DILLEY, ANGELA S. San Diego 10-3-1962 to 11-11-2010 10:30 A.M. Graveside Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Dr., San Diego, CA 92102 Featheringill Mortuary
Adam Hinojos of Lemoore died peacefully at St. Agnes hospital on October 30 at 7:30 a.m. at the age of 89 after a short illness. Adam was born in Kansas City, MO to Joseph and Altagracia Hinojos on June 6, 1921. His mother passed away when he was 6 months old and he and his father moved to Lemoore, California. He graduated from Lemoore High in 1941 and joined the war effort by enlisting in the US Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Horham, England during, . He met his future wife Annie Robertson on a double date while up in Scotland. They were married on September 18, 1945. After the war Adam returned to Lemoore in 1946. His wife joined him the same year., Adam is survived by his two children, Jo Ann Hinojos of Lemoore and John A. Hinojos of San Diego. He is also survived by a half-sister, Josephine Stanton, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Adam and Annie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2005. His wife Annie, passed away in March 2006. In addition to his daughter Jo Ann and his son John, Adam also added "adopted" many additional children that he included in his extended family: Robert Cox of San Diego, Laney Baltazar of Lemoore, Michael Baltazar (his "grandson") of Fresno, Rickie and Duane Souza, and Susette and Dave Ecker of Lemoore, and Rick Chapman and Jan Mooney of Reno, Sandi Everhart, Jim Hyberg and Barbara Spencer of Fresno and Kathy Sackett of Hanford. Adam hosted an American Field Service (AFS) exchange student in 1969, Peter Rado, from Italy., Adam was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and an avid supporter of the Lemoore High Tigers and CSU Fresno State Bulldogs football teams. He was also very active and volunteered at the Lemoore Senior Center. Adam was involved with the 95th Bomb Group (a World War II reunion association) which was the squadron he served during World War II. He served as president of the organization and twice placed the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers representing the organization which he recently placed with Michael Baltazar, his "grandson" in August 2010., During his lifetime he enjoyed traveling, golfing, and was a longtime fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49'ers, and participated on bowling teams for Boston Ranch Company and Lincoln Market. He also enjoyed growing roses and visiting his wife's relatives in Scotland., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore. Arrangements are by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. Friends, who wish, may contribute in his memory to the, , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711 or the St. Peters Catholic Church Building Fund, 19 Follett St., Lemoore, CA 93245.
KIYOHARA, Akira (81), veteran of Korean War, passed away on November 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Kiyohara; sons, Keith (Majken) and Kerry (Mimy) Kiyohara the latter of Beijing, China; daughter, Tammy (Dale) Matsubara; grandchildren, Kendall, Kalani, Kiana and Trent Kiyohara; siblings, Tak (Aiko), Lefty, Ron Kiyohara and Mary (Lucky) Yamaga; brother-in law, Roy (Terry) Nakawatase; sister-in-law, Sachiko Nakawatase; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10:00AM at Senshin Buddhist Temple, 1311 W. 37th St., L.A., CA. Family requests that flowers be omitted. (213) 749-1449 www.kubotanikkeimortuary.com
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Long time Hanford business owner, Alger (Scotty) Chamberlain Scott passed away Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the age of 94., Scotty was born to Alger B. and Mildred C. Scott in San Luis Obispo, on December 7, 1915. Scotty's family moved to Hanford during his High School years, and as a young man, Scotty found himself working side-by-side with his father, at the Belridge Oil Company. Scotty also worked for Kaiser Permanente, Hitchcock Transportation and Don Keith Trucking, before joining his wife, Alice, in operating Star Stenographic Services, in 1958., Those who knew Scotty, will remember a man with an incredible intellect. Well into his 90's, he could recollect the tiniest details of most events in his life. As Scotty got older, his speech was slower, but his stories held your attention. Scotty had a passion for understanding how things operated, and well into his retirement, enjoyed tinkering in his garage and on the equipment that he had operated for so many years., Scotty was married to Alice Howard Scott. They met while working at Kaiser Permanente during WWII. After the war ended, they came to live near Scotty's family, in Hanford., Scotty and Alice had no children. However, there were many friends, business associates and employees and the Scott's were well known in Hanford, as partner/owners of Star Stenographic Services. Clients knew Scotty paid tremendous attention to detail. He was very professional, and a true craftsman. Those who knew Scotty and Alice remember them as active community members. Their contributions to the community of Hanford were great., Scotty was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, his parents, Alger & Mildred Scott, and his brother Royal Scott. He is survived by his sister Harriet Feaver of Fresno and numerous nephews and nieces., It was always Scotty's wish to stay at home as long as possible, and many people assisted in his care over the past few years. But Rebecca Hubbard, who took him into her home and cared for him as part of her family, truly was his angel on earth. Because of her willingness to make this full time commitment, Scotty was able to live in a home environment as his health weakened., Special Mention should also be made, to Adventist Health Home Care and Hospice for playing a tremendous role in Scotty's comfort and allowing Rebecca some respite care that she otherwise would not have received., It was Scotty's wish that he be interred with his wife Alice, in Lodi, California. There will be a Memorial Service in Hanford, at People's Funeral Chapel, on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 2 p.m., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Adventist Home Health Care and Hospice, 460 Kings County Drive, Hanford., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
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Alice Feusi 94, passed away peacefully at the family farm in Sutter County on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. She was born Alice May Shannon, November 4, 1916, to Grover and Dolly Shannon in Tudor, California, and was the eldest of 3 children. She was a lifelong resident of Sutter County. She graduated from Yuba City High School in 1934, and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Sacramento, in 1939. She married Frank Feusi of Sacramento on January 25, 1940. They started farming in the West Oswald area of Sutter County in 1943. She is survived by her 4 children: Ed Feusi of Netcong, New Jersey; Tom Feusi of Yuba City; Barbara Fredine of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; and Judy Roberts of Yuba City; and by her brother, Sam Shannon of Yuba City. She also has 10 Grandchildren and 14 Great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many good friends. She was an active volunteer and supporter of Camp Fire Girls and Camp Me-Wa-Hi, receiving Camp Fire's highest award, the Luther Halsey Gulick Award. She was an active member of Gamma Chapter, Alpha Sigma Sorority. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Feusi; and by her sister, Barbara Gildersleeve. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 2:00PM at St. Isidore's Catholic Church. Visitation will be at the Ullrey Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM. Entombment will be at Sierra View Memorial Park. She will be missed. Send Condolences at
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Allene Kistler, a long time resident of the South Bay, passed away last month due to a long illness. Living in Hermosa Beach for the past 36 years, Allene was preceded in death by her husband, Don. "Allie" as she was endearingly known, was born in Redondo Beach, CA but spent most of her childhood in North Hollywood. After graduating from North Hollywood High in the winter of 1951, she went to work for Universal Studios in the mail room and the casting office and had a brief modeling career. During this time, she was chosen to appear in the 1954 Rose Parade as the "Ice Maiden" for Hoffman Television. From there, she went to work at Allied Artists where she met her future husband, Don Kistler. After marrying, Allie and Don moved back to Manhattan Beach to start their family and never left the South Bay. Allie was a devout wife and mother and after raising her children, returned to work. She was a dedicated volunteer at Torrance Memorial Medical Center for many years and since 1994 had volunteered at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Allie supported various charities including: SPARE Animal Rescue, and Mouth and Foot Painting Artists to name a few. Allie loved living near the ocean; enjoying the local mountains and traveling the country with her husband Don in their RV. Allie is survived by her four daughters, Donene Kistler; Janine Walker (Jeff), Stacey Campbel (Tim) and Christie Hayes (Greg): her nephew, Michael Kistler (Becky) and family; and grandson, Trevor Hayes. To all that knew and loved her, Allie will be greatly missed. Services in her honor will be held at Rice Mortuary, Torrance, CA on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, (310) 792-7599. Please sign the guest book at
In Loving Memory of Amanda Fimbres-Baeza Sister, today would have been your 45th birthday. We talk of you often, sometimes with laughter, sometimes with tears. But we know you are with Our Lord in the greatest place of all. Keeping you in our prayers and loving your children always... Love, Terry, Sylvia, Ralphie, Gabriel and family Happy Birthday, Mija Love, Mom & Dad
POLLOCK, Anderina (Andi), (Twells) Anderina "Andi" Pollock was born in Springburn, Scotland on May 12, 1939 to James and Flora Pollock (Rollo), and went to school in Bishopbriggs, Scotland. Andi arrived in America in 1957 and married Tom Twells in 1960 in San Francisco they had two sons Harry and Gordon, and then divorced in 1982. Andi has lived in Rincon Valley since 1976. Andi worked for Crocker Bank until 1978, then at Michelle's Restaurant and at The Tides. From 1990 till 2001 she was the Hospitality Coordinator at Benziger Winery in Glen Ellen then retired. Andi worked part-time for Hans Fahden Winery as a wedding coordinator through 2009. Andi was known for having a place for everything and a good sense of humor she enjoyed traveling to warm places with her friends, frequent trips to Bodega Bay and shopping in Montgomery Village. In 1997 Andi began AA for the final time and it was the support and love of so many in the program that allowed her to live a full and complete life one day at a time. Ultimately it was her faith in Jesus and His Grace that allowed her the strength to face each day with the class and dignity she displayed in every aspect of her journey. Andi passed away in her home Thursday morning November 11, 2010 at 11:11 a.m. with her two sons Harry and Gordon by her side. A public memorial service for Andi will be held Thursday November 18, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park Chapel. As was Andi's wish she will be cremated with her ashes scattered by her boys at a later date. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
Angel Martinez Guerrero 101, of Yuba City passed away November 14, 2010 at Rideout Hospital. Born May 3, 1909 in San Francisco, Del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico, he was a resident of the area for 1 year. He worked as a Labor Contractor. Survivors include wife, Stephanie Guerrero of Yuba City, CA; son, Richard Guerrero of Yuba City, CA; daughter, Jenny Del Campo of San Jose, CA; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Guerrero. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday (Today) at 7:00pm at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00am, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Yuba City with Father Cormac Lacre officiating. Burial will be held Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Send Condolences at
Angelo C. Serrato, A resident of Sunnyvale, Peacefully at home, Mon. Nov. 15, 2010. Angelo is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anita Serrato. His daughter, Joanne (Bob) McDonald, and son Carl (Mary) Serrato. Grandfather of David, Aaron, Ian. Brother of Raymond (Maria) Serrato., A veteran of, , U.S., Air Corps. A native of S.F. Age 90 yrs., Visitations will begin on Weds. Nov. 17, 2010 at 5:00 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M. at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real W., Mtn.View. A funeral Mass will be held on Thurs., Nov. 18, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Cyprians Church, 1133 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale, CA. 94086. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma., Please view/sign guestbook at
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Retired Chief Petty Officer Antonio "Tony" Baza, 85, of Dixon, Calif., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Nov. 6, at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base., He was born on Oct. 11, 1925, on Guam., He served 21 years in the United States Navy as a submarine cook. He retired from the Navy in 1971., Visitation will be held today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Dixon, Calif. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The burial with full military honors will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Dixon, (707) 693-0292. Visit the on line guest book at www.bryanbraker.com.,
Arlys Jean "Prouse" Wuitschick Dec. 01, 1934 to Nov. 12, 2010 Arlys was born on December 1, 1934, in Aberdeen South Dakota to John and Cathryn Prouse. While working for F.W. Woolworth Company in Bremerton Washington, Arlys met her future husband Richard who she married Oct 1, 1955. The Woolworth company is what brought the newly weds to Southern California. They moved their home first to Santa Paula, Reseda, Anaheim, Norwalk, Buena Park and finally Lompoc in 1969 (via the old Surf Beach train stop). For many years Arlys attended Queen of Angels Catholic Church where she and her family worshiped and dedicated their time and talents. During this time she also continued her education at Allan Hancock Community College and earned a certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Shortly before the early death of her husband in 1977, Arlys began working for the Lompoc Hospital. From the mid 1970's to early 1980's she dedicated herself to the care of others in need and worked tirelessly for her coworkers as Chief Union Stewart. As a widow, Arlys dedicated her life to the care of her children yet still continued the pursuit of her own personal growth. In the 1980's she, with two partners, opened a business called "A Royal Touch Catering". She had a wonderful flair for making designer cakes, specialty candies, and delectable foods known throughout the Lompoc area. In her retirement years Arlys enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Half Century Club of Lompoc where she loved (absolutely loved!) to play Bingo. She also enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and the Chumash Casino. As she neared the end of her journey, Arlys especially enjoyed spending time with those she loved including her children, grandchildren, and great grand children. Arlys is survived by her four children Terri (Louis) Rockvam, of Louisiana, Gary (Teresa) Wuitschick of Lompoc, Greg (Dolly) Wuitschick of Lompoc, and Toni Salas of Lompoc. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Aimee Rockvam and her sons Chris and Josh, Samantha (Dale) Bloomer and her son Tristen, Megan Salas, Cheyenne and Gregory II Wuitschick, Shelby and Ashley Wuitschick. She is preceded in death by her late husband Richard Wuitschick in 1977, her parents; brothers William, Leo, Richard, John, Don and her sisters Genevive, Elizabeth, Viola, Irena, and Mary Ann. While Arlys will be truly missed by her family and friends, all should take solace that she goes with Gods grace as she journeys to a place where she will be reunited with the love of her life, close family, and dear friends who have gone before her. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 10:30 am at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary in Lompoc. A private interment at the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Armando Meza Ruiz, born January 10, 1931 in Brawley, California passed away privately in his home on November 7, 2010. He was 79 years old., Armando was a, Veteran, drafted into the U.S., in 1952. He served with company K, 130th Infantry Regiment. He was a light weapons infantryman who performed the duties of Squad Leader and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, 2, , the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. Upon his honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal, Armando returned home to his friends and family in Hanford. Shortly afterwards he married Rosie Ramirez and eventually settled in Armona to raise their 3 sons, Armand Jr., Robert and Samuel., In 1962 Armando was hired with Pirelli/Armstrong tire plant and retired after 37 years in 1999. For more than 22 years, thought the late 60's to early 90's, Armando shared his passion for baseball by coaching such little league teams as "Cassidys," "Budget Homes" and "Armstrong" in Hanford. He later coached the Babe Ruth Teams "Astros" and Reds.", Armando leaves behind his wife of 53 years, his 3 sons, his sisters; Mary Perez, Sally Torres, Irma Verdugo, Virginia Zamora, Evangelina Delco and a brother, Raul. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rodolfo and Patrocinia Ruiz, his sisters, Hortencia Gomez and Rachel Jenson and his brother, Arturo Ruiz., The Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services on Thursday, November 11, at 6:30 p.m. with Mass on Friday at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of March Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Grangeville Cemetery in Armona.
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Angelina Faustino Aroma Resident of Hayward Aug. 14, 1944 - Nov. 16, 2009 You will always be everdearest darling wife to Esmie; loving mother .....
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MR. AUDON RUIZ, age 76, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 11, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
BERBERET, Rose Marie Homemaker and Businesswoman Rose Marie Doherty Berberet, 86, died November 11, 2010 at home in Carpinteria of natural causes. Marie, as she was known to all, delighted in her family. Her husband Jack called her a saint. Marie loved to play with and read to her five children and later her grandchildren. Like Tom Sawyer, she could even make chores fun. She will be remembered for her sharp sense of humor and easy laugh. Mrs.
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BARBARA ALVARES JUN 10, 1945 - NOV 11, 2010 Barbara Alvares, 65 of Hilmar passed away at her home after a long illness. Barbara was born in Newman to Joe & Tillie Santos. She was raised in Stevenson and attended Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar High. She married John Alvares on October 11, 1975 and settled in Hilmar where she has lived for the last 35 years. She worked for Dairyland Market in Hilmar as well as Medic Alert in Turlock. She is preceded in death by her parents Joe & Tillie Santos. She is survived by her husband, John Alvares; children, Clarence Rodrigues, Catherine Rodrigues, Leann Craven, and Lonnie Alvares. She also leaves her grand- children, Justin & Kyle Rodrigues, Barbara & Richard Folks, Shealyn & Kadence Craven, and one on the way. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 6:00pm on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 8471 Cypress Ave., Hilmar. Entombment will follow the mass at the Sunset Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made in Barbara's name to Hospice of Emanuel, 825 Delbon Ave. Turlock, CA 95380. Please share your memories and condolences at, www.turlockmemorialpark.com
Barbara Lamb, Born April 23, 1916 -, Passed October 19, 2010, Barbara Ester (Washburn) Lamb passed away in Cayucos on October 19, 2010 at the age of 94. Barbara was born in Hanford, CA on April 23, 1916 to Earl and Mary Viola (Hames) Washburn. She was born in the family home on Florinda Street and attended local schools. She graduated from Hanford High School in 1934 and attended COS for two years., She moved to Visalia in the mid forties and started a 45 year career as a legal secretary, mostly with Mr. Mitchell. She married Norman Lamb in 1954 in Carmel, CA. Norman was a petroleum supplier in Visalia. Upon her husband's death in 1992, Barbara would split time between Visalia and Cayucos. She cherished her Cayucos home and spending time with her nieces and nephews over the recent years. Holiday's were very special with family. Visiting the Sequoia's, San Francisco for a play and shopping, Tony Bennett's music and a good crab sandwich were some of her favorites., Barbara left us suddenly on October 19. She was still driving to the coast, wearing high heels, very independent, and would enjoy champagne in a very cold glass. She lived her life right to the end with a lot of class., Barbara is the last of her immediate family to pass. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Viola (Hames) Washburn; brother Earl Jr. and wife Billie; brother Byron (Moe); sister Marjorie (Washburn) Chambers and husband Charles., She is survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends., Private burial was October 27, 2010 at the Kings River Cemetery in Hanford where her Mother and Father, brother Earl and wife Billie are also buried. The cemetery is only a short distance from her Mother's birth place on the Kings River., We will miss you Barbara. The memories will console us and your spirit will live with us for all time. We were fortunate to have been part of your life and will always smile when we remember our tall, red headed and fun loving Aunt Barbara. You were truly "one of a kind.", There has been a change of venue for the Celebration of Life for Barbara. It will be held at Vintage Press in Visalia, California on Saturday, November 13, 2010 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.
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Genevieve Victoria Beltran Nov. 17, 1931 - Nov. 13, 2010 Resident of Hayward Genevieve Beltran passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones .....
Snyder, Bernard R. August 18, 1922 - November 13, 2010 Bernard R. Snyder passed away November 13, 2010 at age 88. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn, his children Martin, Allyn (Jeffrey) Levine, Jeffrey, grandchildren Deborah, Danielle, Lauren, Todd, Jessica, Alix, sister Geraldine Finegold and nephews Michael and Dennis Weinreich. Eden Memorial Park.
Betty Cenedella 84, of Marysville, CA passed away on November 10, 2010. She was born in Anna Texas on August 27, 1926. Betty was the beloved wife of Ken Cenedella for 56 years, and mother to Bill Cenedella who have preceded her. Betty is survived by two daughters: Janis Cenedella (son-in-law Giles Ganey) of Aliso Viejo, CA and Jill Cenedella (son-in-law Merlyn Carver) of Yuba City; six grandchildren: Cameron Cenedella, Danielle Cenedella, Jack Beisel, Whitney Stutz, Lyudmila Ganey and Marcus Tharp; and two great - grandchildren: Lorenzo Padilla and London Cenedella. An avid golfer, domino and bridge player, Betty loved sports; both the competition and camaraderie of friends. Betty was never without a book to read and with her husband Ken, she traveled all over the world. A memorial service celebrating her life and honoring her memory is scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday, November 19, 2010 at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Marysville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Marysville High School Athletic Department. Send Condolences at
Betty Jane Sandoval, born Betty Jane Welcher at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Mich., to parents Nora and Leslie Welcher on Nov. 22, 1924, "Grandma Betty" died at home and at rest at 9 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2010. To those who knew her, she loved you all. And to all of us, we are reminded by her "To love one another.", She leaves her two daughters, Leslye Ann Clarke from Guerneville, Calif., and Glennda Lynn Morford of Carson City, Nev. Her son Michael Clarke preceeded her in death on May 22, 2010., She enjoyed time spent with her 10 grandchildren and the flurry of great-grandchildren that continue on into this world. Other family members include her two nieces, Janene Clark and Cherie Nunnick of Grass Valley, Calif. and their extended families, and two nieces from Beaver Creek, Ore., Jesse Winter and Bobbie Hasselbring., Betty worked as a beautician for 30 years but the highlight of her life was in the Navy, from 1942 to 1945. She worked at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, D.C. in the maps division at the Pentagon., She often spoke of feeling "shang-haid" on the desert, where she settled 30 years ago with her husband Louis Sandoval, also a decorated war veteran and, paratrooper from, , who died on May 12, 1998., Betty continued to serve as vice president of the Hi-Desert Waves, unit 122, joining other "shang-haid" Waves Nationals in presenting their wreath to honor the war dead on Memorial Day at Victor Valley Memorial Park where she will be buried on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010., A chapel service from noon to 2 p.m. at Victor Valley Mortuary will be followed by graveside services on the Avenue of Flags including a, Honor Guard presentation and dove ceremony.
Beverly "Bev" Ruth Baker June 28, 1949 - November 13, 2010 Bev passed away peacefully at her home in Bakersfield, CA on Saturday, November 13, 2010, surrounded by her loved ones. Bev was born in Minneapolis, MN to Albert E. Brown, Sr. and Ardys (Brown) Carlton. Thirty-six years ago Bev and Phil found the love of their lives and one year later they formed a bond based on love, honesty, loyalty and became husband and wife. The combined family included Bev's daughter and son and Phil's two daughters. All together they became a very loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Stafford and Lela Baker whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her husband, Phil Baker; their four children, Wendy Jarrett (Chris), Sheila Youngblood, Tawni Baker (Jamie Trevino) and Robert Gaumond (Traci). Grandchildren, Ashley Buys, Charles Zaremba, Elias and Corey Trevino, and Logan Jarrett. Great Grandchild, Anna Olson. She also leaves behind her brothers, sisters and in-in-laws, Bonnie McQueen (Tom), Brenda Mosesian, Allen Brown (Helga), Albert Brown, Jr. (Brenda), Augie Brown (Shelia), Patty Beck (Bill), Art Brown (Rhonda), Mary Peters (Shawn), Sandy Lancaster, Susie Duncan (Danny); and her numerous nieces and nephews. Bev's vibrant personality affected everyone and everything she met. She adored animals and went out of her way to care for them. Bev had a profound impact on those who crossed her path. Her generous and caring nature will be missed by all! The family is extremely grateful for the dedicated and caring services of Hoffmann Hospice, (Felicia, Ana and Laney). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA, Hoffmann Hospice, or , Breast Cancer Research. As per Bev's request, no service will be held.
Aug 12, 1947-Nov 9, 2010. He was a retired LAPD Officer of 29 yrs. He received an AA from College of the Redwoods 1967, BA Humboldt State University 1970, CA teaching credential 1973, AS from Santa Rosa JC 1975, South Fork HS Miranda, CA 1965 Student Body President. He was preceded in death by His father Cecil Row and then his brother David Row in 2007 He is survived by his mother Millie Row, Glenda Row and their children Teresa Row, Troy (Terry Row), Jennifer (Tim Rodino), Sunshine (David Bright), Candice Row (Jim Glennon), and 6 grandchildren whom he loved and enjoyed watching- Destiny Rodino 19yrs. Softball UCLA, Dino Rodino 16yrs. basketball Hart High Casey Bright 15yrs. Football SCCS Heavenly Bright 11yrs. who gave his wake-up call every am, Trinity Bright 3 yrs. who sang and danced, and Zion Bright 5 mo. who laughed and loved it when grandpa held him. He enjoyed his time with his best friend and partner (brother) Billy Martin and the friends who visited him. He was well cared for by Circle of Life and Gerenet hospice. His memorial service will be at Cornerstone Community Church 2080 Winifred St. Simi Valley, CA 93063 on Fri., Nov. 19th at 1:00. Please sign the guest book at
Bobbie Ruth Cobine was born June 5, 1937 in Seminary, Mississippi. At the age of 14 she married her first husband after getting pregnant. One year later Bobbie divorced her first husband. Later she met her husband William C. Cobine Sr. in Arizona, while with her father with the U.S. Air Force. William and Bobbie were married on July 12, 1955. Bobbie traveled with William C. Cobine Sr. while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Bobbie spent the last thirty six years living in Kings County, thirty-three of which she lived in Lemoore. Bobbie worked for Angel De La Guardia for 25 years, in the Kings County area with her husband. Bobbie was married to her husband for more than 50 years until his passing in 2005. Bobbie graduated high school after a long wait on June 2, 2008 at the age of 71., Bobbie wanted to stress on all of her family and friends to always continue education, because she did not have the opportunity herself until later in life., Bobbie passed on November 8, 2010 at Hanford Community Hospital due to complications from Cancer., Bobbie is survived by her sister, Theresa; brother, Joe,' her two sons, William Jr., Paul, six daughters Debra, Wanda, Vickie, Sandra, Tina, Teri; 17 grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, and many, many friends., Visitation will be held Friday, November 12, 2010 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore, CA., Friends who wish can make donations in Bobbie's Memory to , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711.
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Caroline Berkley Bowman, 94, died Nov. 10. She was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Stockton. Mrs. Bowman lived most of her life in San Joaquin .....
Moye, Catherine Clarina March 6, 1920 - November 10, 2010 Catherine Clarina Kelly Johnson Moye, beloved mother of son David. Predeceased by 1st husband "Tex" Johnson, 2nd husband Ross Moye, youngest son Chuck & eldest granddaughter Diana. Survived by son David & wife Susan, eldest grandchildren David & Lori & their families, youngest granddaughter Devon, dear friend Doreen Reid, & the many loving family members of "Tex" Johnson. The David Johnson Family Memorial Services for "Mom" to be announced.
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Charles Dale Hines 1948 - 2010 Charles Hines passed away October 25, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Known to family and friends as Charlie. Born March 23, 1948 he was the oldest child born to Freeda Geraldine and Nathan (Curly) Henry Hines. He loved building and racing cars. Charlie had a real gift for mechanics. He could fix anything. Charlie was a great man that will be deeply missed. He is survived by his son Tony Hines and daughter Lindsey Thomas, his two sisters Terri Fordice and Donna Kendall, his brother Monte Hines, his father and step mom Nathan (Curly) and Lorraine Hines, five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Freeda Geraldine Schaffer Hines. There will be a gathering at his sons home on November 21st at 2 pm. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
ROGERS, Charles Lightwood The Memorial Mass that had previously been scheduled for Friday, November 19th at 10:00 am at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, due to logistical issues, HAS BEEN CHANGED TO: 10:30 am on the same day, Friday, November 19th at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church at 151 S. Hill Ave. in Pasadena, CA. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena Directors.
CHARLES A. RESPECKE, age 84, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 13, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, Heaven welcomed a new angel - Charlotte Huling., She was born in Council Grove, Kan., on Jan. 15, 1927. She met and married the love of her life, Dr. Maurice Huling, in Lawrence, Kan. In 1965, Charlotte and Maurice put their three boys in a Plymouth Valiant and drove the family across the country to Ventura where she has resided with her family ever since. Charlotte dedicated her life to raising her family and loving her husband. She was also a dedicated lover of cats., Charlotte was a true angel on earth and never said a bad thing to anyone unless the Lakers lost. She could discuss in detail the games and players with the best of fans. She had the most gracious soul and her love for all will be deeply missed. Anyone who ever met her will agree she was the sweetest, most kind woman ever to grace the presence of whom all she met., Charlotte is survived by sons, Paul, Mark, and John Huling; her grandsons, Ian Huling and Jesse Lee; former daughter-in-law, Jann Harter Huling; and her brother Henry Jones., Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Maurice Huling; her grandson, Tyler Huling; and daughter-in-law, CeCe Huling., The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Vitas Hospice and Victoria Care Center in Ventura. Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, 805-643-9977. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura. A reception will be held at the home of neighbor, Barbara Asbell: 2043 Sunridge Drive, 805-444-1930., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Christine Nova Klinge, 89, passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord on Oct. 29. She died of natural causes in Davis, Calif., Christine was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in McHue, Ark., to William Edgar and Nova Patterson Pasley., She was raised and attended school in Arkansas until her family moved to Vacaville, Calif. With the breakout of World War II, she began her career in the food service industry at Peter Pan Fountain in Vallejo, Calif., lived for a time in Long Beach, and then returned to Vallejo at long-remembered restaurants Bob's Place, Pat's Restaurant, Renfro's and the Golden Bubble., In 1955, she married the late Andy Klinge and raised her family in Vallejo. She was one of Vallejo's leading citizens for many years and contributed her time unselfishly as president of the Committee to build Vallejo General Hospital, as president of the Cooper School PTA, as president of the Vallejo High School Marching Band Boosters, and as a long-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church., She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Hattie Irene Crawford and Thomas Pasley, both of Dixon, Calif., and William Pasley of Vacaville., She was loved and will be missed by her sister, Luella Guaydacan of Dixon, Calif.; her children and grandchildren, John, Michelle, Spencer and Garrett Klinge of Oak Park, Calif., and Andrea Klinge of Fresno, Calif.; and numerous nephews and nieces., During the later years of her life, Christine was blessed with the constant care of her favorite niece and "guardian angel," Faye Leclair of Davis, Calif., A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson St., Dixon, Calif. The service will be led by Pastor Cathy Morris. There will be a private family burial., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dixon United Methodist Church in her name.,
CLIFFORD E. PEHL JAN 1, 1939 - NOV 12, 2010 Cliff leaves his wife of 41 years, Sue, his daughter Diane, her husband Jeremy, and grandchildren Katelyn, Andrew, and Rebekah Joy; preceded in death by son Steve. Received his MBA from Golden Gate University. Owned a successful janitorial business for many years, retiring to enjoy travel with his wife and frequent visits to see his family. He was a man marked by being full of life, love, a servant heart and making cappuchinos. Services will be held at Trinity United Presbytarian Church on Wed., Nov. 17 at 11:00 am.
Clifford James Hunter, Resident of Pleasanton, Everybody says Clifford James Hunter was such a great guy, so it is with great sadness that we announce his passing on November 8, 2010., Cliff was enjoying his favorite pastime, motocross riding, when he suffered minor injuries, which lead to serious complications. Cliff was born in San Francisco, raised in San Jose and graduated from Soquel High School. Based in Pleasanton, Cliff built a successful manufacturing rep firm, Hunter Chase Associates. He was devoted to his children and they brought him his greatest joy. He also enjoyed a strong relationship with his church, Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore., Cliff is survived by his wife, Lourdes, his 3 children Chase, Haley and Cole; his father Richard Hunter of Newcastle; four sisters: Karen McGillivray of Newcastle; Kim Mindling of Santa Cruz; Kristy Sanden of Soquel; Kerry Pohle of Bigfork, MT; and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews., A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 22, 11:00 a.m., at Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA, 94551. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hunter Family Trust. Details may be found at the following website., cliffhunter
Clinton Wallace, August Landenberger, 8/19/1936-10/31/2010, PHOTO, Clinton Wallace August Landenberger passed away at the age of 74 from pneumonia after a fall., He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Jane Landenberger of Roseville; daughter DeAnn Healy (Patrick) of Pacific Palisades; son Dean (Melissa) also of Roseville; and four grandchildren, Keaton, Kylene, Campbell and Claire. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Strecker of Clarksville, TN, Sharon Roeder of Bismarck, ND and his brother Marvin Landenberger, of Sacramento. He was also the proud stepfather of James, Richard, Leroy and Edward., Clint grew up on a farm outside of Bismarck, ND. In 1969, after visiting friends in Roseville, Clint and his first wife Charlotte, decided to leave North Dakota and relocated to Roseville where he remained. Clint retired in 1998 after working for 32 years at Blue Diamond Almond Growers as a painter and forklift operator. An irrepressible tinkerer, Clint always had a project in the works and often could be found roaming the aisles of Home Depot., Happy Trails, Clint! He'll be remembered during a memorial gathering Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 2pm to 5pm at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6921 Sylvan Rd., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA.
Colleen Walker, 86, of Redding died Sunday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Cindy passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 2, after a long illness., She was born on Nov. 14, 1959, in Woodland, Calif., to Kenneth and Joyce Ellis., In 1972, she moved to Vacaville with mother and stepfather, Joyce and Ray Williams, where she went to school and graduated from Vacaville High School in 1978. She went on with her life and had two sons, Luke and wife Rita Neal of Fairfield and TJ Green of Vacaville. She was also a grandmother of two, Robert and Jesse Neal of Fairfield. Cindy is also survived by her companion of 14 years, Monte Kaufman of Vacaville; mother and stepfather, Joyce and Ray Williams of Oregon; sisters, Sharon Stroup of Ceres, Cathy Machek and Julie Garcia of Vacaville, and Julie Freedman of Elk Grove; and brothers, Art Williams of Dixon, and John Williams of Washington. She was also the aunt of four nieces and eight nephews., She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Ellis; and grandparents, Edwin and Elsie Heiser., Cindy was a loving, caring person. She loved horses, going to the beach and watching soaps. We all loved her very much and she will be truly missed by all who knew her. Services will be private.,
Cyrus Hays, 91, former longtime Arroyo Grande resident passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Ash Flat, Ark. Cy was a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force and then worked as a police officer for the City of Glendale for many years. He is survived by son Michael Hays of Arkansas. Cy was preceded in death by his wife Marion on April 27, 2007. The service will be at 1pm on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch Ave. in Grover Beach. Officiating will be Dr. Paul Toms from Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach
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Daniel James McLaughlin, age 67, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, under the exceptional care of Renown Regional Hospital in Reno, Nev., Daniel was born in Los Angeles Jan. 5, 1943. He spent his childhood years in Lake Elsinor. His family moved to the Conejo Valley after high school. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine. He then spent a brief time as a firefighter with the Ventura County Fire Dept. from 1969-1971. He then pursued a career as a union plumber/pipe fitter in Local 484. He was also a well known designer of custom homes throughout California with his business of Original Designs. His passion for construction led him to obtain numerous I.C.B.O. and IAPMO certifications and a general contractors license. His years of knowledge and expertise in architectural design directed him to work as a home inspector throughout his retirement., Daniel spent the last 11 years residing in the Eastern Sierras between McGee Creek and Bishop. The activities he enjoyed were hunting, fishing, skiing, and camping. He loved spending time with friends and family, and teaching his grandchildren how to fish. He was an active member in the NRA and supported the Veterans Affairs. His passion for duck hunting led him to donate his time teaching underprivileged youth the sport of duck hunting in the mountains near San Diego., Daniel is survived by his daughter, Julie D. McCampbell, of Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard; stepson, Richard Ellison, daughter-in-law, Tomi Ellison, and grandchildren, Cole and Kaiya Ellison of Moorpark; and stepdaughter, Tracy Ellison of Simi Valley. His surviving siblings include Patti Kurtze of Grants Pass, Ore., and Richard McLaughlin of Oxnard., A celebration of his life will commence on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 10-11a.m. at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 101 E. Wilbur Rd., Thousand Oaks. A private burial is scheduled for the following day at the Riverside National Cemetary in Riverside.
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Darlene Frances Gingras, a longtime resident of Vacaville, passed away Nov. 11 peacefully from the arms of her of loving family to the loving arms of her Lord., She was born July 20, 1947, in Vallejo, the daughter of late Darrell and Mary Ann Borges. Darlene is survived by her devoted husband of 43 years, James Gingras; her four children, Chris, Dawn, Joy Michelle and Scott; 2 sisters and a brother. Darlene was also a doting "Grammies" to her 8 precious grandchildren., A faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church for 25 years, Pastor Milton Steck will be officiating her service on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Darlene's family request that donations be sent to the .,
It is with profound sadness that Isensee Floorcovering announces the passing of our beloved friend and business partner, Darrel R. Davidge., Darrel Rex Davidge was born Oct. 23, 1947 in Huntington Park, Calif. He passed on Oct. 29, 2010. Darrel acquired Isensee Floorcovering with his partners Steve Lee and Kathy Jasper after the passing of Marvin E. Isensee in 2006. Prior to that, Darrel was Vice-President of Isensee Floorcovering for over 30 years. Darrel's unmatched area of expertise in the commercial floorcovering industry led to many long lasting friendships throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties., Darrel was an avid hunter and always looked forward to his annual hunting trips with his buddies. He also enjoyed skiing in Mammoth every winter. Darrel's greatest joy in life came from spending time with his granddaughter Mariam. Darrel and Mariam would often enjoy running errands together, sharing gelato ice cream, and just enjoying everyday life. The Davidge Family along with the Isensee Floorcovering Family misses Darrel greatly., Isensee Floorcovering invites the many wonderful friends and associates of Darrel Davidge to a Celebration of Life ceremony at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main St., Ventura, CA 93001; 643-8623.
In Loving Memory of David Dean Johnson, 10/14/1964 - 11/7/2010, David was born on October 14, 1964 in Sunnyvale, Calif. He left us unexpectedly on November 7, 2010., Dave and his family moved to Foresthill in 1973 and he graduated from Placer High School. He loved doing things with his family, hunting, fishing, gold panning, camping and going to the ocean. He was a great and loving son, brother, father and uncle. Dave will be missed deeply., He is preceded in death by his wife Bree, Nana Alva Willey, and grandpa Elmer Johnson. He is survived by his parents, Ted and Joanne Johnson of Foresthill, sister Debbie (Jerry) Millsaps of Foresthill, son Kory, stepsons Kenny and T.J., stepdaughter Katie, grandparents Goldie Johnson of Cloverdale, Earl Logsden of Arizona and Donald Willey of Foresthill. Dave also leaves behind his uncle Dick (auntie Pat) of Kansas; nephews, Robert (Janeen) Oyer of Auburn, Gavin, Andrew, Caleb and Cobey, nieces, Theanne (Jason) Gruhlke of Foresthill, Ashley, and Abbigal, his fiance Jodi Neilsen and her children Malissa, and JB. Along with many other loving family members and friends., A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Please make donations to the . Sign the guestbook at
David C. Guerrucci, Resident of Redwood City, At 53, with much sadness, has passed from this life on 11/6/10., He is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Heather, granddaughter Lillian, step-daughter Megan, his mother Mary, his brothers' Joe and Paul and sister Sheila (Paul). Cousin's Sue, Barbara and Doug. Close friend's that were like family to him, Carmen, Victor, Yarely and Victor Jr., and always faithful dog Showte., David proudly served in the, . He owned and operated Advanced Landscape Systems, LLC., A chapel service is being held, Wed., Nov 17th at 6PM at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Rd, Redwood City Interment will be private.
DAVID J. SCHMIDT Age 89, David J. Schmidt, Lt. Col., USAF, Retired, died Nov ember 7, 2010 of natural causes, with family by his side. Born on May 15, 1921 at Ernfold, Saskatchewan, Canada; he moved to St. Joseph, Michigan with his family in 1923, where he spent his youth through high school. He joined the US Army Air Corps in May 1942 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant pilot in 1943. As a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot, his plane was hit and lost 3 engines in Aug. 1944 over Leipzig, Germany. After he and his entire crew parachuted to safety in the Ruhr Valley, he was subsequently captured and spent the remainder of the war as a POW at Stalag Luft III. He was eligible for the
David St. Denis, 69, passed away on Nov. 8, 2010 after suffering from a stroke. He died in the hospital surrounded by family and friends., David graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology, and worked for 25 years as a fraud investigator. He was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. David loved to make people laugh and was quick with a story. He had a love for sailing and all types of music. David loved children and dogs, and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his first grandchild in December., David is survived by his loving wife Mary of 29 years, and his two sons, Jim and Dennis., The viewing is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, followed by the Rosary at 7 p.m. at the Griffin Family Funeral Chapel in Camarillo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 at St. Mary Magdalen Church on 25 Las Posas Road on the corner of Las Posas and Crestview in Camarillo. The services on Monday will be followed by a reception at his son's house in Camarillo.
David William Peck of Gig Harbor, Wash., died unexpectedly in his home on Nov. 9, 2010 at the age of 43., Born to David and Karen Peck in Santa Paula in 1967, he was the younger brother to Dan and Steve Peck. David attended Peninsula High in Gig Harbor, Wash., and Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica. Known for enjoying life to the fullest, David had an abundance of family and friends who will deeply miss his charm and energy., As an accomplished hair stylist, Davids devotion to glamour was enjoyed by his clients and all those in his life. He always brought life to the dance floor and cherished his dog Hank., David was preceded in death by his loving father, David, and is survived by his mother, Karen Peck Arntson of Baja California; Dan, Kelly, Gavin, and Marina Peck of Bonney Lake, Wash.; Steve, Bibiche and Amadeus Peck of Paso Robles; and Steven and Christy Peck of Phoenix, Ariz. He was a source of fun and joy for his beloved uncles, aunts and cousins., Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Believers Fellowship of Gig Harbor, with a Celebration of Life to follow at The Hub Restaurant in downtown Tacoma.
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Lorraine DeValle Resident of Castro Valley Sunrise June 22, 1922 Sunset November 10, 2010 In loving memory of Lorraine Marie DeValle, who passed peacefully .....
DEAN EDWIN PARSHEY OCT 24, 1922 - NOV 13, 2010 Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grand- father passed away after a short illness in Stanislaus County. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Chelsea J. Parshey who passed away May 7, 2010 and by grandsons, Bruce Fondse and Jacob Parshey. He is survived by daughters, Pamela Fondse of LaGrange, CA, Jane Parshey of Modesto, CA and Phillip (Dawn) Parshey of Redwood Valley, CA and grandchildren Chanel Fondse, Loren Fondse, Wendi Eaton, Cori Fondse and Joshua Parshey as well as nine great grandchildren. Dean served during, in the Asiatic Pacific. He and Chelsea were married September 29, 1946 and settled in Ripon,CA where they raised their family and Dean was employed as a chemist for Meyenberg Milk Company. Dean enjoyed wood crafts, music and along with his wife ran craft business for 16 years. Dean and Chelsea enjoyed the love of the Lord, family and friends. They will be truly missed by their children, family and friends. Graveside services will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Rd., Santa Nella, CA on November 19, 2010 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to Community Hospice Inc., 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. Arrangements by Salas Brothers Funeral Home.
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Deanna L. Martinez was born Deanna L. Foutch in Torrance, Ca on November 1, 1967, and passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Friday, November 5, 2010., Deanna graduated from Hanford High School in 1985, University of the Pacific in 1989 and UC Hastings College of the Law in 1992. Deanna was a Federal District Attorney with the Department of Justice where she worked in the pursuit of law and its justice. She also taught weekly classes at San Joaquin College of Law and University of Phoenix., A compassionate woman that has blessed and touched so many lives in her 43 years. Deanna worked, taught and played with a passion and tireless energy. A friend to all she came to know and love, doing anything and everything to make everyone else around her feel comfortable. A daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt and friend, she left us knowing that we all loved her dearly., Deanna left a lasting impression on family and friends with her sense of humor and love of people., A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful and compassionate staff, doctors and nurses at St. Agnes Hospital and to the stream of family and friends that visited, prayed, called, messaged and emailed during this difficult time., She was proceeded in death by her father, Harry Foutch. She is survived by her husband, Anthony (Tony) Martinez; her children Alyssa and Adrian; her mother and stepfather Marilyn and Bruce Kenney; her brother and sister in law Mike and Cherine Foutch and their daughters, Amanda and Amber; her mother and father in law Rufus and Pauline Martinez; her brother in law Thomas Martinez and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins., A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno, on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10 a.m., In lieu of flowers, an education fund has been established at Bank of the West, Acct. # 015697086 for her son, Adrian Martinez.
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DENNIS WILFRED OLIVER, a resident of Santa Maria, passed away on November 13th, 2010 at the age of 59. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.
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Passed away at home on November 13, 2010. Beloved wife of Charles of Windsor; loving mother of Janine Peterson of Santa Rosa and the late Erik Peterson; adored grandmother of Anthony Peterson and Andrew Jones of Santa Rosa; dear sister of Lucille and the late Bob, Lorraine, and Jerry; half-sister of Jeannette. A native of Wisconsin, age 80. She was an amazing intellect. She served in the US Air Force and worked at the Pentagon from 1949 to 1953. She graduated from University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor's degree in 1957, and studied abroad in Paris for three years. Upon returning to the states she worked on her Masters at Marquette University, WI. Dolores moved to San Francisco in 1963 and married Charles in 1964. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. Private Interment, Shiloh District Cemetery, Windsor. If desired, Memorial donations may be made to the VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 N. Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
DONALD E. POYNOR SEPT 4, 1938 - NOV 7, 2010 Donald Eugene Poynor was born to Elbert Jackson Poynor and Gertrude Ernestine Poynor in Modesto, CA. He passed away on November 7, 2010 in Stockton, CA with his three children by his side. Don graduated from Thomas Downey High School in 1956 and Fort Stewart US Army Signal Corps Projectionist School in 1960. He is survived by his children; Todd, Jeff and Julie Poynor, sister; Velma Fitz. He was preceded in death by his brother John Poynor.
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Dorothea passed away on November 15, 2010. A funeral Mass will be offered Friday, November 19, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the church before Mass.
Dorothy Ludene Orton Age 86, of Yuba City, California passed away November 10, 2010 after a brief battle with lung cancer. Dorothy was born in Wagoner, Oklahoma but spent most of her life in Stockton, California with her husband Stanley and her son Kevin. She moved to Yuba City in 2009 to be closer to Kevin and his family due to failing health. She is survived by her son, Kevin C. Orton and daughter-in-law, Judy Orton, two grandchildren, Brandon Alexander Orton and Michael Elijah Orton, all of Yuba City; numerous nieces and nephews in California and Oklahoma; and friends in Stockton, Sacramento, and Yuba City. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Stanley Clyde Orton; parents, Robert Jess and Carrie Elizabeth Mathis; brothers and sisters Georgia, Claude, Arvie, Ruby, Damon, and R.J. We would like to express our special thanks to Dorothy's wonderful caregiver Linda Lucero of Live Oak for her love and care during Dorothy's last weeks. We know that Dorothy is in Jehovah's memory and look forward to seeing her again when she is resurrected back to life on the promised paradise earth. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Chapel in Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane, in Lodi, CA. Committal will follow in the Garden of Trees. Please sign the online registry and share memories at www., Send Condolences to
Douglas Wysuph, 67, of Palo Cedro, died Saturday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
1/21/22-11/9/10 Born in Mapleton, Oregon to Sylvia Millicent Morris Gunn and Henry Gunn. He later took the name of his adopted father, Ben Wright. Resident of Yucca Valley, California. Joe graduated from Loyola University with Engineer Degree in 1941, joined the Navy Seabees from 1942 to 1945 building roads in Alaska and Guam. He graduated from St. Louis University Medical School in 1955, and started a family practice in Eureka, California from 1955-1990. he loved practicing medicine in the more physician-directed and patient-oriented era of medicine tha allowed the life-long patient-physician relationships and house calls. He became a pillar of the community and the president of the local chapter of the AMA. He was loved by his patients and respected by his fellow physicians. He retired and moved to the Desert. Wife, Myrtle B. Wright Children- Mark Wright, Escondido- Wendy Wright, La Mesa, Calif.- Julie Wright, deceased- Aimee Wright, Escondido, Calif. - Leslie Ruggles, Citrus Heights, Calif. Step Son - Dennis Ireland, step son Dennia O'Neil, step daughter- Kathy O'Neil. Seven Grandchildren, Two Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Grand child. No service planned. Please sign the guest book at
SALVADOR, Dulce M. (Age 85) retired Facilities Planning Assistant, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on November 3, 2010. Ms. Salvador joined the Sheriff's Department on December 1, 1974 and retired from Facilities Planning on October 22, 1990. Services will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA on November 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
ARROYO, EMILIO FERNANDO of El Cajon 04/05/1977 - 11/10/2010 Memorial Service will be held at Aztlan Mortuary Nov.18, 5-7pm. Aztlan Mortuary(619)337-8100
In Loving Memory of Eddine Penny Goodwin November 16, 1943 - December 22, 2007 Mom, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and tell you I Miss You very much! There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you or want to pick up the phone to call. I can't believe it's been 3 years since you've passed on to a Greater Place. Everyone, is fine here we just celebrated Nana's 85th Birthday and she is doing well. The Holidays haven't been the same without you, you'll forever be in our hearts. It makes me feel good to know that you are up there with Papa, and Eddie looking over us all. I Love you Mom and I wish you a very Happy Birthday. Love Your Son, Michael
EDWARD VAUGHN SILVERA, a resident of Orcutt, passed away on November 14th, 2010 at the age of 71. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.
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Eleanor Dylo passed away Oct. 12, 2010, at her home in Thousand Oaks, following complications from a stroke., She was born July 1, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Culver City in 1950 before moving to Thousand Oaks in 2005 to live with her daughter, Barbara, and son-in-law, Peter Lauer. Eleanor worked for Camstat Industries in West Los Angeles for 25 years, retiring in 1975., For many years following her retirement, she was an active Avon representative in West Los Angeles. Eleanor enjoyed her trips to the Thousand Oaks Senior Center where she made many friends while playing bingo on a weekly basis. She also loved playing cards, gardening and her country music. Her long lasting love affair with the Los Angeles Lakers, especially Robert Horry, resulted in many hours in front of the TV and radio. Over the years Eleanor maintained a close relationship with her cousin, Evelyn Tersi, who resides in Chicago., She was assisted for the past five years by her loving caregiver, Lina Sevilla, who was constantly by her side, and who took very special care of her., Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, and her son, Larry., She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (husband Peter); grandsons, Peter and Michael Lauer; and great-grandson, Luke Lauer., The family is planning a private memorial service to celebrate Eleanor's life.
Elizabeth Marshall Bowling, Resident of San Jose, Aged 72, died on 11/10/2010, in San Jose, California after a long illness. Ms Bowling was the daughter of the late John Travers Bowling and Jane Brockenbrough Trapnell. She was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Alexandria, VA, where she graduated from George Washington High School. She attended Longwood College (now Longwood University), and transferred to Richmond Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University), from which she graduated in 1961., She had a 15 year association with American Airlines, working in reservations; she began her career with American in the Washington, D.C. area, and moved with the company to San Jose, CA. She adopted San Jose as her home, embracing the area with great vigor. She was active in the Olinder Neighborhood Association, and was very active with a Food Group distributing free food to all comers twice weekly from the Olinder Center. Her volunteer work also included working for San Jose Public Television KTEH, 1995-1998., In her retirement, she continued her education, pursuing a Master's Degree in history at San Jose State University, which she was unable to complete due to her failing health. She was however quite proud of her over all GPA at SJSU of 3.94. She was an artistic and creative person, painting in both watercolor and oil, and was very accomplished in knitting, and Crochet, which she learned from her grandmother, Elizabeth Colston Trapnell. However, her great passion was counted cross-stitch. Her mastery of the form extended beyond the many beautiful pieces that she created for family and friends; she designed her own patterns and her work was honored with many prizes in various competitions., Retirement also had her become active with the American Red Cross. Before her failing health got in the way she traveled as a volunteer, finding great satisfaction in helping others. She was called upon to go to Louisiana for many weeks due to Katrina. She was also dispatched to Massachusetts and Alaska for extended periods to render assistance., She is survived by her younger brother, Thomas Clagett Bowling, III, President of Ivy Hill Cemetery Company in Alexandria, Virginia and Karen Lynn Rourk, her San Jose neighbor and friend of more than 30 years, as well as by a large extended family. There will be a private interment of the cremains in the family cemetery with her sister, parents, both sets of grandparents, great grandparents just to list a few of her relatives buried in Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charles Town, WV, 19 March 2011
Elizabeth Langston September 24, 1931 - November 12, 2010 Elizabeth Langston was born September 24, 1931 in Porterville, CA to Hugh and Ila Clark. She was a lifelong resident of California, living in Kern County for many of those years. A member of Fairview Baptist Church of Bakersfield and previously of Country Oaks Baptist Church of Tehachapi, Elizabeth was an active volunteer in her church. She served in the women's ministry and Senior Gleaners food ministry for many years. In addition, she was part of the Free Wheelers Volunteer Transportation Corps, driving cancer patients to appointments as well as a Hospice volunteer. Elizabeth was a passionate reader who passed along her love of books to her three daughters. She also enjoyed bowling, knitting, camping, cooking and piecing together jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Tiffany of Carson City, NV; Kathy Nobles of Tehachapi; and Rebecca Langston-George of Bakersfield. She was grandmother to Jason Nobles, Jonathan Nobles and Anne George as well as the great-grandmother of nine and great-great grandmother of one. She was preceded in death by her husband, of fifty-eight years, Joe Langston; her parents; sister, Thelma Justus; granddaughter, Nicole Reed; and grandson, Timothy Joseph Nobles. Memorial service was held on Monday, November 15, 2010. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
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:
Elvin Gaines, M.D. of Simi Valley passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at home with his beloved wife and family at his side., Dr. Gaines was born on Oct. 4, 1934 in Fort Collins, Colo., to Everett and Cecile Gaines. Upon completion of high school and college he entered into his career of medicine. He graduated in June 1961 at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He married the love of his life, best friend and soul mate, Geraldine, on Sept. 24,1961 and she sang to him on that day, "Whither Thou Goest I Will Go." She truly fulfilled that promise throughout their 49 years of marriage, going with him to Africa, Guam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands to work in bush hospitals., Dr. Gaines was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He had a smile that could open up any room. He was a caring and giving man, always willing to help those he touched. He loved to tell happy stories and was known for his caring ways, his wink and deep laughter. Dr. Gaines was involved in building up a wonderful medical practice and involved in the growth of Simi Valley Hospital. He was a staff member of SV Hospital since 1965 and served on multiple committees. He served on the board of directors of SV Hospital and was the senior partner of Simi Valley Family Practice/ Family Health Care Medical Group., He provided free medical care to welfare patients in Simi Valley for 30 years and he was involved in giving medical care to Simi patients at the Free Clinic. Dr. Gaines provided free rent to the Simi Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center for several years. During his practice he delivered over 3,900 babies and has been known to treat three to four generations in this small community., Dr. Gaines has also served on the Ventura County Medical Society Board of Directors as well as serving on the board of directors of the Simi Valley Community Hospital. He was a life member of the Flying Samaritans and Liga International, flying into clinics in Baja, Mexico to provide free medical care to the extremely poor. He was instrumental in getting a small baby boy being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect into the states for surgical repair that saved this boys life., Dr. Gaines was on the Board of the Rancho Simi Valley Parks and Recreation, a Founder and on the Board of Directors of Simi Valley Bank with a group of exceptional friends, a member and past President of the Loma Linda Councillors, a patron of Simi Valley Community Concerts, and a donor to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the Cultural Arts Center of Simi Valley. Since 1964 he has been a member of Simi Valley noon time Rotary and especially enjoyed that relationship with wonderful people., Dr. Gaines was preceded in death by infant son, Gregory Paul in 1971, and his parents., He is survived by his wife, Geri; daughters, Geralyn and Daina; sons, Darin, and Geoffrey; their spouses and five precious grandchildren; and his sisters, Joyce and Carol and their spouses and children., A visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at Simi Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church 1636 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065., In lieu of flowers, gifts may be donated in his honor to the free Clinic of Simi Valley or the Angeles Clinic and Research Institute at 11818 Wilshire Blvd Ste. 200, Los Angeles 90025, attn: Dr. Steven O'Day, director of the melanoma clinic that has treated Dr. Gaines over the years.
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Erron Evans, 58, died suddenly at his home in Davis on Nov. 2. He was born in Vacaville on Oct. 7, 1952., A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis., A memorial fund for his daughters' education will be established at Golden 1 Credit Union., Those who wish to sign a guest book are invited to do so at www.wiscombefuneral.com.,
ESTHER ARREOLA OCT 27, 1921 - NOV 12, 2010 Passed away on November 12, 2010 at Alexander Cohen Hospice Home in Hughson. She was 89. Born in Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She lived in Modesto for 56 years. Mrs. Arreola was a member of the following fraternal organiza-tions: Las Guadalupanas; Edad de Oro and El Comite de Benificencia. She is survived by her daughters, Christina Anaya of Palo Alto, CA, Martha Anaya of Modesto, CA and Norma Anaya Barron of Modesto, CA: sister Alicia Gutierrez of Modesto, CA and two grand- children. She was preceded in death by her husband Pablo Arreola and brother Carlos Perales. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Road, Hughson, CA 95326 in memory of the great care and support she received. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA. Celebration of Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 at St. Stanislaus Church, 709 G Street, Modesto, CA. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, CA.
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Faye Havron Blackburn August 1, 1917 - November 12, 2010 Faye passed away peacefully on Friday, November 12, 2010 surrounded by her loving children. She was born September 1, 1917 to Jesse and Edna Havron in Addington, Oklahoma. On December 25, 1933 she married Stanley W. Blackburn and was a devoted wife. She and Stan were loving parents of Jimmie, Betty, Evelyn, and Donald. Faye was an adoring grandmother to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Faye supported Stan in his service as elder in the Church of Christ and was a faithful member her entire life. She enjoyed the fellowship and love shared by her brothers and sisters in Christ. She is survived by her brothers, John and Joe; her daughters, Betty and Evelyn; son, Donald and daughter- in-law Janet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; eldest son, Jimmie; sister, Verla; and brothers, Delmer and Leonard. Faye was gentle, kind, and gracious and was loved by all who knew her. The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff of Parkview-Real Healthcare Center and Optimal Hospice. Their dedication and professionalism was a great source of comfort to Faye and her loved ones. Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 4:00 -8:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m., Hillcrest Memorial Park-Sunrise Lawn.
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Alberta "Bertie" Ferriera Jan 30, 1916 - Nov 11, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Born in Jenny Lind (Calaveras County) CA. She lived most .....
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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FRANCES "PANCHITA" LAGUNA MORENO, The Angels came and took our mother home to the Lord on Nov. 10, 2010., She was born to Ramon and Manuela Laguna on Feb. 4, 1922. She came to the United States at the age of 7 years old and lived in Tucson, AZ. At an early age she and her family moved around to various cities so her mother could look for work to provide her family with a better life. She settled in Holtville, CA where she met the "man of her dreams" and raised their family until they moved to Santa Maria. She worked in agriculture and at Union Holly Sugar until her retirement., Her hobbies included gardening which she loved, knitting, sewing and was a devoted shopper with QVC., She was married for 50 years to Jesus "Joe" Moreno and raised 6 kids., She is survived by her children Frances Cano (Pete), Rosalie Martinez (Johnny), Gloria Castillo (Danny), Joey Moreno (Judy), Yolanda Medina (Sal) and Lorraine Valdez (Peter). She has 21 grandkids, 48 great-grandkids and 1 great-great-granddaughter. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her loving and special caregiver Christina Medina., She is preceded in death by her loving husband Jesus "Joe" Moreno, her parents Ramon and Manuela Laguna, her sisters Mercedes Flores, Juanita Aguirre and Carmen Lopez, brother Ramon Laguna and grandson Paul Manuel Cano., Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and the Rosary will be held Tuesday at 6:00 pm, both at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. The Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
1920 - 2010 Gerald Eugene Middlekauff was born in Keswick, Iowa to Anna and Charles Middlekauff. Gerald was one of four brothers and two sisters. He came to California in 1942 to serve at Castle AFB as an airplane mechanic. He met and married Ildhrea Barnard in 1947. Gerald worked for John Roth Chevrolet as a mechanic and tow-truck driver for 10 years before opening his own small TV/Radio repair shop in his garage. Then in 1964 he expanded to a larger store becoming Jerry's Radio & TV that he ran with his wife for 34 years. Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ildhrea, and daughter Lou Ann. He was "Papa" to his beloved grandchildren Rebecca, Cohen (Alex), Daniel Fierro, Lisa Heldstab (Jake) and great grandfather to Caleb, Sophia and Joseph Cohen, and Abagail Heldstab. He leaves his sister and brother-in-law Vi & Phil McDaniels, Sister Velda Holthus and brother, Harlan Middlekauff both of Iowa. Papa was always fixing or fiddling on a project. He was also a very talented wood worker. As the neighbors will attest, he was very proud of his Iris gardens. As per Dad, "Papa's" request, the burial will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Merced.
GHIO, Augustine "Augie" passed away peacefully while having a nap on Wednesday morning, November 10 at Sarah House. Born in San Pedro, California, to Frederico and Florida on December 1, 1928, he came to live in Santa Barbara where he was brought up by his fisherman father and loving mother to be a fisherman.
GIBBS, Margaret Age 86, died peacefully at home in Santa Barbara on November 3, 2010. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. She was born on January 11th in Hindley Green, England to John & Margaret (Bullough) Hutchinson. As a young girl she lived in Blackpool, England before moving to California with her husband Vivian Freeman Gibbs in 1955. The family lived in Ventura,
Gavin Flood, 54, of Redding, died Friday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
George F. Kitt, 90, of Dixon, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Citrus Heights, Calif., He was born in Winterset, Iowa, on Feb. 13, 1920. He served in the United States Navy., A funeral with Bob Ikelman officiating will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon., Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter .com.,
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Gregorio Herrera Sr. 1935 - 2010 Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16, 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph's Church on Baker Street. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park (3700 River Blvd.) Gregorio Herrera Sr. was born on March 12, 1935 and left this world to be with the Lord on November 10, 2010. He was surrounded by his loving family during the last days of his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was an honest hard working man and devoted his life to his family. He was never too busy for his family, we could always count on him. Gregorio was born in Zacatecas Mexico and moved to Rio Grande City, Texas where he was raised. He married Gregoria Rios on March 5, 1954 whom he shared his life with. They later moved to Bakersfield in 1971 where they called home. Upon moving to Bakersfield he worked as a farm laborer and later for the City of Bakersfield in the Parks and Maintenance Division. After retiring he worked as a crossing guard and enjoyed the company of the Valle Verde School children and parents. He is survived by his wife, Gregoria of 56 years; his children, Benito, Baldemar, Gregorio Jr., Maria, Sylvia, Michael, Joe, Richard, Selinda; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. We would like to extend a Special Thanks to the following for all their support, care and dedication to our beloved "Husband, Father, Brother, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa": Alex and Maria Herrera, Manuel and Amelia Salinas, Dr. McBride, Dr. Munoz, Kern Faculty Medical Group staff, Dr. Syed, Karen Holliday and the KMC Staff on 3D.
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GUSSIE MAE BELLER JAN 14, 1926 - NOV 10, 2010 Gussie was born in Winslow, ARK and moved to Modesto, CA in 1956. She enjoyed gardening, soap operas, sewing, and sports. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, one sister, two brothers, two grandsons, and the love of her life Neil Beller her husband. She is survived by two daughters Shirley Hendrix of Modesto and Linda Coffer of Modesto, one sister Mary Hibbs of Modesto, grand- daughters Melinda Mease of New Mexico and Kelly Jepson of Colorado, eight great grandchildren and two great, great grandsons. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 from 4-8:00 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Lakewood Memorial Park. Guest book available at, www.lakewoodhughson.com
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HARDER, Dorothy Faith 1912 - 2010 "Faith" passed away peacefully in Torrance, CA on November 10, 2010 at 98 years of age after having suffered a stroke on July 28, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Bert and Elmina Culver and was raised in Taft and Coalinga as her father was a Superintendent for the California Petroleum Oil Company, which is now Texaco. Upon her father's retirement in 1925,
NACHLIN, HAROLD Oct. 25, 1918 to Oct. 24, 2010 Sikorsky field service legend, Harry Nachlin, passed away at his home in Pacific Beach, CA. He was 92 years old but never lost his enthusiam for Sikorsky Aircraft. He started with them in 1943 and retired in 1977. In the 1950s during the early days of the Korean conflict he was known as "Korea's Copter Doctor". He was a mentor to many and worked side by side with both military and civilians in the Helicopter industry. Harry was also a founding member and trustee of the Naval Helicopter Association and the Naval Helicopter Historical Society. Harry was married to Dorris "Dodie" Nachlin who predeceased him in 2002. The surviving family members are: Dana Rullo of Fallbrook, David Rullo of Hanalei, HI, Mary Ann Porter of Pacific Beach. Grandchildren: Chelsea Rullo, Nicole Porter, Vanessa Porter, Holly Porter and nephew Jim Nachlin and niece Maggie Nachlin. Harry loved his Sikorsky days and friends and also loved his time spent riding his Quarter Horses with his wife. He had a special way with animals and there were always dogs and cats in the house as well as a few stray tortoises. He was an accomplished wood worker and furniture maker and crafted many special pieces for family and friends. There never was a nicer, kinder, more giving man who worked and lived a wonderful life. He will be truly missed. Services to be held Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Pacific Beach Chapel El Camino Memorial, 4710 Cass St. Pacific Beach, CA 92109. Parking on west corner of Missouri and Cass St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry Nachlins name to either: Naval Helicopter Historical Society Inc., P.O Box 974 Bonita, CA 91909-0974 Naval Helicopter Association Inc., P.O Box 180778 Coronado CA 92178-0578
Helen Petriti Stratigos Born June 8th, 1928 in Newport, Rhode Island and a long-time resident of Sausalito, CA, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at her home in Greece, on the island of Aegina, Port of Souvala, on November 8, 2010. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University, she was a research organic chemist that was instrumental in many cutting-edge medical and pharmaceutical advancements. A true maverick in her day, Helen was a successful chemist in her field at a time when few women were involved in chemistry and research. Her entire life was one of paving ways for others and providing doors of opportunity. Helen was a devoted wife to her late husband Ted. They married in San Francisco in 1959, settled in Sausalito in 1961, and shared 45 beautiful years together raising their three lovely sons. Active throughout her life in the Greek community, Helen was a devoted member of the Greek Orthodox Church, and passionate about the choir and Byzantine Liturgical Music. She sang in the church choir for over 50 years, and always had a song in her heart, surrounding herself with music and song wherever she would go. She was a promoter of many budding musicians and vocalists, encouraging them and providing opportunities for their growth. One of the greatest joys in her life was to help, promote, and inspire others. She built doors and put them in front of people - not as an obstacle, but as an opportunity. She is survived by her loving sons George, John, and Spiro; daughters-in-law Lilika and Mary Kay; grandchildren Theo, Eleni, Demetri, Niko and Sophia; and sister Mary and family; and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and extended family in Greece. Friends and family are invited to Trisagion Services at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 and Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. All services will take place at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 999 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Psaltiki, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of the Hellenic Psaltic Art, also known as Byzantine and post-Byzantine Chant and Hymnology, by facilitating, cultivating and supporting its academic study, as well as initiating projects that transmit the psaltic heritage. Donations may be sent to Psaltiki, Inc., P.O. Box 149161, Orlando, FL 32814-9161 or www.psaltiki.org .
MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ OSCAR of Poway 07/08/1974 - 11/10/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100
Harold W. Ray, 90, of Vacaville, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Vacaville. He was born in Lexington, Ky., on Dec. 14, 1919., Harold served in the United States Air Force for 24 years, retiring in 1969. He was also a California state employee for 15 years for Caltrans, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Church of Christ at 401 First St. He was an avid woodworker who loved spending time making anything and everything for family and friends., Harold is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia (Bob) Hurley of Vacaville, Nancy (Jim) Harlow of Hayden, Idaho, Barbara Ray of Vacaville, and Dianne Ray of Vacaville; son and daughters-in-law, Betty Ray of Houston, and Donald (B. Ann) Ray of Acton, Calif.; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary E. Ray; and son, Jack Ray., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral with Larry West officiating will follow on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Air Force Memorial Foundation, 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22204., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Harriett M. Cheney Harriett was born on September 3, 1928 and was 82 years old when she passed away on November 13, 2010 surrounded by her family, following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Live Oak, Harriett was a member of the Delta Kappa Iota and the Royal Neighbors. She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Milton Cheney, daughter Marsha (Lou) Cavagnaro, daughter, Pamela (Daniel) Gibson of Live Oak, daughter, Laura (Steve) Neal of Olivehurst, son Arthur (Kimberly) Cheney of Live Oak, and brother Edward Adams of Live Oak, as well as nine grandchildren thirteen great- grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. Harriett is preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Cheney, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 11:00am at the Live Oak Cemetery. Send Condolences to
Passed away peacefully on November 11, 2010 at home in Palos Verdes. He was 72. Born on July 20, 1938 in Washington, PA, Harvey achieved great things in the field of finance. He graduated with a B.A in Economics from Washington and Jefferson College, and followed that with a Graduate Fellowship in Economics at Duquense University. He also completed a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation in 1969 and a PFP ( Personal Financial Planner) certification from
Hazel Lee (Rush) 1913 - 2010 Hazel Lee (Rush), 96, passed away on November 7, 2010 in Coupeville, WA after a sudden illness. She was owner of Hazel's Deli in Taft for many years. She was born Dec. 18, 1913 in Dubuque, IA. She was preceded in death by husbands, Ralph Lee, Roy Lee and Frank Rush; son, George Lee and daughter, Norma Lee Roseberry. She is survived by daughter, Deanna Lee Rogers and husband Mel of Coupeville, WA, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, Nov., 20, 1:00 p.m., at OT's, 205 North 10th Street, Taft. Please sign the guest book at, www.bakersfield.com/obits
HELEN G. MATE Helen G. Mate, age 83, born and raised in Oakdale, California, passed away on November 10, 2010. She was a full time mother, who, along with her husband Phillip, worked very hard to care for and raise the Mates. Although her greatest passion in life was always family, she loved to read from her huge collection of books and enjoyed hours sketching with pencil and ink. The most memorable jobs outside the home were her two years as an Oakdale Police Department transportation matron for female prisoners, and as a Spanish interpreter for Judge Verne Sawyer. She also provided janitorial services for several years to locally owned businesses. Our mother was greatly admired and loved by her family and long-time friends. The family especially thanks her caregivers at Oak Valley Care Center and her physician. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Phillip G. Mate, and her son, Anthony D. Mate, and is survived by her children, Mike (Kathy) of Texas, Ronnie, Sr. of Oakdale, Manny of Oakdale, Phyllis of Oakdale, Frankie of Iowa, Paulette (Chris) of Oregon, and her daughters-in-law, Diane of Waterford and Kathy of Patterson, also surviving are her grandchildren Jeff Michelle, Frankie, Michael, Lacey, Sabrina, Ronnie, Austin, Julie, Ryan, Thomas, Anthony, Jr., Jason, Sally, Derek, along with 20 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Pablo and Michaela Garcia, brothers David and Elmo, sisters Jenny, Refie, Rosie, Connie, and survived by her brothers Paul, Darrell, Adolphe, Willie and sisters Dorothy and Sally. A Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. with visitation from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. A Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 10.00 a.m., followed by one last drive by the house she so loved at 805 East G Street, before being laid to rest at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to your favorite charity.
Vernon, Helena Mary April 26, 1921 - September 2, 2010 Helena (Cookie) Vernon died on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, of heart failure in Long Beach, California, at age 89. Helena was in the Army Nursing Corps, and was honorably discharged as a Major in 1971. She served for many years as a docent at the Los Angeles Zoo. Helena loved to play her mandolin, and often entertained her friends and relatives with it. The burial service will be at Riverside National Cemetery from 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Contact email@example.com for further information.
Helene Kuhn, 79, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Henry C. Romiski, 88, entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 4, at David Grant USAF Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 13, 1922, in Wilkesbarre, Pa., He was a retired master sergeant with 21 years in the United States Air Force, A viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Service to follow on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m., also at Nadeau Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com, 455-7700.,
Retired Master Sgt. Henry C. Romiski Sr. passed away on Nov. 4, at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, after losing his battle with cancer., Henry Romiski was born Aug. 13, 1922, to Aloysius and Stephania Romiski in Wilkes Barre, Pa., He enlisted in the United States Army in October 1939, and was retired from the United States Air Force in January 1960. His service included the Airborne Radio Operator in the China Burma Theatre of the Pacific during World War II where he and his crew crossed The Himalayas in a C 47 delivering goods and supplies to troops (the legendary Flying The Hump)., After his retirement, he worked at Travis AFB at 60th Avionics and then on to Mare Island where he continued his work in national defense electronics., His love for outdoor sports, especially watching the Oakland A's and taking trips to the casino were among his favorite pastimes, but overall, his family was his greatest love., He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary L. Romiski; children, Henry, Rosa, Vicky and Robert; 12 grandchildren; and extended family. He will be greatly missed by all., The public viewing will be held on Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, Calif. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Midway Road in Dixon., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral, 455-7700.,
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Gabriel M. Hernandez, Jr, 70, of Galt, passed away November 10, 2010. Born March 13, 1940 to Gabriel Hernandez, Sr and Paula Motrico, he .....
Hilma Harris, 70, of Weaverville died Sunday at Oak River Rehab in Anderson. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
MORIGAKI, Hisayo 93 year old Los Angeles resident passed away on Oct. 27, 2010, Hisayo is survived by sons, Errol (Mary), Alan, Glenn and Roy Morigaki; granddaughter, Kerri (Shawn) Morigaki Jeffers of Florida; brother, Noboru (Yachan) Oda of Hawaii. Hisayo is also survived by many other loving family members. Services were held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Fukui Mortuary, "Chapel in the Garden" with Rev. William Briones of Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple officiating. www.fukuimortuary.com 213-626-0441
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IN MEMORY Happy 75th Birthday! In Memory of Richard Cordero
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1935-2010, Nash, at the age of 75, started his journey to the dear lord to be with his parents Ignacio Aragon and Maria Salinas., He was born in Ysleta, Texas until the age of l0 in 1945 when he moved to Oxnard. He was the proud owner of "Nash Radiator Shop" for 36 years. He enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and going to the Racetracks. He loved listening to Oldies and Mariachi music., He is survived by his wife, Ana Aragon married on April 2009, and his stepchildren, Diana and Veronica and five grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his children, Maryann A. Gonzales, Ramona A. Black (Ray) Geri A. Pina (Sal), Monica Reynoso (Ruben), Kathryn Aragon, Ignacio Aragon IV (Evelyn), David Encinas and his beloved 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. His siblings are: Anita Ramos, Terry Lopez, Jenny Salazar, Manuel Aragon and Alice Arroyo., Nash loved to socialize and is very well known within the community. He will be remembered by his endless smile and love for his family and friends. He will be missed deeply by all of us who knew him., A visitation for Nash will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 with the vigil beginning at 7 p.m. located at Perez Family Funeral Home, 1347 Del Norte Road in Camarillo. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 located at St. Anthonys Church in Oxnard., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Perez Family Funeral Home Tel: 983-3457. Please sign Nashs Memorial at www.CamarilloMortuary.com.
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Irving Lee, 80, of Redding died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
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Shinya Iwako 11/06/1957 ~ 11/11/2010 DEL MAR -- Shinya Iwako, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully at the San Diego Hospice on Thursday, .....
Iwao Jinbo, 99, of Redding died Sunday at Red Bud Care Home in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
JAINY ADILENE CRUZ CAYETANO, age 2 months, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 11, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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James Knight, 88, of Lewiston died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).
WRIGHT, James L. (Age 59) retired Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on November 3, 2010. Mr. Wright joined the Sheriff's Department on October 14, 1977 and retired from Aero Bureau on February 17, 2004. Services were previously held.
At his request, there will be no formal services for James Leslie 'Llew' Llewellyn, 74, of Vacaville., Llew was born in Utah on March 7, 1936. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, at David Grant Medical Center., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.
James L. Morrow, born March, 22 1926, passed away on November 6, 2010 in Littleton, Colo. He was preceded in death by Dorothy M. Morrow; and is survived by children, Barbara and Scott Henley, grandchildren, James Callich, Charles Callich, Bill and Samantha Robinson; great-grandchildren, Cassie and CJ Callich, Quinton and Tavia Robinson; and the Morrow family, Linda, Ben, Ericka, Kristin, Chad, Shaun and Megan. Services will take place at 12:00 PM, November 18, 2010 at Arlington Mortuary, 9645 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503. Also a short graveside memorial will be held at Riverside National Cemetery.
James R. Barnes 79, of Auburn went home to be with our Lord on Saturday the 13th of November. Jim was born May 17, 1931 in Iowa City, IA. He was a longtime resident and business owner in the Yuba-Sutter area. Jim is survived by his children Karen Key, Diane McGoey, Russell Decker, Janet Jay-DeGraw, Marty Decker, 14 Grandchildren and 19 Great-Grandchildren. Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Carol Barnes who passed only 8 days earlier; parents Rollin & Carrie Barnes along with brother Jack Barnes. A dual Memorial Service for both Jim and Carol is to be held at the Parkside Nazarene Church in Auburn, CA on Nov. 16th at 10:30 am. Please contact Parkside Nazarene Church for more details. Send Condolences at
James Robert Hesse, 12/16/1965 - 11/10/2010, Jim resided in Reno, Nevada. Son of Richard and Joanne Hesse. Jim passed away on November 10, 2010 surrounded by family., Jim was survived by his sister Laura Hesse, brother, Carl and Sandra Hesse, brother Jeffrey and Melissa Hesse, niece Maya, nephews Mason and Jakob Hesse., Services will be held Friday November 19, 2010, 2 p.m. at 1115 Combie Rd. Faith Lutheran Church, Meadow Vista CA. 95722. Behind the Fire Station., Please send donations to Saint Mary's Reginal Medical Center. 235 West 6th Street Reno, NV. 89503.
Jim passed away Friday, November 13. Born September 16, 1922 in San Diego. As a youngster, he grew up in San Pedro, where he graduated from San Pedro High School. Jim served in
Janice Gail Day-Baker December 3, 1957 - November 12, 2010 Janice was born December 3, 1957, in Bakersfield, CA, and departed this world November 12, 2010, in her home town. Janice was preceded in death by her father, Harold R. Day and mother, Dolores J. Day. She was survived by her sister, Sheryl Day; brother, Charles Day, and wife, Laurie. She was also survived by her children, son, Joshua Baker, and his wife, Valerie, and their son, Holden; son, Mitchell Baker, Freddy White, Whitney and husband, Brock George, Benjamin Baker, and Becky Baker. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and cousins and the many lifetime friends she met along her journey in life. Janice was a graduate of North High School where she met many of her life long friends. After raising her family, Janice went back to college and received her Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Credentials. She was a Librarian in the Kern High District for 12 years. She loved to spend time at the beach, antiquing, reading, and with her family. Janice had an infectious personality, a laugh that wouldn't stop and could make any time a good time. Janice's family included anyone who walked into her home; she was a mom to everyone. She loved to be surrounded by family and friends. In the past year she spent most of her time doting on her grandson. She was extremely proud of her children and all they have accomplished. Janice battled breast cancer for over 12 years; she fought every step of the way. She participated in the fight against cancer involving herself and family in many fundraisers and walks. Her infectious personality kept laughter in her fight. Her motto was, "Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching!" We all love you mom, now rest and be at peace. A celebration of life will be held today, Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Janice's house at: 13809 San Lazaro St., Bakersfield, CA 93314. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the, , 1523 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301, (661) 327-2423. Greenlawn Mortuary
Janice Lynne Miller, age 50 of Hanford, California passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Hanford, California., Janice was born in Hanford on August 6, 1960 to Merrill and Loretta Barnes. She was raised and educated in Hanford. She attended elementary school, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from Hanford High School in 1978. Janice was attending College of Sequoias when she met and married Keith Miller in the early 1980s. They made their home in Hanford where Janice was a homemaker. To this union was born two beautiful children, Jennifer Lynne and Steven Keith. Family was very important to Janice and she enjoyed time spent together. Family heirlooms and photographs were her treasures. Janice enjoyed watching her favorite game shows and programs. She also enjoyed animals of all kinds and was known to adopt those without a home. Janice attended First Baptist Church of Hanford and was never far away from an encouraging devotional. Janice will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her., Janice was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta in 1973. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Jennifer Stockford and husband, Simon of England; her son, Steven Miller and wife, Autumn of Germany; her father, Merrill Barnes and Patty Somerfield of Palm Desert, California; three brothers, Steven Barnes and wife, Debra of Hanford, California, Donald Barnes and wife, Toni of Sparks, Nevada and David Barnes and wife, Kimberly of Aliso Viejo, California as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends., Services: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at People's Funeral Chapel. A reception will be held immediately following at the Bercher Family home at 407 West Malone Street in Hanford., Remembrances may be made in honor of Janice to Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF) here:, .php or mail your donation to Animal Rescue of Fresno 4545 E. Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93726 (559 225-5715)., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements have been entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591
Jeanne Fulghum Passed away on Oct 19, 2010, after a long illness. Jeanne is survived by three loving daughters, Judy Baker of San Jose, Diane Stangeland of Grass Valley, and Sandra Schoof of Vancouver Washington. She also has six lovely grandchildren, and 2 beautiful great grand children. Jeanne had a wonderful caregiver, Amy. Jeanne was married for 50 years to Donald L. Fulghum and they traveled the world and had a wonderful life. A celebration of her life will be held at Skylawn Memorial Park on Dec. 3, 2010.
Jeffrey Cox, 55, of Redding, died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Jerry Carlton Tate 1934 - 2010 Jerry was born in Coalinga, California, on August 19, 1934, and he passed away in Bakersfield, California, on November 11, 2010, at the age of 76. He grew up in Fresno, CA, and graduated from Fresno State. Later he earned his Master's degree from California Lutheran University. Not long after college he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he met his wife Dottie. He moved to Bakersfield in 1964 and soon began his career with the Bakersfield City School District where he worked for 29 years as a teacher, counselor, vice principal, and principal. After his retirement from the school district, he served 16 years as a trustee on the BCSD School Board. Jerry was also actively involved in several community organizations. He was a member of Westchester Kiwanis for 34 years and was a past president. He was a member of the Local, 266 for 46 years and a Big Brother board member for 5 years. He also was a member of the BCSD Men's Club. Most recently he was involved with Seniors in Retirement. Outside of work and his community involvement, he played golf and enjoyed watching sports and old westerns. He was a friend to all and loved to socialize. He enjoyed a good joke and laughed much. He will be missed by many. He and Dottie frequently entertained in their home and he never missed a party. He and Dot traveled after retirement and took many cruises, seeing the world. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dottie Tate; daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Paul Young; son, Gary Tate; and grandson, Jeffery Tate, Jr. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Tate. Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Greenlawn Mortuary, 3700 River Blvd., with a service on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BCSD Educational Foundation, 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305 or Westchester Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 271, Bakersfield, CA 93302.
JERRY FISSORI, 82 of Pismo Beach passed away Wednesday, November 10th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, Ca.
Jesse Charles "Charlie" Foster July 31, 1921 - November 13, 2010 Charlie Foster, 89, passed away in Bakersfield, CA on Saturday November 13, 2010. Charlie was born on July 31, 1921 in Reward, CA and grew up in Taft, CA. After high school, he joined the Marine Corp. and served during three wars. He bravely fought in, with the 4th Raider Battalion, in the, with the 7th Engineering Battalion and served at Camp H.M. Smith in Hawaii during the, . After a distinguished 22 year career with the U.S.M.C., he retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. He returned to Taft and started a job with the U.S. Postal Service and served as a mail carrier for 17 years. Charlie was a long-time member of the Taft First Assembly of God Church, where he was a deacon and taught Sunday School. For the past four years, he attended Valley Baptist Church in Bakersfield. He was a loving and generous man who opened up his home and family to others and become a second "Dad" or "Grandpa" to those in need of one. Charlie is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary (Ault) Foster; daughter, Janice Brown and her husband, Gary; daughter-in-law, Betty Foster; four grandsons, Chris (Ricki) Foster, Dwayne (Nanetta) Ward, Mike (fiancee Jennifer Gutierrez) Foster and Joel (Rachael) Foster; eleven great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nellie Foster; his son, Jim Foster; two sisters, Ellen Lyon, Betty Greagrey and brother, Joe Foster. Graveside service will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at West Side District Cemetery in Taft. Visitation will be at Erickson & Brown Funeral Home in Taft on Wednesda.y, Nov. 17, 2010, from 3:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Erickson & Brown Funeral Home
In Loving Memory of Jesus Quiroz Jr. May 15, 1980 - November 18, 2008 Dear Jesus; Our hearts were broken the day we lost you, but you didn't go alone, you took a part of us, when God called you home. With Love, Your Family Mass in celebration of Jesus' life will be on Wednesday, Nov. 17th, at 7:00 p.m., St. Augustine Church, in Lamont, CA.
JOHN P. FUSCOE 5/17/1921 ~ 11/16/2009 My Jack: Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand I cannot touch, I still have many memories of the one I loved so much. Your memory is my keepsake with which I\'ll never part. God has you in his keeping; I have you in my heart. Sadley missed, but never forgotten Love forever, Angela
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JOHN HODGKINS, 81 of Grover Beach passed away Monday, November 8th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, Ca.
John Martin Leis, Jr., December 22, 1963 - October 31, 2010, My brother John was a kind soul. He was a friend to everyone, and loved by many, especially in the church he was such a part of. At one point in his life, he considered becoming a priest, but another part of him longed to be married. Neither happened., He was born in Los Angeles and was adopted by our loving parents at 9 months old. We lived in Glendale, CA until John was 9, then we moved to Santa Barbara. John graduated from San Marcos High School and UC Davis with honors. He lived for a short time in Lancaster, PA before coming back to Santa Barbara and ultimately living in Santa Maria., John loved his family dearly. He took care of his nephew and God son, Justin, when it was time for me to return to work. He was also able to attend Justin's high school graduation this past June from our alma mater. John cared for our mother for 5 years while she lived with dementia, until we lost her 2 years ago. Thanks to him, she was able to live out her final days in the comfort of her own home., In his younger years, John was an avid bowler, earning many awards. More recently, he enjoyed singing karaoke with his girlfriend of 7 years, Melissia, at a favorite joint in Arroyo Grande. He loved keeping in touch with friends and we could always count on receiving a funny, off-the-wall greeting card from him., John leaves behind our father Jack, myself, brother-in-law Mike, nephew Justin, girlfriend Melissia, and many friends., John, you are not alone, I am here with you, and though we grew apart, you're always in my heart ., I'll be seeing you Zoinkerfiblets. Love always, your little seester, SisSqui. Meow., ' deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.' Matthew 6:13, A funeral mass will be held on Saturday November 20th at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 414 E. Church Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454. A celebration of life will be held at noon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of John Martin Leis, Jr. to St. Mary of the Assumption Church., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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JOSE SOLORIO, age 97, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 15, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Joseph Bernal 88, passed away peacefully in Petaluma on November 12, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He was born on December 12, 1921 in Mexico and immigrated to California as a young boy. He was raised in South San Francisco with his parents, Emilio and Lucia Bernal, and sisters, Socorro Ruiz (Jim) and Elisa. Joe was in the Army Air Corps and served as a corporal in Europe during WW II from 1942-1945 where he became a U.S. citizen. He was in the United States Air Force Reserve and served in Korea 1951-1952. He married Esther Navarro (deceased) in 1946 raising 4 children, Robert, Ann Johnson, Elizabeth Bennett, and Tom (deceased) on Lilac Lane in SSF while working for Western Electric/PT&T for more than 35 years. Joe then married Berta Moitoza Bernal in 1982 and moved to Sonoma. Joe was an active member of St. Leo's Catholic Church,, , American Legion, SIRS, the Telephone Pioneers, and All Souls Church YMI in SSF. Joe is survived by his wife, Berta, children Robert (Charlene), Ann, Elizabeth Bennett (Steve), Tony Moitoza (Lori) and John McLevin; grandchildren, Christine, Alicia and Brian Bernal, Ron Johnson, Jr., Andrew & Rachel Bennett, Justin, Brendon, and Courtney Bernal, Erin Long (Scott) and Jordan Moitoza, Robert and Alicia McLevin; great grandchildren Nikolas and Nathan Bernal, Aiden Venegas, and Gunner Long; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 660 West Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the, National Office, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or to the Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street Petaluma, California 94952; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Inquiries can be made to DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 at (707) 996-3655 or www.duggansmissionchapel.com.
NOEL, Joseph W. June 1, 1929- October 29, 2010 "Joe" died peacefully at his home in Westchester, California. He is survived by his adoring son, Parker Noel. Joe graduated from Santa Monica High School and went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Southern California. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a Public Information Officer, Troop Information & Education. His professional career in the Life Insurance Business spanned over four decades. He held the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). He was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, President of the Westwood Junior Chamber of Commerce, Director of the California Junior Chamber of Commerce as well as many more Professional and Civic Directorships. He was very proud in the last years of his life to work with the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. The National Committee, located in Washington D.C. is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization, which acts in the interest of its membership through advocacy, education, services and grassroots efforts. The work of the National Committee is directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters. Joe was a gentle, kind and loving human being who showed respect and dignity to everyone he met. To be sure, he will be missed by everyone who knew him and the world will forever be blessed by his spirit. Service: Gates Kingsley Gates, 1925 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica 90404, Thursday, November 18, 2010, 2 p.m. Reception following service: Bel-Air Bay Club, Upper Clubhouse, 16801 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades 90272, 310.230.4700.
Joyce Cox 1941 - 2010 Joyce was born on October 22, 1941 and left this world on November 12, 2010 to be with our God. Joyce was always happy and smiling and touched the hearts of everyone who knew her. Her life was her husband, children and grandchildren. Bill and Joyce were married on October 20, 1971 and together raised a blended family that became one. They were blessed to have 40 wonderful years together and they loved to spend time with their children and grandchildren. No matter what her grandkids were involved in she was always there. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Welborn and brother, Darrell Welborn. Joyce leaves behind her loving husband and soulmate of 39 years, Billy Joe Cox; children, Steve Crooks and wife Tenile, Stacy Crooks, Greg Cox and wife AnneMarie, Debbie Kirschenman and husband Brian; 5 grandchildren, Janelle Cox, Cpl. Matthew Kirschenman USMC, Ryane Cox, Kristyn Kirschenman, Liberty Moore; 1 great grandchild, Addyson Kirschenman. She will be greatly missed by all. The world has lost a beautiful loving woman but our Lord has gained an Angel. Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m., at Mish Funeral Home Chapel, 120 Minner Ave., followed by Graveside services at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
JUAN CARLOS GARCIA, age 4, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 10, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
JUAN ROBLES, age 61, resident of Los Alamos, passed away November 13, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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Judith Beeson, 51, of Burney died Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Judy A. Statucki, 72, of Vacaville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Vacaville., She was born in Bountiful, Utah, on Feb. 6, 1938., A visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Relief Society room at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 311 Alamo Drive, Vacaville., A funeral will follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private at a later date., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.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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Karen Marie Rodgers April 9, 1965 - November 12, 2010 Karen Rodgers was born in Bishop, CA on April 9, 1965, to parents Clyde and Veda Ashe. She passed away on November 12, 2010. She had a smile that would light up a room and a servants heart. Her love for her Lord carried her through the challenges of life and gave her the courage to carry on. Karen is survived by her beloved husband, Brett Rodgers; step-daughter, Penny Cadiz; step-sister, Stephanie, step-granddaughter, Faith Cadiz; uncles, Tommy and Iral Fulce; and great-aunt, Opal Fulce. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 2550 Jewetta Ave. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
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Stephen Martin Katich Dec. 26, 1918 Nov. 12, 2010 Lifetime Resident of Oakland Stephen died peacefully at the age of 91 on November 12, .....
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Norma Jean Keen ESCONDIDO -- Norma Jean Keen, born May 26, 1927 in Republic, Kansas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November .....
Keenan Paull Kirby, Resident of San Jose, Keenan Paull Kirby, age 74, Loving and Devoted husband to Mary Kirby for 52 years succumbed to his battle with Cancer on November 12, 2011. Father of four children, Kathleen Kirby Hughes, Mary Vellios (Peter), Patrick Kirby (Jennifer) and Colleen Souza (Michael). Grandfather to Katlyn and Sean Hughes, Brittany and Taylor Vellios, and Michael Jr. and Morgan Souza. Retired Lieutenant of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department, Keenan lived a dedicated life to Law Enforcement for 24 years., A Visitation will be held, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at DARLING FISCHER CAMPBELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 231 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini, 15333 Woodard Road, San Jose, CA 95124. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Kenneth B. Barnes, 71, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
Kenneth Clair Allen November 18, 1924 - November 11, 2010 Ken was born in Long Beach, California, on November 18, 1924. His family moved to Bakersfield in the early 1930's and he graduated from Kern County Union High School in 1942 and spent the next three years in the, , where he flew thirty missions over Germany as pilot of a B-17 Bomber, during World War II. Upon his return from the service, Ken entered the University of Southern California and graduated in 1948. While in college, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and enjoyed a fellowship that has lasted throughout his lifetime. Alaska beckoned and he took his fledgling family to the Great Land during the period when Alaska became a State. Part time bush pilot, guide, big game hunter, and tugboat operator, Ken had the time of his life flying his small plane throughout the wilderness. His children, Monty, Holly, and Wylie are still firmly held to that northern state while Ken returned south to marry Dorothy, his beloved wife and companion of some thirty plus years. Ken and Dorothy have traveled the world and crisscrossed the U.S. many times in their motor home. He has truly been blessed with a remarkable life full of great memories. Lifetime member of the, , charter member of the Bakersfield Country Club, and Bakersfield Racquet Club, where he and his buddies battled every noon for umpteen years. He was also a longtime member of the Racquet Club Board of Directors. A compulsive writer of letters to the Bakersfield Californian, Ken enjoyed discourse on almost any subject imaginable. A lucky man indeed to have tasted the very best that life can offer. Ken is leaving behind a broken hearted wife, my best friend, Dorothy Allen; brother, Chet Allen; children, Wylie Allen and Monty Allen; step-children, Debbie Smith, Valerie Pettit, and Patty Mula; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Holly Allen. A special "thank you" to all the nurses and staff at Optimal Hospice for their care and support during this difficult time. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Ln. Visitation is not scheduled. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
KENNETH E. WHITE SEPT 6, 1928 - NOV 14, 2010 Ken White passed away on November 14, 2010 at his home in Hughson. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine White; his daughters, Alice Stevens (Chuck), Kathy Seidel (Mike); his sons, John White (Gloria) and Ken White (Debbie); nine grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Franklin & Downs Ceres Chapel, 2561 5th St., Ceres, CA 95307. Private burial to follow in Fresno, CA.
MIDGLEY, LAURA L. Chula Vista 01/05/1917 to 11/11/2010 Final Resting Place at Sea. Survived by son, David R. Midgley of Salisbury, NC; daughter, Lauren Eldridge; grandchildren, Jonathan P. Midgley of Japan; James A. Midgley of Boston, MA; Keith Kemp of Santee, CA Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111
RICE, LORNA NADINE Lorna Nadine Rice passed away on November 8, 2010. Born in Mapleton, Kansas on March 9, 1926, she moved to Chula Vista in 1953. Nadine was a volunteer for Navy Relief for over 10 years. She received many awards, including volunteer for the year as well as the Meritorious Service Award for her work. She retired after working 25 years for the Rohr Corporation. She loved traveling, especially to Europe, New York and Hawaii. Nadine was preceded in death by husband Al and daughter Christine. She is survived by her son Don, daughter-in-law Debi, brother Danny, sister-in-law Sylvia, and many nieces and nephews. We love you Madre. Services will be held at Community Mortuary in Chula Vista on Thursday November 18th at 11:00a.m.
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Mrs. Lena Brackett, age 90, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Astoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sylmar from natural causes. Prior to her two and half year stay at Astoria, Lena lived with her daughter, Dianna, and son-in-law, Terry Benson, in Santa Clarita since early 2003., Lena was born July 16, 1920 in Arcadia, Duchesne, Utah to William Monroe Lloyd, Jr. and Jessie Myrtle Hall. She was the last living daughter of 13 children. She was born a twin; however her twin died at 11 months. She is survived by two brothers: Arnon (and Yvonne) Lloyd of Roosevelt, Utah and Loren (and Ruby) Lloyd of Salt Lake City, Utah, and a sister-in-law, Ella Lloyd of Howell, Utah. She grew up on a farm in Utah and moved to Los Angeles at about age 19., Lena was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ and was dedicated to serving others throughout her life. Lena and her sweetheart Robert Orren Brackett were married on April 26, 1942. They met at a diner where she worked as a waitress. They were married for 57 years and lived in Tarzana until they moved to Oxnard in 1984. They enjoyed living near the beach, taking long walks and traveling together with their RV group., Lena's immediate family includes son, Richard Brackett of San Jose; daughter, Dianna Benson (husband Terry) of Santa Clarita; 10 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Orren Brackett, and son, Robert Alan Brackett., A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 27405 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Saugus. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22600 Lassen St., Chatsworth., Arrangements are in the care of Guardian Memorial Funeral Directors of Ventura County Oxnard, 485-2572.
LEO JOHN (BUD) GILROY 83 of Temecula, California passed into eternity at Fallbrook Hospital on November 11, 2010. Bud was born on April 6, 1927 in Anaconda, Montana to Ann Clinton and Leo John Gilroy. Bud was very patriotic and proud to have served in the Navy in
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LEON SHERWOOD PETTITT JUL 11, 1933 - NOV 12, 2010 ....born with the sea in his blood and an old salt at heart, set his final sail on November 12, 2010. He began lifes journey in Prescott, AZ on July 11, 1933. He served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard and retired from the Operating Engineers after 50 years. He shared lifes adventures and his love for the ocean with those that knew him best. He leaves behind on lifes shores, his loving wife Nola of 26 years; 6 children, Judy Pettitt and Tamra Benson of Modesto, CA, Danielle White of Arroyo Grande, CA, Eddie Goad of Santa Rosa, CA, Robert Goad of Oakdale, CA, Kim Dillon of Oakdale, CA; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Young. He was preceded in death by his brother Leo Pettitt. His wishes were to be cremated and scattered quietly at sea.
Aug. 28, 1923- Nov. 9, 2010, Leroy N. Ard passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, 2010 at the age of 87. A resident of Ventura for more than 30 years, Leroy served in World War II in the U.S. Army 1943-1945. He was a field representative and consultant for the Orange Administrative Committee for 32 years. He is a member of the American Legion, he loved his country and his church. He loved his family, his friends and his dog., Leroy is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Phyllis Ard; his daughters and sons-in-law, Terry Quick and Ron Perkovich, Janet and Mike Rossiter; his granddaughters, Davis Meyer, Haley Rossiter and Carlee Rossiter; and his dear companion Jay., Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the home of Ron and Terry, 10293 Alexandria, Ventura, CA 93003.
Linda Marie Nelson Born October 18, 1941, in Yuba City, California, passed away peacefully at The Fountains on November 13, 2010. Linda was a life-long Yuba Sutter resident and graduate of Marysville High School, class of 1959. She is survived by her husband, and soul-mate Jack of 50 years and her two daughters and their families: Jackie and John Quigg of Live Oak and Michele and David Wright of Yuba City. She was a loving grandmother to four grandchildren, Meghan, Kaitlyn, Jack and Olivia; whom she absolutely adored and often spoiled with her generosity. Linda worked for 15 years as a draftsman for the Pacific Bell Phone Company where she was known for her astute attention to detail and exceptional work ethic. Her hard work and enthusiasm for quality was a cut above and became her trademark as it was easily recognized through her artwork and the three custom homes she designed and built with her husband. Her hobbies and interest ranged from gardening, fishing, baking, decorating, shopping and simply enjoying the finer things in life. However, her number one priority was family. Her memory will be cherished and her love and laughter will live in the hearts of those she touched. The values she taught, and the care she gave to so many enriched their lives in more ways than we can count. Memorial services to be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 18th, at the Yuba City Nazarene Church. Located at 600 N. George Washington Blvd., Yuba City. Send Condolences to
Linda P. Smith 1951 - 2010 On November 6th, 2010 the Angels from Heaven came to take Linda P. Smith home to meet her maker. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home in Shasta Lake. Linda was born on October 31, 1951 in Llano, TX. Linda spent many of her adult years in the City of Shasta Lake. She is survived by her mother Ethelynne, 2 children Susan and Levi, sister Liz, brother Johnny, and 2 grandsons Andrew and Jacob. Linda was preceded in death by her son James and grandson Spencer. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday November 17, 2010 @ 6:00 pm at the American Legion 4309 Vallecitio in Shasta Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Linda Zink, 68, of Ventura, passed away of cancer on Nov. 8, 2010., Linda was born Nov. 28, 1941 in Rushville, Neb., and had been a resident of Ventura for 17 years. Linda was the secretary/treasurer for a shipping company in Port Hueneme, retiring in 2007 after 36 years with the company., She is survived by her son, Darren Beeson; grandson, Kaden; mother, Leonore K. Zink; sister, Lorna Zink; several cousins and their families. Linda was a very generous and caring person and supported many charitable causes. She made many dear friends over the years and will be greatly missed., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Lloyd Bruce Rayworth born March 27, 1938 in Everett, Massachusetts entered into rest on November 13, 2010 at Rideout Memorial Hospital, Marysville California. He was a devoted and loving father and father in law to Cheryl and Dave Dawson of Asheville, NC, Kim Rayworth and Mauricio Gonzalez of Sacramento, Kathy Rayworth-Beltran and Jesse Beltran of Yuba City. Cherished Grandfather to Ben and Megan Murphy, Evan Gonzalez, Mia and Tayah Beltran. Great Grandpa to Zachary, Bailey & Caleigh Murphy. Loving brother to Neil Rayworth of Peabody, MA. Long time friend to Judy Heiden and many more close friends along with his boyz Mickey, Max and Mr. Hershey. Lloyd served one term in the Navy and 42 years of dedicated service to our country as Senior Field Service Engineer while supporting the SR71 and U2 Reconnaissance programs. He was also a Mason and Shriner. A visitation is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 18th from 4:00 â€" 7:00 PM at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Services will be on Friday, Nov. 19th at 2:00 PM at Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will be private. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital, PO Box 21-4477, Sacramento, CA 95821. Send Condolences
Lorenzo M. Vega, 88, of Santa Paula, died from an accidental fall at his home on Nov. 9, 2010., Mr. Vega was born Sept. 5, 1922, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, and had been a 67-year Ventura County resident coming from Montana. Prior to retirement, he was a self-employed agriculturist for 75 years. Lorenzo Vega was a man in charge of himself, active in all his relationships and knew how to relax after a long day of hard work with cozy slippers and a newspaper. Many look up to his legacy and life to dream for themselves and he will be with us in our hearts always. His family and friends will remember his smile, his laugh, and his love., Lorenzo was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Paula, a member and treasurer of Holy Name Society, Member of Church Finance Committee, and a cursillista. He was also a member of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, Ventura County Ag Association, Sunkist Lemon Grower and Calavo Avocado Grower., Mr. Vega is survived by daughters, Martha Vega and Yolanda Vega (twins), SSS, and Mary Helen Vega; son, Henry Vega; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren., Recitation of the Rosary is planned for 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, with visitation from 6 - 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 427 North Oak Street, Santa Paula. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Santa Paula. A banquet in his honor will immediately follow the services at Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall. Interment will follow at Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore., In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be sent to the Sisters of Social Service of Los Angeles, 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino, CA 91436. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guest book, please visit www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com., Camino del Sol Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C Street, Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
Loring A. De Martini November 17, 2006 Four years daily with us; Your quiet presence, warmth, integrity, Humor, curiosity, drive, embrace. With us always, mind and heart. Your loving family.
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BENSTON, MARDELL L. Sept. 6, 1923 to Nov. 10, 2010 Mardell L. Benston was born in Texas, coming to live in San Diego in 1940. She began working at Pacific Telephone Company in 1942. She is survived by her sister, Rosella Johnson and brother, Ivan Lee Boxley. Services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Glen Abbey Funeral Home in Bonita, CA. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate to the local hospice facility.
ANGUIANO, MARIA T. of National City 5/27/1957 - 11/05/2010
MARLIN, Cal Cal Marlin died on November 9, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. Cal was born in Humboldt , Kansas on January 1, 1930, the son of a Methodist minister. He served four
KERNOSKI, MATENSE EADY Of San Diego July 17, 1924 - November 13, 2010 Services Nov. 19th at 11:00 a.m. El Camino Memorial Chapel 800-352-2646
August 25, 1912 ~ November 11, 2010 Born August 25, 1912 in Monroe, IA and passed away November 11, 2010. Preceded in death by her loving husband Hubert J. Bruce and son David G. Bruce...She is survived by son Lynn R. Bruce & wife Linda A.,Daughter In Law Linda S., grandchildren Tiffany, Scott, Deidre Johnson and husband Mike, and Darren. Great Grandchildren, Jake, Hailey, and Kayla... She will be dearly missed by all those her love her... Service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:00a.m. at graveside, Rose Hill Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA.
MR. WILLIAM J. "SONNY" SUMNER, 80, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 12, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Mae Mineo, 82, of Redding died Monday at the Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
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Marco J. Balistreri, Resident of San Jose, Marco J. Balistreri died on Nov. 13, 2010. He was 58 years old., Marco was born in San Jose where he lived his entire life. He was a Vietnam era U.S., veteran, a motorcycle enthusiast, a Wheelchair Games Medal Winner and a loyal friend and brother. Marco was the son of the late Mario and Delia Balistreri and is survived by his brother Carl Balistreri., Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 18, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St., San Jose. Graveside Service will be Friday, Nov. 19, 10:00 a.m. at Santa Clara Mission Catholic Cemetery, 490 Lincoln St., Santa Clara.
Marette S. Martin, 77, of Redding died Friday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).
Marette Sue Martin 1933 - 2010 Marette Sue Martin passed peacefully in her sleep on November 12, 2010. Born in Tallmansville, West Virginia on August 16th, 1933. She married George A. Martin in 1956 before being widowed in 1997. She is survived by 4 siblings. Marian, Priscilla, Shelia and Bruce along with 4 of her 6 children. Richard (deceased), Edward (Ohio), Phillip (Redding), Joseph (Sacramento), Sara (deceased) and Thaddeus (Patterson). A loving mother and friend she is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. There will be a viewing at McDonald's Funeral Chapel on Continental Street on November 18, 2010 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will also be a Memorial service held at Redding 1st United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, on November 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM. This sums her up the best, on her refrigerator is a card with the following saying: THE MOST WASTED OF ALL DAYS IS THAT DURING WHICH ONE HAS NOT LAUGHED. She was our rock, our mommy and our friend. She has been a very influential part of our lives and she will be missed more than anyone will know. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Marie D. Mefford 1922 - 2010 Marie was born April 8, 1922, to Robert and Viola (Nichols) Chesser in Wirt, Oklahoma and passed away on November 8, 2010. Her parents died when Marie was only 7 years old. Her grandmother, Melvina raised Marie along with Melvina's 9 children. They moved to California in 1938. Marie went to school in McFarland, California where she excelled as a student. She was also an outstanding baseball player. She also loved to dance. She met and married the love of her life, Jack. They were married in 1941 in Santa Barbara. Jack was also born in Oklahoma. They moved to Redding in 1946 and lived on the Strathman Ranch located between Bella Vista and Ingot. They moved back to the valley and then in 1951 they came back to Redding with their two children, Steve and Jo Ann, and settled down for life. Marie kept very busy raising a family and keeping the house together. In the 1950's, Marie was a trustee for the Columbia School where she was instrumental in getting the new school built. She held this position for years. Marie and Jack loved to hunt, fish and most of all, be around their children and grandchildren. Marie and Jack were charter member of the Rat Pack and Glass Mountain 4 wheelers Jeep clubs. Memaw, as she was affectionately know by the grandkids, was the rock and center of their lives. Not only could she play ball, tag and hide and go seek, but she was a fantastic cook as well. Her big smile and twinkling eyes will be missed. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Jack, parents Robert and Viola, brothers Howard and Raymond Chesser. She leaves behind her children, Steve E. Mefford (Connie) and Jo Ann Moffat (Mike), grandchildren; Jessica and Jamison Mefford, Steve Gilbreath (Lisa), Scott Gilbreath (Christy), Shawn Gilbreath (Jennifer), Nicole Joseph (Brent), great grandchildren, Taylor, Samantha, Kobe, Kale, Kash, Gabriella and John. The family would like to thank Tammera, Saeed and everyone at Sunset Comfort Care for the wonderful love and care that they gave to Memaw while she was under their watchful eyes. Also, everyone at Mercy Hospice for your loving care. Services at Lawncrest Chapel on Saturday, November 20th, 11:00 am., family friend, Pastor Roy Emmons officiating. Viewing will be at the chapel on Friday, November 19th, from 4-7 pm. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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MARTHA L. JACO, 85, of Lompoc passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Arrangements are under the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. www.starbucklind.com
Martha Zemanek, 87, passed away peacefully in Petaluma on Oct. 31. Devoted wife for 59 years to the late William Zemanek. Loving mother of Mayor-elect Stephen M. (Jerri) Hardy of Vacaville, Marti Sorentino of Petaluma, Bill (Susan) Zemanek Jr. of Richmond, Susan (Jim) McCormick of Pleasant Hill and the late Craig Melvin Hardy. She was the cherished grandmother of Kathleen Stillings, Shannon Hardy, Marc Martinez, Stephen M.C. Hardy, Reina Starke, Craig Miguel Hardy, James McCormick Jr. and Jeffery W. McCormick. Survived by 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Robert Melvin and the late Wilma "Babe" Renear., Martha was born on Sept. 19, 1923 to Fidelia and Robert Melvin and grew up in San Francisco. Her father and mother were originally from Winters and Vacaville. She graduated from Lowell High with Carol Channing as her high school big sister. Martha married Harold Hardy in 1941 and had Stephen, Marti and Craig. She divorced and married Bill Zemanek in 1951, adding Bill Jr. and Sue to the clan., Martha and Bill moved to Petaluma in 1990 and enjoyed their retirement traveling, fishing, attending concerts and once meeting Sonny and Cher. They were also active in Petaluma with the Elks and Moose lodges. Martha, or "Grammy," loved having her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren always close at hand. Her family was always the treasure of her life. There was not a problem too big for her to take on and she gave so much of herself to helping others in her life. As she always said, "God Bless Us All.", A celebration of Martha's life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge #901, 2105 S. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954. Please call (925) 324-1636 for more information., Family assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, (707) 763-4131., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Callison 1919 - 2010 Betty Callison, 91, was born to Hermann H. and Mary B. Young in San Francisco on April 24, 1919. She attended academic Lowell High School in that city followed by a 1941 graduation from UC Berkeley, where she met her future husband Gordon M. Callison. With the advent of World War II, she embarked on a 25 year career as a Navy wife, bearing two sons and sharing her husband's life and travels on tours of duty to the East and West Coasts, Hawaii, and Spain. Shortly after Gordon's 1967 Navy retirement, he became the first business manager for what was then California State College, Bakersfield. Both Betty and Gordon enjoyed putting down roots in Bakersfield in the years prior to his second retirement in 1982 and subsequent passing in 1985. It was then that she began a rich and rewarding life at Rosewood Retirement Community, devoting thousands of volunteer hours marked by personal caring and outreach to both residents and staff. Near the end, her passing on Tuesday November 9th was peaceful and full of faith and grace, with her family and pastoral care by her side. While her son Jim preceded her in death, she is survived by son Rick and by the grateful thoughts of those who were blessed to know her. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 20th, at Rosewood, 1301 New Stine Road, Bakersfield.
MARY POUNDS, 66, of Arroyo Grande, died Nov. 8, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
Mary Katherine Swanson, Resident of Redwood City, Mary Katherine Swanson, long time resident of Redwood City, left this world November 10, 2010 after a courageous fight with cancer. She was 62., She was predeceased by William, her husband of 34 years and her father, Arnold Carl Pool. She is survived by her mother, Onie Starr Pool and her son Anthony Diaz both of Redwood City. She is also survived by her brother Michael Kim Pool of McCall, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews., Mary was born on August 3, 1948 in Dalton, Georgia. In 1950 Mary and her mother moved to the bay area where she attended Fair Oaks Elementary School, McKinley Jr. High and graduated from San Carlos High School. After college, her working years were spent with various local companies including: Ampex, Lenkurt, Arthur J. McKee, Addison Wesley Publishing and North American Title. Mary excelled in her profession and always had a warm smile for everyone she worked with., While her work kept her busy Mary's main focus was her son Anthony. She loved and nurtured him with gentle tenderness. She felt lucky to be blessed with a son and her pride in him showed in her eyes each time she saw him. Mary was also blessed with many talents. She cooked like a professional and her needlepoint was flawless. Many hours were patiently spent creating fabulous works of art for her family. We will treasure them always., Mary's nature was sweet and sincere. Her consistent smile endeared her to all who met her and those who loved her looked forward to the comforting cheer felt when her smile was for them., Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 17 at 11:00 am at Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Rd., Redwood City. The family asks that donations be made to the Pathways Hospice Foundation, 585 N. Mary Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085. Crippen & Flynn, Woodside Chapel, 650-369-4103
MARYANNE L. DUGGAN, 69, a Santa Maria resident, passed away November 11th. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.
MAUREEN C. HICKEY, 68, of Lompoc passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010. Arrangements under the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. www.starbucklind.com
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Maximino Garcia, 82, died Nov. 12, 2010 of a brief illness., Maximino was born in Pueblo, Colo., and lived most of his life in Ventura County. Maximino was an equipment operator for the City of Oxnard and retired after 33 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, daughter and son, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters and many friends., Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17 starting at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. at Santa Clara Mortuary - Oratory, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard. Entombment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery Santa Clara Mortuary, 485-5757.
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Maxine Deloras Dillard, better known as "Max," age 63 of Hanford, California passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Hanford, California surrounded by her loving family., Maxine was born in Fresno, California and graduated from Watsonville High School in Watsonville, CA. She married Edward Lee Dillard in Santa Cruz, California in 1964. The family moved to Hanford, California in 1970. She worked as a Medical Assistant for many years and decided that she would pursue nursing, receiving her degree from San Joaquin Valley College. Maxine worked for many years with Dr. Sorensen, Randy Pence, Dr. Princeton and lastly with Dr. Lusby, retiring in 1999 following the death of her husband, Edward in 1998. All of her patients were very dear to her. Maxine's children remember her as the most amazing mom - she was always busy working very hard to provide for her family and all the while, she had home cooked meals for her family, their clothing was always clean and ready, her home was always in order and she could be seen at all of her children's activities. Maxine made sure that they never wanted for anything. She adored all of her grandchildren as they did her and shared many fun times together. Maxine will be missed greatly by her family and friends., Maxine is survived by her three children, Eddie Dillard of Redding, CA, Glenn Dillard and wife, Rachael of Hanford, CA. and her daughter and best friend , Tina Brewer of Hanford, CA; four brothers, Leonard Hyde of Hanford, CA, Darrell Hyde of Stratford, CA, Glenn Hyde of Fallon, NV and Mike Frausto of Washington; one sister, Marie McCullar of Sparks, NV; nine grandchildren, Joshua Dillard, Jennifer Dillard, Jeffrey Donald Brewer Jr., Jared Thomas Manuel Dillard, Jayce Alexandria Brewer, Jaxson Logan Mayo, her newest grandchildren, Taylor Lauryn Ray, Dylan Michael Drewry and Jared Ray; two nieces Samone Nunes and Melissa Hughart who became her daughters when Maxine's baby sister, Martha passed away in 1992, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends., Maxine was preceded in death by her baby sister, Martha Ann Hughart, her brother, Raymond Lee Hyde and her parents, Manuel Fausto and Clara B Hyde., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Church of Hanford on 10th Avenue., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
CARROLL, McArdle Eileen Feb. 27, 1915-Nov. 10, 2010 Survived by children Sheila Carroll-Phelan and Patrick Jay Carroll, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass at St. Mel's Catholic Church, 20780 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA, 10am Thursday, November 18, 2010. In lieu of flowers please consider Santa Barbara Nurses/Hospice, 232 South Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Michael Henry Cotter, 61, of San Luis Obispo passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at his home in San Luis Obispo. Michael and his twin brother Richard were born in1949, to Charles "Jack" and Jeannette Cotter. Much of Michael''s youth was spent roaming the Irish Hills of Los Osos, where his grandfather, Richard Beecham had a ranch, most of which is still in the Beecham family. Michael continued his love of the out doors and nature for the rest of his life and took great peace in the quiet places he found there. Following graduation from San Luis Obispo High School in 1967, Michael graduated from Cuesta College in 1969 and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1972, with a BS in Biological Science. He then enlisted in the, , where he continued his education in Medical Technology and completed his enlistment as a sergeant in 1976. Michael returned to his home town to join the staff of San Luis Obispo General Hospital as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and supervisor, where he remained until that laboratory was closed in 2006. At the time of his death he was a Medical Laboratory Scientist with Central Coast Pathology. Michael was a big brother to many, but most especially his two sisters Candace and Sharon, and brother Patrick. A tremendously generous man, he remained vigilant to what others in the family might need that he could provide. His sense of humor was reflected in the delight he took in teasing his siblings as adults, just as he had as children. His love and concern for his family was matched only by the devotion bestowed upon the family Golden Retrievers. His most joy filled moments were spent wrestling with them, or accompanying them on long adventurous walks along Orcutt Road, or the beach in Morro Bay. Michael''s other favorite moments included family holidays, and his annual travels in the company of his mother, Jeannette. He considered these trips to be great adventures with his best friend, as they explored and photographed much of the Southwestern United States. Michael will be remembered and missed most especially for his intelligence, playful humor, warmth and generosity, and the love displayed by his smile and strong warm hugs. He is survived by sisters Candace and Sharon; brother Patrick; sister-in-law Sharon O''Hara; nieces Meghan Sapp and Briana Sapp; aunt Dorothy Davidson; uncle Jim Beecham; and many cousins. He is also greatly missed by his Golden Retrievers, Mika and Luci. Michael was preceded in death by brother Richard 1949. Graveside services will be held Thursday Nov. 18 at Los Osos Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the ASPCA, or Golden Retriever rescue.
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Michael Robert McCoy April 23, 1958 - November 12, 2010 Michael Robert McCoy resided in Bakersfield, CA, and left this earthly world after a brief illness on November 12, 2010, in the presence of family and longtime close friend, Joe Giuffre. Preceding Mike in death were his, parents, Robert and Joyce McCoy; mother- in-law, Janice Elizalde; and his beloved dogs, Jake and Elwood. Mike was an avid sports enthusiast, starting as a young child, enjoying baseball (Yankees), football (Green Bay Packers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish), and motocross. In Junior High, Mike excelled in wrestling. He attended Garces Memorial High School graduating in 1976. He participated on the track team, where he set many records. Upon graduation, Mike took his track talent to Cal State Bakersfield, where he excelled on the track team and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Bio Chemistry in 1981. Mike took pride in his career making baker's yeast for Anheuser Busch, Columbia yeast in Alabama, and USA yeast in Mississippi. Mikes Bio Chemistry background afforded him a career change, where he was employed by Clean Harbors in Buttonwillow, CA, until 2008. Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife, Linda; step-son, Chase Elizalde-Shirey; sisters-in-law, Grace (Jim) Ware, Rochelle (Mike) Ladd, and Cindy Elizalde; and numerous cousins. The family would like to thank the staff at Memorial Hospital for their care of Mike in his final days. Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 124 Columbus St. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd. Greenlawn Mortuary
Michael Raphael Sheeran (Ray Sheeran) Passed away peacefully in the loving care of his family and friends in Cazadero, CA on Sunday, November 14, 2010 after a courageous eight month battle with Melanoma. Ray was in his 54th year. He is survived by his loving wife Catherine, a native of Mountrath, Co. Laois, Ireland and their sons Ryan, Eoin and their daughter Maeve and by his mother Maura, brothers Gerard, John and Mark, sisters Geraldine, Jacqueline, Therese and Frances, brothers and sisters-in law, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Ray will also be sadly missed by Catherines family who took Ray to be one of their own. He was predeceased by his father Canice and Aunt Vera. Ray was born October 23, 1956 in Coolrain, Mountrath, Co. Laois. A passionate sportsman, he won many medals and trophies with his local Hurling club, Camross and his County team Laois. He also played rugby with Portlaoise, and soccer with The Pike of Rushall. Ray had a love for music, especially Irish Traditional music and song and in the early days played the banjo before moving on to his grandfather Ryans instrument, the fiddle. Ray emigrated to San Francisco in February 1982 and married Catherine, his wife of 26 years, in San Francisco in 1984. They had known each other from home and were destined to be together. Family, work, sport and friends continued to be as important to Ray in the States as they had been in Ireland. He played Hurling with the Rangers Hurling Club and was a founding member of Na Fianna Hurling Club using the same colors of his native Camross, the Black and Amber. This club went on to be one of the most successful clubs in North America with Ray playing his part in winning their first Senior Championship in 1990. Rugby was also a great passion of Rays and he went on to be a founding member of San Francisco Irish RFC which subsequently merged with the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club, which developed one of the best underage programs in the USA. SFGG Ruby Club, has renamed their Home Club and Grounds as 'The Ray Sheeran Field', in recognition of Rays commitment and dedication to the sport. Over the years Ray became part and parcel of the fabric of San Francisco and Cazadero and was well known in both places. He and his family were surrounded by old friends and the many new friends he made along the way. They have proved to be ever supportive, especially during his time of need. It was recently commented that the Sheeran family were not just good friends but a cultural experience. Family, friends and living life were ingrained in Ray and this was something he wanted to share with those he loved. His priority was his family and he was immensely proud of his sons Ryan, Eoin and his daughter Maeve. Catherine has been his rock throughout the years and has been by his side through this difficult time. Ray Sheeran was an inspiration to his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all. Ni fheicamid a leithad ars (We will not see the likes of him again) Friends may visit Wednesday after 6 PM and are invited to attend the Vigil at 7PM at St. Monica Church, Geary at 23rd Ave. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 18, at 11.00 a.m. also at St. Monica Church. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077
Michael "Skip" T. Skipworth "Skip" Michael T. Skipworth passed away at his home on November 8, 2010. Michael was born on March 9, 1948 to Wilhelmena Skipworth in Providence, RI. Michael served a short term in the U.S. Army and moved to California in 1971. He had a restaurant business, was a shade tree mechanic, active churchgoer, and widely known as the BBQ cook at Poloni's. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Fran and Andy Winston of Lompoc; nieces Darlene Lomans and her husband Eddie of Virginia, Doreen Brown of Lompoc and Terri Owens of Lompoc; nephew Andy Winston III and his wife Jenny of Virginia; and numerous great-nieces, nephews and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his mother Wilhelmena Skipworth (Nana), brother Fredrick Skipworth, great niece Naomi Brown, nephew-in-law Alonzo Owens, and niece Patricia Gibson. A celebration of Michael's life will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 1p.m. until 5 p.m. Pot luck dishes are encouraged and welcomed. Cremation arrangementrs are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. www.starbucklind.com
Mike Lopez May 7, 1934 - November 11, 2010 Mike Lopez, 76, passed away on November 11, 2010. He was born in Bakersfield, CA on May 7, 1934 to Alberto Lopez and Josefina Barrera. He was the youngest of three boys and attended Lincoln Elementary, Bakersfield High School (BHS), Long Beach State and California State University of Bakersfield. In 1962 he met his wife Vickie at a Mother's Day celebration. He was living in Long Beach attending school and would come to Bakersfield every weekend to see her in hopes of getting a date. The rest is history. Mike was married to Vickie for 46 years and they had three children together, Helen, Tony and Eric. Dad and Mom had their own bookkeeping and income tax business, Atlas Tax Service, which has operated successfully for over 40 years. They worked long hours during income tax season but looked forward to reconnecting and laughing with their loyal clients and friends. Dad was always ready to help the Catholic Church in any way he could. He was a member of the St. Philip's chapter of the Knights of Columbus for 20 years and was also a member of the Moose Lodge. Dad loved to make weekly shopping trips to Costco and Sam's Club. He loved feeding his Chihuahuas the finest cuts of meat and McDonald's cheeseburgers. He also loved watching classic black and white movies. He will especially be missed by all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren whom enjoyed his sense of humor. Grandpa was known for re-telling the same funny stories and jokes that never got old. Grandpa adored his grandchildren and never said "no" to any of his grandkids. Grandpa was known for making them bacon for breakfast, taking them for rides and buying them toys. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; daughter, Helen Galicia and husband Gerry; sons, Tony and Eric Lopez. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfredo Lopez and wife Peggy; sisters-in-law, Rosie Ruiz, Jessie Rubio and husband Ruben; brother-in-law, Felix Delgado. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe. Viewing is Tuesday, Nov. 16th, at 4:00 p.m. Rosary to follow at 6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Southwest. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip The Apostle Church, 7100 Stockdale Hwy. Msgr. Ronald J. Swett will officiate the Rosary and Funeral. Dad and Grandpa will be dearly missed but loved and remembered by his family.
Mildred Laura Nave, Resident of San Mateo, Jan. 21, 1915-Nov. 11, 2010, Mildred Laura Nave passed peacefully at home at the age of 95. A native of Carrollton, Arkansas, from the age of two she was reared in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In the mid 1940's she moved to California and settled in San Mateo. A woman of great inner strength and spirit, she loved socializing with people and traveling. She touched many lives and will be deeply missed by all. She is preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Nave, her parents, Charles and Ruth Moore, and her brother, Dean Moore., Family and friends are invited to a visitation that will be held at the Lifemark Center, in the Portal Room on November 18, 2010, from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Lifemark Center is located next to Skylawn Cemetery - take Hwy 92 past Crystal Springs Reservoir approximately 1.8 miles and turning right on Lifemark Road, just before Skyline Blvd. Interment will be held at a later date.
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Gloria P. Murphy, 86 SAN MARCOS -- Gloria P. Murphy passed away on Friday, November 12, 2010. Gloria was born on April 4, 1924 .....
POWNALL, NIAMH Aug. 7, 1989 to Nov. 16, 2008 If tears could wash away our pain, We would not feel such hurt again, The heartbreak felt since you've been gone, We try to bear and carry on. You went away so suddenly, We did not say goodbye, But we can never be parted, Precious memories never die, So we'll have to be brave, And accept God's taken what first He gave. From your heartbroken Mam and Dad and brother David
NIESJE (NANCY) VAN DUYN JAN 22, 1917 - NOV 11, 2010 Nancy, a resident of Ripon passed away on Thursday at Merrill Gardens in Manteca at the age of 93. She was born on January 22, 1917 to Dirk & Johanna Hoogendoorn in Haastrecht, Netherlands. Nancy was a loving wife to her husband Jake for over 50 years. She was known for her crocheting and knitting skills. She was also known for her cooking and baking skills, family always looked forward to her baking her Dutch cookies during the holiday. She was a strong and determined woman who worked hard all of her life. Nancy is survived by her nephews Ray & his wife Linda Hoogendoorn of Hidden Valley Lake, Richard & his wife Becky Hoogendoorn of Ripon, and Mark & his wife Desiree Hoogendoorn of Manteca as well as many nephews and nieces in Holland & Europe. Nancy is also survived by her brother Karel Hoogendoorn of Manteca and her sisters Wilhelmina Hendriksen, Jacoba Barneveld and Jannie Visser all of the Netherlands. She is preceded in death by her husband Jacobus Van Duyn, her parents, and her siblings Johanna Van Bemmel, Marie Oosterling, Johan Hoogendoorn and Dirk Hoogendoorn all of the Netherlands. Nancy's visitation will be on Tuesday, November 16 from 4-7 pm at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel. Her Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 17 at 11 am at Calvary Reformed Church in Ripon, burial will be private for her family. There is an online guest book available for you to share your memories & condolences at, www.deeganfuneralchapels.com
MILLAND, Nada Service Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at Armstrong Family Mortuary.
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BRUSTIN, Natalie Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, passed away Monday, Nov. 8th, at the age of 91 due to complications resulting from a stroke. Natalie, a swimming teacher for over 65 years, was a friendly, genuine person with a great sense of humor and a real lover of life. She will be greatly missed by all. Private services will be held.
TORKELSON, OSCAR, AKA BILL GREEN, Dec. 9, 1917 to Nov. 7, 2010, Bill moved to San Diego in 1955. Previously, he sang with the Modernaires and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Bill Green Orchestra appeared at many prestigious SD events. He was on the Bob Dale Show; was Music Director at the Hotel Del Coronado, and the Del Mar Fair for over a decade. He and wife, Ruth, were members of Palisades Presbyterian Church. Ruth died in 2008. Bill is survived by his sister, Norma; daughter, Paula; son, Blue; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 16
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DENNIS -- Naomi Jewel Dennis, 86, of Tulare died Friday. She was a school bus driver and a bookkeeper. Visitation: noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 1 p.m. Thursday, Tulare District Cemetery.
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Senaida Martinez Lopez Services will be today for Senaida Martinez Lopez, who died Nov. 11 in Fresno after a brief illness.
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Isadore "Izzy" Smith, a longtime Sacramento baseball figure who played on early championship teams and with major league stars during World War II, died Sunday of complications from a stroke, his family said. He was 91. Isadore "Izzy" Smith
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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 "Patty" Barada March 9, 1920 – November 11, 2010 Patty Barada, beloved wife of Kenneth Barada, passed away peacefully at home on November 11, 2010. Born Harriet Patricia Cleveland in Berkeley at Alta Bates Hospital on March 9th, 1920, she grew up in the Berkeley/Kensington area and graduated from Richmond High School. She served as an overseas telephone operator in Oakland at the beginning of WWII when mutual friends introduced her to Kenney, a tall handsome young man from Nebraska. Patty's brother, William Cleveland, escorted her to San Jose, CA where she married Kenneth on May 29th, 1942. She then danced her wedding night away on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz to the music of a popular big band. Patty and Kenney remained in Oakland, CA for awhile before moving to Rosalie, Nebraska, Ken's hometown, where they farmed and started their family of three children. They returned to California in 1956 when they bought their home of 45 years in El Cerrito. She was an accomplished professional seamstress, and loved to dance, especially to the big bands of the 30's & 40's. Upon retirement Patty and Kenney enjoyed motor-home traveling through out North America. Patty especially enjoyed her travel experiences with Kenney in Europe. They moved to Redding a decade ago to be near their oldest daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gary Meurer. Patty was married to Kenny for 68 years and her family was her greatest joy. She was patient and caring. She was truly loved by her family and everyone who knew her, especially her husband Kenneth who said, "If everyone was as good as she, this would be a beautiful world." Patty is survived by her husband Kenneth Barada, sisters-in-law Althea Byers, Betty Updike, and Joanne Kubik, son John Barada, daughter Margaret Mathison, grandchildren Richard Gibbon, Tina Barcelona, Faith Gibbon, Donavan Kinyon, Kenny Kinyon, and six great-grandchildren. A memorial graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, Colusa and Fairmont Avenues. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, remembrances be in the form of donations in Patty's memory to Mercy Hospice of Redding, 1544 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Paul Stephen Krueger passed away on Nov. 9, 2010 in Ventura with his family by his side., He was born on April 4, 1950 in Long Beach. Paul was a 37-year Camarillo resident but had lived in other Southern California areas such as Upland, Ontario, and Los Alamitos. He graduated from Western High School in Anaheim. He worked for Southern California Edison Company for 12 years and then pursued his passion for computers by starting his own computer business where he built, maintained and repaired computers for clients all over Ventura County., He enjoyed riding his custom chopper, camping, shooting, music, playing pool on two APA teams and spending time with his numerous family and friends. He treasured most of all the time he spent with his daughters and grandchildren. Paul will be greatly missed by many friends, business associates and family., He is survived by daughter, Kristlle Krueger-Aguirre; daughter and son-in-law, Raquell Krueger-Denio and Jack Denio; sister, Julia Doerr; sister, Kathryn Welch; granddaughters, Alicia Krueger-Aguirre and Cheyanne Lois Denio; grandsons, Paul Krueger-Aguirre and Isaiah Krueger-Moya; uncle, Gilbert Krueger, and aunt, Marilyn Krueger; nephews, James Doerr, Jon Doerr, Adam Welch and Aaron Welch; niece, Jeanette Doerr; and nine great-nieces and nephews. Paul had a kind heart and loving spirit that touched many lives. He was always referred to as Uncle Paul by Denise Vola, Daniel Woolsey and Robyn Carpenter. He was an adopted Grandpa to many children., His love had no boundaries. He was married once to Karyn Richer and maintained 38 years of friendship with her. Karyn took care of him during his last days with us. He had found a second love toward the end of his life with Susan White. They enjoyed riding, playing pool and vacationing together., Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Chauncey Krueger; son-in-law, Stephen Aguirre; and brother-in-law, Steve Welch., Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, followed by a Celebration of Life at 285 Geneive Circle, Camarillo.
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Eunice "Jane" Pegram July 31, 1931 Nov. 11, 2010 Resident of Alameda Eunice "Jane" Pegram passed peacefully from this earth on November 11, at .....
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Peter Cubar Moises Passed away at the age of 98, on November 9, 2010. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Flora. He is survived by his loving son Jesse (Deneen) Moises and his cherished grandson Peter R. Moises. Peter came to America with his brothers in the 1930s and proudly served in the Navy during, . He worked for Pacific Telephone for 25 years, until he retired. Peter enjoyed his golden years doing home repairs, but his greatest joy was being a grandfather. Friends are invited to a memorial mass, Wednesday at St. Agnes Church, 1025 Masonic Ave, SF, 94117, at 11:00AM. Online condolences may be offered at www.vmpandco.com
Peter T. Andrade, 82, of Oxnard, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at St. John's Regional Medical Center following a long illness., He was born on Jan. 31, 1928 in East Los Angeles and had been a Ventura County resident for 72 years. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the agriculture industry for 30 years. Peter enjoyed watching TV game shows. He was an avid sports fan, especially for his Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Raiders. Peter had a unique sense of humor which we loved and will miss. He will be especially remembered as a devout Catholic as he attended mass daily., He is survived by sister, Sarah Andrade; nieces, Janet Crist and Gloria Diaz, Lina and Frankki Andrade and Jaci Rubio; nephews, Harry Crist, Frank, Nicholas, Jimmy, Anthony, Bobby Joe Andrade, Joey and Ralph Diaz; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews., Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 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.
Philip "Loaf" Lee May 24, 1926 - Nov. 16, 1995 Hard to believe it's been 15 years Love Mil, the kids, and grandkids.
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GOMEZ, RAMIREZ NATIVIDAD of San Diego 09/07/1924 - 11/09/2010 Direct Cremation (619) 281-8235
FOX, REBECCA E. of Poway Nov. 7, 1926 to Nov. 12, 2010 Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
Rita Regina Hoffman Passed away on November 6, 2010. Keaton's Mortuary in Charge of Arrangements.
Rocco G. Marzano was born on February 24, 1916 in Ohio. Son of Salvatore and Raffaela Marzano, he was the youngest of five. His parents and siblings preceded him in death. He attended Pitt University where he received his Bachelor's Degree. In 1941, while attending the University of Hawaii, Rocco was called to active military service in the U.S. Army and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A member of the famed 442nd infantry regiment with the 100th battalion, Major Rocco G. Marzano earned four, s serving in, before returning to Connellsville, PA. He married Marie Nicolina (Nickel) Pape, on July 27, 1946. They raised three sons. Rocco retired after a successful teaching career in San Diego City Schools. He is united with his late son, Phillip. Rocco is survived by his loving wife, Marie, their two sons, Samuel and David, their daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His kind, gentle spirit and generous heart will be dearly missed by many. A memorial service will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on November 23, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.
RENTERIA HERNANDEZ, ROSALVA of San Diego 10/12/1923 - 11/13/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619) 337-8100
GARCIA, RUBEN E. San Diego Dec. 14,1929 - Nov. 10, 2010 Thurs. Nov. 18, 2010 at 10 a.m. Salli Lynn Chapel Greenwood M. Park & Mortuary (619) 264-3131
BURGESS, RUTH S. San Diego 10/29/1926-11/7/2010 Service Tuesday 11/15 10;00am St. Peters By The Sea San Diego Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary 619-295-2177
Rachel Mae Krauss, 90, of Vacaville, died on Friday, Nov. 12, in Vacaville. She was born on Oct. 10, 1920, in New Philadelphia, Ohio., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral to follow Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Rafael passed away November 14, 2010, at the age of 92. He was born May 24, 1918 in Puerto Rico, and had been a longtime resident of Torrance. Mr. Merced is survived by his sons, Ralph (Nancy) Merced, Frank Merced, David (Melody) Merced; 5 grandchildren; and brother, Francisco (Hydee) Ojeda. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the mortuary chapel, with interment to follow in Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at
Ralph A. Sabatino , 97, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Wyndham Residence in Arroyo Grande. Ralph was born in Roseto, Pa., in 1912, one of ten children born to Anthony and Grace Sabatino. He served as a firefighter for thirty-two years at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and the El Toro Naval Air Station in Southern California. He and his wife moved to California in 1967 and lived in Downey, Tustin and Pismo Beach. In 2001 he moved to an apartment at Wyndham Residence and enjoyed the wonderful care of its staff. He learned water colors at the age of 90 and became quite prolific at it. Ralph is survived by daughter Grace Fabula, (Stephen) of Pismo Beach; grandson, Ralph Fabula, (Maria); and great-grandsons Christian, Benjamin, and Noah of Castle Rock, Colo.; granddaughter, Andrea Gamblin (Trent) of Ft. Stewart, Ga.; and great-grandson, Andrew; sisters, Ellen, Nettie, Evelyn (Camie) and Mildred; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Carmela; son Ralph Michael; sister Mary; and brothers, Matt, Tony, Louis and Domenic. Viewing will be from 3-6pm, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch Ave. in Grover Beach. Chapel service and burial 9am Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Forest Lawn Covina Hills, Calif. Donations may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St., Suite R, San Luis Obispo, 93401. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach
MORGULIS, Ralph Aug. 31, 1911-Nov. 12, 2010 Another cherished member of the Greatest Generation has passed at age 99. Ralph was born and raised in New York City where he attended Brooklyn College of Pharmacy. In 1936 he married Elizabeth Feinstein who was the light of his life for 63 years. They started their married life in NYC and in 1946 moved to Los Angeles where they owned and operated several drugstores. Always artistic, Ralph became an accomplished fine arts painter in his later years. He is survived by his daughter Anne Marie Faigin and son-in-law Tom, his son Dr. Jeffrey R. Morgulis and daughter-in-law Barbara, granddaughter Cecelia E. Faigin and grandson Nicolas P. Faigin. Ralph was blessed with a fine family and countless wonderful friends. His positive attitude and gentle ways will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 16th at 12 noon, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills 800-600-0076.
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Julio Ramirez, Sr. CARLSBAD -- Julio Ramirez, Sr., 91, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010 in a private residence. He was surrounded by his .....
A 50 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Sinaloa, Mexico, Raymundo was 84 when he died. He was a dedicated 25 year employee of the Lawndale Elementary School District. Raymundo enjoyed woodworking, gardening, playing pool, and family road trips. He was a volunteer at the Anderson Senior Center in Redondo Beach for several years. Raymundo is survived by his loving wife, Esther Rojas; daughters, Eileen and Lynn; sisters Sara, Panchita, and Berta; grandchildren, Raymond, Jessica, and Maryrose; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Bernardino and Sara Rojas and daughter, Christine Rojas. The service will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. A short viewing will take place from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. and be followed immediately by a mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. at the same church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Please sign the guest book at
Richard Brooks Hovey, 86, entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 7, at his home in Vacaville., He was born in Waltham, Mass., on Jan. 22, 1924., He was a retired lieutenant colonel for 20-plus years with the United States Army., Private burial services will be held in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Mass., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com, 455-7700.
1947 - 2010 Richard K. Allen, 63, of Shasta Lake passed away November 4, 2010 after a short illness. He was born August 26, 1947 in Bellingham, WA. Rich was a Vietnam Veteran and earned many medals. He is survived by his wife, Nita Allen, mother Marylene Allen and children Richard Allen of Redding and Lisa Burress of Santa Maria. He also leaves behind three sisters Nesta Larmour of Redding, Carol Moore of Petaluma and Kathleen Nolan of Cottonwood, seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Veterans Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. November 18. A Celebration of his life will follow at the American Legion Hall in Shasta Lake City.
Richard Tomishin Ouchi passed away peacefully on November 13, 2010. Richard was born on January 5, 1924 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. He graduated from McKinley High School, then served in the US Army, 442nd Regimental Combat Team during
Rita "Erica" Vigil, 32, of Hanford, California passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Fresno, California surrounded by her loving family. She loved her life as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend., Erica was born in Salinas, California on March 12, 1978 to Juan and Maria Gonzalez. Erica worked briefly for Midas and then worked for Natividad Hospital in medical records. She moved to Hanford, California in 2002. Erica met Alfonso Vigil Rivera in Salinas at the Sheriff Posse Grounds in 2002 and they married on August 9, 2003. To this union was born two beautiful daughters, Jisselle Leanna and Arianna Nicole whom she cherished. Erica loved dancing, making others laugh with her great sense of humor, shopping for her daughters, and spending time on Facebook communicating with her family and friends. Her family was most important to her and she looked forward to each of their times together. Erica was always put on a pedestal and was loved by all who knew her. She had an infectious smile that was contagious to those around her. She will be greatly missed., Erica leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Alfonso Vigil Rivera of Hanford, CA; two daughters, Jisselle (6) and Arianna (1 1/2), both of Hanford, CA; her parents, Juan and Maria Gonzalez of Hanford, CA; two brothers, Isaac Gonzalez and wife, Melissa of Solidad, CA and Juan Gonzalez and Christiana Tavares of Hanford, CA; one sister, Denise Gonzalez and Eric Barboza of Hanford, CA and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 3 - 8 p.m. with the Recitation of Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church of Hanford. There will be a second time of visitation on Monday, November 15, 2010 from 12 - 5 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel. Interment will be private., There will be a trust fund established for Jisselle and Arianna. Those interested in helping the Vigil family, please call Isaac Gonzalez at (831)774 6446., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
Robert (Bob) Owen was born Aug. 28, 1944, in Dahlgren, Ill. He passed away peacefully on Nov. 1 at home in Heron, Mont., with his family by his side., In 1963, he joined the United States Air Force, where he left as a sergeant in 1967. During his time in the Air Force he moved to California, where he made his home. Bob was a stubborn man and hated to lose. He was a race car driver for many years and cars were his passion in life. Bob worked at Chevron Research in Richmond, Calif., for 33 years before retiring in 2001. He and his wife of 10 years moved to Montana in 2008 to retire. They made their home here together with the animals Robert loved so dearly., Robert is survived by his loving wife, Janice Owen; sons, Michael, Christopher (Steven) Owen; their mother, Dolores, and Ron Peppers; daughters, Tiffany (Gerald) Torrey, and Brittany Shepherd; grandchildren, Katie Owen, Christopher Owen and Colton Torrey; along with several step-grandchildren. Bob also survived by his dogs and lots of friends and family., Mr. Owen was preceded in death by his mother, Vynella; father, Roy; sister, Laura Mae; and his dog, Max., Friends and Family are invited to attend services Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, Calif.,
Passed away on October 26, 2010 of sudden cardiac arrest. He was born December 24, 1929 to Robert and Jean Russell of Oakland, Ca. He grew up in Oakland, graduating from Oakland High School, with a life long appreciation of history and art. He joined the Marine Corp November 1951, served in Korea and was honorably discharged October 1954. That is when he moved to Santa Rosa and began working at Sonoma State Hospital. He stayed for 35 years. He is survived by seven cousins who will love him forever, but his real family were the people he worked with, his fellow antiques collectors, swim club friends and most of all, his wonderful neighbors. Bob devoted his whole life to helping others, never asking for anything for himself. He lived simple and died simple. In honor of Bob's wishes there will be no services, however anyone who ever met him is aware of his love of animals and generous support of Animal Protection. Donations to the following agencies in Bob's name will be greatly appreciated. Humane Society of Sonoma County 5345 Hwy 12, Santa Rosa, Ca., Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue 403 Meacham Rd, Petaluma, Ca., Bird Rescue Center 3430 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa, Ca., Pets Lifeline 19686 8th St. East, Sonoma, Ca., Change Program (Horses) P.O. Box 64, Vineburg, Ca. and Countryside Rescue 3410 Guerneville Rd. Santa Rosa, Ca.
Robert O. Anderson, 8/13/1929 - 12/13/2010, Robert O. Anderson died peacefully at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Roseville, California on Saturday, November 13, 2010. He was 81., Born to Joseph O. and Catherine A. Anderson in Sacramento, California on August 13, 1929, Bob spent his early years in and around Edmonton, Alberta, his grandparent's ranch in Antelope, California and in Auburn, California, where he graduated from Placer High School in 1947., Bob met Mercedes Mannion during his senior year at Placer High School. They were married two years later on October 16, 1949 in Reno, Nevada., He attended Placer College in Auburn and Sacramento State College and became an elementary school teacher. After a short assignment at the Eureka Union School, he went on to teach for some 35 years at Dry Creek Elementary School. There "Mr. A." served as a seventh and eighth grade teacher, principal and superintendent of the Dry Creek Elementary School District., In addition, Bob spent 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he achieved the rank of command sergeant major., Bob loved flying. Early on he often flew with his father in a two-seater to go hunting in Montana. He didn't have the time or money to continue his avocation when his children were young, but by the early 1960s Bob was able to acquire a plane and take up flying again. He flew his friends and family to the California coast, remote parts of Idaho, Alaska, Mexico and across the country. He also participated in search missions for the Civil Air Patrol and flew commercially in the Sacramento area., Bob is survived by his wife Mercy and his children John and wife Hyo of Shalimar, Florida, Rick and wife Suzanne of Roseville, California, and Janet McElroy and husband Fred of Gualala, California. He has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Rex., A Memorial Service will be held at the Lambert Funeral Home at 400 Douglas Boulevard in Roseville at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010. A reception will follow at the Anderson home in Roseville.
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., 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 on Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Midway Road), Dixon., Donations in Bob's memory may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95616. Arrangements are by Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189, www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
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Rodolfo (Rudy) Rubio October 8, 1944 - November 6, 2010 Rudy Rubio, proud resident of Rough and Ready, died peacefully at home on Saturday morning, November 6. He was born to Maria Romero and Jose B. Rubio in El Paso, Texas, the youngest of eight children. After a challenging adolescence, Rudy earned his G.E.D. and then attended West Valley Community College where he was inspired by teachers and founded an ex-offender program. He earned a scholarship to U.C. Berkeley, from which he graduated with honors. He later earned a Master's Degree is Social Work from California State University at Sacramento. He worked as a painter, an employment counselor, helped form a food cooperative, served as Executive Director of Volunteers in Parole, which matches mentor attorneys with parolees to help prevent re-offending, and worked many years in the Conditional Release Program monitoring and counseling mentally ill felons to assist in their reintegration into the community. He is survived by his brother, Sabino, of Oxnard, and his sisters, Martha Garcia of Chula Vista, Soledad Castro of Tacoma, Washington and Maria Elena Alonso, of Browns Mill, New Jersey. Preceding him were his brothers, Soledad, Roberto and Ruperto. His immediately family includes his wife and companion of 32 years, Cindy Parker, and his four children: Ben of San Francisco, Neomi of El Cajon, Nacho of El Cajon and Sabino of LaMesa, six grandchildren, 1 great- grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Rudy loved reading, discussing philosophy and theology, gardening, cooking and eating. He gradually collected a menagerie of farm animals as pets. Many people will remember Rudy's sense of humor, his ability to find something in common with anyone, and his gift for living life to the fullest. In 2005, he was diagnosed with a rare Parkinsonian-like disorder, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, which he battled for five years with tenacity and dignity. A memorial gathering will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945 or Cure PSP at, . Send Condolences to
TAKEDA, Roy Akira Roy Akira Takeda passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 31 with family and caregivers at his side. Eldest of three sons, he is predeceased by brother, Isamu and parents, Shichizo and Tama Takeda. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; daughter, Patricia Ann Takeda, MD; son, Dean Takeda; brother, Teruaki (Amy) Takeda, DDS. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Roy's education was fulfilled in both the US and in Japan. He enjoyed a full life, especially during his senior years assisting his brother-in-law, George Kanegai of West L.A. Travel with organizing group tours where he got to travel to various parts of the world. He loved sports, especially the N.Y. Yankees. Private Memorial Service was held on Sat., Nov. 13, 2010. at West Los Angeles United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Gary Oba. Family kindly requests that any memorial donation can be made in Roy's name to: West L.A. United Methodist Church, 1913 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 or to your organization of choice. www.Fukuimortuary.com Fukui Mortuary Directors (213) 626-0441
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1948 - 2010 Ruth Ann Hoheisel, age 62 of Redding. born June 4, 1948 passed away on November 8, 2010 in Redding CA. She is survived by two sons, Russell Mix of Sacramento and Ryan Mix of Oklahoma, grandmother of 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She is preceded in death by her beloved father and mother Keith and Patsey Correll, brother Jimmy and grandparents, CT and Sylvia Jeter. Ruth Ann resided in Redding most of her life where she was a office manager for a local truck sales company for some 17. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday December 3, at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626)
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Ida Viola Schmierer, a long-time resident of Lodi, passed away on November 11, 2010, in Lodi at the age of 96. Mrs. Schmierer was born .....
Sitkoff, Seymour 1/27/26 - 11/23/09 In loving memory to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. We miss you deeply but feel your presence every day. Your joy for life and family will always be an inspiration to us. Love you forever. Wife Frances, daughters Linda, Betsy(Jon), Nancy(Don), grandchildren Brian(Nicole), Shaun, Melissa, Brooke, Meghan, Brent and brother Irwin(Sandy).
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Shirley Louise Harwood died peacefully in her home on Nov. 5, 2010., She was born on Jan. 22, 1922 in New York City, daughter of Floyd H. Viets and Susan A. (Thompson) Viets, and sister to Vaughn, Ivan and Marjorie. Her happy childhood was spent in New York, California and Arroya, Peru. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Occidental College in 1943. Later, after additional studies, she established her own business in cytology. She was an excellent mother, gourmet cook, avid reader and world traveler., Shirley was preceded in death by her husbands, Dale N. Dunlap, James R. Scales and her beloved C. Edwin Harwood., She is survived by her daughters, Hazel, Laurie Dunning and husband Steve, and grandchildren, Ian and Megan., A private celebration of her life is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
Passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa at the age of 77 surrounded by members of her huge, loving family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, Dale Beltz Sr. (1985) and George Zeni (1999) and by her brother Leonard Mc Millen (1988). She is survived by sister-in-law, Karen Mc Millen. Wonderful mother to Dale Beltz Jr. (Sandy), Therese Zettler (Leroy Zettler, deceased), Ralph Beltz (Kathleen), and Ron Beltz (Linda). Endeared grandmother and great-grandmother of twenty-eight (and growing) children, as she would so often proudly remind anyone within earshot. Her roots grew deep on the Northern California coast. Shirley was born and raised in Pt. Arena, the daughter of grocers Ralph and Sadie Mc Millen. Many of her childhood friends remained her closest friends for life. She met Coast Guardsman Dale Beltz Sr. while attending Pt. Arena High School and working in the family-owned Mc Millen's General Merchandise. They married in 1951 and lived in Cape May, New Jersey, for one year. They then moved to Belmont for 18 years before returning to Pt. Arena to run the Pt. Arena General Store. They moved to Calistoga in 1978. Shirley and Dale were married for 33 years until Dale's passing in 1985. She married George Zeni in 1988 and then proceeded to greatly enjoy the "fruits of the land" with him at the Zeni Ranch until he also passed. His children are John Zeni (Bonnie), Linda Anderson (Butch), and Raymond Zeni (Jane). Shirley returned to Point Arena for her final years. Blessed with the gift of relating to small children, she was instrumental in the Montessori School of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA in the 60's. She was the founding member of the Pt. Arena Little School, then later a founder of the North Napa Montessori School. She was a partner at the Alice Jeanette and My School in Calistoga and went on to become the director of the Calistoga Children's Center. Music was a passion of Shirley's from a young age and she shared her gift unselfishly throughout her lifetime, playing the piano or accordion for hundreds of weddings and many other events. She was the pianist at both Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Calistoga and the St. Aloysius Church in Pt. Arena for many years. She was a member of the North Coast Senior Center and loved their monthly spaghetti dinners. Shirley was an avid supporter of the lighthouse in Pt. Arena, serving as a board member, and often considered as the area's unofficial historian. She was also a member of the Druids. She enjoyed a good Scrabble game or Pedro card game. Lucky to the extreme, she relished playing BINGO and pulling the "one armed bandits" . She knew most of the answers on her favorite daily TV show, Jeopardy. She loved life, her family, children of all ages, music, coastal history, and laughter. She was a spiritual woman who cherished the mostly forgotten, simpler way of life that is found on the North Coast. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at St Aloysius Church in Pt. Arena at 1:00 p.m. A reception following the service will be held at the Trinity Hall adjacent to the church. Donations can be made to: St. Aloysius Catholic Church, South Coast Senior Center, Pt. Arena Lighthouse, The Pt. Arena Druids.
Crandon, Stanley December 1927 - October 2010 Stanley Crandon passed away in Newport Beach, CA on October 20, 2010. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughter Meredith, 7 step-children, many nieces, nephews, and 2 grandchildren. Stan worked for the US Navy as a Civil Servant for over 30 years. He played golf and was a member of the Newport Beach Country Club for many years. He loved classical music and was an active member of the Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar. A brilliant bridge player, he obtained the level of Silver Life Master. He loved to travel and managed to visit over 30 different countries and walk on every continent during his lifetime. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
CORNELIUS, Stanley Robert Born in Spokane, WA on November 24, 1919, Mr. Cornelius served as a B-17 pilot in World War II, graduated with a B.A. degree in Business and Economics from the University of Washington, and worked for The Boeing Company and Rockwell International. A long time resident of Los Angeles - the Ravenswood Apartments and later Park LaBrea - Mr. Cornelius, who died on October 16, is survived by his nephew, Larry Cornelius, and niece, Ellen Cornelius, of Spokane, and his nephew, Stanley Rutherford, of Sonoma County, CA.
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Dalmont, Susan Christine November 30, 1948 - October 11, 2010 Susan Christine Dalmont, known to many as Heather, passed away on Oct. 11, 2010. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the home of Terry Spelth, 4325 Victoria Park Drive, L.A. All are welcome to come and share their memories. RSVP to Terry at 213/241-9964 or Nancy at 505/795-2750 by Nov. 18.
Wilson-Carroll, Susan "Susie" Elaine Tanguay, 60, of Roggen, Colorado died in a tragic car accident on November 8, 2010. Wife of Mark Carroll and Mother of Jerry, Diana and Kristy Wilson; sister of Linda Olson, Tom and Albert Tanguay. Aunt Susie was beloved by nieces, nephews and anyone who encountered her. Born in Kansas, raised in Colorado, moved to California in 1967, and returned to Colorado in 1989. Breeder of Hapi-Dal Dalmatians for over 40 years. Services were held at Crossroads Church 10451 Huron Street Northglenn, CO 80234 on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 11:00 am. www.HoranCares. com. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the
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Sylvestre "Sly" Rodriguez, Sylvestre "Sly" Rodriguez passed away surrounded by his family and loved ones on November 11, 2010. He was born on March 6, 1966 to Julia and Jesus Rodriguez in Santa Maria, California. He attended elementary and junior high schools in Guadalupe and later Righetti High School where he was a member of the Marimba Band and Ballet Folklorico. He was also on the wrestling team and was a student worker at Righetti's Sword and Shield Restaurant. While still in high school he worked part time at the Basque House in Guadalupe where he was inspired to one day open his own restaurant. After graduating from high school in 1984 he moved to Santa Barbara to pursue this dream and enrolled in Santa Barbara City College where he studied Culinary Art and Hotel-Restaurant Management. While completing his studies he worked at State and A Restaurant where he quickly worked his way up to management. He was the first in his family to pursue a college degree and his siblings tried to help him financially; he refused to cash their checks choosing instead to challenge himself to make it on his own., After earning his degree in 1987, he was offered a promotion to General Manager of the Hudson's Grill Restaurant in Irvine, California. Under his direction, the once struggling restaurant thrived again in less than a year's time. This success led to the opportunity to return to his hometown as General Manager and Partner of a new Hudson's Grill location in Santa Maria. He oversaw every detail of Hudson's from its construction to hiring and training new staff. At the young age of 22 he had achieved his childhood dream and applied the same determination and enthusiasm to operating his new restaurant as he had to his studies. He was often seen in the kitchen making sure every order was flawlessly prepared and making rounds from table to table checking in with patrons. His hard work paid off and Hudson's Grill quickly became a success and the place to be. Hudson's was known for its curly fries, Cinco de Mayo festivities and the red Hudson convertible which had "crashed" through the kitchen wall. By 1998 he bought out his partners and became the sole owner; his dream had officially been achieved., He shared his success with countless community programs and charities. He regularly supported local organizations like the Righetti High School Marimba Band and Ballet Folklorico, and numerous local schools. He was an active member of many organizations including The Boys and Girls Club, the Kiwanis Club, The Elk's Mutton Bustin', Optimist Club, and most recently the Righetti Boosters Club., In 1991 he married Lourdes Espinoza. They welcomed their son Julian in 1994; a much anticipated addition to their family. Sly enjoyed attending and supporting Julian's multiple sports activities. They shared a love for the Los Angeles Dodgers and often attended baseball games together. Julian was his pride and joy and Sly never missed an opportunity to share his son's accomplishments with his friends and family., Sly was also an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and enjoyed teasing his brother David when they beat the Boston Celtics. He loved listening and singing to Mariachi music, especially to Vicente Fernandez songs, and often dressed in the traditional Mexican "charro" attire when performing at various events. He never failed to make his way to the dance floor at every social gathering and frequently was the last one to tire. He often barbecued for family events and liked to introduce us to new and different foods., His family fondly remembers his enthusiasm and passion for life. He commanded the attention of the entire room as he shared his stories in his usual animated fashion. He organized games for his nieces and nephews like potato sack races, musical chairs, and "Simon says." He taught them how to dance, played practical jokes on them, and never missed an opportunity to shower them with praise and words of encouragement. The eldest of his nieces and nephews knew him as "Tio Tete" and as children often followed him around vying for his attention, which he gave to them freely., We'll never forget the kindness with which he treated everyone he encountered, the energy and zest with which he approached everything he did, and the hard work he employed towards pursuing his goals., He was preceded in death by his father Jesus T. Rodriguez, grandfather Natividad Solis, brother in law Hector Ramirez, and niece Beatriz Ortiz., He is survived by his son Julian; his mother Julia; his grandmother Francis Solis; his brothers and sisters Salvador, Beatriz, Maria, Jesse, Diana, David, Raul, Rosalinda, and Felisa, and their respective spouses; his previous spouse Lourdes; 22 nieces and nephews; 28 grand nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles., Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Tuesday November 16th at 5:00 pm followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 am followed by interment at the Guadalupe Cemetery., Our family would like to extend special thanks to the Guadalupe Fire and Police departments for their assistance and for giving us an opportunity to say our final good-bye; and to Marian Hospital staff for their understanding and accommodations., Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary.
MR. SYLVESTRE RODRIGUEZ, age 44, resident of Guadalupe, passed Away November 11, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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PETERSON, TYLER D. of Poway Dec. 11, 1992 - November 10, 2010 Funeral Service 11/16 at 11 a.m. Living Way Church, Poway Poway-Bernardo Mortuary 858-748-4101
Thelma Mae Collins October 2, 1918 - November 10, 2010 Thelma Mae Collins, "Grandma Mae", 92, our beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Caretaker to all, has moved to Heaven to join her family. She is survived by daughter, Francis Holt, son-in-law John Holt; brother, Gene Todd; and too many grandchildren and great grandchildren to list. Thelma was born in Fulton County Camp, Arkansas. She came to Kern County in 1934 and married Fred Collins on August 6, 1936. "Fred and Mae", as they were known to others, had two beautiful girls, Vera and Francis. Fred and Mae were very successful business owners in Bakersfield. They owned "Fred and Mae's Cafe" on Edison Hwy., several grocery stores, and a cafe they co-owned with brother, Gene Todd. Mae was very known for her kindness and generosity for others. She always made sure no one went hungry. She truly was that "One in a Million"! She retired in the early 1970's and lost her husband suddenly. She continued to care for her elderly parents until they passed. She lived next door to her daughter Vera, and cared for her through her nine year struggle with Alzeimhers. Vera passed in 2007, and Mae moved to Missouri to live with her brother Gene in 2008. He would drive her to visit every year, and just last spring she was still dancing and enjoying life. She became suddenly sick with cancer and returned to Phoenix to be cared for by her daughter Francis and son-in-law John Holt. God took her gracefully within 3 weeks of being diagnosed. She is so loved, and will be always be remembered for her true unconditional love and devotion to her family and friends. She also was a dedicated member of Church Of Christ Riverview. Viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 18th, from 3-8 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary, with a Graveside service on Friday, Nov. 19th, at noon, also at Hillcrest. After services all family and friends are invited to join us at the Langston home, call 477-9944 for directions.
Theodore Charles Wichman was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Carlton, N.Y., and passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2010. He spent his childhood years in Newfane, N.Y. He enlisted in the Navy and served on the aircraft carrier USS John Hancock during World War II. He arrived in California in 1947 where he met Marjorie, his wife of 61 years. They were married in 1949 and moved to Ojai in 1950. Ted worked for Shell Oil Company in Ventura as a gas plant operator for 29 years, retiring in 1977. When asked if he attended college, Ted would answer, "Yes, for 3 days.", While college was not his calling, mechanics certainly was. He had a passion for repairing and tinkering with anything from toasters to airplanes., Ted is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Greg Stafford; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Michael Werner; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. He also leaves behind a sister, Julie Wichman Perdue., A family memorial service was held on November 10 at the Ojai United Methodist Church.
THERESA ANN COSTELLO May 2, 1965 ~ November 2, 2010 A Memorial Service will be held on December 5, 2010 at Grove Community Church from 3-7pm, 19900 Grove Community Dr., Riverside, CA 92508 In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or Grove Community Church.
Meza, Thomas Isidro June 25, 1981 - October 31, 2010 Thomas Isidro Meza, Jr. - Born June 25, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA passed away October 31, 2010 in Inglewood, CA surrounded by his family. Junior was a beloved son and brother and devoted husband and father. He was preceded in death by his father Tommy, Sr. He is survived by his wife Christina, daughters Angelica, Aleah, Audrey, Alyssa, son Thomas, Jr., step children - Analisa, Amanda, Adriana, Daniel; his mother Norma, step-father Albert; sister Christina, her husband Michael, nephews Mikie and Andrew; sister Gabriella, nephews Bun, Jacob, niece Baby Mia; his brothers Timothy and Martin; step-grandmother Rusty, step-sisters Tara, Lori, Kari, Janel, step-brother Albert Jr. and countless extended family and friends. In life, Junior was loved by many for his kindness and the caring person he was. He had the biggest heart towards all he knew. He was God's gift from heaven. His devotion and love for his family will live on in our hearts. Visitation services and rosary will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA., Thurs. Nov. 18 6 to 9 pm - Vigil at 7 pm. Funeral services will occur at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hawthorne, Fri. Nov. 19 at 11:00 am; burial ceremony will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.
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Twila Jean Ogletree 1936-2010 Twila Jean Ogletree passed away October 19th 2010 after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, V.G. "Gar" Ogletree; her daughter, Denise and husband, David Jeans, of Eugene, Oregon; her son, Darrin Ogletree and wife, Sandy of Winters, California; Granddaughters: Katy Whisler-Jeans of Stockton, CA and Shawna Jeans Longworth and husband Timothy of Springfield OR; Grandsons: Doug Wendland and wife Erica of Sacramento CA, and Dan Wendland and wife Jayita of Santa Fe, NM. Twila has 4 great- grandchildren: Owen and Ella Wendland of Sacramento CA and Bryce Winz and Sophia Longworth of Springfield, Oregon. Twila is also survived by her mother, Ruth Hoselton; and sister, Betty McClain; both of Yuba City, CA. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Ogletree; her father, Orbie Hoselton; and her sister Ruthie Riano. After 29 years in banking, the last 18 for First Northern Bank of Dixon, Twila retired with her husband Gar to the Mendocino Coast. She was an active member and past president of Soroptimist in both Davis and Fort Bragg. She was also an active volunteer for the Mendocino Coast Hospital Auxiliary. She loved her volunteer work and found hours of joy knitting and donating her baby sweater sets, complete with hats and booties for the Hospital Gift Shop. Twila was most proud of her familyâ€¦and her family most proud of her. Twila's family is honoring her request for no services. Her family suggests, in lieu of flowers, in honor of her selflessness, and in celebration of Twila's loving and giving spirit, please consider making a donation of time or gift to the Mendocino Hospital Auxiliary, Hospice or the . Send Condolences at
UDD, Kittie Sue August 28, 1942 - November 10, 2010 Kittie was born in Los Angeles, California on August 28th, 1942, to Tim Owens and Dolona Dunn. Her parents divorced while Kittie was very young and the most influential person in her early childhood development was her beloved grandmother, Jennie Dunn, who taught her how to live her life with grace and dignity. Kittie was educated in Catholic schools in Oxnard,
IN LOVING MEMORY VIRGINIA PARRAL 8/12/1954-11/16/2003 It\'s been seven years since you were taken, and you are still never far from our thoughts, and never from our hearts. We love you and miss you. Your memory is our keepsake with which will never part. God has you in his keeping, and we have you in our hearts. Love you always, Your sisters Mary & Grace
VISEL, Nelson Lash Was a good man. On Nov. 7th, 20 10 he fell asleep in death. He was born Jan. 13, 1934 in Santa Ana, CA. to Nelson and Holly Lash Visel.
Valdora Mae Robinson, 85, of Vacaville, passed away on the morning of Nov. 9, at her home., She was born in Lisbon, N.Y., on Nov. 4, 1925., Friends of Valdora are invited to a reception on Friday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 202 Bald Eagle Drive, Vacaville., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to offset funeral expenses., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel .com.,
THOMPSON, Valerie E. was born April 3, 1917, in Marshall Town, Iowa. Memorial services were held in Fullerton, on Nov. 13, 2010. She is survived by her son, James Thompson, daughter, Cindy Wright, grandchildren, Derek Wright and Brett Hilary Peralta, and great-grandchildren, Kayla and Cole Wright. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, CA.
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Venancio Almara DeGuzman, 87, of Fairfield, died on Thursday, Nov. 11. Born May 18, 1923., Private family services will be held. Arrangement by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com,
Mr. Medina was born on July 12, 1928. It's with great sadness that the family announces his passing on Sunday, November 7, 2010. He was a longshore member of the Local 13 ILWU for 48 years. He is survived by his wife, Emma Medina; his children, sons, Vincent Medina (deceased) and his wife Irene, Ricky (Mercy) Medina, Mario Medina (deceased) and wife, Sally, John (Lisa) Medina, Jamie (DeAnne) Medina, and Robert (Jennie) Medina; daughters, Yolanda (John) Hanamaikai, and Julie Medina; step children, sons, Donald Legg and Robert Legg; and daughter, Lianea Legg-Beattie. He was also survived by many grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; and many more family members and friends. Memorial services will be held at 10am on Friday, November 19, 2010 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 25511 Eshelman Ave., Lomita, CA 90717. Vincent will be greatly missed.
October 13, 1931 ~ November 14, 2010 William Robert Terrill of Atwater died Sunday November 14th at home with his family by his side. He was 79 years old. William was born on October 13, 1931 in Montana, Arkansas to William Nathan and Eva Emmaline Terrill. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother Eva, his father Nathan, his brother Paul and his sisters Bernice Prunty and Cathern "Cat" Dodson. His brothers and sisters who survive him are an important part of his life because he never forgot his Arkansas roots. Max Terrill of Bernie Missouri, David Terrill of Malden Missouri, Eva Jean Cravens of Parma Missouri, Bertha (Boots) Skidgel of Bernie Missouri and Tommy Terrill of Arkansas. William is also survived by his devoted, understanding and loving wife of over 54 years Violet Terrill. His son Walter Terrill along with his wife Claudia, his daughter Pamela Torresani, Roberta Sandoval and her husband Richard Sandoval, his daughter Teresa Romeo and her husband and his son-in-law for nearly 30 years Mark Romeo. The light in his eyes and his joy for over 32 years are his grandchildren; Carla Moncrief, Nathan William Terrill, Michael William Boyle, Melissa Terrill, Andy and Victoria Dai, Layne William Romeo, Shane Terrill, Angelina Romeo and Alexandra Sandoval and his great grandchild Destiny Terrill. He served his country honorably for over twenty two years in the United States Air Force. During that time he served in the conflicts in Viet Nam and Korea. As a very young recruit fresh from Montana, Arkansas he served in Europe and later returned to be stationed in England and Germany with his family. William was a lifetime fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. His other hobbies include wood-working, working on cars and fishing. To all that knew and loved him he was "larger than life" and we thought he was invincible. Cancer proved us wrong: however he fought this disease long and hard and with dignity to his last breath. His absence from our lives will be immensely felt every day, but he will live on in our hearts and our memories forever. Visitation will be held at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 2 pm until 7 pm. Services will be officiated by Larry Bartley of Merced Church of Christ at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral home at 11 am, on Friday, November 19, 2010. Followed by burial at Merced District Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Atwater Medical Clinic for their care and concern. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
Wanda Fay Faria, 88, of Ventura, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 in her home after a lengthy illness., Wanda was born to Otis and Myrtle Doran of Chismville, Ark., on Aug. 30, 1922. At the age of three her family moved to Ventura where she was raised, educated and ultimately met the love of her life, Frank Faria. After completing Ventura High School, a year later they married. At the time of Frank's death in 1993, they had shared 56 years of marriage together. Within the first five years of their marriage, their only child Linda was born, World War II started and Frank joined the army, while Wanda took a job at the P & H Market then later at Ashton's Market., As daughter Linda was graduating from high school, Wanda, decided she would return to school to get a nursing degree. She spent nearly 10 years working as an LVN first in local skilled nursing facilities then at the Ventura General Hospital, where she completed her internship. Upon Frank's retirement, he encouraged Wanda to join him so they could more actively participate in activities of the Elk's Lodge that they so enjoyed, such as fish fry's, campouts, bingo and holiday gatherings., In addition, Wanda was an active member in the women's "Emblem Club" and their fundraising for needy causes. Wanda also enjoyed annual trips to Oregon to visit her daughter and traveled throughout the United States and Europe. She was an excellent homemaker who enjoyed entertaining family and friends and was a true-blue, die-hard Dodger fan who never missed following their season. Her many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness will be missed., Wanda is survived by her daughter, Linda; brothers, James "Jay" and Thomas "Tommy" Doran; her sister-in-law, Carmen Doran; nieces, Darleen (Robert), Kathy, Roberta and Jeanine (Russell); nephews, Jeff, James and Jack; great-nieces, Carla, Elvira (Bradley), Adriana; great-nephews, Dennis, Dale, Jeremy, Ernest Jr., Brendan and Patrick; as well as, the great-aunts and cousins so special to her, who remain in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and Florida., Wanda is preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and nephew, Ernest Sr., It is suggested that those who desire to make a memorial gift send it to Ventura County Community Foundation in the name of the Faria Family Foundation, which for more than 25 years has supported numerous local charities and organizations or to a charity of choice., With much gratitude, a special thank you goes to Marcia, her dear friend and longstanding caregiver, as well as Assisted Home Care staff Rachel and Nunila; Assisted Home Hospice staff Rosemary and Shana for their compassionate care., Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, with The Reverend Dan Hull officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Wanda Novia (Parker) Yudicsak 1920 - 2010 Wanda Yudicsak was born July 16, 1920 in San Marcial, New Mexico to Thomas Noel Parker and Anna Dell (Hayes) Parker. The family moved to Redding in 1924, where Wanda was to live the rest of her life. She married Glen Yudicsak in 1945 and they had one child, Lee Jean. Gus passed away in 1978. Wanda is survived by her daughter Lee Anderson and son-in-law Bob. Wanda attended local schools and graduated from Shasta High in 1939. She was a Teacher's Aid for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Unit of Mistletoe School. Wanda enjoyed seeing the light in the eyes of her former students when they would meet years later. Wanda continued to practice American Sign Language all her life. She remembered fondly of playing in Market Street and the cemetery when she was a young girl and Redding was a small town of 3,000 people. Wanda met very few strangers and enjoyed an active life to the very end. She and Gus belonged to the Eskimo Ski Club and the Redding Golf Course. She spent many happy days playing golf. She loved spending summers in Crescent City (away from the Redding heat) and enjoyed her annual trip (30+ years) to Kona, Hawaii with her daughter Lee. She like to hike the Sundial Bridge after it was completed. And she was known to enjoy a martini (or two) before dinner at Jack's Steakhouse or Doc Cleary's Hilltop Restaurant. Wanda died peacefully at Shasta Regional Medical Center with her loving daughter and son-in-law at her side on November 9, 2010 with her tiara on. She will be remembered as vibrant, bright eyed, kind and friendly. Family and friends are invited to share an adult beverage and hors d'oeuvres in celebration of Wanda's life at the Redding Elk's Club, Thursday, December 9 from 4: to 6:30 pm. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Wayne Murray passed away November 4 at the age of 97. He was the second child of six, born to Lucy and Clarence Murray on February 5, 1913 in Douglas County Missouri. Wayne came with his family to the Delano/Earlimart area during the Great Depression years of the 1930s. He worked in the oil fields in Bakersfield and began farming in Tulare County. Wayne met the love of his life Virginia Drake of Oklahoma City, when she was visiting relatives in Earlimart. A few years later he traveled to Oklahoma City married her and brought her to the Corcoran area where he was farming. Together they raised three children and spent 72 wonderful years together. Wayne continued to successfully farm and raise cattle on the Corcoran ranch and also farm the Tulare Lake bottom. He is one of the last of the old time Lake farmers and had much history to tell of that era. He was highly regarded for his innovative farming techniques and was recognized as outstanding farmer of the year in Kings and Tulare counties. In 1972 he left the ranch to his sons to farm and moved to Tulare where he began a second career in real estate appraisal. Owning and racing quarter horses was also a love of his and he had many winners at the track. He was a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He worked into his nineties, driving a tractor whenever he was needed to move dirt or smooth a road., Wayne had many interests and was active in lots of organizations: he was an early member of the Kings County Sheriffs Posse, served on the Lower Tule River Irrigation District Board, the Westside Union School board, he was a Corcoran Little League coach and supporter, faithful member of the Methodist Church., He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Virginia, sisters Jewel, Elaine, Ethel, Doris and a brother Donald., He is survived by his sons, Michael Murray and wife Brenda, Bob Murray and wife Katie; daughter, Susan Ball and husband W. Clyde Ball, M.D.; grandchildren, Michelle Lewis and husband Tony, Kelly Reis and husband Troy, Melissa Schroder and husband Jim, Marty Murray, Rob Murray and wife Nancy, Erin Pittock and husband Troy, Maggie Murray, Christina Wadsworth and husband Chad, Caroline Avitia and husband Tyron. Great-grandchildren, Anthony Borges, Micaela Lewis, Travis, Tyler and Reilly Reis, Sydney, McKenna, Isabella and Maleigha Schroder, Jillian and Jordan Murray, Lauren Pittock, Sam and Luke Wadsworth, Trenton and Alexis Avitia., A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Kings Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their excellent care of our father., Services will be private.
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WILLI B. KUTZ Our much loved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Opa, Uncle and friend to all passed away on November 9, 2010 after an injury. Willi was born on July 3, 1930 in Duisburg, Germany and came to the United States in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He was preceded in death by his first wife Eleonore Kutz. Willi retired from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station in 1994. Willi is survived by his wife, Lieselotte; his children: Karen Hudson, Silvia Kutz, Monica (Walt) Bagnara, Dieter (Dawnne) Kutz, Mike (Cindy) Muertter, Susi Chambers, Heidi (Jason) Marsh. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren. Willi leaves behind many relatives in Germany, including his sister, Maria Altmiks and brother, Horst Kutz. Funeral services will be held on November 22nd beginning at Noon, First Congregational Church of Perris, 100 North A Street with burial following at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to the church in memory of Willi.
William A. Hansen, 95, of Redding died Monday at Oakdale Heights Assisted Living in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
William F. Frost Native of San Francisco Returned to God November 12, 2010, surrounded by family. Born in San Francisco Feb. 15, 1923, son of the late Solomon J. and Mary Keating Frost, dear husband of the late Barbara Frost, loving father of Evelyn Thompson, Sheila Shener, Mary Sweeney, and Barbara Galvin, Raymond Frost, Liam Frost, Brendan Frost and the late Brian Frost, cherished brother of Thomas Frost and the late John Frost, Patrick Frost and Marian Ercolini, loving father in law of Tom Thompson, Jim Sweeney, Nick Shener, Dennis Galvin, Liany Frost, and Robin Hubinsky. Cherished brother-in- law and devoted uncle of the Frost, Ercolini and Crotty clans. Beloved grandfather of Elizabeth, Daniel, Joseph, Billy, Sean, Jennifer, Steve, Paul, Declan, Caitlin, Isabella, Briana and Kalen. Dear friend of Mary Forese. Together with wife Barbara, whom he met at a YCW dance at St. Boniface, he raised his children in the Sunset District. After a major heart attack Bill became an avid runner completing 2 marathons. In his retirement along with Barbara he enjoyed activities such as skiing, body surfing, camping, hiking, square dancing with the Caper Cutters and traveling to Europe. We will miss his kind and loving presence. Graduate of St. Peter's High School, veteran US Army, , member IBEW Local 6, Retired Electrical Shop Foreman at Washington and Mason Cable Car Barn, devout member of Holy Name of Jesus parish for 60 years, 4th degree Knight of Columbus, Knight of Holy Name, member of the Legion of Mary, volunteer at the VA Hospital. Friends may visit Thursday, November 18th after 6:00pm at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 40th and Lawton St, San Francisco and are invited to attend a Vigil Service at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated Friday, November 19th at 11:00am at Holy Name. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be sent to Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10004.
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WILLIAM R. JEFFERS JAN 27, 1931 - NOV 14, 2010 Bill was born January 27, 1931 in Welty, Oklahoma and died November 14, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. Cause of death was extensive cancer. He leaves sons, Bill Jr. (Vicki) of Manteca, Mike (Martha) of Oakdale; daughter Cynthia Braun (Bruce) of Modesto; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother Ron of Fair Oaks, and sister Muriel Hill of Oakdale. He also leaves his companion Lavon Oliver. He was predeceased by wife Martha. Bill came from Oklahoma at age 6 with his parents and grandfather. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1949 and Modesto J.C. 1951, where he excelled at basketball. He served 3 years in the U.S. Army attaining rank of 1st Lt. He owned the Oakdale Credit Bureau 30+ years until retirement. He was very active in local civic clubs and activities. He served in various positions, including president of the Lions Club and also was very active in Oakdale Sportmen's Club, where he served as president and was treasurer 33 years. He is well know statewide for his trap shooting expertise. After retirement he enjoyed golf and traveling by automobile to visit friends and to see other states. Bill was very caring and helped many over the years. He was one who could be counted on for assistance when and where needed. Patience was a virtue of his. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20th at 10 a.m. at the Oakdale Sportmen's Club. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95368.
William Walter DeHart, Sr.,, Resident of California, August 1, 1926-November 11, 2010, Bill was a long term resident of Santa Clara and Scotts Valley, prior to retiring to Palm Desert, CA and then Santa Barbara. He passed away after a short illness peacefully in Batavia, Illinois surrounded by his family., Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wilda and five children, Bill (Turlock, CA), Dave (Sunnyvale, CA), Don (San Jose, CA), Phil (Manila, Philippines), and Ruth Lindstedt (St. Charles, Ill.) He is also survived by his older brother Ken (Silver Spring, Md.). Bill had 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 9 nieces and nephews, and countless friends., Bill served as a Yeoman second class in the Navy during, . Upon his honorable discharge, he married Wilda, the woman who became his lifelong companion., He first attended Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. He received his BS degree in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC. Bill held a variety of civil service positions including the Small Business Administration in San Francisco, and in industry at Lockheed in Sunnyvale. He and Wilda started a printing business in 1972 which at one time employed over 100 people. He retired from the family business in 2000. He spent his retirement years traveling with his wife, gardening, reading, writing, and researching his family's genealogy, which was one of his many passions., Bill was laid to rest at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Elwood, Ill. with full military honors., He will be remembered always with fondness from his entire family and those fortunate enough to have known him and called him a friend., A Celebration of Life service will be held at Foothill Covenant Church, Los Altos, CA on Saturday, December 18th., His family has requested that in lieu of flowers, any gifts be sent to the following organization where Bill spent his final days: The Good Samaritan Fund c/o Holmstad Covenant Retirement Community 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, Ill. 60510 in memory of William DeHart.
Winnifred A. Lessing died Nov. 13, 2010. She was 94 years old, born in Rochester, N.Y., but came to California in 1919., She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Clifton J. Lessing, and a son, Clifton John Lessing, Jr., Winnie is survived by her daughter, Catherine Howell, and her favorite son-in-law, Darvin Howell of Westlake Village; son, Paul Lessing, and daughter-in-law, Jill Lessing of Auburn; son, Bruce Lessing, and daughter-in-law, Kathy Lessing of Leona Valley; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren., Winnie was a great cook, gardener, and knitter. In her last few years she was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church Prayer Shawl ministry. Her loving, kind nature and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her., A special thanks to Sunrise Assisted Living of Westlake Village, and An Everlasting Spring home for their special, loving care., We also wish to thank Livingston Memorial Hospice for guiding us through this holy time., Memorial services will be held Nov. 19 at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Westlake Village.
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SCHACHTER, Zvi Harry Age 82, of Marina Del Rey, California passed peacefully on November 12th, 2010. He was born October 29th, 1928, in Romania. At fourteen he escaped Nazi occupied Romania to Israel where he lived until he came to the United States in the early 1950's to complete his aeronautical engineering degree. He worked in that field for many years while simultaneously inventing and manufacturing an innovative product for the dental and jewelry industry. Eventually this evolved into a successful business with the product distributed worldwide for 35 years. He lived a full active life. He traveled the world with frequent visits to Israel where much of his family is living. He was a wonderful father devoted to his entire family here and in Israel. He is survived by his three children, David Schachter (wife, Cheryl), Susan Gower, and Michael Schachter (wife, Stacy). His four grandchildren, Amie Gower, Adam Gower, Alex Gower and Sam Schachter. His sister Reta Yatzkan, her children and grandchildren in Israel. Also, many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Moshe and Ada Schachter, his brother Abraham Schachter and his great-grandson Zackary Bellanger. Services will be held 1pm, Tuesday, November 16th, at Hillside Mortuary, 6001 West Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, (800) 576-1994. A private interment will follow the service.