Tuesday, November 23, 2010

California Obituaries 11/23/10



August 3, 1999 ~ November 17, 2010 Alberto Diaz Jr, known by his family as "papas" passed away this week on Wednesday November, 17th 2010 after a 6 year battle with ewing's sarcoma (a bone cancer). He was 11 years old. He was the first born son of Athena and Alberto Diaz on August 3rd 1999 in Merced, California. This beautiful child fought his cancer with the strength and bravery of a dozen soldiers. His strength and will to live was an inspiration to all that knew him. Papas' favorite things to do were play video games and baseball. His favorite baseball team was the Dodgers, his parents took him to many games and showered him with boundless love and support during his short stay on this earth. Papas is a hero to many including his parents, brothers, sisters, family and friends. He was his mother's sunshine and her heart. His mother changed the calendar by celebrating his final Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas early to make sure her son that she was blessed with got to enjoy his last holidays with his family that he adored. Every moment with his family meant more to him than anything else. Papas loved to feel free on the beach and watch the ocean where he could forget about his cancer and be a normal boy. He was excited to meet his unborn brother, due February, 2011, who he now gets to meet in heaven before his mother. His mother only wish was to hold him in her arms while he took his last breath just as she did when he took his first breath and he loved his mother so much he granted that wish. His smile was like a thousand rays of sunshine shown down from heaven and his laugh brought joy when there was sadness. Papas will never be forgotten. Papas is survived by his parents, Athena and Alberto Diaz, his brothers, Gabriel and Matthew, his sisters, Arabella, Ariel and Gisele as well as his grandparents, uncles, aunts and many cousins. His viewing will be held at the Wilson Family Funeral Chapel, 1290 Winton Way, Atwater on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Recitation of the Holy Blessed Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. The burial will follow at Winton Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater.




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Adam Hinojos

Adam Hinojos of Lemoore died peacefully at St. Agnes hospital on October 30 at 7:30 a.m. at the age of 89 after a short illness. Adam was born in Kansas City, MO to Joseph and Altagracia Hinojos on June 6, 1921. His mother passed away when he was 6 months old and he and his father moved to Lemoore, California. He graduated from Lemoore High in 1941 and joined the war effort by enlisting in the US Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Horham, England during, . He met his future wife Annie Robertson on a double date while up in Scotland. They were married on September 18, 1945. After the war Adam returned to Lemoore in 1946. His wife joined him the same year., Adam is survived by his two children, Jo Ann Hinojos of Lemoore and John A. Hinojos of San Diego. He is also survived by a half-sister, Josephine Stanton, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Adam and Annie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2005. His wife Annie, passed away in March 2006. In addition to his daughter Jo Ann and his son John, Adam also added "adopted" many additional children that he included in his extended family: Robert Cox of San Diego, Laney Baltazar of Lemoore, Michael Baltazar (his "grandson") of Fresno, Rickie and Duane Souza, and Susette and Dave Ecker of Lemoore, and Rick Chapman and Jan Mooney of Reno, Sandi Everhart, Jim Hyberg and Barbara Spencer of Fresno and Kathy Sackett of Hanford. Adam hosted an American Field Service (AFS) exchange student in 1969, Peter Rado, from Italy., Adam was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and an avid supporter of the Lemoore High Tigers and CSU Fresno State Bulldogs football teams. He was also very active and volunteered at the Lemoore Senior Center. Adam was involved with the 95th Bomb Group (a World War II reunion association) which was the squadron he served during World War II. He served as president of the organization and twice placed the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers representing the organization which he recently placed with Michael Baltazar, his "grandson" in August 2010., During his lifetime he enjoyed traveling, golfing, and was a longtime fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49'ers, and participated on bowling teams for Boston Ranch Company and Lincoln Market. He also enjoyed growing roses and visiting his wife's relatives in Scotland., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore. Arrangements are by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. Friends, who wish, may contribute in his memory to the , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711 or the St. Peters Catholic Church Building Fund, 19 Follett St., Lemoore, CA 93245.



Adele Gordon Fogelhut

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Alejandro "Alex" Forwerck

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



Alfred Matthew Fantazia

ALFRED MATTHEW FANTAZIA OCT 14, 1930 - NOV 19, 2010 Alfred Matthew Fantazia, 80 of Newman, passed away Friday at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Mr. Fantazia was born in Gustine, CA and was a lifetime resident of Newman. He was a Farm Equipment Mechanic for 33 years and a parishioner of St Joachim's Catholic Church in Newman. He was a United States, Veteran serving during the, . Mr. Fantazia is survived by his sons, Robert Fantazia (Cheryl) of Modesto, Alan Fantazia (Michelle) of Newman; daughters, JulieBrazil (Rick) of Newman, Sharon Schmidt (Curtis) of Newman, Joyce Machado (David) of Turlock; brother, Richard Fantazia of Turlock; sister, LaVerne Vargas of Newman; 12 grandchildren, Joshua Fantazia, Alexander Fantazia, China Glassman (Darren), Asia Fantazia, Tyler Brazil, Wyatt Brazil, Katrina Schmidt, Jocelyn Schmidt, Eric Schmidt, Catherine Machado, Lauren Machado, Samantha Machado and 2 great grandchildren, Bella Glassman, Delilah Glassman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Fantazia; brothers, John Fantazia and David Fantazia. A visitation will be held from 9:00 - 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 23rd at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Newman followed by a Rosary/Funeral Mass at 10:00am at St Joachim's Catholic Church in Newman. Interment to follow at Hills Ferry Cemetery in Newman. Remembrances may be made to: T.O.S.C.A. Memorial Fund, PO Box 18, Newman, CA 95360 or Central Catholic Foundation, 200 S Carpenter Road, Modesto, Ca 95351. Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Newman.



Allen Benson Beard

Al and his brother Orville joined the Army serving their country during World War II. Upon his return from the war and with an honorable discharge from service, Al went to Detroit to buy a new black shiny Ford coupe. He enjoyed new cars and owned 40 or so over the years., In 1955, Al married Hazel who he loved and was devoted to for 50 years. He retired from the Standard Oil in Richmond after 34 years of service and they moved to Vacaville. Al liked being with people and enjoyed the Moose Lodge, particularly the trailer camping and playing cards at the Senior Center. He became a widower in 2005 losing Hazel. He also was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about the same time and battled the disease until Nov. 16, 2010, when he again found Hazel. He would always say that he had lived a wonderful life and in fact he did., Al leaves his brother, Orville Beard and sister, Imogene Ruiz, both of Oklahoma City; stepson, Ray Cole, daughter-in-law, Joan Cole, of Elk Grove; and grandson's Brian and Jeff Cole, their wives April and Selina Cole, two great-granddaughters, Lela and Maya, plus numerous nieces and nephews. All will miss his humor and the wonderful man who cherished his Hazel., A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville, 446-3233. Those wishing to pay their personal respects to Al may do so between noon and 2 p.m. prior to the service. Interment and military honors will be on Monday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville.,



Angel Hurtado

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Angel Hurtado Reyes was welcomed into the presence of God on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Angel passed away quietly at home surrounded by his children, with the vineyards in his view, the sun washing over 



Angelina Beutner Joseph

Anglelina was born and raised in Scranton, PA and attended Marywood College in Scranton, PA, and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She received her R.N. degree from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA in 1944. Her second year of nurses training was spent at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She received an AA degree from Solano Community College in 1976., Angelina worked at Kaiser Hospital Clinic in Vallejo and was Chief Nurse at the Solano County Mental Health Day Treatment Clinic in 1966. She was supervisor of the Psychiatric Unit at Kaiser Hospital in Richmond and nurse for the Navy Relief on Mare Island. She also worked for four years in a local nursing home and finally as a Psychiatric Nurse for Solano County Mental Health Clinic at The Horizon House Day Treatment Program., Angelina was vice-President of the McKinley School P.T.A., Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, Leader in Campfire Girls Blue Birds, past member of the California Nurses Association, past President of the Solano County Medical Auxiliary and a 1991 member of the Grand Jury of Solano County., Her interests included music (played the piano and tenor recorder), hiking, gardening, reading, birding, volunteering at local grammar school, and sometime fisher-person, but most important, spending time with grandchildren., Her former husband, Karl R. Beutner, M.D. a psychiatrist, predeceased her in 1968. Her second husband, Herbert L. Joseph, predeceased her in March 2000. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Barbara, and infant son, Ernst. A Brother, Emile deAntonio, a documentary film maker, predeceased her in 1989., She is survived by a son, Karl (Mary) R. Beutner M.D.; daughter, Angela (Bill) Mink of Napa; a step son, Mark (Nancy) Joseph of El Cerrito; a step daughter, Sue Plummer of Bodega Bay; a twin sister, Ursula Bowring of Philadelphia, PA; three other sisters, Sister Marie Louise of Chicago, IL, Eleanora West of Wayland, MA, and Josephine Bichler of Chinchilla, PA; grandchildren, Erica and Stefany Plummer, Carla (Austin) Bowker, Jesse Joseph, and Karl, Kate and Matt Beutner of Suisun, and her first great granddaughter, Malena Angelina Bowker., Angelina (Mamo) will always be remembered for her irreverent humor, her concern for the underdog, a twinkle in her eye, and a liberal outlook. She will be missed by so many., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite high school college scholarship fund., A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 27 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 924 Napa Street in Napa. At Angelina's request we will gather for some pizza and remembrance after the Mass at a location to be announced at the Mass., Services are in the care of Claffey & Rota Funeral Home in Napa. Condolences to the family may be sent at claffeyandrota.com.



Angelina Joseph 1923-2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Angelina Beutner Joseph died on Nov. 20, 2010, at the age of 87. 



Ann Magnes

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Anna Johs

1934 - 2010 Anna Johs passed away at Country Villa Nursing in Quincy, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010., Anna was born in Los Angeles and raised on a farm in Arcadia. She went to Monrovia High School and attended the University of Southern California and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. In 1955, married Tony Johs, moved to Oxnard and together started Oxnard Music Store. In addition, she worked with the Navy as a bid coordinator for both the Port of Hueneme and Point Mugu., Over the years she served on several volunteer committees in the City of Oxnard and County of Ventura. She was the first woman President of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce where she started Oxnard Police K-9 program. She served on the Oxnard City Council 1985-1990. Anna was also a board member for the California Department of Mining and Geology 1988-1991. Anna loved to be involved and made her community a better place for everyone. She believed in giving back to her community as much as she could., Anna also enjoyed spending as much time as possible at her mountain hideaway up at Lake Almanor. When she was at the Lake, she was able to have the balance in life to enjoy the animals of nature as well as a great Martini on the Lake., Anna is survived by her two sons, John of Camarillo and Paul of Meridian, Idaho, and three grandchildren.



Anne Maria Smith

Anne Smith of Camarillo, our beloved mother, grandma, and great-grandma, joined her husband Jack in heaven on Oct. 14, 2010. She died in peace at home with her daughter by her side., She was born on July 15, 1926 in Frankfurt, Germany. She excelled in track and field holding records in 75 meter dash and high jump for 2 years, and was awarded a place on the German National Team bound for the Olympics, but canceled due to WWII. Anne had a God given voice, and perused a career in Opera graduating with a degree from the Conservatory of Music in Weimar, Germany. She survived the war being bombed out 3 times, loosing everything but her voice., From 1948-1954 she toured with the U.S.O., singing in American Clubs all over Germany where she met and married the love of her life "Jack" in 1955. She became a "proud Citizen" (as her license plate reads) in 1958. Anne and Jack traveled the world extensively through Radioplane and Northrop, and called Camarillo home for 39 years. She loved to have fun!, Anne's many talents and exuberance for life was amazing. She owned a property management co. and a gas station; taught Jazzercise and Line Dancing; bowled in leagues most of her life and handcrafted beautifully. She adored Dude Ranches, riding, motorcoaching and being with close friends., She lived for her daughter Ursula Sorensen of San Diego, her granddaughter Tammie Anne Mirkay of Virginia and great-grandchildren Erika and Deric., To celebrate Anne's life, the family invites her friends to a memorial Service on Dec. 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA. The service will be followed by a gathering of family and friends at Anne's house, 3382 E. Stiles Ave. in Camarillo., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Anne's name to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250; or VITAS Hospice Care, Camarillo Division.



Arlene Francis

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



Arthur Joseph Nunes

ARTHUR JOSEPH NUNES APR 3, 1925 - NOV 19, 2010 Arthur Joseph Nunes, born April 3, 1925, passed away peacefully at his home on November 19. He was a loving husband of 57 years to Joann, Father to Kathy (Gordon), Cindi (Bruce), Diane (Rick) and Mimi (Jay), and Poppo'' to Elizabeth (Eli), Annie, Sara, Joey, Nick, Katie, Maddie, Emily and Abby. He enjoyed many adventures in life, and was a man of incredible strength, loyalty and workmanship. Art had many and diverse talents, and achieved great success, both personally and professionally. As a student at Modesto Junior College, he played on the school's football team, competing in the State Championship at the Rose Bowl, and later became a member of the Merchant Marines during World War II. Art was in the poultry business for 30 years, and was co-founder of Becky Eggs prior to purchasing the land for his beloved ranch, Nunes Farms. He was also the co-founder and president of West-Mark. Art was an avid pilot, often shuttling Joann and the kids to and from college and on family vacations. Some of his fondest memories were from time spent in Mexico with his family and out on his ranch in Newman. He was an incredibly devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be terribly missed--as he'd say, you did good, kid.'' Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of Art's life on Wednesday, November 24th at noon at 3330 Wycliffe Drive, Modesto. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association at 201 Needham Avenue, Modesto, CA 95354 or online at




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Barbara Jean Barker

BARBARA JEAN BARKER JUL 2, 1949 - NOV 16, 2010 Due to inclement weather the location has changed for Barbara's service to Franklin & Downs-McHenry Chapel, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. A reception to follow. 



Barbara Jean Hummel

Barbara Jean Hummel, 84, of Redding died Sunday at Marquis Care Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



Baumbach, Anna Nadine (Sims)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Nadine Baumbach went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 22, 2010, at the age of 88. Anna Nadine Baumbach was ..... 



Ben M. Massi

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



Beneziano, Katherine Marie "Kay"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Katherine "Kay" Marie Beneziano March 1, 1924 - Nov. 19/2010 Resident of Castro Valley Katherine "Kay" Marie Beneziano peacefully passed away on Friday, November ..... 



Benjamin George (Ben) Koens

Benjamin (Ben) George Koens, Benjamin (Ben) George Koens, age 89 passed away November 20, 2010. He was born September 3, 1921 in Lismore, Minnesota to the late Henry and Emma Koens of Adrian, Minnesota. He attended schools in Adrian, MN. August 3, 1947 Ben married Agnes Staeffler and they moved to Santa Maria, CA in 1962. He joined the California Pipefitters Trade Local 114 in 1962 and he retired in 1986. He joined the Elks in 1977 and was a member for 33 years. Ben enjoyed playing cards with family and doing woodwork., Ben is survived by his wife of 63 years, Agnes Koens, Children Janet Faust (Ronnie) of Killen, AL, Robert Koens (Valerie) of Excelisior, MN, Wayne Koens (Peggy) of Visialia, CA, Marvin Koens (companion Susan Henson) of Arroyo Grande, Lyle Koens of Nipomo, CA, and Susan Albertoni (Anthony) of Santa Maria, Grandchildren Tamara Faust Jaroszewski (Todd), Tonia Faust Belcher (Mike), Tabatha Faust Allen (Jamie), Lindsey Koens, Kelli Koens Moussa (George), Kate Koens, Kristy Koens Larralde (Daniel), Beau Koens, Tiffany Koens Rodriguez (Anthony), Jacob Koens, Cory Koens, Troy Albertoni, and Tracy Albertoni, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 step great grandchildren. Brothers George Koens of Santa Barbara, Henry Koens (companion Millie Rajeans) of Santa Maria, sister Annette Warntjes of Carson, CA, Brother-in-law Marlowe DePauw of Souix Falls, South Dakota as well as several nieces and nephews., Ben is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Emma Koens and sister Hilda DePauw of Souix Falls, South Dakota., A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the Santa Maria Cemetery. Pallbears will be Grandsons, Beau Koens, Jacob Koens, Cory Koens, Troy Albertoni, Travis MacDonald and Daniel Larradle., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Villa Maria care center or, 1538., A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Villa Maria and Marian West and Dr. Debral., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Benjamin, Carol Hatfield

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM

Carol Hatfield Benjamin, 76 CARLSBAD -- Carol Benjamin passed away Saturday, November 13, 2010. She was born July 26, 1934 in Oak Park, Illinois, ..... 



Bernadette Blohm

Bernadette Blohm was born on Feb. 22, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pa. She passed away on Thursday, Nov. 18., She is one of eight children survived by brother Vince Madden; sisters Frankie Gallagher and Laurie Carson; daughter Denise Blohm, son John Blohm; and grandson Vincent Blohm. Bernadette was the world's greatest Mom. She touched the lives of everyone she met and will be dearly missed.,



Bert B. Burchell

Bert B. Burchell, 85, of Shasta Lake died Thursday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



Bessie Berry

Bessie Berry 1932 - 2010 Bessie Berry was born April 18, 1932, in Danville, Arkansas, entered eternal life Nov. 18, 2010, in Lancaster, CA. She grew up and went to school in Delano, CA. Worked as a bookkeeper for family business, Delano Auto Parts, and Caratan Farms. Bessie moved to Mojave, CA in 1973 where she worked at Bank of America and Santa Barbara Savings. Preceded in death by husband, Don Berry; parents, Eugene Moudy, Lavada Moudy Horton; stepfather, Lester Horton; and sister, Laquita Parker. Survived by children, Donna (Rick) Scott of Mojave, Phillip (Donna) Berry of Bakersfield, and Dennis (Loretta) Berry of Quartz Hill; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Stickel Mortuary, in Mojave, at 10 a.m., with Graveside Services at 11 a.m., at Mojave Cemetery.



Bessie L. Rounds

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Bethune, James N.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

James N. Bethune May 10, 1914 - Nov. 13, 2010 Resident of Fremont James N. Bethune, age 96, born May 10, 1914, passed away .....



Beverly Kaye "Bev" Simone

"Bev", 69, a 40-year resident of Hawthorne CA, passed into eternal life, November 16th 2010 in Inglewood, CA. She was born July 7, 1941, in Dublin, Texas to Archibald Artimas Howell, Jr. and Daisy Yvonne Wood. She attended S. Illinois University High, Class of 1959 and S. Illinois University as an art major. As part of an Air Force family Beverly lived in numerous places across the U.S. She was employed at Northrop in the mail room, as a playground supervisor at Washington Elementary, librarian at Leuzinger H.S., a member of the Hawthorne Community Club, Hawthorne PTA, and served as PTA president for several years. Beverly married Antonio (Tony) Simone, September 4, 1961. It's said that behind every great man is a great woman. Beverly was definitely that woman. Honest yet kind, she guided her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher and friend. She held her head high through times that would make lesser hearts give up. She had a profound influence on young and old alike. When all it takes to succeed is to have someone believe in you, she was that someone. She encouraged that in all children as well as her own, because she loved all children. Beverly is survived by her spouse, Antonio (Tony) Simone; their 3 children, Antonio (Tony) F. Simone, Teresa A. Ollom and Joseph M. Simone; son-in-law, John Ollom; 3 grandchildren, Jessica K. Cabello and Aiden and Christian Ollom; her siste, Carol A. Moore; aunt, Mary Joyner; and uncle, Charles Joyner. Beverly was predeceased by her son, Michael Howell Simone. Funeral services: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11am. Name of Officiant: Pastor Lance Bolorah. Place of Eternal Rest and funeral home: Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W Slauson Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230, 310-836-5500. Loved by many and missed by all, but in the end don't worry, as she would always say "I am fine". Please sign the guestbook at



Billie Williams

BILLIE E. "REED" WILLIAMS 8/26/1922 ~ 11/8/2010 An 86 year resident of San Bernardino and more recently of Riverside, Billie E. "Reed" Williams passed away on Monday November 8, 2010 at the age of 88. A loving, gentle but independent woman of significant accomplishment she leaves behind her youngest and devoted son of 60 years, Tim, grandsons Derek and Adrian, granddaughters Anna, Elizabeth and Kristen and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by the love and light of her life, her husband of 67 years, Walter. Born in North English, Iowa she moved west at age two with her parents and sister, Geraldine, settling in Highland, California. Growing up among the orange groves of east Highland she attended San Bernardino High School graduating with highest honors in 1940. Following graduation she attended San Bernardino Valley College and while a student there met, at a school sponsored dance, a soldier stationed at Camp Hahn in Riverside, a soldier she would later marry and with whom she would spend the rest of her life. In 1942 she married Walter R. Williams, originally of Rochester, Minnesota, with whom she moved to Florida while Walter attended OCS and Flight School where he emerged in late 1942 as a pilot and Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp. He shipped out to Europe serving in the 56th Fighter Group until late 1945. During this time she lived with her parents in Highland and worked at Norton Air Force Base. When Walter returned they started a family having a son, Michael, in 1947 and another son, Timothy, in 1950. Now living in San Bernardino she returned to school in 1957 attending the University of California Riverside, graduating in 1959 and attaining her teaching credential in 1960. For the next twenty-two years she taught elementary school in the San Bernardino Unified School District. After retirement she and Wally traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, but they especially enjoyed their many summers spent in their trailer on Big Bear Lake where they fished, walked and enjoyed the leisure time gained from the fruits of their many years of labor. They were passionate regulars for many years at the various sports games of their sons and grandsons, from pee-wee football through high school football and baseball. Billie will be greatly missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. Her great intellect, her passion for life and for her family set her apart. She will be passing on into the next life beloved by all. Billie\'s memorial service and burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetery, alongside her husband on Wednesday November 24 at 10:30 AM, Staging Area 3.



Bobby Hoffman

Bobby Hoffman, 82, of Simi Valley passed away after a long battle with lung cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010., His wife, Janis, preceded him in death. They were married for 51 years. Bob is survived by his five children: Cynthia Stone, Carrie Kittinger, Debbie Benedict, Willis Hoffman and Lonnie Walgren; 13 grandchildren: Hollie, Willis, Danielle, Jessica, Lindsay, Dana, Katelyn, Dianne, Anna, Emily, John, Jacob and Jane; one great-grandson, Dillon, and another one on the way., Bob was born on Aug. 15, 1928 in Los Angeles. He attended high school in Henderson, Nev. As a teenager he appeared in the movie Knute Rockne playing football with Ronald Reagan. After proudly serving his country in the Korean War he met and married his wife Janis. They moved to Simi Valley in 1964 where they raised their children., Bob worked in Santa Monica for many years as a superintendent for a plastic mold company. He then went to work for the City of Simi Valley as a plant operator for the Public Works Department. Bob really enjoyed working for the City and retired at the age of 62. Bob spent many summers in Oregon with his cousins where he once caught a 42-pound salmon. He also loved to take his children and grandchildren to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm so he could ride the roller coasters. He loved the Disney character Goofy and he loved being "goofy" and making his kids laugh. He also loved reading and watching westerns., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Simi Valley Community Church at 2000 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley. Viewing will be prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home, our family helping yours, 581-3800.



Bonnie Innes Wiley

Bonnie Innes Wiley, 80, passed on Friday, Nov. 12 In Oxnard. She was born on Oct. 12, 1930 in Oklahoma City, Okla., Through the years she worked as a newspaper reporter and legal secretary, and settled in Thousand Oaks for nearly 30 years earning an Associate of Arts degree from Moorpark College. Bonnie was victorious in life, an inspiration to many and a generous friend to all before, and during her retirement to Granite Shoals, Texas to spend time with family and friends., Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Burton Wiley, and son, Barry Wiley, and is survived by her son, Stephen Wiley, and sister, Elizabeth Gentry., A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Old Meadows Community Center, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. Any contributions should be made in Bonnie Wiley's name to the , 80 North Wood Road, Suite 302, Camarillo, CA 93010. Arrangements were made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Thousand Oaks, 230-2800.



Brian Marsh

Brian Trevor Marsh, 39 of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away on November 12, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was born on July 13, 1971 to William Douglas Marsh Sr. and Mavis Marsh in Indio, Calif. He married Amber Johnson on March 27, 2009 in Palm Springs, Calif. He was the manager for Circle K for eleven years. He is survived by his wife, Amber Marsh of Palm Desert; children, Kendra Johnson and Anthony Johnson, both of Palm Desert; siblings, Penny Sumler of Little Rock, Ark., Kimberly Slamen and Charlene Marsh, both of Palm Desert, and William Douglas Marsh, Jr. of Loma Linda, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Douglas Marsh Sr. and Mavis Marsh. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.



Bruce Peterson

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REDLICH, CAROL Age 81, Holocaust Survivor, owner of Lori's Art Gallery for over 30 years in Woodland Hills, survived by her loving family, husband for over 59 years Norman, daughters Fawn and Michele and grandsons Jason and Evan. Funeral Services, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday (today), November 23, Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills. In lieu of flowers kindly make donations to the United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. 20024. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, 800.710.7100




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Cameron Scott Silva

A parent's worst nightmare has begun. Your son is late coming home, your calls go unanswered. Then in the early morning hours you get that dreaded phone call that something awful has happened. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time and in the blink of an eye his life is over. You keep hoping and praying that it's all just a bad dream but these prayers will go unanswered., At the young age of twenty Cameron Scott Silva, son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and a good friend to many has been taken from us by a senseless, violent and tragic act. In the blink of an eye his life is over. He will not have the chance to marry and have children of his own. To raise a family, have a normal and happy life and grow old with his loved ones. But he is now safe from harm and in a better place. He left this world on Nov. 16, 2010 - three years to the day that his beloved grandmother, Minnie Schooler, had passed on., Cameron lived at home with his mother, Sally Silva, father, Rick Silva and two brothers, Will and Austin. He graduated from Vacaville High School in 2008. He had previously worked at Nike in the factory stores and had just started a new job at Best Buy. He liked his new job and was enjoying life with his girlfriend, Sarah Berkheimer. They were planning a life together, but all those hopes and dreams have been cut short., Cameron encompassed all our hearts, deep and fully. He knew how to love and was a warm and giving person. Cameron was the sunshine of all our lives, loved by everyone; family and friends. He was brilliant, naturally athletic, mechanical, an artist and an all around special person. Nothing can take his place; he will live on forever in our hearts and memories., He is survived by his mother and father, Sally and Rick Silva; brothers, Will and Austin; paternal grandmother, Ellen DeLege; many aunts and uncles, Mary Jane Schooler (Nana), Nancy Martinez, Al and Connie Martinez, Jeff Schooler, Joe Schooler, Rob and Alicia Silva, Ron Silva, Rachelle and Steven Bourne, Marilyn and George Perrone; cousins, Joshua Schooler, Michele and Ivan Werblow, Michael Martinez, Jamie Lynn Schooler, Sydney Bourne, Cody Silva, Preston Silva, Mason Silva, Phillip Perrone; and numerous extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Minnie Schooler; uncle, Larry Martinez; and paternal grandfather, Richard (Dick) Silva., Let us all "celebrate" Cameron's life. Hopefully we can take something positive from his short life and tragic passing. Make sure you tell your children how much you care about them and that you LOVE THEM on a regular basis. Nothing is certain in this life and you never know when it might be the last chance you get to express your feelings!, Services are pending and will be announced at a later date., A Cameron Scott Silva Memorial Fund has been set up at Bank of the West, 330 Davis Street, Vacaville, Calif., 95688.,




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Carl Glassman

Carl Glassman, Resident of Mountain View, Age 87, Carl is survived by his wife, Julie Glassman, daughter Eileen Bettman, son-in-law Roger, grandchildren Justin and Sarah, and his grand dog Phillie., Memorial will be held at 2 PM on Tues., 11/23, at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.



Carl W. Weddle Jr.

Passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Kaiser Hospital in Roseville, CA at the age of 64. He was born in Marysville, CA on April 5, 1946 to Carl and Margaret Underwood Weddle. He and his wife Ruby resided in Olivehurst, CA. He was the Pastor of the Marysville First Assembly of God Church for 12 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and reading. Pastor Weddle is survived by his wife Ruby Weddle of Olivehurst; a son Carl W. Weddle III and his wife Jeannette of Detroit, MI; two sisters, JoAnn Roper of Paris, Arkansas and Betty Faye Chapman of Las Vegas, NV. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Carl W. Weddle IV and Julieanna Lorene Weddle of Detroit, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Margaret Weddle. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 1PM at Ullrey Memorial Chapel at 817 Almond St., Yuba City, followed by burial at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter. Memorial Contributions can be made to Cancer Research or the, . Send Condolences at



Carla Fay Narvy (In Memoriam)

Narvy, Carla Fay 8/14/1970 - 11/25/2009 A delicate balance between mighty opposites: A fierce fighter and a delicate dreamer, unapologetic in Victorian Black. An actress in Hollywood for many years, she relocated to San Francisco, where she parlayed her grit into an unswerving devotion to social causes.



Carmela Rocco Collins

Carmela Rocco Collins (Lina), 88, of Oxnard, passed away peacefully in her home, with family at her side, on 16 November, 2010., She was born in Naples, Italy, to Agostino and Maria Rocco, on 27 November, 1921. She met the love of her life, Orion Oxley Collins (Pete), who was in the US Army, during WWII. They married on August 5, 1945 and she followed him to America in 1946, crossing the Atlantic on a two week voyage. She landed at Ellis Island, NY on May 17. Being married to a military man, she moved frequently, living in England, Iowa, Chicago, Barstow, Seattle, San Antonio and El Paso., After the untimely death of her husband in 1965, she settled in Oxnard, CA, to raise their five children ages 3 to 18 and to be near her sister and brother-in-law, Assunta (Susie) and Richard Pratt and their family. They were later joined by their older sister, Anna Rocco who came from Italy. The "Three Italian Girls" lived life to the fullest and always put their families first. Because she believed the kitchen was the heart of the home, there were many gatherings in Lina's kitchen. Cooking from scratch, the Italian trio would work all day to make our favorite Italian dishes like gnocchi, Bolognese, calamari, Genovese, fried pizza, and many, many more. No meal was ever served without Lina's favorite food, bread., Never re-marrying, she devoted her life to raising her five children, and babysitting her beloved grandchildren. She was always helping others and gave to many causes. One of her favorites was St. Jude's Hospital. Lina was always thankful that her children and grandchildren were healthy., Being a devout Catholic, she rarely missed Sunday mass at St. Anthony's and regularly watched the Pope's mass from Rome on TV. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America until she could no longer drive. The Holidays are coming but they will never be the same. We will all miss her dearly., She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete; her parents, Agostino and Maria; her brother Raffaele; her brother-in-law, Dick; and her sisters Anna and Susie., She is survived by her children Annamaria Chaparro (Richard), Robert Collins (Judy), Michael Collins (Lisa), John Collins (Celine), Steven Collins (Michele), and eleven loving grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews both in the U.S. and Italy. "Bisogna navigare secondi il vento" (As the wind blows, so you must set your sail)., Visitation for Carmela will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. with Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 at Santa Clara Mortuary, 2370 North H St., Oxnard. Memories and sharing will take place from 9:15 to 10 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Saturday Nov.27 at Santa Clara Mortuary. Burial will take place at Santa Clara Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association. Memories and condolences may be sent to the Collins Family at www.santaclaramortuary.com Santa Clara Mortuary 805-485-5757



Charles "Chuck" Faulkner

November 8, 1933 - October 27, 2010 Husband to Wilma of Anderson and father to Kurt and Lynette. He was an outdoorsman - particularly fond of fishing. He spent time visiting rivers, streams, and lakes in the western United States. After many years as a Systems Analyst/Management Consultant, he opened several dry cleaning plants both in the Bay Area, and later in Redding. In his time off, you could find him tending to his vegetable garden, or on Lake Shasta, fishing pole in hand, with his family and his dogs by his side. He was a loving, caring man, with a sense of humor that was appreciated by all. He will be missed, but we know he has moved on to a place where he can forever say...Gone Fishing. We love you, Dad. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com



Charles Edward Morgan

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



Charles Jerry Carmack

Charles Jerry Carmack peacefully left us on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 in Ventura., Charles was born Aug. 30, 1934 in Fort Smith, Arkansas before moving to Oxnard in 1945. As a 65-year resident of Ventura County he attended Oxnard High School, Ventura College, and the Pacific Coast Banking School at UW. He, Mr. "C" worked for the Bank of A. Levy 35 years, retiring as a Corporate Officer in 1996, while dedicating 22 years of service to the USNR. He was a 48-yr. member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks club (Oxnard), past President Navy League, and member of the Knights of Columbus., Charles first and foremost love was his family, but he also enjoyed playing golf, cribbage, and the annual family trips to Yosemite (Dad loved being with us in Yosemite). After retirement he truly enjoyed the freedom of travel and cruise ships with Mom., Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy; children, Melissa Majesky (Monty), of Palmdale, Michelle Maxwell (Brian), of Ventura, and Scott of Tuscon; sister Gayle, brothers John and Tom; Seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; He was predeceased by his parents John and Lorena, and brother Gary., Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Santa Clara Church in Oxnard., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com



Charles Melvin Cordell

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Christine Nova Klinge

Christine Nova Klinge, 89, passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord on Oct. 29. She died of natural causes in Davis, Calif., Christine was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in McHue, Ark., to William Edgar and Nova Patterson Pasley., She was raised and attended school in Arkansas until her family moved to Vacaville, Calif. With the breakout of World War II, she began her career in the food service industry at Peter Pan Fountain in Vallejo, Calif., lived for a time in Long Beach, and then returned to Vallejo at long-remembered restaurants Bob's Place, Pat's Restaurant, Renfro's and the Golden Bubble., In 1955, she married the late Andy Klinge and raised her family in Vallejo. She was one of Vallejo's leading citizens for many years and contributed her time unselfishly as president of the Committee to build Vallejo General Hospital, as president of the Cooper School PTA, as president of the Vallejo High School Marching Band Boosters, and as a long-standing member of the First Presbyterian Church., She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Hattie Irene Crawford and Thomas Pasley, both of Dixon, Calif., and William Pasley of Vacaville., She was loved and will be missed by her sister, Luella Guaydacan of Dixon, Calif.; her children and grandchildren, John, Michelle, Spencer and Garrett Klinge of Oak Park, Calif., and Andrea Klinge of Fresno, Calif.; and numerous nephews and nieces., During the later years of her life, Christine was blessed with the constant care of her favorite niece and "guardian angel," Faye Leclair of Davis, Calif., A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 North Jefferson St., Dixon, Calif. The service will be led by Pastor Cathy Morris. There will be a private family burial., In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dixon United Methodist Church in her name.,



Christopher Giovanni Felli

Christopher Giovanni Felli passed away November 17, 2010, he was 20 years old. He was born November 8th, 1990. He attended Gold Ridge Elementary and Tech High School. Chris was looking forward to attending SRJC in pursuit of becoming a veterinarian technician. Chris' love and compassion for others started at a very young age and he touched many with his warm and giving spirit. Throughout his life Chris found joy in the simple things in life; hanging out with his friends, playing video games, riding his bike, and spending quiet time with family and his pets. Compassion often compelled Chris into action: handing out umbrellas and jackets to those in need on rainy days to caring for animals of all kinds. He lived his life with the strong belief in diversity and the acceptance of others. Chris loved nature and his compassion and love for all fueled his spiritual beliefs. Chris will be so lovingly missed by his mother, Bernadetta Felli of Rohnert Park; grandmother, Dianne Felli of Rohnert Park; uncles Andrew Felli of Grass Valley, Anthony Felli of Springfield Virginia, and Nalani Felli of Rohnert Park; father Chris Moore of Chico; Chris' extended family of childhood friends; and his faithful companions Ranimal and Mr. T. A Celebration of Christopher's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday November 24th at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, Rohnert Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chris Felli Memorial Fund at Cross & Crown Lutheran Church in Rohnert Park, to be distributed to local causes close to Chris' heart. May his spirit walk with us....



Clifford Ellis Edwards

In loving memory of Clifford Ellis, Edwards, 11/28/1938 - 11/25/2009, In loving memory of Clifford Ellis Edwards, born November 28,1938 passed on November 25,2009 in Roseburg, Oregon after a short illness., He and his family lived many years in Colfax and was in business for 35 years. He left his wife Lois of 49 years and children, Brenda Williams of Applegates, Thomas of Montana, Pamela Johnson of Colfax and Susan Buchanan of Oregon, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren., He is missed very much by all.



Cole, Donald Stewart

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Donald Stewart Cole of Lodi went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2010. Donald was born to Loren and Evelyn Cole on .....



Cornelius "Cornie" Koelewyn

Cornelius (Cornie) Koelewyn, 81, peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family on November 16, 2010., Born March 28, 1929 to Steven and Lutje Koelewyn, originally of Holland, he was a life-long resident of Kings County. He worked as a Dairyman for 33 years., On April 14, 1950 he married the love-of-his-life, Wanda Huffman. Together they had three sons, Don, Rick and Darryl., He was a life-long member of the Hanford Christian Reformed Church. He will always be remembered for his love for his Lord and Savior, his wife, and family. He treasured his time with his family every Sunday afternoon., He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Wanda; sons: Don, and wife, Deanna, Rick, and wife, Lori, and Darryl, and wife, Candi; eight grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Steven Koelewyn, and his sister, Marie Veendendaal. He was preceded in death by his brother, John S. Koelewyn, and sister, Grace Luksemburg., Graveside Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, November 22 at the Grangeville Cemetery in Armona., A Memorial Service will be held at the Hanford Christian Reformed Church at 11 a.m., on Monday, November 22., In lieu of flowers, you may contribute in his name to Hanford Christian School, 11948 Flint Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230., Condolences may be made at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford.



Cyril Edward Chamberlain

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DATO, Desiree Lynn

DATO, Desiree Lynn Went to home to Jesus on 11-18-10 at 8:50 pm at the young age of 48. Through God's grace she passed peacefully at home. She had been battling breast cancer for 2 years. Desiree met her husband Frank in Santa Barbara when they were 15 yrs old and have been together ever since. Their eternal love for each other was visible through all eyes. If you were privileged to know her,



DEATH NOTICES: November 23, 2010

BURKHART, Gary A.: 65; of Carpinteria; died Nov. 19; burial to be held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto; arrangements by McDermott Crockett Mortuary. HOLENDA, Sheila: 48; of Santa Maria; died Nov. 13; arrangements by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura. NELSON, Dale: 87; of Goleta; died Nov. 16; arrangements by Coast Cities Cremations, Ventura.




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July 18, 1911 - November 17, 2010 The Lord called Del home November 17 at the age of 99 after a very brief stay at the Mercy Hospital in Merced. She was born in Madison KS to Anton and Johanna Recek and was the youngest of 11 children. She met her husband and lifetime mate in Sanger, CA. at the age of 15 and married Henry Choate March 11, 1928. Henry preceded her in death in 1983. They were an inseparable couple for 55 years working together side by side on the family dairy farm in Merced. They shared a love for horses, hunting and most of all dancing. They were residents of Merced since 1945 but spent 28 years at Circle Hot Springs Alaska where Del worked at the resort hotel as head housekeeper in addition to her job as the mail carrier to the outlying areas. In the summers they moved into the primitive cabin they built that had no indoor plumbing. She was a true pioneer lady. Her hobbies included making hundreds of Christmas ornaments for family and friends as well as yarn covered clothes hangers and numerous crocheted afghans. She loved playing bingo with her friends at the Merced Elks Lodge. When Halloween rolled around she always loved to dress up in the most unique costumes that her daughter Marlene made for her. She belonged to the Wonder Walkers, a group of ladies that took weekly walks, the Seniors Club, the Widows club and attended the Christian Church of the Valley. She spent her summers in Steamboat Springs CO with her daughter Lois and family. She is survived by her daughters Marlene Mitchell (Mitch) Lois Pollard (Ron) and 5 grandchildren Nanette Saunders (Robert) Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Denice Correia (Ron) Auburn CA, Tracy Mitchell (Donald Haley) Merced, Kim Brown (Cal) Southlake TX, Scott Pollard Lakewood CO.Her great Grandchildren are Pfc Marissa Magnano (Travis) Ft Bragg NC, Ryan Correia, Auburn, CA, Kaeley & Kenady Brown, Southlake, TX, one great-great granddaughter Alayna Magnano, Ft Bragg, NC and many nieces and nephews. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be Wed. Nov 24th at 11:30 am at the Christian Church of the Valley at the corner of E. 22nd & Cherry Ave. in Merced. Burial will take place the following week at the Garden of Memories in Salinas CA where she will join her beloved Henry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Merced Elks Lodge at 1910 M Street. Merced CA 95340 "Support the Troops" in memory of Del Choate who was a great contributor to our military troops.




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Dan Felger

Felger, Dan April 19, 1930 - November 19, 2010 Dan Felger lost his courageous battle against Merkel Cell carcinoma on November 19th, 2010. He passed away peacefully with his wife, Carolyn, his children and grandchildren by his side. Dan was born in 1930 in Los Angeles, California. Dan was very much a family man, and a successful real estate developer. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a graduate of UCLA. Much could be written about his passion for life, his love for tennis and his lifelong passion for fishing. Dan especially loved his long range tuna fishing trips. He was a member of the Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club, joining in it's founding year of 1950. He helped guide the LARRC to become one of the leading sport fishing clubs in California. Dan lived his life with class, hard work, generosity, integrity and love. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Dan is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, brother Richard (Silke), son Brad Felger (Valerie), daughter Tracy Rosberg (Michael), step-son Donal MacAdam (Robin), step-daughter Karen Moureaux, cousin Nancy Israel, grandchildren Danielle, Hailey, Katie, Megan, Miles, Miken, Holden, Wyatt, Cassidy and great-grandchildren Ivorie and Dominique. A celebration of Dan's life will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club Foundation.



David B. Gutierrez

David B. Gutierrez, 48 passed away on Thursday November 11, 2010 in Granada Hills., David was born June 23, 1962 in Thousand Oaks, California and was a resident of Ventura County for 35 years. David was employed at Vons of Granada Hills for 30 years. In High school he enjoyed playing Football for Thousand Oaks High School Football team., David is survived by his father Raul Gutierrez, Mother Ellie Pope, Brother Steven Gutierrez and Sister Susan Falwell (Derik)., A service will be held Tuesday November 23, 2010, 11 a.m. at the Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 101 East Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks with Bill Niklas officiating., Arrangements were made with the assistance of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Thousand Oaks. (805) 230-2800



David George Stachowitz

A lifelong resident of Torrance passed away November 15, 2010. He was born December 19, 1959. He attended Nativity Catholic School and Torrance High School. He worked at Mobil Oil and later transitioned into construction. He was preceded in death by his father, George Stachowitz. He is survived by his son, Jonathan Stachowitz of Huntington Beach; mother, Joan Stachowitz, sister, Linda Plaza (Stachowitz); life partner, Vickie Fasani; brother-in-law, Carlos Plaza, of Torrance; and nephews, Carlos, David and Edward Plaza. David was a great carpenter / handyman who never turned down a request from family and friends for use of his many skills. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of bowling but mostly for his generous and kind heart which gave out much too soon. The viewing was held on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary in Torrance. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Nativity Catholic Church in Torrance. The interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at



Delbert Henry Pilliard

Delbert Henry Pilliard, 97, of Vacaville died on Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Fairfield. He was born in Auburn, Calif. on Feb. 15, 1913., A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum. Father James Church will be officiating., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.



Delpha M. "Del" McKenney

Entered into eternal rest on November 16, 2010. Del was born July 22, 1930 in Carson City, MI to August and Ina Heil. She married John Sladovnik and had two children Roger Sladovnik and Star Hamson, both from the east coast. Del divorced and moved to Santa Rosa where she met and married Alan R. (Dick) McKenney. They traveled abroad and the US for 15 years. Dick passed away in 2008. Del is survived by son Roger (Charlene) Sladovnik, Sparta, MI, daughter Star Hamson, South Carolina; step-daughter Lori Morgan of WA; sister Dee (Frank) Robinson, Santa Rosa and brother Richard (Shirley) Heil of Lansing, MI; and half-brother Grerg Heil, of Virginia Beach, WV. Graveside Service to be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23rd, Shiloh Cemetery, 7130 Windsor Rd., Windsor, CA.



Dennis Stephenson

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Dianne E. Jorgensen

Dianne E. Jorgensen, 58, of Big Bend died Monday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444). 



Dolores Evon Kupka

Kupka, Dolores Evon February 27, 1923 - October 30, 2010 Amazing Avon Lady Dolores Kupka died 10/30/10 from complications due to surgery. A wonderful wife, magnificent mom and astounding Avon seller, Dolores was born in Baker, Minnesota and settled in Inglewood Calif in 1942 where she married Ernest Kupka and raised 3 children. She is survived by her 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 'kittie'. Dolores is currently selling Avon to Angels.



Domitila "Tillie" Martinez

Domitila was a resident of Petaluma for the past 30 years. She died Sunday, November 14, 2010 from a long illness at the age of 87. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by all her family. Domitila was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 24, 1923. Prior to moving to Petaluma, she lived in San Francisco then South San Francisco, where she raised her family. She is survived by her loving husband Isaias; adoring daughters, Gloria Martinez Asaro and husband Kurt Fillmore, daughter Viola Lopez and husband Jim Lopez, daughter Marie Dyer and husband Robert Dyer; beloved grandchildren, Matthew Asaro and fiancée Julie Snogles, Devario Lopez, Andrea Garcia and husband Michael Garcia, Desiderio Lopez, Adriana Lopez, Miguel Chavez and Francisco Chavez; one sister, Lourdes Roybal; numerous nieces and nephews; caring in laws and special friends who knew her and loved her. A celebration mass will be held in her honor, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at St. James Church in Petaluma, CA. She will be buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.



Donald H. Kupfer

Kupfer, Donald H. 4 Oct 1918 - 20 Nov 2010 Donald H. Kupfer died 20 November 2010 at Powell, WY from complications due to his age of 92. The son of Cyril and Mildred (Cortelyou) Kupfer, he was born October 4, 1918 in Los Angeles, CA. He attended St Paul Catholic School, Mount Vernon Jr. High School, and Los Angeles High School. He received degrees in geology from Cal Tech (BA - 1940), and UCLA (MA - 1942), and Yale (Ph.D. - 1951). During WWII he was an ensign in the USNR, serving in Hawaii and Okinawa. Dr. Kupfer was primarily a "field" geologist, mapping the geology in many parts of California, Arizona, and Colorado, mainly for the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). He met his wife, Romaine (Littlefield), who was also a geologist, at the USGS in Washington DC, where they were married on June 7, 1952. (They used the sword of Major John Wesley Powell, after whom the city of Powell, WY is named, to cut their wedding cake.) They were then transferred to Claremont, CA, to assist in the mapping of the borate deposits of the Mojave Desert region. In 1955 the family (now with 2 young children, Madeleine and John) moved to Baton Rouge where Dr. Kupfer was a professor of geology for 25 years at Louisiana State University. While at LSU he became a specialist in the structure of salt domes, mapping in all six Louisiana underground salt mines as well as studying salt deposits around the world. After retiring from LSU Geology Department in 1980, he became a salt-mine consultant, specializing in safe-mining practices and the potential use of salt domes for the storage of radioactive "waste" materials. He and Romaine retired to Canon City, CO in 1983, where they became active in several local organizations. In 2002 he and Romaine moved to Powell, WY to be near their daughter and grandchildren. At the time of his death, he had published over 50 scientific papers, many in major scientific journals. Donald Kupfer is survived by his wife, and two children [John Kupfer in Orange, CA; Madeleine Van Epps in Powell, WY] and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents (above), sister Madeleine, and brother Robert, all of Los Angeles, CA. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a favorite charity or the Salvation Army.




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Donald Robert Frayer

Departed this life on November 19, 2010, peacefully and surrounded by his family, he was 81. Born in Pontiac MI, he was the son of the late Robert and Gertrude Frayer long time owners of Frayer`s Appliances in Pontiac MI. At the time of his death he resided in Sonoma, CA. where he was known to many as "Gramps", "The Hot Dog Man on Broadway", and "MacArthur". Don grew up during the depression in Pontiac and in his opinion nobody could of had a happier childhood or a better place to live. He loved to work even as a kid, shoveling driveways, raking leaves, sweeping the corner grocery store, stocking shelves, he took great pride always being able to find a job and doing that job well. He attended Pontiac High School were he played football and hooky, he was also a talented Golden Gloves Boxer. Don married his first and only love Shirley Reid after High School. They were married at The First Congregational Church of Pontiac where they remained members until their move to Sonoma. Don and Shirley soon started their family and he started the first of many businesses Butch`s Drive - In. His true calling came when working for his parents at the appliance store. It was apparent Don was a salesman. He was a regional sales rep for Crown Appliances and Pioneer Furniture. He owned Don Frayer`s Home Furnishings, Don Frayer`s Upholstery a business both his sons learned and carry on in their own shops. Don was the advertising sales director for the Pontiac Times newspaper. He worked for Kirby vacuums eventually becoming a regional sales manager. He started Savings Today coupon books with his brother Clarence in Florida and then moved with that and his wife Shirley to Sonoma 25 years ago. There were many sidelines along the way including training and managing amateur and professional boxers, a passion of his. Don also loved to cook and entertain, he was the life of any party. His last business Gramp`s Coney Island Hot Dogs brought him full circle back to Butch`s and hot dogs. He loved hanging on the corner, feeding and meeting the people of Sonoma. A stroke sidelined him 10 years ago but he never lost his great spirit and sense of humor. Don is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 62 years Shirley. He was the best of fathers to daughters Cathy Frayer of Sonoma, and Carol (Dave) Shemanski of Coeur d Alene ID., his sons Robert Frayer and his partner Gary Partridge, and John Frayer of Sonoma. Don will also be missed by his brothers Clarence (Susan) Frayer, Leon (Nancy) Frayer and sister Linda (Don) Fraser all of Sarasota FL. He was the loving grandfather of Michael (Jamie) Kassarjian, Jackie (Josh) Hill, Joe Shemanski and Mallory Frayer; and the great grandfather of Logan and Mason Kassarjian and Sophia and Michael Hill. Also his friend and caregiver Chand Kumar. Don leaves behind many friends, unforgettable stories and treasured memories filled with laughter and love and absolutely no regrets. Cremation has taken place by Duggans Mission Chapel and a gathering will be held at a later date. At this time of year and all through the year the family asks that you think of your neighbors in need and contribute what you can to Fish , Meals on Wheels or any local food bank.



Doris Virginia (Springer) Olsen

Doris Virginia (Springer) Olsen passed away peacefully in Vacaville on Friday, Nov. 19. She was born in Portland, Ore., on Dec. 6, 1915, the youngest child of George W. and Flora Elizabeth (Coss) Springer. After graduating from the University of Oregon in Eugene with a BA in journalism, she joined the U.S. Army's first company of women when the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was organized at the outset of World War II. She later transferred to the Women's Army Corps, where she was ultimately promoted to the rank of captain and served as a recruiter and a personal affairs officer. During the infrastructure building boom following the war and the end of her military career, she worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation in Sacramento., It was then that she married career Air Force pilot Maj. (Ret) Theodore G. Olsen and traveled with her soon-to-become family of four children. She moved to Vacaville in 1957 when her husband transferred to Travis Air Force Base after tours in Guam and Hawaii., She is survived by those children: daughter, Ingrid and her husband John Lodin of Concord; daughter, Nancy A. Olsen of Vacaville; daughter, Deborah and her husband James Moehrke of Vacaville; and son, Theodore G. Olsen and his wife Colleen Carr of La Mesa., In addition to raising her family, her career included work with the Girl Scouts of America in Yolo and Solano counties, the Vallejo chapter of the American Red Cross, and 17 years with the Social Services departments of Solano and Contra Costa counties. She was active in Vacaville's Community Presbyterian Church and volunteered for many years with the Vaca FISH program. She lived a full life and was particularly proud of being poet laureate of the Mythmakers, a creative writing group at Vacaville's McBride Senior Center, as well as her book of poetry, "Now and Then: My Symphony," published in 2009., She is also survived by eight grandchildren: R. Joseph Mesta, Crestview, Fla.; Katrina Buehrer Salas, Martinez; Melanie Buehrer Buck, Vallejo; Audrey Mesta Whirlow, Berkeley; Benjamin DiRenzo, Thousand Oaks; Nicholas DiRenzo, Boulder, Colo.; Ted Moehrke, Vacaville; and Stuart Olsen, La Mesa; and soon to be eight great-grandchildren., She will be missed by her family and her many life-long friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., in Vacaville. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546; www.mccunechapel.com.,



Dorothy Jean Paulsell

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Edwin Lee Rose Passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 2, 2010. He was born Jan. 25, 1947 in NYC to Harry and Elizabeth Rosenzweig. He graduated from, and moved to the Bay Area to spend the next 40 years. He loved to write books on Astrology, share his insights and humor with all, travel with his family, walk his dog Duke and hike in the beautiful hills of Marin. He is survived by his wife Wendy, 16 year old daughter Heather, his mom Elizabeth, mother-in-law Dorothy, brother Howard, sister Valerie, (Conrad), and other family members. We all miss him very much. A Celebration of his life is Sunday, November 28th at 2:00 pm, Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse, 267 Buena Vista, MV. In lieu of flowers, donations to FBO Heather Rose Education Fund #6275266994 Wells Fargo.




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Earline Noble

Passed away on November 16, 2010. Beloved wife of the late James Joseph Noble; loving mother of Pamela Noble of Santa Rosa, Cathy Jacobson and husband Barry of Minneapolis, MN, Patti Asbra and husband Bill of Millbrae, Abigail Guanella and husband Rick of Santa Rosa; grandmother of Scott (Kim), Amy (Sebastian), Luke (Rosa), Lisa (Steve), Ray (Kirsten), Melissa, Jacqueline (Garrett); great grandmother of Stephan, Sheldon, Lacey, Tyler, Nick, Lucas, Haley, Emily, Lily, Jaclyn, Janessa, Joseph, Breanne and Lucas. A native of Texas, age 84. Earline was a former member of The Assistance League of Sonoma County and the Cow Belles, and she prided herself on being a wonderful homemaker and caring for her family. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse at The Orchard, 1945 Piner Road, Santa Rosa. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association, Redwood Empire Branch, 115 Talbot Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 707-525-3730



Edith Norton

Edith Dorothea Norton passed away suddenly in her home of natural causes November 5, 2010. She was born April 25, 1923 to Rudolph and Maude Oehlmann who started Manzana Products, the last apple processor still in business in Sebastopol. Edith was still serving on the board of directors at the time of her death. Edith graduated from Analy High School, SRJC and UC Berkeley. She was a longtime member of the Saturday Afternoon Club, PEO and several bridge clubs. She met her late husband Howard Norton at Elementary School in Sebastopol. They were married in 1945. Edith is survived by her son Richard, daughter-in-law Eva Norton, grandsons Michael and Patrick Norton; son Douglas Norton and grandsons Russell and Mitchell Norton; and her son Michael L. and daughter-in-law Bonnie Norton of Williamsburg, VA. In keeping with her wishes, a small family service was held in her honor.



Edith ORT

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Edna Jeannette (Silva) Guillen

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



Edward Charles Hamm

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



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Elaine Celia Ackenback

Elaine Celia Ackenback passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010 at home in Harbor City surrounded by her family. Elaine was a native of San Pedro, California, born on Wednesday, September 30, 1936. She resided in Groves, Texas for a period of time, then she returned to her native California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Finwick Simon and Vivian Marshall. Elaine is survived by her children, Charlotte Castro and Kim and Lyn Ackenback; her brother, Steve Bacich; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and remembered by her loved ones. There will be a graveside service at Green Hills Memorial on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Please sign the guest book at



Eleanor Julia Reyer

Eleanor Julia Reyer (nee Burke) born November 25, 1912 passed away on November 14., Born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Miles and Mary Burke, Eleanor is survived by Son Lawrence, of Glendora, N.J., daughter Jane McGovern(Lawrence), of Westlake Village, Calif., Brother Tom Burke (Cass) of Wildwood, N.J., sister-in-laws: Betty Burke, Peggy Burke, Claire Licolli, Cass Knauf., grandchildren Jennifer Craig (Joe), Jill Ortiz (Steve) Matthew Reyer (Jodi), Mike McGovern (Laurie), and great- grandchildren: Lauren, Kristina, Ashley, Cameron, Brianna, Veronica, Ryan, Madison, Aubrey and Brady, as well as many nieces and nephews., Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, brothers: Phil, Myles, Mike, sisters: Marguerite and Mary. Eleanor has resided in the loving care of Mary Health of the Sick for the past 2 years., A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 19, at 10 a.m. at Stella Maris Catholic Church, Philadelphia, Pa. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Stella Maris Church. Internment at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery immediately following the service. A memorial service will be held in Newbury Park at a later date., In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Eleanors memory to Mary Health of the Sick 2929 Theresa Drive, Newbury Park, Ca. 91320 (805- 498-3644)



Eleanor Winans

ELEANOR WINANS JUL 13, 1928 - NOV 20, 2010 Eleanor Margret Michalec-Winans aka Abby'' , 82 years old. Formerly of Delhi/Modesto. Recently of Lodi. Mom went home to be with our Lord and Savior on November 20th 2010 in Lodi Ca., with her family at her side. Born July 13th 1928 in Deming New Mexico to Frank and Julia Michalec. She enjoyed reading the Bible and watching Christian TV programs. Abby was an avid reader. She enjoyed geography, world news, politics and gardening. She is survived by her Best Friend and Daughter Janet (Mike) Honea, Son Mike (Cathy) Bowerman. Brothers Benny Michalec, Jerry Michalec, Victor Michalec. Grandchildren Brandie and Ryan Laudel, Jennifer and Kevin Rich, Bert and Mandy Bowerman, Christina Bowerman, Kama Bowerman. Great Grandchildren Cyndal Bettencourt, Ryan Laudel jr, Caden Laudel, Alysa Rich, Katelyn Rich, Carrie Moss, Cody Bowerman, Samuel Bowerman, Conner Quashnick, Bryan Moss and Joshua Cary. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Julia Michalec, husband Paul Winans, son Robert Bowerman, Daughter Janice Hantz. Sisters Hermina Carroll, Sophie Green and Mary Hanson, grandson Ryan Bowerman. Celebration of Life is Saturday November 27th 10am with viewing on Friday, November 26th from 4-8 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson Ca. Guest book available online at:, www.hughsonlakewood.com



Elizabeth "Jayne" Massey

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Elizabeth Torres (Featured)

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:



Ernest H. Glaser

Ernest H. Glaser, 78, of Burney died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444). 



Eugene Downing 1932-2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

In loving memory of Eugene Dudley Downing, a memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, 2 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95  



F. Max Sitter

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GONZALEZ, FLORA R. Poway 1/13/1911 - 11/17/2010 11/26/2010 12:00pm Garden Chapel Greenwod Mortuary 264-3131 




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Filemon R. Dominguez

FILEMON R. DOMINGUEZ JUL 14, 1938 - NOV 19, 2010 Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, 11/23/10 at 1:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderqust Rd. Turlock with interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Flora Teijeiro

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Francisca Lugo "Bancha" Perez

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



Francisco G. Ortiz

Francisco G. Ortiz, age 88, of Oxnard, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2010. Francisco was one of 11 children born on May 2, 1922 to Pascasio and Juana Garcia Ortiz in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico., He moved to Oxnard in 1948 and worked for Chevere Produce for many years. Francisco Ortiz lived a long life, surviving all of his brothers and sisters. He lived a simple and peaceful life and made many friends. He was very independent in many ways and enjoyed listening to music. He attended the Wilson Senior Center for many years. Later in his life he enjoyed attending "Entre Amigos" Adult Day Health Care Center where he made more friends., Francisco is preceded in death by his wife of many years, Ruth. He is survived by his son, Rudy; his grandchildren, Matthew, Christy, and Jonathan; his niece, Gladys Dominguez; his nephew, Victor Ortiz; and many other nieces and nephews., Francisco will be greatly missed by his family and will live in God's presence and in the hearts of his loved ones and friends., A rosary will be recited at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at Santa Clara Church in Oxnard. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Cemetery. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.



Francisco Taitague

Francisco "Frank" M. Taitague Francisco "Frank" M. Taitague passed away peacefully on November 20, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 81. Frank was born in Inarajan, Guam on November 5, 1929. Frank had entered into the Air Force and after a distinguished 20-year of service he retired. Frank then continued working at Vandenberg Air Force Base where he finally retired with Martin Marietta as a Missile Technician where he had received many certificates, acknowledgements and awards for his work on the Titan program. After his second retirement, he enjoyed babysitting his grandchildren and playing golf almost daily until the illness took over. Frank is survived by his wife Victoria "Vicki" of 51 years; his children and their spouses: Connie (David) Hollister of Lompoc, Frank Jr. (Gloria) Taitague of Lompoc, and Michael (Maribel) Taitague of Fremont; he also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren: Ashley, Dustin, Colton, Nicholas, Christopher, Megan and Mikko. Services will be at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Mission Hills at 10am on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Full military honors will be provided by the United States Air Force. At the family's request the Rosary and a private graveside ceremony will be for the family. The family requests in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to the Hospice Partners of the Central Coast or the Alzheimer's Association .



Frank Garcia Puerta Sr.

At his request there will be no formal services for Frank Garcia Puerta Sr., 94, of Vacaville. Mr. Puerta was born in Hawaii on Nov. 6, 1916. He passed away on the morning of Nov. 19, in Vacaville. Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.



Gary Paul Kuharich (In Memoriam)

GARY PAUL KUHARICH NOV 28, 1942 - NOV 2, 2010 Gary Paul Kuharich passed away at the age of 67 on Nov. 2nd at his home surrounded by his wife, Sherry and family members. He was born in Richmond, Ca. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Paul Kuharich and his sister, JoAnn DeCoster. He is survived by his wife of 35 yrs., Sherry, mother, Genevieve, and children Joseph, Melinda, Timothy & Gary, and step children, Steven, Cari & Janet. Gary was blessed with eight grandchildren. Gary's true love was painting, working ten yrs. at Livermore Lab and 40 yrs. in the Modesto area. He enjoyed painting because a good coat of paint always made everything look good.'' Gary was loved by all. He will be greatly missed.



Gerald Darwin Oppliger

Gerald Darwin Oppliger, 70, of Redding died Monday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Gerald Pitlock

passed away peacefully in his home in willow Creek, CA November 19th, 2010 with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Los Angeles, California on June 3, 1932. He was raised in Los Angeles with his family until he was 12. At the age of twelve the family relocated to Eureka, CA. He attended local schools where he enjoyed playing the game of football, a sport he enjoyed watching his entire life. He was later drafted into the army and served in the



Gertrude G. Czvik

Gertrude G. Czvik 81, of Yuba City passed away on November 15, 2010. Per her request no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA.



Gingras, Consuelo Quinones

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM

Consuelo Quinones Gingras Resident of Alameda CA Consuelo Gingras was born in Alameda and lived her entire life in the Alameda community. She passed ..... 



Gladys J. (Pounds) Williams

Gladys was born on March 23, 1923 in Porum, Oklahoma to Jess and Mary Pounds. She passed away on November 14, 2010, in Hanford California. Gladys was a resident of Hanford for the past seven years., She is preceded in death by her husband Dale Williams., Gladys is survived by her two sons, Dale Williams of Roseburg, Oklahoma and David Williams of Hanford California; her daughter, Wanda Waddell of Salem, Oregon and as well as her nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and her only brother, Jess Pounds., A Visitation will be held on November 20, 2010 from 9 -11 a.m. with the Funeral Service to follow directly after on November 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Page Funeral Chapel, Selma, California., Arrangements are under the direction of Page Funeral Chapel in Selma.



Gladys Russell

Gladys M. Russell, Resident of San Jose, Oct. 13, 1917-Nov. 19, 2010, Gladys was born on her great Grandfather's Farm in the Ark. Ozarks. She moved to San Jose, Ca. with her family in 1942. Gladys is survived by her husband, Edwin Russell, daughter, Carol Larussa, son Billy Ray Sutterfield, 6 grandchildren, 7 Great-grandchildren. Funeral Service on Wed. Nov. 24th at 10:00 am at DARLING FISCHER in Los Gatos, with burial to follow at Los Gatos Mem. Park.



Gloria L. Johnson

Gloria L. Johnson, Gloria L. Johnson passed away in Santa Maria on November 19, 2010 after an extended illness, but her life is not defined by her long disability but by her abilities before a rare disease destroyed her capacity to communicate., She was born Gloria Lorraine Elliott in Baltimore, Maryland on March 6, 1929 to Flora and Isaac Elliott. They lived in a three-story house in Brooklyn, a suburb of Baltimore., She attended high school in South Baltimore and grew up in a musical family; her mother played piano and her father played a saw using a bow, while Gloria learned to play the electric Hawaiian guitar. She sang in church choirs for over 40 years, and was often featured as a soloist., Her achievements had long been cast by her love of music and a sensitivity to the human condition as expressed in her artwork, china painting, craftwork, poetry and writings. She was ever grateful for the blessings of life and was always aware that all blessings come from the Lord. Her commitment to Christ at the age of thirteen helped to establish the foundation for the hope and joy she experienced in the years to follow. Her faith not only provided stability for the challenges she would face but also touched the lives of many., Gloria leaves behind a loving husband, Alvin, of sixty-one years of marriage, a son Charles (Laurie), a daughter Kathy (David), and a granddaughter, Perry., In death she was surrounded by her husband and the medical staff at Country Oaks Care Center where she has received professional loving care for the past seven years., A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11:00am at the Church of the Nazarene., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Gordon Phillip Hadley

Gordon Phillip Hadley, 79, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 in Westlake Village. He was born in Wheaton, Ill., on July 27, 1931; married Helen Mae Gustafson on Sept. 4, 1952 in Long Beach., Gordon is survived by his wife, Helen; his daughter, Barbara (Guy) Spagnoli of Sandy, Utah; his daughter, Carol (Timothy) Stephens and his grandchildren, Megan and Jake Stephens of Westlake Village., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, Fireside Lounge, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91361., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village. He will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him. Online condolences can be conveyed at www.last-memories.com.



Grace Eldrice Shreve

Grace Eldrice Shreve, 2/5/1922 - 11/14/2010, Grace Eldrice Shreve passed away quietly November 14, 2010 at Auburn Sutter Faith Hospital. She was 88., Born February 5, 1922 in Adolph, West Va. to Wade Hampton and Margaret McCollam Shannon she married her childhood sweetheart Montgomery Shreve in 1943. They traveled the world under the auspices of the U.S. Navy., Mrs. Shreve retired as a housekeeping supervision from El Camino Hospital in Mt. View Calif. and moved to Auburn to be close to family and friends. The great joys of her life were cooking, gardening, family and her dog Frosty., She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ann and William Hendricks, grandson Jesse Hendricks and granddaughter Dylan Hendricks and her partner Steven McFarlane, and her dear neighbors Sharon, Brent and Graham Smith., At her request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice, Habitat for Humanity of Red Cross chapter.



Gregory Harold Bullis (Featured)

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BACHIONI, HENRY S. of La Mesa 12/18/1922 - 11/19/2010 Final Resting Place Mt. Hope Cemetery Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511 




ZWEIFACH, HERMAN L. San Diego September 10, 1917 to November 21, 2010 Am Israel Mortuary 619-583-8850 



Hamalainen, Reino A.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Reino A. Hamalainen, 95 06/14/1915 ~ 11/17/2010 OCEANSIDE -- Reino A. Hamalainen died peacefully on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in Colorado Springs, following a .....



Harold W. Scrogin

Harold was born in Live Oak, California to Henry & Eudora Scrogin 20 minutes after his twin brother, Henry, on July 13, 1929. He went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2010. His wonderfully good natured disposition, hearty laugh, infectious smile and willingness to help anywhere will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved him. Harold was a life-long resident of Live Oak, graduating from Live Oak High School and attending Yuba College. He served in the military during the, and kept his family enthralled and amused with stories of army life. He was a farmer for 50 years and a member of Sunsweet Growers. One of Harold's defining characteristics was his love of people and his family, who were the center of his life. He had great joy in serving others, working on any community project, as well as sharing the produce from his large garden and family orchard. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many happy hours with his friends and family enjoying these activities. He has been the recipient of many expressions of appreciation including the Citizen of the Year award, Grand Marshall of the Peach Festival Parade and "Lion" of the year along with his twin brother Henry. He was a charter member of the Live Oak Lions Club with 56 years of perfect attendance. He also served as chairman of the Live Oak Lion's Christmas Food Basket Program, assisted by his wife, for many years. Harold has been a devoted husband to Maxine for 57 years. He will be dearly missed by her and his children Peggy (Kennith) Bowen, Jack (Freddie) Rentz, his 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Henry (Darline) Scrogin, Willard (Jennifer) Scrogin, his sister Elinor (Ulysess) Self, and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Delores "Lovey" (Robert) Clark. His great heart of generosity, loyalty and love for each one, is "Pop's" lasting legacy to us. Visitation will be at Ullrey Memorial Chapel from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at The Father's House in Live Oak on Highway 99. Memorial contributions may be made to the Live Oak Lion's Christmas Food Basket Program or to The . Send Condolences at



Hattie Hainline

Hattie Hainline August 22, 1929 - November 19, 2010 Hattie Hainline was born in Oklahoma on August 22, 1929, to James and Hazel Shropshire. She was one of nine children. Hattie enjoyed spending time gardening, sewing, fishing, and playing bingo. She loved being surrounded by her family and her darling puppy, Tina. Hattie is preceded in death by husbands, Earnest Davis and Bill Hainline; siblings, Autra, Sonny, Jessie Ray, and Billy Shropshire; daughter-in-law, Catherine Davis; grandsons, Johnny Davis and Jimmy Reed; and great-grandson, Jonathan Davis. She is survived by her children and their spouses, John and Leda Davis, Kenneth and Robin Davis, Robert and Barbara Davis, and daughter, Carolyn and Ray Kennemer; siblings, Audie Owens, Helen Guzzo, Marlon and wife Lula Shropshire, and Ollie and husband Ray McCullar; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Monday, November 22, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Hospital Hospice. Interment will be in Ada, Oklahoma. Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary



Helen Ornelas

Helen Silva Ornelas, Resident of San Jose, Oct. 22, 1921-Nov. 19, 2010, Beloved wife of the late Jess Ornelas. Loving mother of Gloria Gilmore, Jess Ornelas Jr., Alvino Ornelas, Loretta Cortez, David Ornelas, Lydia Jimenez, Esther Pardo, Emily Perkins, Dorothy Ornelas, and the late Frank, Rudy and Robert Ornelas. Grandmother of many. A native of Gilroy, CA. Age 89 years., Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 7:00 PM at LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL, 600 S. Second St, San Jose. Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 11:00AM at St. John Vianney Church, 4600 Hyland Ave, San Jose. Interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.



Helen Sterud Heilmann

Helen Sterud Heilmann 99, of Yuba City, passed away on November 19, 2010 at The Gardens assisted living facility in Yuba City. Born Helen Christine Sterud in Brookings, SD, she later moved with her family to District Ten north of Marysville. She was a longtime Yuba-Sutter resident and formerly lived at Lake Wildwood for 25 years. She graduated from Marysville High School and worked as an operator for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. She married Paul Clay Heilmann, and the couple lived in Live Oak for many years before moving to Marysville. She was a founding member of the First Lutheran Church of Yuba City. After her retirement from the Telephone Company, she was active in bridge and gardening. Survivors include a son, Paul (Linda) Heilmann of Lafayette; a daughter, Susan Heilmann (Allen) Miller of Carmel; two grandsons, Eric (Kathleen) Heilmann of Los Altos; and Peter (Jennifer) Heilmann of San Francisco; and four great-grandsons. Donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, The Gardens, or Sutter North Hospice Foundation. A service will be conducted at 1 pm, Dec., 4, at First Lutheran Church in Yuba City. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel. Send Condolences to



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Henry "Hank" Gross

58 years. "Dedicated, Compassionate, Respectful" Passed away November 9, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 7, 1952 to Gilbert and Anna Gross. Raised on Long Island, New York. Hank worked in the mental health field and dedicated his life to helping others. He enjoyed cooking, loved sports and his dog Jack. Predeceased by his parents and his older brother David, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Rachael; ex-wife Wendy Klain Gross; sister, Marcia (John) Paternoster; brother Robert (Kristie) Gross; nephews and nieces Ronald Paternoster, Katherine (Kyle) Wahlstrom, Adrienne (Derek) Padden, and Hannah (Chris) Robbins, Matilda (Omar) Cabrera, Sarah Gross and Jacob Gross; a grand niece, many grand nephews; good friend Rita Nevins and her family. He will be missed by many. The Family wishes to express their gratitude to Creekside for the loving care given to Hank during his last few days. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service November 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa. Memorial Donations may be made in Hank's memory to Orenda Center, 1430 Neotomas Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.



Henry F. Hager III

On Oct. 30, 2010, Henry F. "Skip" Hager, III, passed away in San Rafael, Calif., at the age of 72. Born Nov. 10, 1937, in Pittsburg, Pa., Skip grew up in Massillon, Ohio., He graduated from Canton's Central Catholic High School and the University of Dayton with a degree in business. He later earned his Master's Degree from the Phillips Institute. Skip served several years as an Army officer, including a tour in Korea., In 1962, he married Brenda Bart, daughter of Vera and Albert Bart of Dayton, Ohio. They had three children. For many years, Skip worked in sales for 3M, which brought the Hager family to Camarillo. The family was active in their local parish, St. Mary Magdalen. In 1980, the Hager's opened the first Subway Sandwich restaurant in Ventura County, and continued to develop the franchise for many years., In the last several years, Skip enjoyed consulting for and managing tasting rooms at several wineries in the Sonoma, Calif. area. Skip will be dearly missed by all who knew him., Preceded in death by his father, Henry, and brother, Michael, he is survived by his mother, Marjorie; sister, Christine O'Neel and family; ex-wife, Brenda; son, Stephen Hager; daughters, Susan (Hager) Krieger and Katherine (Hager) Barton; six granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.



Henry McCarty

Henry R. McCarty of Indio, Calif., formerly of San Diego, died November 17, 2010 in La Quinta, Calif. He was born on July 5, 1923 to Henry and Essie McCarty in Ada, Okla. He was preceded in death by his son, Henry R. McCarty III; and his brother, James McCarty. Henry married his wife Fran in 1977 in Imperial Beach, Calif. and they resided in several locations in San Diego County prior to moving to Palm Desert in 1996 and then Indio in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Fran; son, Ronald and grandson, Ron of San Diego; son, Michael and grandson, Brandon of Vista, Calif.; stepdaughter, Julie Hoff (Michael) and granddaughter, Emily of La Quinta; stepson, John Pace (Diane) and grandchildren, Evan, Shauna, Hannah, Molli, Sofie, Jes and Lily Alena of Springfield, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Carol McCarty of Flower Mound, Texas. Following his discharge from the



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Hillis L. "Mike" Chase

Hillis L. (Mike) Chase passed away November 9, 2010 at the age of 87 years. Hillis was born March 10, 1923 to Florence Strickland and Walter S. Chase in Laurens, Iowa. He grew up there during the Great Depression, graduating from Laurens High School. Hillis served in the, from Jan. 1942 to Dec. 1945 and fought in many battles in the South Pacific, including, Eniwetok, Saipan, Western Pacific Campaign, Guam, Tinian, Tarawa, Peleliu, Babelthop, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. He was very proud to be a marine and to serve his country but never talked about it until about 1990 and then not very often. He was a mason and a lifetime member of the, In 1947 he met Mary Louise Chesbro, the love of his life, in Carmel Valley and they were married July 1, 1948. Over a span of time they have five wonderful children, Kathryn, Dan, Margaret, Christine and Jeff., Hillis was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Darwin, Jerry and sister Jolene., Most of his working life was in Avenal for Coast Counties Water and then Avenal Water Company. All the children were born while living there, the three oldest graduating from Avenal High. Later the family moved to Hanford where he worked for Acme Paving on heavy equipment and Christine and Jeff graduated from Hanford High., He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou; his children, Kathryn (Abel) Camarena, Dan (Joyce) Chase, Margaret (Clint) Houge, Christine Adams and Jeff Chase, nine grandchildren and 13 (soon to be 14) great grands. We all loved him and miss him very much., Hillis loved his children, took them out in the country to heart the coyotes (woke the neighbors when they spilled out of the car at 6 a.m., howling like the coyotes), taught them to ride horses, camped in the mountains, traveled to fun places and, most of all, enjoyed the raucous Pedro games with family. He often outbid us all on almost nothing in his hand and made it., "As one life ends, another begins…three days before I give birth to our third child, my Grandpa Chase passed away. I didn't get to see him as often as I would have liked, but will hold in my heart the times I had with him. I was blessed to have him as a grandpa and was so glad he got to meet my son and my husband before he passed away…." Elaan (Mrs. Caleb) Sunderland, granddaughter, Paradise Valley, AB Canada., A military service will be held at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California, November 29, 2010 at 12:30 p.m., Memorial may be sent to the Hanford Library, First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, or the charity of your choice., 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.



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IGNON, Olga S.

IGNON, Olga S. Olga Schiller Ignon, a graceful and unpretentious woman known for her kindness, intellect and loyalty to family and friends, died on Nov. 7, 2010. She was 90. She loved nature, all things French and Medieval, great books, good conversation and a good dog. A fierce and unapologetic liberal, she was a campus political organizer in the 1930's, a campaign volunteer for various Democrats and a generous donor to environmental and social justice organizations.



Imogene Farley

Imogene "Jane", Bessie Farley, Resident of San Jose, 02-22-1914 thru 11-19-2010, Born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Imogene is now resting peacefully after a long illness., She is preceded by death: husband of 61 years, J.D. Farley, sons Jack and Jim Farley, Brothers Jimmy. Bob & Gus McCain of Oklahoma and Martha Lingo from Springfield, Oregon. Parents James & Sonora McCain. Sons Paul (Aurora) Farley, Bill (Rachael) Farley from San Jose. Daughters: Jeanette (Bob) Clark from Beaverton, Oregon and Nora Neves in Sonora, CA. Sister, Nina Cress, Broken Bow, Oklahoma. 96 years old and spunky til her health started to decrease., A wonderful grandmother to 21 grandchildren and many great great grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, playing Parcheesi, watching Family Feud, and her favorite soaps: Young and the Restless, General Hospital and was upset when the Guiding Light ended., Visitation on 11/23/10 from 9AM - 6PM followed by evening service at 7PM. Funeral service on 11/24/10 at 11AM. Oak Hill Funeral Home:300 Curtner Ave., San Jose



Imogene Martin

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



Irene Mary Rox Young

IRENE MARY ROX YOUNG MAY 15, 1909 - NOV 21, 2010 Mrs. Young was involved with many organizations in Manteca and served on the boards of the Manteca School District and St. Paul's Federated Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Axel Stuart Young and one grandson. She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Westwood, her daughters, Shirley Steinagel and Maxine Rasmussen, 4 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Manteca Historical Society.




ARMSTRONG, JACKIE L. of San Diego, California May 10, 1958 - November 2, 2010 For Information Call Wms San Diego Memorial Chapel (619) 692-3090




John S. Cardoza, Jr. Born on June 30, 1916 in Danville, CA; passed away on November 19, 2010 in Petaluma. Devoted husband of the late Mary Lopes Cardoza. Cherished father of Ed Cardoza (Cathy) of Petaluma. Loving step-father of William Teixeira (Joan) of Petaluma and Robert Teixeira (Nancy) of Carson City. Beloved grandfather of Lisa Yerion (Bob), Gina Marino (Jim), Heather Press, William Teixeira III, Cassie Teixeira, Lisa Teixeira, and Robert Teixeira. Adored great-grandfather of eight. Dear brother of the late Mary Borba and George Cardoza. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his former wife, Beatrice Cardoza. AGE: 94 years. A MEMBER OF: IDESI of Novato (Past President); Petaluma, Sebastopol, Vallejo, Benicia, and Ft. Bragg Holy Ghost Societies; Sausalito IDESST; lifelong member of the PFSA; past member of NSGW Nicasio Parlor #183; Hicks Valley Gun Club; and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. John was a hay rancher in Petaluma for 60 years and plowed many fields in Sonoma County. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but above all, he loved his family. The family wishes to extend a thank you to Vuta, John's caregiver, for her wonderful care of John. Friends and family are invited to attend the Graveside Service on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, 270 Los Ranchitos Rd., San Rafael, CA. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM with a Vigil Service at 4:00 PM at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St. Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Dept., c/o Margaret Bordessa, 5565 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma, CA 94954.




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KENDALL, JUNE June Kendall passed away on November 19, 2010, at the age of 94. She was born on January 3, 1916 in Hollywood, CA. She grew up in Tucson, AZ. She married Russell IKendall in 1934; moved to California in 1936. She was a resident of El Cajon since 1942. She was a bookkeeper for many years, a member of Christ Church Unity of El Cajon, and a member of Elkonetts 1812 Lodge of El Cajon and TOPS of El Cajon. June is survived by daughter Carol Cajka of Wahoo, Nebraska, son Harry Kendall of Lakeside and a sister Vernie Pinachio of Lakeside. She is also survived by six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services at El Cajon Mortuary on Mollison Ave. at 2 p.m. on November 24, 2010. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you may dontate to Sharp Hospice Care.



Jack Golden

Golden, Jack 1921 - 2010 Jack passed away peacefully after a long illness October 30, 2 days after celebrating his 67th anniversary with his loving wife, Lane. Raised in Boston, he earned a bachelors in aeronautical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA at UCLA, and built his career in the aircraft industry, utilizing his versatility and problem-solving skills as an independent consultant. Devoted to his hobbies including tennis, duplicate bridge, fishing, and rehabilitating car and boat engines, he helped organize the Beverly Hills Bridge Club and served on the Beverly Hills planning advisory committee. He shared and took pride in his childrens commitment to social and environmental justice. We, his family - Lane, Michael, Jeff, Jesse, K.C. and seven grandchildren - honor his memory, his easy warm humor, and his passionate civic commitment. The family plans to convene with friends in December.



James E. Murray

On November 10, 2010, James (Jim) went home to be with the Lord. Jim was born to the late Elmer and Nadine Murray February 17, 1937 in Valier, Illinois., He grew up in Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1959. Soon after college, he was drafted in the Army Reserves for 6 years. Jim married Roberta and they lived in St. Louis, Mo. before moving to California in 1966. Jim became a partner in an investment firm in Los Angeles; in 1981 he moved the business to Ventura. He loved adventure and getting his private pilot's license and owning a Harley were his dreams come true. His spirited conversations at the dinner table were enjoyed by all., Surviving is his wife Roberta, daughter Denise (Jeff) Chandler of Newport Beach, Calif. and son Todd (Charlotte) of Sunol, Calif. His six grandchildren were Lauren, Alexandria, and Jacob Chandler and Thomas, Sarah and Elan Murray. He has one sister Joanne Eaton of Illinois and many nieces and nephews.



James F. Tita

James F. Tita, 84, of Danbury, husband of Helen (Mudry) Tita. November 21, 2010. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Rd., Danbury with the Rev. Michael G. Popson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday, November 26th from 4 to 8 p.m.. Memorial contributions to St. Nicholas Church would be appreciated.



James Fort

James G. Fort, Resident of Mountain View, James was born January 25, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas to John and Florence Fort. He passed away on November 6, 2010., James served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956. Following his military service, he graduated from, in 1962 with a Masters degree in Applied Physics. He was employed by Hughes, Dataproducts, and later provided consulting services to numerous other firms in Silicon Valley., James is survived by his wife, Teresa, step-daughters Zofia & Paulina, sister Elda Tooley, two neices and one nephew., A memorial service will be held November 28th at 3:30pm, at St. Athanasius church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Athanasius Parish, 160 N. Rengsdorff, Mountain View, CA 94043.



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James Henry "Jim" Louchen

In Loving Memory, James "Jim" Henry Louchen, 1/30/1959 - 11/10/2010, James "Jim" Henry Louchen passed away November 10, 2010 at his home in Auburn, Calif., after his battle with cancer., Jim was born January 30, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his family later moved to Foresthill, Calif., where he attended Foresthill Elementary School and Placer High School. He later moved to Auburn where he worked for the last 18 years at Auburn Tire. Jim loved 4-wheeling, camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. Most of all Jim loved spending time with his two beautiful grandsons., Jim is preceded in death by his mother Ivo Louchen and his father Joseph Louchen. He is survived by his wife of 21 years Debbie Erickson, two step-sons Jason (Theanne) Gruhlke of Foresthill, Chris Erickson of Auburn, three sisters Sharon (Tony) of Loomis, Jolene of Grass Valley, Carol (Gabriel) of Foresthill, aunt, uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews. Our lives were better for all who knew him. He will be missed by many and loved by all., Memorial Services will be held November 27, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Foresthill. A potluck will immediately follow. "Live on rockhound", Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.



James Noland

Like a ship in a storm fighting just to hold your ground., Sometimes holding your course brought you down., In the storms of life, in the darkest of night,, Just when you though you were alone;, Along came Christ our guiding light,, Showing you the way home., So my brother, hoist your sail and turn into the wind., I trust in Christ we will be together again., Smooth Sailing James Noland, Sunrise: Jan. 1, 1976. Sunset: Nov. 11, 2010.,



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Jeannette L. Fleming

Jeannette L. Fleming, 58, of Vacaville died on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Vacaville. She was born on March 4, 1952, in Oakland. Per her request, no formal services will be held., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.




MELEMED, Jennie Loving mother of Marian (Tony) Welch and Philip (Linda) Melemed. Cherished grandmother of Jeffery (Tiffany) Melemed, Jennifer Melemed, and Lisa, Jackie and Nicole Welch; great-grandmother of Alexander and Brooke Melemed. She was very special to us all and will be dearly missed. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday November 23, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, (800) 600-0076.



Jesus V. Lizarraga (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Jesus V. Lizarraga August 31, 1925 - November 23, 2009 Dad, you have been in our thoughts and hearts this past year. It has been hard missing your smile and loving eyes. Your wife, daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren love and miss you.



Jewell Cordelia Clifton

Jewell passed away quietly on Wednesday, November 17 at the age of 94. Born May 14, 1916 on the outskirts of Minco, Oklahoma to Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Burchfield. Jewell was one of seven children. She graduated from the eighth grade and later enrolled into night school in California to further her education. She married Carl Clifton in 1936. They continued to live in Oklahoma, where Carl was employed as a farm worker. Their first daughter was born while living in Oklahoma, but later moved to California where their remaining four children were born. They first moved to Johnsondale and stayed a short time before moving to Porterville, CA. They then moved into the outskirts of Marysville into a house on Ostrom Road. Carl worked for Diamond Lumber and Erickson's Lumber Co. During her life, Jewell worked as a farm worker and worked several years in a box factory. While living in California, she worked as a cook for Pacific Telephone Co. Jewell's main concern was being a homemaker, loving wife and mother. They had been members of the Feather River Baptist Church in Marysville, where Jewell assisted as a Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed camping and loved to dance. Her hobbies were fishing; quilting and doing intricate crochet work. Jewell enjoyed drawing, and had several articles published in the opinions section of the local paper. At her home out on Ostrom Road, she loved growing flowers and tending to her rose bushes. Some of the happiest times of her life were when she was caring for and raising her children. When her children were grown with families of their own, she used to love the holidays. It was always a festive occasion when the families would gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. Carl passed away in 1971, and she later married Josiah Gilmore of Yuba City. Josiah and Jewell lived on a small parcel of land south of Yuba City, but later moved into Summerfield in Yuba City. She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Elizabeth along with sisters Della, Lilly, Dovie, Orphie, Stella and her only brother David. She was also preceded in death by Carl Clifton, daughters: Jean Adams and Anne Smith, her second husband Josh and grandson Tony Polson. Jewell is survived by her children Carlene Polson and her husband Ron of Carson City, NV; Donald Clifton and his wife Louri of Biggs, CA; and Roy Clifton and his wife Debbie of Yuba City. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren. Jewell was a loving person to her family, genuine and sincere to those who knew her. She will be missed dearly. Send Condolences at



Joanne M. Agoglia

Agoglia, Joanne M. September 3, 1941 - November 18, 2010 Joanne Agoglia, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died after a sudden stroke at her Los Angeles home on Nov. 18th. She was 69. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on Sept. 3, 1941, the daughter of Anthony and Rose Posillico, she graduated from St. Ephrem High School before marrying John J. Agoglia on her 20th birthday. Together they had two sons, Anthony and John Steven. After her marriage, she remained active in her community, working with local scout troops and athletic teams, in addition to being a mental-health volunteer in Bergen County, N.J. In 1979, the family moved to Los Angeles, where she became a founding board member of United Friends of the Children. She was also known for her work with the Children's Burn Center in Encino, along with her efforts as an original board member of the Getty House Foundation. In addition to her philanthropic work, she created an executive placement firm specializing in the legal field. In later years, she divided her time between her beautiful grandchildren, Steven, Jamie and Tess; her passion for travel; and being the avid leader-host of a highly spirited mahjong group. A memorial is being planned. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations to be made to United Friends of The Children, www.unitedfriends.org.



John Anthony Canciamilla

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



John Booth

John Robert Booth, Resident of Antioch, July 5, 1950 - Nov. 4, 2010, John passed away suddenly but peacefully in his hometown of Sheffield, England while visiting family and friends. He is survived by his wife Judy of 23 years, his sons Jonathan and Steven, his mother Joyce, his brothers Dennis and Ken, his sister Linda Cook, four grandchildren, brothers-in-law Ron Lohbeck and Thomas Haren and sisters-in-law Shirley Haren, Lyn Bryant and Betty Lohbeck., There will be a Celebration of Life in Martinez on Saturday, November 27th. For more information, contact Judy Booth or Earl Mork. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The or The



John Bruno Martinez

John Johnny Bruno Martinez, age 44, passed away suddenly on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 in Oxnard. He was born April 6, 1966 in San Diego. John grew up in Ventura and lived in Ojai, Ventura and Oxnard., John is survived by his son, Ezequiel Zeke Destin Martinez, his sons mother, April Pendley, and her daughter, Cierra Hall. He leaves cherished memories to his mother, Emily Martinez, his sisters, Dianne Martin and Judy (Bryan) Webber, and brother, George Martinez. He is also survived by his niece, Cristina Rivera, nephew, Michael Martinez and his tribal brother, Dave Cordova., He was preceded in death by his father, Ezequiel Martinez., John is under the care and direction of Reardon Family Mortuary in Ventura. Services will be private., Indian serenity prayer, God, grant me the strength of eagle wings, the faith and courage to fly to new heights, and the wisdom to rely on His spirit to carry me there.



John Christopher Fiore

John Christopher Fiore, 55, of San Luis Obispo, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at home with family.  ''¨John was born in Providence, R.I., but lived most of his life on the Central Coast after having earned an MBA from Cal Poly. He worked in the local software industry but his life took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2005.''¨A gifted writer, John chose to turn what would have been a devastating experience for most of us into a positive force in his life, and the lives of others, when he decided to chronicle his cancer journey publicly in the form of his blog, "Holy Cow, I Have Leukemia!" His tremendous will and irreverent sense of humor in the face of the unrelenting progress of his disease informed and inspired all who read his story.  ''¨Just months after bone marrow transplant in 2008, John finished the Santa Barbara half-marathon with the Central Coast TNT team to raise funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. He was a "cancer warrior" proudly victorious battle after battle and only surrendered his fight when he decided the disease had taken too much of him.''¨John was known for his generous heart and quick wit. He was a friend and mentor to many who knew him and worked with him. An enthusiastic wordsmith, he solved the Daily Jumble in seconds, beat most of us handily at Scrabble and loved a good verbal spar.  He was a poet and raconteur who left us a legacy of his writing and poetry. John loved all games, be it a good game of backgammon, a game of cribbage with his friend, Michael, family games at holidays, or a hand of poker with friends or strangers.  ''¨A natural athlete, he coached baseball and basketball for his boys. He enjoyed surfing and golfing and pitched a mean softball. John found comfort and spirituality in the majesty of nature and spent many happy days traveling, camping, hiking and backpacking. He loved his family and raised two exceptional sons, of whom he was extremely proud.''¨John is survived by his wife, Dana; sons, John and Michael; brother, Frank; sisters Joanna, Lisa and Leslie; and an extended "karass" that loved him for the unique man that he was. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Grace Fiore of Rhode Island.''¨A reception and memorial service will be held in his honor at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Rose''s Landing on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay.  ''¨In lieu of flowers, please donate to: The John C. Fiore Memorial Scholarship Fund at San Luis Obispo High School, 1499 San Luis Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.''¨In his own words, John "was the flash of lightning you didn''t see, except when the room lit up." We will miss your light in the room, John, but will hold it, always, in our hearts.



John S. Cardoza Jr.

Born on June 30, 1916 in Danville, CA; passed away on November 19, 2010 in Petaluma. Devoted husband of the late Mary Lopes Cardoza. Cherished father of Ed Cardoza (Cathy) of Petaluma. Loving step-father of William Teixeira (Joan) of Petaluma and Robert Teixeira (Nancy) of Carson City. Beloved grandfather of Lisa Yerion (Bob), Gina Marino (Jim), Heather Press, William Teixeira III, Cassie Teixeira, Lisa Teixeira, and Robert Teixeira. Adored great-grandfather of eight. Dear brother of the late Mary Borba and George Cardoza. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his former wife, Beatrice Cardoza. AGE: 94 years. A member of: IDESI of Novato (Past President); Petaluma, Sebastopol, Vallejo, Benicia, and Ft. Bragg Holy Ghost Societies; Sausalito IDESST; lifelong member of the PFSA; past member of NSGW Nicasio Parlor #183; Hicks Valley Gun Club; and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. John was a hay rancher in Petaluma for 60 years and plowed many fields in Sonoma County. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but above all, he loved his family. The family wishes to extend a thank you to Vuta, John's caregiver, for her wonderful care of John. Friends and family are invited to attend the Graveside Service on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, 270 Los Ranchitos Rd., San Rafael, CA. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 4:00 PM at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St. Petaluma. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Dept., c/o Margaret Bordessa, 5565 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma, CA 94954.



John Sterling

John Sterling John Sterling was born in Hanford, California on October 9, 1950, to Jean and John Sterling, Senior. John and his two sisters moved to the Central Coast in 1958 when his father was part of the early missile program at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He attended Cabrillo High School where he played on the golf and basketball teams. After graduating from Homestead High School in Cupertino, he continued to De Anza College where he set several long-standing scoring records as a forward on the De Anza basketball team. John began his law enforcement career with the Oakland Police Department in 1975 as a patrol officer. During his twelve and a half years with the OPD his duties included jail supervisor, SWAT Team Leader, and head of a special narcotics unit. He left the police force in 1987 as a Lieutenant to become owner of a trucking company in Lompoc. He reentered law enforcement as an investigator at the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office. In 1992 John was recruited as Captain for the East Palo Alto Police Department to address the city's status as the "the per capita homicide capital of the US". Governor Pete Wilson recognized his outstanding work with the joint-area task force in East Palo Alto. From there John became Police Chief in Ridgecrest in 1995 where he served for four years. For one year he also served as interim City Manager, and held both positions. In 1999 he was hired as Police Chief of Santa Maria. Under his leadership, John promoted his philosophy of community policing. Among the many civic organizations that John was actively involved with were Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria, , Alzheimer's Association , Community Action Resource Action Services (CARES), Families For The First Decade, Domestic Violence Solutions, and National Day of Prayer. John has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Administration. John Sterling is survived by Carol, his wife of 34 years; daughter Emily; son John and daughter-in-law Dori; both children are active duty Army. Also surviving are his mother Jean Sterling of Lompoc; his two sisters Carolyn Bottroff and her husband Jim, of Grants Pass, Oregon and Patricia Carmichael and husband David of Loveland, Colorado. John will be missed by his eight nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father John Sterling, Sr. A memorial tribute will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Lompoc at 10:00 am. A reception will follow at 12:30 pm at the Lompoc Veteran's Memorial Building. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of John to the American Cancer Society , National Alzheimer's Association , or Domestic Violence Solutions.



Jose Solis

On Nov. 12, 2010 the Good Lord added a new member to his team of Angels. Joe Solis, age 81, of Oxnard passed away at his home surrounded by family members after a brief illness., Joe was born on Jan. 15, 1929 to Jesus and Maria Solis, who preceded him in death, along with his brother Jesus. Romeo, as he was known as a young man, attended local schools, playing baseball for OHS-Class of '48, and Ventura Jr. College. He then went on to coach Little League at Northside and Sunset Little League for 20 years. Dad was a veteran of the Korean War serving in Alaska. After returning home he went on to work for the Southern California Edison as a mapper and his skills at this work were second to none., After more than 30 years, he was able to retire at the young age of 56. After this he enjoyed traveling to places such as Las Vegas, Texas, Hawaii and other destinations. While at home he enjoyed sharing his wealth and knowledge with his loved ones. A very religious man, he made many pilgrimages to Mexico in fulfillment of promises made. He was a parishioner of Santa Clara Church for over 50 years. All our lives will be a little sadder because of his loss, but knowing what a good man he was, we take great pleasure in knowing he is now roaming the outfield on the only team he ever wanted to be a part of, The "Angels" of Heaven., He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lupe; his brother, David Nunez; children, Romeo, Arleene, and Darleene Solis; along with his grandchildren, Natasha, Romeo (Vanessa), Dolly Solis, Randall and Katie Duke; numerous great-grandchildren; and god daughter, Patricia Duke., A special thanks to hospice, Dr. Brand's nurse Rosa, our neighbors Tim Chacon and Stan Espinoza., A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.



Josephine Buchanan

Josephine, Buchanan, 11/21/1911 - 11/8/2010, Josephine Buchanan passed away peacefully on Monday, November 8, 2010 ., Josephine Beatrice Becker was born November 21, 1911 in Pasadena, California to John and Gipsy Becker. She attended Pasadena Junior College where she met Patrick Henry Buchanan. They married on March 27 1937. The Buchanan's raised their three children, Dana, Patty, and Dale in Meadow Vista, California., Josephine was a member of the Bethany Chapter of the Eastern Star in Colfax, California since 1957. She was also a long time member of the Meadow Vista Grange., In 1976 Josephine retired after 25 years of service as administrative secretary for the Placer County Health Department., She is preceded in death by her beloved Pat to whom she was married for over 50 years. She is survived by son Dana (Mariluz) Buchanan, daughter Patricia (Paul) Maple and son Dale (Lynn) Buchanan. Grandchildren include Chris, Bryan, Matt, Kelly, and Heather as well as eight great-grandchildren., There will be no services.



Jovita S. Alvarez (Featured)

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




HERNANDEZ, Judy C. April 23, 1942 - November 18, 2010 Judy Oliver-Hernandez, 68, a long-time resident of Upland, CA, lost her extraordinarily courageous, 30+ year battle with cancer at her home on November 18. Armed with one of the quickest wits, Judy kept her family and friends laughing and hopeful. She recently moved into her dream house and was in the midst of publishing her captivating novel, "A Bartered Life." Despite her declining health, and to the amazement of many, Judy attended her 50-year Franklin High class reunion where she was happy to see so many old friends. She will be greatly missed by her husband and soul mate, Joe; her sons Chris (Brenda) and J.R. (Suzy); and her grandchildren Kali, Collin and Emma; her family and numerous friends. A memorial will be held at the family home, December 4, noon to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Judy requested donations be made to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Huber

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Julie Anne (Clements) Kleinschmidt

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October 20, 1945 ~ November 18, 2010 Our beloved Mother, Kazue Johnson, age 65, Atwater resident for 19 years, passed away peacefully and with dignity in the afternoon on the 18th of November in her home as she had wished. She was born on October 20, 1945 on Miyako Island, Okinawa, Japan to Kinzo and Hidei Uesato. She was preceded in death by her father, Kinzo Uesato, her mother, Hidei Uesato, her sister, Hatsue Takazato and her husband, Bennie J. Johnson Jr. (CMsgt, USAF Retired) with whom she had a wonderful 26 year marriage. She is survived by her eldest son, Bennie J. Johnson III and wife, Maria Johnson, granddaughters, Raquel Emiko Johnson, Marisa Natsuko Johnson of Waddell, AZ, her son, Kenneth J. Johnson of Rancho Cordova, CA, her brother, Hatsuo Uesato and wife, Junko Uesato, her nephew Shingo Uesato, her niece, Miwa (Uesato) Yoshigaki of Tokyo, Japan, her neice, Hitomi Takazato and her nephews, Tadashi Takazato of Urasoe City, Okinawa, Japan, Kaoru Takazato of Sapporo, Japan, Mitsuru Takazato of Tokyo, Japan and dear cousin Toyo Miyaguni of Naha, Okinawa, Japan. She was one of three siblings born on Miyako Island which is part of the Japanese Ryukyu Island chain which is referred to in its' entirety as Okinawa. She along with her two siblings were orphaned as children but managed to survive, thrive and overcome a lot of the difficulties of life to lead successful adult lives. Although she was unable to finish her formal education due to being orphaned at very young age, she was quite proficient in English, Japanese and her native Miyako language dialect. She was primarily a homemaker but spent many years working various part-time jobs to assist with the expense of running a household and raising a family. A particularly notable time in her life was working in airline food service catering for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service in Japan providing meals for troops and their families departing the Far East. She made many long lasting friendships as a result of her time in that occupation. We would also like to show our appreciation and gratitude to her longtime companion Mr. Percy Hill of Merced, CA who assisted and took great care of our Mother until the end of her life. A special mention goes out to the staff of Merced Cancer Center, her Uncle Walter & Aunt Yoshiko Bogard of Cody, Wyoming, childhood friend Chieko Weiss & husband Arthur Weiss of Las Vegas, NV, friends and neighbors Carlos & Katy Acosta of Atwater, CA, CeCe, Herman & Shirley Salas of Atwater, CA, Robert Reed of Atwater, CA as well as Carol & Arnold Brink of Modesto, CA for being especially supportive throughout the past four years of our Mother's illness. We would like to thank her brother-in-law, Masashige Takazato of Urasoe City, Okinawa, Japan for his generosity in facilitating visits from Japan so her family could spend precious time with her during her illness. To all of her good, long-time friends, we would like to thank all of you as well as express our sincere gratitude to those who sent cards, made phone calls and visited during her time of illness and shortly after her death. We would like to thank our Mother for allowing us to enjoy her presence, wisdom and unconditional love throughout her four year battle with cancer. A viewing is to be held on November 27, 2010 from 1 pm to 5 pm with the ceremony taking place at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on November 29, 2010 at 1pm. All services are under the direction of Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home of Atwater 3050 N. Winton Way 209-358-4931.



KORNER, Margaret "Peggy"

KORNER, Margaret "Peggy" A proud Matriarch of Montecito, Margaret "Peggy" Korner, 86, died the afternoon of November 18, 2010 at her home in Montecito, California, surrounded by her loving family. Peggy will be greatly missed by her family, her friends, the morning breakfast bunch, and by her fabulous brood of dogs. She will be remembered as the stylish blond zipping around town shopping. Under her yearbook photo it says, "Darting and Frisking,



Kay Roberts (In Memoriam)

KAY MARIE ROBERTS 2/21/1939 - 11/23/2007 Mom~I really miss you, I\'ve been looking at old pictures and thinking about all our special times...I wish so much you were still here! I would love to hear your laugh, see your face, and look into your beautiful eyes once again. It would be so nice to be able to visit with you, to share about "life", and to be encouraged by your love. You were always there for all of us, whenever we needed you, time will never erase the pain of losing you. You are missed and loved by so many, and you always will be. Thank you for being such a wonderful, kind and loving, wife, mom and grandma! Your life and Godly example has left an impact on us all, and we will continue to honor your memory by living our lives in a manner that reflects the character and faith you tried to instill in us by your example. We love & miss you! Shawna, Dad, and family



Keith R. David

Keith R. David 58, of Olivehurst passed away on November 19, 2010. Per his request no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of, Marysville, CA. 



Kenji Hirokawa

Kenji Hirokawa 94, of San Diego, CA, died Saturday, November 13, 2010. He was born to the late Ryutaro and Tomo Hirokawa, February 24, 1916, in Watsonville, CA. Kenji married Kumiko Karen Kato in 1954, and they lived together in San Francisco, CA, before relocating to San Diego in 2004. Kenji was a devoted Christian and Presbyterian his full life. He was an active member of Christ United Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA, for over 50 years. He was a model citizen and taught by example. He was respected for his honesty, truthfulness, kindness, and hard work. He liked to relax and read. Kenji is survived by his wife and two sons: John Hirokawa, of Saratoga, CA; and Mark Hirokawa, of Poway, CA. He also is survived by four grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held at Poway Bernardo Mortuary on Saturday, November 27, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Christ United Presbyterian Church.



Kenneth Cassel Jr.

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Khamboune Sythanh

Khamboune Sythanh, 82, of Fairfield died on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Born on March 8, 1928., A visitation / funeral service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.



Laura Geremia 1960-2010

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Laura Ann Geremia passed away suddenly on Nov. 12, 2010. Born on March 10, 1960, in Fairmont, Minn., Laura is remembered by her sister Sarah Donkersgoed; her best friend in life, John Geremia, and the 



Lavern Gentry

LAVERN GENTRY OCT 21,1922 - NOV 16,2010 Lavern passed away on November 16, 2010, in Mesa, Arizona. She was born on October 21, 1922 to Elbert and Dessie Mae Vanschuyver in Wanette, Oklahoma. She married Kenneth Gentry on December 14, 1939 and moved to Escalon, California. They were married 47 years, he preceded her in death. They raised their family in Escalon and she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Lavern is survived by her four children, 2 sons, Ray(and Lynn) Gentry of Escalon, Dave (and Julene) Gentry of Mesa, AZ and 2 daughters, Jan (and Bob) Dornan of Escalon, Fran (and Jerry) Lovelady of Mesa, AZ, eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Margaret Lowe of Riverbank, Rilla Lucas of Fresno, and Pat Yarnell of Modesto. She will be missed and will always be in our hearts. Lavern's memorial service will be held on Friday, November 26 at 11:00 am at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon; her burial will be private for her family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. There is an online guest book available to share your memories and condolences; please visit our website a:, www.deeganfuneralchapels.com



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Lee Joseph Valenzuela

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Lennart K. (Lenny) Ostberg

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



Leonard BROOK

BROOK, Leonard Leonard is survived by his wife Ethel, son Martin, stepchildren Richard and Candace Brook, Mindy Goldberg, and Rick Hill; grandchildren Hannah, Joshua, Jason, Justin, Meredith, Jared and Jesse; along with other family members and longtime dear friends. Leonard was a quiet, but funny man and will be dearly missed. Services were held on Monday, November, 22, 2010 at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills 800-600-0076.



Leonardo Gameros HOLGUIN

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Leopold Steinert

Leopold Adam Steinert, Resident of San Jose, Passed away on November 8, 2010. He was born in Chicago on September 23, 1921 to Leopold and Aleksandra Steinert. And so we mark the beginning and end of a life., Leo was a child of the Great Depression, a highly decorated veteran of, , and a talented and accomplished professional engineer. He was also a pilot, an artist, a photographer, a gourmet chef, a storyteller, and a philosopher. More importantly, he was a loving husband of 66 years, a guiding and caring father, a doting grandfather, and a novice great-grandfather. He was always steadfast and true to his friends and his principles., There is so much more to Leo's life and he will be missed dearly by those who love him., Leo is survived by Eleanor, loving wife of 66 years; brother Leonard of Chicago; daughter Christine Driedger (Skeeter), son Fred Steinert (Barbara), son Scott Steinert (Diana), and their families., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5th at The Villages in San Jose.



Lillian (Lily) GREENBERG

GREENBERG, Lillian (Lily) Sept. 24, 1907-Nov. 20, 2010 Lily Greenberg passed away peacefully in her home on Novmeber 20, 2010 at the age of 103. Lily was an amazing woman and was loved by everyone who met her. Lily and the love of her life, Charlie, were married for 48 years until his death in 1976. Dodo and Marvin took Lily on memorable vacations, and created many happy memories together. Lily always centered her life around her favorite things, such as family, friends, food, cards, and candy. Lily leaves her loving daughter Dodo (Marvin) Gayle, granddaughter, Lori (Zach) Rosenberg, grandson Steve Gayle, granddaughter Linda Gayle, four great-grandsons, Harrison and Adam Rosenberg and Charlie and Jordan Gayle and her loving and caring caregiver Nellie. No matter her age we will always miss her and always have her in our hearts. Services today, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Mortuary (800) 576-1994.



Lillian Ulrich

Lillian Ulrich October 30, 1924 - November 15, 2010 Private services will be held for the family of Lillian Ulrich, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, 86, who passed away on November 15, 2010, after a courageous battle. Lillian was the youngest of six children born to Jacob and Jewel Coulter on October 30, 1924, in Snyder, Texas. She and her family moved to Bakersfield when she was four years old. She attended Bakersfield High School. During World War II, she was among the courageous women who built aircraft for our military forces. She worked in the Defense Plant in Los Angeles, building the tail-gunner portion of the B-15 aircraft. She was honored and featured as "Rosie the Riveter" for outstanding workmanship at her Defense Plant. After the war, she worked as a model for the Schick Clothing Company. Upon returning to Bakersfield, she met and married Melvin Ulrich in 1949. They remained married until his death in 1999. Lillian was a housewife and mother for the remaining years of her life. She was active in the Lady Lions and in the Kern Dance Club. She loved to cook, sew, read, and to decorate. She was always concerned for the well-being of others and cherished her friends and family. She had a strong belief in God, and this continued throughout her life. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her infant son, Jacob; her sisters, Beatrice, Alta, Estelle, and Margaret; and brother, Elmer. She is survived by her two daughters, Shanna O'Brien of Capitola, and Laurie Ceccarelli and husband, Gary of Bakersfield; grandchildren, Corey Yingling of Wilmington, N.C., Amy Shefferd and husband, Denis of San Marcos, and Jacob Ceccarelli of Ann Arbor, MI; great-grandchildren, Brook and Michael Yingling and Quin Shefferd of San Marcos; and many loving friends. A special thank you to the Step Down staff of San Joaquin Community Hospital for their exceptional, loving care of our mother in her final days, especially Simone, Teresa, Susanne, Tim, Billy, and Kim, and to her dear friend Maria Gonzales. Donations may be made to San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation, 2615 Chester Ave., or a charity of your choice. Greenlawn Mortuary



Lisa (Bitsy) Benson-Bishop

Benson-Bishop, Lisa January 4, 1961 - November 13, 2010 Bitsy will be missed by Husband Findley, Mom Sue, Dad Harry, Siblings Lori & Alan, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, & friends. Bitsy says "meet you at the Iceskating Rink at Laurel Plaza. Peace Out!" 



Lloyd A. Forester

December 5, 1930 - October 29, 2010 Graveside Services only will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday December 11, 2010 at Cottonwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send a story of how Lloyd made a difference in your life E-mail to: taquita2000@aol.com Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com



Lloyd Dee Paulsen

On November 20, 2010, Lloyd Dee Paulsen, much beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend returned to his Heavenly Father. The funeral will be held on November 27, 2010 a 10 a.m., with a viewing prior to the service at 8:00 a.m. The services will be held at the Bloomington 3rd Ward, 1222 E. Brigham Road, St. George, Utah, with a graveside service to follow. He was born in Ephraim, Utah on June 30th 1919, the third son in a family of six born to Hyrum Paulsen and Caroline Brady Paulsen. He married Neva Nuttall on September 20, 1940. His primary education was completed in Provo. His Junior High and High School was completed in Ephraim Utah. He graduated from Snow College in 1939 with an Associate in Science specializing in Engineering. He began working for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica California in 1940 as a Loftsman and Mathematician. He was in the Army for 10 months and 13 days in 1945. He then completed his undergraduate degree at BYU in 1946. He then returned to work at Douglas and remained there until the first day of 1948 when he went to work for the City of Los Angeles as a Civil Engineering Draftsman. As the years progressed his responsibilities continued to grow until his retirement as the Deputy City Engineer for the City of Los Angeles. In this position he was responsible for all of the Engineering Design performed in the District Offices, the preparation of all of the Environmental Impact Documents and the clearance of all projects through the various State and Federal Bureaus. He prepared or supervised the preparation of these documents for over 2,000 projects. He was able to continue his education in the Extension Division of



Lorraine Hope Caldwell

Caldwell, Lorraine Hope March 1, 1921 - November 18, 2010 Preceded in death by sister Sally Hummel. Survived by daughters Lindsay Caldwell (Joe) Reid and Andrea (Bill) Baynes; sons Bill (Darlis) Caldwell, Jr. and Casey (Nancy) Caldwell; and grandchildren Kevin and Todd Baynes and Sarah and Rachael Caldwell. Services will be held in Bellingham, WA. View full obit, photos of Lorraine and sign the online guestbook at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.



Lorraine Magid

Lorraine Gagnon Magid Oct. 8, 1948 - Nov. 16, 2010 Beloved mother of Alex and Nathan, wife of Martin, grandmother of Dalton, sister of Terri and Marie, and mother-in-law of Jen. Born in Eagle Lake, ME, raised in and around Hartford, CT. Graduate of St Joseph's College, Hartford, CT and Masters in Education from SF State. Teacher in SFUSD at M.L. King Middle School and Cabrillo, Lilienthal, and Argonne Elementary Schools. Lorraine was an avid reader, mystery fan, crossword puzzle devotee, and shopper. She enjoyed theatre, museums, and travel and was a longtime supporter of numerous S.F. cultural institutions. A memorial service will be held at Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, 417 31st Ave @ Clement St on Saturday, December 4th, Noon. Donations will be gratefully accepted in her name at Sutter VNA & Hospice 1625 Van Ness Ave, 4th Fl, SF 94109 (600-0460).



Louis A. FRIAS

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Lucille Robertson

Lucille, Robertson, 3/1/1931 -, Lucille Robertson of Auburn died suddenly of a stroke on Tuesday the 16th of November with her family at her hospital bedside., Born March 1, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to H.V. and Myrtle Riley, city girl Lucille was a Sophomore Homecoming Princess at Capitol Hill High School before moving with her family to a farm in Lexington, Okla. At Lexington High School she met the love of her life, Orean Frederick Robertson, who had returned home from service in the Navy in World War II to finish high School on the GI bill. Lucille and Fred married on October 7, 1948 in Purcell, Okla. She worked as a nurse at the Central State Hospital Annex (a former Naval Base) outside Lexington until the birth of their first child in 1951. Soon thereafter, the family moved to California, settling in Pleasanton. She and Fred lived throughout the East Bay over the next 30 years, the longest being in Alamo and Orinda. Fred built their first house in Livermore in the span of only 60 days - in his spare time, and all of the house painting was done by Lucille, while toddler Danny watched from his playpen. Lucille and Fred's lifelong church membership began at Lafayette-Orinda Baptist Church, followed by First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill and Ygnacio Valley Baptist Church in Walnut Creek., When Fred retired they moved to Auburn in1985. They began travelling on long trips by RV, visiting Canada, National Parks, and many regions of the US. Lucille was a member of EV Free Church (now Cornerstone) before moving her membership to Bell Road Baptist Church, where she and Fred shared leadership of Joy Fellowship Seniors Group, organizing trips and putting on parties and other celebrations. On the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Fred and Lucille renewed their vows and celebrated with friends and relatives at a party organized by their children. Fred and Lucille celebrated their 62nd Anniversary last month., Jesus said "…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Throughout her life, Lucille cared for those in need - the elderly, the sick, the disabled, the poor and children. She was always the first to lend a hand by preparing food for a family who had lost a loved one or delivering hand-me-down clothes to those in need, and she held a special place in her heart and prayers for sick or suffering children. Lucille was a beautiful person on the outside also. She took meticulous care in her appearance, and was often stopped by passersby who told her she was beautiful, that her dress was pretty, or that she had beautiful skin, or beautiful hair., Lucille enjoyed arts and crafts, including sewing, crochet, ceramics and doll making. An excellent cook, Lucille learned to make a wide variety of dishes from friends and relatives, from the beans and cornbread of her southern upbringing to Spanish Paella and Middle Eastern Falafel. Lucille was a member of the Masonic Order of Eastern Star, and has been active in the Gideons since she has lived in Auburn. Lucille most recently had attended 1st Baptist Church of Auburn., She was preceded in death by her parents, Hardy and Myrtle Riley, Brothers Carl (Doc), Walter (Bud) and Laurence, and Sisters Cecelia (Cedy) and Louise, Lucille's identical twin, who survived only four days from birth., She is survived by her husband, Orean Frederick Robertson of Auburn, and their five children; Danny Robertson and Wife Pattie of Antioch, Calif., Mary Olivarez and Husband Dennis of Penn Valley, Calif., Toni Robertson of Oakley, Calif., John Robertson and Wife Valerie of Tracy, Calif., and Larry Robertson and Wife Jody of Winnemucca, Nev. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, Aunt, Sister-in-Law, Cousin, Grandmother of 11 and Great-Grandmother of 10., A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Auburn, 139 E. Placer St., Auburn, CA on Saturday November 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Gideons International, to further Lucille's work spreading the good news to the world.



Lypps, Norbert John

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Norbert John Lypps 02/14/1918 ~ 11/17/2010 ESCONDIDO -- Norbert's life began in Placentia, Calif., the first of seven children born to Victor and Elizabeth .....




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MR. JAMES F. GRAY, 83, of Buellton, CA., passed away November 20, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com 



Manuel Martinez Unpingco

Passed away peacefully at his home on November 19, 2010 while surrounded by loving family. Born on December 14, 1939 in Agana, Guam, Manuel served his country faithfully for 24 years while in the United States, , retiring as First Sergeant in 1986. Upon retirement, Manuel settled his family in the Yuba-Sutter area where he has been a resident ever since. Manuel now joins his son, Glen; his brothers: Juan, Vicente and Ricardo; his sister, Juana and parents: Francisco and Rita; also at rest. Manuel will be loved and remembered in the hearts of his wife, Bertha; his sons: Gary and George; his daughters: Jayne, Kathleen, Gerald, Genevieve, and Gina; two daughters-in- law; and five sons-in- law; his grandchildren: Ritina, Manuel, Empricia, Cathy, Jenny Chris, Jessica, Nena, Gaby, Myles, Benjamin, Alexandra, and Harrison; and three great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Tuesday (Today) at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00am at St. Isidore's Catholic Church, 200 Clark Ave., Yuba City with Father Francisco Hernandez- Gomez officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel. Concluding Services with Military Honors will follow at Sutter Cemetery, Sutter, CA. Send Condolences at



Margaret E. Wallman

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Margaret Estelle Stair

Margaret Estelle Stair, 85, of Dunsmuir died Sunday at Shasta View Nursing Center in Weed. Arrangements are pending at Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel in Mount Shasta (926-2131). 



Margaret Gardner

Margaret (Allard) Gardner, Resident of Friant, CA, Born Oakland, CA April 14, 1949 - Died November 16, 2010 in Friant, CA. Age 61. Devoted wife of 26 years to Michael Gardner, loving mother of Matthew. Survived by mother Ann Allard of Campbell, CA. Sister of Ann Kristine Weenink of Pine Grove, CA, Laurie Carden of Friant, CA, Karen Jetton of Campbell, CA and a brother William Allard of Antioch, CA. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father Lawrence Allard, sisters Mary Ann Williams of Waukegan, IL and Linda White of Petaluma, CA. Memorial contributions may be made in Margaret's honor to the Optimal Hospice Care of Fresno, CA.



Maria Lourenco

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Maria Soto

MARIA INEZ SOTO, 82, of Lompoc died Friday, November 19, 2010. The funeral arrangements are in the care of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. starbucklind.com 



Marian L. Bertagna

Marian L. Bertagna, 94, of Palo Cedro died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444). 



Marian R. Smith




Marjorie Davies Basco

Marjorie Davies Basco Passed away on November 12th, 2010 of natural causes. There are people in life whose smile can bring joy to the people around them. Whose kindness can bring comfort and whose generosity can bring relief. Marjorie was one of those people. Those who knew her realized she was a very unique person. Definitely one of a kind. She loved life and always saw the goodness in people. Marjorie was a very competitive person. She loved playing bridge, dominoes and other games and sports. Marjorie and her husband Richard moved to Larkspur in 1949 with their three children. She was born April 9th, 1917 in Magnolia, Arkansas and was raised in Louisiana. She met her future husband at Louisiana Tech when they were both students. They were married for seventy years. Marjorie was also a prolific artist and did paintings in oil of places she visited and of scenes she loved. A collection of her paintings are displayed in the homes of family and friends. She was an active part of her community, serving in the past as president of Sunny Hills and as a member of the Northgate Group. She volunteered at the Laurel House at the Ross Art and Garden Center. She is survived by her husband, her children Richard L. Basco and Vicki Basco Marlborough; her grandchildren Sean Basco, Tracy Marlborough, Kim Basco, Richard B. Basco and Mollie McWilliams; her great grandchildren Emily Basco Michaels, Alexander Basco and Blair Basco. A memorial to celebrate her life will be held in December. The date will be announced.



Mark Distefano

Mark Distefano passed away on November 11, 2010. He is the Uncle of Kristin Distefano who passed away January 17, 2010 and the son of Paul Distefano., Mark was a twenty year resident of Victorville. He was 47 years old, and loved the High Desert. Because of his illness Mark remained a Bachelor although he always wished for a wife., Mark attended Pasadena College in Pasadena, California earning his degree in Fine Literature, and History. Mark then went on to The California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California where he studied Literature and Music Composition., Music and Poetry were Mark's passion. Although he struggled with heart disease, and related illnesses he continued to compose and created Musical compositions in his private studio at his home, where he lived with his father, sister and until recently, his now-deceased Niece. He published several books of beautiful poetry., Mark was a gentle, and a fine man of Christian principles. All who knew him loved him. Mark died quietly and peacefully in his beloved studio. Every night before he retired, Mark would tell his family how much he loved us., We, his family, and all who knew Mark will miss his gentle spirit and his wonderful kindness and smile., Services and visitation for Mark will be held at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, 13230 El Evado Road, Victorville, CA . Viewing will be from 10-11 AM on Wednesday with the services beginning at 11 A.M. with Father Mark Lander officiating., Interment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road , Apple Valley at 1:30 P.M., Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Updated service information and online guest book are available at sunsethills.cc



Mary E. Morrison

Mary E. Morrison 1921 - 2010 Mary passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010, after a long battle with Dementia. Per her request, Mary's ashes will be scattered at sea. No services will be held. The family would like to thank Parkview Julian for her excellent care.



Mary H. Haggland

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Mary Kathryn Kathy Stites

Mary Kathryn 'Kathy" Stites, known to everyone as "Kathy", died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, after a brief bout with an unexpected and aggressive cancer. Kathy passed away at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks with family members at her bedside. In addition to her family, she leaves behind a national circle of friends and admirers who valued her friendship and will miss her gracious nature and generous spirit., Kathy was born Mary Kathryn Miller in Ridgecrest, California (China Lake) on March 6, 1952, to Carter and Betty Miller. She grew up in Concord, California and attended Carondelet High School and UC Davis, where she was an outstanding pianist. Kathy was also an Accomplished painter and visual artist., Kathy is survived by her husband of 28 years Fred Stites, their daughter Alanna Quan, 26, and their son Christopher Stites, 24. Chris is attending the Berkley College of Music in Boston. Alanna and her husband Cliff Quan are parents of Kathy's adored one-year-old grandson, Jett Carter, and are expecting a second child in May. Kathy is also survived by her ninety-year-old father Carter Miller and her beloved sister and brother, Bettina Graf and Paul Miller, all of whom live in the San Francisco Bay area., Kathy was preceded in death by her cherished mother Bettina "Betty" Miller., Kathy was well known for her many years with the UCLA Department of Fine Arts Productions. She met Fred at UCLA where he and his company, Concertech, provided technical services at Royce Hall. Fred and Kathy also worked for the University of Texas, in similar capacities, during the early 1990's. After returning from Austin, the couple settled in Camarillo, California where Kathy began a thirteen- year tenure at Saint John's Seminary. There. She had been the Administrative Assistant to three President-Rectors and an essential and joyful presence to the entire community of St. John's. Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, on hearing of the death of Kathy Stites, offered a Mass that morning in Rome for her eternal rest., Cardinal Mahony stated that, "Kathy was not only an extremely gifted administrator at St. John's Seminary; she also breathed and lived the spirit of Jesus Christ in the formation of the priesthood. She was always open, positive, and filled with the joy of God in her life. Her warm welcome always prompted me to stop by the rector's office soon after arriving at the Seminary. In fact, I often remarked that until I stopped by to see Kathy I had not really arrived at St. John's.", There will be a funeral Mass on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. It will be celebrated at Padre Serra Church, 2505 Upland Road, Camarillo, CA 93012, (805)987-6417. A reception will follow., Arrangements under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels Camarillo (805)482-1166.



Mary Misfeldt

Mary S. Misfeldt, Resident of Los Altos, Sep. 28, 1926-Nov. 19, 2010, Mary was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, a mother, a successful businesswoman, raising turkeys and selling and owning Real Estate, and a spiritual counselor. She enjoyed traveling and gardening in her beautiful back yard full of flowers and fruit trees., She is survived by her son, Todd Misfeldt and his wife Celeste, of San Jose and her two grandchildren Tanya and Ansel. A memorial mass will be held November 24 at 3:00pm at St. Simon church in Los Altos.



MaryAnn "Grandma Mica" Nash

ALWAYS THERE FOR OTHERS Passed Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at her home in Rohnert Park at age 67. Born August 26, 1943 in San Francisco. The daughter of Ted and Erma Maddock, MaryAnn was one of two children. MaryAnn grew up in Sebastopol, where she played in her aunt's apple orchard and enjoyed summers on Lake Pillsbury. MaryAnn Maddock married Tom Nash on November 21, 1970. They spent 40 blissful years together. They raised four wonderful children and six grandchildren, whom she leaves behind. MaryAnn was a graduate of Analy High School and enjoyed a very successful professional career at State Farm Insurance in Rohnert Park where she retired after 25 years of service. Tom and MaryAnn maintain a residence in Rohnert Park, but they were avid RV campers, annually venturing to Arizona, Oroville, and various other locations in the western U.S. MaryAnn was known for her huge heart, always ready to lend an ear. She always put the needs of her family ahead of her own. She was particularly engaged in the lives of all of her children and grand children. She often remarked that her best memories were the ones made with her grandchildren. She lived and loved and was loved deeply in return. Taken too soon and on the wings of Angels. She will be dearly missed and will live on through her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Tom, her four children Kim (Ron) Sproat, Kathy (Rich) Morris, Keenan Jones, and Kelli (Jim) Veler; and her six grandchildren Allison and Amy Sproat, Michael Morris, Riley Jones, and Brittney and Bryce Veler. She also leaves behind her two fur babies: Buck and Missy. A special thankyou to Eleni Hulanicki at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, November 24th at 5911 Sailing Hawk Place, Santa Rosa, from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations may be made in her name to the or Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice.



Melinda Ann Johnson

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Micaela Roman

Micaela G. Roman, Resident of San Jose, Passed away peacefully on November 19, 2010 at the age of 91 in San Jose, CA. She is with her late husband Antonio Roman of 72 years. She is survived by her children, Maria (Jim) Parker, Louisa (Tony) Berardi, Ramona Nogales, Antonio (Sandy) Roman Jr., Victoria Grethen, Juanita Davis, Manuel Roman, Guadalupe (Shelley) Roman, Jorge Roman, Simon Roman, Miguel (Anita) Roman, Gilbert Roman, and the late Anita Parker and Salome Roman. Grandmother of 28. Great Grandmother of 33. Great -Great Grandmother of 3., Vigil today at 7pm at Oak Hill Chapel of the Roses, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose, CA. Please call Willow Glen Funeral Home (408) 295-6446 for funeral service on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.



Michael Fredrick Donohue

1959 - 2010 Michael Frederick Donohue, 51, passed away on November 8, 2010 at his Redding home. Born on September 19, 1959 in Jamestown, New York to William and Mary Donohue. The family moved to Redding in the summer of 1962. Mickey lived in many places: Sacramento, Hawaii and Crescent City, but he always returned to Redding. Mic had a love of hang gliding, sailing and motorcycles, the latter which he made his profession as the owner and ace-mechanic of a Redding motorcycle shop with his nephew and buddy Ben, whom he affectionately called "Ben-Jamin". He had a love of music and was a self-taught banjo player. Mic could always be found with his faithful dog Zoomer at his side. Mike is survived by his son Dillon, his brother Bill of Richmond, CA, sisters Patricia Chiementi of Half Moon Bay, CA, Kathy (Butch) Ascherman and Teresa (Wayne) Giles of Redding, CA. He also leaves behind nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles and many friends, some life long. Services will be held Friday, November 26, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Allen & Dahl Funeral Home, 9110 Deschutes Rd., Palo Cedro, CA.



Michael Philip Acosta Jr.

Acosta, Jr. A very precious gift, born October 15, 2010, left us November 21, 2010, son of Maggie Jean Acosta and Michael Philip Acosta, Jr.; Grandson of Arlys F. Kiesner and Raymod Hatfied, Ann Patricia Acosta. Michael Philip Acosta, Sr. He is of Bear River Tribe Lineal Descendent. He was our Mister Man; he completed our Family. An Unexpected Loss, Greatly felt. Please sign the guest book at



Michael Wayne Prevost

A model husband, father, brother, and friend, Mike loved his wife and family even more than he loved his football. He was an avid San Jose Sharks and Oakland Raiders fan, and also enjoyed NASCAR and golfing. Michael was born on June 24, 1968, his outgoing personality and huge heart was well known by his peers. The shirt off his back was always on stand-by for those in need. Amber was the love of his life, his best friend, his whole world. Throughout their entire life they took on the world together. Their love did conquer anything and everything they were up against. Every single day of their 21 years of marriage, Michael and Amber never went through anything without one another by their side. Words could never be enough to describe the love they had for each other. They set the amazing perfect example to their three beautiful daughters of what love and marriage truly means. We, Erica, Ashley and Michaela, were his pride and joy. Our Daddy loved us with his entire heart. He loved his dog, Mollers, like she was one of his children. We were his everything and he wanted nothing more than to give us the world. He was an amazing father. We definitely could not have asked for a better one. He always told us that we could do anything we set out to do and he made sure that we could always count on him to be there for us no matter what. He never failed at making us laugh and he always held us when we cried. He is our hero, but most importantly he is our Daddy. He joined his grandfather Donald Parker, on November 18, 2010. He is survived by his wife Amber, his daughters Erica, Ashley and Michaela Prevost, his parents David and Susan Loeffler, his grandmother Reba Parker, his brothers Ryland Prevost and Jesse Loeffler, his sisters Tosha Prevost and Melissa Robinson and a very large family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws, and many friends that loved him. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The Prevost Memorial Fund at Bank of Commerce-Redding, Buenaventura Office, set up by Amber's co-workers, or Hayfork High School Football Program in memory of Michael Prevost, PO Box 339, Hayfork, CA 96041. A tailgate potluck party will be held at the Hayfork fairgrounds on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 1 p.m. All family and friends are welcome



Michalec-Winans, Eleanor Margret "Abby"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Eleanor Margret Michalec-Winans aka "Abby", 82 years old. Formerly of Delhi/Modesto. Recently of Lodi. Mom went home to be with our Lord and Savior .....



Mike Caballero

Mike Caballero, 28, of Laton, California passed away on November 15, 2010 in Laton, California., He was born in Hanford, California on November 24, 1981 to Ramiro and Lupe Caballero. Mike attended Laton Elementary, Conejo Middle School and graduated from Laton High School in 2000. He attended Fresno City College from 2000 to 2001 and was a member of the wrestling team. From 2001 to 2002 he attended West Hills College, pursuing a degree in criminology. Mike worked for Coca-Cola for three years and was currently employed by Tom's Snacks. Mike married his "sexy wife" Jammie Sheldon on July 8, 2006 at Pismo Beach, California and have lived in Laton for the past four years. Mike enjoyed watching ESPN, playing poker, spending time with friends, lifting weights, spending time at the coast with Jammie and was an avid Saint Louis Rams fan. Mike was the Junior Varsity Football Coach for Laton High School. He loved his team and they loved him. He enjoyed time spent with family and looked forward to quality time with his nephew, Carson., He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him., Mike leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of four years, Jammie of Laton, CA; his parents, Ramiro and Lupe Caballero of Laton, CA; his brothers, Leonard Caballero of Laton, CA, Ramiro Caballero, Jr. and wife, Priscilla of Lindsay, CA and John Caballero of Laton, CA; his sister-in-law, Trista Sheldon of Laton, CA; his grandparents, Serafin and Remedios Caballero of Valle de Bravo, Mexico; his father-in-law, Larry and his wife, Kathleen Sheldon of Riverdale, CA and mother-in-law, Cathy Enget-Sheldon of Laton, CA; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends., I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH…, Enough to do anything for you-, Give my life, love, heart and soul to you., Enough to want to protect you, care for you, hold you and comfort you., Enough to share all my dreams, fears and hopes with you., Enough to miss you incredibly now that we're apart., Enough to spend the rest of my life loving you., Thank you for the best four years of my life, Mick., You are and always will be the love of my life., I love you, Jammie, Also lovingly known as "Jimmy", Visitation will be held on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA. Celebration of Life Services will be held at Glad Tidings Church, 750 E. Grangeville Blvd. in Hanford, CA on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Laton, CA., In honor of Mike's love for the Laton High Mustangs and the St. Louis Rams, please feel free to wear blue and gold attire., Remembrances may be made in honor of Mike Caballero to Laton High Home and School Club, P.O. Box 278, Laton, CA 93242 to support the football team., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Moriyama, George Shizuo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

George was born in Kagoshima, Japan to Chojiro and Sawa Kikunaga. He was the middle of four sisters and two brothers. In 1931, at the ..... 



N. Elizabeth Link Brabant

N. ELIZABETH LINK BRABANT AUG 10, 1930 - NOV 13, 2010 Elizabeth Brabant of Modesto, CA, went to meet her Heavenly Father on Nov. 13, 2010. Elizabeth was born in Council Grove, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband Aurthor Brabant, both of her parents and her two brothers Ray and Lewis Link. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; O'leary Link, Roxanne Pollock, Beth Marie, Allen Link, Shana Osborne and Fred Link. She will be laid to rest at Mountian View Cemetery in Oakland, CA. Per her wishes no local memorial services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: , 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas TX, 75231



NELSON, Dale Lawrence

NELSON, Dale Lawrence, Dale Lawrence Passed peacefully in his sleep early Tuesday, November 16th. He was born in Kanawka, Iowa on December 12, 1922 to Austin and Carolina Nelson. Dale and his brother Martin aka "Junior" enlisted in the Navy in October, 1942. Dale was Machinist Mate First Class in the US Navy during World War II, and was on the U.S.S. Lansdowne in Yokahama; the ship that took the Japanese delegates to the U.S.S.




Noelle Carole Torre Passed after a long illness on October 26, 2010. A native San Franciscan, Noelle was born on Christmas Day 1935. She was the loving wife of Donald for 54 years, devoted mother of Suzanne (Doug) Cross, Donald (Michelle) Torre, Peter (Marilyn) Torre and Kenneth (Carolyn) Torre, adored nonna of Nicole, Kaitlin, Kara, Andrew and Christina Torre, and cherished sister of Nancy (Jerry) Kelleher. Noelle is also survived by two step-grandchildren, six nieces, three nephews, several cousins and godchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Salazar and Marietta Onorato. Noelle attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, University of San Diego and Manhattanville College. An active parishioner for 45 years at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, she was involved in the St. Rita's Women's Guild and Sunny Hills Services. Noelle was an accomplished florist, working in the floral business for over 35 years. She was honored by the recognition and awards she received over the years at the Sonoma-Marin Fair and Bouquets to Art at the De Young Museum. A little league baseball fan, Noelle spent many summer days cheering on her sons at Central and Lefty Gomez Baseball Fields in Fairfax. She enjoyed her daughter's gymnastics and swim meets at San Domenico. Noelle was an avid bridge player, voracious reader, gourmet cook, and one of the founding members of the Sleepy Hollow Gourmet Club which, over the past 45 years, has met monthly for luncheons overflowing with good food and conversation. Some of her fondest memories included vacationing at Lake Tahoe, Hawaii, and The Sea Ranch with her children and grandchildren. A private interment was held at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in San Rafael. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Noelle's life will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax. Donations may be made to Catholic TV Mass, One Peter York Way, San Francisco, CA 94109, Religious of the Sacred Heart, Oakwood, 140 Valparaiso, Atherton, CA 94027, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Glendale, CA 91209, or to the charity of your choice.



Nancy Niese

Nancy Ann Niese, Resident of Burlingame, CA, Passed away on November 20, 2010 in Burlingame, CA. Daughter of the late Richard and Geneva Niese., Survived by Robert (Barbara) from Alpharetta, Georgia and brother Gary Niese from Fairbanks, Alaska and several nieces and nephews., Nancy received numerous awards over the years for volunteering at the Mental Health Center in San Mateo, CA. Private Services. Donations to the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County preferred., SNEIDER & SULLIVAN &, O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL, HOME (650) 343-1804



Nancy White

Nancy Jane White Nov. 23 1938 - Nov. 26, 2008 In fond memory of Nancy Jane White from Billie, Sandra, Sally, Mary Ann, David, Kurt, Donna, Gwen, Randy, Ted, Timotha, Charlie, and all her companions from the Wildside West; her Lippard street neighbors; Jeff and all her loving relatives; and her many friends!!!



Naomi Lee Van Sickle

Naomi Lee Van Sickle passed away on Nov. 18, 2010 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Naomi was a 47-year Ventura resident., She was born in Pleasanton, Iowa on April 13 1931. After moving to Ventura she was employed at several area floral shops as a very talented floral designer. She will always be remembered for her creative ability at arts and crafts., Naomi is survived by daughter, Cathy Caron of Ventura, and her son, Chris (Amor) of Golden, Colo.; special daughter, Sally Van Sickle of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Jo Stinocher, and brother, Bill of Davenport, Iowa; sister, Carol of Des Moines, Iowa; grandsons, Robert Nice of Ventura and Ron Van Sickle of Phoenix, Ariz. Naomi was preceded in death by granddaughter, Christina, and a brother, Wesley Carrington of Pahrump, Nev. Our mom was a dear, sweet person whose passion was her friends and family and she will be missed by all., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at St. Pauls and Emmanuel Church, 117 N. 7th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060. 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 Street, Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.



Natalie Adele HIRSH

HIRSH, Natalie Adele On November 17th we lost our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Beloved Friend Natalie. Our Mom transitioned at home in Palm Desert and is survived by her three boys William (Katherine), Richard (Diana) and Jonathan. Additionally survived by her brother James Sirotta (Delores) of Palm Desert. Mom will be dearly missed by her loving grandchildren, Charles, Brent, Lauren, Sean, Robert and Jennifer and great-grandson Jacob...and we all love Snooky. Our Mama was born in Hollywood in 1924 and attended Fairfax High School before marrying Lawrence Hirsh--she was 86 years old. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Today, Tuesday, November 23rd, at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, CA 91362. It was her loving request in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.



Nazhat Tobia Aldamen

Nazhat Tobia Aldamen 77, of Yuba City, passed away on November 19, 2010. She was born June 19, 1933 in Baghdad, Iraq. She was a member of St. Isidores Church and YLI. She was also a long time employee and retired from the Target Store. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Abdul Rahman Aldamen of Yuba City, CA; her son, Omar Aldamen (Shelly) of Colusa, CA; her daughter, Reem Burris (Chris) of Yuba City, CA; one sister, Margaret Khoury of Ramona, CA; three brothers, Loui Sheet of Yuba City, CA, Fahmi Sheet of Los Angeles, CA, and Nash Sheet of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren: Emmalee, Hana, Jacob, and Omar. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on November 23, 2010 at The Chapel of the Twin Cities. A private graveside service for immediate family members will be held the following day. Send Condolences at



Nellie Martinez Castillo

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Niels Detlev Ditto

Ditto, Niels Detlev March 25, 1959 - November 16, 2010 Niels Detlev Ditto, 51, passed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 16 following a short illness. Niels was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 25, 1959 and moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to live with his partner Greg Vines. With a degree from University of Maryland in economics and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia, Niels became a valuable asset in the antique sales community in LA. Niels is survived by his parents, Frank and Anne Ditto of West Virginia, his brother and sister-in-law, Quinn and Erin Ditto of North Carolina and his partner Greg Vines of Los Angeles. A memorial service will be held in the New Year to celebrate Niels' life.



Noelle Torre

Noelle Carole Torre Passed after a long illness on October 26, 2010. A native San Franciscan, Noelle was born on Christmas Day 1935. She was the loving wife of Donald for 54 years, devoted mother of Suzanne (Doug) Cross, Donald (Michelle) Torre, Peter (Marilyn) Torre and Kenneth (Carolyn) Torre, adored nonna of Nicole, Kaitlin, Kara, Andrew and Christina Torre, and cherished sister of Nancy (Jerry) Kelleher. Noelle is also survived by two step-grandchildren, six nieces, three nephews, several cousins and godchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Salazar and Marietta Onorato. Noelle attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, University of San Diego and Manhattanville College. An active parishioner for 45 years at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax, she was involved in the St. Rita's Women's Guild and Sunny Hills Services. Noelle was an accomplished florist, working in the floral business for over 35 years. She was honored by the recognition and awards she received over the years at the Sonoma-Marin Fair and Bouquets to Art at the De Young Museum. A little league baseball fan, Noelle spent many summer days cheering on her sons at Central and Lefty Gomez Baseball Fields in Fairfax. She enjoyed her daughter's gymnastics and swim meets at San Domenico. Noelle was an avid bridge player, voracious reader, gourmet cook, and one of the founding members of the Sleepy Hollow Gourmet Club which, over the past 45 years, has met monthly for luncheons overflowing with good food and conversation. Some of her fondest memories included vacationing at Lake Tahoe, Hawaii, and The Sea Ranch with her children and grandchildren. A private interment was held at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in San Rafael. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Noelle's life will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rita's Church in Fairfax. Donations may be made to Catholic TV Mass, One Peter York Way, San Francisco, CA 94109, Religious of the Sacred Heart, Oakwood, 140 Valparaiso, Atherton, CA 94027, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Glendale, CA 91209, or to the charity of your choice.



Nolisa Casanova

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Norma A. Riebe

87, passed away on November 13, 2010 in her home surrounded by loved ones. Norma was born June 17, 1923 to William and Ada Bell. Rather than pursue a tennis career, she married her high school sweetheart, Herman Riebe. Together they had three children, Robert, Gloria and David. Her 40 years employment at Warrack Hospital enriched her life, touched the lives of others, and gifted her with many friends. Being the animal lover that she was, Norma treasured the companionship of her dog, Tara, and found enjoyment in feeding the wild backyard birds. Norma will live on through her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving mother, devoted sister, and beloved aunt. "To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." The family asks that memorials be made to Sutter VNA & Hospice. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 23

Monday, November 22, 2010 8:16 PM 

ADERHOLT -- Ruth Aderholt, 81, of Clovis died Thursday. She was a retired cook. Memorial graveside: 11 a.m. Monday, Odd Fellows Cemetery in Fresno. Remembrances: American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light Funeral Home in Fresno.



Oskar Huber

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Paul George Camera Nov. 3, 1935 Nov. 12, 2010 Predeceased by father Dino Camera and mother Teresa Daveggio. Loving husband of Barbara Camera. Devoted father of Paul Jr. (Yvette), Dino, Mia, Nina (Rodolfo). Adoring grandfather of Justin, Ava and Domenic Camera, Kasey Hernandez and Enzo Ocio. Also survived by dear cousins Richard (Donna) Camera of Redwood City and Eugenio Camera of Chiavari (GE) Italy. A wonderful friend, colleague, teacher, coach and mentor, Paul was a graduate of Saint Ignatius High School, Stanford University and Hastings Law School. He was an accomplished athlete as well as an acclaimed attorney. His love of coaching football at various high schools, especially Marin Catholic, brought him much happiness. Private family services were held. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Dec. 11, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Sebastian's Church, 373 Bon Air Road in Greenbrae, California. Charitable contributions in honor of Paul may be made to Marin Catholic High School/Paul Camera Scholarship Fund (675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield, CA 94904), or to the charity of your choice.





Pamela Lee

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



Patricia Gillin Nottoli Ranger

Love does not die, people do. So when all that is left of me is love Give me away, Patty was born on Sept. 16, 1942 in the Bronx, N.Y. After a very long, painful journey with cancer, Patty released her fight to the Lord and found her peace on Nov. 21, 2010 at her home in Thousand Oaks. The love of her family and her faith in God gave her the courage to continue her eight year battle. Patty's strength was in the Lord; the Lord was her Savior., Patty was very active in her political battle to help bring our nation back to what our Founding Fathers believed in. She fought for truth and supported conservative values for our country and nation. She was a prolific writer and wrote many papers supporting all of her beliefs. She was not afraid of conflict or controversy and never failed to speak her mind. She had a powerful desire to learn and understand all that she could on topics of nutrition, homeopathy, government, religion, and real estate to name a few., Her love of horses was realized at a very young age when her mother looked out the window to see her oldest daughter leading a horse from the sugar cane fields of Puerto Rico with her little sister walking under the belly of the horse. Before Patty could write her name she could draw a horse. This love of horses would grow throughout her years with Chantilly Farms in Virginia, Hunts Over Farms in Texas and Plummer Street in Chatsworth., Patty leaves her loving family: her husband and caregiver, Doug Ranger; her mother, Evelyn Gillin of Comanche, Texas; her sisters and their spouses, Nancy and Jack Adams of Comanche, Texas, Joyce and Albert Vinazza of Castera, France, Kelly and Kenny Dean of Broken Arrow, Okla.; her brothers and their spouses, James Gillin of Seattle, Wash., and William and Pam Gillin of Memphis, Tenn.; her beautiful niece who was like a daughter, Ena Stimson; and her grand children: Devon, Megan, Bailey and Piper; her niece, Amethyst Gillin; her nephews, Scott and Natalie Adams, Collin and Emmanuelle Hill, Byron and Gercende Hill; great-nieces and nephews, LeAnna Stimson, Leighton and Braydon Gillin, Antaylla and Alister Hill and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and wonderful friends. Patty's spirit has joined her daughter, Lisa Gail, and father, James M. Gillin. We are thankful for the prayers that were said all over the world for our Patty., Patty, you are at peace; no more pain; God has given your body back. The family would appreciate that any contributions be made to the Hahnemannian Research Center for Homeopathy, 18818 Teller Ave., Suite 170, Irvine, CA 92612.



Patricia Jo Auch

Patricia Jo Auch October 6, 1935 - November 19, 2010 Patricia Jo Auch, daughter of Thomas Ralph and Josephine Chanley, was born October 6, 1935, and passed away November 19, 2010, at the age of 75. Her husband, Edwin Auch, preceded her in death by 26 years. PJ was a graduate of Bakersfield High School, class of 1953, and was active with the BHS Class Reunion Committee. She was a homemaker, an Avon representative, and active with the Eagle's Woman's Auxillary, where she served as an officer. PJ is survived by her two brothers, Gary Chanley of Columbia and Bill Chanley of Paso Robles; three children, Thomas Auch, Karen Flores, both of Bakersfield, and Rick Auch of Paso Robles; seven grandchildren, Thomas Flores of Fontana, Trina Flores of Atascadero, Krista Navarro of Bakersfield, Carly Auch of Sacramento, Casey Auch of Stockton, and Erick and Jason Auch of Phoenix; and four great- grandchildren. PJ is also survived by her longtime companion, Mickey Carter. She led a full, happy life and will be missed by many. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3700 River Blvd. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Mercy Foundation, P.O. Box 119, Bakersfield, CA 93302. Greenlawn Mortuary



Patricia McBeath

Patricia Hegarty McBeath Died peacefully on November 18, 2010 at the age of 71 after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on March 15, 1939 in Los Angeles to Mark and Maxine Finley, who moved to southern California from Arizona to pursue careers in journalism. After studying art and English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, she moved to North Beach in San Francisco where she met and married Bill Hegarty and gave birth to their daughter, Dana. Patricia later lived in Sausalito for over twenty years, where she met her current husband in 1984, Jim McBeath. They lived the remainder of their years together in Sausalito, a place they both loved. She will always be remembered for her love of life, passion for cooking, entertaining, laughing with friends, and her sense of fun and adventure. She was also a loving and devoted grandmother who will be missed. Patricia is survived by her husband, Jim McBeath, her daughter Dana Hegarty and husband Jackson Ratcliffe, and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Ratcliffe.



Patrick Utley

PATRICK BRIAN UTLEY 49, passed away on November 15, 2010 in Temecula from complications from the flu. A resident of Temecula for 10 years, Patrick worked in agriculture as a manager for the family farm. He is survived by his children, Brian of Temecula and Jessica of San Pedro; mother, Patricia; brothers, Michael, John, Thomas, Robert, Daniel and Chris. A memorial mass will be held Tue, 11/23 at 10am at St. Catherine of Alexandria in Temecula. Private family inurnment at Temecula Valley Cemetery. EVANS BROWN MORTUARY (951) 679-1114 DIGNIFIED - CARING - PROFESSIONAL On-Line Condolences



Pauline David

Pauline David November 3, 1918 - November 19, 2010 Pauline was born in New Edinburg, Arkansas, daughter of Herbert and Sallie Landers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo David. Pauline is survived by her two stepdaughters, Davia Guidera and husband Frank, and Joyce Rickman and husband Bill. The family would like to thank the staff at The Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield, Optimal Hospice Care, and visits from friends and church members. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 10:00 a.m., and concluding at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, CA. Interment will be held privately at Hillcrest Memorial Park., Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary



Perfumo, Flavio Paolo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Flavio Paolo Perfumo Resident of Hayward passed away at his Hayward home on Nov. 13. He was 90. Born near Genoa, Italy in 1920, ..... 



Peter Barajas

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Phyllis Martens

Phyllis Martens 1931 - 2010 Phyllis Martens was born July 20, 1931 to Bertha and Denzil Dooley in Rinard, Iowa. She went home to our Lord Jesus Christ November 18, 2010. She played high school basketball and always followed the Lakers. Phyllis married Robert Martens and together they raised four children, Robert, Don, Dan and Annette. They moved to California in 1970 settling in Delano, CA as Bob worked for John Deere. Phyllis was a member of The American Legion Merle Reed Post 124 Woman's Auxiliary and was a past District President. She loved our country and serving it in her way. Phyllis was a great writer and had a feisty personality. She was preceded in death by the love of her life husband, Bob; parents, Bertha and Denzil Dooley; daughter-in-law, Kim Martens; and special friend of the family, Coby. She leaves behind to cherish her memory 4 children; son-in-law, Dean Poynter; her sister, Marion; and many sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; and her adopted family, The Prather's. Services will be conducted at The American Legion Hall in Delano on November 29th, at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow at a later date in Iowa. Mission Family Mortuary, Bakersfield, CA is in charge of arrangements.




DOUCET, RICHARD E. 1931 to 2010 Commander Richard E. Doucet, a pilot in the U.S. Navy and a man of noble character. Memorial service will be held Friday, December 3rd, 2 p.m., at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego.




MOORE, RICHARD S. San Marcos 7/16/20 - 11/20/10 Private Inurnment at San Marcos Cemetery Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162 




MANN, ROBERT of Riverside 10/14/1918 - 11/17/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 476-9996




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Ralph Willis Boyd

Ralph Willis Boyd of Camarillo passed away peacefully with family at his side on Friday morning, November 19, 2010 at the age of 79 of heart failure., He was born on January 9, 1931 in West Plains, Mo. The family moved to Southern California in 1936 and located to the Antelope Valley in 1947. The family had one of the first real estate offices specializing in agricultural properties. Ralph graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1949 where he was student body president and also was serving as California State President of the Future Farmer's of America. He earned a full scholarship to University of California at Davis from Standard Oil Co. for raising and showing a Grand Champion hog at the Cow Palace in San Francisco., He had to leave school in his sophomore year to serve in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during the Korean War. He served on the USS Yancey, a supply ship the entire time., After discharge he returned to Davis and graduated in Agricultural Economics in 1957. In 1978 he was accepted by Harvard Business School for its Advance Management Program. In 1985, he and his wife of 57 years, Georgene moved to Camarillo where he was associated with CB Commercial Real Estate (now known as CB Richard Ellis) as an agricultural acreage specialist., Upon retiring in 1996 he continued his education by attending Pepperdine University School of Law to become a certified civil mediator and then served pro bono for Superior Court of California, Ventura County., He converted to Catholicism in 1993 at the new Padre Serra Church and began the most fulfilling part of his life's journey. After retirement he served as Eucharistic Minister to the sick homebound and at St. John's Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley. He served in many leadership capacities at Padre Serra and attended daily Mass for the past 13 years., He is survived by his devoted wife and 5 children: Lori (Jeff) Title; Georgene (Tom) Littlefair; James Ralph Boyd; Christopher (Rosa) Boyd and Maria (Joe) Fazio. Eight grandchildren, Mara and Josh Title; Rose and Georgie Grace Littlefair; Cole and Paydon Boyd and James and Therese Fazio. Also, his only sibling, John Boyd of Blythe, Calif., Vigil service is Tuesday (Nov.23) at Padre Serra Church, 5205 Upland Rd. Camarillo. Viewing 6-7p.m.Vigil service 7 p.m. and Mass of the Resurrection on Wednesday (Nov. 24), 9 a.m, Interment at San Fernando Mission Cemetery at 11:45., In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD. 21205 http://bit.ly/ralphboyd Attention: Fiona Newton or to Padre Serra Building Fund, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo, CA 93012., Arrangements under the direction of Griffin FamilyFuneral Chapels, 1075 E. Daily Dr., Camarillo, CA 805-482-1166.



Raymond P. Lopez Jr.

On Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 heaven welcomed a new angel-- Raymond Paul Lopez, Jr. (R.Lo). He was born on Jan. 16, 1957 in Ventura and was a lifelong resident. He attended Buena High School and he proudly worked for E.J. Harrison & Sons for 33 years as a truck driver., Ray loved being with his family and friends and could easily make a new friend wherever he went. Anyone who had the opportunity to meet him knew that he had a gentle and kind spirit. One of his passions was to be riding his Harley. Ray was a member of the Carnales Bike Club and enjoyed riding with is brothers. He truly enjoyed the simple things in life: his family, his home, reading the Star after work, and laughing with his friends., Ray is survived by his wife, Stella Lopez of Ventura; son, Raymond Lopez III of Ventura; daughter, Natalie Jaramillo of Santa Paula and husband Michael; son, Steven Ray Lopez of Ventura; daughter, Paula Rae Lopez of Ventura; parents, Raymond and Martina Lopez of Ventura; sister, Sophia Tinajero and husband Alfred of Ventura; brother, Robert Lopez and wife Doris of Ventura; grandchildren, Aaron, Celine, Taliah of Santa Paula and Vinnie of Ventura., Viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 at Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura. Service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the City Church, 6360 Telephone Road, Ventura (corner of Telephone and Hill Street). Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura. Mr. Lopez has been entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Homes Ventura and Oxnard.



Richard H. Palmer

Palmer, Richard H. April 8, 1924 - November 14, 2010 Dick Palmer, 86, of Palm Desert, Ca., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at home, November 14, 2010 after a long illness. He was born April 8, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Walter B. and Edith H. Palmer. He attended St. Thomas Academy. In 1943 he joined Ice Capades and in 1944 he joined the United States Army Air Corps and served as a Staff Sergeant. He was a Chief Control Tower Operator and Radio Instructor and was responsible for setting up radio and control towers while stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Montana, Wisconsin and Texas. Following his discharge, Dick rejoined Ice Capades as Technical Director and met and married Rita Dallas, Production Coordinator. They had two daughters, Dianne and Pattie, and they travelled on tour throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Mexico and Russia. Dick became President and CEO of Metromedia's Entertainment Division, which included the 3 touring companies of Ice Capades, the Ice Capades Chalets Ice Skating rinks and The Harlem Globetrotters. He then went on to become President and CEO of Metromedia Technologies and consultant to other Metromedia Holdings, where he continued his travels to Europe, New Zealand, Japan, China, Indonesia and many other countries. Dick was inducted into the Ice Skating Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the world of Professional Ice Shows. His many papers and memorabilia are on display at The Palmer Collection, The Briscoe Center for American History of Travelling Entertainment, at The University of Texas at Austin. With his electrical engineering background, Dick also designed many lighting effects still used in the entertainment industry today. Dick made many and long lasting friendships throughout his career and long after his retirement, his employees still refer to him as "the strong but fair leader". When they were at their home in Encino, Ca, Dick loved nothing more than waking early, cooking a big breakfast and making sure the family was awake, whether they wanted to be or not, by singing at the top of his lungs in the most beautiful tenor voice. At the many parties he hosted in their homes, it was not unusual for him to signal the end of the party by entering the room in his pajamas and robe, and singing "The party's over", at which point, the guests and Rita continued the party with or without him. Dick had a great sense of humor and was always the life of the party. After his retirement, Dick and Rita moved from Encino, Ca and split their time between their homes on Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Ca and at Ironwood Country Club, Palm Desert, Ca. They continued to travel throughout the world with their many friends and family. During his free time, Dick enjoyed restoring antique cars and radios, golf, gin rummy, and his boat in Newport Harbor. He loved going to the movies and he loved his visits with his grandchildren, and entertaining his many friends. His first sky diving experience was at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Nancy Ross. He is survived by his wife Rita, daughters Dianne Walker and Patricia Mackie and her husband Robert, grandsons Matthew Walker, Michael Walker and his wife Nikki, granddaughter Melissa Mackie, great-grandson Austin Walker, several nieces and countless friends. Dick requested no funeral service and the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to VNA Hospice Association, 42600 Cook St. Suite 210, Palm Desert, Ca 92211, or to the charity of your choice.



Richard Matcham Perez

Richard Matcham Perez, 19, of Vacaville died Nov. 16, 2010. He attended Will C. Wood High School and had just graduated high school in Modesto., Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at The Father's House, 122 Peabody Road, Vacaville., Arrangements by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 615 Merchant St., Vacaville, 448-4900.,



Richard Share

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Rita "Erica" (Gonzalez) Vigil

Rita "Erica" Vigil, 32, of Hanford, California passed away on Monday, November 8, 2010 in Fresno, California surrounded by her loving family. She loved her life as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend., Erica was born in Salinas, California on March 12, 1978 to Juan and Maria Gonzalez. Erica worked briefly for Midas and then worked for Natividad Hospital in medical records. She moved to Hanford, California in 2002. Erica met Alfonso Vigil Rivera in Salinas at the Sheriff Posse Grounds in 2002 and they married on August 9, 2003. To this union was born two beautiful daughters, Jisselle Leanna and Arianna Nicole whom she cherished. Erica loved dancing, making others laugh with her great sense of humor, shopping for her daughters, and spending time on Facebook communicating with her family and friends. Her family was most important to her and she looked forward to each of their times together. Erica was always put on a pedestal and was loved by all who knew her. She had an infectious smile that was contagious to those around her. She will be greatly missed., Erica leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Alfonso Vigil Rivera of Hanford, CA; two daughters, Jisselle (6) and Arianna (1 1/2), both of Hanford, CA; her parents, Juan and Maria Gonzalez of Hanford, CA; two brothers, Isaac Gonzalez and wife, Melissa of Solidad, CA and Juan Gonzalez and Christiana Tavares of Hanford, CA; one sister, Denise Gonzalez and Eric Barboza of Hanford, CA and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty Street in Hanford, CA on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 3 - 8 p.m. with the Recitation of Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church of Hanford. There will be a second time of visitation on Monday, November 15, 2010 from 12 - 5 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel. Interment will be private., There will be a trust fund established for Jisselle and Arianna. Those interested in helping the Vigil family, please call Isaac Gonzalez at (831)774 6446., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Robert "Dale" Schade

ROBERT "DALE" SCHADE, 66, of Lompoc, died Sunday, November 21, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. www.starbucklind.com



Robert Burns

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Robert Edgar McCaughna

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



Roberta Helen Conover Root Kelch

Kelch, Roberta Helen Conover Root October 22, 1919 - November 17, 2010 Roberta Helen Conover Root Kelch Roberta Helen Kelch died peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday morning, November 17, 2010. She passed with the same dignity and grace as she lived her life. Born October 22, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she attended Wooster College and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1942. While proud of her academic and professional accomplishments, she was even more fulfilled by her years as a wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by four children: Katherine Greenwood (Carl), Jody Brown (Jim), Joseph Root (Kim) and Bill Kelch (Pam). Additionally she loved being "Grandma East" and "Nana" to her twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren who dearly adored her. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 on Friday, November 26, 2010, at Fairhaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Saddleback Chapel, Tustin, California. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.



Robinson, Raymond William

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Raymond William Robinson Resident of Hayward Sept. 22, 1946 - Nov. 18, 2010 Raymond William Robinson passed away on Thursday after a lengthy and .....



Ronald Sims

Ronald Troy Sims, "Sunglasses Man," 69, passed away Nov. 14, 2010 at home due to organ failure. Born March 22, 1941 in Miami, Ariz., he was a resident of the Victor Valley for 19 years and lived in California for more than 40 years., He attended Hesperia Church of Christ., Thank you to the Desert Valley Hospital doctors and staff for your care., He is survived by his wife of 50 years Janet O. Sims of Victorville; sons Robert Sims of Victorville and Michael Sims of Gambrills, Md.; daughter Diane Marie of Harrisburg, Pa.; mother Myrtle Sims of Victorville; brother Larry Sims of Lake Stevens, Wash.; five grandchildren and many other family members and friends., Services were held Nov. 15, 2010 at Hesperia Church of Christ. Chris Scott officiated., Desert View Memorial Park handled the arrangements.



Ronald Wayne Rudell

Ronald Wayne Rudell passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at St. Johns Hospital in Oxnard., Ron was born Sept. 9 1958 in Santa Monica where he lived before moving to Ventura in 1975. Ron loved anything to do with the outdoors with a special love for the beach where he could often be found with a surfboard or walking his dog., Ron is survived by his mother and her husband, Diane and Herb Heberling; brother, Bill Rudell and family; sister, Lysa Suarez and family; daughters, Jessica, Hannah, Rebecca, Miya; and aunt, Marlene Lash., A celebration of Ron's life will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 27 at Silver Strand Beach at the corner of San Nicolas Avenue and Ocean Drive.



Rosa Leguria

ROSA LEGURIA DEC 11, 1935 - NOV 19, 2010 Rosa Leguria passed away after a short hospital stay. Born in Vita, Italy she was the youngest of nineteen children born to Jack and Caterina Benenati. Rosa survived the German occupation of her town during World War II and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. She worked in local canneries until shortly after her marriage to Rudolph P. Leguria, her husband of 33 years who preceded her in death in 1993. Rosa was proud to have earned her citizenship to the United States in 1976 and lived a quiet life in her Modesto home right up until her passing. She and Rudy built and ran a successful small business in San Joaquin County until their retirement in 1984. Rosa was the care provider for both her mother and oldest sister as they entered the later stages of their lives. Her greatest joy was cooking and baking with her grandchildren. She is survived by three children, Carmella Barlow, Frank Leguria (Sherry), Jack Leguria (Gina); eight grandchildren, Matthew, Maureen and Michael Barlow, Becky, Frankie and Mallory Leguria, and Rosa and Sofia Leguria, all of Modesto. She also leaves three siblings. Viewing will be at Franklin & Downs-Colonial Chapel in Modesto on Tuesday, November 23rd from 4:00-8:00pm. Rosary service at 6:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, November 24th at 10:30am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, on J. Street, interment at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Remembrances can be made to the Diabetic Youth Foundation, 5167 Clayton Road, Suite F, Concord, CA 94521



Rose I. Wunderlich

On Nov. 15, 2010, Rose I. (DiNucci) Wunderlich, 82, passed away peacefully at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, Neb., after battling a long illness of Alzheimer's., Rose (Rosalia) was born on Nov. 11, 1928, in Portland, Ore., to Carlo and Frances DiNucci. Rose grew up in Portland, Ore., graduating from Commerce (Cleveland) High School in 1946 where she was the Student Body Vice-President. After graduating, Rose worked as a secretary for the City of Portland at City Hall., On July 24, 1954, Rose married her loving husband, John P. Wunderlich, and moved to "sunny" California. Rose worked for the Ventura College Admissions Office and the Ventura County School District retiring in June 1991 as the Buena High School Principal's Secretary., You would always see Rose at the Buena High School Girls Basketball games as she was a big fan! Rose enjoyed golfing, gardening, bird watching, sewing, traveling and dancing. She was known by her friends to have the "best home-grown navel oranges" in town., Rose enjoyed volunteering as a Pink Lady at Community Memorial Hospital and the Ventura Police Department. She also belonged to the Assumption Church Ladies YLI for many years. Rose moved to Hay Springs, Neb., so she would be close to her daughter, Julie, and great-granddaughter, Arielle, as the Alzheimer's disease progressed. Rose was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother., Rose was a beautiful and classy lady who will truly be missed by all. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Wunderlich; her mother and father, Carl and Frances DiNucci; brothers, Joe (whom she called "the Italian Stallion") and John DiNucci. Rose's survivors include daughter, Julie Lawrence (Jeff Lawrence); grandchildren, Jennifer Nielsen (Chadwick Nielsen) and Jeffrey Brandt; great-granddaughter who is "her special little angel," Arielle Stallings; Rose's sister, Carmela Smith; Rose's mother-in-law, Bernice Wunderlich; and many nieces and nephews., The family wants to especially thank ALL the wonderful caretakers and nursing home staff for their kindness and warm heartfelt caring during those tough years. It was those individuals who made it possible for Rose to have a peaceful and beautiful life till the end. Services will be held in Ventura at a later date (to be announced). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association , www.alz.org .



Rosilyn White

Rosilyn Bazurto White On her birthday today, we remember Rosilyn Bazurto White, who was born on Nov. 23, 1950 and who passed away on Dec. 3, 2009. Her mother Dorothy Sherman, her brother Raymond and his family, her husband Tom, her relatives, her friends, and her colleagues, we recall with love and affection this dynamic woman who so enriched our lives. With her assertive energy and exacting standards, Rosilyn enjoyed life with gusto. A natural dancer, she starred in the Balboa High School production of "Gypsy" in 1966. With Tom, she made every meal an occasion and loved their many trips. She pursued her passions of gardening and birding with a scientific approach obtained from undergraduate studies in plant biology at CCSF and SF State University. A long-time resident of Bernal Heights, Rosilyn was often found there jogging or walking the dogs that she loved. At her various positions in retail, at Williams-Sonoma and at Eileen Fisher, she devoted her organizational skills and creativity to ensure success. We treasure the memory of her unique spirit: a perfectionist who gave her all. Happy Birthday, dear Rosilyn.



Roy "Leo" Meyer, (91)

Roy Meyer, long time resident of Lomita, died peacefully at his home on November 19, 2010. He was born and raised on a farm near Avoca, Nebraska on February 24, 1920 to George and Theresa Meyer. The second son of 10 children. He married Floy Whitworth on June 15, 1942. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska where he worked at the Martin Bomber Plant during the 2nd World War, later moving to Lomita, CA in 1948 to work at North American Rockwell Aircraft Plant in Los Angeles, until he retired after 35 years. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church and served as an usher for many years. He also was a member of the Holy Name Men's Society at church and enjoyed the Hi-Neighbor's Senior Club for 15 years. Roy is survived by his wife of 68 years, Floy; daughters, Sharyn and Carolyn; grandchildren, Edward, Teri, Eric, Jenny, Tammi and Michelle; great grandchildren, Heather, Bryce, Rory, Megan, Micheal, Jack, Mason, Nicholas, Ashton, Stephanie; great great grandchild Brayden; his sister, Loretta Linhardt; and brothers Merle, John, Carroll, James and Richard Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Theresa Meyer; son, Charles Roy Meyer; brothers, Donald, Hubert and Ralph Meyer. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church in Lomita on Tuesday November 23, at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guest book at



Roy Talavera

Roy Talavera, Resident of Santa Clara, Age 82, Rosary, Tuesday 11/23/10 at 7 pm (visitation 5-9) at Lima Family Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Funeral Mass, Wednesday 11/24/10 at 11 am at St. Justin Church, 2655 Homestead Rd. In Santa Clara., Condolences at limafamily



Ruby Arampatzis

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Ruth Ann Hoheisel

1948 - 2010 Ruth Ann Hoheisel, age 62 of Redding. born June 4, 1948 passed away on November 8, 2010 in Redding CA. She is survived by two sons, Russell Mix of Sacramento and Ryan Mix of Oklahoma, grandmother of 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. She is preceded in death by her beloved father and mother Keith and Patsey Correll, brother Jimmy and grandparents, CT and Sylvia Jeter. Ruth Ann resided in Redding most of her life where she was a office manager for a local truck sales company for some 17. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday December 3, at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626)




October 24, 1933 ~ November 19, 2010 Sally Kennedy, 77, passed away on Friday, November 19th, at the Casa Grande (AZ) Regional Hospital. She had been battling a bone marrow disease for several years. Sally was born and raised in southern California. She met Bob Kennedy while in college. They were married for 57 wonderful years. During that time they had two children, DeeDee and Burr, and eventually moved to Chowchilla, CA. In October, 2010, they moved to Casa Grande, AZ. Sally taught elementary school for 32 years until she retired. She touched many lives. Sally was always loving, positive, and cheerful. She had many talents and loved quilting, knitting, crafts, and painting. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to rodeos throughout the country with family, friends, and Tuffy (the cat). Sally is survived by her husband, Bob Kennedy, sister JoAnne Dueker, daughter DeeDee Black, son Burr Kennedy, daughter-in-law Sheri Kennedy, 2 grandsons, and one great-grandson. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.




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Sara (Keister) Whiteman

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Sarah Martin

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:00 AM 




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Sheri (Lunsted) Ghahghahi

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



Sheri K. Ghahghahi

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



Shirley D. Bledsoe

Shirley D. Bledsoe, 2/3/1940 - 11/14/2010, Shirley D. Bledsoe, 70, native of Modesto, died at her home in Rocklin, Calif., Daughter of John D. and Pauline M. (Braswell) Bledsoe., Survivor's include: her daughter, Deana and Gerry Scott, her granddaughter, Katie and (Jonathan Duarte), her grandson Jerry T. Scott, three great-granddaughters; Hailey, Victoria and Emily: three brothers: John D. Bledsoe, Tommy Beall, Buddy and Marcia Beall, and one sister Gloria and Mike Freed: five nieces and five nephews., Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2010 at Rocklin Cemetery., Arrangements by Chaple of the Valley 916-797-1448.



Shirley Mc Millen Beltz Zeni

Passed away peacefully in Santa Rosa at the age of 77 surrounded by members of her huge, loving family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, Dale Beltz Sr. (1985) and George Zeni (1999) and by her brother Leonard Mc Millen (1988). She is survived by sister-in-law, Karen Mc Millen. Wonderful mother to Dale Beltz Jr. (Sandy), Therese Zettler (Leroy Zettler, deceased), Ralph Beltz (Kathleen), and Ron Beltz (Linda). Endeared grandmother and great-grandmother of twenty-eight (and growing) children, as she would so often proudly remind anyone within earshot. Her roots grew deep on the Northern California coast. Shirley was born and raised in Pt. Arena, the daughter of grocers Ralph and Sadie Mc Millen. Many of her childhood friends remained her closest friends for life. She met Coast Guardsman Dale Beltz Sr. while attending Pt. Arena High School and working in the family-owned Mc Millen's General Merchandise. They married in 1951 and lived in Cape May, New Jersey, for one year. They then moved to Belmont for 18 years before returning to Pt. Arena to run the Pt. Arena General Store. They moved to Calistoga in 1978. Shirley and Dale were married for 33 years until Dale's passing in 1985. She married George Zeni in 1988 and then proceeded to greatly enjoy the "fruits of the land" with him at the Zeni Ranch until he also passed. His children are John Zeni (Bonnie), Linda Anderson (Butch), and Raymond Zeni (Jane). Shirley returned to Point Arena for her final years. Blessed with the gift of relating to small children, she was instrumental in the Montessori School of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA in the 60's. She was the founding member of the Pt. Arena Little School, then later a founder of the North Napa Montessori School. She was a partner at the Alice Jeanette and My School in Calistoga and went on to become the director of the Calistoga Children's Center. Music was a passion of Shirley's from a young age and she shared her gift unselfishly throughout her lifetime, playing the piano or accordion for hundreds of weddings and many other events. She was the pianist at both Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Calistoga and the St. Aloysius Church in Pt. Arena for many years. She was a member of the North Coast Senior Center and loved their monthly spaghetti dinners. Shirley was an avid supporter of the lighthouse in Pt. Arena, serving as a board member, and often considered as the area's unofficial historian. She was also a member of the Druids. She enjoyed a good Scrabble game or Pedro card game. Lucky to the extreme, she relished playing BINGO and pulling the "one armed bandits" . She knew most of the answers on her favorite daily TV show, Jeopardy. She loved life, her family, children of all ages, music, coastal history, and laughter. She was a spiritual woman who cherished the mostly forgotten, simpler way of life that is found on the North Coast. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at St Aloysius Church in Pt. Arena at 1:00 p.m. A reception following the service will be held at the Trinity Hall adjacent to the church. Donations can be made to: St. Aloysius Catholic Church, South Coast Senior Center, Pt. Arena Lighthouse, The Pt. Arena Druids.



Sidney and Lillian Kevich

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Stephani Tripodi-Batinovich

Stephani passed away on October 7, 2010 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Peter Tripodi and Matthew Batinovich; devoted mother of Theresa (Bob) Cendrowski, Anthony (Andrea) Tripodi, Peter Tripodi, and the late Thomas Tripodi; her late daughter-in-law, Angela Tripodi; also survived by 7 loving grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and stepsons, Robert and Kenneth. Services took place at Immaculate Mary Home. Interment private. Please sign the guest book at



Steven D. Eggleston

Eggleston, Steven D. July 10, 1955 - November 6, 2010 Age 55, Santa Clarita/Pine Mtn Club-Employee of DWP, 30 years. Survived by beloved family/friends. Celebration of Life: Nov. 27th. 2pm, 20132 Drasin Dr., Canyon Country (513) 348-6133 for info.



Suzanne Stolz

April 5, 1979 - November 2, 2010 Beloved daughter, sister, and mother of Bodi Cash and Lola Olivia Burrill passed away in Henderson, NV. Suzanne Elizabeth was born in Santa Rosa in 1979 to adoring parents, Rich and Linda Stolz. She moved with her family to Redding in 1984. Suzanne graduated from Mercy High School in 1997. She was active on the tennis team and was a cheerleader. Suzanne was fun loving, generous and compassionate. She would light up a room and was the apple of her parents eyes. She is missed by so many friends and family, including her brother, Richie (Taryn) Stolz, and their sons, Aiden and Oliver, Grandparents Leo and Gladys Reams, all of Redding. She also leaves her loving Aunt Gloria and Uncles Clark Reams of Milpitas, CA.and David Reams of Larkspur. Her family in Henderson includes her loving husband and friend, Nevin Burrill; Cousins Rhonda (John) Gierczic, their children, Tim, Tom, and Korbin Gierczic, and Mallory and Sutton Bossie, and her loving Aunt Deb and Uncle Joe Scheidt. Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow But remember me in every tomorrow Remember the joy, the laughter, the smile I've only gone to rest a while Although my leaving causes pain and grief My going has eased the hurt and given relief So dry your eyes and remember me Not as now, but as I used to be I will always remember you and reflect with a smile Understand I've only gone to rest a while As long as I have the love of each of you I will live life in the hearts of all of you Memorial information will follow. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com



Teresita F. Quintos

Teresita "Tita" F. Quintos, 77, passed away Friday at David Grant Medical Center in Fairfield following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family., Born in Baguio City, Philippines, on November 6, 1933, she has lived in Vallejo the past 34 years. After obtaining her Masters in Business Administration and becoming a Certified Public Accountant, Tita began her career in San Francisco in 1969. In 1975 she transitioned to real estate brokerage in Vallejo, and she remained an active and accomplished broker for 35 years until her passing. She was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, the Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce and the Baguio Californian Club. Her biggest joy in life was cooking for and spending time with her grandchildren., Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Gualberto; daughter, Tessie Quintos-McKinney; sons, Glen (Michelle) Quintos and John (Nicole) Quintos; brothers, Eddie (Maryann) Floresca and Joveno "Ben" (Remy) Floresca, and grandchildren, Patrick, Gracie and Cole Quintos, Ariana, Boston, and Dylan McKinney, and Roland and Ruby Quintos., Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 4 to 9 p.m. Friday with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St., Vallejo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, 925 Sacramento St., Vallejo. Inurnment will be private at Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery, Dixon., Please sign the online guestbook at timesheraldonline.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Twin Chapels Mortuary, Vallejo (707) 552-6696.



Thelma Blake

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



Thelma Mae Small

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Thomas J. Carmody

Thomas J. Carmody, age 67, of Lewes, DE, husband of Joan (O'Connor) Cardmody formerly of Ridgefield, November 21, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 29th at 10:15 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield. The family will receive friends at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Sunday from 4to 8 p.m.



Thomas Lloyd "Tommy" Boyd

Thomas Lloyd "Tommy" Boyd 1942 - 2010 Memorial services will be held today Tuesday 23rd, at Mission Family Mortuary on California Ave. at 10:00 a.m. Thomas Lloyd "Tommy" Boyd 68, born in Dallas, Texas, March 29, 1942, moved to California in 1944 where he spent the remainder of his life. On November 18, 2010, after a short bout with cancer, Tommy went to join his parents, E. L. "Pete" and Foy Boyd; his grandparents, John and Myrtle Hampton; and his 2 stepdaughters, Terri Ann Gieger and Sharon VanEck. Leaving his wife of 41 years Dottie Boyd; sister, MaryLee (Kenneth) Kuzminski Sr.; sister-in-law, Jackie (Donald) Myers; 4 grand-kids, Tonya, Tommy, Lori, all of Bakersfield, CA, and Donald VanEck of Arizona; 5 great grand-kids of Bakersfield, CA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins to mourn his passing. Tommy was a very loving and caring husband, father, brother, son and grandfather. When he was younger and up until the cancer started Tommy enjoyed going camping, fishing, hunting, and belonged to numerous organizations. One of his favorite sayings was "let your conscience be your guide". After completing high school Tommy joined the Marine Corps in November 1960 - 1972, while he was finishing his Reserves duty he was hired as a welder at Golden Bear (Whitco) and was a superintendent there when he retired. I lost my beloved wonderful husband Tommy Boyd on his dad's birthday, he was the most caring, loving and considerate husband any girl could ask for. We had many years of love, happiness and fun together. Tommy has left me in body but he is still with in spirit. Not a second goes by that he's not in my thoughts and my heart, until I see you again. Your loving wife Dottie.



Tim Whittenmore

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:00 AM 

Tim Whittenmore, 60, of Galt, died Nov. 18. He was born July 17, 1950 in Lodi. 



Timothy Gans

Timothy Gans, 61, of Redding died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Twila Lackey

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Valerio, Carmen

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

Carmen Valerio Nov. 15, 1924 - Nov. 17, 2010 Resident of Alameda Carmen Natividad Valerio, longtime resident of Alameda, passed away on Wednesday, November ..... 



Vera Irene Murphy

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Victor Warren McVey

McVEY-Victor Warren McVey, hardware man, cyclist, one of the founding brothers of McVey Hardware, died on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Pasadena. He was 87. Victor was born in Los Angeles on January 28, 1923 to Leroy Arden McVey and Ruth Mann McVey and lived in Eagle Rock his entire life. He was a graduate of Saint Dominic grammar school and Eagle Rock High School (after three years at Cathedral). At ERHS he took a drafting class that led to drafting work (and even deferments) at Lear Avia in Hollywood where he drew actuators and other aircraft components. Victor served in the U.S.




ROEHL, WILBERT V. Escondido 3/17/26 - 11/19/10 Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162 



WILLIAMS, Diane Emily Edwards

WILLIAMS, Diane Emily Edwards 81, of Santa Barbara, Calif., passed away November 16, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Tom Williams; daughter, Sandy Collins and her husband, Dennis; son, Jim Howell; four grandchildren, Tony Costa and his wife, Tiffany, Kayla, Jannelle and Ryan Howell; two stepdaughters, Lauri Williams and her daughter, Caitlin, and Terry Klonower and her husband, Keith; and faithful grandpets, Merrick and Winston. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m.



Walter Lewis Caplinger

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Wendy Salmond Oler

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Whittenmore, Tim

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 AM 

TIm Whittenmore, 60, of Galt, died Nov. 18. He was born July 17, 1950 in Lodi. Mr. Whittenmore was a partsman for heavy equipment. He .....



Willam L. Swisher

Passed away at home at the age of 91 on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in Santa Rosa. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Vinetta Swisher of Santa Rosa; preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Swisher Gray (2006); three grandchildren, Kathleen Gray McCarthy of Mill Valley, David C. Gray of San Francisco and Thomas R. Gray of Washington, D.C.; and great grandson, John McCarthy. William was a veteran of the U.S., (1942-1945),, and (1950-1952) Korean Conflict. He was the owner/operator of Valley Farm Supply in Santa Maria for 18 years. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the Wild Oak Saddle Club and a past member of Rotary, Santa Rosa. No services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747



William Coburn

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:00 AM 




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William Gallagher

William M. Gallagher July 17, 1925 - Nov. 22, 2010 Passed away peacefully on November 22, 2010. at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Helene V. Gallagher; loving father of Nancy, Julie (Zack), Jim and Martin (Cassi); loving brother to the late Nell (Paul) Merz, Madge and Edward (Virginia) Gallagher. Son of the late William and Julia Gallagher. Uncle to Antoinette (Terry ) McIntyre, Ed, Bill and Joan Gallagher. Bill attended St. Teresa's Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School, Class of 43, San Francisco. Bill had a forty year career in the insurance industry as a commercial underwriter, retiring from Royal Insurance in 1990. Bill was a 48 year resident of San Mateo County, a proud native San Franciscan, and an avid SF Giants and 49er fan. Family and friends are invited to attend a Vigil service on Tuesday at 7 PM at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Saint Teresa of Avilla Church, 19th and Connecticut Streets, San Francisco. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. The family has asked that donations be made to Saint Teresa of Avila Church, 390 Missouri St., San Francisco, CA 94107 or to the charity of your choice.



William James Bullis (Featured)

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William Kenison

WILLIAM D. KENISON "BILL" Sept. 14, 1948 ~ Nov. 5, 2010 William (Bill) Kenison passed away at his home in Riverside on Nov. 5, 2010 with family at his side. Bill was born in Los Angeles and raised in Pasadena, CA. He attended Claremont Men\'s College where he obtained a degree in English Literature in 1970. Bill was a man true to his principals and when he was drafted during the Viet Nam conflict he stood firm for his beliefs and as a conscientious objector did alternate service in the State Mental Hospital system where he earned his L.P.T. license. In 1973 Bill moved to Riverside to work at the Riverside County General Hospital where he met and married his wife, Janice Cooper. Bill earned his J.D. in Law from Citrus Belt Law School (now California Southern Law School) in 1980 while working full-time. He worked in insurance defense from 1982 until 1989. In 1989 he joined the Office of the Riverside County Counsel where he became a Deputy County Counsel. Bill\'s clients at the Office of County Counsel included the Riverside County Sheriff\'s Department, the Riverside County Probation Department, the County Hospital and Mental Health Department. Bill found working with these clients to be an honor and privilege. He received several awards expressing the appreciation of both the Sheriff\'s Department and Probation department for the exceptional work he had rendered on their behalf including the Riverside County Sheriff\'s Department Gold Star Recognition. Bill retired in 2005 and enjoyed traveling with his family and being part of the Retired Public Employees Association. Bill\'s surviving family includes his wife, Janice; children, Catherine Erickson, M. Logan Cooper, and Joni Cooper Blyth; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy Kenison and daughter Suzie Cooper Bullard. Bill requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to the So. Poverty Law Center, the ALS society, A.D.A., Amnesty International or a charity of your choice. A celebration of Bill\'s memory will be held Sat., Dec. 4, 2010 at 10am at Preston & Simons Mortuary, 3358 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY FUNERAL DIRECTORS (951) 683-7410



William Spencer Edwards

William Spencer Edwards, 77, was born in Godair Township, Mo., to Mitchell and Dollie Edwards. He had six siblings, all deceased. He was a graduate of Portageville High School., In 1952, he married Lois Rinck, with whom he had three children. Bill joined the Air Force and served honorably for 20 years. Upon his return from Vietnam, he was stationed at Travis Air Force Base, where he retired in 1973. For the next many years, he enjoyed a second career in insurance and investments., In 1978, Bill married Margaret Corcoran, who survives him in Vacaville., He is also survived by two sons; Mark (Diane) of Vacaville, Michael (Kathy) of Las Vegas; and daughter, Paula Easton (Mike) of Suisun. Grandchildren, Kaylan, Kyle, Matt Edwards, Ryan and Ken Easton also survive him., Bill was a natural athlete. He excelled in many sports, both in high school and the military, but his passion was golf. He was happy to have had two holes in one. He was a sincere, quiet, kind, loving man and hard worker. He was a loyal 49er fan, a fierce patriot, a devoted husband and father, and a man of faith., A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville., The family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation Army, 630 Orange Dr. Suite M, Vacaville 95687 or salvationarmyusa.org. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,



Wilma Jene (England) Nevers

was born August 14, 1942 in Chico, California, to Wilhemina and Clarence England. She died on November 13, 2010 at the age of 68 at her home in Eureka, California after a long battle with cancer. She fought a very courageous battle with cancer. It was her desire to live her last days at her home. Her sister, Marlene Hrdina and husband, John, were with her at her home until the end when she went home to be with the Lord. She was very grateful for her kind and faithful friends Dee Nicholson, Nancy Lee, and Pat Biagi who helped take care of her during her sickness. Wilma was one of the longest residing residents in the Mobile Estates Mobile Park in Eureka, and worked for many years as manager of the park. She absolutely loved her job and the people that lived in the park. She adored her employers Chuck and Kathy Seymore. The Seymores said she was a diligent manager, a loyal employee, and was always mindful and concerned about the safety, comfort, and needs of others in the park. Wilma enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Blue Lake Casino. She also enjoyed physical exercise, talking about good times and memories with family members. She enjoyed watching her favorite TV programs as well as watching sports on TV. Watching sports on TV often reminded her of the happy times when she would sit and watch games together with her late husband Frank. Wilma had a great sense of humor and always enjoyed a good tease. She was hard working, responsible and quick witted. She enjoyed different pets throughout her life, but none like her special dogs Patches and Cocoa. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years Frank Nevers. She was also preceded in death by Clarence England (father), Wilhelmina England (mother), Albert England (brother), and Clinton England (brother). She is survived by Carl England (brother) and his wife Loretta, Marlene Hrdina (sister) and her husband John, her two step children Pam Gilbert and Bill Nevers. She is also survived by ten grandchildren. Pam and Larry's children: Richard, Kendra, Scott, Bryan and Amy. Bill and Cindy's children: Jessica, Jake, Billy, Kenny, and Cindy. Her grand daughters Jessica and Cindy and their mother Cindy had many beautiful memories of Wilma. Her step-daughter Pam and her husband Larry also had fun and memorable times with Wilma. Wilma had many cousins, nieces and nephews, that she loved dearly but there are just too many to name. Jim Dalin, her cousin, was very special to her. She had many friends and especially wanted to acknowledge her loving friends Pat Biagi, Wanda Levitt, Dee Nicholson and Nancy Lee. She requested that no services be held and in lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to Hospice of Humboldt. Please sign the guest book at



Yvonne E. Espitia

On Nov. 17, 2010 our sweet, loving Vonnie, a lifelong resident of Ventura, went home to be with our Lord, after a courageous four year battle with cancer., She was born April 17, 1948 to Rolland and Frances Shepherd. Vonnie attended Will Rogers Elementary School, Cabrillo Junior High, and graduated from Ventura High School in 1966. She completed her education at Ventura College. Vonnie worked many years at La Casita Restaurant for the Peck Family, where she developed many lifelong friendships. She went on to work at Ventura College Book Store, and most recently Longs Drug Store Photo Department., Vonnie was a dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, companion, and friend. Her warmth and gentle spirit were evident to everyone she came in contact with. She truly exemplified the fruits of the spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. I have heard so many people say that, "Vonnie is the nicest person they have ever met.", She is survived by her companion Jim Whalen, son Anthony and wife Dale, son, Shane and wife Donnann, mother, Frances Shepherd, brother Jeffrey Shepherd (Tracy), sister, Laurie Noel Lowry (Stephen), brother Matthew Shepherd (Kisa), grandchildren; Adriana, Carlos, Caitlin, Shaelynn, Michael, Kelsee, and Luke. Aunt to ; Nicole, Noah, Shaun, Brenna, Micaela, Paris, Brooklyne, Chanelle, John, Richard, Leonard, Sara, Aaron, Jason, Leastar, Diamond, Timmy, Alejandro, Chante, Christy, Veronica, Kenny, Celeste, Windy, Elizabeth, Todd, and Casey, She remained close friends with her son's father, Michael Espitia and sister-in-law Lisa Shepherd. She joins her father, Rolland Shepherd (papa), and nephew, Steve Lopez in Heaven., Vonnie had many hobbies, including travels with her companion Jim. They visited France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, and camped often at the beach. She also had a passion for photography and left us many cherished memories. Vonnie was a loyal, supportive fan at all of her family's sporting events. She loved spending time with her family!, The family would like to acknowledge the professional care provided by Tamra & Lori of ProCare Hospice, Dr. Kevin Chang, Dr. Zev Wainberg, and Dr. warren Banta. We also appreciate all of you that donated to her chemo account and the loving devotion of her adoring sister Laurie Lowry, and the patience and dedication of Jim. A celebration of life will be held Saturday Dec. 4, 2010 at Camp Comfort Park, 11969 Creek Rd., Ojai, CA at 1 p.m.



Yvonne Van Doren

Yvonne Van Doren, 90, of Chico and formerly of Redding died Sunday at Windsor Chico Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center in Chico. Arrangements are pending at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home in Chico (342-9003).