Monday, October 25, 2010

California Obituaries 10/25/10



PAYNE, ALICE RUTH La Mesa 07/23/1923 to 10/16/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial 858-277-7820 




AERNI, AMY V. Poway 08/06/1920 to 10/21/2010 Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858)748-4101 




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Alfred T. Galvan

A Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred T. Galvan, 80 of Vacaville will be Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1791 Marshall Road in Vacaville. A viewing will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville., Mr. Galvan passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on the morning of Oct. 21. He was born in Guadalupe de los Reyes, Sinaloa, Mexico, on Sept. 2, 1930 to Filomeno and Loreto Galvan., Vacaville has been his home for the last 60 years. He was a supervisor with Basic Vegetable in Vacaville, working there for over 30 years until his retirement., Mr. Galvan was devoted to his family. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother., He is survived by his daughter, Rose Galvan; sons, Jesse (Dana) and Gabriel; their mother, Minnie; brothers, Roberto and Jesus; sisters, Aurora, Socorro and Elena; grandchildren, Natasha, Kayla, Jesse Jr. and Matt; he is also survived by one great grandson, Elijah and a host of extended family and friends., Mr. Galvan was preceded in death by his son Alfred Jr., daughter, Yolanda, brother, Emilio and sister, Caritina., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,,



Anna Dicker

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Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown, 53, passed away Oct. 10, 2010. He was a resdent of Barstow for 30 years., Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hall Memorial Chapel, 14444 Seventh St. in Victorville., Hall Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements.



Ashley, Francis Leroy

Monday, October 25, 2010 2:00 AM 

Francis Leroy Ashley Feb. 26, 1931 - Oct. 19, 2010 Resident of Oakland Francis was born in Kansas on February 26, 1931. He was .....



Audrey Jenson

Audrey A. Jenson born Oct. 15, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wis., passed Oct. 18, 2010 peacefully at home in Bermuda Dunes, Calif. Audrey is survived by her loving children, Lynn, David, and Susan Jenson; grandchildren, Stephanie and Thomas Jenson; sister, Rosemary Coggins; and brother, Francis Ligman; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Richard (Dick) Jenson; her parents, Catherine Gorski-Ligman and John Gorski; stepfather, Frank Ligman; and sister, Betty Jane Ligman. While living in Wisconsin, Audrey and Dick owned and operated Jenson & Jenson painting and decorating as well as The Franklin Inn. In California, Audrey worked as an apartment and property manager. Services will be in Wisconsin arranged by FitzHenry Wiefels Funeral Directors.




PANN, BARTON EVERETT Jamul 03/31/1927 - 10/15/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services 858-277-7820



Barbara Bryan

Barbara "Barb" Bryan passed away at the age of 75, on Oct. 19, 2010. She was born Feb. 18, 1935 in Detroit, Mich., to Clyde and Ester Reagin., She attended many schools throughout her childhood in Illinois and Indiana. While in Indiana she met her life partner, Jimmy Lee Bryan, and they became married on May 20, 1954. As they continued to build their lives together they welcomed four children, Judy, Kathy, Clyde, and Mike. They moved to Ventura in 1956 to start a new life. The family purchased their first home in 1964, which the family still gathers at today., Barb was a very independent woman who had many friends. She worked at many places throughout her journey including Mission Linen, Five Points Cleaners, and went on to purchase her own dry cleaners that was known throughout Ventura as Barb's Cleaners. Owning the cleaners brought her great joy as she became friends with so many and raised many grandchildren in the family business. Barb also loved to play games., She spent many years as a Bingo player at St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura. One of her favorite vacation spots was Vegas where she could be found sitting at a slot machine day or night. The game best known to her family was Skip-O, which she would play for hours and hours., Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ester Reagin; brother, Milton Reagin; and sisters, Mildred Reagin and Arlene Bray. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Bryan; brothers, Danny Reagin of San Leandro, Jerry Reagin (wife Joyce) of Castro Valley, and Kenneth Reagin of Fresno; daughters, Judy Coster (husband David) of Camarillo, Kathy Bryan; sons, Clyde Bryan (wife Laura), Mike Bryan (wife Diane) all of Ventura. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jammy, Cara, Heather, Heidi, Crystal, April, Brandy, Robbie, Brittany, Shane, Kyle, Ely; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews., A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Life Tabernacle Church, 8699 Henderson Rd., Ventura, CA 93004. In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in her name be made to Drive for COPD ( which takes place on Nov. 5, 2010.



Barbara Leslie Minifie

Barbara Leslie Minifie, 58, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 13. She was on born April 12, 1952., A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mission Bells Chapel at Wilson & Kratzer, 13644 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, Calif., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,



Beatrice Minkin

Bea died as she had lived - beautifully. Born May 31, 1922, she died peacefully on October 13, 2010, surrounded by family. Loving wife of the late Irving Minkin. Cherished mother of Steven (Rita) Minkin of Healdsburg, Emily (Joe) Hamp of Petaluma, and James (Rebecca) Minkin of Cobb Mtn., CA. Beloved grandmother of Ariel Rosenthal, Avila Reese, Daniel Minkin, Lily Minkin, and Elizabeth Hamp. Great-grandmother of seven. Dear sister of her surviving siblings, Phil Blackman, Sylvia Foster, Jack Blackman, and Sally Goldbaum. The daughter of immigrants, Bea and her six siblings survived and thrived. When already the mother of three, Bea put herself through college at night, one course at a time, until she had her B.A. and a Teaching Credential. She was an amazing and loving teacher to the many children who were lucky enough to have her. Later on, she went on to get her Master's Degree, and became a Reading Specialist, finishing out her long career in that capacity. Bea made friends wherever she went, bringing a ray of "sunshine" to any room. A Memorial Celebration for Bea will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at The Springfield Place, 101 Ely Road So., Petaluma. All who knew her are welcome. A private family ceremony was held at B'Nai Israel Cemetery in Petaluma. Family assisted by: PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 763-4131



Betty L. Davis

Betty Lucille Davis, 85, has been called home to the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior on October 9, 2010. Her last days were spent in the care of the loving staff at Diamond Terrace in Hanford, CA. Betty had spent the past 45 years in Sonoma county, primarily in Windsor and Santa Rosa. Betty was born and raised in Glencoe, Okla. After she met and married LeRoy Davis, they decided to return to Sonoma county, where he had been stationed during World War II. Betty was a member of Christian Life Center (now known as Vertical Call) for over 40 years. She loved being in church and was active in women's ministry. Betty is predeceased by husband, LeRoy and son, Dale. Betty has left this world, but she will live forever in the hearts of her family. She is survived by children: Carolyn (Denis) Quinn, Marsha (Michael) McAuliffe, Cindy (Charlie) Williamson, Dan (Dena) Davis; grandchildren: Kami (Jason), Jeni, Eugene (Kirstin), Erika, Gary (Barbara), Dustin (Sarah), Ashley, Dan'ee, Haley, Eddie, Chad and great-grandchildren: Matthew, Samuel, Shara, Nathan, Mackenzie. Also, two sisters in Okla., Catherine Beesley and Marge West. A celebration of Betty's life will be held Saturday, Oct 30th at Vertical Call Church, 920 Bennett Valley Road at 1:00 p.m. Fellowship reception following.



Beverly Rae Hopkins Quirk

1930-2010 Beverly Quirk (Grandma by the Ducks), died at home with her family by her side on Saturday, Oct. 16 at age 80 after a valiant fight with cancer., Beverly was born July 19, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, and was the eldest daughter of the late Fred C. and Helen S. Hopkins., Her sister and brother, Joan Liotta of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, and Dick Hopkins of Richmond Heights, Ohio, preceded her in death. She is survived by her three sons and their families, Robert Quirk and his wife Cathy of St. Clairesville, Ohio, Allen Quirk and his wife Maria-Elena Romero of Brea, Calif., and David Quirk and his wife Elizabeth of Lafayette, Calif. She is also survived by her beloved and devoted partner of many years and in many adventures, Gordon Cory of Camarillo. Beverly leaves seven grandchildren: Lindsay (Quirk) Beasley and her husband Scott, Adam Quirk, Lucy Quirk, Luis Quirk, Cristian Quirk, Griffin Quirk and AnnMarie Quirk; five great-grandchildren: Allen, Alexandra, Alondra, Alejandra and Cristina. In addition, she leaves her aunt, Shirly Sopko; her sister-in-law, Jean Hopkins; nieces, Susan and Sharon; nephews, Rick, Fred and Bill; and her former husband, Roger Quirk., Beverly was a 1948 graduate of John Hay High in Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to California in 1972 but has always remained close with many dear friends from her Ohio days. After moving to California, she worked in advertising for various local newspapers, wrote a restaurant review column and sold advertising for the Hilton Hotels. Beverly was passionate about her family and her many close friends, and enjoyed being in touch and hearing about their day-to-day lives, particularly her grandchildrens., Beverlys other passions, included traveling, collectibles, playing bridge and mahjong, shopping, lunch with her friends, holidays and being a member of the Optimist Club. She loved her home, the ducks and truly enjoyed the view of the lake every day at sunset. Earlier in her life she was an active participant at her sons sporting activities and events at Rio Mesa High School and made provisions to fund a scholarship for deserving students. Beverly loved life and shared her enthusiasm and kindness with so many others who will miss her., A memorial service to celebrate Beverlys life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. Following the service, her family and friends will gather at the Camarillo Library, 4101 Las Posas Road. A private family inurnment will occur on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park., Beverlys family acknowledges and thanks the numerous friends who gave so much love and support in her year of illness. No words can convey the depth of their appreciation. The family thanks her caregivers, Luz and Krissy, and sends a sincere thanks to Hospice and their dedicated staff. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Livingston Memorial Hospice, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ventura, CA 93003., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, 805-482-1959.



Bill Mundy

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Brian MacPherson

Brian Scott MacPherson Brian MacPherson 26, of Lompoc passed away at home on October 3. A memorial in honor of Brian's life will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on October 30, at 2:00 pm. Brian's death is preceded by his father John L. MacPherson Jr. who passed away in 2005. Brian is survived by his mother Cindy MacPherson, brother Matthew MacPherson, sister-in-law Lara Schmeiser, two nieces that Brian adored, grandmother Mary Turner of Oakhurst, aunt Carol Turner of Sacramento, uncle Rick Turner of Nevada and several cousins. Brian had a deep appreciation for family, friends, animals and art. This appreciation was expressed in his personal tattoos. Brian had many struggles in life and came out strong on the other end. He had just begun to live the life he wanted. Brian will be forever missed.



Bruce A. Schreiber

Bruce A Schreiber, a resident of Paradise, passed away on Oct. 17, at the age of 49., He was born to Robert and Maria Schreiber on March 28, 1961, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Bruce grew up in Vacaville and after graduating from Vacaville High in 1979, he served in the United States Navy for two years and was a member of the Moose Lodge since 1983., He enjoyed boating and camping with his wife and friends., Bruce is survived by his wife, Oleane; his parents, Robert and Maria Schreiber of Magalia;, sister, Linda (Jim) of Rocklin and nephew, Christopher; brother, Steve (Lora) of Bermuda; aunts, uncles and cousins in Pennsylvania, Las Vegas and Germany; in-laws, Net and John, John Jr. and Kristie., Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Paradise Moose Lodge, 5275 Skyway, Paradise, Calif.,




LOGUE, CHARLES J. San Diego, CA July 14, 1929 to Oct. 15, 2010 Oct. 29, 2010 at 1:00PM at St. Michael Church Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858)748-4101 



Carmen Martinez Reyes

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Celina P. Abad

Celina Abad passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. She was preceded in death by her son, Julio Abad Jr., She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Julio Abad; sons, Daniel and Rodel; daughters, Melina and Maricel; her grandchildren, Daniel Jr.,, Jovelyn and Desiree; and her, sister, Monsing of the Philippines., The viewing will be held at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo, Calif., on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday Vigil starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Mass of Christian, burial at St. Basil's, 1200 Tuolumne St., Vallejo, at 10 a.m. Burial at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, 550 Glen Cove Road, Vallejo, to follow.



Clarabelle Hayashida

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Clifton F. Foster

Clifton Floyd Foster, 95, of Indio, Calif. passed away October 16, 2010 in Cathedral City, Calif. of natural causes. He was born August 11, 1915 to Tevis and Minnie Foster in Hollywood, Mo. He married Wilma Beaton on September 5, 1934 in Duncan County, Mo. He retired from two jobs, first being Southern Pacific Railroad where he worked as a brakeman and Valley Sanitary District where he was a field supervisor as well as chief inspector. Apart from the love he had for his own family, Floyd and his beloved Wilma, shared their love and lives by fostering over 150 children. Clifton is survived by his daughters, Latishia Cooper of Indio, Paulette DiGiorgio of Roanoke, Va., Brenda Sue Dunson of Indio, and Claudia Negrillo of Los Osos, Calif.; sons, Bobby Foster of Indio, Calif. and Jerry Foster of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; sister, Vera Partlow of Indio; brothers, Virgil Foster of Palm Desert, Calif. and Leo Foster of Cherry Valley, Calif. In addition, he leaves behind 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Foster; daughter, Louanna Foster; sister, Ette Marie Kendell; and his brother, Gene Foster. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 PM on October 24, 2010 at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Indio. Memorial services will take place at 10:00 AM on October 25, 2010 also at Forest Lawn Indio. Interment will immediately follow the memorial at Coachella Valley Cemetery.



Clinton Duane Hascall Jr.

C. Duane 'Kit' Hascall, 67, of Palm Desert, Calif. died peacefully following a long illness with liver cancer. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and was an elder in the Sault Ste Marie Band of Chippewa Indians. He retired from AT&T and became a Real Estate Broker serving San Diego and the Coachella Valley. Clinton is survived by his partner of 40 years, H. Paul Hagmeier of Palm Desert; sisters, Wanda Donnay, Marcia Hascall and Crystal Kelley; brothers, Patrick, Hudson and Bro. John S. Hascall, OFM, Cap of Sault Ste Marie, Mich. He was preceded in death by his mother, Viola Boucher; and father, Clinton Duane Hascall; his sisters, Clintia and Sharon; and his twin brother, Clayton. A Celebration of Life will be held at his residence at 73943 Munn Circle, Palm Desert Greens Country Club, Palm Desert on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please call 760-836-0766 for further information. His funeral will be held on November 12, 2010, St. Isaac Jogues Church, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., the place of his tribe and birth. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to St.Isaac Jogues Church, 1529 Marquette Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-9151.



Clyde Lewis Woods

CLYDE LEWIS WOODS JUN 30, 1939 - OCT 19, 2010 C Dub (CW), as many of his friends knew him, died Tuesday Oct 19, 2010 at the age of 71. He was doing the thing he loved the most, riding around working on the ranch. It was ahobby to most, but he loved gardening and watching things grow. Of course the weeds had to be pulled, too. It did not matter that they made spray for killing weeds; he enjoyed the feeling of pulling an area of weeds and the great sense of accomplishment he received from it. He also enjoyed fishing and camping. Some of his fondest memories are from camping trips at Frenchman's Lake and Mc Swain Reservoir. He loved to troll fish for trout, but would fish for anything if the fish were biting. Born in Henrietta, OK, he moved to California as a child during the Dust Bowl. He lived in Riverbank and Oakdale most of his life. He worked at Circle AW Products in Modesto for many years. He is survived by his companion Judy Mitchell, his children Randy, Ronnie, Ricky and Robyn, along with his extended family Michelle, Ron and Rena, 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Oakdale Memorial Chapel at 6:00 pm.



Corazon Castro Kness

Corazon Castro Kness of Cathedral City, Calif. passed away October 19, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was born January 19, 1938 in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Eisenhower Medical Center for more than 17 years. She was a parishioner of St Theresa's Church in Palm Springs, Calif. Kness is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. Tengco and Analiza V. Tengco of Cathedral City; adopted son and daughter-in-law, Rex G. Servania and Susie B. Servania of San Jose, Calif.; her best friend, Terry Barashari of Cathedral City; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Myron Kness; and her son, Ceasar C. Tengco. There will be a visitation, with Rosary, on Saturday October 23, 2010 from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Ramon Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in Cathedral City.



Curtis Breckenridge

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Cynthia Ann Duff

Monday, October 25, 2010 7:09 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Cynthia Anne Murphy

Cynthia Anne Murphy passed away Oct. 20 at her daughter's home in Vacaville. Born in North Hampton, Mass., she served as a Captain in he Air Force as a Registered Nurse from 1950 to 1959., At her request there will be no services. Inurnment at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 West Texas St., Fairfield 425-4697.,



Cynthia Rogan

Cynthia Rogan ("Cyd") went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 14, 2010. She was 52. A resident of Windsor, California, Cyd passed away during a visit to see her mother in Oregon City, Oregon. Cyndi was a loving and adoring mother and grandmother, a cherished wife and a wonderful daughter. She was both a CPA, holding an accounting degree from Sonoma State University, as well as an RN with a nursing degree from Pacific Union College. Cyndi was a faithful Christian who was a Charter Member of Vineyard of Faith Church in Windsor, California. Over the years, Cyndi served the Lord in the Church, in everything from the Children's and Sunday-Worship Ministries to singing in the Choir, and had been a Discussion Leader in BSF. Cyndi loved the water and enjoyed swimming from the time she was a little girl, and swam competition in her High School years. In recent years, she enjoyed Jet Skiing, and scuba diving with her husband in Barbados. She even got her feet wet in the Artic Ocean, in "Coldfoot Alaska", and enjoyed telling that story to friends and family. She also loved to sew and knit, and had a real knack for interior design. Cyd is survived by her husband, Richard Rogan; her three sons, David, Christopher and Michael Huebel, her step-children, Jonathan and Rachael; her daughter-in-law Tiffany; and two beautiful grand-daughters, Chloe and Fia. She was pre-deceased by her father, Donald Anderson; survived by her mother, Shirley Anderson Burt; siblings, Daniel, Matthew and Jennifer; her Aunt Dee Dee and Uncle Edward Knapp; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all. Service will be at Vineyard of Faith Church in Windsor, California on October 30 at 11:00 am.




DODD, DAVID Sept. 16, 1935 to Oct. 19, 2010 A most loving husband; the most wonderful father; a faithful trusted friend; servant of Our Father. Married Barbara in 1958. His greatest joy was his daughters, their spouses, and his grandchildren: Teri and Howard Dittrich, Jessica and Mark; Pam and Bob Bustamante, Robby, Jimmy, Danielle; Debbie and Jarrett Lee, Dillon and Emmanuelle; Becky and Dan Sullivan, Sydney and David; Shana and Markus Dodd-Spiegelberg, Quinn and Preston; and Sophie Dog. Funeral Mass October 30th, 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Ocean Beach. In lieu of flowers a donation to San Diego Hospice would be appreciated.




RANGE, DONALD C. of Poway Nov 27, 1945-Oct 19, 2010 Memorial Serv. 10/23 @1PM Poway-Bernardo Chapel Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101



Dana L. Stevenson

Dana L. Stevenson, 48, of Vallejo died on Sunday, Oct. 17. Born on Feb. 26, 1962., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Fairfield Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m., at Fairfield Funeral Home. A graveside service to follow at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, Calif., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,,



Daniel Roy Armendariz

Daniel 'Dato' Roy Armendariz, age 56, an Indio, Calif. resident, passed away on October 8, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. of Liver Disease. Born in Indio on January 5, 1954 to Daniel and Lois Armendariz, he was a construction worker, a musician and a Indian Educator. He was a member of the Sober Riders, AA and of the Presbyterian church. Daniel is survived by his son, Joshua Daniel Armendariz; two granddaughters, Stacie and Stephanie Armendariz; and two sisters, Robin Acosta and Vickie Haddox; and his mother, Lois Armendariz. He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Armendariz; and brothers, Dennis and Kim Armendariz. Memorial services will be conducted at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Indio, CA. on Oct. 23, 2010 at the hour of 11:00 AM with interment private. The family suggests that donations be made to the Children's Dept. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Indio.



Dante DeLuise

Dante DeLuise, 103, Postal worker and charitable donor, beloved grandfather and uncle, passed away last weekend., Born on Mulberry Street in New York City's "Little Italy," Dante was the oldest of three. When his father died unexpectedly, Dante stayed in an orphanage for a time. For the rest of his long life, Dante donated to Roman Catholic charities and orphanages such as Covenant House and Boys Town., After eighth grade, Dante went to work, eventually at the U.S. Post Office from where he would retire 40 years later. Dante's wife, Juliette, taught at a Roman Catholic girls school in the Bronx, where Dante and Juliette lived. Together they raised-and doted upon-a daughter of their own: Rosemary. When Rosemary grew up and married, she would triply bless Dante and Juliette with three grandsons., Currently, two of Dante's grandsons live in the Conejo Valley and one lives in Florida with his wife, where they are expecting Dante's first great-grandchild in November. Dante's family wishes to thank the Thousand Oaks Royal, Dr. Peter Margolis, Los Robles Hospital, and all of Dante's friends who wished him well.



Deborah S. Hernandez

Deborah S. Hernandez, 56, of Cathedral City Calif passed away on October 11, 2010 in Cathedral City. She was born on June 6, 1954 to Milton Stewart and Dorothy Burness in San Diego Calif. She married John Hernandez on July 19, 1986 in San Diego Calif. She was a teacher for 8 years and worked for the last 3 years at Palm View Elementary School. She worked at Eisenhower Hospital for 11 years. She was a girl scout leader for 3 years, and a Sunday School teacher for 18 years at the United Methodist Church of Palm Springs. Deborah is survived by her daughter Michelle Hernandez, 21, of Cathedral City Calif., mother Dorothy Burness of Cathedral City Calif., sisters Pamela Vaughan of Coronado Calif., Cynthia O'Connor of Fairfax Va., and brother William Stewart of Hemet Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband John Hernandez. Service will be held at 2pm on October 30, 2010 at Palm Springs United Methodist Church.



Dona May Hitt

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Donald Lester Dupar

Entered into rest in Santa Rosa, CA, October 8, 2010, after a long illness. Dearly beloved fifty year husband of Sheila Mary DuPar of Santa Rosa, CA. Loving father of Candace (James) DuPar, Cherie Adamson and Jon (Lisa) DuPar, all of Santa Rosa. Adored grandfather of Carlee Russ, Luke and Beau Adamson, Max Landino and Anjelica and Anthony DuPar. Also survived by his brother Ken (Ann) DuPar of Santa Barbara, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Monrovia, CA, age 75 years. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Annie (Laurie) DuPar and one brother, David DuPar. Don was reared in Monrovia and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a veteran of the U.S., , having four years of service. Don was a police officer with the Pasadena Police Department and served as Sergeant with the Novato Police Department. His Law Enforcement service record extended seventeen years. He was also the owner of DuPar & Angel Manufactured Housing for twenty-four years. He was very active in the community church, loved playing his accordion, boating with his family and working in his yard. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Donald's Life on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Living Word Family Church (1020 Center Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403). The family will host a reception immediately following the service. Private interment, Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, CA. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Don's name may be made to (1451 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403). Arrangements entrusted to: LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, Directors (707)539.2921



Dorothy G. Pina

The angels came and whisked Dorothy away on Oct. 9, 2010, at the age of 86 years old., She was lifelong resident of Oxnard, born July 31, 1924. She was married to the love of her life, Joseph L. Pina, who preceded her in death. She worked for 10 years at Coastal Valley Canning Co. Nana loved to fish and bargain shop. She looked forward to her trips to Mazatlan, Chumash and Laughlin. She also loved barbecues and parties. She was proud of her specialties of pineapple upside-down cakes, papas con wienies and pineapple short ribs. She also enjoyed hearing the Mariachi play every now and then. She was known to ask them to play Volver, Volver, which was her's and our Daddys favorite song., We will miss you Nana. "Que la ...." as she would say., Dorothy and Joe were married in 1941 and shared 67 years of marriage. She is survived by two daughters, Angie Pina Varela of Oxnard and Maxine Pina Perket of 29 Palms; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and her sister, Virginia Parong of Oxnard., A Celebration of life Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery where she will be joined with her husband. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.



Edward James Friel

Edward James Friel of Copperopolis, 8/24/1930 - 10/13/2010, Edward James Friel of Copperopolis died in Roseville on October 13, 2010 at the age of 80. He was born in Los Angeles on August 24, 1930 to Michael Joseph and Ethel Harriet Friel. He was raised in Los Angeles and Van Nuys and moved to Mokelumne Hill with his Grandma and Grandpa Roberts for his senior year of high school, graduating from Calaveras Union High School in 1948. He hiked, hunted and fished the foothills. In 1950 he enlisted in the Navy and completed an electronics school there. His work as an electronic technician took him to Southern California, the Bay Area, Sacramento, Nevada, Colorado and he traveled on service calls to many states and foreign countries. He enjoyed bridge, chess and he was competitive in many athletic activities including running, bicycling and swimming., He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Richardson and their son Daniel Friel of Copperopolis and Ed's five children, Diane Friel and Paula Friel of Grass Valley, Kathleen Hart and Edward Friel Jr. of Lincoln and Kellie Price of Granite Bay, his brother Michael Friel of Pocatello, Idaho and his sister Rosemary Friel of Ignacio, Colo. He has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Patrick Friel and his son Joseph Friel., Ed chose to donate his body to UC Davis Medical School. There will be a celebration of life on Tuesday October 26 at 1 p.m. at Black Creek Park in Copperopolis. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to TCA, P.0. Box 881, Sonora CA 95370. This is a youth swimming program



Edward Maita

Edward Andrew Maita Oct. 16, 1921-Oct. 21, 2010 Born in Berkeley, Ca, graduated Berkeley High in 1940. Served in the, as a Pharmacist Mate during, . Married his high school sweetheart, Norma Umhalt and celebrated 68 yrs together. They have 3 daughters, Linda Carlson, Patricia Wall, Laura DeNatale (Stephen). Also survived by 3 granddaughters, Lisa Rimbach (John) of Encinitas, Stephanie and Danielle DeNatale, 1 grandson, Greg Dempster, 2 great-grandsons, Kyle and Jack Rimbach, who called him Great-Papa. Ed was a Past-Master of the Blue Lodge, Golden Gate Speranza #30, Scottish Rite 32' and Asiya Shrine. He loved to play golf with the guys at Harding Park and played the trumpet in various bands. He worked as a dental technician in Stonestown and owned the Western Dental Lab in Daly City. Services will be held at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma, Ca on Oct. 26th at 11:00 am. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, We wish to thank the wonderful Doctors and Nurses at the VA hospital in San Francisco.



Edythe (Burrell) Donham

Edythe Burrell Donham of Stratford passed away at home at the age of 92., Edythe was born in Hanford to Elsworth and Estella Burrell. The Burrell family has been in the area since the late 1800s when Edythe's great-grandfather came to the area as one of the wagon masters with the famed Donner party before they decided to split form the rest of the wagon train to take a shortcut to California. Edythe was known to most as Mrs. "D" since she was a teacher for Central Union School District from 1952 - 1981. Edythe started teaching at Armona Union Academy where after graduation they asked her to become a teacher. She taught first through third grades during the days and went to Fresno State College, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in education, during the nights and summers. Edythe taught in Arizona and New Mexico on Indian reservations. She said that those times spent teaching there were done as a gift, and not for money. While there she made long lasting friendships. Mrs. "D" retired from teaching in 1981 when her husband, Elbert, developed a heart condition and she felt it was more important to stay home with him than to be in the classroom., A memorial service will be held for Edythe on Sunday, October 24 at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore at 3:00 P.M., Friends who wish can make donations in Edythe's memory to Lemoore Christian Aid, 224 N. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore, CA 93245.



Eleanor Mixsell

Eleanor Mixsell Eleanor Mixsell, 94, of Lompoc passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Eleanor was born on February 15, 1916 to Williard W. and Elsie Hunt in Los Angeles, California. Raised in the Glendale area, she graduated from UCLA and taught first grade in Redlands. Eleanor married Joseph W. Mixsell on September 8, 1943. The couple would have three children and live in Walnut Creek and Hawaii, before settling in Lompoc in 1958. She continued in education, working as an aide at many of the local school. She served in a wide variety of organization, including the Lompoc Alpha Club, AAUW, PTA, DAR, and Friends of the Library. She was extremely active in the Presbyterian Church, served at the local, state and national levels, and was ordained as an elder in 1974. Preceding her in death was her husband of nearly 60 years, Joseph Mixsell and daughter, Kathleen Mixsell. Eleanor is survived by her sons, Beau (Linda) Mixsell of San Bruno, California and Bill (Sandy) Mixsell of San Rafael, California; and five grand children, Richard Mixsell and Lisa Mixsell of San Bruno, Jennifer Gasmin of Las Vegas, Nevada, Belinda Mixsell of San Rafael and Brian Mixsell of Charleston, Virginia. Eleanor had many friends. She would always have time to listen, focusing more on others than on herself. She had a great memory for people's names, and a knack for making folks feel appreciated. She was fortunate to live with great joy and happiness. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of Lompoc.



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Elizabeth Thomsen (Betty/Nana) Wynant

At Betty's request, no photo will be printed; however, folks knowing her will remember her warm inviting smile, easy laugh, positive attitude, and lovely blue eyes. She was a gentle loving soul, the heart of our family, giving so much joy to everyone who knew her. She was the daughter of Hazel Madeline Walker and Joshua Melvin Anthony of Maryland. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Newton Babbini; her grandsons, Mark and Steven Newton; her beloved great-granddaughter, Shanti MacKay Newton; her brother and his wife, Robert and Mary Anthony of Maryland; and her nieces Robin Varacalle and Mary A. Butler and their families. Her special friends are many, some of whom are Godfrey Babbini and family, Joan and Steve Robinson, Carol and Ken Kempton, Alma Rosenau, Louise Dunford, Dorothy Burney, Julie and Allen Daugaard, Kelly MacKay, Ali Goldstone, and Virginia and Gary Boswell. Betty was predeceased by her husbands, Einer C. Thomsen, and Ken Wynant. She was born in Maryland and married Einer, a native Californian from Sonoma. She moved to California where they made their home and Einer became a Highway Patrolman. Betty was retired from the Santa Rosa City Schools, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, clipping coupons, cookies, toast with jelly, playing her keyboard, and spending time with family, especially her great granddaughter. Words cannot express the void we feel without her, and how grateful we are that she shared her life with us. We will look for her in rainbows. She was the light in our lives. Family and friends are invited to her service on Wednesday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Rosa, interment to follow. A reception will be held in Windsor. Contributions may be made to



Elizabeth Torres

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Ernestine Failing

Ernestine, who had been in declining health for over the last few years with emphysema, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 from pneumonia at Simi Valley Adventist Hospital at the age of 77., Ernestine was born on February 26, 1933 to Konrad and Juliane Pikal at Alt Petrein, Znaim Czechoslovakia. Ernestine had two sisters Grete Margret Kruger, Steffi Walter and brother Hansi Pikal. Ernestine married Bert Edward Failing in the 50's and had three sons. They lived in the United States and Germany during Mr. Failings 20 years in the Army. He retired in the early 70's in Simi Valley., Ernestine worked on the assembly line at the Van Nuys GM Plant, where she retired after 20 years of dedicated service. Ernestine has been a resident of Simi Valley for over 40 years., Ernestine is survived by three sons Albert Konrad Failing along with wife Alice (Sue), of Simi Valley, Edward Glenn Failing, of Simi Valley, John Raymond Failing, of Simi Valley and her grandsons Glenn Richard Failing, David Kejonen and long time friend Clay Wagner. Ernestine was preceded in death by her loving husband Bert Edward Failing on October 24 1981., Viewing hours at Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home are from 4-8p.m. Tuesday October 26, 2010 and Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 10-11a.m. followed by graveside service at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth. Condolence or Memorial donations can be sent to Edward Failing 1159 Donner Ave. Simi Valley, Ca 93065 or For more info call Edward Failing 805-391-0548. All services are under the care and direction of Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home.



Esther Bernstein

Bernstein, Esther, January 13, 1914 - October 20, 2010, Born January 13, 1914 in Chicago, IL to Issik (Niestempower) Bernstein and Mary (nee Karczewer). Resided at The Los Angeles Jewish Home. Passed away peacefully October 20, 2010 in Reseda California and resided in Los Angeles since 1948. She was loving sister to Lou Bernstein, aunt to Alvin Bernstein and Lois Lavin (both of Skokie, IL), Stewart (Joanna), Rissa Burke, Jeff (Linda), Mark (Denise) and great aunt to Marielle, Brian, Jennifer, Karen, Illyce and Marla; and great great aunt to Matthew, Ryan, Michael, Mason and Sawyer. Proceeded in death by her brother Bernie and sister Bella., Retired after a 30-year career with Max Factor & Company, Hollywood, CA. Esther provided devoted love and care to her mother Mary, until her passing in 1972. In addition, Esther expressed extraordinary love to all her nieces and nephews., Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park Tuesday October 26 at 11 a.m. (800) 576-1994



Eulalio I. Segoviano Jr.

EULALIO I. SEGOVIANO, JR. AUG 27, 1963 - OCT 21,2010 Age 47, passed away in Modesto, Ca. He was born in Patterson, Ca. He was a Custodian for Shell Gas Station for 15 years and a member of First Assembly of God Church of Patterson, he loved playing pool which was his second passion and loved spending time with family and friends. Survivors, Wife, Leticia Segoviano of 29 years of Modesto; Mother, Justina Segoviano of Patterson; Daughters, Leslie M. Segoviano, Susano L. Segoviano and Leticia Segoviano, all of Modesto; Brother, Jose Segoviano of Patterson; Sisters-Five, Juana Perez of Patterson, Esperanza Ochoa of Patterson, Carmen Tovar of Empire, Maria Vento of Patterson and Gracie Martin of Ceres, he is preceded in death by his father- Eualrio M. Segoviano in 2000; 4 Grandchildren, Anastasia Cortez, Martin Cortez, Evleyn Garcia and Cesar Garcia, all of Modesto. Visitation 4PM-8PM, October 26, 2010 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service 10AM, October 27, 2010 at First Assembly of God Church in Patterson, Burial will follow at Patterson District Cemetery. Service under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. www.whitehurstnortondias,



Eva Ridenour

Eva Mae (Strubing) Ridenour, 1921-2010, Eva Mae (Strubing) Ridenour passed away peacefully in Santa Maria surrounded by her family on her 89th Birthday, Saturday, October 9, 2010. Eva was born in Hicksville Township, Ohio, to Melva and Walter Strubing on October 9, 1921, graduated from Hicksville High School in 1939 and attended business school in Toledo, OH., After her marriage to Carl Curtis Ridenour, Jr. (Ride) on February 8, 1941, Eva and Ride resided in rural Hicksville, where she was a homemaker and busy farmer's wife. She and Ride moved to Santa Maria, CA in 1957 with their four children where she was an Avon representative and later became co-owner of Bernies Take Out with her daughter Sally. Throughout her life in California Eva maintained the family farm in Ohio., Eva was preceded in death by Carl Ridenour, her husband of 63 years and sister Dorothy Gerencser of Antwerp, OH., Eva is survived by her four children: Thomas (Peggy) Ridenour of Colorado Springs, CO, Sandy (Michael) Miller of Columbus, Ohio, Sally (Butch) Hendryx of Santa Maria, CA, and David (Cindy) Ridenour of Santa Maria, CA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Eileen and Friend and brother-in-law,Paul Gerencser both of Antwerp, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews., A private service was held in Santa Maria before cremation., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at




HUNTINGTON, FRED WERT Feb. 24, 1943 to Oct. 21, 2010 "Who wants to go to the principal's office?" Instead of cowering at the horrible suggestion, all the children in the Valley Vista Elementary School auditorium raised their hands. The police officer talking about the consequences of bad behavior, did not realize he was dealing with Dr. Fred Huntington, the principal students loved to visit. Fred always kept his treasure chest of toys and special rocks and minerals in his office so students could pick out a prize when their teacher sent them to the principal for doing something right. Fred retired from Valley Vista School when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1999. He had also been a principal in Lawndale and Corcoran California as well as a teacher in several schools in Chula Vista. Fred's photos were shown at the Del Mar Fair and he was in many bands, playing keyboards, guitar, saxophone and, more recently, the vibes. He loved music, particularly jazz, and wrote over 100 articles related to education and computers as well as several unpublished novels. Fred is survived by his wife, Barbara, mother, Carole, brothers Bruce and Tom, sister Carrie Dyal,daughters Angela Huntington and Melody Campbell, sons Dale and Dan, as well as grandchildren, Alison, Claire, Nathan, Ethan, Zachary, and Faith. Friends, teachers, and former students are invited to share an informal service at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 26th, at New Hope Community Church, 2720 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista. Feel free to wear his signature Hawaiian shirt and/or a crazy tie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association of San Diego,, or the Southern Caregiver Resource Center,, . We are grateful to both organizations for helping us through his illness.



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Frank Bertheau

Frank Bertheau, Resident of Palm Springs, Died suddenly at the age of 74 on October 16, 2010 in Palm Springs, CA. A teaching icon at Green Hills Elementary School in Millbrae, his memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at Forest Lawn Mortuary, 69855 E. Ramon, Cathedral City, CA. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Charlie Brown at 760-333-4225.



Frank Malaney

Frank (Francis), Malaney, Resident of So. San Francisco, 11/2/1935 7/20/2010, On July 20, 2010, Frank passed away peacefully in his sleep from a broken heart, just weeks after his beloved wife Ray. Loving father of Linda Lorenzini (Bill), Jim Malaney (Rena) & Frances Acquistapace (Rick). Cherished grandpa of Zach & Giana Lorenzini, Logan & Lindsey Malaney and Kylie, Aidan & Trevor Acquistapace. Devoted uncle of Michael Clohessy (Kelly), Denise Clohessy (Dave), Stephen Murphy (Jill) & Joanne Anderson (Larry)., Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland where he married his beloved wife, Ray. They immigrated to the United States, starting off in Detroit then to San Francisco and finally settling in south San Francisco, where they raised their children. Frank was a proud man with an unbelievable work ethic, was always willing to lend a helping hand and was always about his family. A retired glazier and member of the Glaziers Local 718 in San Francisco. He was an avid soccer fan and member of The San Francisco Rangers Supporters Club., His pleasures in life were deep sea fishing, celebrating with friends and spending time with his family. His greatest joy was found in spending time with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank Frank's loving care-giver Rosie Montes & Maria Perez-Gudino. He loved them for bringing him comfort and joy each day. In honor of Frank's fun loving spirit, on his birthday there will be a Celebration of Life in his honor, November 2, 2010 at 4:00; Fiddler's Green in Millbrae.



Frank Oscar Pederson

Frank Oscar Pederson, age 82, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called to his Lord on Oct. 11, 2010, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Frank was born on August 5, 1928, in Minot, N.D., to Oscar and Doyie (Blake) Pederson. Frank grew up in Granville, N.D. He married Delores Strandberg, also of Minot, on Sep. 17, 1949, in Alexandria, Va. Frank received his training as a Machinist at the Naval Research Lab. in Washington, DC. In 1955 he went to work for Hughes Aircraft Co. in Culver City, Calif., as a Precision Machinist. He moved to Thousand Oaks in 1962 and transferred to the Hughes Canoga Park facility in 1965., His jobs there included Prototype Machinist and Inspector. Frank was active in the EAST 1553 union, serving as Steward, Senior Steward, and Trustee. He retired from Hughes in 1988., Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, trains and coin collecting. He was a life member of the NRA, a charter member of the Conejo Valley Coin Club, and a charter life member of the Conejo Valley Genealogical Soc., Frank was preceded in death by his grandmother, Emily (Winquist) Blake, his parents, Oscar Pederson and Doyie Espeseth, and his great-grandson Jeffrey Yonnes Jr. He is survived by his wife; sister Joyce Espeseth of Towner, N.D.; daughters Emily Waltz of Thousand Oaks; Mary-Ellen Courtney (Dave Holzsager) of Halethorpe, Md.; and Patti-Ann Pederson (Mike Hall) of Rogers, Ark.; special son-in-law Richard T. Waltz of Thousand Oaks; grandchildren Christopher Wester of Simi Valley, Calif.; Charlie "Chuck" Torres (Robin), of North Hollywood, Calif.; Lamanda (Richmond) Hoskins, of Severn, Md.; Frank Courtney, of Lansdown, Md.; Dawn (Merrill) Sebourn (Jon), Searcy, Ark.; Cameron Ford, Jacksonville, Fla.; Kenneth Ford (Nicole), Rogers, Ark.; great-grandchildren Kira Torres, Jeremy and Josephine Yonnes, Craig and Jon Sebourn, and Kenneth Ford, Jr., A private memorial service will be held at a later date.



Frederic "Ric" Collins

Frederic "Ric" Collins passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on October 21, after a short illness. He was 66 years old. Born in 1944 in Oakland, Ric was a lifelong Californian, growing up in Orinda and Hemet, and then attending UC Santa Barbara. At UCSB, he met his wife, Lorraine Seabury Collins. After college, he attended UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. A love of travel led him to his first dental position at the Policlinique Dentaire in Lausanne, Switzerland. He and Lorraine lived and worked in Switzerland for several years, where they made many lifelong friends. Returning to California with their two children, they settled in Santa Rosa. Ric opened his dental practice in Rincon Valley, where he practiced for 35 years, until his retirement in April. He loved being a family dentist and was thankful to be part of such a wonderful community of patients and friends. Ric lived his life to the fullest. He loved traveling and was fortunate to travel to many places in the world with his family and friends. Through his love of travel, he was able to share his home with many exchange students over the years, including students when he was a member of, of Santa Rosa West. His friends and family know him as a good friend who was always ready to organize a trip or a get together. Many fun times were had under the guidance of Ric's adventurous spirit. He was an avid gardener and fly-fisherman and loved spending time in his yard and fishing around Burney. He was a voracious reader and passed on his love of reading to his children. A faithful 49er, he took many trips to Candlestick with his son and friends. His favorite place was Lake Tahoe and he spent many happy years there with his family and friends, skiing, fishing and relaxing at the lake. Survived by his college sweetheart and loving wife of 43 years, Lorraine; beloved daughter Nicole and husband Frank Starsinic of Davis, CA; adored son, Matt Collins of San Francisco, CA; precious grandson Dylan and granddaughter Mary, of Davis, CA; loving brother Larry and sister-in-law Nancy of Medford, OR; caring sister and brother-in-law Gail and Dan Didden of Pacific Palisades, CA; and nephews and nieces Brant and Craig Didden, Kelley Collins Groves, Sara Collins and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Roslyn Collins. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends but always remembered for his zest for life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent either to the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County or Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation in memoriam. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m. at Mark West Lodge, 2520 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.



G. Douglas Thompson

G. Douglas (Doug) Thompson, a life-long Vacaville resident, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and son by his side on Wednesday morning, Oct. 20. Doug was born in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 7, 1922 to Vacaville residents Frank and Elsie Thompson. He graduated as Valedictorian with the Vacaville High School Class of 1940., Doug met his future wife, Suzanne Dopkins, while attending the University of California, Berkeley where they each earned Bachelor of Arts degrees. They only spent 3 months together before Doug left to begin his WWII service in the European theater. After several years serving as a U.S. Army lieutenant, Doug came home, reunited with Suzie and began his study of law. Upon graduating from Hastings Law School, Doug married Suzie and returned to Vacaville. Doug practiced law in Vacaville for 44 years and was a partner in the law firm of Dobbins, Weir, Thompson and Stevenson. Doug was very active in the community, including service on the Vacaville school board and the board of the Vacaville Museum. But it was The Vacaville Rotary Club where he was active for the longest period. Doug was known to all as an honorable man, a civic leader, a trusted counselor and loving family man. He was truly blessed and will be truly missed by his family, friends and the community at large., Doug is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Suzanne Dopkins Thompson, and his three children: Michelle Thompson Winchester (Tim) of Piedmont, Calif., Melissa Thompson O'Connell (Bob) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dana Thompson (Joanna) of Vacaville, Calif. and Portland, Ore. Doug is also survived by his grandchildren, Josh, Amelia, Danielle, Amber, Lauren, Ted, Cecily and Stormie, and by his great-grandchildren, Quintana, Casey and Cyrus., A memorial service for Doug will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church, 401 West Monte Vista Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in Doug's memory to the Rotary Foundation, c/o The Vacaville Rotary Club, P. O. Box 5593, Vacaville, Calif., 95688.,




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Smith, Gerald Martin, age 73, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010, at his home in Gold Hill, Oregon, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Gerald was born November 15, 1936 in Torrance, CA. He graduated from High School in 1953 at the American Community School (ACS) in Beirut, Lebanon, and received his BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He worked as a Chemical Engineer/Project Engineer/Project Manager for almost 50 years for companies around the world, living and working in places such as New York, Libya, Indonesia, Ecuador and 12 countries in Europe. In 1972 he came back to Southern California and made his home there for the next 25 years before moving to Gold Hill, Oregon in 1998. Gerald's many hobbies and interests include, traveling, fishing, hiking, camping, gardening, reading, classical music, and theater. He also had a love of nature, especially birds, bats and most of all Salukis! He was very involved with volunteering at the Cancer Resource Center at Providence Hospital, and the Smart Reading Program at Patrick Elementary School in Gold Hill. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club. Gerald 's greatest achievement was raising 8 children. He will be remembered by all as being exceptionally optimistic, generous, courageous and kind. Survivors include his former wife, Marion Woods; his 8 children, Don Russel Kigore and wife Jeannie, Peri Day, Lisa Fritz and her husband David, Dorie Owen and her husband Bill, Damita Kilgore, Marc Smith and his wife Michelle, Dan Smith and his wife Veronica, Ramon Smith and his wife Karla; his 14 grandchildren, Ronald Smith, Crystal Williams, Nicole Smith, Justin Smith, RC Kilgore, Katie Kilgore, Skylar Smith, Kyle Kilgore, Kyle Lopez, Ryan Lopez, Joshua Smith, Faith Smith, Matthew Smith, Ethan Smith; his 3 great-grandchildren, Luis Aguilar, Lexy Aguilar, Ruby Aguilar; and his companion, Gail Stream. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Martin Smith in 2000 and Mae Bell Smith in 1999, and his wife, Dorothy Brown Smith in 2004. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010, 2pm at The Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Rd, Medford, Oregon 97504. Relatives and Friends are welcome! Memorial Donations can be made to the , PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. For more information please contact Michelle Smith at 951-522-4394 or




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SULLIVAN, HELEN Sr. Columba Joseph July 9, 1914 - October 21, 2010 Vigil 6 p Nazareth House Tues Mass 9:30 a Nazareth House Wed Goodbody Mortuary 619-582-1700




SCHUTT, HELEN WILMA Dec. 3, 1908 to Oct.16, 2010 Born in Deadwood, South Dakota on December 3,1908. She passed away on October 16, 2010. Moved to San Diego in 1939 and in 2001, moved to Grossmont Gardens retirement home in La Mesa, where she lived until she passed away. She is preceded in death by her husband Gerald Schutt and daughter Mary Helen Hoisington. She is survived by her daughter Virginia Frick of Ventura, son William Schutt of Santee, six grandchildren, five great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the wonderful people at Grossmont Gardens and Odyssey Hospice. Following my mother's wishes there will be no services. Cremation-HumphreysMortuary



Harold W. Duncanson

HAROLD W. DUNCANSON JUN 1919 ~ OCT 2010 Harold Duncanson, 91, of Modesto passed away at Doctor's Hospital on October 10. He was born in Sparta, WI to Walter and Josephine Duncanson in 1919. He had lived in the Modesto area for 57 years. Harold was a teacher in the Modesto Schools for over 30 years. For 25 years, he was the shop teacher at La Loma Junior High School. He was a member of the Modesto Church of the Brethren. Harold enjoyed gardening, traveling, and sports. Most of all he was a craftsman, who volunteered his time helping others with home repairs. Harold was a ranked chess player. God and family were his life. Harold was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn in January. He is survived by his children Karleen Daniels and Ronald Duncanson both of Modesto; siblings Marjorie Johnson, Earl Duncanson and Robert Duncanson; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. A celebration of life will be at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, 2301 Woodland Ave, Modesto, CA 95358 on Saturday, October 30 at 3:30 pm. The family requests any remembrances be made to the Church of the Brethren, Inter Faith Ministry, 120 Kerr Ave, Modesto CA 95351, Heifer International, 1 World Ave, Little Rock, AR, 72202 or Christian Berets, 1317 Oakdale Rd Ste 320, Modesto, CA 95355.Please share your memories at, ALLEN MORTUARY



Harry D. Keller

July 22, 1910 - September 30, 2010 This man was our dad for more than 73 years. We knew this man as a family oriented, loving and desiring to love, eager to be together father who, though often away, always came home to love us. He worked at many things. Among them were: a concert pianist, a school music teacher, a hospital administrator, a professional fund-raiser, and a business consultant. To each venue he brought excellence, leading those with whom he worked to their greatest level. He was enjoyed by all. Even in his waning years he was sad because he could not do more for more people. Dad married mother, Marjorie Noble, in 1932 and they had three children: Jane, David and Mark; and five grandchildren and 11 greats. In 1992 dad married Sally Scholp and gained even more family to love with the Charles and Jadine Stenger family. What a Joy! Three more grand and four great grandchildren. A life span of 100 years is too great to explain in a nut-shell, but he lived them well, was well loved, and he is gone. He will be missed. He was a Methodist for 75 years and the memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1551 Montgomery Ave. at 2:30 p.m. on October 29th. Join us, if you will, for a moment to remember Harry. Please consider a donation to the Church Music Fund in lieu of flowers.



Haskell "Chuck" Wilson

Born August 28, 1930 passed away October 8, 2010 after a short battle with cancer. Haskell is survived by his wife Ruby; children, Bobby and Chris Roberts, Paulette and Larry Parker and Lorry and Bernard Cabot. Grandchildren, Donna, Mark and Christopher. Great-grandchildren, Dillon, Cody and Austin. Haskell served in the, where he received a, and a, . He returned to Santa Rosa after the war and eventually retired from Argonaut Const. Please join us in a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at 1400 Bloomfield Road, Sebastopol.



Hazel Leona Perez

A longtime resident of Fairfield and Vacaville, Hazel passed away at the age of 93 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was born in Oklahoma to Ralph and Nellie Hepner., Hazel moved with her husband and sons to Fairfield in the 1940s. Prior to working and retiring from Intercommunity Hospital as a cook in the 1970s, she owned and operated the Fairfield Fountain on Texas Street from the '50s through the early '60s., Hazel is survived by her husband, Frank C. Perez; sons, Jim Freeman and wife Elvina, Frank Perez Jr. and wife Fayann; daughter-in-law, Beverly Freeman; and brother, Bob Hepner. She is also survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her son, Joe Freeman; and her siblings, Joe Hepner, Bill Hepner, Lois Watkins and Monroe Hepner., Remembrances in Hazel's name can be sent to the , 744 Empire St., Suite 206, Fairfield, CA 94533., A private family memorial will be held at a later date., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Vacaville, 448-4900. Please visit the online guest book at,



Helen Keith Vann

A visitation will be held at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, 7803 Florida Blvd.,, Denham Springs, La., from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29., Religious service at Greater St. Mark Baptist Church, 13590 Dunn St., Walker, La., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, conducted by the Rev. Edgar L. Thomas. Interment will be in the church cemetery., Helen is survived by her son, Wesley Vann of Walker, La.; grandchildren; great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends., Arrangements entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, (225) 665-8002.



Helen Woneis

Helen Woneis Passed away peacefully October 22, 2010, at the age of 73. Wife of the late Tom Woneis; mother of Zafiria Kassar; grandmother of Maria and Thomas Kassar and Antonio Araujo; sister of Angelo Petrakis; aunt of George (Angelina) Petrakis. Born in Greece; lived in the Bay Area for over 50 years. Friends may visit Tuesday after 4:00pm and are invited to attend the Trisagion Tuesday 7:00pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. Funeral Service Wednesday 2:00pm at Holy Trinity Church, 999 Brotherhood Way, SF. Interment Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Colma.



Herb Richards

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Hilda Marie (Miguel) Castro

Hilda Marie Castro passed away on Thursday October 14, 2010 at Kings Nursing Rehabilitation Center., Hilda was born on November 14, 1938 and lived in Hanford, California all her life. She is survived by two daughters and one son; Vickie Castro of Cerritos, Ca. Cindy and her husband Joseph Dias of Hanford and Gilbert Castro of Anaheim, Ca. Five grandchildren Tia Castro, Aaron Clothier, Lynn Grady, Paula Schofield and Wyatt Hayden-Castro. Hilda has two brothers and one sister; Eddie Miguel, Eugene Miguel and Lorraine Mattos., Private Services will be arranged at a later date., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Hollis Logue Jr.

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Honofre Mendoza

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Hope Padilla Cortez

A Mass of the Resurrection for Hope Padilla Cortez, 81, will be celebrated today at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jacobo Caceras presiding., She was born on May 2, 1929, in Rodeo, Calif. Hope left us to be with God on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Hope attended John Swett High School in Rodeo, where she resided for 45 years. She worked for the federal government 30 years., She was preceded in death by her sons, Stephen and Kevin., Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Manuel; sons, Manuel and wife Sherril, and Aaron; and grandchildren, Carmella, Mario, Kevin, Justin, Ryan, Kristi and Aaron., Hope will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her., The family requests remembrances be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7000,,



Howard W. Hill

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BLY, IRMA GENEVIEVE El Cajon 12/09/1912 to 10/17/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial 858-277-7820 



Irene H. Wilhelm

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Irene Hardin

Irene Hardin, age 8l, passed away peacefully on Tues., October l9, 2010. in Rancho Mirage. She moved to Palm Desert in 1955, with her husband Harvey who built golf courses in the valley. She lived at Indian Wells Country Club for l8 years, where they raised three children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey. Survived by sons, Mike (Sandy) and Rick Hardin; daughter, Karen Chuck (Dennis); one brother of Phoenix, Ariz., David Neal (Linda); and a brother-in-law, Cal Hardin (Linda of Palm Desert); four grandchildren, Brad (Tracy) and Tyler Chuck, John and Nicole Hardin; two great-grandsons, Carson and Corbin Chuck; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Life will be held at the Indio



Irving Sisenwein

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EXUM, JAMES ROBERT El Cajon 12/18/1954 to 09/26/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial 858-277-7820 




RIPPON, JEAN MARILYN May 12, 1934 to Oct. 19, 2010 Jean was born in Sault Ste Marie, MI to Douglas and Genevieve Mongeon. She was the youngest of seven siblings. She is survived by four of her siblings including her identical twin Joan, her daughter Viki and husband Donald. She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, and wife; a devoted Catholic and passionate artist. Funeral Services will be held at Our Mother of Confidence church on Tuesday, Oct. 26th at 10 a.m.




MERTZ, JOHN of Coronado 2/1/1931 to 10/15/2010 Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111



James A. Velvick

James A. Velvick, born July 15, 1919 in Peru, Nebraska to Edmund and Effie Wertz Velvick, passed away October 12, 2010 in Grand Junction, Colo., He enjoyed the companionship of two brothers and one sister, all who preceded him in death. James met Eileen Hart Velvick while attending Peru State Teachers' College. They were married on September 10, 1943. Jim was called into service for his country on February 12, 1941 and enlisted into the Army Air Corp. He began his active duty at Turner Air Field in Georgia, later doing a 15 month tour of duty in North Africa (Egypt) and India. James served as crew chief attending the C-46 and C-47 airplanes. He proudly served in the 1326th Army Air Force, Air Transport Unit until his honorable discharge in November of 1945., After his discharge from service James enjoyed a long profession as a painting contractor. He and his wife enjoyed a wonderful 67 years of marriage. They moved to Ventura, Calif. from Nebraska in 1966 where they resided until 2005. In 2005 they moved to Grand Junction, Colo. Where Eileen still resides., Jim, as he liked to be called, was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Effie Wertz Velvick, and his brothers Wesley Velvick, Elmon Velvick and one sister, Lydia Carolee Velvick Meredith. James is survived by many who love him including the following: his wife, Eileen Hart Velvick; his daughters, Beverly Ann Zuerlein, and Vicki Lynne Vandruff. He has five grandchildren; Amy Zuerlein Hudechek, Rory Zuerlein, Becky Zuerlein Lee, Allison Enser, and Michael Vandruff. He also enjoyed being the proud great-grandfather of Justin Hudechek, Shannon Hudechek, Alex Lee, Zachary Lee, Kaylee Brown, and Sadie and Samuel Vandruff., James was honored with a military service in Grand Junction, Colo. on Oct. 14, 2010. He is interred at Municipal Cemetery, Grand Junction, Colo.



James Franco

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James McHugh

James Frank McHugh Oct. 15, 1925 - Oct. 20, 2010 Died peacefully at his home on October 20, 2010 after courageously battling a heart condition and lung cancer, and, as always with his loving wife Joyce at his side. A native San Franciscan, James, also known as Jim and Jimmy by those closest to him, attended St. Monica's grammar school and was a proud, loyal member of Sacred Heart High School's Class of 1943. After graduation, he was a sheet metal worker at Marin Ship Corp. in Sausalito. He was drafted into the U.S., in November 1943, where he served in Germany as a machine mechanic and military motor vehicle inspector, until he was discharged in 1946. After earning an Associate Degree from City College of San Francisco, he started his career as an electrician and joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 6. In 1953, Jim married the love of his life, Joyce (Veit) McHugh. In 1963 he began his 24 years of service for the City and County of San Francisco, including 12 years at San Francisco International Airport Maintenance Dept. He retired in 1987 after a sudden heart attack. Jim was involved in the parishes of Our Lady of Mercy for 7 years, and Holy Name of Jesus for 42 years, participating in the Men's Club, Boy Scouts, St. Vincent dePaul Society, and SIRS. His retirement included traveling with Joyce, as they enjoyed many trips in the U.S., Ireland, and several cruises with friends from Holy Name of Jesus Church. Jim and Joyce also enjoyed many years of golf together and with friends. Jim was a constant support to his children and grandchildren and enjoyed attending their grandchildren's sporting events, theater productions and Grandparents' Days. Jim and Joyce moved to and were warmly welcomed to Our Lady of Angels Parish, Burlingame in 2006. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joyce. He was a wonderful and inspirational father to Tim McHugh (Cheryl), Helen Gmazel, and Monica Holland (Dan); adored Papa to Maddy McHugh, Grandpa to Steven and Willem Gmazel, and Grampy to Patrick, Audrey, Maggie and Danny Holland. Jim was preceded in death by his parents James Leo and Mary McHugh. He was a loving brother to Bill McHugh, deceased, and Virginia Bispo (Ed, deceased), loving brother-in law to Olga Veit, loving cousin to Sister Helen McHugh, RSCJ, Sister Marie McHugh, RSCJ, deceased, and Winifred Isetta (Andrew), both deceased. Jim is also survived by his treasured nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews as well as many cousins and friends. Friends and family may visit Thursday from 5-9pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service at 7pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY 500 Westlake Avenue Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11am at Holy Name of Jesus Church (39th Ave at Lawton St., SF). Reception followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society, Pathways Hospice, or your favorite charity.



Jan Cary Lohner

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John Corley

John Corley, 81, of Palm Springs Calif., passed away at Desert Regional Hospital on Tuesday evening, October 19 from complications following intestinal surgery. John had been a retired resident of Palm Springs for a dozen years, having previously lived in the Los Angeles area where he was an actor. Upon commencing his theatrical career he changed his name from Baty to Corley, a family name, because he was worried that people would mispronounce his real name. John spent his life in the theater since the age of five. He performed in his native Arkansas, New York, on several summer stock circuits and in Europe. He was always extremely serious about his show business undertakings, having not only appeared on stage but in films and television. During the latter part of his life, he participated in several entrepreneurial ventures outside of acting. He did not stop acting once he moved to the desert. He acted in many different productions at The Palm Canyon Playhouse, Groves Cabin Playhouse, The Hi-Desert Playhouse, The McCallum Theatre and The Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center. He most recently appeared in "The Sunshine Boys" at the Joslyn. One of his favorite plays was "Visiting Mr. Green" and he appeared in three different productions of it. John was almost on a yearly basis a nominee to receive The Desert League's Award for Outstanding actor. He won the honor several times. He will be missed by his large circle of friends and fans. He is survived by a brother, Robert J. Baty of Castle Park, Colorado, and a sister, Lala Pace of Springfield, Missouri. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.



John Gray CAWLEY Sr.

CAWLEY, SR., John Gray Age 90, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Cawley, two brothers, Kermit Cawley and Harry Cawley. Born May 8, 1920 in Portage, Wisconsin, the son of George and Irma Gray Cawley. John proudly served in the U. S., (Sgt.), fighting in the Pacific Theatre-New Guinea in, . He supported our Troops as a member of the, and the American Legion. Staying in Southern California after the war, he married and raised three children. Though John made his living for many years in the insurance and bond business, he was the greatest fan of the greatest teams ever - the Dodgers and USC Trojans. But his final legacy is the smile offered to friends, the laughter given freely to all and the great and proud gleam in his eye upon seeing his three children John G. Cawley, Jr. (Vivianna), Cathleen I. Cawley (Ken), and Camille C. Seibel (Brad) as well as his two cherished grandchildren. Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, Chapel of the Risen Christ, 5835 W. Slauson Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230.



Jonathan Steven Madril

February 8, 1991 - October 12, 2010 Jonathan was a beloved son and father who cared deeply for his family. Now that God has taken him to a better place, may he rest in peace. We will miss you. Jonathan leaves behind his loving mother, Denise Madril; step father, Juan Perez; brother, Chris; sister, Joslyn; fiancé, Felisha; two daughters, Mariah and Miranda; grandparents, John and Grace Madril; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial services took place at Desert Memorial Park.



Jose Alfredo Guerra

JOSE ALFREDO GUERRA DEC 9, 1931 - OCT 21, 2010 Jose Alfredo Guerra of Turlock died Thursday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a brief illness. He was 78. Born December 9, 1931, in Mission, Texas, Mr. Guerra enlisted in the, during college. He was stationed in France, where he met his wife, Mary Ann. He retired after a 20-year career in the military and went into teaching, working at Our Lady of Fatima in Modesto, Patterson Junior High and Patterson High School. He retired again, then went to work at California State University, Stanislaus, overseeing student teachers. Mr. Guerra was a member of the Knights of Columbus Father Heslin Council of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and American Legion Post 88. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Linda Guerra; daughter and son-in-law, Patty Guerra and Joe Cortez; and grandchildren Brad Torres and Emily, Hannah and Nicholas "Snoopy" Cortez; sisters, Estella Salinas, Maria Lydia Rodriguez and Elvira de la Garza and brother-in-law Jesse de la Garza, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26th, followed by a rosary in the chapel of Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Road, Turlock. A funeral Mass is set for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons Ave., Turlock. In lieu of flowers, the family asks remembrances be sent to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000.



Joseph Vladimir Reichert

Oct. 22, 1927 - Oct. 16, 2010 Joseph Reichert, devoted husband and beloved stepfather, died in Camarillo at the age of 82 as he was showered with love and prayers., Joseph was born in the Czech Republic in 1927. He survived as his country was occupied by Nazi Germany and then liberated by the Allied Forces, only to witness a Communist coup in 1948 force his country to become a powerless satellite of the Soviet Union., Joseph courageously escaped through the Iron Curtain to find freedom. He became a refugee and found that his talent for learning languages (five) helped him to find employment in West Germany and subsequently Australia while waiting for his application to come to America to be approved. He came to Southern California, where he laid down roots and found employment as a bus driver., He also met and married his wife of 41 years, Jane Reichert, and graciously accepted and supported her daughter, Karen Schatz, as if she was his own. Together they vacationed by roaming across the American Southwest in their little blue camper. Joe and Jane flew to Europe to visit family and friends and showed each other the countries in which they lived as refugees. After retirement, they continued to travel and took their grandson, John Schatz, along with them on a few trips. Eventually they set foot in most of the continents., Joe modeled an exemplary character. He was good-natured, down to earth, and always pleasant. He was a gift to our family, and gave us many happy memories. Unfortunately, Alzheimers disease began its evil work, and he started a long downhill descent, terminating in death., But death does not have the final victory. He is now healthy and whole in Gods care. And we are heartened knowing that we will be reunited with him again in Heaven., He is survived by his wife, Jane Reichert; daughter, Karen Schatz; son-in-law, Jan Schatz; and grandson, John Schatz., Donations in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, 805-482-1959.



Joshua Russell Murrill

Joshua Russell Murrill, 27, of Fairfield, died on Saturday, Oct. 16. He was born on May 10, 1983., A visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a funeral at 3 p.m., both at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041,,



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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Kenneth Tallover Coulson

Kenneth Tallover Coulson, 55, of Hanford, California, passed away Monday, October 11, at Community Medical Hospital, Hanford, California as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on September 27, 2010., He was born February 18, 1955 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and had lived in California for twenty-one years with prior residence in Cheyenne. Mr. Coulson worked as a truck driver., Mr. Coulson is survived by one daughter, Jessica Coulson of Cheyenne; one son, Kenneth Coulson of Hanford; his mother, Sylvia Vosler; three brothers, Dennis Coulson, Dallon Coulson and Karl Coulson; four sisters, Lynda McKee, Teresa Coulson, Tracy Zink and Elaine Fox, and two grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his father, Victor B. Coulson; three brothers, Lyle Hinsdale, LeRoy Vosler, and Willard Vosler and one sister, Evelyn Vosler-Abbott., Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Middle Creek Ranch Cemetery, Bosler, Wyoming., A celebration of his life will take place at his brother's home, 1223 Otto Road, Cheyenne, Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Arrangements are under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes, 1900 East 19th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001, 307-632-1900.



Kevin Cueto

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



Kevin Murphy

Kevin James Murphy Nov. 16,1990 - Oct. 20, 2010 Kevin Murphy was a gift. Born in San Francisco, he grew up in Los Gatos, CA, a deep, thoughtful and loving young man who was wise beyond his years. Kevin had an intellectual curiosity and philosophical outlook that drew him to a particular love of the arts, music and literature. He was a gifted writer whose letters, poems and essays touched many. Kevin was a graduate of Los Gatos High School and was currently living and working in San Luis Obispo. He loved exploring the world, seeking new experiences through travels to Egypt, London, Rome and Munich. He enjoyed playing the guitar and hiking the mountains around Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe. Kevin was the beloved son of Laurie and Jeffrey Brigham, Monte Sereno, and Cathy Cannata and James Murphy, San Francisco. Cherished brother of Jack Murphy, Beau and Brandon Brigham, Bridget, Teressa and Joe Cannata (Liza) and Chelsea Cherin (Mike). He is survived by his loving grandparents, Wendell and Dale Mattson, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him dearly. Kevin will be deeply missed by all who knew him and whose lives were touched by his luminous spirit. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Tuesday, October 26, 2:00 pm at the University of Santa Clara Chapel, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenpeace.



Kristina Maria Hamphshire

Kristina Maria Hamphshire was born in Hanford on December 26, 1970., She was the oldest of five children. Our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister and aunt, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, October 18, 2010. She was a real "trooper" and took comfort in knowing that her Papa was coming to take her to heaven. She has gone to live with the one she moved the most, Jesus., To know her was a blessing, for she was so selfless and kind. Always thinking of others, and so generous with her love. She never missed a chance to tell everyone "I'm praying for you" or "Jesus blesses you." Her love was unconditional to her family, friends and everyone she met. She was her mother's "Angel" who will forever hear the words "I love you Mommy.", She is preceded in death by her Papa, Ernie Rose of Hanford. Her grandparents Chester and Delaney Hamphshire of Hanford., She is survived by her parents, Tom and Deborah Barnett of Bakersfield; her father, Larry Hamphshire of Hanford; her Granny, Nadine Rose of Hanford; sisters, Tonya and Jeff Faulkner of Hanford, Shanda Bynum of Bakersfield, Sarah Wilson of Arkansas; brother, Rance and Karysta Wilson of Bakersfield, brother and sister, Jason and Erika Hamphshire of Hanford; nieces and nephews, Kastin, Kayla, Kimberly, Karley and Owen; her uncle and godfather, Ed Rose of Hanford; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins., Our dearest Kristina, you have touched so many live, in so many ways. We will forever feel your beautiful heart and unconditional love with us where ever we go. We cherish all the little reminders you left behind to comfort us. We love you deeply and will miss you so much. We wait for the day that we are with you again. It won't be long, we'll "be there in a second.", A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Nadine Rose, 217 E. Bainbridge Drive, Hanford, CA 93230 on October 30, 2010 from noon to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided., Remembrances may be sent to C.B.C.C. (Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center), 6501 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309 or Kern Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled Foundation, 3200 Sillect Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93308.




TRUSHEIM, LAVERNE E. San Diego 03/15/1925 - 10/07/2010 Private scattering at sea. 




POGGEMEYER, LEWIS E. March 10, 1917 to October 22, 2010 Colonel Lewis E. Poggemeyer, USMC (Retired) died peacefully on October 22nd after a full life of 93 years. Known to his family and friends as Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Big Lew, Gene, Lew or Poge, he has now been reunited with his beloved wife of 55 years, Aureline. Born and raised in Kansas, Lew graduated from Kansas State University and then joined the Marine Corps in 1941. He served in combat in, , where he was involved in several key campaigns, including Iwo Jima, and again in Vietnam. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1972, after serving his final assignment as the Commanding Officer, Landing Force Training Command, Pacific in Coronado, CA. Lew is survived by his sister, Dorothy Brunold of Lakeside, CA; three sons and their spouses: Pete and Karen Poggemeyer of Ogden, Utah, Rick and Mary Poggemeyer and John and Janet Poggemeyer, both of Vista, CA; daughter Peggi Baker of Vista, CA; nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Duane (Red) Robinson of La Mesa, CA. In addition, Lew has countless friends all over the country from his 31-year Marine Corps career, as well as from his many years living in Carlsbad and San Marcos, CA, and St. George, Utah. A memorial service will be conducted in the small chapel at Staint Michael's Episcopal Church, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008 at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28th. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. George Humane Society, 605 East Skyline Dr., St George, UT 84770, or your local Humane Society.



LaNelle Southerland

LaNelle " Linda" Southerland, 91, of Camarillo passed away quietly at home Friday, Oct. 15, 2010., Born on Dec. 18, 1918 in Rustin, La., to Howard and Gertrude (Williamson) Colvin. She had been a Ventura County resident for the past 20 years, coming from San Marcos, Calif. Linda enjoyed gardening, oil painting, reading, and most of all her family. She was a student of Religious Science. Always a faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her favorite flowers were roses, which she often used as the subjects of her paintings. During her professional lifetime, she was a successful beautician, rancher, restaurateur, and residential care provider., Linda was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Gail Southerland., She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Newell of Camarillo; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Alice Southerland of Ventura; granddaughters, Sarica Cernohous of Peoria, Ariz., and Amy Mirate of Camarillo; and great-grandchildren, Grant, Laurel and Lucas., Arrangements are under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at, The family requests in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Linda's name to VITAS Hospice or your favorite charity.



Larry Addison Bortolott

Larry Addison Bortolott, age 40, passed away on Oct. 19, 2010, in Hollywood of natural causes., Born Sept. 2, 1970, in Glendale, he grew up in Camarillo and graduated from Rio Mesa High School in 1988. He settled in Burbank with Cyrena Vladish Bortolott, his wife of 14 years. Larry worked in the special effects industry in Hollywood for two decades and was an avid airplane and flight videographer for the Commemorative Air Force and the Reno Air Show. Larry's interest in special effects developed early in life and he will be fondly remembered for making people laugh by his innovative use of props and special effects in unique and fun ways. Larry sought to bring laughter to everyone he met., Larry is survived by his wife, Cyrena, of Burbank; mother and father, Linda and Richard Bortolott, of Oxnard; brother, John (Lisa) Bessolo, and nephew, Frank Bessolo of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Aurora (Jeff "Bones") Crosetti-Thomas, and niece, Zola Thomas of Portland, Ore.; sister, Tina Bortolotti of Simi Valley; sister, Elise (Sid) McClure of Port Hueneme; and brother, Steve Bortolotti of Owasso, Okla.; sister-in-law, Larissa Bortolotti of Owasso, Okla.; and nieces, Olivia and Lillian Bortolotti of Owasso, Okla., He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Shasta Addison., A memorial is planned for Saturday, Oct. 30. Location and details will be shared with family and friends through:, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cyrena Vladish Bortolott Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank Branch or can be sent to Wells Fargo, PO Box 3488 Portland, OR 97208, or to Cyrena's mother Linda Vladish at 6306 Spyglass Ave., Banning, CA 92220.



Laura Ann "Laurie" Longmore

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Laurel Anne Hastings

Laurel Anne Hastings was born on a beautiful summer day in San Francisco, June 7, 1952. She passed away peacefully October 8, 2010 in Cotati. Laurie will be remembered always as a joyous spirit with a giving heart whose family and friends meant the world to her. We will carry her with us in our hearts forever. Of all the amazing things she was, above all she was the best mother a daughter could ask for. She is survived and missed desperately by her much adored daughter, Sarah Hastings, her loving partner Leslie Becker; her loving sisters, Judy Hastings, Sherrie Traverso and Robin Samay; her nieces and nephews Josh and Whitney Borodic, Katie O'Miela, Melissa Traverso, Ben Samay, Nick Traverso, Christopher Samay; her brothers-in-law Dennis Traverso and Sam Samay; grand nephew Cole Borodic; future son in law Anthony Arguello; and many friends she held dear to her heart. She is now with many loved ones she's lost along the way, especially her wing man Sam Scribner. Thank you for sharing your wonderful, gracious life with us, may you now be at peace. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Amitabha Medical Clinic 7064 Corline Ct. Suite A Sebastopol, CA 95472.



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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Lee Edward Abramson

Followed the music "home" October 10, 2010, He was 81 years old. His passion for life, love of music, and willingness to help others in times of need served him well in the final months of his battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Terri Abramson of 35 years, with fond memories that will carry her through this time of grief. Much of Lee's joy came from his children: Debbie (Joe) Lunnon, Lee Jr. (Cindy) Abramson, Laura (Jim) Goldman, Linda Abramson, Dorothy (Bill) Brelih; and from his nine grandkids; two great grandkids; brother, Dean Abramson; and countless nieces and nephews. Lee was born in San Francisco, and grew up in Santa Rosa where he created his band at 14 years old "Lee Abramson and the Dance Band". He later went on to graduate from Cal Berkeley, majoring in business administration. He served his country with pride as a Lieutenant for the U.S. Air Force, to which he received honorable discharge in 1954. Lee was a dedicated employee for Carnation Brand for over 35 years, until he retired to enjoy his favorite past times: cooking, fishing and volunteering with the, of Santa Rosa #410. One of his greatest accomplishments was creating the "Public Safety Awards Program" which for over 16 years has honored police and fire officials for acting beyond their call of duty. A special thank you to his family, friends, caregivers, and church for making his journey home so peaceful. At the family's request, donations to Heartland Hospice may be made in Lee's memory. A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at the home of a family friend: 3595 Holly Oak Way. Santa Rosa. Ca 95405.



Lily Teri Ball

Lily Teri Ball, 3 of Fairfield died on Oct. 12, in Fairfield. She was born on Sept. 12, 2007., Private family services will be held in El Cajon, Calif. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,,



Lola (Cruz) Marroquin

Lola Cruz Marroquin, 85, of Hanford, California entered into rest on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Hanford, California. She worked at Candlewick Yarns as a Twister for six years., Lola was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 22, 1924 to Miguel and Maria Cruz. She married Guadalupe Marroquin in 1951 in Lubock, Texas. They moved to Hanford, California in 1966 to make their home. Lola was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness of Hanford. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and crocheting. Lola also enjoyed gardening, raising vegetables and flowers. She especially loved her roses. Family was very important to Lola and she enjoyed times spent together. Lola cared for and helped raise her grandchildren which brought her much joy. Her family remembers how hard she worked to care for them. She was a loving and kind person who gave of herself for others. Lola will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her., Lola leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Hector Marroquin, Carlos Marroquin and wife, Cathy and Irma Rodriguez and husband, James, all of Hanford and Elba Bugarin and husband, Alex of Fowler, CA; one sister, Eva Garcia of Lubock, TX; one step sister, Mary Helen Dominguez of Leveland, TX; ten very special grandchildren, Marcie, Jesse, C.J., Amy, Lisa, James, Jeni, Jon, Marcus and Matthew; six great grandchildren, Taylor, Haley, Victoria, Darren, Jesse and Rylie. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Angela Marroquin, Diana Rapozo and Janell Burdine for their loving support., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Lorraine Basuino

In Loving Memory, Lorraine G. Basuino, 9/18/1926- 10/25/2003, Babe, Mom, and Grammie. It has been 7 years since you were taken from us. If love could have saved you, You would have lived forever., Frank, Bob, Diane and Family.



Lorraine Franke

Lorraine M. (Fulmer) Franke, Resident of Burlingame, Passed away peacefully on October 8, 2010, at the age of 86. She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Wipprecht (William), Gloria Franke and Barbara Seliga (Thom); granddaughter Patricia McGough and great-grand daughter Madison. Preceded in death by her husband and High School Sweetheart Ed Franke., Lorraine was born and raised in San Francisco, attended Aptos Jr. High and Balboa High School. With a loving family and many life-long friends Lorraine graced and enriched the lives of everyone she knew. She was a lifelong Member of the California Druids Green Valley Circle #73 and the Balboa Dolls. She was active in the Serra Bowling Team, Mahjong Club, Millbrae Bridge Club, and traveled with the Conquistadores Motor Home Club. Lorraine will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors, Memorial services will be held at 11am on Thursday, October 28th, at The Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive, Millbrae. A "Celebration of Life" will follow at Green Hills Country Club, 500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lorraine's name to The Druids Scholarship Awards Program, c/o Bill DeWitt; 1645 Deardorf Lane, Concord, Ca 94519, CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, Millbrae (650)



Luis Segura Bautista

Mr. Luis Segura Bautista (Don Luis) passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2010, he was 85 years old. Our father came to the United States from Tonala a suburb of Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico when he was 19 years old. He worked in the date industry (Cal Date) for many years. He then moved on to Kaiser Steel mine in Eagle Mountain until the mine closed. He continued working at Meredith & Simpson in Indio until his retirement. Our father was a very intelligent, religious, hard working, humble, gentle and highly respected man. His hobbies included gardening, loved going to home depot and spending time with family and pets, Penny and Duende. After his retirement he would spend part of the year in the states and the other in his hometown of Tonala in Mexico with family where he did a lot of traveling throughout Mexico. He was one of seven siblings and is survived by brother, Gabino Bautista from Puerto Vallarta in Mexico; children, Luis Bautista II, Alice Moreno (Tano) and Vicky Lopez (Roy); grandchildren, Luis III, Estevan and Jessica Bautista, Celeste and Tano (TJ) Moreno Jr., Ricky, Paul, Andrea and Yvonne Sanchez, Jaime Jr. and Jazmine Perez; stepchildren, Jaime Perez Sr. and Guillermo Bautista; as well as 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews along with other family members. Our father is preceded in death by wife, Flora; son, Enrique (Ricky) Bautista; and granddaughter, Yvette B. Moreno. To Dad from all his family…In Gods care you rest above, in our hearts you rest with love, Memories of you are ours to keep, Our words are few but our love is deep. We love and will miss you forever. Funeral services are to be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM with Rosary at 6:00 PM. Tuesday the Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta at 10:00 AM with interment to follow at the Coachella Valley Cemetery.



Manuel Feliciano

Manuel Feliciano was born November 5, 1928 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, married Maria Dolores Peniza on June 5, 1953 in Ponce, Puerto Rico and left this earth on September 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Manuel was a genius. His knowledge covered subjects as diverse but not limited to mathematics, computers (beginning with computers with vacuum tubes and continuing up to today), language (he learned German over the summer of 1964 so he could write a book with German colleagues), religion (he became a deacon in the catholic church), along with other hobbies such as opera, literature, cinema, woodworking, camping, and telling stories. Manuel worked as a teacher in the University of Puerto Rico; and met his future wife in his class. Three of their children were born in Puerto Rico. He moved to Oak Ridge Tennessee to work for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in August 1957. He completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1970. Five more children were born in Tennessee. In 1974 he accepted a position at The Aerospace Corporation so he moved the family to Cypress, CA. While in California he began teaching again at Loyola University in Los Angeles. Manuel was active in the community. With eight children, he was always driving the kids to boy scout camp, or camp fire girl events. Supporting schools, Manuel would write and draw ABC books for kindergarten classes. Using his knowledge of language and math, he often could be found reading technical books for Recordings for the Blind. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, drive-in movies (horror preferred) and the opera. Every Friday night he could be found at Senor Big Ed's eating Puerto Rican food and listening to Puerto Rican Music. Please sign the guest book at



Marcia Ann (Mills) Mayorga

Marcia Ann Mills Mayorga passed from this life Friday, October 15, 2010, following a brave and courageous battle to live following a bone marrow transplant in April., Marcia was born in Hanford, California, on November 17, 1955. She grew up in Lemoore and graduated from Lemoore Union High School in 1973. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Pepperdine University in 1977 and immediately began to fulfill her long-held goal of teaching children. She taught elementary classes at Mountain View Christian School in Fresno; taught and coached junior high class at Solano Christian Academy in Fairfield, and taught elementary classes at Campbell Christian School in Campbell., Due to her husband's job transfer, the family moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1994. Marcia taught piano lessons for several years while raising her children, and was forever grateful to her piano teacher, Betty Blakeley of Lemoore. After her youngest, Seth, started school, Marcia became a student again and earned a Special Reading Credential at Washington State University. She then returned to teaching in the Vancouver Elementary Schools., Marcia was a joyous, outgoing, and positive woman who loved life. Her devotion to God and her family and friends was her top priority. Prior to her illness, she was a table leader for a women's Bible group and taught a kindergarten Bible class. To quote a close friend, "I feel I got the best of Marcia. We shared many, many, many wonderful days together during our children's early childhood right through their teen years. I cherish those thoughts and keep them close to my heart, not feeling that she has left, only how much I gained from being so close to her.", Marcia learned at an early age to love sports, and she was a fierce competitor in everything from dominoes to cards, to basketball and tennis. She participated in junior high track, was on the high school swim team for four years, and participated in intramural sports at Pepperdine University including basketball, tennis, and water polo. In her junior year, she was named 'Outstanding Female Athlete in Intramurals' at Pepperdine University., Her hobbies, in addition to playing sports, included making beautiful hand-stamped greeting cards, listening to all types of music, playing the piano, and studying God's Word., Marcia is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 28 years, Randy, and three children - twin daughters Rochelle and Leah of Fresno and son, Seth, of Vancouver, Washington. She is also survived by her parents, Marlin Mills of Hanford, California, and Gary and Wilma Cole, Lemoore, California, and one brother, Dr. Marlin D. Mills and his wife, Sheri, of Mesa, Arizona; one nephew, Nathan Mills of Visalia; two nieces, Lydia Solano, San Diego, and Cassidy Mills of Mesa, Arizona; uncles, aunts, and cousins., A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hanford Church of Christ, 12th Avenue and Grangeville Boulevard, Hanford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Yosemite Bible Camp, c/o Donna Lane, Secretary, 442 W. Spruce, Lemoore, CA 93245 or to Western Christian School, 1594 W. Grangeville, Hanford, CA 93230. Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



Margaret Ratcliff

Aged 88, passed away on August 4, 2010, in her Healdsburg care home. A San Francisco native, she earned her B. A. and M. A. from San Francisco State College. She taught middle school classes in the Redwood City school district. She was predeceased by her parents; her former husband Keith; her brother and sister Larry and Lorraine; her son Alan. She is survived by her son Philip; brother Jim and his wife; numerous nieces and nephews. She did volunteer work at the Windsor library, and enjoyed gardening and playing gin rummy. She suffered from Alzheimer's for several years. She will be missed by those who loved her. She will be remembered for her inquisitive, intelligent, mind before Alzheimer's struck.



Marie Ford

Marie Ford, born 1923 in Pennsylvania, went to heaven on October 7, 2010. She was anxious to go without fear as she knew her citizenship was in heaven. Marie loved to share her faith and tell others of the plan of salvation. Marie and her husband Bill Ford operated the First Hotel and Restaurant supply store in Palm Springs for over 30 years. She was active in her church, a member of Gideons auxiliary for 35 years, past president of Palm Springs soroptimist, and a member of Forest Home Auxiliary. Marie was a realtor for over 25 years and first ever honorary lifetime member of the Palm Desert Board of Realtors. She was preceded in death by husband, Bill Ford; and a daughter, Ardell Ford Wagner. Survived by son, Don B. Ford and his wife, Yvonne; three grand-children; seven great-grandchildren. "In his presence is fullness of joy, at his right hand pleasures forevermore." Psalms 16:11 A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the Sunset View Clubhouse, Palm Desert Sun City (Oasis Room).



Mark J. Marlais

Passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Rosa on October 8, 2010, at the age of 92. He is survived by his beloved wife Beatrice; son Mark William and family; brothers Andrew and Gus of Dublin. Mark was born in Oakland where he attended school. He graduated from Chico State College and later the University of California at Berkeley. He served honorably in the, from 1942-1946 as a commander in the Pacific Theater. Following the service he commenced his many years as an educator, culminating in positions as administrator at Laney College, Oakland. After retirement in 1974 they moved to Napa Valley and followed an avid interest in grape growing. As a member of Mt. St. Helena Golf Club he played golf and tennis daily. They moved to Windsor in 2001 and most recently to Santa Rosa. Private services were held. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Mark Lees

Mark Lees, 77, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. passed away on October 11, 2010 of melanoma cancer. Mark was born May 2, 1933, in San Francisco. Mark received a BA in Speech English from the University of California Los Angeles in 1956. He married his loving wife Nina in 1955 and they lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco before relocating to Rancho Mirage in 1997. Mark owned and operated Training Unlimited a computer consulting business. He was an active board member of the Rancho Mirage Community Association. His passion was to attend City Council meetings and missed only two meetings since 1999. He was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on September 16, 2010 naming it Mark Lees Day. Mark will be in their mind's eye at every meeting sitting in his usual spot. Mark is survived by his wife, Nina whom he shared 54 magical years together. Memorial services are pending. Donations may be sent to Nina Lees, 71-427 Halgar Road, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.



Mary Jane Coelho Saiz

Mary Jane Coelho Saiz (nee Higgins) was born in Cushing, Neb., on Jan. 27, 1927. She came to California at the age of 16 and attended Castlemont High School in Oakland. Soon after high school Mary Jane met Frank Coelho and in 1945 they were married. Together they ran a limousine service and diner in the Oakland area, at a difficult time when trading ration stamps was a necessity to maintain a successful business. They moved to Fairfield in the mid 1940's and started the Yellow Cab and Travis Cab Companies. For many years they also ran Frank's Smoke Shop on Jefferson Street and Mary's Douglas Gas Station on the corner of Travis and Texas Streets. Mary Jane's husband passed away in 1957., For many years Mary Jane worked at Inter Community Hospital in Fairfield, which later became the North Bay Medical Center. In 1992 Mary Jane retired from VacaValley Medical Center and was soon after diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. This week Mary Jane was to be recognized at the NorthBay Healthcare 20-35 year honoree award banquet. Mary Jane battled Parkinson's for almost two decades and on Friday, Oct. 15, at the age of 83, her body succumbed to the disease. She is now with her beloved husband in a place of peace, free of the pains and debilitations of health., Mary Jane was a long time resident of Fairfield. She leaves behind five children: daughters, Christine (Gerald) Raycraft, Catherine (Charles) Johnson, Carole Coelho Anspach, and Rebecca (Joe) Reagle, and son, Frank Coelho; as well as six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary Jane's name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, N.Y., 10008-0780, or by phone at (800) 708-7644., Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield and funeral services in honor of Mary Jane's life will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Bryan-Braker, 425-4697, 1850 W. Texas Street, Fairfield, Calif., 94533. You may sign the guestbook at,



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Mary Rita McKenney

Looking on the bright side was a trait that served Mary Rita Doyle McKenney well for over 80 years. Her joie de vie attracted friends of all ages from every walk of life. Born in Hartford, on November 21, 1929 to Mary Roberta McCormick and Edmond B. Doyle, she married James J. McKenney in 1952. Predeceased by her husband of 52 years, her son James J. McKenney Jr., and her sisters Ann D. Flannigan and Joan Doyle, she is survived by her sister Frances "Pinky" Doyle of West Hartford, her brother Edmond Doyle of Glastonbury and her sister Sheilah Herchig of Jacksonville, Florida; her children, Mary Rita "Twink" McKenney and her husband Kevin Hanlon of Southbury, Julianne McKenney and her husband Frederick Shaffer of Reading, Massachusetts, Patricia Silva and her husband Timothy of New Fairfield, Eileen McKenney of Squantum, Massachusetts and Tara Bass and her husband Marc Bradley of New Fairfield; her beloved grandchildren, Chloe Eileen Bass, Marc B. Bass II, Lily Rose Shaffer, Nathaniel Philip Shaffer, "T.J." Silva and Joey Silva and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews - and friends who became like family. Rita's nursing training was a highlight of her life. She graduated from the University of Connecticut's School of Nursing in 1952 and worked at Yale New Haven Hospital, Windham Community Hospital and Danbury Hospital where she passed away peacefully on October 22 surrounded by family. Employed by the Brookfield School System for 23 years, Rita began as a school nurse and later became Home & School Coordinator, a position that used her special skills to touch the lives of many. She eagerly looked forward to monthly Retiree Luncheons with her Brookfield colleagues. Rita graduated from Wethersfield High School, and in 1946 the DAR sponsored her to Girls State. She attended school reunions of all kinds - from Rawson Elementary School in Hartford to her 50th UCONN reunion in 2002. She was an avid Girl Scout (Brownie, Mariner, Junior and Cadet) and became a Troop Leader during the 1960s when her daughters were involved in scouting. She became New Fairfield's first Neighborhood Chairman. Rita loved raising her family in New Fairfield and was a former member and past president of the Townland Club promoting small town friendliness and welcoming new residents. She was also a former member of the St. Edward's Ladies Guild. After retirement, New Fairfield's Senior Center and The Red Hat Society were sources of great enjoyment. Rita loved the ocean and had so many fond memories of family times in Old Lyme Shores, Madison, Mattunick and Martha's Vineyard and spent many happy summers camping at Hammonasset State Park. This past year, she moved from picturesque Candlewood Isle, where she and Jim settled in the late 1950s and raised their family, to a wonderful new home at Chestnut Grove in New Milford. Despite health challenges in the last few years, she never complained and continued as a fixture at family gatherings and celebrations. We will miss her sparkling blue eyes and welcoming smile, but will continue to be inspired by her. She had a love of life and people (that endured throughout her stay at Danbury Hospital), an independent spirit and a memorable collection of hats. Boop-Oop-A-Doop. As a celebration of Rita's spirit, donations may be made in her name to The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Scholarship (Storrs Hall, Room 201), 231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2026, Storrs, CT 06269-2026. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday October 28th at St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield at 10:30am. Interment will be private The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Wednesday October 27th from 5 thru 8pm.



Mary Stroth

Mary Kathleen Stroth Sept. 26, 1942 - Oct. 16, 2010 Mary was born to the late Robert C and Marguerite MacKenzie (ne Cooke), She was the third in the large MacKenzie clan of Larry, John, Mary, Bobby, Michael, Tom, Ed, Joe, Marguerite, Steve, Dave, Anne & Kitty. Mary is survived by her husband of 46 years, Neill, and children, Patrick (Barbara Murphy), Sarah (Michael Okoniewski), Albert (Ana de Castro), Timothy. Mary also leaves five grandchildren, Henry, Cecilia, Andrew, Mary Catherine and Erin. Mary was blessed with a large extended family including the MacKenzie's, Cooke's, Murphy's, Mannion's, Stroth's and de Castro's. On graduation from Presentation High School and Healds Business College, Mary worked for the Atlantic Companies in San Francisco. With marriage and the arrival of a family she "retired' to home life. It did not take long for her to find that her capacity to raise children went far beyond the mere four she already had. She dearly loved little children and they returned the feeling. From that was born "Mary and the Kids", a licensed day care Mary operated for thirty years. Over the years many little tots from two to hive years trundled up the front steps to Mary's. She strove for a mix of children and a range in ages with the older guiding and teaching the younger. Proud was the four year old who assumed the role of Scarf Chairperson, and five year old, who assisted the youngest with food. They played, learned, had plenty of exercise, and most of all - wanted to be at Mary and the Kids and with Mary herself. Mary instinctively knew her home made for happy children and parents. Her avocation was family and friends. She had the gift of listening -rare in itself and coupled with keeping confidences allowed many to feel comfortable in her company. Her house was as open as her heart. She was active in the St Cecilia's Parish family, loved her Curves friends and the Monday Night Martini group. The family would like to thank Ms. Teresa McHugh for her long loving care of Mary and Sutter Hospice, especially Ms. Shelley Ector, RN for her counsel and guidance. A vigil service with Rosary will be held on Monday night October 25th at 6:30 PM at St Cecilia's Church, 17th & Vicente St, San Francisco. This will be followed on 11:30 AM, Tuesday October 26th by the Mass of the Resurrection also at St Cecilia's. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Catholic Charities - CYO Preschool Program, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, Ca 94105 (attention Marty Sullivan).



Matthew James Schembra

Our hearts hurt to announce that Matthew James Schembra passed away suddenly on Oct. 16. Matt just celebrated his 32nd birthday, Oct. 9, with his loving family and friends. You could not find a better friend, brother, or son than Matt Schembra. His loyalty, thoughtfulness, and love could be felt whenever his blue eyes sparkled with smiles. Matt loved the Miami Dolphins, Karate flicks, his dog Dana, and working at The Reporter in Vacaville. He enjoyed challenging puzzles and was an avid gamer. Matt was such a giving person that you could count on for help and he would always amaze you by how creative his solutions were., His patience, understanding, and integrity made him a man you admired. Matt had courage in his convictions and the tolerance of a peacemaker. Matt loved his family and friends with such pride we feel honored to be cared for so deeply., The Schembra family asks that you celebrate his life as a life well lived in love, a love that touched us all so sweetly, and continue that feeling by doing a random act of kindness in Matthew's honor.,



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Michael John Anderson

Michael John Anderson passed away on Oct. 18. He was 47., Michael was born on Oct. 19, 1962, to John R. and Darlene K. Anderson in Two Harbors, Minn. He was their third child., He resided in Suisun City, Calif., and worked for Solano County as an employment resource specialist III, where he just received his 10-year pin. He also worked at GTE Mobilnet and Lawrence Berkeley Labs prior to his employment with Solano County., He will be greatly missed by everyone who he came in contact with. He had a way of making everyone smile and laugh with his jokes and sense of humor, and more than that his generosity toward others., He was preceded in death by his mother, Darlene K. Anderson., Survivors include his father, John R. Anderson of Silver Bay, Minn.; sister, Donna Goutermont and brother-in-law Galen of Juneau, Alaska; brother, Scott Anderson of Silver Bay, Minn.; along with nieces, Kristine Collins, Brandi Anderson and nephew Pete Anderson; and many loving friends and family members., Our lives will not be the same without you., There will be a Celebration of Life and potluck at 500 Kinglet Court, Suisun City, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. Please come and share your pictures and favorite stories of Michael.,



Michele Anders

Michele passed away on Oct. 6. She was born on Feb. 9, 1966., A memorial service for Michele Anders will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, at noon at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral, 446-3233. Please sign the online guest book at www.vaca



Norma F. Petrotta

(1924 - 2010) Norma F. Petrotta of Oxnard passed away on Oct. 7, 2010., Norma was a strong and beautiful person inside and out. Norma loved the medical field thus becoming a CMT (Certified Medical Transcriber). Norma worked for different hospitals throughout California during her 48-year career. Norma was also an avid skier and enjoyed reading about world religions. At one time she became secretary/understudy To Paramahansa Yogananda for two years., Norma is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank, and her four children, sons, Anthony and Craig, daughters, Pamela and Victoria. Norma also had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Celebrate life before it's too late! No memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Norma's name to the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, P.O. Box 610, Thoreau, NM 87323-0610; toll free 877-989-4100.



Obituary for Monday, Oct. 25

Monday, October 25, 2010 1:42 AM 

SANCHEZ -- Elida Sanchez, 72, of Sanger died Saturday. She was a farmworker for Barrs Packing Co. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home. Rosary: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sanger.



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Ortencia Rodriguez

Ortencia Rodriguez, 87, a Hanford resident born May, 31, 1923, one of five children born to Sabina Martinez, has joined the Lord on October, 14 to be with Dad and Nellie, her first born. They have been waiting for you, just the three of you, as your first family again. You have so much to catch up on. We tried to keep you here for as long as we could. We will miss you but we know that you are at peace and with Dad. You were the last of five brothers and sisters in your family., You were our anchor and our best friend. We could talk to you at anytime and you would not judge. You would listen to us and you'd say "That it would be alright, just wait and see," and you would be right. That we will miss. We'll just have to talk someplace else. But I can hear your answer already., Peedee, Raymond, Cindy and I will be okay, just a hole in our heart now that you are gone. What will be hard is when the kids ask "where is Titi?" You have three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, one that you didn't get to meet, baby Krystina. But I know that you are watching over her now. They all love you and will miss you. We would also like to thank the staff at Hacienda Health for all that you did for our mom. Some of the staff still remember mom as "Ordie," when you started your career as a caregiver way back when. Any yes mom, after you retired they still double sheet just like you did. To Shelby, for the caring and loving attention given, wanting to follow in Titi's footsteps. Titi would be proud of you., Mom you had a great life and the things you showed and taught us will always remain and be a great part of our lives. So go be with Dad and Nellie, you have so much to talk about. You are Mom, Dad and Daughter, just the three of you again. Don't worry, Peedee and I will be along soon and will be a family again. Remember our family vacations, all five of us, we sure do and we love you mom., She is survived by son, Rocky and wife Cindy Rodriguez, granddaughter Krisha and husband Danny, four great-grandchildren, Kristopher, Angelo, Scott and baby Krystina. Daughter Peedee and husband Raymond Vallin, granddaughter Shelby, grandsons, Brandon and wife Jennifer, Matthew and wife Jesieka and two great-grandchildren, Jaleena and Maleah., "In the darkest hour of the night, wrapped up warm in Angels wing's you took flight. Leaving our family where you were the queen, to be embraced by family for a long time not seen. Remembering all the times together we've spent. "very peacefully" I was told you went. Through tears of pain I cried out, "how? it's okay baby, she's with Grandpa now.", A viewing will be on Tuesday, October, 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 with rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service with a Graveside Service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m at Calvary Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Oskar Huber

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Paciencia A. Agriam

Paciencia A. Agriam, 89, of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away October 12, 2010 in Palm Springs. She was born August 20, 1921 to Mateo Agtang and Josefa Agregado in Cabayo, Philippines. She married Leon Agriam on June 13, 1939 in Cabayo, Philippines. She was employed in housekeeping for five years and was a housewife. She is survived by her daughter, Ester Agtang of Palm Springs; sons, Daniel Agriam, Fidel Agriam, Norlito Agriam, Ferdinand Agriam all of Palm Springs and Primo Agriam and Abraham Agriam of Cathedral City, Calif.; brothers, Jose Agtang and Tony Agtang both of the Philippines; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Agriam; and daughters, Amelia Agtang and Sonia Olivia. A visitation will be held at Forest Lawn Cathedral City, in the Ramon Chapel, on October 22, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on October 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Ramon Chapel with interment to follow at Desert Memorial park. Forest Lawn Cathedral City is in charge of the arrangements. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.



Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Beane-Pantazin

Patricia Beane-Pantazin of Ontario, Calif. passed away quietly on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, after a long battle with illness. Born Patricia Lynn Beane on August 26, 1949 in Ashville, N.C. to Micky Ross and James L. Beane, she grew up playing in her parent's rare and out of print book store. Thus began her love of books and reading. She attended St. Genevieve of the Pines, Private Girls School in Ashville, and graduated in 1966, as part of the first graduating class in the newly renovated Claremont High School. In 1962, the family moved to Claremont, Calif., where she and her mother opened and operated "Deja Vu Fashions". Her love of fashion and fun spirit of adventure kept customers coming back just to see her smile. Patricia was preceded in death by her father, James Beane; and her brother, William Alexander Beane; She is survived by her two sons, Henry Lee Simmons and Michael Allen Simmons, both of Ontario; mother, Micky Ross; sister, Caroldean Ross; nephew, Willem Declan Ross, all of Palm Springs, Calif.; and stepfather, Phil Ross of Houston, Texas. She has a large extended family that includes many friends that she has known for more that three decades. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, October 22, 2010 at Etiwanda Gardens in Etiwanda, Calif. (909) 463-6687. The service will be officiated by long time family friend, Loreen Saldana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Animal Samaritans in Thousand Palms, Calif.



Pauline Margaret Saske

Our dear mother passed away yesterday, slipping into the arms of our Dad and her many brothers and sisters, who have passed on before her. We were fortunate to have her with us for so many years. Mom had been a patient at Rosewood rehabilitation center for about two weeks, where she received some of the finest care that I have ever seen in 40 years of nursing. Many thanks go to her doctors, nurses and staff at Reno Heart Physicians, who kept her in such good health for so long. Mom had become increasingly debilitated following a succession of illnesses which required at least eight hospitalizations in the last five months. She tried so hard to keep well, but in the end weakness and decline took its toll. Mom was born on a farm near Gladstone, North Dakota, and then raised near Richardton, North Dakota. She had been the second eldest of 13 children, and was also the last surviving member. Her family was able to trace its roots back to the early 1700's to a church organist, and most notably to a 19th century sculptor, Sir Joseph Boehm, who was most famous for his sculpture of Queen Victoria. Some of his works may be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. Mom would tell us kids stories of her days growing up on the farm, saying how the kids used to have to hitch up horses and plow the fields, to plant wheat. Also of the one time when she was coming home from school during a blinding snow storm, how she felt that she had to direct the horse in one direction and the horse kept pulling in an opposite direction. The horse won out and got her back to the farm. Mom moved to California at age 21 and there met her future husband Joe Saske. They were married on Christmas day 1938. We were never wealthy as a family, but had great wealth in wonderful memories of trips camping, picnics at Bodega Bay, California. Mom and Dad always saw to it that we had fun, no matter how little we had. Mom and Dad loved music. Dad played saxophone, and even had his own small dance band. Playing for parties and weddings helped carry the family through rough times. Mom loved to dance, especially polkas. The last time she danced was at a Bavarian restaurant in Victoria, British Columbia. This was just two years ago. She had a great time. Mom is survived by us kids; by numerous grand children, great-grand children, and great-great grand children; not to mention the numerous friends who also adopted her as their Mom. They did so because of her great kindness. Mom loved to go on road trips, and I have wonderful memories of the trips we took to Canada and to our friends' ocean house at Bodega Bay. She loved puzzles, crocheting, and especially playing cards. She was always ready for a card game. We hope that you're in the middle of a great card-game with Dad and the rest of our family. A memorial service will be planned for the spring, and I know that she would appreciate masses being said in her memory through Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2900 N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks, NV 89431. Mom...You've been away for a few days, and we miss and love you so much, Your children: Joseph Saske, Patricia Rodgers, Paulette Eribes de Flores.



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Phil Gilmore

Our son, father, brother, brother-in-law and friend died October 3rd, 2010 just one month after his 54th birthday. A resident of Sonoma County since he was three years old, Phil was a gifted engineer, a talented photographer and musician, a devoted family man and a guy of great intelligence, humor, wit and charm. We all loved him dearly, and we'll never know anyone like him again. Phil held the patent on the fiendishly complex and have - to - be - 100% - dependable automated conveyor systems used by United Parcel Service, and at the same time he loved older Italian cars - go figure. Phil is survived by his two beloved children, Emily and Kyle Gilmore of Healdsburg; and by his mother Jean Gilmore; his brothers Jim and wife Patricia, Steve, Keith (Casey) and wife Sally and their son Peter; as well as his former wife Pamela Gilmore, all Sonoma County residents. He was predeceased by his father, Joe Gilmore. Friends and family please join us to celebrate Phil's life at 2000 Lawndale Rd., Kenwood Saturday afternoon, November 6th, beginning at 1:00 pm.




HERMAN, RAYMOND A. Chula Vista July 18, 1918- Oct.16,2010 Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619) 264-3131 




FALCON, REGINO ROCHA of San Diego 10/18/1930 - 10/19/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100 




Robert Bruce Crowder Loving son, brother, uncle, friend, world traveler, diver, cultivator of orchids, baker of cookies. Born September 11, 1948 in San Francisco. Died October 17, 2010 while vacationing in Indonesia. Growing up in Walnut Creek, CA and Huntington, NY, Bobby collected rocks, bugs, and injured birds fueling a healthy curiosity of the natural world that would be a theme throughout his life When the Giants moved to San Francisco, Bobby, living in New York, became an ardent fan. One of his prized possessions was a baseball autographed by the entire 1962 team. Years later when Bobby moved back to the bay area, he became a season ticket holder, attending many spring training camps and knew that 2010 could be their year (like every other year). After leaving John Glenn High School in 1966 Bobby embarked on a long string of adventures starting with attending the University of Delaware, then his move back to the Bay Area. He served in the US Navy working on computers in nuclear submarines. He spent many summers searching for gold in the high Sierras, traveled throughout Mexico each fall and spent winters skiing in Squaw Valley. He received his BS degree in Biology from the University of Oregon in1977 and managed the Chi Omega sorority to its first appearance in the softball intramurals final. Soon thereafter he settled in Sausalito, CA and began a career in residential real estate with Frank Howard Allen in Greenbrae. He loved the people he worked with and built longstanding friendships with many of his clients who became extended members of his family. For Bobby, life was all about his family and friends. He was accepting and supportive of everyone and welcomed new members with open arms. As a friend you could also expect him to call you out when you needed it and trusted his motivation in doing it. Each Christmas Bobby would disappear for a few days reemerging with 150 dozen of his patent pending oatmeal cookies. You knew you were in good standing when he counted out your dozen. Bobby looked out for all his friends and family. Bob's greatest passions were scuba diving and underwater photography. He dived extensively in the Pacific, venturing to Palau, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and Fiji. He also dived in the Caymans, the Dominican Republic, and Baja California. Having been on thousands of dives, in recent years he became increasingly concerned as he witnessed increasing ecological damage to the undersea environment. Preventing the destruction of coral reefs due to blast fishing and agricultural runoff, and stopping the decimation of shark populations to satisfy the growing appetite for shark fin soup were of immense importance to Bob. When he wasn't diving, Bob developed a green thumb. An active member of the Marin Orchid Society, Bobby cultivated and nurtured over 500 Orchids at his Sausalito home. When not at home, he could be found in his parents' garden tending the raspberries, strawberries and vegetables and harvesting its bounty for the family. Bobby never met a tomato he didn't like. Bobby is survived by his parents, Jackie and Bob Crowder of Belvedere/Tiburon, his sister Sally Leonard of San Francisco, brother Jimmy Crowder and sister-in-law Gina Crowder of Portland, sister Peggy Campbell and brother-in-law Bill Campbell of Colorado Springs, niece Meagan Crowder of Denver, CO, nephew Nick Leonard of San Francisco, and nephew Bobby Crowder of Portland, OR. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob's name be made to Coral Reef Alliance or Shark Savers, Robert Bruce Crowder Loving son, brother, uncle, friend, world traveler, diver, cultivator of orchids, baker of cookies. Born September 11, 1948 in San Francisco. Died October 17, 2010 while vacationing in Indonesia. Growing up in Walnut Creek, CA and Huntington, NY, Bobby collected rocks, bugs, and injured birds fueling a healthy curiosity of the natural world that would be a theme throughout his life When the Giants moved to San Francisco, Bobby, living in New York, became an ardent fan. One of his prized possessions was a baseball autographed by the entire 1962 team. Years later when Bobby moved back to the bay area, he became a season ticket holder, attending many spring training camps and knew that 2010 could be their year (like every other year). After leaving John Glenn High School in 1966 Bobby embarked on a long string of adventures starting with attending the University of Delaware, then his move back to the Bay Area. He served in the US Navy working on computers in nuclear submarines. He spent many summers searching for gold in the high Sierras, traveled throughout Mexico each fall and spent winters skiing in Squaw Valley. He received his BS degree in Biology from the University of Oregon in1977 and managed the Chi Omega sorority to its first appearance in the softball intramurals final. Soon thereafter he settled in Sausalito, CA and began a career in residential real estate with Frank Howard Allen in Greenbrae. He loved the people he worked with and built longstanding friendships with many of his clients who became extended members of his family. For Bobby, life was all about his family and friends. He was accepting and supportive of everyone and welcomed new members with open arms. As a friend you could also expect him to call you out when you needed it and trusted his motivation in doing it. Each Christmas Bobby would disappear for a few days reemerging with 150 dozen of his patent pending oatmeal cookies. You knew you were in good standing when he counted out your dozen. Bobby looked out for all his friends and family. Bob's greatest passions were scuba diving and underwater photography. He dived extensively in the Pacific, venturing to Palau, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, and Fiji. He also dived in the Caymans, the Dominican Republic, and Baja California. Having been on thousands of dives, in recent years he became increasingly concerned as he witnessed increasing ecological damage to the undersea environment. Preventing the destruction of coral reefs due to blast fishing and agricultural runoff, and stopping the decimation of shark populations to satisfy the growing appetite for shark fin soup were of immense importance to Bob. When he wasn't diving, Bob developed a green thumb. An active member of the Marin Orchid Society, Bobby cultivated and nurtured over 500 Orchids at his Sausalito home. When not at home, he could be found in his parents' garden tending the raspberries, strawberries and vegetables and harvesting its bounty for the family. Bobby never met a tomato he didn't like. Bobby is survived by his parents, Jackie and Bob Crowder of Belvedere/Tiburon, his sister Sally Leonard of San Francisco, brother Jimmy Crowder and sister-in-law Gina Crowder of Portland, sister Peggy Campbell and brother-in-law Bill Campbell of Colorado Springs, niece Meagan Crowder of Denver, CO, nephew Nick Leonard of San Francisco, and nephew Bobby Crowder of Portland, OR. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob's name be made to Coral Reef Alliance or Shark Savers




MINX, ROGER EMIL San Diego 12/11/1948 to 09/11/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial 858-277-7820 




FONSECA MOLINA, ROSA of Ramona June 11, 1956 - October 20, 2010 Viewing 10/27 5 p.m. till next day 10/28 for Service 10 a.m. Salli Lynn Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131



Richard E. Lystra

88, died with his wife at his side at Arbor Place Assisted Living in Medford, Ore., on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. He was born on May 7, 1922, in Laclede, Idaho, and grew up in Conrad, Mont. After high school graduation he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and worked in the Lockheed airplane factory, building World War II airplanes. He joined the U.S. Maritime Service and the Coast Guard in 1944, and sailed on military supply ships in the Pacific for three years. Dick married his first wife, Marjorie, on February 17, 1945 and settled in Southern California, where he established a glass business. Later they moved to Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, Calif., continued the glass business and built a business park. Retiring in 1995, he moved to Medford, Ore. He married Marylou Winkler on November 10, 2000. A devout Christian, Dick was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Medford. He obtained his pilot's license at age 50, and enjoyed many years of recreational flying with his sons and friends. He created leaded glass art and birdhouses for customers and friends. Music and golf were a large part of his life, he was also an avid fisherman and visited favorite locations annually. Dick's family was very dear to him. He leaves two sons, Mark (Janie) Lystra, and Douglas (Kathy) Lystra; he was elder brother to Jack (Betty) Lystra, Robert (Jan) Lystra, Donald Lystra, David Lystra, and Ruth Nolte; stepsons, Mark Winkler, and Todd (Anne) Winkler; grandchildren, Kristy (Dean) Borg, Tiffany Lystra, Jake Lystra, Lucas Lystra, Todd Lystra, and Rebecca (Troy) Bramblet; step-granddaughters, Emma (Scott) Higley, and Emily Pelch; step-grandson, Weston Winkler; great-grandchildren, Meaghan Lystra, Parker Borg and Ashley, Caleb, Shanna and Abigail Bramblet; as well as step-great-grandchildren, Carson Higley and Alexis and Ethan Acuna. Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. A service and burial will be on Friday, October 22, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Following will be a reception and celebration of Dick's life at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Gathering Place, 2000 Oakwood Drive, Medford, at 2:00 p.m.



Rita Ramona (Sanchez) Rocha

Lifetime resident, Rita Ramona Rocha, 90, of Hanford, California entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Hanford, CA, surrounded by her loving family., Rita was born in Hanford, California on October 25, 1919 to Pete and Della Sanchez. She married Isidoro Rocha. Rita was of Catholic faith and attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed word search puzzles, reading, watching old western movies, playing bingo, the slot machines and embroidery. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1985 by her husband, Isidoro and by two sons, Albert and Richard., Rita is survived by her children, Vincent Rocha and wife, Jessie of Hanford, Joe Rocha and wife, Vickie of Hanford, Willie Rocha and wife, Cathy of West Covina, CA, Clara Guerrero and husband, Sal of Hanford, Della Martin of Hanford, and Teresa Ramos and husband, Jess of Hanford; 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren., At her request, there will be no services held., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Robert (Bob) Fawcett Sr.

Robert (Bob) Fawcett Sr. of Desert Hot Springs Calif. passed away at the age of 88 early Friday morning October 15, 2010. He was born in Ohio April 14, 1922. He and his family moved to Southern Calif. in 1950. He was a tool designer in the aerospace industry for over 30 years. He was very proud of being a US Marine during WWII, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 307 in North Hollywood Calif., which was a big part of his life. he was also a member of the



Robert O. Hazard

Robert O. Hazard, 86, of Vacaville, died on Monday, Oct. 18, in Vacaville. He was born on April 10, 1924, in Lancaster, Calif., A graveside service will be held on Monday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira, 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville. Pastor Haven Bode will be officiating., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Robert Oakes Burpee

Died surrounded by members of his loving family at the age of 96 of natural causes on October 4, 2010 in Santa Rosa, CA. Bob was the son of Harry Hale and Helen Ballard Burpee. The family's roots originated in Normandy, France. The family subsequently emigrated to Franconia, New Hampshire. The family eventually settled out west and ended up in Lakeport, CA, where he was born and raised. Known for his positive attitude and spontaneous sense of humor, he carried those attributes from childhood into his adult life, most of which was spent in Sonoma County where he raised his family. Bob was an athlete at Clear Lake Union High School where he also excelled as a student and musician, having played trumpet in the three time all State Band Champion Band. He was able to earn some extra spending money as a member of a local dance band. He learned the lessons of hard work as a boy, as his mother and step-father owned a walnut ranch on Konocti Mountain where he and his brothers worked when not in school. He graduated from High School in 1931 and attended Modesto Junior College before beginning a career in the retail, then wholesale grocery business. Dorothy Johnson, a pretty young lady from Glendale, CA, captured Bob's heart that led to their eventual marriage. She became his best friend and companion for over 66 years. His love of people led him to a sales career with Wellman Peck and Company, a wholesale food distributor throughout California. He soon became the company's top salesman. When the company was sold, he decided on a new sales career and joined G.K. Hardt, the local Lincoln/Mercury dealer. Two years later he became the commercial sales manager for Henry Veale, Veale Motors, one of the first Volkswagon/Porsche dealers on the west coast, and later became general manager of the thriving dealership. A number of members of his sales staff became owners and managers of their own dealerships, a testament to his mentoring. Bob had an opportunity to become a partner in the Bevins and Bild Manufactured Home Dealership, and subsequently purchased the business with his new partner, Carman Brekke to form Burpee and Brekke. He retired in 1989, the business was sold, and has since become one of the largest manufactured home dealers in California. His son Bob said, "I don't believe my father ever had an enemy in the world. He was always humble, honest and cared about the people he knew and came in contact with." Family was always important. He and Dorothy purchased one of Hugh Codding's first homes where they raised their two children, Bob of Sun River, Oregon and Karen Wilson of Eureka, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, his sister Harriet Covey, and two brothers, Cal Burpee and Al Burpee. He is survived by his grandchildren: Kimberly Kulik, of Sparta, NJ , Reid Burpee, Alan Wilson and Carrie Wilson, all of Bend, Oregon, and Peter Wilson of Eureka, CA. He will also be missed by his great grandchildren Lauren Kulik, Jack Kulik, Hayden Wilson and Ashlyn Wilson. In Addition he leaves his daughter-in-law, Mckenzie Burpee and son-in-law, Jerome Wilson. he was especially fond of Bob Kulik and Heidi Wilson. Bob was a pilot and owned his own airplane, which gave him great joy, as he could fly for both business and pleasure. He enjoyed music and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he and Dorothy were members of the Chancel Choir for twenty-five years. At the request of the deceased, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 707-545-3747



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Robert Wells Rountree

Robert (Bob) Wells Rountree, 71, of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away in his home after a long, gallant battle with cancer on September 25, 2010. Born in 1939 to Earl and Shirley Rountree in Oakland, Calif. He graduated from Montebello High School where he was class president in his sophomore year. He moved east where he married and attended Rutgers University. He was an inventor and a top salesman of circuit boards. He is survived by dear friend, Pam Kline of San Diego, Calif.; his sons, Jeffery and Scott (wife Kimberly) Rountree; granddaughters, Jessica and Sara of New Jersey; brothers, James (wife Patricia) and William Rountree, all living in Palm Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bob loved to play polo and most recently the game of golf. He will be truly missed. Thank you to those who work with Hospice and those who work with cancer patients. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the



Robin Combs Rosenberg

Robin Combs Rosenberg, 91, passed away October 19, 2010 in Victorville, Calif. She was born March 31, 1919 in Alhambra, Calif., and had been a resident of Palm Springs for 35 years. In her early years, Robin worked in the Hollywood Studios with many of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. One of the most memorable things she did was double as Betty Grable. Robin was a business woman, and worked with Gene Norman, a friend of hers for many years. Together they owned a nightclub, The Interlude, in Hollywood. She worked side by side for many years with Mr. Norman, promoting many of the jazz greats of the time throughout the United States. Later on, Robin married Fred Rosenberg and joined him on several restaurant ventures, one of which was the Marquis. Later, they moved to Palm Springs, and summered in Lake Arrowhead. In the 1970's, Robin and her husband built Barstow Station in Barstow, Calif., which is still thriving today. Surviving Robin are her sons, Billy Burk Rosenberg and his wife, Angela of Helendale, Calif., and Ben Rosenberg and his wife, Patricia of Barstow; grandchildren, Kristina Marie, Samantha Rae and Maximilian Fred; and her faithful dog, Sissy. In memory of Robin, please make donations to the Barstow Humane Society, 2480 East Main St., Barstow, CA 92311, or go to www.barstow and click on Make a Donation. Arrangements are by Mead Mortuary, 760-256-5671.



Ronald "Griswold" Griewe

58, a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa lost his battle with cancer on Friday, October 15, 2010. He is survived by his father Wallace Griewe and step mother Hope Griewe of Santa Rosa; his mother Pat Birkholz; and two sisters, Suzi Smith and Barbara Hurley all of Visalia. He is also survived by his son Jake Carrillo; his beloved grandson Jacoby; and his loyal dog "Bear". A remembrance gathering will be held at 1642 Spring Creek Dr on October 30th at 1:00 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.



Ronald Lee Murphy

Ronald Lee Murphy, age 65, of Oxnard, California entered into external rest on Sunday, October 10, 2010. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend., Ronald was born in Kentucky on February 23, 1945 to the late John Murphy and Dorothy Brown. He and his family moved to Providence, R.I where he attended Hope High School. After High School he joined the Air force. While in the Air force he was also an accomplished middle weight boxing champ. There were many articles written about his style, strength and technique. He was approached about going professional but decided not to pursue the opportunity. After the Air force he returned to Providence and was employed as an Air Traffic Controller at T.F Green Airport. He moved to Oxnard in 1980 and had recently retired from working as an Inspector for Safety & Occupational Health at the Oxnard Naval Base at the time of his death., Ronald was a very intelligent man with a keen interest in aerospace technology and a lifelong love of music and dancing. He had a very outgoing personality, great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He also had a big heart, loved his family, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him., Left to cherish his memory are his children; Monica Murphy Johnson of Houston, Texas, Ronette Clarke Williams of Douglasville, Ga., Elegethia Williams Burrell of Providence, R.I. and Brandon Murphy of Oxnard, California. He also leaves four grandchildren., The family will receive friends at Garcia Mortuary 629 South "A" Street in Oxnard, on Saturday, October 23, 2010. There will be a viewing from 11am-12pm followed directly by a Home Going Celebration Service. Graveside services will conclude on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 12:30p.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd in Arvin, California. For Maps and Directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary 629 South "A" Street. Oxnard, California. For further information please call (805) 486-9148.



Ronald Schicker Jr.

Of Rohnert Park passed away on October 13, 2010 at the age of 45. Born in Milwaukee, WI on December 14, 1964 to parents Rose and Ronald, Sr. Ron was an avid cook who took great pleasure in discovering new recipes to share with his family on weekly family dinner night. He brought great happiness to all who knew him and was always looking for ways to help family, friends, and neighbors. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother Rose and sister Judy Hill. He is survived by his longtime companion Jane Stone and her children Ed and Vicky Stone of Petaluma; sister Diana Corsentino of Petaluma, brother and sister-in-law Tom and Heather Corsentino of Napa, sister and brother-in-law Lorrie and Kevin Herrell of Guerneville; and niece and nephews Ciarra, Jimmy, and Andrew. Ron will be deeply missed by many loving relatives and friends and will be forever in our hearts and memories. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those wishing to pay their respects consider becoming organ donors.



Ruby V. Atrops

Ruby Atrops, died at age 96 on Sunday, October 17, at her home in Oxnard., She was born October 24, 1913 in Grassy, Mo. Her parents, Floyd and Millie Sitze, moved their family to Rosemead, Calif. in 1923. Ruby graduated from Pasadena City College as an RN. She married Rev. Elmer Atrops in 1940 and they soon settled into Oxnard, as Rev. Atrops became pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church until his death in 1966., They had a family of nine children. She resumed her vocation as a nurse and worked part time for many years in the newborn nursery at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard. Her tenacious spirit helped her through many years of challenges, bouts of cancer and hip fractures. She was a strong, steadfast mother and provider for her large family. This strength and assurance came from her faith in God's promises through Christ Jesus and remained with her through her final days., Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Estel, and her husband Elmer. She is survived by three sons and their spouses: Martin (and Lori) Atrops of Eagle River, Alaska, David (and Linda) Atrops of Redding, Calif., and Arthur (and Susan) Atrops of Santa Maria, Calif., and also by six daughters and their spouses: Judith Zecher (and Bill) of Madison, Ala., Janet Krause (and Bill) of Oxnard, Calif., Joanne Neff (and Bruce) of Grover Beach, Calif., Jeanine Henke (and Mike) of Oxnard, Calif., Jenilyn Kerstein (and Paul) of Simi Valley, Calif., and Julene Fenenga (and Chip) of Buellton, Calif. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren., Funeral arrangements are being handled by Reardon Mortuary in Ventura. Following a private burial service at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 25 at Grace Lutheran Church, 6190 Telephone Road, Ventura. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by check payable to LCMS World Mission or the Institute for Creation Research and sent to family at 1951 Rhonda Street, Oxnard, CA 93036.




STRONG, SUSANNAH ELIZABETH May 11, 1969 to October 21, 2010 Susannah Elizabeth Strong, 41, died on Thursday, October 21, 2010, in Grossmont Hospital from complications of liver failure. She was born in San Diego on May 11, 1969, to Pauline and Sidney Forman. She attended Patrick Henry High School and UC Santa Barbara where she majored in business and English. She spent many years in retail management positions in San Diego. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was the type of person who, at a party, would have everybody in laughter. She loved drama and singing and as a child would grab a microphone if any were available. If one wasn't available, she would find the nearest broomstick or a butter knife and pretend. Always a good student, she graduated from high school at the age of 17 and went on to graduate from UC Santa Barbara. She was married to her lifelong partner, Steven Strong. She is survived by her husband, her mother Pauline Forman and brother Stuart. Graveside services are on Monday, October 25th, at 11:30 a.m. at El Camino Memorial Park in Sorrento Valley.



Salvatore Lombardo

Salvatore "Sal" Lombardo, age 84, of Thousand Oaks, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Sal was born Nov. 27, 1925 in Ridgly, W.Va., and raised in E. Liberty (Pittsburgh), Pa. Sal moved to California 60 years ago., , , , , ,



Sam B. Ishizuka

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sam B. Ishizuka on Oct. 19, 2010. He was born on September 4, 1934 in Mesilla Park, N.M. But spent the majority of his life in Oxnard, Ca. His last days were surrounded by his family and friends., Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Carmen Badillo Ishizuka and his brother Jimmy Ishizuka. He is survived by his siblings Frank Trevino, John Lozano and Yolanda Lozano; children, Monica Ishizuka Ramirez (Mario), Sammy Ishizuka Jr. (Cheyanne), Jimmy Ishizuka (Lupe) and Johnny Perez Jr. (Alda); grandchildren, Alex Ishizuka Ambriz, Carmen Ishizuka Ramirez, Alina Ishizuka Ramirez, Mario Ishizuka Ramirez Jr., Jazmine Ishizuka, Alexa Perez, Jacob Perez and Johnny Perez Jr.; great grandchildren, James, Samuel, Madison, Miranda, Alex and Alyssa Ambriz., He was an exceptional Dad who never failed to love and protect his children. He adored his grandchildren. He leaves his children and grandchildren a legacy of strength, loyalty and absolute integrity. Sam was married on July 07, 1955 to Helen Perez Ishizuka. They enjoyed their years together traveling and spending time with family and friends. Sam enjoyed cultivating orchids and raising his prized Japanese Koi fish. Sam served as a PFC in the US Army from 1956 to 1958. He dedicated over 28 years as a premier Missile Systems Repair Specialist with the Dept. of Defense at Point Mugu Naval Base, in Point Mugu., Sam and Al Torres coached the Durley Park Chargers to the first and only Flag Football team from Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to ever win the Southern California Flag Football Championship in 1973. He also volunteered over 15 years as a Manager, Coach, Board Member and Mentor at Sunset Little League at Durley Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunset Little League Inc., Visitation will be held from 4 - 10p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, 629 South "A" Street in Oxnard. For Maps and Directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" Street, Oxnard, Ca. For further information, please call (805) 486-9148.



Samuel Miles Nunes

Mr. Nunes passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16. He was born in Fairfield on Nov. 15, 1985., A Celebration of Life for Samuel Miles Nunes will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. at Miracle Christian Worship Center, 470 East H St., Dixon, Calif., Please sign the online guest book at, Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.,



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Serik Mathew Deleon Nieto

Viewing for Serik Mathew Deleon Nieto of Coachella, Calif., born December 12, 2008, will be held at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Coachella on Avenue 52 and Jackson St. on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 5-9:00 PM. The services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella. Serik is survived by his mother, Angel M. Perez of Coachella; and his father, Serik Nieto of Indio; sister, Sariah M. Deleon Perez; grand-fathers, Steven Briseno and Steven Nieto, both of Indio; and grandmothers, Lena Deleon and Stella Grajiola; great-grandmother, Maria Deleon Vasquez; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great uncle, Arnold Deleon; and uncle, Joey Deleon Ponce.



Sharon Karren Welsh

Sharon Karren Welsh was born on Oct. 14, 1937, in Baker, Ore., She graduated from Greenville High School 1955. She met Ed Welsh in high school and they were married on March 3, 1956., She attended UC Santa Barbara and graduated from Chico State University in 1961. Sharon had a lifelong career teaching school from 1961 to 1995. She was involved in various activities such as: Alpha Chi Sorority (CSU); Wednesday Club, past president 1999 to 2000; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Solano Republican Women Federated; Open Book Club; Red Hat Society; Geranium Garden Club; and Relief Society. Sharon is survived by her children, Shari Welsh Rutter (Mike), Dale Welsh, and Ron Welsh (Rebecca); six grandchildren, Jon-Michael and Abbey Rutter, Libby Welsh (Patrick Lafave), Jacob Welsh (Liz), Taylor and Hannah Welsh; and great-grandchild, Kimberlyn Grace Lafave., She was preceded in death by her parents, Tomas and Myrtle Karren; and husband, Ed Welsh., A visitation will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield. A funeral will follow on Friday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m., with a short viewing from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Cordelia Ward building, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 101 Oakwood Ave., Fairfield. Burial at Rockville Cemetery immediately following service., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., 425-4697., , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Shelby Drummond

Retired businessman, Shelby Drummond of Rancho Mirage, Calif. was born on August 11, 1938 and passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 9, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. During his time here in Rancho Mirage, he and his wife Patty, (who preceded him with her passing in 2008), started PAS Services, Inc. Shelby was born in Harrisburg, Pa. and moved to California in 1977. He is survived by his son, Brett Drummond of Tennessee; his brother, Don Bricker and his wife Ginny of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. Shelby graduated from Susquehanna High School in Progress, 1956, where he kept in touch with his classmates until his passing. Over the years he enjoyed tennis and spent each morning riding his beloved horse, "The Colonel". Afternoons he spent working on his computer. Shelby touched the lives of so many people who throughout the years have become life long friends. He will be forever missed and always hold a special place in our hearts. Donations may be made to the .



Shirley A. Harris

Shirley Ann Harris, 78, died Saturday, October 16, 2010, at home in Durango, Colo. Mrs. Harris has lived part time in La Quinta, Calif. and Durango, Colo. since 2004. Visitation will be held at Wiefel Funeral Home Chapel in Banning, Calif., on Friday, October 22, 2010, from noon to 1:30 PM. A graveside service will follow at 2:15 PM. at Stewart Sunnyslope Cemetery of Beaumont, Calif., and Father John Domas will be officiating. Mrs. Harris was born May 14, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Steven and Helen Karabas. Shirley was raised as an active Catholic and grew up in Michigan. She was married to Norman Andrew Luce in Wisconsin and they moved to Seattle, Wash., and then to the greater Los Angeles, Calif., area. The family then made a move to Beaumont, Calif., where she spent most of her life. She was later married to Laurence Harris in Riverside, Calif., and continued to live in Beaumont. She moved to La Quinta, Calif., in 2004, and spent her time there and in Durango. Shirley worked primarily in the physical therapy field as an assistant. She was passionate for the care of her patients as well as her co-workers. She was a devoted animal lover and enjoyed her walks with the family dogs and her wildlife friends. She attended to her flower garden daily. Her deep love of her grandchildren and family was her focus. She was a tireless worker, putting in many double shifts, holidays and overtime hours so that she could give to her children. Shirley is remembered as opinionated and feisty, a ball of energy and a spitfire by her daughter, Mary. She is survived by daughter, Mary (Wayne) Price of Durango, Colo.; daughter, Terry Ann (Harold) Hanvey of Beaumont, Calif.; daughter, Shirley Luce of Visalia, Calif.; son, Thomas (Christina) Estrada of Indio, Calif.; daughter, Laurie (Matthew) Albright of Woodlake, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and beloved friend and pet, Mr. Roberts. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Andrew Luce; husband, Laurence Harris; and grandson, Joseph Estrada.



Shirley Ann Bingaman

Shirley Ann Bingaman, 69, of Dixon, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, in her home. She was born on March 24, 1941, in Columbia, Mo., Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 North First St., Dixon. A funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.milton,



Shirley Mae Smith Parker

Shirley Mae Smith Parker, who launched the schooling of hundreds of Sonoma County children in three decades as a kindergarten teacher and who in retirement found new ways to teach the young, the old and the unfortunate, died on October 16, 2010 after a stroke. She was 82. The only child of a Swedish immigrant and a self-professed "Okie" who came to California to find their fortunes, she was raised in Vallejo and attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with a bachelor's degree in English and a teaching credential. In 1952, she married fellow Vallejoan Keith B. Parker, and the young couple settled in Santa Rosa, where he launched a law practice and both began the community involvement that sustained them through their lives. For Shirley, this included the American Association of University Women, the Symphony League and the First Presbyterian Church, as well as her first teaching job in the Rincon Valley School District. Though she took a dozen years away from teaching to start a family, when her youngest child started school in 1967 she returned to the classroom in Sebastopol, first at Twin Hills School and later at Apple Blossom School until her retirement in 1991. A lifelong advocate of reading and community literacy, she volunteered for years at the Sonoma County Public Library and The Living Room, teaching reading and life skills to Sonoma County homeless women and their children. She rarely missed a meeting of the monthly book group she joined a half-century earlier, the source of many of her most abiding friendships. She was a welcoming face and a longtime lay leader at First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her brother-in-law Darrell V. Parker; her four children: Robin Holland of San Rafael, CA, Jeffrey Parker of Shanghai, Steven Parker of Aliso Viejo, CA, and Susan Parker of Orangevale, CA; and grandchildren: Louis and Lena Parker, Allegra and Kiara Holland, and Julian Parker. A public memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 29th, at First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa. Memorial contributions can be made to Shirley's favorite organizations: The Sonoma County Public Library, The Living Room, Santa Rosa Symphony Association and Santa Rosa Symphony League. For details contact Robin Holland at (415) 505-2357. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE, 545-3747



Sidney D. Prince

Sidney D. Prince, PhD, died in Palm Springs, Calif. on October 9, 2010 at age 91. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Forestal; his children, Daniel, Anthony and Irene; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Sidney served in the U.S. Army during WWII, training with the 10th Mountain Division; then moving to Patton's Desert Training Center east of Indio. Sidney received his PhD at USC, and for many years had a private practice in Beverly Hills. He was a founding member of LA Society of Clinical Psychologists, which led to the licensing of clinical psychologists in California. He was active in progressive social and health care causes, including the LA Free Clinic and LA Psychiatric Services; and was an associate professor of psychology at Cal State L A. He participated in early pioneering research on the uses of LSD under the direction of Dr. Oscar Janiger. Sidney was a member of SAG and had small roles in the cult classic "The Blob", and the 1967 comedy "The President's Analyst" as well. An avid walker, Sidney could often be found taking long strolls (he knew the shady routes) in Palm Springs' Movie Colony. He will be missed by many for his droll sense of humor, his wisdom and his irresistible smile. No public service is planned.



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Stephen T. Watson

STEPHEN T. WATSON OCT 4, 1957 - OCT 19, 2010 Stephen was born in Ceres, California and died in Modesto. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman Harold Watson and Emily McSherry Watson. He is survived by two daughters, Tamera Watson, of Coos Bay, OR., and Britney Watson of Bartlesville, OK., and two grandsons, Kyle and Brandon, of Coos Bay. Also eight siblings; Kathy, Jeanne, Nancy, Michael, Ned, Laurie, Kerry and Brendan. Graveside services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, California on Tuesday, October 26th @ 10:00 AM. Friends are welcome.



Steven Kupetz

Steven Kupetz was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 4, 1960. He passed away on September 18, 2010. He was 50 years old., In May 1963 he moved to Anchorage, Alaska. His father Jack was to be stationed in Alaska. His mother Frances and younger sister Debra and his grandmother Anna spent three years in Alaska. They were there when the Good Friday earthquake hit. It was the largest earthquake in the Northern Hemisphere on record 9.2 magnitudes. When his father was transferred to Colorado Springs, Colorado that's when his youngest sister Barbra was born., In 1967 his father retired after 23 years in service, he moved to Simi Valley. Steve attended Sycamore Elementary School, Sequoia Junior High and Simi High, and graduated in 1978. When he was 18 years old he was assistant manager of Larwin Twin Theatre in Simi. Steve was president of the Prometheans Club while in his last year of high school. He also worked in several businesses such as Crown Books and Best Record Store. He went to Moorpark College; he was a film buff as well as a history buff. He also attended U.C.L.A. Graphics Art Classes. He volunteered at friends of the library for eight years and enjoyed every minute of it. He went to Moorpark College and graduated with a degree in English, and a degree in Cinema., He helped everyone he could, and was well liked by everyone young and old. He leaves behind many loyal and dear friends who were a great part of his life. The world was a better place for having him in it, and he will be truly missed by all. Steve was a wealth of knowledge and had he ever been on Jeopardy he would have been the biggest winner ever!, Funeral services were held for family and friends a few weeks ago. A great mind has been lost forever. He was funny and witty and enjoyed being with people., His father Jack and grandmother Anna preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Frances; sisters Debra Gallant and Barbra Kupetz; brother-in-law Rande Gallant and his nephew Jackson Gallant.




GERESCHER, TERESA MARY San Diego 2/5/1929 - 10/21/2010 Private Services Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511 




Thelma Arletta "Lee" Cox Passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2010 at the age of 95. She enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage to Edward Cox (d. 1987). Lee is survived by her two children and their spouses E. Dale Cox (Nancy) and Judy McGrath (Joe); four grandchildren, Russell Cox (Janice), Suzanne Mathison (Jim), Amy Ramos (Greg) and Garth McGrath; brother-in-law, Fred Cox (Ruth); seven great grandchildren, Ashley, Nathan and Melanie Cox, James and William Mathison and Allison and Ryan Ramos; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lee was born in Loleta, CA and, after marrying, moved to San Rafael, where she was a resident for 70 years. Self-employed as a masseuse for over 50 years, she retired at the age of 90. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends celebrating togetherness. Lee was an avid reader and loved being at the beach, especially Stinson and Hawaii. Her favorite hobby was collecting teddy bears, with over 300 in her collection. She was a wise and witty woman with a great sense of humor and we will miss her. On Saturday, October 30, 2010 from noon to 3:00 PM, the family would like to invite Lee's friends to a gathering to celebrate her life at the Spinnaker in Sausalito, which was her favorite restaurant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.



Thomas G. Olsen

R.I.P., BELOVED BROTHER, BELOVED FATHER, BELOVED UNCLE, BELOVED HUSBAND and SON., Resident of San Francisco, Ca Bay Area for many years. However, he did reside in the Hanford and Fresno, Ca area in the mids 80's and early 90's., A.K.A. "TENACIOUS TOMMY" Enjoyed his Harley's and traveling., "A POWERFUL KIND OF GUY" with definiteley a unique perspective on life., HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED ... MAY HE REST IN PEACE IN JESUS' NAME., He loved his siblings, his two boys, Shelbey and Max and his two daughters April and Ivy., He impacted more lives than he realized., Born 2/28/56, met the Master Our Lord and Savior on 10/9/2010. He was 54 years of age.



Thomas Gerald Olson

R.I.P. Thomas Gerald Olsen. BELOVED BOTHER/BELOVED FATHER/BELOVED UNCLE/ BELOVED HUSBAND & SON. He was a resident of San Francisco, Calif. Bay Area for many years. However, he did reside in the Hanford & Fresno, Calif. area in the mids 1980's and early 90's., A.K.A. "TENACIOUS TOMMY" Enjoyed his Harleys and traveling., "A POWERFUL KIND OF GUY" with definitely a unique perspective on life., HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED....MAY HE REST IN PEACE IN JESUS' NAME., He loved his siblings, his two boys Shelbey & Max & his two daughters April & Ivy. he impacted more lives than he realized., Born 2/28/56, met the Master Our Lord & Savior on 10/9/2010. He was 54 years of age.



Tori Margaret Ball

Tori Margaret Ball, 3 of Fairfield died on Oct. 12, in Fairfield. She was born on Sept. 12, 2007., Private family services will be held in El Cajon, Calif. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,




In Loving Memory of Brandon Kyle Hodge "Giz" October 25, 1984 - December 22, 2002 Those we love never go away, they walk beside us every day. Happy B-Day Giz Love Mom, Eddie, Jason, Bryson, Pooie, Alcia & Lil Emmett




JENNINGS, WILLIAM DEAN San Diego 02/04/1953 to 10/12/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial 858-277-7820



Wayne J.M. Westphal

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William Brice Shuster

Born on January 26, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio to Rossal Brice (Ross) Shuster and Opal Fern Shuster, Bill Shuster died, as a result of complications following a surgery, on the morning of October 9, 2010 with his wife and eldest son by his side. Bill's family settled in Monrovia in the late 1920's. Bill attended grade school and then graduated from Monrovia High School in 1940. He worked from the time he was ten years old in various jobs, from delivering newspapers to assembly work at the Vultee Aircraft plant in Downey. Bill started dating his future wife of sixty-seven years, Marjorie Sharp, shortly before the outbreak of WWII. He enlisted in the



William James Bullis

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William Miller

William Jack Miller was born April 1, 1930 in Danville, Ill. The son of Homer and Agnes Miller, Jack was the third of four boys. Oldest was Gerald then Edward, Jack and Melvin. Jack grew up a true country boy playing and working in the fields of Danville and winning ribbons for his horse riding and roping from a very young age. He also found himself becoming a young entertainer singing with his aunt Virginia on a weekly radio program., But his life really began to change when he joined the Navy right out of high school in 1947 to see the world. Jack found many fond memories as a crew member of the USS Missouri - the Mighty Mo. Fighting in the Korean war he traveled throughout Asia as well as Europe. It was during those long voyages that he taught himself to play the guitar. He was a true fan of Country Western music and was so thrilled to have discovered that you could play nearly any country song using only three cords., He landed in many exotic ports during his time in the Navy but he found the girl of his dreams, Jeanne Semaria, right back in the USA on a blind date in 1950. It was in August of that same year that they were married, the beginning of 60 wonderful years together. They were married in Norfolk but soon moved to Jeannes hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y. Their first child, Cherie, came along in 1953 and two years later it was Debby, then Brian, and then Danny born in 1969., While living in New York, Jack put that guitar to good use and played in a Coney Island Honky Tonk called The Eagle Bar under the stage name "Billy Jack." Not only could he earn a little extra money to help raise his young family, but he was able to do something he loved in the process. It was the spring of 1968 when Jack decided to move his family west for a better life (and to get away from the cold winters!). Having worked multiple jobs those first couple of years, he finally landed at Los Angeles County Medical Center where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 1990., The last 20 years Jack has spent with his sweetheart and watching his 11 grandchildren grow. He and Jeanne traveled to many places around the world and particularly loved taking cruises racking up 19 cruises altogether from Alaska to Greece. In addition to traveling, he loved working in his garden, trips to Las Vegas, reading western novels and joke books and of course playing his guitar for his family, a memory that will never be forgotten., Jack died Oct. 15, 2010 after a very brief battle with cancer.