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.
Adam Casey Potter, born Aug. 14, 1983, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010., He leaves behind his loving wife, Krista Potter; beautiful daughter, Abigale; expected daughter, Casey; and loving parents, Kevin and Valorie Potter. He is survived by his caring sister, Shannon Hall, her husband Jeff, and son Hunter, and will be remembered with love by his many friends and extended family including parents-in-law, Galen and Katrina Steward. Adam's Grandma Potter and his many aunts, uncles and cousins will remember him as the rambunctious, loving family man that he was., Adam spent his life in Southern California where he was known as an active child, a wild teenager and hard working, loving husband and father. Adam graduated from Simi Valley High School and joined the United States Air Force in 2002. He served as a Jet Engine Mechanic at Nellis Air Force base, receiving his Honorable Discharge, and completing his service at Port Hueneme National Guard base., Adam and his sweetheart Krista were married on the date of his release, Dec. 1, 2007. Adam was most recently employed as a Jet Mechanic at AvantAir in Camarillo. He will always be remembered as a hard worker who loved his family more than anything in the world., Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at Reardon Funeral Home in Simi Valley.
Adam Robertine, age 94 of Danbury, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Monday, November 8, 2010. He was the husband of the late Anna (Hrabcsak) Robertine who predeceased him in 2008. He was born in Dover, Del. on November 12, 1915 the son of the late Michael and Anna (Laba) Robertine. Adam was the youngest child and the last surviving sibling of nine brothers and two sisters. He was excited about his 95th birthday which would have been Friday, November 12, 2010 and was hoping to live to see his 100th birthday in five more years. Adam grew up on a farm in Delaware. During the Depression his family sold their farm and moved to Peekskill, N. Y., where his father worked at the estate of John D. Rockefeller. He met Anna, the love of his life, prior to joining the, . When he left to serve his country, he told Anna "wait for me-I'll be back." He served as a medicorderly during, in Bora Bora. When he came home, he and Anna married and he went to work at Hoyt and Messinger Manufacturing. After leaving the hatting industry, he wanted to learn a trade so he enrolled in the State Trade School to learn carpentry. He worked for several local contractors before going out on his own as Adam Robertine Carpenter/Builder and built numerous homes in the Danbury area. After leaving the building profession he became a custodian for the Danbury School System. When he retired, he was able to spend time with his family, enjoy gardening and able to spend winters in Florida with Anna. Adam was a member of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Danbury and of its Men's Club,, Post #149, Catholic War Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his son, Peter and his wife, Marian; his daughters, Betty Anna and Nancy and her husband, Alain Roy; his four grandchildren, Dennis, Lauren, Peter, and Nicole and two great-grandsons Jack and Avery. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Michael G. Popson, officiating. Burial will take place Friday, November 12, 2010 at 12 noon at St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends at St. Nicholas Church on Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions to St. Nicholas Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury, CT 06811 in his memory and honor would be appreciated. To light a candle in remembrance, please go to, . Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
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Irene E. Akey, 95 FALLBROOK / VISTA -- Irene E. Akey passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010. She was born December 20, 1914 in .....
Diaz, Albert August 2, 1944 - November 4, 2010 Survived by Sister Margaret, Bros. Johnny, Daniel and their families. His Best Friend Gary and friends Dorthy, Sumiko and Sylvia, and the staff at Settimio's. Services at Woodlawn Cemetery S.M. on Monday Nov. 15th. Viewing at 9:30 am followed by services at 10am
Alex Marin Carballo was born in Oxnard on Oct. 8, 1951. He owned and operated various businesses in Oxnard throughout his life; his generosity was felt throughout his community as he donated a non-profit boxing center for many years to the youth. Alex enjoyed all of nature, traveling with his family and going on adventures. He lived for his family and enjoyed spending time with his friends., His soul found peace and freedom on Nov. 4, 2010. He was 59., He is survived by his mother, Minerva Carballo; sons, Alex and Marcus Carballo (Michelle Becerra); daughter, Monica Freeman (Theresa Torres); brother, Richard Carballo; sister, Gloria Rodchester; and seven grandsons, Alexander and Andrew (Alex Carballo); and Vincent, Robert, David, Louie and D.J (Monica and Don Freeman). He was preceded in death by his father, Luis Carballo; brothers, Joe, Julio (Coco), and Victor Dunn. He will be missed by many., Visitation is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard. Funeral mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com., Camino del Sol Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North "C" St., Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
Infant Alexandria Marie Martinez of Cottonwood died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are being handled by Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
Allen F. Rushane Resident of San Jose In San Jose, Nov. 8, 2010, Allen F. Rushane, beloved husband of the late Shirley Rushane. Devoted father of Gary (Jane) Rushane, Ken (Cindi) Rushane, Denise Faria and the late Abel Faria. Grandfather of Josh (Krista), Jeremy (Petcha), Mike (Egle), Jenny, and Chris Faria. Great-Grandfather of Emilee, Eli, Alyssa, and Izabele Rushane. Sister in law, Beverly Wells, and her children, Bill, Doug, Liz, and Becky. Graduated from San Jose High School Class of 1947, Active Naval Reserves, SeeBees and a member of the Musician's Union #153. A native of Rhode Island. Age 80. Friends are invited to attend visitation on Thurs. Nov, 11, 2010 from 5pm to 9pm at the Chapel of the SAN JOSE FUNERAL SERVICE, 1050 S. Bascom Ave. SJ. Graveside Services Fri. Nov. 12, 2010 at 12:30pm at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose. Donations to the preferred. SAN JOSE FUNERAL SERVICE 408-288-8383
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Alvin L. Grant, 92, passed away quietly Nov. 6, 2010, at his daughter's home in Napa. He was born in Scipio, Okla., on July 2, 1918, to Hattie Bell and Elige B. Grant. Alvin came to Napa with his wi
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Passed away peacefully in her sleep, at home, at the age of 84 years. Anna was preceded in death by her son, Allen Steen and David Steen, and her daughter, Susan Steen-Downey. She is survived by her daughter, Christi Hurley (Daryl), and her son, Gilbert Steen (Laurie). She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend a Chapel Service, Thursday, November 11th at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Rosa Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Chaplain Bruce Kennedy officiating. Interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
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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.
BEEBE, Lois Elsie Borup In Memory of Lois Beebe On November 5, 2010, Lois Elsie Borup Beebe, 90, passed away peacefully at her Ventura home, with her daughters by her side. She was born in Rupert, ID to Benjamin Franklin Borup and Cora Elsie Elinor Hedden. She was married to Frank Harold Beebe on June 19, 1942, in the St. George, UT LDS Temple. She lived in Santa Barbara for 35 years.
MR. BOB MCCONE, 63, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 9, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
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June 4, 1924 - November 4, 2010 Bonnie Geneva Henderson, 86, a long time resident of Merced passed away on Thursday morning in a Merced Hospital. She was born in Dardanelle, Yell County Arkansas, the Daughter of Sol A. and Mary E. (Biggs) Alverson, later relocating to Hughson and Ceres, California. A wife and Mother of 5 children she was preceded in death by her husband Earnest G. Henderson, daughter Lynette (Henderson) Bowen, son Kelly Henderson, two sisters Elnora A. Ward of Hughson, Janie Mae Davis of Merced, and her brother James Hamp Alverson of Dardanelle Arkansas. Surviving her are sons Keith, Scott and Frank Henderson and their families, this also includes 6 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter, 4 Great Grandsons, 5 Great Granddaughters, and 2 Great-Great Grandsons. She was a respected elder and attended Calvary Temple and Assembly of God churches in Merced. As a loving mother and grandmother she was the anchor for her family and a good friend to many who just knew her as "Bonnie or Geneva" the petite little woman they valued for her example of independence and guidance.Living a full life that began in Arkansas with roots in family farming in the Cotton and Soy growing regions, relocating to California while young, she then worked in the early days after high school in a local Creamery and sales in a Pharmacy. She had many family roots in Merced and also was a personal assistant for a family in Snelling during the Gold dredging period. After marriage they operated and managed farming operations in the Hughson area and relocated with her Husband (an Operating Engineer for Standard Oil) to Richmond, Ca, always returning back to the Modesto/Hughson area. She then moved to Barstow area (Hinkley) California finishing to raise her family for 20 years working with local restaurants until finally back to Merced where she retired with her husband, and remaining a Homemaker as most of her life, enjoying gardening, her family, close friends and grandchildren locally and a far. Memorial Services are to be held 10am Friday, November 12th, 2010 at the Lakewood Funeral Home (Heritage Chapel) 900 Santa Fe Ave, Hughson, CA 95326. A viewing will be from 9-10am with a brief graveside in Tuolumne Garden following the Chapel service. Leading the services will be Kathleen (Davis) Journey. Donations to your favorite Charity may also be made in lieu of flowers. Lakewood Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. A online guestbook is available for a remembrance at www.lakewoodhughson.com
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BUSHNELL, James Charles "BUD" July 21, 1939 - November 4, 2010 The sparkling love and true enjoyment of life in his eyes will never be forgotten. It was a gift for anyone who ever met him. "BUD" James Charles Bushnell, 71, of Santa Barbara passed gently into God's arms on Thursday, November 4, 2010, in his home after a triumphant battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Born in Cement, Oklahoma, on July 21, 1939,
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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.
Barbara Burnham Coley, Former resident of Saratoga, July 13, 1919-Oct. 28, 2010, Barbara, born in Idaho, spent most of her life in Saratoga and San Jose and the last years in Marin. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Coley and is survived by her children, George and Carole, four grandchildren and six great-grandsons., The family is grateful to Atria Tamalpais-Novato for making her last years comfortable., As per Barbara's wish, there was a private family funeral.
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 Lucille Philipson, age 89, entered eternal life on Oct. 29, 2010., Barbara was born April 24, 1921 to Claude LaVerne and Olive Natalie (Fowler) Barkley in Grand Rapids, Mich. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing. In 1945 she married The Reverend E. Edward M. Philipson. His ministry took them from Big Rapids in Michigan to Emporium, Sunbury, and Bradford, all in Pennsylvania, over the course of 38 years., Upon Ed's retirement, they relocated to Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. Barbara moved to Denton, Texas in 1994 to be closer to family. Barbara will be sorely missed by all of those who knew and loved her. Barbara was a loving mother, friend, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devoted Christian and supportive clergy wife. She loved travel, volunteer work, needlework, and bridge, and took up watercolor painting after retiring. She was a member of The Episcopal Church and the Order of the Daughters of the King as well as numerous other civic and volunteer organizations., Barbara is survived by her brother, George Barkley of Weilheim, in Upper Bavaria, Germany; and her children: daughter, Betsy Kensinger and husband John of Denton, Texas; sons, William Philipson of Camarillo, Dr. Thomas Philipson (M.D.) and wife Carilyn of Denver, Colo., and John Philipson and wife Margaret of Denver, Colo. She has seven grandchildren: Katie (Kensinger) and Tony Rose of Denton, Texas, William and Amy (Erickson) Kensinger of Fort Worth, Texas, Anne (Kensinger) and Paul Horton of McKinney, Texas, Sarah Philipson of Dallas, Texas, Christie and Angie Philipson and Emily Philipson, all of Denver, Colo. Her seven great-grandchildren include Isabella and Sophia Rose, Elliot, Claudia, and Grace Kensinger, and Olivia and Ryan Horton., She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, and grandson, Michael Philipson. Barbara will be sorely missed., A Requiem Mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at The Church of St. David of Wales, 623 Ector St., Denton, TX 76201. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Parish Hall. Barbara's remains will be interred at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Morehead City, N.C., with her husbands at a future date. Barbaras family wishes to thank the Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village staff, and especially the Health Care Center staff for their loving care over the past few years., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 623 Ector St., Denton, TX 76201, or Lake Forest Good Samaritan Society, 3901 Montecito Dr., Denton, TX 76210.
Barbara Walter Died Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at Santa Rosa's Memorial Hospital after a long bout with lung disease. She was 79. Barbara was re-introduced to horseman and polo player, Bob Walter, at the Grand National Rodeo in San Francisco and they were married in 1974. Together they created a first class thoroughbred ranch in Sebastopol, where their best known gelding - 1996 Kentucky Derby runner-up, Cavonnier, was foaled. While her husband worked as the hands-on horseman at the ranch, Barbara pored over horse histories, putting together beautifully bred stallions with sturdy mares to create a stable of award-winning thoroughbreds. When her husband died in 2003, she took on the challenge of running the horse farm by herself. In February, 2010, she was inducted into the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Hall of Fame. A supporter of the arts and education, Walter was a patron of the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet. She was a Founding Member of the Firehouse 5 who purchased an old firehouse and established the Oakes Children Center in San Francisco. She was a supporter of the Community Foundation of Sonoma County and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. She also served on the advisory board of the Green Music Center and was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastopol. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Vicini, son-in-law, John Vicini, grandson David Vicini and great-grandson, Gabriel Vicini. We all will miss our Baby Baba, who was meticulous about her home and horses, was always impeccably dressed, and made sure language was used correctly. She had great joy in seeing her grandson and great grandson. She will always be fondly remembered by her family and friends. A Mass will be held on November 16th at 11a.m., at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane, Sebastopol. There was a private interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa. Memorial donations may be made to GEVA, Inc., Equine Retirement Foundation, PO Box 2101, Glen Ellen, CA 95442.
Barry Buck, 11/1/2010, Barry Buck passed away November 1, 2010 at age of 55. Husband of Rita Roush Buck. Barry was a Folsom resident., He is survived by his children, Jana Roush Carr and Valerie Roush Truby., Memorial on Saturday November 13, 2010, 11 a.m., at Loomis church of Christ 3321 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA.
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Bernadette Burciaga Thompson Passed away on October 16, 2010 at home in San Francisco with her family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leonard J. Thompson, her parents, Inez and Domascio Burciaga and brothers. Bernadette is survived by her loving children, Bernadette "Teri", David, Lenette Pauline (Annie Hoddinott), and cherished grandchildren, Nicole, Travis, Samantha, Sierra, Jake and Jordan Thompson. She also leaves behind her sisters, nephews, nieces, and friends who will miss her dearly. Bernadette was an extraordinary woman who was as smart as she was beautiful. She purchased her first home as a single mom in 1964 which sparked her interest in real estate and lead to the properties she and Leonard later purchased. She was also a huge Giants fan and use to laugh that it was no coincidence that she moved to San Francisco in 1958, the same year the Giants came out west! Always committed to education, she donated her body to the UCSF School of Medicine. She was loved by many and will not soon be forgotten. Friends and family are invited to the celebration of the Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 13, 2010, 11:00 AM, St. Finn Barr Church, 415 Edna Street, SF. Contributions in Bernadette's name can be made to the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 771 Ashbury St., SF, CA 94117.
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.,
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.
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.,
Brent Coleman 51, of Meridian, passed away on November 5, 2010. A Memorial service will be held at 3:00PM Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Lovey's Landing in Meridian. Arrangements are under the direction of Holycross Memorial Services.
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 Hingley, 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 Highway 1. 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 Holthaus, 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 today Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Ave. Greenlawn Mortuary
Brian E. LeClair, age 46, a life long resident of Danbury, died at his home, Monday, November 8, 2010. He was the son of Ada M. Rozmus and father of Destiny LeClair, both of Danbury. Services are at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Hull Funeral Service, Danbury is handling arrangements. Information and online condolences can be found at
Bridget Mary, Jennings, 10/21/1917 - 11/5/2010, Bridget Mary Jennings born on October 21, 1917 in Ireland, passed away on November 5, 2010 in Citrus Heights, Calif., at the age of 93. A devoted homemaker Bridget is survived by her loving family, children, Mary Minz (Carl), Dorothy Von Ross (Bill) Brian Jennings (Mary Jane), Joan Keenan, Ronald Jennings (Jane) many grandchildren and many loving great-grandchildren and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, John and James Jennings and Ruth McKenzie., Friends and family are welcome for visitation on Thursday November 11, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, Calif. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday November 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St Teresa Catholic Church, 11600 Atwood Rd., Auburn, Calif., Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento, California. A special thank you to Theresa Keenan for her wonderful care of Bridget.
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Dec 1938 ~ Nov 2010 Carmen Rauh ~ 71, of Los Banos passed away Sunday evening with her family by her side. Carmen is survived by her children; Robert & Terri Rauh, Lynn & Tino Gomes, Wayne & Colleen Rauh, Teresa & Julian Vasquez and Jon & Alaina Rauh, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, November 11th at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 250 West Adams St, Los Banos. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carmen's honor to either: St. Johns Lutheran Church, please note "Memorial Fund" on the memo line, or the Alexander Cohen Hospice House 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356Arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Mortuary Please share your condolences and memories at www.allenmortuary.com
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Barbara Ruth Chriss Resident of El Cerrito Barbara Ruth Chriss passed away at home on November 6th. A devoted educator in the Contra Costa .....
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. 9, 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. 10, 2010 at 11:00AM at St. Frances of Rome Church in Riverbank with a visitation before the service at 9:00AM. Burial to follow the service at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Carol L. Barnes 77, of Auburn, went home to be with our Lord on Friday the 5th of November at Sutter Roseville Hospital. She was born on Sept. 5, 1933 in Bakersfield, CA. A longtime resident and business owner in the Yuba-Sutter area, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, James R. Barnes, as well as her brother Stephen McQuilliams, and children Russell Decker, Janet Jay-DeGraw, Marty Decker, Karen Key, Diane McGoey, 14 Grandchildren and 19 Great- Grandchildren. Carol is preceded in death by her parents Alvin McQuilliams and Melva McQuilliams-Olthoff, brothers Alvin McQuilliams, Frank McQuilliams and Doug McQuilliams. A Memorial Service is to be held at the Parkside Nazarene Church in Auburn, CA on Nov. 16, 2010 at 10:30AM. Please contact Parkside Nazarene Church for more details. Send Condolences at
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HEALY, Charles J. Remembering a gentle man. Oct. 22, 1929-Nov. 6, 2010 Memorial service: Saturday, November 13, 2:00 p.m. at St Lawrence Martyr Church, 1900 S. Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chuck's honor to Loyola Marymount University, Office of Development Services; 310-338-5125 or online (click "giving"). Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories. Rice Mortuary Torrance 310-792-7599
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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; and Auntie Jean Selvage. Family can be contacted at:, . Graveside Services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home, on Friday, Nov. 12 at 10:00
Dec. 23, 1940 - Nov. 5, 2010, Clarence W. Robinson, Sr., 69, passed away Friday, Nov. 5 at his home in Newbury Park., He is survived by his wife, Martha; sons, Clarence Jr., in Mission Hills, Timothy, in Palmdale, and their wives; son, Miguel in Newbury Park; and daughters, Norvita, in El Dorado Hills, and Kathleen, in Las Vegas, Nev. He also leaves behind stepdaughters, Tina, in Kent, Wash., and Gabrielle, in Ventura, along with six grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends., Clarence was born in Urbana, Ark., and grew up in Michigan as the only child of Marie Adams and Clarence Robinson. He was an avid football fan and coach to many Youth Football League players in the Conejo Valley. He enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, and will forever remain in their hearts., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home in Camarillo (www.conejomountain.com).
Clyde G. Davis, 76, of Junction City died Monday at the River Inn in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Clyde Haltom Clyde Haltom went to his heavenly home November 2, 2010 in Redding, CA. He was 85 years old. He was loved by his bride of 65 years, Fannie, his children Dianna Haltom-Wooten, Patricia Haltom-Robinson, Clyde "Deano" Haltom and Nancy Haltom-Pearson, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was a long-time resident of the North State. He was a proud lifetime member of Sheetmetal Local 162 and an HVAC contractor/owner of Circle H Heating & Air. Clyde was a faithful servant of his local church throughout his life. Clyde and Fannie were a model of family values, and passed this trait on to their children, and children's children, and to all who knew them. Services will be Thursday November 11th at 11:00 am First Presbyterian Church 2315 Placer St. Redding, reception to follow. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
CORAZON I. CASTIGADOR AUG 25, 1945 - NOV 6, 2010 IN MEMORY OF Corazon I. Castigador, our beloved mother, passed away on November 6, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. She was very much loved by her family. Survived by her husband Roberto Sr.; children, Marilou of Modesto, Ca., Ariel and Roberto Jr. both of Philippines; 9 grandchildren; sister Lydia and brother Alberto, both of Philippines. Visitation at the Chapel - Franklin and Downs, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, Ca. 95350 will be on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 from 10am-4pm. Service will be at 11am.
February 11, 1932 ~ November 3, 2010 Dan Germino was born on February 11, 1932 in Los Banos to Salvador "Dan" and Rose Germino. He passed away November 3, 2010 in Los Banos. Dan graduated from Los Banos High School where he served as Captain of the 1949 Championship Football Team for the Los Banos Tigers. He also was a member of the Track team and FFA. After graduating high school, Dan worked for Inland Aviation Company, loading chemicals in airplanes, until he left to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict (1952-1954). Upon returning from the Korean War, Dan married his high school sweetheart, Erma George and built their home where they were currently residing. Dan worked for Pacific Bell as a Line Assigner and Installer, until he made the decision to go into farming full-time. Over the last 41 years of farming, Dan was diversified in raising cattle, rabbits, and growing cantaloupes, sugar beets, cotton, alfalfa, corn and winter grain crops. He was awarded the 1990 Conservationist of the Year presented by the Merced County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and Los Banos Sportsman. Dan loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved spending time with his family and friends, to joke and make people laugh. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, gambling, playing cards and dominoes with his friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Dan S. and Rose Germino. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Erma Germino; his sons Michael (Tracey), Mark, and Tom (Tina); his grandchildren Jason, Eric, Mitchell, Megan, Matthew Germino and Kiauna Militello. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 11, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m./Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel, Los Banos. Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 12, 10:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the San Joaquin Veterans Cemetery.
JEWELL, Gerri: 81; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 4; memorial contributions to Food From the Heart, P.O. Box 3908, Santa Barbara 93130; arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. LECHUGA, Manuel: 88; of Atas-cadero; died Nov. 6; arrange¬ments by Chapel of the Roses Mortuary and Crematory in Atascadero. MACIAS, Ramon: 85; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 1; visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary 6 p.m. today at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels Santa Barbara location; Mass 10 a.m.
June 22, 1914 - November 7, 2010 All who knew her said she never knew a stranger. The oldest of eleven children, Dorothy Karle Caston Ginsberg was born in Sheridan, Wyoming to Ruth and Samuel Caston on June 22, 1914. She grew up on a sweet potato farm in the San Fernando Valley and in 1932 was crowned Miss Pacoima. While working in a pie shop she met Abe Ginsberg, a pie salesman and they married in Los Angeles, August 17, 1940. During WWII she took over his pie route while he was away at war. She also worked as one of Los Angeles County's first female bus drivers. It was her strength and determination that got the family through many difficult times. The family moved to Fresno in 1953 and, after raising their own family, Dorothy and her husband were foster parents to over 150 children. Dorothy was proud to have served as "Mother of the Year"-1967 for Fresno County. She and Abe may have been the only couple to be "Mother and Father (1954) of the Year" for Fresno. In their later years they relocated to Merced. The family would like to thank the staff of Country Villa Merced for the very special care given to their mother. She is survived by her children (and in-laws) Bob and Joanne Mack, Philip, David, Alan, Suzi Balestra, Nate and Cheri and, a special foster daughter, Shirley Hampton. "Nana" also leaves thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Five siblings also survive; Thursel Roatcap, Darlene Bagby, Julie Keith, Homer and John Caston. She is preceded in death by her husband, Abe, siblings Ernestine Ruffin, Roberta Bailey, Sam, Art and Clinton Caston, a grandaughter, Wendy Lozano and great-grandson, Jeremy Mack. Service will be held Friday, November 12, 10:30am at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel. Burial, 1pm, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
Daisy Sweetland February 26, 1920 - November 2010 Daisy Sweetland passed away November 9, 2010 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House. She was 90 . Daisy was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on February 26, 1920. She moved to Portland, Oregon at a very early age and lived in Oregon in her formative years. She graduated from Grant High School in Portland. Daisy attended Oregon State University affiliating with the Delta Delta Delta sorority. In 1940, Daisy married Earle Sweetland who was recently commissioned in the US Army. This began a 30 year association with the military. In 1948, Earle transferred to the newly formed United States Air Force. During this 30 year period, Daisy moved numerous times living in New Mexico, Washington, Nebraska, California, Alabama, England, Louisiana and Germany Following Earle's last assignment at Vandenberg AFB, Daisy and Earle settled in Lompoc, Ca, living there until moving to Dale Commons, Modesto, in 2005. Daisy was recently a resident at Casa De Modesto. During her years of living in various locations, Daisy, in addition to running the household, became very active as a Red Cross volunteer. This volunteer work began in Omaha, Nebraska and continued in California, England and Louisiana. In each military location, Daisy also served in the various Officers Wives clubs. She was very active for many years in the Republican Women of Santa Barbara County as well as Lompoc Chamber of Commerce activities. Daisy's other interests included gardening, reading and needlepoint When first at Dale Commons, Daisy took charge in the planting and maintaining of the flower boxes on the grounds of Dale Commons.. Earle passed away in 2007. He and Daisy were married for 67 years. She is survived by her sister Ethel Roberts of Lompoc; her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Bobbie Sweetland of Modesto; daughter Karen Sweetland of Portland, Oregon; grandson Lt. Col. Mike Sweetland and wife Laurie of Bellevue, Nebraska; granddaughter Molly Boyer and husband Brion of Broomfield, Colorado: grandson Craig Southwick of Portland, Oregon; and her four great-grandchildren Greg Sweetland, McKenna and Will Thompson, and Tanner Boyer. There will be no services.
DAN GERMINO FEB 11, 1932 - NOV 3, 2010 Dan Germino was born February 11, 1932 in Los Banos to Salvador 'Dan' and Rose Germino. He passed away November 3, 2010 in Los Banos. Dan graduated from Los Banos High School where he served as Captain of the 1949 Championship Football Team for the Los Banos Tigers. He also was a member of the Track team and FFA. After graduating high school, Dan worked for Inland Aviation Company, loading chemicals in airplanes, until he left to served his country in the U.S., during the Korean Conflict (1952-1954). Upon returning from the, , Dan married his high school sweetheart, Erma George and built their home where they were currently residing. Dan worked for Pacific Bell as a Line Assigner and Installer, until he made the decision to go into farming full-time. over the last 41 years of farming, Dan was diversified in growing cotton, alfalfa, corn, winter grain crops, cantaloupes, sugar beets and raising cattle and rabbits. He was awarded the 1990 Conservationist of the Year presented by the Merced County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War and Los Banos Sportsman. Dan loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved spending time with his family and friends, to joke and make people laugh. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, gambling, playing cards and dominoes with his friends. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Dan S. and Rose Germino. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Erma Germino; his sons Michael (Tracey), Mark, and Tom (Tina); his grandchildren Jason, Eric, Mitchell, Megan, Matthew Germino and Kiauna Collins. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 11, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel, Los Banos. Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 12, 10:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at San Joaquin Valley Nat'l Cemetery.
DANNY AU - YEUNG NOV 10, 1945 - NOV 7, 2010 Danny was born in China to Bo Sing Poon and Oi Lin Kong. He leaves behind his wife Runxing Chen, and his children Ryan Au of Waipahu, Hi, Kelley Au-Bryan of San Jose, Heather Au-Phuong of San Gabriel, Randy Au of Livingston, Amy Au of Los Angeles, Lily Au-Yeung of Merced and Holly Au-Yeung of Merced. He also leaves his two grandchildren, Kerrie and Jake Phuong. Viewing will be held Friday November 12, 2010 from 9:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 13, 2010 also at Turlock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
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 W. Filante 58, of Loma Rica passed away on November 7, 2010. Per his request no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA.
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Dawn Marie Perry was born to Jim and Margie Perry in July 1964 in Berea, Ohio, and died of heart failure Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in Austin, Texas. Dawn moved with her parents and two brothers, Scott and Todd Perry, to San Luis Obispo in 1972, Atascadero in 1976, then to Alaska in 1977. They returned to Atascadero in 1978. Dawn attended school in Atascadero, except for the years in Alaska, and graduated from Atascadero High School. Through the years she worked in many capacities: waitress, quality control inspector, title officer and noted arts quilter, but most importantly, she was the mother of Nathan Perry. Dawn embraced the Arts. She exhibited her quilting skills in Open Studio Tours in both north and south counties and private showings, and was a member and exhibitor on the Red Elephant website. She will be missed by all of those who knew her. Dawn is survived by her son, Nathan Phillip Perry (Mayra); parents, Jim and Margie Perry; brothers Scott (Sheryl) Perry and Todd Perry; Uncle Paul George (Heidi) Gesso; Aunt Judy (Rex L. Hutton); and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charles and Elizabeth Perry; and maternal grandparents, Paul and Margaret Gesso. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 West Mall in Atascadero, with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Benevolence Fund, Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422.
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James C. De Greek, Sr. Nov. 14, 1934 - Nov. 5, 2010 James C. De Greek, Sr. of Newark. Died in his home November .....
. During his enlistment he was stationed in Boston, Massachusetts where he met Emily Thomas, his bride to be. They were married on January 2nd 1955 and returned to the Humboldt area, residing in Ferndale. They had three children, James, Timothy and Debra. In 1966 Delbert took his family to Moses Lake, Washington where he went to work for Arden's Dairy Plant as a pasteurizer. During his years in Moses Lake, Delbert won awards for Trap Shooting, enjoyed deer and elk hunting and farming. In 1988 he retired from the dairy plant and once again returned to Humboldt County. This time Delbert fulfilled a lifelong dream of returning to Ferndale and farming on his family's property on Goble Lane. The Goble's had pioneered and settled this land in the 1800's and now Delbert had returned to carry on the family legacy. For the past twenty two years Delbert and Emily have been living on Goble Lane, welcoming family, friends and neighbors to the community. Delbert further pursued his passions for woodworking, photography and restoring and rebuilding tractors, balers and rakes. Delbert became well known for being the expert when it came to balers. Friday morning, November 5th 2010, Delbert passed away at his home on Goble Lane. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered by his loving wife Emily, son James & wife Cindy, daughter Debra & husband Keith, sister Patricia & husband Jim, sister Arlene& husband Don, grandchildren Jennifer, Amy, Timothy, Jacob, Michael, Aaron, Isaac, Sarah & Rachel and six great grandchildren. Del was preceded in death by parents Chester and Thelma and son Timothy. Funeral services will be held for Delbert on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Goble's Fortuna Mortuary. A reception will follow with all friends and family welcome. A small private family internment will conclude at Ocean View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Goble's Fortuna Mortuary. Please sign the guest book at
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Helen Mary (Bettencourt) Dickinson Oct. 12, 1930 - Nov. 7, 2010 Resident of Livermore Helen Mary Dickinson was born on October 12, 1930 and .....
Dino John Mencarini, Sr., Resident of Burlingame, August 30, 1920-Nov. 8, 2010, Passed away suddenly on November 8, 2010. Dino was born August 30, 1920 in San Francisco, an only child of Frank & Tresa Mencarini., He was a veteran of, where he served in the Navy CB's. He worked in consctruction for L.C. Smith as a heavy equipment operator for 40 years. He enjoyed dancing, bowling, golf and belonged to the Peninsula Social Club and spent many years of remodeling his home., He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Mafalda, of 63 years, his two son's, Dino Jr. and Oreste., Dino was loved and respected by his family and will be missed by all who knew him., The immediate family and close friends will hold a private service on Thursday, November 11th at Crosby N. Gray Funeral Home, 2 Park Road, Burlingame, CA.
Donald Bruce Walker Resident of San Jose Born on Santa Teresa Street in downtown San Jose on October 15, 1921. Eventually, his family moved to South 12th Street where he grew up. He remained a San Jose resident until his death on November 7, 2010. As a child, he attended several schools including Lincoln Grammar, Horsemann Elementary, Roosevelt Junior, and the original San Jose High School which was later torn down to build San Jose State College. He joined the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor and completed boot camp training in Oahu, Hawaii. He said many times that he "counted every rock and boulder on the road to the top of Diamond Head" during the military training he went through. As a soldier, he served bravely in battle during World War II. After the war, Don graduated from a trade school in San Francisco, and then worked for thirty years as Machinist for Westinghouse before retiring. He is survived by many including his stepsons Don and Gary Jackson, daughters-in-law Sandy and Marilyn Jackson, and several grandchildren including Jay Jackson, Jamie Jackson, Mary Jackson, Brandon Garza, Brandy Thomas, Bethlyn Wallace and Nick Wallace, and finally by his great granddaughter Zoie Garza and a future Wallace great grandson due to be born in April of 2011. We loved him and will miss him greatly.
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Dorothy Isabell Williams Resident of Cupertino Jan. 8, 1921 - Nov. 6, 2010 Age 89, Dorothy slipped out of this life on Saturday. Cherished mother of Suzanne Williams, beloved sister of Helen Firenze and Edith Maciel. She is survived by her granddaughters, Ada Lee and Sylvia Marie; great-grandchildren, Brittaney, Christina and Adrian James. Native of Santa Clara Valley, Dorothy was an avid bowler, gardener, and an excellent cook. Her friends, immediate and extended family, The Comptons, will dearly miss her loving, generous and compassionate heart. Friends are invited to attend a Visitation from 7:00-9:00 P.M., on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollen-beck Ave., Sunnyvale. A Graveside Service will be held Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos.
Dorothy Yee May 31, 1941 - Nov. 6, 2010 Passed away at home on November 6, 2010. Beloved wife of Herman for 51 years. Devoted mother of Cheryl, Debbie and Derrick. Dear sister of Helen Owyang, Rita How, Claire Lee, the late Mary Wong, brother's Arthur, Daniel, and Wallace Fong. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A resident of San Mateo. Friends are invited to attend a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2010 at SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME, 977 So. El Camino Real in San Mateo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1 Notre Dame Avenue in San Mateo. Interment immediately following at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma. Donations to Sutter VNA & Hospice, 700 S. Claremont Street, San Mateo, CA 94402.
Dr. Michael George Galanis Nov. 12, 1955- Nov. 7, 2010 After a courageous eleven month battle with cancer, Dr. Michael George Galanis went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2010 with his family by his side. Michael was born on November 12, 1955 in Long Beach, CA. He graduated from Los Alamitos High School in 1973. He attended college at UC Irvine where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. In 1982, Michael completed medical school at La Universidad Autonoma in Guadalajara, Mexico and continued his internship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He completed his residency in adult psychiatry at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and comleted a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at
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.
KUNZ, E. Lorene May 18, 1915-November 5, 2010 Lorene Kunz, "Lorie," age 95, passed away on November 5th. A 45 year resident of Westchester, Lorie was born in Indiana and moved to Southern California as a teenager. She was predeceased by her mother, Julia, father, Henry, brothers, Jay and Harold, sisters, Dorothy, Helen and LaVerne and husband, Peter. She is survived by her children, Carol of Sacramento, and Charlie of Manhattan Beach, five grandchildren, Heidi, Rick, Jim, Rob and Brittany, and four great-grandchildren, Taraneh, Daminik, Jahan and Linus. Viewing will be held on Thursday, November 11, at Holy Cross Mortuary at 8:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. and interment.
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Eric Deaville Altree November 10, 1932November 5, 2010 Of Sausalito, passed away peacefully November 5th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in the Chatham Village neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. After attending, and serving in the, , Eric graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from Stanford University in 1961. He began his career in real estate with Coldwell Banker in Palo Alto, later working for Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco before joining the Sausalito-based firm EMIC in 1975, where he served as President and property management consultant for three decades. Toward the end of his career, he established his own property management firm, Altree Management Group, also based in Sausalito. Not long after Eric arrived in Sausalito, he built his beloved houseboat "Olympia" on the Issaquah Dock, where he made his home for over 35 years, and where he became a devoted member of Sausalito's waterfront community. Eric enjoyed the company of people from all walks of life, and he possessed a genuine warmth, booming laugh, and generosity of spirit that was unmistakable to those he met. During the final decade of his life, he was blessed to meet, and later marry, Roberta Montgomery Altree, who shares his love of history, art and culture, and together, they traveled the world. In addition to his wife Roberta, Eric is survived by two sons from his first marriage, Eric Altree of Mill Valley, and Nick Altree of Alexandria, VA, and his sister Joan Ergin of Harper's Ferry, WV. A memorial service and reception will be held at the Sausalito Yacht Club at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 12th.
Ed Knowles Ed Knowles was born January 26, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, PA and passed November 5, 2010 in Lompoc, CA. He is survived by Wendy, his wife of 38 years; daughter Paula Marshall and her husband Terry of Boise, ID; son Brad Knowles and his wife Heather of Cayucos, CA; son Craig Knowles and his wife Meredith of Lompoc; grandchildren Kylee and CJ Marshall and Grayson Knowles; brother William Knowles and his wife Linda of Upland, CA; sister Jean Gullick and her husband Chris of Hesperia, CA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings. Ed moved with his family from Pennsylvania to the Los Angeles area where he attended El Monte High School. He was one of the few athletes honored to play in the 1959 North-South All-Star Shrine football game. After his impressive high school football career, Ed was recruited by the University of Utah and played 4 years as both an offensive and defensive starting player. In 1966 Ed was hired to teach and coach at Cabrillo High School (which had just opened). For the next 35 years he was a dedicated member of the CHS staff. He met his wife Wendy in 1971 when she joined the Cabrillo staff. Together they raised their children in Lompoc. Ed was a genuinely humble, soft-spoken man who touched the lives of many athletes and students throughout his career. He was respected by his colleagues as well as his opponents. As a family man, Ed was a dedicated son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather who set everlasting examples of honesty, devotion, love and hard work for his children, grandchildren and all who knew him. In his spare time, Ed enjoyed honing his skills in the woodshop making handcrafted furniture, wooden bowls and holiday items. It brought him great joy sharing those items with friends and family. These items will forever be cherished by those who received them. As a member of the Village Country Club, he also enjoyed perfecting his skills on the golf course. For those who played with him, he was known as a quiet but fierce competitor. Ed will be remembered and cherished by many. A celebration of Ed's life will be held in Lompoc at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed's honor to the Lompoc Hospital Foundation (P. O. Box 883, Lompoc, CA 93438) or the Cabrillo High School Football Program (4350 Constellation Road, Lompoc, CA 93436). Cremation arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
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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
Elaine Noll was born in Weissport, Pa., on May 11, 1930. She went to be with the Lord at on Nov. 7, 2010., Elaine was an honor student in Lehighton Pennsylvania High School and also graduated from Allentown Business College in 1950. Elaine and her husband, Bob, moved to California in 1954 and to Ventura in 1956. She worked for Ventura County Elections Division for 12 years., Elaine was not only loved by her family but by many friends and neighbors who attended her Bible studies. She had a deep seated love and appreciation for the Bible and spent many hours learning in personal Bible study. She studied with many gifted teachers and listened daily to the Dr. J. Vernon McGee BACK TO THE BIBLE radio program. Dr. Adrian Rodgers was her Sunday favorite when she was unable to attend Church regularly., Elaine started her Bible studies in the home of Frances Kingsley before Bible Study Fellowship came to Ventura. She became a leader for BSF and continued her home Bible studies in the home of Norma Zuber during the summers. She attended Community Bible Study in Camarillo for eight years after that., Elaine had a unique way of sharing the things she learned with those attending her Bible studies (which she wrote herself). She asked questions she wanted answered and then studied as a group to find the answers. One of her most poignant questions was, If you were accused of being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you? Once while working in the Elections Division, she realized that money was being taken from her desk drawer so Elaine put a note in the drawer saying simply, U.R. a thief John 3:16., Elaine was an excellent knitter and needle pointer. She won numerous awards at the County Fairs for her work. Elaine was a great mother, cook and baker., Elaine leaves behind her husband, Bob; her son, Jeff and his wife Susan, and her granddaughter, Kimberly; her daughter, Robin; and her brother, Donald Schoenberger of New York. The family would like to thank the the people at the Venturan Convalescent Center for all the loving care for the last 22 months. A special thanks to Ofelia Cano Opie and Dr. Bruce Woodling., Elaine's memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Grace Lutheran Church, 6190 Telephone Road, Ventura., Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura, 642-8134. Please visit our website at www.dignity.com to leave loving tributes.
Elden Lee Sweet, Elden Lee Sweet died on Saturday, November 6, 2010 in Santa Maria. He was born October 9, 1920 and grew up in Old Orcutt. His parents were Mary and Walter Sweet., Elden enlisted in the, Air Force during WWII, and was a flight engineer on a B-17. When discharged he returned to Orcutt and became employed by Union Oil Co., and worked for them until retirement. He was also very active as a volunteer firefighter for the Orcutt Fire Department., He was married to Verna Mitchell and they had 30 years wonderful years together, traveling to Hawaii, Idaho, Colorado, and many more places of interest., Elden is survived by his step-children, Sandra Byrd and her husband Elwin, Larry Mitchell and his wife Jeannette, and three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren., Elden was preceded in death by his wife Verna Elden in 2001, sister Marie Sweet Dunlap and his brother Edward Sweet., Per Elden's request, there will be no services., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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.
Elena Bianchini Catelli Oct 10, 1910 to Nov 7, 2010 Beloved wife of Bruno Catelli, survived by her loving daughter Edith Catelli Openshaw (Dr. Harry Openshaw) and Joan Catelli; grandchildren Anne, John and David. Elena was a native of San Francisco. She started the first sight-saving program in San Francisco at Polytechnic High School and later transferred to Lowell High School where she taught Italian, Spanish and Sophomore Goals and worked as a guidance counselor for thirty-five years. Family, Italian language and culture, classical music, and her relationships made at Lowell with staff and students gave her life meaning and purpose. Elena met life's challenges with courage, humility and dignity. The family wishes to thank her loving caregivers - Marilyn, Irma, Rosie, Ena and Martha (deceased). With their help, mom was able to continue to live in her own home. Elena's Rosary will take place at the Green Street Mortuary (649 Green St), in San Francisco on November 11th, 2010 at 7pm until 9pm. Elena's Funeral will take place at Saints Peter and Paul Church (666 Filbert St.) on November 12th, 2010 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Elena Bianchini Catelli Scholarship c/o Lowell Alumni Association, Mr. Terry Abad. P.O. Box 320009, S.F. CA 94132. You may wish to sign the memorial guest book at SF gate.com/chronicle/obituaries.
Elizabeth Jean Shandera Resident of San Jose May 23, 1924-October 24, 2010 Elizabeth Shandera passed away peacefully on October 24, 2010. She touched everyone with her positive outlook on life. Elizabeth Jean English was born in Aberdeen, Washington. She graduated from Hoquiam High School, and from Washington State University. During World War II, Elizabeth proudly worked for Boeing as a mechanic, assembling and installing side gun ports on the B-17; later in her life, Elizabeth enjoyed going to air shows to see these airplanes that she helped build, and always impressed the young men flying and caring for these antique airplanes with her knowledge of how the aircraft were manufactured. After the war, she worked in retail as a buyer for Wolff's Department Stores in the Pacific Northwest, travelling all over the country. Later in life after raising her children, Elizabeth returned to retail for a time, working for Bergman's Department Store on Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen. Elizabeth was an enthusiastic volunteer worker for politicians and causes she believed in. She was a dedicated supporter of strong women candidates for office and was proud that she worked on the campaigns of California Assemblywoman Leona Egeland and of San Jose Mayor Janet Gray Hayes, the first woman to be the mayor of a major US city. She was an active member of the American Association of University Women, serving as chapter president, and was a lifelong supporter of education for women. Elizabeth believed that women should have successful and exciting career opportunities, and was very proud of her own accomplishments as well as of the women in her family who succeeded in banking, medicine and other careers many years before career women became more common. She volunteered for Head Start and other programs involving education. Elizabeth supported many causes and was particularly devoted to civil rights and women's issues, supporting gun control, opposing legislation which would limit women's rights to choice, supporting gay rights, supporting environmental legislation and other causes which she felt were important for the liberty, fairness, and happiness of her fellow Americans, and particularly American women. Many people fondly remember Elizabeth rolling her wheelchair in marches and demonstrations supporting these causes. At home, Elizabeth was an enthusiastic gardener, an inveterate puzzle solver, and an insatiable reader of any book she could get her hands on, fiction or non-fiction, current or classic. Elizabeth is survived by her sons Kirk Flatow of San Jose and Bruce Flatow of Santa Cruz, her sister Irene Street of Aberdeen, Washington and her sister-in-law Alma English of Seattle, Washington. She was preceded in death by her brothers Sam English and David English, both of whom she loved dearly and missed daily. Elizabeth would happily and proudly recount the adventures and achievements of her family to anyone. Elizabeth was also profoundly grateful to her long-term caregiver and friend Miliame Qoroya, who made Elizabeth's last years more full and joyful. Friends and family are invited to a service at the Stone Church in Willow Glen at 1937 Lincoln Avenue in San Jose at 2pm on Friday, November 19. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elizabeth's name are appreciated, to either your favorite charity, or to the Northern California MS Society 1700 Owen Street, Suite 190, San Francisco, California 95158, phone 800.344.4867, web http://www.nationalmssociety .org/chapters/CAN/index.aspx.
Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif. For more: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire/ci_16063546
Ella Louise (Mandes) Eddy, Age 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep, meeting her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 4th, 2010. Ella Louise was born in Los Alamos, CA., She was preceded in death by her parents James and Carrie Eddy, brother Charles Eddy and sister Marion Lewis. She is survived by her daughter Erlyne Syverson (Richard), of Eagan, MN.; son James Mandes of Vernonia, OR.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces and one nephew., Interment will be in the Los Alamos Cemetery at a later date.
DeArmond, Emily Marie October 28, 1992 - November 7, 2010 Serv: Abiding Savior Lutheran, Lake Forest, Sat. 11:30AM 11/13/10
Eric Deaville Altree Nov. 10, 1932 - Nov. 5, 2010 Eric D. Altree, of Sausalito, passed away peacefully on November 5th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in the Chatham Village neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. After attending, and serving in the, , Eric graduated from Stanford University in 1961. He made his career in real estate as a property management consultant, joining the Sausalito-based firm EMIC in 1975, where he served as President for three decades. Toward the end of his career, he established his own property management firm, Altree Management Group, also based in Sausalito. Not long after he arrived in Sausalito, he built his beloved houseboat "Olympia" on the Issaquah Dock, where he made his home for over 35 years, and where he became a devoted member of Sausalito's waterfront community During the final decade of his life, he was blessed to meet, and later marry, Roberta Montgomery Altree, who shares his love of history, art and culture, and together, they traveled the world. In addition to his wife Roberta, Eric is survived by two sons from his first marriage, Eric Altree of Mill Valley, and Nick Altree of Alexandria, VA., and his sister Joan Ergin of Harper's Ferry, WV. A memorial service and reception will be held at the Sausalito Yacht Club at 2:00pm on Friday, November 12th.
Esaul Navarro-Munoz January 12, 1941 - November 5, 2010 Esaul Navarro-Munoz was born in Ranch San German, San Francisco Del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico, to parents Pascual Navarro and Marcelina Munoz. Esaul had been a resident of Bakersfield for over 45 years. He was an irrigation supervisor for D & J Farm Management, where his passion was farming. He was very proud of where he worked. Esaul lived his life his way, happy. He had many friends and loved his family dearly, here and in Mexico. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary starting at 6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. Mass will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Guadalupe, 601 E. California Ave. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
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 James Fanucchi, Sr., Resident of San Bruno, Loving husband and father, cherished Nonno. Gene passed away peacefully on November 7, 2010 at the age of 88. He was the loving husband of almost 70 years to the late Ann Marie Fanucchi. He is survived by his son, Eugene (Stephanie), daughter Helen Escobedo (John), grandchildren, Jeri Lyn Graves, Gina Fanucchi, E. J. Fanucchi, Anthony Escobedo, Joseph Escobedo and four great-grandchildren. Gene was born in San Francisco to Eugenio and Anita Fanucchi and is survived by his sisters, Yvonne Steuben (Jack) deceased, Theresa Bartolomei (Leo) deceased, and Anita Grivette (Hugh). He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. No one had a name with Gene; everyone to him was either "babe" or "hon". Prior to retiring after almost thirty years service, he was a Parks and Recreation foreman for the City of San Bruno., Family and friends are invited to visit after 4 PM on Thursday, November 11, 2010 and attend the Vigil service at 7 PM at CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, 194 Millwood Dr. at El Camino Real in Millbrae. The Funeral will leave the Chapel on Friday, November 12, 2010, 10 AM and proceed to St. Robert's Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Road at Oak in San Bruno where the funeral Mass will be cclebrated at 10:30 AM. Committal will follow the service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma., In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice. Chapel of the Highlands,, Millbrae, CA, (650) 588-5116
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, , 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
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Eunice "Linda" Sneed, 1943 2010, Family and friends mourn the loss of Eunice "Linda" Sneed, who passed away Saturday, November 6 from ovarian cancer., Linda was born November 27, 1943 in Southern California; and grew up in South Gate. She attended St. Helen's Elementary School and Pius X High School, graduating in 1962. The following year she married her big brother's best friend, Terrence Sneed. The couple settled at first in Bell, California; then moved to Redondo Beach in 1969. In 1974, with the family now including four children, they moved to Santa Maria, where their youngest child, Mary, was born; they have lived there ever since., As well as being a devoted wife and mother, Linda worked outside the home. She was a teacher's aide at Oakley Elementary School for several years, and a page at the Santa Maria Public Library. Most recently, she worked in the library at Fairlawn Elementary School, where she enjoyed helping children discover the joys of reading., Linda enjoyed reading, both fiction and non-fiction. She enjoyed needlepoint, and looking at the heavens through her telescope. She had been researching her own and her husband's family genealogies for some time, tracing them back to the seventeenth century. Because she had a curious and eager mind, she enjoyed hearing about her children's various interests and pursuits., She is preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Merlin "Bud" and Darlene McGovern. She is survived by Terrence, her husband of 47 years; daughter Mary Woltman and son-in-law Steve, of Albuquerque, with grandchildren Trinity, Noah and Sean; daughter Leslie Pinson and son-in-law Gene, of Aurora, Colorado, with grandson Jon; daughter Belinda Egan and son-in-law Bill, of San Jose, California, with grandchildren Allison and Terrence; son Sean of Germantown, Maryland; and son Brian of Long Beach, California., Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at St. Louis deMontfort Church, followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2010, also at St. Louis deMontfort Church. Interment will follow in the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at
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.
1928 ~ 2010 Francis Swinge, age 82, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 4th, at his home. Chowchilla is the town where Francis was born in 1928 and where he happily chose to live the rest of his life. In 1953, he married his wife, Marjie, with whom he built a very loving home and a successful business. Francis and Marjie's son, Bruce, was added to their family in 1957. Through the years Francis was actively involved with many civic organizations in Chowchilla such as the 20/30 Club, Eagles and most notably was a member of the Chowchilla Rotary Club for 50 years. Although not an official civic group, the morning coffee group at A and R Refrigeration for many years provided him community with friends and lots of entertainment daily. At Farmers Hardware, which he owned and operated for over 50 years, he was known to many Chowchillians as the man with the answers. But most importantly, Francis will be remembered as a very kind, caring and honorable man who will be very missed. He is survived by his wife, Marjie Zwinge of Chowchilla; son, Bruce Zwinge of Los Angeles, and many unofficially adopted daughters, sons, and grandchildren dear to his heart. Services will be held at Worden's Chapel in Chowchilla on Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Hinds Hospice in Merced.
FRANKIE STURGES, 81, of Santa Maria passed away Saturday, November 6th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, Ca.
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FAYE THOMPSON, 84 of Oceano passed away Monday, November 1st 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach,
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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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Alister McAlister, who served in the Assembly for 16 years, died Monday at his home near Wilton in Sacramento County. He was 80.
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Diana Lea Mullaly Francis, 70, of Galt, died Oct. 20. She was born Oct. 27, 1939 in Sebastopol. Mrs. Francis was a retired bookkeeper. She .....
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 (Frankie) Lavine Sturges, 1929-2010, Frank was born April 8, 1929 in Jay Oklahoma, the son of James Alva Sturges and Ira May Sturges (Dick) and passed away November 6, 2010 at home with his family. Frank was the youngest of 8 children, two brothers: Jim and George, and five sisters: Cynthia, Jessie, Christine, Gerry and Geneva., Frank grew up in Arroyo Grande and graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 1948. After high school he moved to Oregon where he worked in a lumber mill as an oilier. He moved back to Arroyo Grande where he worked for his father-in-law at Baxter Lumber Co. He worked several more jobs before he found his calling by starting Coast Vacuum Truck Service in 1971. The company grew and prospered until he closed the doors and retired December 31, 1988., His hobbies included spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and buying classic cars and restoring them. Summers were spent at their cabin in South Lake Tahoe with family and friends. He was a member of the world famous Santa Maria, 1568 and the Petroleum Club of Santa Maria. Frank lived his life with Dignity, integrity and a strong work ethic., Frank is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 61 years, Betty June (Gardner) Sturges, who he was a true gentleman for. In 61 years of marriage she never had to fill up her car with gas. He is also survived by one sister Gerry; two daughters: Karon (Sturges) Tomlinson and Debra (Sturges) Melbyl; four grandchildren: Aaron Sturges-Melby, Robyn Tomlinson, Ian Tomlinson and Alexander Melby: and great-grandchildren Aiden Frank Sturges-Melby and soon to arrive Adalyn Sturges-Melby., The family would like to thank the Hospice Partners of the Central Coast for their loving support and care during his final days., Funeral services are open to all and will be at Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel. 1239 Longbranch Ave. Grover Beach CA, 93433. The service will start at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 15th 2010. A Reception will follow at The Gate Vineyard Fellowship 3010 Skyway Dr. Suite A. Santa Maria, CA. 93455. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.
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.
Fred Di Nuzzo, Resident of Los Gatos, July 3, 1927-Nov. 6, 2010, Fred is survived by his wife Mary of 63 years, his three children Tom, Janet, and John. Four grandchildren are Christopher, Robbie, Annie and Lisa., Visitation service will be held at DARLING FISCHER Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos on Wednesday, November 10 at 5:30 pm, with a vigil at 7 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Cabrini Church at 15333 Woodard Ave, San Jose on Thursday, November 11 at 10am with burial services to follow at Los Gatos Memorial Park.
Frederick Glesener Date of birth 2/21/1922 Date of Death 11/7/2010 Born in Michigan, long time resident of South San Francisco and most recently San Mateo. Loving husband of Pauline, his beloved wife of 57 years. Adored father of Kathryn, William (Loretta), Mary, Elizabeth (Judson), Christianne and Barbara. Loving brother of Barbara Abbott. Grandfather of Jennifer, Judson, Alison, Robert, Daniel, John, Wayne, Nikolaus, Theodore, Jasmine, Carmen, Grace and Monica. Son of Fred and Evelyn Glesener. Beloved uncle to Paul, Janet and Mark (deceased). Brother-in-law to Paul and Bette Moosbrugger (Matthew, Mitchell, Melanie) of Atlanta. Fred was a long time business owner of Glesener Industrial Supplies in South San Francisco. Long time active parishioner of St. Veronica's Parish and most recently St. Gregory's. Throughout his life, Fred, or Fritz as known by his cowboy and rodeo friends, enjoyed his Cal Poly reunions, road trips with his beloved brother in-law, George Abbott, fishing, gardening, cooking, frame making and spending time with his beloved family. His family will forever remember him for his kind heart, his deep sense of humility, integrity and his unending devotion to his "sweety pie" of 57 years. We will miss you every day Pops, you now have all the answers. Family and friends may visit at Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home, 977 So. El Camino Real in San Mateo on Friday November 12, 2010 at 9:30. Funeral Mass to follow at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, 28th and Hacienda Street in San Mateo at 11:00 with his interment at St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Contributions may go to your favorite charity.
1927 ~ 2010 Gene St. Onge of San Diego passed away on the 4th of November. Born May 15, 1927 in San Francisco to May and Oscar Johnson, she was a 1945 graduate of George Washington High School and ultimately a loan officer for Bank of America. Always a great lover of music, she met her husband Ralph at one of the many ballrooms of the day where he tended bar at clubs featuring Billie Holliday and Johnny Mathis. She raised her children Randy St. Onge of Apple Valley and Tracie St. Onge Masi of San Diego in Yuba City and Merced CA. where she was extremely active supporting the Merced Marching 100, and became a proud member of the Merced River Chapter of the DAR. Moving to San Diego in 1999, she became known as "Nanny" to many students of Dailard Elementary, Pershing Middle and Patrick Henry High Schools through her volunteer work at holiday carnivals, the Rolling Reader program, numerous fundraisers and especially school music programs. She derived her greatest joy from watching her grandchildren perform with the Patrick Henry Marching Patriots at Friday football games. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by a son-in-law Captain Stephen Masi, USN, her grandchildren Caitlin Woitt, Francesca St. Onge Masi and Dominic Vito Masi, her beloved "grand-dogs" Rodney, Mars and Fly, and adopted horses Mack and Tee. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spirit of 76 Boosters for a music scholarship, named for Gene, to be made available to students in need. Donations can be made to: Spirit of 76 Boosters, PO Box 19632, San Diego, CA 92159, spiritof76boosters.com
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Shirley Ann Barker Gillespie May 11, 1949 ~ Nov. 1, 2010 Resident of Dublin Shirley Ann Barker Gillespie passed away on Monday, November 1, .....
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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George Saites, 80, of Oak Run died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
GERALDINE DANIELS, 98 of Grants Pass, Or. passed away September 10th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, Ca
Passed away Monday, November 8, 2010 in Sebastopol. Gerry is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Laby (1997). She is survived by her three daughters, Lorry of Santa Rosa, Terry of Sedona, AZ. and Wendy of Santa Rosa; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Gerry was a School Teacher for over 20 years at Bennett Valley Elementary and a long time member of Shomrei Torah Congregation. She gave back to her community in so many ways, as a docent for the downtown Santa Rosa Museum, a volunteer for Gleaners for many years and assisted many with her kindness and caring. Her family will always remember her as a "Gourmet Cook". Friends and family are invited to attend a Chapel Service today, Wednesday November 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Rabbi George Gittleman officiating. Interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Please join the family this evening, Wednesday November 10th at 7:00 p.m. for a Minyon and remembrance at Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any community food bank. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
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Anthony John Giusto Resident of Alameda was born in Oakland, California June 19. 1920 and departed peacefully on Saturday November 6, 2010 at Alameda .....
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on November 4, 2010 in Santa Rosa, CA at the age of 97. A native of Los Angeles, CA, she resided in Santa Rosa the past 72 years. She was the loving wife of the late E. A. "Bud" Berner for 56 years. Glenna is survived by her three daughters: Susan (Fred) Coudeyre-Jackson, Nancy (Rich) Boone, and Laurie Thomas; her eight grandchildren and their families: Marc, Julie, Kevin, Brian, Paul, Eric, Matthew, and Joel; including twelve great-grandchildren; and extended family. Home, her faith and church, family and friends were important to Glenna. She was a Board member of the , and for twenty-five years she drove cancer patients to their appointments. Glenna was a founding member of the Santa Rosa Garden Club, and was also a member and an officer in Omega Nu Sorority. A Memorial Celebration for Glenna will be held, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. Graveside services at Santa Rosa Memorial Park will be private. Those desiring may make contributions to the Memorial Fund of First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or the, , 1451 Guerneville Rd., Ste. 220, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
Shappell, Goldie January 12, 1917 - Novemer 6, 2010 Goldie Shappell, 93, passed away peacefully in her home on November 6, 2010. She was born January 12, 1917 in Manila, Philippine Islands. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard Shappell. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Masciana and grandson Sean Masciana. No services are pending.
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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Guadalupe "Lupe" T. Gutierrez, our dear "Mami" and "Grammy," passed away in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2010.
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
KREKORIAN, Haig Born on June 6, 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island. Passed away on November 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Services will take place November 12, 2010 11:00 a.m at St. James Armenian Apostolic Church, 4950 West Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, California 90056. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to St. James Armenian Apostolic Church. Holy Cross Mortuary (310) 836-5500
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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 for 69 years. 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
Starr, Harold H(Hallelujah) March 22, 1925 - November 6, 2010 Born in Detroit, Harold came to California on vacation with his mother at age eleven and Los Angeles became their home when his father and sister joined them. He was in the Navy for two years and then in the reserves as an Ensign. A lifelong Bruins fan and UCLA graduate, class of 1947, he was a member of Sigma Mu fraternity. He majored in marketing and following graduation opened an office with a fraternity brother and specialized in accounting and insurance. He then became a real estate broker and put together numerous property transactions in California and throughout the country. In his later career he added Professional Mediator to his many areas of expertise. Harold loved life and made friends wherever he went. He particularly loved to travel throughout the world and make jewelry for his friends and family. For nearly 60 years he rarely missed a day at the gym and enjoyed the theater, UCLA basketball games and meeting his buddies for breakfast. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Geraldine, and three children and their spouses: Jeffery Starr, Thomas Caronna and his wife Wini, and Lisa Caronna and her husband David. Tragically, his daughter, Elyse Starr, died in an accident at age 15. He is also survived by his sister, Marcia Tracht, her husband, Jacob, and Harold's nieces, Berna and Avra. Grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive him. He was truly one of the good guys and was loved and admired by everyone. He will be deeply missed by all. A memorial will be held Friday, November 12 at 11 am at Gates Kingsley Gates Smith Salisbury Funeral Directors, 4220 South Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA Should you wish to make further acknowledgements, please consider a donation to the Elyse Starr Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o UCLA Alumni, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397.
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.
HELEN BERTRAND (WALTERS) 90 years old. Helen, a resident of Highgrove CA, passed away November 3, 2010. Helen was born January 16, 1920 in Riverside. She worked as a cashier in the bookstore at UCR and she retired in 1980. A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed her family and friends, bingo at the Goeske center and trips to Vegas and Laughlin. Helen is survived by her son Wayne Walters, and daughter Debbie Phelps both of Riverside. She has 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, and 2 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius (Bert) L. Bertrand, Charles Travis Walters, her son, Officer Larry Walters and 7 siblings. The graveside service will be held on Friday November 12th, at 11:00am at the Olivewood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make donations to JDRF Diabetes Research 1-800-533-2873. Acheson & Graham Mortuary (951) 688-1221
Helen Frances Bardecker August 24, 1919 - November 7, 2010 Our beloved mother passed away peacefully November 7, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. Mom was born in New Jersey to George and Margaretha Ulrich. She was the youngest of five children. Mom married our Dad, Irving Bardecker, also from New Jersey in 1941. They settled in Oak Tree and started their family. In the early 1950's they decided to move to Miami, Florida. Now as a family of seven, with five children to raise, being a previously stay-at-home Mom, she took a job as a cashier in a local grocery store chain in Miami. She continued work becoming a bookkeeper and office manager for a marine supply company until she and Dad decided to retire in 1980. Mom and Dad decided to move out west after many trips to visit sons and a daughter all of whom married and settled in California to start their families. Mom and Dad found their mountain community home in Tehachapi saying that it reminded them of Oak Tree, NJ. Mom, not being one to stay at home, quickly got involved with the Newcomer's Club and The Guild of Tehachapi Hospital. One focus of Mom's community involvement efforts was to help raise one million dollars for the Tehachapi Hospital. A few years after our Dad passed away in 2004, Mom moved to Bakersfield to be closer to some of her children. Mom was a wonderfully caring and compassionate person. For so many years and in so many ways she was the center and the 'rock' of our family. Throughout her life so many people looked to her because of her integrity, honesty and loyalty and respected her for how she lived her life. Mom is preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, and our Dad. She is survived by her children, son, Jim and wife Nancy of Sky Forest; son, Jerry and wife Barbara of Gardnerville, NV; daughter, Pat and husband Jim Turner of Bakersfield; daughter, Nancy Novak of Santa Paula; and daughter, Linda and husband Ed Nance of Corona; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great- grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m., held at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel, 321 West "F" Street, Tehachapi. A private burial will follow at a later date. Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Helen Bardecker may be made to The Guild of Tehachapi Hospital, P.O. Box 447, Tehachapi, CA 93581.
Helen Haines Clifford passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, in Shell Beach. Born in Manitowoc, Wis., in 1919, Helen became a Californian when her family moved to a warmer, drier climate to help her father recover from influenza. Her family settled in El Modena, Calif., (Orange County) and later moved several miles up the road to a cabin her father built in Modjeska Canyon. Helen married her high school sweetheart, Bob, in 1939 and they raised their family in Covina and San Dimas, Calif. Their lives were enriched by camping together, weeks in Newport Beach, boat adventures, pack trips to the Sierras and the infamous fifties era road trips. In addition to being a full-time mom, Helen was a constant volunteer. She worked with various groups at the Presbyterian Church, PTA, Girl Scouts and foreign exchange students with the AFS (American Field Service) program. Shortly after Bob''s death in 1976, Helen (aka Gram) moved north to her beloved house in Shell Beach. With the next 34 years, she became an accomplished sculptor, volunteered with community organizations, traveled, walked with friends, transformed her backyard into a veritable jungle and developed an everlasting bond with her grandchildren. She was a matriarch in the true sense of the word. Devoted to her family, she nonetheless befriended countless individuals whose lives were forever touched by her selflessness, optimism, grace and absolute belief in the goodness of love. Helen is survived by her children Gerry Clifford (Mary), Sue Clifford Davis (Ben) and Kathy Clifford Schultz (Brad); precious grandchildren David, Michael, Brian, Greg, Wendy, Tyler, Kristen, Robbie, Elisa and Tara; many great-grandchildren; and her constant canine companion, Butter, aka Shelby. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Robert Clifford. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at S. Palisades Park in Shell Beach. In case of rain, the gathering will take place at the Community Presbyterian Church in Pismo Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to the Community Presbyterian Church in Shell Beach or Hospice Partners of the Central Coast.
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.
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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
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.
Henry Zane Resident of Los Gatos Born June 10, 1922 in Wellesley, Mass. Attended Worchester Tech, graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Babson College. Served in World War II as Chief Engineer and Lt. in the US Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific areas including Okinawa. Later served in US Merchant Marine transporting vital supplies under the Marshall Plan to Bremen, Germany and Le Harve, France. Founder and owner for 30 years of Hamilton and Meridian Insurance Associates of San Jose. Predeceased by daughter Marcia Kleypas. Survived by wife Elsa, son Paul and wife Corrine and two granddaughters Jillian and Rebecca. Sisters Virginia Fegan and Edith Nanniceili of Massachusetts and Rita Long of Florida. And son-in-law Robert Kleypas of Idaho. Services to be held at Darling-Fischer Mortuary on 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos at 11 AM Thursday 11-11-10.
Herb Richards, 98, founder of the Rotten Robbie gas station chain, died Aug. 29, 2010.
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Mi Dae Ja (Theresa) Hwang Resident of Oakland Mi Dae Ja (Theresa) Hwang, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, with her .....
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
WALL, Ilene (Ide) (1923-2010), passed away on November 7, 2010 peacefully with her family by her side. She leaves behind her four children, Barbara (Howard), Jack (Sally), David (Jenny), Shirley (Greg), her six grandchildren, Brad, Lori (Tom), Heather (Steve), Aaron, Alan, Mark (Claudia) and her five great-granddaughters, Madison, Brooke, Jenevieve, Chloe and Juliana. Ilene will be sorely missed by all that loved and knew her. She will be forever in our hearts and will now be with her beloved Bill. Services at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, Wednesday, November 10th, at 1 p.m. (800) 576-1994
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Bess Iwamura, of Lodi, California entered into rest in Sacramento, CA on November 4, 2010, at the age of 88 with family at her side. .....
Jack R. Cook Born Johnie Roy Cook on July 14th, 1928 in Miami, Arizona he was known as Jack or Cookie to everyone! Jack left the copper mining town of Miami and went to Tempe Normal, which later became Arizona State University, before moving to San Francisco in 1950. He was always very mechanically inclined and good with his hands; he could fix anything. Upon arriving in San Francisco he took a job as an airline mechanic with Pan American Airways. This enabled him to travel around the world and later he met his wife Jennie, who was a stewardess and an accountant for Transocean Airlines. They were married in 1961 and had one child named Christopher. The family moved to the top of Piedmont Ct. in Larkspur in 1964. Jack lived a very balanced and full life. He loved to laugh, tell stories and be with people. He was a car enthusiast who restored 60s classic Mustangs. He built his first car at the age of 11. He and his family also enjoyed Quarter Midget Racing for 10 years culminating with two National Championships in 1972. Jack and Jennie were also true 49er Faithful fans. They have had 49ers season tickets since 1971 and Jack had tickets dating back to 1957. They also were privileged to attend four 49er's Super Bowl victories. Jack was easy to spot in Larkspur as he roared down Magnolia Ave. in his purple painted '67 Ranchero called "9ERJACK" with his faithful Chocolate Lab named "Jazz" hanging her happy face out the window. Jack worked as a Plant Manager for Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Daly City and as an Engineer and Salesman for Crown Cork and Seal. His local legacy was building the bottling lines, canning lines and infrastructure for The Anheuser Busch Budweiser Plant in Fairfield in 1977. He retired in 1994 after a mild stroke. Jack battled with dementia / alzheimers for five years and finally succumbed to his death by natural causes while in residency of a care facility in Novato on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at age 82. He is survived by his wife Jennie and son Chris. Memorial services will take place at Keaton's Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 16th. Memorial contributions may be sent to The or the YMCA Embarcadero 169 Steuart St. San Francisco, CA 94105 Attention: Nils / Adaptive PE., Jack R. Cook Born Johnie Roy Cook on July 14th, 1928 in Miami, Arizona he was known as Jack or Cookie to everyone! Jack left the copper mining town of Miami and went to Tempe Normal, which later became, , before moving to San Francisco in 1950. He was always very mechanically inclined and good with his hands; he could fix anything. Upon arriving in San Francisco he took a job as an airline mechanic with Pan American Airways. This enabled him to travel around the world and later he met his wife Jennie, who was a stewardess and an accountant for Transocean Airlines. They were married in 1961 and had one child named Christopher. The family moved to the top of Piedmont Ct. in Larkspur in 1964. Jack lived a very balanced and full life. He loved to laugh, tell stories and be with people. He was a car enthusiast who restored 60s classic Mustangs. He built his first car at the age of 11. He and his family also enjoyed Quarter Midget Racing for 10 years culminating with two National Championships in 1972. Jack and Jennie were also true 49er Faithful fans. They have had 49ers season tickets since 1971 and Jack had tickets dating back to 1957. They also were privileged to attend four 49er's Super Bowl victories. Jack was easy to spot in Larkspur as he roared down Magnolia Ave. in his purple painted '67 Ranchero called "9ERJACK" with his faithful Chocolate Lab named "Jazz" hanging her happy face out the window. Jack worked as a Plant Manager for Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Daly City and as an Engineer and Salesman for Crown Cork and Seal. His local legacy was building the bottling lines, canning lines and infrastructure for The Anheuser Busch Budweiser Plant in Fairfield in 1977. He retired in 1994 after a mild stroke. Jack battled with dementia / alzheimers for five years and finally succumbed to his death by natural causes while in residency of a care facility in Novato on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at age 82. He is survived by his wife Jennie and son Chris. Memorial services will take place at Keaton's Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 16th. Memorial contributions may be sent to The or the YMCA Embarcadero 169 Steuart St. San Francisco, CA 94105 Attention: Nils / Adaptive PE.
MRS. JOAN D. RIEDE, 73, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 9, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Age 73, a native of Hasty, AR and a resident of Madera and Chowchilla for 50 years passed away Sunday, October 31, 2010 at a Madera hospital. She was a homemaker. Johnnie is survived by her son Michael Webb and daughter Debi Webb-Hamilton both of Chowchilla, CA. Her sisters Louise of Nevada and Maxine of Georgia. She was the grandmother of 2 and great-grandmother of 7. Graveside services were held at Arbor Vitae Cemetery. Jay Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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REBERRY, Jack Dennis Long-time resident of Chapman Woods in Pasadena, passed away November 5, 2010. Born July 26, 1928 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to Floyd and Nell Reberry. He was the loving father of Joanie (Dan) Thomas and devoted grandfather of Ryan and Katie Thomas. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Irene Reberry. He is also survived by his sister Beverly Crapenhoft and his brother Don Reberry. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 11th at 10:30 a.m. at Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Church, San Marino. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association . Forest Lawn Memorial - Parks & Mortuaries, Glendale
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 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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James R. Green, MD, Resident of San Jose, Jim was born in 1920 and graduated from high school in Glenns Ferry, idaho in 1938. In 1942 he graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana and in the same year enrolled at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, earning his internship, he joined the Public Health Service and was assigned to a hospital in New Orleans. While attending Saint Louis University he married Alene May Rhode who passed away in 2006. In 1951 he transferred to the, and was stationed at Governor's Island in Oakland. He was named Senior Medical Officer in charge of the Base hospital. In 1954 he left government service and began a private medical practice in San Jose. In 1968 he served as President of the Medical Staff at O'Connor Hospital. Jim was very active in the sport of Trapshooting. in the year 2000 he was honored by being inducted into the California Trapshooters Hall of Fame. Jim retired from his medical practice in 1992 and continued to live in San Jose until his passing., Visitation at 9:30 AM and a Mass at 10:00 AM on Friday Nov. 12,2010 at St. Martin of Tours, 200 O'Connor Dr San Jose. Entombment Santa Clara Mission Centery Condolences may be offer at
James S. McChesney, age 84 of Ridgefield. Husband of Karen (Strand) McChesney. November 5, 2010. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 351 Main St., Ridgefield, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 12. Contributions may be sent to the Keeler Tavern Museum, Box 204, Ridgefield, CT 06877 or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, National Headquarters, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue (Suite 200), Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The Kane FuneralHome, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.
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.,
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.
Nusse, Jeanne Marie March 21, 1927 - November 4, 2010 Jeanne (83) passed away in Westminster California last Thursday. Jeanne was a fierce advocate of the people and very involved in politics throughout her lifetime. Her leadership and boundless energy will be missed. She is survived by her Son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at St. Cyprians church in Long Beach, 1pm Saturday 11-13. All are welcome to attend. Contact Luyben's Family Mortuary for information, 562-425-6401.
Jesus Rodolfo "Fito" Villarreal April 9, 1947 - November 5, 2010 Jesus Rodolfo Villarreal "Fito" was called home on November 5, 2010. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones after battling a brain tumor for six months. Fito was born April 9, 1947 in Linares, Nuevo Leon to Juan Jose and Guadalupe. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gabriela; his sons, Jesus Rodolfo Jr. and Julio Cesar; daughter, Sandra Veronica; daughter-in-law, Delia; and granddaughter, Alani Delia. He is preceded in death by his father, Juan Jose and brother, Juan Jose Jr. Fito was beloved by everyone he knew and came in contact with. He had an amazing spirit and smile that would light up any room. He was an amazing cook and his hobbies included welding, church and it's youth group, Guadalupanos, road trips, hosting, building, teaching, cars, and joking around. Viewing is Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 2-7 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Home, 1303 Glenwood St., in Delano. The Rosary will be Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at St. Theresa Church in Shafter. Funeral Mass will be said on Friday at 10 a.m., at St. Theresa Church. Burial will follow at Shafter Cemetery. Lane Family Funeral Home
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.
JOAQUIN "HENRY" GONZALES JR., 61, of Santa Maria, passed away November 8, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
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John Raymond Graves, 70, an avid pilot, motorcycle enthusiast and founder of Greater California Financial Services, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at his home in Paso Robles. John was a loving husband, father and brother, whose legacy of generosity, humor, wisdom and passion lives on in his friends and family. John was born in February 1940, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Allen Willis and Helen Cannan Graves. From an early age, John distinguished himself with a love of adventure. One of his earliest adventures came at the age of five when he slipped out of the house and toured his hometown by hiding in the back of a municipal garbage truck. That love of adventure grew with John to include motorcycle riding and a passion for civil aviation. John first obtained his pilot''s license while still in his teens and as recently as this year, he routinely enjoyed motorcycle rides with friends and daily flights in his Cirrus. After a forced landing in one of his planes, John was asked if the incident affected his feelings about flying. He replied, "It makes me glad that I have two airplanes, otherwise, I couldn''t go flying tomorrow." John also distinguished himself in business. By the age of 19, John had been so successful as a salesman for Colliers Encyclopedias he was named Regional Vice President. In 1974, John founded Greater California Financial Services, one of the leading collection agencies in California. The company relocated to Paso Robles in 1992 and today has 55 employees. He was a leader in the collections industry and served as president of the California Association of Collectors from 1977 to 1978. John married Koene Rasanen in 1978. They worked together ever since and built GCFS and later their Paso Robles home. They had traveled together throughout the world and shared life''s great adventures. John is survived by his wife of 33 years, Koene Rasanen Graves; son, Allen Willis Graves of Pasadena, Calif.; mother, Helen Graves of Louisville; sisters Joyce Olney of Rock Hill, S.C., Dorothy Cannan Hyde (James) of Black Mountain, N.C., and Jenny Weisz (John) of Boston, Mass.; and brothers David Graves (Margaret) of Louisville and Tom Graves (Wendy) of Richmond, Va. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Allen Graves, and son Jason Graves. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1301 Oak St. in Paso Robles, with a reception to follow at the Graves home. Memorial gifts may go to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or North County Women''s Shelter, P.O. Box 2155, Atascadero, CA 93423.
John S. Schultz 1929 - 2010 SSgt John S. Schultz USMC (Ret); born May 20, 1929 in Akron, Ohio. Died October 30, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. John served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 1946 to 1953 with the Constabulary Corps in Germany during, and the reconstruction period. John then transferred service to the, where he was a crewman assigned to VMO-6 "Klondike" in Vietnam, as a recruiter in Bakersfield, and concluding his service at MCAS El Toro. John was a member of American Legion Post 682,, , Moose Lodge, and the Eagles of Bakersfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita M. Schultz; granddaughter, Genevieve A. Huguenin; and son, James S. Schultz; and survived by children, Victoria L Dixon and husband Rodney, Jon S. Schultz and wife Deanna of Bakersfield, Robin L. Rice of St. Peters, MO; and 8 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. Graveside services with full Military Honors Friday, Nov. 12, 10:45 a.m., at Bakersfield National Cemetery.
Jose Flores 60, of Marysville passed away on November 5, 2010. A visitation will be held Friday November 12, 2010 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM at Lakeside Colonial Chapel, 830 D Street Marysville, CA 95901. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA.
MR. JOSE RUBALCABA, age 36, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 9, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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.
Josephine Morales Lifetime resident of Mtn. View At rest peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family, Sat. Nov. 6, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions preferred to Pathways Hospice, 585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085. Arrangements by Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, Mtn View.
Josephine Bueno Peralta Resident of Yakima, WA 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Mrs. Peralta was born in Stockton, CA. She lived and worked in Santa Clara Valley for most of her life, retiring from Fairchild Semiconductor as a Human Resource Recruiter for those with disabilities. Eugene Peralta (husband) passed away in January 2004. Survivors include one son, Darryl Peralta of Chula Vista, CA and two daughters, Dorinda Baker of Yakima, WA and Janine Lizardo of Fremont, CA; a brother, Albert Bueno, Sr of Vacaville, CA; step mother, Inez Aquino, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The funeral service is at 10:00 am, Friday, November 12th at Lima Family Mortuary Chapel, 466 N Winchester Blvd in Santa Clara, CA. Internment Ceremony follows at the City of Santa Clara Cemetery at Mission City Memorial Park; 410 N Winchester Blvd in Santa Clara.
(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.
Kohn, Joyce E. May 3, 1930 - November 3, 2010 Joyce Elizabeth Kohn (nee'pivack) passed away on November 3, 2010 at 80 years of age. Joyce, remembered for her warmth and laughter, was a graduate of Los Angeles' Fairfax High School class of 1947, also majored in art at Los Angeles City College and became a successful local artist under the name Joya. One of Joya's paintings appeared on the set of the popular 60's television sitcom "The Lucy Show" starring Lucille Ball. Joyce also had a primary role in the establishment and success of Beverly Hills art gallery Ira Roberts Inc. Joyce is survived by her husband Robert M. Kohn, children Philip J. Kohn (Las Vegas), Lily (Linda) Kohn (Seattle), Michael Kohn, daughters-in-law Anne Kohn (Las Vegas) and Caroline Styne, and her beloved grandchildren Olivia and Jules Kohn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Homeward Pet Adoption Center (www.homewardpet.org)
JUANITA MAYDENE TUTTLE Passed away peacefully at the age of 89 at Chapman Convalenscent Hospital on November 6, 2010. Juanita was born in Blackwell, OK October 11, 1921 to Ray and Bessie Goodno. She is survived by two loving sons, Danny (Dianne) of Indio, CA and Mark of Riverside; four devoted grandsons Chris (Marielle), Scott (Lori), Cameron (Aubri), and Miles; one devoted granddaughter Jenny; five adoring great grandchildren Madison, Hannah, Emilie, Jeremy, and Haley. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Johnny; two sons, Stephen and Gary; her brother Don Goodno and her parents. Juanita moved to Riverside in 1958 with her husband and three sons and soon after, her fourth son Mark was born. She immediately became involved in Palm Baptist Church of Riverside where she made many lifelong friends and where she remained a member until her death. Juanita loved many things, above all her Lord and then her family and friends. She was a very positive person and was loved by a great many people, both young and old. The moment someone met her, the friendship was sealed. Some of her other interests were traveling with her husband and her family, traveling with close friends, quilting and shopping. Visitation will be held at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Friday, November 12, 2010 on Magnolia Ave in Riverside. Funeral services will be held at Palm Baptist Church on Palm Ave, in Riverside at 10am on Saturday, November 13, 2010 with internment at Crestlawn Memorial Park with reception to follow.. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221
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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Kathryn Delores (nee Jacobson) Brands Apr. 27, 1921 - Nov. 6, 2010 The youngest of seven children of Peter and Mabel Jacobson, Mom passed peacefully to be reunited in God's care with her two children, Robert John and Patricia Susan, her brothers, Peter, Ed and Sparky and sisters, Ellen and May. She was a devoted Mother to Marilyn (Donna), proud Grandmother to Jason Ferrario (Kimberly) and adoring Great Grandmother to Taylor, Riley, Ty and Ava. She is survived by her sister Agnes. Kathryn was a proud third generation Californian. Born and raised in the Fairfield community, she left for San Francisco to obtain her Nursing Degree from St. Mary's Nursing School. She remained in San Francisco to raise her children and worked for Dr. W. Weiner, MD and St. Mary's Hospital where her favorite patients were San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Forty-Niners. Later in her career, she returned to Fairfield to work and retire working for the Solano Public Health Department. For the last six years she lived with her daughter in Redwood City which also gave her the opportunity to be close to her great grandchildren who brought her so much joy and laughter. She did weekly volunteer work at the Redwood City Senior Citizen's Center and enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Monday afternoon Craft Club. She kept herself busy with crocheting and other craft projects. She remained an active member and was a prior officer of the Native Daughters of California, West Wind Parlor in Fairfield. She will be missed by her family and friends. Her nieces and nephews knew her as Auntie Cake since she made their beautiful birthday cakes. As a loyal San Francisco Giant Fan since the team's arrival in 1958, her last days were spent watching her team win the World Series. Donations in her memory can be made to the Northern California Girl Scout Council or to the Shiner's Childrens Hospital Foundation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1050 N. Texas St., Fairfield, on November 12, 2010 at 11am. A visitation will be held at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, on November 11, 2010 from 5-9 pm with a Rosary beginning at 7pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, (707) 425-4697. A tribute webpage has been setup to give condolences to the family at www.bryanbraker.com
Kathy O'Rourke Moroney Resident of San Carlos, CA 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 U.S. Marine Corps, 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. Arrangements by Crosby-N Gray & CO., Burlingame, CA 650-342-6617
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.
Passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Rosa, CA on Wednesday November 3, 2010. Ken was born and raised in Little Ferry, New Jersey to parents Lester De Baun and Minnie Becker. Following his graduation from high school at the age of 16, Ken began attending Stevens University in 1943. Upon completion of his third term he enlisted in the, and served during, , returning to Stevens to graduate in 1949 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ken married Grace E. Chase in May 1950 and in 1960 moved his family to California where he began his entrepreneurial life, founding and serving as President and CEO of 13 companies. In the fields of air filtration and airflow measurement he held 10 US patents, his ventures including Servodyne Corporation, Air Filter Sales and Service, and Air Monitor Corporation. During his later years the business ventures diversified to include the Chateau DeBaun Winery and Hopper Self-Storage. In 1995 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater, which he served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1990 and supported philanthropically. Ken is survived by Grace De Baun, his wife and business partner of 60 years; his three children Carol, Dean and Cheryl; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. There will be a private internment on Saturday November 13th followed by a celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory can be made to the Council on Aging. www.councilonaging.com
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Kristopher Jon Anderson, 17, died in a tragic accident on Nov. 6, 2010. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 19, 1993, to Kevin and Patti Anderson. His family moved to Napa in 1998 and he was in his
LECHUGA, Manuel: 88; of Atascadero; died Nov. 6; arrangements by Chapel of the Roses Mortuary and Crematory in Atascadero.
June 10, 1936 - November 8, 2010 Our Precious Leno went to walk with the Lord on Monday, November 8, 2010 peacefully with his family by his side. He was born June 10, 1936 in Juarez, Mexico. On September 8, 1956, he was united in marriage to Rose M. Garcia in Le Grand, California. Leno was an active Planada Community member, a Teen Club Bus Driver/Chaperone and a Boy Scout Den Father. Also a farm laborer bus driver and enjoyed fishing. Leno's occupation was a welder for over 25 years at Kirby Manufacturing. Leno was an excellent artist, handyman, just a man of all trades. He took pride in his home and his garden paradise. Leno enjoyed playing music through his "Doctor Feel Good." Music was always apart of his family, they loved hearing him play his congas. Our Loving, caring, Father and Grandpa Precious, Brother, Uncle and Friend will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Leno was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Rose M. Garcia; his mother, Maria Luisa Miramontes; his father, Jose Miramontes; brothers, Mike and Joe Miramontes and a sister, Marty Miramontes Salas. He is survived by two sons, Johnny L. Garcia of Modesto and Edward T. Garcia of Hemet; five daughters, Patricia Duran, Vanessa Uribe both of Chula Vista; Reyna Garcia, Peggy Cruz, and Cymantha Garcia all of Planada; sisters, Angie Banda and Carmen Amayla and a brother, Rudy Miramontes; 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Funeral Services will held on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Plainsburg Cemetery in Le Grand. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
Lois F. Rose Of San Anselmo died Saturday, November 6, 2010 from complications of a hip fracture and dementia. She was born Lois Anna Ferris, June 16, 1920, the daughter of William B. Ferris and Bertha Moran Ferris. They lived on a farm in Blue Ash, Ohio; there were eight boys and three girls. She was the second youngest. Mrs. Rose graduated from Sycamore High School in 1938 and, in 1942 majoring in home economics. With Westinghouse, she demonstrated appliances in the Western states and then was at the Safeway test kitchen. She married Frank Rose in 1952, her husband of forty-five years. In 1953, Lois and Frank moved to Sleepy Hollow. She enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Sleepy Hollow Bridge Marathon, and the Gourmet club. Mrs. Rose is survived by her son, Mark Rose, her brother Jack Ferris, of Sacramento, and her sister-in-law, Rosemarie Ferris, of Ohio. Mrs. Rose did home demonstrations of KitchenAid Dishwashers in the county; also she volunteered at the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop and One More Time. Donations in her memory may be made to: One More Time, 1821 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901. Proceeds benefit Community Counseling and Suicide Prevention. There will be a memorial service Sunday, November 14 at 3 P.M. at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church, 6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo, CA 94963.
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
Lance Nelson of Moreno Valley, California, passed away on October 31, 2010 in Riverside, California. Lance spent his childhood in Torrance, graduating from North High School. As a youth he was active at Gardena Calvary Baptist Church. He worked for the Southern California Auto Club for 33 years as a driver for special events. His father and grandparents preceded Lance in death. His son, Greg, granddaughter, Julia, daughter, Emily, sister, Janine and mother, Muriel survive him. Lance enjoyed being outdoors - surfing, camping, off-roading and being with friends in the desert. Family and friends will miss him. Services will be held at Green Hills Mortuary Chapel on November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Please bring a note of remembrance and a single flower to place in a friendship bouquet of his life. Please sign the guestbook at
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.
Laura Lynn Fahr May 8, 1956 - November 8, 2010 Laura Lynn Fahr was born in Kenneth, Missouri. Her parents migrated here to McFarland, CA in 1969. Laura graduated from McFarland High School in 1974. Laura met her sweetheart Rene Salinas in high school and they have spent the past 38 years together. Having no siblings Laura looked to Rene's family and found brothers, Bobby and Richard Salinas, and sisters, Rosie, Sandra and Mary Gloria Salinas. She was a wonderful aunt to her many nieces and nephews and a beautiful mommy to her pets, Ricki, Lucy, Bubba, Joey and Yellow Boy. Laura spoke often of her family back in Missouri and of her cousin, Bubba and Stacey of Bakersfield, CA. She will be missed dearly by her longtime best friend, Kathy Carroll. Laura always had nice things to say and would be the first to ask, "what can I do to help". Her favorite time of year was Thanksgiving, being the first to test taste the dressing. But her best memories will always be the time she spent on the back of her sweetheart Rene's motorcycle. It was Laura's wishes to join her mother, Norma Fahr back in their hometown of Kenneth, Missouri. The Salinas Family wishes to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. No services will be held at this time.
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Lena A. Harvey, 91, of Anderson died Friday at Oak River Rehab in Anderson. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
July 17, 1926- Nov. 6, 2010, Lincoln E. Cryne passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 2010 at the age of 84., A resident of Ventura for 67 years, Lincoln owned and operated World Wide Travel Bureau with six offices for 34 years. He was also founding director of American Commercial Bank and a 40 Year Monarch of the Lions Club, as well as a member of the Retired Business Mens Club. He served in the U.S. Army 1954-1956., Lincoln is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Terry Cryne, as well as his nephew, Hollister Everson and family of Madison, Ala. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or a favorite charity., Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main Street, Ventura, 643-8623. Burial will be private at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.
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Linda Leela Bridges 1971 - 2010 Linda Leela Bridges was born on September 29, 1971 and left this world to be with God on November 3, 2010. Linda was the beautiful and loving daughter of Ken and Vicki Bridges. She is also survived by her brothers, Tom and Kevin Bridges, her nieces and nephews, and a large extended family. She was a very proud, dedicated, and loving aunt who cared for her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children. Linda touched the hearts of everyone she came into contact with and was loved and respected by all. She could light up the room with her smile and contagious laughter. She was very hard working, independent, and strong willed but always had time for her family. She loved being outdoors, especially at the lake or beach because her favorite hobby was jet skiing. She was a woman with strong values and passed those values onto her nieces and nephews. Linda had a profound impact on her younger brother, Kevin. She made him always strive to be the best person he could be and make the right choices, molding him into the man he is today. Linda and Kevin were very close, helping to raise him from the moment he was born. She was the person Kevin could turn to for advice and direction. She was a good friend to many, but especially to her brother Kevin, she was his best friend. Linda always put her family before herself, to protect them and to encourage them in all of their endeavors. Her influence on her family and friends will be everlasting. A celebration of Linda's life will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at The Bridge, 12225 Stockdale Highway.
Lois F. Rose, of San Anselmo died Saturday, November 6, 2010 from complications of a hip fracture and dementia. She was born Lois Anna Ferris, June 16, 1920, the daughter of William B. Ferris and Bertha Moran Ferris. They lived on a farm in Blue Ash, Ohio; there were eight boys and three girls. She was the second youngest. Mrs. Rose graduated from Sycamore High School in 1938 and, in 1942 majoring in home economics. With Westinghouse, she demonstrated appliances in the Western states and then was at the Safeway test kitchen. She married Frank Rose in 1952, her husband of forty-five years. In 1953, Lois and Frank moved to Sleepy Hollow. She enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Sleepy Hollow Bridge Marathon, and the Gourmet club. Mrs. Rose is survived by her son, Mark Rose; her brother Jack Ferris, of Sacramento; and her sister in law, Rosemarie Ferris, of Ohio. Mrs. Rose did home demonstrations of Kitchen Aid Dishwashers in the county; also she volunteered at the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop and One More Time. Donations in her memory may be made to: One More Time, 1821 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901. Proceeds benefit Community Counseling and Suicide Prevention. There will be a memorial service Sunday, November 14th at 3:00 p.m. at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church, 6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo, CA 94963.
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Lois Ann Hatton, 65, passed away Nov. 3, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lois Jean Brittenham (Stillar) A resident of Yuba City, CA, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at her home holding the hands of her beloved daughters. She was 67. The funeral was held at St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Yuba City, with Father Martin officiating. A luncheon followed at the church. Memorials will be distributed to Lois's favorite charities. She was born on September 5, 1943 in Glasgow, MT to Vivian Ostert (Morin) of Spokane, WA and the late Earl Stillar. Her childhood was spent primarily in Ulm and Cascade, MT and in 1961 she graduated from Cascade High School as the valedictorian. After school, she attended the University of Montana in Bozeman where she met and married Lee Brittenham in 1962. Within a few years, they had two daughters; Lee Ann and Lisa and their family was complete. Over the years, the family lived in Hood River, OR, Madison, WI, LaCrescent, MN, Winona, MN and in 1989 they moved to Yuba City. Lois graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse in 1984. She later received her master's degree from the, . Lois and Lee divorced in the early 1990's and Lois spent the rest of her life in Yuba City. Lois participated in the California Reading Association, the California Retired Teachers Association, she joined Delta Kappa Gamma in 2006 where made many cherished friends and served as the international area secretary for the Beta Omega chapter. Reflecting on her compassion, she volunteered for the Food Locker at St. Isidore's Parish, the Women's Friend, Helping Hands and the . She became a facilitator for the Beginning Experience ministry, a group to assist people who have suffered through a divorce. Survivors include her mother, Vivian Ostert of Spokane, WA, her daughters, Lee Ann (Scott) Finn of LaCrescent, MN and Lisa Bergman of Soap Lake, WA. Five sisters and two brothers; Earlene Moore of Spokane, WA, Denise Schmitz of Williston, ND, Charlene (Dale) Stenson of Spokane, WA, Lotta (Don) Pearl of Sequim, WA, Charles Stillar of Spokane, WA, Cheri (Roger Marmon) Stillar of Seven Bays, WA and Rick (Cheryl) Stillar of Nine Mile Falls, WA. She has ten grandchildren; Daniel, Elijah, Gabriel, Noah, Isaac, Emmalee, Tara, Alex and Leah and two great grandchildren; Tori and Bailey. Her grandson LeRoy preceded her in death and met her at heaven's gates. She also enjoyed the company of her dog Cocoa over the last few years of her life. When Lois was first diagnosed with cancer her family was concerned that she was alone in Yuba City. That concern was quickly dismissed as a cadre of cherished and devoted friends surrounded her with love and countless acts of service proving that she indeed had family in Yuba City. How lovely is your dwelling place (psalm 84:1). One of her passions was travel and over the last several years of her life she traveled all over the world including Israel where she walked the streets where Jesus walked. She will now spend eternity walking with Him. Send Condolences at
Lois F. Rose Of San Anselmo died Saturday, November 6 from complications of a hip fracture and dementia. She was born Lois Anna Ferris, June 16, 1920, the daughter of William B. Ferris and Bertha Moran Ferris. They lived on a farm in Blue Ash, Ohio; there were eight boys and three girls. She was the second youngest. Mrs. Rose graduated from Sycamore High School in 1938 and, in 1942 majoring in home economics. With Westinghouse, she demonstrated appliances in the Western states and then was at the Safeway test kitchen. She married Frank Rose in 1952, her husband of forty-five years. In 1953, Lois and Frank moved to Sleepy Hollow. She enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Sleepy Hollow Bridge Marathon, and the Gourmet club. Mrs. Rose is survived by her son, Mark Rose, her brother Jack Ferris, of Sacramento, and her sister in law, Rosemarie Ferris, of Ohio. Mrs. Rose did home demonstrations of KitchenAid Dishwashers in the county; also she volunteered at the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop and One More Time. Donations in her memory may be made to: One More Time, 1821 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901. Proceeds benefit Community Counseling and Suicide Prevention. There will be a memorial service Sunday, November 14 at 3 P.M. at the San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church, 6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo, CA 94963.
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Louise (McMains) Jensen, 92 years young, passed Oct. 12, 2010. Mother, grandmother and great-great-grandmother. With condolences, please call Jack, 505-296-0150.
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.
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
MACIAS, Ramon: 85; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 1; visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary 6 p.m. today at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels Santa Barbara location; Mass 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church; interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Mark Hodel Died October 22, 2010 in Milwaukee WI, age 57. Mark was the beloved son of Eugenio Dan Hodel of Zurich Switzerland and Peggy Ann Page of Omaha NE. He is survived by his son Andrew Hodel, his sisters Ann, Page, and Alexandra Hodel. Mark was born in Larkspur, CA in 1953. In 1978 he moved to Stockton to start a plastic business Del Astra, manufacturing waterbeds. When Mark was 11 he began his lifelong passion for the martial arts. He dedicated the rest of his life to pursuing his practice, training with his mentor the grandmaster of the Bujinkan tradition, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi-Sensei. Mark was the fifth American in history to pass the Godan Test (5th degree Black belt) and received the highest honor of 15th Dan. Mark taught martial arts and started the Bujinkan Stockton Dojo influencing thousands of students. A "Celebration of Mark's Life" will be held Dec. 4th, at the Embassy Suites in Burlingame from 4:30-5:30 PM, 150 Anza Blvd. Burlingame, CA. Visit Mark's Online Memorial Book www.bruchfuneralhome.net
August 13, 1937 - November 7, 2010 Martha Pellissier passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 7, 2010 after suffering a stroke on Saturday night. She was 73 years old. Born in Douglas, Arizona, she grew up in Blythe, CA and settled in Merced in 1964 with her first husband, Smitty. She was the Office Manager at John Roth Chevrolet for 30 years. She married Don Pellissier. They were together 30 years before Don's passing in 2002. Martha was a very loyal and caring person who enjoyed life, travel, and cherished her many friendships and family. She will be deeply missed by so many. Martha is survived by her two sisters, Marilyn (Larry) Knowles of Banning, CA; Janice (Ed) Still of Belvedere, CA, and their families; and from Merced, Barbara June Pellissier, Tim (Linda) Pellissier, Dennis (Rene) Pellissier and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, November 14, at the Elks Lodge, 1910 M' Street, Merced, from 11:00am-2:00pm. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home-901 West Main Street-Merced, California or you may call us at 1-209-722-6201.
MR. BOB MCCONE, 63, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 9, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
MRS. JOAN D. RIEDE, 73, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 9, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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A celebration of Madelyn's life was held on Oct. 1, 2010, in Bremen, Ga., at the Bremen Baptist Church. Pastor Herman Parker warmly "welcomed" the family and closed the celebration with prayer.
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In Loving Memory of Manuel Madrid Jr. June 11, 1990 - November 10, 2009 Always Remembered Never Forgotten My Son, you have been truly missed by all those who knew you. We cherish our memories of you. "You will forever be in our hearts". Our love for you is endless. Love Mom, Rudy, Nichole, Lulu, Dada, Dee, Isaac & Alyssa
Marc Anthony Valenzuela 11/4/1979 - 11/5/2010 Marc is survived by father Mark and his wife aka 'lady' Yvonne, mother Mona and sister, Angela who blessed his life with 4 nephews & 1 niece. Marc spent the last 8 years of his life with his girlfriend, Nicole Pineda and his dog Bia. Marc will always be known for his boisterous laugh, loyalty to his friends & family and the overall ability to just be himself and stand for what he believed in. All services will be held at Oak Hill. Viewing will take place 11/11 from 12-5 pm, rosary at 7pm. Celebration of life services/burial will take place 11/12 at 10 am.
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 Jane York, 7/30/1939 - 11/2/2010, She was born July 30, 1939 in Santiago Chile, to Lidia E. and John C. Viera. Marge graduated in 1957 at Polytechnic High School in San Francisco, received MBA at St. Mary's College in 1980, and retired from Sandia National Laboratories in 2002., Marge is survived by her daughters Pamela Mathers, Mary Ellen (Gabriel) Gonzalez, grandchildren Michelle and Gabe Gonzalez, her brother Clifford (Karen) Viera, nephews Jack (Nini) and Joel (Natalie) Viera, and cousin Gertrude Toro Lira., No services will be held. Arrangements are made by Simple Traditions, Carmichael, CA.
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.,
Margaret Mary Salmon Resident of Brentwood, CA Born in San Francisco on April 28, 1939 to parents Archide and Margaret Fregosi. She passed away unexpectedly on the morning of November 4, 2010 and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Margaret graduated from San Jose State and was a school teacher for 36 years. Married to the late Harold Everett Salmon for 41 years. Margaret loved spending time with her family, six grandchildren and friends. She enjoyed reading and camping. Survived by her brother James L. Fregosi. She was the loving mother to Raymond (Micara), Matthew (Tammy) and Timothy. Grandmother of six grandchildren Raymond III, Amanda, Joshua, Christopher, Hayden and Landen Salmon. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at 2490 Vallecito Way, Antioch, at her son Matthew's home to celebrate her life. The gathering will be held on November 13, 2010 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Margaret Isabella Tracy, age 80, of Brookfield died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph Tracy. A lifelong area resident, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper for a dental office. Mrs. Tracy was an avid reader and enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. She was also a loyal Mets fan. Most of all, she was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed. Mrs. Tracy is survived by her son: Patrick Tracy and his wife, Sally, of Bolton; and her daughter: Kathleen Tracy of Greenville, SC; five grandchildren: Kevin Tracy, Michael and Stephen Deranleau, Michael Pascuzzo and Carman Pascuzzo; and five great grandchildren: Aidan, Kaitlyn, Kelly, Justin and Abby-Gail. The family will host a celebration of Margaret's life on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 4 until 7 p.m. at her home, 29 Hickory Hill Rd., Brookfield. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
Marge Rosellini (Wade) In Santa Cruz. Went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ October 30th after a prolonged illness. Preceded in death by her parents Zoa and Ernest Wade, Marge leaves two brothers George (Geri), Frank (Vivian) and a sister Lois. Nieces Leslie (Rich), Ernestine (deceased), Jackie, Susan and nephew Laurence (Mary); grand nieces Zoa (Dion), Jonie, Lela, Angela & Melissa; grand nephew Laurence Jr.; three great nieces, Ernestine, Mariah & Analiyah. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, November 14th at Community Assembly of God, 355 Ocean Ave. at San Jose Ave., San Francisco, Calif. At 2:00 P.M. For directions, call 415-584-5250. Contributions in Marge's name can be made to Community Assembly of God, 355 Ocean, San Francisco, Calif. 94112 in lieu of flowers. HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH (415) 673-3000
MRS. MARIA MARTINEZ DE ROJAS, age 45, resident of Santa Maria, passed Away November 8, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Marianne (Tanja) McLaughlin of Vacaville was born on May 9, 1939, and died on Oct. 24, after a brief battle with cancer., At her request, no funeral will be held., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Red Wings Horse Sanctuary, P.O. Box 58, Lockwood, CA 93932.,
Marie 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.
Marie D. Mefford, 88, of Redding died Monday at Sunset Comfort Care Assisted Living in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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MARJORY C.B. JOHNSON 88 yrs, of Riverside, passed away 11/2/10. She was born 1/19/22 to Lloyd and Gertrude Woodman Frasher. Married Roger Lynn Johnson 10/5/50. Survived by Janet Johnson of Newport, OR & Ken/Cindy Johnson of Riverside, 6 grandchildren
Mark S. Weatherbee, 55, of Ruth died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
Marlene Vicky Gobster Marlene Gobster a very loved mother, wife and daughter passed away November 6, 2010 at Sierra Oaks. Besides being a kind and loving person she was so funny. She bonded with strangers wherever she went. We love and miss you Mom. She was preceded in death by her best friend and forever love, husband Tom Gobster. Survived by Teri and Tony Howard Jim and Yvonne Dunlap Patty Dunlap, Mike Dunlap and Rick Wight, and by her favorite Grandchildren Michael Coci and Eric Mitchell. A special Thank-you to Donna Miller for being such a good friend and to Sierra Oaks for your loving care, Alzheimer's took her away from us. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Mary Francis (McCollum) Hedquist 1928 - 2010 Mary Francis (McCollum) Hedquist of Bakersfield passed away on November 4, 2010. Mary was born to Earl and Anna McCollum in Valley View, Texas, on March 1, 1928. She grew up in Clovis, New Mexico, graduating from Clovis High School in 1943. She attended Eastern New Mexico State Teachers College and Texas State College for Women, before making Bakersfield her permanent home in 1946. Here she met the love of her life, John Hedquist, they married in 1948. Mary is survived by her only sister Earlene Sorgen, who was her traveling buddy over many years and many miles. Survivors include her only daughter, Linda (Hedquist) Reiland, son-in-law Bill Reiland, and adoring grandchildren, Beth and husband Lawrence, John and Hannah. She was the wonderful "nanny" to her three great-grandchildren Kaylee, Kamryn, and Kellan. Mary also leaves behind her group of ladies from Wards, her protective neighbors, and numerous other friends and family members who had the privilege of knowing her throughout her long life. Services for Grandma Mary will be held graveside at Hillcrest Memorial Park on Nov. 11th, at 10:00 a.m. "The time has come for me to leave this life. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith". 2 Timothy Alma Funeral Home
Brewer, Mary P. Mc Ghee February 11,1922 - November 1, 2010. Svcs. South Vermont MBC-Sat. Nov. 13, 2010-10:00 A.M.
MARY S. COSTA FEB 1924 ~ NOV 2010 On November 3rd, Mary S. Costa, at home with family and friends at her bedside, peacefully passed away. Mary was born in Tulare, CA in 1924 to Camillo and Rosalina Sousa. She was preceded in death by her son Joe and her husband of fifty years, Evo. She is survived by her children Loretta Menshew (Al), Manuel Costa, Marlene Amesquita (David) and Dianne Thornberry. She is also survived by four grandsons, David Amesquita, Jr., Evo Costa, Jacob Thornberry, Joey Costa and one granddaughter, Kayla Thornberry. She leaves one sister Isaltina Ribeiro. Mary went to the Azores when she was five years old and returned to the United States at age 25 with husband Evo where they were in the dairy business until they retired in 1991 and moved to Turlock sixteen years ago. She very much enjoyed retirement and the time to travel and raise a garden and flowers at her new home in Turlock. Mary always kept her sense of humor and enjoyed a joke on herself or someone else. She had that right up until the last few days of her life. Mary Costa lived a long, productive life and will be missed by all who knew her. However, the wonderful memories of her will always be with us. Her values of honesty and hard work live on in her children and grandchildren, so she is not really gone. A viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary in Turlock on Friday, November 12, from 11am with a Rosary at 7:00pm. Mass will be on Saturday, November 13, 11:00 am at All Saints Catholic Church, Turlock. Remembrances, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hospice of Emanuel Hospital, 825 Delbon Ave., Turlock, CA 95382. Please share your memories at, www.allenmortuary.com ALLEN MORTUARY
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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Lena Sue Matthews Apr. 15, 1918 - Nov. 5, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Lena passed away after a short illness. She is survived .....
Fields, May Beloved Mother of Ben (Susan), Grandmother of Michelle & Michael Service Thursday 3pm Eden Memorial Park
Melissa Lee Carlson (Scalici), Happy Birthday Sweetheart. We will celebrate your birthday knowing you are close to us., Lots of love from Mummy, your girls and family.
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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 firefighter 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
Moe Mosley Memorial Celebration for Moe Mosley Saturday Nov. 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm, Gorilla Headquarters Church of Christ, 400 West Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008.
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.
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Karasek, Myllan Rudolph November 14, 1949 - August 18, 2009 We miss you
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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.,
Nathan Edward Gossett 'Soupy' Aug 24, 1937 ~ Nov 6, 2010 Nathan E. Gossett, 73, passed away in his home on November 6, 2010, in Livingston, California. Mr. Gossett was born on August 24, 1937 in Red Oak, Oklahoma, but spent most of his life in Modesto, CA and had resided in Livingston for the past 6 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 through 1957 in Bordeaux, France. He also served in the California National Guard. Most people knew him by his nickname as Soupy for most of his life. Soupy was a professional musician and played music in many nightclubs in the Modesto area for 40 years. He valued his many friends as he valued his family. Always the life of the party, Soupy loved to cook, socialize and have his family and friends around him at all times. It was the people that were closest to his heart that made his life so fulfilling. Soupy is survived by his wife of 29 years, Mary Gossett of Livingston; sons Nathan E. Gossett Jr. of Oakdale and David LaMott of Pleasanton; daughters RandyAnn Radabaugh of Modesto, Johnna Kiernan of Stent and Julie Massone of Hughson. Soupy is survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Soupy is preceded in death by his father Eugene V. Gossett; mother Grace L. Gossett; brother Bill Gossett; sisters Pauline Scott, Jean Smith & Dorothy Seutter. A funeral service will be at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m. Thewill be a private burial at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 763, Merced, CA 95341. Please share you memories at, www.allenmortuary.com ALLEN MORTUARY
Pastor Nathan Loesch Nathan Otto Loesch of Mission Viejo, CA, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, "Papa" to his family, beloved Lutheran pastor, decorated Navy chaplain and compassionate friend to many, passed away on November 4, 2010 in Lake Forest, CA. The son of a Lutheran pastor and his wife, Luther and Martha Loesch, Nathan was born on April 24, 1930 in Hampton, IA. He was baptized on May 11, 1930. He was ordained as a Lutheran minister in 1955, after completing studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Nate served congregations in Coer d'Alene, ID, Portland, OR and Bethany Lutheran, Long Beach, CA, where he retired in 2000 after 30 years there. Nate was married to Marian "Meg" Grace Werning for 54 years. They were parents of daughter, Rachel and a son, Jonathan. Nate was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Chaplain Corps of the
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Norman Anders Dodge 66, of Live Oak, CA, passed away November 8, 2010. Services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel.
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Nora Rogers Services will be Saturday for Nora Rogers, who died Nov. 3 in her home in Santa Cruz. She was 74.
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee, Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Patricia E. Calderon, Resident of Milpitas, Sept. 18, 1941-Nov. 8, 2010, Patricia E. Calderon passed away on Monday, November 8 after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She filled many tummies with her loving meals and generous spirit., Patricia was born in McKeesport, PA and moved to California in 1964 where she met David Calderon, her husband of 44 years., Patricia is survived by her devoted husband, David; daughters Lisa Freels (Bob) of San Ramon, and Traci Post of Seattle, WA, and 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren., Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd. in Hayward. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Activity Center in San Jose, CA.
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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.
PAULA NORTON MAYER Resident of Riverside, CA, passed away Nov. 3, 2010. For 45 years she was a teacher, Staff Development Specialist and Adjunct Professor. She retired from Riverside Unified School District in 2002. Paula is survived by her husband, Michael; son, Michael; daughter and son-in-law, Erika and Ronnie Martinez; and her grandsons, Noah and Elijah; and sister Patricia Foltz of Indiana. A Mass of Christian burial will be held to celebrate Paula\'s life at 11:30am on 11/16/10 at Grace Episcopal Church, 11349 Perris Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92555. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY FUNERAL DIRECTORS (951) 683-7410
Pearl Elliott, 90, a 63-year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away last week of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger and her eldest son, Billy Don. She is survived by her loving children, Sally Maureen (Manfred), Tommy, Richard (Denise), Steven (Robyn) and her grandchildren, Andrew and Zack. A lifelong lover of music, she was an accomplished musician, having her own radio program in Oklahoma while still in her teens. Moving to California in the 40's, she worked in a defense plant during WWII. While raising her children she was President of the PTA and instrumental in the expansion and construction of local schools. In her retirement years she was a regular attendee at the local Jazz Festivals and especially loved the Big Bands at Disneyland. To all that knew and loved her she will be long remembered and greatly missed. Private family services will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at
Pearl Marie Azevedo October 20, 1932 - November 5, 2010 Pearl was born on October 20, 1932 in Bakersfield and passed away on Nov. 5, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Louis W. Azevedo; her daughter, Lisa Lance; son-in-law, Ryan Lance and their two children Nick and Hannah; her son, Lyle Azevedo and daughter-in-law Ronna Azevedo and their two children Krista and Matthew and wife Rebecca; along with her sister, Loretta Shields of Noel, Missouri. Pearl spent her entire life in the Bakersfield area. It was while she worked at Bloomfield's drive-in on Monterey Street as a carhop that she met her future husband Lou. After marrying they settled in to raise their two children and start a business. Together they, along with the Roy Isle family, started R & L Construction, a grading & excavating company, which operated until 1988. Pearl stayed at home with the kids until they started high school, where she then started a new career working in various medical offices assisting with insurance billing. Upon retiring, she had time to enjoy her love of reading, spend time tending to her garden, and embroidering beautiful tablecloths. She enjoyed memorable trips to Mexico and Alaska. Closer to home, she would take frequent trips to the coast of California and to the family cabin at Pine Mountain where she could get away from the heat of Bakersfield. Pearl will always be remembered for her loving and caring concerns for family and friends. Even though the past couple of years were difficult as her mobility was taken away, she managed to stay in touch with those close to her. She will surely be missed and we are thankful that she is now at peace. Private services.
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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) and her brother, the late Anselmo Duenas. She is survived by her daughter, Rosie Perez of Manteca, son 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. 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
Coach Phil Prijatel, 90, of San Luis Obispo, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at his home. The Holy rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo in San Luis Obispo. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Old Mission San Luis Obispo, with a celebration of his life to follow at the Elk''s Lodge, 222 Elks Lane in San Luis Obispo. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo
Phillip Gomez 53, of Marysville, CA, passed away November 8, 2010. Private services are under the care of Holycross Memorial Services.
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George W. Plummer Dec. 19, 1931 - Nov. 9, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley What is life? It is a flash of a firefly .....
May 20, 1953 - November 2, 2010 Rita Ann Gulnac was born May 20, 1953. She passed away November 2, 2010 at age 57. She enjoyed several leisure activities not limited to crocheting, cake making and shopping. You could often often find her spending time with the grandchildren she deeply loved. She thrived on planning get togethers, birthday parties, or just a simple game night to celebrate life. Rita was a devoted Christian. She taught Sunday School for ten years and sang in the church choir. In addition she was an amazing fellowship director for numerous years. During quiet times you could find her praying or simply reading from her Bible. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 37 years Bob Gulnac, her mom Juanita Loewen and one brother Benny Joe Loewen. She is survived by her dad Bill Loewen of Winton, three daughters Dannette Richards and Heather Dickison both of Merced and Sarah Duarte of Winton. She has five grandchildren Tyler age 11, Aaron age 8, Adam age 7, Serenah age 5 and Michael age 2. She is also survived by a brother Danny Loewen of Ceres and a sister Joyce Loewen of Morgan Hill. Rita leaves behind many family and friends who are deeply saddened by her death. She will be missed by all who knew her. Visitations will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Whitton Family Funeral Service, 740 W. 19th St., Merced, California. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 am at First Southern Baptist Church, 7264 W. Myrtle Ave., Winton, California. Burial will follow at Winton Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service.
ROSENDO (BOODIE) AGUILAR III Born on August 5, 1966, in Loma Linda and passed peacefully on October 31, 2010, in Loma Linda. He attended John W. North High School in Riverside. With such great aspirations attended and graduated from Canterbury College as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked for West Ways, transporting patients as well as M.S.I. Inc. as a metal grinder where he was known as the #1 Grind. Due to illness he was compelled to medically retire. He was preceded in death by his father Rosendo Aguilar and brother Rolando Aguilar. He is survived by mother Paz Aguilar of Riverside; brother Rowan Aguilar of Riverside; sister Roxanne Ibarra of Loma Linda; girlfriend Lanelle Yazzie of Arizona; son Rosendo Aguilar IV; daughters Rachel, Marissa, Deena, Serena Aguilar; grandson Johnathan Ross Boyd all of Grand Terrace; and Grandma Nellie Rodriguez of Bryn Mawr whom he absolutely adored. Rosendo was exceedingly loved by such a large family and friends he will be greatly missed! He was one of a kind. Viewing will be Sunday Nov. 14, 2010 from 12-4 at Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E. Washington St, Colton Ca. Funeral service will be Nov. 15, 2010 10:00am at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 10816 Mt. View Ave, Loma Linda, Ca. Interment will follow to montecito Memorial Park.
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Born October 13, 1933 and the Lord welcomed him home on November 8, 2010 at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Penny Ortiz; children, Laura Grattis (Bob), MariaElena Pynakker (John), Robert Ortiz, Frank Martinez (Camille), Yvette Martinez, Carlos Martinez (Andrea), Andrea Ramirez (Ted), Jessica Ortiz, Rebekah Ortiz, Markisha Ortiz, Eric Ortiz, his 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 2 sisters; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Husband, father, and Papa will always be loved and greatly missed. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Funeraria del Angel McNerney's Mortuary in Wilmington from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral service will be on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10:00am at Funeraria del Angel McNerney's Chapel. Burial will follow immediately to Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Please sign the guest book at
ALVAREZ, Raynaldo Raya Born June 5, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA passed away on November 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. He is predeceased by his sons Raynaldo Jr. and Patrick. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth, daughter Laura and grandson Patrick. Visitation will be on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Mortuary. Funeral mass will be on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the main mausoleum chapel located at Calvary Cemetery. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. www.calvarymortuary.com
Reynaldo "Rene" Arvizu 1932 - 2010 All is possible with God's Love Reynaldo "Rene" Arvizu, also known by many as "Chapo", was born in Azusa, CA on June 19, 1932 and passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on November 8, 2010 after successive battles with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Rachel Arvizu; his wife, Esther Cortez Arvizu; son, Reynaldo "Daddy Ray" Arvizu; daughter, Barbara Arvizu; and siblings, Art and Pete Arvizu and Sarah Velasco. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Steven F. Arvizu of Oxnard; his granddaughter, Augusta Arvizu of Grover Beach; great aunt, Jenny Ortiz of Lamont; sisters-in-law, Mary Frances Arvizu, Sandy Arvizu, Sophia Padilla, and Amelia Seng; brothers-in-law, John and Joe Cortez, and their respective spouses; numerous nephews and nieces and extended families. Rene was a barber in Arvin for several decades and also worked as a journeyman cement finisher. He was an, Veteran having served for three years, including the front lines of Korea. He also was active for many years in the Loyal Order of the Moose, Chapter 416. He often led the feeding of large groups and weddings with deep pit BBQ and holiday celebrations with Christmas tamales. Even in the most challenging of circumstances he shared his gift of cutting humor and demonstrated God's love. The Lord brings us close in our times of pain, in our struggles with life's challenges, and in our dreams of more perfect days. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at KMC, CBCC, Memorial Hospital, Health South and Mercy Hospital for their professional and loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County, 5500 Olive Drive, Bldg. 1, Bakersfield, CA 93308, in his name. Rosary and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November, 11, at 1:00 p.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1800 Bedford Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Graveside services to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Road. Reception to follow at Bakersfield's Elk Lodge, 1616 30th St., Bakersfield, CA 93301.
84, died peacefully on Nov 1, 2010 in Sonoma, CA. Dick grew up in Knoxville, Iowa, a town he fondly remembered. He pursued his lifelong love of books as first a salesman and then as Acquisitions Librarian at Sonoma State University. Dick enjoyed music, particularly opera, collecting, restaurants, and his extended family. In his later years he became an accomplished collage artist. Dick was the son of the late Herbert and Ruth Bellamy of Knoxville, Iowa. Dick is survived by his loving sister Eleanor Bellamy Hopkins, of Des Moines, Iowa; nieces Ruthann Hopkins and Melissa Holland (Michael), and nephew David Hopkins (Lisa). At his request, no services will be held. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL SONOMA www.duggansmissionchapel.com
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 D. Mikkelson March 9, 1947 - November 6, 2010 Rick passed away on November 6, 2010 after a short battle with cancer with his loving wife at his side. Rick was born in Whittier, CA to Harold and Lulu Mikkelson. He served with the Whittier Police Dept. from 1967-1972. He then joined the California Highway Patrol in 1972 and served until his retirement in 1998. He is survived by his wife and best friend Alison, Daughter Jennifer (Jay) McElhannon, Grandchildren Mckinzee and Lucas, Mother-in-law Maxine Burnett, Brother-in-law David Burnett (Paula), Sister-in-law Terri Booth (Alan), Robin Johnson (Craig) and their families, his Aunts Barbara Mikkelson, Hazel Williams and families. Also, his loyal Border Collies, Molly and Mia, along with his cats Bugs and Snickies. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 12th, at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Baptist Church, 4800 Fruitvale Ave. Bakersfield, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , The CAHP Widows and Orphans' Trust Fund, or the SPCA. Rick was a wonderful man and will be in our hearts forever.
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 L. DAVIES AUG 16, 1923 - NOV 5, 2010 Richard L. Dick'' Davies, 87, passed away Friday afternoon at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Dick was born in San Francisco to Llewellyn and Florence Davies. He moved to Modesto from southern California in 2004 with his wife Phyllis. Dick is survived by his wife Phyllis, four children from a previous marriage to Jewel; sons, Richard Jr., Robert and Ronald of Bass Lake, a daughter, Linda Sirr of Yucca Valley, and two grandchildren, Jennifer Davies and Sean Sirr and three great-grandchildren. Six step-children, Kristyn Kilhoffer of Oklahoma, Joseph and Phillip Goularte of Washington State, Jane Haerle of Oregon, Leo Tyrrell of Waterford, and Bridget Tyrrell of Sacramento, and nine grandchildren: Justin, Valentina, George, Isabel, Christian, Patric, John, Nathan and Ethan. He is also survived by his sister, Beverly Pierson-who's husband Oral passed away 10 days prior to Dick's death. He was also preceded in death by his brother Thomas Davies. Dick graduated from Burlington High School during, . His father died in Japan on the Bataan Death March. As the oldest son, Dick was not required to serve in the military. He worked in the shipyards and had many otherjobs. He then went on to operate his own auto repair garage, until an auto he was working under fell off the jack,crushing and burning him. Hecontributes his healing to a miracle. He then began his insurance and investment career and retired from Lehman Brothers in 1991. He continued his own insurance agency thereafter. Dick was a lifetime member of NRA. We will truly miss his quick wit, sense of humor and zest for life. Friends are invited to the visitation and Rosary on Thursday, November 11 from 4-7 pm at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home on McHenry. Private mass will be held at St. Stanislaus and burial at San Joaquin Cemetery in Stockton.
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Robert W. Chapman, Resident of San Jose, A well-known garden writer, died November 7, 2010 in his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 83., Mr. Chapman began his career in the gardening business as a maintenance gardener. He studied ornamental horticulture at California Polytechnic State College at San Luis Obispo and owned a nursery and landscape construction business in Paso Robles., He was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts, and he eventually decided to pursue a career in Scouting. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at San Jose State College, he worked for the Santa Clara County Council of the Boy Scouts of America from 1959 to 1975. He was instrumental in establishing many troops throughout the county and rose to the position of Assistant Scout Executive for the Council., His love of gardening never went away, and he eventually left the Boy Scouts to resume his horticultural career as a licensed landscape contractor, designing, installing and maintaining residential and commercial landscape projects in the Santa Clara Valley., An avid camper and backpacker, Mr. Chapman taught many adult education courses in backpacking. Many of his students became his friends and accompanied him on trips throughout California., Because he was well-known in the Valley as a team-leader and consensus-builder, as well as a lover of nature, he was asked to serve as environmental committee chairman on the San Jose Horizon 2000 Task Force. This task force met from 1982 to 1984 and wrote the city's general plan, which directed the growth of San Jose for many years., After he retired from professional gardening, Mr. Chapman turned to writing, becoming a free-lance garden writer. He wrote the "Garden Mailbag" column in the San Jose Mercury-News from 1990 to 2006. A feature article he wrote on troubleshooting problems in citrus trees won the 1991 Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association of America., Mr. Chapman was a regular contributor to the Orchard Supply Hardware website, writing articles and answering "Ask Orchard" gardening questions for 14 years., In addition to his other activities, Mr. Chapman volunteered at Kaiser Santa Teresa Hospital two days a week for 6 years. He was known throughout the hospital for his warmth, sense of humor, and blonde jokes., He was an active member of the South Bay Woodworkers Association and was never happier than when working in his wood shop. Over a number of years, he donated more than 10,000 hand-made wooden toys to charities, especially those helping homeless families., He will be greatly missed by the many people who knew him., Mr. Chapman leaves his wife of 52 years, Carol; his children Valerie, David, Ronald and Deborah; grandchildren Jessica and Michael; and sisters Nelda, Noreen, Ardis, and Verla., A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, November 13 at 1 P.M. at the parish hall of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1281 Redmond Ave., San Jose. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends make contributions to The Nature Conservancy or the charity of their choice.
Robert D. Featherstone, 88, of Ridgefield, husband of Shelagh (Johnson) Featherstone. November 9, 2010. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
Robert Luther Collins 1919 - 2010 Robert Luther Collins was born on September 24, 1919 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He was the first child of Luther "Boss" and Velma Collins. Robert joined the, in 1939. Attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, Robert trained troops while stationed at Camp Roberts. While on leave in Bakersfield, Robert met Cathron Mary Frederick. They married in October of 1941 and over their 69 years of marriage they had three children: Robert, Barbara and Julie. After the birth of his first child, Robert shipped out to New Guinea with the 112th Regimental Combat team. Robert and the 112th were poised to invade Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped and the war ended. His team went into Japan as a peacekeeping team. Robert was discharged in October of 1945 and returned with his family to Bakersfield. Robert first worked making potato pickers, then as a welder's helper and then in the oilfields. In the oilfields, now known as Bob, he started out as a roughneck, made derrick man after nine months and was a driller within the year. He drilled for two years and then in 1947 became a tool pusher until retirement in 1984. Whether you called him Robert or Bob, or Daddy or Uncle, or Grandpa or Poppy, he was a man who brought out the best in us all. In the family he was best known for his crazy sayings, going boating on the lake and teaching friends and family how to water ski, taking motorhome trips and for his amazing barbeque. He loved his family, especially all of the children, and he was loved back. Bob Collins died on November 6th at home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Cathron, sisters Jessie Dickerson and Joy Dial, his children Robert Collins, Barbara Norman, Julie Ward and husband Richard, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. He will be missed. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12th, at St. Francis Catholic Church with interment following at Greenlawn Cemetery River Blvd. followed by a celebration of life in the St. Francis Parish Hall. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
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Robert Walter Larner of Dixon passed away in Vacaville on Oct. 19 after a short illness. He was born on May 27, 1928, to Richard Benedict and Leah Larner, who predeceased him., Bob was educated at the School of the Madeleine and Saint Mary's High School in Berkeley, and the College of Marin where he met the love of his life, his future wife, Carolyn Anselmo., Bob and Carolyn were married for 58 years and had two children, Matthew Bernard and Raymond James. Carolyn and Matthew predeceased Bob., Bob served in the United States Marine Corps. during World War II and Korea. Pabco Products in Emeryville was Bob's first employer. He also spent time working for Bay Freight Lines before he and Carolyn took over the family business, Vacaville Sanitary Service., Bob's brother Richard predeceased him, but Bob leaves his son Raymond Larner and three sisters, Leah Hawkley, Nickie Martin and Sister Barbara Larner, a sister-in-law Ruby Kay Larner, and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will take place Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. 1st St., Dixon. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Midway Road) in Dixon. Donation in Bob's memory may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616. Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
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.,
Roberta "Bobbie" Douglas September 30, 1931 - October 24, 2010 Bobbie, the third of four children, is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dorcus Douglas. She is survived by her sisters, June Slocomb, Barbara Harkins, and Claire Harrington; her five daughters, Kathleen Riekstins, Robin Enos, Kem White, Cindy Lencioni, and Wendy Johnston; as well as 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Bobbie served as a Eucharistic Minister at her church for many years and was very strong in her faith. Her family was her greatest joy. She is resting at peace with our Lord Christ Jesus. We miss her more than words can say, will remember her always, and love her with all our hearts. Mass will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis Church, 900 H St. Greenlawn Mortuary
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Michael Steven Rocha Feb. 25, 1959 - Nov. 5, 2010 San Leandro Resident Michael is survived by his mother Dolores, sisters Janet and Monica, .....
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
ROSEMARY SAUCEDO 69, of Corona, CA, died November 4, 2010 in Riverside, CA. She was born June 11, 1941 in Corona, CA. Daughter of Ignacio and Modesta Saucedo. Rosemary attended Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, after graduating she worked as a Secretary for U.S. Navy for 25 years. She was an avid reader. Most important thing to Rosemary was her family, she loved spending time with all of them and being there for anyone who needed her! She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends! Rosemary is survived by her Brother, Nick Saucedo, Sister, Lydia (Saucedo) Cortez, nieces; Becky Cortez, niece, Bonnie Cortez, Patty Holmes, and Faith Holmes nephews; Joe Saucedo, Joaquin Saucedo, Chance Holmes, Forest Holmes, great-nephew, Isac Saucedo, and great-niece, Gwen Saucedo. Visiting will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, with a Vigil Service at 6:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Edward Catholic Church, 417 W. Grand Blvd, Corona, CA on Friday November 12, 2010 at 9:00 am, interment will follow service in Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery, 1125 Rimpau Ave., Corona, California. To sign the online guest book, go to www.ThomasMiller
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.
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Rudy Rodriguez, Rudy Rodriguez of Santa Maria, California, died peacefully on November 2, 2010, in Waterloo, Iowa, after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 82 years old., Born on March 11, 1928, in Tulare, California, the Rodriguez family soon thereafter made their home in Santa Maria. Rudy attended Fairlawn Elementary School, El Camino Junior High School, and Santa Maria High School, graduating with the class of 1946. After joining the National Guard, Rudy attended trade school and became an accomplished upholsterer. As the Korean War broke out, Rudy and many other local guardsmen were designated U.S., personnel, and in 1951, shipped to Japan for training in preparation for duty in Korea., Upon coming home from the War, Rudy returned to the upholstery trade. In 1953 he married Betty Pearson. While Betty was expecting their first child, Rudy opened Rodriguez Upholstery on the 100 block of South McClelland. After a few years and the birth of his second child, and sparked by his entrepreneurial spirit and never-ending energy, Rudy decided to go into the restaurant business. In 1960 he opened Quito's Mexican Restaurant on East Jones Street. Rudy later opened Quito's locations in Salinas and Napa, and along with friend and partner Harvey Allen, re-opened the popular Rick's Rancho. He operated Quito's Restaurant at the East Jones Street location until it outgrew the building, and in 1974, moved just steps away to the South Broadway location. Quito's was in business nearly 50 years. Rudy also was a general building contractor. Rudy had no desire to retire. He enjoyed getting up early every day and going into work, and continued to do this only until his disease made it impossible., In his active years, Rudy was a member of the, , No. 1538, and Kiwanis Club. Most of all, Rudy was passionate about tennis, especially in his later years, willing and eager to challenge players much younger than him., Rudy is survived by his wife, Betty, son Vincent Rodriguez and his wife Sally of Santa Maria; daughter Lisa McClain and her husband Kelly of Waterloo, Iowa; son Paul Rodriguez and his wife Ann of Valencia, California; eight grandchildren: Jackie Rodriguez Michael, Joe Rodriguez, and Lee Rodriguez of Santa Maria; Garrett McClain, Evan McClain, and Alec McClain of Waterloo, Iowa; Malone Rodriguez and Layton Rodriguez of Valencia, California; five great-grand children; sisters Vera Bowers of Napa, California, and Edna Draper and her husband Jim Draper of Minden, Nevada; brother Ray Rodriguez of Ensenada, Mexico; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews., Rudy is preceded in death by his brothers Al Rodriguez and Urbano Rodriguez, and sisters Minnie Della Bitta and Tina Rodriguez., A funeral service will be held Monday, November 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will then be a graveside service at the Santa Maria Cemetery., Friends, if they so desire, or in lieu of flowers, may make a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at, Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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Ruth Kennedy, 92, passed away peacefully in her home on Nov. 3, 2010. She was born on Dec. 31, 1917, in Fernie, British Columbia, to Francis and May Gallagher. Her family moved to California during th
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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.
passed away on Friday, November 5, 2010 in her home in Eureka, California at the age of 72. Sandy was born in Mendota, Illinois on December 19, 1937. She moved to Ferndale, California at the age of five where she resided until mid 1970's. She attended both Ferndale Elementary and Ferndale High School and has always considered Ferndale home. She has lived the last thirty five years in Eureka, California. Sandy worked for the US Postal Service for more than thirty five years, in Ferndale, Ben Lomond, and Eureka, California. Sandy was preceded in death by her father Harold "Slack Wire" Kukuk, her mother Fae Kukuk and brother Jerry Kukuk, all of Ferndale, California. Sandy is survived by her brothers Chris Kukuk and his wife Beverly of Ferndale and Don Kukuk and his wife Louise of San Jose, California. Her daughter and Son-in-law, Dottie and Mike Ridenour of Ferndale, her Granddaughter Rylee Kate Ridenour also of Ferndale, her nephew and his wife, Tim and Kelly Kukuk of Ferndale and niece Krystal Kukuk of Illinois along with numerous other nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends. Sandy enjoyed gardening, spending time with her granddaughter, family and friends, and caring for her beloved Kiddie. There will be a casual, Celebration of life pot luck, Saturday, November 13 at 1:00pm in the Clubhouse of Humboldt Bay Mobil Estates, (on the left at the foot of Humboldt Hill) Eureka, California. All are welcome. A special Thank You goes out to all those who made it possible for Sandy to stay at home throughout her entire process. This would not have been possible with out each and everyone of you. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the wonderful organization of Hospice of Humboldt or the . Please sign the guest book at
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Shirley F. (Wood) (Overthrow) Rose, age 77 of Woodbury, died on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Glen Hill Healthcare Danbury. Born August 31, 1933 in Stamford, widow of the late Sheriff Roger Rose and widow of the late Curtis Overthrow, Mrs. Rose worked for many years at NORCO, Inc. in Ridgefield, as a secretary and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Shirley and Roger were American History enthusiasts and attended Civil War re-enactments. She enjoyed spending time attending luncheons with her friends at Spruce Bank Farms. Shirley is survived by her brother, Bill Wood, her sons David (and his wife, Yvette), Keith (and Sharon), Curt (and his wife, Karen), also daughters Judy Overthrow (and John Gibney), Kathy (Overthrow) and husband Eric Smith, grandchildren Dale, Becky, Jason, Bryan, Haley and great-grandson, Joseph along with several nieces, nephews and friends. The family thanks the entire staff at Glen Hill for their care. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday November 16, at 6 p.m. at Spruce Bank Farms located at 823 Main St. South, Woodbury. Burial will be held privately in the Center Cemetery, Bethel. Memorial contributions may be made to: Spruce Bank Farm,823 Main Street South, Woodbury CT 06798. The Woodbury Funeral home of Munson-Lovetere, Main Street South is in charge of arrangements. To send an online condolence visit
Stanley Adam "Pete" Moga, Resident of San Jose, Passed away peacefully at home in San Jose November 6, 2010. Beloved father of Daniel Moga who predeceased him. Loving Father of Linda Moga Rivera of Hawaii, Lois Moga Marygold (Gene) of San Jose, Fritz Moga (Kathy) of Auburn, Joan Moga Watkins (Ted) of San Jose and Carol "Carrie" Moga Flores of San Jose. Survived by siblings Eugene Moga and Louise Peterson; 15 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and one Great-great-grandchild., Pete was born September 8, 1927 in Winona, Minnesota. He enlisted in the US Army during, then served in the, . Pete retired as a Plumber and was a member of Los Gatos Moose Lodge #1996., Visitation 10:00AM to 11:00 A.M. Saturday November 13, 2010 at ALAMEDA FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd. Saratoga. Interment to follow at Los Gatos Memorial Park San Jose. The family requests NO flowers.
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.
Steven A. Vina Resident of So. San Francisco Entered rest on November 8, 2010 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Joan L. Vina; loving father of Brian (Judy) and Zachary (Lisa) Vina; adored son of Benjamin and Frances Vina; devoted brother of David (Joanne) Vina; loving Papa of Alexander, Olivia, Isabella, Ashley and Easton; brother in law of Jeanne Mayr and survived by other loving relatives and friends. Proud Army veteran and long time member of IACC. Steven loved playing bocce, bike riding, kayaking and watching baseball games at Orange Park. Friends and family are invited to attend the Vigil, Thurs., Nov. 11th , 7 p.m.,Garden Chapel, 885 El Camino Real, So. S.F., and Memorial Mass, Fri., Nov. 12th , 10 a.m. St. Veronica Church, 434 Alida Way, So.S.F.,Committal, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma. Contributions may be made in memory of Steven A. Vina to the SO. S.F. Youth Baseball Association, 18 Clara Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080 or your charity of choice. Condolences may also be made at www.gardenchapel885.com Garden Chapel Funeral Directors (650) 583-2510
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Sukhdev Singh Dhaliwal 59, passed away November 5, 2010. Sukhdev was born May 8, 1951, in the village of Rattowal, Punjab, India. He married his wife, Shamsher Kaur on January 26, 1969 and immigrated to the United States in 1975. He has been a Yuba City resident since his arrival in America and worked for Richard Wilbur Ranch in Yuba City since 1975. Our beloved brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Sukhdev was taken from this earth far too early, and the void his departure has left in the hearts of so many who loved him will never be filled. Those whose lives he blessed with his generosity and giving nature will always remember his warmhearted spirit. He was preceded in death by his son, Jasbir (Jesse), age 34 who passed away on July 1st of this year and his older brother Nachattar Dhaliwal of Fresno. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shamsher, daughter, Kulbir (Vahniwal); son-in-law, Gurdeep (Raju); son Amarjit, and grandson Gurshaan. He is also survived by his brothers Bharpoor Dhaliwal of Yuba City, Mohinder Dhaliwal of Live Oak, Mehar Dhaliwal of Fresno and sisters, Karnail Khangura and Mohinder Khattra of Punjab, India and the rest of his extended family. Final prayers and cremation will begin 1 p.m., Friday, November 12th, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. An additional prayer service will follow at the Sikh Temple Gurdwara on Tierra Buena Road. Send Condolences
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.
Sumiko E. Shiraki Resident of San Jose June 21, 1926-Nov. 6, 2010 Entered into rest with her family by her side. She had shared 47 years with her late husband Jimmy. She is survived by her sons, Steve (Bobbie) and Ric (Susan) and grandchildren, Stephanie, Greg, Kristen, Allison and Jill. She will be greatly missed by her sisters Sets (Shig), Ruby (Sab), and Shyoko (Darrell) and by her numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Sayo and May. The family would like to express our appreciation to the Hanchett Park House, owners and staff, for providing a caring and loving home for Mom. A private family service was held on November 9th.
Susana Navarro Resident of San Jose March 24, 1947-Nov.6, 2010 Beloved wife of Javier Navarro. Loving mother of Adriana, Esmeralda, Susy and Javier and proud grandmother of 5. She will be missed dearly by her family and her 3 brothers and 6 sisters. Services will be held on Thursday at 7pm at Lima Campagna Mission Chapel, 600 S. Second Street.
Sylvia Rebecca Bernstein, Resident of Hillsborough, On November 8, 2010 at age 92. Beloved wife of the late Lionel Bernstein for 42 years; loving mother of Alex Bernstein, Pamela Bernstein and Michael Bernstein; adoring grandmother of Roxy (Sheri) Bernstein, Lindsay (Joe) Pasternak, Fred (Bari) Bernstein, Shayna (John) Dunn and Rachel (Derrick) Hart., Sylvia Bernstein, born Sylvia Levy, was born in 1918 (she'd kill me if she knew I published this!) and grew up in Passaic, N.J. She graduated with a Spanish language medal from Passaic South High School in 1936. When living in Brooklyn with her mother Bertha, she met Lionel Bernstein and the two were married in 1944. Alex was born in Brooklyn in 1945 and after the family moved to San Francisco in 1945, Pam and Mike followed., For the next 65 years, Sylvia devoted herself to her husband and her three kids. The family lived in the Richmond district from 1946 to 1960, when the family moved to Hillsborough. Sylvia lost Lionel in 1986. She continued to live in the Hillsborough home, up until her last day, last Monday, which marked over 50 years., Sylvia was the ultimate loving wife and mother. Devotion to her family was her raison d'etre (reason for being). I know. I am lucky enough to be her son., Services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010, at 11:00am at Hills of Eternity Cemetery Chapel, 1301 El Camino Real, Colma, internment to follow., Sinai Memorial Chapel, 415-921-3636
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Gladys Rose Tafjen April 7, 1911 ~ Nov. 7, 2010 Resident of Alamo Gladys Rose Tafjen passed away at home in Alamo on Sunday .....
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TERRY TUERS AUG 11, 1948 - NOV 10, 2009 A year has gone by so fast since you passed on to Heaven. We miss you everyday. Love you always, Your Family & Friends
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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 Arthur Cremer, Resident of San Jose, 53, went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2010 after a fearless battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Ursula Cremer. Survived by wife, Marci, children, Tim, Kathryn, and Rebekah, and brother, Peter (Kim). Also survived by loving in-laws, Bob and Joyce Rhodes, sister-in law, Beth (Dave), and brothers in-law, Greg (Kim) and Ken (Kerry)., Tom was born on November 17, 1956 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. He found his way to San Jose in 1978. Shortly thereafter he met future wife Marci volunteering at the local YMCA. He later worked at National Semiconductor for 20 years and most recently at iTCO Solutions., He held many leadership positions at Church of the Chimes. He found joy in playing guitar for the worship team and was passionate about youth ministry., Known as the "Voice of Willow Glen", he announced football games and was President of the Willow Glen High School Booster Club., Man of faith, devoted husband, loving father, playful uncle, and encouraging friend, he truly lived out his life verse, Matthew 5:16. For those who would like to celebrate Tom's life, please join us on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 12 noon at Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose., In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:, Church of the Chimes, 1447 Bryan Avenue, San Jose, 95118 "Barnabas Fund", WGHS Athletic Booster Club, 2001 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, 95125, South Valley Family YMCA Permanent Endowment-Camperships, 5632 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, 95123.
KUBANI, Thomas L. Tom died peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Born in Detroit on September 14, 1931 he moved to the Los Angeles area in 1959 and has lived in Glendale since 1964. He began practicing law in 1961 and was a leading attorney for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank for almost thirty years. Tom was a long time volunteer for Executive Service Corps, Brothers Helpers and other charitable organizations. Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jan, his three children: Karen, Mike and Dean, and six grandchildren: Joe, Alison, Connor, Parker, Fion and Mari. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday November 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 215 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Tom's name to Brothers' Helpers. www.brothershelpers.org Cabot & Sons, Pasadena
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Tim lost his courageous battle with cancer on October 26, 2010. He will be missed by his loving wife Linda, his children Antonia and Nicholas; his loving parents Charlie and Norma; his loving sisters Coleen (David) Huppe and Cathy (Jeff) Bricker, nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. He attended elementary school and high school in Santa Rosa, going on to earn his Bachelors degree in Economics at Sac- ramento State University. His career included being a stock broker, doing legislative research, and most recently a real estate agent. He was a member of the Church of Christ, the, , served on various water boards, and on the Citrus Heights Planning Commission. His love of life will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ, 5915 Main Ave., Orangevale. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
DEATH NOTICESJEWELL, Gerri: 81; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 4; memorial contributions to Food From the Heart, P.O. Box 3908, Santa Barbara 93130; arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary.
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Victoria Collins, Resident of Almaden Valley, Born 10-11-1955, Died 11-07-2010, Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Mankato, Minnesota, daughter of Dr. AA and Maxine Schmitz, she graduated from Good Counsel Academy (Mankato) in 1973 and the, in 1977., Vicki enjoyed a 30+ year career in Sales at 3M Corporation working out of LA, Boston, Austin and San Jose. Vicki had a vibrant personality and made many, many friends in the Electronics industry. She loved to entertain clients and the highlight of her year would be to set up and run business meetings at the 3M facility in Wonewok, MN., Vicki settled for good in San Jose in 1997 where she met her adoring husband, Chris Cook. Vicki and Chris enjoyed a large circle of friends and loved to travel as well as to spend time with each other at their home in Almaden Valley., Vicki leaves behind loving sister Betty Zwisler, brothers Bill and Steve Schmitz, MD and many nieces, nephews and close friends. To know Vicki was to love her and she was the most nurturing person that you could ever hope to meet. She will be badly missed by all who knew her., Grateful Thanks go to Dr. Dwight Chen and his staff at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, as well as the Staff at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View for the treatment Vicki received from them over the last 4 years during her very brave battle with Ovarian Cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the (, .org), A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Church, Redmond Ave., Almaden, 11:30 AM Monday November 15, 2010 with a private inurnment at the Little Chapel By-the-Sea in Pacific Grove the next day., Arrangements under the direction of ALAMEDA FAMILY FUNERAL & CREMATION Saratoga.
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Violet Marguerite Buffo Lardie, Resident of San Jose, 94, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2010 at her home in San Jose. Born December 27, 1915 in Pittsburgh, PA, Vi married Charles R. Lardie and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where the two managed Regal Lanes Bowling Alley for many years., Vi was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Mary Buffo, her husband Charles, her brothers Joseph, John, and Elmer, sister Sylvia, and her beloved daughter, Marilyn Grace Handley. She is survived by her devoted son-in-law, Gary Handley; grandson Robert Handley; granddaughters Christine Sullivan, Karen Dito, and Stacey Draper; one great- granddaughter and seven great-grandsons; niece Jean Painter; and her most cherished friends, George Burke, Pat Lama, and Sheila Baldi., During World War II, and after her parents died, Vi moved from Pittsburgh to Cleveland to work in a factory, an original "Rosie the Riveter." There she met her husband, whose diabetes kept him from military service. When in later years diabetes claimed Chuck's sight, Vi ran home and bowling alley and cared for him as well. "Gramma Vi" was an excellent bowler and an avid sports fan. Until her final illness she read the paper every day and followed the Giants religiously. She loved entertaining her friends and playing cards, where she often ended the day with most of the pennies. Her greatest joy was in taking care of her home and family., At Vi's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124
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
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WODARCZAK, William (Woody) William (Woody) Wodarczak passed away peacefully at the age of 75, November 5, with his family at his side, after a short battle with cancer. Woody was Sec/Treas. and president of the C.W.A. union. He retired from G.T.E. in Santa Barbara. He was an Exalted Ruler for Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613 1989 - 1990.
passed away November 1, 2010 in Santa Rosa at the age of 88. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Thora-Ruth, two daughters Karen (Terry) Larson and the late Kathryn Williams, three grandchildren David Larson, Valerie (Matt) Wolfe, Melissa (Terry) Cherney. Also three great granddaughters Annika and Maggie Wolfe and Samantha Cherney. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 4930 Newanga Ave., Santa Rosa with reception to follow at the same location. Wally was born on Feb. 2, 1922 in Washington State, and then became a bay area resident in 1940, and moved to Santa Rosa in 1947. Wally has been a longtime member of Rincon Valley Optimist Club. Wally was a veteran of, . He served in the, Signal Corp. seeing action in 11 major battles in the European Theater. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Faith Lutheran Church of Santa Rosa where he was a member. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747.
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.
Walter Martin Bognuda passed away on November 6, 2010 in Santa Rosa. He was born on October 3, 1924 in Eureka, California. Walter had been a dairy rancher in Loleta until he retired in 1990 and moved to Santa Rosa with his wife Pat. Walter attended Fortuna High School where he was an All League basketball player. Upon graduation he joined the United States, and where he saw action in the South Pacific eventually being wounded in the Philippines and was discharged as a Sergeant in 1945. He was a lifetime member of, Sunset Post 2207. He enjoyed his retirement years in Santa Rosa playing golf, bocce ball and traveling to Europe, Asia and Africa. Over the years he had served as a Trustee for the Loleta Union School Board, a Board member of both Redwood Memorial Hospital and the Humboldt County Fair. He was a member of the Humboldt Creamery for 40 years and was Chairman of the Board for 10 of those years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Pat; his sons Greg of Greenbrae, California and Brad and his wife Gayle of Caymus, Washington; his sister Armeda Clausen of Eureka; his granddaughter Stephanie of Greenbrae; three nieces and one nephew; four cousins and numerous relatives in Switzerland. Walter requested that no services be held. The family will have a private celebration of Walter's life at a later date. Donations in Walter's memory may be made to the Sutter VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 N. Dutton Avenue Santa Rosa, California 95401-4606.
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.,
Wanda Yudicsak, 90, of Redding died Tuesday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Ward Robert Malkin, a 26-year resident of Tierrasanta, CA, Ward was born May 20, 1926, to Mary Brugge Malkin and William Ward Malkin in East Norwalk, 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-coun-try 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 Trans-america 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 Brook-field; 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 p.m. Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108 or to a charity of your choice.
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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.
Swisher, William E. March 20, 1918 - November 1, 2010 William Earl (Bill) Swisher II, 92, died peacefully in his sleep on November 1, 2010. He was born in Denton, Texas, on March 20, 1918, the eldest son of William Earl and Minnie Lee (Grant) Swisher. The family moved to California in 1924, first settling in Long Beach and later, Eagle Rock, where Bill graduated from high school. Bill lived in the Los Angeles area for the remainder of his life. Due to the early death of his parents, Bill went to work in the insurance business to support his siblings. During World War II, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Destroyer Edgar G. Chase in the Atlantic theater. He rose to the rank of Electrician's Mate, First Class, before his honorable discharge in 1945. After the war, he resumed his career in the insurance field, eventually retiring in 1980 as Regional Vice President for TransAmerica Life Insurance Company. Bill married Dorothy Renetta (Dottie) Fleishman on April 16, 1955. They enjoyed many happy years of marriage, traveling to the far corners of the world. Besides travel, they enjoyed swimming, swing dancing, and entertaining. Following Dottie's death in 1985, Bill took up golfing. He remained in excellent physical and mental condition throughout almost all of his life, and after retirement enjoyed his annual trips to Navy reunions, fixing electrical items, studying medical developments, and helping his friends. Bill was an active member of the Glendale First Presbyterian Sunday School Senior class for many years and had many friends there. Bill was known as a "pretty special guy," and will be missed by many. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie Swisher; sister, Hattie Lena Swisher; sister, Dorothy Swisher Bishop and her husband, William C. Bishop; brother, John Madison Swisher II; two of John's children, Diane and Jack; friend Kay, and his girlfriend, Helen Rassmun. He is survived by his niece, Dawn Bishop-Kleweno, her husband, Keven Kleweno, and their children, Elizabeth Kleweno and William Kleweno, all of Anchorage, Alaska; nephew, William Earl Swisher III of California; his brother John's grandson, John Madison Swisher IV and his family, all of Idaho; and many close members of Helen's family. Bill's memorial service will be held on November 16th at 10 a.m. at Glendale Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Louise Street, Glendale, California (818-242-8873), Reverend Ken Baker officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Dawn Bishop-Kleweno, P. O. Box 100341, Anchorage, Alaska 99510. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Glendale Presbyterian for its Sunday School program, or to a charity of choice.
William Henry Jones May 28, 1951 - November 3, 2010 On November 3, 2010 William Henry Jones "Wildbill" my husband of 37 years passed away. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was know by all as "Uncle Bill". He is survived by his daughters, Suzanne, Stephanie and husband Acie George, Tabitha and husband Richard Smith; brother, Jack Jones; two sons by a previous marriage, Jason and Jarrod Jones. He also leaves nine grandchildren and numerous extended family members. I would like to thank the staff at Memorial Hospital for the care that was given to him. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall (#B) of Jehovah's Witnesses, 830 Wilson Road.
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BARVIN-William Richard Barvin (Bill), born in Queens, NY on September 21, 1935 passed away in Pasadena, CA on October 25, 2010. He is survived by his wife Carol of 47 years, 3 children, Randy Barvin, Pam (Bill) Pedersen, and Beckie (Rich) Agnew and 2 loving grand children, Kaitlin and Cody. Bill entered USC at the age of 16, earning his Bachelor's Degree and followed with a Master's degree from
Robinson, William Robert December 26, 1921 - November 5, 2010 A naval veteran of World War II, he worked for Lockheed Aircraft from his senior year at Hollywood High School until his retirement. His work at Lockheed totaled 54 years. He started college at the age of 40 and 24 years later he graduated with a Masters degree in Computer Science. He leaves behind a son, daughter, step son, step daughter, grandson, granddaughter and 7 great grand children. A gravesite service in his memory will be held at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills on 11/11/10.
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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Madeline Harriet Williams Dec. 1, 1936 - Oct. 20, 2010 Resident of Oakland Madeline Williams of Oakland passed away Wednesday, October 20, at her .....
Yuriko "Lilly" Joslin was born in Japan in February 1933, and passed away after a brief illness Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at home amongst family. She was a middle school student in Nagasaki when the bomb fell. Thankfully, she was not in the city that day. Ten years later, she married Captain John M. Joslin of the U.S. Air Force and moved with him to America. They eventually settled in Atascadero in 1957. She was a devoted mother with a huge heart and raised a large family. The joys of her life were her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and was famous for being able to make anything grow. Lilly is survived by her sons Leo (Gary) of San Francisco, Charlie (Susan) of Atascadero, Victor (Kaylene) of Lago Vista, Texas, Gus (Denise) of Fontana, Calif., Mark of Palmdale, Calif., and Bob (Leslie) of Templeton; grandchildren Charlie Jr. (Rylee), Amanda, Tracy, Sean, Elizabeth, Tyler, John Cody, Hallie, Hannah, Jennie, Bobby, John Mark and Brian; and great-grandchildren Alexis, Mazie, Madorie, and Kellen; daughters-in-law, Julie and Sandy; along with scores of others who knew her as "Grandma Lilly." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Yuriko''s name to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South Street, Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Chapel of the Roses 466-1161 Atascadero
Yvette Elizabeth (Ferrari) Ball, Resident of Roseville, CA, On November 8th in San Francisco, Yvette Elizabeth (Ferrari) Ball was sent to heaven. She leaves behind to mourn, her husband Calvin Ball, her children Mia, Jada and Tre. Brothers Jack Ferrari, Paul Ferrari and Allen Ferrari. Sisters Annie Ferrari (Douglas) and Lola Kovac. Sister-in-laws, Kimberly Ferrari and Tamara Icardi Ferrari, nephews and nieces, Winston, Dean, Ralph, Jacklyn, Frankie, Gabriella, Donovan, Vincenco, Paulie and Giacomo Ferrari., Yvette passed away after a 2 year battle with Amyothrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She was preceded in death by her mother Elizabeth Ferrari and father Jack L. Ferrari., Yvette was born in San Francisco and attended Our Lady of Angels Grammar School and Mercy High School, Burlingame and Mills High School, Millbrae., Yvette touched all our lives and will be trully missed., Friends and family are invited to a Rosary on Nov. 11, 2010 at 7:00pm at Crosby-N Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame. Funeral Mass will be on Nov. 12, 2010 at 12:30pm at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame., In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Forbes Norris ALS Clinic, 2324 Sacramento St., #150, San Francisco, CA 94115.
Zelma Mae Rodriguez, 75, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Joe Rodriguez; sons David, Larry and Kenny (Susan); grandchildren Shauna (Jacob), Alisha, Joshua, Sarah, Serina (Ty), Shaun, Shaun II, Christopher, Shantel, Ian and Alex; five great-grandchildren Michael, Mathew, Joshua, Kayla and Chloe Jayne; great-great grandchild, Christopher Michael; and step-grandchildren, Eric and Evan. She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Manos; mother, Molly Medina; son, Tony Lynn; and daughter, Joann Rodriguez. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch Ave. in Grover Beach. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Calvary Chapel, 1133 Maple St. in Arroyo Grande. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach
Bergquist, Zoe T. May 29, 1932 - November 3, 2010 Zoe Patricia (Thompson) Bergquist passed away peacefully in Rancho Palos Verdes on November 3, 2010, surrounded by her family. Zoe was born in New Jersey on May 29, 1932, to Edith and William Thompson, Jr. Her family moved to Palos Verdes Estates in 1942. Zoe attended Malaga Cove School and graduated from Chadwick High School in 1949. Zoe started college at University of Arizona and finished at USC in 1953 and was a member of Delta Delta Delta. Zoe married Henry Bergquist (Harry) in 1954. After a working as a buyer for Bullock's Wilshire, Zoe began teaching elementary school in Downey. Zoe was a devoted humanitarian and served countless hours on boards and committees of various organizations including: Trojan League of the South Bay, Junior League of Long Beach, National Charity League, Delta Delta Delta Alumni Association and Sleighbell, Town and Gown and Peninsula Committee for the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. She was a loyal supporter of USC athletics and will always be a Trojan. Fight on! From 1985 to 1993, Zoe was the director of the Banning Residence Museum in Wilmington, CA. During her tenure as museum director, she started The Floriade flower show and fundraiser, The Victorian Christmas luncheon and opened the first museum Gift Shop. Zoe was preceded in death by Harry in 1997. She is survived by her daughter Kristin (Dan) Sibson of Pacific Palisades and son Erik (Margaret) of Rolling Hills Estates, brother William (Judith) of Palos Verdes Estates, and her grandchildren Ulysse, Bailey, Abigail, Claire and Walter, as well as her nieces and nephews. The past several years have been so painful for her family and friends as they have watched Zoe lose her sense of person. Her passing is a relief and she is now truly at peace. Zoe will be remembered as a bright, passionate, strong woman who could accomplish any task set before her. Funeral private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the would be greatly appreciated.