July 30, 1914 - October 27, 2010 Alfred Valadon, age 96, passed away peacefully in his sleep October 27, 2010, in Merced, California. He was born on July 30, 1914, in Atwater, California. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the Merced area for several years. During World War II, he proudly served his country in the US Army, 25th Infantry Division in the Philippines as a Platoon leader. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, and his daughter Linda. He is survived by his daughter Carol Whitehouse of Madera, California, his grandson Jimmy Whitehouse and his wife Laura, of Carlsbad, California. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Malia Whitehouse, age two, who IVERS AND ALCORN LOC 4602he enjoyed playing with this summer. Alfred was an avid sportsman, and always looked forward to planning those deer hunting trips for six months, and talking about the trips for six months after. He always knew where the fish were biting, and even what kind of fish it was before he would reel them in. He enjoyed fishing with his Grandson. The family would like to thank Home Sweet Home, for taking such good care of Dad this past year, and special thanks to Joe's Barber Shop, for always being so kind to Dad. Thank you also, family and friends for your support the past years. Visitation will be held at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Atwater, California on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. A military graveside burial will be at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Winton District Cemetery in Winton, California. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 3050 North Winton Way in Atwater, CA or you may call us at 1-209-358-4931.
MURDOCK, AUDRY A. Nov. 28, 1925 to Oct. 25, 2010 Audry passed away with her daughters by her side in San Diego. Originally from London, England, she married an American soldier during World War II and moved to Greeneville, TN, in 1946. She enjoyed genealogy and reading. She was laid to rest with her husband at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, TN. She is survived by her children Carole Fugate, Ronald Murdock and his wife Sandra, Eva Murdock, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a brother Peter Ashby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danie F. Murdock and son, James A. Murdock as well as her brothers, Kenneth and Ian Ashby. In lieu of flowers, please donate to American Literacy Corp. or .
MR. ABEL C. PONCE, age 65, resident of Santa Maria, passed away October 29, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
Abigail Eloise Rivas Abigail Eloise Rivas, a life-time resident of Lompoc, passed away Saturday the 30th of October at her home in Lompoc. She passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband, surrounded by family and friends. This passing ended a yearlong courageous battle with lung cancer. On January 22, 1937 In a small ranch house in Lompoc, CA, and at the hands of Dr. L. Heiges Sr., Abigail was born to her loving parents Rogelio and Vivian Velasquez (Gonzalez). Abigail was very proud of growing up in the small community of Lompoc. She talked with pride in attending the old single room Artesia School House as a child, and further on through Lompoc High School. Abigail met the love of her life Abraham Rivas in the Fall of 1960, and they were joined in marriage on February 11, 1961. Abigail started work with Bodger Seed as a young woman and then later went on to work with Victor and Toshi Inouye at Inouye's Market for ten years. After a brief stint as a homemaker, she returned to work at Valley Rexall, where she worked for twenty plus years, until her retirement when Valley Rexall closed its doors. She always spoke about and cherished the relationships that evolved throughout the years, with a little partiality to her fellow "old timers." Abigail's life revolved around her family. She enjoyed doing anything that involved them. Her special times were all holidays, annual vacations at the lake, and any other time she spent with her family. She enjoyed gardening and collecting her keepsakes. She always was smiling and behind that smile was the pillar of strength of the family. Later in life, she embraced the time she was able to spend with all her grandchildren and share in their life experiences. Abigail is survived by her Husband of fifty years Abraham Rivas of Lompoc; son David Rivas (Janet) of San Luis Obispo; daughter Diane Woodson (Roy) of Tule Lake, CA; son Daniel Rivas (Kimberly) of Paso Robles; and her six grandchildren: Luke Woodson, Jacob Woodson, Samantha Rivas, Joel Rivas, Sean Rivas, and Danielle Rivas; as well as her sisters Victoria Aguiniga and Esther Tobin of Lompoc; sister Ruth Lewis of Orcutt; brother David Velasquez (Rose) of Tempo Hill, MD; brothers Marvin and Richard Velasquez of Santa Maria; and brother Rossi Velasquez (Shannon) of Lompoc; a long with numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you from the family to Becky Valverde and Rose Tyler for the very special care and love they provided during this time. The visitation will be on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, from 4-8 pm in the chapel of the Starbuck-Lind Mortuary (123 N. "A" St. in Lompoc). The mass of Christian burial will be Thursday at La Purisma followed by graveside services at the Lompoc Cemetery. There will be a celebration of life at Abraham Rivas's home following the graveside services. In Lieu of Flowers Memorial Contributions can be made to the Patient Access Network, 900 19th St. Northwest Suite 200, Washington D.C., 20006 or Contact Katie Kraft at Ph: 202-384-1474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adabelle Mary Burnett, a 60-year resident of Gardena, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Lawndale, CA after a battle with brain cancer. Born in Tucson, AZ in 1926, Adabelle was 84 when she died. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church since 1950. She always had a cheerful attitude and helped people in countless ways. Her family and friends described her as a wonderful, loving, and caring person. Adabelle is survived by four sons, Stephen (Lynne), Charles (Karen), Edward (Diane) and Dennis (Monica); daughter, Alice Nyman (James); nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The vigil service will be held at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The Mass will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Adabelle to the . Please sign the guestbook at
After a long illness our Uncle Albert peacefully joined family, friends and Our Lord on Oct. 26, 2010. He was a fifth generation Venturan and a resident of St. Joseph's Retirement Home in Ojai., Albert and his sister, Alberta, were the first twins born at Big Sisters Hospital in Ventura on June 25, 1923. He graduated from Ventura High School. Inducted into the military in 1942, he proudly served in the United States Army during WWII as part of the European African Theater. Many times we heard stories of marching across Italy as a combat infantry soldier. Albert was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds received in Bordignano, Italy. He was honorably discharged in 1945. After returning to Ventura, Albert worked as a food production manager for 20 years at the Las Palmas Chili Company, a family owned business., Albert was a kind and big hearted man. For those of us who knew him, well, we will fondly recall laughing at his stories he enjoyed telling. Oh what a life he led... what experiences he had to share. Albert loved to fish, hunt and golf, all of which he did throughout the United States. He was well known for his nine month-long yearly vacations, visiting old friends along the way and always making new ones as well. He was a member of the Ventura Elks Lodge, VFW and a dedicated and proud member of AA., Albert was preceded in death by his father, Frank Feraud; mother, Rose Feraud; twin sister, Alberta Woodstock-Cliver; nephew, Jim Woodstock; and niece, Bonnie Reeder., He is survived by his niece, Pattie Reeder-Cooke (husband Bob); great-nieces, Audra Reeder Lahey (husband Kevin), Stephanie Reeder Beattie (husband Darrin), and Kimberly Reeder Gardner (husband Stuart); great-nephews, James Woodstock (wife Susie), Keith Reeder (wife Michele), Matthew Reeder (wife Jodi), Jacob Woodstock (wife Tracy), Joshua Woodstock and Jimmie F. Woodstock; extended family members, Don Reeder, Kathe Woodstock and Cyd Peevyhouse., The family would like to thank the Brothers, nurses and staff at St. John's for the dedicated and loving care they provided. They were a special part of his life and he considered them a second family., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to St. Joseph's Retirement Home, 2464 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023., Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 at the San Buenaventura Mission, 211 E. Main St., Ventura. Albert has been entrusted to the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home at 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623.
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Alexander F. Mau, Resident of Santa Maria, CA, Born on November 30, 1930 in Honolulu, Hawaii, son of Hen Mau and Daisy Chung, beloved husband of Janyce Mau, brother of Sadie Yamauchi, Sylvia Naauai, Darlene Bajadali and Charlie Mau, father of David, Robert (Irene), Lee Anne and Michael (Anna), and grandfather of Matthew, Tami, Jonah and Naomi, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2010., Raised in Hawaii and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He was also an Airman Second Class in the United States Air Force, and was honorably discharged. He remained in the mainland and settled in Santa Maria, while working until retirement as an engineer at General Dynamics in Vandenberg Air Force Base. His passion was gardening, cooking for his family, and during retirement he enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas. He will truly be missed., Services will be held at the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, 1003 East Stowell Road, Santa Maria, CA on Friday, November 5, 2010. Viewing is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Service begins at 1:00 p.m., with burial to follow at the Santa Maria Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome to attend., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Dec. 17, 1923- Oct. 24, 2010, Alfred G. Soto, 86, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 at his home. He has been a resident of Ventura County for 81 years., He was born in Los Angeles. Alfred was married to his loving wife, Maria F. Soto, for 24 years. Alfred served in the Army during the Korean War from 1948-1950, and was a member of the Santa Paula VFW Post. He really loved and enjoyed living in the Santa Paula Community. He enjoyed watching Dodger baseball games and Sunday drives with the family., He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Elenor Soto; brother, Tony Soto; sister, Josie Moreno; brothers, Peter Soto, Alfonso Soto; sisters, Nellie Soto, Pauline Cobos; and brother, Rudy Soto., He is survived by his wife, Maria Soto of Santa Paula; son, Frank Valdivia; and granddaughter, Ruby Valdivia of Fontana; and sister, Ida Rosales of Los Angeles., Services for Alfred will be held Monday, Nov. 1 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary in Santa Paula. The viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will he held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at St. Sebastian's Church with burial following at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery., Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 525-3391.
GRUMET, Alfred Beloved father and grandfather, Alfred Grumet was born May 20, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio. He passed away peacefully on October 30, 2010, at his home of more than 40 years in West Covina. Al was a decorated World War II P.O.W. where he helped numerous men under his command stay alive while and after being captured at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a loved family man and through his guidance and support helped his son and grandsons graduate from college. Just before passing, Al became aware he had his first great-grandchild on the way. He was well respected by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed. At least now he will be with his wife of more than 60 years in God's kingdom. We love you Papa and miss you more than words can explain. Services Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. at Hillside Mortuary 800-576-1994
A Mass of Christian Burial for Alfred T. Galvan, 80 of Vacaville will be Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1791 Marshall Road in Vacaville. A viewing will be this evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville., Mr. Galvan passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on the morning of Oct. 21. He was born in Guadalupe de los Reyes, Sinaloa, Mexico on Sept. 2, 1930, to Filomeno and Loreto Galvan., Vacaville has been his home for the last 60 years. He was a supervisor with Basic Vegetable in Vacaville, working there for over 30 years until his retirement., Mr. Galvan was devoted to his family. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother., He is survived by his daughter, Rose Galvan; sons, Jesse (Dana) and Gabriel; their mother, Minnie; brothers, Roberto and Jesus; sisters, Aurora, Socorro and Elena; grandchildren, Natasha, Kayla, Jesse Jr. and Matt; he is also survived by one great grandson, Elijah and a host of extended family and friends., Mr. Galvan was preceded in death by his son Alfred Jr., daughter, Yolanda, brother, Emilio and sister, Caritina., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
ALFRED VALADON JUL 30, 1914 - OCT 27, 2010 Alfred Valadon, age 96, passed away peacefully in his sleep October 27, 2010, in Merced, California. He was born on July 30, 1914, in Atwater, California. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the Merced area for several years. During, , he proudly served his country in the US Army, 25th Infantry Division in the Philippines as a Platoon leader. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, and his daughter Linda. He is survived by his daughter Carol Whitehouse of Madera, California, his grandson Jimmy Whitehouse and his wife Laura, of Carlsbad, California. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Malia Whitehouse, age two, who he enjoyed playing with this summer. Alfred was an avid sportsman, and always looked forward to planning those deer hunting trips for six months, and talking about the trips for six months after. He always knew where the fish were biting, and even what kind of fish it was before he would reel them in. He enjoyed fishing with his Grandson. The family would like to thank Home Sweet Home, for taking such good care of Dad this past year, and special thanks to Joe's Barber Shop, for always being so kind to Dad. Thank you also, family and friends for your support the past years. Visitation will be held at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home in Atwater, California on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. A military graveside burial will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the Winton District Cemetery in Winton, California. All funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home located at 3050 North Winton Way in Atwater, CA or you may call us at 1-209-358-4931.
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Delia Alvarado Resident of Union City passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 79 years of age. Delia was born to Jesus and .....
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Anita Vedder passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Beloved wife of George Vedder. Caring sister of Arden Schulte, Diane Keppel, and the late Dean Short. She was 59 years of age. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the .
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Anthony T. Hahalis, 58, of Palm Springs, Calif. died on June 6, 2010 at home. Tony was born in Fountain Hill on May 8, 1952, son of the late Stamatis and Alice (Rossos) Hahalis. He attended American University and Penn State. Tony was owner of We The People, a bar/ performing venue, a manager of Wedgewood Golf Course and a Realtor before joining United Airlines in 1984. He worked at the Dallas-Ft Worth and Burbank Airports before finally settling in Palm Springs, falling in love with its climate and beauty, in 1998. He was an avid golfer and bowler his entire life. He attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem. Anthony is survived by his brother, George T. Hahalis and wife Jamie Bongiovi of Bethlehem; three nieces, Sara, Alexis and Chelsea; nephew, Corey; and great-niece, Taylor Hall. Tony Hahalis Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday October 30, 2010 from 10-11:00 AM in the Mesquite Room at the Spa Resort Casino, 100 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toThe .
ANTONIO PINON, 44, of Arroyo Grande, died Oct. 29, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
LEWIS, Arthur Bernard Jan. 15, 1926 - Oct. 30, 2010 Arthur Bernard Lewis (84) of Sherman Oaks, CA, former television Producer and Writer, whose extensive credits included "Dallas" (Series and TV Movies) and "General Hospital" passed away October 30, 2010 from complications of pneumonia after a long illness. He is survived by wife Marjorie Estelle Lewis, son Larry Lewis, daughter-in-law Pam Lewis, brother Robert M. Lewis, granddaughter Desirae Lewis-Lynch, great-granddaughter Ava Lynch and stepson Chet Cossetino. Other relatives include sister-in-law Beverley Lewis, nephew Mark Lewis, and grandson-in-law David Lynch. Extended family members include Paul and Pam Krauss, Richard and Wendy Krauss, Julie and Bill Maxwell, Rachel, Nathan, Ben, Kara, Jacob and Ian Krauss, Sieglinda Schuchardy and Cassandra Cossetino. Service on Nov. 2, 2010 at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068, (323) 469-6000.
Arthur R. Skinner passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. He was born in Niskayana, N.Y., on July 1, 1922. He proudly served during World War II, 80th Infantry under Patton's third army. He was a decorated war veteran., He married his sweetheart, Ruth Atchinson, on June 6, 1942. In 1958 he moved his family to Southern California. He started a fastener company in the SFV with his sons in 1978. In 1987 he retired with his wife, Ruth, to Henderson, Nev. In 2008 Ruthie passed away and Russ moved to Simi Valley to enjoy his final two years with his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be very missed by his entire extended family. Gatherings will not be the same without his sense of humor and ability to win at Checkers., He is survived by Arthur R. Skinner, Jr., Sharon Jones and Dennis Skinner, along with Vincent Atchinson, his brother-in-law, and nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren., The family would like to thank the employees and friends at Vintage Retirement Senior Home for their dedicated and loving care of "Big Russ.", A viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Reardon Funeral Home in Simi Valley. There will be private family graveside services.
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HOFFMAN, Ashley Lane Zanesville, Ohio - Ashley Lane Hoffman, 29, of Los Angeles, passed away October 26, 2010. To view the full obituary visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000.
AUDREY WILLIAMS-RENZ FEB 26, 1920 - OCT 27, 2010 Audrey was born February 26, 1920 in Pittsburgh, PA. She moved to Modesto in 1930, where she resided until her death. Audrey is survived by her three children: Douglas (Barbara) Williams; Sondra (Bev) Opdyke, and Susan (Jim) Shearon; one brother, Lee (Marjorie) Brooks; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. A udrey was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Robert Brooks, brothers Arthur, Robert and Patrick, and sister, Grace. She married Edgar Williams in 1938 and they enjoyed 36 wonderful years of marriage together until he passed away in 1974. She was married to Ben Renz in 1982 until his death in 1995. A memorial graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson, CA.
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Charlotte M. Avila Resident of Fremont Born on February 6, 1928 in Colorado, passed away at her daughter's home on October 17, 2010 in .....
HAIDER, BERNIECE C. April 30, 1917 - October 29, 2010 Visitation, Wed. Nov. 3rd, 3 - 6 p.m. Conrad Mortuary. Funeral Mass, Thurs. Nov. 4th 10 a.m. Holy Cross Mausoleum Chapel. Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary
BRIGGS FIGUEROA 90 years old, of Colton, passed away on Oct. 30, 2010, at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Candy. Survived by his sons, Henry (Chickie), Jesse (Carmen); and daughter, Mary Lou Escarcega; six grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Briggs worked for over 40 years at California Portland Cement Co., and was a
78, of Ontario, CA passed away on October 25, 2010 at Rancho Specialty Hospital in Rancho Cucamonga. He was born June 10, 1932 in Wilkes Barre, PS and lived in Ontario for 28 years. He was a Cold End Worker at Owens Broakway for 15 years. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Bains, P. S. September 12, 1946 - October 29, 2010 Baash Bains, aged 64, passed away peacefully in Los Angeles, California on October 29, 2010 from his battle with pneumonia. He was born in New Delhi, India and emigrated to the United States to study electrical engineering at UC-Berkeley. He then continued his education earning his masters at California State University-Los Angeles. Baash worked 28 years as General Manager in the Microwave and Antenna Division for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo and earned many patent awards for his work. He retired in 2001 and took up golf. He was an avid player and watcher. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Maria; his daughter, Andrea; his brothers Surj Bains and Ben Bains; and his sisters Nikki Bains and Mo Liggett. He will be missed by all his family and friends. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, California 91205. All are welcome.
BARBARA RASURA, 85, of Santa Maria, passed away October 31, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
Barbara Shanafelt 58, of Marysville, CA, passed away October 30, 2010. Services will be private. Holycross Memorial Services are handling the arrangements.
Belen Carreon Anguiano January 30, 1938 - October 31, 2010 Visitation for Belen Carreon Anguiano will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Belen was born January 30, 1938 in Santa Maria del Oro, Durango, Mexico and she passed away October 31, 2010 in Bakersfield, California. She is preceded in death by her husband, Pedro Villalobos; parents, Nieves and Juanita Carreon and three sisters. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Pedro and Irene Villalobos; son and daughter-in-law, Refugio and Louise Villalobos; daughter and son-in-law, Lidia and Jose Gama; daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Richard Murillo; daughter, Irene Carreon; daughter and son-in-law, Amelia and Patrick Lambert; daughter and son-in-law, Ema and Elizer Vasquez; 20 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Anastacio and Sara Carreon; brother and sister-in-law, Luis Carlos and Maria Navarez; sister and brother-in-law, Eulalia and Samuel Ronquillo; constant companion, "Murphy" as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. After losing her battle against cancer, she left to be with our Lord, with her children by her side. She loved sewing, especially making blankets for her grandchildren and she had the most love for her ever-blooming garden. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to all her Doctors and Nurses at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, especially the personal touches from the CNA that never forgot to bring her a cup of coffee every night. For additional service information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
Bernard Jay Palmquist 92 of Marysville passed away on October 21, 2010. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Palmquist is planned for 11am Wednesday at Hallwood Community Church of the Nazarene in Hallwood, 2825 Highway 20. Arrangements are under the direction of www.lakesidecolonial-, Marysville.
Died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Windsor, CA. Loving wife for over 62 years of Earl E. Elliott; loving mother of Darrel E. Elliott and his wife Nora of Mt. Shasta; beloved grandmother of David Elliott and his wife Brenda of Seattle, Brenda Reno and her husband James of Illinois, and the late Rev. Timothy Elliott; great grandmother of Jefferson, Jason, Jared, Justin and Jacob Reno and loving sister of Evelyn LaVine of Occidental. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of Occidental, CA, age 96 years. A graduate of Tomales High School, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and family. Her family would like to thank the staff at Chancellor Place and Sutter VNA Hospice for their loving care the last six months of her life. Our thanks to Sharon Elliott for her special attention to our mother. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Private interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Tim Elliott Youth Ministry Scholarship Fund, Point Loma Nazarene University, University Advancement, 3900 Lomaland Dr., San Diego, Ca 92106 or your favorite charity DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730
Bertha Duran (Dominguez) Carrillo Resident of San Martin Was born June 6, 1921 in Pearce, Arizona. She was the 4th child of Sabino & Beatriz Duran. On Thursday, October 26, 2010 she went to heaven to join our recently deceased father, her husband of forty six years, Jimmy Carrillo. Prior, our mother was married for twenty three years to our dad, Wallie L. Dominguez. She is survived by her children Wallie, Ralph & Joyce, Paul & Cheryl, Belinda & Mike Filbin, Jim Roland Carrillo, Ron & Cindy, Myra & Brad Mountz. Of her 12 siblings, Gilbert (Lily) and Beatriz Duran, her beloved brother and sister, remain. Our mom, "Gramma", loved twenty six grand children & great grand children, numerous "adopted" grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews and treasured cousins. Join us for the wake, Thursday evening, November 4, 2010, 7 PM at Johnson's Funeral Home, 17720 Monterey St. Morgan Hill, CA. The services will begin Friday morning, November 5, 9 AM at Johnsons, followed by a 10 AM mass at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 17400 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill, CA. Interment will follow at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Lps Gatos-Almaden Road, San Jose, CA.
Bertram I. Rowland Resident of Hillsborough Was born on June 26 1930, in New York City, the only child of Max Rowland and Sylvia Rogosin Rowland. He died October 28, 2010. He moved to the Bay Area in 1956 and lived most of the next 54 years here. In 1976 he and his wife, Susan, moved to Hillsborough, CA, where he spent the rest of his life. Bert is survived by his wife of 36 years, Susan, and his three children from his first marriage to Patricia Butterfield: Shawn, Celia and Kevin. Bert took great pride and pleasure in his garden. Over the 34 years he and Susan lived in their home, he lovingly tended his roses, camellias and rhododendrons, in addition to all the other plants he carefully chose. For many years he was a volunteer at Filoli, and in 2009 he became a Master Gardener. As a member of the Mountaineers in Seattle, he first developed his life-long love for the mountains. He was an enthusiastic back-packer in the Sierras and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2000 at age 70. His last trip to the Sierras was a pack trip to Yosemite in the summer of 2009, and his last mountain visit was in Switzerland in June 2010 for his 80th birthday. He and Susan loved travel and visited six of the seven continents. Bert was an avid tennis player who played his last game a month ago. He was a member of the Elks of San Mateo, where he worked out in their gym three times a week until recently, and played occasional bridge. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA in 1950, his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington in 1954, did post-doctoral research at Harvard University from 1954 - 1956, attended Stanford Law School, and received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 1961. He began his patent law career as a Patent Agent in the DuPont Patent Training Program (while he was in law school) and as a Supervisory Patent Attorney for the Chevron Research Corporation, and was later a partner in and Of Counsel to a number of law firms, General Counsel for a number of biotech companies. He was associated with the founding of numerous biotech companies, including SyStemix, Inc. and Pharmacopoeia, Inc. He mentored many young lawyers who eventually became well-regarded patent attorneys in their own right. The three pioneering gene-splicing patents, often called the Cohen and Boyer cloning patents, were among over five hundred patents that he wrote and prosecuted. Always a voracious reader, in later years he became a frequent visitor to the San Mateo Public Library because the family bookshelves were overflowing. His most favorite books were biographies and histories. His cheerfulness, sense of humor and intellect will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was an indomitable spirit. The family would like to thank Dr. Ranjana Advani, who cured him of lymphoma in 2000, and Dr. George Fisher, who gave him superior treatment for pancreas cancer in 2009 and 2010. Also thanks to Mission Hospice who eased his last month. There will be a memorial at Ralston Hall on the Notre Dame de Namur University campus in Belmont on Sunday, November 28 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in memory of Bert may be made to the Oncology Research Funds for Dr. Ranjana Advani (HAIUB) and /or Dr. George A. Fisher (HAIDE) in the Division of Oncology of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. Gifts should be sent to Development Services, P. O Box 20466, Stanford, CA 94309-0466. Checks should be made payable to Stanford University. Gifts can also be made online at givingtostanford.stanford.edu or by calling (866) 543-0243. Gifts may also be made to the Rowland Endowed Fellowship in Chemistry at the U. of Washington. Checks should be made payable to the University of Washington Foundation with a note stating that the gift is in memory of Bert and mailed to the attention of Paul Hopkins, Department of Chemistry, Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195. Or gifts may be made to Mission Hospice, 1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402.
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A Graveside Service for Betty Roberta Evanikoff, 86, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, with retired Rev. Dr. Su Schlagel presiding. Betty passed away at her Vacaville home on Sunday, Oct. 24, after a short bout with Leukemia. Betty was born on Feb. 4, 1924, in Winters, Calif. A longtime Vacaville resident for 60 years, she was married in 1942 and became a loving wife and mother with a great passion for learning something new every day. She enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, road trips, going to Stinson Beach, reading, watercolor painting and her animals. She loved her family and friends. She will be remembered as an amazing lady with great humor and kindness., She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul., She is survived by daughters Lynn Borello, Denise Lynch, Marsha Evanikoff and Joanne Molina; sons-in-law Jim Borello and Ed Molina; 5 grandchildren, Jeff and Trina Borello, Matt and Kim Borello and Taylor Molina as well as 5 great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, Calif., 94912-3950 or to donor's favorite charity. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
Betty Smith MacIsaac, age 84, of Ventura, passed away on Monday morning, Oct. 25, 2010., She was born on Nov. 11,1925 in a little house on Gertruda Street in Redondo Beach, Calif., to Nina Heck Smith and Fred A. Smith. Along with her brothers, Royce and Warren, the family settled in Ventura County where "Pop" Fred pursued employment as an oil worker. Betty attended Ventura High School, graduating with the class of 1943., In May 1945, Betty was hard at work behind the desk in an optometrist's office in the Zander Building on Main Street, Ventura, when she was spotted by a tall, handsome Army lieutenant, Jim MacIsaac, who made a sudden command decision to get his eyes checked. Thus started a three month courtship, culminating in an August wedding shortly after V-J Day. Betty and Jim remained happily married for 54 years until he passed in May 2000., Betty and Jim moved to Los Angeles, with the exception of a three-year period of time when Jim served in Germany during the Korean War (accompanied by Betty and daughter Kathleen). They lived in the greater Los Angeles area, later retiring to Carlsbad, Calif., in the 1970s. Enthusiastic about her stay in Germany, she immediately started incorporating many German holiday customs into the family festivities, much to the delight of her daughter who loved putting her school shoes outside the front door on Christmas Eve and discovering the next morning that Santa Claus had left treats in them. Betty also assured her daughter that Santa Claus absolutely did not live in the North Pole, but much closer, over on that nearby hill, in the Heidelburg Castle., A wonderful and loving wife, mother and homemaker, Betty also worked several years as an office manager, and still found time to put in many, many hours as a volunteer at California Hospital in L.A. She got great enjoyment from gardening (community award for best landscape), oil painting, working with stained glass, making doll houses (along with Jim), reading voraciously and taking care of their dogs., Betty is survived by daughter Kathleen, of Ventura; her brothers, Royce and Warren, and their families. Per Betty's request, there will be no service. She will be interred at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura., Much gratitude is offered to Dr. James Sands who took such wonderful and thoughtful care of mom in her last few years; to Assisted Home Hospice of Ventura; and to the wonderful staff at Cypress Place., If so desired, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice., Arrangements by Charles Carroll Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.charlescarrollfuneralhome.com.
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Carmen Flores Lopez, Dec. 5, 1931- Oct. 9, 2010, In loving memory of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, godmother, and friend, who unexpectedly passed away on October 9, 2010, at the age of 78, surrounded by her children. She was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, and resided in Santa Monica, Tijuana, Mazatlan, as well as Santa Maria/Guadalupe, CA., Services were held on October 13-14 in Tijuana. B.C. with a rosary and Holy Mass at her local parish San Miguel. She is survived by her brother Ramon Flores-Mazatlan Mexico; four children: Susannah Lopez Santana-Van Nuys, CA., Rocio del Carmen Lopez Vallejo- Santa Maria, CA, Mark Aurelio Lopez-San Diego, CA., and Pedro (Pete) Abraham Lopez-Maui, HI; three grandchildren: Carlos Santana, Amanda Montes and Jessalyn Lopez: and one great-grandchild Yaretzi Gema Santana; and many cousins in the San Diego and Los Angeles area, including her special niece Amanda Sarali Espinoza., She was preceded in death by her mother Carmen Aragon Velarde, brother Daniel Quillopo, and her best friend/cousin Maria Gil Aguilar., Carmen was a strong woman who loved life and travel. She loved her native land of Mexico and visited each state of Mexico. Her passion was her children and grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic who attended Mass, at times twice a day., She raised her children in Guadalupe for many years, later moved to San Diego and most recently to her home in Tijuana., Her son Mark visited her weekly. They enjoyed many special times together, going to the Casino and eating out. One of her lifelong dreams was to visit New York and in 1998 her youngest son Pete, made that wish come true. Every photo of Carmen taken in New York is with joy and elation., She accomplished many things in life, including her Associates degree from Palomar College in Vista, CA. at the age of fifty without much previous schooling., Carmen touched many lives in her lifetime, especially those who were in need, the hard working poor, and more often children in need. If anyone complimented her on anything in her possession, she would instantly give that item to the person without hesitation. Such gifts are eternally cherished., She is missed greatly by her Family, the void in our hearts will be constantly present., Many thanks to the Lopez, Aguirre, Laurel, Casias and Ramirez Families, and so many others for your support, novenas and prayers through this difficult time.
On Oct 22, 2010 surrounded by loving family and friends, Carolyn went home to her Lord, welcomed with open arms by her daughter Kelly Jean Whitten, parents Soenke Boysen and Peggy Thomas, brother Tommy Boysen, grandparents Caroline and Chris Boysen, Alice and Bill Gilmore. Born in Aug 1946, Carolyn was raised in Penngrove, CA and spent nearly 30 years in CO, returning this year to her family home where she grew up. She is survived and missed by her daughters Kimberly (Chris) Bailey, Lisa (Darrell) Rea, Nicole (Brian) McNamara and Louise Ortlinghaus; sister Barbara (John) Reichardt; step-mom Harriet Boysen; sister in law Patti Boysen; adored grandchildren Sean, Rachel, Jennifer, Ian, Jordan, Breanna, Eric and Jacob; precious great granddaughter Audreyna; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends. Carolyn loved the beach, mountains, her kitties, was an avid reader and Twilight fanatic. She was passionate about her family and had endless love and acceptance for all. Following a private internment, friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Cotati Vets Hall from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please wear bright colors. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Petaluma or cancer organization of your choice.
At her children's request, there will be no formal services for Carolyn Marie Leverenz., Lyndy, as she was affectionately known, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on the morning of Oct. 24. She bravely battled emphysema for the past 18 years and cancer for the past six years., Lyndy was born in New Jersey to Allan and Gertrude Isaac on Oct. 17, 1929., She was a devoted wife and mother., Lyndy is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; eight children, one sister, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends., She was preceded in death by her two brothers., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
At her children's request, there will be no formal services for Carolyn Marie Leverenz., Lyndy, as she was affectionately known, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on the morning of Oct. 24. She bravely battled emphysema for the past 18 years and cancer for the past six years., Lyndy was born in New Jersey to Allan and Gertrude MacIsaac on Oct. 17, 1929., She was a devoted wife and mother., Lyndy is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; eight children, one sister, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends., She was preceded in death by her two brothers., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
Catherine "Cathy" Yoshimi Nakatani, 51, life long resident of Vacaville, Calif. passed away after a brief illness on Oct. 26, at Winsor House Convalescent Hospital Nursing Home in Vacaville. She was born on March 2, 1959 in Fairfield, Calif., Cathy was a volunteer for many years at the Vacaville Storehouse. She loved animals and contributing to the SPCA whenever possible. She was an avid sports fan and a beloved San Francisco Giants and Forty Niner Fan., Cathy is survived by her parents, Yoshio and Terry Nakatani of Vacaville, Calif.; brothers, Shigeo Nakatani and partner Brian Gipson of San Diego, Calif., Jon and Marsha Nakatani of Beaverton, Ore., Mark Nakatani and Karen Gardner of Vacaville, Calif.; nieces, Tera and Rod Whaley of Vacaville, Calif., Amy Nakatani of Las Vegas, Nev.; nephews, Matthew Nakatani of San Francisco, Calif., and Scott and Sharon Nakatani of Merritt Island, Fla.; great-niece, River Whaley; great-nephews, Kyle Whaley and Brian Nakatani; and many beloved aunts and uncles., A visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Longtime family Friend Elder Bob Zagata will be officiating a private graveside burial. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to SPCA or Vacaville Storehouse, 1146 E. Monte Vista, Vacaville, Calif., 95688. Arrangements are under the the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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On Oct. 19, 2010 Charles L. VanNortwick, beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 76., He was born in Belleville, Kan., July 24, 1934 to Leonard and Lucille VanNortwick. He grew up in Republic, Kan., where he graduated from Belleville High School in 1952. He moved to Camarillo where he began working for Adohr Farms., After moving to California he married Anna Janousek in 1953. Charles was also self-employed in 1954 where he did landscaping and provided weed abatement services. His love for trains and hard work gave him the drive and determination to work with Union Pacific Railroads along the central coast., He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Leonard., He is survived by his brother, George VanNortwick, and sister, Janice Hettinghouse, and his wife, Anna VanNortwick. His four children include son, Randy VanNortwick; daughter, Delores VanNortwick; son, Curtis and wife Judy VanNortwick; and daughter, Mary and husband Victor Ferreira. His grandchildren include, Chad and Derek VanNortwick, and Jason and Stephen Ferreira. His great-grandchildren include, Isaiah and Gerrick VanNortwick., Condolences can be sent to 1491 Frances Ave., Tulare, CA 93274., In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 13260, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 or the charity of your choice., Please join us for a Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2010 at the International Agri Center (Social Hall), 4450 S. Laspina, Tulare, Calif.,
Charles O. Weidman, 62, of Cottonwood died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Born in San Francisco in 1921, Charles Phillip Lebo, son of Dan and Belle, husband of beloved Marjorie, brother of Mimi Greenwold, cousin of Jackie Werner, father of Henry, Susan, Cynthia and Charles Jr.; beloved grandfather of Sarah, Hanna, Max, Katherine, Peter, Lindsay and Loren, died on October 23, 2010. Graduate of Lowell High and the University of California and a member of the medical faculties of Stanford and UCSF, Charles was a highly respected Bay Area surgeon, and director of the Vestibular Lab at Pacific Medical Center. An expert in acoustic trauma, he attended rock concerts in the '60s to conduct pioneering research on the damaging effects of loud music on hearing. In the early '70s, he led a group of Bay Area physicians to China to open a hospital and train doctors in Western medical techniques. A well-read man with many interests and passions, Charles played piano, violin, and trumpet and was a founder of the S.F. Doctor's Symphony. He was conversant in multiple languages, a jogger, a world traveler, a gourmet cook and connoisseur of wine, a sports car enthusiast, an avid sailor and golfer. He was an uncommon man with a great sense of purpose. He will be truly missed by Vi Felix and many close friends on the desert. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at The Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA. Friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to www.doctorswithoutborders.org would be appreciated.
Passed away in Petaluma, CA, October 24, 2010 at the age of 81. Adored father of Carrie A. (Darrol) Hansen of Clearfield, UT, Charlene Chandler Boyer of Benicia, CA and Scott L. (Nikki) Chandler of Sparks, NV. Loving grandfather of five and great grandfather of 12. Brother of the late Mert Rorrison. Also survived by his loving companion Barbara McCorkel of Petaluma. A native of San Francisco, Chuck was a proud veteran of, , serving in the, and later in the, . He was a retired heavy equipment operator for 40 years. His hobbies were playing golf, hunting and fishing. Chuck was a member of the Petaluma Lodge #901, , SIRS and the Operating Engineers Union Local # 3. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Chuck on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA. The family prefer memorials be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
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Charlotte Gustafson, 87, of Lodi, died Oct. 29. She was born Feb. 23,1923.
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CHRISTOPHER MANUEL BRIONES, JR. Age 35, resident of Hemet, CA passed away 10/18/2010 in Corcoran, CA. He was born 10/6/1975 in Hemet, CA. He enjoyed playing football, loved music and loved studying Luiseno culture. Christopher is survived by his parents, Rosemary Esparza & Christopher Briones; brothers, Shawn Briones, Manuel Briones and Michael Briones; sisters, Tanya Briones and Marlene Modesto; grandparents: Manuel & Mary Esparza (maternal) and Mickey & Bernice Briones (paternal), 8 nieces, 3 nephews and many aunts, uncles & cousins. Visitation: Tue, 11/2 from 5-8pm and Rosary at 7pm at Inland Memorial Harford Chapel, Hemet; Funeral Mass: Wed, 11/3 at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Soboba Indian Reservation with Burial following Mass at Soboba Indian Reservation Cemetery. Arrangements Handled By: INLAND MEMORIAL HARFORD CHAPEL (951) 658-3288
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David R. Clark, 88 08/05/1922 ~ 10/23/2010 OCEANSIDE -- David Clark passed away at his home on Saturday, October 23, 2010. David was a .....
Clement "Pat" Patriarca, a 35 year resident of Camarillo, California, passed away suddenly at home on October 26, 2010 at the age of 86. His legacy is one of caring, generosity, and love of family., He was born in Middlesex, New Jersey on November 23, 1923. After graduating high school he served his country in the U.S. Army's 701st Tank Battalion from February 1943 to January 1946. Prior to deploying for the European theater operations, he married his sweetheart, Rose De Paolo, in September 1943. Upon arrival in England to prepare for the D-Day invasion, he entered the continent in August 1944 near Cherbourg and St. Lo, France, and continued on through France, Belgium, and Germany. He was a veteran of battles of Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe, with victory in Gotha, Germany in June 1945., Following his discharge from the Army, he and Rose settled down to raise a family in Middlesex, New Jersey. He earned his pilot's license in 1948, and shortly thereafter was employed in government service. He was transferred to California in 1961 with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. After living in Northern California for a short time, Pat and his family moved to Southern California where he continued to work for NASA until his retirement in 1985., During retirement, Pat had many hobbies and pastimes which included the restoration of a British sport car, learning how to play tennis, and enjoying the company of his grandchildren, family and friends. More recently, he enjoyed his daily McDonald's gatherings and Friday night pizza with his friends., Pat is predeceased by Rose, his wife of 65 years, and he is survived by three children, Dennis Patriarca of Oakton, Virginia; Diane Smith of Temecula, Calif.; and Thomas Patriarca of Ventura, California, and four grandchildren, Brittany, Bonnie, Steven, and Christian., Memorial service and viewing will be Wednesday, November 3 from 5-8 p.m. at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 1075 East Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010; phone 482-1166.
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Ennis Ray Coleman Apr. 12, 1929 ~ Oct. 29, 2010 Resident of Hayward Ennis Ray Coleman, 81, passed away on Friday October 29, 2010. .....
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Dominic Louis Matteucci Gina Matteucci Dancing among the Stars Dominic Louis Matteucci born Dec. 7, 1919 in Pt. Richmond, CA; Passed away on March 4, 2006. Gina Matteucci born March 5, 1920 in San Francisco, CA; Passed away on September 30, 2010. Married February 2, 1947 and now Together Again. Survived by son David Matteucci of San Rafael. Dominic left Gina after a long illness in 2006 and passed peacefully surrounded by family. Gina waited patiently to join Dom and passed after a short illness, with her son by her side, to be with her husband. Survivors include daughter-in-law Donna Matteucci; Sisters, Laura DeCarlo, Paula Segale and sister-in-law Joanne Gini along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held at 11:30 AM. Saturday, November 6th at the Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael; Luncheon immediately following at San Rafael Joe's., Dominic Louis Matteucci Gina Matteucci Dancing among the Stars Dominic Louis Matteucci born Dec. 7, 1919 in Pt. Richmond, CA; Passed away on March 4, 2006. Gina Matteucci born March 5, 1920 in San Francisco, CA; Passed away on September 30, 2010. Married February 2, 1947 and now Together Again. Survived by son David Matteucci of San Rafael. Dominic left Gina after a long illness in 2006 and passed peacefully surrounded by family. Gina waited patiently to join Dom and passed after a short illness, with her son by her side, to be with her husband. Survivors include daughter-in-law Donna Matteucci; Sisters, Laura DeCarlo, Paula Segale and sister-in-law Joanne Gini along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held at 11:30 AM. Saturday, November 6th at the Mission San Rafael Arcangel in San Rafael; Luncheon immediately following at San Rafael Joe's.
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Danny Essepian of Hanford, CA passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010., Danny was born on August 16, 1960 in Hanford, California to his parents Mike Essepian and JoAnn Brightwell-Essepian., He is survived by his two children, Ryan Essepian and Amanda Essepian both of Hanford, along with his brother, Steve Essepian; sister, Rhonda Hopson, Debra Bassett and his nephew and nieces., Danny loved to spend time with his children and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his friends. He also enjoyed participating in Hanford's Celebration Committee., A memorial service will be held Friday, October 29th at 2 p.m. at his sisters house, 2350 Stratford Way in Hanford., Danny will be loved and missed by many and any donations can go to the charity or organization of the donors choice.
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Dave Short, 74, retired longshoreman, was married for 48 years and has now joined his wife, Betty, in heaven. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, always putting others before himself. He will be dearly missed by his son, Daniel, daughter-in-law, Katy; grandchildren, Hoah and Genevieve; and sister, Twila. Private services will be held. Please sign the guest book at
At her request, there will be no formal services for Debra Sue Thornburg, 56, of Vacaville. Debra went to be with the Lord on Oct. 24. Her family was by her side. Debra was born in Oakland, Calif., to Donald and Muriel Thornburg on Oct. 23, 1954. She had worked for Rite Aid in Concord for over 35 years., Debra is survived by her sisters, Linda (Andy) Anderson and Karen (Cliff) Beck; brothers, Robert (Jackie), Doug and Jeff; nephew, Mike; niece, Kelly; great niece, Taylor. She is also survived by a host of extended family and friends. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
Deeb Najib Batshon Feb. 15, 1927 - Nov. 1, 2010 Deeb Najib Batshon passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side, Monday November 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Fifi of 54 years. Devoted Father of Helen, Hilda, Najib, Randa and Muna. Loving Grandfather of Gina, Jessica, Jacob, Riad and Nicole. Brother of Wardeh (Deceased), Georgette (Deceased), Antoinette (Deceased), Clair (Deceased), Michel (Deceased). Survived by Hanna Batshon. Friends may visit Wednesday 7pm with a Trisagion (Rosary) 7:30pm, followed by a Funeral Service Thursday 10:30am all at St. Nicholas Church, 5200 Diamond Heights Blvd., S.F. Committal Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Colma.
In Loving Memory of Deena Kae Hager December 11, 1962 - November 2, 1997 We miss you so very much and think about you all the time. Thank you for watching over all of us. may God hold you in the palm of His hand until we meet again. Love, Paul, Justin, Holly, Heidi, and numerous family and friends
Delbert R. Davis, 81, of Redding died Oct. 10 at Copper Ridge Care Center in Redding. Arrangements were handled by Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
DENNIS J. LUIS SR. SEPT 8, 1934 - OCT 29, 2010 Dennis Luis passed away at his home in Modesto surrounded by his family on Oct. 29, 2010 at the age of 76. Dennis was born on September 8, 1934 in Santa Maria, California to Julius and Christine Luis. Dennis graduated High School in Fremont, CA. After graduation the family moved to Modesto where he met his future wife Margaret Wyrsch. Dennis retired as a truck driver for Western Stone in 1983. Dennis was member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and a Past President of St. Vincent de Paul society. Dennis enjoyed fishing, the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Raiders. Dennis is survived by his wife of 54 years Margaret, his daughter Debbie Bice of Modesto, his son Dennis Luis Jr. of Modesto, three grand- children, Chris Bice, Sandra Newburn and Jerek Luis, 8 great-grandchildren, brothers, Harry and Ronald, and sister Noma Watters. Preceded in death by his parents, Julius Luis and Christine Luis, sister Gloria Sanders, and brother David. Visitation will be held at Franklin and Downs Colonial Chapel Nov. 3rd from 4-6 p.m. followed by a rosary at 6 p.m. His mass will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church 709 J Street. He will be laid to rest immediately after the mass at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to either Optimal Hospice Care, 122 W. Grainger Ave. Modesto, CA 95350, or St. Stanislaus Catholic Community building fund 709 J Street Modesto, CA 94354.
Professor Dolora Gallagher Cunningham renowned Shakespeare scholar, passed away on October 28, 2010 after a brief illness. She was a resident of Mercy Retirement Home in Oakland for several years, and a resident of San Francisco for over 42 years. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday on September 4. She was alert and interested in all issues, events, politics, the 49'ers and many friends up to weeks before her death. Dolora had a large group of friends of all ages and walks of life and enjoyed them and entranced them with her wit, insight, concern and unique ability for empathy. She made the person with whom she was speaking feel that they were being listened and heard, as she engaged that person with total attention. Prof. Cunningham was born September 4, 1920 into an early California pioneering family of farmers in the Sacramento valley. Her parents were Anthony James and Marie Eymard Gallagher, and her brother was the Rev. Monsignor Eymard Gallagher, all of whom predeceased her. She is survived by Geraldine Gallagher of Virginia and the Robert Gallagher family of Wheatland. Dolora is remembered by her many students, colleagues and friends. She was married from 1945 to 1949 to the late James Cunningham, renowned poet. Prof. Gallagher graduated from Stanford University undergrad, and received her masters degree and her Ph. D from Stanford in 1953. She taught at Reed College in Oregon and State University in New York and at San Francisco State for over 20 years, in English literature and became Professor of English Emerita in 1992. She was much loved by her students, many of whom became her lifelong friends. She established the Dr. Dolora G. Cunningham Graduate Scholarship Endowment in English literature at San Francisco State. She was very proud to have been Director of the of the Shakespeare Institute of Oregon Shakespeare Festival inn Ashland, Oregon from 1963 to 1972. She was a founding member of the Shakespeare Association of America, member of the International Shakespeare Association, to which she was an invited speaker at Stratford upon Avon, and wrote and spoke on Shakespeare and early modern English literature. Her friends thank Mercy Retirement and the caring and kind staff for making Dolora's last years lively and comfortable. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to Mercy Retirement Home, 3431 Foothill, Oakland, Calif. is appreciated. A Rosary will be recited at 7pm on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Lipp and Sullivan Mortuary, 629 D Street, Marysville, California. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11am at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Marcum Road in Nicolaus, California. Lipp and Sullivan Funeral Directors, Marysville, California, (530) 742- 2473. Send Condolences to
Dolores Opal Jeffries February 22, 1916 - October 29, 2010 Dolores Opal Jeffries, 94, passed away peacefully in her home on October 29, 2010 with her family by her side. Dolores was born February 22, 1916 in Bakersfield in a home on Chester Avenue to father, Anthony "Tony" Nino Massey and mother, Eulalie Massey, second generation along with her sisters, Stephanie Stockton (deceased), Lillian Massey (deceased) and Betty Storch of Newport Beach, CA. Dolores lived in Bakersfield all her life. Dolores attended St. Frances Elementary School, Kern County Union High School Class of 1934 and Bakersfield Jr. College for two years and then Lufkins Business College. Her marriage to Richard L. Jeffries for 69 memorable years having four children, Steve Jeffries of Thayne, WY, Tom and Laura Jeffries of Bass Lake, CA, Don and Donna Jeffries of Bakersfield, Christy and Roger Rodarte of San Antonio, TX; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who will all miss her dearly. An active member of Stockdale Country Club, Dolores endeared herself to close friends with her quick wit and sense of humor for 60 years - on the golf course and at the bridge table. Also serving and supporting Mercy Hospital Woman's Auxiliary in years passed. We have all been very blessed to have had a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend that has touched each of our lives with the love that binds us all together that comes from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that surpasses all understanding. The family has requested a private service. Donations can be given in her name to the charity of your choice. Basham Funeral Care
Dona M. Peterson Resident of Saratoga March 7, 1930-Oct. 16, 2010 Beloved mother, survived by her four children, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2010, 1-3pm at her home for family, friends and neighbors.
Born November 20, 1927, Don Soske, a 53 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Betty, and is survived by 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Don grew up in Wilmington, CA and attended Banning High School. In 1944 he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific as part of the Amphibious Corp. His unit was often one of the first to reach the shores of enemy territory. After the war, Don began his long career in the aerospace industry. Some of the companies he worked for include Parker Hannifin, Moss Engineering, Hughes Helicopters and McDonnell Douglas, from which he retired as a quality control engineer in 1997. Don continued working in the industry as a consultant until 2005. For many years Don served as an usher at St. Margaret Mary's Church in Lomita. He also participated in Christian service and kept a regular Sunday breakfast date at McDonald's with a homeless gentleman. Don enjoyed the outdoors and looked forward to his family camping trips to Northern California. Physical fitness was a priority for him and he was a long time member of Bally's Gym in Torrance. He was proud to be able to remain active and live independently to the end (with thanks to his loving neighbors). Don was also a devoted dog owner and doted on his dogs Missy and Freckles. Don always had a joke to tell and never missed the chance to kiss the hand of an attractive lady. He was always willing to assist friends and acquaintances in need and ever available to help his kids out of a jam. He will be sincerely missed! An informal memorial will be held in the gardens of Banning Park in Wilmington on November 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers friends are asked to give to Smile Train. Please sign the guest book at
Donald Ray Porter was born April 19, 1931, in Hammond, Indiana, and moved to Redding shortly after World War II with his parents and family. He graduated from Shasta High School in 1949. Don liked automobiles and worked various auto parts houses like CP&E and Rother's until he opened his own auto repair shop. He took in a partner, George Duncan, and Don went to racing cars. He raced hardtops, sprint cars, super modifieds, and NASCAR late models. In 1958, Don started promoting auto races at Shasta Speedway, and later on with partner Jack Frost they promoted auto events throughout Northern California. Don won many racing championships as both a driver and a car owner. In the late 1970's Don got out of promoting and racing cars and worked his own auto repair shop until he retired. In his later years Don enjoyed having coffee with family and friends at the Snack Shack. In September, 2010, Don was honored with a Founders Cup Trophy from the Northern California Auto Racing Alumni Hall of Fame. Don is survived by his daughter Cindy Markham and husband Larry from Redding, his daughter Susan Nelson and husband Jim from Portland, OR, his grandson Ryan Porter from Redding, and his brother Nick Porter and sister Karen Sander, both of Redding. There will be a celebration of Don's life at his brother Nick's house Wednesday November 3, 2010 at 5 p.m. - 3199 Sacramento Dr 530-246-1659.
Donna Lynn Maxey 8-25-55 - 11-2-2006 Four years since you left us and missing you each and every day. The two dogs passed and are playing with Donna in God's fields. From earth to heaven our love and memories are sent to you each day. We love you so much. Your husband, your Mom and Dad, sisters and brother and their families, nieces and nephews.
Doris Bea Nosler, 8/14/1926 - 10/31/2010, End of an era and with great sadness that we announce the loss of Doris Bea Nosler age 84, passed away October 31, 2010., Doris was born August 14, 1926, in Long Beach Calif. She was married to Alfred Nosler for 43 years. She has lived in Applegate for the past 43 years., Survived by her children, Charlen Mumme, Dennis Nosler, Terry Curran (Nosler), son-in-law Robert Curran, Robyn Delzompo (Nosler) son-in-law Rick Delzompo, Rick Johnston (son), Janice Nosler and Gary Nosler. Eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Three sisters still living, Zona Homme, Pat Howard and Barbara Chido., Doris had many friends in Applegate. Also friends from Friends of the Fair, and the Grandmother's Club. She will miss her best friend Rose Lopez whom she worked with at the Cannery for many years., There will be no service at this time.
Doris Pryor Resident of Los Altos Jan. 25, 1920-Oct. 20, 2010 She was born in Eveleth Minnesota. In 1954 she moved to Palo Alto, California with her husband Fred W. Pryor (deceased in 2000). They were happily married to for 49 years. She was a loving Mother, Grand Mother and Great Grandmother. She is survived by her sister Meredee Menesses, two daughters Nancy Richardson & Jill Pryor and son Mark Pryor and numerous Grand Children/Great Grand Children. After retiring from teaching for the Alum Rock Union School District she was very active in Daughters of the American Revolution/DAR, American Association of University Women/AAUW, The Florets of Palo Alto and her Bridge Club. She was and good Christian with a positive outlook on life, always looking for the good in everyone. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew and met her. The Service will be held at 2pm Wednesday November 3rd in the Chapel at Alta Mesa Cemetery at 695 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto CA
DOROTHY THOMPSON, 72, of Grover Beach passed away on Friday, October 29th 2010. Arrangements under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel.
Joe's beloved wife of 67 years, Edith, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2010. Joe survived her by 10 days, passing away on October 25, 2010. They are survived by their children, Laurie (Lonnie), Bonnie (Richard), Stan (Debbie), David (Diane) and grandchildren Andrew, Erin, Ben, Kristin, Chesed, Charis and Jordan. Edith was born and raised on her family farm in McFarland, CA. She is predeceased by her parents Ben and Jennie, her brothers Raymond and Ralph, and sisters Mary and Anna. She was a graduate of McFarland High School and La Verne College, where she was the first homecoming queen. Edith was a master homemaker, raising her family in La Verne, then Covina and back to La Verne in 1996. She devoted her life to learning, sharing, the care and well-being of others. She loved music, flowers, sewing, all types of crafts, celebrating birthdays and holidays. Joe was born in Rock Lake, North Dakota. He is predeceased by his parents Irvin and Lydia, his brothers John E., Jerry and Bob, and sisters Agnes and Marguerite. He is survived by his sister Norma. During
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EARL SAUL, 86, of Arroyo Grande, died Oct. 29, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
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Edna Bereziuk, 84, of Vacaville, passed away peacefully after a short battle with lung cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Vacaville., She was born on July 21, 1926, in Detroit., Edna was a devoted wife and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and her friends at Merrill Gardens. She was also a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church., Edna was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Raymond Bereziuk in 2008., She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Joe Sacca of Vacaville, Cheryl and Robert Arkebauer of Plumas Lake, Calif., Susan and David Atiyeh of Livonia, Mich., Bonnie and David Wright of Hemet, Calif., and Patricia and Skip Pascoe of Brighton, Mich.; son, Raymond Bereziuk of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, George May of Surprise, Ariz.; sister, Norene Vargo of Bay City, Mich.; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren., A visitation will be held today from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a Mass at 11 a.m., both at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Father Matthew Marankulam will be officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NorthBay Hospice, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
EDWARD W. CLAYTON, 92, of Oak Forest, Illinois, passed away October 26, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
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MR. ELIA BORDIGNON, age 69, passed away October 30, 2010, resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
Elisabeth "Liz" Rice Resident of San Jose Born September 18, 1939 Passed October 29, 2010 Survived by loving family James Hartle; her children Liz,Shawn & Renate; her four grandchildren Amanda, Ashley, Nicholas, & Jasmine & countless others whose lives she touched. Memorial Services 11/4/10, 12 noon at Lima Family, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050.
Elizabeth "Betty" Vadeboncoeur, Resident of Los Altos, Nov. 17, 1922-Oct. 29, 2010, Died quietly at home in Los Altos after a brief battle with Cancer. Betty is survived by 8 of her 11 children, 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Dolores Hoover of York PA and Mary Tracy of Scottville MI., Born in Manistee, MI, Betty followed a long stint as wife and mother with a professional career as Librarian at Stanford University., Visitation: Wednesday Nov. 3: 6-7:00 PM, at the Lima Family Mortuary, 446 N Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara with Rosary at 7:00 PM and remembrances after. Funeral: 1:00 PM Thursday Nov 4 at St Simon Church, 1860 Grant Rd, Los Altos Followed by a graveside service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Villa Sienna Auxiliary, 1855 Miramonte Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040.
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Sharon has gone home to her beloved John on October 24, 2010. She was born on November 2, 1945 to Helen and Kenneth Wymer in Vancouver, WA. She was the fourth of ten children. Sharon is survived by her five remaining siblings; seven children; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Everyone who knew Sharon knows how much her family meant to her. As her life has made its full circle, her family invites you to celebrate her life on November 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran, 905 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif., For more:
EMIL CLYDE (BUDDY) LAHR JR. JUL 20, 1951 - OCT 13, 2010 Age 59, passed away on Oct. 13, 2010 in Turlock, CA. Emil was born at the Rapid City AFB in Box Elder, S.D., and grew up in Stevenson and Hilmar, CA. At age 13, Emil was the youngest to ever attain the rank of Eagle Scout in the greater Yosemite area council and the first Boy Scout to earn the rank of Eagle in Troop 26 of Hilmar. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Hilmar High School in 1969, where he was recognized as an outstanding athlete. During this time, he received a nomination and was awarded to the Valley All Star Football Team in 1967 and 1968. He lived and worked in Turlock, CA, most of his adult life. He was a master carpenter and worked in construction for 27 years. Emil's passion for music grew with him as a young man and continued all his life. He was an accomplished musician and composer. In addition to his music, Emil was also a very skilled artist. His work took the viewer on a meditative and emotional journey of nature and the outside world. He explored within himself, always reaching fror the profound intuited truth, blending his art works with elements of nature. He enjoyed leisure time in the mountains, camping, hiking and studying nature. Buddy loved hunting and fishing with his father and friends. Emil's generous and loving nature will be greatly missed by family, colleagues, and countless friends. Emil is survived by his mother, Frankie L. Lahr of Hillsboro, TX; father Emil (Bud) Lahr Sr. and stepmother Esther R. Lahr, of Modesto, CA; brothers, Michael (Ann) of Corvalis, OR, Jon of West Hollywood, CA, Daniel of Crestline, CA; and sister Janet Lahr of San Jose, CA; stepsisters, Anita Riley and Lisa Baker, both of Modesto; and nephew, Chad Lahr of Corvalis, OR. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration of his life will be held privately by his family. Honoring his wishes, there will be no public service. Donations in his name can be sent to: Emanuel Hospital Hospice Fund, 825 Delbon Ave. Turlock, CA 95382.
Emil "Mil" Mangini Aug. 25, 1921 - Oct. 30, 2010 Emil passed away Saturday October 30th, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Hilda Mangini of 57 years. Devoted father of Patricia (Steve) Jones, Kathleen Mangini and the late Ellen Crosson. Loving grandfather of Emil, Thomas (Sandy) Crosson, Christine (Dave) Crosson, Kimberly (Carlo) Crosson, Susan (Thomas) Clayton, Brian (Jamie) and Andrew "AJ" Jones. Great grandfather of nine, and great, great grandfather of two. Son of the late Luigi and Rosa Mangini. Brother of Nina Lucier and Rose Mangini. . Emil was a graduate of Galileo High School, served his country in the Navy during, from September 1942 to January 1946, on the USS Hancock as a Machinist Mate 1st Class. He followed his father's career path as a partner in Scavengers Protective Association, which he enjoyed for 35 years. His Grandsons followed him as fourth generation Garbage Collectors. Emil was a member of the, , Cow Hollow Boys,, , Scavengers Protective Union, and Swinging Collectors Golf Club. Mil was a real man-who treated people with respect and love and he got that back in spades. Friends may visit Tuesday November 2nd, 4pm to 8pm with a Vigil Service at 7pm, Duggan Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave. Daly City Ca. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wed November 3rd 1030am, at St. Anne Church of the Sunset, 850 Judah St. S.F. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers a contribution to, in Memory of Mil in Honor of his daughter Ellen.
EMILY SAWYER, 70, of Lompoc died Sunday, October 31, 2010.. The funeral services are under the direction of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. starbucklind.com
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ERNEST LUCIO BRACAMONTE Age 71, passed away October 27, 2010. He was born on March 10, 1939 in Indio, CA and was a resident of Riverside for 18 years and previously of Norco for 25 years. He was an owner-operator of a trucking business and retired in 2001. Ernest was a member of the apostolic church. He is survived by his daughters, Jeanette Bracamonte Garcia, Lori Ann Rosas (Santiago), Lisa Bracamonte, Jacque Lynne Salazar (Aaron); sisters Virginia Scarbrough, Josie Landers, Isabel Hernandez and Frances Garcia; 11 Grandchildren; 4 Great-great Grandchildren and many neices & nephews and long time friend Marti Bracamonte. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held on Tue, Nov. 2 at 6pm and services on Wed, Nov. 3 at 10am at the Fountain of Truth Church, 5401 Citrus Ave., Fontana, CA 92336. Burial will follow on Wed, Nov. 3 at 11:30 at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave Riverside Services entrusted to: Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary (951) 689-1441
A memorial service was held for Eugene Paul Legg, 73, of Chico on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Lassen and Burnap., Eugene passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at home with his family by his side., Gene was born January 12, 1937 in Richmond, Calif. He was formerly of Avenal., He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Legg of Chico; a son, Dan and wife Jackie Legg of Paradise; a daughter, Rene and husband Jim Luther of Orland; his grandchildren, Julian, Carissa and Jesse Legg.
Goodwin, Eugene S. October 24, 1915 - October 30, 2010 Eugene S. ("Bud") Goodwin died at his West Los Angeles home at the age of 95 after a long illness. He leaves behind his loving wife Madeline, children Betty (and son-in-law Keith Klevan), George (and daughter-in-law Betsey), Theo (and daughter-in-law Susan); grandchildren Michael, Molly, Sarah and Sam Goodwin and Aaron Klevan. A graduate of UCLA, he received his law degree from USC and was a founding partner in the Beverly Hills law firm Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin. He is a former board member of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the American Jewish Committee, where donations can be made. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2 at Hillside Memorial Park.
1921 – 2010 Eunice E. Wever, 89, of Concord, CA passed away quietly on October 22, 2010. She was born on January 30, 1921 to George Alexander and Vesta Arvilla (Pool) Hultberg in Adna, WA. Delivered at home by her maternal grandmother, she was so small that her grandmother put her in a shoe box and placed her in the oven of a wood stove for needed warmth. Eunice was raised in Centralia, WA and graduated from Centralia High School in 1939. As a graduation present, she was sent to the 1939 Worlds Fair in San Francisco. She attended Business School in Seattle where she met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Wever. They were married on Valentines Day, 1942. While living in Puyallup during World War II, she gave birth to their son, Rick. Following the war, they moved back to Centralia,WA where Dick and her brother Max purchased and operated Quality Cleaners. She went to work as an Employment Counselor for the Washington State Employment Office in 1957 and worked there until her retirement in 1980. For years she traveled to the local high schools each spring to counsel seniors not planning on going on to college, on job opportunities and how to apply for work. She also served on the local Salvation Army Board for many years. She and her husband spent the next 12 years traveling the world. When the grandchildren were old enough to appreciate it, they were each taken on a special trip to exciting places like Greece, Egypt, New York, Mexico, and Hawaii. Wonderful memories and deepened family bonds were made during those trips. In 1992, they moved to The Vineyards in Redding, CA to be nearer their son and his family. She lost her beloved husband, Dick, in July of 2002. As her health declined, but still determined to be independent, she moved into The Chateau for Senior Living in Concord in 2009. She will be remembered for her quick wit, her perseverance and her love of bridge. Eunice's greatest passion in life was spending time with her family, most especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by each of them. She is survived by her son, Rick Wever (Carol) Concord, CA, six grandchildren: Coleman "Kip" Wever Concord, CA; Ali Wever Bower (Jon) Woodland, CA; Tod Wever (Holly) Las Vegas, NV; Amy Wever Chambers (Kevin) Taylorsville, UT; Emily Wever Clark (Mike) Draper, UT; Tyler Wever of Concord, CA and five great grandchildren: Evan, Grant, Lennon, Larry, and Oliver. Eunice was preceded in death by her husband Dick, parents George and Vesta Hultberg, her step dad Cole Rainey, her brother Max Hultberg, sister Virginia Hultberg, and nephew Brad Hultberg. Private family services will be held at a later date.
SILVEIRA, FERNANDA MELO GOMES Oct. 23, 1943 to Oct. 29, 2010 Fernanda Silveira, born in Pico, Azores died peacefully after battling ovarian cancer. Fernanda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Joao, daughter Ana Hatashita (Fred), grandchildren Anthony and Kayla, brother Antonio Gomes (Ines), sisters Ana Fontes (Jose) and Helena Gomes, and many nieces and nephews. She was well known for baking delicious Portuguese sweet bread that she shared with family and friends, and also lovingly provided child care services to many children. She will be missed by all. Visitation on Thursday, November 4th, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass on Friday, November 5th, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1140 Evergreen St. A special thank you to all the wonderful people who helped Fernanda during her illness and to the amazing people at San Diego Hospice.
FOSS, Isabella Bradbury 04/11/1914 -10/31/10 Isabella, member of a long time Santa Barbara family,
Filomena Cintas Fernandez, 98, of Vacaville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, Oct. 24. Filomena was born on March 11, 1912, in El Pilar, Almeria, Spain. She was the fourth of seven children., She was a loving and devoted wife to Juan Fernandez Ramos and nurturing mother to her two sons Francisco and Rafael., Filomena is survived by her two sons, Francisco and Rafael; daughter-in-law, Pilar; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, Filomena came to the United States in 1960 and worked at The Basic Vegetable Plant for 20 years and retired in 1977., Filomena was the most loving, caring person and we were all so lucky to have shared her 98 years of love. We will take comfort in knowing that she will be together again with the love of her life, Juan, and her family and friends for eternity. We will continue to remember that the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart., The viewing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the rosary service from 7 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Mass will be held Monday, Nov. 1, at St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m., In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society ., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
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 (peointernational.org) 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 email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. The family also wishes to gratefully acknowledge services of Hospice Care.
FRANCES D. HIRDES MAY 1928 ~ OCT 2010 Frances 'Fran' Hirdes passed away peacefully on Friday, October 29 in Turlock. She was born in Farmersville, CA to Joseph and Mary Riberio in 1928. She was the second of six children: Mary, Fran Ellie, Lee, Joe and Tony. The family later moved to Ceres. Fran attended Ceres High School and graduted in 1947. In 1949, she married Les Hirdes. Together they worked hard in the farming and dairy business for over 40 years. They were married 50 years, when Les passed away in 1999; a daughter Leslie preceded Fran in 2008. She enjoyed line dancing, rodeos, and roping. She timed for the CTRA for over 25 years. She loved family gatherings. Her family was her life. While being ill, she joyfully attended three grandchildren's weddings. Fran's beautiful loving spirit will always be in our hearts forever. The family would like to thank Bel Air Lodge for the loving care. She is survived by her loving family: son Ed (Marilyn) Hirdes; grandchildren Ashley (Brandon), Grant (Jami), Kent (Haley), Blake, Case), Kim (Kenny), and Katie (Jon);and great grandchildren Shayla, Colten and Dylan, and Reese. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, November 4 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, November 5 at 10:00 am. Interment will be private at Lakewood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. Please share your memories at, www.allenmortuary,com. ALLEN MORTUARY
A memorial service for longtime Torrance resident and civic leader Frances Hayes Limbird will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Rolling Hills Estates. Mrs. Limbird died October 16, 2010 at age 87. She had been a resident of Torrance since 1965. Her work as a volunteer with the Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center included serving as auxiliary president, president of Las Amigas and as a member of the hospital board for eight years, organizing events such as the Celebrity Sports Classic and Festival of the Trees. She was also an active supporter of Switzer Learning, chairing its Red Balloon Golf Tournament 1985-1991. Mrs. Limbird also sat on the Torrance Environmental Quality and Energy Conservation Commission from 1976 to 1984, serving as chairman for two years. She was also a past president of the Los Verdes Women's Golf Club. Her honors included being named 1985 Citizen of the Year by the Torrance Chamber of Commerce; 1987 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the South Torrance Lions Club; 1994 YWCA Torrance Woman of the Year; and 1999 South Bay Woman of the Year by the Switzer Center. She was a member of St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for 45 years. Frances Limbird is survived by a daughter, Janet Limbird Rigsby of Brooklyn; a son, Randy Limbird and his wife, Cynthia of El Paso; a granddaughter, Glynis Rigsby and her husband, Ned Mooney of Brooklyn; a grandson, Dylan Rigsby of Eureka, CA; and a great-granddaughter, Carys Mooney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles. The family requests that any memorial gifts be directed to Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center Foundation; Switzer Center and Clinical Services; or St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. Please sign the guestbook at
Appelman, Frances Helen April 1, 1916 - October 24, 2010 Frances Appelman died peacefully on October 24, 2010 in Cupertino, California. Social worker, loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her sons, Daniel (Debbie) and Jed and grandsons Soren (Kenae), Jesse (Beth), Simon and Zachary, and was pre-deceased by her husband, Matt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hand in Hand, PO Box 80102, Portland, OR 97280.
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A lifetime Solano County resident in Fairfield and Vacaville, Frank passed away at the age of 88, just a week and one day following the passing of his wife, Hazel., Born of Spanish immigrants at the Red Cross facility at Cement Hill, Frank was raised in Vacaville on the corner of Mason and Elizabeth streets., At the age of 18, he joined the Navy to serve in World War II as a ship's cook. Following the war, he went into Civil Service at Travis Air Force Base, where he worked until retirement in 1977., Frank is survived by his sons, Frank Jr. and his wife Fayann Perez of Vacaville, Joseph and his wife Gayle Latona of Vacaville, and Jim and his wife Elvina Freeman of Fairfield; and brother, Joseph and his wife Isabel Perez of Sacramento. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchild-ren with two more on the way., Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; daughter, Connie; son, Joe Freeman; and his sister, Isabel., A private family memorial will be held at a later date., In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301., Arrangements are by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home - Vacaville, 448-4900. Please visit the online guest book at www. Bryanbraker.com.,
CAPRICCIO-Frederick Anthony Capriccio died Friday, October 29 at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years old. He was a kind, loving, generous and faith filled man who will be greatly missed by his wife of 64 years Rose Solimine Capriccio; their son Fred Capriccio; daughter Paula Orlandini; son Phillip Capriccio; as well as many other family member and friend whose lives were so greatly blessed to have known him. Fred was born on October 22, 1923 in the home of his parents Agnes and Anthony Capriccio in Dorchester, Massachusetts and later moving to Newton, just a short drive outside Boston. Fred was raised by parents who always emphasized the importance of family, which is something that was quite obvious through the influence he had on his children, his grandchildren and even his close friends.
G. Douglas (Doug) Thompson, a life-long Vacaville resident, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and son by his side on Wednesday morning, Oct. 20. Doug was born in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 7, 1922 to Vacaville residents Frank and Elsie Thompson. He graduated as Valedictorian with the Vacaville High School Class of 1940., Doug met his future wife, Suzanne Dopkins, while attending the University of California, Berkeley where they each earned Bachelor of Arts degrees. They only spent 3 months together before Doug left to begin his WWII service in the European theater., After several years serving as a U.S. Army lieutenant, Doug came home, reunited with Suzie and began his study of law. Upon graduating from Hastings Law School, Doug married Suzie and returned to Vacaville. Doug practiced law in Vacaville for 44 years and was a partner in the law firm of Dobbins, Weir, Thompson and Stevenson. Doug was very active in the community, including service on the Vacaville school board and the board of the Vacaville Museum. But it was The Vacaville Rotary Club where he was active for the longest period. Doug was known to all as an honorable man, a civic leader, a trusted counselor and loving family man. He was truly blessed and will be truly missed by his family, friends and the community at large., Doug is survived by his loving wife of over 62 years, Suzanne Dopkins Thompson, and his three children: Michelle Thompson Winchester (Tim) of Piedmont, Calif., Melissa Thompson O'Connell (Bob) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dana Thompson (Joanna) of Vacaville, Calif., and Portland, Oregon. Doug is also survived by his grandchildren, Josh, Amelia, Danielle, Amber, Lauren, Ted, Cecily and Stormie, and by his great-grandchildren, Quintana, Casey and Cyrus., A memorial service for Doug will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church, 401 West Monte Vista Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in Doug's memory to the Rotary Foundation, c/o The Vacaville Rotary Club, P. O. Box 5593, Vacaville, Calif., 95688.,
GONZALEZ, Isidoro, R., Sr. 89, of Santa Barbara, died at Cottage Hospital on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Isidoro was born in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico on April 4, 1921. He emigrated to Santa Barbara in 1955 and worked initially in construction. He later worked as the gardener and caretaker of a Montecito estate at which he worked from 1958 to 1983. At this time he helped his son, Isidoro, Jr.,
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Mr. Gary H. Dyke, 52, of 39 Kohanza Street Danbury, died peacefully on Sunday October 31, 2010 at his home with his family by his side, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Mr. Dyke was born March 12, 1958 in Norwalk, a son of the late George C. Dyke and Edith McElwee Dyke of Woodbury. Mr. Dyke grew up in Ridgefield, graduating from Ridgefield High School in 1977 and Denver Automotive & Diesel College in Denver, CO in 1979. Gary was employed as an automotive technician who had worked for Wilton Chevrolet, Erhardt Chevrolet, Saturn of Danbury and White Plains N.Y. Robert Buick and was most recently employed by West Chevrolet of Woodbury Ct. Gary's interests were camping with his children and auto racing. Most recently, Gary was the assistant crew chief for the TSR Motorsports Top Dragster of Southbury Ct. Gary was active in his son's Boy Scout troops 22 and 24 of Danbury Ct. He also was active with his daughter's Girl Scout troop 805 of Danbury Gary was a supporter of The Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation program, to which he rescued a greyhound. He is survived by his children, Gary D. Dyke and Amanda R. Dyke both of Danbury, a brother, George C. Dyke and his wife Pat of New Milford, 2 sisters, Jean Dyke McDevitt and her husband Stephen of Woodbury and Gale Dyke Foote and her husband Bill of Weybridge Vt. as well as several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Wednesday November 3rd from 5 to 8pm at the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 2 School Street. Burial services will be Friday November 5th at 11am in New North Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Woodbury. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810. To send an online condolence, please visit
Sabo, Geneva, Proud citizen of America's Greatest Generation, age 95, passed away on Oct. 20. Geneva was born on April 21, 1915, in Wayne, Kansas, the youngest of nine children. In 1948, she married MSgt Frank Sabo. Their three children were born on different military bases before the family relocated to England. In 1956, they moved to Vacaville where the kids were raised. Geneva relocated to Santa Rosa in 1990. Geneva is predeceased by her husband, Frank, in 1969, and her son, Michael, in 2004. She is survived by both of her daughters from Santa Rosa, Pat Sabo, and Pam Dowd (Dick). She is also survived by step grandsons, Ross Dowd (Marnie) and David Dowd, both of Santa Rosa. She leaves behind numerous nieces & nephews, grand nieces & nephews, and grand, grand, nieces and nephews. Geneva's family wishes to thank her caregivers at RV Gardens: Ray, Elsie, and Glee. Always one to laugh and enjoy life, Geneva leaves behind her loving family and countless friends., A celebration of her life will be held Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at 3707 Autumn Glen Ct. in Santa Rosa. Donations may be made to Sutter VNA Hospice or Michael Sabo Memorial Scholarship Fund, 100 Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, Calif., 9568. Arrangements by Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services, 525-3730.,
A 57 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2010. Genevieve was 79 when she died. She was an amazing, loving and generous woman. She was born in Detroit, MI and moved to California in 1953. She enjoyed raising her family and working at various jobs, including a full-time job as an executive assistant at Kawai America Piano Corp. for over 25 years. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and she often traveled to see relatives in the Midwest. Genevieve was multi-talented and among her achievements, she was a beautician, bookkeeper, cashier, receptionist, executive assistant and notary public. She was an incredible person who was loved and will be dearly missed. Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Carole (Mike) Cockrell of Torrance, CA; daughter, Rosemary (Riley) Kelley of Morro Bay, CA; daughter, Jean (Mike) Ghianuly of Torrance, CA; daughter, Joan Hakim of Torrance, CA; grandson, Daniel Hakim of Redondo Beach, CA; and grandson, Michael Ghianuly of Torrance, CA. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 5:00pm. The Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach on Friday, November 5 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. If you would like to send donations in her name, please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice or make a check payable to Our Lady of Guadalupe Building Fund, 320 Massey St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. Please sign the guest book at
In Loving Memory of George F. Nordman, 04/03/1957 - 10/28/2010, George F. Nordman lost his battle with esophageal cancer on October 28, 2010. It was almost three months to the day from when he was diagnosed., George was born April 3, 1957 to Delores and George Nordman in Oakland, Calif. He was raised in San Lorenzo. After high school George enlisted in the, serving most of his four years on the USS Sacramento. He proudly served his country and received an Honorable Discharge in 1982. George worked in the Bay Area on airless spray equipment for over 25 years. When George married his present wife, Eileen they made the Auburn/Grass Valley area their home. George opened his business, George's Airless Repair. George loved fishing and camping. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society., George is survived by his wife, Eileen; his sons, George Jr. and James Joseph; his three stepsons, two sisters along with nieces and nephews. He will be cremated and laid to rest in the New Auburn Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at www.chapelofthehills-auburn.ca.
Age 86. Passed away October 27, 2010. Predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Christine. Survived by his children, Sharron (Bob) Parke; Bill (Patti) McKaig; and Bruce (Alayne) McKaig: 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; loving friend, Corinne Johnson. Services to held at Green Hills in Rancho Palos Verdes (310-831-0311); viewing, Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.; Vigil Services, Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 P.M. Funeral and Interment Friday, November 5 at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (
George Paul Wight passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010., George was born on Jan. 20, 1927 in South San Gabriel, Calif. He graduated from Pasadena High School and Cal State University, Northridge. George served in the U.S. Navy and was an engineer with an inquisitive mind. He was a 52-year resident of Simi Valley and moved there while working at Rocketdyne. George was a local businessman for over 30 years and was one of the first to bring solar power to Simi Valley. For the past 28 years he operated the Environmental Store specializing in pure drinking water and equipment., George was passionate about Jesus Christ and was an avid supporter of missions, here and abroad. He was married for over 55 years to his wonderful wife, Luella. He considered himself blessed to have a loving family and was close to his four children: Darrel (Cheryl) Wight, Karen (Cobe) Crosby, Paulette Wight and Roger Wight. George was especially proud of his four grandchildren: Stephanie (Billy) Maus, Stacie Wight (Jordan Simpson), Spencer Wight and Coby Crosby. George is survived by his oldest sister, Leole BonDurant, and brothers, Kenneth Wight and Henry Wight, and preceded in death by sisters, Tanis Santry and Cora Lee Gentle. A, Memorial Service celebrating his life is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Stone Bridge Community Church (formerly Simi Prez), 4832 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93063. There will be a reception immediately following the service., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Missions c/o IFAP, P.O. Box 35000, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500. Payable to C & MA, designate in memo Sheree Lynch-IFAP (Sheree is a Missionary Physician serving in Honduras)., Assisting the family with arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home and Cremation of Simi Valley.
George W. Haugh, Jr., a long time resident of Vacaville, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13. He is now in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ., George was born in Taft, Calif., on May 1, 1922. He was a World War II veteran, a sergeant in the Army Air Force and flight engineer on Mitchell B-52's. He was based at La Junta, Colo., and Dover, Del. He was honorably discharged in 1946., Before entering the service, George worked on submarines at Mare Island. After he was discharged he returned to Mare Island for a short time; then transferred to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. He was trained to be a jet mechanic and worked at Travis for more than 30 years., George married Dorothy Harter in 1947 in Oakland. She preceded him in death in 1999., Surviving George are a niece, two nephews, nine great nephews, his brother, James and his sister-in-law, Eleanor., He had many good friends who will miss him and his great sense of humor., A memorial service with military honors will be held at Nadeau Family Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
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GLENDEANE WENTZ TADICH DOWLER MAY 25, 1923 - OCT 27, 2010 Born in Pittsburg, KS to Maggie Margaret Hardman and Glen Preston Wentz, she passed at her home in Modesto, CA. She is survived by daughter Dee Ann Douglass and son Rado 'Tad' Tadich III both of Fresno, daughters Denise Holbrook of Manteca, Debbie Carrillo of Modesto, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husbands, Rado L. Tadich, Jr., Buzz Rose and Walter Dowler and great grandson Landon Pevee. Glendeane was a mother, model, Sarah Coventry Regional Manager in Honolulu, executive secretary for San Joaquin County CPS and real estate agent. She moved to Arkansas to care for her mother prior to moving to Modesto to be near her family. Her interests included scuba diving, thrift shopping and sewing. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to a charity of your choice.
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In memory of Patricia A. Gowin Apr. 7, 1930 - Oct. 30, 2010 Resident of Union City Patricia (Lindley) was born in Nebraska and .....
Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.
KAHNWEILER, HARRIET B. Harriet Kahnweiler, a 39-year San Diego resident, died in her sleep Friday morning in her SDSU-area home at the age of 95. She suffered from a number of ailments associated with advanced age. Known throughout her life as Peggy, she was born December 6, 1914 in Plymouth, WI, the only child of Sigmund and Sarah Blumenfeld, and grew up in Baraboo, WI above her parent's grocery, the Baraboo Fruit Store. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Sociology, she met and married Gilmore G. Kahnweiler, a manufacturer of boys and men's outerwear in Chicago. They raised their family in Glencoe, IL, moving to Phoenix, AZ when their daughters were in their teens. Peg and Gil Kahnweiler, with her father, Sig, moved to San Diego in 197l to be near their daughter, Susan. and her family. Mrs. Kahnweiler was an active member of the Association for Family Living on Chicago's North Shore and the Sisterhoods of Temple Beth Israel in Phoenix and Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego. Mr. Kahnweiler, a member of the board of directors of both temples, became a building contractor in Phoenix and acting director of the Jewish Community Center in San Diego. Mrs. Kahnweiler was a devotee of nutritionist Adele Davis starting in the '50s and practiced Psycho-Cybernetics, a self-actualization program developed in 1960 by Dr. Maxwell Maltz. She was an avid bridge player, a loyal Democrat and an enthusiastic supporter of theater and arts. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jerome Pollock of San Diego, grandsons Patrick of Indianapolis, IN, and Tony of San Diego and two great grandchildren, Nathan and Lauren. Her daughter Jill Kahnweiler Rush predeceased her. Graveside memorial services will be held at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, Sorrento Valley, on Wednesday, November 3rd, at 11 a.m.. For more information, call 858-453-2121. Donations in Mrs. Kahnweiler's memory may be made to the San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego 92103 (619-278-6587).
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Wesley Junior Hunt Dec. 2, 1919 ~ Oct. 8, 2010 Resident of Alameda Son of the late Valda June Hunt, Wes was a die .....
Lee, Harding November 30, 1920 - October 22, 2010 Harding Lee passed away peacefully on October 22nd. He is survived by his wife Linda; sons Scott, Michael, Kenneth, David and Tracy; daughters-in-law Isabel, Barbara, Sunny, Laura, and Jean; ten grandchildren, and many extended relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed. Flowers are welcomed or donations to the following charities: , Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation , Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, Hollywood Hills (800) 204-3131
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Harold E. "Chub" Barnes 1925 - 2010 Longtime Northern California resident Harold E. "Chub" Barnes passed away peacefully October 23, 2010, at his home in Los Molinos with his friend and wife of 30 years, Mary, at his side. Chub was a proud member of a historic Shasta County family and recently celebrated his 85th birthday with four generations of family. His grandfather Tubbs, one of the county's first judges, wandered the county in the 1800's holding court in the back of a shepherd's wagon. Chub was born October 3, 1925, in Pittsburg, California. He was the only son of Viola and Harold Barnes. He attended Shasta High in Redding then served with the 86th Infantry Regiment in France during World War II. After his discharge, before starting a family, Chub loved competing on the Northern California Rodeo circuit steer wrestling. He later traveled the Middle East working on construction projects and was fondly referred to as "Mr." Chub during his time supervising crews that built the Bangladesh Dam in Pakistan. He also worked on various local road, bridge, and dam projects including the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. He retired from Shasta County Road and Bridge Department in 1987. Chub was a member of the Anderson VFW and past member of the Anderson Moose Lodge. He was an avid fisherman, an enthusiastic tomato gardener and consumer, and a talented carpenter. Some of his favorite things included puttering and tinkering with his grandson, Landon. He also enjoyed horses, raising steers, and baseball. A discerning student of the game, he coached and managed baseball and softball teams in Redding for two decades. He loved running into former players around town. He will be remembered and missed as an intelligent, knowledgeable, kind and playful wiseguy. He had a genuine deep interest in people, the world, and Shasta area history. He will be especially missed by Jack his loyal dog. Chub was a proud father, a doting grandfather, and a loving husband and friend. He is predeceased by parents Viola and Harold Barnes, sister Barbara Craft, stepson Greg Faddis, and step-granddaughter Kristy Gillio. He is survived by his wife Mary of Los Molinos; son Todd of Oroville (Gail); stepdaughters Sandy Gillio of Anderson and Lorna Itzaina (Burt) of Napa; six grandchildren, Landon, Lindsay (Ryan), April (Gabe), David, Adrian, and Ashlee; and six great-grandchildren, Mikie, Cali, Jack, Faith, Gage, and Waylon. Friends are invited to a graveside memorial 11:00 am, November 8, 2010 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
1918-2010, Harry Enderson passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in the city of Ventura., Born in Rochester, Minn., Harry attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in engineering. Harry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941, and completed Naval Air Training in Pensacola, Fla. Harry received his wings and flew as a Naval Air Corp B-24 Navigator and 1st Pilot during WWII. Harry flew photo reconnaissance missions over the Pacific Arena, returning with valuable photographic intelligence. The BP4Y Liberators, as the Navy called these B-24's, were modified and outfitted hi-resolution cameras and machine guns for defense against fighter planes., Some of Harry's most interesting stories were about how he learned to "navigate by the stars" at sea. Lieutenant Commander Enderson flew 71 missions and two tours of duty before being released with honors. Lieutenant Enderson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for heroism and extraordinary achievements in wartime aerial flights. When asked if he ever panicked on a mission, Harry's response was, "We were too busy to be frightened.", More recently, living in the Venturan Convalescent nursing home, Harry was known as Tippin' Harry because he would try to tip the nurses who served his meals., Harry was married for 52 years, raising two children. He is survived by his son, Doug; daughter-in-law, Christy; and sister, Mary. Harry was always humble, always gracious, and will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have known him., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Harry Everett Heselton, Jr. Late of San Mateo and resident of San Mateo County for 55 years, entered into rest in Daly City on October 30, 2010. Beloved husband of Lillian Heselton for 62 years. Loving father of Stephen Heselton (his wife Karen) and Patricia O'Brien (her husband Kevin). Also survived by his cherished grandchildren Brendan, Timothy, and Catherine. A native of West Plains, Missouri, age 87 years. A longtime employee of GTE Lenkurt and a member of the Bay Area Garden Railway Society. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae. Interment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday after 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS. His family appreciates donations to the
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ALTMAN, Harvey Beloved husband of Leah; devoted father of Steve (Cindy) Altman, Sheri (Steve) Altieri, Mark Altman and Steve Ludwig; cherished grandfather of Kelly, Jamie, Alex, Kevin and Sarah. Harvey will be missed by his family and many loving friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCLA Heart Transplant Program. For information, please contact UCLA Medical Sciences Development, (310) 267-1835. Service for Harvey will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., November 2, 2010, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, (800) 600-0076.
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Helen Schiavone McConnell 85, passed away on October 4, 2010. Helen was born on August 22, 1925 in San Francisco. She attended Lowell and Lincoln high schools, graduating from Lincoln in 1943. She is survived by her children, Denise O'Brien and Geoff McConnell, and by her granddaughter, Molly McConnell. For 46 years Helen was married to Jim McConnell, who died in 2003. Jim and Helen raised a family in the Bay Area and then the East Coast for 15 years, before returning to the Bay Area in 1982. A memorial gathering for friends and family will take place at 50 Harbor Oak Dr., Tiburon on November 7th at 3:00pm.
Lujan, Henry G. August 25, 1927 - October 28, 2010 Henry G. Lujan, retiree of Los Angles Department of Water and Power with 37 years, died Thursday, October 28, 2010, from a terminal illness. Henry, who was 83, died at his Montebello home where he was surrounded by family members and close friends. He was born in Phoenix, AZ to Antonio and Aurora Lujan. He served in the U.S. Army occupation of Korea, receiving the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal - Korea. Henry retired as a Civil Engineering Assistant at the Department of Water and Power in 1987 and was a long time member of the St. Benedict's Church choir from 1957. He was preceded in death by two sons Raul and Ricky. He is survived by Alice his wife of 60 years, two daughters Lisa and Nanette, two sons Tony and Ted, four grandchildren, two great grand children, three step grandchildren, and nine step great grandchildren. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict's Church, 1022 W. Cleveland Ave. in Montebello, CA 90640. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 E. Whittier Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA 90023.
Herb Richards, 98, founder of the Rotten Robbie gas station chain, died Aug. 29, 2010.
Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather passed away on Oct. 25., He is survived by his son, Robert; Grandsons, Jeffrey and Alan; and his three beautiful great-granddaughters., Hershel was a resident of Camarillo for over 30 years, and will truly be missed by all of his friends and family who knew Hershel and loved him so.
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Igor Zubko, 73, of Newbury Park, passed away at home on Thursday afternoon Oct. 28, 2010., Igor was born in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, on Aug. 13, 1937. He was the son of the late Alexander Zubko of Russia and Bosilka Jovanovich of Serbia. Igor emigrated to Canada with his brother Nicolas, his two sisters Irene and Nancy, and his mother and father at the age of eight. While living in Canada, Igor pursued the shoe manufacturing trade and became a skilled and accomplished industry professional. He devoted much of his talent to such shoe manufacturing companies as Sbicca shoes, Cheroke, and K-Swiss. It was also in Canada where he met his wife of 44 years, Hermine Plochl., They moved to Williamsport, Pa., where their two children, Christina and Alexander, were born. Soon after, opportunity carried Igor and his family to San Diego. California is where they and their children have called home for the years since then. Igor and Hermine lived in Newbury Park for the past 16 years., Igor inspired others with his gentleness and kindness. He is remembered for his genuine love for God, his church family and pastor. In his neighborhood, Igor touched the lives of many of those who frequented the pool with his wit, warmth, and his commitment to health and fitness., Igor will be greatly missed by his wife and two children; his sister, Irene; his sisters- and brother-in-law, Yvette, Eleanor and Julius; his nieces, Susan, Elaine, Debbie, Karen and Elisabeth; his nephews, Gary and Adrian; his best friend, Rey and his wife, Fey; James, his dear swimming partner; and Renee, his personal trainer. He will also be missed by his two beloved cats, Minka and Coco., Igor's immediate family extends their humble thanks and gratitude for all the neighbors, friends, and members of the extended family for their abiding love and support during this difficult time., A Funeral Service for Igor will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 3, located at Perez Family Funeral Home, 1347 Del Norte Road in Camarillo. Burial will follow at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, Tel: 983-3457. Please sign Igors Memorial Tribute at www.CamarilloMortuary.com.
LePAGE, Inez L. (Sloneker) (94), of Schnecksville, PA, formerly of Oxford, MD and Canoga Park, CA, died Friday, October 29, 2010 in her home. She was the wife of the late Charles F. LePage. Born in Outlook, MT, June 2, 1916, Inez was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Bertha C. (Wolten) Sloneker. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Canoga Park, CA before moving East to be with her son. Survivors: Son, Gregory A. LePage and his wife, Anita, with whom she resided; grandchildren, Christ and Laura LePage; predeceased by a son, Dennis LePage. Service: Private graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 3, at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA.
Age 101 years, died October 8, 2010, at the Spring Lake Village Skilled Nursing Facility. A native of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Maxwell was born March 8, 1909. Mrs. Maxwell willed her body to the UCSF Medical School. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Village Chapel, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Santa Rosa High School Foundation, P.O. Box 11002, Santa Rosa, CA 95406; the First Presbyterian Church Preschool, 1550 Pacific Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; or The Darby Betts and Friends Assistance Fund at Spring Lake Village, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Family assisted by: DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730
KOOBA, Irving May 15, 1919-October 31, 2010 Beloved husband, father and Poppa Survived by daughters, Susan (Lee) Lewis, Patty (Leo) Elinson; grandchildren, Marla (Ken) Becker, Randy (Erica) Lewis, Rusty (Jenna) Elinson, Jenny (Brett) Bennett, Erin Elinson; great-grandchildren, Elora, Maya, Baila, Anderson, Samantha. Preceded in death by wife, Esther.
Isamu "Sam" Tomooka, Isamu Tomooka, 85, passed away early Thursday morning, October 28, 2010, at Marian Hospital in Santa Maria. He was born in San Luis Obispo County on February 3, 1925. He was raised in the Santa Maria Valley and attended Arroyo Grande High School until his family was relocated to the Japanese internment camps during World War II. After release from the internment camps, the family settled in Arizona where they farmed for several years before returning to the Santa Maria area. In 1953, Isamu married Setsuye Nomura and moved to Los Angeles for one year before returning to Santa Maria to farm with his father and older brothers. He retired from farming in 1992., Isamu was a member of the Guadalupe Buddhist Church. He was also a member of the Santa Maria Country Club where he spent many hours playing golf with his buddies. He enjoyed trout fishing in Lake Tahoe, perch fishing, working in his Japanese garden, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren., Isamu is survived by his wife, Setsuye; daughter Cindy Chun and husband, Ron of Palo Alto; son Martin Tomooka; grandchildren Catie and Zach Chun; brothers Suyeo Tomooka and wife Sandy of Canoga Park, Tom Tomooka and wife Nancy of Tucson, AZ, Takashi Tomooka and wife Alice; sisters-in-law Toe Tomooka and Dixie Tomooka; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by father, Toyokuma Tomooka, mother, Kane Tomooka, brothers Massey Tomooka and Yoshito Tomooka, and sister Kikuye Matsumoto., At Isamu's request, private graveside services were held on Monday, November 1, 2010. Arrangements were made by Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Ivon Kay Beach January 22, 1938 - October 29, 2010 Ivon was born in Sandusky, Ohio then moved to Buttonwillow, California and finally to Wasco, CA. She was a book keeper for many years! Ivon was preceded in death by her dad, Rex; mother, Beulah; and brother, Gar, and is survived by her husband Carl; sons, Randy, Marty and Shane; daughters-in-law, Tracey, Cherrie and Marvina; 7 grandchildren, Amanda and husband Phil, Shannon and husband David, Allison and husband Cole, Casey, Cody, Amy and Mackenzie; 4 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many family and friends. Ivon was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral to be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 10:00, a.m. at Peter's Funeral Home in Wasco, CA. Donations may be made to the Shafter Missionary Baptist Church, 202 Golden West Ave., Shafter, CA, 93263, in lieu of flowers. Please visit and sign Ivon's guestbook at, Peters Funeral Home - Wasco
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John T. Allen Died on Sunday, October 24, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer in Novato, CA. John was born June 14, 1943 in San Francisco to Ann C. and James J. Allen. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1961 and entered the, , where he retired as a Master Chief serving on several ships and submarines in his 20 years of service. He then worked at Analyst Inc., where he retired in 2009. John enjoyed golfing, riding his Harley, bicycling, and was an avid 49ers and Giants Fan. John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Diane, sons Matt and John, daughter-in-law Jodi, sister Marylou, brother Jerold and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, November 6th at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato at 11:00 AM. A celebration of his life will also be held after the service at the Wild Fox, Alameda Del Prado, Novato. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Please share your memories /condolences at the following website www. keatonsredwoodchapel.com (search John Allen)
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James 'Wally' Wallace, 86, of Vacaville died on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Vacaville. Wally was born on July 24, 1924 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force., A memorial service with an Air Force Chaplain officiating will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A burial with Military Honors will follow at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Dixon. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif.
James Hawk, 53, of Redding died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (365-5466).
Jason Ryan Jacques Proteau, 18, of New Fairfield, beloved son of Jacques and Kathryn (Hafer) Proteau, passed away on Saturday, October 30th. He was born in Danbury on August 29, 1992. He was a freshman at UCONN where he was interested in pursuing a career in education. He graduated from NFHS in 2010. Jason was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and a member of DECA. In addition to his parents, he will be sadly missed by his sister, Nicole Proteau; his grandmother, Betty Hafer; his aunts, Karen Diaz and her husband, Tony, Suzie Barolet and her husband, Bruno; his uncles, Claude, Gaetan, Marcel, and Raymond Proteau; as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Henry Hafer, Jr; his paternal grandparents, Ernest and Marie Jeanne Proteau; and his uncle Mario Proteau. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4th at 11 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church in New Fairfield. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family. The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street , Danbury , on Wednesday between the hours of 5 and 8 pm. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
Jay Kendall Bailey, Sr. 73, passed Sept. 26, 2010, peacefully at home in Weaverville, CA with his wife and eldest son nearby. Jay was born 7/27/37 at the family home in Trimountain, Adams Twp., Houghton, Michigan. After finishing Royal Oak High Jay graduated from the USNR-R U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. in Jan. 1957 as an Electrician's Mate P 3rd Class. After his honorable discharge Nov. '62. Jay moved to Phoenix, AZ where he started his career as an electrical/mechanical engineer. After his boys were born, the family moved to San Jose where he worked for several Silicon Valley companies. Jay loved fishing from his days as a boy on the shores of Lake Superior to his days of fishing with his sons and grandsons all around the Trinity area. He loved taking the family camping, waterskiing, fishing, and to Good Guy's Hot Rod Shows. He coached little league baseball in the West Valley/Moreland district 1974-1981. He belonged to E Clampus Vitus, Chapter No. 62, and the Moose Family Center of Lewiston, CA. Jay is survived by his wife Barbara Walker Bailey; sons J.K. of Morgan Hill and Douglas of Gilroy, and his three grandsons Tyler, Colin and Alec. Service on Nov. 5th at the No. CA Veterans Cemetery in Igo, CA 2:00 p.m. We will gather at 1:00 p.m. at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel on 3655 Eureka Way, Redding, where the Patriot Guards will escort us to the cemetery. A celebration of Jay's life will be held immediately after the service at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5050 Bechelli Lane, Redding, Calif.
Jay Rex Stroud "Papa" March 12, 1922 - October 22, 2010 Rex, as he was know to many, was born in Long Beach, CA to Voet and Armina Stroud. He lived a wonderful 88 years. He was all about family. His goal in life was to make sure his family was well taken care of and he accomplished that. Rex "Papa" was a devoted husband, father and grandpa. Rex served as a 1st Lieutenant of the Air Force in, and the, . He loved to fly airplanes. He was a member of Teamster Local 87 since 1946 and worked for Oilfields Trucking until 1981. Rex was a rancher in the Old River area for over 20 years and loved his Black Angus Cattle. Rex was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Norma Crawford Stroud; his parents, Voet and Armina Stroud; sister, Jewell Wead; brother, Jerome Stroud. Rex is survived by his only child, Son, Jay Steven Stroud and wife Christine; his grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Josh Thompson, Matthew Stroud, Jeffrey Stroud; his brother and sister-in-law, Jim Stroud and Todd; sister-in-law, Helen Stroud; nephews, David Wead, Aaron Stroud, Philip Stroud and Shaun Stroud; good friend, Bob Taylor; and girlfriend of 12 years who Rex referred to as his girl, June Evans, all of Bakersfield, CA. We all will miss Rex deeply. We would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and staff of Mercy Hospital Truxtun who cared so deeply for Rex in his last days of life. Private services at Rex's request will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
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Crowe, Jeffery Robert January 5, 1954 - October 23, 2010 Jeffery R. Crowe was was born and raised in Montebello, CA. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert N. Crowe and Ann C. Muldoon, nee Stevenson. He is survivied by his brother, Steven Crowe; his sisters, Deann Rabatin and Suzann Crowe. Internment will be November 10, 2010 at 11:00 am at Ascension Cemetery Diocese of Orange, 24754 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest 92630.
Jennie S. Lemos passed away October 22, 2010, she was born on February 3, 1921 in San Francisco. Her family moved to Petaluma in 1922 to a chicken ranch on Two Rock Road. Jennie graduated from Petaluma High School in 1939 and worked for the US Bakery, Petaluma General, Hillcrest and Petaluma Valley Hospitals. She was a lifetime member of the Petaluma Riding and Driving Club. She is survived by her sister Florance Fadelli of Petaluma; and children Martin Lemos of Petaluma, Gordon Lemos of Oakdale, CA, and daughter Laurie Sheppard of Utah. She was Nana to her 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and one great great grand child. Jennie requested no services but memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society at PO Box 1296 Santa Rosa, CA 95402 or on-line at www.sonomahumane.org
HERMAN, JEROME, 7-11-1933 to 10-25-2010, Mr. Herman's long nightmare is over, and he has escaped, the clutches of Nurse Ratched. There will be no memorial service., Thanks to all who cared about him, laughed with him,, Helped him, and brightened his days., Bon Voyage, Jerry Lee., Please sign the Guest book at
Hoytt, Joan Colman October 30, 1927 - October 27, 2010 A highly accomplished pianist and accompanist, died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 27, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Donald Hoytt, M.D. Cherished and devoted mother to Cathy Colman and Richard Colman. Adored sister of Greta Ackerman. A supremely loyal, kind, generous and compassionate friend to many and a mother and friend to hundreds of UCLA students for over thirty years. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, 90024.
In loving memory of Joan Marie Davenport-Drake, born Nov. 13, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas, to Harry "Hal" Maurice Davenport (Aurora, Ill.) and Mary Davenport., She attended Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. Joan worked for the St. Louis Post Dispatch as a clothing artist. She went into the nursing profession after her husband passed away and worked for 30 years as a nurse. Joan belonged to the Secular Franciscan Order and was a member of the Santa Clara Parish of Oxnard., A memorial mass (All Masses) will be held for her on Oct. 31 at Santa Clara Church in Oxnard., She perished from kidney failure in the evening of Oct. 24, 2010., She leaves a loving family of one daughter, Marie Thurman-Vann of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; a granddaughter, Rachelle Marie Tebyani of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and great-grandson, Dane Edward Tebyani, who is in Afghanistan; one son, George Gerard Groner of San Antonio, Texas; and his children, Laurie Groner-Gourgen of Oklahoma City, Okla., and William Groner of Virginia; several other great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren., She will be interred in Redford, Mo., at Redford Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Drake has been entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St., Oxnard; 487-1720.
Joann Muir, 81, of Mineral died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Joe was preceded in death by parents, Walter Sr. and Ida and siblings James, Raymond, Robert, Johnny Ruth, Gail Arnett and Doris Anne. He is survived by his spouse of 32 years, Leslie Scharf; daughters Danae Hernandez; Jamie (Jimmy) Lara and 3 step-sons, Jason, Brandon and Curtis Scharf; grandchildren, Aivah, Amber, Ashley, Canyon, Jonathan, Joseph, Nevaeh, Preston, Samantha, Seyannah and Sierra; brothers Walter, Willie (Jennifer), Everett (Kaye) of Vacaville and Michael of Fairfield; sisters Alberta Edmondson of Vallejo, Shirley (Larry) Cunningham of Alabama, Jane (Archie) Whitson, Patricia Whitson and Joyce Lambert of Fairfield; a host of nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends., Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 11:30 with a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546 www.mccunechapel.com.,
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JOHN BASSFORD, 73, of San Luis Obispo, died Oct. 27, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande.
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John was born on August 11, 1953 at Healdsburg General Hospital and passed away on October 5, 2010 surrounded by loving family and friends. John was proud to have been born and raised in Healdsburg. John was a man of many trades, pipe fitter, winery machine fabricator, roofer, grape grower, road builder, rural land developer, alternate power specialist and woodsman. John was always there to lend a hand at the drop of a hat. John, his wife Judy, and son Jake, built a wonderful life on their ranch in the hills above the Dry Creek Valley, building their homes from the ground up with the help of family and friends. John was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Opal Delisle. John is survived by his wife Judy; son Jake; brothers Jack, Dick and Jerry Eddinger, sisters Mary McCord, Marta Delisle Spear, and sister in law, MaryAnn/Randy Waters, and Joyce Street; dear and caring niece Donna Nola; numerous family members from the Fincher and Eddinger families; as well as many friends and extended family. John was blessed with so many caregivers. Special thanks go to Mary, Joyce, Donna, Pony, Shawn, Marta, Karen, and Sandy and Al at Heartland Hospice. Special thanks to Dr. Ye and the Oncology and Infusion Department at Kaiser Permanente. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on November 6th, at 1:00 p.m. at Lago Di Merlo, 3495 Skaggs Springs Rd. Healdsburg. Donations in Johnny`s memory can be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements by FRED YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, with special thanks to Ron.
John Francis Cronin, M.D. John Francis Cronin, M.D. was born in New York City on February 2, 1930. He grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Power Memorial Academy in 1948. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in 1952 from the
MR. JOHN LEIS JR.,age 46, passed away October 31, 2010, resident of Santa Maria, CA. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com
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JOSEPH N. SCIABICA SEPT 3, 1915 - OCT 29, 2010 Joseph Sciabica, who others knew as J.N. or Joe and also 'Nick' Sciabica, went home to the Lord, receiving his final healing in his home on Friday October 29, 2010. Joseph always taught his family that business was more than making money. It involved sincere relationships with customers who always deserved our very best efforts. He always said if he could not make the highest quality olive oil possible, he would not make any at all. He truly had a 'missionary's zeal' for supplying quality olive oil and loved the farmers' markets, both in Modesto and San Francisco. 'He taught us so much. We will never forget his influence on our family and we will continue to pass these ideals on to our next Sciabica generations.' - Daniel Sciabica Joseph is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gemma, his two sons Nick and Daniel, their wives Terry and Genevieve, three grandchildren Joseph, his wife Calley, Mari, her husband Robert Capps, Jonathan, his wife Katie and four great-grandchildren Nicholas, Andrew, Dante and Gemma. Visitation will be Thursday November 4, 2010 from 4pm to 6:30pm at Franklin & Downs Funeral Chapel, 1050 McHenry Ave. The family will have a private rosary and funeral service. Charitable donations in Joseph's honor are welcome to these organizations: St. Stanislaus Church Building Fund Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose California Pro-Life Council Jesuit Retreat House of Los Altos
Joseph Sciabica put every ounce of effort into his life as an olive oil producer and face of the family-owned company at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market., Mr. Sciabica died of natural causes Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, at the age of 95. His family had not finalized funeral arrangements Saturday. His love for the family olive oil company, Nick Sciabica & Sons, was infectious., Mr. Sciabica's sons, Nick and Daniel, and grandson Jonathan, carry out the company's daily operations., Although he had handed over the company's reins, Mr. Sciabica remained a fixture at the farmers market, selling and promoting his family's olive oil., "My father's philosophy was: Go after all the business, don't turn anyone away," said Daniel Sciabica. "He didn't do it for the money., His mission was to give people the best olive oil money can buy.", The company has been in family hands for four generations. Mr. Sciabica saw the business as more of a tradition to be passed down through the years., "He taught us everything we know," his son said. "He was never afraid to let us get our feet wet in the business.", Mr. Sciabica was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Waterbury, Conn. His family followed relatives to San Francisco, where his father, Nicola Sciabica, launched his entrepreneurial efforts., During a 1924 trip to buy watermelons in Salida and resell them in the Bay Area, his father fell in love with the Central Valley's summer weather., The warm weather was reminiscent of Italy's climate, so the family moved to Salida to grow olive trees., In 1926, Nicola Sciabica founded the family company, which originally was just an olive farming operation. It wasn't until 1936 that the company started making olive oil., They started the company during the Great Depression and experienced difficulties. Others urged Mr. Sciabica to leave olive oil behind., "They never gave up," Daniel Sciabica said. "My father was tenacious.", For decades, the company's product was known as Marsala Olive Oil. It was named for the town in Sicily where Nicola Sciabica was born., It wasn't until the late '80s that the company began to offer a variety of olive oils under the Sciabica label., The company has grown as olive oil has become accepted in the American diet as a healthy option., Daniel Sciabica said his father was elated to see his tenacity and his family's work pay off., That growth allowed the family in 1996 to move operations from its Salida location to the former A&W syrup manufacturing building at Mitchell Road and Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto., Even his wife of 67 years, Gemma Sciabica, played a big role in the family business. She has written several cookbooks that use olive oil instead of butter or fat in hundreds of recipes., Mr. Sciabica loved selling his olive oil at the farmers markets in downtown Modesto, Pleasanton and San Francisco, even though the bulk of the company's business came from its Yosemite Boulevard store and wholesale operation., "I enjoy the people and displaying my product - and letting them taste it, too," he said in a September 2005 article in The Bee. "I am a salesman.", He threw himself into everything he did, including meeting new customers to discuss his family's products., "He loved the farmers markets," Daniel Sciabica said. "That's why he was such a good salesman, because he spoke to people from the heart."
Joseph T. Kerwin, Jr., 74 of Ventura, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 in Ventura following an extended illness. Joe was born July 31, 1936 in Los Angeles and has been a county resident for the last 70 years. He was an electrician for 42 years prior to his retirement., Joe is survived by his wife, Molly Kerwin; two sons, Kenneth Patrick Kerwin and Michael Thomas Kerwin; and two grandchildren, Kenneth Patrick Kerwin and Delany Kiana Kerwin. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Lee Kerwin., At Joe's request, there will be no public services, but it was his wish and hope that his friends would go out for an enjoyable evening and dinner in his memory., The family would like to thank the nurses at Community Memorial Hospital, especially the SPA nurses and everyone at the Livingston Visiting Nurses Association, for all of their help and support, as well as all of his family and friends., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the for research in the field of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma or the Livingston Visiting Nurses Association., Joe has been entrusted to the care of the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura; 643-8623.
DEAL-Joseph I. and Edith L. Joe's beloved wife of 67 years, Edith , passed away peacefully on October 15, 2010. Joe survived her by 10 days, passing away October 25, 2010. They are survived by their children, Laurie (Lonnie), Bonnie (Richard), Stan (Debbie), David (Diane) and grandchildren Andrew, Erin, Ben, Kristin, Chesed, Charis and Jordan. Edith was born and raised on her family farm in McFarland, CA. She is predeceased by her parents Ben and Jennie, her brothers Raymond and Ralph, and sisters Mary and Anna. She was a graduate of McFarland High School and La Verne College, where she was the first homecoming queen. Edith was a master homemaker, raising her family, first in La Verne, then Covina and back to La Verne in 1996. She loved music, flowers, sewing, all types of crafts, celebrating birthdays and holidays. Joe was born and raised in Rock Lake, North Dakota. He is predeceased by his parents Irvin and Lydia, his brothers John E., Jerry and Bob, and sisters Agnes and Marguerite. He is survived by his sister Norma. During
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Josephine "Jay" Pagano Formerly of Millbrae Died Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at the Hospice House in Bend, Oregon. She was 91. A public viewing and family visitation will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, November 5th, at Chapel of the Highlands Funeral Home in Millbrae. A Cryptside Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6th at 1:00pm, at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. A procession from the funeral home to the cemetery will begin at 12:00pm. "Jay" was born February 18, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Cali) Affrunti. She married Louis G. Pagano on September 1, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY, and he preceded her in death in 1999, after 59 years of marriage! Mrs. Pagano was a homemaker and mom, as well as an Electronics Technician for Lenkurt Electronics in San Carlos for over 33 years. She belonged to the Millbrae Newcomers Club and was a member of St. Dunstan's Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking and sewing. Survivors include her son Dr. George (wife Jaime) Pagano of Sunriver; grandson Mark (wife Shari) Pagano; and step great-grandson Jordan, all of Foster City, CA. She is preceded in death by her husband; sister Rose Colorafi; and brother Bernard Affrunti. Memorial contributions may be made in Jay's memory to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701. Baird Funeral Home of Bend, Oregon, is in charge of arrangements (541) 382-0903.
Josephine Sausedo Josephine "Mama Fina" Sausedo, 86, of Soledad, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 30, 2010. She was born January 7, 1924 in El Paso, Texas. Josephine was a resident and homemaker of Soledad since 1964 and a former resident of Lompoc. She was a member of Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church where she was very active for many years. She loved gardening and had a passion for crocheting, baking, and spending time with her family. Josephine had a beautiful singing voice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Sausedo. Josephine is survived by her five children; Rose Mary Flores of Lompoc, Joe Gonzales of Lompoc, Christina (Marty) McClendon of Hawaii, Rachel (Randy) Lent of Soledad, and Gregory (Delilah) Sausedo of Salinas; and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901. Vigil will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church, 235 Main St., Soledad, CA 93960. Funeral Mass will take place Monday, November 8, 2010 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Soledad District Cemetery, 1711 Metz Rd., Soledad, CA 93960. Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Chapel Online condolences: www.struveandlaporte.com
Hattori, Josie Marian September 7, 1988 - November 4, 2002 Dear Josie,never forgotten,always in our hearts, missing you every minute of every day. Until we meet again Love always,Mom,Dad, Pancho and Fabi
JUDY "PETERS" BISHOP APR 21, 1916 - OCT 30, 2010 She was born in Patterson, CA on April 21, 1916. She had three children, Norm Peters, Leroy Peters and Judy Terry; and seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Our mom was a home maker. She loved to cook and she made the best sweet bread. Mom was still cooking Christmas dinner at eighty-nine years old. She was always crocheting booties and beanies for all of us to enjoy. But I would have to say what she enjoyed the most was bingo. Mom would play her cards, and still tell us all the numbers we had missed. We went on many trips to Reno, and mom could stay up longer than the rest of us, and on the way home would be looking at her watch to see if she could be back in time for bingo. Mom loved to work in the garden, she had such beautiful flowers. Thank you mom for teaching us how to enjoy the beauty of the garden . There will be no service as requested by our mom. Please send donations to Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.
CHUTUK, Judy Lee Born in Glendale, California on December 12, 1938. Widowed of Richard Chutuk, beloved mother to eight children, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Rosary at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Catholic Mass at St. Anthony's Croation Church, 712 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.
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.
On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
Kate Horan April 17th, 1964 - Oct. 29th, 2010 Kate Horan of San Francisco has left this world. Kate was a loving daughter of William and Sharon Horan, of San Diego. She was a granddaughter to Dorothy and Joe Kerrigan and Cecilia and John Horan all of Chicago, IL. She has left behind her sisters Beth and Eileen and brother Bill, sister Kelly, nephews, Shane and Liam and niece Jessie. In addition, step-mother Patricia Horan and step-grandparents, Jim and Jody Kerr. Born in Chicago, IL, raised in Del Mar, CA and found her home in San Francisco. Kate has lived in San Francisco since 1992. Kate was a highly successful, respected entrepreneur, writer, designer, photographer, philanthropist, fashionista and devoted friend. Kate's true passion was her sharing her knowledge from everything on how to make a meal to where to shop in Italy. She was a philanthropist for many organizations in the world. Locally, Little Sisters of the Poor, Make a Wish, A Miner Miracle. She founded her own business, Sorelle Bionde (blonde sisters- Italian) to create another outlet to share her passion for fashion and Italy. She was compassionate, graceful, courageous, adventurous, intelligent , sensitive, determined, and beautiful. She will be greatly missed by many. For information to celebrate her life and services please go to: www.katehoran.com
KATHERINE COUNTS WEBB Passed away on October 27, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Matt Webb and the devoted mother of Emily and James. Katy was born on February 14, 1959 in Denver, Colorado to parents Ruth and Tom Counts. She attended Stanford University where she met Matt; she graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor\'s Degree in Economics. Following graduation Katy moved to Southern California, pursued a career in accounting, and was employed by Hunter Engineering for many years. She and Matt were married in 1985. Katy was an active member of the Riverside community. She held leadership positions with the Riverside County Philharmonic, National Charity League, Junior League, and California Riverside Ballet. She was elected to the Riverside County Republican Central Committee in 1988, and was a devoted supporter of the Riverside Poly High School Mock Trial team. Katy leaves many dear family members: her husband Matt, daughter Emily and son James. She is also survived by her brothers, Tom Counts of Oakland, California and Chuck Counts of Littleton, Colorado, as well as many nieces and nephews. A great lover of books, Katy read voraciously and annually attended the Literary Women Long Beach Festival of Authors. In the words of her favorite line from the Odyssey, Katy has joined "the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn.." A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, November 5, 2010 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4495 Magnolia Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the . Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221
Gamble, Kendra March 3, 1946 - October 26, 2010 Kendra Gamble passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. She is survived by her two children, Hathaway Gamble Pouge and John Gamble Pouge.
KENNETH BYRON GUY JAN 29, 1950 - OCT 28, 2010 Kenneth Byron Guy, 60, entered into rest on Thursday, October 28, 2010 inModesto. Services for Ken are under the direction of P.L. Fry& Son Funeral Home, 209 North Union Rd. Manteca. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2nd from 1pm to 5p.m. Services will be Wednesday, November 3rd at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6060 Northland Ave., Manteca at 11:00 a.m.. Final resting place will be Ripon Cemetery. An on-line guest book is available for your condolences to Ken family at:www.plfryandson.com obituaries. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made toUCSF Foundation (Liver Transplant) Box 45339, San Francisco, CA. 94143-0339.
Passed away peacefully into his next life on October, 24, 2010, after another hard-fought battle with returning cancer at the age of 64. His family and friends will always remember the strength and determination that he displayed during this fight. He previously had conquered throat cancer more than 20 years ago. He faced this last battle with the same lifetime courage he especially demonstrated during the, . A decorated disabled veteran, he had a life-long empathy for all of our country's heroic servicemen in every war, both past and present. In the Army, he rose to the rank of Specialist 4 in Vietnam, and was assigned to the 1st squad, 1st platoon A Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division. Ken was a recipient of the, , Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Advanced Infantry Training Ribbon. In life, Ken was an avid sportsman, whose love of sports and the outdoors was passed to his children and grandchildren. Ken loved hunting, fishing, baseball, football, basketball, softball as well as other sports. He coached his children's sports teams in Little League and Babe Ruth baseball and supported them in all of their endeavors. In addition, Ken enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his beloved grandchildren. He also treasured playing on the same softball team with his son. A lifetime Californian, Ken retired from his career as a grocery clerk with the President's Service Excellence Award. He provided 35 years of outstanding service and earlier in his professional career he also earned his Associate Arts degree. Ken was preceded to the after-life by his mother June, stepmother Gen and most recently his father Bob, a decorated, veteran of the Marine Corps. His memory will live on in the hearts of his remaining family and friends, including his loving son Matt; his beloved daughter Rachel and son-in-law Todd, and his adored grandchildren Tristan and Hannah. He is also survived by his brother Don and sister-in-law Suzi; his aunts Ruby and Ruth, as well as numerous family members and friends, including Marilyn, his former spouse. There will be no services at his request. Anyone who desires may make a donation in Ken's name to Disabled American Veterans. Surely he would smile that beautiful smile and his family thanks you for your thoughts. Please remember to treasure every day. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
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Kevin J F Walsh, Resident of Los Altos Hills, Aug. 24, 1942-Oct. 23, 2010, Passed away at home with his loved ones. He is survived by his wife Maureen sons David and Paul daughter-in-law Nicole and his sister Yasmin., Rosary at Spangler Mortuary Los Altos Nov. 3 at 4-8pm Mass at St Nicholas Church Nov. 4 at 10am., In lieu of flowers please make donations to
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Maurice W. Krumrey, 89 OCEANSIDE/ CARLSBAD -- Master Sgt. Maurice William Krumrey, USMC, (Ret.), husband, father, and devoted Lutheran, passed away on October 26, .....
Kwee Young Hwang, 91, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 23, at A Grace Nursing Home in San Jose, Calif., He was born in Korea on April 14, 1919., A viewing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 180 Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville. A Mass of Resurrection will follow on Friday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church in Oakland, Calif. Burial will be held at Davis Cemetery in Davis, Calif., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
DUDEK, LENNY JR. June 26, 1973 to October 25, 2010 Cherished brother of Ingrid, and adoring son of Leonard and Mary. Lenny touched the lives of everyone around him with his kindness, humor, and sensitive spirit. He will be missed and will remain in our hearts always. Memorial Service will be held on December 5, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Michigan Memorial in Flat Rock, MI.
SIMPSON, LILIAN S. Nov. 10, 1950 to Oct. 25, 2010 Lilian Serrano Simpson (nee Santos) was born in Olongapo City, Phillipines to Mercedes Serrano and Eleuterio Santos. She was the youngest of nine, and loved fishing every Saturday. She became a talented seamstress, sewing until her strength gave out. She also loved gardening, sharing produce with all of her neighbors. On October 25, she ended her seven year-long struggle with colon cancer. She leaves behind a husband, Peter; children, Rosie, Lorraine, Dorothy, and Peter; and grandchildren, Kathryn and Alexandra. She is dearly loved and missed. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 2, at Church of Christ in National City.
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Larry Lone Brashear, Jr. October 1, 1955 - October 25, 2010 Shasta Lake City - Larry Brashear, Jr. born in Scotia, CA and died in Lancaster, CA at his sister and brother in laws home, enjoying the rodeos and ranch life, and race car he built. Survivors include parents Larry Sr. and Joyce, sister Jeanette (Johnny Lee) Zamrzla, brother Tom Brashear, daughters, Shelly, Karina, Belinda and twin sons Andrew and Nathan, deceased sister Sharon Williams plus a very large family of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncle, aunts and a new grandson, many friends that he loved very much. Car racing was one of his favorite enjoyments along with mechanics, building and rebuilding. A memorial service will be Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 11 a.m. at McDonalds Chapel 1275 Continental St., Redding, followed by a burial service at the Cottonwood Cemetery. Celebration of his life at a restaurant in Redding. Contact family for information. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
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April 24, 1927 - October 31, 2010 Born in Susanville, CA to Sam & Liz Laurella, she died at home of cancer at the age of 83. Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, Nick Nicastro, her son and his wife, Rick & Sandi Nicastro, daughter, Cyndi and her husband Tony Jayne and granddaughters Elizabeth Lystrup and Marisa Jayne. Laura was a retired bookkeeper and stay at home mom. She was active in the local community as a volunteer at Fremont Hospital and also belonged to Amichi Italiano. A member of Plumas Lake Golf Club for 36 years, she enjoyed golfing with all her lady friends. There will be a Celebration of Laura's Life held on Sat. 11/6 from 11am - 6pm at 1481 Peach Tree Ln. Yuba City. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the or Sutter North Hospice at 400 Plumas Blvd., Suite #115, Yuba City, CA 95991. Send Condolences to
Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse.
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Leona O'Connell, 80, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 28 in Vacaville. She was born on Jan. 9, 1930, in Jamestown, N.D., A Catholic prayer service with Father Michael McFadden officiating will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccune chapel.com.
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Leta Frances Hobbs Donkle January 13, 1914 - October 30, 2010 Leta Donkle passed away peacefully on October 30, 2010 in her home in Long Beach, CA, at the age of 96. She was predeceased by her husband, Royce Donkle, her brother, Dwight Hobbs and two of her sisters, Verna Henley and Janice Ross. Leta is survived by her sister, Bernice Bolling of Midwest City, OK, sister, Lauree Gill of Del City, OK, sister-in-law, Bessie Hobbs of San Marcos, TX; as well as 14 nieces and nephews; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Leta was born in Drew County, Arkansas, and grew up in Florence and Monticello, AR. She graduated from Monticello High and then attended Arkansas A&M for three years before going to work for Monticello Truck Lines and then Kimble and Gordon Motor Freight Lines in 1938. In 1941, she and a friend moved to California where Leta went to work for Railway Express. In 1943, she became a chemist for the Shell Oil Co. There she met Royce Donkle, and they were married on February 29, 1948. Leta and Royce lived in Long Beach for the rest of their lives, except for a couple of years in Houston, Texas, still working for Shell. Later Leta left Shell and went to work for Wood-Callahan Oil Co., first as a secretary but later as an accountant and administrative assistant to Mr. Wood. She continued in that position until her retirement. Leta was a charter member of the Long Beach chapter of Desk and Derrick, an organization dedicated to the promotion of the education and professional development of individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy and allied industries. She held several offices in that organization through the years. For many years she wrote a column for the chapter newsletter. Leta was a great lady, and will be greatly missed by family and her many friends. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m. at California Heights United Methodist Church in Long Beach. Burial will be in Monticello, Arkansas. In lieu flowers, the family requests donations to the Salvation Army or the
Lillie Miller, a long time resident of Kings County, was born in Sledge, Miss., on Aug. 24, 1925. She died Oct. 24, 2010 in Hanford while a resident of Kings Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 85, a former resident of Home Garden, and a member of the Lemoore Seventh-Day Adventist Church., She died at peace with many members of her extended family gathered around her bed., Mrs. Miller is survived in this area by six of her 13 children including sons Jimmy D. Bridgman of Hanford, and Verlie S. Bridgman of Fresno, and daughters, E. Charlene Apodaca of Visalia, Linda F. Marvin of Lemoore, Lula Mae Zachau of Santa Cruz, and Deborah A. Parten of Wasco., She is also survived by sons, James and David Crawford, and Allan Scott, all of Arkansas, and Danny R. Totten of Oklahoma, and daughter, Tammy K. Totten, of Oregon. Children preceding Mrs. Miller in death were Doris Jean Holder and Dennis Linn Carr., Also surviving are sisters Lentha Mae Cline and Christine Lehnherr, both of Oregon., Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren., A service will be held in the Lemoore Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1035 E. Hanford-Armona Road, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the church. The reception, sponsored by the women of the church, will follow. A graveside service is planned at the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona., Pallbearers are Mrs. Miller's grandsons, Jeremy Bridgman, William Hooper, Adam Parten, Gene Parten, Joe Parten, and David Record.
Lois E. Woolsey, 73, of Redding died Friday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
Lonnetta Joyce Kisselman Resident of Sunnyvale On October 26th, Lonnetta Kisselman passed away peacefully in her home in Sunnyvale. Born to Bill and Esther Kisselman of Windsor, Co., she is survived by her brother Ken, also of Windsor. Netta graduated from Colorado State College in 1968 with a BS in Elementary Education. She accepted a teaching position at Lomita Park Elementary School in Millbrae, Ca. that same year. During her 38 year career, Netta was recognized and respected as a distinguished Mentor Teacher by her peers, administrators and the families of children with whom she worked. Netta retired in 2007 and continued to volunteer at Lomita Park, teaching art and music. Netta will be remembered as a dear sister, loving "auntie" and generous friend. We will miss her quick wit, "crafty" gifts, dry sense of humor, passion for politics, faithfulness as a Bronco fan, and love of beautiful cars, art, music and games. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 1pm at the First Congregational Church of San Jose located at Hamilton and Leigh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lonnetta Kisselman Art and Music Fund make checks payable to Lomita Park School PTA or the .
Lorene Berkshire, 88, of Ventura, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010., Lorene was born April 26, 1922, in Charleston, Ark., and had been a resident of Ventura for 73 years moving here from Arkansas. Lorene had been employed in the Human Resources Department at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Base for 16 years, training employees in secretarial and clerical skills. She retired in September 1983., In addition to working outside the home, Lorene was always a devoted homemaker, taking care of her family was her top priority. She was an expert pie maker specializing in crme pies. Lorene took pride in taking care of her yard. You could often find her sweeping, even in the Santa Ana winds. She was an avid bowler for many years., Lorene will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by her daughters, Pat Bese (Ken) and Sharon Oliver (Mike); son-in-law, Carl Slate; caregivers/grandchildren, Aaron George and Cathy Burke; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews., Lorene was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Earl Berkshire; daughter, Diana Slate; and great-grandson, Cody Doolittle. Lorene is the last surviving of seven children., Visitation will take place 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Rd., Ventura, with The Reverend Dan Hull officiating., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
LOU ELLA "LOULI" CAMPBELL RUSS 65 year resident of Riverside, has died. Louli was active in community affairs. She was past president of the Poly High School P.T.A., 60 year member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, member of the Optimist Club, Victoria Club, board member of Hospice, Community Playhouse and Women\'s Auxiliary. She died at home on October 25 after a stroke. Louli, the youngest of 3 siblings, was born February 25, 1919 to John and Charlotte Pierce of Upland, California. During the depression years the family moved often and Louli graduated in 1936 from Huntington Park High School where she was active in drama and student government. She attended Santa Ana College where she met Jack Schilling. They were married in 1938 and had one son, Stephen. During the war years she moved to Riverside and worked as a bookkeeper for the County Treasurer. In 1947, she divorced Schilling and married Dr. Robert Campbell, a successful Riverside podiatrist. She remained active in the community, was an avid bridge player, a participant in Community Theater and member of the De Anza Dance Club. In 1995, after being widowed, she appeared on the T.V. show "Love Connection" and was soon after married to Clifford Russ of Riverside. Louli was admired by friends and family for her positive, loving attitude, her joy for life, her sense of humor and her adventurous spirit. She is survived by her son, Stephen; daughter-in-law, Kathy; four grandsons, Brad (Jinie), Ryan (Ali), Corey, and KC; and two great-grandchildren, Luca and Evie. Her loving companion and caregiver for the last two years was Maria Gonzalez. Services will be held this Friday, November 5th at 11:00 am at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4495 Magnolia Blvd. in Riverside. Contributions in lieu of flowers to Riverside Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Lowell Scott McGrew 4/5/1928 - 10/28/2010 Graveside services will be held Friday, November 5th, 2:00 PM, at Grangeville Cemetery, 10428 14th Ave. Armona, CA. Donations to the, , or World Wildlife Fund, in lieu of flowers, are preferred.
Lynnea M. Brooks, 29, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. died October 22, 2010 in Los Angeles due to complications from Cystic Fibrosis. Lynnea was born March 5, 1981 to Charlotte Brooks and Mark Maloney in Palm Springs, Calif. Lynnea attended St. Theresa School and Palm Springs High School. She was in the RN program at Golden West College until it became too much for her health. Lynnea is survived by her mother, Charlotte and step-father, Carl Tiedeman of Rancho Mirage; uncle, Sean (Suzie) Brooks of Spokane, Wash.; uncle, Dennis (Susie) Brooks of Pelham, Ala.; and cousin, Marisa (Brian) Erickson of Spokane. She was preceded in death by her father, Mark Maloney. Lynnea's last selfless act was to donate her body to the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where she was the youngest donor. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her but we should take comfort in the fact that she's at peace now and we have an angel watching over us. A Celebration of Life will be held October 30, 2010 at O'Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF.org) or your charity of choice.
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REDONDO, MARTHA I San Diego 5/10/1930 - 10/23/2010 View Wed. 11/3/10 4-8 Greenwood Service Thurs. 11/4/10 10:00 Our Lady of Angels, Bonita Greenwood 619-264-3131
April 12, 1927 - October 28, 2010 Mary D. Del Rosario passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2010, with her loving family by her side. Mary was born April 12, 1927 in Lilton, CA to Leoncio and Francisca Hipolito. Mary was a long time resident and business owner in Atwater. She operated The Magic Comb, beauty shop for over 30 years. Even after her retirement, she went to the Merced Senior Citizens group to do the ladies hair styling. Mary was a member of the Winton VFW and enjoyed going to Bingo whenever she could. She was a very talented lady who could sing, sew and was well known for her great cooking and baking. Mary was preceded in death by her first husband Trongkilino Dacuyan and her second husband Francisco Del Rosario. She was also preceded by her son Edward J. Dacuyan and her siblings Caroline Bucol, Benjamin Hipilito and Susano Hipilito. Mary is survived by her children Shirley DuPont and Trongkilino Dacuyan, Jr. "JR" both of Atwater and Annette Del Rosario of Wisconsin. She also leaves her siblings Frank Hipilito, Jack Hipilito, Gabina Hipilito, Genevieve Labuga, Frances Hipilito, Virginia Ryan and Judy Ojeto. Mrs. Del Rosario leaves to cherish her memory 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a Rosary at 9:30am on Wednesday November 3, 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Atwater. Funeral mass will begin immediately after the Rosary at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Winton District Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.
MONTY, Dorothy "Starr" 59, of Bakersfield, died on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, after a brief illness. "Starr" was born on March 9, 1951, in Santa Barbara, to Adeline and Michael Rocha--the oldest of nine children. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard, to whom she was married for 45 years. "Starr" was a gifted artist who enjoyed hobbies such as painting, quilting, ceramics and jewelry. She had a passion for gardening and roses were her favorite.
Maria Cruz Ruiz 1925 - 2010 Our Mother, Grandmother, Godmother and Aunt Cruz passed peacefully from this life with her family at her side on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at the age of 85. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, on May 3, 1925, to Maria Mendez and Pedro Gomez, Maria was raised by her Aunt Belen and Thomas Rodriguez, along with her sisters, Peggy Caballero, Mary Hughes, Mary Lucero, Helen Lomas; and brother, Joe Montez. Maria was very close with her brother and sisters, creating strong family ties. Maria was devoted to her family. She married the love of her life, Natividad L. Ruiz, in 1942, prior to him leaving to WWII. Together they raised seven wonderful children. Maria retired from Mike Yurosek and Sons in 1995, where she was employed for 20+ years as a production supervisor and, finally, as an administrative assistant. She volunteered over the past 15 years for various organizations, including MAOF, Clinica Sierra Vista, and most recently with the Head Start Foster Grandparent Program as a teacher's assistant. She was a role model with a strong work ethic with high expectations. She had the ability to share her knowledge and build strong bonds with those she worked with. She was an ambitious individual, always pushing herself. With pomp and circumstance, she obtained her high school diploma in 1983 to show her family you can do anything you set your mind to. Maria was loved dearly by her children and grandchildren. She was endeared by a number of nieces, nephews, and a large extended family she felt blessed to be a part of. Maria was always willing to host family gatherings that created warm memories we will always cherish. Maria leaves behind her daughters, Frances and husband, Isadore Suarez, Lorraine Ruiz, and Lydia Klein; her sons, Nate Jr. and wife Dolores Ruiz, Pete and wife Gloria Ruiz, Robert and wife Lupe Ruiz, and Edward and wife Natalie Ruiz; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Natividad L. Ruiz, in 1974 and her daughter, Sally Ann Ruiz, in 1952. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. A Mass to celebrate the life of Maria Cruz Ruiz will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 900 "H" Street. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
Maricela (Mari) Padilla was called to the Lord on Oct. 27, 2010., She was born to Roberto Padilla and Carmen Magallon on July 8, 1980 in Oxnard. Mari's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her outgoing personality, beautiful smile, and infectious laughter brought so much joy to her family and friends., Mari was a 1998 graduate of Hueneme High School. Mari was employed by Von's where she was a clerk/cashier. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and always had a great time wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her., Mari is survived by her parents, Robert Padilla, stepmother, Imelda Padilla, and mother, Carmen Magallon; brother, Robert Padilla; niece, Alixx Padilla; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends., Visitation is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C St., Oxnard. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at St. Anthony's Church, Oxnard, with burial to follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.caminodelsolfuneralhome.com Camino del Sol Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C St., Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.
Marie Delma Cortez Resident of San Jose Born August 14, 1956, age 54, entered into eternal life on October 30, 2010. Proceeded in death by her son, Joseph Lyn Smith. She is survived by her adoring son's, Larry Rios, and Eric Valtierra. Beloved parents, Alonzo & Dora Cortez. Loving brothers & sisters, Israel Cortez, Elim Cortez, Belinda Camarena & Nancy Ceja. Marie was an honorable care giver for 8 years. With a big smile and unconditional love Marie always thought of everyone else first. Her courage and gentleness will never be forgotten. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 at the Chapel of Flowers, 900 South 2nd St. San Jose, CA. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at the above location at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Mission City Memorial Park, Santa Clara. Our sincerest gratitude to Bellmont Villages for their love and support.
A woman who is strong-willed, loving, gregarious, graciously hearted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was taken into GOD'S KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. GOD called upon her from this Earth to release her body from suffering; to continue her spirited soul of living free of pain and to keep her soul reigning in the HEAVENS above on Oct. 22, 2010. On this very morning GOD spoke in which the SUN came out to shine., Marie was a joy-filled and outspoken woman who always stood tall with wisdom and strength to all that knew her. She brought thunders of laughter with her charismatic personality and her love of life. Marie experienced many difficult trials and tribulations through her life, but always remained full of wit at the age of 87 even until her last days on Earth with family and friends., Marie blessed us with her presence on May 27, 1923 in Boone, Colo., and then became a native Californian in 1947. Her courageousness, successful determination in life and strength of mind will not be lost; however, it will be bestowed upon her daughter, Connie and husband Larry; maternal grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Albert, Erica, Erik, Kailey, Gwynoveir, Dimitri, Olivia and Andrei. Her love and devotion has touched her other three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren by Connie's second marriage. Love is unbiased, forgiving and unconditional that Marie has tattooed our hearts with; in which, we will always remember our mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend forever more., Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the historic Chapel of the Islands at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, also in the Chapel of the Islands. Interment will follow in the park., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, 805-482-1959. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com.
Marilou Ranch Globus died peacefully Monday evening, surrounded by family, in the home of her eldest daughter, Carolynn Ranch, and son-in-law, Vic Jenkins., Marilou was born and raised in Seattle. She attended the University of Washington, where she was swept off her feet by returning G.I. Robert "Bob" Ranch. They married in 1948, and had the first of six children in 1949., The family moved to California as Bob began his teaching career, eventually settling in Sonoma County. Through the 1970s, the couple were the proprietors of Fiori's Restaurant in Occidental, where Marilou followed her maternal urge to embrace a large group of young Bohemians who would become lifelong friends., After Bob's death in 1989, Marilou began to indulge her passion to travel. She met Dr. Alfred Globus on a fateful Alaskan cruise. They married, delighting in one another's company, and traveled the world together until Alfred's death in 2008., Mom made the world a better place with her graceful embrace of each new decade, her bright humor, and her deviled eggs. She leaves behind an extraordinarily grateful family, including children, Carolynn Ranch, Cheryl Sikich, Barbara Heffel, Diana Ranch, Joel Ranch and David Ranch; sons-in-law, Vic Jenkins, Jack Sikich and John Heffel; grandchildren, Jesse Heffel, Jared and Rachel Puthuff, Leia Heffel, Lisa Goldberg and Ilana Brongiel; and great-grandchildren, Colton Heffel, Lilly Bertlin and Hannah Brongiel. She is predeceased by her grandson, Sam Heffel., The family is respecting Marilou's wish that a funeral not be held and asks that any remembrances be sent in her name to Yolo Hospice, Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
Marilyn Stark 65, of Olivehurst, CA passed away October 30, 2010. Services are pending with Holycross Memorial Services.
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Nov. 25, 1927 - Oct. 30, 2010, Marjorie passed away after a long illness in Thousand Oaks surrounded by her family. She was born in Renville, Minn., to Martin and Lena Molenaar. She met and later married Lance Crawford in 1948. They had two sons. In 1959, they moved to Los Angeles where she worked for an ObGyn. Marge delighted in the many babies delivered. Her kind and caring presence will be dearly missed., She is survived by her sons, Scott (Linda) of Thousand Oaks, and Terry of Granada Hills; grandsons, Michael and Brian. She is also survived by her sister, Lois Weeldryer, and brothers, Don Molenaar (Sue), and Ken Molenaar (Judy), of Minneapolis., A private service will be held at Fort Snelling, Minn.
Marjorie Mae (Mattson) Bristol Marge was born March 17, 1927 in Muskegon, Mich. Her grandpa owned the Fowler Brothers Circus with a menagerie of wild animals and an amusement park on West Lake, where Margie's friends could ride the merry-go-round for free with her. After high school she attended secretarial college, becoming proficient in typing and dictation., She fell in love with Clare Bristol, they married and had three children while still in Muskegon. Marge worked as a secretary, was an expert seamstress, a real estate agent and an executive assistant over the years. Marjorie and family followed the cable t.v. industry as it began to expand in many parts of the country living in South Haven, Mich., Fort Wayne, Ind., and Edmonds, Wash. They finally ended up moving to Newbury Park in 1971 and both Clare and Marge spent many years working in Santa Monica for GTE which eventually became Verizon., Marge was active in both Welcome Wagon and Newcomers. She and Clare were very gregarious and social, making very good friends wherever they lived. They played bridge avidly, enjoyed entertaining their friends, and savored their time in the California sunshine around their backyard pool. Clare and Marge spent 10 years after retirement traveling around the country in their R.V. Clare passed away in late 1998 after 49 years of marriage., Marge began to attend a local bereavement class and met Art Landry who had just lost his wife Lana. We believe that the love they found for each other helped Marge continue living these last 11 years. As her quality of life deteriorated in recent months she would often say that she had lived a good life and wasn't afraid to die. Marge chose to be at home at the end of her life surrounded by family and friends., The family would like to thank Nicole, Tamra, Mieko and Charity for providing love, help, support and encouragement for Marjorie these last seven months. We also appreciate the caregivers provided by Home Instead Senior Care, Simi Valley. Buena Vista Hospice was an invaluable resource for Marge as she wanted to be at home until the end. So many wonderful people!, Marge was preceded in death by her younger sister, Barbara Grunewald., She is survived by her older sister, Betty Austin, and younger brother, Jack Mattson, and her three children, Marc Bristol and wife Gaby, Wendy Kappen and husband Kenny, Betsy Brown and husband Mark, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., We are grateful for the love Marge showed us and the wonderful legacy she leaves this world in the family and friends that she has now left behind. We will miss her very much but are confident that we will once again see her in Heaven., There will be a celebration of Marjorie's life at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Thousand Oaks. Donations may be made to Buena Vista Hospice, www.buenavistahospicecare.com in lieu of flowers.
Martin (Marty) Serrano Jr. 1963 - 2010 Marty was born May 28, 1963 and passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2010, in Riverside, CA. Martin is preceded in death by his father, Martin Serrano Sr.; stepfather, Miguel Madrid Sr.; his sister, Gloria Medina; and brother, Tony Gonzales. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Madrid; siblings, Susan Martinez, Sylvia Spyres, Ramona Leffert; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at St. Francis Church, 900 H St., Bakersfield, CA on November 5th, at 10:00 a.m. Martin will be missed by all who loved him.
Mary Belessis Resident of Sunnyvale Born on July 4th 1925 in Stockton, California. Retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp. Sister of the late John Belessis. Daughter of the late Stella and Thomas Belessis, who operated movie theaters in Stockton and Sunnyvale. Mary was an avid gardener and leaving behind cousins in Greece. Trisagion Services be Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose. Funeral at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis Street, San Jose, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., with interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, (420 N. Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara) immediately following.
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Passed away October 25, 2010 at the age of 85 due to complications following a stroke. She was born in Colorado and had been a resident of Rolling Hills Estates since 1962. Mary Helen is survived by her loving husband, Thomas R. Rooney; her children, Susan Welsh and Janet Rooney; her son-in-law, Richard Welsh; her grandchildren, Eric, Scott, and Brent Welsh; and her brother, William Flynn. Funeral services will be posted on Mary Helen's Website:
Bigelow, Mary Lou January 2, 1938 - August 3, 2010 Mary Lou Bigelow, 72, formerly of Woodland Hills, died August 3, 2010, in Green Valley, AZ with her family beside her. A memorial mass in honor of Mary Lou will be held at St. Bernardine of Siena Church at 24410 Calvert St, Woodland Hills at 11am on Friday, Nov. 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to your charity of choice.
Mavis L. Williams, 83, of Vacaville, died on Oct. 9. Williams was born Sept. 12, 1927., A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrange-ments by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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MERRY LOUISE HARRIS JUNE 9, 1937 Merry L. Harris was born in Texas, but has lived in Modesto for the past 35 years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Services will be held, Friday, November 5th, at 10:30 a.m. at Central Baptist Church located at 727 Sutter in Modesto, CA.
Born in San Francisco, California to parents Seferino MendizÃ¡bal and Mari Lorono MendizÃ¡bal. He was the middle child of their three sons. The family moved to the Saratoga/Los Gatos area where they worked with the Jesuits at Sacred Heart Novitiate and Alma College. The Mendizabals contributed to the rich heritage of Almaden Vineyards and the deep agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. Mike was a proud graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory and attended San Jose State University. He served in the, , in Okinawa, after the, as a Chaplain's Assistant. Mike worked in the Survey Section of Santa Clara County. He was a Survey Party Chief and was an active union representative in Local 715 before retiring in 1996, after 31 years of public service. Mike was an accomplished pianist who enjoyed all the arts. He especially enjoyed working with people, good food, and good friends. Mike was a sports enthusiast who attended countless events to root his son on in football. Mike was extremely proud of his Spanish-Basque heritage and enjoyed sharing his culture and love of family with everyone. Mike will be forever loved and remembered for his good nature, great sense of humor, story-telling, generosity, patient instruction, and kindheartedness. Mike was a son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend of many. He is survived by his children, Reymond and wife Jacqueline, Oona and Louie, and Yvonne and husband Mike. Also survived by beloved mother, Mari MendizÃ¡bal; brother Bob and wife Linda; his sister-in-law Bette; and adored grandchildren, Simone and Nicholas. Also survived by nephews and nieces: Michael (Nancy), Michelle (Mark), Marisa (Hector), Matthew (Kim), Marcos, Greg (Jenny), Anisa (Karen); and great nephews and nieces: Nicole (Emo), Christopher (Claire), Jacqueline, Mari, Kira and Alexa. He will be missed by his many friends worldwide including the Santa Rosa coffee shop group and beloved Mary Biagini with her children Carlo, Michael (Andrea), Becky (Paul), and Mary's grandchildren Jessica, Meagan, Lilly, Jake, Alex and Belle. Please join our family to celebrate Mike's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Habitat for Humanity or the charity of your choice. The service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at St. Eugene Catholic Church, 2323 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA. All are invited to a reception immediately following the service.
Michael Anthony Sotelo entered Heaven's Glory Monday Oct. 25, 2010 on his 53rd birthday. He was born in Indio, Calif. to Miguel and Sally Sotelo. He is survived by his wife, Nora Palacio Sotelo, his high school sweetheart; his children, Teresa Sotelo, Virginia Moran (Robert), Michael Sotelo (Cynthia), Savino Sotelo; his grandchildren, Angelina, Robert Jr., Issac and Eileen Moran and Sienna Sotelo; his father, Miguel Sotelo; sisters, Margaret Valdez (Art), Mary Fraijo (Ray), Lori De Leon (Jose). He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine Sotelo and mother Sally Ysiano Sotelo. He was a pastor of Victory Outreach Ministries in Brawley, Calif. (1992-1997) and associate pastor of V.O. Indio (1997-present). His passion was Prayer, Evangelism and winning souls for Christ. Celebration of Life will be held at Destiny Church, 82-545 Showcase Parkway, Indio from 6pm-9pm, Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010 and Fri. 11am-1pm; graveside service immediately following. Celebration will be officiated by Sr. Pastor Sal Robledo of Victory Outreach Indio.
Millie M. Webb, 72, of Anderson died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
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LeRoy J. Moniz May 15, 1941 Oct. 26, 2010 Former resident of Union City LeRoy was born and raised in Oakland. He graduated from .....
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Jeffrey Joseph Moutinho May 15, 1971 to Oct. 27, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Jeff Moutinho, of San Leandro, entered peacefully into rest on .....
Muriel Enid Brandt, a longtime residence of Torrance, passed away peacefully in her home on September 23, 2010. Born Muriel Enid Macy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on November 3, 1918, she was the fourth of five children. During the First World War, Muriel moved to Washington D.C. where she worked for the government. In 1946 she moved to Southern California and made it her home. She worked at the Auto Club of Southern California for many years, and also worked as a registered nurse at South Bay Hospital in Redondo Beach. Muriel was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; son, Robert; and daughter, Robin. She is survived by her sister, Ellen from Minnesota; three sons, Charles from Nipomo, CA, John from Sunnyvale, CA and David from Hermosa Beach, CA; daughter, Joanna from San Jacinto, CA; as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Muriel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Those who knew and cared for Muriel are invited to attend her service on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at Douglass Mortuary (500 E. Imperial Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245), at 1:00 p.m. Please sign the guest book at
Nancy B. Hammar, 73, long time resident of Newtown, died peacefully in her home October 29th 2010, surrounded by family and friends. Born April, 1, 1937 to Louis and Marjorie Nagy in Norwalk, Nancy graduated from Norwalk High School and worked as a Dental Assistant, and later as a child caregiver. Nancy's love of children and her passion for reading lead her to provide many years of volunteer service in the Newtown School System libraries. She loved all animals and shared her life with many pets, from her childhood pet chicken, Miss Elsie, to her Siamese cats Cleo, Murphy, Suki, and Loki. Nancy is survived by her husband of 53 years Alan J. Hammar, her daughter and son in-law Dale and Michael Ventres, of Bethlehem; her son and daughter in-law John and Kristen Hammar of Newtown; and her aunt and uncle Norma and Raymond Pavlik of Florida. Memorial gifts may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810. Friends and family may call at a Memorial Gathering to be held Thursday, November 4th at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown from 5 to 8 p.m.
Nancy Ann Hutton, 73, of New Preston, died Thursday, October 28, 2010, at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Leonard A. Hutton. Mrs. Hutton was born in New Milford, daughter of the late Clarence and Shirley Katan. Besides her husband of 53 years, she is survived by a daughter, Kim Hutton; a son, Richard Hutton; two granddaughters, Katy Lynn Hutton and Christine Suzanne Hutton; and a grandson, William Bramon. Friends may call on Saturday, November 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Preston Congregation Church, 15 Church Street, New Preston CT. Contribution may be made in her memory to the , 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
NEIL HOLLANDER JUN 3, 1949 - OCT 26, 2010 Neil Hollander, 61, died unexpectedly October 26, 2010 at his home. Neil graduated from Modesto High in 1968. In his lifetime he worked as a cook, merchant marine, baker, commercial fisherman, butcher, salesman, and most notably a squab grower. He was truly a Jack-of-all-Trades. Neil enjoyed surrounding himself with people and could often be found visiting with family and friends. He was a talented conversationalist who had an incredible repertoire of jokes and one-liners, which put a smile on many faces. He will no doubt be remembered for his legendary humor. His hobbies included making sausage in the 'man cave' with the guys, and 'shootin' the breeze' on the front porch. He will be missed by so many. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Helen; daughters Christine Hollander and Erika Durrer; son-in-law Erik Durrer; nephew Steven Hollander; and niece Heidi Hollander-Matlock. He was preceded in death by parents Harry and Elizabeth 'Betty' Hollander, and brother Larry Hollander. Visitation Monday, Nov. 1st from 4-8pm. Rosary at 6:30pm, Salas Bros, 419 Scenic Dr. Modesto, CA. Services Tuesday, Nov. 2nd at 1:00pm, Salas Bros Chapel. He will be laid to rest at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. A celebration of Neil's life will follow at his home, 2132 Finney Rd., Modesto, CA.
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Claud H. Norell A long time Hayward resident passed away on 10/26/2010. He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on 7/5/1924 to Carl Henry .....
NORMA P. GRIFFIN, 92, of Lompoc, who died Saturday, October 30, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.
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Keith Frank Vozzolo No services are scheduled for Keith Frank Vozzolo, who died Oct. 31. He was 56. Mr.
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Maynard Buckland, a native of Canada and patriotic American who was known as "Uncle Sam" for his popular portrayal of our national icon, died Oct. 23 of cancer, his family said. He was 78. Canadian native Maynard Buckland became a U.S. citizen in 1963.
Odette Horsley 1923 - 2010 Odette Marcelle Horsley died the morning of October 29, 2010 in her daughter's home in Placerville, CA. Odette was born January 19, 1923, in Fresno, CA. She was the eldest daughter of Etienne (Stephen) Peter Harron and Marcelle Andree Carbonnel Harron. She had a younger sister, Yvonne Sylvaine Harron Greenleaf who was born September 18, 1924 and died May 6, 2007. Odette and her family moved to Bakersfield in 1927 where her father first worked as a delivery truck driver for Golden Crust Bakery and later owned and operated the El Tejon Service Station and Grocery Store. They lived on K Street near what is now the Garces Circle before moving to 518 Roberts Lane in Oildale, CA. Odette attended Beardsley Elementary School and graduated from Kern County Union High School in 1940. She attended Bakersfield Junior College for two years and then graduated from, in 1944 with a degree in Liberal Arts with a French major and Spanish minor degree. After college Odette returned to Bakersfield and worked for the U.S. and California State Employment Services where she met her best friend, Phyllis Ford Augustus. During this time she also met William Robert Horsley at a Catholic social youth group event. They were the second couple married in the newly built Christ the King Catholic Church in Oildale, on September 1, 1951. Bill and Odette raised five children, Claire, Lorraine, Elaine, Gail, and Stephen. While raising her children Odette worked for 18 years at the Kern County Assessors Office as an Account Clerk and Assessment of Roles Corrections Supervisor. During her retirement years, Odette, with the help of her sister, Yvonne, took care of their mother, Marcelle, who lived to be 100 years old. She leaves behind her five children, their spouses, and her grandchildren, Adrienne Daney, Marguerite Antonioli, Aaron and Emma Horsley, and her niece and three nephews and their children all of whom she loved as her own. She was an avid pet lover and donated continually to animal health organizations and to causes supported by the Catholic Church. Odette was a life-long member of the Young Ladies Institute - St. Margaret Mary's #82, a member of the Christ the King Ladies Guild, Bakersfield Community House, and Kern County Retirees Association. She will be buried at the Hillcrest Memorial Park. Call 916-416-1376 for services date and time. In lieu of flowers you can donate to the Christ the King Parish Improvement Fund, 1800 Bedford Way, Bakersfield, CA 93308, or to the Catholic St. Margaret Mary's Young Ladies Institute at 1301 New Stine #108, Bakersfield, CA 92309-3501. Doughty-Calhoun'O'Meara
Olga K. Briseno Resident of San Jose Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 28, 2010 at age 74. Born on Oct. 13, 1936 in Tucson, AZ to her late parents Mary Lou Rinaldi & John Kingman Sr. She was a bilingual teacher for Grant Elem. School in S.J. for 28 years; & a member of the CA Retired Teachers Assoc. & SJSU Alumni Assoc. She was a strong, intelligent, faithful woman & the matriarch of our family. Beloved wife of Frank Briseno, loving mother of Ronald Frausto, Lorraine Del Real, Leonard Frausto, Angela Lastra, Raymond Frausto, Geri Frausto & Christine Briseno. Dearest sister of John Kingman, Larry Kingman, the late David Rinaldi; Sylvia Hershey & Patricia Croson. Devoted grandmother of 17 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren Rosary on Wed. Nov. 3 at Oak Hill's Chapel of Roses at 7pm, 300 Curtner Ave., SJ 95125. Funeral Mass on Thurs. Nov. 4 at Most Holy Trinity at 10am, 2040 Nassau Dr., SJ 95122 with graveside to follow at Oak Hill.
On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.
Born July 3, 1949 to Richard and Helen Bowers. Died October 29, 2010. Survived by parents Richard (Suzy) and Helen; brother, Alan, sisters Eleanor, Lynn; nieces and nephews. Memorial is on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1550 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa. Please make a donation to United Cerebral Palsy. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730
Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Paskel (Pat) Holt passes away in Yuba City on October 24, 2010 after a lengthy battle with bladder cancer., He was born October 23, 1930, in Oklahoma to William and Bonnie Holt. In the middle of the depression, the Holt family moved to the Central Valley of California. After graduating from high school, Pat joined the United States Air force and served from 1950-1954 during the Korean War. Pat was trained in base security at Camp Gordon, Georgia, and subsequently was sent over seas to Weathersfield Air Force Base, outside of London. He was honorably discharged from the service as a staff sergeant., Taking advantage of the GI Bill, Pat returned home to enter Fresno State College, graduating in 1958. Pat then began a lengthy career with the IBM Corporation, retiring in 1986. A longtime resident of Westlake Village, Pat enjoyed spending his free time playing tennis at the Thousand Oaks Racquet Club., Pat was preceded in death by his brothers Holton Holt and Vaughn Holt and best friend of 50 years, Robert Hawkins., He is survived by nieces Yvonne Holt , Fresno; Pamela Weise, Yuba City; Michele Shockley, Fresno; nephew Holton Holt, Fresno; sister-in-law Jean Holt (Vaughn); second family Michael and John Hawkins, Newbury Park; Eileen Hawkins and Catherine Glazer, Westlake Village., Funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov., 1, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Cemetery, Westlake Village.
Dakes, Patrick James September 1, 1948 - October 20, 2010 Passed away from natural causes. Graduated June 1966 James Monroe High. Served 4 yrs with USAF during Vietnam War. Survived by siblings; Michaele, Geoffrey and Brian Dakes. Preceded in death by parents and younger sister. No services. Remains will cremated.
Pauline P. Hawthorne Hoff July 25, 1920 - October 31, 2010 Pauline, a 21-year resident of Bakersfield, CA died peacefully on October 31, 2010. Pauline's life began in Lansing, Michigan; she was born to Herbert and Ida Hawthorne. She loved life, her family and her friends. She was a gifted piano player and singer, a talent she inherited from her father. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1936, and then attended Bob Jones College and Jackson Business University. Her career was spent as an Executive Secretary. She married Ken Britten in Lansing, Michigan on February 9, 1940 and became a mother to Bonnie Lou Britten. She later married T.J. Hoff on June 20, 1952 in Lansing, Michigan and became a mother to Mary Ann, baby William who died at birth and Pamela Sue. In 1964 she headed west with her girls and became a resident of Glendale, CA until her last move in 1989 to Bakersfield, CA. Pauline is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Britten of Los Angeles, CA, Mary and husband David Winsor of Laguna Hills, CA, Pam and husband Rick Williamson of Bakersfield, CA. She is also survived by her 3 grandchildren, Travis Winsor and wife Nikki, Heidi Jaffe and husband Sam, and Sarah Williamson; and 5 great-grandchildren, Jaclyn, Megan and Davis Winsor and Miles and Brooks Jaffe. A family memorial will be held in her honor. Many thanks to Glenwood Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility for their excellent care and to Optimal Hospice for their professionalism, wonderful compassionate care, and loving support to our mother and the family. She was blessed by many and we appreciate you.
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Candelaria Paz 02/02/1929 ~ 10/28/2010 VISTA -- Candelaria Paz passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010 in her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She .....
Passed away on October 29, 2010 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Perina was born on August 6, 1909 on the island of Vis, Dalmatia in the former Yugoslavia and was a 72 year resident of San Pedro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt and son-in-law, Paul Solnic. Perina is survived by her son, George (Esther) Vojkovich; daughter, Katie Solnic; brother, Andrew (Juliana) Karuza; sisters, Nada Milic and Marica Bradanovic; grandchildren, Paul (Doris) Solnic, Mark Vojkovich, and Michael (Tiffany) Vojkovich; great grandson, Matej Vojkovich; and numerous nieces and nephews and step grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church followed by entombment at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book at
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Phea Khean Peak, of Waterbury, husband of Siyan (Tuy) Peak, died at St. Mary Hospital in Waterbury on Saturday, October 30th. In addition to his wife he is survived by his three daughters, Houn Peak Abdulrazak, Marie and Ravie Peak; and one granddaughter. He was predeceased by his son, Rainbow Peak, and five brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street , Danbury , on Wednesday, November 3rd, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery. To light a candle of hope and remembrance please visit our website at
1964 - 2010 Philip E. Thunen passed away suddenly October 26, 2010, at the age of 46. He was born in San Francisco January 4, 1964 to Betty Frances Thunen and Philip Ross Thunen. He lived in Yuba City all of his life. Phil is survived by four daughters, Sally and Sarah Montenegro and Stacy and Susan Thunen. He also leaves behind his father, Dr. Philip Thunen; sister, Elizabeth (Liz) and brother-in-law Daniel Brewer; nephew, Taylor Brewer; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Thunen. Phil was an avid duck hunter and bass fisherman and had belonged to Gold Country Bassers Fishing Club, and E.C. Powell Fly Fishing Club. Phil attended Yuba City High School, Yuba College and the University of California at Davis, with a BS in biology. He was a devoted teacher of the life sciences at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, celebrating his 20th year of teaching there this year. He loved collecting all kinds of animal and bug species for his classroom. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Nazarene of Yuba City, 600 N. George Washington Blvd., Yuba City, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the charity of your choice. A trust fund has been established for the benefit of his children at Gold County Bank. Send Condolences at
Dear Phyllis Marie in Heaven, An angel came and called your name, And took you by the hand and said your place was ready in Heaven, far above And you had to leave behind all, though you dearly loved. I know how much you care for me and how much I care for you, and each time that I think of you I know you miss me, too. You had so much to live for; you had so much to do It seemed impossible that God was taking you. And though your life on earth is past, in Heaven it starts anew. You'll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you. And though you've walked through Heaven's gate We are not far apart. For each time that I think of you, You're right here - deep within my heart. All My Love, Cha ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MOM You can only have one Mother Patient, kind and true; No other friend in the whole world will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you To Mom you will return For all her loving kindness She asks nothing in return. As we look upon her picture Deep memories we recall Of a face so full of sunshine And a smile for one and all. Dear God, please take this message to my Mother up above. Tell her how much I miss her and give her all my love. Happy Birthday, Mom. Love Always, Rory
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Pallares, age 19. Better known as "Pumpkin" by all those that loved him, went home to be with our Lord on October 23, 2010. Ronnie was born October 28, 1990 in Pomona, CA and lived in Rancho Cucamonga all his life. "Pumpkin" graduated from Alta Loma High School in 2008 and had already enlisted into the
Ralph K. Beckley 93, passed away peacefully at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland on October 30, 2010. Born on April 29, 1917 in Grimes, he was a lifetime resident, living on the ranch where he was born with his wife Ophelia. Ralph was a farmer for the most of his life and was known for many years for the pumpkins he grew. Ralph was a, veteran serving with the 335th Infantry Regiment and fighting in Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge for which he received the, with Oak Leaf Cluster. After being discharged from the army at the end of WW II Ralph returned to the family ranch. He married Ophelia Steinert on Nov. 28, 1946 in Grimes. When he was 20 years old in 1937, Ralph helped found the Grand Island Fire Department. He continued as member of the department for many years and was honored recently for his service. Besides being involved with the fire department, Ralph also was an active member of the community, serving on various boards, including the school board. He was also a 4-H leader. Ralph is survived his wife of almost 64 years, Ophelia; Son Steve Beckley and wife Stephanie of Woodland, Daughter Kris Charter and husband Jim of Williams. Ralph is also survived by grandchildren, Sean Beckley, Stacy Beckley, Mike Charter and wife Amber, and Nick Charter and wife Allison, and great- grandson Bryce Charter. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life which is scheduled for 11 a.m, Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Grand Island Fire Department in Grimes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grand Island Fire Department, P. O. Box 160, Grimes, CA 95950. Send Condolences
RAOL PIETTE, 72, of Santa Maria, passed away October 30, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
HELD, Ray B. Age 86, born in Toronto, Canada, widow of the late Harold Held, devoted mother of Linda (Howard) Rubin and Karen (Jan Eickholt) Held. She and Harold travelled the world together and made sure that their daughters had the best educations and together, they were members of Havdalah Havurah at Temple Judea where they have belonged for over 40 years. Ray was fond of her late brother Irving Berger whom she visited regularly in Toronto. Her loving family and the "girls" with whom she played Bridge and "Mah Jongg" and went to concerts and plays together, will always have Ray in their hearts. Funeral Services, 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 3, Eternal Light Chapel, Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills. In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, 800.710.7100
Raymond L. Giles passed away on Oct. 30, 2010 in Simi Valley. He was born on Nov. 30, 1932 in McKeesport, Pa., Raymond was preceded in death by his mother and father, Agnes and George Giles; his brother, George Giles; and children, Debbie and Lance Giles., Ray is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carmella; his daughter, RaeAnne Michael; his grandchildren, Dianna Michael, Michael Beavers (Brynn Beavers), Michelle Michael; great-granddaughter, Addison Beavers; sister, Audrey DiBias (James DiBias); brother, Ronald Giles (Betty Giles); and many family members and friends., Ray served his country in the Navy. Raymond married Carmella in 1954. They lived in McKeesport, Pa., and began their family. They moved to California in 1963 and have lived in Simi Valley for the past 37 years. Ray continued to serve his community proudly as a firefighter for Station 45. He loved his family and brought kindness, joy, spirit, laughter and love to everyone that knew him. His love and spirit will be forever missed., A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Saint Rose of Lima with burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Buena Vista Hospice. The family so appreciated all the care they have given the past many months., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation, our family helping yours, 581-3800.
Raymond Eugene Stephens (Ray), Raymond Eugene Stephens (Ray) passed away Monday Oct 25, 2010 . He was a resident at the Magnolia Assisted Living Facility in Orcutt, CA. Raymond was born November 9, 1912 ; thus he was three weeks short of his 98th birthday. Raymond had lived and farmed east of Orosi, CA for over sixty years. Though he loved the area, he left about a year ago to be cared for by his adult children in the Santa Maria area and then finally became a resident at the Magnolia Facility., He is survived by his three children, Barbara Wendt, Roberta Solodkin and Rodney Stephens, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren., Services for Raymond are to be held at the Sequoia Presbyterian Church at 12883 Ave. 419, Orosi, CA at 11 AM on Friday, November 5, 2010. The internment will be at Smith Mountain Cemetery, Dinuba, CA, Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dopkins Chapel in Dinuba, CA (559-591-1919), In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the following: The , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011; Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd. #29 Los Angeles, CA 90027; Hume Ministries, Attention: Development , 5545 E. Hedges Avenue, Fresno, CA 92327
It's with much sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearly loved husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and great-grandfather, on October 19, 2010 at a Salt Lake City, Utah hospital., Ray was born on the Aliso Canyon Ranch in Santa Paula, California on June 15, 1914. His mother was Rebecca Olivas Yanez, a descendant of the Olivas Adobe, His father, Josef Yanez. Ray was raised on the Aliso Ranch along with his five brothers and six sisters. He attended Holy Cross and Ventura High School., He spent his life training and showing horses, and winning many coveted awards for PCQHA. Ray became an approved judge for all breeds, which took him across the continental United States, Hawaii and Alaska., He is survived by his wife Yvonne; son Wayne (Beth) of Ventura; son Dan (Linda) of Kansas and daughter Janette of Illinois; step daughter Vivian (Steve) of Utah; stepdaughter Jan (John) of California; step-daughter Susie (Bob) of California; many grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Ray loved his horses, his family, and many friends; no one was a stranger to him. He did not stop riding horses until he was 90 years old., We are grateful for his good life. There is a big void in our lives now, Ray will be forever missed., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity., Please join us for a memorial celebrating his life at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 8 at the Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura.
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Lucy Papalias Reller, 82, of Lodi, passed away October 17, 2010 in Lodi. She was born October 11, 1928 in Hanford. Mrs. Reller was the .....
Renata Masciovecchio, 71, a 10-year Fairfield resident, died on Friday, Oct. 22, at Kaiser Hospital in Vacaville. Born Aug. 26, 1939, in Italy., A private graveside service will be held at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, Calif. Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700, www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.,
BERLINER, Reola Dorsk Beloved wife of the Late Joe Berliner; loving mother of Lorrie (Richard) Achee, LynnZee (Steven) Winters and Patricia Berliner; cherished grandmother of Valerie (Joshua) Tanner, Troy (Alicia) Varenchik, Gregory Zelden and Jonathan Zelden; devoted great-grandmother of Kyra, Hailey and Dyan. Services (Today) Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076.
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In Loving Memory of Richard George Frieze January 11, 1950 - October 25, 2010 Richard (Rick) George Frieze of Indio, Calif., at the age of 60 years old, died on October 25, 2010 in Indio, Calif. after a year long battle with cancer. He was born on January 11, 1950 to Lewis R. Frieze and Janet L. Frieze. He married Diane Jones on June 4, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nev. Richard was in the Mortgage Banking Industry for thirty-two years with offices in Rancho Cucamonga, Newport Beach, and Palm Desert, Calif. He was currently the Vice President and Regional Branch Production Manager for American Financial Network, Inc. in Chino Hills, Calif. Richard served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 as Spec-4, serving in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971 in the 1st Infantry Division, where he received a "Purple Heart". Richard is survived by his spouse of 34 years, Diane Frieze of Indio, Calif.; daughters, Julie Mandy of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Janelle Swikert of Boise, Idaho; his son, Jason Frieze of Indianapolis, Ind.; six wonderful grandchildren; sister, Peggy Frieze of Aurora, Colo.; brothers, James Frieze of Columbus, Neb., and Jerry Frieze of Palm Desert, Calif. Rick is also survived by his son-in-laws, Kevin Mandy of Rancho Cucamonga, Rob Swikert of Boise, Idaho, and daughter-in-law, Stacy Frieze of Indianapolis, Ind. Richard loved to travel, was an avid golfer, and was a sports enthusiast of all types. Most of all he enjoyed being with his children, six grandchildren, and close family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 1, 2010 at Southwest Community Church, 77-701 Fred Waring Drive, Indian Wells, CA. Rose Mortuary of Palm Desert, Calif. is in charge of the funeral arrangements. The family suggests that donations be made to Southwest Community Church or Donor's Choice.
Nov. 2, 1936 -, Oct. 27, 2010, Richard was a truly loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend ... because he loved., He was born in Grangeville, California to Otto and Johanna (Heuseveldt) Groeneveld. Richard was a mechanic and a farmer., He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Albertha Mae (Koopman); his children and grandchildren, Ronald Eugene Groeneveld and wife, Diane and children, Shelby and Owen; Colleen June (Groeneveld) Carlson and husband, Eric and son, Evan; Michael Shannon Groeneveld and wife, Delci and children, Savannah and Michael; Rose Daleen (Groeneveld) Guitierrez and husband, Lupe and children, Ashlee and Damen; his sisters, Wilma Gunnick and Betty Osterhoff., He was saved by God's grace because he believed., Visitation will be from 10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford. Graveside Services will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29 at the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona.
Richard Marin, age 55 of Armona, California entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 surrounded by his loving family., Richard was born in Corcoran, California on May 11, 1955 to James and Ramona Marin. He attended elementary school in Corcoran and attended Hanford High School and Lemoore High School and graduated from Hanford Adult School. Richard married Debra Louella Miller in Armona, on May 21, 1976. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God of Laton. Richard enjoyed woodworking and made birdhouses for the entire family. He also enjoyed gardening, mechanic work, putting models together, BBQ's, camping, road trips, especially going to the coast. He taught his sons to fish, even though he didn't really enjoy it himself. Richard had a great sense of humor and you often wondered by the look on his face what he was going to do next. He was a big hearted man, giving to those in need and never held a grudge. Richard will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew and loved him., Richard was preceded in death by his mom and stepdad, Ramona and Simon; brother-in-law, David (Dickie) Miller; father-in-law, Boyd Miller; nephew, Chris Maldonado; father and stepmother, James and Helen and two grandsons, Chace and Justin., Richard is survived by his loving wife, Debra of Armona; mother-in-law, Wanda Miller of Armona; children, Katherin Hull and husband, Robert of Escondido, CA, Tim Hernandez and wife, Nina of Hanford, John Hernandez and wife, Barbara of Modesto, CA, Toni Marin of Armona and Matthew Miller and Tonya of Armona; sisters, Pat Brieno and husband, Joseph of Hanford and Christy and husband, Vince of Hanford; sisters-n-law, JoAnne Mitchell of Hanford, Jackie Combs and husband, Ronnie of Hanford and Shelly Estrada and husband, Thomas of Armona; brother-in-law, Bobby Miller and wife, Sandy of Armona; grandchildren, Alicia, Tim (Jr.), Emmalee, Jacob, Michael, Lindsey, Kaitlyn, Cameron, Olivia and Isabella; great granddaughter, Madison; godson, Phillip Alcoser; nieces and nephews, Tommie, Stacey, Jodi, Crystal, Justin, Adam, Ronnie (Jr.), Jeffery, Thomas, (Jr.), Valerie, Celine, Alfred ( Jr.), Paul, Joseph (Jr.) and Marlinda and numerous extended family and friends., Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Laton Pentescostal Church of God, 6066 E. Riverdale Avenue in Laton, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230.
RICHARD W. PACHECO NOV 9, 1934 - OCT 30, 2010 Richard, 75, died October 30, 2010 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. He graduated from Gustine High School in 1952. After high school, Richard enlisted in the US Army, where he spent a term in Germany as a Communications Operator. Richard was also past president of the Newman F.D.E.S. Corporation. In his lifetime, Richard did many things to provide for his family. He worked for the East West Dairymen's Cooperative Association and was a member of Teamsters organization for 38 years. Richard drove a milk truck for Myenberg Goat Milk Process-ing, worked in the almond industry for Stuart and Jasper, the walnut industry for William Treshler (son-in-law) and the Jiffy Food Store in Newman, finally ending his working career with Nestle USA. In retirement, Richard became and avid antique collector and yard saler with his friend of many years and fellow collector, Jim Mello. Richard is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Pacheco of Newman, children Kim Berry (husband Tom) of Modesto,Trudie Treshler (husband William) of Gustine and his son, Rick Pacheco (wife Karen) of Newman. 3 grandchildren; Chelsey Juarez, Christian Pacheco and Ross Pacheco. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 3rd at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Newman. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, November 4th at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. Remembrances may be made to: , 1604 Ford Avenue, Ste 8, Modesto, CA 95350. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Newman.
Rita M. (Cottrell) Staib of Bethel, died, Sunday, October 31, 2010 at The Kent Health Center, Kent, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the widow of Lawrence Staib, her longtime high school sweetheart of 59 years. Mrs. Staib was born September 17, 1924 in Danbury, sole daughter of William and Cathleen (Rafferty) Cottrell. She moved to Bethel with her parents in her junior year of high school, and had been a resident ever since. She graduated from Bethel High School and shortly thereafter, on December 27, 1944 married her one true love Larry, during a temporary military leave from the Air Force. During the war time she was employed at the Capitol Machine Company in Danbury as a machine operator and then later worked at the Bethel Union Trust Bank, bur her main focus in life was to be an adoring wife and loving mother to her two girls and then later on as grandmother and great grandmother. I being the surviving daughter, and speaking on behalf of my late sister, Anita, who predeceased us, I can truly say she excelled at this and she will be sorely missed. Mom will also be remembered as being an avid Elvis Presley fan, and those who knew my mom and dad would share in their fun trips and experiences. In addition to her husband, Rita was, as mentioned, predeceased by her daughter, Anita Crain Staib and also her son in-law, John Crain, Sr. She is survived by her one remaining daughter: Cathleen Staib Pereira and her husband Alberto; her grandchildren: Victor, Christina, Billy, Theresa and Jack; her great grandchildren: Nina, Alfredo, Leighann and Patrick, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. Contributions in her memory may be made to the, to help find a cure for this terrible disease. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, Bethel Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bethel. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Bethel Funeral Home. Information and online condolences can be found at
Longtime Hanford resident, Robert Bravo, 87, passed away October 27, 2010. He was born in Lemoore, California on July 10, 1923., Robert was the water manager for Salyer Land Company in Corcoran for 30 years. After retiring he continued to stay busy with his own business., Robert was a people person. He had a great sense of humor, and no matter where he went, he always made a friend., Robert is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ramona Bravo; their three children, two daughters, Alice and husband, Gilbert Bettencourt of Exeter and Linda and husband, Dan Thompson of Hanford; one son, Anthony Bravo and wife, Karen of Tulare; grandchildren, Becky Tamayo, Randy and Craig Spoelstra, Sara Palmer, Shannon Bravo and Rolland Bettencourt; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren., Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery in Hanford, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.
1956-2010 Robert Jeffrey Golenor, 54, died of natural causes on October 19, 2010 at his home in Shingletown, CA. He was born on July 19, 1956, in Stockton, CA. He is survived by his parents, Joe and Claudette, his younger brothers, John and Jack, his sons, Jason and Jake, and his granddaughter, Hannah. In 1979, Jeff married Merri Lynn Vance and began a family. He endearingly nicknamed his sons, "Buddy Boy" and "Kiddo". Jeff farmed with his family in Shingletown on their 5 acre lot called Coyote J Farms. He sold their produce to the community at five different Farmer's Markets as well as many different grocery stores and restaurants in the area. He had a green thumb. Jeff was an exceptional athlete in many sports. He attended Parsons where he still holds the 7th grade 100 yard dash record . He attended Enterprise High School where he ran track, played baseball and football. He went on to attend Shasta College where he excelled in baseball, having one of the highest Batting Averages of .360 with 18 Runs Batted In. He went on to attend Chico State University. He coached his sons' junior high school basketball teams and was a dedicated San Francisco 49er and Giants fan. As a young man, Jeff spent time in French Gulch where he hunted deer and fished. In French Gulch, he also enjoyed hiking and swimming. In his later years, he enjoyed collecting records and spending time with his family. He started an online business with his music collection called 3 Arrow Records. He loved to entertain friends and family and was a master of the barbeque. He enjoyed studying History and would often tell stories of the events that helped shape the world. It was not uncommon for his son's friends to come over just to talk to "Coach". Jeff could make anyone smile with his unique sense of humor. He had a big heart and would give strangers the shirt off his back without asking anything in return. Jeff was an important person in the Golenor family. He was loved unconditionally by everyone and will be greatly missed. A celebration of Jeff's life will held at Lulu's Restaurant in Redding, CA in the banquette room at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th.
Robert (Bob) M. Scott, 86, passed away October 16, 2010 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. due to natural causes. He was born October 25, 1923 in Juneau, Alaska to Walter P. and Ellen Scott. He was a graduate of Juneau Douglas High School and Washington State University. In August of 1950, he married Evelyn Bratko and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage until Ev's death in September of 2007. Bob was a lifelong resident of Alaska and a retired New York Life Insurance agent (CLU), serving his clients for 47 years in southeast Alaska. Bob joined the
Robert (Chick) Cooper passed away surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Woodland Memorial Hospital, Woodland, Calif., He was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Savannah, Ga. Chick had an extensive military career, first joining the Savannah National Guard at age 16. His unit was activated during the Korean conflict, spending two years in the Army. He then joined the Air Force and the love of flying took him around the world many times over, accruing more than 5,500 flying hours. After serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, Chick was re-assigned to Travis AFB, where one of his proudest crew missions included flying the first two American P.O.W.s out of Vietnam to freedom., Upon retiring in Vacaville from the Air Force, the decorated war veteran worked for the California State Department of Corrections retiring in 1993. During this time he attended Solano Community College earning a degree in Telecommunications. He was an avid photographer and owned and operated Chick Cooper's Photography Studio for 10 years., He loved music (his Moody Blues), photography and traveling across the country with his beloved wife, Pat, in their motor home. His daily joy was a Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks. He was loved for his quick wit and infectious sense of humor., His family was his life whom he loved and was devoted to. He is survived by his true love and wife, Pat; his children, daughter, Cheryl and Stewart; son, Steve and Cindy; and grandchildren, Carson, Chelsea, Kohl and Claire; sister, Stephanie (Walt) Byrns of Colton, Calif.; and a brother, James (Nancy) Cooper of Erwin, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews., Chick will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends and no words can ever express their deep loss and love of this most remarkable human being., Memorial services will be held Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home and buried with full military honors at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 1565, Travis AFB, CA 94535., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
Robert Walter Larner of Dixon passed away in Vacaville on Oct. 19 after a short illness. Born May 27, 1928 to Richard Benedict and Leah Larner, who predeceased him. Bob was educated at the School of the Madeleine and Saint Mary's High School in Berkeley, and the College of Marin where he met the love of his life, his future wife, Carolyn Anselmo., Bob and Carolyn were married for 58 years and had two children, Matthew Bernard and Raymond James. Carolyn and Matthew predeceased Bob., Bob served in the United States Marine Corps. during WW II and Korea. Pabco Products in Emeryville was Bob's first employer. He also spent time working for Bay Freight Lines before he and Carolyn took over the family business, Vacaville Sanitary Service., Bob's brother Richard predeceased him, but Bob leaves his son Raymond Larner and three sisters, Leah Hawkley, Nickie Martin and Sister Barbara Larner, a sister-in-law Ruby Kay Larner, and numerous nieces and nephews., A memorial service will take place Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. 1st Street, Dixon. Burial will take place immediately following the service at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (Midway Road) in Dixon. Donation in Bob's memory may be made to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, Calif., 95616. Arrangements are under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 678-2189 www.miltoncarpenter.com.,
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Gonzalez, Rodolfo November 11, 1928 - October 26, 2010 Rudy Gonzalez, 81, passed away in Torrance, CA with his family by his side. Rudy was born in El Paso, Texas to Francisca & Alberto Gonzalez. He attended the Texas College of Mines, where he won many state & regional tennis titles. In 1952, he moved to Venice, CA and began a 40+ yr career as a Chemical Engineer with McDonnell Douglas & Northrop. Rudy was involved in the B2, Space Shuttle, and various Gov't defense programs. In addition to having patents in his name, The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering awarded him the prestigious title of Fellow in 1993. Throughout his life, Rudy loved spending time playing tennis and golf, traveling the world, and being with family. Rudy was a proud 38 year resident of Palos Verdes Estates and a longtime member of the PV Golf Club and the PV Tennis Club. Rudy is survived by his wife, Virginia (Gigi), with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. He also leaves behind his 3 children and their spouses, and 6 grandchildren whom he spoiled and adored. His family: Karla, Pat, Alex & Lindsey Kehres; Anita, Joe, Daniel, & Katie Lewis; Bruce, Jennifer, Christopher, & Emily Gonzalez. A rosary will be held on Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3 pm at Green Hills Cemetery with a viewing until 7 pm (27501 S. Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes). Funeral Services will be held at 10 am (with a viewing from 9 am) on Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church (26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates). Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Rudy cherished his friends and family dearly, and will be greatly missed by all.
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RONALD LEGAULT, 74 of Arroyo Grande, passed away Saturday, October 30th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, Ca
Rose Ferrari Demostene Benson passed away peacefully at her home in Healdsburg on Oct. 25, 2010. At the age of 98, Rose was a lifelong resident of Healdsburg and a pioneer in Sonoma County's wine industry and Healdsburg's volunteer community. She is preceded in death by her parents, Abele and Mansuetta Ferrari, and her husbands, Nils Benson and Leo Demostene. Survived by children: David (Donna) Demostene, Edward Demostene, Peachie (Norman) Dunlavy and Cindy (Greg) Martin; grandchildren Leisa Demostene, Kara Demostene, Jennifer (Richard) Castle and Erica (Mark) Fulbright; great-grandchildren Haden Shoup, Alexandra Castle and James Fulbright; sisters Rena Steele, Inez Ferrari and Vera Plum and beloved caregiver, Olga Fishman. Born to Italian immigrants who came to the Healdsburg area in 1904, Rose grew up on their Westside Rd. grape ranch. After graduating from Healdsburg High School, she attended U.C. Berkeley and in 1934 she received a BA in Foreign Languages and her teaching credential. She then returned to Healdsburg where she taught all eight grades in a one room Westside Rd. schoolhouse. In 1936 she married Leo Demostene, and shortly after they moved to Alexander Valley where they helped her parents establish Soda Rock Winery and farm eighty acres of grapes. In 1962 they moved to Sausal Ranch and when Leo passed away in 1973, Rose and her four children fulfilled his dream and established Sausal Winery. Rose married Nils Benson in 1980. After he passed away in 2000, she moved from the ranch to town to be closer to her many friends. During her lifetime, Rose successfully juggled helping Leo with the ranch, raising four children and volunteering for numerous service clubs and organizations. She managed to squeeze more hours out of everyday than most people could imagine. Besides being a 4-H leader, she was a founding member of the Healdsburg Garden Club, the Healdsburg Historical Society and the Healdsburg Soroptomist Club where she served as President and became a life-time member. Her culinary skills were widely known and utilized for many fund raising and charitable events. In 2005, the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society honored her with the Annual History Lives - Pioneer Award. No matter how busy she was, there was always time for her beloved garden. Rose found a peace there that fed her soul and graced her life. She will always be remembered for her kindness and giving nature, her strength of character and honesty, and her passion for gardening, dancing and life. At her request there will be no public service. Rose would encourage all of her friends and family to take a few moments in their gardens to say goodbye and send her on her way. Donations in her memory can be made to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to your favorite charity. Arrangements by: FRED YOUNG F.H. CLOVERDALE, 707-894-2540
Rosie Hernandez - Vasquez July 30, 1956 - October 15, 2010 Mass service will be held Friday, Nov. 5th, 11:00 a.m., at St. Anne's Church, 378 North 'F' Street, in Porterville. Rosie left us suddenly. She loved life and loved to cook for her family and friends. She worked For Tulare and Kern County Dept. of Human Services for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Felix and Ofelia Hernandez; sister, Jessie Medrano; and nephew, Sheridan Rogers. Those left to cherish her memories are her siblings: Annie Armstrong, Felix Hernandez Jr., Mary Ann (Archie) Hernandez-Porter, David (Karen) Hernandez; and Tommy Hernandez; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and numerous relatives who will miss her greatly.
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Kerry Gerlach Rowe Resident of Hayward Kerry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on October 5, 2010 after a lengthy battle .....
Ruby Pearl Box entered into eternal rest on October 24, 2010 in Hanford California at the age of 91 years old. She was born in Carney, Oklahoma on November 24, 1918 to Lewis and Bessie Gaither., Ruby was dedicated and took pride in her work, she worked as a cook for over 22 years and still found time to enjoy her favorite hobbies; you would always find her playing bingo with her friends and if she wasn't doing that she would be playing card with her family. She liked her quilting, needle point and crocheting she loved spending time with her family. She met and married the love of her life Milas A. Box they were married for 41 years until his passing in November 19, 1979. Ruby was a devoted mother, she raised seven children., Ruby is survived by her sons, Kermet, Bobby, Darrell and Jackie Box; daughter, Phyllis Froley; her brothers, Lehman, Olen and Harold Gene Gaither and her 28 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren., She is preceded in death by her son, Billy Box, daughter Doris Nell, son-in-law, William Froley, her three sisters and four brothers. She will be missed dearly by everyone that knew her., A viewing will be held on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Services at 11 a.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service. Burial to follow at Hanford Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.
Ruth Freisthler passed away peacefully at home on October 29, 2010 after a short illness. Ruth will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born on December 8, 1927 in Quincy Ohio, Ruth always said she lived in "The Greatest Generation", and she did. Ruth loved sports, playing cards, traveling, her friends, and most importantly, her family. You can always count on Mom. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Urban; her children, Mark (Kim), Kay (Tom), and Sue (Ron); grandchildren, Amy, Marla, Steven, Matthew, Scott, Lindsey, Andrew and Tyler; great-grandchild, Kenneth; brother, Max; and numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends Manfred and Helen Stupnik. Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Ann. A celebration of her life with be held Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 21100 Victor Street, Torrance, CA 90503. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 230, Torrance, CA 90505. Please sign the guestbook at
Ruth Pearl Lane, 85, of Oxnard passed away at St. Johns Hospital on Oct. 23, 2010. Ruth was born Ruth Pearl Akers Oct. 10, 1925 to Elmer Frederick Akers and Bessie May Nicholas Akers in Erie, Colo. She married Henry Lane, Jr. (Joe), June 23, 1944., She is survived by her two children, James Lane of Victorville and JoAnn Stickley of Oxnard and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth will be sorely missed by her entire family as she was a wonderful person with remarkable talents and words of wisdom and advice., The family would like to thank the ICU nursing staff at St. Johns for their tender care of Ruth. We also want to thank Mary Lane who was Ruth's caregiver for many months. Your patience and love for mom was remarkable., In closing we want to thank Dr. John R. Walters for helping us all cope with moms end of life. Private family graveside services are planned as Ruth requested., Arrangements made by Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo.
SHIRLEY, SHIZUKO June 22, 1928 to Oct. 26, 2010 Chula Vista, CA. Shizuko passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Thomas of Chula Vista, her four children and six grandchildren in Japan. Close your eyes and let the waters take you home.
SMITH-GARCIA, Stephanie Ann Stephanie Ann (Smith) Garcia, 36, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, formerly of Santa Barbara, California, passed away suddenly on September 15, 2010, at her home. Stephanie was preceded in death by her mother, Angelina (Bisol) Smith. She is survived by her husband, James; her two children, Victoria Angelina and James Jr,; her father Robert R Smith of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her siblings, Michael Armstrong of Havlock, North Carolina, Joyce (Hector) Lopez of Santa Barbara,
Samuel C. Girton, 85, of Indio, Calif. passed away October 25, 2010 in Indio, Calif. He was born March 2, 1925, to Clarence and Ruth Girton in Abilene, Kansas. He married Etta Mae Girton on October 18, 1947 in Tulare, Calif. He was a business owner and mechanic of Sam's Auto Service for twenty-five years. He is survived by his wife Etta Mae Girton; daughters, Linda C. Barton, Yuba City, Calif.; Nancee M. Simpson, Calimesa, Calif.; Cindy L. Tucker, Indio, Calif.; Margaret D. Rembold, Anza, Calif.; Michele L. Keeran, Bermuda Dunes, Calif.; and Sandra A. Evers of Indio, Calif.; sisters, Rachel Thayer, Upland, Calif.; Martha Banks, Havasu City, Ariz.; and Chloe Bryant, Tulare, Calif.; brothers, Pete Girton, Tulare, Calif.; Omar Girton, Fresno, Calif.. 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services were held at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Indio, Calif., with interment at Coachella Valley Cemetery in Coachella, Calif. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.
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Richard N. Sehorn, Sr. AKA Richard N. Beyelia, Sr. Resident of Hayward Entered into eternal rest Oct. 22, 2010. Richard was born to Katherine .....
SHARDA CHAND JAN 25, 1951 - OCT 29, 2010 Viewing will be held from 4pm to 8pm today. A funeral will be held at 1pm on Wednesday followed by cremation. All services will be held at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home.
Siene Dykstra passed away at her home in Vacaville, Calif., on Oct. 24, 2010. She and her husband, Jerry, were residents of Ventura County (Oxnard) for 63 years., Siene was born in Elgin Township, Iowa on Sept., 5, 1922 to John and Nancy Kruse. She grew up in Sibley, Iowa. She married Jerry Dykstra on Dec. 15, 1939 and they were happily married for 67 years, until Jerry's passing in 2006. She moved to Northern California in 2008 to be closer to her son, Larry, and grandson, Cory., Siene lived a blessed life. When Jerry started his electrical contracting business, she took all the calls and ran the books. The two of them were a true team. They loved to dance, go camping, travel, fishing, and their large circle of family and friends., She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nancy; sister, Ella Mae; and brothers, Harm and Dan., She is survived by her son, Larry; grandson, Cory; brother, Kobey and his children Steve, Lonnie, and Debbie; and countless in-laws and nieces and nephews. Siene was a no nonsense type of person with a good heart and a friendly soul. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter and friend., There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, in the chapel at Ivy Lawn Cemetery.
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Stephen Paul Ferrel, Stephen Paul Ferrel, age 53, passed away in Santa Maria on October 29th, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Steve was a big Pittsburgh Steelers and USC Trojan football fan. He enjoyed going to watch USC play football. Steve enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved to volunteer his time at the Valley Christian Academy. He also enjoyed cooking and hanging out at the beach and going to the cliffs to watch sporting events. He loved reading his Bible and attending First Baptist Church He mentored many. He was a hard worker and self employed as a handyman until his early retirement in 2003. Steve attended Miller School, El Camino, and Santa Maria High School before joining the Job Corp in Oregon. He lived and worked in the Stockton area before returning to this area in 2000 to be closer to family. Steve was a very caring person and always put others needs before his own. We Love You!, He is survived by his daughter Nina Ferrel of Stockton, his mother Virginia Lucero of Santa Maria, step-father Gilbert Lucero of Santa Maria, sisters Vicky Lopez (Frank) of Santa Maria and Rosa Aguliera of Santa Maria; brother Bob Ferrel Sr. (Connie) of Santa Maria, Godchild, Mary (his mini-me) Ferrel of Santa Maria, grandmother Albertina Molina of Atascadero, and a very special and dear aunt Thelma Lopez of Santa Maria. Steve also leaves behind numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. A very special thank you to Pastor Jim Schettler and two very special friends: George Groce and Pat, who were always there for Steve., Steve is preceeded in death by paternal grandparents Pedro and Ramona Ferrel, maternal grandfather Cruz Rivera, father, Manuel Ferrel, Sr., brothers Manuel Ferrel Jr. and Vincent Ferrel., Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 3rd at 12:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church, 2970 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. Interment will follow at Santa Maria Cemetery., Pall bearers will be Victor Cruz, Albert Wilson, Bobby Ferrel, Jr., Reggie Becerra, Frank Lopez, Jr., Jonathan Hernandez, Frank Lopez lll, and Dustin Taylor. Honorary Pall bearer will be Rick Martinez, Sr.
Steven Kupetz was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 4, 1960. He passed away on September 19, 2010. He was 50 years old., In May 1963 he moved to Anchorage, Alaska. His father Jack was to be stationed in Alaska. His mother Frances and younger sister Debra and his grandmother Anna spent three years in Alaska. They were there when the Good Friday earthquake hit. It was the largest earthquake in the Northern Hemisphere on record 9.2 magnitudes., When his father was transferred to Colorado Springs, Colorado that's when his youngest sister Barbra was born. In 1967 his father retired after 23 years in service, he moved to Simi Valley. Steve attended Sycamore Elementary School, Sequoia Junior High and Simi High, and graduated in 1978. When he was 18 years old he was assistant manager of Larwin Twin Theatre in Simi., Steve was president of the Prometheans Club while in his last year of high school. He also worked in several businesses such as Crown Books and Best Record Store. He went to Moorpark College; he was a film buff as well as a history buff. He also attended U.C.L.A. Graphics Art Classes. He volunteered at friends of the library for eight years and enjoyed every minute of it. He went to Moorpark College and graduated with a degree in English, and a degree in Cinema., He helped everyone he could, and was well liked by everyone young and old. He leaves behind many loyal and dear friends who were a great part of his life. The world was a better place for having him in it, and he will be truly missed by all. Steve was a wealth of knowledge and had he ever been on Jeopardy he would have been the biggest winner ever!, Funeral services were held for family and friends a few weeks ago. A great mind has been lost forever. He was funny and witty and enjoyed being with people., His father Jack and grandmother Anna preceded him in death., He is survived by his mother, Frances; sisters Debra Gallant and Barbra Kupetz; brother-in-law Rande Gallant and his nephew Jackson Gallant., Please donate any contribtions to Simi Valley Friends of the Library in Stevens name.
STEVEN JACKSON STAFFORD 11/2/93 - 10/20/04 Birthdays come but once a year; With them now comes many tears; Not tears of joy or happiness; But tears because you are so missed. The years move on without you now; With each year we still do vow; To celebrate your special day; That is what we will do today; I will light the candles on your cake; Although inside my heart will ache; Remember birthdays from the past; How the years went by so fast; Your sisters will blow the candles out for you; Dream of what we wish were true; to share this birthday with you and remember all your birthday smiles HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love, your entire family
Steven Varon of Weston, MA, formerly of Los Angeles and Redondo Beach, CA, passed peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Newton Wellesley Hospital, after battling cancer for almost 2 years. He was the loving and devoted husband of Patricia Michaels, formerly of Salem to whom he was married for 26 years. Born in Los Angeles, he was the son of Helen and predeceased by Morgan Varon. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia; and his daughter, Erica; his brothers, Russ and Marshall; and his sister-in-law, Karen; his mother-in-law, Beatrice Michaels; brothers-in-law, David and Reissa Michaels and Gary and Susan Michaels; and sister-in-law, Susan and Robert D'Angelo. Steven is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, Jessalyn and Deena Michaels, Amanda, Abby and Matthew D'Angelo, Nicholas, Anthony, Alex and Ryan Michaels, Alana, Melissa, Brett, Morgan Varon and predeceased by Matt Varon. Steven, a gemologist, was employed at the family business, Morgan's Jewelers of Torrance, California prior to moving east. Steven had many interests, hobbies and passions. His life's devotion was to his family, encouraging and supporting his daughter Erica as she competed at the highest levels of gymnastics all the way to her current place on the gymnastics team at the University of California, Berkeley. These family moments were his most special and he will always be remembered as a loving husband and father and for his kindness and strength of character. He will be dearly missed as "Uncle Schmuel". A private memorial service will be held in Weston on Wednesday evening, November 3. A West Coast memorial service will be held at the home of Russell Varon in Manhattan Beach, CA on Sunday, November 7. Please call (310) 375-4471 or (310) 541-2052 between 10am and 5pm for more information. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, Attn: contribution services. Please sign the guestbook at
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Beloved daughter of Jean "Dusty" Destruel and Rosemary P. Destruel; loving sister of Randal (Shelley) Destruel, Kevin (Karen) Destruel; devoted mother of Michael A. Baker III, U.S.N. and Jordan H. Baker U.S.N. Suzanne married Michael Baker Jr. in 1982. They lived in Lafayette, CA until they moved to Truckee, CA when their youngest son was two months old. They divorced soon after and Suzanne went to work in a clothing store, raising her two sons alone. Her whole life has been devoted to her two sons and she always felt they were her greatest achievement. She was cared for and loved by her devoted caregiver Leresa Matarige, her three closest friends that stayed by her bedside day and night, Kim Byrn, Debbie Sedletzky and Karen Siroky. Also the love and care from her sister-in-law, Shelley Destruel who came every day to help care for her and give her much love and comfort. Two of Suzanne's teachers from Ursuline were at her bedside and gave her much comfort, Tim Gatto and Delores Nonella Crowley. She will be greatly missed by her cousin, Darlene Bath, that Suzanne considered her "favorite aunt". Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers any donations in her name may be made to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino, Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or Hanna Boys Center, P.O. Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE, 525-3730
TAYLOR, Betty 1933 - 2010 Betty Wilcher West Taylor was born to H. B. and Carrie Wilcher on August 17, 1933. A Texas resident from birth, Betty moved to Santa Barbara in 1958 and spent most of her adult life there. She and her husband Roy have lived in Buellton, CA for the past 13 years. Betty is survived by her husband of 39 years Leroy Taylor, her sons, Ronald Dean West and Richard Daryl West; her step children,
Teresa Dunbar Resident of San Jose 5/16/29 - 11/1/2010 Teresa passed peacefully on the morning of November 1 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Robert Dunbar, loving mother to Robert Dunbar II and Pamela Dunbar, mother-in-law to Janet Dunbar, Nana to Jennifer Dunbar, (Casy McIntire) Jake Dunbar, Christopher Kuljis and Courtney Kuljis, Great Nana to Matthew McIntire and Caleb McIntire. Rosary Wed 11/3, 6pm at Lima Family Mortuary 466 North Winchester, Santa Clara, Graveside service Thurs 11/4 ,10am Santa Clara Mission Cemetary 490 Lincoln Street Santa Clara.
Theo Elizabeth Morando June 12, 1933 - October 7, 2010 Theo passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 7, 2010. She was at home as she wished, close to her son, in Yucca Valley, Calif. She was born in Stockton, Calif. to Caroline and Theodore Curnow. Theo first met George Morando in Farmington while attending the local grammer school. After George left the Navy, they reunited in Stockton. They were married on April 14, 1954 and shortly after moved to Santa Cruz where they settled and raised two children, Jana (Jeffrey) Vannini and Michael (Denise) Morando. After the children left home, Theo and George moved to Palm Springs, Calif. where her two brothers, William and Rodney Curnow resided. George preceded Theo in death; she is survived by her children and four grandchildren, Sonny and Maria Morando, Adele and Leo Vannini. A memorial service was held October 16, 2010 in Vallecito, Calif. where her beloved George is buried. Theo was loved by all her family and friends and will be missed very much.
Born in Eugene, Ore., he grew up river rafting, swimming and fishing and learned to love big band music at his family's dance hall on the Willamette River. He graduated from the University of Oregon as a journalist. He began his career as a radio investigative journalist and honed his investigative skills while employed during his 26-year career as an investigator for the Solano County District Attorney's Office. He and Betty settled in Solano County to raise their family and were life-long members of the catholic church, first at the Holy Spirit parish and later at St. Joseph's., He was an active church volunteer as a lector at Mass, a founding member of Fairfield's St. Vincent DePaul Society, and a marriage preparation counselor. He and Betty helped establish a centering prayer group with Sister Maura O'Sullivan, a Sister of the Holy Faith. He left life surrounded by loved ones and with his beloved University of Oregon Ducks in first place., He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; three children, Lach Loud (Ann Keehbauch), Jennifer Loud (Paul Englehart), and Gretchen Stenz (Terry Stenz); and six grandchildren, Alec Lewellyn, Conor Lewellyn, Emma Stenz, Rachel Stenz, Jack Loud and Sam Loud., A rosary will be held at Nadeau Family Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Sacramento National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements Entrusted to the Care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.,
Theresa 'Terry' Lorraine Armstrong, 82, of Suisun, died on Friday, Oct. 22, in Vacaville., She was born on April 22, 1928, in Boston., A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A Catholic Prayer Service will follow on Friday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. Burial will take place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www .mccunechapel.com.
Thomas H. Martzloff 1924-2010 Tom died in Carmel on October 14, 2010 at age 86 after a short illness. Born in Portland, Oregon to Dr. Karl and Sarah Jane Goodpasture Martzloff, Tom was proud of his elections as student body President, both in high school and later at Stanford University. After two years in the Navy, Tom graduated from Stanford in 1948, then went on to complete his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a master's degree in business management. Following MIT, Tom began a 38 year bi-coastal career in management consulting; first with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, then in New York City as an executive search consultant. A man of high standards, he held a lifelong commitment to the success and well-being of his clients. But the main event was his marriage to the love of his life, Nancie Stewart. Together, they raised two children: Jennie Ruff, now in Kentfield, CA and son Andrew, in Bozeman, MT. Tom and Nancie enjoyed their retirement years together in Carmel's beautiful, moderate climate and relaxed environment. Tom particularly enjoyed teaching English as a second language to adults and his many years spent hiking the nearby unspoiled coastal hills and forests. Tom's survivors include Nancie, both children, two granddaughters and his brother Albert in Santa Barbara, CA. The family held a private ceremony to honor and celebrate Tom's long and fruitful life.
July 16, 1934 - October 27, 2010
The Heavenly Father has called our beautiful baby boy home, where his beloved grandmothers, Kay Kay and Paula, greeted him., Big Trev leaves behind his broken-hearted parents, Geoff and Carol McBride; his many aunts, uncles and cousins, his great- grandmother, Nola Porter; his special "Baby Love" Amber and a vast number of friends., Our Gentle Giant has left us with a void in our hearts and lives that will never be filled., A memorial service for Trevor will be held on Friday starting at 2 p.m. at Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, Paradise. Arrangements are being made with Newton-Bracewell Funeral Homes., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Paradise Hospice or the Vasculitis Foundation in care of the funeral home. View obituary and send condolences online at nbcfh.com.,
Tricia Michelle Garnica, 39, of Hanford, Calif. passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Tricia was born in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 1971 and was raised in Hanford, Calif., where she graduated from Hanford High School in 1989. Tricia gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Anthony Alan Rodriguez on July 3, 1990 and married Gilbert Garnica on October 23,1995. Tricia was working for The Hanford Sentinel., Tricia cherished times spent with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Tricia leaves behind her husband, Gilbert Garnica, and her son Anthony Alan Rodriguez. Also her parents, Joe/Janie Cota and her siblings, Johnny Gomez, Joseph Cota, Jessica Molina, Cindy Caldwell, Lisa Yader, Marissa Arman, Erika Gomez and Steve Torres, Jr; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends., The viewing will be at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St. in Hanford, Calif. on Tuesday November 2, 2010 from 4 to 6 pm. A rosary will be held immediately following from 6:00-7:00 pm. The Funeral Services will be at St. Brigid Church, 100 N. Douty St. in Hanford on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1 pm. The burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery on 10th Avenue., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St, Hanford CA 93230, (559) 584-5591.
Vera Elbaum, age 87, of Bridgewater, died Saturday afternoon, October 30th at New Milford Hospital after being taken ill that morning. Vera was born March 3, 1923 in Hillsboro, Tenn. She leaves her brother, E.C. Ferguson of Madison, Tenn.; a niece, Dreanna; beloved sister, Dr. Judy Worthington and brother-in-law, Roy Worthington of Manchester, Tenn.; daughter, Barrie Kavasch of Kent; sons, Charles Elbaum of Bridgewater and Nick Elbaum of Greenville, R.I.; grandchildren, Chris and Kim Kavasch, Glenn and Robert Elbaum, Albert and Susan Taylor, Beth, Nicky and Danny Elbaum. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, a daughter, Kathleen, a brother, Charles Austin Ferguson; and a special friend, Mr. Gould. After graduating high school in Tennessee, Vera went on to nursing school and worked for many years as a private nurse before settling in the Danbury area in the early 60's where she worked at Davis and Geck. For the past 35 years Vera had been a resident of Bridgewater, enjoying her gardens and wildlife. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, at 5 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Bridgewater Scholarship Fund, Main Street, Bridgewater, CT 06752, of which Vera was a long time supporter.
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Ginny Wagener, Resident of Mt. View, Reverend Virginia "Ginny" Wagener died peacefully, on October 27, 2010, at Stanford Hospital in California from complications of systemic vascular disease. Her family was at her side when she passed., Ginny was born on May 12, 1943, in Washington D.C., to Dr. Harold and Elsie Carlson. She is survived by her sister, Joan Hargis, from Fairfax, Virginia, and her daughters Dawn (married to Peter Hill) and Donna (married to Eric Hill), who are all from Palo Alto, California. She was known and adored as "Oma" by her grandchildren: Brian (12), Natalie (10), Zachary (5), and Riley (3)., Ginny graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Political Science and later received a Master of Divinity from the Pacific Lutheran School of Theology in Berkeley, California. She combined her passions for politics and spiritually by dedicating herself to fighting for social justice and equality regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender., Among the early female ordained ministers in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Ginny went on to pastor churches in California and Nebraska. In 1991, she found her true calling as the Director of the South Coast Ecumenical Council in Long Beach, California. In 2004, she transformed the South Coast Ecumenical Council into the South Coast Interfaith Council ("SCIC") to fulfill her vision of joining people from all traditions to address social concerns, such as hunger and homelessness, racial and religious intolerance, underprivileged children, and domestic violence. During her tenure at the SCIC, the association grew to more than 140 congregations, including sects of the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist faiths. Throughout nearly 18 years at the SCIC, her dedication to these causes had a profound impact on the lives of many., After being diagnosed with leukemia in 2008, Ginny retired from the SCIC. She moved to Mountain View, California where she was an everyday presence in the lives of her grandchildren. Over the last two years, she devoted herself with her usual zeal to spoiling her grandchildren with love, time, trips to New York and Disneyland, zeppelin rides, ballet lessons, sewing and ettiquite lessons, and a never-ending supply of pop-up books, lifesavers, and M&Ms. She also took particular pride in creating unique birthday cakes for all of her grandchildren's birthday parties and preserving memories through her scrapbooking., Ginny will be remembered for her fierce commitment to human rights, her giraffe and Cruella de Vil collections, her QVC pastime, and her uncanny ability to be highly opinionated, yet equally tolerant., All who knew her will remember her motto "Celebrate Life!", A celebration of her life will be held on November 14, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., at First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto, which is located at 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto CA 94301. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to: The South Coast Interfaith Council, 759 Linden Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813, , or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Virginia "Ginger", Alice DeMartini, 10/28/1932- 10/18/2010, Virginia "Ginger" DeMartini passed away at home in Auburn, October 18, 2010, after a seven year battle with Lymphoma., Ginger was born in Nevada City, Calif., on October 28, 1932. She lived in North Columbia until she was nine years old, then moved to Nevada City, where she lived until 1943. After that she resided in Penryn and Auburn, where she graduated from Placer High School. Ginger was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Lee Flaherty, and her parents, Alfred and Louise McAllister., She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Victor DeMartini, her sister Patricia Juarros (Pete) of Sacramento, her brother, Robert McAllister (Florine), of Fairview, TN., son Patrick Flaherty (Pamela), of Auburn, and daughter, Patricia Blue, of Livonia, MI. She is also survived by stepsons, Kirk DeMartini (Marianne) of Auburn, Doug DeMartini of Rocklin, and Rex DeMartini (Jacqueline) of New- castle, stepdaughter, Lisa De- Martini (Guy) of Roseville. Ginger also leaves seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews who remember her fondly., Having a long education in fashion, Ginger chose to purchase Maureen's apparel shop, which she renamed Ginger of Maureen's. After that she and Vic opened a dress shop, the Sterling Apple for Her, on Lincoln Way. Always active in community affairs, Ginger was a member of Soroptimist International of Auburn, and an Ambassador for the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce. Until passing she and Vic were active in a dinner group, the Doubles Fives, the Navy League, the Elks, and the Placer Shrine Club. She was currently Vice President of the Thursday Club. She was also a member of the Raging Red Hat Divas. In the past, she and Vic had been Aides for Potentate Jim Culver of Ben Ali Shrine and together for many years they sold Real Estate, where Ginger was on the Women's Council., A luncheon celebration, honor- ing her life will be held at the, Auburn, , 195 Pine Street, Auburn at 11am on November 6th. All those attending are invited to share special memories of Ginger., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento CA 95817-2215
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Wanda Francis Lavender 68, of Yuba City passed away October 30, 2010. Born in Orlando Florida, she was a resident of the Yuba Sutter area for 35 years. She was retired from the Yuba County Sheriff's Department. Survivors include 4 children: Henry, Teresa, Steve and Cindy Lavender; 6 grandsons: Allen, Ryan, Rex, Christian, Mathew, and Michael; 2 daughters-in-law: Amy and Debbie; 1 son-in- law Bob; 4 brothers and sisters: Jay, Pat, Keith and Darlene. She loved the San Francisco Giants, White water rafting, giraffes, clogging, laughter, and she loved her grandsons. A Memorial Service will be held November 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm at The Rivers, 1548 Poole Blvd., Yuba City. Send Condolences at
Veteran and long time Camp Meeker resident passed away October 3, 2010. He is survived by his beloved Kitties and faithful friends. Bill was born September 29, 1931 and was raised in San Francisco. He joined the service in 1946 and moved to Camp Meeker as an adult. Bill will be sorely missed.
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William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.
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William (Bill) Tearney of Indio, Calif. was called home on October 22, 2010. The end of his remarkable life was peaceful and filled with those he loved at his side. Bill was born September 23, 1936 in Lackawanna, N.Y. He was the youngest brother of two boys born to Kathleen Tearney. Bill was married to the love of his live, Joyce (Coble) in Lancaster, Penn. in 1981, and they moved west in 1991. He is survived by his wife; four children, Debra, Diana, Michael, and William, Jr., along with their families; and four step-children, Fred, Brad, Chris, and Susan, and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother Francis O'Farrell. For thirty-seven years, Bill was a proud and active member of a 12-step program, where he volunteered his time, and love to countless others in need. However, Bill often said he received much more than he ever gave. Bill felt blessed to be part of such a loving and giving organization and he wished to express his love for all those that walked with him along this path. Our dear friend and father wished to convey that his death was due to pulmonary fibrosis. Bill was adamant in his desire to encourage others to aggressively educate themselves on any medical diagnosis. In other words, ask questions and keep asking questions until you have the big picture.
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Lavern (Tex) Clark Lavern (Tex) Clark passed away at the age of 96 in Concord, CA, where his daughter Sandy lives. His remains will be placed along side his beloved wife, late Colleen Clark, in Millville Cemetery on November 6, 2010 at 2 p.m. At the request of the family, there will be no formal service.