Thursday, November 18, 2010

California Obituaries 11/18/10



MRS. ALMA HELEN CODI, 83, of Guadalupe, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens




CLINE AMY of Lemon Grove 08/03/1971-11/16/2010 Direct Cremation (619) 281-8235 




BALSAMO, ANGELA Angela Balsamo, 63, of San Diego, California, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at home after fighting a courageous six year battle with ALS. Born March 11, 1947 in Sicily, Italy. She was wife to the deceased Antonio Balsamo. Survivors include her children all in San Diego, CA, Paula Balsamo (Kalb), Vince Balsamo, Sal Balsamo, and Tony Balsamo, her mother Tommasa Troia in San Diego, CA, grandchildren Marc Anthony Kalb, Alessandra Kalb, Bianca Balsamo, and Anthony Paul Balsamo, her brother Guiseppe Troia from Sicily, Italy, son-in-Law Marc Kalb in San Diego, and daughter-in-law Laura Balsamo. The viewing will be on November 19, 2010 at Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary at 3655 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary from 6-7 p.m. The mass and burial will on November 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Mausoleum at 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego, CA. God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you And whispered "Come with Me". With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, laying loving hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. We love you mom and miss you so very much. You will forever be in our hearts!




MRS. ANITA A. RAMOS, 85, resident of Guadalupe, CA., passed away November 16, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens



Adam Hinojos

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.



Adelfa Sotelo Lozano

ADELFA SOTELO LOZANO FEB 15, 1922 - NOV 13, 2010 Adelfa S. Lozano passed away peacefully on Saturday morning of natural causes. She had made her peace with God and was ready to join her husband Raul Lozano (Jimmie) and her daughter Mary Jane, who had preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Jimmie and wife Trine Lozano; daughter Lilliam Trudell and daughter Liz and husband Don Dennison; and nine grand- children; sixteen great-grand-children; and 1 great great-grandchild. She was born in Del Rio, Texas and moved with her husband to San Jose, CA, where they raised their family, then they moved to Modesto 22 years ago. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She never lost her sense of humor, she will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. Viewing will be Friday, Nov. 19th from 4-8 p.m., Room F. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20th at 11 a.m. in the Oak Chapel.Oak Hill Funeral Home 300 Curtner Avenue San Jose, CA. 95125 (408)795-2029.



Alejandro "Alex" Forwerck

Alejandro "Alex" Forwerck, 14, of Vacaville, passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, in Vacaville., He was born on April 23, 1996, in Fairfield, Calif., A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Valley Evangelical Free Church, 5063 Maple Road, Fairfield., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccune,



Alex Bobby Legaspi

Bobby passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the age of 87, after a long illness. He was born and raised on Terminal Island and a long time resident of Wilmington and San Pedro. He served in the



Alger Chamberlain "Scotty" Scott

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.



Alice Johnley

Alice Johnley April 9, 1917 - November 12, 2010 A Chapel service will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. Interment will follow. Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Alice leaves behind her four children, Natalie Stevens of Summit City, CA, Carolyn Wilkerson of Hanford, Edwina Wallace of Bakersfield, and Allison Engel of Bakersfield; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Albert Johnley, August 25, 2004. Her legacy of love for her family lives on. We will miss you dearly, Mother.



Amy A. Danielsen

Amy A. Danielsen, 99, of Redding died Wednesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144). 



Anderina Twells (Andi) Pollock

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



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Anthony Dominic Cuneo

87, of Cloverdale passed away at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Monday, November 15, 2010 with his family at his side. Anthony was born December 6, 1922 in Petaluma, Ca. Anthony was a lifelong resident of Sonoma County. He graduated from Cloverdale High School in 1941 then attended Santa Rosa Junior College where he played baseball until he enlisted in the, in January of 1944. After being honorably discharged from the Army in February of 1946, he was self-employed his entire career which included owning lumber trucks, logging, operating a Bowling Alley and farming prunes and grapes. After "retirement", he worked driving truck delivering farm equipment for Lampson Tractor until he finally retired at the age of nearly 80. Anthony and his wife Delores Coon were married on September 15, 1956 in Geyserville, Ca. Anthony was most proud of his children and his grandchildren. Anthony was a veteran of, . He enlisted in the Army in January of 1944 as an automotive mechanic and served with the 5th Armored Division, 85th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron as an armored car driver. He was in the battles and campaigns of Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe for 11 months. He was a member of the, Post #9268, 5th Armored Division Association and the Cannibal Club. Anthony is survived by his wife Delores Cuneo of 54 years of Cloverdale; daughter Toni Hunt and her husband Marty of Calistoga, Ca., son Mark Cuneo and his wife Felicia of Playa Del Rey, Ca.; brother Eugene Garibaldi of Cloverdale; grandchildren Lauren and Megan Hunt, Sean and Rachel Cuneo. At Anthony's request no services will be held. The family prefers memorial contributions in Anthony's name to the Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, Ca 95402-0446 or your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of : THE EVERSOLE MORTUARY



Antonio Pablo "Tony" Baza

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,



Antonitte Beck

Antonitte Marie Beck, Resident of San Mateo, June 16, 1962-Nov. 15, 2010, Passed away in San Mateo on November 15, 2010. Dearly beloved wife of Cary Scot Beck. Devoted mother of Natalie and Nicole. Loving sister of Robert Jepsen. Beloved daughter of Justine Jepsen. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews., Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010 at SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME, 977 So. El Camino Real in San Mateo. Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. Donations to a charity of your choice. SNEIDER & SULLIVAN &, O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL, HOME (650) 343-1804



Arlene Francis

Arlene Francis, 76, of Davis, passed away after a long illness on Nov. 3, at Sutter Hospital in Davis., Mrs. Francis was born in Santa Cruz on April 19, 1934., Arlene is survived by her husband of 34 years, Donald Francis; five children, Cheri Smith, Billy Mankin, Chris Mankin, Mike Idleman and Lisa Dunkak; and four stepchildren., She was preceded in death by her parents., A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.,



Arthur Beckman

Arthur Beckman, 4/8/1922 - 11/13/2010, Arthur Beckman, born April 8, 1922 at Towle, Calif., passed away at home on November 13, 2010., His father Chris Beckman, mother Gladys (Plumtree) Beckman and brothers Charlie and Christy Beckman, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Leah Beckman, daughter Barbara Mayberry and husband Gary, son Chris Beckman and son Mark Beckman and wife Roberta, grandchildren Rebecca McKinnon and husband Gerald, Jeff Mayberry and fiancée Crystal Morgan, Nicholas Beckman, Sophia Beckman and Sarah Beckman, and great-granddaughter Erin McKinnon., He graduated from Placer High School in 1944 and served aboard the destroyer USS Amen during, In Eureka, Calif., he was very active with youth groups. He was a Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Explorer Leader with Ship 28 and served as Community Commissioner in the Redwood Empire District., In 1960 he helped establish the Cutten Baseball League. He is a Life Member of Cutten Elementary School PTA., He served as Advisor for the Eureka Chapter Order of DeMolay. When he transferred with P.G.&E. back to Auburn, Calif., he continued to be involved in youth groups and was Chapter Dad for the Auburn, Calif., Chapter Order of DeMolay., He retired from Auburn P.G.&E. in 1982 after 38 years of service. He and his wife Leah enjoyed traveling the world for twenty years., He was a member of Semper Virens Masonic Lodge in Eureka Calif. He served as Master of Clay Lodge in Dutchflat, Calif., and as Master of Illinoistown Lodge in Colfax, Calif. He is a Hiram Award Recipient and a recipient of the Golden Veterans Award. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Sacramento, Ben Ali Shriners and the Chinese Acacia Club., At his request no services will be held. Please sign the guest book at



Arthur Burton Johnson

Arthur Burton Johnson 1922 - 2010 Arthur B. Johnson was born September 1, 1922 in Orange, CA to Herbert (Ringtail) and Alma Johnson. Growing up Art worked with his Dad in the road oiling business in Signal Hill, CA. Art learned to repair diesel engines and had an affinity for machinery. Art enlisted in the Navy in 1942. That WWII duty affected his whole life. Art served on an LST as a Chief Motor Mac. His ship LST 470 was part of every major battle in the South Pacific and earned 8 Battle Stars and a Navy Commendation. Art would look at what life threw at him and measure it against surviving WWII and say, "That doesn't really look like that big a deal, and if it isn't brain surgery let's give it a try." Art settled in Shingletown after the War. He ranched and built a sawmill. Art's sawmill burned down and he went to logging. Art met the new schoolteacher in town and married Eva, August 25, 1951. Art is survived by wife Eva, children; Arthur, Squire, Nancy and Kim, 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and brother Clyde Johnson. Art turned dirt over in every county in Northern California and left his mark on the mountains. Art loved the community of Shingletown and served on the Black Butte School board for 24 years. Art was a member of the Shingletown Historical Society. Donations can be made to the Society in Art's memory (P.O. Box 291, Shingletown, CA 96088) Art made his transition at 88 years on November 11, 2010. The funeral date is Saturday November 20, 2010 @ 11 am at Allen & Dahl Chapel in Palo Cedro, CA, reception to follow at Black Butte School. Please sign the guestbook at




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Barbara Ester (Washburn) Lamb

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.



Ben M. Massi

Massi, Ben M. May 29, 1963 - November 10, 2010 Ben (Guy) Massi was born in Burbank, CA and survived by mother Diane, sisters Lori and Teri, nieces Samantha and Delaney, and brother in law George. Attended St Elizabeth Catholic School in Van Nuys and Crespi and Van Nuys High Schools. Worked at Warner Brothers Studios for 30 years in paint dept. Memorial Service will be held on 12/3/10 at St Finbar's Catholic Church on Olive St in Burbank at 3:00pm. In remembrance of Ben, Hawaiian shirts are preferred attire at the service. No suits please.



Bernard O. Luedee

Bernard O. Luedee, 87, of Redding died Nov. 8 at Golden Living Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



Beth Adams

Beth Van Hoesen Adams Peacefully in San Francisco on November 16, 2010. A prominent artist and acknowledged master of drawing and printmaking, Van Hoesen distinguished herself as a major figure in 20th century prints. Born 1926 in Boise, Idaho, to Enderse and Freda Van Hoesen. She was predeceased in 2006 by her husband of 52 years, Mark Adams. She is survived by many cousins including Mary Jo Hossfeld, David Van Hoesen, Karen Olson, Phil Soulen, and predeceased by Norma Rich; also survived by nieces Judy Bailey and Barbara Nalli; by Mary N. Connors, devoted caregiver for 14 years, and numerous friends, colleagues, and admirers. Beth Van Hoesen studied art at Stanford University (B.A. 1948); at schools in Mexico City and Paris; California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco; and San Francisco State College. In 1953 she married artist and designer Mark Adams, and in 1959 they purchased a firehouse in San Francisco's Castro district, where they established their studios and lived for the next 46 years. For many years, she and Adams hosted a weekly drawing group with Wayne Thiebaud, Gordon Cook, Theophilus Brown, and other artists. With Adams, she traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, and worldwide. In 2005, Van Hoesen and Adams moved to the Sequoias, San Francisco. Throughout her career, Van Hoesen was honored for her artistic achievements, including a 1981 Award of Honor in Graphics from San Francisco Arts Commission, and 1993 Distinguished Artist Award from California Society of Printmakers. Her works have been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications, and are in important museum collections in the U.S. and abroad. A comprehensive exhibition of paintings, drawings, and prints is currently touring U.S. museums. An exhibition at the Sequoias Rotunda Gallery, 1400 Geary Street, San Francisco, continues through Sunday, November 21, with a memorial reception on Sunday from 4:30-6pm. Graveside services are Friday, November 19, 10am at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, with a memorial service to celebrate Beth's life at 3pm at Temple Emanu-El. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospitality House, 290 Turk St., San Francisco CA 94102. HALSTED N. GRAY - CAREW & ENGLISH (415) 673-3000



Betty Jane Keiser

In memory of Betty Jane Keiser, who passed away a year ago, Friday, Nov. 18, 2009. She was known as B.J. to all of her friends here on the Central Coast, and later by her friends in Santa Clara, Calif. She is dearly missed. Her generosity and endless loving care for all her friends and family has left a huge void in our lives. She was forthright and honest, which made one trust her and honer her for the woman she was. Betty is survived by her son, Rusty; his loving wife, Katie; four granddaughters; a grandson; and four great-grandchildren. Her dear friends, Pamela and Donna, along with many others, are praying for her eternal peace.



Beverly Marie Rosas

Died in Santa Rosa, CA November 11, 2010 beloved wife of Joseph W. Rosas; beloved mother of Shauna; beloved daughter of Waverly and Joan Brown; and beloved sister of Waverly II, Carter and Chris. Also survived by numerous Friends and Family. Age 54 Friends may pay respects and are invited to meet at the Veterans Patio of Santa Rosa Memorial Park on Thursday November 18, 2010, funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Bev will always be in our Hearts and Forever Loved.



Bobbie Ruth Cobine

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.



Brown, Lucille M.

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Lucille M. Brown Resident of Berkeley Entered into eternal rest on 11/09/10 in Berkeley, CA . Public visitation, Fri. 11/19/10, 11am - 5pm at .....



Bruce Reneau

Bruce Leslie Reneau, Resident of Pleasanton, July 14, 1959-Nov. 13, 2010, Bruce was 51 years old and loved by many. He is survived by his wife Tamara; his three children Bobby, Michelle and Katherine; and his sister Michele., His family will be holding a celebration of his life on Friday, November 19th at 2:00PM at the Graham-Hitch Mortuary at 4167 First Street, Pleasanton CA 94566. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to the . GRAHAM-HITCH, MORTUARY, 4167 FIRST STREET, PLEASANTON, CA 94566




ORTIZ, CARMEN of San Diego 07/20/1936 - 11/12/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100 




LUZZI, CHARLES E. of San Diego 5/26/1949 to 11/12/10 Mem. Srvc. 1pm on 11/23 at College Ave Baptist Church. Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511 




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MACK, CHARLES LANE Nov. 23, 1963 to Oct. 31, 2010 Charlie grew up in Bird Rock, La Jolla and loved the La Jolla life. He loved to surf and skateboard. Charlie also loved music and was passionate about playing his guitar. He graduated from La Jolla High and went on to complete his Master's Degree in Teaching from San Diego State University. He taught for many years and his compassionate heart made him really good at it. Charlie was generous to a fault and always willing to help family and friends. Charlie was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Francis Mack and brother, Kenny Steven Mack. He is survived by his mother, Alta Colleen Mack , his sisters Leslie Ann Mack-Smith and Jane Marie Mack-Baker, his nieces, Aleyna, Jessica, Marissa and Sharleen, and nephews Nicholas and Matthew. A Celebration of Life will be held at Wind and Sea on Tuesday, November 23rd, at 3:30 p.m.




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JUDD, CHRISTOPHER J. 06/12/1969 - 11/12/2010 A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, 11/23, 12 noon at the Joan B. Kroc Worship Theater 6611 University Ave., San Diego 




Clarence E. Harris A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday November 20th at 3:00PM at the American Legion Post 211 in Lompoc, CA. Clarence was born in Arkansas and moved to Lompoc after his military service in the army in 1955. Clarence retired from Celite where he was employed for over 40 years. Clarence was preceded in death by his wife Frances E. Harris. Survivors include long time companion Terry Songer of Lompoc; daughter Yolanda Lennon of Pendleton, OR; son Michael Harris of Marysville, WA; son Robert Harris of Irving, TX; and seven grandchildren.




MRS. CONNIE POQUETTE, 88, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 15, 2010 .Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 



Calvin H. Motley Jr.

Calvin H. Motley Jr. 56 of Marysville passed away on November 15, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA.



Carla Roybal

Carla Roybal, Carla Roybal, 56, of Visalia, CA and long time resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away on November 12, 2010., Services are being held at Miller Memorial Chapel on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Noon with graveside following at Exeter Cemetery



Catherine Clarina Moye

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.



Charles Edward Morgan

Poppa Charles passed peacefully away in the loving arms of his daughter, Ruth Morgan-Bieber, on Oct. 29. They were surrounded by the wonderful caring staff at VacaValley Hospital. He was 101 years, 2 months and a day., Charles Edward Morgan was born in Bethnal Green, London, on Aug. 28, 1909, the second youngest of six children born to Emma and Tom Morgan., Charles married his one and only sweetheart Ellen in 1938 and they had one child, a daughter, Ruth., After his beloved wife Ellen passed away in 1994, Charles made the big decision to leave England and emigrate to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Robert Bieber, in California. He flew to his new life two weeks after his 88th birthday., Poppa loved his new life in Suisun, Fairfield and finally in Vacaville, where he and Ruth moved in 2004 after their beloved Robert passed away., Charles always lived an active life, cycle racing, soccer, swimming and in his garden growing vegetables and tending his roses. His years in California were greatly enhanced by the joy and love he received and returned from everyone he met, especially his adopted American family and friends., Charles leaves his daughter, Ruth; his wonderful nieces, nephews and friends in England and other parts of the world and his so much loved family and friends here in his adopted country., Arrangements are by Napa Valley Memorial Park, Napa, Calif.,



Charles M. Cota (In Memoriam)

Cota, Charles M. May 19, 1917 - November 18, 2009 RIP, precious one. Miss you so much. Dessert in your honor tonight! 



Christine Nova Klinge

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.,



Claire Connacher Locey

CLAIRE CONNACHER LOCEY MAY 16, 1916 - NOV 13, 2010 Claire Connacher Locey, 94, passed into eternity on Nov 13, 2010, in Pleasant Hill, CA. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Lester L Locey, in May 2005, she is survived by sons Lauren Locey of Alamo, CA, Michael Locey of Atchison, KS, daughter Margaret Locey Rogers of Valley Springs, CA, by 9 grandchildren and 24 great- grandchildren. Born in Napa, CA, to Clayton L and Irma L Sinclair Connacher in 1916, she lived in the Salida area from 1928-1959. Friends are invited to join family for a memorial celebration of her life on Saturday, Dec. 11, 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church, Salida. Donations to the church may be sent to PO Box 1039, Salida, 95368 Interment is at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.



Clarence Fong

Fong, Clarence March 3, 1933 - November 10, 2010 Clarence "Charley" Fong, 77, passed away on Nov. 10, 2010. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and resided in Henderson, Nevada the last 17 years. "Clancy" to his classmates, was a graduate of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. After a short career with Litton Industries, he became a restauranteur. He ran a Polynesian nightclub called Latitude 20, then a chain of Mexican restaurants called Miguel's in the South Bay. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Jennifer (Ron) Purisima and Janet (Kevin) Leong; grandchildren, Ryan, Russell, Justin and Rachel; siblings, Jean, Ben (Carol), Dorothy (Garvin), David (Andrea), Edmond (Gerry) and Frances (Larry); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by brother, Albert and sister, Kim. Clarence was a good person, honest and truthful. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on December 4, 2010 at 11:00 am, Evergreen Baptist Church SGV, 323 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente, Ca 91746. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chinese Cong. Church at 11636 Lower Azusa Rd. El Monte, Ca 91732 or the charity of your choice.



Cline, Paul L.

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Capt. Paul L. Cline, USMC VISTA -- Paul L. Cline, Capt. USMC (Ret) lost his valiant battle with cancer on Thursday, November 11, 2010. ..... 



Cornelius Kelleher

Cornelius "Neil" Kelleher 84, passed away in Sonoma on November 15, 2010 from melanoma. He spent the last month of his life at his daughter and son-in-law's home, where his family gathered to fill his final weeks with love and support. A native San Franciscan and first generation American, he was born February 16, 1926, the son of the late Jeremiah and Julia Kelleher, who were both born in Ireland. He lived his entire life in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood, and was a proud graduate and loyal alumnus of St. Ignatius, Class of 1944. Neil was a veteran of the U.S., , serving in the 6th division, 20th infantry in, . He was involved in intensive combat in the South Pacific, as a tech sergeant and platoon leader in the Philippine Islands. When the war ended he continued his military duty in Seoul, where he participated in liberating Korea from the Japanese. He was a lithographic pressman for Security Litho, Diamond International, Pacific Shipper and Williams Litho. He retired as the longtime elected president of the Graphic Arts International Union, Local 583. He was also an international councilor for the Graphic Arts, representing fourteen western states at the union's headquarters in Washington, D.C. As past president and secretary/treasurer of the San Francisco Fryers Club, he greatly enjoyed leading the group of close friends for the last twenty-five years. He was also a member of the Godfathers Club of St. Vincent's School for Boys, the Divots Golf Club, the San Mateo Fryers Club and the United Irish Cultural Center. Neil and Rita enjoyed many travels throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. His favorite place was Yosemite National Park, where he camped with his family as a boy and later took his own family on vacations. He worked at Camp Curry when he was in high school, and returned to Yosemite many times throughout his life. He was a dedicated gardener who spent countless hours growing beautiful flowers in his sunny backyard. He loved to golf, and played once a week up until very recently. He was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and the San Francisco 49ers. It was a great gift during his last few weeks that he was able to watch the San Francisco Giants win the World Series, surrounded by his family. Neil is survived by his loving wife Rita, with whom he shared a wonderful life for fifty-six years. His daughter Carole Kelleher and her husband Jim Schratz. His son Dan Kelleher and his wife Monique, and his cherished grandchildren, Jeremiah and Madison Kelleher. He is also survived by his nephew John Burke and his wife Mirna, and his great nephews Jason, Joe and John Albert Burke. His sister and best friend, Marie Burke, predeceased him. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov 20 at 3 p.m. in the Orradre Chapel at St. Ignatius College Prep, 2001 37th Avenue, San Francisco. A reception will follow at the United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco. Donations in Neil's memory may be made to the St. Ignatius Class of 1944 Scholarship Fund or Hospice by the Bay, 190 West Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476.



Cynthia Hambleton Watson Braun

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O'BRIEN, DANIEL EDWARD FRANCIS Born, July 14, 1918, in Lynn, MA, passed away quietly at his home on November 6, 2010. He was 92 years old. Dan served in, as a bombardier in the U.S., Air Corps, and later served in the Army reserves for several years. Dan was employed by the federal government for 30 years until he retired and lived in Coronado, CA, and later in Fircrest, WA., where he enjoyed playing golf and participating in his grandchildrens' sports activities. Dan is survived by his wife, Mary-Lynne; his son, Gavin (Margaret) of Tacoma; his two daughters, Melissa Millar (Douglas) of Madison, FL and Bonnie Kipperman (Richard), of La Mesa, CA; his brother, Joseph, of Manchester, CT; and his ten grandchildren, Jamie (Los Angeles, CA) Courteney (Boston, MA), Kyle (Bellevue, WA), Sean (Madison, WI), Cassie (NYC), Brittany (Jacksonville, FL), Ashley (Jacksonville, FL), Connor, Megan and Benjamin of Tacoma. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010, at the Gaffney Funeral Home Chapel. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2010, at the Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Interment Haven of Rest Memorial Park. Please leave online condolences at, . Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003




SULLIVAN, DANIEL J. of San Diego 5/5/1949 ~ 11/13/2010 No services Beardsley Mitchell Funeral Home 619-223-8100




COSTA SR., DAVID B. Nov. 4, 1958 to Nov. 15, 2010 David Bruce Costa Sr., born in Nebraska to Dean and Patty Costa, a long time resident of Santee, CA. A man of strong integrity, he had passion for life that poured through in his love for his family, friends and classic cars. Known as a man that would give you the shirt off his back, he never shied away from helping someone out. A local small business owner, Dave will be survived by his wife Wendy, five children and three grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday, November 21st, at 1:30 p.m. at Glenn Abbey, Little Chapel of the Roses, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902



DEATH NOTICES - November 18, 2010

DUNLAP, Everett W.: 91; of Carpinteria; died Nov. 8; memorial service noon Saturday at Carpinteria Community Church; arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary. MOIR, Alfred Kummer: 86; of Santa Barbara; died Nov. 13; service to be held at later date; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels. McKELVIE, Nadia: 91; of Ojai, formerly of Santa Barbara; died Oct. 4; memorial service Saturday at the Pierpont Inn, 550 Sanjon Road in Ventura; arrangements by Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura.




MRS. DOLORES "DEE" SUTTER GLACE, 80, resident of Orcutt, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 




MR. DONALD H. ALLEN, 79, former resident of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens



DUNLAP, Everett Winston

DUNLAP, Everett Winston July 25, 1919 - November 8, 2010 After many years of facing severe medical problems fearlessly and confidently, Everett Dunlap passed away peacefully in his sleep at Serenity House on November 8, 2010.



Dallas Dean Hobbs

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Daniel Dalia (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Daniel Dalia September 1, 1968 - November 18, 2008 Happy Thanksgiving Love, the Dalia Family 



Danielle Myers

Danielle Monique Myers, 11/18/1981 04/30/2010, Happy 29th Birthday, My Sweet Lil Was An Angel, I never imagined life without you; I had you so young and almost from the beginning, it was just you and me, you were always my strength. I miss you so very much, my heart hurts for you every day. Thank you for communicating to those closest to me in the days before you left; all of them have been so consoling. They all rallied around to help make your memorial a beautiful day of remembrance (thank you all my dear friends)., Love You, Mom



Darlene Frances Gingras

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 .,



Davidson, James Jacob

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM 

James Jacob Davidson Jan. 16, 1937 Nov. 11, 2010 Resident of Ripon, CA On November 11, 2010, Jim Davidson of Ripon, CA, passed away ..... 



Deane R. "Beach" Beauchamp

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Deanna L. (Foutch) Martinez

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.



Dennis M. Link

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Dennis Wilford Oliver

Dennis Wilford Oliver, 59, was born in August 1951 and died of heart failure Saturday morning Nov. 13, 2010. He spent the first years of his adult life serving his country in the U.S. Army and finished out the rest of his life doing something he really loved - driving big rigs. Dennis is survived by his four children Robert, Ebboni, Anna and Jeremy; four grandchildren Connor, Ethan, Nathan and Kailey; loving girlfriend, Ria; brother, Randy; and sisters Kae and Shareen. A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Margo Dodd Park in Pismo Beach, with a reception to follow at Brad''s Restaurant in Pismo. Lori Family Mortuary 922-5880 Santa Maria



Dolores M. Peterson

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 Donnie Hunt

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Donald Lee Beavers Jr.

DONALD LEE BEAVERS, JR. Age 44, resident of Yucca Valley, CA for 1 year, formerly of Riverside, CA for 23 years, passed away 11/11/2010. He was born 12/10/1965 in Takoma Park, MD. Donald is survived by his wife, Elizabeth DeHaro Beavers; daughter, Selena Beavers; sons, Donnie, David, Dale, Dominic and Christopher Beavers; mother and step-dad, Sandra and Ed Cervantez; sisters, Rhonda, Tina, Kory Beavers. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Beavers, Sr. Visitation from 9-12 noon on 11/20/10 at Preston & Simon Mortuary with private burial. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY FUNERAL DIRECTORS (951) 683-7410



Dorothy H. Massanari

Massanari, Dorothy H. July 12, 1921 - November 7, 2010 Born in Sioux City, Iowa, passed away in San Luis Obispo, Calif. at the age of 89. Dorothy was the daughter of Glenn and Mazie Sylvester. The family moved to the Pasadena, Calif. area in the early 1920's. Her nickname was "Marcheta" as she was known by her family and friends. Her beauty and sense of style was always an inspiration to us all. Marcheta was preceded in death by her loving husband, Max J. Massanari, his eldest son Gerald J. Massanari and her brother, Allen Sylvester. She is survived by her daughter Maxine H. Hartley of Avila Beach, Calif., sons Charles G. Massanari (Sue) of Santa Barbara, Calif. and Marc J. Massanari (Susan) of Randolph, New Jersey. In addition to her 3 children she is survived by 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, James Sylvester of Henderson, Nevada and her sister, Barbara A. Worthington of Riverside, Ca. Marcheta was dedicated to being a loving wife and mother. Max and Marcheta had a wonderful life together traveling, enjoying life, family and friends. They lived together in Pasadena, Calif., Honolulu, Hawaii and Laguna Beach, Calif. Marcheta has been living with her caring and devoted daughter, Maxine, in Avila Beach for the last 5+ years. Marcheta's faithful and loving little dachshund, Liesel, was always at her side. We will all miss Marcheta very much.



Dorothy Mae Elliott Hyde Lafferty

Dorothy Mae (Elliott) Hyde Lafferty of Norwich, died peacefully, Monday, November 15, 2010 at Masonicare of Newtown, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Ridge Farm, Ill. on September 7, 1928 to the late Walter and Margaret (Doyle) Elliott. At the age of 1 she and her family moved to Norwich. She was married to the late Ernest J. Hyde Sr. and the late Hugh L. Lafferty. Dorothy is survived by eight children, a son Ernest Hyde Jr. of Vero Beach, Fla.; a son, Michael Hyde and his wife, Robin of Vero Beach, Fla.; a son, Robert Hyde and his wife, Bernadette of Norwich; a son, Walter Hyde and his wife, Karen of Danbury; a son, Glenn Hyde and his wife, Debbie of Danbury; a son, Wayne Hyde of Newtown; a son, Rocky Hyde and his wife, Debbie of Danbury; and a daughter, Gail Smith and her husband, David of Beach Lake, Pa. She also leaves behind 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Walter Elliott, and two sisters, Peggy Porter and Laverne Leschinsky. Services will be private and at the of the convenience family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy's honor to Masonicare Home and Health Hospice, 339 Flanders Road, East Lyme, CT or to Masonicare of Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470. Please visit, to leave an online condolence for the family. Dorothy's family would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Regency Healthcare in Norwich, the staff at Masonicare in Newtown, and to all Hospice volunteers for their loving care.



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Dr. Marshall V. Marchbanks M.D.

Marshall Vance Marchbanks, 63, of 236 S. Main Street, and beloved husband of Elaine Roper Marchbanks for 35 years, and adoring father of Jessica Marchbanks Gifford, died Monday, October 4, 2010 at his family's residence in Six Mile following a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He "fought the good fight" and is now enjoying perfect peace and rest in the presence of The Great Physician, our Lord Jesus Christ. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the devoted and loving son of Claude Vance and Carolene "Tottie" Lewis Marchbanks of Clemson. He attended grammar school in Clemson and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1961. He was a 1965 graduate of D. W. Daniel High School where he was the president of the student body, captain of the baseball team, voted "Best Leader" by his senior class as well as numerous additional honors and achievements. He earned a B.S. degree from Clemson University in 1969 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in the School of Pre-Medicine, was a member of Phi Kappa Phi (now Phi Beta Kappa) honor fraternity as well as a member of the Air Force ROTC. Marshall's Doctor of Medicine degree was earned at the Medical University of SC in 1973 where he also spent his surgical residency and cardiothoracic surgery residency, becoming board certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Starting in 1980, Marshall served two years on active duty in the US Navy as Assistant Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA as well as on assignment in Adak, Alaska, and received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Lt. Commander. He then entered private practice at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH), Santa Rosa, CA in 1982 and served as the Chief of Cardiac Surgery from September 1, 1987 until his retirement on January 1, 2007. During his career, including his residency and military service, Marshall performed over 5,000 open heart operations, served as the Chief of Medical Staff at SRMH and served on the Board of Trustees. In 2008, the operating room suite of the new heart institute at SRMH was dedicated to Marshall in recognition of his excellent service to the hospital and surrounding community for the past 25 years. Following retirement from private practice, Marshall moved to Edwards, CO near Beaver Creek where he made his home with his wife, Elaine and his daughter, Jessica for almost 10 years, having grown to love the splendor of God's creation in that majestic Rocky Mountain setting. He and his wife most recently returned to their family residence in Six Mile, SC as his illness progressed so he could spend time with family as he cherished time with his family above anything else he had ever achieved. His hobbies included flying his own airplane as an instrument rated pilot, playing the piano, snow skiing, and traveling the world. He was an expert at all he did and inspired many others to greatness as well. His love of sacred music as well as his concert style of playing led to his recording of four CDs over the past 10 years. He served as a longtime member and pianist at Bethel Baptist Church in Santa Rosa, CA and most recently at Trinity Church in Edwards, CO where he considered his gift of piano playing to be a God-given ministry of healing to be shared with others, much as he considered his skill as a surgeon to be a God-given talent of healing the hearts and lives he touched. He often served as guest pianist at the First Wesleyan Church in Central, SC where his parents are currently members and where his wife's grandparents were faithful members many years ago. Surviving in addition to his wife, daughter, and parents are his son-in-law, Nicholas Charles Gifford and grand daughter, Marley Joy Gifford of WI; and his only sister, Sherry Marchbanks-Hudgins and husband, Eric of Cedar Mountain, NC; brother-in-law, Julien Daniel Roper and wife, Donna of Campobello, SC; sisters-in-law, Helen Roper Carter of Easley, SC, and Janet Roper Humphries and husband, Randy of Sunset, SC; and many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews: Angie and Ben Sheriff and Braxton and Colton of Easley, SC, David and Caroline Carter and Jackson of Easley, SC, Chris and Meg Carter and Eliza of Greenville, SC, Caroline and Brad Felix and Garrett, Kendall, and Henry of Winchester, VA, and Jud and Casey Roper and Mary and Julia of Maryville, TN. A Celebration of his life was held on October 9th at the First Wesleyan Church in Central, SC followed by a private burial at the Roper gravesite in Six Mile, SC. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church, P.O. Box 2676, Edwards, CO 81632 or to Vail Christian High School, 31621 Highway 6, Edwards, CO 81632, designated to "The Marchbanks Family Scholarship Fund." Additional information as well as condolences may be expressed online at or to any family member to P.O. Box 531, Clemson, SC, 29633. A memorial service to celebrate Marshall's life will be held at the Chapel at Beaver Creek in CO under the direction of Pastor Ethan Moore of Trinity Church, date to be announced.




WILLS, EDWARD Edward Wills, born June 2, 1931, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, passed away November 4, 2010. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1953 with a BS degree in Business Administration. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi. Edward was a naval officer and veteran of, . He retired after 32 years as a pharmaceutical salesperson working with companies such as Endo, Rowell, and Solvay. Married to Molly J. Wills for 45 years, he is survived by daughter, Linda Wills of Murrieta, CA, son, Michael Wills of Las Vegas, NV, and fiancée, Tess Martell of Newport Beach, CA.




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1930 - 2010 Betty McMurtry passed away peacefully on November 15, 2010. She was 80 years old. She was born on March 31, 1930 in Pennsylvania to parents Gio and Farley Lassotovitch. Betty's mom and dad moved from, Pennsylvania to the Watts Valley Ranch, Fresno County when she was one year old. her dad called her his little cowgirl. She was horse back at the age of 12 helping her dad work cattle on his ranch. She married Clyde in 1970 and in 1971 they brought a cattle ranch in LeGrand and lived there for the rest of her life. At the time of her marriage Clyde had a High Mt Cattle permit at Sample Meadow Kaiser Pass Area. She spent many summers at the cow camp. That was one of her greatest love riding The High Mts working and gathering cattle before the snowfall. Betty was a accomplished horse person love riding good cow horses and always has good working cattle dogs. She had a large yard and lots of colorful flowers. She started a business called it The McMurtryIrises, Cannas and Day Lillies, for many years. She sold the business to The Lone Oak Irises at Friant. She was a mom who worked hard taking care of her boy that love her She touched many with her love of life. But enjoyed the simple things of life. She was active in what matters the most and never complained in what needed to be done. We have lost a friend a mother and wife. But she will always be in our hearts. Betty is survived by her husband Clyde McMurtry for 40 years and three sons Mike, Steve and Dan Ryan, Brother Sasha Lassotovitch of Reedley, sister Nancy Lassotovitch Menlo Park, and Virginia Gatti of Van Nuys Family and friends are invited to attend service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 13145 Le Grand Rd LeGrand, CA on Monday November 22, 2010 at 11:30 A.M.




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Eberardo "Lalo" Barriente (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Eberardo "Lalo" Barriente November 17, 1947 - June 13, 2008 Although we know you are celebrating and dancing free of pain with the Angels and all those who were called before you, there is nothing we wouldn't give to share a piece of your favorite "Bing" cake with you today. We love you and miss you. Happy Birthday! With lots of love, Nikki, Mom (Rosie), and family



Eddie Silvera

Eddie (Ed) V. Silvera, Eddie (Ed) V. Silvera, a native of Santa Maria, passed away at his home with his family at his side on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at the age of 71., Ed was born June 3rd, 1939 to Edward D. Silvera and Vanda C. Tapscott in Santa Maria, California. He joined the Navy at the age of 17, where he was a Gunners Mate on the USS Irwin. Ed owned the "Pic" in Old Town Orcutt for many years. He was an outdoorsman and life long member of the NRA. He loved to hunt and spend time with his family and friends. Ed was a private man, but those who knew him best can remember the stories and times they shared., He is survived by his wife Martie, and children Joe, Chris, and Daniel Hermosillo; grandchildren Lilliana, Calais, Rachel, Savannah, Ivie, Christian, and Aidan, along with nieces, cousins, and many close friends., There will be a memorial BBQ from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at the Y.O.Y.O. Hall located at 725 East Foster Road in Santa Maria.



Edna Jeannette (Silva) Guillen

Edna Jeannette "Silva" Guillen, 67, passed away peacefully to go home with our Lord on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 in Hanford, surrounded by her children and family., Edna was born in Hollister on Aug. 4, 1943 to Thomas and Carmen Silva of Hollister. There she was raised and attended school. She worked very close at Sacred Heart Church with the nuns in Hollister and then later moved to Hanford where she furthered her schooling. She became a nurse (CNA) and enjoyed helping and working with the elderly. She worked in this line of work until her first heart attack and later she had to retire., Edna was a very loving and compassionate woman. She blessed so many peoples lives. She was more like a mother to everyone instead of a friend. She loved everyone. And loved the Lord with all of her heart., She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Guillen, her parents, Thomas and Carmen Silva, two brothers, Andrew (Choppo) Silva and Kenneth Silva and a great-grandson, Edward Perez III., She leaves to cherish her loving memories: two sons, Robert Silva and wife Gina, Michael Quair and wife Anne; five daughters, Rachel Hernandez and husband Joseph, Teresa Longoria and husband Joe Jr., Michelle Gonzales and husband Johnny all of Hanford; Debbie Ortiz of Clifton, Colo., and Roberta Salazar and husband Carlos of Grand Junction, Colo. Edna also raised two grandchildren from birth as her own children, Lena Quair and Memory Nuno of Hanford. She has left 39 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. She also leaves memories to cherish for 2 brothers, Joe Valdez of Hollister and Tom Silva and wife Alta of San Jose; three sisters, Loretta Rogers of Hollister, Rosemarie Winstead of Hollister and Helen Leftridge of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends., Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22 at Black Cooper Sander Funeral Home, 363 7th St., in Hollister. Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23 at St. Benedict Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 680 College St., in Hollister. For all friends and family that cannot attend services, a Memorial Service will be held at her home church, Grace Temple, 616 E. Malone St., in Hanford, Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Condolences may be offered at, Donations may be sent to Black Cooper Sander Funeral home, 363 Seventh St., Hollister CA 95023. Phone 831-637-3793.



Edward Charles Emerson Jr.

Edward Charles Emerson, Jr. June 14, 1927 - Nov. 16, 2010 Edward Emerson Jr., passed away on November 16 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents; Blanche Morrell Emerson and Charles Edward Emerson, Sr. and his brother Andrew Emerson. Edward was survived by his loving wife of 65-years, Florence Alice Emerson and his devoted children; Daniel Lee (Karen M.) Emerson and Linda Ann Townsend. He also leaves behind his brother; Reed Emerson, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Ed also leaves many friends and will be dearly missed by all. After graduating from high school, Ed served his country in the, during, as a Seaman First Class. He then started his own drapery and window covering installation business and later worked with his good friends at Rudolph Interiors. He was very involved in local civic clubs including; The, and was as Senior Honorary Life Member of Sons in Retirement and former Chairman of Area 4. He was instrumental in setting up and organizing many of the golf tournaments for the members and played the game with passion. Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, November 18 at 4 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Vigil Service with a Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. also at Duggan's Serra. The Funeral Service will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday Also at Duggan's Serra Mortuary. Committal will immediately follow the Funeral Service at Italian Cemetery, 540 F Street, Colma. Donations may be made to the, , Western States Affiliate, Data Processing Dept., 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 in memory of Edward Charles Emerson, Jr.



Edward Charles Hamm

Edward Charles Hamm, 82, of Fairfield, died on Tuesday, Nov. 16., He was born on Jan. 25, 1928., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,



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Eileen Molinski

Eileen Molinski may have died of cancer, but her spirit will live on in the lives of those she touched. A first-generation American whose mother came from Kilkenny, Ireland, she always had a smile or a kind word of advice to random strangers. "She's a pistol" or "she's a firecracker" were common ways of describing her. She told it like it is, and everyone loved her for it. Whenever today's modern world didn't quite meet her standards, she just rolled her eyes and said, "Whatever!" She jokingly said that "whatever" should be on her tombstone when she dies. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Michael Ralph Molinski; and by her four children, Michael Molinski, of Petaluma, William Molinski, of Los Angeles, Diane Rose, of Charlotte, N.C., and Daniel Molinski, of Caracas, Venezuela; and seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathan, Haley, Hannah, Holly, Connor and Keira. Eileen was the last survivor of 10 children, born in Orange, New Jersey to Benjamin Rawnsley and Catherine "Kitty" Malone. A big fan of old-time Hollywood, perhaps her favorite quote in life was "This too shall pass," from Gone with the Wind. Her point was that we shouldn't dwell on the problems we face, because they always have a way of being reduced over time. She was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, N.J., and was a secretary for Westinghouse. But of all her accomplishments, she was most proud of raising her four children. On a shoestring budget, she sent all four to the University of Southern California and to successful careers in journalism, business and law. She bragged about all of them until the day she died. Finally, she cared for her husband for 20 years, who has Parkinson's disease, until the final month when she was no longer able. She could often be seen on the streets of Petaluma, pushing his wheelchair to breakfast. A funeral will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty St., in Petaluma, CA, 94952, at 11:00 a.m. on November 24th, followed by a burial service at Pleasant Hill Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Flowers can be sent to the church, or a donation can be made instead to Parkinson's disease, Mom, we will miss you, and you will always be in our hearts to give us guidance.



Electa Inman

ELECTA INMAN A long-time resident of Riverside, passed away on November 17, 2010. She was born May 5, 1928 to Oscar and Ursula Lassen. In 1958, she moved to Riverside where her husband, Walt, had accepted the position of school psychologist. Electa worked for many years as an attendance secretary at University Heights Middle School. After her retirement in 1988, she enjoyed an active social life filled with travel, theater outings and many, many hours of bridge. She was loved and she will be missed. She is survived by her five children: Mike Inman (Loretta), Janet Mincer (Bob), Paige Adza (Mike), Annette Abercrombie (Troy), and Pamela Escobedo (Anselmo). She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial reception will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 12:30 at the home of Thelma Otto, 5304 Avondale Way, Riverside.



Elizabeth Torres

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Eric William Wiggins

Passed away suddenly on November 15, 2010. Dearly loved son of Bill Wiggins, Diana Bomers and step father John; dear brother of David Schissler, step brother of Jason and Chelsea Bomers; adored grandson of Kay Johnson and Clyde Wiggins; also survived by his girlfriend Alyssa Soares and her family and many friends. A native of Windsor, age 19 years. Eric was a graduate of Windsor High School and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. He enjoyed the ranch, going to the beach, snow boarding and hanging around with his friends. A Celebration of Eric's life will be held early next week. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. A scholarship fund is being set up in Eric's name at the Bank of America. For details you may contact the funeral home and details will also be in future Funeral Notices to run Friday and Saturday. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Erron Evans

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,




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Evan Bradley Courter

Evan Bradley Courter entered heaven Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Evan was born December 1979 in Northridge, Calif., and moved with the family to Paso Robles in 1990. In Evan''s early life, he was involved in 4-H. He raised poultry, hogs and rabbits and was involved in several groups, such as arts and crafts, leathercraft, horticulture, vegetable gardens and leadership. Through leadership, he became a County "All-Star" and eventually became a State "Diamond Star," 4-H''s highest honor. In high school, Evan loved the band. He played the clarinet, tenor sax, bass clarinet and contra bass clarinet. He was in the Paso Robles High School Jazz Band, Marching Band and the County and State Honor Bands. He was the Drum Major his senior year and won several trophies for his skill. Even after high school, he continued to mentor with the high school band and spent countless hours helping during marching season. Evan attended Cal Poly, where he was also a member of their marching band. He also played with the Jazz Band at Cuesta College. Evan went on to work with his dad at Daystar Enterprises and made a name for himself in the landscape industry. This helped him gain a job in sales and warehousing at Ewing Irrigation. In his free time, Evan was an avid reader and also enjoyed computer gaming and spending time with his friends and family. Evan is survived by his parents, Bruce and Carrie Courter of Paso Robles; sisters Erin Westmoreland (Reuben) of Paso Robles, Erica Green (Corey) of Festus, Mo., and Denise Gephart (David) of Las Vegas, Nev.; paternal grandparents, Everett and Mildred Courter; seven nephews and nieces; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Highlands Church, 215 Oak Hill Road in Paso Robles. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paso Robles High School Band Backers, P.O. Box 3346, Paso Robles, CA 93447. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Evangeline Muril Kimbler

Kimbler, Evangeline Muril December 7, 1951 - November 15, 2010 Angie lost her battle with breast cancer, in her home, at 7:01pm. She was the daughter of Mary Dell Stephens & Isaac Leslie Parker. Surviving are her daughter, Regena Roberts, & husband Jon of Glendale, AZ; a son, Shane Kimbler, & wife Shannon of Las Vegas, NV; & four grandchildren, Charlene Goodman, Zachary Goodman, Connor Kimbler & Ian Roberts. Funeral services will be held at Southwest CoC at 12:30pm, Nov 20, presided over by Jon Roberts - Min., Gilbert CoC. Burial will be at Resthaven Cem. in Glendale, AZ.



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Evelyn Jean Gloria Paradies Luria

Luria, Evelyn Jean Gloria Paradies August 31, 1919 - October 30, 2010 Evelyn Jean Gloria Paradies was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and never lost her southern roots. Graduating from Duke University, she married Mervin Luria from Reading, Pennsylvania. They lived in Detroit and Buffalo before settling down in Beverly Hills. Ev was an avid golfer and bridge player. She loved her life, volunteering at Cedars Sinai Hospital and playing golf and cards. Completely deaf in her last years, she played a good bridge game until the end, surprising her partners because her memory was failing. She is survived by the family she loved, her two daughters, Andrea and Denise, and her grandchildren, Kate, Lily, Gabe and Tatiana. We love you, mom.




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WEBB, FRANK M. of San Diego 4/19/1952 to 11/8/2010 Memorial Service, 11:00 a.m. on 11/20 at Horton Grand. Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511




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KNOERNSCHILD, Father John, O.Carm. Died Nov. 14, 2010 in Naperville, IL. Visitation from 5 - 7pm and Mass of Christian Burial at 7pm on Friday, Nov. 19th at St. Jane Frances De Chantal Church, 13001 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606. Committal at Noon on Saturday, Nov. 20th at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. Fr. John was born in Los Angeles, CA, on Oct. 26, 1944. He entered the Carmelite Order in 1962 and was ordained a priest on May 23, 1970. Among his assignments: teacher at Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, IL; teacher, counselor, Principal and President at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, CA; Counselor at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, IL; Vocation Director for the Carmelite western region; and Director of the National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, IL. He is survived by his mother, Mary, his brother Joseph, and his sisters Jean Campbell and Joan Knoernschild. Memorials in honor of Fr. John Knoernschild may be made to the Society of the Little Flower, 1313 Frontage Road, Darien, IL, 60561, or the Carmelite Mission Office, 8501 Bailey Road, Darien, IL, 60561. Holy Cross Mortuary 310-836-5500



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Florence Carwile

FLORENCE JUNE CARWILE 99, a lifetime resident of Corona, CA, passed away Nov. 12, 2010, just 6 weeks before her 100th birthday. She was born Dec. 27, 1910 in Corona, CA, daughter of Luther and Nettie (Anderson) Patton . She graduated from Corona High School in 1927, after which she attended Riverside Junior College, and went on for one year to the School of Business Efficiency. Florence worked as a Secretary for Security Investments Co., in Riverside, CA, for 10 years. She married Joel Allen Carwile in 1932, and had 3 children. Florence returned to work in 1952, at Lemon Products in Corona, division of Sunkist Growers. She retired after 24 years on 12/27/1975. During her retirement she belonged to the Women\'s Improvement Club, where she served as President in 1984-1985, the Pocahontas Lodge (a division of the Red Men), and the Adventure Club of Corona. She was a talented pianist and served many organizations as musician, as well as two local churches. She gave freely of her time and talent to anyone who asked. Florence delivered Meals On Wheels for 17 years. She was also an avid bridge player for 40 plus years. She loved spending time with her family, preparing all holiday meals well into her eighties. She began a tradition of renting a beach house every summer, and inviting over the entire family. She will be missed. Surviving are her three children, William "Bill" Allen Carwile, Mary Ann Carwile -Swift, and Judith "Judy" (Dennis) Carwile - Smith; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 5 Great great grandchildren . Services will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Pastor J.T. Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, California. To sign the online guest book, go to



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Frances Faye Slover

Frances Faye Slover 3-1-24 - 11-17-10 Frances passed away at the age of 86. She was born in Monroe, Monroe County, Ark. She was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses' on March 20th, 1966 and attended the Hillcrest Congregation in Yuba City. She is survived by 3 daughters by her 1st husband, Eugene Blount: Doris Pettet, Jerry Jackson and Joyce LeBlount; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren. Services will be held Sat., at 2:00pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 650 N. George Washington Blvd, YC. Brother Bill Green from Napa will be officiating. Send Condolences at



Francisca Lugo "Bancha" Perez

Francisca Lugo Perez "Bancha" was preceded in death by her loving husband Alejandro D. Perez and siblings, Manuel Lugo, Minerva Carancho and Maria L. Yzeta. Francisca was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She passed away peacefully at her home on November 12, 2010 in the company of her daughter/caregiver (Sylvia)., Born in Brownsville, Texas on June 17, 1930 to Pedro Lugo and Maria Flores, she was 80 years of age. She resided in Hanford for the past 49 years., During her youth Francisca was a very hard field worker, discipline of the hard work learned on the family home stayed with her throughout life. She enjoyed being a housewife, gardening, selling at the swap sales, dining at La Fiesta restaurant, cooking excellent meals and making tamales for the Christmas holiday. Her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Francisca has left a lasting impression on the family with her funny sense of humor. She was loved by so many and those who knew her will suffer a tremendous loss., Francisca is survived by her sons; Alex Perez Jr., Hector Perez and Jesus L. Barrozo, daughters; Sanjuana L. Barrozo, Yolanda Ramirez, Sylvia Reyna, Marta Poe and Gloria Pravongviengkham, 33 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren., Visitation will be on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a rosary at 11:00 a.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.



Francisco (Frank) Bautista

FRANCISCO (FRANK) BAUTISTA SEP 3, 1920 getlogo,"EM1453"Frank Bautista passed away peacefully on Nov. 12 at Doctors Medical Center. He was 90. Born in San Leandro, CA, he lived in Modesto 40 years. He was a combat, veteran, and a retired high school teacher, in Tracy, CA. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathleen Schneider Bautista, and their children, Mark Bautista, of Salinas, CA, Andrea Duke, of Modesto, Celine Bautista, of Modesto, Paula Bautista, of New York City, Sean Bautista, of Reedley, CA, Melanie McFarland, of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Lance Bautista, of Modesto; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Rosary will be held at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 704 12th St., Modesto, 4-7pm, Sun., Nov. 21st. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Joseph's Church, 1813 Oakdale Rd., Modesto, 9:30am, Mon., Nov. 22nd. Reception following at church hall. Burial at San Joaquin Valley Nat'l Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Rd., Santa Nella, 95322, 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Modesto Gospel Mission, 1400 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto 95354.



Frank Higuera

Frank David Higuera, Resident of San Jose, A native Californian, was born in Gilroy on April 15, 1913 and lived in San Jose most of his life. He served in the US Army Air Corps in, and had a very strong sense of patriotism, often wearing his favorite Air Corps cap. He loved music and sang and played in bands, most recently this last April at the age of 97. Gifted with a great sense of humor he loved telling jokes to all ages. He particularly enjoyed gardening and travel., He survived Mae, the love of his life, to whom he was married for over fifty years. Frank is survived by a sister, Hortense, who turned 99 on the day he passed away, by nieces Yvonne, Marlene Carol, and Gail by his grandnephew, Mark. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends., There will be a viewing 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, November 21st at Lima Family Mortuary, 710 Willow Street, San Jose. A 10:30 AM Mass will be held on Monday, November 22nd at Sacred Heart Church, 325 Willow Street in San Jose, immediately followed by internment at Oak-Hill Memorial Park, 300 Cutner Avenue, San Jose. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.



Fred Rutledge

Fred Rutledge, 85, of Arroyo Grande, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, in an Arroyo Grande Hospital. He was born in October 1925 in Chicago, Ill., and later moved and attended school in New York City. He joined the, in 1943 and retired after 20 years of service, mostly in Naval Intelligence. He then worked for Grumman Aircraft as an artist/illustrator for another 20 years. He designed the logo for the F-14 Tomcat aircraft and helped make training films for pilots. He later worked on plans for the lunar module used by the astronauts on the Moon. Fred is survived by his companion, Ginnie Howells; daughters Lynn Rutledge of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sheryl Rutledge of Washington D.C.; and sons Barry Rutledge of Palm Beach, Fla., and Robert Rutledge of New Jersey. At his request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place under arrangements by the Neptune Society.



Frederick Richard Meier

Fred R. Meier, a pioneering advocate of computer technology, passed away Thursday, November 11th, 2010 in Mountain View. Proud to be a native Californian, Fred was born in Petaluma and resided in Sunnyvale. He is a direct descendant of Nancy Graves, a survivor of the Donner Party. Fred graduated from St. Vincent High School in Petaluma with the Class of '52. He is an alumnus of the University of San Francisco, where he received an academic/ football scholarship. During college, he met the love of his life, Claudette Cauhape, a graduate of Lone Mountain College. Through 52 years, they shared marriage, family, work and many beautiful memories. Fred was the devoted patriarch of his extended family, leaving his wife and four children, Jeanne (Chris) Leonard, Susan Meier, Julie (Ted Weiswasser) Leonhard and Stephen (Jane Sun) Meier; as well as two grandchildren, Julian and Lauren. Surviving sisters Donna Diehl, Janet (Kelly) Nimtz, and Kathy (Jim) Olson, have expanded his family to eight nephews and nieces and 14 grand-nephews and nieces. He is following his predeceased granddaughter, Jillian, and his newly departed brother-in-law, Bob Diehl, to heaven. Fred began his 30 year career working for the Burroughs Corporation in 1956 as a sales representative and successfully sold early computer models to banking and government institutions. His career advanced through positions in sales and product management, until ultimately he became group president in 1981. His last position as Vice President of Imaging Systems led to the automation of check imaging throughout the world. Fred had a strong vision about the future of computing in which the convergence of data, computation and communication would lead to the smart phones we utilize today. He was a strong champion for open computer standards and interoperability. Fred served on the National Advisory Committee of the, 's School of Engineering and on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the Corporation for Open Systems. He was a member of the Advisory Council of USF's McLaren College of Business and the Economic Club of Detroit. Being active was important to Fred and he pursued many interests. From fishing to golfing, gardening, traveling around the world, walking his dog Molly, and cooking holiday feasts, he shared these interests, especially University of Michigan football, with a great number of family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. A Graveside Service will be held in the Donner Party Family site at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery on Monday, November 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or a charity of choice.




GARCIA, Rudy 6/4/1931-11/13/2010 Rudy Michael Garcia passed away on 11/13/10 at his home in Homeland California. 




Gary Bruce Konowitz 7/14/43-11/13/10 Gary deeply loved his family, as they did him. He was passionate about fast cars, world travel, hiking, and movies. Gary was determined in all facets of life big and small, and he refused to give up no matter the struggle. Life will not be as sweet without him. Please join his wife of 28 years, Helen, and his son, Michael in celebrating his life FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, at 2 PM at Las Camelias Restaurant, 912 Lincoln, San Rafael Please RSVP (415) 456-2132




BAYES, GERTRUD E. Mrs. Gertrud E. Bayes, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2010. She was born December 28, 1934 in Heidelberg, Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband William E. Bayes in October 2009. She is survived by her children, Thomas Totoris and wife Eleanor of Corrales, NM, Martina Snyder of San Marcos, CA, Ursula Antinelli and husband Tom of San Jose, CA, Charles Totoris and wife Carmen of San Antonio, TX, Michael Totoris and wife Wendy of San Antonio, TX, Victor Totoris and wife Michelle of Carlsbad, CA, Martha McCallop and husband Keith, Philadelphia, PA, Carol Furtado and husband Mike of Roseville, CA and Holly St. Andrews of Gloversville, NY; numerous grandchildren; brothers, Bruno Stottmeister and Wilfred Gembe, both of Heidelberg, Germany. The visitation will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Sunset North Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The graveside service and interment will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, please log on to www., Arrangements are with: Sunset North Funeral Home 910 North Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX 78232 210-495-7770



Gary Lee Macomber

Gary Lee Macomber 1995 - 2010 Gary Lee Macomber was born January 6th 1955, in Sunnyside Washington. His family moved to Bakersfield in 1957. As a young boy he loved playing baseball, he played JBA and played for North High School. He always dreamt of being a pro ball player. He played for the National Softball Association and was awarded MVP and is presently in the Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. The love of sports was always a big part of his life. He loved the Cowboys, Angels, and Lakers. One of his greatest joys was watching or playing sports with his lifelong friends. Gary worked for many local trucking companies and was a teamster Union member. Gary went to work for B&D Trucking in 1992 and became owner in 2002. Throughout those years he developed wonderful friendships with people at the post offices. While at work, Gary always had a smile and a kind word and a big heart. Gary had a love for country music and never passed a slot machine he didn't love. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Macomber and his mother, Norma Macomber. He is survived by his wife Annette; son, Jason; his daughters, Jamie and Shelly; loving grandchildren, Ashley, Izan, Kristan, and Alton; sister, Judie and Tommy Arriola of Stockton; nephews, Kevin Garbe of Sacramento, Chris Arriola of Stockton, Nick and Amber Arriola; great nephew, Camron Arriola of Vacaville; and Gary's Uncle Richard Macomber of Moses Lake, Washington. Gary will be missed by many who loved him dearly. Viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 18th, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., with a Chapel service on Friday, Nov. 19th, 2:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary, 2739 Panama Lane, Bakersfield.



Genevieve Tracy

Genevieve Tracy, 90, of Redding died Tuesday at Golden Living Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



George F. Kitt

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.,



George FISH

FISH, George Born January 13, 1922 in Los Angeles, CA, died peacefully surrounded by family and caregivers on November 15, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Madeline, his son and daughter-in-law Larry and Kathi; his grandchildren Erin, Cory (Pamela) and Staci; his great-grandchildren Leah, Elijah and Ava, and his sister Marion Shapiro. The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to his caregiver Bernadette Silva and to Madeline's caregiver, Effie Castillo. He will be laid to rest on Thursday, Novemebr 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (800) 576-1994.



George Leon Abbott

George Leon Abbott, 84, of Redding died Tuesday at Creekside Manor in Redding. Arrangements are pending at the Neptune Society of Northern California in Chico (345-7200). 



Gertrude Chiolero

Former Redding resident Gertrude Chiolero, 89, of Vacaville died Nov. 8 at Vaca Valley Hospital in Vacaville. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



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Harmon, Lucille "Lu"

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Lucille "Lu" Harmon, 79 RANCHO SANTA FE -- Lucille "Lu" Harmon passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010. She was born April 27, 1932 in ..... 



Harnam Kaur Chohan

Harnam Kaur Chohan 95, of Yuba City passed away November 16, 2010 at her residence. Born July 6, 1915 in Pakistan, she was a Yuba Sutter resident for 34 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Tierra Buena Sikh Temple. Survivors include sons: Kunden S. Chohan, Nachhattar S. Chohan, Iqbal S. Chohan, Makhan S. Chohan, Sulkhan S. Chohan; daughters: Jaswant K. Shoker and Surinder K. Randhawa; brother, Sudhagar S. Gill; sister, Bhan K. Athwal; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 10 great- great grandchildren. Prayer services will start at 11:00 am Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Ullrey Memorial Chapel with Giani Pritam Singh officiating. Final Prayers and Cremation will follow at Ullrey Memorial Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Send Condolences at



Harold Ray Lackey

Harold Ray Lackey November 30, 1943 - November 14, 2010 Family and friends will be gathering for a memorial service honoring Harold Lackey at Mish Funeral Home, 120 Minner Ave., Oildale, CA on Saturday, November 20, at 1:00 p.m. Viewing is scheduled for one hour prior to the service. Harold was born November 30, 1943 to his parents Ernest and Mildred Lackey in Orange, CA. He passed away suddenly on November 14, 2010 at the age of 66. He was a reliable hard working employee of Coast Gas for 15 years and worked for the last 6 years for EIU. He and his wife of 46 years, Ida, enjoyed camping with family and friends. He was an avid fisherman enjoying times at the aqueduct and Lake Isabella with his best friend John. He even tried raising his own worms. He enjoyed gambling and his trips to Tachi Palace. He also enjoyed going to the races with his son Steve and grandson Josh as their Pitman. He was also affectionately known as "Grumpy Bear" to the younger people around him. Harold was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Joyce Burrell. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ida; sisters, Pat Roberts and Linda Ogburn; sons, Brandon and his wife Michelle, and Steve and his wife Sandra; grandchildren, Justin Lackey, Erin Lackey, and Josh Wolford; and many friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who had the opportunity to know and love him.



Harold W. Ray

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,,



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Helen English Burns

Helen English Burns, passed away on November 17, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born to William P. and Delia Connelly Ward on September 26, 1923 in Detroit, Mich,, where she lived for 21 years. In 1944, she married her true love, Frank English and moved to New York, residing in New Rochelle and Rye Brook. Throughout the years Helen volunteered for many organizations. She was a member of Wykagyl Country Club and Larchmont Shore Club. She was very devoted to raising her children. Helen attended Cathedral High School in Detroit, Michigan. Helen was predeceased by her husbands, Frank E. English and J. Robert Burns; by her granddaughter, Margaret Mara Noonan; her sisters, Delia, Dorothy and Gertrude; and her parents. She is survived by her children, Frank E. English (Micaela), Mary Dee Merrell (Partrick), Jerry P. English (Lorraine), Helen Ann Noonan (John), Kevin W. English (Elizabeth) and Elizabeth D. English. She is survived by 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grand-children and many nieces and nephews. Her children and grand-children were so blessed to have such a kind and loving mother and grandmother throughout their lives. All who knew Helen loved her giggle, her humor and her love of life; she will be dearly missed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 19, at the Church of the Resurrection Rye, NY at 11 a.m., burial immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Neuro-Oncology Research Fund, Dr. Lisa De'Anglis 1275 York Ave. Room C732, New York, NY 10065. Donations may be made in the name of Margaret Noonan or Helen Burns.



Henry C. Romiski

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,, 455-7700., , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.



Henry Dawson

Henry Dawson, 82, of Redding died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



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MEESE, ILA Ila (Barkie) Meese was born in Canada on April 17, 1922. She grew up in Lebanon, Oregon. She became a registered nurse and joined the, . As a lieutenant working in the hospital during World War II, she took care of a young injured soldier, George (Bob) Meese, who would later become her husband. They settled in the San Diego area where their son and daughter were born. Barkie worked along side her husband in their store, Meese's Market, for many years. She belonged to Bonita Golf Club and loved playing golf. She and Bob also loved playing bridge. She became a born again Christian and was very involved in the evangelistic ministry at Skyline Wesleyan Church. She had the privilege of leading many people to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. She taught Sunday School for many years and also loved teaching Catholic Bible Studies. Bob and Barkie enjoyed a wonderful retirement of travel and spending time with friends and family. Up until her illness four years ago, she never stopped sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Barkie was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Barbara. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bob Meese, her son, Brent Meese, her daughter-in-law, Nancy Meese, her granddaughter, Sarah Wood, her sister Iola Brown, and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Diego Hospice. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Sweetwater Community Church, 5305 Sweetwater Road, Bonita, CA 91902.



Imogene Martin

Imogene Thomas Martin passed away on Nov. 16, at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, after a severe heart attack., Born in Lebanon, Ind., to Joseph and Olive Thomas, Imogene married Merl Martin, the local war hero, in Rockville, Ind., in 1944., She enjoyed the life of a military wife, living in Indiana, Texas, Japan and California. She spent most of her working life as a school secretary for the Vacaville and Pioneer school districts. She particularly enjoyed "training" the various principals with whom she worked., Imogene was predeceased by her parents; loving husband, Merl; and brothers, Joseph and Robert., She is survived by her twin sister, Inez of Tuscon, Ariz., sister, Lucille of Westchester, Ohio; daughter, Lynn Recknagel (Tom) of Fairfield, Calif.; son, Sam Martin; grandson, Carl Lafreniere; and great-grandson, Michael Lafreniere, all of Vacaville, Calif.; grandson, Shayne Recknagel of Eugene, Ore.; granddaughter, Cristen Malia (Gavin); and great-grandsons, Seamus and Cooper Malia, all of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews., Some of Imy's favorite pastimes over the years included softball, bowling and bridge. She was very devoted to her twin sister Inez and loved celebrating their birthdays together, with Imy often commenting on being "the youngest" twin and the "left-handed one." A longtime Giants fan, she spent many enjoyable hours watching the games with her son, Sam, and was able to cheer her team on as they won the World Series. Go Giants!, A private service is planned with the family. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to donate to Meals on Wheels of Solano County, 95 Marina Center, Suisun City, CA 94585.,



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Ivy "Michelle" Birbragher

Age 38, most recently of Apple Valley, CA, passed away November 15, 2010. She was the only child born to Boris and Elpidia Birbragher on April 28, 1972 in Panama. She was raised in the South Bay and attended schools in San Pedro, CA. She had a huge heart for family, friends and life. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Michelle fearlessly fought her battle with cancer for 2 years before going home to Jesus. She is survived by the love of her life and caregiver, Jorge; her daughter, Karina; her parents, Boris and Elpidia; her in-laws, Jorge and Graciela and their family; many nieces and nephews; and her godchildren whom she cherished. Services will be held November 19, 2010 with a viewing from 11:00am - 1:45pm followed by a memorial service at 3:00 pm. All services held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA. Please sign the guest book at




November 1, 1955 - November 14, 2010 Jim is so loved and will be missed by all. Jim is survived by his loving companion, Becky Corriea; daughter, Jamie Foltz (John); his son, James Foltz, Jr. (Sahrah); his parents, Jerry and Pat Schmidt; siblings, Steve (Barbara), Suzie (Paul), and John (Debbie); 10 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim's passion's in life were his family, his dog, deer hunting and Nascar #24. Jim set his calendar of life for "opening day of deer season", which he spent with his best friend and brother John and his son JJ. Jim was an original member and retiree of the Manuel Victor Motorcycle Club. Jim graduated from Atwater High School in 1973, and was the owner/operator of a business in Merced for the past three decades. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at this Ain't Your Momma's Church, (Christian Life Center), 650 East Olive Avenue, Merced, Ca.Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.




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MRS. JOANNIE C. COVARUBIAS, 33, of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 12, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 




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LALAS SR., JOHN Q. November 15, 2010 John Q. Lalas, Sr. passed away on November 15, 2010 of lung cancer. His second wife, Belen, was by his side and all of his children were able to let him know that they loved him. John is survived by Belen and his three children Maria, Marie and John Jr. Viewing is at Glenn Abbey's "little lodge" in Bonita, CA on Thursday, November 18th, from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be on Friday, November 19th at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bonita, CA.




PORTALES, JOSE H. 11/22/1941 - 11/14/2010 Visit: Sat. 11/20, 4PM-Midnight at Legacy Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel 7043 University Ave., La Mesa




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LE MAIRE, Jack July 1, 1911-October 18, 2010 Services Saturday, November 20, 2010, 12:30 P.M., Forest Lawn Mortuary, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., L.A., CA 90068.



James Bird

James D. Bird James D. Bird born on Sept. 8, 1937 joined his on true love Bernice, on Nov. 14, 2010. He passed away due to complications from a variety of illnesses. He was born in San Francisco to Herbert and Hazel Gates. His family moved to Lodi where he went to high school and met Bernice. After they married, they moved back to San Francisco where Jim worked in the electrical industry and they raised two sons, Richard and Dennis. Later they moved to San Carlos where Jim loved to entertain friends and family by the pool. He also was a true 49er faithful, enjoying tailgate parties with friends for 40 plus years. Jim is preceded in death by his sister Veronica(Dolly) Grey and is survived by his brother Richard, daughter in law Kathleen, three grandsons, Brett, Kevin, Eric and several nieces and nephews. Jim is loved and will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held on Friday Nov. 19th at 11 am in the Newall Chapel of CYPRESS LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA.



James Ellsworth Morris

Jim passed away surrounded by his loving family Nov 11, 2010. His damaged heart from a previous heart attack could not take the stress of losing his beloved wife, Glenna August 29th after 64 years of marriage. James was born April 2, 1928 to Alta and James in Los Angeles, CA. After serving in the US Army during, , James and Glenna moved to Sonoma County rearing five generations. Jim worked as an auto mechanic for GK Hardt and later Niles Buick until his retirement 18 years ago. He leaves his much loved children Victoria (Lewis), Linda (Michael, deceased), Norma (Steve), and Charles (Sharon). His adored six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; two sisters and one uncle. Services at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave. Santa Rosa. Saturday, November 20th 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Veteran's Patio (weather permitting) or the Chapel. Reception following at his son's Charles house.



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James L. Kerr Jr.

James L. Kerr Jr., 74, of Redding died Sunday at Windsor Redding Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).



James Leslie "Llew" Llewellyn

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 MacArthur

Today the world mourns the loss of internationally known actor, family man, and humble human being, James Gordon MacArthur. He passed on October 28, 2010, at the age of 72, with his family by his side. James was born on December 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, Calif. and raised in a theatre atmosphere by his parents, the First Lady of the American stage, Helen Hayes and noted playwright Charles MacArthur residing at their home, "Pretty Penny", on the bank of the Hudson River in Nyack, N.Y. As an actor, James had three strong separate careers, Live Stage, Movies and Television. His early work earned him a nomination in the Most Promising Newcomer category at the 1958 BAFTA awards. During summer breaks from Harvard he made "The Light in the Forest" and "Third Man on the Mountain" for Walt Disney. In 1959 and 1960, he made both "Kidnapped" and "Swiss Family Robinson" for Disney and made his Broadway debut playing Aaron Jablonski opposite Jane Fonda in "Invitation to a March" which won him the 1961 Theatre World Award for Best New Actor. He then appeared in "Under the Yum Yum Tree", "The Moon Is Blue", "John Loves Mary", "Barefoot in the Park" and "Murder at the Howard Johnson's" before returning to Hollywood to star in such movies as "The Interns", "Spencer's Mountain", "The Truth About Spring" with Haley Mills, and "Cry of Battle". In 1968 producer Leonard Freeman cast him as Detective Dan Williams of Hawaii 5-0, who will be forever tied to the phrase "Book 'em Dano!" After 11 years as Detective Dan Williams, he returned to the live stage in "The Hasty Heart" with Caroline Lagerfelt", "The Front Page", a play written by his father Charles MacArthur, "A Bed full of Foreigners" and then played Mortimer in the national tour of "Arsenic and Old Lace" with Jean Stapleton, Marion Ross, and Larry Storch. In 2001, James was honored with his own star along the Walk of Fame in Palm Springs, California. In 2003, the fourth annual "Film in Hawaii "Award was bestowed upon him and Hawaii Five-O. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored James with a Gold Circle Award for 50 years of outstanding contributions to the medium in 2008. He leaves behind his wife of over 25 years, Helen Beth ("H.B" Duntz, former LPGA touring pro); four children, Charles P. MacArthur (Jenny), Mary McClure (Kevin), Juliette Rappaport (Kurt), James D. MacArthur; and seven grandchildren, Ruby Johnstone, Riley Kea MacArthur, Ford and Daisy McClure, Jake, Luke, and Julia Rappaport. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation, West Haverstraw, N.Y., The Solebury School MOM Fund, New Hope, Penn., Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church, Palm Desert, Calif. and the Hawaii Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii. A funeral service was held at St. Ann's Church in Nyack, N.Y., on November 6, 2010. Services will be held at 1:30 PM, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Palm Desert Presbyterian Church, HWY 74, Palm Desert, CA. A Memorial service will be held in Honolulu in January.



James Robert Hesse

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.



Janet R. Lazzaro

October 27, 1939 -, November 11, 2010, Janet R. Lazzaro, 71, passed away Thursday at her son's house in Fairfield following a year-long bout with cancer., Jan was born in Pittsburgh, PA, lived in Hanford, Calif. for several years in the 90's., Janet worked as a secretary at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford and later at Mt. George Elementary School in Napa before retiring in 2007., Janet is survived by her daughter's, Linda Lazzaro, Sharon (Robert) Alumbaugh and Monique Lazzaro; sons, Mark (Patricia) Lazzaro, Chris Lazzaro and Joseph Lazzaro; a sister, Betty Ostrowski; brothers, Henry and James Kownacki and Ronald Kane; his grandchildren, Anthony, Catherine, Theresa and Dominic Lazzaro and Tristan and Joshua Alumbaugh., Burial was held today at 1 p.m., in the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford., Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel in Benicia, Calif.



Janice Lynne (Barnes) Miller

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 Hart

Jeanne Hart passed away peacefully at her home November 15, 2010 in Gridley, Ca. She was born September 7, 1941 in Texas and grew up in California. She came to Gridley and spent her life involved in the community she loved. She was very active in civic affairs as a board member and treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years and Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. She, along with Kaleidoscope was instrumental in keeping music in the Gridley school system. She was a founding member of FOCUS which supports the children of Butte County. She was twice president of Quota Club and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was honored by the community as Woman of the Year in 1992. She was awarded the Presidents Choice Award from the Chamber of Commerce in 2008. There was never a project that any organization held that Jeanne's heart and hand was not a part of. She was the business owner of Butte View Bookkeeping, Realty and Property Management, and for the past 25 years owner and operator of Cottage Mercantile of downtown Gridley. Jeanne's passion for music and performing lead her to use her beautiful voice in local musicals and the Birdcage Theater productions. Jeanne a driving influence in many things in the community, and her smile and positive attitude will be missed by all who knew her. Jeanne is survived by her husband of 34 years, Les Hart, mother Marj VanDemark Webb, children, Richard Barney of Cameron Park, David Pollock of Truckee, Marjorie Wood of Gridley, four grandchildren, four stepchildren, David Reason, Judy Hart, Brad Hart, and Todd Hart. Memorial Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 400 Spruce Street in Gridley, Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to FOCUS or a choice of charity are suggested by the family. Send Condolences



Jennifer Leha (Doran) Lawson

Age 44, of Dillon Beach, CA, died November 6, 2010 at home with her brother Morgan Doran and partner-in-life Dale Holmes at her side. Born on November 12, 1965, Jennifer spent her childhood in Sutter Creek, CA and graduated from Amador High School in 1984. Leaving Amador County, Jennifer resided at Dillon Beach, attended Santa Rosa Jr. College and married Chris Lawson. Together they have two daughters Shelby and Giana. Jennifer spent many hours on her horse riding the Lawson family ranch. In 1986 Jennifer assumed management of Lawson's Livestock beef cattle and sheep ranch. She had an incredible passion for the land and compassion for animals that was reflected in the way she managed the ranch for 19 years. Everyone who knew Jennifer understood she possessed both the fortitude to manage the ranch with mud and manure on her boots and the spark to don the most fetching feminine attire. If someone needed help, Jennifer was always there to give more than she would want to receive. Jennifer's mettle was tested by many tragedies which she confronted with grit, grace and courage. First in 1996 she and Chris lost their son Colby, who died from complications shortly after birth. Then in 2003 Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer that she fought with treatment and successfully recovered. A change in life brought Jennifer together with her partner Dale Holmes of Dillon Beach. After sharing many happy years and memories together, Jennifer's cancer returned and metastasized to bring her life to closure. Jennifer is survived by her loving partner Dale Holmes; daughters Shelby Lawson and Giana Lawson both of Dillon Beach; brother Morgan Doran of Winters; father Patrick Doran of Sutter Creek, mother Carolene Wiser and step-father Willie Scheidt of Volcano; and her aunt Janie Pasalich of Rohnert Park. Jennifer and Dale have been dedicated members of the Rip City Riders, a non-profit charity motorcycle group based in Marin and Sonoma Counties. The group organizes numerous charity drives throughout each year with one major beneficiary selected annually. This year, Rip City Riders raised $50,000 for Hospice by the Bay in Jennifer's honor. It is Jennifer's wish that any donations in her memory be made to Rip City Riders to support their charitable causes. More information is available at Donations can be sent to Rip City Riders, PO Box 2970, Petaluma, CA 94953. In the spring of 2011, a Celebration of Jennifer's Life will be held in Tomales, CA. The celebration will be announced on the Rip City Riders website.



Jerrie Campbell Wisdom

Jerrie Campbell Wisdom, 2/12/1938-11/4/2010, Jerrie Campbell Wisdom was lead to heaven by angels on November 4, 2010 with her family gathered around her in Texas at the age of 72 years. She was born February 12, 1938 in Grandfield, Oklahoma. She married the love of her life, Don Campbell "Hoss" on June 3, 1955 in Clovis, New Mexico. In the late 1960's they moved to the Sacramento area, where she worked as a bookkeeper for many years. In 1995 after 40 years of a blessed marriage Hoss passed away. Jerrie continued living in Sacramento until 2000. She was blessed a second chance at love with Hayden Wisdom and they were married on June 10, 2000. The two would make Auburn their home for the next ten years. She was a devoted Christian and loved the Lord with all her heart., She is survived by her husband, Hayden; children, Mark, Rhonda, Michael; daughters-in-law, Evelyn, Kim; son in-law, Gary; brother, Joe Hudman; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; eight step-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews., Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Friday, November 19, 2010, 1 p.m. at Garden of Golden Memories, Sunset View Cemetery in Jackson., Condolences may be offered via e-mail to the family at



Jessie J. Sloan CASABIAN

CASABIAN, Jessie J. Sloan Former California resident Jessie Casabian passed away on Nov. 15th, 2010. Mrs. Casabian was employed for the state of Delaware for 15 years and retired from De La Warr State Service Center in late 90's. She was also a reporter for the L.A. Times. In the late 70's she came to Delaware to be with her family. She is survived by her sister, Betty Reeps of Greenville, SC; her grandchildren, John J. Pharis Jr. and wife Karen of Smyrna, DE, Dan Casabian of Temecula, CA, Amanda Eastburn of Newark, DE, Sandy Ohton, of Mira Loma, CA and William Pharis of Bear, DE; and nine great-grandchildren.



Jill Mc Pherson

Jill Mc Pherson, Resident of Sunnyvale, Passed on Nov. 10, at age 65. Beloved mother of Julie, Jena & Jodi.Sister to 6, many Grand and Great Grandchildren. Ceremony will be held Sat. Nov. 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of Flowers,900 S.2nd St., San Jose. Donations to Hospice of the Valley @ 4850 Union Ave in San Jose would be greatly appreciated.



JoAnn "Jo" Sedia

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John Anthony Canciamilla

John Anthony Canciamilla, 88, of Fairfield, Calif., died on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville., He was born on May 6, 1922, in San Jose, Calif., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697, 1850 W. Texas St.,,



John Michael Montelli

John Michael Montell, 63, passed away on November 14, 2010 in his home in Orland after a courageous six year battle with ALS. John was born May 5, 1947, in Calistoga to John and Serafina Montelli. Johnny attended school in Calistoga and after graduation in 1965 he enlisted in the, . His service duties included a tour in Viet Nam where he was wounded and received the, medal. After Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps. Johnny returned home to work for the family owned business, Montelli Construction. In 1970 he met the love of his life, Connie Wilson; they married January 29, 1971; they raised two wonderful sons, John Jr. and Nick. He was predeceased by his mother in 2009 and father in 1987. Along with his wife, children and grandchildren (Taylor and Holly), Johnny is survived by his sisters Toni Weems (Rod), Adele Martin (Donald), Celeste Navone (Andy) and brother Dan; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and extended family. Johnny loved the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and travelled extensively in pursuit of the next "big one". He and Connie realized their dream of living on a working ranch and raising cattle when they moved to Orland in 1999. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Helena Catholic Church, 1340 Tainter St., St. Helena, CA. A gathering to honor Johnny will follow at the Native Sons Hall, Spring St., St. Helena. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Johnny's memory to The Field of Dreams (guided hunts for disabled veterans) P.O. Box 844, Colusa, CA 95932. The Montelli family thanks you for your support. Arrangements are cared for by: MORRISON FUNERAL CHAPEL SERVING THE NAPA VALLEY, 707-963-3536



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Jovita S. Alvarez

Jovita S. Alvarez, one of the founders of the Golden Valley Health Centers, died Saturday, but memories about her will remain alive among thousands of people that she touched during her lifetime. Alvarez, 79, was ill and died of natural causes. She was born in McAllen, Texas. In the summer of 1966 she moved to California, along with her husband, eight children and her parents. All 12 of them moved halfway across the country in a station wagon. "We ended up in Merced, our station wagon stopped here," said Estevan Alvarez, the second-youngest son.



Joyce Marilyn Kitay Ph.D.

Kitay, Joyce Marilyn September 22, 1934 - November 13, 2010 A psychologist and family and marriage counselor, died November 13, 2010 in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles, California. She is survived by her husband, Jerry; son, Chad; daughter, Jill Pargoe and 2 grandchildren. Visitation 12 to 1:00 p.m. Sun., Nov. 21, 2010 at Borthwick Mortuary; graveside services and burial 2:00 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Hon., HI.



Juli Entwistle

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



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KARR, Frieda

KARR, Frieda May 14, 1916 - November 6, 2010 Frieda Karr died of lung cancer at Serenity House at the age of 94. Her daughter Lauren was by her side. We are very grateful to the staff at Serenity House and encourage donations.




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MILLIGAN, LENA M. July 23, 1926 to Nov. 10, 2010 Lena was born in Boswell, PA as the 6th of 7 children. She wed her handsome sailor in 1943, and spent many happy years following him while he served his country. She made new friends wherever she was, and made sure they became old friends. An old fashioned good cook and devoted wife and mother, Lena will be missed by the big world she created around her. Lena was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings. Her loving husband, Frank, went to Heaven in 1980. Lena is survived by her children, Carol Ann (Dennis) and Randy, three grandsons, Scott (Shauna), Andy (Kristie) and Jeremy, and five great-grandchildren, Micah, Mia, Leo, Cameron and Logan. Memorial gifts may be sent to Westview Bible Church, 587 Delaware St. Imperial Beach, CA. 91932. She is at peace with our Lord, but she left a hole in our hearts. We love you, Nana.




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ADVENTURER Penny was born in Livermore, CA on February 7, 1945 and passed peacefully from this life in her Cressey home on November 14, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Penny was an adventurer and never met a stranger. Penny is proceeded in death by her parents: John & Juanita Crain, brothers: Lewis Crain, Danny Crain, Steve Crain and son: Jack Crain. She is survived by sons: Donovan Koehn and David Crain, and siblings: Johnny Crain, Phillip Crain, Vivian Crain and Barbara Amaya. Penny was grand-mother to 7 grand children and 1 great grandchild. Family and friends are invited to attend services on November 20, at 11:30 am at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater, CA. with a potluck immediately following at 9929 Canal St, Cressey, CA. A special thanks to Hinds Hospice and Wilson Family Funeral Chapel.




Louise Walk died peacefully on Monday, November 8 in Paso Robles, California. Louise was born in Ontario, California on March 28, 1917. She was delivered in the family home on the dining room table by her father, Dr. Calvert Emmons. She attended elementary and junior high school in Ontario and was known as a girl who loved school. She was spunky, spirited, athletic and a real "tomboy." While a freshman at Chaffey High School, Louise approached a handsome boy at a football game. That moment would change her life forever. Louise and Bill Walk dated through high school and attended USC together. She was involved in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and many campus organizations. Bill and Louise were also voted "Campus Couple of USC" by their peers. Following their marriage and while at USC law school, Bill was called to serve his country. As a Navy officer, the couple moved to Norfolk, Virginia where their first child, Barbara, was born. Following this assignment, the family was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the close of




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Larry Wayne Clymer

Larry Wayne Clymer, 12/28/1948 - 11/1/2010, Larry Wayne Clymer, beloved husband and father, passed away at the age of 61 on November 1, 2010 after a courageous battle with heart disease and cancer., He was born December 28, 1948 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Wayne and Golda Clymer., Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4450 Granite Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677. Condolences may be offered at



Lavonne McLellan Bullis

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Lennart K. (Lenny) Ostberg

Lenny Ostberg, 77, of Vacaville, passed away on Oct. 23, in Washington., He was born in Erie, Pa., on June 28, 1933., His parents and brothers moved from Sweden to the United States right before he was born and he is the first from his family born a United States citizen. He served in the Navy when he turned 19 and was married at age 20 to his loving wife, Shirley Ostberg, for 56 years., Many people knew him from his 35 years in auto sales throughout Solano county. Lenny loved fishing and had shared that love with all his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed his weekly poker night with the guys, but, was happiest at home spending time with family and friends. He loved to barbecue and would always try working out new recipes., Lenny is survived by his wife, Shirley Ostberg; children, Lynnette Ostberg of Stanwood, Wash., Lora Ostberg of Stanwood, Wash., Terrie (Ken) Stout of Paynes Creek, Calif., Eric (Kelly) Ostberg of West Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Zach Shewmaker, Leif (Sabrina) Ostberg, William Kinder, Amber Stout, Jesse (Heather) Kinder, Brandie (Paul) Gilfillan, Brette Stout and Heather Ostberg and 11 great-grandchildren., A ceremony to celebrate his life will be held on Friday Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville, with reception to follow immediately after at Pietro's No. 2, 679 Merchant St., Vacaville., Visit his memorial Web site at http://tribute.perfect,



Leslie Ann Giffin (In Memoriam)

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Letta E. Porter

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Lillian H. McConnell

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Lloyd Bruce Rayworth

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



Lloyd Clayton Land

Lloyd Clayton Land July 25, 1956 - November 14, 2010 Lloyd C. Land, 54, of Bakersfield, passed on November 14, 2010. A viewing for Mr. Land will be Friday, Nov. 19, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Beloved Care, 115 18th St., with a meditation from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10:00 a.m. at The People's Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 Madison. For additional information call (661) 631-2825. Services Entrusted to: Beloved Care Funeral Service



Lloyd and Lorna Schine Jr.

Lloyd Vernon Schine, Jr & Lorna Ros Schine Lloyd Vernon Schine, Jr. May 21, 1951 ~ November 11, 2010 Lorna Ros Schine May 26, 1951 ~ November 11, 2010 Residents of Pleasant Hill, Lloyd and Lorna, both age 59, passed away following a tragic car accident on November 11, 2010. Lloyd was born in San Francisco to the late Mabel and Lloyd Schine, Sr. Lorna was born in Manila to the late Josefina and Jaimie Ros. Lloyd was an esteemed educator for over thirty years and Lorna held a successful career in social services for over twenty years. Lloyd and Lorna are lovingly survived by Lloyd's son Lloyd Schine, III; Lorna's children Darlene Waga and Carl Chan; son-in-law Mel Waga; daughter-in-law Cri Campbell-Schine; grandson EJ Chan and the Schine twin boys to be. Traveling and entertaining were passions they shared and all can say without hesitation that they took advantage of every moment of their lives, traveling and experiencing the world. They were generous, loving individuals and their absence will leave a void far greater than words can express. Friends and family are invited to a Visitation and Rosary at Ouimet Brothers, 4125 Clayton Rd. in Concord on Monday, Nov. 22nd, from 5-7 p.m. with a Vigil at 7 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at Christ the King Church, 199 Brandon Rd. in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, at 10:30 a.m. Ouimet Bros. (925) 682-4242



Lois Roseen White

Lois Roseen "Rose" White, 90, was born in March 1920, to Charles and Maud (Emerick) Lucas in Williamstown, W. Va. and passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Oregon. She was a long time resident of Cambria from 1983 to 2009. She started the Women''s Republican Club in Cambria, was a docent at Hearst Castle, organized fashion shows held at the Cambria Pines Lodge, worked in the Chamber of Commerce, and worked at Jean''s Fashions while she lived in Cambria with her husband Milton White. During World War II Rose worked as an A1 welder, a Singer Sewing Instructor and sales at the Pomona Chamber of Commerce. Rose married Milton White in 1950 and together they raised 3 children. Rose is survived by daughters Lois Tulleners of Tidewater, Ore., Lora Feaster of Alta Loma, Calif.; son, Steve White of Pinon Hills, Calif.; sister, Virginia Louk of Woodsworth, Ohio; and 2 grandchildren, Renee Rose White and Jason White. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years. Rose''s final resting place will be next to her husband at Forest Lawn in Covina Hills, Calif. Graveside services will be at 12pm, Friday, November 19, 2010.



Lopez, Cecelia

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Cecelia Lopez Its been two years since you joined my brother, Junior. I know he was waiting with open arms as he" RAN" to .....



Louie Boer

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Louis R. Klement

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Louise Noriega

Louise Noriega November 16, 1908 - November 16, 2010 Louise Noriega entered this world November 16, 1908 and 102 years later on her birthday departed. She is now with the Lord she loved so much, her beloved husband, family and dear friends celebrating the day. Louise was born in San Luis Obispo, CA, to parents, Rachel and William Rosenhahn. The family moved to Bakersfield 3 years later, where Louise would reside the rest of her life. She was an only child, unspoiled, loving, kind, and thoughtful. After graduating from Bakersfield High School (Kern Co. Union High), she attended Lufkins Business College, and then entered the work field. Not for long though, for she soon met the handsome, Frank Noriega, the love of her life. They were married in 1930 and would spend 63 years together until his passing in 1993. Louise and Frank were blessed with two daughters, Marilyn and Frances (Sancy), whom they doted on and gave a beautiful life. Louise was active in the girls' lives, working tirelessly for St. Joseph's Church and school in the mother's club and many various ways. She could make the most beautiful floral crowns for the Blessed Mother Mary. They were truly works of art. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, always setting an example of love, kindness and generosity. As an accomplished cook, she planned many dinners for family and friends and could make an angel food cake that stood over a foot high, amazing everyone. Louise was an avid reader, bridge player and shopper, and did all with great vigor. Her love for chocolate was only surpassed by her love for bacon and eggs. Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Judge Frank Noriega; parents, Rachel and William Rosenhahn; and son-in-law, Willard Kitchen. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Kitchen and Frances (Sancy) Dawson and husband, Jess; grandchildren, Kati Galuppo and husband, Lou, Judy Canchola and husband, Michael, and Jim Dawson; great-grandchildren, Matt and Mia Galuppo, Josh McCormick and wife, Tracy, Hannah, Claire, and Mattie Dawson; great-great-grandchildren, Kinsley and Jesse McCormick. Mass will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 124 Columbus St. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. The family would like to thank her devoted doctor, William Baker, in addition to her loving caregivers, Marie Jimenez, Carlotta Pilja, Starla Muehler and Belinda Mattley. Greenlawn Mortuary




GONZALEZ, MANUEL OF SAN DIEGO 05/14/1962-11/10/2010 Viewing will be held at Aztlan Mortuary 11/17 5-9pm Church svs 11/18 10am Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100 




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1939 - 2010 Maria Elena Ruiz de Cousillas was born on April 27, 1939 in Arenal Jalisco, Mexico. She passed away on November 16, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California at the age of 71.Maria Elena now joins her beloved parents; Eleno Ruiz and Maria Yepez, husband; Ignacio Cousillas, brothers; Hugo and Efrain Ruiz, and her son Jose Mendoza. Maria Elena is survived by, her sister; Esperanza Ruiz, her daughters; Martha Mosqueda (Bruce), and Maria Soto (Jose), her son; Hector Mendoza (Michelle), her grandchildren; Jose, Brandon, and Tyler Soto, TamaraLynn Mendoza and Evita Mosqueda-Chapman, and her great-grandchildren; Christopher, Melina, and Addyson Soto and Jonathan Coburn, extended family; Eduardo Ruiz and Rosie Perez. A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2010 in the Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Merced. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home-901 West Main Street in Merced, CA or you may call us at 1-209-722-6201.




CLEMONS, MARK ANTHONY Sunrise: July 29, 1959 Sunset: November 4, 2010 Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 20th, at 11:00 a.m. at Southeast Community Church 210 S Euclid Ave. 92114 




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




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HAWKINS, MARY JANE WALLACE Mary Jane Hawkins, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the Silver Oak Country Estates Senior Living in Vista, California; she was 95 years old. Born and raised in Bisbee, Arizona, she attended and graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson then moved to Phoenix where she married her late husband, Chic Hawkins, started a family, and began her teaching career. The family moved to Point Loma in 1960 where they would continue to reside for the next fifty years. During that period, she taught 2nd and 4th grade at Kate Sessions Elementary School until 1980. After her retirement, Mary Jane continued to teach by tutoring neighborhood children in reading and math for free. She volunteered at Sunset Hills Elementary and tutored at Midway Adult School, even assisting many elderly friends providing transportation and cooking. All of those whose lives she touched will fondly remember Mary Jane for her generosity, kindness, and unconditional love. Her unwavering dedication was first and foremost in everyday life. She instilled an understanding and philosophy to all around her that "Working hard should only be preceded by loving the special ones in your life even harder." Her loss will be painfully felt by her family: Ken and Elaine Hawkins, Saundra and Bob Muir, and, Ron and Judi Hawkins; grandchildren Bobby and wife Shannon Muir, Kenny Hawkins and Jose, Kevin and Michelle Muir, Tiffany and husband Rich Occhinero, Casey and wife Lindsay Hawkins, and Meghan and Brendan Hawkins; great-grandchildren Tyler, Trevor, Tanner, and Avery Jane Muir, and Gracie and Jack Occhinero. Mary Jane was pre-deceased by one grandson, John Edward Muir in 2005. Her family extends heartfelt gratitude to the San Diego Hospice for exceptional care and compassion as they cared for Mary Jane in the final months of her life. The family is also deeply grateful to the owner and caregivers of Silver Oak Country Estates Senior Living. A private memorial is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be sent to San Diego Hospice.




Maureen Hickey Maureen, beloved wife of Tom Welch and mother of Susanne Miller, Stephen, Mark, Paul, and David Welch, died peacefully at home surrounded by family after a valiant battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother Doris Hickey; three sisters: Kathleen Lennon, Eileen Norrington, Rita Hickey; and three brothers: Daniel, Kevin and Michael. Maureen, a long time resident of Lompoc, was active in the community. She worked as a graphic artist for a local newspaper, provided in-home day care, and volunteered at the Lompoc Penitentiary. She was an active member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church where she served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, music director for Cursillo retreats, and as a Stephens Minister. Since 2005 she has been a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church. Maureen was active with the and the Relay For Life . A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10am at the Bethany Lutheran Church. Pastor Joe Byrd will be presiding. Inurnment will follow on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 10am at the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Maureen's name to the American Cancer Society . Maureen loved her family and loved to celebrate life. She is now celebrating in heaven.




Michael Patrick Killelea Michael, age 52, died peacefully on November 3, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas after a long illness. Michael is survived by his father, Michael C. of San Rafael; and brothers Timothy and Kevin. His mother, Peggy, predeceased Michael in 2004. Michael is also survived by his aunt, Patricia Springer, and his cousins, Patricia Taylor, Janet Purcell (Cardwell), Maureen Dixon and John and William Cardwell. Michael was born in San Diego and raised in San Rafael, California. He graduated from St. Raphael's Grammar School, San Rafael, and Marin Catholic High School in 1976. Michael pursued a career in the travel industry and worked in that field in San Antonio, Texas for the last 6 1/2 years. He enjoyed travel and planning trips for family and friends; he traveled extensively whenever possible. Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Mass in honor of Michael's life that will be celebrated on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1105 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. An interment service will immediately follow at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. Contributions in Michael's memory may be made to St. Raphael's Grammar School, Marin Catholic High School or to a favorite charity.




MR. DONALD H. ALLEN, 79, former resident of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and, Memory Gardens




MRS. ALMA HELEN CODI, 83, of Guadalupe, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens




MRS. ANITA A. RAMOS, 85, resident of Guadalupe, CA., passed away November 16, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens




MRS. CONNIE POQUETTE, 88, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away November 15, 2010 .Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens




MRS. DOLORES "DEE" SUTTER GLACE, 80, resident of Orcutt, CA., passed away November 15, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and, Memory Gardens




MRS. JOANNIE C. COVARUBIAS, 33, of Santa Maria, CA passed away November 12, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens




MRS. PHYLLIS E. VANITER, 84, of Casmalia, CA., passed away November 17, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 



Mabel Lydell Olson

MABEL LYDELL OLSON MAY 16,1910 - NOV 11, 2010 Mabel Olson, age 100, passed away at Covenant Care Center Turlock on Thursday, Nov. 11. She was born in Seattle, WA on May 16, 1910. She moved to San Jose, CA when she was 11 years old and then to Turlock, CA in 1945. She married Ed Olson in 1955 and was married for 46 years when Ed passed away. Mabel worked for Bank Of America for 40 years before retiring. She also gave piano lessons after moving to Hilmar in 1955. Mabel loved her garden and her music and sewing for others. She was a member of a Covenant Church all her life and of Hilmar Covenant Church since 1955. She is survived by stepson Bob Olson, sister Ruth Erlandson, niece Janet (Sam) Minturn, nephew Lloyd (Susan) Erlandson both of Hilmar, and niece Marjorie (Steve) Garner of Alameda, CA.; also, 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Olson, stepson Don Olson and sister Lil Johnson. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 22nd at 10:00 AM in Berg Hall, Covenant Village, Turlock, CA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Hilmar Covenant Church, PO Box 340, Hilmar, CA.



Madelyn Lois Robertson

Madelyn Lois "Robbie" Robertson passed away in Los Angeles, CA on September 22, 2010 at the age of 85. She was the loving mother of Fiona Robertson, of Santa Rosa and Randy Robertson, of Los Angeles; sister of the late Frances Takacs, the late John David Wilson and Clara Lou Tschiffely of golden, CO. A native of Pinedale, WY., she was an avid outdoorswoman- skiing, fishing and camping. Madelyn was proud to have completed nursing cadet school during World War II, enjoying a successful career as an RN and retiring from Sonoma Developmental Center in 1987. The family prefers memorials be made to Pets Lifeline, Sonoma Valley Animal Shelter, 19686 Sixth St. E., Sonoma, CA 95476



Mae Mineo

Mae Mineo 1927 - 2010 Our beloved mother, best friend, and grandmother, went home to Our Lord on November 15, 2010. Born December 3rd, 1927 in Buffalo, New York to Mary and Joseph Vassallo, and preceded in death by her parents and sister Ida Webster. Mae is survived by her five children, daughters Lynn and Chris sons, Randy Scott and Gary and their families. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her faithful dog Sonny and Marty, the love of her life. Mae's profession was in dance and instruction, and was the owner of Dance World Studio in Southern California. Her passion for the arts inspired hundreds of children and she was very proud of her dance productions. In addition Mae owned Buttercup Manor, an elderly care home for nearly 14 years. Her loving, caring spirit was evident in the lives she touched during their stay at Buttercup. Services for Mae are scheduled Friday November 19th at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Shasta View Dr. in Redding. The Rosary will begin at 10:30 followed by mass. A reception will be held at the home of her daughter Lynn. Internment is scheduled for Saturday December 4th at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills - Southern California. She will be interned with her beloved mother. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St Jude's children hospital. Please sign the guestbook at



Manuel Israel

MANUEL ISRAEL 1920 ~ 2010 Manuel Israel, 90, of Murrieta, died peacefully on November 7, 2010. He was a lover of learning, a solver of puzzles, and a fan of opera. A man of quiet service to others, he humbly offered help whenever it was needed. His kind heart and gentle humor touched many, and he will be dearly missed. He is survived by his beloved wife, Trudi, his children, Paul and Shelley and their families. Manny would be honored by contributions to Visiting Nurse Association of the Inland Counties or your local Hospice.



Margaret E. Wallman

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Margaret Ronayne Hahn

Hahn, Margaret Ronayne April 23, 1921 - November 7, 2010 Margaret Ronayne Hahn was born on April 23,1921 in Colorado Springs, CO and passed away on November 7 in Lakewood, CA. Margaret attended Sacred Heart Academy and Immaculate Heart High School, and earned a B.A. in English Literature from Immaculate Heart College in 1943. A model-esque Irish beauty and excellent seamstress with a flair for fashion design, Margaret caught the eye of William Hahn, a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps, at a USO dance at the Coconut Grove club at the Ambassador Hotel on March 17th, 1943. They were married in Pasadena on August 8th, 1943. As her children grew up, Margaret pursued a passion for politics, including work on the senatorial and presidential campaigns of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. She earned a M.F.A. in Architecture and Interior Design in 1977. She worked with Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura to design the Hahns' contemporary Japanese home on the Severn river in Annapolis, Maryland. Margaret and William retired to La Jolla California in 1983. Margaret is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hahn Raz, a retired attorney in Washington DC, and Moira Hahn, an artist in Long Beach, Califonia. A memorial service will be held on 10:30 a.m. at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla on December 4. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the or the Guardian Angels' Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217



Maria Medrano

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Marian Henrietta Gelber

MARIAN HENRIETTA GELBER FEB 15, 1917 - NOV 15, 2010 Marian Gelber passed away on November 15, 2010 in Concord, CA. She was 93. Marian is survived by her sons: Julian (Linda) Gelber, Robert (Carolyn) Gelber, Allan Gelber, David (Elaine) Gelber, daughters: Pamela (Robert) Young, Marilyn (John) Mellor, Nancy (Michael) Ayala, Sandra Burseth, 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2 PM. A guestbook is available to sign at:,



Marie DeMasi

Marie DeMasi, Resident of Willow Glen, Passed away peacefully on Nov. 12 at age 54, A Memorial Mass at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in San Jose on Friday, Nov. 19 at 2pm will be followed by a celebration of Marie's life. Inurnment will take place at Happy Homestead cemetery in South Lake Tahoe, CA at a later date. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance 910 17th St N.W., Ste 1190 Washington, DC 20006 www.



Marie Susan Trezza Douglas

Marie Susan Trezza Douglas, 5/14/1931 - 11/12/2010, Marie Susan Douglas passed Friday November 12, 2010. Marie was born May 14, 1931 in Pittsburg, Calif., and lived in Martinez until 1970. She moved to Marin County, worked as a realtor and lived in Bel Marin Keys for 30 years. From 2003 to 2010 Marie lived in Lincoln, Calif., where she was active in the Italian Club, the Altar Society and Flower Committee at St. Joseph's Church and the Lazarus House: they generously prepare food for those whose loved ones have passed. She continued to work as a realtor for the next five years in the Lincoln area and then retired. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, her family and friends. Her specialties in cooking included chipino for Christmas, Nana's and her own cookies, homemade bread and pizza and anything you desired. In March of every year she prepared a St. Joseph's Table of lentil soup, salad, bread, cookies and lots of love. Friends and family from all over Calfiornia would attend and looked forward to each year. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Lincoln for the past seven years., Marie was a warm and charitable mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her daughters and son, Karen A Voss of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Denise M. Huff of Nevada City, Calif., and William J. Douglas of Loomis, Calif., survive her. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Tiffany N. Voss, Bradley M. Voss, Gregory M. Huff, Anthony R. Huff, Lauren C. Widing Huff, Douglas J. Huff and Brandon N. Douglas; five great-grandchildren, Quinn Voss, Abbigail Voss, Hailey Voss, Elizabeth Huff, and Emily Huff., A memorial will be hed at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lincoln, Calif., 280 Oak Tree Lane and followed by a reception at the Church Hall.



Marjorie Holmes Crispin

Crispin, Marjorie Holmes October 17, 1924 - November 2, 2010 Marjorie Homes Crispin passed away quietly on November 2nd at the age of 86. Born in Los Angeles on October 17, 1924, she was the youngest daughter of Webster and Marion Holmes. She attended Marlborough and UCLA, where she was a Kappa Alpha Theta. In 1947, she married Dick Simpson. Together they had three daughters. She was active in Junior League and Las Madrinas. After divorcing in 1963, she married J. Hewes Crispin in 1966 and moved the family to San Francisco. She was active with friends and as a docent at the De Young Museum. When Hewes retired, they moved to Santa Barbara where she was involved with the Music Academy of the West and the Santa Barbara Zoo. She loved to play bridge and entertain. She always centered her life around her favorite things, Hewes, her children and her dogs. We will all remember her love of life, friends, dancing, animals and nature, and will miss the twinkle in her beautiful blue eyes. She was preceded in death by Hewes on September 5th. She will be missed by her sister, Jo McLain (Newport Beach) and her children, Barbara (Ed) Meserve, Diane Cunningham, Carol (Kevin) Colgate, her grand children, Rob (Leslie) Meserve and Scott (Mercedes) Meserve and her four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Music Academy of the West at 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 would be greatly appreciated.



Martin James Bauer Jr.

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Marvin "Dale" Wagner

Thursday, November 18, 2010 3:00 AM 

Marvin "Dale" Wagner, 78, died Nov. 11, 2010, in Napa.



Mary Bangert Cooper

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Mary Delores Bettencourt-Alves

MARY DELORES BETTENCOURT-ALVES SEP 20, 1932 - NOV 15, 2010 Mary Delores Bettencourt - Alves, 78 of Newman passed away Monday at her Residence. Mrs. Alves was born in Modesto, CA and was a lifetime resident of Newman. She worked for Golden Valley Creamery, Leprino Creamery and Patterson Frozen Foods as a Bookkeeper. She was a parishioner of St Joachim's Catholic Church in Newman and a member of Y.L.I. and Newman Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening, antiquing and spending time with family and friends. Mrs. Alves is survived by her daughters, Susan DePauw of Crows Landing, Jane Steitz of Salinas; brother, Edward Bettencourt of Newman; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Robert Alves and Michael Alves. A Rosary/Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, November 19th at St Joachim's Catholic Church in Newman. Private Burial. Remembrances may be made to: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, Ca 95356, Y.L.I. (Young Ladies Institute), C/O St Joachim's Catholic Church, 1121 Main Street, Newman, CA 95360 or Newman Historical Society, PO Box 123, Newman, CA 95360. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Newman.



Mary Elizabeth Darnell "Betty" Moore

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Mary Jane Deere Wiman Brinton

Mary Jane Deere Wiman Brinton, a selfless humanitarian devoted to her family and to many social causes, died peacefully of cancer at her home in San Francisco on Saturday, in the company of family. She was 88., Mrs. Brinton was born on December 3, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Charles Deere Wiman and Patricia Southall Wiman. Mrs. Brinton and her sister, Patricia, were the great-great granddaughters of John Deere, who invented the steel plow in 1837. Raised in Moline, IL, Mrs. Brinton attended Bennington College and, in a typical display of her tenacity, she later completed her degree in 1965 at Lone Mountain College. She married William M. Brinton on July 10, 1943; the couple lived in Charlottesville, VA until 1948, when they moved to San Francisco with their first child, William. Their three daughters, Delia, Katherine and Barbra, were born in San Francisco., Throughout her life, Mrs. Brinton was steadfastly committed to improving both public and private school education. Her first major imprint on the field came in 1966, when she was one of a group of parents who co-founded the Urban School of San Francisco. Recently, she was delighted to find that her primary care physician had graduated from that high school! In 1984, she established the Flanders Fellowship program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Created in honor of Professor Emeritus Ned Flanders, the fellowships are awarded to recruit, prepare, and sustain new teachers who are role models for disadvantaged youth in urban schools. To date, over 350 fellowships have been awarded. In addition, Mrs. Brinton volunteered her time to work with students at New Traditions Alternative Elementary School in San Francisco, hosting a weekly "Wonder Desk", which was intended to foster students' inquisitiveness. Capturing the essence of her work in education, a 1999 article in the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education newsletter wrote of her efforts, "A role model in her own right, [Mary Jane] Brinton is on a mission to revitalize urban education.", Mrs. Brinton was also a tireless advocate for improving health and mental care, particularly for high-need populations. In 2001, she established the Brinton Psychiatric Homeless Project, which provides psychiatric care and mental health services for those homeless persons in San Francisco who suffer from mental illness and have limited or no access to such services. Her gifts to the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics established the Neighborhood Counseling Program, which provides low-cost, bicultural and bilingual mental health services to those in low-income neighborhoods. Recently, moved by the plight of so many in New Orleans following Katrina and the oil spill, Mrs. Brinton sent her son and his wife to investigate opportunities to assist the community by improving health resources and job training. The result is the Brinton Family Health and Healing Clinic in partnership with Tulane University, which will open in 2011 providing primary care to low-income members of the community as well as hands-on experience for physicians and other health care workers in training., Mrs. Brinton's commitments to improvements in health care further extended to cancer research. She helped establish a fund in the name of Dr. John Kerner, one of her dearest friends and a champion of cancer research himself. The Kerner Cancer Research and Education Fund at Mt. Zion Hospital has generated great knowledge in cancer and diabetes and in more recent years has developed two effective anti-cancer drugs. Later, Mrs. Brinton honored her mother by seeding the Cancer Genetics program at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and the Cancer Risk Program. She also funded two endowed chairs at UCSF, including the Kerner Distinguished Chair in Gynecological Oncology. Dr. Kerner noted that "she refused to have her name on the chairs, though I suggested that they be so named. That was typical of her generosity.", Mrs. Brinton saw value in system change as well. She championed public engagement and awareness through her generous support of the League of Women Voters and the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and, in 2002, CIR honored her with their Donor of the Year award. For 13 years, she worked closely on homeless policy issues with her friend and ally, Sister Bernie of the Religious Witness with the Homeless., Her devotion to animals was a natural extension of her generous spirit. She adored dogs of all varieties and rescued many over the years, each one loved dearly. Horses, too, were a passion for her. She rode horseback for many years, giving it up only after she had been thrown 32 times, the last in 1967 while riding her daughter Delia's horse bareback in Golden Gate Park. Her love of animals was evident in her giving as well; she would support no research that involved animal testing of any sort., Mrs. Brinton selflessly gave of her time and resources to many family members, friends and organizations and asked nothing in return. She was an outstanding example of the Greatest Generation and a role model for all of us., Mrs. Brinton is survived by her children, William W. Brinton, P. Delia Brinton, Katherine D. B. Crawford; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and three devoted nieces and nephews, Demaris L. Brinton, Anna H. Wolfe and Alexander S. Hewitt. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Brinton, on July 10 of this year and her daughter, Barbra D. B. Paulson, in 2003., A service for Mrs. Brinton will be held on Saturday, November 20th, in San Francisco. Please call a family member or 415-931-3389 for the time and location., Donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Brinton to: California Pacific Medical Center, Hospice by the Bay, or UCSF Memory Clinic.



Mary Margaret O'Connell

Mary Margaret O'Connell, 80, of Redding died Nov. 11 at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626).



Mary Peelen

Passed away November 9, 2010 at age 90; her family in attendance. Active until the day of her death, Mary was born May 4, 1920 in Mayen, Germany; emigrated at age three with her family to Philadelphia. She worked for Sharpe & Dohme there before joining the WAAC. Stationed in Louisiana during World War II, she met, Joseph, her devoted husband of 39 years. Employed by Silicon Valley forerunner, Eitel McCullough, in San Mateo County, she raised her family of four there and in Sebastopol. Always a caring respondent to those in need, Mary was a tireless volunteer for many organizations. She was an accomplished painter and a charter member of the Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County. An avid reader, writer, and prolific correspondent, her interests were wide and varied. Wise, kind, generous, spirited and spiritual, she touched countless lives with her special joy, humor and optimism. Each day for her was a great adventure of connection with others. She is greatly loved and missed by her children: Kathleen Krebs (Gary, dec.), Tim Peelen (LaDonna), Joel Peelen (Lori); grandchildren: Matthew Krebs (Laura), Barry, Jon, Luke Peelen, Johanna, Evan Peelen; great-granddaughter, Julia Krebs; brothers Nick and Frank Novak and children; and all of her dear family and friends. Private celebration of life to be held.



Mary Rose Kaye Estes

Died suddenly Sunday, November 14, 2010 from injuries sustained in a four wheeler accident on the mountain she called home in Potter Valley, California. She was born January 7, 1960 in Ukiah, California and was a lifelong area resident. She was a loving wife, step-mother, daughter, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend. Mary is survived by her husband of 20 years, John Estes; her mother, Mary Anne Kaye; four brothers, Chuck (Judy), Joe (Diane), Leo (Sharlene), and Tom. Three nephews, Ty, Cody, and Justin; stepsons, Michael and Darren; grandson Justin; brothers-in law, Rodney and Norman Estes, and sisters-in-law, Karen Estes and Deborah Carney. She is preceded in death by her loving father, Charlie Kaye in April of 1985. Mary graduated from Ukiah High School in 1978 and attended Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo. She was an active member of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Mary's interests include, first and foremost, her family and friends. She also loved outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and diving. Mary enjoyed raising many types of animals, something she has done all her life even before and after her years as an avid 4-H'er. She devoted much of her time and energy as a committed wife and business partner to her loving husband John. The quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., "Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day." was how Mary lived her life and how she will be affectionately remembered by all who knew her. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Eversole Mortuary, 141 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482 with Father Raul Lemus officiating. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 900 South Oak Street, Ukiah, CA 95482 with Father Sean Rogers officiating. Burial at the Potter Valley Cemetery will immediately follow. Following the cemetery service a luncheon will be held at the corner of Main Street and Eel River Road in Potter Valley. Those who wish may contribute salads or desserts. "Friends of the Community" are sponsoring the balance of the barbecue. With you my heart will always stay. With you my thoughts will be every day... Arrangements are under the direction of : EVERSOLE MORTUARY IN UKIAH, CA.



Mary Zias Lack

November 4, 1937 - November 14, 2010 



MaryAnn (Regan) Spencer

died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 in Grass Valley, Calif. She was 73 years old. Her family has planned a memorial in Eureka, Calif. at Christ Episcopal Church for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20 with a celebration of her life following at the Ingomar Club. Born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 16, 1937 to Leo and Wilma Regan, MaryAnn lived with her family in various states throughout the Midwest, moving to follow her father's career in the banking industry. Leo's work eventually brought the family west to Oregon. MaryAnn attended high school in Drain, Ore., graduating in 1955. MaryAnn attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., for her freshman year and transferred to Humboldt State College where she earned a degree in Home Economics with a secondary teaching credential. While studying at Humboldt, MaryAnn met her future husband Robert (Bob) Wayne Spencer. They were married in Eureka at Christ Episcopal Church shortly after their graduation in June 1959. The newlyweds relocated to San Lorenzo, Calif. so that Bob could attend dental school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons University of the Pacific and MaryAnn could accept a teaching position in the Hayward School District, and they began their family. They later moved back to Eureka where Bob established his dental practice and MaryAnn was a mother to their three children, teacher, community volunteer and quiltmaker. MaryAnn's community involvement spanned nearly 50 years and often combined her passion for education and traditional quiltmaking. She was a founding member of the American Quilt Study Group, an organization formed in 1980 to research and present aspects of the history of the American quilt and to introduce the public to the idea that quiltmaking is an important part of our heritage. She then joined the feasibility study and eventual formation of a board in 1983 to record the history of California quilts and quiltmakers, spending seven years canvassing the state to record stories of in-migration and cultural history/diversity. Her work with the California Heritage Quilt Project culminated in a book titled "Ho For California" and a touring museum-style show of quilts featured in the book. Once a teacher always a teacher, MaryAnn taught quiltmaking through Eureka City Schools adult education program and returned to the classroom for several years as a grandparent volunteer, tutoring and mentoring first grade students in math and literacy. MaryAnn also expressed great pride in the work of the Humboldt Area Foundation during her 15-plus years of affiliation with HAF. She actively participated in and led several committees, and was the first Program Officer of HAF, traveling the region to visit grant applicants and support the staff and board in making grant decisions. Her belief in HAF's mission led her to establish memorial scholarship funds in honor of her parents and later for her husband Bob who passed in 2006. In addition, she greatly enjoyed her involvement with such organizations as the Union Labor Health Foundation, Redwood Capital Bank, Vector Health, Humboldt Sponsors, and Redwood Empire Quilt Guild. And, she frequently made and donated quilts to provide comfort to youth experiencing crisis situations. MaryAnn was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by son Scott Spencer and daughter-in-law Lorri Spencer of Grass Valley, Calif.; daughter Sarah Spencer Guglielmo and son-in-law Joe Guglielmo of Paso Robles, Calif.; daughter Kati Spencer of Tempe, Ariz.; and grandsons Kyle Spencer, Zach Spencer, Andrew Guglielmo and Dominic Guglielmo. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of MaryAnn may be sent to Humboldt Area Foundation at 373 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA 95524 or online at




MERGELL, Merle November 18, 1930- November 3, 2010 Merle Mergell, a life-long resident of the South Bay and former Mayor of the City of Inglewood, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in Gardena. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Merle was 79 when he died. Merle was an Air Force Fighter Pilot proudly serving the United States during the Korean Conflict until his Honorable Discharge in 1956. He was a multi-year member of the VFW, and an over 50 year member of the American Legion. Merle was a graduate of Washington High School, and a graduate of the University of Southern California, holding a degree in Business Administration. (He remained passionate about USC Football through the years!) He opened a prosperous insurance agency in the City of Inglewood. His commitment to the Inglewood Community was strengthened in 1967 when he was elected Councilman. He was elected Mayor in 1971. During his tenure, Inglewood City Hall, Parking Structure One, and Fire Station No. 1 were constructed. Following a successful political career, Merle went into semi-retirement, buying, renovating, and selling property. Merle returned to service at the City of Inglewood in 1989 as a Special Enforcement Officer, instrumental in the development and supervision of the "Bike Brigade." This famed unit was responsible for hiring and training Inglewood Youth whose primary responsibility was to issue revenue producing parking citations in the downtown area. Merle was honored in 1998 for his numerous contributions, loyalty, and years of service to the residents of the Inglewood Community. Merle is survived by his wife of 13 years, Charlotte "Brandy" Mergell of Inglewood, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and William Mergell. The Memorial Service and Celebration of Merle's life will be held at the American Legion Post #314, 14142 Prairie Avenue in Hawthorne (310-675-1313) on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 2 to 5pm. Attire is casual. In lieu of flowers, a donation, in Merle's honor, may be made to The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Cancer Foundation, USC (; USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Room # 8302, Los Angeles, CA 90033). Please use the mortuary website,, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. McCormick Mortuary - Inglewood 310-792-7580



Merle Mergell

November 18, 1930 - November 3, 2010 



Michael Donohue

Michael Donohue, 51, of Redding died Nov. 8 at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Michael Wetzel

Michael Adair Wetzel, 31, of Morongo, Calif., passed away on November 12, 2010. He was born August 23, 1979 to Alan Wetzel and Gail Riggio in Waukegan, Ill. He married Blythe Robinson on June 20, 2010 in Morongo. He was a Service Station mechanic and drove heavy equipment. Michael is survived by his wife, Blythe Wetzel of Morongo; daughters, Jaden Wetzel of La Quinta, Calif., Ady Wetzel of Morongo, Kaylee Miller-Hale of Santee, Calif.; son, Wade Wetzel of Morongo; sister, Ami Ritter of Cathedral City, Calif.; brother, Shane Wetzel of Indio, Calif.; parents, Alan Wetzel of Morongo and Gail Riggio of Yucaipa, Calif.; and grandmother, Helen Adair of Indian Wells, Calif. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Larry Wetzel, Adeline Wetzel, and Robert Adair. Visitation will be on Friday, November 19, 2010 from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at Wiefels Chapel in Palm Springs with a 9:30 AM Funeral Service at the Chapel. Burial will follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery, Coachella, Calif. FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert is in charge of all arrangements.



Mildred "Mimi" Gillespie

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Mildred M. McDaniel

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Mildred Nave

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.



Miyuki Hirano

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Mollie Diller

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Monzell L. Robison

Monzell L. Robison 77, of Marysville, passed away on November 15, 2010. Private family services were held, arrangements are under the direction of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. 



Nancy Hatfield

Thursday, November 18, 2010 3:00 AM 

Nancy Anderson Hatfield, 82, of Woodbridge, died Nov. 14. She was born April 25, 1928 in Morgantown, W.Va. 



Nanna Mozelle Miller

NANNA MOZELLE MILLER JUN 10, 1929 - NOV 13, 2010 Preceded in death by her husband Joseph C. Miller, her parents Henry and Obera Perry, and sister, Mildred Finch. She is survived by her children, Janet (Kim) Daniels of Fresno, CA and Kenneth Miller of Ceres, CA. Grandmother of Elizabeth, Amber and Natalie Daniels and one great grandson. Siblings - Tex Perry, Wanda (Cecil) Hensley, Tom (Pat) Perry, Myrna (Phil) Stine, Betty (John) Bakker, Peggy Peterson and Mary (Ray) Stanley and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 17th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Salas Brothers Chapel. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 19th at the Ceres Church of Christ, 2610 Lawrence St. Ceres, CA at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, Ca. 95356



Nellie Klingerman

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Nicole Galindo

Nicole Salzman Galindo, Nov. 18, 1983-June 13, 2010, Happy Birthday., We love you and, miss you so much., Love Mom, Grandma, Marcus, Kathy, Michael, Matthew, Noah, Kaleb,, and Devyn. 



Norma Grace Payne Thoms

Norma Grace Payne Thoms, 79, of Cambria, went peacefully to sleep Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at French Hospital, surrounded by her friends and family. Norma Grace Payne was born in May 1931 to Carey and Edna P. Payne in Ulysses, Neb. She met the love of her life, Robert Dean Thoms, while working as a hair dresser in Nebraska. After a short courtship, they were married December 7, 1952, and moved to Southern California, where they became vary active as Jehovah''s Witnesses. After vacationing in Cambria for many years, in 1994 they finally decided to move to there permanently. Norma was a prolific poetess with several of her poems published in the Tribune. She was not shy and knew no strangers. She loved everyone, seeing only the good in all she met. Her laugh was contagious and with her quick wit and great sense of humor, she kept you laughing with her many stories and poems. She was an inspiration to those that knew and loved her. Her strong faith in Jehovah comforted her through her many trails and strengthened her to boldly share that faith with others. She may have been small in stature, but she was strong of will. Norma is survived by her husband, Robert D. Thoms of Cambria; and son, Carey P. Thoms of South Carolina. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah''s Witnesses, 2689 Main St. in Cambria, with a celebration of her life to follow at the Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St. in Cambria.



Obituaries for Thursday, Nov. 18

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 11:51 PM 

ARTEAGA -- Diane Arteaga, 56, of Madera died Saturday. She was employed in customer service for the tax department of the U.S. government. Private family services. Remembrances: Children's Hospital Central California, 9300 Valley Children's Place, Madera, CA 93636-8762. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.



Obituaries: Nov. 18, 2010: Gruber, Eto

Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:11 AM 

Virginia Claire Gruber Services will be Saturday for Virginia "Cookie" Claire Gruber, who died Nov. 12 in Capitola. 



Odilia De De Reza

Thursday, November 18, 2010 3:00 AM 

Odilia Flores De De Reza, 63, died Nov. 15, 2010.  



Oskar Huber

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Penny Aspey Loving wife of Donald Aspey and mother of three daughters, Leslie, Stacie, and Dana, passed away peacefully at home with family and friends November 15, 2010. Stacie passed away November 15, 2006. Penny was the daughter of the late Scott and Claire Tilden of San Rafael. She is also survived by three grandsons, and two granddaughters, and her sister Crispin Tilden. Penny attended elementary and high school in San Rafael and maintained lasting friendships with many of her classmates. Penny and Don met while she was a student at College of Marin and he was stationed with the Air Force on Mt. Tamalpais. They married in 1958 and lived in San Rafael, Novato, and Lower Lake before moving to Ft. Bragg. Penny's considerable talent for design is apparent in their house and garden. Penny was a watercolor artist, a weaver, and worked for 20 years assisting local folks with their gardens. Her own garden was a showplace and she created beauty wherever she went. Her personal beauty and grace in the face of her lengthy illness was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She enjoyed traveling in the US and Europe, vintage movies, and trips with Don and friends in their Model A Fords. She was a member of a local book group, and in the past had been a docent for the Kelly House Museum in Mendocino. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Hospice or a charity of your choice.




October 23, 1933 - November 12, 2010 Mr. Pete G. Meza of Merced passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his caring wife, loving daughter, and a close friend of the family. He was 77 years old. He was born in El Rincon de Huajupa, Durango, Mexico, to Isauro Meza Lopez and Paula Guerrerro Lopez. Pete is survived by Dora Elizabeth Meza his wife of 28 years. He is also survived by 13 of his 14 children: His devoted daughter and caregiver Monique (Stephen), Darren (Holly), Maria (Robert), Pete (Grace), Mucio (Diana), Irma, Josie, Rosie (Blas), Vincent (Linda), Adam, Limber, Lizzie, and Pete Ray (Venus). He is preceded in death by his son Saul Meza, whom he loved dearly. He also leaves behind Alexia and Robert Jr., whom became his adopted grandchildren. He is also survived by 31 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Pete had a rough up bringing as a child, and learned the meaning of hard work. He made his way to the United States at the young age of 17. After a brief stay in Sanger, he moved to the Central Valley where he worked several jobs, some of the most notable being for The Carlucci Brothers and Henry Miller of Los Banos. Later, he made his way toward Merced, and established his own small business doing gardening and landscaping. Gardening was not only his occupation, but his hobby as well. He could pass the day away in his yard, and that is what truly brought him joy and a sense of relaxation. Some of Pete's pass times were watching boxing on Saturdays, Western films on Sundays, and shooting guns with his sons. Pete also enjoyed the t.v. series' Cops, and America's Most Wanted. Those who had the opportunity to know Pete personally knew that he was a strong man with a great work ethic, good old fashion morals, and a kind heart. He is one of those individuals that is hard to find nowadays. He was diagnosed with lung cancer approximately 3 years ago and fought the disease past the point doctors said he would. However, there came a point where he was unable to do so any further, and God decided to take him Home to be at peace. We, his children, will all miss him dearly and will never forget the teachings he bestowed upon us. For every thing there is a reason, and for every reason there is a purpose. Public Visitation will be held at Stratford Evans Funeral Home in Merced on Thursday, November 18th from 3p.m-6p.m., followed by a Rosary service at 6pm. Mass services will be the following day Friday, November 19th at 10a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be held on Monday, November 22nd at the Merced Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Funeral Home.




MRS. PHYLLIS E. VANITER, 84, of Casmalia, CA., passed away November 17, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 




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Pagliasso, Frank Edward

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM 

Frank Edward Pagliasso 11-18-1915 - 9-15-2003 Happy Birthday to my Dad You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Your spirit gives me ..... 



Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Ann Fox Morrison

PATRICIA ANN FOX MORRISON NOV 29, 1935 - NOV 7, 2010 Patricia Patsy'' Fox Morrison, 74, of Modesto passed away in Rosewood Rehab Center, Carmichael, California November 7, 2010. Patsy was born in Merced November 29, 1935 as one of eight children to Thomas and Zorma Fox. She graduated from Livingston High School in 1953 and Providence Nursing School in 1956. Patsy dedicated her life to her family and to her nursing career of 40 years. Her family will be celebrating her life at a private service. Patsy is lovingly remembered by her three children, three grandchildren, four brothers, three sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends who have been blessed by her throughout their lives. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice in memory of Patricia Fox Morrison.



Patricia Brimhall

Patricia "Trish" Brimhall, 67, of Paso Robles, passed away from complications of cancer Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, in Stanford, Calif. She was born in April of 1943 in Bradley Junction, Pa. Trish was an avid Angels fan, loved country music, Mickey Mouse and traveling. Trish is survived by her husband, James Brimhall; daughter, Michelle Smith; son, Ken Chevalier; and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Rose Garden at the Paso Robles District Cemetery in Paso Robles. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Patricia Lovelace

Patricia Lovelace, 76, of Igo died Wednesday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).



Paul Bua

In Loving Memory, Paul A. Bua, 11-18-28 - 9-1-07, It has been three years since you have left us to be with the Lord. We miss all the smiles, laughter and good times we have shared together. You will forever always have a special place in our hearts. May God bless you on your Birthday. We miss you and love you so very much. Love always your loving wife, children, grandchildren and great grandson.



Penny Aspey

Loving wife of Donald Aspey and mother of three daughters, Leslie, Stacie, and Dana, passed away peacefully at home with family and friends November 15, 2010. Stacie passed away November 15, 2006. Penny was the daughter of the late Scott and Claire Tilden of San Rafael. She is also survived by three grandsons two granddaughters; and her sister Crispin Tilden. Penny attended elementary and high school in San Rafael and maintained lasting friendships with many of her classmates. Penny and Don met while she was a student at College of Marin and he was stationed with the Air Force on Mt. Tamalpais. They married in 1958 and lived in San Rafael, Novato, and Lower Lake before moving to Ft. Bragg. Penny's considerable talent for design is apparent in their house and garden. Penny was a watercolor artist, a weaver, and worked for 20 years assisting local folks with their gardens. Her own garden was a showplace and she created beauty wherever she went. Her personal beauty and grace in the face of her lengthy illness was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She enjoyed traveling in the US and Europe, vintage movies, and trips with Don and friends in their Model A Fords. She was a member of a local book group, and in the past had been a docent for the Kelly House Museum in Mendocino. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to a Hospice or charity of your choice.



Pete Buzoff Jr.

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Peter Barajas

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Philip Gregory Mocsi

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Philip Mocsi

Philip Gregory Mocsi, 51, of Riverside, Calif. passed away November 13, 2010 in Ontario, Calif. He was born March 20, 1959 to William and Audrey Mocsi in Pasadena, Calif. He was an Embalmer for 16 years, his last two years working for Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries. He is survived by his brother, Paul Mocsi; sister-in-law, Jeri Mocsi; and niece, Amanda Mocsi of Riverside. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, November 20, 2010 in the Ramon Chapel at Forest Lawn Mortuary in Cathedral City, Calif. with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Cathedral City. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.



Phyllis Krasne Axelrod

Axelrod, Phyllis Krasne November 4, 1930 - November 16, 2010 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Predeceased in July by her adored husband of 62 yrs., Bill, she will be missed by daughters Kathy Hersh, Leslie Randall (Ron), Tracey Fuller (Jim); grandchildren Dana Wilkins (Adam), Seth Hersh, Lindsey Randall, Matthew Randall, Amy Fuller, Stephanie Fuller; sister Marilyn Williams (David), former son-in-law, Neal Hersh, nieces and nephews, and her soon-to-be first great-grandchild. The family wishes to thank Yolanda for her many years of devotion to our parents, and caregivers, Rafael, Lourdes and Lito for their comfort and support. Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 19, 2010 at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, and in gratitude for the incredible care Mom received, the family would appreciate donations in her memory to Tower Cancer Research Foundation, 9090 Wilshire Blvd, #200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.



Purnell Williams Jr.

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REBECCA P. SILBAUGH March 16, 1930 November 14, 2010 80, of Montrose passed away Nov. 14, 2010 at the Montrose Memorial Hospital. Rebecca was born Mar. 16, 1930 to Tommie and Neva (Strange) Parrott in Metairie, La. Her childhood was spent throughout Texas, graduating in Roseberg, TX. Rebecca attended the




HOLMES, ROBERT C. Robert C. Holmes, 92, died of Alzheimer's on November 9, 2010. A tennis enthusiast, he was born December 5, 1917 to Henry and Clothilde Holmes in San Francisco, one of three brothers. After World War II Naval service, Robert entered law enforcement. He married on April 23, 1948 to Alice Skaggs. Active with St. Michael's Parish in Rancho Bernardo, he is survived by three sons, Richard, Douglas and Peter. Funeral service: November 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Villa Scalabrini, 10631 Vinedale Street, Sun Valley, CA. Contact email:



Rachel Mae Krauss

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,,



Rafael Lomas Palafox

Rafael Lomas Palafox 1938 - 2010 Rafael was born June 3, 1938 in Van Nuys, CA and passed away November 16, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. Left to cherish his memories are his children, Annette Palafox, Lisa Hernandez and Georgia Hopkins; brother, Frank Palafox; 2 sisters, Gloria Davis and Esther Fernandez; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rafael Palafox Sr. and Esperanza Lomas Palafox and grandson, Richard Ralph Hidalgo Jr. Our Dad was a U.S. Marine and retired Farm Labor Contractor for Icardo Farms, Yurosek and Valpredo Farms. He loved to watch Dodger baseball and being around his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Viewing is Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. A Chapel service will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary. Interment will follow at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, at 12:30 p.m.



Rafaela "Pining" Ramirez

Rafaela "Pining" Hilario Ramirez, A resident of Mtn.View, Rafaela Hilario Ramirez passed away on Mon. Nov. 15, 2010 at 90 years old. She touched many lives with her cheerful smile, loving heart and generosity., Rafaela was born on Oct. 24, 1920 at Tagalag, Valen-zuela, Bulacan, Philippines. She was the 5th of 7 children of Alfonso Hilario & Mathilde Pacheco. Her siblings were Ricardo, Mamerta, Julita, Benjamin, Ruben and Salustiano. She was the wife of the late Pedro Hilario. They are now peacefully reunited with our creator., Rafaela is survived by her devoted relatives, 9 nephews, 13 nieces, 62 grand-nieces/nephews and 30 great grandnieces/nephews., Friends and family are invited to her visitation, Fri. Nov.19, 2010 from 3-9 P.M. with a Vigil service at 7:00 P.M. at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn.View. A Funeral Mass will be held Sat. Nov. 20 at 9:45 A.M. at St. Athanasius Church, 160 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mtn.View. She will lay to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Dr. Los Altos 94024., Please view/sign guestbook at



Ralph Murphy Jr.

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Richard Di Girolamo

Richard, Di Girolamo, Resident of San Jose, Mar. 29, 1943-Nov. 12, 2010, Richard was born in Antioch, CA and raised in Monterey. He lost a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Richard graduated from Monterey High, attended Monterey Peninsula College and transferred to San Jose State University where he graduated in Business Administration. He had a 30-year career in purchasing/ management in Silicon Valley. Richard treasured his Italian heritage as a member IAHS, Sons of Sicily and ICF. An avid sports fan, he followed Cal, SF Giants and his beloved 49ers. He enjoyed tailgating, dancing, traveling and gatherings of family and friends., His father, Anthony and several aunts and uncles preceded Richard in death; Survivors: his loving wife, Bette; children, Veronica (Mike Mendenhall) of Sparks, NV; Christopher (Jennifer) of San Jose; grand-children, Anthony of San Jose; Katelyn Mendenhall of Sparks, NV and step grand-daughter Taylor Crivello of San Jose. He is also survived by his mother, Frances, of Monterey; siblings, Phillip (Jane) of Salinas; Rena of Monterey and Tina (Robert) England of Salinas; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins., Rosary: Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St., in San Jose. Funeral: Friday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 1576 Curtner Ave., in San Jose. Burial: Gates of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos following services., Memorial donations: Mail to:, , 312½Fountain Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950.



Richard Valli

Richard Louis Valli May 17, 1937 - November 15, 2010 In this city on November 15, 2010. Richard was the cherished husband of Lillian Valli for 52 years. Devoted son of the late Mario and Rose Valli. Beloved brother of and brother-in law of Barbara Jean and Herbert Di Grazia. Dear brother-in-law of Aldo and Thelma Baiocchi. Proud uncle of Karen and Leonard Rossi, Donna Di Grazia, Valerie Pontarelli, Vickie Baiocchi and Paula Boyd. Adored great uncle of Janet Rossi. Commander in the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, Past Grand President & life member of the Italian Catholic Federation, charter member of Branch 258 Italian Catholic Federation, Past Director of Transplant Recipients International Organization and a member of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Friends may visit on Friday after 3:00PM and are invited to attend the Vigil Service also on Friday at 7:30PM and the Funeral Service on Saturday at 10:00AM from the Chapels of Valente Marini Perata & Co. 4840 Mission St., SF thence to St. Elizabeth Church (Somerset and Wayland Sts., SF) where a 10:30AM Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Committal will be private.



Rick Sharp

Rick Sharp 1954 - 2010 Rick Sharp, 56, of Shafter, passed away on Monday November 15, 2010. He was born on August 25, 1954 in Bakersfield, California to, Dorothy (Orrick) and John Sharp. Rick married Rebecca "Becky" Mootry on January 8, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked 18 years as a serviceman for Brown and Bryant and 19 1/2 years as a field superintendant for the City of Shafter. The employees at the city office were his second family, and he often talked about how much he enjoyed his work family. Rick was a jack of all trades, and enjoyed working with his hands, especially working on old cars. He was an avid card player, and would play any card game, but his favorite was poker; he also enjoyed watching and playing basketball. Rick loved spending time with his boys and his granddaughters, attending many of their sports events; his family was his life. Rick was known for being honest, caring, a hard worker and a great husband. Rick is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Johnny Creamer; and niece, Becky Sharp. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Becky Sharp; sons, Ricky Sharp, and Mark and wife Gabby Sharp; brothers, Jim and wife Parvin Creamer, Bob and wife Suzanne Sharp, Danny and wife Sylvia Sharp, and Roger and wife Traci Sharp; sisters, Janet and husband Duane Johnson, Sharon and husband Tom Powell, and Joy and husband Fred Morris; granddaughters, Rosemarie, Lylli, Kiyanna and Natalie Sharp; numerous favorite nieces and nephews; and good friends, the Billy Shelton family, Margaret and Everett Williams, and lunch buddy, Shirley Farmer. A graveside service will be held Saturday November 20, 2010 at Shafter Memorial Park beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service at Shafter High School in the new gym, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Mike Polley will officiate the services. Please sign Rick's online guestbook at, Peters Funeral Home - Shafter



Robert Adler Blumenthal

Blumenthal, Robert Adler October 8, 1928 - October 23, 2010 Robert Adler Blumenthal passed away on October 23, 2010 at the age of 82 at the University of Washington Hospital in the company of his loving wife. A loving husband, father and mentor to many, he had an insatiable hunger for life. He loved photography, was a dedicated outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking and sailing into his late-sixties, and was a lifetime student who read widely on history, music, art and business. Always up for a good time and good food, he shared his interests with family and friends at every opportunity. He is survived by his wife Patty, children, Marti, Tom and Jim, son-in-law Dan Blatt, daughters-in-law Lisa and Yvonne and grandchildren Dexter, Connie and Reece, dear family friends Mike and Betty Millington and their children Robert and Ann, and nephew Don Walter and his wife Abby and their daughters Jordan and Megan. He, together with his younger sister Peggy Ann Walter, was the fourth generation of his family to be born in Los Angeles. He arrived on October 8, 1928 to parents Marion Adelaide Adler and Maurice Ullmann Blumenthal. He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1946, and from UCLA/ROTC as a Lieutenant, First Class, US Navy, in 1950. Bob and Patty met in kindergarten at Carthay Center School, attending LA High School and four years of UCLA together. Across the street from Carthay Center School was the Episcopal church where they were later married, on December 20, 1955. Less than a month after graduation, Bob was ordered aboard a ship, bound for the Korean War, on which he served until 1953. Upon his return to Los Angeles in the Naval Reserve, he joined the family clothing business, Blumenthal Manufacturing, where he worked until he left to start his own company, Short Stuff, Inc. Concurrently with starting Short Stuff, he attended the Naval War College (1964) and qualified in submarines earning a set of Dolphins. Holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander, he was honorably discharged in the early 1970s. Following his business career, he returned to school and earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington. He moved to Seattle, WA in 1980 to become a professor at Seattle Pacific University and later the University of Washington, from which he retired in 2003. He was popular among his students, many of whom stayed in contact following graduation, and was a mentor and fierce advocate for those in whom he believed. Students were always welcome in the Blumenthal household and many visited regularly for dinner and a chat with the professor, which provided him great satisfaction. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. We will dearly miss the Renaissance man who was our husband, father and friend. A gathering to celebrate Bob's life will be held in Washington state, on April 2, 2011 at a place still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, donations may be made to the Nephrology Research Fund/Diabetic Kidney Disease in memory of Professor Robert A. Blumenthal at the University of Washington, UW Medicine Advancement Office, Campus Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98195. Checks can be made payable to UW Foundation.



Robert Edgar McCaughna

Private graveside services for Robert "Bob" Edgar McCaughna, 88, were held this past week in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif., Mr. McCaughna passed away on Thursday, Oct., 21, in VacaValley Hospital after a brief bout with cancer., He was born on July 20, 1922, in Glendale, Calif., to James Allen and Margaret (Cobel) McCaughna., In his working years, he was a manager for 10 of those years, specializing in construction., Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Vacaville, and four nephews., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700,,



Robert George Koodrich

Koodrich, Robert George April 2, 1949 - November 15, 2010 Robert George Koodrich, age 61, passed away at his home in Palm Desert, California on November 15, 2010. Known to his friends as Bob, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Bob was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania on April 2, 1949 to Michael and Elizabeth Koodrich. He grew up in Baden, Pennsylvania with his three brothers, Kenneth, Richard and Dennis. He was very proud to have been a graduate of Ambridge High School and went on to obtain his BA degree at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. After his graduation from Ohio University, he took a position with the Phillips Van Heusen Corporation, and retired in August of 2010. During his 36 years of employment with Van Heusen, Bob received numerous awards and acknowledgements. He was an active member of the AHD's of Orange County. Bob was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates fan. However, golf was his passion, and after living in Huntington Beach California for 34 years, he and his wife, Jo Ann, moved to Palm Desert, California and fulfilled his dream of living on a golf course. Bob also loved rock and roll music...the louder the better. Bob is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth and father, Michael. Surviving relatives include his wife, Jo Ann; daughter, Kelly Vandivort and her husband, Joel, of Corona, Ca.; daughter, Alison Koodrich and her husband, Jeremy Wittie, of Palm Desert, Ca ; brother, Kenneth Koodrich and his wife, Chris, of Montara, Ca; brother, Richard Koodrich and his wife, Trish, of Cleveland, Ohio; and brother Dennis Koodrich of Baden, Pa. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Ava Vandivort, Abby Wittie, and Jake Vandivort. Other surviving relatives include his aunts Stella Hrusko of Ambridge, Pa. and Stephanie Koodrich of Sewickley, Pa., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Friends may call at the Ferrara Colonial Mortuary, 351 North Hewes Street, Orange, California, on Sunday, November 21, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 22 at 12:10 pm at Holy Family Cathedral, 566 South Glassell Street in Orange. Burial will be immediately following at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, Ca. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Stand Up 2 Cancer in memory of Robert Koodrich. Information regarding this organization can be found at They can be reached by calling donor services, 1-800-204-5809, or



Robert Lee Owen

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.,



Robert Russell Moore

Moore, Robert Russell March 1, 1962 - November 11, 2010 Russell Moore of Santa Clarita, CA passed away on 11/11. He is survived by his mother, Ann, father, Roy, loving partner, Ken and friends. Funeral services were held at St-Marks-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos on 11/16.



Robert Schultz

ROBERT CARLTON SCHULTZ An honorable man, esteemed father and grandfather, and loving companion 77, passed away on November 14, 2010, at Redlands Community Hospital. He died peacefully of natural causes, attended by his companion of many years Eva Pitter, his children, Craig and Lisa, his daughter-in-law Cyndy, and his granddaughter Willow. Robert was born in Los Angeles, California, and spent several years in the Navy before beginning his life-long career at Santa Fe Railway. His unerring sense of responsibility and sterling work ethic were passed along to his children, Craig and Lisa Schultz. In his later years, Robert was an animal lover, an occasional golfer, an avid hiker, a gallant dancer and a steadfast companion. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Cyndy Schultz, his daughter Lisa Schultz, and his grandchildren Kyle, Chase and Willow. On Friday, November 19, at 3:00pm, a memorial service will be held for him at First Baptist Church, 34784 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA 92399, 909-790-1971. A reception will follow immediately at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations in his name may be made to: The Peace Project 6101 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232



Roger Heller

Roger Kenneth Heller Born February 17th, 1922 in Beach, North Dakota passed away in Ojai on November 8th at the age of 88. He is survived by his sister Marion Murdoch of Ojai, nieces Michele Murdoch, Kristine Sanchez, Linda Heller, Kitt Link and Lisa Heller, and nephew Mark Heller. Roger grew up in Oakland, California, where he spent most of his life until moving to Ojai in 2007 to be closer to his sister and niece. Roger served in the U.S., during, as a noncommissioned officer with the 19th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division. He participated in five campaigns and four amphibious assault landings in the Pacific. He joined the 91st Division in 1949 as a reservist with the 361st Regiment until he received his commission in 1950 upon graduation from The University of California at Berkeley, and served in the Army Reserves until retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1982. LTC Heller's awards and decorations include the, with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Good Conduct medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead and one Silver Service Star, the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp, the Philippine Liberation Medal with four Bronze Stars, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman's Badge and the 2nd Echelon Mechanics Badge. Following World War II, Roger earned his associate's degree from San Francisco Junior College and then transferred to U.C. Berkeley where he earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in History and continued studies towards a PhD. His teaching career included assignments at U.C. Davis, the College of San Mateo, Department Chairman for Social Studies at San Carlos High School, and three years as a Master Teacher and Guest Lecturer in the Intern Program at Stanford University. In 1965 he joined the faculty of San Jose State University where he taught History and Social Science until his retirement in 1987. He was voted "favorite professor" by the SJSU student body for several years. In his retirement Roger continued his passion for learning, reading and writing, including authoring the book "Luck or Fate: The Military Saga of Sgt. Roger K. Heller 1942-1946", published in 2009. In Ojai, he was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Ojai on November 20 at 3:00 pm.



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Ronni Chasen

Chasen, Ronni November 16, 2010 In loving honor of a cherished friend. Your loyal and generous heart will never be forgotten, and I will miss you dearly. You ended every conversation with "Love you". Ronni, love YOU. Judi Farkas



Rosaline Pepper

Rosaline "Roz" Frantz Pepper, Resident of Palo Alto, Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away on Sunday morning, November 14. She had endless energy to pursue her many talents and interests, but her main joy and love was her family. While encouraging her children and grandchildren to achieve their dreams, she was always there to provide support and counsel. She loved sunny days, dancing, photography, and travel. In her later years she struggled with many health issues. She gave her best effort to overcome her physical challenges and seemed invincible., Born July 7, 1921 in San Francisco, she was a first generation American, graduating from Washington High School and attending Stanford University and UC Berkeley. She worked in numerous fields, including bookkeeping, retail shoe sales with her husband, real estate, and travel. She and her husband Alfred celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on November 7., Rosaline leaves behind her loving family including her husband Alfred, son Donald (and Giulie) Pepper, and daughter and best friend Janis Pepper. She was the devoted grandmother of Daniel and Jennifer Slate, Andrea Pepper, and Giulene (and James) Moller, dear sister of the late Geri (and Robert) Shimoff, and the late William Frantz, dear sister-in-law of Ralph (and Joanie) Pepper, Ruth Pepper, the late Herman Pepper and the late Ann Pepper Nelson, beloved aunt to numerous nephews and nieces., Donations can be made in her memory to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation,, . SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 408-297-3636



Rose Buettner

Rose Buettner Apr 29, 1920 - Nov 2, 2010 Born April 29, 1920 in Portland, Maine, Rose Marie Miller Buettner, grew up in Stockton, California and then lived in rural Escalon her entire life. Rose is survived by her children Robert Leslie Miller, Sr. (Victoria), of Ripon, California, Judy Warmerdam (John) of Modesto, California, Terry Buettner (Loretta) of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Ed Buettner (Deborah) of Corvalis, Oregon, Tena Chinn of Sparks, Nevada, sisters May Lager of Las Vegas, Nevada, Josephine Castleton of Merced, California, and brother George Morris of Downey, California. Rose was known as GG to her nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren: Robert Leslie Miller, Jr., Jim Sharp, Rob Sharp, Dale Buettner, Scott Buettner, Andrea Buettner, Nathan Buettner, Brian Howard, and Jennifer Tucciarone. Rose's great-grandchildren are Robert Leslie Miller, III, Taylor Miller, Ellie Sharp, Annie Sharp, William Sharp, Brady Sharp, Carly Buettner, Annie Buettner, William Buettner, Owen Buettner,Leo Tucciarone, Sam Tucciarone, and Tom Tucciarone. As a young woman, Rose graduated from Business College and worked for 11 years as secretary to the president of Union Safe Deposit Bank. She met her husband, Merlin Miller while working at the bank. They married in 1950, and Rose elected to devote her time to her family, helping her husband on the ranch. Rose took great pride in the Miller Ranch, creating the Miller Ranch logo and keeping the books. Her husband, Merlin died in 1976. Rose married Warren ''Bones'' Buettner in 1980. The two cherished friends and family and enjoyed travel, appreciated the outdoors, RV-ing and fishing, spending summers in Livingston, Montana each year. Rose became a widow again in 1994, and since then has lived in the same home she designed and resided in since 1954. Rose belonged to many different social clubs and groups, such as the Monday Night Football Group, Ladies Luncheon Club (LLC), Atlanta Women and the BG's to name a few. In her later years, Rose loved to dine out with her many cherished friends. Her generosity was legend, and her heart, warm and caring. Rose had the ability to make all that knew her feel uniquely special. Rose enjoyed attending CrossPoint Community Church with her family, friends and most recently her caregiver Kathy Quigley, whom God sent to be with her in her last years. Rose suffered from congestive heart failure, yet without a doubt lived a rich, full life. With her family and close friends by her bedside, on her last night on Earth, Rose said good-byes with confidence, grace and even humor, certain she would soon see Jesus. She passed into eternity peacefully and is now at Home, waiting for her beloved family to join her. There will be a private graveside, with the celebration of life planned for Monday, November 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at CrossPoint Community Church, 12th and Needham Streets, Modesto, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ripon Fire Department or the Atlanta Cemetery, 14251 Lone Tree Road, Escalon, CA 95320.



Rosina K. Kinzel

Kinzel, Rosina K. June 29, 1910 - November 16, 2010 Cabot & Sons, 626-793-7159



Roy E. Ireland

Roy E. Ireland, beloved husband, father, grand- father, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, passed from this life on Friday, November 12, 2010 at age 93. Roy was born in Mitchell, Nebraska, on February 4, 1917, to Roy Manderson Ireland and Ruby Cormack Ireland. He met Mary Elizabeth (Betty) White in 1939, and they married on September 12, 1942. They were blessed with six children, twelve grand- children and nine great-grandchildren. After a career with the United States Treasury Department, Roy retired and started his own bookkeeping and tax business, which he operated well into his 80's. Roy always enjoyed activities with his family, and he will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as a man who loved people. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell jokes and stories. A long-time member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pomona, California, Roy was active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society and served as an usher for more than forty years. While his children were attending St. Joseph's Elementary and Pomona Catholic High, he used his tax expertise to manage the church's bookkeeping and payroll. For the past two years Roy lived at Claremont Place, a residential senior community, where he enjoyed interacting with fellow residents and staff. His family would like to thank all the staff of Claremont Place and the Hospice staff for their kind and loving care. A rosary will be held on Tuesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1150 West Holt Avenue, Pomona, California 91768. A funeral mass will be celebrated at the church on Wednesday, November 24, at 9 a.m. Roy's ashes will be interred at Forest Lawn immediately after mass. Donations to the



Ruth Ann Hoheisel

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)



Ruth C. Hunt

Ruth C. Hunt, Ruth C. Hunt passed away on November 10,2010. She was born on July 5, 1925 to Alfred & Katherine Cole in a log cabin in Route County near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She was the fourth of four children. She had two brothers, Jim and Ralph, and one sister, Katherine, all of who preceded her in death., Ruth attended Northern Colorado University and later pursued a career as a Medical Tech at Marian Hospital where she worked for 35 years before retiring., She was a member of the Methodist Church., Ruth leaves behind three children, Dr. Steven Hunt of Portland, Oregon, Russell Hunt of Long Beach, California and Jennifer Southward of Portland, Oregon., Gifts can be donated to the in Ruth's honor., There will be no funeral or services.



Ruth Edwards Trigiano

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Ruth Edwards Trigiano, 101, of Napa, died on Nov. 8, 2010, two months shy of her 102nd birthday.  



Ruth Loretta "Carrol" Thomas

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Ryan Scott Townsend

passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cutten on Saturday evening, Nov. 13th, 2010, at the age of 36. His loss is a shock to everyone who cared for him, and his family sends out their hearts to all who are grieving with them. Ryan is survived by his young son, Miles; his parents, Elena & Bruce Pettit and Kent & Johnna Townsend; his siblings, Kellie Townsend, Alison Pettit, Luke Gretchen and Julie Gretchen Bailey; his grandparents, Clif and Alice Gomes; his uncles Gary Gomes and Lynn Townsend and aunt Lois Christie. Miles was the true light of Ryan's life. Ryan was a devoted father who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his little guy. Ryan was born San Diego, CA on Oct. 25, 1974, and moved to Humboldt County when he was just 7 months old. With legs built like redwood trees, he grew up running around in the woods near HSU with his older sister and the neighborhood kids. He was rambunctious, athletic and pretty much fearless, which led to a lot of adventures and a few trips to the hospital. He loved skiing and hiking among other things. Ryan's family remembers him as a tender-hearted guy, an amazing parent, a daredevil, a gruff sweetheart. Ryan attended Sunset Elementary School and Jacoby Creek before moving to Trinidad. He graduated from Trinidad School and McKinleyville High, where he lettered in soccer and baseball. Baseball led him to College of the Siskiyous and to a season with the Humboldt Crabs. He had recently reconnected with his love of the game through a recreational league. In addition to his family, Ryan has a enormous circle of friends that are mourning his loss. They unfailingly describe him as generous, sweet, kind, easy-going and family-loving. They say that he really cared about and looked out for his friends, that he talked about his mom a lot, and of course that he loved his son more than anything. He was also reportedly a terrible cook, but luckily, his friends were equally generous with him. A trust fund has been established for Ryan's son, Miles. Please contact Kent Townsend at 443-9848 or Elena Pettit at 840-0505 for information. A gathering will be held in Ryan's honor at 1:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 19th, at 1720 Camillia Dr. McKinleyville. Bring your open heart and your best Ryan stories. Please sign the guest book at




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McFARLAND, SUSAN LOUISE Aug. 20, 1943 to Oct. 24, 2010 Susan McFarland, 67, passed away on October 24, 2010 in San Diego from heart failure. She grew up in Imperial Valley, attending school in El Centro and Imperial, graduating from Imperial High School. She earned a BS in nursing and an MA in education, and worked as a public health nurse for San Diego County. She left public health to spent one year in Ganado, AZ, working for Project Hope as a home health nurse on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Upon returning to San Diego, she spent a number of years as a home health coordinator for UCSD Medical Center, taught at the UCSD School of Medicine and San Diego Community College. After leaving the reservation, she was instrumental in gathering donations of clothing, food and money that were sent to the Navajo Indians for several years. Because of her efforts in various community organizations, she was recognized as San Diego County Citizen of the Month. For many years, she loved riding her horse, Lucky, and took him with her to the reservation to ride in her spare time. For several summers, she took him up to the Sierra Mountains to ride with a group of horsemen accompanied by a niece and nephew. She loved her family and always encouraged everyone to attend family gatherings. She had many friends both in San Diego and Imperial. She was preceded in death by her parents, M. L. (Mac) and Laura McFarland. Susan is survived by her brother, Robert (Pat) McFarland; sisters, Phyllis Thompson and Mary Grover; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 20, at Evergreen Cemetery at 201 E. Gillett Rd., El Centro, CA at 9:45 a.m. Flowers may be sent to the cemetery for the service, or donations made to the Humane Society of Imperial County at 1575 W. Pico Ave., El Centro.



Sallyann June Keith

Sallyann June Keith 1936 - 2010 Sallyann Keith was born April 12, 1936 and passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. She was educated in a public school in Oak Park, Illinois, and in the finest women's college in the country, Bryn Mawr, from which she graduated Cum Laude. She lived a rich life, full of love for her husband Stuart, learning from him, a love of nature. She also had loved teaching the young and travel, traveled over much of the world. Her final home in Redding brought her many wonderful friends to love, and she often said how grateful she was for that. She was devoted to her church, but like a good Protestant she fashioned her Christian beliefs as her personal statement. One wish she had was to be cremated and she hoped that her ashes would be scattered with her husband's. The Writer's Forum, the Music Group, and the North State Symphony were enthusiasms that kept her busy and engaged with life, and with her many friends. Her love for her 4 Bichon Frise dogs was charming and this supported her after she lost her husband. She suffered her recent, long convalescence with patience and a cheerful manner expecting to return home soon. Her departure was unexpected. We will all miss her. Memorial service for Sallyann is at the Pilgrim Congregational Church 2850 Foothill Blvd. Redding, on Saturday November 20, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pilgrim Congregational Church or the North State Symphony, Music in Memory Program of the Redding league in her name. Please sign the guestbook at



Sandra Duff

SANDRA LEE DUFF 64, passed away on November 10 2010. She was born in Los Angeles on October 12, 1946. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and best friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Troy, daughters Ron Eva Duff, Kim Cramer, and her two sons Tim Duff and Tony Duff as well as her grandkids Andrew, Skyler, Mikayla, Tyler, Toby, Tanner, Summer and Makena, brothers Brett Williams, Dennis Isham and sister Christine Burr and many nieces and nephews



Sheri (Lunsted) Ghahghahi

Sheri (Lunsted) Ghahghahi, 51, of Fairfield, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14., Sheri is survived by her parents, Sherwood and Grace Lunsted; and brothers, Timothy, Tom and Kevin. Sheri graduated from Armijo High, Class of 1977. She was a psych technician for the past nine years at San Quentin., A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,,



Sheri K. Ghahghahi

Sheri K. Ghahghahi, 51, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Nov. 14., She was born on July 30, 1959., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,



Shirley Mc Millen Beltz Zeni

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.



Shirley Walker

Passed away at home in Graton on November 16, 2010 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 80. Shirley was a member of early Pioneer families on both sides dating back to the 1850's. She was a member of the PEO Chapter AJ, Farm Bureau, 50 year member of the Graton Community Club, and Secretary and Bookkeeper for the Graton Fire Dept. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Lee Walker; daughter, Sue Walker; two sons, Lee (Barbara) Walker III and John (Cindy) Walker; three grandchildren, T.J. (Michelle) Beckman, Kyler and Clay Walker; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Blaine Beckman; sister, Gloria Kitchel. A Viewing will be held Friday, November 19th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Nov. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Church of Sebastopol, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North. Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, November 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley's name to the Hospice by the Bay in Sonoma or The Humane Society. Arrangements under direction of: PLEASANT HILLS MORTUARY (707) 823-5042




BRONNER, Stanley Services were held at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks & Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076. 



Stirnaman, Genevieve Pearl

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM 

Genevieve Pearl Stirnaman, a long-time resident of both Stockton and El Dorado, passed away on November 14, 2010, in Lodi, CA at the age .....



Sue Chadwick

Chadwick, Sue June 17, 1914 - November 13, 2010 Sue Chadwick, longtime Hollywood publicist, dies at 96. Dorothy Sue Clark Chadwick, a successful publicist who represented Ralph Edwards Productions and his shows "This Is Your Life" and "Truth or Consequences" for over 60 years, died in Hollywood on November 13, 2010. She was 96. Born in Iowa Park, TX, Sue came from a family of doctors and educators. Two of her uncles founded Texas Christian University. Sue graduated from college in just two years and worked briefly as a teacher, then as a newspaper editor. When she learned that MGM was making a movie about wildcatting she got the job as technical advisor. The picture was "Boomtown," and Sue began a long friendship with its star, Clark Gable, who called her "that big-eyed girl from Texas." During World War II, Sue worked for the Armed Forces Radio Service and was awarded a Presidential Citation. Shortly before V-J Day, an Air Corps bomber pilot named Jim Chadwick was assigned to the AFRS unit. They were married in 1947 and formed The Chadwick Co. Sue always said that Jim did the work and she did the talking. Among their clients were Janet Leigh, Cameron Mitchell, Arlene Dahl, Howard Duff and Bill Conrad. They also represented "The Alan Young Radio Show" and "Smile Time" with Steve Allen and June Foray, along with the Cigar Institute of America. Every month Sue sent cigars to George Burns. Then came the suggestion that changed Sue's life. A friend told her that Ralph Edwards was looking for West Coast representation for "Truth or Consequences," the hottest show on the air at the time. Ralph had appeared on "Command Performance" which Sue represented. He remembered her and said, "You do business like I do. The account is yours." That was the beginning of an over 60-year association. During that time she helped pull off one of the most successful promotional stunts ever when the city of Hot Springs, New Mexico, officially changed its name to Truth or Consequences, NM. Sue was Director of Standards and Practices and Station Relations for Metromedia Producers for 13 years; she was the rep on the "Merv Griffin Show" and many others. She retired in 1985, but when her husband Jim died in 1990, Ralph suggested she go back to work. At the time of her death, Sue was still a consultant to Ralph Edwards Productions. A longtime member of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, Sue served as Newsletter and Programs Editor and was a member of the Board of Directors. Sue's son, Robert, passed away in 2008. As per her wishes, no memorial service for Sue is planned.



Suzana Christina Johnson Chenault

Suzana Christina Johnson Chenault passed away peacefully after a five-year fight with Ovarian Cancer early Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at home. Suzana was born in Los Angeles in Octobter 1937. Her mother, Evelyn Johnson, at 101, survives her and was cared for by Suzana until just a few weeks ago. Her sister, Trudy Greenlaw of Bolinas, Calif., also survives her. Her father was Leonard Johnson from Salt Lake City, Utah, and preceded her in death some 55 years ago. Suzana''s early years were spent in Los Angeles, then her family moved to Delhi, Calif. During the summers she took the train back and forth to visit her grandparents and many aunts and uncles in Southern California. The train ride made a lasting impression and sparked her life long interest in travel. After graduation, near the top of her class, from Livingston High School, in Livingston, Calif., Suzana attended Modesto Junior College for a year. She spent the summer between her first and second year working in Yosemite Valley, a place she returned to again and again, each time with the same excitement of her first visit. After her marriage to Howard Chenault, Sue began to raise her family, which grew to five children Cheryl, Rawson, Garet, Brooks and Maren. They lived in Sacramento before returning to Delhi. She was active in the Delhi PTA, was a den mother for the Cub Scouts and a school aide. Her home was a second home for many of her children''s friends and there was always a happy, warm feeling at her home. Sue was an expert seamstress, a skill which lead to a career in sewing machine sales. Her skills won her a trip to the Pfaff factory in Germany as well as a seat in the bleachers at the finish line of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix. From Delhi, Sue moved with her second husband, Tom Hunter, to Terra Linda, Calif., Fremont and finally to Paso Robles for the last 16 years. Suzana''s talent of making a beautiful home and garden was fulfilled. She also continued her world travels with trips to Europe, Africa, China, Mexico and a cruise on the South China Sea. This year there were two trips to London to see her granddaughter, Maggie Roesser, perform at the Palladium in the revival of "Sister Act." In addition, she and Tom took numerous trips in his private plane, including a flight last year to Salt Lake City. While living in Paso Robles, Suzana worked at the gift shop at Hearst Castle and then as a volunteer docent for the Hearst Castle Historical Society. She dressed up in period costume to act as living period figures to add an extra dimension for the many guests on the night tours at the Castle. She loved the drive from Paso to the coast and could recognize the young calves that were born, grazed and grew up on the ranches along the highway. She loved to take a new road on every trip - she once ended up on a levee part way to a duck blind in the Central Valley while on her way with her then 95 year-old mother to Sacramento. She thrived on the adventure of travel and on her many trips to Hawaii set a new travel itinerary for activities, complete with a detailed recount of the history surrounding each stop on "her" tour. Each person who knew Suzana was touched by her. She had an extraordinary gift of listening to what you were saying and made you the center of her world. She was a voracious reader and could talk with knowledge about a vast number of subjects. Lastly, she lived her life with style and grace, always looking ahead to the next adventure. Sue stressed to each of her children and grandchildren their importance to her and that she loved them dearly. She always sent them her best on their birthdays and remembered to bring them a special surprise from each of her trips. Suzana leaves behind five children; eight grandchildren; and two stepchildren, Laura and John Hunter. Suzana''s family wishes to thank Dr. Ganpule and his staff in Templeton for their care and love; the staff of Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton. Any gifts should be sent to the Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South Street Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 92401. Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals 238-4383 Paso Robles



Sylvia Geraldine Shuman

Sylvia Geraldine Shuman 62, passed away at her home on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she lived in Yuba City for most of her life. She had recently fought breast cancer and was getting ready to return to her job at the Cookie Tree. She is survived by her two daughters Mindy Shuman & Erica Shuman, both of Yuba City; an a brother Mark Carrelli. She is preceded in death by her husband Lenard Shuman, and both parents. Graveside services are scheduled for 10AM Friday, November 19, 2010 at Sutter Cemetery. She will be greatly missed. Send Condolences at




IN MEMORY THOMAS CARHART AMORY Oct 29, 1933 - Nov 18, 2001 




AGUILAR, TORIBIO OF ESCONDIDO 03/23/1930-11/13/2010 Viewing will be held at Alhiser Wilson Mortuary.On 11/18 4-8pm. Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100 



Teresa Parisi

TERESA MARIE PARISI 56, of Riverside, California, became one of heaven\'s angels on November 15, 2010 at 7:37 a.m. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 14, 1954. Teresa graduated from the Roman Catholic Notre Dame High School in 1972. She married Ralph Parisi on May 18, 1974. Teresa worked for United Airlines as a Supervisor for 34 years and was a leader, motivator, and inspiration for many of her coworkers. She also developed a passion for selling real estate in the more recent years of her life. She enjoyed cooking, traveling overseas with family, interior decorating, entertaining, and like many women, she dedicated her life to her children and husband. Teresa battled advanced stage breast cancer for 13+ years and found the strength and will to fight strong to the very end. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Ralph Parisi; 2 daughters, Marisa Parisi and Danielle Parisi Teague; her parents, Vince and Maria Travaglio; a brother, Rocco Travaglio and a large circle of very close friends. Teresa was an inspiration for all. Funeral Services held today, Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Pierce Bros. Crestlawn Memorial Park with burial to follow. Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas Miller Mortuary. For service information or online condolences go to



Thelma Blake

Thelma Blake, 82, of Fairfield, died on Saturday, Nov. 13., She was born on Oct. 28, 1928., A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home. A funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church , 1735 Enterprise Drive, No. 3, Fairfield., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,



Theresa Louise Hilbert

Theresa Louise, Hilbert, 11/17/1926 - 11/14/2010, Theresa Hilbert went to be with the Lord on November 14, 2010. She was 83 years old. Theresa was a long time resident of Colfax, California and was very active in the Catholic church. She always strived to help others in the community., She is survived by her two children, Carolyn Treat and Craig Hilbert; her grandchildren, Jared and Ashley Treat; and her sister, Elizabeth Reeve., A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 9 a.m. at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 58 East Oak Street, Colfax, California. Potluck to follow at the church hall. Flowers are appreciated, but you may also make donations to St. Dominic's Church memo line Theresa Hilbert- Christ the King Retreat Fund.



Thersa Costello

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.



Thomas Albert Morton

Born October 11, 1927, passed away November 14, 2010. He is survived by two sons, Richard Clark Morton and David Leonard Morton. Services November 23, 11:30am at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W Manchester Bl, Inglewood 310/412-6811. Please sign the guest book at



Thomas, Henry W.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM 

Henry W. Thomas Resident of Oakland Henry W. Thomas, 80, died November 12, 2010 in Oakland. A Celebration of Life will be held on .....



Tony Hernandez (In Memoriam)

TONY A. HERNÁNDEZ Life Celebration Service Fri., Nov. 26, 2010, 2 p.m. at Brookside Free Methodist Church, 75 Tenneessee, Redlands, CA.



Travis David Mann

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:16 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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POWELL, VIRGINIA M. Happy Birthday Virginia" Nana" Powell. We miss your beautiful smile and those beautiful blue eyes! Thinking of you always. Love, Britt, Tony and Colleen, Lynne and Kim, Joe and Tammy and all the grandkids



Valdora Mae Robinson

Mrs. Valdora Mae Robinson, 85, of Vacaville, passed away on the morning of Nov. 9, at her home after a long illness., She was born in Lisbon, N.Y., on Nov. 4, 1925., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 21 years, Maynard Robinson; and daughter, Brenda Robinson, Survivors include daughter, Cynthia Orbino and son, Peter Robinson, both of Vacaville; granddaughter, Kimberly Robinson of Fairfield; and niece, Phileda Smith of Vacaville., Friends of Valdora are invited to a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, 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,, (707) 446-3233.,



Venancio Almara DeGuzman

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,,



Verona Delores Price

Verona Delores Price, 9/4/1931 - 11/6/2010, Verona Price passed away at Auburn Sutter Hospital, Saturday November 6, 2010, at 2:55 p.m. Her husband Cecil of 58 years, daughter Patricia, son Gregory and his wife, Kathy were at her side., Verona was born to Michael and Mary Walters in Carter, South Dakota on September 4, 1931. She was the epitome of a perfect mother and wife. Two of her favorite pastimes were fishing and bowling. In 1986 she was a member of the Rocketts bowling team. She traveled all over the United States by motor home for thirty years and had been active in the Family Motor Coach Association. The most important thing in her life was her family and her love for them was immeasurable. Verona was so loved by all her family and friends and will be missed more than words can express., Her parents, ten siblings and her granddaughter, Teresa, preceded her in death. Verona is survived by her loved ones that were at her side, her son, James, as well as her brothers, Harold Walters, Carl Walters, sister, Olga Ehlers (100 years old), four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews., Services will be held at the Parkside Nazarene Church, 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. A gathering of family and friends after the service will follow.



Virgil Hutcheson

Virgil Hutcheson, 85, of Redding died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).



Virginia W. Bailey

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W. Howard Lester

Lester, W. Howard August 14, 1935 - November 15, 2010 W. Howard Lester, American entrepreneur, devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather and cherished friend, died Monday at his home surrounded by his loved ones in Indian Wells, California after a 13-year long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a business icon, who for over 32 years guided the development and success of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands. Howard lived the American dream during his life's journey. Born August 14, 1935 in Durant, Oklahoma, he was known to all as just "Howard." Despite being raised, as he often said, "on the wrong side of the tracks," he was a true renaissance man with so many achievements. Even with all his success, he never forgot his humble beginnings. In the 1950s, Howard served in the Counter Intelligence Corp. of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Munich, Germany. After military service, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he met his first wife Wanda Eshelman. Always an entrepreneur at heart, he was constantly experimenting with new business concepts and product ideas. He started his business career selling typewriters for IBM in 1958. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Howard created several of his own companies, including the Coley/Lester Employment Agency, as well as a few computer service and software businesses. He also formed Centurex Corporation, which became one of the leading suppliers of software systems to the American banking industry. After selling the company in 1976, he "retired." Never one to relax for long, in 1978, a friend introduced Howard to Chuck Williams, the founder of a small, authentic, French inspired kitchen store called Williams-Sonoma. Howard immediately saw the potential in what Chuck had created and it was at that moment that the dream began, the vision of building a company that would "enhance people's lives at home." It was at this moment also that a wonderful and enduring partnership began with Chuck that would last over 30 years. Early in his career, Howard jotted down seven principles that eventually came to be known as "Howard's Rules." These rules speak to his beliefs; the need for vision, the disdain for arrogance, modeling of honesty and integrity, reverence for the accomplishments of associates, and above all, a belief in the value of the customer, "because without them, nothing else matters." Originally intended as guiding principles for his own behavior, still today, these "rules" guide the entire Williams-Sonoma, Inc. organization and are integral to the rich culture that Howard helped to build. These guiding principles offer insight into his dedication to world class customer service and his steadfast vision for the company. Rule #1 is a simple testament to his leadership style: "Without vision it is very difficult, if not impossible, to provide leadership to a company of any size. Dreams are important, never stop having them." Howard's passion, integrity, perseverance and loyalty were the cornerstones of his success throughout his entire career. When asked, in an interview with The Oklahoman, about how Williams-Sonoma impacted his own life, Howard replied, "It's about good living, and I enjoy that." Throughout the years, Howard often said that he was not an expert cook, but his combined talents as a skilled businessman and "frustrated consumer" helped guide the company through exponential growth from $4 million in annual revenue to more than $3.4 billion today. As Chairman and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. from 1978 to his recent retirement in May 2010, Howard transformed business operations, taking Williams-Sonoma, Inc. public in 1983 while overseeing the development of more than 600 retail stores, seven direct mail catalogs and six online retail websites. He built a small kitchen company into an international, multi-channel specialty retailer that brought gourmet cookware and high quality home decor to consumers through the company's core brands including Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen and West Elm. But Howard had a special passion for the original Williams-Sonoma brand and under his care, the brand came to be known for its innovative visual merchandising, retail customer service and beautifully photographed catalogs. Explaining the concept behind the brand, he told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2004, "I think our store is about a lot more than cooking...Williams-Sonoma is an aspirational store, if you will, with a certain grand vision." More than fifty years ago, Howard began a love affair with a game that would become one of the centerpieces of his life. Through golf, he forged many of his closest relationships. He attacked the game with the same passion and determination that he applied to his other endeavors. Either playing in his beloved AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am or enjoying his annual pilgrimage to the British Isles, his love for the game was unwavering. Whether he was competing in tournaments or just playing with friends, his quest to better his game was endless. Howard may have simply been his happiest on the golf course. Howard chose to share this passion for golf through many ways, including serving as a national trustee for the renowned First Tee Program, serving as the General Chairman of the American Express World Golf Championship in 2005, chairing the 2009 Presidents Cup event in San Francisco, and serving as a director for the Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament. Howard strove to improve the lives of others through his philanthropy. With his wife Mary, they supported education, medical research, youth programs and the arts. In 1991, he founded The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the Haas School of Business at the University at California, Berkeley, which now carries on his legacy of business enterprise. In 2005, they endowed a new addition to the University of Oklahoma's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Over the years, he and Mary helped fund vital cancer research programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Howard provided his resources, leadership and guidance to many organizations including: Boy Scouts of America, Conner Peripherals Inc., Delancey Street Foundation, Harold's Stores, Inc., Il Fornaio (America) Corporation, International Association of Shopping Centers, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Good Guys, Inc. He also served on the Executive Council of the University of California, San Francisco, and the Advisory Boards of the Retail Management Institute of Santa Clara University and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2001, Howard was elected to Oklahoma's Hall of Fame. In 2003, he was honored by the Haas School of Business as the Business Leader of the Year and also received an honorary degree from the University of Oklahoma the following year. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Humanitarian award for the Housewares Charity Foundation. Howard and Chuck together, in 2008, received the Direct Marketing Association's highest honor by being inducted into their Hall of Fame. Most recently, Howard was inducted into the Bay Area Council's Business Hall of Fame in October 2010. Mr. Lester is survived by his wife Mary; his children: Kirk and his wife Sheryl; Kathryn Lindlan and her husband Tim; and Kristen Rio and her husband Steve; his five grandchildren: Claire, Charles, and Charlotte Lester, Luke and Sarah Lindlan and his niece, Elizabeth Lester Hartmann. Funeral and Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 650 Parker Street, San Francisco, California on




COLE, WALTER R. Walter R. Cole, 89 native San Diegan, Graduate of San Diego High School Class of 1939,, Naval Veteran, retired from San Diego City Water Dept. and a member of La Mesa Masonic Lodge, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, November 15, 2010. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 year Ursula, sons Raymond and Harold Cole and his daughter Carin Ritter, also his sister Evelyn Whitney, his grandson Dr. Phillip Anthony Cole and granddaughter Jennifer Ritter, 3 nephews and 2 nieces. Viewing will be from 5pm-9pm on Friday, Nov. 19th, and Service on Saturday, Nov. 20th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Roses at the Glen Abbey Cemetery.




William Andridge After a courageous and determined fight against leukemia Bill finally succumbed on November 16, 2010. Bill was born on June 22, 1944 to Esther and Theron Andridge in Battle Creek, Michigan. The first twenty years of his life were spent growing up in Battle Creek. In 1962 he graduated from Lakeview High School. These years laid the foundation for his sturdy Mid-West principles that would never leave him. In 1965, like so many others, Bill moved west and landed in Mill Valley. Despite those Mid-West principles this would mark a love affair with Marin County and the Bay Area. It was in 1965 that Bill met Tony Houston and this would be the beginning of a 45 year friendship of the strongest sort. Bill attended College of Marin and received his A.A. degree in 1966. Unfortunately he also received his draft notice that fall. From 1967 until June of '69 Bill proudly served his country in the U.S., . The last 13 months were spent in Vietnam. In the fall of 1969 he started towards a Business degree at SFSU. After college Bill found himself working for the U.S. Postal Service. A few years later, Bill came to the conclusion that this wasn't for him. The decision was made to enter the business world. Software sales were first but soon he settled into his real passion: banking and finance. Here he found great satisfaction with his accomplishments. Bill's unflinching integrity made him the perfect Loan Officer for a loan and advice. Mid life crisis? Nope! Bill examined his life and decided to make some changes. He quit drinking and smoking. No 12 step program, just quit! What better reflection on his strength of character than that. Bill's passions and interests were many. Bill loved to hike the many trails of Mt. Tam and pheasant hunting at his Black Point Club. He loved to wet the fishing line while sitting on a dock and conversing with his friend Tony, jazz would be playing and the world's problems would be solved. Story telling is an art and Bill was an artist. Every one looks for a great sale but Bill was the master. When you went anywhere with Bill you always were able to park in front! For Bill's extended family they always thought of Uncle Bill when looking for that elusive parking spot. More often than not, it worked. He had many wonderful relationships; none as meaningful as his beloved Ruth Perez. Bill and Ruth spent many years of comfortable companionship. His devotion to his mother, Esther, was a role model for everyone. Tom Nowell, who was a father to Bill for most of his life, was a great inspiration to Bill and they spent many a happy day at Tom's cabin at Clear Lake. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Theron. He is survived by his mother, Esther, Thom Nowell II and his three sons, Tom III, Ronnie, and Dan (Sean) Nowell, and Beverly and Tony Houston and their seven children to whom he was always Uncle Bill. If you want to make a donation in Bill's honor please consider his favorite charity Warm Wishes ( To all of Bill's many friends there will be a celebration of Bill's remarkable life. The date and location are pending.



Walburgra "Wally" Rutledge

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Walter A. Garett

Walter A. Garett (Gontarski), age 92 of Bethel , passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Pope John Paul II Center. Mr. Garett was born and raised in New York. During, , he served in the U.S., as a Light Tank Crewman in the 1st Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division in H Company, 3rd Battalion. He entered service on September 4, 1941; he served during the European Theater of Operations, was a POW and honorably discharged from the military on October 12, 1945. He was a retired electrician, loved playing his accordion and an avid golfer. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Garett; sister, Jean Tuttle; and brother, Adam Gontarski. He is survived by his younger sister, Joan Wieczkiewicz and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 20. The family wishes that memorial contributions be directed to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 46 Stone Street, Danbury, CT 06810. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website



Wayne Murray

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.



Wendy D. Hill

Wendy Dawn Hill, age 64 of Danbury, died on Tuesday at the Danbury Healthcare Center. Wendy was born March 30, 1946, the daughter of the late Francis and Mabel (O'Dell) Brill. A lifelong resident, she graduated from local schools, and was employed with the City of Danbury as a cafeteria aide, most recently with the Mill Ridge Intermediate School. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Danbury. Wendy is survived by her children, Desirea R. Petersen and her husband, Christopher of Waterbury, and Douglas E. Hill and his wife, Stacy of Torrington; her siblings, Linda Shephard of Palm Bay, Fla., Loretta Hoffman of Bethel, Michael Brill of Danbury, Patrick Brill of Waterbury, and Cindy Roos of Carrolton, Ga.; her longtime companion, Joe Hill of Bethel; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Saturday November 20th from 2 to 5 pm. Cremation and interment will be private. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to the American Lung Association 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108.



Wilcox-Johnson, Heather Michelle

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM

Heather Wilcox- Johnson, 28 ESCONDIDO -- Heather Michelle Wilcox-Johnson died Thursday, November 11, 2010, in Escondido. Born Sept. 5, 1982 in San Diego, she ..... 



Willaim J. "Sonny" Sumner

William J. "Sonny" Sumner, William J. "Sonny" Sumner passed away November 13, 2010 at the age of 80., Sonny was born and raised in the Santa Maria Valley. He attended local schools. He started playing local sports as a teenager for a Guadalupe Football and baseball team. His passion for baseball led him to the Santa Maria Indians where he had a 26 year career. He played many positions from left-field to catcher. At about 17, he started playing billiards in local pool halls that his grandma Molly tried to discourage with no success. At 17 he also tried to follow a few best friends in to the service, but was sent home when his real age was discovered., On November 27, 1948 he married his high school sweetheart Thelma Simas. He worked for PG&E, General Telephone and retiring as a short line driver for CME Trucking Co., Sonny had offers to go to some major league farm clubs, but with a young family growing it wasn't possible. Through all these years Sonny would get off work, get home, clean-up eat dinner with the family and off to go play ball, a bowling tournament or someone calling him to come down for a game of pool hoping this time they might win a game or two., If it was hunting season he often put Thelma and the kids in the car and go off on an evening hunt up HWY 166 and the Las Padres Forrest., Sonny found golf through these years to add as another sport to try. Through his years if he was challenged by someone to try a sport from tennis to a foot race his determination to win or beat them was so strong he never lost. Sonny in his 70s was challenged by a grandson who thought he was young strong could take his grandpa at arm-wrestling, he never asked grandpa for a match again., Sonny won many bowling and golf tournaments. He was one of the first to bowl a 300 game at the Rancho Bowl where he went on to bowl two more 300 games one of which was on the same day he had a hole in one at the golf course earlier. That hole in one wasn't his first or last., Sonny was the first west-side little league president. He could spot talent in a player and has encouraged some young athletes to get to the ball park "you're major league material!", Sonny was a life-time member of the Santa Maria Elks Local 1538 as well as his Father., He was inducted into the Santa Maria Hall of Fame and the Santa Maria Indians Hall of Fame. Very few would argue he was the greatest natural all around athlete in the Santa Maria Valley., Even with his last 4 years of health issues, he stayed close to his love of golf by having a monthly tournament where the teams of (4) kept growing. He met monthly with his Santa Maria Indian teammates for lunch and spent most mornings at the donut shop with his crew of cronies telling "tall Tales.", Sonny loved and waited for visits with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Some of their first times playing catch were with "Poppy" or taking his cane and using it for a microphone and singing to him or as an exercise bar, anything to watch him laugh and entertain him., He loved watching golf and the Dodgers and talking to friends on the phone. He could get mad at any one of them, but an hour later they were "a hell of a guy.", Everyone that knew Sonny knew…HE DID IT HIS WAY., Sonny is survived by his wife Thelma Sumner of Santa Maria, Daughter Colleen Sumner (Steve Goodman) of Santa Maria, Sons Stanley Sumner, Stephen Sumner(Kristi ), William Sumner (Natalie) and Thomas Sumner (Joanie) all of Santa Maria, daughter-in-law Nancy Sumner Steele of Arroyo Grande, brother Donnie Oliveira of Santa Maria, Sister Rita Alexander of Paso Robles, Step-Brother Harry Goodchild of Garey, Step Father Sam Esparaza, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nephews., He is preceded in death by a son James A. Sumner in 1980, parents William Sumner and Rose B. Oliveira Esparaza, sisters Beverly Hornsby, Hilda Ruiz and Maxine Duran, step mother Barbara Goodchild Sumner, step brother Edward Goodchild and step father Edward Oliveira., A Rosary and memorial service will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Private burial will be in the Santa Maria Cemetery at a later date., Friends if they so desire can make a contribution in Sonny's name to Santa Maria Valley Packers, PO Box 2822, Santa Maria, CA 93457 or to any Santa Maria Youth Athletic Fund., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



William Biggerstaff

William Edward ("Bill") Biggerstaff, Resident of Portola Valley, William E. ("Bill") Biggerstaff, whose career included senior positions with Ford and Wells Fargo Bank, culminating in 1983 as a co-founder of Silicon Valley Bank, passed away Nov. 15 in Portola Valley, Calif. He was 91 years old., Mr. Biggerstaff is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Gibson Biggerstaff, along with four children and seven grandchildren., He was born in Berkeley, California on March 17, 1919, the youngest of four children of Eugene and Elizabeth Biggerstaff. An avid sportsman both as a player and fan Mr. Biggerstaff lettered in basketball three years while studying at the University of California, Berkeley. Among those he played against was, 's Jackie Robinson. Upon graduating from Cal Berkeley in 1940, Mr. Biggerstaff entered the, and later commanded a destroyer escort in the South Pacific during, After the war, Mr. Biggerstaff attended Harvard Business School and graduated in 1947 with a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He retuned to the Bay Area, and worked first in auto sales, and later for Mechanics Bank in Richmond. It was at this time that he met and courted Shirley Gibson of Piedmont, Calif. The couple married in 1951 at her parents' home in Berkeley, and honeymooned while driving from the Bay Area to Southern California. Two years later, he joined the international division of, . His sales and marketing positions took him and his family to New York City; Dearborn, Mich. and Brussels, where he was responsible for opening new markets for Ford in Europe., The family returned to the U.S. in 1960, living a couple of years in Racine, Wis., and later relocated to Atherton, Calif. Mr. Biggerstaff joined Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco and, among other duties, introduced MasterCard to banking clients in Japan, Australia and other markets., In the late 1970's Mr. Biggerstaff, while driving to Pajaro Dunes Resort for a weekend of poker with friends, conceived the idea of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) with his friend, Stanford professor and entrepreneur Robert Madearis. They recognized the need for investment banking to small to medium-size technology firms. In October, 1983, Messrs Biggerstaff and Madearis, along with then-CEO Roger Smith, opened the bank's first office in San Jose. Mr. Biggerstaff helped develop new markets and clients for the bank well into his 80's. Today, SVB Financial Group has 26 offices in the U.S., and subsidiaries in the U.K., Israel, India and China. An annual employee award is named in Mr. Biggerstaff's honor., In addition to his professional career, Mr. Biggerstaff was active for several years at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and in the church's ministry with the incarcerated., He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; four children Barry Biggerstaff of Carbondale, Ill.; Beth Andersen of Rocklin, Calif.; Jan Owen of suburban Seattle; and Brandon Biggerstaff of Emeryville, Calif. He also leaves seven grandchildren: Carrie Naylor of Princeton, N.J.; Whitney Hammar of Seattle; Matthew Biggerstaff of San Francisco, Laura Andersen of San Francisco; Clayton Biggerstaff of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Brett Andersen of Davis, Calif., and Embry Owen of New York City., The family is planning a private memorial to honor and celebrate Mr. Biggerstaff's life. Donations may be made in Mr. Biggerstaff's name to: Pathways Hospice, 585 North Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif., 94085



William James Bullis

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William Kiyasu

William Sadao Kiyasu, M.D. Second child of the late Dr. Kunisada and Sadako Kiyasu, was born at UCSF in 1923. On Nov 2nd 2010, after 2-year battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side. After graduating Lowell High (1940), he attended UC Berkeley for 2 years but was forced to leave after the evacuation order of Japanese Americans. With the help of the American Friends, he was welcomed at Grinnell College, Iowa where he graduated in 1944. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1948. He was the first recipient of the NIH Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology under the late Dr. Louis K. Diamond. He took his residency training at Boston Children Hospital and SF General Hospital. He was Lt. Cdr. in Medical Corp,, stationed in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland and Yokusuka, Jp. He returned to SF to join the office of his father and his late brother, Dr. Robert Kiyasu. He practiced pediatrics in San Francisco until his retirement in 2002. He was an active teacher at Children's Hospital (now CPMC) and UCSF where he was distinguished as Clinical Professor of Pediatric Medicine and in retirement, as Professor Emeritus at UCSF. He was the former Vice-Chairman of Dept. of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital. He served as the Chief Pediatrics advisor at Shriners Hospital until they moved to Sacramento. He cherished his lifelong friendships from his childhood, medical school/training and his professional career. The most endearing aspect of his practice was caring for such wonderful patients. His other activities included community service with YMCA as a board member (1964-1968) and World Health Organization. He enjoyed the arts, literature and music especially classical and jazz. He also enjoyed traveling abroad as well as leisure driving in the countryside with his wife. He enjoyed spending his personal time with his late longtime friend over a glass of scotch. He is survived by his wife Kikue of 51 years, daughters - Miriam and Emily (Matthew), sons - Crawford (Salma) and Charles (Mafe), sister and brother-in-law - Yulie and Akira Nose (Maryland), sister-in-law - Lil Kiyasu (New York), grandchildren - Nathaniel, Marina, Sierra and many nephews, nieces and their families. A private memorial service took place on Nov 14th, 2010 and he was laid to rest on the following day. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to the charity of your choice. Halsted N.Gray-Carew & English (415) 673-3000



William Wesley Haverstock Jr.

age 92, died November 4, 2010, peacefully at home in Whitefish, MT surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by wife Myrtle of 56 years, parents, and sister and brother. William ("Bill") was born and grew up in Minneapolis, the youngest of three children born to William Wesley Haverstock, Sr., and Alice Minard (Cleaveland) Haverstock. He was a graduate of Macalester College, with degrees also from the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University. He served in the United States Army during



Wilma "Maurine" McCall

Wilma "Maurine", Mc Call, Resident of San Jose, 11-23-1912 to 11-15-2010, Maurine was just one week shy of her 98th birthday. This is quite amazing as she almost did not survive her birth. She was born in Plains, Kansas to Ethel and Roy Traylor. She married the boy across the street, Maurice "Mac" McCall. They moved to California in 1937, and she never looked back., She is survived by her daughter Suej (Carolyn) and her son Gordon (Bev), her grandchildren Mike (Cristina) and Kelley (Ken), and two great grandchildren, Lindsay and Ryan., After Mac's death in 1966, she worked at Lockheed. She later retired and spent her time traveling around the world. She loved dancing, schmoozing with friends, parties and playing canasta with her card group. She loved her cat, Missy, too., She had a very curious mind and a keen sense of humor. She also was a very loyal friend to many., We know that she is now united with her beloved Mac and finally at peace., Everyone who knew her will miss her compassion and thoughtfulness., Memorial services will be held at various times and places.



Wilson, Rose Helen Rychtarik

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM 

Rose Helen Rychtarik Wilson Resident of Livermore Rose Helen Rychtarik Wilson was born in Cicero Illinois on July 30, 1922. She was the youngest ..... 



Wood, Marilyn Rose Martinez Tulley

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM 

Marilyn Rose Martinez Tulley Wood 1933 - 2010 Born Dec. 3, 1933, Oakland, CA at the age of zero. Attended Edison Elementary, Westlake Jr., .....



Wright, Annabelle

Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 AM 

Annabelle Wright, 85 OCEANSIDE -- Annabelle Wright passed away Friday, November 12, 2010 at La Paloma Nursing Facility. She was born July 20, 1925 .....



YOUNGBLOOD, Venus Jordan

YOUNGBLOOD, Venus Jordan March 18, 1925 - November 12, 2010 Beloved Wife and Mother 



Yolanda Agosto (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Yolanda Agosto November 18, 1932 - November 18, 2007 Mami; It has been three years since God called you home and we miss you so much. The legacy you and daddy started still goes on! Love you - Eli and Bill



Zelma Harris

Zelma Harris 82, of Marysville, CA passed away November 13, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethel AME Church, Marysville CA on November 23, 2010 at 1pm. Cremation is under the direction of the Neptune Society of Chico, CA.