SCHUMACHER, ALBERT KEITH Albert Keith Schumacher passed away on October 15, 2010. He was 102 years old, and lived a full and rewarding life. Born on April 9, 1908, in Kansas, he arrived in southern California in 1932 in a Model-T and settled permanently. He was a longtime resident of Del Mar, CA. Keith joins his beloved wife of 60 years, Marjory Schumacher, who passed away in 1993, and is reunited with son James and daughter Gene Ann, who preceded him and his wife. He leaves behind his brother Richard W. Schumacher, of Tucson, Arizona, and his two children, Richard K. Schumacher, of Auburn, CA, and Dianne Simms of Del Mar Heights, CA, five grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. A lifelong golfer, Keith was a member of the Lomas Santa Fe Golf Club, and played regularly up until his 101st birthday. He was a member and past president of the Del Mar Golf Club. After a successful career in real estate, he retired and traveled all over the world with his wife Marjory. In the last 18 years of his life, he was blessed to be cared for by his devoted daughter Dianne. Keith was a vibrant, outgoing, and friendly person, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank hospice volunteers, and especially his good friend Jerry Ott, who took time with him in his last months.
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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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After a long illness our Uncle Albert peacefully joined family, friends and Our Lord on Oct. 26, 2010. He was a fifth generation Venturan and a resident of St. Joseph's Retirement Home in Ojai., Albert and his sister, Alberta, were the first twins born at Big Sisters Hospital in Ventura on June 25, 1923. He graduated from Ventura High School. Inducted into the military in 1942, he proudly served in the United States Army during WWII as part of the European African Theater. Many times we heard stories of marching across Italy as a combat infantry soldier. Albert was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds received in Bordignano, Italy. He was honorably discharged in 1945. After returning to Ventura, Albert worked as a food production manager for 20 years at the Las Palmas Chili Company, a family owned business., Albert was a kind and big hearted man. For those of us who knew him, well, we will fondly recall laughing at his stories he enjoyed telling. Oh what a life he led... what experiences he had to share. Albert loved to fish, hunt and golf, all of which he did throughout the United States. He was well known for his nine month-long yearly vacations, visiting old friends along the way and always making new ones as well. He was a member of the Ventura Elks Lodge, VFW and a dedicated and proud member of AA., Albert was preceded in death by his father, Frank Feraud; mother, Rose Feraud; twin sister, Alberta Woodstock-Cliver; nephew, Jim Woodstock; and niece, Bonnie Reeder., He is survived by his niece, Pattie Reeder-Cooke (husband Bob); great-nieces, Audra Reeder Lahey (husband Kevin), Stephanie Reeder Beattie (husband Darrin), and Kimberly Reeder Gardner (husband Stuart); great-nephews, James Woodstock (wife Susie), Keith Reeder (wife Michele), Matthew Reeder (wife Jodi), Jacob Woodstock (wife Tracy), Joshua Woodstock and Jimmie F. Woodstock; extended family members, Don Reeder, Kathe Woodstock and Cyd Peevyhouse., The family would like to thank the Brothers, nurses and staff at St. John's for the dedicated and loving care they provided. They were a special part of his life and he considered them a second family., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to St. Joseph's Retirement Home, 2464 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023., Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 at the San Buenaventura Mission, 211 E. Main St., Ventura. Albert has been entrusted to the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home at 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.
Dec. 17, 1923- Oct. 24, 2010, Alfred G. Soto, 86, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at his home. He has been a resident of Ventura County for 81 years., He was born in Los Angeles. Alfred was married to his loving wife, Maria F. Soto, for 24 years. Alfred served in the Army during the Korean War from 1948-1950, and was a member of the Santa Paula VFW Post. He really loved and enjoyed living in the Santa Paula Community. He enjoyed watching Dodger baseball games and Sunday drives with the family., He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Elenor Soto; brother, Tony Soto; sister, Josie Moreno; brothers, Peter Soto, Alfonso Soto; sisters, Nellie Soto, Pauline Cobos; and brother, Rudy Soto., He is survived by his wife, Maria Soto of Santa Paula; son, Frank Valdivia; and granddaughter, Ruby Valdivia of Fontana; and sister, Ida Rosales of Los Angeles., Services for Alfred will be held Monday, Nov. 1 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary in Santa Paula. The viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will he held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at St. Sebastian's Church with burial following at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery., Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 525-3391.
GRUMET, Alfred Beloved father and grandfather, Alfred Grumet was born May 20, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio. He passed away peacefully on October 30, 2010, at his home of more than 40 years in West Covina. Al was a decorated World War II P.O.W. where he helped numerous men under his command stay alive while and after being captured at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a loved family man and through his guidance and support helped his son and grandsons graduate from college. Just before passing, Al became aware he had his first great-grandchild on the way. He was well respected by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed. At least now he will be with his wife of more than 60 years in God's kingdom. We love you Papa and miss you more than words can explain. Services Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. at Hillside Mortuary 800-576-1994
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, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
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
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
HOFFMAN, Ashley Lane Zanesville, Ohio - Ashley Lane Hoffman, 29, of Los Angeles, passed away October 26, 2010. To view the full obituary visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000.
King, Audrey J. February 8, 1927 - October 28, 2010 Audrey.J.King passed away on 10-28-2010. Mother of Kathy Hanks and two grandchildren, John and Christina Hanks. Service on 11-05-10 at 11:00 AM , Saddleback Chapel 220 E.Main St , Tustin, Ca 92780.
Bains, P. S. September 12, 1946 - October 29, 2010 Baash Bains, aged 64, passed away peacefully in Los Angeles, California on October 29, 2010 from his battle with pneumonia. He was born in New Delhi, India and emigrated to the United States to study electrical engineering at UC-Berkeley. He then continued his education earning his masters at California State University-Los Angeles. Baash worked 28 years as General Manager in the Microwave and Antenna Division for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo and earned many patent awards for his work. He retired in 2001 and took up golf. He was an avid player and watcher. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Maria; his daughter, Andrea; his brothers Surj Bains and Ben Bains; and his sisters Nikki Bains and Mo Liggett. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, California 91205. All are welcome.
Barbara Raible "Bobbie," 83, of Vallejo passed away Wednesday following a long battle with heart disease and diabetes. She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas., Bobbie worked as a waitress and in food service at Hogan High School for 30 years. She was a medical courier for Sonoma-Vallejo Pathology and a secretary/receptionist at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home., Bobbie was a "founding" and active member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and member of the Parish Women's Club and a volunteer teacher of religious education., She volunteered at the Mare Island Naval Hospital during WWII, caring for the war wounded in different capacities., She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Archie Otelle; and her husband of 53 years, William "Bill" Raible, in 2000., She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Ramona Preset, Geri Jereb and Margaret (Cabrini) Raible, all of Vallejo; sons, Brother Tim Raible, M.M. (Maryknoll Missionary), John (Kathy) Raible of Cottage Grove, Minn.; brother, Joseph M. Otelle, Jr. of Vallejo; grandchildren, Trina, Monica, Mary,, Jerica, JaimeMarie, Bobbi, Sean, Billy, and Tatiana; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Joshua, Jordan, Amanda, Axel, Nolen, Tristen, Marrissa, Donnall Jr, Jeena, Alexandra, Zachary, and Ashley Jo; great-great-grandchildren, Jaden and Maleeah; and her devoted caregiver, Roberta Vasquez., Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo. Mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 3450 Tennessee St., Vallejo. Burial to follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery, 550 Glen Cove Road, Vallejo., Contributions preferred to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll, NY 10545., Arrangements by Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo.
Barbara Shanafelt 58, of Marysville, CA, passed away October 30, 2010. Services will be private. Holycross Memorial Services are handling the arrangements.
Bernard Jay Palmquist 92 of Marysville passed away on October 21, 2010. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Palmquist is planned for 11am Wednesday at Hallwood Community Church of the Nazarene in Hallwood, 2825 Highway 20. Arrangements are under the direction of www.lakesidecolonial-, Marysville.
Died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Windsor, CA. Loving wife for over 62 years of Earl E. Elliott; loving mother of Darrel E. Elliott and his wife Nora of Mt. Shasta; beloved grandmother of David Elliott and his wife Brenda of Seattle, Brenda Reno and her husband James of Illinois, and the late Rev. Timothy Elliott; great grandmother of Jefferson, Jason, Jared, Justin and Jacob Reno and loving sister of Evelyn LaVine of Occidental. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Occidental, CA, age 96 years. A graduate of Tomales High School, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and family. Her family would like to thank the staff at Chancellor Place and Sutter VNA Hospice for their loving care the last six months of her life. Our thanks to Sharon Elliott for her special attention to our mother. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Private interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Tim Elliott Youth Ministry Scholarship Fund, Point Loma Nazarene University, University Advancement, 3900 Lomaland Dr., San Diego, Ca 92106 or your favorite charity DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730
A Graveside Service for Betty Roberta Evanikoff, 86, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, with retired Rev. Dr. 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, watercolor 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; 5 grandchildren, Jeff and Trina Borello, Matt and Kim Borello and Taylor Molina as well as 5 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, Calif., 94912-3950 or to donor's favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
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Betty Smith MacIsaac, age 84, of Ventura, passed away on Monday morning, Oct. 25, 2010., She was born on Nov. 11,1925 in a little house on Gertruda Street in Redondo Beach, Calif., to Nina Heck Smith and Fred A. Smith. Along with her brothers, Royce and Warren, the family settled in Ventura County where "Pop" Fred pursued employment as an oil worker. Betty attended Ventura High School, graduating with the class of 1943., In May 1945, Betty was hard at work behind the desk in an optometrist's office in the Zander Building on Main Street, Ventura, when she was spotted by a tall, handsome Army lieutenant, Jim MacIsaac, who made a sudden command decision to get his eyes checked. Thus started a three month courtship, culminating in an August wedding shortly after V-J Day. Betty and Jim remained happily married for 54 years until he passed in May 2000., Betty and Jim moved to Los Angeles, with the exception of a three-year period of time when Jim served in Germany during the Korean War (accompanied by Betty and daughter Kathleen). They lived in the greater Los Angeles area, later retiring to Carlsbad, Calif., in the 1970s. Enthusiastic about her stay in Germany, she immediately started incorporating many German holiday customs into the family festivities, much to the delight of her daughter who loved putting her school shoes outside the front door on Christmas Eve and discovering the next morning that Santa Claus had left treats in them. Betty also assured her daughter that Santa Claus absolutely did not live in the North Pole, but much closer, over on that nearby hill, in the Heidelburg Castle., A wonderful and loving wife, mother and homemaker, Betty also worked several years as an office manager, and still found time to put in many, many hours as a volunteer at California Hospital in L.A. She got great enjoyment from gardening (community award for best landscape), oil painting, working with stained glass, making doll houses (along with Jim), reading voraciously and taking care of their dogs., Betty is survived by daughter Kathleen, of Ventura; her brothers, Royce and Warren, and their families. Per Betty's request, there will be no service. She will be interred at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura., Much gratitude is offered to Dr. James Sands who took such wonderful and thoughtful care of mom in her last few years; to Assisted Home Hospice of Ventura; and to the wonderful staff at Cypress Place., If so desired, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice., Arrangements by Charles Carroll Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com.
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ALLMAN, C. EDGAR of Chula Vista 05/16/1925 - 10/24/2010 Private Services Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111
HORST, CARL H. Capt, JAGC USN Ret. Carl Henry Horst, born Feb. 12, 1940, son of the late Henry and Teresa Horst, died peacefully in his sleep Oct. 24, 2010, at San Diego, CA. He is survived by his four children, their spouses and five grand-children. A Mass will be offered at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 621 Sicard St., San Diego, CA on Sat., Nov. 6th, at 11am. Viewing will take place at Goodbody Mortuary, 5027 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA on Friday, Nov. 5th, 6pm to 8pm.
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91, passed away on October 24, 2010 at his home in Ontario, CA. He was born Feb. 26, 1919 in Bolivar, MO and lived in Ontario for 27 years. He worked as a Baker for 40 years and was a member of
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.
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, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
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, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
Catherine "Cathy" Yoshimi Nakatani, 51, life long resident of Vacaville, Calif. passed away after a brief illness on Oct. 26, at Winsor House Convalescent Hospital Nursing Home in Vacaville. She was born on March 2, 1959 in Fairfield, Calif., Cathy was a volunteer for many years at the Vacaville Storehouse. She loved animals and contributing to the SPCA whenever possible. She was an avid sports fan and a beloved San Francisco Giants and Forty Niner Fan., Cathy is survived by her parents, Yoshio and Terry Nakatani of Vacaville, Calif.; brothers, Shigeo Nakatani and partner Brian Gipson of San Diego, Calif., Jon and Marsha Nakatani of Beaverton, Ore., Mark Nakatani and Karen Gardner of Vacaville, Calif.; nieces, Tera and Rod Whaley of Vacaville, Calif., Amy Nakatani of Las Vegas, Nev.; nephews, Matthew Nakatani of San Francisco, Calif., and Scott and Sharon Nakatani of Merritt Island, Fla.; great-niece, River Whaley; great-nephews, Kyle Whaley and Brian Nakatani; and many beloved aunts and uncles., A visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Longtime family Friend Elder Bob Zagata will be officiating a private graveside burial. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to SPCA or Vacaville Storehouse, 1146 E. Monte Vista, Vacaville, Calif., 95688. Arrangements are under the the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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On Oct. 19, 2010 Charles L. VanNortwick, beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 76., He was born in Belleville, Kan., July 24, 1934 to Leonard and Lucille VanNortwick. He grew up in Republic, Kan., where he graduated from Belleville High School in 1952. He moved to Camarillo where he began working for Adohr Farms., After moving to California he married Anna Janousek in 1953. Charles was also self-employed in 1954 where he did landscaping and provided weed abatement services. His love for trains and hard work gave him the drive and determination to work with Union Pacific Railroads along the central coast., He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Leonard., He is survived by his brother, George VanNortwick, and sister, Janice Hettinghouse, and his wife, Anna VanNortwick. His four children include son, Randy VanNortwick; daughter, Delores VanNortwick; son, Curtis and wife Judy VanNortwick; and daughter, Mary and husband Victor Ferreira. His grandchildren include, Chad and Derek VanNortwick, and Jason and Stephen Ferreira. His great-grandchildren include, Isaiah and Gerrick VanNortwick., Condolences can be sent to 1491 Frances Ave., Tulare, CA 93274., In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 13260, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 or the charity of your choice., Please join us for a Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2010 at the International Agri Center (Social Hall), 4450 S. Laspina, Tulare, Calif.,
Charles Phillip Lebo, MD 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.
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 www.doctorswithoutborders.org would be appreciated.
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 World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Air Force. 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 BPOE, 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.
Chris Burns Oct. 7, 1954 - Oct. 24, 2010 About five decades ago, Christopher Andrew Burns, on a sunny autumn day in Michigan to parents who fostered his understanding of life's truly valuable things, started his journey. Chris caught wanderlust early in his life, hitched to Chicago, saw America, lived in Nepal and Sweden, finally landing in this city of St. Francis in 1978, but often traveled again, including claiming his birthright, an Irish citizenship. As a self-taught guitar wizard, Chris lent his amazing finesse to many bands including The Weeds, Domino Theory, The Casual Italians, and The Tenants, which he named after one of the many obscure movies to which he would drag his friends. He lived a life less ordinary, scorned pointless ambition, had an acerbic wit, generous spirit and integrity that made him a joy to all who knew him, with blue eyes and a sweet smile that left a trail of broken hearts round the world. But it couldn't be helped. They weren't Nina, his soulmate and partner in crime, the one who captured his heart. He was a kid who never grew old, honest, nave, and wise, and was taken too soon too soon from his family and close friends who love him beyond measure, and will not be consoled, until they gaze at a Waterloo sunset with him on a Friday night in Paradise. In remembrance of Chris, and any guitarist you love, go to a local club and see a real band who play their own songs on their own instruments. * Born in Muskegon, Michigan to LaVerne & Elizabeth Burns (both deceased). * Brother to Pat, Eileen, Mike and Dave (deceased). He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Beth, nephews & nieces Kane, Colleen, Kyle & Kevin. * Beloved Partner to Yannina (Nina) Yang. Loved dearly like a Son-in-Law, Brother-in-Law, and Uncle by Hong-Yi, Mei-Chih, Yolanda, Maile, Will, and especially Phoebe & Chloe. * Treasured Friend to so many, but most especially... Graham, Anne, Colin, Tim, Nancy, Pat, Jeff , John, and Wendy.
MCDONALD, DANNY L. of Plymouth, MA 2/4/1948 - 10/22/2010 Viewing at 1pm, Service at 2pm Preferred Cremation and Burial 6529 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92115 (619) 584-7000
SPRAGUE, DESSIE M. Dec. 7, 1917 - Oct. 29, 2010 11/3 Viewing 2-6pm and Service 6pm, at Featheringill In lieu of flowers: Friends of the Library Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511
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.
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.
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David G. Strawhecker, 10/30/1939 - 10/16/2010, Dave passed away just before his 71st birthday. Born in Sacramento, Calif. Son to Marvin H. and Ida G. Strawhecker and younger brother to Carol. As a boy he was an avid outdoors man, active in Boy Scouts, fishing, hunting and hiking. Dave attended McClatchy High School in Sacramento, Calif. and then enlisted in the US Army Reserves. Dave was an electrician and then an electrical contractor until his retirement., Dave and Joyce were married for 50 years and parents to Robert and Scott. He and Joyce were both supporters of scouting and baseball. In 1975 they moved their family to Newcastle, Calif. Dave and Joyce loved owning and caring for Thorough Bred Race Horses. Dave continued to hunt, fish, dive and explore the Sierras. He had a deep love for mining and mining camps and their history. Dave and Jim R. hiked from Soda Springs to Colfax via The Royal Gorge twice. Dave and Joyce traveled the world together. He was a proud member of Auburn Elks., Dave is survived by his wife Joyce, mother in law Gladys Farmer, his sister Carol Ansolobehere, his son Robert and wife Kathleen, his children Stephanie, Michael, Tobias, Amador, Christian Christal, his son Scott and wife and Tammy, sons Mark USAF airman A1C, Brian US Army PFC and Bradlee., There will be a gathering for family and friends at the Auburn Elks on Sunday November 7, 2010, at 2 p.m. for family and friends to talk and laugh. If you should feel the need to give please give to the charity of your choice.
At her request, there will be no formal services for Debra Sue Thornburg, 56, of Vacaville. Debra went to be with the Lord on Oct. 24. Her family was by her side. Debra was born in Oakland, Calif., to Donald and Muriel Thornburg on Oct. 23, 1954. She had worked for Rite Aid in Concord for over 35 years., Debra is survived by her sisters, Linda (Andy) Anderson and Karen (Cliff) Beck; brothers, Robert (Jackie), Doug and Jeff; nephew, Mike; niece, Kelly; great niece, Taylor. She is also survived by a host of extended family and friends. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
Professor Dolora Gallagher Cunningham renowned Shakespeare scholar, passed away on October 28, 2010 after a brief illness. She was a resident of Mercy Retirement Home in Oakland for several years, and a resident of San Francisco for over 42 years. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday on September 4. She was alert and interested in all issues, events, politics, the 49'ers and many friends up to weeks before her death. Dolora had a large group of friends of all ages and walks of life and enjoyed them and entranced them with her wit, insight, concern and unique ability for empathy. She made the person with whom she was speaking feel that they were being listened and heard, as she engaged that person with total attention. Prof. Cunningham was born September 4, 1920 into an early California pioneering family of farmers in the Sacramento valley. Her parents were Anthony James and Marie Eymard Gallagher, and her brother was the Rev. Monsignor Eymard Gallagher, all of whom predeceased her. She is survived by Geraldine Gallagher of Virginia and the Robert Gallagher family of Wheatland. Dolora is remembered by her many students, colleagues and friends. She was married from 1945 to 1949 to the late James Cunningham, renowned poet. Prof. Gallagher graduated from Stanford University undergrad, and received her masters degree and her Ph. D from Stanford in 1953. She taught at Reed College in Oregon and State University in New York and at San Francisco State for over 20 years, in English literature and became Professor of English Emerita in 1992. She was much loved by her students, many of whom became her lifelong friends. She established the Dr. Dolora G. Cunningham Graduate Scholarship Endowment in English literature at San Francisco State. She was very proud to have been Director of the of the Shakespeare Institute of Oregon Shakespeare Festival inn Ashland, Oregon from 1963 to 1972. She was a founding member of the Shakespeare Association of America, member of the International Shakespeare Association, to which she was an invited speaker at Stratford upon Avon, and wrote and spoke on Shakespeare and early modern English literature. Her friends thank Mercy Retirement and the caring and kind staff for making Dolora's last years lively and comfortable. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to Mercy Retirement Home, 3431 Foothill, Oakland, Calif. is appreciated. A Rosary will be recited at 7pm on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Lipp and Sullivan Mortuary, 629 D Street, Marysville, California. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11am at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Marcum Road in Nicolaus, California. Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Directors, Marysville, California, (530) 742- 2473. Send Condolences to
Don closed his eyes forever while sitting in a chair on the deck at home, enjoying the sunshine and a scotch, waiting to be called for dinner. A resident of Sebastopol for 45 years, Don was born and raised in Monterey, CA. Before graduation from High School, he enlisted in the U.S Coast Guard in February 1942 and was discharged after, ended. He then obtained his Seaman's Papers and sailed on American President Lines' ships (mostly on the Round-The-World run) and went from a Jr. 3rd Mate status, ending his eight year seagoing career with a Master's License. He returned to college and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. He married in 1956 and went to work at U.S. Steel (Engineering Dept.) in Pittsburg, CA for five years. He changed his place of employment and went to work for General Electrical (Medical Systems Div.) and retired after 25 years. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, making "gadgets" and telling (to those interested) "Sea Stories". He was a 60 year member of Monterey Lodge #217 F & AM. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Anna Marie Grone (nee Sylvester); daughter, Kimberly Ann Grone-Schwartz and her husband William ("Bill") Schwartz; son, William (Billy) Grone; grandson, William (Willie) Schwartz; granddaughter, Melody Marie Lee Schwartz, all of whom will miss him greatly. At Don's request, no services were held and only immediate family members were present at his inurnment, which is in the Veteran's Section at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary. Donation's may be made in Don's name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of: PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, Sebastopol. Cheda & Lyons - Directors (707) 823-5042.
Dr. Dennis Greenlee, 09/19/1931 - 10/27/2010, Dennis was born in Denver, Colorado to Milo and Evelyn Greenlee on September 19, 1931. He passed away in Auburn, California on October 27, 2010 at the age of 79. Dennis and his family came to Auburn in 1957, where he practiced Chiropractic until 1978. He moved to Clearlake and began practicing Acupunture and continued to practice in both Auburn and Kelseyville until his retirement in 2006. Dennis served in the, , was a member of both Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Kelseyville Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Christian Chiropractors and traveled four times to Ecuador on mission trips., Dennis is survived by his wife Carolyn Wing Greenlee, ex-wife Lois Thompson, sons Dr. James (Linda), Mark (Debbi), David (Christina) Greenlee, daughter Kimberly (Dr. Bruce) Ulrich, stepsons John (Gem), Thomas Ramireiz (Myong), 15 grandchildren and spouses and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his lifelong friend Dr. James Brown., Viewing will be held on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1279 High Street, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christian Chiropractors or Hospice., Please sign the guestbook at
NORTHRUP, EDGAR ALLEN III May 28, 1957 to October 25, 2010 Edgar A. Northrup, long-time member of the real estate and mortgage broker community of San Diego, was discovered dead in his apartment on October 25th, at the age of 53. The exact cause of death is unknown but believed to be accidental. Actively involved with San Diego Association of RealtorsÂ® Ambassadors Foundation, Ed taught its Mortgage Broker Certification to realtors. He also helped organize the past three annual golf tournaments that raised $50,000 for the organization to fulfill its mission of providing San Diego Police Department officers who are first-time homebuyers with the opportunity achieve the American dream of homeownership. Ed is survived by his 21-year-old daughter, Natalie, and his father, Edgar Allen Northrup, Jr., both from San Diego; and by his sister, Carol, who resides in Oakland, California. A memorial service will be held at the Sorrento Valley El Camino Memorial Park at noon on Wednesday, November 3rd, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, in Mira Mesa. Flowers are welcome but the family encourages that donations be made in Ed's name to the Ambassadors Foundation.
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, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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Sharon has gone home to her beloved John on October 24, 2010. She was born on November 2, 1945 to Helen and Kenneth Wymer in Vancouver, WA. She was the fourth of ten children. Sharon is survived by her five remaining siblings; seven children; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Everyone who knew Sharon knows how much her family meant to her. As her life has made its full circle, her family invites you to celebrate her life on November 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran, 905 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
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Emil "Mil" Mangini Aug. 25, 1921 - Oct. 30, 2010 Emil passed away Saturday October 30th, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Hilda Mangini of 57 years. Devoted father of Patricia (Steve) Jones, Kathleen Mangini and the late Ellen Crosson. Loving grandfather of Emil, Thomas (Sandy) Crosson, Christine (Dave) Crosson, Kimberly (Carlo) Crosson, Susan (Thomas) Clayton, Brian (Jamie) and Andrew "AJ" Jones. Great grandfather of nine, and great, great grandfather of two. Son of the late Luigi and Rosa Mangini. Brother of Nina Lucier and Rose Mangini. . Emil was a graduate of Galileo High School, served his country in the Navy during WWII from September 1942 to January 1946, on the USS Hancock as a Machinist Mate 1st Class. He followed his father's career path as a partner in Scavengers Protective Association, which he enjoyed for 35 years. His Grandsons followed him as fourth generation Garbage Collectors. Emil was a member of the VFW, Cow Hollow Boys, Elks Club, Scavengers Protective Union, and Swinging Collectors Golf Club. Mil was a real man-who treated people with respect and love and he got that back in spades. Friends may visit Tuesday November 2nd, 4pm to 8pm with a Vigil Service at 7pm, Duggan Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave. Daly City Ca. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wed November 3rd 1030am, at St. Anne Church of the Sunset, 850 Judah St. S.F. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers a contribution to, in Memory of Mil in Honor of his daughter Ellen.
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 (www.FriendsOfJacksonvilleAnimals.com) or Sacred Heart Church (43-775 Deep Canyon Rd, Palm Desert, CA, 92260). Arrangements are being handled by Fitzhenry-Weiffels, Palm Desert.
A memorial service was held for Eugene Paul Legg, 73, of Chico on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Lassen and Burnap., Eugene passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at home with his family by his side., Gene was born January 12, 1937 in Richmond, Calif. He was formerly of Avenal., He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Legg of Chico; a son, Dan and wife Jackie Legg of Paradise; a daughter, Rene and husband Jim Luther of Orland; his grandchildren, Julian, Carissa and Jesse Legg.
Goodwin, Eugene S. October 24, 1915 - October 30, 2010 Eugene S. ("Bud") Goodwin died at his West Los Angeles home at the age of 95 after a long illness. He leaves behind his loving wife Madeline, children Betty (and son-in-law Keith Klevan), George (and daughter-in-law Betsey), Theo (and daughter-in-law Susan); grandchildren Michael, Molly, Sarah and Sam Goodwin and Aaron Klevan. A graduate of UCLA, he received his law degree from USC and was a founding partner in the Beverly Hills law firm Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin. He is a former board member of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the American Jewish Committee, where donations can be made. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2 at Hillside Memorial Park.
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
SILVEIRA, FERNANDA San Diego 10/23/1943-10/29/2010 Visitation 11/4 4-7 Beardsley-Mitchell Rosary & Mass 11/5 St. Agnes Church Beardsley-Mitchell (619) 223-8100
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Filomena Cintas Fernandez, 98, of Vacaville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, Oct. 24. Filomena was born on March 11, 1912, in El Pilar, Almeria, Spain. She was the fourth of seven children., 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 two sons, Francisco and Rafael; daughter-in-law, Pilar; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is further 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, 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 Monday, Nov. 1, at St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m., In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society ., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Fleda passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Long Beach, CA, on January 26, 1924, the daughter of Ray and Vera Krone. Her childhood years were spent in Arcata, San Bruno, and Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from Palo Alto High School, and became one of the pioneers of the Palo Alto Children's Theater. She received her BA from Stanford University in Theater Arts and Costume Design. In 1950 she married William Evans, and on April 8, 2010, they celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A year ago Fleda and Bill moved to Loomis, CA, from Los Altos Hills, to be near their family., Fleda shared her love of the theater through teaching drama education at San Jose State University and directing plays for amateur theater groups in her home town of Los Altos, CA. She was an active member of PEO, a service organization which supports academic scholarships for women, and was for many years an active member of a religious theater group called LAMP (Los Altos Methodist Players), directing numerous productions there., Fleda is survived by her husband Bill, her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Evan and Jeff Belfiglio of Bellevue, WA; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Amanda Evans of Loomis, CA; grandchildren Evan and Alexander Belfiglio, Silas Brewton, and Carson Evans; her sister Betty Krone Asher of Loomis, and many nieces and nephews., A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 PM. Internment will be on an Evans plot in Louisville, KY. Remembrances may be sent to PEO (, ) 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.
Appelman, Frances Helen April 1, 1916 - October 24, 2010 Frances Appelman died peacefully on October 24, 2010 in Cupertino, California. Social worker, loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her sons, Daniel (Debbie) and Jed and grandsons Soren (Kenae), Jesse (Beth), Simon and Zachary, and was pre-deceased by her husband, Matt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hand in Hand, PO Box 80102, Portland, OR 97280.
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. Bryanbraker.com.,
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.,
JENKINS, GARY F. Gary F. Jenkins died peacefully at home after a short illness on October 28, 2010. He was born on February 4, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. He proudly served in the Marine Corps before graduating with a BS from Ferris State University prior to a career with, . He transferred to Newport Beach in 1967 with his wife and children and fulfilled his dream of raising his family in California before settling in Encinitas. He is survived by his loving wife Diane, daughters Lynn Mock (Dennis) and Lee Ann Wittig (Veryl), and sons Gary Jenkins (Kristen) and Rob Jenkins (Teresa), sister Marlene Aladray (Eddie), and ten wonderful grandchildren. Gary was affiliated with the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick's, the, , and the NRA. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and co-workers. A viewing will be held at El Camino Memorial Park on Tuesday, November 2nd, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Chapel and Graveside Service will be held the following day, Wednesday, November 3rd, at 2:00 pm at El Camino Memorial Park.
BEESON, GERALD N. Chula Vista Jun 6, 1920-Oct 28,2010 Tues Nov 2, 2010 at 2pm Last Supper Chapel Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619)264-3131
REYNOLDS, GERALDINE Imperial Beach, CA Oct. 6, 1928 - Oct. 29, 2010 Community Mortuary (619) 426-2006
GONZALES, Regina Ann (Granada) 6/27/1937 - 10/26/2010. We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grand mother, Sister, Aunt, Niece, Nina, and Friend. She was born in Carpinteria, California; and had a short residence in Whidbey Island, Washington; but was considered a lifelong resident of Carpinteria. She matriculated through the Carpinteria Unified School District. Her athletic talents were put on display when she played catcher in the Santa Barbara Womens Fastpitch League and she loved to bowl.
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George Paul Wight passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010., George was born on Jan. 20, 1927 in South San Gabriel, Calif. He graduated from Pasadena High School and Cal State University, Northridge. George served in the U.S. Navy and was an engineer with an inquisitive mind. He was a 52-year resident of Simi Valley and moved there while working at Rocketdyne. George was a local businessman for over 30 years and was one of the first to bring solar power to Simi Valley. For the past 28 years he operated the Environmental Store specializing in pure drinking water and equipment., George was passionate about Jesus Christ and was an avid supporter of missions, here and abroad. He was married for over 55 years to his wonderful wife, Luella. He considered himself blessed to have a loving family and was close to his four children: Darrel (Cheryl) Wight, Karen (Cobe) Crosby, Paulette Wight and Roger Wight. George was especially proud of his four grandchildren: Stephanie (Billy) Maus, Stacie Wight (Jordan Simpson), Spencer Wight and Coby Crosby. George is survived by his oldest sister, Leole BonDurant, and brothers, Kenneth Wight and Henry Wight, and preceded in death by sisters, Tanis Santry and Cora Lee Gentle. A, Memorial Service celebrating his life is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Stone Bridge Community Church (formerly Simi Prez), 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93063. There will be a reception immediately following the service., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Missions c/o IFAP, P.O. Box 35000, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500. Payable to C & MA, designate in memo Sheree Lynch-IFAP (Sheree is a Missionary Physician serving in Honduras)., Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley.
George W. Haugh, Jr., a long time resident of Vacaville, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13. He is now in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ., George was born in Taft, Calif., on May 1, 1922. He was a World War II veteran, a sergeant in the Army Air Force and flight engineer on Mitchell B-52's. He was based at La Junta, Colo., and Dover, Del. He was honorably discharged in 1946., Before entering the service, George worked on submarines at Mare Island. After he was discharged he returned to Mare Island for a short time; then transferred to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. He was trained to be a jet mechanic and worked at Travis for more than 30 years., George married Dorothy Harter in 1947 in Oakland. She preceded him in death in 1999., Surviving George are a niece, two nephews, nine great nephews, his brother, James and his sister-in-law, Eleanor., He had many good friends who will miss him and his great sense of humor., A memorial service with military honors will be held at Nadeau Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
Gladys passed away peacefully in her home with her daughter at her side on October 25, 2010. She was born in Date, South Dakota on December 1, 1912 to Absolum Day (Dode) and Clara Willey. Her husband, James W. Jackson passed away in 1977. She and James were married on August 4, 1943 and had two children, Max Russell Jackson, who passed away in 2000, and daughter Bonnie. She leaves her daughter Bonnie (Dennis) Hachmyer of Sebastopol; daughter-in-law Yvette Jackson of Novato; grandchildren Melanie, Kristen and Nolan Hachmyer of Sebastopol, Jim (Christine) Jackson of Navarre, Florida, Cristiann (Dave) Milano of Novato; and four great-grandsons. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Gladys was preceded by brothers Noble, Orman, Alden and Robert Curtis and her sister Bonnie Steeves. Gladys moved from South Dakota to San Francisco with her two young children in 1946. The family lived in various areas of California following her husband's work in the U.S. Customs Service. For the last 25 years Gladys has lived in Sebastopol on the same property as her daughter Bonnie in a family unit built especially for her by her son-in-law Dennis. Gladys loved to travel, visit friends, and spend time with family. One of her recent quotes to dear family friend Melanie Mathew was, "Things don't mean anything, it's relationships that are important." Gladys was a member of the Moose Lodge in Sonoma for several years. No service will be held at Gladys' request. She will be interred in Sturgis, South Dakota with her late husband. Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Family assisted by: PARENT-SORENSEN Mortuary - Sebastopol, 829-5433.
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LEE, HELEN J. of La Mesa 11/19/1920 to 10/26/2010 Priv. Mem. Service on Nov. 6th. Donate to Amer. . Featheringill Mortuary (619)583-9511
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: , Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, Hollywood Hills (800) 204-3131
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1918-2010, Harry Enderson passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in the city of Ventura., Born in Rochester, Minn., Harry attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in engineering. Harry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941, and completed Naval Air Training in Pensacola, Fla. Harry received his wings and flew as a Naval Air Corp B-24 Navigator and 1st Pilot during WWII. Harry flew photo reconnaissance missions over the Pacific Arena, returning with valuable photographic intelligence. The BP4Y Liberators, as the Navy called these B-24's, were modified and outfitted hi-resolution cameras and machine guns for defense against fighter planes., Some of Harry's most interesting stories were about how he learned to "navigate by the stars" at sea. Lieutenant Commander Enderson flew 71 missions and two tours of duty before being released with honors. Lieutenant Enderson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for heroism and extraordinary achievements in wartime aerial flights. When asked if he ever panicked on a mission, Harry's response was, "We were too busy to be frightened.", More recently, living in the Venturan Convalescent nursing home, Harry was known as Tippin' Harry because he would try to tip the nurses who served his meals., Harry was married for 52 years, raising two children. He is survived by his son, Doug; daughter-in-law, Christy; and sister, Mary. Harry was always humble, always gracious, and will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have known him., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
ALTMAN, Harvey Beloved husband of Leah; devoted father of Steve (Cindy) Altman, Sheri (Steve) Altieri, Mark Altman and Steve Ludwig; cherished grandfather of Kelly, Jamie, Alex, Kevin and Sarah. Harvey will be missed by his family and many loving friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCLA Heart Transplant Program. For information, please contact UCLA Medical Sciences Development, (310) 267-1835. Service for Harvey will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., November 2, 2010, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, (800) 600-0076.
Helen Schiavone McConnell 85, passed away on October 4, 2010. Helen was born on August 22, 1925 in San Francisco. She attended Lowell and Lincoln high schools, graduating from Lincoln in 1943. She is survived by her children, Denise O'Brien and Geoff McConnell, and by her granddaughter, Molly McConnell. For 46 years Helen was married to Jim McConnell, who died in 2003. Jim and Helen raised a family in the Bay Area and then the East Coast for 15 years, before returning to the Bay Area in 1982. A memorial gathering for friends and family will take place at 50 Harbor Oak Dr., Tiburon on November 7th at 3:00pm.
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Herman Otto Karl Heimbert Ballert was born October 2, 1923 to the late Minna and Herman O. Ballert Sr. in Lonvitz, Insel Rugen, Germany. When he was four years old his family immigrated to the US via Brazil, living first in Maumee, OH and then settling in San Francisco. Herman attended St. Paulus Lutheran School and was also a graduate of SRJC. During, he served with the Air Corps in the South Pacific and Hawaii. He married the late Mildred Strobel in 1950. They met as neighbors on East Bonness Road in Sonoma. Herman worked as a carpenter for many years for John Moll Construction, and taught in the Carpenter Apprenticeship Program in Petaluma. He was a Building Inspector for the cities of Sonoma and Petaluma, and Chief Building Inspector for Marin County until his retirement in 1982. He also retired from the military, having served in the, Reserve and National Guard. During his retirement he enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He was a member of Living Word Lutheran Church for over 35 years. Herman passed away at the home he built in Sonoma on Wednesday October 27, 2010 surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mildred, his daughter Kathryn, and his sister Ruth Martin. He is survived by his daughters Joanne (Jeffrey) George, Glover, VT and Susan (Bruce) McClellan of Cloverdale, CA; and grandchildren: Michelle (Ian) Heran, Sonoma, CA; Evan Ballert-Dalrymple, Salem, OR; Christine and Margaret George, Glover, VT; Megan McClellan, Oakland, CA and Kelly McClellan, Cotati, CA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Living Word Lutheran Church, 901 Ely Blvd South, Petaluma. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice By The Bay or Living Word Lutheran Church. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL SONOMA
Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather passed away on Oct. 25., He is survived by his son, Robert; Grandsons, Jeffrey and Alan; and his three beautiful great-granddaughters., Hershel was a resident of Camarillo for over 30 years, and will truly be missed by all of his friends and family who knew Hershel and loved him so.
Hilary Hamburger, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, died peacefully on October 13th, 2010, at the age of 64, after a long courageous battle with lymphoma and two bouts of breast cancer in her 30's and 40's. Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. on May 25, 1946, to Robert N. and Sonia Hamburger, the family of three became five when they moved to New Haven, CT. Hilary spent her life as an extraordinarily dedicated and loving teacher, from infants to adults. Her first students were her two younger sisters, Debi and Lisa. Her family moved to La Jolla, CA. when she was in high school. She attended UC Riverside then moved to San Francisco where she received her Bachelor of Arts at SFSU. After teaching on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, her daughter Toya was born in 1975. In 1977 she returned to San Diego and taught at the daycare center at UCSD before moving to Santa Rosa in 1999 where she found a perfect fit in the warm community of Yulupa Co-Housing. Hilary was an avid reader, lover of movies, and travel, she shared countless meals, camping trips and parties with her good friends in her community. A leader in Non-Violent Communication, she conducted workshops seeking to better the world, beginning with herself. She is survived by her parents, Dr. Robert and Sonia Hamburger; her sister Lisa Hamburger (Tony Bila); her daughter Toya Holiday (Brandy); treasured granddaughters, Saylor and Jasper; and her daughter's father, Jerry Roybal. She is preceded in death by her sister Debra S. Hamburger. A Celebration of Life will be held at Santa Rosa Mortuary, 1520 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa on November 6th at 2:00 p.m. Donations to the, in Hilary's memory are appreciated. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
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KATSUKO, IVY Chula Vista 09/26/1923 - 10/28/2010 Private Services Ft. Rosecrans Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619-425-9111
LePAGE, Inez L. (Sloneker) (94), of Schnecksville, PA, formerly of Oxford, MD and Canoga Park, CA, died Friday, October 29, 2010 in her home. She was the wife of the late Charles F. LePage. Born in Outlook, MT, June 2, 1916, Inez was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Bertha C. (Wolten) Sloneker. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Canoga Park, CA before moving East to be with her son. Survivors: Son, Gregory A. LePage and his wife, Anita, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Christ and Laura LePage; predeceased by a son, Dennis LePage. Service: Private graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 3, at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA.
Age 101 years, died October 8, 2010, at the Spring Lake Village Skilled Nursing Facility. A native of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Maxwell was born March 8, 1909. Mrs. Maxwell willed her body to the UCSF Medical School. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Village Chapel, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Santa Rosa High School Foundation, P.O. Box 11002, Santa Rosa, CA 95406; the First Presbyterian Church Preschool, 1550 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; or The Darby Betts and Friends Assistance Fund at Spring Lake Village, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Family assisted by: DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730
KOOBA, Irving May 15, 1919-October 31, 2010 Beloved husband, father and Poppa Survived by daughters, Susan (Lee) Lewis, Patty (Leo) Elinson; grandchildren, Marla (Ken) Becker, Randy (Erica) Lewis, Rusty (Jenna) Elinson, Jenny (Brett) Bennett, Erin Elinson; great-grandchildren, Elora, Maya, Baila, Anderson, Samantha. Preceded in death by wife, Esther.
LINTON, JAMES BURTON Sept. 28, 1924 to Oct. 27, 2010 James Burton Linton passed away on October 27, 2010 in the comfort of his own home with his loving wife, son and daughter-in-law by his side. He was born in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Canada on September 28, 1924 and has resided in San Diego since 1957. Jim is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley (Harrison), who has been his soul mate for 54 years; his son, Dale (Carole) of Grassie, Ontario, Canada; two grandchildren, Troy (Michelle) of Smithville, Ontario and Tina of Vancouver, British Columbia and one great-granddaughter, Ivy. He is also survived by his siblings, Glenna Harding of Trenton, Ontario; Ronald Linton of Linton Corner and Joyce McCurdy of Dalhousie, Canada plus several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, one sister, one sister-in-law and three brother-in-laws. Jim was a truck driver for California Motor Express for twenty-three years where he was referred to as "Iron Man" by his co-workers. He loved plants and flowers and spent many hours working with Shirley in their beautiful gardens. His love touched many of his friends and family and he will be remembered forever in our hearts. A memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 4th, at Greenwood Memorial Park with inurnment immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Diego Hospice (
GOEB, JANE Was born in San Diego on February 8, 1936 and passed away peacefully at her home on October 27, 2010 at the age of 74. Janie loved life and was up for anything as long as friends and family were there too. She married her high school sweetheart, Julian after graduating from Point Loma High School in 1954. Together they had three children. During their 55 years of marriage, they loved square dancing, camping, the ocean, traveling, but most of all spending time with each other and loved ones. She graduated from SDSU Nursing College and began a career she loved for over 30 years. Janie's other interests included tole painting, music, quilting, photography, and her dog and loyal companion Emily. She is survived by her husband Julian, their three children, Sharri (Jim) Pelland, Julie (Monte) Davis, and Steve Goeb, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and her brother Nicholas. Interment will be at a later date at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yosemite Conservancy.
JESUS (JESSE) BALDERAS It\'s been six months since you left us to be with our God. Everyone of those days the pain gets worse, and my heart hurts so bad that words cannot describe it. I hope & pray that you can feel all my love for you up in heaven. I hear your voice, and see your face when I see all your plants outside. I know that heaven is filled with plants, and that now you can water them forvever. Don\'t worry, be happy like you always used to tell me. The grandkids remember you all the time, and the love you gave them. Remember my name, and my love for you until I\'m with you again. The girls feel so young to have lost you, but so blessed to have had you in their life. The lessons you have taught them, and the love you showed them will carry them through until you see them again. Even though your gone in body, your spirit, love, and wisdom will live in the generations to come Forever... Your Wife, Girls & Grandkids.
John T. Allen Died on Sunday, October 24, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer in Novato, CA. John was born June 14, 1943 in San Francisco to Ann C. and James J. Allen. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1961 and entered the, , where he retired as a Master Chief serving on several ships and submarines in his 20 years of service. He then worked at Analyst Inc., where he retired in 2009. John enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley, bicycling, and was an avid 49ers and Giants Fan. John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Diane, sons Matt and John, daughter-in-law Jodi, sister Marylou, brother Jerold and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, November 6th at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato at 11:00 AM. A celebration of his life will also be held after the service at the Wild Fox, Alameda Del Prado, Novato. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Please share your memories /condolences at the following website www. keatonsredwoodchapel.com (search John Allen)
BARAJAS, JOSE M. of Poway June 29, 1934-Oct 28, 2010 Funeral Mass 11/04 @ 11AM Our Lady of the Valley,Hemet Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
Golden, Jack 1921 - 2010 Memorial to be scheduled
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James 'Wally' Wallace, 86, of Vacaville died on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Vacaville. Wally was born on July 24, 1924 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force., A memorial service with an Air Force Chaplain officiating will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A burial with Military Honors will follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Dixon. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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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Crowe, Jeffery Robert January 5, 1954 - October 23, 2010 Jeffery R. Crowe was was born and raised in Montebello, CA. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert N. Crowe and Ann C. Muldoon, nee Stevenson. He is survivied by his brother, Steven Crowe; his sisters, Deann Rabatin and Suzann Crowe. Internment will be November 10, 2010 at 11:00 am at Ascension Cemetery Diocese of Orange, 24754 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest 92630.
HERMAN, JEROME, 7-11-1933 to 10-25-2010, Mr. Herman's long nightmare is over, and he has escaped, the clutches of Nurse Ratched. There will be no memorial service., Thanks to all who cared about him, laughed with him,, Helped him, and brightened his days., Bon Voyage, Jerry Lee., Please sign the Guest book at
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.
Hoytt, Joan Colman October 30, 1927 - October 27, 2010 A highly accomplished pianist and accompanist, died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 27, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Donald Hoytt, M.D. Cherished and devoted mother to Cathy Colman and Richard Colman. Adored sister of Greta Ackerman. A supremely loyal, kind, generous and compassionate friend to many and a mother and friend to hundreds of UCLA students for over thirty years. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, 90024.
In loving memory of Joan Marie Davenport-Drake, born Nov. 13, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas, to Harry "Hal" Maurice Davenport (Aurora, Ill.) and Mary Davenport., She attended Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. Joan worked for the St. Louis Post Dispatch as a clothing artist. She went into the nursing profession after her husband passed away and worked for 30 years as a nurse. Joan belonged to the Secular Franciscan Order and was a member of the Santa Clara Parish of Oxnard., A memorial mass (All Masses) will be held for her on Oct. 31 at Santa Clara Church in Oxnard., She perished from kidney failure in the evening of Oct. 24, 2010., She leaves a loving family of one daughter, Marie Thurman-Vann of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; a granddaughter, Rachelle Marie Tebyani of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and great-grandson, Dane Edward Tebyani, who is in Afghanistan; one son, George Gerard Groner of San Antonio, Texas; and his children, Laurie Groner-Gourgen of Oklahoma City, Okla., and William Groner of Virginia; several other great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren., She will be interred in Redford, Mo., at Redford Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Drake has been entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard; 487-1720.
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 www.mccunechapel.com.,
John C. Westlake was born October 24, 1951 in Conway, Arkansas and passed away October 18, 2010 in Laramie, WY while on the best road trip of his life. He was raised in Santa Rosa and attended Santa Rosa High School. A Sonoma County resident for over 30 years, lived for a time in Kihei, HI and retired to Perryville AR. He is survived by his two daughters Kimberly Westlake Spaunhurst of Perryville, AR and Susan Westlake of Kihei, HI, son in law, Christopher Spaunhurst; grandchildren Sarah and Lucas Spaunhurst; brother Drew Westlake and sister Brenda Castellanos of Perryville, AR. He served in the military as a Marine and National Guardsman. John was a long time specialty excavating contractor with the local Operating Engineers #3. He will be missed by everyone.
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.
July 14, 1953-October 22, 2010 Our brother, uncle, cousin and friend Jonathan passed away October 22, 2010 after a 12 week fight with cancer. Jon was 57 years young. He is predeceased by his parents, Morton and Shirley Rossman; survived by his brother David Rossman (Dominica), nephews Skye and Elijah; cousins Liane Makiva and family; Risa Aratyr and family; best friend Lori Law; Uncle Sam Schulman; Aunt Lillian Weil (Howie) and family. Jonathan was a CA Certified Nurseryman. He had a passion for all animals, film, opera music and enjoyed the wilderness. He was fascinated by airplanes and learned to fly at an early age. He was a political activist, participated in peace marches, other political activities and volunteered with the disabled His true love was for grafting different varieties of Apple Trees, Conifers and Japanese Maples. He spent many years working with local organic farmers. JR was a kind, compassionate and loving person. He was truly a gentle soul. We will miss you Uncle Jonny. Donations may be made to Hospice by the Bay.
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Joseph Sciabica put every ounce of effort into his life as an olive oil producer and face of the family-owned company at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market., Mr. Sciabica died of natural causes Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, at the age of 95. His family had not finalized funeral arrangements Saturday. His love for the family olive oil company, Nick Sciabica & Sons, was infectious., Mr. Sciabica's sons, Nick and Daniel, and grandson Jonathan, carry out the company's daily operations., Although he had handed over the company's reins, Mr. Sciabica remained a fixture at the farmers market, selling and promoting his family's olive oil., "My father's philosophy was: Go after all the business, don't turn anyone away," said Daniel Sciabica. "He didn't do it for the money., His mission was to give people the best olive oil money can buy.", The company has been in family hands for four generations. Mr. Sciabica saw the business as more of a tradition to be passed down through the years., "He taught us everything we know," his son said. "He was never afraid to let us get our feet wet in the business.", Mr. Sciabica was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Waterbury, Conn. His family followed relatives to San Francisco, where his father, Nicola Sciabica, launched his entrepreneurial efforts., During a 1924 trip to buy watermelons in Salida and resell them in the Bay Area, his father fell in love with the Central Valley's summer weather., The warm weather was reminiscent of Italy's climate, so the family moved to Salida to grow olive trees., In 1926, Nicola Sciabica founded the family company, which originally was just an olive farming operation. It wasn't until 1936 that the company started making olive oil., They started the company during the Great Depression and experienced difficulties. Others urged Mr. Sciabica to leave olive oil behind., "They never gave up," Daniel Sciabica said. "My father was tenacious.", For decades, the company's product was known as Marsala Olive Oil. It was named for the town in Sicily where Nicola Sciabica was born., It wasn't until the late '80s that the company began to offer a variety of olive oils under the Sciabica label., The company has grown as olive oil has become accepted in the American diet as a healthy option., Daniel Sciabica said his father was elated to see his tenacity and his family's work pay off., That growth allowed the family in 1996 to move operations from its Salida location to the former A&W syrup manufacturing building at Mitchell Road and Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto., Even his wife of 67 years, Gemma Sciabica, played a big role in the family business. She has written several cookbooks that use olive oil instead of butter or fat in hundreds of recipes., Mr. Sciabica loved selling his olive oil at the farmers markets in downtown Modesto, Pleasanton and San Francisco, even though the bulk of the company's business came from its Yosemite Boulevard store and wholesale operation., "I enjoy the people and displaying my product - and letting them taste it, too," he said in a September 2005 article in The Bee. "I am a salesman.", He threw himself into everything he did, including meeting new customers to discuss his family's products., "He loved the farmers markets," Daniel Sciabica said. "That's why he was such a good salesman, because he spoke to people from the heart."
Joseph T. Kerwin, Jr., 74 of Ventura, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 in Ventura following an extended illness. Joe was born July 31, 1936 in Los Angeles and has been a county resident for the last 70 years. He was an electrician for 42 years prior to his retirement., Joe is survived by his wife, Molly Kerwin; two sons, Kenneth Patrick Kerwin and Michael Thomas Kerwin; and two grandchildren, Kenneth Patrick Kerwin and Delany Kiana Kerwin. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Lee Kerwin., At Joe's request, there will be no public services, but it was his wish and hope that his friends would go out for an enjoyable evening and dinner in his memory., The family would like to thank the nurses at Community Memorial Hospital, especially the SPA nurses and everyone at the Livingston Visiting Nurses Association, for all of their help and support, as well as all of his family and friends., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the for research in the field of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma or the Livingston Visiting Nurses Association., Joe has been entrusted to the care of the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura; 643-8623.
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Hattori, Josie Marian September 7, 1988 - November 4, 2002 Dear Josie,never forgotten,always in our hearts, missing you every minute of every day. Until we meet again Love always,Mom,Dad, Pancho and Fabi
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CHUTUK, Judy Lee Born in Glendale, California on December 12, 1938. Widowed of Richard Chutuk, beloved mother to eight children, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Rosary at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Catholic Mass at St. Anthony's Croation Church, 712 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.
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.
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GEORGE, KATHLEEN of San Diego 9/25/1938 to 10/29/2010 Vis Nov 4 5-9 PM. Svc Nov 5 10am 1st United Mthdist E "H"St Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619)425-9111
Gamble, Kendra March 3, 1946 - October 26, 2010 Kendra Gamble passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. She is survived by her two children, Hathaway Gamble Pouge and John Gamble Pouge.
Passed away peacefully into his next life on October, 24, 2010, after another hard-fought battle with returning cancer at the age of 64. His family and friends will always remember the strength and determination that he displayed during this fight. He previously had conquered throat cancer more than 20 years ago. He faced this last battle with the same lifetime courage he especially demonstrated during the, . A decorated disabled veteran, he had a life-long empathy for all of our country's heroic servicemen in every war, both past and present. In the Army, he rose to the rank of Specialist 4 in Vietnam, and was assigned to the 1st squad, 1st platoon A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division. Ken was a recipient of the, , Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Advanced Infantry Training Ribbon. In life, Ken was an avid sportsman, whose love of sports and the outdoors was passed to his children and grandchildren. Ken loved hunting, fishing, baseball, football, basketball, softball as well as other sports. He coached his children's sports teams in Little League and Babe Ruth baseball and supported them in all of their endeavors. In addition, Ken enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his beloved grandchildren. He also treasured playing on the same softball team with his son. A lifetime Californian, Ken retired from his career as a grocery clerk with the President's Service Excellence Award. He provided 35 years of outstanding service and earlier in his professional career he also earned his Associate Arts degree. Ken was preceded to the after-life by his mother June, stepmother Gen and most recently his father Bob, a decorated, veteran of the Marine Corps. His memory will live on in the hearts of his remaining family and friends, including his loving son Matt; his beloved daughter Rachel and son-in-law Todd, and his adored grandchildren Tristan and Hannah. He is also survived by his brother Don and sister-in-law Suzi; his aunts Ruby and Ruth, as well as numerous family members and friends, including Marilyn, his former spouse. There will be no services at his request. Anyone who desires may make a donation in Ken's name to Disabled American Veterans. Surely he would smile that beautiful smile and his family thanks you for your thoughts. Please remember to treasure every day. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
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.,
Lucille (Burnie) Burnap Oct. 26, 1924-Oct. 25, 2010 After a brief illness, Ms. Burnap passed away peacefully - one day short of her 86th birthday - in the company of her longtime friend, Emelie Wilson. Born in Greenfield and raised in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, Ms. Burnap was the daughter of Pearl Noble Burnap and Mary Albina Streeter Burnap. She attended Becker College, Mass., enjoyed a career in the U.S. Air Force, and was a well-respected Medical Management Services Officer for UCSF for 27 years. She is preceded in death by her sisters Pearl Burnap Rand and Ruby Burnap Root and her brothers Floyd (Buster) Burnap and Courtney Burnap. She is survived by her nephews Elmer (Randy) Rand Jr. of San Carlos, Calif., Edward Root of Rowe, Mass., Gary Root of Colrain, Mass., David Root, and John Burnap. Her many friends and extended family throughout Marin and Sonoma counties will miss her wry humor and loving nature. She will be remembered for her love, generosity, steadfast friendship to many, and a delightful talent for remembering the music and lyrics to obscure songs. She held a special fondness for all animals, the New England Patriots, and a cold Coke from the bottle. While that twinkle in her eyes will be missed, she leaves us with wonderful enduring memories. A memorial service will be held at Alma Via of San Rafael, 515 Northgate Drive, in Terra Linda at 2:00 PM Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Marin., Lucille (Burnie) Burnap Oct. 26, 1924-Oct. 25, 2010 After a brief illness, Ms. Burnap passed away peacefully - one day short of her 86th birthday - in the company of her longtime friend, Emelie Wilson. Born in Greenfield and raised in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, Ms. Burnap was the daughter of Pearl Noble Burnap and Mary Albina Streeter Burnap. She attended Becker College, Mass., enjoyed a career in the U.S. Air Force, and was a well-respected Medical Management Services Officer for UCSF for 27 years. She is preceded in death by her sisters Pearl Burnap Rand and Ruby Burnap Root and her brothers Floyd (Buster) Burnap and Courtney Burnap. She is survived by her nephews Elmer (Randy) Rand Jr. of San Carlos, Calif., Edward Root of Rowe, Mass., Gary Root of Colrain, Mass., David Root, and John Burnap. Her many friends and extended family throughout Marin and Sonoma counties will miss her wry humor and loving nature. She will be remembered for her love, generosity, steadfast friendship to many, and a delightful talent for remembering the music and lyrics to obscure songs. She held a special fondness for all animals, the New England Patriots, and a cold Coke from the bottle. While that twinkle in her eyes will be missed, she leaves us with wonderful enduring memories. A memorial service will be held at Alma Via of San Rafael, 515 Northgate Drive, in Terra Linda at 2:00 PM Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Marin.
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April 24, 1927 - October 31, 2010 Born in Susanville, CA to Sam & Liz Laurella, she died at home of cancer at the age of 83. Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Nick Nicastro, her son and his wife, Rick & Sandi Nicastro, daughter, Cyndi and her husband Tony Jayne and granddaughters Elizabeth Lystrup and Marisa Jayne. Laura was a retired bookkeeper and stay at home mom. She was active in the local community as a volunteer at Fremont Hospital and also belonged to Amichi Italiano. A member of Plumas Lake Golf Club for 36 years, she enjoyed golfing with all her lady friends. There will be a Celebration of Laura's Life held on Sat. 11/6 from 11am - 6pm at 1481 Peach Tree Ln. Yuba City. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the or Sutter North Hospice at 400 Plumas Blvd., Suite #115, Yuba City, CA 95991. Send Condolences to
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Leona Catherine Kucera, Resident of Grass Valley, Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 24, at the age of 93., Leona (Lee) was born on June 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. Living on the city's South Side, she and her late husband Jim raised their son Rick and daughter Kate. While raising their family, Leona enjoyed being a long-distance telephone operator during World War II. Even though she held subsequent jobs, none were as important as creating a warm and nurturing home for her children., After Leona and Jim retired, they moved to California to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Leona resided in Grass Valley, California for the last seven years of her life, living near her daughter and son-in-law., Leona is survived by her daughter, son-in-law, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter., A public viewing will be held at the Redwood Chapel in Redwood City beginning at noon on Sunday, October 31, followed by a vigil at 4 o'clock. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius Church in Redwood City at 11 o'clock on Monday, November 1, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos., Leona had a great love of animals; in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Peninsula Humane Society in her name would be greatly appreciated. www.peninsulahumane, REDWOOD CHAPEL, 650-369-5537
Leona O'Connell, 80, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 28 in Vacaville. She was born on Jan. 9, 1930, in Jamestown, N.D., A Catholic prayer service with Father Michael McFadden officiating will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccune chapel.com.
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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.
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Joe M. Lopez Apr. 1, 1932 - Nov. 1, 2004 Resident of Decoto, CA The years don't stop and now it's 6 years since .....
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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 (CFF.org) or your charity of choice.
Minnie Bell Smith September 25, 1914 – October 20, 2010 Minnie Bell Smith was born in 1914, the eldest child of Harry and Nora Schmideskamp, on their farm in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. She is preceded in death by her husband Claude Smith, sisters, Mary Crumley and Martha Young and herBrother Rex Schmideskamp. Minnie married Claude Dillon Smith in 1931 in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. She is survived by her children Claudia Nolander, Richard L. Smith, Willard G. Smith, Vonda Brown, Lindel Smith and Carol Newnam, 12 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren and 2 great- great -grandchildren. Minnie worked as a secretary in the Sylvan unified school district in Modesto, California for 25 years Until her retirement in 1976. Visitation will be held from at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2010 followed by Funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced, California. Private burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, California.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal." (Ireland) Margaret S. "Peggy" Snyder departed this life on the evening of October 29, 2010 in her home in Newtown, surrounded by her family, who loved and honored her. Peggy's strength of spirit, enjoyment of life and love for her family will be remembered by all who knew her. Peggy was born on September 10, 1939 in Wilmington, Del., a daughter of the late Willard S. and Margaret (Miles) Stewart. She was predeceased by her twin brother, Richard Stewart, and her sister, Joan S. Riley, both of Wilmington. Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, K. Michael Snyder of Newtown, and by her two daughters, Claudia Snyder-Romano of Danbury, and Heather L. Snyder of Watertown. She is also survived by her brother, W. Douglas Stewart and his wife, Merrily Stewart of Aurora, Colo.; her uncle, Richard Stewart of Newark, Del.; her son-in-law, Michael A. Romano of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews. Peggy and Mike moved with their daughters to Newtown in 1979 and immediately loved their town and the friends they made there. Peggy was active in her community working in the Town Clerk's office and serving on the Legislative Council in addition to assisting Mike with his work and his own political campaigns in town. She viewed her family, however, as her finest accomplishment. Peggy remained close with her parents throughout their lives. She and Mike enjoyed traveling to many places together, whether it be as a couple, with friends, or with their girls. The Delaware shore was one of her very favorite places to be and was a hub of family activity throughout her lifetime. Her daughters were her pride and joy and could often be found along side her at her favorite shopping destinations, on weekend lunches or just visiting together. Peggy also loved spending time outdoors, gardening and decorating her home. Friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3rd in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, November 4th at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown. Burial at Newtown Village Cemetery will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to either Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 or to the Danbury Hospital Development Fund, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810 in honor of Peggy's life and memory.
Maricela (Mari) Padilla was called to the Lord on Oct. 27, 2010., She was born to Roberto Padilla and Carmen Magallon on July 8, 1980 in Oxnard. Mari's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her outgoing personality, beautiful smile, and infectious laughter brought so much joy to her family and friends., Mari was a 1998 graduate of Hueneme High School. Mari was employed by Von's where she was a clerk/cashier. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and always had a great time wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her., Mari is survived by her parents, Robert Padilla, stepmother, Imelda Padilla, and mother, Carmen Magallon; brother, Robert Padilla; niece, Alixx Padilla; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends., Visitation is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at St. Anthony's Church, Oxnard, with burial to follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com Camino del Sol Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C St., Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
Marilou Ranch Globus died peacefully Monday evening, surrounded by family, in the home of her eldest daughter, Carolynn Ranch, and son-in-law, Vic Jenkins., Marilou was born and raised in Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she was swept off her feet by returning G.I. Robert "Bob" Ranch. They married in 1948, and had the first of six children in 1949., The family moved to California as Bob began his teaching career, eventually settling in Sonoma County. Through the 1970s, the couple were the proprietors of Fiori's Restaurant in Occidental, where Marilou followed her maternal urge to embrace a large group of young Bohemians who would become lifelong friends., After Bob's death in 1989, Marilou began to indulge her passion to travel. She met Dr. Alfred Globus on a fateful Alaskan cruise. They married, delighting in one another's company, and traveled the world together until Alfred's death in 2008., Mom made the world a better place with her graceful embrace of each new decade, her bright humor, and her deviled eggs. She leaves behind an extraordinarily grateful family, including children, Carolynn Ranch, Cheryl Sikich, Barbara Heffel, Diana Ranch, Joel Ranch and David Ranch; sons-in-law, Vic Jenkins, Jack Sikich and John Heffel; grandchildren, Jesse Heffel, Jared and Rachel Puthuff, Leia Heffel, Lisa Goldberg and Ilana Brongiel; and great-grandchildren, Colton Heffel, Lilly Bertlin and Hannah Brongiel. She is predeceased by her grandson, Sam Heffel., The family is respecting Marilou's wish that a funeral not be held and asks that any remembrances be sent in her name to Yolo Hospice, Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
Marilyn Stark 65, of Olivehurst, CA passed away October 30, 2010. Services are pending with Holycross Memorial Services.
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
Bigelow, Mary Lou January 2, 1938 - August 3, 2010 Mary Lou Bigelow, 72, formerly of Woodland Hills, died August 3, 2010, in Green Valley, AZ with her family beside her. A memorial mass in honor of Mary Lou will be held at St. Bernardine of Siena Church at 24410 Calvert St, Woodland Hills at 11am on Friday, Nov. 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your charity of choice.
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 D. 'MORRIE' NORDELL JUN 13, 1930 - OCT 26, 2010 Maurice D. 'Morrie' Nordell, the youngest child of Axel and Nellie Nordell, was born in Turlock, California. Morrie attended Turlock High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball. In 1948, at the age of 18, Morrie 'The Cat' was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies and played shortstop for the Klamath Falls Gems, Salina Blue Jays, Salt Lake City Bees, and Terre Haute Phillies. While playing in Salt Lake, he met and married Gayle Larsen. After serving two years in the, , Morrie and Gayle settled in Modesto, where their son, David, was born and where they lived happily until Gayle's death in 1987. Morrie was a partner in Valley Sporting Goods for many years. A natural athlete, he was also an avid fisherman and loyal 49ers fan. Morrie married Patricia Newnam Brenneke in 1993. Morrie and Patty enjoyed many years together, traveling in their RV and making annual summer trips to Danville, Arkansas. Morrie is preceded in death by his parents as well as siblings Dick Vollrath, Ralph Vollrath, Dorothy Jones, Ray Nordell, and Roy Nordell. In addition to his wife, Patricia, and son David Nordell, Morrie is survived by his stepson Jeromy, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, brother Ken Nordell, sister Carmen Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly. Visitation Nov. 2, 4-8p.m. Memorial service Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.; both at Salas Bros. Funeral Chapel, Modesto. Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.
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.
MILDRED DAMAS MAY 29, 1914 - OCT 27, 2010 Born on May 29, 1914 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Mildred passed away on October 27, 2010 at the age of 96 in Modesto CA. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph Damas Sr. She is survived by her children Rosemarie Paradee, Joseph Damas Jr. and Henry Damas. Grandchildren Michael Paradee, Bryan Paradee, Sherry Damas, Shiela Damas and several great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 3rd at 3pm at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA. Arrangements by Franklin and Downs, McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA.
NEIL HOLLANDER JUN 3, 1949 - OCT 26, 2010 Neil Hollander, 61, died unexpectedly October 26, 2010 at his home. Neil graduated from Modesto High in 1968. In his lifetime he worked as a cook, merchant marine, baker, commercial fisherman, butcher, salesman, and most notably a squab grower. He was truly a Jack-of-all-Trades. Neil enjoyed surrounding himself with people and could often be found visiting with family and friends. He was a talented conversationalist who had an incredible repertoire of jokes and one-liners, which put a smile on many faces. He will no doubt be remembered for his legendary humor. His hobbies included making sausage in the 'man cave' with the guys, and 'shootin' the breeze' on the front porch. He will be missed by so many. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Helen; daughters Christine Hollander and Erika Durrer; son-in-law Erik Durrer; nephew Steven Hollander; and niece Heidi Hollander-Matlock. He was preceded in death by parents Harry and Elizabeth 'Betty' Hollander, and brother Larry Hollander. Visitation Monday, Nov. 1st from 4-8pm. Rosary at 6:30pm, Salas Bros, 419 Scenic Dr. Modesto, CA. Services Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at 1:00pm, Salas Bros Chapel. He will be laid to rest at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. A celebration of Neil's life will follow at his home, 2132 Finney Rd., Modesto, CA.
Nellie Scully It's been five years since you left us. We miss your warmth, humor, and love. Your loving children, John, Mary (Phil), and your granchildren Kelly, James, Christine, and Andrew.
February 18, 1943 ~ October 8, 2010 Not even 1,000 lovingly-folded origami cranes could save our beloved Nobuko. She will be forever remembered for her wonderful laugh, creative essence, and generous heart. Nobuko was, without comparison, one of the most self-sacrificing individuals one could ever imagine. Always incredibly thoughtful and kind, she placed all others' needs before her own. Her gentle spirit was apparent in the way she spoke encouragingly to her orchids, conceived masterpieces with watercolor or clay, and lovingly cajoled her granddaughters to eat one more rice ball. Joyous, bright and beautiful, yet courageous till the end, she will be desperately missed by her adoring husband, daughters, granddaughters, family and friends. Nobuko made a difference in all the lives she touched and will therefore live forever in our hearts. Private memorial services are planned for close friends and family. In lieu of flowers, Nobuko would have been pleased to know that a donation to the was made in her name.
Norman T. Saltnes 90, long time San Francisco resident died October 20, 2010 at his home in the San Francisco Towers. Known affectionately as NTS ("NUTS"), Mr. Saltnes was born in Brooklyn NY, November 1, 1920 and served in, a fighter pilot in the Marines. A member of VMF155, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star and seven Air Medals during his tour of the Pacific theater from 1944 to 1945. The 1947 graduate of UC California, Berkeley, began his business career with Standard Oil of New Jersey, rising to the position of Director for ESSO's Operations in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Mr. Saltnes returned to the Bay Area in 1971 and operated Saltnes VW/Subaru on Van Ness Avenue until his retirement in 1985. NTS was known as a true gentleman with a real zest for life and unbridled love of the Bay Area from his time at Cal until his death. He wrote- "My own, not very profound conclusion, is that Life is a random event. Unplanned and without purpose. It's meaning is what each individual makes of it. Live it to the full; do as little harm as possible; try to make Life for others a bit brighter." NTS is survived by sons John of Sacramento and Lee of Benicia. It was his desire that no services be held, the eulogies be brief and preferably said over a beverage at one of the many San Francisco restaurants he patronized. His will be remembered as a life well lived!
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A Placerville doctor who inspired others with his dignified approach to his own terminal medical condition – and who put a face on the national health care debate – has died. Dr. Martin Welsh is shown with his wife, Maureen Gill, last year; his disease had progressed so that he couldn't walk or speak.
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Paskel (Pat) Holt passes away in Yuba City on October 24, 2010 after a lengthy battle with bladder cancer., He was born October 23, 1930, in Oklahoma to William and Bonnie Holt. In the middle of the depression, the Holt family moved to the Central Valley of California. After graduating from high school, Pat joined the United States Air force and served from 1950-1954 during the Korean War. Pat was trained in base security at Camp Gordon, Georgia, and subsequently was sent over seas to Weathersfield Air Force Base, outside of London. He was honorably discharged from the service as a staff sergeant., Taking advantage of the GI Bill, Pat returned home to enter Fresno State College, graduating in 1958. Pat then began a lengthy career with the IBM Corporation, retiring in 1986. A longtime resident of Westlake Village, Pat enjoyed spending his free time playing tennis at the Thousand Oaks Racquet Club., Pat was preceded in death by his brothers Holton Holt and Vaughn Holt and best friend of 50 years, Robert Hawkins., He is survived by nieces Yvonne Holt , Fresno; Pamela Weise, Yuba City; Michele Shockley, Fresno; nephew Holton Holt, Fresno; sister-in-law Jean Holt (Vaughn); second family Michael and John Hawkins, Newbury Park; Eileen Hawkins and Catherine Glazer, Westlake Village., Funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov., 1, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Cemetery, Westlake Village.
PATRICIA PAXIA FEB 9, 1944 - OCT 28, 2010 Patricia Paxia passed away on October 28, 2010. She was loved by her family and her church. She is survived by her husband Vito Paxia, her two daughters Jeannette Stolle and Christina Bates. Her six grandchildren Vanessa Gacayan, Christopher, Zachary and Austin Bates, Jacob and Luke Stolle. Her mother Margarida Dias, her brothers Alfred Dias Jr. Michael Dias and sister Catherine Seibel. The visitation will be Tuesday November 2, 5-8p.m. with a rosary at 6p.m. at Franklin & Downs Funeral Chapel, 1050 Mchenry Ave. A mass will be held Wednesday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Oakdale Rd. The family would prefer masses or charitable donations instead of flowers.
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Dakes, Patrick James September 1, 1948 - October 20, 2010 Passed away from natural causes. Graduated June 1966 James Monroe High. Served 4 yrs with USAF during Vietnam War. Survived by siblings; Michaele, Geoffrey and Brian Dakes. Preceded in death by parents and younger sister. No services. Remains will cremated.
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1964 - 2010 Philip E. Thunen passed away suddenly October 26, 2010, at the age of 46. He was born in San Francisco January 4, 1964 to Betty Frances Thunen and Philip Ross Thunen. He lived in Yuba City all of his life. Phil is survived by four daughters, Sally and Sarah Montenegro and Stacy and Susan Thunen. He also leaves behind his father, Dr. Philip Thunen; sister, Elizabeth (Liz) and brother-in-law Daniel Brewer; nephew, Taylor Brewer; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Thunen. Phil was an avid duck hunter and bass fisherman and had belonged to Gold Country Bassers Fishing Club, and E.C. Powell Fly Fishing Club. Phil attended Yuba City High School, Yuba College and the University of California at Davis, with a BS in biology. He was a devoted teacher of the life sciences at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, celebrating his 20th year of teaching there this year. He loved collecting all kinds of animal and bug species for his classroom. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Nazarene of Yuba City, 600 N. George Washington Blvd., Yuba City, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the charity of your choice. A trust fund has been established for the benefit of his children at Gold County Bank. Send Condolences at
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. ,
TANNER, RUSSELL March 21, 1923 to October 5, 2010 Russell Tanner passed away at his Chula Vista home on October 5, 2010. He was a devoted family man and a trusted friend to many. He was born March 21, 1923 in Rocky River, OH, the youngest of three children of George and Doris Tanner. His father died when he was six and he was raised by his remarkable mother. After graduation from Dover High School in what is now know as Westlake, OH, he attended The, . During his freshman year, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. As a member of NROTC, he enlisted in the Navy in 1942. While he never returned to college, he remained a loyal Ohio State Buckeye for life. In 1943, he transferred his enlistment to the Marine Corps and became an Marine aviator. He was not deployed during, but his service did bring him to El Toro MCAS in Orange County where he met and fell in love with Elizabeth "Bettie" Lacy. They were married in Santa Ana on November 20, 1946 and they were married for nearly 64 years. Russell was activated during the, and served a tour of duty in Korea followed by a year as a flight instructor at Pensacola NAS. Upon his discharge, the family, returned to Santa Ana where they lived for many years, raising their three sons. He worked for over 40 years as a salesman in the packaging industry. Russell and Bettie remained in Santa Ana for many years before relocating to Chula Vista in 1998 to be closer to family. Russell was very involved with the Episcopal Church, serving as a lay reader and on the vestry. For many years he served at the Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana and later at St. John's Episcopal Church in Chula Vista. He was also very active in the Elks, serving as the Grand Exalted Ruler of the Santa Ana Lodge and the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in Southern California. He later joined the Chula Vista Lodge. Russell is survived by his wife Bettie, three sons (Ross, Ric and Scott) and their spouses (Kathy, Nancy and Sonia), five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2:00 on November 3rd at St. John's Episcopal Church in Chula Vista.
Ralph K. Beckley 93, passed away peacefully at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on October 30, 2010. Born on April 29, 1917 in Grimes, he was a lifetime resident, living on the ranch where he was born with his wife Ophelia. Ralph was a farmer for the most of his life and was known for many years for the pumpkins he grew. Ralph was a World War II veteran serving with the 335th Infantry Regiment and fighting in Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge for which he received the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. After being discharged from the army at the end of WW II Ralph returned to the family ranch. He married Ophelia Steinert on Nov. 28, 1946 in Grimes. When he was 20 years old in 1937, Ralph helped found the Grand Island Fire Department. He continued as member of the department for many years and was honored recently for his service. Besides being involved with the fire department, Ralph also was an active member of the community, serving on various boards, including the school board. He was also a 4-H leader. Ralph is survived his wife of almost 64 years, Ophelia; Son Steve Beckley and wife Stephanie of Woodland, Daughter Kris Charter and husband Jim of Williams. Ralph is also survived by grandchildren, Sean Beckley, Stacy Beckley, Mike Charter and wife Amber, and Nick Charter and wife Allison, and great- grandson Bryce Charter. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life which is scheduled for 11 a.m, Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Grand Island Fire Department in Grimes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grand Island Fire Department, P. O. Box 160, Grimes, CA 95950. Send Condolences
HELD, Ray B. Age 86, born in Toronto, Canada, widow of the late Harold Held, devoted mother of Linda (Howard) Rubin and Karen (Jan Eickholt) Held. She and Harold travelled the world together and made sure that their daughters had the best educations and together, they were members of Havdalah Havurah at Temple Judea where they have belonged for over 40 years. Ray was fond of her late brother Irving Berger whom she visited regularly in Toronto. Her loving family and the "girls" with whom she played Bridge and "Mah Jongg" and went to concerts and plays together, will always have Ray in their hearts. Funeral Services, 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 3, Eternal Light Chapel, Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills. In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, 800.710.7100
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, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
BERLINER, Reola Dorsk Beloved wife of the Late Joe Berliner; loving mother of Lorrie (Richard) Achee, LynnZee (Steven) Winters and Patricia Berliner; cherished grandmother of Valerie (Joshua) Tanner, Troy (Alicia) Varenchik, Gregory Zelden and Jonathan Zelden; devoted great-grandmother of Kyra, Hailey and Dyan. Services (Today) Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.
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In Loving Memory of Richard George Frieze January 11, 1950 - October 25, 2010 Richard (Rick) George Frieze of Indio, Calif., at the age of 60 years old, died on October 25, 2010 in Indio, Calif. after a year long battle with cancer. He was born on January 11, 1950 to Lewis R. Frieze and Janet L. Frieze. He married Diane Jones on June 4, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nev. Richard was in the Mortgage Banking Industry for thirty-two years with offices in Rancho Cucamonga, Newport Beach, and Palm Desert, Calif. He was currently the Vice President and Regional Branch Production Manager for American Financial Network, Inc. in Chino Hills, Calif. Richard served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 as Spec-4, serving in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 in the 1st Infantry Division, where he received a "Purple Heart". Richard is survived by his spouse of 34 years, Diane Frieze of Indio, Calif.; daughters, Julie Mandy of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Janelle Swikert of Boise, Idaho; his son, Jason Frieze of Indianapolis, Ind.; six wonderful grandchildren; sister, Peggy Frieze of Aurora, Colo.; brothers, James Frieze of Columbus, Neb., and Jerry Frieze of Palm Desert, Calif. Rick is also survived by his son-in-laws, Kevin Mandy of Rancho Cucamonga, Rob Swikert of Boise, Idaho, and daughter-in-law, Stacy Frieze of Indianapolis, Ind. Richard loved to travel, was an avid golfer, and was a sports enthusiast of all types. Most of all he enjoyed being with his children, six grandchildren, and close family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 1, 2010 at Southwest Community Church, 77-701 Fred Waring Drive, Indian Wells, CA. Rose Mortuary of Palm Desert, Calif. is in charge of the funeral arrangements. The family suggests that donations be made to Southwest Community Church or Donor's Choice.
Nov. 2, 1936 -, Oct. 27, 2010, Richard was a truly loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend ... because he loved., He was born in Grangeville, California to Otto and Johanna (Heuseveldt) Groeneveld. Richard was a mechanic and a farmer., He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Albertha Mae (Koopman); his children and grandchildren, Ronald Eugene Groeneveld and wife, Diane and children, Shelby and Owen; Colleen June (Groeneveld) Carlson and husband, Eric and son, Evan; Michael Shannon Groeneveld and wife, Delci and children, Savannah and Michael; Rose Daleen (Groeneveld) Guitierrez and husband, Lupe and children, Ashlee and Damen; his sisters, Wilma Gunnick and Betty Osterhoff., He was saved by God's grace because he believed., Visitation will be from 10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford. Graveside Services will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29 at the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona.
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.
Longtime Hanford resident, Robert Bravo, 87, passed away October 27, 2010. He was born in Lemoore, California on July 10, 1923., Robert was the water manager for Salyer Land Company in Corcoran for 30 years. After retiring he continued to stay busy with his own business., Robert was a people person. He had a great sense of humor, and no matter where he went, he always made a friend., Robert is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ramona Bravo; their three children, two daughters, Alice and husband, Gilbert Bettencourt of Exeter and Linda and husband, Dan Thompson of Hanford; one son, Anthony Bravo and wife, Karen of Tulare; grandchildren, Becky Tamayo, Randy and Craig Spoelstra, Sara Palmer, Shannon Bravo and Rolland Bettencourt; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren., Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery in Hanford, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
Most knew him as Bob Northern of Northern Painting Co. When Bob became ill, his son Jim Northern carried on the family business in Healdsburg, CA. Lots of Bob's clients would become life long friends. Bob loved his work, family and friends. He was a dear, kind man and will be missed. Join his family for Bob's Memorial on Saturday November 6th at 1:00 p.m. Hope Chapel, 321 East St., Healdsburg, CA
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Robert (Bob) M. Scott, 86, passed away October 16, 2010 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. due to natural causes. He was born October 25, 1923 in Juneau, Alaska to Walter P. and Ellen Scott. He was a graduate of Juneau Douglas High School and Washington State University. In August of 1950, he married Evelyn Bratko and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage until Ev's death in September of 2007. Bob was a lifelong resident of Alaska and a retired New York Life Insurance agent (CLU), serving his clients for 47 years in southeast Alaska. Bob joined the
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 Walter Larner of Dixon passed away in Vacaville on Oct. 19 after a short illness. Born May 27, 1928 to Richard Benedict and Leah Larner, who predeceased him. Bob was educated at the School of the Madeleine and Saint Mary's High School in Berkeley, and the College of Marin where he met the love of his life, his future wife, Carolyn Anselmo., Bob and Carolyn were married for 58 years and had two children, Matthew Bernard and Raymond James. Carolyn and Matthew predeceased Bob., Bob served in the United States Marine Corps. during WW II and Korea. Pabco Products in Emeryville was Bob's first employer. He also spent time working for Bay Freight Lines before he and Carolyn took over the family business, Vacaville Sanitary Service., Bob's brother Richard predeceased him, but Bob leaves his son Raymond Larner and three sisters, Leah Hawkley, Nickie Martin and Sister Barbara Larner, a sister-in-law Ruby Kay Larner, and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will take place Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. 1st Street, Dixon. Burial will take place immediately following the service at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Midway Road) in Dixon. Donation in Bob's memory may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Calif., 95616. Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189 www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
Gonzalez, Rodolfo November 11, 1928 - October 26, 2010 Rudy Gonzalez, 81, passed away in Torrance, CA with his family by his side. Rudy was born in El Paso, Texas to Francisca & Alberto Gonzalez. He attended the Texas College of Mines, where he won many state & regional tennis titles. In 1952, he moved to Venice, CA and began a 40+ yr career as a Chemical Engineer with McDonnell Douglas & Northrop. Rudy was involved in the B2, Space Shuttle, and various Gov't defense programs. In addition to having patents in his name, The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering awarded him the prestigious title of Fellow in 1993. Throughout his life, Rudy loved spending time playing tennis and golf, traveling the world, and being with family. Rudy was a proud 38 year resident of Palos Verdes Estates and a longtime member of the PV Golf Club and the PV Tennis Club. Rudy is survived by his wife, Virginia (Gigi), with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. He also leaves behind his 3 children and their spouses, and 6 grandchildren whom he spoiled and adored. His family: Karla, Pat, Alex & Lindsey Kehres; Anita, Joe, Daniel, & Katie Lewis; Bruce, Jennifer, Christopher, & Emily Gonzalez. A rosary will be held on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3 pm at Green Hills Cemetery with a viewing until 7 pm (27501 S. Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes). Funeral Services will be held at 10 am (with a viewing from 9 am) on Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church (26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates). Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Rudy cherished his friends and family dearly, and will be greatly missed by all.
Rose Ferrari Demostene Benson passed away peacefully at her home in Healdsburg on Oct. 25, 2010. At the age of 98, Rose was a lifelong resident of Healdsburg and a pioneer in Sonoma County's wine industry and Healdsburg's volunteer community. She is preceded in death by her parents, Abele and Mansuetta Ferrari, and her husbands, Nils Benson and Leo Demostene. Survived by children: David (Donna) Demostene, Edward Demostene, Peachie (Norman) Dunlavy and Cindy (Greg) Martin; grandchildren Leisa Demostene, Kara Demostene, Jennifer (Richard) Castle and Erica (Mark) Fulbright; great-grandchildren Haden Shoup, Alexandra Castle and James Fulbright; sisters Rena Steele, Inez Ferrari and Vera Plum and beloved caregiver, Olga Fishman. Born to Italian immigrants who came to the Healdsburg area in 1904, Rose grew up on their Westside Rd. grape ranch. After graduating from Healdsburg High School, she attended U.C. Berkeley and in 1934 she received a BA in Foreign Languages and her teaching credential. She then returned to Healdsburg where she taught all eight grades in a one room Westside Rd. schoolhouse. In 1936 she married Leo Demostene, and shortly after they moved to Alexander Valley where they helped her parents establish Soda Rock Winery and farm eighty acres of grapes. In 1962 they moved to Sausal Ranch and when Leo passed away in 1973, Rose and her four children fulfilled his dream and established Sausal Winery. Rose married Nils Benson in 1980. After he passed away in 2000, she moved from the ranch to town to be closer to her many friends. During her lifetime, Rose successfully juggled helping Leo with the ranch, raising four children and volunteering for numerous service clubs and organizations. She managed to squeeze more hours out of everyday than most people could imagine. Besides being a 4-H leader, she was a founding member of the Healdsburg Garden Club, the Healdsburg Historical Society and the Healdsburg Soroptomist Club where she served as President and became a life-time member. Her culinary skills were widely known and utilized for many fund raising and charitable events. In 2005, the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society honored her with the Annual History Lives - Pioneer Award. No matter how busy she was, there was always time for her beloved garden. Rose found a peace there that fed her soul and graced her life. She will always be remembered for her kindness and giving nature, her strength of character and honesty, and her passion for gardening, dancing and life. At her request there will be no public service. Rose would encourage all of her friends and family to take a few moments in their gardens to say goodbye and send her on her way. Donations in her memory can be made to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to your favorite charity. Arrangements by: FRED YOUNG F.H. CLOVERDALE, 707-894-2540
Rosemary Kopmeier Bradford Hewlett After a short illness, Rosemary Kopmeier Bradford Hewlett died on October 29, 2010 at her home in Atherton, California surrounded by her family and loved ones. Rosemary was born on March 18, 1919 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Norman and Loretta Miller Kopmeier. She attended Sacred Heart Boarding School, and entered Smith College at the age of seventeen after her debut in Milwaukee in 1935. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While on a ski trip to Sun Valley, Idaho, Rosie met her future husband, Robert Adam Bradford of Boston, Massachusetts, a graduate of the University of Virginia. They married in 1942 and lived in Milwaukee until they moved to Atherton, California in 1957. The Bradfords had four sons and a daughter. In addition to raising her family, Rosemary was actively involved in the Palo Alto Junior League, the Sacred Heart School in Atherton and Woodside Priory in Portola Valley. She was also an accomplished horsewoman, avid tennis and golf player and an experienced bridge player. The family spent many holidays in Sun Valley where they were all enthusiastic skiers. The Bradfords were happily married for 27 years until Bob sadly passed away from cancer in March of 1969. Eight years after his death, Rosemary captured the heart of William R. Hewlett, and they married in 1978 in Palo Alto, California. Rosemary and Bill enjoyed a wonderful 22 years together, often travelling the world and dividing their time between Portola Valley, the Cedars and Sun Valley. They shared common interests in the outdoors, their large families and multiple charities. Bill ignited Rosemary's philanthropic interests and she became actively involved on the Board of Menlo College, the San Francisco Opera Company and was one of the founding board members of the Peninsula Bridge Program, promoting academic and personal success for motivated middle school students from under-resourced local communities. This program in particular gave Rosemary much satisfaction and a great sense of pride. Rosemary was also a member of the order of the Dames of Malta and numerous other clubs and organizations. Rosemary was truly a vibrant spirit that touched all who met her. She loved life and until very recently continued to travel the world and take holidays with family, close friends and her beloved caretaker for 17 years, Jose. Rosemary's stimulating conversation and exuberance for life will be forever remembered. She never hesitated to let you know how she felt and would often say, "I love you" or "Te quiero mas". Rosemary is survived by her son, David Bradford and his wife Diane of Tiburon, son Robert Bradford of Woodside, son Peter Bradford and his wife Betty of Portola Valley, daughter Deborah Bradford Whelan and her husband Gabe Whelan of Atherton, and son Jeffrey Bradford and his wife Casey of Kauai and Sun Valley. Rosemary was much loved by her eight grandchildren, Michael and Melissa Bradford, Brigitte and Michelle Bradford, Jennifer, Harry, Natalie and Abby Whelan as well as many nieces and nephews and her dearly loved caretakers, Jose Pinto, Elda Chavez and their family. A private family service and celebration will take place November 6th, 2010. Final burial will be at the Ketchum Cemetery in Sun Valley, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Peninsula Bridge Program at 457 Kingsley Avenue Palo Alto, California 94301 or
Roy Gordon Albright passed peacefully from this life at the age of 96 years at his home in Ukiah with his family by his side on October 17, 2010. Born in Joplin, Missouri, he moved to Calif. in 1924. He settled in Ukiah in 1967. He and Cora Jane "Corky" McGarvey, married in 1937 and had 58 years together. Roy had a long career with the Pacific Telephone Company, starting as a lineman and retiring in 1974 as Engineering Manager of Mendo. and Lake counties. Before retiring he was active in civic affairs, serving six years on the Ukiah Planning Commission and was also involved with the Ukiah Lions Club. He enjoyed the hobbies of gardening, golf and wood working. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Provident #609 for over 60 years. He was also a member of the Knights Templar, Crytic Masons, and Royal Arch Masons, Pomo Shrine Club and Aahmees Temple. His family will miss his wise and thoughtful guidance. Always a gentleman we learned many life lessons from him. A very patient man, he lived his life with dignity and humor and enjoyed the simple pleasures of family and home. He was actively involved in the lives of his family and was it's center. He is survived by his son Stephen (Wendy) of Leighton Buzzard, England, and his daughter Nancy Blancett (Leroy) of Potter Valley. Also surviving are grandsons Mark Albright, Chris Blancett and Greg Blancett and granddaughters Shelley Bazzani and Amanda Albright. He leaves great grandchildren Ashley, Tyler, Nicholas, Thomas, Alex and Adam. Roy was predeceased by his wife Cora Jane. The family would like to express our deep appreciation to his wonderful caregivers for their loving care and bringing special joy to his days. At his request no formal service will be held, just a family gathering. The family would like you to remember Roy with a smile for he was a wonderful man. Memorial remembrances may be made to Phoenix Hospice in Willits, CA. EVERSOLE MORTUARY IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
Ruby Pearl Box entered into eternal rest on October 24, 2010 in Hanford California at the age of 91 years old. She was born in Carney, Oklahoma on November 24, 1918 to Lewis and Bessie Gaither., Ruby was dedicated and took pride in her work, she worked as a cook for over 22 years and still found time to enjoy her favorite hobbies; you would always find her playing bingo with her friends and if she wasn't doing that she would be playing card with her family. She liked her quilting, needle point and crocheting she loved spending time with her family. She met and married the love of her life Milas A. Box they were married for 41 years until his passing in November 19, 1979. Ruby was a devoted mother, she raised seven children., Ruby is survived by her sons, Kermet, Bobby, Darrell and Jackie Box; daughter, Phyllis Froley; her brothers, Lehman, Olen and Harold Gene Gaither and her 28 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren., She is preceded in death by her son, Billy Box, daughter Doris Nell, son-in-law, William Froley, her three sisters and four brothers. She will be missed dearly by everyone that knew her., A viewing will be held on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Services at 11 a.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service. Burial to follow at Hanford Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.
Ruth Pearl Lane, 85, of Oxnard passed away at St. Johns Hospital on Oct. 23, 2010. Ruth was born Ruth Pearl Akers Oct. 10, 1925 to Elmer Frederick Akers and Bessie May Nicholas Akers in Erie, Colo. She married Henry Lane, Jr. (Joe), June 23, 1944., She is survived by her two children, James Lane of Victorville and JoAnn Stickley of Oxnard and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth will be sorely missed by her entire family as she was a wonderful person with remarkable talents and words of wisdom and advice., The family would like to thank the ICU nursing staff at St. Johns for their tender care of Ruth. We also want to thank Mary Lane who was Ruth's caregiver for many months. Your patience and love for mom was remarkable., In closing we want to thank Dr. John R. Walters for helping us all cope with moms end of life. Private family graveside services are planned as Ruth requested., Arrangements made by Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo.
Samuel C. Girton, 85, of Indio, Calif. passed away October 25, 2010 in Indio, Calif. He was born March 2, 1925, to Clarence and Ruth Girton in Abilene, Kansas. He married Etta Mae Girton on October 18, 1947 in Tulare, Calif. He was a business owner and mechanic of Sam's Auto Service for twenty-five years. He is survived by his wife Etta Mae Girton; daughters, Linda C. Barton, Yuba City, Calif.; Nancee M. Simpson, Calimesa, Calif.; Cindy L. Tucker, Indio, Calif.; Margaret D. Rembold, Anza, Calif.; Michele L. Keeran, Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; and Sandra A. Evers of Indio, Calif.; sisters, Rachel Thayer, Upland, Calif.; Martha Banks, Havasu City, Ariz.; and Chloe Bryant, Tulare, Calif.; brothers, Pete Girton, Tulare, Calif.; Omar Girton, Fresno, Calif.. 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services were held at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Indio, Calif., with interment at Coachella Valley Cemetery in Coachella, Calif. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.
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Ann M. Sanchez Oct. 31, 1949 Oct. 27, 2010 Resident of San Lorenzo Ann M. Sanchez passed away on Thursday, after a long struggle .....
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Age: 45 years. Shauna Martin passed away in Santa Rosa on October 28, 2010. Beloved wife of Paul Martin, Jr. of Rohnert Park. Dedicated mother of Ashley Smith of Rohnert Park and Stephany Smith of ND. Devoted daughter of Sharon and Nick Bezuhly of Petaluma. Dear sister of Darrin Bezuhly of Petaluma. Daughter-in-law of Carley Martin of Rohnert Park and the late Paul Martin, Sr. Favorite niece of D'Ann Steere of Petaluma. Sister-in-law of Alan (Jeanine) Martin of San Diego, Genelle (Barry) Lichtman of Seattle, WA, and Cami (Eric) Boling of MI. She is survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was everyone's 'Nonie' and will be remembered for her total dedication to her family. Shauna enjoyed designing and crafting special gifts. A Graveside Committal will be held on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave., Petaluma. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Arrangements by: PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY 707-763-4131
Siene Dykstra passed away at her home in Vacaville, Calif., on Oct. 24, 2010. She and her husband, Jerry, were residents of Ventura County (Oxnard) for 63 years., Siene was born in Elgin Township, Iowa on Sept., 5, 1922 to John and Nancy Kruse. She grew up in Sibley, Iowa. She married Jerry Dykstra on Dec. 15, 1939 and they were happily married for 67 years, until Jerry's passing in 2006. She moved to Northern California in 2008 to be closer to her son, Larry, and grandson, Cory., Siene lived a blessed life. When Jerry started his electrical contracting business, she took all the calls and ran the books. The two of them were a true team. They loved to dance, go camping, travel, fishing, and their large circle of family and friends., She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nancy; sister, Ella Mae; and brothers, Harm and Dan., She is survived by her son, Larry; grandson, Cory; brother, Kobey and his children Steve, Lonnie, and Debbie; and countless in-laws and nieces and nephews. Siene was a no nonsense type of person with a good heart and a friendly soul. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter and friend., There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, in the chapel at Ivy Lawn Cemetery.
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Steven Kupetz was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 4, 1960. He passed away on September 19, 2010. He was 50 years old., In May 1963 he moved to Anchorage, Alaska. His father Jack was to be stationed in Alaska. His mother Frances and younger sister Debra and his grandmother Anna spent three years in Alaska. They were there when the Good Friday earthquake hit. It was the largest earthquake in the Northern Hemisphere on record 9.2 magnitudes., When his father was transferred to Colorado Springs, Colorado that's when his youngest sister Barbra was born. In 1967 his father retired after 23 years in service, he moved to Simi Valley. Steve attended Sycamore Elementary School, Sequoia Junior High and Simi High, and graduated in 1978. When he was 18 years old he was assistant manager of Larwin Twin Theatre in Simi., Steve was president of the Prometheans Club while in his last year of high school. He also worked in several businesses such as Crown Books and Best Record Store. He went to Moorpark College; he was a film buff as well as a history buff. He also attended U.C.L.A. Graphics Art Classes. He volunteered at friends of the library for eight years and enjoyed every minute of it. He went to Moorpark College and graduated with a degree in English, and a degree in Cinema., He helped everyone he could, and was well liked by everyone young and old. He leaves behind many loyal and dear friends who were a great part of his life. The world was a better place for having him in it, and he will be truly missed by all. Steve was a wealth of knowledge and had he ever been on Jeopardy he would have been the biggest winner ever!, Funeral services were held for family and friends a few weeks ago. A great mind has been lost forever. He was funny and witty and enjoyed being with people., His father Jack and grandmother Anna preceded him in death., He is survived by his mother, Frances; sisters Debra Gallant and Barbra Kupetz; brother-in-law Rande Gallant and his nephew Jackson Gallant., Please donate any contribtions to Simi Valley Friends of the Library in Stevens name.
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Theo Elizabeth Morando June 12, 1933 - October 7, 2010 Theo passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 7, 2010. She was at home as she wished, close to her son, in Yucca Valley, Calif. She was born in Stockton, Calif. to Caroline and Theodore Curnow. Theo first met George Morando in Farmington while attending the local grammer school. After George left the Navy, they reunited in Stockton. They were married on April 14, 1954 and shortly after moved to Santa Cruz where they settled and raised two children, Jana (Jeffrey) Vannini and Michael (Denise) Morando. After the children left home, Theo and George moved to Palm Springs, Calif. where her two brothers, William and Rodney Curnow resided. George preceded Theo in death; she is survived by her children and four grandchildren, Sonny and Maria Morando, Adele and Leo Vannini. A memorial service was held October 16, 2010 in Vallecito, Calif. where her beloved George is buried. Theo was loved by all her family and friends and will be missed very much.
Born in Eugene, Ore., he grew up river rafting, swimming and fishing and learned to love big band music at his family's dance hall on the Willamette River. He graduated from the University of Oregon as a journalist. He began his career as a radio investigative journalist and honed his investigative skills while employed during his 26-year career as an investigator for the Solano County District Attorney's Office. He and Betty settled in Solano County to raise their family and were life-long members of the catholic church, first at the Holy Spirit parish and later at St. Joseph's., He was an active church volunteer as a lector at Mass, a founding member of Fairfield's St. Vincent DePaul Society, and a marriage preparation counselor. He and Betty helped establish a centering prayer group with Sister Maura O'Sullivan, a Sister of the Holy Faith. He left life surrounded by loved ones and with his beloved University of Oregon Ducks in first place., He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; three children, Lach Loud (Ann Keehbauch), Jennifer Loud (Paul Englehart), and Gretchen Stenz (Terry Stenz); and six grandchildren, Alec Lewellyn, Conor Lewellyn, Emma Stenz, Rachel Stenz, Jack Loud and Sam Loud., A rosary will be held at Nadeau Family Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Sacramento National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements Entrusted to the Care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
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 .mccunechapel.com.
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 nbcfh.com.,
Tricia Michelle Garnica, 39, of Hanford, Calif. passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Tricia was born in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 1971 and was raised in Hanford, Calif., where she graduated from Hanford High School in 1989. Tricia gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Anthony Alan Rodriguez on July 3, 1990 and married Gilbert Garnica on October 23,1995. Tricia was working for The Hanford Sentinel., Tricia cherished times spent with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Tricia leaves behind her husband, Gilbert Garnica, and her son Anthony Alan Rodriguez. Also her parents, Joe/Janie Cota and her siblings, Johnny Gomez, Joseph Cota, Jessica Molina, Cindy Caldwell, Lisa Yader, Marissa Arman, Erika Gomez and Steve Torres, Jr; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends., The viewing will be at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St. in Hanford, Calif. on Tuesday November 2, 2010 from 4 to 6 pm. A rosary will be held immediately following from 6:00-7:00 pm. The Funeral Services will be at St. Brigid Church, 100 N. Douty St. in Hanford on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1 pm. The burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery on 10th Avenue., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St, Hanford CA 93230, (559) 584-5591.
Delbert Lee Yantis 1925 - 2010 Delbert Lee Yantis, 85, passed away on July 22nd in Bakersfield, California. He was born March 18, 1925 in Klamath Falls, Oregon and was the middle son in a family of five brothers and a sister. He moved to Spokane, Washington and married Mary Jane, in 1953. They were married for 55 years before her death in 2008. He worked for the Boy Scouts of America as a Camp Director, District Executive, and Regional Executive for 46 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of St Mark's and Wesley Methodist Church. He is proceeded in death by his wife, Mary Jane, his father Grover Lee Yantis, his mother Edna Rizor Yantis, his brothers Russell, Robert and John and survived by his sister, Doris Miller, of Seattle, Washington; his brother, Clifford Yantis, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; his family Steve & Kathy Yantis, Jimmy & Tammy Davis; his grandson, Darin Yantis; and granddaughters, Lee RyAnn Yantis and Amanda Davis. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am November 4, 2010 at St. Mark's Methodist church 1510 McCray Street, Bakersfield, Ca. Del's life can be summed up by the Boy Scout Oath, "On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight." We will miss you.
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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 www.yatesfuneralhomes.com
Wanda Francis Lavender 68, of Yuba City passed away October 30, 2010. Born in Orlando Florida, she was a resident of the Yuba Sutter area for 35 years. She was retired from the Yuba County Sheriff's Department. Survivors include 4 children: Henry, Teresa, Steve and Cindy Lavender; 6 grandsons: Allen, Ryan, Rex, Christian, Mathew, and Michael; 2 daughters-in-law: Amy and Debbie; 1 son-in- law Bob; 4 brothers and sisters: Jay, Pat, Keith and Darlene. She loved the San Francisco Giants, White water rafting, giraffes, clogging, laughter, and she loved her grandsons. A Memorial Service will be held November 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm at The Rivers, 1548 Poole Blvd., Yuba City. Send Condolences at
Veteran and long time Camp Meeker resident passed away October 3, 2010. He is survived by his beloved Kitties and faithful friends. Bill was born September 29, 1931 and was raised in San Francisco. He joined the service in 1946 and moved to Camp Meeker as an adult. Bill will be sorely missed.
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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.