandpa, Michael, says, her way of living exclaimed, "Live! Right now! Live! Live! Live!" With this powerful enthusiasm she could transform a lazy Sunday into a flurry of fun by making up a game that engaged everyone. She wouldn't need to insist that everybody participate, but just go about involving them by assigning each person a role to play., Alaina was and is deeply loved by her family and we miss her in ways that are beyond description. She was also loved by her teachers, neighbors, and friends. We, her family, are all profoundly grateful for the outpouring of kindness and support from all of you - our friends, extended family members, and members of the community we haven't even met yet., Your heartfelt words of comfort, generous donations of time and professional services, and financial contributions in memory of Alaina are all received with the deepest gratitude., Alaina is survived by her mother, Blair Marie Stockdill; father, Kirk Matthew Ortega; grandfather, Michael J. Stockdill; grandmother, Kimberly Stockdill (Pekarek); uncles, Michael Stockdill Jr. and Matthew Stockdill, all of Ventura; great-grandparents, John L. and Ann L. Stockdill, of Santa Paula, and Pat DeSpain, of Wylie, Texas; great-aunts, Bonnie (Marvin "Mogie") Maruquin and Jenny Benjamin, of Ventura, Liz Stockdill, of Santa Barbara, Maria L. (Steve) Lopez, of Ventura, Cathryn Z. Kennedi, of Santa Monica, and Kristen Gilbert, of Wylie; great-uncles, John E. Stockdill, Stephen G. Stockdill, Chris (Teri) Stockdill, of Ventura, David Stockdill, of Santa Paula, Bill Pekarek, of Ventura, and Greg, Jerry, and Scott Pekarek, of Wylie; first cousins, once removed, Ben (Erin) Maruquin, Monica Gutierrez, Joel, Rachel, and Joshua Benjamin, Sean and Corey Lopez, and Paul and Claire Stockdill, all of Ventura; and second cousins, Dylan and Jack Gutierrez, and Campbell Maruquin, all of Ventura. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Gerald Pekarek., A rosary for Alaina will take place 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Sacred Heart Church, 10800 Henderson Rd., Ventura. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, also at Sacred Heart. A memorial fund for Alaina has been set up by Elmhurst School; contributions may be made in her name at any Wells Fargo Bank. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
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AYOOB, Alice Born July 26, 1920 in Haifa, Palestine and fell asleep in the Lord September 30, 2010 in Toluca Lake, CA. Beloved wife of the late Fred Ayoob; Loving mother of Richard (Joyce), Donald (Dru) and John (Laurel); proud grandmother of Paul, Elizabeth, Steven, Hart, Michael, Dana and Kari Ayoob.; cherished sister of Olga Zawaneh, Hana Kayaleh, and George (Frieda) Ayoub; sister-in-law of Louba Ayoub. Trisagion, 7:30 PM Monday, October 4, 2010 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, 2300 W. Third St., LA, 90057. Graveside, 1:15 PM, Tuesday, October 5, 2010, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, 90068. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in her honor to , Attention: Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Please sign online guestbook at www.callanancares.com Callanan & Woods Scovern Mortuary, (818) 242-0258
In Memory of our Beloved Mother, "Nana", Sister, Aunt and Friend. Alice went peacefully to be with our Lord in Heaven on September 25, 2010. She was born in Harbor City on April 12, 1940 to Rudolph and Juana Martinez, whom are already in heaven, along with her sons, Jesse and Julio; grandchildren, Alicia, Veronica and Albert, awaiting her arrival with open arms. She made her home in Harbor City, and had many friends which she met while working at the Wilmington Jaycee's Senior Citizen group. She is survived by her daughter, Isabel Luna; son, Edward (Pilar) Avalos II; partner, Jose Luis Flores; sisters, Ramona Ojeda and Ilaria Garcia; brothers, Rudy and Regino Martinez; grandchildren, Eduardo III, Rudy, Lydia, Christina, Celena, Orlando, Analyssa, Juanita, Natalie, Jesse Jr., Corina, Desiree, Ashely, Ruthie, and 11 great grandchildren and 1 on the way. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm at Gamby Mortuary, 25001 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA. Funeral Mass will be held on October 6, 2010 at 10:00am at St. Margaret Mary's Church also in Lomita, CA. Private burial at a later date. Alice will always be forever in our hearts and memories. We love and miss you. Rest in peace until we're together again. Please sign the guest book at
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.
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Passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Minnesota, Bertha was 93 when she died. Bertha was a member of Journey of Faith Church in Manhattan Beach and her Memorial Service will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. Please sign the guest book at
A fourth generation northern Californian, Beth's battle against leukemia ended on September 26, 2010. She died peacefully at home. In 1943, Beth was born in Sacramento. She graduated from McClatchy High in 1961, and was co-editor of the school newspaper. Beth's life long fondness for literature was sparked by an early passion for authors such as Jack London. Opting to help care for four younger siblings, Beth moved with the family to San Francisco in 1964. In San Francisco, Beth's path crossed many scenes: the Beats, Neal Cassady being one friend; Diggers; Hippies; activists, and Kesey's Pranksters. Beth's social consciousness led to her arrest in a 1964 Civil Rights Sit-In protesting Oakland Tribune's racial policy. In 1966, Beth married Douglas Hodgman, a Kalamazoo native, and had two children. Three years later they divorced, which led Beth to a fierce test of endurance as a single mother raising two children without paternal support. In the late 1970s Beth moved to Ukiah with the kids. She attended Mendocino College, and in 1980 received Mendocino Community College's E.O.P.S. scholarship to UC Davis, where she earned a Bachelor's of English. She was always generous and open minded, qualities she learned from her mother Charlotte. When her kids became active in the punk rock scene, she fed and housed touring bands. Later when her son Brian Zero formed his own Santa Rosa based band Siren, she attended their shows at Petaluma's Phoenix Theatre, sometimes joining the band making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the audience. To those who love Beth, she'll be remembered as someone with a talent for gardening, a love of bicycling, a sharp intelligence, and the ability to always find the right words to comfort someone in need. She is survived by daughter Miriam, son Brian Zero; sisters Barbara Young-Mebane (husband David), Every Day (OR), brothers Andy Young (wife Julie) and Steve Young. She is also remembered fondly by her friends at Burbank Heights, Sebastopol. The family urges that in Beth's honor donations be made to one of the following organizations: Memorial Hospice, The Ceres Project, or the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB). A private memorial is pending.
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65, of Marysville, passed away September 14, 2010. She left behind two sons: Steven & Darrell & grandson, Reece. She will be greatly missed and loved by many. Services will be at 10am on Oct. 8 at the Salvation Army Church, 401 Del Norte Ave., YC. Family is accepting donations at Sierra Central, Marysville, under Bonnie Worthington. Send Condolences to
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.,
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Carl Oluf Patrick Swendsen A Gentleman and a Scholar On June 30, 1924, Carl was the first baby born in the new Providence Hospital in Everett , Washington. He was from a family of six, and is survived by two sisters, Ellen Johnson and Joanne Swendsen, and his sister-in-law, Joan Swendsen. Their Dad, Alf Swendsen, was a Naval Lieutenant and ship's captain. Carl attended Star of the Sea Elementary School, and St. Ignatius High School. He joined the Navy in 1942, was a signalman, and on one occasion saved his ship from friendly fire when he was able to convince a challenging US destroyer that they were on the same side, but that his ship had not received the daily identifying code. Two of his first grade friends, Ken Ross and Normand Black, got together decades later and wrote their memoirs of the war in a book entitled, We Didn't Know We Were Heroes. After the war, Carl attended the University of San Francisco. When he first saw his beloved Patricia at a USF/ Lone Mountain dance, he announced to a friend, "I am going to marry that girl." Over sixty one years later, they have raised eight children and shown them the meaning of love and faithfulness. Their children and their wonderful spouses are Mark (Marlene), Hillary (Ron Kane), Paul (Joelle), Neil (Takako), Monica (Larry McCabe), Jennifer (Ken Abbey), John (Carol), and Joel (Pascale). Carl and Pat have 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Carl received his teaching credential and taught for 33 years. After retiring, Carl volunteered as a docent at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, read the news on the Radio for the Blind, and even had some small parts in television commercials and a movie. He also served on the San Francisco Grand Jury. For almost 20 years he and Pat enjoyed Fromm Institute for Life Long Learning at USF. During much of this time, Carl served early morning Mass at St. Ignatius for his friend and classmate, Rev. John LoSchiavo, SJ, now Chancellor. Riding on the MUNI bus to USF every morning, he never failed to doff his cap as he passed 9th Avenue, where he last was with his beloved mother who died when he was 11 years old. Carl loved the ocean and ships, and traveled extensively. He was never without a book, and would tell his children that his mind was full of all kinds of information that would never get him out of college, but was quite entertaining at a dinner party. He also loved doing cross word puzzles, in ink, but was not above looking up the answers in the paper. While teaching at Luther Burbank School, he had a favorite chair in the teacher's lounge which was known as "Carl's Chair." When a young substitute teacher unknowingly occupied the chair at a break, Carl solved the dilemma by whispering in her ear that this particular chair was reserved for faculty with hemorrhoids. His children will remember him reading aloud to them in his wonderful voice, boasting of his children to strangers, and never needing a map to get lost on family trips. He always told them that when he died he wanted to be buried in the backyard in a potato sack, and that the kids should spend the rest on ice cream. For years, he kept only a dollar in his wallet, in case he needed to make a phone call. All Carl's life he was a faithful, moral, gentle man, exhibiting humor, patience and love. He was never driven by ambition or material gain. Carl, dear, you are missed already. Just remember him in your prayers as he would you. Thank you to Kaiser and Kaiser Hospice for a safe journey home. Please join the Swendsen family for a vigil at the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy and O'Hara, 10th and Geary, on Tuesday October 5th, 4:00-6:00pm, and for the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 6th, St. Monica's Church, 23rd and Geary, followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. McAvoy-O'Hara Co. (415) 668-0077
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Beloved Mother, Ganny, and Nannie 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 past 1 1/2 years. Her grandson, Frederick William Parker "Bubba" and great grandson Dustin Randall Hoffman were already waiting for her in heaven. She is survived by her four daughters: Robin Rhoton and husband Eddie of Jacksonville, NC; June Hamilton and husband Kevin of Texarkana, AR; Ann Tussey and husband Dennis of Santa Rosa, CA and Joann Hunt and husband James of Hope, AR. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Lisa, Timothy, Kristi, Paul, Summer, Megan, Jessica, and Brandon; and four great-grandchildren: Tara, Rebecca, Madison, and Austin. Mama loved to go pier fishing in North Carolina with her "fishing buddy" Eddie. Actually, she liked to fish just about anywhere as long as there were no snakes. In addition, she just loved working outside in her rose and vegetable gardens. She also loved helping Dennis in the vineyard. 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 most were "her girls", as she referred to them 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
Carolyn Louise Arcino of Lemoore passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 at her home at the age of 63 years., Carolyn was born is Sanger and had lived in this area for the past 20 years. Carolyn was retired as a supervisor for Cigna. She was awarded the Lion's International Melvin Jones Award in 2010, Lemoore Citizen of the Year Award for 2002, Lemoore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year for 2010, Lion's International Humanitarian Award for 1996, 1997 and 1998 and the Chamber of Commerce City of Lemoore Volunteer of the Year for 2010. Carolyn is well liked, admired, respected and loved by her family, relatives, friends and fellow Lions., Carolyn is survived by her husband, Rey Arcino of Lemoore; children, Candy Bowles and spouse Michael of Madera, Ron Arcino/Tammy of Lemoore, Gina Arcino/Dr. Jeff Garcia of Lemoore, Vicky Starr of Lemoore, Nico Arcino and spouse Julie of San Francisco, Michael Arcino and spouse Annette of Clovis; grandchildren, Crystal Smart and spouse Russell of Alabama, Ron Michael Arcino of Lemoore, Nicole Bowles of Madera, Justin Bowles of Madera, Nicolas Arcino of Clovis, Joaquin Arcino of San Francisco; great-grandchildren, Peyton Smart of Alabama, Jace Rey-Michael Huckabay of Madera and Dustin Smart of Alabama. Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Santiago Montero of Pangasinan, Philippines, her mother; Lois Mexia of Kansas City, Kansas and her stepfather, Pete Mexia of Hawaii., A memorial service will be held Saturday October 2nd at noon at South Valley Community Church, 1050 West Bush Street in Lemoore., Friends who wish may contribute to the Lemoore Lions Administrative Fund, P.O. Box 292, Lemoore, CA 93245., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
Cass was one of my favorite brothers. He was my inspiration to start singing. He made me laugh occasionally and he had the best sprit anyone could ever have. I remember how he wouldn't eat meat and could never hurt a fly. He was always as skinny as me, surprisingly, and he always would have a joke or a story to tell. Cass spoke his thoughts through his songs which I used to love to hear, he loved me and everyone. He even sang to the homeless. He made me so much more than I am. I still am so sad that he is gone, but I remember he once told me if he ever died not to cry, but to have a good time, because he wanted everyone to remember him with happy thoughts. I will miss him and his soul being with me. But I know he is stuck in my heart and in my memories even if he doesn't want to be there, he is. I love him and he will be missed., Destiny his little sister., Cassinova Migual Jackson, June 3, 1987 -, September 22, 2010, He is survived by: his mother, Albertine Starr Lee. His brothers, Lorrd Christopher Lee, Marco Lee, Dominic Lee, Prentis Jackson III. His Sisters, Destiny Joy Rios, Princess Anastajia Rios, and Angel Lee. His family and all of his friends., There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford. Burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.
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"Jack" Jackson passed away July 29, 2010 from Parkinsons. Born January 19, 1923, in Oakland and graduating from Turlock High School in 1941. He worked in the Richmond Shipyards and as a Merchant Marine from 1943 to 1946. A UC Berkeley Graduate, Go Bears. Married for 51 years to Margaret Helen Claar ("Peggy") until her death in 2002. An Amateur Radio operator, call sign W6KNO. Member of ARRL, MARC, EBARC, SCRA and Cal Fire's VIP Program. Founder of the Red Oak Victory Amateur Radio Club. A member of Delta Phi Epsilon, the Professional Foreign Service Fraternity (Epsilon Chapter, 1947). A volunteer at KPFA radio, also an early board member of the Berkeley Co-op. He worked for Stauffer Chemical Co. in the 1950's, and later became a Real Property appraiser with the Assessor's Office County of Sonoma. A Kensington resident for 50 years, he was a strong supporter and occasional board member of PFLAG. A volunteer for the SS Red Oak Victory. For a complete history of Jack please go to website:, . He is mourned by his family: daughter, Martha, of Richmond; son, David, wife Becky, of Santa Rosa, their sons, Daniel and Brian; son, Peter, his partner Eric Raptosh, of Venice Beach; son, Michael, wife Monique Lanoix, of Montreal; and many cousins, friends, and shipmates. A celebration of his life will be held on board the Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6A, Richmond, CA, on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. No flowers please. Donations to SS Red Oak Victory c/o Richmond Museum of History, P.O. Box 1267, Richmond, CA 94802 or PFLAG, 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 660, Washington, D.C. 20036
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Cirilo Gomez Hernandez of Lemoore passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 in a Hanford care facility at the age of 87 years., Cirilo was born in Mexico and had lived in this area for the past 40 years. He was a retired farm worker., Cirilo is survived by a stepdaughter, Linda Quair-Wheeler of Lemoore; 2 stepsons, Rudy Quair and Faustino Quair both of Lemoore; 32 step-grandchildren; 36 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Visitation will be Thursday from 9-10 a.m., at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Tachi Yokut Cemetery on Santa Rosa Rancheria in Lemoore., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
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Oct. 21, 1924 - Sept. 20, 2010 Don is survived by his two sons, Gary, who is married to Joannie, and Bradley. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Lela and Carl Hickman. He attended Fremont High School, in Los Angeles and joined the
DOROTHY JOAN TOMAO A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FEB 4, 1925 - JUN 17, 2010 Our dear mother passed away this past June. She was born in Somerset, England and came to Modesto, California as a ''war bride'' in 1946. She is survived by her 5 children, Diane (John) Lanphear, Rod (Sandy) Solano, Allyson (Elmore) Stovall, Brian (Betty) Tomao, and Cynthia (Eugene) Miller. Grandma Joan also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly and was so proud of. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, 10/10/2010 at the The Seasons'' on McHenry Avenue in Modesto, time 12:30 p.m. Close friends are welcome to join the family in remembering this lovely lady, so friendly and so funny with her English humor.
Dr. Barry H. Baum D.D.S., died September 29, 2010 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born June 29, 1942 in Patterson, NJ. Graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1969. After serving in the United States Air Force, Dr. Baum moved to Santa Rosa, CA with his wife LuAnn in 1972. He opened a dental practice in 1973 where he was loved and respected by his loyal patients. After his retirement from dentistry in 2002, he turned his energy to his own real estate business while also tending to his lifetime love of antique cars and his California-born love of wine and beer making. His enthusiasm for business, fishing, skiing, Santa Rosa, the island of Molokai, travel, and reading attracted devoted friends whom he cherished. His family and his Jewish faith and heritage were paramount throughout his life. Preceded in death by his brother Henry, Dr. Baum is survived by LuAnn; brother Richard, sister-in-law Barbara; sons Joshua and Taylor, daughter Allison, son-in-law Michael; and grandchildren Alyssa, Kyrah, and Ezra. Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, October 3rd at Congregation Shomrei Torah. Memorials may be made to Shomrei Torah or to the, . DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE. 525-3730
Dr. Teddy Roosevelt Fredericks, 83, long time physician in Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage area, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Thomasville, Ga. from complications following surgery. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Hope Lutheran Church on Portola Drive in Palm Desert. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Teddy Fredericks was born May 17, 1927, the first of four boys in Buffalo Center, Iowa to Lois and Ted Fredericks. His family owned and operated a small grocery store there. After only one year of undergraduate work at Iowa City University, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. in 1946. Finishing his undergraduate degree he married Dolores Honsey of Lake Mills, Iowa in 1949. After starting medical school in Des Monies, Iowa their daughter, Deborah, was born. Dr. Fredericks practiced as a general practitioner in Thompson, Iowa for four years and had a son, Craig while living there. His love for California drew him there where he resided and practiced medicine in Barstow, Calif. for 20 years and was a member of Apple Valley Country Club. Eventually, Teddy and Dolores moved to Indian Wells practicing medicine in the desert until his death, September 18, 2010. Teddy's passion for the game of golf has been transmitted to his children and grandchildren. He was a member of many country clubs in the desert, Thunderbird, Indian Wells, PGA West, and Sunrise. Teddy and Dolores enjoyed a home in the desert and a beach condo in Coronado. Dr. Fredericks is survived by his wife, Dolores Fredericks; his children, Deborah Hazelton; son-in-law, Michael Hazelton and Dr. Craig Fredericks. His grandchildren were the joy of his life, Ryan Hazelton and wife, Crystal Hazelton, Jennifer Hazelton and her fiancé, Vlad Gordievsky and Haleigh Fredericks as well as his great-granddaughter, Abigail Louise Hazelton. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Gene, Ronnie, and Jack Fredericks. Teddy Fredericks was a devoted husband, and a loving father and grandfather. Many patients and friends depended on his advice and consul. He will be missed and remembered for his dedication to his patients and family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the college scholarship fund through the California Foundation for Gifted Education. Send donations to: CFGE, 18627 Brookhurst #555, Fountain Valley, California 92708 or www.cfge.org.
Earl Edward Brockmann, devoted father and grandfather, died peacefully on Sept. 13, 2010 in Santa Cruz, Calif., due to complications from renal failure. He was 86. Earl was born Oct. 20, 1923 in Long Beach, Calif., the older of two sons to Earl Sr. and Ruby Brockmann., Earl was in the U.S. Navy stationed at Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle when he met his future wife. He had talked three of his shipmates into trying ice skating when he got acquainted with this really "neat girl." She loved to ice skate, and it wasn't long before they were spending all their time together. Earl married Shirley Tester on April 5, 1944 and had a grand, loving and happy marriage for 58 years., After a year's duty on land, Earl was transferred to Tacoma, Wash., for sea duty on the newly-christened USS Gilbert Islands. The aircraft carrier saw combat during World War II and was decommissioned and mothballed at Norfolk, Va. Earl served his remaining three years of service at the Norfolk Naval Station before receiving an honorable discharge in 1948., During WWII, a wartime directive declared that businesses were obligated to rehire employees who were serving in the military. Earl returned to Douglas Aircraft in 1949, restarting as a riveter before advancing to management. He retired from McDonnell Douglas on June 30, 1980 after completing 33 years of service., Earl and his wife Shirley loved to travel worldwide, making stops in Ireland, Scandinavia, England, Russia, China, Australia and New Zealand over the years. He also enjoyed traveling in his RV for outings along the California coastline. One of his favorite pastimes was surf fishing. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. In 1990, Earl moved to Ventura from Lakewood, Calif., Following the passing of his wife, Earl resided at Aegis of Ventura and Cypress Place Assisted Living. In February of 2010, Earl moved to Sunshine Villa Assisted Living in Santa Cruz to be closer to his son., Earl is survived by his son, Dave Brockmann and wife Doll of Santa Cruz; brother, Bill Brockmann and his wife Barbara of Huntington Beach; granddaughter, Heidi Brockmann of Lexington, Mass.; grandsons, Gerald Dodson of San Diego and Sean Dodson of Downey., He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, in 2002; his daughter, Kathleen, in 1990; and his parents, Earl Sr. and Ruby Brockmann., A private family service will be held at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura., The family would like to express its deep appreciation to Hospice of Santa Cruz County and to the caregivers of Florence Kuo of Scotts Valley, Calif., The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Earl's name to Hospice of Santa Cruz County, 940 Disc Dr., Scotts Valley, CA 95066., Arrangements are under the direction of Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz.
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Dr. Charles Albert Earlye Former Resident of Oakland May he rest in peace Dr. Charles Albert Earlye, a 50 year resident of the Bay .....
Edith Joan Jennings McAleney Tanner, born Sept. 16, 1917, died Sept. 24, 2010., She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Ed McAleney; and her second husband, Ralph Tanner. She is survived by her two wonderful sons, James and Patrick, who are married to two terrific gals, Janet and Rebecca, respectively. She is also survived by grandchildren, Karen Montgomery and Brian McAleney, and Karen's husband, Aaron, and their newborn son, Mason. She has six nieces and nephews, six stepchildren and numerous step-grandchildren., Edith was born in Spokane, Wash., and reared with two siblings, a brother and a sister. She graduated from Stanford University in 1939 and then went on to work during World War II at Standard Oil Company in San Francisco, where she met her first husband, James Edward McAleney. They were wed in December 1946 and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years. She and Ed retired to Florence, Ore., in the late 1970s. After Ed died, she married her lifelong friend, Ralph Tanner, a retired physician in Palo Alto, Calif. Edith was an active member of Saint Simon's parish in Los Altos, and past president of both the Palo Alto Women's Auxiliary and El Camino Hospital Auxiliary., She was a redhead in every sense of the word. She loved a good game of both bridge and poker, hated the color purple, and was never, ever afraid to speak her mind. She loved a good party (especially a potluck) and her motto was, "It's 5:30 somewhere.", During the retirement years on the Oregon Coast, her home was always filled with people. She was always ready to travel, especially to Hawaii. As a widow woman in her 80s, Edith and her caregiver, Theresa Gray, became the Wild Women of Woahink, traveling from Ventura to Florence regularly and being seen in numerous casinos in between., We are grateful for the care Theresa gave Mom during those years. Her last two years were spent at Carol House in Ventura, where she was lovingly cared for and attended to by the owner, Bill, his staff of caregivers, and the staff of Assisted Home Hospice. She will always remain one-of-a-kind to those who knew and loved her. Rest peacefully, Dear Mother., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Edward Patrick Andrada, 59, of Lemoore, California passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Lemoore following a brief but bravely fought battle with cancer., Ed was born in Artesia, California on April 4, 1951 to Edward and Frances Andrada. He graduated from Riverdale High School in 1969. From 1970 to 1974, Ed served in the, , stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. He married Christine Ann Bertao in Lemoore, California on July 16, 1971 at St. Peter's Catholic Church and celebrated 39 years of marriage. Ed was of Catholic faith. For 26 years Ed worked at NAS Lemoore in the supervisory department as a Transportation Specialist. Ed and Christine enjoyed coaching soccer when their son, Jason was small. He was a member of the Lemoore Trinity Association. Ed enjoyed going to the gym, going on cruises and loved working in his yard. He was a die-hard Oakland Raider fan., He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Frances, his sister, Margaret Ann Martin and brother, Gary Andrada., He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Christine of Lemoore, CA; his son, Jason Andrada of Lemoore, CA; his mother-in-law, Alice Bertao of Lemoore, CA; aunt and uncle, Vi and Jim Taylor of Hanford, CA; a niece, Carla Martin of Woodlake, CA; two nephews, Michael Martin of Woodlake, CA and Rondee Martin of Fresno, CA; sister-in-law, Susan Bertao of Lemoore, CA; brothers-in-law, Joey Bertao and Dwayne Bertao, both of Hanford, CA; several godchildren, numerous aunts, cousins, many friends and pets, Cocoa and Madonna., Ed will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him., Celebration of Life Services will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Laton, 20855 Fatima Blvd in Laton, CA., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Episcopal Church of the Savior Soup Kitchen, 519 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230, Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
Edwin "Joey" Joseph Hagg was born on September 26, 1977 and passed away September 19, 2010. He served in the
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Elizabeth King Walsh 1919 - 2010 In loving memory of Elizabeth "Betty" Walsh who passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on August 27, 2010 at home in Alameda, California. Betty was born at home on July 31st, 1919 in Clarksville, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Gorman B. King and Orpha (Kitty) Wilson King, both of families with long roots in Johnson County, Arkansas. In 1941, she graduated from the University of Arkansas and moved to Washington D.C. to work for the FBI, followed by her enlistment in the, . Shortly after arriving in Washington, she met her future husband, Stanley Walsh. He was the love of her life and together they shared nearly 60 years of marriage. They moved to California in 1946 and lived in San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma, where they excellently raised their five children and rejoiced in their many grandchildren and great grandchildren. They lived long and well, enjoying family road trips back home to Arkansas and through the National Parks, to share with their children a love of country and kin. Betty took pleasure from travel, swing music and dance, Razorback football, word puzzles, bridge and reading of all sorts but especially mysteries. She was a highly intelligent, respected and gracious woman. Betty will be deeply missed by her family, her five children and their spouses, Tom (and Ann), Pam (and Erni), Genie (and Frank), Jim (and Arlene), Molly (and Michael) and her many grand and great grandchildren. Her family is grateful for the kindness and care that Betty received from Odyssey Hospice. Services will be private.
Enge Margarete Schoellhorn, 86, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Sept. 26., Private family services will be held., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
Eugene Owen Aday went to a better place on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Los Robles Regional Medical Center, Thousand Oaks, at age 76, surrounded by family and friends for the passing into the beginning of his life., Born on Feb. 21, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, by Owen and Mildred Aday, he would be the second of nine children. Eugene joined the United States Navy in 1951 aboard the U.S.S. Hector and participated in the Korean War. He completed service in 1955 with U.S. Naval Reserve till 1959. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the United Auto Workers, as well as the National Rifle Association., Although he had many hobbies, his favorite was fishing anywhere, anytime. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing practical jokes on family and friends alike. In his spare time off from his job, he made sure that there was some form of fun going on, be it camping in the desert or mountains, finding sea life at the tide pools, or dancing with his wife., Survived by his wife, Madylene, of 53 years marriage; daughters, Debra, Darlene and husband Terry, Madylene and husband Will; his grandchildren, Candace and husband Jesse, Karlie, Benjamin, Justin, Gabrielle, Chrissy, Jacob; and great-grandchildren, Tyson and soon to be Jace., A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held today, Friday, Oct. 1, at Riverside National Cemetery at 12 noon. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation, our family helping yours, 581-3800.
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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
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In Loving Memory Freeman E. Federick April 11, 1954 - Sept 29, 2010 Resident of Oakland Friends and family are invited to a memorial .....
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.
FLORA IVA FRANKLIN JUL 25, 1933 - SEP 27, 2010 Flora Iva Franklin passed away on September 27, 2010 in Modesto, California. Flora - also known as Iva - was one of the kind and gentle people of the world and was loved by many. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her mother Thelma Franklin, daughter Martha Graham, grandchildren, Jefferson Phillips, Isreal Soto, Kelly Soto, Crystal Blackhurst and 10 great-grandchildren. Flora was preceded in death by her beloved children, Nancy Phillips and David Graham, her father John N. Franklin, her brother John H. Franklin,and former husbands, Donald Graham and Lester Williams. Viewing will be on Monday, October 4, 2010 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Franklin & Downs Ceres Chapel, 2561 5th St and Magnolia in Ceres, Ca. Services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, 7200 Locust, Hughson, Ca.
Francisco Javier Hernandez, 39, of Fairfield, died on Monday, Sept. 27., He was born on Dec. 20, 1970., A visitation will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. at Templo La Hermosa, 721 Wesley Ave., Vacaville, followed by a graveside service at Rockville Cemetery, Fairfield., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
Longtime Solano County resident Fred Boes Jr., 93, passed away on Sept. 23 at home surrounded by family, following a brief illness., He leaves his wife of 67 years, Florence (Leardini) Boes; daughters, Patricia (Allen) Parenteau and Pam Boes; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jeremy) Moseley, Kristen (Claudiu) Cioloca, Karin (Justin) Pacheco and Kent Boes; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous relatives., He was born and raised in San Francisco, the son of Fred and Helene (Buchholz) Boes., He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Fred Boes; and five brothers and sisters., In 1942, while working at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, he met his wife. He was later an accountant for 40 years, retiring after 25 years with Sheldon Oil Company., He was an avid sportsman, playing baseball for many years. He was a longtime golfer, bowler and camper/fisherman. He was also a "Golden Gloves" boxer., A prayer service will be held today at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Father Ruel Mesa will be officiating., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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A Celebration of Life honoring Gary Lee Crawford, 66, beloved husband, Dad, son, brother, uncle. Grandpa and "Pa" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville., Gary passed away at home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 29. By his side was his wife of 46 years, Gayle. He was born on Dec. 31, 1943, in Redlands, Calif., to William and Beatrice., He learned his strong work ethic growing up on his family's ranch in Modesto, Calif. During this time he met the love of his life at the tender age of 17. He went on to become a self-taught licensed land surveyor, applying his knowledge and love of the profession with Stanislaus County, Army Corps of Engineers, Phillippi Engineering and Solano County, from which he retired in 2004. At that time, he was the deputy county surveyor., Retirement didn't mean he slowed down. More time was spent with his family and working on a variety of projects he had always been planning to do. The last project he poured his heart into was the sanctuary renovation of Community Presbyterian Church. Gary was deeply involved with this project. At the time we celebrate his life, this project will be ongoing. He is sure to be in our midst as we gather on this day., Gary is survived by his mother, Beatrice; wife, Gayle; brothers, Dale (Linda) and Harold (Rosanne); daughters, Missy (Jeff) and Jenny; grandchildren, Debbie, Dean, Emma and Nate; and many more loving family and friends., We are so thankful for the loving support of so many family and friends during Gary's brief battle with melanoma. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gary's name to the Community Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Renovation Fund 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville, CA 95688., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
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Our beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Sept. 21 in Chandler, Ariz., Georg'Ann was best known by the residents of Thousand Oaks for her Conejo Welcoming Service. She welcomed newcomers to the area for over 25 years. She was a volunteer at Los Robles Regional Medical Center. Georg'Ann is survived by her three sons, Nelson, Chris and Kent, daughter, Gigi and their families. She will be fondly remembered for her enthusiasm for life and her love of family., Mommy Moo Moo we are all going to miss you.
George (Mickey), Mason, 8/25/1928 - 9/18/2010, George (Mickey) Mason passed away in Lincoln, California surrounded by his loving family at his bedside on Saturday September 18, 2010 at the age of 82., Born in Chico, California on August 25, 1928 to John Thomas and Gladys Mason, he was a 77 year resident of Auburn., He attended Edgewood School, a one room school, grades 1-8 located on Mt. Vernon Road in the Edgewood district of Auburn. He also attended Lincoln Way, Alta Vista grade school and Placer High School., After graduation from Placer he joined the US Air Force and was stationed in France and Germany as a radar instructor and discharged after 4 years of service. In 1950 he was recalled to service during the, for one more year., He worked at Safeway in Auburn for 33 years retiring in 1988. He also served on the Executive Board for United Food Workers of Northern California for 12 years. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Auburn and Auburn, He was preceded in death by his brother Jack Mason and sister Dorothy Nicholas. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Mason of 61 years, children Melanie and Brad of Loomis, Michelle and Bob Skiles of Marysville, Michael and Valerie Mason of Roseville. He is a grandfather to Mitchell, Mason, Somer, Tiffany, and Gabriel. Mickey also has one great grandchild, Drake. He is also survived by his brother Joseph Mason of Rocklin and Pege Deny of Hidden Valley Lake, and numerous nieces and nephews., Mickey can be remembered for his love of gardening and helping many friends with their gardens. He also loved decorating for many functions held at Elks Lodge and working on many floats for parades in the community., Memorial Services will be held Friday October 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., at The First Congregational Church of Auburn, 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. A reception will be held following the service at Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine Street, Auburn., In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010., George was born Sept. 13, 1916 in Chicago, Ill., the son of George F. and Anna Fritz and has lived in Leisure Village, Camarillo for 32 years., He was retired from Glidden Paint Co. after 43 years. He is an Army veteran of WWII having served in the European Theater of Operations., He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Maxine; daughters, Susan Jacobs, Danville, Ill., G. Anne Singer, Newbury Park; son, Dr. Ronald Fritz, North East, Md.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mildred Kamprath; and grandson, Randall Singer., Services will be private.
Gerald (Jerry) Laster May 8, 1931 - Sept 29, 2010 Jerry was born in Little Rock Arkansas and educated at, , Harvard Business School and Columbia University where he obtained a degree in law. He practiced law in San Mateo for 45 years where he specialized in Municipal Bonds and local non profits. After his marriage to Jo Wainwright he moved to the San Mateo Coast where he loved walking along the cliffs and beaches. Jerry was dedicated to his work. He was a member of the Nature Friends of Mill Valley and the Peninsula Ski Club. Jerry is survived by his wife Jo Laster and his son Olin Laster. No services at the present.
A prince of a man passed away on September 19, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He is survived by the love of his life, his "true love", Doris Nadler Mechanick, his wife for 53 years. His adoring children, Lisa, Philip, and Carol Mechanick survive him. He was also the proud and loving grandfather of Jason, Emanuel and great-granddaughter, Lily. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Tibby Mechanick; and his brothers, Alan and Ted Mechanick. Jerry will be missed by his nephews, nieces, sister-in-laws, Godchildren and many cousins and friends who loved him dearly. He will be remembered as always being there to help, fix or drive anywhere and anytime. Jerry loved learning. He was a voracious reader. Born in Bayonne, N.J. on May 25, 1932, he graduated from Bayonne High School, Columbia University and Rutgers University. He completed his master's degree in Environmental Science at Dominguez Hills in California. Jerry and Doris raised their three young children in Teaneck, N.J., where he began his first career in retail, owning "World of Wood." He was a founding member of Kiwanis, a Mason, Cub Scout leader and had a season ticket to the "Met." In 1971, he closed his business, and started his second career with the U.S. Government, in Port Hueneme, Calif. He suprised his family by buying a house in the Ventura Keys. He was president of his temple, Beth Torah, youth group leader and home work helper to all who needed help. Jerry and Doris helped expand Jewish Marriage Encounter, and he loved leading weekends. Jerry enjoyed travel, especially planning a six-week European train adventure for the 25th anniversary. Most remembered are family camping trips in the VW van. When the children were in college, the Mechanick's moved to Santa Barbara. Jerry loved walking on the beach, climbing the rocks and listening to opera at the Music Academy of the West. In 1991, he started his third career with the Coachella Valley Association of Government, (C.V.A.G.). Jerry was the first "PM 10 Coordinator" and won many awards for C.V.A.G. He loved the desert and explored it thoroughly. He planned his most exciting trip after retirement when he mapped out a cross-country adventure to visit most of the presidential libraries. Jerry's love of travel included cruising, and moving from house to house, and doing most of the renovations himself, with help from his family. He leaves us cherished memories. We will always miss him, especially his smile. Burial took place at the United Hebrew Cemetery, in Staten Island, N.Y. on September 21, 2010. A memorial for Jerry will be held at 3:00 PM on October 17, 2010 at Atria Hacienda at 44600 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, CA. Donations may be made to the Stroke Recovery Center, 2800 Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262, YMCA, Doris Mechanick Child Development Center, SCRAP Gallery or any "green" cause.
Gerard "Jerry" Charles Fatscher, age 94, died at home in Bridge-water on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Born on August 21, 1916 in New York City, Jerry was the son of Charles and Emma Volk Fatscher. Moving to Connecticut, in 1920, Jerry walked three miles, to attend the one room schoolhouse in the Aspetuck section of New Milford. At eight years of age, the Fatscher family moved to Jersey City, N.J., where Jerry attended the Seventh Day Adventist High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. followed by college in the Shenandoah Valley, Va. In his early twenties, Jerry returned to New Milford, and worked on local farms, while attending night school to learn the machine trade. In 1940, Jerry enlisted in the, , serving for five years during, . Jerry served with the 60th Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Division in Africa, Italy, England, France and Germany. Along with numerous service ribbons, Jerry received the, with Valor. Following the service to his country, Jerry returned to New Milford once again, where he met and married Ruth Ross. Together, he and Ruth built and enjoyed a home in Bridgewater. Employed by the Scovill Corporation for 30 years, Jerry served as plant engineer. Following retirement from Scovill, Jerry was the estate manager for a large Estate in Bridgewater. Jerry's many interests, included bird hunting and Brittany Spaniels. An avid reader of American history and historical novels, he also called himself, an "amateur horticulturist." A personal note of thanks was left by Jerry, which reads, "Thank you to all our Bridgewater friends, who have been so generous and supportive of Ruth and I through our 59 years in Bridgewater and especially in our later years." Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. Jerry was proud to be an American and honored to have served his country. He was loved, admired and respected by his numerous friends, all of whom feel that their lives are better, because of Gerard Charles Fatscher. A memorial service, celebrating Jerry's life, will be announced at a later date. Please send donations in Jerry's memory to the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department, 100 Main Street Bridgewater, CT 06752. Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Rd., New Milford is handling arrangements. Information and on line condolences at
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Guadalupe Hernandez, 85, from Thermal, Calif. passed away Sept. 26, 2010 at her residence. She was born to Nicanor Sanchez and Carlota Moreno in Tecalitlan, Jalisco, Mexico. She was a foreman in the agriculture industry in the Coachella Valley for 60 years. She is survived by her husband, Alfonso Hernandez; daughters, Martha Gutierrez and Virginia Solorzano; sons, Jesus Aurelio Solorzano, Miguel Solorzano, Alfonso Hernandez Jr. and Gilbert Hernandez; 17 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitiation will take place Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010 from 4-9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Casillas Family Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM at Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella, Calif. followed by burial at the Coachella Valley Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Casillas Family Funeral Home.
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Frank Guerrero Oct. 4, 1926 - Feb. 17, 1999 Happy Birthday!!! Love you forever Sally and Dan .....
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Passed away at home in Petaluma, CA., September 29, 2010, following a two and half year battle with cancer. Beloved husband of June Kimball. Loving father of Jim Kimball and his wife, Sharon of Petaluma. Adored grandfather of Sean and Kayla Kimball, both of Petaluma. Son of the late Stuart and Elizabeth Kimball. Brother of the late Stuart Kimball Jr. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Framingham, Massachusetts. Age 73 years. Harry, a Petaluma area resident for fifty years, was a well known banker. He retired after 38 years with Bank of America, where he was Vice President and Manager of the Petaluma downtown branch. He was a former member of the Petaluma, and a coach for many years with local Little League teams. In his retirement he worked as a marshal at Rooster Run Golf Course. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing, but his real passion was cheering for his grandchildren at their sporting events. Harry was also a veteran of the U.S., . At his request, no services will be held. A private inurnment for the family will be held at Cypress Hill Memorial Park. The family prefers memorials be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA. 94952 or to Petaluma Educational Foundation, 200 Douglas St., Petaluma, CA. 94952. PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY
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In Memoriam Helen Samuels Juda We Think of You Everyday
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Rosa Hernandez 1949 - 2006 My Rosa, my wife, it's been four years since you left me. May you always walk in sunshine and .....
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May 23, 1917- Sept. 13, 2010 Illah - a unique name for an amazing woman! We called her Mom, Janie, Mimi, Big Sis, Aunt Illah, Friend and for some, Boss., Illah was born shortly before Prohibition to her adoring parents, Shelby and Vivian. Though she was born in New Mexico, she enjoyed a lovely childhood in San Bernardino with little sister, Maxine, and brother, Shelby. She loved her parents, the experience of "growing up," and she loved being a girl - high heels, perfume, flirting and falling in love! As a young woman, she met and married her sweetheart, John (Jack) Belding Perrin., Over the next 10 years, their love gave life to four little boys, who became her ultimate joy and the center of her universe. It didn't matter that WWII was being waged or that she was buried in boy toys, laundry and schoolwork., She thought Dennis, Steve, Scotty and Jojo (Joel) were the cutest, the best and the brightest that the world had ever seen! She loved every minute of being their mom! As the boys grew into young men, Illah truly came into her "own," both personally and professionally. She ventured out first in real estate and later in fashion and manufacturing. How appropriate that she rented her first factory on "Hope Street"! As she blossomed, so did business., It seems so logical that her next move was to "Flower Street," such a fitting address for this bright, colorful woman! Changing times and new opportunities eventually convinced Illah to transition her manufacturing operation from the clothing industry to the golf industry. Illah California, Inc. slowly evolved into Belding Sports, a custom golf bag manufacturing company. Her partner in life (Jack) became her partner in business!, The company, like her family, survived the many growing pains and gave way to great accomplishment. As Belding grew and prospered, so did her family. Illah was blessed with eight grandchildren (Dennis, Capriece, Leigh, Bridget, Tulasi, Chase, Brady and MeganAnne) and eventually four great-grandchildren (Chelsea, Bailey, Sarah and Griffin), as well as two daughters-in-law, Susan and Jackie., Indeed, her investment of love and commitment had paid off in every area of her life. But she was ready for the next chapter. In 1997, Illah decided it was time to retire - and give all her attention to traveling, gardening, reading, word-searches and of course, her clan. And she lived happier ever after . . . Illah was truly extraordinary. Her vision, her instincts, her logical mind, and her creative spirit were packaged in a woman who was both physically and spiritually beautiful. She was loving, generous, strong and feminine; quick to smile, full of advice, courageous, pragmatic and wise., We'll gather to celebrate this remarkable woman on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Conejo Mountain Funeral & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo.
WRIGHT, JAMES TRACY Jan. 29,1960 to Sept. 28, 2010 Tracy passed away unexpectedly at his home. He was born in San Diego and grew up in El Cajon - Pepper Drive School Class of '74 and El Cajon High Class of '78. At an early age Tracy discovered his love of music. He was a self-taught musician. If he heard it, he could play it. He played bass guitar with many local bands including Raven, The Big, Defiant, Soldier of Fortune, Prescious Child and FZ13. Tracy worked as a bartender at Park Place. He had a career in sales working at Guitar Center, Muzik-Muzik and Guitar Trader. Tracy also worked quality assurance at Crown Components. Tracy was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents Murray and Jimmie Lee Wright and his mother Joan Newman. He is survived by his wife Sue, stepdaughter Kinsey, brother Michael Johnson, sister Shannon Newman and stepfather Bob Newman. Tracy was much loved by his aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also blessed with great and caring friends including many he first met in kindergarten. Tracy will be missed by one and all! Services will be at El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary, 684 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, on Wednesday, October 6th. Visitation 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Service 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
ROGERS, JEANE MYERS Jeane passed away September 3, 2010. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Chester Hancock; grandchildren Lisa, Tasha and Spencer; great-grandchildren Breanna and Maric. She is also survived by her sister, Gail Rogers, son-in-law, Guy Weitl and many nieces and nephews. Jean was born Feb. 18, 1923 in Adel, Iowa to Lester and Gladys Chance; she was the youngest of three. Jeane married John Myers and had two daughters. After John's death she married Don Rogers and moved to San Diego. Jean lived a full life and loved her family. She was an avid sports fan to her Iowa Hawkeyes, Chargers and Lakers. Jeane was preceded in death by her sister Beverly Morris and her beloved daughter Jan Weitl. A private memorial has already been held.
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FINNEGAN-FAYDOCK JUELL GLENN April 2, 1938 to August 31, 2010 Juell Glenn Finnegan-Faydock quietly passed from this life on August 31, 2010, after a long hard battle with cancer, with her loving twins Tevis Finnegan and Terese Quintanar by her side. In addition to her daughters, Juell also leaves one son, Sean Finnegan, husband of ten years James Faydock and three adorable grandchildren, Kaylee Juell Finnegan, Parker Reese Finnegan and Arianna Juell Quintanar. She was born Juell Glenn Chapman on April 2, 1938 in Inglewood to Reginald Eugene and Juell Elouise Chapman. She spent her childhood, along with her sister, Merry Jo Bertolucci and brother, Martin Chapman on the family ranch in Big Bear, California. This is also where her father established his second chinchilla ranch and named it after her: The Juell Glenn Chinchilla Ranch. She was active there in Rainbow Girls. She finished her last two years of high school at Rowland Hall School for Girls in Salt Lake City, Utah, class of 1957. She did her undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University and San Jose State University where she joined the Chi Omega Sorority and finished with a Masters of Psychology from Pepperdine University. She married Thomas Earl Finnegan in 1963 and moved to Vista, CA. She began her career working as a counselor for teen girls at the YMCA an also taught nurses how to council patients dealing with catastrophic surgeries. She worked in the office of Dr. Robert Nelson for many years before she joined the Vallecitos Water District. Her beautiful smile, cheerful laugh, and sweet demeanor will be missed by all who knew her. Donations may be made to the or Hospice of the North Coast.
Jacob David Bostick, 78, died on Thursday, Sept. 30. He was born on June 10, 1932., Private family services will be held., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
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June 14, 1917 - Sept. 23, 2010 Our hero, our father, James Milton Bird, passed to Heaven, as dawn broke over Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday September 23, 2010. Dad, in a peaceful sleep, was embraced with tenderness as we said farewell, expressing our gratitude for his love, faithfulness, integrity, intelligence and sense of humor. Our mother, Winolee Bird, stood bravely with us as she said goodbye to her husband for the last time. Born in Wenatchee, Wash. to Leroy and Nellie Bird on Flag Day, June 14, 1917, He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Dad played basketball for the Cougars and was a member of Sigma Kai Fraternity. In 1943 dad contracted a mysterious virus and was admitted into the hospital where he was assigned a beautiful student nurse, Winolee Sauer, later to become his soul mate, the love of his life. The comedian he was, dad always liked to say, "Mom got me while I was flat on my back, defenseless". They were married on July 16, 1944 and celebrated sixty six wonderful years together this past July. Dad's first job after college was with Boeing in Seattle. After many successful years there, he was offered a position in southern California at Butler Publications a printer of commercial and military aircraft manuals. Eventually dad purchased Butler and as CEO led the company to international levels. The company became the largest user of
James (Jim) Peter Christakes, 58, of Cathedral City passed away September 4, 2010 in Palm Springs Calif. Jim was born August 9, 1952 in San Francisco to Chris and Dorothy Christakes. Jim graduated in 1972 with a degree in Culinary and Hotel Management. In 1985 Jim and his partner David Milne co-owned the Christakes family business, the St. Francis Fountain Creamery in San Francisco. In 2000 Jim moved to Cathedral City and was working at the Spa Resort Casino. Jim loved to cook, and had a wonderful eye for decorating. He will be dearly missed. Jim is survived by his father, Chris Christakes of Rancho Mirage, brother, Pete Christakes of Grass Valley Calif., sisters, Tanya Bingham of Mountain View Calif., Mari Pease of Tracy Calif.,Nieces, Sierra Brady of Clovis Calif., Danielle Vitorino of Turlock Calif., nephews, Darrick Bingham of San Francisco Calif. Steven Pease of Tracy Calif. Two great-nephews, best friends David Milne, Clarence (CJ) James, and many other friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Christakes, nephew Christopher Pease, and step-mother Madeline Christakes. A memorial will be held at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Coachella Valley in Cathedral City on September 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm.
June 17, 1953-Sept. 28, 2010 It is with great sadness and love in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Janet de la Torriente, after a courageous battle with cancer., Janet died in peace at home with her family by her side as her favorite clock struck three on Sept. 28, 2010. Janet was born on June 17, 1953 in Van Nuys and came to Simi Valley with her family in the early 1960s where she graduated from Simi Valley High School. In 1971 she gave birth to her daughter Deanna., Janet enlisted in the Army in 1976 and was honorably discharged in 1979 prior to getting married to the love of her life, Luis. Janet worked in the manufacturing field and retired in 2005 as a supervisor from Anthony International. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and going into remission, Janet became a vigilant fighter for cancer research and prevention. She participated in the Relay for Life and walked in the Avon Three Day Walk with her cancer support group, the HK Belles. Even after being diagnosed with metastasized breast cancer in 2007, Janet continued to fight. In 2009 she became the eighth participant in a newly approved clinical research trial. She wanted to make sure she was making a difference for her children and grandchildren whom she cherished., Janet is survived by her loving husband, Luis de la Torriente; mother, Maria Doughty; daughter, Deanna Eskridge (Sean); stepson, Luis de la Torriente, Jr. (Tami); stepdaughters, Katherine Prado (Tony), Christine de la Torriente; sisters, Rosanne Kemp and Teri Ryan (Dan); brother, Manuel Rodriguez; grandchildren, Ashley, Anthony, Cheyenne, Jarrett, Luis III, Christopher, Justin, Amanda, Victoria, and Sophia; great-grandchildren, Travis, Kayden, and Paige; plus many other family and friends. Janet was preceded in death by her father, John Doughty., There will be a celebration of Janet's life at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8, at StoneBridge Community Church, 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Reception will follow at Janet's beloved home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the American Cancer Society or Susan G. Koman Foundation. She is loved and will be missed by many, as she has touched so many lives. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation, our family helping yours, 581-3800.
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Passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2010. Joan (Joni) was born and raised in Oakdale, CA. She graduated from Oakdale High School, attended Modesto Junior College and graduated from California State University in Chico. She and her family lived in Santa Rosa, CA for many years before moving to Auburn, CA, where she was an active member of the community. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She had many friends and will be missed by all. Joan is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Gary W. Anderson. She leaves behind her daughter Susan McFarland, her son-in-law Jon, her grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas and Sharon; her sister Linda, her brother Bill Jr.; her stepmother Shirley; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Cynthia Fox, her mother Joan Ellen (Joellen), her father William Sr., and many Harp, Parsons and Watson family members. A celebration of Joan's life is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. The memorial service and a reception will be at Pioneer United Methodist Church in Auburn, CA. It is at Joan's request that in lieu of flowers, she is remembered by charitable contributions to the Auburn Education Foundation, c/o In Memory of Joan A. Anderson, P.O. Box 6313, Auburn, CA 95604.
In loving memory of a beautiful, precious, wonderful son and father, who passed away four years ago. "You are loved and remembered everyday." Mom, Dad, Park, Matt, Joe, Macie, and Josh.
Mr. John Freitas, 89, of Dixon, died on Sunday, Sept. 26, in Davis., He was born on Jan. 16, 1921, in Oakland., A visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3, from noon to 3 p.m., with a Rosary at 2 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel. A Catholic Prayer Service with Father Ruel Mesa officiating will be held on Monday, Oct. 4, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Burial to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
John H. Towns "Pops" was born on October 4, 1929 in Memphis, TN to John H. Towns Sr. and had one sister Louise Horrace. John is survived by his wife Debbie Towns; sons Eric Carr, Josh Cooper; daughters Sara and Rachel Cooper; and grandchildren Chaske and Jazmine Carr. John enlisted in the
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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.
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Kim Taylor (born Kim Ellen Jones) passed away on September 29, 2010 at her home in Atwater after years of battling several complex medical issues. Kim was born at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida on November 3, 1958 to parents Edgar and Katherine Jones. The Jones family eventually relocated to Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, where Kim was a graduate of Atwater High School. She later married Bob Taylor, with whom she had two wonderful children, Janey and Jason. Later divorced, Kim spent many years working as a medical assistant in Merced. Kim will be remembered for being a loving and involved mother, having a vivacious personality, decorating elaborate cakes, meticulously keeping a garden of both vegetables and flowers, her affinity for arts and crafts, and being a beloved and helpful daughter and friend. However, she may be best remembered as being an amazing, loving grandmother to her granddaughters who affectionately referred to her as 'Nonnie.' Kim is survived by her parents, daughter Janey Jennings and son-in-law Matt Jennings, son Jason Taylor and daugther-in-law Michelle Taylor, granddaughters Katelyn, Megan and Faith, brothers Keith and Kevin Jones, and sister Karen Dow. A Memorial Service and reception will be held on Monday, October 4th at 11:00 AM, Gateway Community Church in Merced 353 E. Donna Drive Merced, CA 95340
Marine Cpl. Kevin Cueto, 23, died in Afghanistan on June 22, 2010. He grew up in San Jose and Campbell, Calif..
Lawrence M. Crawford was born on March 6, 1907 in Pennsylvania and passed away on August 23, 2010 in Grenada, California at the age of 103. He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Ronald Crawford and Estelle Crawford; his Daughter Beverly Clem; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Z. Crawford. Lawrence taught school in the Merced Area from 1949 until he retired from teaching. He will be missed and is loved by all his family. A private interment will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home and Memorial Park at a later date.
FALTER, LIBBY B. Libby B. Falter, born July 28, 1910, passed away September 27, 2010 at the age of 100. Cypress View Mortuary (619) 232-6168.
DONALDSON, LILLIAN B. San Diego Feb. 13, 1920 - Sept. 26, 2010 October 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131
Larry Santora, 79, born on May 10, 1931 in Norristown, Pa., passed away on Sept. 29, 2010 surrounded by his family. Larry had two brothers, Louis and Joseph, and sisters, Jean and Jessie. They were the children of Lorenzo and Pierina Santora of Norristown, Pa., Larry is survived by his loving wife, Teresa, of 57 years; his children, Donna Veracka and husband Bob, Larry Santora Jr. and wife Paula, Debbie Frash and husband Roger, and Steve Santora and wife Rhonda; grandchildren Brian, Kelley, Justin, Lauren, Tesara and Steven; and great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lily and Riley., Larry and Terri settled in Port Hueneme in 1955 to raise their family. Larry was a carpenter and later became a general contractor with projects ranging from San Jose to the San Fernando Valley. He was especially proud of the homes, administrative buildings and dormitories he built at Pepperdine University. He loved to drive by the projects he had done and tell stories about them., Larry was active in the Port Hueneme Little League and Pop Warner football. Larry and Terri could be found on Friday nights at Tournament Bowl spending time with friends and family. One of Larry's passions besides following his children and grandchildrens' sporting activities was watching his Lakers. Larry's greatest love was for that of his wife Terri and his family. Larry will always be remebered by his family and friends for his great sense of humor and wittiness., The Santora family expresses their sincere thanks to caregiver Tess Augustine for her care and support during his final months., Arrangements are with Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo., His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Perez Family Home Chapel located at 1347 Del Norte Road, Camarillo, with reception to follow., In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association of Ventura County, 80 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo, CA, 805-484-6028., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home, Tel: 805-983-3457. Please sign Larrys guestbook at www.CamarilloMortuary.com.
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Letha Maxine Stone, 90, passed away in Indio, California on September 27, 2010. She was born in Belton, Missouri, on May 9, 1920, the only child of Charles Paul and Esther Lucille Mosby. After her parents divorced, her mother married George M. Millhan and the family moved to Hollywood, California, where she attended Hollywood High School. Maxine met William Edward (Eddie) Podvolecky in Hollywood and they were married on June 11, 1937, at the Episcopal Church in Hollywood. Two daughters were born of the union. After Eddie's death, Maxine met and married Clifford E. Stone in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were married for 14 years and lived in Anaheim, California, until his death. In 1996, she moved to Palm Desert to live with her daughter. She moved to a full-care home in Indio, March, 2010. Maxine loved a good time and enjoyed a glass or two of wine in the evenings. She loved Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, and holidays in general. She was already organizing the family Christmas events. She loved having her hair and nails done and fussed if she missed an appointment. Eating out was her hobby. Maxine is survived by her two daughters Donna Gail Tucker of Indio, California and Marsha Lucille Little of Palm Desert, California; two grandchildren, Carrie Lynn (Carl) Barros of Prescott Valley, Arizona, and Bradly William (Shannon) Crawford of Queen Creek, Arizona; five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nicole, and Philip Crawford of San Marcos, Caifornia, and Alexander and Gregory Barros of Prescott Valley, Arizona. She leaves behind her wonderful and loving care-givers, Elizabeth Hengstler, Brett, Linda and Aris of Desert Cottage, who have truly been angels. At her request, no services are planned at this time. FitzHenry-Wiefels, Indio is in charge of cremation.
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Passed away suddenly July 4, 2010 in Woodland, CA. at age 92 of heart failure. Rainie was a native of Southern California. Upon retiring, moved to Santa Rosa. Rainie and her husband, Lynn McClintock lived in Oakmont for the past 28 years and attended the local Church of Christ. Rainie and Lynn moved to Woodland, CA two years ago to be closer to their son. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Lynn McClintock, now of Woodland; son Brandon McClintock, his wife Barbara, of Woodland; grandson Michael McClintock, his wife and two children, of Davis; and goddaughter Pat Gamby of Santa Rosa. Rainie was a kind, caring and generous person who will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. At her family's request, no service will be held. Any donations in her memory may be made to the local
Lorine K. Eccleston, Resident of Redwood City, Sept. 9, 1914 - Sept. 28,2010, Lorine Eccleston passed away on Tuesday at Therese Care Home after an extended fight with cancer., Lorine was born and raised in Kansas. She married Leonard Eccleston in Dodge City, Kansas. They moved to Redwood City, Ca., in the 1940's, made their home and raised their son and daughter. During her lifetime, she enjoyed travelling, fishing, gardening and bowling., Lorine is survived by her daughter, Dalene Eggleston, Grandchildren, Gary and Jamie Eggleston, Jerrett and Lisa Eggleston; Great-Grandchildren, Kristina and Jeremy Greene, Brianna Eggleston, Kira Eggleston, Aron Eggleston, T.J. Upton, Brandon Upton. Great-Great-Granddaughter, Lyla Greene., Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 from 2-4 PM and the service on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at 11:30AM at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Rd., Redwood City, Ca. Burial at Skylawn Cemetery following the service. Redwood Chapel 650-369-5537
LUPE MURO MONTEJANO November 3, 1938 ~ September 28, 2010 Lupe passed away peacefully at her Corona home surrounded by her family. She was 71 years old. She was born and raised in Corona, CA where she met and married her childhood sweetheart and raised their four children. She was a life-long member of St. Edwards Catholic Church and enjoyed reading, cooking, and vacationing with her family. Lupe is survived by George, her beloved husband of 52 years; son George Jr. and wife Shirley, son Ruben; daughter Patty Cortez and husband Greg, daughter Vicky Galvan and husband Jesse. Four sisters; Julia Padilla (Meno), Natalie Ruiz (Paul), Hortencia Vargas, and Ofelia Medina (Pete); two brothers, Ruben Muro (Anna), and Chindo Muro (Rita). 9 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. A viewing will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona on Monday, October 4 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, with a Rosary at 6:00 PM. Mass will be held at St. Edward Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 5 at 11:00 AM with a burial to follow at Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery She will be dearly missed. Arrangements Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 To sign the online guest book, go to
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Passed away following a long illness on September 28, 2010 at her home in Santa Rosa, California at the age of 62. Maggie was born in San Francisco and graduated from Lincoln High School. Maggie is survived by her husband Raimond F. Clary, Jr., son Shawn T. Parker of Santa Rosa, daughter Maureen Coveney and son-in-law Sean Coveney of Encinitas, CA.; brothers William O'Keefe of Santa Rosa, Michael O'Keefe of Sacramento, sisters Teresa McElhaney of Windsor and Patti O'Keefe of Guerneville. Maggie is also survived by granddaughters Shawndra Parker of Santa Rosa, Colleen Coveney of Encinitas, and grandson Brian Coveney of Encinitas in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Maggie retired from the Santa Rosa School District after more than 20 years of service. She enjoyed reading immensely as well as getting her hands dirty in the garden. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid 49er and Cal Berkeley football fan. She was dedicated to her family. Maggie never had an unkind word for anyone and she often felt uneasy in the presence of those who did. Maggie will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to either Heartland Hospice or the Social Advocates for Youth. A service for friends and family of Maggie may be held at a later date and notification will be announced.
Marjorie Elizabeth Anderson, 89, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully of natural causes at Odyssey House in Palm Desert, Calif. on August 30, 2010. Born on November 8, 1920 in Pittsburg, Penn. to Oliver and Marie (Parker) Krum, Marjorie moved to San Diego, Calif. at the tender age of two and graduated from San Diego High School, "The Grey Castle," in 1939, just a year after meeting her future husband, Leonardo "Tom" Anderson. The couple met at church group in San Diego. Tom, who hails from San Pedro, Calif., was in the city working for an aging Norwegian sea captain, and was invited to The Church of the New Jerusalem's youth group events. Introduced to what he said was "a beautiful strawberry blonde girl named Marjorie," they began courting and were eventually married in 1941. Married on September 7, 1941 in The Church of the New Jerusalem in front of family and friends, the couple honeymooned in Sequoia National Park, a testament to their lifelong love of camping and exploring the great outdoors as a family. Settling in San Diego, where Marjorie continued her position in a downtown medical office and Tom worked a dredge for the Case Construction Company, the couple welcomed their first son Jay Leonardo on January 18, 1943 at the Harriman Jones Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. Shortly after Tom was discharged from the Navy in 1946, the family began spending time at the family homestead property, located in North Palm Springs. After the birth of their second son, Christopher Eric, in December of 1946, the family moved permanently to the desert. Marjorie dedicated herself to being a full time homemaker, raising her children, attending the Baptist Church in Desert Hot Springs and baking pies for local restaurants. In 1949, Marjorie became involved with the Girl Scouts of Palm Springs, working at the Scout House, located in what is now known as Ruth Hardy Park. Marjorie continued to work with the Girl Scouts in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, troops that were a part of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, for 40 years and was recognized nationally for her dedication and service. She also was a den mother for Cub Scouts. In November of 1953, Marjorie and Tom welcomed their youngest son Dean Blair and a year later the family moved from North Palm Springs to Rancho Mirage Cove, where Marjorie and Tom raised their family, and where Tom still resides today. A founding member of the Rancho Mirage Women's Club, in 1965 Marjorie was elected that organization's president and continued to be a board member for most of her life. She was also the decorations chairperson of the Desert Symphony Auxiliary from 1971 to 1972, named Soroptimist Woman of Distinction in 1990 and 1991, and was awarded the Athena Award from the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce in 1995. Marjorie was also a member of the Rancho Mirage Republican Women's Club, the Cathedral City Elementary School Parents Teachers Association and Desert Beautiful. Marjorie is survived by her husband, Tom; her sister, Jean Ebbert of San Diego; her sons, Jay of Vernonia, Ore., Christopher of Rancho Mirage and Dean of Palm Desert. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Scott Anderson of Stockton, Calif., Amy Anderson of Fairfield, Calif., Johnna Anderson of San Diego, Kathryn Menu of East Hampton, N.Y., Robyn Anderson of Palm Desert, Sean Anderson of Palm Desert; and great-granddaughter, Ella Marie of East Hampton, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council at 1751 Plum Lane, Redlands, California 92374 or by visiting www.girlscoutssangorgonio.org.
Marvin Eugene Jacobs, 73, of Ventura, died from complications of a stroke Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010., He was born May 2, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and had been a Ventura County resident 34 years. Marvin had participated in a work study program at Drexel Institute of Technology, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa as a Chemical Engineer. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor Degree, Order of the Cois, with a specialty in Patent Law, from George Washington Law School, while working full-time at the United States Patent Office. Licensed to practice law in Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, and California, Marvin moved to Orange County in 1966 to join a law firm there. He later moved his practice to Los Angeles, and then in 1979, to Ventura. He retired in 2009., Marvin was a member of Temple Beth Torah and various professional organizations. He was known for his sharp intellect and love of gadgets, and enjoyed playing bridge, reading, watching sports - especially the UCLA Bruins - and spending time with family., He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Gail, and daughter, Margot, attending the University of Colorado at Boulder; sons from a previous marriage, and daughters-in-law, Todd and Katie Jacobs, of Santa Barbara, and David and Liza Jacobs, of Ventura; grandchildren, Jodie, Sarah, Matthew and Anna; sister, Joyce Weissman of New York; and numerous nephews and nieces., He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Alice; and brother, Edward., Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Sunday, October 3, 2010 at Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Rd., Ventura, with Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura., Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice., The family would like to thank the staff at the Ventura County Medical Center for their care and compassion, especially Dr. Esherick and the ICU staff., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, 643-9977. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Mary Bridget O'Brien passed away peacefully at her home in England Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2010., Born in Waterford, Ireland, in 1921 where she spent 30 years, she then married John O'Brien and moved to England where she had seven children. At age 74 she moved to America and spent 14 years in Ventura. She attended Lady of the Assumption Church and became a regular member of the parish. She moved back to England in October 2008 to be cared for by her two daughters, Mary and Catherine., She is survived by seven children: Jimmy, Martin, Pat, and John, Mary, Catherine and Teddy; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She will be missed dearly by all., Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 at Lady of Assumption Church.
MARY FRANCIS SHARP AUG 21, 1921 - SEP 29, 2010 Mary was born in Trenton, Missouri, on August 21, 1921, ten minutes after her twin, to Oliver and Alma Robinson. Upon graduating school in 1938, she married Harry N. Sharp. In 1951, they uprooted their family and moved to California, first living in Ceres and later in Livermore. She worked as part of the office staff for Ceres High and also Granada High in Livermore before retiring in 1984. She had made her home in Modesto for the last 26 years, where she was a faithful member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Mary was preceded in death by her daughter Janice Elaine, husband Harry, and her son Jerry. She is survived by her sons, Lewis and Darrel; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The viewing is on Thursday, October 7th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel, 419 Scenic Drive, Modesto, CA. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1732 Miller Ave., Modesto, CA. There will be a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, Mary asked donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Community Hospice.
Of Windsor, CA. passed away suddenly on September 28, 2010 at the age of 52. The memory of her life will continue to reside with her caring husband of 29 years, Paul Heyden; daughters, Jessica and Susie Heyden; mother, Mary White; and three cousins. Mary Kay was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan and was a graduate of, . She was a loving and caring wife and mother, and will be dearly missed by her family. For the past five years Mary Kay worked as a Teachers Aid for Santa Rosa High School, an endeavor she enjoyed immensely. She was always happy and wearing a smile. Her loving, giving and caring heart shall be missed by all who knew her. Friends and family are invited to attend a Catholic Funeral Liturgy Service on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION 525-3730
Mary Louise Love March 25, 1948 - Sept. 30, 2010 Peacefully in this city, devoted mother of Tammi Taylor, Richard Taylor and Anthony love. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE, 3434 - 17th Street nr Valencia.
PASCALE, Mary (86), passed away September 26, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA. She is survived by her brother Anthony Pascale and many nieces and nephews. Services have been scheduled with Calvary Mortuary and are as follows: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Viewing at 10 a.m., Rosary 11 a.m. and Graveside at 12 p.m. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. For further information please refer to calvarymortuary.com.
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Anderson, Michael Anthony September 22, 1954 - September 22, 2010 Home Going Services on October 5, 2010 11:00 am at Ward AME 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007,
STRAUSBERG, Murray Husband of Lorri, Father of Sharron and Stacey, Stepfather of Jules (Doreen), Larry (Julie) and Ron Feinberg, Grandpa to Chloe Feinberg and Ethan Thompson, always in our hearts. Services to be held at Groman Eden Mortuary, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at 11 a.m., (no flowers please).
NEEDHAM, Bart Starr 48. "The heart benevolent and kind. The most resembles God." Robert Burns. With a kind heart and a generous spirit, Bart lived a life of accomplishment, adventure, creativity, and contentment. As an entrepreneur running his own structural engineering firm, he shared his affable nature and comedic talents with clients and friends in Santa Barbara, California and Seattle, Washington, places where he took up residence and held offices. In his early years,
Norma M Hunt 08/16/1920 ~ 09/24/2010 Left us on September 25th, 2010. Mrs. Hunt, widow of Jack E. Hunt, was born in Washington, D.C., and was a resident of Mill Valley for 48 years. She graduated from George Washington University with a degree in English and performed graduate studies in law at the University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio. She leaves four children: Melissa Rinck (Michael), Thomas Hunt (Leticia McMahan), Peter Hunt (Jim Radke), Cordelia Savedra (Albert) as well as eight grandchildren: Peter, Jessica and Ryan Hunt, Michelle, Danielle and Maurisa Rinck, Francesca and Andrew Savedra. Her age is irrelevant, as she remained young at heart until the end. While she outlived most of her contemporaries she endeared herself to those of all ages. Her legacy is woven of laughter, witticism, and keeping everyone up on interesting news by maintaining an active social network with her yoga class, discussion group, art class as well as going on many adventures with her family. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 P.M. on October 8 at Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. She requested celebration of life as a sendoff and wants all those who loved her to come. Donations in her memory may be made to the Marin Humane Society, Whistle-Stop in San Rafael or Shriners Hospital in San Francisco.
"El Medico" Nicanor C. Salcedo, 59, of Indio, Calif. passed away on September 25, 2010 in Indio. He was born April 20, 1951 to Juan and Dolores Salcedo in Michoacan, Mexico. He married Maria Guadalupe Garcia on January 5, 1973. He is survived by his wife, Maria Guadalupe Salcedo; daughters, Mayela (Angel Lopez) Salcedo of Coachella, Calif. and Maribel Salcedo of Indio; son, Nicanor Salcedo Jr. of Indio; sisters, Maria Lupian, Rosa Briceño, Maria de Jesus Salcedo; brothers, Mario Salcedo, Gilberto Salcedo, Elias Salcedo, Salvador Salcedo, Rafael Salcedo, Ezequiel Salcedo, Jose Salcedo; two grand-children; and his mother, Dolores Salcedo. He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Salcedo; and brothers, Juan Salcedo Jr. and Jose G. Salcedo. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Coachella. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio with interment to follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery in Coachella. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries
Nick Anthony Barbaccia, age 83, of (District 10) Marysville, CA passed away on Sept. 23, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, CA with loved ones by his side. Nick was born on Sept. 25, 1926 in Campbell, CA to Antonio & Maria Carmella (Camicia) Barbaccia. He grew up in Santa Clara Valley and attended Campbell & Lincoln High Schools. He furthered his education at U.O.P. in Stockton CA. Nick also served in the US Army 2 yrs., 1954-56. In 1950 he moved to Yuba County and bought property. With his brother Phil, they raised prunes & peaches. They built, owned & operated "Barbaccia Bros." their commercial prune dehydrating business for many years. He was a lifelong member of the, (B.P.O.E.) in Marysville, CA. He is survived by his wife Norma of 58 years; his daughters, Diane Barbaccia of Yuba City, CA, and Carmel Barbaccia of South Lake Tahoe, CA; two grandchildren, Joan Herboth of Marysville, CA and Craig Herboth, presently of Colorado Springs, CO, serving as a Specialist in the US. Army. He is preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters: Rosalie, Dominica, Santina, Anna, Theresa; and a brother, Phil., Services are under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan, Marysville. Viewing on Mon. Sept. 27, from 2-7 P.M. The Rosary will be recited on Mon. at 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. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Send Condolences at
Norma Wuest was born on December 20, 1926 in Rainier, Oregon, to Grace Lucille Purchase and Ralph James Morrison, the second of two daughters, and made her transition on September 22, 2010 in Santa Rosa, California. Preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, John H. Wuest, M.D. She is survived by her daughters: Diana Rose of Santa Rosa, Nancy (Arthur) Rosenthal of Sebastopol, Barbara Wuest of Sherwood, OR, and Jan (Mickey) Rabinovitz of Santa Rosa; grandchildren: Willow, Mira and Arianna Rosenthal, Nic Bellingham, Christina and Angelina Calvo; grandson in law Greg Domber; sister in law Barbara Thompson and sons Peter, Matthew and John Thompson; niece, Chellie Knight; and her great granddaughter, Matilda Domber. Norma went to nurse's training at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA, where she was in the Cadet Nurse Corp. for three years. It was there, during her senior year, that she met John Henry Wuest and they married in 1949 in Oakland at the Episcopal Church on Lake Merritt. Her accomplishments were many and varied. She played the cello in the Tacoma Symphony; was President of a YMCA girl's group; President of the Women's Medical Society Auxiliary in Santa Rosa, where she created Meals on Wheels and Babysitting Training; President of the Santa Rosa Neptune's Swim Team and a National Swimming Referee. She also sang alto in the Presbyterian Church Choir, and when living in Phoenix, Arizona she was a library volunteer in one of the elementary schools. Norma worked with her husband at their Internal Medicine practice in Santa Rosa for 32 years until Jack's death on Oct. 12, 1989. She loved holidays, especially Christmas, and was a master at creating celebrations. She had impeccable taste and her artistry was displayed spectacularly every year in her Christmas tree. Her first and foremost decorating question when moving into a new home was, "Where will the Christmas tree go?" She was interested in sewing, knitting, crocheting, interior design, reading, painting, carpentry, puzzles, sports (especially baseball, football, swimming and the Olympics) and People! Her greatest love, besides her husband Jack and four daughters, was gardening. Working with her flowers was her form of meditation. Norma Jean Wuest is interred at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. There will be a Celebration of Life Service held on October 10, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Avenue. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Meals on Wheels , c/o Council on Aging, 30 Kiwana Springs Road, Santa Rosa, California 95404, SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 4
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ALBERTA -- Gloria V. Alberta, 79, of Raymond died Thursday. She was a retired registered nurse. Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jay Chapel in Madera. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joachim Catholic Church in Madera. Remembrances: St. Anne's Chapel of Raymond-Knowles, 36483 Road 606, Raymond, CA 93653.
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Marshall, Paul C., May 25, 1926 to Sept. 18, 2010, Paul Charles Marshall, Jr., "Junior," to his family, was born in Lutcher, Louisiana, to Paul and Estella Marshall, now deceased., He served this country in the Pacific Theater in, and the Korean Conflict, and at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Castle AFB and Vandenberg AFB before retiring from the, . He later retired from U.S. Civil Service at the Point Loma Fuel Department on the Naval Submarine Base San Diego, preceded by service at Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines. His dedication to his country inspired 3 of his children to have military careers. He attended St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church. He was a private pilot for more than 50 years and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. Anyone acquainted with Paul knows that he loved to laugh and dance, especially at the 94th Aero Squadron and Pal Joey's. His mantra was, "Dance while you can." At the young age of 84 years, he crossed over into the Kingdom of Heaven. We are at peace knowing that as he passed through the pearly gates, he was dancing and smiling at Saint Peter. He is survived by 6 children (and their spouses), Yolanda Tisdale (Raphael), Paul Marshall, III (Rita), Wanda Winkler (Wesley), Diane Marshall (John Hammerstrom), Andre Marshall (Susan) and Paula Marshall; five grandchildren and two great-grandchild-ren; siblings Verdean Clements, Audrey Davis, Cleo Eugene, Lawrence Marshall and Floyd Marshall; and quite possibly hundreds of friends., His funeral services will be held in Paulina, Louisiana, on September 25th, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A memorial celebration will be held in San Diego on October 9th., In lieu of flowers please honor Paul as a veteran by making a donation to U.S. Veterans Initiative in his name, 800 W. 6th St., Suite 1505, Los Angeles, CA 90017,
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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.
GORDON Sr., ROBERT BRUCE Oct. 18, 1914 to Sept. 7, 2010 Robert Bruce Gordon Sr. born October 18, 1914, passed away September 7, 2010 in Tacoma. He had spent his whole life either in Tacoma or at Magnolia Beach on Vashon Island. His wife of 63 years had passed away in 2003. He was survived by his son, Richard, his granddaughter, Randi Iggulden (Rob), his grandson, David, his two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Sydney and his sister, Mary Louise Beil. Another son, Robert B. Gordon Jr. predeceased him. Mr. Gordon graduated from Washington Grade School, Mason Intermediate, Stadium High School and the, . In 1936, he started his banking career at the National Bank of Tacoma as a messenger. In 1939 he left that bank, which had become the National Bank of Washington, to join the bank next door, the Puget Sound National Bank. He retired in 1970 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He then was elected to the Board of Directors. In 1983, the Bank purchased the San Juan County Bank in Friday Harbor, and Mr. Gordon was placed on that Bank's Board as the liaison director to serve both banks. He also went on the Board of the Auto Club of Washington (AAA), and served as Chairman between 1979 and 1983. The Gordon's loved to travel, and in his retirement days they managed to visit 49 Of the 50 States and over 50 foreign countries. In addition, they enjoyed many cruises and many winter stays on the ocean at La Jolla, California. In closing, it would be remiss not to mention Mr. Gordon's over 85-year membership in the First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Memorials may be made to the church or to the Vashon Heritage Museum, Box 723, Vashon, WA 98070. Please visit our online guest book at
KERRIGAN Jr., ROBERT DAVID Served in USAF. Died September 15, 2010 of cancer at age 45. Funeral arranger for many years. Loved his books, movies, boxing,and football. Beloved father of Christina and James, loving son of Kathleen and Robert Sr.; dear brother of Marie and Joan, fond nephew of Patricia Briggs, Sharon Morrison and Frank Briggs; uncle of Fankie, Tyler, and Bridget; and many friends. Funeral mass with military honors Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Ascension Catholic Church, 11292 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92124. Inurnment private at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Many thanks to the VA oncology team. Contributions appreciated to Veterans Hospital Care of Volunteer Services for Infusion Department, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, in memory of Bob. "Always have, Always will". Balboa Cremation Services (619) 563-8810
Ralph Leavern Simpson, "Tukey", Ralph Leavern Simpson, "Tukey," age 81, joined his family in Heaven on September 24, 2010 in St. George, Utah. Ralph was born February 5, 1929 in Ketchum, Oklahoma to George E. Simpson and Myrtle E. Wynn Simpson. He married Anna H. Schmitz in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1962., Ralph spent most of his life in Oklahoma, Idaho, Florida, California, Arizona, and Utah. He moved with family at age 18 to Idaho, where he joined the Navy in 1947. He served as an aviation machinist. Ralph continued to work as an airplane mechanic and in 1976 he became a Launch Service Mechanic for General Dynamics on the missile program at Vandenberg AFB in California until he retired in 1985., Ralph enjoyed reading Louis L'Amour books, his horses (when young), fishing on his boat, cooking for the Elk's barbecues, golfing with his buddies (later years), and spending time with is friends RV-ing. He loved puttering the day away on his little one acre ranch., He is survived by his wife Anna H. Simpson; his children: Danny (Joanie) Simpson of Florida, Merry Kay (Mark) Hardy-Bradley of Texas, Richard Simpson of Florida, Debbie (Auggie) Decker of Florida; step-daughters: Bonnie (Rick) Aden of Omaha, Nebraska, Dianne Nally of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers: Joe (Shirley) Simpson of Idaho, Donald Simpson of Salt Lake City, Utah; and sisters: Maxine Meadows of Idaho, and Orvilla Ekberg of Oregon. He preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 step-son., The family would like to thank Ralph's neighbors and friends who have helped during his illness., A memorial service will be held Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pine View Mortuary, 566 North Mall Drive, St. George, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary, 435-986-4222. For complete obituary and condolences please visit our website, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The in Ralph's name.
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.,
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Ross, CW4 Raymond E. September 5, 1925 - September 28,2010 Services Tuesday October 5 1:30 at Foothill Bible Church in Upland CA 91786.
Raymond G. Fuller, Jr. age 51, beloved husband of Linda (Fortier) Fuller of Southbury, went home to the Lord Sunday October 3, 2010 after a long courageous battle with kidney disease. He was born in New Milford on August 7, 1959, a son of Raymond G. and Theresa (Feli) Fuller, Sr. of Newtown. Ray grew up in Newtown and enjoyed farming on the dairy farm of his grandparents, Peter and Margaret Feli. He was a graduate of Newtown High School. Raymond served four years in the, on the USS Blue Ridge, based in Japan. Before his illness, Ray was employed as a union mason. He was a member of the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company and enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a brother, Jeffrey P. Fuller of Newtown; a sister, Cynthia Kerslake of Rhode Island; two uncles, George Feli and his wife, Norann and Francis Feli and his wife, Cathy, all of Newtown; his father-in-law, Lawrence LeClair of Southbury; several cousins and his best friend, John Segrest of Nashville, Tenn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St. Newtown Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.. Contributions to the Nelson Gelfman Dialysis Unit of Danbury Hospital, 111 Osborne St. Suite 211, Danbury, CT 06810 will be appreciated.
Ret. Air Force Captain Donald "Don" J. Auch flew his last mission September 22nd 2010 at the age of 76. After serving 20 years in the Air Force, he continued to fly for Redwood Aviation as Chief Pilot at the So. Co. Airport for 25 years while teaching ground school at the SRJC. Don also owned Spancky's Pizza in Forestville for 14 years making his famous bread sticks for all to enjoy! Don leaves behind a family full of many fond memories especially to his son Dan, daughter-in-law Michele; and his grandchildren Brandon, Justin, Tasha and Ethan. An open house will be held for Don on Sunday, Oct. 17th at 1:00 p.m. at 6093 Anderson Road, Forestville. Please come sit by the pond that he enjoyed and loved to show off.
Richard Jankowski, 68, of Indio, Calif. passed away September 24, 2010 in Palm Desert. He was born October 22, 1941 to Emery and Lucille Jankowski in Milwaukee, Wis. Richard worked in tire-related sales for over 40 years. He served in the
Richard L. Cooksey, 69, of Dawsonville died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at his residence following a period of declining health., Born April 4, 1941 in Ashland, Ky., to the late James Ernest and Foew Adell Cooksey, he had lived in Dawsonville for five years having moved from Camarillo. Mr. Cooksey was a retired mechanical engineer with D.A.C. with 12 years of service and was employed for many years with the 3M Company. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and was an avid hardcore golfer., Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Cathryn Cathy Cooksey, Dawsonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Lynda Cooksey, Dawsonville, Danny and Teresa Cooksey, Dawsonville; stepmother, Grace Adkins, Ashland, Ky.; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Patty Cooksey, Kentucky; granddaughter, Trista Tenney; great-grandsons, Taye Wilburn, Kyan Wilburn; nephew, Troy Cooksey; niece, Cynthia Cooksey Schrand., Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 9, at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Condolences may be sent to www.beardenfuneralhome.com. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.
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Former Corcoran and Hanford resident, Robert John Hernandez, II, 22, of Orosi, California entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Orosi, California. He worked in agriculture., Robert was born in Corcoran, California on April 5, 1988 to Robert and Sharon Hernandez. As a small child he was known as "Bubba" to his family and friends. He was raised and educated in Corcoran and 2004 his parents moved to Orosi, California where he completed his education. Robert enjoyed spending time with family, especially his father and younger brother Scott. He adored his mother whom he had great respect for. Robert also enjoyed times spent with his cousins and many friends from all over the Central Valley. He was known to many as "Macdre". Robert enjoyed writing rap music and "spitting". He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Robert will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him., Robert leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Robert and Sharon Hernandez of Orosi, CA; his brother, Scott Hernandez of Orosi, CA; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St. in Hanford, California on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 4 - 6 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 6 p.m. Following rosary, visitation will continue until 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Hanford on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hanford, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
Robert Rodriguez Garcia, 53, of Oxnard passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 29, 2010., Robert was born late in the year of 1956, in El Paso, Texas. Being raised between Texas and the Los Angeles area, he met his wife Yvonne while living in Azusa. They eventually settled in Oxnard, Calif., where they raised their three sons., Robert was a chef of 30 years and will be fondly remembered by his friends and family as a man of strong faith who was always there with a kind word and wonderful meals of the kind few can match., He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Port Hueneme, where he was frequently found in the kitchen doing what he loved most, cooking wonderful, elaborate meals for his friends and family. And visiting with those he loved., Robert is survived by his wife of 30 years, Yvonne; his son, Ruben and daughter-in-law Carrie; son, Robert; and son, Bryan; his mother and father-in-law, Dolores and Salvatore; sister-in-law, Tina; brother-in-law, Thomas; his mother, Elisa; step-father, Larry; brothers, Ruben and Frank; sisters, Elsa and Sylvia; and several nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles., Services, a celebration of life, will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church sanctuary at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 . Officiating will be Pastor Sean Chow. To view and sign the online guest book go to www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com. Camino del Sol, Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C St, Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
Robert S. Feller, D.D.S. retired, 81, of Mammoth Lakes and formerly of Silver Strand Beach-Channel Islands and Thousand Oaks, California passed away on September 2, 2010 unexpectedly while traveling to visit family in Washington State., He was born on January 23, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, the only child of William and Hannah Feller. He was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Cornell University, Class of 1950, earning a BA in zoology and chemistry. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Field Artillery, U.S. Army Reserve and graduated from the U.S. Army Artillery Schools at Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1950. He then worked with the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office as a marine biologist until 1952. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1956. He was appointed 1st Lieutenant, Army Medical Service Officer and proudly served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania and Korea. In 1958 he was commissioned U.S. Army Captain, and earned the following awards for his service: National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal., He opened his first dental practice in Harrisburg in 1958 and then moved to California in 1962 and shortly after, opened a practice in Thousand Oaks. He continued to practice dentistry there until January 31, 2002 when he retired. He had fond memories of many patients and friends he made while in practice. He was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association and an active member of the California Dental Association and the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society. He served as a regional consultant for Delta Dental and for the State of Californias Denti-Cal Program. Bob developed and founded the Conejo Valley Dental Study Group and helped develop the Eastern Sierra Family Dental Clinic in Mammoth Lakes, CA., He was lovingly married to his wife, Jean for 42 years and raised four children along with a variety of family pets. Those who knew Bob, enjoyed his outgoing personality, his sense of humor, his zest for life and his love of our country. He took pleasure in being a friend to many and helping others. He was an avid skier, walker, and enjoyed going to the gym and meeting up with his many friends. He had many interests outside of his profession and enjoyed discussing them with others. His family was the center of his life and he truly enjoyed the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was actively involved in his childrens activities including Boy Scouts, 4-H, ETI horse shows, track, cross-country, skiing and sailing., He is survived by his wife Jean, son Craig Stebbins of Seattle, WA (Stephanie), daughters Susan Bader of Phoenix, AZ, Carolyn Bruce of Meridian, ID (Daris), and Jennifer Tucker of Davis, CA (Ted), and grandchildren, Josephine and Ian Stebbins, Erik Bruce, and Charlie and Kenton Tucker. Bob will be missed deeply by his family and friends. His family will privately celebrate his life in the mountains where he spent many happy times with the people he loved., The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Post Office Box 7275, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546, (760) 934-0791, www.disabledsportseasternsierra.org.
September 25, 2010, Born in 1915 in Carbon, CA (a town later flooded for the creation of Lake Britton), Rusty was raised on a cattle ranch near Burney, CA. He skied uphill (both ways!) to attend schools in Burney and Fall River Mills., A graduate of Curtis Wright Technical Institute, He was an employee of North American/Rockwell/Boeing for over 45 years. He worked on the design and manufacture of aeronautic instruments ranging from WWII fighters, the X-15, the B1 bomber and the Apollo moon missions. He received a special commendation for his work on the Apollo program., He was preceded in death buy his wife of 62 years, Helen. H, e will be missed by his children, James Vedder of St. Maries, Idaho, JoAnn Perlis (husband Bob) of Ventura, CA and Christina Vedder of Livermore, CA; grandchildren Chris Aquelina (husband Jim), Anna Bradford (husband Doug), Robert Perlis Jr. (wife Karee), Jennifer Sabin (husband Kevin), Jonathan (wife Liz) and Suzette Vedder. Great-grandchildren Amy, Frankie, Ollie, Sadie, Allie, Cassie, Gabby, Genevieve, Lexy, Gabbie, Zach, Elijah and Zoe, and a baby boy Vedder on the way.
July 6, 1928 - Sept. 24, 2010, Ronald Allan Slinkard was called home by Our Lord on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 in Bend, Ore., Ronald Allan Slinkard was born July 6, 1928 in Essex, Mo. He moved to Camarillo in 1965 with his wife, Katie, and seven children. He worked in the aerospace industry all of his adult life and retired from Northrop Corporation in 1991. A faithful servant to the Lord, Ronald enjoyed attending church, gospel music, ballroom dancing and gardening., He is survived by his sons, Stephen of Camarillo, Paul (wife Laura) of Mendocino, Randy (wife Denise) of Redding; daughters, Kathy Hawk of Redding, Shelley Lindsey (husband Vince) of Bend, Ore.; brother, Andrew (wife Sheila) of Mesa, Wash.; sisters, Phyllis Hsieh (husband George) of Diamond Bar, Emily Forster (husband David) of Wakeford, Mich., Judy Lee (husband Warren) of Hartsel, Colo. He has 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., Ronald was preceded in death by Katie; sons, Kenneth and Phillip; brothers, Gabriel and Melvin., Viewing beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 105 NW Irving St., Bend, OR, and a Celebration of Life will follow at 12 noon. Services will be officiated by Pastor Troy Jones of Ventura, and burial will commence immediately after at Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend, Ore., Contributions can be made to Partners in Care/Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 in Ronald's name., Please feel free to express condolences to the family at our website: deschutesmemorialchapel.com, who is in charge of arrangements. "THANK YOU, FATHER, FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY." stated by Ronald on Sept. 22, 2010 before his journey home.
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Rosalyn passed away peacefully on September 13, 2010, in Santa Rosa under the loving care of Hanna House. She was the beloved wife of 37 years to the late Stephen F. Mason (1981) and devoted mother of the late Stephen F. Mason, Jr. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and is survived by her daughters: Janice Mason-Batson, Michel Mason Stong, and Judy Mason-White; her grandsons, who adored her, Dr. Garrett W. Brown, Griffin Mason Stong, Jordan Mason Stong, and Evan Mason-White; as well as her loving sons' in law, Phillip Batson and Stephen White. Her siblings, Mary Ellen Warner, Jerry Adams, and James "Buddy" Adams and all of her nieces and nephews, survive her with great love. Rosalyn married Stephen, an Air Force officer, shortly after World War II, and her life became a brave and adventurous experience. Her first assignment as a military wife was Post War Japan and from there, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and all of the United States became her homes. She and Stephen retired in Santa Rosa in 1976, continued their interest in sailing, entertaining friends, pursuing their avocations and caring for their family. Rosalyn was a longtime and active member of the Sonoma County Artist Round Table, painting, studying, and showing in local galleries. She was well known for her beautiful and realistic still life and landscape paintings. Rosalyn was always involved in charitable and community organizations throughout her life and was an active member of The Welfare League in Santa Rosa. The family wishes to send devoted thanks to Kerrie Hanna, David Hanna and the loving staff at Hanna House in Santa Rosa and Hidat, Mom's caring companion, for their devotion to our Mom. The excellent care and love our mother received for the past four years shall never be forgotten. We are grateful. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE. 525-3730
Rose Shoemaker, 88 of Hanford, California departed this life on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Hanford, California., Rose was born in Bakersfield, California on August 22, 1922 to Foo and Beatrice Hoy. She was raised in Hanford, California and educated at the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, CA. Rose married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence Adolph Shoemaker in Reno, Nevada and they have celebrated over 65 years of marriage. Rose was a member of Deaf Assembly of God Church of Fresno, CA. She taught bible study for over 30 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed creating a loving home for her family. Her hobbies included sewing, embroidery, crafts and quilting. Rose was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. She enjoyed camping with her deaf friends and was especially fond of Pismo Beach. Rose will be greatly missed by her family and friends., Rose leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Lawrence Shoemaker of Hanford, CA; five children, Edward Bock of Laytonville, CA, Rosie Bock of Oakland, CA, Larry Bock of Concord, CA, Cheri Smith and husband, Willie of Oakland, CA and Beri Shoemaker of Oakland, CA; five grandchildren, Aubrey Smith and husband, George Reynolds, Nichole Smith, Peter Smith, Aaron Bock, and wife, Holly, and Andrew Bock, and wife, Kayo; five great grandchildren, Lindsey Bock, Ainsley Bock, Lily Bock, Cole Reynolds, Penelope Reynolds and one on the way., Visitation will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 from 5 - 7 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Hanford District Cemetery, 10500 10th Ave. in Hanford, CA., Remembrances may be made to the donor's favorite charity., Condolences may be made to, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
MARCO, Rosemary Stadtmiller Mass of Christian Burial, 10am Tuesday (October 5, 2010) at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 2060 N. Vermont Ave. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Gates, Kingsley, Gates, Culver City, Drs. (310.837.7121)
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On June 30, 1959, a beautiful baby girl named Roslyn Rose Simon was born to the union of John and Josephine Simon while living in Palm Springs, Calif. Roslyn attended Cielo Vista Elementary and Palm Springs High School. She enjoyed working for Fish Louis market. She lived a carefree and very social life. She was a person who seized every opportunity she had to live her life to the fullest with enjoyment, excitement and even some craziness. God in his infinite wisdom and mercy called our beloved Roslyn Rose Simon home on September 15, 2010. She will be remembered and truly missed by all who knew her. Roslyn was preceded in death by her father, John Simon; her grandparents, Derotte and Arthur Taibadoux, and Bobbie and Ed Washington. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Kevin Unger; her mother, Josephine Simon; brother, Larry C. Simon; sister-in-law, Irene Simon; sister, Camile Simon Williams (Chareles); and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Roy was born in Upney, Sussex, England; after the War, he served in the RAF, then became a crane operator ("docker") loading pallets of freight on and off ships. He came to the US in 1962 and worked for the Port of Oakland as a crane operator, loading and unloading containers, until retiring in 1992. He met his wife, Nancy, at the Bull and Bush Pub in San Francisco; they married in 1970. Roy was a lifelong fan of old motorcycles, 1960's era "Dodgeasauras" automobiles and light plane flying. His favorite airplanes were his Aeronca Champ "Nancy" (now flying in the UK) and his current Cessna 120. He had a jovial and imposing personality, a great sense of humor, and loved being with friends and enjoying a good time. Roy served in the Civil Air Patrol, was a member of the Schellville Antique Escadrille, Petaluma Area Pilots Association (PAPA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Blenheim Society and the Shuttleworth Trust in England. Roy is survived by his wife Nancy; stepson Bruce Merrick (Michele) and family of Alberta, Canada; brother Derek Harriss and family of Australia; cousins in England; and a host of friends all over the world. He was predeceased by his beloved "mum" and his father in England. At Roy's request, no formal funeral service will be held, and his ashes will be scattered at sea. A Celebration of Roy's Life will be held at the PAPA Hangar at Petaluma Airport on Sunday October 17, 2010, starting at 1:00 p.m. A guide will be at the main gate of the airport (across from the 29er Diner Restaurant) from 12:30 p.m. to give directions to the PAPA hangar.
Rudy E. Sanchez, 57, of Indio, Calif. passed away September 27, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was born February 2, 1953 to Albert and Esperanza Sanchez in Indio. He married Cindi Sanchez on September 8, 1979 in Indio. He was an Arborist Asplundh for 15 years and a local DJ. Rudy is survived by his wife, Cindi Sanchez; sons, Rudy Sanchez, Jr. and Christopher Sanchez, all of Indio; sisters, Matilda Fusco of San Diego, Calif. and Norma De La Fuente of Cherry Valley, Calif.; mother, Esperanza Sanchez; brothers, Gilbert Sanchez of Indio and Mike Sanchez of Cherry Valley, Calif.; and also three grandchildren. Visitation will take place at 10:00 AM on October 4, 2010 with a Rosary at 12:00 PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Memorial Services will follow at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to The Fair Foundation, Palm Desert, Calif.
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Sally Ann (Brawley) Srock Patterson, 70, a former resident of Oxnard, died on Aug. 17, 2010 of metastatic cervical cancer at the home of her daughter Tammye in San Diego., Sally was born in West Plains, Mo., on Dec. 30, 1939, the eldest of three children born to Wright Simpson and Mary Ann (Ennis) Brawley of Eminence, Mo. She moved to Oxnard in March of 1950 where she graduated from Oxnard High School in 1957. Later that year, Sally married Larry Srock of Ramey, Pa., Although it ended in 1970, this marriage produced five children. Sally remarried in February 1975 to Robert "Bob" W. Patterson in Oxnard, and moved to San Diego County in 1976. Sally earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Counseling from National University in 1987 and a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Alliant University in 1992. Sally retired in June 2009 after teaching and volunteering as a TESOL/ ESL professor and elementary school teacher for 30 years at various community colleges, churches, and Christian missions in LA/San Diego Counties., Prior to entering the teaching profession, she was a civil servant/clerk typist working in Ventura/San Diego Counties. She had a passion for teaching as well as sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ., Sally is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Robert "Bob" Patterson of San Diego; four daughters, one son, two stepchildren: Wendy Wright of Bath, ME; Tammye (John) Martin of San Diego; Tracy Srock of North Hollywood; Kelly (Brent) Bonenfant of Mt. Vernon, ME; Randy Srock of Augusta, ME; Grady (Jessica) Patterson of Sammamish, WA; Joy (Michael) Alessi of The Woodlands, TX; eight grandchildren: John-Patrick and Christina Martin, Christian Butler, Marissa and Michaela Wright, Erin and Allyse Bonenfant, Kaitlyn Srock; sister, Judy Smith of Oxnard; and nephew, Douglas Smith of Franklin, TN. Sally was preceded in death by her brother, David Brawley Panaiff, and her parents., A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Pathways Community Church, 9626 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee, CA 92071. Interment will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego. In lieu of flowers/gifts, please donate in Sally's memory to: Tecate Mission, Attn. Willa Edmonds, P.O. Box 1000, Tecate, CA 91980.
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Stafford Paul Maruda, 93, of Vacaville, died on Sunday, Sept. 26, in Vacaville., He was born on June 30, 1917, in Winnipeg, Canada., A visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, with a graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. at Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery, 1707 Union Ave., Fairfield. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
STEVEN J. ANDERSON OCT 7, 1963 - SEPT 15, 2010 Steven James Anderson passed away on September 15, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon. He leaves behind his mother, Virginia Anderson and sister, Laura Anderson Mueller. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at St. Francis Episcopal Church at a new location at Light of Christ Lutheran Church at 4510 Crowell Road in Turlock. Memorials may be sent to St. Francis Episcopal Church at above address.
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Thad Sinor passed away peacefully two days after his 92nd birthday., Thaddeus Victor Sinor was born Sept. 26, 1918 in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School and was attending Bryant & Stratton College when he left with two buddies for California. When World War II broke out, he moved back to Buffalo vowing to return some day., Preparing to enlist, he worked at American Optical where he met his future bride, Eleanor Mary Petrocy. While waiting for further orders at Camp Crowder, Eleanor and Thad married on Nov. 13, 1943 in Joplin, Mo. Soon after, Thad was shipped to Hawaii where he repaired cameras for two years for the Army Signal Corp. After returning from the war, Thad and Eleanor began raising their two children, Beverly Ann and Dale Edward., He enjoyed working for over 10 years for Canadian National Railroad, moving from mail messenger up to chief clerk. During his spare time, he repaired watches until his entrepreneurial spirit got the best of him and he started Sinor's Dependable Jewelers on Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Cold winters and vivid memories of Los Angeles 25 years earlier finally got the best of him when he jumped up one Christmas and said, "We're moving to California." Selling everything, Thad uprooted his family and moved to California, the happiest day in his life, he said., Finally landing in Ventura, he purchased Airkem Professional Products, a business which he ran for 25 years. Living 45 years in Ventura, Thad played tennis and bridge and was a member of the Ventura Dance Club, but his favorite activities were at the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club at Channel Islands Harbor where he was a member for 20 years., He will always be remembered for his great impersonation of Jack Benny in the yacht club's Capers Review. After Eleanor passed away in February 2009, Thad moved in with his son Dale and daughter-in-law Kathie in Aptos, Calif. His great attitude and love of life was with him to the end. He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and endless repertoire of jokes., Thad is survived by his two children, Beverly and Dale; two grandchildren, Kirk and Jolene; and four great-grandchildren, Heidi, Quinn, Nicholas and Hayley.
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.,
Tim was born in Woodland Hills on March 14, 1991, and came home to live his life in Simi Valley. He attended Atherwood Elementary, Hillside Middle School and Royal and Apollo High Schools. He was actively involved in theater and BMX Clubs as well as The Boys and Girls Club and Viking football. Tim had passions for dirt biking, camping and fishing, cooking, golfing, snowboarding and bike riding. Above all, though, he lived for spending time with his friends and enjoying life. Tim listened to all kinds of music, from country to rap to rock and roll. He liked any movie that could make him laugh, but his favorite of course was The Fast and The Furious., While waiting to serve our country and enlist in the Marines, Tim worked hard in construction alongside his dad, Thor, everyday. He was always running through the kitchen asking his mom, Keelie, what great things were being mixed up that day and if he could help. He grew up close to his older sister, Melissa, never passing up an opportunity to tag along while teasing her and her friends. Tim and his stepbrother, Thor, grew up like any other boys, butting heads, but truly loved each other as brothers., The love Tim had for his family, friends and their families is evident to all who knew him. He always wore his love on his sleeve. Tims infectious smile and kind eyes will be missed., Tim, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, is survived by his mother and father, Keelie and Thor Thorsteinsson; his sister, Melissa; brother, Thor; grandfather, James Walker; his many aunts and uncles, cousins and his many friends. We love you Tim., Services will be held at the Cornerstone Church, 2080 Winifred St., Simi Valley at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Passed away peacefully September 4th 2010 at her home in Forestville at the age of 79. Tommye was born in Big Spring Texas and carried that big Texas attitude with her. Tommye was survived briefly by her husband Don Auch who passed away September 22nd 2010. Tommye was a nurse for many years and worked in Doctor offices in San Rafael and Petaluma. Tommye was a loving mother and grandmother to her son Dan, daughter in law Michele; and grandchildren Brandon, Justin, Tasha and Ethan. An open house will be held for Tommye on Sunday, Oct. 17th at 1:00 p.m. at 6093 Anderson Road, Forestville.
Van Buren Beane Passed away Saturday after a three and half year courageous battle against cancer. For those of us fortunate enough to call Van a Friend, his love of life, generosity, and compassion for others will be greatly missed. Van was born in San Francisco, CA in 1948, and graduated from El Camino High School in South San Francisco, CA in 1966. Following high school, Van enlisted in the, . After being honorable discharged from the United States Marine Corps, Van returned home to South San Francisco to start a family. Van and Rebecca were married in 1969 and started a family in 1971. Van began his career which evolved into his lifelong passion with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 85 in 1968, and served the local until his retirement in 2009. Van held numerous positions with Local 85 during his twenty plus years in office, spending his last 12 years as the principal officer for Local 85 (Secretary-Treasurer). Van is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca; three sons Van, Beau(Jessica) and Jay; two grandchildren Brandon and Cameron and two sisters Beverly and Pamela. Van was preceded in the afterlife by his brother Robert and parents Van and Ada Beane. Special Thanks to all Health Care Professionals who with love provided care and assistance during his illness. We would like to thank our friends and extended family for all their love and support. Friends may visit after 6 pm and are invited to attend a Vigil Service, 7 pm on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME, 977 So. El Camino Real in San Mateo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 880 Tamarack Avenue in San Carlos. Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to The
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Vincent Clarke Murphy Jr., 50, of Vallejo, passed away quietly after a long illness with his, sister Kathleen at his side., The son of Vincent C. Murphy Sr. and Ellen C. Murphy, Vincent was a retired police officer for Solano Community College and volunteered with the Solano County Sheriff's Jeep Rescue Unit as well as serving as a Vallejo Police Reserve Officer for three years., He was a member of The WBS since high school and lifetime member of the NRA., Vincent is survived by his sister, Kathleen, A. Murphy of Suisun City, Calif.; aunts and uncles, JoAnn and Walt Carslund, and Connie and Pat Metz; and cousins, Dennis and Mike Carslund, Janet (Carslund) Swiney, Craig Metz and Colleen (Metz) Rouleau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellen C. Murphy and Vincent C. Murphy Sr., Per Vincent's request, there will be no formal service. A celebration of his life will be held for family and friends at his sister Kathleen's house at a future date., Donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or by calling (904) 296-7350., Arrangements are under the direction Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, (707) 425-4697.
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Viola "Vi" (Van Horn) Leonard, age 95 of Bethel, died Friday, October 1, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. She was the widow of Edward Leonard. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., October 5, 1914, daughter of the late William and Sarah (Grimes) Van Horn. She worked at AT & T for 32 years before her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Bethel, loved to travel and spend time with her family. Viola is survived by her son, Robert Leonard and his wife, Arlene of Bethel; five grandchildren, Christopher Leonard and his wife, Liz, Karen and her fiancï¿½e, Rob, Jennifer and her husband, Geoff, Scott and his wife, Mary Helen, and Stephen; and three great-grandchildren, Richard, Andrew and Lucas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Bethel, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bethel. The family will receive friends in the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Monday evening from 6 to 9. Information and on line condolences at
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A Mass of Christian Burial for William James Knauff, 55, of Vacaville, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1791 Marshall Road, Vacaville. Father Mathew will officiate. Burial will follow at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Richmond, Calif., Bill passed away on Sept. 27 in Vacaville. He was born on July 13, 1955, in Berkeley, Calif., to William and Patricia Knauff., He had worked for the past 23 years at 7UP Bottling Co. in Vallejo., Bill had many interests. He was an A's fan, played softball in several local men's leagues and was involved in his kids' activities, coaching both Little League and Pony Tail softball. Bill also enjoyed old cars. He went to countless car shows and could often be found at the local Foster Freezes showing his Corvette., Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Sharon; sons, Wade and Brandon; daughter and son-in-law, Sierra and Daniel Carson, all of Vacaville; sister, Dolly Meletiou of Forbestown, Calif.; and numerous extended family and good friends., Funeral arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
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William (Bill) T. Volz, of Camarillo, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13 after a long fight with Parkinson's disease., He was a wonderful man and will be missed by his wife and love of his life Alice, his family and friends. Bill was born on Dec. 23, 1925 in New York, N.Y. He was proud to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps in World War II. He and Alice were married for 61 years. They met on the Fourth of July on the beach in New York where they dated on the Harley Davidson he bought after being discharged from the Marines. He was a motorcycle cop in the Bronx, N.Y., and an Iron Worker., Bill wanted a better life for his family and moved them from the city to San Diego, a place he fell in love with when he was stationed at Camp Pendleton. He worked for the Operating Engineers while going to school for real estate with his wife., Bill is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Linda Erickson and husband Ken; son, Bill Volz and wife Robin; daughters, Sue Haigler and Lori Cook; grandchildren, Tiffany, Travis, Annie and Lauren; great-grandchildren, Giovanni, Jonathan and Hayley. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Volz; brother, Robert Volz; and granddaughter, Tammy Haigler., Arrangements will be made at a later date for a Military burial by the family owned Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo. Please sign the guest book at www.camarillomortuary.com.
Winnie Register passed peacefully from her earthly home to a life that never ends in the presence of Jesus on Saturday September 25, 2010., She was born three years after her sister, Arline, to Gleason and Agnes Sweet in Auburn, ME. She grew up in Durham and graduated from Bates College with a Bachelor's in Mathematics and a "Down East" accent she never completely lost. After waiting for two years for her fianc, Fred, who was in the Navy serving in the Philippines, they married and moved "temporarily" to California for his last year in the service. They returned to New England and built a home in Connecticut, but they never quite lost their love of CA., They returned with their first son, Dan, on the way; Damon and Valerie soon followed. The family then moved from San Jose to Thousand Oaks in 1968., She had a variety of careers: US Navy payroll clerk, associate engineer at Lockheed, piano teacher, substitute math teacher, and over 22 years in the publishing industry. She felt her most meaningful roles in life were as wife and mother. She always made home, family, and friends her priority., Their faith in Christ was the foundation on which she and Fred built their lives. For the past 12 years they have worshipped with fellow believers at Emmanuel Presbyterian in TO. She was an accomplished piano player, and volunteered for years with the local community concert association, passing her love of music on to her children and grandchildren. She was also an avid reader., Winnie was loved by those who knew her and she will be deeply missed by her husband, Fred, of 56 years; son Dan, his wife, Ingrid, and children, Matthew and Aaron; son Damon, his wife, Rosa, and son Andrew; daughter Valerie and her husband, Ron, and daughters Amanda and Michelle and Amanda's husband, Andrew., A memorial service will be held to celebrate Winnie's life on Saturday, Oct 2, at 2:00 PM at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church at 588 Camino Manzanas in Thousand Oaks. She loved flowers but for those who prefer to make a donation, she supported God's Hidden Treasures in the Ukraine (www.godshiddentreasures.org) and the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra (www.cvyo.com).
HIROYASU, Yoshiko "Yo" (73), of Winnetka, California passed away at home on September 17, 2010. She was born in Alhambra, California on April 15, 1937. Yoshiko is survived by her loving husband Kiyoshi (Mike) with whom she celebrated fifty years of marriage in July of this year. She is also survived by her son Stuart Hiroyasu and daughter-in-law Michele; son Glenn Hiroyasu; and grandchildren Frank, Elizabeth, and Kyle Hiroyasu. In addition she is survived by her sisters Chiz Morita and May (John) Rivera; brother Mas (Ofelia) Kajiki; sister-in-law Dorothy Kajiki and her extended family of aunts, in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews. Yoshiko enjoyed hand crafts such as sewing, bunka, quilting, fabric painting, and doll making. She enjoyed traveling to different parts of our country, to foreign countries and especially going on cruises. Yo went on many daytrips with the senior center. Walking in the mall and socializing with her walking friends was a daily activity. Private services were held on October 2 at Kubota Nikkei Mortuary. Her family would like to thank family and friends for their support during her illness. She will be greatly missed by all. (213) 794-1449, www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com