Friday, October 29, 2010

California Obituaries 10/29/10



HOLMAN, ALBERT LEE Oct. 18, 1976 to Oct. 19, 2010 Albert, beloved son, brother and friend, was killed on Hwy. 56 after celebrating his 34th birthday with family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Lee and Martha and his sister Adrianne. A celebration of his life will be held for family and friends Saturday, October 30, at the Holman residence. Albert will forever be in the hearts and memories of all who loved him.




Angela Caterina Kremenich Oct. 2, 1922Oct. 25, 2010 Age 88. Born under Italy on the island of Cres to the parents of John and Dinka Velcich. A loving and caring mother of Joanne K. Brown and son-in-law David K. Brown of San Rafael. Dear sister of the late John Velcich and sister-in-law Rena Velcich of San Rafael. Aunt of Kathie and Gloria Velcich, first cousin Dinka Velcich and family, dear friend Miriana Velcich and many other loving family members. Angela immigrated in 1967 with her mother and daughter to California and has been a resident of San Rafael for the past 43 years. Angela loved working in her garden and was a very devoted catholic who prayed the rosary daily and attended St. Raphael Catholic Church. She will be missed very much by all her family and friends. She passed peacefully with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. A viewing will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael. The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Raphael Church, 1104 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael with Burial following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 270 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael. Under the direction of Keaton's Mortuary 415-453-0571




Anne Carlough Wormood Anne passed into the next life to join her mother and father and beloved Cousin Bill on 10-20-2010. Anne was born in East Orange, New Jersey to Roberta and Edgar Dewitt Carlough. She spent a most wonderful childhood with her dear sister Jane in Loudonville New York, later moving to the House on Lake George. Anne graduated from Simmons College in Boston and became a fashion representative for Vogue Pattern Service in New York City. She married Brad Wormood in 1961 and followed her husband first to Chicago and then on to Marin County where together they raised two sons and a daughter. Anne owned and ran Pronto Press on Kerner Blvd in San Rafael for 25 years. She was affiliated with several business groups, including Leads, Naps and Soroptimists. Anyone who knew Anne, professionally or personally, was drawn to her infectious laugh, big smile and kind heart. She was the ultimate optimist and always looked for the best in people. She carried herself with grace and elegance even through life's trials. Anne loved her family above all else in the world. She loved the role of grandma to her five adoring grandchildren. She will be loved forever by her surviving family, her sister Jane Cleary of New Hampshire, daughter Diane Wormood of Paradise, Ca., son Carl Wormood of Atascadero, Ca., and son and daughter-in-law Eric and Aileen Wormood of Novato, Ca., as well as grandchildren Donovan and Gillian Wormood, Cole and Eden Wormood and Mitchell Wormood. She will be missed by her many friends, nieces, nephews and extended family. "If you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or a word to someone who needs you". The family requests donations be made to The John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation, 11620 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 270, Los Angeles, Ca 90025 or the Soroptimists of Marin. Memorial celebration will be held at a later date.



Ada Cornelia "Corrie" Isaacson

Born Ada Cornelia "Corrie" Holtzen on November 17, 1921 to Richard F.J., a Lutheran minister, and Ada M. Holtzen in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. A resident of Sonoma County for 70 years, she left this earthly journey on October 21, 2010. Corrie, along with her five younger siblings, was raised in Canada while her father completed missionary work with German speaking communities in both Alberta and British Columbia. She graduated from high school in Vancouver and, shortly after, was offered a position as governess to a family in Berkeley, CA. While working there she met Neal Isaacson. After dating for two years, they were married in a midnight ceremony conducted by her father on August 23, 1942. Corrie, who had relocated to Santa Rosa to join her family, stayed behind while Neal joined the war effort with the Army Air Corps. After the war, they settled in Healdsburg where they raised their two daughters and were dedicated to serving their church, community causes, civic organizations, and their careers. Corrie's passion was people, getting to know each and every one she met as well as possible. She made countless long term friends through her involvements with her church, the Lions and Lioness Club, and her work. Her careers included working for Richey's Jewelry Store during her early years in Santa Rosa, and then 16 years for the Healdsburg Schools as an attendance clerk and home/school liaison. She found her true calling when, in 1970, she and Neal purchased Holtzen Sunset Manor from her mother. For 29 years she devoted her life to providing a gracious home and loving care to the elderly of the Healdsburg Community. She was predeceased by her husband, Neal, in 1999; her daughter, Carol Clague, in 1988; her parents; brothers Paul and Richard Holtzen; and sister Vivian Schneider. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Richard Membrila; sister, Dorothy Kramer; brother Peter Merle Holtzen; sister-in-law, Lorraine Holtzen; five grandchildren Michele, Kristin, Jonathan, Bethany and Courtney; and nine great grandchildren James, Ryan, Mahlon, Baxter, Tula, Allison, Rebecca, Riley and Samuel. The family wishes to thank the staff at Vintage Brush Creek for providing loving care and assistance over the past four years, and Heartland Hospice for the skilled and comforting support in guiding her, and her family, through the past four months. No formal services will be held. Private interment will be at Santa Rosa Memorial park. To honor Corrie's memory, donate generously, volunteer freely, lend a hand to someone in need, keep in close touch with family and friends, and show an elder that they are admired and respected.



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Alfred T. Galvan

A Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred T. Galvan, 80 of Vacaville will be Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1791 Marshall Road in Vacaville. A viewing will be 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



Andy Martinez

Andy Martinez 40, of Marysville, passed away on October 22, 2010. He was born on October 13, 1970 and was a Mechanic 1 for YCUSD. He was a Yuba Sutter resident for 8 years. Survivors include his wife, Amanda Shaye Martinez, his daughter, Janis Eve Martinez, his son, Isaiah Timothy Martinez, all of Marysville. His mother, Martha Martinez, Father, Andres Martinez, sister, Anita Martinez and brother, Ishmel Martinez, all of Fairfield, CA, and sister, Olga Castillo of Bellflower, CA. He was a volunteer, for the Suisun City Fire Dept. from Jan 1993 - Apr. 2000. He was also an active Royal Ranger Commander at Calvary Christian Center. A Viewing will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, October 29, 2010 at Ullrey Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City, CA. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday November 1, 2010 from 4-5pm at Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Hwy., Yuba City with a Celebration of Life to follow at 1431 Walnut Ave, Yuba City, CA. Yuba City Unified School District has set up a Memorial fund for Andy's wife and children. Donations can be made at Rabobank (formerly Butte Community Bank). Send Condolences to



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.



Anthony Gage Sr.

Anthony Gage, Sr. March 9, 1944 - October 19, 2010 Anthony Gage Sr., 66, a forty year resident of Bakersfield entered into glory surrounded by those whom he loved on October 19, 2010. The visitation for the Arkansas born native is scheduled from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., on Friday, October 29, 2010, with an hour of meditation from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Beloved Care, 115 18th Street. Anthony's Homegoing Celebration will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday October 30, 2010 at Jerusalem Mission COGIC, 924 Cottonwood Road. Mr. Gage will be laid to rest in Coffee Creek Cemetery, Marvel, AR. Special thanks to Optimal Hospice and BFMC. For additional information please call (661) 631-2825. Services Entrusted to: Beloved Care Funeral Services



Anthony T. Hahalis

Anthony T. Hahalis, 58, of Palm Springs, Calif. died on June 6, 2010 at home. Tony was born in Fountain Hill on May 8, 1952, son of the late Stamatis and Alice (Rossos) Hahalis. He attended American University and Penn State. Tony was owner of We The People, a bar/ performing venue, a manager of Wedgewood Golf Course and a Realtor before joining United Airlines in 1984. He worked at the Dallas-Ft Worth and Burbank Airports before finally settling in Palm Springs, falling in love with its climate and beauty, in 1998. He was an avid golfer and bowler his entire life. He attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem. Anthony is survived by his brother, George T. Hahalis and wife Jamie Bongiovi of Bethlehem; three nieces, Sara, Alexis and Chelsea; nephew, Corey; and great-niece, Taylor Hall. Tony Hahalis Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday October 30, 2010 from 10-11:00 AM in the Mesquite Room at the Spa Resort Casino, 100 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toThe



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.



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Betty Jean Hodson Sept 6, 1928~Aug. 28, 2010 Betty Jean Hodson passed away on Saturday, August 28th, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She touched many lives through selfless devotion to the art of writing. Betty was born in Evanston Chicago, one of four children, and graduated with honors from the, . After school Betty joined United Air Lines and was in the first graduating class of stewardesses. Betty went on to raise a family and earn her Master's Degree at San Francisco State Univ. She became a professor of writing at College of Marin, and started her own editing business. At age 72, Betty was one of the first patients to receive a double kidney transplant. Her generous loving spirit will be greatly missed. Betty is survived by daughters Jackie Gawlik of Victoria Canada, and Nancy Loomba of Orinda CA; grandchildren Scott Gawlik of Los Angeles, Ryan and Monica Loomba of Orinda CA.




87, of Ontario passed away on Oct. 23, 2010 at Inland Christian Home in Ontario, CA. He was born April 9, 1923 in Bloomington, Illinois and lived in the Pomona Valley for 56 years. He worked as a warehouseman for 30 years. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, and



Baptista, Manuel P.

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Manuel P. Baptista, Jr. Jul. 19, 1917 - Oct. 22, 2010 Resident of Fremont Entered into rest on October 22, 2010 in Newark at .....



Barbara Ann (Reeves) Lawson

Dec. 22,1946 - Oct. 16,2010, We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Friend., She was born in Chilton, Texas. At the age of nine, she and her family moved to Canoga Park, Calif. After graduating from Canoga Park High School, she married Duane Lawson and moved to Simi Valley where her two sons, Daniel Lee and Jonathan Wayne were born. A few years after, her and Duane divorced and she moved to Tionesta, Calif. She lived in Tionesta for the past eight years and it is where she passed away., She is preceded in death by her parents; Redden and Dessie Reeves; two brothers, Frankie and Roy Lee Reeves., She is survived by her sons; Daniel Lee Lawson and Jonathan Wayne, wife Nga Lawson and 4 grandchildren; Jessica Lawson, Dylan Lawson, Gillian Lawson and Ian Lawson. Brothers; David Reeves and wife Bobbie of Simi, Jack Reeves and wife Coe, Sister; Joyce Hayden, Boyfriend; Dennis Rough Sr. and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins., There will be a memorial at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct 30 at Centerpoint Church, 2369 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA.



Barbara Ann Meurer

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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.



Bates, Willie

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Willie Bates, Jr. (One Can) Feb. 15, 1923 - Oct. 24, 2010 Resident of Oakland Funeral service, Mon. 11/1/10, 12pm, Whitted-Williams Funeral Home, 5500 .....



Bernard Earnest Germani

Bernie Germani was born August 21, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. He passed away, suddenly, October 17, 2010. He will live on in the hearts of his wife, Darlene; his children, Bernie Jr., Gina, John (Ninoska) and Shelley; grandchildren, Michael, Brandon and Jaylen and his countless friends. A Celebration of Life will be held October 30, 2010, 1 PM at Journey of Faith Church in Manhattan Beach. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the memorial fund. Please go to



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 R. Timm

Betty R. Timm of Silver Spring, Md., on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Timm; loving mother of Gregory J. (Patricia), Douglas W. (Roberta) and the late Arthur W. Timm, Jr.; sister of the late Jean Condren; grandmother of Emily, Zachary, Sarah, Jane, and Jenelle. She formerly resided in Ridgefield, for 15 years and in Sparta, NJ, for 30 years. Graveside service will be held at Ridgebury Cemetery, Ridgefield, on Monday, November 1, at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Riderwood Village Benevolent Fund, 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20904.



Betty Roberta Evanikoff

A Graveside Service for Betty Roberta Evanikoff, 86, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. (RET) Su Schlagel presiding., Betty passed away at her Vacaville home on Sunday, Oct. 24, after a short bout with leukemia. Betty was born on Feb. 4, 1924, in Winters, Calif., A longtime Vacaville resident for 60 years, she was married in 1942 and became a loving wife and mother with a great passion for learning something new every day. She enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, road trips, going to Stinson Beach, reading, water color painting and her animals. She loved her family and friends. She will be remembered as an amazing lady with great humor and kindness., She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul., She is survived by daughters, Lynn Borello, Denise Lynch, Marsha Evanikoff and Joanne Molina; sons-in-law, Jim Borello and Ed Molina; five grandchildren, Jeff and Trina Borello, Matt and Kim Borello and Taylor Molina, as well as five great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950 or to donor's favorite charity., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700,,



Beverly ISRAEL

ISRAEL, Beverly Of Beverly Hills, died peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 22nd. Memorial service Sunday, October 31, 1:00 p.m. at Cucina Bene, 4511 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Beverly was born in Montreal, Canada, April 16, 1936 to Dr. Hyman Israel and Ida Deckelbaum. She worked in the entertainment industry for ICM, and for Temple Emanuel. Beverly was a magnificent sculptor and artist, and was chosen by Tiffanys to exhibit her sculpture in their windows. Much loved by her brother Allan and sister Jo Ann. Greatly missed by Maxine and Cindy. Beverly will be deeply missed by her family and all of her dear friends for her wonderful optimism, sense of humor, caring heart and appreciation of the arts. Contact: 310-440-0752.



Beverly Jean Whitford

BEVERLY JEAN WHITFORD JUN 29, 1945 - OCT 24, 2010 Beverly Whitford of Modesto passed away peacefully Sunday at UCSF Medical Center with her three children by her side. She was 65. Beverly Jean Gallman was born June 29, 1945 in Fresno, California. She graduated from McLane High School and attended Fresno Community College where she made many life-long friends. Beverly married in 1965 and moved to Modesto in 1971with her husband and two young daughters, Allison and Michelle. Her love in life was her children and she was blessed with a son, Michael in 1977. She had her own housekeeping business and worked part-time as a buyer for several area antique stores. In retirement, she enjoyed spending time with friends and going on short trips with her children and grand- children. Beverly is survived by her beloved children: Allison Kaiser (Werner) of Modesto; Michelle Hanf (Ken) of Turlock; Michael Whitford (Jeannie) of Oakdale; her sister, Janice Hull (Bill) of Porterville; her grand- children, Alex Brite; Katie Hanf; Kevin Brite; Audrey Hanf; William Kaiser; Avila Whitford; and nephew, Aaron Pacheco of Porterville. Memorial service will be held at Franklin & Downs Colonial Chapel, 12th and G St., Modesto on Monday, November 1st at 10:00 a.m.; graveside service to follow at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno at 2:30 p.m.



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.



Bob Kodama

Bob Kodama Bob Kodama liked to tell people that his Japanese immigrant father tried to name him "Lion". He proved his father Satoru right. Bob led life with the combination of pride and protectiveness of a lion. Till death, he even retained a thick mane of hair. While in high school, he was sent to Tule Lake, Topaz, and a farm in Idaho as part of the Japanese internment. At the end of WWII, he was drafted and helped close down German concentration camps. Bob then partnered with his family to rebuild their lost farming business. They eventually bought land in Yuba City. In 1949, he married Anne Inouye. They raised four children, Cindy Chaponot (Honolulu) (Rick), Greg (Norman, Ok), Nora Winkler (Len), and Diane. For twenty eight years, he reliably got crops to market and employed scores of men. After his early retirement, his wife Anne passed away after a sudden illness. He found love again with Goldie whom he married in 1982. He became the loving grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Having been uprooted by the internment, Bob had a special love for motor-homing which let him go as he pleased with Goldie and dog Genji. He also loved to fish and clam, often in the company of the Chinese Sportsmen's club. Until middle age, Bob was disciplinarian for farm, home, and even on family vacations. After retirement, he indulged a, never far below surface, gentle side. People remember him as patient and gentlemanly, someone who loved to step up and fix things. He could have been bitter, but wasn't. Instead, he built around hard work and love for family. He made friends easily and left more than he took from life. After telling Goldie how much he loved her, he passed away at home in his sleep on October 22 at 86. The memorial service is private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Asian community center or Mercy Hospital Hospice. Send Condolences at




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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 Alice Boysen

On Oct 22, 2010 surrounded by loving family and friends, Carolyn went home to her Lord, welcomed with open arms by her daughter Kelly Jean Whitten, parents Soenke Boysen and Peggy Thomas, brother Tommy Boysen, grandparents Caroline and Chris Boysen, Alice and Bill Gilmore. Born in Aug 1946, Carolyn was raised in Penngrove, CA and spent nearly 30 years in CO, returning this year to her family home where she grew up. She is survived and missed by her daughters Kimberly (Chris) Bailey, Lisa (Darrell) Rea, Nicole (Brian) McNamara and Louise Ortlinghaus; sister Barbara (John) Reichardt; step-mom Harriet Boysen; sister in law Patti Boysen; adored grandchildren Sean, Rachel, Jennifer, Ian, Jordan, Breanna, Eric and Jacob; precious great granddaughter Audreyna; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends. Carolyn loved the beach, mountains, her kitties, was an avid reader and Twilight fanatic. She was passionate about her family and had endless love and acceptance for all. Following a private internment, friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Cotati Vets Hall from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please wear bright colors. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Petaluma or cancer organization of your choice.



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,,



Carolyn Marie 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 MacIsaac 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,,



Carrick, Debra Jean

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Debra Jean Carrick May 13, 1958 - Oct. 26, 2010 Resident of Fremont Born in Philadelphia, PA, and passed away in Hayward, CA at .....



Celia Jane Helm

CELIA JANE HELM JUN 12, 1914 - OCT 26, 2010 Celia Jane Helm was born June 12, 1914 in Waynesville, MO. She stepped into heaven on October 26, 2010. Celia resided in Ceres, CA since 1947. She was a member of Ceres First Baptist for 63 yrs. Celia is preceded in death by her husband of 69 yrs, Clifford W. Helm, her son Lawrence Helm, and her grandson S. Eric Helm. She is survived by her son Gene Helm (Rachel), her grandchildren Gregg (Susan), Carla (Jack), Kevan, Jeff (Suzanne), Allan (Kim), Monica, and Henry. 13 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, October 29th at 10:30 am at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Modesto, CA.



Charles (Charlie) Ferris Allen

Charles (Charlie) Ferris Allen, 68, of Meadow Vista, Calif., passed away at his home on October 17, 2010, surrounded by family and friends following a long battle with multiple myeloma., He is survived by his wife, Roslyn Drusch Allen, formerly of Jackson, Miss.; daughter Sarah Elisabeth and grandson Clayton Charles; sister Ida Evans (Ken) of Stockton, Calif.; brothers Roger Allen (Susan) of Oakland, CA; and David Allen (Shirley) of Meadow Vista, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews., Charlie was born May 26, 1942, to the late Charles Francis Allen and Elisabeth Ferris Allen in Palo Alto, Calif. He graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School of Atherton, Calif., in 1960. While in high school, he was active in Sea Scouts and attained the rank of Quartermaster. In 1966 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from San Jose State University, where he was a member of the gymnastics team. His love of sports continued throughout his life, both as a participant and a spectator. He played softball and volleyball and was an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Sacramento Kings., Following graduation from college, Charlie enlisted in the U.S., and was trained as a forward observer. He served in Nha Trang, Viet Nam, in 1968-1969 and held the rank of 1st Lieutenant and was awarded the Bronze Star., Most of his professional life was spent as a home repair and renovation specialist. After his retirement in 1999, Charlie moved to Meadow Vista, Calif., where he became active in Native Sons of the Golden West, Auburn Parlor No. 59, serving as President in 2003, and the Auburn Joss House Museum, where he served on the Board and as President., Charlie was active in the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Project, the Bay Area Garden Railway Society, and the Sacramento Valley Garden Railway Society. His lifelong love affair with model trains continued to occupy much of his time and energy. His incredibly detailed garden railroad layouts were featured in numerous model railroad magazines, and his home became a favorite stop for model railroad enthusiasts everywhere., He was very interested in local history and was involved in restoring and maintaining historical areas, especially in Old Town Auburn., As an avid cat fancier, Charlie showed several international award-winning bengals. He was active in The International Cat Association (TICA), helping organize national shows. It was through his association with TICA that he met and married his wife, Roslyn, who became his best friend and the love of his life., Family was very important to Charlie and he loved special family events, specifically the annual Ravioli Day at Thanksgiving., Charlie loved life, he loved to laugh and he never met a stranger. His wit, wisdom, talents, energy and the sparkle in his eyes will be cherished by all who were privileged to be a part of his life., A gathering celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 East St, Auburn, Calif., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Castaway Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 5004, Galt, CA 95632, or the Auburn Joss House Museum, P.O. Box 9126, Auburn, CA 95604.



Charles E. Hughes III

Charles E. Hughes III, Col. USAF, Ret. Resident of San Jose 8/4/1921 - 10/17/2010 Charles Hughes was born in Asheville, NC and grew up in CA. A 30 year military aviation veteran, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and flew at least 26 combat missions over Europe during WWII including the famous low level bombing of the Ploesti oil fields in Romania. After the war Charles completed his studies at Stanford graduating with a BA and MBA. His service continued in the US Air Force retiring as Commander of the Satellite Test Center, Sunnyvale. Charles passed away peacefully on Oct. 17th, 2010 with his daughter Sandy Symanovich by his side. He is also survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Nick, Patrick, Tony, Wyatt, Emma and Dylan. We loved our Grandpadad. At his request, no services will be held.



Charles L. Faulkner

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Charles Lebo

Charles Phillip Lebo, MD Resident of Hillsborough Born in San Francisco in 1921, Charles Phillip Lebo, son of Dan and Belle, husband of beloved Marjorie, brother of Mimi Greenwold, cousin of Jackie Werner, father of Henry, Susan, Cynthia and Charles Jr.; beloved grandfather of Sarah, Hanna, Max, Katherine, Peter, Lindsay and Loren, died on October 23rd. Graduate of Lowell High and the University of California and a member of the medical faculties of Stanford and UCSF, Charles was a highly respected Bay Area surgeon, and director of the Vestibular Lab at Pacific Medical Center. An expert in acoustic trauma, he attended rock concerts in the Sixties to conduct pioneering research on the damaging effects of loud music on hearing. In the early Seventies, he led a group of Bay Area physicians to China to open a hospital and train doctors in Western medical techniques. A well-read man with many interests and passions, Charles played piano, violin, and trumpet and was a founder of the S.F. Doctor's Symphony. He was conversant in multiple languages, a jogger, a world traveler, a gourmet cook and connoisseur of wine, a sports car enthusiast, an avid sailor and golfer. He was an uncommon man with a great sense of purpose. He will be truly missed by all those who knew him. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, November 13 at The Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA. Friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to would be appreciated.



Charles Phillip Lebo M.D.

Born in San Francisco in 1921, Charles Phillip Lebo, son of Dan and Belle, husband of beloved Marjorie, brother of Mimi Greenwold, cousin of Jackie Werner, father of Henry, Susan, Cynthia and Charles Jr.; beloved grandfather of Sarah, Hanna, Max, Katherine, Peter, Lindsay and Loren, died on October 23, 2010. Graduate of Lowell High and the University of California and a member of the medical faculties of Stanford and UCSF, Charles was a highly respected Bay Area surgeon, and director of the Vestibular Lab at Pacific Medical Center. An expert in acoustic trauma, he attended rock concerts in the '60s to conduct pioneering research on the damaging effects of loud music on hearing. In the early '70s, he led a group of Bay Area physicians to China to open a hospital and train doctors in Western medical techniques. A well-read man with many interests and passions, Charles played piano, violin, and trumpet and was a founder of the S.F. Doctor's Symphony. He was conversant in multiple languages, a jogger, a world traveler, a gourmet cook and connoisseur of wine, a sports car enthusiast, an avid sailor and golfer. He was an uncommon man with a great sense of purpose. He will be truly missed by Vi Felix and many close friends on the desert. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at The Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA. Friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to would be appreciated.



Charles W. "Chuck" Chandler

Passed away in Petaluma, CA, October 24, 2010 at the age of 81. Adored father of Carrie A. (Darrol) Hansen of Clearfield, UT, Charlene Chandler Boyer of Benicia, CA and Scott L. (Nikki) Chandler of Sparks, NV. Loving grandfather of five and great grandfather of 12. Brother of the late Mert Rorrison. Also survived by his loving companion Barbara McCorkel of Petaluma. A native of San Francisco, Chuck was a proud veteran of, , serving in the, and later in the, . He was a retired heavy equipment operator for 40 years. His hobbies were playing golf, hunting and fishing. Chuck was a member of the Petaluma Lodge #901, , SIRS and the Operating Engineers Union Local # 3. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Chuck on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA. The family prefer memorials be made to the Disabled American Veterans.



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



Clyde W. Johnson

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Colinda R. Carter

Colinda R. Carter 48 of Marysville passed away on October 22, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be on Sat. Nov. 6, 2010 at the Marge Moore Youth Center 8408 Laporte Road Brownsville, at 1pm. Arrangements are un- der the direction of, Msvl., CA



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Cynthia Anne Murphy

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



Cynthia Marie Schuetz

Cynthia Marie Schuetz Cynthia Marie Schuetz, passed away peacefully October 24, 2010. Born April 11, 1953 on Camp Pendleton




CROW, DAVID J. Dec. 29,1949 to Sept. 7, 2010 Dave was born in Mitchell South Dakota. He passed away peacefully at his home in Jamul after a courageous battle with cancer. His parents, Delmont and Vesta Crow, precede him in death. Survived by his wife Trish, daughter Kristie (Jeff), grandsons Dakota and Matthew of El Cajon; son Michael of Perris; brothers Dennis of Maine; Douglas (Karen) of Monterey; Richard of Amarillo; sister Leslie (Gary) of Chula Vista. Internment at Ft. Rosecrans November 2, 2010, 10:00 a.m.




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.



Daisy May Tucker

On Oct. 10, 2010 Terry entered into rest at the Green Leaf Nursing Facility. She was 89, daughter of the late Walter and Mary (nee Barclay) Tucker., Born in Canada, Terry spent most of her life in California where she was a dispatcher for the California Highway Patrol. She was an only child but is survived by her cousins, William and Shirley Barclay, Douglass Scott and Barbara and Chuck Gale and their children Christine and Charles Gale., Although Terry always considered herself a California Girl, she moved to Doylestown, Pa., in 2003. Her favorite things to do in life were traveling and playing Badminton with whom she traveled with, her teammates. Terry, although an only child, managed to have numerous friends in both California and Pennsylvania by whom she will be fondly remembered and missed., Services and interment were private. Arrangements by Varcoe Thomas Funeral Home.



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,,



Danny Essepian

Danny Essepian of Hanford, CA passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010., Danny was born on August 16, 1960 in Hanford, California to his parents Mike Essepian and JoAnn Brightwell-Essepian., He is survived by his two children, Ryan Essepian and Amanda Essepian both of Hanford, along with his brother, Steve Essepian; sister, Rhonda Hopson, Debra Bassett and his nephew and nieces., Danny loved to spend time with his children and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his friends. He also enjoyed participating in Hanford's Celebration Committee., A memorial service will be held Friday, October 29th at 2 p.m. at his sisters house, 2350 Stratford Way in Hanford., Danny will be loved and missed by many and any donations can go to the charity or organization of the donors choice.




KIRSHNER, Darlene Mary She is finally at peace after a long and difficult illness causing severe dementia. Darlene passed away October 26, 2010. Darlene enjoyed entertaining her friends, singing, music and attending and participating in theatrical events. She will be remembered by dear friends for embracing them in her gracious and loving manner. How lucky are the angels to have her join their choir. She is survived by her husband, Mervyn, sons Shaun and Shea, grandchildren Nicole, Geneva, Kyle and Giles and sister Dorothy Van Zeyl. Our family is grateful for all the care, love and comfort given Darlene by Rebecca Wilson, her caregivers at Helena House in Tustin and Hospice of California. Donations may be made in her memory to Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-478 Highway 111, #102, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Services Sunday, October 31 at 1:00 pm in the Mount Sinai Chapel, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles (Hollywood Hills) 1-800-600-0076.



Darlene Mary Kirshner

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David "Bobby" Brown

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David Fisher BROWN

BROWN, David Fisher Class of 1940 at Eagle Rock High School, passed away on Sept. 25, 2010. Funeral services to be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA. 



David Fisher Brown

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David Stine

David Stine 1966 - 2010 David was born in Bakersfield, on Father's Day, June 19, 1966 to his parents, Doyle and Mary Anne Stine. He died peacefully at home with his life partner, Shondra Shelton, his mother and sister at his side, in the early morning, Tuesday, October 26, 2010. David enjoyed time with friends and family, fishing and gardening, and was known for his excellent and creative cooking talent. David and Shondra very much enjoyed time spent together, and special time with their family pet, Skippy, who will surely also miss his presence. Along with his mother, Mary Anne Stine, David is survived by his sister, Lisa St Mary Johnson and her husband Steven; his devoted mate, Shondra Shelton; his Aunt and Uncle, Helen and David Bass; sister-in-law, Dana Stine; his niece, Rebecca Stine; and numerous friends. He is predeceased by his much beloved elder brother, Doyle Stine Jr.; and his father, Doyle Stine Sr. A memorial service will be held in honor of David, on Friday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Mortuary, River Blvd. Services will be conducted by Frank Fish.



Dayle June Bryant

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Deanna Marie Mete

Deanna Marie Mete, 40, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, in Atascadero. Born in Bellflower, Calif., Deanna graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Engineering. While at Cal Poly, she met her husband-to-be, Mark - they married in 1993. Deanna became a dispatcher for the Paso Robles Police Department in 2004, graduated from the Police Academy in 2008 and served with the Paso Robles Police Dept until her death. Deanna is survived by her husband, Mark; daughter, Sarah; son, Riley; parents, Barbara and Tom Boettcher; sisters Jennifer Powell and Karen Anderson; and numerous family members, friends and her Police Dept. family. A service will held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 820 Creston Road in Paso Robles. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Breast Cancer Society, 6859 E. Rembrandt Ave. #128, Mesa, AZ 85212, (480) 284-4014; or



Dennis I. Alexander

Dennis I. Alexander was born in May 1934 in Santa Maria to Anthony and Mary (Amaro) Alexander, and lived many years in the San Luis Obispo area. He died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Dennis was a member of the Teamsters Union for 32 years having worked for Madonna Construction Co. and Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, among others. He was a member of the Eagles and the Elks. Dennis leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Jessie Ann Alexander; stepchildren Margit Harris of Templeton and her daughter, Ashtyn Etchison, and Michael Mullard (Kristin) of Elk Grove, Calif., and their children Jackson and Matteo; sisters Donna Martin (Bill) and Diane Tarp (Allen); brothers Derrald Alexander (Mary) and Deverne Alexander; stepfather, Jack Runnels; aunt and uncle Annie and Larry Viegas; several nieces, nephews, cousins and all of the great friends he made over the years. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Devon Godkin. Donations may be made in Dennis'' name to the Western Arizona Humane Society, 1100 Empire Dr., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404. Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at, Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home (928) 855-4949 Lake Havasu City, Ariz.



Dolly Powell

Dolly Powell, 79, a dedicated wife, loving mother, and caring friend, lost her battle with cancer on October 27, 2010., Born in Illinois, she was a longtime resident of Vallejo., She was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Vallejo since 1957, and served as a Sunday school teacher for 20 years. She enjoyed attending Bible Study Fellowship, was active in the Kentwig Women's Bowling League, and made many friends while walking her dogs at Benicia State Park for over 20 years., Dolly was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ed Powell, in 2005, after 48 years of marriage, and by her brother Vic Meyer., She leaves behind her daughter, Sandi (David) Beiser; son, Layne (Debbie) Powell; step-brothers Dave Meyer and Wayne Meyer; and five grandchildren, Elise Beiser, Trevor Powell, Delayna Powell, Ashton Powell and Chloe Powell., Friends are welcome to attend viewings on November 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Colonial Chapels in Vallejo. Services will be held at Colonial Chapels, on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 10 a.m.. Entombment will be at Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo., Contributions may be made to the .



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.



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



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 J. Greene

On Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, with family at her side, the Lord called Dottie home. She was born in Bakersfield, Calif., in 1927 to Tom and Edna Lott. Dottie was a cherished wife and mother. To her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was affectionately known as "Tutu." Dottie excelled in softball, bowling and golf, but the most important part of her life was family. She was proud to have done her part as a mail carrier during World War II. She later was an Administrative Secretary at Sierra Vista Hospital for many years. The family would like to thank Green Hills Home and Hospice Partners of the Central Coast for their loving care of Dottie and the emotional support given to the family. A special thank you also goes to her granddaughter, Deneen Patti, for always being there to help. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Dean; children Betty Patti, Barbara Pruitt (Greg) and Dean II; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and sister, Betty Umland (Willard). At Dottie''s request, there will be no service but you can honor her by having a special day with your family. In her memory, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer''s Association or Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.



Dorothy Sadowski

Dorothy A. Sadowski, Resident of Los Altos, Passed peacefully from us on Wed. Oct. 27, 2010., Born March 1, 1929 in Albany, NY she resided in Cohoes, NY and Magnolia, MA before moving to CA in 1971. Everyone she met was touched by her sparkle and joy and humor. She traveled extensively and resided in Germany for a period, but her homes in MA and CA surrounded by family and friends were where she most loved to be. Known as Round Lake Rosie when young and Dort, Dottie or simply Mom to family and friends she was much beloved by all on both coasts - all of whom will miss her tremendously., Dorothy was predeceased by her husband James J. Sadowski in 2006 and is survived by her children: Margaret A. Wright, Patricia J. Prentice, James J. Sadowski III, Michael J. Sadowski, Mary Catherine Birdsall, of CA, Karen L. Sadowski, ME, her grandchildren, Lucas Tobin, Amanda Tobin, Alyssa Prentice, Erica Prentice, Lewis Williams III, Emma Sadowski, Iain Sadowski, Patrick Sadowski all of CA., Visitation is at 6:00 PM Sat. Oct. 30th, at Spangler Mortuaries in Los Altos, CA. Graveside Service will be held Sun. Oct. 31st at 11:00 AM. at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose. In lieu of flowers, if so wished, a donation to your favorite charity or prayers.



Dorothy Susman

Dorothy Olivia Susman, aka "Terry," A long-time Bay Area resident, died Oct. 23. Terry was known for her love of books, classical and jazz music, and wildlife, and for never rejecting a stray cat or dog. Born April 25, 1932 in England, she came to the United States after her first daughter, Olivia, was born in 1956. Terry, her then-husband Howard, and the family moved from Orange County to Oakland after a second daughter, Tina, arrived. Terry remained in Oakland until her death from cancer. Terry began her career with Pacific Telephone and Telegraph, landing a job as a telephone operator despite her British accent. She blazed a trail for women by becoming one of the first to move into the repair side of the business, climbing down manholes, up telephone poles, and wearing a hardhat and tool belt to work. In addition to being an avid reader, Terry loved travel. She returned to Europe at least three times, once with Olivia while Olivia was studying in Bordeaux, France. In 1994, she fulfilled a dream of seeing Africa when she visited her daughter, Tina, a journalist based in Johannesburg. Together, they sailed on the Zambezi, hiked along Victoria Falls, paddled the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and had close encounters with elephants, lions, rhinos and leopards in the South African and Zimbabwean bush. Terry returned with clear memories and many blurry photographs. Terry was preceded in death by Olivia, in 1996, and by her favorite cat, Miss Marple, on Oct. 15. She is survived by Tina, of New York; her devoted brother Richard Terezopoulos of New Zealand; a niece, Mary; two grand-nephews; her dear friend Michael; and many whiskered creatures who knew they could find food waiting for them at her home. In lieu of a service, Terry would like to be remembered with donations to organizations dedicated to wildlife. The family sends special thanks to the nurses at Angels Hospice in Hayward for helping them through her final weeks.



Doyle J. Johnson

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




HARLOFF, EDWARD J. July 16, 1922 to October 25, 2010 Edward Harloff passed away peacefully on October 25th with his family by his side. He was born on July 16th, 1922, to Edward and Ella Harloff in Badger, Minnesota and was one of eight children. He spent his early years in Warroad, Minnesota. After the untimely death of his father, the family moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota and in 1941 Ed enrolled at the University of North Dakota. He studied there until enlisting in the Marine Corps following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had his boot camp training at the M.C.R.D. in San Diego. After training at Camp Elliot and Camp Pendleton he was assigned to the 4th Marine Division of the Fleet Marine Force. He participated in the Battles of the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima where he was wounded and spent 7 months recovering in Balboa Hospital in San Diego. He returned to U.N.D. and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in merchandising. It was there that he met his wife Barbara. In the early 50's Ed was employed by Chevrolet Motor Division in Los Angeles. In 1960, at the age of 38, he purchased the Chevrolet franchise in Encinitas. He owned and operated the BMW Dealership in Encinitas from 1975 to 2006. He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughters Barbara and Ann, son John and wife Sherrie, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and brother Chris and wife Rosalie. Ed loved his God, his family, his country and his fellow man. He will be buried next to his mother at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego. May his soul rest forever in peace. God Bless, Semper Fi. A memorial service will be conducted on November 5th at 1:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive, Encinitas, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to: Magdalena Ecke YMCA, 200 Saxony Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024 or Navy League Warrior Foundation, 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.




DUNDAS, ELAINE May 6, 1921 to October 23, 2010 Born in Turlock, CA, she studied drama at Fresno State College and won an acting award in 1941. She moved to San Diego in 1946. In 1954, she married Joseph Dundas who predeceased her in 1988. As a teacher, she taught throughout San Diego at the elementary, high school and college levels, until two months ago when diagnosed with leukemia. She is survived by two children, Susan and Gregory Dundas, and two grandchildren.




RICHER, ELIZABETH M. May 20, 1963 to October 25, 2010 Richer passed away Monday surrounded by friends and family. Born and raised in San Diego, she is survived by her daughters Jen, 26, who resides in Washington, DC; Carly, 24, who resides in Hawaii; and Ben, 22 who resides in San Diego. She will be remembered by her mother Beverly Benson, her sister Kathy Benson, her brothers Jeff and Brad Benson, her sweetie Tony Alderete, and everyone her life touched. She began her career at Sharp Memorial Hospital. After earning her masters in nursing at San Diego State University, she went on to work for the San Diego School District for 15 years as an on-site nurse. Beloved by her students, colleagues, and AA advocates, Nurse Beth was dedicated to helping others in all aspects of life. Beth's motto for life was: "boring people get bored," and she was anything but. Her home was always open to those in need from family to friends and even pets. Beth lived her life with grace, passion, and beauty, and will be remembered as a dedicated mother, sister, and daughter. Services will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Saturday, October 30th, at 12:30 p.m., 2766 Navajo Road, El Cajon. Please do not wear black, as we are celebrating the life of a vibrant woman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Nursing Foundation. Please share your memories at



ELLIOTT Jr., George E.

ELLIOTT Jr., George E. Jan. 2, 1950- Oct 25, 2010 Born in Cottage Hospital to George E. Elliott Sr. and Frances Elliott, "Georgie" attended all local schools except one year, kindergarten, in Garden Grove. He was a lifetime member of the Goleta Boy's Club and attended daily from 1957-1968 when he was named "boy of the year".



Earnest M. Emery

Earnest M. Emery, born March 24, 1923, died at Cottage Hospital on Oct. 24, 2010 after a valiant battle against cancer., Born in Indiana, he served our country during World War II as an Army AirCorps bush pilot in Alaska. After marrying a Canadian girl, Earnie completed his degree in chemical and mechanical engineering at UCLA in 1950. He enjoyed a successful career in manufacturing and management, culminating at E2Technology, Ventura as Founder, President and CEO. He retired to Clear Lake, Calif., developing an 80 acre Ranch., Earnie is survived by his wife of 65 years, Caroline, and his daughter, Adele (and Bill) Lambert of Buffalo, N.Y. He was predeceased by his son, Larry (Deidre) Emery of Ventura. He will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren: David Lambert (Texas), Rhoda (Lambert) Ryan (Florida), Miriam Lambert (Texas), Bryce and Skyler Emery (Oregon), and his four great-grandchildren: Timothy and Joshua Lambert, Charis and Titus Ryan. He will be missed by his sister-in-law, Adelle Byer; his nephew, Brian (Michele) Smatko; and niece, Monica (Harry) Johnson., The viewing will be 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, 15 E. Sola St., Santa Barbara. Viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. and Mass to follow on Friday, Oct. 29 both at San Roque Catholic Church, 3200 Calle Cedro, Santa Barbara., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Folsomdale Baptist Church, 1366 Folsomdale Road, Cowlesville, NY 14037 where his son-in-law is the Pastor.



Edna Anne Bereziuk

Edna Bereziuk, 84, of Vacaville, passed away peacefully after a short battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Vacaville., She was born on July 21, 1926, in Detroit., Edna was a devoted wife and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and her friends at Merrill Gardens. She was also a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church., Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Raymond Bereziuk in 2008., She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Joe Sacca of Vacaville, Cheryl and Robert Arkebauer of Plumas Lake, Calif., Susan and David Atiyeh of Livonia, Mich., Bonnie and David Wright of Hemet, Calif., and Patricia and Skip Pascoe of Brighton, Mich.; son, Raymond Bereziuk of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, George May of Surprise, Ariz.; sister, Norene Vargo of Bay City, Mich.; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren., A visitation will be held today from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a Mass at 11 a.m., both at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father Matthew Marankulam will be officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NorthBay Hospice, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Edsel Blair

EDSEL BLAIR SEP 15, 1927 - OCT 26, 2010 Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather Edsel Blair long time resident Delhi, Ca., passed away on the 26th of October. He was accepted into heaven by his wife and parents in the morning hours due to natural causes, he left this world while in slumber. He leaves behind many relatives who will miss him dearly. Survived by his children Lindsey Blair (Kuhn), David and Daniel Blair. He is also survived by his three grandchildren and two great grand children. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family ask that those wishing to may contribute to there favorite charity.



Edward Green

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Edward J. Otten

Otten, Edward J. 8-21-1922 to 10-26-2010. Loving husband and father. Served with honors in 



Elizabeth Jacobs

Elizabeth J. Jacobs Resident of San Jose 8-26-36 10-26-10 Aged 74, died on October 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert N. Jacobs. Liz is survived by her daughters Sue, Sandy, and Dolly and her sons Nick, Tim, Doug, and Mike, and by her nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She retired from Ford Motor Company and was important part of St. Christopher's Parish for many years. Liz will be remembered mostly by her sense of humor and her witty comments, such as "people in hell want ice water". The family would like to especially thank her wonderful caregivers at Greenhills Manor. Memorial Service will be held at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary at 466 North Winchester Blvd. on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family requests that you toast to a happy memory of Liz. Condolences may be offered at



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:



Enger, Jo Ann "Bond"

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Jo Ann "Bond" Enger 1955 ~ 2010 CARLSBAD -- High school sweetheart of Kit Enger, Oceanside High, Class of 1973, Jo Ann Enger graduated .....



Erlena Medina

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Eschen, Margaret Ann "Tina"

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Margaret Ann 'Tina' Eschen Dec. 15, 1935 - Oct. 22, 2010 Resident of Hayward, CA Margaret died peacefully at home surrounded by family on .....



Esparaza, Mavis Castillo

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mavis Castillo Esparza Resident of Union City Mavis Castillo Esparza passed away on Oct. 25, 2010 at Morning Glory Assisted Living Facility, Union City, ..... 



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.



Evangelina Hunter

April 26, 1921 - October 27, 2010 



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




PINTADO, FRANCISCO S. Of Chula Vista Mar.4,1935 ~ Oct.25,2010 10/29 5-9pm Serenity Chapel 10/30 11am O.L.of Guadalupe Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619)425-9111




PALMER, FREDA May 10, 1905 to Oct. 7, 2010 Freda Palmer of Rancho Bernardo, passed away on October 7, 2010 at the age of 105. She was born Freda Maier in Stuttgart, Germany on May 10, 1905 and immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island, New York in 1923. She married Karl Palmer in 1928 and lived in New Jersey until retiring to Rancho Bernardo in 1969. Karl preceded her in death in 1992. During the last 10 years of her life, Mrs. Palmer enjoyed her philanthropic activities. Recipients of her contributions include the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, and the Palmer Special Care Residence for Alzheimer's named in her honor. She is survived by cousins, nephews, great-nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. A memorial is scheduled for November 1, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Casa de las Campanas Dinner Theater, 18655 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego.



Fahey, Denise

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Denise M. Fahey Resident of Oakland 48, Memorial Svc., 11am, Sat.10/30, at Oak Park Hills Chapel, Walnut Creek. Sign condolence book at: (925) .....



Felipe Rubio (In Memoriam)

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Filomena Cintas Fernandez

She was a loving and devoted wife to Juan Fernandez Ramos and nurturing mother to her two sons Francisco and Rafael., Filomena is survived by her sons, Francisco and Rafael; daughter-in-law, Pilar; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, Filomena came to the United States in 1960 and worked at The Basic Vegetable Plant for 20 years and retired in 1977, Filomena was the most loving and caring person and we were all so lucky to have shared her 98 years of love. We will take comfort in knowing that she will be together again with the love of her life, Juan, and her family and friends for eternity. We will continue to remember that the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart., The viewing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the Rosary service from 7 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Mass will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church., In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society . Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



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.



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.



Frank B. Ballesteros

Remembering Frank Bergado Ballesteros, 75, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, has gone Home to be with God on Oct. 25, 2010., He was born on Jan. 29, 1935 in the Philippines and was a Ventura County resident for 36 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer First Class for 20 years. After retirement, he owned small businesses both in the U.S. and abroad for his unselfish intention to help out other people. Frank was generous with his time and mechanic skills. He loved helping people, friends and strangers alike, in any way without expecting anything in return. He was always dynamic and optimistic. He loved to travel and was always enthusiastic to learn new things. He enjoyed dancing, especially Tango, and sharing good laughs with his family and friends. At the age of 65, he accomplished two marathons -L.A. Marathon and Phoenix Marathon- and became an inspiration to those around him to never give up and never stop trying. He's a wonderful grandfather to his grandchildren who loved calling him "Pa." Ben will always remember him for the fishing trips to the beach., Frank is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lydia Salazar Ballesteros; daughter, Ilyn B. Romero; sons, Rancisco and Reed B. Ballesteros; son-in-law, Jesus R. Romero; daughter-in-law, Myra M. Ballesteros; grandchildren, Ben, Olivia and Juny Romero; and his sisters, nephews, nieces, in-laws and friends. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed by those who knew him., He was preceded in death by his son, Erwin S. Ballesteros., Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, with Vigil/Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Mortuary located at 2370 North "H" Street, Oxnard. Memorial Services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North "H" Street, Oxnard.



Frank Bourgholtzer

Bourgholtzer, Frank October 26, 1919 - October 8, 2010 Frank Bourgholtzer, the first full-time White House correspondent for NBC News, died quietly at his home in Santa Monica on October 08, 2010. He was born in New York, NY on October 26, 1919. Frank is survived by his wife, Shena McLaren, their son, Drew, daughter-in-law Darcy and granddaughters Rylie and Camryn. From his previous marriage to Audrey, Frank is also survived by son, Steve, and daughter-in-law Nancy. Preceded in death by son, John, Frank is survived by John's widow, Diane, granddaughter Danielle and grandson David. Frank began his 40-year career with NBC News in 1946. He was NBC's White House correspondent when the three networks produced the first television tour of the White House, during which he persuaded President Truman to play an impromptu piano recital in the East Room. Beginning in 1953 NBC News assigned Frank to Europe and as head of the Paris, Bonn, Vienna and, most notably, Moscow bureaus he reported from both Eastern and Western Europe during the height of the Cold War. When he was transferred to NBC News in Burbank in 1969, he was instructed to "cover California like a foreign country" which he did in a long series of stories about the people, the life styles and the events of Western America. He retired from NBC in 1986 but continued to do special news assignments for a number of years after that, most of which were in, or related to, the Soviet Union. A celebration of Frank's life will be held Sunday afternoon, November 7. Those wishing to attend please contact for further information. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to International Medical Corps, 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 400, Santa Monica, CA 90404.



Frank C. Perez Sr.

A lifetime Solano County resident in Fairfield and Vacaville, Frank passed away at the age of 88, just a week and one day following the passing of his wife, Hazel., Born of Spanish immigrants at the Red Cross facility at Cement Hill, Frank was raised in Vacaville on the corner of Mason and Elizabeth streets., At the age of 18, he joined the Navy to serve in World War II as a ship's cook. Following the war, he went into Civil Service at Travis Air Force Base, where he worked until retirement in 1977., Frank is survived by his sons, Frank Jr. and his wife Fayann Perez of Vacaville, Joseph and his wife Gayle Latona of Vacaville, and Jim and his wife Elvina Freeman of Fairfield; and brother, Joseph and his wife Isabel Perez of Sacramento. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchild-ren with two more on the way., Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; daughter, Connie; son, Joe Freeman; and his sister, Isabel., A private family memorial will be held at a later date., In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Vacaville, 448-4900. Please visit the online guest book at www.,



Frank Cercos

Frank Ortiz Cercos Feb 25,1925 - Oct 27, 2010 Born in Holden, West Virginia of Spanish immigrant parents, raised in San Francisco, CA, passed away on October 27, surrounded in love by his wife, Pat and his four outstanding children. He was preceded in death by his father, Augustine Ortiz, his mother Maria Abascal Cercos, and his step-father Francisco Cercos. He is survived by his wife, Patricia , his children, Frank (Anna) Cercos, John (Michele Zipse) Cercos, Mary Elizabeth-Libby (Dean) Duryea of Moraga, and Ted (Jane) Cercos. Also, grandchildren, Frank (Nicole) Cercos, Elizabeth (Matt) Smaw; Robert (Andrea) Cercos, John Cercos Jr; Dean Duryea Jr., Julia Duryea; Ted Cercos Jr , Dexie Cercos; Will (Jessica) Melendez and Heather Melendez. Great grandchildren, Victoria Smaw, Cheyenne Cercos, Katlynn Cercos, Alexandra Smaw and Thomas Cercos. Frank attended Commerce High School where he was recognized as an accomplished musician and a fine athlete. He graduated in 1941. He entered the U.S., in 1943 where he served with the 717th Tank Battalion in Europe during WW II. There he participated in campaigns in the Rhineland and Central Europe. He returned to San Francisco after the war and became a member of the SF Fire Dept in 1947, retiring as a Captain after 30 years of service. Frank received numerous awards for outstanding service and heroism over his years with the Fire Dept. He was selected as San Francisco Fireman of the Year in 1968. An admiring and enthusiastic father to his four children, he refereed CYO basketball expanding that ability, as a member of No CA Basketball Officials Association, to the Pac 8 and NCAA Regionals. Frank was a proud member of Tom Brokaw's 'Greatest Generation' living his life, after returning from, , with the common values of duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country and above all, responsibility for oneself. He will be missed greatly by all those whose lives he has touched. Friends may visit Sunday after 2PM and are invited to attend the Vigil Service at 4PM, Oct. 31 at the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy & Hara, Geary Blvd. at Tenth Ave. A Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 1. At St. Cecelia's Church. Vicente and 17th Ave, S.F. Burial Services will be held at Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, Frank asked that contributions be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory High School, 1055 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94109, a school he respected and admired for their contribution to the education and development of young adults. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077



Frank Ziegel

Frank Joseph Zawieja Ziegel, Resident of Saratoga, Frank passed away October 25, 2010 in Saratoga at the age of 91. He was born to Polish immigrants June 5, 1919 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was raised in Baltimore and as a young man enlisted in the, during, . He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in Europe and was part of the D-Day and Battle of the Bulge campaigns. Following his return from the Army he moved to the Los Angeles area where he met his wife Doris, they were married in 1954. The family moved to Saratoga in 1964 where he retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space after 29 years in 1984., Frank was a patriotic, loyal and immensely determined individual. His sense of principle, courage, exceptional intellect, vision and ideas left a significant impact on his children and grandchildren., Frank was a devoted husband, father and an active member of the community. He was a Scoutmaster, PTA officer, Northwest Saratoga Homeowner Association president, Saratoga Ski Club president, member of the Lockheed Manager Club and, Auxiliary., Frank is survived by his daughter Pam Petersen-Lambert (of Fresno) and son in-law Tim Lambert. Son Michael Ziegel (of Saratoga) and daughter-in-law Sue Ziegel. Grandchildren Miles Petersen, Alexa and Haley Ziegel. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris and sisters Wanda, Anita, and Viola., The family would like to thank the Alzheimer's Activity Center for their care of Frank from 2006-2008; Talia Manulevu for home care in 2008 and Hospice of the Valley. A special thanks to Virginia Devera and Michael Molina who cared for Frank in their group home from 2008 until his death. Their kindness and understanding will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Caring Caregiver, please reference account #845543198 and mail to Chase, 12200 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd Saratoga, CA 95070. Burial to be private, luncheon reception to be held November 6th, contact Pam Petersen-Lambert 559-288-3031 for details.



Frederick I. Roberto Jr.

Frederick I. Roberto Jr. of East Hartford, previously of Danbury, died October 28, 2010 at Hartford Hospital. He was 80 years old. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday November 1, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church Danbury. Interment in St. Peter Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Green Funeral Home in Danbury.



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., , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.




June 3, 1931 - October 24, 2010 Gerald Glenn Brown was born to Thomas Delmar Brown and Beulah Mae Brown in Flippen, Arkansas on June 3, 1931. Moving to California as a young man, he drove heavy equipment for Favier Farms for several years. He then became a certified welder, holding jobs in Merced and Modesto before taking a position with Atwater's J.R. Wood fruit company, from which he retired in 1994. In recent years he became a member of the Winton First Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and whittling. He died October 24, 2010, and is survived by his wife, Pauline Brown of Atwarer; brother, L. D. Brown of Clovis; children, Donna Williams of Lincoln, Nebraska; Jerry Brown of Rathdrum, Idaho; Bill Brown of Merced; Peggy Borgman of Stevinson; foster son Troy Stephenson of Atwater; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services at 2 P.M., October 30, in the Winton First Southern Baptist Church. Arrangements by Whitton Family Funeral Service.




GILLIO, GUERINO of San Diego 09/09/1920-10/26/2010 Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, 9:00 a.m. San Rafael Parish, San Diego Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101 



Geert Jensen

Jensen, Geert March 29, 1924 - October 28, 2010 Geert was born in Denmark and immigrated to the U.S. after WWII. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Aase (Osa); son and his wife, Peter and Alexis; and three grandchildren, Anika, Erik and Christopher. He was a successful self-made business man, exporting American made appliances. Geert left this life as he had lived it - with dignity and grace. In lieu of flowers -donations to the Danish Lutheran Church, Yorba Linda (714) 993-6362.



George Camden Clark

George Camden Clark, 1926 -2010, George Camden Clark passed away peacefully in Santa Maria on October 27, 2010., George was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Albert and Beatrice Clark on March 10, 1926, and graduated from St. James High School in Winnipeg., He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Albert Clark, Charles Clark and sister, Marguerite (Clark) McKenzie, all of Manitoba, Canada., After his marriage to Eileen Margaret Eger on April 3, 1948, George and Eileen resided in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario, Canada where he was employed as manager of Dow's Auto Electric. He and Eileen moved to Rialto, California in 1952 where George was employed as a parts manager for two automobile dealerships. In 1956 he began employment as a claim's adjuster for Allstate Insurance until he retired in 1981 as a supervising claims examiner handling large personal injury claims. He and Eileen moved to Santa Maria, CA in 1985. He often expressed his good fortune in residing on the beautiful California Central Coast., George was a man of many interests and skills. He was an excellent woodworker, mechanic, electrician and plumber. He did not encounter much that he could not fix or improve. Throughout his life, George enjoyed the great outdoors, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved boating and owned a succession of boats. George also obtained a single engine pilot's license and owned multiple aircraft. In retirement, George and Eileen took many wonderful motorhome adventures and traveled extensively throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Canada., George was deeply loved and is survived by Eileen, his wife of 62 years; his two sons, Gregory S. Clark (and Ann) of Los Olivos, CA and Brian J. Clark (and Robin) of New Hope, PA; his Granddaughter, Brenda E. (Clark) (and Cory) Cloud and great-grandchildren, Jackson and Cierra of Ojai, CA; Grandson, Wade R. Clark of Los Angeles, CA and Granddaughter, Kelly J. Clark of New York, NY., George was a devoted spouse, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who lived by the Golden Rule and taught his family by example to value hard work, honesty and integrity., The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and respect for Dr. James Sweeny and his staff for their professional and personal care. Special thanks are also due to the compassionate caregivers at the Country Oaks Care Center., The family would also like to give thanks for the special services rendered by Roy Allen, Director of the local and Gary and Lori Gross of Dementia Care Associates of Santa Maria., In accordance with his wishes there will be no formal services. Cremation will be followed by a private celebration of George's life. In lieu of flowers, George would want to be remembered by donations directed to Roy Allen, Director of the, , California Central Coast Chapter, 528 So. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454 or the, , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



George Carvalho Sr.

GEORGE CARVALHO SR. APR 16, 1926 - OCT 21, 2010 George Carvalho Sr., Passed away at the age of 84 on Oct. 21, 2010. George was born in Wailuku, Maui to Domingo and Mary Carvalho. He came to California in the late 40's and raised his family in Hayward. After his retirement from, /Fremont, he fulfilled his dream of returning to Maui, where he had a ranchette in Haiku. George loved the rodeo and socializing with his cowboy friends in Makawao. He returned to California and resided in the town of Ceres for the last 20 years. His hobbies were woodcarving and playing his guitar at family gatherings. He was a simple man, who loved animals, music, family and friends; he was so loved and will be dearly missed. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Isabel Carvalho; Sons: George Carvalho Jr. of Modesto, Glenn Carvalho of Arizona, Dennis (Roseanne) Carvalho of Nevada; Brothers: Danny, Ernest, and Walter, all of Hawaii; Sisters: Dorothy of Hawaii and Betty Lou of Hughson; 7 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren; and many Nieces and Nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Domingo and Mary Carvalho; Brothers: Eddie, Domingo Jr., Nick, Jimmy and Adam; Sister: Girlie; Grandchildren: Dennis Jr., Sheila and Stanley. Funeral Services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Saturday Oct. 30th, Visitation will be held from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM, followed by a Chapel Service at 10:30 AM. Guest book available at,



George D. Cummings II

George D. Cummings, II Resident of Los Altos Hills George died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 23, 2010. Age 99. He was preceded in death by wife, Jane Cummings. Survived by his loving children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren. He leaves his daughter, Joan and husband, Michael Chlarson, son, George D. Cummings III and his loving companion, Cecilia Glower, daughters, Bano Cummings and Mary Cummings. He will be missed by his loving friend, Evelyn Troedson. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 12 noon at St. Nicholas Church. The burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Los Altos. Following will be a celebration of his life at 2:30 p.m. in his home.



George Schell

GEORGE E. SCHELL A longtime resident of Riverside, CA, passed away at the age of 94 on Sunday, Oct. 24th, 2010. George was born on 05/29/1916 in Harrisburg, PA. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant during WWII, in the Pacific Theatre, 1943-1947. He was the recipient of the



George Steve Bonorris

Bonorris, George Steve May 1, 1925 - October 19, 2010 George Bonorris was born to Steve and Coula Bonorris when Los Angeles was a small town with perpetually blue skies. After serving in WWII, he graduated from UCLA with a masters. He taught in the LA Unified School District for 36 years. In 1962 he married his beloved Panagiota, with whom he shared a warm life of family, friends, food and music. He is survived by his brother, Dr. James Bonorris, his children, Steven and Cynsa, and his grandsons, Alexander and Julian. His funeral took place in Novato on Tuesday. A local memorial service will be held at 9:45 am, October 31, St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Sophia.



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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.



Gurdev Kaur

GURDEV KAUR JUL 1907 ~ OCT 2010 Gurdev Kaur, 103, of Livingston, passed away at her home early Sunday morning. She was born in Pakistan, married Rattan Singh, and they moved to India in 1947. Her family were farmers and Gurdev was a faithful wife, mother, and homemaker. A daily task for her was spinning cotton and making clothes and quilts out of the cotton they spun. The family moved to Livingston, California in 1978 after her husband passed away in 1964. As the family grew, Gurdev remained the faithful leader, cooking, maintaining the family, and caring for the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her mind remained sharp and her health was excellent until a recent illness which took her life. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Gurdev was preceded in death by her loving husband Rattan Singh, by four of her children, and by one grandchild. She is survived by three children: Gurmit K. Johal of Livingston, Gurmit S. Sangha of Livingston, Amarjit K. Johal of Patterson, and primary caretaker, Daughter-in-law Palo K Sangha, 20 grandchildren, and 35 great grandchildren. Visitation for Gurdev will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, Oct. 29th from 4-7 pm. A Funeral Service will be on Saturday, Oct. 30th, 12-2pm with cremation to follow at Allen Mortuary. After the service there will be a service at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple on B Street in Livingston. Please leave memories and condolences at, . ALLEN MORTUARY



HERMAN, Nellie Lee (Grimes)

HERMAN, Nellie Lee (Grimes) 101 years old, Santa Barbara Nellie will be remembered for the joy and laughter she brought to all of our lives. She was our example of perseverance in times of trouble, generosity in times of need, and a godly woman of prayer. 



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



Harold W. (Hal) Mack Jr.

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Harry Anthony Ortega

Harry Anthony Ortega 1920-2010 Harry Anthony Ortega was born in Los Angeles on September 22, 1920 and passed away in Long Beach on October 26, 2010. Harry, a staff sargeant in the United States Army during World War II, was awarded a 



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Herb Richards

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



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,,




October 7, 1932 - October 25, 2010 Ignacio Galvan Cousillas was born on October 7, 1932 in Nogales, Arizona to the late Felix R. and Cipriana (Galvan) Alvarez. He passed away on October 25, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California at the age of 78. Ignacio worked as a Manufacturing Supervisor for 15 years and has lived in the County of Merced for 50 years. Ignacio now joins his beloved parents; Felix R. Alvarez and Cipriana Galvan, sisters; Pina Zuniga and Cono Navarro and son Jose Mendoza. Ignacio is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Maria Elena Cousillas, his son Hector Mendoza (Michelle), his daughters Martha Mosqueda (Bruce), Maria Soto (Jose), brothers; Felix Galvan, Joey and Roy Alvarez his grandchildren Jose, Brandon, and Tyler Soto, Tamara Mendoza and Evita Mosqueda-Chapman and his great-grandchildren Christopher, Melina and Addyson Soto, and Jonathan Osborne. A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 p.m. and Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 29, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merced. 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.



Irene Lorene Gonsalves

IRENE LORENE GONSALVES DEC 5, 1924 - OCT 25, 2010 Irene was born in Manteca, raised in Danville CA. and graduated from San Ramon High. She married Lester Gonsalves of Ballico on Nov. 27, 1944 during his four year tour of duty with the United States Army. After his discharge they moved to Turlock in 1947 and dairy farmed. Working several different jobs outside the home, she left the work force and retired from Turlock School District in Dec. 1986. She is survived by two children Larry Gonsalves of Turlock and his wife Marsha and Shirley Stanley of Morada and her husband David. Also, she was blessed with five wonderful grandchildren, two proceeding her in death, two step grand- children, seven great grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in Peace. Services will be held today, Fri., Oct. 29, 2010, at 1pm at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. Interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Please leave your condolences at,



Irma Lynch

Irma O. Lynch Resident of Saratoga Born March 9 1926, died Oct. 26, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband Willard H. Lynch and her children Molly Ann, Daniel and James and two of her grandchildren. Survived by children Lynda, Patricia, David, Sharon, Amy and Mary Lisa and her 12 grandchildren. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga, Monday 11/01 at 11:00 AM. Mom was loved by all who met her and will be dearly missed.



Isabel "Liz" Lomeli

November 5, 1927 - October 27, 2010 



Isabel (Liz) Lomeli

Isabel (Liz) Lomeli Nov. 5, 1927 - Oct. 27, 2010 Isabel Lomeli passed away peacefully on October 27, 2010. She battled bone cancer for 2 1/2 years. Isabel is remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and aunt and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her four children, Luigi (Willie) Mendoza, Gina (Dave) McKenna, Henry (Tati) Lomeli and Norma McKenna; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; sister, Irene (Pat) Califano; brothers Lou (Linda Krammes) Aguilar; Rudy (Andrea) Aguilar; special nephew, Eddie Lopez Jr.; favorite dachshund, "Dasher". Visitation will be on Sunday, October 31, 1:00 - 3:00pm with Rosary following at 3:00 pm at Green Hills Mortuary, Rancho Palos Verdes. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 1, 9:00 am at St. Peter & Paul Church, Wilmington, CA with burial at Green Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes. Donations to the




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1915 ~ 2010 Jesus "Jampa" Jurado was born on Oct. 2, 1915 in Candelaria, Texas. He was married to the late Paz H. Jurado for 68 yrs. He moved his family to Sam Hamburg's Ranch after serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed by local Farmers during his working career. Jesus will always be remembered by his family and friends for his love of music, sense of humor and light heartedness. He is preceded in death by his wife Paz H. Jurado, sons Manual, Isidoro, Victor and Jesse. He is survived by Carmen (Gary) Affonso, Gene (Claudia) Jurado, May (Richard) Lewis, Robert (Debbie) Jurado, Alice (Bill) Baine, Sally (David) Carter, Linda (John) Curtis, Rick Jurado. 25 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren & 6 great-great grandchildren. Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 29th at 1pm St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Los Banos Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Calif. Home & Hospice, 510 W. 25th St., Merced, CA 95340.




JOEL PRESTON Dec. 23, 1923 - Oct. 29, 1990 I love you Daddy. From, Debby your baby girl, and Kelly your son-in-law Thank you for all the nice things you did. From, Mitchell Ketchum 



JOHNSTON, Jean Marie Peterson

JOHNSTON, Jean Marie Peterson Passed away on October 16th, 2010. Jean will live in the house and heart of her Lord. She would have been 91 in December. Mourning her passing are her children & their families; Ross, Marcia, Kevin, Greta and Paul. Jean and husband Richard came to California in 1952 and moved to Santa Rosa in 1957. Jean lived in Santa Barbara, California from 2000 until her passing this month. She was born in Chicago, Illinois December 16th,




ZILLNER, JOSEPH WILLIAM Oct. 21, 1938 to Oct. 22, 2010 Joseph William Zillner was born in Burley, Idaho, on October 21, 1938. He passed away on October 22, 2010 at 72 years old. His parents were Joseph and Helen Zillner. Survivors include three sons: Joseph of Katy, Texas; Jonathan of Houston, Texas; David of San Diego, California; daughter Elizabeth Gunier of Las Vegas, Nevada, and a sister: Joan Egdorf of Henderson, Nevada; along with seven grandchildren. He graduated from Burley High School in Burley, Idaho in 1956. He graduated from Northrop University at Inglewood, California, in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He was a Vietnam veteran having served as a Naval Officer in Southeast Asia for three years. He was granted a military retirement in 1972 as a result of incurred injuries. Subsequently, he worked as an engineering manager for Rohr Corporation in San Diego, California, where he retired in 1995. He has resided in Port Aransas, Texas since retirement. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arragements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. 1-800-428-2922



Jacqueline Wilson-Thompson

Jacqueline Wilson-Thompson June 8, 1965 - October 19, 2010 A viewing/visitation for Jacqueline Wilson- Thompson, 54, is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2010 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Beloved Care, 115 18th St., and from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Bread of Life, 301 Northrup St. with a meditation/wake from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin Saturday, October 30, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at Bread of Life, 301 Northrup St. Private Family interment in Union Cemetery. Please call (661) 631-2828 for additional service information. Services Entrusted to: Beloved Care Funeral Services



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



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James Franco

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



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.



Jankowski, John W. "Jack"

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John W. "Jack" Jankowski, 73 TEMECULA -- John W. "Jack" Jankowski passed away Monday, October 25, 2010. He retired from the Long Beach Police ..... 



Jennie Barton

Jennie Ann Barton Resident of San Jose Apr. 27, 1936-Oct. 16, 2010 She passed in her home surrounded by loved ones. Worked for Jennings Technology for 35 years. Survived by her husband, four children, her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Campbell United Church of Christ on Sat. Oct. 30, @ 2:00 PM. 400 W Campbell Ave. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave., San Jose, CA 95124.



Jerry Bayne

JERRY THOMAS BAYNE Age 65, resident of Riverside, CA for 40 years, passed away due to cardiac arrest, at his home. Jerry was born 10/09/1945 in Akron, Ohio. He was a Handyman for Mission Village M.H. Park from 2008-2010; Mechanic for Royal Electric from 2007-2008; Sand Belt Operator for Luxfer Gas from 2006-2007; Mill Machine Operator for Fleetwood Homes from 2002-2005; Aerospace Engineer/Machine Chief for John Mansville from 1973-2001. He served in the Air Force as a Combat Medic during



Jerry Oliver Lockhart

Jerry Oliver Lockhart, 75, a resident of Crockett, passed away at home on Thursday. He was born in California., Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591. Arrangements by Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo, CA.



Jesse D. Jackson

Jesse D. Jackson 57, of Marysville passed away on October 22, 2010. No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA



Jessie Andresen

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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.



Jim Pyle

JIM PYLE July 14, 1928 to October 23, 2010 Born July 14, 1928 in Idabel, OK, Jim passed away on October 23, 2010 in Riverside, CA. Jim was raised in Deming, NM where he became interested in airplanes through his local Boy Scout Troop. This turned into a lifelong passion and through most of his life a career as he worked for several aircraft and space product companies. After graduating high school he joined the



Jimmie Pounders

JIMMIE LEON POUNDERS September 2, 1932 ~ October 26, 2010 Survived by his wife of 34 years Vicki; 3 sons Brian (Beth), Brad (Mary) and Stephen; 4 grandchildren Brooks, Tracy, Lindsey and Rachel; a brother OD; 2 sisters Blanche and Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs. Jim, a U.S.



JoAnne Levy

JoAnne Levy October 29, 2009 Dearest JoAnne - Your family and friends miss you and your wonderful smile 



Joanie Verna (Cameron) Phillips

Joanie Verna (Cameron) Phillips 67, of Marana, AZ, passed away suddenly on October 19, 2010 in Tucson AZ, with her family by her side. She was born in Sacramento, CA in 1943 and was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 40 years. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Yuba College. She moved to AZ 19 years ago from the Yuba-Sutter area. Joanie's career started at the Appeal- Democrat, she was a Yuba County Court Clerk and retired from the Sutter Co. Ag Dept. She was an avid reader, enjoyed puzzles and her favorite pastime was bingo. Survivors include her husband Alan Phillips, daughter Gina Babcock (Eric) and 4 grandchildren of AZ, sister Carolyn Cozine, brothers James Cameron and Larry Cameron (Joy) of Marysville, two nephews Ray Cozine (Elena) of Sahuarita, AZ and Robert Cozine (Dixie) of Marysville. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Verna Cameron and niece Jennifer. Private Services were held in Tucson, AZ. Send Condolences



Joanne F. Alessio

Joanne F. Alessio, age 61 of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Ridgefield, died on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Danbury Hospital. She was born in Endicott, N.Y., daughter of Julio and Carmen Piniella of Palm Harbor, Fla. She first attended schools in New York City, then graduated from Carteret (NJ) High School. Ms. Alessio obtained a bachelor degree and three aasters degrees from Brooklyn College and Rutgers University, respectively. She was working on her doctoral degree in social services. Joanne was an educator for 27 years with the Jersey City School System as an ESL teacher. She retired two years ago. Ms. Alessio was a member of the New Jersey Teacher's Union. She has been a part time resident of Ridge-field for the past 16 months residing with her brother, Raymond Piniella, his wife, Diane and their children. She is also survived by two additional brothers, Richard Piniella and his wife, Kim of Metuchen, N.J. and John Alessio of Emeryville, Calif.; a sister, Mia Piniella-Salerno and her husband, Peter of Mooresville, N.C.; four nieces, Giovanna Alessio, Amanda Joanne Salerno, Elise Salerno and Victoria Piniella; and five nephews, James Piniella, Michael Piniella, Christopher Piniella, Matthew Piniella, Benjamin Alessio and her birth father, John Alessio of Albuquerque, N.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Contributions inJoanne's honor and memory may be made to the Joanne F. Alessio Scholarship Fund, St. Mary Regional Catholic School, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.



Joanne F. Calvagna

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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,



Joe V. Negrete

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John Barnhart

BARNHART-John Barnhart, loving husband, father, grandfather, musician, and teacher passed away on October 23, 2010 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital at the age of 73. John was born and raised in Marion, Ohio to George and Emily (Wingett) Barnhart. On August 26, 1956 he married the love of his life, Marilyn (Kramer) and was happily married for 53 years. After graduation in 1959 from



John Dale Delisle

John was born on August 11, 1953 at Healdsburg General Hospital and passed away on October 5, 2010 surrounded by loving family and friends. John was proud to have been born and raised in Healdsburg. John was a man of many trades, pipe fitter, winery machine fabricator, roofer, grape grower, road builder, rural land developer, alternate power specialist and woodsman. John was always there to lend a hand at the drop of a hat. John, his wife Judy, and son Jake, built a wonderful life on their ranch in the hills above the Dry Creek Valley, building their homes from the ground up with the help of family and friends. John was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Opal Delisle. John is survived by his wife Judy; son Jake; brothers Jack, Dick and Jerry Eddinger, sisters Mary McCord, Marta Delisle Spear, and sister in law, MaryAnn/Randy Waters, and Joyce Street; dear and caring niece Donna Nola; numerous family members from the Fincher and Eddinger families; as well as many friends and extended family. John was blessed with so many caregivers. Special thanks go to Mary, Joyce, Donna, Pony, Shawn, Marta, Karen, and Sandy and Al at Heartland Hospice. Special thanks to Dr. Ye and the Oncology and Infusion Department at Kaiser Permanente. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on November 6th, at 1:00 p.m. at Lago Di Merlo, 3495 Skaggs Springs Rd. Healdsburg. Donations in Johnny`s memory can be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by FRED YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, with special thanks to Ron.



John G. Silva

JOHN G. SILVA SEP 8, 1923 - OCT 26, 2010 Age 87, passed away in Crows Landing. He was born in Feteira, Terceira, Azores. He was a farmer for 25 years and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock and Our Lady of Fatima of Turlock. Survivors- Sons - Four - John Silva and his wife Mary of Denair, Emanuel Silva and his wife Mary of Turlock, Frank Silva and his wife Luisa of Denair and David Silva and his wife Nelia of Turlock, Daughters - Durvalina Faria and her husband Joe of Turlock, Erma Mendonca and her husband Frank of Crows Landing, Sister - Mary Couto of Willows, Sister-in-laws Vivelina Silva of Denair and Fatima Silva of Tracy, 14-Grandchildren and 5-Great-Grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife- Rosa Silva - Sept. 27, 1993, Brothers - Manuel C. Silva - 1999, Francisco G. Silva - 1999 and Antonio G. Silva - 2003. Visitation - 4PM-8PM, October 28, 2010 and 10AM-5PM, October 29, 2010 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, Rosary - 7:30PM, October 29, 2010 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Mass - 11AM, October 30, 2010 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park. Service under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. wwwwhitehurstnortondias,



John Haynes

OCT. 8, 1935 - OCT. 27, 2010 John Haynes, son of Lyman and Edna Haynes, died October 27, 2010, after losing his battle with bladder cancer. He was the third of four siblings Mary Alice, Donald and Jerry. John attended school in Flora, Illinois. He was an avid athlete in both high school and throughout his life, with a love for tennis and basketball. John participated in the High School marching band, playing the French horn. He attended Illinois Wesleyan College in Bloomington, IL majoring in Psychology. John married Glenda Phillips in 1953 and during their 21 year marriage, they had five children. John was remarried to Lee Ann Gilmore in 1983 and had one child. Lee Ann was a devoted wife for 27 years and they shared many memorable vacations on cruises and in their RV. John achieved numerous accomplishments during his lifetime. He was particularly proud of his 30 year association with Kiwanis International. John played an instrumental role in establishing an annual



John Inacio Rocha Jr.

JOHN I.ROCHA JR. APR 8, 1933 - OCT 26, 2010 John Inacio Rocha was born on April 8, 1933 in Terceia, Azores and passed away unexpectedly at his home in Escalon, on Tuesday morning, October 26, 2010, he was 77 years old. John was a hard working dairyman and had been a resident of Escalon for the past 39 years. He was a Director and a member of the Oakdale F.E.S. and 1st Director of Escalon Our Lady of Fatima, and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Phyllis Rocha of Escalon and their three children Frank Rocha of Turlock, John I. & his wife Rosemary Rocha of Escalon, and Teresa & her husband Rick Barrow of Escalon. He is also survived by his grandchildren Samantha Rocha, Krysten Rocha and Megan Rocha all of Escalon as well as his siblings Juvenal Rocha of Chino, Ralph Rocha of Delhi, Mary Rocha of Arkansas and Joe Rocha also of Arkansas. John is preceded in death by his son Manuel A. Rocha and his parents Joao and Alexandria Rocha. John's Rosary will be on Monday, November 1 at 5:00 pm at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. His Mass will be on Tuesday, November 2 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial following at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Escalon. Arrangements by Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon with an online guest book available 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.



Jose Ferrel Montes

JOSE FERREL MONTES DEC 9, 1928 - OCT 25, 2010 Passed away at age 81. Mass service: Fri, Oct 29, at 10am, St. Stanislaus Church.For info call 209-423-3867



Jose Zavala

MR. JOSE G. ZAVALA, age 61, resident of Santa Maria, passed away October 27, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary



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 Neal Graham

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Joseph Rotella Jr.

Rotella, Jr., Joseph, 85, was born January 18, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA and passed away October 27, 2010 in Mission Viejo, CA. Joseph graduated with his Bachelor's Degree from Occidental College after serving his country in the Army Air Force during



Joseph W. Roberts

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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,,



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.




SHIMIZU, Kei Age 85 passed away peacefully with his family present on October 23, 2010. Beloved husband of Mary Shimizu; father of Gregory (Linda) Shimizu, Kenneth (Jane) Shimizu and Karen (Raymond) Wong; grandfather of Michael Wong, Marisa Wong, Jordan Shimizu, Cody Shimizu, Justin Shimizu, Cortni Shimizu, Taylor Shimizu; cousin of Toshiko Ashikaga and Mari Shimizu. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives here and in Japan. Public funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 6, 11:00a.m. at Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, California. (213) 626-0441



Kelly Godin McGonigal

Kelly Godin McGonigal, 40, went to heaven on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer at her home with her husband, Gary, by her side., Kelly was born on Dec. 2, 1969, in Waterbury, Conn., to the late Barbara (Greatorex) and Edward Godin Sr. She lived in Connecticut until 1980 when she moved to California. Kelly moved to Florida in 2003 and started her family. She will be remembered for her creativity, sense of humor, and fun-loving personality., She is survived by her husband, Gary, and son, Matthew Edward, both loved dearly by Kelly. She is survived by three brothers, Edward Godin Jr. and his wife, Alison, of Watertown, Brian Godin and his wife, Whittney, of Watertown, and Mark Godin of Bakersfield, Calif. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles., In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to an educational fund for Kelly and Gary's son, Matthew., Donations can be made out to Fidelity Investments, P.O. Box 5000, Cincinnati, OH 45273 (memo: Matthew Edward McGonigal). A memorial for Kelly's life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at First Congregational Church, 40 Deforest St., Watertown, Conn.



Kenneth "Ken" Bjorklund

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Kevin Richey

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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.



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.,



Kyle Anthony Lucas

Kyle Anthony Lucas, born in August 1989, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Cayucos. Beloved son of Michelle and Tim; much loved partner of Melissa; adored grandson of Sheila and Brian and Sue and John; nephew of Phil, John and Bill Jr.; grandson of Ray and Bill Sr. (deceased); and great-grandson of Bernice and Albert (deceased). Kyle was greatly loved by many and will be sorely missed. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at the Cayucos Pier. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a favorite charity.




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LOUIS JOHN "Butch" Del Pozzo

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1913 ~ 2010 Louis Loera was born on May 15, 1913 in Azusa, CA to Nicolas L. Loera and Maria Munoz Loera. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Louise Loera, his brother Cecil M. Loera, and sisters Carmen M. Loera, Mary M. Loera, Erma L. Centeno, Carmen L. Sanchez, Rachel L. Jaime, and Delores L. Samia. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Loera, son Joe Loera (Anne), daughter Alice Sauber, Stepchildren Norman Leonard (Anne), Arlene Obrien (Obie), and Marlene Freitas (Frank). Sisters Anita L. Heintz ( Howard), Margaret L. Moreno (Ernest), Josephine Burrows, Theresa L. Flamenco (Xavier). Grandchildren Toni Hunt, Kristina Roos, and Katie Loera, step grandchildren Kim Tomas, Michael Obrien, Norman Leonard III, Chad Leonard, Trinity Buie. 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.44 nieces and nephews. Louis passed into God's presence surrounded by family and friends who loved him. His life was a perfect example of humility, and love of family and God. In one of his last conversations Louie said "Mary is a wonderful women she has been so good to me. My heart is in the right place I love all of you." He will be in our hearts forever. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 28th at 5pm Rosary will follow at 7pm Whitehurst Funeral Chapel. Mass will be Friday, Oct. 29th at 10am St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Los Banos Cemetery.




SLATER, LOUISE J. Chula Vista 07/04/1930 ~ 10/04/2010 Services Have Been Held Community Mortuary 619.426.2006



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.



Lawrence Edward Taylor

Lawrence Edward Taylor July 25, 1921 - October 26, 2010 Our loving and kind father passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a sudden stroke. He was born on July 25, 1921, in Ogden, Utah to Eldred Orson Taylor and Julia Maddock. He married his sweetheart Bettie Jean Neville on Nov. 1, 1948 in the Manti Temple. Lawrence loved his family very much and was sad to leave them, but was eager to get back to the "Queen of his Castle" who passed away four years ago. Lawrence was an accountant by profession since 1949 and although he "retired", he worked until 2008 when he was 87 years old. He had also been CEO of Douglass Manufacturing. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 35 years and one of its past Presidents. He also served as President of Kern Society of Public Accountants. Dad was a kind and gentle soul. He influenced the lives of countless people through his example, integrity, and his desire to serve others to make their day a little better. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. He loved to dance with mom, do woodworking and photography. He loved his country, served in the Navy during, on the USS Pine Island, and was known by many as "The Great American Patriot". Lawrence loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings including Bishop for 13 years and in the Stake Presidency for 9 years. He went on a mission to New York and Pennsylvania from 1942-1944 and served in the Los Angeles Temple for 20 years (April 1988 to August 2008) Lawrence was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend whose presence in this world will be missed by all. He is survived by his four children: Linda Carlson and husband Rick of Sandy, UT, Michael Taylor and his wife Abby of Bakersfield, CA, Bill Taylor and wife Deborah of Midland, TX, and Diana Fischer and husband Gregg of Bakersfield, CA; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bettie; his parents, Eldred and Julia; brothers, Wayne (Margaret) and Glen (Mary); and many cherished friends. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Memorial Hospital and Optimal Hospice for their loving care. Services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 11:00 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5600 Panorama Drive. Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m., Friday, October 29, at Alma Funeral Home, 2130 East California Ave. and 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.



Lee E. Miller

Lee E. Miller 80 of Marysville passed away on October 24, 2010. Per his request no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of of, Marysville, CA 



Lee Holt Ollsen

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Leland C. Washington (In Memoriam)

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Lennart Gohrn

July 25, 1925 - Sept. 28, 2010, Our dear Lennart Gohrn passed quietly on Sept. 28, 2010 at the age of 85. He will be dearly missed and is survived by his daughter, Gunilla; son-in-law, Niclas; grandaughters, Kara and Katja; as well as his longtime companion Felicity. He has also left extended family and friends all over the world. Len wanted to be remembered for having a fantastic life!, Born July 13, 1925 in Lund, Sweden, he immigrated to the United States in 1956. He reconnected with his lost love Marianne and married her in 1964. They lived happily until she passed of cancer in 1997. He became an American citizen in 1976, and was fiercely patriotic. He worked as an executive in international trade for over 35 years and retired early at the age of 55. He spent his retirement years traveling, writing, and working with several charities. He especially loved sponsoring children around the world. He will be warmly remembered for his sunny personality and positive outlook on life. He will be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea., There will be a memorial service planned for a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Guardian Memorial, Funeral Directors, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, Oxnard; 485-2572.



Leopolodo Alvarado Perez

LEOPOLODO ALVARADO PEREZ Age 86, of Corona, CA, passed away on 10/26/2010. He is survived by wife, Carmen Alicia Perez; daughters, Lillian Alicia Gustafson, Lorrainne Sarna, Olivia Marsh; son, Sergio Perez; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Sat. 10/30 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Corona Arrangements Entrusted To: FD66-(951) 737-3244 To sign the online guest book, go to



Lillie Mary Bell Miller

Lillie Miller, a long time resident of Kings County, was born in Sledge, Miss., on Aug. 24, 1925. She died Oct. 24, 2010 in Hanford while a resident of Kings Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 85, a former resident of Home Garden, and a member of the Lemoore Seventh-Day Adventist Church., She died at peace with many members of her extended family gathered around her bed., Mrs. Miller is survived in this area by six of her 13 children including sons Jimmy D. Bridgman of Hanford, and Verlie S. Bridgman of Fresno, and daughters, E. Charlene Apodaca of Visalia, Linda F. Marvin of Lemoore, Lula Mae Zachau of Santa Cruz, and Deborah A. Parten of Wasco., She is also survived by sons, James and David Crawford, and Allan Scott, all of Arkansas, and Danny R. Totten of Oklahoma, and daughter, Tammy K. Totten, of Oregon. Children preceding Mrs. Miller in death were Doris Jean Holder and Dennis Linn Carr., Also surviving are sisters Lentha Mae Cline and Christine Lehnherr, both of Oregon., Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren., A service will be held in the Lemoore Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1035 E. Hanford-Armona Road, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the church. The reception, sponsored by the women of the church, will follow. A graveside service is planned at the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona., Pallbearers are Mrs. Miller's grandsons, Jeremy Bridgman, William Hooper, Adam Parten, Gene Parten, Joe Parten, and David Record.



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 Carol Birdwell

Linda Carol Birdwell January 4, 1940 â€" October 26, 2010 Linda was born January 4th 1940 in Seminole, Oklahoma. While attending McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, she met and married Air Force Sgt. Myron Birdwell on September 15, 1961. After 20 years of traveling the world with her family they settled in Yuba County in 1976. Linda loved camping, traveling, fishing, reading and everything to do with her three grandchildren. After retiring from Bank of America she and Myron spent 15 years traveling and working in Yellowstone National Park during the summer months, which she also dearly loved. Through her unbending strength and courage she made her final trip there this summer. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Myron Birdwell; three sons: Barry, Greg & Mark; and three grandchildren: Bryan, Amanda & Kristen, all of Marysville. She is preceded in death by her father Carl A. Weedin and mother Gladys Weedin of Kiowa, OK. A private family Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sutter North Hospice, 400 Plumas Blvd., Suite 115, Yuba City, CA 95991 in Linda's memory. Send Condolences at



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.



Lorelei H. Johnson

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Lorraine Logoteta

Lorraine Logoteta, 80, of Vallejo, passed away peacefully after a brief illness., Lorraine was born in San Diego, CA, and lived most of her life in Vallejo. She graduated from Vallejo High School in 1947 and went to Vallejo Junior College and became a licensed beautician. She owned and operated Lorraine's Beauty Salon for over 50 years., Lorraine was an active member of various church and local organizations, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Vallejo Emblem Club No. 371, Eastern Star No. 3, IORG Rainbow Girls No. 3 (PMA and AD), and the Vallejo Apache Band Boosters. Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her family and travelled to many destinations with them. She enjoyed all sports and was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan., Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Angelo, her parents, Oscar and Maudell Shell, and her sister, Marlene Coltrin., Lorraine is survived by her brother, Ed Shell; daughters, Donna Bettencourt (John Strain), Lynne Amantite (Denny), Dian Olson (Don) and Lisa Logoteta (Frank Belardes); son, Steven Logoteta (Susie); grandchildren, Joanie Bettencourt, Roy Windom IV, Mikele Calbert, James Olson, Janice Jones, Michael Logoteta and Allyson Belardes; and her great-grandchildren, Alexis Myers, Dion, d'Sean and Jordyn Windom, Nikolas Patzer, Lindsay Olson, and Anna-Lei and Aubrie Jones., The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the LDS Humanitarian Aid Fund, American Lung Association, or a charitable organization of your choice in her honor., Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 110 Los Santos Court, Vallejo. Burial will follow at Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo.



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



Lynnea M. Brooks

Lynnea M. Brooks, 29, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. died October 22, 2010 in Los Angeles due to complications from Cystic Fibrosis. Lynnea was born March 5, 1981 to Charlotte Brooks and Mark Maloney in Palm Springs, Calif. Lynnea attended St. Theresa School and Palm Springs High School. She was in the RN program at Golden West College until it became too much for her health. Lynnea is survived by her mother, Charlotte and step-father, Carl Tiedeman of Rancho Mirage; uncle, Sean (Suzie) Brooks of Spokane, Wash.; uncle, Dennis (Susie) Brooks of Pelham, Ala.; and cousin, Marisa (Brian) Erickson of Spokane. She was preceded in death by her father, Mark Maloney. Lynnea's last selfless act was to donate her body to the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where she was the youngest donor. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her but we should take comfort in the fact that she's at peace now and we have an angel watching over us. A Celebration of Life will be held October 30, 2010 at O'Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ( or your charity of choice.




February 25, 1918 ~ October 26, 2010 Manuel was born in Serreta, Terceira, Azores on February 25, 1918 and passed away on October 26, 2010 in Merced. He was a Dairyman for 40 years and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Los Banos, he enjoyed playing the violist and he loved to watch sports. He is survived by his Son- Ildo Cota Martins and his wife Natalia of Los Banos, 7-Grandchildren and 13-Great-Grandchildren Visitation will be at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel From 2PM-8PM, Tuesday, November 2, 2010. A Mass is scheduled at 10AM, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1545 Center Ave, Los Banos Rosary will be held 7PM, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, 286 West Main St,Turlock,CA. Officiated by Sister Christina Doona Burial will be at Los Banos Cemetery District. Services Under the Direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service of Turlock




Maxine Catherine Garrett Arrived March 18, 1923 Departed October 13, 2010 Maxine's journey began in Kansas City, Missouri. She eventually traveled west with her husband Paul. They made many stops in California, including a number of years in Magalia (the town above Paradise as she liked to call it). Her trip on this earth concluded in Novato with family at her side. Maxine was preceded in death by Paul, her husband of 63 years. She is survived by her brother Gerald Gruner, daughters Nancy Quatromoni and Cathy O'Connor, son Steve, sons-in-law Dr. John Quatromoni and Terry O'Connor, daughter-in-law Lucy Garrett and grandchildren Sam, Jon and Ben Quatromoni; Devlin and Colin O'Connor; Kate Madden; and Grace and Hope Garrett. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff members of Long, Life, Living and the Novato Community Hospital Critical Care Unit (especially nurse Michelle). A memorial service celebrating Maxine's life will take place at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda (620 Del Ganado Road) on Saturday, October 30 at 1:00 PM.




MR. ROBERT "BOB" HERBSTREITH, 78, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away October 27, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 



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.



Manuel Martins

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Marc Becker

Marc Becker Resident of San Jose Nov 5, 1948-Oct 23, 2010 Loving Husband to Ali Becker for 38 years. Loving father to Kirsten and Karl. Memorial service at 2pm today at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior 5825 Bollinger Rd, Cupertino, CA. There is a memorial fund in the memory of Marc Becker at LCOS



Margaret Ellen Nichol

Margaret Ellen Nichol, 87 of Nipomo, passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at her home. "Peggy" was born in Conde, S.D., in March 1923. She married her high school sweetheart, Harry, in December 1941. Together they had lived in San Gabriel, La Crescenta, Alhambra, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and moved to Nipomo in 2004. She loved spending time with family, traveling and playing golf and was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed. Peggy is survived by her husband of 68 years, Harry; sons Richard (Christy) of Nipomo and Craig (Cheryl) of Palmdale, Calif.; grandchildren Jeff (Liz) Nichol, Julie Nichol, Troy (Angelique) Nichol and Tricia (Joe) Metzel; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of her life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the home of Harry Nichol. Call 929-4826 for more information. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Margaret Nichol to Marian Medical Foundation for Hospice, 1400 E. Church St., Santa Maria, CA 93454-9979.



Maria M. Borrelli

Passed away October 25, 2010 in San Pedro. She was born August 5, 1920 in Ischia, Italy and was a 48 year resident of San Pedro. A Vigil Service will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010, 7:30pm at McNerney's Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, 10:30am at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Entombment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. You are welcome to leave the family a message or share memories at



Marie Redner

Marie Redner Marie passed away on October 25, 2010 at the age of 83. She was a long time Long Beach resident. Marie was a proud Wilson High School graduate, class of '43. She will forever be missed by her children, Robert (Donna), Brooks (Randy), Paul, John (Riki). "Grandma Red" was blessed with 4 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters. She is also survived by her brother, Leo (Hilary). Marie's children will cherish memories of their mother with her witty personality. She gave them unconditional and everlasting love and she will never be forgotten. A family graveside service is planned at Forest Lawn, Cypress. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the



Marie Woelflen

Marie Elliott Woelflen, Resident of Mountain View, Born May 23, 1920 passed away October 27, 2010. She is survived by her two daughters Lynne and Joanne and grand-daughter Leah. She also has a brother Kenneth Elliott and a nephew James Senner both residing in Arizona., Friends and family are invited to attend a Rosary on Sunday Oct. 31, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos. A Mass celebration will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Williams Catholic Church in Los Altos. Reception following the Mass. Donations may be made to Villa Sienna Auxillary, Mountain View. For further information please visit spanglermortuary .com.



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, , Mario served in the US Army. He was owner of Mario & John's Tavern since 1946. A member of, #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



Mark Blackney

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Mark Vincent Blackney, 81, passed away peacefully Oct. 8, 2010, in Salem, Ore. He was born June 26, 1929, in Frankfort, Kan., to Arthur andCharlsie Blackney. Following his brothers, he and his mother  



Mark Vincent Blackney

Mark Vincent Blackney, 81, passed away peacefully October 8, 2010 in Salem, OR. He was born June 26, 1929 in Frankfort, KS to Arthur and Charlsie Blackney. Following his brothers, he and his mother moved to Napa in 1944 where as a track star and a member of the Napa High marching band, Mark met sweetheart June Marie Smith. Married in 1948, the two soon became a happy, loving family of six. Moving on to Concord and a partnership in Diablo Floors, Santa Rosa and his company Blackney Floors, and Middletown retirement, Mark and June returned to Napa in 2002. That same year, their heaven on earth was short-lived when his bride of 54 years June suddenly passed away, followed in 2004 with the tragic loss of their son David Alan Blackney of Santa Rosa. Fate surprised Mark when he once again fell in love, marrying Elizabeth Asher in 2006, making their new home Salem, OR. Mark was an avid golfer and active member of SIRS and Covenant Presbyterian Church of Napa, as well as coach of various baseball teams, leader of Webelo and Cub Scouts, baritone of barber shop quartets, and a friend and "Papa" to all he met. With wife Elizabeth, Mark is survived by his children: Mark Blackney and wife Fran of Clovis, Judy DuPont and husband Don of Loomis, Tom Blackney and wife Susan of Elk Grove; brothers William Blackney and Charles Blackney and wife Lucy, of Napa; brother-in-law, Harold Smith of Vallejo. Grandchildren: Jeannine, Stephanie, Kevin, Scott, Corinne, Amy, Allison, Lauren, Brett, Sam and Emily; and great-grandchildren Justin, Jack, Jaylen, Tyler, Eleanor and Amelia. A private celebration with family and friends will be held October 30th.



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 Belessis

Mary Belessis Resident of Sunnyvale Born on July 4th 1925 in Stockton, California. Retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp. Sister of the late John Belessis. Daughter of the late Stella and Thomas Belessis, who operated movie theaters in Stockton and Sunnyvale. Mary was an avid gardener and leaving behind cousins in Greece. Trisagion Services be Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel at SPANGLER MORTUARY, 174 North Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., with interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, (420 N. Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara) immediately following.



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 Cornick

Born August 31, 1920 in Cumberland, England, passed away October 23, 2010, preceded in death by husband, Alex Cornick. Mary is survived by son, Glenn; daughter-in-law, Brigitte Martinez Cornick; grandchildren, Drew Cornick of Fullerton, Molly Martinez and Alex Cornick of San Pedro; nephew, Mark Johnson of Chesterfield, and companion Paul Strauss of San Pedro. A Memorial service is being planned for the near future. You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at



Mary Edith Haskin

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ALLISON, Mary Emma The U.S. Fund for UNICEF mourns the passing of Mary Emma Allison, co-founder of "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF," who died Wednesday at age 93. In 1947, after a busy Halloween night, Mrs. Allison told her husband, the Reverend Clyde Allison: "It's too bad we can't turn this into something good." This notion grew into the nation's longest-running youth service program, which has raised nearly $160 million and helped save millions of young lives. Our debt is enormous, and we remember Mrs. Allison with abiding gratitude and love. Undoubtedly, the children we serve would say the same, if given the opportunity. To post a condolence, please visit



Mary Hartshorn

MARY F. ROBINSON HARTSHORN Feb. 13, 1944 ~ Oct. 24, 2010 Memorial Service will be held on Fri., Oct. 29, 2pm at Akes Family Funeral Home, 9695 Magnolia Ave., Riverside.



Mary Lococo

Mary A. Lococo Resident of Cupertino At rest at home in Cupertino, CA, Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Beloved wife of 55 years to John D. Lococo of Cupertino. Loving mother of Benedetta M. Merrill (Jeff) of Rocklin, CA, Joan M. Lococo of Roseville, John D. Lococo Jr. of Roseville, and Cathleen A. Arias (Gerardo) of San Jose. Dearest sister of Angelina Bruno, Jennie Riso, Salvatore Riso, and Vincent Riso all of Monterey and Paul Riso of Los Banos. Devoted grandmother of Melissa Calloway (Rodney), Kimberly York (Alex), Daniel Merrill, David and Brian Lococo, Rosamaria, Victoria and Gerardo Jr. Arias. Native of Pittsburg, CA. Age 84 years. Raised in Monterey, CA. Friends are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 5:00 P.M. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollen-beck Ave., Sunnyvale. Funeral Mass Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph of Cupertino Church, 10110 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos. Donations to donor's favorite charity appreciated.




SULLIVAN, Mary W. Aug. 16, 1929 - Oct. 20, 2010 Born Mary Harriet Ward in Brookline, MA, she was a beloved family member, extraordinary teacher and cherished friend. She earned a BS in Education at Framingham State College, a Masters in Education at Harvard, a Masters in Special Education at Chapman College, and taught elementary school for more than 35 years in Massachusetts and California, including 20 years at Birdielee Bright Elementary. She was a longtime member of Corpus Christi Parish and the Pacific Palisades community, where she resided for almost 50 years. She is survived by her daughters Nancy and Cary Sullivan, her son-in-law Rocky Dawuni and her granddaughters Safiyah Dawuni and Riley O'Donnell. Her beloved daughter Debbie Sullivan passed away in 2004. "Mary W" was often described as one of the coolest ladies on the planet. A memorial mass will be held at Corpus Christi Church in Pacific Palisades on Saturday, October 30th at 11 a.m. In her honor, pledge time to read with a child at or make a donation to the LA Youth Network at



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.,



Maurice E. "Maury" Reed

Reed, Maurice E. "Maury" July 27, 1934 to Oct 6, 2010 Online Guestbook - Stories



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.



Michael Anthony Sotelo

Michael Anthony Sotelo entered Heaven's Glory Monday Oct. 25, 2010 on his 53rd birthday. He was born in Indio, Calif. to Miguel and Sally Sotelo. He is survived by his wife, Nora Palacio Sotelo, his high school sweetheart; his children, Teresa Sotelo, Virginia Moran (Robert), Michael Sotelo (Cynthia), Savino Sotelo; his grandchildren, Angelina, Robert Jr., Issac and Eileen Moran and Sienna Sotelo; his father, Miguel Sotelo; sisters, Margaret Valdez (Art), Mary Fraijo (Ray), Lori De Leon (Jose). He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine Sotelo and mother Sally Ysiano Sotelo. He was a pastor of Victory Outreach Ministries in Brawley, Calif. (1992-1997) and associate pastor of V.O. Indio (1997-present). His passion was Prayer, Evangelism and winning souls for Christ. Celebration of Life will be held at Destiny Church, 82-545 Showcase Parkway, Indio from 6pm-9pm, Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010 and Fri. 11am-1pm; graveside service immediately following. Celebration will be officiated by Sr. Pastor Sal Robledo of Victory Outreach Indio.



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Michael Francis SECOR

SECOR, Michael Francis October 28, 1951 - October 15, 2010 formerly of Scituate, MA, passed away at home Friday Oct 15th, Survived by his loving wife Missy, stepdaughter Robin (Billy) of ID , 3 grandchildren, great granddaughter, sister Gayle of AZ, friends at Div 10 MTA LA. Services are private.



Michael Kramer

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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 Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson Ave., Culver City CA 90230. Services will be preceded by a Rosary. 310-836-5500



Mireille Azar

Mireille Zakhour Azar, Mireille Zakhour Azar, 52, of Santa Maria, California, lost her battle to breast cancer on October 26, 2010. She passed away at home, surrounded by her family and close friends., Born October 30, 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon, Mireille came to Santa Barbara, California as a newlywed. With her husband and children, she moved to Santa Maria in 1988; she considered Santa Maria her home for the last 23 years., Mireille enjoyed the company of her family, often playing board games on family nights in. She loved reading, and enjoyed long walks with friends. Mireille was a wonderful cook, and could often be found preparing meals and planning parties, taking pleasure in knowing others were enjoying her work. Mireille was active in the community, taking part in church and scouting., Mireille is survived by Elie Azar, her husband of 29 years; her daughters, Pamela and Joelle; and her son, Joey, and his wife, Nicole. She is also survived by her mother Nelly Zakhour, and her siblings, Roger Zakhour, Rita Zakhour Azar, Mirna Zakhour Azar, and Joumana Zakhour, and their families, all of Beirut, Lebanon. She is also survived by the Azar families of Lebanon, and Virginia, as well as the Kaloustian family of Lebanon, the De La Tribouille and the Madit families of France, as well as the Zogorean and Horn families, of Santa Maria, and family and friends in the United States, France, and Lebanon., A service will be held on Friday October 29, 2010, at 5:30 pm, at Saint Louis de Montfort Church in Orcutt. In lieu of flower, the family is requesting donations be made in Mireille's honor to the Cancer Centers of Santa Barbara at



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



Morales, Angelina

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Angelina Morales 10/28/1918 - 10/25/2010 Resident of San Leandro Vigil Monday, 11/1/2010, 3-7pm with rosary at 5:30 at Guerrero Mortuary. Funeral mass 11/2/2010, 9:30am .....



Muriel Millard Hillson

Hillson, Muriel Millard July 9, 1919 - October 13, 2010 Born Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, to George Millard and Sadie Millard (nee Mayers). Resided in Whittier, California. Passed away peacefully October 13, 2010 in Whittier, California, and resided in Whittier since 1950. She was loving wife to Arthur L. Hillson (of Whittier), and beloved mother to D. Ellen Jordan (nee Hillson), Susan Hillson, niece, Billie Anne Berridge (nee Jennings), and granddaughter, Blanca Jordan. Proceeded in death by her brother, Bertram and sister, Claire. Muriel was devoted to her family, was secretary of the Whittier Friends of the Library for more than 30 years, active in the League of Women Voters, loved travel and the arts, and was an avid reader and bridge player. Memorial contributions may be made to the PIH Hospice 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier, California, 90602 or to the , P.O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or call 1-800-227-2345.



Myron David Winkler

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Nancy Ann MALVIN

MALVIN, Nancy Ann Beloved wife of John Hotta; cherished daughter of Ann Golenternek and Ronald Malvin; adored sister of Jennifer Malvin and David Malvin. Nancy died peacefully surrounded by family on October 26, 2010. Funeral services private. 



Nancy B. Smith

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Naoharu "Ned" Satake

Naoharu "Ned" Satake, Resident of Sunnyvale, Sept. 15, 1920-Oct. 22, 2010, Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in San Jose, Ned lived most of his 90 years in Santa Clara County. During, he served in the U. S. Military. He farmed for over 50 years. Preceded in death by his parents Shinajiro and Shimano Satake, and sister Chiyoko (Frank) Hirohata. Survived by his wife Mary of 60 years, daughters Victoria (Michael, deceased) Baxter and Carolyn Satake, sons Norman (Dana) Satake and Stanley (Gina) Satake, grandchildren June and Curtis Satake, Nathan and Michelle Baxter, brother James (Fumie) Satake, sister Rose (Haruo) Hayashi, and numerous nephews and nieces., Funeral service to be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010, 5:00 p.m. at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. Fifth St. San Jose, CA.



Neil Hollander

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Nelson, Niki Elizabeth

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Niki Elizabeth Nelson Sept. 25, 1939 - Oct. 19, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Niki passed away peacefully on October 19, 2010 at Fern .....



Nelson, Ruth Marion

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Ruth Marion Nelson Resident of Oakland Ruth Marion Nelson, age 97, died Oct. 25 at Piedmont Gardens. She was born April 12, 1913, in ..... 



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.




POURROY, PATSY ANN FEB. 14, 1934 - NOV. 1, 1996 You are always in our thoughts and prayers. 




MORRIS, PHILIP (HOT ROD) ANTHONY September 11, 1945 to October 24, 2010 Phil was born in Chicago, IL, moved to Mesa, AZ in 1955 and graduated from Mesa High in 1963, drafted into the USA in 1967 and served in Vietmam. Arrived in SD 1990 an fell in love. Hot Rod is survived by his son Cole and one true bro Robo. Loved Rum, Karaoke and Ladies. Farewell at Sunset Point, Mission Beach at 5 p.m. Call his cell for more info. FYB...




ELY PHILLIP HOWARD of Star, Idaho 9/3/1940-8/13/2010 Went back home to Star, Idaho Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511




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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. 



Paul Micallef

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Paul Reising

Paul Reising March 8, 1934-October 23, 2010 Paul Reising passed away at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. A long-time resident of Moraga, he retired from the steel industry, was an award-winning home winemaker, an enthusiastic golfer, and an avid trout fisherman. Paul leaves behind his wife, Jackie, of nearly 50 years; daughters Patti (Rusty) of Moraga, Jennifer (Paul) of Arlington, Va. and son John of Alameda and six grandchildren. Paul is also survived by his twin sister Fran Bartell of Bel Air, Md.; sister Ellen Morrison (Keith) of Los Altos, brother Tom (Nancy) of Oak Forest, Ill., sister Madge of Pensacola, Fla. and brother Greg (Sharon) of Gary, Ind. A memorial service for Paul will be held Thursday November 4, at 2:00 PM at the Lafayette -Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASCO Cancer Foundation, "In Memory of Paul Reising for Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research."



Pauline Virginia Rose

Pauline Virginia Rose 1922 - 2010 Pauline Virginia Rose, known as "Toots" to her friends and loved ones. She beat the odds! Born in Byars, OK, September 13, 1922, she passed away in Coalinga, October 27, 2010, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years R.J. Rose; her son, Jerry Rose and wife Millie; and her daughter, Judy Rose. She has six grandchildren, Darrick Rose and his wife Tonya of Billings, MT, Ryan Rose of Clovis, Darrin Grogan, Casey Grogan, Irish and her husband Clay Mahan, and Emily Grogan and Keith Lyles of Bakersfield. She also has five great grandchildren Tayler and Dalton Grogan, Cameron Grogan, Samantha Mahan and Jackson Lyles of Bakersfield, and a large extended family. Toots came down with polio as a young child and spent much of her youth in a hospital, miles away from home. Doctors told her she would never be able to have children or live a full life. Toots was never one to be told what not to do. She and R.J. met in the 3rd grade where he helped her walk to school every day. In May of 1944, ten years later, they married and moved to California. Toots took care of the house and kids while Rosey worked. After the kids were grown, she joined Rosey and they stayed busy building up their businesses, running up and down the freeway, and spoiling all their grand and great grandchildren. The Rose family would like to extend sincere thanks to neighbors, Chuck and Eloise Vaughn, Gayle White, Millie Rose, and Nurses Becky Schindler and James Semoes with Adventist Health Hospice for their support and comfort. Toots taught us all that a handicap is not an excuse for failure. She was the embodiment of courage, resolve, and generosity. Sleep in peace Toots, until you're raised up perfect in the new world to come. (Rev. 21:3-4) A graveside service will be held at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Reception following the service will be at the Eagle's Hall in Coalinga.



Payne, Douglas Rutledge

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Douglas Rutledge Payne July 17, 1920 - Oct. 3, 2010 Long-time Alameda Resident Douglas Payne died on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Brandel Manor .....



Pendley, Tayler BreAnne

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Tayler BreAnne Pendley, 17 TEMECULA -- On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, we lost our precious daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend, Tayler BreAnne Pendley. .....



Peter Barajas

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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 J. Lee Jr.

Philip J. Lee, Jr. May 10th, 1957 Oct. 29th, 2006 You and I had a helluva run, But that was wild ride part one. I'll see you for wild ride part two, back riding shotgun again with you. My Love To You Always, Jen/Chopper



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. ,



Preeto Preeto

Mrs. Preeto Preeto 70, of Yuba City, CA passed away October 27, 2010. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 10:00 am followed by Prayers and Cremation at Ullrey Memorial Chapel and Crematory, 817 Almond St., Yuba City, CA



R. Edward Burton

A host of his long time friends in Willits and Mendocino County will miss the unique personality of Ed Burton who passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2010 following a massive stroke. He was born in Santa Cruz, the fourth child of Robert and Lucy Burton, and grew up there, attending the University of California, Berkeley where he earned both bachelor's and master's of science degrees with a specialty in forestry. He served as a radio operator on Guam in the Army Air Corps in, , and in 1946 he met and married his beloved wife Hattie Ogden. In 1950 the couple moved to Willits where Ed took a job as a forester for Willits Redwood Products. During that time he also taught math and forestry at Willits High School for a year. The couple enjoyed a loving marriage that lasted 60 years until Hattie's death in 2006. Ed had a lifelong interest in turning waste materials into useful products, particularly ones that would address an environmental problem. He developed the Microphor wastewater treatment system that used redwood bark as the media to clean sewage. With the help of local businessmen and investors, including Bob Harrah, this became a successful product and company and was widely used on railroads and ships throughout the world. His 21 patents included ones for debarking logs, improving air quality, as well as many for wastewater treatment. Most recently he sponsored an inventor's workshop to help other inventors convert their ideas into products. Ed was a born teacher. He mentored many Willits High School young men and women who went on to pursue careers in the sciences. His weekly column in The Willits News called "There's a Better Way-Find It!" covered science and environmental issues as well as stories about local people and was a staple and widely read in the newspaper for 30 years. Ed was an active member of the Willits Community. He served on the School Board in the 1950's, was a member of the Willits, for over 50 years and a member of the Masonic Lodge for at least as many years. He also belonged to the Memorial Baptist Church. One of the best-loved community services was his many years as Associate Guardian of Jobs Daughters and the many friends in Willits that he and Hattie enjoyed over the years. Ed also was a dedicated father and husband and will be very much missed by his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Marjorie (Mike) Haselswerdt, Beverly (Jay) James and Bruce Burton (Linda Buletti); his grandchildren, Jacob, Ella, and Annie Haselswerdt, Daisy and Zachary James, and Rob Ernie Burton. They are particularly grateful for his unwavering support and the wonderful memories of Sunday family outings. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as treasured friends, especially his dear friend and dancing partner, Edith Ceccarelli Funeral services will be held at the Willits Harrah Senior Center, 1501 Baechtel Road, on Saturday, October 30, at 11:00 a.m.




May 22, 1914 - October 27, 2010 Richard E. McCool, born May 22, 1914, retired Merced High School teacher, husband of Amy Opal McCool, deceased, Father of Mary Jane Schmidt of Imperial Beach, CA, Grandfather of Anna Valette Bremmer and great grandfather of Elysia and Emily Bremmer of Burbank, CA. Mr. McCool was born in San Diego, California, moved to San Francisco when a young child where he attended John Muir Laboratory Elementary School and the Polytechnic High School. He received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a MA from Leland Stanford, Jr. University. He served in the U. S. Navy for three and one-half years during WWII, twenty-six months of which were in the South and Central Pacific. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Lt. Commander. He taught for thirty-one years, all at Merced high schools. At his request there will be no funeral and no memorial services.




MR. ROBERT "BOB" HERBSTREITH, 78, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away October 27, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 




HONEY, RON D. North Liberty, IA - Ron D. Honey, 65, Professor of Geography at the University of Iowa, formerly of San Diego died Saturday, October 23, 2010. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Iowa City, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation for the Center for Human Rights, 1 West Park Rd, Iowa City, IA 52246. Survivors include his wife Sandra (Martino); three daughters, Larisa Honey (Jon D'Uva) , Rochelle Honey (Michael Arceneut) and Ngaire Honey (Adam Eckert); siblings, Roger Honey, Ali (Jim) Jarvis and Betty Honey, all of San Diego; in-laws, Albert Martino and Evelyne (Bob) Sprague and sister-in-law, Suzette Martino (Richard Taylor), all of San Diego. Condolences may be sent to the family at 3712 Rice Ridge NE, North Liberty, IA 52317 or online




July 12, 1946 ~ October 25, 2010 Born July 12, 1946 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, passed from this world October 25, 2010 in Los Banos, California. He is preceded to heaven by his parents Claude and Margaret Ingram, and his sister, Jeannine Wall, all of Winston-Salem. Ron leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Diana Ingram, children Brett and Kris MacMillan, Leslie and Brett Barrow, and Lara and Bryan Olson. Ron was known to say that this was the family he had always wanted. He was a devoted Poppa to granddaughter Amanda MacMillan and her husband, Craig Gonzales, Samantha and Jake Barrow and Jessica McPherson. They were his shining stars. Ron was a proud union electrician for over forty years and co-owner of the family business, Analytical and Construction Services with his wife Diana and daughter Lara for the last 16 years. Ron was happiest when spending time at home or at his beloved Los Banos Sportsman's where he was in charge of the trap-shooting program for several years. He earned many awards for his shooting skills at competitions statewide. Ron was on the Los Banos Airport Advisors Board for many years and was an active member of the Los Banos community. He found great comfort in his faith and from his priest Father Bob of St. Joseph's and Sister Lillian of New Bethany. Ron fought a long battle with cancer and was proud to have outlived all predictions. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 on October 31st at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel, followed by a Rosary at 7:00. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 1st at 10:00 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Reception to follow at the Los Banos Sportsman's Association. Due to the great devotion of their many family pets, and the tremendous comfort that both Ron and Diana took in them during this last year, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Los Banos Volunteers for Animals.



Randy Mark Stalk

Stalk, Randy Mark January 13, 1956 - October 23, 2010 Randy passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, October 23 at the age of 54 after a long and heroic struggle with cancer. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and practiced law for 20 years. Before his illness, Randy was planning on changing his practice to be an advocate for abused children. His greatest joys were his family and friends. Randy is survived by Robyn, his loving wife of 32 years, his daughter Denise, and his mother Bernice. He is also survived by his 3 brothers and their families: Jeff and Addie; Irwin and Terry, Marc, and Sarah; and Arthur. Randy loved cooking, hiking, playing basketball, watching myriad sports, playing chess on-line with people all over the world, listening to eclectic music, and riding his bicycle. He will be remembered best for his love, warmth, smile, kindness, and sense of humor. While Randy will be sorely missed by everyone whose life he touched, he will live on in our hearts every day. Funeral services were held at Eden Memorial Park on Monday, October 25. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Randy's memory to CASA of Los Angeles (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Suite 3 Monterey Park, CA 91754



Raymond D. "Tim" Nichols Jr.

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Renata Masciovecchio

Renata Masciovecchio, 71, a 10-year Fairfield resident, died on Friday, Oct. 22, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville. Born Aug. 26, 1939, in Italy., A private graveside service will be held at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, Calif. Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700,,



Richard F. Polhemus Sr.

Richard F. Polhemus, Sr., 4/27/1943-10/26/2010, Richard F. Polhemus, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the age of 67., Born April 27, 1943, Rick was raised in New Jersey and later attended Iona College where he graduated with honors and played basketball. He married his wife Barbara on October 2, 1965 and the couple recently celebrated 45 years of loving marriage this year. Rick and Barbara moved to Northern California in 1974 and raised their three children in Saratoga, Calif., before retiring to Auburn, Calif., in 2002., Rick worked as a successful Sales and Marketing executive for over 30 years with a variety of Silicon Valley companies., A selfless man, Rick had a true passion and love for life, his family and his friends. As a husband, a father, a grandfather and a friend, he touched countless lives with his generous, loving and charismatic spirit. Never one to shy away from a game of basketball, a round of golf or biking with friends, Rick thrived on being active. Family was the most important aspect of Rick's life. His six granddaughters, who affectionately referred to him as "Pops" were his pride and joy and he treasured his time with each of them. He brought the same positive presence with which he raised his own children to these six little girls. Too many good memories to recount, his family and everyone who knew him will miss him beyond measure., Rick is survived by his wife Barbara; his sons Rick Jr. and Scott; his daughter Carrie; his brothers Skip and Tom; and his six granddaughters Kelsey, Sloane, Skyler, Harper, Cassie and Hayley. His spirit will be in their hearts forever., A memorial service and mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010 at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Auburn, CA., His family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to Cristo Rey Network of Schools at, or the NativityMiguel Network of Schools at, Please sign the guestbook at



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 Gorrebeeck

Robert Gorrebeeck Passed away peacefully on October 21 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of 56yrs to Ida Gorrebeeck; loving father of Brenda Brewer, Keith Gorrebeeck and Teresa Gorrebeeck; caring grandfather of Angela Rios and great grandfather of Shay Rios and Vaeda Crawford. Robert was a native San Franciscan who attended Balboa High School and later joined the US Navy and fought in the Korean War. He lived in Daly City for over 50 years and retired as a High Rise Window Washer Union Local #44. Family and friends may visit Monday from 3-9pm and are invited to attend the Rosary Service at 7pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY 500 Westlake Avenue Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30am at St. Andrew Church 1571 Southgate Ave., Daly City. Burial to follow at Italian Cemetery, Colma.



Robert Jeffrey "Jeff" Golenor

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Robert L. Codey

August 9, 1936 - October 23, 2010 



Robert M. Stuart Jr.

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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 Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, Woodland, Calif., He was born 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 him around the world many times over, accruing more than 5,500 flying hours. After serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, Chick was re-assigned to Travis AFB, where one of his proudest crew missions included flying the first two American P.O.W.s out of Vietnam to freedom., Upon retiring in Vacaville from 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; his children, daughter, Cheryl and Stewart; son, Steve and Cindy; and grandchildren, Carson, Chelsea, Kohl and Claire; sister, Stephanie (Walt) Byrns of Colton, Calif.; and a 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., Memorial services will be held Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home and buried with full military honors at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests 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.,



Robert Woods

Robert H. Woods Feb. 14, 1921 - Oct. 25, 2010 Born in San Francisco, Bob Woods had a good run well into his 80's when he fought a long, slow battle against Alzheimer's. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Grace ("she's a real nugget", he would repeatedly say), his two proud sons, James and Steven, and two lovely grandchildren, Heather and Jordan. He was a Master Clocksman and loved to travel the world in search of collecting and repairing "that truly unique timepiece". Bob was raised on a farm in Rio Vista following his grandfather, learning and listening. Shortly before WWII, he was hired by Otis Elevator Co., where he rose to President of the Union and then Company Supervisor. During the War, he joined the Navy as an electrician's mate on the escort destroyer ship, USS Altamaha in the South Pacific. While on leave in San Francisco, he met his wife Grace who was an officer in the Navy. He was loved by all and respected greatly by the men who worked with him. He will always be remembered as a man with a warm smile! There will be a memorial service for Bob on November 6 at 1:00pm at Crosby N. Gray & Co. Funeral Home, 2 Park Road, Burlingame, immediately followed by a celebration of his life at Trapeze Restaurant, 266 Lorton Avenue, Burlingame. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the, : P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011; (800) 272-3900.



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.



Roger Lyon

Family and friends are invited to a memorial tribute for Roger Lyon at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the Hearst Dairy Barn in San Simeon. 



Roger W. Beck

Roger W. Beck 75, of Yuba City passed away on October 26, 2010. Per his request no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA, 530-749-9277. 



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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Rose Mary Silva

ROSE MARY SILVA AUG 1925 - OCT 2010 Rose Mary Silva, 85, a long-time resident of Hilmar, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. She was born 1925 in Modesto to the late John and Lucinda Bettencourt. She married Frank James Silva in 1945 and they operated a dairy farm in Crows Landing until they relocated the dairy in Hilmar in 1968. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar. Rose enjoyed her garden, socializing and loved birds. She is survived by her children, Bernadette Buehner of Boise, ID, Richard Silva and Frank Silva Jr. both of Hilmar, Elizabeth Finseth of Modesto, Michael Silva and Timothy Silva both of Hilmar, and Kathleen Silva of Hilmar; 3 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Rose is also survived by her sisters, Inez Gomes of Tracy and Rita Borba of Turlock; brothers, Manuel Bettencourt of Turlock and Alfred Bettencourt of Modesto. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank, daughter Rosemary, 1 sister and 2 brothers. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5p.m. on Sunday, October 31st at Allen Mortuary. A Rosary/Mass will be held at 10:00am on Monday, November 1st at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial to follow at Hills Ferry Cemetery in Newman, CA. In Lieu of flowers memorials contributions can be sent to the Holy Rosary Building Fund, P.O. Box 429, Hilmar, CA 95324 Please share your memories and condolences, ALLEN MORTUARY



Russell August Johnson Jr.

Russell August Johnson Jr. 1920 - 2010 Russell August Johnson Jr. was born to Russell and Grace Johnson in Los Angeles, CA on September 27, 1920 and passed from our view on October 24, 2010. He was welcomed home by his wife, Doris, who preceded him in death in 2008, his parents, many friends and family members. Russell grew up in Taft, CA, and became a firefighter for the California Division of Forestry in 1940. He served in the, Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 and was stationed in England and France. In 1946, Russell went back to work for what was by then the Kern County Fire Department and rose through the ranks to the position of Fire Marshal in 1951 from which he retired in 1973. Through his work at the fire department he made many friends, most of whom had gone before and were waiting to welcome him back into the ranks. Russell will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and prankster ways and the love and devotion he showed to family and friends throughout his life. Two of his culinary talents, his greasy burgers and his dill pickles will definitely be remembered by all who were lucky enough to get them. He had a great sense of ethics and values by which he raised his children. He was welcoming to all and withheld judgment of others. He truly had a kind and generous heart. Russell married Doris McRee in 1947. They had, and are survived by, three children: Ron Johnson of Bakersfield, Katie Wallace of Salem, Oregon, and Jennie Johnson of Bakersfield. He also leaves behind five grandchildren: Beth Riehl, Eric Riehl, Karl Estill, Jill Jackson and Ean Johnson; his sister and brother-in-law, Adell and Worth Keene; several nieces, nephews and friends; and his caregivers-turned-family, Audie and Marie. Many thanks to Visiting Angels for providing years of good care to both Russell and Doris, and to Hoffmann Hospice for their care, their guidance and their compassion during Russell's last few weeks. Cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral services. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. My Dad, now here was a man.



Ruth Mary (White) Brasier

Ruth Mary (White) Brasier July 2, 1919 to October 23, 2010 A resident of Oroville and Butte County, California for 15 years and longtime wife of Emil Brasier has gone to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Oroville Hospital. She was 91. Beloved dearly by her family for her down-to-earth nature, gentle spirit, and loving devotion to her husband of nearly seven decades, Ruth was also a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart. Ruth was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas as Ruth Mary White. Her parents, who were also natives of Arkansas, were Thomas Kirby White and Fannie Diora Doughit White and together with Ruth raised two more sisters and four brothers. Ruth was a turn of the century baby, who grew up in the great depression on a simple country farm with her very close-knit and loving family. She often would recount stories of her life on the farm, and her time spent with her parents and siblings and the special times they had. She met her husband Emil, the love of her life, in Claremore, Oklahoma, where they were married and began their life together on January 11, 1941 and had four wonderful children. Ruth is survived by her husband, Emil Brasier; her two sons, Ronald Lee Brasier from Yuba City and Frank Eugene Brasier from Corning; her two daughters, Shirley Ann Medford from Live Oak, and Nancy Jo Droy from Oroville; her sister Faye Marie Thomas of Watsonville; and her brother Bert Hugh White of Corning; her seven grandchildren; and her 14 great grandchildren. The funeral will be officiated by her son, Pastor Ron Brasier on Tuesday, November 2nd, at 11:00 am at Oroville Funeral Home, 1454 Montgomery St., Oroville, California. A memorial gathering to celebrate Ruth's life will be held at Oroville, club at 1901 Elgin, Oroville, California from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. You may send condolences to Oroville Funeral Home. Send Condolences to



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SHIZUKO, MRS. SHIRLEY Chula Vista, CA June 22, 1928 - Oct. 26, 2010 Community Mortuary (619) 426-2006 



Salvador Navarro

Salvador Navarro went to be with the lord on Oct. 23,2010 at the age of 75., Born July 6, 1935 in Guadalajara Mexico, he was one of nine children born to Salvador and Maria Navarro. Mr. Navarro was a resident of Oxnard for 45 years. Salvador had passion for gardening and attended to his home garden daily. Salvador worked in farm labor for over 35 years., He is preceded in death by his loving father, Salvador Navarro, Sr. Mr. Navarro is survived by his wife, Angelina Navarro; three sons, Steve Navarro, Jimmy Navarro (Connie) and Salvador Navarro, Jr. (Martha); along with his daughter, Eva and son-in-law Alex Basco; five sisters, three brothers, and five grandchildren., Family and friends may visit 5- 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Reardon Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 29 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 2511 South C St., Oxnard. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery., Mr. Navarro has been entrusted to the care of the family owned and operated Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard; 487-1720.



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Shirley Sibley Pumphrey

Pumphrey, Shirley Sibley January 17, 1924 - October 25, 2010 Passed away peacefully in Laguna Hills on Monday, October 25th surrounded by her family. Shirley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1924 to John and Marion Sibley. She attended Los Angeles High School and then went to UCLA, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. While at UCLA she was an active member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and she has stayed in touch with many of her sorority sisters to this day, She was always an excellent swimmer and spent many an afternoon swimming off Balboa Island near her family's summer home. She married Marshall Pumphrey on October 18, 1947 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills. Marshall passed away on November 19, 2006. During their 59 years of marriage they were fortunate to live in many wonderful cities such as Walnut Creek, Spokane, Seattle, Sherman Oaks, Balboa Island, La Jolla, Carlsbad, Beverly Hills, and Aliso Viejo, where they made numerous lifetime friendships. Shirley's work history included Bullocks Wilshire, Farmers and Merchants Bank, and Ports of Call. She loved to dance and she and Marshall often went to the Casino at Avalon Bay, Catalina Island for a weekend get-away. Shirley always had a strong interest in the arts and excelled at oil painting and interior design. She was a proud member of The Daughters of the American Revolution. She was fortunate to travel all over the United States and visit Italy, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Canada. Her favorite destination was Venice, Italy, which she visited about a dozen times. She had a profound love of animals and she almost always had a dog as a companion. She was loved by everyone whom she met and she was especially devoted to her Family. She is survived by her two sons, Gregg and Marshall, two daughters-in-law, Kimberly and Roxanne, and her two granddaughters, Lauren and Meghan. She was the Best Wife, Mother, and Grandmother and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Private Family Services.



Socorro Espinoza Perez

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Solano, Guadalupe D.

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Guadalupe D. Solano, 72 TEMECULA -- Guadalupe Solano passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010. He was born June 2, 1938 in Mexico, son of ..... 



Spikes-Avery, Odell

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Odell Spikes-Avery Former resident of Newark Jul. 4, 1946 - Oct. 26, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ..... 



Steele, James Raymond

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

James R. Steele Former Resident of Fremont Born Feb. 9, 1928 in Modesto, CA. Passed away peacefully Oct. 17, 2010 in South Lake Tahoe, .....



Stephen Robert Lengyel

Born November 29, 1991 to Paul and Susan Lengyel, Steve passed away on October 22, 2010. A 2010 graduate of Palos Verdes High School, Steve was currently attending El Camino College. He will always be remembered for his love of his family as well as his infectious smile, his love of baseball, his guitar, his computers, the Yankees, Guitar Hero, skateboarding and "Megaman". In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his brother, James (Jodi); his sister, Shana; Grandpa Al and Grandma Jackie; Grandma Anne; nephew, Jake; nieces, Kylie and Kensie; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Visitation will be from 5p.m. to 8p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at McCormick Mortuary, 1998 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach. A service celebrating his life will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 1900 South Prospect Avenue, Torrance on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in his name to the Palos Verdes High School Baseball "Clubhouse" Program, P.O. Box 2331, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274. Please sign the guestbook at




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Theodore Michael Johnson

Entered life, December 26, 1936 in Montana. Died October 26, 2010 at age 73. Mr. Johnson is survived by children, Chelsea Johnson, Jennifer Lowery-Robertson (John), Theodore Johnson II (Susan), and Suellen Boss; sister, Margaret Kennedy; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside service Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, (310) 831-0311. Donations in lieu of flowers to Shriners Hospitals, Portland (



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



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.



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,



Toshiko "Mary Jane " Tsuji

Toshiko Tsuji was born on June 23, 1918 in Mt. View, California. Toshiko Morimoto and Koki Tsuji were married on the 10th day of November in 1938 in the city of Winters, CA, Yolo County. In 1942, Toshiko and Koki moved to the Merced Assembly Camp, and soon after to the interment camps in Amache, Colorado. In 1948, Toshiko and Koki moved to Lomita, California, where they settled and raised their four boys, Kaysee, Eugene, Chris and Kenneth. Toshiko was a homemaker and guided the boys through Little League, Boy Scouts and fishing. Mary Jane is survived by her four sons; five grandchildren, Maykay, Alexander, Karolyn, Ken, and Kimberly; and two great-grandchildren, Ryu and Paige. Mom enjoyed growing vegetables in her garden and her flowers; especially the roses. On her daily walks around the block, she could not resist picking a flower or two to bring back to the house. She enjoyed the visits with the grandkids and great-grandkids and always had a smile for them on their visits. Later in life, Mom enjoyed the yearly Morimoto family picnics and her time with the seniors at the South Bay Adult Center in north Redondo Beach. Memorial services for Toshikio Tsuji will be held at 1pm on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Green Hills Memorial Chapel, 27501 South Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, (310) 831-0311,



Toshiko (Mary Jane) Tsuji

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Trevor Brian McBride

The Heavenly Father has called our beautiful baby boy home, where his beloved grandmothers, Kay Kay and Paula, greeted him., Big Trev leaves behind his broken-hearted parents, Geoff and Carol McBride; his many aunts, uncles and cousins, his great- grandmother, Nola Porter; his special "Baby Love" Amber and a vast number of friends., Our Gentle Giant has left us with a void in our hearts and lives that will never be filled., A memorial service for Trevor will be held on Friday starting at 2 p.m. at Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, Paradise. Arrangements are being made with Newton-Bracewell Funeral Homes., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Paradise Hospice or the Vasculitis Foundation in care of the funeral home. View obituary and send condolences online at,



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.



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 Lea Ruggles

Virginia Lea Ruggles, aged 90, slipped away peacefully with her family by her side, ready to rejoin the love of her life, Don., Virginia was born Virginia Lea Fields on April 8, 1920 at Camp Lewis, Wash., the daughter of Lieutenant Jay Melvin Fields and Dorothy M. Graham Fields. When she was about two years old her father was killed in a tragic automobile accident. Shortly thereafter her mother married Benson G. Scott who took on the role of father, eventually adopting Virginia when she was a grown woman., Virginia grew up in Coronado, Calif., attending schools there and graduating from high school at 16 from Bishops Academy in San Diego. She was accepted at Stanford University for the fall class of 1936, and, while on a family vacation before heading off to college, she met Don Ruggles at Lake Edith in Jasper National Park, Canada. Don had also recently graduated, from Oxnard High School, and was on a final solo venture before he, too, began his studies at Stanford. Thus, in the scenic woods of Canada, began a lifelong relationship for Virginia and Don that lasted 63 years, until his passing in 1999., Virginia and Don were married upon graduation in 1940 and they spent another year in Palo Alto while Don obtained his Masters degree. Virginia graduated from Stanford Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delts) Sorority. Virginia and Don then moved to Watsonville, Calif., where Don began teaching at Watsonville High School and Virginia ran the household., World War II interrupted their new life together and they moved into the Ruggles home in Oxnard to take over the farming operation of the Ruggles Ranch while Dons brother was serving in the Army Air Corps in England. Virginia, now the new mother of Nancy, found herself immersed in rural life in the then small town of Oxnard, and she took to it like a duck to water. A year later their second child, Tom, was born., She had a long relationship with the Sisterhood of P.E.O. and was a charter member of Dilittantes, a Ventura County womens group dedicated to the arts. She loved her music, was an avid reader, and she knitted beautiful and intricate articles. Her love of the outdoors took the family on many camping trips, the favorites being to Yosemite Valley and Strawberry Lake. She was kind and gentle, but she had her stubborn streak too. After the kids and Don criticized an apple pie she had made they didn't see another one for five more years. Needless to say, criticism of her cooking was kept to a minimum after that., Education was very important to Virginia and to that end she did everything possible to ensure that her children and grandchildren were able to receive the best our system has to offer., Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and her husband, Don Ruggles., She is survived by her children: Nancy McClellan (Ron), Rocklin, Calif., and Tom (Dr. Gayle Isbell), Ventura. She leaves five grandchildren: Alex Garwood (Christine), Heather Snyder (Aaron), Barry MacHale, Abbie Ehrhorn (Dave), and Scott Ruggles (Michelle). She also leaves six great-grandchildren: Ryan, Adam, and Scott Garwood, Max and Caden Ehrhorn, and Josie Ruggles., Special thanks goes out to Virginias caregivers over the past two years, including Gloria, Carole, Sharon, Otilia, Sarah, Mary, Laurel, and Clemencia. They were wonderful and made her life so much easier., A celebration of Virginias life will be held at Camarillo United Methodist Church at 291 Anacapa Drive on Saturday, November 6 at 11 a.m. A reception at the church will immediately follow. The burial will be private., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Buena Vista Hospice, Westlake Village, or Meadowlark Service League, Camarillo.




WILLIAM (BILL) BOSTON NOVEMBER 5, 1923 Bill was born in Tyler, Missouri. He spent most of his youth in the Missouri - Tennessee area. He joined the, Air Corp in 1940. After a 5 year career he ended up in Chico, CA where he met his wife, Elisabeth (Betty) Bentley Johnstone. In 1945 they moved to Riverbank, CA where they lived till 1986 when Bill retired from a 40 year career in banking. Between deposits and family Bill spent most of his time golfing and volunteering. Bill was on the Riverbank City counsel for 12 years, 8 of those as Mayor. Under his leadership Riverbank built the Community Center and Pool. The city also bought the water company and received an award from the president of the United States for the cleanest city in it's size category. It was at this time that he came up with 'Riverbank City of Action'. Bill was president of Riverbank Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. He was Man of the Year in Riverbank and volunteer of the Year with American Cancer Society and Oakdale Hospital auxiliary. He was a member of Riverbank Methodist Church,, and Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He was also instrumental in starting Riverbank Cheese and Wine Expo over 30 years ago. Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years Elisabeth, sister Ethie Jane Rains of Florida and 3 daughters. Patricia (Tom) Shaefer, Andrea Gilbert and Becky Boston. He has 6 grandchildren, Teresa, Tony, Robyn, Brett, Kristyn and Matthew. Bill has 9 Great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father Gray Boston and mother Freda Harris. The services for Bill will be Monday, Nov 1,2010 at 11:00 AM. They will start at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, graveside. Immediately following the services we will remember him with a reception at H-B in Oakdale. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356



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.




MILLER, Wayne R. February 19, 1951 - October 27, 2010 Wayne R. Miller, of Arleta, California, formerly of Hollywood, California, passed away peacefuly at home on October 27, 2010, following a brief illness. He is survived by his beloved mother, Delores Miller and many extended family members. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 30, at 11:00 am, at the First Baptist Church of Beverly Hills, at 9025 Cynthia Avenue, West Hollywood, California.



Wayne R. Miller

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Weaver, Donald Roy

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Donald Roy Weaver Sept. 24, 1937-Oct. 15, 2010 Resident of Union City Beloved husband, father, and grandfather has gone home to be with our .....



William Buckley

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William Coibion

William Hampton Coibion Resident of Roseville Born March 20, 1920 in St. Louis, MO and he went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2010 in Roseville, CA at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his wife Jane M. Coibion of 63 years of marriage in 2005, and their daughter Elizabeth Hendsch in 1985. He is survived by two sons William Jr. (Lee) and Robert A. (Rosalind) both of Roseville, four grandsons Robert Jr. (Stephanie), Richard (Shannon), Nicholas, Thomas and six great grand-children. A native of St. Louis, MO, he served in the U. S. Army as a Master Sergeant during WWII. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1947 and became the director of planning for the City of St. Louis. After relocating to San Mateo in 1958, he worked in San Francisco for the Leo A. Daly firm, a domestic and international planning, architectural and engineering firm where he retired as the Vice President Director of Planning. In 1997 he relocated to Roseville. A celebration of life service will be held on November 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA. 95841. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shoulder to Shoulder, P. O. Box 38941, Sacramento, CA 95838. a ministry which helps urban fatherless young men in Sacramento.



William Holland (In Memoriam)

WILLIAM McKAY HOLLAND 12/27/51 ~ 10/29/05 Five years ago you left this realm of existence to travel the universe with Kelsey. We miss you every day, but know we\'ll all be together again. We love you, Lori and Jacob



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.



William Jones

WILLIAM RANSOM JONES January 7, 1919 ~ October 22, 2010. Known as Bill to friends and family alike, he called Riverside his home since 1937. He rode the rails leaving Arkansas to find his future and fortune in sunny California. Bill met and married the former Gladys Marie Stratton who died in 2000. They were married almost 60 years and raised two daughters, Lyn Marie Graham of Georgia and Eda Diane Jones of Riverside, CA. He is survived by two grandchildren, Kimberly S. Graham of Riverside, CA and Katherine Marie Kelly of Byron, GA; 5 great grandchildren, Lance C. Graham, Ashley M. Graham and William C. Cox, all of Riverside, CA., Lauren Bettye Kelly and Kyle Quinn Kelly of Byron, GA. and one surviving sister, Cleda Bates of Phoenix, AZ. Bill was self employed in the automotive industry for more than 40 years and he also received an honorable discharge from the



William Tearney

William (Bill) Tearney of Indio, Calif. was called home on October 22, 2010. The end of his remarkable life was peaceful and filled with those he loved at his side. Bill was born September 23, 1936 in Lackawanna, N.Y. He was the youngest brother of two boys born to Kathleen Tearney. Bill was married to the love of his live, Joyce (Coble) in Lancaster, Penn. in 1981, and they moved west in 1991. He is survived by his wife; four children, Debra, Diana, Michael, and William, Jr., along with their families; and four step-children, Fred, Brad, Chris, and Susan, and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother Francis O'Farrell. For thirty-seven years, Bill was a proud and active member of a 12-step program, where he volunteered his time, and love to countless others in need. However, Bill often said he received much more than he ever gave. Bill felt blessed to be part of such a loving and giving organization and he wished to express his love for all those that walked with him along this path. Our dear friend and father wished to convey that his death was due to pulmonary fibrosis. Bill was adamant in his desire to encourage others to aggressively educate themselves on any medical diagnosis. In other words, ask questions and keep asking questions until you have the big picture.



William Willoughby

William P. Willoughby Jan. 28, 1920 - Oct. 15, 2010 On October 15, 2010, William Preston Willoughby left our world for the wild blue yonder. From his beginning in a home in rural Ahoskie, North Carolina devoid of electricity to an iPhone and the Internet, Bill embraced his 90 year existence wholeheartedly and without reservation. He did not amble through his life; he strode purposefully toward his next adventure always looking forward, never back. Those adventures included taking his first plane ride at age 14 with a barnstormer in an open cockpit Waco-F, joining the Navy at age 17, training to become a pilot, flying everything from a P-51 to a B-25 as an Army-Air Corps officer in World War II, working as a commercial airline pilot for 30 years with Slick Airways and Airlift International, and achieving success in a second career as a real estate broker. He made stops along the way to fall in love with Lake Tahoe, have a family, travel to every corner of the Earth, ski the Haute Route, hike Mt. Tallac, make perfect waterskiing beach starts and stops, enjoy some cheese and become beautifully enamored of wine. He plowed ahead, yet not by force, but with determined grace and gentlemanly aplomb. The world did not shape him, instead he shaped his world, molding his existence firmly, yet subtly, taking quiet and deserved pride in his choices. There were many "Bill-isms"--catch-phrases specifically his, spoken in a soft Southern drawl uniquely his own. They were oft-employed and have been oft-repeated by those who knew him. Of them all, one stands out in particular. "If you're waitin' for me, you're wastin' your time." While we'd happily wait for you for eternity, we understand there is no point. You've flown off to your next adventure, wholeheartedly and without reservation. We'll see you when we catch up. Don't drink all the wine. Celebrations of Bill's life will be held at the Lone Eagle Grille, Incline Village, Nevada on October 30th at 3:00pm and at the Vi (Classic Residence by Hyatt), Palo Alto, California on November 6th at 11:00 am. Please R.S.V.P. to



Willie Francis Reed

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COSSI, YOSHIKO N. of Poway April 24, 1932 - Oct. 22, 2010 Memorial Serv. 10/30 at 11 a.m. Poway-Bernardo Chapel Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101 



Yolanda Rosemarie Williams

Yolanda Rosemarie Williams March 21, 1962 - October 22, 2010 Yolanda Rosemarie Williams, 48, resident of Bakersfield departed this earthly domain and entered into eternal peace on October 22, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. The visitation is scheduled on Friday October 29, 2010 from 3 - 8 p.m., with an hour of meditation from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Beloved Care, 115 18th Street. Yolanda's Home Going Celebration will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Trinity Temple COGIC 1028 "O" St. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. For additional information please call (661) 631-2825. Services Entrusted to: Beloved Care Funeral Services



Young, Doris Ann (Holmes)

Friday, October 29, 2010 2:00 AM 

Doris Ann (Holmes) Young Resident of San Lorenzo Doris Ann (Holmes) Young of San Lorenzo died Oct. 21 at St. Rose Hospital in Haywayd. .....



Zeverly L. LAPIN

LAPIN, Zeverly L. Hillside Mortuary 800-576-1994