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MORAN, ANN MILLER August 1, 1928 to Nov. 6, 2010 Ann Miller Moran joined hands with her beloved husband and Lord on Saturday, November 6, 2010, three days after her husband had gone to be with Jesus. Some hearts are destined to be together forever. Ann was born to Cora and Radford Miller in Charleston, West Virginia. Ann met and married Dick Moran in Charleston, WV, while Dick was stationed in the Air Force. They married on November 24, 1950, 60 years ago. They have four children together, Bonnie (Dwight) Deal, Mike (Linda) Moran, Rick (Michele) Moran, Suzi (David) Moates, six grandchildren Rhonda (John) Gamble, Melani (Steve) Roberson, Jeff (Kimber) Moates, Molly Moran, Joshua Moran, and Rebekah Moran, and one great-grandchild Timothy. Ann is also survived by three siblings, her sister Louise Hamilton from Georgia and two brothers Fred and Emmitt Miller from Charleston, WV. In Ann's earlier years, she loved to cook, sew, paint, travel with her husband in their motorhome and she loved her family passionately. On May 3, 1998 Ann was reborn into the kingdom of God, Jesus is her friend. Mom, you will be missed, but we are at peace now that you are with dad and the Lord! A dual memorial will be held for both Ann and Dick Moran on Wednesday, November 10th, at 4:00 p.m. at Amazing Grace Church, 208 Madrona, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Reception to follow the memorial.
Aaron Gary Yocum was born in Hanford, CA on January 20, 1974. He passed away on November 1, 2010 at the age of 36. He was a loving father, brother and son, as well as a loyal friend to many. Aaron had a positive effect on everyone he knew. His sense of humor was infectious and his story-telling was legendary., Aaron was raised in Hanford on his family's farm in Guernsey. He attended Lakeside Elementary School and graduated from Hanford High in 1992, where he was a standout three-year varsity football player, playing for the league all-star team his senior year. He went on to play football for two years for the College of Sequoia Giants as well. After playing football, he started working at Valley Ford, where he was a service writer for almost fifteen years for the Ryan family., Aaron enjoyed playing golf and cards with his friends. He also liked watching Notre Dame, San Francisco Giants and 49ers play on TV or better yet, catch a live game when possible. His true love was spending time with his daughter Camryn. As she put it, they were "partners in crime.", Aaron is survived by his daughter, Camryn Yocum, of Hanford; his parents, Mike Yocum of Hanford and Colleen O'Neil of Lemoore; his brother and sister in law, Micky and Hannah Yocum of Hanford; his grandmothers, Wynema Yocum of Hanford and Collette O'Neil of Fresno as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins from the Central Valley and Monterey area. Aaron was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Kyle Yocum of Hanford and James O'Neil of Fresno., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your charity of choice or contributions can be made to a college fund (account # 11726063-S6) for Aaron's daughter at Educational Employees Credit Union., Services will be held at Hanford Church of Christ on 12th and Grangeville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
Our hero and beloved "Abe" as he was known to family and friends passed away Oct. 5, 2010, age 84 years old, in Reseda, CA., He was born on Feb. 21, 1926 to Samuel and Rebecca Stern Lashin in NYC, New York. After graduating New Utrecht High School he attended Alfred University as an ASTP student. In 1944 he joined the Army and went overseas with the 70th Infantry division and transferred to the 80th division. He received a Purple Heart for combat in the "Battle of the Bulge.", When he returned home in 1945 he studied architecture and worked in various architectural offices in New York, California and Wales, UK. When his parents passed away he became a father and brother all at once to his three younger sisters. When they were married he moved to Hollywood, CA in 1957., At age 42 he met and married Lorene Beach Seidel on June 23, 1968 in the Pasific Palisades and adopted her two daughters, Janet Laura, 11, and Linda Marie, 7. He was a terrific husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. They resided in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks for over 40 years., Abe was very active in the community as architectural chairman for Village Homes for 12 years, delivering Meals on Wheels, boys' baseball and basketball coach with WAA and member of the Thousand Oaks VFW. He and his wife were active tennis players. The Senior Concerns Center was extremely helpful when he developed Alzheimer's. Tennis and traveling was his passion so he and his wife took many trips overseas and across the U.S., He leaves his loving wife, Lorene; daughters and husbands, Janet and Dino Graham, Agoura Hills, Linda and Curt Phillips, Beaverton, Ore.; grandchildren, Kevin and Shawna Graham, Matthew and Melanie Lund, Steven Phillips; and great-grandson, Bradlee Baker; beloved sisters, Yvette Cohen, Montreal, Canada, Eileen Coven, Fort Lee, N.J., Rosalind Allison, Metarie, New Orleans; and many nieces and nephews. All who knew and loved him will miss his humor, humbleness and graciousness., He was laid to rest at the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Cemetery on Oct. 8. Please sign the guestbook at www.pierce-brothers.com.
Agustin Garcia Jr., 20, of Cathedral City, Calif. passed away on November 2, 2010 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born September 13, 1990 to Agustin Garcia and Martha Fernandez in Los Angeles, Calif. He was an air conditioning technician. Agustin is survived by his son Fernando Garcia Luna of Cathedral City, brothers Angel Adrian Garcia, Daniel Garcia, and Ernesto Garcia, all of Cathedral City, parents Agustin and Martha Garcia of Cathedral City, and grandparents Felix Fernandez Villela of Palm Desert, Josefina Martinez Lucero of Palm Desert, and Juan Garcia Baltazar of Mexicali. Visitation will be from 5-8pm with 6:30 rosary Tuesday November 9, 2010. A funeral mass will be held at 10am on Wednesday November 10, 2010 all at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs, Calif. Burial will follow at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City. Casillas Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Albert Edward Cavanaugh, Jr. 72, of Shasta Lake died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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SANTA CRUZ -- Alexander "Pinky" Pedemonte, who helped found the iconic Santa Cruz Surfing Club in 1936, died Tuesday.
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Allen Everett Dillon 82, a longtime resident of Yuba City passed away November 4, 2010 at his residence with his family. He was born October 13, 1928 in Muskogee, OK. He is survived by his children: Michael A. Dillon, Gary E. Dillon, and Teri Tufford; his brother, Jimmy Dillon; sister, Aileen Gemache, 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Everett is preceded in death by his loving wife Erma Lee of 63 years and his parents Otis and Gertis Dillon. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Send Condolences at
ALLEN C. TUMLIN, 72, of Lompoc died Thursday, November 4, 2010. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, directors.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF Lucilla (Chila) Amaya (wrongful death) Sunrise Sunset Nov. 9, 1962 Mar. 7, 1998 Mom, Dad, & Family May the Lord .....
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Ann C. Weiland-Daviduk, 70, went home on Nov. 1, 2010, after a short but valiant battle with liver and lung cancer, to be with her beloved husband of 52 years, Thomas Daviduk, 74, who went home on June 28, 2009, after a short but valiant battle with lung cancer. May they forever rest in peace together., They leave behind their three daughters, Debbie LaRoche (husband Dennis) of Port Hueneme; Barbara Owen (husband Darrin) and Bonnie Wilson (husband Michael) of Taft; five grandchildren, Jenny LaRoche of Port Hueneme, Nicole Owen of Reseda, and Taylor Owen, Thomas Wilson and Claire Wilson of Taft; and great-granddaughter, Kaeli Patterson of Port Hueneme. Also surviving them are Anns sisters, Patricia Weiland (mate Keith Humphreys) of Eugene, Ore., and Dianne Weiland-Cladis (husband Michael) of Santa Monica; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends., Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Ventura, followed by a scattering of Anns ashes at sea.
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Armando Thomas De Simone , age 93, of Danbury, CT and Naples, FL, husband of Dorothy (Dippel) De Simone died peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010 surrounded by loving family members. Armando was born in Bronx, NY to parents Enrico and Anna (DeStefano) De Simone on January 21, 1917. "Tom" as he was known was predeceased by his first wife Frances and a son Robert. He was father to Barbara Lynch, Thomas De Simone and wife MaryLou, Ronald De Simone and wife Nancy; Ann Victoria Van Steenbergen and husband Kurt, as well as his step-children Debra McLiverty and Linda and husband Tim Frischkorn. His family also includes 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and large circle of friends. "Tom" served in the U.S., in, and was involved with the initial invasion of Africa, where he was first injured. He returned to his outfit only to be injured more severely in Sicily. He was a recipient of two, s and a, for valor and bravery serving his country. He was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was past post commander of the, Post 308, Newtown, CT and was instrumental in the building of that VFW hall. Armando spent 33 years working in the travel in dustry. He travelled around the world three times during his tenure with Thomas Cook and Sons Travel Agency in New York City. He never tired of travelling and continued on many cruises and land tours throughout his lifetime. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, Thursday, November 11 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8, p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11a.m. followed by Interment at St. Rose Cemetery, Sandy Hook. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 25 Segar Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
GOLTZ, Arthur Born on April 2, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois passed away on Friday, November 5, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Ilene Goltz, father of Sherry Goltz Bronow (David) and Larry Goltz (Sandi Stern), grandfather to Jamie, Katie, and Max, and great-grandfather to Brandon. He loved family, electronics, fixing televisions, ham radio, flying, and worldwide travel. Arthur will be laid to rest on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Groman Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, California 91345. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research at jdrf.org in honor of his grandson Max Goltz.
Audrey Elizabeth Pollett-Duda was born June 5, 1928 in Sydney-Nova Scotia, Canada., She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Pollett. She and her husband Stan came to California from Canada with their first born child William Stanley and settled into Pico Rivera in 1952. Audrey and Stan welcomed their second child, Shannon Marie in 1956 and in 1964, their third child, John Joseph was born., Audrey worked in a envelope factory for many years, and also as a cook at the Candlelight in Santa Fe Springs. In 1982, John and Audrey moved to Ventura to be closer to her son William. She fell in love with Ventura County, and spent the rest of her life there. She had a great sense of humor and loved to sing., Audrey passed away to be with God on October 29, 2010 at 5:30 a.m. exactly 33 years after her husband Stan's death, from pancreatic cancer. She has also been battling Alzheimer's. Audrey was a great mother and grandmother. The grandchildren referred to her as Nana., She is survived by her son William of Phoenix, Arizona, her son John of Port Hueneme, California and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Marie, husband Stan, her sisters Jenny, Edith, Gertrude and Olive, and brothers Hector, Roy and Redmond., Audrey's family would like to thank Vista Cove Care Center in Santa Paula, and Assisted Living for taking such good care of her. She will be truly missed. If you would like to make a donation in Audrey's memory, please make it to The or The Cancer Society ., At the request of the family, Audrey's services will be private. Camino del Sol Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North "C" St., Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 805-483-3443.
August John "Jack Ricker, August John "Jack" Ricker was born on October 10, 1933 in Wheeling, West Virginia to August Joseph and Clara Ricker. Jack was the oldest of 10 children. He attended elementary and middle school at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Elm Grove, West Virginia. Jack graduated in 1951 from Central Catholic High School in Wheeling., After high school, he joined the, and serves stateside at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood, Texas in the 35th Engineer Construction Group. Jack married his high school sweetheart, Frances V. Winchester in April of 1955. He was discharged from t he Army later that year and moved to California., Jack attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and graduated in 1958 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He started work with Bell Labs at Vandenberg AFB in 1959 as the Guidance Console Operator on the first Titan Missile Launch from Vandenberg. During his time at Vandenberg, Jack was involved int he guidance of over 300 launches. In 1984, he was named Director for AT&T VAFB Laboratories. As the director, Jack was instrumental in establishing the Special Projects Groups for AT&T Technologies in Santa Maria. After 30 years of service, Jack retired from AT&T Technologies in 1989., Jack loved to hunt and fish. He was also an avid gardener and enjoyed a good round of golf with friends. When his children were younger Jack was a Scoutmaster for the boy Scouts in Santa Maria. He was also a member of the Santa Maria, for many years. In Jack's later years, a great day for him was barbecuing on his patio at his Suey Creek Canyon home with his family gathered around him., Jack succumbed to Alzheimer's disease on Thursday, November, 2010. He is preceded in death by Frances, his wife of over 41 years, both of his parents, and his brother James Ricker. He is survived by four sisters, four brothers, and his five children: John J. Ricker of Arroyo Grande, Virginia A. Rush of Arroyo Grande, Francis (Paco) Ricker of California Valley, Thomas M. Ricker of California Valley and Catherine Mary Ricker-De Mello of Santa Maria. Jack also had 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren., A Rosary will be held in Jack's memory at 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 9th at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Visitation will be prior to the Rosary from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. The funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Nipomo at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 10th. In lieu of flowers a donation in his name may be made to Marian Hospice of Santa Maria., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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Jean S. Austin, 82 VISTA -- Jean S. Austin passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. She is survived by Marjorie .....
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BRITTON,William Eastland June 23, 1916-November 4, 2010 Dad passed peacefully at Sarah House where a memorial fund has ben established in his name. He is survived by his daughter, Michele Ann Brittton, a teacher at Monroe Elementary School. We both were welcomed to Sarah House by a loving and compassionate staff in this beautiful nonprofit care residence. Dad lived and died with dignity thanks to the partnership with other community agencies and outreaches that make death with dignity possible.
Barbara Ann Denk, 66, of Port Hueneme, passed away on Nov. 4, 2010 at Community Memorial Hospital., Barbara is now with her husband, Bernie Denk, and son, John Bridgeman. She leaves behind two loving daughters, Cristi Bridgeman of Lompoc and Terri Bridgeman of Newport Beach; loving son, Bernie Denk of Port Hueneme; and four grandchildren., A Memorial Service for Barbara will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North "A" Street, Oxnard, 487-1720. Barbara has been entrusted to the care of family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North "A" Street, Oxnard.
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 N. Crocker of Brook-field, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Brockton, MA, Mrs. Crocker was the daughter of the late Elmer B. Nelson and Marie Pepin Nelson. She graduated from Brockton High School and the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Tufts University in Boston , MA She is survived by her husband The Rev. Dr. George N. Crocker of 34 years; three children: Karin Face of Wilmington, DE; Joan Bengtson of Boston, MA; and David Bengtson of Bridgewater; two step sons; Darin Crocker of New Milford, and Drew Crocker of Durham; son-in-law Dean Face of Wilmington, DE; daughter-in-law Dorothy Wyant Crocker of New Milford; three grandchildren: Kyle Crocker, Stephen Face and Caroline Face, a sister Susan Holmes of Tampa, FL; first husband Paul J. Bengtson of Weston; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Nelson. Mrs. Crocker worked as a dental hygienist in Father Panic Village in Bridgeport and later in Danbury for many years. An avid quilter, gardener, and reader, she was an active member of the Scraps Quilting Group, The Brookfield Garden Club, and The Purple Circle Book Club. She attended the Bible Study Fellowship for many years. She was a devoted mother who cherished her children and grandchildren and loved to spend time with them whether at family gatherings at home or vacationing with them in Maine . During her first marriage to The Rev. Paul J. Bengtson, Mrs. Crocker was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brookfield and made many lasting friendships there. Later she worshipped at St. Paul 's Church in Brookfield for 32 years. Since 2004 she attended Christ Church Quaker Farms in Oxford , where Fr. Crocker is currently serving as Priest-in-Charge. She was genuinely loved and known by her many friends for her kind and generous spirit. Barbara had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. In each church she attended, she found a ministryAltar Guild, choir, first communion instructor for children or various women's groupsand was a significant part of the spiritual direction of her church. Her unique gift was to "welcome the stranger." She always made newcomers feel accepted. While on retreat, she received ministry for Baptism in the Holy Spirit and manifested gifts of the Spirit in her work for the Lord. A Vigil will be held at Saint Paul 's Church from 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Friday, November 12, Route 25, Brookfield. Friends are invited to attend. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated for Barbara on Saturday, November 13, at St. Paul 's Church at 10:30 am. Interment will follow the service in Saint Paul 's Memorial Garden . Memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Paul's Memorial Fund, 174 Whisconier Road, Brookfield CT 06804 or Christ Church Quaker Farms Memorial Fund, 470 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford CT 06470 or The Praxair Cancer Center at the Danbury Hospital, 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810. We are grateful for the wonderful care she received there.
BAXTER MCKINLEY GILTON OCT 3, 1926 - NOV 4, 2010 A visitation will be held Monday, November 8, 2010 from 4-8:00PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. A service will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11:00AM at Lakewood Funeral Home.
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, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Reverend Bernard M. Dolan, age 69, a priest for the Diocese of Bridge-port, entered into eternal life on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey on December 13, 1940, he was a son of the late Charles and Margaret Toohey Dolan. Father Dolan completed seminary training in Baltimore, Maryland, was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1966 and came directly to the Diocese of Bridgeport. Since ordination, his vocational assignments included parochial vicar of St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield, Holy Family Church in Fairfield, teacher at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Brookfield and was currently serving as Pastor of Christ the King Church, Trumbull since 1986. Survivors include a sister, Margaret Brown and nephew, Luis Brown of Hoboken NJ, two brothers, Charles Dolan of Hoboken NJ, and James Dolan of Weehawken, NJ and his wife Carol and daughter, Jennifer. He was pre-deceased by his mother and father, sisters, Claire Dolan and Sr. Mary Bernard Dolan, O.P., and a brother, Michael Dolan. The Reception of the Body will take place at Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Vigil Mass of Christ the High Priest will follow and be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 p.m. by Msgr. Roger Watts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the King Church on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. by the Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington NJ at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Church, 4700 Madison Ave., Trumbull, CT 06611 in memory of Reverend Bernard M. Dolan. Arrangements entrusted to the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull. To light a virtual candle, visit us at
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BETTY GUERIN Was called home by her Lord on 11/4/10 after battling cancer. She was a resident of Riverside for 30 years. She is survived by her sister Carolyn Cowan of Arizona; her son Mike Guerin; his wife Cindy and their children Candy, Cassie Lexii & Charlotte; her daughter Patti Burgener and her husband Brandon & their children Jamie, Andrew, Austin & Jenna. A celebration of her life will be held on Sat, Nov. 13, 2010 at 10am at Vision Plus Church, 4318 Pyrite Street, Riverside, CA 92509
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 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.
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Nena Bieda, 70, of Galt, died Nov. 5. She was born April 30, 1940 in Cebu, Philippines. Mrs. Bieda was a cannery production worker. She .....
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Bonnie Lee Downs 65, of Vacaville passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, after a long illness in Vacaville. She was born in Richmond, 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 under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunchapel.com.,
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Arnold Rudolph Bowman, 81 CHIHUAHUA VALLEY -- Arnold "Bubba" Bowman passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010. He was born August 21, 1929 in Duluth, .....
Brent W. Coleman Passed away November 5, 2010 at Rideout Hospital. A resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for 5 years. He was a consultant and directional driller. Survivors include his finance, Jackie Oliver; daughter Trish; and 4 brothers. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Lovey's Landing in Meridian. Send Condolences at
Brett Mooney February 29, 1972 - November 4, 2010 Brett Mooney was born February 29, 1972, and went to be with his beloved Jesus Christ on November 4, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident. Brett was born at Memorial Hospital and graduated eighth grade from Carden School. The family moved to a ranch near Kernville. Brett spent his high school years at Kern Valley High, where he formed many lifetime friendships on the track and tennis teams, as well as raising champion hogs and sheep in the FFA program. Brett loved to ski, surf, hunt, and fish. He put on an annual quail hunt at the ranch for his Sunday school class from Valley Baptist Church. Brett loved his horses, mules, and his dog, Patches; and there were many days spent riding the hills and canyons around the ranch with friends and family. Starting at about 13 years old, Brett and his father started at 20-year alliance with R.M. Pyles Boys Camp, packing supplies on mules to Pyles Wilderness Camp at Lion Meadows, along with his most beloved friends, Reid Hopkins, Duke Hingle, and Jack McGee. He also assisted other ranchers in branding calves. He would take time to catch golden trout while in the Sierras on pack trips. Brett, with his mom and dad, enjoyed restoring and riding Vintage British Motorcycles, especially riding his bike on the highway. Brett was an active member of Valley Baptist and enjoyed teaching Vacation Bible School. His Christian knowledge and life grew tremendously under the mentoring of his pastors, Phil Neighbors, Brandon Holthoven, and Roger Spradlin. Brett leaves behind his loving parents, David and Barbara Mooney; his special sister, Gabrielle and husband Desmond Lopez; and his beloved boxer, Amos. Loving Brett was easy with his beautiful blue eyes, easy manner, his laughter, and bright smile. His family wishes to thank you for the loving cards, phone calls, and visits during this difficult time. Remember Brett with love!! Service will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Ave. No visitation is scheduled. Greenlawn Mortuary
BURNS, CAROLYNE T. Carolyne (Nana), loving mother, grandmother, great-grand-mother and friend, passed away peacefully at home on November 1, 2010, at the age of 98. Born December 11, 1911, on a farm in Brookfield, Ohio, Carolyne grew up in Ohio, played basketball and graduated from high school in 1929. She married her husband Paul Burns in 1934, moved to California in 1945 and to San Diego in 1952. A resident of El Cajon for the past 36 years, she was active with her Red Hat social group and played bridge until just recently. An inspiration to all her friends in Villa Novia County Estates Mobile Home Park and everyone who knew her. Wife of the late Paul Burns, her husband of 56 years, survived by her daughter Sandra Matranga, granddaughter Laurie Pellichero (Rich), grandson Steven Matranga (Julie), great-granddaughter Nicole Matranga and nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010, at Villa Novia Country Estates Club House, 1440 S. Orange Avenue, El Cajon, at 12:30 p.m. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Carolyne's name to Kaiser Hospice, 10992 San Diego Mission Road, 3rd Floor, San Diego, CA 92108 or to the charity of your choice.
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CHARLES FUHR 8/13/1922 - 11/9/2009 We miss you & love you forever Wife Fran, sons Bruce & Jay and family
MRS. CLARA E. BARAYUGA, 80, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 7, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
CARLOTA C. ROJAS NOV 4, 1922 - NOV 5, 2010 Carlota enjoyed cooking and family gatherings. She is survived by her daughter Carlota Rojas of Riverbank, daughter Francisca (Antonio) Garcia of Riverbank, Maria Guadalupe (Alex) Rico of Riverbank, Maria Elena (Jesus) Paz of Riverbank, Leslie Mirle ( Jorge) Manriquez of Riverbank, Tono (Rosa) Rojas of Riverbank, Ignacio (Manuela) Rojas of Riverbank, Jesus (Martha) Rojas of Mesquite, TX, Aquiles (Socorro) Rojas of Ceres, Evir (Lila) Rojas of Riverbank, 27 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Her husband Ignacio Rojas preceded her in death. A chapel service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at 3:00PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 6:00PM at St. Frances of Rome Church in Riverbank. A mass will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2010 at 12:00PM at St. Frances of Rome Church in Riverbank with a visitation before the service at 10:00AM. Burial to follow the service at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Carol Ann Hensley 1936 - 2010 Carol Ann Hensley – A Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Colleague and Hero… With grace and dignity mom lived her life with passion and love for her family and many friends. Her personality was contagious. How do you even begin to sum up the life of an amazing woman who touched so many people! Carol passed away in the comfort of her home with family by her side on November 3, 2010. Just 52 years and two days after marrying the love of her life Billy Floyde in Reno, Nevada. Carol was born in San Francisco, California on December 29, 1936. She was the oldest daughter of five sisters and two half brothers of immigrant parents, Lilie and Jens Hov (Jacobsen). She was very proud of her Scandinavian heritage. Carol was active in her community; a member of Job's Daughters while attending Richmond High School ultimately serving as valedictorian for her class of 1955. She was the loyal and loving wife of Billy Hensley, devoted mother of Vicki Satrap and Kenneth Hensley, beloved sister of Sandra Sanchez, Doreen (Bob) Allen, Ingrid Roberts, Diane Silva, Donald and Loren Hov, doting grandmother of Nicholas and Scott Waterworth, Kristi and Nicole Hensley, Jordan Satrap and recent great-grandmother of Eric Shaw. Our hero, Carol fought a brave and vigilant battle against lung cancer. She is remembered by her passion for life and love for her family and many friends. She was a veracious reader and well versed on multiple topics. Her love of history and politics was the subset of many conversations. Carol was the consummate professional and flourished in a long and lustrous career serving in many secretarial, executive assistant and managerial positions. Her career began in 1957 as a secretary at Beckman Instruments/Computer Operations division in Richmond, Ca. While she had many superior technical skills her proficiency in shorthand, a "lost art", was admired at a speed of 175 wpm. She earned the respect of her colleagues and superiors because of her ability to communicate on many levels. It seemed only natural that she would ultimately manage the personnel departments of companies including Zeltex, Inc./Silicon General, Inc. and Ott Water Engineers. After moving 33 years ago with her husband, Billy, to Lakehead, CA, she continued her second career in Redding at Ott Water Engineers, KRCR Channel 7 TV and ultimately the City of Redding in the Planning and Community Development department just prior to her retirement on March 4, 2000. She will be deeply missed by all. Family and friends are invited to a gathering in celebration of Carol's life on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 12 Noon, Lawncrest Chapel, 1522 E. Cypress Ave., Redding, Ca. Carol will be placed to rest at Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, California. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the by following Carol's story on www.cancer.org/mosaic.com. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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Carol Sue Sullivan 1941 - 2010 Carol Sue Sullivan passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 1, 2010. She was born on January 1, 19, 1941, in Smith Center, Kansas to Harold and Ethel Shimp. The family moved to The Dalles, Oregon, where she graduated from The Dalles High School. Sue then went to Salem, OR to Court Reporting School where she met the love of her life Lawrence Sullivan. The two were inseparable and married for 32 years. They had three children together Kelly, Tamara and Timothy. They moved to Bakersfield in 1964 to raise their family. Sue retired from the Kern County Superior Court. She was active with the Sixty Plus Club at CSUB and enjoyed tending the rose garden and helping at FACT. Sue was a lively, spontaneous person. She enjoyed spending time with her family and adopted dog Billy at the beach and rarely turned down an invitation to have breakfast at Huckelberry's. She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband of 32 years, Lawrence Sullivan. She is survived by her sister, Connie Karvonan; brother, Larry Shimp; children, Kelly Sullivan, Tamara Christensen, Timothy Sullivan; grandchildren, Crista Bonilla, Shannon Christensen, Richard Christensen, Colton Christensen; and her great grandchildren, David and Keira Bonilla. She will be great missed. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 12th, at 1:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
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Caroline Childs Hagelie, 74, of Lodi died Nov. 5. She was born on June 21, 1936 in York, Maine.
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Cathryn J. Duncan 53 of Marysville passed away on November 2, 2010. Per her request no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA
Dr. Charles Bernard Bell, Jr. 08-20-1928 -10-26-2010 Dr. Bell died October 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. He was 82. He was born in New Orleans, LA on August 20, 1928 to Charles B. Bell Sr. and Estelle T. Bell. Dr. Bell obtained a B.S. in Chemistry at 18, a M.S. in Mathematics at 19, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics at 24. In 1953 he married Mary Drye Bell. He held positions at Xavier University, Stanford, Case-Western Reserve, University of Michigan, Tulane, University of Washington, and San Diego State University. He retired in 1992. Dr. Bell was a Fulbright Scholar and taught at the University of Madrid and spent time at various U.S., European, African, and Asian institutions. His specialties were nonparametric statistics, stochastic processes, and related areas. He was fluent in many languages. He was predeceased by his daughter Elaine E. Bell and his sister, Elaine Toliver. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary, his children Roslyn Bell, C. B. Bell, III, Karen Bell Shirley, her husband Dr. Jensen H. Shirley, and his granddaughters Jesseca Shirley and Ebony Shirley. He was an intelligent, gifted man who was much loved and will be greatly missed. A mass will be held on November 13th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Xavier University of Louisiana or University of Notre Dame of Indiana.
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ROGERS-Charles Lightwood, Died peacefully surrounded by family in Pasadena at the age of 79 on October 29, 2010 following complications from recent surgery. Chuck was born in San Diego in October of 1931, graduated from San Diego High School in 1949, attended UC Berkeley and transferred to Stanford University where he received an AB in 1953. He served in the Counter Intelligence Corps of the US Army for two years. He attended Stanford Law School and earned a JD in 1957. While stationed by the CIC on the East Coast, Chuck met Marion Booth, a secondary
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 HolmesGathering@gmail.com. For a full obituary, please see Sunday's Press Democrat.
CINDY S. CAPPS (REEVES) JUN 1, 1955 - NOV 1, 2010 Cindy took a leap of faith and joined the Lord on Nov. 1st at Hospice House after a very short battle with cancer. She grew up in Modesto and was a tax preparer for many years while she raised her two daughters. In 1996 she settled in Oakdale and discovered her true passion for children. Cindy (AKA Miss. Cindy) became self employed and had opened, 'Little Dudes Childcare.' She was a second mom to many children including her four grand- children. Cindy is survived by her two daughters: Deanna (Onan) Rice, Karrie (Jeramy) Clinton, Sister; Julie (Mike) McCarthy, Brother; Rick (Kathy) Reeves, six beautiful grandchildren: Tryden, Colter, Baze and Taylor Rice, and Kurt and Morgan Clinton, Niece and Nephew; Brandon and Kayla McCarthy. Family can be contacted at:RNLILMOO@yahoo.com. Graveside Services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home, on Friday, Nov. 12 at 10:00, www.modbee.com/obituaries
CLARENCE DOUGLAS 'DOUG' WOOD AUG 2, 1930 - NOV 6, 2010 Clarence Douglas 'Doug' Wood age 80 of Newman, passed away Saturday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Mr. Wood was born in Oceanside, CA and was a resident of Newman for 57 years. He was a Lab Technician for Carnation Foods Can Production. He was a veteran of the US Navy and served during the, as a Cook, he was also stationed at the Crows Landing Naval Air Base. He was a member of the American Legion Post 240 of Gustine and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Mr. Wood is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn Wood of Newman; sons, John Wood of Newman, Ronald Wood of Merced; daughter, Elizabeth Lynn D'Anna of Newman; brother, Paul Owen Wood of Escondido; sister, Ellen Watkins of Escondido, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Anna King and Alice Wilcox and brother, Edwin Wood. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 10th at the Orestimba Presbyterian Church in Newman. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 12:30 pm, Monday, November 15th at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. Remembrances may be made to Charity of Donors Choice. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Newman.
BUSHNELL, James C. "Bud: 71; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 4; funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels Goleta location; interment to follow at Goleta Cemetery District. ECHEVERRIA, Daniel: 68; of Lompoc; died Oct. 29; arrangements by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura. HALL, Robert: 63; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 3; arrangements by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura.
Dalton Allen Lasater 1991 - 2010 In loving memory of Dalton Allen Lasater. We were first blessed with the miraculous gift of your love the 15th day of October, 1991, in Redding, CA. We are saddened to have lost your company the 4th day of November, 2010. Memorial talk to be given by Rob Justason at Allen & Dahl Funeral Home in Palo Cedro, CA on November 10th, 2010 at 3:00 pm. Dalton was a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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Walda Ann Dambacher, 73, of Thornton, died Nov. 8. She was born Oct. 16, 1937 in San Rafael. Mrs. Dambacher was a homemaker. She enjoyed .....
DAVID HERNANDEZ 9/9/63-11/4/10 David passed away at the age of 47 yrs. He is survived by his children, Jerry, Rachel, Patricia & lil David Hernandez. Mother & Step-Father Angie & Bill Johnson. Brothers, Robert & Ruben Hernandez. Sisters, Audrey & Nancy Hernandez. Grandmother Antonia Mejia, many Uncles & Aunts. He was preceeded in death by his Father Luis Hernandez & Son Robert Hernandez. Memorial Service will be held on 11/10/10 at Presence of the Lord Church. 1655 E. 6th st. D-1 Corona,CA 92879 @ 6p.m.
MALK, David Julius Age 84, died from natural causes surrounded by his family at home in Mission Viejo, CA on Saturday, November 6th, 2010. Born December 6th, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, he served in the Navy during World War II before moving to California to be with his beloved sister Perkie and to attend UCLA, where he graduated in 1952. On October 30th, 1954 he married Anita Kathryn McDonald. He started his career as an art teacher in Los Angeles before taking a job as a technical illustrator with Beckman Instruments in Fullerton, CA, where he spent 32 happy years, retiring in 1989 as the Director of Technical Services. He lived in La Habra, California for 43 years before moving to Heritage Pointe, Mission Viejo in 2006. David will be especially remembered for his loving heart, his devotion to his wife and family, his incredible artistic talents, his gift of leadership, his sense of humor, his brilliant mind, his keen insight into people and especially his wonderful story-telling abilities. Survivors include his wife Anita Malk of Mission Viejo, his daughter Kimberly Cherney of Trabuco Canyon, his daughter Dana Simons of Terre Haute, Indiana, his son Steven Malk of Orange, CA and his beloved daughter-in-law Mary Malk and sons-in-law Jonathan Cherney and Ronald Simons. Grandchildren include Rachel Bruttig, Caitlin Bruttig, David Bruttig, Brian Malk, Sarah Malk, Hannah Malk, Joshua Cherney and Daniel Cherney and great-grandchild Alicia Malk. He is also survived by his loving "adopted" family in England, Stan and Eileen Haworth. Services will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Dr., Corona Del Mar, CA Tuesday, Nov. 9th, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a tree be planted in Israel in David's name through the Jewish National Fund. Thanks to Dave Moyo and Jose Tallador and everyone at Essential Homecare and all the nurses from St. Joseph's Hospice Services for their help, love and support. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, (800) 710-7100
David M. Bastos, age 62, died November 7, 2010 in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born June 25, 1948 in Danbury, the son of Fernando and Ilda (Amaral) Bastos. Learn more about Dave, view his Life Story film, and share in some refreshments with his family and friends on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo, MI; (800) 822-7594 where services will be held Thursday 10 a.m. Dave worked at Aeromotive for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by sister, Sharon Custodio. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Syd Bastos; four children: Kevin (Christy) Bastos, Matt (Genny) Bastos, Kara (Travis) Morse and Isaiah (Erin) Parker; and seven grandchildren: Madeline, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Isaac, Jackson, Sarah and Ethan. Please visit Dave's personal web page at, where you can read his Life Story, archive a memory or photo and sign his online guest book before coming to the funeral home. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Lung Association.
David M. Pavelonis, 65, of Simi Valley, died Thursday, October 28, 2010, following a sudden illness. Mr. Pavelonis was born July 18, 1945, in Harrisburg, Illinois., Mr. Pavelonis was an artist, sculptor and designer., He is survived by his mother, Olive Kibler Pavelonis of Harrisburg, Illinois; daughter Sloane and husband Gary Fabricius and grandchildren Drew and Danny Fabricius of Newbury Park, California; daughter, Amy and husband Kevin Meyer and grandchildren Jack, Ian and Lauren Meyer of Columbia, Missouri; brother, Brad Pavelonis and wife Marietta and nephew John of Harrisburg, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Pavelonis of Harrisburg, Illinois in 1995., Memorial donations received will establish an art scholarship at Southeastern Illinois College in memory of David Pavelonis. Mailing address: Southeastern Illinois College, 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946., A memorial will be held in Ventura County on Saturday Nov. 20; time and location to be announced. Services in Harrisburg, Illinois will be held at Reed Funeral Chapel, with burial at Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
David McNearney, 74, of Redding died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
David R. Lunsford, 63, of Redding died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
Davinder Kaur Basi Of Yuba City passed away on November 5, 2010, at the age of 66 surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Shadipur, Punjab - India, and was a resident of Yuba City for 43 years. She was preceded in death by her father Pritam Singh Bains and mother Gurmej Kaur Bains. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harbhajan Basi; son Gurpal (Paul) Basi and daughter-in-law Jagdeep (Rinky) Basi; daughter Harjit Eich and son-in-law Bob Eich; youngest daughter Harjinder Basi; and grandchildren Shereen and Rajan Basi. She loved her family dearly and it brought her great joy to take care of each and every one of them. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by everyone she touched with her love and generosity. Memorial Services will be held at Ullrey Memorial Chapel on Thursday, November 11th at 11 am. The Giani officiating the services will be Rajinder Singh Khera. Following the services, prayers will be held at Tierra Buena Sikh Temple at 2468 Tierra Buena Road, Yuba City. A special thanks to Sutter North Hospice for their kindness and support through this difficult time. Send Condolences to
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Deacon Nino Crisafulli joined his eternal Father on November 5, 2010 surrounded by his family in his longtime residence in San Pedro. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Cira; his four children, Pat (Russell) McEntyre, Robert (Linda) Crisafulli, Linda (Keith) Stearns, Eileen (Mike) Kuljis; thirteen grandchildren, Michael, Brian, Adam, Christopher, Andrew, Daniel, Robert, Matthew, Peter, Sarah, Kevin, Stacy and Jacob; and one great-grandson, Ryder. He served his country in the United States
Delbert Chester Goble was born August 8, 1930 to Chester and Thelma Goble in Fortuna, California. Del was the oldest of three children. He attended a one room elementary schoolhouse in Beatrice and graduated from Fortuna High School in 1948. After graduating he enrolled in college at Humboldt State University. Two years later in 1950 he joined the
DON C. KINGSTON NOV 20, 1937 - NOV 8, 2009 Don C. Kingston died November 8, 2009, with his children and friends at his side. Don had a full life, and hewas able to experience the pleasures it offered him. He was an artist - whether painting, carving or writing a simple note, it was always a work of art. He loved being outdoors at street fairs, gardening, walking his dog, or fishing in San Carlos, feeling the sun shine down on his face. Without much formal education Don was able to master several trades. For the majority of his life he was a contractor and painter. He also managed several apartments and worked for families in the Modesto area, always busy. Every Christmas he would dress up as Santa and deliver gifts, pose for photos, and spread cheer to as many people as he could. Don was a free spirit and award winning artist in both California and Oregon. He was the one who made sure you had everything you needed, most of what you wanted, and always all of his love. He was predeceased by his son Don F Kingston and best friend Richard P. Walker. Donis survived by his daughter Dove'x Kingston and son Caleb Kingston, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A gathering will be held to celebrate Don's life on November 20th @ 3pm at 2376 Rudat Circle, Rancho Cordova, CA. Please call Dove'x for more info at 209-918-2053.
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Doris N. Erich, 88, of Thornton, died Nov. 5. She was born Aug. 20, 1922 in Acampo.
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Courtney, Vaneda H. January 11, 1911 - October 29, 2010 Foursquare Minister for 78 years, she partnered with her husband Dr. Howard Courtney in several pastoral and leadership positions. Preceded in death by her husband, of 68 years and their only son, Howard Jr. Survived by three grandsons: Howard III, Bert and Joseph; four great grand children; and one great-great grandson. Memorial service November 13th at 11am at Media City Church in Burbank. She will be remembered as a lover of people.
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MR. ELDEN L. SWEET, 90, of Santa Maria, CA., Passed away November 6, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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ED KNOWLES, 68, of Lompoc died Friday, November 5, 2010. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, directors. starbucklind.com
Ed Raphel passed away peacefully November 3, 2010. He is survived by Josephine, his wife of 63 years; their four children and their spouses, Veronica and Bob Faussner, Joe and Sue Raphel, John and Carol Raphel, Mike and Rhonda Raphel; his grandchildren, Erik and Alex Faussner, Shannon and Brian Raphel, Monique Chriestenson, Cherbonne Raphel and Julia McLeod, Carlyn and Christopher Raphel; great grandchildren, Trentin Breland and Kameron Chriestenson; brother, Victor Raphel, and sisters, Mary Bailey and Jeannette Tressler, along with extended family and friends. Ed was born on October 22, 1919 in Cumberland, Md., to parents Eugene and Julia Raphel. During
Grant, Edith Barbara June 14, 1925 - November 3, 2010 An amazing lady died last Wednesday from an aortic aneurysm at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Edie was a loving mother and wife of 58 years to her husband Perry, who was a television writer and producer. He died in 2004. Edie was a graduate of Los Angeles High School and UCLA, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She did much charity work, including involvement with the Assistance League, National Charity League, Children's Hospital and St. John's Hospital. She was also a lifelong tennis player who played for many years at Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades and Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. Edie is survived by her daughter Cheryl Niese (with husband Gary), her son Rick (with wife Hattie) and granddaughter Rebecca. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 9th at 11:00am at Corpus Christi Church in Pacific Palisades.
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Cooper, Edward J., 71, 8/11/39 to 10/23/10. Employed by City of Santa Ana 1976 to 1996. Retired as City Attorney. Survivors: wife, Marian; children, Tom Cooper and wife Judy, Glen Cooper and wife Linda, Karie White and husband, Greg; Craig Burgman; Laurie Olsziewski and husband, Chris; grandchildren, Christopher and Candice Cooper; Austin and Crystal Cooper;David Paganini, Vincent, Anthony, James and John Pachelli and Christopher and Destiny Olsziewski;great-grandchild, Caden Pachelli. Services to be held on November 20 at 11:00 a.m. at American Legion Post #60 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, Laughlin, NV 89029 (915 820 5240). In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to: American Legion Post #60 VFW Post #243 (same address as American Legion) Mohave Valley Masonic Lodge#68 (928 763 7097) Masonic Lodge#56 (928 768 3142) Mohave Shrine Club (928 768 0110) BPOE (Elks) #2408 (928 758 2408) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (http://www discovering for
Edward John Morales, Jr., December 17, 1965 - November 1, 2010, We mourn the loss of Edward John Morales, Jr. who passed away in the comfort of his home in San Tan Valley, Arizona on November 1, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer., He is survived by his son Michael Edward Morales who resides in San Diego, California; his mother Carmen Fredrickson who resides in San Tan Valley, Arizona; brother Ruben Morales, sister-in-law Brenda Morales; niece Jessica Morales; nephews: AJ Morales, Matthew Morales and Brandon Morales who reside in Santa Maria, California., A devoted father, son, brother and friend; Edward lived life to the fullest and expressed so much love for his family and friends. He took pride in his work and had an abundance of energy in whatever he did. Never did he quit, no matter what the circumstances were., Edward was born in Barstow, California and from there the family moved to Lompoc, California. From Lompoc they moved to Bandon, Oregon then back to Santa Maria, California when he was a Junior in High School. A Reghetti High School graduate, Edward participated in football and wrestling; football being his favorite., As a child and through his adult life, Edward had a firm belief in God and knew he was going to be in a better place. In the last two days of his life he would say, "I want to go Home"., We will miss his great smile, singing voice and how he made us laugh so much. He was an amazing and courageous young man. It was hard to see him go. Family and friends were with him to the end. He never wanted us to leave. Everyday he would tell us he loved us and his last words were "I Love You" as we stood at his bedside., Services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 in Santa Maria at St. Louis de Montfort Parish.
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Edwin Etienne Raphel Oct. 22, 1919 ~ Nov. 3, 2010 Resident of Oakland Ed Raphel passed away peacefully November 3, 2010. He is survived by Jospehine, his wife of 63 years; their 4 children and their spouses, Veronica and Bob Faussner, Joe and Sue Raphel, John and Carol Raphel, Mike and Rhonda Raphel; his grandchildren, Erik and Alex Faussner, Shannon and Brian Raphel, Monique Chriestenson, Cherbonne Raphel and Julia McLeod, Carlyn and Christopher Raphel; great grandchildren, Trentin Breland and Kameron Chriestenson; brother, Victor Raphel, and sisters, Mary Bailey and Jeannette Tressler, along with extended family and friends. Ed was born on October 22, 1919 in Cumberland, Maryland, to parents Eugene and Julia Raphel. During, , Ed served his country as a Navel transport pilot. He also flew reconnaissance missions while stationed in Honolulu, and had the honor of meeting General MacArthur. While stationed at the Alameda Naval Station, he met and married Josephine Sullivan. They settled in Oakland, California, where they raised their four children. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he attended the University of California at Berkeley. He later obtained his real estate brokers license and was employed by Coldwell Banker. After Coldwell Banker, he worked for Wayne Valley at Besco and ultimately opened his own real estate business under Edwin E. Raphel & Co. Ed was very active with Catholic Charities, St. Paschal Baylon Church, the Roman Catholic Diocese and was on the Board of Directors at Holy Names University. Ed was an avid golfer and belonged to Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland and Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Over the years, he won numerous club championships at Sequoyah Country Club and readily dispersed unsolicited advice on golf swings. Ed also loved photography, summers at Lake Tahoe and winters at his home in the desert. He was a kind, generous and loving man who cared deeply about his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday November 12th at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 3700 Dorisa Ave, Oakland, CA 94605. In lieu of flowers, pleases send donations to Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94605 or to Cancer Research. Santos-Robinson Mortuary San Leandro 510-483-0123 www.santos-robinson.com
ELEANOR (GALLARDO) RAMEY, age 82 of Ventura, California passed peacefully on Friday, November 5, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California., Eleanor was born April 11, 1928 to Jose Piedad Gallardo and Maria Jesus Gallardo in the family's newly constructed home in La Conchita. She spoke of her parents with admiration and great love her entire life. She loved living in La Conchita and purchased property next door to her parents' home where she would later raise her own family. She enjoyed sharing stories of her childhood in La Conchita and contributed history and many old photos to a book recently published about the La Conchita community., Eleanor attended the one-room Punta Gorda Elementary School, located just north of La Conchita, through 8th grade. She then attended Junior and Senior High school in Ventura and graduated from Ventura College., Eleanor married Ross W. Ramey, Jr. on January 1, 1953 at the San Buenaventura Mission and moved San Diego, California. Ross' passing in 1955 did not stop her lifelong love for him. She displayed and carried his photos and talked about him regularly until her death., After Ross' death, Eleanor and her two babies, Ron and Lynn moved home to La Conchita with her parents. Her parents lovingly assisted her in raising the children while she worked for the County of Ventura. Eleanor subsequently remarried and divorced. She was however blessed with three more children, Joey, Jonell and Cora. Eleanor followed her children's activities closely, supporting each at band competitions, parades and watching her daughters cheer at sports events., Eleanor retired from Ventura Community College District. Eleanor enjoyed gardening, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed sports and attended countless VC football and basketball games with her dear friend Ellie Austin., Eleanor's family was her life. She is survived by her five children: Ronald Ramey (Cynthia), Lynn Hotchkiss (Robert-deceased), Joseph Henderson, Jr., Jonell Marie, and Cora Garibay (Frank). There was always an abundance of love and pride for each. Her eyes would light up just hearing her grandchildrens' names, however. Jill, Christopher, Melissa, Kristen, Kimberly, Trevor and Kali each have many happy memories of time spent with "Grams"; her unconditional love, warm smile and open arms, Sunday breakfasts with hot, fresh, homemade tortillas and hot chocolate, annual holiday trips to Disneyland with the entire family in turquoise sweatshirts, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe to name only a few. Eleanor followed her granddaughters (Melissa Kristen & Kimberly) performing flamenco dancing throughout the county and was extremely proud to watch Melissa win Junior Spirit of Fiesta at age nine and Senior Spirit at only 16. Great-grandchildren, Ramey, Kessiah, Christian and Sean were just beginning to enjoy the incredible love that she so happily shared., Eleanor's quick smile and outgoing nature enabled her to make many friends through her lifetime. There are so many who warrant mention and thanks. Most recently: Will Levinson, who treated her with such love and respect and was there at a moment's notice to help her, Ellie Austin, who was a loyal, caring friend; always ready to accompany Eleanor to Bocalli's for shortcake, Wood Ranch for ribs or Casa de Soria., There will be a Rosary at Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at 6 p.m. Services will be held at San Buenaventura Mission, 211 E. Main St., Ventura on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. with burial immediately following at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. For more information, call (805) 302-2760.
Eleanor F. Hernandez Soza 1925 - 2010 Eleanor F. Soza, 85, of Bakersfield, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. On Tuesday, Nov. 9th, viewing will begin at 5:00 p.m. and Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9:00 a.m., at St. Francis Church, 900 H Street. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Eleanor was born in Winslow, Arizona on June 25, 1925 to Romula Federico and Feliciano Hernandez. The family moved to Bakersfield when Eleanor was 3. She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Lincoln Junior High and Kern Union High School (BHS). She married Frank G. Soza on October 4, 1947 in Bakersfield, CA. Mom was a quiet, gentle person with a strong faith and firm convictions. Her great passions were her family, her garden and playing the piano. She tended to her carnations and rose bushes, and could make anything grow in her yard. She canned fruit from her own trees during the summer, and made delicious cobblers all winter long. Mom was "our angel". Eleanor is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank; children, Linda Soza Carbajal; Ruben, wife Shirley; Patty Araujo, husband Albert; Frank, wife Pachita; Anna Gutierrez, husband Jose; U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Stephen, wife Anglia; Theresa Acosta, husband Stanley; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Feliciano, Louie and Eddie Hernandez. She is also survived by special in-laws, Tina Soza, Guadalupe Cota, Eleanor Hernandez, Pete Lupercio and Lupe Magana. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Abelino and Paul Hernandez, Juanita Portillo, Soledad Ornelas, Hope Lupercio and Gloria H. Saldana. We would like to thank the doctors and staff who cared for our mother at Parkview Julian Convalescent Hospital as well as the caregivers from Mercy Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the charity of your choice.
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Doris N. Erich, 88, of Thornton, died Nov. 5. She was born Aug. 20, 1922 in Acampo. Mrs. Erich was a postal clerk. She was .....
ERNEST DALE TOLLIVER Age 35, of Hemet, CA, passed away Monday, November 1, 2010, at his residence in Hemet, CA. Ernest was born on October 12th, 1975 in Pontiac, MI. He was the son of Rod Tolliver and the late Linda Tolliver and the brother to Candace (Michael) Sartin. Ernest received a full ride scholarship to the University of Houston where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology. His hobbies included reading books, listening to music, especially 10,000 Maniacs and going to Lake Havasu to ride his Sea-Doos. Funeral service will be at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, Wednesday Nov. 10 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to friends of Valley Wide.
Ernest Owen Patterson "Bob" January 8, 1932 - November 2, 2010 Bob was born in Merkel, Texas. He is survived by sisters, Dean Durham, Abilene TX and Dorothy Ratliff, Wiggins MS; brothers, Carol and wife Catsie Patterson, San Diego CA, Melvin and wife Darlene Patterson, Bakersfield CA; nephews, Steve and wife Nora Sheppard, Bakersfield CA, Shaun and Melissa Patterson, Bakersfield CA, Wes Ratliff, Wiggins MS, Randy and wife Pam Carson, Abilene TX; and very special friends, Tim and Barbra Lucas, James and Patti Barrett, Travis and Lacey Pursley, Raymond and Dara Chanley, Gary, Bill and Debbie Chanley, Bill Todd and Glen Tucker. Bobs friends were like family to him and there are too many to list here. He loved working with his horses and dogs and they loved him. Bob was always willing to share his "cowboy knowledge" with you, even if you didn't ask for it. He cowboyed for several large ranches in California, Texas and New Mexico. He will be missed by all. No services will be held.
Ethel Leotie (Roberson) Shobar, February 9, 1918 - November 6, 2010, Leotie "Le" Shobar passed away in Santa Maria, CA. on November 6th, 2010 at the age of 92. Leotie was born February 9th, 1918 on her grandparents' ranch in Lamoille and loved the outdoors. Le loved to hunt, fish, and travel. She graduated from school in Lamoille and married her lifelong friend James on August 5th, 1933, she was 15 and James was 19 Leotie and James had one son, James Floyd Shobar, born September 8th, 1939., Le worked on various ranches around Lamoille assisting with cooking and chores. During WWII Le and James bid on a rural mail route and got the contract for four years. The contract serviced two rural post offices, one in Lee and one in Lamoille with way boxes along the route. James worked in Elko for a contractor and Le handled the hauling that included everything from mail and grocery orders to 55 gal drums of gasoline and heating oil, and occasionally raw milk was hauled from ranches in Lamoille to the dairy in Elko. Passengers were also carried on the route. After the mail contract. Le worked as a checker at Safeway, Sewell's and People's Market. Prior to moving to Santa Maria, California in 1968, she worked nine years operating the TV Pix office in Elko, Nevada., Le was preceded in death by her husband James and three brothers: Robert Lee, Oscar Roberson and John Roberson. James passed away on September 7th, 1986 in Kimberly, Idaho after 53 years of a wonderful, loving marriage., Le's survivors include her son Jim and wife Nancy of Santa Maria, CA; three grandsons: Tony (Tamy) Shobar of Aransas Pass, TX, Time Shobar of San Jose, CA and Shane (Kristy) Shobar of North Bend, OR; brother Roy (Jane) Lee of Elko, NV; sister Myrtle (Lee) Orbe of Twin Falls, ID; several nieces and nephews; ten great-grandchildren; and one-great-great-grandson, born September 12th 2010 to great-granddaughter Stephanie (Bryson) Burns., Thank you to the staff at Villa Maria Healthcare Center for the time that Le was a resident. Also, thank you to all the folks at the Santa Maria Union Plaza where Le called home for the last twenty-four years., At Le's request, there will be no service. Her ashes will be scattered in the Ruby Mountains near Elko, Nevada at the same location of her beloved husband.
Eugene (Gene) Jules Marty, Jr. 1927-2010 A man of great faith and a true gentleman passed away on October 20, 2010, surrounded by his large loving family. Eugene Jules Marty was born on February 21, 1927 to Eugene J. Marty and Pauline Aubert in San Francisco. Gene attended St. James Grammar School and St. Ignatius High, graduating in 1944. His studies at the University of San Francisco were interrupted in 1945 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Corpsman until 1946. After graduating in 1949 from USF, he married the love of his life, Yvonne Boutet. Gene was recalled to the Navy in 1950 during the Korean conflict. After his release from the service, he began his long career in the securities business, where his profound integrity and concern for his clients won the respect of all on the street. Up to the onset of his final illness, he continued to work for his son Johns investment firm. Gene was very active in his parish and his childrens school communities. He is Past President of St. Annes Fathers Club, served on the Board of Presentation Fathers Club. He is Past President of St. Ignatius Alumni Board and the former Mission Optimist Club, the treasurer of the Lafayette Club, served as a member of the Board of St. Anthonys Foundation and, currently on the Board of the San Francisco Network Ministries. Gene also served as an Ambassador for the University of San Francisco Alumni Association. He is a recipient of the Christ, the King Award given by St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Last month Gene became the first recipient of the Gateway Award bestowed by the St. Anthonys Foundation. Gene also enjoyed reading, gardening and fishing. He was an avid (and sometimes rabid) San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants fan. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his home in the Napa Valley. He is survived by his cherished wife of 61 years, Yvonne, and his greatest legacy, his children; Suzanne Gayrard (Franco), Paul Marty, Melanie Engler (Dean), Lisa Marty, Laura Carcieri (Martin), Christine Phillips (David), John Marty (Nancy), and Celeste Marty; grandchildren, Aimee Hilliard (James), Michael Gayrard (Roula), Jenelle Cooper (Justin), Marty Gayrard, Matthew Marty, Ryah Marty (Kevin Fabris), Vaughn, Colin, and Forrest Engler, Nicole Phillips and Danielle, Jennifer, Jack and Joey Marty; great grandchildren, Dylan, Madison and Aidan Hilliard, and Kayla Cooper. A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Genes life will be said at St. Annes of the Sunset Church, 14th Ave and Judah St., S.F. on November 13th at 10:30 am. Inurnment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Ignatius College Preparatory, 2001 37th Ave., S.F, CA 94116. Or to St. Anthonys Foundation, 150 Golden Gate Ave., S.F., CA 94102. McAvoy O'Hara Co. Paul Arthur Domergue Associate 415-668-0077
EUNICE SNEED, 66, of Santa Maria, passed away November 6, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
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Evalina Duran Marrufo August 14, 1937 - November 6, 2010 Evalina was born in East Los Angeles, CA, on August 14, 1937, and has been a resident of Kern County since 1968. Evalina was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, and she will be deeply missed. Evalina is preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas P. Marrufo; parents, Ascension and Ebaristo Duran; and sister, Amelia Duran Velasquez. She is survived by her children, Anthony Marrufo; Christopher and daughter-in-law Jayne Marrufo, Michelle Mills, Julie and son-in-law Ray Knox, and Monica Lopez; sisters, Elisa Duran Padilla, Armida Duran; brother, Gerardo Duran; grandchildren, Nicole Olivarez, Kacie Mills, Austin Marrufo, Drew and Dylan Knox, and Luke Marrufo; close family members, Consuelo and Andrew Alderete, as well as numerous other family members and friends. Rosary will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., with Mass at 1:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1515 Baker St., with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Greenlawn Mortuary
Evelyn V. Renner Fortier, 74, of Asheville, died Sunday, November 7, 2010, at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur J. and Lydia Sailor Renner, husbands, Stephen Pugner and Charles Fortier, a step-son, Paul Fortier, a brother, Donald, and sisters, Shirley, Florence, Virginia, Joyce and Gail. Mrs. Fortier was born in Bethel, and worked for 35 years at Fairfield Hills Hospital, Newtown. She is survived by a daughter, Jodi-Ann Blakeley and husband, Doug; a son, Mark S. Pugner and wife, Mary Ann; two grandchildren, Adam Grant Blakeley and wife, Leala, and Lauren Kathleen McCall and husband, Corey; three sisters, Doris, Jeanette and Gloria; three step-daughters, Lynn, Charlene, and Marian Fortier; and a step-son, Charles W. Fortier III. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Asheville. Private interment will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue, Asheville. Flowers will be accepted and appreciated, or memorials may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 768 Asbury Road, Candler, NC 28715, or to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. The on-line register is available at
Everett Hale, Jr. Left here on October 31, 2010 surrounded by his loved ones. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He decided to meet his Heavenly Father and be reunited with all of his loved ones. He was at peace, surrounded by family. Everett was born in Fort Branch, Indiana on December 29, 1926 to Luvina and Everett Hale, Sr.. He came to Lompoc in 1963 after serving in Germany in the Army Air Corp. and Air Force between from 1948 - 1968. He also carried mail for the United Sates Postal Service and was known on his route as "Happy." He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 211. He is survived by his daughters Maria Turner (C.W) of Lompoc and Linda Worcester of Lompoc; grandchildren Clay Turner (Yvette), Angela Worcester, Shelli Barlow and Anthony Worcester, all of Lompoc; great-grandchildren Jasmine Gordon of Virginia, Phillip Rominger of Lompoc, Jocelyn and Clancy Turner of Lompoc; great-great-granddaughter Adia Gordon of Virginia; and his buddies Tinker and RJ Worcester of Lompoc; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Hale in September of 2009. He enjoyed Coors beer, coin collecting, horse racing and all the ladies at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Services will be held on Thursday, November 11th at 3:00pm at the Lompoc Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at Nana's house.
Fabiola Corona - Cortez 35, of Gridley passed away November 4, 2010. Rosary 6:00 pm, Wed. 11/10/10 and services 10:00 am, Thur. 11/11/10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Gridley- Block Funeral Chapel.
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.
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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 Winthrop Patience of Lemoore was born on May 30,1949 to Charles and Janet Patience. His desire to travel and see the world resulted in his enlistment into the US Navy in 1972. Frank served as a Navy Corpsman for 20 years before his discharge in 1992. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for many years as an industrial hygienist in the Civil Service at Lemoore Naval Air Station. Frank went to the Lord on Oct. 29, 2010., He is survived by his daughter Mirasol Espinesen of Nashville, Tennessee, his son Kirk Patience and wife Nicole of Fresno and his other daughter Jessa Patience of Rancho Santa Margarita, 5 grandchildren; Abram Patience, Alora Patience, Anthony Cervantez, Aundria Kendrick and Martias Kendrick., Visitation will be Friday, November 12th from 8:00 until 9:30 a.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel with a funeral service following at 9:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will be Friday at 1:15 p.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, Naval Air Station, 822 Hancock St., Lemoore, CA 93245 in Frank's memory.
June 23, 1930 ~ November 3, 2010 George Fredrick Reins died at his home on November 3, 2010, at the age of 80.He was born to Gervenia and Edward Reins on June 23, 1930, in Merced, California. He was the sixth child out of seven born to the family. George has been a lifelong resident of Merced. George enlisted in the Army in June of 1951 during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan with the US Army Hospital 8164th unit. Returning to Merced in 1953, he quickly opened his first business called California Floor and Linoleum. He was married to Margaret Sullivan and had one daughter, Cindy Reins Kaier. Cindy currently lives in Broomfield, Colorado with her husband Harry Kaier. George was the proprietor of California Floor and Linoleum, Fish World and lastly Fort George Western Wear which has been a mainstay on 13th Street for over 56 years. George is survived by his daughter Cindy, two grandchildren, Derrek and Deanna Kaierof Broomfield, Colorado, a sister, Alice Condit of Fresno and his best friend Jim Boyd of Merced. George has been a long member of the Elks. He was a humorous person who always had a joke or a quip to share. Memorial services will be Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at the Plainsburg Cemetery in LeGrand. A celebration of his life will be held at the Merced Elks Club at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home.
April 16, 1918 ~ October 29, 2010 Grace Arata, our beloved mother passed away October 29, 2010 in Chowchilla, California, with complications from cancer and Alzheimer's.Grace grew up in San Gregorio on the Farm where she was born to John and Annie Caughey on April 16, 1918. She was the eleventh of 13 children. She attended Seaside School walking miles with her brothers and sisters. November 5, 1945 Grace married John Arata who preceded her in death in December 2005.Grace was devoted to her family, home and Garden. She was a dedicated recorder for the National Weather Service doing daily temperature and moisture for 40 years. She received an award for serving the longest period of recording in California. Grace is survived by two sons: Gary, his wife Marie, grandchildren Lawrence and Laura Arata; Louie, his wife Linda, grandchildren Matthew and Missy Arata, Great grandchildren Seneca and Vashti, Lacey and Trevor Reese, Great Grandchildren Savannah, Aurora, Joshua, Sam, Breanne, Shannon and Joey, Grandchildren Amanda, Ben, and Alissa Arata, and a great granddaughter Lilly Rose Pike. Grace had an avid interest in the space program, stars and constellations. She loved history, and read articles from the Encyclopedia Britannica. Grace considered voting in an election an honor and duty to her country. She kept chickens and for years sold eggs, delivering them to Pescadero and Half Moon Bay. Grace made the best Loganberry jam. Grace's daily routine included listening to Christian Radio and reading her bible. Her faith sustained her throughout her life. "Grace was the nicest, most patient and kindest person I have ever known." "She will be remembered with love." In memory of Grace, please support research for Alzheimer's, which took away this wonderful person from the family that loved her over eight years ago.
Gabriel Ehlerding, 37, of Trinity Center died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Fenueral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
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.
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Margaret Gaugel of Lodi passed away Friday, November 5th, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born on March 1, 1932 .....
Gerald Pepper, 80, of Redding died Sunday at Marquis Care Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Grace L. Lowe, 76, of Ventura, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2010 at home, after a long battle with cancer., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at South Coast Fellowship in Ventura with Pastor Larry Reichardt officiating. Her children will scatter her ashes in a private ceremony., Grace was born in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph and Francis Zibrun on July 26, 1934. She married Robert A. Lowe on May 14, 1955 in Chicago and moved to Ventura shortly after their wedding. Grace was a homemaker and loved family gatherings. She was an active member of South Coast Fellowship in Ventura where she was an elder and was active in the church's food outreach program. She was happiest when surrounded by those she loved., Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and parents, Joseph and Francis., Grace is survived by her three children, Robert Lowe of Covington, Wash., David Lowe of Simi Valley, and Donna Bratschun of Tulsa, Okla., along with daughters-in-law, Stephanie Lowe of Covington, Wash., and Josie Lowe of Simi Valley, and son-in-law, Neal Bratschun of Tulsa Okla. She leaves behind her sister, Shirley Williamson of Ventura, and brother, Joseph of Chicago. She was blessed to have five grandchildren: Rebecca Gunn of Tulsa, Okla., Michael and Sarah Bratschun of Tulsa, Okla., along with Rachel and Brian Lowe of Simi Valley., In lieu of flowers the family has requested that a donation be made toward the research in the fight against cancer., The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her "adopted" daughter and friend, Elaine, as well as to her caregiver Julie, the staff of the hospice organization, and to South Coast Fellowship who saw her through this trying time., Arrangements by Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 642-8134.
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Gymalee Joyce Craddock 4/12/28 - 11/6/10 Gymalee passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Yuba City, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born in Ponca City, OK and moved to CA with her family in 1936 and was a proud graduate of Marysville High School class of 1946. A longtime resident of Live Oak, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Harold Craddock; her parents George and Opal Morton; and brothers Chuck and Dorvan Morton. Gymalee was a long time Teacher's Aide in the local schools and retired from Del Monte Cannery. She is survived by her loving sons, George (Dawn) Potts of Roseville, Dennis (Mari) Potts of Fayettville, NC, Kenneth (Karen) Potts of Sutter; daughter, Debra (Steven) Fann of Woodland; step-daughters Judy (Dave) Johnson and Susan (John) Hellstrom of Walla Walla, WA. She loved her 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Dorene (Floy) Baker of Chico and Carolyn (Michael) Stockton of Marysville. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Gymalee's name to the Yuba City Moose Lodge (205 S. Walton Ave., Yuba City, CA 95993) or a charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 10:00am, Friday, Nov. 12th, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City, CA. Burial to follow at Sutter Cemetery, Sutter, CA. A reception will follow burial services. Send Condolences at
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Caroline Childs Hagelie, 74, of Lodi died Nov. 5. She was born on June 21, 1936 in York, Maine. She worked as a box assembler, .....
Harold Edwin (Fuzzy) Guynes 76, of Wheatland, passed away on November 4, 2010. He was born on October 8, 1934 in Anadarko, Oklahoma and was a Yuba Sutter resident since 1951. Harold was a Superindendent/Electrician at Beale Air Force Base from 1961 to 1989. He was a member of the Wheatland Southern Baptist Church in Wheatland, CA, and served in the U. S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Guynes of Wheatland, CA; daughters, Natalie Guynes, of Wheatland, CA, Romney McDonald (Michael) of Sparks, NV and Johnnie May Thompson (Ernie) of Rio Oso, CA. Brothers, Dan Guynes (Jackie) of Wheatland, CA, John Guynes, Jr. (Mary) of Carmichael, CA and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents John F. and Mattie L. Guynes; sisters, Pauline Guynes, Betty Harrison and Mary Frances Guynes. Visitation will be from 2pm until 8pm on Thursday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. Services will be at 11:00am on Friday, November 12, 2010 at the Wheatland Southern Baptist Church, 712 Olive Street, Wheatland, CA with Reverend Rick Daugherty officiating. Burial will be at Wheatland Cemetery, Wheatland, CA with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the, . Send Condolences to
Passed away Nov. 3., Harvey was born Jan. 21, 1927 in Poplar Grove, Ill. On July 1, 1949 he married Hazel Ralston, his wife and companion of over 61 years. They were proud parents of their children Cheryl (Joesph) and Douglas. Harvey had a 38-year career with JCPenney and retired in Thousand Oaks where he and Hazel have lived for the last 32 years. He was a dedicated volunteer and board member at MANNA and active member of Emmanuel Presbyterian. He enjoyed playing golf and family reunions., Harvey is survived by his wife Hazel; sister Eleanor Ray; sister-in-law Ann Ralston; cousins Suzanne Smith and Jill Brantley; four nephews; two nieces; three grandchildren Michael, Kristine (Bryan), and Laura (David); and three great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to MANNA, Food Pantry of Ventura County.
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RIZZO, Helen F. (90) Born April 4, 1920 in Fairmont WV, died November 5, 2010 in Fairmont, WV. Survived by one granddaughter, Michele Lipari, great-granddaughter Alyssa Lipari, sister-in-law Helen Marra brother-in-law Frank (Velma) Rizzo, nephew Mario J (Mindy) Marra and nieces Mary M. (Les) Hughes of Ohio and Marty Marra and several great nieces and great nephews. She is predeceased in death by her parents Salvatore and Mary Bilotta Marra, first husband Joseph R. Lipari, second husband Sam Rizzo, two sons Mario Lipari and Joseph M Lipari, two brothers John and Russell Marra and one nephew John A Marra. A Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wed. Nov 10, 10:30 AM at Mission Rey Chapel, in Mission Hills. Entombment will follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary (818) 886-8600
1931-2010, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2010 brought the passing of Helen Naomi Husted-Gorman. With her husband and children by her side, Helen was finally able to take her next steps on her journey with Christ after a long battle with cancer., Born Sept. 26, 1931 to Ed and Nell Justice in Harrisburg, Ill., Helen was one of six children. In 1943, Helen's family moved to south Los Angeles where her father worked in a shipyard. Helen attended John Adams Middle School and later Emanuel Hearts High School. Her first employment was with Occidental Life Insurance as a Record Acquisition. At age 20, she took a job at a Title company as a secretary. It was here that she met "Scotty" Husted. In 1957 they were married and blessed with seven children., After Scotty's passing, Helen was once again blessed with love when she met and married Frank Gorman in 1997. They were married at Padre Sierra Catholic Church. The newly weds enjoyed numerous adventures across the country and Canada in their RV., At home, Helen's passion was her cooking and she loved to share that with her family. She will always be remembered for the Christmas dinners she hosted and the famous chocolate cake she baked for each of her children's and grandchildren's birthdays. Many a night she would sit back and teach her daughters and granddaughters how to cook the recipes we all loved. She was strong, loving, willful, outspoken and supportive, and she will be dearly missed., Helen is survived by her "wonderful, loving husband," Frank Gorman; daughters, Cynthia Husted, "Sam" Husted-Hayward, and Nancy Ghio and her husband Mario Ghio; sons, Scott Husted and wife Tamara, and John Husted and wife Monica; 18 grandchildren: Jubilee, Kimberly, Winfield, Catherine, Heather, Ian, Dominic, Sean, Anthony, Justin, John Michael, Kristina, Mary, Gina, Cecilia, Isabella, Brock, and Joseph; and three great-grandchildren: Mollie, Collin and Sophie., Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Husted (1976), and son, Brock "Gus" Husted (2009), and grandchild, Grant (2009)., Helen was a devout Catholic. A viewing will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday night with a full Rosary from 7-8 p.m. at Rose Mortuary in Simi Valley. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the burial and reception immediately to follow. Friends and family are welcome to all services., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fireman's Relief Association, Widows, Orphans & Disabled Fireman's Fund who was such a blessing to Helen as she fought her battle with cancer. For information on making a donation, please contact James Dolan at 323-259-5205.
Helen Silvers, 93, of Weaverville tied Sunday at Trinity Hospital in Weaverville. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Fenueral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
HELEN THERESA (FOX) LAYMAN JAN 14, 1921 - NOV 6, 2010 Born to Thomas and Amelia Fox near Defiance OH. She is survived by her husband Philip E. Layman; son Philip I. Layman; daughters, Nancy Layman, Joyce Kuperman, Judy Bowman, and Ruth Ditto; and son Tom Layman. She is a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church N.C. Visitation Tuesday, Nov. 9th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Salas Brothers Chapel, 419 Scenic Dr. Modesto; Funeral will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10th at 1:00 pm at the West Modesto Meetinghouse, 6330 Covert Road, Modesto, CA; and burial at Wood Colony cemetery, 3511 N. Dakota Ave., Modesto. Remembrances can be sent to Brethren Heritage School, 3549 N. Dakota Ave., Modesto, CA 95358.
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Helen Louise Wilkerson, 80, of Lodi, died Nov. 7. She was born Oct. 25, 1930.
June 29, 1914- November 3, 2010 Henrietta was born to Clarence Andrew Lacque and Mary Winifred Warnock Lacque in Walla Walla, Washington. As an infant, she and her family traveled the Oregon Trail by covered wagon to Napa, California where Clarence was employed at a vineyard. Henrietta grew up in Napa along with her seven siblings. Henrietta had fond memories growing up in Napa. Her memories included, growing a big garden during the depression and going to school. Of course, her favorite entertainment was barn dances on weekends. In the early 1930's she married Raymond Hurd. They moved to Orland where they had two children Arthur and Lois. Together they operated a dairy for several years on Summit Avenue (approximately Road M today) until her marriage to Raymond dissolved. Other family members eventually moved to Orland to live close to Henrietta. No sooner did the family get settled and Henrietta was off on another endeavor. Despite this, many of the Lacque family members still live in Orland today. Henrietta later married Erwin (Bud) Anderson. Henrietta and Bud had an adventurous life for the next 55 years. In the early 1950's they moved to Ferndale where they bought a gas station/ convenience store. They were able to build a very profitable business, as they were very well liked throughout the community. It wasn't long before they were both bored and eager to move on. Their next years together included countless moves, 50 plus. Bud worked for the California State Parks and Odd Fellows Temple in Santa Rosa as a janitor and Henrietta bought and restored houses. Hard work was a way of life for Henrietta, she was always ready to sell and start another project if she was able to "pass a buck". In 1964, the unthinkable happened; Henrietta lost her son Arthur Hurd to a drowning accident. This weighed heavy on her heart for the rest of her life. Her only comfort was the love she received from her family and friends. Family love and her love for God became the most important aspect of Henrietta's life. In 1995 she and Bud were able to retire. They moved to Hayfork, California to live by her daughter Lois and family. One could say, Henrietta had almost the perfect life with the exception of losing her son. Her life was adventurous, amusing and full of love and laugher. We will miss her dearly. Henrietta is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lois and George Silva, her grandchildren Donna and George Silva Jr., Arthur Townsend (Susie), Leslie O'Neil (James), Lisa Cooney (Brian) Stace Townsend (Pegi), her great grandchildren, Cary Townsend, Kelli Boots (Brian), Kaylee Townsend, Candice Russ (Quincy), Jennifer Bowen(Jason), Katelyn O'Neil, Jessica Sangervasi (Shaun), Joshua Cooney (Monica), Hannah Gomez (Gustavo), Wyatt and Isaac Townsend, her great-great grandchildren, Michael and Genesis Perry, Nathan and Naomi Bramlett, Tiara Russ, Emilee Sangervasi, Alayna Cooney and Lucas Bowen, her brother Samuel Lacque, her sisters, Mildred Shreve and Esther Hill, her niece Lynn Millar-Head for whom she had a special bond and numerous nieces and nephews. Henrietta is precede in death by her husband, Erwin (Bud) Anderson, her son Arthur Hurd, her parents Clarence and Mary Lacque, her brothers Darrell and Clarence (Bo) Lacque, her sisters Berniece Simmons and Ada Jane Searcey and her beloved black lab, Lady. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Weaverville Hospital, and the staff at St. Luke's Manor. Henrietta appreciated all of you. Service will be held Thursday November 11, 2010 at 11:00 am in the chapel at Sunset Memorial Park in Eureka, California. Memorial contributions are asked to be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2301 Rohnerville Road, Fortuna, California, 95540. Arrangements are under the care of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary. Please sign the guest book at
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Passed away in Petaluma, CA, November 5, 2010 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Betty G. Pelton. Loving father of Sheryl L. Pelton of Petaluma, Larry E. Pelton of Rohnert Park and the late Joyce E. Saunders. Father in law of Angie Pelton. Adored grandfather of Shane Pelton, Sierra Pelton, John Pelton, Michelle Etienne, Jill Cantieri and Heidi Saunders. Great grandfather of Kestrel, Jaime, Willow, Forest, Jeremey and Gianna. Dear brother of Marge (Bill) Spandri, Ralph (late Helen) Pelton, Courtland (Mona) Pelton and Gladys (late Bill) Caldwell. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Petaluma, California Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service, Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA. Private interment, Cypress Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family prefer memorials be made to Hanna Boys Center or to your favorite charity.
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Monica "Milah" Hollie Feb. 7, 1975 - Oct. 30, 2010 Resident of Oakland Milah passed on October 30, 2010, suddenly. Beloved daughter of Thomas .....
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Longtime Lodi resident, Bill Hosman, passed away on November 3, 2010, following a short illness at the age of 92. Born in Missouri, Bill .....
HOEY, IRENE April 12, 1924 to October 30, 2010 Irene Frances Hoey, of San Diego, CA, was born in Providence, R.I., on April 12, 1924, one of four children of William J. and Sophie Racewicz. She graduated from Classical High School in Providence and from the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing. Moving to San Diego with her husband John "Jack" Hoey in 1951, she worked for many years at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. In 1963, Irene graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in English from San Diego State University, and later received an MBA in Healthcare Administration from National University. Irene was promoted to Director of Nursing at Scripps Clinic in 1969, a position she held until her departure in 1977 for a similar position at Chula Vista Community Hospital. She served as Director of Nursing, and later as Director of Volunteer Services, at Chula Vista Community Hospital until 1994 when she retired at age 70. Devout in her faith, Irene was a long time member of Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was an avid fan of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, a voracious reader and a dedicated walker. She is survived by her only son, John Joseph Hoey, IV, his wife Christine Hoey, and her grandson Evan Alexander Hoey; by her brother, William Racewicz, Jr. and his wife Mita Racewicz of Clancy, Montana; by her sister Dorothy Bailey, married to Joseph Bailey, of North Providence, Rhode Island; and by her youngest sibling, Sr. Virginia Mary of Jesus, OP, of the Cloistered Dominican Nuns, Monastery Of Our Lady of the Rosary, Summit N.J. She is predeceased by her husband of 27 years, John Joseph Hoey, III, also of San Diego, California. Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, The family requests that donations, in lieu of flowers, be directed to the American , 800-272-3900 or, . Featheringill Mortuary
Irene Haynes, 87, of Redding died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
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Jack Douglas Anderson, 71 of Vacaville lost his brave fight after 10 months of battling lung cancer at his home on Oct. 28. He was born in Los Angeles on March 13, 1939., Jack served in the United States Air Force for 28 years retiring in 1984. He then went to work at the Solano County Sheriff Department for 10 years retiring in 1994., He was preceded in death by his parents Rena and Albert Anderson., Jack is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sherrie Anderson of Vacaville; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and James Lee of Vacaville; son, Todd Anderson of Vacaville; brother, Clint Anderson of Santa Barbara; 5 grandchildren, Jaclyn and Jeff Pledger of Vacaville, Katelyn, Diona and Breanna Lee of Sacramento; 3 great-grandchildren, Jaron, Audrey and Jayden of Vacaville; many cousins and loving friends., We love and miss you dearly, may you rest in peace, Always Your Loving Family., A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Lung Cancer Society of America. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
JACK M. ANKENEY DEC 15, 1928 - NOV 6, 2010 Jack never met a stranger. He accepted Jesus later in life. He passed away from a stroke. Jack enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1944, serving on Peleliu in the closing days of the war, retiring as a Gunnery Sergeant in 1965. Jack especially enjoyed being the maitre'd at Harrah's Reno Headliner Room and later as General Manager of the SOS Club in Modesto. He is survived by wife Kathleen, children Diana, Danny and Ed, grandchildren Mason, Samantha and David. He will be interred at Willamette Nat'l Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Nov. 10th at Three Rivers Christian Fellowship in Modesto.
Jack Musmecci, 78, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away October 26, 2010. He was born in Los Angeles on May 12, 1932. In 1950, Jack graduated from Lincoln High school in Los Angeles. He served our country in the Air force in the
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Janice was born in Elbow Lake, Minn., and graduated from Moorhead State College in 1961. Jan taught school for 40 years in diverse cities such as Wilmar, Minn., Reno, Nev., Anchorage, AK., San Diego, Calif., Thousand Oaks, Calif., and her last 13 years in Vacaville, Calif., before retiring to Florida with her husband of 49 years, Lloyd Norling., While teaching at Fort Richardson, AK., in 1961 to 1962, Janice met and married Lloyd after a three-month courtship. They have one daughter, Deidre (Dee) Tokiwa who was born in England while they were living there., Janice is survived by her husband, Lloyd; daughter, Dee Tokiwa;, son-in-law, Grant Tokiwa; beloved grandson, Riley Tokiwa; brother, Frank Sandberg; sister, B'Ann Bartz; brother-in-law, Joel Bartz; nephew, Steven Bartz; niece, Rachel Bartz; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Jan also had a sister, Marlys Brown who preceded her in death at age 43 due to cancer., At her request, a private celebration of life will be held in lieu of formal services. Arrangements are entrusted to the MedCure Organization of Portland, Ore. Donations in her memory may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Calif., 95616.,
Jean Meyer Thorn Jan. 1, 1923 to Oct. 27, 2010 Jean passed away peacefully at home after a long illness. She was a 3rd generation San Franciscan, a graduate of the Sarah Dix Hamlin School and Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelors degree in History. Jean was most eclectic in her tastes and interests. She was an avid football fan and was a 49ers 50 yard line season ticket holder for more than fifty years. She also rarely missed a Stanford game. She was passionate about opera, and was a supporter and season ticket holder of the San Francisco Opera, which she had attended since childhood. She adored traveling the world with her husband and chronicled their trips with outstanding photographs. She loved history and art, enthusiastically enjoyed food and was a voracious reader. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Francis; her daughters, Joyce Thorn and Anne Lerch (Allan), and her grandchildren, Alexis Nordby (Jason) and Andrew Lerch. Private services were held on Monday, November 1st. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Neuropathy Association or the San Francisco Opera.
On November 4th, 2010 six days after her 87th birthday, Jeanette Blackford passed away peacefully at Petaluma Valley Hospital after losing her valiant fight with cancer. She is survived by Robert Blackford, her devoted husband of 64 years; and their two children: Ron Blackford and Carol Avedano. She will also be missed by her four grandchildren: Nathan and Molly Blackford, Arika and Brian Avedano; as well as her only great grandchild Hunter Blackford; her sister Marian Hughart; and all the aunts, uncles and cousins that come from a large Italian family. Jean will be best remembered for her down home family dinner gatherings, where there was never a lack of love and laughter. Friends and family will be notified of memorial services, to be held at a later date at their home in Petaluma.
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JEFFERY E. DOUGLAS 01/24/1955 ~ 11/09/2007 Your memory is our keepsake, with which we\'ll never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts Loving you forever Your family
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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.
Joan Y. Williams, 82, of Fairfield, died on Saturday, Oct. 30., She was born on Oct. 18, 1928, in Chicago., Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, Calif., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
Joanne Barbier, 72, of Redding died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Nilson, John David September 26,1941 - November 2 , 2010 John passed away peacefully On November 2 ,after a short battle of cancer.John was a fantastic Friend, Travel Agent,Sports Referee, Toastmaster speaker and a Mentor to many ,many people.He will be dearly missed.Memorial service will be held:Thursday, November 11th 3pm,Westhills Baseball, 7001 Valley Circle Blvd, West Hills,CA 91307 www.westhillsbaseball.com
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JOSE V. BARAJAS MAR 19, 1917 - NOV 5, 2010 Jose is survived by his sons: Pedro Barajas, Jesus Barajas and Alfredo Barajas; daughters: Chole Barajas, Maria Barajas and Rosa Barajas; 33 grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Luiz Barajas. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 from 4-8:00PM with Rosary at 6:00pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. A service will be held on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at St. Francis Church in Riverbank, CA at 10:00AM with burial to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Guest book available at, www.lakewoodhughson.com
Paris, Josephine M. April 29, 1924 - November 3, 2010 Jo passed away peacefully with family and friends by her side. Jo maintained her terrific sense of humor to the very end. She was a Mother to everyone she met, giving of herself to others without reservation. Jo is survived by her son, Lance, and Granddaughter Sydney Paris. She was the daughter of Sidney and Gerty Eisenberg. There will be a celebration of life for friends and family on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 at the Motion Picture & Television Home in the "Country House", from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. 23388 Mulholland Dr., Woodland Hills, Ca. 91364.
(1941-2010), Joyce Carol Schleininger, surrounded by her loved ones, died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of October 17th, 2010., Joyce was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After high school, she worked for 5 years in the Insurance Industry and for an Industrial engineering firm in Midtown, Manhattan. On January 18, 1964 in New York City, Joyce married her departed husband Charles R. Schleininger III. Because of his work for various defense contractors, Joyce and Charles moved several times over the next five years and lived all over the country including such places as: Coronado, CA, Bridgeport, CN, Honolulu HI, and Dallas TX before arriving in the Hanford area in 1969., Joyce was a devoted wife and mother. Since her husband worked for over 22 years at LNAS, she became a volunteer for the Navy League and was a beloved member of the LNAS community. Three of her children attended St. Rose/Thomas McCarthy Memorial School and Hanford High School. Joyce was a tireless volunteer and supporter of all of her children's activities. Along with her husband, she was also an outstanding softball coach in ASA., In addition, Joyce was an excellent employee who worked for years for the Hanford Elementary School district and the Kings County Welfare Department. One of her proudest personal achievements was earning her Bachelor's Degree from Chapman University in 1998., Joyce had been retired since 2003. In her retirement, she moved to Grover Beach, CA for a couple years and then moved back to Brooklyn in 2005. She just recently returned to Hanford to be closer with the rest of her family., Up until her death, she fought tirelessly for the rights of the physically and mentally disabled in the state of California. She fought not only on behalf of her daughter, but also on behalf of those who needed assistance too. Her work will now be continued by her children., Joyce is survived by her four children: Monica Biernat and her husband Gerry of Culver City, CA, Kirsten Barnes and her husband Rick of Lemoore, CA, Cynthia D. Schleininger of Clovis, CA and Kurtis A. Schleininger of Grover Beach, CA and one grandchild., Joyce's beloved dog Sam, died at the age of 14 in January, and her other dog Rusty will be cared for by her son., A Celebration of Life, "Joyce's Jazzy Last Jam," will be held this Saturday, November 6th, 2010 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Irwin Street Inn. It is a reception open to friends and family. Please stop by at any time., In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, you may do so to the following organizations: Kings Regional Health Foundation (Hospice Care) 1021 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230; KINGS SPCA 8084 Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230; Kings County Animal Services/Pet Adoption 10909 Bonneyview Lane, Hanford, CA 93230, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford.
Joyce Marie Bryson July 13, 1946 - November 6, 2010 Joyce Marie Bryson "Granny" was born on July 13, 1946 in Harrisburg, AK. She was one of 7 children. She met and& married Alva Glenn "Bud" Moody. They had four children: two sons, Leslie and Tommy, and two daughters, Cindy and Lorenda. Joyce was preceded in death by first husband, Alva Glenn Moody; both daughters, Lorenda Ann Turner and Cindy Moody; and husband, Ed Bryson. She is survived by son, Leslie Moody and wife Debbie; son, Tommy Moody and wife Lori; son-in-law, David Turner and wife Julie; as well as brother, Rick Casalman and wife Jeanette; sisters, Karen Westmoreland and Gaye Winmuller; grandchildren, Amanda Moody, Savannah Moody, Leslie Moody Jr., Travis Moody, Wyatt Moody, and Bud Turner; great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Brandon Valenzuela, London Witcher, and Chase Turner. Viewing is Wednesday, Nov. 10th, from 5-8 p.m. at Hillcrest Mortuary, with a Chapel Service to be held on Thursday, Nov. 11th, at 2:00 p.m.
She was the loving wife of 52 years of Ronald, mother of daughter Lisa and son-in-law, James and grandmother of her two precious, beautiful angels, Tristan and Katrina Hamilton. She will be greatly missed by brother Edward "Butch" Miller and sister in laws, Emily and Peggy Miller, along with nephew Chad, wife Nicol, Logan and Ava, niece, Brooke Miller, along with brother and sister in law, Dick and Georgine Rex, with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and friends in Illinois, Minnesota, Idaho and Arizona. She and her husband and daughter moved to Vacaville in 1979 from Chicago. She loved Vacaville and the small town atmosphere. Her brother Rick moved here first and eventually the entire family of his followed him., She as a 24+ year member of the Vacaville Chapter Women of the Moose and served as their recorder for the last 5+ years. She attained the College of Regents Degree with the Red Stole, along with being a Star Recorder and having the Academy of Friendship Degree. She devoted many long hours to the Vacaville Moose Lodge and Chapter, cooking breakfasts, dinners, helping put on the annual Christmas Bazaar and many, many other functions., She was famous for her skits, pantomimes (the Chinese Waiter, Jerry Lee Lewis, great Balls of Fire, Phantom of the Opera and Barbra Streisand) also her many song parodies, such as the twelve nites of the Christmas Buffet. She loved to write poetry and has two unpublished children's books. She had a gigantic imagination and her creative talent was limitless. We will miss Judy's famous Jello dishes, and wearing always something that lit up and blinked., or that she always wore some sort of holiday head gear, that lit up. She the "Original" creator of the "Moose Cavalcade of Stars" in 1995, along with a case of "30" that put on some 30+ shows at the Vacaville Moose lodge, along with other lodges., She became a secretary right out of high school, and worked in that position at various businesses for a total of 30 years before retiring in 2005. She was very proud of the fact that from 1986 to 2000 she was the secretary to six different businesses at one location for 14 years of her work career and she did it "All" without a computer. Every office task was done manually, including doing the payroll for each and every business by hand., Judy loved to decorate her home for Christmas and had her annual brunch with her famous "Potato Pancakes." Judy collected dolls, snowmen, Santa Claus', lighted houses and angels. She loved to entertain her family by playing her keyboard with Christmas Carols. She also loved to play loud enough to let her neighbors at Skylark Mobile Estates enjoy her music. She also enjoyed camping with Ron in their RV trailer. Judy was a true patriot. She loved to wear Red, White and Blue all year long. She cried every time she heard the Star Spangled Banner or saw the flag. She was a believer and brought many to Christ over the years. She loved her God and her country and loved fiercely her family and was proud of each one of them. She will always be their "Guardian Angel.", There will never be another like her., The family invites friends for visitation on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 11, 5 to 8 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. A Catholic Prayer Service will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home with Father Humberto Gomez presiding. Interment will be private., Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit our guest book at www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
Juli Entwistle, 41, was found dead at her home on Sunday., Police said they got a call about a domestic violence incident at 4:08 a.m. and arrived to find the woman lying on the floor of her Morrissey Boulevard studio apartment with a laceration to her neck.
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Katherine "Kay" Dorothy Rush of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of California, died on Friday, November 5, 2010 after a valiant battle with lung cancer which spread rapidly through her body. Kay was born on January 20, 1937. She was a strong, caring and amazing woman who devoted much of her life to helping other people through their individual struggles with alcoholism. Her kindness and devotion to helping others was evident to everyone who knew her. Kay will be deeply missed by large numbers of people from California to New York City as well as England. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gerard T. Rush of Sioux Falls, SD; eight children and their spouses: Maureen (Jeffrey) Bland, Sioux Falls, SD; Laurene (William) Gill, Madison, CT; Susan Rush, Phoenix, AZ; Gerard T. (Lisa) Rush, Jr. Dell Rapids, SD; Lawrence "Duke" Rush, Phoenix, AZ; John (Eileen) Rush of Phoenix, AZ; Steven (Amanda) Rush, Southampton, England; and Christen (Lee) Shackleford of Sioux Falls, SD; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. In addition to helping others, Kay loved to travel and read and had a knack for passing along her passions to her friends and family. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Kay's philosophy was: help family first and then help others of all races, creeds, and nationalities as circumstances required. A memorial will be planned in Kay's honor at a later date in California. A memorial mass will be celebrated in Sioux Falls, SD at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at St. Michael Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the House of Hope in care of 3113 S. Fernwood Ave., Sioux Falls, SD, 57110. Please sign the guest book at
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Kathy O'Rourke Moroney Kathy passed away peacefully from cancer at her home on November 5, 2010 while surrounded by her husband, four children, and ten grandchildren. She was born to the late Thomas and Alice O'Rourke in Tacoma, Washington on March 18, 1945. Kathy attended Sacred Heart elementary school and St. Leo's High School in Tacoma, class of 1963. She graduated and obtained a degree in education from Seattle University, class of 1967. After teaching for a year in Seattle, Kathy married Carl Moroney on June 29, 1968. After her husband's service in the, , the couple settled in San Carlos, California. They had five children: Kara, Brett, Courtney, Katie and Kelly. They lost Kelly to a heart condition when she was still an infant. After teaching in Seattle and Fallbrook, Ca. Kathy became a full time homemaker and directed her energy into activities at her childrens' schools and charitable organizations. She coached soccer for several seasons and was the Athletic Director at Notre Dame Elementary School. She was the Chairperson for the most successful auction at Serra High School up to that point in time. She loved coaching and teaching children and was active in all school parent organization's and volunteer groups. Kathy was also an accomplished seamstress and knitter and loved playing golf, skiing and playing bridge with her many friends. She was also an avid traveler with both family and friends. Kathy adored visiting Lake Tahoe and enjoyed many summers with the family at their place in Incline Village as well as skiing in the winter. Most recently she joined the Incline Village Golf Club where she met many wonderful new friends. In addition to her husband and four living children Kathy is survived by ten grandchildren: Rory and Patrick McGinty, Jackson, Lily and Braden Moroney, Liam, Kevin and Ronan Corkery, and Declan and Ashby Hand. To them she was "Jammy" or "Mimi" and she was devoted to all of them as well as their parents. She is also survived by her dear daughter-in-law, Linda Moroney, and sons-in-law Scott McGinty, Trevor Corkery and Mat Hand. She loved all of them as if they were her own. Additionally she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law. Kathy's gorgeous blue eyes and radiant smile will be etched in our memories forever. A memorial Mass in celebration of her life will be held at St. Catherine's Church in Burlingame on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm. There will be a reception at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club immediately following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Samaritan House of San Mateo or St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo. Arrrangements by Crosby-N Gray & CO., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617.
KAY MARIE BYERS NOV 27, 1940 - NOV 3, 2010 Kay Marie (Clawson) Byers, age 69 of Turlock, CA died on November 3, 2010 in her Son's home after a long battle with Dementia. She was born on November 27, 1940 in Dearborn, MI to the late Betty and the late William (Bill) Clawson. She was the oldest of three children. She was married to the late Jon L. Byers for 40 years. As an Air Force wife, she lived in the Philippines. As a civilian, she lived in Denver, CO and El Cerrito, CA before settling in Modesto, CA in 1978. Once settled she began working for Keyes School as an administrator and worked there for 24 years making many friends and helping countless children. Kay loved music. She sang opera in her younger years and continued singing in her Church Choirs throughout her life. She also became a Deacon at her Church with her Husband Jon; both devout Christians. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Kay always put her family first and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her son Douglas and her daughter-in-law Allison, her daughter Kristen and her son-in-law Dan and five grandchildren: Cristina, Ashley, Nicole, Brandon and Joshua. A visitation will be held at the Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson on November 10th from 4:00-8:00 pm. The funeral service will be at The Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Hughson on November 11th at 2:00 pm followed by a reception at the Hughson Senior Center. Call Doug and Allison Byers at 209-634-1354 for more information. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in her name to The Lewy Body Dementia Association,, , or Hospice 209-664-2550.
Kenlyn Lea Christenot, 70, of Camarillo, California passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, November 07, 2010., She was born June 30, 1940 in East Chicago, Indiana to Ken and Bernice Card. She married Harley George Christenot July 27, 1961 in Cardston Alberta Canada. Her early years were spent in East Chicago, Indiana and later moved with her family to Monrovia, Calif. where she graduated from Monrovia High School in 1958. She attended college at Brigham Young University, where she received her degree in Home Economics, in which she taught for many years., While raising her four daughters, Kenlyn returned to the workforce as a bookkeeper and found her second love, as a financial counselor and educator for the military. She spent many years serving in various capacities within the community and her church. After retiring, she served as a docent at The Camarillo Ranch House., She and her husband served a Military Relations Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her life was centered around family and friends, she loved cooking, sewing, serving her Heavenly Father and those around her., She is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Christenot of Camarillo; and their four daughters; Maria and Ken Torbit of Houston, TX, Heather and Robert Dworshak of Corona, Calif., Amy and John Curnutt of South Jordan, Utah, Sara and Chris Galante of Camarillo, 15 grandchildren, and brother and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Jane Card and their two daughters of Arcadia, Calif., Viewing will be Thursday, November 11th, from 6-8 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 1201 Paseo Camarillo in Camarillo. Funeral Services are Friday, November 12th, at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 1201 Paseo Camarillo in Camarillo. Additional viewing before services at from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
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Stefan Kertz, 74 ESCONDIDO -- Stefan Kertz passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010. He was born March 25, 1936 in Krindija, (former) Yugoslavia, son .....
May 6, 1946 ~ November 3, 2010 Leslie Gail (Villines) Ledford passed away on November 3, 2010 at the age of 64. Gail was born May 6, 1946 to Kenneth Villines and Bertha (Martell) Villines of Merced. Gail was a life long resident of Merced and lived in the same house for 60 years. She loved to gamble at Black Oak. She loved all ten of her grandkids. Gail was preceded in death by her parents Ken & Bertha Villines and her aunt Maxine Parker. She is survived by her children, William Kieth Schertz and Wife Shanda and their three children, Shane Alyssa, Courtney. Dawn Ragghanttie- Farris and husband Steve, and their children Mitzi, & Felishaa. Gary Liegh Ledford and his four children, Daniel, Ashley, Marissa, & Willow. Donvon Henery and his wife Sara and their son Jaxsen. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara (Villines) Davis and husband Herb Davis. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sun, November 28, 2010 at 1pm, 920 Black Creek Dr. Copperopolis CA 95228. Burial will follow on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 1 pm in the Plainsburg Cemetery
LOPEZ, Albertano M. 88,died in Verdi NV on Monday November 1, 2010. Tio Al came to Santa Barbara in his twenties and created many beautiful gardens in his 60 + years in Santa Barbara before he moved to Nevada. Albert is survived by his brother Ben Lopez Sister in-laws Carmen Lopez, Socorro Lopez and many nieces and nephews, who loved him dearly. Services were held on November 5, 2010, at 10:00am at McDermott-Crockett Mortuary Chapel, 2020 Chapala St. Santa Barbara,
passed away from cancer on November 5, 2010 surrounded by her sons in her home in Hemet, CA. She was born in San Diego on April 17, 1947 and grew up in Ontario, CA with her parents Robert and Loretta Crawford and her brother Fred. She spent her carefree youth throughout California, from the beaches of San Diego to the steep streets of San Francisco. Later, she was a devoted homemaker and mother in addition to working as a school
Lars John Potter (Wold) passed away at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo, Ca, October 27, 2010, due to complications from diabetes. He was born in Sacramento, Ca, December 6, 1931, to Lars J. and Marguerite (Kreigh) Wold. Marguerite later married Reid Potter and Lars and his brothers assumed their step-father's last name when they came to live at the Potter Ranch (now the di Rosa Preserve) as teenagers. Lars graduated from Napa High School in 1950. He enlisted in the US Navy and served from 1951-1955 during the Korean conflict, and was stationed at Alameda Naval Air Station and at Atsugi, Japan. After completing his military service he continued his education at Napa Valley College, Cal Poly SLO, and the University of Oregon. Lars worked at Kaiser Steel before he became involved in local politics (a life long interest). He was a member of the Napa City Council from 1963-1966 during which time he devoted himself full time to his council duties, to ending "Napathy," and to the creation of John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, one of his proudest accomplishments. After his council service Lars began a career in the insurance field. He worked for Allstate Insurance and the State Compensation Insurance Fund where he was recognized as top salesman in the state. He was an independent broker in Sonoma and Napa counties for more than thirty-five years, where he administered large group insurance programs for the building industry. Lars never forgot his experiences with animals on one of the County's largest dairy ranches, where he became a proficient midwife to dairy cows and an excellent judge of horses for the FFA. In later years he became an enthusiastic bidder in support of Napa's 4-H members and future farmers at the Napa Town and Country Fair's livestock auctions. Lars received an award from Napa Landmarks in 1991 for the restoration of his turn of the century Victorian home on First Street. After he retired Lars became a very active vegetable gardener. He took great pride in the many blue ribbons he won at the Napa Town and Country Fair for the vegetables he grew in his huge garden on Clay Street. Providing vegetables and free gardening advice to his neighbors, and sharing his garden with world travelers staying at the area's B & B's gave him immeasurable pleasure. Lars is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley (Stotts); six children and 16 grandchildren: Jack (Susan), Cathan, Sara, and Max, of Santa Rosa; Steve (Debbie), Damon, Josh, and Meagan, of Napa; Sherry Robinson (Bob), Rachael, Claire, and Robert, of Dallas, Tx; Kent (aka Rob) (Caroline), Katy, Ben, and Austin, of Napa; Brent (Patsy), Zachary, Spencer, and Samantha, of Napa; and Michael, of Napa and daughter Darian. Lars is also survived by his brothers Bill (Maureen) and John; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother George H. Wold. As a Norwegian, Lars embodied the Scandinavian passion for Mayonnaise. He spread it on everything; even the outside of a sandwich. A reception to share memories of Lars will be held at Kennedy Park's Robert Pelusi Building, 2296 Streblow Drive, Napa, CA, on Sunday, November 14, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Assistance with end-of-life issues was ably provided by Treadway and Wigger Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers Lars would prefer that we all adopt the habit of performing acts of kindness toward one another.
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LEVI HARVEY BOWMAN JAN 5, 1929 - NOV 4, 2010 Levi Harvey Bowman was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Joel and Nancy (Beckner) Bowman. He attended Clemmons School and completed the 8th grade. Dad answered the call to follow Christ, his Savior at the age of 14, becoming a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church. He was united in marriage with Annie Mary Jamison on August 17,1947. To this union was born four children: Arthur, Larry, Dale, and Mary Lou. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage. This union was broken when Dad passed away on November 4, 2010 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California, at the age of 81. Dad went to be with the Lord while his family was reading to him from Psalms 19. Dad was called to the deacon's office in 1943 and then to the ministry in 1960. He was ordained to the office of Elder in 1971. He willingly and joyfully served his Lord in this capacity. Dad was a farmer all of his life. He operated a dairy and ran a bottled milk route in North Carolina. He then moved his family to California in January, 1963. He farmed almonds the rest of his life. He was a charter grower of the Salida Hulling Assoc. and served as a director on the board for many years. In his last years, he enjoyed gardening, sharing the fruits of his labors with many friends and neighbors. Dad is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Annie, three children; Arthur (Annette), Dale (Marcia), Mary Lou (Mark), all of Modesto;eight grandsons, and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Leslie and Lloyd, one sister , Ruby Jamison, all of Modesto and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry, his parents, and one sister-in-law, Ruth Bowman. Remembrances may be sent to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2001 Euclid Avenue, Hughson, CA 95326-9183
Lillian ( Lilley ) Kilian, age 84, of Danbury passed away at her home with her family by her side. She is the wife of the late Alexander J. Kilian. Lillian is survived by her sons Earl Wilcox, Sr. and his wife Susan and Michael Raymunt and his wife Eleanor all of Danbury, her daughters Gloria Lynch of Danbury and Shirley Foster and her husband James of Schroon Lake, NY, foster child Donna Loehr of Roundrock, TX, 14 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Susan Kilian and son Alexander J. Kilian, Jr. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main St., Danbury on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held at St. Peter Cemetery section 19 on Friday at 11 a.m. Contributions in Lillian's memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT 405 Main St., Danbury 06810.
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Louis J. Biro of Sherman, died at Candlewood Valley Rehabilitation Center on November 5. He was born in Fairfield Ct, the son of Charles and Esther Biro. Mr. Biro graduated from Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield, Ct. During World War II, he was a 2nd Lieutenant pilot in the Air Force and was stationed in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Biro graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He was a licensed Professional Engineer who worked most of his life in the aeronautical and aerospace fields, including the design of the Saturn 5 space capsule. Mr. Biro was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He also designed and built the couple's home on Lake Candlewood. Mr. Biro is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Schoenagel Biro; his children Carol Corbett of New Milford, Kathy Baumgardner of Lynn, NY, Larry and Laura Biro of Oakham, Ma; grandchildren Jonathan and Keith Corbett, Jason Baumgardner, and Andrew and Kathryn Biro; and sister Elizabeth Smith of Bridgeport. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Charles and Alexander Biro. Gravesite service will be at Colburn Cemetery in Sherman on Wednesday November 10th, 2010 at 10 am. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford.
Louis R. Nardi 1932-2010 At rest on November 4, at the age of 78, surrounded by his wife and sister. Predeceased by his parents Umberto & Ida Nardi and by his father-in-law Eugene Camozzi. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Nancy; by his beloved sister Rosaleen Nardi; his mother-in-law Norma Camozzi; brother-in-law George Camozzi; Aunt Grace Sheer; & numerous cousins and friends. Louis was a proud US, veteran and Artillery Captain. He loved the arts and drama and was a proud member of Actors Equity. He was a Musical Theater Director, Choreographer, & Teacher at the High School, Community College, & University levels. Louis served as the Performing Arts Division Chair and Chair of Drama, Music, Dance, Broadcasting, & Fine Arts at San Joaquin Delta College. He was the Artistic Director for the Sacramento Guild for Performing Arts, Stockton Civic Theatre & Big Valley Music Theatre. He was honored to serve as guest Director-Choreographer for the Nevada Opera Theater, Las Vegas; the Western Stage, Salinas; & the Eugene Festival of Musical Theatre, Eugene, Oregon. He authored several musical revues and instructional books for the stage. A true gentleman to all who knew him. Friends are invited to the visitation Tuesday after 3:30PM and the Vigil service also on Tuesday at 7:00PM, all at the chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St., S.F. The funeral procession will begin Wednesday at 10:15AM from Valente Marini Perata & Co., thence to Sts. Peter and Paul church, 666 Filbert St. S.F, where an 11:00AM funeral mass will be celebrated. Memorial contributions can be made in Lous name to the Salesian Boys & Girls Club (680 Filbert St. S.F, 94133).
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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.
Loyal O "Buddy" Welch 1939 - 2010 Loyal O "Buddy" Welch was born on April 24, 1939 in McFarland, California to Loyal and Verna Welch. He passed away at San Joaquin Hospital on November 6, 2010 after a lengthy illness. Buddy is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Welch of 25 years; his daughters, Michelle Bics of Bakersfield, Renee (Tom) Hancox of Okenogan WA; his grandchildren, Nicole Bics, Travis Durant, Julie Hancox, and Craig Hancox; great grandchildren, Thomas Hancox and Abigail Hancox. He is also survived by his sisters, Billie Jean Linnebach and Barbara (John) Gardiner and many loving nieces and nephews. Buddy was preceded by his parents and older brother Carroll Welch. Buddy attended high schools in Tulare and McFarland. He graduated in 1956 from McFarland High School where he was active in football and president of FFA. He was a State Farmer, and Eagle Scout. He loved sky diving, hunting, fishing and barbequing. He co-owned Circle Four Gunite, building pools until forced to retire because of ill health. Even so he continued with many hobbies, inventor of fishing beepers, creating and welding artistic plant containers, and tending his many Koi in the pond he designed and built years ago. Evelyn would especially like to acknowledge Mon Arguelles, his nurse and friend who assisted in his home hospital care. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary with Minister David Prentice officiating Christ of Christ. His ashes will be scattered at Sea off the coast of Cambria.
DeHovitz, Lynda Ann Watterson July 3, 1959 - October 27, 2010 Lynda passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Santa Monica at the age of 51. She is survived by her sons Kyle, Jacob and Zachary DeHovitz. Beloved daughter of Jerry and his wife Sybil Watterson. Preceded in death by her mother Shirley Watterson. Will be deeply missed by her brothers and sister-n-laws, Jeff and Kathy Watterson, Steve and Sheri Watterson, along with her niece Janelle, nephews Ryan, Scott and Shane. Services were held at Eternal Valley Memorial in Santa Clarita on November 1, 2010. Donations in her memory can be made at http://events.autismspeaks.org/tributes/lyndadehovitz
MARTIN, Raymond G. Of Denver, CO, formerly of Santa Barbara, CA passed away on November 2, 2010 in Denver. Raymond was born on December 27, 1924 to Earnest Martin and Winifred Goffe Martin in Long Beach, CA. He earned his masters degree in Engineering at USC and went on to work as a civil engineer. He served in WWII in the Army Corps of Engineers. On August 11, 1946 he married Doris Pearson in New York.
Michael Peter Kresich Oct. 2, 1950 ~ Oct. 30, 2010 Michael passed away on October 30, 2010 in Inverness CA, from cancer. He was raised in Berkeley, and lived his entire life in the Bay Area. Michael's last weeks were spent at the home of his life-long friend Kate Munger surrounded by those who loved him. Michael was a devoted father whose first priority was always his daughter Natalia, and his pride in her was a constant. His deep love of music, particularly rock, could be seen in his fine collection of acoustic and electric guitars, and playing and singing with friends was a source of joy for him and his friends throughout his life. A trained chef, he loved preparing food for others. Michael leaves his daughter Natalia Kresich, his sister Joan Kresich, brother-in-law Bob Newhall, nephews Luke Newhall, Mark Icanberry (Betty), great-nephew David Icanberry, friends Kate Munger, Kristiina Middleton Bailey and family, Phil Morton, Stephan Avanozian, and many others. A memorial service will be held on Sunday Dec. 5th from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley at 1 Lawson Rd. in Kensington. Donations in Michael's name may be sent to Petaluma Hospice, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, CA 94952, or Threshold Choir, Box 173, Inverness, CA 94937.
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MORREALE, Antoinette LaPorte Passed away in Santa Barbara, Calif on 11-03-10. She was born on 11-02-16 in Utica, New York. She is survived by her daughters: Rosemary Pelli (Ray) and Annette Paladino, her grandchildren: Michelle Radeke (Mark), Lisa Pelli and Gina Bloomingdale (Matthew), and her great grandchildren: Antonia and Daniel Radeke and Dillon and Madison Bloomingdale.
MR. DONALD LEE SAMPEER Age 74, died at Hospice of the Valley in Surprise, Arizona, on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Born March 31, 1936, in Owosso, Michigan. His family moved to Battle Creek, MI, when he was five. Don attended the Verona School and graduated Battle Creek Central High School in 1954. He worked for Grand Trunk Railroad for one year as a Diesel Apprentice. Enlisting in the
Madeline Louise Amendola, of Ridge-field, died at Danbury Hospital, on Sunday morning, November 7, 2010. Born the oldest of six children, in New York on April 26, 1926, to Charles and Madeline Gordon, Madeline was 84 years old. Her husband of 60 years, Frank D. Amendola, was by her side. During World War II, Madeline attended two years of college, and was employed by The Ford Instrument Company, where she worked developing classified photographs. She was married to Frank, the love of her life, on May 28, 1950. A resident of Scarsdale, New York for many years, "Maddy", as known by her friends, enjoyed singing and acting in the local women's clubs and dinner theatres. A member of the Actors Equity, some of her roles included, Annie Sullivan in the Miracle Worker, Mama Rose in Gypsy, and Parthy Anne Hawks from Show Boat. After moving to Ridgefield, in 1986, Madeline became very active with Community Bible Study, a non-denominational Bible Study. She served for many years in a leadership position, mentoring and caring for women in the community. A strong woman of Christian faith, and a former member of Hope Church in Wilton, she exhibited a steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ. Through many years of physical suffering, she will be remembered most by her joyful spirit amidst challenging circumstances. Besides her husband Frank, and two siblings, Madeline is survived by her two sons and a daughter. Frank Amendola and wife Karen of Ridgefield, Connecticut, Steven Amendola and wife Meredith of Easton, Pennsylvania, and Elena Gregory and husband Michael of Somers, New York. Madeline is also survived by seven granddaughters, two grandsons, and one great granddaughter who where all so very precious to her. Funeral services will take place on Thursday at 10a.m. in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Ridgefield. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4PM to 8PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in her honor, be made to Campus Crusade for Christ or Community Bible Study.
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Gordon John Mamer, 80 ESCONDIDO -- Gordon John Mamer passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, November 4, 2010 at home in Escondido, following .....
Passed away after a three year hard fought battle with breast cancer. Marcia was a Santa Rosa native but enjoyed her life in Sonoma. As a lifelong bartender and caterer, she probably poured your drink or taught the person who poured. Renowned for her hot crab dip and banana nut bread, she is now on a jet ski in heaven. Her greatest joy was bringing happiness to others, be it a meal, a smile, yard work or a good laugh. Marcia's parents were Edward Connor formerly with the Exchange Bank and Anne M. Connor, author of numerous Sonoma County historical books. She is survived by her brothers Edward Connor of Ormond Beach, Florida, Bill Connor of Forest Hill, sister Elsa Walker of Santa Rosa; cousin Charlotte Freed of Santa Rosa; and so many devoted friends and family who gave her much joy and comfort. She was a fabulous great auntie know as Aunt Aunt Marcia. A celebration in her honor will be held at Little Switzerland Restaurant, 19080 Riverside Dr, Sonoma on November 14, 2010 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring a photo or story.
Margaret passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Nov. 3, in Fairfield. She was born on April 7, 1934 in Oxford, England to William Wells and Lily Woodley Wells., Margaret had many loves and passions. An avid A's fan, she enjoyed music, playing bingo, watching hummingbirds, "The Price Is Right," anything British and of course "Teas" with friends., She was a longtime member of the British American Wives Club and the Chatter Box Club., Margaret was instrumental in running her family's businesses, Fairfield and Vacaville Camera Centres, during the 70's and 80's., Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Thomas Stenson, numerous family members and friends and many pets over the years., Her survivors include sons, Mark, Craig and Mitchell (Debbie Rogers); grandchildren, Andrea (fiance, Robert Murphy), Alex and Tamara Jean (Jamie Medlin); great-grandchildren, Jace and Taegan; daughters-in-law, Robin and Darla; cousin, Karen (Colin Edwards). She is also survived by numerous extended relatives in England., Margaret will be dearly missed by all us. May she rest peacefully in Heaven., Services for Margaret Jean Stenson will be private. She will be laid to rest at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery with her husband., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233.,
FRESQUEZ, Maria Dolores Born January 14, 1936 in Socorro, TX, was called by Our Lord on November 3, 2010 after a mercifully brief battle with cancer, to join her parents, Juan Angel Fresquez and Manuela Cortez Fresquez and her brother-in-law, Jose Luis Enciso in heaven. Maria was brought up on the family farm in Socorro, TX, graduated from Ysleta High School, and attended Texas Western College at El Paso, where she met Louis Howard Keeler, her husband of 20 years. They moved to Los Angeles CA and raised their two children there. Maria was a caring loving woman who devoted her entire life to caring for others; always putting the needs of her children and grandchildren and others ahead of her own. In life she loved to travel, taking her grandson Brandon with her to spend summers with her daughter and her family in Juneau Alaska; going on cruises with her sisters, ballroom dancing, singing, reading, roses, volunteering at the elementary school and St. Vincent de Paul, and keeping current with politics. Even in death, her caring of others continued with her donation of her corneas so that two others could have the gift of sight. Maria is survived by her daughter Susan Christine Thompson (Gary) of Juneau Alaska, son James Martin Keeler of Blythe, CA, and grandchildren, Lucas Thompson and Brandon Keeler. Maria is also survived by her ten siblings: Estanislao Fresquez (Dominga), Ines Fresquez Enciso, Juan Fresquez (Alicia), Sister Catalina Fresquez CCVI, Luis Fresquez (Cecilia), Vicente Fresquez (Beth), Margarita "Daisy" Zaske (Robert), Monica Mucchetti, Marta Fresquez, Ana Barry (Mike) Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins. A rosary service was held on Friday, November 5, 2010 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word at St Joseph Chapel in San Antonio. The Mass of the Resurrection will be Friday, November 12, at 1030 a.m. at La Purisima Catholic Mission, 321 N. Nevarez, Socorro, TX, with the Rev. Fr. Marcus McFadin presiding. Her ashes will be interred at the Shrine of St Therese in Juneau in a private ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in Maria's memory to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209-6297.
Maria "Alamillo" Villalobos, 92, of Santa Paula, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 at her home. She was a resident of Ventura County for 40 years. She had a passion for gardening, reading her Bible and loved cooking for all her children and grandchildren. The food was always bountiful and she never turned a stranger away., She is preceded in death by her parents, Bonifacio Robles and Ana Alvarado; brothers, Francisco and Roberto Robles; children, Augustin, Manuel, and triplets who passed away shortly after birth., She leaves behind her loving husband of 77 years, Antonio Alamillo Villalobos; children, Otilia (Pablo) Cabral, Antonia (Manuel) Alamillo, Guillermo (Belen) Alamillo, Severo (Herculana) Alamillo, Salvador (Petra) Alamillo, Anita (Cleto) Alamillo, Alajandra Cabral, Elodia (Ramiro) Solis, Ricardo (Petra) Alamillo, Carmen (Antonio) Garnica; brothers, Juan Robles, Jose Robles, Jesus Robles; sisters, Angelina Mendoza, Maria de Jesus Robles; 42 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2670 Alvarado St., Oxnard, in "El Rio." A visitation will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 at Skillin-Carroll Chapel, 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula, followed with burial at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery at 1:30 p.m., Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 525-3391.
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.,
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Marie Lerner died Nov. 7, 2010 at home with family., She was born Aug. 14, 1926 in San Francisco and was one of nine children of the Cresci family. After a whirlwind courtship in 1952, she married the love of her life, Robert Lerner, in San Francisco. Soon after they married they traveled to Lafayette, Ind., where Robert continued his education., While in Indiana they had the first of their three children, Rachael. In 1953 they moved with their newborn daughter to Oxnard. Three years later in 1956 their son Thomas was born. In 1960 they moved to Ojai and a year later they welcomed their daughter Julie. In 1964 they moved to their current home in Ventura., Marie was devoted to her family and showed her love by making them gourmet meals. She enjoyed reading and trying new recipes then sharing and discussing them. She embraced her husband's history and culture with enthusiasm by learning to make all his favorite dishes., In addition to cooking, she was an avid reader and looked forward to receiving issues of the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. She was very cosmopolitan, relishing her trips back to San Francisco, Hawaii and to New York, and even Rome where she could use the Italian she grew up speaking with her family. Later in life, she looked forward to regular walks along the Ventura Promenade with her husband. She loved the ocean. She enjoyed teaching her children and grandchildren the simple appreciation of flowers, plants, oc sunsets over the ocean and wonderful family meals. Marie loved her husband's artwork and often was an inspiration for his drawings and paintings., Anyone that knew her could definitely say that she had a gift for conversation, making every person she spoke with feel special., Marie is survived by her husband, Robert; their children, and grandchildren, John, Rachael, Leah and Loren Libolt of Oceanside; Thomas, Maureen, Andrew, Joseph, and Marion Lerner of Virginia; Julie, O.D, Dustin, and Sandy of New Mexico; and her brother, Dominic, and sisters, Rose, Lena , and Anna Marie., The sunset memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Poinsettia Pavilion located at 3451 Foothill Road in Ventura.
We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved husband, brother, father, uncle, nino, cousin, friend and "Grandpa." Mario V. Villarreal was born on June 2, 1946 in Texas. He was called to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2010., Mario enjoyed spending time with his wife Helen, family and dog "Dusty." Mario's favorite pastimes included hiking, camping, fishing, listening to music, spending time with his family and especially playing music with his brother Joe. Mario was a very happy person, he loved joking around and making everyone laugh. He will truly be missed by all who loved him so very much., Mario is survived by his loving wife, Helen Villarreal; daughter, Michelle Villarreal; stepdaughters, Teresa Nations, Pamela Weissman; stepsons, Mark Nations, Dean Nations; brothers, Joe Villarreal, Fernando Villarreal; sisters, Lydia Villarreal, Santos Villarreal, Gloria Portillo (husband Oscar), Ester Diaz (husband Tony); and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, godchildren, and friends., A memorial Rosary service was held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7. Compliments of: Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard, CA 93030. We thank you for your great compassion and kindness., "Safely Home", I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light., All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever. Safely home in Heaven at last., Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! But Jesus' love illumined Every dark and fear glade., And He came Himself to meet me in that way so hard to tread; And with Jesus' arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread?, Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth's shadows, Pray to trust our Father's Will., There is work still waiting for you. So you must not idly stand; Do it now, while life remained, you should rest in Jesus' land., When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come!
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Mary Karren Bramer 60, of Marysville passed away November 6, 2010. She was born in Modesto on January 5, 1950 and was a Yuba-Sutter resident for 59 years. Mary was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marysville. Mary is survived by her husband; Ben Bramer II of Marysville; sons; Ben J. Bramer III (Jennifer) of Marysville and Rory E. Bramer (Madeline) of Yuba City; brother; Douglas E. Dick of Marysville and six grandchildren; Ashley Bramer, Evan Bramer, Pryce Bramer, Gage Bramer, Owen Bramer, and Jacob Bramer. A Rosary will be recited at 7 pm on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 pm on Friday, November 12, 2010 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Marysville with Father Godwin Xavier officiating. Visitation will from 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 11, 2010 until the Rosary begins at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. Burial will be held at Sierra View Memorial Park, Olivehurst. Memorials/Contributions may be made to Sutter North Hospice, 400 Plumas St., Yuba City, CA 95991 or to the . Send Condolences
MARY KENNEDY, 87, of Santa Maria, passed away November 7, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
Mason, Mary S. Born in Waterloo Iowa, on Nov. 20, 1926; died of emphysema at home in Palos Verdes on Nov. 7, 2010. Survived by: husband, John L.; brother, Harry H. Schulte Jr.; brother-in-law, David L. Douglas; children, Andy (Susan), Peter (Roberta), Mary Anne, and John E. (Mary V.); nieces, Margaret Correll (Bill) and Julie Satterlee (Rick); nephews, Rob Gira, Michael Gira (Siobhan), and Dan Gira (Victoria); five grandchildren, Shane, Claire, Lauren, Patrick, and Margaret; eight grand-nieces and grand-nephews; Shane's mother, Carole Duncan, and sister, Shannon Rakestraw (Brandon). Mary's family moved to Southern California from Iowa in the 1930s. Mary attended Elliott Junior High School, Pasadena City College, and Scripps College, where she received a BA degree in History of Art in 1949. Early jobs were at JPL, UCLA, and Garrett Corp. She did graduate work in math at UCLA, and later continued her studies at USC, where she received an MS in Computer Science in 1976. She worked as a computer programmer at Xerox Corp. from 1979 until her retirement in 1992. Mary was noted for her friendliness and good nature; for her devotion to music, reading, bridge, baseball, and crossword puzzles; and for skills as varied as sculpture and skiing. The family thanks Mary's devoted home caregivers, Joy and May, and also thanks the attentive Torrance Memorial Hospice staff. Per Mary's wishes, there will be no funeral.
Mary Terese Hill, age 64, of Thousand Oaks, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 after a brief illness., Mary was born on January 12, 1946 in Sherman Oaks and has been a Ventura county resident for the past 4 years after moving here from Long Beach. She was a dedicated and loving homemaker., Mary is survived by her sons: Christopher, Brandon and Aric, and sadly leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Ashlie, Brittanie, Alexis, Brandon Jr., Maxine, Jordan, Tyler, Cameron, Mariah and Connor., A viewing will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 5 - 7 p.m. with a vigil being said at 7 p.m., all at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Thousand Oaks. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m., at St. Pascahl Baylon Catholic Church, Thousand Oaks. A burial will follow the Mass at Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village. Arrangements were made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Thousand Oaks. (805) 230-2800.
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, www.mccunchapel.com.,
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MIGUEL 'MIKE D' FERNANDEZ JUN 14, 1985 - NOV 03, 2010 Michael Fernandez passed away on Nov 3, 2010. He was born & raised in Modesto. He was his dad's pipe welder for 7 years. He enjoyed welding & skate boarding. He is survived by his father & Stepmother Mike & Teresa Fernandez of Ceres; son, Michael Jacob Fernandez; brother, Michael Abel Fernandez; sisters Jenny, Sonja, Angie, Marissa & Mariah Fernandez. A mass will be held on Tuesday Nov. 9th at Sacred Heart Church, 1200 Lyons St. Turlock.@ 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Ceres Cemetery. 'I will miss you Mijo, My Wing Man. Love, Your Pal' www.modbee.com/obituaries
Mike Moulton of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, October 25, 2010. During the last couple of days he was surrounded at his bedside by many family members and friends as he fought for his life. He was born July 17, 1975 in Bakersfield, Calif. Mike attended high school in Tehachapi, Calif., Bakersfield Junior College and California State San Bernardino. Mike "Lava" Moulton was a passionate golfer, in particular the sport of long drive. He was a long drive professional who did exhibitions for corporate, junior golf and charity events worldwide. Mike was a gentle soul, wonderful son, father and friend who will be missed by all he touched. Mike is survived by his beloved daughter, Ashlee; and loving parents, Don and Kathy Moulton; and extended family members. He is also survived by his fellow long drive professionals, his many friends from golf and all walks of life. A Memorial Service celebrating his life is scheduled for 11:00 AM on November 11, 2010 at Water of Life Community Church, 7625 East Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336. Donations made payable to LDA Charities, Inc. (Mark memo for Moulton Family Fund) and mail to 600 Henrietta Creek Road, Suite 200, Roanoke, TX 76262.
Mildred Miller-Boone 1924 - 2010 Mildred Miller-Boone, age 86, passed away in her sleep October 14th, 2010, in her son and daughter-in-law's home in Riverside, CA, Michael Allen and Jeanette Scholl. Her only grandchild, Sommer Renee Scholl, 24, is attending Arizona Nursing School and will graduate in August 2011 to become an RN. Sommer's golfing prowess was the light of her Gramma's life. Mildred's daughter, Susan Diane Scholl/Beason had previously passed away. There will be a special Memorial Service to celebrate Mildred's life as Mom, Gramma, favorite Aunt, good friend, and co-worker of employees of Boone's Wholesale. Memorial will be held at 11:00 am, November 13th (Saturday), Central Valley Assembly of God Church, 1712 Locust Avenue, Shasta Lake City. Call Liberty Savercool-Savard at 916-698-6060 for any further information. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Milton Crawford Holt, known affectionately as "Chief," passed away November 3, 2010, from natural causes. Born February 21, 1928, in Okemah, OK, to James and Flora Holt, his family moved to Santa Rosa in 1931. Like many of The Greatest Generation, Milt served both his country and his community. He served in the, during, and returned to California to marry his sweetheart Valerie Gonzales on March 27, 1954. Once his military career concluded, Milt followed his father into the dry cleaning business, first in Garberville and then Cloverdale. Milt's community service began in 1959 as a volunteer, in Cloverdale and in 1968 he became the city's first paid Fire Chief. He eventually gave up dry cleaning for full-time fire fighting and remained as Chief until he retired in 1990. Fire Engine 6580, which was put into service in 2000, was dedicated to him. Milt was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved gardening and woodworking. As many can attest to, he made exceptional tomato juice. Milt spent many days relaxing (and gardening) at his cabin at the coast and his vacation home in Weaverville. He was an avid A's fan. Milt lived a very copasetic life and it would take pages to tell "the whole Mary Ann." Suffice to say, he was loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his daughter Lisa and her husband Ron Ackerman; his grandchildren Ryan Ackerman and Reed Ackerman; his sister Marianne Ausseresses and her children (Tony, Alex, Collette, and Annette); his special friend Ruth Porter; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Val and his sons Mike and Dan. A celebration of Milt's life will be held Saturday, November 13, 2010, at the Cloverdale Veteran's Building from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cloverdale Fire Department.
Pokrassa, Mitchell Adam 11/09/1952 - 03/11/2009 Still loved, still missed
Mollie Corrente, 94 of Ventura passed away peacefully at the home of her son David, on Thursday, November 4, 2010., She was born April 7, 1916 in Johnston, R.I., to Nicola and Margarite Parisi and had been a resident of Ventura for 61 years, having owned Elliot's Unfinished Furniture with her husband Tom Corrente, who preceded her in death in 1994., Mollie is survived by her son David and his wife Chris; two granddaughters, Denise Mitchell and her husband Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Jennifer Coletti and her husband Steve Coletti; nine great-grandchildren, Amanda Mitchell, Jacob Mitchell, Natalie Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Sarah Mitchell, Emily Mitchell, Lauren Dalmatoff, Anthony Coletti and Joey Coletti., The family invites you to her graveside service at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura, CA, on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association- Hospice or the charity of your choice., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Please join us in celebrating Mollie's life by visiting www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com to view her slideshow and share fond memories.
SHALTIEL, NATALIE San Diego August 5, 1925 to Nov. 6, 2010 Am Israel 619-583-8850
August 8, 1933 - November 6, 2010 Norman R. Vierra was born to the late Al and Elva (Adams) Putnam in San Diego, California and he passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California at the age of 77. Norman loved traveling around our beautiful America and he also visited most of the world. He loved playing golf and the new friends he met. Norman loved his family, they were his first love. His family will miss him more than he can ever imagine. Norman married the love of his life June Vierra on August 2, 1969 and this union brought together a blended family of seven. Norman was preceded in death by his loving son Michael Butler. Norman is survived by his loving wife Mrs. June Vierra, his children: Joe Vierra (Jeri), Danelle Williams Vierra (Richard), Jean Vierra, Tim Vierra, Tony Butler and Patrick Butler (Dawn). Also surviving are his grandchildren: Wayne Butler (Sabrina), Sabrina Butler (Jermia), Brian Butler, Keith Butler, Nathan Williams, Mark Butler, Eric Butler, Michelle Butler, Dana Williams, Taylor Butler, Christine Smith and his great-grandchildren: Kevin, Dysten, Aaron, Kara, Michael, Jason, Maddy, Aiden and Eli. A public visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced. The funeral service will start at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 12, 2010 also in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Home with burial to follow at the Merced District Cemetery in Merced, California. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the in Norman's Name. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 901 West Main Street in Merced, California or you may contact us at 1-209-722-6201.
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NATALIE M. MATTOS DEC 1, 1916 - NOV 5, 2010 Age 93 of Gustine, passed away Friday at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Turlock. Ms. Mattos was a native of Terceira, Azores and a resident of Gustine for 86 years she spent the last 4 years at Turlock Nursing & Rehab. She was a co-owner of a Walnut Ranch along with her brother. She was a parishioner of the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles in Gustine and a member of the YLI (Young Ladies Institute) and the PFSA former UPPEC Portuguese Fraternal Organization. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Ms. Mattos is survived by her brother, Anthony Mattos and wife Genevieve of Gustine. She was preceded in death by her parents Antonio and Adelaide Mattos. A visitation will be held from 9:00 - 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 10th followed by a Rosary/Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles in Gustine. Interment to follow at Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to: Our Lady of Miracles Educational Center, 370 Linden Ave, Gustine, CA 95322. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Gustine.
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, www.bryanbraker.com.,
Neil Bryce Bemis 80, of Yuba City, CA passed away November 6, 2010 at Rideout Hospital. Born April 3, 1930 in Marshall, MI, Neil was a Yuba Sutter area resident since 1997. He was a meat cutter for the Felpausch Food Center. He was a former board member and member of the Tekonsha Baptist Church in the 1970's and the East Eckford Church in the 1990's. He served as Burlington Village Michigan Clerk in 1960. He also served in the Air National Guard for 21 months. Survivors include wife, Anita M. Bemis of Yuba City; sons: Harold L. Bemis of Cleveland, OH and Timothy M. Bemis of Griffith, IN; daughters: Norma Bemis of Battle Creek, MI and Dawn Mathieson (Brett) of Yuba City, CA; grandchildren: Beth R. Mc Neeley, Jennifer Wendt, Jorge Zapata; great - grandchildren: Kylie Endsley, Mason Endsley and Hayden Mc Neeley. He was preceded in death by six sisters. Services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Cooper Avenue Baptist Church, 804 Cooper Ave., Yuba City, CA with Pastor David Turner officiating. Visitation will be at 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Tuesday at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Tekonsha, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Sutter North Hospice, 400 Plumas St., Yuba City, CA 95991. Funeral Services are under the direction of Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Directors. Send Condolences at
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Nena Bieda, 70, of Galt, died Nov. 5. She was born April 30, 1940 in Cebu, Philippines.
Noreen Shana Shapiro Passed away in her sleep in the company of family on November 2 at 9:00 AM. She is now with her husband Phil. Shana is survived by her sons, Ken (Trisha) and Steve ( Regina) five grandchildren - David (Teri), Laurel, Matthew, Danny and Johnny), and great-granddaughter (Peyton). Shana grew up in San Francisco and was a Giants fan to the end. She was a charming, loving person who was at her very best when in the company of her family and friends . She traveled extensively, loved to cook and entertain. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday November 9 at 10:00 AM at Temple Emanuel, 1010 University Avenue, San Jose, CA.
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ALLEN-EAST -- Michael Joseph Allen-East, 22, of Del Rey died Oct. 28. He was a lance corporal and infantry machine gunner for the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home. Graveside: 10 a.m. Friday, Sanger Cemetery. Remembrances: Toys for Tots, 5315 E. Casino Ave., Fresno, CA 93727.
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Sandra Joy Vasseur Services are pending for Sandra Vasseur, who died Nov. 3. She was 26. She enjoyed nature and animals, family said, and had a "witty sense of humor and .
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Harvey Eugene "Gene" Rehrer, a decorated World War II pilot who was a longtime California Railroad Museum volunteer, died Oct. 28 of dementia complications, his family said. He was 93. Justin Taylan Harvey Eugene "Gene" Rehrer, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, was presented in 2006 with fragments of his P-39 plane by New York author Justin Taylan, pictured with a machine gun recovered from the plane, which the Japanese shot down during World War II.
OMAR SANTOS, 9 Months, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 4, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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PONKO, Elizabeth "Liz" Of Santa Barbara passed away suddenly at the age of 60 of a of a chest hemorrhage on Sunday, November 1, 2010. Elizabeth "Betsy" Ponko was born to Edward and Dorothy Schulze in Paterson, NJ. When she was two years old, they moved to Muskegon, Michigan where Ed became a vice president of Sealed Power, an automotive parts company. Her mother, Dorothy, was a surgical nurse.
Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
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Paul Candelaria 83 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from a brief battle of stomach cancer., Dad was born in Saugus, CA on January 19, 1927. He spent his childhood in Cornville, Arizona and spent the next 67 years in Ventura County. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II in the 32nd Infantry Regiment., He was employed by the City of Oxnard Water Department for 38 years, during his career he was awarded Employee of the Year in 1982 and won an award in kinks and gadgets competition in 1962 from American Water Works Association. In 1950, Dad fell in love with his "Lady Bug" Consuelo Perez and they were preparing to celebrate their 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2010. Dad was well known by most neighborhood kids as "Uncle Paul"., He had a passion for restoring classic cars, traveling to the casinos and helping others. Paul was known for his ability to fix and repair broken parts, he was very creative., Dad preceded in death by his parents, Jose Miguel and Antonia Candelaria; sisters Sally Granados, Gloria Villegas, Emily Estrada; son Ray Candelaria and great-grandson Ahmari Kingston. Dad is survived by his wife Consuelo Candelaria, daughters Becky (Raul) Gomez, Lucy (Melesio) Chavez; sons Mike (Retta Humphrey) Candelaria and Louie (Gloria) Candelaria, nephew Joe (Susan) Perez; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He will also be deeply missed by his girls, Baby and Coco. Viewing will be held Wednesday November 10, 2010 from 2 - 8 p.m.;, Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeraria Del Angel, 401 W. Channel Islands Blvd, Oxnard CA. Burial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday November 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. At Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Oxnard. Burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemeteries in Oxnard. The family would like to thank Sister Maria from Sisters Servants of Mary; Caretaker Ivan Mendez and the staff that provided care for him at St. Johns Hospital.
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Paula Segelman Falk Paula Segelman Falk of San Francisco passed away Sunday, November 7 at age 75. Paula was born in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood on August 20, 1935. She attended Boston U, first in Nursing, then graduating with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Her natural talent with children enabled her to be a gifted first grade teacher at the same school she'd attended as a child. Paula was happily married for 22 years to the late Lee Falk, Jr. Their gentle relationship was a model of love and integrity. Paula and Lee "adopted" a senior from the Jewish Home for the Aged and took her on outings. Paula worked for 18 years at Hebrew Free Loan Assn and was committed to their mission, lending earnest people a boost toward independence. She herself supported the American Diabetes Assn, the Cntr for Science in the Public Interest, KQED and Congregation Beth Sholom. Paula appreciated the fine treatment she received at UCSF Ophthalmology and supported their blindness prevention charity, That Man May See. Paula was known for being caring and dependable; she loved to help others was creative and resourceful by nature. She unified people, happily retained a Bostonian identity and kept bubbles on hand -- just in case. Paula is preceded in death by beloved parents Max Segelman and Bessie Baker, mother-and father-in-law Dorothy and Leopold Falk and brother-in-law Kurt Gronowski, as well as by Daniel & Fayge, Marianne & Norman, Hans & Libby and Erna. Paula is survived by loving family: daughter Dana; sister-in-law Barbara Gronowski; nephew David Gronowski and wife Karen with Alex and Carolyn; nephew Stephen Gronowski and wife Katy with Madeline and Caitlin; cousin Karin Ayok-Loewenberg and husband Joseph with Ashol and Aluel. She will be missed by the many friends who were as loyal to her as she was to them. Memorial will be 1:30pm Friday, November 12 at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero Street, S.F., 94115. Interment at Home of Peace in Colma and buffet reception at family home to follow service. Info: Dana (253) 468-4998. In lieu of flowers, consider donation to That Man May See, 10 Koret Way, Box 0352, S.F., CA 94143., .shtml
Pete M. Galvan 1941 - 2010 Pete M. Galvan, beloved husband of Lupita C. Galvan, brother, father, and grandfather, passed away on Thursday evening, November 4, 2010, after a brave fight with a brief illness while living in Bakersfield, CA. He was born August 26, 1941, in Mesa, AZ. He served four years in the United States Air Force, was honorably discharged in 1967, and moved to Bakersfield from Nogales, AZ, in 1984. He enjoyed a successful 46-year career in produce; loved golf, gardening, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and traveling with friends and family. Pete is survived by his loving wife and family, which includes his 5 children; 18 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Greenlawn Mortuary
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PETRA ANGEL DUENAS DEC 5, 1930 - NOV 6, 2010 Petra Angel Duenas passed away November 6, 2010, at Doctors Hospital of Modesto at the age of 79. Petra was born December 5, 1930 in Mexico; she lived in Manteca for 50 years. Petra was preceded in death by her husband the late Felipe Duenas (February 1998). She is survived by her daughter, Rosie Perez of Manteca, daughter, Rudy Flores of Chico, son, Mario Duenas of Manteca, son, Peter Duenas and his wife Cindy of Modesto and daughter Rosario Duenas Hunter and her Husband Al of Ripon. Petra is also survived by 5 grand- children and the late Rudy Perez; and 5 great grandchilren and the Late Richie Perez Jr. She is also survived by her sister Dolores Duenas of El Centro, CA and her brother the late Anselmo Duenas. Petra was a homemaker; she had also worked for over 30 years at Eckert Cold Storage in Manteca. She was amember of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Manteca. She enjoyed cooking, embroidery and spending time with her family. She loved watching baseball and various game shows on TV. Petra's visitation will be Thursday November 11th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca, CA, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 PM at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 10:30 AM @ St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 505 E. North Street, Manteca. Burial will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, 17871 S. Carrolton Road, Escalon. In honor of Petra's memory, donations may be sent to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Ste. 1010, Rockville, MD 20852. Arrangements are under the direction of P.L. FRY & SON FUNERAL HOME, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. An online guestbook is available at
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WILLIAMSON, RICHARD "DICK" Jan. 28, 1932 to Nov. 2, 2010 Dick Williamson was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1932. After graduating high school, Dick joined the, and was sent to the Great Lakes Training Center. It was shortly after joining that he became ill with severe polio. Possibly facing the rest of his life in an iron lung, he used every bit of his emotional strength to fight back. Two years later, he was discharged from the Navy, walked out of the hospital and drove to Los Angeles, California, where he met the love of his life, Mary D. Hill. After some persistence on his part, Mary agreed to become his wife. Dick began his new career as a Radio Disc Jockey, which brought him back to Chicago. It wasn't long until he became the "Voice of Chicago" at W.C.F.L. and W.I.N.D. Radio Stations. He hosted live concerts for bands that included the Mamas & the Papas, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Nat King Cole. After leaving radio, he and Mary began their journeys with cross country trips in their motor home deep down into Baja California, Mexico. Dick is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Steve Williamson; daughter, Linda Williamson and daughter-in-law, Alana Williamson. Services will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary, Poway, CA. Arrangements by Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
May 1920 ~ Oct 2010 Richard "Dick" Uhrhammer, 90, of Ballico, passed away at Doctors Medical Center on Saturday. He was born to Otto and Alma Uhrhammer in Mountain View, California. Richard graduated from Mt. View High School and got his accounting degree at San Jose State, where he was a star basketball player. After graduating from Kings' Point Merchant Marine Academy, he became an officer and served on oil tankers during World War II. Richard married Lura Beth Magneson and after the war they moved to Ballico, where they spent the rest of their lives farming. They raised three children and farmed sweet potatoes, almonds and walnuts. Richard was an active member of the community. He was a founding member of both the Delhi-Ballico Lions' Club and The Northern Merced Hulling Association; a Silver Life Master Bridge player, and an avid tennis player. Richard also served on the Ballico Recreation Dept., was a softball coach, volunteer fireman, and active supporter of the Boy Scouts. He regularly played golf until a few months ago, and in years past played softball with the Ballico Green Hornets. He loved to play "Scrabble" with his children, read, and work crossword puzzles. He also travelled the world, visiting nearly 100 countries. Richard is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Lura Beth Uhrhammer. He is survived by his three children: Dr. Robert (Joan) Uhrhammer of Albany, CA, Susan (Douglas) Brower of Folsom, CA, and Peggy (Mike) Gibson of Fair Oaks, CA, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and his dear companion and bridge partner, Faye Salmon. A Funeral Service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Wednesday, November 10th, 1:00pm with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Memories and condolences are welcome at www.allenmortuary.com. Memorial contributions are suggested for the Uhrhammer Scholarship Fund, c/o Livingston Lions' Club, 1048 Main St., Livingston, CA 95334.
Age 82, of Northridge, California passed away on November 2, 2010. He was born to a farming family in Quitaque, Texas on January 7, 1928. They moved from Texas, Colorado, Oregon and settled in California in the early forties.He graduated from
Richard Warren Graham Of Mill Valley passed away on November 1, 2010, at the age of 80. Born in Iowa City, Iowa, on August 22, 1930, he obtained his A.B. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Stanford School of Law. He practiced law in San Francisco for many years as a member and senior partner of Koster, Kohlmeier & Graham and as General Counsel, International Division of Foremost-McKesson, specializing in domestic and foreign investments and transactions. He was admitted to the bars of the State of California and the United States Supreme Court. Richard was the author of several published articles. He performed technical writing as the Law Editor for Commerce Clearing House, and was a member of the American Arbitration Association and other panels. His teaching career encompassed the Antilles School in the U. S. Virgin Islands, and as a faculty member of the San Francisco Law School and a lecturer at the European University of America. His military service was spent as a Counter-Intelligence Agent, serving with the U.S. Army C.I.C. in Stuttgart, Germany, after college. Richard was a man who pursued many interests, living life on his terms. He immersed himself in subjects of interest such as navigation, calculus, music and the French and Spanish languages. Richard liked being outdoors, whether it was playing tennis, hiking, or pursuing his passion for sailing and boating. Richard loved the sea and skippered a C&C 36-foot sloop on a two-year circumnavigation of the Caribbean. He traveled much of the world and lived for years in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is survived by his three children, Elizabeth, Thomas, and John, five grandchildren, and his brother Stephen. A celebration of his life will be held on November 13 from 2:00-5:00 PM at Left Bank, a brasserie in the Blue Rock Inn, in Larkspur. Directions can be found at www.leftbank.com. For other information, contact LibbyS76@gmail.com.
SCHNELL, ROBERT Robert Schnell "Bob" died peacefully in his sleep November 4, 2010, at the age of 71, at Palomar Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Bob was born May 16, 1939, in Missouri, but from the age of five, he called San Diego and Escondido home. Bob began his educational career as a teacher for the Escondido Union School District, moving into the position of school psychologist before retiring at the age of 59. After retiring, he was able to enjoy traveling, and time at home with his wife Nancy. He could also be found on the courts enjoying his passion for tennis several days a week. His recent diagnosis of cancer did not deter his optimistic outlook and contagious smile. His heart remained full of love for his family and friends. Bob is survived by his loving wife Nancy, son Craig, daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Scott Childress, granddaughters Carly and Cassidy Childress - "Grandpa's Girls", sisters Ruth Bradley and Betty (Roy) Crawford, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Services will be held Saturday, November 13th, at 11:00 a.m. at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made the Children's Ministry at Mission Hills Church or to the
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MR. RUDY RODRIGUEZ, 82, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 2, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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RANDAL ANTHONY ATCHISON APR 20, 1986 - NOV 3, 2010 Randy, from the day you were born you touched everyone's heart. We will always remember your shy smile and respect for everyone you met. All our love forever, Grandparents Marsha Litton, Benny Schallberger Aunts and Uncles, Marlynn & Tom Keefe, Mark & Denise Schallberger, Randal (Darwin) Dodd
Randall J. Miller, 39, of Redding died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
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Norma Dean Randle Resident of Oakland, CA Norma Dean Randle (75), passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 3, 2010. .....
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REV. BERNER V. SWANSON Native of Youngston Colony, Turlock, CA. Born June 20, 1922 to Otto and Kerstin Swanson. Passed away on November 2, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN. Bud attended Johnson Joint School thru the 8th grade, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1940. After serving the Evangelical Covenant Church as an ordained minister, he retired back to Turlock in 1987. In 2001 Bud moved to Covenant Village of Golden Valley in Minnesota. He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Evald, Madelyn Alvine, Alfred, Frances Calvin & Lillie Nielsen. Bud is survived by loving wife of 57 years, Harriett; children, Kerstin (John) Hilton, Gordy (Anne Vining) Swanson and Karlene (Sheldon) Carbtree; grandchildren, Charissa and Curtis; and sister Vera Anderson of Turlock. Services and interment will be in Minnesota. Memorials to Covenant Village of Golden Valley Benevolent Care Fund, 5800 St. Croix Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN 55422. Arrangements under the direction of Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home, New Hope, MN.
Richard Lockhart was born June 20, 1944 to Una and Richard Lockhart, Sr., in San Diego. He left us all too soon Oct. 29, 2010, he was 66., Richard was a devoted and deeply loved, husband, father, son, cousin and friend. He was employed by Hotline Construction Inc. and loved spending time with family and friends. He also followed and enjoyed any and all sports., Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Una; Aunt Sissy; cousins: Ray and Scott; cherished and close aunts and uncles. He will now be so very missed by his wife, Bettie; sons, Rick and Brian; brother-in-law, Ed; sister-in-law, Judy and family; and his loving cousins, the Nelsons, the Lapworths, the Gettys, the Zenks, Wayne Schneider, and also his many cherished friends and co-workers., Your memory will brighten our hearts forever. Our 49 years together werent enough, but those years were so precious. You were always loving and will be always loved. Xoxo No services are planned at this time, but this special man's life will be celebrated at a later date., In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or a Veteran's organization of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr., Ventura. Phone 642-8134. Please visit our website at www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com to leave loving tributes.
Richard Edward Johnston, 59 of Thousand Oaks, passed away on October 29, 2010 at Los Angeles VA Hospital after an extended illness., Richard (Rick) was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 30, 1950. He moved to California in 1956 with his parents and siblings and settled in Orange County. In 1973 after serving in the U.S. Army over in Korea and Hawaii, Rick settled in Ventura County., Rick was a gifted artist; he loved to draw. He had worked for the city of Thousand Oaks for 25 years with most of those years designing and making road and city event signs before retiring in 2006. Rick enjoyed spending his time camping at the beach and in the desert with friends., He is survived by his mother, La Verne Johnston Merriken; brother, Steve Johnston, wife Karen; brother, John Johnston, wife Celeste; and sister, Carolyn J. Christian, husband Drew. Nieces: Jennifer Christian, Brooke Johnston, and Danielle Johnston; Nephews: Allen Osborne III, Reece Johnston, Drew Christian Jr., and Garrett Johnston. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Johnston and sister, Christine J. Osborne., The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Los Robles Regional Hospital and VA hospital for watching over Rick while in their care. Services will be held at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Lindero Canyon Rd. on November 12 at 11:00 am.
Richard F. Grissom, 65, of Cottonwood died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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was born on September 29, 1931, in St. Helens, Oregon to Leroy and Frances Secor. He was one of five children. He passed away on November 6, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Bob married Connie Granberg and they moved to Orick in 1960. He worked in the timber industry, in the woods for Joe Romanini, at the old Cal Pacific mill, at the Arcata Redwood mill, and for 17 years at the National Park staff. Bob catered to your trick or treaters, and was loved for his plentiful gum ball machine. All of the neighbor kids called him "The Candy Man". He was a true bird lover; his bird feeders were always full. He and Connie raised 6 children who went on to give them 20 grand children and 7 great grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Lucille Morris, his brother James Secor, and his oldest grandson Nick Tanno. He is survived by his wife Connie, his children, Ben, Julie Adams (John), Patti Dahn, Betsy Tanno (Tim), Robert, Jr. (Shenny) and Kristine Wagner; his grandchildren, Benjamin, Justin, Cheyenne, and William Secor, Lindsay (Josh) Clarkson, Jesse and Ryan Adams, Erin (Kaipo) Nakata, Tyler and Wendi Dahn, Joe (Crissy) and Timmy Tanno, Bobby III (Owens) Anthony and Ashlee Secor, Betsy, Shelby (Robert Driggs) Kaitlin and Sabrina Lane; and Great-grandchildren, Weston Secor, Violet and Amelia Clarkson, Kanoa Nakata, Joe Tanno, Jr., Kylee Jo Secor and Brooklyn Driggs; his sisters, Muriel (Ted) Thuemler and Mary Ellen Hammond; his nephews, Jimmy, Michael, Patrick, Stephen and Richard Secor. Whew!! The family would like to thank Karen May and Hospice of Humboldt for all their help and support. A special thank you to all of our friends and family who kept us fed during the past stressful month. A private celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held with Rev. Dennis and Jeannie Daisy. "To Weep is to make less the sorrow of grief" Please sign the guest book at
ROBERT RAMIREZ JUN 8, 1923 - NOV 5, 2010 Robert 'Bob' Ramirez was the middle child of Vidal and Mauricia Ramirez of Oakland, Ca. His wife Trinie preceded him in death. Bob was a, Veteran and served in the U.S., . He retired as a truck driver after 30 yrs. of service at which time enjoyed traveling. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and sponsored Marriage Encounter journey's. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and for his love of music and humbly shared how he was in a band and played the saxaphone. He is survived by his three children, Carlos Ramirez, Gloria Trickey and Vickie Zureich; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A public viewing will be held Wednesday, 11/10 from 4-8pm at Salas Brothers. A mass to be held Friday, 11/12 at 10am, followed by graveside burial. RSPV (209)740-6742 for reception please and are welcomed. The family would prefer charitable donations in his name, instead of flowers.
Retired Colonel Robert Warren Taylor, 85, of Vacaville, Calif., died Nov. 2, at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, after a long battle with cancer., Robert Warren was born May 2, 1925, to Robert Marshall Taylor and Elsie Bowles Taylor. He was born and raised in Richmond, Va. He served 31 years in the United States Air Force as a pilot, retiring in 1974 to Vacaville. He was united in marriage to Dolores Marie Arnaud for 58 years., He was a member of the Epiphany Episcopal Church for more than 40 years and the Daedalians Club for all military pilots. Each September for the past 20 years, he participated in the renown Section 3 of the Reno Air Races. He was committed to supporting many children's organizations, wildlife foundations and Veteran's associations and gave regularly. He loved his family. They were a great source of pride. He appreciated nature and enjoyed watching and participating in sports, especially golf and the Oakland A's., He is one of the last of what Tom Brokaw called, "The Greatest Generation," who put duty to country and family and God above all else., Robert Warren will be dearly missed by his wife, Dolores; children, Connie Lynne Thyne, Debbie Taylor Shirley, Karen Taylor Gummert, Robert Marshall Taylor II, Matthew Lee Taylor and Christine Taylor Westdyk; sons-in-law, Steve Lauer of Los Angeles, John David Gummert of Reno, Nev., and Robert Westdyk of Vacaville; daughters-in-law, Darice Leanne Taylor of Tuscon, Ariz., and Charlotte Ann Taylor of Vacaville; nephew, Wayne Robert Taylor of Richmond, Va.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Robert Warren was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Lee Lauer; brother, Bowlman Gray Grady Taylor; sister-in-law, Jeanette Taylor and son-in-law, Clyde W. Shirley., Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m. at Epiphany Episcopal Church on West Street in Vacaville. Reverend Stephen Leonetti and life-long friend Chaplain Richard Swanson will be officiating. The burial will be private. Contributions can be made to the Episcopal Epiphany Church, 300 West Street, Vacaville Calif., 95688., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546. www.mccunechapel.com.,
Romeo H. Padilla 1928 - 2010 Romeo left this earth on November 4, 2010, to join his beloved wife of 65 years in Heaven. For nearly 30 years, Romero worked as a cement mason alongside his brother-in-law, Sam Rodriguez. Sam affectionately referred to Romeo as his "Concu?." Romeo spent his leisure time watching the Dodgers, fishing, and gambling in Vegas with his wife. His favorite saying when the Dodgers lost was, "I tell 'em." He was always up for a family barbecue and was especially fond of the holidays, when the entire family would come by to visit. Romeo was preceded in death by Nieves, his loving wife of 65 years. He is survived by his children, John (Lupe) Padilla, Lydia Holton, Flo (Frank) Chmiel, Ruben (Marianne) Padilla, and Steve (Lily) Padilla; and his beautiful grandchildren and great- grandchildren. The family is eternally grateful to Steve and Lily for the great care of our dad. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. No visitation is scheduled. Greenlawn Mortuary
Roscoe "Emmett" Parker November 8, 1919 - November 6, 2010 Emmett was born in Los Angeles, California, November 8, 1919 to Roscoe and Ruth Parker. He graduated from Van Nuys High School and soon after met his bride to be, Edith Henry, whom he married December 6, 1940. He worked as a carpenter in the Los Angeles area until he moved his family to Palo Cedro in 1964, and continued in the construction business until his retirement in 1982. He was a volunteer with the Palo Cedro Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Edith. He is survived by sons Bob (Sandy) of Shingletown, Dick (Morgan) of Live Oak and Tom (Luana) of Palo Cedro, daughter Jan Dawson (Bill) of Shingletown, eleven grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was surrounded by forty of his family members at his home when he passed from this world to join his Savior in Heaven and to be re-united with the love of his life, Edith. He was much loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Services will be held Thursday, November 11, at 11:00 at the Palo Cedro Odd Fellows Hall, Silverbridge Rd., Palo Cedro. Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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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, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
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.
Roy Edward Fowler was born July 5, 1938 in West Point, Miss., and passed away peacefully in his sleep Nov. 4, 2010., A Port Hueneme resident since 1967, he is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Lucille, as well as his brothers, James, Joe and Andrew Fowler of West Point, Miss.; his daughters, Dottie Dordon (husband Nick Dordon of Grants Pass, Ore.), Darnell Richardson (husband Peter Richardson of Oxnard), as well as son John Steins of San Antonio, Texas. In addition, Roy is survived by 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and his ever faithful Chihuahua Sophie., He was preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Fowler; sister, Johnette Edridge; and daughter, Ethel Bennett (husband Tony Bennett of Bakersfield)., Roy was a highly decorated UTC in the Navy who, during his 30 years of service, had a variety of tour assignments that included two in Vietnam and Antarctica. Following his retirement from the military, Roy continued his career at the Simi Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant for 17 years. His witty charm and warm personality will be truly missed by his countless family and friends., A viewing is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, as well as Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Funeraria Del Angel, 401 West Channel Islands Blvd. in Oxnard. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10; burial to immediately follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road in Ventura.
Ruth Dee Dykes May 24, 1922 - November 5, 2010 Ruth Dee Dykes, 88, passed away on November 5, 2010. Born in Binger, Oklahoma on May 24, 1922, to Robert William and Bessie Blanche Nuttle. She married Sgt. Eddie Sargent of Sickles, Oklahoma in 1940 and had a daughter, Connie Ruth. After relocating to California after World War II, Dee married Bill Dykes in 1953. They made their home for many years in the Cuyama Valley where she raised a family to whom she was deeply devoted. Their son, William Dee, was born in 1954 and their daughter, Robyn Lynn, was born in 1957. Dee enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Pine Mountain Club where she played countless rounds of golf and created memorable holiday gatherings. She was famous in her family for her chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pie, angel food cake and french toast and was well known outside the family for her kind, caring nature and beautiful blue eyes. Dee was an avid sports fan, supporting not only the teams coached by her husband and daughter, but several college teams and, most notably, the Los Angeles Lakers. She and her husband moved to Taft in 1996, so that they could care for her mother. Dee was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Dykes, in 1999, and she continued to live independently and happily, surrounded by several children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She moved to Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield in 2009 where she tried to recover from a broken hip and cancer. When she passed away she was surrounded by family. She is survived by her sister, Mildred Lockheart, of Bakersfield; her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Harry Geivet of Shafter; her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Vicky Dykes of Houston, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Byron Nelson of Cochiti Lake, NM; step-sons, John and Joe Dykes and step-daughter, Cindy Foley; her grandchildren, Kimber Boswell, Sarah Hamblin, Wil Bernhardt, Kathryn Taylor and Jessica Dykes; several step-grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Services for Dee were held at the West Side District Cemetery in Taft on Monday, November 8, 2010, where she was interred next to her devoted husband, Bill. The family requests that any donations be made to Hoffman Hospice in Bakersfield. The arrangements were under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral., Erickson & Brown Funeral Home
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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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MR. SCOTTIE WILSON, age 48, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 4, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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Shirley Floyd, longtime Oxnard resident, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 of complications from a stroke. She was 93., Moving to California from Minneapolis in 1929, she worked extensively in financial services retiring as a senior loan officer for Cal Fed. She loved people, traveling, dancing and gardening. Shirley will be fondly remembered by all who knew her., She is survived by her son, William Connell of New York City; granddaughter, Safiya Martinez of San Francisco; and many adoring friends., The family would like to thank Country Villa Oxnard Manor for the loving care they gave Shirley for so many years and Livingston Memorial Hospice for their support during her final days.
Shirley Sue Elliott 69, of Reno, Nev. passed away Oct.13, 2010. She was born January 19, 1941 in Owassco, Oklahoma, to Henry & Della Hensley. She married Pete Elliott on Nov. 12, 1965. They lived for many years in Live Oak before moving to Reno Nevada. She is survived by her husband, Pete , and a daughter, Connie Foster, and sons, Jamie Kempner, Mike and Ranny Elliott. She leaves 16 Grand children 17 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Friday Nov. 12 at 1 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church 1730 Sycamore St. Gridley Ca. Marvon Hensley will be doing the service. Send Condolences to
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.
Stella Rosetta Dixon was born in London, England on March 2, 1919 and gently passed away on July 5, 2010 at Country Care in Selma, Calif., She was a devoted wife to her husband the Reverend Leonard D. Dixon who preceded her in death, mother to her children, David Dixon, Diane Palmer and Philip Dixon, son-in-law Steven Palmer, daughter-in-law Cynthia Dixon and grandmother to Tabitha, Joanna, Jeff, Chrissy, Drake and Cody; also five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Stella also leaves to cherish her memories her three sisters, Phyllis Wells, Lorna Millard, Joy Menzie; brother-in-law, Collin Menzie; and sister-in-law Joyce Dixon; along with numerous nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly., Stella enjoyed her many friends, traveling, golf, gardening and volunteer work., A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at Saint Paul's Episcopal and Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 117 N. 7th Street, Santa Paula. Remembrances may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.
Sumiko Duenas, 82, died Oct. 10, 2010, in Thousand Oaks of natural causes., Sumiko was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Wakkanai, Japan (Hokkaido). She married Staff Sergeant Jose Bamba Duenas in 1956 and moved to Oxnard in 1965. After the death of her husband in December of 1965 who was killed in action in South Viet Nam, Sumiko devoted all of her time to raising her four children: Jose, Carmen, Cecilia, and Terrisa. Her interests included sewing, gardening, and cooking. But her passion was painting., Sumiko is survived by her children, Jose Duenas, Carmen Lamp, Cecilia Duenas, and Terrisa Duenas; three grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca, and Jane; sons-in-law, Scott Lamp and Jason Lockwood; daughter-in-law, Terri Duenas., In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of our mother to organizations supporting the Armed Forces would be appreciated (e.g., Pararlyzed Veterans of America, Disabled Veterans of America, National Association for Uniformed Services)., Services were held on Oct. 20, 2010 at Conrad-Carroll Mortuary. Burial took place at Santa Clara Cemetery.
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Thelma passed away November 4, 2010 in San Pedro. She was born May 1, 1909 in Split, Croatia and was a 62-year resident of San Pedro. Thelma was a past member of the Peck Park Senior Citizens Club. Her husband, John Starcich, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, John (Neda) and Thomas (Donna) Starcic; daughter, Miriam Starcic; grandchildren, Maya (Thomas) Bertrand, Janna (Brian) Peach and Matthew Starcic; great-grandchildren, Tatianna, Isabella and Luka; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, November 12, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 11, 2010, 3-8 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. Please sign the guestbook at
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.,
THOMAS E. COALSON (1924-2010) of Beaumont, passed away October 23 in Huntington Beach following a stroke. The third of Edward and Jessie Coalson\'s seven children, Tom held his family to be most important throughout his adventurous life. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed camping, hiking, rock hunting, golf, football, and oil painting, becoming an accomplished painter. He served in the Naval Air Corps from 1943-45 as a pilot stationed on a carrier in the Pacific. In 1944 he married Lois Wilson, who died in 1975. They had five children. In 1976, Tom married Eleanor Brumfield, who died in 2007. He was an outgoing person with many friends. He began his career as a technical writer, successfully owned or managed several companies, raised lilacs, trout and catfish, ending with selling real estate. His parents, brothers Edward and Stanley, sister Jane, and both wives preceded him in death. His sisters Margaret, Ann, and Lois, six children, Susanne, Edward, Thomas, Jr., Timothy, Alexander and Valerie, 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren survive him. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at 1177 Beaumont Ave., Beaumont. Arrangements By Weaver Mortuary To leave online condolences and sign the guest book please visit
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Reverend Virgil Thomas Foster, Sr., 92, of Indio, Calif. passed away November 4, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Senath, Mo. to Tevis and Minnie Foster. He was raised with four brothers and three sisters. Virgil and Hazel Maxine Vaughn were married on July 7, 1941 in Bragg City, Mo. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary this past summer. Virgil spent his youth in Missouri, but after being called by God to teach his word, he spent his life between Indio, Calif. and Dunklin County, Mo. spreading the good word. He was a revered pastor who started many churches, held several tent revivals, as well as brought numerous people to the Lord. In his time, Virgil was also a connection between God and his countless miracles. Although he officially retired from ministry in 1984, Virgil continued to inspire people with his minister throughout his life, even through his dying days. Virgil was a business man in his youth. He owned Foster and Sons Pest Control in Kennett, Mo. He built his business from the ground up. He became a beloved entrepreneur in the community. Virgil was also an avid equestrian in his life. He had a passionate love of horses, especially Tennessee Walking Horses. He rode horses in both competitions and for enjoyment all the way through most of his life. He was a life time member of the Riverside County Sheriff Posse, as well as a member of the Coachella Valley Vaquero. Preceding him in death were his father and mother; three brothers; two sisters; his daughter, Joyce; his grandson, Robert; and his great-grandson, Allen. Virgil is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Hazel; his son, Duane and wife Laverne; his daughter, Margaret and husband Holden; his daughter, Linda and husband Doug; his daughter, Sharon and husband Ray; his daughter, Charlotte and husband T.C.; his son, Thomas, Jr.; and son, Kenny and wife Kelly. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and their respective spouses; 24 great-grandchildren and their respective spouses; three great-great grandchildren; one brother and one sister. Virgil has also never met a stranger in his life and has touched thousands of lives throughout his 92 years; therefore he is also survived by many, many other family and friends. Funeral services are to be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Indio at 10:00 AM. Gravesite services to immediate follow the memorial at Coachella Valley Cemetery.
Virginia Anne (nee Wade) Conroy June 23, 1928 - Nov. 7, 2010 Daughter of Amy Catherine Smith and career U.S. Army man Robert Lee Wade, Virginia was born at Letterman Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco. She was reared in San Leandro, and graduated from Holy Name High School in Oakland (1946). She moved to San Francisco to attend nursing school at St. Mary's Hospital. She started her nursing career at SF General and later spent 29 years working at Kaiser Hospital. In 1956 at a family graduation party she met her future husband, Kevin Conroy. Married in 1957, they recently celebrated their 53rd anniversary. She was blessed with six children: Julie, Brian, Amy, Lucy (Brian McBride), Mary, and Ellen (Aaron Lopez). Happily she welcomed grandsons Matthew O'Leary, Benjamin O'Leary, Kevin Lopez, Aidan Lopez, and Liam McBride. At age 67, after finally retiring from Kaiser, she jumped into volunteer work at Doelger Senior Center in Daly City. Since 1962 a resident of Epiphany Parish, she was a member of the Holy Rosary Society and the Crocker Community Center. She enjoyed traveling with the Crocker group on gambling trips, and with the Doelger group to Giants spring training and Canada. With her husband and friends she traveled to Ireland, Germany, and Italy-the trip of her lifetime. Visiting her out-of-town daughters and grandchildren in Boston, Portland, and San Diego energized her. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, and brother, Robert Wade, SM. She was predeceased by her sister, Nora Bailey. The family wishes to thank Kaiser Hospital, South San Francisco staff, palliative care team, and others who devoted themselves to her care, as well as the staff of Sterling Court Senior Living. Particular appreciation to nurses and health care aides at Pathways Hospice. We thank all the family and friends who by their visits, phone calls, and cards gave comfort. A vigil service will be held at St. Emydius Church, Ashton Ave. & De Montfort Ave. S.F. at 8pm on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, and Memorial Mass on Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 10 am. Donations in her memory preferred to Doelger Senior Center. Online condolences
MALKIN, WARD ROBERT A 26-year resident of Tierrasanta, Ward Robert Malkin was born May 20, 1926, to Mary Brugge Malkin and William Ward Malkin in East Norwalk, CT, and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1944. He was active in the Boy Scouts and achieved scouting's highest honor of Eagle Scout. He joined the, in 1944 and was stationed at Camp Maui, Hawaii, until the war's end when he was honorably discharged. Ward graduated from the University of Connecticut where he met and married Elsie Milardo and received his bachelor's degree. Ward and Elsie had two children, Barry and Valerie. A summer's cross-country trip in his early college years included a tour of California with which he fell in love and determined to make his home. That dream came true in 1955. He worked for several years at Firestone Tire in Pasadena and later joined Transamerica Occidental Life from which he retired in 1981 after 25 years of service. While at Transamerica, he met and married his wife, Kathleen, on February 2, 1974. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage and traveled extensively across the U.S., Canada and Europe until his health began a steady decline in 1998. Ward was a longtime member of the 4th Marine Division Association's Chapter 7, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and later he served several years as a volunteer at Sharp Memorial Hospital where he died on November 6, 2010. Ward is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Kathleen, son Barry Malkin of Anaheim Hills, daughter Valerie (Mrs. Arthur) Hidalgo of Newport Beach, son Scott (Penny) Finders of El Segundo, brother Warren (Ruth) Malkin of Brookfield, CT, and four grandsons, Jason and Alan Malkin of Anaheim Hills and Jack and Matthew Finders of El Segundo, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lois Greenwood. He was a Marine. He was a gentleman. He was loved. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Friday, November 12th, at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108.
BAUGHN, WILLIAM B. William B. Baughn, 86, a resident or San Bernardino for 12 years, died Friday, November 5, 2010, at Redlands Healthcare Center. He was born November 11, 1923, in Phoenix, Arizona. He served aboard the USS Arkansas in the South Pacific during, , where he earned a, . He began his career with Bank of America as a teller and retired after 42 years of service as the Executive Vice-President of the Southern Division of Bank of America. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margie Baughn, of Highland; a daughter, M. Jean Snell of San Bernardino; a son, John C. Baughn of San Ramon; six grandchildren, Christa Young-blood, James Snell, John Snell, William Baughn, Amy Baughn Monasta, and Robert Baughn. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Trevor, Rylie, Stephanie and Timothy and one great-great-grandson, Drake. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 5:30 p.m., and a memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 10th, at 10:00 a.m., both at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Avenue. Graveside services will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Avenue, Culver City. Condolences may be sent on-line at
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Walda Ann Dambacher, 73, of Thornton, died Nov. 8. She was born Oct. 16, 1937 in San Rafael.
Walter A. Houghtaling Jr., 60, of Danbury, died on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon C. (Lancey) Houghtaling. Mr. Houghtaling was born in Danbury, September 12, 1950, son of the late Walter A. and Marian (Williams) Houghtaling. He attended Danbury schools, worked at various local hat factories and the, serving in Vietnam. He later became a bus and cab driver as well as Omaha Beef Co., Danbury. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed camping, flea markets and scenic route motor trips. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Danbury. In addition to his wife of thirty-seven years, he is survived by his aunts, Audrey "Taffy" Dinho, Gertrude Chesto and Anna Williams; uncles, Roger A. Williams Sr. and Richard C. Williams Sr.; mother in law, Mary (Schirmer) Lancey; brothers in law, William A. Lancey Jr., Wayne A. (Jo-Ann) Lancey and David M. Lancey; sister in law, Christy R. (Daryl) Strand and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Baptist Church of Danbury, 14 Granville Avenue, Danbury with the Rev. Dr. David Reinhardt officiating. Interment will be private and at the direction of the family. The family will receive friends at the Baptist Church of Danbury on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Walter A. Rickey, 5/8/1920 - 10/31/2010, A descendant of a pioneer Placer County family, Walter was born in Sacramento, California, May 8, 1920, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Roseville, California on October 31, 2010, joining his wife of 65 years, Doris. He was the father of Celia Sertich (Bob), Marcia Amant (George) and the late Allen Rickey. He is also survived by six grandchildren, and eight great-grand- children and will be missed by four nieces and a nephew., Walter was a descendent of the pioneer Placer County family of Hiram Allen who established a ranch in south Placer in1863 later known as the Allen's District. This ranch remained in the family and Walter and his late wife, Doris owned the ranch since 1968. The Rickey Ranch was admitted to California's 100 Year Club (now California Agricultural heritage Club) in 1970., Walt graduated from Roseville High School as class valedictorian in 1939. He attended Sacramento City College and earned an accounting degree, He worked as an auditor for the State of California Board of Equalization and retired in 1983 after 42 and one-half years of service. He was instrumental in implementing the first tax on cigarettes in California. He invested much of his time in civic activities. The list of service includes: Past President and fifty-year member of Roseville Rotary and multiple Paul Harris Fellow; Past President and charter member of the 20-30 Club; Board Member of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce; the Roseville High School Citizens Advisory Committee; Sierra College Advisory Committee on Vocation Education the Roseville Historical Society; SIRS; and Boy Scouts of America. Walt was an avid hunter, fisherman and master woodworker. Until his later years, he made several annual fishing trips with his fishing buddies to different corners of California and returned with a big catch for the family. In his retirement years he passionately pursued his woodworking. He made furniture and gifts for family and friends and created beautiful segmented bowls and vases for which he won several awards. He did this work to share with family and friends and never sold a single item, often using them as gifts. Because of his family history and continued interest in Placer County history, Walt was often asked to speak on the topic. He was a key contributor to "Trail to Rail" the history of Roseville., The family asks that donations in his memory be made to the Walter and Doris Rickey Scholarship for Music and Art, RJHSD, 1750 Cirby Way, Roseville, CA 95661. A private family service was held on November 5, 2010.
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 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.; as well as 5 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; her brother, Lawrence Greenlee; her son, Joey Ford; and her 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 entrusted to the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533, www.bryanbraker.com.,
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Helen Louise Wilkerson, 80, of Lodi, died Nov. 7. She was born Oct. 25, 1930. Mrs. Wilkerson was a nanny. She enjoyed flowers and spending .....
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William Boyd Jacobs was born June 25, 1938 in Tyler, Texas., William is survived by sons, Clifford B. Jacobs (wife Jackie) Mr. & Mrs. William Jacobs Jr., Andrew Jacobs; daughters, Ms. Patricia Goodwin, Ms. Patsy Goodwin, Ms. Demetria Goodwin, Ms. Kimberly Lewis Jacobs; brothers, Mr. James W. Jacobs, Mr. Sylvester Jacobs, Mr. Jimmy R. Jacobs, Mr. Thomas N. Jacobs; sisters, Mrs. Celestine Nickleberry, Mrs. Uneeda MC Cowan, Mrs. Minnie Smith, Ms. Exie Jacobs; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends., Services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Church of Deliverance International, 12441 East Farlow Street, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716.
DonaldFulk passed away November 5, 2010 at the age of 88. Born Aug. 3, 1922 in Seymour, Missouri, Bill married his childhood friend and sweetheart Dorothy Jean Matney. Together theymigrated to the California Coast with their newborn son, Billy J. Fulk. Working in fruit orchards and odd labor jobs, theymade their way up the Coast from Southern California until Bill laid eyes on the beautiful coast off Trinidad. He knew then, that this is where he would build and make his home. Residing in the Greater Trinidad area for 60 years, Bill was loved and admired by many. Known by many as "The Jack-of-All-Trades" and known by family members as "The Caretaker". Bill was kind, good natured, and a genuine individual. If anyone needed something built, he was there. If anyone needed a tool, he had it. If anyone were to break down within the vicinity of his home, be assured they were housed, fed, or helped in some way. Bill was a retired woodsman and timber-faller for Louisiana Pacific, and at one time owned the fishing vessels Linda Lee II, Miss Trinidad, and currently still owns the fishing vessel The Terron. Well known around the boats docks and by fellow fisherman, one was more likely to here a story about how Jean caught more fish than he. Bill also enjoyed bowling, and was a long time, off and on again, bowler at Harbor Lanes. Bill was also A Past Master of Six Rivers Lodge No. 106, Free and Accepted Masons of California, a Past Patron of Arcata Chapter No. 207, member of Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Eureka York Rite Bodies and Knight York Cross of Honor and Scottish Rite. Bill was initiated into the Masonic Lodge in 1973, served as Master in 1981 and 1994, and became a Life Member of the Masonic Lodge in 1992. Notably, Bill earned the Hiram Award in 1997. He was most known for his amazing memory work and for his cooking for the annual crab feed. Bill was preceded in death by his lovely wife Dorothy JeanFulk and his son Billy J. Fulk. Bill is survived by his three grandchildren Dennis Fulk, Deborah Fulk, and Midori Fulk. The family would like to thank his physician and all care workers at Pacific Care Home and especially at Timber Ridge/ Renaissance in Mckinleyville. Services willbe held Wednesday Aug. 10, 1PM, at Paul's Chapel in Arcata, CA. Reception to follow at the Arcata Masonic Lodge located 251 Bayside Rd. All who knew and loved Bill are invited to attend. There will be a Viewing for Family members Tuesday Aug. 9, 3-4PM, and for friends 4-7PM. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's nameto the International Dementia Research Foundation or charity of your choice.
William J. Hodge, graduate of Monsignor Farrell H.S. and former track coach at Moore Catholic H.S. and Wagner College, died November 5, in Charlotte, N.C. At the time of his death, Hodge, who would have turned 60 on November 13, was the women's and men's head track and field coach at Belmont Abbey College in N.C. Just last month, the Staten Island native had been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, where he had been the men's and women's track and field head coach for several years. In recognizing his achievements, the college said that he had crafted the blueprint for a winning track program that is still being followed more than a decade after his departure from the school. While a member of the track team at Farrell and captain of the-then Staten Island Community College team, Hodge set several records that still stand today. "It was because of runners like Bill, who were good students and superior athletes, that S.I.C.C. was brought into national prominence in its early days," said Nick Farkouh, associate professor at the College of Staten Island, who coached Hodge at S.I.C.C. in the early 1970s. In addition to Wagner College, Robert Morris University and Belmont Abbey College, Hodge coached teams that won acclaim at Columbia University, Bucknell University, Lafayette College, Mt. Olive College and Rider University. During his career Hodge was honored as "Coach of the Year" at four different NCAA Division I conferences. Several of the runners he trained went on to play NFL football and compete as Olympic hopefuls. Hodge was pre-deceased by his parents William and Dorothy Siller Hodge. He is survived by his loving wife Jadwiga, and four children, Roksana, Gina, Ada and Cyprian. Also left to cherish his memory are his sisters Catherine Hodge Christman and Marie Hodge, brothers Frederick Hodge, John Hodge, and Russell Hodge, and numerous nieces and nephews. The wake will be held at Green Funeral Home, Main St., Danbury CT, on Wednesday, November 10, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday November 11th 10:30 am at Faith Church, New Milford. Burial will follow at Mountainview Cemetery in New Fairfield.
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William W. (Bill) Johnson passed away peacefully at his home in Gilbert, AZ on November 3, 2010 surrounded by his family. He is survived by Lois, his best friend and wife of 62 years; his daughters Salle Johnson and Jan Reynolds (Jim); five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; two sisters, one brother. Bill was born in Sacramento June 3, 1923 and raised in Rio Linda. He was preceded in death by his parents William Wesley and Dell Johnson, and sister Mildred. He was a veteran of, and spent three years in the European Theater, a life member of the, , and a 50 year Master Mason. He worked for Pacific Bell in Sacramento and Santa Rosa and retired as a Supervising Construction Foreman after 35 years. A Celebration of Life will be held November 26th in Chandler, AZ. In lieu of flowers send donations to your favorite charity.
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Winifred Jeffrey passed away on November 3, 2010 in Palm Springs, California. She was born March 18, 1920 in Delaware. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Palm Springs Woman's Club, and the
Yetta Schneider A beloved wife, mother and beauty, was born as Yetta Meisel in 1919 in San Francisco, California. Yetta was the daughter of Anna Sender Meisel and Louis Meisel. She is survived by her two children, Marilyn Schneider and Barry Schneider, daughter in law Lorin Schneider, grandchildren Cary Schneider and Britton Barkoff (Matthew Barkoff), and great grandchildren Jonah and Mia Barkoff. She had a step brother, Robert Meisel and step sister, Matilda Meisel in Pennsylvania. As a child, Yetta moved to Los Angeles, where she lived in Boyle Heights. Her family moved back to San Francisco when she was 7 years old. She attended Roosevelt Junior High School and Commerce High School. Yetta was a woman who will be remembered as an indomitable spirit by all present in every room she ever walked into. She was an actress in her youth, but too shy to go to Hollywood, although sought after by talent agents. She soon got over her shyness and rose to Diva status, after meeting her predeceased husband of 53 years, Mervyn Schneider, a prominent San Francisco Attorney. Mervyn was the son of Rose and Louis Schneider. Yetta was involved in charity work for the City of Hope and was a participant in many of the Saints and Sinners activities. She enjoyed golf and her crowing achievement was a Hole in One at Silverado Golf Club, which resulted in the shriek heard around the world. A memorial grave site service will be held on Wednesday November 10, 2010 at 12:OOpm at the Home of Peace Chapel, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma, CA. We wish to thank the entire staff of the Jewish home of San Francisco. Yetta's challenging character and personality kept them all on their toes. All at the home gave Yetta the care and compassion of champion gold standard caregivers. Every moment with Yetta was an adventure in living, in humor and in drama.... she will always be remembered and missed and always present in our lives. Donations to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Ave S.F. 94112 would be greatly appreciated.