Wednesday, November 24, 2010

California Obituaries 11/24/10



Ana Maria Santos Willis A beloved daughter, sister, mother and friend passed away October 27, 2010 after suffering a brain aneurysm while visiting her family in Brazil. Ana was born in Salvador Brazil and fulfilled her life long dream to move to the United States while in her twenties, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2008. Her life centered around her family, especially her son, the light of her life, Emanuell Tyler Willis. She was extremely proud to see Tyler start college this August, the first in her family. Ana was known for her generosity and hard work. She made many sacrifices to provide for her family and was generous with anyone who was privileged to know her. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the "Ana Maria Willis Memorial Fund", Acct. #0183467978 at any Bank of America branch to benefit Tyler. A celebration of Ana's life is scheduled for Nov. 26, 2010. Please email for more information.




Ann Compton Stephens "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away." George Carlin Ann Compton Stephens devoted wife of 55 years to Ellis Major Stephens and adoring Mother to Susan Magaziner, Bruce Stephens and Rebecca DiDomenico and Mother-in Law to Stephen Perry, peacefully passed away on November 17, 2010. "Dear" as she was affectionately called by her three grandchildren, Samuel Magaziner, Ryder Perry and Thomas Cole Perry was a legend of strength, gratitude, creativity and service among her family and friends. Ann was born in Montclair, New Jersey on December 12, 1921 to Dorothy Danforth Compton and Randolph Parker Compton. She had a deep bond with her three brothers, Dan, James and John Parker who passed before her. John Parker, Ann's youngest brother's tragic death during W.W.II at age 20 was a life changing event for the Compton lineage. The tragedy ignited the families philanthropic passion to channel their resources into world betterment and was responsible for the emergence of The Compton Foundation. Ann served as Vice President of the Compton Foundation for many years along with the President, her twin brother, James Compton, who passed away in 2006. Ann was a pioneer in the field of population, women's reproductive rights, world peace and the environment. She had a pivotal role in the support and worldwide availability of emergency contraception. Ann was President of the Marin Symphony from 1976 to 1978, ever an enthusiastic supporter of music and the arts. She was an active member of the community, teaching 'Great Books' and art at Ross School. Ann and Ellis opened their home for many years to students from Germany and France whom they welcomed into their lives. They embraced the six children of the Fischer family from Freiburg, Germany as their own children. All of our lives have been inspired by Ann's sense of wonder, purpose, exuberance and above all her giving and compassionate nature. True to her family's creed, Ann expressed an insatiable appetite for the adventure of life. "I dare you to aspire nobly, adventure daringly, serve humbly." She was "one of the audacious few who faced life courageously ready to strike straight at the heart of anything that kept her from her best." (Quotes from William Henry Danforth). She received her MSW from Columbia School of Social Work, which was the beginning of a lifelong journey manifesting in an all abiding love of humanity and curiosity about individual expression. Ann noticed and celebrated all things from the natural world: sunlight, rain, trees, plants, animals, birds, the ocean, the silvery moon and even the tiniest, pale wild flower. She had the deepest respect for creativity expressed through art, music, dance and literature. Ann published books about family, poetry, the love of language and art designed to bring out the childlike nature inside all of us. "It takes a long time to become young." Pablo Picasso In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Golden Gate Planned Parenthood, The Marin Symphony, Headllands Center for The Arts or The California Academy of Science. There will be a celebration of her life at the Marin Art and Garden Center on Sunday, November 28th from 2-5pm. Car pools encouraged.



Adele Gordon Fogelhut

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Agapito Del Rio

MR. AGAPITO DEL RIO, age 93, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 22, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary



Alba Emmolo

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Alba Mary Emmolo passed away on Nov. 13, 2010, in Santa Rosa, just three weeks short of her 96th birthday. Devoted wife of the late Salvatore "Sam" Emmolo and Andy Anderson. Cherished mother of Fr



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Albert Clayman

Albert Clayman passed away on November 20, 2010 at the age of 87 after going through a battle with cancer. He was at home with his family by his side. He was born December 14, 1922 in Kansas City, Mo. where he spent the majority of his life. In 1956, Albert opened Kay Cee Enterprises with his family. He married his soul mate Jackie on May 26, 1976. He was a member of Meadowbrook Country Club and Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif. No matter where Albert lived he had many friends. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling and golfing which he had 2 holes in one in one year. He had also aspired to be a Sports Announcer. In October 2000, Albert and Jackie sold the family business and fully retired in Palm Desert, CA. Albert is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie, and his children, Wendy Mead, Dawn Wheat, Kim Clayman, Kristen Allen and son in law Jamie Mead. He has six grandchildren, Layne, Lyuba, Michelle, Allison, Kendall and Karstan; sister Rose Horowitz and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and lastly, his best friend and loyal companion, Pedee. We will celebrate his life on his 88th birthday, December 14, 2010 at the family home. Please send all donations to the Guardian Angels at Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite #100, Kansas City, MO 64114. Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home - 816-942-2004.



Alberta Ann De Graaf

ALBERTA ANN de GRAAF SEP 21, 1925 - NOV 20, 2010 Alberta Ann de Graaf entered into rest on November 20, 2010 in Ripon, CA. She was born on September 21, 1925 in French Camp, CA. In heaven she joins her husband the late Walter de Graaf and brother Joe Vanderkamp and grandson Mark Olson Her children are Annajean Goins and husband Mike of Oregon, Wilmajoan Olson and husband Rob of Marysville, Hugo de Graaf of Manteca and Alan de Graaf and wife Robin of Manteca. She is survived by 8 grandchildren; Walter de Graaf, Derrick de Graaf, Daniel de Graaf, Jill Olson, David Olson, Loree Olson, Kate Van Wijck and Sara Carrero. Her siblings are; John Vanderkamp of Redding, Alice DeBoer of Ripon, Henrietta Brink of Ripon, Gertrude Tillema and husband Bill of Escalon and sister-in-laws Katy Martinez and husband Phil of Manteca and Martha de Graaf of Manteca. Alberta was an active member of the Calvary Reformed Church of Ripon. Alberta enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to bake and spend time working in her yard. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Arrangements for Alberta are under the direction of P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home of Manteca, 290 North Union Road. A Memorial Service will be held at Calvary Reformed Church 741 2nd St, Ripon, CA on Saturday November 27, 2010 at 11:00a.m. Burial will be prvate at Park View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society, 105 S. Washington St., Lodi, CA or Bethany Home Society, 1010 2nd, Ripon, CA. Condolences may be made to the family of Alberta at, . Search obituaries.



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,



Alice Jane Simmons

Alice Jane Simmons, loving wife of John Simmons, loving mother of John R. G. Simmons and daughter, Tracy Lee Simmons, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Ukiah Valley Medical Center with her husband of 61 years and daughter by her side. Jane attended Oregon State College where she met her future husband to be, the love of her life. Jane was a quiet person who never had less than a complimentary word to say about anyone and her favorite retort to complaints of others was, "oh well". Jane was an unusual person in that she always wanted to do for others and yet she was not big on being a "joiner" or drawing attention to herself. She was always available to help others and the organizations that were dearest to her heart and she supported were the Ladies of the Nile, Shiner's Hospital for Children, and Special Olympics. Jane provided the Sacramento Shiner's Hospital with their first voice-activated computer for the use by the "shrine kids". Jane was the propulsion behind her family and was always there with a supporting comment or action and never outwardly looking for credit for those actions, and was totally unassuming. She had a great love of the ocean and California/Oregon coastline and the four years she spent living on the California coast were probably the happiest times of the life but she was willing to give this up in support of her family. After moving to Ukiah, Jane worked for the Mendocino County Office of Education working herself up to the position of Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools. She loved her tenure with MCOE and adored the people she worked with and became friends with over the years. In 1995, she started on her busy life of becoming the First Lady of Aahmes Shrine Temple, the position she filled with absolute perfection and grace. Her grace, elegance and sense of humor showed through in all that she did. Jane is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Dee Simmons, Glen Daniels (fiancé of daughter Tracy), Logan Daniels, son of Glen Daniels, and her beloved puppy Lilly, and grand-dog Tucker. Jane/mom, you will be missed and we know that you are watching over us. We love you! There will be a celebration of Jane's life on Saturday, December 4, 2010, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Mendocino Lake Clubhouse. Arrangements are under the direction of the EVERSOLE MORTUARY.



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.,



Amelia Oliva

Amelia Oliva 88, of Marysville, passed away on November 22, 2010 Survivors include her two sons, Alfonso and Ramon, Jr., and a daughter, Rosemary, 6 grandchildren, Elissa, Cristina, Arturo, Andres, Jonathan and Laura, a sister, Alicia Castillo and two daughters-in-law, Jennie and Orelia. A Mass will be held at 12noon on Friday, November 26, 2020 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Send condolences at



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.



Anne Smith

Anne Ida Smith Born in San Francisco, Nov 8, 1922 our beloved Mother went to heaven on Nov 22, 2010, surrounded by her family in a circle of love. Voted over & over the World's Best Mother by her six children, Jo-Ann, Jerry, Bill, Doralee, John, & Donna. No one could top her pumpkin pies & choc. chip cookies, along with her endless devotion to her family. That's Anne with an "e" she would say, loved everyone she met. Welcoming her in heaven, her parents Teodora & Primo Giusti, Her loving husband John H. Smith, most recent her darling Great Granddaughter Amanda. She leaves her sister Lena McKenzie, Adoring Grandchildren & Great-children, nieces & nephews. Friends may visit Friday November 26th, 5pm to 9pm with a Rosary Service 7pm at Duggan Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave. Daly City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday November 27th 10am, at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 725 Diamond St. S.F. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations to the, 131 Steuart St # 520 San Francisco, CA 94105-1240.



Argenbright, Ruby V.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Ruby V. Argenbright Feb. 19, 1919 Nov. 20, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Ruby passed away this past Saturday after a long bout of ..... 



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.,



Arleta (Lee) Magallanes

Lee was born on April 14, 1937 in San Bernardino to Harry and Eva Bathurst. She attended Roosevelt Elementary, Sturgis Jr. High and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1955. She then graduated from LA County General Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She worked as an RN in several local hospitals. She loved to knit, to travel and to write letters and emails., Preceded in death by Pete Magallanes, husband of 39 years. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.



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



Arthur LaVern "Art" Moore

1932 - 2010 Art passed away November 19, 2010. He was born in Randall, Kansas on June 29, 1932. He will be greatly missed by a loving family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Charla Dodson. Art is survived by his wife Jean of Redding, sister Georgene Pearson of Oologah, OK, son Lonnie Moore and daughters Louise Nelson, Shawna Moore. He also has four step children: Terri Reynolds, Richard Steele, Stacy Fry and Kevin Steele, 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Art belonged to the masonic lodge in Cawker City, Kansas for 55 years. He was also an avid pool player and golfer. Art was the service manager for Hyster Forklifts of Northern California for 20 years. There will be a celebration of life service held at Redding Christian Fellowship located at 2157 Victor Avenue 96002 on December 2 at 11 a.m.



Augustine Hernandez

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BELL , Bruce E.

BELL , Bruce E. November 8, 1953 - November 15, 2010 Born in Inglewood, CA, Bruce grew up in California working the family bicycle store from a young age. He graduated in 1971 from Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, CA and worked in the bicycle industry until he started his career in commercial fishing. He worked for Jubilee Fisheries, a Seattle based company who operated three boats out of Dutch Harbor, fishing the NW Ocean and Bering Sea.




BRUCE DONALD REED APRIL 1953 - NOV 2010 Bruce Donald Reed Jr., 57 of Turlock, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at home after a long battle with cancer. Bruce was born in Turlock to Don and Lois Reed in 1953, and graduated high school in 1971. He lived in Turlock/ Hughson area mostof his life. Bruce was a devout Christian and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bruce was an avid Bass fisherman also loved to fish with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Deena Reed; his children, Melissa Reed and Christopher Lewis of Turlock; parents, Don And Lois Reed of Atwater, formerly of Hughson; brothers, Dick Reed of Hughson, Terry Reed of Atwater; and a grandchild, Logan Lewis. He was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Stehle. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Turlock. A private burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Emanuel, P.O. Box 819005, Turlock, Ca 95381.



Barbara Marie McClanahan

Barbara Marie McClanahan, 86, of Hanford, California entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Hanford, California surrounded by her loving family., Barbara was born in Orosi, California and raised and educated in Fresno, California, graduating from Fresno Tech in 1942. On March 20, 1946 she married Max J. McClanahan in Fresno, California, making Fresno their home. To this union was born three beloved children, Sandy, Toni and Patrick. Barbara worked as a switchboard operator for three years at Fresno Community Hospital and in sales for several years after that. In 1996, she moved to Hanford, California. Barbara was a member of the Church of Christ in Hanford, CA. She enjoyed dancing, knitting and traveling. She made trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and Mexico. Barbara most enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Family times together were always very special. She had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around. Those who knew her, remember her as a "Character." She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max in 1987., Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Sandy Tomerlin and husband, Jim of Hanford, CA; Toni Hathaway and husband, Rex of Sanger, CA and Patrick McClanahan of Fresno, Ca; three grandchildren, Erin Alvidrez of Hanford, Ca, Robert Alvidrez of Hanford, CA, Toby Tomerlin and wife, Tiffany of Bethesda, MD and Tyler McClanahan of Clovis, CA; two great grandchildren, Nicholas Alvidrez and Payton Alvidrez of Hanford, CA; numerous nieces, nephews, many wonderful friends and church family., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 2 - 7 p.m. . Services will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 1596 W. Grangeville Blvd. in Hanford, CA. Burial will follow at Belmont Memorial Park in Fresno, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Barbara Preston

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Barbara Williams

Barbara (Bartlett) Reese Williams Died peacefully Nov 16, 2010 in SF. Born May 17, 1930, in SF to Col. Frank M. and Sara (Budinger) Bartlett. Pre-deceased by siblings Patsy and Robert "Bruce" Bartlett. Loving mother of Patricia and David (Karen) Reese, grandmother to Vanessa, Megan, Rosemary and Magdalena, cousin to Helen Budinger. Leaves behind many friends in the outer Sunset district. She grew up in Hillsborough before moving to SF, graduating from Convent of the Sacred Heart. Employed for over 35 years by Carpenter's Trust Fund and by DPAS as a computer programmer/operator. Politically active, she participated in civil rights and anti-war movements, and in later years as a member of the Gray Panthers and neighborhood organizations. As a young woman she formed half of the folk-music duo "Pete and Barb", and was an avid square dancer. During the 60's, she owned the Salvation Navy, a "junktique store", with her dear friend, the late Joan Stevens. She enjoyed the Opera and Ballet, was a devoted fan of the 49'ers and Giants, and a supporter of many charities and arts programs, as well as the SF Zoo. We are grateful to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Coming Home Hospice and Hospice by the Bay who took such fantastic care of her in her last months. We will miss her bright smile, her love and independent spirit. Memorial Service on Dec 11,2010 at 11:00 AM at Swedenborgian Church, 2107 Lyon St., SF. Donations may be sent to Coming Home Hospice or organizations of your choice.



Barnett, Annette Josie DeWitt

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Annette Josie DeWitt Barnett Oct. 1922~ Nov. 16, 2010 Annette Josie DeWitt Barnett, a resident of Oakland for 56 years passed away November 16 .....



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.



Benjamin Ford

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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.,



Bernadette Harvey

Bernadette L., "Bernie" Harvey, Resident of Redwood City, Nov. 5, 1956-Nov. 18, 2010, Passed on peacefully on November 18, 2010 at Kaiser Santa Clara after battling lung cancer. Bernie loved her grandbabies tremendously; full of pride when each one was born, relishing in the cuddling years, and taking great pleasure in watching them grow and mature. She has been a member of Peninsula Yacht Club in Redwood City, CA since 1999; often helping with decorating and cooking for parties as well as participating in the sailing activities. As an employee of TJ Maxx (San Carlos, CA) for over 13 years, she grew to enjoy her job, customers, and colleagues. She often spoke highly of her friendships., She was born November 5, 1956 in Virginia to Virginia "Ginnie" Squires, Mesa, AZ and the late Clarence Edward Graham Sr. Her family briefly lived in San Diego, CA, before they moved to Santa Clara County in the 1960's. She married Donald Harvey in 1979, he took her to live in Washington and Texas before they moved to Sacramento County in 1991, and then to San Mateo County around 1999., She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends., Survived by husband, Donald E. Harvey, Mountain View, CA; daughter, Katherine A. Crawford, San Diego, CA; son, Danny R. Harvey, San Jose, CA; sister, Wanda Vasquez, Stockton, CA; sister, Jennie Nava, Stockton, CA; sister, Alice Chaffee, Queen Creek, AZ; step-sister Linda Eserini, Santa Clara, CA; brother, Clarence E. Graham, Jr., Gastonia, NC; sister, Ann Long, Gastonia, NC; 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren; 22 nieces and nephews; 14 great nieces and nephews; 1 great-great niece, and ex-husband Richard Triesenberg. Preceded in death by brothers, Elmer Graham, and Carl Otis Graham II., Viewing 11:00am, Saturday November 27; Neptune Society, 798 South Second St., San Jose, CA, 95112. Memorial 1:00pm, Saturday, November 27, Peninsula Yacht Club, 1536 Maple Street, Redwood City, CA 94063.



Betty Genell Dacy

Betty Genell Dacy was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Davenport, Okla., She was the daughter of Claud and Nora Hooper., She passed away at Vaca Valley Hospital on Nov. 20, after a long illness., Betty was a devoted sister, wife, mother and grandmother who cared deeply for her family. She was an understanding military wife who knew how to get things done. She worked in retail sales and as a waitress in Oklahoma., Betty married her husband, Roy Dacy, on May 16, 1961, in Enid, Okla. They moved to Vacaville, Calif., in 1967, where they spent many years making memories together. She enjoyed camping and boating with her family. Betty also enjoyed spending time in her garden growing vegetables and tending to her flowers. She attended Valley Free Church in Vacaville and enjoyed singing the old hymns. She was always there with a quick smile and comforting words of encouragement whenever it was needed. She was kind, generous and loving., Betty is survived by her husband of 49 years, Roy Dacy of Vacaville; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jim Gleiter of Bay Center, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Carol Dacy of Vacaville; grandsons, Michael and Benjamin Dacy; brother, Bob Hooper of Cleve-land, Okla.; sisters, Shirley Cook of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Rebecca Porter of Fosterville, Tenn., A funeral for Betty will begin with a viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville. On Monday, Nov. 29, she will be laid to rest at 9:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon. A Memorial Service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Valley Free Church, 5063 Maple Road, Vacaville., Memorial contributions may be made to the Student Ministry at Valley Free Church., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707)446-3233, www.vacahills,



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.



Bonnie Kvamme

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Bonnie Lee Kvamme passed away peacefully at Golden Living Center in Napa after battling dementia. Her life began in Gage, Okla., on Oct. 8, 1924, and ended on Nov. 17, 2010, at the age of 86.  



Bonnie Smith

BONNIE SMITH Bonnie Smith was born February 7, 1923, in Oklahoma. She went to be with her Lord November 18, 2010, survived by her husband of 64 years, Clyde Smith. She had five children, Dan Smith (Connie) of Soldotna, Alaska, who preceded her in death; Marsha Lyvers (Joseph) of Altadena, California; Steve Smith (Nedra) of Mabton, Washington; Lynette Winans (Rick) of Sedalia, Colorado; Phil Smith (Margaret) of Nuevo, California. She had thirteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren She was a wife of priceless value; mother of irrefutable excellence; to many a friend as if a rare gift; and to all a woman of God. In her church, Nuevo Community Missionary Church, she served God and those around her for more than forty-five years as a Sunday School teacher to children, a committed nurturer in the Word of God, and a passionate prayer warrior; truly a matriarch of the Faith. A memorial service will be held at Nuevo Community Church, December 3, 2010, at 1:00 pm.



Brian Hall (In Memoriam)

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Brother Peter A. DiFrancescantonio

Brother Peter A. DiFrancescantonio, S.M., Resident of San Francisco, Born July 12, 1938 in Sacramento, California, died on November 20, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dearly beloved son of the late Vincent and Ida Maria Battaglia DiFrancescantonio; beloved sister of Ann Marie (Jerry) Peralta; loving uncle of Linda Peralta, Michael Peralta, and Debra (Cal) Perry; great uncle of Danielle, Thomas "TJ" Murray, Michael and Brianna Peralta. He attended Polytechnic High School in 1952-1956, St. Peter Chanel Seminary, San Rafael, 1957-1959, Our Lady of the Elms, Staten Island 1959-1960, Marist College, Washington, D.D. 1960-1961, and earned his Bachelor's Degree from University of San Francisco, 1974-1976, He served at St. Peter Chanel Seminary, San Rafael, California, Borage High School, Phoenix, Arizona, Provincial House, San Francisco, and Provincial House Community, Atlanta, Georgia, Friends and religious may call on Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duggan's Funeral Service, 3434 17th Street and are invited to call on Saturday, November 27, after 9.00 a.m. at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush Street, San Francisco, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Committal, Marist Plot, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, CA. Donations preferred to Marist Retirement Fund, Marist Center, 4408 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017., Duggan's Funeral Service, THE DUGGAN WELCH FAMILY, 3434 17th Street, San Francisco, California 94110 (415) 431-4900



Bruun, Robert F.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Robert F. Bruun SOLANA BEACH -- Long time resident and owner of Baker Iron Works lost his 19 day battle to cancer on Friday, .....




DONOHUE, CAROLYN MARIE Carolyn Marie Donohue, 85, formerly of La Mesa passed away peacefully on November 21, 2010 at Frye Regional Hospital Hickory, North Carolina. Mrs. Donohue was an elementary teacher in the Chula Vista School District for over 25 years. She was a passionate educator and advocate for education. As a teacher, Carolyn taught at Castle Park, Allen and Greg Rogers schools . A lifelong Presbyterian who lived her life with faith and love she is missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Jim, her four children Carolyn, Jim, William and Justin and four grandchildren and her sister Del. Memorial services will be held Sunday, November 28, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, with the Reverend Deborah McEachran officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. The family requests that Memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the "Memorial Education Fund" First Presbyterian Church, 237 2nd St., NW, Hickory, NC 28601.




Clara W. Morey 93, of Waterford passed away Sunday, Nov 21. She was born in Carey Idaho. She and her husband, Wayne, lived in the Hickman/Waterford area for over 50 years. Clara is survived by her daughter Lynn Woolf of Turlock and her son Raymond Morey of Cressey. Six grandchildren and 6 great grand children. She is proceeded in death by her husband Wayne, daughter Kathleen and son Tim Morey. A Memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 1 pm, Sat., Nov 27; 1930 7th Street, Hughson, Ca. Burial will be 1 pm, Tues., Nov 30; Lakewood Memerial Park, Hughson, CA.



Cain, Josephine Lorraine

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Josephine Lorraine Cain May 16, 1921 - Nov. 19, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Josephine Lorraine Cain, age 89, passed away peacefully on November ..... 



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.,



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 Santa Clara Mortuary 805-485-5757



Carole Rose Sanford

Carole Rose Sanford, 7/23/1942 - 11/19/2010, Carole Rose Sanford passed away peacefully November 19, 2010 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born July 23, 1942 in Las Vegas, Nev., She was an amazing wife, mother and friend. She always had an amazing sense of humor and was loved by all. Beloved, wife to Chuck Sanford of Cool, mother of Debbie Banducci, Jodi Sanford, grandmother to Jaimie Craig, Jeffrey Craig and Josh Banducci, sister of Robert Reinhardt and many beloved relatives., She enjoyed playing golf, camping, fishing, traveling, gardening and the company of her dog Sadic., In lieu of flowers a donation made in her name to the SPCA. She had a huge passion for all animals. Services will be held December 1, 2010, 12p.m. at the Gallery in ALT, Cool.



Catherine Faye Bragg

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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



Charles Melvin Cordell

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Charles Raymond Mynear

CHARLES RAYMOND MYNEAR MAR 27, 1931- NOV 22, 2010 On November 22, 2010, Charles Raymond'' Mynear went to be with God and a host of family and friends waiting for him. He courageously fought cancer for a very long time, with his family and friends loving him along the way. Raymond was a dedicated family man, everyone who knew him loved him. He leaves behind a loving wife of 61 years Geneva Jean Mynear, 3 children, Sandi, Edwin and Cynthia. Two Brothers and Three sisters, also 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. And a number of extended Family.'' We will always LOVE and Miss him''



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....



Clara W. Morey

CLARA W. MOREY NOV 29, 1916 - NOV 21, 2010 Clara Morey, age 93, of Waterford, passed away Sunday, Nov 21. She was born in Carey, Idaho. She and husband Wayne lived in the Hickman/ Waterford area for over 50 years. Clara is survived by her daughter, Lynn Woolf of Turlock and her son, Raymond Morey of Cressey; grandchildren, Audrey Whitson, Nick Morey, Andrea Hooks, Jeff Sliger, Ryan Sliger, Lisa Morey; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne, daughter Kathleen and son, Tim Morey. A memorial service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1:00pm, Saturday, Nov. 27; 1930 7th Street, Hughson, Ca. Burial will be 1:00pm, Tuesday, Nov. 30; Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, CA.



Clara Walls

CLARA WALLS, 97, of Lompoc died Thursday, November 18, 2010. Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, directors. 



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.



Clifton Medders

Clifton "Mark" Medders, 55, of Palm Springs, passed away peacefully Saturday November 20, 2010 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Born June 28, 1955 in Nassawadox, he was the son of the late Clifton Medders and Gene Kelly Bushong. Mark graduated from Saint Augustine High School in St. Augustine, Florida. He attended Flagler College, also in St. Augustine while majoring in Business Administration and Journalism. He graduated cum laude in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. Mark also attended a post graduate study program, Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Delaware from 1990-1992. Mark was a people person. In 1984 he was named Vice President of Administration and Public Affairs for Atlantic Publications. Prior to that time he had worked in sales in the produce business for over five years. From 1990-1992 Mark was the executive vice president of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce in Melfa, Va. and also concurrently the Executive Director of Virginia's Eastern Shore Tourism Commission. He moved to Palm Springs in 1992 and became the manager that opened the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Palm Desert, Calif. in 1993. From 1996 to 1999 Mark was the program manager at the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs. A job opportunity opened back in the Philadelphia area and Mark moved back east in 2000 where he became the regional operations manager for Complient Corporation/Cardiac Science, Inc. The company instructed clients in the proper use of cardiac AEDs.



Concepta "Connie" Cretaro

1930 - 2010 Concepta "Connie" Cretaro of Redding Ca. passed away November 22, 2010 after a long illness. Born April 10, 1930 in Rome N.Y. , she was the daughter of Antonio and Stella Consilio Rodriguez. Connie was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Louis Cretaro. She is survived by two sons, Louis Cretaro Jr., of Lincoln CA. and David Cretaro of Redding CA.; two brothers Rod Rodriguez of Cottonwood CA., John Rodriguez of Rome, NY a sister Virginia Bromley Rome NY; two brothers-in-law Ed Cretaro of Rome, NY, Daniel Cretaro San Antonio,TX; sisters in-law Lorraine Rodriguez, Cottonwood CA, and Mary Cretaro of San Antonio TX. Connie also leaves behind four grandchildren; Adam Cretaro, Alicia Cretaro, Giancarlo Cretaro and Vincente Cretaro; nephew Rod Rodriguez III, and cousin Greg Camastra, Redding. Connie will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Connie was predeceased by sister Theresa Smith, sisters in-law Grace Rodriguez, Emma Rodriguez , Elvira Cretaro, and Angela Dorsagno and brothers in-law Joseph Bromley, Peter Cretaro, Harry Dorsagno, Jewel Smith and daughter in-law Brenda Cretaro. Services will be held Saturday November 27, 2010, 12 p.m. at Saint Joseph's Church, 2040 Walnut Ave, Redding. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel, Palo Cedro, CA.



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.




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Doris Jewell Russell, age 93, a native of Delphos, KS, former resident of Silver City, NM and a resident of Merced, CA for 9 years passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at an Atwater hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Russell Jr. a prominent Silver City, NM businessman. She was one of five children of Wellington Webster Wiseman, D.V.M and Henrietta T. Wiseman. She was a retired librarian with the Silver City Junior High School. She was a graduate of New Mexico State Teachers College and received her librarian credential from Arizona State University. Doris was an avid reader and a person who loved various crafts including knitting and ceramics. She is survived by one son, William B. Russell III of Winton, CA. Grandmother to Christopher Ray Russell of Merced, CA and great-grandmother to Paige & Katelyn Russell both of Chiloquin OR and Bailey Russell of Merced, CA. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Hampshire Retirement Center, 3460 "R" Street in Merced. Jay Chapel, Madera, CA in charge of arrangements. Inurnment will be at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City, NM Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.




Dorothea Caroline Faltin Schultz 1/27/1919 to 11/20/2010 Dorle completed her life's journey surrounded by her loving family. She will be remembered with gratitude for her generosity of spirit, love of learning, and the gift of inspiration and encouragement to everyone she encountered. Her loving presence, character, and joyful influence will live on. Memorial gathering 11:00 am, Saturday, Nov. 27th, at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. She would be happy for remembrances in her name to San Anselmo Open Space Fund of MCF, c/o Town Hall, 525 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960.



Dan Felger

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



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,



Dennis Stephenson

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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, Marcus Asaro, 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.



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 E. LeBoeuf (Werts) Alley

Doris E. (Werts) LeBoeuf, Alley Doris married her first love, Bill LeBoeuf, and moved to Sacramento where she raised her children and resided until she passed away. Born in Marysville, CA, April 20, 1928. Passed away surrounded by loved ones in Roseville, CA, Nov. 17, 2010. Survived by her children David, Susan (Bruce), Denise (Craig), Terry (Richard); her sister Helen (John); her step children Susan (Harry), Peter (Carolyn); her grandchildren Amy, Bevin, Sarah and Kyle; and sister-in-laws Rosalie (Mark) and Toni (Charles). Preceded in death by her husbands Bill LeBoeuf and Elmo Alley and brother Roger. She was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted wife. She was a woman of enduring strength, raising four children by herself after her first husband passed. She worked at Jesuit High School for many years and continued to scrapbook their events after retirement. She was truly a sweet and generous woman, selflessly concerned for others to the very end. She will be deeply missed. Service will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at 10am at Lind Brothers Mortuary at 4221 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608, and laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery at 7101 Verner Ave. Sacramento, CA 95841. Send Condolences at



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;,



Dr. Coy L. Turrentine

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November 15, 1963 ~ November 10, 2010 Edward "Eddie" Nuttall, 47, was born November 15, 1963 in Los Banos and died November 20, 2010 in Los Banos. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved the outdoors and animals. Eddie was involved in 4-H and sports. He was extremely proud to have his first grandchild, Ava Marie. He will be missed by his friends and family. He is preceded in death by his father Herman Nuttall & brother Robert Nuttall. He is survived by his daughter Brandi Renee Pickup (John), son Kyle Nuttall, granddaughter Ava Marie Pickup, mother Angelina Nuttall, sisters Victoria Grishaber & Maria Bond (Greg). A Memorial Service will be Friday, November 26th at 1pm at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel, Los Banos.




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Earl Palmer Gravel

Earl Palmer Gravel A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12:30 P.M. at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery for Earl Palmer Gravel, 81 of Gridley, California. He passed away peacefully at his home from a courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Earl was born March 26, 1929 in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He served in the, on board the USS LST-391 during the, from 1948 to 1952. He worked for Goodyear Tire Company for 40 years in Yuba City and Sacramento, retiring in 1991. He owned and operated with his late son, Greg Gravel, "Gravel's Watering Hole and Deli" for 5 years. His hobbies included a passion for fishing, working in his yard and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Romeo J. Gravel and mother, Alice Dussault; a brother, Romeo Gravel Jr. and a son, Greg Gravel. Earl is survived by his wife of 51 years, Catherine Gravel of Gridley, CA; his daughter & son in-law, Mary & Robert Dudley of Gridley, CA and his son and daughter in-law, Keith & Tina Gravel of Yuba City. He is also survived by a sister, Dorothy (Dot) Gravel of Lewiston, ME; a brother Thomas Mullaney of AZ; 6 grandchildren: Michelle & Kipp Ford of Gridley, CA, Chad Vieira of Biggs, CA, Gregory Dudley of Gridley, CA, Courtney Gravel of Yuba City, CA and Caitlyn Gravel of Yuba City, CA; 1 great-grandchild, Abbigail Ford of Gridley, CA and numerous nieces and nephews. Inurnment will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley- Block Funeral Chapel. Send Condolences at



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.



Edmund Theodore Brase

Edmund Theodore Brase, 6/30/1918 - 11/18/2010, Edmund Theodore Brase of Loomis, California passed away in Roseville on November 18, 2010. He was 92., Edmund was born in Illinois on June 30, 1918 and was a California resident for over 65 years. He proudly served his country during, in the US Army. He is survived by three daughters, Connie O'Leary, Judy Koblis, and Joan Brase; grandchildren Shane Koblis, Peter O'leary, Matthew O'leary, Staci Graham and Renae Switzer and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys Marie Brase., Services will be held at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, California on Monday, November 29, 2010. Viewing from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and services at 1:30. A graveside service will follow at the Newcastle Cemetery., Please sign the guestbook at



Edna (Eddie) Bryan (In Memoriam)

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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,



Edward Nuttall

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Eggering, Larry

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Larry Eggering Resident of Vallejo Please join us in a Memorial Mass for Larry Eggering who passed away suddenly on November 20th 2010 The .....



Eileen Pistelli

EILEEN ESTELE PISTILLI Born October 23, 1935, Eileen passed away in her sleep on November 20 at the age of 75, after a long battle with Alzheimer\'s. She was born in San Diego, CA to Henry and Ruth Blankenship. Lived in Sun City, CA for the past 19 years. Eileen is survived by her three children: Peggy Shelton, Guy Sawyer and Rhonda Schafer; six step-children - Tony Pistilli, Dino Pistilli, Gian Pistilli , Lisa Glutz, Dana Pistilli, and Tia Hatch; her sister, Barbara Fiscus and brother John Blankenship; 20 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Eileen always had a smile on her face and laughter in her heart. She will be remembered by the smiles on all those she has left behind. Services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery on November 30, 2010 at 12:30PM.



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:,



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:



Etta Hopson-McClure

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Evelyn H. Donovan

EVELYN H. DONOVAN NOV 16, 1912 - NOV 20, 2010 Evelyn H. Donovan passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Nov. 20, 2010 at Evergreen Rehabilitation Care Center in Modesto. Evelyn was born Nov. 16, 1912 to Chester and Edith Mary Darling in Glendive, Montana. She was the 6th of 7 children. The family moved to the Modesto area around 1922 where her father was a farmer. She graduated from Modesto High School in 1931. Evelyn married Glenn O. Donovan on New Year's Eve at midnight, Dec. 31, 1931. They had 4 children: Rosemary A. Spencer, James M. Donovan (deceased), Katherine J. Dressler (deceased), and Glenda L. Nagel. Evelyn had 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. In 1944 Glenn and Evelyn moved to Orange County where Glenn managed Bridgeford Foods in Anaheim. In 1980 they moved back to Modesto. They joined and were very active at Big Valley Grace Community Church. They opened their home for a Home Bible Study Group for 7 years. Evelyn was also involved in three separate prayer groups. She always corresponded with several missionaries working in foreign countries. Evelyn loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart and was a great influence on everyone who know her. Evelyn enjoyed gardening and was always a very good cook. Family was very important to her. She is survived by 2 daughters, Rosemary Spencer (Covina CA) and Glenda Nagel (Gilroy CA). She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn O. Donovan, her son, James M. Donovan, her daughter, Katherine J. Dressler, her grandson, Philip Donovan, her great great grandson, Jonathan Wall, and all of her siblings. Graveside services will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: of Northern California, 1060 La Avenida St, Montain View, CA 94043




GONZALEZ, FLORA REYES Jan. 13, 1911 to Nov. 17, 2010 Services on Friday, November 26th, noon at Greenwood Memorial, Garden Chapel, 4300 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92113.




AGUINALDO, FLORENCE JUNE (BOWLES) March 25, 1940 to Nov. 21, 2005 My love, even after five years, my life has been lonely. Your family, friends and I miss you so much. 




hD A resident of Redlands, California, died on November 20 at 87 years of age. He was born on February 23, 1923, in Northfork, West Virginia. The son of a highway engineer, as a child he lived in West Virginia, Texas and South Carolina. Dr. Bremer was a student at the University of South Carolina before enlisting in the



Feni Buonamico

Feni Buonamici Dec. 31, 1906 - Nov. 21, 2010 At peace on November 21, 2010 just before her 104th birthday. Loving wife of the late Bruno Buonamici for over 55 years. Cherished mother of Valentina Ceccarelli. Beloved mother-in-law of Santino Ceccarelli. Devoted grandmother of Bruno (Jennifer) and Aldo (Eleanor) Ceccarelli. Proud great grandmother of Julianna, Gabriella, Francesca and Luca Ceccarelli. Dear sister of Agenore Buonamici. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews both in California and in Italy. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Friday at 9:00AM at Church of the Epiphany (Vienna and Italy Sts.) followed by the Committal Service at the Italian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Anthony Foundation 150 Golden Gate Ave. SF, CA 94102-3810 Online condolences may be offered at



Fernandez, Jose C.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Jose C. Fernandez, 80, of Clements, died Nov. 20. He was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Gallup, N.M. Mr. Fernandez was employed by Valley Industries. ..... 



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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Florence Virginia Sharp Robinson

Florence Virginia Sharp Robinson Surrounded by family and love, Flo Robinson lost her two year battle with cancer and passed away at U.C. Davis Medical Center on November 22, at age 59. She was born October 6, 1951, in Elko, Nevada to parents Grant and Betty Sharp. She lived in Elko until 1965 and then moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, where her mother had a teaching position. After her mother's death, Flo and her husband and daughter moved to the Yuba-Sutter area in 1975 to be closer to other family members and has been a resident of Yuba City since 1985. She was an Accounting Officer for Houston Fearless, a private contractor to the government at Beale Air Force Base for over 20 years, where she made many lifelong friends, including Bob Cook, Bill Parayo and Liz Luster. Flo is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jackie, and daughters Kim and Amanda; grandchildren Devin, Brady, McKenna and Lyndin, brother Neil Sharp and his wife Blair, sister Vivian Johnson and her husband Bert, sister Jody Sharp, numerous nieces and nephews and many loving and good friends, all of whom will miss her dearly. She was a talented decorator with a beautiful home, loved gardening and creating beautiful things. She loved being with the entire family for different occasions and camping trips, playing games, laughing and having a great time. She was active in community service, volunteering and helping with many activities at Notre Dame School, volunteering where needed after the 1986 flood, a supporter of all of her children's and nieces and nephews sporting events and other activities during their school years, a member and former captain of the F.A.C.E.S. Relay for Life team since its beginning in this area 11 years ago, an active member and past president, secretary and membership of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 807, and many other causes and events wherever she was needed. At Flo's request, there will be no formal service, however there will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 28, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 807, 5477 Feather River Blvd., in Linda. She requests casual wear, bright colors, to have fun and "cheers" to the good times! So Lovely, So Loved Send Condolences at



Francisca Lugo "Bancha" Perez

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



Francisco 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 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.



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,




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Happy Holidays My Angels Helen M. Gallegos Feb. 11, 1932 - April 24, 2000 Rita J. Faria April 21, 1949 - June 25, 2003 ..... 




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SCHAEFER, GLORIA LEE Funeral services for Gloria Lee Schaefer will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva, Oklahoma. Gloria Lee Schaefer was born August 15, 1920, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the oldest child of Oscar and Helen Sanders of San Diego. Her father was a submariner in both world wars, her brother, Gordon, a decorated pilot in World War II and Korea. Gloria passed away November 17, 2010, in La Mesa, California. She fondly recalled that, as a teenager, she repeatedly walked past Ted Williams' house with a girlfriend who had a crush on him, hoping to catch a glimpse. An evening at the Mission Beach Ballroom with friends to watch a skinny Frank Sinatra perform was a favorite memory. Gloria attended San Diego State College for two years and then met Oscar "Rusty" Schaefer from Alva, OK, who was assembling aircraft at Ryan Aeronautical. After meeting her, Rusty wrote his parents, "Gloria is the girl I met at (church) league - she is one in ten thousand as girls go here in San Diego." Married in 1941, they moved to the Oklahoma Panhandle after the war, where Rusty worked on the family farm and received a Master's degree in education, later becoming a high school principal. Daughter Dianne arrived in 1942, sons Steve in 1945, Michael in 1949, and Allen in 1958. In 1954, the family moved to Wellington, KS. Gloria studied at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, received a teaching degree, and began a 22-year career as a primary school teacher. Rusty died suddenly of a stroke in 1965. Left a widow at 44, Gloria became more active in her church, increasing her Sunday School responsibilities and joining the church choir. Insuring that all of her children would obtain a college degree, she led a non-extravagant life and helped fund their educations. She proudly watched them succeed in the fields of education, medicine and business. Retiring in 1986, she returned to San Diego to live near Steve's family, where she continued her busy service to the church. Those who knew her appreciated her kindness, her interest in others and her calm, friendly nature. Her family is convinced that St. Peter will surely greet her at Heaven's Gate with a, "Well done, Gloria!" Besides her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Rusty, and one brother, Gordon. She is survived by her four children, Dianne (Ken), Steve (Lynn), Mike (Sue), and Allen (Weirong), 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the charity of your choice.



GOLDING, Sharon Luretha

GOLDING, Sharon Luretha 63, of Lompoc, California died on November 16, 2010 at Cottage Hospital. Sharon was born in Santa Barbara and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1965. She resided in Lompoc, CA for the past ten years. She worked for the City of Santa Barbara for approximately ten years and most recently was employed with Check N' Go in Lompoc. Sharon enjoyed sharing time with family and friends. Sharon is survived by her daughter, Tawna M. Muñoz;




GURUDEO KAUR ATWAL ''GURUDEV'' JUNE 1934 ~ NOV 2010 Gurudeo Gurudev'' Atwal, 76, of Turlock passed away on Saturday, November 20 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in Punjab, India to Batan and Udham Bains in 1934. In 1989, Gurudeo emigrated to Ceres, and in 2000, she settled in Turlock. She was a member of the Turlock and Modesto Sikh Temples. She enjoyed dancing and folk songs. God and family were her life. Gurudeo is survived by her children Inderpal S. Atwal, Lakhbir S. Atwal, Onkar S. Atwal, Barindir K. Sahota, and Harpal S. Atwal all of Turlock; nine grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Jagjit S. Atwal; three sisters and one brother. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, November 26th from 11:00am to 5:00pm. A funeral service will take place at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, November 27th at 12:00pm followed by a cremation service at 2:00pm. Please share your memories and condolences at, ALLEN MORTUARY



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



Gerard H. Villarreal

It is with great sadness the family of Gerard H. Villarreal announces his passing November 15, 2010 in Hemet, CA, at the age of 46. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on November 25, 1963, and grew up in Torrance. He graduated from Saint Philomena Elementary School where he served as an altar boy, Bishop Montgomery High School (1981), and attended Loyola Marymount University (1981-83), and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He had a zest for life! He loved to surf, run ski and was on the high school track and field team. He enjoyed music, riding his Vespa scooter and dancing to his favorite bands. In his childhood years he liked skate boarding and tinkering in the garage. Gerard had many challenges in his life, overcoming two accidents at age 20, which resulted in a head injury and left him disabled. During his rehabilitation years he enjoyed painting, crafts, watching videos and typing letters to loved ones. He is survived by his brother, David Villarreal; sister, Cecilia (Dennis) Tobin; sister, Lourdes Villarreal; nephews, Joshua, Christopher, Jacob, Zachary, Andrew; nieces, Monika, Gabriela, Sarah, Yvette, Emily; many uncles, aunts, cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marcelina Villarreal, sister, Marcela Villarreal and father, David E. Villarreal. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery (mortuary chapel) in Culver City. Interment following. Gerard truly enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends. He will be greatly missed! Please sign the guestbook at



Gilly Lozano (In Memoriam)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF GILLY LOZANO 09/06/1982 ~ 11/24/2009 We can\'t have days back that we were all together But secret tears and loving thoughts will be with us forever. Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. It\'s the heartache of losing you that will never go away ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS Grandpa, Grandma, Dad Chino, Mom, Roxanne, Randy, Roseanne, Danilo Lozano, Yvette, Junie, Jessica, Anthony, Gabriel, Nani, Marcos Sanchez, Deedee, Jess, B-Jess, Veronica, Yvonne, Angel, Ariel, Richard Murillo, Cookie, BeBe, Baby Paul, Cerena Zamora, Theresa, Daniel, Papas, Dave, Dean, Chris, Breeana Raya and all your friends.



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Gloria Elaine Wenig Hyde

GLORIA ELAINE WENIG HYDE AUG 25,1930 - NOV 18, 2010 Gloria Elaine Wenig Hyde, 80, entered into her Heavenly home on November 18, 2010. The only child of John and Lydia Wenig, Gloria was born and raised in Fresno, California. She was married on May 19, 1951 to Richard Hyde, and had three children: Valerie (Richard) Biberdorf, Cheryl (Ken) Schmidt, and Brian (Glenda) Hyde; and seven grandchildren: Daniel and Andrea Hyde; Joshua, Jeremy, and Jordan Nicholson; and Nathanael and Philip Biberdorf. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Lt. Daniel Hyde on March 7, 2009. She had a tremendous love and pride in her children and grandchildren, and made her home a warm, nurturing and loving place. With a strong faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, she was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Modesto. Graveside services at Lakewood Memorial Park will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00am. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2010 at Grace Lutheran Church, Modesto at 10:30am. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Daniel Hyde Scholarship Fund at Thomas Downey High School, 1000 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA 95355-4275 (209)576-4211.



Goulden, Candie Michelle

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Candie Michelle Goulden June 20, 1951 - Nov. 17, 2010 Resident of Fremont Candie entered into eternal rest at her home on November 17, .....



Grace Schut

Grace Wilhelmina Schut, Resident of Sunnyvale, Grace was born October 17, 1922 on Staten Island, New York, and passed away October 8, 2010 in Sunnyvale, California. She was the youngest daughter of Elizabeth and Cornelius Schut. Grace lived most of her life on Staten Island, where she made a home with her sister Marie. She was a member of the Castleton Hill Moravian Church on Staten Island, and sang in the choir for many years. She graduated from Hunter College in 1943 and from Columbia University in 1947 with a Master's Degree in history., On October 1, 1947 Grace began her life's work at St. Peter's College in Newark, New Jersey, eventually becoming Head Librarian. At St. Peter's her colleagues recall with fondness enjoying her not just for library help but for her good humor and conversation. During her time there she assisted many scholars, published her own scholarly work about the history of New Jersey, and taught history. Grace was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Library Association. She retired from St. Peter's on April 1, 1993., Grace was dedicated to scholarship and books. Her home and car (including her beloved VW beetle "Brunhilde") were always filled with books and the papers she was working on. She enjoyed reading on many subjects, particularly history and archaeology, as well as the classics and British murder mysteries. She loved music, particularly opera and Mozart., One of Grace's great passions was travel. She and her sister Marie travelled the world visiting historic and archaeological treasures, including Egypt, Turkey, Japan, Peru, and many European countries. Their favorite destination was Turkey. A true New Yorker, she was a lifelong season ticket holder at the Metropolitan Opera, a visitor to all the museums, and a dedicated reader of the New York Times. She loved the bustling city, with its culture and diversity. She was on the board of directors of the Hunter College Scholarship and Welfare Fund for 28 years until moving to California when she became an honorary member until her death. Through those years she held the post of almost every officer and funded 4 scholarships., In 1997 Grace and her sister moved to Sunnyvale to be nearer family when Marie became ill. In spite of the challenges of in her new life in California she continued to draw friends to her with her intelligence and her humor. She cared for her sister, volunteered at the public library, became involved in a Shakespeare study group, and spent time with her nieces and nephews., Grace is pre-deceased by her parents and her sisters Marie and Dorothea. She is survived by her niece Barbara Widelitz (Randy), and nephew Phil Hall (Kim), three grand-nephews and a great-grand nephew and niece., A celebration of Grace's life is being held at 3 pm November 27, 2010, at St. John's Lutheran Church 581 E. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale by family and friends who loved her., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hunter College Scholarship and Welfare Fund and The Friends of the Sunnyvale Library.



Grant Clark

Grant Clark, 76, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by music and his family, on November 18th, 2010. He had suffered from a prolonged illness, which limited his ability to enjoy his family, travel and be active in the community in recent years., Born to Wallace and Gertrude Clark in 1934, Grant was raised in Hanford, graduating from Hanford Union High School in 1952. He was a prominent Kings County dairyman and member of a pioneer California family who settled in the Guernsey area in 1872 starting the Clark Dairy. The dairy, later known as Clarkhome Registered Holsteins, remained in the family until the sale of the registered herd in 2000. Clarkhome was one of the oldest, continuously family-operated registered Holstein dairy herds in California and the oldest family run dairy farm in Kings County., Education was important to Grant, who attended the College of the Sequoias and the University of California, Berkeley before receiving his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of California, Davis. Grant returned to Hanford to work on the family dairy and married his wife, Rosemary., Grant was involved locally in the Hanford, , Farm Bureau and his church, serving as an elder in past years and singing in the church choir. He enjoyed music - playing the piano and organ in his leisure time. He was an avid lover of cars and all animals, particularly cats., He is survived by his wife of 48 years and their four children: Kevin of Hanford, Karen and her husband Don Thornburg of Danville, Carol of San Francisco and Colin of Charlotte, North Carolina and two grandchildren who fondly called him "Papa Moo,", The family wishes to express their thanks to the nurses of the Adventist Hospice Care and Grant's caregivers, Richard Spain, Toni McCracken and Rosalba Quesada who lovingly cared for him and helped to make his life comfortable in his final years. Funeral services will be private., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in honor of Grant Clark to: the Adventist Home Care and Hospice Service, 460 Kings City Drive, #101, Hanford, CA 93230, the Kings Art Center Foundation, P.O. Box 376, Hanford, CA 93232 or any charity of 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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Hamilton, Danny Michael

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Danny Michael Hamilton Jul. 20, 1962 - Nov. 13, 2010 Resident of Pleasanton Danny is survived by his wife Nan, Brother Guy, Mother and ..... 



Harrison, Angelina

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Angelina Harrison Resident of Hayward Angelina Harrison was born to Manuel and Eusebia Gordillo in San Leandro, CA on July 1st 1922, the youngest ..... 



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FRIEDEN, Helen Graveside services to be held at Hillside Memorial Park, Wednesday, November 24, 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted for the City of Hope, or the Tower Cancer Research Foundation, 9090 Wilshire Blvd., #350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.



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 (Kathy) Heilmann of Los Altos; and Peter (Jennifer) Heilmann of San Francisco; and four great-grandsons three nieces, Phyllis Fiedler and Sally Day of Sacramento and Wendy Lee of Portland, OR. 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



Helen "Jeanette" Miller

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Eddie Mae Helmstein age 97, passed away 11/18/2010 with a caring staff of Asera Care Hospice at her side. She grew up in Ark, ..... 



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.



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Herman Berman

Berman, Herman May 10, 1921 - November 23, 2010 As it was in "Wuthering Heights", Herman did not want to go on without his precious and beloved Annie. My father was so many things: A leader in the community, with a lifetime history of volunteerism; a political activist, willing to go into World War II as a medic, but unwilling to carry a weapon and take lives; helping those who were sent to concentration camps at Manzanar; always involved in feeding the hungry, in fact the founder of the B'nai B'rith "Bagel Brigade". In his professional career, he started the Herman Berman Company with just a counter in a store on Vermont Avenue. This single counter went on to be a successful business, now run by his son-in-law, Moshe. With all of his endless accomplishments, his greatest pride was his family. He adored my mother, me (his daughter Tara), his son-in-law Moshe, his five grandchildren, their spouses, and his four great grandchildren. When he looked at us, his face lit up with so much love. We were his greatest pride and joy. But even the love of his children could not keep him from his greatest love, my mother, Annie, who passed away on October 28, 2010. So he had to leave us to be with her. We understand and we love you Daddy/Grandpa.



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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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.



J. Dominick Sgambellone

Passed away peacefully on August 8th, 2010 in Victorville, Ca. He was 83. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Georgella and their son Rodney. Dominick was born on May 12, 1927 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Dominick and Constance Sgambellone, the youngest of seven brothers and two sisters. His family moved to the Echo Park area of Los Angeles in 1935. Dominick (Nick) attended Washington Irving Jr. High and John Marshall High School. After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during




HUGHES, JACK June 3, 1921 to November 13, 2010 Jack Hughes was born in London, England on June 3, 1921 and passed away at his Pt. Loma home on November 13, 2010 after a brief illness. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Marguerite (nee Jenkins), in 2006. Jack is survived by his four children: Peter Hughes (Julie), Susan Preston (Jack), Jonathan Hughes and Michelle Cacace (Anthony), five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jack received his BS in Engineering from London University and his MS in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University. He was a Member of the Convair Management Club and an Associate Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society. During World War II, Jack was a Home Guardsman and a "tin basher" at the de Havilland Aircraft Company in Hatfield, England working on programs like the Mosquito combat aircraft, the de Havilland Comet (the world's first production passenger jet), and the de Havilland Trident. Leaving England in 1957, Jack came to San Diego, with Marguerite, Peter and Susan, and joined General Dynamics as a key member on such projects as the Project Orion (Nuclear) Propulsion System, the Convair 660 and 990 aircraft, the OV1 satellite and many other programs, most notably, the Tomahawk Cruise Missile. Jack finished his career at Lockheed working on anti-submarine warfare programs. A service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at All Souls' Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107. Please send donations to All Souls' Church, in Jack's name.




January 2, 1942 - November 21, 2010 James H. Wolaridge, Jr. a long time Merced resident for over 50 years passed away at home surrounded by his family on November 21, 2010 at the age of 68. James, Jr. was born in McAlester, Oklahoma to James, Sr. and Almalene Pipes Wolaridge on January 2nd, 1942.James was a great husband, father, and grandfather. Known and beloved as "JW" he loved to spend time with his family, serving in his church, and listening to his jazz music. James was a faithful member of the Worldwide Church of God and Christian Life Center. JW worked in many occupations and trades over the years but is fondly remembered for wearing his baseball hats and caps and his passion to help others. If one word captures JW it is his willinginess to serve. At any event one would find James being on usher duty, security teams, parking or clean up detail. Assisting others in any and all capacities is his claim to fame. James had a passion for serving kids in the community. During the late 70's and early 80's you would find JW coaching city league and church basketball teams. To those boys he coached he was a father figure for some and role model to all. James is survived by his mother Almalene Wolaridge, wife Jeanette Wolaridge for over 44 years, his son Keith Wolaridge (Bakersfield, CA) his wife Joanne and their four daughers: Christianna, Caylyn, Cheyenne, and Courtney. His daughter Karna Fedor (Mass) and her husband Chris their children: David, Noelle, and Michael. Son Kelvey Wolaridge (Fresno, CA) his wife Karen and their children: Kevin, Kaydin, step-daughters Alissa and Hayley Diaz. James is preceded in death by his father James H. Wolaridge, Sr. He is also survived by a host of aunts, cousins, uncles, and friends. Friends and family are invited to attend funeral services held on November 29, 2010, 11:00 am at Christian Life Center located at 650 E. Olive Ave, Merced CA. A graveside ceremony is scheduled followed by food and fellowship back at the church. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.




PENDLETON, JANIE R. April 8, 1929 to November 12,2010 Janie R. Pendleton, 81, was born in Santa Ana, California to Orlyn and Elizabeth Robertson. She was a third generation Californian. She graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1947 and attended Pomona College where she earned her BA in Psychology in 1951. Following graduation, she married John M. Pendleton on June 15, 1951. Janie and John spent two years in Boston, where John received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Then they returned to Santa Ana where they lived and raised a family. During this time, Janie was active in Assistance League, PEO Chapter GJ, and the Ebell Society where she served as an advisor to Junior Ebell. She was also a den mother for her son, Tom and a girl scout leader for her daughter, Judy. Their home was always filled with the love and laughter of their children's friends, many who considered Janie and John to be their second set of parents and Iovingly referred to Janie as Mrs. P. Spring breaks were often spent at the family beach house where she would think nothing of serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner to as many as twenty of her children's friends. Janie will be greatly missed by the many lives she touched. In 1978, Janie and John moved to La Jolla, California, the place they often referred to as Paradise. Because Janie didn't know many people in La Jolla, she quickly joined the La Jolla Newcomers organization, as well as the La Jolla Opera Guild. Later, she served multiple years as President for both of these organizations. A few years later, she also transferred her PEO affiliation to Chapter BR in La Jolla. It was through these groups that Janie formed the many close friendships she so cherished over the years. Janie grew up in the First Methodist Church of Santa Ana, but later transferred her membership to the First Presbyterian Church, also of Santa Ana. Janie felt strongly about having her family actively involved in a church and most of her children's friends' families attended this church. When she moved to La Jolla, she and John transferred their membership one more time to La Jolla Presbyterian Church. There they found a family of friends who shared their beliefs. Janie will be greatly missed by her loving husband, John, her son Tom and his wife, Kathy, her daughter Judy Bowden and her husband Gary, and the Bowden's three children, Christina, Johnny, and Emily. A Celebration of Life will be held in January, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Scripps Foundation or University of California, San Diego for breast cancer research or to the San Diego Hospice who so lovingly cared for Janie.




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., 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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JONES, Laura E.

JONES, Laura E. 10/4/1922 - 11/22/2010 Laura Jones went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior on November 22, 2010 after a short illness.




DRUMMOND, JOYCE of Chula Vista 06/29/1938 - 11/22/2010 Direct Cremation (619) 281-8235 



Jack C. Dissinger

Jack C. Dissinger, 73, of Anderson died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



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.



Jack Irwin BRODY

BRODY, Jack Irwin Passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 92 surrounded by loving family. Born the youngest of 5 brothers to Harry and Rebecca Brody on July 25, 1918 in Madison, IL, he grew up in Centerville, Iowa and enlisted in the Army in WWII. He served with General Omar Bradley's First Army, achieving the rank of Major and was Trial Judge Advocate in Germany following the war. He received his law degree from University of Iowa Law School and in 1954, moved his family to Los Angeles, pursuing a career as a banker and stockbroker. He retired in 1993 from Bear Stearns. Jack is survived by wife Florence Davidson Brody; son Dennis Brody and daughter-in-law Ruth Daniels Brody; daughter Jan Goldstein and son-in-law Howard Goldstein; son Dr. Lawrence Greenblatt; daughter Connie O'Connor and son-in-law Ted O'Connor; grandchildren Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, Rebecca Rosen, Melanie Sterling, Scott Slutzky, Zachary Perelman, Mitchell Greenblatt, and Makenzie Greenblatt; and great grandchildren, Yehuda, Maya, Shoshana, Jakob and Samuel. Jack will be deeply missed by his family and those who knew this special man. Services are today at 11 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045.



James B. Harkins

A resident of Torrance, CA, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Born in Redondo Beach, CA in 1928, he was 82 when he died. Jim was a lifetime member of St. James Catholic Church where he served as head usher for many years. Jim had served in the 



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 Edward Gregory

1939 - 2010 James Edward Gregory passed away in Kellogg Idaho, November 20, 2010. He was born to Jess and Catherine Gregory, September 17, 1939 in the old Mercy Birthing Center in Redding. James attended the old Mistletoe Elementary School and Enterprise High School. He retired from the City of Redding. He leaves behind wife Samelia Gregory of Kellogg ID, brothers Bill Gregory (wife Maudie), Jack Gregory (wife Margaret), sister Jane Strode (husband John) all of Redding, son Richard Gregory (wife Mistie) of Redding, and daughter Debra Lynn Gregory of Santa Rosa, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many family and friends. At the request of his wife no services. Richard and Mistie Gregory are having a celebration of life for James at Anderson River Park (Scout Hall) December 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. We welcome anyone that would like to share a story!



James F. Tita

James F. Tita, age 84 of Danbury, husband of Helen (Mudry) Tita, died on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at Danbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Tita was born in Danbury, March 15, 1926, a son of the late Peter and Anna (Katrenich) Tita. He attended Danbury schools and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. In early years, Mr. Tita owned and operated the former Paramount Hardware Store, Main St., Danbury before becoming a butcher at the Brookfield Market where he was employed for thirty five years, retiring in 1991. Active in the Danbury community and his church, he served as a former Democratic Fourth Ward Common Councilman, Sheriff and Police Commissioner. Active in sports, he bowled for various fireman's leagues, played city league baseball and managed little league teams. A member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Mr. Tita served as a trustee, a member of the Men's Club, a Golden Dome Baker and Bingo volunteer. He was a member of the Danbury Democratic Men's Club and the Catholic War Veterans. In addition to his wife, Helen of sixty-one years, he is survived by his three children and their spouses, Bob and Sharon Tita of Bethel, Peggy and Phil Lopes of Kensington and Pat and Jon Menti of Bethel; two brothers, Tom Tita and Bill Tita and his wife, Peg all of Danbury; a sister in law, Pauline Tita of Danbury; six grandchildren, Melinda, Andrew, Adam, Kevin, Lauren and Gregory; two great grandchildren, Kristina and Kaitlyn; an aunt, Helen Timan of West Hills, Calif. aswell several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tita was predeceased by a brother, John Tita and sister, Mary Ann Tita. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, November 27th at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Road, 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 from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in Mr. Tita's memory and honor may be made to St. Nicholas Church.



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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 Koonce Jr.

James Koonce Jr. 10/5/1944 - 11/25/2004 Dear Daddy, We love you, and know that you watch over us every day. Love, Lisa and Family 



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.,



James Patrick HOSKINS

HOSKINS, James Patrick Oct. 6, 1949-Oct. 22, 2010 After a short illness, Jim passed away at Hoag Memorial Hospital, in the presence of his loving family. He is survived by his parents, Dick and Dorothy, his six brothers, Michael, John Kerry, Kevin, Steven, Brian and Tim, and three sisters, Christine Taylor, Theresa Bush, and Jean Cochran.



James Siegler

James Siegler, 72, of Redding died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 




REGAS, Jane M. Mar. 27, 1931-Nov. 11, 2011 It is with great sadness that we share with you the death of Jane Regas. Jane died on Thursday, November 11, 2011, at the age of 79 surrounded by her loving family. Born Mary Jane Miller in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1931, she was the daughter of Albert Miller, Sr. and Mary Guthrie Miller. She spent her early childhood in Yancy, Kentucky, where her grandfather owned the coal mine. When Jane was a young girl, her family moved to New York City and then back to Knoxville, Tennessee. Jane was an accomplished dancer and voracious reader and was dancing and reading up to her final months. In 1952, she married George Regas, whom she had met while attending University of Tennessee, and moved with him to Cambridge, MA, Pulaski, TN, Cambridge, England, Nyack, NY and on to Pasadena, CA where they raised their four children. Jane returned to Knoxville where she continued her successful real estate career and founded Regas Real Estate. She was active in the Knoxville community, serving to raise funds for many local charities. In Knoxville, she greatly enjoyed the company of her friends of over 50 years, Frankie Regas and William Regas. Jane's beloved daughter Michelle predeceased her in June of 2002, and she is survived by her daughter Susan Regas and son-in-law Robert Riewerts of Pasadena, CA, sons Timothy Regas of Venice, CA, and Tyler Regas of Los Angeles, CA, and son-in-law Tom Worrel. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nicholas Regas-Riewerts, Jennifer Regas-Riewerts, Alexandra Regas-Riewerts, Wesley Worrel, and Leah Regas, and by her brother, Albert Miller, Jr. of Knoxville, TN. Jane will be remembered for her keen mind, an engaging interest in others, her beauty and sense of style, her love for her Corgi Dookie, and the appreciation she showed for her care giver, Jessika Martinez. She will especially be remembered as a caring and nurturing mother and as a proud grandmother. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena on Friday, November 26th at 2 p.m. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena Directors



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,



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Joan Marie (Hoefs) SMITH

SMITH, Joan Marie (Hoefs) Of Orange, CA, passed peacefully, November 20, 2010, surrounded by four generations of her family. Born in Lomita, CA on March 31, 1927, only child of Herbert Hoefs (1893-1970) and Ynez Reyes Dodson de Dominguez (1899-1983). She was a 6th generation California native, descended from Juan Jose Dominguez who received the first Spanish land grant in California in 1784: the Rancho San Pedro. Moved to Orange in 1928, attended West Orange School, Intermediate School, graduated from Orange Union High School 1945. In November 1945 Joan married Gene Smith (OUHS '43), the love of her life, and was devoted to him for 65 years. Her life in Orange centered around her large family, Church, her many friends and those in need. With lifelong Orange friends, "Joanie" and Gene loved community service, the beach, dining and dancing, Angels baseball, Orange High sports and supporting everything they could in Orange. Joan worked by Gene's side in their Orange businesses; starting in 1945 with the Orange Grove fruit stand on the old 101 Highway; then Smith's Farm Fresh Market on Lincoln for 20 years and Smith's Nuthouse for the last 25 years. Joan even had her own store in the Plaza, Mama's Clothesline. They chaired the Holy Family Fiesta for 23 years. In later years they traveled the world, including the Holy Land and much of the USA. With the Orange 20-30 Annes and Holy Family Altar Society (50's and 60's), Joan held layette showers for un-wed mothers. From the 70's to 2003, she inspired the Woman's Club of Orange to work all year dressing dolls for Christmas for Indian reservation children in the Arizona mountains. In the 1980's she began to fill purses with gifts for often forgotten Indian women. Danny Davey and his Thunderbird Foundation made the deliveries for her each year. In 2003, with her blessing, the Orange YWCA adopted "Joanie's Purse Project" for local women in shelters. With great civic pride, Joan provided a voting site at her home for over 30 years. She was a US Census worker and perennial volunteer in numerous other local causes. For over 50 years, she cleared her calendar to meet with her Orange girlfriends in "The Clique" and "Chat & Do Nothing." Joan was an accomplished seamstress and homemaker extraordinaire. She loved entertaining, provided huge family meals, including unexpected guests, and made it look effortless. Her invitations always said "Come Early and Stay Late" and she meant it! She supported all seven of her children by serving as Cub Scout Den Mother, Brownie Scout leader, room mother at Holy Family School, 4-H mom, avid sports fan and Mater Dei Booster. She saw to it that her family delighted in annual vacation together at Newport Beach each summer for 62 years in a row! During recent years, Joan truly enjoyed her role as beloved matriarch: Wife, Mother, Gramma, Greatgramma, Auntie and Cousin. Joan is survived by her husband Gene Smith and their seven children: Teresa Smith, Timothy Smith, Rev Fr. Christopher Smith, Matthew Smith, Thaddeus Smith, Maria Smith and Monica McPheeters, 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. With her "movie star" smile, fun loving heart and joyful approach to life, Joan truly lit up any occasion. She shared a deep yet practical faith that coupled prayer with hard work in living out God's plan. Her family and friends will cherish each precious memory of this wonderful giving woman who so loved each of us and her hometown of Orange. Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00pm Friday at Brown Colonial Mortuary, 204 West 17th Street, Santa Ana. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am Saturday in Holy Family Cathedral, 566 S. Glassell Street, Orange. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange. Brown Colonial Mortuary, Santa Ana 714/542-3949 Assisting the family



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's 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,



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John Anthony Canciamilla

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



John Ashton Duerner

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John Codaghengo

In loving memory of, John Codaghengo, June 9, 1928 - Nov. 24, 2009, It has been one year since our beloved Johnnie passed away., You will always be on our minds and in our hearts. Love and miss you forever., Irmgard, Kai, Janet, Janin, Paul, your little Cheyenne and Tamberlyn.



John Francis Douglas Sr.

John Francis Douglas, Sr., 81 of Newtown, previously of Bethel, passed away on November 22, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy C. (Kaminski) Douglas. John was born on April 23, 1929 in Stamford, to the late James and Catherine (Lathrope) Douglass. Known to his family as Dziadziu (Polish for grandfather) and Jack to his friends, John enjoyed telling jokes, playing bocce, and cheering on the UConn Huskies Women's basketball team. John proudly served his country in the, from 1952 to 1954. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a supervisor of manufacturing for Bunker-Ramo in Stamford and Trumbull. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, John F. Douglas, Jr. of Bethel, Cathy (Douglas) DeBroske of New Milford, and Patricia (Douglas) Provino of Guilford, N.H.; a brother, Raymond Douglass of Stamford; a sister, Joan (Douglass) Tegeder of Toms River, N.J.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, James Douglass, Robert Douglass, and Matthew Douglass. Friends may call at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, on Friday November 26 from 6 to 8 PM, and Saturday November 27 from 9 to 10 AM., followed by burial at St Mary's Cemetery in Bethel at 10:30. Donations may be made to the Danbury Visiting Nurses Association, 4 Liberty Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Information and on line condolences at



John Machowsky

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John Riccio

John C. Riccio 1/17/58 - 11/24/08 A million times I've missed you; a million times I've cried. If love could have saved you, you never would have died. Things we feel most deeply are the hardest to say. My dear husband, I have loved you and will continue to love you in a very special way. Until we meet again, may you rest in peace. Love, Judy Daddy, while you're in heaven, please watch over us and walk alongside us, holding our little hands. We have so many things to learn that we don't yet understand. Teach us things to keep us safe from dangers every day. Show us how to do our best at home, school and play. Every child needs a gentle hand to guide them as they grow. So walk alongside us, Daddy - we have a long way to go. We love you so much. Hugs and kisses, Isabella, Joseph (& Vinni)



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 Skandera

Skandera, John July 26, 1919 - November 7, 2010 Beloved husband to Mary for 63 years, loving father to Paul and Laura, adored grandfather to Sparkey and an elementary school teacher for 42 years, John Skandera lived a long and full life. Born on the island of Manhattan, he was orphaned as a child and accompanied his brother Frank and three sisters to the Happy Valley Orphanage. After receiving an elementary and high school education, he travelled with his older brother in 1938 in a Model T Ford from New York to Los Angeles and attended Pepperdine University, graduating with his bachelor's degree in 1948. He served for four years in the Navy during World War II as a yeoman first class. He earned his master's degree in education from USC in 1962. He spent his teaching career at Overland and Purche Avenue elementary schools. He loved nature and educating children, and he treasured the years he spent with family and friends at his cabin in Crestline. He is survived by his wife and children and grandson and his many cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 4, at Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus, located at 150 E. 4th St. Claremont, CA. In lieu of flowers friends may choose to donate to Pitzer College to a scholarship fund in his name. He is enormously missed.



Jones, Jerrel

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM

Jerrel D. Jones Resident of Fremont Dec. 6, 1934-Nov. 21, 2010 Died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Memorial celebration of ..... 



Jose Fernandez

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Jose C. Fernandez, 80, of Clements, died Nov. 20. He was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Gallup, N.M. 



Josefina Rios Andrade

JOSEFINA RIOS ANDRADE OCT 6, 1923 - NOV 20, 2010 Josefina Rios Andrade, 87, entered into rest on 11/20/10 at Garden City Convalescent Home. Mrs. Andrade was born in San Diego, Texas and spent most of her life in various parts of Texas. She lived in Modesto for the past five years with her children. She is preceded in death by her husband Luz Andrade and two grandchildren, Victor and Daniel Andrade. Mrs. Andrade is survived by her daughter Juanita (Louie) Romero of Illionois, Son Antonio (Diana) Andrade of Texas, Son Valentin (Diana) Andrade of Texas, Daughter Susana (Patrick) Bittner of Modesto, Son Rolando (Maria) Andrade of Modesto, Son Robert Andrade of Patterson, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren across the U.S. A Memorial Service will be held on Wed. 11/24/10 at 2:00 PM at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home. Guest book available on line at,



Joseph Choate Jr.

Choate, Joseph May 21, 2010 - October 14, 2010 Joe Choate passed away at home, surrounded by his family, after a six-month battle with leukemia. The only son of Joseph and Dorothy Choate, Joe grew up in Los Angeles and attended First English Lutheran School. He received his B.A. from Pomona College in 1963, his JD from USC, and an LLM in international law from Harvard University. Joe served in the US Army from 1967-71 in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was stationed in Seoul, Korea, and later at the Sixth Army in San Francisco, where he was lead defense counsel at the infamous Presidio Mutiny Trials. Upon leaving active duty, Joe joined Choate and Choate, his father's law firm, where he proudly practiced law for 43 years. He is survived by his wife of 38-years, Rosemary; sons John (Tammy) and David (Rebecca); and granddaughter Sofie. A private family service was held to celebrate a man renowned for his honor, clarity, humor, and love. Donations in Joe's name may be made to the City of Hope - (800) 535-7119.



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.



Joshua Spiegelman Epstein

Joshua Spiegelman Epstein, died on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at Richard Rosenthal Hospice, he was 56. Born September 30, 1954 in Stamford, he passed away from complications of adrenoleukodystrophy. Josh is survived by his sister, Keeva Kraemer Epstein Crelan of Stamford. Josh was prede-ceased by his beloved father and mother, Morris L. and Roslyn K. Epstein as well as his nephew, Shawn Kraemer Epstein Crelan. Josh was afflicted by this devastating illness at the very early age of 5. By 7 the illness began to take its toll. His right arm and leg were greatly affected which led to paralysis. This illness is a neurologically degenerative disease. Josh could no longer attend school as of the second grade. Laws were not in place to educate children who required additional supports. Josh was home schooled long before it was fashionable. A quest began all over the United States hoping to find an answer to their heartbreak over their very ill little boy, the light of their lives. After many failed attempts, they found the Philadelphia Institute for Human Potential. They came home energized and excited believing this may be the answer to their prayers. Calls went out to everyone they knew in Stamford to request help. This help entailed setting up teams of people to assist with the program mapped out for them by this organization. Both Temple Sinai's Sisterhood and Stamford Catholic High's student body answered the call. Soon students and Sisterhood women gathered in the home to "pattern" Josh on a daily basis. Patterning consisted of having five people moving each limb and head as if in a swimming motion on a long table several times every day. To this day, each of these many students, now adults, and Sisterhood women are remembered with great joy and love for all they gave to Josh and his family. The disease adrenoleukodystrophy has no cure. A team of medical specialists at Johns Hopkins Hospital still continue on course to one day eliminate it completely. Josh lived at home and was cared for with total dedication, devotion and love by his parents, particularly his dad, until his death in 2005. Fortunately, placement for Josh was found in a group home operated by Ability Beyond Disability until the early part of 2010. Josh is and always will be remembered with love and by his joy and laughter and the many lives his life touched. A Graveside service will be held today, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Temple Sinai section of Fairfield Memorial Park in Stamford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made IMO to: Ability Beyond Disability, 4 Berkshire Blvd. Bethel, CT 06801 or Richard Rosenthal Hospice, 100 Shelburne Road Stamford, CT 06902.



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.



Judie Wall

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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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Julian Cantu Jr.

Julian John, Cantu, Jr., Resident of San Jose, Passed away at the VA Hospital in Menlo Park on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the age of 73., A native of San Antonio, TX, Mr. Cantu lived in Watsonville for 25 years. He was an auto salesman for San Jose car dealerships for 20 years. He was very proud of his service in the Air Force., He is survived by his companion of 15 years, Bella Marlar of San Jose; sisters, Anna Marie LeGette of San Jose and Patricia Lynch of Hollister; and nephews, Rob and Daivd Le Gette, both of San Jose. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dick Cantu., His family requests donations be made in his memory to the VA Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 3801 Miranda Ave. Ste l00-4A, Palo Alto, CA 94304. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday in Watsonville.



Katherine Noyes

KATHERINE NOYES SEP 14, 1922 - NOV 20, 2010 Katherine Gaus Noyes passed from this earth following a long illness on Saturday the 20th of November. Katherine was a sales clerk at Dorothy's dress shop in Modesto until 1964. The family then moved to Sacramento where she worked at Weinstock's Country Club Plaza store for approximately 18 years, eventually becoming theCredit Manager. Katherine was predeceased by her loving husband James A. Noyes. She is survived by her son Jim Noyes and his wife Carol of Stockton, her granddaughter Jennifer Ostrander and husband Fletcher currently, serving in the, in Germany, and her great granddaughter Kayla Postma, currently attending Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice ofSan Joaquin in support and recognition to the wonderful people who gave such compassionate care for Katherine. Services will be held Sunday, November 28th at 1:30 pm Cherokee Memorial Park located at Highway 99 & Harney Lane in Lodi with a remembrance to follow at Angelina's Restaurant in Stockton.



Kathleen W. Sheehan

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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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Kenneth Delmar Pierce Jr.

Kenneth Delmar Pierce Jr., 69, of Hanford, California passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Hanford, California., Ken was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 21, 1941 to Kenneth and Alice Pierce. He was raised and educated in Rumford, RI. Ken served in the, from 1958 to 1962, serving on the USS Forrestal in the Mediterranean. Following his discharge, Ken received his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. He was an artist and sculptor and enjoyed traveling to promote his art. Ken worked as an Industrial Insulator for various companies for over 30 years in New England, Colorado, and San Diego. On March 21, 2009 he married Becky Ann Keffer in New Cuyama, California. He also enjoyed home remodeling and country dancing. Ken was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth in 1954., Ken leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Becky of Hanford; mother, Alice Page of East Providence, RI; three children, Kenneth Pierce, III of Laguna Niguel, CA, Melanie DeAlba and husband, Manny of Moreno Valley, CA and Monique Kozak and husband, Frank of Santa Maria, CA; one brother, Daniel Pierce of Hyannis, Massachusetts; one sister, Susan Elvick, of Austin, TX and five grandchildren, Nico Giordano, Ricci Giordano, Ryan Kozak, Heidi Pierce and Kenneth Pierce, IV., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the San Ramon Chapel in Sisquoc, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People' s Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Kenneth Imrie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:00 AM 

Kenneth H. "Tut" Imrie, Dec. 30, 1922 to Nov. 21, 2010, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and good friend to many, passed away with family by his side at his beloved "Ranch," where he w



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




CODY, LINDA I RENE Linda I Rene Cody, 57 years old, of San Diego, CA passed away November 19, 2010 in Poway, CA after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Canada on April 1, 1953 to the late Maxwell and Therese Meredith of Poway - she resided in Chelmsford, MA for many years before moving to California in 1979. A graduate of Chelmsford High and Northern Essex in Massachusetts. She was employed as a bookkeeper for 34 years. She is survived by her husband, John Cody of San Diego; sister, Deborah M. Douglass of Apex, NC; brothers, Richard Meredith of Poway, CA, Charles Meredith of Apex, NC and James Meredith of Westford, MA. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Center.



Lane Carl Ruoff

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Larry Gossack

Larry L. Gossack, M.D., Resident of San Jose, Larry L. Gossack, M.D., age 90, died on November 17, 2010 due to complications from heart disease. He was an obstetrician/gynecologist in San Jose from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. During his retirement, he enjoyed travels to Europe, Asia, and Latin America, spending time with his family, exercising, and gardening., Larry was born and grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in a family of 5 brothers. An academic standout at Baron Byng High School, he also excelled in ice hockey and baseball, receiving a tryout in the farm system of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Larry graduated from Queen's University and the Queen's University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He interned at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., and then moved to the United States in 1949, where he completed his residency at, Medical School in Chicago, where he spent a year at the famed Chicago Maternity Center. He later was a medical instructor at Northwestern., Larry was proud to serve as a Doctor in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas, from 1955 to 1957. In 1957, he moved to Santa Clara Valley, where he resided for 53 years. Larry began his California medical practice in 1957, and throughout the course of his career, delivered more than 5,000 babies to joyous parents. Larry was also on the founding medical staff of Good Samaritan Hospital in 1965. Committed throughout his life to caring for his family, patients, and the community, Larry is lovingly remembered for his dedication to doing his utmost for all those who knew him., Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Pearl, his two children, David Gossack, of San Jose, and Linda Astor (Richard), and two adored granddaughters Marissa and Natalie Astor of Potomac, Maryland, as well as three brothers in Montreal., No services are planned in accordance with Larry's wishes. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the , and Hospice of the Valley. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 6882, San Jose, CA 95150. Arrangements by the Sinai Memorial Chapel. SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 408-297-3636



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:,



Lavonne McLellan Bullis (Featured)

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Lawrence E. Wolfe

Lawrence E. Wolfe, 91, of Newbury Park, passed from this life after a lengthy illness on Nov. 21, 2010 in Thousand Oaks., Born in Funkstown, Md., Lawrence was a resident of Ventura County for 51 years. From 1959 to 1986 he taught industrial arts, math and physics at The Newbury Park Adventist Park Adventist Academy and served as vice principal., Lawrence is survived by his wife, Jo Anne; son, Robert Wolfe of Peoria, Ariz.; daughter, Jeannie Sherman of Caldwell, Idaho; as well as four grandchildren: Reginald Sherman of Caldwell Idaho, Jason Sherman of Riverside, Robert Wolfe, Jr. of Fallbrook, and Melanie Wolfe of San Diego. He will also be missed by his great-grandchildren, Allie Wolfe and Allen Wolfe of Moorpark., Visitation will be from 1- 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 in the Chapel of the Hills, located in the main building at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. A service of remembrance will begin at 2 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow in the park., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, 805-482-1959. Please visit our website at



Lee Joseph Valenzuela

November 7, 1965 - November 12, 2010 



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



Lois Ellen Curts

Lois Ellen Curts, 7/20/1921-11/20/2010, Lois passed away peacefully in her home on November 20, 2010. She was born on July 20, 1921 in St. Joseph, Missouri and moved to California with her family at the age of 4. She met her husband Lloyd Curts and was married at the age of 18. They were married for almost 40 years, and were co-owners of Roseville Sheet Metal Heating & Air in Roseville for 27 years., She was a member and past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles Club for 50 years and was also a volunteer at the gift shop at Roseville Hospital and Sutter Roseville Medical Center for 25 years. She was an inspiration to her family and friends. She had a kind heart and loving way about her. Lois was loved by all and we will miss her bright smile and kind words., Lois is survived by her son Michael Curts of Roseville; daughter and son-in-law Joann and Dale Huntington; grandchildren Lance and Jill Vaught of Roseville; and great grandchildren Alexander and Megan Vaught of Roseville., Graveside services will be held at Roseville Cemetery on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11 a.m.



Loretta Kent

Mom went home to our Lord on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8:36 a.m. after an almost 2-year battle with cancer., She was born on July 26, 1947, in Oakland, Calif., and resided the past 30 years in Vacaville., In her working years, Loretta was a correctional officer with the State of California, California Medical Facility in Vacaville for 17 years. Thereafter, she was a private security officer for 2 1/2 years., She is survived by her daughter, Tami Male and husband, Tom of Oregon; son, Dale and his wife, Cara, of Vacaville; and two granddaughters, Anna Marie and Charlotte Jane. She also leaves her sister, Billie Clough of Martinez; brother, Alfred Wayne Cooper of Riddle, Ore.; and a countless number of other family and friends., Mom touched many lives and was loved a great deal. May she always be remembered in our hearts., A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, Nov. 27, from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign War Building on Merchant Street., All arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit our guest book at,



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



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).



Lorraine Parkes

Lorraine (Lori) Parkes, Resident of San Jose, 10-29-76 - 11-20-10, Viewing 6PM - 9PM, Fri 11/26 with Vigil Service at 7PM, at Lima Family, Santa Clara, 466 N. Winchester Blvd. Funeral Service Sat 11/27 at 10AM at above mortuary. Interment Private. Condolences may be offered at



Lou Seel Galloway

Lou Seel Galloway, 89, of Redding died Monday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Luis Fernandez

LUIS FERNANDEZ "Little Louie" August 3, 1986 - November 20, 2010 He was born in Hemet and raised in Perris, California. He was living in King Salmon, Alaska at the time of his death. Services pending. 




YOUNG, M. MOZELLE of San Diego 8/1/1924 to 11/17/2010 10 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2011 at Ft. Rosecrans Nat'l Cemetery Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511 




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SILBER, MARK BISCHOFF Poway, CA Sept. 26, 1932 - Nov. 19, 2010 Private Service at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery Poway-Bernardo Mortuary (858) 748-4101 



Magdaleno Delgadillo

MR. MAGDALENO DELGADILLO, age 80, resident of Santa Maria, passed away November 22, 2010. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary 



Manuel Apolinario Rose

Manuel Apolinario Rose, 85, peacefully went home to his Lord and Savior surrounded by his loving family on November 20, 2010. Born December 27, 1924 to Maria and Apolinario Da Rosa, he was a life long farmer and dairyman in Kings County. On June 4, 1947, Manuel married the love of his life, Josephine Ormonde. Together they had three daughters, Elaine, Jane and Patricia and one son, Manuel Jr., Manuel will always be remembered for his love of his Lord and Savior, his wife and family. In his own words, "I just want God's truth said, to touch other peoples heart like God touched my heart and life." He was a man who never met a stranger and was well loved by everyone he knew. He was a steward of the land and animals and taught his family the value of hard work, which was reflected by 32 consecutive years of receiving the Dairy of Merit Award., He was an active member of his community participating in organizations such as: Central Valley Cooperative, Dairy Herd Improvement Assoc., Ca. Milk Advisory Board, Dairyman's Cooperative Creamery Assoc., Consolidated Dairy Association, Knights of Columbus, First Side Ditch, Holy Name Society, Lemoore Council of St. Anthony, I.D.E.S., U.P.E.C., Kings River-Hardwick School Board Trustee, and a member of Calvary Chapel for over 20 years., Manuel is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Josephine; daughters Elaine and husband Stan Azevedo, Jane Hoggard, Patricia and husband George Loogman and daughter-in-law Denise (Rose) Little; 8 grandchildren: Michelle (Greg) Maciel, Rob (Sarah) Azevedo, Greg (Martha) Azevedo, Monty (Melanie) Hoggard, Manuel (Denise) Hoggard, George (Angela) Loogman, Michael (Erika) Hoggard, Kathleen (Jason) Fagundes; and 14 (soon to be 15) great-grandchildren: Cody, Zach, Chandler, Stratton, Holly, Briggs, Mikayla, Steven, Allison, McCormick, Kallie, Aubree, Blake, and Lauren., He is also survived by his sister, Arlene and brother-in-law, Louie Simas, brother, Juvenal and sister-in-law Rosalie Rosa, brother and sister-in-law Andrew and Marie Ormonde, sister-in-law Lavina Avila, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Melvin and Sharlotte Ormonde, many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Manuel was preceded in death by son, Manuel Rose, Jr., parents Apolinario and Maria Da Rosa; brother Alfred Da Rosa, sister Mary Rodriguese, son-in-law Monty Hoggard and brother-in-laws John Rodriguese and Tony Avila., Private visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Lemoore Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that contributions be made in Manuel's honor to The , 7425 N. Palm Bluffs Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711, the, , 2222 W. Shaw Ave., #201, Fresno, CA 93711, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2440 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 115, Los Angeles, CA 90064 or Calvary Chapel, 1900 N. Douty, Hanford, CA 93230.



Marcia Frederick

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Margaret E. Wallman

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Marjorie Ann Cran

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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.



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.



Max Eugene Dorman

Max Eugene Dorman, 77, of Shasta Lake died Monday at Marquis Care Shasta. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



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Merrell Winfrey

Merrell Winfrey, 82, of Oak Run died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



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



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.



Miller, Vicky Iola

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:00 AM 

Vicky Iola Miller ESCONDIDO -- Longtime Escondido resident, Vicky Iola Miller, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 12, 2010 on a cross country road ..... 



Myrna Shaw

Myrna Lorraine Shaw, Born August 10,1928 in Santa Maria Ca, passed away on November 10, 2010., Myrna was preceded in death by her husband Harry L. Shaw, Jr. a former executive with Lockheed and former Palmdale City Councilman., Myrna leaves behind a brother Carl Samuelson; two daughters: DeeRay Shaw-Walker and husband Craig, Carla Sloan and husband Dennis; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren., Myrna lived in Palmdale for nearly 25 years before retiring to Santa Maria., A grave site service will be December 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Santa Maria Cemetery, South College Dr.., In Lieu of flowers a donation can be made to your local humane society.



Myron Branson

On November 20, 2010, Myron Branson lost his courageous battle with cancer. He passed away as he lived his life; strong until the end, determined to leave this world with dignity, and with his quick sense of humor. He was born to the late Myron and Kathleen Callaghy on December 12, 1934. Having lost his father at a young age he was adopted and raised by Thomas Branson, Jr. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1950. After graduating from Monterey Peninsula College, Myron joined the




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.




BOLD, NORBERT THEODORE of Vista 09/03/1929 - 11/20/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 729-9182



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!!!




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Nina Maninder Demirchian

Nina Maninder Demirchian, 49, of Agoura Hills, California passed away peacefully Monday, November 22, 2010 at Centinela Hospital, Inglewood. Nina was born July 7, 1961 in Wolverhampton, England. Nina was a beautiful loving daughter and a very loving mother. She was the most caring and giving person who put others before herself. Nina is survived by her beautiful son, Sasha Demirchian; father and mother, Harry and Shiela Singh, of Westchester, California; brother, John Singh (Laura); children, Ashley (11), Chelsea (10), and Delanie Singh (4) of Santa Maria, California; and sister, Jane Ferrari and her children Tyler (13) and Tessa (11) of Chino Hills, California. Nina had numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephew, nieces and friends who will all miss her dearly. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 26, 2010 at the Rice Mortuary in Torrance, 5310 Torrance Blvd. (310) 792-7599. Please sign the guest book at



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



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Obituaries for Wednesday, Nov. 24

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:47 PM 

ANAYA -- Helen Anaya, 79, of Fresno died Sunday. She was a homemaker. Services: 10 a.m. today, Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. 



Obituaries: Nov. 24, 2010: Cavanaugh, Root

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 2:05 AM 

Albert Edward Cavanaugh Jr. Services will be Dec. 11 for Albert Edward Cavanaugh Jr., who died Nov. 5 in Redding. 



Obituary: Nellie Mueller, longtime Sacramento businesswoman

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila) 

Nellie "Nell" Mueller, a Sacramento businesswoman who owned a popular arts and crafts store for more than 50 years, died Nov. 17 of a stroke, her family said. She was 97. Nellie 'Nell' Mueller 



Oskar Huber

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ANDERBERG, PAULINE MAE of Fallbrook 08/28/1928 - 11/19/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 729-9182 



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 Deloys Murray

Patricia Deloys Murray, 12/12/1935-11/19/2010, Patricia Deloys Murray passed away peacefully November 19, 2010 in her own home in Auburn, CA. Born December 12, 1935 in Benton, Missouri to William Earl Irvin and Naretta Lindel Butler. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Reginald A. Murray; sons Reginald Murray Jr. and Gregory Murray (wife Amy Larson); grandchildren Elena Murray and Andrew Murray; sisters Cheryl Denton and Marsha Bertillo., Patricia was a 1956 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with a B.A. in Education. She was an elementary school teacher for over 20 years, including her final 11 years as a 2nd grade teacher at Parker Whitney Elementary in Rocklin, CA., A lifelong fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and traveled annually to St. Louis to attend games in Busch Stadium and watched all Cardinal games on satellite TV. Patricia loved reading mystery books, completing crossword puzzles, and collecting traditional American artwork. She enjoyed quilting and ceramics, and was as a member of the Foothill Quilter's Guild and the Loose Threads mini-group in Auburn, CA. Pat was also an avid traveler who visited all 48 states in the Continental US., No services will be held, at her request. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice in Auburn, CA, Arrangements entrusted by Chapel of the Hills.



Patricia Donohue

PATRICIA G. DONOHUE, 66, a resident of Santa Maria, died November 20, 2010. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.



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 Lee Daniel (In Memoriam)

Daniel, Patricia Lee 7-10-1931 - 11-28-2008 Mom, we miss you & think of you everyday! Love, Robin, Chip, Chris & Chelsea Lee



Patricia Schneider

Patricia Ann Schneider, Resident of San Mateo, Passed away in San Mateo on November 22, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Floyd F. Schneider. Devoted mother of Margaret Hancock, Michael Schneider and Marsha Green. Cherished grandmother of Amy Green., No Services will be held. SNEIDER & SULLIVAN &, O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL, HOME (650) 343-1804



Paul Shear

PAUL F. SHEAR Born in Ohio on 5/6/35 died 11-21-10. He is survived by his wife Janet, 4 children 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, 4-7 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. at McWane Family Funeral Home. Burial on Tuesday, 11/30/2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your local hospice or the Lung Cancer Foundation. Entrusted To The Care Of: McWane Family Funeral Home (951) 658-9497 - FD #998




LADICOS, Pauline Passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010, unexpectedly in Westwood. Born to George Karatzas and Irene Roumeliotis Karatzas on October 11, 1923. Beloved sister to Chris Karatzas, Tula Van Alstine and Joanna Karatzas; sister-in-law to Philip Enquist; Aunt to Irene and David Bouffard, John Karatzas, Georgann and Tony McConn, Donald Van Alstine, Thomas and Annette Van Alstine and Nicholas Enquist, as well as many great-nieces and nephews. "Polly" was a loving and generous angel who graced our lives with unconditional love and support. She will be missed, always. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles. Under the care of Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance 626-358-3244



Peter A. DiFrancescantonio

Brother Peter A. DiFrancescantonio, S.M. Born July 12, 1938 in Sacramento, California, died on November 20, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dearly beloved son of the late Vincent and Ida Maria Battaglia DiFrancescantonio; beloved sister of Ann Marie (Jerry) Peralta; loving uncle of Linda Peralta, Michael Peralta, and Debra (Cal) Perry; great uncle of Danielle, Thomas "TJ" Murray, Michael and Brianna Peralta. He attended Polytechnic High School in 1952-1956, St. Peter Chanel Seminary, San Rafael, 1957-1959, Our Lady of the Elms, Staten Island 1959-1960, Marist College, Washington, D.D. 1960-1961, and earned his Bachelor's Degree from University of San Francisco, 1974-1976 He served at St. Peter Chanel Seminary, San Rafael, California, Borage High School, Phoenix, Arizona, Provincial House, San Francisco, and Provincial House Community, Atlanta, Georgia Friends and religious may call on Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duggan's Funeral Service, 3434 17th Street and are invited to call on Saturday, November 27, after 9.00 a.m. at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, 566 Bush Street, San Francisco, where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Committal, Marist Plot, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, CA. Donations preferred to Marist Retirement Fund, Marist Center, 4408 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017.



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87 years old, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010, after a long illness. He was born January 25, 1923, to Robert and Emma Linzay on Beaver Creek just outside of Oakdale, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by both parents and his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Linzay. He is survived by his son, Dwayne Linzay (wife Maria) and daughter Gayla Isbell (husband Eric); grandsons Michael Linzay (Dena) and Greg Linzay (Angela) and granddaughters Jennifer Cusano (Mark) and Jamie Isbell.The delight of his later years were his great-grandchildren Rhiannon Linzay, Isaac, Joshua and Karis Linzay, and Jackson and Tucker Cusano. Robert graduated from John Brown University (political science) and received his masters degree in education from the University of Arkansas. He later earned advanced graduate credit at North Texas State, Texas University,




BRUUN, ROBERT F. Long time resident of Solana Beach and owner of Baker Iron Works, lost his 19 day battle to cancer on November 19, 2010. He was a 1959 graduate Of San Dieguito HS and a Charter Member of "The Juggs" Car Club in Del Mar along with many youth sports over the years and the Encinitas, . He is survived by his wife of 50 years Susie Bruun, daughter Bonnie Susan Corbin, son John Robert Bruun, grandchildren Brock Bruun, Daniel Corbin, and Katharine Bruun, sisters Suie Williams of Park City and Nancy Knapp of San Diego. Services at: Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243, Sunday, November 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.




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TARRO, ROSLYN of San Diego 10/20/1922 to 11/13/2010 Featheringill Mortuary (619) 583-9511 



Ralph Galloway Sr.

Ralph Barnard, Galloway, Sr., Resident of Deland, FL, Born October 28, 1925 in Greensboro, NC, passed away November 21, 2010. He lived a good deal of his life in Foster City, California. In 1950 he met and married Lawrence (Laurie) A. Thompson., Ralph is preceded in death by his wife Laurie who passed away on March 11, 2006. He is survived by a brother Waymond Galloway, his children, Ralph Jr., Geryl, Wilton, Marlon and Kerwin, grandchildren, Tebony, Charro, Kerwin, Daryl, Devin, Kyle, Martin, Philia, Janae, Dwayne and a few great grandchildren., Ralph worked in the Jefferson High School District from 1965-1973. He joined the Palo Alto School District and worked there from 1973-1991. Ralph and Laurie moved to Deland, Fl in 2003 where he passed away., Services will be held at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Sacon Blvd. Orange City, Fl 32763, (386) 775-4260 Nov. 30, at 11am.



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 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.



Regina Arditty LEVY

LEVY, Regina Arditty Passed away November 19, 2010 in Rehovot Israel. Beloved mother of Marc (Leah), Nona to Aaron Michal, sister to Donna Benveniste. Services will be at Home of Peace, Friday, November 26, 2010, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Temple Tifereth Israel or the will be appreciated. Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, (800) 710-7100



Rene Chagniot

Rene Henri Chagniot Dec. 13, 1926-Nov. 22, 2010 Born in Belfort, France. Passed away peacefully at home in San Francisco. Rene is able to join his beautiful wife Monique, whose passing left a huge void in his life. Now he will finally rest in her arms. Rene is survived by his three dedicated children, Richard (Jean), Philippe (Barbara), and Nicole (Kyle) McDevitt. He is also survived by his ten loving grandchildren; Gabrielle, Nicholas, Devin, Micheline, Anthony, Dominique, Rachel, Monique, Riley and Sophia. At the age of 14, in order to avoid Nazi occupation, Rene's father placed him on a train bound for the South of France to enlist in the French Navy. He spent the next seven years of his life traveling the world. From opium dens in Indochina, to ports of Africa, to hearing Louis Armstrong in New Orleans, he saw the world. Rene immigrated to Montreal after his naval service. He became a waiter and remained in the restaurant business his whole working life. On a return trip to Montreal from France, on the ill-fated Andrea Doria ocean liner, Rene met the love of his life, Monique. Five years later, Rene and Monique came to San Francisco. Rene took pride working at two of the best restaurants in town, The Palace Hotel, in which he served Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, and the Trianon Restaurant, serving many movie stars. Rene opened La Cigogne Restaurant in San Mateo in the late 1960's. He worked hard to build a fine French restaurant until the day he retired. Along with his loving family, Rene made many great friends over the years, in the restaurant business, the Anciens Marins, the Ligue Henri IV, and the Boul d'or petanque Club. Services will be held on Friday, November 26th, at Notre Dame Des Victoires Church, 566 Bush St. 94108, at 1:30 pm. A reception will follow at City Forest Lodge, 254 Laguna Honda Blvd. S.F., CA 94116.



Renee Marie Vincelette

Renee Marie Vincelette, a Hanford resident, passed away on November 21, 2010 in Hanford, California at the age of 46. She was born on September 29, 1964 in New Haven, CT., Renee attended West Haven High School in Connecticut and graduated from Hanford High School in 1982. She continued her education at San Joaquin Valley College graduating as a dental assistant. Renee was an avid cook and enjoyed many memories of the beach and traveling. Family meant the world to Renee. She will be missed dearly be everyone that knew her, especially her son., Renee is survived by her son, Anthony Parker; mother, Carol Vincelette and partner, Kevin Cooper. Sisters, Michele Alexander and husband Curtis, Nicole Kincaid and husband Billy. Brother, Michael Vincelette and wife Sandra. Her stepchildren, Steven Caetano, Lindsay Caetano and two grandchildren, three nieces and four nephews., She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph "Mike" Vincelette, nephew, Joseph Micheal Vincelette II, and her grandparents., A viewing will be on Tuesday, November 23 from 4-7 p.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford. Mass will be Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.



Reuben Samuel Brown

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Rhonda L. Barry

Rhonda L. Barry, 66, of Redding died Nov. 11 at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel in Redding (222-1587).



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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 H. Ray

Richard H. Ray A Graveside Service will be held Monday, November 29, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Gridley- Biggs Cemetery for Richard H. Ray, 89 of Gridley, California. He passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital in Gridley of natural causes. Richard was born October 19, 1921 in Gridley, California. He was a life long resident of Gridley having worked as a mechanic most of his life. Richard attended local schools graduating Gridley High School Class of 1938. He served in the United States Army during, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Korea. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and making metal crafts. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma and 1 son, Randall Ray. Richard is survived by 2 sons: Colin Ray of Phoenix, AZ and Steven (Betty) Ray of Yuba City, CA; and 1 daughter, Patty (Gary) Winfrey of Gridley, CA. He is also survived by 1 brother, Norman Ray of Las Vegas, NV; 1 sister, Willina Cushman of Redding, CA; 7 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Pastor Rick Cunningham of First Baptist Church in Gridley will officiate at the services. Inurnment will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. Contributions to the Gridley High School Music Department, 300 E. Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948, are suggested by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley- Block Funeral Chapel. Send Condolences to



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.,



Rita Mansfield

Rita Mansfield passed away November 6, 2010, at age 88. She was a forty-seven-year resident of Redondo Beach and widow of Dr. Henry Mansfield, Jr., Dean Emeritus of El Camino College. Rita was born on March 13, 1922 in South Pasadena, California and was a life-time resident of Southern California. She graduated from South Pasadena High School and Pomona College. She met Hank while at Pomona College and they married soon after the start of



Robbie Golden (In Memoriam)

IN LOVING MEMORY ROBBIE GOLDEN 7/18/1985 ~ 11/24/2005 It\'s been five long years since you were so savagely taken from us. We were left with a wound that will never heal and a heart that will always ache. You are missed, remembered and loved every single day. Your boys are growing so fast. They are a constant reminder of the little boy you used to be. Thank you for giving them to all of us. They get me through my darkest days. When we lost you we lost a beautiful soul and God gained one. We love you Rob, forever and always. Mom, Amber, Vincent, Dante and all of your other family members and friends.



Robert "Dale" Schade

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



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Robert E. Nygard

Bob passed away November 18, 2010 in Santa Rosa surrounded by his loved ones. Bob was born in Lincoln, Nebraska February 23, 1933. It was there he met and married his high school sweetheart and life partner of 58 years, Ruth Grothaus. From Nebraska to Germany, with a stint in the Air Force, Bob and family arrived in Santa Rosa in 1966. He worked as a salesman for Revlon Cosmetics for several years until he took his knack for hard work to real estate. With his business of Allied Realty and then later as a landlord he and Ruth helped many people in Sonoma County with their housing needs. Bob was a husband to Ruth, father to Lynda Nygard, Nancy Nygard Reed and Douglas Nygard who died earlier this year. He was grandpa to Scott Bell, Christina Bell-Gilmore, Lucas and Evan Reed and Karlye Dunn. He was a brother, great grandpa, animal lover, athlete and friend. Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor, hard working helpful manner and love of family and animals. Memorial Service will be on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Friends are invited to gather at the Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa after the service. If desired donations in Bob's memory may be made to Sonoma County Animal Shelter, 1247 Century Ct. Santa Rosa 95403, Drug Abuse Alternative Center, 2403 Professional Dr. Santa Rosa, 95403 or a charity of your choice. Family assisted by: SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 707-545-3747



Robert Edgar McCaughna

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



Robert John "Bob" Bedart

Robert John "Bob" Bedart Arbuckle resident, Robert John "Bob" Bedart, peacefully passed away on November 19, 2010 in the presence of his family, he was 78. Bob was the loving husband of 54 years to Mary Kae Bedart. Together they had two children, John Bedart and Elizabeth Bedart- Ghani, as well as 6 grandchildren. Born on January 28, 1932, Bob was the second son born to John and Marianne Bedart. He was first generation American, being of Basque descent. In his Basque tradition, he herded sheep with his father from the age of three and continued far into his adult years. Bob attended school in the Pierce Joint Unified School District, where he began his schooling speaking no English, only Basque. He graduated in 1948 from Pierce High School where he was part of a championship football team. Fifty-seven years later his grandson Austin Bedart would follow in his footsteps, winning the football championship as well. Bob attended UC Davis, where he played football and was a member of a fraternity. He also attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he was a member of the rodeo team. After serving nine years in the National Guard, Bob was drafted into the Army where he served in the 3rd Armored Division as a tanker in Kentucky and Germany. He did not go alone. Bob married Mary Kae Kalfsbeek of Arbuckle on October 7, 1955. They spent the next year in Germany and then toured the Pyrenees meeting many relatives before returning home. Soon after his return, he contributed to creating rodeo grounds in Arbuckle. He was a bronc rider and competed throughout California. In addition to raising and herding sheep, he also farmed sugar beets, wheat and rice for 50 years. He was an active member of many different organizations. Bob was involved in starting the National Farm Organization where he was the head of the red meat division. He marched on the streets of Sacramento to protest for rice farmers. He mentored kids in husbandry for FFA. In his personal life, he was a lover of horses, going on many hunting and packing expeditions both in and out of state. He was a fisherman as well. He loved the mountains where he and his wife made many trips with their family over the years. He loved sitting under a pine tree on his family's ranch with his head on his saddle savoring the countryside. Bob was predeceased by his mother and father, John and Marianne Bedart; his brother, Alfred Bedart; and son, John Bedart. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kae Bedart of Arbuckle; daughter in law, Susan Bedart of Arbuckle; daughter, Elizabeth Bedart-Ghani and husband Adofo Ghani of Los Angeles. In addition, Bob leaves behind six grandchildren: Brandon, Austin and Andrea Bedart of Arbuckle, and Khaliq, Khalil, Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani of Los Angeles. Visitation will be held Friday, November 26, 2010, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with burial to follow at Arbuckle Cemetery. Donations may be made in Bob's name to the Arbuckle Fire Department or the charity of your choice. Send Condolences at



Robert Laurence Walters M.D.

Robert Laurence Walters, M.D., of San Luis Obispo, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. He was born in Los Angeles in 1922 and graduated from Loyola High School, Loyola University and University of Southern California Medical School. Following his internship, he served in the, . As a surgeon, he practiced in Arcadia and Newport Beach, Calif., and was an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at USC/County Hospital for 25 years where he taught (and continued to learn from) the surgical residents at USC/County Hospital. Dr. Walters had a deep love for sailing, which began as a young boy. He raced and cruised boats for most of his active years. He sailed often with his family, especially to Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands, and later in his life to Mexico, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Dr. Walters loved to work with his hands and had numerous hobbies. He became a HAM radio operator, built a workshop where he crafted his own cabinetry and loved tinkering with anything from cars to computers. His family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Cabrillo Care Center, who provided such kind and warm support to Dr. Walters this past month. Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis; four children Anthon (Lisa) of Austin, Texas, Margaret (Hank) of San Luis Obispo, Robert Jr. (Ann) of Spokane, Wash., and Tom (Judy) of Morro Bay; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A family service was held in San Luis Obispo.



Robert Lewis Steadman

Steadman, Robert Lewis November 22, 2010 Bob traveled the world, both as an ASC cameraman and for adventure aboard his boats. He will be much missed by his sons, Jonas, Taylor, Spencer, family and friends. His ashes will be scattered at sea. Fair winds and following seas.



Robert William Hilderbrand

Robert William Hilderbrand Robert William Hilderbrand was born on October 4, 1931 at Lompoc Hospital, Lompoc, CA. Our beloved Bob passed peacefully and quietly in his home on November 17, 2010 after a lengthy illness. He was the son of Albert (Hillie) and Alberta (Rudolph) Hilderbrand, long-time Lompoc residents. He was raised in Lompoc and attended local schools, graduating from Lompoc High with the class of ‘49. He was a member of the LHS band and lettered in football as well as serving as a team captain for a season. He will be remembered by his classmates for driving them all around Lompoc in his "cool" car! Bob and his dad Hillie ran a dump truck service together while he was a senior at LHS and upon graduating entered the United States Army, serving in the Korean War from 1951-1953. Upon discharge from the Army, he served for eight years in the Coast Guard Reserves. When he returned from Korea, Bob entered the work force as a truck driver hauling for local trucking firms as a member of the Teamsters for 35 years. His last six years over the road were for Conoco Transportation. Bob retired in 1994. In addition to being a member of Teamsters Local 381, he also belonged to the American Legion, Korean War Veterans Association, and thoroughly enjoyed the Ham Radio group of Orcutt. He also loved playing golf, especially with his stepson Gary Jairl. In 1991, Bob married long-time friend Darlene Jairl. They spent 19 great years together, living in Kingman, AZ for 13 years and traveling in their fifth-wheel. They moved back to their old stomping grounds of Santa Maria, CA. in 2008 to be near their families and the great weather here. Bob leaves his wife Darlene, his step sons Andrew Jairl, Gary Jairl and Dennis Jairl, who truly loved their "Pops", and his loyal furry friends Tootsie and Susie. Also, nephew Dennis (Jan) Ryan of Lake Isabella, CA, niece and family Jan, Sean, and Jacob Walsh, Tricia (Cory) Bowman, all of Missoula, MT., cousin Jeri Baldridge of Green Valley, AZ, cousin Carol (Ken) Calvert of Lompoc, Betty (Wilson) Burrill of Edmonds, WA., sister in-law Shirley (Darryl) Sutherland, Santa Maria, CA., and several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Hilderbrand, cousin Jim Huyck, aunt Emma Hilderbrand, aunt Virginia Hilderbrand, wife of 39 years Barbara (Moore) Hilderbrand, and brother-in-law Frank Bognuda. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Santa Maria Wisdom Center-Senior Day Health Care, 1414 N. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA (God bless all of you for your loving care of our dear Bob); Marian Hospice team or the Parkinson's Alliance Assn. Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of life and memorial for Bob to be held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the Town Center and Country Mobile Home Estates clubhouse, upper level, 1600 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt. We miss you and know you are safe and well in God's hands now, our dear Pops. You've gained your wings and are soaring with the Angels-Godspeed!



Roger Connant Day

Roger Connant Day, 91, of Mount Shasta died Tuesday at Meadowlark Assisted Living in Yreka. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Ronald A. Fitzgerald

Ronald A. Fitzgerald, 78, of Redding died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



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 Gaudioso Simoes

Rose (Gaudioso) Simoes, age 100 of Danbury, passed away at her residence on Monday Evening, November 22, 2010. Rose was the wife of the late Manuel L. Simoes. She was born December 26, 1909 in Danbury daughter of the late Pasquale and Savaria (Lipsi) Gaudioso. Rose was employed by Risdon Manufacturing retiring after numerous years of service. She is survived by her children, Jacqueline Unger, Sandra Werdann and her husband, Dick, and Robert F. Simoes and his companion, Eileen Patton; 10 grandchildren, Sherri Zak and her husband, Tony, Lisa Ruiz and her husband, Marco, Chris Simoes and his wife, Leslie, Rick Werdann and his wife, Michelle, Dana Clark and her husband, Jon, Kim MacKinnon and her husband, Bill, Scott Werdann and his, wife Rachel, Mark Piskura, Jill Blankschen and her husband, Michael, Michelle Hoffman and her husband, Terry; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and also her caregiver, Xoliswa A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Saturday morning at 10:30 . Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends will be received in the Green Funeral Home 57 Main St., Danbury on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Rose's memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fairfield Chapter, 200 Connecticut Ave., Suite 5H, Norwalk, CT 06854 or Regional Hospice of Western CT, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. The family would like to thank Regional Hospice of Western CT and a special heart felt thanks to her caregiver, Xoliswa.



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 , .



Rose Italiano

Rose (Palermo) Italiano of Heritage Village, Southbury, passed peacefully on November 23, 2010 at Glen Hill Health Care in Danbury. She was the wife of the late Armand Mario Italiano; at the time of his passing, they had been married for 63 years. She was born in the Bronx, NY on April 4, 1921, a daughter of the late Salvatore and Emma (D'Auria) Palermo. She was a retired employee of New York Telephone in the Bronx. Mrs. Italiano is survived by a daughter: Marie Narowski and her husband Peter of Danbury; two grandchildren: Keri and Eric Narowski of Danbury. She was predeceased by two brothers: Edward and Robert Palermo; and two sisters: Anna Rosa and Phyllis Giordano. A prayer service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12 until 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose's honor to the following: Alzheimer's Foundation, Dementia Care, Heart Assoc. or Diabetes Assoc. Rose's family would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Maplewood in Newtown and Glen Hill in Danbury for their loving care. To light a candle of hope and remembrance, please visit our website at




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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)




ESPIRITU, SUSANA SISON Susana Sison Espiritu, 69, born May 24, 1941 in San Nicolas, PI., passed away suddenly on November 16, 2010. When Susan first arrived to live here in San Diego, she was a fine seamstress. Her vivacius laugter and carefree spirit will truly be missed. She worked for Kyocera, Int'l., in San Diego, for 20 years. She was preceded in death by younger brother Romeo Espiritu, and is survived by two brothers - Florante and Eddie Espiritu, three sisters - Cora Ollero, Elizabeth Corpuz, and Editha Peralta, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Viewing will be at Greenwood Memorial Park on Sunday, November 28th, from 4 to 8 p.m. and burial services will be Monday, Novermber 29th, at 10 a.m.



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Sara Rosa Aguilar

SARA ROSA AGUILAR FEB 9, 1983 - NOV 18, 2010 Sara Aguilar, age 27, of Modesto passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice in Hughson with her family by her side on November 18. She was born in Patterson to Rosa Hurtado and Antonio Aguilar in 1983. She attended Modesto High and Modesto Junior College where she was a great flutiness. She later went on to attend CSU San Jose. She attended St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and practiced her strong faith. She enjoyed playing the flute, watching TV, painting, and cats. Sara courageously battled breast cancer for 2 years mean while participating in Relay for Life and Memorial Breast Cancer Art Classes. Sara is survived by her parents Rosa Hurtado and Antonio Aguilar; her siblings Nancy, Rosangelica, Jorge, Gabriela, Anthony, and Andy; as well as the entire Hurtado and Aguilar Family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. There is now a new angel in heaven. Vistation will be Tues. 11/23/10 from 1-7pm with the Recitation of the Rosary to follow at 7pm at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. Funeral Mass will be Wed. 11/24/10 at 10am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1200 Maze Blvd. Modesto. Memorial contributions may be made to Nancy Aguilar, 2320 Sea Otter Ct. Modesto, CA. 95356



Sheri (Lunsted) Ghahghahi

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



Sheri K. Ghahghahi

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



Shirley Bennett-Lotz

Shirley Bennett-Lotz, 83, of Camp Hill, Pa., passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Messiah Village, Mechan-icsburg, PA. Born in Butler, Pa., on June 13, 1927, to the late Robin E. Bennett, D.O., and Genevieve M. Bennett, Shirley lived most of her life in Camp Hill, Pa. She retired from Holy Spirit Hospital after many years of service as Executive Secretary to the President, having graduated Katharine Gibbs School of New York, Class of '47. Shirley made frequent visits to New York and Connecticut to visit her daughter and family. She is survived by her daughter, Dyane V. Smith, Esquire and her grandson, Taylor L. Smith of Redding. Services will be held at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, Camp Hill, PA with the Reverend Robin Reilly officiating. Burial will be in Coles Cemetery, Derry, Pa., where there will be a graveside service. Contributions may be made to the Hospital Albert Schweitzer, PO Box 81046, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, in honor of Shirley and the continuing work of John P. Judson, M.D.



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.



Sofia Bonillo Trevino

Sofia Bonillo Trevino passed away on November 20, 2010. Sofia was a resident of San Pedro for over 60 years. She is survived by her daughter, Norma Ornelas; son, Peter Trevino; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Please join in a celebration of her life at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 26, 2010 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, San Pedro, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting send donations to Bandini Elementary School, San Pedro, CA. Please sign the guestbook at



Susan Ann Portz

Susan Ann Portz, 62, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at her home. She was born in Greeley, Colo. She later met her love Edward in Casper, Wyo., where they were married. Sue and Ed moved to Ventura, Calif., shortly after their wedding. Sue became a day care mother and helped care for and raise many, many children over the next 38 years. The Portz family moved to Arroyo Grande in 1987, where she continued to demonstrate her compassion and love for children. Sue was active in the Arroyo Grande Grace Bible Church and New Beginnings Christian Church of the Nazarene in Nipomo. She was also able to enjoy time with her five grandchildren in Nipomo and Leesville, La. Susan is survived by her husband, Edward; sons Tom and Chris; sister, Dorothy; grandchildren Ava, Sam, Allison, Sarah and Daisy; and dog, Buddy. She was preceded in death by her mother Ruth; father Leslie; brother Butch; sister Barbara; and niece Marteen. A memorial service for Sue will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch Ave. in Grover Beach, followed by burial at the Arroyo Grande Cemetery. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo CA 93401. Sue loved the Lord with all her heart and served Him faithfully. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



Susan Portz

SUSAN PORTZ, 62, of Arroyo Grande passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.



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Tim Lindekugel (In Memoriam)

TIM LINDEKUGEL 11/27/81 - 11/24/01 We are thankful for the love & happiness Tim brought to our lives for 19 years, 362 days and for the joy and pride we continue to feel when we think of him. If you knew Tim, please think about him today and rejoice with us in the person he was and the contribution he made to your life. You are forever in our hearts, Tim, a piece of our souls... Mom, Dad & Danny




Tom is survived by his wife, Georgia; son, George; daughter-in-law, Christina. Tom was a very proud grandfather of his special granddaughters, Victoria and Elizabeth. Tom started from a very humble beginning. After his father died while Tom was nine years old, he struggled to survive with his late mother, Maria, late sister, Christine, and late brother Nick. Tom served stateside in the Army during the



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Virginia Gandy, age 81 long time resident of Merced , died Sunday, November 21, 2010 in Abilene , Texas . Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Coleman Cemetery Pavilion in Coleman, Texas. Virginia was born June 19, 1929 in Dallas , Texas to the late Dan and Iva Wesson Hammonds. She married Richard Gandy on April 21, 1967 in Carson City , Nevada . They then lived in Merced , California where Virginia was a collection supervisor for the Credit Bureau. Virginia was a past president of the State American Legion Auxiliary in California and had belonged to the local chapter in Atwater , CA until moving back to Coleman, Texas in 1990. Survivors include her husband, Richard Gandy of Coleman; Sylvia Giordano of Atwater and Jacky Major of Merced; two sisters, IvaDell Elkins of Pryor, Oklahoma and Judy Rylee of San Angelo, Texas; four brothers, Jackie Hammonds, James Hammonds, and Danny Hammonds all of Coleman, Texas, David Hammonds of Grand Junction, Colorado; five grandchildren, Darla Andres of Atwater, California, Carroll Ann Ramos, Jacob Major, Joseph Major all of Merced, California and Patricia Sibley of Coleman, Texas. She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patricia Kutzer. In lieu of flowers please contribute to the .



Vincent, Richard M.

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Virgil M. "Hutch" Hutcheson

Virgil M. Hutcheson, known to his friends and family as Hutch, passed away on November 16, 2010. Born November 30, 1924, in Newberg, OR. Hutch moved to Redding in June of 1959 in order to take his place as the pastor of the Nazarene Church, then located on East Street. Hutch pastored the Nazarene Church for 14 years, from 1959 to 1973. After his time as pastor, Hutch went on to be Minister of Music and director of the Diako youth choir until 1980. During this time Hutch also became an itinerant teacher for the visually handicapped with Shasta County Schools, continuing this work until he retired in 1987 to care for his terminally ill wife. After her death, Hutch remarried in 1989 and moved to Portland, OR until 1997, when he relocated to San Diego, CA. He and his second wife returned to Redding in 2008. Hutch is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, in 1988 and his son, Randy, in 1973. He is survived by his second wife, Ethel Spaite Hutcheson, son Bob Hutcheson, daughter Becky Lance, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene on North Bechelli Lane, Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 11 a.m. Hutch asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Redding, Nazarene World Missions, or Nazarene Theological Seminary.



Virginia Ladensohn

Virginia Hoppe Ladensohn On November 19, 2010 in San Francisco, beloved wife of the late Burton H. Ladensohn (of Wonderlite Neon and San Francisco Neon) (d. 1988), beloved sister of the late Audrey L. Greenberg (d. 1975). A graduate of Girls High School, San Francisco, she was the chairperson of her class reunions every year since her graduation in December 1926. Member Merry Mixers folk dance group; longtime volunteer American Cancer Society, S.F. She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to her caregivers, Betty and Mila and her devoted cousin Sandra for their kindness and compassion in these last few years. No funeral services will be held. Burial at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.




WILDA HEYGOOD Oct. 21, 1914 - Nov. 24, 2005 Wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Friend and Neighbor Missed, But Not Forgotten 




William A. "Bill" Entwisle Bill Entwisle, 86, of Petaluma, CA, died November 21, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. A native of San Francisco, he was born on April 26, 1924. He leaves behind a loving family and numerous friends. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Angelina; three sons, Robert (Katherine), James (Darlene) and Thomas (Barbara); six grandchildren, Russell, Stefani, Christopher, Jessica, Michael and Angela; and 10 great grandchildren. He served in the Submarine Service of the, during, , participating in five patrols before the war ended. Following the war, he followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an automobile mechanic and garage owner. He retired as general manager of Automotive Engineering in 1980 after 28 years of service. Bill was a lifelong stamp and coin collector. He endowed his sons and grandchildren with numerous personalized collections. Bill also very much enjoyed restoring classic cars, there always seemed to be a vintage car in some stage of 'repair' in his garage. All are invited to attend a Memorial Service in his honor on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory, 850 Keokuk St. Petaluma. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St. Petaluma, CA 94952.



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 Henry Wingell Jr.

"You fought the hard fight, now it is time to rest" Our hearts were filled with sadness as we said goodbye to one of the greatest men every known. Walt left this earth and began his journey to heaven on November 20, 2010, after a 101/2 year battle with cancer. Walt was the most amazing Husband, Dad, Papa and Friend. Throughout his illness, Walt showed amazing strength, courage, and grace, never once complaining. He was truly an inspiration to all those who knew him. Walt was born in San Francisco, CA on November 29, 1942 to the late Walter Wingell, Sr. and Marian Maddock Wingell. He grew up in Fresno before joining the, at 17 to serve our country. He married the love of his life, Pat on February 16, 1963 in Redondo Beach, CA and began his 38 year career with Pacific Bell that same year. Walt and Pat made their home in Torrance, where their daughter Tricia was born, before moving to Sebastopol in 1981. Despite his illness Walt lived life to the fullest. He and Pat loved to hit the road in their motor home, traveling with friends to Lake Oroville, Casini Ranch, Bodega Bay and Arizona. They shared many laughs and fond memories at the racetrack watching their mule, Hollywood. Walt loved his role as the Support Team Leader for the Gold Ridge Fire Department. He could always be counted on to get the job done, no matter what time the pager went off. Gold Ridge was his second family and he was so happy and proud when his son-in-law Darrin joined the department. Walt's greatest joy in life was his three grandchildren, Emily, Daniel and Jake. He was their #1 fan, rarely missing a soccer, football, basketball, softball or baseball game. Walt is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Pat of Sebastopol, CA; his daughter Tricia, son-in-law Darrin and his three precious grandchildren, Emily, Daniel and Jake DeCarli of Petaluma, CA. He is also survived by his brother Kerry Wingell and his partner Rob Berquist of Reston, VA; Jacqui Foppiano, who he thought of as his second daughter; and many loving nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for Walt throughout his fight. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to nurses Krista and Linda of Palm Drive Hospital, who are true angels. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. Memorial contributions may be made to Gold Ridge Fire Protection District, 4500 Hessel Rd., Sebastopol Ca 95472 or the -, ; Dr. Brett's team c/o Mena 652 Petaluma Ave. St. #B, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Arrangements under the direction of: PLEASANT HILLS MORTUARY, (707) 823-5042



Ward A. Marks

Ward A. Marks, 46, of Ruth died Sunday at home. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144). 



Wendy Salmond Oler

Oler, Wendy Salmond December 27, 1929 - November 17, 2010 Wendy Salmond Oler, 81, devoted wife and mother, died Nov. 17th at home in Pasadena after a long illness. Born in New York City Dec. 27, 1929, Wendy is survived by her husband of sixty years, The Rev. Clarke K. Oler, a psychotherapist and a retired priest of All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena; her three children, Ellen Oler Epstein of Brooklyn, NY, Clarke "Kim" Oler, Jr. of Huntington, New York, and John S. B. Oler of NY City; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Clarke III, Brooks, and Eliza. She will be sorely missed by her family and many loving friends. A funeral is planned for early February at All Saints Church in Pasadena, and a memorial in New York in late January.



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



Willard Scott Pervier

Willard Scott "Bill" Pervier, 11/4/1921 - 11/17/2010, Bill passed away peacefully with his daughter, Jan Muff at his side, and in the presence of The Holy Spirit to be with Jesus and live forever in the Glory of God., Born in Chicago, to Willard and Blanche Pervier, he attended North Park College, and was a Navy Veteran of, . He met Evelyn Pylman, of Clarksburg, Calif., just before sailing for the South Pacific, where he fought on Saipan and constructed runways for the B29s. Bill and Evelyn wed after the war on September 2, 1946 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage., He is survived by his beloved wife, Evelyn, brother Jim (Joyce) Pervier of South Carolina, son, Steve (Cheryl) of Austin, Texas., daughter Jan (Bruce) Muff of Auburn, Calif., and grandchildren Nancy (Elliot) Svensson of El Sobrante, Calif., Steve Muff and Eric Muff of Auburn, Calif. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He also leaves numerous family and friends, many from the Auburn Ravine Terrace where he and Evelyn have lived for several years., He worked as a junior clerk, and made his way up to management with Crown Zellerbach in Portland, Ore., and San Francisco, Calif. Bill was an avid fisherman, champion bowler and gardener specializing in orchids and roses. He loved to craft things out of leather and wood for both practical and fun uses, and became skilled at stained glass works. After retiring to Auburn he was active in The, , SIRs, Rooster Tails and the First Congregational Church., As a child he charged neighborhood kids a nickel to hear his stories. Later he did magic tricks and made toys for children of family and friends. He and Evelyn hosted numerous dinner parties at their home, especially to watch fireworks on the 4th of July., After moving to Auburn Ravine Terrace he enjoyed providing movies and popcorn for fellow residents. He had a lifelong passion for making life happier for others through entertainment., Memorial donations may be made to the Auburn Ravine Terrace, Activities Department. c/o Linda Morris, 750 Auburn Ravine Road, Calif., 95603., You are invited to a celebration of Bill's life on Saturday, November 27, at 3 p.m. at Auburn Ravine Terrace.



William A. "Bill" Entwisle

Bill Entwisle, 86, of Petaluma, CA, died November 21, 2010 at home surrounded by his family. A native of San Francisco, he was born on April 26, 1924. He leaves behind a loving family and numerous friends. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Angelina; three sons, Robert (Katherine), James (Darlene) and Thomas (Barbara); six grandchildren, Russell, Stefani, Christopher, Jessica, Michael and Angela; and 10 great grandchildren. He served in the Submarine Service of the, during, , participating in five patrols before the war ended. Following the war, he followed in his father's footsteps, becoming an automobile mechanic and garage owner. He retired as general manager of Automotive Engineering in 1980 after 28 years of service. Bill was a lifelong stamp and coin collector. He endowed his sons and grand children with numerous personalized collections. Bill also very much enjoyed restoring classic cars, there always seemed to be a vintage car in some stage of 'repair' in his garage. All are invited to attend a Memorial Service in his honor on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY AND CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St. Petaluma. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St. Petaluma, CA 94952.



William A. "Bill" Hodges

HODGES-LTF William A. Hodges, affectionately known as "the Colonel," Bill was a longtime Whittier resident. Born June 3, 1921, he passed away peacefully Nov. 19. He will live on through his wife, Marion, children Eric Hodges and Gail Hoffert, stepchildren Mary Richards, Mike Thomas and Dick Thomas and 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Bill was a decorated



William A. Spalding II

William A. "Bill" Spalding II, 93, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at his home. A resident of Arroyo Grande for 22 years and a member of the Central Coast Baptist Church, Bill was born in Azusa, Calif., in January 1917 on an orange ranch. As a teenager, he began tinkering with cars and was a major innovator at the very beginning of Hot Rodding before, . His list of accomplishments were numerous, including a 1938 dry lake record of 120 MPH in a Model T Roadster. He built one of the first ever streamliners and was inducted into the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame. During the War, he served in the, and following its end, returned to manufacturing speed equipment. He later joined, and retired after a wide ranged 20-year career that involved jet engines to heavy duty trucks. After his move to Arroyo Grande in 1988, he married Diane Dunn and became an avid archer and competed all over the Western United States. Bill is survived by his wife, Diane; sons Shawn and David; daughters Deborah (Bob), Cathy, Toni, Caren (Petar) and Linda; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. At Bill''s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Central Coast Baptist Church, P.O. Box 338, Grover Beach CA 93433, or Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St., Ste. R, San Luis Obispo CA 93401. Marshall-Spoo 489-5552 Grover Beach



William B. Spivak Jr.

Spivak, William B. July 14, 1935 - November 21, 2010 William B. Spivak, Jr. William B. Spivak, Jr., died peacefully in his sleep at home on November 21, 2010 after an extended illness. He was born July 14, 1935 in Los Angeles. Professionally, Mr. Spivak completed 43 years of distinguished service in the Civil Division of the Assisting U. S. Attorney Office, the longest tenure held anywhere in the country. Throughout his career, Bill represented agencies as diverse as the National Park Service, US Forest Service, FBI, US Postal Service, Veterans Affairs, INS, IRS, Bureau of Land Management, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard among others. He was considered a master in complex settlement issues and was valued as mentor and friend to many other attorneys. Bill was a UCLA undergraduate and law school alumnus, having served as Class President in 1955-56. With a sense of humor and lively curiosity, he had a remarkable gift for making and sustaining friendships in all aspects of his life. He enjoyed extensive travel with a particular affection for Japan, studying its language and developing a network of close Japanese friends. An outdoorsman, Bill loved his annual ski trips all over the world. In later years, he treasured his view of the boats in Marina Del Rey where he lived since 1970. He is survived by his brother, Stewart Spivak; nephews Greg and Jeff; numerous cousins and a wide family of lifelong friends, colleagues, and caregivers. Gratitude is especially expressed to nurses Daisy Sours and Carol Sheppler who provided 24 hour care in his last weeks, to Maria Elena Porras, his faithful housekeeper and friend of 35 years, and to "Team Spivak" created by the extraordinary staff of the Simms/Mann Center at UCLA. A graveside service of remembrance and reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012 (805) 482-1959. A reception in the funeral home's community room will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the important work of the Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. Gifts can be sent to the JCCF Simms/Mann Center (200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 502, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6934) or online via for more information.



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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 and Michael (Kathy) of Las Vegas; daughter, Paula Easton (Mike) of Suisun; and grandchildren, Kaylan, Kyle, Matt Edwards, Ryan and Ken Easton., Bill was a natural athlete. He excelled in many sports 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 at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville., The family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation Army, 630 Orange Drive, Ste. M, Vacaville, CA 95687, or, Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707)446-3233, www.vacahills,



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 Marie Paul

Paul, Yvonne Marie August 31, 1936 - November 19, 2010 Yvonne Marie Paul passed away on November 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. She was born to Sidney and Victoria Paul in LA on August 31, 1936. On January 6, 1966, Yvonne was blessed with the birth of her son, Sidney Charleston Ugoriji. Yvonne is survived by her son, Sidney; her grandchildren, Celina Ugoriji and Sidel Ugoriji; 5 siblings, 1 niece and 3 nephews.