Friday, November 5, 2010

California Obituaries 11/05/10



ASHTON, AGNES T. Agnes Ashton passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 29, 2010 at age 91. She was born in Lansford, PA in 1919. She came to San Diego in 1951 and worked for nearly forty years for Ryan Aeronautical, later Teledyne Ryan, before retiring in 1990. While working for Ryan she met an married Robert Ashton in 1954. She is survived by her three children, Maria Hutchinson, Roberta Ryan, and Edward Ashton, her grandchildren Ben, Caitlin, Andrew and Erin, many nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be held on Saturday, November 6th, at 2 p.m., St. Agnes Catholic Church, Point Loma. Private Burial.




LOPEZ, ALBERTO I. Of San Diego Aug. 21, 1968 to Oct. 31, 2010 San Diego Mortuary and Cremation Care 619-477-4139 




JONES, ALICE E. of Santee 2/15/1945 to 11/1/2010 1:00 p.m. on 11/5 at Featheringill Mortuary Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511 




RODGERS, AUBREY RALPH Oceanside 11/20/1921 - 10/28/2010 UCSD Body Donation Program (858) 534-4546 



Adeline Estrada

Adeline Estrada January 8, 1954 - October 27, 2010 Early Wednesday morning, October 27, 2010, Adeline departed this world to join her father, Manuel J.; her nephew, Gabriel; her grandparents; and her favorite Chihuahua, Charlie, in Heaven. Though strong-willed and determined, she lost her four-year battle with breast cancer. Adeline passed in her sleep, just a few feet away from her mother, Nellie, in the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Karl. Adeline was a graduate of South Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield College, and CSU Bakersfield. She worked at Montgomery Ward, Robinsons-May, House to Home, and then at the Silver Spray Pharmacy. Though she had not worked since 2006, she kept her Pharmacy Tech. certificate up to date. Adeline was a devout Dallas Cowboys fan, rarely missing a game and twice traveled to Texas Stadium to see the Cowboys play. Adeline always enjoyed the holiday season and was known to spend hours in the kitchen baking cookies and cakes for her friends and family. She also never missed the birthdays of her family, sometimes sending more than one birthday card. Adeline was the first child of Manuel J. and Nellie and is survived by Nellie; sisters, Adrienne and Nancy; brothers, Gary, Larry, and Brian; sisters-in-law, Isabel and Cindy; her nephews and nieces, Arlene, Renee, Hector Jr., Mathew, Victor, Steven, Christopher, Stephanie, Katherine, Kristen, Jonathan, Amber, Benjamin, Chelsea, Nicholas, Christopher, and Jacob; and by grandnieces, Lizzy and Jasmine. Church service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis Church, 900 "H" St. In honor of Adeline, her family requests that women get regular breast exams. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary



Alan Price

Friday, November 5, 2010 3:00 AM 

Alan H. Price, 82, of Lodi, died Nov. 4. He was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. 



Albert Willman

Friday, November 5, 2010 3:00 AM 

Albert Willman, 91, of Galt, died Nov. 2. He was born Sept. 2, 1919 in Baraboo, Wis. 



Alexander 'Pinky' Pedemonte, original member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, dies at 86

Friday, November 5, 2010 10:23 AM 

SANTA CRUZ -- Alexander "Pinky" Pedemonte, who helped found the iconic Santa Cruz Surfing Club in 1936, died Tuesday.


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Alfred "Bud" Luiz

Died accidentally on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Petaluma, CA, beloved brother of Dorothy Luiz and Evelyn Luiz both of San Rafael; and the late Richard Luiz, Joseph Luiz and Ernest Luiz. Loving uncle of Ernest Luiz, Robert Luiz, Joseph Luiz of Petaluma, Anne Luiz Munk of Cotati and Kathy Luiz Bean of Albany, OR. Also survived by numerous grand nieces and nephews. Born in Napa, CA 84 years ago. A lifelong Marin County dairyman, Bud enjoyed hunting, especially his annual hunting trips to Colorado. He was known for his regular routine of having coffee with friends at the Boulevard Café or Pete's Henny Penny Restaurant in Petaluma. A visitation will be held, Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. Family and friends are also invited to meet on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at the mortuary, thence to St. Vincent de Paul Church, Petaluma, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael, CA. The family prefer memorials be made to the or to your local hospice.



Alice M. Frith

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Amaral, MaryAnn

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

MaryAnn Amaral Resident of Hayward MaryAnn Amaral, Born Dec. 1948. Entered into rest Nov. 1, 2010. Youngest of 6 children to Earnest and Lucille .....



Anita Vedder

Anita Vedder passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Beloved wife of George Vedder. Caring sister of Arden Schulte, Diane Keppel, and the late Dean Short. She was 59 years of age. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the



Anna M. Cingrani

Anna M. (Anne) Cingrani, age 96, died Oct. 23, 2010 at Copper Ridge Care Center in Redding following a short illness., Born in St. Louis, Mo., on April 14, 1914, she spent most of her childhood years growing up in Chicago, Ill. After graduating from high school, she moved to southern California with her family, where she worked in various administrative and clerical positions. Marrying in 1944, she and her husband, Frank, settled in Oxnard where they lovingly raised their two children. As their children reached high school age, Anne returned to work, starting part-time at the CBC Federal Credit Union in Port Hueneme where she eventually advanced to office manager before joining her husband in retirement and moving to Camarillo. Anne remained quite active in retirement., With an inquisitive mind and adventurous spirit, she accompanied her husband on many travels to the far corners of the world and to elder hostels throughout the United States. Always creative, she took up painting in her 60s and became an accomplished and prodigious artist. Her landscape paintings adorn many a wall in the homes of family and friends., Anne also put her creative talents to work doing volunteer arts and crafts work for St. Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo where, among other things, she handcrafted hundreds of Hug me where it hurts pillows given to hospital surgery patients., Always devoted to her large extended family, Anne was preceded in death by her parents, William and Effie Hatchman; sisters, Harriet Hatchman, Marcella Hatchman and Lee Faulmann; brothers, William Hatchman and Robert Hatchman; and her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Frank Cingrani. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Gustafson; son, Don Cingrani; grandson, Andrew Gustafson, all of Redding; grandson, Erik Gustafson of Chico; granddaughter, Dr. Megan Madden of Madison, Wis.; and great-grandchildren, Kindall Gustafson, Rylan Gustafson and Ashley Gustafson., Beneath Annes humble and unassuming demeanor was an intelligence and strength of character that solved many a dilemma and made her the rock of her family. She had an uncanny ability to see through most any issue that confronted her and come up with the most practical and accepted solution. Often the last to speak, Anne was usually the one everyone listened to. She was definitely someone you wanted on your side of an argument. Blessed with a wonderful sense of humor she never missed a chance to lovingly tease or play a practical joke on friends and family alike. Even as the years began to rob her of her memory, Anne never lost her wry wit and the ability to make those around her laugh. She enriched us all by her presence and clearly gave more to life than she ever took from it. A better legacy is hard to imagine., In honor of Annes wishes, there will be no funeral services. Her family asks simply that she be celebrated by the remembrances of those whose lives she touched.



Anson, Mary Jean

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mary Jean Anson July 15, 1928 - Oct 26, 2010 Resident, Hayward & Tracy Mary Jean Anson (82) passed away peacefully on October 26 ..... 



Anthony Lynn Williams

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Antonio Polo

Antonio Tony Orta Polo passed away into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 30, 2010., Tony was longtime resident of Oxnard. Born in Morelia, Michoacan Mexico to Antonio Polo and Eugenia Orta Polo on March 21, 1959. Tony attended Curren Elementary, Haydock Junior High and Oxnard High School. Growing up, Tony was well known as a boxer and boxing fan. He worked out at local gyms and had often boxed at local events. As an adult Tony accelerated as a custom car painter., Tony was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, godfather, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Tony always considered himself to be blessed to have a loving family and was close to his children. He is survived by his mother, Eugenia Polo; sisters, Martha and Gina polo; brothers, Alex and Martin Polo; his children, Little Tony, Regina, Michael and his little princess Jasmin Polo, Ronnie Apodaca and Raymond Barrera. Tony was especially proud of his grandchildren, Steven Jr., Andrew, Michael Jr., Majesta Bell, Dejaih, Adam, Josiah, Celest and unborn Baby Johnny. Tony was proceeded in death by his father, Antonio Polo., Tony will always be remembered for his love and caring personality and the kind and big hearted person he was. He lived everyday as it was his last and never worried about what others thought of him. He lived by the saying I am who I am and stuck by it. He will always be remembered as a Jokester the life of the party with his overwhelming sense of humor and his contagious laughter. On behalf of our father we would like to send a special thank you to one of his closest friends, Mike Soto, for all his love and support which is greatly appreciated. As our dad would say thats my true homie. Thank you., Visitation is planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at First Assembly of God, 523 N. Fifth St., Port Hueneme. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Perez Funeral Home, 1347 Del Norte Rd., Camarillo, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Perez Funeral Home. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, 983-3457. Please sign Tony's Memorial Tribute at



Arthur Edward Kuhlmann

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Arthur Howard Woods Sr.

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BELL, John

BELL, John Passed away peacefully on the morning of October 31st, 2010 in Santa Barbara. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. John lived a life of 93 years, born December of 1917 in Franklin, Kansas to a working class family of 1 sister and 2 brothers. John's upbringing in that rural Kansas community is where he learned the values that shaped his life. John served in the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged.




Beuna Knight Pichey died October 29, 2010 at age 77. She was a naturopathic health practitioner and nutritionist who practiced for many years in Alameda. She is survived by her loving husband Sam Pichey of Alameda, brothers Ray C. Knight of Firebaugh, CA, and Donald V. Knight of San Francisco, and their families. She will be missed by her many clients and friends. Donations may be made to the or to a favorite charity.




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BUTLER,BILLY FERRELL of Alpine 10/17/1935 - 11/02/2010 In lieu of flowers please send donations to Sharp Hospice American Cremation Service (619) 283-5842




MARCHMENT, BONNIE LADENE Born April 24, 1925 in Baxter, Iowa and passed away November 2, 2010 in San Diego, Calif. Bonnie has lived in the San Diego area since the 1940's. She loved to play basketball and was an All State player in her junior year of High School. Bonnie was an accomplished bowler and had won many trophies and awards. She started painting and in her late 40's was very accomplished in that also. She will be missed so much by her loving family. She has been married to Mr. Albert Marchment for 40 years. She was also survived by three children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at a later date. Services under the direction of Clairemont Mortuary, (858) 279-2211.




BUHRING, Brian 2/11/69 - 11/3/10 Brian passed away Wednesday 11/3/2010 in Santa Barbara. Brian was born in Hammond, Indiana and moved to California with his family in 1974.



Balbirnie, Margie

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Margie Balbirnie, 66, of Louisburg, KS passed away October 29, 2010 at her home.  She was surrounded by family and her many Jehovah's Witness .....



Baltazar Calderon

On Nov. 2, 2010, Baltazar Calderon passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy, courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was fortunate to be surrounded by an incredible amount of love given by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Baltazar was born on April 5, 1933 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. When he was 23, while staying with his brother, he met 19-year-old Lucila Saucedo, who was visiting from Durango. Baltazar and Lucila were married in 1956 and settled in Ciudad Juarez to start their ever growing family. His first venture into the U.S. was through the "Brasero" Guestworker Program of the 1950s. He traveled through California and the southwest as an itinerant farm worker, eventually concentrating on Southern California. When he happened upon a small town nestled in the shadow of South Mountain called Santa Paula, he knew it was the place he wanted to raise his children with Lucila., Baltazar will always be remembered by his family and friends for his remarkable work ethic, and the indescribable joy he found in simply being around his many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the most important part of his life, and he cherished every one of them from the moment they were born., Preceding Baltazar in death were his mother, Soledad, and his father, Martin; his brother, Lorenzo; and his aunt, Elena. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Lucila; his brothers, Melchor and Gaspar of Mexico; his children, Manuela (Rito) Vega, Margarita (Tony) Pineda, Veronica (Salvador) Varela, Diana (Jose) Garcia, Baltazar Jr. (Martha), Lucy (Javier) Sandez, Jose, Alfredo, and Irene (Kevin) Buggy. Also grandchildren, Sergio, Rito Jr., Brenda, Roberto, Anthony III, Jeannine, Salvador, Jennifer, Jessica, Denise, Edward, Arlene, Michael, Ryan, Nicole, Alex, Lily, Joey, Briana, Melony, Tristan and Kaitlyn, and 11 great-grandchildren., He will also be missed by numerous grandchildren- in-law. Baltazar Calderon was a light in all of our lives, and he will continue to burn brightly in the hearts of those of us who will love our "Apa" forever. The Calderon family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Mike Tushla and his staff, and all the Vitas Hospice nurses that cared for Baltazar in his final days. Their comforting and compassionate care helped him and his family get through this difficult time. God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be., So he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, And although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best. -Author Unknown Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula. Graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Santa Paula Cemetery, 380 Cemetery Rd., Santa Paula.



Barbara Button-Johnston

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Barbara Ester (Washburn) Lamb

Born April 23, 1916 -, Passed October 19, 2010, Barbara Ester (Washburn) Lamb passed away in Cayucos on October 19, 2010 at the age of 94. Barbara was born in Hanford, CA on April 23, 1916 to Earl and Mary Viola (Hames) Washburn. She was born in the family home on Florinda Street and attended local schools. She graduated from Hanford High School in 1934 and attended COS for two years., She moved to Visalia in the mid forties and started a 45 year career as a legal secretary, mostly with Mr. Mitchell. She married Norman Lamb in 1954 in Carmel, CA. Norman was a petroleum supplier in Visalia. Upon her husband's death in 1992, Barbara would split time between Visalia and Cayucos. She cherished her Cayucos home and spending time with her nieces and nephews over the recent years. Holiday's were very special with family. Visiting the Sequoia's, San Francisco for a play and shopping, Tony Bennett's music and a good crab sandwich were some of her favorites., Barbara left us suddenly on October 19. She was still driving to the coast, wearing high heels, very independent, and would enjoy champagne in a very cold glass. She lived her life right to the end with a lot of class., Barbara is the last of her immediate family to pass. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Viola (Hames) Washburn; brother Earl Jr. and wife Billie; brother Byron (Moe); sister Marjorie (Washburn) Chambers and husband Charles., She is survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends., Private burial was October 27, 2010 at the Kings River Cemetery in Hanford where her Mother and Father, brother Earl and wife Billie are also buried. The cemetery is only a short distance from her Mother's birth place on the Kings River., We will miss you Barbara. The memories will console us and your spirit will live with us for all time. We were fortunate to have been part of your life and will always smile when we remember our tall, red headed and fun loving Aunt Barbara. You were truly "one of a kind.", There will be a Celebration of Life held at the Depot Restaurant, 207 E. Oak Ave, Visalia, California, on Saturday, November 13th, from 12 - 3 p.m., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230 (559)584-5591.



Barbara HARRIS

HARRIS, Barbara Mar. 30, 1919 - Oct. 20, 2010 Barbara Harris, 91, died October 20 in Brea. Barbara Pauline Jones, the fifth of six children, was born March 30, 1919 in Pomona, California, where her parents, Pauline Upton Jones and Paul Revere Jones farmed 100 acres. Although she did not graduate from high school, Barbara took courses and training programs throughout her life to try to improve herself. She worked at various jobs through the years but was most proud of being a realtor in the 1960's. In 1937 she married Sidney Russell, and her daughter Marlene was born in 1938, but the marriage ended in divorce. In 1943 she married Milton "Swede" Nyquist, and in 1944, her daughter Barbara was born, but that marriage also ended in divorce. In the 1950's she lived for a while in the San Francisco Bay Area, near her mother and sisters but returned to Los Angeles, where she remained until 2007. In 1967 she married Edward D. Harris with whom she enjoyed many years managing their apartment building in Los Angeles and leading motor home caravans through Mexico. Edward died in 1997. For the past few years she lived in Buena Park with her daughter Marlene and son-in-law Homer. Barbara Pauline Jones Harris is survived by her daughters Marlene Russell Thexton and husband Homer, Kim Barbara Nyquist Elder and husband Richard, three nieces, seven grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. She was buried at Rose Hills, Whittier, October 23.



Barbara McKendry

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Bennett, Gloria

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Gloria Bennett of Acampo, California passed away on November 2, 2010, due to an injury sustained by a fall, and other health problems. She ..... 



Bernadine Mitchum O'Connor

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Bernadine., She was born on March 3, 1945, in Fallon, Nev., to Bernard and Vera Reihl and lived in Vacaville all of her life., She graduated from Vacaville High School in 1962. She married William "Bill" Mitchum in 1962 and had their only child William "Mitch" Mitchum Jr. in 1966. Later, she met and married Delwyn "Gene" O'Connor in 1978., Bernadine was well known as "Vacaville's Tupperware lady" in the '70s, her colorful dresses, her friendly smile and as a rural postal carrier from 1975 to 1995. She enjoyed fishing, crafts, singing and beach combing., She is survived by her husband, Gene; son, Mitch and his wife Phyllis; stepdaughters, Bridget and Patty; father, Bernard; and siblings Randy and Mary., A visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St. A funeral with Dale Crist officiating will follow on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Burial to follow at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Berniece Strauss

Berniece Strauss, Resident of Los Gatos, Born January 17, 1914 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Leah Rosenthal, Berniece passed away peacefully on October 18, 2010. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Berniece is survived by her daughter Marilyn Campbell and husband Lawrence, her son Michael Strauss and wife Rebecca, grandchildren Michelle Campbell, Mark Campbell, Matthew Strauss and Merissa Bushey, and a total of eight great-grandchildren., She came to California from Detroit at the age of 13. She faced many challenges in the early years of her life, but was determined to be successful. After graduating from Commerce High in San Francisco, she enrolled in the Lux Junior College for Girls. After one year, she got a scholarship from the National Council of Jewish Women to do a year-long internship at the Children's Hospital in San Francisco, where she learned medical technology. She married her beloved husband, Leighton Strauss, in 1938 and they remained married until his passing in 2002., Full of energy and joy throughout her lifetime, Berniece was committed to caring for everyone around her. She was a bridge player, prolific seamtress, talented knitter, great cook and loved to bowl. She took great pride in doting on her family, and was well known for her love of Scottish Terriers. Always thankful for what she had, Berniece often donated her time and resources to local charities, such as Kainos and Hadassah., She lived at the Terraces of Los Gatos for twelve years and had many wonderful friends. Her last three years in assisted living were pleasant for her because she was very social and loved all the activities. The Terraces staff members that tended to her needs were so caring, and Berniece greatly appreciated their kindness. Berniece Strauss will be greatly missed by her friends and family., A memorial service will be held at the Terraces of Los Gatos at 800 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, on November 21 at 10 AM., In lieu of flowers please send donations to Kainos, or Hadassah,



Beth Skarshaug

Beth Stephenson Skarshaug, Resident of San Jose, Jan. 23, 1918-Oct. 27, 2010, Lifted up in the gentle embrace of angels, Beth Caroline Stephenson Skarshaug was drawn into the heaven of her faith on October 27, 2010. Born on January 23, 1918 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Wade and Floy Stephenson she grew up with five siblings. Beth met her husband, Nordahl H. Skarshaug on a blind date. They married in 1942 moving to Richland, Washington., Beth accomplished many years of volunteer work for the Girl Scouts of America, The League of Women Voters and various church groups. Nordy and Beth were members of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in San Jose since 1970, taking part in many church activities. Nordy preceded Beth in death in 1995. Beth continued to enjoy traveling as she had done with her husband for many years. Finding laughter and companionship with family and friends, she lived comfortably and happy in her final years. Her travels are over now, her last trip taking her to eternal rest., Survived by her daughters Debora (Michael) Crowley and Rebecca (Troy) Fisher, and grandchildren Evan, Marc, Erin and Amy. Beth's eight great-grandchildren will miss their Bestamor, who adored each of them., A Memorial and Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2pm at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 5100 Camden Avenue, San Jose. Private entombment was held at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose. The family respectfully requests memorial contributions may be made to The .



Betty J. Cobine

Betty J. Cobine of Atwater passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 in a Merced hospital at the age of 84 years. She was a native of Merced and lived in that area all her life. Betty was a retired rancher. She loved the out of doors including: camping, fishing, treasure hunting and family gatherings. She was raised on a ranch in the Livingston/Turlock area and drove a logging truck in her younger years. Betty was a loving aunt and will be missed greatly., Betty was preceded in death by her husband; Joseph William Cobine and her foster parents; Ulysses S. Darrah and Jessie Darrah., She is survived by a cousin; Mable Kline of Modesto, several nieces and nephews; Mary Tucker of Fresno, Anne Huffman of Armona, Darlene King of Fresno, Janet Saulter of Darnell, Arkansas, Sandy Jones of San Jose, Betty Montgomery of Lemoore, Lois Miguel of Hanford and David Johnson of Visalia., Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona, CA., Friends who wish may contribute to the , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



Betty Jane (Monte) Aduddell

Betty Jane Aduddell, 83, of Hanford, California passed away on November 2, 2010 in Fresno, California., She was born in Hanford, California on May 27, 1927 to Mitchell and Rose Monte. Betty moved to Hanford, California in the early 1950's and on July 11, 1952 she married Don Aduddell in San Francisco, California. Betty worked for Kings County as a Social Worker from 1949 to 1992, retiring after 43 years of service. She attended St. Brigid Catholic Church of Hanford. Betty enjoyed shopping, gambling and times spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Betty was a very special lady with a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her., Betty leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 58 years, Don Aduddell of Hanford, CA; her children Donna Arevalo and husband, Manuel of Hanford, CA, Colleen Aduddell and Dave Ieronimo of Lemoore, CA and Michelle Aduddell of Hanford, CA; Randy Leach (whom Betty and Don loved like a son of Hanford, CA.); seven grandchildren, Michael Todd, Jr., Andrea Pepe, Jason Woods, Josh Woods, Joseph Todd, Drew Arevalo and Jarred Woods, ten grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Pete Monte in 2002 and her son, Michael Aduddell-Todd, Sr. in 2003., Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Betty Roberta Evanikoff

A Graveside Service for Betty Roberta Evanikoff, 86, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, with 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,,



Beulah Ora L'Heureux

On Sunday, October 31, 2010, Beulah Ora L'Heureux joined Our Lord. Born, at home, on August 8, 1918, in Hawthorne, Calif.; she remained a resident of Hawthorne until marrying Arthur N. L'Heureux, a Naval Officer, in 1941., They built their home in La Mesa, Calif., but were stationed many places before retiring from the Navy in 1956, and returning to San Diego County with their five children: Julia, Lawrence, Leonard, Louis, and Yvonne., After graduation from Leuzinger High School, Beulah worked for the for The Telephone Company, in Los Angeles, Richmond, Washington D.C., and Boston. Then attended Grossmont College and San Diego State College, and worked as a nurse for Grossmont Hospital until retiring and moving to Oxnard, Calif., in 1980. She continued to provide patient care through Home Health Care and also worked with Catholic Charities in Ventura County and the Coachella Valley., Baptized into the Catholic Church in 1958, she generously gave of herself to her Church and community, organizing and volunteering for numerous organizations and groups. As a member of Santa Sophia Parish in Spring Valley, Calif., she was involved in the Altar Society and Prayer Group, and was a Scout Leader for the school. She was a group leader for Recovery, Inc, and brought Meals on Wheels to East County, San Diego, plus served as President. She also sat on the Board of the Licensed Vocational Nurses' League. In 1975, Beulah became an Oblate of Holy Trinity Benedictine Monastery in St. David, Ariz. In 1980, Beulah joined Santa Clara Parish, where she was blessed with many dear friends and given the opportunity to do Our Lord's work. We, her family, will always be grateful for the love showered upon her by so many wonderful members of the congregation., While still physically able, she coordinated RCIA, organized Lenten Soup Supper and Sunday Coffee and Donuts; and was active in the Catholic Charities' "Gleaning " program. She also was a member of the Eucharist Ministry, Altar Society, Prayer Group, and "Spirit of Love"., She is preceded in death, by her father, James Jones; mother, M. Ruth Jones; brother, J. Walter Jones, and sister-in-law, Alice; sister, Patricia Arneson, and brother-in-law, Les; husband, Arthur; son, Leonard; daughter, Julie Dunn; granddaughter, Deena Dunn, and great-nephew, Anthony Gabrielli. She is survived by her sons: Lawrence and Louis; daughter, Yvonne; granddaughter, Bernadette Diner and her husband, Christopher, and their sons, her great-grandsons: Ryan and Sean; grandson, Nicholas Peterson; Niece, Cynthia Gabrielli, and nephews: Michael, Daniel, Les, David and Douglas Arneson, and their families., Services will be held at Santa Clara Church, 323 S. 'E' St., Oxnard, Calif., on Saturday, November 6, 2010; the Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m., and mass will follow, at 10 a.m. She will be buried at Holy Trinity Monastery in Arizona. In her honor, please donate your time and energy toward sharing God's love with all on this earth.



Bonnie Lee Downs

Bonnie Lee Downs, 65, of Vacaville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, after a long illness in Vacaville., She was born in Rich-mond, Calif., on Feb. 20, 1945., She enjoyed bowling and playing pool., Bonnie is survived by her sons, Randy Green and Darrell Green; sisters and brother-in-law, Connie and Michael Ferber and Becky Dubey; five grandchildren, Aissa Green, Tonya Green, Samantha Green, Darrell Green Jr., and Josh Green; one great-grandchild on the way and many nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Alexander Downs., A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., at McCune Garden Chapel with Pastor Tim Nalley officiating., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Borrink, Lawrence Francis "Larry"

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Lawrence Francis Borrink "Larry" of Lockeford, CA passed away Thursday, October 28, after a courageous battle with cancer. Larry was 67 years old. Larry .....



Brodie, Hugh "Misfire"

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Mr. Hugh Brodie Resident of Grass Valley Hugh A. Brodie (aka Misfire) passed away at his home in Grass Valley unexpectedly on Thursday morning .....




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EQUIHUA, CELESTE ANAI of El Cajon 2/19/1990 - 10/31/2010 Visitation 11/5, 4-8 p.m. Featheringill College Chapel Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511 




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Carlos Latorre

Carlos Latorre 47, of Yuba City, CA passed away November 3, 2010. Private services are under the arrangements of Holycross Memorial Services.



Carol Ann Moore

Carol Ann Moore went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. She was born May 1, 1953, in Fort Worth. After graduating from Arlington Heights High School in 1971, Carol attended UTA and was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. She also served as youth representative on the board of Central Christian Church in Fort Worth. She was an active volunteer for the Maui AIDS Foundation and Desert AIDS project in Palm Springs, Calif. She was a member of Desert Chapel in Palm Springs, assisting with outreach for Somalia and Haiti. She was actively part of the patient advocate boards associated with the Proton Center at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. She was a current member of River Oaks Christian Church in Fort Worth. Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Nic Harlow. Survivors: She leaves memories to cherish by her daughter, Monica McDaniel and husband, George McDaniel, and their daughter, Rylee; parents, John and Jolene Moore; her siblings, Susan Hunt, Steven Moore and Sarah Gilmore and their families; and many more family and friends both in Texas and in California. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010 at River Oaks Christian Church, 5613 Meandering Road, River Oaks, Texas followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2010 at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel, 7301 E. Lancaster, Ft. Worth, Texas 76112. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Loma Linda University Medical Center Proton Department, Box 2000, Loma Linda, Calif. 92350. Please share your memories of Carol Ann at



Carol Graham

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Carolyn Marie Leverenz

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



Catherine Bowman

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Catherine Yoshimi "Cathy" Nakatani

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,,



Cecilia Galindo Lopez

On Oct. 29, 2010, Cecilia Galindo Lopez, beloved wife, mother, sister, went with the Lord suddenly but peacefully at the age of 53., She was a soft spoken mother with a loving heart. Everyday in her prayers she would start off the day asking the Lord for peace in the world, healing prayer for the ill, and give thanks., She enjoyed being around friends, neighbors, and family. She loved to visit, and she loved visitors, especially with her son, Eric, and her mother-in-law, Andrea Lopez. She considered everyone she came in contact with her family. She graduated from Oxnard High School in 1976, and was employed by Seaboard Lemon Assn. in Oxnard, Gaizer Tool in Ventura, and Service Master in Camarillo. Cecilia is preceded in death by her father, Ramon Galindo., She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Manuel Parra Lopez; beloved sons, Eric Ray Lopez, Angel Andres Lopez; and beloved daughter, Jeanette Cecilia Lopez; sister, Maria Galindo Rivera (Luis); and brother, Jose Luis Galindo; aunts, Socorro Flores and Guadalupe Galindo; mother in-law, Andrea P. Lopez; brothers-in-law, Louis P. Lopez (Rose), John P. Lopez (Carol), Guadalupe P. Lopez (Buzz), Joseph P. Lopez (Veronica), and Robert P. Lopez (Malena); many nieces, nephews, cousins, compadres, God children and friends., Her love of God and her open heart has given us the strength to ease the pain, and assure all of us she is in peace with the Lord. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Garcia Mortuary Chapel, 629 South "A" Street in Oxnard. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at St. Anthonys Catholic Church, Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North "H" Street, Oxnard., For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.



Charles E. (Chuck) Davenport

Davenport, Charles E. (Chuck), 82, of Fountain Valley, passed away October 30th. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Mary Katheryn; 8 children; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and numerous family and



Charles McTaggart

McTaggart, Charles March 9, 1942 - November 3, 2010 Charlie McTaggart of Valenica, CA and Bow, WA, passed away November 3, 2010 in Valencia. He was born March 9, 1942 in Los Angeles. Mr. McTaggart served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy while stationed in Japan. He was a sergeant in the Los Angeles Police Department and served in the force for 27 years until his retirement in 1990. He was also named by his peers as, "The Toughest Cop Alive." On November 18, 2010 he was due to be inducted into the LAPD Hall of Fame. Mr. McTaggart cared deeply about his health and the health of others. He was an avid runner and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He is survived by his dear wife, Dorothy Lynn, whom he married on October 15, 1988; son, Brian McTaggart; step-sons, Robert McKee and Todd McKee; step-daughters, Sheri Tynon and Michele Myers; brother, Jack McTaggart; sister, Kathy Wildermuth; nephews Jack Wildermuth and Roger Wildermuth; and niece Sandy Wildermuth.



Charles W. "Chuck" Chandler

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



Cheryl Ann Prevost

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Christina Brem Haley

Christina Haley was welcomed into heaven and the arms of Jesus Nov. 2, 2010, following her lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer., Those she left behind found the world a little emptier with the loss of her joy, her light, her life. All who knew Chris and spent any time at all with her came away feeling encouraged and somehow better for having spent time in her presence., Christina was born to Glenn and Muriel Brem in Gilroy, Calif., on July 31, 1946. She completed her formal education with two Master's degrees from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where she enjoyed college life to the fullest, and eventually met her husband, Roger Haley of Ventura. Chris and Roger were married in 1975 and began their family life on the Haley Ranch, the family ranch outside of Ojai, where Roger worked closely in business with his mother, Katherine Haley., The joys of Chris' life were their sons, Bret, Bradley and Bryan. While the Haley boys were young, Chris spent her days and nights teaching and raising her boys to be the ranchers and gentlemen they are today. When they reached school age and Chris was no longer needed as much at home, she found herself involved in their schools, classrooms, and, eventually, her chosen profession of teaching other children, and she was often found substituting in schools around the Ojai area., Her later teaching years were spent working with children who were housebound for health and other reasons. Christina loved working closely with "her families" and the impact she had on countless lives is recounted often by those she loved and was privileged to teach., Aside from her many gifts of entertaining, decorating, gardening and flower arranging, a key focus of Christina's was her deep interest in the history of Ventura County, mostly as it pertained to Rancho Casitas and the Haley/Hoffman/Hobson family. Their home is filled with scrapbooks, albums and other memorabilia of early Rancho days., She served on the Museum Board and was an active participant in local and County historical events. In the later years of her life, Chris' and Roger's grandsons, Wyatt, Weston, Brayden and Jack Haley brought even more joy and much laughter into their lives and the last years of their life together., The grandsons' antics and anecdotes were a constant topic of conversation to anyone she talked with! Even though she left this earth far too early, and when the boys were very small, her presence and impact on their lives will be felt by them forever., In addition to Roger, their sons Bret Douglas (Leigh Davy Haley), Bradley William (Erin Mescher Haley) and Bryan Christopher (Lindsay Harris Haley), and their grandsons, Christina is survived by her parents, Glenn and Muriel Brem of Gilroy; her siblings, Vicki Ciraulo (Stan) of Morgan Hill, Rich Brem (Trish) of Hollister, Ed Brem (Jane) of Salinas and Peggy Fischer (Jeff) of San Jose; in-laws, Andrea Haley Pfister (Hank), Bob Haley (Martha) and Virginia Haley Dean; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, a large extended family and a host of close, lifelong friends., What people will remember most about Christina Haley was what an incredible friend she was and her commitment to serving, encouraging and challenging those she loved. Her life exemplified one of the most well-known chapters in the Bible "Love is patient, kindnot self-seeking. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.", The family has requested, for those who feel a desire to do so, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christina B. Haley Memorial Shepherd's Fund, Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro Street, Ojai, CA 93023. Interment was private. A Celebration of Chris' life will be held at Ojai Valley Community Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be sent to www.TedMayrFuneralHome.Com.



Christopher J. Holmes

Christopher Joseph Holmes, born Aug. 16, 1925 in New York City, died on Oct. 31, 2010 in Santa Rosa. He was 85. He is survived by his partner of 46 years, Herbert E. "Rock" Rockefeller, and his loyal dog, Chimay. A Celebration of Life will be held in Santa Rosa on November 20th. For details, call 523-4634 or e-mail For a full obituary, please see Sunday's Press Democrat.



Ciro Ferrigno

Ciro Ferrigno, 47, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2010. He was born April 3, 1963 in San Pedro, California. A lifetime resident of San Pedro, Ciro was a dedicated family man and a local commercial fisherman for the past three decades aboard the Ferrigno Boy. Those who worked with Ciro knew him as a great leader in the fishing industry. After the passing of his father, Joe Ferrigno, in 1997, Ciro and his brother Joey dedicated themselves to continuing the legacy of the Ferrigno Boy. He was also a member of the Marine Life Protective Act (MLPA) where he strived to provide more job opportunity and security for the everyday man trying to earn a living for his family. Ciro is survived by the "love of his life", Tina; four beautiful children, Nicholas 24, Kristina 21, Michelle 18, Ciro Jr. 16; his mother, Nicolina Ferrigno; brothers, Joey (Christine), Sal (Georgia), Leonard (Debbie); his sister, Maria (Frank); and eighteen nieces and nephews who he simply adored. Ciro's primary focus in life was being a great husband and father. He took pride in his role as a father. The moments in life with his wife and children are what mattered most to him. Ciro absolutely loved the mountains; he was an avid skier and enjoyed spending time on the slopes with his family and friends. Ciro was a loving, caring and generous man who touched the lives of many, and he will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. Rosary and visitation is Sunday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, San Pedro. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Church on Monday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. A secondary viewing will be held from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. prior to funeral services also at Holy Trinity Church. Please sign the guestbook at



Clair Francis Norman

1934 - 2010 Former colleagues, friends and students will be sad to hear of the passing of Petaluma resident Clair Francis Norman who was struck by a car in San Francisco and died on October 22, 2010. Mr. Norman taught foreign languages at Petaluma Junior High School for over 25 years. He was fluent in French and German and was an avid student of Spanish and Russian. He was a graduate of St. John's University in Minnesota. Norman served in the US Army in Europe after the, and then came to Petaluma. He was a world traveler and enjoyed the year he spent in Laos on a Fullbright Scholarship as an English teacher in 1965. He was also the author of two books: Black Bootee and California Cruising. He organized and led the Petaluma Federation of Teachers during the 1970s and served in the leadership of the California Federation of Teachers. In the last few years, many Petaluma residents saw green enthusiast Norman on his bicycle almost every morning, stopping to pick up bottles and cans which he deposited in recycle bins on his way home. Clair Norman is survived by hundreds of friends, former colleagues and thousands of students. There will be a Celebration of Life at a time and place to be announced. If you would like to be invited to the event, please e-mail and use "Clair Norman" as the subject and leave your telephone number.



Claire Johnson

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Clara Watkins

Resident of Rohnert Park, CA. Our Beloved "Grama Sunshine's" soul rose with the sun on the morning of Oct. 27, 2010 in Santa Rosa. Born Clementina, to Vincenza and Olinda DiFulvio, in Tonawanda, New York, on March 18, 1928. She was preceded in heaven by her parents, and her husbands, Ciro "Jerry" Fasso and William "Bill" Watkins. After marrying Jerry in Buffalo, NY in 1948, the couple settled in Cheektowaga, NY, and started their family. In September 1965, Clara and Jerry loaded the kids into their new, blue 1965 Ford Custom Sedan. Towing a trailer with their belongings, they left Cheektowaga, driving through rain, sleet and snow, heading for the California dream. They found it when they arrived in the Bay Area. They settled in Alameda where they raised their family of four. Clara later married a second time to Bill Watkins. After retirement she and Bill moved to South Lake Tahoe where they both enjoyed playing the slots. She was the treasurer and an active member of the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League. Now widowed, in 2005 she moved to Rohnert Park to be closer to her family. Thanksgiving dinner will never be the same without her prayers and her toasts to her "Wonderful Family". Chin Chin! Clara was a free spirit and a woman of many mysteries. She had the ability to make friends anywhere she went. She had fun playing card games and loved crafting her very detailed and treasured hand-made bead work. She always kept her Angels close by and now she has met them face to face, and has received her own wings. Blessed be God. She is survived by her children Janet (Joe) Castro, Michele (Dave) Thompson, James (Julie) Fasso, and Renee (Duane) Stockton. Also by her grandchildren, Zachary (Cassandra), Joshua (Jennifer), Jeremy, Alexander (Rachel), Jay, Nicholas, Kaitlin and Lauren; along with her great granddaughter Clementine, named after Grama Sunshine. She is deeply loved and will be missed by all. A celebration of her wonderfully colorful life will be held at a later date.



Clement Pat Patriarca

Clement "Pat" Patriarca, a 35 year resident of Camarillo, California, passed away suddenly at home on October 26, 2010 at the age of 86. His legacy is one of caring, generosity, and love of family., He was born in Middlesex, New Jersey on November 23, 1923. After graduating high school he served his country in the U.S. Army's 701st Tank Battalion from February 1943 to January 1946. Prior to deploying for the European theater operations, he married his sweetheart, Rose De Paolo, in September 1943. Upon arrival in England to prepare for the D-Day invasion, he entered the continent in August 1944 near Cherbourg and St. Lo, France, and continued on through France, Belgium, and Germany. He was a veteran of battles of Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe, with victory in Gotha, Germany in June 1945., Following his discharge from the Army, he and Rose settled down to raise a family in Middlesex, New Jersey. He earned his pilot's license in 1948, and shortly thereafter was employed in government service. He was transferred to California in 1961 with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. After living in Northern California for a short time, Pat and his family moved to Southern California where he continued to work for NASA until his retirement in 1985., During retirement, Pat had many hobbies and pastimes which included the restoration of a British sport car, learning how to play tennis, and enjoying the company of his grandchildren, family and friends. More recently, he enjoyed his daily McDonald's gatherings and Friday night pizza with his friends., Pat is predeceased by Rose, his wife of 65 years, and he is survived by three children, Dennis Patriarca of Oakton, Virginia; Diane Smith of Temecula, Calif.; and Thomas Patriarca of Ventura, California, and four grandchildren, Brittany, Bonnie, Steven, and Christian., Memorial service and viewing will be Wednesday, November 3 from 5-8 p.m. at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 1075 East Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010; phone 482-1166.



Clyde Haltom

Clyde Haltom, 85, of Redding died Tuesday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



Cook, Arnold J.

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Arnold J. Cook Resident of Hathaway Pines Arnold J. Cook, 84 years old, passed away at his residence of 26 yrs. in Hathaway Pines, .....



Cornelia Duchon AUGUST

AUGUST, Cornelia Duchon (94) Born in Cleveland, Ohio, September 11, 1916, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2010. Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Beck August in 2006. She is survived by son Ralph, daughter Jill (David) Pollock, grandsons Matthew (Stella) August, Timothy (Brandi) Pollock, great-grandchildren Maya and Joshua August. Services are Monday, 11 a.m., at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks & Mortuaries-Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.



Cynthia Simerly Dyck

Cynthia Simerly Dyck, 62, of Clovis, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. She was a retired registered nurse for Hinds Hospice. There will be a private service. Remembrances can be sent to Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Ave. Ste. C-1, Fresno, CA 93711.



DEATH NOTICES - November 5, 2010

BERMUDES, Fairy Velma: 91; of Santa Barbara; died Oct. 25; urnside service 10 a.m. today at Santa Barbara Cemetery; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. RASMUSSEN, Esther Alice: 99; of Carpinteria; died Oct. 23; memorial service noon Saturday at her daughter's residence; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.




SCHLOAT, DON Valley Center 9/26/1921 - 10/31/2010 Private Service Ft. Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162 




November 20, 1930 - November 3, 2010 Donald R. Houlihan was born November 20, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Leola and brother Michael. A devoted family man, Donald is survived by his wife, Maryann, to whom he was married over 55 years; his brother Francis; his 4 children - Patricia, Donna (Donald), Catherine (Carlos) and Robert; grandchildren - Joshua, Michael, Steven, Thomas, Sven and Virginia (Steve); great grandchildren - William and Matthew. He was a retired Air Force veteran of 20 years, was employed with General Electric for 2 years, Stuart Radiator/ Modine Radiator 21 years as a Technician, and B&T Cabinet Shop for 4 years. His pride and joy was his family. He took many slides and movies of camping trips, picnics and holiday celebrations. He also enjoyed traveling, barbecuing and wood projects. He served as an usher at Castle Air Force Base. When he retired, he looked forward to attending daily Mass. In his youth, he was a great dancer. He will be greatly missed by his family. Graveside services with Military Honors will be provided by Travis Air Force Base. Family and friends are invited to a public visitation on Saturday November 6, 2010 at Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home of Atwater 3050 N. Winton Way from 1 PM to 5 PM with a Rosary at 4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday November 9, 2010 at 10 AM St. Anthony's Catholic Church 1799 Winton Way of Atwater with burial to follow with full Military Honors in Winton District Cemetery located 7651 W. Almond Avenue, Winton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hinds Hospice. A special thanks to Hinds Hospice for their wonderful support and advice at all hours of the night.




CARTER, DORA Valley Center 03/16/1923 - 10/29/2010 Private Inurnment Ft. Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760)745-2162 



Daniel GOULD

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Danny Kindred (In Memoriam)

IN LOVING MEMORY DANNY KINDRED 06/04/1981 ~ 11/05/2000 10 years ago our lives changed forever as your life on earth tragically came to an end. It seems like yesterday and yet it also seems like so long ago. You touched many lives and taught us many lessons. Remember the song: I have a family here on earth, they are so good to me. I want to share my life with them through all eternity. Families can be together forever, through Heavenly Father\'s plan. We cherish our memories of you, Love, Your Family



Danny Martin

Danny Martin, 54, of Ventura passed away peacefully Monday, October 25, 2010 at home with his wife at his side., Danny was born September 27, 1956 in Ventura. He attended St. Catherine's, Anacapa Middle School and Ventura High. Danny was an avid sports fan of both professional and college leagues. Never missing a game of his favorite teams, Oklahoma Sooners, St. Louis Rams and the L.A. Dodgers. Danny's other passion second to his love of sports was riding his custom built bike with friends., Danny was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He had a smile that could light up a room. He was a caring and giving soul. He was very much a protector of those he dearly loved and cared for. He was a man built of strength and perseverance. Those are just a couple of things about Danny that set him apart from others and made him special. He had a laugh that was so contagious; you couldn't help but laugh right along with him. He always had some kind of story to tell, and each and every one of them he told so well., Our lives have been changed forever, nothing worse than having to say goodbye. Remember all the laughs, be thankful for the time spent, cherish and hold the memories close because that's what he would want the most., God looked around His garden,, And He found an empty place., And then He looked down upon the earth,, And saw your tired face., He put His arms around you,, And lifted you to rest., God's garden must be beautiful,, He always takes the best., He knew that you were suffering,, He knew you were in pain,, He knew that you would never, Get well on earth again., He saw the road was getting rough,, And the hills were hard to climb,, So He closed your weary eyelids,, And whispered "Peace be thine.", It broke our hearts to lose you., But you didn't go alone,, For part of us went with you,, The day God called you home., ~author unknown~, Danny is preceded in death by his father Onyx Martin of Arkansas and daughter Ashlyn S. MacDonald of Ventura. He is survived by his wife and soulmate Cheryl Martin of Ventura, her daughter Ashley also of Ventura. His children Melissa and son Anthony both of Florida, sister Marcy Valenzuela and brother Marc Martin both of Camarillo, sister-in-laws Kathy Smith of Oxnard and Michelle Sust of Camarillo,



Darrel Hildebrand (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Darrel Hildebrand October 7, 1953 - November 5, 2009 The family of Darrel L. Hildebrand wishes to thank the following people for their love and support through Darrel's illness and untimely death from complications of H1N1: Chuck and Vickie Seaton, Tony and Nora Bolivar, Joe and Donna Stramaglia, Christina Brewer, Marilyn Beardslee, the staff Kern Council of Governments and too numerous to mention other friends and colleagues. Since Darrel's death his work and dedication to quality has been recognized and memorialized via the Darrel Hildebrand CSUB Scholarship Award in Public Administration, the Darrel Hildebrand Kern Cog Regional Award of Excellence and the Darrel Hildebrand San Joaquin Valley Regional Blueprint Leadership Award. Darrel, you may be gone in body from this earth but your memory will live on in all of those you have touched in your brief lifetime. We will miss you and love you always. The Hildebrands



Dathene Rae Roland

Dathene Rae Roland April 14 1941 - November 4, 2010 Dathene Rae Roland was born in San Angelo, TX to Richard and Lillian Hughes. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bobby and son Darren; her parents; brother, James Hughes; and sister, Helen Olsen. Dathene moved from Texas to Arvin, CA in April 1952. She lived in and around Bakersfield most of her adult life except for a few years after retirement, where she thought the great state of Texas was calling her back. This lasted less than two years because she missed her grandchildren, friends and the sidewalks of Bakersfield. Dathene was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, who enjoyed all types of games, had a rich sense of humor and was fun. She was known occasionally to share her strong political opinion with anyone who would listen. She will be deeply missed by all. Dathene is survived by her son, Perry Roland and wife, Susan of Anaheim Hills, CA; sister, Dorothy Denney and brother-in-law Chuck of Canyon Lake, TX; grandchildren, Jacob Roland of Brooklyn, NY; Zachery Roland of Corvallis, OR; Amanda Roland of San Diego, CA; and Kyle Roland of Bakersfield. The memorial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 8th, 2:00 p.m., at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Baptist Church.




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Davinder Kaur Basi

Davinder Kaur Basi 66, of Yuba City, passed away on November 5, 2010. Prayer services will be Thursday, November 11, starting at 11am at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 217 Almond St. YC. Final prayers and cremation will follow at the Chapel Crematory. 



Delytte Thomas

Dr. Delytte Marie Thomas of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away May 24, 2010 of natural causes. She was born November 18, 1933 to Dr. Lawrence and Dorothea Miles in Saginaw, Mich. She married Dr. Harry E. Thomas, Jr. on June 6, 1953. She was a psychologist for 33 years in Los Angeles, Calif. and was a member of the Brown Baggers Bridge Club.



Diane Brooks Covert

Diane Covert was born March 2, 1930, and left this world peacefully on October 27, 2010, after a long illness. She was born in Dunsmuir, CA and moved around Northern California with her family, eventually settling in Yuba City. She married Arthur Brooks in 1955, and they had 3 children. When they were older, she returned to school, and became a Head Start pre-school teacher for many years. After Arthur's death, she later married Eugene Covert, and they had several happy years together before his passing. Diane greatly enjoyed the family cabin at Lake Tahoe, and road trips to Fort Bragg, Washington state, and the San Juan Islands. She was a gourmet cook, and a wonderful holiday host. She was also a master gardener; her gardens were always full of billowing seasonal colors. Her beautiful pond gave her much pleasure. She was an avid reader, devouring two newspapers everyday to keep up with the times. She enjoyed her volunteer position for the SPCA spay and neuter clinic in Yuba City, working there for many years. Her parents, now deceased, were Claude J. Miller, a former municipal court judge in Sutter County, and Claire Miller, both who were pillars of our family. She is survived by her brother, Gary Miller (June), and her children: Alec Brooks (Susie), Hilary Brooks Barbieri (Rob), and Claudia Brooks Schwartz (David). Also surviving her are her 5 grandchildren: Morgan and Caitlin Barbieri; Julian and Eli Schwartz; and Casey Brooks; and her good friend, Dawn Chappel. There will be no services, at Diane's request. Send Condolences at



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Dorothy Chamy

Chamy, Dorothy February 19, 1932 - October 22, 2010 Dorothy passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 22, 2010. Born on February 19, 1932 in New York City to Harry and Lucille Shamlian, then moving to Los Angeles in 1946. After graduating from LA City College of Dental Hygiene, Dorothy married the love of her life, Van Chamy and together they shared the love and joy of entertaining family and dear friends. Always welcome to the sunshine house, memories of her infectious smile, unselfish and caring heart will live on in the lives of her family. Much loved by her brothers John and Raymond, Dorothy's other great joy was the love for her pets. Our family is grateful for the care and comfort she received from the staff at Palm Terrace, Laguna Hills and the angels at Comfort Care Hospice. Also survived, son Joseph and daughter Vanette. Her grandchildren Jessica, Joie, Joe, Billy and great grandsons Christian and Daniel. Mom will be deeply missed, yet we are comforted that she is with the angels above!



Dorothy Fultz

Dorothy Fultz, 101, of Ventura, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. She was born June 20, 1909, to Solomon and Augusta Kight in Ortenville, Minn., and had been a resident of Ventura for 73 years., Dorothy was one of six children who lived on an island where her family ran a farming and fishing business. At a young age Dorothy worked alongside her brothers on the family farm. In 1935, she came to Ventura County and two years later married Ervie Fultz, a local rancher. She was a housewife raising two daughters, Doris and Evelyn, as well as a step-daughter, Jessie. In later years Dorothy worked at Oxnard Pearl Laundry retiring after 20 years., In 1952, she went to work as a food processor for Oxnard Frozen Foods, and retired after 22 years of employment in 1974. In 1977 Dorothy moved to Ventura., She enjoyed lunch, special trips and new friends she met at the Ventura Senior Center. She enjoyed visiting local restaurants, especially those serving "mashed potatoes and gravy." Dorothy had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being with people., She was a member of the Tri-County Teamsters Retirees and a member of Teamsters for over 50 years. She was past president of Ventura Grandmother's Club., Dorothy is survived by daughters, Doris Fickel and her partner Elmar Manibo of Signal Hill and Evelyn Rowden of Ventura; step-daughter, Jessie White of Thousand Oaks; grandchildren, Ryan Carino and his partner Becky Zimmerman, Marisa Carino, Steven White, Kelly White and Karen Filimon; great-grandchildren, Janice Santos, Johnny Pittman-Carino, Andy Zimmerman, Jake Zimmerman and Heather Montao; great-great-grandson, James Merle., Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be truly missed. She taught us great lessons that will be a part of our memories., The family wishes to thank Johnnieann Bushnell, her special caregiver, and Assisted Hospice for the loving care they extended to mother during her brief illness., Visitation will take place 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, followed by a graveside service at 1:30 p.m., Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura. The Reverend Dan Hull will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at



Dorothy Mythe (More) Topken

Born February 29th, 1932 in Sacramento, CA, Dorothy passed away October 31, 2010. She is preceded in death by father Jack O. More and mother Edith E. Klaus and sister Mildred Bryer. She is survived by sisters Eileen More and Freida Fife and brother Fred Klaus; children Laurence Kent, Loretta (Jeff) Biscay, Teresa (James) Michels, Denise (Pornsak Luerngchaimongkol) Kent; and her grandchildren: Nicolette and Adam Teitlebaum, Megan Whitten, Jordan and Isabella Michels and Corey Kent. Dorothy graduated from Fort Bragg High in 1950. She was employed by Pacific Bell for 27 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and avid quilter and all manner of needlework. She was cared for lovingly by her son during her latter years. She was a member of Lioness Club and Telephone Pioneers. Per her request, no services will be held.



Dr. Wayne Kuettel

In loving memory of Dr. Wayne D. Kuettel of Palm Desert who died peacefully in his sleep on October 29, 2010. At 86-years-old, Wayne lived a rich and eventful life among family members and friends who adored his lively, optimistic and generous nature. Wayne and his fraternal twin brother Warren were born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on April 24, 1924 to Frances and Antone Kuettel. At 12-years of age, Wayne started caddying at the local golf course, caught the golf "bug" and played weekly throughout his long life. After a few years at the University of Madison, Wis., he hitchhiked with his friend Bobby Jenkins to California to complete his college education at the University of California Berkley, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, then continued studies there to become an Optometrist. After living in Pasadena, Alhambra and Beverly Hills, Wayne eventually settled in West Covina, California, where he married local florist Nadine Hegarty in 1956 and was a practicing Optometrist for 50 years. Wayne was an active leader in the San Gabriel Valley through Lion's Club, the Braille Institute,



Dwight K. Dart Sr.

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GARCIA, ELOISA of Chula Vista 01/15/1938 - 11/01/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 281-7055 



EPPS, Richard

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Richard Epps Resident of Livermore Richard "Dick" C. Epps passed away peacefully at home on November 4, 2010 in Livermore. He was cared for ..... 




Evelyn Louise (Stevens) Champion Evelyn (Evie) Champion, daughter of George and Irene (Olson) Stevens of San Francisco, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Lewis, of 63 years, three daughters: Judy Champion of Fairfax, Sally Psaila (Jim) of Kilauea, HI, and Cindy Champion of West Yellowstone, MT. Five grandchildren, who affectionately referred to her as "MorMor" (Swedish for Mother's Mother); Laura Jordan (AJ) of Fairfax, Addie Psaila of Philadelphia, PA, Beau Psaila of Santa Barbara, Charlotte and Dusty Psaila of Kilauea and one great-grandson, Cooper Jordan of Fairfax. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews both in California and Georgia. Evie and Lew attended Cavalry Baptist Church in Larkspur. She kept the nursery for 28 years at the old 1st Baptist Church in San Anselmo, now Red Hill Church. Evie was a member of American Baptist Women of the West, Marin Humane Society, Marin Star Chapter No. 215 of The Order of the Eastern Star and various clubs of the Sleepy Hollow Homes Association. She and Lew were members of the Novato Squares Dance Club for many years. She and Lew enjoyed planning the flower garden every spring in their beautiful back yard. An avid swimmer since childhood, she swam at the YMCA, College of Marin and Sleepy Hollow Club House. Evie also worked numerous years at the Marin Civic Center ushering for various cultural events. She was also active in supporting her children and grandchildren's school activities, serving on several committees. Viewing and visitation will take place at the family home, from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday, November 4th, 2010. The funeral service also at the family home is at 1:00 PM Friday, November 5th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Marin Humane Society or Shriners Hospital for Children., Evelyn Louise (Stevens) Champion Evelyn (Evie) Champion, daughter of George and Irene (Olson) Stevens of San Francisco, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Lewis, of 63 years, three daughters: Judy Champion of Fairfax, Sally Psaila (Jim) of Kilauea, HI, and Cindy Champion of West Yellowstone, MT. Five grandchildren, who affectionately referred to her as "MorMor" (Swedish for Mother's Mother); Laura Jordan (AJ) of Fairfax, Addie Psaila of Philadelphia, PA, Beau Psaila of Santa Barbara, Charlotte and Dusty Psaila of Kilauea and one great-grandson, Cooper Jordan of Fairfax. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews both in California and Georgia. Evie and Lew attended Cavalry Baptist Church in Larkspur. She kept the nursery for 28 years at the old 1st Baptist Church in San Anselmo, now Red Hill Church. Evie was a member of American Baptist Women of the West, Marin Humane Society, Marin Star Chapter No. 215 of The Order of the Eastern Star and various clubs of the Sleepy Hollow Homes Association. She and Lew were members of the Novato Squares Dance Club for many years. She and Lew enjoyed planning the flower garden every spring in their beautiful back yard. An avid swimmer since childhood, she swam at the YMCA, College of Marin and Sleepy Hollow Club House. Evie also worked numerous years at the Marin Civic Center ushering for various cultural events. She was also active in supporting her children and grandchildren's school activities, serving on several committees. Viewing and visitation will take place at the family home, from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday, November 4th, 2010. The funeral service also at the family home is at 1:00 PM Friday, November 5th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Marin Humane Society or Shriners Hospital for Children.



Earl Wacker

Passed away on November 2, 2010 in his home in Penngrove. Devoted and loving husband of the late Lucille Wacker. Loving companion of MaryAnn Moeckel. Beloved father of Earl L. Wacker, Bonnie Orme, Lisette Wacker, and the late Julie Mayo. Adored grandfather of Tracy Wacker, Anna Messina-Hinks, James Mayo, and Joshua Wacker. Beloved great-grandfather of nine and great-great-grandfather of one. Loving son of the late Fredericka and Emanuel Wacker. Dear brother of Irvin Wacker and the late Anna Grimm, Lilly Feickert, Elsie Elliott, Idelette Wacker, Marvin Wacker, and Berna Lakatos. Earl is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as Joelyn Dempsey whom he loved like a daughter, her brother Ernie Moeckel, and William Salato who gave great care to Earl during his illness. Earl was respected and loved by many. Age: 80 years. A Native of: South Dakota. Together with his brother, Marvin, Earl owned and operated Wacker & Son's Housemoving. The two brothers purchased the family business from their father in 1963. Earl, along with his brother Marvin, built Wacker & Son's into a successful Sonoma County operation, moving many historical buildings in and around the county. Earl retired in 1995, leaving the business in his brother's hands; Wacker & Sons remains a family owned and operated business to this day. A longtime resident of Penngrove, Earl served on the Penngrove Fire Department Board of Directors and volunteered as a firefighter. Earl was dedicated to the well-being of the Penngrove community, and was a member of the Penngrove Social Firemen. Earl enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden with his grandchildren by his side. He also enjoyed hunting, traveling to Lake Tahoe or Reno, and having his family around him. Earl was and will remain deeply cherished by his children, Earl Jr., Bonnie and Lisette, and his companion MaryAnn who loved and cared for Earl these past nine years. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Service, Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Penngrove Social Firemen, P.O. Box 264, Penngrove, CA 94951 or Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Interment: Cypress Hill Memorial Park, Petaluma.



Eddie Apostol

Eddie R. Apostol, Resident of San Jose, 65, valiantly fought thyroid cancer for four years. He finally succumbed on October 3, 2010 at 5:52pm. He was preceded in death by his parents Hilda and Ralph Apostol, sisters Fe Bigornia and Leticia Lazaro. He leaves his wife Cecilia, and grown children, Ray, Cristina, Eddie Apostol, Dayna Celso and James Apostol. He also leaves three grandchildren Paris, Julani and Amare and four Brothers Ben, Oscar, Ralph Jr. and Raul. Eddie grew up in Anchorage, Alaska then move to San Jose in the 70's., He retired last year after serving 33 years as train operator at VTA in San Jose, CA. The Apostol family came from the Philippines.



Edith Williams

Edith Bini Williams, Resident of San Jose, Jan. 1, 1915 - Oct. 31, 2010, Edith was a native of San Jose, and preceded in death by two husbands, Abraham Bini & Doug Williams, brothers, Dominic & Ernest Rosati. She is survived by her son, Richard Bini (Mimi), grandchildren Renee, Stephanie (Keith) and Rick (Kim), and great grandsons Jacob, Lucas, Dylan, Dominik, Gavin and Noah. She owned Bini's Bar and Grill, member of St. Rita Branch YLI, and Italian Catholic Fed., Visitation Sun. Nov. 7th, Lima Mortuary Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd at 3 pm - Vigil Service at 7 pm. Funeral Mass- Mon, Nov. 8th at 10:30 am, Holy Cross Church, 580 Jackson St. SJ. Internment -Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. Donations requested to Pathways Hospice (San Jose) or your favorite charity. Condolences may be offered at



Edna Anne Bereziuk

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



Edward Francis Holland

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Elio Joseph Baiocchi

December 27, 1919 - October 23, 2010 



Elizabeth Torres

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Emilia Serpa

Emilia Serpa, Resident of Milpitas, Emilia was born in Flores, Azores Islands in 1909 passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Frank Serpa Sr. Survived by her loving son and his wife, Frank Jr. and Karen, her grandchildren Lisa, Michael (Jeanne) and John and great grand-children Cassidy, Gianna and Joey., Vigil will be held Sunday, Nov. 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Family Fremont Mortuary. Funeral Mass on Monday Nov. 8, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Church., Donations in memory of Emilia may be made to St. Elizabeth's Church, 750 Sequoia Dr., Milpitas.



Ernest F. Witmond

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Eugene (Gene) BROTH

BROTH, Eugene (Gene) Services will be Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2 PM, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Simi Valley, (800) 600-0076.



Eva Adams Heacox

Eva Adams Heacox passed away Aug. 24, 2010 in Ventura., A loving wife and mother and a cheerful friend, she will be missed by all. Eva was born in Long Beach in 1928, the fourth of six children of Jess and Mildred Adams. After spending her early years in Bowie County, Texas, her family returned to California, but Eva was always proud of her Texas roots., Eva studied secretarial skills and graduated from Excelsior High School in Artesia in 1946. She was proud to work for many employers, including North American Aviation and Bell Toptex. During her teenage years she worked to pay for dance lessons, and performed for troops with the Marion Rankin Dancers during WWII. She loved music, and continued to dance and sing throughout her life. She was proud of her "high kicks" even in her later years. Eva was very outgoing, and would strike up conversations with anyone, anywhere., She loved get-togethers with family and friends, and was active with the Garden Grove Women's Tennis Club, various bridge clubs, and later with the Kern River Valley Historical Society. Eva's creativity was displayed by the beauty of her flower garden, her cheerful wit and original poetry. Eva is predeceased by her parents and her sister, Evelyn Goldfield., She is survived by her husband, Frank Heacox; children, Matthew Dawson and Kathleen Newman; stepchildren, Nancy Coolbaugh, Teri Woods, and Mark Heacox; brothers, Bill, Ralph, John and Harold Adams; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., The family would like to thank Mary and all the staff at Treacy Villa for providing such a loving and home-like atmosphere for Eva in her last years. Eva will be remembered at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Anaheim. For details please contact Kathleen Newman at . The family requests no flowers, but if desired, donations can be made to the Ventura County or the Kern River Valley Historical Society.



Eva Bruun Gray

Eva Bruun Gray passed away peacefully on October 27th, 2010 on her 91st birthday. She was born in Skien, Norway where she attended private schools and learned several languages. Her nursing studies were done in Oslo, and she later served in the Norwegian army in the, where she attained the rank of captain. She came to America in 1952, and worked in hospitals in New Jersey, Seattle, San Francisco and Santa Rosa. She met and married her husband, Larry Gray in San Francisco. They moved to Petaluma in 1978 and bought a home where they enjoyed gardening, bicycling and a lot of traveling. Eva loved cats and fed all the birds in the yard. Larry predeceased her in 1995 after 35 years of marriage. She later became an active member in the Lutheran church with bible study, crafts and the friendship circle. She is survived by two nephews, Christian Selmer, Ivar Bruun; and great nieces and nephews in Norway as well as a cousin Wencke Braathen from Illinois who was out to visit Eva in July. A Memorial Celebration of Eva's life will be held Saturday November 6th at 1:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Refreshments to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Elim Lutheran Church.



FRANK J. RIVERA Sr. (In Memoriam)

RIVERA, FRANK J., SR. Dec. 3, 1937 to Nov. 5, 2009 Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother and Friend. You were gone before we knew it only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. You will always be remembered and live in our heart forever you will never die. WE MISS YOU Baby...



Filomena Cintas Fernandez

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,,



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Frances "Tee" (Bertoli) Scinto

Passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the age of 90. Loving wife of the late Lawrence Scinto, she is survived by her daughter Marlene Scinto, and sons Jimmy (Susan) Scinto and Skipper (Trish) Scinto; grandchildren Rodney Scinto, Becky Langor, Renee Scinto, K.S. Scinto, and Ben Scinto; and four great grandchildren. Born July 30, 1920, she was the daughter of Romeo and Adele Bertoli; sister of Augustina "Goo", and Romeo "Pud" Bertoli. Born and raised in Santa Rosa, she spent her entire life on the west side of town, fondly called the Old Italian Neighborhood. She never moved more than one block her whole life. She attended St. Rose School when it first opened, and was in one of the first graduating classes. As a child, she was raised on her father's farm, where she met Larry, her loving partner for 58 years. They spent many happy years working side by side at his nursery and produce business. We all share their fond memories of times spent with friends and family for over a half of a century. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Madelyne Chapel at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 2930 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. In memory of "Tee" and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, #1509, New York, NY 10018. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Francis Dolen

Francis "Frank" Dolen, age 84 of Ridgefield, husband of Elizabeth (Rhatigan) Dolen; father of Frank, James, Thomas, Joseph, Timothy and Michael Dolen, Eileen Haupt and Linda Dolen; father-in-law of Julie Dolen, Cheryl Dolen and Steven Haupt; brother of Eileen Neuman and Joyce Scanlan; grandfather of Brendan, Tyler, Jessica, Colleen and Sadie. November 3, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 9th at 10:15 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Monday, November 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. Contrubutions to the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield, Regional Hospice of Western CT, Home Care Program, 405 Main St., Danbury or St. Mary Church Building Fund, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield would be greatly appreciated.



Francis Joseph Golden

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Francisco Franco Tinoco Jr.

FRANCISCO FRANCO TINOCO, JR. Was born in Orange, CA, July 3rd, 1964 and passed away in Riverside County October 26th, 2010. He is survived by wife, Yvette; daughters, Francine & Melissa; sons, Frankie & Christian; mother, Maria Esther; brother, Benny; sisters, Esther, Tina & Susana; grandmother, Guillermina & granddaughter, Mariah. Services to celebrate his life will be held at Evans-Brown Sun City Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, 11/4/10 form 5pm-9pm; Funeral Friday, 11/5/10 at 11am with Graveside services follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach, CA. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 On-Line Condolences evans-brown



Frank Bertheau

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



Frank Booker

Frank "Sonny Boy" Booker, 87, of Vacaville, and longtime Vallejo resident, was called home after a brief illness on Saturday., He was born in Monroe, La., to the late Janie and George Booker. He found Christ at an early age., Frank was a World War II veteran who served three years in the United States Army. After moving to Vallejo, he worked for Benicia Arsenal, Mare Island, and retired from Travis Air Force Base after 30 years of employment. He was also a member of the Navy City Elks in the city of Vallejo., Frank enjoyed his sports: boxing, golf and tennis. He was very passionate about watching his children and grandkids play baseball and football; he was at every single game they played. He gave his undying love to his family., Frank was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Darnell Booker and Terry Eugene Booker; and granddaughter, Marketha "Keta" Allison., He is survived by his loving wife, Lillie; his children, Thelma Ridges, Cheryl Lynn Booker-Welsh, Patricia Ann Booker-Minix, George G. Booker, Frank Anthony (Sharon) Booker and Eric Van Booker; and more than 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, not to mention a host of loving friends and relatives., Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 5 from 3 to 8 p.m. Services to be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., both at Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, 524 Capitol St., Vallejo, Calif. Burial to follow at Skyview Memorial Lawn, Vallejo, Calif., Arrangements are by Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo, Calif.,



Frank C. Perez Sr.

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



Frank Lew Adams Jr.

We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandson, son, and brother, Frank Lew Adams, Jr. Frank Lew Adams, Jr. was born on Jan. 7, 1986 in Oxnard., He was called to be with the lord on Oct. 23, 2010. Frank enjoyed spending time with his wife and son. In his spare time he enjoyed making music, playing basketball, and swimming with his son. Frank enjoying walking their dogs, and he also volunteered at his sons school. Frank was a very friendly person who made friends everywhere he went. Frank was always happy; his smile would light up the room. Frank loved joking around and making everyone laugh. He will truly be missed by all who knew him., Frank is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Adams; son, Frankie Adams; grandparents, Roger and Elvia Adams; father, Frank Lew Adams; sisters, Marissa and Amanda Adams; mother, Wendy Avalos; brothers, Manuel Orrante, Rudy Avalos; sister, Delina Avalos; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends., You are gone but will never be forgotten, you will live on through your son! A thousand times we needed you A thousand times we cried If love alone could have saved you You never would have died A heart of gold stopped beating Two twinkling eyes closed to rest God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best Never a day goes by that youre not in our hearts and souls., Franks wife and family would like to give an extra thank you to his uncle Roger Adams for all his help and support during this time of need. Private services will be held.



Frederick Burgess

FREDERICK ALFRED BURGESS, 87, of Santa Maria, passed away November 3, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory




George Wickham 1921 to 2010 Dear Dad, You left us Monday morning, October 25th, 2010 while asleep in your bed at home in Lake Wildwood, CA. Your strength, equanimity, and unfaltering love will remain with us forever to help guide and comfort us in our daily lives. We thank you for that. You have gone on to join our mother, Carolyne, who you have loved since your high school days in Mill Valley, CA. We know how long you have patiently waited for that reunion and we understand. You had a wonderful and full life with few regrets. Born in Fremont, Nebraska and later moving to California, you went on to become a naval pilot running reconnaissance out of Alaska during WWII, a graduate in civil engineering from UC Berkeley, working in construction and consulting jobs around the world surveying roads in Africa and building dams in Brazil, and being a councilman and later Mayor of Mill Valley. We are amazed how much you have done and accomplished over the years and yet still had time for your family and friends. We will be celebrating your life with gatherings in both Marin and Lake Wildwood over the next few weeks. Your loving children,Stephanie Wickham Witt, George Wickham Jr. (Wick) and Jim Wickham, and your nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren will be there. You have many friends that you have touched over the years and we thank them for their consolation and help. We will miss you Dad. We will miss your presence, your wit and insights, and especially that twinkle in your eye when you knew your guidance had given us strength and courage. Your loving children, Steph, Wick and Jim




Born on March 25, 1952 in Merced, CA, George passed away on October 31, 2010 at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Lora J. Harman. Greatly missed by son George William Harman IV, daughter in law Carla Harman, and daughter Merritt R. Harman. Forever remembered by granddaughter Carla Alessandra Harman and grandson George William Harman V. Survived by parents George William Harman Jr. and Marcella Joann Harman. Also survived by sister Jeanne Dirks and brother in law Thomas Dirks, brother Dr. David E. Harman, sister in law Michele Harman, and a host of nieces and nephews. George spent 30 years serving adults with disabilities at Easter Seals of Superior California. He will be forever loved, and missed by all who knew him. Services will be held at Christ Community Church at 5025 Manzanita Ave, in Carmichael on Friday November 5th 2010 at 3:30pm.




IN MEMORY GUADALUPE J. PEREZ February 7, 1925 - November 5, 2008 




SILVA, GUADALUPE of Lemon Grove 1/27/1928 - 10/27/2010 Viewing will be held on 11/04 5-9pm at Aztlan Mortuary., (619)337-8100 



Gabriela (Gaby) Barraza-Doherty

Gaby passed away peacefully at Mercy General in Sacramento on Monday, Nov. 1., She was born on March 1, 1965, in Mexico., A Rosary will be held today at 7 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon. A funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Dixon, followed by Internment at Silveyville Cemetery., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189.



Gary Paul Kuharich

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Geneva Sabo

Sabo, Geneva, Proud citizen of America's Greatest Generation, age 95, passed away on Oct. 20. Geneva was born on April 21, 1915, in Wayne, Kansas, the youngest of nine children. In 1948, she married MSgt Frank Sabo. Their three children were born on different military bases before the family relocated to England. In 1956, they moved to Vacaville where the kids were raised. Geneva relocated to Santa Rosa in 1990. Geneva is predeceased by her husband, Frank, in 1969, and her son, Michael, in 2004. She is survived by both of her daughters from Santa Rosa, Pat Sabo, and Pam Dowd (Dick). She is also survived by step grandsons, Ross Dowd (Marnie) and David Dowd, both of Santa Rosa. She leaves behind numerous nieces & nephews, grand nieces & nephews, and grand, grand, nieces and nephews. Geneva's family wishes to thank her caregivers at RV Gardens: Ray, Elsie, and Glee. Always one to laugh and enjoy life, Geneva leaves behind her loving family and countless friends., A celebration of her life will be held Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at 3707 Autumn Glen Ct. in Santa Rosa. Donations may be made to Sutter VNA Hospice or Michael Sabo Memorial Scholarship Fund, 100 Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, Calif., 9568. Arrangements by Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services, 525-3730.,



George W. Haugh Jr.

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.,



George Webb

George Webb, 86, of Redding died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Gregory Harold Bullis

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REILICH, HARRY D. Dec. 18, 1919 to Oct. 26, 2010 Our beloved Harry Daniel Reilich passed peacefully in San Diego at almost 91 years of age. He faithfully served his country 1940-46 in World War II; surviving the Bataan Death March, and 3½ years in a Japanese PoW camp. Harry graduated Cum Laude from USC; embarked on a distinguished Civil Engineering career overseeing major construction projects such as the San Mateo-Hayward and the San Diego-Coronado Bridges and completing his career as Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge Transportation District. His passion was flying; as a private pilot he flew his family around the United States and many parts of Canada. Harry is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lorraine Reilich of Windsor, CA; daughter Eileen Reilich and husband Peter Lesser of Olympia, WA; and son Ken Reilich and wife Simms Reilich of San Diego, CA. Harry's remains will be inurned with full military honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA, near his beloved brother, Yale.




June 13, 1915 - November 1, 2010 Hilario Balleza was born June 13, 1915 in Mexico. He went to be with the Lord November 1, 2010. At the age of 95. Hilario worked in farm labor for over 60 years. He was a loving father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. "May your wings take you to your resting destination and don't look back." We will follow later right behind you. For the place God has for you, he'll have for us too. So until we meet again. He leaves behind Frances Balleza and Maria G. Vaca. Margarita B. Jimenez and Jesus from Mexico. Joe Balleza and John J. Balleza from Merced. Preceded in death by Tomas Balleza and ex-wife Maria Balleza Camacho. He will be greatly missed by all many old and new friends and family. A Rosary will be held Friday November 5, 2010 at 9:30 A.M. with Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Planada. Burial will follow at Plainsburg Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced.



Harold Harjehausen

HAROLD E. HARJEHAUSEN Age 78, a resident of Banning, CA for 7 years, formerly of Bloomington, CA for 36 years, passed away on November 1, 2010 of natural causes. He was born on March 21, 1932 in Dalhart, TX. Harold was a Machinist at Rohr Industries for 30 years. He served in the Navy in the



Harry D. Reilich

Harry Daniel Reilich passed away peacefully, in comfort, and completely pain free at the San Diego Veterans Medical Center October 26, 2010 at 90 years and 10 months. Harry was born December 18, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan; a child of the Depression Harry desired some kind of higher education which would provide him a career after graduating from high school in Los Angeles. After a short stint at LA City College, money became a problem so he enlisted in the U.S., Air Corps in 1940. He wanted to be a pilot, but his eyesight kept him from that ambition, so he instead went to Curtis Wright Technical and became an airplane mechanic. He was set to be further trained when his unit was unexpectedly sent to Clark Field in the Philippines in the Fall of 1941. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, the Japanese hit Clark Field and the Philippines On December 8th, 1941. The Forces in the Philippines held out against a long concerted attack and siege until April 1942 when they were ordered to surrender. Thousands of U.S. Army forces were captured and forced to make the infamous Bataan Death March from Corregidor to Manila. While thousands of US and Philippine forces started the march, many did not survive however, Harry was did survive and spent the next 3 1/2 years in various Japanese POW camps, until the war ended in August, 1945. Once he was repatriated, he achieved an AA degree from LA City College, and when he couldn't find work as a draftsman because of his uninsurability, he began attendance at the University of Southern California on the G.I. Bill and got a Bachelors of Engineering, graduating Cum Laude. Harry then embarked on a long and distinguished career with the State of California, moving wherever his employer asked him to go and whatever they asked him to do. He designed many bridges, from simple roadway overcrossings to steadily more complicated design projects. Finally he joined the California Division of Bay Toll Crossings at a time when great infrastructure projects were underway. He became Resident Engineer on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in the mid 60's and while finishing up this project, his superiors asked him to go to San Diego and take full charge of the construction of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. When his duties in the SF Bay Area were completed he moved with his wife, and two young children, to San Diego where he accomplished the engineering marvel that is the beautiful San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Once those two projects were accomplished, he moved back to the SF Bay Area and became the Maintenance Engineer on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge. With most of the massive construction projects completed, he found himself looking for further advancement and was offered the newly created job of Bridge Manager for the new Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District which had just added the bus and ferry transit businesses. The District hired managers for all three divisions and Harry was Manager of the Golden Gate Bridge; maintaining the integrity of the Bridge, overseeing the myriad aspects of the Bridge including carpentry, painting, overseeing the Toll Plaza, the toll collectors, the towing services as well as participating in the rescue of several suicide jumpers. After just a few months as Bridge Manager, the Board of Directors fired the current Chief Engineer of the District and appointed Harry to that position. In this capacity he was charged with every engineering aspect of the District's new ventures. He got the Ferry facilities built, established the Bus Transit facilities, and oversaw all the maintenance of the bridge, including modernizing the Toll Plaza, replacing all the suspender cables and getting the deck and roadways updated. He was most proud of the fact that the Bridge survived the1989 Loma Prieta earthquake with no damage. His proudest claim to fame was that every project he was ever in charge of came in on time, under budget and with no contractors' claims, as well as mentoring all the new and young and up and coming engineers coming into his sphere. Harry was a consummate professional in every sense of the word and is loved and will be sorely missed by all of us who loved him. We will miss the twinkle in his eye and his perseverance in the face of great adversity for the last 60 years of his long and very productive life. With all the physical challenges he faced, he always did it with a smile, and never let what had happened to him keep him from what he wanted, including also becoming a private pilot as he'd started out wanting . Harry is survived by his wife Lorraine, of 32 years, of Windsor, California; by his daughter Eileen Reilich and her husband Peter Lesser of Olympia, Washington and by his son, Ken Reilich and his wife, Simms Reilich of San Diego, California. Harry is fondly remembered by the numerous friends and relatives who will always carry countless happy and smile-inducing memories of the life of a great husband and father and a man of the highest and utmost integrity. Harry's remains will be inurned with military honors in the Fort Rosecrans National Military Cemetery on Point Loma in San Diego, CA near his beloved youngest brother, Yale Robert, who was lost in the



Harry Thomas

Dr. Harry E. Thomas Jr. of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away October 27, 2010 in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was born February 8, 1928 to Dr. Harry E. Thomas, Sr. and Mary Burton Thomas in Seneca, S.C. He married Dr. Delytte Marie Thomas on June 6, 1953. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain and Dentist, later he worked as a dentist for 50 years in Compton, Calif.



Harvey G. Harper

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Helen Grimmett

Helen Grimmett 85, passed away on October 31, 2010 after a long battle with Emphysema. Helen was born and raised in Bridgeport, Alabama. She attended Bridgeport High School where she met her high school sweetheart and future Husband, George Grimmett Sr. After their marriage in 1942, George served in, , while Helen continued her education, graduating in 1943. After the war they moved to California, and resided first in San Bruno and then San Mateo, where they raised their 2 children. Helen enjoyed working for Railway Express and the County of San Mateo. After the death of her husband in 1983, Helen met the second love of her life, Merrill Christensen. They spent many years in retirement traveling, visiting with relatives and partying with friends. She loved her 3 grandkids and enjoyed taking them to plays, musicals, dance and swim lessons along with the enjoying them through endless hours of board games. Helen was preceded in death by her husband George Sr., Son George Jr., Parents, Bessie and James Loyd, Sisters Dorothy Randolph and Sara Austin. Helen is survived by Daughter Laurie, Son-in-law Robert, Grandchildren Matthew and Olivia of Foster City and Clarissa Grimmett of Weaver, Alabama. Laurie wishes to thank and appreciate Helens devoted friends for their many years of never-ending friendships, support and love for her Mom. No services are planned per Helen's request. A gathering for friends & family will be held this Sunday Nov. 7th; Plaza West Clubhouse, 35-55 W. 20th Ave, San Mateo from 3-5 PM. Donations may be made to the Sequoia Hospital Foundation or the American Lung Association.



Helen Manegold

Helen Manegold, 75, beloved wife and mother, passed away the morning of Nov. 2, 2010, in her home., Helen worked for over 33 years for Caldwell Bankers Real Estate where she retired as an associate manger. She enjoyed her job and cared deeply about her fellow employees and dear friends. Helen devoted herself to her husband and son, and she found great pleasure in fishing, gardening, cooking and in joyous fellowship with others., She is survived by her husband, Walter, and her son, Les. Helen was loved and will be extremely missed by those that loved her. The family requests no flowers, but if desired, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association . Friends and associates may visit her family at her residence on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 1 - 5 p.m.



Henry M. Perez

HENRY M. PEREZ AUG 31, 1928 - OCT 28, 2010 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, Henry Perez, began his journey to see our Lord from his home October 28, 2010. A man of great faith & family was a true icon of the Perez family. He worked in the early days of the electronic industry, Litton Ind. for 25 years, retired as a teachers aid from Escalon High School. Loved by all he met. Henry is survived by his wife of 61 yrs Teresa, his two sons Enrique Elias Perez and Richard Perez, their wives Vita and Jamie. Two daughters Anna Dean & Barbara Wilks and their husbands Mike Dean and Sam Wilks. Two Brothers, Joe M. Perez and Robert M. Perez. Eight Grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held Nov. 8th at St. Stanislaus Church, 709 J Street, Modesto, CA 11am followed by a reception at The Friendly Village Clubhouse, 2621 Prescott Rd, Modesto, CA



Herb Richards

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Honofre Mendoza

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Hubert E. "Hubie" Hodges

Hubert E. Hodges (Hubie) January 28, 1923 - November 3, 2010 Hubie was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to Fred and Francis Hodges, the youngest of six children. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jimmy; his parents; brothers, Harold, Howard, John, Hollis; and sister, Itsy Drew. Hubie was a great patriot and served as a fighter pilot during, , serving in Europe. He was shot down over Italy and was a POW, having many stories that enthralled family over the years. He was a near scratch golfer until age 82 when he put his clubs away. Shortly after moving to Bakersfield in 1976 he joined AA which remained the focal point in his life. He leaves behind a legacy of assisting others and the gratitude of countless alcoholics. Hubie was a dedicated family man, with a rich sense of humor and fun, who will be deeply missed by all. He is survived by his daughters, Becky Helvie and Marti Hodges of Bakersfield, Cathy (Loren) Cook of Folsom, CA, and Beth (Ernie) Nevin of Wisconsin. Grandchildren include Amanda and Sam Helvie; Jeff, Ryan, Matt and Mark Nevin. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6th, 2:00 p.m., at the Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, with a celebration of memories of his life at the Alano Club to follow at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alano Club of Bakersfield in his honor: 1001 34th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301.




HOEY, IRENE FRANCES San Diego 04/12/1924 - 10/30/2010 Mass, 11/15, 11 a.m., O.L. of Refuge Catholic Church Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511



Ida Bordagaray

IDA BORDAGARAY, 103, of Nipomo, died Nov. 3, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande. 



Irene (Waters) Maxwell

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



Irene Gordon

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Irving Gellert

Gellert, Irving January 27, 1917 - November 1, 2010 Irving Gellert, 93 Young at Heart, Years of Living Life to the Fullest Irving Gellert, 93, died on November 1, 2010 at his home in Los Angeles Irv was born on January 27, 1917 in Ashland, Pennsylvania to Harry and Eva Gellert. Upon graduating from Temple University, he joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II. After Irv completed his military service, he enrolled in New York University Law School and received his law degree in 1949. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1957 and practiced law for the next 30 years in New York and California. Married for 53 years to his loving wife, Harriet, who passed away five years ago, Irv is survived by his only child, Jay Gellert. While 93 years in age, he was young at heart and had a knack for living life to its fullest. A former All-Star high school football player in Ashland, Pennsylvania, he loved all sports but was particularly an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan. He was also a political and technology junkie and closely followed the recent election cycle on his iPad. Irv got his greatest pleasure and reward from caring for his beloved wife as she suffered from Alzheimer's for over ten years. He touched everyone with his optimism, caring nature to all, his unconditional sense of himself and his limitless curiosity. All agree he was a loving husband, great father and the best friend you could have. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90036-5036



Isabel Coll-Pardo

Friday, November 5, 2010 3:00 AM 

Isabel Harrison Coll-Pardo lived in the Washington, D.C. area for 70 years before moving to the Meadows of Napa Valley in 1999, and to Vintage Sonoma in 2006.


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Isabel Vargas

Isabel Wong Vargas 1922-2010 A Resident of Emeryville, Isabel passed away on October 12th after a short illness surrounded by her family. She was born in Peru of Chinese Peruvian ancestry and lived in Peru, China and in California. Isabel triumphed over the vicissitudes of life, surviving severe hardships in her youth and becoming an example of strength and endurance of the human spirit. She was snatched from her loving maternal grandmother and thrown into a hostile environment in China. She spent, in Guangzhou in severe deprivation under the occupation. In spite of her difficult early life, she retained a big and generous heart. Isabel was a successful businesswoman. Her restaurant, La Caleta in Lima, received various gastronomic awards, among them listing as the Best Seafood restaurant in Lima by Pan Am's World Guide in the 1990's. Education remained paramount. Though a single mother, she sent all five of her children to study at U.S. universities. In addition, she continued studying to be a designer after her children left for college, and won prizes for her work. For her leadership and philanthropy, Isabel was appointed Honorary Consul of Peru to San Francisco, a position she held for over 25 years. The Bancroft Library at the University of California in Berkeley honored her in 1989 with an oral history of her life titled "Business, Family and Personal Philanthropy in Peru, China and the United States". It is also available at the Catholic University in Lima, online and through Amazon. Isabel was active in various Peruvian groups and other civic and philanthropic groups in California, including membership in the Lions Club and serving on the board of the group Ladies of the San Francisco Consular Corps. She also served as Commissioner for the Disabled. Among her many honors, Isabel received the Peruvian Decoration of the Order of Merit for distinguished service in 1998. The Municipality of Lima awarded her a medal as an outstanding citizen of Chinese ancestry in 2009. Last month, the Peruvian Congress awarded her its highly prized Medal of Honor, with the rank of Officer. Isabel is survived by her children, Martha Sam Hertelendy, Dr. Michael Sam Vargas, Ines Vargas Fraenkel, Lita Sam Vargas, Susana Sam Vargas and grandchildren Glen, Ann and Ralph Hertelendy, Jonathan and Christopher Sam Vargas, Nathan and Julia Fraenkel, Isanne and Alexandra Gatellier. Other family members include Paul Hertelendy, Alan Gevins and Fernanda Arraes Hertelendy. Isabel supported many causes, but her main concern was in helping others. The family suggests that donations in her memory go to the charity of the donor's choice. The Peruvian community will offer a mass in Isabel's memory on Friday, November 12th at 7 PM at Corpus Christi Church, 62 Santa Rosa Ave, San Francisco.



J.V. Hammack

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HACKER, JACKSON B. Happy Birthday, Dad. Good news -the boys cleaned out the garage and Mom can now park the car inside! We're watching the World Series together, then celebrate in your honor around "home" plate. You're with us every day, Dad. -You're still our hero. Our Unending Love, The Hacker Family




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Jacqueline Fraser

Jacqueline Lorraine Coleman Fraser, Resident of Los Gatos, March 31, 1921 - Oct. 29, 2010, The end of a long-running show leaves its fans with a sense of loss, but with many treasured memories of the sights, sounds, and characters that filled the senses of all who joined in the performance. So too, the passing of Jackie Fraser leaves her family and friends with a sense of longing, but also a wry smile for the time they spent with this gregarious soul., Born Jacqueline Lorraine Coleman on March 31, 1921 in Kirkwood, Missouri, Jackie was the eldest of four children. Jackie's life was filled with family, music, sports, and a sense of style., A big sports fan, Jackie could always be found wearing the colors of "her" teams - Michigan blue, Stanford cardinal, and San Francisco Giants orange. Her final days were lightened knowing the Giants won the first games of the 2010 World Series., Music filled Jackie's life. Whether listening to standards, going to the opera, singing in a chorus, or making a "pilgrimage" to Frank Sinatra's gravesite in Palm Springs, music was a gift Jackie enjoyed and eagerly shared with others., Time spent with friends and family was most important to Jackie. Since 2000, she made her home at The Terraces of Los Gatos and her extended family grew larger. Singing with the Notables, delivering books to residents of the Health Center, and friendly games of bridge filled her days. Birthday dinners with friends at Red Lobster or trips to her beloved Crow's Nest in Aptos brought her much joy., Jackie is preceded in death by her husband Edward B. (Ted) Fraser, parents Hal and Isabelle Coleman, brother Charles Lee Coleman. She is survived by her children Jamie Fraser of Bellingham, Wash., Jeff Fraser of Mt. Shasta, Calif., Scott Fraser of Seattle, Wash., and Lori Fraser of San Carlos, Calif. She is also survived by brother Hal (Bud) Coleman of Osage Beach, Mo.; sister Judy Thomas of Kent, Ohio; granddaughter Kendra Miller of Bellingham, Wash.; granddaughter Devona Miller of Benton, Calif., as well as great-grandchildren, Dathan, Ryan, Jeffery, Ciera, Mahala, and Cheveyo., A celebration of Jackie's life is being planned. In lieu of flowers, Jackie's family requests that donations be made to Terraces of Los Gatos Foundation, 800 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032.



James Baker

James Lee Baker, Resident of Campbell, Aug. 22, 1934Oct. 31, 2010, James L. Baker went to sleep peacefully on Sunday from a prolong illness. He was a giant man who loved his family and was generous to all. He was a mentor and always shared his knowledge with everyone. Jim especially loved the Giants, but did not get to see them become World Champions., Jim was born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Early in his adult life he served as a full time minister and at their World Headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. While there, he met his future wife, Irene Lasco. They were married on January 23rd 1960. Jim and Irene raised four girls: Angelina, Irene Etta, Virginia, and Heather. Jim was a real estate agent and later became a roofing contractor., Jim is survived by two brothers and two sisters: John Baker, Mary Burton, Martha Scott, and Harry Gregory. He had ten grandchildren: Tommy, Tony, Jessica, Erica, Nick, Francisco, Travis, Big Mike, Gordon, and Catherine. He had 3 great-grandchildren: Jayden, Lilyana, and Tara. He loved his two nephews, Joey and Stevie and treated them like sons. Jim is also survived by many other relatives that he loved and care+d for. Jim will be missed by all., Jim believed and loved his God. He now rests peacefully in His memory., A life celebration for Jim is going to be held in Morgan Hill on Saturday, November 6th at 4:00. If you would like to attend and share with us in our celebration, please contact Steve, 408 593-7664.



James Franco

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James Robert Davis

James Robert Davis, 80, died of natural causes on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, surrounded by loved ones in his Paso Robles, Calif., home., Distinguished by his characteristically calm and kind demeanor, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Though a gentleman, Jim is perhaps best remembered for his humor, never at a loss for a witty remark delivered in his understated southern accent., Born in Hillsborough, North Carolina on June 11, 1930, to parents Calvin and Mina Davis, Jim enlisted in the US Navy to serve his country during the Korean War soon after high school graduation. During the war, he served at a weather station in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska and on an aircraft carrier outside of Japan. Upon conclusion of the war, he returned to his home state to marry his own southern belle sweetheart, Pansy Ann Hicks, on May 9, 1953. Soon after, he graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelors degree in civil engineering, becoming a civil engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation., In 1963, Jim moved his family to California when Western Electric transferred him to Oxnard. Though this career move transplanted him to California, he always maintained his sports fan loyalty to North Carolina, particularly Duke University. Jims engineering career culminated in a position in management and data processing for the Port Hueneme Seabee Base, from which he retired in 1989. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to a small farm in wine country Paso Robles, Calif., where he dabbled in weekend farming and enjoyed spending his days maintaining his property and relaxing with his beloved dogs., Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Pansy Davis; his children, James Davis Jr. and his wife Stephanie, Greg Davis and his wife Belinda, and Amy Davis-Hjortland and her husband Jon; and his grandchildren, Lindsey Davis, Sarah Davis, Jake Hjortland, and Tyler Hjortland. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hospice of San Luis Obispo County or The Humane Society.



James Wilson Clark

Clark, James Wilson January 19, 1956 - October 31, 2010 James Wilson Clark, born January 19th, 1956, son of Joan Frye Clark and Calvin Austin Clark, passed away Sunday October 31, in Los Angeles, CA at the age of fifty-four. He is survived by two sisters, Clayton Verbinski and Austin Kilby Mader-Clark, and by all who loved him. James attended San Pedro High School, was an avid surfer, swimmer and loved music. He graduated with a BFA from the Otis/Parsons College of Art and Design. James was a brilliant artist and a gentle, loving soul, who will be greatly missed.



Jane Peiser

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Janie Angelina Lopez (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Janie Angelina Lopez January 27, 1943 - November 5, 2009 We love and miss you dearly, Mom! 



Jean Dargis

Jean A. Dargis, Resident of San Jose, November 2, 2010, Age 79 years. Jean Anthony Dargis was a graduate of St. Paul Seminary of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. He did his graduate studies at the Abbey of Solesmes in France, where Jean met his lifelong love and companion, Mary Ruth. Jean and Mary Ruth celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary prior to Mary Ruth's death in September of 2009., Mr. Dargis has fulfilled over 60 years of service to the Catholic faith and other charitable organizations beginning with the St. Paul Seminary in Minnesota as Conductor of Schola Cantorum. From 1951 through 1970, he was a choir conductor at Catholic parishes in Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts. Since 1970, he has served as Choirmaster and Director of Music Ministry at his beloved St.Victor's Parish in San Jose., Mr. Dargis specialized in non-profit management, working for the March of Dimes for 40 years culminating in a position as Executive Director. He also served as Parish Administrator for St. Victor's Parish for the past 19 years., Mr. Dargis was a loving and caring husband, a devoted father, and an adoring grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Melissa; grandchildren Rebecca, Joseph, and Sean Herzog; and sisters Patricia and Joan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews., First viewing will be on Monday, November 8th from 2-4 pm at DARLING FISCHER GARDEN CHAPEL, 471 East Santa Clara St., San Jose., Additional viewing will be at 6:00 pm, Monday, November 8th at St. Victor's Church, 3108 Sierra Road, San Jose. Vigil to follow at 7:00 pm, also at St. Victor's Church., Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 9th, 10:00 am, at St. Victor's Church, 3108 Sierra Road, San Jose., Donations to St. Victor's Church in lieu of flowers.



Jean E. Ohlson

1921-2010 Jean Ohlson passed away with family by her side on October 26, 2010. She was born and raised in Spokane, WA, the middle daughter of H.R. and Winnie Fisher, and moved to California with her family in 1940. She lived the past few years at The Vistas in Redding with her husband of 68 years, Robert Ohlson. The Ohlsons raised their three daughters in Burlingame and enjoyed summers in the redwoods near Boulder Creek. Jean volunteered locally, and worked as a school secretary in elementary schools in San Mateo. In 1984, following retirement, the Ohlsons moved to Chico for 15 years of country living before moving to Redding in 1999. Jean is survived by husband Robert and her three daughters and their husbands: Barbara and Mark Condon of Igo, Tori and Dick Parks of Redding, and Kathy and Chris Hartzell of Larkspur. The Ohlsons' extended family includes six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Jean will be remembered for her loving, compassionate nature and keen sense of social justice. Her home and family, her dogs, and music were ever closest to her heart. Even as her memory faded, she always had a song to brighten the day. Memorial services will be private. Contributions may be made in her honor to The .



Jean Louise Peterson

Jean Louise Peterson beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, went home to be with the Lord and to be reunited with husband Roy J. Peterson, son Brad Peterson, parents Arthur and Margarite Huff and many friends and loved ones on, October 31, 2010. She is survived by her children Keith Peterson, Nancy Gaitan and Richard Peterson along with their spouses, Michael Gaitan, and Mary Peterson. Also grandchildren Marlee Wellingtom, Aarick, Lucas, Ariana, Stewart, Maureen, Emily, Annie, Mary Kate, Joseph Peterson and great-grandchildren. Jean was loved and admired by many. She lived a life of love and devotion to others and will be greatly missed. She loved singing with Sweet Adeline's, helping her husband with the family business and raising her children. When her husband Roy died in 1979 at the age of 56, Jean went back to school and got her credits so that she could help other widows and widowers going through the same thing. She helped to pioneer several programs through the Family Service Agency in Santa Rosa, CA, including the Classics, Step into life and others. After her retirement, she moved to Lake County to be with her daughter Nancy and her Son-In-Law Michael. Where she continued to touch people's hearts. Jean enjoyed attending her son-in-law's church, going to a women's bible study and senior dinners, as long as she was able. A memorial service to celebrate Jeans life will be held at the Northbay Christian Faith Center, located at 920 Link Lane Santa Rosa CA, on Saturday November 6, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Donations may be made in Jean's name to Family Service Agency of Sonoma County or Solid Rock Church, P.O. Box 1777, Lucerne, CA 95458.



Jessie Garner

Our Lil' Angel, Jessie Mae Garner, Entered God's Kingdom, November 2, 2010, She will forever remain in the hearts of her parents Bobby and Sarah Garner, brothers Justin and Jared, sister Jaysen, and her many Great-Grandparents, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and so many more., Public viewing will be held at Oak Hill Funeral Home of San Jose. Please join us in the Chapel of the Oaks at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010., Until we meet again Sweetheart..., May you be safe in God's arms



Jesus Villagomez

A loved father, grandfather and great grandfather 75, passed away on Saturday, October 30th, 2010 in Acambaro, Mexico while on visit with his wife. Jesus was born in Chamacuaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. Jesus is survived by his loving and devoted wife Amelia Lopez Villagomez of 53 years of marriage. Jesus worked 32 years and retired from the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company. He cherished his membership with Healdsburg Farmers Market; he will be remembered for growing delicious organic strawberries and making tasty "Nieve de Limon y Leche, Aqua Frescas and Raspados", (lime and milk flavored ice cream, Mexican fruit drinks and snow cones). Jesus enjoyed working at his garden and at his sons' vineyard that is warmly named "Uvas de Papa" in Healdsburg Dry Creek Valley. Jesus has joined his loving first son, Juan who passed in 1999. Jesus is survived by his loving children: Manuel, Amelia, Adelina, Jess, Jose and Salvador. Daughter and son-in-laws; Alice, Patty, David, Ruben, Veronica, Caroline and Candice. Grandchildren: Bobby, Gabby, Vincent, Andy, Jennifer, Brian, Angie, Adrian, Madeline, Andrea, Nicolas, Victoria, Juan, Juliana, Sofia, Maximilio, Atreyu. Great-grandchildren: Daiyja, Giovanni, Lea. Great-daughter and son-in-laws; Juan, Yuliza and Marcy. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Rosary and Mass Celebration at St. John's Church in Healdsburg: Rosary will take place on Sunday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m. and the Mass Celebration on Monday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m., following the mass service, Jesus will be taken to his final resting place at Oak Mound Cemetery in Healdsburg. Memorial Gathering for Jesus will take place after the Funeral Service at the Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg.



JoAnn Gomez

JoAnn Gomez, 51, of Hanford, California passed away on Friday, October 29, 2010 in Hanford, California surrounded by her loving family., JoAnn was born in Hanford, California on September 10, 1959 to Leonard and Rachel Gomez. She was raised and educated in Hanford, CA. JoAnn loved to dance and sing and she lived her life to the fullest. You could hear her laugh a mile away. JoAnn was a member of the Hanford Pentecostal Church of God. She was a Slot Clerk for The Palace Indian Gaming Center in Lemoore. JoAnn loved her family and her grandchildren. They fondly remember her as the "the best mother-in-law and Nana ever.", JoAnn will be greatly missed by her family and friends., JoAnn leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Cynthia Silva and husband, John of Hanford, CA and Robert Silva and wife, Ariana of Hanford, CA; her parents, Leonard and Rachel Gomez of Hanford, CA; her grandchildren, Robert Isaiah Silva, Samuel Silva, Yazmin Silva and Anessa Ortiz; two sisters, Stephanie Sanchez of Hanford, CA and Janet Guerra of Hanford, CA and many, many friends., Visitation with memorial services will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hanford Pentecostal Church of God, 323 E. Eleventh St. in Hanford, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 9559) 584-5591.



John Durst

John G. Durst of Palm Springs, California, passed away of cancer at the age of 88 early Saturday morning October 23, 2010. He was born in Ohio October 25, 1921. He lived with his family in Bremerton Washington, until 1996 and then moved to Palm Springs, Calif. in 1997. He was a cabinet maker and skilled builder of homes in the Washington area for 40 years. A decorated hero who was very proud of being a Pearl Harbor survivor in



John Edward Murphy

Murphy, John Edward May 25, 1926 - November 1, 2010 Age 84. Passed away on November 1, 2010 in Arcadia, California. John was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Barbara, in 2004. He will be very much missed by his daughter Marilyn Murphy Gourley and son-in-law Robert (Bob) Gourley; son Robert (Bob) Murphy and daughter-in-law Mary Ellen Brennan Murphy; four grandsons: Zachary Gourley, John Murphy, Hayden Murphy, and Thomas Murphy; brother Charles Murphy; sister Bernadette Murphy McGrath; and many good friends. John was born on May 25, 1926 in Emerson, Nebraska. He was a WWII Navy veteran, graduate of the University of Southern California, a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, attended St. Lukes and Holy Angels Catholic churches, and was an avid USC football and Dodger baseball fan. John, a retired business owner, enjoyed over 50 years in the transportation and meat importation industry and leaves behind three companies that his family still operate. He was loved by those who knew him for his sense of humor, great stories, and kindness.



John Hulka

John P. Hulka John P. Hulka, 66, died on Thursday, October 28, 2010, in Phoenix, AZ. He was born December 2, 1943, in New York, NY, to the late John P. Hulka, Sr., and Mary (DaSilva) Hulka. His military career began with service in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery and included two tours of duty in Vietnam as a U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Officer with frontline combat units. Among his military honors are the, , two, , and two Silver Stars. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill and leaving the Army with the rank of Captain, he spent more than 30 years in the finance industry in San Francisco, New York, and Sydney, Australia, reaching senior management positions at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. His survivors include his son, Evan Hulka, of San Francisco; his brother, Charles Hulka, of Phoenix; his sister, Kathryn Hulka, of Cave Creek, AZ; two nieces, Greta Truett and Sara Hulka, both of Phoenix; his wife for 40 years, Judith Hulka, of San Francisco; and his companion at the end of his life, Kim Hendricks, of Cave Creek. Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255, will host a viewing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 5, 2010, and a memorial service to celebrate John's life, beginning at 11 a.m. on November 6, 2010. Interment with full military honors will take place on a future date at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hydrocephalus Association, 870 Market St., Suite 705, San Francisco, CA, 94102, or the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ, 85014.



Joseph McGee

JOSEPH F. McGEE June 3, 1926 to October 24, 2010 Born June 3, 1926, DuBois, PA. Combat veteran 



Joseph Sciabica

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."



Joyce E. KOHN

KOHN, Joyce E. Hillside Mortuary 800-576-1994 



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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Kenneth Lambert Wiltz Age 89, of Novato CA was born on December 12, 1920, he died October 30, 2010. He is survived by his brother, Robert P. Wiltz and family of Windsor CA, and his two sons, Peter J. Wiltz of Studio City CA, Kevin A. Wiltz and family of Novato CA. Kenneth was a Veteran of the, . He was a past President of the California Alpine Club, a Scoutmaster and Commissioner in the Marin Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was an active volunteer at the Marin Co. Genealogical Society. A member of S.I.R.S. of San Rafael. Kenneth was diagnosed with Parkinsons' disease several years ago, but died due to Adult Leukemia (AML). Services will be held at St. Anthony's Church in Novato CA, Tuesday Nov. 9 at 2:00pm. Donations may be made in his honor to:The Marin County Genealogical Society, P.O.B. 1511, Novato, CA 94948 or The Marin Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 225 West End Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901. Donations will be placed in the Marin Council endowment fund for perpetual support of Scouting in Marin.



Karen Lynn Gibson*

GIBSON, KAREN LYNN, November 5, 1969 to July 4, 1987, Although we're apart, your, spirit lives within our hearts. Happy Birthday! Love Bob,, Nancy,Trisha, Brian & Jon, Please sign the guest book at



Kathleen Kerchman

Kathleen M. Kerchman passed away on October 29, 2010.



Kendra Gamble

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. 



Kenneth Wiltz

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EPLER, LAVINA DOYLE 1925 to 2010 Lavina Doyle Epler, 85, passed away last Friday due to complications of Alzheimer's disease. Lavina was born in Escondido California on August 28, 1925 to Hazel and Ed Morris. She was raised in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. She attended Theodore Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from San Diego High in 1942. Her favorite class was geometry. She married her high school sweetheart, Peter "Bud" Doyle in 1944 while he was on a "nine day furlough". Lavina worked side by side with her husband Bud for forty years, managing the office of their bail bond business. In 1956 Lavina and Bud moved from Hillcrest to La Mesa. They built their own home ---she could hammer nails --- in a neighborhood they loved. There they raised four children: Kathy, Joyce, Dan and Bill. Upon moving to La Mesa, Lavina became an active member of Vista La Mesa Christian Church. She threw herself into church activities: leading youth groups, as a deaconess, and was especially deft at organizing banquets. The dishes she prepared were legendary. She served repeatedly as president of the PTA at her children's school and avidly participated in the League of Women Voters. Lavina lost Bud in 1986 after 42 years of marriage. For ten years she lived alone but remained impressively active. She continued her work at church, spent untold hours helping to manage the local Habitat for Humanity office and spent one day a week tutoring kids at Jefferson Elementary where her daughter was a teacher. In 1996 she had the good fortune to marry the second love of her life, Dr. Paul Epler. She moved to his home in El Cajon where they shared many happy years. Lavina is survived by her four adoring and saddened children and her equally adoring and saddened husband as well as five grand children and three (soon to be four) great grand children. She was loved so much. The memorial service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the sixth of November at Vista La Mesa Christian Church, 4210 Massachusetts Ave. La Mesa 91941. The family requests that donations be made to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave. San Diego 92103 or The (




Lena Rita Massucco Lena passed into her next life on November 2, 2010 to join her beloved husband Attilio, her mother and father, and her siblings who predeceased her. Lena was born July 4, 1918 to Achille Spediacci and Emma Frediani who immigrated to San Francisco from Bigliolo (Aulla) and Marlia (Lucca) Italy. She lived her entire life on Telegraph Hill where her parents were proprietors of Speedy's New Union Grocery until she moved to Novato in her later years. As the youngest child, she was surrounded by her siblings Mary Panattoni, Anne Marcellino, Bruna Heilmann, Peter Spediacci, their spouses and children. Lena was also predeceased by her beloved daugther-in-law Isable Massucco. Lena attended AOP - Academy of Presentation in San Francisco. Lena loved her family above all else especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Naydine and husband Bob Booth of Novato, son Gary Massucco of Sonoma, grandchildren Darrell Booth and his wife Ruth of Santa Rosa, Robin Booth of Penngrove, Daniel Massucco of San Clemente and Nicholas Massucco and his wife Bryn of Aliso Viejo, great grandchildren Ryan, Taryn, Alexa, Courtney and Caitlin Booth, and Kyra, Sophia and Sydnie Massucco, and great-great grandson Andrew Booth. Lena is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lena was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation and the Novato Seniors - Margaret Todd Center. Interment is private at her request. Family and friends will be invited to a celebration of her life to be published at a later date. Donations in her honor may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699-0086 or to your favorite charity. McAvoy O'Hara Company Paul Arthur Domergue Associate 415 668-00077




RISHEL, LEWIS EDWARD March 27, 1928 to October 28, 2010 Lew was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He joined the Navy in 1946, then met Ruth Crowson in Florida where they were married in 1952. Over the next twenty years he was stationed at several ports and air bases, and returned to San Diego after he retired. Lew was good with cars and engines and worked on them until the end. He was a Toastmaster and a founding member of the San Diego Corvair club. His many friends in the classic car community will miss his warmth and knowledge. Lew is survived by Ruth, his wife of 58 years, children Luther, Paul, Naomi, and May; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Lew's family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Veterans Administration hospital for their care and friendship.




SEVERANCE, LUKE ANTHONY AVA LILLIAN and WYATT HENRY Luke Anthony, Ava Lillian, and Wyatt Henry Severance were born on October 17, 2010, at Sharp Mary Birch. Luke was called home on October 20th; Ava and Wyatt joined their brother in Heaven on October 30th. They leave behind their loving parents Norman and Kathryn Severance and siblings Logan and Kayla. A memorial service is scheduled on Saturday, November 6th, at 10:00 a.m. at Newbreak Church in Santee.




LIRA, LULU L. April 12,1972 to November 3, 2010 Services will be held on Saturday, November 6th, at St. Charles Borromeo, 2802 Cadiz St. 92110. Rosary at 9 a.m. Mass at 9:30 a.m., burial following at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. 



Lamberto C. Leyva

Lamberto C. Leyva of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away on October 29, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. due to natural causes. Lamberto, the sixth of eight children, was born January 4, 1916 to Ernesto Leyva and Maria De Jesus Cota in Bisbee, Ariz. He attended high school in Nogales, Ariz. He served in the U.S. Army in 1945. He came to Palm Springs in 1939. Lamberto, a talented musician, founded and was a member of The Guadalajara Boys and Trio Guadalajara. He worked in famous places like The Doll House, Ocotillo Lounge, and Gene Autry Hotel. He performed in 30 movies in the old days of Hollywood. He was a member of the Musicians Guild in Los Angeles. Lamberto is survived by his wife, Victoria Perez Alvarez; his son, Lamberto Leyva, Jr. and grandson, Tristan Leyva, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delia Pegueros and son, Rene Leyva. Memorial services will be at 12:00 Noon, Friday, November 5, 2010 at Wiefels Mortuary, 690 S. Vella Rd., Palm Springs, CA. Burial will follow at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, Calif. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:



Lauren Perdriau Ward

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Lauren Schrader

LAUREN EVAN SCHRADER Quietly passed and entered the kingdom of God on October 31, 2010. A loving son to Robert and Sandra Schrader; Lauren was born on September 22, 1963 in Riverside, California. Lauren graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 1982 where he was captain of the varsity football team. He subsequently graduated from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He worked in the commercial paper industry. Lauren was a sports enthusiast. He loved college football, especially the



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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Lee Maurer

Maurer, Lee April 28, 1912 - November 3, 2010 Services on Sunday, November 7, 2010, 1:00 PM at Hillside Memorial Park 



Leigh Wyckoff

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Leon Briggs

Leon P. Briggs Graveside services for Leon P. Briggs, Jr., 76, of Lompoc, will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery with Chaplain Warren Watties officiating. Leon was born September 1, 1934 in Coventry, Rhode Island to Leon and Dorothy Briggs. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He worked within the missile maintenance career field and retired at Vandenberg with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant after 23 years of service. He continued to work on base at the tracking station, and over the course of several years, had been employed by several different aerospace contractors until his final retirement. He loved to travel and had visited many places throughout his military and civilian career. He also liked woodworking projects and enjoyed reading. He died Friday, October 29, 2010 at his home. Survivors include a son, Terry Briggs and his wife Louise of Santa Maria; and sister Doreen Ferrrara of Coventry, R.I. His wife Grace Briggs preceded him in death in 2005. Arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.



Leona O'Connell

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



Lillian BRODIE

BRODIE, Lillian Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076 



Lois Johnson

Lois Virginia Johnson was born November 5, 1916. She passed away on October 31, 2010. Lois was born to Willard and Hazel (Travis) Ludlow on Bald Hill, La Porte County Indiana. She graduated from Stillwell High School in 1935. Lois worked in La Porte, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. She lived in Hollywood until her marriage to Julius Johnson on October 18, 1947. After her marriage she moved to North Hollywood where two sons, Jay and Gary were born. She had lived in Granada Hills, Chowchilla, Lake Tahoe, Moreno Valley and Grass Valley. Her last move was to the Coachella Valley to be next to her daughter-in-law, Kim Flanders and grandson, McKane Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius; her son, Gary; and her two brothers, Willard and Lee Ludlow. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wittnesses in La Quinta, Calif.



Lois Thompson McKenna

Lois Thompson McKenna, 75, of Vallejo passed away peacefully at home Monday., She was born in Wabash, Indiana., Lois worked as an accountant at various schools., She was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald Coldren and Kenneth Coldren., She leaves to mourn, her husband, James W. McKenna of Vallejo, CA; sons, Timothy Thompson of Stephens City, VA, and Daniel Thompson of Baypoint, CA; sister, Millie Mendenhall of Warsaw, Indiana; brother, Weldon Coldren of Wabash, Indiana; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren., Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010, at Skyview Funeral Chapel, 200 Rollingwood Drive, Vallejo, CA. Burial to follow at Sunrise Memorial Park, 2201 Sacramento St., Vallejo, CA. Arrangements by Wiggins-Knipp Funeral Home, Vallejo, CA.



Lonnee Garbis

Lonnee Wynn Garbis died peacefully at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. on Thursday, October 28, 2010, following a yearlong battle with cancer. He was born on August 14, 1951 in Provo, Utah to Spiro George Garbis and Pearl Schweitzer Garbis. Soon after this birth, the family moved to Sacramento County, Calif. where they resided in Citrus Heights. When Lon was nine years old his mother died from cancer. A year later his father remarried and so, Virginia Williams Garbis was the person who raised Lon and whom he referred to as his mother. He attended elementary school in Citrus Heights, middle school in Sacramento, Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, a suburb of Sacramento and Sacramento City College. In 1980, his father also died from cancer. Lon remained in the Sacramento area, working in a variety of retail businesses as a General Manager as well as in the field of sales and finance. In 1996 he moved to San Diego for a brief time, and then relocated to Palm Springs, where he resided until his death. He is survived by his brother, Leslee W. Garbis of Captain Cook, Hawaii; his step-mother, Virginia Williams Garbis of Santa Clara, Calif.; a step-sister, Sherilyn Owren of Sunnyvale, Calif.; his loving friends and caregivers: Brian Secore, Vicky Seaman, Tim Black and Ron Quinto all of Palm Springs. We would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Serenity Hospice for their outstanding medical care and support during these last few weeks of Lon's life. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the home of Ron Quinto, 2388 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs, CA.



Loren Henry Kerr

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Lorene Berkshire

Lorene Berkshire, 88, of Ventura, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010., Lorene was born April 26, 1922, in Charleston, Ark., and had been a resident of Ventura for 73 years moving here from Arkansas. Lorene had been employed in the Human Resources Department at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Base for 16 years, training employees in secretarial and clerical skills. She retired in September 1983., In addition to working outside the home, Lorene was always a devoted homemaker, taking care of her family was her top priority. She was an expert pie maker specializing in crme pies. Lorene took pride in taking care of her yard. You could often find her sweeping, even in the Santa Ana winds. She was an avid bowler for many years., Lorene will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Bese (Ken) and Sharon Oliver (Mike); son-in-law, Carl Slate; caregivers/grandchildren, Aaron George and Cathy Burke; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews., Lorene was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Earl Berkshire; daughter, Diana Slate; and great-grandson, Cody Doolittle. Lorene is the last surviving of seven children., Visitation will take place 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura, with The Reverend Dan Hull officiating., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at



Louise Miller

Louise Miller 96, of Yuba City, passed away on November 3, 2010. She was born on July 26, 1914 in Allerton, Iowa and was a homemaker and a Yuba-Sutter area resident for 66 years. Louise was a graduate of Allerton High School in Allerton, IA and a graduate of Simpson College, Indianola, IA with a BA in Music. Survivors include her daughter, Paula E. Raub, her grandsons, Charles P. Raub and Joshua D. Raub, her granddaughter-in-law, Cathleen Raub and her great-grandson Benjamin I. Raub. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Miller, M.D., son-in- law, Gordon A. Raub, father James O. Ritchie, mother, Elizabeth A. Ritchie and her brother Jim Ritchie. Louise was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, charter member of Chapter LS PEO, charter member of the Women's Medical Auxiliary, member of the Literary Guild, charter member of the Pink Ladies, Republican Women, charter member of Peach Tree Gold & Country Club, and did volunteer work with the local schools. During World War II, she was accepted by the American Red Cross as a recreational worker. Graveside services will be conducted at 11am on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Sutter Cemetery, with Pastor Chris Kersting officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to PEO Chapter LS, c/o Bonnie Ayers, 1638 Messina Dr. YC, CA 95993; Sutter County Community Memorial Museum, 1333 Butte House Rd, YC 95993; or Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento, P.O. Box 21-4477, Sacramento, 95821. Send Condolences to



Lowell Scott McGrew

Lowell Scott McGrew was born on April 5, 1928 at St. John's Hospital in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota and passed away Oct. 28, 2010., He attended Burnside and Jefferson Elementary Schools and graduated Red Wing High School in 1946. He then served in the US Army for two years. He was stationed in the continental US and in Italy and was discharged at Fort Ord, Ca., in 1948. After completing his higher education in Minnesota, he moved to California and began his banking career in Monterey on March 20, 1950. His varying assignments took him to many locations in Northern and Central California culminating in his retirement as Branch Manager at Portola District, San Francisco on April l, 1984., He then joined a tax-consulting firm as a partner and continued in that profession until December, 2007., He was an avid golfer and played at a high level of proficiency from age 10 for 60 years. His love of the game knew no bounds and he considered it a metaphor for life. Golf travels included Canada, Hawaiian Islands, Ireland, and Italy, as well as many of the 50 states. He last was a member and director of California Golf Club of San Francisco., His parents, Lewis and Emelia McGrew; a brother, John; a sister, Marilyn Reincke; and a son, Brett Foster, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; sons Alan Fedder, Jeffrey Foster, David McGrew, Michael McGrew, daughter, Sandra Cisneros, son-in-law, Jose Cisneros, daughters-in-law, Julie McGrew and Kelly McGrew, and grandchildren, Laney McGrew, Alex and Megan Cisneros, and Jack, Alison and Thomas Scott McGrew., Graveside services will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m., at the Grangeville Cemetery, 10428 14th Ave. Armona., Donations to the, , or World Wildlife Fund, in lieu of flowers, are preferred.



Luverne Bevers

LUVERNE BEVERS JUN 2, 1922 - NOV 4, 2010 Verne (of Escalon) passed away, he was 88. Visitation: Tues. Nov 9 from 2-5pm at Deegan Chapel in Escalon. Graveside: Wed. Nov 10 at 1pm at Burwood Cemetery.




June 16, 1927 - October 31, 2010 Maria Murillo was born June 16, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas to Francisco and Margarita Cordova. She passed away Sunday October 31, 2010 at the age of 83. Maria worked for a Food Packaging Plant for 25 years. She is survived by her daughter Graciela and sister Genoveva and husband Andras, nieces and nephews Ciro, Juanita, Pedro and Irene. Friends Diaz, Aguilar and Montez families. Rosary will be held Sunday November 7, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Planada. Funeral Mass will be Monday November 8, 2010 at 9:00 A.M., also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetary in Merced. Arrangements are in entrusted to Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced.




KENNEDY, MAURICE N. Feb. 5, 1923 to Nov. 1, 2010 Maurice Kennedy, age 87, has now joined his wife, Sarah Kennedy, in hereafter on November 1, 2010. Our beloved dad passed away at Palomar Hospital with his loving family at his side. He is survived by his three children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Born in Canada, retired from PG&E and a resident of Escondido for 20 years. He actively served in the US Navy in, . He will be missed and remain in our hearts always.



Marcus Reno Berquist

Marcus Reno Berquist, of Ojai, died at home on Nov. 2, 2010 after a brief illness. His funeral mass will be offered at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel at Thomas Aquinas College by Father Paul Raftery, O.P. There will be a Rosary service in the chapel on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., Born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1934 to Gertrude Mary Berquist and Reno Victor Berquist, Marcus Berquist was the second of three sons, all of whom became teachers in philosophy. Marcus Berquist was educated at the College of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.), and the Universite' Laval (Quebec). He taught in the Integrated Curriculum at St. Mary's College of California, at the University of Santa Clara (Honors Program), and at the University of San Diego before becoming one of the founders of Thomas Aquinas College in 1971., He was co-author of the college's statement of purpose, A Proposal for the Fulfillment of Catholic Liberal Education. He dedicated the balance of his career to Thomas Aquinas College, the welfare of which remained at the center of his concern. He continued to serve as a tutor until prevented by impending death., Mr. Berquist was married in 1975 to Laura Marie Steichen Berquist, and was an invaluable advisor to her Mother of Divine Grace Distance Learning program. Marcus and Laura were jointly awarded the 2009 Paideia Prize for Lifetime Contributions to Liberal Education. Mr. Berquist is survived by his wife, along with their children, Margaret Berquist Hayden (Steve), Ojai, Theresa Berquist Mastroieni (Mark), Campbell, Calif., John Charles Berquist (Michaela Robinson), Front Royal, Va., Rachel Mary Berquist, Washington, D.C., James Norman Berquist, Dallas, Texas, Richard Paul Berquist, Ojai; grandchildren, Gwynith Marie Morgania Hayden, Peter George Carl Hayden, and Lena Mae Avalon Hayden of Ojai, and Thomas Joseph Berquist of Front Royal, Va.; brothers, Richard Harlow Berquist, St. Paul, Minn., and Hugo Duane Berquist, Shrewsbury, Mass.; 25 nieces and nephews, and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents., Mr. Berquist was entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.



Marcy Hyman

Marcy Hyman, age 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at her home in La Quinta, Calif. 



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Margaret Z. Smith (In Memoriam)

MARGARET Z. SMITH NOV 5, 1925 - JAN 17, 2005 Mom, you are loved and missed so very much. You are forever in my heart. All My Love, Bev



Margie Raye

Margie Raye Compton (Woolsey) 10/22/1939-10/20/2010 Born in Calhan, CO to Clyde Wilson and Helen Elizabeth Woolsey, Margie passed away at her home after a four year battle with multiple myeloma. Survivors include her husband of 49 years Richard Compton, son Matthew Compton, daughter Melissa and her husband Donald Pritchett, grandchildren Robert and Jennifer Compton and Elizabeth Pritchett, brother Charles Woolsey, and his wife Willie, sister-in-law Marilyn Compton, niece Carrie and her husband Mike Tharp, nephew Charles Woolsey II, niece Kimberly Woolsey, great-nieces Alyssa Tharp and Dominique Patterson, great- nephew J.D. Patterson, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Margie taught mathematics for almost fifteen years and spent an additional twelve years working as a mathematician at the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, CA. She loved sight-seeing (leave no road untraveled), reading a good book, rock hounding in remote parts of the desert and discovering the scientific names of every bird, bush, flower, reptile and rock. An informal gathering for friends and relatives to celebrate Margie's life will be held in Marysville, CA in the home of Don and Icie Miller (Richard's cousin) on 13 November at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara (, ) and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara (, ) are welcomed. Send Condolences at



Marian E. (Connelly) Bayley

Marian Bayley passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2010 in Camarillo. She was born Aug. 13, 1926 in Oxnard., Marian was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mary and Peter Connelly; her son Edward Osmossen; her husbands Fred Osmossen and H.Wm Bayley and her brother Wm.P. Connelly. Marian is survived by daughter Susan Osmossen-Flechsig; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson., Marian was a member of one of the pioneer farming families in Ventura County with generations of relatives and friends being part of that community. Her home and gardens were her most prized accomplishments. Attending to both, happy and busily cleaning, trimming, or planting something new everyday. She received such joy in all her family pets. Marian enjoyed many wonderful moments with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Unfortunately she never got to know her one and only great-great-grandson., She always had plenty of treats and fun activities for them to do and on occasions she could get them to help with the chores., Marian's immediate family extends their humble thanks and gratitude to Ednas Residential Care for their love and support while giving Marian comforting care during her long fight with Alzheimer's. A viewing will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at 3 -8 p.m. at DFA Conrad/James Reardon Mortuary, 401 West Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard, with a rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Chapel at 10 a.m. on Mon, Nov. 8, 2010. Burial will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo. A reception will be held immediately after at the Conejo Mt. Memorial Park office/meeting area.



Marianne (Tanja) McLaughlin

Marianne (Tanja) McLaughlin of Vacaville was born on May 9, 1939, and died on Oct. 24, after a brief battle with cancer., At her request, no funeral will be held., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Red Wings Horse Sanctuary, P.O. Box 58, Lockwood, CA 93932.,



Marie Powell

Marie Powell, 58, of Redding died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Marilou Ranch Globus

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.,



Marjorie Crawford

Nov. 25, 1927 - Oct. 30, 2010, Marjorie passed away after a long illness in Thousand Oaks surrounded by her family. She was born in Renville, Minn., to Martin and Lena Molenaar. She met and later married Lance Crawford in 1948. They had two sons. In 1959, they moved to Los Angeles where she worked for an ObGyn. Marge delighted in the many babies delivered. Her kind and caring presence will be dearly missed., She is survived by her sons, Scott (Linda) of Thousand Oaks, and Terry of Granada Hills; grandsons, Michael and Brian. She is also survived by her sister, Lois Weeldryer, and brothers, Don Molenaar (Sue), and Ken Molenaar (Judy), of Minneapolis., A private service will be held at Fort Snelling, Minn.



Marjorie Mae Bristol

Marjorie Mae (Mattson) Bristol Marge was born March 17, 1927 in Muskegon, Mich. Her grandpa owned the Fowler Brothers Circus with a menagerie of wild animals and an amusement park on West Lake, where Margie's friends could ride the merry-go-round for free with her. After high school she attended secretarial college, becoming proficient in typing and dictation., She fell in love with Clare Bristol, they married and had three children while still in Muskegon. Marge worked as a secretary, was an expert seamstress, a real estate agent and an executive assistant over the years. Marjorie and family followed the cable t.v. industry as it began to expand in many parts of the country living in South Haven, Mich., Fort Wayne, Ind., and Edmonds, Wash. They finally ended up moving to Newbury Park in 1971 and both Clare and Marge spent many years working in Santa Monica for GTE which eventually became Verizon., Marge was active in both Welcome Wagon and Newcomers. She and Clare were very gregarious and social, making very good friends wherever they lived. They played bridge avidly, enjoyed entertaining their friends, and savored their time in the California sunshine around their backyard pool. Clare and Marge spent 10 years after retirement traveling around the country in their R.V. Clare passed away in late 1998 after 49 years of marriage., Marge began to attend a local bereavement class and met Art Landry who had just lost his wife Lana. We believe that the love they found for each other helped Marge continue living these last 11 years. As her quality of life deteriorated in recent months she would often say that she had lived a good life and wasn't afraid to die. Marge chose to be at home at the end of her life surrounded by family and friends., The family would like to thank Nicole, Tamra, Mieko and Charity for providing love, help, support and encouragement for Marjorie these last seven months. We also appreciate the caregivers provided by Home Instead Senior Care, Simi Valley. Buena Vista Hospice was an invaluable resource for Marge as she wanted to be at home until the end. So many wonderful people!, Marge was preceded in death by her younger sister, Barbara Grunewald., She is survived by her older sister, Betty Austin, and younger brother, Jack Mattson, and her three children, Marc Bristol and wife Gaby, Wendy Kappen and husband Kenny, Betsy Brown and husband Mark, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., We are grateful for the love Marge showed us and the wonderful legacy she leaves this world in the family and friends that she has now left behind. We will miss her very much but are confident that we will once again see her in Heaven., There will be a celebration of Marjorie's life at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Thousand Oaks. Donations may be made to Buena Vista Hospice, in lieu of flowers.



Mary Elizabeth (Benjamin) Lyons

Mary Elizabeth (Benjamin) Lyons, 87, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 in St. John's Medical Center, Oxnard., She lived in Ventura. Mary was born in Loogootee, Ind., Dec. 14, 1922 to Maurice and Gwen (Willis) Benjamin. She graduated from St. John's High School valedictorian in 1940. She was a registered nurse and homemaker. Mary married Dr. James Lyons on July 2, 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1991., Mary is survived by one daughter, Maribeth Sisko, Hanworth, U.K., and one son, Patrick (Jeanine) Lyons, Ramona, Calif.; four brothers: Joseph (Laddie) (Ava) Benjamin, Coleman, Fla., Donald (Fran) Benjamin, Sachse, Texas, Gene (Jayne) Benjamin, Bedford, Ind., and Jerry Benjamin, Bedford, Ind. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Jack, Willis and Eddie Benjamin; and one son-in-law, Tony Tucker., There will be a memorial service 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at Charles Carroll Funeral Chapel, 15 Teloma Dr., Ventura; 642-8134. Please visit our website at to leave loving tributes.



Mary Gilmore

MARY JEAN GILMORE Mary Jean Gilmore, a resident of Riverside, CA for 60 years, passed away October 30, 2010 due to complications of lymphoma. She was 85. Mary was born May 25, 1925 in Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated from Colorado Springs high school in 1943. Mary worked as a civil service employee for the Air Force in Colorado Springs and at March Air Force Base. She was a member of the Letter Carriers Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered at the March Air Force Base Air Museum. A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed her family, gardening, cooking, music, her dogs and "DWTS". Mary is survived by her daughter, Mary Benware and nephews, Douglas Burks of Colorado and Geoff Burks of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene F. Gilmore. A visitation will be held Monday, November, 8, 2010, 10:30am at Arlington Mortuary followed by a funeral ceremony at 11:30am. The graveside service will be held at 1:30pm at the Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the , (800) 227-2345. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648



Mary Lazzara

Mary Lazzara Died peacefully at her home on November 3, 2010 at the age of 95. Born January 22, 1915 to Rosario and Maria Rosa Iaci in Adore, Region of Calabria, Italy. She was preceded in death by her long time soulmate, cousin Mickey Iaci. Loving sister of the late Loretta Laughlin (Jack), the late Peter Iaci (Kitty), the late Dr. Vincent Spano (Ginny) and the late Joseph Spano (Jean). Loving Aunt of Cathy Bones (Doug), Joe Spano (Joan), Steve Spano (Margaret), Michael Spano (Margie), Matt Spano (Margie), and Chris Spano (Lisa), the late Vince Crisafi, Gloria Iaci (Jeff), Claudia Rosum (Charles) amd Barry Iaci. Cousin to Patty Iaci (Frieda), the late Josie Iaci (Loretta), Cecil Iaci (Mary), Rose Dalfo (Fredo) and Frank Iaci. Great aunt to many nieces and nephews in the SF Bay Area, Detroit, MI and Vancouver, Canada. North Beach resident for 40 years. 35 year Koret employee. She will be remembered for her warm smile, fabulous Italian cooking, and gracious welcoming of everyone into her home. Friends and family may attend the vigil service on Thursday, November 4 @ 6:30pm and the funeral mass on Friday, November 5, 10:30am both at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1 Elmwood, Daly City. Committal at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Hospice By the Bay, 1902 Van Ness Ave, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94109.



Mary Lou Bigelow

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.



Mary Rose Gruenberg

MARY ROSE GRUENBERG DEC 3, 1921 - OCT 27, 2010 Born to Samuel and Rose Guccione, wife to Albert and Mother to seven children. Always wanted to feed you. Elegant lady that loved to make everyone laugh. I am sure she's laughing now. She loved to shop to exhaustion. She liked to be outside no matter how the weather was and could out walk you and never miss a step. She has made that final step. I will miss her and will always love her. I only wish I could be her. I love you Mother. Memorial Service pending.




MCAVOY-FORNWALT, Mary-Jon October 25, 1946 - October 31, 2010 Mary-Jon McAvoy-Fornwalt passed away October 31, 2010 at her home in Huntington Beach, surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Harry C. Fornwalt, Jr., son K. Wayne Greene, daughter Ellen Immergut and son H. Clifford Fornwalt, III. Mary-Jon was born October 25, 1946 in Queens, New York, and grew up in Lucedale, MS. She is a 1963 graduate of Lucedale High School, attended the University of Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi State University, and earned her Master's Degree at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Mary-Jon was dedicated to educating and inspiring youth. She retired in 2008 after a 30- year career, most recently teaching teenagers with psychiatric illness at Fountain Valley High School, helping to set right the paths of many lives. Elected a record three times as president of the District Employees Association, she fought tirelessly to better the professional lives of her colleagues. A "Celebration of Life" is planned for November.



Maryalice Braz

Maryalice Braz, 88, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 7., She was born on March 22, 1922, in South Dakota., A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Hall at Leisure Town, 100 Sequoia Drive, Vacaville., Donations can be made to NorthBay Hospice., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Max G. Bowser Sr.

Max G. Bowser, Sr. December 5, 1923 - November 1, 2010 Born in Bakersfield to George and Annabel Bowser, Max attended Standard Elementary and Kern High School where he excelled in water sports (swimming and water polo). He was a second generation Californian whose family homesteaded in the Rio Bravo area. He was a Gunnery Sergeant in the Marines serving his country proudly in, while stationed in the South Pacific from 1941 to 1945. He fought in Tarawa and Saipan and again in Okinawa, Japan. After retiring, he was active in, post 10859 working tirelessly to raise funds for families of armed forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Distributing poppies around Veterans Day was a cause very near to his heart as was the annual pancake breakfast and many other fund raising events that provided scholarships to schools in this area. After being honorably discharged in 1945, he went to work for Rheingold Beer and, soon after, started his own Kern Display Company where he was able to put his artistic talent to work. He made wonderful lifelong friends in the 40+ years in the industry and remained close with many of them. Max was also a member of E Clampus Vitus, a historical group that spent many weekends dedicating memorial sites. He was also a member of their band that played at these events and at Little Bit of Germany, which was one of his favorite spots. An avid fisherman, fly fishing in Bishop was an activity he cherished. Every year the family vacation included two weeks in the Bishop area and weekends were spent at Lake Isabella. Max was preceded in death by his mother and father; his beloved wife, Alma; and daughter, Jeanne. He is survived by daughters, Judy Bowser (Greg), Diane Sanchez, Barbara Bowser and son, Max Bowser, Jr. along with numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren and great grandchildren; special friend, Diane Yancey; and his constant companion, his dog, Annie. A special thank you to Optimal Hospice, Jim Lopez and Diane Yancey who have been a constant source of comfort during this difficult time. Also, La Mina Mexican Restaurant for their assistance in accommodating our family and friends. Services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 6, with a graveside service to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bob Ruiz, Myke Ruiz, Max Bowser, Raul Sanchez, Dawn Sanchez and Dustin Parker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VFW post 10859, Optimal Hospice or the Alpha Canine Sanctuary of Bakersfield.



Maxine C. Parrish

Maxine C. Parrish January 19, 1932 - November 3, 2010 Maxine passed away on November 3rd at Hylond Convalescent Hospital. She was 78 years old. She was born in Missouri and lived in McFarland, Hughson, Waterford and Ceres, CA. She was a secretary at the Brethren Church in McFarland and office manager of Modesto Convalescent Hospital. Maxine enjoyed her friends, going to church and taking long walks. Her family would like to thank the angels that helped with her care in the past year. Maxine is survived by her children, Roberta Ludy and Mike Parrish; grandkids, Jacqueline Patrick Ludy, Brent and Michaela Parrish; and four great grandkids. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alta; and husband, Robert. A visitation will be held on Monday, November 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lakewood Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe, Hughson, CA. 95326. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 10th at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA. There will be a service following at Empire Brethren Church, Empire, CA. A guestbook is available for remembrances at, or, Lakewood Funeral Home (209) 8330411



McNatt, Richard E.

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Richard E. McNatt Formerly of Pleasanton Richard, 72, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 from complications with Lewy Body Dementia. He was born ..... 



Michael Field

Michael Ward Field April 24, 1941 - October 6, 2010 Michael Ward Field was an artist and attorney, husband, father, and grandfather, and an officer and a gentleman. Born to Lucille and Frank Field in Washington, D.C., he attended Woodward Preparatory, Georgetown University earning a BA in English and Duke University earning his Juris Doctor (J.D.). He was a First Lieutenant in the Army in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He served as a Captain in JAG in Vietnam, a judge in the green zone of Long Binh, and in the combat zone of Phuoc Vinh where he made life long friends. On his return to the United States, he was stationed at Oakland Army Base where he continued to practice law and act as a Judge at the Presidio. He joined the U.S. Attorney's Office working on criminal cases from 1970 to 1975. In 1972 he married Lauren Graber Jones. He settled into private practice at Bronson, Bronson, and McKinnon, where he became a partner. Several years later he joined Cyril and Crowley as a partner and was active as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. During those years he dedicated himself to the law, to art, and to his family. He joined the Oakland Zoo's Board of Directors providing pro bono legal work, eventually becoming President of the Board. An avid golfer, he was a member of the San Francisco Olympic Club, and taught his children to play. After an initial diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, he retired from law in 1998, and spent his days drawing, painting, and sculpting in his home studio and at Rob Anderson's Atelier School of Classical Realism. His art was featured in shows, and is owned by friends throughout the Bay Area and beyond. He passed quietly at home after a long illness from Parkinson's-related PSP. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, his brother Larry, his two children Katherine and Rob, his granddaughter Kara Noelle, his two cats, and his many beautiful works of art. Contributions in memory of Michael can be made to CurePSP, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or The Parkinson's Institute, PSP Research, 675 Almanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. A private memorial will be held.



Michael Paul "Mikie" Boyington

MICHAEL MIKIE'' PAUL BOYINGTON SEP 14, 1958 - OCT 25, 2010 Michael Mikie'' Paul Boyington He is survived by his beloved children, Joshua & Michelle, Mother, Brother, & 2 Sisters. He met his untimely death in an automobile accident. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation at the Bank of the West Memorial Fund in his name.



Michelle Jicha Koch

Michelle passed away on the night of Oct. 5, 2010 after a years battle with breast cancer. The cancer spread at a very fast rate, and although she was much too young, it overpowered her and took her from us too soon., She was the most selfless, caring, thoughtful, warm-hearted woman we all knew and loved. She was the youngest of four daughters and four sons of Richard and Carole Shuey. She was the proud wife to Paul Koch of Ventura County, and the mother of three, Brandy Clarke, 28, Richard Studebaker, 26, and Jamie Studebaker, 24., She devoted her life to nursing with the elderly, although her unfulfilled dream was to become a vet because of her unconditional love for animals. She worked hard to be there for those she loved and because of her efforts, we all grew and became better people., She will live on in our hearts and lives forever and will never be forgotten, only treasured because we had the chance to know her. Memorial is Nov. 10 in Sacramento County. For information call Jamie, 861-3891.



Mitchell Adam Pokrassa (In Memoriam)

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




SCHWAB, NANCY LA VONNE Nancy La Vonne Schwab passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2010, following a long battle with cancer. She was born June 7, 1934 in Burlington, Iowa, the only child of Jerome B. and Ethel Mae Emerson. She received her education in Joliet, IL schools and following graduation was employed at the Caterpillar Tractor Co. She married Robert Schwab on April 23, 1955. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who loved her family, was socially active and a devoted caretaker of many adopted pets. She is survived by her husband Robert, their children, David, Robin, Scott and two grandchildren. Burial was at Singing Hills Memorial Park, El Cajon.



Natalie Marie (Fisher) Renker

Natalie Marie (Fisher) Renker of Fairfield died suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 28., Natalie graduated from St. Vincent's Catholic High School in 1982 and became a registered nurse and spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry, She is survived by her husband, Mark Renker; five children, Courtney Noelle, Timothy Ryan, Colton, Ross and Jenna; two grandchildren, Nicole and Aiden; and parents, Fred and Josephine Fisher, Friends and family are invited to a memorial service in her honor on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private, Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 West Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533,,




Orel A. Pierson II A native San Franciscan and long time Marin resident, Orel A. Pierson II was born on August 9, 1934 and died peacefully on October 24, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Orel attended Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco and a year of high school in Hong Kong. He graduated from University of San Francisco in 1956. After graduation, he served in the, and then joined the Merchant Marines. This love of the sea and ships brought him to American President Lines for a 35 year career in shipping. He was well versed in the history of ships and sea. Orel enjoyed spending time with his family. Nicknamed "El Chefo", Orel was known for his barbecued spare ribs at family gatherings. In his retirement, he and his wife Beverly traveled extensively, with Europe, Hawaii and the Caribbean among their favorite destinations. He was also an avid investor and spent many hours tending to his vegetable garden. The son of the late Commodore, Orel A. Pierson and Helen Pierson of Tiburon, CA, he is survived by his loving and inseparable wife of 50 years, Beverly Pierson and life-long friend, Neil J. Anderson of Chelmsford, MA. He was a loving father to Rocky Pierson of San Rafael, Robert Pierson and wife Sue of Livermore, CA, William Pierson and wife Carrie of Petaluma, and Diane Waldrup and husband Duane of Redmond, Washington. He was an adoring and caring grandfather of Daniel, Alison, Zachary, Mathew, Melanie and Nicholas. A gentle, smiling, brave and humorous family man, he will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral mass will be held in Orel's honor on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Novato, CA. A reception will follow service in the church hall. Donations can be made in Orel's name to Hospice of Marin or the .



Obituary: Dick Haycock was an honored Sacramento Little League official

Friday, November 5, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila) 

Dick Judd Haycock, a decorated Army veteran of two wars who was a community volunteer and Little League official, died Oct. 29 of complications related to colon disease, his family said. He was 88. Dick Judd Haycock



Orel A. Pierson II

A native San Franciscan and long time Marin resident, Orel A. Pierson II was born in 1934 and died peacefully on October 24, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Orel attended Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco and a year of high school in Hong Kong. He graduated from University of San Francisco in 1956. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy and then joined the Merchant Marines. This love of the sea and ships brought him to American President Lines for a 35 year career in shipping. He was well versed in the history of ships and sea. Orel enjoyed spending time with his family. Nicknamed "El Chefo", Orel was known for his barbecued spare ribs at family gatherings. In his retirement, he and his wife Beverly traveled extensively, with Europe, Hawaii and the Caribbean among their favorite destinations. He was also an avid investor and spent many hours tending to his vegetable garden. The son of the late Commodore, Orel A. Pierson and Helen Pierson of Tiburon, CA; he is survived by his loving and inseparable wife of 50 years, Beverly Pierson; and life-long friend, Neil J. Anderson of Chelmsford, MA. He was a loving father to Rocky Pierson of San Rafael, Robert Pierson and wife Sue of Livermore, CA, William Pierson and wife Carrie of Petaluma, and Diane Waldrup and husband Duane of Redmond, WA. He was an adoring and caring grandfather of Daniel, Alison, Zachary, Mathew, Melanie and Nicholas. A gentle, smiling, brave and humorous family man, he will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral mass will be held in Orel's honor on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Novato, CA. A reception will follow service in the church hall. Donations can be made in Orel's name to Hospice of Marin or the



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Pamela Douglas

Pamela Douglas, 69, of Redding died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Ann Dunigan

A 45 year Torrance resident and native of LA County, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at her home surrounded by loving family. Born in San Pedro, Patricia was 73 when she died. She had been a parishioner at St. James in Redondo Beach for 30 years and was currently a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hermosa Beach, where she enjoyed many events, especially helping out with her family at the Fiestas. Pat graduated from Bishop Conaty High School in LA and married her loving husband, Robert, with whom she raised their six daughters. She coached many of them at Tordondo Little League and at St. James Elementary School. In 1976 she began her career at Bishop Montgomery High School, where she worked in office positions for 31 years. Pat was a generous contributor to causes close to her heart. Patricia is survived by her six daughters, Kellee Dunigan of Long Beach, CA, Sharon (John) Onorati of Long Beach, CA, Vicki Dunigan of Torrance, CA Debbie (Tom) Fraker of Torrance, CA, Jacki (Alan) Gafford of Lakewood, CA, and Sue (Keith) Henderson of Moreno Valley. Her sixteen loving grandchildren are Jaron, Teresa, and Ryan Onorati, Whitney, Sadie, Morgan and Tommy Fraker, Savannah, Dunigan, Alanna, and Connor Gafford, and Kameron, Kayleen, Kobe, Kenzie and Katrice Henderson. She was preceded in death by her brother Jay Hayes, parents Alice Hayes and Bernard Hayes, and her husband of 36 years Robert Dunigan. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Rosary service commencing at 7:00 pm. The Mass service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to



Patricia La Croix

Patricia La Croix, 83, of Redding died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Patrick W. O'NEIL

O'NEIL, Patrick W. (Age 96) retired Sergeant, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on November 1, 2010. Mr. O'Neil joined the Sheriff's Department on January 12, 1942 and retired from Temple Station on March 30, 1969. There will not be any services.



Paul Gerald Wagner

Paul Gerald Wagner 1935 - 2010 Paul Wagner was ushered into eternal life on October 31, 2010, after a long and valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer that lasted nearly five years. The youngest of four children, he was born in Wheeling, WV, on May 10, 1935, to Margaret and Louis Wagner. Paul earned a B.A. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. from, with a major in Geology. An ROTC graduate, he served as a 2nd and 1st Lieutenant in the, and was stationed at both Patrick AFB, FL, and Clark AFB, the Philippines. Following military duty and graduate school, Paul worked in the oil industry as a geologist for several years. He entered the real estate field in 1971, became a broker, owned his own company, and in recent years was the ombudsman for the Bakersfield Association of Realtors. Paul was an active member of St. Paul's Anglican Parish and acted as head usher for close to three decades. His special interests included reading, a love of history, especially Civil War and, , railroad field trips, hiking, traveling, and working around the house and yard. Playing with his three grandsons was a most favorite activity. He was extremely supportive of his family, always putting our needs before his own. Paul wore many hats in life, but was always a gentleman first. He taught his children well, ensuring their ability to support themselves by demonstrating an excellent work ethic. His thoughtful, courteous, generous and loving nature will be desperately missed, but we rejoice that he is no longer suffering, and that he has found peace in Heaven. Paul is preceded in death by his parents and brothers William and John. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sue; son, Paul A., and daughter- in-law Suzanne; daughters, Wendy Force and Jeanie DeDios and son- in-law Roger DeDios; beloved grandsons, Kirk Force, Roman DeDios and Joshua Wagner; sister, Jean Eden and husband Fred; sisters-in-law, Gerry and Joan Wagner; and six nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at 3 p.m., at St. Paul's Anglican Parish, corner of 17th and B streets. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul's memory to the Anglican Foundation of Kern County, 4208 Rosedale Hwy., #302, Box 161, Bakersfield, CA 93308.



Pearlie Baldwin

Pearlie Baldwin, Resident of East Palo Alto, Born on November 12, 1920 in Columbus, Georgia, son of the late John and Lizzie Baldwin. He attended Radcliff School and was drafted into the US Army at an early age. A, Veteran, he retired from the US Army after 40 years of service. He went on to work for the Cupertino School District as a Carpenter, responsible for building most of their existing schools. He retired in the early 1980's., Sgt. Perlie Baldwin was a good man and has helped many people in many ways. He was stubborn, but was always there when needed. He was a skilled carpenter by trade and was actually a baseball player in the Negro League. He loved golfing, fishing with family and friends, (especially with J.B.), cracking walnuts and playing jokes on others. When his health was good, he made a yearly trip to his hometown of Columbus to spend time with family, working on their homes and make repairs. He'd often stay for months. Perlie was the patriarch of his family, always supportive, always strong., He leaves to cherish, his loving wife of 67 years, Cozzie Mae Baldwin; five children: Jackie, John, Barbara, Margaret, and the youngest, Joyce, all of East Palo Alto, CA; eleven grandchildren: Angela (m. Melvin), Moses (m. Techia), Kiera, Dulani (m Lise), Sabrina, Jason, Natasha (m. Darrick), Nicole, Anitra, William Jr. and Herrell Jr.; seventeen great-grandchildren; a beautiful sister, Mary Washington of Columbus, Georgia, and a brother, John Baldwin Jr. of Montgomery, Alabama; a very close friend, Mr. J.B. Hoffman and his mother, Mrs. Anna Hoffman; a host of nieces and nephews, and family friends.



Perfecto Garcia

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Perfecto "Pete" Ovalle Garcia, 81, passed away on Nov. 2, 2010, after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 11, 1929, in Donna, Texas, to Rodolfo and Bibiana Garcia. He worked as a laborer in Local



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Priscilla A. Welch

Passed away November 1, 2010 in Petaluma at the age of 69. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Don; son, Michael (Colleen) Welch; three daughters, Danita (Ken) Nissen, Patricia Welch and Lacey Cameron; three grandchildren, Steffin Welch, Jessica Halbe and Justin Nissen. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Donations may be made in Priscilla's name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements under direction of : PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK & MORTUARY, Sebastopol. Cheda & Lyons - Directors (707) 823-5042




ADKISSON, RACHEL H. Bonita 01/01/1917 - 10/23/2010 UCSD Body Donation Program (858) 534-4546



RASMUSSEN, Esther Alice

RASMUSSEN, Esther Alice: 99; of Carpinteria; died Oct. 23; memorial service noon Saturday at her daughter's residence; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. 




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Raymond Lloyd Giles

Raymond L. Giles passed away on Oct. 30, 2010 in Simi Valley. He was born on Nov. 30, 1932 in McKeesport, Pa., Raymond was preceded in death by his mother and father, Agnes and George Giles; his brother, George Giles; and children, Debbie and Lance Giles., Ray is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carmella; his daughter, RaeAnne Michael; his grandchildren, Dianna Michael, Michael Beavers (Brynn Beavers), Michelle Michael; great-granddaughter, Addison Beavers; sister, Audrey DiBias (James DiBias); brother, Ronald Giles (Betty Giles); and many family members and friends., Ray served his country in the Navy. Raymond married Carmella in 1954. They lived in McKeesport, Pa., and began their family. They moved to California in 1963 and have lived in Simi Valley for the past 37 years. Ray continued to serve his community proudly as a firefighter for Station 45. He loved his family and brought kindness, joy, spirit, laughter and love to everyone that knew him. His love and spirit will be forever missed., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Saint Rose of Lima with burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Buena Vista Hospice. The family so appreciated all the care they have given the past many months., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation, our family helping yours, 581-3800.



Rebecca Ann "Betty" Alderson

Betty was born March 14, 1923 in Terre Haute, Indiana. She went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 28, 2010. She was raised in Streator, Illinois and was the youngest of seven children. At 18 years of age she moved to Northern California where she met and married the love of her life, Lee. They raised their family in Castro Valley, California and were loving role models for family and friends. They could be seen walking hand in hand the 64 years that they had together. Lee preceded her in death four years ago. Lee and Betty moved to Torrance, California 5 years ago to be closer to family. Betty was a loving mother to Nancy Crowell (Jim) of Palos Verdes Estates and Neil Alderson (Lynda) of Fernley, Nevada. She was the beloved grandmother and called "Nanny" by Jennifer Navarro (Dave) of Lomita, Jimmy Crowell (Ann) of Toledo, Ohio; Beth Crowell of Irvine; Julie Orr (Bob) of Sun Valley, Rebecca Elquist (Darin) and Hollee Alderson of Sparks, Nevada. Betty was great-grandmother to Molly Alderson; Macyn, Carson, R. J. and Drew Elquist; Madison and Taytem McCluney and Grace and Reed Crowell. Please sign the guestbook at



Reyes Ruben Guerra

Reyes passed away peacefully at his longtime Santa Rosa home on November 1, 2010 when he ended his battle with liver disease surrounded by his children, Ray Jr., Raequel, Laura Guerra and his brother by honor, Robert Muniz. He is survived by his sisters Margaret Lopez, Alvera Stange, Loretta May, Anna Simeone; his children Ray Jr., Raequel, Reyna and David Guerra. His only two grandchildren Alillya and Danial Guerra; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was a native, who enjoyed taking long bike rides on his Harley with his son, and old childhood friends as well as his Malditos Brothers. When he wasn't on his Harley, he was with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Friends and family are invited to join us on Sunday, November 7th at 1 00 p.m. at Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary, 9660 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, CA. Food and stories following immediately after at Eastside Riverfront Regional Park, Windsor, CA. Donations in Ray's name can be made at any Exchange Bank.



Rhea Butler

Butler, Rhea October 25, 1920 - November 3, 2010 Known affectionately as TuTu, Rhea Butler was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She moved west in the early 1930s, and lived in Long Beach and Los Angeles from this point on. Rhea was a founding member of VA hospital employees' union AFGE Local 1061. She was a determined union representative. She was a licensed Ham radio operator and enjoyed spy novels. TuTu is survived by her daughter Janice Jones, who has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Her cackling laugh and irreverent sense of humor will be missed.



Richard (Dick) McKendry

October 29, 2010 Richard (Dick) McKendry passed on., Born Oct. 22, 1930 in Fillmore to William and Rachel McKendry one of five brothers and sisters. After having served honorably in the US Navy and discharged in 1950, he came home to wed his high school sweetheart Jean Briggs. He began his career with the Ventura County Sheriffs Department where he served as a deputy and detective. He then transferred to the District Attorneys Office where he worked as an investigator and later became a death investigator for the Coroners Office., His distinguished investigative abilities led to his appointment to Chief Investigator. After several years in Ventura County, he moved to Bakersfield where he finished his long and distinguished 26-year career applying his investigative expertise to the Kern County Coroners Office where he retired in 1986. He also spent time volunteering for the Kern County Sheriffs Search and Rescue Team. Dick loved fishing, golfing and barbecuing with friends and family. His lifes legacy of hard and ethical work and his loyalty to his family and the community he served. He will be forever loved and remembered by all who were fortunate enough to have known him., He is survived by his loving wife, Melba; sons, Jeff, Mike and Mark; and daughter, Judy. He is graced with seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Mission Family Mortuary, 531 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93304. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin, CA 93203 on Friday, Nov. 5 at 10:45 a.m. with reception to follow at the Elks Lodge in Bakersfield at 1616 30th St., Bakersfield, CA 93301-1908.



Richard Johnson

Richard Melvin Johnson of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away October 25, 2010. He was born January 18, 1932 in Taft, Calif. to parents Melvin and Otha Johnson. He spent his formative years in Long Beach, Calif. He graduated from Poly High, L.B. City College and Long Beach State. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Richard spent 30 plus years in the education fields in various locations in Southern California and with the Armed Forces in Spain and Germany.



Robert Anton Smircich

Robert Anton Smircich, 4/28/1925 - 10/21/2010, Robert Anton Smircich passed away with the love of his life Kelly Smircich by his side on October 21, 2010 just before midnight. He was 85 years young., He was a loving husband and family man known for his generosity. Bob had a true passion and a love for life, his family and his friends. Bob was known as "Bingo Bob" at The Oaks of Auburn where he spent the last three years of his life with Kelly. In 1992 upon retirement Bob and his wife Kelly moved to Auburn after 35 years as a building engineer with ATT. He was the founder of the Country Store at The Oaks where he served the needs of his fellow residents with weekly shopping trips to stock the store and meet special requests. In his earlier years he and Kelly traveled the globe building a treasure trove of memories., He was a treasure to all that knew him always offering a helping hand. He was a master cabinet maker and fix-it man who selflessly shared his talents helping others. He served as a Mason and a volunteer sheriff for Contra Costa County. He also was a member of the Congregational Church., Bob was born to John and Virginia Smircich in New Orleans, LA., where his father, a World War I, veteran, supported the family as a fisherman. Bob followed the tradition to serve in the army and fought for his country in the South Pacific during, . He was an all American supporting his country in word and deed. His favorite activities were reading war and western stories, deep sea fishing and hunting., He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Paul, John and Peter Smircich and son Michael Smircich. Bob is survived by his wife, Kelly, his children Jack Sunseri, Elizabeth Sunseri, grandchildren Steven Smircich, Leanne Smircich McDowell, Russell Sunseri and Cara Sunseri Helberg. He leaves 12 great-grandchildren, Whitney, Hayley, Nastia, Aaron, Sidney, Katie, Mikayla, Sadie, Ashley, Josh, Nick and Shianne., All who met him said he was a big hearted gentle soul and a true gentleman. A military celebration of life ceremony will be announced in the near future. His family has requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice.



Robert Bravo

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.



Robert E. Bossuet

Robert E. Bossuet, age 81, husband of Dolores Bossuet of Newtown, died November 2, 2010 at his home. Friends may call Monday, November 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Honan Funeral Home, Newtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church Tuesday November 9th at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Veteran's Cemetery, Middletown.



Robert J. Caruso

Caruso, Robert J. January 21, 1941 - October 4, 2010 Died of natural causes. Retired after 27 years of service in Student Affairs UCLA, including the position of Administrative Director for Division of Student Academic Services. Consistent with his views on education, he established the Mary A. and Joseph B. Caruso Memorial Scholarship at SUNY Fredonia, his alma mater.



Robert J. Hunt

Bob Hunt was always glad to see you. Following his trademark How are ya, a conversation with Bob was likely to be a lively and honest exchange, often culminating with Bobs insightful, humorous and sometimes outrageous view of the world. Bob really made you think. His considerable success in business often challenged convention. The simple solutions he offered to your seemingly complex problems made you wonder just what was holding you back. His raw humor and party antics made you question if the social norms we wear like restrictive cocoons are really all that important. And, Bob really made you laugh., He was always the life of the party, the light in the room and everyones favorite jokester. With just his mischievous smile and boyish charm, he made you laugh. Bob never cared if you were laughing at him or with him. He just wanted everyone in the room to have a fabulous time, and to be sure everyone felt included., Robert J. Hunt was born on Aug. 23, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey. In 1949, the Hunt family moved to Southern California with Bobs brother and two sisters. There, five more sisters and another brother were born and lived in the Hunt family home on Farmdale Avenue in North Hollywood., Bob attended St. Charles School and North Hollywood High School. Following his James Dean teenage years, Bob graduated from Valley State College (Now Cal State Northridge). He then parlayed his independent intellect and a strong desire to win into successful business interests in Southern California and Texas., He loved, struggled and grew from his several marriages and eventually settled on the lake in Westlake Village. There he continued to develop enduring friendships. But his crowning achievement may well be his relationship with his wonderful wife Erla perhaps the only woman to truly know, understand, accept and cherish the unique person that Bob was., Bob passed away in peace on Oct. 26, 2010 at his home in Westlake Village, surrounded by his family. He will continue to live in the hearts of his wife, nine siblings, three stepchildren, scores of relatives and hundreds of adoring, close friends. To say Bob was loved and will be missed would be wholly inadequate., Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Pierce Bothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village.



Robert S. (Chick) Cooper

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



Robert Walter "Bob" Larner

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,



Rosamond Upson Hall

Hall, Rosamond Upson December 19, 1919 - November 2, 2010 Passed away at age 90 at her residence in Newport Beach on November 2, 2010. . She was born in Carpinteria California. She obtained BA degrees in Math and German from Stanford University in 1941 and attended University of Oklahoma graduate business school. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and Cap and Gown. She had a life long involvement in family farming and manufacturing businesses and volunteered extensively in her community including Girl Scouts, Assistance League, National Charity League, and Los Angeles Children's Hospital / Pasadena Guild. She is survived by her daughters, Lurline Hall Twist (George), Robin Hall Leason (JK), and Lucy Ann Hall (Allen Sweet). She is also survived by grandchildren Jory Twist, Gwendolen Twist, Amelia Frinier, TJ Leason, and Lurline Sweet, as well as 8 great grandchildren. Her husband Robert E. Hall predeceased her in 2005. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Interment will be at Carpinteria Cemetery. Services will be private.



Rose Foley-Babcock

Rose Foley-Babcock, 67, of Redding died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).Ros



Rosella Lee Gudgel Thornsberry

Rosella Lee Gudgel Thornsberry, 10/31/2010, Rosella Lee Gudgel Thornsberry passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010 at her home in Chico, California surrounded by her loving husband of 63 years and close family members. She was born November 22, 1926 in Gainesville, Texas to Lloyd Lewis and Cecile Jennie Garret Gudgel., Rosella is survived by her husband Doyal Thornsberry and siblings: Verlin Seaman, Loering Gudgel, Bob Gudgel, Dale Kaiser, and Pat Gasich. Forever in her heart are her children: daughters Linda Hartman and husband Bill of Davis, Kathy Ellinghouse of Chico, Susan Pool and husband Rod of Chico and Woodland, and son Stan Thornsberry and wife Cindy of Auburn. She will be remembered lovingly by her grandchildren: Brian Pool and wife Nikki, Kelly Pool Hernandez and husband Bert, Steven Pool and wife Sarah, Tara Thornsberry, Lindsay Hartman, Lisa Pool Hicklin and husband Aric, Andrew Hartman and Ashley Thornsberry along with great-grandchildren Evann Pool, Lucien Pool, Ian Hernandez and Brannon Hicklin. Rosella is preceded in death by her parents, eldest brother LeRoy Gudgel, and son-in-law Robert Ellinghouse., Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Rosella's life at an open house luncheon December 12, 2010 at Waite Hall, 1250 Gum Avenue, Woodland, CA.



Roxane (Stevenson) Bergam

Roxane (Stevenson) Bergam, a 10-year Fairfield resident, passed away on Nov. 1 at her home in Fairfield. She was born in Castro Valley, Calif., on Feb. 17, 1956, to Norman and Barbara Stevenson., Roxane is survived by her husband, David Bergam; children, Amy Nicholus and Haley Bergam; sisters, Eileen (Stevenson) McDonald and Heidi (Stevenson) McCaughin; nephews, Ryan and Kevin McDonald and Casey McCaughin; nieces, Meagan (McDonald) Duhrloop, Katie (McDonald) Williams, Molly and Erin McCaughin., Roxane lived most of her life in San Lorenzo attending school and graduating from Arroyo High School., A visitation will be held today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a service to follow at 1 p.m., both at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home,,



Roxane Bergam

Roxane Bergam, a 10-year Fairfield resident, died on Nov. 1 at her home in Fairfield., She was born on Feb. 17, 1956, in Castro Valley, Calif., A visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m., both at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, www. nadeaufuneralhome. com.



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Ruth Fujiwara

Ruth Fujiwara, 83, of Oxnard, passed away Oct. 22, 2010 at West Hills Hospital from an illness. Ruth was born on Aug. 9, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and had been a resident of Ventura County for 35 years., Ruth, in her younger years, worked as a security for the United States Army for 30 years. Ruth very much loved her family and dedicated her life to her two beautiful daughters. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Kiyoaki Fujiwara. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Dawn Cagle; daughter, Scarlett Fujiwara; and granddaughter, Tiffany Cagle., Memorial service will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at FDA Conrad-James Reardon Mortuary, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Funeraria del Angel Conrad-James Reardon, 401. W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard, 487-4911.



Samantha Lisa Boyajian

Samantha Lisa Boyajian of the Santa Rosa Rancheria passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the age of 29 in a Fresno hospital., Samantha is survived by her son: Christian Paul Boyajian and daughter Krissa Lynn Young. Four uncles: Russell Oliver, Carl Oliver, Ernie Oliver and Frank Contreras, four aunts: Janie Oliver, Elizabeth Oliver, Judy Lucas and Carol Haudenschild, her godmother: Linda Haire along with numerous cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dolores and Miller Oliver, her mother, Geraldine Oliver, her father, Sammy R. Boyajian and her godfather, Johnny Anderson., Visitation and Vigil Rosary Service will start at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010 at St. Rose of Lima Chapel on the Santa Rosa Rancheria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Chapel with burial to follow at the Tachi Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



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Sara Frances Hinkle Lewis

13 Jan. 1926 - 29 Oct. 2010 Sara Frances Hinkle Lewis, 84, of Ventura, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. She was born at home on Jan. 13, 1926 in Pickens, S.C., to Silas Dover Hinkle and Mary Eileen Whitmire., Frances, the fourth of seven children, was raised on a farm and worked the cotton fields at a young age. After graduating from Pickens High School in 1945, she journeyed to Burbank Calif., to visit her older brother and sister who had already sought a new life in the Golden State. At the Santa Barbara Mission in February 1949, she married the love of her life, George Bartow Lewis, Jr., her next door neighbor, who had recently returned from service in WWII; Frances and George were married for 45 glorious years. In 1963, they settled with their four children in Ventura., Frances will be greatly missed by her four children: Bart Lewis of Camarillo (wife Kim), Tom Lewis of Paso Robles (wife Tanya), John Lewis of Newbury Park (wife Laura), Jane Montague of Ventura (husband Curt), and six grandchildren. Frances is also survived by two sisters, Pat Morrow of Burbank, Nancy Flesch of Eugene, Ore., and numerous nieces and nephews., Family was the foundation of her life. Frances always had an adventurous spirit and was affectionately called "goat" by her husband who appreciated her sure-foot hiking abilities and steadfastness. In the 1970s, with an empty nest looming on the horizon, Frances embarked on her personal educational endeavors, returning to Ventura College and earning her AA degree of which she was very proud. She became a prolific writer, immensely enjoying it as her avenue for her poetic talent and spiritual expression., She compiled a collection of poems and co-authored a book "Experiencing the Healing Love of God" published in 1989. Frances was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church serving on the parish council in the 70s, and also of San Buenaventura Mission where she founded their healing ministry in the 80s. In the 1990s, she was active in outreach to those less fortunate, visiting the sick, elderly, and homebound., Her ministry of service heightened her spiritual quest as evidenced by her writings. After the loss of her husband George in 1994, she remained involved in church activities, and spending time with her children and grandchildren, living each day to its fullest. Frances will always be remembered for her positive outlook on life; the glass always being half full. Frances appreciated the simple things in life and she especially enjoyed a good laugh. In her final years, she received the loving care of the staff of Moran Manor, especially Simona, Tonia, Rosa, Kika, Alicia, Julie, and Lola., A celebration of life will begin on Friday at the Joseph P. Reardon Mortuary with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m. On Saturday, November 6, an 11 a.m. Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura. Frances was entrusted to the care of the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.



Sarefine Anthony "Fino" Luis

Sarefine Anthony Luis (Fino) was born at the family home on Jackson Avenue in Lemoore on October 17, 1936 and passed away at his home on October 27, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the seventh of eight children born to Mary C. and Frank P. Luis. He was raised in the country and was ecstatic when his family moved to town in 1953. In his estimation that was where all the action was., He attended Central Union School, graduated from Lemoore High in 1955 and briefly attended Porterville College. He also was a former member of the California National Guard., Fino's love of sports followed him from elementary school to high school and beyond. He participated and excelled in football, track and basketball. He loved playing Men's Softball in the Lemoore league and struck fear in the opponents' hearts with his fast pitch. This love of sports was carried over to his children Pat and Susan. He coached their various sports as they were growing up and continued his love of softball by coaching fast pitch JV and Freshman softball at Lemoore High. He also spent about 15 years filming varsity football for Lemoore., He was a retired journeyman mechanic for Pirelli Tire and also farmed most of his life on the family farm north of Stratford. He was an avid San Francisco Giants and Fresno State Bulldog football fan and loved going to their games. He lived long enough to know his beloved Giants were going to the World Series. He also loved getting away for a few days to the coast., He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Kathryn; his son, Patrick Luis and wife Gabrielle of Fresno; brother, Manuel Luis and wife Doris of Lemoore and sister, Rosie Borges of South Lake Tahoe. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Allyson Sippel and husband Phil of Hanford, Bryanne Luis of Fresno, Ryan Yocum and wife Lindsay of Hanford, Sara Yocum and fiance, Travis Contreras of Lemoore and Evan and Andrew Luis of Visalia. His adored great-grandchildren are Callie Sippel, Ava Yocum and Braeden Contreras with twp new ones on the way. He also is survived by his brother-in-law, Harold Brown of Hanford, brother-in-law, Richard Lancaster and wife Dianna of Lemoore, sister-in-law, Sue Lancaster of Hanford, son-in-law, Tom Yocum of Hanford and numerous nieces and nephews. He also will be missed by his life-long friend Ron Romeiro and wife Janelle and many friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Yocum; his parents; brothers Frank, Albert, Jess and Alvin; sister, Mary Silva., A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore., Those who wish may contribute in his memory to St. Peter's Catholic Church Building Fund, 19 Follett St., Lemoore, CA 93245, Kings SPCA, 8084 E. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230 or, , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



Shirley June Kolstad

Shirley June Kolstad, 83, of Big Bend died Sunday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).



Stanley Robert Garcia

Stanley Robert Garcia was born on January 10, 1956 and passed away October 9, 2010., Stanley was an engineering draftsman, an amateur astronomer and an avid outdoorsman., Stanley is survived by his loving wife, Michelle; children, Russell, Darleen, Richard and three granddaughters., A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 7th, 12 p.m. at 217 E. Bainbridge St., Hanford, CA.



Suzanne Destruel

Beloved daughter of Jean "Dusty" Destruel and Rosemary P. Destruel; loving sister of Randal (Shelley) Destruel, Kevin (Karen) Destruel; devoted mother of Michael A. Baker III, U.S.N. and Jordan H. Baker U.S.N. Suzanne graduated from Ursuline High School in 1976 and got her BA degree from St. Mary's College in 1981. She married Michael Baker Jr. in 1982. They lived in Lafayette, CA until they moved to Truckee, CA when their youngest son was two months old. They divorced soon after and Suzanne went to work in a clothing store, raising her two sons alone. Her whole life has been devoted to her two sons and she always felt they were her greatest achievement. She was cared for and loved by her devoted caregiver Leresa Matarige, her three closest friends that stayed by her bedside day and night, Kim Byrn, Debbie Sedletzky and Karen Siroky. Also the love and care from her sister-in-law, Shelley Destruel who came every day to help care for her and give her much love and comfort. Two of Suzanne's teachers from Ursuline were at her bedside and gave her much comfort, Tim Gatto and Delores Nonella Crowley. She will be greatly missed by her cousin, Darlene Bath, that Suzanne considered her "favorite aunt". Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers any donations in her name may be made to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino, Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or Hanna Boys Center, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 525-3730



Sylvia, Viola

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:00 AM 

Viola Sylvia Jan. 13, 1920 - Oct. 31, 2010 Resident of Hayward Viola Sylvia of Hayward and Downieville, CA passed away peacefully in her ..... 



Tatsumi Mizutani

Mizutani, Tatsumi April 29, 1921 - October 30, 2010 Tatsumi Mizutani, 89, of Cypress, California, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010. He is survived by son Larry (Carol) Mizutani of Colorado, and by daughters Linda (Kenneth) Owens of Virginia, Lori (James) Schiffhauer of California, Lisa (Michael) Shuttleworth of Colorado, and Lena (Jeffrey) Rodine of California, and by 6 grandchildren, Matthew (Carla) Mizutani, Emily (Kurt) Danielson, Darren Shuttleworth, Brett Rodine, Kelsey Shuttleworth and Dylan Rodine. He is also survived by sister, Fusako Nitahara of Illinois, as well as by 8 neices and 7 nephews. He was predeceased by wife Amy Mizutani, by parents Kaneo and Togoro Mizutani, and by sister Hatsuye Igauye. Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 8, at 11:00 AM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Church of Our Fathers, 4471 Lincoln Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630, with The Reverend Mark Nakagawa of Centenary United Methodist Church officiating.



Teddy L. (T Bear) Williams Jr.

Teddy L. Williams Jr. (T Bear) November 25, 1981 - October 31, 2010 TJ was born in Bakersfield, CA and died unexpectedly on October 31, 2010. He was preceded in death by his father, Teddy L. Williams Sr.; his grandfathers, Arlen G. Griffin Sr. and Donell Williams Sr. TJ is survived by his mother, Lancia Griffin; his nana, LaWanda J. Homes; his brothers, Maceo Davis, Brian Johnson Sr., Marquez Hamilton, and Tyson Forbs; his sister, Tissfa Johnson; his fiancee, Christine Francis and their soon to be born son. TJ was loved by many family and friends, and will be deeply missed by all. Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 8, at 10:00 a.m., at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Ave. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted in the Teddy L Williams Jr. memorial acct. at Wells Fargo and a car wash will be held Sunday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., at Wells Fargo, 1300 22nd St.



Theodore Paul Loud

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.,



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Thomas C. Speich

A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate and burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post No. 238., Pallbearers will be Nick Kitzhaber, Ron Sowieja, Jerry Vesel, Eugene Steffen, John Meisner and Dean Suda. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Petkovsek and Sean Haley. Visitation was held at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood, on Tuesday with a prayer service. Visitation will also be held at the church today from 10 a.m. until time of service., Thomas Charles Speich was born on May 5, 1960, in Neillsville, Wis., the son of John D. and Kay (Perman) Speich. He was raised and received his education in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1978. After high school, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, near San Antonio. He was then stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash., where he remained until his honorable discharge in 1982., Tom then moved to Texas and worked as a carpenter with his friend Dean Suda. In 1990, he moved to Vacaville, Calif., to work as a carpenter for Roy Gregorich Jr., He was united in marriage to Starla Meyers on Nov. 25, 1994, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Dixon, Calif. Tom lived and worked in Vacaville until the time of his death., He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his daughters and wife, camping, sports, coaching soccer, a love for his dogs, power naps and reading the newspaper., Tom will be dearly missed by his wife, Starla, of Vacaville, Calif.; his daughters, Sage and Brooke Speich, both at home; his parents, John D. and Kay Speich of Greenwood; five siblings, Marian Haley of Avondale, Ariz., Bill Speich of Greenwood, Michael (Patti) Speich of Wisconsin Rapids; Margaret Speich (husband Steven Berchen) of Bethesda, Md., and Diane (Mike) Martens of Orangevale, Calif.; four nieces, Mara (Justin) Seigel, Emily Berchen, Brehon (Keith) Hoffman and Emmy Speich; one nephew, Sean Haley; one great-niece, Kaylynn Hoffman; one great-nephew, Tarren Hoffman; one aunt, Margaret (Herb) Meissner of New Berlin; and numerous cousins., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Tom Speich Memorial Trust., Arrangements are by Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood, (715) 267-6385., , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Thomas Garcia

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Tony Espinoza (In Memoriam)

TONY L. ESPINOZA 4/8/1929 ~ 11/5/2005 If we could bring you back again, For one more hour or day, We\'d express all our unspoken love; We\'d have countless things to say. If we could bring you back again, We\'d say we treasured you, And that your presence in our lives Meant more than we ever knew. If we could bring you back again, To tell you what we should, You\'d know how much we miss you now, And if we could, we would. Love, Your Wife, Children, Grandchildren & Family



Tracy Pappas

Tracy M. Pappas (Levold), Resident of San Jose, 5/20/67 - 11/1/10, Entered into rest on Monday with her loved ones at her side. She was born in London, England and moved to the U.S. in 1979. She graduated from Brahnam High School., She is survived by her husband Michael, sons Stephen and Anthony Owens, her step-children Jacqueline, Michael Jr., and Laurel. Loving sister of John, Robert (deceased), Shaun, and Kevin Levold, and Julie Cordero. Aunt to Michelle Muela. She is also survived by her parents Charles and Jeanne Levold of Las Vegas. She was also Grandma to 5 beloved grandchildren. Her bright smile, big heart, and quick wit will be greatly missed., Services will be held at 2pm November 7, at Lima Family Erikson Memorial Chapel 710 Willow Street San Jose, CA 95125.



Tricia Michelle Garnica

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.




BELLINI, VINCENT MAURICE Feb. 15, 1945 to Oct. 12, 2010 Vincent Maurice Bellini, 65, passed away unexpectedly at home in San Diego, CA. on October 12, 2010. He was born on February 15, 1945 in Oakland, CA, the son of the late Vince and Ruth Bellini. He was the oldest of three siblings. Vince was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and camping with his family and friends. An accomplished woodworker, Vince could create or fix anything. He moved to San Diego in the last two years to be near his three grandchildren, whom he adored. He truly was a man of many and varied talents and skills who will be missed greatly by family and everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Judie Bellini; daughter, Lisa Bellini of Benicia, CA.; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Mitchell Priest of San Diego, Ca; and grandchildren Jackson, Jonah and Jameson Priest. Memorial Services have been held in Northern California on November 4th.



Valentino T. Pozzi

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Vernon E. Kinder

Vernon E. Kinder 94, of Olivehurst passed away on October 28, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 2:45pm Monday November 8, 2010 at Sierra View Memorial Park.



Veronica Elizabeth (McCarthy) DiFranco

Veronica Elizabeth (McCarthy) DiFranco of George-town, wife of the late Russell DiFranco, died peacefully at her home, Wednes-day, November 3, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Veronica fought a difficult battle with cancer for two years. It was her faith in God that sustained her and gave such courage to carry on. Veronica was born in Danbury on November 19, 1921 to the late John and Loretta (Clohessey) McCarthy. She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Veronica touched many lives with her sweet and gentle ways. Veronica lived life to the fullest and had many passions. Veronica would express that her most precious moments were of time spent with her grandchildren and great-grand-children. Family was the most important thing to her. She shared her passion of golf with her late husband, Russell, as a member of the Redding Country Club for more than 40 years. They also shared together their love of dancing which was highlighted by their winning The Harvest Moon Ball tango contest in the 1940s.Veronica's love for life was also expressed through her artwork and paintings and also her creative gourmet cooking. With her husband Russell, she raised three daughters and one son. Veronica is survived by her daughter, Veronica Venus and husband, Michael of Ridgefield, Russell DiFranco Jr and his wife, Charlotte of Wilton, Laura DiFranco of Georgetown, and Maria Calder and husband, Jamie of Palm Coast, Fla. Veronica had nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. They are John Venus and his wife, Isabelle and their three children, Adriana, Gabriella and Michael; Julie Petroccio and her husband, Marce and their two children, Gianna and Aleah. Patrick Venus; Kelly Maloney and her husband, Pete and their son, Logan; Melissa Rinaldi and her husband, Mark and their daughter, Olivia. Michelle Odysseos and her husband, Avram and their son, Alex; Joe Lanigan and his wife, Kathleen and their two children, Ashley and Bobby; Alex and Nicolas Calder sons of daughter, Maria. Veronica is also survived by her sister, Arlene Parille Pugliatti of New Fairfield. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Dorothy and her brothers, Buddy, Bobby and Jack. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown on Monday, November 8 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridge-field. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Sunday, November 7th from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions in Mrs. DiFranco's memory and honor may be made to the Georgetown Fire Dept., 6 Portland Ave., Georgetown, CT 06829.



Walt Bybee

Bybee, Walt June 11, 1927 - November 2, 2010 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend is now with his loved ones in the beautiful hereafter. Flying was his passion and profession. Walt loved everyone and enjoyed being of service to others. He will be greatly missed by his wife Alice (of 59 years) son David, daughters Leisa and Cheryl, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Services to be held Saturday, November 6th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 225 Mildred St., Perris CA 92571 at 1:00 pm.



Walter Eugene Mays

Mays, Walter Eugene March 5, 1931 - November 1, 2010 Loving Husband and Father. A service in honor of Walter will be held at Rose Family Funeral Home, 4444 Cochran in Simi Valley at 3 pm on Sunday, Nov. 7. A Celebration of Life dinner will be held at Giovanis on Cochran after the service.



Wanda Jeanette (Greenlee) Ford

Wanda Jeanette Ford (Greenlee), 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 1, surrounded by her family at Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo., Wanda was born on April 6, 1939, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Murphy and Maude (Relford) Greenlee. She married William Franklin Ford on March 12, 1955. William and Wanda, with their children, moved to California from Tennessee in 1968., Wanda thoroughly enjoyed researching her family history using a genealogy program. She also loved spending time with her family and reading., She is survived by her husband, William Ford Sr. of Fairfield; sons, Billy (Bernice) Ford of Chicago, Randy (Carolyn) Ford and Ricky Ford all of Fairfield; daughter, Robin (Thom) Demattei of Belmont; grandkids, Christy, Krystal, Melissa, Robby, Brianna, Samantha and R.J.; five great-grandkids; sisters, Nelia Capps and Linda Mendenhall; and brother, Phillip Greenlee, all from Tennessee., She was preceded in death by her parents, Murphy and Maude Greenlee; brother, Lawrence Greenlee; son, Joey Ford; and grandson, Jay Lee Ford., Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield. Prior to the services, a visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 West Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533,,



William H. "Bill" Brown

September 19, 1919 - October 26, 2010 



William Harvey

WILLIAM (BILL) HARVEY 11/06/24 ~11/2/2010 It is with great sadness that the family of Bill announce his death on November 2, 2010. Bill, a lifelong resident of Riverside, was born Nov. 6th, 1924 in West Palm Beach, Florida to Gladys Fellows Hewlett and Sydney Victor Harvey. He is survived by his wife Teresa (Terry) of 63 years. Their family includes: David and his wife Ellen of Oxnard, CA; Diane and her husband Dennis of Anacortes, Washington; Edward and his Wife Sandra of Riverside; Thomas and his wife Debbie of Daegu, Republic of Korea; Robert and his wife Suzanne of Riverside. They have 11 grandchildren: Jolie, Richard, Monica, Andy, Sydney and Zachary Harvey; Sarah Kolb; Michelle Cameron; and Keith, Kelly and Scott Love. Also, there are 4 great grandchildren: Rowan, Jasper and Olivia Love; and Sadie Harvey. They have one great, great grandchild Aurora McCrea-Love. Bill was predeceased by his sister Eunice Harvey Lawrence of Ajax, Ontario, Canada and his brother Kenneth of San Diego. Bill is survived by his sister Patricia Lane of Astoria, Oregon. He is a decorated



William James Bullis

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William Joseph MUNZER

MUNZER, William Joseph Age 55. Longtime resident of Long Beach, California, and Chino, California passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at his home in Chino, from a heart attack. Bill was born in Santa Ana, California on December 20, 1954, to Rudolph and Daphne Munzer. He lived as a young boy in Fullerton with his brother, Daniel, and sister Anne, moving in 1961 with his family to Long Beach. Bill attended St Barnabas School, Hughes Junior High School, and the Catalina Island School. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1978 and through his work in the oil exploration business, lived in Utah, Colorado, and eventually, spent several years in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bill worked for 12 years as the President of Stretch-Vent Packaging Systems until the sale of the business in 2002. Since that time he has been occupied by his many interests, which include farming citrus in Nipomo, purchasing and renovating properties, and spending time with his family and friends. An excellent athlete, Bill was a tennis player, avid skier, golfer, swimmer and surfer, influencing and encouraging the efforts of his children, his nephews, and his other family members when they played, surfed, and golfed together. He was a longtime supporter of the Boys Scouts, and his sons, Daniel and Jeffrey both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Bill was a friend to many, and an unforgettable character by many standards. He liked to ask questions, and often provided his own unique answers. Bill is survived by his fiancee, Maria Perez, and her family; his children, Daniel Wayne, Jeffrey Rudolph, and Nicole Catherine Munzer; his mother, Daphne D. Munzer; his brother, Daniel W. Munzer (Pamela), sister, Anne Munzer Bourne (Randy); Bill's nephews and nieces, James Munzer, Elizabeth Munzer Middagh, Kirsten Bourne, John Bourne, and Dana Bourne. Bill was predeceased by his beloved father, Rudolph James Munzer, in 2000. Visitation will be held Friday November 5th, 5:00PM-8:00PM, Rosary at 6:30PM, at All Souls Mortuary, 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, November 6th at Saint Barnabas Church, 3955 Orange Ave., Long Beach, 90807.



Wynema Hickox Thom Markusson

Friday, November 5, 2010 12:31 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Zoie I. (Joseph) Markantonis

ZOIE I. (JOSEPH) MARKANTONIS SEP 9, 1933 - OCT 6, 2010 Zoie Irene (Joseph) Markantonis, 77 was born on September 9, 1933 in Livingston, CA passed peacefully from this life October 6, 2010 in Ballwin, MO after a long battle with breast cancer. Zoie graduated from Livingston High School in 1952, married George Markantonis in 1956, and lived in Livingston on the family ranch until they moved to Modesto in 1975. Zoie and George owned Jewel's Cafe on the old Hwy 99 in Livingston and then The Peach Tree Restaurant in Ceres. She retired from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department having served 13 years as a Cook Supervisor. She and George moved to Ballwin, MO in 1999 to be near their grandchildren. Zoie is proceeded in death by her parents; Harry and Louise Joseph, sisters; Cleo Katsounakis, Athena DiBartolo, Georgia Lagovardos, and brothers; George and Alexander Joseph. She is survived by her husband, George, children; Anna Maria Markantonis of Woodbridge, NJ, Nicolette Rubio of Riverside, CA, Alexandra Fehlig of Ballwin, MO, Michael Markantonis of Newport Beach, CA, four grandchildren, brother; Steve Joseph of Atwater, CA, sister; Harriet Vaughn of Rogue River, OR and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held October 12th at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in St. Louis, MO and she was laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In memory of Zoie, contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 12101 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 102, St. Louis, MO 63141.