Saturday, December 4, 2010

California Obituaries 12/04/2010



September 1934 ~ December 2010 Albert "Al" Morais, 76, of Hilmar passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on December 1, 2010. Al was born in Gustine to Serafin and Maria Morais in 1934. He was raised in Crows Landing and graduated from Orestimba High School in 1952. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Al married Irene Gouveia in 1957, and they moved to Hilmar in 1958. They had lived in Hilmar since that time. Al was a dairyman his entire career. He loved to cook and barbeque. Al cooked and barbequed for many events in Hilmar. His was a 4-H leader (Sheep) and Oakland Raiders fan. Al was a member of Hilmar/Irwin/Stevinson Lion's Club, Hilmar/Stevinson Ag Boosters, and he attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He was Hilmar Citizen of the Year. Al is survived by his wife Irene Morais of Hilmar; children Dennis Morais, DeeAnn Morais and Doreen (Brian) Snyder all of Hilmar; siblings Joe Morais, Elexon Gomes, Emily Ventura, Irma Mattos, and Serafin Morais, Jr.; grandchild Melinda (Presley) Baggett. Al is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Tony Morais and Mary Cotta, and grandchild Brianne Snyder. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, December 7 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar on Wednesday, December 8, at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at North Hilmar Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hilmar/Stevinson Ag Boosters, P.O. Box 1042, Hilmar CA 95324. Please share your memories at



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Albert Ruhl

Saturday, December 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

Albert Gottfried Ruhl, husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, veteran, businessperson, winemaker, propane enthusiast, and friend to many, left us Nov. 30, 2010, while vacationing in




KONTVIS, Alfons Born in 1919 in Lithuania, passed away November 28, 2010 in Westminster, California. A visitation will be held at Westminster Memorial Park & Mortuary from 5pm-8pm on Mon., Dec. 6, 2010 and a graveside service on Wed., Dec. 8, 2010 at 1:00pm at Westminster Memorial Park. Please visit for more information.



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Alfreda Colegrove Pratt

Alfreda passed on to the other side November 29, 2010 with her loving husband, family and friends at her side. She was born March 28, 1935 in Aberdeen, Washington to Alfred Nolan Colegrove Sr. and Mabel Veronica (Capoeman) Colegrove. Alfreda was a member of the Hoopa Valley tribe, with Yurok, Quinault, and Sanech ancestry. Alfreda attended elementary and high school in Hoopa, California, and after attending barber and cosmetology school in the Los Angeles area she returned to Hoopa Valley where she worked for many years as a barber and beautician. Elders often depended on her to make house calls to trim their hair when they were physically unable to make it into the shop. She also tried her hand at waiting tables for a brief time. Alfreda was lucky at playing casino games and would light heartedly comment after winning, "Now I can pay my bills." Many times when we were unable to find Alfreda and her husband Alex at home, they were at one of the local casinos. Alfreda's grand children have fond and fun memories of traveling to Eureka for dinner and a movie with their grandma. Her most significant job was nurturing the many people that she welcomed into her home and making them feel like everything was alright. She was an honest soul who told it like it was and believed in treating people with respect - and a bit of good humor. She loved to dance, sing, and listen to all kinds of music. Her grand children affectionately told of a time when they were at Reggae on the River and said, "Hey, there's Gram!" while she danced through the crowd. One of her favorite sayings that her children recall hearing was, "I have places to go, people to see, and so little time to do it in." She was adventurous and lived a full life. Alfreda is from a traditional Hupa dance family and contributed by cooking during the ceremonial dances and encouraging her off spring to live a good life and to always participate in a good way. Alfreda and husband Alex were married for eighteen years, which Alfreda tenderly said before passing, "It wasn't long enough". Together, they loved to travel, meet new people, and see new places. They were avid sports fans who loved to attend their grandchildren's many athletic activities throughout California. Her husband Alex Pratt, their children and spouses Rebecca Ferris (Gary Jordan), Deborah McConnell (Robert), Omar Dean III, and Alfreda Lynn Brown (Theron), Daniel Pratt (Tawny), Aryliss Pratt, Alyson Hescock (Sonny), numerous cousins, and special friends Tathama "Teemy" Black, Germaine "Nonie" Smith, and Byrdine Underwood survive Alfreda. She recently asked, "Just how many grandchildren do I have". She was blessed with thirty-two grandchildren, forty-seven great grand children with three others on the way, and one great-great grandchild. She was the only girl of six children and learned early to "brush it off and be tough because she was a cowgirl." She is survived by her brothers and sister-in-laws: Christopher Colegrove, Alfred "Riggie" Colegrove (Vonice), Gary Colegrove (Kathy), Lionel Colegrove (Ilene), Marilyn Colegrove and Melba Jean Middleton. Her parents Alfred and Mabel Colegrove, son Richard V. Dean, granddaughters Julianna and Stephanie Ferris, great grand daughter Angel Ferris, great great grandchild Kiona Billy Yanez, and brother Bryan W. Colegrove Sr, preceded her. The family would like to thank the many people who provided support, prayers, songs, and well wishes. We especially want to thank all of the health professionals who provided excellent and respectful care for Alfreda. There will be a wake at the Hoopa Community Center on Friday, December 3, 2010 beginning at 7:00 P.M, services at the Hoopa Neighborhood Facilities on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 11:00 A.M., burial at the Hoopa Cemetery and reception following at the Hoopa Community Center. Harold "Joe Boy" Lewis and Justine "Butch" James will officiate the memorial services, and William "Billy" Carpenter will say a Hupa prayer at the graveside. Honorary Pall Bearers are Alfred "Riggie" Colegrove, Arlen Doolittle, Art Tonkin, Carl Colegrove, Carlo Miguelena, Christopher Colegrove, Cole Cross, Corky Simms, Curtis Dempewolfe, Daniel Pratt, Delmer Colegrove, Douglas Brown, Everette "Tweet" Colegrove, Frank Rojas, Freddy Brown, Gary Colegrove Sr, Gary Jordan, Gaylor "Sonny" Hescock, George "Portie" Blake, Glenn Moore Jr, Jerry McCovey, Joseph Jarnaghan Sr, Daniel "Johnson" Colegrove, Kenny Doolittle, Kenny Norton, Kevin Orcutt, Lafayette Davis, Lester "Fiddy" Latham, Lionel Colegrove, Loren Norton, Marlen Sorrell, Matthew Painter, Mel Youckton, Merky Oliver, Merv George Sr, Mike Ferris, Omar Dean Jr, Phillip "Beanie" Vigil, Robert "Bob" McConnell, Roland "Beetles" Brown, Sherman Norton, Stanley Ferris Sr, Sylvester Brown, Theron Brown, Vernon "Sonny" Pratt, Virgil Pole Sr, Walt Lara Sr, William "Billy" Carpenter. We respectfully apologize for not listing you and know that you will understand. Grandsons, great grandsons, and nephews are pall bearers, and to list, would fill a book. Please sign the guest book



Andrade, Julia

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Julia Andrade August 22, 1944 - Dec. 4, 2008 Until We Meet Again To Julia, I now know the beauty of life and understand ..... 



Annie Lerma

Annie Lerma, 75, of El Rio passed away on Nov. 29, 2010 at home after a brief illness., She was born on Oct. 27, 1935 in Oxnard and a lifetime resident of El Rio. Annie was known to wheel herself around El Rio and visit her many friends at local stores in the neighborhood. She loved trips to Las Vegas with family, gambling at Chumash and eating out. She loved her animals and her plants. She enjoyed the company of her grandson Joseph's Stage 2 family. Annie will be missed by all the many lives she touched. She was an inspiration to her family. She is our hero!, The family would like to thank all her family, friends, and best friend Armida for stopping by and visiting her, she loved the company. Also a special thank you to the Livingston Memorial Hospice team., Annie is survived by her three sons, Sada Lerma, Steven Lerma (wife Jaime) and David Lerma (wife Bonnie); two daughters, Cynthia Lerma, Veronica Lerma; Joseph (grandson who she raised as one of her own children); five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Freddie Ayala (wife Natalie) and Johnny Ayala (wife Emelina)., Preceded in death by her loving husband "Pin" of 44 years., Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at Santa Clara Chapel in El Rio. Funeral mass on Monday, Dec. 6 at 10a.m. at Santa Clara Chapel in El Rio, followed by burial at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard.



Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans, 72, of Redding died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



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Armando Javier Acosta

Acosta, Armando Javier September 23, 1952 - November 25, 2010 Armando "Mondo" Javier Acosta, a founding member of the band Saint Vitus has died. He was 58. Armando, a San Pedro resident, passed away Thanksgiving morning on November 25, 2010 at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro, California. The eldest son of Jeronimo Calderon Acosta and Elia Cornejo Acosta, he grew up in West Los Angeles, attending Webster Junior High and Venice High School. He married high school sweetheart, Gloria Rubio, and enrolled in the Air Force as an Airman First Class. Armando (drums) was a founding member of Tyrant, later Saint Vitus, an "influential American doom metal band" from Los Angeles and Dirty Red based in San Pedro. Armando's drum solos in his over 30 year music career prompted fans to shout out "Mondo" at concerts in the U.S. and Europe. He was fascinated by seafaring lore of pirates and Vikings and collected replicas of period piece weaponry. His long black hair, mustache, and leather jacket often caused crowds to part like the Red Sea while walking down main streets, recalled his sister Esmeralda. "They didn't know Armando was a gentle giant". He took in stray cats as well as friends in need throughout his life. Armando is survived by son Jerry, four grandchildren, Mother Elia, Sister Esmeralda and Brothers Juan and Jorge, ex-wife Gloria, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles in Los Angeles, California, Torreon, Coahuila and Zacatecas, Mexico. He was predeceased by his Father Jeronimo in 2007. We will miss him dearly and for those who didn't know him - you missed out! Memorial Services held at Inglewood Mortuary, Inglewood, CA. Sat. Dec. 4th 2010 at 11:00am. Military Service with an Honor Guard Farewell will be held at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA, Wed. Dec. 8th, 9:30am. Interment will follow.



Arthur W. White

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Aubrey C. Carter (In Memoriam)

In Loving Memory of Aubrey C. Carter November 20, 1946 - November 30, 2010 Aubrey C. Carter was born in Fresno, CA in 1946.?He graduated from Mt. Whitney HS of Visalia, Ca in 1964.?Soon after, Aub made Bakersfield his home. He attended Bakersfield College, then joined the Navy.?Although he never was called upon to fight abroad, Aubrey was so proud to serve his country.?Once out of the Navy, Aubrey again made Bakersfield his home.?He retired from Pacific Bell after many years, then dabbled in?his own?restaurant business.?His love for food, spirits, and good times were his winning recipe at his restaurants.?When Aubrey wasn't cooking, or socializing with the regulars, you would find him on the golf course.?His love for golf and competitive edge could rival even the fiercest of?opponents.?His competitive edge spanned much further than the 18th hole.?There were many a fast pitch softball team that would yearn for him to be behind home plate.?He relished the idea of victory, whether on the ball field or placing bets with his buddies per hole, even if he had to cheat, his was the victor. Aubrey is survived by his wife, Shallie Warne; his two children Bret?and Lori Carter, and Shannon Carter Saso, his five stepdaughters, Julee May, Leah and Emilio Cantu, Lyndi Buchanan, Lacey Warne, and Audrey Warne.?Aubrey had numerous grandchildren that brought a special sense of pride and a smile to his face. We will all miss his ability to make us laugh.




Sept 1913 ~ Nov 2010 Bachint Kaur Uppal ~ 97, of Merced, passed away at home, in the comforting arms of her beloved son. Bachint was born in India, and was married at the young age of 13, to her late husband Swaran Uppal, whom preceded her in death in 2009. Bachint and Swaran, came to live in the US briefly in 1980, only to return to Afghanistan a few years later. She and Swaran returned to the US in 1995, at which time they made the Merced area their home. Bachint was a extremely hard working and honest woman, she was very honorable and dedicated her life to her children. She was a lucky woman to have three wonderful children, whom loved and respected her. She is survived by her children; Lachhman Singh Uppal of Turlock, Satnam Singh Uppal of Merced, Harjinder Kaur Johal of Newark, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband and one brother. The funeral service will be held at Allen Mortuary Sunday, December 5th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please share your




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January 3, 1945 - November 29, 2010 Bobby "Bob" Ray Bouknight , 65, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on November 29. He was born January 3, 1945, in Hanover, New Mexico. Bob grew up in Paducah, Texas, and Westwood, California. After finishing high school he enlisted in the US Army, beginning a distinguished career that spanned 25 years of honorable service, including several tours in Vietnam. After his military service he obtained HVAC training and eventually retired from Merced County as a maintenance technician. A resident of Merced County for the past 26 years, Bob enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, fishing, traveling and camping. Bob is survived by his three sons: Robert and his wife Lorena, Ray and his wife Martha, Michael and his wife Jenny; six grandchildren: Brandyn, Faythe, Liliana, Brianna, Stefani and Michaela; two sisters: Virginia Marsh and Marie Spears; and one brother: Ron. Bob is preceded in death by his father Lee Bouknight, his mother, Sudie Bouknight, his sister Joyce Bouknight and his wife of 38 years, Millie Bouknight. To his family, he was a loving husband, father, brother, son and grandfather. A gentle and quiet soul, those close to him found him to be full of passion and generosity. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances may be made to, The , 301 W. 18th St. #101, Merced, CA 95340.



Bachint Kaur Uppal

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Barbara Ann Bull

Barbara passed away on November 16, 2010 after a four-year battle with cancer. She was born on July 29, 1934 in Providence, RI to Arley and Evelyn Shoop. After growing up in Massachussetts, Barbara and her family moved to Illinois, where she met her beloved husband, Mason Bull. Moving to Southern California in 1957, the couple raised three children, David, Michael, and Kathleen. The family enjoyed traveling the country, camping and spending time at their cabin in Big Bear. Besides creating a loving home for her family, Barbara served as a volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. Barbara was widowed in 1980 after her husband lost his own battle with cancer. She worked at and became a co-owner of The Mail Shop in Rolling Hills Estates, until she relocated to Healdsburg, CA in 1988, where she spent the next 20+ years. Barbara's health improved briefly in 2010, allowing her to spend her last months in Southern California near family and friends. A graveside service will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the . Please sign the guestbook at



Bella Waxman

Bella Waxman June 5, 1906 - December 3, 2010 Died peacefully at Age 104. Beloved wife of the late Fred Waxman. Beloved mother of Roberta (Bruce) Gilbert, Loretta (Ed) Levin and the late Al (Helene)Waxman. She is survived by her grandchildren, Karen (Dan) Peterson, Judy (Allen) Prohofsky, Wendy (Tom) Grace, Susan Friedeberg, Jennifer (Ken) Rosenberg, Aaron (Anita) Levin, Derek (Bernadette) Waxman, Mason (Kristin) Waxman and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be at Hills of Eternity Chapel Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peninsula Temple Sholom or charity of your choice.



Bernard Amster (In Memoriam)

Amster, Bernard Feb. 16, 1922 - Dec. 4, 2009 Dad, you are loved and missed more than all the world. "Hap'ly I think on thee, and then my state Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen Earth, sings hymns at Heaven's Gate. For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.



Berta E. Clay

Berta E. Clay, Berta E. Clay, long time resident of Santa Maria, passed away at Marian hospital on December 2, 2010. She was born on February 27, 1920 in Germany., She is survived by Two daughters, Helga Donohoe and Erika Ventura, Six grandchildren Cheryl Wallace, Tami George, Valarie Richardson, Scott Ventura, Kelly Ventura and Heidi Ventura, Ten great grandchildren and Two great-great grand children., This was our beloved mother, grand mother and great grand mother who will be missed forever.



Bonnie Lou Kuckenbaker

Bonnie Lou Kuckenbaker passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010., Bonnie was born March 22, 1922 in Troy Texas the second youngest of six children. Her father was a tenant farmer and fireman and her mother worked in a laundry. Because Bonnie had three older sisters she got out of most of the chores. Her older sister Ruby said, "She didn't do chores, she rode the cotton sack!" In her later years Bonnie recounted her many childhood adventures with her youngest brother Winston; they would climb high into the barn rafters looking for baby pigeons and also liked to sneak coffee out of the kitchen to pretend they were chewing tobacco. For Christmas the kids would put a sock out and find apples, oranges, walnut and candies in the morning., She graduated from Troy High School in 1940, which she remembered as the time she got her first store-bought dress. Three years later she met her husband Clifford Kuckenbaker at the PX on Fort Hood where she worked selling sundry items and he was an Army GI. Six months after their wedding they moved back to Laton where Cliff worked for the Sunmaid Raisin Company temporarily. Soon after he began working at Better Buy Wholesale where he stayed for 33 years. Bonnie and Cliff bought their home outside Laton for $1,200.00, which included the house and twenty acres. Clifford worked nights at Better Buy Wholesale and farmed during the day., Cliff was cultivating cotton the morning Bonnie went into labor with their first child George. Their neighbor Bessy Alman ran across the field to let him know the baby was on the way. Their second child Kay was born five years later., With her young family she particularly cherished trips to Cambria where the Kuckenbaker family shared a small seaside cabin called The Rock House. Her daughter Kay remembers her excitement when they prepared for these vacations, "We'd always leave the grocery store with huge boxes of groceries like we were going to move there. It was a tradition for us to have a bag of marshmallows.", Bonnie worked at Superior Dairy in Hanford from 1952 to 1962 where she loved the customers but didn't like making milk shakes because the aluminum cup froze her already sore hands. She transferred to Superior Dairy in Lemoore in 1953 and one year later changed jobs again to work at The Koop in Hanford where she stayed the next 23 years. Bonnie liked driving fast; on a frosty morning on the way to work at The Koop her car hit ice and slid down the bank under the Kings River bridge on Excelsior Ave. Luckily the river was dry, lest she said she may have drowned., In the early 1960s she was a dedicated fan of the TV program The Beverly Hillbillies and didn't miss the program for social or school functions. She also loved arts and crafts; she attended ceramics and oil painting classes after hours at Laton High and in the early 1970s she started decorating cakes for friends and family. She took several small commissions for her paintings and also hung her work at The Koop., For over twenty years she played a weekly game of Skipbo with her close friends but was otherwise retiring and preferred to stay home most of the time where she liked to watch television and the humming birds outside the living room window. Among close friends and family her most notable quality was the intense love and affection she showered on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all called her Grandma Kookie., She is survived by her son, George Kuckenbaker and his wife Diane of Presque Isle, Michigan, her daughter, Kay Kuckenbaker-Smith and her husband Wade who live in Laton, her older brother, Albert Hartgrove of Baltimore, Maryland, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren., Among her last words were, "I love my kids, I love all my kids so much.", Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29 at the Church of the Brethren, 3090 E. Mt. Whitney in Laton. Graveside Services will be at the Oakgrove Cemetery in Laton.



Brett Edmund Carrillo

Carrillo, Brett Edmund September 6, 1962 - November 28, 2010 Brett E. Carrillo was born in Burbank, California on September 6, 1962 and passed away on November 28, 2010 at 48 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He is survived by his Mother Sandra Carrillo, Father Edd Carrillo, Step-Mother Jane Carrillo, Brother Bart Carrillo, Sister-in-Law Cyndie Carrillo, Aunts Eloise Carrillo and Virginia Wirffel, Brother-in-Law Bob Wirffel, Cousin Jennifer Wirffel, Nephews Aidan and Colton Carrillo. Buddhist Memorial will be on Sunday, December 5, from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Faith Chapel. Viewing will be on Monday, December 6, at 12 noon, Catholic Mass at 12:30 pm at the Church of the Hills, both at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. Brett was a Custom Tile Setter in the Los Angeles area for many years. He will be missed dearly by his many friends and loving family. His laugh and beautiful smile will never be forgotten. His loving memories will live in our hearts forever. Forest Lawn Memorial-Park & Mortuaries.



Brian T. McMahon

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Britt-Marie Karlsson

Britt-Marie Karlsson, 69, of San Dimas, California passed away November 30, 2010. Britt-Marie was born in Orebro, Sweden on December 23, 1940. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Far Mor, Mor Mor and friend. She was married to Bengt Karlsson for 48 years. They married in Sweden in 1962 and moved to California in 1963 where they started German Auto Repair in 1963 and retired in 1993. Britt-Marie loved to ski and was able to travel the world skiing some of the most beautiful slopes imaginable. Britt-Marie won many Senior Olympic gold medals. She belonged to VASA Order, Golden Valley Lodge and Swedish Hollywood Club. She was predeceased by her mother, Wera Johansson and her father, Stig Johansson. She is survived by her sister, Kerstin Nilsson and her partner Rune; brother, Anders Jaxne; daughter, Annette Karlsson; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Tami Karlsson; grandchildren, Ryan Karlsson, Katie Karlsson, Travis Kruckenberg, Brendon Karlsson-Tuttle, Justin Mitts and Briaunna Mitts; nieces, Mona Witkowski, Lynda Flores, Chris Bergstrom, Elizabeth Nilsson, Sophie and Karoline Jaxne; nephews, Ulf Nilsson and Kristofer Jaxne; best friends, Lillemo Posecker, Gunvor Sabo and many friends who have been a blessing to us all. On Saturday December 11, 2010 at 3:30 P.M. a memorial service, tree dedication and dinner will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden at 301 North Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, California on the grounds of the Peacock Cafe. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the



Buller, Daniel David

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Daniel David Buller age 88, passed away November 29, 2010 in Stockton. He was born May 30, 1922 in York County, NE. Daniel serviced in .....



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 20, 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, 3 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 2 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; and 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; an 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!, A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at The Father's House, 126 Peabody Road, Vacaville. A Cameron Scott Silva Memorial Fund has been set up at: Bank of the West, 330 Davis Street, Vacaville, Calif., 95688, A fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Dec 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 350 N. Orchard Ave., Vacaville. Multi-vendor event - great Christmas gifts and proceeds go to Cameron's Memorial Fund. A Heartfelt thanks to everyone for your caring and support.,



Carroll G. (Pete) Hatfield

Carroll (Pete) G. Hatfield, Feb. 1934 to Nov. 2010, and a 38-year resident of Ventura County, has joined our Lord., Pete was born in Henryetta, Okla., graduated from Henryetta High School, Oklahoma State University and held a Juris Doctorate from the West LA College of Law. Pete was one of three children born to the late General and Gladys Brown Hatfield., He was the caring and loving husband of Shirley J. Dove Hatfield for 55 years and they had four daughters, Rebecca D. Jones, Kelly A. Hatfield, Jill C. Hatfield-McCracken, and Casey L. Hatfield. Pete will also be remembered and loved by 13 grandchildren (Amber R. Gerken, Tyler D. Holmes, Ryan C. Holmes, Lindsay A. Gerken, Jordan F. Budhu, S.P. Christopher Warner, Whitney R. Budhu, Brandon R. McCracken, Kirby J. Freund, Brice M. McCracken, Bryce W. Debrunner, Ashley N. McCracken, and Kelsea D. Edmonds), three great-grandchildren (Kayla M. Holmes, Diago A. Vaca and Camden M. Holmes), and his sisters, Barbara Sewell and Gloria Duncan., He was a successful chemical engineer, lawyer and recently a VP of Finance and Operations/Corporate Counsel. Pete loved helping with homework, science, technology and law. Pete influenced many people with his knowledge, humor and ability to teach., Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 600 Central, Fillmore, CA 93015. Arrangements under the direction of Skillin Carroll Mortuary, 525-3391.



Catherine Frances Brema

Catherine Frances Brema (nee Quara), March 24, 1903 to Nov. 17, 2010., Catherine, known affectionately as Grammy to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so many friends, has left us after a long, full and faithful life to go to her Lord and once again be joined with her devoted and beloved husband, John Joseph, who passed away in 1991., She leaves her son, Arnold, his wife, Marilyn, five grandchildren, Joanne, Cathy, Suzanne, John and Faith, and seven wonderful great-grandchildren., Catherine was born in a little village in Northern Italy and came to this country in 1915 to join her mother and dad who had already come to the United States a few years earlier. She lived in New York City initially and there met her future husband, John Joseph. They were married on Jan. 7, 1928 and in 1937 moved to their first home in New Jersey., After their son, Arnold, moved to California, they joined him and moved to Camarillo in 1968 where they bought the home they lived in until her passing. Catherine was a very active member of the Amaranth and rose to become the Most Worthy Matron of her Chapter. After retiring from active participation and the loss of her beloved John, she maintained contact with a number of members of several groups in that organization., In March of 2010 she went to the Shoreline Healthcare facility in Oxnard because of continuing and increasing health problems where she was when the end came. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends, but will live on in our hearts forever., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels in Camarillo, 482-1166.



Charles Fredrick "Chuck" Dawdy

Charles "Chuck" Fredrick Dawdy died of natural causes on November 17, 2010 at the age of seventy. He joined his father, John Ralph Dawdy and his mother, Dorothy Evelyn Dawdy who preceded him in death., Chuck was born in Hanford on April 2, 1940. He was the second of four children born to Ralph and Dorothy Dawdy who settled in Lemoore in the late 1930's. Chuck attended Lemoore Elementary School and Lemoore High School, graduating in 1957. He attended the University of California-Berkeley, where he joined the NROTC, then transferred to Fresno State. He lived in Fresno and Visalia, working for the Welfare Department until he retired in 1985, moving to Lemoore to be able to care for his ailing mother., Chuck never married and has no direct descendents, but he leaves behind his sister, Jean Fetterhoff currently residing in Morro Bay, his older brother Dick who lives in Long Beach and his younger brother, Bob who lives in Fountain Valley., Chuck's niece, Shari Fetterhoff-Bacci and his nephews, Scott Fetterhoff, Grant Dawdy, John Dawdy, Jeff Dawdy and Jim Dawdy remember very fondly his attempts to teach them to play Chess or Bridge and they remember with humility his sharp memory when playing Trivial Pursuit, or his keen sense of gamesmanship while playing Risk. Scott mentioned recently that even when Chuck removed all but two or three Chess pieces from his side of the board, he still beat Scott. Bob remembers a game of Chess at Christmas time one year where it was neck and neck to the end, with Chuck being victorious. Bob says it was his best Chess game ever. Grant fondly remembers his favorite Chuck saying: "I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.", Chuck was an avid puzzle fanatic. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, the bigger the better. He loved watching game shows on TV matching his wits with the contestants. But his overall greatest recent joy was watching his beloved Giants take the World Series. He talked for hours about their progress., Chuck loved to travel and spent many happy hours traversing the mountains of California, and the Western Rockies. He loved family camping trips, especially Sample Meadows above Huntington Lake where he would sit for hours playing Cribbage or Bridge if he could round up the players., We could always count on Chuck to call with some obscure geographical question or puzzle about one of the United States, relishing in the outcome. His most recent query to his sister was to name the sport where the defense always has control of the ball., Those wishing to remember Chuck may wish to contribute to the , 5160 N. Fresno St., #101, Fresno, CA, 93710 in his name., At his request, there will be no services and he will be cremated., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



Charmaine Balian Allen

Allen, Charmaine Balian June 8, 1954 - November 9, 2010 Charmaine Balian Allen lost a valiant 3-yr battle with lung cancer last month at Cedars Sinai Hospital in LA, with her devoted husband & mother at her side. Charmaine was a very loving, smart, generous person with a 500-megawatt smile. Educated at UCLA & USC, she started her career with Ray Stark at Columbia Studios, and worked her way up to Sr VP, Universal TV. In 2001, she married Marty Allen, CEO of Party America and became their Director of E-Commerce. Six years later, they were planning their next adventure when Charmaine was diagnosed with cancer; she passed away Nov 9th at age 56. Charmaine is survived by her husband, Marty, her brother, Robert Phillips and her mother & step-father, Chris & Larry Evensen. A celebration of her life is planned for her friends on January 15, 2011. For more information, please contact



Chesley Van Evans Sr.

In loving memory of our dear brother who passed away unexpectedly in his home in Rio Dell on November 16th. He was born on March 8, 1946 to Chesley and Leona Evans of Alton, Ca. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harlon, and Wendal LaVerne. Also by hissister, Elsie Brooks. Chesley is survived by his wife, Doris. Sons Chesley Van Evans, Jr., by his first wife, Linda Shields. Wesley Evans (wife Mindy), and daughter, Dana Cook (husband, Joseph). Grandchildren Skylar, Serenity, Eli, Logan and Joseph and Krista Cook. Also by sister's Bonnie Yost, Evelyn Flothe, Marjorie Bauter (husband Ivan) and brothers Bill F. Evans, Sr. and Bud Evans (wife Susan) plus numerous nieces,and nephews, and cousins. Chesley graduated from F.U.H.S. in 1964. He worked for boeing aircraft company in Everett, Wa. After being drafted he proudly served as a U.S Marine in Viet Nam. He was a logger for years until his logging accident caused his retirement. Chesley was well-known around the county for his unique, carved hard-hat. While brother Bud lived and worked in Tehran, Iran he had hats carved for his brothers and father. These hard-hats are traditionally kept in our immediate family. Chesley was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and target practice, and four-wheeling on the beach. His favorite food was ketchup, ketchup, and more ketchup! He loved people and enjoyed visiting. Chesley, you'll be truly missed by all who knew and loved you. We will miss your sweet disposition, smile, and great sense of humor. In respect for his desires there will be no services. Contributions may be made in his memory for the North Coast Veterans Resource Center, 2107 3rd st. Eureka, Ca 95501 Attn: Mark Deal. Please sign the guest book at



Clarice Prescott

Clarice Prescott, 98, was born in 1912 in Wright City, Okla., and passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Morro Bay. Clarice attended Wright City High School, where she graduated in 1929. She went on to get her nursing degree from U.C. Berkeley and later graduated with Distinction with a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State College in Tempe. She worked in public health and was a school nurse for most of her career, having worked both in Phoenix, Ariz., and Lynwood, Calif. Clarice married Jerry Prescott on June 25, 1969. Shortly after, the two retired and moved to Cayucos. They spent their winters at their beach house and their summers at their cabin at Silver City in Sequoia National Park. There they fished, hiked and backpacked well into their 70s. Clarice often said they had the best of both worlds - a house at the beach and a cabin in the mountains. Clarice was a wonderful person who was loved by many and who always brightened a room with her contagious smile and cheerful personality. She will be missed by all who knew her. Clarice is survived by her daughter, Georgene Powell of Canada; sister, Georgia Kaplan of Arizona; and brother, Richard Harper of Georgia. She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her "Grande." She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Prescott, in 2001; and son, Kenneth Groves in 2008. There will be a memorial in early summer, 2011 at the Cayucos Community Church, followed by a second memorial in Silver City.



Cliff Colyar

Clifford Loren Colyar, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2010 after a lengthy illness., He was born July 8, 1923 in Okanogan, Wash., to Loren and Leona Colyar. Cliff is a WWII veteran; he served in the US Army as a Combat Engineer. He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Lawrence Colyar. Cliff was surrounded by people who love him when he took his last breath here and his first one in eternity. He worked as an Operating Engineer in Local 12 over 40 years. Everyone who met Cliff loved him, he is especially known for his stories, his smile and willingness to always help. He loved Westerns, especially John Wayne., Cliff is survived by his wife, Delores of 58 years, and seven children, Carol Lewis and husband Kenny, Sheryl Nestlerode, Barbara Long and husband Dennis, Dan and wife Lori, Tom Colyar, Becky Gutierrez and Emily Ferguson, 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren., A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Rose Family Funeral Home, 4444 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Reception to follow., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the family owned and operated Rose Family Funeral Home & Cremation, 581-3800.



Cody R. Mee

Cody R. Mee, 21, of Old Station died Thursday in an auto accident. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Chapel in Burney (335-2247).



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Darlaine Johnson

Darlaine Johnson of Vacaville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at UCSF Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 26, following a long illness., She is survived by her daughter, Karen Fortunati of Vacaville; son, Bill (Sondra) Johnson of Fairfield; grandchildren, Sondra Litwin of Vacaville, Jason Fortunati of Fairfield, Julie and Ryan Johnson of Fair-field; great-grandchildren, Nick Litwin, Ashley Litwin, Noah Johnson, Brody and Presley Fortunati; and beloved companion, Jack Kempton., She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Johnson., She was born to Paul and Avis Moen in Arti-choke township, Minn., on Sept. 8, 1928, and was most recently a resident in Vacaville, Calif., for 13 years., Darlaine was in the health and nutrition field for many years helping and healing people in need. Darlaine loved church, sewing, gardening and interior design., Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends and enjoying her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren., A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 3321 Farrell Road, Vacaville, with Pastor Mark Lewis officiating., Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700. Visit our guest book at www .nadeaufuneralhome .com.,



Deborah Jo La Fever

Deborah Jo La Fever 53, of Gridley, CA, passed away December 1, 2010. Service is scheduled for 4:00PM Monday, December 6, 2010 at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel, (530) 845-2138. 



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Delbert A. Pack

Delbert A. Pack, age 83, passed away on Nov. 27, 2010 in San Antonio, TX. Until the last few years, he had resided in and around the Wheatland area for 40 years. He retired from Civil Service as a Maintenance Foreman at Beale Air Force base. His first love was his family and his passion was Rodeo. He entered his first rodeo at the age of 14 and continued until the age of 69 when an illness forced him to finally hang up the spurs. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Mary Anderson, his second wife Mary Francis, his parents Prentiss and Blanche Pack, and sisters Juanita Wells and Norma Clark. He is survived by his daughter Patricia Wehry and her husband Chet, son David Pack and his wife Noralee, sister Lilla Conkle, brother Jerry Pack and his wife Connie, step-daughter Catrina Christopher and her husband Tom and many nieces, nephews, grandkids, great grandkids, great great grandkids and many friends. Memorial services will be held Monday Dec. 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond Street, Yuba City. Internment with Military Honor Guard will follow at Sierra View Memorial Park. Send Condolences at



Dennis Dean Points

Dennis Dean Points, 57, of Vacaville, died on Nov. 12., He was born on Aug. 29, 1953., Private family services will be held., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral- 



Dodie Rosekrans

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Doris (Westberg) Jensen

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Dorothy A. Hatfield

Dorothy A. Hatfield, 82, of Eureka died Thursday at Pacific Healthcare. Arrangements are pending at Forrest Funeral Home in Weaverville (623-4144).



Dorothy BROWN

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Dr. Gerald Tappe

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Gerald Tappe announce his recent passing. He died at Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital on November 22, 2010 with his wife of 52 years by his side. He was 80 years old. Dr. Tappe was born May 23, 1930 in Porterville, CA to August and Ethyl Tappe. He spent his childhood in Porterville where he helped on the family farm. He learned to play the violin as a child and developed an early love for music. He later served in the U.S. Army during the, . He attended UC Berkeley where he completed his undergraduate studies. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree and was a member of the prestigious dental honor society Tau Kappa Omega. Dr. Tappe later attended, where he earned his Masters of Science Degree in Orthodontics. He was a respected orthodontist in the Yuba Sutter area for approximately 20 years, he and his family then moved to Nevada County where he commuted to Sacramento and worked another 10 years before retiring in 2000. Dr. Tappe loved his family which includes his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren. He was an avid violinist and had a passion for classical music. He played the violin in numerous community orchestras as well as weekly at Grace Lutheran Church of which he was a member. He was active in the Lutheran Church and served as an elder for many years. He was very interested in science and nature and never stopped reading and learning. Dr. Tappe is survived by his wife, Virginia Tappe; children, Steven (Norma) Tappe, James (Jennifer) Tappe, Thomas (Holly) Tappe, and Diane (Jason) Tiffany, and grandchildren, Trevor, David, Paul, Joseph, Benjamin, Hannah and Joshua. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will always be remembered for his kindness, gentleness and generosity. A memorial service for Dr. Tappe will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley at 1:00PM on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. Send Condolences to



Dr. Gregory Edmund Franz

Dr. Gregory Edmund Franz died of natural causes surrounded by his beloved family., He is survived by his children Tom and Kathy Franz, Diane and Matt Lombardi, and Mary and Don Ursitti; and his treasured grandchildren Erik Franz, Laura and Katie Lombardi., Patricia, his cherished wife of 46 years, preceded him in death in 1997., Gregory was a third generation native Californian, born and raised in Ventura to Edmund and Clare Franz in December of 1927. He was a graduate of Loyola University in Los Angeles and received his medical degree from Marquette University Medical School, Wisconsin, in 1950. He entered the Air Force at Walker AFB in Roswell, New Mexico and served as a flight surgeon in Guam during the Korean War. He practiced internal medicine in Oxnard for over 40 years and was associated with St. John's Hospital Nuclear Medicine Department until his retirement in 2006., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Life Centers of Ventura County or Buena Vista Hospice., Vigil Service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 2nd at Santa Clara Mortuary, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 3rd at Santa Clara Catholic Church, 323 South E Street, Oxnard. Committal Service will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard. Services have been entrusted to Santa Clara Mortuary, Oxnard. Phone (805) 485-5757




Passed away on December 1, 2010 in Lancaster, California, at the age of 86; he was surrounded by the love of his family. Gene was born on a farm in Ramona, South Dakota on November 16, 1924. He was a veteran of WWII and The 




Eugene Duane Abbott, Jr. 4th Generation San Franciscan born on September 14, 1948. Peacefully passed away on November 21, 2010 of brain cancer, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Gene is survived by his mother, Barbara; wife, Mary; children: Niklaus von Atzigen (Kimberly), Rosalie, Ches (Hildegaard), and Austin; grandchildren: Daisy and Lukas; sister, Sandra. Gene was recognized as an outstanding educator by the Marin Co. Office of Education and U. C. Berkeley Extension. His career spanned 37 years beginning with teaching motorcycle and small engine repair, continued with automotive technology, progressed into school administration and teacher education. From 1979 1989 Gene owned and operated Stinson Beach Chevron, along with AAA towing service. The station housed the Broken Auto Parts Museum. Gene's pride and joy was his construction in 1976 of an addition to his Bolinas home which included a 30 foot tower. Gene was a lifelong surfer, proud to have taught all his children to surf at his cherished spot, the Bolinas clam patch. A surfer's memorial is being planned. For details, please email to: For a detailed obituary, go to Contributions may be made to Surfrider Foundation, PO Box 6010, San Clemente, CA 92674 or, to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA 94939.



Earl Noel Nelson

Earl Nelson, 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 17, 2010., Earl was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, on June 13, 1922. He met and married the love of his life, Eva, in 1954. He and his family moved to California in 1955. Earl often said, I didnt know what was down there, but I knew it had to be warmer. In 1957 the Nelsons made Ventura County their permanent home., Earl was the co-owner of Scritchfield Dodge in Ventura in the 60s, later opening Nelsons Auto Wholesale. After retirement, Earl and Eva traveled across Canada and the U.S. in their motor home. They ultimately retired in Mesa, Ariz., where Earl was able to pursue his love of golf. In 2003 they relocated to Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego so that they could be closer to their two sons and families., He enjoyed playing in many golf tournaments with his son Kim. Earl and his brothers and sisters started the tradition of the Nelson family reunions in 1970, which have occurred every three years since. The reunions rotate between California and Canada, and are now being carried on by the second generation of Nelsons. This tradition has kept the ties between all the extended Nelson family members close, maybe not in distance, but in heart., Earl is survived by his wife, Eva, of Rancho Bernardo; sons, Kim Nelson (wife Diane) of Rancho Bernardo and Dale Nelson (wife Louise) of Oxnard; granddaughters, Haley Nelson of Tigard, Ore., and Julie Greenleaf of Ventura; great-granddaughter, Madison of Ventura; brother, Rolly Nelson of Alberta, Canada; and many nieces and nephews., A private memorial service will be held at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura.



Eileen Miller

Eileen Albina Miller July 26, 1922 - Nov. 18, 2010 A native of Quebec, Canada. She came to California in 1945. Resident of San Leandro for 59 years. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Miller. She is survived by her daughter Eileen (Lyman), grandson Mike Val (Laurie), Great Granddaughters, Shelby and Morgan, and adopted grandson Jason Wilcox and many step great grandchildren. Eileen was independent and loved traveling, tap dancing, tennis, and volunteer work. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on December 18, 2010 at Elio's Family Restaurant, 12:00 noon, 260 Floresta Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577.One of her favorite places. SANTOS-ROBINSON MORTUARY SAN LEANDRO (510) 483-3220



Eleanor Herrera

We lost the love of our lives on Nov 22, 2010, a wife, mother and grandmother. She was born on April, 5, 1940 in Walsenburg, Colorado., She leaves behind husband, Antonio, son Louis and two daughters, Lauree' Leighann and Arleen., She is preceded in death by her son, Antonio R. She also leaves behind many family members, grandchildren and great grand children., Services to be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Reardon at 10 a.m., burial at Santa Clara Cemetery.



Elizabeth Adelaide Powell "Beth" Slocum

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Elizabeth Haight Davidson

Davidson, Elizabeth Haight Surrounded by family at her home, Elizabeth passed away peacefully November 20, 2010. She was born in Los Angeles April 3, 1930, and attended Morlborough School and UCLA, where she was a Theta. She taught school in Los Angeles, Florida and Texas. With the start of a family her time was devoted to her children; and her volunteer activities included the Junior League and the Docent program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She loved the outdoors and spent time with the children skiing, backpacking and camping. Her second career became fundraising for the Junior Arts Center, Marlborough School and The Music Center. Her love of art, music and history never ceased, and her favorite travels would always include an in-depth study of whatever country she was going to visit. Gardening and reading were an important part of her life, and she enjoyed raising ribbon-worthy orchids outdoors. Her late husband Bill and their children were her main concerns, and she followed their lives closely -- from time to time making a few pertinent suggestions. She was beloved for her dry wit and candid observations, her caring for others, her wonderful cooking and entertaining, her tireless volunteering, and for her uncomplaining struggle with ovarian cancer for fourteen years. She leaves her daughters Diana Eastman and Cynthia Eastman Simon, son Matthew Eastman, sister Marion Anderson, and stepdaughter Dr. Kerry Davidson. Any donation in her memory may be made to LACMA, 5909 Wilshire Blvd., 90036, Marlborough School, 250 S. Rossmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004 or The Colleagues at 3312 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Services will be held January 6, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, CA.



Elizabeth Torres (Featured)

Elizabeth Torres was one of four victims in the deadly gas line explosion and fire on Sept. 9, 2010 in San Bruno, Calif., For more:



Ernest Hachey

Ernest Hachey Resident of El Granada Passed away December 1st, 2010, surrounded by his son and family. Ernie was the beloved husband of Gertrude, and father of Rene' Hachey. He is also survived by daughter-in-law, Linda Hachey, grandchildren, Michelle and Shad Gibson, Sarah Hachey, and Matt Hachey, great grandson, Wyatt Gibson, of El Granada, and by niece Carol Lebsack of Denver. Ernest was born in Massachusetts, May 13th, 1914. He was in the Army for 5 years, and the Navy for 2 years, and worked in Business Management for the rest of his career. He was an active serving member of Grace Lutheran Church. We cordially invite family and friends to attend a memorial service at Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403, at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, December 6th. A burial service will be given at Skylawn Memorial Park. SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME (650) 343-1804



Euphemia Tousignant

A Catholic Prayer Service for Euphemia Tousignant, 73, will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at Nadeau Family Funeral Home with a priest from St. Mary's Catholic Church officiating. Mrs. Tousignant passed away this past Wednesday in her Vacaville home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 12, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii and made Vacaville her home the past 37 years. She was a homemaker all her adult life who loved music, singing and sewing. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Darren of Vacaville, daughter Leonora Evans of San Luis Obispo, Calif., son Darren Jr. of Vacaville, half-sister Linda Seda of Hawaii and half-brother Bill Jenks of Vacaville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until the service time. Interment will be in the Vacaivlle-Elmira Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 900 Fulton Ave, Suite 100-5, Sacramento, Calif., 95825. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700, or visit or guestbook at,



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Evelyn Hillbun

Evelyn M. Hillbun Resident of San Carlos Dec 17, 1922-Dec. 01, 2010 passed away on Wed. December 01, 2010 at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo of Congestive Heart Failure. She was just 16 days shy of her 88th Birthday. She lived in her "Dream House" independent and still able to drive until last March, when she moved in to assisted living in Vallejo CA near her daughter Lorie in Benicia. Evelyn M. Wetle was born in St. Cloud, MN. She was the oldest of 4 children: twins Jerome Wetle and Ester Faust, and youngest daughter Marion Dhein. All have preceded her in death. After attending Cathedral High School, she went on to Business College in St. Paul. She had many girlfriends in St. Paul and one, Hazel accompanied her on a trip to San Francisco when she was about 22. There she met James Ralph Hillbun Jr.(working at radio station KYA) and they married Oct 5, 1946. They moved to San Carlos in 1959 and raised 3 children, Timothy James, Loralee Jane (Campbell) and Nancy Jean. She was preceded in death by both her husband and son, Timothy. Evelyn worked for Pacific Telephone for 22 years (1963-1985) in various clerical support positions including the Plant Service Center in Redwood City. She had fun times participating with a Pac Bell bowling league. She especially liked and looked forward to the reunions held yearly in San Mateo. She absolutely adored travel and took trips all over the world, including road trips to St. Cloud with her family. She was overjoyed with the arrival of her grand children: Veronica Anania, and Chris and Kelly Hillbun. She enjoyed entertaining especially during the Christmas holidays. "The more the merrier" she would say. She was extremely independent, brave and honest with a sarcastic, dry sense of humor... that will be missed. Plans for a memorial "Celebrating her Life" are pending. Email Loriejc1@aol for details.




MARIN, FEDERICO T. Beloved father, grandfather, brother (R.I.P. Gloria and Victor) and a true friend. Freddie was born September 24, 1944 and passed on November 27, 2010. Survived by wife Amparo, daughters Lety, Lily, Monica, Mariza, Clariza and Vaneza, as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at El Camino Mortuary at 3953 Imperial Avenue on Sunday, December 5, from 5 -9 p.m. Followed by burial services at St. Jude's Shrine on December 6, 10 a.m., then proceeding to Holy Cross Cemetery. Rest In Peace Poppa.




PANCHERI, FLORENCE "PATRICIA" Florence "Patricia" Pancheri passed away peacefully on December 1, 2010. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she will be missed by many. Born in Negaunee, Michigan to parents Florence and Patrick Flannery, Patricia was a gifted singer and musician. She studied music at Northern Michigan University, after which she shared her passion for music by teaching others as well as playing organ, piano and violin at various public and private events. Patricia married her lifelong husband, Calvin Pancheri, in 1952 and the two shared an endearing 58 years of marriage. An ardent sports fan, Patricia rooted for the San Diego Padres and Chargers. She also loved to play bridge and nickel slots, was devoted to her church and active in both the Newcomers Organization and Kiwanis Club. Most of all, Patricia loved to simply be surrounded by family. Throughout her life, her home was filled with the laughter of her children, grandchildren and great-grand-children. Patricia was a model for how to live and love. She was preceded in death by her parents and five older brothers. Survivors include her husband, Calvin; children Robert, Patricia, and Thomas; children-in-law Ernest Ryder and Bonnie Pancheri; grandchildren Elizabeth, Melissa, Karin, Michael, John, Anne, Christina, Ryan, Erik, and Thomas Joseph; great-grandchildren Savanna, Camille, Adelaide, and Merrick; and many close friends. A Mass will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Church, 15546 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Patricia may be made to Kiwanis Club of Poway, California Foundation: P.O. Box 764, Poway, CA 92074-0764.



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Jimmy Carold Feil, 44, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 1, 2010 at Lodi Memorial Hospital. Jimmy had suffered a stroke and a heart attack. His .....



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.



Francisco Mario Ramon

On the afternoon of Nov. 22, Francisco Mario Ramon passed away at the age of 58 after a short illness at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. He was born in Itascas, Texas on Jan. 10, 1952. Frank served in the United States Air Forces for four years and then worked as a California Correctional officer at CTF Soledad, Salinas Valley State Prison and California Medical Facility in Vacaville., He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Gloria Ramon; two sons, Daniel A. Ramon of Vacaville and David M. Ramon currently residing in Stockton; two sisters-in-law, Hope Williams of Fairfield and Joann Hesbrook of Dixon. He is also survived by three brothers, Roland Ramon, Jessie Ramon, and Ruben Ramon; three sisters, Margaret Camacho, Mariana Guiterrez, and Rachel Ramon., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Son Rise Community Fellowship Church, 620 Orange Drive in Vacaville. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Son Rise Community Fellowship Church with Pastor Dean Roberts officiating. A burial with military honors to follow at 2 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon., Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



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Frank Fisher

Frank Clay Fisher Resident of Los Altos Sept. 10, 1919-Nov.29, 2010 Frank Clay (Bud) Fisher was born in Suffern, New York, to Frank Clay Fisher and May (Eberling) Fisher. He met his future wife, Alice P. Collins, while working in New York. After his discharge from the army, Frank settled in California and worked for Waters Motors in San Francisco. His career led him to Chrysler Corporation where he worked in a number of positions from West Coast district manager to corporate vice president for marketing and investments. He is a legend at Chrysler, where no one ever said anything but kind words about him. People still talk about his instinctive ability to walk into a dealership and diagnose what needed to be done. He was responsible for putting many of Chrysler's largest and best dealers into business. After retiring in 1978, he enjoyed woodworking, and hiking miles in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He also enjoyed telling the stories of his youth in New York, his travels as a teenager "riding the rails", working with his uncle's teams of horses, boxing (as an amateur), and driving buses in New York City. But foremost he enjoyed the company of family and friends, especially over a dry martini. His open and friendly personality attracted many friends over the years. Frank is predeceased by his wife and survived by his three children and their spouses - James and Barbara Fisher of Lake Oswego, OR, Eileen and Jeff Cuzzi of Los Altos, CA, Richard Fisher and Andrea Watts of Los Altos, CA, his nieces Pat Sedlacek and Debbie Spillane, his nephew John Nanry, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many friends. He will be missed by all.



Frank Gmuca

Frank Gmuca 70, of Gridley, passed away on November 30, 2010. Services will be at 10am on Saturday, December 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gridley. Arrangements are under the direction of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. 



Frank Guzman

Frank Guzman also know as "Daddy Frank" was born on June 21, 1944 and enter the gates of Heaven on November 29, 2010. His great spirit and heart will carry on through his children, Frank Guzman, Jr. and Margo Guzman-Gravely (son-in-law, Richard) along with his loving wife, Gloria and family. He was a resident of Lakewood, graduate of Banning High School and proud longshoremen brother with ILWU Local 13 for 48 years. This loving dad, husband, grandpa, brother, uncle, stepdad and friend will be greatly missed. Grandpa Frank loved his little hens, Lea, Ruby, Jose, Gavin, Kaylie, Joshua, Samuel, Connor and Jackson. He was also blessed with his extend family and stepsons, Stevie (Zulema), Michael (Peggy) and Carlos (Rose). Services will be Tuesday, December 7. Viewing is 9-12 a.m. with burial service at the gravesite to follow at 2pm at Green Hills Mortuary. Please sign the guestbook at



Frank Seishi EMI

EMI, Frank Seishi (94) passed away on December 1, 2010 in West Covina. He is predeceased by his son, Grant Emi; survived by his wife, Itsuko Emi; children, Kathleen (James Srott) Ito of Camarillo, CA, Eileen (Raymond) Tabuchi, Rie (Mamoru) Nishikawa; many grandchildren; sister, Kaoru Sugita; daughter-in-law, Noel Emi; also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives in Japan and USA. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:00AM at Nichiren Buddhist Temple, 2810 E. 4th St., L.A. (213) 749-1449



Gary Hazelhofer

Gary William Hazelhofer Passed away unexpectedly on November 28, 2010 at the age of 48. Gary was the devoted husband of Patti Buckley Hazelhofer and proud and loving father of Jack, age 16 and Daniel, age 13. Gary was born in Oakland on June 7, 1962 to Gary (Max) and Sandy Hazelhofer (both deceased). Gary was a proud alumnus of Corpus Christi Grammar School, Bishop O'Dowd High School and St. Mary's College of California. Gary was honored to work alongside his Grandfather and Father at H&H Cabinet Shop in Oakland for many years. Gary continued to successfully run the business until his passing. Gary joined the San Francisco Police Department in 1990, proudly serving and protecting the City and County for 19 years. He became lifelong friends with the men and women he served with. Gary was a sports enthusiast, who played sports all of his life. He was particularly proud of being a member of the St. Mary's Gaels football team and the "Champion" Mission Station softball team. Gary's greatest accomplishment was being an outstanding father to his boys. He was a permanent fixture at their sporting events, beaming with pride. Gary eagerly introduced his boys to his passions-golf, camping, animals, classic cars, water sports and the love of football. He helped to create lifelong memories as the leader of the pack, be it at Lake Hogan, the Russian River cabin, Scottsdale, adventures in the motor home and on their many family travels. Gary lived life to the fullest. He was a generous host whose heart and home were always open. Gary was the life of every party-always with a smile on his face. He was greatly loved by all and his spirit will live on in everyone who knew him. Besides his wife and sons, Gary is survived by his sister Jill (Lars) and Mother-in-Law, Nancy Buckley, whom he adored. He is also survived by his Sisters-in Law Ginni, Kathy, Maureen (Mark) and Brother-in-Law Bob (Susie) as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may visit on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 17th Avenue and Vicente Street, San Francisco. Committal private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Hazelhofer Education Fund, c/o SF Police Credit Union, 2550 Irving Street, SF, CA 94122.



Gary Lawrence Foster

December 6, 1951 - November 22, 2010 



Girardot, Janet Ellen

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Janet Ellen Girardot, born November 16, 1953 passed away peacefully at the young age of 57 on December 1, 2010. She was born in ..... 



Gregory Harold Bullis (Featured)

Gregory Harold Bullis, 50, died, along with his mother and his son, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a nurse, a former Marine corpsman, the husband of Sue and the father of Janine, 24, and William, 17.



Harold G. Vande Witte

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Harriet ("Pat") George-Clark

Saturday, December 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

Harriet M. ("Pat") George-Clark passed away in Napa, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, of natural causes.



Harvey "Big Max" Ruzanski

Harvey "Big Max" Ruzanski, 65, of Cottonwood died Friday at Shasta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel (222-1587).



Harvey William Clark

Passed away Nov. 3., Harvey was born Jan. 21, 1927 in Poplar Grove, Ill. On July 1, 1949 he married Hazel Ralston, his wife and companion of over 61 years. They were proud parents of their children Cheryl (Joesph) and Douglas. Harvey had a 38-year career with JCPenney and retired in Thousand Oaks where he and Hazel have lived for the last 32 years. He was a dedicated volunteer and board member at MANNA and active member of Emmanuel Presbyterian. He enjoyed playing golf and family reunions., Harvey is survived by his wife Hazel; sister Eleanor Ray; sister-in-law Ann Ralston; cousins Suzanne Smith and Jill Brantley; four nephews; two nieces; three grandchildren Michael, Kristine (Bryan), and Laura (David); and three great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to MANNA, Food Pantry of Ventura County., Memorial service at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at Sunrise at Wood Ranch, 190 Tierra Rejada Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93065.



Helen Jean (Emerson) Ririe

Passed away from cancer, three days after her 82nd birthday. Her husband and several of her children were with her when she left. She is survived by her six children: Richard Scott, (Sandy); Ronald Brent, (Beverly); Robert Bruce; Randy Mark, (Krissy); Carolyn Jeanette Peterson, (Robert); Rodney Emerson; her husband Morgan Jensen Ririe, a retired dentist; and her sisters Betty Emerson and Alice Emerson Stroude. She is the grandmother of twenty and great grandmother of nine. She was born in Portland, Oregon, to Lester Raymond Emerson and Winnie Dee Turner. They moved to Hayward, California where she graduated from High School. She graduated with a B. S. in education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and there met her husband Morgan, where he was taking pre-med courses. They were married June 6, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and left for Seattle, Washington where she taught Elementary school. After dental school at the, , they served 2 1/2 years at Hamilton Air Force Base, before moving to Santa Rosa where Morgan practiced until they retired in 2004. They were both active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many positions. Jean loved people and they loved her. She loved sewing so much that she would often teach and share her amazing talents with others. She made beautiful handcrafted Teddy Bears, quilts and other sewing projects, which acquainted her with some of her eternal friends whom she loved with all her heart to the very moment of her passing. She loved to make beautiful and delicious deserts. Jean was well known for her fabulous cinnamon rolls. She loved her family more than words can express, and was so proud of all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mother, we love you and are grateful we have you for all eternity. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5301 Badger Road, Santa Rosa, Ca. Saturday December 4, at 1:00 p.m. Friends may visit with her Friday evening December 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. She will finally rest in the Bennett Valley Cemetery, Santa Rosa, California. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Helen Sanders

Helen Marie, Sanders, Resident of San Jose, Helen Marie was born November 16, 1917 in Sedro Woolley, WA and entered into final rest on November 20, 2010. She had resided in San Jose since 1966., She is preceded in death by her husband and survived by her two sons, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother and sister., She was dearly loved by her family, friends and neighbors and will be missed very much., A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at First Congregational Church of San Jose on December 17th at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Congregational Church of San Jose or The Mount Herman Assoc.



Hendrix, Claude

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

In Loving Memory Claude Hendrix Jan. 20, 1951 - Dec. 4, 2009 To my dearest twin brother Claude, I love you. It's been a ..... 



Honofre Mendoza

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Houghton Freeman

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Ida Ferguson Guillermo

Guillermo, Ida Ferguson June 22, 1939 - November 25, 2010 Ida Guillermo was born in Panama and had a gift for working with families, especially those new to the U.S. At 18, she moved here and became a teacher, school counselor, psychologist, and distinguished speaker for the US State Dept., John Tracy Clinic, Beverly Hills Unified School District, Mountain View School District, Children's Hospital LA, and the Manhattan Center for Early Learning. As Harmony Project Family Liaison, Ida touched the lives of over 1,000 children and families. Ida is survived by her husband Alan Stern; ex-husband Clinton Guillermo; sister Judy Patel; niece Tatia Said Benkonvich; great nephew Luke Benkonvich, and thousands of families and children whose life she has touched. Ida's life will be celebrated with the Harmony Project on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 5 pm at the Musicians Union, 817 Vine St., Hollywood. Donations may be made to Harmony Project Ida Guillermo Scholarship Fund.



Inger Marie (Jepperson) Henninger

Deceased November 17, 2010. Inger was born on April 9, 1917 in Denmark emigrating from Copenhagen, Denmark in 1952 as a nurse. She practiced nursing and learned English in six months in New Jersey followed by working at Eureka General Hospital, Eureka, CA. It was there that she met her friends Betty and Eugene Senestraro. It was through Betty that she met her future husband Jack Henninger. Jack, a retired Navy CWO lived in Santa Rosa on Kawana Springs Rd. They bought the old Stuben School house off Petaluma Hill Rd. and together they rebuilt it into their home, living there until 2007. Inger has resided at Vineyard Commons near her friend of many years, Carol Loop. Inger will be sorely missed by her friends in Eureka, Santa Rosa, and Vineyard Commons. She is survived by her nephews Hans Jensen and Svend Jensen of Denmark. Memorial Gifts are requested to be made to Council on Aging in support of other Santa Rosa citizens in their hours of need. Council on Aging, P.O. Box 4708, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.



Irene Gomes-Fitch

Of Colusa passed away at the age of 74, on Nov. 30th at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. She was born on November 18, 1936 in Colusa, CA. Irene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Colusa. Irene enjoyed playing Rummicube and Pinochle but she especially enjoyed going to the house in Fort Bragg with Lucius, and she lived for her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren Survived by, husband Lucius Fitch of Colusa, Son Ken Gomes of Clackamas, OR, Son Daniel Gomes and wife Lisa of Maxwell, son Robert Gomes and wife Vicki of Williams, daughter Nancy Uhland and husband Jim of Arbuckle, Step children Connie Scherer & Larry Fitch, sister Nancy Murphy and husband Jim of Florence Oregon; Grandchildren DJ Gomes, Michael Murphy Jr., Amanda Colbeth, Jordan Gomes, Renee Dwinell, Tim Gomes, Dominique Gomes, Eric Murphy, Joel Gomes, Danielle Gomes, Megan Gomes and fourteen Great Grandchildren. Preceded by Mother Jessie Nevis, father Ivan Erickson, Brother Jackie Erickson, Husband Joseph Gomes, Granddaughter Erin Gomes, great Grandson Travis Murphy. Visitations will be held from 5:00-8:00p.m. Sunday, December 5th at the McNary-Moore Chapel in Colusa Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Colusa at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, December 6th, Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery. Donations may be made in Irene's name to the 618 5th Street Marysville, CA 95901. Services are under the direction of McNary- Moore Funeral Service., . Send Condolences to




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Mrs. Jean Villella Green passed away November 25th, at the age of 91. Jean Green is survived by her husband, Joe Green of San Antonio; children: Kate Schaefer of San Antonio, Sandra Stancato of Massillon, OH, James Villella Jr. of Vallejo, CA; 6 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Per her wishes, Jean's body will be cremated, with a memorial service November 30th, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , San Antonio AIDS Foundation, or the charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.




LUKE, JOHN HENRY San Diego 03/13/1946 - 12/01/2010 12/8 Viewing, 12/9 Service 11 a.m. Pilgrim Baptist Church Featheringill Mortuary 619-583-9511




November 14, 1938 ~ December 1, 2010 John Stephen Rodrigs born November 14, 1938, went to be with the lord on December 1, 2010. He attended Our Lady Of Mercy elementary school and graduated Merced High School. John was a member of the Merced County Sheriff's Department for 31 years and reluctantly retired with his loving nick name "The Rock". After retiring, there was no slowing him down so he went out and bought himself a special toy, and started Rodrigs Backhoe Service. He LOVED being outdoors and tinkering in his shop with his many projects. He loved all sports and really enjoyed watching NASCAR and traveling in his motorhome to watch racing with his daughter Lisa and son in law Pete. On any given weekend you would find him cheering on his grandchildren or great grandchildren at one of their many sporting events. The kids were always sure to see his smiling face or hear his encouraging words. FAMILY was the foundation to all that he lived for. He is survived by his loving and supportive wife Ann of 33 years . His devoted daughter Lisa Macias (Pete), Steve Rodrigs (Barbara), Leslie Torres (Danny), step children Chuck Gregory (Dolores), Beth Moreno (Mario), Debbie Crawford (James), and Robert Gregory. His sister, Clara Rodrigues and brothers Frank Rodrigs and Curt Rodrigs. He was blessed with 23 Grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren all of whom will desperately miss their PAPA. He was a man of honor and dignity and believed and lived by his word. John was respected, loved and admired by all who knew him and his sense of humor and hearty laugh will be remembered by all. Private Graveside Services will be held at John's request. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 11am - 3pm at The Masonic Lodge in Merced, Ca. 95340 at 1810 M' & 18th Streets. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the LIFE of John. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Family Funeral Home in Atwater. In lieu of flowers Please donate to the American Cancer Society or those wishing to memorialize John, may contribute towards the John Rodrigs Scholarship fund, through Citibank in Atwater, wherein the proceeds will create an endowment to benefit students attending Ballico/Cressey School District. His greatest wish was to see a new sports gymnasium built for the children in the community.




86, of Apple Valley passed away on Nov. 27, 2010 at his home. He was born January 14, 1924 in West Virgina and has lived in Apple Valley for 24 years. He worked as a Kaiser Steel Worker for 30 years. Joe served in the




August12, 1916 - November 27, 2010 Joseph J. Olivera age 94 was called to be with the Lord Saturday the 27th of November 2010. His is survived by his wife of 74-years Louise, son Raymond, Daughter Barbara Campi, four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. He and Louise were married in 1936 and lived in San Jose for several years until his father died and he had to return to El Nido to help with the family dairy farm. He later purchased a milk truck and hauled cans of milk from the local dairies to the Danish Creamery in Chowchilla. He and Louise loved to dance. She regularly drove their car to the Creamery on Saturday nights with a change of clothes for Joe so they could continue on to Fresno to dance. Their favorite place was the Rainbow Ball Room and their favorite band was directed by Harry James. They also enjoyed Johnny Cash and Buck Owens at the Red Barn in Fresno. They did some square dancing for a time too. Joe retired from the City of Merced. He and Louise did a lot of traveling after that. He had been enjoying pool playing at the Merced Senior Community Center for several years. Joe was the oldest member of the Eagle's Auxiliary of Merced. They both have been living at Park Merced a few months before his death. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with a recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.



Jack Tamarack Malone

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Jack Thorpe

Jack Thorpe died suddenly at the age of 97, of an apparent heart attack, on November 25, 2010, at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. Blessed with humor, independence, intellectual curiosity, and courage throughout his days—along with the ability to make new friends and keep old friends—Jack has now been reunited with his beloved wife Mary and brother Bill. A Yorkshireman, Jack was born February 19, 1913, in Leeds, England, to Edward and Emily Thorpe. His father died when he was just a boy, and as a young teenager Jack moved to Canada, where his older brother was living. There he worked as a farm hand and a lumberjack until the Great Depression hit. Jack was an exemplary member of the Greatest Generation. Service in World War II was voluntary for Canadians; Jack enlisted not once, but twice. He volunteered with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp at the beginning of World War II, in September, 1939. Wounded during a bombing attack in 1941, Jack convalesced at an English hospital. Honorably discharged in September, 1941, he returned to Canada. He re-enlisted a year later, in December, 1942, this time in the Royal Canadian Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged at the end of the war in 1945. On August 26, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., Jack married Mary Hogue, a U.S. citizen. Together they raised three children, Walter, Maryann, and Elizabeth. On June 27, 1950, Jack became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He received a degree in electronics engineering from the Electronics Institute of Detroit, Mich., and shortly thereafter the family moved to Southern California. There he worked first for Hughes Aircraft and then for Douglas Aircraft on various projects, including the Nike Zeus Anti-ballistic missile—living in the Marshall Islands from 1961 to 1963. Shortly after retiring in 1976, Jack and his wife moved to Palm Desert, where he has lived ever since. He is survived by the children he raised, Walter, Maryann, and Elizabeth as well as by his niece, Joanne Perry. Also surviving are eight grandchildren (Rita, Rhonda, Roxann, Susan, Shyama, Dawn, Hope, and Robert) and many great-grandchildren. Likewise celebrating Jack's life are his many friends, including special friends Chris and Melinda. Jack had a special place in his heart for animals, especially dogs. In his last years his constant companion was Andy, a Jack Russell terrier, with whom Jack enjoyed a walk on the day before he died. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Thorpe, and by his dear older brother, William Thorpe. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Palm Desert Country Club, 77-800 California Drive in Palm Desert from noon to 2 p.m. The family suggests that donations in Jack's name be made to any animal clinic or charity of your choice. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:



James Amos Edmondson

James Amos Edmondson of Vacaville passed away in Fairfield on Monday, Nov. 15, following a brief illness., He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol J. Edmondson; his son, David Edmonson (Karen) of Webster, N.Y., and grandsons Henry and William; his daughter Sandra Chancellor (Paul) of Vacaville, and granddaughters Amy and Maggie; sisters Joan Williamson of Hatfield, Pa. and Mary Wallace of Big Fork, Mont.; and brother-in-law, Michael Jory of Vacaville., He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Georgia Town Edmondson, and a sister, Wilma Edmondson., Jim Edmondson was born in Los Angeles County, Calif., and grew up in Carmel Valley in Northern California. He went on to serve in the U.S.A.F, as a pilot and air traffic controller, retiring in 1974 at Travis Air Force Base at the rank of major., A loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, he enjoyed travel, especially to the National Parks in the western United States, but most of all, enjoyed watching his grandchildren play., A fan of the San Francisco 49ers, he agonized with their recent struggles but was able to watch and enjoy their recent win against the rival Rams., In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or the donor's preferred charity., A graveside service will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., A reception will follow the service.,



James C. Giles

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James C. Giles M.D.

James C. Giles, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, passed away after a long illness during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 23 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. He was 78. Dr. Giles practiced medicine throughout Ventura County for over 45 years., Born Sept. 26, 1932 in Inglewood, Calif., he was raised there and later moved to nearby Westchester with his parents and younger brother for a short time before entering Loyola University on the merits of his academic record from Mt. Carmel High School in Los Angeles, Class of 1950, and on a football scholarship. After playing one season at Loyola University, he decided to hang up his cleats in order to turn more of his attention to his academic ambitions., Dr. Giles graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1953, Marquette Medical School in Milwaukee in 1957, served in the Air Force as a General Medical Officer at Ladd AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1958-61, and completed his Orthopedic Residency in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1962-65. His long, distinguished career included a private practice in Oxnard from 1965-2010. He was a Staff Member at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard from 1965-2010, Chief of Surgery at St. John's Hospital from 1977-78, Director of Rehabilitation Services at St. John's from 1978-80, Medical Director of the Spina Bifida Clinic of Ventura County from 1975-2010, and Attending Physician at CCS Ventura Cerebral Palsy Clinic from 1967-2010., He was also a member of the International People to People Pain Management Delegation that went to Australia in 1983, Yugoslavia in 1984, and Moscow in 1985. He was so widely sought for his expertise that he had patients travel from as far away as the former Soviet Union to see him., In semi-retirement, Dr. Giles continued to provide his orthopaedic and neurological expertise to Ventura County clinics for children with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Brain Trauma and Genetic Disorders. He was a Chairman of the Credentialing Committee for St. John's Regional Medical Center and responsible for interviewing physician candidates new to St. John's and assisting in the process of screening for the most qualified applicants., Additionally, Dr. Giles is recognized for championing what is now known as the St. John's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, a legacy that he now shares with those who came on board to support the idea. His exemplary efforts in patient advocacy eventually led to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center being developed and credentialed. Dr. Giles' humble leadership, natural rapport, modest repartee, and otherwise unaffected personality won him many friends and admirers., His awards and honors were numerous. They include the 1987 St. John's Mercy Award, 1997 Physician of the Year awarded by Employees from Mercy Healthcare Ventura County (St. John's Regional Medical Center/St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital) for exemplifying core values of the hospital: Justice, Dignity, Stewardship, Excellence and Collaboration. He was also a Humanitarian Award recipient and was recently awarded the St. John's Dignity in Action Award, as well as the recently announced Physician Emeritus of the Year Award., While well-known and loved for his self-effacing sense of humor, his good-natured leadership, and his highly regarded medical training and expertise, he was equally well-known for his tireless and selfless care for patients. As a doctor, he did not believe that surgery was always the best answer, and he believed in making physical therapy and rehabilitation an important part of treatment. The implementation and accreditation of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at St. John's that he championed, his gift for bedside manner, and his pleasant, reassuring nature in the course of his work, are perhaps the most important professional legacies that Dr. Giles leaves with us in his passing. While excellence in patient care remained his primary focus professionally, his remarkable life was also characterized by his adroit ability to manage a robust and fulfilling personal life as well., He often spoke amongst those closest to him of how very fortunate he felt for having an enduring marriage to a devoted and loving wife after becoming a widower in middle-age, family, friends and colleagues who loved and appreciated him, seven accomplished children, and six rambunctious grandchildren, all of whom loved and appreciated him in their own unique way., With a thriving practice and career, and often appearing larger than life to many, raising a large family presented its own set of challenges over the years. He was also a supportive, encouraging presence at local and regional swim meets and water polo matches for years while his kids swam competitively. Dr. Giles cultivated many interests after his children were grown., He enjoyed gardening with his wife, Kathleen, and together they became expert rosarians, even printing a popular calendar with pictures from their garden two years in a row. An avid shutterbug his entire adult life, he leaves behind thousands of slides and pictures of events, trips, and family vacations that will be forever etched into the hearts and minds of his children., Dr. Giles was admired for his humble, personable approach to patient care and family life, his giving, charitable spirit and his heartfelt optimism, even when personally facing his own health issues and physical challenges later in life. In recent years, he courageously endured physical hardship due to cancer treatments and an inherited form of Amyloidosis that caused polyneuropathy, a neurological disorder that hampered motor and sensory control in his arms and legs as well as his ability to work well with his hands or feet. True to character, his personal struggle with his own illness was a humble, brave and dignified one. Dr. James C. Giles touched many lives. His colleagues, patients, family, friends and loved ones are all better people for having known and loved him., He was a beloved and devoted husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, colleague, physician and friend who will be greatly missed for the heartfelt kindness, love, and laughter that he generously shared with all of those who knew him professionally and personally. Pure in form and pure at heart, Dr. Giles was known best for leading by example. He truly inspired all to live their lives to the fullest while, first and foremost, serving others., Dr. Giles is survived by his loyal and loving wife of 23 years, Kathleen Giles, RN; his brother, Roger Giles of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven children including two stepchildren who he insisted on treating as his own; six grandchildren; and countless friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and patients who loved him dearly. His biological children, in order of birth, are Michael (Mary), Leanne Colvin (Scott), Christopher (Ruth), Matthew (Heidi), and Colleen. His two stepchildren are Greg (Sasha) and Gigi (Kevin). His grandchildren in order of birth are Sarah and Daniel Colvin, Jameson and Laken Giles, Merrick Giles, and Madison Wilson., He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline, and his parents, James and Reva., In lieu of flowers, Dr. Giles' family respectfully requests that donations be made to any noble charity of your choice in the name of community and concern for others., Celebration of life services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, 850 Ivywood Drive in Oxnard, with Rev. James K. Brian officiating. The Giles family is being assisted by Santa Clara Mortuary, Oxnard, 485-5757.



James Estes

James Thomas Estes, James Thomas Estes, 80, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in San Luis Obispo. Born in August 1930 in Paris, Texas, he was the second son of Ernest and Ola Estes., He moved to California with his family during World War II and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1949., As a decorated, veteran, James was active in the, League and the American Legion. He served as a Scout Master for Troop 308, where he mentored numerous young men in our community., For nearly five decades, he generously gave countless hours and his expertise as an electrician in support of Lopez Canyon Conference Center's operations. As a long time San Luis Obispo resident, James was an active member of Grace Church for 43 years., Over the years, he worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Cuesta College, California Men's Colony and also as a private electrical contractor. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him - more than he could have possibly ever imagined., James is survived by sons Tom and Brent (Kerry); granddaughters Amber, Taryn and Ashlyn; grandson, Dylan; sisters Betty Silva-Smith and Margaret Cook; and brothers Ernest, Bill, and Hardy., He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia Ann; parents; and brother, Leo., Visitation and viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo St. in San Luis Obispo. A commitment service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Los Osos Memorial Park in Los Osos, followed by a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. at Grace Church, 1350 Osos St. in San Luis Obispo. Memorials may be given to Lopez Canyon Conference Center.



James Fitzpatrick Jr.

After a courageous battle with cancer, James passed away on November 13, 2010, with his wife Diane by his side, at their home in Glen Ellen. Born May 26, 1957, James lived in the Kenwood -Sonoma Valley area for 46 years, and will be missed by many. A high school landscaping job sparked a life-long passion in James that led to him starting Fitzpatrick & Sons Landscaping in 1979, which he ran for 31 years. He also proudly served as a volunteer firefighter with the Glen Ellen Fire District for over 10 years. James loved golf, music, animals, cooking, roses, orchids, starting traditions, and was a Raider's fan to the end. He especially loved his grandchildren. James' wisdom, humor, patience and kindness will be greatly missed. He was a good man. In addition to Diane, his devoted wife of 31 years, he is survived by his son Israel Bennett and wife Sheila, his son Tucker Bennett, his daughter Ashley Fitzpatrick; grandchildren Emily and Dylan; his father James Fitzpatrick Sr.; sister Jo Timmsen and husband Tom, brother Martin and wife Melissa; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Winnie and brother Johnny. A Celebration of James' Life will be held on Sunday, December 5th at 3:00 p.m. at the Kenwood Depot, 314 Warm Springs Rd., Kenwood.



James Franco (Featured)

James Franco, 58, died of injuries sustained in the gas pipe explosion Sept. 9, 2010, in San Bruno, Calif. 



James Irwin

James H. Irwin Resident of San Jose Passed away on Nov.22, 2010, he is survived by his daughter, Melanie A. Irwin and his grandson, Matthew D. Biles. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Dec.8, 2010 at 1 pm at Vintage Silver Creek , 4855 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135.



James Lundy

James M. Lundy Resident of Hillsborough Passed away peacefully in Burlingame on November 28, 2010. Born February 6, 1920 in Tulsa, OK, Jim attended Tulsa High and graduated at the head of his class in academics and athletics. At that time Tulsa High was the second largest high school in the nation. He attended Stanford University where he graduated with a BA degree and was undefeated in varsity tennis doubles with his partner Sid Terry. During WWII he served in the Pacific Theater as a Junior Grade Lieutenant in the Navy. After his service he returned to Stanford where he received his MBA. In 1948 he joined Macy's San Francisco and for the next 22 years held a variety of positions in the company ultimately becoming the West Coast President. It was during his time at Macy's that Jim met and married June Avona "Cindy" Close who predeceased him. Jim continued his retail career by joining Mervyn's Department Stores in 1971 and remained there until retiring in 1981. Jim had many interests including travel, reading, attending the Symphony, following the stock market and bridge. He will be sadly missed by his sons James and Robert, their wives Sonia and Connie, granddaughters Nathalie and Adrienne, and his dear friend Beverly. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:00am at Crosby-N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame. In Lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of James M. Lundy.



James Thomas Estes

James Thomas Estes, 80, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in San Luis Obispo. Born in August 1930 in Paris, Texas, he was the second son of Ernest and Ola Estes. He moved to California with his family during World War II and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1949. As a decorated, veteran, James was active in the, League and the American Legion. He served as a Scout Master for Troop 308, where he mentored numerous young men in our community. For nearly five decades, he generously gave countless hours and his expertise as an electrician in support of Lopez Canyon Conference Center''s operations. As a long time San Luis Obispo resident, James was an active member of Grace Church for 43 years. Over the years, he worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Cuesta College, California Men''s Colony and also as a private electrical contractor. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him - more than he could have possibly ever imagined. James is survived by sons Tom and Brent (Kerry); granddaughters Amber, Taryn and Ashlyn; grandson, Dylan; sisters Betty Silva-Smith and Margaret Cook; and brothers Ernest, Bill, and Hardy. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia Ann; parents; and brother, Leo. Visitation and viewing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo St. in San Luis Obispo. A commitment service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Los Osos Memorial Park in Los Osos, followed by a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. at Grace Church, 1350 Osos St. in San Luis Obispo. Memorials may be given to Lopez Canyon Conference Center. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo



Jane Frances Pasek

In loving memory of Jane Frances Pasek, May 11, 1935 - November 14, 2010. Services will be held at St. Catherine's Church in Torrance, December 10, 12 noon. Please sign the guest book at



Janice Bush

JANICE KAY BUSH January 15, 1951 ~ November 21, 2010 Beloved Wife, Mother and Friend Janice Kay passed away at home surrounded by family and friends in Lake Elsinore on the twenty-first of November 2010. A celebration of Life Service will be held at the Elsinore High School Theater on December 9th at 4 PM and will be open to the public. The family request that instead of black you wear purple for Janice. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Ramona VNA and Hospice, 890 W. Stetson Avenue Suite A, Hemet, CA 92543. Alternatively the family is accepting donations via Pay Pal by visiting http://janicekay



Javier H. Monroy

Aug. 8, 1938 - Nov. 29, 2010, Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family who loved him very much., He is survived by his wife, Esther, with whom he spent 38 wonderful years, four children: Franz, Stanley, Marilyn, and Ashley, and daughter-in-law Carissa and only granddaughter "Izzie," with whom he was able to spend time with during his final weeks., He lived most of his life in Oxnard working in the glass business, ultimately opening up his own shop, "Glass City," with his son. He was an honest, hardworking man who never thought of himself, he sacrificed all he had to provide for his family., Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 with the Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Mortuary in Oxnard. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery., The Monroy family is being assisted by Santa Clara Mortuary, 2370 North H St., Oxnard, 485-5757.



Jay Dee Schelbitzki

The gentle and humorous spirit of Jay Dee Schelbitzki, 54, passed from us after nearly five years battling cancer. Jay passed peacefully and comfortably under the care of hospice at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on November 27, 2010. He is preceded in death by his father Lloyd D. Schelbitzki; and is survived by his life-partner, Myke Sandlin; mother Ione J. Schebitzki (NE); siblings JeNeane Dodson (NE), Penni Bruning (NE), Audene Bird (CO), and Layne Schelbitzki (NE); his two Cairn Terriers, Lu'ke and Kaleo; and his Santa Rosa and Maui ohana. Jay was raised in rural Nebraska and achieved recognition of Valedictorian in 1975 at Bruning Public School. He moved to San Francisco in the early 80's as the lead singer/song writer of his New Wave group, Zoo-Z. After the group's disbanding, Jay's artistic talents lead him to the textile industry, fabricating décor for a luxury hotel in Las Vegas. Moving from SF after his partner, Jack Gilliam, passed, Jay settled in Sonoma County. In early 2001, he met his life-partner, Myke, sharing their lives together for nearly 10 years in Santa Rosa, but called Maui his second home. Jay's passions and talents were showcased in many ways; the tropical landscaping at their home in Santa Rosa, on signs and murals across the country he designed as graphic artist while employed at Identity Services, in his extensive glass object collection, and in his outdoor adventures which snorkeling in Hawai'i was one of his favorites. A Tiki Party in celebration of Jay's life will be held at his home in Santa Rosa, Saturday, Dec 4th, starting at 2:00 p.m.



Jean Marie Peterson Johnston

Passed away on October 16th, 2010. Jean will live in the house and heart of her Lord. She would have been 91 in December. Mourning her passing are her children and their families; Ross, Marcia, Kevin, Greta and Paul. Jean and husband Richard came to California in 1952 and moved to Santa Rosa in 1957. Jean lived in Santa Barbara, California from 2000 until her passing this month. She was born in Chicago, Illinois December 16th, 1919. Jean was always active in the Swedish emigrant community and an avid swimmer. In her youth she won many diving medals. Jean was married to Richard in 1948. Jean's passion was her family. Her faith in Jesus gave her a strong constitution. Jean will be greatly missed by family and friends. A celebration of life was held October 30th at the Santa Barbara Community Church. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Santa Barbara Christian School or The .



Jeanne Petrucci

The Camarillo community lost a very special woman in Jeanne Petrucci when she passed away at home surrounded by family on Dec. 1, 2010, at the age of 67 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer., Jeanne was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Nov. 3, 1943. Her family relocated to Pasadena where she graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962. Just a few years later she met the man with whom she would share almost 40 glorious years of marriage,Tom Petrucci. The two were married on June 22, 1963, and soon after began raising a family in Camarillo., Jeanne will be most remembered as a checker at Vons in Camarillo for over 20 years. Customers made a point to stand in her line simply to say hello, even if it meant a longer wait. In 1991 the family opened an Italian restaurant that bore their name, where Jeanne spent the next 10 years ensuring that guest service was always a top priority. When Tom passed away in 2003, Jeanne accepted a position at the Camarillo Health Care District. Her true passion, however, was working in the office of CAPE Charter School, where she was adored by staff, faculty, and students alike., Jeanne and Tom were active parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen Parish for as long as they have lived in Camarillo. Jeanne was a lector and member of the bereavement ministry. One of her greatest joys was to see her family participate in church with her, whether that be in the pews or on the altar as an alter server, choir member, or Eucharistic minister. Jeanne was inspired to live her Christian calling through her participation with the Focolare Movement, an international Catholic-based ecumenical charism dedicated to living Jesus mission, That they all may be one. (John17:21) The movement represented a renewal of spirituality for Tom and Jeanne and a dramatic shift in how they chose to carry out their everyday lives. Jeanne was persistent in enacting the movements call to always be the first to love., Jeanne was a selfless and devoted mother of five children: Tony Petrucci , Laurie Buffo (married to Michael Buffo), Thomas Petrucci (married to Nanci Petrucci), Nicole Petrucci, and Eric Petrucci. Mom-mom cherished bonding time with her four grandchildren, Colby, Hope, and Sophie Buffo and Brooklyn Bunde. Jeanne will be deeply missed by her brother, Edward Anderson of San Diego, his wife Barbara, his son Jonathan Anderson, two sisters-in-law, Rita Hanley and her husband, Bill of Arroyo Grande, and Regina Baker of Sonoma. She leaves behind a large extended family., Always a mother, Jeanne worked tirelessly in bringing up her children, whose births spanned 22 years. Family and friends knew her home as a place where big hugs, amazing meals, and lots of laughter were always found. Though she left too soon, the gifts she leaves behind to those whom she has touched will be cherished forever., A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at St. Mary Magdalen Church at the corner of Las Posas and Crestview Roads, Camarillo. The funeral service is set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the same location. A burial will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Focolare Movement, 3183 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90034., Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, 983-3457. Please sign Jeanne's memorial at



Jennefer Wineman

Jennefer Lloyd Wineman, Resident of Carmel & Menlo Park, 1931 - 2010, Jennefer was born on May 15, 1931 in Montreal, Canada and died on November 26, 2010, at home in Menlo Park, California, where she resided with her husband, Paul Wineman, whom she married in 2002. Her last days were filled with loving visits with family and friends., She was raised in Carmel in the days when children walked along sandy paths through the pine forests to Sunset School. She graduated from Carmel High School in 1949 and was awarded the "Gold C" as the outstanding female graduate. She was known for her graceful beauty, intelligence, and poise., She attended Stanford University until her marriage in 1951 to Nathaniel ("Nat") Baylis. They had two sons, Owen and Lloyd Baylis, who were raised in Menlo Park. She was a member of the Ladera Oaks Swim and Tennis Club. Jennefer and Nat divorced in 1975. She eventually returned to Stanford and completed her bachelor's degree in psychology (1953)., Jennefer taught at the Charles Armstrong School for dyslexic learners when it was located in a small house in Menlo Park. She later served on the board of trustees. Her involvement with the Mid Peninsula Speech and Language Clinic expanded her interest and expertise in learning differences., She was married in 1974 to Harold Santee, a Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District, until his death in 1990. They relocated to the Monterey Peninsula, where Jennefer worked as a researcher for the Stanford Heart Disease Prevention Center., In the early 1980's, her volunteer activities at a school for children with learning differences in Seaside developed into an integral role in the establishment of Chartwell School. She held many titles there, including Interim Executive Director, Development Director, and President of the Board of Trustees. She implemented a vision to expand the school at a new site and promoted a fundraising campaign to build a state of the art "green" facility, a long held dream., In the past years, Jennefer was happy in her married life with Paul, with whom she shared homes in Menlo Park and Carmel. She remained active on the boards of the Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc. (Palo Alto), the Friends of Moss Landing Marine Labs (Moss Landing), and Chartwell School (Seaside). She belonged to Daughters of the American Revolution and the Casa Abrego Club. She and Paul enjoyed their wine group, planning Stanford reunions, travel, annual "honeymoon" trips to Yosemite, and visiting friends., Perhaps her most natural and intuitive gift was that of being a wonderful and caring mother. She was a warm and loving presence to her sons, to the Baylis and Wineman grandchildren, and to her informally "adopted" children and grandchildren. Her kindness and love touched many., She is survived by her husband of eight years, Paul Wineman, her two children, Owen Baylis and wife Polly, of Saratoga, California, and Lloyd Baylis and wife Cherie, of Los Altos, California. Also, she is survived by five grandchildren, Morgan Baylis and wife Tracy, of Los Angeles, California, Tyler Baylis, Cole Baylis, Sarah Baylis, and Amy Baylis., A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel, on December 12, at 2:00 p.m., reception to follow., It was Jennefer's wish that memorial contributions be sent to Chartwell School, 2511 Numa Watson Rd., Seaside, California, 93955. An endowment fund is being established in her honor.



Jerry Vernon "Buckshot" Williamson

Jerry (Buckshot) Vernon Williamson March 26, 1934 - November 25, 2010 Jerry died at his home in Anderson, CA., surrounded by his family on Thanksgiving Day. Born in Broken Bow, OK in 1934, he moved to Burney, CA with his parents in 1943. He served in the US Army at Camp Roberts as a sharp shooter in the 50s. He met his wife Georgia while in the Army. They moved to Burney where they raised their 10 children. He was a sawmill worker, carpenter, lumberjack, 2nd hand store and small sawmill owner. In 1995 he and his family moved to Anderson, CA, and helped raise 6 grandchildren. Those who knew him knew he cut firewood, never found a yard sale he didn't like, and that McDonalds was his second home. He is survived by Georgia, his wife of 51 years, six daughters Naomi Drew, Keri Weippert, Shelly Cook, Gini Garcia, Staci Crum, Cristi Williamson, and his 3 sons Jerrol, Jon, and Joel. He is preceded in death by his daughter Denise Vess. He also leaves his sister Leola Toten, Patricia Webb, and brother James. He had 44 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Services held at 11800 Gas Point Road Igo, CA. Thursday November 9th at 2pm Please sign the guestbook at



Jessie Martinez

Jessie Martinez 62, of Yuba City, passed away on November 28, 2010. Per his request, no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel.



Jodi Doryce Allsop

Jodi Doryce Allsop, 51, passed away unexpectedly in the hospital Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, of an illness in Ventura, Calif. She had been a Ventura County resident, on and off for many years, residing here the last five. Jodi lived in Idaho for 10 years, Montana for three years and in San Francisco for six years, however always had a love for the Ventura beaches where she was raised., Jodi was born on July 25, 1959 in Lynwood, Calif., to Arlene and Eugene Allsop. She was the oldest of four girls. Jodi and her sisters learned to tap dance and they performed as a group called The Four Allsop Sisters. They performed at the Laura Louise School of Dance in Ventura for many years. This impacted Jodi in such a positive way that she taught tap dancing to underprivileged children. Jodi's other interests included art, camping, swimming, and hiking. She was an amazing artist especially with pen and ink drawings. She had a beautiful smile and warmth she bestowed on all, including her patrons in the restaurant food service business in which she worked and took pride., Jodi was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Earl Allsop; sister, Terri Jean Allsop; maternal grandfather, Clause Vonder Reith; and paternal grandparents, Ellis Allsop and Besse Coulter., She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Portocarrero, and granddaughter, Jaden Owens of San Francisco; her son, Jason Portocarrero of San Francisco; mother, Arlene D. Allsop of Ventura; maternal grandmother, Doryce P. Wilson Vonder Reith of Ventura; sister, Kristi Ernenwein (husband Robert) and their children Lauren, Harrison, Nicholas, Carolyn of Palos Verdes; sister, Julie Allsop and daughter Haley of Torrance. Donations in Jodi's name, made to a cancer research fund of your choice, would be greatly appreciated., A memorial service will take place at her sister Kristi Ernenwein's residence at a later date., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Condolences may be left at



Joe Santino

Joe Santino was a man of many hats during his four decades in Avenal: council member, mayor, active community participant and volunteer. He even played Santa Claus., But it was newspaper work that was the longtime passion for Santino, who died unexpectedly Sunday in Coalinga at the age of 69., "I think he found his vocation in life when he became involved with [newspapers]; he just loved doing that," wife Arlene Santino said Tuesday., The Santinos began their run in newspapers at the Coalinga Record in 1982, with Arlene serving as a writer and Joe freelance writing and reporting on sports while also shooting photos. Joe Santino later served as sports editor and photographer for the Avenal Progress from 1996 until the publication ceased operation in 2007, and was still shooting photos for the Buccaneers football team this fall., After decades of covering Avenal sports teams, Santino made many friends of the young athletes and their parents at the high school. His longtime service to local schools led Santino to be twice presented (in 1983 and 2001) with the Milton O. Wilen Award for community service from the Reef-Sunset Unified School District., During his time working for the Record, Santino ran for a seat on the Avenal City Council in 1988 and won with more votes than any candidate up to that time. He served from 1988 to 1992, first as mayor pro-tem and then mayor from 1990 to 1992., "He was a real great councilman and mayor," said City Manager Melissa Whitten, who served as city clerk at the time. "He was very involved with the community.", During Santino's council/mayor tenure, he helped institute the curb, gutter and sidewalk project. Three improvements during that time included the curb and gutter project, the opening of the new middle schools and a landscaping project for Skyline Boulevard through town., Santino also represented Avenal in Charlotte, N.C., where the city was a candidate for All-America City., "He's a pretty close friend, we did quite a few things together," said Avenal Mayor Harlin Casida, who has also taught and coached for years at the high school. "Both Joe and Arlene have been very involved with community projects.", A native of New Jersey, Santino excelled in baseball while in high school and graduated in 1960. He then served for eight years in the, , with his most memorable stint being two years in search and rescue on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands., Santino worked for the Tulare Police Department following his naval service before moving to Avenal in 1970. He worked for several positions with the Pacific Gas & Electric Company at the Kettleman Compressor Plant, serving as a mechanic apprentice before being forced to retire because of a back injury., After the Progress closed in 2007, Santino remained active in volunteer work, including many hours at the Avenal Senior Nutrition Center. He was also involved with the Senior Club, serving two years as president and later treasurer., Santino was the city's representative on the Kings County Commission on Aging for the past three years, and also volunteered with the Avenal Historical Society and Old Timers Day Committee. Earlier this year, he was recognized as the club's Volunteer of the Year during the city's Appreciation Dinner., But perhaps Santino became most recognizable recently for his work as Santa Claus in the community the past three years. He grew a long white beard to fit naturally into his Santa persona., "As a friend, he's going to be missed, and as a community member he's really going to be missed," Casida said., Santino is survived by wife Arlene of Avenal; two sons, Joseph A. Santino and wife Monica of Coalinga and David W. Santino and wife Heidi of Salida; three granddaughters, Sarah of Coalinga and Lauren and Jessica of Salida; and two cousins, Sharon Silva of Pennsylvania and Virginia Pagden of Delaware., A viewing will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel, 420 W. D St., in Lemoore. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Southern Baptist Church, 297 Washington St. in Coalinga. Interment with military honors will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Coalinga., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Avenal Animal Control Shelter, c/o Avenal City Hall, 919 Skyline Blvd., Avenal, CA 93204.



John "Earl" McKee

John 'Earl' McKee, born Feb. 3, 1923, passed peacefully in his sleep from his earthly home to his Heavenly home on Nov. 26, 2010., Earl was born in Apperson, Okla. His family moved to Mesa, Ariz., and eventually to Santa Paula in 1940. He served in the Navy during World War II. He retired from the Limoneira Company as a packinghouse supervisor after 43 years. It was there that he met the love of his life, Ruby Garner. They married in November of 1941 and had 67 wonderful years together. After retirement Earl and Ruby enjoyed traveling, visiting friends and family along the way. They especially enjoyed their trips to Las Vegas and Laughlin with friends. All who knew Earl will miss his quick wit and his organizational skills. He kept his family and caregivers laughing., Earl leaves behind his son, John (Lydia); eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Buna McKee, Ed and Betty Fitz-Patrick, Bud and Betty Garner, and Dan and Diane Garner. He was also a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby; daughter, Janie Huskey; brothers, George, Cecil, Floyd and Bill; and sisters, Edith, Hazel, Thelma and Nillie., The family would like to thank Earl's wonderful caregivers Diane Burboa, Erika Jacobo, and Elsie Gonzales. Special thanks to Emily whose visits and prayers brought him much peace. Thank you to Buena Vista Hospice for their kind and loving care., A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 12 noon on Friday, Dec. 3 at Chapel of the Angels, 600 E. Pleasant Street, Santa Paula, with Rev. Leonard Dewitt officiating. Visitation will be prior to ceremony from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery. Providing Military Honors will be the Mercer-Prieto VFW Post 2043 & Korean War Veterans Chapter 56. For map and directions to the ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook please visit, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., of Santa Paula; 229-7054.



John A. Wood

John A. Wood John A. Wood passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday November 30, 2010 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He was 73 years young. John was a resident of Lakeland, Louisiana, where he and his wife, Aline, moved after retiring from 21 years of dedicated service with Tejon Ranch Company. John graduated from LSU in 1960. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Aline B. Wood; their 3 children, Wendy and Randy Green, John T. and Marisa Wood, Paul and Gretchen Wood; 6 grandchildren; John, Casey, and Jamie Wood, April, Emily, and Andrew Green; step-grandchildren, Steven Michael and Lane Thomas. John had 2 sisters, Sydney Womack and Mary Wood; 2 brothers, Gerald and Michael Wood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney E. and Cecile D. Wood; mother and father-in-law, Louise G. and Harry (Cowboy) Blanchard. John was a lifelong member of the Bakersfield Downtown Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow award recipient for exceptional service. John was a quiet man of great integrity. It was an honor to know and love him. He will be deeply missed. Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lakeland, LA. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said by the Rev. Greg Daigle in the Church at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations may be made to your favorite charity.



John Donohue

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John Frederick "Jack" Smith

John "Jack" Frederick Smith 1933 - 2010 Jack Smith passed away on Monday, November 29, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA, after a short illness. Jack was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer and remained upbeat and positive throughout his illness. Jack was born January 10, 1933, to John Rodda and Maybelle Jacqueline (Rita) Smith (Marsh) in Berkeley, CA. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1951. Jack was an Electrician's apprentice prior to joining the Navy in 1955. He served four years as a Aircraft Electrician and was honorably discharge in December 1960. Jack returned to IBEW 595 in Alameda, CA, and completed his electricians apprenticeship. Jack was a strong union man and was a mentor to many people serving in the union. Many members praised Jack for his patience and positive encouragement throughout his career. Jack retired in 1995. While living in the bay area, Jack spent a great deal of spare time golfing and restoring a 1962 Italian type Velorossa Spyder. Jack and Cynthia started their lives together in 1976 by moving to Martinez, San Ramon and finally moved to Redding in 2000 to live close to children and their families. They were quick to become established in the Gold Hills community and developed many close and lasting friendships. Jack was a member of the Gold Hills Golf Club and was an enthusiastic golfer. When not golfing, Jack completed the Velorossa Spyder and started restoring a 1949 Ford Truck. Jack always found time to donate his electrical and mechanical skills to friends and neighbors. Jack was quite a good dancer and all the gals are going to miss being able to dance with him one last time. Friends and family are going to miss Jack's outgoing personality and the jokes he told more than once. Jack was preceded in death by his oldest son, Scott in 1999. Jack is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cynthia Smith; daughter, Stacey Shepherd (Alvin); son, Steve Smith (Maria); seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Jack will be held at The Gold Hills Country Club, 1950 Gold Hills Dr., Redding, CA, 19th Hole Grill, on Sunday, December 19th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Please sign the guestbook at



John G. Gilchrist

John G. Gilchrist, age 51 of Redding, previously of Ridgefield. December 2, 2010. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.



John L. Richter

Passed away November 16, 2010 at age 84. A native San Franciscan, he served as a machinist apprentice in Hunters Point., took him to the Philippines in the Army Air Corps until 1946. Foundry work in Oakland, then production in Chico. Returning to the Bay Area with his first family, he settled in Glen Ellen. Drapery contractor, then General Contractor until retirement. Married Elaine Holmes in 1974. Both lifelong Unitarians. Survived by wife Elaine; daughter Laurie of Grants Pass, OR. Celebration of Life will be on Sunday December 5th at 2:00 p.m., Rancho Grande Park Clubhouse, 5099 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Contributions to, are requested, 30 E 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.



John Robert MacFarland

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John Tarantino

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Jon Scott Struikman

Jon Scott Struikman was born in Artesia, California on October 10, 1963 and passed away in Hanford, California on November 23, 2010. He was 47 years old., Jon loved sports. He played Little League and Babe Ruth in Hanford. Jon also played varsity center on the Hanford High School Basketball team. After high school he went to Abilene, Texas Christian College. The first summer of 1984 Jon came home and was working for his father and had an accident which left him paralyzed., He was very active in community service such as working with the YMCA, serving on the Grand Jury, Christian Business Association as well as Crossroads Ministries. Jon was a strong Christian. He loved the Lord and is now with the Lord., Jon was preceded in death by his father, Pete., Jon is survived by his mother, Wilma; brothers, Louis Struikman and Peter Struikman and wife, Sandy; sisters, Doreen Verdegaal and husband, Jeff and Alyce Anderson and husband, Dick as well as many nieces and nephews., Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Kings Christian Fellowship, 1461 N. 10th Ave in Hanford, CA., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements entrusted to People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.



Jones, Earl

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Mr. Earl Jones Resident of Oakland Entered into eternal rest on Monday, 11/29/10 in Oakland, CA. Public Viewing will be held on Sunday, 12/5/10 ..... 



Jose (Pepe) Fierro

Jose (Pepe) Fierro, age 79, of Oxnard, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010., Jose was born June 1, 1932 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico and was a resident of Ventura County for 40 years. Jose worked locally in the lemon industry until he retired at age 62 and then continued working for Goodwill Thrift Stores for three more years. He touched all by his tender love and patience, and his service to the Alcoholics Anonymous community., He was preceded in death by his son, Eduardo (Lalo) Hernandez., He is survived by his wife, Nati; sons, Jose and wife Lolita, Oscar and wife Estela, Octavio and wife Norma, and Miguel; daughters, Lilia and husband Cuco, Rosario, Isela, and Flor; brother, Tacho; sisters, Maria and Margarita; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was a great athlete excelling in swimming, volleyball, and basketball, but his passion was always baseball. He was a professional pitcher in Mexico playing for the Dorados de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico for many years. The team was known for its impressive records of fans drawn to the games. Jose continued to be an avid fan of the game, with his favorite team being the Angels., His other contributions include opening up an Alcoholics Anonymous Latino Group Office in Oxnard. A year later he formed AA District #5, served MCD, and Historic Archives for historic AA events. He went beyond the AA local boundaries to be well-known in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley among Latino groups. He was also involved in AA events and served as Treasurer for his home group. His fellow AA members will remember him with love. He will be missed by all those he touched and influenced in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ventura, Moorpark, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley., The Lord manifested Himself through Jose's words, encouragement, motivation, joy, faith and peace that he gave to the AA Community and his family. He had a quiet spirit, yet a great impact on all those he touched., Tito Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Jose Fierro will begin with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street, Oxnard, Pastoral Lay Minister Christine Portillo officiating. Graveside service will follow at 12 noon on Monday, Dec. 6 at Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard. For map and directions to the ceremony locations and to sign the familys online guestbook please visit, Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned & Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., of Santa Paula, 229-7054.



Jose Guilhermino Teixiera

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Joseph Choate Jr.

Choate, Joseph May 21, 1941 - 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.



Joseph Gallo

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Joseph J. Moscoti Jr.

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Josephine L. Hattendorf

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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

On Sunday, Julia Huber, 75, and her husband were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.



June Marion Wolfe

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LINK, KURT H. Of Chula Vista 03/24/1928 ~ 11/27/2010 Service Mon.12/06 @ 2-6pm Serenity Chapel Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey 619 425-9111



Karen Ann Hayes

Karen Ann Hayes, 8-26-43 – 11-12-10, Mother, daughter, wife, neighbor, teacher, friend passed peacefully in her home the morning of No-vember 12. She died after a val-iant two and one half year baffle with a rare form of neck cancer. She virtually never complained of her illness. She is survived by her 96 year old mother, Gertrude, her husband of thirty-six years, Jim, children Karl (Cyn-thia), Andrew, Ryan, and Colin (Michelle) and grandchildren Josh, Sam, Nicole and Courtney. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, she taught for thirty-eight years, the last thirty-five in Portola Valley, mainly kindergar-ten children. She was blessed with many great friends, espe-cially her fellow teachers from PVSD. Her ancestors were part of the original Donner Party but split for the Oregon Trail. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be sent to Pescadero High School, Dept. of Athletics, 350 Butano Cutoff, 94060. She was a strong Viking booster. The cele-bration of her life will be held Dec 18 in Pescadero from 12 to 4 at the Native Sons Hall in downtown Pescadero. Everyone is welcome. She especially wanted to thank Dr. Nyugen and the entire oncology staff of RWC Kaiser as well as her nurses and other doctors for their wonderful care. They were with her every step of the way.



Kathirine Flesher

Kathirine Flesher was born on November 30,1937 and passed away on November 29, 2010 at Mercy Hospital. She was born in Berkely California, but grew up in Santa Rosa, CA. She worked as a over seas Operator for 14 years, she was also a Certified Nurses Aide for 10 years. She lived her life just the way she wanted, and was a true fighter until the end, but the last fight was the longest and hardest fight that she would ever face. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great friend to all that knew her and will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Roma Duncan. She is survived by her daughters Laurine Wilkes and her husband Leonard, her daughter Romy Flores and her husband Enrique Flores and her daughter Robin Furney. She also had 11 grandchildren, Allen, Amanda,Thomas, Tiffany, Kayla, Marina, Christian, Adrian, Sierra, Roma, Zachariah and Kalee and five great grandchildren Alycia, Marley, Maria, Maribel and Monica. To her grandchildren she was known as Grandma Kitty. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Morris Ballard who tried everything to save our mother, she really did trust you, so thank you for letting us keep her, when everyone else was ready to give up.



Kathleen Cook

KATHLEEN DELANEY COOK Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother peacefully passed away in her home, surrounded by her family, on November 30th, 2010, at age 97. Kathleen was preceded in death by her loving parents, Richard J. Delaney and Margaret Kennedy Delaney; brother, James T. Delaney of Pearl Harbor and sister, Margaret "Sis" Moser. She is survived by her brother, Dick Delaney, age 94, sister, Mary Johnson, age 92; children, Kitty Longden, Patrick Cook, Paul Cook and Rose Talarico, all of Riverside; grandchildren, John Longden of Idaho, Michelle Rainwater, Christopher Cook, Delaney Canale, Colleen Longden, Benjamin Cook and Brittany Talarico, all of Riverside and great-grandchildren, RJ, Max, Samantha, Sydney, Sindy, Jacey, Seth, Frankie and Aiden. Kathleen "Babe" Delaney was born March 4th, 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota where she resided for the first 33 years of life. Like so many of her time, she packed up and headed west to California where she spent the last 64 years in Riverside. Her greatest happiness was spending time with her family and tending to her gardens. Kathleen was proud to be a life member of the Jurupa Mountain Cultural Center where she worked as a volunteer for 30 years, a member of the Riverside Women\'s club, a member of the "Friends of the Mission Inn" where she volunteered along side of the late Patsy O\'Toole, founder of the "Friends", proud member of "Victoria Avenue Forever" organization and greatly admired the hundreds of Ragged Robin roses planted by volunteers. Thanks to Chapman Hospice for their kind and sensitive care. A service will be held on 12/07/2010, 11:00am at Acheson & Graham Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave. The burial will follow at Olivewood Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221



Kathleen Cornell Cunningham

Kathleen died of heart failure on Nov. 28 at her home surrounded by family and friends., She lived and died fearlessly. Her life was devoted to public service. She worked for Solano County Mental Health through its transition to Solano County Health and Social Services. She was a dedicated volunteer with Upper Solano County Rape Crisis Service and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Solano County. Kathleen was a proud Democrat and political progressive., Kathleen's passion for world cultures was expressed through her love of music, food, art and travel. Her passport contains stamps from 30 countries on five continents. She enjoyed high tea in London, shopping in the Casbash in Morrocco and riding elephants in India. When not traveling, Kathleen enjoyed her dogs, sewing, gardening and cooking., Her many nieces, nephews, granddaughters and young friends will miss their annual handmade pajamas. She hosted wonderful dinner parties and extended her love of cooking to catering with close friends. Kathleen was a self-described news junky, with preferences for NPR and the BBC, though her guilty pleasure was watching "The View.", Kathleen graduated from Cocoa High School and UC Davis. She also attended Brevard Jr. College and the University of Florida., She was born in Atlanta, lived on Cocoa Beach, Fla.; Bridgefield, Conn., and moved to Fairfield, Calif., in 1972., Her daughter, Barbara Rosencrans (David); granddaughters, Hailey and Abigail Rosecrans of Colorado; brother, James Cunningham and sister Susan Hogue, both of Georgia, and many beloved nieces and nephews, survive her, A funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church, 1405 Kentucky, Fairfield, CA. Burial will be held at Rockville Cemetery, Fairfield. All who knew Kathleen are welcome., Donations may be made in Kathleen's name to CASA of Solano County, 600 Union Ave., Suite 204, Fairfield, CA 94533., Arrangements are by Bryan Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, (707) 425-4697 or,



Kathryn Crispin

Kathryn "Kae" Marie Crispin, 56, loving mother, devoted wife, and wise friend, passed away peacefully the evening of Friday, November 26th, 2010 at her home in Thousand Oaks. A beacon of light to all who knew her, Kae leaves behind a legacy of tremendous Grace, Fortitude and unrelenting Hope., Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 6, 1954, Kae was raised along the sunny shores of San Diego. Along with her six brothers and sisters, Kae enjoyed an adventurous and memorable childhood. After earning a scholarship from Kearney Mesa High School, 1972, she quickly attained her nursing degree from Grossmont College and was soon employed in the ER at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. Once finding herself fairly overwhelmed with the pristine beauty of the Sierra Nevada's on a ski trip up north, Kae relocated to South Lake Tahoe in early 1978., As the hotel/casino nurse for Dell Webb's Sahara Tahoe Resort, she soon fell in love, married and began her family. Relocating finally to Thousand Oaks in 1987, Kae devoted her life here to raising her three wonderful daughters, working, most recently with Romano's Macaroni Grill and enjoying her most beloved past-time, painting. As a devout believer, Kae very much valued her time spent with the Thousand Oaks' Vineyard Community Church and in recent years, EV Free Church of the Conejo Valley (The Bridge.) As an incredibly humble and inspirational spirit, Kae's life, dignity, and faith stands as a warm reminder of God's gracious and enduring love for us all., Kae was preceded in death by her biological mother, Jackie (Harding) Vought, and her brother, Samuel Vought., She is survived by her husband, Keith Crispin; daughters, Kelly Lauren Crispin-Paulson, Kasey Lee Crispin, and Kimberly Lynnae Crispin; father, Jack Vought; mother, Shirlee Vought; brothers; Timothy Vought, Michael Vought, and Robert Vought; and her beloved sisters, Dawn Taylor and Anne Buckley., A celebration of Kae's life will take place at Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks, Sunday, December 12th at 1:30pm., In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kae's honor to The Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.



Kenneth Doane Courtney

Courtney, Kenneth Doane October 21, 1926 - November 15, 2010 Ken Courtney passed away in Snowflake, AZ on November 15, 2010 of complications of cancer and COPD. He was born in Corvallis, OR and was a university professor at Cal State, LA for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his son and daughter-in-law Paul and Carrie (Lebanon, NH), his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Gail (Seal Beach, CA) and daughter and son-in-law Heather and Ryan Leaver (Tarzana, CA). No services will be held. Donations can be sent to Unity Church of Grants Pass, PBM 361, 233 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527.



Kenneth Reed

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Kenneth Reed was born on Aug. 24, 1926, to Oather and Anne Reed in Tupelo, Okla., and passed away Nov. 30, 2010, in Richvale, Calif.


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Kip Dali (In Memoriam)

KIP DALI FEB 4, 1954 - JAN 30, 2007 Kip Dali, 53, son of Mario and Betty Dali passed away January 30, 2007. The Clock of Life The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, Love, Toil at Will. Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still. * * * * * * * Kip, God had a plan for your clock to stop that beautiful morning doing what you loved best, fishing with your father. We miss you so much dear son. A day or time never goes by that we don't think of you. Your grandchildren look at your picture and say Papa Kip is in heaven with God.Rest well dear son. Mom, Dad & Family




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In Loving Memory Tod Laub Happy Birthday to my beloved husband. Even though another year has passed, you are still dear to my heart. ..... 




Born on December 8, 1922 in San Diego, Texas, to Anna Helen Luptak and Thomas Dewey Cummings. His father was a "Cowboy" on a working cattle ranch and his mother was the daughter of a Czechoslovakian immigrant steel-mill foreman. After the Great Depression the young and rustic couple moved to California with Lloyd and his younger brother Don. Growing up, Lloyd was a frequent patron of school and public libraries where he cultivated his lifelong love of reading and learning. He participated in sports as well as the debate team in High School. After earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering he was inducted into the Army Air Corps in 1943. He was elevated to the rank of corporal while still in basic training and shortly thereafter to Sergeant and served in the African and European campaigns of




CHOATE, LON Lon Choate died Sunday, November 21, 2010, after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for many years, of renal failure. The longtime San Diego resident worked for the City of San Diego after a stint in the Marine Corp as a rifle instructor. He is survived by a son Greg, daughter Leslie, ex-wife Faye, and five grandchildren Aaron, Noah, Sarah, Sierra, and Jordan.




LORENZO FUENTES SR., 73, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away on December 1, 2010. Services are pending. 




LOPEZ-ALVAREZ, LUIS of Imperial Beach, CA May 23, 1943 - Dec. 2, 2010 California Cremation & Burial Chapel 619-229-2747



Laurence A. Eggering

Laurence A. Eggering, 57, of Vallejo died on Saturday, Nov. 20. He was born on Sept. 25, 1953., A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. at American Canyon Baptist Church, 2 Andrew Road, American Canyon., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,,



Lavonne McLellan Bullis (Featured)

Lavonne McLellan Bullis, 85, died, along with her son and grandson, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. She was a retired nurse. 



Lawrence Bowlsby

Lawrence Bowlsby, 79, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Lawrence G. Body

Body, Lawrence G. November 15, 1925 - November 25, 2010 Lawrence Gilbert Body, born November 15, 1925 in Fall River, Massachusetts, passed away November 25, 2010 at the age of 85 due to complications from Leukemia. He was a loving husband, much-loved father and caring friend to many others. Larry served as an officer of the US Navy for 22 years, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander after deploying first as a surface warfare officer and later as a naval aviator. Following his retirement from the Navy, Larry, who held Bachelors degrees from both MIT and the US Naval Post Graduate School, joined the aerospace industry. He worked for more than 30 years on numerous programs, including the Space Shuttle and the B-2 bomber. He is survived by his wife of 62 years and the love of his life, Virginia Nielsen Body; his son, Lawrence Blair Body; a daughter Barbara Jean Nash and her husband William Nash; two grandchildren Kristen and Joshua; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 4th at 2:00 PM at the Fairhaven Chapel, Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, at 1702 Fairhaven Avenue in Santa Ana. The internment will occur Monday, December 6th at 9:45 AM at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California with full military honors. The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the American Red Cross in his name so that others may receive the gift of life, and to honor this wonderful husband, father and friend.



Leland Paul Hammerschmitt

Hammerschmitt, Leland Paul November 4, 1952 - November 27, 2010 Longtime Ojai resident, Leland Hammerschmitt, died unexpectedly at home in Ojai of natural causes on November 27, 2010. Leland was born on November 4, 1952 in Los Angeles. He graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1970 and from UCLA College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Arts major in Motion Picture and Television in 1975. Leland went on to receive a Master of Arts from Loyola Marymount University in 1981. Leland moved to Ojai approximately 20 years ago and was an active member of the local Rotary Club and other community organizations. He was also a frequent letter writer to the Ojai Valley News and the Los Angeles Times. Leland's career included producing concerts in the 1980s for groups including Three Dog Night and the Kinks, and artists such as Dolly Parton. He went on to produce videos and documentaries including "Running on the Sun," which chronicles the 1999 Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley and won a Libbey award for Best Theme of the Festival at the first Ojai Film Festival in 2000. Leland is survived by his sister, Charlene Rasmussen, and brothers Charlie Hammerschmitt and L. Mark Hammerschmitt, and nephew Eric Mark Hammerschmitt and niece Kimberly Angele Serafini. Leland was preceded in death by his parents, Leo C. Hammerschmitt and Yvonne Hammerschmitt of Ojai. Services will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church located at 185 St. Thomas Drive, Ojai, CA 93023. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Rotary Club of Ojai Foundation, P.O. Box 511, Ojai, CA 93024.




BOYDSTON, Leola (89), of Santa Monica, passed away November 24, 2010 after a long illness. Born in Hughes City, SD, she permanently moved to Santa Monica in 1944. She was a long time member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Santa Monica and was ABW Woman of the Year in 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee N. Boydston of 40 years December 2, 1986 and her son Lynn Boydston on April 10th of this year. She is survived by her son, Lawrence of Santa Monica. Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Saturday, December 4th, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1015 California Ave. Gates, Kingsley Gates Moeller Murphy, Santa Monica, (310) 395-9988



Leon Burrows

Leon Burrows A resident of Oakley/ Bethel Island, CA July 16, 1936 to Nov. 15. 2010 After a noble battle with cancer, Leon passed away peacefully. He is survived by his wife Pam, a daughter, 2 step-sons, 7 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Memorial will be on Dec. 11th @ 2:00pm at Bethel Island Golf Course, 3303 Gateway, B.I.



Lia Xiong-Yang

Lia Xiong-Yang 90, of Marysville, CA, passed away November 29, 2010. Funeral services start Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Lipp and Sullivan Chapel in Marysville and conclude Monday, December 6, 2010. Burial will be at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland, CA.



Lois Ann Carney (In Memoriam)

Carney, Lois Ann September 4, 1932 - December 5, 2009 Unwilling to accept the finality of her passing, we resisted going forward with the obituary for Aunt Lois. Please honor her with us on the one year anniversary of our most profound loss. Our world has lost one of its most shining lights with the passing of Lois Carney. She left us peacefully Dec 5, 2009 in her Manhattan Beach home with family and close friends by her side. Lois was born and spent her very early years in Highland Park, CA until the family moved to San Pedro, where she completed her elementary school, San Pedro High and Harbor Community College. During this time she also participated in synchronized swimming shows and graduated from UCLA with an elementary education credential. Her teaching years were with LAUSD in several area schools where she used her many talents with children who has special needs. While at McBride School for the handicapped, she conceived of and participated in the implementation of a team teaching approach for her kindergarten-first grade students. This program eventually included the integration of some instruction with the adjoining elementary school. After 32 years with the district, Lois received a Merit Award for her years of service. She retired in 1988 from Westwood Elementary as a Resource Specialist. After her retirement, she furthered her lifelong love of animals with the breeding and showing of Tonkinese cats. Here, as in everything she did, she participated with infinite energy and was known throughout the Cat Fancy not only for her championship cats, but for her kindness, helpfulness and obvious passion for this hobby and life in general. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Terence Carney, brother Thomas Carney and life partner Lillian Cutler. She is survived by her nephews Craig Carney & wife Becky, Clark Carney & wife Robin, niece Kathy Carney Neal and numerous grand nieces and nephews. Lois will be lovingly remembered by her closest friends, Maryanne Harner, Mary Ellen Hodge, Marilyn Winters and Error Jacobs, all of whom she considered not only her best friends but also her family. Lois is greatly missed but her legacy of compassion and love will be with us always.



Lomer Merle Detwiler

Lomer Merle Detwiler 87, of Wheatland, CA, passed away November 29, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Wheatland Cemetery. Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors are handling the arrangements.



Long, Hazel J.

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Hazel J. Long, 87, of Lodi, passed away December 1, 2010. She is survived by her son, Michael Long, daughter-in-law Dianna Long, grandchildren Michael David ..... 



Lora Holt

Lora "Chris" Holt 82, long time resident of Alameda, passed away in Modesto, CA on November 5, 2010 following a brief illness. Lora "Chris" Holt was born in Tucson, AZ on May 26, 1928 where she lived until she was a young adult. She then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived in Oakland and Alameda for over 50 years. She was a homemaker and also worked as a legal and accounting secretary. After her retirement, she and her son Douglas moved to La Grange, where they lived for 11 years. Lora is survived by her children: Karen and (Dennis) Donnell of Waterford, CA; Darrell and (Chris) Holt of Alameda, CA; and son, Douglas Holt of La Grange, CA; Lora was a proud Grandmother to Zachary, Monique, Margaret, Dylan and Jeremy. Survived by brother: Oscar and (Nancy) Barnett of Tucson, AZ. She leaves behind many family members and a host of good friend. She will be missed by all.



Lorraine (Aka *rock Rock*) Reilich

REILICH, Lorraine Tortessi ( aka *Rock Rock*) September 4, 1947 - November 20, 2010 Although she was *too cute to die*, sadly, Lorraine Tortessi Reilich did pass away from lung cancer, with her step-daughter Eileen holding her hand, on November 20, 2010. She was *way too young to go* at 63 years and 2 months. Born in Pueblo, CO to Sam and Vivian Tortessi Lorraine came to California and succeeded at being an independent woman; achieving a Bachelor's of Arts degree and a satisfying career starting at West Valley Engineering, then working at NBI supporting the nation's first word processor, and prior to her retirement she was an Administrative Assistant in a Real Estate Investment and Property Management Firm for Ms. Sharon Call. She finally found the love of her life in Harry Daniel Reilich, whom she married in 1978. They were married for 32 happy years enjoying a long and loving life together; a true love story. They loved flying their plane to Clark Fork, Idaho where they had a second home and spent part of each year. Having no birth children, Lorraine considered, appreciated and loved her step-children Eileen and Kenneth as her own. In her work, she managed everybody and everything with an iron hand and a dedicated eye to detail. Her co-workers said that she was beloved by all. Interested in the arts and possessing a keen mind Lorraine enjoyed theatre, museums, and excelled at mentalist games. Being learned, she was an extremely interesting conversationalist. Her sense of humor and intelligent dry wit continuously entertained and amused those around her. Lorraine was a realist, down to earth, honest and she liked to get to the point. Her friends describe her as an inspirational hero; one of the strongest, gentle, most kind people they have known. Wickedly intelligent, vibrantly beautiful, passionate about life, classily stylish, full of joie d vivre, kind, gentle, loyal and encouraging to her many friends, she will be sorely missed by all of us who loved her. Predeceased in death by her husband Harry by three weeks, and brother Don Tortessi of Pueblo, CO; Lorraine is survived by her step-children Eileen Reilich, her husband Peter Lesser of Olympia, Washington and Ken Reilich and his wife, Simms Reilich of San Diego, California; and by cousins Bill and Marilyn McDonald of Marietta, GA. Lorraine's remains will be reunited with her beloved husband Harry when they are inurned together at Fort Rosecrans National Military Cemetery Jan 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. on Point Loma in San Diego, CA. Gifts in Lorraine's name are greatly appreciated and may be made to Sutter VNA Hospice at or 1-800-541-5045.



Louis Steven Berini

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Lyle Rea Zimmerman

Lyle Rea Zimmerman of Vacaville passed away at his home in Vacaville on Nov. 22 after a long illness. He was born in Emmett, Idaho on Jan. 25, 1932., Lyle served in the the United States Marine Corp in the 3rd Marine Division during the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. He was a lifetime Contractor retiring in 1991. He also worked as a lead custodian for Valley Church until he retired in 2006., Lyle was a very loving and kind man. He loved woodworking, baking, fishing, family, friends and Jesus! He was a member of Valley Church Vacaville and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars., Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Yona Zimmerman; brother, Forest Zimmerman; daughters, Sharon Persek, Shelley Zimmerman Moore (Robert); son, Mark Lyle Zimmerman (Jana); 6 grandchildren, Magen Persek Boykin (Brad), Dustin Persek (Whitney), Lucas Zimmerman (Vanessa), Carley Zimmerman Anderson (Peter), Alyssa and R. J. Moore; 5 great-grandchildren, McKenna and Alexa Boykin, McEwen Jones, Anna and Adalynne Zimmerman. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl Zimmerman and Beulah Wagner and son-in-law, Donald Persek., A Commitment with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon. A memorial service with Dr. Raleigh Galgan officiating will follow at 2 p.m. at Valley Church, 5063 Maple Road. Contributions can be made to NorthBay Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,, , Share your loved one's story with a Memorial Website.




March 8, 1932 - Dec. 1, 2010 Maria das Neves Azevedo Sousa, passed peacefully from this life into eternal rest on Wed., Dec. 2, 2010 at her daughter's home in Merced. She was 78. Maria was born March 8, 1932 in Manadas Sao Jorge, Azores, Portugal to Joaquin and Serafina Azevedo. She immigrated with her family to Dos Palos in 1967. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Dos Palos. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and spending time with her family. She was the most happiest, however, with knitting needles in her hands. She absolutely loved to knit. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Jose in 1997, two brothers and two sons, Manuel and John. She is survived by son, Joe (Inez) Sousa of Dos Palos, CA, daughter, Lucy Sousa of Merced, CA, daughter, Mary Lou (Jorge) Santos of Laton, CA, daughter, Cidalia (John) Santos of Hanford, CA, son, Armando (Melissa) Sousa of Acampo, CA, daughter, Mary (Ken) Elliott of Merced, CA, daughter, Trinda (Joao) Azevedo of Hanford, CA, son, Fred (Manuela) Sousa of Dos Palos, CA, daughter, Carmen (Joseph) Leonardo of Los Banos, CA, daughter in law, Carmen Sousa, of Dos Palos, CA, daughter in law, Idalina Sousa of Idaho, brother, Jose (Maria) Fraga of Dos Palos, CA, 22 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and other relatives and many friends.Visitation will be held at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 9th from 5-7 PM followed with the Holy Rosary at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 10th at 11am at Sacred Heart Church of Dos Palos. Burial will follow in the Dos Palos District Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Whitehurst Funeral Chapel Dos Palos.




HERBERICH, MARIA DE REFUGIO CARRILLO Maria de Refugio Carrillo Herberich, known as Marie, daughter of the late Jesus and Andrea Carrillo, passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of November 28th, surrounded by loving family members. Marie was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, May 1, 1916. In 1918, she immigrated with her family to Kansas and eventually settled in Milwaukee, WI, where she met and married Charles Skeffington McCormack, an engineer with Allis Chalmers, Co. They had five children: Maureen, Elena, Virginia, Michael and Rosaleen. The family relocated to Chula Vista, CA in 1957 when Charles recived an engineering position with General Atomic where he worked until his untimely death in 1960. In 1970 Marie married Martin Herberich and they enjoyed a 22 year marriage before his death in 1993. She is survived by her beloved brother and sister-in-law Cruz and Margaret Carrrillo, her children and grandchildren: Maureen, grandson Bret, Elena, Virginia, husband Peter, grandchildren Brendan and Grace, Michael, wife Marleen, grandchildren Ben, Ryan and Katie, and Rosaleen. Marie was preceded in death by her first grandchild, Monika, daughter of Maureen in 2002. She will be dearly missed by her family. We wish to extend our gratitude to her caretaker, friend and companion, Guadalupe Franco, as well as to the Hospice. Rosary and viewing will be held on December 5th, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Chapel of the Roses at Glen Abbey Mortuary on Bonita Rd. A memorial mass will be had on December 6th, Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church on 3rd avenue and H street.




Mario C. Bongio Mario was released from the struggles of advanced Alzheimers disease when he passed away November 30, 2010. Mario leaves behind a loving family and many friends. He is survived by his sons Carlo and Al and his daughter Maria and his grandson Anton as well as many relatives who live in Italy. Mario immigrated from italy in 1956 with his immediate family. His life was all about his family and the love he could provide for his family. Mario worked 33 years for the Marin Municipal Water District and enjoyed it very much. There will be a rosary at 7:30 PM, Wednesday the 8th of December at Keaton's Mortuary San Rafael. A mass will be said Thursday, December 9th at Saint Raphael Parish, San Rafael, at 10:30 AM. After the mass, Mario will be buried at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery., Mario C. Bongio Mario was released from the struggles of advanced Alzheimers disease when he passed away November 30, 2010. Mario leaves behind a loving family and many friends. He is survived by his sons Carlo and Al and his daughter Maria and his grandson Anton as well as many relatives who live in Italy. Mario immigrated from italy in 1956 with his immediate family. His life was all about his family and the love he could provide for his family. Mario worked 33 years for the Marin Municipal Water District and enjoyed it very much. There will be a rosary at 7:30 PM, Wednesday the 8th of December at Keaton's Mortuary San Rafael. A mass will be said Thursday, December 9th at Saint Raphael Parish, San Rafael, at 10:30 AM. After the mass, Mario will be buried at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.




Marjorie E. Conover Long time Marin County resident, 88. She moved to Marin after World War II with her husband Luther (Bill) Conover and started a furniture business noted to this day for its innovative modern design. That evolved into the famous Trade Fair gift store aboard the ferryboat Berkeley in Sausalito. After the Berkeley was sold to the San Diego Maritime Museum, Marge founded MARC, now known as Life House, and started a series of homes for developmentally disabled adults. She also was a self-employed bookkeeper, working for many local businesses and developing the budget for the Marin County Health and Human Services. She recently retired to The Redwoods in Mill Valley. Marge grew up in the Chicago area, attended Connecticut College, and graduated from, . She enjoyed ballet, jazz, and modern art. Marge is survived by her daughter, Gail, son Luke, daughter-in-law, Muffie, and granddaughters, Abby and Cameo Conover. At her request, no memorial service was held. She would like memorial contributions to go to Life House, Integrated Community Services, or the Institute of Abundant Living.




RAMSEY, MARY FLORES San Diego 01/03/1923 - 11/28/2010 Saturday 12/4 at 2 p.m. Greenwood Memorial Park 619-264-3131 




RAMSEY, MARY FLORES Mary Flores Ramsey was born in San Diego on January 3, 1923 and passed away unexpectantly during the Thanksgiving holiday in Las Vegas on November 28, 2010, at the age of 87. Mary is survived by her husband Richard W. Ramsey; daughters Sylvia Blanco Grundy, son-in-law Thomas Grundy and Gloria Blanco Moore; sons Rick and Jacquie Ramsey, Bob and Tracey Ramsey; brothers Ralph Flores, Ramiro Flores, Emilo Flores; sisters Vera Ybarra, Carolyn Hinzo and Rutila Grand; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mary was laid to rest at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary on December 4, 2010.




KUCHA MICHAEL JOHN June 2, 1941 - November 26, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael John Kucha. The family invites everyone to attend the memorial service at The Village Community Presbyterian Church in Ranch Santa Fe on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.




MRS. NANCY JANE CLONTZ , 57, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 2, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 



Marcia Weber

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Marco Antonio Prado

A Catholic Prayer Service for Marco Antonio Prado, 45, of Vacaville will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road in Vacaville. Father Ruel Mesa will officiate. Mr. Prado passed away on Nov. 22. He was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 15, 1965. Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory, 446-3233,,



Margaret Bernard Begin

Margaret Bernard Begin, age 79, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 27, 2010 at St. Johns Hospital, Oxnard with her children at her side., She is survived by her five children, Sandy Forgey of La Canada, Calif., Scott Begin of Bakersfield, Calif., Captain Robert Begin of Key West, Fla., Sue Hann of Dana Point, Calif., and Cindy Cnop of Altadena, Calif. She is also survived by nine grandchildren., Margaret was born Aug. 25, 1931 in Detroit, Mich., to Antonia Bernard and Linton E. Whaley. She spent most of her childhood in the San Gabriel Valley, primarily in Alhambra and Monrovia. She lived for a short while, during WWII, in Santa Barbara. She graduated from Alhambra High School and went on to obtain her Associate Arts Degree from Pasadena City College as well as a Business Degree from Santa Barbara Business College., Margaret was married to Leon (Lee) Francis Begin, Jr. for 31 years until his death in 1983. They raised their family in Pasadena, Calif. She was a dedicated homemaker who managed the household while Lee worked at the Northrop Corporation as an aircraft designer. Margaret never remarried and remained lovingly devoted to Lee until her death. Margaret has been a resident of Port Hueneme for the past 30 years., She loved the people that lived near her in the beach community of Surfside. She enjoyed walking her cocker spaniel, Bailey, and conversing with her kind neighbors. As a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend Margaret had a generous heart and truly cared for each individual she met. She was a creative seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her grandchildren. She always had a passion for gardening and turned the balconies of her oceanfront home into a flowering paradise. Margaret will be forever in our hearts and her memory will remind us to always do our best, live each day to its fullest and to treat everyone with respect. She will be deeply missed., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The , Southern California Chapter, 800 West Sixth Street, Suite 1250, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2721, 1-800-954-2873, or Hueneme Beautiful Inc., P.O. Box 304, Port Hueneme, CA 93044-0304, 805-986-9271., A celebration of Margarets life will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at the Hueneme Beach Pier. A reception at the Surfside IV Community Center will follow. Channel Islands, Cremations, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, Ventura, is assisting the family with the arrangements.



Margaret E. Wallman

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Maria (Leal) Costa

Maria Leal Costa, passed away on November 27, 2010 in her home surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 88 years old., She was born on July 8, 1922 in Terceira, Azores, to Jose and Maria Leal. Maria met and married the loved of her life Joe N. Costa at the age of 16 years old, they were married for 70 years until his passing in January of 2010., They started their family and had two sons and four daughters., Maria is survived by her sons, Frank Costa of Massachusetts and Joe Costa and his wife Cecilia from Rhode Island. Daughters, Maria Leal and husband Ilidio of Madera, Albertina Brasil from Hanford, Natalia Cotta and husband Joe from Hanford and Margarida Silveira and husband Tony from Hanford. Her brother, Alberto Leal and wife Bibiana of San Juan Capristano and a sister, Recardina Leal and her husband Jose of Hilmar. She also leaves behind her 20 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter., Maria is preceded in death by her brother and one sister., Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 4-6 with the Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford. Burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Hanford.



Maria Bille Miller Cajipe

Maria Bille Miller Cajipe, 74, of Suisun, died on Sunday, Nov. 21. Maria was born on Dec. 20, 1935., A visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. both at Fairfield Funeral Home., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041,,



Marie Dokulil

Marie Dokulil, 92, a resident of Atascadero for 34 years, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at her home. Marie was born in Fond du Lac, Wis. in 1918 and in 1944, married Clarence "Duke" Dokulil. After living in Kennewick, Wash., and Reseda, Calif., Marie and Duke retired to Atascadero, where they were both very involved with St. Williams Church. Marie loved her home and spent her final years in her garden raising asparagus, watching the squirrels and listening to the birds. Marie is survived by sons John of Goleta, and Mark (Susan) of Paso Robles. Duke, a Pearl Harbor veteran, passed away in 2002. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Chapel of the Roses, 3450 El Camino Real in Atascadero, followed by a Mass at 1 p.m. at St. Williams Church, 6410 Santa Lucia in Atascadero. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Marie''s name to St. Williams Church. Chapel of the Roses 466-1161 Atascadero



Marie Pinney

Marie Elizabeth (Biaggi) Pinney, 91, of Windsor, formerly of San Jose and Saratoga CA passed away November 17, 2010 after a short illness. Marie sometimes known as Betty was an elementary school teacher retired from the San Bruno School District. She loved her family, students, ballroom dancing, and traveling the world. Marie was predeceased by her loving husband, dance and travel partner, Niles. She is survived by her two sons Patrick and Niles III; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. At Marie's request a small family memorial will be held at a future date. Please remember Marie for the kindness and joy she brought into the world.



Marie Poggio

Marie Helen Poggio Sept. 1, 1914 - Dec. 1, 2010 Passed away on December 1, 2010 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Charles; her parents, Eugenio and Carmella Embres; and her sister, Aida Petri. Marie is survived by her devoted sons, Gene (Pat Nowowieski) Poggio and Andy (Mamie) Poggio. She leaves behind cherished grandchildren, Maria and Tony Poggio and adored niece and nephews, Kathy Lynch, Ed Shaw, and Bill Petri. Her passion in life was her family and friends, and she will be dearly missed by all. Marie graduated from Commerce High School in San Francisco (class of 1930); was very active with the Italian Catholic Federation; loved to square dance, cook, garden, paint, and travel. Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, December 5 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. A Rosary will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 1 Elmwood Drive, Daly City. The Funeral Mass will follow the Rosary at 11 a.m. also at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 1710 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010 in memory of Marie Poggio.



Marijan Grgas

Our loving husband and father Marijan Grgas passed away peacefully at home in Rancho Palos Verdes after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 2, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Dane (Brankica) and Marijan (Karen); grandsons, Anton, Dusan and Vlade; brother, Steve (Ljubica); sister and brothers-in-law, Josephine King (Mike), Maria Antolos (late Jerko), Anka Rossini (late Frane); and numerous other close relatives. Marijan was born on July 22, 1930 in Zablace, Croatia to loving parents, Dusan and Anna Grgas. He immigrated to San Pedro in 1956. He was a proud member of the ILWU, first as a longshoreman with Local 13 and later as a shipping clerk with Local 63. Visitation will be on Monday, December 6 from 4-8 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. A funeral Mass in his honor will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Holy Trinity Church, followed by entombment services at Green Hills Memorial Park. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the



Marillyn Carroll

MARILLYN JEAN CARROLL Went home to be with our Lord on November 30, 2010 at the age of 77 years. Born December 18, 1932 in San Diego, CA. She has lived in Riverside for 55 years. She worked for the Riverside County Tax Accessor\'s office where she retired from in Oct. 1994. Beloved mother to daughters, Arleta Wikert of Seattle, Sharon Mendez of Spokane, Vanessa and Robyn Carroll, both of Riverside. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Stacey and sons, Gregory Jr. and Terence Carroll. Dear sister to Carolyn Henderson, Leroy Soper, Lola Hurley and Valerie Pierce. Devoted grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Her ashes will be laid to rest in March 2011 at the Nuevo Cemetery in Ramona, California.



Marilyn Bernice (Wilburn) Parker

was born February 6, 1931 in Long Ridge, California to Churchman and Lulu Willburn at the family homestead/ranch in Trinity County. She died November 30, 2010 at Granada Care Home in Eureka at the age 79. Marilyn attended elementary school in Alderpoint and graduated from Fortuna High School in 1950. She married Kenneth H. Parker on June 11, 1950 in Reno, Nevada and they were together for 35 years when Kenneth passed away on April 15, 1985. Marilyn had many hobbies including painting, beading, bowling, golf, singing, puzzles and crossword puzzles. She always enjoyed going to her grandchildren's sporting events. Marilyn is survived by her children, Sherrel (Parker) and Ivan Krader of Eugene, OR, Michael and Rose Parker of Covelo, Corby (Parker) and Ronald Olsen of Garberville; grandchildren, Jonathan Parker, Crystal Parker, Andrew Olsen, Aaron Parker and Cara Olsen; great-grandchildren, Jasmin Parker-Whipple, Arianna Parker, Jonathan Littlehawk Parker, Donna Eaglefeather Parker, Barrett and Kaden Leachau. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Churchman and Lulu Willburn; her husband Kenneth Parker; 11 older sibling, Esther Betts, Carolyn Reyes, Georgia Willburn, Hazel White, Florence Stevens, Merle Minnehan, Warren (Bud) Willburn, Perry Willburn, Gladys Parker, Calvin Willburn and Helen Willburn. A special thanks to the nurse's and all the staff at Granada Care Home, Dr. Wakil, Dr. Majer & Dr. Frugoni. At the request of Marilyn there will be no funeral or memorial service. Contributions can be made in honor of Marilyn to Hospice of Humboldt Arrangements are under the care of Sanders Funeral Home, Eureka. Please sign the guest book at



Marilyn Olson

Marilyn Jean Olson Late of San Bruno and San Mateo County resident for her entire life Entered into rest in San Mateo on December 1, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Elfred "Al" Olson. Loving mother of Craig Olson (his wife Darlene); Lori Nesbit (her husband Rich); Lynn Olson & Brad Olson. Dear sister of Carol Dillon. Cherished by her grandchildren Brenton, Dana, Jenessa, Brittany, Scott. A native of San Francisco, CA age 84 years. A past member of the Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary, Saint Robert's Grown-Up's Club. The funeral will leave the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, El Camino Real at 194 Millwood Drive in Millbrae on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM for Saint Robert's Catholic Church in San Bruno where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM. Committal will follow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma. Family and friends may visit on Sunday after 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS with a Vigil Service beginning at 3:00 PM. Her family prefers donations to Samaritan House in San Mateo, www.samaritan Chapel of the Highlands Millbrae, CA (650) 588-5116



Mario Michael Ghilotti

Mario Michael Ghilotti December 4th, 1922 November 20th, 2010 A lifetime Catholic Christian and Marin resident, Mario accidentally fell down a flight of stairs hustling to the office last Saturday morning. Rushed to Marin General, he never came to and died from severe head trauma. Even though he was approaching his nineties (his 88th birthday was Saturday, Dec. 4th), his zest for life and indomitable spirit and energy will be missed by many, many people., He is survived by his wife and life-partner of 50 years, Eva and his two adoring sons, Michael and Dante. He dearly loved his Daughters-in-law, Lisa (Michael) and Mouna (Dante), and their entire families. Rare was a holiday or special event that didn't include all of the branches of the family. He is also survived by eight grandchildren who adored his child-like love of life and incredible humor - Mario, Gino, Angelina, Giovanni, Ava, Grace, Reagan and Roya. He rarely missed one of their Horse Shows, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer games. He was extremely proud of each and every one of them., He is also survived by his sister, Nancy, nephews, Gary, Glen and Richard and nieces Diane and Linda., He is now reunited with his "little angel" Angela, his parents, James and Amelia and his brothers William, Dino, Babe., Mario was an original in the construction industry in California. He truly was an Icon, whose integrity and determination was known in the industry beyond state lines. He helped establish, lead and steer Ghilotti Bros., Inc for 60 years, 40 years as co-pilot with his beloved brother Dino, building it into one of the largest and longest licensed construction companies in the state. Over his career, he held every position in the company, from loading cement bags as a teenager, to President of the company. The heartfelt responsibility that he felt he owed to his pre-deceased Parents and Brothers to "keep it going" was like a powerful force of nature., Mario was never going to retire; he was so passionate about the construction business and Ghilotti Bros., Inc. As such he still came in every day for work and loved working on bid proposals and strategies to do the work cheaper, better and faster than anyone. On Saturdays you could find Mario and Frank Palagi, trusted employee of 56 years, at San Rafael Joe's after they had left the office, a ritual he maintained for over 40 years., The company flourished with Mario and Dino as it grew to over 500 employees during the peak years and to four office locations. Such notable projects completed by the firm are Fourth St. Streetscape in San Rafael, Miracle Mile, San Pedro Rd and the site work for the Marin Civic Center, The Village & Vintage Oaks Shopping Centers. Recent notable projects include S.F. International Airport Runway widening, building the Crissy Field Park and Wetlands and the recent completion of the $100 million Highway 101 widening through central San Rafael. Mario was especially satisfied to see the 101 project completed this year, as he considered it the "crown jewel" of his long career., Mario was born the forth of six children from his Italian immigrant parents James and Amelia Ghilotti on December 4, 1922. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1943, lettering in Football. He then enlisted in the Navy for the duration of World War II. Mario was extremely proud of the fact that the James Ghilotti house on Fourth Street displayed a banner showing that all four living brothers had enlisted in the military., He became a rear turret machine gunner on a TBF-Avenger, which was a torpedo dive-bomber. He flew numerous missions off of his jeep carrier, the Nehenta Bay. He saw action in the invasion and support of the Marinanas including the Saipan invasion while with Admiral Hulsey's third fleet. He also survived the Pacific war's deadliest typhoon that resulted in the sinking of several ships and severely damaged his carrier., Mario had a lifelong love of the United States of America, the Military and especially our Veterans. He led the effort for many of the war memorials in Marin County, usually as a major financial donor and builder of the projects, most notably the beautiful Lone Sailor memorial overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge from Sausalito and most of the memorials in front of the Marin Veteran's Auditorium. Just this last year, when he heard that the Marin Jr. ROTC at Novato High School was going to be canceled because of budget cuts, he found out the shortfall for the year and donated the difference saving the Program., After his Navy service, he first attended College of Marin. When he tried out for football there were 150 players and he started out sixth string. By the time they played their first game he was starting on the line and eventually made the all Northern California team. He always said that no matter what the odds, you had to keep showing up and working as hard as you can and good things will happen. He ended being amongst the first round of inductees to the College of Marin Athletic Hall of Fame., He went on to play college football for The University of San Francisco. Even though he was only 5' 9" and weighed 170 pounds, he played amongst some of the greatest football players ever at the linemen position. Their roster included the most eventual NFL Hall-of-Famers and All-pro's to come from one college football team. Unfortunately, he had to leave the team in 1950 because of the failing health of his father and he needed to help the brothers run the company, which they ended up buying shortly before his death. The next year the 1951 Dons went undefeated, untied and uninvited (to a bowl game) and have been called by Sports Illustrated, "The best team you never heard of." Even after starting his construction career, he still found time to play Semi-Pro for many years with the Petaluma Leghorns, often playing in front of 5,000 fans at home games., Mario met the love of his life and partner Eva in 1957 and married her in 1961. They purchased property in Nicasio, which became the famed Mar-Ghi Arabian Horse Ranch, managed by Eva. Here is where Mario began his lifelong bond with riding his prized Arabians. They competed in Horse shows throughout the southwest, eventually having two horses make the World's Top Ten Rankings. An outbreak of rabies decimated the stables and Mario and Eva survived after six months of treatment. Mario and Eva also raised three devoted children on the ranch, Michael, Angela and Dante., In 1954, Mario talked his brothers into buying a concrete plant in Cloverdale and moving it to San Rafael and naming it Shamrock. Years later, their competitors in the construction business realized fully that no Irishmen owned Shamrock but rather those Italian boys at Ghilotti Bros., causing great disruption to the business. Mario and Dino ended up selling their stock to their brother Babe and two other men they admired greatly, Lee Ceccotti and Lou Della Valle. The company has prospered into one of the largest and most successful materials companies in Northern California. Mario and Dino's business endeavors were not limited to construction, becoming partners in many businesses from cemeteries to golf courses, radio stations, hotels and restaurants. They were even partners in a Women's professional tennis team based in Honolulu, Hawaii called the Hawaii Lei's., Mario was also a great builder of charitable and civic institutions. He was a founding member, alongside his beloved friend, John Govi, of the Marin Athletic Foundation, where he served on the board until present. He was a founding member of the Marin History Museum, where he served on the board until present. He was a founder of Engineering Contractors Association (ECA). He was a founder of the Associated of Engineering Contractors Employers (AECE). He was a founder of the Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association. He was a driving force in the early years of the Marin Builders Exchange. He was a founding member of an organization fostering better relationships between government and businesses called the Marin Coalition. He gave up on politicians shortly thereafter., Mario was an early investor for his cherished friend, Bill Murray at the Bank of Marin, where he served on the Board of Directors for many years. He also served on the Board at Westamerica after the merger. He again was an early investor when Bill started up the Bank of Marin for the second time and has taken great pride in watching it continue to flourish., He was one of the longest serving Rotarians, where he attended every Monday for close to a half-century. He achieved their highest charitable honor, the Paul Harris Fellow. He achieved other Paul Harris Fellows on behalf of his wife, then two boys, then daughters-in-laws, then two grandchildren. He had six to go. Always building., He was a long-time ardent supporter of Catholic causes, especially Marin Catholic. He donated to various aspects of the school and helped build athletic fields. He was instrumental in the building of the Pope John Paul II Student Activities and Religious Center. He was very pleased to see the completion of it this year and the appreciation of the students and families of Marin Catholic., Mario was honored with the following accolades: The Rotary Foundation's Paul Harris Fellow recipient; President in 1958 of the North Bay Chapter of the Engineering & Grading Contractors Association; Founding Member of the Engineering Contractors Association; President in 1977 and Construction Man of the Year in 1980 for the Northern California Engineering Contractors Association; Marin Coalition Lifetime Directorship in June of 1984; William Ghilotti Memorial Contractor of the Year in 1974; San Rafael Christoforo Colombo Club Italian American Citizen of the year in 1982; Founding Member and President in 1990 of the Association of Engineering Construction Employers; Marin Builders Exchange Lou Della Valle Construction Industry Man of the Year Award in 1980., Mario had several passions and did not waste a day of his life, being as he was of "the Greatest Generation." His horse rides on Thursdays and Sundays with Patrick McNeil, Gary Boero, and Mike Smith, took them all over the countryside. Once the group logged over 100 trail rides in one year and covered over 10,000 miles of trails in Marin County., He was a dedicated member of the Sonoma County Trailblazers. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in January, Mario made the annual trek this year in June, receiving the coveted belt buckle for his 50th consecutive ride., In recent years, as Mario's office swelled with memorabilia, a museum was set up in another part of the office. World War II books and artifacts adorn the walls with cousin Gary faithfully assembling the numerous plane models that Mario mailed away for a couple times a month., An avid 49ers and Joe Montana fan, he and Eva attended numerous games and Super Bowls. If you rode in his Ferrari or red Escalade you were likely to hear his favorite entertainer, Frank Sinatra, belting out a tune. One thing is for sure... Mario did it his way., He rarely missed a grandchild's sporting event. We will miss the cowboy hat in the stands at MC Football games and that familiar voice yelling, "Knock somebody down"!!, A Rosary will be held on Thursday, December 2nd 6PM at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, 1104 Fifth Street, San Rafael, Ca 94901. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 3rd at Saint Raphael's Church at 11AM., The Ghilotti family deeply appreciates all of your prayers. In Lieu of flowers the family, Request donations to one of Mario's favorite charities: The William & Dino Ghilotti, Memorial Foundation. Donations and/or notes of sympathy can be sent to The Ghilotti, Family c/o Ghilotti Bros. Inc. 525 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, Ca 94901. Monte's Chapel Of The Hills, Family Owned & Operated, San Anselmo(415)453-8440.



Marion (Gib) Sutton

MARION (GIB) SUTTON JUL 16, 1910 - NOV 30, 2010 Passed away in Modesto at the age of 100. He has the honor of being the last Sutton of his generation. Gib married Gladys Blair Oct. 1, 1932, in July, a son, Bill was born. A daughter, Bobbie followed in 1934. In 1936 they moved to Tracy where daughters, Sharon was born in 1943 and Judy in 1948. Gib and Gladys built three homes to accommodate a growing family. Gladys passed away in 1999 and Gib moved to Beth Haven in Ripon, later to Samaritan Village and finally to the Sundial. Gib is very grateful for all the friends and family that assisted him in his later years and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Gib is survived by a son, Bill (Shirlee), daughters, Bobbie Sutton, Sharon Lewis (Doyle), Judy Spina (Jim), grandchildren, Teri Lynn, Chris, Brian, Jeff, Michael and 3 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be Dec. 6, 1:00 PM at Place of Refuge (Assembly of God), 486 Button Ave., Manteca. Donations may be made to Community Hospice of Modesto, 4368 Spyres Way.



Marvin Maloney

Marvin M. Maloney, Marvin M. Maloney was born December 31, 1933 in Key, Kentucky to Marvin and Thelma Maloney. He died November 29, 2010, in Santa Maria, California., Marvin married Wanda Lee Hinkle July 3, 1953 in Eccles, West Virginia. They soon started a family while Marvin's army career took them to various parts of the United States. Marvin left the Army as a Sgt. in 1962 and moved his growing family to California. He worked several years in the aerospace industry before settling as a foreman at the Okonite Company in Santa Maria. After many years of service Marvin retired from Okonite and was hired as an engineer with Davis-Standard Co., which took him to various parts of the world. Tiring of his business travels, Marvin retired again, this time to Alabama where he lived contentedly for a number of years before finally returning to Santa Maria in 2008., Marvin is survived by his children; Marvin Shannon Maloney, Alan Craig Maloney (Patricia), Tami Marie Maloney (Stephen Seeger), Kathleen Maloney (Butch Nogues), Sabrina Mae Maloney (Phil Salmans), and Michael Shane Maloney. He is also survived by his former wife of 39 years, and the mother of his children, Wanda Lee Beaumont, sisters Molly Allen, Juanita Carter and Shirley Ellis, brother Pat Maloney, 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Thelma Maloney and brothers Bill and Tom Maloney., Marvin prided himself on always providing well for his family and instilling a strong work ethic in each of his six children. He was a proud American, Veteran of the, , and Republican. We have special memories of dad and will miss him very much., Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., December 6, 2010, at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, with burial to follow at a later date in Kentucky



Mary Joyce Mikal

Passed away suddenly on November 28th, 2010 in Lincoln California. Joyce was born April 11, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a graduate of Marquette University where she met and married Jude Mikal. Jude and Joyce were married for 49 years when Jude passed in 2001. They lived in various parts of the country before choosing Santa Rosa to raise their six children. Joyce left Santa Rosa in 2003 and moved to Lincoln, California. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and loved her job as a teacher's aid at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Sacramento. Joyce's terrific sense of humor was one of her most endearing qualities; she was an outgoing person who never met a stranger. Helping others and volunteering was very important to Joyce, a virtue she passed on to her children. Joyce is survived by her six children: Jude Mikal (Paula) Joyce Mikal-Flynn (Terry), Andy Mikal, Sheila Mikal (Troy Mesa), Keenan Mikal (Patty), and Molly Comeau (Al). Joyce had 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who will miss her dearly. She is also survived by her brother Keenan Burns of Chatham, MA. Joyce had a companion on her final journey to heaven, her granddaughter, Paula Marie. A rosary and mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. December 6th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 280 Oak Tree Lane, Lincoln, CA. A memorial service will be held at St. Eugene's Cathedral in Santa Rosa, time and date to be determined. Donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and The



Mary Louise Essel

On Nov. 13, 2010, Mary Louise Essel passed away at home after a long illness., She was born Sept. 25, 1920 in Chicago, the youngest of three girls. Her sisters, Betty and Selma, preceded her in death. Her family moved to Webster Grove, Mo., where Mary spent most of her childhood. They moved back to Chicago when Mary was 15 so her sisters, and then Mary, could attend the University of Chicago. In the late 1930s they moved to their 10-acre farm in Canoga Park, Calif. Mary married, and later divorced, Holmes Emery, with whom she had two daughters, Janice and Margaret. Janice died in Boise, Idaho, in 1992. Margaret (now Margaret Lotts) lives in Ojai., After her divorce, Mary, now a single mother, worked as a waitress in Encino. Unhappy with the local schools, she moved to Ojai in 1952 and enrolled Janice in the newly formed Happy Valley School, which was co-founded by Aldous Huxley, Guido Ferrando, and Krishnamurti. There she met and married David Essel, a teacher at the school. They had a daughter, Catherine. Mary became a school house-parent, also working as a waitress at her friend Alan Hooker's Ranch House Restaurant., In the 1950s and early 60s Mary's family spent wonderful summers in Sequoia and Yosemite where David was a seasonal Ranger Naturalist. For three months each year they lived in a tent cabin at Tuolumne Meadows and White Wolf. There they climbed mountains, enjoyed nightly campfires and took high Sierra mule trips. The beauty and serenity of Nature nurtured in Mary and family an appreciation and loving care for all living things., Mary's love for animals was very deep. As a child, and throughout her life, she refused to eat meat. Her home was always open as a refuge for injured and homeless animals. She was an animal rights advocate and worked tirelessly on their behalf. Mary and David's interest in Krishnamurti's teachings led to many summers in Switzerland. There, Krishnamurti gave public talks similar to those held in Ojai. Mary enjoyed climbing in the Alps and hiking the wildflower-filled meadows. In summer 1964 they took a three-month tour of Europe in a VW camper bus, visiting many historic sites. In 1995 Mary and David traveled to Madras, India to attend the centenary of Krishnamurti's birth with the Dalai Lama as guest speaker., Mary enjoyed music of all kinds, folk, jazz, and opera alike. She had a lovely soprano voice and for three years was a member of the Ventura Concert Chorale. She constantly sang around the house. Mary passed away quietly in her sleep on a sunny autumn morning, surrounded by David, Margaret, and Catherine. She was a cheerful, loving mother and wife, quietly sensitive and deeply compassionate in all her relationships. The beauty and essence of her love remains with us, strong and vibrant., She wished to be cremated and her ashes spread in those natural places she enjoyed so much. In her memory, a tree will be planted in the Oak Grove, Meiners Oaks, on Besant Road, Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. All friends are invited., Donations in her memory can be made to the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Arrangements were entrusted to the care Charles Carroll Funeral Home.



Maxene Miller Eidson

Maxene was a long-time resident of the South Bay. After a 5-year battle with lymphoma, she passed away peacefully on November 25, 2010 in Torrance. Born in Independence, KS on August 14, 1938, her family moved to Glendale, CA when she was 4. She married Scotty Eidson in August 1957 and they moved to Torrance in 1960. Very active in the community, she was president of both Fern-Greenwood PTA and Torrance Central Little League Women's Auxiliary, and Bethel Guardian of IOJD Bethel #245. She also worked for 23 years as the administrative assistant for the Torrance Police Officers Association (TPOA), retiring in December 2000. Gifted with an ability to remember details about people's lives, she always had a genuine interest in those she knew. Maxene was very talented at sewing, crocheting, cooking and gardening. Maxene is survived by her 3 children, Stevan Eidson (Dianne), Michele DeYoung (Ken) and Ernest Eidson, as well as her three granddaughters, Natalie DeYoung, Rena DeYoung Alviso (Anthony) and Katie DeYoung. A memorial service will be held December 11, 2010. Please contact the family at



Maybelle Nancy Senft

Maybelle Nancy Senft, 94 of Vacaville died on Nov. 23, in Vacaville. She was born on Nov. 20, 1916., A memorial service with Reverend Vern Oestmann officiating will be held on Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 651 S. Orchard Ave., Vacaville. Burial will be at a later date at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery. Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



Meier, Ernest

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Ernest Meier, 84, of Lodi passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010 at his home. He was born November 20, 1926 in Calexico in the ..... 



Michael A. Affuso

Michael A. Affuso, 41, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).



Michael Litwin

Michael Joseph Litwin Mike passed away November 30, 2010 at home in Piedmont surrounded by family after a valiant but losing battle with metastasized melanoma. He was 69. He is survived by his sister, Judith Iglehart, nephews Chris Caporicci and Scott Pacult, godsons Frank and Mario Palestini and their mother, his lifelong friend Bettina Balestrieri, former wife Raymie Roland, and his cousins and their families: Gail Harrison, Bonnie Rand, Margie Ann Larson, Jim Muldowney, Larry Valenzin, Ron Schopke, Greg and Randy Antone, and his many friends. By profession a locomotive engineer, Mike's passions were anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. His interests were legion: rock and roll guitarists, the history of the labor movement, the United Transportation Union, national Democratic politics, politics in the City of Alameda, tournament racquet ball, astronomy, the history of mathematics, science fiction, American Indian history, artifacts and woven baskets, the Alameda All Stars, ancient and medieval history, the Roman Empire and its wars, bonsai, cartography, and the diasporas of ancient peoples. Mike was an insatiable reader who retained every factoid his active mind encountered. He was a graduate of San Jose State University with a M.A. from Cal State Hayward. His funeral will be held next week at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, CA.



Michael Russell

Michael Russell Died at home on November 29th at age 57, of a brain tumor. He is survived by his wife Kate Fletcher of Berkeley and by his parents Bill and Barbara Russell, brothers Steve (Robin) and Chris (Theresa), sister Kate Russell, nephews Jeffrey, Ian, and Adam, and niece Laura, all of southern California. He retired from the West Contra Costa Unified School District, where he worked at Bayview Elementary for fifteen years as a Special Education Resource Specialist. He enjoyed music of many kinds, and had especially happy memories of the music and fellow music-makers at Sweet's Mill and Lark in the Morning music camps. The family wishes to honor his request that no services be held. Donations in his honor can be made to the East Bay SPCA or the charity of your choice.



Mike Germolus

Mike Germolus passed away on November 27, 2010 at home in Penngrove at the young age of 64; his wife and daughter at his side. He received many hugs and kisses as he battled his way through esophageal cancer. With dignity, but not without a fight, he accepted that he was dying by getting his affairs in order. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandra; and his daughters Kelly Germolus-Maroevich and Paula Dawn Murray, son-in-law Douglas; and grandchildren: Kimberly, Douglas and Dustin; brothers Rick, and Leon, and sister Terri. He was predeceased by his father Harry, mother Ruth, and brothers Sam and Chuck. Raised in Patterson, he was a highly regarded high school athlete. He excelled in baseball and football and when they needed him, wrestling too. And that was Mike; he was always available when needed. After retirement, his sport was golf. He was a fixture at Adobe Creek golf course. Anyone who played with him would have a story about his love/hate relationship with the game. So many times he would say "I am going to quit this @$!@ Game!" But, he made his tee time the next day. His career of 40 years with PG&E began at 18 years of age climbing poles and building towers with General Construction. After many positions with PG&E, he retired from the San Rafael Division office. No matter what position he held during his career with PG&E, he respected his work and dedicated himself fully to it. However, when he was eligible to retire, he did. Friends and family are invited to attend his "Celebration of Life" at Adobe Creek GC, 1901 Frates Rd., Petaluma, CA, December 10th, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please share your memorable stories with us.



Mildred J. Scott-Davis

Mildred J. Scott-Davis of Marysville passed away on 11/28/2010 at Rideout Hospital. She was 83. She was born in Vernon, TX on 01/29/1927. She was one of 14 children born to Jacob & Nettie Muriel Roberts. She was the oldest daughter. After leaving Texas the family lived in Arizona before settling in California in the late 30's or early 40's. Here is where she met her husband to be Clarence (Roy) Scott. After he returned from the war in 1945 they became engaged, then married in 1947. Mildred was such a hard worker for all of her life. She worked and retired from Lucky Stores in Yuba City after 28 years as a meat wrapper. For many years, she was an avid bowler and played on a league in Yuba City. She loved many things in her life, but nothing came close to the love she had for her family. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for any of them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were her life and always came first. She is survived by her daughter, Judi Vieira (husband, Larry) of Yuba City; son, David Scott (wife, Kelly) of Yuba City; sisters: Betty Miller, Joanne Miller and Sandy Holsted of Marysville, Wandell Christy of Yuba City, and Nina Coats of Sacramento; sister in law, Carolyn Roberts of Yuba City; brothers: Maurice Roberts of Auburn and Doyle Roberts of Marysville; grandchildren: Amber Vieira, Jaimie Scott (husband, Kenyata Bishop), Ashley Scott of Yuba City, Jeremy Scott of Marysville, Matt Vieira of Fair Oaks, Aaron Scott (wife, Melissa), of Antelope, Alex Allen (wife, Beka) of Colorado and Cheryl Hicks (husband, Jeff) of Louisiana; great-grandchildren: Jonah Osby, Kyrstn Scott, Rasean Moore-Scott, Kyle Scott-Bebout, Trendon & Bage Scott-Bishop and Kyle & Kara Lind. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Roy Scott; her parents, Jacob and Muriel Roberts; siblings: Cleta McGrath, Monte Roberts and Donnie Roberts. The family would like you to visit, and leave your messages there. Services for Mildred will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 at Lakeside Colonial Chapel, 830 D Street, Marysville at 11:00 am. Doors will be open at 9:00 am for visitation and prayer. Burial will be at Sierra View Memorial Park in Olivehurst following the service, with a reception at the Moose Lodge in Yuba City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's disease Foundation (, ) or California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (, ). Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277. Send Condolences at



Miller, Eileen Albina

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Eileen Albina Miller July 26, 1922 - Nov. 18, 2010 Resident of San Leandro A native of Quebec, Canada. She came to California in ..... 



Milton Edward BACON

BACON, Milton Edward March 7, 1927 - November 23, 2010 Milton Edward "Ted" Bacon Born March 7, 1927 in Pasadena, California. Died November 23, 2010 in a tragic automobile accident in southern California. He was 83. Mr. Bacon attended Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA., Culver Military Academy, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. For the past sixty years, he was engaged in cattle ranching in the Carson Valley in northern Nevada. A passionate automobile historian and collector, he served as a judge at several venerable Concours d'Elegance, most notably Hillsborough and, for 39 consecutive years, at Pebble Beach, California. He was a founding director of the National Automobile Museum - The Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada, and was on the board of the Sierra Arts Foundation for many years. Mr. Bacon served as a Trustee of the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California, as well as the Citizens' Advisory Board of the University of Nevada - Reno Medical School. He supported both the Boy Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco and was a member of the Bohemian Club and St. Francis Yacht Club of San Francisco and Birnam Wood Golf Club in Montecito. A pilot for more than 50 years and a lover of wooden boats, Mr. Bacon kept a classic boat on Lake Tahoe for most of his life. He was an enthusiastic sailor, participating in four Trans-Pac races in the 1950s. A lifelong Republican, Mr. Bacon served as Douglas County, Nevada Chairman for 12 years. He is survived by his wife Lee, son Ned, daughter Kate, sister Mimi Lyon of Greenwich, Connecticut, and four grandchildren, Taylor, Sheila, and Wells Phinny, and Emily Bacon. Friends will be welcomed at an Open House at the Bacons' Jubilee Ranch residence in the Carson Valley on Saturday, December 11th from 3-7pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made to the National Automobile Museum as a tribute to Mr. Bacon.



Miriam Eve Lieb

Lieb, Miriam Eve October 25, 1918 - November 25, 2010 Miriam, age 92, was preceded in death by her husband Jack. She is survived by three children, Sue (Mike), Debbie (Frank), Bob (Dierdre), four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, two sisters, Jessie Pries and Bouncy Alpern, one brother, Barney Porton, family, and many friends. Miriam worked as a Registered Nurse at Olive View Medical Center in the Psychiatric Dept. Memorial service will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on December 5, 2010, at 12:00 noon.




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Morris Ray Bowen

Morris Ray Bowen April 2, 1938 - November 26, 2010 Morris was born to Murriel and Hazel Bowen in Morrilton, AR. The family moved to Bakersfield in 1952 where he attended North High. At 18 he joined the Army and became a Paratrooper. After serving his country he met and married his wife of 30 years, Margaret. They had 3 children together. Morris was then widowed and married Charyle, who for the last 17 years of his life has always been by his side. He is survived by his children, Regina Ransom, Ronnie Hart, and Clark Bowen; his grandchildren, Joshua Crane, Megan Vangel, Brittanie Sandoval, Brandon, Brody, Brooke Hart, Jacqueline and Brent Bowen; his brother, Hubert Bowen; and nieces, Christine Wilson and Ruth Miles. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sara Ransom. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Hoffmann Hospice for their genuine care and support. Viewing will be Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m., at Mission Family Mortuary, 531 California Ave., with Services on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 12:00 p.m.




MRS. NANCY JANE CLONTZ , 57, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 2, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens 



Nadine Francis McNeill Gallagher

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Nick George Valos

Nick George Valos 1922 - 2010 Nick George Valos, the last member of one of the original pioneer Greek families in Bakersfield has passed away. Nick was born on September 20, 1922 in East Bakersfield to one of the first Greek immigrant families to reside in Bakersfield. He was one of the seven children born to Tom Valos, from Messenia, Greece and Irene Caotusses, from Leos, Greece. He was educated at Lincoln School and graduated from East Bakersfield High School. He was one of the first draftees of Kern County and served in the United States Air Corp. While working for Fred Pinetta, delivering chickens, he met the love of his life, Mary Karastathis from Fresno, who became his wife of sixty-four years. During his business career, he and his brother, John, started Valos Brothers Poultry. The "shop" became an icon to the point where he and his brother John Valos were affectionately known as Bakersfield's favorite "Chicken Pluckers." Their business expanded from Potomac Street to Union Avenue where they began supplying food service items to local schools, cafeterias and restaurants. During this course of time Nick along with his brothers John and George opened up a restaurant and bar known as Valos Chicken House (the best crispy fried chicken and biscuits in town). Additionally, Nick was very instrumental in serving the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. He spent most of his time in the kitchen with the "cooking crew" and transporting chickens from the ovens of the Pyrenees Bakery to the Greek Hall for the numerous weddings, baptisms, funerals, Greek Dinner dances and annual Greek Food Festivals. Nick and "the Crew" were always seen with their special condiments: olive oil, lemons, oregano, and a bottle of booze. From the icemaker in the Green Hall to the pews in the church and all repairs in-between, Nick was always there to fix anything and everything that needed to be repaired. A "Valos Job" always worked regardless if it met code standards. Nick was also a member and served as president of the East Bakersfield Exchange Club and East Bakersfield Progressive Club. He also belonged to the Elks, American Legion, and Order of the Ahepa. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pearl Balasis, Fersina Bisbis, Katherine Chicklenis, Hazel Pierucci; brothers, George and John Valos. He is survived by his wife, Mary Valos; his son, Dr. Nick Valos and wife Pamela Valos; grandchildren, Nicholas, Kehaulani, Philip, and Victoria Valos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Thomas Valos, Philip Valos, Nicholas Valos, Tommy Felactu, Tom Drulias, and Greg "Hippo" Hanson. Honorary Pallbearers include Jim Vlamis, Mike Huston, Richard Lemucchi, Dr. Peter Plessas, Greg Pierucci, George Valos, Harry Chicklenis, Tom Savage, Don Galey, Jerry Reynolds, and Frank Pierucci. The family would like to thank Dr. William Baker and Molly Waite, PAC-C. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Mercy Southwest Hospital, Calloway Gardens, Hoffmann Hospice, and a very caring nephew, Harry Chicklenis, who was always with his uncle during the good times and also in his time of need. Nick's life will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 4, 11:00 a.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 401 Truxtun Ave., officiated by Father Joseph Chaffee. Burial services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. Trisagion Services will be held Friday, Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m., at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Orthodox Church (Nick G. Valos Memorial Fund) or Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County, 5500 Olive Dr., 393-8871. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara



Nina Tarantino

Nina Tarantino Nina Tarantino passed away suddenly on November 30, 2010. The loving and devoted wife of the late Tom Tarantino; she is also predeceased by her twin sister, Stephanie Adams and brother-in-law, Vic Alioto. She was the adored mother of Tommy Tarantino (Margaret), Joanne Olney (Phil), and Nina McGill (Dennis); cherished Nonnie of Tom, Lisa, Kristina, Kori, Katie, & Ryan; brother Frank Machi (Linda), sisters Rosalie Alioto & Concetta Bravo (Al); sister-in-law Tilly D'Acquisto (Vic) & brother-in-law Larry Adams; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Monday at 10:30AM at St. Elizabeth Church, corners of Somerset and Wayland Sts., SF, 94134. Interment will be private. Our mother will live forever in our hearts.



Noah Gabriel Garcia

Four month old Noah Gabriel Garcia, son of Rene and Sandra Garcia, died on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at Community Memorial Hospital following complications since his birth. Noah, along with his twin brother Damian, was born July 19, 2010 in Ventura., Besides his parents and twin brother, Noah is survived by his four-year-old brother, Diego, as well as the Garcia and Andrade families., Visitation will take place 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. Mass of the Angels will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, with The Reverend Bob Garon officiating. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura., Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.



Noel Quesenberry

NOEL QUESENBERRY Noel Quesenberry will be fondly remembered by friends and family as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and true friend. Noel approached life with a positive outlook, loved to have fun and made a special connection with everyone he met. He was true to his word and dedicated as a teacher and devoted mentor. Always generous with his time, Noel went above and beyond to bring excellence to everything he did. Among his many accomplishments, Noel had an amazing 47 year career with Foster Farms. He knew the company inside and out and was often the face of Foster Farms'' to visiting dignitaries. He was most proud of receiving the 2003 Board of Directors' Fleet Safety Award from the California Trucking Association. Noel was also an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of the Ambassadors. Each year, he participated in the Take A Kid Fishing tournament and hosted disabled children for a wonderful day on the lake. Noel was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Jessie Quesenberry, and his brother, Frankie Quesenberry. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Paulette Quesenberry; his daughter and son-in-law, Jenifer and Brian Beswick; his grandchildren, Brandon and Claire Beswick; his sisters, Norma Foster Maddy and Linda Hackney; his brothers, Don and David Quesenberry; numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Noel's Life on Saturday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Del Rio Country Club, 1801 Stewart Road, Modesto CA 95356. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356



Norman Byron Moseley

NORMAN BYRON MOSELEY JAN 5, 1929 - DEC 1, 2010 NORMAN BYRON MOSELEY, 81, of Las Cruces entered eternal life Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at La Posada - Mesilla Valley Hospice. He was born January 5, 1929 in El Paso, Texas to Ira and Sybil Crowder Moseley. Mr. Moseley served his country honorably in the, during the, and retired from the Modesto Irrigation District as a Chief Financial Officer. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving companion of 14 years, Berniece D. Arnold of the family home; a sister, Joan White and husband Philip of Las Cruces; three nephews, Russel White of Sacramento, CA, Joe White of Las Cruces, NM, Douglas White of Albuquerque, NM; to nieces, Laura Hosford of Arrey, NM and Janet Jones of Las Cruces, NM. Other survivors include special friends, Larry and Ellen Phillips of Albuquerque, NM. At Mr. Moseley's request cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service and Inurnment of Cremains will be held Monday, December 6, 2010 at 1:30 PM in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho with Pastor Norm Story officiating. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Sunset Crematory. (575) 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for ''Veterans and Family Memorial Care.'' For online condolences log on to, www.bacasfuneralchapels



Obituaries for Saturday, Dec. 4

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:03 AM 

CHANDLER -- Lucille Chandler, 96, of Tulare died Wednesday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tipton-Pixley District Cemetery in Tipton.



Obituaries: Dec. 4, 2010: Polk

Saturday, December 4, 2010 2:55 AM 

Michael Polk Services are pending for Michael Polk, who died Nov. 17 in his home in Nebraska. He was 29. 



Obituary: Sister Jane Golden, longtime Catholic school teacher, principal

Saturday, December 4, 2010 3:00 AM - (Robert D. Dávila) 

Sister Jane Golden, who as a longtime teacher and principal at Northern California Catholic schools encouraged and empowered students to achieve, died Tuesday of heart and kidney complications. She was 74. Sister Jane Golden



Oskar Huber

On Sunday, Oskar Huber, 77, and his wife were killed as their Piper plane crashed on a hill north of Livermore. Both were experienced pilots and often made the 45-minute flight to and from Auburn, where their son lives.




ANRO, PATRICIA Patricia Anro passed away at age 72 on November 30, 2010.She was preceded in death by her husband Carlo Anro and son Scott Anro. Survived by son Craig Anro, daughter Adriana Phipps and three grandsons. Memorial will be December 6th at 1 p.m at Foothills United Methodist Church, La Mesa.




Patricia L. Jones, "PJ", 63, passed away November 25, 2010 in Merced, CA, with her friends by her side. PJ Left behind her brother, Matt Jones, and sister, Loretta McGuire. PJ lived the last 18 years in Merced, CA at Davidson's Residential Homes. She attended Kingsview Work Experience Program for more than twenty years. PJ had a wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service that will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11:00 am at Rahilly Park in Merced, CA.




COHEN, PAUL FREDERIC Dec. 29, 1944 - Aug. 12, 2000 Beloved Nephew . Brilliant Star Magnificent Soul Too soon taken from here to eternity



Palma Elizabeth Stefan

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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 A. Leal

Patricia A. Leal August 12, 1962 - November 30, 2010 Patricia was born in McAllen, Texas. She later moved to Bakersfield, CA where she spent the majority of her life. She was a loving and caring mother, daughter, and grandmother. She was best known to her family as the "jack of all trades", we are going to be lost without her. She was preceded in death by sister, Sandra Sanchez; daughter, Jessica Estrada; stepfather, Edward Barnhill, and Vincente (tata) Estrada. She is survived by her mother, Sally Garza; brother, John Leal; daughters, Vanessa and Victoria; son, Michael; and grandchidlren, Nathaniel and Patricia Rose. We will love and miss our beautiful daughter and mother but you will remain in our hearts forever. God has relieved her from her pain and taken her to His Kingdom. Viewing will be at Mission Family Mortuary, Monday, Dec. 6th, from 1-8 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis Church, Tuesday, Dec. 7th, at 9:00 a.m.



Patricia Chilton Martyr

Patricia Chilton, Martyr, 11/15/2010, Long time Roseville resident Patricia Chilton Martyr died at her home in Medford Ore., on November 15, 2010, at the age of 85., She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years James M. Martyr, her three sons Richard James, Paul Deter and Frank Douglas, along with five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., Patricia was a fourth generation resident of Roseville and the great-granddaughter of Roseville pioneer Elizabeth Jane Fiddyment Atkinson., When Patricia retired as a school, in Lincoln, Calif., she and her husband moved to Incline Village, Nevada in the 1980's. They enjoyed the vistas of beautiful Lake Tahoe from their home for nearly twenty years before moving to a retirement community in Medford in 1998.



Patricia Mooney

Patricia Rita Mooney Resident of Salinas Patricia Rita Mooney, 71, of Salinas, passed away peacefully in her home on November 19, 2010. She was born November 15, 1939 in Bronx, NY. Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901. Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home Online condolences:



Patrick Balfe

Patrick J. Balfe Resident of Gilroy 59, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010 of lung cancer. Son of Mildred Sylvester of Santa Cruz. Brother of Nancy Yegge of Campbell, CA and Kathleen Gray of Pennsylvania. Uncle of Robert & Nick Yegge; Morgan, Jade & Suzanna Gray. Also survived by many close & supportive friends. He leaves his dog Sara and his cat Tinkerbell. Graduate of Saratoga High School (1970); Volunteer fireman for the Saratoga Fire Dept.; Top foreman for Davey Tree Co. in Santa Cruz; Commercial fisherman in Alaska for 2 years; Diesel mechanic; Volunteered VIP for the Gilroy Police Dept.; Motorcycle enthusiast. A Gathering to Celebrate his Life will be held from 1-5pm, Thursday, Dec. 9th at San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA. Donations to the San Martin Animal Shelter, American Legion Riders and Gilroy Police V.I.P. Online condolences and information at habingfamilyfuneralhome .com



Patrick John Barnes

Patrick John Barnes, died on Nov. 21. He was born on Jan. 21, 1980., Private family services will be held at a later date., Arrangements entrusted to the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Vacaville, 448-4900. 



Pauline M. Perozzi

Pauline M. Perozzi, 80, of San Luis Obispo, was born in Big Springs Neb., in August 1930, and passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, 2010, at her home. After graduation from Big Springs High School at age 17, she taught grades one through eight at a county school for four years. In 1952, she moved to San Luis, where she met and married her husband of 56 years, Dennis - they were blessed with four children. Pauline was a member of the Edna Farm Center, Farm Bureau for Women, Red Hat Society, Old Mission Church and numerous other organizations. Her joys in life were decorating her home, playing the organ and piano, and entertaining her friends and family. Pauline is survived by her husband, Dennis, a daughter, two sons, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and two brothers. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo in San Luis Obispo. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Old Mission in San Luis Obispo, with burial immediately following at San Luis Cemetery. Donations may be made in Pauline''s name to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast or the Jacquelyn Palchak Cancer Fund. Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo



Peggy Louise Schuler

A Loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Monday, November 29th at her home in Sutter, CA. Peggy was born in Glendale, CA and moved to the Loma Rica area in 1973, later moving to the town of Sutter. She was 67. She is preceded in death by her infant son, David Ordoins, and her parents, Lloyd and Ruth Schroeder of Loma Rica. She is survived by her brother Theodore Schroeder of Tuscan, AZ, and sister Carol Bell-Schroeder of Palmdale, CA. Peggy is also survived by her 3 children; sons, Daniel Ordoins of Sacramento CA, Joseph Schuler of Norco CA, and a daughter, Elly Schuler-Carlson of Yuba City, CA, a son-in-law, Ronald Carlson and daughter- in-law, Kerry Ordoins. Peggy also has 13 grandchildren (by age): Cameron Carlson, Michael Carlson, Kyle Carlson, Alvah Schuler, Morgan Glass, Taler Schuler, JoAna Lee, Nicole Ordoins, Ryan Ordoins, Ashlee Phillips, Kiersten Schuler, Sabrina Moseley and Duane Sitton, and 4 great- grandchildren. Peggy is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was a long-time member of the Lions Club in Loma Rica and active in her church. Peggy had a deep love of music and enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. She will be dearly missed by those who loved her. Services for Peggy will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Loma Rica Community Church located at 11234 Loma Rica Rd, Loma Rica CA, 95901. A reception following the services will be at the Loma Rica Lions Club, 5667 Fruitland Rd in Loma Rica. Graveside services will be private. Please send condolences in care of the Loma Rica Community Church, or the Loma Rica Lions Club. Send Condolences to



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Phil Wetch

Phil Wetch, a Sebastopol native, passed away peacefully November 21, 2010 surrounded by his children. Loving Husband for 54 years of the late LaVerne Gleason Wetch. Devoted father of Gregory, Judy and Kelly Wetch, all of Sonoma County, Suzy (Pete) Reel of Merlin, OR, and Scott (Stephanie) Wetch of Sacramento. Grandfather of James, Jessica, Joshua, Randi, Hailey, Halena and Olivia and great-grandfather of Jazmine, Baylee and Jax. He is survived by his brother John (Norma) Wetch and sisters-in-law, Francis, Fran and June Wetch and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Nick, George and Herman Wetch. Phil was a lifelong musician. He was a past member and chair of the Sebastopol Planning Commission, charter member and past president of the original Sebastopol Lions Club, past member and one of the co-founders responsible for bringing the St. Vincent De Paul Society to Sebastopol and the West County. Phil was the former owner of Wetch Insurance Services. Phil was honest, compassionate and generous and will be remembered for the good man he was. Per Phil's request there will be no formal funeral. A private family service has been held. If you have a special memory, story or sentiment to share with the family please e-mail it to



Philip Donaher

PHILIP A. DONAHER He was born in Long Beach, California on Dec. 14, 1920. Passed away Oct. 30, 2010. Philip is survived by his wife, Pearl, whom he married in 1941. They had three children, Linda, Paul and Denise. There are also four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and brother, Arthur "Louie" Donaher. He was a Captain in the Los Angeles Fire Department, a contractor, a ship yard worker and served in the Navy during WWII. He had a great love for his family, his friends, his job, golf, camping, fishing and travel. To the people at It\'s a Better Life, Dawn, Elaine, Melissa and Elizabeth, thanks a bunch, Paul.



Porteous, James E.

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James E. Porteous Pearl Harbor Survivor March 1916 - November 2010 Survived by wife Genevieve, son James M. and family. ..... 



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Ralph Paganelli

Ralph A. Paganelli Resident of Santa Clara 89, born June 21, 1921, Ralph passed away on December 2, 2010. Loving Husband of Madeline for 67 years, Son of the late Louise and Celestino Paganelli, devoted Father of Nancy (Don) Fox and Diane (Jerry) Messina, proud Grandfather of Ken Breiten and Rick Breiten (Jan), Great Grandfather of Madison Breiten and Uncle and friend to many. Ralph is preceded in death by his Brother Frank Paganelli and Sister Patricia Sanchez. Ralph, along with his Father and Brother owned and operated P&N Produce in Oakland and he later worked at Sunstate Produce. Ralph loved his family time as well as getting in a round of golf, playing his drums, and was a Member of the ICF and Teamsters Union. Visitation, Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 3:00pm Rosary at 7:00pm at Lima family Santa Clara, 466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara (408)269-2977. Wednesday, December 8th, family and friends are invited to meet at Lima Family Santa Clara at 9:15am to follow procession to St. Clare Church, 725 Washington Street Santa Clara (408) 248-7786 for a 10:00am Mass. Condolences may be offered at



Ralph Raymond Jewell

Born in Waukomis, Oklahoma on December 7, 1915 and passed away in Santa Rosa, CA, November 29, 2010. Loving husband of the late Louise Jewell. Father of Dennie Seymour of Post Falls, ID, and the late Michael DeVol, Rick Jewell and Patricia Jewell. Step father of Carolyn Mitchell. Cherished grandfather of David DeVol, Doug DeVol, Terri Seymour Norris, Tim Seymour, Brian Seymour, Steve Seymour, Lavendar Galvao, Brandon Jewell and Matt Jewell. Beloved great grandfather of 18. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Marie Eddings, Arthur, Harold, Bill, Lloyd and Keith Jewell. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Jewell, a 48 year resident of Santa Rosa, was well know as the owner of Rick's of Coddingtown, from 1962 until his retirement in 1982. Family and friends are invited to attend the memorial service, Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Highway, Santa Rosa, CA. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Red Cross or to Memorial Hospice.



Randy Krum

RANDY KRUM SEPT 6, 1952 - NOV 24, 2010 Randy has gone home to be with his Lord. He passed away in his home after a six month battle with cancer. He spent the first eight years of his life in Toledo, Ohio. His parents, Howard and Jeanette moved their family to San Diego, Ca. when Randy was 8 years old. As a young man in San Diego, he worked and paid his way through San Diego St Univ, where he graduated with a BS in Biology. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Modesto, Cal. where he worked for the same company for 27 years. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Teresa, his Mother Jeanette, and his sister Joann. As his wife, I can tell you that Randy loved God unashamedly and loved me unselfishly. Well done my loving husband-I am so proud of you. The funeral service is to be held 12/7/10 at 1:00 pm, Lakeview Assembly, 2111 Quail Lakes Drive in Stockton.



Raymond Lee Olson

Raymond Lee Olson, 45, of Indio, Calif. passed away suddenly on November 24, 2010 after suffering a heart attack. Raymond was born on December 8, 1964 to Ben and Carolyn Olson in Long Beach, Calif. and on November 3, 1990, Raymond married Sherree Morrison in Laughlin, Nev. Raymond was involved in a variety of businesses in the Coachella Valley including being a hot air balloon chaser, a car wash manager and in recent years, an accomplished house painter. When people think of Raymond Olson, they will always say that "Everybody loves Raymond". A devoted husband, son, brother and uncle and extremely loyal to his friends, Raymond could fill a room with laughter with his witty personality and lighthearted spirit. He was a "prince of a guy" and will be loved and missed by all. Raymond is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sherree Olson; and their beloved dogs, Billie and Lucy; his father, Ben Olson (Kappy) La Quinta, Calif.; his mother, Carolyn Butcher (Ray) Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Natalie Schleining (James) Tucson, Ariz.; nieces, Hannah and Hailey Schleining; as well as many relatives and good friends. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM on Monday December 6, 2010 at Sheppard of the Valley United Methodist Church, 45-501 Deglet Noir, Indio, CA. Visitation will be at the church from 12:00-1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raymond Olson's name to Animal Samaritans (P. O. Box 513, Thousand Palms, CA 92276).



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Richard Dick Garcia

Richard Dick Garcia left us to be with the Lord on Nov. 18, 2010., He was born in Oakland on Oct. 8, 1931. When he was around the age of 10 he moved from Oakland to Ventura to be close to his grandmother, Atanacia Ramirez. In recent years he lived in Chino Hills with his family, wife, Ronda Garcia, and children, Ryan Ray and ReAnn. He also leaves behind three children from his first wife Nita: Rick, Sherry and Toni Lynn, as well as two sisters, Alice Diaz and Laura Brown., He loved to dance, tell jokes, play golf and jog., We will miss him dearly. He is now at peace with his father, Esteban Garcia, and mother, Mary R. Garcia, of Ventura.



Richard Gale Rayburn Sr.

RAYBURN-Richard Gale Rayburn, Sr., 92, died peacefully on November 28, 2010 in Pasadena from just old age. A third generation Angeleno, son of Fred and Ellen Rayburn, Rich grew up with his brother, Bud, and sister, June, alongside the olive and orange groves of the rural Sylmar / San Fernando area. He attended



Richard Goldman

Richard Nathaniel Goldman Apr. 16, 1920 - Nov. 29, 2010 Richard Nathaniel Goldman, philanthropist and co-founder of the world-renowned Goldman Environmental Prize, passed away peacefully early Monday morning at his San Francisco home at age 90. Throughout his life, Mr. Goldman remained dedicated to supporting the San Francisco Bay Area, environmental causes, the Jewish community, Israel and reproductive rights. The son of prominent San Francisco lawyer Richard Samuel Goldman and Alice Wertheim Goldman of Great Falls, Montana, Richard N. Goldman was born and raised in San Francisco. He graduated from University of California at Berkeley and spent a year at Boalt Hall School of Law before serving in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. In 1949, he founded and was chairman of Goldman Insurance Services. In 1951, Mr. Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda Haas Goldman, a great-grandniece of Levi Strauss, established the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund in San Francisco. Since its inception, the Fund has distributed more than $680 million dollars to nonprofit organizations and causes around the world. Through their foundation, their areas of support included efforts as early as the 1960s to support conservation and environmental causes. In 1989, the couple established the Goldman Environmental Prize, which annually awards $150,000 to six grassroots environmental heroes, one from each of the world's inhabited regions. Today, the Goldman Prize is frequently referred to as the "Green Nobel." Mr. Goldman served on the boards of many Bay Area organizations and received numerous civic honors and awards. He was also one of the largest donors to the University of California at Berkeley, his alma mater, wherein he was named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Goldman and his wife, who died in 1996, raised four children in San Francisco. He is survived by three of his children, John D. Goldman and his wife, Marcia, of Atherton, CA; Douglas E. Goldman and his wife, Lisa, of San Francisco, CA; and Susan R. Gelman and her husband, Michael, of Chevy Chase, MD. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Susan Goldman, widow of his son Richard W. Goldman, who predeceased his parents. In addition, Mr. Goldman is survived by his 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sister Marianne Goldman of San Francisco, CA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street (at Arguello) in San Francisco. The family encourages memorial donations be made to Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco; University of California at Berkeley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics; or a charitable organization of the donor's choosing.



Richard H. Becerra

Richard H. Becerra, 83 passed Nov. 15, 2010., He was born in Santa Barbara and recently celebrated his 51st wedding anniversary with Jacqueline E. Becerra. He will be best remembered for his wit, love for music, sense of adventure and unique love of nature. Richard was a WWII veteran of the US Navy and a member of the Greatest Generation Richard will be truly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts., He is survived by his wife; six children; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren., Services will be held on Dec. 4, 2010 at 12 p.m. at the San Buena Ventura Mission.



Richard Peter Lawrence

Passed away on November 27, 2010 in Sonoma after a six year courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 44 years to Carol of Glen Ellen; loving father of Peter Lawrence; step-father of Deborah Lovett and husband Robert Herreshoff of Upper Lake, Alice Higinbotham and husband Glen Ryan of Colorado, and Richard Higinbotham of Ukiah; grandfather of Elice Moran (Dwayne), Anna Rozelski (Robert), Kevin Lovett (Christina), Savannah and Lisa Higinbotham; great-grandfather of Ryan, Kyle, Lindzey, Ella, and Gavin; dear brother of Lorraine Iannone and her husband Phil; A native of New York, New York, age 72. He served in the US Navy as a Meteorologist, First Class on the USS Fessender. A member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, Oakmont Men's Club, and worked as a Bartender for 45 years. He enjoyed playing Golf, attending Broadway productions, and was a loyal fan to the San Francisco Giants. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 601 W. Agua Caliente Road, Sonoma, CA 95476. Private Inurnment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations in his memory may be made to St. Leo's Catholic Church, Redwood Gospel Mission, or a charity of your choice. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 525-3730



Richard Scott

RICHARD SCOTT Richard Scott, a retired executive with Motorola in Riverside and long-time tax accountant died November 21 at age 88. The fifth of six boys, he was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Irish immigrants John and Margaret Scott. After military service he worked for an international mining company that transferred him and his family to a copper mine in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. When the mine closed in 1958, he relocated to Phoenix, AZ, where he worked for Motorola and was eventually transferred to Riverside in 1962. A rock enthusiast, he represented the Orange Belt Mineralogical Society in a 1990 story that ran in the Riverside Press-Enterprise. Since his wife of 66 years Margaret died in July, he is survived by his three children Brian, Patrick and Beverley Scott, and granddaughter Chloe Scott. A memorial service will be held at 1:30, December 11 at Olive Grove Retirement Resort in Riverside with reception to follow.



Robert C. Tolar

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Robert E. Goulding

Goulding, Robert E. May 31, 1922 - October 14, 2010 Robert E. Goulding, 88, of Los Angeles, Calif., passed away October 14, 2010. He was born in Garden City, Kansas on May 31, 1922. In 1940, Robert graduated from Manuel Arts High School in Los Angeles and also attended Los Angeles City College. He proudly served our country in the Navy during WWII. Robert was a pharmacist's mate first class and was stationed in Okinawa having been attached to the Marines. After the war, he studied briefly at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Robert was a buyer for Hunt's China Shop in Santa Barbara, Calif. for many years. During his lifetime, he lived in Calif., Arizona, and Colorado. The arts were very important to Robert, and he enjoyed symphonies, operas, and light-hearted musicals. Robert spent time visiting many art museums in Los Angeles and New York City. He enjoyed taking French classes over the years and spoke French whenever possible. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers, John and George. Robert is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Luigi Torres, sister-in-law Vincenza Goulding, ten nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews, and four great-great nephews. Robert was a blessing to all who knew him and will be truly missed by his family and friends. May he rest in peace.



Robert Earl Smith

Robert Earl Smith, 3/26/1920 - 11/28/2010, Robert Earl Smith, age 90, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 28, 2010., He was born in Durango, Colorado on March 26, 1920. He attended Bayfield High School and Fort Lewis College. He served in the, during World War II in Europe and was honorably discharged January 4, 1946. He married Blanche Knight on January 23, 1946. She preceded him in death in 2008. Robert and Blanche were florists then they farmed, ranched, ran a dairy and raised their four children in Bayfield, Colo., until they moved to Durango in 1964 where Robert worked for the Bureau of Reclamation. He transferred to Auburn in 1974 to work on the Auburn Dam Project as the property manager., He is survived by daughter Sharon Penn of Thornton, Colo., son Stanley of Oroville, Calif., daughter Judy Perry of Broomfield, Colo., and son Randy of Auburn, Calif.; grandchildren Loren Wertz, Patrick Smith, Heather Perry, Michael Penn, Nele Perry, Roxanne Penn, Robert Smith and step-grandson Jonathan Gritman. Also survived by sister, Betty Conwell of Globe, Ariz., Funeral service will be held at Lassila Funeral Chapel on Monday, December 6, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at New Auburn Cemetery.



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Robert Magill Kealhofer

Kealhofer, Robert Magill November 17, 1924 - November 13, 2010 Robert Magill Kealhofer, Sr., died November 13, 2010, shortly before his 86th birthday. A former senior executive for Northrop Aircraft in Human Resources/Industrial Relations, he ran Human Resources for a Northrop joint venture in Iran and later for Northrop in Saudi Arabia. Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Texas, he trained as a B25 bomber during WWII, flying long range weather missions in the China-Burma-India theatre. His aircrew liaised with Chinese Communist forces to help rescue downed air crews from Japanese-held Northern China, and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for his service. After the war he returned to study at the University of Texas at Austin (grad 1950), where in April, 1946 he married Susan Elizabeth Henry, a fellow student. Following his retirement in 1980, he and Susan traveled widely from their home in Palos Verdes. Friendly, even-tempered and tolerant, he was warmly regarded by colleagues, and respected and loved by his family and friends. He was a natural leader who never had to do it his way, who led by example, always ready to pitch in and do more than his share. He was invariably fair, inclusive and diplomatic, never petty. Always handy, he built his own vacation home and made furniture for his family. A natural athlete, he played beach volleyball, softball, basketball, tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, his three children, Robert, Stephen and Lisa, and his four grandchildren, Catherine, David, Robert and Margaret. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made either to the Community Outreach Program of the Neighborhood Church (415 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274) for the benefit of the Sunshine School project, a school program for girls in Afghanistan, or to Harbor Interfaith Shelter & Services, 670 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA 90731. There will be a memorial service for friends and family on December 10, 2010 at 12pm at the Palos Verdes Neighborhood Church.



Robert Petty

Robert Wayne "Bob" Petty, 80, of Salina, Kan., formerly of Simi Valley, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. He was retired from Rockwell International as Jet Propulsion Mechanic in Simi Valley for 22 years, and was also a real estate agent in California for many years., Robert Wayne Petty was born in Paragould, Ark., on July 30, 1930, the son of the late William Petty and Ona Mae (Hoskins) Benthall. He was the husband of Sheila Rose (Smith) Petty. They were married on March 21, 1959 in St. Louis, Mo. He was a Mason and a Scottish Rite member in California., Bob is survived by his wife, Sheila of the home; a daughter, Melissa Petty-Ochoa of Salina; three sons: Jim Cunningham of Colorado, Kenneth Petty of Salina, and Alan Petty of Salina; sisters, Marilyn Copling of Cuba, Mo., Mona Hawkins of Mexico, Mo.; a brother: W. E. "Bill" Petty of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Colton, Carson, Kenneth and Wayne; and a great-grandson, Tristian. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Copling and Melba Riley. A, t the families request there will not be any visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Loren Houltberg officiating. Private inurnment will be at the Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina., The family request donations to be made to St. Judes Hospital.



Robert Solis

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Robert W. (Bob-Bob) Briggs

Born on April 7, 1921 and passed away quietly at home at the age of 89 on November 26, 2010. He was preceded in death by his brother Raymond (Bruz) Briggs. He is survived by his loving wife, Fern of 69 years; daughter Sue (Dave) Sloat, son John (Janene) Briggs, daughter Mary (the late Knox) Campbell; four grandchildren Jon (Emily) Sloat, Mike (Lisa) Sloat, Season Arrington, and Jessica (C.J.) Shaffer. Bob is also survived by 10 great grandchildren: Kaila, Emma, Alyssa, Jimmy, Lily, Chandler, Morgan, Maci, Ada and Cash. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was born and raised in Arcata, California. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in, beginning in 1942. Bob managed the Villa Lodge, a sober living home for 27 years, where he changed many lives with his common sense guidance. He was a long time Giants and Raiders fan. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Per Bob's wishes, no services will be held. Donations in his name may be made to the Drug Abuse Alternative Center in Santa Rosa.



Robert William Prado

Robert William Prado, 58, of Cottonwood died at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Chapel in Burney (335-2247). 



Rocha, Maria J.

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Maria J. Rocha Dec. 21, 1913 - Dec. 1, 2010 OF SAN LEANDRO Maria J. Rocha, a native of Terceira, Acores, passed away peacefully ..... 



Rosita P. Padilla

Rosita P. Padilla 1941 - 2010 Rosita P. Padilla, 69, passed away November 27, 2010, in Bakersfield. She is survived by her husband Louis, sons Louis Jr., Anthony, and their families. Rosary will be Monday, Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, 1515 Baker St., Bakersfield, CA 93305. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, River Blvd.



Ross Shimada

Ross Shimada, Resident of San Jose, 3/21/1929 - 11/17/10, Age 81, Ross passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He is dearly loved and missed by his children Kris Larko (Dennis) and Todd Shimada (Tara). He is survived by his Sister Mary Wakayama, Brother George Shimada and ex-wife Sachiko Shimada. He is the proud Ojichan to Nicholas and Mia. He was predeceased by his brothers Yoshi, Frank and Jack., Ross was a, veteran and a brother in the Shimada Brothers Landscaping. He enjoyed watching the stock ticker, fishing and his daily morning trip to the Maple Leaf Donut Shop., Private services were held. Thank you to the hospice staff at the VA Hospital.



Roy Cummings

ROY E. CUMMINGS January 20, 1935 ~ November 26, 2010 Roy E. Cummings, age 75, of Moreno Valley, passed away November 26, 2010. He was born January 20, 1935 in Corbin, Kentucky to Ottie and Eva Cummins. He leaves behind his greatest love and devoted wife, Keiko, of almost 42 years. Roy is survived by a daughter Sandra Heath (Randy) of San Jacinto, and two sons, Jacky Cummings (Angel) and James Cummings whom reside in Moreno Valley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Savannah, Dylan, Michael, Crystal, and Jennifer, and many great-grandchildren. Roy had 2 dogs, Bam Bam and Susie. He was a very proud husband, father, and grandfather, loved by all for his charm, support, love, and old stories. He was an avid Lakers Fan and Kentucky Wildcat Fan. Roy retired from the Air Force Honorably in 1975, as a Tech Sergeant after 23 years of service. Roy then worked for the City of Riverside for another 20 years and retired in 1996. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Moreno Valley from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The service time is 12:00pm, followed by a graveside service at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:45pm staging area 4.



Roy Vincent

ROY VINCENT Roy Vincent, a fine English gentleman, devoted husband, father, grandfather, passed away in the early hours of December 2, 2010. Roy was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England and moved to the United States in 1980. During WWII, Roy served his country in India. Roy spent 39 years in the building supply industry prior to relocating to Colorado where he and Mrs. Vincent were foster parents and managed apartment complexes. Upon retirement, they settled in California, first in Big Bear Lake, where they were Mr. and Mrs. Santa in the Village, and then in Hemet. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen, daughter Lynda and brother David. He is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Norma (Rushing). He is survived by 7 children, 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Roy also leaves 5 sisters, 3 in England and two in the USA. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 1:00pm. Miller-Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave., Hemet. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Valley Community Church Building Fund or to the Salvation Army, 1779 E. Florida Ave., Suit D2, Hemet, CA 92544



Roy W. Slaton

Roy W. Slaton of Lemoore passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Hanford Community Hospital at the age of 70 years., He was born in Commerce, Texas and raised in Sweetwater, Texas. Roy enlisted in the U.S., in 1957 and served in Korea. After his military service, he operated a backhoe business for several years. In 1967 he went to work for Leprino Foods. Roy worked for Leprino for 30 years serving in several different locals., After retirement, he was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed traveling and fishing. Roy belonged to the York Rite Masons, El Jebel Temple and the Golden Fleece Lodge, #205. He was also a past member of the SIR (sons in retirement), a golfing organization., Roy is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jo Slaton of Lemoore; 1 stepson, Michael Slaton and a stepdaughter, Sharri Nelson and husband, Mike all of Albuquerque, NM; 2 brothers, Travis Slaton and wife Joyce of Sweetwater, Texas and Robert Slaton and wife Kay of Conro, Texas; 1 sister, Brenda Ware and husband Bud of Wink, Texas; a sister-in-law; Susan Quinn and husband Denis of Bronx, NY and many extended family members., Roy was preceded in death his parents, Audis and Georgia Slaton, a son, Ronnie Slaton and a brother, Wayne Slaton., Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday at Phipps-Dale Chapel. Burial will be in the Lemoore Cemetery., Remembrances may be sent to the Lemoore Christian Aid, 224 N. Lemoore Ave., Lemoore, CA 93245.



Russell C. Shura

Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Sebastopol in the early morning hours of November 29th, 2010. He was 84 years old. A resident of the City of Sebastopol since 1946, Russ was originally from the hamlet of Roosevelt, in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. After graduating from high school, Russ joined the Navy in 1944 and was sent to serve as an aviation ordnanceman at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Santa Rosa. He stayed in the area after the war, married a girl from a longtime Sonoma County family, Delores Fouts from Forestville, and started a family. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nola; and his seven children: sons Dan Shura, Jim Shura, Bill Shura, and Darin Love, and daughters Linda Kammer, Karleen Braunstein, and Patty Love; as well as 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. In the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Russ supported his growing family working hard for a variety of west county businesses, including Sturgeon's Sawmill and Rodney Miller Trucking; a skilled mechanic, he also owned and operated a Texaco service station in downtown Sebastopol. While Russ never stopped contributing to his community, as a co-founder of the city's Little League program in 1955, and a Cub Scout Scoutmaster, to cite just two examples, it took him some time to eventually find his real vocation. One of Russ's earliest memories was seeing the Fourth of July parade down Main Street in Roosevelt, Long Island, an event highlighted by the participation of the local fire department. From that time forward, according to the story he often told his children, Russ wanted nothing more than to be a fire fighter. That dream became reality in 1960 when he joined the Sebastopol Volunteer Fire Department. Russ was eventually made fire chief and, in 1977, after working tirelessly at fundraising for the new Sebastopol Fire House and being involved in a wide range of fire service projects, he was chosen as the first full-time fire chief in Sebastopol. A Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Resolution from 1992, issued upon the occasion of Russ's retirement after 32 years of service, states that "Chief Russ Shura has dedicated his adult life to the City of Sebastopol and its environs," and lists several accomplishments to back up that assertion: e.g. his being named Sebastopol Citizen of the Year in 1977; his fundraising efforts; his involvement with United Way; his liaison work with the Red Cross and Disaster Preparedness; his acquisition of fire equipment to make the Sebastopol Department one of the best equipped in the west county, including picking up and driving back a new ladder truck from Wisconsin; etc. Russ loved his family, his community and his country. He enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, traveling around the western United States in his fifth wheel trailer, and hiking in beautiful places like Glacier National Park, as well as taking daily walks with Nola and his neighbors. Ever generous with his time and resources, ever ready to spend time with his extended family and serve his community, Russ Shura lived his dream as a family man, a fire chief and an exemplary citizen. Those of us lucky enough to have known him, or lived or worked with him, will remember his sense of humor, his dedication and integrity, his great capacity for kindness and generosity, and his expansive spirit. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4th, at Sebastopol Veterans Building at 11:00 a.m. Reception following the service will be held at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Russ's name to the Sebastopol Volunteer Fire Department.



Rusty Vidal

Rusty Vidal, Resident of Napa, 1936 - 2010, Rusty Legaspi Vidal, beloved husband of Linda Cadiz Vidal, dear son of the late Antonio Vidal, Sr. & Patrocinia Legaspi Vidal, fond brother of Andy (Fe), Anthony Jr. (Evelyn), Rafael (Dading), Emma Vidal Borromeo (Jesse) and the late Olivia Vidal Deleon, cherished brother-in-law of Al & Ching Jarin, Leni & Behrooz Khazanedar, Ernie & Ely Cadiz, Jun & Maida Cadiz, Gene & Lisa Cadiz, Edy Cadiz and he was loved by all his nieces, nephews, family and friends. Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Tulocay Funeral Home, 411 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707/252-4727. Words of sympathy may be sent to the family on-line at



Ruth Beers Breckenridge

Ruth Beers, Breckenridge, 9/10/1921 - 11/24/2010, PHOTO, Passed away in Roseville on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. She was retired from the US Post Office in Penryn. She resided in Placer County for 55 years. She was born in Flint, Michigan September 10, 1921 to Floyd and Thelma Beers., She is survived by four children; John Breckenridge of Penryn; Carolyn Victor of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; Elizabeth Hopkins of Gridley; and David Breckenridge of Penryn; six siblings, Maxine Koch (IRV), Martha Alberts (Carl), Carl Cook, Wayne Cook, Patricia and Bert; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John Breckenridge and sisters Beverly Gysi, Patsy Helms., She belonged to Penryn order of Eastern Star Chapter #59, Penryn Rainbow Girls Assembly 211, Penryn PTA Past President and Penryn 4-H. Funeral Services will be held at Chapel of the Hills Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 1 p.m. Interment Newcastle Cemetery.



Ruth Lindeburg

Ruth Lindeburg Resident of San Carlos, Ca., since 1945 Aug. 14, 1910-Dec. 1, 2010 Ruth was 100+ years old. Born in Tooele, Utah and was one of 9 children. She lived on a farm until she graduated from Nursing School. Ruth worked as a Nurse for many years. She was a caring, loving person and loved by everyone. Ruth was active in Eastern Star and her church. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband Bill Lindeburg. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother of Vera Lindeburg, Emerald Hills, and Frankie Eakes, San Anselmo, grandmother of Laurie Tipp and Juliene Brown, of San Carlos, Bradford Eakes, San Anselmo. Great Grandmother of Nicholas and Andrew Brown of San Carlos. Ruth worked many years in the family business of Lindeburg & Co. in San Carlos. Ruth had a great sense of humor. Ruth and Bill Lindeburg moved to San Carlos in 1945 at the end of World War II and they both immediately became involved on the activities of San Carlos. She will be missed by everyone. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 11:00a.m at the Mormon Church on Edgewood Road in Redwood City. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the San Carlos Youth Center. Send to: Vera Lindeburg, 1770 Cordilleras Road, Emerald Hills, CA 94062. Ruth had a great love for children. Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel 650-369-4103



Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz

Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz passed away in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 20, from cancer. Born on March 23, 1921 to Harry Perryman and wife, Marie Lamb Perryman, in Shelbyville, Ill., Ruth attended business college and then worked as an executive secretary in a manufacturing firm. She married Larry Holtz in 1944, with whom she reared two sons., She was preceded in death by her brother Richard, who died in childhood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, a World War II veteran of the Navy, and her younger son Gary Holtz, a Vietnam veteran, and she will be buried with them in Arlington Cemetery. She is survived by her elder son, Richard Barry Holtz, Ph.D., and his children, Mark Holtz of Menlo Park, Ca., Andrew Jason Holtz of San Diego, Ca., and Megan Elizabeth Holtz, of Houston, Texas, and by her son Gary's son, Gary Holtz, of Chicago, Ill. Ruth was a long time active participant in the Vacaville Historical Society and a library volunteer. The family expresses its appreciation to Ms. Robyn Burgess and her staff at Houston's senior housing facility, 2100 Memorial Apartments in Houston, Texas, for helping Ruth live happily and independently until her final illness., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, at,



Rutland, Elsie Narvella (Brown)

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Elsie Narvella Rutland (Brown) Oct. 10, 1920 - Nov. 24, 2010 Resident of Oakland, CA Elsie Narvella Rutland (Brown) died Wed., Nov. 24, 2010 ..... 



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Scott Alan Morgan

Scott Alan Morgan, 50, of Castella died on Monday, Nov. 22 in Castella, Calif. He was born in Vallejo on April 21, 1960., A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, 522 Elmira Road. Minister Larry West will be officiating. Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



Sherwood E. "Bud" Houser

SHERWOOD E. "BUD" HOUSER JUN 12, 1918 - NOV 25, 2010 Sherwood Bud'' Houser, a Modesto resident since 1947 went to his Heavenly Father on Thanksgiving Day. He was a man of strength and integrity. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bud was born to Ralph and Osa Houser in Lodi, CA. He was raised in the Merced area, excelling in football and track at Merced High School. He was a WWII veteran serving aboard the Pringle. His life was spared by God when his ship was attacked and sunk. After his honorable Navy discharge, he worked for the De Laval Campany. Upon moving to Modesto, he owned and operated Modesto Dairy Suppy for 20 years. His next career was in the stock brokerage business as a financial advisor for the BrushSlocumb and Dean Witter companies. Bud was a life-long Christian. He met his wife of 62 years, Lucille Gresham at the Church of God in Atwater. They faithfully served the Lord at First Baptist and North Modesto Church of God. As a couple, they were also supportive of local community and school events. Bud met his second wife, Mary Pipes at a church game night, marrying her in 2001. They enjoyed 9 loving years together. Bud was a former and active member of the Exchange Club and a serious and avid golfer at Del Rio Country Club. He was a gentleman golfer who observed all the rules of the game. Bud is survived by his wife, Mary, children Gerald (Sue) Houser and Janna Wolfley of Modesto, Melinda (Rich) Youngs of Franklin, TN, step-son, Douglas Null, 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, wife Lucille, and sisters Dorothy and Lois. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Sherwood Bud'' Houser will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11 AM at the North Modesto Church of God, 1918 Sherwood Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the North Modesto Church of God or to a favorite charity.



Stanley D. Kriner

Stanley D. Kriner, 77, of Redding died Thursday at A Brand New Day Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).



Starks, Iko Terran

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Iko Terran Starks, Sr., 41 Loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother,grandson, nephew, cousin and uncle. ESCONDIDO -- Iko Terran Starks Sr., died Wednesday, November ..... 



Sylvia E. Sturges

Sylvia E. Sturges of Apple Valley, CA, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on November 15, 2010. Born in Inglewood, CA on July 23, 1942, she was a native Californian for 68 years. She was a longtime resident of Redondo Beach and Alpine, CA. She was also a long-term member of the Bostonia Women's Club, for which she served as historian and treasurer, Lakeside Historical Society, TOPS Club and Bank of America bowling team. She worked in the banking industry for 30 years. Left to carry on her memory are her two sons, Tracy Sturges of Grizzly Flats, CA and Todd Sturges of Apple Valley, CA; her faithful companion of 13 years, George Hecker of San Diego; 3 sisters and 1 brother and 5 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, CA. Sylvia was truly a special gift to all who knew her, and she will forever remain in our hearts. Please sign the guestbook at




CRUZ, TERESITA P. of San Diego, CA Oct. 3, 1945 - Nov. 28, 2010 California Cremation & Burial Chapel 619-229-2747




February 25, 1943 ~ November 29, 2010 Tod Hunter of Lodi, formerly of Merced and SoCal, passed away on November 29, 2010, at the age of 67. Tod was born February 25, 1943, in Pennsylvania. He lived in Merced for 25 years, Southern California for 35 years, and most recently in Lodi to be near his family. He worked in the meat sales business for 35 years. He enjoyed golf, travel, and his grandchildren's sports events. Tod is survived by his son, Craig (Cristy) Hunter of Morada; daughter, Kelle Huston of Davis; grandchildren, Clark, Corbett, and Carly Hunter of Morada and Jahmai, Ahbi, Nyjah, Kiade, and Isha Huston of Davis; and sister, Pat (Tom Schmidt) Dahlstrom of Merced. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark and Ruth Hunter and sister, Kim Hunter. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration in Tod's honor on Saturday, December 11th at noon. There is no visitation, and committal is private. For further information, contact Lodi Funeral Home at (209) 369-3564. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tod's name to Tokay High School Athletic Dept. RE: Tod Hunter, C/O Louis Franklin, Athletic Director 1111 W. Century Blvd., Lodi, CA 95240. A virtual register book may be signed at where memories can be shared. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.



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Terry Lee Summers

TERRY LEE SUMMERS DEC 31, 1956 - NOV 24, 2010 Terry Summers, age 53, of Modesto, CA., passed away on Wednesday, November 24th. Terry was born in Modesto to parents Herbert and Dorothy Summers. He was a lifelong resident of Stanislaus County. Terry was a huge NASCAR fan, liked working on his VW bug, horseback backpacking in Kennedy Meadows and playing softball in Turlock at Pedretti Park. He is survived by his three daughters; Jamie (Mike) McClendon, Brandy (Gabe) Durkee, Alisha (Brett) Word; his father, Herbert Summers; brother, Mike (Darlene) Summers; his sister-in-law, Karen Summers; his grandchildren, Taylor, Jewelia, Logan and Braxton; nieces Kristy & Marissa; nephews Jeff & Jonathan. Terry was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Summers and brother Jerry Summers. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 3rd from 4 PM to 8 PM, with a chapel service on Saturday, December 4th at 11:00 AM, both held at Lakewood Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe, Hughson, CA. Lakewood Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Remembrances may be left on line at



Terry Ogami

Terry Masaru Ogami Resident of San Mateo Terry Masaru Ogami, 84, San Mateo, CA, February 12, 1926 - November 13, 2010. Survived by his wife, Mary, son, Gary, daughter-in-law, Caryn, and granddaughters, Caitlyn and Natalie. Also survived by brothers Richard and Sam (Setsuko), and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services were held. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.



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Trinidad Peralta

Trinidad Triunfante Peralta Resident of San Jose Dec. 28, 1915-Nov. 29, 2010 One month shy of her 95th birthday, Trinidad Peralta departed from a long, remarkable, fulfilling life. She leaves behind a son and two daughters, fifteen grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. In death, she joins a grandson, three sons, and her beloved husband of 63 years, Pedro Peralta, Sr. Her one big happy family includes the spouses of her children, past or present and "members" related neither by blood nor marriage, but bonded by love. Trinidad was born on December 28, 1915 in Piddig, Ilocos Norte and was the eldest of nine children. With perseverance and through a series of financial miracles, Trinidad was able to attend Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. She earned a baccalaureate degree and became an elementary school teacher, allowing her to exercise her talent for nurturing throughout her career and life. When Trinidad met Pedro Peralta in a College Seniors' Ball it was love at first sight for both of them. After an old fashioned courtship of exchanged love notes and cards, they were married on November 16, 1940. Throughout her life, Trinidad was a devout Catholic woman, and found strength through prayers and God to carry herself and her family through arduous times. Despite various tragedies she suffered in her many years, she always found a way to make those around her happy, had a big heart, and was very charitable. After retiring as educator, Trinidad originally immigrated in San Jose, CA in 1974. She cared for the new generation of descendants as they transitioned life from PI to the USA and finally settled in 1986. She always had the best interest and welfare of others in mind. She is loved, highly esteemed, and will truly be missed. Visitation and Rosary will be held at Lima Santa Clara Mortuary on Sunday, 12/5/10 from 10 am to 9 pm. Interment will commence on Monday, 12/6/10 at 10:30 am. The Funeral Mass at St. Martin de Tours in San Jose will be followed by burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, and then a lunch reception.



Veda Catherine Littlefield

went to the Lord on Friday, November 26, 2010 after a valiant battle with cancer. She died in Sonoma, California in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Bearheart and Walt Prehn. She was surrounded by her devoted husband, Vaughn Littlefield, and her loving family. Veda worked for many years in the Northtown medical office starting with Dr. Bertelsen in 1956, staying with the same office through a long series of physicians who took over the office. She always said that "she came with the furniture." She loved her job and thrived on her connections with the patients. In retirement, Veda loved to play bridge. She loved her fellow bridge players who were so supportive to her during her illness. Veda and Vaughn loved working with their many beautiful flowers. Most of all, Veda's family was the pride and joy of her life as was demonstrated by her unfailing devotion to them. Veda was born in Loleta during a flood. She loved to tell how the doctor had to take a boat to deliver her. She grew up and attended school in Ferndale. She attended Los Angeles City College for one year. Veda was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Capaul and Josephine Gartman Capaul, who both immigrated to Ferndale from Switzerland; by her brothers Alex and John Capaul, by her sister Ann McKay, and her nephew, Mike McKay. She is survived by her loving husband, Vaughn Littlefield, her daughter Anne Bearheart and husband Walt Prehn of Sonoma, California, her son, Chris Littlefield and wife Debra of Lockeford, California, her ten grandchildren Jaycie, Dustin, Lauren, Avery, Heather, Paul , Elizabeth, Cassie, Matt, and Chrissie, and her five great-grandchildren Zach, Jonah, Sarah, Hayley, and Mackenna. Veda would like you to remember her laughter, her smile, her love of teasing, and her many good card games with her friends. She loved you all. At her request Veda's service will be private and requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice or one's favorite charity. Please sign the guest book at



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Vickey Schamun

Saturday, December 4, 2010 3:00 AM 

Vickey Marie (Kirkbride) Schamun was born in Tulare, Calif., to Charles and Nellie Kirkbride. The family settled in Santa Rosa with siblings Doris, Marlin, Loren, Robert and Verna. Vickey met Hans Sch


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Victor Lewis Dusio

Victor Lewis Dusio 1962 - 2010 Victor Dusio, age 48, of Fremont and Redding, born September 30, 1962, passed away November 25, 2010 in Fremont, California. He is survived by his twin sons, Kevin and Mark and wife Kathleen. He was preceded in death by his father Richard. He is survived as well by his mother Carol of Redding, sister Susan Ayala of Redding, brother Richard Jr. of Nevada City and sisters Kathleen Dusio-Mankin, Diane (Teri) Dusio and Dana (Toni) Dusio, all of Redding. He was a Sales Engineer for 18 years with Bay Advanced Technologies of Fremont. He always seemed to have a project going; he'd tinker in the garage or improve a room in the house or section of the yard. He most of all enjoyed spending time with his boys; he embraced life to the fullest. His gregarious personality made him many friends in his personal and professional life. Victor will always be remembered by his love of life and quick wit. 'The old Vic' will be missed by many, but he will always be in our hearts. His services will be at 11:00 am Monday, December 6, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 2600 Shasta View Drive, Redding. Please sign the guestbook at



Victor Salazar Garcia Jr.

Victor Salazar Garcia, Jr., 1985 – 2010, Victor Salazar Garcia, 25, of Nipomo, passed away on November 25, 2010. Victor was born April 27, 1985 in Santa Maria., Victor, Victor, Victor what can we say. He was a big teddy bear with the biggest Heart! He was misunderstood by many, but those who were close to him new the wonderful, kind person he was. He always needed to surround himself with family and laughter and he brought laughter to all. He had a very close relationship with his mother. They were best friends and did everything together. His father taught him to be a hard working man, sisters showed him unconditional love, his son and nephews loved him to pieces. Victor's son Victor Salazar Garcia III meant the world to him and was a very important part of his life. He loved him so much!! He had a very close connection with his cousins Bobby Ramos, Jr., Ramon Ramos, James Gomez and Thomas Olvera. They did everything together and they were brothers!! Victor will always be in our hearts loved by all and we will see him again in PARADISE., Victor is survived by his father Victor Salazar Garcia, Sr. and mother Sophia Ann Garcia, sisters; Annamarie Morales (Alex Sr.) and Angie Marie Garcia, his son Victor Salazar Garcia III, nephews; Joseph, Alex Jr., Adam, Andrew, Isaiah and Ayden. He is also survived by his maternal Nana Marylou Gomez, his paternal grandparents Ramon and Janie Garcia and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Victor was preceded in death by his Tata Jose C. Gomez. Victor was his Tata's Camp eon (champion). Jehovah God will keep him in his memory. And He said to him: "Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in paradise." LUKE 23:43, Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2010, followed by funeral services at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 in the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at



Virginia Boisseree

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Virginia Montgomery

Virginia S. Montgomery Resident of Monte Sereno May 15, 1930-Dec. 2, 2010 Virginia Montgomery passed away on Thursday after a long illness. Her beautiful smile and warm, generous heart will be missed by all who knew her. Virginia was born Virginia Sanchez in Buena Park, California. She moved to Los Gatos when she was eight years old and has lived in the area ever since. She graduated from Los Gatos High School in 1948 and married her high school sweetheart soon after. They were married for almost 62 years. Virginia is survived by her loving husband, Earl, and her four children John (Chizuko) of Tokyo, Japan, Sandy (Fernando) of Campbell, Don of Bethyl Isle, and Kathy (David) of Campbell her five grandchildren Aimee, Sergio, Michio, Mario and Sachiko,and a great grandson Jaden. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at 6pm followed by a rosary at 7pm, and a funeral service on Wednesday, December 8 at 10:00 am at DARLING FISCHER Chapel of the Hills, 615 N. Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos. Burial to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.




LUSK, WILMA J. Of Delmar 08/17/1930 ~ 11/18/2010 Scatter at Sea off Coast of San Diego Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619)425-9111.



Walter A. McCain

WALTER A. McCAIN DEC 24, 1920 - NOV 30, 2010 Age 89, of Salida. He was born in Mineola, Texas to Ocie (Hinson) and William McCain. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Wilbert, Lillian, and Betty McCain. Walt is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Dean Ford, sons Ronald (Patricia), Harold (Teresa) and Michael (Charlotte). Walt and Betty have 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Two great grandchildren preceded Walt in death. Walt served In the, during WW II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served for 20 plus years as a worker In the Oakland Temple. Walt enjoyed fishing, woodworking and tinkering in his yard and garden. He retired after 35 years as a carpenter working on many bay area structures including Candlestick Park. Viewing will be held Saturday, December 4th at 12noon, services at 1pm, 4300 Dale Road, burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.



Warren Lewis

Warren Lewis, 87, of Boulder City, Nevada went to be with the Lord on November 27, 2010., He was born on December 10, 1922 in Harrah, Oklahoma to Charles and Cora Lewis. In 1941, he married Goldie Louise Word and moved to Oxnard that same year. He served in the U.S. Navy, and spent 48 years as a civil servant at Pt. Hueneme Naval Base, managing various functions of the Transportation Department. He also worked several part-time jobs as a meat cutter at Noren's Market, Santa Cruz Market, and Johnson Farms., A man of great faith, he was a long-time member of the First Southern Baptist Church of El Rio. Warren loved fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He moved to Henderson, Nevada in 2005, and most recently lived in the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City., Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 2003, as well his brothers, Charlie Lewis and Ivan Lewis, and his sisters, Hazel Cunningham and Jessie Warren., Warren and Louise lived in the same home in El Rio for over 50 years., He is survived by sons, Jim Lewis of Henderson, Nevada; Bill Lewis of Niwot, Colorado, and Bill's wife Merilee. He has five grandchildren: Jimmy Lewis, Jillayne Ange, Brian Lewis, Kate Lewis, and Wil Lewis, as well as eight great-grandchildren, Marissa, Paige, Geoffrey, Jimmy, Jennifer, Vanessa, Kristen, and Kirsten., A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 4, at Joseph P. Reardon Mortuary Chapel, 757 East Main Street, in Ventura. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura.



Wilfred Williamson

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William J. Figge Jr.

William J, Figge Jr. AKA as "Bill, Billy, Honey, Dad, Grampy, Uncle Bill was born on January 24, 1925 in Booneville, Missouri. He was the 5th of 6 children. His family relocated to Hollywood, California in 1931 where he attended school. Bill most liked going to the beach, time with his buddies and occasionally sneaking into the movies., When WWII started Bill joined the Navy. He spent most of his service in the Pacific War Theater as a Seaman First Class Gunners Mate on Destroyers and Merchant Marine Vessels. Bill met his future wife, Patricia "Pat" DuFort in 1945 on a blind date. He relentlessly pursued her until she finally agreed to be married on July 12, 1946. Their romance continued for 64 more years. And Patsy has always been at his side., After coming home and starting a family, Bill attended law school at nights holding many jobs until 1952 when he started a 35 year career with the Automobile Club of Southern California. For many years he was the #1 Sales Representative for the Club. Most of his years were spent in Management until he retired in 1987. He was seen as an outstanding leader, mentor and role model., During Bill's time with the Auto Club he developed a passion for community service. He held leadership positions for many organizations such as, Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association. He collected coins, antique lighters and old license plates. He was an amateur Magician, delighting everyone. He loved to bring smiles and laughter. Bill and Patsy spent many years in camaraderie with the Conejo Campers Club and have fond memories of traveling the USA with close friends in their RV. He always had great energy, determination, positive thinking, optimism, and encouraged all he met., Many relied on Bill's integrity. He was kind and forgiving and enjoyed volunteering with organizations such as Mana. He often said he was a "lucky man". Those who knew him know that he made most of his own luck. Bill lived by the Golden Rule and deeply believed in the Serenity Prayer. His commitment to America and its principles was often a rousing topic of conversation. He always reminded us of our obligation to vote and to take responsibility for our freedoms. Bill brought a lot of joy and love to everyone., He will be greatly missed and remembered by his family and friends. He leaves his wife Patsy, son Bill, daughter-in-law Patti, granddaughters, Kristen Ruiz and husband Michael and Kimberly Garfias and husband Nicholas. He was especially proud of his great-grandchildren, Reiko Garfias and Jackson Ruiz., Bill died peacefully surrounded by his family at home on November 29, 2010.



William James Bullis (Featured)

William James Bullis, 17, died, along with his father and his grandmother, in the fire that followed the explosion Sept. 9, 2010, of a natural-gas line in San Bruno, Calif. He was a student at Millbrae High School and is survived by his mother, Sue, and his sister, Janine.



Wilmont Baker

Wilmont Elwin Baker, 82, of Orange, Calif. passed away November 28, 2010 in Orange, Calif. of natural causes. He was born June 15, 1928, to Claude and Pearl Baker in Albion, Maine. He married Gloria Rose Mazza on July 12, 1951 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He served in the military 20 years and then worked in the Aerospace industry for another 20 years. He is survived by his daughters, Renata Cooley, Brenda Baker, and Rosemary Baker; sons, Wilmont Baker Jr., John Baker, and Randall Baker; 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Gloria Rose Baker. A memorial service was held December 2, 2010 at Park Plaza in Orange, Calif. Interment will be on December 9, 2010 at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Cathedral City, Calif. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.



Wyllys Eugene Hurlbut

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Yoshiko DOHMAE

DOHMAE, Yoshiko 86, passed away on November 30, 2010 at Placentia Linda Hospital in Placenita. She is survived by her loving husband, Hiroshi Dohmae; son, Charles Tajiri of Orange Co.; daughter, Susan Tajiri; brother of Paul (Laura) Tsutsui; sister, Barbara (Kit) Sugai both of Reedley; sisters-in-law, Shiz and Jean Tsutsui of Reedley and Martha Tsutsui of Berkeley; brothers-in-law, Satoshi and Isamu Dohmae both of Japan; sisters-in-law, Eiko Nakatsugawa and Toshiko Nakanishi both of Japan; many nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 7, at Fukui Mortuary "Chapel in the Garden," 707 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, with Rev. Dr. Richard Kuyama of Centenary United Methodist Church officiating. (213) 626-0441



Yvonne Marie Powers

Yvonne Marie Powers, 82, passed away peacefully in Ventura on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010., Yvonne was born on May 12, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, the only child of James Arnold and Lillian Cason Arnold. She graduated Ladywood School in 1946 and later attended St. Marys College in Notre Dame, Ind. Yvonne loved books, movies, current events, and was forever fascinated by and curious about changes in the world. "Nana" was first and foremost a mom, a grandma, and a great-grandma. She had five children as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild., She also found time to put in 10 years with the Ventura County Probation Department in addition to many years as a volunteer teachers aide. Yvonnes family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues will remember her as a gentle, kind, humorous, curious, and generous person. She was a true and loyal friend, with many of strong and deep relationships spanning more than 50 years. She also enjoyed volunteering and attending events of all kinds at Holy Cross School and St. Bonaventure., It gave her great joy to see her grandsons, Soren and Loren, graduate from St. Bonaventure High School. She was very proud of them and all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Katy, Claire, Janie, Chris, Harrison, Wyatt, and Charlie. Yvonne was twice widowed: Her first husband, Robert T. Carville passed away in 1960, and her second husband, E. J. Ted Powers, passed away in 1992. Her eldest son, Ted, succumbed earlier this year following a valiant battle with cancer., Yvonne, too, faced a number of medical battles of her own throughout the years, always with a positive, I have much to live for, I can beat this attitude. She was an inspiration for this and so many other things she did., Yvonne is survived by her children, Suzanne, Tom, Jim, and Mike. Her extended family include Anneke and her dearest friends, Leila, Trudy, Sue, Pattie, and Mary Ann, to name just a few., One of her passions was being one of the bookies, a collective nickname for members of her beloved book club. Yvonne touched many lives and was touched by so many in the community, too. She is and will be missed., Yvonne and her family want to extend a very heartfelt "Thank you" to the skilled and caring doctors, nurses, and staff at the VCMC Hospital and Emergency Department. Its impossible to list everyone who helped Yvonne over the years, but there are some who deserve special recognition for their extraordinary service, concern, and friendship. These include Dr. Clark, Dr. Blickenstaff, Dr. Esherick, Dr. Guidotti, Dr. Helmer, Dr. Slater, and Dr. Ulrich, to name a few. VCMC's Nursing Director, Cyndie Cole, and Social Services Manager, Matthew Tuftee, were also above-and-beyond helpful on numerous occasions. In addition, we are grateful to the fine and caring staff at The Venturan Convalescent Center. Their collective professionalism, concern, and compassion helped to make Yvonne's final days restful, peaceful, and dignified. Father Steve Davorens bedside visits at The Venturan also brought her great comfort. Yvonne's family and friends will be forever grateful., A Rosary for Yvonne will be recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home. Yvonne's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Ventura. Her cremated remains will be laid to rest next to her husbands, E.J. Ted Powers, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park following the service., In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be sent to the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation, in memory of Yvonne Powers, at 2323 Knoll Drive, Suite 313, Ventura, CA 93003 (Tax #95-6096141).



de Hernandez, Augustina Sanchez

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1:00 AM 

Augustina Sanchez de Hernandez passed away in Lodi on December 1, 2010 at the age of 86. Born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, she has .....