Wednesday, October 27, 2010

California Obituaries 10/27/10



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SUTTON, ANNA E. Chula Vista, CA Oct. 31, 1923 - Oct. 24, 2010 Thurs. 10/28/10 Graveside Serv. Community Mortuary (619) 426-2006 




SUTTON, ANNA ELSIE Oct. 31, 1923 to Oct. 24, 2010 Anna was born middle child of five siblings in Concord, New Hampshire, October 31, 1923. She passed peacefully October 24, 2010. Anna married Thomas B. Sutton, Jr., in March, 1945 and moved the family to Chula Vista in 1959. Anna worked and retired from the Navy Exchange, North Island as a payroll clerk. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas B. Sutton, Jr. She is survived by daughters: Julie (Kirk) Brado of Chula Vista, Kitty (Al) Gomez of Peachtree City, GA and Carol (Nils) Hall of El Cajon, CA; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside burial at La Vista Memorial Park, National City, CA, October 28th at 12:30 p.m. and a memorial service at Bible Baptist Church in Chula Vista, CA, Saturday, October 30th, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sharp Hospice Care Fund (Home for Hospice), Grossmont Hospital Foundation, PO Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91944.




CHAFFEE, AURELIE B. San Diego 01/02/1914 - 10/09/2010 Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 2:00 p.m. at Rose Chapel Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111 



Albert Gilbert Pfyl

Albert Gilbert Pfyl of Yuba City passed away October 23, 2010. Albert was born April 25, 1927 in Delevan, CA. He was 83 and had been a Colusa County resident and farmer most of his life prior to retirement. Albert was a member of the Maxwell Methodist Church and Swiss Club in Sacramento. He served in the, during, . Albert is survived by his wife Twyla; and step-children: Dennis Crockett of Pioneer, Debbie Odom and Darlene Cline of Yuba City; brother Frank Pfyl of Willows; and sister Elsa Johnson of Maxwell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service Friday October 29, 2010 at 1:00PM at the Maxwell Methodist Church in Maxwell. Burial will follow with Military Honors at the Maxwell Cemetery. The family would like you to visit, and sign the free on line guest book Donations may be made in his honor to the Maxwell Cemetery fence fund, P.O. Box 201, Maxwell or your charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277. Send Condolences at



Alberta Jean Zumwalt "Bertie" Bixby

Died on the 21st of October 2010. Bertie was born in Fulton, California to Geneva Elva Toop Zumwalt and Arthur B. Zumwalt on the 5th of July 1921. She graduated from the Highland School of Nursing in Oakland, California and worked as a registered nurse at Oakland's Peralta Hospital for 40 years. Even after retirement, Bertie never stopped being a nurse. She loved golf and really enjoyed her term as the Captain of the Mace Meadow Women's Golf Club. Bertie is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Elmer "Bix" Eugene Bixby; two sons, Robert Eugene Bixby and his wife Elizabeth, and Gregory John Bixby and his wife Karen; grandchildren: David Robert Bixby, Ann Elizabeth Bixby, Geoffrey Albert Bixby, Scott Gregory Bixby, Corey Eugene Bixby, Jonathan Robert Bixby and Benjamin Paul Bixby; great grandchildren: Zachary Allan Bixby, Jacob Patrick Bixby, Daniel Robert Bixby and Abigail Drew Bixby; sister-in-law, Norma Zumwalt; nieces and nephews; as well as her numerous friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, the late Galen Zumwalt and Leo Zumwalt. Bertie loved to entertain and never met a stranger. Over the years, she made friends from coast to coast with whom she regularly visited and corresponded. Last week in Houston, friends gathered with the family to share remembrances and fond memories of Bertie during a reception in her honor at The Buckingham. In accordance to her wishes, Bertie was returned to her beloved California where the family is to gather for a private entombment ceremony at the Santa Rosa Memorial Park in Santa Rosa. Arrangements in Houston were with GEO. H. LEWIS & SONS - THE FUNERAL DIRECTORS SINCE 1936, In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in memory of Bertie Bixby may be directed to the , 6301 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX, 77057; or to Odyssey Hospice, 2636 South Loop West, Suite 210, Houston, TX, 77054.



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Alcie Fay Copeland

96, of Gridley passed away on October 25, 2010 at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital. She was born August 11, 1914 in Aldrich, Missouri to James and Osa Lowrey. She married Howard E. Copeland March 5, 1933. They moved to Southern California were she worked at Fluvor Corporation in accounts payable. In 1943 they lived in Alaska where she worked as an overseas investigator for the military base in Northway, Alaska. They settled in Gridley in 1948 with their daughter Betty Jean, where they ran the Union gas station on Sycamore Street. Alcie was a hard worker all her life. She was a realtor for Century 21, a financial advisor/broker for Puttman Investments for 46 years, an Avon representative since 1948. She was known by many as the "Cracker Jack Lady," handing out cracker jacks on Holloween, seeing many returning generations of children each year. She loved life and the many friends she met along the way. She is survived by her daughter Betty Spencer of Gridley; grandchildren Brad and Lynne Spencer of Gridley; great-grandchildren Sarah Smith and Jeremiah Smith of Gridley; nephew Bob & wife Sue Lowery of Aldrich, Missouri; and nephew Bill Lowery of Ozark Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Osa Lowery, husband Howard Copeland, sister Wilda Rice, brother Keith Lowery, and son-in-law Winfred Spencer. Outdoor services will he held Friday, October 29 at 10am at the Gazebo in the Gridley Cemetery. Send Condolences at



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 this 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,,



Alice M. Fore

Entered into God's hands October 22, 2010 in Sebastopol at the age of 93. She was born in Petaluma and has been a Sonoma County resident her whole life. Alice was a member of the Y.L.I. since 1941, Business & Professional Women's Club, graduate of Analy High School and a lifetime member of C.S.F. She enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, was an avid reader and most of all loved spending time with her family. Alice is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Jack; son, John (Donna) Fore; grandson, Michael (Jenny) Fore; granddaughter, Catherine (Philip) Seavey; and five great-grandchildren: Kaylynn, Kristyn, Mikaylee, Kelly and Kylee. A Vigil Service will be held Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol with a Funeral Mass on Friday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane, Sebastopol. Donations may be made in Alice's name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under direction of: PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY. Cheda & Lyons - Directors (707) 823-5042



Alphonse Blanchette

Alphonse Blanchette, born May 8, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wis., passed away quietly at home in the loving arms of his family on October 22, 2010. Although a native Wisconsin resident, Alphonse has lived in the desert for seven years. Alphonse is a dedicated



Ana Maria Guadalupe (Lupita) Ramos

Ana Maria Guadalupe (Lupita) Ramos dejo este mundo para reunirse con los angeles y Dios en el cielo. Fue una hija muy querida, una hermana maravillosa, una madre generosa llena de amor para sus hijos y para todas las personas que la conocia. Decanse en paz., Ana Maria was born on Dec. 12, 1962 in San Diego and passed away on Oct. 23, 2010, in her home in Oxnard. She was 47 years old and fought a courageous fight against a rare form of cancer. She was a Ventura County resident since 1975, graduating from Santa Clara High School in 1981., Ana Maria worked for the County of Ventura in the Human Services Agency where she then transferred to the Department of Child Support Services where she worked for the last 17 years of her life. Ana dedicated her life to her four sons and worked tirelessly to provide for them. For the past five years, in addition to her regular full-time job, she also delivered newspapers to homes in Camarillo for the Ventura County Star and L.A. Times. Ana also provided security guard services at various events on the weekends, and worked for Federal Express., Ana Maria is survived by her four sons, Omarh, A.J. (Albert), Jaime, and Xavier; her parents, Jaime and Maria; her siblings, Francisco Javier Lopez, Maria Elena Lopez, Gabriela Lopez Resendiz, Elizabeth Barba, Leticia Ortega, Lourdes Ramos Quevedo; her godchildren, Dillon Ortega and Samantha Ramos. Ana also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends., Visitation will take place from 3 until 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Rosary will begin a t 6 p.m. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Rd., Ventura. Burial following at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 N. H St., Oxnard., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation as a Tribute Gift in Ana Maria's name to UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, 8-950 Factor Building, Box 951780, Los Angeles, CA 90095., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at



Andrew Santana Yung Pro (In Memoriam)

ANDREW SANTANA YUNG PRO JAN 6, 1993 - OCT 27, 2008 ''Those who live in the hearts of others are never forgotten''. Mijo, you have encouraged and influenced so many. You will forever live on in our hearts and our memories. We love you Andrew. Dad, Mom and Zae



Angelina Perez

ANGELINA AYON PEREZ Age 86, lifetime resident of Lake Elsinore, CA, passed away 10/22/2010, due to natural causes, at Rancho Springs, Hospital. Angelina is survived by her daughters, Alicia (Secundino) and Angie (Juvenal); sons, Jose, (Eva, Lupe, Robert (Liz), Juan, Jessie and Luis (Tammie); brother, Juan; 32 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She had a total of 15 children and 7 passed away. Visitation Fri., 10/29, from 9-10am with Mass at 10am, both at St. Frances of Rome, Wildomar with burial to follow Mass at Lake Elsinore Cemetery. Services Handled by: EVANS BROWN MORTUARY Dignified • Caring • Professional Lake Elsinore ~ (951) 674-3141 On-Line Condolences



Ann Therese McCarthy

Ann Therese McCarthy of Ojai died Oct. 19, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer., Born Dec. 4, 1953 in Decatur, Ill., to Frederick and Mary Bridwill Hendricks, Ann was the second of three children. She was their only daughter and her parents affectionately called her "their rose between the thorns." After graduating from MacArthur High School in 1972, Ann moved to California where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Northridge and her teaching certificate and master's degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara., A committed educator, Ann taught elementary school in the Oxnard Unified School District for 24 years, the last 19 years at Rose Ave. School. She received numerous awards including the "WHO" Award, and the Don Baer Award of which she was especially proud. A longtime activist in the Oxnard Educators Association (OEA), Ann served as president of the OEA for more than 10 years. She also served on the grievance and bargaining committees, among others, and was the Elementary Director and Building Site Representative for the past year and a half. She will be remembered as a thoughtful, articulate leader; tolerant of opposing views and able to see beyond labels in order to reach consensus., Ann was an active member of St. George's Anglican Episcopal Church, Ventura, and had served as Treasurer of the AEC., Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Mary, and her mother's second husband, Keith Dial., She is survived by her husband, John McCarthy of Ojai; daughter, Laurene McCarthy of Ojai; stepdaughter, Fairelynn McCarthy of Santa Clarita; father, Frederick Hendricks of Illinois; and brothers, David M. Hendricks and Richard F. Hendricks of Wisconsin. A loving wife, devoted mother, faithful friend, and dedicated educator, Ann will be missed by all who knew her., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-8623., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rose Ave. School College Fund established for Laurene McCarthy.



Anna Dicker

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Anna Kivley

Anna Kivley, 85, of Redding died Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Anne Kirby

Anne Nicolas Kirby June 9, 1930 - Oct. 19, 2010 Following a brief illness, our beloved Anne passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 19 at El Camino Hospital. She was 80. Anne was born and raised in Minneapolis. She attended the, and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority. In 1955 she moved to San Francisco where she worked as an assistant to John Merrill of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. An avid skier, she later worked in the public relations department for the VIII Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley. It was at this time that she met the love of her life, David Kirby. Anne and Dave were married in 1960 in San Francisco and celebrated their 50th anniversary this past July. They moved to Palo Alto when Dave was hired by David Packard to create the public relations department at Hewlett-Packard. Anne was active in campaigns for various political candidates, including friend and Congressman Pete McCloskey. She was instrumental in electing State Senator Joe Simitian to his first political office as President of the Palo Alto School Board. Anne was an avid gardener. She was a longtime member of both the Elizabeth Gamble Garden Club and the Palo Alto Garden Club. An adventurous and talented cook, she often incorporated many of the organic vegetables she grew into her favorite dishes. Anne was an avid reader who loved words and ideas. Her love of children lead her to teach creative writing to young minds, and volunteer in the guidance office at Palo Alto High School. She enjoyed watercolor painting, knitting and quilting. She and her husband traveled to Europe several times and especially enjoyed England and France. She adored family summers at Seacliff Beach in Aptos. Anne is survived by her husband David Kirby of Palo Alto, son Daniel Kirby of San Jose (Sheree), John Kirby of Portland, OR, and daughter Rachel Fitzgibbon of Essex, MA (Robert). Also surviving are five granddaughters, a step grandson, and Anne's beloved sister, Virginia Wilkinson of Portland, OR. Anne was the center of communications for a variety of extended family, and her many emails, notes and calls will be greatly missed. A celebration of Anne's life will be held on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Alta Mesa Funeral Home in Palo Alto.



Arlen Charles Synovec

(1935 - 2010), Arlen (Chuck) Synovec was born in Pierce County Nebraska to the union of Charles Synovec and Louella Feddern Synovec. He attended schools in Pierce County and Graduated from Pierce High School in 1953. That same year he joined the Navy and was trained as a welder while serving in the Sea-Bees, stationed in Port Hueneme. In 1960 he married Joyce Scurlock Synovec and they had three children, David, Derrick (wife Tammy), and Theresa Synovec Troxell (Husband Ron)., He is survived by his five grandchildren, Kelly, Ronnie, Julia, Dylan, and Owen. He leaves behind his two brothers, Myron and Wayne, and his sister, Donna, who all reside in Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Louella Synovec., The family would like to thank the caring and kind folks at Oxnard Family Circle and the compassionate and dedicated nurses and caregivers of Pro Care Hospice of Oxnard.



Arthur Halma

Arthur Halma Arthur Halma passed peacefully on to his home in Heaven on October 24, 2010, at the age of 79. Art was born on May 6, 1931 in Worthington, Minnesota to John and Tracy (Drost) Halma. He moved to California in 1958. He was a



Arthur John Williams, Sr.

Arthur John Williams, Sr., born October 31, 1922, passed away at his home in Redondo Beach surrounded by family and loved ones on October 22, 2010. He leaves a legacy of two sons, Arthur, Jr. (Kathyrn) and James (Deanna); 6 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Born in Los Angeles, Art was a life-long resident of the South Bay and graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1946. Art served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during



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.



Audrie Recetki

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LEAHY, BARBARA ANN Resident of El Cajon 04/01/1952 - 10/24/2010 Celebration of Life Wednesday, 10/27/2010, 2:00 p.m. El Camino Memorial La Mesa Chapel 619-466-3297




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BIEDERMANN, Roland Gustav

BIEDERMANN, Roland Gustav 83, died on Monday, October 25, 2010, after a short illness, at Sarah House Hospice Residence. Roland was born to Gustav Karl Biedermann and Maria Durig Marent in Austria on March 7, 1927, and raised in Liechtenstin. He emigrated to the United States during the 1950's and worked in agriculture, initially, and later moved to Santa Barbara where he found work as a caretaker at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and School.



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,



Barbara Mills

Barbara Toms Mills Aged 87, of San Francisco and Smith Ranch in San Rafael, died peacefully with her family at her side on Oct. 21, 2010. Born in Hoboken, NJ in 1923 to George Parker and Marion Fagan Toms, her family moved to California when she was a young child. Barbara attended high school at Dominican Convent in San Rafael and graduated from Vassar College in 1944. After graduation, she settled in San Francisco where she met her husband, Captain William "Bill" Nichols Mills. They enjoyed over 55 years of marriage, until Bill died in 2006. Barbara taught English and social studies at Lowell and George Washington high schools in San Francisco. In the early 1970s, she was a hands-on, hard working advocate for San Francisco's fledgling recycling program. A low handicap golfer, Barbara was captain of the Ladies' Annex at San Francisco Golf Club. She was a founding member of the Queen Midas Investment Club which thrived for 50 years and was also a member of the Town and Country Club of San Francisco, where she was often found at the bridge table. For many years, she and Bill spent weekends sailing with friends and their three children. In later years, they exchanged their sailboat for beautiful hilltop acreage in Yountville, where they enjoyed both the labors and the fruits of owning rural property--from chopping and burning brush to entertaining friends as they listened to the open-air concerts at the Mondavi vineyard below. Barbara was an extraordinary woman, admired for her elegance, grace and determination. Like so many of her generation, her experiences growing up during the Depression and WWII helped to forge her character and world view. A strong woman, she set high standards for her family and for herself. Her generosity came through in many ways, as a patron of the arts and local charities and as a volunteer. Her intelligence was expressed through her clear thinking and interest in literature, current events and financial matters. Ahead of their time, she and Bill embraced a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, which rewarded them with good health throughout their final years. To the end of her life, those who came in contact with her were inspired by her beauty, vitality and poise. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Cathy and her brothers, Parker, Chuck and Bob Toms. She is survived by her brother, Larry; her son, Parker, and his wife, Laura; and her son, Robert. A memorial service followed by a reception will be held on November 3rd at 2:00 pm at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Martin de Porres House Foundation, 225 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94103.



Bella Beckman

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Bernard F. Flynn Jr.

Flynn, Bernard F. January 21, 1935 - October 10, 2010 Bernard F. Flynn, Jr. died on October 10, 2010, in Sacramento, CA of heart failure. Barney, as he was known by friends and family, was the third son in the family of twelve born to Bernard Flynn, Sr. and Miriam Flynn of Los Angeles. He attended Portsmouth Priory in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and graduated from Harvard University. He also completed graduate work at Chico State and University of California, San Diego. Early in life he developed a love of sailing and the special joy he felt of being on the water continued throughout his life. He joined the rowing team while in Cambridge, and representing Harvard, he became single sculls champion in the American Rowing Association Regatta. Barney lived in Chico for over thirty years and was much involved in managing the family ranch properties known as Shasta View Farms. During this time he became a self taught computer programmer and developed an interest in more natural ways of preventing river erosion. He created a computer model to achieve this goal and this work became the starting point for Flynn and his partner, John Carlon, to launch the non-profit River Partners, which conducts state and federal riparian reforestation projects. Barney's contribution to river conservation led to his award as a finalist for the Purpose Prize in a national competition that recognized his distinguished contributions as an elder 'social entrepreneur' whose work advanced, not personal wealth but the social good. Since retiring from River Partners, Barney has spent the past decade living in Sacramento with his partner, Nancy Plesha. Most of his retirement years he spent doing what he liked best, competitive sailing in the San Francisco Bay. His great joy was being at the wheel of his boat the Triton, with his volunteer crew and enjoying friends from Benecia. Survivors include his partner, Nancy Plesha of Sacramento, his daughter, Elena Flynn of Collingswood, New Jersey, his son, Bernard Flynn, III (Donna) of Orland and his grandchildren, Arthur and Aileen Flynn. He is also survived by his siblings, Patrick Flynn, Rosalie Murphy, Rita Flynn, Michael Flynn, John Flynn, Dr. Thomas Flynn, Cecilia Flynn, and Stephen Flynn; sister-in-law Jane (Vincent) Flynn, and brother-in-law Andre (Mary) Eydt. Additionally, he has more than 30 nieces and nephews across the Unites States that mourn his passing. A Memorial is planned in Chico on Saturday, October 30th at 2:00 PM at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 680 Camelia Way, Chico, CA 95926. More information of his varied and full life can be seen on the website of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home (



Bernard Shepard

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Bernice H. Hiatt

Bernice Honey Hiatt, age 94, went home to the Lord at 2:30 a.m., Sept. 26, 2010., She was born in Fremont, Neb., on March 16, 1916. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Hiatt, and sons, Wesley L. Hiatt and Richard D. Hiatt. Bernice lived in the Ojai Valley since 1965 and most recently was self-employed as an income tax consultant and prepared income tax returns., She leaves behind three grandchildren, Dominique D. (Lambiotte) Hodgin (Robert Hodgin) of Castle Rock, Colo., Robin P. (Hiatt) Lambiotte of Ventura, and Rene L.R. Hiatt of Iowa; and three great-grandchildren, Kinsey Hodgin, Alyssa Hodgin, and Travis Hodgin of Castle Rock, Colo., A private memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Arrangements are under direction of The Alpha Society Cremation., Psalm 116:15 Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his godly ones.



Betty Janet Schick

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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 Chang

BILL CHENG HSIANG CHANG Age 78, of Riverside, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, October 22, 2010 after a 14 year battle with Alzheimers. He was born August 21, 1932 in Tainan, Taiwan. He is survived by his wife Shizuyo Chang of Riverside, a son Jimmy Chang of Los Angeles and a daughter Judy Dean and her husband Landon Dean of Riverside. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Sable, Sanya, Liam and Leto. Services will be held Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8660 44th St., Riverside, CA. Friends and relatives are welcome at a viewing at 9:30am with a funeral service following at 10am. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.



Bill Mundy

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



Blossom H. Litow

Litow, Blossom H. Blossom Litow passed away at age 82 on October 19, 2010 in Reseda, California. Blossom was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to California at the age of 16. After graduating from UCLA, Blossom taught the minds and shaped the hearts of 5th graders for 24 years. She actively traveled the world, leading to a love of gourmet cooking and photography. Being an avid reader, she belonged to several book clubs over the years. Blossom was a longtime volunteer at UCLA and the Public Library. Blossom is survived by her daughter Sharon Coombs, her son-in-law Kevin Coombs, her two granddaughters Kimberly White and Jessica Ashford, her grandson Michael Casella, and her son Scott Litow. Memorial services will take place at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda at 2 PM on November 10, 2010, with her final resting place at Eden Memorial.



Brian Allen Clinkscales

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Brigitte Weil

Brigitte Helga Weil Passed away peacefully, October 22, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Fred Weil; loving mother of Jennifer (Michael) Glickman; dear stepmother of Dr. Helena Weil (Eric Reiss) and Stephanie (Dr. Bob) Small; dear twin sister of Ursula Bieber and sister of the late Elisabeth (Eddie) Curcio and sister-in-law of the late Eberhard Bieber; loving aunt of Gaby Kapp, Manfred Bieber, Helga Bieber, Benjamin and Sebastian Bieber, Stefanie and Anne Kapp, and Lea Marie Seitz. Brigitte was born in Bogenau, Germany to Gertrud and Arthur Matzel. She survived WWII with her family and they were able to escape to the West. She came with her older sister Elisabeth to New York in 1950, later living in both Chicago and Los Angeles. She followed her best friend Millie to San Francisco, where she married, raised her daughter, and spent the rest of her life. She worked as a retail clerk until 2009, spending much of that time as a cosmetologist for the Sir Francis Drake Pharmacy, manager for See's Candies, and, most recently, retiring from Lehr's German Specialties at the age of 80. Services will be held in Friedrichsdorf, Germany. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Brigitte's memory may be made to German Ladies' General Benevolent Society, P. O. Box 27101, SF 94127.



Bristow, Darlyn Rae (Leach)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Darlyn Rae Bristow passed away in Lodi on October 19, 2010 at the age of 73. Born to Mary and Edmond Leach in Stockton .....



Broekhof, Johannes "Joe"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Johannes (Joe) Broekhof, of Lodi, passed away peacefully in his home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, the youngest .....



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.,



Bruce Cummings

Bruce Cummings Veteran Technology Marketer "When it's my turn to go, I want it to happen fast. I don't want to hang around any longer than necessary," Bruce Cummings told a friend on July 4. And so it was. He died on July 30 in Moraga, CA, a few days after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He would have been 64 today. Recognized internationally in the high-tech industry for his channel marketing expertise, Cummings' career began at Kawasaki. By age 30, he was a director of marketing at Vivitar. But it was his role as vice president of marketing at Softsel, the largest computer products distributor later renamed Merisel, that catapulted his career in technology. He was also an executive at Samna, Hercules, and Macromedia. In 1993, he co-founded Portrait Displays, Inc., today the leading provider of embedded software for display technologies. In 1997, he formed a channel marketing consultancy, BCA. For over a decade, he helped major companies identify and implement multi-channel strategies and tactics all over the world. Believing that knowledge should be shared rather than hoarded, Cummings loved mentoring. He also shared his passion for travel and photography with Billie, his wife of 41 years, and daughter Jenny Cummings Wong. See for more.




August 11, 1932 ~ October 22, 2010 Charles Orlando Wimbley, Major USAF Retired, passed over peacefully surrounded by family, and with a smile on his face on October 22, 2010, from complications of pneumonia. He was 78 years old. In 1952, he married the love if his life, Jeanne. Together, they raised 6 children and moved 32 times during his distinguished military career. Charles was born August 11, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio to Arthur W. and Lillie Pearl Bland Wimbley. He exhibited leadership from an early age, accompanying his father to help to help neighbors in need. He worked three jobs, got married, joined AFROTC, co-founded a chapter of Omega Psi Phi and still graduated in three years from Ohio State University. During his distinguished career in the Air Force, Charles was one of the first African-American pilots, and flew for 20 years of his 23 years of service. As a major, his management duties included supply, procurement, human resources, and social action. He established the national MWR/Social Program. Charles received the USAF Outstanding Supply Officer award, the Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; and the US Army Commendation Medal, for meritorious service and USAF Daedalian Award. After retiring from the Air Force, Charles served as a procurement manager for Lockheed Aircraft Services Division, Iran; Affirmative Action and Grievance Resolution Officer for Merced County; and Director/Coordinator Refugee Services, as Executive Director of Merced County's Central Valley Opportunity Center. Always an avid thinker, Charles valued education his entire life. He had additional education in the Air Force Institute of Technology; completed a year of study at McGeorge School of Law, and California State College Stanislaus for International Relations. At 50, he earned a Masters of Arts in Education from Chapman College. Charles was active in AFSCME local 2730, Merced County Chamber of Commerce, Atwater High School Advisory Committee, MUHSD Curriculum Advisory Committee, and DAV. Charles served numerous years in Democratic Party including delegate to the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, elder brothers Arthur Lee, Willie B. and Abdullah Leroy; infant son Carter, daughter, and Michele Jean. He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Jeanne Wimbley, sisters Kathleen Wimbley Brazil and Ruth Ann Grace; sons, Charles A, Dwight D (Terecita), Dwayne I (Lisa), Dr. Mark, and daughter, Chareane (Jim Gouveia); grandchildren: Kyle Gouveia, Matteo Gouveia, Markie Wimbley, Anthony Wimbley, and Aaron Wimbley, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, October 29, 2010 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon at Whitton Family Funeral Service, 740 W. 19th Street in Merced. A graveside service with Military Honors provided by Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard will be held Friday at 1:30 P.M. at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitton Family Funeral Service.




BEST-CLIFFORD "TIP" BEST 86, born, January 11, 1924 in Colton and passed away in Covina on October 22, 2010. A veteran of 



Cardoza, Guadalupe

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Guadalupe Cardoza, Sr. VISTA -- Guadalupe Cardoza, Sr. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. He was born in ..... 



Cardoza, Tony R.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Tony R. Cardoza Apr. 22, 1914 - Oct. 13, 2010 Resident of Livermore Tony passed away on October 13, 2010 at the age of ..... 



Carmen Martinez Reyes

Carmen Martinez Reyes, 39, was struck and killed while bicycling Sept. 21, 2010, in the Alviso area of San Jose, Calif. 



Carolyn Marie "Lyndy" Leverenz

At her children's request, there will be no formal services for Carolyn Marie Leverenz., Lyndy, as she was affectionately known, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on the morning of Oct. 24. She bravely battled emphysema for the past 18 years and cancer for the past six years., Lyndy was born in New Jersey to Allan and Gertrude Isaac on Oct. 17, 1929., She was a devoted wife and mother., Lyndy is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; eight children, one sister, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends., She was preceded in death by her two brothers., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,,



Carusi, Julia Geraldine

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM

Julia Geraldine Carusi Sept. 17, 1917 - Oct. 23, 2010 Resident of Manteca Beloved by all, Julia lived a good, long life and was ..... 



Cassandra Strickland-Rivera

Cassandra Strickland-Rivera Resident of San Jose Cassie was born on January 17, 1986 and passed away suddenly on October 20, 2010. Loving wife to Phillip Rivera and daughter of John and Maria Strickland. The family is devastated. No words can express the loss that her family and friends are feeling. She was a beautiful person inside and out and was loved by all who know her. Viewing will be at Spangler Mortuary on 10/27/10 from 4-7pm . Mass will be at St. Martins of Tours 10/28/10 at 10am. More information at



Catherine Moreno

Catherine Louise Moreno Resident of San Jose Oct. 11, 1930-Oct. 23, 2010 Catherine Moreno passed away at the age of 80 in the company of her loved ones on Saturday, October 23, 2010. She leaves behind her devoted husband Pedro Moreno, and loving children Peter Moreno and Lisa Oliveira. Cherished grandmother of Matthew Moreno. Sister to Dolores Horoszy, Isabel Robledo, Bud Perez, Bob Perez and Jerry Perez, also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, October 28, 2010, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a Vigil beginning at 7:00 PM at DARLING FISCHER GARDEN CHAPEL, 471 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA. Mass Celebration Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM, at St. John Vianney Church, 4600 Hyland Avenue, San Jose, interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, CA.



Cesar Lopez

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:00 AM 

Cesar G. Lopez, 31, of Galt, died Oct. 25. He was born Aug. 9, 1979 in Mexico. 



Charles Curtis (Curt) Hause

Hause, Charles Curtis December 26, 1923 - October 24, 2010 86, died peacefully at home in Whittier. Born Dec 26, 1923 to Charles Curtis Sr. & Leta Marie. Served US Navy, WWII, Philippines. Survived by loving wife Jane, daughter Katherine, son Dave, brother Don, grandchildren Jeff, Stephanie, Jeanette, & DJ, great grandchildren Kaelen, Brenna, Ian, Reagan, & Charles. Services: Friday, Oct 29, 2010, 10:00am, St. Matthias Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the USC Trojan Marching Band. Fight On!



Cheri Walters

Cheri Walters 66, of Browns Valley, passed away October 26, 2010. Services are pending with Holycross Memorial Services.



Cherie Ann Jones

Cherie passed away in Santa Rosa on Friday surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was dearly loved by her husband Bob Jones for 33 wonderful years of marriage. Cherie is survived by: husband Bob Jones; children Justin (Carley) Jones, Jonathan Jones and fiancée Rebecca Hunt; parents Alton (Anita) Vanderford; sister Robin (Dennis) Magee; aunt Doreen Kramer; and grandson Jackson Jones. Cherie was also survived by her huge and very special family of uncles, aunts, cousins, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Cherie was born in Santa Rosa in 1955 to father Robert and mother Anita King. She was blessed with a little sister, Robin, three years later, who she shared a bond with that words cannot describe. When Cherie was six years old her father passed away due to a boating accident in Bodega Bay. This was a very tough time for the family but through this tragedy many special bonds were formed that lasted to the day Cherie passed away. In 1969 Cherie's mother married Alton Vanderford, who raised and continues to love Cherie and her sister as his own blood. Cherie went to Bellevue elementary school, Lawrence Cook junior high school, and graduated from Santa Rosa high school in 1973. During those years Cherie created some wonderful memories and relationships with friends that she held her entire life. In 1974 Cherie was helped out by a longtime friend at a gas station when she was having car trouble. That day was the start of a relationship to the love of her life Bob Jones that lasted 35 years and was blessed with two beautiful children; Justin in 1981 and Jonathan in 1983. Cherie went on to attend Santa Rosa Junior College where she graduated with her associates degree in 1975. Cherie worked for various companies throughout Sonoma County within their Financial and Human Resources departments. Cherie ended her working career with the city of Rohnert Park as an Accounting Specialist. She worked very hard and always gave 100% no matter what the task was, but more then anything she loved the friendships she formed with those she worked with. On September 28th, 2010 after patiently waiting many years Cherie became a grandmother to Jackson Ryan Jones. She was able to be in the delivery room to witness his birth and got to be with him almost every day. Her time with him was to short but every moment she had with him was cherished. Many things were left unfinished in Cherie's life, and at the top of the list was being at her son Jonathan's wedding next May. Even though she will not be there in the flesh we know her spirit will be surrounding us all. Family and friends meant the world to Cherie; she will always be remembered by us for her selfless attitude, huge heart, and her ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Cherie loved to travel and was blessed to see many parts of the world with her family. Some of her favorite vacations were traveling to Italy three years ago with her husband to experience their families heritage, vacationing with the family on various cruises, going on motorcycle trips with her husband and friends, whale watching in the San Juan Islands, the annual Palm Springs trip with Robin and Adrienne, and her favorite place of all was being in Maui with her boys. She also loved spending time on the family boat at Lake Sonoma in the summer. Living in Sonoma County her entire life Cherie built up a great passion for fine wine and loved spending summer days tasting wine at various wineries. Cherie was also a devoted shopaholic; if there was a deal to be had she would find it. She loved going to Ross with her girlfriends and finding the best deals on all the new merchandise. Thank you for sharing your wonderful, gracious life with us, may you now be at peace. You will forever be loved and never forgotten. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. Entombment to be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 2141 Rosecrans Avenue suite 7000 El Segundo, CA, 90240 (in memory of Cherie Jones) or online at: DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 707-525-3730



Chrystal Grabil

Chrystal Grabil, of Avila Beach, Calif., went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, just five days before her 93rd birthday. Born in Orcutt, Calif., to Frank and Lorraine Carlson, Chrystal was a brilliant child. She had skipped a number of grades, graduated from Santa Maria High School, attended Santa Maria Junior College (later Alan Hancock College) and graduated from Munson College at the age of 17 years. She was a Christian, Blue Bird leader, Camp Fire leader, listed in Who''s Who of American Women, guest speaker on the Huntley Brinkley TV show, real estate broker 60 plus years and the first woman president of the Santa Maria, Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valley''s Board of Realtors. She was also involved in organizing the Avila Beach Civic Association and a former ABCA Board of Director''s member, member of Phi Epsilon Phi sorority, Women''s Alliance of Hospice San Luis Obispo County, Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, SLO Kamper Klub, Eagles Auxiliary, Santa Maria Pioneer Association and the Avila Beach Civic Association. Chrystal is survived by her daughter, Carla Greene (Bruce) of Valencia, Calif; grandson, Eric Greene (Karina) and their son, Elijah of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; sister, Mary Lundgren of Santa Maria, Calif.; niece, Marsha Lundgren Hill (Jack) of Colorado; nephew, Marc Lundgren of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, Louis Grabil; and granddaughter, Cynthia Greene. In lieu of a funeral, the family requests you spend of few moments to reflect on the good times and memories, enjoy your family and the blessings you have and prepare for your eternal life.



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.



Clyde W. Johnson

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Cody Demetrius Murphy

Born August 25, 1977 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Passed away October 20, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Denise; his brothers, Zack and Adam; his daughter, Arianna; and extended family. Cody was a wonderful person with a huge heart, and I'm sure we will all remember our good times with him and his contagious, hearty laugh. There will be a wake in his honor on Wednesday October 27th at 3:00 p.m. at the Hollydale Club in Forestville. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.



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.



Cory Evan Gray

Cory Evan Gray, 5/26/1981 - 10/19/2010, Cory Evan Gray was born on May 26, 1981 and entered into eternal rest on October 19, 2010., Cory is survived by his mother Cindy Gray, step father Bob, siblings Sheila, Gina, Sean, Shauna, cousin's, Aunt, Uncle and most cherished nieces and nephews, brother in laws and sister in law., Cory will always be remembered as one of the most kind, big hearted, loving gentle souls and sole protector of his family. On this day October 29, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at Newcastle cemetery. Cory will be laid to rest beside his father.



Curtis Breckenridge

Curtis Breckenridge, 69, died Aug. 15. . 



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 J. Rutgers

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DEATH NOTICES: October 27, 2010

EMERY, Earnest Merle: 87; of Lower Lake and formerly of Santa Barbara; died Oct. 24; viewing 9 a.m., with Mass 10 a.m. Friday at San Roque Catholic Church; interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. 




Dominic Louis Matteucci Gina Matteucci Dancing among the Stars Dominic Louis Matteucci born Dec. 7, 1919 in Pt. Richmond, CA; Passed away on March 4, 2006. Gina Matteucci born March 5, 1920 in San Francisco, CA; Passed away on September 30, 2010. Married February 2, 1947 and now Together Again. Survived by son David Matteucci of San Rafael. Dominic left Gina after a long illness in 2006 and passed peacefully surrounded by family. Gina waited patiently to join Dom and passed after a short illness, with her son by her side, to be with her husband. Survivors include daughter-in-law Donna Matteucci; Sisters, Laura DeCarlo, Paula Segale and sister-in-law Joanne Gini along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held at 11:30 AM. Saturday, November 6th at the Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael; Luncheon immediately following at San Rafael Joe's.




CLARKE, DONALD J. Donald J. Clarke was born in Belfast, North Ireland on October 15, 1927 and passed away with loved ones in the comfort of his own home October 21, 2010. Don is survived by his sister Judy (Riley), daughter Kellee (Leland), Bruce (Susan), Ta-Ta, four grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Don will be remembered for the pureness of his spirit and kindness of his heart. He will be greatly missed. Celebration of his life will be held at his home October 30, 2010.



Dahlia Pacheco

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Dale Philip TREIBLE M.D.

TREIBLE, MD, Dale Philip Born Feb. 14, 1920 Died Oct. 20, 2010 Dale was a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1944. He specialized in Urology. He had a private practice in Van Nuys, CA and worked from Valley Presbyterian Hospital where he served as Chief of Staff in 1973. Dale served as a physician in the Navy in both WWII and Korea. He married Jeanne Higburg in 1943 and together they had three children. Jeanne passed away in 1991. He married Joy Sann in 1992. Dale's passions were astronomy, birding, and boating. He had a great love of learning and valued education. But foremost was his family. He is survived by his wife, three children, three stepchildren, seven grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren. A private family memorial will be held. If you would like to celebrate his life with a donation to the East San Fernando Valley Medical Auxiliary Nurse Scholarship, it would be greatly appreciated. Call Julie Bate, 818-788-5141.




BOGART, Dan Accomplished Graphic Designer, age 54, passed away Oct. 21. Sorely missed by wife, Kathie; boys Jon, Ryan, Thomas and Robert; late brother, Bob; loving sister Nancy Becherer and parents Nola and the late Mel Bogart. Services at Thomas Miller Mortuary, 951/737-3244, Corona, at 1 pm Friday, Oct. 29.



Dan O'Hara

DAN O'HARA JUL 1, 1948 - OCT 22, 2010 Dan O'Hara, beloved brother, uncle, and dear friend to many, died at his home on Friday, October 22. He was 62. Dan was born in 1948 in Syracuse, NY. He moved to California in 1973, fell in love with the golden hills, and made them his home for the rest of his life. He worked as a Sales and Communications Consultant, but as he said, ''life is like a book'', and he lived exuberantly through many chapters, the most recent of which was his adventure as purveyor of the finest pies ever sold out of a pie trailer. Dan was an athlete and lover of the outdoors, and he could always be found surrounded by a crowd of devoted friends. He loved his dogs-Trevor, Ruby, Oscar, and Annie-like family and liked to say they weren't spoiled, they were deserving.'' Dan found many people over the years to be deserving''; he was quick toopen his doors and his heart. Dan is survived by three sisters, Terri O'Hara, Maureen (O'Hara) Crist, and Patty O'Hara. He was preceded in death by his sister Sharon (O'Hara) Short and his brother Tim O'Hara. There will be a memorial service this Friday, October 29th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Palm Pavilion at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local animal shelter or Stanislaus County Animal Services to honor Dan's great affection for animals, and his generosity for all lost creatures in need of love.



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,,




GUMPORT, Daniel Services pending. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena 



Daniel Webster

Webster, Daniel, 92 years old, passed away on Oct.17th, 2010 peacefully in his home in Santa Ana, CA. Mr. Webster was born on Dec. 5th, 1917 to Rosemond and Pearl Webster in Springfield, MA. He served in the U.S. Army in



Darlyn Rae Bristow

DARLYN RAE BRISTOW JAN 23, 1937 - OCT 19, 2010 Darlyn Rae Bristow passed away in Lodi on October 19, 2010 at the age of 73. Born to Mary and Edmond Leach in Stockton on January 23, 1937, Darlyn remained a resident of San Joaquin County most of her life. She worked as a Primerica Agent for over 22 years, and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crossword puzzles, and playing Yahtzee and Scrabble. Darlyn enjoyed spending time with family and loved hosting parties for family and friends. She is survived by her children: Theodore Robert Bristow Jr. of HI, Timothy Bristow (Lori) of Salida, Tracey K. Bristow (Donna) of Stockton, Dene' Cherie Estes (Byron) of Lodi, 9 grand- children, and 2 great-grand- children. She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore Robert Bristow Sr. in 1996, and her infant daughter, Deanna Lynn Bristow, who passed away in 1960. A memorial service to celebrate Darlyn's life will take place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 28, 2010 atthe Chapel of Flowers at Cherokee Memorial Park, hwy 99 at E. Harney Lane in Lodi. Please sign the guest book online at:,



David Allen Wise

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:15 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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David H. Moran

David H. Moran is celebrated and loved in death as he was in life. Born in Couters-port, Pa. on the 27th day of August 1936. David met his wife of 50 years, Joan in Connecticut, where they had four children, Laurie with husband, Mark and children, Justin and Alicia, Arlene with husband, John and children, Ethan, Sarah and Eli, Dorothy and David with wife, Cathy. After taking an early retirement from Dupont, Engineering Service Supervisor in Newtown, he went to work setting up the largest plastic injection molding company in South East Asia, Hong Kong Cad Cam Ltd. Upon returning to Brookfield, David went to work as the plant manager for Poly Star in Norwalk. In 2001, David and Joan permanently relocated to Melbourne, Fla. enjoying his retirement by spending his time volunteering for Sebastian Inlet, Daily Bread, Ombudsman and Meals On Wheels. David never gave up his love for travel, fishing and of course the grandchildren. The children were the soul of David, coaching his own children through the years, girl's softball and Pop Warner Football, and watching them grow always made him happy. Please no flowers. Send all donations to your local Meals On Wheels organization. The service will be held 10 a.m. October 28 at Our Lady Lourdes, 1626 Oak St., Melbourne, FL 32901, with a gathering following at Meg O'Mally's, 812 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne.



David Preciado

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David Shell

David Lee Shell, 1945-2010, David Lee Shell was born October 10, 1945 in Santa Maria, California. He was born to Preston Wyatt Shell and Luella Margaret Shell. David graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1964 where he met his high school sweetheart Diane Elaine Kester. After High School David attended Hancock Junior College where he graduated and received an AA Business degree in 1966. David Shell and Diane Kester were married on July 29, 1967. He enlisted in the, in 1967 and served until 1973 where he spent almost a year in Vietnam as an Aircraft Mechanic. While serving in the Air Force he received the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. After returning home from the war, he went to work for the family business at Shell's Van and Storage. Although David was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1974, he continued to work at the business throughout the years eventually becoming Vice President., David was a quiet person, but was known to make others laugh. He loved the outdoors especially water-sking at Nacimiento Lake, clamming at Pismo Beach back in the days, camping, and four wheeling in the dunes. David also enjoyed hunting, working on cars, and almost anything mechanical. Although the outdoors was a love for him he spent time working on model trains, watching Football (especially the 49ers), watching racing live at the Santa Maria Speedway or racing on TV, shopping, and bingo whether it was at the Santa Maria, or at Chumash Casino. David also had a love for music especially the "oldies". The Big Bopper, The Beach Boys, and Crystal Gayle were just a few of his favorites. He loved listening to the Central Coast Fiddlers even most recently., David passed away suddenly, but peacefully at a routine visit to his hospital at the VA Spinal Cord Injury Center in Long Beach, due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis. He is preceded in death by his father Preston Wyatt Shell, and wife, Diane Elaine Shell on July 15, 2009. He is survived by his mother Luella Shell of Santa Maria; brother Gordon Shell (friend Jim) of Oakland CA; son Aaron Shell (Marsha) of Lakewood CA; daughter Heather Campbell (Scott) of Santa Maria; two grandchildren Jeremy and Luke Campbell of Santa Maria; and two loving dogs Peaches and Ginger. Other surviviors include his father-in-law Donald Kester; sisters-in-law Carol Jensen of Melbourne, Australia and Debby Parrish (Tom) of Santa Maria; brother-in-law Frank Freitas of Santa Maria; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as great-aunts and great-uncles., David will always be remembered by his humorous nature, and yet quiet and warm personality. He had a good heart, and was caring about helping others. He brought laughter to our family. His humorous nature, and quiet spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him., A memorial service for David will be held on October 29, 2010 at 10:00am at the Orcutt Presbyterian Church. A burial will follow at the Santa Maria Cemetary in the original section. We will honor both our parents who passed away so suddenly and close together with a reception at their home. If you desire please make a contribution to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the . A Memorial guestbook has been set up in his name at, for friends and family to write a remembrance of him.



Dean R. Drott

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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.



Diaz, Grace E. (Sweet)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Grace E. (Sweet) Diaz ESCONDIDO -- Grace Diaz was born in Hoodriver, Ore., on July 27 1961. She passed away October 15th 2010 at ..... 



Donald Becker

Donald James Becker Resident of Los Altos Hills 77, passed away at home on October 21, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 5, 1933 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and attended elementary school and high school in Waupun, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Marquette University, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. Don and family moved to Los Altos in 1969. He founded Westport Instruments Inc, a manufacturers' representative firm for scientific instruments, specfically the Scanning Electron Microscope. His customers in the Silicon Valley included many of the valley's leading semiconductor and life sciences companies. Don is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Jo; children Steve (Michelle), Mary Becker Kesler (Mike), Dan (Lara), Jeff (Karen), Jean, and Tom (Kristin); and 12 grandchildren- Christopher, Mike, A.J. Becker, Emily and Aaron Kesler, William, Matt, Joe and Sam Becker, Clare and Sean Becker and Colin Pappas, along with countless friends and family whom were blessed to know him. A Rosary Vigil will be held on Thursday, October 28, at 7 P.M. at Spangler's Mortuary in Los Altos. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Church Los Altos at 10 A.M. on Friday October 29. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124.



Donald Wesley Nusser

DONALD WESLEY NUSSER 08/26/1934 Don Nusser 1934-2010, was a Realtor/Broker for 33 years and the owner of Harmony Homes Real Estate, graduated from Modesto High School and Cal UC Berkeley, was active in baseball throughout college and earned a degree in public health. He was a member of the board of realtors, Reomac, and Junior Chamber of Commerce. Don passed away suddenly at home from a massive heart attack. Don and Maxine Nusser were married for 56 years and enjoyed taking cruises and fishing in Alaska, British Columbia, and Mexico. Don was survived by wife, Maxine Nusser from Modesto, California, daughter, Joanie Pettigrew from Loveland, Colorado and Sister, Alberta Martone from Modesto, California. Preceded in death by son, Donnie Nusser from Modesto, California. No Service will be held. He will be missed by many who loved him.



Donald Weston Muir

Donald Weston Muir passed away on Oct. 20, 2010 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo after a brief illness. Don was a retired Navy veteran of WWII and Korea serving as a Missile Techician Chief with Submarine Service., Don (Pop) is survived by his son, Don R. Muir and his wife Linda of Torrance; granddaughters, Michelle and Christina, and their husbands, Doug Armstrong and Michael Bateman respectively; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Evelyn, in 1999., Pop was an avid golfer, collector of old cars and loved watching baseball and college football. He was a loving, generous and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed every day., A chapel service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Camino del Sol Memorial Center and Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard, with burial to follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Camino del Sol, Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C St, Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.



Donally, Frank Edward

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Frank Edward Donally, age77, of Lodi, passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2010. He was born on October 15, 1933, in Walnut ..... 



Donna Clare Bevacqua

Donna Clare Bevacqua, born Aug. 22, 1922 in Longmont, Colo., Donna taught elementary and junior high school for 23 years as a member of the Franciscan Sisters out of Milwaukee, Wis. She continued teaching for eight more years as a lay woman. Many students in Steven's Point, Wis., San Bruno, Calif., and Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma, Calif., were enriched by her enthusiasm for the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the art of Ted De Grazia, to say nothing of her talent at origami. She had a self-deprecating sense of humor and an infectious laugh. The family remembers her as a smiling person who always brought happiness to any occasion., Donna was the loving wife of Richard Bevacqua for 41 years. Richard is a former worker with the Ventura County , and a current volunteer at the Ventura County Medical Center. Donna was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1996, when the couple was living in San Luis Obispo. They moved to Oxnard in 2000 when Donna needed to be placed in a nursing facility. She finished her long struggle with the disease on Oct. 25, 2010, at the Fillmore Convalescent Center where she was given every consideration by the extremely dedicated staff., Donna is survived by her husband, Richard of Santa Paula; sisters, Mary Catherine Skomdahl of Long Beach, Patricia Seckington of Long Beach; sister-in-law, Marlene (Wayne) Lattimer of Ojai; sister-in-law, Gerry Seckington of Long Beach; as well as many nephews and nieces in the Los Angeles, San Diego and Florida areas., The family has asked for donations in Donna's honor to be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 80 North Wood Road, Camarillo, CA 93010., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Donna Dorothy DeVore Priest

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Dora Gutierrez

DORA S. GUTIERREZ 5/5/32 to 10/9/10 Montecito Memorial Park. Viewing 4-8pm, 28th. Services 10am, 29th.



Doris Ann Hus

Loved by family and friends, Doris Ann Hus passed away at home on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 after a brave fight with cancer. She had just celebrated her milestone 80th birthday with family at a party in her honor on September 27., Doris was born in 1930 in Chicago, Ill., and grew up in the Midwest. After high school, Doris attended Indiana University and then began working for the telephone company. In 1952, Doris met Dick Hus while working at Cities Service Gas Co. in Oklahoma City. Doris and Dick were married on July 16, 1953 and enjoyed 57 years together. After a year and a half in Huntsville, Ala., Dick completed his tour of duty in the army. He and Doris moved with their five-month-old daughter to Canoga Park, Calif. By 1962, when the family moved to Thousand Oaks, Doris and Dick had five children. Doris kept busy raising the kids and being involved in school and church activities., In 1972 Doris went back to work and held several positions with local companies over the years, including editorial page editor at the News Chronicle, administrative assistant at Amgen, and proof reader at Sage Publications. Anyone who knows Doris knows she had a love of language and words. Jeopardy was her favorite TV program and she watched it religiously., Always an active person, Doris loved to dance and was a very involved member of the Conejo Valley Cloggers for many years. She also enjoyed bowling, walking, and volunteering. Doris volunteered as an usher at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and served as a member of the Volunteers in Policing program. Her volunteer work at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center gift shop on Friday afternoons was one of her favorite activities., Dick and Doris loved to travel and enjoyed many trips around the United States and to several foreign countries over the years. Spain and New Zealand were two of their favorite destinations. Family was always Doris' heart and soul. She spent many hours visiting and vacationing with her children and grandchildren., She is survived by her husband, Dick Hus; five children, Linda Johnson of Moorpark; Peggy Acosta and her husband Frank of Thousand Oaks; Karen Lindner and her husband Larry of San Diego; Gary Hus and his wife Debbie of San Diego; Pat Hus of Chandler, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, Trevor and Tyler Johnson, Christopher and Jennifer Acosta, Scott and Keith Lindner, Alex and Eric Hus, Jessica, Matthew, and Nicholas Hus; one great-grandchild, Carter Acosta; and one sister, Nancy Red of Houston, Texas., In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' honor may be made to The American Cancer Society or Buena Vista Hospice Care, Inc., 143 Triunfo Canyon Road, #103, Westlake Village, CA 91361, 777-1133., A visitation/prayer service will be held Friday, October 29 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 101 E. Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, (5 - 7 p.m. visitation/7 - 7:30 p.m. prayer service). A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, 496-0222. Please contact Griffin Family Funeral Chapels at 230-2800 for more information.



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.



Dorothy Standfield-Cheney

Dorothy Stanfield-Cheney, 1931-2010, Dorothy Stanfield-Cheney, aka "Dot", 79, died October 21, 2010, with her family by her side. Dorothy was born on June 23, 1931, in Santa Maria, CA. Dorothy graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1949 a few years later married Edward "Bud" Stanfield, with whom she had two sons - Allen and Eddie Stanfield., Dorothy obtained her A.A. degrees in Business Administration and Supervisory Management from Allan Hancock College in 1981. Dorothy made many friends throughout her years working for the City of Santa Maria as a Redevelopment Specialist, Account Clerk, and Director of Relocation., Dorothy was also an avid supporter of her husband and sons at the Santa Maria Speedway. Bud Stanfield was sadly struck by a race car in 1984, and subsequently passed away from those injuries. In memory of Bud, the speedway hosts an annual memorial race, which Dorothy emphatically attended., In 1988, Dorothy wed Ellery Cheney. Dorothy and Ellery were known for enjoying bowling, casinos, and traveling with their friends. Ellery and Dorothy entered the Arroyo Grande Care Center in 2008, six months after which Ellery passed at the center. Dorothy remained there, where she was loved and cared for by wonderful friends and staff., Ultimately, a bad aortic valve took Dorothy's life. Dorothy will be deeply missed for her compassion, her smile, her beautiful singing voice, and most of all, her unconditional love for everyone around her., Dorothy is survived by her sons Allen and Eddie Stanfield; her granddaughters Stacey Anderson and Cassie Campa; her great-grandson Charlie Campa; her brother Bob Garrett and her sister Charlotte Gastineau., Graveside services will be held Friday, October 29, 2010, at 2:00 pm at the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at



Doyle J. Johnson

Born November 27, 1926 in Malvern, Arkansas, the Wilmington resident, passed away in his home on October 23, 2010. A



Dr. Doanld E. Rickabaugh

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E. Allan Conquest

E. Allan Conquest Resident of Mt. View Mar 19, 1929-Oct.23, 2010 Loving husband, father, and grandfather. Married to Constance Conquest (deceased). 4 children Nancy, Bruce (deceased) Sandra, and Lawrence, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Sister Elaine resides in British Columbia, Canada. Private family memorial will held.




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Edna Vairora

Edna Marie Vairora Resident of Redwood City Passed away peacefully in Folsom, CA on October 9, 2010 at the age of 83. Edna was born on April 7, 1927 in Lafayette, Indiana. Edna worked many years as a bookkeeper for the family business. She was loved and cherished by all who knew her. Dearly beloved wife of 63 years to Albert Vairora. Loving mother to Greg Vairora, Ron Vairora and Brad Vairora. Devoted grandmother of Julie Vairora Kelly, Jeff Vairora, Holly Vairora, Corinne Vairora and Renee Vairora. Great grandmother to Alex Hernandez, Angel Molina, Jason Kelly, Jonathan Kelly, Nathan Vairora, Mathew Vairora and Adrian Escamilla. Loving mother-in-law of Annette Vairora and Madelaine Vairora. Beloved sister of the late Forrest Byers. Dear sister-in-law of Alice Vairora Santos and Jean Byers. At her request, there will be no funeral service, only a family gathering at the grave site. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 3841 N. Freeway Blvd. Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95834.



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



Eleanor Alexander

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Elizabeth Ann Ulrich

Ulrich, Elizabeth Ann, of Tustin, CA, passed away at the age of 61 on October 21, 2010 at home, with family members at her side. The Ulrich family wants to sincerely thank everyone who supported Beth through her lung cancer battle with kind thoughts, prayers, phone calls and visits. Beth was a great intellect, a strong woman, a good friend to many and a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt. We will all miss her beyond measure. Beth is survived by parents, (Sara and Larry); brothers, (Tom, Jerry, Jon); 7 nieces and nephews and their extended families. Over the next week, we will inform friends and family of the times and places for Beth's life celebrations in both her home town of Toledo, OH and her adopted home in Tustin, CA. Beth requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, where she was a frequent volunteer (



Elizabeth Torres

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



Elsie Roeandt McDermott

January 13, 1945 - October 21, 2010 



Emma Melissa

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Ernest Allen Bridwell

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:11 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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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.



Estella Morosco

Estella Morosco Resident of San Jose Estella Morosco passed away peacefully on October 24, 2010 at the age of 93. She was born on Nov. 29, 1916 in Mountain View, CA to John and Augustina Blasquez, originally from Spain. She met Paul and they were married on March 24, 1940. She was a kind and gentle woman who loved cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Estella was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years. She is survived by: Children: Barbara (Bruce), Ron (Cindy) and Marlene. Grandchildren: James (Priscilla), Steve (Joanne), Stacy, Jason (Sara), Chris and Michael (Stephanie). Great Grandchildren: Gina, Holly, Vaennessa, Michael, Brandon, Joe, Marisa, Macey and Michael. Brothers: Santos and Frank, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is loved and will be missed by all. She was preceded in death by her Brothers/Sister: John, Mary, Paul and Augustine. Family and Friends are invited to attend a visitation from 5-7 PM and Rosary at 7 PM on Thursday 10/28 at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. Mass will be held on Friday 10/29 at 11 AM at St. Christopher Church, 1576 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln St., Santa Clara. Condolences may be offered at www.



Esther O. Avery

Esther O. Avery, 90, of Burney died Tuesday at Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney annex. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Burney Chapel (335-2247).



Eugene L. "Gene" Bui

Eugene "Gene" L. Bui Eugene "Gene" L. Bui, 74 was born in Redding, CA on September 5, 1936. He was the son of Elmer and Marguerite Nixon and had two brothers, John and Norman Nixon. Gene graduated from Shasta High, Shasta College and Chico State and worked as a probation officer for over 40 years. Gene loved his 1929 fire truck, playing his trumpet and dancing with his wife. Gene helped create the Redding Teen Center and was selected Redding's Man of the Year in the mid 1960's. Gene passed away on October 20, 2010 in Redding. He is survived by his wife of eleven years, Madelaine Bui; his daughter Bettina Cagwin, son David Bui, step-sons Patrick and Gregory Johnson; grandchildren Matthew Bui, Wyatt Bui and Tanner Cagwin, and his brother John T. Nixon. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Lawncrest Chapel, 1522 E. Cypress Ave. Redding, CA 96002 (530-222-1587). Please sign the guestbook at



Eugene LaBlond

Eugene "Gene" LaBlond passed away on October 21, 2010 at the age of 86. Gene is one of the rare California natives, born in Whittier, Calif. on September 14, 1924 to Joseph Jean and Theresa Margaret (Tuma) LaBlond. Gene attended Whittier High School, Whittier College and the University of Southern California where he played for the Trojans and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Football was his sport and his favorite teams were the Trojans and anyone playing the Bruins. Gene always had a smile for each person that he met. With that smile he touched your heart; if not his smile his large calming hands made you feel at home. It was on a blind date that he met Cecilia M. Poirier to whom he was married for almost 37 years before her passing in 1997. Gene and Cecilia lived in Whittier for the first few years of their life together before settling in LaHabra to raise their family and continue their adventure. After Cecilia's passing, Gene re-kindled love with his childhood sweetheart, Louise Bishop Hearn. They reconnected at their 55th high school reunion. It didn't take long for Gene to realize that there was a new beginning and he retired to the Valley where he and Louise made Chaparral Country Club their home for the last 12 years. Gene's priorities have always been faith, family and friends. He always strived to give back to his community and country by remaining active until Alzheimer's gained ground. Gene was in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Rall, which was kamakazied. He was active in his home parishes of Our Lady of Guadalupe (LaHabra) and Sacred Heart (Palm Desert). Gene was a member of the Whittier Reserve Police Force, a member of the LaHabra City Planning Commission and active on the board at Chaparral with landscaping and security. For business, Gene remained the essence of a true entrepreneur. As a young man, Gene worked in the Orange Groves lighting smudge pots to keep the trees from freezing. He worked in medical sales before opening a restaurant in Riverside. After selling the restaurant, Gene went into real estate where he stayed active for nearly 30 years as an investor, in sales and as a broker. Customers became more than a commission, they were friends. No matter the role, Gene always placed others first. In our family, Gene was always the silent caregiver ruling with patience and a laid back California attitude. He cared for his mother-in-law through Alzheimer's and Cecilia through cancer and ALS. He did his best to make sure that Louise was cared for and comfortable when he was no longer able. He was always an example to his child and made sure that each knew they were loved for who they are as an individual. Gene is survived by his son, Clark of Jacksonville, Fla.; step-children, Mike Hearn (Jeri) and Tish Riley (Rich); along with his extended family of grand-children, Zach and Kendall Fuller, Allen Riley and great-grandchildren, Hannah and Mallory Fuller. We would like to thank the staff at Brighton Gardens for all that they have done to make Gene smile since he was placed in their caring hands. There will be a mass said in Gene's honor. His family asks that donations be made in his name to any of the following: Odyssey Hospice (71-777 San Jacinto Dr, Suite 102, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270), Friends of Jacksonville Animals ( or Sacred Heart Church (43-775 Deep Canyon Rd, Palm Desert, CA, 92260). Arrangements are being handled by Fitzhenry-Weiffels, Palm Desert.



Eugene Richard Krautheim

Eugene Krautheim passed away at his residence in Petaluma with his family at his side on October 24, 2010. Devoted husband of 50 years to Charlene Krautheim. Loving father of Stephen Krautheim (Christine) and Michael Krautheim. Cherished grandfather of Samantha, Rebecca, Kaitlyn and Leanne Krautheim. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a native of Marin and a 55 year member of the Carpenters Union Local #35 of San Rafael, CA. He enjoyed teaching the students of Petaluma High School where he volunteered for the Construction Technology Program. Mr. Krautheim was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors, but his greatest joy was travelling the world with his wife. He was 73 years of age. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato, CA. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk Street, Petaluma. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the, , Diabetes Research or to Hospice of Petaluma.



Evelyn (Ahlman) Cozzolino

Passed away peacefully on October 22, 2010. "Evy" was born Evelyn Louise Ahlman, the eldest of four children, to Louise and Albert Ahlman in the small country town of Hadar, Nebraska on January 24, 1916. Evy graduated from Norfolk High (NE) in 1934. During the depression in 1938, she applied and was accepted for a government job with the newly formed Social Security System, first in Baltimore and then Washington, D.C. A year and a half later, she chose to transfer to Santa Rosa, California. Evy arrived by train at the Santa Rosa Railroad Square Depot in the summer of 1940. Weeks later she met Alessio (Les) Bettini at a dance at Rio Nido. They married, and during those years, Evy was a busy stay-at-home mother and a strong supporter and member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church both as a Sunday school teacher and a member of Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She remained a member for 70 years. Evy returned to work at the California State Department of Forestry for eleven years. Les passed away in 1974, and six years later she met and married Joseph Cozzolino. Joe and Evy spent 26 happy years together traveling in a variety of RVs and spending the year between Santa Rosa and Yuma, AZ. Evy will be deeply missed. She will be remembered for her love of having fun and her no nonsense mid-west attitude toward life. She is survived by her sister, Jean Werner, of Nebraska; four children: Steve Bettini of Santa Cruz, Suzanna Bettini of New York, Catherine (Bettini) and Joe Capitani of Santa Rosa, Cynthia Bettini and Phil (McAdams) of Vallejo; grand-daughters, Elaina and Jessica, and five great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service is scheduled on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave. in the chapel. Friends welcome. Donations in Evelyn Cozzolino's name welcome at:, , 1211 North Dutton Ave. Ste. A, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. or 707-573-1210. Arrangements under the care of: SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN AND LANCE CHAPEL. 545-3747



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Evelyn Frances Shaw

EVELYN FRANCES SHAW 12/14/1937 - 8/29/2010 "Nona" left us peacefully on 8/29/10 in San Francisco after a long and feisty battle with stage four lung cancer. Evelyn passed away in her beloved San Francisco where she was proudly born and raised. She is predeceased by her parents Arthur Shaw and Katherine Ross. She is survived by her brother, Frank Shaw of Petaluma, her beloved best friend Buzzy and numerous close friends. Evelyn will be especially missed by Marilyn and her children, Julian, Gabriel and Marcelo, who adoringly and affectionately considered her their Nona. Evelyn attended St. Paul's High School in San Francisco and went to work in the book binding industry. She remained happily retired in San Francisco until her passing. She was an engaging soul with a quick wit and pleasing sense of humor. She always enjoyed a good time with good friends and never declined a party invitation! Evelyn expressed an opinion about anything that was discussed and was always eager to share that opinion with whoever would listen. Her laugh was infectious and her loyalty was undying. She is a person who will always be remembered by the people who loved her and who appreciated her kindness and support. Family and friends would like to thank the medical staff at San Francisco General Hospital for their kind and professional care during Evelyn's final journey. In accordance to Evelyn's wishes, a Celebration of Her Life will be held at 245 Chattanooga St., San Francisco on 10/30/2010 from the hours of 2 to 6 pm. Please come and share your cherished memories, stories, (and especially laughs) of Evelyn's life.



Evelyn G. Johnson

Evelyn G. Johnson, 93, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif. passed away October 23, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. of cancer. She was born November 27, 1916 to Neal H. Graham and Carrie L. Robbins in Alabama. She married Gerald H. Johnson on July 24, 1936 in Tulsa, Okla. She was a housewife, Mother and Grandmother. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, H. Ann Laird of Red Lodge, Mont.; sons, Carl H. Johnson (Mary) of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Edward G. Johnson of Desert Hot Springs; granddaughter, Rachel Visinoni of Campbell, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald H. Johnson, who passed Nov. 3, 1985. She was active in Civic organizations in Burbank, Calif., which include Army Mothers & Wives Club, Women's Council, and she was awarded Woman of the Year in 1974 in Burbank, Calif. She was included in the World's Who's Who of Women in 1978 and appeared in the 1973-1974 edition of Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Calif. Donation's may be made in Evelyn's name to the Desert Cancer Foundation, Palm Desert. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries



Evelyn L. Shaw

Evelyn L. Shaw, 87, of Redding died Saturday at Willow Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



Evelyn Taylor

Evelyn M. Taylor (Educator) Resident of Foster City Jan. 7, 1923 - Oct. 23, 2010 Evelyn M. Taylor passed away on October 23, 2010 due to complications with dementia and parkinson's. Evelyn was an Educator and Maverick. She lived her life for the betterment of others. The programs and organizations she started or participated in have provided help to millions of people. Evelyn was born in Austin Texas, She obtained her Masters of Arts Degree from the University of San Francisco. Evelyn has been presented with many awards, Most notable are her nominations into San Mateo County's Women's Hall of Fame and her Congressional Recognition award. One of her proudest moments was the inception of Samaritan House in which she was one of the co-founders. Evelyn spent her entire teaching career, which began in 1966, in the San Mateo County Elementary School District, as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal. In the Mid-70's Evelyn was elected and served three terms as President of the San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association. Evelyn is survived by her loving and devoted children Paul Taylor of Foster City, Laurie Hagen of Cameron Park, brother Dr. Tom Manning of El Paso Texas, grandson Paul Taylor Jr. of San Mateo, and great grand-daughter Destiny Taylor of Foster City. Friends and family may visit on Thursday, October 28th from 3m until 9pm with a Funeral Service on Friday, October 29th at 10:30am all at the Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Chapel 977 S. El Camino Real. Interment Service at Skylawn Memorial Park. Reception to follow.




HAWKS, FLORENCE G. Poway, CA. Feb. 24, 1924 - Oct. 24, 2010 Oct. 28, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101




Frances Florine Johnson (Lewellen) Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, peacefully passed away October 7, 2010, after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was 80. "Fran" was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald H. Brock and Thomas R. Johnson, son Brian K. Brock, grandson Aaron A. Blackhurst, mother Myrtle E. Lewellen, (Doshire), father Walter L. Lewellen, sister Ora Mae Sandifer and brother, Theodore Lewellen. Fran was born in Temple Texas January 1, 1930. Fran had a remarkable life, and family was the single most important thing in her life. She loved her children, and her grandchildren, without reservation and was loved the same by all of us. She was sweet, loving, generous and caring person and the hole left in this world by her passing will be felt by many. She is survived by her son, Robert B Brock (Beene), daughter Donna Messic, grandchildren Ranae Scarbrough and Cody Brock. A Memorial Celebration will be held October 30th at Fran's home in Novato CA. Attended by family and close friends., Frances Florine Johnson (Lewellen) Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, peacefully passed away October 7, 2010, after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was 80. "Fran" was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald H. Brock and Thomas R. Johnson, son Brian K. Brock, grandson Aaron A. Blackhurst, mother Myrtle E. Lewellen, (Doshire), father Walter L. Lewellen, sister Ora Mae Sandifer and brother, Theodore Lewellen. Fran was born in Temple Texas January 1, 1930. Fran had a remarkable life, and family was the single most important thing in her life. She loved her children, and her grandchildren, without reservation and was loved the same by all of us. She was sweet, loving, generous and caring person and the hole left in this world by her passing will be felt by many. She is survived by her son, Robert B Brock (Beene), daughter Donna Messic, grandchildren Ranae Scarbrough and Cody Brock. A Memorial Celebration will be held October 30th at Fran's home in Novato CA. Attended by family and close friends.




FRANCISCO MONTEJANO, JR. Age 40, resident of Moreno Valley, CA for 20 years, passed away October 18, 2010. Francisco was born in Los Angeles, CA. He was a self-employed carpenter for 22 years and enjoyed spending time with family, friends and traveling. Francisco is survived by his wife, Leyda; parents, Francisco & Maria Montejano; siblings, Maria, Alma, Gloria, Moises, Natali & James; children, Micielle; nieces & nephews, Marisol, Isabella, Alexandros & Jess; step-children, Richard Jr. & Derek. Funeral Service October 30, 2010, at 2pm at Mt. View Mortuary. Arrangements Entrusted To MT. VIEW MORTUARY (909) 882-2943



Farrell Edith Wasmann

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Felipe Vega

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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.



Florentina O. Adviento

Of Gardena, passed away October 21, 2010, at the age of 73. She was born February 23, 1937 in the Philippines. Mrs. Adviento is survived by her daughter, Winona (Nick) Cuaresma; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Kyle Cuaresma; sisters, Demetria and Florentia; and by brother, Rudolfo. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 3pm in the mortuary chapel, with interment to follow in Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at



Francis L. Sawyer

Mr. Francis L. Sawyer of Lemoore passed away on Friday August 1, 2010 at the age of 92., Born in Hanford, CA in 1918, He was the 2nd generation born in Kings County. His father was born at the settlement of Kingston in 1876., As a boy growing up in Armona, Ca. he was the first paperboy for the Republican newspaper run by Mr. Adams. Also for extra money, he would gather up turtles from the sloughs and he would sell them to China town for twenty-five cents each, big money in the twenties., He graduated from Armona Elementary and then Hanford High, class of 1936. While in high school he was able to get started a cooking class for boys and after graduation went to work in the Fruit Caning houses and then at the Johnson garage in Armona, CA. Opened a Welding business in 1947, as a welder with partner Kay Taylor in Lemoore at Bellise Corner (41 and Hanford Armona Rd). In 1958 relocated the shop to Halls Corner, while continuing to help the farmers of the Kings County area as Sawyers Machine Shop for over the next 48 years. Other projects done around the community like; he was the builder of the stadium seats at Hanford High's east campus stadium, Lemoore High's old pool, the flag pole at the Sara Mooney Museum, built Crisp Warehouse in Stratford, CA. and also some jobs for NAS Lemoore base., He married Ruth Taylor in April of 42 and they were together for 60 years and had two children Ronald and Phyllis. Phyllis had one son, Charles. Ronald had three kids, they are Ronnie, Brigette, Trudy and by marriage Lisa and Mark. The six grand kids gave him 16 great and 8 great-great grand kids., He was also a past Master and life member of the Eagles Lodge #2735 of Lemoore and was on their traveling bowling team, while also on bowling teams at the KC Bowl for many years and they nicknamed him Saw, and a long time member of the Central Union Grange. He loved family but also liked to play cards, go fishing and deer hunting, and being outside with his dogs., Preceded in death by father Joseph, mother Grace, four brothers, his son Ronald in 1998 and then his wife Ruth, of 60 years, in 2002. He is survived by his daughter Phyllis Duncil, daughter-in-law Mary Sawyer and the grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren., A memorial reception will be held at the Lemoore Senior Citizen's Center at 18th and Iona Ave. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from noon to 4 p.m., Instead of sending flowers, you can donate to the Adventist Hospice, 460 Kings County Drive, Hanford, CA 93230. It will help others in their time of need., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



Franciska Weinberg

FRANCISKA WEINBERG Beloved mother and grandmother, cherished friend, and dedicated physician, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2010. She was 86 years old. Born on July 9, 1924 in Lodz, Poland to Max and Gustava Herzberg. Throughout her life, Franciska demonstrated a commitment to achieving her dreams, offering compassion to others, and living life with gratitude. A Holocaust survivor, during WWII she escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto, helped the Polish Partisans translate communications from London, and was ultimately, deported to a labor camp. She began her medical studies at Poznan University in Poland and later emigrated to Israel in 1950 to complete her medical studies at Jerusalem University, specializing in pediatrics and anesthesiology. In Israel, she met her beloved husband Kurt Weinberg and together they enjoyed 40 years of marriage. She and Kurt relocated to London, then New York, and settled in San Francisco in 1961. For the last 23 years of Franciskas career, she practiced medicine at the Student Health Center of San Francisco State University. She had a deep love of the visual and performing arts, and exploring new cultures through extensive travel throughout the world. She is remembered lovingly by her children Andrew Weinberg and Sharon Weinberg, her daughter-in-law Lynn Offenhartz, and her grandchildren Elana Olson, Elijah Olson, and Rachel Weinberg, and friends. Services will be held on Wednesday, (TODAY) October 27TH at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Home of Peace Cemetery, 1299 El Camino Real in Colma. Interment to follow services.



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.,



Genevieve E. Novo

GENEVIEVE E. NOVO DEC 18, 1912 - OCT 25, 2010 A funeral service will be held 1:00pm Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at Turlock Funeral Home Chapel, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park. 



George A. Parker

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Gerald Glasper

Gerald Lance Glasper, 41 of Arlington Virginia died Friday October 15, 2010 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he was the son of Adelanto Mayor Charley B. Glasper and the Late Daisy Mae Glasper., Former Marine and Senior Construction Project Manager, Gerald was a devoted Son, brother, father, uncle and Friend. He touched the lives of many and always made time for his friends. He will be missed by all., Those left to cherish his memory are his father Charley and his wife Evelyn Glasper, of Adelanto, California, brother Patrick and his wife Melissa Glasper of Arlington, Virginia, nephew Nicolai and his mother Carla Glasper of Fredricksburg, Virginia, and his beloved daughters Sariyah and Raine, and their mother Molly Glasper of Eureka, California. He also leaves to mourn him, his grandmother Mrs. Veola King of Shreveport, LA and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins, from Illinois, Missouri, California, and Louisiana. He was loved by many, family and friends alike, and touched the lives of so many more. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother Daisy., Visitation and viewing was held Friday, October 22 at Murphy's Funeral Home in Arlington, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on October 28, at the Gate Church of the High Desert, 11783 Amethyst Road, Victorville, CA. Gerald will be laid to rest at Desert View Memorial Park, in Victorville, California, a city he once called home., A memorial fund is being established. Donations, in lieu of flowers, would greatly be appreciated. You may send your donations to the following address:, The Gerald Glasper Memorial Fund, c/o Potomac Construction Group, 1617 Swann Street NW Unit #2, Washington, DC 20009., All inquiries concerning Gerald's memorial service should be directed to Hall Memorial Chapel, Phone: 760-245-6200.



Gladys Gagos Crane Burke

GLADYS GAGOS CRANE BURKE APR 27, 1921 - OCT 19, 2010 Leaving husband John T. Burke; son Gregory; and grandsons, Jonathon & Jason Burke. Graveside service 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30 at Acacia Memorial Park, 801 Scenic Dr., Modesto, CA. Memorial service 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31 at First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA. Arrangements by Franklin & Downs.



Glen Beneda

GLEN E. BENEDA, 86, of Lompoc who died Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Cottage Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Morturay.



Goldie Worner Beling Reeser

GOLDIE WORNER BELING REESER NOV 1917 ~ OCT 2010 Goldie Reeser was called home by her Lord and Savior at the age of 92 on October 22, 2010 in Turlock, California. Goldie was a native of Great Bend, ND, and graduated from Hankinson High School in Hankinson, ND. After her father's death, Goldie's mother moved the family to Van Nuys, CA where she met Wilson Bill'' Reeser at the Van Nuys Missionary Church and they were married January 1, 1938. In 1952, Bill and Goldie moved to Denair, CA where they had a small dairy. Goldie was a housewife and had the task of raising three sons. She and Bill enjoyed traveling the world after his retirement. She had been a member of the Van Nuys Missionary Church, Denair Missionary Church and the Turlock Evangelical Free Church (Crossroads). Goldie and Bill also did missionary work in the Philippines. Goldie was preceded in death by her husband Bill and her brothers Calvin Beling and Willard Beling. She is survived by her sons Larry (Loretta) Reeser, Tom (Gwendy) Reeser both of Turlock, and Dale (Cindy) Reeser of Calistoga, CA. She has eight grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. There was a private memorial service for the family members. Remembrances can be made to Turlock Christian Schools, P.O. Box 1540, Turlock, CA 95381. Arrangements were entrusted to Allen Mortuary. Please share your memories at, ALLEN MORTUARY



Gregory Harold Bullis

Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.



Gregory Robert Boverson

Greg Boverson went to be with the Lord in heaven, Oct. 21, 2010., He was born in Santa Maria to Alice Constance James-Boverson and Harry Robert Cota Boverson. Greg was a proud Vietnam Vet and served in the U.S. Air Force. When he came home from the war, he married his beloved Vickie Lee Boverson on June 26, 1971 in Santa Barbara. Together they had four children. There were good times, bad times and sad times, but this family always made it through everything together., Greg started in construction, then went on to be a business agent and soon became secretary of treasure for the Teamsters Local 186 in Carpinteria. After his term as secretary, he moved on to Teamsters Local 420 in Los Angeles where he was lucky enough to retire at age 55., He was an avid member of both the Moose and Elks Lodges. He enjoyed the accomplishments of all the different positions at the Elks Lodge for which he became the Exulted Ruler. There was nothing he wouldn't do for his friends in Santa Ynez where he spent most of his time with his longtime friend and companion, Martha Castillo., Greg loved to ride his Harley as much as possible with his best friend Rudy Pino (who was like a brother to him). Along the way, he shared his deep passion for riding with many other friends out on the open country roads. He loved to take his kids camping and to the beach. He also enjoyed the holidays spent with his family. He was ALWAYS there when you needed him!, Greg will be so dearly missed by all who loved him, especially his children: Deborah, Lisa, Christina and beloved son Gregory Scott Boverson, and grandchildren: Hanna, Austin, Zachary, Justin and Lexi. We will all miss singing with him: Oh Lord its Hard to be Humble and all the great family times we shared. You will be missed Dad, but we know you are at peace now with the Lord., A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in the chapel at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr., Ventura, CA 93003. Phone: 642-8134. A celebration of life will follow at the Moose Lodge in Oak View., God saw you getting tired; and a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in His loving arms and whispered, Come with Me. He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend, He faced his pain with courage, until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us, but his fight was not in vain, God took him to His loving home and freed him from his pain.



Guadalupe A. "Lupe" Perez

Guadalupe "Lupe" A. Perez, 84, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital from a sudden stroke. She is survived by her children: Anita, Lupe, Victoria, George, Christine, Robert and Theresa; 28 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; many friends and neighbors. Born on April 29, 1926 and raised in Oro Grande, CA, the daughter of Bernardo and Luz Alvarez, she was a lifelong resident of Redondo Beach. In her early years, Mrs. Alvarez along with her soulmate George B. Perez owned their family restaurant "The Spanish Inn Cafe" in Hermosa Beach. Lupe was also involved in her community by contributing her time and efforts to the Redondo Beach schools and hosting the city voting poll for years. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach with a private burial where she will be reunited with her lifelong partner, George B. Perez of 65 years. Please sign the guestbook at



Gurdev Kaur

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HETHERINGTON, James Samuel Jim Hetherington of Sequim, Washington passed away on the 2nd of September 2010 at his home in Sequim. Jim was born on January 6, 1930 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Jim worked as a lineman for the phone company in Philadelphia until he enlisted in the United States Air Force in December 1950.



Harding Lee

Lee, Harding November 30, 1920 - October 22, 2010 Harding Lee passed away peacefully on October 22nd. He is survived by his wife Linda; sons Scott, Michael, Kenneth, David and Tracy; daughters-in-law Isabel, Barbara, Sunny, Laura, and Jean; ten grandchildren, and many extended relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed. Flowers are welcomed or donations to the following charities: American Heart Association , Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, Hollywood Hills (800) 204-3131



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,



Hazel Myklak

HAZEL MAE MYKLAK Age 80, resident of Riverside, CA for 39 years, passed away Oct. 21, 2010 at Community Care & Rehab Center in Riverside, CA. Hazel was born Feb. 21, 1930 in Faltlick, KY. She was a Cosmetic Consultant for J.C. Penney for 10 years, retiring from May Co. after 25 years of service. Hazel is survived by her daughter, Donna L. DeVoe of Riverside; sons, John M. Myklak of Garden Grove and Rodney K. Myklak of Tustin; brothers, Jim Carnes of Indiana and Tom Ray Carnes of Kentucky; sisters, Betty Baker of Kentucky and Irene Collins of Indiana; 4 grandchildren. Visitation 10/29, from 4-8pm and 10/30 from 4-8pm with Funeral on 11/1 from 10-11am at Arlington Mortuary. Committal Service to follow at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #5 at 12 noon. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648



Helen Parshootto

Helen Parshootto Resident of San Bruno, CA 1933-2010 On October 23, 2010 in the company of her husband and 2 daughters. Helen is survived by her husband Alex, Irene and Steve Zarwell, Susanne Linnane, grandchildren Brendan and Ashley, Brother Nick and Carol Docan and their children. Friends are invited to attend Panihida (Wake) 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 27, 2010 and the Funeral Service at 10:00am Thursday, October 28, 2010. Both will be held at the Church of All Russian Saints, 744 El Camino Real, Burlingame. Interment Serbian Cemetery, Colma. Arrangements by Crosby -N. Gray & Co. 2 Park Road Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617



Herb Richards

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



Herbert "Pete" Foss

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Herman Davis De La Cruz

Herman Davis De La Cruz, Herman Davis De La Cruz born of Chrispin De La Cruz and Ida Mea Davis on August, 21, 1929 in Petersburg, Alaska., Survived by wife of 53 years Rosita Solorio De La Cruz, daughter Christina De La Cruz, son Charles Matthew De La Cruz, Grandchildren David De La Cruz and Kristy Crow of Salinas, Francisco Rodriguez & Lupe Cantu of Guadalupe, Desire De La Cruz Davis & husband Jeff of GA, Renee De La Cruz, Emily Rose Kahn De La Cruz and 5 grandsons, 6 granddaughters, 6 great grandchildren, numerous godchildren, nieces, & nephews, 2 sisters Millie Dazo, Frances De La Cruz, nephew Ricardo & wife Leann Abadia, Chris Diaz & Angel Dazo and wife Lisa. He also has numerous cousins in Alaska & Seattle, WA. Herman worked in agriculture for 60 years, 20 of those years he worked for John Ingels where he traveled all over California and Arizona. He retired as inspector for USDA State & Federal. Herman loved sports not only watching but he played hard ball for the City of Santa Maria. He loved listening to his Jazz for those of you that knew him know that was a 24/7 thing. He was a 49er fan, he loved BBQing, sports, drinking & dancing & loved going to the Moose every Friday for dinner. He was a wonderful, devoted husband and awesome father, and the best grandfather. He was full of life and laughter sharing and spreading his gift with everyone he ever encountered in his life. He had a calming smile and was full of wisdom to share to anyone who needed it. He was surrounded by all those who loved and cared for him at the end of his adventure and he will live in our hearts forever., A Rosary will be held Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, October 29, 2010 at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church at 3:30 pm., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Hollis Logue Jr.

Hollis Logue Jr., 90, died of heart failure Sept. 20, 2010, in San Jose, Calif., while watching the 49ers game on television. He was an architect best known for his 1965 Terminal C at the San Jose airport. 



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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Idalina D. Ferreira

IDALINA D. FERREIRA MAY 1, 1929 - OCT 22, 2010 Age 81, passed away in Merced, CA. She was born in Monte, Pico, Azores. She was a Line worker for a poultry company for 20 years and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church both in Turlock, she enjoyed spending time with family especially her grandchildren. Survived by husband Manuel F. Ferreira of 53 years of Hilmar; sons-four, Renato M. Ferreira of San Jose, Isolino M. Ferreira and his wife Laura of Angels Camp, Fernando A. Ferreira and his wife Debbie of Turlock and Paul L. Ferreira and his wife Victoria of Hilmar; daughter Maria F. Nascimento and her husband Joe of Hilmar; sisters-three, Ana Silva of Turlock, Isabel Silva and Maria Leal, both of Canada; 15 grandchildren; and 4 great-granddaughters. Visitation from 2PM-8PM, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, Combined Rosary and Mass 10AM, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will be at N. Hilmar District Cemetery. Service under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service.,



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



Ivaldi, Eugene Carl

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Eugene Carl Ivaldi longtime resident of Fremont Eugene Carl Ivaldi, entered peacefully into rest October 24, 2010 at his home in Fremont, CA. Born .....



Ivan V. Larson Jr.

Ivan V. Larson Jr., was born in October 1925 in Pingdu, Shantung, China, to missionary parents and went to be with his Lord Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in San Luis Obispo. He was saved at age seven and was a Southern Baptist minister for 68 years. Ivan is survived by his wife, Mamie; sons David and Timothy; daughter, SaraRuth Pearce; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Jean; and son, Daniel Paul. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at First Baptist Church, 1900 Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos. In lieu of flowers, Ivan would appreciate donations to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach




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Jacqueline Packard Moore Jacqueline Moore, wife of the late W.R. Moore, passed away October 20, 2010 in Chandler, AZ, at the age of 96. She was born January 23, 1914 in E. Wenatchee, WA to Augustus and Esther Packard, the second of six children. She graduated from Washington State University in 1937, with honors in Botany and membership in the Phi Sigma Honor Society. From 1936 to 1939 Jackie made many trips to the Seven Devils Mts. of ID., where she did plant collections for the college and the USFS. She made more than 400 collections and was the first to find and document 18 new species of plants. Jackie and Bill married in 1939 in Swansonville, WA and started their married life on a fire lookout near Avery, ID. Bill joined the Border Patrol that year and they moved to Sanderson, TX. By 1942 they were transferred to Fort Missoula, MT as staff at a detention camp for German and Italian seamen. Between 1943 and 1950, Jackie was mostly in Spokane, WA. In Jan. 1951 they moved to Novato where Jackie lived for the next 60 years. During this time she was a very active member of the community: a Girl Scout leader for 8 years, a teacher at Olive School for 18 years, and the director of the Novato History Museum for 13 years. Jackie was a charter member of the United Novato Methodist church. She was affiliated with the Republican Women, Descendents of the Mayflower, Colonial Dames, DAR, and the Eastern Star. She is survived by sister Pamela Love of WA, daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Leslie of Davis Creek, CA, son and daughter-in-law Bill and Nancy Moore of Phoenix, AZ, grandchildren Will and Jim Leslie and Lisa and Kristy Moore, great grandchildren Sydney, Sean, and William Leslie. Grave side services will be held at Valley Memorial Park on November 3rd at 1:00 PM, followed by a reception at the United Methodist Church in Novato. Memorial donations may be given, in Jackie's name, to your favorite charity or local school. Jackie loved Life, Nature, Friends and most of all Family She will be missed.




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FEARNLEY, JERRY DAVID Jerry David Fearnley born August 3, 1928, died October 18, 2010 of Esophageal cancer. Jerry was the devoted and beloved husband of 38 years to Marilyn; father of Kathy and Tim (Jodi); grandfather of Corwin (Tanya) and Colin; great-grandfather of Jaidyn and Carter; brother of Janet (Jack) and uncle to Debbie, Carla, Janet, Cassie and Tamara. Jerry retired from the San Diego Union Tribune after 43 years as a Journeyman Pressman (GCIU). The family is grateful for the compassionate care given by the Doctors and staff at Sharp Memorial Hospital, Balboa Convalescence and Rehab and Sharp Hospice. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4335 Van Dyke Ave., San Diego, CA 92105.




STRINGER, JOAN G. Carlsbad Jan. 17, 1957 - Oct. 25, 2010 Vigil Oct. 27, 2010 7:00 P.M. Mass Oct. 28, 2010 10:00 A.M. At St. Francis Church in Vista Allen Brothers Mortuary, Vista 




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SHEFFIELD, JOHN M. of Chula Vista, Ca. April 4,1931 - October 15, 2010 For information call Wms San Diego Memorial Chapel (619) 692-3090 




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MARACLE, JOHNNY RAY of San Diego 10/19/1967 - 10/15/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100 




MARQUEZ, JOSE "PEPE" Jose "Pepe" Marquez, of Glendale, CA, passed away on October 23, 2010. Born on August 5, 1936, the only son of Ramon and Elisa Marquez. He was preceded in death by his father Ramon. Survived by his wife, Elsa Marquez, of 50 years; his sons Ramon and Anthony, three grandchildren, mother Elisa, sisters Eloisa (Bay) Vasquez and Teresa (Teri) Marquez, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Pepe attended Memorial Jr. High in San Diego, CA, and at the age of 15, joined the International Printers Union and remained a loyal member in good standing for 59 years until his demise. Pepe will be missed dearly. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Glendale, CA, on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Glendale.




MITTS, JOSEPH PATRICK March 13, 1932 to Oct. 23, 2010 CDR Joseph Patrick Mitts, USN (Ret) of Mira Mesa died on October 23, 2010, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. His loving family was by his side. Born in Great Falls, MT, on March 13, 1932, Commander Mitts attended schools in Montana, California and Wyoming. He enlisted in the Navy in 1949 from Casper, WY. Commander Mitts was commissioned as a "mustang" Supply Corps officer in 1956. His 25-year naval career included service during the Korean conflict, and two tours in the, . He was awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, China Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal with two stars. Following retirement in 1975, Joseph and his family moved to Rancho Bernardo. He was employed as assistant purchaser for San Diego County while working toward his bachelors and law degrees. He practiced law in the San Diego area, and received an award from the San Diego Bar Assn. for work done on behalf of clients of incapacitated and disabled attorneys. Joseph loved his family, his children and grandchildren, and his dogs. He especially loved the sea and time in the service of his country. He married Roberta Hope Mitts in 1984. He also is survived by his sister Sandra Yoffie of San Rafael, CA; his daughter Kathleen Coles of Pittsfield, MA; his sons and their spouses: Joseph (Pat) and Kathy Mitts of Las Vegas, NV; Sean and Lorraine Mitts of Brewster, NY; and Kevin and Marybeth Mitts of Lenox, MA; two stepsons, Isreal Nahsohn of Napa, CA, and Adi Nahsohn of Temecula, CA; eight grandchildren, Brooke Nahsohn of San Diego, Corey Mitts of Las Vegas, Connor and Kyle Mitts of Brewster, NY, Alex and Jacob Coles of Pittsfield, MA, and Margaret, Elizabeth and Katherine Mitts of Lenox, MA. Three step-grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Francis Mitts of Kalamazoo, MI. A, Burial at sea will be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his honor be made to the Navy-Marines Corps Relief Society of San Diego, PO Box 8103, San Diego, CA 92136-8103.




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101 Years Old Josephine Leos, passed away in her hometown of Los Banos on October 23rd, 2010. She was 101 years old. Josephine enjoyed being very active in many organizations. She was a proud member of the St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph's Altar Society, Madonna Del Carmine, Sons of Italy, Golden Agers, and the United Ancient Order of Druids. Josephine was past Grand Arch Druidess of Los Banos, Past Grand Arch Druidess of California and Nevada, past President of Los Banos Native Daughters of California, past President of Ladies Auxiliary VFW, and a member of the Show Folks of America. Josephine (Noni) loved spending time with her family and friends. Noni never knew a stranger and always greeted people with a smile and comforting way that endeared her to all. She especially loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Josephine was a great cook, and it gave her great pleasure to share her meals with friends and family. She loved to travel, and among her favorite places to visit were Italy, Greece and Hawaii. In earlier days, Josephine loved to go to "The City", where as a young woman, she and her two daughters would catch the "Owl" to San Francisco to enjoy their shopping and favorite places to eat. Josephine loved to sing. Even at 101 she would entertain her friends and family in song. Two of her favorite songs to sing were "God Bless America" and "I left my heart in San Francisco". Josephine was a loving and generous person, with a heart of gold. Josephine once said, "If you've got a good life, you want to live it" ...and she certainly did just that ! Josephine is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Marie Chettero from Sapanaro-Grumento Nova, Italy; loving husband, Louis Leos; four borthers: John, Jim Pasqual, and Joseph Chettero; and two sons-in-law, Manuel "Cardy" Cardoza and Bill Hume. Josephine is survived by her two daughters: LaVerne Cardoza of Los Banos, and Sophie Hume of Dos Palos; four grandchildren: Jayne Cesario and husband Chris of Modesto, Sharon Hogan and husband Steve of Los Banos, Louis Cardoza of Los Banos, and Bill Hume and wife Karen of Fresno; six great grandchildren: Anthony and Kristin Cesario of Modesto, Alexis and Lucas Cardoza of Los Banos, and Isabella and Leyton Hume of Fresno; one great great grandson, John Henry DeLeon of Modesto. Rosary will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28th at 9a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Los Banos Mass will immediately follow the Rosary. Burial will follow at Los Banos Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.




BECK, JUDY CAROL of Escondido 10/21/1963 - 10/22/2010 Graveside service will be held at El Camino Cemetery,10/29, 11AM Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100




BECK, JUDY CAROL Oct. 21, 1963 to Oct. 22, 2010 Judy was born in Kentucky to George and Julia Beck. She moved to San Diego with her family in 1981. She is survived by her fiance John Dinwiddie of Vista, CA, her son Jeremiah Beck of Escondido, CA, her brothers James (Snow) Beck of Murrieta, CA & Russell Beck of Escondido, CA, and her nephews, Jacob, Christ & Tony Beck. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Beck. She loved her family and friends and would do anything for them. She enjoyed shopping, going to the casino, and playing bunco. Graveside services will be held at El Camino Memorial, Sorrento Valley, Friday, Oct. 29th, at 10:00 a.m.



Jack Arlen Walker

Jack Arlen Walker was born in Downey, Calif., in March 1947, and died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. Jack was a talented singer and guitarist. Elvis Presley''s music was not only his inspiration, but his passion in life. He needed little possessions and his life was enriched by his family and friends. Dad was a "people person," very compassionate, thoughtful and considerate to everyone. He was a very lovable man, and a devoted dad and grandpa. Jack is survived by his son, Jay P. Vaught of Grover Beach; daughters Diane Denton of Fouke, Ark., Susan Walker of Killeen, Texas, and Tina Miranda of Arroyo Grande; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Stanley; and uncle, Kenneth Stanley. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Jack Targon

Targon, Jack August 23, 1920 - October 26, 2010 Jack Targon (90) a resident of Palm Desert, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2010 after a short bout with Cancer, surrounded by his family. Jack was born on August 23, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. As a child he moved to Los Angeles where he met Millie. They would have celebrated their 69th anniversary together in December. In addition to Millie, he is survived by his two sons, Lenny and Michael, his daughter-in-law Robin, his five grandchildren, Jodi and her husband Eric Lev, Josh, Brian, Michelle and Eric, and his three great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Aubrey and Elias Lev. He was called Grandpa "Honey" because Millie used to always say "Honey come see this or Honey come see that." Jack loved his time with his family. Weekend barbeques were a regular event when his children were growing up. He really enjoyed playing cards and handicapping football. We will all dearly miss him. Services will be private and there will be a celebration of life tribute in a few weeks. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.



Jacquelyn Tretheway

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:00 AM 

Jacquelyn Tretheway, 77, of Lodi, died Sept. 1. She was born May 20, 1933. 



James "Wally" Wallace

James 'Wally' Wallace, 86, of Vacaville died on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Vacaville. Wally was born on July 24, 1924 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force., A memorial service with an Air Force Chaplain officiating will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A burial with Military Honors will follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Dixon. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



James Briggs Brown

James Briggs Brown of Palm Desert, Calif. and formerly of Sterling, Ill., died Saturday, October 23, 2010. He was 88. Born in Sterling, Ill. on October 10, 1922, he graduated from Sterling Township High School in 1940, and received a B.A. degree from Carleton College in 1943 and a J.D. degree from



James E. "Flash" Franco

Longtime Pacifican, James "Flash" Franco passed away on September 27th, 2010 at U.C.S.F. Hospital from injuries sustained in the PG&E San Bruno blast and fire. Born September 23, 1952 to Mike and Guadalupe Franco, Jim had resided in Pacifica most of his life except for a short period of time in Las Vegas, Nevada. His passions in life included; camping, surfing, photography, motorcycles and a profound love of blues music. Jim is survived by his brother Steve; his niece Carly Grace Franco; and his Uncle Hank Uribe, of Pacifica and San Jose. Memorial Services will be held on October 29th at 5:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 700 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica, CA. Jim will be cremated and his remains will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA. at a future date. The family asks that in place of flowers etc. that donations be made in his name to the San Mateo county chapter of the Surfrider Foundation at "US Bank" Routing Number 121122676.



James Franco

James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif. 



James L. Lew

Lew, James L. March 25, 1922 - October 19, 2010 Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1922, James Lew was the son of immigrant Chinese parents. He served in WWII as a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Force. After the war, he attended and graduated from USC. A gifted teacher, he taught legions of aspiring immigrants English as a second language in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Before retiring, he taught in the continuation program at Lincoln High School. As a humanist, he stood for peace and self-determination of all peoples. He was a founding member of the US-China Friendship Association. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Isabel d'Argence Lew, his three children, James Lew Jr, Maritza Lew and Celina Lew and six grandchildren: Aneliese and Alex Castro, Zoe and Zephone Lew, and Jared and Jamie Wong and his sister, Mona Lisa Wong. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association James L Lew Memorial Fund.



James Schmaeling

James David Schmaeling, "Jimmy," loving son, brother and friend, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 22, 2010 at the age of 18. He was born on Dec. 2, 1991., Throughout his life Jimmy loved to smile, laugh and bring joy to everyone he came in contact with. He brought joy and touched people's hearts with his smile. Jimmy enjoyed school, standing in his stander and watching exercise videos. He enjoyed flirting with girls, riding the bus to school, day trips, shopping, cooking, and watching his sister's softball games. Jimmy always wanted to be the center of the party., Some of his favorite family vacations have been house boating on Lake Powell, trips to the grandparent Schuler cabin at Big Bear Lake, road trips to Seattle, Wash., and overnight trips to grandparent Schmaeling home in Redondo Beach. Recently Jimmy went on a wonderful trip to Disneyworld with his family on a wish granted to him from Make-a-Wish Foundation. Jimmy lived his complete life in Ventura where he came in contact with great teachers, teacher aides and physical therapists from Easter Seals, Tri-Counties Regional Center, Penfield, De Anza, Ventura High School and Dorothy Boswell School., The family wishes to thank the many teachers, family, friends and students that brought joy to his life., He is survived by his mother, Cindy, and father, David; brother, Thomas, and sister, Susan; grandparents, Dan and Eunice Schmaeling, Heinz and Anne Schuler; Aunt Catherine, Uncle Robert, Uncle Dan and Aunt Grace, Uncle Patrick and Aunt Heidi; cousins, Elizabeth, Katie, Brian, John, Gabrielle and Jackie., Rosary Service will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura. Funeral Services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura. For maps, directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's guestbook, please contact Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 643-8623.



Janet Belton

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:00 AM 

Janet Lee Schell was born Jan. 21, 1951, in Wayne County, Ill., to Margaret (Haynes) and Sidney Schell, both now deceased. She grew up in South Bend, Ind., and was a big Notre Dame fan. Jan graduated



Janice Marie (Bartels) Sullivan

Sullivan, Janice Marie March 18, 1922 - October 24, 2010 Janice Marie Sullivan (Bartels) passed away peacefully at her home in Newport Beach of Alzheimer's disease. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandma and great-grandma; unselfishly giving of her time, talents and spirituality. She is survived by her husband of 67 yrs., Francis (Sully) daughters, Sharon, Gail and Reenie, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and brother, Clay Bartels. Funeral Mass will be held on Fri. 10/29 at 11:00 a.m. Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista Dr. Burial at Pacific View Cemetery, both in Newport Beach.



Jean Ohlson

Jean Ohlson, 89, of Redding died Tuesday at The Vistas in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Jefferson Alan Thomas

Jefferson Alan Thomas, 10/19/2010, Jefferson Alan Thomas 59, passed away on October 19, 2010., Survived by his parents, four siblings, his wife, Susie, four children, and eight grandchildren., Memorial Service will be October 29, 2010 at Community Bible Church, 601 Natoma St. in Folsom. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Life Freedom Ministries.



Jerald L. Moessner

Jerald L. Moessner, 52, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. Jerry love the outdoors, fishing, hiking and panning for gold. He also competed in cowboy gun shoots. He loved his work and friends from Idler''s Brand Source. Jerry is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kelly; mother, Jean Moessner; sisters Jana, Lorrie and Valencia; brothers-in-law John, Gary and Randy Goodell; and numerous nephews and nieces.Â



Jessie Landi

Jessie Landi Resident of Palo Alto Mar. 8, 1910- Oct. 23, 2010 Age 100, born in Angels Camp, CA, passed away in Palo Alto, CA. Enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking. Preceded in death by husband Carl Landi. Survived by loving daughter Joyce Robertson and husband Glenn Robertson. Grandson Jeffrey Robertson wife Retta Robertson and Kylie and Kinsey Robertson. Grandson Dennis Robertson and great-granddaughter Corey Robertson. Services at Roller Hapgood and Tinney, 980 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301 on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 3 - 8 pm. Funeral Services Friday at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery.



Jesus Rubalcava Garcia

Jesus (Jess) R. Garcia, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and quiet patriot, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 24 at the age of 86. Jess is the bedrock of his family and was an example of uncompromising honor, hard work and mischievous, endearing wit throughout his lifetime., Jess was born in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico in 1924 and immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of five months, living in Texas and Arizona before settling in Santa Paula, Calif. Jess worked as a farm laborer in Santa Paula, San Jose and Pleasanton during his teen years before joining the Army in April 1943., Jess served with the 90th Infantry Division in the Normandy Campaign Northern France Campaign and German Campaign during World War II, was on Normandy Beach on D-day and awarded a European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, a Combat Infantrymans Badge Three Bronze Service Stars, and a Purple Heart with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, in recognition of his service and bravery., After the War, Jess returned to Santa Paula where he met and married his beloved Margaret in 1945. In 1953, Jess was naturalized as a United States Citizen. In his unassuming way, Jess nurtured those around him. We will remember him tending to his impeccably clean cars and manicured yard, honoring his fellow veterans as a member of the VFW honor guard, rooting for the Dodgers, driving his 55 T-Bird in Main Street parades, working in orchards in San Jose and Pleasanton, pumping gas at the UNOCAL station in his retirement years, and working at the Santa Paula Drive-In Theatre and Family Pizza Parlor as well as driving a refuse truck for the City of Santa Paula, all after years of service at United Concrete Pipe in Saticoy. If you were fortunate enough to share an inside joke with Jess, you know the great blessing of what lie inside his twinkling eyes., Jess is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret; daughter, Sylvia Castro; son-in-law, Fred Castro; granddaughter, Karin Castro; granddog, Paha; sisters, Carmen Peterson of Pleasanton, Calif., and Frances Tabor of Soap Lake, Wash.; and dozens of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jess is preceded in death by his parents, Geronimo and Narcisa Garcia, and siblings, Anthony Garcia, Erma Leon, Emilio Garcia, Paul Garcia and Lupe Garcia., Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Jess Garcia will begin with a rosary led by Father Thomas J. Dome C.R.I.C. at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, followed with the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 235 N. Ninth St., Santa Paula with Father Pasquale Vuoso, C.R.I.C. officiating. Committal and interment will follow at Pierce Bros. Santa Paula Cemetery. Providing military honors will be the Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043 and Korean War Veterans Chapter 56. For map and directions to ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook please visit, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., 229-7054.



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Joe Lambert

Joe was preceded in death by parents, Walter Sr. and Ida and siblings James, Raymond, Robert, Johnny Ruth, Gail Arnett and Doris Anne. He is survived by his spouse of 32 years, Leslie Scharf; daughters Danae Hernandez; Jamie (Jimmy) Lara and 3 step-sons, Jason, Brandon and Curtis Scharf; grandchildren, Aivah, Amber, Ashley, Canyon, Jonathan, Joseph, Nevaeh, Preston, Samantha, Seyannah and Sierra; brothers Walter, Willie (Jennifer), Everett (Kaye) of Vacaville and Michael of Fairfield; sisters Alberta Edmondson of Vallejo, Shirley (Larry) Cunningham of Alabama, Jane (Archie) Whitson, Patricia Whitson and Joyce Lambert of Fairfield; a host of nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends., Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 11:30 with a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



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 Elliott McPike

John Elliott McPike, 83, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Watsonville, Calif. John was born in San Francisco and raised in Pacific Grove, Calif. While attending Pacific Grove High School, he met his future wife, Margaret Melrose, at a football game. After graduating in 1945 John entered the, and served on a minesweeper in the South Pacific. John followed Margaret to Salinas Junior College and UCSB. He left college for ''adventure'' to work as a fisherman on a purse seiner out of Monterey, Calif., during the height of Cannery Row''s sardine industry. John and Margaret married in 1951 and settled in Watsonville, where he had a 45 year career in agriculture. He served as president of the California Iceberg Lettuce Commission and was on the Board of the Western Growers Association. Residing in Watsonville for almost 50 years, they moved to San Luis Obispo in 2000 to be closer to family. After Margaret passed away in 2006, John returned to Watsonville, where he lived until he passed. John will be remembered for his skill as a fisherman, domino player and his love of the limerick. John leaves behind his three children Ann (Chris) Slate, Sue (Paul) Carota and John Jr. (Kathy); and six grandchildren Maggie and Paul Carota, Katie, Ane and Ellie McPike and Jessica Slate. No services are planned, but a celebration of his life will be held later next month.



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John Irving (Nunnie) Douroux

Douroux, John Irving July 15, 1929 - September 20, 2010 Memorial services Oct 28, 2010, 11:30 am, Greater New Bethal Baptist Church, 601 E 99th St., Inglewood, Ca.



John Jennison

JOHN HENRY JENNISON Died October 23rd, 2010 at the age of 91. He was born in Ponca, Nebraska on December 27, 1918. John graduated from Ponca Public School and worked for the Missouri Pacific R.R.. He married Ponca classmate Margaret Carr on May 27, 1942. After serving two years in the Navy they settled in Long Beach, CA. As a voracious reader, John loved his 35 years working with books as Office Manager at Drown News Agency, a wholesale book and magazine distributor. Upon retirement, John and Margaret moved to Hemet, where they participated actively at Sierra Dawn. They spent months each year traveling in their trailer and took many trips abroad. John enjoyed dancing, music, traveling, hiking, exploring out-of-the-way places, reading, poetry, church relationships and service, and unconditionally loving every person who crossed his path. After unexpectedly surviving several brushes with death beginning at age 32, John treasured every day of life and every relationship. He was always smiling and laughing, even when things were falling apart around him. He was the sun around which his family orbited, all of his loved ones reaching out and grabbing a bit of that warmth whenever life seemed cold. John is survived by their three daughters, Lezlea, Janis and Lois. He leaves 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; John\'s brother, Morris Jennison, as well as his sisters-in-law Mary Jennison, Clarice Nielsen, Patricia Rowland, Ruth Hathaway; and his brother-in-law Donald (Jim) Carr, along with many nieces and nephews. John\'s wife, Margaret, his sister, Ida Camburn, and his grandson John Carpenter preceded him in death. Trinity Lutheran at Florida and Columbia in Hemet is the site for the memorial service on Friday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch. Memorial gifts to Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 S. Columbia, Hemet, 92544.



John Joseph Buksa III

John Joseph Buksa III John Joseph Buksa III passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on October 22, 2010, at the age of 57. John battled melanoma cancer for 2 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife of 36 1/2 years, Linda Buksa. They raised 2 children, Jamie Lynn Buksa and John Joseph Buksa IV. He has 2 grandsons, John Joseph Buksa V and Jake Michael Buksa. He has a sister, Linda Jorgenson (Tom), brothers, Fred Buksa (Mary) Tom Buksa (Melody). He also has many nieces and nephews that he loved. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Buksa, Jr. and Dorothy V. Buksa and sister, Rosemary DiCarlo (Tony). He graduated from Pius X High School in Downey and Cal State Long Beach with a health science degree. John worked for Lucky's/Albertson's for 36 years and retired in 2005. John was a coach to many local kids at Lakewood, Millikan and St. Paul high schools, coaching girl's softball. In his early days, he coached football, basketball and even volley tennis for Lakewood parks. He holds the Mayor's Award for endless hours of volunteer time. Services will be at St. Pancratius Church, 3519 Pancratius Pl., Lakewood on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Donations can be made in memory of John Buksa III to melanoma research at



John McCloskey

John James McCloskey Resident of Sunnyvale Born October 25, 1926 in Havre, Montana, John found rest on Thursday, October 21, 2010. He is preceded by his brother Tom in 1997, wife, Betty, and daughter, Barbara Hook (Jeff), both in 2006. He is survived by son Jim (Eva) of Cupertino, son John (Jeanine) of San Jose, son Kevin of Sunnyvale, and daughter Becky Perry (Wes) of San Jose, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and sister Lenore Screen. John served in the Marine Corps and attended University of Montana, Missoula. He and Betty came to California, married, and he went to work for Dalmo Victor and Textron, then retired to run Oregon Technical Products. He was a member of the Sunnyvale Elks Lodge #2128. Family and friends will gather for a memorial celebration and a final farewell on Saturday, the 30th.



John N. Snelgrove

John N. Snelgrove (1938-2010) John was born August 12, 1938 in Ukiah, CA to Juanita and Leo Snelgrove. He was 72. He is survived by Pam Muniz his domestic partner of 27 years. After serving in the US Navy from 1957 -1979, he was discharged from United States Naval Base; Lemoore, CA after retiring from the service John was a manager for Beacon Oil Company, also owned his own construction company and other various jobs. John and Pam enjoyed hunting, fishing, gold panning and spending time together with family and friends. He leaves behind his children, Melodie Silva, Tracy Snelgrove and Gail Snelgrove, grandchildren Leo Silva, Doug Silva, Leland Silva, Zach Hamlin, great grandson Derek, brother Jim Snelgrove and sister Irene Ward. He also leaves behind Angelina Mambretti, Joseph Mambretti and grandson John Mambretti. Graveside services will be held at the Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620 on October 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Send Condolences at



John R. Coleman II

John R. Coleman II, 78, entered Heaven's glory October 19, 2010 with his loving family by his side. Born November 1, 1931 to John and Maude Coleman in the town of San Antonio, Texas, he moved to the Coachella Valley where he met and married the love of his life, Maxine Taylor, in 1953. During the years he worked as a carpenter, he built a home for his family in Palm Desert where he and his wife both resided until the Lord took them home. Years later, he started his own landscape gardening business and was one of the best in his field because he truly loved what he did. He also served as deacon and teacher at the Calvary Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Coachella for many years and together with his loving wife taught their children and grand-children the importance of being saved and serving the Lord. He is survived by two sons, John Coleman III of Riverside, and David Coleman, of Palm Desert; three daughters, Kathryn Coleman and Julie Bono both of Palm Desert, and Rebecca Smith of San Diego, and one sister Lucille Winstead of North Carolina. He also leaves a legacy of love through 14 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, in 2007. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Forest Lawn Chapel, Coachella on Wednesday, October 27th at 10:00am, followed by a burial service at the Coachella Valley Cemetery.



John Thomas Keys

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Johnson, Stephanie M.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM

Stephanie M. Johnson a lifelong resident of San Leandro died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family at the age of 92 on October ..... 



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 Ferrel Montes

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Josef Morawietz

Josef Morawietz Nov. 01, 1924 - Oct. 23, 2010 He passed away peacefully at his home in Pacifica, CA at the age of 85, after a Brave 4 year battle with cancer. He was born in Beuthen, Germany the 8th of 10 children. After finishing trade school he was drafted into the German Army in 1942. He came to San Francisco in 1958 and opened 2 restaurants, the Europa and Monty's. He also tried his hand in the music business by recording 2 songs with Christy Records in 1960 under the nickname Joey Berlin. He then worked at Rolf's Restaurant from 1960-1982 and Schroeder's Restaurant until his retirement in 1997. He met many famous and interesting people in his long career in the restaurant business. After retiring he went on to write his memoirs "Operation Sunflower" about his imprisonment and escape from a Russian Prison Camp. He belonged to the Freundschaft Liederkranz, where he enjoyed singing since one of his dreams in life was to become an Opera singer. He also belonged to the Concordia Soccer Club where he enjoyed spending time with his friends. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helga, his son Lawrence and his wife Angela of Newark, CA, his daughter Vera of Pacifica, CA, his brother Gordon and his wife Harlene of San Bruno, CA and his nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Josef will be held on Saturday October 30, 2010 at 11:00am at Duggan's Serra Mortuary located at 500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014 followed by a celebration of his life at Sharp Park Restaurant located at the Sharp Park Golf Course, Highway 1 in Pacifica, CA 94044. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kaiser Hospice Services, 4131 Geary Blvd. 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94118.



Joseph Gonsalves "Joe" Maciel

Joseph Gonsalves Maciel Jr., 85, passed away October 24, 2010 following a courageous 15-year battle with cancer., Joe was born on September 20, 1925 in Tulare California, to Joseph G and Estufania Maciel and was the youngest of five children. He attended Packwood Elementary School and Tulare Union High School before the family moved to Hanford in 1941., Joe was was a life long dairyman, starting with his father and brother Tony as Joe G Maciel and Sons dairy. When his father retired, the business became Maciel Brothers. With the expansion of the families it was decided that Tony would start his own dairy and Joe entered into a partnership with his son Joe and son-in-law Bob Leal to form Joe G Maciel and Sons dairy once again. He retired in 1994., Joe was a, veteran. He fought at Bloody Ridge and Heartbreak Ridge. His company that fought at Heartbreak Ridge went in with 150 soldiers and only 23 returned., He advanced quickly through the ranks and was discharged with honors from the Army as a Sergeant First Class after receiving a Good Conduct Medal., He met the love of his life, the former Rosemary Barcellos, in 1948 when they were both attendants in his brother Tony's wedding. They were married on February 16, 1953, celebrating 57 years together., He was a member of the Cabrillo club and also IDES Lodge. He attended Our Lady of Fatima church in Laton., His hobby was the dairy life and horses. Up until his retirement he was up every day by 4:00 in the morning feeding animals and tending to the dairy. He also had ownership in a race horse for awhile and spent many days team roping with his family at a roping arena at the dairy., Joe displayed outstanding courage and strength throughout his 15 year battle with cancer. At his original diagnosis he was told to get his things in order within five years and he was able to stretch another ten years past that to spend with his family. He was always quick with a smile or a story from the past and really enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren., He is survived by his wife Rosemary, daughter Mary Leal, son Joe A Maciel and his wife Jena, and son John A Maciel and his wife Mary. He has 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving him are his brother Tony G Maciel and his wife Mary, and sister Lena Oliveira. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mary Barreto, and brother Manuel G Maciel., A rosary will be held Wednesday, October 27 at Our Lady of Fatima church at 6:30 p.m. and a funeral mass on Thursday, October 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the church with burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford. A public viewing will be at the church Wednesday, October 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.



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: Alzheimer's Association , 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.



Josephine Minnie Leos

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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,,



Joyce Kunde Panecaldo

83, of Gridley passed away October 23, 2010 in Yuba City. She was born January 19, 1927 in Yuba City. Joyce was raised in Yuba City, attending local schools and graduating from Yuba City High School in 1944. Joyce retired from the California Division of Highways (Caltrans) prior to marrying John Panecaldo and moving to Gridley to reside in their new home. Joyce was a seasonal employee as weighmaster and receiver at Golden Butte Receiving Station in Gridley for many years. Some of her past activities include serving as a member of the Manzanita School Board of Trustees, a 4-H leader, a member of Theta Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority & Table Mt. Golf Club of Oroville. Joyce was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Gridley, , Friends of the Library, Green Thumb Garden Club & Focus, a children's charitable organization. She was also an honorary member of Table Mt. Women's Golf Club. She enjoyed cruises and trips with her family and friends to Mexico, Canada, Europe, Hawaii & Alaska. She also enjoyed motor home trips with her husband covering most of the U.S. to his annual Army reunions. Her other favorite past times were playing Bridge, golf, reading & cooking. She is survived by her son Mike Panecaldo of Spring Creek, NV; two grandchildren: Amanda Sneed and husband Will of Reno, NV, & Kevin Panecaldo of Reno, NV; great-granddaughter Kaylieann Sneed of Reno, NV; four brothers: Bill Kunde, Jerry Kunde, & Bob Kunde all of Yuba City, & Jim Kunde of Redwood City. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years John Panecaldo, and son Rick Panecaldo. Graveside services will be Friday, October 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gridley Biggs Cemetery, 2023 Hwy 99, Gridley, CA. Memorial contributions can be made in Joyce's name to Focus of Gridley, P.O. Box 1141, Gridley, CA 95948, or to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City, CA 95993. Arrangements under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Send Condolences at



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

On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.



Julian L. Guanzon

Julian L. Guanzon, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2010., Julian was born February 17, 1928 in Bicol, Philippines. He served our country bravely and honorably in the U.S. Navy, Construction Battalion, in both the Korean and Viet Nam wars. While he was proudly serving our country overseas, he settled his wife and children in Oxnard, where he remained a resident for 40 years., Julian is survived by his wife of 47 years, Astaire; his daughter Arlene Flores and family (husband Ron, children Ron and Alannah); his son Jaime and family (wife Michele and daughter Julia); son Jerry Guanzon, and numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews., A viewing will be held at 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at Conrad- Carroll, 401 W. Channel Island Blvd, in Oxnard. Mass will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at Mary Star of the Sea with burial following at 1:45 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside.



Julian Navarro

Julian R. Navarro 7/2/67 - 10/27/95 There was a knock on the door 15 years ago today, they came to tell us you had gone away. So tragic how you left, you'll never begin to know, all the people you left in sorrow and who loved you so. Rest in peace my little brother for someday we will meet again, and know that every tomorrow since 15 years ago today, my heart will be in sorrow, until we meet again. Love, Paula.



Juliana T. Vincent

July 21, 1932 - October 15, 2010 




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Kai Sun Wong

Wong, Kai Sun July 1, 1927 - October 26, 2010 Kai "Terry" Wong passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tueday Oct. 26, 2010. He was born in Buffalo, New York on July 1, 1927. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy, the Marines, and the Army. He fell in love with Mel Goon in Hong Kong, she became the love of his life and they married on Sept. 10, 1953. He is survived by his wife, Mel; his children, Loretta, Jefferey, and Robert; his grandchildren, Kira, Kevin, and Michael; his great grandson, Brennon; also survived by many other relatives and friends. He worked hard, made great friends, and we will all miss him very much. Funeral Services will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at 3 p.m. Visitation available Friday 5-9 p.m.



Kenneth F. Schneider

Kenneth F. Schneider passed away peacefully into our Heavenly Father's arms on October 16, 2010, surrounded by his family and friends., Kenneth was born on November 1,1944 in Hermann, Mo. He began his life long career at McDonnell Douglas in 1963. He transferred to Hanford in 1981. Kenneth worked at Lemoore NAS with McDonnell Douglas which merged with Boeing in 1997, and retired in 2008, with 45 years of dedicated Service., He is survived by his loving wife, Alice; his daughter, Kristin and husband, Jerrod Jensen; son, Kevin Schneider; step-daughter, Allyson; step-son, Ron and daughter-in-law, Debbie, step-son, Kevin and daughter-in-law, Enriquita; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister -in-law, Lenora Klein; brother-in-law, James and wife, Dorothy Farmer and many nieces and nephews., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Kevin Cueto

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



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.



Kulwant S. Somal

KULWANT S. SOMAL AUG 1961 ~ OCT 2010 Kulwant Somal, 49, of Turlock passed away on Monday, October 25. He was born in Patiala, Punjab, India to Daljit and Manjit Somal in 1961. In 1980, he moved to Yuba City, CA and then to Livingston in 81. He settled in Turlock in 1982. Kulwant had worked for Foster Farms for over 30 years, and worked his way to becoming a production superintendant. He was a member of the Turlock Verduga Rd. Sikh Temple. He enjoyed golfing and football. Kulwant was an avid Raider's fan. Most of all, he loved spending time with family. He cherished family. Kulwant is survived by his wife Rajinder Somal; children Manprit Somal, Gurprit Somal and Joshprit Somal all of Turlock; mother Manjit Somal of Turlock; siblings Surinder Nagra and Inderjit Sidhu. He was preceded in death by his father Daljit Somal who passed away in February. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, October 31 at 12:00pm with the cremation at 2:00pm. Please share your memories at:, ALLEN MORTUARY



Kwee Young Hwang

Kwee Young Hwang, 91, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 23, at A Grace Nursing Home in San Jose, Calif., He was born in Korea on April 14, 1919., A viewing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. A Mass of Resurrection will follow on Friday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church in Oakland, Calif. Burial will be held at Davis Cemetery in Davis, Calif., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,




BAILEY, LENA "LOU" 1928 to 2010 Lena "Lou" Bailey died October 16, 2010 at the age of 82 from complications of heart and lung disease after surviving breast cancer and diabetes for fifteen years. Mrs. Bailey was born in Oreton, Ohio. She is the daughter of Oscar and Lola Woodruff who have predeceased her as well as a younger sister, Beatrice Ann, who died of diphtheria at age five. Lou was very popular and athletic; she was head cheerleader at Vinton High School and played the trumpet in the school marching band. After graduating, she gave back to the World War II effort by making parts for Ranco Binoculars and working as a filing clerk at the Army Depot while taking classes at Ohio State. She traveled to San Diego by train to meet her future husband, Wardell Bailey, by way of a blind date set up by her brother, Carroll Woodruff. It was love at first sight. They were married a few months later in 1946. They celebrated 55 years together right up to the time he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and died shortly thereafter. Wardell was the love of her life and she missed him terribly throughout the reminder of her life. Lou was active with the PTA and other school programs for her two children. She played on a weekend Ladies Softball Team and bowled for many years on the Police Officer's Wives Auxiliary League. Lou was known for her expertise in sewing and crocheting. Her artistic ability enabled her to design her own patterns. Early on, Lou designed yarn creations which were sold in local beauty salons. Later, as her arthritis progressed, her projects became her doctors, dentist, driver, housekeepers, friends, and especially, the homeless. Her crocheted afghans were truly masterpieces in color and texture. She made these with love and pride and they were enjoyed not only for their warmth but for their beauty as well. We will remember her for her love that lives on in every stitch. Lou was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Wardell Bailey, their daughter, Rhonda Lou Bailey, her son-in-law, Dr. Mark Gilmore, and, her brother, Carroll Woodruff and his wife Martha. She is survived by her sister Thelma Zinn and her husband, Henry, her brother-in-law, Winston Bailey, her son Larry Winston Bailey and his wife, Joyce and her daughter, Brenda Dell Bailey Gilmore. Her grandchildren, Carl Bailey, Kari Ursillo and her fiancé Mitch Van Wyk and Scott Bailey and his wife, Roni, and great-grand-children, Timothy, Matthew, Amanda, and Seth. The family would like to extend their gratitude to La Vida Real for allowing Lou to pass peacefully and with dignity. We also thank San Diego Hospice for their caring attitude and expertise in providing end of life assistance. Lou will be interned with her beloved husband at Singing Hills Memorial Park. Mother, Nana and Sister will be mourned, adored and missed. Donations may be made to San Diego Hospice.




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MAYER, LUCILLE Lucille Mayer passed away on Friday afternoon, October 22, 2010, at home while holding her daughter's hand and listening to her favorite music. Born in 1926 in Whittier, California, Lucille began her life in a family engaged in education, music and the church community. Lucille continued that legacy throughout her life. Lucille earned a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music Degree from North Texas State College. Her musicianship has graced many churches in San Diego, Riverside and New Jersey in roles as a soprano soloist as well as director of adult, children and handbell choirs. Lucille sang with the San Diego Opera as well as the Starlight Theatre in Balboa Park. Her role as Mother Abbess in the 1976 Starlight production of The Sound of Music was reviewed as a "glass-shattering show stopper". Lucille worked as a Realtor from 1984-2005. Her claim to fame amongst colleagues was her passionate working up to the age of 79. Lucille was married 30 sweet years to John C. Mayer, who passed away in 1983. She is survived by her daughter Lynn Mayer, daughter Kim and her husband Gary Bedrosian, son Mark and his wife Linda and son Scott Mayer as well as her grandchildren Ryan, Kyle and Justin Bedrosian, John and Lizabeth Mayer. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Untied Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA, 92108. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given in memory of Lucille Mayer to The Music Ministry Memorial Fund of The First United Methodist Church of San Diego at the above address. An inspiration and much loved, our Mom and friend Lucille is going to be greatly missed. We hope her many friends will join us in the celebration of her life.




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Lafragiola, Sally Laurene

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Sally Laurene Lafragiola VISTA -- Sally Laurene Lafragiola passed away peacefully at the Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, with family ..... 



Laurie Cox

Laurie Ann (DeAragon ) Cox In loving memory Born October 14, 1949 passed away suddenly at home on October 6, 2010 she's proceeded in death by parents Albert & Lupe DeAragon and brother Albert. Laurie Ann a loving wife to John Cox for 38 years and loving mother to Tom, Shannon, Nicole and Jeremy as well as grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Laurie Ann went to Presentation and worked as a nurse and always opened her heart and home to others. Survived by sister Cecilia Belluomini and brother Leo DeAragon. Services will be held on October 30th at 11:00 AM at St. Roberts church 1380 Crystal springs road, San Bruno. following the mass will be a celebration of Laurie's life at The American Legion Hall located at 757 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno.



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse.



Lee Holt Ollsen

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Leone C. "Lee" Hanrahan

Lee, 84, was born in October 1925 in St. Michael, Minn., and passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her home in Atascadero. Her life dedications were a true reflection of her spirit. She was an endless giver of herself to others as a wife, nurse, social worker, teacher, volunteer and servant to God and her strong Catholic faith. To have met Lee was to have your heart touched with love, kindness, and gentleness. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her and loved her. Lee is survived by her husband, John (Jack) Hanrahan; siblings Loren Eull (Betty) of Paynesville, Minn., Alpha Martin (Earl) of New Hope, Minn., LaBelle Zeller (Edward) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Marvin Eull (Gretchen) of St. Michael; goddaughter, Stephanie Magers (Matt) of Monterey, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Leona Eull; brother, Selmer Eull (Marion); and sister-in-law, Flora Eull (Marvin). Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the recitation of the rosary Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Chapel of Roses Mortuary, 3450 El Camino in Atascadero. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at St. William''s Catholic Church, 6410 Santa Lucia in Atascadero. Burial will take place at St. Michael''s Catholic Church in St. Michael. Contributions, in Lee''s memory, may be sent to St. William''s Catholic Church or Hospice Partners of the Central Coast. Chapel of the Roses 466-1161 Atascadero



Lillian Adashek

Adashek, Lillian April 21, 1917 - October 25, 2010 Lillian Adashek passed away October 25, 2010 at the age of 93. Her husband, Dr. William Adashek, and also her beloved daughter, Barbara Adashek, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Allen (Michele) and her two grandsons, William and Andrew Adashek. Her devoted sister, Doris Golden and her brother in law Dr. Eugene P. Adashek also survive her. She will also be remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews. The family would also like to give our heartfelt thanks to her exceptional caregiver and friend, Dionie Vicente who devoted herself these last few years and especially these last few months to the care and well being of Lillian. She allowed her to die peacefully at home and for that we are eternally grateful. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her memory will be her monument. "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."



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,,



Linda Frances Berry

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Linda S. Romines

Linda S. Romines (Mitchell) was called Home, to Our Lord and Savior, in Deming, N.M., on Oct. 15, 2010. The youngest daughter of of Carl and Allie Mitchell., She is survived by her husband, J.R. Romines; her five children, Ricky, Michelle, Joey, Linda Sue and Harlan; her brothers, Charles, Carroll, John and Terry Mitchell., Please join us in Our Celebration of Mama's Life on Nov. 13, 2010 at Lake Casitas in Ventura, at Indian campsite #16 beginning at 12 noon. A BBQ will follow our "informal" farewell, all friends and family are invited to bring a side dish, your memories of Mama, and maybe a tent to camp with us.



Lois Therma (Bashor) Walraven

1911-2010 Lois Therma Walraven, (Bashor, Reeves) 98 died October 23, 2010 at Willow Springs in Redding. She was born November 8, 1911, on a homestead near Polson, Montana. Lois is survived by her daughters, Dee (Ken) Blackman of Santa Rosa, CA, and Rosemary (Ray) Mashore of Anderson, CA. She had four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Lois was a beautician for 69 years. She was a free spirit who loved outdoor life, horses and dogs and a fanatic about Bridge. There will be no services. Arrangements handled by Neptune Society of Northern California, Chico.



Lopez, Cesar G.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Cesar G. Lopez, 31, of Galt, died Oct. 25. He was born Aug. 9, 1979 in Mexico. Mr. Lopez worked in construction at Shepard Concrete. .....



Lorena Kirwan

Lorena Ruthven Kirwan 12/24/58 to 10/27/02 Lorena, always in our hearts, always in our minds, missing your contagious laugh and abundance of steadfast loving kindness. Sending you love and heavenly hugs today and always.



Loretta D. Gatto

Loretta D. Gatto, 78, passed away in Torrance, CA on October 19, 2010. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 5, 1932. Loretta is survived by her four children: Denise Templeton (Vannia Evans), Lori Gatto (Susan Johnson), Robert Gatto (Denise), Carri Ames (Ron); 7 grandchildren: Danyelle Horlocher (Mark), Jason Ames, Casey Gatto, Nichola Davis (Mike), Tim Gatto (Chelsea), Garrett Ames, Damian Johnson; 3 great-grandchildren: Brooke Horlocher, Grant Horlocher, and Kingston Davis. Loretta will be remembered for her zest for life and travels. She enjoyed her involvement with many charitable women's groups. She made many lifelong friends and was a master at crossword puzzles. In lieu of a funeral Mass, the family members will join together and celebrate her life at a future date. Donations may be made in Loretta's name to the , (800) 227-2345. Please sign the guestbook at



Lorraine Choate

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Lorraine Elizabeth Etherton

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Louise G. Tarantino

Louise G. Tarantino 1919 -2010 Louise G. Tarantino, a native of San Francisco, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 24, 2010, at the age of 91. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. Preceded in death by her husband Cosmo "Babe" Tarantino; her brothers Lorenzo, Renaldo, Dominic, and her sister Mary. She is survived by one sister, Catherine Hodgkinson; three sons John (Norine) Tarantino, Steven (Janet) Tarantino, Cosmo (Jean) Tarantino, & daughter Marguerita (John) Passalaqua; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her greatest joy was found in serving God, and spending time with family and friends. Friends may visit on Thursday after 8:30AM and are invited to attend the Vigil Service also on Thursday at 7:00PM and the Funeral Service on Friday at 10:30AM from the chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St., SF thence to Church of the Epiphany where an 11:00AM Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Committal to follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. Online condolences may be offered to the family at It was Louise's request that no flowers be sent, masses are appreciated.



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.



Lupe Cachu

Jan. 18, 1915- Oct. 22, 2010, Lupe Cachu was born in Tlazazalca, Michoacan Mexico to Sotero Cachu and Soleda Garcia, Jan. 18, 1915. She had been a county resident since 1920, beginning at Limoneira and then Santa Paula by 1940 where she worked at the Sunkist Lemons and spent the next 20 years enjoying life. By 1960, she relocated to Oxnard with her family to assist as a waitress to her late-sister, Aurora Cachu's family owned restaurant, Mexico City Cafe from 1959 to 1971 and has been an Oxnard resident since., She had married twice and throughout her life she had a passion for music. For instance, she enjoyed it when music students would come to the house for their vocal lessons that were taught by her niece, Maria Teresa Chavez. She also loved baseball, dancing and family reunions. But it wasn't until her grand-nephews, Saulito and Miguelito, came into her life that she found purpose again. She had watched over them for 30 years and had continued to watch over them until the very end., She is survived by her niece, Maria Teresa Chavez; grand-nephews, Saul A. Chavez and Miguel A. Chavez; her sisters, Lucila Sanchez from San Jose, and Elvira de Soto from Oxnard; and many, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-grand-nieces and nephews., We will always remember her as the woman that gives and never asks. Her presence at home brought nothing but comfort and tranquility. Our home was her loving arms that circle around us. Our lives was her smile that would shine upon us. Our worries was the pain she would take away. Be Happy, Go Lucky! she would always say. Our family was the meaning of her life. This is our sanctuary. She is our sanctuary! And her life is the meaning of ours. - We love you Tia, Saul, Teresa and Miguel, Special thanks to Linda Vasquez and Ismael Frausto for the care and dedication. Special thanks to Assisted Hospice and personnel, especially Ms. Maggie Penny who cared for her in her last moments., Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, at Santa Clara Church in Oxnard. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit




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MONAHAN, MARIE E. March 23, 1920 to Oct. 23, 2010 Marie passed away peacefully after a short illness. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by son Vincent Monahan of Ridge, NY, daughters Claire Piliero of Hampton Bays, NY and Elizabeth Smith of San Diego, CA, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her wonderful spirit will never leave us. We will always love you, Mom, watch over us all. Memorial Service to be held Thursday, October 28th, at 10 a.m. at Good Shepherd R.C. Church in Mira Mesa.




OLMSTEAD, MARY (HENNIS) October 8,1917 to October 21, 2010 Mary was born in Attica, NY, on October 8, 1917. Always a scholar, she entered college at the age of 15. After being widowed for the second time, Mary attended College for Financial Planning and became one of the first female Certified Financial Planners in the State of California. Mary was the original founder of Summit Financial Group, in La Mesa, which has become the largest independently owned tax preparation businesses in Southern California. Mary is survived by Terry (Daum), Neal Hennis, Verda (Belyeu) and Della (Taddeo). She has eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, October 30th, at 10:00 a.m. at Shadow Mountain Church, 2100 Greenfield Dr., EI Cajon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lightbridge Hospice and/or San Diego Hebrew Mission.



MARY JANE (Osterberg, Ciskal) DABALACK*

DABALACK, MARY JANE (Osterberg, Nee Ciskal) July 31, 1938 to October 23, 2010 Survived by beloved husband Frank Dabalack of San Diego, also survived by cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends who reside in Buffalo, New York area. Services will be held Wednesday, October 27th, at Mission San Diego de Alcala, Viewing 12:15 p.m., Rosary and Mass to follow at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to



Manuel Hernandez

Manuel Hernandez who was known as (Hercules) by all that knew him, passed away on Wednesday October 20th 2010 at Hanford Community Hospital., Manuel was born on June 11th, 1945 in Hanford, California to Manuel Hernandez and Ruth Maciel. Manuel took pride in spending time in remodeling homes, he would always think of things he could do to improve, spruce up a home. Manuel took pride in his garden you would always find him and his wife Rachel working in their yard or in their garden. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and people., He had a good and kind heart. He will be dearly missed by everyone that knew him., He is survived by his wife, Rachel of 20 years. His children: Edena, Aurelia, Sonia, Rosie, Tony, Amy, and Tammy ... numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His mother, Ruth Maciel, brother, Tony Hernandez and sister, Diane Schrieber., Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 from 3-6 p.m., with a Celebration of life at 6 p.m., at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Marie Ringrose

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Marilyn Leis LEVIN

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Mario Dominic Figone

Age: 91 years. Mario Figone passed away suddenly on October 25, 2010 in Petaluma. Loving husband of the late Lillian Figone. Devoted father of John W. Figone and Donald R. Figone of Petaluma. Father-in-law of Terry Figone and Kandi Figone. Beloved grandfather of Lynn Figone, Nina Figone, and Andy Figone; and great-grandfather of Baillie Gallagher and Brady Gallagher. Dear brother of Louise Armstrong of Petaluma and the late John Figone, his wife Mabel and Anita Fuller. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A proud veteran of World War II, Mario served in the US Army. He was owner of Mario & John's Tavern since 1946. A member of BPOE #901, American Legion, Petaluma Golf and Country Club and the Umbriago Deer Club. Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Liturgy on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma. A Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 28 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Entombment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952



Marsino Patrick "Trouty from Douty" Salas

Marsino Patrick "Trouty from Douty" Salas passed away Friday, Oct., 15, 2010., Marsino was born and raised in Hanford, Ca. He attended and graduated from Hanford West High School where he participated in various sports, such as football, wrestling, and track. He will be remembered by his love of dancing and working out at the Hall. He was currently enrolled at SJVC to become a medical assistant. Marsino also served in Iraq for 18 months as a national guardsman., He is survived by his mother, Kandy Salas; his father, Marsino Salas; three brothers, Angelo, Manuel and Chris; five sisters, Alexis, Cecelia, Rebeca, Candace and Briann., Marsino played basketball with all his heart, blood, tears and sweat. His friends all had nicknames and Marsino was "Trouty from Douty" He was a Lacey Park legend. He will be missed and never forgotten., Miss and love you son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend!, Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hanford Pentecostal Church of God, 323 Eleventh St., Hanford.



Martha Jean Boyd

Martha Jean Boyd, 80, of Rancho Mirage, Calif., passed away on Oct. 19, 2010. She was born on July 23, 1930 to George and Mary Opal Purvis in Oak Park, Ill. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School, and then attended



Mary Carolyn Avriette Cohen

Mary Carolyn Avriette Cohen, born Dec. 7, 1924 in Athens, Texas, passed away Oct. 25, 2010., Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gus Cohen, she is survived by her cherished daughters, Mary Ann Cohen and Claudia Stromberg, and by her son-in-law and special friend, Russell Stromberg. One of seven siblings, she is also survived by sister, Murrell Hilton, and many treasured and loved nieces, nephews and friends., Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice,, or 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003, or a charity of your choice.



Mary Florence Smith

Mary Florence Smith, 7/20/1922-10/22/2010, Mary Florence Smith, age 88 a resident of Roseville, Calif. for the past 30 years and former resident of Marin County, Calif. since 1950 died on October 22, 2010 from lung cancer., She was a native of Stevens Point, Wisconsin (Portage County) and was born Mary Florence Slowinski on July 20, 1922 and was one of 16 children that was raised on the family farm to Stella Lewandowski and Anton Slowinski (a 1884 immigrant from Poland). Her maternal grandparents were John Lewandowski and Rosie Hoffman and her paternal grandparents were Barbara Cherniak and Michael Slowinski., Friends will remember 'Flo" as an avid bowler where she bowled for many years at Rocklin Bowl and prior to that Nave Lanes Bowling in Novato. She loved to entertain and play card games all night long, she especially liked to play tricks on her close friends and family. Family will remember her as a devoted wife, mother, mother in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She always tended to the needs of her family and those she loved and loved playing with her beloved great grandson, 'Punkie'. She enjoyed gardening, dancing to polka music and to laugh., Florence is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Calvin L. Smith, who passed away on May 19, 2006 and also by her brothers, Benedict, Leo, John, Aloise, Steve, Alex, Alfred; her sisters, Frances, Martie, Teri, Angie, Cecilia and Sally. She is survived by brother Roman Slowinski of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; sister Dorothy C. Ruschmann of Grand Rapids, Michigan; her two sons, Kim Brian Smith of Grass Valley, Calif., Dale R. and (Patti) Smith of Novato, and her two daughters, Sheila and (Steve) Acquaviva of Tuolumne, Calif.; Leslie and (John) Stafford of Aumsville, Ore.; her 16 grandchildren, two step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her beloved nieces, Pam Lindstrom, Gail Schwagerl, and Betsey Zimmerman., Florence will be missed by all those who knew her. She was an exceptional woman. Friends are welcome for visitation Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are invited to attend services Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 1 p.m, all at PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, 916-725-2109. The burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 7101 Verner Ave., Sacramento, CA. on Monday November 1, 2010 at 9 a.m.



Mary Madgeline (Coldiron) Kirkland

Mary Madgeline (Coldiron) Kirkland 1920 - 2010 Redding - Services for Mary Kirkland, 89, of Redding will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, 1959 Eureka Way, Redding. Mary died at her home, Sunday, October 24, 2010. Mary was born on November 15, 1920 in St. Clair, Virginia and she moved to Claremont, California in 1930. Mary moved to Redding in 1986. She volunteered at Mercy Medical Center for 13 years. Mary is a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Redding. Mary is survived by her two daughters, Jennifer Kirkland and Georgia Wolske of Redding, CA including her three grandchildren. Please sign the guestbook at



Maryellen Harris

MaryEllen Harris (Bjorklund/Chemero), age 65 of Newtown, died October 21 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Wife of David Harris; mother to Christian Chemero of Durango, Colo. and Lisa Gallaway of Brookfield; stepmother to Nichola Conroy of Newtown; and grandmother to seven. Please join her family in celebrating her life Saturday, October 30 at 2 p.m., Northeast Baptist Church, 101 E. Pembroke Rd., Danbury, CT.



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.,



Mauricio Vela

Mauricio E. Vela A father who deeply loved his family, cherished his friends/ supporters, passed away on 10/22/10 at home, accompanied by his family. He is survived by his sons, Carlos and Edward Vela. He also leaves behind siblings Carmen, Elizabeth, Ray, Rose, Bill and many nieces and nephews. He was born in San Francisco on December 18, 1959 to Maria Vela and the late Carlos Vela. He graduated from St Paul's, Sacred Heart High School and UC Berkley. He ran the youth & senior programs at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center from 1989 -1999 and was Executive Director from 1999-2004. He sat on various Boards & Commission, most recently Coleman Advocates and Jamestown Community Center. He continued to provide consulting services and was the leader on recent ongoing neighborhood issues, such as "Save the Bernal Preschool" and "Save the Bernal Mural" campaigns. He has been described as "one of the great ones in the community building of San Francisco" and "a gifted organizer". He was old school; his favorites were Tower of Power, Santana and attending the Voices of Latin Rock events. He enjoyed hosting barbecues and was an avid Cal Bears, Giants & 49ers fan. His loss has been immense and the family appreciates the many condolences, from his friends in the community. He will be remembered with love and admiration. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, October 27th, 3-9PM with rosary services at 7:00PM at Driscoll's 1465 Valencia St. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, October 28th, 10AM at St. Paul's Church, 29th & Church Streets in San Francisco. Attendance at the Crematorium is private. A gathering will follow at the Patio Espaol Restaurant, 2850 Alemany Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Mauricio, to offset the unexpected interment expenses. Please make out donations to the Mauricio Vela Fund- Acct #0006888 at Mission SF Federal Credit Union, 3269 Mission St, to deposit funds electronically - use routing # 321076234 and Acct# 000000006888.



May Woo

May Woo July 17, 1915 - Oct. 20, 2010 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family in San Francisco at the age of 95. May was born in Canton, China and immigrated to the United States in 1948. She married Eddie G. Woo in 1933 and they raised three children. May and Eddie were married for over 73 years until his passing on Oct. 18, 2006. Devoted mother to Cynthia Wong (Ken, deceased), Esther Wong (Tommy), Gordon Woo (Kathleen); loving grandmother to Henry (Sandra), (Kelvin, deceased), Sue Wong, Brannon and Michelle Wong, Lauren and David Woo; great-grandchildren, Connor and Jordan Wong. Friends and family are invited to attend wake service, Friday, Oct. 29, 7 pm, funeral services, Sat., Oct. 30, 10 am both at HALSTED N. GRAY-CAREW & ENGLISH, 1123 Sutter St., S.F. Interment, Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery. Complimentary Parking 415-673-3000



Merl K. Shelton

MERL K SHELTON NOV 12, 1918 - OCT 23, 2010 Merl Kenneth Shelton, 91, passed away peacefully at Valley Comfort in Modesto at 10:23 pm on Saturday, October 23. Merl was born November 12, 1918, in Kinta, Oklahoma, to Bertha and R.E.Shelton. Merl was the third eldest of 23 children. He enlisted in the United States, on January 7, 1941 at the age of 23 and served in the Southern Philippines. He earned the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two, . He served our country in, until November 1, 1945, and then made his home in Stockton, CA. He was a baker at Sunbeam Bakery and founded Country Side Grocery on Copperopolis Road. He bought a dairy and farmland in Manteca, built two more homes and lived on the dairy while working and raising his famiy. After selling the dairy and farmland, he founded Merl's Donut Shop and opened two locations in Manteca. After finishing his career as a baker, farmer and dairyman, he lived in Linden, Sonora, Lodi and most recently in Modesto. Merl was married to Tiny Victoria Shelton for 57 years, until her passing in 1998. Merl enjoyed fishing, pheasant hunting and loved to dance, mostly square dancing. He is survived by his siblings, Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Bill Shelton, Tommy Shelton, Jewel Dean McCutchen, Lillian Etter, Sharon Pearce and Shirley Byrum, children, Johnnie (Jean) Shelton, Bertha (Larry) Wilson, Danny Shelton, Jerry (Pam) Shelton, Ronnie (Debbie) Shelton, 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday, October 29, at Evergreen Chapel, Cherokee Memorial Park, Harney Lane & Hwy 99, Lodi, CA. Viewing at 9 am and services at 10 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Aid Society, 700 McHenry Ave #B, Modesto, CA 95350.



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.,



Michael Mitchell

Dec. 11, 1941 - Oct. 14, 2010 Michael Mitchell, age 68, of Palm Desert, Calif. died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass, Ore. Michael was born December 11, 1941 in Palo Alto, Calif. In 1960 he graduated from Poly High School in Long Beach, Calif. and served for four years in the



Michael Nicholas Salamunovich

Salamunovich, Michael Nicholas July 16, 1922 - October 23, 2010 Michael Nicholas Salamunovich "Mike" of West Los Angeles passed away on October 23, 2010 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in 1922 in Los Angeles, CA the son of Joseph and Pauline Salamunovich. He was the third of five siblings, John, George, Joseph Jr., and Paul Salamunovich. He attended Redondo Beach Union High School where he played football for the Seahawks. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served during World War II in the Pacific as a signalman aboard the USS Sea Snipe. After his discharge from the Navy, he married Patricia Barrett of Hollywood on August 7, 1948 and the couple made their home in West Los Angeles. Mike enjoyed a remarkable career in film and television production as a member of the Directors Guild of America until his retirement at age 80. Mike is survived by his wife of 63 years Patricia, brothers George, Joseph and Paul, son Michael (Denise), son Patrick (Linnea), son Timothy (Katie), daughter Teresa (Michael) Stecher and daughter-in-law Donna. Grandchildren Julie (Ted) Kosev, Jill (Rain) Madrone, James, Annie Pat, Michael Donald, Thomas John, Molly, Mark, William, Nicholas, Grace and Hannah Stetcher. Great Grandchildren Sophie and Eli Kosev, Rio and Fisher Madrone. Mike was preceded in death by his brother John, his son Christopher and an infant grandson Joseph. Funeral mass will be celebrated on October 30, 2010 at l:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230. Services will be preceded by a Rosary. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.



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



Mildred Passafiume

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MAGIDOW, Millie Loving mother of Harvey (Sue) Magidow and Rochelle (Al) Israel. Devoted grandmother of Eric Israel, Andrea Alexander, Tanya Bordner, Greg Magidow, Andy Magidow, Lisa Magidow, Lillian Magidow, Alex Magidow, Joseph Magidow. Proud great-grandmother of Riley Alexander, Justine Alexander, Carly Alexander, Rachel Israel, Hannah Israel, Cade Paul and Maddison Paul. Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, Simi Valley 800-600-0076



Mitchell Adam Pokrassa (In Memoriam)

Pokrassa, Mitchell Adam 11/09/1952 - 03/11/2009 Still loved, still missed



Molly Herstein Blum Halpern

Molly Herstein Blum Halpern passed away Oct. 25, 2010, just shy of her 101st birthday., She is survived by her daughter, Arlene Shatsky of Oxnard; her son, Richard Blum and daughter-in-law Nancee, of Iowa City, Iowa; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter; as well as her sister, Sally Leviton of St. Paul, Minn., Born in Russia, Dec. 5, 1909, she was hesitant to discuss her age until she reached the age of 100. She called her 100th birthday and the accompanying celebration, "The best day of my life!", Molly was twice married. Her husband David Blum with whom she had two children died in 1971. In 1982 she married Casper Halpern and they had some very happy years together. Molly considered her stepchildren and step-grandchildren to very much be a part of her family and loved them dearly. In recent years, Molly deeply enjoyed the championship and love of Jack Ryan. Molly loved to dance and regularly did so with her folk dance group where she had many dear friends., No one lives to be 100 years old without the help of many fine caregivers. Molly's caregivers included Ofelia De Jesus, the staff of Westwood Horizons, and The Venturan Convalescent Home., There will be a graveside service for Molly at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at The Home of Peace Cemetery, 4334 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Harmony Hill Retreat Center, 7362 E. State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 or Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Morris BLOOM

BLOOM, Morris Born January 11, 1918, passed away October 26, 2010. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Services will be held Thursday at 1:00 PM, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries- Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.



Noel, David "Chip"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

In Loving Memory David "Chip" Noel 07/30/1943 ~ 10/27/2009 Of this wisdom it is written: "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor .....



Obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:42 AM 

BAKER -- Wilson Baker, 84, of Tulare died Sunday. He was a land leveler. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today, Miller's Tulare Funeral Home. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Aloysius Catholic Church.



Obituaries: Oct. 27: Watson

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:13 AM

Anthony Watson Services will be Oct. 30 for Anthony Watson, who died Oct. 23 at his Ben Lomond home. He was 46. 



Obituary: Lucy R. Gomez, 90, ran successful Sacramento tortilla factory

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila)

Lucy R. Gomez, a businesswoman who built a mom-and-pop factory into the chief supplier of corn tortillas in Sacramento, died Friday of complications from a recent stroke. She was 90. Lucy R. Gomez 



Ola Del (Fay) Campo

Born June 16, 1937 and went to see our Lord on the morning of October 21, 2010. She was 73 years young. Fay is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mike Del Campo, her children, Geanne (Del Campo) Pack of Roseville, CA, Michael Del Campo of Olivehurst, CA, Donald Del Campo and Terry Jo Elms, both of Idaho. She is also survived by her brother, Steven Elms of Marysville and her sister, Donna Vick of Linda. 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive her. Fay was a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother. A homemaker for 54 years, Fay loved and provided for her family. Her interests included playing with her grandchildren, playing games, cooking, crocheting and going antiquing. Fay will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. Funeral Services will be this Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:00 am at Sierra View Mortuary in Olivehurst. Burial to follow at Sierra View Memorial Park. Send Condolences to



Osborne, Ruth

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ruth Osborne Oct. 27, 1924 ~ Jan. 29, 2006 Happy Birthday Mom! You were the Best Mom and best friend a kid could ever .....



Oskar Huber

On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.




CHIPMAN, PATRICIA JANE Born in Pennsylvania August 20, 1929 Went to Heaven October 21, 2010 October 21, 2010, at 7:50 p.m. my Grandma passed away. To many, she would have seemed like just another Grandma. But to us, she was so much more. She lived in poverty as a young girl, was divorced, and after raising three wonderful sons in a two parent household, raised my mother and my uncle on her own. She worked many jobs to secure her children's future. Grandma lived with our family for 18 years in Arizona, Georgia, Florida and San Diego. She loved us all very deeply with a passion. She was the most loving Grandma anyone could ask for. Fifteen years of my life she blessed me with her love and care. She cooked amazing food and did our laundry year after year. She died of heart failure and I only wish I had more time with her. In her lifetime, she rose up past all bad influences and struggles to bring about a loving family. She had five children, Chip (Lucy), Gary (Kathy), Jack (Monica), Lee (Maria) and Jane (Marty); sixteen grandchildren, Eddie, Jason, Andy, Patrick, Jared, Chance, Cameron, Jay, Amanda, Vanessa, Sergio, Brandon, Bradlee, Christopher, Corey, and Caitlin, and five great-grandchildren, Alexia, Cameron, Khloe, Kaylee, and Hailee. She had two sisters, Anna May and Connie, and a brother, Raymond (Trudy) as well as many nieces and nephews who have been such a wonderful part of her life. She died with her family's love and support around her in our home. She will continue to be remembered in my heart for the rest of my days. She died peacefully and is in a better place now. Love you Grandma! (Written by Christopher McAuliffe, her grandson). A service celebrating her life will be held on November 5th at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Donations may be made to the on her personal webpage at, or by mailing to, 1710 Gilbreth Road Burlingame, CA 94010-1795




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MONTANA, PHILIP JR. San Diego 5/21/23 - 10/21/10 10/28/10, at 10 a.m. Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619) 263-3141 



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 Rae "Pat" Salter

Patricia "Pat" Salter passed away at the young age of 78 on October 21, 2010. She was born on May 1, 1932 in Santa Monica, CA to Raymond and Louise McAndrews. While working at the phone company in 1952, she met her husband, Joseph James Salter and they married 3 months later on September 30, 1952. As they continued to build their lives together, they welcomed 3 children: Mark, Debra and Daniel. They lived in the South Bay area before purchasing their first home in Torrance in October of 1967, where the family still gathers today. Pat worked as an electronic technician for Hughes Aircraft for 30 years and was an avid bowler. She was a member of the Eagles Bowling League for 25 years. Pat loved football and her favorite team was UCLA. She also enjoyed going on trips to wineries with her sister and brother-in-law, Don and Darlene Merriman. Pat cherished Thanksgiving and Christmas and spending time with her family. Anyone who truly knew Pat knew her love for QVC and her soaps. She was referred to as Grandma ""Toots"" by her grandkids and great-grandkids. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Louise McAndrews; her husband, Joseph James Salter (of 46 years); daughter, Debra Salter; and sister, Margie McAndrews. She is survived by her sons, Mark Salter (Camarillo) and Daniel Salter (Torrance); her sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Don Merriman (Manhattan Beach); grandchildren, Mac, Stacie and Corey Salter (Camarillo); three great-grandchildren, Emma, Breezy and one on the way; along with many nieces and nephews. The service will be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, Redondo Beach, 901 Torrance Blvd. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Please sign the guestbook at



Patrick Marrone

Patrick Henry Marrone, M.D. Resident of Monte Sereno March 1, 1926-Oct. 23, 2010 Family was the most important part of Pat's life. He was a loving husband to Barbara for 62 years, and a devoted father to his nine children: Nancy Gerard (Ron), Greg (Cheryl Driver), Chris (Mona Guti‚rrez), T.J. (Deni), David, Joe, Frank (Nancy Lepow-Marrone), Patricia Napper (Brian) and Doug (Theresa Villalvazo). He also is survived by nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a retired ophthalmologist and former Chief of Staff at Los Gatos Community Hospital. He loved his friends, his golf, and his community, and was a generous contributor to various charities. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose. Arrangements by DARLING FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS.



Paul Butters

Paul Theodore Butters Resident of Saratoga Formerly of Newton, MA. Died unexpectedly at home on October 24, 2010 at the age of 49. Dear son of Arlene Butters and step-father John LaTorraca of San Diego, CA and the late Nelson M. Butters. Beloved husband of Sharon Miller of Saratoga, CA. Devoted father of Allie, Samantha, Jake and Nick Butters of Mountain View, CA as well as his step-daughters Allison and Kayla Miller of Saratoga, CA. Loving brother of Meryl Butters of Pittsburgh, PA and Lisa (Steven) Butters Scher of Brookline, MA and step-siblings Gary LaTorraca, Leigh Ann Woeller and Janine Gardetto of San Diego, CA. Cherished grandson of Rhoda Butters of Brookline, MA and the late Saul Butters. Funeral Services at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA on Thursday, October 28 at 1:30 PM. Interment will be at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, MA. Memorial observance will be at the home of Lisa and Steven Scher immediately following interment until 8:00 PM to resume on Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Expressions of Sympathy may be donated to the 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or Please visit or to leave condolence messages and share memories. STANETSKY MEMORIAL CHAPELS 617-232-9300 or 800-842-4280



Paul Mitchell Jr.

PAUL MITCHELL, JR. SEP 30, 1958 - OCT 22, 2010 Military honors at San Joaquin Valley Nat'l Cemetery, Thurs., Oct. 28th at 1:30pm.To our loving father. We will miss you. 



Paul Stornetta

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:00 AM 

Paul Eugene Stornetta, 81, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, 11 months after receiving the news of his heart condition. Paul was born July 6, 1929, in Petaluma, to Louis and Maria Stornetta, who e


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Paula Jean Goodman

Paula Jean Goodman, 86, peacefully went to be with her lord and Savior Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at home with her family surrounding her. Mom had a five year battle with Alzheimer''s Disease, but was able to stay in her home due to the care of her loving husband, Lou. The family also wants to thank Remy, Juanita and Andrea for their faithful and compassionate assistance. Paula Jean was born in Oklahoma in July 1924 and married Louis C. Goodman June 10, 1945. They had two sons, Clay and Brad. She also had three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. During, , she worked as "Rosy the Riviter." Besides being a constant loving mother and wife, Jean worked as a dental assistant, teacher and real estate agent. When she moved to San Luis Obispo in 1994, she served on the Grand Jury. Mom always had a helpful and serving spirit. Her outward loveliness was matched only by her inward beauty. She will be missed by her loving husband of 65 years, Lou; sons Clay (Tina) and Brad (Nancy); grandchildren Scott (Amy), Amanda (Jason) and Alyse (Chris) and great-grandchildren Calli, Bella, Evann, Jonah, Ben and Tait. There will be a graveside memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at San Luis Cemetery. Some family members may be participating in the Alzheimer''s Memory Walk at Laguna Lake Park in the morning, where donations to Alzheimer''s research can be made in Paula Jean''s name. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer''s Association, California Central Coast Chapter, 1528 Chapala St. Ste. 204, Santa Barbara, CA 93101,, We love you Mom. We know you are in a better place and you taught us a faith and a hope that we will be together again. We are so blessed to have known you.



Penny Bentiste

PENNY ANN BENTISTE Age 65, resident of Soboba Reservation for 31 years, Riverside County total of 58 years, passed away 10/20/2010. Penny was born 03/23/1945 in Fort Wayne, IN. She was employed as a Teacher\'s Aide for SJUSD and as a Cook for Noli Indian School. Penny is survived by her husband, Tony Bentiste; daughter Anna Brittian and husband Michael; son, Mike Bentiste and wife Laura; mother-in-law, Frances Arres; brothers, Jacque Miller of Bakersfield, CA and Tim Miller of Hemet, CA; sister, Mary Lee Schoof-Brittian of Hemet; grandchildren, Eric Brittian, Mariah Brittian, Joshua Bentiste and Taylor Bentiste; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and Bingo buddies. Service 10/30, from 9-11am with Funeral at 11am at Inland Memorial Harford Chapel. Interment to follow at 1pm at Soboba Reservation Cemetery. "She was loved by all" Arrangements Handled By: INLAND MEMORIAL HARFORD CHAPEL (951) 658-3288



Peter Lenz

Peter Lenz, 13, died Aug. 29, 2010, after an accident during warm-ups for a motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Before his family moved to Washington, he lived in Santa Cruz and Mountain View, Calif. His paternal grandparents and uncles live in the Santa Cruz area.



Philip A. Gove

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Pilkinton, Donald Claude

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Donald Claude Pilkinton Jan. 21, 1939 - Oct. 15, 2010 Resident of Oakland Donald Claude Pilkinton passed away on Oct. 15, 2010, while enjoying .....



Polly A. (Perrit) Aldige

Polly A. Perrit Aldige, 89, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away October 15, 2010. She was born January 15, 1921 to William and Winnie Perrit in Box, Okla. She married J.C. "Bud" Aldige on May 8, 1942 in Pasadena, Calif. He passed away in 1997. Polly was a wife, mother, administrative assistant, as well as a business partner with her husband. In addition, Polly belonged to Artists of Ironwood and was an avid golfer; was a Lay Eucharist Visitor for St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, and was active in other charities. Polly is survived by her daughter, Julie Aldige of St. Ignatius, Mont. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 10:00 AM, October 30, 2010 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Hwy 74 in Palm Desert. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Susan B. ,




BENDER, REGINA MAE Regina Mae Bender, born March 22, 1925, to William and Scandia (Steiner) Burke in Superior, Montana, died October 23, 2010 at 12:08 a.m., in San Diego, California. One of eight children, Regina is survived by her only living sibling Royal Burke of Garrison, Montana. Loving mother to Mary Regina (Binky) Peterslie (Pete), Roberta Louise (Bobbi) Amador, Laura Lee (Lulu) Pasqua ,(Greg). Grandmother to Amanda Bender, Steven Peterslie, Carrie (Peterslie) Pate, Andrew Burke Hernandez, R. Nicole Abajian, Lauren Elan (Abajian) Espinosa, Nicholas Amador and Benjamin Lee James Pasqua. Great-grandma to Stephenie Bernal (deceased 2009) Eric Bernal, Christina Bernal, Jeffery Pate, Kaylynn Pate, Sammy Peterslie, Haley Peterslie, and Elan A. Espinosa, (born June 26, 2010). Regina was known and worked many years as" The Lunch Lady" at Ella B. Allen School and Sunnyside School in Bonita. She also worked many years (after her divorce from Robert Lee Bender (deceased 2001) at the North Island bowling alley as their "Short Order Chef." ( Mom was known for being the best cook on San Miguel Road.) She retired 20 years ago, and has lived in Chula Vista forever. She will be placed at Glen Abbey in Bonita. Gina is now with her very best friend, Mary B. Thompson, having a cold one. Enjoy Mom, you're the best !




HATHAWAY, RICHARD L. Coronado 09/07/1935 - 10/14/2010 UCSD Body Donation Program (858) 534-4546 




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ROBINSON, RICHARD Lawrence San Diego 8/29/1950 - 10/24/2010 Service Wednesday 1:00 p.m. Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary Merkley-Mitchell (619)295-2177 




ROBERT B. HENRY, JR. Passed away on October 19, 2010 of pancreatic cancer. He was a resident of Riverside for over 54 years. Robert was born March 21, 1932 in New York City, New York. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Robert served as a member or the new Jersey National Guard, and for 4 years as a communications officer with the United States Air Force. Robert was an avid photographer, and loved taking pictures of family, friends, and anything that drove or flew. He is survived by his brother, Donald Henry of Slatington, PA, 2 sons, Steven R. Henry of Torrance, CA and Gary A Henry, of Riverside, CA as well as 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Robert had a love of amateur radios, and keeping in touch with his family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered as a dedicated family member, friend and volunteer for a variety of events where he assisted with communications services. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 29th at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA at 10:30am. A reception will follow the service.




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MANGLICMOT, RUTH July 4, 1936 to Oct. 24, 2010 Ruth peacefully entered the Kingdom of Heaven, surrounded by her children and sisters, on October 24, 2010. Ruth was a magnificent mother and housewife. She also served as a Nurse Assistant for over 30 years. A caring woman, Ruth was always concerned about everyone's well being before her own. Ruth is survived by her five children, three sisters, one brother, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services Saturday, October 30th, 1:00 p.m. at Glen Abbey - Little Chapel of Roses, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902. Celebration follows.



Raimondi, William L. "Billy"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

William L. "Billy" Raimondi 1912 - 2010 Resident of Alameda William L. ("Billy") Raimondi was born in San Francisco on December 1, 1912 and .....



Ramirez, Natividad

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Natividad Ramirez Resident of Union City and Newark June 22, 1912 - Oct. 24, 2010 Natividad Ramirez peacefully passed away on Sunday at home ..... 



Randy Kjenstad

Randy passed away on October 20, 2010 at his home. He was born August 28, 1950 in Clear Lake, South Dakota to Selmer and Ruby Kjenstad. The family moved to California shortly after Randy's birth. He attended Torrance schools, graduating from Torrance High in 1968. He was hired by the Torrance Police Department in 1972 and proudly served for 30 years. He enjoyed the many family gatherings and spending time with close, and sometimes crazy, friends...many desert trips, camping, cruises, trips to South Dakota, Wisconsin and Texas...wonderful memories!! He, also, enjoyed all things golf and watching football and baseball. Randy is survived by his original wife of 36 years, Patti; sons, Clint and Scott…both of whom he was very proud; and granddaughter, Satori…who he adored. Also survived by his brother, Don (Ginny White); sisters, Karen (Don) Gray and Pam (Kevin) Goins; and many other loving relatives too numerous to name. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 30 at King's Way Community Church, 1748 W. 251st St. Lomita, CA. Interment to follow at Green Hills Cemetery in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the John Wayne Cancer Institute or the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The love, prayers and support of our family and dear friends during this unimaginable time has been very much appreciated. We love you all. We, also, wish to thank the caring doctors, wonderful nurses, and the more than understanding hospice staff at Torrance Memorial Hospital…some people can earn their angel wings while on earth. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Pastor Nori Hanaoka and the sweet Congregation of King's Way Community Church for their many prayers and all the delicious food. Please sign the guest book at



Ray "Pudgy" Campbell

Ray "Pudgy" Campbell, Ray "Pudgy" Campbell passed away October 19, 2010 after a lengthily illness. Pudgy was born and raised in Santa Maria and attended local schools. He also played little league baseball which was managed by his uncle art "Bury" Kelley Hanson equipment team. He also loved to play the guitar, sing and entertain.. He was a member of teamsters local 381 in Santa Maria. Ray was a Sgt. Major with the Salvation Army also., Ray is survived by his children Julie Anderson and husband Jeff of Bakersfield, Patrick Campbell of Maricopa, Kristina Campbell of Rio Rancho New Mexico, Jonathan Campbell and wife Diana of Twenty Nine Palms, and Tammy Campbell of Santa Maria. Grandchildren Jeffery and Joshua Barreth, Orion Campbell, Brandon Campbell, Kylee Emerick, Ashleigh Campbell, Wyttne Campbell, Keneary Campbell, Natasha Campbell, his companion Kristi Brown of Taft, mother Kathleen "Kelley" Papi, aunt Mickey "Kelley" Freeman of Santa Maria, brothers John and Arthur Vecente, sisters Cheryl Ebbert, Francine Hershey, Dana Lopez and husband Paul of Santa Maria. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and very dear friend Kyle AKA "Bub" who was like a grandson., Ray is preceded in death by his father Bob Campbell, his grandparents Henry and Frances Kelley, daughter Kari Campbell and grandson Jason Robinette., Graveside services will be held Friday, October 29,2010 at the Santa Maria cemetery at 10:00 a.m.



Ray Edward Philpot

Ray was born to Mac and Sarah Philpot in July 1933 in Fresno, Calif., and passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, in Grover Beach. Raised in Tulare, Calif., he graduated from Tulare Union High School and the College of the Sequoias, where he lettered in several sports and was Giant-of-the-Year in 1955. His participation in sports was a lifelong adventure. He was a recognized baseball umpire for high school and college in the 60s and 70s, where fans had no trouble hearing a strike being called. When he retired to the Central Coast, he was recruited by the Morro Bay High School as a volunteer golf instructor for the boy''s and girl''s team. His hobby was golf and he could be found at Dairy Creek Golf Course repairing divots or marshaling the course. On the two other days of the week, he hung out with the Seger group waiting for their tee time to be called. He was the official "Swing Doc" when spotted on the course, always willing to help anyone improve their golf game. Ray is survived by his wife, Virginia; as well as children Sharon Green, Dennis Philpot, Richard Philpot and Robin Long (Iran); and grandchildren Coleen Green, Kathleen Green, Katy Long, Ashley Philpot, Bryce Philpot and Megan Long. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Madyson and David; and siblings Jim Philpot (Geneva), Carl Philpot (Shirley), Billy Jo Anthony (Richard) and Peggy Henry (Harley). A memorial golf tournament in his honor will be held at Dairy Creek Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Santa Barbara County Hospice or Morro Bay High School Golf teams in his name.



Ray Newby

Passed away at (home or hospital) Yuba Skilled Nursing Center October 22, 2010. Born to Ervin and Rosa Newby August 25, 1915 in Mankato, Minn. Ray served in the, from Dec. 1942 until Dec. 1945. He worked as a Marine Engine Mechanic. Serving in Northern France and Normandy. He earned Good Conduct Medal and, Victory Medal. He worked for Husts Bros. for 35 years, retiring in 1978. Ray loved to fish and hunt and was an avid bowler for the Kings and Queens and the Traveling League with the Elks, of which he was a Life Time Member. Lodge #783 in Marysville. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Irene Newby of 55 years; 8 brothers and sisters, and his parents. He is presently survived by his wife Marjorie Newby; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 11:00AM Friday, October 29, 2010 at Sierra View Cemetery. Send Condolences at



Raymond Daniel Williamson Jr.

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Reita May Hubbard

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Rev. Ivan Larson

REV. IVAN LARSON, 85, of San Luis Obispo, passed away on October 24 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach, CA 



Richard Coykendall

RICHARD L. COYKENDALL, 80, of Santa Maria, passed away October 25, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.



Richard James Rainford

Age 51, Richard "Rick" James Rainford passed away at his home in Occidental. Survived by his beloved daughter Maranda Lee Rainford; proud and loving papa of Chevelle, Madison, Rylee, Samauel and Patrick. Maranda's mother Rochelle Collier. Siblings: John Rainford III, Sharon Murillo, Steven Rainford, Donna Palomares and Tommy Rainford. Also the Conte family, as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends and co-workers; and of course, his dog Sassy. Predeceased by his father John Rainford Jr., his mother Beverly Miller, and his brother Donald Rainford. Rick's generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to his family and friends. Rick's humor, intelligence and enthusiasm for life were reflected in his many interests: first and foremost his daughter and grandchildren that he adored. He was a skilled craftsman and an extraordinary woodworker. He was an avid sports fan, studied world history, enjoyed reading biographies, and had an infectious sense of humor. He was a collector of many things. He loved living in and exploring the redwoods. He was always helping friends in need whether it was cooking a holiday meal for them or giving them help and hope. Rick was an incredible friend, and dedicated employee of White Cap since 1998. Rick's mischievous humor, and his devoted and constant caring are what will leave the biggest gaps. Everyone's life he has touched will miss him. Rick was a man who will forever be remembered for his kind spirit and open heart. Family and friends are invited to attend a "Celebration of Life" service Friday November 19th, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cotati Veterans Memorial Hall, 8505 Park Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931. You may also contact Maranda Rainford at 707-695-3247.



Richard Lee Bailey

Bailey, Richard Lee August 3, 1941 - October 15, 2010 Loving husband, father, papa, uncle, brother and friend, Dick passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and caregivers. A celebration of Dick's life will be held on Saturday, November 6, at 11:00am at the Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please honor Dick by making a donation to the of Orange County in his name.



Richard Marin

Richard Marin, age 55 of Armona, California entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 surrounded by his loving family., Richard was born in Corcoran, California on May 11, 1955 to James and Ramona Marin. He attended elementary school in Corcoran and attended Hanford High School and Lemoore High School and graduated from Hanford Adult School. Richard married Debra Louella Miller in Armona, on May 21, 1976. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God of Laton. Richard enjoyed woodworking and made birdhouses for the entire family. He also enjoyed gardening, mechanic work, putting models together, BBQ's, camping, road trips, especially going to the coast. He taught his sons to fish, even though he didn't really enjoy it himself. Richard had a great sense of humor and you often wondered by the look on his face what he was going to do next. He was a big hearted man, giving to those in need and never held a grudge. Richard will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew and loved him., Richard was preceded in death by his mom and stepdad, Ramona and Simon; brother-in-law, David (Dickie) Miller; father-in-law, Boyd Miller; nephew, Chris Maldonado; father and stepmother, James and Helen and two grandsons, Chace and Justin., Richard is survived by his loving wife, Debra of Armona; mother-in-law, Wanda Miller of Armona; children, Katherin Hull and husband, Robert of Escondido, CA, Tim Hernandez and wife, Nina of Hanford, John Hernandez and wife, Barbara of Modesto, CA, Toni Marin of Armona and Matthew Miller and Tonya of Armona; sisters, Pat Brieno and husband, Joseph of Hanford and Christy and husband, Vince of Hanford; sisters-n-law, JoAnne Mitchell of Hanford, Jackie Combs and husband, Ronnie of Hanford and Shelly Estrada and husband, Thomas of Armona; brother-in-law, Bobby Miller and wife, Sandy of Armona; grandchildren, Alicia, Tim (Jr.), Emmalee, Jacob, Michael, Lindsey, Kaitlyn, Cameron, Olivia and Isabella; great granddaughter, Madison; godson, Phillip Alcoser; nieces and nephews, Tommie, Stacey, Jodi, Crystal, Justin, Adam, Ronnie (Jr.), Jeffery, Thomas, (Jr.), Valerie, Celine, Alfred ( Jr.), Paul, Joseph (Jr.) and Marlinda and numerous extended family and friends., Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Laton Pentescostal Church of God, 6066 E. Riverdale Avenue in Laton, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230.



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 Earl Black

ROBERT EARL BLACK MAR 15, 1920 - OCT 22, 2010 Robert was born in Nebraska. He grew up in Colorado and moved to California in 1941. He is preceded in death by his wife Jean Black who passed away earlier this year. He is survived by his three sons Gary Black of Rouge River, Oregon, Keith Black of Modesto and Mike Black of Ceres. Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 29 at 11:00 am at Ripon Cemetery. Arrangements by Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel with an online guest registry available at:,



Robert Klemmedson

Robert Linn Klemmedson 89, passed away Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at Laurel Creek Health Center in Fairfield. Robert was born March 4th, 1921 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Linn and Faith (Larson) Klemmedson. He attended school in Arizona, and was a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Architecture. Bob was a true Renaissance Man, whose hobbies and talents were numerous and wide-ranging. A P-38 fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII, he flew 131 missions in the South Pacific, and was awarded the, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. On June 29th, 1947 he married Dorothy Louise Merida in Santa Barbara, California. He established a private architecture practice in Orinda, California in 1950. He designed many unique homes in the Bay Area during his long career. In 1975, Bob and Dorothy moved to Green Valley. Bob was an avid glider pilot for most of his life, competing in many national competitions. He also loved to sail the "Barbara", a 1932 wooden schooner that he restored, competing for many years in the Master Mariners' race on the SF Bay. He was a 35-year member of the Green Valley Country Club, who claimed two "hole-in-ones." He was also a member of the Master Mariners' Benevolent Association, Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, and the Soaring Society of America. In the last year of his life, Bob became very passionate about watercolor painting, creating many beautiful paintings of local scenes. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, of Green Valley; his son, Ron (Susan) Klemmedson of Green Valley; his daughter Kim (Eric) Teot of Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren, Betsy, Linn (Justin), David and Merida, and one great-grandson, Jake. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Don Klemmedson, and his granddaughter, Bree Klemmedson. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 29th at 11 a.m. at Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, 4177 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. Memorials may be made to the Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship Building Fund, at the above address. Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker, (707) 425-4697. You may sign the guest-book at



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 S. "Chick" Cooper

Robert 'Chick' Cooper passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, Woodland, Calif., He was born on Aug. 28, 1932, in Savannah, Ga., Chick had an extensive military career, first joining the Savannah National Guard at age 16. His unit was activated during the Korean conflict, spending two years in the Army. He then joined the Air Force and the love of flying took over, accruing more than 5,500 flying hours. After serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, Chick was re-assigned to Travis Air Force Base, where one of his proudest crew missions included flying two American P.O.W.s out of Vietnam to freedom., Upon retiring in Vacaville form the Air Force, the decorated war veteran worked for the California State Department of Corrections retiring in 1993. During this time, he attended Solano Community College earning a degree in telecommunications., He was an avid photographer and owned and operated Chick Cooper's Photography Studio for 10 years., He loved music (his Moody Blues), photography and traveling across the country with his beloved wife, Pat, in their motor home. His daily joy was a mocha frappuccino from Starbucks. He was loved for his quick wit and infectious sense of humor. His family was his life whom he loved and was devoted to., He is survived by his true love and wife, Pat; daughter, Cheryl (Stewart); son, Steve (Cindy); grandchildren, Carson, Chelsea, Kohl and Claire; sister, Stephanie (Walt) Byrns of Colton, Calif.; brother, James (Nancy) Cooper of Erwin, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews., Chick will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends and no words can ever express their deep loss and love of this most remarkable human being., A memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Immediately following, a committal service with full military honors will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 1565, Travis AFB, CA 94535., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,



Roberta Ann Makaiwi

Roberta Ann Makaiwi, loving wife, mother, auntie, sister and friend to so many, died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 24, 2010. Roberta was born March 27, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii, daughter of Peter and Jessie Alameida. Roberta married Franklin Wooley Kaleo Makaiwi on February 6, 1954 and moved to Southern California in 1957. She leaves behind daughter, Melanie Makaiwi; husband, Franklin Makaiwi; brothers, Stan and Steven Alameida and loving puppy "Honeygirl". She will be missed by her Ohana and friends and all who knew her. Services will be held Friday, October 29 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 501 Rowell Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Visitation from 10:00-11:00am and service at 11:00am. Please sign the guest book at



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.



Robin Leslie DeVick-Porter

Vick-Porter, Robin Leslie de February 19, 1962 - September 27, 2010 On September 27, our sweet, talented Robin was released back to the trees, landscapes and sky that she loved to paint. Robin was an artist, a business owner and a ray of light to all who knew her. She remained true to her heart throughout her life. She created vivid paintings and gorgeous hand-painted textiles, which she sold to luxury stores and boutiques across the world. Robin traveled extensively and allowed us to see the world through her richly-colored work. Robin was raised in Seattle. While in high school she studied in France as an exchange student. Robin graduated the University of Washington with a BA in Fine Arts and French. After graduation, Robin started her business and lived in her downtown art studio, where she worked. She was a strong supporter of the arts, and donated her time, creativity and work extensively. She had a wide circle of friends, a group that continued to grow throughout her life. In 1999, she married her beloved Ralph and left Seattle for Los Angeles. Once there her work evolved to reflect the more brilliant light of Southern California. In her last two years, Robin waged a courageous battle against cancer. In the end, she was surrounded by family and friends and was at peace. Robin will be remembered for her love of life and travel, her independence, her passion for adventure, her generosity, her wildly delightful sense of humor. She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Porter; her mother, Erna DeVick; and her brother Jeff and sister-in-laws Claudia DeVick, Sallie Porter and Mary Jane Del Valle. Her extended family includes her grandmothers, Violet Wressell and Alberta DeVick, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and many friends. Her father John DeVick preceded her in death. A gathering for Robin will be held on Sunday, November 21st at 3:00 p.m. at Cafe Metropol - 923 E 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.



Roko Lordanic

Born in Zman, Croatia, Roko immigrated to California in 1975 and has been a San Pedro resident for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Alma Lordanic; his three children, Ines Alder, Radivoj Lordanic and Jadranka Hunter and his five grandchildren. Viewing will be held at McNerney's Mortuary, 570 West Fifth Street, San Pedro, Friday, October 29th from 3:00-8:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Star of the Sea Church on Saturday, October 30th at 9:00am. You are welcome to leave the family a message or share memories at



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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.



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Roy Vujovich

Vujovich, Roy November 14, 1926 - October 23, 2010 Roy Vujovich, loved and cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and coach, passed away at his home the evening of October 23, 2010, in North Hills, California. He was 83 years old. He leaves behind his beloved family, an incredible network of friends, and a legacy of love, determination, strength, humor, passion and compassion. In 1943, Roy enlisted in the United States Navy and continued Navy maneuvers in the Pacific for the next three years. After the war, Roy pursued a teaching credential at UCLA. He played football and pole-vaulted at the collegiate nationals in track. He was proud to be on Coach Red Sanders' first football team and lived at the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house. In 1951, Roy continued his graduate work and his position as head football and track coach at Harvard School for Boys. He was delighted to be named head football coach and Physical Education teacher at Glendale High School shortly thereafter. In 1954, Roy's popularity soared as Glendale High School won the League Championships and went on to the regional play-off games. In 1957, "Educational Tours of America" was born. The "share the expense" bus tour of the United States and Eastern Canada with 80 students annually continued for over two decades. His rugged good looks and booming voice also led him to Hollywood, where he appeared in commercials, television and movies as his teaching schedule allowed. In 1962, Roy was honored by the football association of Southern California and by the Glendale community as "Coach of the Year." In 1966, Roy moved forward to teach at Glendale Junior College. In 1967, he accepted a position with a furniture business in San Francisco. In 1969, Roy was simultaneously offered a partnership in the furniture firm and an invitation from the Glendale Unified School District to return to teaching and coaching in Glendale. He opted to return to teaching and coaching, and also resumed "Educational Tours of America" each summer. During the 1980's, Roy successfully pursued a career in real estate and traveled extensively with friends and family. His explorations took him to Maine, Hawaii, the Caribbean islands, Hong Kong, Russia, China, Sri Lanka and Serbia. In 1990, Roy experienced a life-saving quintuple bypass. He decided to fully enjoy his new lease on life and celebrated with retirement and marriage to Christina Holland in 1991. Roy delighted in the company of Christina in North Hills and being a "house husband." It brought him immense joy and a sense of rebirth to help raise his grandchildren, Andrew and Christian Cotter, who lived with them for several years. Poppy and/or Grandpa Roy loved to attend the functions of his other grandchildren as well, including sports games, dance recitals and parties. He treasured and lived life to its fullest, appreciating and focusing on all of its beauty, joy and comedy. He lived, until the end, with compassion, striving to make the road a little easier, or a lot more fun, for someone else. He was, quite simply, a true success. The Vujovich family is indebted to Rafael Magaling, Roy's faithful caregiver, for making his days fulfilling and peaceful. Their mutual love of cooking and food gave them many hours of Food Network viewing, with Roy trying out many recipes over the months. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Christina Holland Vujovich of North Hills, sisters: Patricia Talbott (Frank), and Beverly Wolff (Harold); children: Christina Marie Norris (Peter), Janja Vujovich Seretti (Philip), Mila Vujovich-La Barre, Bron Vujovich (Ava), Denise Marie Lowe (Kevin), Brian Holland, and Matt Holland; grandchildren: Laura Norris, Chuck Norris, Giovanni Seretti, Branko Seretti, Danica La Barre, Jorja La Barre, Mirjana Vujovich, Christian Cotter, Andrew Cotter, Tyler Holland, Christina Holland; great grandchild: Arabella Seretti, and numerous nieces and nephews hold his memory and teachings close to their hearts. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Sam Vujovich and John Vujovich. His ashes will be interred at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Services will be private. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date. Contact: Christina Vujovich Cell: (818) 486-1753



Ruby Evangelista

RUBY EVANGELISTA, 88, of Grover Beach, died Oct. 23, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.



Ruby Florence Douglass

RUBY FLORENCE DOUGLASS JAN 3, 1921 - OCT 22, 2010 Ruby was born in Winslow, AZ, and passed away after a long illness in Modesto, CA. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas R. Douglass; daughter Karen E. Mathwig; and grandson Michael R. Bennett. She is survived by daughters, Donna J. Bennett and Sandra L. Bianco (Frank); grandsons, Douglas A. Bennett (Maria) of Modesto, Donald J. Mathwig (Tabitha) of Chico, CA, and Peter M. Bianco (Veronica) of Greeley, CO; and 6 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be sent to Modesto Community Hospice. For remembrances log on to:,



Russell Wintle

Russell Wesley Wintle Long time Los Gatos resident Passed away Wednesday, October 20th at the age of 104. Russell was born on August 11, 1906 in Schenectady, New York. Russell is survived by his wife of 83 years Louise Diehsner Wintle also of Los Gatos. Other survivors include Robert Wintle and his wife Wilma (Paradise, Ca); Donna Bailey and her husband Timothy (Grass Valley, Ca); Roger Wintle and his wife Tommye (Los Gatos, Ca) and his son-in-law Tom Floyd (Santa Cruz, Ca). He was preceded in death by his daughter Shirley Floyd (1980). Russell is survived by 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and Russell is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his sisters-in-law, Freda Harrell (OR) and Theresa Tucker (MA). Services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church (16548 Ferris Ave) in Los Gatos, on Saturday October 30th, at ll:00 A.M.



Ruth Laberta Brooks

Ruth Laberta Brooks, 95, was born in Scottsdale, Pa., and died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at her home. She was a member of Shandon Assembly of God. God shined through her in life and music. Her love was freely given and she was never without a good story or joke. All who knew her will miss her dearly. She is survived by her children Norma Curtis, Clayre Brooks, Peggy Chase, Gaynell Crow and Beverly Ward; 17 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be from 9 until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home, 1703 Spring St. in Paso Robles. Burial will follow at Shandon Cemetery. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles




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CTR2 SETH JAMES FRIAS JUL 29, 1982 - OCT 16, 2010 Seth was born July 29th, 1982 in Modesto, Ca. He was received by his savior, October 16th 2010 in San Diego, Ca. at Balbo Navy Medical Center. He was 28. Seth was raised in Oakdale, Ca. where he graduated from Oakdale High school in 2000. There he enjoyed being a member of the Track team along with singing in the Vocal Jazz group. He built long lasting relationships there, along with his love for his cherished 49ers. After two years of attending Azusa Pacific Christian College in Azusa, Ca. his desire to join the US Navy came to fruition. In the Navy he flourished, loving both his Job as a Cryptologic Technician in the Naval Special Warfare Group, and his new brothers and sisters in arms. During Seth's distinguished career, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, two Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, NATO Medal, and various Marksmanship Medals. Seth had a zest for life that is repeated over and over by all that knew him. He took every challenge he endured with a smile, thus his nickname Dr. Giggles''. His two year battle with Ewing's Sarcoma came to an end while surrounded with family and a loving contingent of nurses and Corpsman. He is survived by his daughter, Catherine Frias, his mother and father, Michelle and Jim Frias, his brother and sister, Judah and Shaina Frias, his grandparents, William and Evelyn Frias and Loretta Buie, and his great grandmother Flossie Buie. Viewing will be from 4pm to 8pm, Thursday Oct. 28th at the Oakdale-Riverbank Mortuary, 830 West F St., Oakdale, CA. Memorial services will be held at 12:30pm, Friday October 29th at River Oak Grace Community Church, 7712 Rodden Rd., Oakdale CA. Graveside service will follow with full military honors at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd Suite 102. PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057.



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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., , , , , ,



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.,



Sandra J. Grippin

Sandra J. Grippin, daughter of James W. and P. Jane (Dibble) Flye passed away at home October 23, 2010, surrounded by her husband, family, and beloved pets. Sandi was born in Danbury, grew up on the shores of Lake Candlewood and had an idyllic childhood cruising on her parents' large cabin boat, playing ball, riding bikes, and attending huge family picnics. She graduated from Danbury High in 1963 and earned a business degree at Green Mountain College . She worked at Davis and Geck, was office manager and head of sales at Daret Color Corp., and later a paralegal for Ventura and Ventura, all of Danbury, On September 14, 1974, she married David Grippin in Middletown Springs, VT. and was an admin. assistant at Pizzagalli Construction of Burlington. In 1988 Sandi and Dave bought Rutland Express, a freight/courier service for northern New England . Sandi was chairman of the Education Committee and a Sunday school teacher at N. Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church . She was a founding member of NAWIC, President of Monkton Boro Cemetary Assoc, member of the Mercedes Benz Club, and a social member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club.. Sandi had numerous interests, a keen intellect, and was a voracious reader. She enjoyed watching and caring for the birds and wild animals on her property, and was known for taking in strays. Together, she and Dave enjoyed gardening, traveling, antiquing, fairs, car shows, motorcycle touring and boating on Lake Champlain . Sandi saw beauty in everything, from the VT. Birds, to friends in Sweden , pink Bermuda beaches, jungles and cities of Belize , Guatemala, Mexico and Jamaica . Sandi was predeceased by her parents, sister Evelyn, brothers Robert and George and step son David Jr. She is survived by David, her beloved husband and sole mate of 42 years of N. Ferrisburgh, brothers James of Middletown Springs, VT, Donald of New Milford, Ct.and his wife Donna, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and best friends, Danny Cornell, Jan Hamlin, Connie Timan Hine, JoAnn Re Panzetta, Ruth Ball, JoAnn Sheehan Verga, Dorothy Sawyer and her special friend Britt Cantela, who lovingly cared for her in the last days of her life. A celebration of Sandi's life will be held at the United Methodist Church, Rt. 7, Ferrisburgh, VT. on November 13th at 1pm. A private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial gifts may be made to your local humane society or by planting a tree, perennial shrub or flower.



Santiago Valencia

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



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



Shelton, Merl Kenneth

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Merl Kenneth Shelton, 91, passed away peacefully at Valley Comfort in Modesto at 10:23 pm on Saturday, October 23.  Merl was born November 12, ..... 



Shepard, Bernard Robert

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Bernard Robert Shepard Bernard Robert Shepard, 74, of Montevallo, AL passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010. Mr. Shepard was preceded in death by his ..... 



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 Ann Kruger

Passed away October 25, 2010 in Santa Rosa. Shirley was born in Columbia City, Indiana and lived in Sonoma County 19 years. She is survived by her children, Michael Kruger, Christopher Kruger, Constance Hayen, Karen Roberts, Jennifer Kruger, Sandra Kruger, Matthew Kruger and Paula Kruger. Also survived by her brother, Thomas Kerr of Hobart, Indiana; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Shirley raised her eight children as a single parent; she was an alumni of Columbia City High School in Columbia City, IN. She enjoyed the semi annual Cousins Reunions, and high school reunions, most recently her 60th. Shirley was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was proud to be an avid 49er fan. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Private interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



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Stanley Toft Hamilton

90, died on October 16, 2010. Stan was raised and educated in San Francisco and served in the Navy during, . He married the love of his life, Marcia Correll, on October 12, 1946 in Santa Rosa, CA where their two daughters were born and they were active in the community. Stan retired after 25 years with Hills Brothers Coffee in San Francisco and moved to Paradise, CA where he and Marcia managed the Hallmark Store for 19 years. They traveled all over the United States and the world, often with Elderhostel. Stan's grandchildren and great grandchildren brought a lot of joy to him, especially toward the end of his life. Throughout their 64 years of marriage, Stan and Marcia were very devoted to each other and their relationship was an inspiration to their children and grandchildren. They formed many close friendships that lasted throughout their lives. Stan is survived by his brother Jack Hamilton, wife Marcia Hamilton; daughters Lynn and Jan Hamilton; three grandsons and four great grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the : NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF NO CA, CHICO BRANCH.



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.



Stewart Pillette

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Stringer, Joan Gayle

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Joan Gayle Stringer CARLSBAD -- Joan Gayle Stringer peacefully went to God on Monday, October 25, 2010, ending her long struggle with cancer. Born ..... 



Susman, Dorothy Olivia "Terry"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Dorothy Olivia Susman, aka "Terry," A Longtime Oakland Resident Died Oct. 23. Terry, who was born April 25, 1932 in London, England, was known ..... 




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.




January 30, 1929 ~ October 22, 2010 Thelma B. Johnson was born on January 30th of 1929 in San Diego, California to the late Wesley Edward and Alice Lydia (Carleton) Barth. She passed away at the age of 81 on Friday, October 22nd of 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker for 63 years. She married her late husband Mr. Sidney "R.A." Johnson on November 4th in 1947 in Reno, Nevada. Thelma and her husband were the founders of Sid Johnson Plumbing and Johnson Plumbing who is currently owned today by their son Greg Johnson. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband Sidney "R.A." Johnson in 1988, he was a retired contractor. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters Rita Johnson and Ruby Sprotte. Thelma is survived by her children: Jennifer Gantney (Eugene), Rhonda Johnson, Deborah Wohltman (William) all of Merced and Greg Johnson (Sharon) of Le Grand, California. Also surviving Thelma is her brother Arnold Barth of Clear Lake, CA, her sister Elsie McNally of Mariposa, CA, 9 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren and a host of numerous nieces and nephews. No services will be held, as per her request. Picture includes her husband as they were inseparable. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the . All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home-901 West Main Street in Merced, CA; or you may call us at 1-209-722-6201.



Tanya Prindle

TANYA PRINDLE, 48 of Oceano passed away Saturday, October 23rd 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach, CA.



Theresa Lorraine "Terry" Armstrong

Theresa 'Terry' Lorraine Armstrong, 82, of Suisun, died on Friday, Oct. 22, in Vacaville., She was born on April 22, 1928, in Boston., A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A Catholic Prayer Service will follow on Friday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Burial will take place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www



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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 Glenn Conner

Thomas Glenn (Buck) Conner passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 after a brief illness., He was born Nov. 27, 1913 in Imperial, Calif. His family moved to Moorpark in 1923. He graduated from Moorpark High School in 1932. Then in 1937 he met and married Bonnie Hollis from Simi Valley. Buck worked for Douglas Air Craft in Los Angeles during World War II then he and Bonnie came back to Moorpark where he bought a ranch next door to his parents in the Fairview area where he raised apricots, lemons and turkeys for 18 years., In 1964 he and Bonnie moved into town. He got his contractors license and went to work for the County of Ventura as a building inspector, then later on for the Parks and Recreation District until he retired. Buck loved to golf. He was very active in the Moorpark Lions Club. He also volunteered his carpentry skills at the One More Time senior thrift store on High Street in Moorpark., He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Bonnie of 68 years., He is survived by his daughter, Judy Patton, and his son, Tom Conner; grandchildren, Mark Patton (Marci), Steve Patton (Lisa), Lisa Patton Sanchez (Steve), Tracy Liesemeyer (Mike), Trisha Conner Whiting (Gary); great-grandchildren: Travez, Tommy, Samantha Liesemeyer, Jaime, Tristen Barnett, Stephanie, Rebecca, Megan Sanchez, Patrick (Andrea), Jack, Tyler, Sam Patton, and our little precious Sophia Patton, his one-year-old great-great-granddaughter., We would like to Thank Dr. Curtis Kodama who always took such good care of him and our mother, TLC Hospice in Moorpark, and the wonderful nurses and staff at Simi Valley Hospital., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home. Donations in his memory can be made to Simi Valley-Moorpark Lions Club, 10842 Ternez Dr., Moorpark, CA 93021.



Tom Noda

Tom Tamotsu Noda Resident of Dixon Passed away peacefully on October 25, 2010, at the age of 86. Dearly beloved husband of the late Doris Sumiye Noda; loving father of Doug Noda and Janis Noda Ikeda; devoted grandfather of Scott, Ashley and Danielle Noda and Kyle and Bryan Ikeda; loving father-in-law of Alicia Noda and Ed Ikeda. A longtime resident of Dixon CA, Tom was born in Woodland, CA, on February 23, 1924. He managed the Spice Islands Farm in Dixon for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and visiting Cache Creek and Boomtown. He leaves behind his sister, Aya Endow, of Hood River, Oregon and was preceded in death by his siblings Taeko, George and Frank Noda. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, and leaves behind many longtime friends in Dixon and the San Jose area. Funeral services to be held Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 North 5th Street, San Jose, CA. Interment immediately following at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA.



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,



Tretheway, Jacquelyn

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jacquelyn Tretheway, 77, of Lodi, died Sept. 1. She was born May 20, 1933. Mrs. Trethway is survived by her daughters, Debra Malanca and Cathy ..... 



Velma Olivier

Velma Chamberlin Ball Olivier, 94 of Santa Paula, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 in Santa Paula following an extended illness. She was born May 29, 1916 in Santa Paula, and was a lifelong resident., The younger daughter of Frank Ely and Orva Chamberlin, Velma was born on the old Clayberg Ranch. She attended school at McKevett School, Isbell School and Santa Paula Union High School. She was very active in school organizations, including the debate team, and took second place in the Tri-County competition in Santa Barbara. In 1930 Velma joined the Santa Paula Christian Church, which has been a lifelong commitment. She met and married Clifford Ball in 1934, who also was a church member, until his death in 1955. While working with the youth group she met and fell in love with Donald Olivier, and they were married in 1961., Following graduation Velma was employed by the Ralph Steuard Plymouth/Dodge Agency as office manager. The agency later became Plano & Love Plymouth/Dodge. In 1939 she went to work at the Santa Paula Savings and Loan Association. This was the beginning of a 41-year career which took her from the bottom to the position of corporate secretary. During World War II Velma served her country for over 1500 hours as a nurse's aide., She was a member of the Soroptimist Club, Business and Professional Women's Club, serving as president of the local chapter and director of public relations at the State level. She was instrumental in the formation of the Ventura County Escrow Association, and was organizing secretary for the Santa Paula Union High School Alumni Association. In 1997 she and her husband, Don, were instrumental in the formation of the Santa Clara Valley Bank., Velma looked at her life as one large experience from the St. Francis Dam disaster, to traveling in most of the world, with special time at their mountain cabin in Frazier Mountain Park and their condo in Maui., Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Santa Paula First Christian Church. A luncheon will follow., In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made to the First Christian Church Restoration Fund. Velma has been entrusted to the care of the Family Owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home; 643-8623.



Victor Alcantar

Victor M. Alcantar Resident of San Jose Passed away on Oct. 23 surrounded by his family, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Florence; daughters, Liz, Cecilia, Norma; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Evening Service will be at 6pm on Thursday, Oct. 28 and Burial Service will be at 11am on Friday, Oct. 29 at Oak Hill Funeral Home's Chapel of the Oaks.



Victor L. Costlow

Victor was born on July 28, 1929 in St. Michael, Pennsylvania. He was one of four sons of Frank and Mary, who preceded him in life. He served in the armed forces in Wo



Victor W. "Vic" Baxter Jr.

VICTOR WILLIAM BAXTER, JR. Victor W. "Vic" Baxter, Jr. 81 of Sandpoint, ID passed away at his home on Saturday, August 14, 2010 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 30, 2010, 11:00 AM at Community Bible Church, 4079 Twining in Rubidoux, CA. Victor was born February 4, 1929, along with his twin sister Victoria, in Riverside, CA. He graduated from Poly High School in Riverside in 1946. He served in the US Army from 1950-1952. After his discharge he went to work with his dad in the well drilling business. Later he was a long haul truck driver for Archway Cookie Company. He moved to Sandpoint, ID in 1997. He is survived by the love of his life, Ina Loman and her children: Ted (Melony) Loman of Sandpoint, Becky (Mike) Freeland of Hope, ID and Sandy Loman of Sagle, ID, his daughter Janet Herrera of Redding, CA, his son Greg (Laura) Baxter of Sacramento, CA and his stepson Mike Evans of Beaumont, CA, 16 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and many extended family members and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters, Margaret Galloway and Victoria Hansen and his son Dana Baxter.



Victoria L. Fox

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Vincent Gonzalez

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Virginia Emma Arnesen

4-30-25 - 10-10-10 Born in San Jose, Calif. to Linnie Pearl and Walter August Heiser. She lived her childhood in San Jose, then married Ralph Boyer when she was 17 years old. She was married to Ralph for 20 years. She then moved to Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz mountains where she married Edward Arnesen, they owned and ran the Arnesen Apartments in Ben Lomond. They retired to Palm Springs, Calif. where they enjoyed "fun in the sun" for 16 years. Ed and Virginia were married for 44 years. They moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2007 to be closer to family. Ed passed away in 2008. Virginia was known for her leopard print accessories and her red lipstick. The caregivers at Creekside and BeeHive will remember her for her "lipstick kisses" on the back of their hand. She wanted to leave her "mark of Virginia" so she wouldn't be forgotten…and she never will be. She beautiful smile will be with us forever. Although Mom was always up for a good party, the family has decided to honor both parents at a family reunion at a later date. Her family meant everything to her. She is survived by her two daughters, Vicki Fulton (Jim) of Coeur d'Alene and Holly Arnesen-Sileo (Brett Sileo) of Lafayette, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jill Downer (Jon) of Henderson, Nev., Ami Hoffman (Daren) of Coeur d'Alene, Genavieve and Nicolas Sileo of Lafayette; six great-grandchildren, Chelsea, JD, Lauren, AJ, Emma and Tyson. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Melchiore, Hospice of North Idaho and the staff at BeeHive Homes. Donations can be made to Hospice of North Idaho in Virginia's name. No services are being held. Please visit Virginia's memorial and sign her online guestbook at



Virginia Mason

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Vivian Marie Alliapoulos

Alliapoulos, Vivian Marie October 24, 1947 - October 22, 2010 Passed away at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center on October 22, 2010 due to unforeseen liver complications. She was born on October 24, 1947 in Detroit Michigan. Graduating from Pasadena City College as a Registered Nurse, she began her training at Huntington Memorial Hospital. She dedicated 14 years of her life as a compassionate, devoted, hardworking respiratory head nurse at the ICU of La Vina Hospital. Viv loved to shop, she was a true fashionista. Her creative touch was seen in her everyday fashion and her home. Viv had an extensive doll collection which she began in her late 20's. She loved to cruise; she traveled to 5 of the 7 continents repeatedly with her husband and children. She was an advice guru, she knew it all, and had all the right answers to every problem. We could always count on her unconditional love and support. She is the loved wife of Dr. John Alliapoulos, who provided compassionate, tireless care day in and out, the beloved mother of Alyssa and Raeanne. Loving sister of Ramona, Patricia, Deborah, Dulcinea, and Renee. Brother of William, Raeford, Arnold, and Anthony. Survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Vivian will be forever missed and remembered by her family. Her husband and children say, "We will miss the rock of our life, she left her everlasting "footprints" in all our hearts". A ceremony honoring Vivian's life will be held for close family and friends at the Forest Lawn Park, Covina Hills.



W.G. Bert Dodd

W.G. Bert Dodd 12-8-20 - 10-27-90 A good man, husband, father passed on but still is with us. The memory of you warms our hearts. Love, The Dodds. 



WILLIAMS, Thomas Lee

WILLIAMS, Thomas Lee 9/3/1942 to 10/22/2010 Quiet, Devoted and Loving, Tom will be remembered as a husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, California on October 22, 2010. He was born on September 3, 1942 in Carmel, California. He was 68 years old.



Walter Richard Hiett

Known as "Dick" to his long time friends, passed away in Santa Rosa on October 13, 2010 after a short illness, just shy of his 78th birthday. Dick was born in Weaverville, California on October 24, 1932 to his parents Murten and Laura Hiett. We wrote and rewrote your obituary Dad, but it sounded the same as all the others - what you did, where you worked, the usual stuff. We figured that for anyone who knew you those things wouldn't come as any surprise and for anyone who didn't know you, well, who cares? You would have said that. So Dad, here are just a couple of things for others to know: You loved living in Santa Rosa for over thirty of the past forty years. You asked to be returned to a place close to your birth and to honor your wish we're planning to hike with you to the top of Mt. Shasta next spring. Don't worry; we'll do most of the carrying. There are many, many things we could add, but instead of telling everyone what we know about you, we wanted you to know a few things. First, know that your friends and family loved you, and that we won't ever drink wine at the holidays without wondering if you would describe it as "desperate". Know that during these past few years, when you finally traveled to some of the places you dreamed of, we understand why you said this time in your life "couldn't be better". Know that your children believe, when God came to call last week and even the amazing powers of your favorite tools - duct tape and hot glue - could not have fixed your heart, we're sure you bargained for more time until He finally said "I'll throw in the colored sand". You always loved a deal. Last, if there is something on the other side, know that we wish you an endless hand of heavenly bridge, where skilled players know all the rules, no one ever under or overbids and you never get trumped. We will miss you Dad. Dick is survived by his sons Richard and David, his daughter Pamela, his daughter-in-laws Amy and Gigi; his former spouse of forty years Lynda; his dear companion and traveling partner of six years Dolores Juhnke; members of the Peterson family clan; and his two grandchildren Carter and Hailey. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 525-3730



Warren B. Meyers

Meyers, Warren B. October 29, 1929 - July 24, 2010 Memorial services for Warren B Meyers will be held Sunday October 31, 2010 from 1-5pm at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood. He will be greatly missed by his wife Pamela S Meyers and his countless friends.



Wesley Charles Windsor

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White, Lois Faye

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:00 AM 

Lois Faye White a resident of Oakland Entered into eterenal rest on 10/1910. Public vistation, Thurs. 10/28/10, 11 - 5pm, Funeral Service, Fri. 10/29/10, .....



William "Billie" Vega

William "Billie" Vega of Lemoore passed away in a tragic accident on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the age of 75. Billie was born in Lemoore to Bessie Cano and has lived in this area for most of his life., Billie leaves behind his 3 nieces: Rosalie Montanez, Charlotte Berna and Debbie Jaeger of Lemoore and 2 nephews: Allan Berna of Lemoore and Jody Berna of Farmersville along with numerous cousins of the Santa Rosa Rancheria., Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. A Vigil Rosary Service will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore with burial to follow at the Tachi Indian Cemetery., Friends who wish can make donations in Billie's memory to the Fresno Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1422, Fresno, CA 93716.



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 Bullwinkle

William W. Bullwinkle, C.L.U. Resident of Redwood City Born Erie, PA, 1915. Died Belmont, CA, October 23, 2010. Past President of S.F. and Peninsula Life Underwriters. He sold insurance and investments with Guardian Life. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline, his 4 children, their spouses, and 3 grandchildren. No services being held. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to Pathways Hospice.



William C. (Dub) McFarland

Passed away peacefully on October 15, 2010 due to complications from a stroke. Dub was born on August 5, 1931 in Rossville, Georgia. Dub served honorably in the U.S. Army in the, . He came to California in January, 1956 and eventually settled in Marysville. Until his retirement in 1992, Dub was a respected businessman and partner in the Marysville Auto Parts Company. During his youth, Dub enjoyed hunting and was always an avid fisherman. After his retirement, Dub discovered his true passion, flying. Dub got his pilot's license at age 63 and enjoyed the many friends and numerous hours spent at his hangar, "Dub's Flyin" at the Yuba County Airport. Dub is survived by his children Carmen McFarland of Roseville and Melody Hayes of Sacramento, grandchildren Caitlin and Christopher Hayes of Sacramento, brothers, George D. McFarland of Kensington, GA and James T. McFarland of Calhoun, GA, and sisters, Mary Ann Thaxton of Rossville, GA and Jenny Saffels of Madisonville, KY, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dub was taken from us suddenly and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A private funeral was held at Sutter Cemetery on October 22, 2010. There will be a celebration of Dub's life on October 30, 2010 from 1:00 â€" 4:00 at Dub's Hangar at the Yuba County Airport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Dub's behalf to the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, 1333 Butte House Road. Yuba City, CA 95993 Send Condolences to



William James Bullis

William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.




November 10, 1956 - October 24, 2010 Yolanda Regina Charlton passed away October 24, 2010 in Modesto, California at the age of 53 years. Yolanda was born to Ray and Eva Cable in Plattsburg, New York on November 10, 1956. She was a resident of Merced for 43 years and worked as a Bilingual Instructional Aide for the Merced County Office of Education for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Charlton; mother, Eva Cable; sons, David Adam Charlton, Carlos Edward Charlton and Tony Steven Charlton; sister, Carmen Aida Goodrich and granddaughter, Athena Lorese Charlton. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, 1080 West Yosemite Avenue Merced, California. Burial will follow at Merced District Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.



Yolanda Regina Charlton

YOLANDA REGINA CHARLTON 1956 ~ 2010 Yolanda Regina Charlton passed away October 24, 2010 in Modesto, California at the age of 53 years. Yolanda was born to Ray and Eva Cable in Plattsburg, New York on November 10, 1956. She was a resident of Merced for 43 years and worked as a Bilingual Instructional Aide for the Merced County Office of Education for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Charlton; mother, Eva Cable; sons, David Adam Charlton, Carlos Edward Charlton and Tony Steven Charlton; sister, Carmen Aida Goodrich and granddaughter, Athena Lorese Charlton. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at12:00 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1080 West Yosemite Avenue, Merced, California. Burial will follow at Merced District Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.