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AGNES M. JOHNSON SEP 16, 1916 - OCT 13, 2010 Agnes M. Johnson, beloved wife of Norman William (Bill) Johnson who preceded her in death in 2005, passed away on October 13, 2010. She was born on September 16, 1916 near Butterfield, Missouri to John and Nora Marlow. The Marlow family moved to Purdy, Missouri where Agnes' father was the local blacksmith. Agnes attended Purdy schools and was chosen as one of the members of the Missouri All-state Championship Basketball team and was awarded a college basketball scholarship. She pitched for her school softball team and sang in the school chorus. She graduated in 1934 and married her high school sweetheart, Bill Johnson. They moved to Porterville and then to Modesto, California. During, , Agnes was promoted to night supervisor at the Pacific Bell Telephone Company while Bill served in the navy in the Pacific. After the war, Agnes and Bill owned a successful local supermarket in Modesto. Upon selling their business in 1952, Bill became Vice President and General Manager of Save Mart supermarkets. Agnes strongly supported him with her skill and knowledge of the grocery business, offering her expertise by training new cashiers and teaching courses at Modesto Junior College. Agnes dearly loved sports, music, and traveling. She was an active member of the Modesto Municipal Golf Course Women's Golf Club and the Spring Creek Golf & Country Club. Agnes and Bill were joint owners of the Modesto A's, a farm club for the Oakland A's, seldom missing a game at the Modesto ball park. Agnes was also an avid supporter of the Modesto Junior College basketball program. She and her sisters, Rachel and Lois, enjoyed the annual Modesto Junior College Basketball Tournament and could be found in the cheering section for the Modesto Pirates every game during the week of the tournament. Agnes and Bill went to thirteen NCAA basketball championships all over the U.S. as well as several super Bowl games, World Series games, and the 1982 Olympics in Los Angeles. Attending the Kentucky Derby was one of their favorite experiences. In their community spirit, Agnes and Bill helped found the Modesto Jazz Society, seldom missing a Sunday afternoon of jazz and dancing at the, . They loved going to the annual Red Hot Jazz Festival in Los Angeles as well as jazz festivals in Sacramento and Monterey every year. Agnes and Bill toured extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and some Middle Eastern countries, visiting twenty-eight foreign countries throughout their travels. They were on one of the first tour buses allowed to travel through Russia during the tense years of the Cold War. In later years, they enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada in their motorhome and especially liked to vacation in Palm Springs and Scott's Valley. Agnes, beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews, some of whom she and Bill raised, is adored by all of her family for her kindness, her compassionate nature, and her generosity to anyone in need. Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside funeral service on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, CA. Guest book available, Remembrances may be made to a favorite charity.
Albert Frederick "Fred" Munns was born in London, England, in June 1929, and died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at his home in Paso Robles Fred served in the Royal Air Force and worked as a pressman for the London Evening News before immigrating to California with his wife, Joan in 1956. Â He then worked for the Los Angeles Times until he retired and moved to Paso Robles in 1994. He was a Scoutmaster, enjoyed gardening, playing the piano and socializing. Fred left behind his wife of 57 years, Joan; son, Michael; daughter, Allison; daughter''"in-law, Melanie; grandsons David and Wesley; granddaughter, Kelly; and sister, Kathleen. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 17, 2010, at the Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home, 1703 Spring St. in Paso Robles. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Boy Scouts Troop 60 andÂ sent to Steve von Dohlen, Scoutmaster, C/O Boy Scouts Troop 60, 1002 Little Quail Place, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles
Alejandra Lacaros Abinoman, age 93, a 25-year resident of Oxnard, died at home on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 from natural causes. She had been bed ridden since a stroke more than 11 years ago., She was born on Sept. 1, 1917 in Masbate, Philippines. She and her husband, Anacleto, immigrated from the Philippines to Mountain View, Calif., in 1985, and then moved to Oxnard where they resided with her daughter Belen, Belen's husband Roger Bingham, and her granddaughter Sherry. Alejandra and her husband became U.S. Citizens in 1991., Preceded in death by her oldest son, Adolfo, she is survived by her husband, Anacleto Abinoman; by four daughters, three sons, 23 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren., Viewing will be at between 4 and 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14 and 15 at the Funeraria Conrad-Carroll with a Rosary at 6 p.m. each evening and the Eulogy at 7 p.m. Friday. A funeral Mass for Alejandra will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church and she will be interred at the Santa Clara Cemetery following Mass. A reception following interment will be at the City Buffett located at Highway One and Statham Boulevard.
ENGEL, Alex Born in New York Aug. 18, 1931, died in Glendale, CA Oct. 4, 2010. Honorably served his country in U.S. Army. Respected physicist and kind friend. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, graveside, Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills, 5300 Forest Lawn Dr.
Alice G. Scofield Resident of Lodi 92. Survivied by daughter, Sharon, and siblings, John, Bob and Kate. Services 1pm, 10/23 St. John's, Lodi.
Aged 94 years and 8 months, died at Palm Drive Hospital on September 25, 2010 after a short illness. Her daughter and grandsons were with her. Alice was born in San Francisco on January 25, 1916 and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1937. In 1939 she married Howard Seymour, a native of Santa Rosa. They lived in Alameda for many years where their daughter was born. Alice and Howard were married for 50 years and retired to Occidental on property purchased in 1950. Alice was a homemaker and 'professional volunteer' throughout her life. Before her recent illness she was a volunteer at the Sebastopol Food Pantry and The Living Room in Santa Rosa. She was a consummate seamstress and quilter and crafted her daughter's wedding dress and trousseau. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sebastopol was her spiritual home for many years and there she put her professional volunteering efforts to good use. Alice is survived by her daughter, Janet Berg; grandson, Jim Berg; and grandson Eric Berg and his wife, Nancy and Alice's adored great grandchildren, great grandson, Aidan, who is three and great granddaughter Kiara, who was one in July. A step-son, Howard Seymour and his wife, Betty, of Pleasant Hill; a sister-in-law in Oregon and a brother-in-law in Stockton also survive her. She was predeceased by her husband in 1988. Her brother, sister, step-daughter and husband, foreign-exchange student daughter, and son-in-law also predeceased her. Services will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23. Donations can be made to St. Stephen's for the Food Pantry, Outreach Program, or the Living Room at Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Alice Valdez Grajiola, 83, of Indio, Calif. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 10, 2010. She was born to the late Manual and Maryann Bustamante in San Jose, Calif. on August 5, 1927. She was married to Max H. Grajiola. Alice is survived by daughters, Dolores Ortiz of Indio, Stella Nieto of Perris, Calif., Ramona Perez of Rialto, Calif., Virginia Galindez, Eleanor Zamora and Isabel Martinez of Indio; sons, Bobby Grajiola of Beaumont, Calif., Max H. Grajiola II, and Joe Grajiola of Indio; sisters, Angie Lujan of Arizona and Maltilde Chavez of Corona, Calif.; and brother, Mike Bustamante of California. In addition, she is survived by her 26 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by husband, Max H. Grajiola; daughter, Mary Guerrero; and sons, Peter Grajiola and Charles Grajiola, of Indio. Alice was known for her kindness and sense of humor. She enjoyed dancing to Mexican music and spending time with family. She will be greatly missed. Viewing will take place from 5-8:00 PM on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Forest Lawn in Indio. The Rosary will be said at 6:00 PM. Services will be at 8:30 AM on Monday, October 18, 2010 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio.
Remanick, Allen October 16, 1931 - October 14, 2010 Dr. Allen Remanick, a man beloved by his family and friends, died early Thursday morning after a two year-long battle with cancer. Elisabeth, his wife of 52 years, was with him at the time. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Remanick moved to Southern California in the early 50s. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Southern California. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to1956. He remained a life-long fan of his hometown Chicago Cubs. During his work with the pioneering Aerojet General Corporation in the early 1960s, Remanick helped develop new compounds used in solid rocket propellants. In the early 70s, he left the field of chemistry to pursue a career in real estate investment, which he maintained for the next 35 years. In retirement, Remanick enjoyed a regular schedule of travel. Often including visits with his wife's extended family in Germany, Remanick's trips were centered on bicycle rides and walking tours. He is survived by his wife Elisabeth, children Matthew, Berton and Aimee, 12 nieces and nephews and 11 grand nieces and nephews. A memorial service is scheduled for this Sunday, October 17, 1:00 pm, at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to www.livestrong.org.
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Andrew Lester Buelna July 2, 1953 to October 8, 2010 Andy went peacefully to be with the Lord on October 8, 2010. He died as the result of an illness received in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Alicia, of 33 years, and children Andrew Charles (wife Kimberly), and Eli. Grandchildren: Summer Rose and Andrew Thomas. He is also survived by parents Anne and Andy Buelna, sister Elizabeth, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, a Vietnam Veteran serving in the Navy. He served on the Foothill Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years as an EMT, and achieved the rank of captain. He worked and consulted in mining, mining safety, was an artist, accomplished outdoorsman, environmentalist, & humanitarian. A celebration of Andy's life will be held on October 17, 2010, 1:00 PM at the Foothill Volunteer Fire House, Willow Glen Road, Brownsville. For information please call 530-675-1321. Send Condolences at
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Passed away from a heart attack on Sunday, October 10, 2010. He was 62 years old. Art was born in Pontiac, Michigan to Arthur W. Grahl, Sr. and Catherine E. Jurkewicz Grahl on September 26, 1948. The family moved to Sebastopol when he was seven years of age. He attended the local schools and graduated from Analy Union High School in 1967. Out of high school he worked for Southern Pacific Railroad and was a fisherman out of Fort Bragg Harbor for a few years. He was a truck driver for the remainder of his working career. Art enjoyed tinkering with engines and motorcycles, watching movies, and most of all fishing. Estranged from his two children for over 30 years, he was re-united with them in February of this year. The last nine months of his life were the happiest he had known in a very long time. (Thank you Shelley). He is survived by his two children Shelley and Russ; and four grandchildren: Austin, Christopher, Taylor and Chase and his sister, Kay. Rest in peace my dear brother. Private services were held with family.
Born June 1936 in Danbury, Connecticut and passed away on August 27, 2010 in Torrance. He was a long time resident of Palos Verdes and retired aerospace engineer at TRW. Art is survived by his devoted son, David Griffin; companion, Maren Blyth; former wife, Carolyn Griffin; and an extended family of devoted friends. A private celebration will be held at a future date.
On Oct. 9, 2010, he peacefully passed on to the Lord in his sleep of natural causes., Born on Sept. 21, 1922 in El Paso, Texas. His parents were father, Abelardo, and mother, Manuela Ordonez. He was married to Gloria Escobar for 46 years when the Lord took her under his arms. He was blessed with five children who addressed him as Pop. Also, he enjoyed his nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren., Arthur's daughter, Christine, married to Jim Pizano with two grandchildren: their son, Jimmy Jr., married to Lauren with four great-grandchildren, Tracy, Sarah, April and Sophia, and their daughter, Angie, married to Adrian Cardoso with two great-grandchildren, Mia and Alex. Arthur's son, Patrick Ordonez, married to Cheryl and one grandchild, Veronica. Arthur's daughter, Anna Smolin, and two grandchildren, Amanda and Andrea. Arthur's son, Anthony Ordonez, married to Ileana and three grandchildren, Leanna, Emily and Eva. Arthur's daughter, Gloria, married to Tom Humphrey, and one grandchild, Miranda. His family included sister, Ofelia Castillo; brother, Anthony Ordonez; sister, Adaline Maynez; brother, Albert Ordonez; sister, Caroline Tafoya; and surviving brother, Patrick Ordonez, and sister, Helen Samora., He worked for Construction Labors Union, Local 0585, retiring Jan. 1, 1976, continuing his own business of seal coating driveways and then parking lots until his stroke in 1996. Arthur was a devout Catholic who worshipped at St. Anthony's Church for many years. For many of these years, he volunteered his time as an usher. He volunteered his time delivering toys and goodies to the needy at Christmas. Also, he was a member of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. He truly enjoyed giving to others and had many friends., Other hobbies included fishing, camping, and even spent time raising birds. His favorite time was family gatherings. He was never short of a smile or greetings for family, friends or strangers. He was never short of words or interesting stories. He touched so many lives that his memory will go on forever. We will truly miss him and remember the lessons he taught us. God Bless Arthur, with love from all his family and friends., A very special thanks to Tina Winfield and her sister Donna Esters who devoted themselves to our Pop 24/7, making him happy and comfortable with love., Viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at St. Anthony's Church, 2511 South "C'" Street, Oxnard. Funeral services at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at St. Anthony's Church, followed by the burial ceremony at Santa Clara Cemetery.
Arthur M. Bustamante, 73, from La Quinta, Calif. passed away October 9, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Mesa, Ariz. to Manuel and Virginia Bustamante. He is survived by wife, Florence; daughters, Gloria Diaz, Rosie Leeger and Debbie Juarez; son, Roman Bustamante; 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children. He was a "Water Boy" at Coachella Valley Water District as a heavy equipment machine operator for 30 years. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 from 4-9:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM at Casillas Family Funeral Home in Coachella. Funeral Mass will be celebratedat 10:00 AM on Monday Oct. 18, 2010 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta. Burial will follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Casillas Family Funeral Home.
Ashley Caitlyn Manigault was born May 12, 1988 and went to be with the Lord on Sept. 29, 2010. She accepted the Lord into her life when she was 11 years old and developed a special relationship with Him over the years, which carried her through the loss of her father, to whom she was very close, and other storms in her life., As a child and teen, she was very active in her church's youth department and youth choir. When the late Reverend Veta Anderson chose her to lead "Never Alone" in the St. Mark Youth Choir, it became Ashley's testimony in song., Ashley was a beautiful young woman inside and out. She was blessed with a melodic voice that brought a sense of comfort and peace to those who heard her sing., Her unique personality made her shine and drew many, many people to her from all walks of life. She made friends easily and "adopted" many people into her life as sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers. Her extended family is huge and includes people of various races, cultures, and classes who simply loved her vibrant spirit., Ashley was a very smart, intelligent, funny, giving, loyal, protective, independent and capable young woman who was working toward her, Bachelor's Degree in business and accounting at the time of her passing., Ashley is survived by a host of family and friends who loved her. She will be sorely missed but we look forward to when we shall see her again in the Kingdom of God., Ashley's services were private. However, the family would like to thank everyone for your prayers, acts of kindness, and support during this difficult time., Please sign the online guestbook at www.times heraldonline.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo, (707) 552-6696.
Barbara June Haydon June 1, 1927- Aug 26, 2010 In loving memory of our mother and grandmother and longtime Fairfax resident. She is survived by daughters Robin Vance and Jennie Haydon and son David Haydon. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Makena and Tyler Haydon as well as brother Donald Hollingworth and sister Connie. Barbara graduated from St. Joseph Nursing in 1948 and spent many years as a nurse in Marin County. A remembrance celebration is planned for October 25th at 6:00 PM at Il Davide Restaurant, 901 A St. in San Rafael.
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Brittney Marie Weaver April 5, 1991~Oct. 3, 2010 Our beautiful angel left us too soon on October 3, 2010, after a courageous battle with Osteo Sarcoma and complications from treatment. The memory of her beautiful free spirit and kind nature will live on in our hearts forever. She was an inspiration to all that knew her. She leaves behind many loving friends and family members including; her loving mother Janine Schengel and brother Jeremy Weaver, father Lonnie Weaver, her devoted grandmother Patricia Ench and grandfather Frank Ench, aunts Melinda Bowser and Karen Burrous, uncles Haywood Bowser and Paul Burrous and adoring cousins, Natalie, Ruby, Max and Emma. A memorial will be held October 17, at Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, 2:00-4:00 PM. For all who knew her and loved her please come join us. Donations to Osteo Sarcoma Research and local area blood banks.
Feb. 23, 1937 - Oct. 12, 2010 Barbara leaves behind her husband Robert of 52 years, their three children, three brothers and several grandchildren. She loved her family and we loved her. She was am amazing artist and loved to paint. A service will be held for all to attend on Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 at the Trinity Baptist Church, 515 Powell Ave, Healdsburg, CA.
Beatrice Anderson, 88, of Vacaville died on Sunday, Oct. 10 in Davis. She was born on Sept. 26, 1922, in Maringouin, La., A Funeral service with Pastor Leroy Gainey officiating will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis St. in Vacaville. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
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Beatrice "May" Sweet was a resident of the Driftwood Healthcare Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., at the time of her death. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 10, 2010, at the age of 92.�
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Beldon John Yee San Bruno, CA Dec 2, 1952 - Oct 10, 2010 Beldon left us far too soon, doing what he loved. He was born to Elaine and Johnny Yee in San Francisco, graduating in 1971 from El Camino High School. He then obtained his Certified Shorthand Reporter license and began a career with the San Francisco Superior Courts which spanned more than thirty years. He was an avid Wing Chun practitioner, health enthusiast and abalone diver for over thirty years. Beldon is survived by his loving wife, Bernadette Morozumi Yee; daughter Lauren Michelle Yee of San Bruno; parents Johnny and Elaine Yee of South San Francisco; sister Leinaala Gray and nephew Jason Kirby of Dublin; brother Jonathan Yee of Belmont; nephews Adam Bialik, Mark and William Morozumi, Brad Minster; niece Ellen Bialik; aunts, uncles and cousins; and the cats he dearly loved, Sebastian and Lucy. Friends are invited to Beldon's celebration of life on Sunday, October 17th at 11am at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 West Lake Avenue, Daly City, CA. Casual attire is optional. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Beldon's name be made to the San Francisco SPCA or to individual favorite charities.
Toney, Benita August 19, 1959 - October 8, 2010 Benita Toney was born in Wayne County, Michigan. She was the 8th child of 11 born to James and Irene Robinson. She was wed in holy matrimony to James Edward Toney in 1979, and they were blessed with 4 children, 3 daughters and 1 son. Benita was a devoted wife and mother.
Benjamin Scott Colvin, 19, passed away on Sunday, Oct, 10. He was born in Fairfield, Calif. on Dec. 5, 1990. Funeral services will be private. Please sign the online guest book for his family at www.vacahillschapel.com. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.
Benjamin T. Olaes Sr. 89 of Lemoore, California, beloved father, grandfather, brother and great grandfather who was called to the Lord on Monday, October 5, 2010 in Hanford, California., Benjamin was born on December 8, 1920 in the Philippines to Bernardo and Dionisia Olaes. He married Maria Amoroso in 1938. Benjamin worked as a City Councilman for the Philippine government for over 20 years. He came to Oxnard, California in 1992 and resided in Camarillo until 2008 when he moved to Lemoore, CA. Benjamin was well known for his love of singing Elvis and Frank Sinatra songs, dancing at parties, playing bingo, boxing and his love for beer. Everyone knew him for singing "Happy Birthday" at any occasion - he just had to sing happy birthday. His wife, Maria in 1988, three sons and two brothers, preceded Benjamin in death., "Our Grandpa was fun and very cool. We will miss and hold you in our hearts, Grandpa Ben. You are now finally with your loving wife and three sons. We know you are in a happier place.", Benjamin is survived by his loving and devoted daughter, Nenette Walsh of Lemoore, Danilo, Ricardo, Milagros, Dovie, Egie, Benjamin, Jr. and Albert, all of the Philippines; grandchildren, Tess Wolstenholme, Lilian Bruce, Roland Olaes & Jordan Diaz; great grandchildren between Camarillo, Lemoore and The Philippines., Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 1 - 6 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA., Graveside memorial services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road in Ventura, CA. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post #741 in Camarillo at 3 p.m., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
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Bill Mundy, 79, died Sept. 14, 2010, in San Jose, Calif. With his wife, Marifran, he had been proprietor of Schurra's Candy Factory from 1983 until their son, Brian, took over in 2005. Private services have been held.
Biviana Perez de Hernandez, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010., Biviana was born on May 19, 1923, to parents Concepcion Perez Rico and Patricia Salazar De Perez in Raton, N.M. Biviana was a beautiful, yet humble, hard-working, compassionate and generous woman. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family and cooking for them delicious bunuelos, tamales, and chiles rellenos., Biviana was preceded in death by husband, Guadalupe Hernandez Gallaga, on March 3, 1996., She survived by her older sister, Cristina Ramirez; sons, Juan Jesus Hernandez, Arturo Hernandez, Javier Hernandez; daughters, Maria Luz Barajas, Eva Gonzalez, Celia Garza., Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, 629 South "A" Street in Oxnard. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at Santa Clara Catholic Church, 323 S. E Street, Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North "H" Street, Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. F, uneral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street, Oxnard. For further information, please call 486-9148.
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Bonnie Mae Lilly passed away at her Napa home on Oct.13, 2010, following a lengthy illness. Born on the family farm in Walthill, Neb., to Sam and Dorothy Davis, she learned at an early age the value o
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William Philip Butalla June 26, 1947 - Oct. 13, 2010 Bill, a Vietnam Veteran, served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He was .....
1930 - 2010, Byron T. Bartlett, Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Aug. 28, 2010 in Canoga Park., Born to Byron and Delina Bartlett in Old Town Maine on May 16, 1930. Byron joined the Navy in 1951 and met his wife Kikue while stationed at Atsugi Japan. They were soon married and shortly after moved to San Diego. Byron and Kikue lived in Oxnard from 1968 -1971 and again from 1972-2007 when he had a heart attack and was moved to a skilled nursing facility in Canoga Park., Byron was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years., He is survived by his brother, Donald Bartlett of Waterville, Maine, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his son, Byron T. Bartlett III of Santa Maria, daughter-in-law, Patricia, and grandson, Daniel; other grandsons, Byron T. Bartlett IV of Camarillo, David J. Bartlett of Augusta, Ga., and their families., Byron retired from the Navy in 1971 and in 1973 opened Bartlett's Lawnmower Shop in Oxnard as owner and operator for 34 years. In the last several years before his heart attack much of his time was devoted to caring for his ailing wife., Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at The Harbor Community Church, 3100 Preble Ave., Ventura.
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November 23, 1965 - October 13, 2010 Cathie, a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and successful business woman passed away at her home in Los Banos on Wednesday after a 3 year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. She was born in Tacoma, Washington to Donald and Edythe Smith. While growing up she lived in various cities around the US where her father was involved in waterway, dam, and nuclear construction sites. Cathie returned to Washington at the age 16 and graduated from Tahoma High School. In 1968 she moved to Los Banos to be with her family who were working on the San Luis Dam Construction. It was at this time, in late 1968, that Cathie gave birth to her beloved daughter, Andrea, who grew to be her closest friend. Before Cathie's passing, Andrea would bless her with the addition of a son-in-law whom she loved and treasured. In July of 1972, Cathie met the love of her life, Greg Hostetler, while working with him at Carlos' . There was no doubt she had found her life partner and she married him seven months later. They enjoyed 38 wonderful and adventurous years together. During these years, Cathie worked as a waitress at places such as Carlos' and Tiny's, going on to obtain her real estate brokers license in 1974, then teaming up with her husband to launch the Ranchwood Family of Companies. For more than 3 decades Cathie and Greg have built and operated these companies, which include farming, home building, land development and transportation operations. For the majority of this time, Cathie managed every aspect of the Companies finances and administrative duties, laying the foundation for success. The fruits of their labor included the accomplishment of building 600 homes per year and owning and developing over 5,000 acres of almonds. Together, Greg and Cathie have built a legacy of ingenuity, dedication, and endless giving. If there is something that Cathie displayed best in life, it was her ability to enjoy life and the people around her. She was an accomplished cook and frequently entertained people in her home. She loved to boat, cheer on the Giants and 49er's, read, and spend any free time at her beloved Central Camp near Yosemite. Her hearts joy was in bringing happiness to others Cathie was vivacious and outgoing and often displayed this through her adventures in suba diving, skiing, waterskiing, and of course Nascar. She was an enthusiastic collector of both Santa Clause decor and Bears. She was accompanied to the end by her faithful friend and dog, Harry always by her side. Cathie is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Edythe Smith. She is survived by her husband, Greg; her daughter, Andrea Brandt; her new and beloved son-in-law, Ron Brandt; Her sister Claire Satre (Tom) ; Parent-in-laws, Ed & Merry Hostetler; brother-in-law Rory Hostetler (Connie); sister-in-law Suzanne Rider (Clay); and 7 nieces and nephews: Lynn Chernugal (Rick), Leslie Satre, Lori Beck (Lennie), Michael Satre (Cindy), Jason Rider (Anna), Matt Rider, and Max Hostetler. She is also a loving great-aunt and great-great aunt to many. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cathie's Bears, a foundation they are creating in Cathie's honor. The purpose of this foundation will be to share Cathie's love of bears, her giving spirit, and her love of children by providing stuffed bears to children in need of hope. It is the family's hope that the sparkle they saw in Cathie's smile will live on through the smiles of the children these bears reach. Donations may be mailed to: Cathie's Bears 923 East Pacheco Blvd., Suite C, Los Banos, CA 93635. Donations can be mailed to Cathie's Bears, 923 East Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, CA 93635. Donations to the ALS Foundation at UCSF are also appreciated: payable to UCSF Foundation c/o Eden Jacoby, Dept. of Neurology 220 Montgomery Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Please include "ALS Center" in the memo field when donating. Please join the Hostetler family on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 3:00 for a service celebrating Cathie's life at the Exhibit Building at the Los Banos Fairgrounds, 403 F Street, Los Banos. Reception will immediately follow in the adjacent O'Banion Building.
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Carmen Catherine Murray August 7, 1923 - October 13, 2010 Viewing will be held between 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., October 17, 2010, at Greenlawn Mortuary, 3700 River Boulevard, Bakersfield, California. Rosary and Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, at St. Francis Church, 900 H Street, Bakersfield, CA. Private graveside services will be held in the Garden of Roses at Union Cemetery. Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Carmen Catherine Murray was born in Santa Cruz, CA to Pellegro and Marie Mon Bertolucci on August 7, 1923 and passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Bakersfield home on October 13, 2010. Carmen's family moved to Bakersfield in 1936, where she was attended Emerson Grammar School and graduated from Kern Union High School in 1942. She graduated from Los Angles City College with a dental assistance degree and was later employed by Dr. Zimmer as a dental assistant. With Carmen, family always came first. Called "Mom" by all family members, Carmen took great pride in her devoted husband, Jim, of 59 years, his work, their three children and nine grandchildren. Whenever the need, "Mom" would always drop whatever she was doing to care for her family. She took great pleasure in her family, especially her grandchildren, whom were always very special to her. Carmen will especially be remembered for her loving nature, generosity, and many kindnesses. Her family and friends will forever cherish her honest, no nonsense, pragmatic outlook on life. Her zest for life will be recalled as one who enjoyed sun bathing on the beach in Carpinteria, playing the slots, working in her garden, cooking for all, and her Early Times before dinner. One of Carmen's great pleasures was hunting for wild mushrooms. She had an exceptional fondness for all animals, especially her cats. She was preceded in death by her father and mother and is survived by her loving husband, Jim Murray; daughters, Germaine Echenique, Kristin (John) Moore, and Laura (Mike) Etcheverry; grandchildren, Julia, John, and Emily Moore, Jeff, Rose, Jenny, Amy, David, and Christine Etcheverry; brother, Vincent (Bernita) Bertolucci; sister, Maryanne (Jack) Keown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to give special thanks Dr. Clerou for his attendance and care of "Mom" through out her life. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes a donation be made to the ASPCA, St. Francis School, or your charity of choice.
Carmen Martinez Reyes, 39, was struck and killed while bicycling Sept. 21, 2010, in the Alviso area of San Jose, Calif.
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CAROLYN FERRARA HUGHES OCT 25, 1939 - OCT 12, 2010 RESIDENT OF FREMONT Carolyn Hughes, born and raised in Modesto and long-time resident of Oakland, died peacefully at home after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Known for her spunk, can-do attitude, and sense of humor, she worked hard her entire life, starting before she was age 10 with taking care of her younger siblings, fixing dinner, and even taking care of her father's business books so her immigrant parents could hold down two and three jobs and run their store simultaneously. After college, she took the lead in starting and managing the family's new business venture, Ferrara's Delicatessen, Restaurant, and Catering Service, which operated in Modesto for 9 years. She married Robert Hughes, whom she had known since they were freshmen in high school, in 1967 and moved to Oakland where he was employed with Kaiser Health Plan. She subsequently worked in administrative capacities for a variety of large and medium sized companies, eventually retiring after 13 years as a legal secretary for a patent attorney. Throughout her life she brought a caring attitude towards everyone she encountered, be they extended family members, neighbors, or mere acquaintances with whom she struck up conversations on busses and in check-out lines. No matter the situation, she made people feel ''at home'' with her; truly a gift that far too few people have. She always was ready to assist and help anyone in need. Always ready with an upbeat pep talk, a smile, and a laugh, even while in excruciating pain from the many ailments she suffered through, and conquered, during most of her life. She touched countless lives; more than any of us will ever know. She is survived by her friend of 57 years and nearly 43 years of marriage - her soulmate forever - Robert Hughes; their two sons and daughters-in-law,Alan and Karen of Santa Rosa and Chris and Sharon of Fremont; two grandchildren, Lauren and Jared of Fremont; former daughter-in-law Sylvia Butcher Hughes of St. Helena; and brother Jim Ferrara of Modesto. Per her wishes, she has been cremated and there will be no immediate funeral services. The family plans to hold a celebration of her life at a later date, still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to your favorite charity.Fremont Chapel of the Roses (510) 797-1900
Carolyn Ferrara Hughes Oct. 25, 1939-Oct. 12, 2010 Resident of Fremont Carolyn Hughes, born and raised in Modesto and long-time resident of Oakland, died peacefully at home after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Known for her spunk, can-do attitude, and sense of humor, she worked hard her entire life, starting before she was age 10 with taking care of her younger siblings, fixing dinner, and even taking care of her father's business books so her immigrant parents could hold down two and three jobs and run their store simultaneously. After college, she took the lead in starting and managing the family's new business venture, Ferrara's Delicatessen, Restaurant, and Catering Service, which operated in Modesto for 9 years. She married Robert Hughes, whom she had known since they were freshmen in high school, in 1967 and moved to Oakland where he was employed with Kaiser Health Plan. She subsequently worked in administrative capacities for a variety of large and medium sized companies, eventually retiring after 13 years as a legal secretary for a patent attorney. Throughout her life she brought a caring attitude towards everyone she encountered, be they extended family members, neighbors, or mere acquaintances with whom she struck up conversations on busses and in check-out lines. No matter the situation, she made people feel "at home" with her; truly a gift that far too few people have. She always was ready to assist and help anyone in need. Always ready with an upbeat pep talk, a smile, and a laugh, even while in excruciating pain from the many ailments she suffered through, and conquered, during most of her life. She touched countless lives; more than any of us will ever know. She is survived by her friend of 57 years and nearly 43 years of marriage - her soulmate forever - Robert Hughes; their two sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Karen of Santa Rosa and Chris and Sharon of Fremont; two grandchildren, Lauren and Jared of Fremont; former daughter-in-law Sylvia Butcher Hughes of St. Helena; and brother Jim Ferrara of Modesto. Per her wishes, she has been cremated and there will be no immediate funeral services. The family plans to hold a celebration of her life at a later date, still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to your favorite charity. Fremont Chapel of the Roses (510) 797-1900
Carroll "Gordon" Thomas, 72, passed away after a courageous 25-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, with his family by his side. Gordon was born in Arlington, Va., and enjoyed his early years in the company of a large number of relatives from the Garnett, Gordon, Robertson and Willis families. He attended Wakefield High School, then earned a business degree from American University. After a tour of duty with the U.S. Coast Guard, Gordon settled in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Los Gatos, Calif., where he fell in love with the rural lifestyle. While there, he worked as a Personnel Director for Alexian Brothers and El Camino hospitals in San Jose, owned a successful property management company for many years and was able to retire at an early age. Gordon then made his way to the Central Coast. He designed and built his dream home on a ranch in Arroyo Grande. His days were spent happily tuning engines, detailing cars, listening to music and riding his ATV around the property. He shared his life with Sue, his wife of over 20 years, and their five much-loved dogs. Gordon is survived by his sister, Ann Donohue (Tom) of Arlington; mother-in-law, Cecilia Zylka of Arroyo Grande; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nancy Zylka and Jay Broyles of Simi Valley, Calif.; sister-in-law, Michelle VanDusen; niece, Tavia VanDusen; and countless, loving friends. A remembrance service to celebrate Gordon''s life, will be held in Virginia in early spring. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Gordon''s name through the National MS Society at
CATHIE HOSTETLER NOV 23, 1945 - OCT 13, 2010 Cathie, a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and successful business woman passed away at her home in Los Banos on Wednesday after a 3 year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. She was born in Tacoma, Washington to Donald and Edythe Smith. While growing up she lived in various cities around the US where her father was involved in waterway, dam, and nuclear construction sites. Cathie returned to Washington at age 16 and graduated from Tahoma High School. In 1968 she moved to Los Banos to be with her family, who was working on the San Luis Dam construction. It was at this time, in late 1968, that Cathie gave birth to her beloved daughter, Andrea, who grew to be her closest friend. Before Cathie's passing, Andrea would bless her with the addition of a son-in-law, Ron, whom she loved and treasured. In July 1972, Cathie met the love of her life, Greg Hostetler, while working with him at Carlos'. There was no doubt she had found her life partner and she married him seven months later. They enjoyed 38 wonderful and adventurous years together. During these years, Cathie worked as a waitress at places such as Carlos' and Tiny's, going on to obtain her real estate broker's license in 1974, then teaming up with her husband to launch the Ranchwood Family of Companies. For more than 3 decades Cathie and Greg have built and operated these companies, which include farming, home building, land development, and transportation operations. For the majority of this time, Cathie managed every aspect of the Company's finances and administrative duties, laying the foundation for success. The fruits of their labor included the accomplishment of building 600 homes per year as well as owning and developing over 5,000 acres of almonds. Together, Greg and Cathie have built a legacy of ingenuity, dedication, and endless giving. If there is something that Cathie displayed best in life, it was her ability to enjoy life and the people around her. She was an accomplished cook and frequently entertained people in her home. She loved to boat, cheer on the Giants and 49er's, read, and spend any free time at her beloved Central Camp near Yosemite. Her heart's joy was in bringing happiness to others. Cathie was vivacious and outgoing, and often displayed this through her adventures in scuba diving, skiing, waterskiing, and of course Nascar. She was an enthusiastic collector of both Santa Claus decor and Bears. She was accompanied to the end by her faithful friend and dog, Harry, always by her side. Cathie was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Edythe Smith. She is survived by her husband, Greg; her daughter, Andrea Brandt; her new and beloved son-in-law, Ron Brandt; her sister, Claire Satre (Tom); Parents-in-law, Ed & Merry Hostetler; Brother-in-law, Rory Hostetler (Connie); Sister-in-law Suzanne Rider (Clay); and 7 nieces and nephews: Lynn Chernugal (Rick), Leslie Satre, Lori Beck (Lennie), Michael Satre (Cindy), Jason Rider (Anna), Matt Rider, and Max Hostetler. She was also a loving great-aunt and great-great aunt to many. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cathie's Bears, a foundation they are creating in Cathie's honor. The purpose of this foundation will be to share Cathie's love of bears, her giving spirit, and her love of children by providing stuffed bears to children in need of hope. It is the family's hope that the sparkle they saw in Cathie's smile will live on through the smiles of the children these bears reach. Donations may be mailed to: Cathie's Bears 923 East Pacheco Blvd., Suite C, Los Banos, CA 93635. Donations to the ALS Foundation at UCSF are also appreciated, payable to: UCSF Foundation c/o Eden Jacoby, Dept. of Neurology 220 Montgomery Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Please include ALS Center'' in the memo field when donating. Please join the Hostetler family on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 3:00 pm for a service celebrating Cathie's life in the Exhibit Building at the Los Banos Fairgrounds, 403 F Street, Los Banos. Reception will immediately follow in the adjacent O'Banion Building.
Celerina A. Guillen, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, and sister, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010., She was born on June 15, 1937 to Alberto Arteaga and Socorro Marquez. Our mother was a loving, beautiful, humble, hardworking and generous woman. She enjoyed spending time with her family and in her later years in life, she found peace and comfort while spending time with her dogs ( Brownie, Vida, and Shiloh). She loved nothing more than being in the same room with her nine children. We will miss her forever!, She was preceded in death by her son, Eulalio Guillen, on April 17, 1985, and her dog, Coco, on May 14, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Efren Guillen; mother, Socorro Marquez; and children, Maria Popma, Angelina Fuentes, Margarita Guillen, Gloria Olguin, Joe Guillen, Gabino Guillen, Rosa Guillen, Linda Seitz and her "baby boy" Juan D. Guillen; 33 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; dogs, Brownie, Vida, and Shiloh; and five siblings, Guadalupe Arteaga, Angela Arteaga, Salud Arteaga, Gregorio Arteaga and Eugenio Arteaga., Mama, I love you more than all the stars in the sky, more than all the fish in the sea, more than the sun's heat. I will miss you more than words can say! Linda..., Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 10 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 500 N. Juanita Rd., Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street, Oxnard. For further information, please call 486-9148.
Celeste Marie Kett, 44, of Dixon, passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, in Sacramento., She was born on Dec. 23, 1965, in Sacramento., A visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m., with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m., at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home., A Mass with Father Dan Madigan and Father Carlos Farfan officiating will follow on Monday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a college fund that has been set up for her daughter, Megan, in honor of Celeste at First Northern Bank in Dixon. Donations can also be made to St. Peter's Food Locker or Sacramento Food Bank., Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
CHARLES P. LOEFFLER (1932 ~ 2010) Was known by most as "Gary". He lived in Riverside for 45 years. He was a successful business owner for over 50 years. His ability to engineer & design led to the development of Aireox Research, a manufacturer of medical air purifiers. For Gary, helping others came easy. He was a man of great integrity with a huge heart. One of his great passions was music. He wrote, composed and performed his music with the Oasis Senior Center Ukulele Strummers in Newport Beach where he was known as "Dutch". His greatest passion of all was his love of family, God, and country. He is survived by his wife, June; five children, Michael Loeffler, Linda Moreno, Sharon Hilborn, Laura Brown, Jennifer Woodruff and six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as four brothers and seven sisters. Services entrusted to: Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary (951) 689-1441
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Charles Wesley Kocher, 63, of Vacaville, passed away after a long illness on Thursday, Sept. 30, in Vacaville. He was born on Dec. 8, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Charles served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years until 1972. He also worked for Mare Island Police Department for 10 years, retiring in 1984 and then worked another 10 years for customer service at Self Power Equipment, retiring in 1997. Charles enjoyed NASCAR, RC car racing, camping and spending time with his family. He was a member of Shepard of the Hills in Vacaville., Charles is survived by his daughter, JaDee Hopper; sons, Raymond J. Kocher, Arlin S. Kocher and Charles W. Kocher; sister, Cora-Ann Rogoway; brother, Raymond Jay Kocher; and 11 grandchildren, Trent, Anthony, Raymond II, Nikkole, Alexus, Dakota, Dinah, Emma, Karlyn, Kathleen and Isabella., A graveside service with Garrison T. Hopper Sr. officiating, will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. A reception to follow.,
Christian Filippi, age 54, passed away Tuesday Oct. 5th in San Francisco, surrounded by his family., Chris was born to Ginny and Gerry Filippi on Oct. 18, 1955 in Hanford. He grew up in Lemoore, graduating from Lemoore High School and attending West Hills College. He was a general contractor., Chris is survived by his wife, Rauna of 30 years; daughter, Rhiaunon and husband Steve, son, Chris and wife Tiffany, son, Geard, son, Levi and grandson, Nikolus all of Vallejo. He is also survived by his brother, Gerry and wife Jo Ann of Meadow Valley and his mother, Ginny Filippi of Lemoore., Memorial services will be held later this month in Vallejo.
Christopher Scott Stenz, devoted husband and father, innovative technology professional, active sportsman and prominent figure in the Newtown youth sports community, died suddenly on October 14, 2010 in Danbury Hospital after battling leukemia since August. Mr. Stenz was forty-one years old. Mr. Stenz is survived by his wife of seventeen years, Cheryl (Valeika) Stenz; their three children, Charlotte, William and Jack of Sandy Hook; parents, Carol and Roger Stenz of Norwalk; brother, Todd Stenz, sister-in-law, Julie Stenz and nephew, Beckett Stenz, all of Trumbull; parents-in-law, Tyra and Ray Valeika of Powder Springs, Ga.; brother-in-law, Steve Valeika, sister-in-law, Katie Valeika and niece, Lilly Valeika of Athens, Ga. Christopher Scott Stenz was born August 3, 1969 in Greenwich. After growing up in Norwalk, Mr. Stenz graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School in 1987, where he was a standout football player for the Jesuits. He attended Providence College, where he met his future wife, Cheryl Valeika, and graduated in 1991 after receiving a BS degree in Business Administration and Finance. Professionally, he spent eighteen years at DataViz Inc. in Milford, where he eventually rose to the position of Director of IT Operations and eStrategy. A prominent and respected figure in the Newtown Youth Sports community, Mr. Stenz spent countless hours developing young football, lacrosse, basketball and baseball players. He had recently spearheaded a cross-sport initiative in Newtown with the Positive Coaching Alliance, a group dedicated to creating a character-building youth sports environment. Mr. Stenz was also an avid fly fisherman, recreational golfer, and stalwart fan of the New York Football Giants He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his family and friends as a man of unwavering character and unfathomable generosity, whose endless joy for living life to the fullest was contagious to all those around him. Calling hours will be Sunday, October 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 18 at 11 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Stenz's name to Kevin's Community Center, PO Box 37 Newtown, CT 06470 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or, To leave an online condolence go to
Clifford Charles Sweet of Berkeley, CA Aug. 3rd 1936 to Oct. 3rd 2010 Clifford was born the youngest of nine children to George and Ruth Sweet in Jupiter, FL. Clifford moved to San Jose, CA to live with his two brothers, Wester and Jim where he enrolled in San Jose City College in 1957. He went on to graduate from San Jose State with a degree in political science. At the time, the civil rights movement and civic responsibility inspired him to pursue a career in law. He then earned his JD in 1963 from Lincoln Law School. Clifford is most known by family, friends and members of the community for his work through Legal Aid Society of Alameda County (LASAC). In 1971, four years after accepting a job with the organization, Clifford was named Executive Attorney and remained so until his retirement in 1998. At LASAC, he guided significant litigation against unfair bank lending practices (Redlining), bolstered minority hiring among Oakland police officers and fire fighters, and defended low income tenants throughout Alameda County, among other meaningful rulings. Twice, Clifford argued cases, and had judgments affirmed, in front of the California Supreme Court. Clifford is survived by his brother Jim, sister Dorothy, sons Julian and Bret and numerous nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held October 24th 10am-2pm, at the Claremont Hotel, Sonoma Room, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley CA 94705. Please RSVP ForeverClifford@gmail.com or 520-548-4107.
Curtis Breckenridge, 69, died Aug. 15. .
Dominic Louis Matteucci Gina Matteucci Dancing among the Stars Dominic Louis Matteucci born Dec. 7, 1919 in Pt. Richmond, CA; Passed away on March 4, 2006. Gina Matteucci born March 5, 1920 in San Francisco, CA; Passed away on September 30, 2010. Married February 2, 1947 and now Together Again. Survived by son David Matteucci of San Rafael. Dominic left Gina after a long illness in 2006 and passed peacefully surrounded by family. Gina waited patiently to join Dom and passed after a short illness, with her son by her side, to be with her husband. Survivors include daughter-in-law Donna Matteucci; Sisters, Laura DeCarlo, Paula Segale and sister-in-law Joanne Gini, cousin Victoria Luciano along with numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial pending--notice to follow.
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Danny Saiz (age 59) died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010., Although he was born in Fresno on Nov. 23, 1950, he was considered a native son of Ventura, having spent his whole life here. He was everyone's favorite bartender, with a heart of gold and a wicked sense of humor. He loved having good times with family and friends. He will be forever missed but not forgotten., He is survived by his mother, Esperanza Cardona; partner, Diana Autrey; his sisters, Virginia Valdevia, Rosie Gutierrez, Tina Cardona; his brother, Aert Cardona; his children, Rex Saiz, Danny Saiz, Amanda Saiz, and Paul Peete; four grandchildren and lots of other wonderful family., He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Saiz, and his fathers, Raul Saiz and Domingo Cardona., Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura. Memorial Service will held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Perez Family Chapel in Camarillo, reception to follow., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Perez Family Funeral Home, 983-3457. Please sign our guestbook at www.camarillomortuary.com.
Darlene Caruso Honey, today would have been our 55th wedding anniversary and you are not here to share it with me, but I will always cherish our memories together and you will always be with me, I love you honey, Your husband.
Darlene J. (Moon) Ericsson 1946 - 2010 Darlene Janette (Moon) Ericsson was born on December 2, 1946 in Bakersfield, CA to her parents, Cliff and Virginia Moon and passed away quietly on October 7, 2010 with her family by her side. Although deeply saddened by their loss, Darlene's family knows that she is now by the Lord's side and is no longer suffering. Darlene graduated from East High School in 1965. She was a nurse at Kern Medical Center in the ER and dedicated her life to raising her children and helping others. Some of Darlene's interest included sewing, listening to music, and her beloved animals. She enjoyed the rain and the ocean, but was happiest when she got to spend time with her family. Darlene was blessed with seven Granddaughters who all resided in Bakersfield. A tradition that will now live on with Darlene's children was to have all of her Granddaughters come to her house to bake cookies during the holidays. Darlene is survived by her children, Sven Ericsson and his wife Michele, Teena Williamson and her husband Johnny, and Shaina George and her husband Travis. Darlene's beautiful granddaughters are Sydney Ericsson, Kasey Ericsson, Rylie Ericsson, Savanna Ericsson, Paris Williamson, Kylee George, and Brynlee George. Darlene is also survived by her sisters, Linda Qualls and Sue Braman and their children Duane Qualls, Lisa Bue, and Amy Chia. Services will be held at Hillcrest on Monday, October 18th, at 10:00 a.m.
David A. Dillon Passed away on October 12, 2010, at the age of 92. A native San Franciscan, David graduated from Polytechnic High and the University of San Francisco. He served in the, in, , and returned to complete a long career with the City of San Francisco. A long-time member of the Olympic Club, he was a true Irish gentleman. He will be fondly remembered for his broad smile, quick wit, and the twinkle in his eye. Friends may visit Tuesday at 9:30 AM and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 AM (BOTH AT) St. Ignatius Church, Parker at Fulton St. S.F. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077
David F. Crandall, died on Friday Oct. 8, in Dixon. He was born on July 1, 1940., Arrangements will be made by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Dixon, 693-0292 www.bryanbraker.com.
It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of David Foster Crandall. Born on July 11, 1940, in Berkeley, David grew up in the Berkeley Hills, where he attended Berkeley High School., After high school, he attended San Jose State University. David entered the United States Army in 1961. After the Army, he worked for the San Jose Police Department. In 1966, he became a proud member of the California Highway Patrol, where he served until his retirement in 1995., In his spare time, David loved golf, working on his 40 Chevys and attending church., David is survived by his wife, Lucy; and his children, Elida Mena, Henrriette Mena, David Andrew Crandall, David Glenn Crandall, Daniel Crandall and Katie Crandall., A service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson St., Dixon, Calif., 678-2191., The family requests that donations in David's memory be made to Allendale Union Church., Interment will be private at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Dixon, 693-0292. Sign our guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.,
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David Jasper, 51, of Oak Run died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Debra Lynne Dawson, 52, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Oct. 10., She was born on Jan. 9, 1958., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
Denise M. Snider-Andrade Resident of Santa Clara Passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA at the age of 61. Survived by her loving husband Richard J. Andrade, her cousins Reverend Raymond E. Malley, S.M., Eileen M. Collins and Rosemary Malley. Visitation Mon 10/18 at 3PM and Rosary at 7PM at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Funeral Service Tues 10/19 at 11AM at St. Clare Church, 941 Lexington St., Santa Clara. Interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.limafamilysc.com.
Diane L. Evans, 1944 - 2010, Diane L. Evans, 65, passed away on October 12, 2010 at home with family at her side, after a brave and hard fought battle with cancer., Diane was born on October 16, 1944 in Detroit, MI, to Joan and Charles Smith. She was the younger of two children, having one brother, James. After being raised and educated in Detroit she moved to southern California with her first husband and two sons. She was a courageous single mom raising her two boys, until meeting her soul mate. On August 29, 1975 she was married to Gary Evans, gaining a son and daughter. Together they had a son and their family was formed. They moved to Clovis, New Mexico in 1979 and lived there for eight years, finally settling in Santa Maria in 1987. Diane worked in the accounting field for various firms in the area while also attending school to become a C.P.A. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of La Verne in 1999 and earned her C.P.A. license in 2006. Finishing school and earning her C.P.A. was something she was very proud of, considering she raised five children and worked full time. Diane loved to spend her time traveling to places like Mendocino and Cambria. She also loved watching football, especially the Michigan Wolverines and the San Francisco 49ers., She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Gary Evans, and her five children; Dennis Evans, of Brea, Ca; Keith Littell and wife Denise, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Edward Littell and wife Michelle, of Adelanto, CA; Dawn Uber and husband Eric, of Wildomar, CA; and Eric Evans and wife Annabelle, of Santa Maria. Diane is also.survived by her nine grandchildren; Blake, Brendan, Jessica, Rebecca, David, Tyler, Kylie, Juliza and Cecily; and two great-grandchildren; Chase and Caden., Diane is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Joan Smith; and her brother, James H. Smith., A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home, with Pastor Clete Doyal officiating., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Diane's name to the Marian Cancer Center, in the care of Marian Foundation, 1400 East Church Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
Riley, Dion Gregory March 28, 1947 - October 10, 2010 After a battle with brain cancer Dion passed away Sunday evening under the care of Hospice and in the arms of his wife, Brenda. A 40 year career culminating in his being the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President of Republic Indemnity Company of America was rewarded by working with wonderful people. Dion and Brenda had the joy of sharing life with their son Michael and daughter Meghan. Coming from large families, Brenda and Dion have many siblings and Dion also is survived by his mother, Estella. Their will be a rosary at 5:30pm on Friday, October 15 at St. John Eudes Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Ave. Chatsworth, 91311 and a Memorial service at 9 am on October 16 at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills-10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge Ca 91326. The family asks in lieu of Flowers to consider donating to a Memorial Fund in Dion's name set up at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills noted above.
Dixie "Dix" Dillingham of Indian Wells, lost her battle with cancer on October 1, 2010 at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage. Born Dixie Jane Dillingham on Sept 11, 1931 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Cecil (Dilli) and Dorothy (nee) Mcphee Dillingham. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Mizell. She is survived by her niece, Molly Peterson; and family of Atlanta, Ga. Inurnment was on Oct. 8, 2010 at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City, Calif. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Dixie attended Healdton High School and the University of Oklahoma where she was a Pi Phi Sorority sister. After college she worked in Dallas and LA for advertising and marketing firms and after relocating to the Coachella Valley she was an agent for Becker & Becker. She enjoyed travel (except on planes), "loved those big parties" and liked to spend quality time with friends. Her enthusiasm for the Dallas Cowboys and Sooner football was obvious to everyone she met. She had pride in her native Oklahoma and battling to the end she will always be remembered for this part of the Sooner fight song lyrics that she loved to recite. "I'm a Sooner born And a Sooner bred. And when I die, I'll be a Sooner dead." Thank you Dixie for so many memories: the laughter, the good times, your zest for life and the unforgettable twinkle in your eye. In memory donations are suggested to be made to The
Dona J. Garver, 85, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, after a brief illness., She was born March 29, 1925, in Champaign County, Ohio, and was a 57-year Ventura County resident. Dona enjoyed working for the Defense Department for 31 years. In 1984 she retired from The Navel Ship/Surface Weapons Systems Engineering Station in Port Hueneme. Energetic and full of life, she found great comfort and a sense of fulfillment in providing the care others needed. She was always the first to help her friends in need or lend a helping hand. She was a very loving, empathetic, private person who never wanted to be recognized for her service or her generosity to others. Each shared a very special and unique relationship with Dona and she will be missed by all., Dona was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Carrie Garver; her brothers, Roger and Reginald Garver; and her sister, Freda Fogg., She is survived by her niece, Sandra Porter of Beaumont, Calif., and her nephew, Dennis Woody of Bremerton, Wash. Dona was grateful for her many friends, including the "Happy Faces" and her special neighbors. She is also survived by lifelong friends, Martha Johnston of Camarillo, Marilyn Boyd of Los Banos, Calif., and Richard Johnston of Camarillo., Dona's parting message to her friends and family was, "I appreciated your friendship and support throughout my life." She told some friends shortly before she died "My future is in God's hands now.", A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. Pastor Bob Walpole of the Life Way Baptist Church will officiate., In lieu of flowers it is requested you consider a donation to your favorite charity., Arrangements are under the direction of the Griffin Family Funeral Chapel of Camarillo, 482-1166.
Surrounded by his loving family, Donald H. "Don" Ruppert, 85, passed away on October 11, 2010 after a long illness. Don was born in Hamilton, Ohio. Following his graduation from Hamilton High School in 1943, he entered into military service during, . He was in the Army Air Force from July 1943 until April of 1946 serving in England, Scotland and France. Don loved his time in the military and the many friendships that he made. Upon his return from the military he married his high school sweetheart, Faye and started his career in the banking service with the Second National Bank in Hamilton. Fourteen months later, at the request of Don's long time Air Force friend Paul Kinsey, the Ruppert's packed their belongings and traveled cross country to Cloverdale, CA with the hope of securing a job with the First National Bank of Cloverdale. Don was successful and in 1947 he began what would become a very successful banking career, beginning as a Cashier, and receiving promotions to Assistant Cashier, Cashier, Vice President and President. Don ultimately retired 35 years later as Chairman of the Board. Under his leadership, the First National Bank expanded from a single local bank to opening branches in Ukiah, Boonville, Gualala and Healdsburg. First National Bank was purchased by Independent Bankshares holding company, later becoming Westamerica Bank. When he retired, Don and Faye enjoyed the first 18 months of rest and recreation traveling in their motor home, then wanting a new challenge Don got his real estate license. He spent two years as a realtor and then in 1985 he joined Western Title Company as Escrow Officer. In May 1986 he opened the Healdsburg office of Western Title as Manager. Don retired a second time from full-time employment with the Title Company in 1988. During his career, Don was well known throughout the State in the Banking industry serving in professional organizations including California Bankers Association, Regional Advisory Committee on Banking Policies, American Institute of Banking and Comptroller of Currency. Don Ruppert was described in banking publications as "setting a leadership example of hard work, cooperation and competence that has contributed much to Banking growth". Following retirement, when asked what he missed most about banking, Don was quoted as saying "In my 33 years, my banking career was my second love. (my wife) Faye is my first." This statement truly describes the man that Don was. His first focus and priority was his family. He was a loving husband and remarkable Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather who never let a day go by without telling his family that he loved them. He will be greatly missed and will forever be alive in our hearts. Don was very active in the community of Cloverdale holding positions on the Chamber of Commerce Board and the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Board and the School District Board of Trustees. Don helped form the Cloverdale Hospital District, was a [former] member of the, and Knights of Columbus. For anyone who knew or met Don, they will remember his love of Cloverdale. Don is survived by Faye, his wife of 63 years; his sister Geraldine Ruppert of Cloverdale, his children: James (Kitty) Ruppert of Santa Rosa, Carol Giovanatto (Michael Pigoni) of Cloverdale; loving Papa of Dawn (Anthony) Michalek, Michael Miller, Laura (Terry) White and great grandfather of Delaney and Amanda White. Visitation will be Sunday October 17th from 3:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service starting at 6:00 p.m. at Fred Young Mortuary, Cloverdale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday October 18th at St. Peters Catholic Church, Cloverdale. Private burial services at Oakmound Cemetery in Healdsburg. Donations may be made to the Cloverdale Volunteer Firefighters Association, 451 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, CA 95425. FRED YOUNG F.H. CLOVERDALE, 707-894-2540
Don Blois was born and raised in Vallejo, Calif. He graduated from Vallejo High School in 1952. He was also a graduate of Vallejo Junior College, Sacramento State University, and Golden Gate University in San Francisco., He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1955 and was stationed in Japan during the Korean conflict. Don worked in San Francisco for more than 37 years as the head of human resources for three major companies. During that time, he was active in many San Francisco business organizations such as The CommonWealth and World Trade Club., Don was a member of the Vallejo Golf Club and served as a director at one time. He was a longtime member of the Vallejo Elks Lodge and a past Exalted Ruler from 1996-1997. Don loved to be surrounded by family and friends with an Old Crow cocktail in hand; no ice., He enjoyed golf, deep sea fishing, searching out the finest restaurants, and putzing around his yard. He also had a passion for one of Jodeane's fine cooked meals, a challenging domino game and trips to fine gambling establishments., Don and his beloved wife, Jodeane, were happily married for more than 55 years. They have three loving children, Yvonne, Camille, and Phillip; and one grandson, his only and favorite, Ricky J. Varni II., Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. There will be a memorial reception immediately following the service at Vallejo Elks, 2850 Redwood Parkway, Vallejo., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Loma Vista Farm or the Elks National Foundation., Arrangements are under the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo, (707) 552-6696.
January 31, 1933 - October 9, 2010 Doris J. Fischer, daughter to Ralph B. Crandall and Dorothy Loomis was born in Joplin, Mo. on January 30, 1933. She died October 9, 2010 in her home surrounded by loving family after a year-long battle with cancer. She is survived by her brother, Ralph Crandall of Palm Springs, Calif.; son, James Fischer of Corvallis, Ore.; and daughters, Janice Smith of Redding, Calif. and Loretta Prince of Anderson, Calif.; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Fischer; daughter, Ginger Prince; brother, Loomis Crandall; and two granddaughters, Tara and Jolea Prince. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, painting, creating stained glass and wintering in Palm Desert, Calif. while enjoying summers in Corvallis, Ore. A non-denominational service will be held for Doris at the McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis, Ore. starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Park. For on-line condolences go to www.McHenry Funeral Home.com.
Doris Marie Steffey was born in Springville, Utah, on May 21, 1924. Her job as an executive secretary with U.S. Steel took her to San Francisco in the 1950s, and she lived in the Bay Area the rest of her life., In 1961, she met George R. Steffey through mutual friends, and they discovered a shared love of bowling and coin collecting. They were married in September of that year. In September of 1962, Doris gave birth to their only child, Susan Denise., In the late '60s, the family moved to Vacaville, and shortly thereafter, Doris went to work as a secretary for the Vacaville Unified School District, for whom she worked until her retirement in the 1980s. Doris loved collecting antiques, painting, reading, movies, and caring for cats who needed her., Doris died peacefully on Sept. 25 of congestive heart failure. She is survived by her husband, George, of Fairfield; daughter, Susan Milikien (Doug) of Lafayette; granddaughter, Gabriela of Lafayette; her sister, Verna Garrett of Provo, Utah; and many, much-loved nephews and nieces. A private memorial service will be held later this month in Springville, Utah., As a life-long lover of cats, Doris would be honored for donations to be made to: The Solano Feral Cat Group, http://solanoferals.org, 421-5515.,
DORIS ROHDE OCT 4, 1907 - OCT 13, 2010 Doris Rohde, 103 of Turlock died Wednesday at her home. Doris was born in Santa Rosa California, the daughter of Hubert and Eppie Comstock. She is preceded in death by 4 sisters, 2 brothers and her husband Arendt Rohde. She was a graduate of the University of the Pacific. Doris taught for 30 years in the Ceres Unified School District, primarily at Caswell School. She was a charter member of the Persephone Guild in Ceres, and a member of the Ceres First United Methodist Church. She was a lover of gardening, baking and her great-grandchildren. She leaves her son Ray and wife Patsy, Three grandchildren Kevin, Robin (Todd), Ray Jr. and three great-grand- daughters Caitlin, Hannah and Lauren. Remembrances may be made to Hospice of Emanuel and, . A memorial service will be held 11:00am Monday, October 18th 2010 at Turlock Funeral Home. Please share your memories & condolences, www.modbee.com/obituaries
Dorothy Rowland Adams, 8/24/1921-10/9/2010, Born August 24, 1921 to Charles and Edith Rowland, she passed away peacefully on October 9, 2010., A graduate of Roseville High and Placer Jr. College, she began her career with the State of CA in 1941, retiring in 1988 from the Dept. of Education., She was a devoted mother to her children, Glenn and Barbara Adams and is also survived by grandchildren Ryan and Andrea Adams; great-grandson Gabriel Adams; sister Margie Inglett and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; siblings Rita Stewart, Una Hale, Edith Reeves and Stanley Rowland., At her request, no services will be held. As a faithful lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Roseville, she requested that donations in her memory be made to her beloved church.
DOROTHY BOOTH APRIL 1913 - SEPT 2010 Dorothy Booth, a Turlock resident since 1963, passed away peacefully at Emanuel Medical Center on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. She was born in Nebraska to the late Thomas and May Sturtevent. She was an elementary school teacher for the Chase County School District in Nebraska for three years. She lived in the Los Angeles area in 1939 then moved to Oakdale in 1953 before she settled to Turlock in 1963. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Turlock. She is survived by her five grandchildren, Carrie MacLean, Robert Booth, Crystal Cozine, Jenny Booth, and Samantha Booth. She also leaves behind eight great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:00am at the 1st Baptist Church of Turlock. Please share your memories and condolences:, www.allenmortuary.com ALLEN MORTUARY
Dorothy F. Beelard, 82, of Vacaville, died on Friday, Oct. 8, in Vacaville., She was born on May 3, 1928, in Broken Bow, Okla., A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.
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Dorothy Beelard, 82, passed away at home in her sleep, with her family around her., Dorothy was born in Broken Bow, Okla., to John and Tinnie Swafford. The Swafford family moved to California in 1935. Dorothy married Verne Beelard on Nov. 2, 1945. They raised three sons, Verne, Billy and Wayne. The family owned and operated Beelard Chevron for more than 40 years. Dorothy enjoyed her family and friends gatherings at her home, all of her grandchildren and the occasional trip to the casinos. Her sense of humor, her zest for life, and her feisty personality will be forever missed., Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Billy. She is survived by husband, Verne; sons, Verne and Wayne; daughter-in-law, Toni; and five grandchildren., Graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden, 448-5646. Online guestbook www.mccunechapel.com.,
Dorothy Jackson, 74, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Dorothy Medeiros, age 88, passed away on the morning of Oct. 10, 2010 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family., Dorothy was a 42-year resident of Ventura County and resided in Simi Valley from 1967 until 2002. After suffering a stroke she resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Thousand Oaks. Dorothy was active in the Simi Second Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and the Simi Valley Senior Center. She enjoyed singing and was involved in many choirs., Dorothy will always be remembered for her happy spirit, always willing to drop what she was doing to go out with a friend to lunch or a movie. Dorothy was born on Sept. 6, 1922 in Lincoln, Neb., to Anton Hofmann and Helen Nord. She was the thirteenth child. All of her siblings predeceased her., Dorothy loved her daughter and grandchildren and was an excellent grandmother to Matthew, Angelyn, Marcus, Joshua and Jennifer Taylor. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Taylor; son-in-law, Bret Taylor; stepson, Brant Medeiros; cousins, Della Irwin, Ione Ruehl and Edith Saich; and nephews, Gary Vaughn, Neal Gates, Freda and Paul Hofmann and their families. She lived long enough to see her first great-grandson, Charles Taylor., We are thankful for the wonderful life she lived and the kindness she showed everyone., Funeral services are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapel in Thousand Oaks, 230-2800., A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints at 1600 Erbes Road in Thousand Oaks. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Simi Valley Public Cemetery, 1461 Thompson Lane in Simi. All are welcome to attend the services.
Dorothy (Dottie) Marie Martelli passed away at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif. on September 28, 2010. Dottie was born to Leo Roy and Lenna Mae Walls (Bond) in Floydada, Texas on October 12, 1929. She grew up in Abilene, Texas and attended and graduated from local Abilene schools. She worked for Tenneco West for years and after retiring spent many hours volunteering her time at Eisenhower Hospital's Diabetes Center where she enjoyed the many friendships she made there. She is survived by her son, David (Barbara) Schuyler; and daughter, Morii (Frank) Taylor. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Ryan, Lindsay and Jennifer; and her great-grandchildren, Taryn, Megan and Kailyn who so loved spending time with their "Granny." Dottie leaves behind many extended family members including step-grandchildren, Robi and Kelly; along with two former-daughter-in-laws she cared so much for, Aleta and Jennifer. She enjoyed many friendships over the years but none as dear as the ones with her friends, Alladean, Sylvia and Bev. She especially loved her little dog, Darby, who was by her side the last two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard with whom she enjoyed a full and happy life; her son, Bill (Bubba); and her beloved granddaughter, Heather, all of whom she loved and missed so much. Her ashes will be interred next to Richard's in Riverside National Cemetery and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. We love you and miss you, Mom. You will be forever in our hearts.
Douglas (Greg) Jacob-Foster of Indio Calif. passed away October 11, 2010 in Palm Desert Calif., he was 47. He was born March 6 1963 to Joseph L. Jacob and Donna E. Jacob in Lutcher La. Greg married Brinn McKone on October 4 2008 in Palm Desert Calif. He was a co-owner of Zippity Zip courier Service and 20 year flight attendant for Alaska Airlines, retired. He served in the Air Force from June 1985 to June 1986. Greg is survived by his husband Brinn McKone of Indio Calif., sister Bunny Accardo of Hester, La., brother Jacob Jacob of Tacoma Wash., and "adopted mother" Jeannie Foster of Vashon Wash. He was preceded in death by father Lee Jacob, mother Donna E. Jacob and "adopted" father Michael Foster. Memorial services will be at 10am on October 16 2010 at the Center For Spiritual Living in Palm Desert Calif., Interment will be at 11:45am on October 16 2010 at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City Calif. The family suggests donations be made to thetrevorproject.org, to help stop teen suicide.
Dr. Steven Meyer Blocher, D.Min. 1951 - 2010 Husband, father, brother, pastor, missionary, counselor, teacher, fisherman and friend -- Steve Blocher went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 13th. The eldest child of Robert and Mary Jean Blocher, Steve was called to follow Jesus Christ in his early 20s while working in the fields of Northern California. He met Paul and Marianne Forgy of Yuba City through First Methodist Church, and eventually they allowed him to meet their daughter, Janelle. The two of them fell in love and got married, and they would spend the next 34 years together sharing Christ's love with others, raising three children, four dogs, two cockatiels and going wherever in the world they were called to serve the Lord. Steve's ministry began in youth groups in Yuba City. But a calling in missions and outreach would lead him and Janelle from Alaska (First Presbyterian, Anchorage) down to his family's base in California's Central Valley (First Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield 1982-86), on to positions in Cairo, Egypt (Heliopolis Community Church) and Mussoorie, India (Woodstock Christian International School) before bringing them to Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, where he ministered to the community for fifteen years. Steve graduated from Foothill High in Bakersfield (Class of '69) and carried a passion for learning throughout his life - he studied at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Selly Oak Colleges in the UK, the American University of Cairo and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena (Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry). Steve loved the outdoors, he loved to travel and he loved to share the wonder of God's creation with others. Whether hiking the Tahoe basin, horseback riding around the Great Pyramids in Giza or piling his family into an Ambassador taxi for a journey across India, Steve knew wonder was best shared with others. The Blocher Family home was a regular stop on many travelers' and missionaries' journeys, wherever it was in the world. The Blocher's home was often filled with the smell of Steve's chicken on the BBQ, the sound of his beautiful voice singing along to his amazing guitar playing and the love of Jesus that he would share with any who would listen. Steve is survived by his wife, Janelle of South Lake Tahoe, Kristin of Sacramento, Ryan and Eric (and Eric's wife Song) of Qingdao, China. He is also survived by his sisters, Janice Stovall and her husband John (of Bakersfield), Patricia Orth and her husband Bob, Nancy Greenman and her husband Greg; Janelle's sisters, Huntyce Moore, Jeanine and her husband Walter White, Alisan and her husband Brent Hastey; many nieces and nephews and many many brothers and sisters in Jesus. He is predeceased by his parents and many others who are glad this good and faithful servant is home with them today in Heaven. We will be celebrating Steve's life at Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, in South Lake Tahoe, on Sunday, October 17 at 11:30 a.m., and at noon, on Monday at Sutter Cemetery, in Sutter, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for the continued ministry of Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church.
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Duncan Halcro, 56, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away October 9, 2010 in Palm Desert. He was born May 19, 1954 to Jack and Nelma Halcro in San Diego. He was a dedicated employee of Desert Arc in Palm Desert for seven years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Malcolm. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2010 at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, Hemet, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Desert Arc, Palm Desert, Calif.
age 83, a 52 year resident on Rancho Cucamonga, died on October 3, 2010 from complications of Multiple Myeloma and Diabetes. He died as he wished, at his home, supported by the love of his family. Edward was born on February 10, 1927 in Endicott, New York. He was the son of Italian immigrants, Anthony and Filomena Capparelli. He spent his childhood in N.Y and when he came to California to attend Pepperdine University, his parents followed. After living several years in Los Angeles the family moved to Upland, CA in 1954. A lifelong love of music started when Ed attended public school in Endicott. As a young man, he competed in and won state and regional music competitions on baritone and trombone. He later became a member and soloist of the
HARRIS, EDWIN V. Nov. 23, 1924 to Oct. 13, 2010 Edwin Harris passed away peacefully in his sleep. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Harris was a veteran of, who served on Iwo Jima among other campaigns with the, . After the war, Mr. Harris received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and eventually settled in San Diego where he started his own construction company, EVH Construction in El Cajon. Mr. Harris was active in many civic and social organizations throughout the years in the San Diego area. He loved to travel; he and his wife Maxine traveled all over the world during their 19 years together. Mr. Harris is survived by his wife Maxine, children Lisa, Howard, and Daniel, step-children Terri and Ron, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Harris also has many relatives still in the Cincinnati area. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Silverado Hospice of San Diego.
REYES, ELIZABETH Oct. 26, 1915 to Oct. 9, 2010 San Diego resident. Viewing will be held on Monday October 18th, from 4 to 8 p.m. with Rosary at 6 p.m. at El Camino Memorial - Cypress View Chapel, 3953 Imperial Ave. at 40th Street, San Diego, CA 92113. Mass on October 19th, at St. Anne's Church, 621 Sicard Street, San Diego, CA 92113 at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross.
Edith Scarborough Lewis Edith lived an exciting and fascinating life, across eighty-eight years. She was born July 31, 1922 in Biloxi, Miss. She left her childhood home in 1940, seeking adventure and travel. During her life she saw most major US cities and traveled the world extensively. At various times, this stunning blonde lived in Washington, DC, New York City and Guam. After WWII, she moved to Guam, where she was the editor and chief reporter for the island's daily newspaper. Edith finally settled in San Francisco, where she met the man of her dreams and her future husband on a double date in 1951. The Biloxi Belle and Tom were engaged on February 14th, Valentine's Day. Edith married Tom Lewis, the man she was meant to build her life with, on April 5, 1953 (Easter Sunday), in Carmel, CA. They enjoyed 57 loving years of marriage. Tom and Edith settled in Belmont to raise their family of four boys. She was active in the boys' lives and activities and was always among the first to volunteer for whatever committees or activities required to make such endeavors successful. She worked tirelessly in support of her family and was a fabulous and nurturing mother. To no one's surprise, Edith ultimately began a career as a travel agent, in an attempt to satisfy not only her own wanderlust, but also to assist others who had the desire to travel and explore the world. She worked in the travel business for 15 years, where she and Tom were able to take many fascinating and exciting trips to all corners of the globe. With what little remaining free time that she had, Edith enjoyed writing and was a contributing book reviewer for the Redwood City Tribune. She is survived and mourned by her loving husband-Thomas D. Lewis. Her adoring four sons - Bob, Tom, Jack and Jeff. Her devoted daughters in law - Barbara and Margrett. Her four beloved grandchildren - Brian, Kevin, Alexis and Nicolette. Also, her caring niece - Ethel B. McCaskill. Edith was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Sarah Scarborough, her six brothers - Emory, David Kent, Alton, John, Charles, and Norman Scarborough, and her sister - Ethel S. McCaskill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be missed and mourned by all who had the good fortune to know her. Edith died September 16, 2010 in Belmont, California. She was at home, in the house she & Tom built together and have lived in since 1957. According to her wishes, her ashes were spread in the bay, near the Golden Gate Bridge, on Saturday, October 2 by her sons and husband, so she may continue to travel the world. A celebration of her life was held for family and friends on Monday, October, 4.
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ELDA CATHERINE CHAPMAN JUL 8, 1923 - AUG 23, 2010 Our sweet mother passed peacefully from this life on Monday, August 23, 2010 at home in Roseville, CA. The only child of Natale and Rena Marello, Elda spent most of her youth in El Cerrito, CA where she excelled in school loving her English, French and Latin classes and acapella choir where her vocal gift found audience. Prior to WWII, Elda attended business college in Berkeley, CA. The onset of WWII brought a great sense of duty to the country. After a relentless pursuit by her grade school sweetheart, John (Jack) Chapman, the two were married. John enlisted for active duty in the US. Navy and Elda reported as a working volunteer for the American Red Cross; both were Stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina before their final wartime home of New Orleans, LA. After returning from active duty, John and Elda took up residence in Oakdale, CA where they worked on the Chapman family ranch and began raising their family. In 1952 the couple and their son, John Jr. moved to Modesto where they resided for 52 years. Not only was Elda a loving wife and devoted mother to her three children, she was a pioneer in the field of X-Ray and forged the way for the working woman. Elda was one of the first women to earn her certification from the State of California in the field of Radiologic Technology. Her tenure in the field spanned over 35 years as an X-Ray Technician at Scenic General Hospital in Modesto, CA. After retiring, she continued her health services as she traveled the central valley providing industrial workers the convenient and affordable opportunity of breast cancer mammography. Her life-long service to others is a testament to her commitment to making a difference by caring for others. E1da was a member of Native Daughters, American Radiology Society, and the Swiss Club of Modesto. Elda will be lovingly remembered by her family and all those who called her a friend as her home knew no stranger. Those who knew her warm and loving nature, will fondly remember her kitchen filled with foods representative of her Italian heritage and treats from her garden. Food, music and good times were always in abundance at the Chapman home. Elda is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John (Jack) Franklin Chapman. She is survived by her three children, Dr. John Chapman, Jr. (Barbara) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Jonelle Hooper, of Lincoln, California; and Jonette de Camp (Scott) of Modesto, California; three grandchildren, Paul Hooper (Mayura) of New York, NY; Jennifer Meyer (Garrett) of Gridley, CA; Tyler de Camp of San Diego, CA; three great grandchildren; and her unofficial son and personal hero, Mr. Michael Fleshman (Judy) of Carmichael, CA. Our mom's radient smile, unmistakable laugh, and enormous love for her family and friends will live on in our hearts forever. A private family service honoring Elda's life will be held in November on the waters of the San Francisco Bay. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to the or to a non-profit service organization of your choice.
Elizabeth Louise "Betty Lou" Ranous, 82, passed away on September 28, 2010. Betty Lou was born to Raymond and Louise Nottke in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1927. She married William "Bill" Ranous in La Canada, Calif. on September 8, 1946, and had two children, Richard and Susan. They lived in Glendale, Calif. until 1989, when they moved to Palm Desert, Calif. to spend their retirement years on the golf course. Betty Lou enjoyed golfing, sewing, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active member in the Christian Science Church in Palm Desert, the Rancho Mirage Women's Club, and the Philanthropic Educational Organization. Betty Lou was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 60 years. Survivors include her two children, Rick (Audra) Ranous and Susan (Alan) Brubaker; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Billy), Daniel (Shanna), Alison, Kaitlin and Kyle; and two great grandchildren, Kailyn and Kirianne.
Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif. For more: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire/ci_16063546
1912 - 2010, On Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the age of 98, Ms. Peggy, having lived in her words "a very full life," left this temporal world to join Our Lord to begin her eternal reward., After the death of her husband of 32 years ago in 1969, she came from Canada to Southern California in 1975 to be closer to her last living sister, Margaret (who died in 1998)., Having no children of her own, she is survived by a nephew in Sun Valley and a great-niece in San Jose., Ms. Peggy made many friends and affected many lives in the Ventura Ave. area as a dedicated volunteer. She loved helping at the Ventura Ave. Adult Center Brown Bag Program. Self-taught to read and speak Spanish, she tutored Hispanic individuals at the Ventura Ave. Library in English to pass citizenship tests or enroll in college classes. Joining American Mission Teams Outdoor Gospel Church in 1991, she supervised the Place of Rest Clothing Ministry from 1995 through 2007. She was always concerned about the needs of others and thankful for all the programs and services available to those in need., Always fashionable in her array of hats, Peggy chose to "think on things of good report," which her friends believe is what gave her such a long life; forgiving everyone and believing the best. Never owning a telephone or a television set, she enjoyed gardening, listening to radio programs and being around friends and neighbors., She was very thankful to the volunteers and friends who came to her need during the last two years of her life, allowing her to continue to live as independently as possible in the trailer park she called home since 1979., Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 at Total Life Christian Center, 660 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura., Donations may be made in her name to City of Ventura Adult Center, 550 Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001, or American Mission Teams, P.O. Box 339., Norris City, IL 62869, to support the programs she loved.
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Dec. 16, 1943 - Oct. 8, 2010, In fond farewell and loving memory of Evaliene Harris Lil Tookie, US Army Veteran, nurses aide, homemaker, we miss and love you. May you now know the rest and peace you sought in your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ., Throughout your life you blessed and touched the lives of all whom you came in contact, as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, you shared your love with others. No matter the struggles you encountered and the pain you endured during your 40 plus year battle with Crohns disease, you never faltered in your love and care of others, while you continued to grow in your faith. You were a living doll sent from God, the essence of an angel., May we continue to reflect on your many accomplishments and uncommon strength and love. Your will power and faith defeated struggles most of us will never know in our life. This is your victory...You won against all odds. And your light will never be gone. You finished the race and are in the presence of your Savior and Lord Jesus Christ., Services will be held at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 16, at Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley located at 2080 Winifred St., Simi Valley, CA 93063-2933. The office number is 581-9532., Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley, Our Family Helping Yours; 581-3800.
LATTER, Eve Loving Mother of Steve (Marcy) Mintz and Linda Colozzi, Cherished Grandmother of seven and Devoted Great Grandmother of thirteen. Service Sunday 9:00AM October 17, 2010 Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076
Evelyn June Brock 77, of Live Oak, passed away October 11, 2010 in Douglas, Wyoming. She was born in Cassville, MO on June 6, 1933. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Brock of Live Oak, son Steven Brock of Live Oak, 2 daughters, Pam Kirvy and Kim Flores, of Yuba City, sister, Merl Benning of Cheyenne Wyoming, 9 grand children and 8 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Brock. A Memorial service will be held at the home of Eugene Brock, 1809 Archer Ave. Live Oak, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2pm. Send Condolences to
Felicidad Macapagal, 71, of Vallejo died on Aug. 14. She was born on March 7, 1939., Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
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 (peointernational.org) 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 email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
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Frances W. Clausell was born on March 12, 1931 in Newport News, Va. She passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9. A viewing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Fouche's Funeral Home, 366 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Chandler Street Vacaville, Calif., 95688. Interment will follow at Rolling Hills, 4100 Hilltop Road, Richmond, Calif., 94803., Frances is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.,
Frank D. Seay Resident of Los Gatos Oct. 17, 1942-Oct. 8, 2010 Born in Colorado, but moved to Spokane, Washington at a young age. After attending Washington State University, Frank moved to California in 1965 to pursue a career and then begin a family. Frank enjoyed 39 years working for Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley as a successful stock broker. He loved his work and developed many lasting relationships with his co-workers as well as his clients. A very proud man, Frank was honored to have his son, Ryan, work along his side to transition his business to him. Frank is survived by his son Ryan Seay, his daughter Nicole Stone and her husband Tim, grandchildren Jaeger, Walker, and Kayden; his daughter Brandi Berry and her husband Glenn, grandchildren Mason, Nolan, and Makenna; and his sister Mary Seay Daniel. An avid sports fan, Frank enjoyed watching his grandchildren's baseball, basketball, and soccer games as well as following the 49ers. His love for golf was shared with his son as they played for many, many years together, most recently at La Rinconada. Frank also enjoyed time at the driving range while teaching his grandchildren to play as well. Loving to entertain and enjoy time with his closest of friends and family, Frank will forever be remembered as the consummate host. A private celebration of his life will be held on October 20th. Arrangements under the direction of DARLING FISCHER Chapel of the Hills.
Frederick Howard Gardner Frederick, affectionately known to his friends and relatives as "Fritz" passed away on October 11, 2010. He was born in 1916 to Howard J. and Adah L. Gardner in Columbus, Ohio. After grade school, he graduated from
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His open to the public service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620. Following the service, there will be a reception at 11:45 in Dixon., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to North Bay Cancer Alliance in Gary Kolvoord's name to be used toward the Lake County Facility. Donations can be mailed to 185 Sotoyme St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.,
April 26, 1939 - Sept. 10, 2010 Gary L. Rayner was born in Phoenix, Ariz., then went on to serve the U.S. Army in 1962-1963. He majored in Business and was a R.E.A./Broker for 30 years. He lived in Compton, Long Beach, Santa Barbara and then moved to the desert where he resided for 15 years. Gary was living in Rancho Mirage and working for Windermere Real Estate when he lost his battle to Cancer after two weeks at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda. Gary will be remembered as a respectable, generous and genuine man. He will live in the hearts of the people who had the honor to know him. He rests at the National Cemetery in Riverside. "Forever we will miss you."
George Mason Knapp, 67, passed away suddenly on October 12, 2010 at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital., George was born September 28, 1943, in Arcadia, California to Gilbert and Bessie Knapp. George was a California native. After graduating from Palm Springs High School, he received a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from Pepperdine University. George was a resident of Camarillo for over 30 years where he and his late wife Sharon raised their eight children., For nearly 40 years, George worked as a Certified Financial Planner. He built a successful estate and investment practice, Knapp Financial Advisors. His clients were like family to him. In 2004, he found love again with his current wife Bonnie Knapp. Outside of his family, his interest included fine food, travel, fast cars and photography. He spent his leisure time reading to expand his endless knowledge. He was a cowboy at heart., He is survived by his wife Bonnie Knapp; eight children, Bill, Kathleen, Ron, Joann, David, Rachel, Robert and Rebekah, 24 grandchildren who adore him and loving extended family., A viewing will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1201 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo., Burial will follow the funeral at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to LDS Humanitarian Services at ldsphilanthropies.org
George O. Hart, 78, resident of La Quinta, Calif. passed away in Bermuda Dunes, Calif. on October 11, 2010. He was born in Colebrook, N.H. on April 24, 1932 to Joseph Francis Hart and Zella Blanche Wilkins. He was a retired Director of Maintenance and Operations, Desert Sands Unified School District. He is survived by his wife, Joy Woods Hart of La Quinta; sons, Warren A. Hart (Patti) of Hooksett, N.H., and Ted A. Hart (Linda) of La Quinta, Calif.; step-daughter, Malia Morales (Joe) of Indio, Calif.; step-son, Mark Woods (Julia) of La Quinta; grandson, George L. Hart II, of Indio; step-grandchildren, Meagan McKenny of Thermal, Calif., Heather Morales and Seth Morales of Indio, Jeremy Morales of New Orleans, La., Chad Woods of Denver, Colo., Cole Woods of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Clint Woods of Austin, Texas. George was pre-deceased by his first wife, Georgia M. Shively; son, George L. Hart; his parents; and six brothers and sisters. A special thank you to Sedona Court Board and Care and Staff for their care and kindness given to him and family during this difficult time. Visitation was held at the Wiefels Chapel in Palm Springs, Calif. on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Graveside Services will be held at the Coachella Valley Cemetery on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the hour of 1:00 PM. Donations to the
George A. Owens, George was born March 29, 1933 at Loma Linda, California. He was the only child of Kathryn Lowman Owens and Robert F. Owens. George passed away on October 11, 2010., His career began with a background of military service as a Chief X-ray Technologist at U.S. Army Hospital, Fort McArthur, California. Upon discharge from the military, he married Diane Heft, a student nurse at Loma Linda School of Nursing., He attended L.A. College of Mortuary Science and worked in that field while completing his college work in Los Angeles, CA., He was a Pharmaceutical Representative for 7 years and then began a new career in Marketing and Management for GAF Corporation and in later years for Fuji NDT Systems. He was a Sales Manager for 11 Western States when he retired because of health problems in March 1989., He was preceded in death by his father in 1988 and his mother in 2001 and his daughter-in-law, Sue Owens, in April 2010., He is survived by his wife of 55 years Diane; and his sons Robert and his wife Kathleen of Laguna Niguel, CA., Charles of Orcutt, CA. and Max of Morristown, Tenn; grandsons Jonathan and Jeffrey of Orcutt; sisters-in-law Carol Killion and husband David of Eureka Springs, AR, Mary Kelly and husband Don of San Diego, CA, Millicent Reiboldt and husband Bob of Golden, CO, Doris Smith and husband Clint of Thornton, CO; brother-in-law John Heft and wife Janice of Greeley, CO, Carl Heft and wife Dorothy of Portland, OR.; cousin Solon Owens and wife Barbara of Eugene, OR: and numerous nieces and nephews., His family thanks Dr. Robert Wood and wife Linda and Dr. Bruce Ourieff, Katherine Harris and staffs for their care and support during his illness and the Hospice staff during his final week., He will be missed by his family, church family and friends for his strong leadership and his great sense of humor., A memorial service will be held on October 23, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Santa Maria Seventh day Adventist Church, 1775 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria, CA.
Of Kelseyville, passed away on September 13, 2010 at his home after a courageous battle with Cancer. Born in Lake Oswego, OR on February 4, 1940 to Bennett and Hazel DeChaine. Jerry was a Chemistry Instructor of 36 Years at Mendocino Community College. After retiring from a life of teaching, he was elected to the Board of Trustees for Mendocino Community College. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, three children and four grandchildren. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life, Sunday October 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mendocino Lake Club House, 1500 Lake Mendocino Dr. in Ukiah.
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Gil Wheat, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 13, 2010. He was born in San Francisco on May 19, 1927, to Gilbert Sr. and Gertrude Wheat.
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Aug. 1, 1950- Oct. 12, 2010 Glen Rosander, beloved husband and father passed away on October 12, after a long and valiant battle with Multiple Sclerosis., Glen was a "Renaissance Man" blessed with many talents. He grew up in Denver, Colorado raised by his loving parents Lois and Judge. He was on his high school gymnastics' team, sang in school musicals, and was a talented artist often creating hand drawn family portraits for local families. He also apprenticed under renowned sculptor Edgar Britton, and worked on some of his pieces at the University of Colorado. At 19 he received a commission to do a sculpture of Mount Rushmore for a life insurance building in South Dakota. After completing the sculpture Glen took off for Southern California where he became a professional diver and took up skydiving. Glen returned to Colorado where he worked his way through the University of Colorado earning degrees in both Business and Environmental Design., He met his wife Judy while at college and was married in Chicago on the "Magnificent Mile." He serenaded both Judy and her parents at the wedding with such beautiful songs as "More" and "Sunrise Sunset." After a whirlwind honeymoon traveling to national parks, Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco, Glen and Judy moved out to Southern California where Glen began working as an architectural consultant., His two wonderful children Sonya and Bernard were born. MS began to take its toll and Glen became increasingly paralyzed. Undaunted by his situation, he continued to be active trying to help other people. He was instrumental in the founding of Summer Fun Day Camp for handicapped children in Ventura County, promoted the MS read-a-thon program by going into classrooms to talk to students about the importance of reading, and worked at Peach Hill School as a volunteer in his son's classroom., Glen continued to be a joyous person centered on the love of his family and his love of learning. He was a "happy warrior" who was admired for an against all odds positive attitude. His homemade Christmas cards brought joy and laughter while symbolizing the courage of a man who was defined by his character and not his circumstances. He will be sorely missed, but we all take comfort that he is whole again with God., The family would like to say a special thanks to Kenzie Griffin for his amazing friendship. Your calls and visits meant everything to Glen. Glen's wife Judy would also like to thank Bruce Zander for his friendship and visits to Glen and especially for introducing her to Glen back in beautiful Boulder. Dr. Li, Dr. Shanta, and many other dedicated doctors worked over the years to give Glen more time and are greatly appreciated., Glen's funeral will be Saturday, October 23, at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills in Burbank at 11 a.m. The service is graveside at the Lincoln Terrace.
Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.
Guadalupe Casillas died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 in Vallejo following a lengthy hospitalization., He was born Sept. 1, 1921 in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, living a majority of his life as a resident of Vallejo., He worked as a sanitation engineer for the Vallejo Garbage Service, and as a foreman at All Souls Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum until his retirement., A generous and amiable man, Guadalupe enjoyed vacationing, poker, dominos and large holiday gatherings with family and friends. He remained immersed in his culture throughout his life, attending festivities and supporting Latino causes while serving as a bookkeeper and sergeant-of-arms at times for the Concilio of Latinos until its end., Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Consuelo; his son, Ricardo (Melinda); four grandchildren;, two great-grandchildren; and many, many friends and family who will always remember him with great love and appreciation for the kind and faithful man he was throughout his life., Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Monday at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Basil's Catholic Church, 1230 Nebraska St., Vallejo. Entombment will follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, Vallejo., Arrangements are under the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo, (707) 552-6696.
Guadalupe "Lupe" Rubio, 53, a resident of Indio, Calif. passed away in Palm Springs, Calif. on October 11, 2010. Born in Indio on May 2, 1957 to Manuel Hernandez and Maria D. Romero. He was a Energy Tech for the Gas Company for 29 years. Mr. Rubio is survived by his wife, Sylvia Rubio of Indio; son, Anthony Santino Rubio; and daughter, Marisa (Alex) Sifuentes, both of Indio; grandchildren, Marea and Devin, both of Indio; five brothers, Ramiro of Idaho, Juan of La Quinta, Calif., Eduardo of Indio, Daniel of Indio and Jose of Colorado; and five sisters, Rosemary Avery of Morongo Valley, Calif., Juana McKeen of Madera, Esther Montez of Arizona, Helen Brunell of Indio and Vicky Hass of Utah. Friends may call for visitation at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Indio on Thursday, October 14, 2010 between the hours of 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Indio on Friday, October 15, 2010 at the hour of 8:30 AM with burial to follow at the Coachella Valley Cemetery. FitzHenry-Wiefels, Indio Directors.
Harry L. Hansen 78, of Marysville passed away on October 9, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday October 23, 2010 at 2:00PM at the first Assembly of God Church in Marysville. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA
Helen Willet Resident of San Jose Feb. 20, 1927-Oct. 6, 2010 It is with sadness, but great joy, we announce the Home-Going of our Mother, Helen Willet. Survived by her three children Sandra Lee Willet-Payne (Debbie), Dwane Paul Willet (Julia), and Robert Deon Willet, grandchildren Mindy Shirk (Andy), Michael R. Willet (Erica), great granddaughter Olivia Jane Shirk, many nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of Helen's life on October 23rd at Open Bible Church at 5303 Carter Ave., San Jose, CA 95119 at 5:00PM, with reception to follow. Arrangements under the direction of Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park, San Jose, CA.
NAKASONE, Henry Passed away on October 4, 2010. Private services were held in Los Angeles.
Santa Rosa, Calif. Henry Y. Garcia Jan. 27, 1929- Oct. 6, 2010, Henry Garcia, a beloved husband and loving father and grandfather, was surrounded by his family when he passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2010., Henry was born in Santa Monica on Jan. 27, 1929, to Guadalupe and Vincenta Garcia. Henry grew up in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical School. After graduation, he worked at Industrial Electronic Engineers (IEE) in Van Nuys., Unbeknownst to him that while working at IEE he would meet his future wife; in his own words she was a pretty woman that he looked upon admiringly so. On May 10, 1969, Henry and Susan were married at The Little Brown Church in North Hollywood, which was the beginning of their 41-year marriage., After leaving IEE, Henry started his own business in sub-contract manufacturing. From there he went on to develop his successful medical instrument company (called ECA) in Newbury Park. The medical tool that he personally designed and manufactured is used in pacemaker surgeries worldwide to this day., Henry's work was his passion and considered it his hobby. His devoted love was for his family, which he held dear to his heart. Henry enjoyed his beautiful backyard with its many trees and birds, visiting and joking with his family, and enjoying the simple things of life especially his dogs., Henry is survived by his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Tami and her husband Jon Osborn. Henry is also survived by his first wife, Estella Magdaleno, and their five children and grandchildren: Olivia, her daughter Christine, and son Tony; Carol, her son Michael, and daughter Vanessa; David and his wife Denise; Edward and his daughter Jasmine; John and his wife, Valerie, and stepson Scott. Also sharing the loss are his sister, Cruz Tayahua and her husband Jess; brothers, Lupe and his wife Felicitas, Chris and his wife Herta. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jess, and sisters, Pocha and Martha. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews., Please join us in celebrating the life of an incredible man who was very loving and generous. The Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16 at St. John the Baptist De La Salle, 10738 Hayvenhurst, Granada Hills, with interment following at the San Fernando Mission. A Celebration of Life reception will immediately follow. Seldom before has one man done so much for so many.
Herb Richards, 98, founder of the Rotten Robbie gas station chain, died Aug. 29, 2010.
Herm Schuler passed away peacefully at Los Robles Hospital surrounded by his family on Oct. 10, 2010. He died from complications from a stroke he suffered on October 3. He also lived with Alzheimer's disease for 10 years. He was 75 years old., Herm was born in Canton, Ohio on March 25, 1935 to Alma E. Pucci and Herman V. Schuler, Sr. He moved to California in 1945 and later attended Venice High School where he met many of his lifelong friends with whom he continued relationships throughout his life. He went to San Fernando Junior College and was drafted into the U.S. Army. He worked in construction before joining the Los Angeles City Fire Department where he served for 31 years. He retired as a Captain at station 99., He met his wife, Mary "Jo" (McAllister), on a blind date through mutual friends. They were married at her parent's home in Duarte, Calif., in 1961. He was lovingly married to his wife for 49 years and raised three wonderful daughters. They built a wonderful life together in Thousand Oaks., In 1974, Herm used his carpentry skills to build their dream home in the Lynn Ranch community of Thousand Oaks. Along with the beautiful home that he built, he and his wife shared a passion of landscape gardening. His family was the center of his life and he truly enjoyed the time he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren and many friends. He was fortunate that his family lived nearby and was able to spend many holidays and everyday celebrations together., Family vacations were spent water skiing with their boat and snow skiing in the winter at their cabin home in the Sierras. While the kids were young they took many adventurous motor home trips. He had many other passions throughout his life including: love of music, biking, woodworking, tennis, golf, bowling and the family dog. After retirement, he and Jo traveled throughout the world. He had a great sense of humor and "told it like it was.", He was a caring and loving person and sensitive to others, loved his music and really loved to dance with his wife. He and his brother, Lenny, had a devoted relationship and would often spend time together. Jo's brother and family were also a big part of his life. Three days before his stroke, he and his wife celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. The trip was a wonderful gift. They were extraordinary partners in life and the memories will be there forever. Herm touched many lives and was loved by those who knew him. He will be deeply missed., Herman is survived by his wife, Jo; daughter, September Silver, and son-in-law, Chris Silver of Moorpark; daughter, Sharmaine Pollock, and son-in-law, Kevin Pollock of Moorpark; daughter, Synthia Given, and son-in-law, Geoff Given of Pacific Palisades; and seven grandchildren: Brittney, Kameron, Sean, Colin, Ryan, Carlie and Harper., A favorite quote: "I did it my way" by Frank Sinatra (his favorite singer)., A "Celebration of Life" will be held for family and friends soon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: 80 N. Wood Rd. Ste. 302 Camarillo, CA 93010 805-484-6028
Hollis Logue Jr., 90, died of heart failure Sept. 20, 2010, in San Jose, Calif., while watching the 49ers game on television. He was an architect best known for his 1965 Terminal C at the San Jose airport.
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1939 - 2010 Jimmy Wayne Walker of Chowchilla passed away at home October 11, 2010 at the age of 71 after a brief illness. Jimmy was born May 28th 1939 in Lathon OK to James and Edna (Moore) Walker. He served as a military policeman in the United States Air Force. Jimmy moved to Clovis California at the age of 22 where he met and married Carol (Underwood) Walker, his wife of 47 years. Jimmy and Carol moved to Chowchilla in 1970, where he was a member and president of the local chapter of the Eagles Lodge for many years, and was a dairy Service technician at Wright's Dairy Supply for 19years. He retired from the Paul Masson Winery in 2002 after 15 years. He loved the outdoors, spending much of his free time fishing and camping. Besides his wife Carol, Jimmy is also survived by his mother Edna Walker, his daughter Karen Leonardo, his granddaughter Malori, her husband Leo Reyes and Jimmy's great grandson Issac, his sister Sherron Hanson and Niece Tracy Bozarth, his nephew Jim Walker wife Teddi, and their Children Brandie-Lynn, Ryan and Dallas, sister-in-law Betty Yancy and her daughters Vicky and her husband Sheldon Swearengin, Tammy and her husband Bret Denham, Carol and her husband Jesse Ceja, their families, and numerous friends and relatives. Visitaiton will be on October 18, at 8 am with Pastor Chad Buttrey Officiating services at 9 am at Cathedral of Faith, 1504 Robertson Blvd. Chowchilla, CA Internment is at 2 pm at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery 32053 West McCabe Rd. Santa Nella CA.
BENTLEY, JOHN "JACK" E. Of La Mesa Nov. 6, 1931 - Oct. 13, 2010 El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary. 619-440-8033
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JACOB ADAM STEDFAST 4/20/92 ~ 10/08/10 Now walking beside God. Taken by Muscular Dystrophy, the biggest, strongest, 87lb. man every. A tenacious son, awesome brother, a gift from God. Jacob lived his life to the fullest. Truly a brave, inspirational free spirit. Jacob you will own our hearts forever. Love, Dad, Mom and Rainy
80, long time resident of Sonoma County, died Monday, October 4, 2010 of a long illness. Jim is survived by his four children: Neya Ferrari, Lorna King, James Reaney Junior and Alexander Reaney; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Jim graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1948, was a Veteran of the, , a Chicken Rancher, long time employee of Stornetta's Dairy and Santa Rosa Memorial Park. The family would like to thank 5 Palms Care Home and Heartland Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave our father. Private services will be held. Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, Canine Companions or your favorite charity.
James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.
James Harold Harris October 31, 1923 - October 12, 2010 James Harold Harris was born October 31, 1923 in Sapulpa, OK and passed away on October 12, 2010, after a prolonged illness. In 1924 he came to Kern County with his parents and siblings at an early age. He only achieved a 7th grade education. He had to work in the fields to help support his family until he went into the Army Air Corp in January 1943, which he served in Italy until September 1945. He then met the love of his life, Venetta Campbell. They married December 12, 1945 and had three children. James worked as a pipeline truck driver and low bed truck driver for ARB for 35 years until his retirement in 1985. James and his wife loved to travel. Some of James' hobbies were salmon fishing in Oregon, playing cards and dominos at family gatherings. He loved to tell stories and make people laugh. He was the type of person who would give the shirt off his back. He had many friends who thought the world of him. He was well respected among his fellow friends. He had an intoxicating laugh that would get everyone laughing. Although he had been ill the last several years of his life, if you asked him how he felt he would always reply "No aches, No pains, No nothin." His wife, Venetta of 49 years; daughter, Gwen Charles; brothers, Delmar, Cecil and Vernon; and sisters, Ruth and Opal precedes him in death. James is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Melvin (Mike) and Linda Harris of Bakersfield; his daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Matthew Thomas of Atascadero; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends who will miss him greatly. Chapel service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Mr. Dale Cornell will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 17, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Casket bearers will be Bryan Wilkerson, Ricky Charles, Brent Charles, Seth Thomas, Jonathan Contreras and Jerry Weeks III. Honorary casket bearers will be Melvin (Mike) Harris, Matthew Thomas, Jeremy Contreras, Richard Pandolfe and Richard Denman. Greenlawn Mortuary
James Daniel O'Brien Resident of Burlingame Nov. 10, 1939-Oct. 12, 2010 Peacefully at home on October 12, 2010. Dearly beloved husband of Gay, dear father of Shannon and Kevin (Angie) O'Brien, adored Papa to Michael and Ryan Shehadi, Isabella and Kenzie O'Brien. He was loving brother to John (Hilary) O'Brien, Suzanne (Jim) Brady, Jane (Larry) Boehle. Also survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and friends. Born in Providence, RI, Jim moved to California as a young boy with parents Jim and Peg O'Brien and siblings. He grew up in San Bruno, attending St. Catherine's Elementary School, Serra High School, and San Francisco State University. After time in the Air Force as an Airman First Class Canine Trainer, he joined the Burlingame Police Department in 1965 serving in the Special Police Detail (motorcycle) and as Director of the Canine Program. Upon retirement in 1994, Jim founded O'Brien Animal Transportation and Services (OATS), a source of many of his great stories including moving parakeets to Las Vegas, lions to Bolivia, and longhorn cattle to Germany. Full of Irish wit and charm, Jim's many interests included golfing, boating, duck hunting, and travel. He proudly served as Commodore of the Coyote Point Yacht Club -1995 and as President of the International Pet Travel Association. Visitation will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame, where Jim was an active member for 43 years. Hours of visitation on Friday, October 15th are 6:30-7:30pm followed by Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial is at 11am on Saturday, October 16 with Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. The family suggests donations to Hoofprints on the Heart, 455 Olivina Ave Livermore, CA 94551 in his memory. CROSBY-N. GRAY & COMPANY (650) 342-6617
James Walter Silver, Jr. ("Jim") Resident of San Jose Was born on July 15, 1938 to James Walter and Irene Silver in Hilo, Hawaii. He passed away peacefully on October12, 2010 at home in San Jose with his beloved wife, Kathleen Ann, by his side after a valiant two year battle against cancer. Jim spent his youth on the plantations of his beloved Big Island of Hawaii and could proudly claim that he did not wear shoes until forced to upon entering high school. He enjoyed a rich family history and has fond memories of his days spent on the island with his pre-deceased younger brother, Andrew James. There currently exists a bench by Hilo Bay dedicated to the multi-generational Silver family presence on the island. Jim came to the mainland in 1956 to attend the Menlo School of Business in Menlo Park, CA. He eventually met his future bride, Kathleen, in Murphys, CA where they were married after a brief courtship. The couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim and Kathleen returned to Hawaii where their three children were born. Jim worked at Hawaiian Electric and joined Castle and Cook as an Internal Auditor. Jim was transferred to the mainland in 1969 where he continued his career for 20 years. Jim then went on to a rewarding career as an Executive Recruiter at The Chester Group and eventually started his own recruiting firm, Financial Staff Resources. After retiring in 2000, Jim spent many hours dedicating his time at Sacred Heart Community Services in San Jose, CA where he gave selflessly. He also enjoyed his time at and served as a board member of SIRS also in San Jose, CA. Jim was an avid sportsman and sports fan. He enjoyed playing baseball, softball and golf and watching the 49ers, Giants and Sharks. Jim is pre-deceased by his brother, Andrew James; his parents, James Walter and Irene Silver; and, his mother and father-in-law, Aileen and Mac McKimens of Murphys, CA. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen of San Jose, CA; his adoring and loving children, Mark James of Salinas, CA; Jeff Alan of Marin County, CA; and, Molly Aileen of San Jose, CA. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Angie and grandchildren, Ashley Aileen and Andrew James also of Salinas, CA who worshipped their "Poppa". The family would like to thank the Kaiser Oncology Nursing staff and Kaiser Hospice for their kindness and amazing care. Private services for the immediate family are pending and will be held in Murphys, CA. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his honor to Sacred Heart Community Services. Jim was loved by so many and touched the hearts of all with whom he came in contact. He will be missed.
James Wayne ("Wayne") Bledsoe of Oxnard passed away on Sept. 28, 2010, following a brief illness. Wayne was a kind and loving person who was always there to help a person in need. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him., He is survived by his son, Travis Bledsoe of Tygh Valley, Ore.; his partner Pam Giebler of Ventura; his mother, Joyce Gould of Oxnard; and his sisters, Sherry Johnson of Paris, France, and Jackie Kapperman of Sparks, Nev., A private service was held on Oct. 4, 2010.
Jane Moe Donelson passed away peacefully at home on October 8, her daughter at her side. She was 88 years old. Jane was born on December 1, 1921 in Los Angeles, just minutes after her twin brother, George Moe. Jane married her beloved Raymond Keith Donelson in 1941. They were longtime residents of Rancho Palos Verdes - 46 years in the family home. Keith preceded Jane, passing on July 18, 2002. Jane loved children, hers and everyone else's. She co-lead scouts, taught Sunday school to kindergarteners, she was president of PTA for years, and while president of Dinah's Jr. Women's Club of Redondo Beach, she discovered a career devoted to enriching the lives of children in the poorest parts of LA County. The Dinah's arranged to have a toy loan started in the city's low income area. Jane volunteered to man the Redondo toy lending centers which lead to her supervising all centers and volunteers in LA County. Jane directed LA Toy Loan for 35 years, part of LA County Dept. of Social Services. Under Jane's leadership, LA Toy Loan was not only the oldest in the nation, but the largest and best run. She worked tirelessly into her 70s and retired only to volunteer her time and expertise an additional year. National Toy Loan Association honored her in 2006 by creating the Jane Donelson Recognition Award for excellence in service which is given to one recipient each year. After retirement, Jane devoted time to South Bay Auxillary to Children's Hospital. She held several board positions including president and worked weekly in their thrift shop. Jane is survived by her two children, Jan Arnold and her husband, Larry Arnold and son, Jim Donelson and his wife, Joan; four grandchildren, Jared Donelson, Joe Donelson, Jennifer (Loren) Peters and Jessica (Robby) Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Connor Peters. Momma/GG you are dearly missed!
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Jean Ann Garrett passed away on October 2, 2010 at home in Palm Desert, surrounded by her loving family. She always loved the view of the mountains from her condo and was able to remain at home to enjoy it until the very end. Jean was born to Donald Donovan and Donna Lane Donovan on January 1, 1933 in Independence, Iowa. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines in 1951. In 1953, Jean married John Timmins with whom she had four daughters. They divorced in 1959. After completing nursing school, Jean worked at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Jean and the girls later moved to California, where she met and married Bill Garrett and with him had a son. Jean worked at Desert Hospital as a pediatric nurse until 1977, when she began her 26 year career working for pediatrician, Dr. Alan Coit. It seemed that, over the years, wherever she went, including camping at Folsom Lake and on her retirement trip to Hawaii, she would run into families of patients that knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving companion of 20 years, Akbar Firouzabadi; her five children: Lani Krause (Bob), Theresa Timmins, Linda Yazzolino (David), Lori Gagnon (Del) and Peter Garrett (Mari); twelve grandchildren: Alex and Richie Krause, Nicole Babkow (Adam), Joey, Jessica, Tony and Dominic Yazzolino, Milan, Adam and Annabelle Gagnon, Gina Marotta (Alex), Jennifer Wong (Barry); and four great-grand-children: Amniel Babkow, baby Ember Babkow (due November 15th), Emily and Justin Wong. She is also survived by her brothers, Pat Donovan (Peg) and Jerry Donovan (Darlene); six nephews and nieces and a wonderful extended family in Iowa. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Donovan and Donna Wardell; step-father Harry Wardell and her sister, Mary-Lou Donovan. Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Jean's niece, Cris Fettig for all of the love, comfort and nursing assistance that she provided during Jean's final days. Additionally we would like to thank Family Hospice of the Desert for their care, compassion and support. An online photo gallery of Jeans life will be available at: inloving memoryofjeangarrett.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jean's name can be made to Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Desert
Jean Pierre Irissarry passed away in his home in Dixon, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Jean Pierre was born in Bidarray, France Dec. 3, 1924. He left his homeland in the year 1950 and came to Los Banos, Calif., Jean Pierre is survived by his loving daughter Christie, her mother Laurie Lord, and his nieces, cousins, nephews and their children that are living in France. Jean Pierre enjoyed fishing with his family and friends, and he loved playing a good game of Mus. He was a member of several clubs including the San Francisco, Gardnerville, Los Banos, Marin Sonoma, and Rocklin Basque Clubs. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Dixon. You could find him there on Wednesdays playing Mus with his friends. Jean Pierre will be known for his kindness and willingness to help others. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him., A visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., at St Peters Catholic Church. Donations may be made to your favorite charity or the American Cancer Society . Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
In loving memory of Jeanne Stutts, 77, who passed away at her home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Jeanne passed away September 30, 2010 from congestive heart failure. Jeanne was born on September 16, 1933 to Lydabelle and Archie Gibson in Santa Monica, Calif. She married Eddie Stutts on March 15, 1971. She retired from the phone company after 34 years. When she started with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph in the teletype department, she used roller skates to get around the office while performing her job as an information operator. Her one and only hobby was playing bingo on Friday nights. Her charity of choice is the Orphan Pet Oasis. Jeanne is survived by daughters, Sue Ann Stutts and Donna Marie Reno of Littleton, Colo.; grandson, Frank Edward Reno of Elizabeth, Colo.; and her niece, Patty Freedman of Santa Cruz, Calif. Jeanne also leaves behind her fateful companion of 14 years, Misty the cat. Jeanne was preceded in rest by her loving husband of 29 years, Eddie; her daughter, Laurie Jean Graves; and her mother, Lydabelle. Burial at sea provided by the Neptune Society. The family suggests in place of flowers to please make a donation to the Orphan Pet Oasis in North Palm Springs in Jeanne's name. We love you Mom, hi to Dad.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1956, in Oakland, Calif. He worked for Performance Contracting Inc., Jeffrey is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lora Kay; three daughters; two daughters-in-law; three sons; his mother; one brother; two sisters; and four grandchildren., A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 480 Wrentham Ave., Vacaville., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
JESSIE McCLELLAN HUNTER SNYDER Jessie McClellan Snyder, long time resident of Norco/Corona, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 3, 2010. Jessie was born 11/18/1916 in Santa Barbara, CA. She graduated from Belmont High School in Los Angeles in 1934 and attended USC. Jessie was a founding member of Norco Christian Church, as well as a member of Starlight Rebecca Lodge 231 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 377. Jessie is survived by her loving husband, John Sndyer of Norco; two daughters, Cathy Eye (Larry) of Norco, and Laura Maw (David) of Newport Beach. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy Krika (Kirt), Robbie Eye (Kristen), Brian Maw (Jennifer), and Chrissie Cacao (Larry), as well as 9 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 17th at 1:00pm at West Grand Baptist Church, 709 W. Grand Blvd. in Corona.
Joan Annette Biegel, 65, of La Quinta, Calif. died October 12, 2010 in La Quinta. She was born December 6, 1944 to William Biegel and Bernice (MacCrindle) Biegel in Ft. Monmouth, N.J. She was the Director of Recreation & Community Services for the City of Lakewood prior to retiring in December 2006. She was with the City of Lakewood for 19 years, City of Cerritos for six and a half years, City of Pomona for six years and LA County for nine and a half years. Joan was a member of California Park & Recreation Society for 44 years, acting as President for the 1990-1991 term, The Women and Leisure Services, Soroptimist International in both La Quinta-Coachella Valley and Lakewood/Long Beach serving as President in both, La Quinta Park & Recreation Commission, Garden Club of the Desert, Woman Leaders Forum, Served as President of Greater Lakewood Heart Association and the Lakewood Meals on Wheels. She served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coachella Valley, Community Family Guidance Center, the Long Beach Council of Campfire and Su Casa Family Crisis Support Center and countless other organizations. She enjoyed travel, cooking, golf, wine tasting, entertaining, shopping, public service and volunteerism. She is survived by her partner, James Burchit of La Quinta; her god-daughter, Joyann Reed and her husband, Phillip Canipe and daughter, Katherine Canipe of Upland, Calif.; her lifelong friend, Kathy Joy of Edmonds, Wash.; her best friends, Sandra and Gene Davis of La Quinta; and the entire Molino family and many, many other friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on October 15, 2010 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 47-535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA. Burial will be at 11:30 AM on October 16, 2010 at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, 10621 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA with FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert CA in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that donations be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Coachella Valley, 42-600 Cook Street, Suite 120, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Phone: 760-836-1160.
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Joan M. Bordeaux Resident of Sunnyvale May 19, 1923 - Oct 9, 2010 Born Joan Meredith Teter in Cambridge, NE to John Franklin Teter and Edith Lillian Parmelee, she was one of four daughters. Predeceased by (Loy) Marcia Teter and Mary Lois Tolin, she is survived by her loving sister, Phyllis Brusnahan of Omaha. Joan served in the US Army from 1944 to 1946 where she met and married her late husband, Dr. John J. Bordeaux, a pioneer in the semiconductor industry. She received the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Joan graduated from Michigan State University (BA Home Economics, minor Art.) She later attended California State University San Jose and received teaching credentials. The Bordeaux family moved to Sunnyvale in 1959. She is survived by her two children, Marc A. Bordeaux and Aimee K. Bordeaux, both of Sunnyvale. Joan will be remembered for her great sense of humor and her loving heart. She played bridge, travelled the world, enjoyed theatre, was an excellent cook and seamstress, and a good and decent friend. She was a member of the Cupertino DeOro Club since 1961. A celebration of Joan's life will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale, CA followed by a gathering at the Bordeaux home.
Dec. 14, 1921- Oct. 10, 2010, Our father passed away at the stroke of midnight on 10-10-10 just 36 hours after a massive stroke., John Metzner was born in North Dakota to Frank and Mary Metzner in 1921. He moved to Ventura County in 1957, settling in the Ojai Valley where he would remain until the early 1980s, and currently resided in Oxnard until his death. Our father served in the AirCorps, and met and married our mother in 1945. He was employed in oil production for ARCO at the Rincon Island where he retired after 30 plus years. He continued to work part-time until just last year., In later years, he filled his time with photography. He was a member of East Star and a Shriner where he worked to raise funds for the Crippled Children's Hospital., We would like to thank Roman Kirby for being first on the scene to assist our father and direct the emergency medical response team. We would also like to thank VCMC, who made our father's last hours peaceful as well as comforting our family by being attentive and available 100%, especially the E.R. and ICU doctors, nurses and supporting staff., He is survived by his partner and friend, Angie Cuevas, and his children: Matt Metzner, Susan Metzner, Sandra Metzner and Mark Metzner. Also his grandchildren, Raedon Adair, Vanessa Metzner-Vasquez, Neil Metzner, Kyle Metzner and Mikayla Metzner, and great-grandchildren, Isaac Vasquez and the newest little member of the family and the first "girl" great-grandchild, Sophia, who never had a chance to get to know her great-grandfather John, but his blood stream runs strong through them all and is evident. We have seen God at work this day and pray and give thanks for our father's peaceful passing and a lifetime of memories. He will be dearly missed., Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Lutheran Redeemer Church at 721 Doris Street in Oxnard, followed by a reception., Arrangements are by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura.
John F. Roake Resident of Menlo Park May 21, 1918 - Oct. 11, 2010 A long time Bay Area resident, passed away quietly in his sleep at age 92, surrounded by many of his loved ones while under palliative care at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Palo Alto. Scholar, decorated combat Marine, teacher, and lawyer for many years, Roake raised eight children in Burlingame and Hillsborough. In his later years he moved to Alameda with his wife Elizabeth, before returning to the VA Facility to live out his twilight years among his fellow warriors and abundant visitors. He loved it there. Roake was a fine father and doting grandfather. He was raised in adversity and passed along a sense of perseverance to those who knew him. He grew up in austere conditions in South Boston among his eleven brothers and sisters, yet attended Boston Latin and the Boston College on scholarships. At first rejected by the Marines as too small with poor eyesight when World War II erupted, he worked out relentlessly and became a Marine Lieutenant, who served heroically in the Marshall Island Pacific Campaign, where he lost a leg to enemy action. He never let his one leg slow him down. He recuperated at Mare Island, developing a love of the Bay Area. He was medically retired from the Marines, returned to Boston to marry Ellen Foley, and then returned to San Francisco where he and Ellen remained and raised eight children. John taught at Balboa High School in San Francisco while attending USF at night to earn his Juris Doctorate degree, and received his Masters at San Francisco State. After entering private practice for a few years, he then became an Assistant District Attorney in San Mateo County, before returning to private practice and teaching at the College of San Mateo. He was a member of The California Bar Association, The Knights of Columbus, Boston College Alumni, Serra High School and St. Bartholomew's Men's Club and several civic organizations throughout San Mateo County. He was a man of grit yet always offered a kind gesture towards those he loved and those in need. All reveled in his spell binding tales. All will sorely miss him. Roake is survived by his eight children by Ellen Roake :(Michael (Joanne), Patricia Russell (Darrell); Bill (Cris); Tim (Kathleen); Ann; Denis (Joni); Deirdre McQuillan (Kevin); and Jim (Tracey); 12 beloved grandchildren, and 4 Great grand children; and his second wife, Elizabeth and her children/grandchildren. Services will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 10 a.m. (viewing) and 11:00 am (services) at Skylawn Memorial Park/ Lifemark Center at Highway 92 and Skyline Blvd., San Mateo, www.lifemarkgroup.com. There will be a luncheon reception after. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make contributions to The Samaritan House at 4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403 or online at www.samaritanhouse.com.
Johnny J. Martin March 12, 1926 - September 18, 2010 John was born in Ecorse, Michigan. He was the son of Ernest and Betty Martin and lived most of his life in Long Beach, California. He attended Wilson High School before joining the Marine Corp. During
Jonne Aleeson, 67, died Sept. 19, 2010, apparently of a heart attack. He was the owner of Calvin's World Famous South Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies in San Jose, Calif.
Jose De Jesus Varelas, 23, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose.
Jose Trancito Garcia 57, of Colusa, passed away Thursday, October 14th. Visitation will be held Monday, October 18th 5-8p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. Funeral Services will be held in Mexico. Services are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service.
MRS. JOSEFA NAVA, age 100, resident of Santa Maria, CA., passed away October 14, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
Joseph S. Cancilla Resident of San Jose Joseph S. Cancilla, 86, passed away October 13, 2010 at his home. Born and raised in San Jose, Joe was a member of The Sons of Sicily, the 7:30 Club, Sons of Italian Americans, and was still active in the San Jose Retired Firefighters Assn. Joe was a proud Veteran of WWII and served in both the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline M. Cancilla, parents Frank and Mary Cancilla, sisters Ann Taormina, Theresa Rancadore, and is survived by his children Barbara Sunseri (John), Beverley Cusimano (Jack), Dannielle Fingers; grandchildren Gary LeDeit (Nina), Lonnie Sunseri, Nicole Pugh (Dennis), Jason Fingers; great-grandchildren Amber LeDeit, Jenessa LeDeit, April LeDeit, Jami Pugh, Jodi Pugh, Samantha Pugh; sister Marie Bandy, brother Tony Cancilla, brother-in-law Salvatore Rancadore, sister-in-law Louise Whitney, and many loving nieces and nephews. There will be a vigil on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 PM with services on Thursday, October 21 at 1 PM, both at Oak Hill Funeral Home's Chapel of the Oaks. Interment following at Calvary Cemetery. Visit www.mem.com.
Born September 19, 1925, End of Watch October 11, 2010 at the age of 85. Born to Katie and Mike Aleksick of Zeigler, Il. Everyone had the greatest respect for his fine service to his country and Sonoma County. Loving husband to Mary Lois Aleksick for 47 years; adored father to Ralph and wife Johnee, Mike and his wife Linda, Ricky and wife Rosie, Michelle and husband Aaron, Vici Sutton, Melody McMath and husband David, Joe and wife Traci; adored friend to Joan Feinblum; he is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who will miss him greatly. For 21 years, he served his country in, , Korean Conflict and Vietnam War where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After settling in Sonoma County he served the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, where he worked as Sergeant in charge of the Russian River sub-station until 1980. He proudly retired from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in 1980. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, interment to follow at Santa Rosa Memorial Park with military honors. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
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Joseph Vincent Franey, 80 of Fairfield died on Monday, Oct. 4. He was born on Aug. 28, 1930., A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield. Graveside service to follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
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Judy Anne Wood passed away on Sept. 23, 2010. She was surrounded by her immediate family; a recording of Chopin's Polonaise was playing while she was called to sing with the angels. Judy was born on March 13, 1935 in Sacramento, California to parents Marguerite and Claire B. Fish. Judy attended Texas Christian University with a music scholarship. She returned to marry Hal Wood on July 23, 1955. Their marriage lasted 55 years. Judy and Hal lived on their secluded 10 acres in Forestville for 49 years where they raised their children. Judy taught music to the primary children at the Apple Blossom school for 17 years. She was the choir director of the Forestville Methodist Church for 30 years. She was a very caring and friendly lady; often helping families in need. She was a special friend to many people who needed assistance. Her family consists of two children, Cori Wood and Doug Wood, a daughter-in-law Denise; grandchildren Travis Wood, Claire (Jonathon) Trappe, Jessalee Wood, Kora Wood, Amanda Wood, Anna Wood; and significant others Tiffany Baxman, Pat Mills, and Garrett Northern. She is survived by her husband Hal Wood; brothers Charles (Diane) Fish and Robert (Carol) Fish; brother-in-law Al (Terry) Wood, sister-in-law Jean (John) Wise; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23rd at the Forestville United Methodist Church. The family suggests rather than flowers, that donations be made to Forestville United Methodist Church, the Trina Castleberry Memorial Scholarship at El Molino High School, or the Forestville Fire Fighters Association. A reception will be held after the service at the Trappe property, 7777 Martinelli Rd. (1/4 mile north of Hwy. 116). Family assisted by: PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-SEBASTOPOL, 707-829-5433
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.
On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
A Celebration of Life for Vacaville resident June Yvonne Hoerler will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m at Nadeau Family Funeral Home in Vacaville. Service under the direction of Pastor Bob Wilsey. Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends for a reception at the Vacaville Masonic Hall., June passed away quietly in her home on Oct. 3, after a battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 23, 1941, to Gilbert and Jennie Bayer in San Francisco and was raised in San Carlos, Calif. She was trained in cosmetology, spent time as an Army wife, raised her daughters and worked in the retail furniture industry for many years. She was an avid square dancer, LOVED to travel and was extremely active in the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a majority member of Job's Daughters, a Grand Cross of Color recipient, Rainbow for Girls and a member of The Daughters of the Nile., She is survived by her three daughters, Holly Reinert (Jon Reinert), Deborah Minard (Dan Minard), and Heather Reich (Bobbye Moore); seven grandchildren, Amanda, Dayvid, Daniel, Jackie, Hailey, Danica and Kevin Ed; and her loving companion, Bob MacDonald., The family invites friends for visitation today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. A private graveside interment service will be held on Tuesday. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or a donation made to the California Order of the Eastern Star Benevolent Fund would be appreciated. All arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, Steven J. Nadeau and Kathy Mason, Directors.,
Kenji Hedani Passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 5, 2010. He graduated from Galileo High School and attended San Francisco Junior College prior to starting his florist business, "Flowers by Ken". He had his shops at Mission and Valencia Streets for over 50 years. His death was preceded by the deaths of his wife Kiyo and daughter Kathleen. He is survived by his sister Junko Takahashi and her husband Dr. Tom Takahashi and 11 nieces and nephews. Kenji was a Master Mason since November 1957 and a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners for over 50 years. Worthy Matron Jerri Landa and Worthy Patron Kenji Hedani 1970 OES Imperial Chapter 229 San Francisco, CA. A Masonic memorial service will be held at HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH at 1123 Sutter Street, San Francisco on October 16 at 11:00 AM, under the auspices of Pacific-Starr King Lodge #136, F. & A.M. Complimentary Parking (415) 673-3000
Kate Blasingame Smith, Kate Blasingame Smith passed away peacefully on September 21, just short of her 94th birthday. She was the fourth child of Alfred Hardy Blasingame and Harriet Cole Blasingame. The Blasingames and the Coles were among the early settlers in the San Joaquin Valley. Kate graduated from Clovis High School and Fresno State. In the 30's she moved to Santa Maria and taught school for a year. She then wed Santa Maria attorney Marion Smith and they became parents of four children., During her life Kate was active in he Presbyterian Church, loved to refinish antiques, was a great cook, kept a lovely home, and took many art classes at Allan Hancock College. Upon Marion's retirement the couple traveled extensively and continued to enjoy a wide circle of friends., Preceding her in death was her husband, Superior Court Judge Marion Smith in 2007 and her oldest daughter, Harriet Holman in 1999., Surviving are her children, Michael Smith, Janey McCarrel, and Mary Kit McIntosh, grandchildren Katie Scherpbier, Matt Copeland, Sean and Kevin Smith, Isaac and Joe Scott, Paul and Eli McCarrel, Jordan and Alexandra Zebor, and Abigail Zebor-Stark. She also leaves behind 10 great grandchildren, one nephew, Phil Smith, and nieces Joey Wilson and Delores Barcroft., The family requested that gifts honoring Kate Smith's life be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Cook, Santa Maria.
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LaVon Stockdale, 11/22/1946 - 9/12/2010, LaVon Stockdale was born to Paul and Mona Lasick on November 22, 1946 in Roseville, Calif. She graduated from Roseville High School in 1964. She married William Duane Stockdale in 1966 starting a family in Roseville, having two daughters: Mona and Shelley. Mona preceded LaVon in death on November 3, 1980., LaVon died on September 12, 2010 in Auburn, Calif. She leaves behind her beloved family: husband William Stockdale of 44 years and daughter Shelley Stockdale.
Lareha Jane Sparks Lareha Sparks, born to Forrest Melvin Leedy and Thelma Lareha Leedy on November 18, 1942 in Hanford, CA. She entered eternal life on October 11, 2010. She passed away at home due to natural causes. The service will be held at Allen & Dahl 2655 Eureka Way, Redding, Monday October 18, 2010 at 10 a.m. Lareha and Robert moved to Shasta County in 1985. Throughout the years she worked for Gateway Unified School District as an assistant attendance clerk for Central Valley High School, as well as a receptionist at Shasta Middle School Family First Center. She was fun loving and always full of laughter. She adored her many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and loved to tell stories of the mischief they were all prone to. She was always available to give advice or a shoulder to cry on. Though her family was her first love, close behind was her crocheting and her animals. Her love of crocheting was displayed through the homes of all who loved her and whom she loved. Her love of animals was gained from being raised on a Dairy and through her involvement in 4H as a child, and her home always had a troop of pets, from a crazy raccoon to her beloved Chihuahuas. She is survived by her mother Thelma Leedy, her brother Victor Leedy, her husband of 27 years, Robert Duxbury, her six children Jennifer Mosier, Carl Mosier, Jr., Pamela Alger, Aaron Mosier, Melissa Dungan and Melanie Duxbury, as well as 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She will be loved and missed by all, as we give her to the Lord so that he may lead her into serenity. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
October 7, 1931 - October 4, 2010 Larry made his peaceful transition from life on earth into eternal life after handling a long and arduous battle with C.O.P.D. with dignity and great courage. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he immigrated to Cornwall, Ontario with his parents, John and Bella Cathcart Bell. At age 14, he learned to fly crop-dusting planes, which led him to join the Canadian Air Cadets. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force when he was 18 years old. During the
Laurence E. Davis Esq. Laurence Edward Davis Esquire died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 10th after a long illness. Larry was a trial lawyer, family man and bon vivant. Married for the last 23 years to Ellen Stone Davis; proud and loving step father of Cynthia & (David) Ruhl and grandfather to Jacob and Amanda. He dedicated himself fully to his clients, his family and friends and living life on his terms. He will be missed by all. At Larrys request no services will be held. Donation in Larrys memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse.
Lawrence Joseph Savino, age 65, of Somis, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 2 at home., Lawrence was born on July 23, 1945 in the Bronx, N.Y., and has been a Ventura County resident for the past 38 years after moving here from the San Fernando Valley. He retired as psych tech from the Camarillo State Hospital after it closed in 1997. He then went to work for the Ventura County Mental Health where he retired just last year. Lawrence served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Campaign and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart., He is survived by his brothers, Carl Savino and Michael Savino, and many loving friends., A service will be held privately in New York. Arrangements were made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo; 482-1166.
September 21, 1939 - October 1, 2010. Lee was born in Princeton, MN to Lee Sr. and Pauline Arvig. He lived most of his life and raised his family in Guerneville. Survived by mother, Pauline Arvig, Windsor; son Ben (Kathy) Arvig; daughter Stacy (Devon) Parmeter; son Ryan Arvig; daughter April (Tony) Lombardo; brother Wesley Arvig, sister Cheryl (Bob) Johansen; seven grand children; his nieces and nephews. Thanks to Jeff Hemphill for his loving care. Lee graduated from Chester High School and joined the Navy in 1957. He was a well respected lineman and foreman for PG&E for 21 years. A founding member of the Russian River Rodeo Assn and RR Rods & Coupes. An avid fisherman and hunter. Lee was a known credit to the "River Community". Per his request, no services will be held.
Mother Dickson passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 14, 2010 at 8:50 a.m. after a short illness in Vallejo, Calif. She was 91 years young., Lena, or Mother Dickson, or even the "Quilt Lady" as she was more commonly known, was born on Jan. 19, 1919 in Sherevport, La., and passed at home surrounded by her children., She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clinton Sr., and her son, Richard. She leaves behind her 11 children, Edna Clara, Clinton Jr., James Andrew, Bruce Gene, Mary Ann, Clifton Ray, Evelyn Ruth, John Samuel, Steven Edward, Lorraine Mae and Linda Denise., Mother Dickson was a devout Christian and lived for the day she would be called home. She married her childhood sweetheart, Clinton Dickson, Sr. in 1936 and moved to Vallejo in 1944. They had 12 children together, who all will miss their precious mother., Mother Dickson leaves behind her 11 surviving children and an abundance of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of family members, not to mention her friends in faith and the many people who have had the pleasure of meeting, or purchasing her widely coveted quilts., Visitation will be held 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Old Path Miracle Cathedral, COGIC, 500 Arkansas St., Vallejo. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery, Vallejo., In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Adult Day Services of Napa Valley, a program of Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services, where Mother Dickson's special needs daughter attends school. Donations may be made to 414 S. Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559., Arrangements are under the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo, (707) 552-6696.
DOZORETZ, Leo 89, father, husband, grandfather, volunteer, corporate leader and philanthropist, peacefully passed away October 13, 2010, following smiles and visits from many special people in his life. He waited just weeks before joining his beloved Elaine, his wife of 68 years, who passed last month. Born in Buffalo and moving with his family to Los Angeles as a teenager, he served in the Army during World War II. After leaving the service, he started a career that combined business with public service. Corporate affiliations included Willamette Industries and other companies, but the pride in his life came from the public service his successful career enabled him to pursue. At various times, he served on Board of Directors and Executive committees of Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles and Valley Alliance of Federation. His projects ranged from helping to conceive projects for future senior citizen housing (now in full operation in Tarzana), to translating non-profit-private financial housing models. He wanted to make the Jewish Home for the Aging a center for the many who could benefit, and was involved for years. Among his other public service causes were educational programs and cultural developments with emphasis on Israel, Russian immigrants (worked extensively on Project Exodus to facilitate emigration of hundreds of Russian Jews to Israel), centers for abused, Native American tribal communities; Morris Dees coalition; and was actively locally for decades in his congregation, Adat Ari El. He served as President, chaired and headed various projects (including the building committee) which resulted in the current, nationally recognized sanctuary at Adat Ari El in Studio City. Leo is survived by his son Jerry (Annie) of Denver, daughter Diane (Jim) of Fullerton, and sister Ethel Fishman, formerly of Woodland Hills, California. Younger son, Mark, passed before his father. He leaves behind grandchildren Paul, Amy, Jessica, Ari, Jonathan, Samantha, Leah, Wayne, Joelle and Evan, great-grandchildren Cody, Jackson, Dax, Bella and Eddie, caregiver and dear friend Althea Hewitt and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, admirers, and others who will forever recall Leo's wisdom. Services will be held Sunday, October 17, at 10 a.m., at Mount Sinai at Forest Lawn in Glendale. The United Jewish Fund (UJF) has established a fund in Leo's name for anyone wishing to donate.
Leonard E Wood passed away October 10, 2010 at his home in Sacramento. He was born September 8, 1929 in Colby, Washington. Leonard is survived by his wife Lynn Wood. He is also survived by 3 children: Selma Aten of Utah, Susan Schwandt of Yuba City, and Jeannie Westbrook of Georgia; 3 step children: Nancy, Marlene, and Robert Sullivan of Sacramento; 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Long time friend Pat Cattera. A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 2pm at Sierra View Memorial Park in Olivehurst. Sierra View Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Visit them online at, . Send Condolences at
LESLEY GAIL (BURNS) ELDRIDGE JUN 24, 1953 - OCT 11, 2010 Lesley Gail (Burns) Eldridge, a daughter given by the Lord to Eugene & Nadean Burns, was born in Madera, CA on June 24, 1953 and died in her home in Hilmar, CA, Monday, October 11, 2010. She had many successful jobs including supervising at ConAgra Foods and Purchasing for McCalif Nursery in Ceres. She worked hard and devoted her life to her only son, Scott Austin Eldridge of Turlock, CA. She left behind her parents, her only son, her three brothers, Daniel Burns, Rickey Burns of Greeley Hill, CA and Allen Burns of Keyes, CA and her only sister Jenice Murdaugh of Arkansas. She will also be missed by her six nephews and her one and only niece. We will rejoice in the knowledge that she has passed on and is forever at home with the Savior she faithfully served for 57 years. A visitation will be held in the Heritage Chapel on Monday, October 18th, 2010 11:30AM to 1:00PM. Services to follow at 1:00PM at Lakewood Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, CA. Guestbook is available online at, www.modbee.com/obituaries
Lillian Dugan 81, of Thousand Oaks passed away Oct. 9, 2010, after a long battle with Kidney and Lung disease., Lillian was a gifted opera singer and a Doctor of Epidemiology. She worked for the American Cancer Foundation in Detroit and after moving to California in 1985 became a realtor, which was her career until she retired in 2006., She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Cullen of Rhode Island; son, John Corbett of Glendale; granddaughter, Megan McClow of Simi Valley; and many friends. She was predeceased by son, Gary Corbett, and daughter, Susan Corbett., Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Holy Cross Church at 13955 Peach Hill Road in Moorpark., In lieu of flowers Lillian would prefer you made a donation to the Reagan Library or the ASPCA.
Linda Ann Kotalik, age 54 of New Fairfield, died suddenly with her loving son by her side on Monday, October 11, 2010. Linda was the beautiful daughter of the late Edmund Zrabkowski. Her mother, Ann Zrabkowski resides in Arkansas. Linda was born in Queens, N.Y. and graduated from Madison Township, N.J. High School. Upon graduation from Quinnipiac University, Linda began her career in nursing in New Orleans. She loved the flavor of the "Big Easy" and the "Le Bon Ton Roulet" (let the good times roll) lifestyle, along with her dad and family, Linda was a "Who Dat" fan of the New Orleans Saints. In New Orleans in the early 80s, she met her future husband, John, on a blind date set up by her mom, Ann. Moving to Maryland, Linda bore two gifts from God, Andrew John in 1987 and Kellie Alyssa in 1991. Her final move was to New Fairfield where she worked at Stop & Shop and enjoyed lively banter with her regular customers. Linda's strong personality and unconditional love for her children and husband will always shine in their lives. Linda loved God, nature, and animals, especially her beloved dogs, Peaches and Muffin. Her hobbies included cooking, photography, and spending time with her family at the ocean. Linda's sarcastic nature provided those she came in contact with the lesson to take everything with a grain of salt. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John; two wonderful children, Andrew and Kellie for whom her love will forever burn. Linda has two sisters, Cathy Cassingham and family of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Christine Stanley and family of Canton, Ga. Linda's brother, Robert, resides with his family in New Orleans. A life celebration for Linda will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St. Danbury, from 4 to 6 p.m. A Memorial Mass for Linda will be celebrated at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church in New Fairfield on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Linda's favorite charities MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), 7 Ward St., East Hartford, CT 06108-3040; St Jude's Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or March Of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 11 Belden Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850-3347. Information and on line condolences at
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Passed away peacefully in her home in Petaluma on October 10, 2010 at the age of 79. Born on December 28, 1930, raised, educated and married in San Francisco, Lorraine earned her teaching credentials and worked as an elementary school teacher. In 1953 she married San Francisco native Robert (Bob) Amsler at Star of the Sea Catholic church. After Bob served in the, in Korea, they settled in Orange County where she worked as a full-time homemaker and mother to their three children. In 1968 Lorraine went back to work part-time as a substitute teacher. They moved back to the bay area in 1970 and settled in Novato. Lorraine worked until retirement at Fireman's Fund in San Rafael, then she and Bob moved to Petaluma in 1993. Lorraine enjoyed reading, art, music, theatre, cooking, gardening, exercise, travel, camping and spending time with her family. She always had a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She will be remembered by those who knew her as Sweet Lorraine. Lorraine was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Constance Riviello, daughter Diane Amsler, husband Bob Amsler and brother Cosmo "Vic" Riviello. She is survived by son, Mark Amsler of Petaluma, daughter Lisa Parnow of Petaluma, son-in-law Peter and grandsons Charlie and Eric Parnow of Petaluma, and grandson Kevin Parnow of San Francisco. Friends are invited to join family members for a Celebration of Lorraine's Life aboard The Empress, Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. sharp, 310 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, returning between 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to Hospice of Petaluma or your favorite charity.
LOUIE V. MERENDA JR. JAN 15, 1958 - OCT 10, 2010 Louie is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 33 years, Jeanie. He also leaves his children, Melissa and Matthew Merenda of Ceres, brothers Brian of Guam, Michael of Ceres and Robert Merenda of Redwood City. Louie was born and raised in Modesto, California. After attending Modesto High School and Modesto Junior College he joined the, were he was an Airborne Ranger. Because of a broken back he left the Army and worked in outdoor sales for 20+ years. Louie was proceeded in death by his parents, Louie Merenda Sr. and Marjorie Merenda. A funeral service will be held at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home at 12th & G Streets in Modesto on Tuesday, Oct 19 at 2:00 P.M. Contributions may be made to: Disabled American Vets, 7743 N. West Lane #A-2, Stockton, Calif. 95210
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SOLWAY, MICHAEL D. of Ramona Oct. 1, 1942 - Oct. 13, 2010 Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
SMALL, MIRIAM Oct. 19, 1917 to Oct. 14, 2010 She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother. Miriam Small was preceded in death by her husband James M. Small, and survived by their children Harold (Susan) Small and Gail (David) Endelman, and grandchildren Michael Whiteman, Matthew Small, Hillary Weiner, and Allison Leeds, and seven great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all that knew her. Graveside services are October 17th, at 1 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the Childrens' Museum of San Diego.
COLBERT, MYRNA L. (Maynard, Bertolero) Myrna was born on February 4, 1938 to Charles E. and Anna J. (Polich) Maynard in Norris, IL. She was the youngest of four children. She was preceded in death by her first husband William D. Bertolero of Peoria, IL. She is survived by current husband, Jordan D. Colbert of Surprise, AZ, children: Chris, Cyndi and Mark Bertolero; Brad and Eric Colbert. Myrna was proud of her ten grandchildren: Nick, Sarah, Danielle, Faith and Marlee Bertolero; Nathan and Nicole Fry; Dylan and Avery Colbert; Angela Head. Myrna passed away with grace and dignity from the complications of Alzheimer's on October 7, 2010. Visitation to be held on Monday, October 18, 2010, at El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary in El Cajon, CA, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral to be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lakeside, CA, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
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1927 ~ 2010 Kern County native, Margaret Jean (Sturgeon) Rummel, 83, died of cancer Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, in Yuma, Ariz. She was born in Bakersfield, Calif., to Elizabeth and Henry Sturgeon in August 1927 and grew up in the Fruitvale area of Bakersfield, where her father began Sturgeon Services International. She attended Kern County schools and graduated in 1945 from Kern County High School (now Bakersfield High School). In 1948, she married Jack Rummel and they moved to Lebec, Calif., where he was stationed as a California Highway Patrol officer. Jean worked for Tejon Ranch as a receptionist for 10 years. After Jack retired, they began to travel the country with their truck and travel trailer and enjoyed their RV adventures. After Jack''s death and 50 years in Lebec, Jean moved to Morro Bay, where she lived for seven years. Always interested in art, she joined the Morro Bay Art Association as well as the San Luis Obispo Art Association. In 2005, she moved to Yuma, where she continued to be active as an artist. Jean will be missed by the many friends she has touched over the years and especially by her family, who loved her deeply. She lived a remarkably active and artistic life in her 83 years. Margaret is survived by her brother, Oliver Sturgeon; children Jacqueline Groll (Larry), Sandra Adamson (Earnest) and John Rummel (Mary); five grandchildren John Rummel IV, Art Rummel, Nicole Adamson, Kim Zimmerman and Marissa Critton; eight great-grandchildren; four nieces; and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack and sister, Anna Mary Harding. A private family graveside service will be held in Bakersfield. Donation in her memory may be made to the Hospice of Yuma, 1824 8th Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364-5517.
In Loving Memory of Margaret R. Artiaga February 20, 1937 - October 16, 2004 It's been six years and we miss you every day. Love your husband, your sons, Ronnie, Rueben, Ralph and your daughter, Racheal.
born Nov. 21, 1922, Ann Arbor, MI to William and Lillian "Mollie" (Hopkins) Young, the oldest of 3 children. Peggy died at her home at Alder Bay, Eureka on Oct. 7, 2010 at the age of 87. Peggy grew up in Ann Arbor, MI and Santa Monica, CA. She graduated from Children's Hospital Nursing School in San Francisco in 1945. It was at Children's Hospital that she met her husband, Dr. Benjamin "Buddy" Rosenberg. They were married in 1945 and moved to Eureka in 1949 where Dr. Rosenberg practiced pediatrics for 35 years. Peggy was an avid golfer, being a charter member of Baywood Golf & Country Club, Ladies Club Champion for several years and founder of Baywood's Junior Golf Program. Peggy also spent many years as a volunteer for numerous organizations including the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. Peg was also a bridge player and loved reading, gardening and needlework. Peggy's biggest joy in life was her family, especially her granddaughters. She was thrilled to be able to hold her new great-granddaughter before she died. Peggy was predeceased by brother James Young and sister Edna Larson and her loving husband, Buddy Rosenberg, MD. She is survived by her children, Stephen J. Rosenberg (Karen Welsh), Eureka, Margaret R. Coleman (Dennis), Fortuna, Cynthia A. Rosenberg (Grady Ford), Eureka, and Stuart W. Rosenberg (Tishri Anderson), Eureka; beloved granddaughters Mollie M. Hartman, Sacramento, CA and Anna J. Hartman, Scottsdale, AZ; great-granddaughter Sophie Ann Hartman of Sacramento. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Peggy's family would like to thank the staff of Alder Bay for their loving care of Peggy over the last seven years. We would also like to thank Hospice of Humboldt and Visiting Angels for their care during Peggy's final days. Special thanks also to Drs. Jack Irvine, Asa Stockton, and Michael Fratkin. At Peggy's request, there will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions in Peggy's memory may be made to Hospice of Humboldt or your favorite charity. Please sign the guest book at
Maria Kerr Pena, a 62-year resident of Torrance, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Born in Cuba, Maria was 91 and, as was her wish, died at her home surrounded by her children and family. She was a lover of poetry, literature, and music, and in her youth wrote several columns for her hometown newspaper. The same satirical wit that infused her writing was ever present throughout her life. Her children, grandchildren and friends will remember when the inevitable twitch of her nose signaled that something had struck her funny bone and knew a witty comment was sure to follow. As she would tell you though, her proudest achievement in life was providing a loving environment, filled with the rich aromas of her kitchen, for her family. She is survived by her daughters, Emma (Charles) Conaway, Elizabeth (Ron) Roberts, Anna Marie Pena and son, John (Nikki) Pena all of Torrance, CA; daughter, Tina Saxe of Palos Verdes, CA; grandchildren, Kathy Conaway, Jennifer Conaway, Danielle Saxe, Christopher Roberts, Amanda Welch, Alicia Pena; great-grandchildren, Olivia Welch and Grayson Roberts; and sister, Dolores Guerra of Redondo Beach. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Ker; her mother, Catalina Kerr; her husband, W. Orestes Pena; her sister, Emma M. Kerr; and nephew, Alberto Aguilera. The Graveside Service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach on October 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM with burial immediately following. Please sign the guest book at
Marie F. Gentile, 81, of Vacaville passed away from Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville. She was born on July 29, 1929 in Manhattan, N.Y., Marie worked for more than 20 years with various New York telephone companies until retiring in 1987. She enjoyed needle work, playing golf at Green Tree golf course, and sewing for family and golf clubs. She was a member of Women's Club and Ceramic Group and was also very active in church with being a Ecclesiastic Minister., Marie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Philip; sons and daughters-in-law, John (Donna) Gentile, Joseph (Nancy) Gentile, Robert (Susan) Gentile; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and John McHale; and 6 grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Donald, Melissa, Lauren, and Sara., A Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Church in Vacaville. Father Jacobo A Caceres will be officiating., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, mccunechapel.com.,
Marilyn Cardinell, 83, of Vacaville, passed away at home in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 1, after a brave fight with lung cancer. She was born on Jan. 14, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., Marilyn was a noon duty supervisor at Hemlock Elementary School for 10 years and a retail clerk at Ross Department store in Vacaville for 27 years. She loved to shop! She was one of Ross's best customer. She loved her family, friends and community of Vacaville where she resided for 45 years. Her smiling face and loving actions will be missed by all who knew and loved her., Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, the love of her life, Melvin M. Cardinell. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dinese Cardinell Christopher and Tom R. Christopher; son, Jerry Cardinell; brother, Tom Brinston; and 5 grandchildren, Mia of Plymouth, England, James of Albany, Calif., Myles of Albany, Calif., Justin of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Joshua of Tustin, Calif., A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 300 West St. in Vacaville. Officiating will be Father Steve Leonetti assisted by Arch Deacon Cookie Clark. Reception immediately following service at Marilyn's home in Vacaville., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the in memory of Marilyn online, phone 1-800-227-2345 or mail to P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma, Okla., 73123. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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Marjorie P. Lemieux, 88, of Thousand Palms, Calif. passed away July 17, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was born November 11, 1921 in Laurel, Mont. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Paula Wenham of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and son, Clay Elting of Henderson, Nev.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Lemieux. Marjorie donated her body to science. A celebration of her life will be held for close friends and family in November. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to any charity of the donor's choosing or to the public library.
Marjorie R. Battle passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2010 at 89 years young., She was born to Robert Marx Baeny and Flora Alzada (Randall) on Aug. 30, 1921 and was raised in Rhode Island. She had a younger sister, Roberta, who preceded her in death., Marjorie was a tomboy who hated wearing a dress and loved the summers she spent at Naraganset Bay. After graduation, she attended business school and then married Donald Joseph Battle in 1945. Her children included Robert, married to Renee Davey, Donald Jr. (deceased) and Marie, and her grandchildren, Julianne, Alyda and Mika., The family moved west to Southern California in 1955 and settled in the San Fernando Valley. Marjorie worked for Safeco Insurance Company from 1967 until her retirement in Seattle in 1982. She was active in her church, enjoyed stamp collecting, played pickelball religiously, participated in the Senior Olympics, volunteered at the senior centers and Washington University and was a world-wide traveler. In 1992 she returned to Northridge and then moved to Ventura in 1994., Marjorie was a loving and nurturing presence in her granddaughter's lives; walking with them to school, participating in school events, volunteering in the school library and reading to children. She attended St. Paul's Episcopalian Church regularly, swam at the YMCA, took water aerobics and loved flowers and enjoyed puttering in the garden. Marjorie was an avid reader who always had a book nearby. She was a familiar face in the neighborhood. We will miss her sweet smile and positive outlook., A celebration of her life will be held at the family home on Gale Way from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. All who knew her are welcome., Arrangements by Charles Carroll Funeral Home. 642-8134.
MARJORIE RAYMOND-SMITH JUN 18, 1922 - OCT 3, 2010 Marjorie Raymond Smith passed peacefully away on October 3, 2010 after a short illness. Marjorie is survived by her husband, Harry Smith, sons Jay McEnroe of Nevada City, CA, Paul McEnroe of Mt Dora, Florida, Bruce McEnroe of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, daughter Jeani McEnroe of Modesto, step daughters Sue Raymond of Michigan, Sue Griggson of Modesto, Patricia Smith of Seaside and step son Ted Smith of Napa. Services will be heldMonday, October 18th at 11:00at Escalon Covenant Church,1155 Escalon Ave, Escalon, CA
MR. MARK E. JONES, age 56, resident of Santa Maria, CA., passed away October 9, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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Mary Alice Bell Resident of San Jose On Nov. 1, 1922 the world was blessed by an angel, Mary Alice McGee. She was born in Monroe, Louisiana and she grew up on a rural farm without plumbing or electricity. After world war II, she met the love of her life, and after a 90 day courtship, married Joseph V. Bell. They started their life together in 1946, settling in San Jose, California. Together they were blessed with 7 children. In 1967 she opened Central Nursery School. She loved children, and instilled her southern values, with the help of her cherished director, Laurie Gray, Central Nursery continues to this day, and will continue to give children a solid foundation in which to grow. Her final hours were brief, in the presence of her darling husband and loving children, whose tender administration smoothed the way to the gateway of immortal life, and she gently passed away. She is survived by the love of her life Joseph V. Bell, her children Samuel (Blanca), Charles (Susan), Joan, Matthew and Mark (Loretta) and her adoring grandchildren, Lisa, Jane Ann, Madelaine, Sarah, Grant, Andrew and Charlotte. Predeceased by daughters, Dolores and Mickie. Private interment will take place. A memorial to celebrate her life will be on Saturday Oct. 16th at 1:00. Please call (408) 512-6384 for location. Donations can be made in honor of Joseph and Mary Bell, to YMCA-Youth Foundation, 1717 the Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126. Beloved in life, may all who deplore her loss, be sustained and strengthened by the hope of a glad reunion, where farewell is a sound unknown.
Mary Castro Nov. 28, 1942 - Oct. 13, 2010 She will be deeply missed by her family and many close friends. Giving and loving by nature, she helped many people whenever she could and treasured her long career with the Social Security Administration. She was a native of San Francisco and loved her City. She was faithful parishioner of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. Mary lived her faith and attended all the holy days of the church as well as every Greek Festival in the Bay Area. She was happiest when the family could all be together and hosted many celebrations. Her Cousins Lunch was an annual event. She was taken from us too soon and is survived by her brother, Nick and sister-in-law Norma, her beloved nephew Nico and Cousins Antoinette, Anthony, Antonio, Catherine, Charles, Diana, Elaine and Patricia. Friends may call on Monday, October 18 after 6:00 p.m. at Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia Street where the Prayer Service (Trisagion) will be a.m. Interment at the Greek Orthodox Memorial Park. Donations preferred to the Annunciation Cathedral Building Fund, www.annunciation.org, 245 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
BENTHAM, Mary Claire (O'Keefe) Born in Ross, California on May 17, 1931, and joined our Lord on October 9, 2010. Mary is survived by her loving husband Al Bentham; step children Dana Hall (John) and Chris Bentham (Nancy); grandchildren Lauren Hall, Jennifer, Nathan and Jacob Bentham; sisters-in-law Beverly Crownover-Keefe and Laurie O'Keefe; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Martin and Hannah O'Keefe; siblings Gerry, Dick and Bill. Mary attended schools in San Francisco, St. Anne's Preserntation Academy and SF State. She retired from United Airlines after 35 years. She was a 20 year member of Star of the Valley Catholic Church. Mary perceived beauty in everything and everyone. At Mary's request services will be private. Contributions may be made to Sutter VNA Hospice, 1110 No. Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, or a charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
Mary R. Lausten A loving wife, caring mother, and a thoughtful friend. Our dear, sweet Mary entered into heaven peacefully on October 14, 2010 in Lakeport, California. Born July 4, 1939 in Mangum, Oklahoma to Joseph and Ola Burden, she was the youngest sister of eight siblings. Mary worked in banking locally for over 30 years. She made many, many dear friends during her years in banking and will always be remembered for her bright smile and infectious personality. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi and the Business and Professional Woman's Association. She enjoyed shopping, camping, playing bunkos and especially bowling. Mary was a very social person and loved gathering with family and friends. There was always a place for everyone in Mary's heart as well as in her home. She cared deeply for many. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 32 years Pete Lausten of Lakeport, CA,; sons Phillip Colwell of Sacramento, CA and Douglas Colwell of Tacoma, WA ; daughters Janet Colwell-Nolan and her husband Mark Nolan of Penryn, CA and Pamela Lausten- Kane and her husband Dan Kane of Lakeport, CA. She is also survived by her sister, Pauline Mitchell of Houston, TX; Brothers Dale Burden of Muleshoe, TX and BJ Burden of Cooper, TX; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many friends. Donations in honor of Mary may be made to the Lakeport Volunteer Firefighters Association, 445 N Main St., Lakeport, CA 95453. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20th at the Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, CA. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date., Send Condolences
Mavis, passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of her husband John. Mavis was born in Elk River, Idaho. She later met the love of her life, John in Spokane, Wash. in 1945. They wed the same year and later had five children. She is survived by daughter, Karen Beathem; sons, John Williams and Mike Williams; daughter, Cheri Somme and son, Craig Williams. She is also is survived by 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mavis was a special woman who touched many people in her life. She was a devoted and loving wife. She loved her children and their children. She also had many special friends in her life, but no one more special to her than the man that called her "Doll.", A service will be held to celebrate her life on Sunday, Oct. 17, 11:15 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 621 S Orchard Ave. in Vacaville. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, www.fairfieldfuneral-home.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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Oct. 19, 1977- Sept. 6, 2010, It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our beloved Melissa (Lopez) Rowley on Sept. 6, 2010 in Manassas, Va. She passed away in her sleep after a sudden illness., Melissa (Missy) was born in Taft, Calif., Oct. 19, 1977, she attended school at Barbara Webster and Mupu elementary schools in Santa Paula and later moved to Boise, Idaho, where she graduated from high school. She met and married her husband Bruce in Boise where they lived until his work was transferred to Manassas, Va. In Manassas she continued her education and was working as a Doctor's Assistance when she passed away. She was very active with her children's school and sport activities., A special memorial was held for Missy in Manassas, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 11 by all her friends and immediate family. A Rosary and funeral service was conducted on Sept. 17, 2010, at Sacred Heart church in Boise, Idaho, where she was laid to rest., Missy is survived by her husband, Bruce Rowley; her children, Zoie and Jonathon; her father, Chris Lopez; mother, Sue Walters; brother, Benjamin; her maternal grandmother, Ann Walters; her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends in Manassas, Va., Boise, Idaho, and Southern California. Missy was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Anita Lopez, and her aunt, Janice. Missy will be greatly missed by friends and family in Manassas, Va., Boise, Idaho, Ventura and Santa Paula, Calif., The family of Chris Lopez would like to thank all his family and friends for their sincere sympathy, prayers and financial assistance which greatly helped during this time of great loss.
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November 10,1924 - October. 5, 2010 Melva was born November 10, 1924 in Westwood, CA. She was raised in Westwood and after graduating from high school in 1942 moved to Sacramento where she met the love of her life, Vernon Russell. They both loved music and spent almost every weekend dancing to all the big bands. They were married on January 26, 1943 and shared 67 years together before he passed away earlier this year. They moved to Anderson, CA. in 1952 where they raised their family. A devoted wife and mother, Melva enjoyed hunting and fishing with her family. There were many camping trips over the years. She spent her career working for the US Forrest Service and retired in 1986. Melva is preceded in death by her husband Vernon, her parents, Aubrey and Alvina Staten, her sister Sharon Abersold and her son-in-law Don Delgado. She is survived by her three daughters; Carol Duncan and her husband Robert of Portland, OR, Pam Russell and Bruce Watkins of Redding, CA. and Sherrie Delgado of Turlock, CA. Her four grandchildren; Dawn Barni and her husband Dino, Gina Grecian, Mike Delgado, Angela Delgado and her husband Troy. She will be missed by all, especially her great grandchildren, Cody, Ethan, Mariah, Makel, Aria, and Kaeden. There will be a service at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel on October 16th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Melva's honor to Alzheimer Research.
Martinez, Mercedes G. July 13, 1937 - October 11, 2010 Age: 73. Originally from Greeley, Colo. Divorced, she moved to L.A. County in 1973 with her 5 children. She loved country and gospel music. She also had a strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She shared her faith with family and friends and was known for her beautiful smile. She worked for many years as a CNA in Whittier and El Monte. She later graduated from the American Nanny College and worked as a teacher at Light House Christian Pre-school. She succumbed to Lung Cancer on Monday evening at 6:08 pm. She is survived by her children Stevie L. Gomez, Kimberly Gomez, Michael R. Martinez, Roxann Carrillo and Ralph Martinez. She also had five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Viewing will be on Thurs. Oct 21 at Richardson-Peterson Funeral Home 123 W. 'G' Street in Ontario, from 4pm - 8pm. Service will be on Fri. Oct 22 at 10am. Interment will be at Forest Lawn in Covina. Family and Friends will then gather at 1512 E. 5th St. in Ontario.
Michael B. McArthur Resident of San Jose July 1, 1956 - Oct. 5, 2010 Michael "Mike" McArthur passed away at home on October 5 after a 13 month battle with an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma multiform cancerous brain tumor. He bravely underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and extensive medical treatment for his tumor, and maintained an unwavering positive attitude throughout his fight. His motto throughout treatment was often, "We'll see what we can figure out", said with a shake of the head and a smile. Mike was born in Edmonds, WA, and graduated in 1974 from Edmonds High School. He earned an Engineering degree from Western Washington University, and worked for the railroad while going to school. After he received his degree, he moved to Southern California and worked for Ford Aerospace, and then moved to the Bay Area and started his career working at FMC Corporation. He worked there for over 26 years, riding out many changes in the company which is now BAE Systems. Mike was never out sick, and enjoyed working with everyone at the company, and took pride in the projects assigned to him. He was always dedicated to and focused on producing the best product possible, and was an inspiration to all those with whom he worked over the years. Mike was an avid bike rider, and competed in many century bike rides, triathlons, biathlons, marathons, and other events. He was always very active and trained hard. As with his professional focus and drive, his motivation to achieve high levels of physical performance and to always push himself beyond his comfort zone put Mike in a class of his own. Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Carole of San Jose, his brothers Steve, Ron, Ken, and sister Loretta, who reside in Washington State, as well as extended family and many friends all over the country. He will be greatly missed, and his legacy of strength, bravery, and goodness will live on in the hearts of all whose lives he touched. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Hilton Hotel, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA Hilton Hotel 408 562-6707. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UCSF Brain tumor Program:Online: http://neurosurgery.ucsf.edu/index.php/support_brain_tumor_care.html or mail donations to: UCSF Foundation PO Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 (include a note that it is for the Brain Tumor Center).
Michael Robert Black 1953 - 2010 Michael was born on June 22, 1953 in Taft, California, and passed away peacefully at his dream beach home. Michael was one of 5 children born to Jean and Glenn Dolder Black. When Mike was growing up in Taft, he helped out with the family business Taft Plumbing, Co. and was assigned all of the "rookie" work such as digging trenches and tarring roofs during the summers, and always reminded us how much he enjoyed it. Michael graduated from Taft High School in 1971, graduated from Taft College in 1973, and attended and graduated from Cal State University Bakersfield with his degree in Liberal Arts in 1975. He began his teaching legacy in 1976 at Castle Elementary and continued teaching second grade for 33 years until his retirement from Bill L. Williams Elementary in 2009. Mr. Black loved teaching children and thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with his students and fellow educators. He established life-long friends throughout the years he spent in the classroom. Michael enjoyed many things during his life, his family was his highest priority & he took every opportunity he was given to be able to spend time with them. He was a true blue Dodgers fan and looked forward to attending games at Dodger stadium every season. He loved being at the beach, riding his motorcycle along the coast, throwing the Frisbee for his dog Scout, tending to his turtle and tortoise, collecting sports and film memorabilia, reading books, watching, researching, and referencing old movies and television shows, and making people laugh any chance he could with all of his jokes and his one of a kind sense of humor. Michael is survived by his wife, Melanie; his daughter, Annie; sons, Joseph and T.J.; and his grandson and best buddy, Aiden; his parents, Dolder and Jean Black; older sister and brother, Kathy and Steve; younger sister and brother, Kelly and Glenn. Michael has many nieces and nephews he loved just like his own children. Michael is leaving behind a lot of family members, and many close friends. Words cannot begin to describe what an amazing person Michael Black truly was, he was one of a kind, he will be deeply missed, but his memory and spirit will live forever in our hearts and our lives. Love you Papa...we all love you so very much! Memorial service will be held on October 21, 2010, at 4:00 p.m., at the Bakersfield Junior League, 1928 19th St. Strict dress code will be enforced: Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops and or Dodger Blue and apparel. The "Dude" would have wanted nothing more.
YANAI, Michio (76), UCLA Professor of Meteorology, passed away on October 13, 2010 in Santa Monica. He is survived by his wife, Yoko Yanai; children, Takashi (Patricia) Yanai, Satoshi (JoAn) Yanai; grandchildren, Emi, Kai, Emma and Charlie Yanai; sibling, Tetsuo Yanai of Japan; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 22 at 10:30 AM at W. L.A. Buddhist Temple, 2003 S. Corinth Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com
Miguel C. Pena Sr., 78, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 11, 2010. He was born September 29, 1932 in Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jose Pena Castro and Evarista Chavez. Miguel is survived by his wife, Helen Pena; sons, Joe Pena and Miguel Pena Jr., both of Coachella, Calif.; daughters, Irene Pena of Los Angeles, Frances Pena Garcia, Mary Pena Orantes, Valerie Pena, and Christina Pena Cannon, all of Indio. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A resident of Coachella for 54 years, he retired as an auto body repair technician from Simon Motors after 25 years. Visitation services will be Monday, October 18, 2010 from 5-9:00 PM, with a memorial service Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM. All services will be held at Forest Lawn in Coachella.
Mildred (Millie) Oliver Millie went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on January 22, 1927 to Melbourne and Eileen Oliver. Millie loved music and books, and she loved people, she had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She worked many years as a bookkeeper in Everett, WA for a Christian Bookstore. Her love for the Lord was evident. Millie is survived by her best friend of many years, Joan Clapp of Yuba City; her brother, Orval Oliver of Mountain View, CA; her Aunt Alice Johnston of Los Angeles; and many nieces and nephews. Millie had many good friends, and she will be sorely missed. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 1:30PM at First Baptist Church in Yuba City. Donations suggested to: Grace To You, P.O. Box 4000, Panorama City, CA 91412, or Gideons International, Foothill Camp, P.O. Box 60124, Sunnyvale, CA 94088. Send Condolences at
Small, Miriam B. October 19, 1917 - October 14, 2010 She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Miriam Small was preceded in death by her husband James M. Small. She is survived by their children Harold (Susan) Small and Gail (David) Endelman, and grand-children Michael Whiteman, Matthew Small, Hillary Weiner, & Allison Leeds, and 7 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all that knew her. Graveside services are Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers make contributions to the Childrens' Museum of San Diego.
Artist Miriam C. Rice, longtime Marin county and Mendocino resident, founding faculty of the Mendocino Art Center, founder of the International Mushroom Dye Institute, died at home at the age of 92 on August 30, 2010 of natural causes. Miriam and her husband Ray lived and taught art in Marin County for many years, raising their three daughters, Mira, Felicia and Rachel. In 1960, Miriam and Ray moved to Mendocino and began teaching at the newly created Mendocino Art Center, which began her 50-year sojourn on the Mendocino Coast. By the mid-70s, Miriam was researching the extraction of the full spectrum of color from the wide variety of mushrooms on the north coast. Miriam's door was always open to her ever-widening circle of friends of all ages. Artists, seekers, poets, writers, environmentalists and leftists found stimulating conversation and a smorgasbord of experimental culinary treats at her table. A Celebration of Miriam's remarkable life is planned for Sunday October 17, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mendocino Art Center.
Moma-Linda Guzman Formerly of San Jose 61, died Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. She was born November 11, 1948 in Long Beach, California. No services are scheduled at this time. Services entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home, Prescott Valley, Arizona.
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Nellie Deane Brennan Hopps 1919 - 2010 Nellie was born to the loving parents of James and Waudessa Brennan on April 5, 1919 in Manitou, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Bakersfield in 1932 where Nellie attended Norris School. After living in California for a couple of years she returned to Oklahoma to finish her high school education. She later married Edison Hopps and moved to Loma Linda, California, where their three sons were born, Eddy, Don, and Woody. Nellie lived in Bakersfield for the last 40 years. Here, she welcomed friends and family and her door was always open, ready to feed you or give you a bed to sleep in. Her favorite pastime was visiting with friends and family in the mornings on the patio over a cup of coffee and her evenings sitting on the front porch enjoying the company of any and all who came by. Nellie was a wonderful cook, enjoying everything from backyard cookouts to her famous homemade cobblers, feeding as many as would come. She was talented musically and in earlier years played the violin, guitar, piano and organ. In her later years she enjoyed playing the organ long and loud for all to hear. The loss of hearing and advancing years of dementia unfortunately robbed her of these special delights. Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Edison Hopps and more recently by her oldest son, Eddy Hopps. She is survived by her brother, Roque Brennan of Aptos, CA; sister, Amelia Bee Foutz of Bakersfield, CA; and sister, Trinnie Lee Senteney of Sacramento, CA; two sons, Donnie (wife Sandy) of The Villages, FL and Durwood Hopps of Tampa, FL; as well as special grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives. Privates services will be held.
Nina E. Urrutia, 85, resident of San Francisco, passed away at home on Monday. She was born in Manila, Philippines., Visitation to be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, and Monday, Oct. 18, with a 7 p.m. vigil service Monday, all at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo, Calif., A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 3450 Tennessee St., Vallejo.
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BAKER -- Oletha Marie Baker, 93, of Porterville died Friday. She was a bookkeeper. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Myers Chapel. Graveside: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Hillcrest Memorial Park.
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Randy Molinaro Services will be today for Randy Clinton Molinaro, who died Oct. 5 at Dominican Hospital.
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Thomas Wesley Oliver Dec. 29, 1941 - Oct. 14, 2010 Thomas Wesley Oliver, age 68, of Eatonton, GA, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at .....
"Mother Dear" Funeral services for Orisco Chaisson will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs, Wednesday, October 20th, at 10:00 am, and internment will be at Forest Lawn directly following. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday, October 19th, at Wiefels and Son Chapel in Palm Springs. She was born September 13, 1919 in Ames, Texas to Anatalie and Leo Sterling and lived in Beaumont, Texas until 1951, where she gave birth to six of her children, then moved to Palm Springs and gave birth to three more children. She was the fifth of six siblings who have all preceded her in death. She was very proud of supporting her family working as a housekeeper for the homes of Ed McCoubrey, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Dean Martin and many more. She became a parishioner of St. Theresa upon her arrival to Palm Springs and remained faithfully so until her death on Sunday, October 10th. She is preceded in death by her daughter Latisha, son Joe and husband Freddie. She was not only a Mother Dear to her own, but many knew that if you needed support she was your Mother Dear also. She is survived by her four daughters Verla Monroe, Cindy Chaisson of Palm Springs, Sherry Smith of Riverside, Celeste Johnson of L.A. and her three sons Lloyd Chaisson of Sky Valley, Donald Chaisson of Los Angeles., and Randal Chaisson of Redwood City. She is also survived by 24 grand children, 44 great grand-children, 16 great great grandchildren and a multitude of honorary children, extended family, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. We will miss our "Mother Dear".
ORLAND O. ORYALL, 82, of Santa Maria, passed away October 14, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
April 22, 1917 - October 7, 2010 Born in Ryder, North Dakota, the daughter of Mary and William Carter. She was one of seven children. Pat met her future husband Frank Pietsch, while living in Michigan. They were married February 7, 1942 in Missouri, while Frank was in the Army. During the later 40's and early 50's Pat worked as a comptometer operator at Thomas Cadillac in Los Angeles while her husband pursued a chemistry degree at the
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PABLO R. SALGADO 76, of Riverside, CA, passed away 10/6/10. He was born in El Paso, TX and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 2001 after working over 30 yrs in construction. Survived by his loving wife, Felicitas; sisters Leovarda, Rosalia and brother, Juan. He is also survived by 8 children and their mother Ernestina; many grand-children, great grandchildren, extended family and friends, who loved & will miss him dearly. Rosary & visitation will be Sunday, 10/17 from 4-8pm at Rubidoux Mortuary and Mass on Monday, 10/18, at 10am at Sacred Heart Church, Glen Avon with miliary service to follow at Riverside National Cemetery, at 12 noon. Rubidoux Mortuary 951-683-2215
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
MS. PATRICIA A. MEES, age 83, resident of Santa Maria, CA., passed away October 13, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
Mother entered peacefully to rest, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at her home in Ventura., Born July 10, 1927 to Harry J. and Mable M. Rowe, she grew up in Danbury, Wis., on her daddy's farm. The largest of all her siblings at twelve pounds, she was the only child to require a midwife. The family later moved to California where she began her own family. She married Melvin E. Schmidt May 10, 1964 in Reno, Nev. She loved square dancing, and belonged to several groups of dancers in Santa Rosa. She enjoyed collections of every kind, old family photos, storytelling and of course, her ever growing family. She will be remembered as the Avon lady to most around Ventura, Oxnard and Northern California. She took many families under her wing and they too became part of our family, learning to speak their languages and loving them as if they were her own., She is survived by her loving husband, Melvin E. Schmidt, who was the love of her life; two sons, Otis J. Lozinto (Florida), George A. Davis (California); a son, Harry R. Lozinto, Sr.(California), predeceased her in 2002; two daughters, Victoria L. Guyett (New York) and Leah E. Barber (California); one sister, Naomi Bruhns (Oregon); grandchildren include 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Her siblings, all deceased, were Harvey and Bob Springer, Chuck and Bud Rowe, Joyce Wendt and Joanne Smith. Extended family all from the east coast, Tommy, Brian, Bobby, Marvin Schmidt, Gwen Schutta (deceased), five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family by marriage includes Margery Wilk, (Michigan), Edwin Schmidt, and Lloyd Schmidt (Florida). A brother-in-law, Earl Schmidt, predeceased her. She will be dearly missed by all., "Please do not cry for me, I am not gone I will live in your hearts and memories forever."
PATRICIA RUTH SEXTON SEP 7, 1937 - OCT 13, 2010 A celebration of life will be held for friends and family on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, California at 11:00 AM. Patricia Ruth Sexton went to go dance with the angels on October 13, 2010 at 4:13 AM. Her legacy of love, courage and compassion will continue to inspire all those who were touched by her life. Pat's love for her Lord Jesus Christ shined brightly in her eyes and smile for all to see. She leaves behind daughters; Kim Wybenga, Kathy Stevenson, and Kristene Fuentes; grandchildren Elise and David Wybenga, Bryce and Mikaela Stevenson, Sovaunha Ferguson and Chase Fuentes. Pat also leaves behind her sister Barbara Olson and her children Lynn Skinner, Steve Olson, Tom Olson, and Sue Slattery. Family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Pat's favorite charity Saint Jude's Hospital. Guestbook is available online at, www.modbee.com/obituaries
Patrick William Doane, 65 of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away on September 25, 2010 in Palm Springs. He was born February 24 1945 to Perry and Ruth Doane in Huntington Park Calif. Patrick married Donna Skene on October 22 1966 in Huntington Park Calif. He was a Field Planner for Southern Calif. Gas Company for 34 years, and served in the
The famous bartender, "Scotty," from Busi''s, Paso Robles Inn, Rodeo, Johnny''s and A.J. Spurs, passed away from cancer Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Scotty is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Eliese; stepchildren Steve and Shari Smitheran. Services are pending. Call Jane at (909) 882-0612 for details. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice, Chapman Hospital, 6736 Palm Ave., Riverside, CA 92506. Scotty''s last request was "I hope I made you laugh."
Pauline Torres Perez Resident of San Jose 1/4/1916 - 10/13/2010 Sons, Joe, John, Robert and Art, daughters, Rachel and Margie, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Viewing on Mon. from 3-9pm, Vigil at 7pm, at Chapel of Flowers, San Jose. Funeral Mass on Tue. at 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
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Peter Lenz, 13, died Aug. 29, 2010, after an accident during warm-ups for a motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Before his family moved to Washington, he lived in Santa Cruz and Mountain View, Calif. His paternal grandparents and uncles live in the Santa Cruz area.
A 60-year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Philip was 88 when he died. Philip had served in the Marines during
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Regina Marie (Nina) Lopez Eddington Died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Mill Valley on October 8, 2010. Nina was born July 5, 1962 in New York City, New York the second of three daughters to Joan (Boehm) Lopez and A. Peter Lopez. Nina spent the first part of her life swimming in the Atlantic and playing in the sand dunes on the beaches of Long Island, NY. At the age of 13, she moved to New Milford, CT and traded in the beaches for long bicycle rides and hikes in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Nina graduated from New Milford High School in 1980. While at NMHS, she was a member of the gymnastics team and a leader in organizing school social activities. She attended Goucher College in Towson, MD and graduated in 1984 with a degree in American Studies. After college, Nina moved to Pennsylvania. Eventually settling in Philadelphia, she became a successful marketing representative for Bristol-Meyers-Squibb and met Tom Eddington, who ultimately became her husband. Nina and Tom married in 1991, and were joined by their children Andrew in 1992 and Laney in 1994. In 1998, Nina and her family 'crossed the pond' and moved to England. During her four years in England, Nina explored the English countryside, traveled around Europe, made countless friends and was president of the American Club. Nina and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2002 and she has been a vibrant part of the Marin community ever since. Nina is survived by her son Andrew, daughter Laney, and husband Tom of Mill Valley; parents Joan and Peter Lopez of New Milford, CT, sister Julie Sakowski (Mark) of Corte Madera, Susan Rosen (Thomas) and their children Hollyn and Grant Rosen of North Caldwell, NJ, honorary sister Katherine Hartsock of Texas; Father-in-Law Bill (Adie) Eddington, Mother-in-law Janet (Dick) Eddington-Culbertson, Sisters- in-Law Sheila DeCair (Lynn) and their children Colin and Monica, Cheryl DeVola (Jerry) and their daughter Bella, Sherry Travis (Clay) and their daughter Christina, Kimberley (Gary) Jenkins and their daughter Jodi, Brothers-in-law Greg Eddington and his children Austin and Alex, Alex (Michelle) and their children Mickaela, Gabe, Noah, Jonas, and Audrey Grace, Mark (Karen) Hatley and their children Michael, Brandon, and Brian; and countless friends around the world. She loved, and was loved by, them all dearly. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of Nina's life will be held at 4:00 on Monday, October 18 at the Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. Nina was a caring soul and beautiful spirit who loved nature. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA or WildCare in San Rafael, CA., Regina Marie (Nina) Lopez Eddington Died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home in Mill Valley on October 8, 2010. Nina was born July 5, 1962 in New York City, New York the second of three daughters to Joan (Boehm) Lopez and A. Peter Lopez. Nina spent the first part of her life swimming in the Atlantic and playing in the sand dunes on the beaches of Long Island, NY. At the age of 13, she moved to New Milford, CT and traded in the beaches for long bicycle rides and hikes in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Nina graduated from New Milford High School in 1980. While at NMHS, she was a member of the gymnastics team and a leader in organizing school social activities. She attended Goucher College in Towson, MD and graduated in 1984 with a degree in American Studies. After college, Nina moved to Pennsylvania. Eventually settling in Philadelphia, she became a successful marketing representative for Bristol-Meyers-Squibb and met Tom Eddington, who ultimately became her husband. Nina and Tom married in 1991, and were joined by their children Andrew in 1992 and Laney in 1994. In 1998, Nina and her family 'crossed the pond' and moved to England. During her four years in England, Nina explored the English countryside, traveled around Europe, made countless friends and was president of the American Club. Nina and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2002 and she has been a vibrant part of the Marin community ever since. Nina is survived by her son Andrew, daughter Laney, and husband Tom of Mill Valley; parents Joan and Peter Lopez of New Milford, CT, sister Julie Sakowski (Mark) of Corte Madera, Susan Rosen (Thomas) and their children Hollyn and Grant Rosen of North Caldwell, NJ, honorary sister Katherine Hartsock of Texas; Father-in-Law Bill (Adie) Eddington, Mother-in-law Janet (Dick) Eddington-Culbertson, Sisters- in-Law Sheila DeCair (Lynn) and their children Colin and Monica, Cheryl DeVola (Jerry) and their daughter Bella, Sherry Travis (Clay) and their daughter Christina, Kimberley (Gary) Jenkins and their daughter Jodi, Brothers-in-law Greg Eddington and his children Austin and Alex, Alex (Michelle) and their children Mickaela, Gabe, Noah, Jonas, and Audrey Grace, Mark (Karen) Hatley and their children Michael, Brandon, and Brian; and countless friends around the world. She loved, and was loved by, them all dearly. She will be greatly missed. A celebration of Nina's life will be held at 4:00 on Monday, October 18 at the Fernwood Cemetery in Mill Valley. Nina was a caring soul and beautiful spirit who loved nature. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA or WildCare in San Rafael, CA.
HAGGLER, REV. HOWARD San Diego 6/26/25 -10/13/10 10/19/10 at 11 a.m. Logan Temple AME Zion Church Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619) 263-3141
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January 2, 1935 - October 13, 2010 Richard "Dickie" Macias went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 13, 2010. He left behind his wife of 55 years, Jeannette Victoria Macias and four children Nicolette Macias Massasso, Victor Macias (Vicki), Richie Macias (Christie) and John Macias and his grandchildren Nina Massasso, Eric Macias, Ashley Macias, Alison Macias, Anthony Macias and two great-grandchildren Natalina Navarro and David Macias. He was born in Fresno and then moved to Merced Falls where he was raised by parents Leo and Sara Macias. He attended elementary school at John Muir and graduated from Merced Union High in 1954 then went on to Modesto Junior College and Fresno State College. He was an all around athlete and was the last top athlete to receive the "Block M" blanket from Merced High. He worked for the Coors Brewery as a draft representative for approximately 24 years until he retired. He then purchased his own power sweeping business known as Guarantee Sweepers for the past 30 years. His happiest moments were being surrounded by his family and all his grandchildren at family dinners and holiday celebrations and morning coffee at Denny's. His favorite trip was the annual family reunion at Kennedy Meadows during Labor Day week where he rode his horse on the trail with his buddy for the past 28 years. He will be greatly missed by all and touched the lives of many by his constant generosity and kindness. Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Merced, followed by Mass of the Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
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VERDUGO MARQUEZ ROBERT N. of San Diego 12/27/1986 - 10/12/2010
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Ray Lockwood, 85, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Fran Lockwood, who passed away three months prior; and great grandson, Devin Young. He is survived by his children: daughter, Sandie Lockwood Ethridge of Claremont, Calif.; two sons, Dean Lockwood of Palm Springs, and Kevin Lockwood of Morongo Valley, Calif. He left two grandchildren, Leslie Nieder of New Orleans, La. and Brian Ethridge of Claremont; and two great-grandchildren, Damien Nieder and Ruby Nieder, both of New Orleans. Lockwood served in the
Raymond Laurent Lapointe passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Oct. 11, in Oakland, Calif. Ray was 85 years of age. Ray was born on July 24, 1925 in Rhode Island, the only child of Arthur and Donalda Lapointe. Ray served his country for over 23 years, wearing the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. He was a Navy Corpsman attached to the U.S. Marine Corps and received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. After the war, Ray worked at the Red Cross Hospital in Tokyo, where he met Dr. Kiyoko Yoneda, a tuberculosis specialist and surgeon. They were married in Tokyo, and lived in Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Japan and Illinois before moving to their home in Vacaville, Calif. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Ray worked as a medical technician at the Vacaville Medical Facility for 20 years. Ray was a devoted husband and father, member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and an avid dog lover. After losing his wife and suffering a stroke in 2007, Ray became a resident of Piedmont Gardens in Oakland., Ray Lapointe was the oldest living member of the Lapointe family in the United States and Canada. He is survived by his three sons: Arthur of Powder Springs, Georgia; Raymond Jr. of San Francisco and Jerome of Oakland; goddaughter, Setsuko Nakamura of Tokyo; six grandchildren: Phillip Lapointe of Stockton; Andrea Smith of Elk Grove; Brittany Strong of Stockton; Nicole and Matthew Lapointe of Oakland; and Jack Lapointe of Powder Springs; plus two great-grandchildren: Logan and Riley Smith of Elk Grove. Ray was predeceased by his wife, Kiyoko, on Feb. 2, 2007., A wake and visitation will be held at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, on Monday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Leo's Catholic Church, 176 Ridgeway Ave (at Piedmont Ave), Oakland, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. Ray will be interred with full military honors., Reception to be held in the Julia Morgan Reception Hall at Chapel of the Chimes following interment. More information available at www.lifemarkgroup.com. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the ASCPA.,
Regina Marie (Nina) Lopez Eddington died suddenly and unexpect- edly at her home in Mill Valley, Calif. on October 8, 2010. Nina was born July 5, 1962 in Queens, N.Y. She was the second of three daughters to Joan B. Lopez and A. Peter Lopez. The family moved to New Milford, in 1975 and Nina graduated from New Milford High School in 1980. While at NMHS, she was a member of the gymnastics team and a leader in organizing school social activities. After high school, Nina attended Goucher College in Towson, Md. and graduated in 1984 with a degree in American Studies. After college, Nina took a position with Bristol-Meyers-Squibb where she established a successful career as a marketing representative. She moved to Philadelphia, where she met her husband, Thomas Eddington. The couple married 1991 and had two children, a son, Andrew born in 1992 and a daughter, Laney born in 1994. Between 1998 and 2002, the family relocated to England where Nina devoted herself to raising her children and creating a beautiful home. She served as president for the American club and traveled extensively throughout Europe. They returned to the US in 2002 and settled in Mill Valley, Calif. Nina quickly became recognized as a vibrant part of the Marin community. Nina is survived by her husband, Tom, and their children, Andrew and Laney of Mill Valley, Calif.; her parents, Joan and Peter Lopez of New Milford; and her sisters, Julie Sakowski (Mark) of Corte Madera, Calif., Susan Rosï¿½n (Thomas) and their children, Hollyn and Grant Rosï¿½n of North Caldwell, N.J. and Kathrine Hartsock of Irving, Texas. A funeral service will take place at the Merryall Union Chapel on Chapel Hill Rd. in New Milford on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The internment will follow at The Upper Merryall Cemetery. A reception honoring Nina's life and memory will take place at the Hopkins Inn in New Preston following the services. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford.
Richard Chow Wing, 89, passed away on October 8, 2010, leaving behind his beloved wife, Mary. He was born in Hanford, Ca. on June 20, 1921 to Gong Chu and Chan Shee Wing., Richard graduated from Visalia High School and attended the University of Southern CA where he received degrees in International Relations and Architecture. He served his country in the Army as a Staff Sergeant, and was the aide to General George C. Marshall in, . In 1958, he and his brother Ernie opened a fine dining establishment, the Imperial Dynasty, which became a world-renowned restaurant and an icon for Hanford., In 1964, he met the love of his life, Mary Lo, who was at that the time the reigning Miss Hong Kong and in the Miss Universe Pageant. They were married in Las Vegas January 25, 1965 and then had a Chinese Marriage Ceremony in Hong Kong, April 3, 1965. They were married for 45 years 8 months. They spent their time together, traveling the world and enjoying good food and fine wines with family and friends., He is survived by his wife Mary, sister Harriet Wing of Hanford, brother Calvin Wing and wife Amy of Fresno, brother Fred Wing and wife Camille of Hanford, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, brother Woodrow, brother Ernest Sr. and wife Beatrice, and sister Emma Chan and husband Henry., Mary would like to extend a special thank you to her nieces Jennifer Wing and Sherrill Harris and nephew Ernie Wing, Jr. for all their love and support., Visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2010, from 5-7 at the People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford, CA. Service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 10 am, at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 12536 Hanford-Armona Road, Hanford, CA. Burial will follow at the Hanford District Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taoist Temple Preservation Society, P. O. Box 728, Hanford, CA 93230, the YMCA. 1010 W. Grangeville Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230, the Koinonia Christain Fellowship, or the charity of your choice., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the directions of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230.
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Rick climbed the stairway to heaven Sept. 28, 2010. He passed peacefully in his home from liver cancer., Rick was born in Oakland 60 years ago to parents Olin "Dick"Payne (deceased) and Betty Vinson Payne. In addition to his mother, Rick is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary; children, Denise Torres, Cindy Escareno and Eli Payne (Martha); six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews., Rick was loving and tender with the little ones and delighted in their "great spirits." Rick attended schools in Oxnard and Santa Paula, living the last 35 years in the Ojai Valley. Rick was a Marine Corps. combat veteran serving his country in Vietnam during 1968 through 1969. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local #12 for more than 35 years and was affectionately known as "Major Payne.", He took special pride in his work and felt honored when his son, Eli, followed in his Dad's footsteps. Rick was also a member and served as Master of Masonic Lodge Poinsettia #633, Ventura in 1995., The family wishes to thank Assisted Home Hospice for their excellent service in the care of Rick that made it possible for him to remain at home surrounded by those he loved., A memorial service will be held at Lake Casitas, Ventura County, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Channel Islands, Cremations, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, Ventura, is assisting the Payne Family with the arrangements, 240-1359.
Robert D. Hayton, a former Cos Cob resident for 40 years, and most recently a Town-house owner in Danbury, died suddenly Thursday, October 14th at Danbury Hospital. He was 87. He was born in Clarkson, Wash., November 8, 1922, son of the late Oscar and Mae (Westfall) Hayton. Robert was a retired Professor of Law and Political Science, Doctoral Faculty and Dean of Graduate Studies, the City of New York, Hunter College. He was senior law partner at Stannage and Hayton, and also a Rapporteur on international ground-waters and an International Commercial Arbitration (ILA) Committee, Member on International Water Resources Law. Robert was a Colonel during World War II and his wife of 59 years, Bonnie Marjorie (Albright) Hayton, predeceased him in 2001. He is survived by a sister, Helen Hayton Gwynn of Montana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Bethel, 46 Main St., Bethel, CT 06801. The funeral service will be held at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT Sunday afternoon at 2p.m.. Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, preceding the service from 12 to 2. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Information and on line condolences at
Robert Earl Billings passed away early in the morning on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Robert was born on March 31, 1933, in Windsor, Colo., to Percy and June Billings. He was the first of four children. His father was a production chemist in the sugar beet industry until 1941 when he moved to Southern California to work in the aircraft industry. The family followed in early 1942 and Robert has been a resident of Southern California ever since. As a young man, Robert was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and earned his Eagle Scout award in the minimum time. He was also active in Student Government, which earned him a trip to the American Legion sponsored Boys' State. Robert graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1951 and received an L.A. Times scholarship to attend Pepperdine University, where he majored in business and accounting. While a student at Pepperdine, he supported himself by working the swing shift at Northrop Aircraft Co., building F-89's for service in the
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Robert T. Lyday Resident of San Jose 73. Vigil 10/19, 2:30pm Chapel of Roses. Funeral 10/20, 1:30pm Chapel of Roses. Burial follows at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
ROBERT F. SUGDEN (1936 ~ 2010) Robert Francis Sugden, 32-Year resident of Riverside died at the age of 73 on Wednesday October 6, 2010. Born November 17, 1936, in Paterson, NJ, Robert was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, of 52 years. He is survived by seven children - Rev. Robert Sugden Jr., Chris Sugden, Denise Culver, Chuck Sugden, Patty Rodriguez, Jeffrey Sugden, and Kelly Sugden; sister Marion Sugden Lill; seventeen grandchildren, and four great-grand children. He retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer for the Navy where he served proudly for 23 years. The legacy of Robert will continue in the unity of his family. Interment at the Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area 5 held on Tuesday October 19, 2010 at 2pm. A celebration of life will be held at Mission Village Mobile Home Park Clubhouse located at 3700 Buchanan St., Riverside on Tuesday October 19, 2010 at 5 pm.
ROSALIE ZACCAGNINO, 77, of Lompoc, passed away October 12, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptun Society of Santa Barbara.
Rose (Verdi) Bonanno, age 87, previously of Bronx, N.Y., died peacefully at home on October 14, 2010 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John J. Bonanno, Sr. She is survived by three sons, John J. Bonanno, Jr. and his wife, Christine of Danbury with whom she made her home, Donald Bonanno and his wife, Chris of Yonkers, N.Y., and George Bonanno and his wife, Margaret of Manalapan, NJ; a brother, John Verdi and his wife, Kathy of Mahopac, N.Y; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Bonanno's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. A Mass of ChristianBurial will be celebrated on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Danbury. Burial in Calverton National Cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury. To light a candle of hope and remembrance, please visit our website
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Roshan Rahbari, 18, a graduate of Leland High School in San Jose, Calif., was killed Sept. 21, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in San Jose.
Rozalija Uginciene, 85, of Fairfield, died on Monday, Oct. 11., Rozalija was born on Oct. 29, 1924., A visitation will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will follow on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.
RYAN ANTHONY EDGMON JUL 16, 1977 - SEP 27, 2010 Our beloved Ryan went to heaven on September 27. Ryan was born in Modesto, attended Lakewood, LaLoma and Johansen High where he was active in baseball and soccer. He then attended Chico State University graduating with a degree in Construction Management. Chico was the perfect fit for Ryan, full of learning, lasting fraternity friendships and intramural sports. After graduation, Ryan worked for his grandfather's company, Hathaway/Dinwiddie Construction in San Francisco and then moved to San Diego with Swinerton Construction. He recently moved to Sacramento as a Construction Project Manager. While in San Diego, Ryan married his longtime girlfriend and love, Jennifer Lessner, whom he met while attending CSUC. Some of his happiest times were spending time with his wife Jen, working and riding motorcycles at the family farm in Nevada, playing frisbee with his dog Abby, being outdoors, and building and fixing'' things. Building an incredible group of friends throughout his life also brought him, and us, such joy. Ryan is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer, grandmother, Elizabeth Hathaway, his father & mother James and Roni Edgmon, twin brother, Zach, (Hollie), younger brother, Nick, and nephew Ty Zachary Edgmon. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. An outdoor celebration of his life will be held for family and friends on November 14, from 1:00-4:00 at 6706 Beckwith Road, Modesto. In remembrance, donations may be made to Community Hospice Foundation, 4638 Spyres Way, Modesto, 95356 or to animal rescue at
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Sally Lelayne Skinner, 73, of Vacaville died on Tuesday, Oct. 5. She was born on Sept. 29, 1937., Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Sally Ann Logan Patton Resident of Hillsborough May 11, 1926 - Oct. 3, 2010 Beloved wife of Richard Patton, caring sister of Vivian Fletcher, devoted mother of Bruce and Don Patton, loving grandmother of Sarah, Michael, Tyler and Laura Patton. Sally was born in San Francisco, California and was a lifelong California resident, with deep roots and an extensive family in the Union City-Fremont area. She attended College of the Pacific, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education. There she met her husband, and they were married in 1948. Sally taught at Shasta County schools and Lodi High School for seven years before retiring to raise her two sons. After returning to the Bay Area in 1959, Sally was active in the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, the Burlingame school system PTA and in many other venues, where her kind ways and gentle spirit provided boundless comfort and support. Wherever there was a need, Sally showed up in her work clothes, ready to work, from coordinating the Lenten Dinner series at the Presbyterian Church, to volunteering at Laguna Honda Hospital and McKinley School, to providing handmade sweaters, slippers and quilts to her many relations and friends. The kind word and the gracious touch flowed abundantly from her generous heart, and she brightened many lives with her hospitality, her grace and her loving manner. Sally loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe, and had a wide circle of interests and friends. She enjoyed many activities, including needlework, knitting, bonsai and swimming. Her gardens provided a tranquil setting for her to work her magic with the soil, cultivating fruits, vegetables and beautiful flowers wherever she lived. Over the years, she developed a deep love and great skill at quilting, and many special occasions, from births to weddings, were marked with the gift of a specially designed and lovingly crafted quilt. She made the world a more beautiful place with her gardens, her quilts and her smile. Loving and well loved, Sally brought out the best in everyone, and friends and family will treasure her memory forever. A memorial service celebrating Sally's life will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation, 1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 or the James Logan Family Scholarship, 38147 Kimbro Street, Fremont, CA 94536.
Santiago Valencia, 43, of San Jose, Calif., died July 30, 2010, after being hit by a van near Barnard Avenue and First Street in San Jose.
Sarah Helen Friedrich, 86, of Red Bluff died Oct. 7 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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Hui, Shirley Manchu February 11, 1952 - October 6, 2010 Shirley Hui, age 58, lost her long and valiant battle with breast cancer shortly before midnight on Wednesday, October 6th 2010 at her home. Her final days were spent with her devoted husband by her side and surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, siblings and friends. Her impact on the lives of those who knew her was evidenced in the pronounced outpouring of support she received throughout her 11.5 year ordeal. She was born Shirley Manchu Tin on February 11, 1952, in Hong Kong, the youngest daughter of the late general Tin Sun Kiu. She was well loved not only by her parents, but also by her seven siblings. She moved to the United States in 1972 to pursue her education. While attending Pepperdine University, she met her soon-to-be husband, Ka-Kit, at UCLA and was converted to a diehard Bruin fan. The two became inseparable and in 1974 made the decision to marry and raise a family in Los Angeles, California. Ever the devoted wife and mother, Shirley selflessly supported her husband and children in their endeavors while forging a family unity and strength parallel to none. Her ardent support was pivotal in helping her husband realize his dream of developing a better health model through integrative East-West medicine. In turn, she herself was a beneficiary of this approach having survived more than eight years of metastatic disease. Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Ka-Kit Hui, her children Edward, Ernest, Eugene and Elena, her five granddaughters Sarah, Samantha, Aurora, Kathleen and Karina, and her seven siblings. A private service will be held for the family on Saturday, October 16 and a public memorial will be held on Sunday, October 17 at the Universal Chung Wah Funeral Home at 12:30pm in Alhambra, CA. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the UCLA Foundation for support of medical education in memory of Shirley Hui.
In loving memory of my brother Joe who peacefully passed on October 7, 2010 of kidney failure. He resided at 2074 Alameda Ave, Ventura., He is survived by sisters, Edna Lopez, Carmenelita Lemos, Delphina Dalrymple, Catherine Romero; brother Robert Romero; numerous nieces and nephews from three generations. Neptune Society will be handling his remains. At his request there will be no services., Special thanks to hospice for all their compassion and assistance.
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Emily June Skinner passed away, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, of a long illness. She was born in Robertson County Texas and was raised in .....
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Rucker, Stephen Morley May 24, 1938 - August 28, 2010 Stephen Morley Rucker was born in Seattle, Washington, on May 24, 1938 and died in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, August 28, 2010, after a severe stroke and several weeks in Saint John's Hospital, Santa Monica. When Stephen came to Los Angeles to work with California firms, he was discovered by the Hollywood film community who recommended him to each other as the person to help guide them on their investments. Steve was soon nick-named "Investment Advisor to the Stars". Among his clients were Barbara Streisand and Cary Grant. When Ronald Reagan was President, he and Steve had offices in the same building. They became buddies and Reagan frequently invited Steve to join him in his offices for an afternoon get-together. Rucker did his undergraduate studies in the University of Washington where one of his classmates was Bill Gates. Stephen and Bill remained lifelong friends. Attracted to business from his earliest years, Stephen persuaded his parents to let him do his Graduate studies at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia where he graduated with high honors and an MBA in 1960. He joined the U.S. Army and became a Commissioned Officer serving in 1960-61. Returning to his business career, Stephen Rucker joined Goldman Sachs where he was a Senior Vice-President from 1961 to 1972. From 1972 to 1974 Rucker was the Principal of Shields Investments before joining Kidder-Peabody in Los Angeles where he was Senior Vice-President from 1974 to 1981. From 1981 to 1986 Rucker was Senior Vice-President of Morgan Stanley/California. He transferred to Wertheim Investments in 1986 where he was Executive Vice-President until 1989. Rucker finished his formal business career at Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette/Credit Suisse where he was Executive Vice-President from 1989 to 2001. In his first marriage Rucker had two children, James, who is a Real Estate Consultant with Sotheby's International Realty, and Kim whose husband is a Senior Physician at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Some years after his divorce, Stephen Rucker married Jennifer Pytko, a Las Vegas Business Broker who attended him day and night in his final illness while he was treated at Saint John's and was with him when he died.
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Patricia G. Strachan Nov. 27, 1936 - Oct. 12, 2010 Resident of Fremont Entered into rest on October 12, 2010 at the age of .....
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Clifford Charles Sweet of Berkeley, CA Aug. 3rd 1936 to Oct. 3rd 2010 Clifford was born the youngest of nine children to George and .....
Theodore H. Pretzer Resident of San Jose Jan.16,1926 - Oct.10,2010 Highly decorated WWII & Korean War Vet, dedicated his life to protecting our country. Ted was married to the late June Pretzer for 40 yrs. Together they traveled the world, made a comfortable home and blessed their family and friends with their great sense of humor & love for life. Services at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, 10/17/10 at Chapel of Flowers, private burial at San Joaquin Valley Natl. Cemetery.
Fuentes, Theresa M. January 16, 1924 - October 12, 2010 Theresa M. "Teddy" (Palomares) Fuentes, 86, a sixth-generation native Californian, passed away peacefully in her Cerritos, CA home following a brief final illness. Born in 1924 to Robert F. & Bessie M. (Duarte) Palomares, she attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Boyle Heights and graduated from Catholic Girls High School. A World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy, she was stationed in Washington, DC. In 1946 she married the late Robert H. "Bob" Fuentes with whom she had 10 children. They made their home in Norwalk, CA, and later Cerritos. Following the untimely death of her husband in 1976, Teddy went to work at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Downey, CA, as a Sales Representative retiring in 1991 after 15 years. A devout Catholic and parishoner at Holy Family Church-Artesia, she also served in numerous religious, charitable and business organizations including the Catholic Daughters, Carmelite Nuns Auxiliary and the American Business Women's Association (ABWA). She was a talented artist, painter, seamstress, baker and decorator. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Bob (1976) and two daughters Mary Carole (1974) and Caroline Bernadette "Buffy" (1984). She is survived by her children Christina M., Roberta T. "Bobbi" Buescher (James F.), Charles P. "Chuck" (Linda Unruh), Andrea E. Kunkel (Robert C.), Cecelia C., Robert H. III. (Cindy Vetter), Christopher F., and Joseph A. "Joey" (Amy Boothe). Also 8 grandchildren; Jennifer and Holly Hood, Ryan and Lauren Kunkel, Laurel Frances and Robert H. Fuentes, IV, and twins Mary and Gregory Fuentes; and great-grandson Carson Paul. Services will be at Holy Family Catholic Church-Artesia with Rosary: Friday at 7:30 P.M. and Funeral Mass: Saturday at 11:30 A.M. Arrangements: Luyben Family Dilday-Mottell Mortuary, Long Beach, CA.
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Tommy passed away at his Fruitland Ridge home on September 29, 2010. He was born in Pennsylvania on January 21, 1950. He grew up with four brothers and a sister. The Swartwout family lived in New Jersey, New York and Illinois before making their way to Laguna Beach, California in 1960 where they lived for the next ten years. Tommy often recalled fond memories of his life by the beach. After high school he discovered Ferndale and in his twenties he, and his brother Jeff, began woodworking by utilizing burls that drifted to shore. Together they made furniture and guitars. Later on Tommy built his home in Southern Humboldt with his wife, Quigley, and was a caring father to his much loved step-daughter, Mishka. Thomas was preceded in death by his father Thomas, mother Kay, wife Quigley Gaylord, brother Jeffrey, and nephew Casey. He is survived by his brothers George, Bo, and Chris, his sister Kathryn and brother-in-law David, nieces Amy, Kaylin and Sarah and their children, step-daughter Mishka and her son Austin--all of whom he was very proud. His presence will be missed by his loving companion, Cindy Sanders with whom he instantly fell in love. The last of his years were spent by her side. Tommy also had many close friends he regarded as family. He was known as a generous person who helped those he could. He always spoke his mind and his personal brand of humor brought laughter to those who knew him best. A gathering to honor Tommy's life is to be held at Meagher's Saloon in Myers Flat on October 23 at 5 PM. Please bring a dish to share. Please sign the guest book at
Timothy Long Martin, 2/15/1954 - 10/11/2010, Timothy Long Martin was born on February 15, 1954 in Concord, California to Dr. Robert and Margaret Martin. Tim passed away on October 11, 2010 due to complications from a brain tumor at the age of 56. Tim was at home, surrounded by loving family and friends when he passed., Growing up in Concord, California, Tim was involved in Boy Scouts, he loved fishing in Yosemite, and working with his father on his sailboat. Tim graduated from Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, CA in 1972. He attended UC Santa Barbara, but took time off after his sophomore year and devoted himself to learning all aspects of the construction trades. For the most part, he was self-taught. He built everything from furniture to homes, but he especially loved the fine detail and artistry of cabinetry work., In 1988 he graduated from CSU, Chico with degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Technology. Tim worked for Hewlett Packard in Roseville for 23 years, finishing his career there as an R&D Section Manager. Although he always enjoyed engineering, Tim's favorite part of his job was his co-workers, and he always took special care to mentor those who worked for him., Tim had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and backpacking, he also enjoyed playing guitar, fussing over his chickens, and was an excellent gourmet cook. Few things gave him more pleasure than chatting with friends over an excellent meal on a warm summer evening. His dry sense of humor and sharp wit were a joy to all around him., Tim's greatest joy was his family. He was married to Noel, his beloved wife for 28 years. Their two children, Eric and Emily were the light of his life. They went on many travels and adventures together, went backpacking in the Sierra Nevadas, built sandcastles on Limantour Beach, and played cribbage. Tim coached his daughter's soccer team, served on the Auburn Youth Soccer Club board of directors, and built many stage sets for musicals at Placer High School. He was an avid supporter of his children's interests and activities., Tim was preceded in death by both of his parents and his oldest brother, Richard Martin. He is survived by his wife, Noel, two children, Eric and Emily; his brother, Michael (Laura) Martin, sister-in-law, Fran Martin; nieces and nephews, and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues., There will be a service on Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:30 pm at St. Teresa's of Avila in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the .
Treva O. Kromm, age 93, mother of Sharon K. Landel-Leary, died on Monday, October 4, 2010 at Pope John Paul II Center for Healthcare, Danbury. She was the wife of the late James L. Kromm. Mrs. Kromm was born in Kunkle, Ohio, March 10, 1917, daughter of Sylvenus E. and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Fenicle. She attended Kunkle schools and graduated from the Warner Beauty College of Ft. Wayne, IN and was a licensed beautician. During the 50 years of hairdressing, Mrs. Kromm had operated businesses in Kunkle, Ohio, West Unity, Ohio and Montpelier, Ohio as well as teaching hairdressing at Warner Beauty College. She retired in 1987. For many years, Mrs. Kromm and her husband wintered in Florida for many years. She enjoyed traveling, arts and crafts and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Montpelier Presbyterian Church and the Cardinal Study Club. She also was a member of the Montpelier Senior Citizens and the Business and Professional Woman's Club. Mrs. Kromm has been a resident for the past six years coming from Ohio. In addition to her daughter, Sharon and her husband, Daniel Leary of Danbury, she is also survived by three grandchildren, Tamera Ryman, Robert Kissinger and Kimberly Hickman and her husband, Tim; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchild-ren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kromm was predeceased by two sisters, Gwendolyn Leola and Pauline Ave and by a brother, Albert Fenicle. A Memorial service will take place at the Montpelier Presbyterian Church, Montpelier, Ohio. Burial will be in Floral Grove Memorial Park, Pioneer, Ohio. Contributions in Mrs. Kromm's honor and memory may be made to the Montpelier Presbyterian Church, Montpelier, Ohio or to a charity of one's own choice. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
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Vincente J. Reza, 22, of San Jose, was killed Sept. 16, 2010, when the car in which he was riding crashed in downtown San Jose.
Violet Lillian Carmichael, 92, of Fairfield, died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Laurel Creek Health Center., Violet was born on July 1, 1918, in Colman, S.D. She served in the Navy., A graveside service will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., www.bryanbraker.com.,
Age, 97, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010. She is survived by her two sons, Stephen and Peter; daughter-in-law, Mary Anne and grandchildren, Timothy, Laura and Kristina. Virginia will be missed by all, but remembered everyday for her loving smile, thoughtful ways, and gentle manner. Virginia's family would like to express their deep gratitude to her caregivers and all the friends who made her life better; your love, presence and prayers are sincerely appreciated. A memorial mass will be conducted at American Martyrs Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010. Please sign the guest book at
1915 -2010 Virginia was the youngest of five children raised in the small town of Mott, ND. Summers were spent swimming and jumping off of the bridge on the Cannonball River; snowy winters were spent curled up with a book. She was on the honor roll in High School and after graduation she and a friend went to college in Portland. She later moved to San Francisco to continue her education, but on her way to class she saw a poster for Red Cross volunteers, signed up and served in Guam and New Caledonia 1944 - 1945. After the war she worked briefly in Los Angeles before moving back to Sausalito. She loved the Bay area and spent her early adult years, enjoying friends, playing bridge and dancing the nights away to the big bands. During this time she met her husband, John Holt, and started their family of four girls in Concord, CA. before moving south to Whittier, CA. Virginia worked as a librarian, a bookkeeper, and after studying library science at Fullerton State, as the librarian for Instructional Materials for Lowell Joint School District. She retired to Santa Cruz, and traveled in Europe and Asia before joining two of her daughters in Arcata, CA in 1998. Virginia was deeply engaged in civic and political life wherever she lived. As the VP of the League of Women Voters in Concord, she lived what she believed: that we must be informed voters. She had a wonderful talent for surrounding herself with intelligent and interesting people, and she loved nothing more than getting together with family and friends for a good discussion. She was intolerant of intolerance, and always mindful of those less fortunate. She laughed easily, and loved geography, golf, babies, and books. She gave the coziest hugs, smiled sweetly, left us the blessing of wonderful memories, and will be missed tremendously. Virginia is survived by her four daughters and their families: Sue "Penny" Holt and Ed Saunders, of Arcata, CA, Leslie and Scott Dupree of San Diego, CA, Kate and John Monahan of Arcata, CA, Jennifer and Jim Dwyer of Montclair, NJ. She was very proud of her five grandchildren who are all avid readers: Kyle and Andrew Dupree, Emi Monahan, and Brendan and Ian Dwyer The family would like to thank the Arcata community and many friends for extending their hearts and families to include our Mom in her final years. A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers and friends at Timber Ridge in McKinleyville and Eureka, and a note of gratitude to the outstanding staff at Hospice for their support and guidance through these precious final months. Please consider donations to Hospice of Humboldt and the Light House of the North Coast. Support your Local Libraries and small Independent Book Stores. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on Sunday Oct 24th from 2:00 to 5:00PM at 1165 15th St, Arcata, Ca. Please sign the guest book at
MONROE, WILLIAM "BILL" Escondido 12/22/1937 - 10/13/2010 10 AM - Friday, 10/22/10 Church of the Resurrection Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162
DAVIS, WILLIAM June 24, 1949 to Aug. 14, 2010 Bill Davis was born in Alameda, CA, on June 24, 1949. He died peacefully surrounded by close family and friends on August 14, 2010. Bill served the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1974. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Sandora. He loved going to drag races, Laughlin, and on long motorcycle rides with his buddies. If there was something to be fixed, Bill had the tools and parts to fix it. He had a huge heart and affected the lives of many people. Each person a part of Bill's life will never forget his sometimes foul mouth and huge heart. We will miss him dearly. Services in his honor will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Monday, November 1, 2010, at 10 a.m. Please send memorial donations in lieu of flowers to Parkview Home in San Diego, CA.
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Ms. Margie Ann Ward Sunrise 9/30/52 Sunset 10/4/10) Resident of Oakland Margie was born in Dallas, Texas to the proud parents of Alma and .....
William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.
Bill Taber, 78, passed away peacefully after a long illness, on October 11, 2010. Bill is survived by his loving wife Julie Taber; his five children: Deirdre (Bill) Kingsbury, Mark (Laurie) Taber, David (Anneliese) Taber, Brian (Monica) Taber, Monica (David) Gutting; and 15 grandchildren: Mikaela, Thomas, Daniel, Diana, Stephen and Catherine Kingsbury; Patrick and Kathleen Taber; Jennifer and Michael Taber; Alena, Danielle and Matthew Taber; and Alondra and Linnea Gutting. Bill was born in San Francisco on June 29, 1932, to Alice Schwab Taber and William Thomas Taber, Sr., and was raised on the family dairy ranch in Sebastopol in the house built by his grandfather. He attended Canfield School and was active in 4-H, showing registered Jersey cattle. At Analy High School, Bill was active in FFA and was awarded Star Farmer and American Farmer. He graduated in 1950 and enjoyed attending yearly reunions. Bill earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dairy Science from Cal Poly in 1954. It was in San Luis Obispo that he met the love of his life, Jule Ann (Julie) McPhee, the daughter of Cal Poly president Julian A. McPhee. They were married at Mission San Luis Obispo in 1955. Bill was an excellent and faithful husband and father, and with Julie raised five children. Bill spent most of his life as a dairy rancher, enjoying rural life while providing excellent care of the cows. He served as a 4-H leader and helped his children with their show animals at the county fairs. He retired from the dairy business in 1990 and continued to manage the ranch property. Bill especially loved traveling with his wife Julie. They traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. Bill also enjoyed camping with his children and grandchildren and with SIRS #100 (Sons in Retirement). Bill was a member of Autumn Leaves, YMI (Young Men's Institute), and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. He and Julie were involved with St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, Marriage Encounter, and Redwood Empire Cursillo. His grandchildren describe him as a loving and attentive listener who loved a good joke. Until his automobile accident in December 2006, Bill was active and independent. He survived the trauma but did not regain his independence. Bill provided a model of how to handle adversity with grace. The family expresses love and gratitude to Bot Alicdan and the staff at Betsy's Care Home, Santa Rosa, who treated him as part of the family. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 17th, at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cotati, on Monday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be sent to Hannah Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA, or to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.
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Jeffrey Forrester Woodbury FALLBROOK -- Jeffrey F. Woodbury died early Wednesday morning on Sept. 29, 2010. He was the son of Mae Christine and .....
ZUBOFF, Zachary Z. Nov. 10, 1945 - Oct. 7, 2010 Beloved uncle and dear friend. Memorial service to be held Saturday, October 16th, at 2:30 PM at the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Interment in God's Acre after service, with reception to follow. Contributions may be made to PAWS/LA, 1150 S. Hope St., #A, Los Angeles, CA 90015, (213) 741-1950, www.pawsla.org. Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial-Park & Mortuaries