Tuesday, October 5, 2010

California Obituaries 10/05/10



Agnes Punzet A 3 1/2 year resident of Belvedere passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on October 1st, 2010. She was 93. Mrs. Punzet was a native of Bonn, Germany. Mrs. Punzet chose to live with her daughter after her beloved husband Karl passed away. They enjoyed a marriage of 70 years. Mrs. Punzet is survived by her daughter Barbara Barbel Roberts of Belvedere, her daughter Helga Falk, son-in-law Hanns D. Falk of Luebeck Germany, five grandchildren Nicole Roberts of Tiburon, Niels Roberts, Scott Roberts both of Scottsdale, AZ, Katja von Maltzan and Jan Falk of Germany. Four great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and devoted caregivers Gail and Rosemarie. She will live forever in our hearts. Mrs. Punzet will be put to rest in Rhoendorf, Germany, where there will be a Memorial Service. Donations may be made to Hospice by the Bay or a charity of your choice.




SERRANO, AMELIA O. of Spring Valley Feb. 11, 1932 - Sept. 27, 2010 Viewing 10/6/10 5-9pm, Rosary 7pm; Service 10/7/10 12pm Garden Chapel, Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131 



ANDERSON (Bryant), Constance M.,

ANDERSON (Bryant), Constance M., 91, of Santa Barbara, CA died Sunday September 26, 2010 at her home. She moved back to California after many years of living in Honolulu, HI, Portland, OR, Tucson, AZ, Anniston, AL, and Los Angeles, CA. Her hometown was Walla Walla, WA. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Santa Barbara Lodge #605. Connie trained from an early age as a classical ballerina, danced with a Bob Hope Tour during WWII,




KAHN, ANNA Anna Kahn died Monday, September 6, 2010, at Silverado in Encinitas. Born Anna Bilk on November 1, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA. The middle child of three, she is survived by her brother Marvin Bilk of Lafayette Hills, PA and sister Jackie Fabel of Brigantine, NJ. She married Edward Kahn (1927-2002) in 1950. She lived in Chicago, Illinois where she gave birth to her first four children, then she moved to San Diego with Edward in 1960. She was active leader in CampFire Girls, fundraiser for Coronado Swim Association and Congregation Beth Israel. She was a devoted Jew, avid Padres fan and collector of Norman Rockwell who will be remembered lovingly by her seven children, Judy Kahn Quan (Ben) - Encino, Robin K Black - Chico, Debbie Williges ( Bill) - Benicia, Jerry (Angela) - Encino, Rosalyn Kahn Hyman ( David) Sepulveda, Mitchell (Ana) West Covina, April Linden ( Carl) San Diego, and her 12 grandchildren. A funeral was held on September 7,2010 at CBI. Donations can be made to the association for Frontotemporal Dementias.



Alaina Marie Stockdill

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.



Alan M. Braun

Braun, Alan M., August 4, 1948 - October 3, 2010, Alan M. Braun, 62, a local businessman, died October 3 at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica., He is survived by the love of his life Rhoda Levi, his mother Renee Braun, siblings Marc and Renny and loving extended family and friends., Alan was born on August 4, 1948 in New York City and moved to Santa Monica in 1970 where he founded Brauns Sport World, one of the first businesses to jumpstart the retail community on Montana Ave. He was known as the "Mayor of Montana Ave" and was greatly respected by the community., Alan was an avid cycling enthusiast, a charitable person and "mensch". He loved spending time with his devoted cat Barney and always brought a smile to peoples faces. Forever in our hearts, he will be deeply missed., Services will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at noon at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park Hollywood Hills.



Alasdair Conal Charleson

Alasdair Conal Charleson, 8/3/1969 - 9/29/2010, Alasdair was called to be with our precious Lord on Wednesday, September 29, 2010., He was a devoted and loving husband to Cheryl Charleson, was a beloved son to Alasdair "Sandy" Charleson and Joy Charleson, sister Fiona Tuttle and brother Ian Charleson, son in law Robert Tuttle and sister in law Karen Twyford, a loving uncle to Spencer and Keaten Tuttle and niece Brittany Craker, a wonderful step father to Becky Klingensmith and Lisa Rowland and a beloved grandpa to Colby and Kaden-Paul Klingensmith., Alasdair loved his friends and family so much. He also loved the outdoors, camping, jeeping and fishing with his wife, friends, brother and nephews. He also enjoyed and loved all the time he spent with his dogs and cats at his home., He will truly be missed by all who knew him. We will all hold him dear to our hearts and love you very much., In lieu of flowers or gifts, please give any contributions to the National Diabetes Assoc. or the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.



Albert W. Bias

Albert W. Bias, 90 of Shingletown passed peacefully in his sleep October 2nd, 2010. Al served two years in the Conservation Corps to support his mother (widowed) and two young brothers during the great depression learning to operate trucks and heavy equipment. Skills he used his entire life. Al served in the Army during WWII as a Tank Commander, achieving the rank of Tech Sergeant. Al drove big rigs his entire life, retiring at the age of 78. Al was a member of the Shasta Mining Assoc. and the Lost Dutchman Mining Assoc. Al was born in Liberty, OK, September 21, 1920 to Everett Bias and Lucy Barnes. Preceded in death by brothers, Ernie, Jesse and Arvel, sister Addie and son, Albert E. Bias. Al is survived by his bride of 64 years, Ruth, brother Art of Apache Junction, AZ, children, Judy (Ray), Tahlequah, OK, Allan (Debbie), Peoria, AZ, Bill (Carrie), Stockton, CA, Kenneth (Susan), Bella Vista, CA, Bonnie (Bob), North Bend, OR, Laura (Russ), Monticello, GA, Larry, Redding, CA, Sarah (Pat) Burlingame, CA, 32 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 7 at Allen & Dahls in Palo Cedro, CA. Graveside services to follow at Inwood Ogburn Cemetery in Shingletown.



Ana Marie "Anita" Prado

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



Andrew Vedda

Andrew Vedda, Resident of San Jose, Entered into rest on Oct 1, 2010. Born in San Jose, CA Mar. 1, 1933. Andrew is survived by his devoted sons, Steven and Michael Vedda, Judith Vedda (mother of sons), Brother in-law Norman Berryessa, 2 aunts (Della Winklemaier and Mary Ferrari), several cousins, 1 nephew (David Berryessa) and 3 nieces (Catherine, Denise, and Susan)., Andrew was preceded in death by his mother Katherine and father Sam, and loving sister Shirley Berryessa (Norman)., Andrew was a dedicated employee at Lockheed for 30+ years. His lifelong hobbies and passions included photography, wine collecting, and gardening., Services will be held on Friday Oct 8th at 11:30am, at Lima Family Mortuary in Santa Clara. More info at:



Angelina (Angie) Guerrero

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Ann Hare

Hare, Ann, 86, of Tustin, passed away peacefully Sep 29th, 2010. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Mr. Cass Hare and her later companion, Mr. James Carpenter. She is survived by her son, Garry Hare (Ann); daughter, Lynda Poe (Bob) daughter, Mary-Kay O'Dell (Jim) and daughter, Kristy Vos (Steve); 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Tustin on Thurs Oct 7th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. and Interment will follow at 2:01 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mary's Kitchen where Ann served the homeless.



Armen Condo

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Arthur Nobuyuki KAWAMOTO

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BROWN, Helen Wilkinson

BROWN, Helen Wilkinson Helen Wilkinson Brown died September 25, 2010, in Friday Harbor, Washington. She was an avid Scrabble player until the last few months. Her son David visited her daily during her four-and-a-half year stay at Islands Convalescent Center, where she was loved by residents and staff alike. Born Helen Ensign Wilkinson on August 10, 1915, in Great Falls, Montana, to Fannie and Sam Wilkinson, she always considered herself a ?Montana girl.? She graduated from Carleton College in 1936,




GOEBEL, BRYAN RAY MOONEY June 9, 1995 to Sept. 30, 2010 Bryan Goebel - a beloved son, grandson and brother - passed away Thursday. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was 15. Bryan attended St. Augustine High School, where he was an accomplished swimmer. He also competed for the St. Augustine High School Swim Team and the Mission Valley YMCA swim club. He will be remembered for his bright smile, competitive zeal and good nature. Bryan is survived by his parents, Dan Goebel and Kelly Mooney; his sister, Caitlin; and grandmothers Marion Mooney and Mary Anne Goebel. A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Octobert 5th, at Ascension Catholic Church, 11292 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Tierrasanta. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 6th, at the same church, followed by a burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Dr., San Diego. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Augustine High School, attention Ed Hearn, president, Bryan Goebel Memorial Scholarship fund. Bryan, we miss you, and will love you forever.



Barbara Garcia

Barbara Joan Garcia, Resident of Milpitas, Entered into rest Thursday, September 30th 2010, age 73. A native of Oakland California born September 5th, 1937 and resident of Milpitas for the past 30 years. She was a devoted companion of Gilbert Foster. Loving mother of John Solomon, Randy Solomon, Michael Garcia, Cindy Darling and Frank Garcia (deseased). She is also survived by Doris Robertson (sister) and Richard McGuiness (brother), seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren., The family invites you to attend services and reception on Wednesday October, 6th at 11:00 AM. Lima Family Cedar Lawn, 48800 Warm Springs Blvd. Fremont CA. 94539.



Barbara Jean McFeely

Barbara Jean McFeely Passed away September 24, 2010 in Yuba City. Graveside services will be at Sutter Cemetery Friday, October 8th, 2:00pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277 




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NISHINAKA, Ben (87), passed away peacefully on September 30th. Beloved husband of Hatsue Nishinaka; father of Gwen (Leonard) Imada and Jeri (Richie) Mendoza; grandfather of Lindsey, Kevin, and Courtney Imada, Brandon and Kristin Mendoza; brother of Tomotsu Nishinaka of Japan, Mariko Ryono, and Lily Ray. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 10th, 3 p.m., at Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City., (213) 626-0441



Ben Nishinaka

Ben Nishinaka, 87-year-old resident of Gardena, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2010. Ben was born in San Pedro. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010, 3:00 p.m. at Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City. He is survived by his beloved wife, Hatsue Nishinaka; daughters, Gwen (Leonard) Imada and Jeri (Richie) Mendoza; grandchildren, Lindsey, Kevin and Courtney Imada, Brandon and Kristin Mendoza; brother, Tomotsu Nishinaka of Japan; sisters, Mariko Ryono and Lily Ray; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.



Berit and Ronald Jurs

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Bernard James "Jim" Way

Retired 1st "SGT" Bernard James "Jim" Way, Resident of San Jose, 7 Dec 1936 - 22 Sept 2010 Age 73. Jim, a loving husband and friend passed away Sept. 22nd of Myeloma Bone Cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Rosalind Way and siblings Wayne, Gary and Lenora., Jim could only be described as Honorable. He loved his country and served 20 years in the US Army. He received several commendations, metals and awards. Jim will be forever loved and missed., A memorial service will be held on Tues. October 5th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Home 1840 S. Center Ave. in Los Banos. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. at San Joaquin Valley Nat'l Cemetery 32053 W. McCabe Rd. in Gustine., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research on behalf of Jim Way.



Betty Ann Baldwin

Betty Ann Baldwin, 74, of Paso Robles died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at her home, with her children and grandchildren at her side. Betty was born in April 1936 in Muncie, Ind. She was a 44-year resident of Paso Robles and enjoyed fishing, painting, gardening and traveling. She had been employed by Safeway for over 25 years and assisted her husband at his business, Expert Muffler of Paso Robles. Betty Ann is survived by her sons Randall Baldwin (Arlette) of Kenai, Alaska, and Richard Baldwin of Paso Robles; daughter, Betty Jo Mercer (Mark) of Paso Robles; sister-in-law, Pat Hunteman of Paso Robles; seven grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Baldwin; parents, Henry and Helen Hunteman; and brother, Robert Hunteman. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at the Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home, 1703 Spring St. in Paso Robles. Internment will take place at Paso Robles District Cemetery. Gifts, memorials and donations can be made in Mrs. Baldwin''s honor to the . Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Bill Mundy

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Blossom Rose HOLLANDER

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Bonnie J. Ryerson

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Bonnie Lee Worthington

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



Bowden, Wilhelmine

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Wilhemine Bowden Nov. 1916 - Oct. 2010 Resident of Berkeley Passed away in Berkeley, California on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. She was a long .....



Brandon Kyle Tetherow

Brandon Kyle Totherow, 25, was born on September 19, 1985 of parents Kip and Debi and left this world on September 29, 2010. A life-long resident of Redding who was so deeply loved by family and friends. As a young adult, he loved football and baseball. He loved motorcycle riding, hanging out at the lake and could fix anything mechanical. He also loved camping and vacationing in Las Vegas. Brandon worked in the construction field for the past eight years. Although Brandon never had children, he loved little ones very much. Brandon could light up a room with his smile and his very out-going personality.When Brandon was around everyone was happy. Brandon left behind his parents, Kip and Debi, brothers, Michael and Beau Mojarro, sister, Kayla and nephew, Gavyn Michael Koza. He is also survived by paternal grandmother, Polly Totherow and maternal grandfather, John McDonald. Donations can be made to: CR Gibbs American Grille on Hilltop Dr. Ask for Cari Defazio, or any manager on duty. A viewing is scheduled from 3-6 p.m. for friends on Friday October 8th at McDonalds Chapel. Services are scheduled for October 9th, 2010 at 11 a.m.. They will be held at Redding First Church on N. Bechelli Lane. (Parking lot of the Big Flag) Brandon will be deeply missed.



Brother Edmund Wallace Ryan

Br. Edmund W. (Wally) Ryan, S.J., Resident of Los Gatos, Brother Edmund Wallace Ryan, S.J., 83, died September 30, 2010 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was a Jesuit Brother for 59 years., Wally was born June 4, 1927 in Sioux City, Iowa, the third child of Leo and Margaret Ryan. The family moved westward, first to Kansas City, MO, and then to Colton, California. He attended San Bernardino Valley College, 1946-48, studying business administration and then took a job as a salesman in a clothing store, first in Sacramento, and then Oakland., He had been considering the religious life for some time and answered a magazine ad promoting vocations to the Jesuit Brothers. He was accepted as a postulant and arrived at Sacred Heart Novitiate, Los Gatos, on May 30, 1951. Upon completion of the novitiate training in December 1953, Wally served as buyer for the novitiate community and as an assistant in the Novitiate Winery office, where he took charge of production control records., In 1958 Wally began a long association with Bellarmine College Preparatory, remaining there for forty seven years. His primary work was as manager of the "Co-Op" store, which supplied the students with food, drink, and the other necessities of school life. He also managed the athletic equipment for the teams, coached baseball, and in the days when Bellarmine had boarding students, served as dorm prefect as well., Sports, especially baseball, were Wally's passion. He was a good and highly successful coach, working with the freshmen (1960-63) and junior varsity (1964-76) teams, developing players for Bellarmine's varsity. The school newspaper reported that Wally "worked tirelessly with his boys, making many excellent players out of average ones, and super-stars out of excellent ballplayers." His JV's won many league championships and once had a 38 game winning streak., He was well loved by the students and greatly admired by faculty and coaches. The yearbook noted, "There isn't a day most Bellarmine students won't run into Brother Ryan, whether it is at the co-op for a morning snack, at the baseball field for an afternoon workout, or at the dorm in the evening.", With his health failing, Wally retired to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in May 2005, praying for the Church and Society, and keeping up with the events at BCP through a steady stream of visits by coaches and alumni., Upon his golden jubilee as a Jesuit in 2001, Wally reflected on his life as a Brother: "I realize the great debt of gratitude that I owe to God and my family, my fellow Jesuits and my Bellarmine familyYears of association with my fellow Jesuits, the faculty, staff, and especially the students, has been spiritually fulfilling and a great joy to my life.", Wally is survived by his sisters, Colleen (Leo) Beel of San Diego, Kathy (Art) Duran of Palmdale, Terri (Bill) Surratt of Rockhill, SC, nephew, Bill Lane, of Redondo Beach and many other nieces and nephews., Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Leontyne Chapel, Bellarmine College Preparatory, 960 Hedding Street, San Jose 95126. Please park in the school lots off Hedding Street. Interment Thursday, October 7, 10:00 a.m., Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara 95050. Donations in memory of Br. Ryan may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031. Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills, Los Gatos, CA



Bryan Douglas Meegan

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




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Carmen Martinez Reyes

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Carol Fitton

CAROL LEE FITTON Passed away 9/30/2010, age 72. A 20 year resident of Riverside. She was born November 19, 1937 in Bellaire, Ohio. A graduate of Martins Ferry High School A devoted wife of 50 years to David Fitton. Carol is also survived by 2 daughters, Brenda Strader of Riverside and Dawna Illiano and her husband, Lou, of Anaheim; 4 grandchildren, Stephen, Sarah, Dominic, and Taira; 1 great-granddaughter, Alyssa; her brother, Charles Moore of Columbus, Ohio; many loving nieces and nephews. Born the daughter of Elwood Moore and Sara Thomas Moore. She was a descendant of the Stone & Thomas department chain founded in 1847. She was also 5th generation great-granddaughter of Elizabeth "Betty" Zane, a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier. Proceeding her in death was her brother Richard Moore a retired E9 from the Air Force in Nebraska and her sister Betty Moore Hersey of Martins Ferry, Ohio. A proud member of the American Legion and



Carolyn Louise Arcino

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.



Carolyn Page

Carolyn Page, Resident of San Jose, On Sept. 29, 2010, our dear Mother passed away in her home surrounded by her children. She fought a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She's preceded in death by her late husband, Virgil R. Page., She was the only child born to Carroll and Vivian Crolley. Her father was a Baptist minister and her mother was a church organist and home maker. She was raised in Arkansas. Her family later moved to California. She worked as a Secretary at Linder's Hardware Store in Tulare, Ca. where she met and fell in love with Dad. They married and moved to San Jose where he could pursue his education at San Jose State University. Dad was the love of her life. They were happily married for 37 years., While helping to raise the family, she worked part-time. She was very active in PTA, as well as a Sunday School Teacher at Alum Rock Covenant Church. She worked 22 years for the City of San Jose. She was Secretary to Police Chief Joseph Mc Namara., Mother was a very soft spoken lady, ever patient and full of dignity. Her home was always filled with love. Everyone who knew her, immediately fell in love with her. She cherished her family and her blue eyes would light up when family would come to visit her. Nothing was more important to her than being surrounded by family. She was proud of her Irish roots and loved working on the family's genealogy. She was a kind, sweet woman who never complained, never said "no", and always wanted to make others happy. She often said she didn't want to bother anyone. She taught us to forgive and forget, faith, love, generosity, and to accept the things in life that we can't change. She never asked for anything, but always gave of everything that she had. Mother taught us to laugh at life and to say, "I love you" often., She leaves behind her 3 children Michael (& Vicki) Page (of San Jose), Greg (& Stephanie) Page (of Turlock), and Lori (& Jimmy) Jones (of Milpitas) as well as 4 grand children, (Dawniel, Lindsay, Aaron and Adam) and 4 great grand children., She didn't want anyone to be filled with sadness or shed any tears; At her request, no services will be held. Donations may be made to the of Santa Clara County.



Cassinova Migual "Cass" Jackson

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.



Chandler Stuart Moisen

Moisen, Chandler Stuart, 54, was born October 18, 1955 in New Hampshire and passed away at his home in Newport Beach, CA. Stuart is survived by his sons, Chandler and Matthew; parents, Chandler and Dolores; brother Stephen (Gretchen); sisters, Virginia (John) d'Arbeloff and Margaret (Michael) Hughes; nephews, Benjamin and Samuel, and nieces, Kaleigh, Margaux and Abigayle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 10:00am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Balboa Island. Stuart spent his youth in Barrington, Rhode Island, where he loved the ocean, hockey and especially golf. A most favored caddy at the Rhode Island Country Club, he was also a member of their State Championship Caddy Team. After graduating from Babson College, he began his career at Peat, Marwick and Mitchell. Later joining management at the Vail Corporation in Vail, Colorado, his favorite accomplishment was being part of the team that developed Beaver Creek Ski Resort. Moving to New York City, and later Denver and California, he was independently involved in Municipal Bond financing and Tax Advisory. A loving family member, a supportive and giving friend, Stuart will be always in our hearts, sorely missed on powder days, and never forgotten. Donations in Stuart's honor may be made to: NARSAD: The Brain and Behaviour Research Fund (516) 829.0091 or



Chandler, Kathryn Gail

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

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Charlotte Matz

CHARLOTTE ESTRELLA MATZ Age 106, resident of Riverside for 75 years, passed away 10/02/2010 at Chapman Convalescent Hospital. Charlotte was born 01/01/1904 in Pueblo, Colorado. She is survived by one son, John Kenney of Riverside and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be private. Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 To offer further condolences please visit



Christina "Chris" Chan

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Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson, 47, of Weaverville died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144). 



Cirilo Gomez Hernandez

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.



Claire Constantino

Claire Constantino 2/3/1922 - 10/2/2010 A long time Peninsula resident and mother of twelve children passed away peacefully at home Saturday evening, October 2nd, 2010 at 88 years of age. Claire was a proud third-generation San Franciscan, and a graduate of Lowell High School. She was a beloved wife, for thirty-six years to the late Paul J. Constantino, a Burlingame Realtor, and was preceded in death by sons, Marc and David. Claire was a strong and independent woman, who enjoyed her adult years traveling far across the world. She attended many study tour groups to learn about the customs of people in foreign lands. She shared her love and enthusiasm for travel with her family and friends. Claire was a passionate supporter of the Arts, including the Filoli Gardens, the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, study lecture programs, and the San Mateo Library Foundation. Her hobby was photography and her picture taking skills were exceptional. She is survived by ten children, namely Doris Osterling, Paul Jr., Joan, and John all of Burlingame. Thomas of Redwood City, Philip of San Mateo, Carl and Bob of the Redding area, Catherine of Napa, and Ken of Hillsborough. Also thirty-five grandchildren and thirteen great-grand children, her sister, Diane Opie, of Foster City and numerous nieces and nephews. Claire's generosity and unconditional loving nature will always continue to inspire her family and those that were touched by her generosity. Her life was blessed by God, as she lived and died well. May she rest in peace. The Constantino Family would like to thank the Sterling Court Senior Living Facility, The Sutter Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, the Sutter Health Services at Mills-Peninsula Hospital, and private care givers for their skilled care and support of our mother. There will be a prayer service at Crosby N. Gray Funeral Home in Burlingame on Thursday, October 7th, at 7:30 P.M. A private burial service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Condolences may be offered to the Constantino Family at P.O. Box 1403, Burlingame, CA 94011. Contributions in the name of Claire Constantino to your local schools are encouraged and welcomed.



Clarence Maurer

Clarence William Maurer, Resident of Fairfield, CA, Clarence Maurer born in Tremont, PA on January 22, 1915 died peacefully in Fairfield, CA on September 30, 2010. Clarence's love of California began when he came to Stanford on a basketball scholarship. He then served as Captain in the Army Air Corp during, . Upon discharge he returned to California and married his childhood sweetheart Joan Sharp who predeceased him in 1965. He raised his 3 children in Millbrae CA. Clarence was a real estate broker for most of his career opening Real Property Sales in Burlingame CA. He is survived by his son, Larry Maurer and daughter-in-law Linda Maurer of Vacaville, CA, Joanna Musgrove of Pollock Pines, CA, Sally Marie Becker of Burlingame, CA and two grandchildren, Jonathan Peter Becker and Elizabeth Joan Becker., There will be a private family burial at the Golden Gate National Cemetery. A celebration of Clarence's life will be held in the near future; invitations forthcoming. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hanna Boys Center, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476-0100. CROSBY-N. GRAY & COMPANY (650) 342-6617.



Claudia Mae Villalpando

Claudia Mae Villalpando Claudia Mae Villalpando, 69, of Marysville, CA passed away quietly at her home with her family by her side on October 1, 2010. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona, February 7, 1941 to Gertrude and Claude Steen. Her family soon moved to Marysville. Claudia attended Marysville High School. She was married to Jose Villalpando for 50 years. Claudia was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for the St. Josephs Catholic Church Thrift Store. She also enjoyed watching old western movies and cooking. She is survived by her husband Jose; her children: Jose Villalpando Jr. and wife Candis, Debbie Woloszyn and husband Joe, Becki Griffith and husband Jeff; Grandchildren: Amber Emigh (Pat), Amanda Deaton (Evan), Joey and Stefan Woloszyn, Phillip Trujillo, Amber Niegel; Great-grandchildren: Luke and Madison Emigh, Chandler and Kennadie Deaton, Owen Trujillo; sister Rosemary Palacio; cousin Donny Gibbs, brother-in-laws: George Villalpando (Pat), Albert Villalpando, Trinidad Banuelos (Barbara), Marcos Banuelos, Federico Banuelos (Yolanda); sister-in-law Emerita Banuelos- Rodriguez (Adrian); as well as numerous relatives and friends in the local area. Claudia was preceded in death by her parents Gertrude and Claude Steen. The family of Claudia would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Sutter North Hospice and to the many who prayed for her during this difficult time. A Graveside Service is planned at the Sutter Cemetery on Butte House Road, Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:00am. A Celebration of Life is to follow at the Sutter Youth Organization, corner of Acacia Ave. and Butte House Road. Send Condolences at



Curtis Breckenridge

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Czeslawa Dyszynski

Czeslawa Dyszynski 4/1/1927 to 10/1/2010 Czeslawa 'Cesia' Dyszynski, beloved wife of Stanislaw 'Stanley' Dyszynski for 59 years; devoted mother of Kris, Barbara and Mary; cherished grandmother of Karl, Glen, Jill, Stefan, Christina and Joana; dear mother-in-law of Scott, Richard, and Shannon; loving sister of Zbyszek, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers Wladek and Zbyszek. Cesia was born in Nieswicze, Poland. When she was 13 years old, she and her family, along with one and a half million other Polish citizens, were deported by the Russian Army to Siberia. Cesia and her family were released 2 years later when Russia joined the Allied forces. Her brothers joined the Polish army and navy. Her mother and older sister, Halina, did not survive the poor conditions in the camp in Uzbekistan. Cesia was sent to Valivade, India where she proudly earned a teaching credential. She later moved to England where her brother Zbyszek introduced her to Stanley. In 1951 they were married, and prior to moving from England to the United States, son Kris and daughter Barbara were born to this loving couple. Cesia and Stanley ultimately moved to California where daughter Mary was born. Cesia loved to travel, garden, dance, and most of all, gather her children and grandchildren for meals and laughter. In the last ten years of her life, the resiliency and determination that helped Cesia survive the Siberian labor camp served her well as she managed her deteriorating health due to kidney and heart disease. Cesia never complained as she underwent dialysis, multiple fractures due to osteoporosis, and other ailments. She drew strength from her faith in God and her husband and family, who were devoted to her. She will be lovingly remembered as the courageous, patient and strong woman she was, and be missed so very, very much. In lieu of flowers, we ask that Cesia's memory be honored with charitable donations to the, , Lowiczanie Polish Folk Dance Ensemble of SF or to a charity of your choice. A funeral mass will be held at St. Pius Church in Redwood City on Thursday, October 7th at 10:30 AM. Friends are welcome for a visitation during the hour before mass at the church. A private burial will take place on a later date.



DEATH NOTICE: October 5, 2010

CONLEY, Margaret Ann: 95; of Goleta; died Sept. 29; memorial Mass 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Raphael Catholic Church; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. 




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Dale W. Lloyd

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Daria (Seckofsky) Paris

Paris, Daria, August 31, 1950 - October 2, 2010, Our wonderful, vibrant, truth-telling, feisty, warm, caring Daria is gone. We counted on her telling us the truth, even when it hurt. We relied on her judgment, even when she was mad at us. She was constant, true, not subtle, button pushing and real. In our lives she cannot be duplicated. Her family & Hollywood friends will miss her terribly. Each of you who loved her know what she meant to you. Give thanks. She is survived by her mother Ada, brother Jonathan and sister Amy.Donations:animalwelfaresociety.org



David Asatani

David Iwao Asatani, DDS, MS, Resident of Covina, CA, 12/1/1931 - 9/29/2010, David passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his brothers, Herbert and Robert, nephews Herb Jr., Steve, Paul, Dan, and niece Lisa, as well as five grandnephews Alan, Ryan, Andrew, Zachary, and Nicholas, and grandnieces Brittany and Lexie. Born in San Jose, Ca., he attended Santa Clara High, San Jose State University, and graduated from Loma Linda University with a DDS degree in 1959, followed by an MS degree in orthodontics in 1968. He practiced for 51 years in Covina, Ca., and was a member of the American Assn. of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and San Gabriel Valley Dental Society. David loved fishing and was the consummate fisherman whose skill and passion for the sport were known to many., A memorial service will be held Oct. 16, 2010, at 5:00pm at the Mountain View Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1425 Springer Rd., Mountain View, Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to his home church, Mountain View Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church, 195 N. Rengstorff. Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043.



David Eugene Robinson

David Eugene Robinson December 4, 1939 - September 30, 2010 David Eugene Robinson, 70, was greeted at Heaven's gate by Jesus Christ and in the arms of his loving wife that he so dearly missed, Charlene. He will be missed by his daughters, Carol Bean and husband James, Cheryl Mauck and husband Tommie, and Terrie Brown; grandchildren, Mike Hamma, Daniel Reece, Sheila Ramirez, Michele Etheridge, David Hamma, Shannon Mauck, Jacob Brown and their respective spouses; his 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Charlene Marie Robinson; his parents, Ezra and Louise Robinson; son-in-law, Gary Brown; and great granddaughter, Brooke Hamma. David, also known as "Gene" worked as a Plastering Contractor for 30 years. He entered the Real Estate Industry as a partner with his wife and he truly enjoyed this to the end of his retirement in 2005. Our dad's absolute love, devotion and caretaking for our Mother, showed us what is truly important in life. His example will help carry our family through this difficult time. A private family celebration of his life will be held in his honor.



David F. Alonso (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of David F. Alonso October 17, 1971 - October 5, 2006 Four years gone but never forgotten. Love and miss you my friend. Love, Roxanne P.S. Happy early birthday



David Kason

David Medina Kason, 71, of Riverside, Calif. passed to a new life on September 27, 2010. He born on June 29, 1939 in San Dimas, Calif. to Mohammed Bakish Kason and Cecilia Medina Kason and his parents moved to the Coachella Valley in 1950 where he attended and graduated from Coachella Valley High School in 1957. He joined the United States



David Kopels

David Murray Kopels, Resident of Cupertino, 8-21-1973 to 9-29-2010, After graduating Cupertino High School he attended college in Colorado., Dave excelled in individual competitive sports; earning a green belt in Judo, winning County & State Wrestling Championships, and Professional Motocross races. He was a licensed plumber and ran his own company. Davy loved animals his entire life., He is survived by his parents, Barbara and David Kopels, his brother, Rob Kopels, his girlfriend Yvette Barboza, and his 6 yr old daughter Kylie Kopels., Services will be on October 6th, 11:00 a.m. at the Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy. Visitation - October 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Info at



Deborah Ann Bothwell

Deborah Ann Bothwell, 54, of Escondido died Friday at a Redding motel. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Delbert Worsley Smith

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Delena Gnesa

DELENA "Toddy" GNESA, 90, of Lompoc passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. www.starbucklind.com



Diane Heather Gordon-Erikson

Diane Heather Gordon-Erikson, age 52, passed away quietly in her home surrounded by family on Friday, October 1, 2010 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Born February 1, 1958 in Aberdeen, Scotland to father, Robert Gordon and mother, Tecla Brunozzi of Assisi, Italy whom he met and married soon after the war, Diane was the youngest of 4 siblings. In 1985, at the age of 27, Diane realized her lifelong dream and immigrated to the United States. She settled in the South Bay to pursue a career as an artist and website designer. In the course of these pursuits, Diane made many friends and touched the lives of countless others with her spiritual advice, infectious smile, generosity, wit and charm. She leaves behind her husband of 16 years, Robert; as well as her mother, Tecla Brunozzi; sisters, Marie and Angela; brother, Christopher; numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dogs and cats. She will be missed. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Green Hills Cemetery, 2:00 p.m. Please sign the guestbook at



Diebert, Harold J.E.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Harold J.E. Diebert OCEANSIDE -- Harold J.E. Deibert, Sr. (Capt.Retired), was born December 22, 1932 in Washington DC. Harold is survived by his beloved .....



Donald Burr

Donald R. Burr "Chief", Long time Resident of Campbell, Don was born September 17, 1934 in Grass Valley, CA. He entered into rest peacefully on October 3, 2010 after a challenging illness. He is survived by the love of his life, Darlene whom he was married to for 58 years, three children, Donald Jr., Cheryl Murphy and Julie Villalpando, son-in-laws, Tom Murphy and Ed Villalpando, ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Ruth Burr, three sisters and three brothers., Don served in the, . from 1951-1954. He settled in the City of Campbell, CA. Don was hired by the Campbell Police Department on October 1, 1956. From February 1972 to December 31, 1987 he served as the Chief of Police for the City of Campbell. Throughout his career with the Police Department, Don diligently studied to earn both his BA and Masters degrees at San Jose State University. After retiring from the Campbell Police Department, he was elected to the Campbell City Council in November 1988, and then again, in November 2000. He served as Mayor for four terms. He served his terms intermittently. Don termed out in 2008. This officially ended his service to his beloved City of Campbell. Don, also took on the duty as Interim Chief of Police for the City of Milpitas for six months in 1997 for which he felt very honored., For leisure time, Don loved to be with his wife, Darlene, traveling, and spending time with his family. He, also, enjoyed playing golf with his friends. Don truly leaves a legacy of love and respect with his family, friends and co-workers. He is loved and will be missed by many!, A Rosary will be held, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Lucy's Church, 2350 Winchester Blvd., Campbell. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lucy's Church. Local arrangements by DARLING FISCHER CAMPBELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to: The MDS Foundation, 4573 S. Broad St., Ste #150, Yardville, NJ 08620, Chromosone 9P- Network P.O. Box 524, Appleton, WI 54912, or Campbell Veteran's Memorial, P.O. Box 622, Campbell CA 95009.



Donald E. Hansen

Donald E. Hansen, 86, of Brookfield, husband of the late Muriel (Hammonds) Hansen, died at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, October 3rd. He was born in Waterbury on January 9, 1924, son of the late Edward M. and Lillian (Westburg) Hansen. Mr. Hansen received his BS in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. He worked as an electrical engineer for Branson-Sonic and Mosler Safe Co., both in Danbury where he held numerous patents. He was a Veteran of, , proudly serving in the United States, Air Force where he was a fighter pilot flying the P-47. He enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, camping and playing croquet. He was a creative builder, working on many projects around his home. He was also an avid reader, and in later years, enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his two sons, Karl E. Hansen and his wife, Oyuma of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and David A. Hansen of Danbury; his daughter, Kathy J. Sercel and her husband, Jeffrey of Hollis, NH; his special friend and companion, Betty Johnson of New Milford; and his five grandchildren, Dana, Amy, and Laura Sercel, Lisa and Anna Hansen. He is also survived by his brother, Alan M. Hansen of Pleasant Ridge, MI; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield, on Thursday, October 7th at 11:00 am. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family. Friends may call at the Brookfield Funeral Home at 10:15am. Please make a donation to your favorite charity in his name in lieu of flowers. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at



Donald Harry Neu

NEU-Donald Harry Neu, 77, passed away Friday, September 24, following a long illness. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on September 18, 1933, he was the youngest of Marcel and Tillie Neu's four children. After graduating from Manasquan High School, he attended



Donna Tipton Pruitt

Donna Tipton Pruitt passed away September 25, 2010 at home in Red Bluff. She was born May 20, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. She was a Homemaker and mother. She is survived by five daughters, Mary Tipton, Red Bluff, CA, Judy Fernandez, Nancy Tipton, Joy Roman, Gerber, Sharon Baremore of Idaho one son Gilbert Tipton of Anderson, CA, two sisters, Ginny and Alberta, Georgia, one brother of Shasta Lake City William. She was Preceded in death by Lamar Pruitt and a daughter. She has 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Services will be October 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Faith Hope & Love Ministries, 21941 Chara Ave, Gerber, CA.



Doris First

DORIS FIRST Doris First, age 82, of Hemet, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010. Doris was born on March 27, 1928 in Colorado, and lived in Hemet for 21 years. She was employed by Anaheim School district for 28 years, where she worked as the cafeteria manager and was also a school bus driver. She enjoyed to read but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Doris was a very smart, friendly, giving and loving woman who will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Doris is survived by her children Kathleen Parker, Eileen Wilfong, Robert Read, Steven First, Terry Huffman, David First; step-children Laulene Foster and Jack First Jr., plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave, Hemet, where family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 4 to 8pm. Interment will be private.



Doris Revie

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Dorothy M. Red

DOROTHY M. RED JAN 30, 1918 - OCT 1, 2010 Dorothy lived 92 years, 9 months. She is survived by five children: Pauline Benson of Merced, CA, Eddlene (Charles) Sterner of Mena AK, Georgia Guinn of Modesto, CA, Trecia (Kent) Rogers of Modesto, CA, Gene (Vickie) Red of Fremont, CA, 13 grand- children, 33 great-grand- children, and 17 great, great, grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Paul Red, grandson Larry Guinn, granddaughter Vickie Rogers, great-grandson Johnathan Sterner, and two sons-in-law, Elbert Benson and Frank Guinn. A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 4-8:00PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. A service will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2:00PM at Lakewood Funeral Home Riverside Chapel. Contributions made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1732 Miller Ave., Modesto, CA 95354. Guest book available at, www.lakewoodhughson.com



Dystiny Meyers

Dystiny McKenna, Rose Gene Myers, Dystiny McKenna Rose Gene Myers of Santa Maria, age 15, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2010., Dystiny was born in Tuscon, Arizona on August 18, 1995. She has lived in Santa Maria since the age of 5 months. Dystiny has attended Adams Elementary, Alvin Elementary, Robert Bruce where she graduated 6th grade and finally El Camino Junior High where she completed the 8th grade. Dystiny was full of energy and she enjoyed singing and performing at every chance she got - at home, in public and in church. She was often singing the lead in many productions in the children's choir at Pacific Christian Church and enjoyed snow camp trips with her youth group. Dystiny was full of life and the love she carried in her heart was known by all those who knew her well., Dystiny was a child full of life and promise and is survived by her grandmother Kathlene Rose Clark, whom cared for and loved this child like her own., Dystiny is also survived by mother Aileen Myers of Santa Barbara and father John Bedford or Tuscon, Arizona. Dystiny is also survived by her brother Johnathan, 17, and Joshua, 11, and her uncles, Adam and Kelly Myers of Ceres, CA, Aaron and Michelle Myers, of Hermosa Beach and Andrew Maria of Santa Maria, along with many cousins., Dystiny was preceded in death by her cousin Angel Myers, who passed away at 2 months old., Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Pacific Christian Center, 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, CA with Pastor Rick Bloom officiating. Burial will follow at Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Edith Joan Jennings McAleney Tanner

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 F. Kearney

Edward passed away October 2, 2010 in San Pedro. He was born June 26, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a 62-year resident of San Pedro. Edward worked with his friends Phil and Richard at Pierce Bros. Garage for 20 years and was a life member of the San Pedro



Edward Patrick Andrada

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 R. Schmidt

EDWIN R. SCHMIDT APR 5, 1922 - SEP 30, 2010 Longtime Modesto resident, Edwin Schmidt, passed away September 30, 2010 shortly after suffering a stroke. Born in Ashley, ND, Edwin moved with his parents and four siblings to Lodi, Calif. in 1936. He served in the, Air Corps and remained proud of his time as a pilot. Ed met his beloved wife, Joanne Flynn at an ice cream parlor in Tempe, Ariz. and they married in October 1944. Joanne preceded Edwin in death at the young age of 64 in 1993. Edwin completed his military service in 1945 and Ed and Joanne settled first in Lodi where their three children were born. Ed was a furniture retailer his entire life, first at Newfield's in Lodi, Neeley's in Bakersfield and then at Slater's Furniture in Modesto, where the family moved in 1954. Ed managed the Modesto store for over 40 years, during which time he most enjoyed the design aspect of his work. He had an eye for putting a room together and brought his high standards and hard work to every project. Ed retired from Slater's twice, but celebrated with a party finally in 2000. He never hesitated to offer his opinion on how things looked and people enjoyed his humor and wit. Well dressed, always, he cared about the impression he made. His clients became friends and Ed and Joanne hada wide group of friends in Modesto and a close-knit family in Lodi. Their children, nieces and nephews enjoyed summer trips to Lake Tahoe and Capitola and thought of all of their aunts and uncles as one. Ed also was a lifelong golfer, member of SOS and Springcreek Golf Club. Ed and Joanne traveled with friends to Hawaii, Palm Springs and always found a golf course to tackle. To family and friends, Edwin was, to the end, a man of strong opinions, quick humor and fierce independence. His was a life, well lived. Edwin leaves his three children: Cheryl De Boer of Ripon, CA, Robert Schmidt of Modesto and Sue Schmidt Pritzker of Portland, OR, four granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind sisters, Viola Dollinger, Freida Costa, and brother, Oscar Schmidt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Flynn Schmidt and his sister Hertha French. A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, Oct. 7 at 10:00am at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson in the Heritage Chapel. Viewing before the service, 8:30-10:00am. In remembrance, donations may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356-9259 or National Alopecia Areata Foundation at, . Online guest book available at:, www.lakewoodhughson.com



Efren Ramirez Jr.

EFREN RAMIREZ, JR., a resident of Santa Maria, passed away in San Luis Obispo October 2nd at the age of 31. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria. 



Eleanor Mixsell

ELEANOR MIXSELL of Lompoc died Sunday, October 3, 2010, at the age of 94. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, directors. starbucklind.com 



Elizabeth Kohler

ELIZABETH A. LEHMAN KOHLER Elizabeth A. Lehman Kohler ended her battle with Pancreatic Cancer September 28th, 2010 at Loma Linda University Hospital. She was 69 years old. She moved to California from Detroit, Michigan in 1963 finally settling in Hemet in 1980 where she resided for her remaining 30 years. Liz, as most people knew her, was the only child born of Annie Hargraeves Fielding and George Dewey Kohler on January 2, 1941 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a little sister to 2 loving older brothers (Austin "Bud" Stanzel, now deceased, and George Vieira) who protected her and allowed her to get into mischief. As a child, Liz was known as Liza Jane. She had long, thick, red hair she wore in 2 braids. She often recalled that once a boy in her elementary school dipped one of her braids in an ink well, obviously flirting with the cute redhead. If you look closely at her 1st Communion photo you\'ll notice dirty fingernails. She liked to run with the boys. She had been playing baseball with the neighborhood kids that day and unwillingly came in just long enough to be photographed. Although she had tiny hands that barely spanned an octave she had a gift for music and could play complicated and difficult pieces flawlessly. Her children remember times when she would play Claire de Lune and Moonlight Sonata with passion. She is survived by her brother Georgie, her 4 children; Todd Chantler, Greg Chantler, Lisa Smith and Lori Rucker; 13 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren; and her 2 doggies. Raising her children was her first priority and she worked tirelessly to give them the best life she could. As a single working mother, she sacrificed much to do that. Her strength, courage, and dedication to the ones she loved were admirable qualities for all to strive for. Real Estate and Insurance were her "bread and butter". She gave personal attention and generosity in her business and took good care of those who used her services. She owned Lands Realty and Lehman Insurance for about 20 years. Her children would like to share their deepest feelings of gratitude and love for her. She was always willing to sacrifice her own comfort for their needs. We will miss her smile, her laugh and her wisdom. We will always love you Mom. A memorial service will be held this Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at noon at the Miller Jones Mortuary: 1501 W. Florida Ave, Hemet, CA 92543. A graveside dedication will follow at San Jacinto Cemetary. A reception for family and friends will be held later that day. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to benefit the .



Elizabeth Torres

Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif., For more: 



Enge Margarete Schoellhorn

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.



Eva Quinones Ramos

Eva Quinones Ramos December 8, 1939 - October 1, 2010 Eva Quinones Ramos was born in Penuelas, Puerto Rico on December 8, 1939. Mami came to California in the 1950's and had been a resident of Lamont and Bakersfield for over 40 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jorge Quinones. Eva married Jorge and had five children. She was a devoted mother to Zoriada Quinones and husband Roberto, Connie Cordova and husband Geraldo, William Quinones, Jose Quinones, and Jorge Quinones Jr. She was a cherished grandmother to Jennifer Santana, Elizabeth Santana and husband Joseph Garcia, Reynaldo Santana and wife Maggie, Daniel Quinones and wife Crystal Arroyo, and William Quinones Jr. She was a great-grandmother to Ramiro Romero, Yazmin Santos, Jorgie Santana, Mia Santana, D'Angelo Quinones. She was also loved by numerous other family members and friends. Eva gave herself to the Lord and loved Him with all her heart. She was kind, loving, and always light-hearted with a great sense of humor. She was loved by many and always had a kind word to say. Special thanks to the staff at Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Darci Page and Lacy Scritchfield. Thank you to all the staff at Hoffmann Hospice for their wonderful care and the staff at Evergreen Nursing Facility for their hard work and care and a special thank you to David and Rachel De La Rosa for all their love and support. Eva will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family. Mami, In God's care you rest above, and in our hearts you will always be. We love you Mami. Wake service will be held today, Tuesday, October 5, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., both at Greenlawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 3700 River Blvd. Greenlawn Mortuary



Evelyn Yukiko NAKATA

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Evelyn Yuriko Nakata

Age 73, passed away on September 28, 2010 in Torrance. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank (Clara) Onishi; sister, Patricia Fujinami and her husband, Edward Nakata; survived by her children, Glen (Tina) Nakata and Darlene (Jacques) Gautreaux of San Lorenzo, CA; grandchildren, Haley and Austin Nakata; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 11:00AM at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. (213) 749-1449



Father James Mifsud

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Faustin Mazeris

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



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Flegel, Viola Lillian (Giedt)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Viola Lillian Flegel, age 95, of Chandler, Arizona, and formerly of Lodi, passed away on September 25, 2010. She was born on November 9, ..... 



Florentino Somera

Florentino S. Somera, Resident of Mountain View, Oct. 13, 1912 - Oct. 1, 2010, Florentino was the beloved husband of 62 years of Emilia Somera; loving father of the late Jay Somera; dear brother of Avelina Sana of San Jose, and Eugenia Somera of the Philippines. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. A native of Cabugao, Philippines, age 97 years and a member of the U.S. Army WWII. He was a Psychiatric Technician at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park, and at El Camino Hospital where he was known as "Chief." He was one of the first Psychiatric Technicians at El Camino Hospital in the 1950's., Florentino was a founding member of the Cabugao Association of Northern California (CANCA), and a member of American Legion Diosdado M. Franco Post 714., Visitation will be on Weds., Oct. 6, 2010 from 12:00-9:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View. Funeral Mass will be on Thurs., Oct. 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Mtn. View. Entombment will be at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto., To view/sign guestbook go, to:



Francisco Javier Hernandez

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.



Fred Boes Jr.

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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Gabriel Jacob MARKS

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Galvan, Antonio J.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Antonio J. Galvan passed away peacefully on October 1st, 2010, just eighteen days prior to what would have been his ninety-first birthday. Born on ..... 



Gary Lee Crawford

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.,



Gary Windbigler

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Gene H. Rippe

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Georg'Ann Gross Cutter

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

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.



George Bottest

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George Martin Fritz

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 Laster

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.



Gostan Bebla

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Gregory Harold Bullis

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GEORGE, HARRY JOSEPH Harry Joseph George, age 76, of Springdale, Arkansas, died October 3, 2010 at his home. Harry was a kind and gentle man and loving husband. He spent most of his life in San Diego as an insurance broker; he graduated high school from Saint Augustine in San Diego. He was a member of the, , the Scottish Rite Masonic lodge and First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Diego. He was preceded in death by his parents; Jeanette and Joseph George and stepfather; George Amancio. He is survived by his wife Sondra George; two brothers Joseph George of Orange County, CA , and Frank Giorgio of San Diego; two stepsons Charles Leidlich of Virginia Beach, VA and Keith Leidlich of Lexington, KY; two stepdaughters Kim Reed of San Diego, CA and Valerie Machado of Springdale, AR, 10 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville. To sign the guest book please visit, . Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.




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Harold Junior Hage

Harold Junior Hage passed away in his home with family by his side on October 3, 2010 after a long battle with heart disease. He was 80 years old. Harold was born in Minot, North Dakota on August 21, 1930 and moved to California with his family in 1942. He was the beloved husband to his wife Joanne, married on December 31, 1951. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the, , and raised his family in Ukiah, the Bay Area and Sonoma. Harold retired after 35 years of service as a Bread Delivery Man, and moved to Covelo where he and Joanne ran the Black Butte Country Store and RV Park for 11 years. Harold and his wife decided to move to Ukiah, and have resided there since 1994. He was predeceased by his father Harold, mother Neoma, and sisters Beverly, Sandra and Dorothy. He is survived by his sisters Shirley Ray and Lynn Wright; brother Paul Hage; daughters Cindy Carson (Craig) and Karri McAsey (David); grandchildren Kristina Lewis (Stephen), Gary McAsey (Shelly), Nanci Hage, and Mathew Coolidge; great-grandchildren Zachary Ricetti, Cameron Golden and Jonathan Golden. Harold will be remembered for his good humor, contagious laughter and love for everyone. He loved having his family and friends around him, and was passionate about spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed visiting and golfing with his buddies up at the golf course, playing the piano, and developed an interest for art after taking his first art class at Mendocino College at age 76. He will truly be missed and we will hold the treasure of all the memories he has given us dearly. A memorial service will be held on Thursday October 7th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Eversole Mortuary of Ukiah. We would like to show our sincere gratitude for the assistance of Phoenix Hospice.



Helen Holman

HELEN HOLMAN, 87 of Arroyo Grande passed away October 2, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, CA. 



Helen Wasel

Helen E. Wasel Long-time Los Altos resident and local teacher dies at 88. A resident of Los Altos for over 60 years, as well as a teacher for the Los Altos School district for 25 years, has passed from complications from Alzheimer's. She was 88. Helen was born on September 29, 1921, in Pierre, South Dakota, to Thomas and Marguerite Mannagh. She grew up on the old Spanish 5 ranch, and enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. She was an academic stand-out at Pierre High School, winning numerous awards for scholarship, and was active in her class reunions until the late 1990s. Helen first came to the Bay Area in 1938 with her mother, Marguerite, having been accepted to UC Berkeley. Her mother started a real estate business in Berkeley that soon expanded, due to the influx of war workers coming to the Bay Area. Helen met her husband, Albert (Al) Wasel as a result of her mother's real estate work, and they were married in 1946 after his return from serving as a naval aviator in the Pacific during WW II. Having moved from Berkeley to Palo Alto in 1952, Al soon joined Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. as a research scientist, and later entered Stanford University, earning a doctorate in mathematics. Helen was soon employed in a variety of jobs at Stanford, including assisting in the cataloging of the Stanford Hoover Institution's vast, newly-acquired holdings on Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia, an effort that would lead to a life-long love of libraries and librarianship. She also was an assistant director in the Graduate Placement office at Stanford. In 1953, while living in Palo Alto, Helen and Al purchased land in Woodland Acres, in unincorporated Los Altos, where Al designed and built a mock-Tudor home where they would live from 1955 until 1960.1959 saw the birth of their son, Jeffrey, as well as move, in 1962, to a new home above Loyola Corners, across the street from Los Altos Golf and Country Club. This was to be Helen's home until her passing and was instrumental in fostering a life-long love of Los Altos and its environs. 1967 saw Al's death from cancer and Helen's subsequent entry into San Jose State, where she would earn a Masters in Librarianship, as well as her California teaching credential. Upon completion of her courses, she was employed by the Los Altos School district, first as a teacher, then as a teacher-librarian, and later, as head librarian, retiring in 1985. She was consistently lauded for the quality of her teaching and introduced countless children to the joys of reading. She would continue to substitute in both Los Altos and Palo Alto School districts until the early 1990's. Upon finally retiring from teaching, she worked as a volunteer at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital until 1995. She was an active golfer at the Los Altos Golf & Country Club, as well as enjoying outings to jazz concerts and talks at Stanford University and was active in UC Berkeley alumni events. During her life, Helen pursued a love of travel, visiting Europe numerous times, as well as extended stays in Mexico and Hawaii. She had recently visited Poland, as well as enjoying a white water rafting excursion and visits to southwest tribal archeological sites. Helen is survived by her son, Dr. Jeffrey J. Wasel, PhD, his wife Tamra, and his daughter Emma. A memorial service will be held at St. Simon's Catholic Church, 1860 Grant Rd., Los Altos, CA on October 7 at 10:00 AM in the chapel. The family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation in Helen's name in lieu of flowers.



Herb Richards

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Higgins, Andrew

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Andrew J. Higgins October 5, 2010 Today, Oct. 5, marks the anniversary of the birth of our only child, our son Andrew J. Higgins. ..... 



Hollis Logue Jr.

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Howard Barnes

HOWARD BARNES JUL 23, 1927 - SEP 29, 2010 Howard Barnes was born in Limestone Gap, Oklahoma, on July 23, 1927. He was the third and youngest son of James F. and Vin (Featherston) Barnes. His family moved to California during his youth, establishing their home in the Marysville and Yuba City area. Howard and his wife, Lillian Marie (Martin), were married in Carson City, Nevada on September 20, 1947. Howard and Marie settled permanently in Riverbank, California in 1957, where they raised their family together. Howard was retired from Contadina Foods in Riverbank, where he had worked for many years as an electrician and instrument technician. Following retirement, Howard and Marie were able to enjoy many years of travel and a myriad of hobbies. Howard particularly enjoyed all sorts of new technical gadgets and was ever curious to learn about new technologies. Howard was a poet, philosopher and story teller who never tired of visits with family and friends. Early on the morning of September 29, 2010, in his home with many of his loved ones present, Howard's long and happy life came to a close. Always ready with his wit and wisdom, Howard will be missed by all who love him dearly. In addition to his wife Marie, Howard is survived by his children; Michelle, Scott, David and their loving spouses. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and his brother Odes Barnes. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 800 Sylvan Road, Modesto, CA.



Howard Mailliard

Howard Mailliard It is with great sadness that we announce Howard Mailliard, 77, passed away on September 23, 2010. Born in 1932, to the pioneer Mailliard family, a 4th generation San Franciscan, he lived in the Bay Area most of his life. He graduated from Town School where he made the first of many lifelong friends. He attended the Taft School where he was well known for his comical antics, as well as his prowess on the basketball court. He attended both Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley and had trouble knowing which "Big Game" team to support. He enlisted in the Armed Forces in 1954 and served two years in Germany where he managed a lively social life despite the austere conditions. Howard led a bit of a unconventional life, choosing not to pursue the family business at Mailliard & Schmiedel, but forging his own path. This path led him to entrepreneur endeavors from Goodyear Rubber Co. to Ratto Rubber and his most recent, Cal Cedar Homes. He was a hard worker, committed to his staff and an honest businessman of the "Old School." Above all, Howard was a gentleman of great warmth and humor. Howard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Tonya Wildman Mailliard; Daughters: Page, Lynn and Jeanie Mailliard; Grandchildren: Sarah, Tracie, Nicholas, Ben and Timmy. Howard is also survived by his devoted family members, Suzi and Lottie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Jean Mailliard and sisters, Nancy Peck and Jeanie Green. Services will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 4:00p.m., St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA. Donations can be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 3391 N Buffalo, Las Vegas, NV 89129.



Hubert A. Leufkens

HUBERT A. LEUFKENS, 82, of Santa Maria, passed away October 2, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory.




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Ignacio Ventura Alvardo

MR. IGNACIO VENTURA ALVARADO, age 53, passed away October 1, 2010. Resident of Santa Maria. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary. 



Illah B. Perrin

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.



Irene A. Oliveira

Irene A. Oliveira Passed away peacefully September 29, 2010 at Rideout Hospital due to a long illness. She was born in Oroville, California on May 31, 1941. She attended Live Oak schools and graduated from Notre Dame High School and Yuba College, with major studies in English and Accounting. She started working for Sutter County Welfare Department where she served for 46 years. One of her unfulfilled goals was to see her 50th anniversary working for Sutter County. Irene was a precise, accurate, efficient, thorough and loyal employee and was well respected by County Administration Office Supervisors, the Human Services Department and all staff workers. She will be missed by all, Irene was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Live Oak, under the sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Gridley, the Native Daughters of the Golden West, The S.P.R.S.I. Portuguese Lodge and the Sutter County Employee Association. She will be remembered as an independent, loyal, kind woman who was always ready to help a person or family in need. Irene is survived by her sister, Mary, her cousins Fernando Oliveira (who was like a brother to her), his wife, Wendy and their children, from Novato, CA Alberto Oliveira, his wife, Rosa and their daughter, from Aveiro, Portugal, and her favorite Tia, Pureza Oliveira, from Aveiro, Portugal. She is preceded in death by her father, John Oliveira, her mother, Herminia Oliveira, and her brother, John Oliveira. Irene sends blessings to all of her family, friends and co-workers, who are invited to a Rosary on October 7, 2010 at 7pm, at Ullrey Memorial chapel, 117 Almond St., Yuba City, CA; a Funeral Mass will be on October 8, 2010 at 10am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 4960 Broadway, Live Oak, CA, with the burial immediately following at Live Oak Cemetery, 3545 Pennington Rd., Live Oak, CA. Send Condolences to



Irene Madeline Camacho

Irene Camacho, Irene Madeline Camacho, 68, returned home to our Heavenly Father on Sept. 26, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 7, 1942, where she was raised by Manual and Carmen Camacho along with two brothers and two sisters., She moved to San Bernardino, Calif., in 1969 where she was involved in many community activities such as church, local theater, PTA, and cub scouts. She then moved to Barstow, Calif., where she continued her community involvement's. She joined the Stater Bros. family in 1982., Irene was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She is remembered as a dedicated member of St. Joseph Church community. Her parish involvement included Our Mother of Perpetual Help Prayer group, a member since 1998, and coordinator from 2000 to 2004; Perpetual Adoration Chapel Hourly coordinator, member and hourly coordinator for three years; St. Joseph Prayer Group member since 1994; "Crusista", sponsored numerous men and women to live their weekend through Cursillo; Martha's Meals Co-leader, bereavement ministry that provides meals for families who lost loved ones; Parish Council, member and president; Eucharistic Minister, Soup Kitchen, and R.C.I.A., faithful Santa Claus for yearly Christmas celebration. Dressed as Santa, Dora the Explorer, Easter Bunny, and a clown for both children and adult celebrations. Always fed and provided food, desserts, and hospitality for all that she was involved in., Although she is gone, she will not be forgotten in the hearts of all those who loved her and held her dear to their hearts., Irene is survived by her sons, Donald Lopez and his son, Daniel of Colton, Calif., Dennis Lopez, his spouse, Debby and their children, Keanu, Julian, and Lexington of Idaho, and Desi Woods and his son, Brandon; daughter, Lisa and her children, Johnny Jr., Alfonso, Corina, James, and Sabrina of Victorville, Calif.; sisters, Diane Montano of Baldwin Park, Calif., Patricia Cruz (Pepper) of New Mexico; brother, Patrick Ceniceros Sr., (Molo) of Victorville, Calif.; and her fiancé, Joseph Sanchez of Barstow., Irene is preceded in death by her parents and bother, Michael P. Ceniceros (Toy)., The celebration of Irene's life will be remembered on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 505 E. Mt. View. Visitation will be at 9 a.m., Rosary at 10 a.m., followed by the commemorative funeral service (Mass) at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest at Rose Hill's Memorial Park in Los Angeles.



Irene Wittmayer

Irene Beatrice Wittmayer, (Bea), Irene Beatrice Wittmayer (Bea), passed away peacefully the morning of September 30, 2010. She was born on June 25, 1911 in Sheffield, Texas, to Pinkney Sherrod and Audrey Meinecke. When Bea was 12 years old, she and her family moved by car from Texas to California, crossing the Southern California desert on the wooden Plank Road. They settled initially in La Jolla and as a young girl, she helped in her mother's restaurant before the family moved to Santa Barbara, where she lived for several years. Bea and her first husband, Harold Edwards, had one daughter Beatrice Gwendolyn before the marriage ended in divorce. Later Bea married Stan Lane, and had a second daughter, Roxanne. The family moved to Santa Maria where Bea worked for PG&E for 17 years. In 1970 Stan died, and for some years Beatrice remained a widow., In 1975 Bea met Ray Wittmayer of Southern California, while on a group golf trip to Hawaii. Ray recalls noticing her beautiful smile right away as well as her impressive golf swing! They married on May 1, 1976, and have been devoted to each other ever since, spending many happy days camping with the Traveleers, fishing, golfing and enjoying the company of family and friends., Some of the fondest memories of her grandchildren were the many picnics at Waller Park, and the delicious meals at "Grandma's house." She was a master at all types of handiwork, whether it was knitting, crocheting, needlepoint or hand-hooked rugs. She also loved to paint, both watercolor and oil, and her many paintings of people, nature and flowers are enjoyed in the homes of family members. Bea loved to garden, and her fuchsias were especially lovely and prolific with blooms (or "ballerinas" and "fairies" as her grandchildren fancied them)., Bea loved the Lord, and was a true believer in Jesus Christ. She also loved her family and grandchildren, and helped us understand our roots. She and Ray continued to be pillars in the family always making everyone feel connected to family, and certain of their love., When her grandchildren were young, Bea had little cups for each with their names on them, ready for hot chocolate; and a candy jar was always ready with peppermints, toffee, and caramels when they visited. When it was time to leave her house after a visit, Bea showered her grandchildren with quite elaborate "Good-byes" standing out by the driveway, waving and blowing kisses. What a send-off she'd give us! And now, our dear one, it's time to give you a "send-off." We lovingly send you off to the arms of the Lord with hearts over-flowing with gratitude and love, knowing we shall miss you so very much!, Beatrice was preceded in death by her daughter, Bea. She is survived by her husband, Ray, of Santa Maria; her daughter Roxanne; her grandchildren; Virginia, Valerie, Victoria, Ted, Jeffrey and Jason. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Tom, Heidi, Danita, Dan, Eric, Ruben, Patrick, Karina, Lydia, Emily, Gavin, Jack, and Jenna, as well as her great-great-grandchildren Logan, Summer, Kai and Abigail, with three more on the way., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to City of Hope at, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Isaac Hernandez Navarro

MR. ISAAC HERNANDEZ NAVARRO, age 85, passed away October 2, 2010. Resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and, Memory



Isabel Deleon

Isabel DeLeon 54, of Marysville passed away September 30, 2010. Visitation will be held at Lakeside Colonial Chapel, 830 D Street, Marysville CA on Friday October 8, 2010 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277



Isoletta M. Silva

MRS. ISOLETTA "IZZY" M. SILVA , age 89, passed away October 1, 2010. Resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.




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JOHNSON, JIMMIE LYNN May 16, 1936 to Sept. 28, 2010 Jimmie was born in Munday, Texas. He moved to California as a young boy and lived in El Cajon and attended Bostonia Elementary School. He moved with his parents back to Texas and resided in Fort Worth. He was employed at Texas Steel for several years. He then met his future wife Shirley Ann King, who lived on the Diamond L. Ranch. They were married February 7, 1953. Their first son, Jimmie (deceased) was born in May 1954, their second son Michael (deceased) was born July 29, 1956, their next son Rick was born February 4, 1958. Mr. Johnson and family moved back to El Cajon in 1959 and Steve was born on July 15, 1959. Susie (Scoot) was born 10 years later on April 22, 1969. Mr. Johnson was a roofer for 17 years in Texas and El Cajon. Mr. Johnson also was a member of Carpenters Local 2398. In 1969 Mr. Johnson learned how to rebuild Volkswagen motors in his garage where he presently lived. After a year he decided to open his own repair shop in Santee, CA called Johnson's Bug Machine. After leasing 12 years on Magnolia, he purchased the property on Mission Gorge Road. He owned and operated it for 30 years. When he retired his son Steve took over as Manager for the next 10 years and was assisted by his son, Shane Johnson. Steve had worked for his father since he was 16 years old. Mr. Johnson's hobbies were off-road racing and Nascar racing and his favorite driver was #48 Jimmie Johnson, formerly of El Cajon. Mr. Johnson passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from Cancer with his loving daughter Susie, son-in-law Andre, granddaughter Rikki, and wife Shirley by his side. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley, pre-deceased by two sons, Jim and Mike. Surviving daughter Susie Johnson-Ferrez, Rick Johnson, Steve Johnson and sister-in-law Marie Stricklin (Sissy) from Benton, Arkansas. Mr. Johnson has 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He had three brothers Denny, James, and Arley, mother and father Lizzie and Joe Johnson who predeceased him also. Mr. Johnson also leaves behind a life long friend, Leo Doherty. Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 8th, at 6:00 p.m. El Cajon Wesleyan Church, 1500 E. Lexington Avenue at Third Street. Pastor Steve Forsyth and Pastor Dave Holmquist. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the, or, . Thank you all for the overwhelming love and support to our family.




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Jack Hentzell

Jack E. Hentzell, Resident of San Jose, Passed away Sept. 30, 2010. Born in San Francisco, CA, 6/29/14 to John and Edna Hentzell. Survived by his wife of 45 years Ellen and children Lorraine Cruse, Barbara Hawthorne, Chris (Dave) Conrady, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Also sister Florence DeMalta, step-daughters Joyce (Don) Kelley, Joanne (Jay) Barber and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter Gloria McLaren., Jack retired from Lockheed in Sunnyvale. His greatest passion was golf; fulfilled a dream and played courses in Scotland. San Jose, No. 522 Life Member, Native Sons of the Golden West Observ. Parlor No. 177, SIRS West Santa Clara Valley Branch No. 21., The family is grateful to Princess Care Homes who took care of Dad the past six months, especially Chris., Hospice provided compassionate end-of-life care. For a gift in Jack's memory: VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund, 39899 Balentine Dr., Suite 161, Newark, CA 94560., Neptune Society in charge of cremation. No local services. His remains will be placed in New Life Lutheran Memorial Garden, Florence, OR.



Jacob David Bostick

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.



James Edward Evans

James Edward (Jim) Evans Jim Evans of Lompoc died Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at the age of 59. Jim was born April 15, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Margaret Evans. After Jim was born, his parents relocated to the San Fernando Valley, where Jim was raised and attended school. After honorably completing an enlistment for the US Army, which included a deployment to Vietnam, he graduated from San Diego State University. Jim was a Labor Relations Advisor at Vandenberg AFB for 30 years. He was looking forward to retiring and spending time with his family and pursuing his passion for fishing and biking. He also enjoyed photography, music and reading Dilbert. Jim was often seen sitting outside of Starbucks with his friends and having coffee. He was selfless and always ready to help anybody anytime. Jim married Paula Watson in April 1981. In addition to his wife of 31 years, Jim is survived by his daughter Monica Marie Evans of Lompoc and son James Patrick (Jamie) Evans of San Francisco; brothers, Charles Michael (Mick) Evans and Robert Joseph (Bob) Evans, both of Palmdale. Rev. Monsignor John Fitzgerald will be officiating the memorial service on Friday, October 8th, at 11:00 a.m. at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. In lieu of flowers Jim's family suggests memorial donations be made to the ASPCA or American Heart Association .



James F. Smith

James F. Smith, age 88, of Danbury, formerly of Fairfield, passed away peacefully with his family and friends at his side on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Jim was the son of James and Elsie Smith and was born and raised in Fairfield. He graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School and proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine Sergeant in the Pacific Theatre during, . Jim fought at the battle of Iwo Jima and was one of five brothers who served their country during the war. An additional, younger brother served during the, . After returning from his military service, Jim worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Bridgeport before opening and operating the Sunnyridge Hunting Preserve and dog training school at the site now occupied by the H. Smith Richardson Golf Course and Open Space properties in Fairfield. He also served as the Dog Warden in the Town of Fairfield and operated Acres Kennels in Fairfield for many years. Jim served as a State Canine Control Officer for the State of Connecticut for more than 20 years until his retirement. He supervised the construction of most of the municipal dog pounds in Southern Connecticut during his tenure and worked with animal welfare groups throughout the State. Jim was an avid Mets and UConn girl's basketball fan. In the years since his retirement, Jim spent more of his time growing, canning and cooking items to give to family and friends. He was well known for his generous heart when it came to helping others. Jim was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, Joe, Charlie, Hank, and Bill, and one sister, Emily. He is survived by two brothers, Bob of Fairfield, and Alfred, of Sumter, SC. Also left to cherish his memory are his son, James J. Smith of Maryland, his daughters, Joy Smith Gallagher and Cindy Smith Brauer of Fairfield, sons-in-law Jim Gallagher and Jeff Brauer of Fairfield, daughter-in-law, Margo Smith; his former wife, Virginia Smith of Fairfield; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and scores of good friends he had made over the years. Family and friends may call Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A prayer service will conclude the visitation at 6:30. Interment will be private in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606. For information or to sign an online guest register visit



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James L. Tollefson

JAMES L. TOLLEFSON FEB 1935 - SEPT 2010 He's rounding third, headed for Home!... James L. Tollefson, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on September 18, 2010. He was 75 years old. Jim joined the Air Force after high school and went on to become a navigator of KC-135s and OV-10s. He retired as a Major after 23 years of distinguished service to his country, including combat operations in Vietnam. In 1979, he joined the California Department of Food & Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards until his retirement in August, 1997. Jim was an avid softball player, and during his retirement years he played on numerous championship teams in the Modesto and Sacramento areas, where he was known for his hustle and high batting average. Second base will not be the same without him; and if you were impressed by his batting, just imagine the grounders he will be beating out in that Better Place. Jim will be remembered mostly for the caring and devoted relationship he shared with his wife and best friend of 26 years, Chris. Jim and Chris were always seen together in and around Modesto, whether running errands, working out at the gym, or eating at their favorite restaurants. Their families ask that you remember them both in your prayers; that Jim's generous, honorable and well spent life is celebrated and his many wonderful traits are carried forward by his loved ones; and that Chris is comforted in her loss, and quickly regains her vibrant spirit and love of life. A memorial service will be held in his honor at the San Joaquin Valley Veteran's Memorial on October 7, 2010 at 2:00pm. Please consider a donation in Jim's remembrance to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (, ) ... He slides at the plate, safe by a mile!



James M. Bird

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 Miller

James Leslie Miller, Resident of Los Altos, Jan. 18, 1923-Oct. 1, 2010, Beloved husband of 62 years to Betty D. Miller of Los Altos. Loving father to David Miller of San Jose and Robert Miller of Rossmoor, CA. James graduated from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy with a Bachelor of Science degree and served in the Navy during, . He retired as a stockbroker in 1988 and enjoyed golfing at the Stanford Golf Course for many years., A Viewing will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Valley Church in Cupertino.



James Peter Christakes

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.



Janet (Doughty) de la Torriente

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.



Janet Fraser Town

April 21, 1923- September 19, 2010 Janet was a native of Humboldt County, born in Scotia, California, living in Carlotta as a young girl and moving to Fortuna when her mother and father built the family home in 1936. Janet passed away in her sleep in her own bed in her home of 74 years. University was next - she went to Davis then transferred to San Jose State and graduated in 1948. During that time she was courted by her soon to be husband, Colin Town; they were married in August of 1948. Both Janet and Colin then became teachers, teaching elementary school in the Fortuna/Rohnerville area for 20-25 years. In 1963, she and Colin found a piece of property on the South Fork of the Trinity River and proceeded to build the cabin that is so treasured by family and friends today... Snakey Acres. Janet was a Docent in Humboldt County and a member of University Women. Art was one of her passions. After retirement, she volunteered at different elementary schools in the Fortuna area and shared her knowledge of and passion for art with the students in hopes of pulling them away from television and getting them motivated to "get out and live their lives". Television was never her favorite. She was also passionate about gardening and nature and incorporated them into many art projects. We still enjoy many of her pieces today. Janet was always a defender of the underdog. She lived by the axiom "If you can't say something good about a person.... keep it zipped". Janet is survived by her two sons Steven and Glenn, and their wives Velma and Nancy; her Grandchildren, Coley, his wife Francine, Terra James, her husband Tony, Crystal, Jesse, his wife Kaleah and Great Grandchildren, Gabriel, Shiloh, Selah, Forest, Dakota, Olivia and Mason....... AND many, many good friends. Mom/Janet/Grandma was kind and gentle yet as tough as nails in her own way. She was loved and she will be missed. There will be a Remembrance Gathering at the Fortuna Fire Hall on Sunday, October 24 from 2 - 4 pm. Drop by and join us in remembering a life well lived. Please sign the guest book at



Janice Nadine Nowotny

Janice Nadine Nowotny, 81, of Redding died Saturday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).



Janice Shubin-Polston

Janice Shubin-Polston May 25, 1944 - October 1, 2010 Born Janice Christine Shubin in Los Angeles, CA, she was raised in Bakersfield and graduated with South High School class of 1962. She married grade school sweetheart, Pete Polston, with whom she lived with in Orange County, CA until his death in 2005. A devoted parent and grandmother, she dedicated her life as a homemaker and is survived by her two children and four loving grandsons. Although her life was cut short after a brief bout with cancer, she fulfilled many dreams after an early retirement and will be greatly missed by family and friends. A viewing will be held on October 8, at Greenlawn Southwest, from 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will take place on October 9, at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Cemetery, 2739 Panama Ln.



Jennie Haydel

Jennie Haydel Aug, 29, 1980 - Sep. 17, 2010 Jennie had a unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Her thoughtfulness, empathy, sense of humor and ever-present smile touched hundreds of people. We all miss her terribly. We are so appreciative of her many devoted friends who have been so generous with their memories during this difficult time. Jennie was born in Berkeley and educated in the Piedmont School system, Colorado College, The New College and Holy Names University. She was working on her master's degree and beginning her student teaching in math at the time of her death. Jennie was motivated by a powerful sense of fairness and justice and she backed up her principles with actions. Her volunteer activities included Streetside Stories, Food Not Bombs, Habitat For Humanity, education for low-income students in Colorado and California and many more, too numerous to mention. She was an artist, a photographer and a seamstress, who expressed her insights into the human condition with skill and humor. She was an athlete, who enjoyed the outdoors. She competed in cross-country and track and field in high school, captained the Oakland Strokes women's crew, completed two triathlons and bicycled across the United States. She was a loyal and supportive friend to many and a beloved daughter, sister and aunt to her family. Jennie leaves behind her mother Leslie Haydel; father Jim Haydel; sisters Farish Haydel, Elizabeth Haydel, and Auban Willats; five nieces and a nephew. A memorial service celebrating Jennie's life will be held on Monday, October 11 at 3:30 at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park in Berkeley. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jennie's name to Streetside Stories, 3130 20th St., San Francisco 94110, or Bay Area Wilderness Training, 2301 Broadway, Ste. B, Oakland 94612.



Jerry Bruyneel

JERRY DEAN BRUYNEEL Beloved husband and father, passed away surrounded by his loving wife of 34 years, Catherine and his devoted family. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Bruyneel. Jerry is survived by his mother Vera, wife Catherine, twin brother John, sisters Donna Kraemer and Shirley Childs. Also surviving him are his children; son Joseph and wife Kelly, daughter Jacquie Taborda, sons Justin, Jared and wife Brittney, daughter in law Angela Moya; six grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Friday, October 8th at 2 p.m. at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino, CA 92404. A celebration of Jerry\'s life immediately follows at the Western Regional Little League complex 6707 Little League Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92407. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in Jerry\'s honor to Civitan Little League, 5675 Belvedere Ave., Highland, CA 92346 OR Western Regional Little League, 670 On-line condolences may be left to the family at



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Jo D. Nelson

MRS. JO D. NELSON, age 69, passed away October 3, 2010. Resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. 



Joan Ann Anderson

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.



Joann Nordensson

Joann Nordensson of Lummi Island, WA, passed away September 29, 2010 at the age of 90. View full obituary and share memories online at 



John E. Radecki

JOHN E. RADECKI, a resident of Santa Maria, passed away in Los Angeles October 2nd at the age of 67. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria. 



John Freitas

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 Martin Jones

John Martin Jones, 55, of Shasta Lake died Sept. 25 at home. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).



John Timmons French

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Jonne Aleeson

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Jose De Jesus Varelas

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Joseph McNicholl

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Juan Antonio Monterroso M.D.

Juan Antonio Monterroso M.D. "Tony" August 5, 1958 - October 3, 2010 Visitation for Dr. Juan Antonio Monterroso will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church (2600 Kenwood Rd.) on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Dr. Monterroso was born August 5, 1958 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at San Joaquin Community Hospital. Dr. Monterroso came to the United States with his family in 1964. He was an excellent student, and went on to study medicine at Loma Linda University in California. Dr. Monterroso is survived by his dear mother, Sylvia Altsman; his two loving children, Mark and Cristina; his two devoted brothers, Luis Monterroso and wife Heidi, and Sergio Monterroso and wife Ana; and a very large extended family that includes three aunts, three nieces, a nephew, and cousins. Dr. Monterroso's life was devoted to the Bakersfield community, which was evident through his service at the Polyclinic Medical Center. He was always focused on how to help his patients regardless of nationality, age or economic status. He was a faithful Seventh-day Adventist, and wanted to share his love of God through his work at the Clinic. His most recent review by one of his patients on Yahoo! Local is the perfect example of the kind of doctor Dr. Monterroso strived to be, "Dr. Juan Monterroso is a great Doctor, he is a special Doctor, he cares about your health. He is wonderful...". Dr. Monterroso enjoyed watching, listening or reading about sporting events. He loved traveling, scuba diving, golf, and basically anything that had to do with a ball and competition. But more than sports, he loved his children Mark and Cristina very much and was always bragging about their many accomplishments. He was also very close to his mother. Dr. Monterroso will be greatly missed by his family and friends. For additional service information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care



Judy Carolyn Russel McPartland

McPartland, Judy Carolyn Russel, born March 18, 1952 to Lunolia and Jimmy Russel in White House, TN, died Sunday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, after a very long and courageous battle with a debilitating liver disease. Judy had been shuttled from her Laguna Niguel, CA home in August in a desperate attempt to obtain a much needed liver transplant. She handled the last many painful days of her battle with the utmost of dignity and the greatest of courage. Judy was an accomplished Radiation Therapy Technologist, trained in the profession at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, later working there treating cancer patients. Throughout her seemingly nomadic life as her family followed her husband's career moves around the U.S., Judy got to see much of the country and made many friends from coast to coast. She went on to compassionately serve many terminally ill cancer patients at Muskogee General Hospital in Muskogee, OK and Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach, CA. She was renowned for her expertise in the field and her kind and compassionate nature with her patients. Judy was a very intelligent, sweet and kind woman who loved to read and did so voraciously. She enjoyed swimming and loved to learn, dabbling in many various college level courses at her local Saddleback College in CA, and involving herself in many unique and interesting hobbies throughout her life. Most of all she loved to support her daughter's singing and academic efforts, traveling to Rome to see her sing for the Pope, and her son's love of music and interest in the motion picture industry, supporting his many musical endeavors over the years. She was the most wonderful mother, kind, caring, reflective and very supportive. Her children were her world and she will forever be remembered for her devotion to them! Judy is survived by her beloved children, daughter, Shane McPartland of Stockholm, Sweden and son, Jace McPartland of Laguna Niguel, CA; her former husband of 15 years and friend until the end, Harry McPartland, III; her trusted and loving sisters-in-law, Rebecca and Vicky Russel of Cross Plains, TN; brothers, Jimmy, Earl and Bruce Russel of Cross Plains, TN; and sisters, Janet Hosale and Denise McCullan of Hendersonville, TN. Judy's remains will be cremated; her ashes will be brought to her home in Laguna Niguel, CA and spread in the Pacific Ocean that she loved so much. A celebration of Judy's life was held in Cross Plains, TN on Saturday, October 2 at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, Judy would like us to make a donation to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, please go to



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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Julio Ramiro Morales (In Memoriam)

JULIO RAMIRO MORALES OCT 5, 1987 - FEB 4, 2006 Mijo Happy 23rd Birthday! You were the most beautiful little boy and you grew up to such a handsome young man. I wonder everyday what you would look like now. We miss you so much. You are always in our thoughts and in our hearts. Love you always, come and visit us in our dreams. Mom, Dad, & Your Hall Family



Katherine Jensen

KATHERINE JENSEN, 89, of Santa Maria, passed away October 4, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner - Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory.



Kevin Cueto

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



Kimberlee Annette Westbay

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Kurt Heftman

HEFTMAN-Kurt Heftman, passed away September 20, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 82. He was born May 27, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Heftman will be honored in memory by his family, extended family, relatives, colleagues and friends all over the world. Between 1959 and 1983, Mr. Heftman played a major role in the operations of all U.S. unmanned lunar, planetary and interplanetary and spacecraft at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He received a NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1976. Mr. Heftman served as Director of Operations at the European Space Agency (ESA) coordinating international efforts for tracking and ground support operations for all ESA spacecraft. Mr. Heftman received an Aerospace Laureate for 1990 for his significant contribution to ESA's series of highly successful deep space orbital missions from 1983 to 1993. Mr. Heftman earned his Bachelor's degree from the




Lauren Marie Nelson The sunshine of our lives, Lauren Marie Nelson, 28, died in tragic car accident on September 29, 2010. Born August 20, 1982, Lauren was the beloved daughter of John and Vicki Nelson and sister of Mickey, Patrick, Ryan, and sister-in-law Cheryl. Her infectious giggle and genuine kindness touched all who knew her. Lauren attended Ross Grammar School and The Branson School. She received a degree in Communications from the University of Colorado in 2004. Lauren returned to her cherished Marin to pursue a career in Marketing, Public Relations, and Event Planning. She worked for such notable San Francisco firms as MacKenzie Communications, PlumpJack, and most recently Jeffrey/Scott Advertising. Besides being passionate about her work, Lauren constantly took on new challenges that would serve as outlets for her creativityshe taught herself graphic and web design, excelled at music mixing, lent her time and talents to various charities, and was never without an art project. Throughout her childhood, Lauren enjoyed an active outdoor lifestyle. Her beloved cat, Tahoe, was the namesake of her favorite placewhere she spent many happy times at her family's vacation home. Lauren, above all else, you will be remembered as a thoughtful and joyous spirit. You brought us memories that will sustain us until we meet again. Forever you'll stay in our hearts. We hear your giggle. A Celebration of Lauren's life will be held on Sunday, October 10th at 12:30 PM in the Students Common at the Branson School. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Grace's Kids, P.O. Box 594, Ross CA 94957 or to the favorite charity of your choice.




CHASE-DOLLARHIDE, LAVERNA HELEN February 11, 1925 to August 29, 2020 LaVerna Helen Chase-Dollarhide passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on August 29, 2010, with family by her side. She was the youngest of three children born to Clifford and Dorothy Groves in Meadville, PA. In her teens, the family moved to Pasadena, CA where she completed her education. During her working career she worked for several newspapers, for Palomar College and the Fallbrook School District. LaVerna was predeceased by her parents, husbands Roger McCalmont, Albert Duncan, Gene Chase, brother Gordon Groves, daughter JoAnn Harris. LaVerna is survived by husband Tom Dollarhide, son Robert McCalmont, daughters Janet (George) Beauchamp, Judy Duncan, Grandson Robert Pillow, sister Betty (Paul) Martin. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to: Bueno Vista Adobe, 600 Eucalyptus Vista, CA, a local animal shelter, or do an act of random kindness to a total stranger. Memorial Service to be held at 1:30 p.m. on October 9, 2010 at the Bonsall Community Church, 31542 Old River Road, Bonsall.




February 8, 1924 ~ September 29, 2010 Lorraine Furrer Thomas, 86, of Akron, CO, passed away September 29th, 2010 in her home surrounded by family and caregivers. She was born February 8, 1924 in Merced, CA to Frank and Evelyn Furrer. She attended Merced Union High School and the University of Arizona. Even though she suffered from a heart condition, she was dedicated mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling which took her to Australia and Hawaii. Her love of animals, especially cats, was apparent and she advocated by rescuing and placing homeless animals as well as donating generously to various organizations. Lorraine also enjoyed fishing. She loved to go off by herself and spend the afternoon enjoying the outdoors and trying for that prize rainbow. She did volunteer work in the local hospital in Carmel, CA, and could be seen wheeling patients up the long hallway to their rooms. Lorraine made lasting friendships wherever she went. Lorraine is survived in life by her only son, Zed Ogle, and his wife Pam; grandson Anastatio Montoya; granddaughters Marcellena Noth, Kim Carpentier, Lisa Sundvall, Amy Maestas, and their families; nieces Leslie Starr, Paula Klemin, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma Brannon, daughter Linda Johnson and granddaughter Isadora Noth. As per her wishes, her ashes will be scattered over the Rocky Mountains. A memorial service will take place at a later date.



Lauren Nelson

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Lavonne Marguerite Gaudreau-Xavier

LAVONNE MARGUERITE GAUDREAU-XAVIER OCT 30, 1939 - SEP 30, 2010 LaVonne Gaudreau Xavier passed away on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, after a short battle with cancer. LaVonne was born October 30, 1939 in stockton, CA. to larry and Winona Gaudreau. As a young child the family moved to Escalon, where LaVonne lived until a few years ago. She graduated fron Escalon High in 1957. She married that summer to Joe Xavier, together they had four sons. LaVonne was a medical transcriber for many years, owning her own business until her semi-retirement several years ago. LaVonne loved to sew, knit, crochet, creating many beautiful giftsfor her family and friends over the years. Preceded in death by her son, Edward Xavier; parents and step-father Wayne Orton. LaVonne is survived by her sons, Stanley (Debbie) Xavier; Danny (Ramona) Xavier all of Oakdale; Michael (Lisa) Xavier of Manteca; daughter-in-law JoEllen Xavier of Ripon; grandchildren Travis (Skyler) Xavier; Taylor Xavier; Christy and Alex Xavier; Rachel and Jacob Xavier; sister, Lorretta (Ted) Guazzini Fallon, NV.; brother, Larry Gaudreau, Texas; sister Beverly (Mike) Ries of Stockton; step-mother Alta Gaudreau of Oakdale; many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Escalon. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Deegan's Funeral Chapel.



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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Lee Corwin

Corwin, Lee, December 15, 1918 - October 2, 2010, Lee died peacefully at home on October 2 at 91. Born in Piqua, Ohio, Lee came with his parents to Los Angeles in 1935. He attended U.S.C. and, upon graduation, entered the, during W.W.II. Subsequently he worked in a variety of ventures until he was licensed as a stockbroker in the 1960's commencing his lifelong career as an investment broker and financial advisor, as well as a manager at several brokerage houses. Golf was his passion. A member of Hillcrest Country Club for over 50 years he served on its Board and was club champion in 1964. He also served as President of the Southern California Golf Association. He and his beloved wife Connie shared a love not only for golf but tennis and an outdoor life as well. Donations may be made in Lee's honor to The City of Hope Cancer Research Center.




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Leigh Truex

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Len Beardsley

Beardsley, Len, November 16,1917 - September 29, 2010, Radio and television announcer and actor Len Beardsley, 92, died surrounded by family. A trail-blazer of early radio and television, his Seattle show "This Is Jazz" was followed by a 3 decade career including ABC's "Monday Morning Headlines" and "Farewell to War" with Chet Huntley., Survivors: son, Michael Beardsley, daughter Jennifer Guernsey, siblings Joan Hawley-McGrath, Robert Beardsley and 9 grandchildren., Services, 2:30, Saturday, Oct. 9, Coalesce Bookstore, Morro Bay, Ca., In lieu of flowers donate to a local hospice or favorite charity.




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Leslie, Emily M. (Bailer)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Emily M. (Bailer) Leslie QUINCY, Massachusetts -- Emily M. (Bailer) Leslie of Quincy, Mass., died on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Devoted wife of Edward .....



Letha Maxine Stone

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.



Libby Wolf

Libby Amelia Wolf, Resident of San Mateo, Oct. 18, 1960-Aug.31, 2010, Libby passed away in Burlingame California from complications of diabetes. She is survived by her children, Sterling and Whitney Ihling, siblings (and in-laws) Lisa (Matthew), Logan (Cindy), and Louise (Keith), all from California, and Laura (Scott) from Texas, and parents, Leland and Sally from Saint Petersburg, Florida. Libby enjoyed raising her children, growing tomatoes, doing jig saw puzzles and sitting on her porch listening to books on tape., A memorial will be held at 194 Shooting Star Isle in Foster City, California on what would have been her 50th birthday, October 18. Gathering is at 5:30 pm. At 7:00 pm a remembrance of her life will be shared.



Licciardi, Michael Fred

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Michael Fred Licciardi, age 58, of Lodi, passed away on October 1, 2010, at a local hospital. He was born on April 20, 1952, ..... 



Lillian Evelyn Holmes

Lillian was born on January 15, 1925 in San Pedro. She passed away in Carlsbad, CA., where she spent the last 28 years. She lived in Torrance for many years. She was a remarkable woman who had many talents. She enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping and hunting with her husband of 56 years, Kenny, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Kenny III. Lily is survived by her daughters, Sue (Bob) Joubert and Dede (Steve) Sumner; also her three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Alice), Melissa and Michelle Joubert. She had three great-grandchildren, Eric and Brad Joubert and Lillie Richards. She was expecting two more. A graveside service will be held at Green Hills on October 8, at 12 noon. Please sign the guest book at



Lisa Ann Bullard Sparto

Lisa Ann Bullard Sparto, 48, of Liberty, Utah, died from injuries sustained from a horseback riding accident on September 29, 2010. She was born August 27, 1962 in Palm Springs, Calif., to Cecil and Cleora Mead Bullard. She married Joseph Sparto, December 20, 1986 in Palm Springs; their marriage was sealed in the San Diego LDS Temple. Lisa was personable, happy and cheerful; she always brightened up any room. She had a friendly brightness and kindness in her eyes which showed her love and concern for others. She was very sensitive and always put others' needs and well being ahead of her own. Lisa could turn any negative thing into a positive; she had a loving, teasing, happy personality. Lisa was a member of the LDS Church and a member of the North Fork Ward and she was very proud of her Mormon Heritage. Lisa is survived by her husband, Joe; son, Joseph (Michelle) Sparto of Ohio; daughters, Terri Rae Sparto of San Diego and Tiffany Ann Sparto of Liberty; mother Cleora Bullard of Liberty; sister Louri (Scott) Carlson and brother Cecil (Keri) Bullard both of Ogden. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Bullard. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the North Fork Ward Chapel, 4279 North 3300 East. Friends can call at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2010 and Tuesday at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Myers Evergreen Memorial Park, 100 Monroe Blvd., Ogden, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com



Lola J. Sawyer

Lola J. Sawyer was a long term resident at Golden Living Center in Redding, she is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren,she passed away on Saturday October 2 2010 she will be deeply missed by all,a special thanks to all Golden Living Center



Loraine "Rainie" McClintock

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



Lorenza Chavez Urquidez

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Lorraine Carroll

Lorraine Felty, Carroll, Resident of Redwood City, Lorraine died October 1st, 2010 after a lengthy illness. Lorraine was born on March 26, 1922 in Ashland, KY,, She was married to Clyde Clutter and had 2 children. After being widowed at the age of 28, she attended business school and began working in the retail profession to raise the children., In 1956 she married Charles Edward Carroll and they decided to move to California to provide a better life for themselves and for the children. They settled in Redwood City and had a wonderful life. Lorraine and Charlie were married for 54 years until his death on June 4, 2010., Lorraine worked for Rapp's Shoes in Palo Alto for many happy years until she decided to open her own business, The Cotton Patch, also in Palo Alto. She continued working until she retired at 62., She is survived by her children, Charles W. Clutter and Elizabeth Ann Leslie, stepdaughter Linda Smith, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters and many nieces and nephews., Lorraine was a member of the Eastern Stars for many years., She was happy to be "Grandma" and she was a wonderful grandmother who loved to spoil and spend time with her grandchildren., In lieu flowers the family requests donations be sent to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund. 39899 Ballantine Drive, Suite 161, Newark, CA 94560., Funeral services to be held on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 1:00 P.M., at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061.



Lou Ann Sobieski

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Louise Durant

Louise Durant 1932 - 2010 Louise Durant passed away at home on Thursday, September 30, 2010 attended by her loving husband of 41 years Ken Durant; her son, Mark Wayne MacBeth and wife Anna. Louise was born in Oklahoma on January 26, 1932. Louise attended local schools and graduated from Bakersfield High School, class of 1950. Louise was predeceased by her parents, William Henry Jones and Ila Isabelle Jones and brother, Henry "Hank" Jones. She is survived by her husband, son, daughter-in-law; brother, Melvin Jones of Elverta, CA; 2 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her family wishes to thank Optimal Hospice, the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff of Kern Valley Healthcare District at Mt. Mesa for all your help and support. Due to her wishes no services are planned.




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Mary V. Mahusay Feb. 14, 1936 - Oct. 3, 2004 6 years ago the Lord and Yola took you to rest. We were blessed ..... 




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Mada Lee McDonald

loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died at age 78 on Saturday October 2nd, 2010. She was born in Sacramento, CA on January 2nd, 1932. She leaves behind her loving husband of 58 years, Gerald McDonald, six children; Clair, Jimmy, Debbie, David, Kathy, Cindy and their spouses, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, sister Charlotte Rutledge, brother Raymond Jones, her life-long friend Gail Gibson and numerous other extended family and friends. Mada lived a full, unique and wonderful life. She raised her family in Willow Creek, CA and spent her days farming, gardening, fishing, living a life that makes up the kind of stories that are told and retold for years to come. Her interests were many and varied from cooking to hunting to repairing electronics and engines. She loved and respected nature of all kinds. She was spirited, honest, strong, sincere and loving. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Special thanks to her doctors, Dr. Christopher Lee and David Plouss for the excellent care they provided for her. Services will be held at the family home at 6pm October 5th, 2010. Care is under the direction of Pierce Mortuary, Eureka, California. Condolences may be left at



Madeline C. Dean

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Margaret Diederich

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Margarita Magana

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Marion R. Deeb

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Marjorie Elizabeth Anderson

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.



Marjorie F. Abert

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Mark Edward McKinley

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Marshall A. FLAUM

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Martha Uchytil

Martha Belle Uchytil, Resident of Santa Clara Valley, Mar 21, 1920 - Oct. 2, 2010 Martha resided in Santa Clara Valley for 51 years and is survived by three children; Caroline, Tom and Martha; six grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren., Friends and family are invited to attend services Oct 8th at 10:00 AM at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave. SJ, CA 95125 in the Chapel of the Roses.



Marvin Oliver Wood

Marvin Oliver Wood 1941 - 2010 A memorial service will be held at Mish Funeral Home, 120 Minner Ave. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. for Marvin Oliver Wood. Marvin was born June 6, 1941 in McIntosh County, Oklahoma and he passed away on October 2, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. He was the youngest son in a family with ten children. He lived most of his life in Bakersfield. In his earlier years he worked as a truck driver while later he worked as a janitor for the Bakersfield School District. If you needed a ride somewhere or your car fixed, Marvin was the man to call. He was a friend to many and could be counted on in tough situations. With the patience to teach others and allow them to learn their own lessons, Marvin was loved by many and will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Marion Wood; his ex wife Nancy Mahan; his sons, Melvin and Michael Wood; his siblings, Martha Underhill, Wanda Barr, Vernie Hale, Ordress Slaton, Bill Wood, and Dewey Wood. He is survived by his daughters, and their spouses Cathy and Dennis Bird, Susan Wood and Bimbo Aguero; his nine grandchildren, Chris, BJ, Millie, Amy, Brandon, Brittney, Robert, Savanna, and Breana; as well as several great grandchildren and his siblings and their spouses Betty and Bob Lightfield, Jonah and Hazel Wood, and Dorothy Riddle. Condolences can be made at, Mish Funeral Home



Mary Francis Sharp

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.



Mary Kobus

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Mary Lou Gilley

Mary Lou Gilley Sept. 1, 1924 - Sept. 28, 2010 Mary Lou was a loving mother, grandma, great grandma and friend. We all loved her and will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her son, Wally Cress. She is survived by daughters, Mary Satterfield, Gloria Baker, Cece Tanase, Patricia McCuan; and sons, Jack Lee, Ruben and Frank Gilley; many grandchildren, great grandchildren; and loving companion, Leo Ruth. Viewing is today, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m., with Rosary at 6 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m. Graveside service will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations will be taken to help cover funeral expenses, at Hillcrest Mortuary.



Max L. La Munyon

MAX L. LA MUNYON APR 30, 1937 - OCT 1, 2010 Max was born April 30, 1937 in Lavern, Oklahoma to Willis Clark and Rosa Brown La Munyon. He died October 1, 2010 in Modesto surrounded by family. He graduated from North High in Wichita, Kansas and soon thereafter came to California where he met his wife Joyce. They recently celebrated 53 wonderful years of marriage. Upon settling in Modesto with his young family, he embarked on a successful painting business career that lasted over 30 years. Max had a zest for life and was loved by all who knew him. He will be remembered by family and friends alike as an honest, hard working, good, kind person with a great sense of humor and always there to extend a helping hand to those in need. Max was an active member of the Sherwood Bible Church where he regularly attended with his wife Joyce and family. He was always involved with his sons during their school years as well as later on. He enjoyed family gatherings and especially liked attending both grandsons' sporting events. They were the delight of his life. Preceding him in death were his parents, a precious sister Esther La Munyon, beloved brother Gerrold La Munyon and two dear brothers, Stephen La Munyon and Cash La Munyon. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his two sons Dana (Mary) La Munyon and Scott (Shelli) La Munyon and two grandsons Eli and Levi La Munyon, three sisters, Iris Greaves, Mildred Pearson, and Lila La Munyon, brother Harrold (Bunny) La Munyon, sister-in-law Judy (Ron) Brouhard, brother-in-law John (Carmen) Laudenslayer, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. He is not gone, but just waiting ahead of us. A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 4-8:00PM with a service held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00PM both at Lakewood Funeral Home Heritage Chapel, 900 Santa Fe Avenue - Hughson, CA. Remembrances may be made to Sherwood Bible Church, 505 Floyd Ave., Modesto, CA 95350. Guest book available at:, www.lakewoodhughson.com



May Inez Light

12/18/1924 - 9/25/2010 



Melba Sue Hudson

Melba Sue Hudson 85, of Yuba City passed away October 1, 2010. Services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. 



Melville M. Kirkland

Kirkland, Melville M., May 28, 1935 - September 24, 2010, Kirkland Melville M., May 28, 1935 - Sept. 24, 2010, Dr. Melville M. Kirkland passed away on 09/24/10 at West Hills Hospital. Born to Marshall and Elizabeth Kirkland in Patterson, NJ, Melville was preceded in death by his parents., Melville, a widower, was also preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Lois Marie Kirkland in Dec 1996. Melville and Lois are survived by 3 sons, Melville Jr. and two twins, Sidney and Stephen. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Trinity and Savannah Kirkland and two step-grandchildren, Curtis and Stephanie., Melville is also survived by his siblings, Virginia Lindsey of Clinton, MD, Vreeland Williams of Ft Myers, FL, and Betty Hardy of Patterson, NJ., Melville had served in the military as a pilot. Attended Howard University as a medical student and was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Melville had also been active over the years with the YMCA in the San Fernando Valley., For 35 years, Melville was a physician at Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City. Dedicating his life to helping others. He was a quiet and peaceful man and a loving husband and father. His loss here is only comforted by his new home and life with our Lord and Savior., Services to be held on Friday, Oct 8, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Marriott in Woodland Hills. For additional information and to RSVP, please email: stevoleo@gmail.com or sid@sidkirkland.com., Donations can be made to Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC.



Melvin G. "Mr. T" Thomas

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Melvin James Cagle

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Melvin Lesley Busby

Melvin Lesley Busby 1927 - 2010 Melvin Lesley Busby, 83, known to family and friends as "Les", of Kingston, Oklahoma passed away Friday, October 1, 2010 at his home in Kingston. He was born to the late Thomas Lee and Omalee Sorrow Busby, on July 28, 1927 in Dye Mound, Texas. Les was raised in Montague County, TX and later joined the U.S., where he served during the, as a Military Police Officer and Cook. He married Virginia Kathryn Burch in May 3, 1961 in Pampa, TX. Les worked in the oil field for Gary Drilling for 30 years. He also owned and operated several restaurants over the years. He enjoyed fishing, shooting guns and visiting with employees and customers of the local gas station convenience store called Dark Corner. The people of Dark Corner called him Lester and he never told them any different. Les was a member of the Kingston Church of Christ. Les is survived by his wife, Virginia Kathryn Busby of Kingston; son, Rodney Busby, Log Cabin, TX; daughters, Cathy Patty, and Leslie Miller, Bakersfield, CA, Carolyn Hogan, Gainesville, TX, Lougene Nipper, KY, Charlotte Fluellen, Richardson, TX; sisters, Jimmie Ruth Golightly, Denison, TX, Betty Brewer, Kaufman, TX; 22 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren. Les was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Melba Hughes and Jenny Hixon; brother, Thomas Estee Busby and sister, Patricia Loudamy. Graveside services with Military Honors, by the Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard, will be Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 1:00 p.m., at Erin Springs Cemetery, in Lindsay, Oklahoma. Chris Webb will officiate the services. Pallbearers are: Tommy Till, Nick Fluellen, Steve Miller, James Hendricks, Howard Loudamy, Stan Constant, John Shea, and Jeff Riggs. Condolences may be sent to, Watts Funeral Home (580) 795-3311



Melvin Samuel Cellini

MELVIN SAMUEL CELLINI APR 30, 1945 - OCT 1, 2010 Melvin Samuel Cellini went to the Lord on Thursday October 1, 2010 at the age of 65. Mel was born and raised in Modesto and a 1963 graduate of Downey High. He was a retired enologist and businessman. He was the West Coast President of Canandaigua Wine Company. Through is career he was General Manager and Winemaker for Bisceglia Brothers, a winemaker at Gibson Winery and Assistant Winemaker at both United Vinters and Gallo. Mel graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in enology in 1968. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Rotary, Christian Businessmen, the Institute for Food Technologists, the American Society of Enologists, a board director of the Wine Institute and served on the Board of Directors for the VERSI board. Mel was also a passionate supporter of Teach One to Lead One and his church. Mel is survived by his wife Penny Cellini of Madera, his son Allan Cellini and daughter-in-law Laura of Clovis, daughter Anne Cellini Kidder and son-in-law Jared Kidder of San Diego, CA and his granddaughter Sarah Cellini. Mel will be remembered for his quick wit, humor, passion for people and his faith in the Lord. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday October 7, at 11:00 at the NorthPointe Community Church in Fresno, 4625 W. Palo Alto Ave., Fresno, CA 93722. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mel's honor to the or the Fresno State Enology Department.



Michael Cisneros

Michael Cisneros, Resident of Los Gatos, Our dear Michael left us on Wednesday September 29th, 2010. He was born in Visalia, CA on July 3, 1952. Michael also spent part of his life in San Luis Obispo, California before moving to the Bay area. Michael worked as a manager in many areas -food service, movie theatres, and mostly in the Hotel industry. He was loved by those he managed. Michael was a lover of animals, and was especially fond of Cocker Spaniels. He is survived by his best friend David, his brother Tim, his father Steve, his dog JJ, and many other friends and relatives who loved him dearly. Michael knew that the only love we keep is the love we give away, and he shared his kindness and generosity of spirit with everyone he met., There will be a memorial service for Michael in Visalia, CA on Saturday, October 9th at 2:00pm at Salser and Dillard Memorial Chapel at 127 E. Caldwell Ave and his bay area friends will have a celebration of his life on a date to be announced.



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Minnie Peinado

Minnie Peinado, Minnie Peinado, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and tia passed away peacefully at her home on October 1, 2010, after a lengthy, hard fought battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family as she went to be with the Lord., She was born in Santa Maria on April 16, 1949. She worked for Comcast as a Customer Service Manager for 30 years. After a brief retirement, she returned to the workforce at The Santa Maria Digestive Diagnostic Center. Minnie touched many hearts with her beautiful smile, loving nature, along with her encouraging words. There was not a person that met Minnie who could not help but fall in love with her. She was a woman of great faith and was at peace with meeting her creator, Lord Jesus Christ. She was an active member of the St. Louis De Montfort Parish and enjoyed singing with the Coro Peregrino., She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Cruz Peinado, her daughters, Nancy Zaragoza and husband Damon, Christy McKenzie and her husband Don, her grandsons whom she adores, Anthony, Jacob and Joshua Zaragoza, and Tanner McKenzie, and her only granddaughter Alexis McKenzie, "her mamasita." She is also survived by her sister Ciria Blackwell, and brother Luis Gonzales, both from Arizona, and her brothers David, Moises, and Richard Torres, all of Santa Maria and lastly, her caring family, the Peinados. She was preceded in death by her mother Minnie Torres, and her brother Anthony Calderon., Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Louis De Montfort Church, followed by the Rosary which will begin at 7:15 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis De Montfort Church. Burial will follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery., We will miss her dearly and she will remain in our hearts forever!, Like Minnie would say "God Bless You!", Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Mona Lisa Sedillos

Mona Lisa Sedillos, 31, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding following a traffic accident. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Morrow, Patrick Arnold

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Patrick Arnold Morrow VISTA -- Patrick Arnold Morrow was born February 8, 1965 to Arlene and Elbert in Buffalo, N.Y. He was raised by ..... 



Mueller, Carol Sue

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM

Carol Sue Mueller VISTA -- Carol Sue Mueller died Friday, October 1, 2010 in her home surrounded by family after battling cancer for many ..... 




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.



Nancy Speed M.D.

1951 ~ 2010 "Life is too short to drink bad wine." Nancy Speed, M.D., passed away quietly of complications from brain cancer Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Once she realized she was faced with a fatal illness, she and her husband, Joseph, embarked on a series of remarkable travel experiences that included France, Japan, Greece, the National Parks, Egypt, Thailand and most recently, Ireland. Dr. Speed was born and raised in southern Mississippi. Soon after her birth, her mother was stricken with polio and Nancy was, for a time, raised by her aunt and uncle. Her father, a Methodist minister, opened his church to the congregants of bombed out black churches. His racial inclusiveness led to death threats serious enough that FBI protection was provided to her family. Nancy was smart and determined to contribute to her community. She was a performing pianist and earned tuition by playing at weddings and funerals. She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and graduated from University of Louisville Medical School. Nancy met and married Joseph while she trained in Psychiatry at, . After completing a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship, she accepted a faculty appointment at the, . Subsequently, she joined the faculty of the, Medical School in Ann Arbor, where she held the position of Chief of Psychiatry at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center. She published academic papers on a variety of subjects, including the psychiatric outcomes of former prisoners of war, functional brain imaging in patients after strokes and studies exploring the relationship between brain injury and mood disorders. A gifted teacher, she lectured for the US State Department. Among her international presentations, she particularly valued the invitation she received to speak at El-Razi Psychiatric Hospital in Tripoli, Libya. Her talk on dementia was informative, but she also appreciated the importance to the women in the audience of her mere presence on the podium. Resonating with the philosophy of the fictional Alice Rumphius, she wanted to "travel the world, live by the sea and make the world more beautiful." She moved to San Luis Obispo in 1993. For a time, she was the medical director of the Psychiatric Day Hospital Program at French Hospital. Later, she held the position of Medical Director at Sydney Creek. "I am always grateful for the patients who walked through my door." She was devoted to her patients and felt honored by the confidence they had in her. She was heartbroken when illness forced her into early retirement. "Many people have helped along this journey of illness. I want to express my appreciation to so many." She was always ready to lend an effort to "the good of the order," and brought a generous spirit to teamwork. She loved travel, music, cooking and her friendships. Were she still among us, she would chide us to take better care of each other. She would help us listen to our better angels. Nancy is survived by her mother, Mary Katharine Speed of Yazoo City, Miss.; brother, John Speed of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sons Jeremy Speed Schwartz and Joshua Speed Schwartz; her husband of over 30 years, Joseph Schwartz, MD; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her life touched an international community of scientists, healers and musicians. A memorial remembrance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo. In lieu of flowers, she asked that people give generously to music and theater organizations that include young performers. Her favorite charities were: Habitat for Humanity, Central Coast Shakespeare Festival and the San Luis Obispo County Youth Symphony. In your memory, dear Nancy, we promise to do more than our share to make this world a little better.



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Noreen A. Carroll

Noreen A. Carroll, 76, of Ridgefield, wife of Charles Carroll died at Danbury Hospital on Friday, October 1, 2010. Mrs. Carroll was born in Stamford, August 4, 1934 a daughter of the late Clarence and Nora (Brady) Anderson. She was raised in the Glenbrook section of Stamford and attended Stamford schools. A resident of Ridgefield since 1958 coming from Stamford, Mrs. Carroll was an elder caregiver tending to the needs of elderly persons. She was a member of St. Mary's Church. Ridgefield. In addition to her husband, Charles of fifty-six years, she is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Clark and her husband, Michael of Brookfield and Lisa Silvi and her husband, Marco of Italy; three sons, Charles Carroll and his wife, Kristi of Tampa, FL, Kevin Carroll of Ridgefield and Paul Carroll and his wife, Heather of Southbury; a brother, Robert Anderson and his wife, Mary of Fairfield; a sister, Claire Dibble and her husband, Jack of Barnard, VT; seven grandchildren, Jonathon, Justin, Brooke, Ryan, Giulia, Alyssa and Ella as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carroll was predeceased by three sons, Michael Carroll, Leigh Carroll and Gary Carroll. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church, Ridgefield on Thursday at 10:15am. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor and memory of Mrs. Carroll may be made to the American Lung Association of Connecticut, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108-3272.



Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 5

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AVILA -- Tommy R. Avila, 82, of Hanford died Thursday. He was a farmer. Visitation: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Mass: 1 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Building Fund, 10355 Hanford Armona Road, Hanford, CA 93230; or to the donor's favorite charity. Arrangements: Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service.



Obituaries: Oct. 5: Toschak, Davis

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 1:33 AM 

Patricia Toschak Services will be Saturday for Patricia Louise Toschak, who died recently at home in Montello, Nev.



Olive Jones

Olive "Jean" Jones, December 24, 1929 – October 1, 2010, Our dear mother, grandmother, and sister, Jean Jones, 80, passed away peacefully in her home on October 1 surrounded by her loved ones., Jean was born December 24, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Oliver and Daisy Ollman. She was the 2nd youngest of seven children, and maintained a close and loving relationship with all her siblings. As a young woman she loved to dance and spend time skating at the roller rinks that were so popular in her youth., While she worked at various times in her long life as an executive secretary, bookkeeper, real estate agent, purchasing agent and bookstore owner-manager, what she loved and enjoyed most were the many years spent as a homemaker raising her two children., Jean lost her husband Asa E. Jones in a tragic accident in 1966, and later she remarried and helped raise her new husband's three youngest children—Steve, Debi, and Donnie, and became good friends with his oldest daughter Linda., When Jean retired, she took great pleasure and pride as a volunteer for the Central Coast Literacy Council teaching adults how to read and write. She enjoyed knitting and made dozens of beautiful and finely crafted sweaters, afghans, and scarves for her family and friends. She also enjoyed watching professional golf and tennis on TV, playing sudoku, and working jigsaw puzzles. She closely followed the national political scene as an Independent and took seriously her responsibility to be aware of crucial issues and vote her values., Jean was best known for her keen intelligence, sense of humor, and her generous and loving heart. She always tried to help those in need, even when she had little herself to spare. She had a deep and abiding faith in God, who brought her great comfort and healing in difficult times., Jean is preceded in death by her brother Vernon Ollman and sisters Lois Csiky and June Guiel, as well as her beloved husband Asa E. Jones., She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Rita Jones (Rochester, Minnesota); her daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Dale Brasket (Santa Maria); her grandchildren Kelli and Christopher Brasket, and her great-grandson (Chris's son) Jayden. She is also survived by her sister Louella Dixon, brothers Melvin and Leonard Ollman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews., A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 7. All those who knew Jean and wish to honor her memory are invited to a celebration of her life on Friday, October 8, 4 PM, at the Oak Knoll Haven community center, 4845 S. Bradley Road in Orcutt. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Central Coast Literary Council



Opal Maxine Schueler

Opal Maxine Schueler, 81, passed away peacefully at her home on October 3, 2010 at McKinleyville, California. She was born in Oak Creek, Colorado on September 22, 1929. Opal was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, Great grandmother, and friend. Opal loved to play the piano, and had a great love for traditional jazz music. Survivors are husband, Wesley Schueler, four children; Dean Buschow of Blue Hill, Nebraska, Les Buschow of Grand Island, Nebraska, Donald Buschow of San Jose, California, and daughter, JoAnn Schwartz of Middletown, California; 12 grandchildren; and many dear great-grandchildren. Opal was preceded in death by her children; Dorothy Buschow of San Jose, California, and Donna Gattis of Eureka, California, and grandson, Charles Hicks Jr. of Milpitas, California. Memorial services are being held on October 7, 2010 at 3:00 o'clock at the United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer, 1944 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, California with Rev. Steve Lundin officiating. Opal will be interred at Oceanview Cemetary, 3975 Broadway, Eureka, California. Please sign the guest book at



Oskar Huber

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JOHNSON, PATRICIA ANN San Diego 01/15/1953 - 09/30/2010 Wednesday 10/6, 10 a.m. Mass St. John of the Cross Lemon Grove Goodbody 619-582-1700 



PRATT, Marjorie Castile

PRATT, Marjorie Castile Marge passed away October 1, 2010 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara due to complications of malignant melanoma. She was born November 22, 1919, in Los Angeles, CA to Frank and Marian Levet. She grew up in Monterey Park attending schools there, and went on to attend UCLA where she met Elton Castile.



Padilla, William Lucas

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Born in Guadalupe, Ca, and raised in Stockton, William spend most of his years living in San Jose and Lodi. He worked for Pepsi ..... 



Pamela Lee

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



Patrick Mormon

Patrick Edward Mormon, Resident of Las Vegas, Love, laughter and tears for 81 years, Patrick Edward Mormon was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 30, 1929, and joined family and friends Oct. 1, 2010. Patrick loved people, jewelry and entertaining as a master chef and antique dealer/collector. He owned Victorian House Antiques and Garden Restaurant, later known as Pasquales Restaurant on First St., in downtown San Jose, Calif., the "in place" for 30 years until he retired to Las Vegas, where he previously lived in the 50's and 60's - "The Vegas Years." He served his country in the, in the 1950's as a yeoman., He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and two brothers. He is survived by sisters, Dee Mormon and Constantine Solazzo; niece, Victoria Cloutier of Las Vegas; devoted friends, Mary Sousa of San Leandro, Calif., and Paula Tihista of Las Vegas; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and many, many friends, including the love of his life, his Poodle, Nicholas., His last party will be Thursday, Oct. 7, with viewing from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and service following, both at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Interment will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice and Golden Rainbow organization.



Patty FOX

FOX, Patty Patty Fox, whose name was synonymous with elegance in the Los Angeles fashion community, died Sunday, September 26, in Santa Monica, surrounded by close friends. Her career highlights include serving as western regional fashion director for thirteen Saks Fifth Avenue stores, fashion director of the annual Academy Awards fashion show, fashion director of Project Angel Food's Divine Design, and Los Angeles regional director of Fashion Group International. Fox's two books, "Star Style: Hollywood Legends as Fashion Icons," (1995, Angel City Press) and "Star Style at the Academy Awards," (2000, Angel City Press) were international best sellers and affirmed her place as a dean of Hollywood fashion history. Her career in fashion began in the 1970s as a model with the John Robert Powers agency in Los Angeles. However, her intelligence and business acumen quickly helped her to broaden her horizons. While at Saks, Fox introduced the collections of designers Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan and Isaac Mizrahi to Los Angeles, producing trend-setting fashion shows that impressed the international fashion world. When she left Saks in the late 1980s, she regularly appeared on local and national television shows, talking about the subject she knew so well. In 1997, she produced a star-studded event to celebrate Rodeo Drive's 25th anniversary as an international fashion capital--the street was closed to traffic, and models strutted a catwalk two blocks long, at the time the longest runway in history. For two decades Fox oversaw the annual Academy Awards fashion show for international press, working first under Fred Hayman of Giorgio fame, and then directing the show herself. The production was a preview of what stars would wear on Academy Awards night. Under her watch, the Academy Awards became known as the world's largest fashion show, with millions of viewers tuned in to see each star's style. Fox was also fashion director of Divine Design for Project Angel Food from 1999 until 2005. She helped raise millions of dollars to feed AIDS patients by assembling thousands of designer-name clothing donations. Most recently Fox was chief creative officer at myshape.com, an online shopping site based on the premise that every woman can find clothes that fit and look becoming. The site fueled Fox's ever-present passion to help all women look and feel their very best. Born Patricia Lucille Davis in Inglewood, California, she graduated from El Camino College and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. After leaving Saks, she continued her education, earning a B.A. from, with an art history major and graduating summa cum laude. Although her work focused on fashion, much of her time was devoted to research, artistic pursuits and philosophical thought. Hers was a life of truth and deep meaning, a life that brought resounding joy to everyone whom she called a friend. Her valiant effort to conquer ovarian cancer was proof positive of her indefatigable spirit and her belief that all things are possible. She is survived by her brother, Robert Davis and his family, as well as an aunt and several cousins, and an extended family of devoted friends. A private memorial service is planned for later this month. Contributions in her name can be made to Project Angel Food in Los Angeles (323-845-1800;, ) or the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at UCLA (310-206-0675; www.cancer.ucla.edu).



Paul C. Marshall Jr.*

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,



Peter Lenz

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R. John "Buzz" Anderson

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




July 31, 1930 ~ September 29, 2010 Ramona L. Rothenberger, age 80, passed away in Winton, CA on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Mrs. Rothenberger was born July 31, 1930 in Greensburg, Kansas to Pearl and Louie Nightengale. Ramona had been employed by Livingston Telephone Co. and Pacific Bell a combined 40 years as a telephone operator. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church in Winton, Ca. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Chidlaw of Palo Cedro, CA, Gena Kaufman of Modesto and Larry Nightengale of San Jose, 2 nieces and 4 nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Rothenberger. Ramona graduated from Livingston High School in 1948, her favorite subjects being home economics and biology. Cooking was her passion, and she shared many recipes with friends and family. She loved beautiful flowers and plants. She also enjoyed sewing, and when in better health, loved cooking Mexican dinners for friends. Her favorite pastime was playing Scrabble with her good friend, Sylvia. Ramona has many cousins in Greensburg, Kansas and enjoyed spending time there when she could. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of God in Christ Mennonite in Winton. Burial will follow at Winton District Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.




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DARR, RHIANNA L. of Imperial Beach 09/21/1983 - 09/29/10 Thursday, Oct. 7, 2:00 p.m. Nestor United Methodist Church Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111




DARR, RHIANNA LYNN Sept. 21, 1983 to Sept. 28, 2010 Rhianna Darr was born in Boise, Idaho in 1983. She moved to Imperial Beach in 1986 where she lived the remaining years of her life. She graduated from Midway Baptist School in 2001. She attended Maric College received a certificate in Nurse Assistant Training Program. She was continuing her education to follow her dream of being a Registered Nurse or Physician. She was employed by San Diego Hospice as a ICC C.N.A/Unit Clerk. She had a love for music, good friends and reading. Rhianna is survived by her mother and stepfather Joni Fulton and Michael Fulton of Imperial Beach, father Adrian Stevens of Middleton, Idaho and her brother Robert Zimmerman of Imperial Beach. She was blessed with three grandmothers, Alice Darr of Imperial Beach, Nancy Hunter of Goose Bay, NY, and Carol Fulton of Redwood, NY. And many aunts, uncles and cousins and extended family that she loved. Services will be held at Nestor Methodist Church, Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 1120 Nestor Way, San Diego, with a Celebration of Life following at the Fleet Reserve Association in Imperial Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations to the San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care in her memory would be appreciated.




LEE, ROBERT Valley Center 2/4/1928 - 9/28/2010 11 AM - Saturday, Oct. 9 Valley Center Comm. Church Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162 




RONNDA ROSE ANN CAMACHO Was loved by many. She was a strong and very independent woman and taught a lot of people what true friendship was. Service 10/10/10, 5pm, 28389 King Apache Cr., Menifee, 92589. You\'ll be forever missed mom. 




ROSEA LEE GOINES Age 80, died Thursday, September 30, 2010, at home in Hemet, California. She was born July 5, 1930 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Buford and Izora (Amelia) Goines She was an in-home caregiver for more than 25 years. Rosea Lee is survived by Six children: Two Daughters: Amelia Goines, Elizabeth Goines; Four Sons: James Patterson, Harold Patterson, Gary Patterson, David Patterson; Nine Grandchildren and Seven Great-Grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah\'s Witnesses in Hemet.



Rafael Arguijo Sr.

Rafael Arguijo Sr., Rafael Arguijo Sr. 85 died October 1st 2010 of natural causes. A service will be held at 10 am. Thursday October 7, 2010 at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary, 1003 E. Stowell Santa Maria CA. Rafael was born July 29, 1925 to Rafael and Luisas Arguijo in Drisco, Texas. As a young man he loved to sing, while working. He was an excellent gardener. He enjoyed bowling and loved the game of baseball. He served proudly in the U.S., . On October 25, 1951 Rafael Arguijo Sr. was joined in matrimony with Connie Lopez. Together they had 6 children, Rafael Jr., Daniel, Rosie, Robert, Ruben, and Steven. Together they are blessed with 23 grandchildren and 20 great grand children. Rafael was a long time resident of Nipomo. He is preceded in death by his brother Santiago Arguijo and his sister Lupe Lopez. His last surviving brother is Lucio Arguijo. A devoted Christian Rafael loved God and loved to read his bible. Hebrews 4:12 was one of his favorite scriptures., In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to:, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Ralph E. Miller

MILLER-Ralph E. Miller, born in Pasadena, CA, December 17, 1937, died September 10, 2010, in Carson City, Nevada. Mr. Miller lived in Pasadena until 1998. He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1955 and served in the



Randy Lee Hunter Jr.

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



Raoul Camilio Gutierrez

Raoul Camilio Gutierrez 1950 - 2010 Born April 5, 1950 to Camilio and Celia Gutierrez in Pasadena, California, left this world on Sept. 30, 2010. Survived by his wife, Linda; seven children: Kim Moody, Phillip Gutierrez, Jason Gutierrez, April Kent, Raoul Jr. Gutierrez, Amy Gutierrez and Sandra Chapa; four sisters: Virginia, Camilla "Pee Wee", Viola, and Yolonda; one brother Rudy; 23 grandchildren, 3 great grand children; as well as many nieces, nephews, and God children. Raoul was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers: Frank "Poncho" Luna and Ronnie Gutierrez. Raoul Camilio Gutierrez, known as "Cam" to close friends and family has been a member of the Bakersfield community for over twenty years. He worked as an auto mechanic for Bill Wright Toyota and Good Ole Boys and he loved his work. To Cam it was almost as if he made his living by simply enjoying his favorite hobby. Cam shared a home with Linda, his loving wife of 25 years and could often be found enjoying Sunday afternoons watching a Vikings or a Lakers game with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed family barbecues, taking his grand children to the park, and simply enjoying the life around him. Cam was one of the World's biggest optimists, always seeing the best in people and opportunity in any situation. His attitude was infectious to those who were around him and he made an impression on many lives. Never forgotten, he will be missed by all who knew him. He will carry on in the lives and actions of those he loved, and who loved him. The family would like to extend a warm appreciation to Hoffmann Hospice, with a special thank you to Kristine, Kristy, and Alma. Your dedication and compassion brought us a comfort that we can only begin to describe. Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 5-9 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 10:00 a.m. Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel



Raul Ramirez

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Raymond G. Fuller Jr.

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 two sons, David Phillips and Peter Fuller both of Southbury; 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, TN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown Wednesday October 5 at 10:30am. 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 pm. Contributions to the Nelson Gelfman Dialysis Unit of Danbury Hospital, 111 Osborne St. Suite 211, Danbury, CT 06810 will be appreciated.



Raymond M. Halastik

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Redfearn, Arlene Nancy (Holmes)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Arlene Nancy Redfearn, age 71, of Lockeford, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2010, in Lodi. She was born in French Camp, California on .....



Regina Bartolomeu

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Ret. Captain Donald J. "Don" Auch

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 Chavez

RICHARD "RICHIE" CHAVEZ, 36, of Lompoc, who died Friday, October 1, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.



Richard Jankowski

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

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.



Richard Wolf

Mr. Richard, Arthur Wolf, "Popa" Resident of San Jose, Completed his life's journey with his family by his bedside Oct. 1st 2010. Richard was born April 9th, 1926 in Whitlow, CA., He leaves behind his children Bradley Wolf, Barbie Hill & Doug Campbell and his Four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren., A veteran of the Navy Richard Served in, . Along his journey he extended his helping hand to all who asked and those who didn't ask. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. WE LOVE YOU POPA!, Services will be held at Lima Family Mortuary Santa Clara. Viewing Wed. Oct. 8th 2010, 6-9 p.m. Funeral Thur. Oct. 9th 2010 11:00 a.m.



Robert Bland

Robert Bland August 3, 1921 - September 25, 2010 A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Hall for Robert Bland, who died Saturday, September 25, 2010. Robert "Bob" Bland was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 3, 1921, to William Bland and Florence (Orinsky) Bland. Following his parents' divorce at the age of three, Bob and his mother returned to her family's home in Cleveland, Ohio. Bob lived there for most of his formative years and was raised by his German grandmother, grandfather and four uncles. When Bob was 16, he hitchhiked across the country from Ohio to Los Angeles to locate his father, with no luck but with much adventure. A quick learner and always industrious, as a young man Bob worked numerous jobs selling fruit, setting pins at the bowling alley, and ushering at the Warner's movie theatre. At the advent of World War II, Bob joined the Army Air Corps and, in early 1943, found himself on the way to Europe as a crewmember on a B-25 bomber stationed on the island of Corsica. During the war in Europe, Bob received two Purple Hearts and completed 75 combat missions. Upon his return to the United States and the end of the war, Bob returned to the Cleveland area. He drove a hook-and-ladder for the Cleveland Fire Department until the outbreak of hostilities in Korea when he joined the local Air Force Reserve and was recalled to active duty. He was stationed in Frankfurt flying as a crewmember on a C-119 aircraft when Bob had a chance meeting with a pretty German girl, Ursula Weidner. He fell head-over-heels in love. After a whirlwind courtship and much red tape and paperwork, they were married in Frankfurt, Germany, on December 23,1952. Ursula remained his constant companion and the love of his life until her death in 2007. With his new bride Bob returned to the United States, stationed at Lowry AFB, Colorado, now training in the missile career field. After the birth of their daughter Heidi in Denver, Colorado, a transfer and the birth of their second daughter Andrea in Orlando, Florida, the Blands eventually found themselves stationed back in Germany. In 1961 Bob became a member of an alert missile crew at Sembach AFB in Kaiserslautern, Germany. A five-year tour in Germany provided many opportunities for travel and exploration in the old Rambler station wagon. A few years after the birth of Bettina in Langstuhl, Germany, Bob and his family were assigned to Vandenberg AFB, California. In April 1966, the family made the return trip to the United States on the great ship the SS United States and drove cross country from New York to California in his brand-new pride and joy, a Mercedes 250S, which he picked up at the Mercedes factory in Stuttgart only weeks before their move and which he lovingly maintained until his death. Bob served in different capacities as a member of the 6595th Missile Test Wing at Vandenberg AFB until his retirement as Chief Master Sergeant in August 1976. As a civilian, Bob acquired both his real estate license and a bachelor degree from Chapman College. He was an avid and eager student, taking classes at night and whenever he could find the time. The advent of the Space Shuttle Program at Vandenberg prompted Bob's return to the aerospace field, first with Martin Marietta Corp. and later with the Lockheed Corp. Following the end of the shuttle program at Vandenberg, Bob decided that his retirement would be permanent. He and Ursula continued to live in both Lompoc and Vandenberg Village. Bob spent his days doing what he loved best: gardening, reading, attending Lompoc Chamber of Commerce mixers with his wife Ursula, taking picnics, visiting with friends, cooking, and his greatest passion, traveling to distant and exotic places. Bob was the life of any party, an amazing storyteller, avid reader, explorer of new places, friend, historian, critic, cook, husband, brother, father, and grandfather. He lived his life with passion and gusto and had the desire to get the most out of any situation. He loved fast European cars, enjoyed good food, and believed "life is too short to drink bad wine." He loved spending time with his friends and family and treasured the times they spent together talking at the dinner table. For most of his life, Bob got almost as excited as a child at Christmas time. He was a true renaissance man with a vast knowledge of an incredible variety of subjects. He had a nearly perfect recollection of his long and interesting life and enjoyed sharing his memories. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a great love for automobiles and aircraft and could fix just about anything as long as he had a roll of duct tape and a few simple tools. He was romantic and generous and loved a good joke. He cherished the time he spent in Germany, and his travels with Ursula around the world provided some of his fondest memories. Bob is survived by his half-sister Joyce Lombardo of Ohio, daughter Heidi Woodmansee and son-in-law Russell (Santa Cruz), daughter Andrea Bland (Lompoc), daughter Bettina Bentley and son-in-law Joey (Desert Hot Springs), and his beloved grandchildren Chloe' and Maia Woodmansee, Chance Caouette, and Joshua and Jesse Bentley. He also leaves behind numerous friends and acquaintances throughout the Lompoc Valley. His adored wife Ursula, mother Florence, father William, grandparents and uncles all preceded him in death. At his request, Robert's ashes are to be scattered at sea. Where his spirit soars, he will be at peace, together with Ursula again. There will be a gathering to honor and celebrate his life and to share memories of him on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 2:00 pm, at the Veterans Memorial Hall. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the .



Robert John Hernandez II

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

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

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.



Robert Stone Hovis LCDR, USN

Robert Stone Hovis, LCDR, USN January 15, 1938 - September 11, 2010 Robert Stone Hovis, LCDR, USN Born in Lovell, Wyoming, January 15, 1938, Robert "Bob" Stone Hovis (72) of McGaheysville, passed away Saturday, September 11th, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby S. Hovis and James D. Hovis, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Penny; daughters, Beth Hovis Burrows and Catherine Hovis; son-in-law, Mark Burrows and grandchildren, Scott and Margaret Burrows. He is also survived by his beloved aunt, Harriett Donovan; his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Lu-ann Hovis, and their families. Bob served his country for 30 years as an officer in the Medical Service Corp of the, . He was a Vietnam veteran and also served at duty stations in Guam, California, Illinois, Okinawa, and Washington, DC. After retiring in 1989, he and Penny settled in the Shenandoah Valley in 2002, away from the hectic pace of Northern Virginia but still close to the daughters he loved and the grandchildren who were the light of his life. Bob loved history, photography, and travel. Anyone who visited during their time in Virginia knows Bob was a Civil War buff and aspiring battle field tour guide. He was also an avid coin and stamp collector and loved to ski and fly kites. The family extends much love to the many friends and family who helped care for Bob during his illness. You have touched our hearts. Bob will be honored with a committal of ashes, in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will announce the details of this ceremony when arrangements have been made.



Rogers, Sylva Dell

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sylva Dell Rogers VISTA -- Sylva Rogers was born on April 25, 1919 in Oklahoma and moved to California with her husband in 1956. .....



Ronald Langley

Ronald Langley November 30, 1927 - September 29, 2010 A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, at 3:00 p.m., at the Alano Club, 1001 34th St., to celebrate the life of Ron Langley. Born in Arkansas, November 30, 1927, he migrated to the Sunset Labor Camp, Arvin, CA with his parents and five siblings in 1942 at the age of 15. He was an extremely talented and prolific poet and songwriter, and though he had to leave school in the eighth grade to help support his family by working in the rice fields, he educated himself with a voracious appetite for reading and a passionate love of books. He was quite the witty wordsmith, master of spoonerisms, palindromes, brain teasers and crossword puzzles. He loved Ray Stevens, Randy Travis, Gene Watson, Roger Miller, Hoyt Axton, the Sons of the Pioneers, and The Cherryholmes Family Band. He played a pretty mean harmonica, loved to sing harmony with his daughters, and never met a plate of fried taters he couldn't finish. He was charming, charismatic, and chivalrous, opening doors for the ladies until the very end. He was a bowler, a baby bouncer, and a baseball fan. He was usually found doing one of four things: Singing, dancing, hugging, or kissing, or even all four at the same time. Ron was preceded in death by his beloved and only son, Darren Scott Langley, in 1973. At long last, they have had a happy reunion. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Connie, Rhonda, Sandy, Nan and Donnie, and Shelly and Joe. Adoring grandchildren are Darrell, Dena, Brian, Adam, Christy, David, Jason, Jennifer, Cherie, Donnie, Joseph, Christopher, and Tiffany. He leaves numerous great grandchildren. He is also survived by his partner Bernice, with whom he moved to Texas in 2006; his brothers, Gene, Ben, Bob, and Wayne; and sisters, Wilma and Linda. In your own words, Pops, "Farewell, but not forever--just for a little while." www.bakersfield.com/obits



Rose (Hoy) Shoemaker

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.



Rosemary Stadtmiller MARCO

MARCO, Rosemary Stadtmiller, (97), widow of Joseph Dominic Marco, M.D. She is survived by five children, Michael Marco, Michele (Tom) Kneafsey, Robin (Gary) Osterberg, Pat Steinert, and Terry (Duncan) Thomas, also survived by three sisters, 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Rosemary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. During her nursing career at St. Joseph's Hospital in Akron, Ohio, she met the love-of-her-life, Dr. Joseph Marco. In 1937, the newlyweds moved to Los Angeles. Rosemary was artistically talented, well read, well traveled. She loved to paint, cook, garden, sew, needlepoint and entertain. She was a true "Renaissance woman." She volunteered for many years at St. Anne's Maternity Hospital and won their coveted "Angel Award." By her example and influence, she passed her many gifts on to her children and grandchildren for which they are forever grateful. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Today, Tuesday (October 5, 2010) at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 2060 N. Vermont Ave. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her honor to St. Anne's Maternity Home, 155 N. Occidental Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Gates, Kingsley, Gates, Culver City, Drs. (310.837.7121)



Roshan Rahbari

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Roslyn Rose Simon

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.



Rudy Espinoza Sanchez

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.



Russell Wolfram

Russell Theodore Wolfram, Resident of Los Altos, Oct. 10, 1926-Sept.16, 2010, Russell passed away at the age of 83 after battling pneumonia., Russell was born in Windsor, Wisconsin, and moved with his family to Willow Glen, CA in 1926. He graduated from Campbell High School in 1943, and received a Bachelor's degree from San Jose State University, after serving in the, . He moved to Los Altos in 1956, where he resided until his death. He had a fond love of steam trains and was a member of the Santa Clara County Pioneers. He was a master violinist, playing for the San Jose Symphony at age 16 and was concertmaster of the Nova Vista Symphony for several years., Russell was employed by Philco, where he was involved with early warning systems for USAF radar sites, and by SRI International in Menlo Park where he worked as a Research Engineer for over 35 years. His work there included design of Space Shuttle hardware., Russell is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Janette, his children Elizabeth Hambright of Vacaville, John Wolfram of San Jose and Margaret Smart of Gilroy, as well as 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Ted Wolfram of Susanville, pre-deceased by brothers Douglas and Gerald., Memorial service will be Sunday, October 10, at 2pm Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Ave, San Jose. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. Westminster Presbyterian Church (408) 294-7447.



Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis, 53, of Redding died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



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SCHOMISCH, Anita B. 77, went to her final reward on Friday, October 1, 2010. Anita was born on December 4, 1932, in New Holstein, Wisconsin, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoffmann. She attended local schools in Wisconsin and lived in Santa Barbara for the past 23 years. Anita was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Celeste Hoffmann and Elizabeth Rose Freund.



Sally Ann Srock (Brawley) Patterson

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.



Salvatore Sunseri

Salvatore J. Sunseri (Sal), Resident of San Jose, Passed suddenly and unexpectedly on October 2, 2010 after 57 wonderful years. Beloved husband of Barbara, who loved him dearly. Loving father of Samantha and Scott. Cherished brother of Jim (Anita). Special cousin to Joe, Pat, and Gary Sunseri. Beloved nephew of Aunt Kay Sunseri. Loved son- in-law of Sue Small and brother-in- laws Jon and Jim (Caroline) Small. Adored uncle of Mary Anne, Emily, Colin, Audrey, Rachel, and Elizabeth. Preceded in death by Sam and Mary Sunseri., A San Jose native and graduate of Bellarmine College Prep, Santa Clara University, and SCU School of Law. Sal was an outstanding trial attorney and passionate baseball and soccer coach., Sal loved his family more than anything. He loved life, loved to laugh, and loved the Giants. He was a true friend to all who had the good fortune to know him, especially to Joe and Mike. Thoughts of Sal bring to mind his compassion, zeal for life, and true friendship. He always took a genuine interest in everyone he met, whether he knew them well or not. He was always ready to extend a helping hand or heartfelt note if you were in need of love and support., Sal had a passion for all sports, but especially baseball. He loved watching Giants games with Samantha. He reveled in coaching Scott and his teammates. His positive outlook on life was an inspiration to all the boys he coached., Vigil service will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Lima Family Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA. Funeral service date and time is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sal's name to Cancer Support Community or The



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Sandra Casey

Sandra Jane Buschmann Casey, age 74, of Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Redding, Connecticut, beloved wife of Daniel Casey, passed away on October 1, 2010. The complete notice will appear in this newspaper's Wednesday edition. The Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, of Fairfield Center has been entrusted with her arrangements. To see the complete notice now, order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign her guest register, visit



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Sidney M. Sharples Sr.

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Sondra Cynthia Sielicky

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Sonia Kassel "Tippy" KAUFMANN

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Stafford Paul Maruda

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.,



Stanley A. Weston

Stanley A. Weston, 87, of Bethel, formerly of Ridgefield, died peacefully on September 29 in Danbury. Mr. Weston was born March 17, 1923 in Huntington, VT one of fourteen children to the late Joe and Mae Weston. He moved to Ridgefield in 1939 and owned and operated a landscaping business until he retired to Vermont in 1980. A, U.S., veteran, he served in the European Theatre in Ireland, England and France. Stanley is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie; his daughter, Linda Weston of Newtown; his grandchildren, Sidney of Houston, TX, Stanley of Bethel, James of Vermont and Melissa Hackett and her husband, Keith of Newtown; three great grandchildren, Ashley, Elizabeth and Stanley; his sisters, Murlin Washburn and Mavis Stevens and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Windsor, Evans, Richard, his twin, Sidney, Hiram and Cleland and his sisters, Laurel, Mildred, Patricia, Leatha and Audrey and his son in law, Stanley F. Weston. Graveside funeral services and burial will take place on Friday, October 8, 2010 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ridgefield. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Voluntary Services, 215 Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009.



Stanley E. BROWN

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Tammy E. Lind

Tammy E. Lind, 50, of Redding died Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).



Thaddeus Victor Sinor

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.



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Thomas Lawrence Matteson

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



Tommye R. Auch

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.




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Van Beane

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



Van Buren Beane

Van Buren Beane, Resident of San Carlos, 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 . Sneider, Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home (650) 343-1804.



Vincente J. Reza

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Virginia "Polly" Barnett

Polly was born in Tennessee on July 7, 1945. She moved to California where she became an in-home healthcare nurse, and married her husband of 30 years, Jim. Polly loved to travel, go camping, and garden. She also loved to attend church on Sundays at Pine Hill Baptist Church. Polly had an extensive love for her friends and family, especially her grandson Jimmy, and she will be greatly missed. Polly is survived by her son Jim Barnett of Eureka, daughter Bridgette Barnett of Alaska, grandson Jimmy Barnett of Eureka, sisters Martha Scholz, Ethel Silveira, and Cathy Hoover, all from Manteca, as well as numbers nieces and nephews. Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Barnett. Memorial Service will be held at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Saturday October 16 a 1pm, officiated by Pastor Derril. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Pine Hill Baptist Church. Please sign the guestbook at



Virginia Wright Millard

VIRGINIA WRIGHT MILLARD DEC 14, 1919 - OCT 2, 2010 On October 2, 2010, Virginia went to be with her Lord and Savior. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. Virginia was born in Salem, Illinois, December 14, 1919 to parents Harry and Lovell Wright. She married the love of her life, Harry (Bud) Millard, after he returned from WWII in 1946. Soon after, they made their home in Modesto where Harry worked for the Modesto Bee and Virginia worked as a staff accountant for the accounting firm of Atherton, Ludlow, Rostomily, and Schonhoff. She retired after thirty years, however, she chose to work for realtor Paul Zegaris and later Naraghi Farms. Virginia was known for her warm and kind heart and witty humor. She was very creative and talented and loved painting and ceramics. She attended art classes at MJC and was a member of the Central California Art League. She was a long time member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a daughter of The American Revolution. She was an avid bridge player and loved playing with her good friends. Her other interests included cooking, gardening, playing golf, and especially spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Harry. She is survived by her children, William Millard (Susan) of Fresno, CA, Nancy Millard of Long Beach, Melinda Millard-Stephens of Modesto, and Mark Millard (Jessie) of Modesto. Grand- children, Brannan Millard (Consuelo), Amelia Pimley (Daniel), Courtney Brock. Nieces, Candy Bishop, Carrie and Paula Mathewson. Great-grandchildren, Rachel and Julien Perez. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 4-6 p.m at Lakewood Memorial Park at 900 Santa Fe Ave. Hughson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 2 o'clock p.m at Lakewood Memorial Park. Graveside Service will occur after and a reception will follow at the Millard Residence at 1009 Gettysburg Way, Modesto, CA.




WOLVERTON-KUBACKI, Janet 1922-2010 Janet Wolverton-Kubacki passed away peacefully in Quail Lodge, Valle Verde, on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the age of 87. She was a wonderful wife and a magnificent mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music, received a degree in music from UCSB, played the violin and piano, loved children, dogs and birds, and always put family first. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Colonel George David Wolverton, USMC,



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Wayne McDowell

WAYNE M. McDOWELL Age 87, resident of Hemet, CA for 75 years, passed away 09/29/2010 due to cancer. Wayne was born 07/14/1923 in Jetmore, Kansas. He retired as a self-employed contractor. Wayne served in the Air Force and attended Hemet High School. He was a member of Lions Club. Wayne is survived by his wife, Billie McDowell; daughter, Debbie Johnson (Dave) of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; sons, Bill McDowell (Janet) and Dennis McDowell (Laurie), all of Hemet, CA; brother, Keith McDowell (Carolyn) of Seaview, WA; sister, Betty Bothner (Walter), Hemet, CA; sister-in-law, Barbara McDowell of Santa Cruz, CA; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob McDowell. Memorial Service 10/11/2010, 2pm at Calvary Chapel, San Jacinto, 1450 W. 7th St. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Ramona VNA & Hospice and Calvary Chapel San Jacinto. 951-658-4433 #FD833



Wilhelmina "Willy" Mayberry

WILHELMINA (WILLY) MAYBERRY, January 28, 1937 – September 30, 2010, Wilhelmina (Willy) Mayberry, beloved mother of Lydia Mayberry, passed away September 30 from a brief illness., Willy, who knew no boundaries, leaves behind an extended family of friends from all walks of life., Willy worked for Crowell, Weedon & Co., a Los Angeles-based stockbroker firm, for over 20 years and was a 42-year resident of Los Angeles. She was born in Amsterdam and is survived by her loving daughter Lydia, executive assistant to Dick Wolf, her granddaughter Renee, grandsons Jessie and James and great-grandsons Brendan and Nolan, all of Grass Valley, California., In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the . Services are pending,



William Adams Wheeler

William Adams Wheeler 83 of Colusa passed away on September 30, 2010. Memorial Services will be on Saturday, October 16, at 11am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5th and Oak St., Colusa. 



William J. Chiarella

William J. Chiarella, age 54, of Danbury, passed away at Danbury Hospital, on Sunday, October 3, 2010, after a brief illness. Bill was born in Danbury, son of the late Joseph and Lena (DeSantis) Chiarella. He was a graduate of Danbury High School and Boston University. He worked for many years for Interlab Corporation of Danbury and went on to work for Branson Ultrasonics, where he was an International Sales Manager. Bill is survived by his daughters; Jessica E. Wiechec and husband Charles, of Depew, NY and Stephanie H. Chiarella, of Richmond Hill, NY, as well as his brother, Richard J. Chiarella and wife Carole, of Danbury, a grandson, Stephen F. Wiechec, of Depew, NY, two nephews; Richard J. Chiarella, II and wife Halaia and Philip S. Chiarella and significant other, Toni Coladner, of Danbury and his aunts, Mildred Chiarella, Sue DeSantis, Helen DeSantis and Angie DeSantis and many cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, Danbury, on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.



William James Bullis

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William James Knauff

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.,



William John "Bill" Kaylor

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William T. (Bill) Volz

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.



Winifred Lillian Register

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).