Alice Elizabeth Ochs Passed away 11/27/2010. Memorial services at New Life Christian Center, Novato on 12/18 at 11 a.m. In addition to working at the USPS for nearly 25 years, Alice was an actress, director, writer, jeweler, photographer, craftswoman. Widow of political folk singer Phil Ochs, she spent the last three decades as a devoted Christian, leading the jail ministry at her church, and creating plays to spread the message of Christ. She attended Bible College and became a minister. She will be dearly missed, most especially her sister Maria, daughter Meegan, son-in-law Jay, Alice's grandchildren Cierra and Caiden.
Anita Kathleen Kilpatrick Staub Eickenhorst Anita Eickenhorst, born on Christmas Eve, 1947, died on All Saints Day, 2010, surrounded by the love of her husband, close friends and clergy of several faith traditions. She had suffered a catastrophic stroke on the afternoon of 29 October 2010, was cared for during the last three days of her life by an extremely competent, professional and compassionate team of ER, ICU and Neuro-Critical Care staff at SF General, and was then called home to the loving arms of God. Anita graced the lives of all whose paths she crossed, especially those who were privileged to walk with her for a while. A delightful laugh, the ability to see humor in much of life's drama, sparkling blue eyes, an analytic mind, fierce loyalty, and a deep faith were some of her trademarks. Gifted with a lovely soprano voice, Anita delighted in making a glad noise, and her recent discovery of Bach's Cantatas added yet another dimension to her spiritual life and celebration of the sacred. During the last year of her life, Anita found her true spiritual home in the Roman Catholic Church at St Dominic's, San Francisco, and celebrated her Baptism into the faith at Easter Tide of this year. On Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:15 AM, there will be a music Prelude and Requiem Mass at Saint Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St, San Francisco. On Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, there will be a further celebration of Anita's life at Campbell Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito. Charitable contributions in Anita's memory may be made to Saint Dominic's Catholic Church, San Francisco or Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito., Anita Kathleen Kilpatrick Staub Eickenhorst Anita Eickenhorst, born on Christmas Eve, 1947, died on All Saints Day, 2010, surrounded by the love of her husband, close friends and clergy of several faith traditions. She had suffered a catastrophic stroke on the afternoon of 29 October 2010, was cared for during the last three days of her life by an extremely competent, professional and compassionate team of ER, ICU and Neuro-Critical Care staff at SF General, and was then called home to the loving arms of God. Anita graced the lives of all whose paths she crossed, especially those who were privileged to walk with her for a while. A delightful laugh, the ability to see humor in much of life's drama, sparkling blue eyes, an analytic mind, fierce loyalty, and a deep faith were some of her trademarks. Gifted with a lovely soprano voice, Anita delighted in making a glad noise, and her recent discovery of Bach's Cantatas added yet another dimension to her spiritual life and celebration of the sacred. During the last year of her life, Anita found her true spiritual home in the Roman Catholic Church at St Dominic's, San Francisco, and celebrated her Baptism into the faith at Easter Tide of this year. On Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:15 AM, there will be a music Prelude and Requiem Mass at Saint Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St, San Francisco. On Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, there will be a further celebration of Anita's life at Campbell Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito. Charitable contributions in Anita's memory may be made to Saint Dominic's Catholic Church, San Francisco or Christ Episcopal Church, Sausalito.
HALL, ANNIE LOUISE San Diego 2/29/40 - 12/5/10 12/9/10 at 11 a.m. St. Paul Baptist Church Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619) 263-3141
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Albert M. Rodgers Resident of San Jose Passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the age of 79. Al is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Don (Sam) Rodgers of Morgan Hill, Terri (John) Murray of Ripon; grandchildren, Matthew, Meagan, Kaitlin, Shelane and Stefanie; great grandchildren, Scott, Sara and Luke. A memorial service will be held on December 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of the Chimes 1447 Bryan Ave. San Jose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the .
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Loud, Alice Astikian April 8, 1917 - December 2, 2010 Alice Elizabeth Astikian was born to Yeprem and Satenig Astikian on April 8, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio. Alice graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in 1935, and attended college at Case Western University, where she graduated in 1939 from the Cleveland School of Art. Alice, a gifted artist, worked in metals, oil paints, plastics, as well as fabrics. Her eye for beauty and bent to innovation prompted her to pursue the skills and knowledge she believed could aid her in the design and production of her art work. To that end, she enrolled in a Solid Geometry course at Los Angeles City College, and it was there that she met her husband, Charles Loud. On June 15, 1957, the two were married in Gethsemane Church in Los Angeles. Alice and Chuck enjoyed traveling throughout California and to Europe, while growing beautiful gardens at their home in Canoga Park. Above all, family was of paramount importance to Alice. She and Chuck enjoyed entertaining, hosting family events in their home, and having their nieces and nephew visit regularly. Alice was devoted to three things in her life, art and design, her family, and to her husband Charles. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Yeprem and Satenig, sister Grace, brother Harry, and sister Nancy. She is survived by her husband Charles and sister Isabel. There will be a graveside service on Saturday December 11th at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills - (800) 204-3131.
Allan John Lindner passed away on November 17, 2010 from complications of the cancer he was fighting., Allan was born on October 9,1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in The, from 1953-1961., He is survived by his wife Josefa Lindner, three children: Ursula Lincoln (Glenn Lincoln), Sandra Bellardino (John Bellardino), Daniel Lindner (Keri Lindner) and six grandchildren: Linc and Benjamin Lincoln, Gianna and Sofia Bellardino and Landon and Noah Lindner., Allan was a wonderful man who loved to travel and touched many hearts along the way. He is and always will be in our hearts., Services will be held at noon on December 11, 2010 at The Calvary Bible Church in Lucerne Valley.
ALVIN G. ALLEN DEC 08, 1962 - DEC 17, 2009 Happy Birthday Daddy, I miss you every minute and every second of everyday. I lost you at the most important time in my life. I can't believe you are gone, but I know you are still here with me and our family. I love you so much and I pray that you are happy and at peace!Love, your daughter, Olivia Allen
Alvin "Mac" McElroy, 82, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away November 29, 2010. He was born August 10, 1928 to Alvin McElroy and Rosamae Carlton in Danville, Va. He married Marian Geringer Sepulveda on March 11, 2010 in Laughlin, Nev. Alvin served in the U.S.
Anna Marie (Lerza) Guth Passed away on December 6, 2010. She was the widow of Leland Guth who predeceased her in 2004 after over 50 years of marriage. She was the beloved mother of Mary Lou (Steve) Bartoletti, Jeannine (Craig) Hritz, and Leanne (Bob) Chapman. She delighted in her grandchildren Jodi (Greg) Coffey, Joshua Hritz and Lisa Chapman and her great grandchildren Ariana, Alora, Keegan, and Aimery Coffey. Sister of the late Annina Lerza, Mafalda Lerza, Clara Elevi and Francis Lerza. Surviving relatives include two sister-in-laws: Frances Dittle, Mary Lerza, several nieces and nephews. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Italian immigrants and grew up in Lodi and Stockton, CA. She graduated from Mary's Help School of Nursing in 1943 and remained close friends with her fellow alumnae, especially Ida Volkmann. She served as a Navy nurse in WWII. She and the family lived for over 50 years in the Haight Ashbury/St. Agnes parish where she was a leader in community affairs including PTA, Camp Fire, and Girl Scouts. She held an appointment on the State Medical Quality Review Board. Her main interests included being Past-President of the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association, and SF Republican Women. She was one of the organizers of the "no panhandle freeway" movement. In 1999, she and Lee moved to the Magnolia of Millbrae, and since 2008 she has lived under the care of the excellent staff at Pacifica Nursing and Rehab. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 10th at 9:00a.m., Good Shepherd Church, 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica. Interment follows at Golden Gate National Cemetery with Military Honors at noon. Donations to Guide Dogs for the Blind or Parkinson's of Northern CA. is preferred. Arrangements by Duggans Serra Mortuary of Daly City. Please sign the online guestbook at Duggans-serra.com or SFGate.com
Anna Jane Swanson December 7, 1922 - November 29, 2010 Jane was a woman who touched the lives of everyone she knew with her faith, her courage and her wonderful sense of humor. She passed quickly and quietly from this life at the age of 88 leaving behind her children Terry Swanson, and Michele Davis, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A service in her honor will be held at the Bowman Community Church in Cottonwood on Friday evening December 10 at 7:00 PM. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Anna M. Murdock, 82, of Anderson died Tuesday at Oak River Rehab in Anderson. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
Anne Calbo of Pat-terson, N.Y., died Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Carmel, N.Y. after a long illness. She was 75. Mrs. Calbo was born Aug. 21, 1935 in New York, N.Y., daughter of the late Pasquale and Dominica (Caravella) Piscitelli. She graduated from Walton H.S. in Bronx, N.Y. in 1952 then married John N. Calbo at Immaculate Conception Church on Gun Hill Rd. in the Bronx. Mrs. Calbo moved to Patterson in 1968 and became a member of Sacred Heart Church and worked for M & T Bank in Brewster for fifteen years before retiring in 1999. Besides her husband, John of Patterson, Mrs. Calbo is survived by her two daughters, Theresa Herrington and her fiancï¿½e, Terry Magann of Danbury, and Patricia Colucci and her husband, Buddy of Patterson, N.Y.; two brothers, Frank and his wife, Esther Piscitelli of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Vincent and his wife, Madeline Piscitelli of Ardsley, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Matthew, Corey and Kyle; and three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Johnathan and Jackson A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 9, 2010, 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Patterson, NY. Interment following in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery in Brewster, N.Y.. Friends may call in Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Calbo's memory may be made to . For on line condolences please go to
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Ronnie "Rico" Apodaca, 55 CARLSBAD -- Ronnie Apodaca passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010. He was born September 29, 1955, son of Al (Malucho) .....
ARLA JEAN "SUSIE" HOFFMAN Born July 11, 1924 in the prairies of North Dakota, passed on to glory on December 6, 2010 in Hemet, California, at the age of 86. Susie grew up in the wheat country of North Dakota and Alberta, Canada. Susie accepted the Lord in 1957 and soon thereafter joined the Church of the Open Door in downtown Los Angeles. She was known as a tireless helper at social events. Susie was a charter member of the Inland Valley Baptist Fellowship. A stroke in 1996 left her without the stamina that she enjoyed in earlier years. Susie was characterized by her willingness to help, her hospitality and her outgoing personality. Susie is survived by her son, Larry McGee and her step-children, Ken, Sheryl, Caryl and Kathi. She also had ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 9th, at 10:00am at the Inland Valley Baptist Fellowship, 2700 W. Johnston Avenue, Hemet, CA 92545. There will be a luncheon following the service and graveside servoce will be at Riverside National Cemetery. 951-658-4433 #FD833
Arnold David Magee November 3, 1931 - December 6, 2010 Visitation for Arnold David Magee will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. An evening service will be held at Truth Tabernacle (214 Hosking Avenue) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery (3700 River Blvd) on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Arnold was a good man who was loved by all his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of almost 58 years. He was a faithful minister of the United Pentecostal Church and was a Deacon of Truth Tabernacle in Bakersfield. He retired from Panama Buena Vista School District. His neighbors and friends knew him for his integrity. He will be greatly missed. Arnold is also survived by his children, Jonathan David Magee, Nathan Arnold Magee and Naomi Stampes; daughter-in-law, Sandy Magee; son-in-law, Tim Stampes and grandchildren, Rebecca Magee, Rachel Hills, Ashley Suthers, Steven Suthers, Nathan Anthony Magee, Kelsi Jean Magee, Kaitlyn Paige Stampes, Zachary Stampes and Peter Stampes. For additional service information, contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
Arthur L. Feliz, Arthur Feliz, 86, Redding, died Thursday, November 26, 2010 in his home. Art's parents were Arthur Louis Sr. and Marie Feliz of New York. He attended high school in Southern California where he lived for 55 years. He moved to Redding in 1979 where he owned and operated Arthur Feliz Plastering. He was a member of Southern California Plasterers Union. Art served in the U.S. Navy and was a WWII veteran. He was an avid fisherman and loved to cook. His smoked salmon was a favorite of many residents of Redding. Art is predeceased by his wife, Jackie and sons, Cary and Chris. He is survived by his life partner and companion of 21 years, Judy Miller; daughters Denise Meinke, Julie Miller-Wilson, Kathy Evans; son David Miller; and many grand children and great grand children. Art was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by those who knew him. He was cremated at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Many things can be said about Mr. Ascension R. Lazos. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive man, his compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing his charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. He was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things he sought to accomplish. Ascension was a mentor, a natural "teacher" capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around him. He generally had a focus on harmony and peace. Ascension was born on May 25, 1922 at Upland, Calif., His parents were Leonidez (Lazos) and Antonio Robledo. Ascension was raised in Chihuahua, Mexico and later moved back to Ventura County. One of Ascension's favorite things to do was having a big BBQ at Steckle Park and inviting whose he loved to spend quality family time, even if it meant spoiling his grandchildren at times. What brought a smile to Ascension and joy to his heart was playing the harmonica for people., He is reunited with his devoted wife, Tita Hernandez de Lazos, three sisters, and his parents. He leaves behind his daughters, Aucencia (Abraham) Friend, Maria (Gregorio) Ortega, and Yolanda (Simon) Hernandez; sons, Leobardo (Delia) Lazos, Petronilo Lazos and Esteban Lazos; 17 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren., The Lazos family would like to give a special Thank You to a lot of little angels that gave unconditional support, care and love to our beloved Ascension during the time he spend at Vista Cove AKA Twin Pines. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 at Funeraria del angel Stetler Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Father Charles Lueras officiating, 427 N. Oak St., Santa Paula, CA 93060, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, 2370 North H St., Oxnard, CA 93030. Arrangements are under the direction of Funeraria del angel Stetler Mortuary, 128 S. 8th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060; 525-5595.
Augustine Arthur Rosales III May 13, 1992 - December 5, 2010 Augie came to this world May 13, 1992 and was called home Dec. 5, 2010. Augie is survived by his mother, Kathryn Jean Hart; grandparents, Gayle Hart and Thomas Hart, Augie and Joyce Rosales; aunt and uncle, Maurine and Nic Bekaert; cousins, Gabriel and Leila Bekaert; along with numerous cousins, aunts and a great aunt; as well as special friend, Cassandra Lopez. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Clifford and Eva Woods, Herman and Jewel Hart and paternal grandmother, Connie Rosales. He is also survived by his father, Augustine Rosales, Jr. Augie was beautiful inside and out. Augie proudly graduated high school and aspired for a career in nursing. He loved to skateboard and spend time with his family and friends. Augie was very smart and talented. He was courageous and brought strength and love to his family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Graff and the amazing team at Mercy Southwest who worked mercifully to save my beautiful son. To my Augie from Mom. I love you so much. I am so proud of you and blessed to be your mother. When you left baby a piece of me went with you. You, Augie, were my whole life. I love you. Mommy Please join in a Celebration of my son's life Thursday, Dec. 9, at 2:00 p.m., at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Augie's name to ASPCA, because Augie never met an animal he didn't like. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara
HOLGUIN, BETTY ARLENE of Carlsbad 03/23/1935 - 12/03/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 729-9182
Barbara Barbic, Resident of Reno, NV, Passed away peacefully on December 4, 2010, wife of the late Milton Barbic, Beloved mother of Alan (Michele) Barbic, Cheryl (Mark) Ban, Mark and Duane Barbic. Dear grandmother of Paul Ban, Ben, L'Anja, Jinaye, Jewel, Garrett and Brandon Barbic, Melody (Dan) Haak and Amber (David) Miramontez. Great-grandmother of 9. Sister of Jerald (Mary Ann), Carolyn, and Robert (Mary Ann) Infantino. Barbara was born in San Francisco on April 21, 1932, raised her family in San Jose and lived in Reno, Nv. the last 5 years. Her kitchen was the center of everyone's world and she was "Mom" to many. Barbara was greatly loved and will be missed more than words can express., Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the DARLING-FISCHER CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos, CA. Interment Private.
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Benjamin Pepe Garcia Passed away peacefully December 6, 2010 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of the late Idelle Zelver Garcia; loving father of Alyson Garcia-Smith, Laura Garcia Castro, and Leslie T. Garcia and father-in-law of Donald Smith, Michael Castro and Lori Garcia; devoted grandfather of Roxanne, Charlotte & Samantha Smith, Aleck, Rita & Lola Castro, and Benjamin Joseph Garcia. Served in the US Army 2nd Infantry Division, Korean Conflict; Patrol Special, SFPD and long-time employee of SFSU. Private Services Salem Memorial Park, Colma. Memorial donations may be made to the, Please visit his webpage at obit.duggans-serra.com
Bernice O. Akers passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Shoreline Care Center in Oxnard. She was 90 years of age., Bernice was born April 27, 1920 in Dallas County, Arkansas and enjoyed her lifelong career as a homemaker. She and her husband Doc came to California from Arkansas in 1938 and they settled in Santa Paula. In 1958 they moved to Oxnard, which they permanently called home., She was the loving mother of Patrick (Leola), Mike (Glenda) and Dan Akers (the late Sharon). She is also survived by her brother Paul Calaway (Frances) of Michigan; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bernice was predeceased by her husband, Grover (Doc) Akers., A graveside service of remembrance will be held at 11am on Tuesday, December 7 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012, (805) 482-1959. Please visit our website at www.conejomountain.com
Resident of San Jose, Bert was born on July 23, 1946 and died on December 4, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He married Nicci (Kelso) Bandy and they enjoyed 43 wonderful years together. They were blessed with three sons Brett, Mike, Rich, daughter-in-law Angelique and three grandchildren Darren, Ryan, and Matthew., He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Bandy and is survived by his mother Marcelle Bandy and brother Vernon Bandy Jr. of Fresno, CA, A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday December 10, 2010 at 2PM preceded by a viewing from 11AM to 2PM at DARLING FISCHER CAMPBELL MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 231 E Campbell Avenue Campbell CA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America.
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Betty Drew, a beloved "Mom", "Grandma", "G-Ma", "Aunt Betty" passed away December 5, 2010 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She was born February 27, 1927 in Highland, CA to Jessie Brotton and Lizzie Ellis. She spent part of her childhood in Phoenix, AZ, moving to San Pedro as a teenager. She married Thomas H. Drew in 1946, settling in Redondo Beach to become a homemaker and mother. Her willingness to listen, generous nature, great sense of humor and artistry will be sorely missed. Crafts, from cake decorating to knit and crochet, were her artistic outlet. Afghans and slippers, stuffed animals, baby blankets and booties would magically appear from her fingertips, her hands were seldom idle. She spent many hours at soccer and softball games, always cheering on her granddaughters and questioning the ref's abilities. She was a survivor and kept a positive attitude through the many trials in her life. Her last few weeks were spent preparing for a move to Washington state to live with her granddaughter, Alina, son-in-law, Jon and her adoring "Tootie", unfortunately her illness precluded the move but didn't stop her delighted anticipation. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy; and brothers, Billy and Bobby. She is survived by her son, Frank (Bobbie) of Janesville, WI; and daughter, Melinda (Rick) of Redondo Beach; her grandchildren, Alina Anderson (Jon), Kelsie Weber, Carissa Weber, Dan Drew, Tom Drew (Kelly), and Erika Drew; great-grandchildren Olivia ("Tootie") Anderson, Kasey Drew-DeGarmo, Joel Drew and Laci Drew; brother, Jim Brotton (Sue); and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to son-in-law, Rick, nephew, Donnie, loving friends, Phyllis, Sonny, Ray, Debra, and Albert. Please join the family to share memories of Betty on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 1-4 at her home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to your local Salvation Army or the Little Company of Mary Foundation. Please sign the guestbook at
Betty Jo Hix 1940 - 2010 Betty Jo Hix, 70, of Maysville went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born February 16, 1940 at Shawnee, Oklahoma to John William McKinley and Ruby Estelle Hucks McKinley Anderson. Betty moved to Maysville 10 years ago from Bakersfield, CA. She was an ordained minister who did ministering through her antique store, KT's Mall. At one time Betty owned a drive-in, worked as a hairdresser, and was a silver smith. She had also worked as a builder and remodeled homes. Betty enjoyed being around people. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Betty will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. Her survivors include her sons: Leanord Dale Gibson and wife, Connie of Maysville; Larence Dewayne Gibson of Wynnewood; daughter, Linda Kay Jones of Maysville; grandchildren: Lynetta Rachelle Gibson, Laura Michelle Horn, Lacey Dawn Estrada, Lila Marie Gibson, Leanord Dale Gibson, Jr., Leaza Renae Gibson, Haley Loraine Tinnin, Kjersti Lisabeth Gibson, Tara Marie Jones, and Briann Elizabeth Jones; great grandchildren: Hayden Nicole Lopez, Jakob Michael Horn, and Allison Dawn Gibson. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, and sisters. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Winans Funeral Home Chapel, Maysville, OK with Rev. Richard Molina officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family at, Winans Funeral Home (405) 867-5151
Billie Jane Spahr Phillips, 86, departed from this world peacefully Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at her home in Arroyo Grande. Billie, the daughter of Bill and Lucy Spahr of Council, Idaho, was born in Boise. After graduating from Council High School, she attended the University of Idaho at Moscow and later transferred to Stanford, where she graduated with a degree in Physical Education. In 1947, Billie moved to Arroyo Grande, where she took a position as a P.E. teacher at Crown Hill School. Soon she met Mike Phillips, a great-grandson of the founder of Pismo Beach, John Price. They married and raised their four daughters in the two-story log house Mike built just around the corner from his family''s gas station and sporting goods store in Pismo. Billie is survived by her four daughters Patty Phillips Maechtle of Kodiak, Alaska, Mikie Phillips Vavroch of Oceano, Julie Phillips Hodges of Redding, Calif., and Rosabelle Phillips Martinez of Oceano; as well as two granddaughters Jennifer and Jacque Vavroch. They will miss her dearly as will her faithful dog, Sassy, and Siamese cat, "Kitten." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast and/or the Senior Nutrition Program, Five Cities Area, 489-5149.
Known to many as "Coach", Billy R. Tatum passed away Thursday December 2, 2010 at age 83 at his home. He is survived by loving wife, Berta of 62 years; daughters Tanya Tatum, Tammy Pinoris, son-in-law Mike Pinoris; grandchild Makela; nephews Billy 'Deece' Tatum and Danny Hagood, nieces Gail Robinson, Debbie Lucas, Renee Garcia and Sherry Hagood. At age 15, Bill proudly served for four years in the US Navy in, . A resident of Ukiah since 1953, he was a teacher, coach and administrator of Ukiah Adult School. For 20 years, he coached football, boxing, wrestling and golf at Ukiah High school. When he wasn't coaching, he refereed sports and in the summers worked as a pear orchard foreman for numerous ranches in Ukiah. A Past Exalted Ruler, and a Past President of the Lions Club and Shriners, he was a dedicated philanthropist and always willing to give a helping hand. A man of many words and adventures; he will be remembered by his jokes, storytelling, love of life and good times. He loved his family, friends, students, his community and his country and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Mendocino Lake Clubhouse, 1200 Lake Mendocino Drive, Ukiah. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Bill's name to the Elks Disabled Children's Foundation (707) 462-1728 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2525 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. Arrangements under care of: THE EVERSOLE MORTUARY
Bob Dale Harkins "Dr. Pepper Bob" December 31, 1938 - December 5, 2010 Born in Tupelo, OK, Bob is survived by his wife, Anna; his 3 kids, Ruby, Bobbie, Doug; 7 grandkids and 4 great grandkids; and lots of family and friends. Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 9th, from 4-8 p.m., with a Graveside service on Friday, Dec. 10th, at 9:30 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.
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June 4, 1995 - Dec 1, 2010 Brinda Jean Shelley aka Big Pimpin' Brindee Boo, went to join the angels in Heaven on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Eureka, CA, where she resided for the past 15 years; which was her whole life. Born June 4, 1995 and raised in Eureka, CA by Connie and Tim. She was loved by all who she came in contact with. She was known for her kind heart, her loving nature, her beautiful smile, and her stubbornness. She had a way of being able to give the shirt off her back for any body in need. She was the most forgiving person in the whole wide world. She was loved by many with her high spirited and cocky attitude towards life. She would let a person know if she didn't like something. She spent many hours with her besties Leslie, Jennifer, Taylor and many more, and her cousin Tyler. She also spent a lot of time with her brothers Ryan and Travis, and cousin Trisha. She loved the outdoors so she could hang out with her best friends to go hang out at the park and mall, or just to hang out with her friends. Though she will be greatly missed our little angel is no longer in pain. She is now flying free with the angels up in the stars. She is survived by her parents Tim and Connie Shelley, her brothers Ryan Burt and Travis Mogg, her uncles Jean Fulton and wife Trisha, Mark Burris, Mike Adams, Brad Shelley, Hal Burris and wife Carol, Aunt Terry Rose, Pam Jelineo, Dawn Burris, Great Grandparents Barbara and Don Wilson, Grand parents Linda Burris and Claude Burris, Elaine Newton, Sue Burris, cousin Trisha Burris, Shayla and Jason Burris, angel little, Tony Burris, friends Leslie, Jennifer, Taylor, Karlie, Bree, Jamie and many more family, and numerous close friends who loved her dearly. The celebration of life will be held at Runeberg Hall located on the corner of Wabash and Union in Eureka, on Sunday December 12, 2010 between 1pm-5pm during the celebration of life we will be having potluck. Please bring a dish if you'd like. Any donations can be sent to Bank of America, Brinda Shelley memorial fund on F St, Eureka. Please sign the guest book at
Britt-Marie Karlsson, 69, of San Dimas, Calif. 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 pre-deceased 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, Calif. on the Grounds of the Peacock Café. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the
PACKARD, C. Palmer April 26, 1925-Dec. 4, 2010 Palmer was born in Minneapolis, MN to Clayton and Catherine Packard. He graduated from Amherst College in 1947, and was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He then became an Account Executive with Campbell-Mithun Advertising, Inc. in Minneapolis, transferring to Hollywood in 1958. He coached Little League Baseball and Pop Warner Basketball in the 1960's. He was one of the founders and the creative director of the Studio City Park Players for 35 years. He also developed and then ran that park's Over-50 Tennis Program for ten years, and was a member and past president of their Park Advisory Board. He was a parishioner for 52 years and Eucharistic Minister for three years at St. Francis de Sales Church. Palmer is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Dodee), sons Clayt (Colleen), Craig, and Cory, grandchildren Clay, Courtney, and Conner, sister Mary Emmer, and ten Emmer nieces and nephews. The Memorial Mass will be Friday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Church in Sherman Oaks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank.
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AIRY, CATHERINE G. La Mesa 11/14/1916 - 11/24/2010 12/9/10 at 1:00 p.m. Salli Lynn Chapel Greenwood Mortuary 619-264-3131
October 11, 1958 - December 5, 2010. Camela Suzanne (Cammie) was born to Luis and Rosemary Hernandez in Encino, CA and lived in North Hollywood, CA until moving to Oregon House in 1972 with her family. She graduated from Marysville High School in 1976 and attended Yuba College. She married Timothy Joseph Klabouch on February 18, 1978. Beginning in early childhood, she had a life-long love of sewing and was co-owner of CamRose sewing center in Yuba City. She then worked for many years as manager of the Viking Sewing Gallery in Yuba city where she taught many classes in sewing, quilting, and embroidery to both adults and children. She was a former member of Valley Quilt Guild and was a featured quilter at their 1990 Annual Quilt Show. Besides her love of sewing for family and friends, she was also a gifted jewelry designer and maker and she volunteered for several years at the Rideout Hospital Gift shop in Marysville, CA. She is survived by her husband Timothy Joseph of Yuba City, CA; son Joseph Luis of Yuba City, CA; parents Luis and Rosemary Hernandez of Oregon House, CA; brothers Michael Rene (wife Deborah) of Stockton, CA; David Luis of Marysville, CA; Mark Henry of Citrus Heights, CA; Douglas Allen (wife Stephanie) of Carlin, NV; and Jacob Daniel (wife Kristy) of Redding, CA; one uncle and aunt, nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. Her positive outlook and friendly manner will be remembered and missed by her many family members and friends. Donations are suggested to the or the, in lieu of flowers. Services will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Church of the Nazarene in Marysville, CA at 3:30pm with Pastor Ray Wisner officiating and assisted by Pastor Judson Gears. Send Condolences to
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Carol Eve Chiu, born Dec. 24, 1938, went to sleep in the Lord on Dec. 1, 2010.
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Charles Albert Boyvin June 25, 1928 - December 6, 2010 Charles was born in Glendale, CA to Louis Francis Boyvin and Ruth Borden Stronach. Chuck was educated in Glendale, where he attended Glendale High School and then Glendale College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952, stationed in Korea as an Aerial Photographer. Following the military Chuck was hired into the Management Training program with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He retired from Goodyear after 30 years of service in the Los Angeles and Bakersfield plant locations. Following his retirement from Goodyear, Chuck worked for Bowman Industries in Bakersfield. Throughout his life Chuck served his community as a member of numerous service organizations but he was most proud of his years with the Lyons Club where he served prior to retiring as President of Bakersfield Sports Lions. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary Kerber Boyvin; his son, Gregory and wife Magda; and his daughter, Lyndee L. Latch and her husband Dave. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Paul Boyvin, Stephanie Boyvin, Geoffrey McLean, Ashley McLean, David Latch Jr. and Keith Latch; his great grandchildren, Tristin Boyvin, Kayla Boyvin, Keith Latch Jr., Mallory Latch, Payton Latch and Taylor Latch. Chuck was preceded in death by Patricia J. Boyvin his wife of 51 years. The family wishes to thank his doctors and nurses at Bakersfield Heart Hospital for their loving attention and professional care. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the City of Hope, Attn: Central Processing, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA. 91010. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 9th, from 4-8 p.m., with a Graveside service on Friday, Dec. 10th, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary
June 12, 1936 - December 5, 2010
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.
Charles Kent Mabie Dec. 21, 1933 - Nov. 29, 2010 Resident of Newark "Chuck" journeyed off to the Golden Hills peacefully on the morning of November 29, 2010 surrounded by his family after a brave battle with chronic health issues. Born in San Mateo to the late Dorothy and Carl Mabie, he spent his childhood in Redwood City, where he developed a love for nature, science, history, and outdoor activity. Upon graduation from San Jose State University, he served as a medic in the US Army, 10th Infantry Division, in Bamberg, Germany, where he met and married the love of his life, Anneliese. After his discharge, they returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he taught science for 35 years at Borel Middle School in San Mateo and Bowditch Middle School in Foster City. Chuck had numerous and diverse interests during his lifetime, which he shared with his children, grandchildren, students, and friends. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing, oil painting, research history, camping, and historical armaments. Chuck liked to gather with his fellow school retirees for luncheons, and was also an active participant in both E. Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena 1, and the Alfred Pleasonton Camp 24, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He was a devoted husband, father, mentor, and friend, and was unapologetic about his patriotism and belief in duty to family and country. Chuck is survived by his wife, Anneliese; daughter, Doris (Ed) Gonzalez; son, Charlie (Kathy), and five grandsons, Nick, Alex, Ben, Joe, and Mark. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Mabie, and sister, Susan Ransford. He will be dearly missed by all whom he touched, especially his family. His family would like to extend special thanks to all the staff of Kaiser Fremont for their ongoing care for Chuck during his long battle. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 38451 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536. A reception and time for remembrance will follow. Contributions can be made, in lieu of flowers, to Prince of Peace School's Outdoor Education Program, at the aforementioned address.
Charles Kiyoshi Nakamura Resident of San Jose Entered into rest in San Jose, Ca, November 16, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Teramoto) Nakamura. Loving father of Regina (Frank) Hernandez. Devoted Grandfather of Francisco Ichiro, Jesse Jiro, Joseph David and Elizabeth Christina Hernandez. Devoted Great-Grandfather of Mia Rose Hernandez. Dear brother of the late James, Harry, Robert, Earlyn and Donald Nakamura. Marion Masada and May Morgan. Friends are invited to attend funeral services, December 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church, 566 No. 5th Street, San Jose, CA. Private interment Oak Hill Memorial Park.
Charles Parker Griffin 1941 - 2010 A Great Man, Father, Son, Brother, and Grandfather has gone to be with the Lord. He will be sadly missed, and survived by son, Charles R Griffin; daughter, Julie A West, husband Jan West; grandchildren, Christian and Brian West, Baby Julie; the Smith Family; and the longtime friends of Bakersfield. Services will be private.
Charles W. Smith Jr., 86, of Anderson died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
KELLER, JR., Charles William Born September 23, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, passed away on December 3, 2010. Services will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00am, at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 E. Mountain View Avenue, Glendora, CA. Interment will be private. Charles is survived by his wife, Margo; two children, Charles William Keller, III and Babette Marie Mota; son-in-law Jose Mota; daughter-in-law, Nami Keller; and two grandchildren, Charles Joseph "Joey" Mota, and Alina Mota; two brothers, David Keller and John Keller, two sisters-in-law, Pricilla Keller and Ann Lockery and many nephews and nieces living throughout the United States. Charles is predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Babette Suessmuth Keller. Charles resided in Glendora for 36 years moving to San Dimas when he and Margo were married in 1999. Charles attended elementary school PS 171 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and middle and high school in Goshen, New York. He graduated from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. During World War II and the Korean War, Charles served as a Staff Officer in the grade of Junior Assistant Purser and Pharmacist on several vessels of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Following the war, he received an Honorable Discharge for the United States Coast Guard. Charles received a letter from President Harry Truman thanking the Merchant Marines for their courage, fortitude, resourcefulness and calm judgment necessary to bring about the total defeat of the enemy by their service in the Merchant Marine. Charles worked as a chemist for PerkinElmer for many years and retired in 1990. He also served as a Reserve Police Officer for 16 years for the City of Azusa. During retirement, Charles enjoyed many years teaching in both Glendora and Azusa School Districts. His favorite substitute teaching assignment was in the Azusa High School Wood Shop. Charles was a member of the Glendora Masonic Lodge 404 and recently received his 50 year Masonic membership pin. An active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Glendora, he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Lay reader; and Emeritus member of the American Chemical Society. During his retirement years, Charles enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading and photography. Charles will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. White's Funeral Home (626) 334-2921 assisting the family
Chelsea Justine Chiala, Passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on December 4, 2010. Chelsea Justine was born on September 29, 2010. During her nine short weeks here on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Her life was a brief gift that will live on as her heart valves, liver, and kidneys were donated and received by those who were in need., Chelsea is the daughter of Brian and Jennifer Chiala, of Los Gatos, California. Chelsea is survived by two siblings, Sara Chiala, and Lynsey Chiala; Her paternal grandparents are Ron and Lynn Nelson of Scottsburg, Oregon; and Nany and Grandpa John and Donna Chiala of Los Gatos, California; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many wonderful friends., Services Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 6:30pm at St. Mary's Church, 219 Bean St., Los Gatos, Ca., In lieu of flowers we would be honored to have your support of a monetary donation. C/O Brian and Jennifer Chiala, 255 Kingston Hill Way, Los Gatos, Ca. 95032 DARLING FISCHER, CHAPEL OF THE HILLS
Schultz, Chester Lawrence "Chet," born April 3, 1922 in PA, passed away Dec. 4, 2010 in Fullerton. Chet graduated from Pittisburg Univ., proudly served in
Clarence "Bud" Holmes, Jr. of Lemoore passed away in his sleep on December 3rd, 2010 at the age of 86. Bud was born on November 20, 1924 on the family ranch in Lemoore to Clarence J. Holmes and Mary Magdalena Kurtz, an early pioneer family of Lemoore. He attended local schools graduating from Lemoore High School in 1942 where he played all sports. He was given the nickname "Flea" while playing football due to his small stature but quickness., He enlisted in the Air Force right after graduation and spent his service time in the Pacific during World War II. Upon Honorable discharge from the Air Force, he returned to Lemoore to work for his father who was a contractor. On April 27, 1947 he married Norma Jean Saalfeld from Hanford. They had 4 daughters and they were married for 46 years until Norma's passing in 1993., Bud went to work for the Post Office in Lemoore and retired in 1982 after 30 years as an assistant postmaster. For most of his life, Bud could be found on a softball field either playing or coaching. He coached teams from the Hanford Queens to his daughters Bobby Sox. He was a caring, giving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed., Bud is survived by 4 daughters; Stephanie Holmes-Jones and husband Jerry of Lemoore, Crystal Holmes of Visalia, Allison Holmes and husband Steve Allison of Lemoore and Marcie Holmes-Baker and husband Ricci of Lemoore, 2 sisters; Dorothy Wolfe of Hanford and Frances Groves of Hanford, grandchildren; Celeste Jones-Morino Escalon and husband Danny, Brandon Jones and wife Vicki , Taylor Holmes and wife Brandie, Cayci Allison, Steven Allison II of Lemoore, Cody DeSilva Visalia, Kennedy Baker, Kristin Chronister and husband Rory and Katie Allison of Lemoore, great grandchildren; Colten Morino, Cooper Morino of Escalon, Madison Smith-Jones of Nevada and Makayla Jones of Hanford., Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 PM at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM in Lemoore Cemetery., Friends who wish may contribute to Lemoore High School Softball, 101 East Bush St., Lemoore, CA 93245 in Bud's memory.
Nelson, Clark Northrop, died November 25, 2010. Clark was born to Emil and Eugenia Crary Nelson on September 12, 1920 in Boone, Iowa. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Arthur and Leonard. Clark graduated from Boone Junior College. During junior college, he volunteered to serve in the National Guard. Later, he attended
83, died December 1, 2010 at home in Sonoma. She was the wife of the late Alfred Church and the dear close companion of John Masters; loving mother of Ron Church, Deborah Church Fruth and Evelyn Adams; grandmother of Bridget, Rosemary, Janet, Renee, Karly, Robert and Alexander; great grandmother of Isabella, Victoria and Yvonne. She was a member of the, , Sonoma Valley Lodge 2048, Sonoma Valley Women's Golf Club and the Sonoma Valley Grange. She was a secretary for Bob Brown Insurance Co., Charlie Dennihan Insurance and Roy Jordan Insurance Co. She was in the Insurance industry for 30 years. She was a native of San Francisco and a Sonoma resident for 70 years. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Sonoma Valley Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway, Sonoma on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Donations in Corrine's Memory to the charity of your choice are preferred. DUGGAN'S MISSION CHAPEL SONOMA www.duggansmissionchapel.com
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Willis "Bill" Grant Cornelius ESCONDIDO -- Willis "Bill" Grant Cornelius, 94, a long time Escondido resident, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010. Bill .....
Craig Anthony Morgan Concord Resident Craig Anthony Morgan, age 55, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, Dec. 3, 2010. Craig was born Jan. 7, 1955 in San Francisco, CA, one of six children of William Francis Morgan and Margaret Mary Thoney Morgan. He grew up and attended schools in San Francisco, and has resided the past 7 years in Concord. Craig worked for 30 years in commercial cement and construction, including 21 years for Viacom Cable company, and as a Cement Inspector for Cement Testing Service in Pleasanton for the past 2 years. Craig's passion was caring for his family, and he was known to be generous to a fault. He was a faithful parishioner at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Concord. He also loved cooking for family and friends, bowling, collecting classic movies, and was an avid and lifelong San Francisco 49er Football and Giants Baseball fan. Craig will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 7 years, Delilah Williams of Concord; beloved siblings Kathleen Alice Morgan-Clark (Trey) of San Bruno, CA; William Francis Morgan (partner Robert Meehan) of Walnut Creek, CA; Karen Anne Morgan (Christopher Duran) of Oakley, CA; and Patricia Ann Morgan-Urrutia (Albert) of Hillsborough, CA; beloved sister-in-law Yolanda Dulay; beloved brothers-in-law, Leo and Cecil Dulay; numerous adoring nieces & nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John Albert Morgan in 1973. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 8, 2010 with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel, 4125 Clayton Road, Concord, CA. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord. Burial will follow at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo. Memorial contributions may be made to A.R.F. (Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Fund), any animal charity of your choice, or to the St. Bonaventure Church Building Fund. Ouimet Bros Chapel (925) 682-4242
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MORASCO, DOROTHY L. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Dorothy. Dorothy was born April 6, 1925, and passed away on December 5, 2010. Dorothy was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a longtime resident of San Diego, in the community of Clairemont. Dorothy is survived by her children, Joyce, Carol, Diana, and Michael, as well as eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held at El Camino Cemetery in Sorrento Valley, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from 4-8 p.m. Services will be held at El Camino Cemetery in Sorrento Valley, on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 12:00 p.m.
LAMBERT, DOROTHY R. Feb. 17, 1919 to Dec. 5, 2010 Dorothy R. Lambert, 91, of Lemon Grove died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning. She was born in Vermillion, South Dakota and was an obstetrical nurse prior to her marriage in 1951 to Richard Lambert. She was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church for nearly 60 years and a longstanding member of the Legion of Mary. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2005 and son-in-law Allen Nellis in 1993. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Kevin Jordan of El Cajon; sons and daughters-in-law Mark and Marla Lambert of Santee, Joseph and Peggy Lambert of Visalia; Edward and Kerry Lambert of Pleasanton and Thomas and Deborah Lambert of Poway; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother Bernard Fullenkamp of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 8th, from 3 - 7 p.m. with Vigil at 6 p.m. both at Conrad Mortuary, 7387 Broadway, Lemon Grove(619-460-4601). Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 4470 Hilltop Drive, San Diego with interment to follow at Holy Cross.
Daisy L. Samuel June 5, 1932 - December 2,2010 Peacefully in San Francisco, loving sister of Frank Samuel and the late Margaret Shankle, devoted member of Missionary Temple C M E Church. Friends may visit on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. and are invited to attend Funeral Service on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE, 3434 17th Street, nr Valencia. Interment Marysville, Louisiana.
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A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 2:30 P.M. at Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel for Daniel Edwin "Ed" "Jake" Allison, 77 of Live Oak, California. He passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 at The Fountains in Yuba City, California. Daniel was born November 29, 1933 in Chaonia, Missouri. He was a long time resident of Live Oak. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed stateside. He was a long time employee of Feather River Molding in Oroville. He enjoyed camping, the out doors, barbeques, and fishing and also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Gridley No. 1594 and the South Butte Post 210 American Legion & Aux. He was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Allison. Daniel is survived by his 3 sons: Daniel R. (Mary) of Oroville, CA, David A. (Valerie) Allison of Lodi, CA and Randall S. Allison of Live Oak, CA; and 1 daughter, Teresa R. (Michael) Rigdon of Atascadero, CA. He is also survived by 2 brothers: Howard "Snoopy" Allison of Gridley, CA and James "Tuff" Allison of Oroville, CA; 1 sister, Rita Smith of TN; 4 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. Pastor Larry Kostenko of Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Oroville will officiate at the services. Interment will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery. A special thanks to Randy for his special care given to our dad these past few years. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Send Condolences to
Daniel Panger Died peacefully on December 5, 2010 surrounded by his family after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Miner Panger, his son and daughter, Sarah and Benjamin Panger, his stepson Jim Panger, his sister Miriam Ludwig and his nephews Michael Linfield, David Ludwig and Peter Ludwig as well as his great nephews and neices, Elizabeth Linfield, Benjie Ludwig and Joy Black and Journey and Chelsea Ludwig. Daniel served honorable in the, during WW II, worked against employment discrimination at the FEPC, was a Unitarian minister and a published novelist. He was a devoted husband and father and his memory will remain with us forever. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Daniel's life at the graveside on Friday, December 10th at 1 pm at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery 2500 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901. (5/16/26 - 12/5/10)
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.,
DARLENE NICHOLSON OCT 18, 1944 - DEC 3, 2010 Services under the direction of Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. Turlock, CA.
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David A. Luna, 64, of Los Osos, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, surrounded by loved ones.Â David was a warm man who treated everyone he met with kindness and respect. He will be missed by all who knew him. David is survived by his three sons Sebastian, Eric, and David Jr.; and his wife, Corinne. A memorial in his honor will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the Old Mission in San Luis Obispo.
April 12, 1990- Nov. 30, 2010 It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our Beloved David., David was born to Delia Gonzales and Derreck Engram on April 12, 1990 in Thousand Oaks. He was a resident of Moorpark. Our beloved David was preceded in death by his Grandpa Santiago, who loved him very much. David is survived by his mom, Delia; brother, Andrew; his father, Derreck Engram; his stepfather, Johnny Guerra, and stepmother, Boots Engram; grandmothers, Benita Gonzales and Lois Whitmore; aunts and uncles: Juanita and Henry Jacques, Nina and Alfonso Betancourt, Nelda and Philip Flores, Diana and Raul Cardiel, and Robert and Cheryl Gonzales. Also, our beloved David will be greatly missed by his sister, Sheena Robinson and husband, Antywane, brother, Dane Engram and Uncle Lamar. David was so loved by all his cousins and the many, many friends the he had., David loved working at the Cactus Patch. David greatly appreciated and loved his second Mom, Paula. He also loved his Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia Eagles. His favorite food was Grandma Benitas tortillas with only butter., A visitation for David will be held from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 with recitation of the rosary beginning at 7 p.m. located at the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 located at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. Burial will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Simi Valley. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is the Perez Family Funeral Home in Camarillo, 983-3457. Please sign David's memorial at www.CamarilloMortuary.com.
On November 30, 2010 David L. Whitmore passed away. He was born in Lykens, PA. on June 12, 1952 and lived in MA before moving to CA at the age of 7. He grew up in San Mateo and lived there until he moved to Eureka in 1973. Upon his 1970 graduation from Aragon High School in San Mateo he went to work for his father at Broadway Mobil in Redwood City. In his early career he was the owner of three different Shell service stations. He worked for a short time for the San Francisco Chronicle and worked in the fishing industries. He found his niche in life as a security guard and had attained the rank of sergeant by the time of his death. Dave enjoyed golfing for most of his adult life, especially with his good friend Pete. He enjoyed camping and fishing and most all outdoor sports. He was a recovering alcoholic and spent the last 10 years of his life clean and sober... thank you Eugene for being his sponsor. You were very important to him. David was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Dolly and paternal grandparents Walter and Malvina his favorite cousin Sheila Knorr, and a brother-in -law Kim Stevens. He is survived by two ex-wives, two daughters, 6 nieces, 3 nephews, and 20 grand nieces and nephews. He is also survived by 4 loving sisters, Joyce Clark and her husband Dennis of Klingerstown PA, Jean Whitmore and her significant other Teresa Smith of Sherrard, IL, Bernice Stevens of Eureka, CA and Malvina Womack and her husband Larry of McKinleyville, CA whom he had lived with for the last 20 years. He was a beloved brother who will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service on December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Pierce Mortuary, 707 H Street, Eureka, California. Friends are invited to attend. Care is under the direction of Pierce Mortuary, Eureka, California. Please sign the guest book at
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Dennis was born in Crescent City on February 11, 1954. On Friday, December 3, 2010 he died in a fatal car accident on Hwy. 99. He is now home with his Father in Heaven. He is survived by his only daughter, Jancy Stewart and his only grandson, Trent Dunlap, his mother, Edna Stewart, his siblings, William Stewart, Jr., Linda Young, Janice Triplett, Tami Murray, Rhonda Furr, Gordon Stewart, Sharon Stewart, He was preceded in death by his father, William Stewart, Sr. Graveside services will be at 2:00pm on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Sutter Cemetery. A Celebration of his life will follow at 2625 Azalea Ave., Yuba City. Send Condolences to
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- home.com.
Desiderio Juan Tafoya Resident of San Mateo Our father, Desiderio Juan Tafoya, will always be remembered for his devotion and for his undying love for our mother. On November 29, 2010, he was reunited with our mother, Socorro "Coco" Tafoya, who passed away in 2008. Those who knew him and loved him affectionately called him "Junior." Junior was born June 6, 1944, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In 1957, he moved to Redwood City, California, with his family. Over the years, the Tafoya family would grow. Junior married our mother on September 13, 1968, and instantly became the father of two children, who he loved and raised as his own. Together, they raised three children; Richard Thomas, Nancy Venezia and Desi Tafoya. As a father, he provided a calm stability to the household. He was the caregiver when his children were sick and the handyman/mechanic when the house or car needed repairs. No matter what his family needed, he was there with his unconditional love, support and acceptance. For 30 years, he provided for the family by working as a fork lift operator at Heublin in Menlo Park. During that time, he became a father-in-law to Susan Thomas and John Venezia. He also became a grandfather to Wendy Thomas, William Thomas, Whitney Thomas, Wesley Thomas, Amanda Venezia and Gino Venezia. His grandchildren remember him as the definition of a kind and gentle grandfather. He retired in 2004, and moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with our mother. Three years later, our parents welcomed their great-grandson Rylan Burnette. After the passing of our mother, our father lived in San Mateo, where he met many new friends and loved ones. He recently returned to the family home in Puerto Vallarta where he lived his last days. Junior is survived by his six sisters, Tomasita Monta¤o, Maria Rose Tafoya, Katie Tafoya, Barbara Soria, Toni J. Griffin and Priscilla Rangel. Church services will be held at St. Gregory's in San Mateo, December 10 at 10 a.m. The burial service will follow at Skylawn Cemetery.
Long time La Canada, Rancho Mirage, Calif. resident, Don "Donnie" Anderson passed away after a brief illness on November 21, 2010 in Glendale, Calif. He was 84 years old. "Donnie" was a track and field standout for the University of California Bears from 1947-1950. He was a runner up in the 100 and 220 yard dash at the 1950 NCAA Championships which earned him All American Honors that year. He was also named Outstanding Track & Field Athlete of the year by the Pacific Association of the AAU in 1950. He was inducted into the Cal Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 with all of his family in attendance. Don was a pioneer in the plastic packaging industry and ran two successful businesses from 1963 until his retirement in 1997. He spent many enjoyable days on the golf course before and after retirement with his sons and close friends at Oakmont Country Club and The Springs in Rancho Mirage. Don was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne; sons, David (Cindy) and Jon (Ann) Anderson; grandchildren, Courtney Coleman, Ashley Anderson, Derek Allread, Joanie Allread; and great granddaughter, Abbie Pearl Coleman. There will be a celebration of Don's life at 4:00 PM on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the La Canada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, Flintridge, CA 91011. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VA Hospital Greater Los Angeles. Attn: "Voluntary Service".
Donald C. Cheney, 90, died on Nov. 11, 2010 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Don was born on Aug. 1, 1920 in Seattle, Wash., and grew up in Oakland, Calif., the oldest of four children., His family knew him to be an independent and industrious young man. He attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, hoping to become a pilot. His dream fulfilled, he flew B-17s from England over Germany in WWII. After the war he married Barbara B. Farringer in Oakland, Calif., on Oct. 19, 1945. He took graduate courses in meteorology at UCLA and continued his career in the U.S. Air Force as a meteorologist, including forecasting weather during the Berlin Airlift in 1948-49., Don and Barbara were active in sailing and bowling competitions at that time, frequently winning trophies. Don became a command pilot before retiring with the rank of Major in 1965. His Air Force career included seven years in Germany, Japan and the Philippines. Don had a second career as a computer systems analyst with IBM, utilizing his Air Force flying and meteorological experience., During most of Don's IBM career Don and Barbara lived in Thousand Oaks where Don was active in Redeemer Lutheran Church and The Gideons International. He retired from IBM in 1987, and in 1995 Don and Barbara moved to Somerset House in Victoria, British Columbia. They also lived part of each year in Lynden, Wash. In 2008 Don and Barbara moved to West Lebanon, N.H., to be closer to one of their daughters. They achieved a major milestone when they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Don took great pleasure in traveling worldwide all of his life. He was always ready to go somewhere., He also loved classical and sacred music, especially organ music and hymn singing in church. Other frequent pursuits included reading a wide variety of non-fiction, playing golf and trying new projects such as building a greenhouse and successfully growing orchids., Don will be greatly missed by those who loved him and will remain in our hearts forever. Survivors include Don's wife, Barbara; a son and four daughters: Donald Cheney Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Auburn, Wash.; Diane Cheney of Fremont, Calif.; Cynthia and her husband, Rev. James Rogers, of Porterville, Calif.; Adele and her husband, Neil Fulton, of Norwich, Vt.; and Evelyn Hess of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and his brother, Melvin Cheney of Yountville, CA, and extended family. He was predeceased by a brother, Maynard Cheney, and a sister, Bernette (Cheney) Starkey., Don was buried with military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., on Nov. 17, 2010. A memorial service will be held in early 2011 in Victoria, British Columbia. Donations may be made to The Gideons International in Donald C. Cheney's memory.
Donald L. McBride, 72, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 27, in his home after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rocky Ford, Colo., on Sept. 10 , 1938., A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Building Fund, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533., Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.,
Donna Borlaug, 60, of Redding died Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).
Donna E. Myers of Lemoore passed away Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 in a Hanford hospital at the age of 66 years., Donna was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from Bakersfield High School with the class of 1962. For many years, Donna was active in the Baptist Church, first in Bakersfield and more recently in Lemoore. Donna married Phillip Myers in 1964 and they moved to Lemoore in 1977. She enjoyed doing crafts. Donna loved spending time with her family and friends and looked forward to the holidays and special occasions., She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Phillip Myers of Lemoore; 2 sons, Larry Myers and wife Debbie of Ogden, Utah and Terry Myers and wife Fawn of Visalia; 3 brothers, Glen Porter of Texas, Gilbert Porter of Texas and Don Porter of California and 5 grandchildren., A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Lemoore Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
Donna Mae Boudro 1945 - 2010 Donna Boudro passed December 1st, 2010 in her home surrounded by family. Cancer took her life but never her spirit. Donna was a beloved wife, mother, nana, aunt, sister and friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Edwin Boudro, sons; Richard Boudro and his wife Kristi and Bradley Boudro and his wife Jamie both of Anderson and Robert Boudro and his wife Stefanie of Redding and daughter Sheryl Martini and her husband Greg of Anderson. Along with eight grandchildren, Troy Boudro, Jason Boudro, Emily Serna, Derek Serna, Britny Boudro, Jacob Boudro, Beau Boudro and Megan Boudro. She will be missed by all that were blessed to know her. A celebration of Donna's life will be held Saturday December 11th at the Cloverdale Community Church in Happy Valley at 3:00 pm. The family asks in lieu of flowers a donation be made in her honor to the Cloverdale Community Church 16350 Hawthorne Ave, Anderson, CA 96007. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
DONNIE CROY 64, A long time resident of Corona, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29th. His parents, Homer and Helen both pre-deceased him as did two brothers. He is survived by three sisters, Hazel of Upland, Dee of Vista, Carolyn of Riverside and a brother, Louie of Hesperia. There are many other nieces and nephews. Services will be at Bellevue Cemetery, "G" and Mountain in Ontario, 10am, Dec. 10th.
Hults, Doris Johnson November 26, 1918 - November 2, 2010 Doris Johnson Hults, 91, passed away on November 2, 2010 in Cary, North Carolina. Born on November 26, 1918 in Wilmington, Delaware; she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Bowman Johnson and wife of the late Arlo Hults. Doris studied harp with Eileen Malone at the Eastman School of Music graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1941. She continued studies at Julliard with Marcel Grandjany. For many years she toured with Fred Waring and The Pennsylvanians. She was also staff harpist on networks playing such shows as The Big Payoff and Lights Out. Doris was a gifted artist and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. After moving to California in 1961 she obtained G.R.I and C.R.S. designations and became a successful real estate broker for 40 years. She began with Gribin VonDyl and later joined Coldwell Banker. She is survived by her daughter: Susan M. Rose and husband Mark, of Cary, NC; step-son: Arlo Hults of Vista, CA; grandchildren: Brant Rose, L.A., Todd Rose , Menlo Park, CA , Hunter Hults and Arlo Stone, Beaverton OR; and great-grandchildren: Caroline Rose and Leopold Godel. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112, to the or to the charity of your choice. A memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Sherman Oaks, 4445 Noble Avenue, Sherman Oaks on Wednesday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.BrownWynneCary.com
Dorotha "Dottie" Joan Moore, formerly a 44-year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, passed away on December 3, 2010, at the age of 77. After spending 56 years together in marriage, she died just three months after her beloved husband Stan. Dottie was born in New York on February 22, 1933. She met Stan on Catalina Island and they married on February 13, 1954. Shortly after the birth of their first child, Brad, she contracted polio. With great personal strength and determination, and despite a poor prognosis, within a year of her illness, Dottie successfully rehabilitated. She went on to have her beloved daughter Carole and was able to live an active life. She devoted herself to the role of wife and mother, enjoyed maintaining a lovely home for her family, and supported her daughter and husband in their respective careers, which gave her much personal pride and satisfaction. Dottie and Stan spent the last seven years retired in Bullhead City, Arizona, where they enjoyed spending time with many friends, in a climate that supported her health requirements. Dottie is survived by her loving children, Brad Moore and Carole Ellestad, both of Rancho Palos Verdes. She was immensely proud of her two granddaughters, Katie Moore (Olympia, WA) and Lori Moore (Los Angeles), who gave her such pleasure from the moments they were born, and dearly loved her son-in-law, Boyd Ellestad and daughter-in-law, Paula Moore. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed), attn: Office of Institutional Advancement, 1124 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502; or FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731. Please sign the guestbook at
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January 2, 1929 - November 17, 2010 Emelio (Curly) was born in Sanger, CA and he passed away in Atwater, CA. He worked for Continental Bread Co. and RockTenn. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Bernette (Bernie), her daughters Theresa Lee and Margo Lynne and grandson Caleb Elon. Also surviving is his sister Lupe Delgado and her 3 children, Lorraine, Richard and Annette. Emelio attended Our Lady of Mercy school, St. Mary's College and Merced College. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. Visitation will be held Thursday December 9, 2010 from 4 PM- 6 PM at Whitton Family Funeral Service 740 W. 19th in Merced. Funeral Service will be Friday December 10, 2010 beginning at 1 PM at Atwater Baptist Church 2124 1st St. in Atwater. Burial to follow at Winton Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service.
Jun. 1928 ~ Dec. 2010 Our beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Fishing Buddy and Storyteller, Ercil Strong who was born in Ava, Missouri on June 22, 1928 to Everett and Vietta Strong, passed away on December 3rd, 2010 at Emanuel Hospital. He served in two branches of the military; the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for 8 yrs. He was a combat medic in the Korean War; and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was very proud to be a Veteran and to have had the honor to serve his country. He worked in Shingle Springs, CA as a miner, and at a ranch owned by P.J. Divizich in Earlimart where he worked with his father and brother as a mechanic .He was also in the logging industry and worked through out the Sierra Mountains for many years. He was employed at Foster Farms for over 20 yrs as Maintenance mechanic until his retirement. After his retirement he continued to be an avid fisherman. He enjoyed taking his boat to Lake McClure with friends and family to fish and to share his passion for the sport. He also reveled in sharing stories of his fishing escapades with his loved ones.He is survived by his wife Bernice Strong of Delhi, CA; son Steven Strong of Lindsay, CA; two daughters, Sandra Neves of Livingston, CA and Sherry Choquette of Atwater, CA; sister Lorene Trueblood of Delano, CA. and brothers Kenneth Strong of Strathmore CA and Gary Strong of Santa Paula, CA. He is preceded in death by his brother Buford Strong and two sisters Venus York and Beverly Brown, all of Pixley, CA; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Viewing will be on Wednesday December 8th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. at Allen Mortuary. Funeral service will be Thursday, December 9th at 1 pm also at Allen Mortuary, located at 247 North Broadway in Turlock, CA. Interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your memories at www.allenmortuary.com.ALLEN MORTUARY
FOSTER, EUGENE MOORE 1921 to 2010 Eugene Moore Foster "Gene" passed away peacefully at his San Diego home on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at the age of 89. He was born in Sioux Falls, SD on June 29, 1921, the third of four children born to George M. and Mary S. Foster. The family moved to Ottumwa, lA in 1926. Gene was active in scouting and earned his Eagle Scout rank and graduated from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH in 1939. It was on a family cruise to South America that Gene met his beloved future wife, Joan Carrington Flowers in 1941. He graduated from Stanford University in 1943 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and went immediately to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD for an intense 90-day training program after which he was commissioned as an Ensign in the, . He served as the Chief Engineering Officer on board "The Thomas F. Nickel", a Naval destroyer escort ship in both the Mediterranean and the Pacific theatres during World War II. Gene and Joan were married on January 1, 1946 in Findlay, OH. After he was honorably discharged as a lieutenant at the end of the war, they settled in Ottumwa, IA where they raised three children, Donald, Patricia and Mark. Mr. Foster joined the family meat packing business, John Morrell and CO, and worked there for many years. Later he co-owned and operated The Corn Picker Restaurant and The Jefferson Square Center with his brother, Bob Foster. He also was involved in a small chain of midÂ·western hotels run by a company called Mitchell-Foster. Gene was a Boy Scout leader, an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, a longtime member of the Chamber of Commerce and president of the, . The Fosters relocated to San Diego, CA in 1966. He worked in real estate management and owned the Serra Mesa Shopping Center. The family was long standing members of the Pt. Loma Community Presbyterian Church. Gene and Joan were both involved members of their local community, supporting the San Diego Foundation, The Maritime Museum, The Museum of Man, and the Community Campership Council to name but a few. Sailing and cooking were two of Gene's favorite hobbies. He won an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii from Alcoa Aluminum for his first place recipe called "Plantation Pork" in the early 70's. After retiring, the Fosters split their time between homes in San Diego and Borrego Springs, CA. They traveled extensively and remained life long learners and readers, nurturing their joint passion for art, history and literature. They especially liked the Mayan Culture and ruins and visiting the Yucatan Peninsula. Mr. Foster's son, Donald, wife Patsy and his first grandchild precede him in death, as does his adored wife, Joan (2007). He is survived by his sister, Janet Foster Saville of Bethesda, MD, his daughter, Patricia Foster Sullivan of San Diego, his son, Mark McClelland Foster of Golden, CO and by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The San Diego Hospice, Foundation Department, at 4311 3rd Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.
BOFILL, EUTIQUIA D. April 21, 1921 to December 1, 2010 BELOVED mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her son Eduardo Bofill Sr., daughters Carolina Bofill, Beatriz Bofill-Laird, Delia Bofill-Opperman and Gloria Bofill-Reed, seventeen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on December 9, 2010 at Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary, Bonita, CA.
Edith Adkins, 87, passed away Dec. 6, 2010 in Victorville where she was a resident., Graveside will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Riverside National Cemetery., Victor Valley Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Edmee Elliott, 94, was born in Louisiana and passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Â Â Edmee graduated from, with a degree in Library Science and was a school librarian for over 50 years. Â Â During World War II, she enlisted in the Armed Services as a librarian and was posted to the South Pacific. Edmee, a life-long student, never tired of taking classes ''" Italian, painting, weaving and tap dancing to name a few. She played tennis, loved working in her garden, traveling, reading and engaging in lively political discourse. Her generosity of spirit and knowledge enriched the lives of everyone who knew her. She will be remembered for her curiosity about the world and its people, and her warm smile that lit up the room and warmed the hearts of those around her. Edmee is survived by her daughters Lisa Elliott (Stephen Young) and Linda Elliott (Ray Johnson); granddaughters Savitri and Sabrina Young, andÂ many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, it would have pleased Edmee to have donations made to San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library orÂ San Luis Obispo Art Center.
Edward C. Lockhart, 86, of Arroyo Grande, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. He had been a longtime resident of Porterville, Calif., before he moved to the Central Coast. Ed will be remembered by his wife of 65 years, Jo; three children; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many golfing buddies. At his request, Los Osos Valley Memorial Park and Crematory was in charge of final arrangements.
Moore, Edward J. February 15, 1930 - November 25, 2010 A friend to many and an inspiration to all.
Edwin (Ed) Reade, 70, of Cherry Valley, Calif. passed away November 16, 2010 of natural causes. He was born July 3, 1940 to Gilbert and Lenelle Reade in Indio, Calif.; he lived in the Coachella Valley for 49 years before moving to Cherry Valley. Ed served in the National Guard; he was employed by James Bros. Construction in Coachella, Calif. for 20 years. He was a member of Southern California Operating Engineers Local #12 and was interested in motorcycles, dune buggies, gardening and taking care of his mother and neighbors. Ed is survived by his daughter, Melanie Kircher of Indio; son, Michael Reade of Cathedral City, Calif.; three grandchildren, Michael Reade, Hannah Reade, and Sarah Reade; sisters, Irene Spencer-Scales of Bermuda Dunes, Calif., Eleonore Schlef of La Cresenta, Calif. and Karen Stone of Pinyon Pines, Calif.; brothers, Oscar Reade of Cherry Valley and Nathan Reade of Clarkston, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents. Private services will be held in December. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Ed's kind heart and helping ways will be missed by all who knew him.
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 www.santos-robinson.com
Eileen Anne Patron Beloved wife of Richard Patron, devoted mother of Karen (Ryan), Katherine Dee Dee (Molina), Eileen, Rose Marie (Alonso) and Mark; Mother in law to Tim Ryan, Luis Molina and Juan Alonso; Loving Grandmother of Richard and Anthony Molina, Mollie Ryan, Victoria and Daniel Alonso. Daughter of John & Mollie Lappin (deceased); sister in law to Gabrielle Lappin; loving aunt to Janice (Lappin) Stanley and Jane (Goldring) Marshall of England; cousin to Anne, Geraldine and Eileen of Hartford, Connecticut. Married to Rich for 55 years, she has been a member of the Patron family, as a beloved sister in law and aunt to all of the Patron cousins. Born to Irish immigrant parents in New York City, Eileens family moved West to San Francisco when she was a young girl. She attended St Annes and Presentation High School. Eileen devoted her life to raising her five children in the Noe Valley neighborhood where her children attended St Pauls School. She is leaving behind many friends, who were her extended family. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 9th 6-9 pm, with a Rosary Service at 7 pm at Duggans Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City, 94014. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 10th, 10 am at St Pauls Church, 221 Valley Street, San Francisco, 94131, with a reception immediately following at Forest Lodge, 254 Laguna Honda Blvd, San Francisco, 94116. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations in Eileens memory to the
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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: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire/ci_16063546
Emelie Joy Amiss, 4/17/1923 - 11/25/2010, Emelie Joy Amiss, born April 17, 1923 in Berlin, Germany, passed away on November 25, 2010., Immediate family survivors include sons, Bruce Hester (Elfrena) and Michael Amiss (Darcy) as well as grandchildren Ryan and Kelsey Amiss. Also survived by sister Virginia Willey and niece Jan Ciaraffo (Thomas), Funeral service will be held at, Lakeside Church Friday, December 10, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.
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Services are pending for Ercole "Earl" Joseph Di Ciccio, 71, of Vacaville., Earl passed away on Dec. 2, in Vacaville., He was born in New York on May 11, 1939., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.,
Erin Brickley Phillips, age 21, passed away Nov. 29, 2010 as the result of an automobile accident in San Diego., Erin was born on Oct. 1, 1989 in San Bernardino. She and her family moved to the High Desert in 1992. She graduated high school in 2006., She married Chad Phillips in 2007 and they moved to San Diego., Erin loved spending time with her family and friends, cooking, going to the movies, going to the gym, dirt bike riding, driving her golf cart, spending time with her Aunt Corky in the summer and attending the McLeod family reunion in Palm Springs every year., She was predeceased by her grandfather (Poppy), Jim McLeod. Erin is survived by her husband Chad; her parents Shane and Melanie Brickley; her brother Sean Brickley and his fiancée Lyz Harris; her nana Sue McLeod; grandparents Jim and Bobbie Brickley; grandmother Irene Brickley; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends., She will be dearly missed by everyone., Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 2010 at Mt. View Mortuary, 570 E. Highland Ave. in San Bernardino. A reception will be held immediately following at the, in San Bernardino.
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Maria Leonor Faria July 28, 1938 - Dec. 3, 2010 Longtime Resident of San Leandro Passed away at home with her son by her .....
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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.
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With grace and dignity, Flora Lee Atchley, a former 25-year resident of Napa, received her earned reward of beautiful angel wings on Dec. 4, 2010, and flew up to Heaven to be with her son, Kim Atchley
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Florence Adams (Maruca), 11/2/2010, It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our daughter, Florence Maruca Adams, who passed away on November 2, 2010 in Auburn, Calif., Survived by her husband Robert, parents Rosalie Patterson and Mario Maruca; sister Patricia Espin, brother Joseph Maruca and grandmother Lena Oeth. She adored her five nephews and one niece. She will be forever loved and missed by all that knew her., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the .
Florence "Pat" Goldberg Nov 26, 1919 - Dec 3, 2010 In this city at the age of 91, loving daughter of the late Charles and Mary Sparling, devoted wife of the late Harry L. Goldberg, cherished sister of the late George Sparling (Patty), Peg Walker (Bill), and Jane Isaacson (Rich); survived by her adoring children: Lloyd (Rita), John, and Mary Russo (Nick). Also survived by daughter-in-law, Darlene Goldberg, and niece, Evelyn Jean Peterson. Beloved grandmother to Lauren and Matt. Grandma Pat to Nick (Rocio), Melissa (Nick) and Tony. Longtime employee of the SF USD Childrens's Centers and lifetime member of Phi Tau Omega Sorority. Volunteer at the SF Symphony and and the SF Marriage Bureau. Friends may call after 4 pm & are invited to attend the vigil at 7 pm Wed. December 8th at the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy OHara Co. Geary Blvd. at 10th Ave. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am at St. Brendan Church, 29 Rockaway Ave, SF followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony's Foundation or charity of your choice. McAVOY O'HARA CO 415-668-0077
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Floyd Richards 1922 - 2010 Floyd Richards, a Palo Cedro resident, entered his new life December 3rd, 2010. He was 88 years old. Floyd was born in Hemp, Georgia, May 14, 1922. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1944 in the Pacific Theater. During his military service he received the American Defense Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal. After his service in the military he made his home in Seaside, CA. There he worked in Civil Service at Fort Ord, CA and raised three children with his wife of 65 years, Frances Richards. Floyd is preceded in death by his mother and father Betty Chambers and J.H. Richards, brothers Hubert and Howard Richards, sisters Arkie Davenport and Katie Kindle. Floyd is survived by his wife, Frances Richards, son Floyd Richards, daughters Sharon Zardo and Dorothy Knight, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Celebration of his life will be held at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, 9110 Deschutes Road in Palo Cedro, Thursday, December 9th, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Seaside, CA at Mission Memorial Park, Tuesday, December 14th, 2010. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Fr. Stephen G. Olivo, S.J., 12/26/1934 - 12/5/2010, Fr. Stephen George Olivo, 75, died December 5, 2010 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was a Jesuit for 54 years, an ordained priest for 41. Death came after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease., Steve was born in Chicago on the day after Christmas, 1934. When he was in his teens, the family moved to San Jose. Steve graduated from Willow Glen High School in 1953, attended Santa Clara University, 1953-56, and entered the Society of Jesus at Los Gatos on August 14, 1956., After his ordination to the priesthood in 1969 Fr. Olivo completed a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature and then went to Santa Clara University as Dean of Students. He served in this position for two years and then spent the next five years in the classroom teaching Italian and Spanish Literature., After his time at Santa Clara University Fr. Olivo moved to the University of San Francisco where he served in a number of administrative and pastoral positions until 1999 when, because of failing health, he moved to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos., Steve is survived by his sisters Ann Calabretta of Auburn, Calif., and Viola Evola of Oaklawn, Il., and a brother Salvatore (Sam) Olivo of Arizona., Mass of Christian Burial will be said at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10 a.m. Committal will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara., Donations in memory of Fr. Olivo may be made to the California Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or to a charity of your choice. Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills (408) 351-7740.
Frances Ann Ouellette, age 60, died on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Danbury Hospital. Frances was born in Danbury, December 4, 1950, a daughter of the late Benoit and Frances Ouellette. She attended Danbury schools. She worked at Davis & Geck until its closing. She is survived by a sister, Connie Roberts of Danbury and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Leona Vogel. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 10th at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Danbury with Father Greg Mecca as celebrant. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances's honor may be made to St. Peter's Parish in Danbury.
Francis G. Cornelis Sr. of Woodbury, died December 6, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 90. He was born November 3, 1920 in Ossining, N.Y. to the late Terence Cornelis and Loretta Graham in New York City. He was raised in Ossining, N.Y. and attended Renselear Polytechnic Institute prior to enlisting in the, where he served from 1942 to 1945 as a Seaman 1st class on the USS Parle DE708. While serving he earned the European, Middle East, Asiatic, Pacific, and Philippines Liberations medals. Upon returning from service, his entrepreneurial spirit took him in many professional directions. He had a passion for the theater, including being a member of the Beechwood Players Sum-mer Theater and Actors Equity in the early 1950s. He served as captain of the Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. volunteer fire department prior to meeting his beloved wife of 60 years, Theresa. He moved his young family to Brookfield in 1964 where he was very active in community affairs, including serving on the Democratic Town Committing, Zoning and Planning Commission and, Post 1021, as well as serving as Justice of the Peace. He loved jazz and was an avid sport car enthusiast. One of the highlights of his life was when he had the opportunity to drive his 1966 Aston Martin at Lime Rock at the age of 70. He moved to Woodbury and was a devout Catholic and communicant of St Teresa's parish since 1997. Survivors along with his wife Theresa are daughter, Christine Staskiewicz and husband, Tom; son, Graham and wife, Missy; son, Timothy and wife, Jane; daughter, Lauri Bates and husband, Dan; and daughter, Catherine. He is also survived by five much loved grandchildren, Trevor and Tristan Cornelis, Gabriella and Haley Bates and Casey Cornelis. He is also survived by brother, Robert and wife, Laura; nieces, Cindy Merend, husband, Allen and Claudine Cornelis; and grandnephew, Thomas Merend. He was prede-ceased by his brother, Terence. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St Teresa's Church of Woodbury, Children of the Light Mission Attn: Father Bob or St Jude's Children's Hospital, Graymoor of Garrison, NY or the Lutheran Home of Southbury Residents Fund in thanks for all the wonderful care given to Fran during his illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Teresa's Church, Main St. South, Woodbury. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Watertown with military honors. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 2 School St. To place an online condolence, please visit
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Frankie E. Richardson 1925 - 2010 Frankie went home to be with the Lord on December 3, 2010. She was born on March 8, 1925 to John and Ethel Claiborne in Tennessee and moved to California in the 1940's where she made her home in Bakersfield. Frankie is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel Claiborne; first husband, Wayne Raulston; second husband Walt Richardson; her sister, Margaret Reynolds; and her brother, Grady Claiborne. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Delbert Parks; grandsons, Erick Parks and Brian Parks and wife Danee; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Parks, all of San Diego; siblings and spouses, Ruth Neese of TN, Georgie and Dick Erickson of Fullerton, Johnie Savee, Dorothy Morland, Dixie Kemp, Atha and Carol Claiborne, Kenneth and Glenda Claiborne, Everette and Sue Claiborne, all of Bakersfield; along with many nieces and nephews. Frankie retired from Mercy Hospital Cafeteria Staff approximately 25 years ago and resided at Lifehouse Parkview for the last 3 1/2 years where she enjoyed socializing with many friends and staff members. Frankie was well loved by all who knew her. She was a loving and generous wife, mother, and nan and adored her two great grandchildren. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 10, 1:00 p.m., at Basham Funeral Care. Reverends Ken and Dale Claiborne will officiate.
Franklyn Lonnie Morgan November 3, 1957 - December 3, 2010 Frank passed away peacefully in his home on December 3, 2010, after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, diagnosed only three years ago. He was born in Bishop, CA, on November 3, 1957, to Bob and Shirley Morgan. He grew up in the Bakersfield area, attending school at Mt. View and Arvin High School, where he excelled in music and sports, particularly football, graduating in 1976. In October he was inducted into the Arvin Athletic Hall of Fame. He moved between Bakersfield, CA, and Hartshorne, OK, over the years but ended up living the final years of his life in Bakersfield, where he enjoyed playing music, golf, and spending time with family and friends. Frank was preceded in death by his father, Bob Ray Morgan Sr.; mother, Imogene "Shirley" Ezell Morgan; and eldest brother, Bob Ray Morgan II. He is survived by brother, Val Morgan; sister, Karen Whitton and husband, Marty; nieces, Karrie Whitton, Kristy Hoover and husband, Steve, Sherr'ie Hall and husband, John; nephew, Bobby Ray Morgan III; great-nephew, Mason Hoover; and great-nieces, Madee Hoover and Kathryn Garcia. He also leaves behind beloved friends, Don Tudor and Debbie Orona. Service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any remembrances be made in Frank's honor to the Arvin High Athletics Booster Club (661) 979-3103 or the ALS Association fighting Lou Gehrig's disease (888) 949-2577 or online at, . Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary
Fred Pucci, 87, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away peacefully at his home Saturday December 4, 2010. He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, graduated from Ashtabula High School, and went into the U.S. Army in WWII, upon returning home he met the love of his life Francis Rose, and they were married February 7, 1948. He then started a business Pucci Steel Erectors and his family lead a wonderful life living in several states throughout the country continuing his construction business, highlights being the Mission Viejo Mall and at the restaurant at top of the Tropicana in Las Vegas. Fred was a true 100% Italian foodie, he loved to cook and had a restaurant/pizza lounge in his early years in Ohio. After the passing of his beloved wife he moved to California and met Martha Gresham where they spent the remaining years happily together and met great new friends Frank Grosso and Mario Vallaroni, his very own "Rat Pack" and enjoyed his retirement keeping fit and being healthy in the Desert Lifestyle. He was preceded by his mother, Rose Pucci Florentino; father, Ernesto Pucci; brother, Larry Pucci; and wife, Francis Rose Pucci. He is survived by his children, Alan Pucci and Dianne Pucci, both of Indio, and Gayle Pucci Bower of San Clemente, Calif.; his grandchildren, Lisa Pucci Delgado of Geneva, Ohio and Clarice Pucci Harris of Indio; a great granddaughter, Taylor Delgado of Geneva, Ohio; his brother, Pat Pucci of Ashtabula, Ohio; and sister, Chris Pucci Dellerba of Dana Point, Calif. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert, Calif. on Thursday December 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM.
Schmidt, Frederick November 19, 1950 - December 5, 2010 Frederick Schmidt was born on November 19, 1950 in Riverside, CA to mother Lillian Schmidt and father Frederick Schmidt Sr. Frederick was a beloved husband to Mary Schmidt, a beloved father to Debbie Monroe, Christine Colburn, and the late Jennifer Schmidt, and a beloved grandfather to Hunter and Donovan Colburn. Frederick passed away on December 5, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Fred will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered as a kind and caring man that was always willing to help others. In addition to his wife, daughters, and grandsons, Fred is also survived by brothers Charles, Steven, Dick, and sister Kathy. A memorial Service will be held in his honor on Saturday December 11th at 2:30pm in the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Memorial Park 6300 Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles Ca. 90068.
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CLARK, GLENN of Spring Valley 12/10/1932 - 11/28/2010 Direct Cremation (619) 281-8235
CLARK, GLENN GEORGE Dec. 10, 1932 to Nov. 28, 2010 Glenn passed away from congestive heart failure. A celebration of his life will be held noon on Wednesday, December 8th, at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA. 619-461-5561 x132. Glenn was a native San Diegan active in the Boy Scouts and Air Explorers. He enjoyed prospect-ing going to bible study and church services. Glenn served two years in the army during the, , and enjoyed a career as a fire fighter in the Spring Valley Fire Department. Glenn is survived by his wife Jackie, son Zane, daughter Cathy, grandson Tyler and Glenn's three brothers, Gerald, Marc, and Dennis. We all cherish the years with Glenn, and will have many wonderful memories.
Gemma Louise Franzino, Resident of San Jose, Dec. 9, 1922- Nov. 25, 2010, Gemma, a native of San Jose, attended Peter Burnett Elementary School and was a graduate of Norte Dame High School, San Jose Ca. Gemma and her husband, Albert, owned and operated the Italian Cellar restaurant, currently the Fallon House, in downtown San Jose from 1949 to 1962. Along side her husband, they built & ran a family catering business until they both retired., Gemma loved to golf and travel, often combing the two, with her loving and devoted husband of nearly 68 years Albert. Together they would sit and watch golf and cooking shows and enjoy the company of family., Gemma lost her brief battle with cancer surrounded by her children on Nov. 25, 2010. She was preceded in her passing by her son Donald Franzino. Gemma is survived by her loving and devoted husband Albert and by her children, Steve of Redwood City, Diane and her husband Steve Park of San Jose, and Chuck and his wife Maria of Modesto. Gemma was a loving grandmother to Shane, Angela (Aaron), Anthony (Amy), Aaron (Nancy), Robyn (Ellias), Nicholas (Monique), Danielle (Jason), and Kristin (Clint) all of San Jose. She was also a loving great-grandmother to Tyler, Noah, Nathan, Jason, Jackson, Ryan, Jameson, Andrew, Gabrielle and Emily. She will forever be loved and missed. Her legacy is the gift of a close & loving family., A private celebration of Gemma's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 4850 Union Ave., San Jose, CA 95124, in recognition and support to the wonderful people who gave compassionate care to Gemma.
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Georgia Esther Bresee, Resident of San Bruno, Died on Nov. 7 after surviving cancer for over a decade. Georgia was born in Grand Ronde, Oregon on December 23, 1924. She was a veteran of the US Airforce and was stationed in Europe during the, . In San Bruno, she attended the Peninsulas Christian Church for many years and was considered a true servant of god., She is survived by her two sons Marc and Greg, daughter in-laws Debbie Bresee and Laura Lamp and granddaughters Cheri Costa, Sara Bresee and Kaylah Bresee, and grandson Rajon Ryan., Memorial Services will be held on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Crosby N. Gray & Co. 2 Park Road, Burlingame. Donations in Georgia's memory may be made to the .
Bernstein, Gerald Ellis June 24, 1930 - December 1, 2010 of Tarzana,CA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Brooklyn, NY to Augusta and William Bernstein. He graduated from New York University with degrees in journalism and business. He then went on to work as a sales executive in the textile industry for 56 years which in his early years took him all over the world promoting President Kennedy's business outreach program. Jerry is survived by his loving wife Lainie, his sons Rick and Ken, his daughter in-law Leslie and his grandson Aidan. A private service was held on Sunday December 5th at the Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Simi Valley.
Geraldine (Jerry) Jones 75, of Yucca Valley, CA passed away December 4, 2010. Memorial service will be held 1:00PM Friday, December 10, 2010 at Gridley Block Funeral Chapel. (530) 846-2138.
Gilbert Z. Levy, 76, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Nov. 30, 2010. He was born Sept. 28, 1934 in Cleveland and was a 20-year resident of Nevada. Gilbert served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a well-respected businessman in both Ventura and Las Vegas., Gilbert is survived by his wife, Virginia L. Levy; daughter, Heidi Levy; son, Bandit Levy; daughter, Michelle S. (Donald) Truscott, all of Las Vegas; son, Michael Stephen Levy of Fallbrook, Calif.; stepson, Jeffrey John Levatino of Clovis, Calif.; granddaughters, Dawn Truscott of Las Vegas, Jennifer Morris of Fort Drum, N.Y., Kelly Truscott of Las Vegas, Lea Levy of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Heather Pistilli of Calimosa, Calif.; grandsons, Zackery and Jake Levatino of Clovis; great-grandsons, Joey Pearcy of Fort Drum, Jace and Kadin Pistilli of Calimesa, Calif; and great-granddaughter, Merressa Pistilli of Calimesa., All services will be private.
Gladys Marie "Nichols" Hill was born in Minden, Texas on January 19, 1929; passed into eternal life on November 26, 2010. She leaves to cherish her memories: her daughters, Bertha Hinchen, Bessie Harris, Dorothy Sanders, Irma Geneva Gaston, Ruby Wiley, Mary Hill, Cynthia Dyane Lott; three sisters-in law, Henrietta Hill, Lucinda Hill and Betty Jean Hall; 32 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Service following at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 43-640 Burr St., Indio, CA 92201.
Glenn E. Blaylock, 44, of Anderson died Monday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).
11/26/1933-12/1/2010 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and faithful Christian, Grant L. Evans, 77, of Santa Rosa passed away December 1, 2010 after a long illness. Born in Santa Rosa to George H. and Beatrice E. Evans, Grant was the oldest of seven children. He spent most of his youth in Annapolis, CA, where he attended Horicon School, (the same one-room school attended by his father), and he worked on the family ranch. In 1953, Grant joined the, and served during the, . After leaving military service in 1955, Grant worked at Rockport lumber mill in Cloverdale. He soon met and married the former Marlene J. Howell in April of 1957. Grant and Marlene raised two children and were married 53 years. Grant became a carpenter and later a general contractor and built many homes in Sonoma, CA, where three streets bear his name. In his later years, Grant enjoyed serving as deacon at Berean Baptist Church in Rohnert Park. He will be most remembered for his love for his wife, children, and grandchildren, some of whom affectionately called him Poppy; for his love of God and of his church family; and for his incredible work ethic. Grant is survived by his wife Marlene; daughter Renée L. Gamble (Doug) of Silverdale, WA, son Dr. Gregory L. Evans (Elizabeth) of Laytonsville, MD; and five grandchildren: Julie, Sarah, Rachel, Graham, and Logan. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Berean Baptist Church, Rohnert Park, CA. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
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Gust Teodor Anderson, 86, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in San Luis Obispo. Born in Sweden, he moved to the United States in 1948. He loved golf and was a passionate fisherman, having spent numerous summers in Alaska. He was a member of the, and Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church. He loved his family and friends and will be missed. Gust is survived by his wife of 57 years, Glenda Anderson; three children Gary, Gordon, and Gail and their spouses; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Signe; and seven nieces and nephews. At his request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mt Carmel Lutheran Church.
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Linda Ann Hagerty Resident of Fremont Was born on February 25th, 1943 in Geary, Indiana. She passed away on November 18th, 2010 in Fremont, .....
Harry C. Grady, 12/18/1917 - 11/27/2010, Harry C. Grady died peacefully in his home on November 27, 2010, shortly before his 93rd birthday. He was born in Oakland, Calif., on December 18, 1917. He was the eldest son of Harry Sr. and Laura Grady., Harry graduated from Roosevelt High School in Oakland, worked with his father as a floor-layer, served in the U.S., , 101st Airborne Division, during World War II and was awarded the, . He joined the City of Oakland Fire Department in 1946, and retired in 1973, after 27 years of service. He was an avid gardener, spending countless hours tending his prize roses. His interest in genealogy connected him with many branches of his family tree., Harry was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty Ellen Grady. He is survived by four daughters, Gail (Mike), Kathleen, Mary, Jill (Chris), one son, Jeff (Lisa), and two grandsons, Dylan and Jeremy., A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church of Auburn, 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn CA 95603 on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Remembrances can be made to Bristol Hospice-Sacramento, LLC, 2140 Professional Drive, Suite 210, Roseville, CA 95661 or First Congregational Church.
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John A. Heasley Jr. Aug. 3, 1924 - Dec. 6, 2010 Resident of San Leandro John is survived by his loving wife of 66 .....
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Helen J. St. Clair, age 65 lost her battle with cancer on December 1, 2010 in Gardnerville, NV. Helen was born in St. Louis, MO on December 26, 1944 to Joseph Grana and Dorothy Grana. She attended local schools there and eventually married Andy Anderson. Helen divorced and stayed in the St. Louis area working at a local hospital as a technician. In 1977 Helen and her children moved to Mission Viejo, CA and lived with friends there. While there she met and eventually married Irvin Lathrop, a chiropractor by trade. In 1979 they moved to Napa CA where Helen worked as their office manager. They eventually moved their business to Paradise, CA and lived in Magalia, CA. There she worked at the Tandy Leather store, where she met her current husband Michael St. Clair. Helen and Mike were married in 1997 living in Redding, and Helen worked for Lazy Boy Furniture store as office manager. Helen also worked for McMahons Furniture Store and lastly as a IHSS provider. Helen loved the ocean, camping, target shooting and the Native American Culture. Helen is preceded in death by father Joseph Grana and mother Dorothy Grana of St. Louis, MO and brother Walt Webster of St. Louis, MO. Helen is survived by husband Michael St. Clair of Gardnerville, NV, sister Johnna McConnel of Pueblo, CO, son Joseph Anderson of St. Louis, MO, daughter Lynda Hodges of Gardenerville, NV, stepson Sean St. Clair of Orangevale, CA, stepson Aaron St. Clair of Garden Grove, CA and stepdaughter Melanie Reynolds of Yorba Linda, CA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to any animal charity or Native American charity. Viewing, Thursday December 9, 2010 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Allen & Dahl Mortuary. Services at 11 a.m. on December 10, 2010 at Allen & Dahl Mortuary 2655 Eureka Way, Redding, CA.
Helen Marie Crist, of Vacaville, passed away on Dec. 3, at her home surrounded by family and friends., She was born in Bristol, Okla., on Aug. 18, 1925, and was a resident of Vacaville for many years., A Celebration of Life will be held today at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 311 Alamo Drive, Vacaville, Calif., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 707-446-3233, www.vacahills chapel.com.
In loving memory of our Helen Marler, born March 9, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and passed away Dec. 4, 2010., She is survived by her sons Raymond and Roy; daughter-in-law Chang; grandchildren Margo, Mark, Joseph, Brittney and Christopher; and precious husband Frank Marler., Helen was a talented and well-known leading designer for customers that included most of the well-known designers of women's gowns and also for famous entertainment people., She is being flown directly to New York City where her final resting place will be near her mother and other family members. Helen was dearly loved by our family and all who knew her. She was the focus of our family and will be sorely missed. She was a good Christian and we know her final home will be in Heaven. God bless.
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Leila Ann Henderson Aug. 5, 1921 - Dec. 5, 2010 Former East Bay Resident Leila Ann Henderson was born on August 5, 1921 in .....
Husband for 67 years, survived by wife Nell, son John Gardner, daughter Linda Russell, three grandchildren and four great-granddaughters., Born in Brookfield, Mo., Sept. 10, 1915. At a young age, he worked at the Brown Shoe Co. Henry was one of the first names called for the draft in 1941. He served in WWII with the 95th Infantry. While stationed in Austin, Texas, he met and married Nell Ottinger Sept. 9, 1943. They moved to California's San Fernando Valley soon after., Northrup Ventura took them to Newbury Park in 1962. After retiring, they moved to New Hall, Friendly Valley from 1980-89, and then to Thunder Bird Park before moving to Grand Oaks two years ago., Visitation is at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park and Mortuary on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Thousand Oaks on Friday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. We will dearly miss our wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
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Passed away, Sunday, December 5, 2010 in Santa Rosa. Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Lois in 2003. He is survived by his mother Sara Opal Huenergardt (101) and his father the late Howard Adam Huenergardt. His children; Craig (Cheri) Huenergardt of Vista, CA, Tracey (Alan) Tomlinson of Nevada City, CA, Kathy (Carl) Wiss of Pacifica and Charles (MaryJane) Huenergardt of Moraga, stepchildren David (Kristina) Planting of Sacramento and Lisa Planting of Santa Rosa; sisters, Sandra (Robert) Peterson of Pasadena, Cheryl (Angleo) Incardona of Alhambra and brother Douglas Huenergardt of Santa Monica; grandfather of eight. Howard was employed with Unical for 35 years. He was an avid knitter and loved attending his knitting group regularly. He was wonderful outdoorsman who loved golfing, backpacking, skiing and fishing. He loved to cook and was a huge sports fan. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service, Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Rosa Bible Church, 4575 Badger Rd., Santa Rosa. Pastor Chris Bauer officiating. Private interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
HOWARD L GREEN JAN 3, 1936 - DEC 3, 2010 Howard left us peacefully Friday, December 3, 2010. He was born on January 3, 1936 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Howard proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Save Mart Supermarkets for 42 years. After retiring in 1995, he bought and restored Edna'' , a 1953 Ford Business Coupe. He was a member of the ''Early Ford V-8 Club'' and his favorite pastime was ''cruising'' with his loving wife and best friend, Beverly. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Hazel Green and grandson Cole Green. Howard leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Beverly; daughter Teri Riesinger (Scott); son Tim Green; grandchildren Andrew, Katelyn, Sarah and Brooks; his sister-in laws, Carma (Ron), Cathy (Daryld) and Ginger (Harry); many nephews and nieces; and his best friend Raleigh Minson (Judy). A resident of Modesto, CA for more than 50 years, Howard will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a gentle soul who loved to laugh, travel, have fun and make a special connection with everyone he met. Friends are invited to attend the visitation at 10:30am on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Franklin & Downs McHenry Chapel, 1050 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350, (209) 529-5723. Services will begin at 1:00pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to your favorite charity.
Hugo E. Jimenez, Resident of San Jose, Hugo was born in Los Angeles, Ca on February of 1929 and entered into final rest on December 2, 2010. He is preceded in death by his son Hugo, Jr. Hugo is survived by his wife of 60 years, Estanislada, 7 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was dearly loved by family and friends and will be deeply missed., Family and friends are invited to attend viewing on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from 5pm until 9pm with rosary at 7:15pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home's Chapel of the Oaks. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:00am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church at 4600 Hyland Ave., San Jose, Ca 95127. Graveside service to follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose.
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Alvirda Hyman Resident of Fremont wife of Fremont Bank founder, Morris Hyman, passed away on Saturday, December 04, 2010 at the age of 91 .....
IRENE CASTRO DIAZ Age 89, life-time resident of Riverside, CA, peacefully passed away on 12/02/2010, with her loving children at her bedside at Community Care and Rehab, Riverside, CA. Irene was born in Riverside, CA. She was a housewife. Irene is survived by her daughters, Enedina Castro, Ruth Diaz-Galvan and Rachel Diaz-Loudermilk; sons, Benjamin A. Diaz Jr. (Rachel) and Moses Castro Diaz (Mary); caregiver, Maria Samayoa; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. The Diaz Family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Community Care & Rehabilitation (Station 1 Staff) for taking excellent care of our mother during her two and 1/2 year stay. Visitation 12/10/2010, 10am with Funeral at 11am at Acheson & Graham Chapel with burial to follow at Olivewood Memorial Park, Riverside. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221
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BONUCCI, JOHN ANTHONY Our Beloved Nov. 15, 1954 to Dec. 8, 2009 Gone, yet not forgotten, Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within us, Forever in our hearts.
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JACK LEONARD EDWARDS Jack Leonard Edwards, age 75, of San Jacinto, California passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at Ramona Manor in Hemet , California. Jack was born May 13, 1935 in San Diego, California. He was the son of the late Jack Louis Edwards and the late Lorrayne Marcia (Butler) Edwards. Jack worked for Orange County Animal Control for 26 years, of which he was the Director of Animal Control for 3 years before retirement. Jack served his country in the Air Force for four years and was on active reserve for the Coast Guard for eight years. His passions in life were golf, motor-homing and of course is beloved animals. He was a member of The Dwelling Place. He is survived by his wife; Linda Edwards; two daughters, Karen Neff of St. Charles, IL and Julia Tell and husband Chris Tell of Colville, WA. His grandchildren Jeffrey Paul Rabalais, Samuel B. Katz and Sean Patrick Neff; one great grandchild Madison Jean Marie Katz. Also his best friend; Keven Goulet, his wife Kathryn and his godson Alexander Jack Goulet. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory in San Jacinto, 165 West 7th Street, San Jacinto, California. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, 1501 West Florida, Hemet, CA. Funeral service will be on December 9, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. Interment will be private at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA. In lieu of flowers, please remember Jack by making memorial contributions to The .
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James "Jim" Donovan 1924 - 2010 Jim is survived by his children, Jim Donovan Jr. of Chico, CA, Mary Gambill of Bakersfield, CA, and Elizabeth "Liz" Fox of Oregon City; grandchildren, Cathy Pearson, Aaron Radman, Brooke Wilkins, Johnny Radman, Sarah Fox-Hocking, and Rachael Sherman; and 12 great grandchildren. Viewing will be Friday, Dec. 10, from 7-9 p.m., with a Celebration of life Saturday, Dec. 11, 3:00 p.m., at Newton Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. Newton Bracewell Chico Funeral Home (530) 342-9003
James (Jim) Bell 1937 - 2010 Jim was born in Bakersfield to parents Guy and Inez Bell on September 22, 1937. Guy Bell worked in the oil industry from the time he was 20 years old to his death in 1959. Jim worked in the petroleum industry all of his life. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1963 which he also worked in refueling and fuels. He is survived by his wife Myrna of 53 years; 4 children, Shelly Glover, Candy Hall, Barney Bell and Cody Bell; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He loved his family and friends and had just recently returned to Bakersfield from Northern California to be closer to all of them. He enjoyed hunting and clay target shooting. Any donations in his memory may be made to the Kern County Gun Club Youth Program, for the advancement to junior shooters or to your favorite charity. Services will be held January 14, 2011 at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, at 2:00 p.m., with a reception following.
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James Garadis, Resident of Fairfield, CA, Passed away on December 3, 2010 at Mission Villa, Campbell at the age of 92. Preceded in death by his loving wife Katherine, son John, and brothers Dan and Dean. Survived by his loving son, James and daughter-in-law Lyn, grandsons Matthew (Maria), Peter (Eve) and Tommy, step-grandsons Simon and Jonathan, and great-grandsons Myles, Leonardo and Jack, and brothers Peter (Vivian) and George (Harriet) and many nieces and nephews., Born and raised in San Francisco, he served in the US Navy during World War II and then worked at Hunter's Point with the Boiler Makers, inspecting damaged ships and managing their repair., The traditions he imparted to his sons and grandsons humor, telling jokes, singing songs and making people smile will live on. "Jimmy the Greek" will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him., Family and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service at Mission Funeral Home, 22297 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541 on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 6pm. Interment will take place on Friday, December 10 at 11:30am at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Colma, CA 94014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 39899 Balentine Drive, Ste. 161, Newark, CA 94560.
James J. "Joe" Radigan, passed away at his home on December 4, 2010 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., at the age of 81. Before retiring to Florida in 1998, Joe and his wife lived in Candlewood Shores in Brookfield for 34 years. Joe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diane and two children, James Jr. (wife, Patty) Samma-mish Wash. and Allison Smith (husband, Mark) Altamonte Springs, Fla.; four grandsons, Dakota and Chase Radigan, and Alex and Nicky Smith. He was predeceased by his second son, Christopher in 2001. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 09 at 11 a.m at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Comforter of Altamonte Springs, the Alzheimer's Resource Center of Orlando or Father Luke's Fund at the church.
James Shiro Fujitani, 4/20/1922 - 11/26/2010, Mr. Fujitani passed away in Roseville on November 26, 2010. He was 88., He resided in Roseville for the past two years and previously lived in Sacramento and San Francisco. He graduated from Placer High, attended Sierra Junior College then worked for the state of Calif., in the Law Library. James was interned in the Tule Lake relocation center. After the war he enlisted in the, and was in the MIS, participating in the war crimes tribunal in Yokohama, Japan. Upon discharge, he continued his education graduating from Sacramento State. He worked for the DMV and retired after 30 years., Mr. Fujitani is survived by his brother Tak (Jeanne) Fujitani, sisters-in-law Kiyoko Fujitani and Hasko Fujitani; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family., A private family service was held. Please sign the guestbook at chapelofthehills-auburn.com
Jane McKinnon, 97, of Ventura, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at home following a long illness., Mrs. McKinnon was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Guy and Ruth Bronson Burlingame. She was raised and schooled in Long Beach and attended U.C.L.A. In her earlier years, Jane was active in golf, ballroom dancing, bridge and volunteer work. The last few years she was active in duplicate bridge., Jane is survived by son, Rex Bailes of Hesperia; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patricia Bailes of Kona Hawaii, and Charles and Estelle McKinnon of Newark, Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alice Burlingame of Santa Clara, as well as a niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Burlingame., Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, with Pastor Dan Hull officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Condolences may be left at www.TedMayrFuneralHome.com
JAVIER MARTINEZ, infant, resident of Santa Maria, passed away December 6, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
JEAN BAPTISTE BEGORRE May 16, 1939 ~ December 03, 2010 Jean Baptiste Begorre of San Jacinto passed away on December 03, 2010. Jean Baptiste was born in Armendaritz, France on May 16, 1939. He was in the French army and worked as an apprentice on a farm before coming to the United States in 1962. He was a milker for 48 years and raised cattle in San Jacinto. He was a member of St. Anthony\'s Catholic Church. He was an avid Angels fan and enjoyed spending Saturdays watching Hemet Youth Baseball, where he was affectionately called "Grandpa Jean," and AYSO soccer. He had an infectious smile and laugh that will be missed by many. Jean Baptiste is survived by his wife, Marie Lucie, of San Jacinto; a brother, Baptiste Begorre, of Washington; a sister, Marie Louise Ascarrin of France; his son and daughter-in-law, Marcel and Catherine Begorre of Hemet; his daughter and son-in-law, Marie-Antoinette and David McPhee of Riverside; his daughter and son-in-law, Monique and James McKay of Hemet; and his pride and joy, two grandchildren, Jacob and Marley Begorre of Hemet. A rosary will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8:30am, at St. Anthony\'s Catholic Church in San Jacinto. Funeral Mass will follow at 9:00am. Interment will be held at San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.
Jean Burk passed away Nov. 30, 2010 with family and friends at her side in Lancaster., She was 85, born Nov. 11, 1925 in Knoxville, Tenn. She attended University of Tennessee, Antelope Valley College and graduated from Cal State Northridge. She was employed for many years at the AVHS District Office. In 1975, Jean and her husband Lowell moved to Thousand Oaks and owned and operated Fabrics Plus in Agoura., She was an accomplished cook and seamstress. Her life was dedicated to her family. She was a devoted wife to Lowell, who passed in July of this year. They were "rarely apart, where you found one, you found the other." She had many friends in Thousand Oaks, as well as three sons, Steve, Ron and Keith. Keith passed away in 1971. She had two daughters-in-law, Susan Buffalo and Vickie Patten., She leaves behind family in Tennessee, including her sister, Faye, and her brothers, Wayne and Ralph. She had nieces, Kathy, Amy, Jackie and Joy, along with nephews, Mike, Greg and Phil. Jean was a loving grandmother who had several grandchildren: Brent (and Heidi) Buffalo, Abby (and Mike) Livingston, Tiffani Burk, Misty (and Glen) Luettgerodt and Adam Mulkins. She had six great-grandchildren, Bryce, Cody, Megan, Colton, Aiden and Ashlynn., Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Mumaw Chapel in Lancaster. For info, call Ron at 661-675-5131.
Jean Sturges 71-year resident of Santa Clara Aged 93, passed away in the early morning hours of December 6, 2010. Jean was married to Jack Sturges for 60 years prior to his passing in 1996. Jean is survived by her three children: Dan, Sally, and Tim; her eight grand children and eight great-grand children. Family services will be private. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.
Jean Estelle Campbell Ziebron Resident of Hollister Went to her rest in the Lord, December 5, 2010 in Hollister, California aged 88. Adored wife of Stanley Ziebron to whom she was devoted for 67 years. Most beloved mother of Michael (Barbara) and Bill (Karen) Ziebron, grandmother of Elizabeth Ziebron, Melissa Buckley (Joe), Joseph Ziebron and Daniel Ziebron. Born in Portage, Pennsylvania, September 22, 1922. Predeceased by mother, Lucinda Long Campbell, father, James Campbell and sister, Margaret Campbell Freeman. Stan's World War II service in the Coast Guard took them to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Salem, Massachusetts, and New York Harbor where she supported and loved him during those years and all that were to follow. After many years in Detroit, Michigan, she helped blaze a trail to California and settled in Menlo Park. Jean taught her family and friends about passion and love for life and good times. She was a wonderful mother and advocate for her children, and attended all of their baseball, basketball, and football games in Menlo Park and at Bellarmine. She was a vocal and positive supporter of her sons and she was always proud of all that they accomplished. Jean persevered in her quest to become a Daughter of the American Revolution and has a chair in Constitution Hall in Washington, DC dedicated to her ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War. Jean loved to host her family and friends, and was a creative and wonderful cook, craftsperson, and collector of antique prints and furnishings. She could light up a room, and she could also put you in your place at the same time. She was a modern Victorian. In later years, Stan and Jean restored an historical landmark home in Carson City, Nevada, and hosted tours of their home during the annual historical society open house. Mass of Resurrection on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 7290 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos, CA. Reception for family and friends to follow in the parish hall. Contributions may be made to your local historical society or to the Alzheimer's Association . Condolences may be sent to www.grunnagle.com.
Jeff Harker, Resident of San Jose, 1956 - 2010, Passed away at home unexpectedly on Dec 3rd. San Jose Native. Survived by his wife of 28 years, Francine, his daughters Tiffany (Ronnie) and Melissa, as well as five grandchildren. Graduated from Leland High School class of 1974 and attended SJSU. Worked for 30 years in Silicon Valley. Was known for his love of military history as well as his sense of humor. He will be missed dearly. Please join us for his memorial service Tuesday Dec 14th at the Hilton 4949 Great America Pkway in Santa Clara from 6-9pm.
JEFFREY THOMAS GROTH SEP 19, 1960 - NOV 29, 2010 Passed away on November 29, 2010. He was 50. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, lived in Modesto for 20 years. He worked as a machinist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 27 years. He is survived by his wife Marianne of Modesto, his mother Susan Groth of Klamath Falls, Oregon, his brother Curtis Groth of Livermore, CA and his sister Carolyn Wolf of Livermore, CA. He is also survived by 3 nieces, 2 nephews and 2 great nieces. A celebration of his life will be held at the, in Livermore on Friday, Dec. 17 @ 11AM.
Born on Dec. 22, 1933 in Covelo, CA. He went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He is predeceased by his parents Darrell & Lola English. He is survived by daughters, Debbie and husband Alvin Murillo of Arbuckle, Peggy and husband Phil Miller of Visalia, CA, and a son Cole English and wife Donna of Yuba City, CA, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers Glen English of Reno, Nevada, and Ken English of Colusa, and Sister Deanna Sotelo of Magalia, CA. Dad came to Williams at a young age and remained here his entire life. His passions were working on equipment and trucks of local businesses. He was the founder and owner of Jerry's truck service in Williams for 20 years. Dad loved music and was gifted in playing many instruments. He attended Williams community church for many years where he served as board member and Sunday school teacher. Dad also served as city councilman and mayor for 4 years in Williams. He will be dearly missed by all his family and all who knew him. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, Dec. 9th at the Williams Community Church Burial will follow at the Williams Cemetery. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be given in his name to the Williams Cemetery Restoration Fund., Send Condolences at
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Jewel Esther Thorpe passed away peacefully November 26, 2010 in the comfort of Five Palms care home Santa Rosa. She was 89. Born August 14, 1921 to a 4th generation pioneer family, Jewel's birth was a surprise to all including Dr. Miller as she followed her twin sister's delivery by a half-hour. Jewel's childhood began simply enough along side her brother Jim, sharing her early years with her twin sister June living in the old Coleman home ranch on Fitzpatrick Lane, followed by the Buckhorn Lumber Mill on Coleman Valley Road. She very much enjoyed living in a multi-generational home which included her brother Jim, sister June, parents Bill and Mandy, grandparents Bill and Jennie Thorpe and her Uncle Charlie Thorpe. Through the numerous relocations which continued until high school, Jewel was able to enjoy and call various cities and towns located throughout Sonoma County her home. Jewel especially enjoyed spending time at her Aunt Esther and Uncle Spirito Ballatore's ranch in Valley Ford. Through her years of schooling, sports were a familiar activity which both sisters truly excelled and thoroughly enjoyed. She graduated from Healdsburg High in 1941. Following high school Jewel settled down with the love of her life, her late husband Leslie Claire Chenoweth whom she married on January 27, 1942. It did not take long before the young couple found themselves in Branscomb, California, where Les found work in a lumber mill. The young couple's first joy came the next year with their first daughter Patricia June Chenoweth. Only a few years apart did their second addition to the family arrive with the birth of Joan Arlene Chenoweth. With young children in hand Jewel and Les moved to Bodega to begin construction of a sawmill with Les's father Hardin T. Chenoweth, later to be known as Chenoweth & Chenoweth Lumber. With the addition of Bill Chenoweth in the family business the mill was most well known as Chenoweth Lumber. On a one acre piece of land next to the mill site Jewel and Les built their home in 1952. Over the years they raised their two daughters to adulthood and Jewel was fortunate enough to call this house her home all her life without having to move ever again. Jewel loved the country, the many pets the family shared over the years, and the town that truly felt home, Bodega. Steadily over the years another passion developed, photography. Chronicling her family's holidays, daily activities and vacations to Clear Lake, Jewel amassed a fortune of photo albums rich with smiles and a path that followed the birth of a twin to Mandy Thorpe in 1921 and trials and tribulations that followed life in the 1920's to the blessing of love with her husband Leslie and raising two beautiful daughters. To be a part of Chenoweth Lumber was a great pride of hers and something she never shied away from talking about. In May of 1985 another joy presented itself in the form of Jewel and Les's first and only grandchild, Steven Chenoweth Rach. The new grandparents couldn't have been happier and her camera was there every step of the way to capture their joy. In her adult life Jewel became an avid animal lover both domestic and wild all of whom she cared for and called her pets. In her later years her true love for felines blossomed. She was a familiar face at Pet Care and feed stores across Sonoma County. During the summers her home became engulfed with flowers from her large Rhododendron garden which she was very proud of. In the most recent years Jewel was pleased to see her grandson carry on the family's lumber tradition beginning in 2003. Jewel was a 50 year member of Order of the Eastern Star, Sebastopol and princess of Nefri-Ari Temple (No. 17) Daughter of the Nile in Oakland. Jewel was never short of laughs and smiles and those smiles and her recognizable laughter will never be forgotten. Jewel is survived by her twin sister June Campbell; her daughters Patricia Aho, Joan Chenoweth; and her grandson Steven Chenoweth Rach; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Jim Thorpe and her loving husband Les, whom she shared 45 years of marriage. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and everyone at Five Palms for their loving care of Jewel. A Visitation will be held on Monday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY, 301 S. Main St, Sebastopol, 829-5433. Friends and loved ones are invited to join together at the Union Hotel, Occidental on December 14th at 2:00 p.m. to share in the life and love of Jewel E. Chenoweth. Private Interment. Donations can be made to Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 6672, Santa Rosa, CA, 95406 or Shriners Hospital for Children, Defy the Odds Campaign, P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL, 33631.
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JoAnn J. Lewis, 83, died on Sunday, November 28, 2010, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease. Born on February 11, 1927 in Campbell, Ohio to Pavla (Shujansky) and Joseph Graycar. Graduating from Campbell Memorial High School in 1945, Jo married Robert O. Wilson of Poland, Ohio on May 30, 1946 in Campbell, Ohio. Their daughters, Gail L. Wilson and Jacalyn A. Wilson were born in Poland, Ohio. Bob and Jo resided there until 1964 when they relocated to Parma, subsequently divorcing in 1965. JoAnn later relocated to Atlanta, Ga. and met and married Henry "Harry" Lewis on December 12, 1981. They were transferred to Fremont, Calif. in 1983. Following Harry's death in 1992, JoAnn moved from Fremont to Palm Springs in July 1993 where she met Richard F. Smith, her long time companion of 16 years. They lived together at Mission Hills Senior Living since 2008, thriving in the wonderful and caring lifestyle they enjoyed there. JoAnn began her accounting career in Youngstown, Ohio in 1956. She subsequently worked in Cleveland, Atlanta and Boston for a number of diversified companies before forming her own bookkeeping and accounting service, The Better Ledger, in Fremont in 1984. In Palm Springs, JoAnn worked in the box office at the Palm Springs Follies and the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. JoAnn was an avid needlework enthusiast and produced many beautiful cross stitch and needlepoint creations. She was fiercely loyal and adored her family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Pavla Graycar; two infant sisters; her three sisters, Pauline Graycar, Stacy Buccilli and Phyllis Markusic; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Graycar; her brother, Robert Graycar; her husband, Robert O. Wilson; and her husband, Harry Lewis. JoAnn is survived by her sister, Agnes Ingorvate and brother, James Graycar both of Campbell, Ohio; and her two daughters and son-in-law, Jacalyn Wilson, Gail Wilson and John Purdy all of Palm Springs, as well as six nieces and nephews, and her long time companion, Richard F. Smith. JoAnn will be interred at the Welwood Murray Cemetery in Palm Springs with only family in attendance. A Celebration of Life will be held at Mission Hills Senior Living, 34560 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA on Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family invites contributions to Save-A-Pet, 67600 18th Avenue, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240 "in memory of JoAnn Lewis".
Joan M. Clay 1944 - 2010 Joan Clay, of Redding passed away peacefully December 3, 2010 at her home with family by her side. She was born in San Francisco, California on December 26, 1944. Joan was married for 41 years to her true love Jack. Her five children were her pride and joy: Russell Risley, Michelle Helmka, Scott Clay, Denise Moher, Jack Clay Jr. and her ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings Gary Johnson, Donna Crumley, and Randy Brown. Joan was passionate about chocolate, sunbathing on Shasta Lake, scary movies, and most of all taking care of her family. Joan held a special place in the hearts of family and many friends. She will be greatly missed! No services will be held. Remembrances to Mercy Hospice. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Joan Stacey Mundell, 03/31/1931 - 11/28/2010, Joan Stacey Mundell, age 79, passed away November 28, 2010. She was born in Aplena, Arizona. Daughter of Willie and Della Stacey. She attended King City High School, class of 49. She went to Franklin School of Nursing in San Francisco, Calif. She was a RN for 42 years. Joan has resided in Auburn for the past 11 years., She is survived by her husband Lavis Mundell, married for 54 years. Also survived by her two sons, Mark Mundell and his wife Debbie, and their son Ryan, Travis Mundell, 4 grandchildren, Jessica Delmonte, Patrick Page, Nancie Perez, and Melissa Page, and 3 great grandchildren., Joan is loved by many and will be missed by many. May you rest in peace Joan Stacey Mundell., Memorial to be held at a later date.
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 tedmayrfuneralhome.com.
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.
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Johnnie Mae Koontz, Resident of Hughson, Calif, Born 6-3-31 in Logan, New Mexico. Passed away on 12-4-10 at 79 years of age., Survived by sister: Emma Owens of Turlock, CA. Brother: Herman Ray Keltner of Spring Field, Missouri. Daughters: Donna England of Keyes, Ca, Kathy Koontz of Hughson, Ca, Deborah Chapple of Paradise, Ca., Marcia Avalos of San Jose, Ca., Linda Middleton of Paradise, Ca. Son - in - Laws: Phillip Avalos of San Jose, Ca, and Michael Holbrook of Paradise, Ca. 10 Grandkids, 22 Great Grandkids. Preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Charles Keltner, Butch Keltner, Frances Durnal, Louise Koontz, Bobby Groves and Sandra Sue Willis., She met and married Stanton "Jay" Koontz in 1950. After retiring from the San Jose Mercury News, Johnnie moved to Lorella, Oregon. She loved to go on road trips and enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Johnnie will be greatly missed by her family and friends., Services will be held on Thurs., Dec. 9th at Campbell Memorial Chapel, 231 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, Ca at 1pm
Joleen Harhausen August 11, 1957 - December 5, 2010 Joleen was born in Bakersfield, CA. She is survived by daughter, Amy and son, Joey; grandchildren, Alison, Amber, and Archael; sister, Ellen; brothers, Gary, Jim, and Butch; and other relatives. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 10, at 3:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd.
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.
Joseph Anthony Colletti, Resident of Campbell, Joseph Colletti, age 49, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 4, 2010., He is survived by his parents, Albert and Frances Colletti, his sisters, Debra Colletti and Cara Colletti, his niece Rachel Mullin, her husband Jeff, their daughter Claire and his beloved cat Lia Lia., Joe, a graduate of San Jose State, earned a Masters degree in accounting. He worked as an accountant for Applied Materials. Joe then went on to become a Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service., Joe was passionate about playing guitar and motor cross racing, hanging out with his friend and traveling the world., He was dearly loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed. Please join us in celebrating Joe's life. Vigil Service 5:30 PM with Visitation until 9:00 PM Wednesday December 8 at ALAMEDA FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd, Saratoga. Funeral Mass 10:30 AM at Church of the Ascension 12033 Miller Ave. Saratoga. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery., In lieu of flowers his family requests that a donation be made to the ASPCA in his name.
Lacko, Joseph F. March 12, 1941 - December 10, 2009 Daddy... The warmth & comfort of your presence is still so sorely missed, but the memory of your love will continue to hold us all together until we meet again... Love always, Shell
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Josephine Chin Lee Nunn, 4/9/1927 - 11/25/2010, Josephine passed away peacefully on November 25, 2010 with all of her children and almost all of her grandchildren by her side. She is the 4th of 7 children and was born in Grass Valley, Calif., to Tung Chin Lee and Rose Chee on April 9, 1927. A few years later her family moved to San Francisco where she excelled as a student. She attended Lowell High School and UC Berkeley majoring in nursing. She met her future husband, Bert Nunn, at UC Berkeley and they were married in 1948. Josephine loved supporting her 7 children with their activities and was an active parent in the schools, 4-H, scouts, Little League , swimming, basketball, gymnastics, dance, wrestling, and tennis. She also loved watching sports on TV and was an avid Cal football fan. Josie and Bert traveled throughout the US in their motorhome along with friends and the Placer Crawlers RV Group. Many of their trips were made to support their 17 grandchildren with their activities and to celebrate birthdays and graduations. Josephine is most well known by her family and friends for the impeccable craftsmanship and artistic talents she displayed in any craft that she pursued. She hand-made porcelain dolls from raw clay to beautiful works of art and for many years made a doll for every grandchild for Christmas. It is estimated that she hand knitted over 700 sweaters. She was also known for her delicious meals she happily cooked for large family gatherings and parties with friends., She is predeceased by her husband, Bert P. Nunn. Josephine is survived by 3 siblings, Genevieve King, Gladys Gong, and Richard Lee; her children, Carolyn Nunn-Lum (Dickman), Natalie, Harold (Kathy), Ken (Michelle), Clayton (Theda), Stephen (Linda), and Patty Nunn Iba (Wayne); 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren., A memorial service will be held on Dec. 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Lassila Funeral Chapel, 551 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn 95603.
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 Dolores Gervais left this world peacefully on December 5, 2010. She was born in the hamlet of Pacifica, CA on July 5, 1912. She always loved the autumn colors and it is fitting that, at age 98, she took her final journey during this time of the year. She believed in hard work, a good education and loved her family and country. In her youth she had to work to support her mother and family. She was one of eight children, and the last remaining sibling of Rose, Nellie, August, Guido and Blanche Lotti, and Romeo and Jules (Babe) Michelucci. She took the advice of one of her older brothers and attended Healds Business College in San Francisco. She became a bookkeeper and remained in that profession until retirement. She lamented the fact that she never received a high school diploma. In her fifties Julia attended classes at El Camino High School at night and proudly received her high school diploma. Julia was a communicator and kept in touch with all her family and friends. She authored three volumes on the Lotti/Michelucci families from their origins in Pacifica to their lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She leaves her son Dante, daughter-in-law, Jacqueline; three grandchildren: Perry (Christine), James (Tricia), and Gregg (Sandra). She was extremely proud of her five great grandchildren: Sierra, Colin, Tana, August and Catherine. She also leaves her godson, Joseph Michelucci and many nieces and nephews of the Lotti and Michelucci families, of whom she proudly talked about and leaves her undying love. The family greatly appreciates the wonderful care given her by the dedicated caregivers at Optimum Senior Residential Care Home. The family also extends many thanks to the Memorial Hospice nurses for their kind support and care to Julia and her family. Friends and family are invited to attend the Visitation on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY-Sebastopol, 301 S. Main St., Sebastopol. A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Ln., Sebastopol. If desired memorial donations in Julia's memory may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 209, Sebastopol, CA 95472 or to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Private Interment: Golden Gate National Cemetery.
Judy departed this world on Saturday December 4, 2010 in Petaluma, Calif., where she made her home for the past five years. She was born March 9, 1929 in Baltimore, Md., grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., and spent 56 years in Windsor, Simsbury and West Hartford, Conn. Her parents were Rev. Paul Huffman and Julia Huffman. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Manchester; brother Paul and sister-in-law Jessie Huffman; along with her daughters Christine (Gary Nakarado), Leslie (Sergio Martinez), and son Paul (Nancy). Beloved grandkids are Jeff Shenton (Jamie), Nate Shenton, Kirtley Ceballos (Dustin), Christian Nakarado and Alex Manchester. Judy was remarkable. She was inducted into the National Honor Society in Washburn High School in Minneapolis and attended the University of Chicago on full scholarship. She left college in 1948 to marry Lew and they settled in Connecticut. In addition to raising three outstanding children she was a founder and first president of the Simsbury Junior Women's Club. After her youngest child began school in 1961, she entered the workforce and was hired as a computer programmer when computers were first employed by insurance companies for data processing. After advancing to Systems Analyst she made a career-change decision and joined the Connecticut Housing Investment Fund, a nonprofit organization funded by the insurance industry to promote fair housing in Connecticut. After serving as Hartford Area Director for several years she formed her own company, Century 21, The Real Estate Company, in West Hartford, and later owned a branch agency in Glastonbury, Conn. In 1981, determined to complete her college education, Judy enrolled in Hartford College for Women and graduated with an Associates degree with honors. She then matriculated at Smith College, Northampton, Mass., where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, receiving her degree in Philosophy and Religion in 1987. She later taught Comparative Religion courses at Hartford College and helped raise her grandchildren. Not wanting to get away from education, she volunteered in the Whiting Lane Primary School library for several years and served as Chairperson of the UConn Adult Learning Program, the lifelong learning program for seniors in Hartford and Bloomfield. Judy was a longtime councilmember at Grace Lutheran Church in Hartford. A memorial service will be held for Judy on Friday December 10, at 2:00 p.m., in Springfield Place, 101 Ely Blvd. South, Petaluma, Calif. Charitable donations in Judy's memory may be made to C.O.T.S. (Committee on the Shelterless), 900 Hopper Street, Petaluma, Calif., 94952.
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KIRKPATRICK, KATHY of Oceanside 07/28/1951 - 12/05/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 281-7055
Kenneth "Kenny" Gardner, Sr. Passed away peacefully in Rohnert Park, Sunday, December 5, 2010 with his loving family and friends at his side at the age of 64. Devoted husband to Sheila for 32 years, adored father of Kenny Gardner Jr., Brian Gardner, Michele Gardner-Kelley and Gregory Gardner. Loving brother of Ed Gardner, cherished grandfather of Angelina, Shirel, David, Natalie, Kenny III, Katelyn, Dale and one on the way. Great-grandfather of Isaiah, Arturo, Antonio and another one on the way. Father-in-law of Sylvia Gardner and Tom Kelley. Son of Ed and Helen Gardner (both deceased), loyal son-in-law of Frank (deceased) and Alice Adragna. Brother-in-law of Al Adragna and Kim Adragna. He is also survived by numerous other family members and many, many dear friends. Kenny was born and raised in San Francisco and has been a longtime resident of Rohnert Park. He retired from Aramark in Marin County as a Sales Representative. He was an active member of the Teamster Local Union #624 and the B.P.O.E Lodge #1108 in San Rafael. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for DAAC. He touched the hearts and lives of everyone he knew with his genuine smile and laughter. Friends are invited to attend vigil service Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM and Funeral Mass, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM both will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4595 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Private interment. Additional information, organizational donations in his memory may be made online at adobecreekfuneralhome.com. We will be having a reception and "Celebration of Life" event on January 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM at The, in San Rafael, CA. CHEDA & LYONS - Directors ~ 707-789-9000
MICHAEL, KENNETH DONALD Kenneth Donald Michael, M.D. formerly of La Jolla, died peacefully on December 4, 2010 at the age of 88 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Michael graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1947. A psychiatrist, he completed residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. and served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. He practiced medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, and Carlsbad, Ca. and also taught at the University of California, San Diego Medical School. He was a Life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Michael devoted himself to various social justice concerns throughout his career. He loved sailing, the theatre, and global travel. A former resident of La Jolla, Ca., Dr. Michael and his wife Marguerite were among the founding contributors to the Mingei International Museum of Folk Art in Balboa Park. Dr. Michael was preceded in death by his wife Marguerite. Survivors include his daughters, Diane Ahern (Thomas), Gina Michael Wallis (Marc), Susan Puetz (Dan), son David Michael (Jennifer), and 11 grandchildren (Michael, Brian, Hannah, Louis, Lizzy, Krista, Emily, Lisa, Charlie, Sara, and Thomas). A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 p.m. December 21, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Shrewsbury, Mo. A private burial will be held in San Diego, Ca. Contributions may be made to the . Arrangements by Bopp Chapel.
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.
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 www.bryanbraker.com.,
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Keith Louis Harris, 46, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, after a long illness., Keith was born in Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1964., Keith was in the Navy and Merchant Marine., A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Fairfield-Suisun Cemetery. Donations can be made at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533, 707-425-4697.
Passed away peacefully in Rohnert Park, Sunday, December 5, 2010 with his loving family and friends at his side at the age of 64. Devoted husband to Sheila for 32 years; adored father of Kenny Gardner Jr., Brian Gardner, Michele Gardner-Kelley and Gregory Gardner. Loving brother of Ed Gardner, cherished grandfather of Angelina, Shirel, David, Natalie, Kenny III, Katelyn, Dale and one on the way. Great-grandfather of Isaiah, Arturo, Antonio and another one on the way. Father in law of Sylvia Gardner and Tom Kelley. Son of Ed and Helen Gardner (both deceased), loyal son in law of Frank (deceased) and Alice Adragna. Brother in law of Al Adragna and Kim Adragna. He is also survived by numerous other family members and many, many dear friends. Kenny was born and raised in San Francisco and has been a longtime resident of Rohnert Park. He retired from Aramark in Marin County as a Sales Representative. He was an active member of the Teamster Local Union #624 and the B.P.O.E Lodge #1108 in San Rafael. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for DAAC. He touched the hearts and lives of everyone he knew with his genuine smile and laughter. Friends are invited to attend vigil service Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. and Funeral Mass, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. both will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4595 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Private interment. Additional information, organizational donations in his memory may be made online at adobecreekfuneralhome.com. We will be having a reception and "Celebration of Life" event on January 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at The, in San Rafael, CA. CHEDA & LYONS - Directors 707-789-9000
Kenneth F. Muse, Sr., Mr. Kenneth F. Muse, Sr., age 73, passed away in Santa Maria December 3rd. He was a longtime resident of this area and was a native of Oklahoma. He was a communications technician and worked for Quintron Systems and at Vandenberg Air Force Base before retirement. He had a passion for racecars and in the 60's and 70's he raced at the Santa Maria Speedway. He was a Nascar fan. His other enjoyment was fishing.He was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #1745., He is survived by his son, Kenneth Muse, Jr. of Imperial, Ca; his daughter, Catheryn Smith of Santa Maria; his sister, Patricia Fowler of Sunnyvale, Ca.; and his grandchildren:Jennifer Muse of Santa Maria, Jacob Smith of of Lompoc and Matthew Smith of Santa Maria. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers., The family would like to give special thanks to Vikki Salem and Dave DeArcos for their kindness and care they gave Kenneth and also Central Coast Kidney Disease Center., A funeral service will be at Lori Family Mortuary, 915 E. Stowell Road, Santa Maria, Friday, December 10th at 1:00 P.M., The family suggests that those with interest consider research about being an organ donor.
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Gertrude Krause of Rogers, AR Departed this life on December 2nd, 2010, at her home in Rogers. She was born July 29th, 1936, to .....
August 26, 1924 ~ December 4, 2010 Lawrence P. Silva, 86, was born August 26, 1924 in Tracy, CA., and died in his home surrounded by his family December 4, 2010 in Los Banos. Lawrence married the love of his life Darlene in 1952 and they raised 4 daughters. Lawrence's most enjoyment came from spending time with his 7 grandchildren. He loved to collect many things including car models. Lawrence served in W.W.II. in the Pacific. He was a member of the VFW, Parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Los Banos Golden Agers. He is survived by his loving wife Darlene Silva, 4 daughters Laurette Silva, Karen Louderback, Kathy Rosales (Dan), Janet Main (Frank). and 7 grandchildren. Lawrence will be loved and missed forever. A Rosary & Mass will be held Thursday, Dec. 9th beginning at 11:00am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Los Banos. Burial will follow at San Joaquin Valley Nat'l Cemetery.
June 2, 1919 - December 3, 2010 Born to Jonathan and Tracy Schmidt in Lodi, California on June 2, 1919, Lillian was the second of their two children. She was raised and schooled in our valley and graduated from Denair High School, the same year her mother passed away. Lillian passed into the Lord's keeping on December 3, 2010, while at Anberry Rehabilitation facility. After attending business college in Stockton, CA, her career ranged from usherette at the "old" Merced Theater to office staff employee at Castle Air Force Base during WW II and office employee at the Merced Irrigation District from which position she retired after many years of employment. While in Merced, she met and married Elmer Staring during WWII. Their daughter Cheryl was born after the war's end, and they continued to reside in Merced. Lillian enjoyed spending time with her family, working in her home and yard, and cuddling with her "granddoggies." She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her beloved brother, Reuben Schmidt. Her survivors include her sister-in-law Mirella Schmidt of Merced; two half sisters, Joan Seabury of Nevada City and Sharon Neto of Hughson; her step-daughter, Marianne Gillies of Aptos; her daughter, Cheryl (Keith) St. Clair of Merced; three grandchildren, Carla (Larry) Lovelin of Gresham, OR, Lyn Cater of Merced, and Tom Reta of Los Angeles. Her survivors also include three great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. It should not got without mention that in her final years of life she cherished Mopps and Dancer, her canine caregivers. The family extends thanks to Judy Richards and Carolyn and Melissa Stephens for their special brad of caring, appreciation to friends Kathy and Gail, Jag Reddy, M.D., Mario K. Sablan, D.O, Mercy Medical Center, Anberry Rehabilitation, and Bristol Hospice. She has returned to her heavenly home but will always be loved and missed. A Celebration of Lillian's life will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of floral arrangements, please send a contribution in Lillian's memory to Children's Hospital Central California, 9300 Valley Children's Place, Madera, CA 93636, or Guide Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 3950, San Rafael, CA 94912-3950 or to a charity of your choosing. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
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Laurence (Larry) Walpole Resident of San Carlos Larry Walpole left this world on November 18, 2010 at 87 years of age. Larry is survived by his wife, Edith, his brother Peter, his son Carl Strasen and his family. Larry served in the English Royal Air Force throughout WWII. He was a decorated soldier and D-Day veteran. After the war, Larry emigrated to Canada, and soon met and married Edith who was a young beautiful German refugee. In 1956, they emigrated to California. Larry helped found and mentor the Belmont Cycling team. He was involved in the careers of many young cyclists. Bicycling remained Larry's passion throughout his life. Larry worked at Pan-Am as an airplane mechanic and a member of the Transport Workers Union. He was a supporting member of AA for over 30 years. Larry leaves behind a legacy of incredible stories, and the wisdom of experience. He loved this life, and he fought for every last breath. A memorial service will be held on December 11 at 1:00pm at the Congregational Church of Belmont at 751 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont.
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WICKER, Lawrence "Larry" A. Retired Deputy Director for the County of Los Angeles, Department of Mental Health, passed away on December 6, 2010, at the age of 73, surrounded by his loving family. A dedicated social worker, Larry was a quiet but major contributor to the field of public-sector mental health. Among his many accomplishments were the establishment of the Long Beach Child and Adolescent Program, the creation of the public academic partnership between the county and the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, including the psychiatric residency program, the opening of the Edelman Westside Mental Health Center, and the establishment of the countywide Emergency Outreach Bureau. More recently, Larry dedicated himself to the mentoring of young DMH managers who benefited from his gentle wisdom. Larry is survived by his wife, Robin Kay-Wicker, brother, Gerald "Jerry" Wicker, children, Lisa (Margo), Mark (Kathy), Cassandra and Ben, as well as, five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 1:00 PM at Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Dr., Valley Village, CA 91607, (818) 763-9148. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 4650 W. Sunset Blvd., #29, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 361-3850. Please note on the memo line: In Memory of Larry Wicker.
Our beloved husband and father, Lawrence Poelvoorde, passed away peacefully at home in Torrance on Saturday, December 4, 2010. "Larry" was born on March 10, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to Albert and Florine Poelvoorde. The family moved to Warren, Michigan where he graduated from St. Clements High School in 1966. He met Colleen Fitzsimons, also of Detroit, in 1969 and they were married on May 3, 1974. After traveling in the United States and Europe, the couple finally put down roots in Southern California, first in Huntington Beach, where their daughter, Lauren, was born in 1979, and then in Manhattan Beach where their son, Max, was born in 1981. They moved to Torrance in 1983 and have called it home ever since. Larry worked for the waterbed industry, as a sales representative, and finally retired from the Federal Express Corporation where he worked as a courier and service representative for twenty years. He is best remembered for his creativity, his laughter, and most of all, his music. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Colleen; his daughter, Lauren; his son, Max; his parents, Albert and Florine Poelvoorde; his sister, Susan Clark; three nieces; one nephew; and numerous other relatives and close friends. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at Halverson, Stone, and Myers Mortuary. A funeral mass in his honor will be celebrated on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Nativity Church in Torrance. The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate Providence Trinity Hospice team of Torrance and requests that donations be made to them in lieu of flowers. Please go the mortuary's website,
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George Louis LeSire Apr. 17, 1918 - Dec. 5, 2010 Resident of Fremont Entered into rest on December 5, 2010 at the age of .....
Died Tuesday November 30, 2010 at Healdsburg Senior Living. She was 101. Lena was the loving wife of the late Albert Giorgi for 51 years. She was the dear mother of Richard (Dorothy) Giorgi; and the adored grandmother of: Mark (Marnie) Giorgi, Dean Giorgi, and Nick (Madeleine) Giorgi; and five great grandchildren. Born in Albion, California she came to Cloverdale and attended Cloverdale schools. She married Albert in 1937 and moved to Healdsburg where she lived and maintained her own home until the last couple of weeks. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Thursday December 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1402 University Ave. Healdsburg. Memorial contributions preferred to the Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson, Healdsburg. Arrangements by: FRED YOUNG F. H. CLOVERDALE, 894-2540
Leticia Lazo Leticia Lazo, 89, is survived by her son Robert Garzona; grandson Robert A. Garzona; and 3 great-grandchildren, Anthony, Irie, and Ricardo Garzona. Her brothers, Luis Alonzo; Julio; and Domingo; and sisters, Pilar; Marta; Elia; Berta; and Marta O.; as well as numerous nephews and nieces also survive her. Visitation will be at Driscoll's Valencia St. Serra Mortuary from 3-9 pm on Thursday, Dec. 9 with Vigil at 6:00 pm and a Funeral Mass celebrated on Friday, December 10 at 11:00 am, at St. Anthony of Padua Church 3215 Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco.
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Lillie Mae Cordon, 86, passed away on Dec. 5, 2010. She was born in Oklahoma on Nov. 4, 1924, to Alvin and Lillie Murphree. After high school, she married Richard Cordon in 1943. They moved to the Ric
Lillie Bell Jenkins was born Lillie Bell Ingram on October 27, 1925, in Boley, Oklahoma. She was the third child born to the union of William Ingram and Gracie Gayles. Lillie grew up in Boley, Oklahoma, a famous all-black town in eastern Oklahoma noted for the black enterprises that existed in the community during the early part of the twentieth century., Lillie graduated from Boley High School in 1944, one of the 14 graduating seniors. Upon graduation, she went to Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. She was enrolled in an extension training program for the job of aircraft mechanics maintenance specializing in aircraft sheet metal. Today we call such people "Rosie the Riveter," because such people like Lillie, built the aircraft that helped the United States achieve victory in World War II., After completing her course work - "her basic training" - at Langston University on October 20, 1944, Lillie began working on aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. On April 28, 1945, Lillie B. Ingram received an "Award of Emblem for Civilian Service" in recognition of her "contribution to the successful prosecution of the war effort through faithful, and satisfactory service over a period of more than six months with the War Department ...", While working at Tinker, Lillie met a rather brash young man named Everett Jenkins. Lillie and Everett did not get along at first, but on a dare, Lillie invited Everett to a Valentine's Day Party. In 1945 Everett proposed to Lillie while at the train station, before being shipped overseas for service in occupied Germany. Everett asked Lillie to wait for him, and she did. Lillie and Everett were married for 55 years, from this union there would be five children., In 1957, Everett and Lillie were transferred to George Air Force Base, near Victorville, California. Lillie liked the area, so they bought a house, the "pink house," and have lived there ever since. Upon settling in Victorville in 1957, Lillie joined the First Missionary Baptist Church, and was a member for the remainder of her life. Primarily a homemaker, in 1966, Lillie again joined the civil service. She worked at George Air Force Base Dining Hall as a dining room attendant from 1966 to 1975., Lillie passed away on December 1, 2010, at Victor Valley Hospital surrounded by her family. Her husband, Everett Jenkins; her parents, William Ingram and Gracie Gayles; her sisters, Ruby Wisner and Euradell Hickman; and her brothers, Colbert Ingram and Marvin Hunter, preceded her in death. Lillie leaves to mourn her passing five children: Gwendolyn Manning of Los Angeles, California; Everett Jenkins, Jr. (Skip) of Fairfield, California; Evelyn Manning of Los Angeles, California; Garry Jenkins of Livermore, California; and Kevin Jenkins of Victorville, California. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Luther Jenkins, Jr. of Anaheim; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends., Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Desert View Funeral Home, 11478 Amargosa Road in Victorville, California 92392. The "Celebration of Life" services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Desert View Funeral Home, 11478 Amargosa Road in Victorville, California 92392. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. at Desert View Memorial Park, 11478 Amargosa Road in Victorville, California 92392. Repasse will be served following graveside service at the First Missionary Baptist Church, 15740 First Street, Victorville, California 92393.
Linda Joanne Stenberg Resident of Santa Cruz June 16, 1954-Nov. 27, 2010 A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Dr. in Aptos, CA. Please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com for more information.
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Lorenzo Fuentes, Sr., Lorenzo Fuentes Sr., a longtime Santa Maria resident passed away December 2nd in Santa Maria. Lorenzo was born to Santos and Apolinar Fuentes on August 30, 1937 in El Paso, Texas. Upon moving to Santa Maria he attended local schools and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1957. Lorenzo married Consuela Mojarra in 1960 and raised three children., He was recognized for his outstanding talent as a first baseman playing city league baseball in it's heyday from the 50's and 60's. He was known to be the best first baseman on the central coast. Lorenzo was also well known throughout the community as the patron of his well established business, Sierra Roofing. Lorenzo was a tremendously dedicated hard worker, never giving up and enjoyed working until the last day of his life., He also dedicated his time to his grandchildren being the best grandfather anyone could ask for. He was very attentive with his granddaughter's softball activities and supportive through their youthful careers, as well as attending as many games as possible for his grandson's soccer and basketball. Anyone who was acquainted with Lorenzo knew he cherished and loved his grandchildren. His love for them was unconditional as he gazed upon them in that loving moment., He is survived by his sons: Lorenzo Fuentes, Jr. and Thomas Fuentes; daughter, Lisa Dominguez; brothers: Angel "Tony" De La Cruz and Enrique "Henry" De La Cruz; sisters: Patricia De La Cruz and Maria Louisa "Mary Lou" Limon; daughter-in-law, Liz Fuentes and son-in-law, Steve Dominguez; grandchildren: Jennifer "Jenny Penny" Fuentes, Elise Marie "Mona" Fuentes, Nicolas "Nikelodeon" Dominguez and Alec "The Troublemaker" Dominguez and one great-grandchild, Danikah Bazan. He also leaves behind his beloved pet and best friend, his boxer, "Matt the Brat" Fuentes. Lorenzo was preceded in death by his parents and brother Santiago "Jim" Fuentes., He will be missed by many, held forever in our hearts and memories, now treasures that will never be forgotten., Visitation will be held Thursday, December 9th from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Orcutt Chapel, 204 Patterson Road. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 P.M. Graveside funeral services will be at the Santa Maria Cemetery Friday, December 10th at 11:00 A.M.
Loretta Rubida Resident ofSan Jose May 1936 - December 2010 Our mother passed away at the age of 74, with her family by her side. After a courageous battle withovarian cancershe joins her late husband Darrell of 45 years. She was a loving mother to Debbie (Darryl) VonRaesfeld, Cheryl (Rob) Duarte, Randy (Mae) Rubida, Karyn (RD)Lucas, Pam (Myron) Von Raesfeld, Christine Lane, and the late Russell Rubida and proud grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Please join us in celebrating Loretta's life on Friday, December 10th. Viewing at Lima Family Mortuary,466 N. Winchester Blvd, Santa Clarafrom 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Services at Gate of Heaven22555CristoReyDr., Los Altos at 12:00 p.m. Gathering will follow. Loretta requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to theOvarian Cancer Research Fund14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400New York, NY 10122or via the web atwww.ocrf.org.
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Longtime Ventura resident Lorraine Ballance passed away peacefully in her sleep, at home, early on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, 2010. She had a long and eventful life, and will be missed by her family and many friends., Born April 12, 1922 in Bethel, Mo., Lorraine was the only child of William H. and Bessie Fox. She had fond memories of her early years in Bethel, where her grandparents owned and operated a general store. When the depression set in, Lorraine and her parents moved to Washington, D.C., where her parents were able to find work. During her girlhood in Washington she lived on a street with six other girls her age, and for the rest of their lives, they all remained lifelong friends., With Lorraine's passing all but one of these friends for life are now gone. Lorraine married Lieutenant Chester F. Lowe in 1939, and their son, Christopher R. Lowe, was born in 1943. Sadly, Lieutenant Lowe was killed in 1945 at the end of WW II. For the next several years, Lorraine lived with the Lowe family, moving from Denver to New Orleans to Lawerence, Kan., where she attended The University of Kansas for two years., In 1948, she married Richard L. Ballance, and their daughter Karen was born in 1949, followed by a son, Kurtis, in 1950. Richard and Lorraine and the three children moved to Ventura in 1955. Lorraine and Richard divorced in the early 1960s, but Lorraine and her children remained in Ventura. She went back to school at Ventura College, and then went to Cal State Northridge, where she finished up her education and obtained her teaching credential in 1964. She taught for one year at El Camino Elementary School in Ventura, and the following year she transferred to Saticoy School, where she taught third grade for the next 18 years. While teaching in Saticoy she made many friends who were very important to her for the rest of her life. After retiring in 1982, Lorraine enjoyed traveling, going to plays and musicals with friends, playing bridge with various groups, bowling, some volunteer work, and many other activities. She also kept in touch with and frequently visited friends and relatives in many parts of America., Lorraine's health began declining in 2005, starting with a broken hip, but she continued many of her activities for the next several years, and still enjoyed a wonderful quality of life. She had been suffering from congestive heart failure for several years, and in the fall of 2010, her condition declined rapidly. Right up until the end of her life, she was still enjoying visits from friends, enjoying an occasional outing, reading her newspapers, and remembering old friends and days gone by. She still had many friends who cared about her, and they, along with her family, will have many fond memories of her., Anyone wishing to honor her memory should make a donation to either Friends of the Ventura County Library, or the Ventura Chapter of Mended Hearts, two organizations she believed in and was involved with right up until the end of her life.
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Marie Genevieve Lucero Our Beloved Jul. 7, 1913 - Dec. 5, 2010 Of Oakland On Sunday, December 5, 2010, Mary Lucero a native of .....
Luisa Acio Oao, Beloved wife, mother and friend to many, Luisa Acio Oao died on December 2, 2010 at the age of 88. She was born on October 1, 1922 at Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She came to the U.S. with her husband in May of 1979. She worked as an agriculture laborer for 15 years. She loved to fish, cook, clean and take care of her grandchildren., She is survived by her husband, Vincente Oao, 1 brother, 2 sisters and her children Victor, Phanie, Linda, Eddie, Lydia, 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren., Visitations will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 4:00pm -7:00pm at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary with a Rosary at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 9:30am. Burial will follow in the Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Lupe M. Gomez, Resident of San Jose, 10/03/1925 - 12/05/2010, Preceded in death by Richard A. Gomez, sons Rick and Rudy Gomez, and Ron Caballero. Beloved mother of Lori Gomez, Robina Gomez-Avery and Jose Ramirez. Devoted Nana to many. Loving sister of Luz Gomez. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Age 85 years., Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 7 p.m. at LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL, 600 S. Second St. San Jose, with Visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH, 2020 E. San Antonio St. San Jose. Interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
GARCIA, MARIA DE JESUS National City 01/06/1932 to 11/30/2010 Memorial Service "Serenity Chapel" Friday, Dec. 10th 2PM Funeraria Del Angel Humphrey (619) 425-9111
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NAVARRO, MARIANO V. Escondido 9/9/36 - 12/3/10 10 AM, Thursday, 12/9/10 St. Mary's Catholic Church Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162
Mary Elizabeth Lavin "Grammy" Mary Elizabeth Lavin "Grammy" passed away peacefully on November 23, 2010 surrounded by loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, July 10, 1933 she spent most of her life in PA and New Jersey. In PA she was an active volunteer for the Chester County Advisory Councils of the Department of Aging and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). She also appeared in several onstage productions of The Barley Sheaf Players in Lionville, PA where she wowed audiences with her many musical and theatrical talents. In 2006 Mary moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she spent four wonderful years living in "Grammy's Cottage" in Kentfield CA. In California she became a dedicated member of the Larkspur Larks Club and enjoyed Thursday mornings with her friends at the Corte Madera Recreation Center. She valued the weekly tradition of Friday night family dinners at Ambrosia Restaurant. An avid reader and crossword puzzle devotee, she was also often described as the best Rummikub player in her family and the most enthusiastic Mad Gab player of all time. Mary brought love and fun into the lives of all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Karl Zitzelman. She lived for her children and grandchildren, for whom she had the deepest love. She is survived by children Jeanne M. Lavin (husband Stephen Donelan), James P. Lavin (wife Barbara), Michael J. Lavin, Marybeth K. Byers (husband Robert), Kelly A. Forrester (husband Dennis) and Kathleen F. White (husband Kurt). She was "Grammy" to seven grandchildren: James Lavin, Jr., Brian Lavin, Corbin Forrester, Tyler White, Benjamin White, Shannon Mary Donelan, and Audrey Lavin, and will be dearly missed by her beloved dog Winn-Dixie. She was adopted as "Grammy" by Terese Helgogaard (Denmark) and Mit Ammar (Brazil). She is also survived by her first husband, James M. Lavin, brother, Gerald O'Neill (wife Helen) and six nieces and nephews. There will be a private gathering of family and friends in her honor in Marin on December 12, 2010 at 11:30AM. For information call 415-680-0549. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ChildFund International http://www.childfund.org. Grammy/Mom, you were loved and cared for so deeply by us all. We will miss you more than words can say.
FERNANDES, MARY KAY San Diego 6/3/1948 - 11/25/2010 12/11/10 at 11:00 a.m. St. Patrick Catholic Church North Park Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131
KLINTWORTH, MILDRED 09/28/1911 - 12/04/2010 Services will be held in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania Brock Funeral Home Glenshaw, PA
MR. RAYFORD R. DEFOSSE, 86, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 2, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
MR. TED O'NEAL SCOTT, 82, resident of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 3, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens
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Myron Lester Shorter, Jr. Myron L. Shorter ("Les), 78 of Bel Marin Keys died at his home December 3, 2010. He was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey. He joined the US Air Force and retired after 20 years at Hamilton with an Honorable Discharge. He is survived by his stepmother Martha Shorter; brother, Michael Shorter; sister, Larue Goodwin; six children, Margaret Deluca, Rose Shorter, Les Shorter (Jr.), Patricia Shorter, Barbie Betz; and Chrystal Eaton; fourteen grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. As founder and owner of Western Dock Enterprises, he built the docks at Pier 39 on San Francisco Bay, and received patents for concrete floating devices. Les was an avid ballroom dancer and shared the floor with his lovely wife, Mary Jane ("Jamie") Shorter (deceased) of 42 years in Marin County. He was a water sport enthusiast, and active in the Bel Marin Yacht Club. He was also a snow skier spending many winter weekends with his family at Squaw Valley. He was a member of the Vallejo Moose Lodge. Services will be held at Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugela Ln., Novato, California on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Monte's Chapel of the Hills San Anselmo 453-8440
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Ghosh, Malancha August 30, 1982 - December 12, 2009 In remembrance of our beloved daughter, Malancha. Awareness of impermanence and embracing change with peace and wonderful loving memories of every moment of her 27 years, a permanent gift to us as the reminder of her courage, passion for excellence, and gracefulness --- Susnata and Subir Ghosh Riverside, California
MANUEL MARTINEZ BERBENA NOV 28,1937 - DEC 3, 2010 Manuel Martinez Berbena, 73 of Ceres, passed away in Modesto on Friday, December 3, 2010. He was born in Porterville, Ca., to Frank & Eva Berbena. He graduated from Downey High School, where he played football & baseball. He worked at CVC General Foods for 43 years. He had an amazing work ethic. After he retired he began a lawn care business to keep busy. He was a member of E Clampus Vitus Chapter 58 and volunteered for, . He enjoyed boating skiing pitching horseshoes and dancing. He was the unexpected tambourine man at weddings & parties. Manuel is survived by his wife Connie H. Berbena; children, Roger Berbena, Doug Berbena, Keri Rodgers, Kelley Berbena, Kristi Berbena Wood; 4 stepchildren; 22 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 6 brothers, also survive him. His parents preceded him in death. Manuel lived life on his terms, he knew how to have fun and had many friends. He was an outstanding, one of a kind man. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Antigua Event Center, 3200 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to Special Olympics.
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Schulter, Margaret Ann, 89, born in Newkirk, Oklahoma on June 17. 1921 to Ross and Lucie Daugherty, died November 28, 2010. Raised in Los Angeles, she attended Manuel Arts High School where she met and married the love of her life, Jack. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage before Jack's passing in September 1993. She is survived by her five children, Robin (Jay Uchiumi), Jill (Paul Wormald), Kathy (Al Steenblock), Ryan (Leslie) and Megan (Michael Tatu); ten grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. We all miss our loving Mom and Moag. Private family service held. For those wishing to make a contribution in her memory, the family suggests donations to the
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Margaret H. Cerulli, 67, of Ridge-field, wife of Anthony P. Cerulli Sr. died at Danbury Hospital, Monday, December 6, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Cerulli was born in Norfolk, VA, February 1, 1943, a daughter of Paul and Marie (Moore) Evans. She resided in Norfolk until the age of twelve and moved to Stamford where she attended local schools and graduated from Stamford High School in the Class of 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Cerulli married in 1963 after meeting one another in 1957 in junior high school. A talented artists using oil based colors, Mrs. Cerulli was a homemaker and was completely devoted to her friends and family, most especially her husband, children and grandchildren. A resident of Ridgefield since 1970 coming from the Stamford/Norwalk area, Mrs. Cerulli attended St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Ridgefield. In addition to her husband of forty-seven years, she is survived by a daughter, Antoinette M. Fornshell and her husband, Robert D. of Ridgefield; a son, Anthony P. Cerulli Jr. and his wife, Kirstin of Ridgefield; a brother, James Evans and his wife, Mary of Wilton; a sister, Sue Davis and her husband, Robert of Bethel, a sister-in-law, Gloria Trivelli of Stamford and two brothers-in-law, Michael Cerulli, Jr. or Stamford and Oakley Banning of Norwalk; four grandchildren, Emily, Robert, Angelina and Joseph and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place on Friday, December 10th at 10:30 a.m. in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield with the Rev. Michael Lyons officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield. The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, on Thursday, December 9th from 4PM to 8PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Cerulli's memory and honor may be made to Voice for Joanie, 5 Glenwood Rd., New Milford, CT 06776, or to the ALS Family Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 229, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.
8/10/1909-11/29/2010. Margaret, age 101, was a descendent of pioneer families who settled in Butte County in 1856. She was born and raised in Chico; moved to Marysville in 1941 and resided at Fredericka Manor Retirement Community in Chula Vista, CA since 1996. Margaret was a Charter and 59 year member of the Marysville Rebekah Lodge, an 84 year Member and Past Chief Companion of Butte Circle Companions of the Forest, 89 year member of Neighbors of Woodcraft, 69 year member of Native Daughters, 60 year member and Past Madam President of the Ladies Auxiliary #2088 Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member of the Emblem Club. She was a Senior Reproduction Machine Operator for the State of California, Cal Trans for 10 1/2 years. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband Martin C. (Bus) Polk and her son James K. Polk. She is survived by her daughter Shirley Cox of San Diego, Grandsons Robert, Thomas and Martin Polk, 10 great grandchildren and eight great- great grandchildren. Visitation is this Friday, December 10, 2010 from 9am - 11am with funeral services immediately following at Sierra View Mortuary in Olivehurst, CA. Interment will be at Sierra View Memorial Park. Visit them online at:, Send Condolences at
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Peggy was born Marguerite Ethel Murphy, Feb. 25, 1919 to Peter and Marguerite Murphy in Detroit, Mich. She passed away on Dec. 3, 2010, with her family at her side at Edna's Residential Care Home in Camarillo at 91 years of age., Peggy met her husband, Earl Thomas Gordon, at Square-D where they worked together and they married on Sept. 6, 1941, at the Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit. Peggy came to California when Earl transferred with General Motors to open the new plant in Van Nuys. They lived in Van Nuys and later Mission Hills where they raised three daughters, Kathy, Linda and Diana. Peggy began a teaching career in 1962 at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills teaching typing and business classes. Known as "Mrs. G" she enjoyed her many friends and students at Alemany., In 1978 she and Earl moved to Leisure Village in Camarillo and she took her teaching skills to St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura. Both Peggy and Earl enjoyed traveling. They saw the world on their many trips and cruises. This past year she lived at Edna's Residential Care Home where she was also nurtured and loved by her second family of generous care givers. Peggy had a long and full life., She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl, and her brother, Joseph Murphy. She is survived by her three daughters, Kathleen O'Riley (John), Linda Galtress (Tom) and Diana Fosmore (Terry), all of Camarillo. She was Nana to Patrick and Michael O'Riley, Tommy Galtress, Kristian Harrison, and Katelynn Fosmore, as well as Great Nana to her step great-grandson, Conner, who will miss her deeply. She is also survived by Mary Jane Hendry, her dear friend and sister-in-law., A time of visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 9 at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma Dr., Ventura, 93003. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdelan's Catholic Community Church, 25 Las Posas Road, at the corner of Las Posas and Crestview, Camarillo. Conejo Mountain Memorial Park will serve as her final resting place. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Charles Carroll Funeral Home in Ventura, 642-8134.
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 IXTA MAR 9, 1921 - DEC 5, 2010 Maria Ixta passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at her home in Modesto, CA. She was 89, born in Etucuaro, Mich, Mexico, and came to the U.S. in 1967. Lived in San Jose, moved to Modesto in 1970. Worked seasonal at Tri-Valley Growers #7, but her biggest passion was her family. Preceded in death by her husband, Felipe, parents, and siblings. Survived by her children: Lourdes, Jaime, Jose, Dagoberto, Espiridion, Rafael, Lidia, Jessie, 23 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Rosary at Franklin & Downs at McHenry Ave. Chapel on Thurs. Dec. 9-6 pm. Mass at St. Stanislaus at 7th & J St. on Fri. Dec. 10 at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.
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Marlin Lee Stebbins of Avila Beach, was born in August 1933 in Coudersport, Pa., and died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his home. He met and married his wife of 56 years, Nina, in Bakersfield, Calif. They moved to the Central Coast in 1957 and have lived in the area ever since. Marlin was in the U.S. Army, where he served basic training at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. After basic training, he was sent to Camp Irwin, Calif., where he served out the remainder of his military service. He worked for this three brothers-in-law as a carpenter until work was short. He then went to work at Port San Luis Harbor District in September 1966. He had worked as a mobile hoist operator, dock worker and was facilities manager when he retired on Nov. 30, 1994. Marlin and Nina were the caretakers of Point San Luis Lighthouse for 31 years. He was dedicated to his family, job and the care of the Lighthouse property. Marlin was a member of the American Legion Post 136 in Arroyo Grande, Eagles Aerie 4153 in Oceano and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and just spending time with the love of his life, Nina. He loved people, would call you by your first name and shake your hand like you were his oldest friend. Marlin is survived by his wife, Nina; five children Laura Overstreet of Chandler, Ariz., William Stebbins (Teresa) of Pismo Beach, Joni Brewer (Larry) of Oceano, Deborah Schwartz (Russ) of Chandler and Edward Stebbins of Nipomo. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Milton Stebbins (Betty) of Port Allegany, Pa.; sister, Donna Sherwin of Allegany, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Eva Stebbins of Coudersport; and son, Ronald Stebbins of Grover Beach. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the American Legion Hall, 417 Orchard Ave., in Arroyo Grande.
Martha Bernice Forman Fink, Resident of Millbrae, May 11, 1927-Dec. 2, 2010, Born in Philadelphia, Martha Fink was a graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls and theUniversity of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. She was the proud owner of a chain of travel agencies, and one of the earliest to earn certification by Institute of Certified Travel Counselors (ICTA). She was a popular public speaker, taught Travel Sales and Marketing classes, published 2 books and was renowned for her wit and prodigious memory for good jokes. She had a passion for liberal politics and had a razor sharp insight. Martha resided in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Carmel Valley, Brentwood, and recently moved to San Mateo, then Millbrae. She is survived by her three children, Randy Sahae of Millbrae, Amy Fink of San Bruno and Adam Fink of San Carlos as well as her niece Susan Forman Villalobos. She is also survived by her brother Edward Forman, and her five grandchildren, Raj Sahae, Jason Neofotistos, Ravi Sahae, Aaron Neofotistos and Rachel Fink., It is requested that memorial donations be made to eitherPhiladelphia High School for Girls, or Lions Clubs International Foundation.
MR. MARTIN ROSAS, age 35, resident of Santa Maria, passed away December 6, 2010. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Moreno Mortuary
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"Mike" Ensley, 86, of Palm Desert, Calif. passed away on December 3, 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. She was born on April 6, 1924 to Clarence and Fern Harvey in Redlands, Calif. She was a homemaker and involved in many local charities. "Mike is survived by her husband, Harold of Palm Desert; daughters Cyndi Conroy of La Quinta, and Lynette Zimmerman (Thomas) of Virginia: and son David Ensley of La Quinta. Her greatest joy was her 4 grandchildren Allison Conroy and Michael Conroy of San Diego, Ashley Zimmerman of Missouri and Christopher Ensley of Arizona. A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers family request donations to The Living Desert or Cancer Foundation.
Mary Helen (Patterson) (Humphrey) Parker 1920 - 2010 Mary Helen (Patterson) (Humphrey) Parker was born to James and Blanche Patterson on August 4, 1920. She was followed by 7 sisters; Laverne, Virginia, Betty, Doris, Nancy, June and Bobbye. She had 3 children (Allen, Donna and Karol) by her first husband, Ray Humphrey. Her many occupations culminated in a career with Jamison Shelter Care where her favorite responsibility was taking care of the babies. Helen was a kind and loving person who delighted in helping others. She lighted the way where ever she went and was active in her church and community, serving meals on wheels into her 80's, in the small town of Ralston Oklahoma where she lived with her second husband, Darl Parker, following her retirement. The death of her husband, followed by a stroke, necessitated her relocation to Bakersfield to live; first with her family and later in the assisted living facility of Westchester Gardens where she was lovingly cared for by many care givers. Helen is survived by her children, Allen Humphrey (Betty), Donna Davis (Bill) and Karol Michel (Mickey); as well as her sisters, Virginia Sanders, Betty Cunningham (Curt), Doris McColgen (Jim), June Branch and Bobbye Trotter; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Helen loved being with her family and enjoyed the chatter and laughter that abounded in that sphere. She loved a family reunion and that's where she has gone. Waiting for her will be those who passed before her; her husband, Darl Parker; mother and father; sisters, Laverne and Nancy and Ray Humphrey. She was an active Christian and worshiped God, who was first in her life, with all her heart and soul. A memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Larry Wood at Valley Baptist Church, on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.
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Mary Elizabeth Hurley Kunz 5/15/1932 -12/3/2010 Mary Elizabeth Hurley Kunz, beloved wife, sister, mother and grandmother, went to her eternal reward on Friday, December 3, 2010, after a lengthy illness. She will be greatly missed for her care of her large family, her concern for others, and her sparkling sense of humor. A proud third generation Californian, Mary was born in Watsonville to David Edward and Elizabeth Mary Hurley, and lived in Salinas and Calaveras County. Accepted into college at age 15, Mary graduated from Calaveras High School at 16. In 1954, Mary graduated from Saint Mary's School of Nursing and earned a B.S. in Nursing and PHN from the University of San Francisco. At St. Mary's and as a "Pre-Pioneer" (a member of the second graduating class of women) at USF, Mary developed lifelong friendships with classmates and cousins, and a love of San Francisco. In April of 1954, Mary married William (Bill) David Kunz and lived briefly in Sacramento. Mary and Bill then moved to Fresno, where they reared eight children and were active in St. Helen's Parish. Mary worked as a corporate officer in the construction company Bill established in the Central Valley, and held a contractor's license, but her first love was nursing and she maintained her nurse's license into her 70's. In 1990, Bill and Mary relocated to Concord, where they volunteered at St. Agnes Parish. Recently, she lived on the peninsula where her husband and children, especially her eldest daughter Marianne, and her eldest son William and his wife Arlene, lovingly care for her. She died in Burlingame. Mary's greatest love and source of pride was her family. "Nana" was happiest hosting family holidays, and feeding children and grandchildren. Mary's legacy includes an incomparable example of faith, hard work and dedication. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William D. Kunz; her brother, Edward Hurley of Stockton; her children and their families: Marianne, Kathleen (Christopher Wille), William (Arlene), Michael (Margie), David (Debbie), Maureen Motoyasu (Jeffrey), and Elizabeth (John Mon Pere). She was preceded in death by her son John. She is survived by 17 grandchildren and numerous cousins and their families. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 11 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame. A rosary will be held prior to the mass at 9:40 am at the church. The family thanks Dr. Geschwind of UCSF, Drs. Levinson and Whelan, and her caregivers, Gloria, Latu, Delia and Mills Estate Villa for their care of Mary during her illness.
MARY LEE DAVIS-GARRYJUL 19, 1923 - NOV 29, 2010 Mary Lee Born in Tigris, Mo. entered into Heaven 11/29/2010 Mary Lee was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a elementary school, in Colorado, also a savings and loan counselor for Midland Federal Savings and loan in Denver, Colo., P.E.O sister for Chapter HW and a past deacon for Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Modesto. Mary Lee is preceded in death by her father Albert H. Swegart; mother Maude E. Swegart/Lamar; brother Albert (Buzzy) Swegart; husbands Guy C. Davis and Thomas W. Garry. She is survived by her sons, Brian Kelly Davis, and Guy C.Mitchell Davis; daughters, Cheryl Sue Stitt/Phillips, and Judith Kay Rochman; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Services to be held Dec. 9 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Rd., Modesto. A celebration of life reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356
Mary Blaine (nee Cronin), 85, peacefully passed away in her home on Dec. 1., She is survived by her children, Bob of Vacaville and Julie Ann Biggi of Roseville; and two granddaughters, Breana and Cheryl Biggi. Mary was also very special to and loved by her son-in-law, Mark Biggi; and her granddaughter's fianc\é, Jonathan Smiley., Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bob; and siblings, Julie Cianciarulo, Miles Cronin and Michael Cronin., Mary was born and raised in San Francisco and attended St. Monica's and Presentation high schools. Married in 1946, she and Bob moved to Holy Name of Jesus parish where she was active in school and church events. Mary spent the last 14 years of her life in Vacaville to be closer to her children and grandchildren., A rosary and funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vacaville, 1781 Marshall Road., Services are being conducted by Nadeau Family Funeral Home., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The or the Alzheimer's Association .,
MARYELLEN HERNANDEZ JUN 16, 1921 - DEC 5, 2010 Services under the direction of Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. Turlock, CA.
Wallace, Matthew Locke August 10, 1965 - December 1, 2010 Graduated from Santa Monica High School and served in the US Navy. Memorial Service at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11 AM.
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Rev. Dr. Tommy Smith McCall Resident of Walnut Creek Pastor of Resurrection Concord Christian Church, passed away peacefully at home November 14, 2010, the .....
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Max F. McGuire Dec 29, 1919-Dec 5, 2010 Resident of San Leandro Max passed away this past Sunday at the age of 90. His .....
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Patricia Kay Mensing Resident of Pleasanton Patricia passed away on November 29th, 2010 in her home after a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer. .....
Michael Agresta, 57, of Shingletown died Sunday at Marquis Care at Shasta in Redding. Arrangements are being handled by Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587).
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Milagros Frazier Rodrigues died on Dec. 2, 2010, surrounded by her loved ones., She spent most of her life in Pacifica, Calif., in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s as an entrepreneur., She is survived by her husband, John Rodrigues., A visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Chapel By The Sea Funeral Home, 801 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica, Calif. Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Pacifica, Calif., and her final interment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif., will follow.,
Mildred Bertha Howe was born Jan. 15, 1917 in Deary, Idaho, to Thomas and Jennie Westby. She was one of five children, four of whom predeceased her., Mildred grew up first in Deary and then Potlatch, Idaho, graduating from Potlatch High School in 1935 and St. Lukes School of Nursing in Spokane, Wash., in 1939. She married Walter Howe in 1940, a union lasting over 60 years until Walters passing in 2001. Sometime after moving to Oxnard in 1954 Mildred began working as a nurse at Camarillo State Hospital, a position she held for many years., An avid reader most of her life she especially enjoyed history, historical novels and word games. She was a quiet, kind and gentle lady whose greatest joy in life was her family. All of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren remember with gratitude all the many kindnesses and thoughtful expressions of love given them by her through the years., Mildred peacefully slipped away at her home to be with her Lord Friday morning, Nov. 26 at the age of 93. She was the last one in her family remaining of that generation but is survived by her three children: Ruth (John) Maatta of Chester, Mont., Bob (Carolyn) Howe of Oxnard, and Carol (Lute) Watson of Carson City, Nev., and her five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews., A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.
Mildred J. O'Hara of Camden, Del., died Monday, December 6, 2010 at Kent General Hospital. She was 77. Ms. O'Hara was born February 13, 1933 in Bruster, N.Y. to the late John F. O'Hara, Sr. and Eunice Boyce O'Hara. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Union Carbide Corp. in New York and Process Engineering in New Hampshire and at the Riverside Veterinary Clinic in Haverhill, Mass. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, John O'Hara, Jr., Haines and Thomas O'Hara and sister, Mary Phelps. She is survived by her sister, Jane O'Hara of Danbury; and numerous nieces and nephews. Local arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapels, Dover, DE.
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Jean Lorentine Moore Resident of Newark Jul. 11,1934 - Dec. 5, 2010 Jean Moore, youngest of 5 children, born and raised in Berkeley, Ca. .....
Nacho Melendez, 64, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 1, 2010. Nacho was born on June 9, 1946 in Port Hueneme., He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Orelia; daughters, Edie Melendez-White (husband Bear), Melissa Ramirez (husband Eddie); grandchildren, Dion Melendez-Holmes, Eddie Jr., and his princess, Kateri Ramirez. He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Delgado, and brother, Manuel Melendez., Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Reardon Funeral Home in Ventura., They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true. I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I needed you, and a million times I cried If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly; In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill. If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again., -Author Unknown, Mr. Melendez was entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 757 East Main Street, Ventura; 643-8623.
Natividad Martinez Resident of Santa Clara Sept. 8, 1938-Dec. 2, 2010 Will be missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife Candida, daughter Carol, a second grandchild Athena and his two brothers Ricardo and Robert . Services will be held today at the Lima Family Santa Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N Winchester Blvd. Friends and Family are invited to a viewing at 6pm with a Rosary and Memorial starting at 7pm.
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ABBATE -- Matthew Thomas Abbate, 26, formerly of Fresno, died Thursday. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Peoples Church. Remembrances: Toys for Tots, c/o U.S. Marine Corps, 4949 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727.
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Hajime Etow Services are Dec. 11 for Hajime "Jim" Etow, who died Dec. 1 at Watsonville Community Hospital.
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Morissa Anapolsky, a community volunteer and coordinator for staff development programs at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, has died at age 60. Morissa Anapolsky
Passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 in Santa Rosa. Olga is preceded in death by her husband James Rumar (2006). She is survived by her son, Nicholas Klimenko and his wife Patricia Driscoll of Santa Rosa; sister in law, Vera Alexander of Santa Rosa; preceded in death by her sister, Nadia Petroff and brother, Rev. Paul Gribanovsky. Grandmother of Michael (Suchrita) Klimenko of Petaluma and Paul Klimenko of Tampa, Florida; great grandmother of Larissa and Nathan Klimenko and Nicholas and Alexander Klimenko. Olga loved to travel, cook and socialize with her friends, playing cards, bridge and mah jong. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service, Friday, December 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa Mortuary Chapel, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. Father Lawrence Margitich officiating. Private interment at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to, , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. SANTA ROSA MORTUARY EGGEN & LANCE CHAPEL, 545-3747
ORA GRACE STEELE 1918 ~ 2010 Our dear Mom passed away on December 2, 2010 at the age of 92. Her greatest accomplishment was being a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all. She will be missed by all who knew her. Grace was born in Soda Springs, Idaho to the parents of Ora Harry and Orpha Winifred Brown. She had a sister Mary Alice and brother Ora Harry Jr. The family moved to Hayward, California in 1923. They later on, moved to Modesto, Cali- fornia. Grace graduated from Modesto High School in 1937. During her high school years she spent time playing the clarinet in the band and was the Drum Majorette. She served as secretary to Frank Mancini, the band leader. The band was invited to march across the opening of the Bay Bridge. Later she attended Munson School for Private Secretaries in San Francisco. Grace worked in several bookkeeping positions. She later helped her late husband, Carroll in the family feed business at Farmer Warehouse Co on 9th and L Street in Modesto. She was well known among their customers for her knowledge on rabbits and chickens. She lived a life of service and industry. Grace was always busy with her garden, sewing, raising animals, family history and preparing meals for others. She turned her garage into a used clothing outlet and provided clothes for those in needs and what was left was personally deliver to a small village in Mexico. Grace was a member of the Daughter of Utah Pioneers She leaves behind two children, Randall Steele and Lynda Blakemore. Seven grandchildren , Jenifer Keiser, Lauri Zwahlen, Tiffany Hoffman, Josh Steele, Benjamin Steele, Sabrina Rex, Jared Blakemore and also 23 great grandchildren. Her legacy of kindness and service to others will forever be a reminder to all who are left behind. Viewing will be held Friday December 10th at the Eaton Family Funeral Home at 513 12th Street, Modesto, California between 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1930 7th Street, Hughson Ca., located between Hatch Rd. and Fox Rd. In lieu of flower, donation can be sent to Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Ave., Hughson, Ca. 95326.
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ANRO, PATRICIA MARY of El Cajon 07/16/1938 - 11/30/2010 American Cremation Service (760) 480-8483
COHEN, PAUL FREDERIC Dec. 29, 1944 - Aug. 12, 2000 Beloved Nephew . Brilliant Star Magnificent Soul Too soon taken from here to eternity
MARSHALL, PHYLLIS Born on May 5, 1928 in Jenks, Oklahoma, passed away on November 28, 2010. Phyllis was an ER nurse and supervisor at Grossmont Hospital for 28 years. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gene; her sons, Bruce and Tim; her daughter, Kimberly; grandchildren, Cody, Clayton and Erin, and great-granddaughter Faith. Phyllis was a loving, caring wife and mother and is deeply missed. Private services and cremation will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.
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Pamela Wilkinson Lee Mar 4, 1961-June 17, 2010 Survived by son Brandon and daughter Samantha. Remembrance July 10, 2010. 408-239-0216.
Of College City passed away on December 4, 2010 at Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland, CA. She was born June 20, 1937 in Woodland, California. She was a loving mother to Danny Kern Phelan (deceased); Susie Phelan McCullough and husband Steve; Jeffrey M. Phelan. Grandmother to Hattie McCullough Knowles and husband Paul of Minot, ND, Minda McCullough of Fresno, CA and Grandson Mitch McCullough of Arbuckle. She also was Great grandmother to Layne Knowles and a sister to Maryann Diaz. She was preceded in death by her parents William "Bill" Rankin, Harriet Watson Hawk and son Danny Phelan. Arlene lived her entire life in College City. She retired from College City Post Office and Rankin Store, which her grandfather built. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and dear friends Beverly Cox, Carolyn Struckmeyer, and cousin Sandra Jacobson Sanchez. A Rosary will be recited at 12:30p.m. followed by Funeral Mass which will be held on Friday, December 10th, beginning 1:00p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Interment to follow at College City Cemetery. Donations may be made to Arbuckle Fire Department or charity of choice., Send Condolences at
WARNER, Patricia H. Jan. 26, 1920-Dec. 1, 2010 While raising six children Patricia also was a foster parent to 189 infants over a 37 year period. She was an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America for nearly 60 years, a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church for nearly 50 years and a member of the Redondo Beach Seniors Club. She was preceded in death by her husband George, son William and brother John. She is survived by five children Tom of San Diego, Bob of Paramount, Barbara Fulkerson of Hawthorne, Dennis of Manhattan Beach, and Dianne of Torrance; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11AM at American Martyrs Church, Manhattan Beach with a reception immediately following in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donate to Holy Family Adoptive Services, 1736 House or Project Touch, Inc. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Rice Mortuary 310-792-7599
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Patricia Ann Tourigney, 68, nine year resident of Sun City Palm Desert, Calif. passed away at Eisenhower Medical Center on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, following an eight month battle with complications following an April surgery. Pat was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, and friend. She was born on May 28, 1942 in Everett, Mass. to Harry J. Rocco (deceased) and Eva (Melone) Rocco. Pat was a graduate of Everett High School, and worked for Kraft Foods for 30 years. Pat married Donald R. Tourigney in 1992. They moved to Palm Desert in 2001, fully engaged in life as retirees. Pat was known for her beautiful smile, her statuesque grace, and her love of adventure. She was game for any new experience or fun event; if Italian food was included, all the better. Pat knew how to organize anything, and had a knack for making order out of chaos. Pat has been a member of the Performing Arts Club, Boomers & Friends, Lady Putters, Lady Nine Holers, and Bunco Babes. Pat is survived by her husband, Donald R. Tourigney, Palm Desert; mother, Eva Rocco, Burbank, Calif.; sister, Virginia L. Durkin (James Mentel), South Pasadena, Calif.; brothers, Harry J. Rocco, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Joseph Rocco (Diane), Rehoboth, Mass. Pat will be greatly missed by all who loved her, and admired for her bravery and determination to regain her life. Internment services next week will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held after the holidays, date and time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Sacred Heart Church, 43-775 Deep Canyon Road, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
PAUL W. GREENEISEN Passed away Nov. 13,2010 in Riverside, CA at the age of 87 years. Born in Garfield, Ohio, he has lived in Riverside for 29 years. Mr. Greeneisen served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a PFC. Following the service he continued his education and became an Engineer for 44 years, working for many companies, Avery Label Co., Hunter Engineering Co. and FMC Corporation among the most recent. Paul is survived by his loving children, Sherri Hendrick and Douglas Greeneisen. Devoted grandfather of 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Mon., Dec. 6, 2010 in Akes Family\'s "Chapel of the Chimes", Riverside, CA and interred in Riverside National Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS Entrusted To The Care Of: Riverside, CA. (951) 785-4071
Paul L. Walton July 31, 1921 - December 6, 2010 Visitation for Paul L. Walton will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Cryptside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Paul was born in Nebraska on July 31, 1921. As a young man in his teens he sold LIFE Magazines door to door in New York City and loved to talk about it. He then entered into the U.S., and proudly served our Country with General Patton throughout Europe and he was awarded the, . After the war, he met and married his long time love, Tena and moved from Los Angeles to Bakersfield in 1952. Paul was in the dairy business until he retired in 1987. He then worked for Calcot with his retired brother-in-law, Jack. They had great, funny stories! Paul and his wife Tena owned and operated Pier's Drive-In on Oak Street for many years. Tena preceded him in death on March 24, 2001. In the later part of his life, he enjoyed traveling with family, friends and neighbors who accompanied him to Las Vegas, Laughlin and Pismo. These were his favorite places to visit where he was always welcomed back as "Uncle Paul, the good looking Dude", by all. Marty and Sheri Comaianni want to thank all of his gracious neighbors who touched his life and attended to his every need. Optimal Hospice is truly appreciated for their end of life compassion. Paul also enjoyed his visits to the VA Medical Center in Los Angeles, as well as the VA Clinic in Bakersfield. "Uncle Paul" will truly be missed by all. For additional service information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care
ROBERTS, Paul "Nick" Nicholas Born: April 6, 1936 Passed: November 29, 2010 Retired Fireman, last resided in Santa Paula and Santa Clarita. Survived by his wife Kim; children Torri, Sherri and Sylvia; stepchildren Dylane, Bobby and grandchildren Justin and Melony. Services will be held: Los Angeles Fire Department Memorial 1355 North Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA Friday, December 10, 2010 11 AM
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ZASLOFF, Phyllis B. Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076
DAVIS, ROBERT of San Diego 08/04/1927 - 12/06/2010 Bayview Crematory & Burial Services (619) 281-7055
Rolf O. Heydel In loving memory of Rolf O. Heydel, at the young age of 92 passed away at his home in Mill Valley on Friday, December 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife Heidi, his son and three daughters, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. We all love and miss him very much. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to .
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NEILL, ROY of San Diego 07/31/1940 - 12/02/2010 Friday, Dec. 17 at 1:00 p.m. Mission Basilica S.D. de Alcala Bayview Crematory & Burial (619) 281-7055
BLOOM, RUTH S. La Jolla June 18, 1918 to December 6, 2010 Am Israel Mortuary 619-583-8850
89, of Yuba City, passed away at home on December 4, 2010. He was born on September 27, 1921 in Uriangato, MX and was a local resident for 53 years. He retired as a farm laborer and was a member of Abundant Life Church-Iglesia vida Abundante in Marysville, CA. Survivors include his sons, Crispin Murillo, of Knights Landing, CA; Alfredo Murillo, of Olivehurst, CA; Rafael Murillo, Jr. of Knights Landing, CA; Jose Murillo of Marysville, CA; Elias Murillo, of Yuba City, CA; daughters, Elvira Alvarez, of Yuba City, CA and Lupe Perez, of Yuba City, CA; and a brother, Miguel Murillo of MX. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Faustino Murillo, David Murillo, his sisters, Eudocia Murillo and Maria Murillo. Funeral services will be at 7pm at the Chapel of the Twin Cities, Yuba City, CA. Rev. Joe Murillo, from Abundant Life Church will be officiating. Burial will be at 10am on Thursday at Sutter Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5pm to the services. Send Condolences to
April 10, 1925- Nov. 18, 2010, Ralph Glendon Chamberlain, from one of Simi Valley's pioneer families, passed away in his sleep after a brief illness in Santa Maria, Calif., Born in Somis, Calif., to Ray and Minnie Chamberlain and raised in Simi Valley, Ralph was a graduate of the 1941 class of Simi Valley High School (when it was located on School Street). After graduating from high school, Ralph served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nehenta Bay which saw heavy action in the South Pacific. After his service in the Navy, Ralph enjoyed a 36-year career with the Simi Valley Unified School District until he retired in 1985., Ralph started out driving school buses and ended up managing maintenance operations for the entire district. It was not unusual for Ralph to bring his young child along when driving a school bus (Thom) or moonlighting as a water meter reader (Carol). A man of few words, Ralph was modest and understated, quietly going about his life and helping others without a fuss, occasionally sharing his dry wit and sage advice. Ralph worked hard and expected nothing less of those around him. He was resolute in his ways and very dependable., Ralph stayed on the straight and narrow and his frugality was legend. On one occasion, he bought a derelict travel-trailer from a shepherd for $75 and restored it during late nights and weekends. After the renovation, Ralph parked the trailer at the beach a few weeks every summer as a home base for Fran and the kids' adventures, even if Ralph could only visit after work. The trailer also became home base in the desert where the family would ride motorcycles off-road. Always, the children's friends were invited and welcomed along., Ralph enjoyed the outdoors, and shared that love with his family. Ralph and his oldest son, Thom, enjoyed fishing and camping in the Sierras. When the Boy Scouts first allowed girls to join, Ralph was there with Carol and accompanied her on many backpacking and camping trips over the years. Later, Ralph supported Gary's advancement through Boy Scouts, rarely missing even a weekly meeting. Whether it was fishing and camping in the Sierras, riding motorcycles in the desert, assisting Boy Scouts, or long summer road trips with the family, Ralph would make a plan and just do it. Even after retirement, Ralph and Frances continued the tradition of long road trips in their new RV, visiting friends and family around the country., Ralph is survived by Frances, his wife of 62 years; son, Thomas Chamberlain (Lori) of Los Olivos; daughter, Carol Jones (Danny) of Arroyo Grande; youngest son, Gary Chamberlain (Marge) of Simi Valley; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and countless friends., Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, George. Ralph will be missed by those who knew him., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 800 Bello Street., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your local food bank to help those who have little.
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Ramsey Bancroft Fowler, born November 10, 1957, passed away December 1, 2010. Ramsey was a loving and devoted father, boyfriend, son, brother, uncle, teacher and friend. His family moved to Apple Valley in 1964 and Ramsey attended local schools from grades two -11, when he moved to San Marino in order to swim CIF during his senior year. After graduating from San Marino High School in 1975, he attended the University of California at Irvine, where he joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Ecology. He returned to the High Desert in 1982 to make it his permanent home., Ramsey leaves behind his beloved daughter, Jenna; his loving girlfriend, Patty; his parents, Anne and Clark; siblings: Robert, Kathleen and James; many nieces, nephews, and loved ones., His almost 20-year teaching career encompassed Yucca Loma, Rio Vista and - most recently - Vanguard Preparatory School. Ramsey loved his students, but - because of the enormous respect he had for the benefits of a good education - he held them to the highest standards and strived to make the educational process fun. One of his most memorable years came at Rio Vista when his daughter, Jenna, was in his class., Ramsey was a fun-loving, caring and unique person, passionate about those he loved, but with great compassion for the less fortunate. His on-going donations to the homeless and helpless were a hallmark of his life, but one he never spoke of with others., Music-lover and aspiring pianist, Ramsey became the lead singer with The Bottom Dwellers, a local rock band, but continued to enjoy the many sports that drew him back to the desert. Running, biking, swimming and tennis were among his favorites, but he was an undefeatable master of backgammon as well. A conduit of energy with a smile on his face and ready wit from his lips, Ramsey was always the life of the party, an instigator of fun and mischief, whose playful spirit brought joy to all those around him. He was passionate and stubborn in his opinions, a strength that he carried over into his personal relationships., Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 11th at the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Chapel at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road in Apple Valley, CA 92307 followed by a Celebration of Ramsey's Life at Vanguard Preparatory School, 12951 Mesquite Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92308, (760) 961-1066., In lieu of flowers, an educational trust fund has been established at the Apple Valley Branch of Desert Community Bank in the name of Jenna Bancroft Fowler. Donations may be made directly to the DCB Apple Valley Branch, 16003 Quantico Road, Apple Valley 92307., The Fowler family wants to express its deepest appreciation to the administration and staff at Vanguard for their outpouring of love and support for Ramsey., We love you Ramsey and will always hold you in our hearts.
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Jumper, Randy Alan January 18, 1951-December 1, 2010 Randy passed away after a nine month battle with melanoma cancer. He is survived by his parents, Donna and Gene; his wife, Nancy; sisters, Kathy (Chip) and Carol (Larry, Sr.); brother, Jeff (Kimberley); sister-in-law, Ann; mother-in-law, Odile; nieces, Torri, Sarah and Tina (Corey); nephews, Ricky, Eric (Keri), Samuel and Larry Jr.; grandniece, Taylor; grandnephew, Ikaika; godchildren, Torri, Kevin, Whitney, Cam and Mac; and many friends. He will be dearly missed by all. A memorial service will be held at Pacific View Cemetery in Corona del Mar on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
Randy Shields, retired California Highway Patrol Officer, succumbed to a long battle with a work related illness on Nov. 27, 2010 at UCLA Medical Center, with his wife and daughters by his side. He was 55 years old., Randy grew up in Simi Valley and attended Royal High School, graduating in 1973. He worked in construction with his father, brothers, uncles, and cousins and was a superb carpenter. He joined the California Highway Patrol in 1985 and served with the Southern Division. He received many honors and awards during his tenure including being named State Traffic Officer of the Year. He finished his career with the CHP as an Investigator. He retired to Shasta County in May of 2002., He enjoyed construction projects, restoring old vehicles, boating, camping, fishing, traveling, exploring, and spending time with his family. He was a mentor, an amateur inventor, a modern day philosopher, and an entrepreneur. He was loved by everyone that met him. He will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone that had the privilege of knowing him., Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Larna and Harry Shields., He is survived by his wife, Alicia; his daughters, Laree and Jenni Shields; his son-in-law, Mike Hammer; his step-children, Jack, Stephanie, and Shanna Stephens; his grandchildren, Ashlee, Matthew, and Cianna; his siblings, Scott, Brett, Craig, and MLisa Shields; his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends., Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship: 2864 N. Sycamore Dr. Simi Valley, CA 93065. A celebration of life will immediately follow the church service at The Moose Lodge: 4860 East Alamo Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063.
Ray Lommatzsch, 83, of Vacaville, passed away in Vacaville after a brief illness on Saturday, Dec. 4., He was born in St. Paul, Minn., on June 21, 1927., Ray was the owner of a heating and air conditioning company for 30 years from 1960 to 1990., He is survived by his wife of 53 years, LaRena Lommatzsch; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Luis Romero; son, Michael Lommatzsch; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Max Lindley; and three grandchildren, Thomas Romero, Daniel Romero and Adriana Romero., He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhold and Rose Lommatzsch; and his daughter, Elizabeth Lommatzsch., Per his request, a memorial service will be held at a later date., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis High School Elizabeth Lommatzsch Memorial, 1885 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040-4098., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.,
Ray Eckebrecht passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the age of 86. He was born on April 14, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., Ray served in the Army during World War II. After returning home Ray and his wife Ruth raised their family in Chicago until they retired to Ventura in 1979. Ray was a talented artist and wood carver who shared his gifts with family and friends., He was a lifelong enthusiast of music and dancing, even up to his final days you could find Ray dancing while holding on to his walker. Ray enjoyed participating and watching many sports including bowling, baseball (Cubs, of course!) and speed skating., Ray was a loving husband of 35 years to his Ruth, who preceded him in death in 1986, and a caring father to his two daughters, Karen Roth (Steve) and Kris Sawyer (Mark); beloved "Papa" to six grandchildren, Amy Grob (Danny), Eileen Guettler (Jeff), Sara McGuire (Ian), Maggie Sawyer, Andrew Sawyer and Charlie Sawyer; "Big Papa" to five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Avery, Lucas, William and Zachery. A private family celebration of Ray's life will take place later in the month., In lieu of flowers, please make donations to worldwildlife.org or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.
Raymond R. Buick, 89, of Redding died Tuesday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
REUBEN S. EVANS, of Santa Maria, passed away December 6, 2010. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory
REV. NATHANIEL MONTEZ JR. APR 17, 1965 - NOV 29, 2010 Reverend Nathaniel Montez Jr went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after many years of illness. He is survived by his two beautiful daughters, Devonette and Athalia Montez, his mother Lucille Montez, and siblings, Suzette, Nannette, Jay, Daniel Montez, and Carmen Mejia. He will be missed by his extended family of Uncles, Aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and church family. Nate's life was a testament to his faith in God, and the power of HIS resurrection. Many times Nate was at death's door and God extended his life; our time with him after a kidney transplant nine years ago was our gift from God. Services will be held at the church he pastored for over fifteen years, Apostolic Christian Temple of Salida 5670 Pirrone Road at 6pm on Thurs., Dec. 9, and 10am, Fri., Dec. 10.
Rhoda Adeline Brown, 94, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. She was born in Freeport, Ill., in May 1916 and moved to California with her husband in 1943. She worked as a registered nurse at Daniel Freedman Hospital in Inglewood, Calif., for 25 years and Moorpark Unified School District for 10 years. She was a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and will be missed by all who knew her. Rhoda is survived by her four children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William. A private celebration of her life will be held by the family.
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Richard Fulton Ford JULY 1, 1938 -DECEMBER 9, 2006 Your family loves and misses you every day.
Richard Philip Kollin Oakland resident, loving husband and father of two died early Sunday morning November 7, 2010 at the age of 74. Born in New York City December 20, 1935. Son of adoring Hungarian born parents Willam Kollin and Claire Zwillinger. At the age of 4 he performed traditional Hungarian dances at the 1939 World's Fair. Raised in Brooklyn and Miami. Attended, Gainesville, where he learned to speak Russian. Served in the US army Counter Intelligence Corp. Received masters degree, Columbia University. He was a pioneer in library and information sciences by publishing scientific, business, newspaper and law index databases. He parlayed his publishing, library and information science knowledge into roles as an electronic publisher, major player in the information technology revolution and early Internet entrepreneur. Founder of several innovative companies such as Pandex, Oliver Press, Magazine Index, IAC, Telebase, and Music Boulevard. A free thinker and proud political progressive. Esperantist. Lover of Mozart. His long battle with diabetes in later years put a damper on his growing list of accomplishments but not this sweet mans dynamic personality. When unable to speak, his eyes spoke volumes. When unable to walk, his pointing finger lead the way for people to follow. Richard Kollin, lovingly known by family and friends as Dick is survived by his devoted wife Sandy Buehler, loving children, son Todd Kollin and daughter Lisa Kollin, favorite sister Barbara Sparrow and many, many extended family members and friends. The family will hold a private memorial over his birthday weekend. For more information contact the family at email@example.com
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
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Robert "Bob" Gogstad, 75, of Vacaville, died on Nov. 26, in Vacaville., He was born on Aug. 20, 1935., Bob was a United States Marine Corps gunnery sergeant., Graveside services are pending.,
Robert Lee Boring, Resident of Burlingame, Mar. 7, 1952 - Dec. 5, 2010, Father of Aubree and Lori, brother of Linda, son of Helen and Lee. Also survived by nephew Carl and niece Michelle and brother-in-law Bill., Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 12:00pm at The Colonial Mortuary of Crosby-N. Gray & Co., 2 Park Road, Burlingame, Ca. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, Ca.
Robert Creasy, 2/27/27-11/29/10, Dad to us, Grandpa to all - Robert Creasy passed away at home after a short illness on November 29, 2010., Robert's love-Grace-passed away in 2009 and he greatly missed her. Robert is survived by his Children, Tim (Debbie), Kerry (Catherine), Jon (Patty) and Marta (Rob Brockel), Grandchildren - Jason, Jennifer, Kyle, Forest, Amber, John, Jamie, Nicole and Sammantha and five great-grandchildren. Dad resided in Folsom since 1957; he was owner of Folsom Lumber until his retirement in 2005. Dad was a past member of the Folsom Parks Commission and Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Folsom City Lions Club and various Lumberman Assocs. Dad was a veteran of World War II, serving in Japan as part of the 11th Airborne. Dad loved building off road dune buggies and racing with his sons and especially grandson Forest. More than anything Dad was a family man, he was always in the stands for every ball game, graduation and school play. He never said no. He loved telling stories, especially about growing up with his four sisters, three brothers and tons of cousins in the Arizona Desert. He was a great man, more importantly he was a good man and will be dearly missed., A celebration for Robert and Grace will be held on January 15, 2011 from 1 to 5 p.m., at 9928 Inwood Road, Folsom. 916-988-1621 for info.
Left us on Nov 19, 2010; born October 6, 1953. Survived by sisters Joanne Williams, Susan (Aldo) Lange, Robin Andreacchi and Gwen Salani; numerous nieces, nephews and friends whose lives he touched. Preceded in death by his parents Robert Sr. and Frances Larson and, sister Carolyn. Special thanks to staff of Evergreen Health & Rehab Center Petaluma for their care and love. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday Dec 11, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Angie's & Geo's Hideaway/TJ's Restaurant, 18100 Hwy 116, Guerneville.
ROBERT "BOBBY" FELIX Was born in Riverside, CA on May 13, 1941 and entered Eternal Glory on December 5, 2010. Bobby lived in Corona, CA his entire 69 years. Bobby attended local schools and graduated from the old Corona High School in 1959. Growing up he was passionate about two things: music and sports, especially softball. He played the saxophone for Corona Junior and Corona Senior high, as well as high school basketball and baseball. One of his finest moments was performing with the marching band at the grand opening of Disneyland in July 18, 1955. Bobby also played on men\'s fast pitch softball traveling teams in the 1960\'s and 1970\'s, mostly with the "Chicanos." He passed his love of softball and music to his two daughters, whom he coached for many years. Bobby was employed as a professional umpire of girls and women\'s fast pitch softball for over 20 years. It was never a job to him, as he enjoyed it so much. In his later years, he could be fond watching local softball games and tournaments, always with a rulebook in his pocket, just in case. Bobby lived his life for his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a very proud Papa. He attended every band recital, awards ceremony, parade and play; always an hour early so he could get the best seat. Bobby was a big USC fan and was always wearing USC t-shirts, hats, etc. His family always knew what to get him for Christmas. Bobby also loved attending Centennial High School football games with his brother and nephews. Bobby had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He loved going to church every Sunday and sitting in the exact same seat. He will be remembered by his church family as being friendly and giving great hugs. bobby loved sharing stories of his life with others and could easily become fast friends with anybody he met, from the grocery store clerk or gardener, to the front office staff at the doctor\'s office. We will forever miss his stories and jokes. Bobby is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosie; his two daughters, Roberta (Raul) Moreno and Rhonda Crawford of Corona; his four grandchildren, Ivan Robert Crawford, Reina Elizabeth Crawford, Matthew Ryan Moreno and Mark Nicholas Moreno, all of Corona; his brother, Charlie Felix of Corona; his sisters, Linda Alvarez of Romoland, Patsy Anaya of Corona, and Georgia Felix, Sara Hernandez, Monica Ayala, all of Riverside. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Sadie Felix, his sister Gloria Sevier, and brothers Joe and Herbert. A Celebration of Bobby\'s life will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00am at New Beginnings Community Church, 1769 Western Avenue, Norco, CA 92860. Viewing will begin one hour prior to service at 10:00am at New Beginning Community Church. Burial will follow services in Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bobby\'s memory to the Santiago High School Band Boosters or the Centennial High School Husky Players, to support local music and theater programs.
Robert Laurence Heidner, 48, of Oceano, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his home. Rob had various hobbies, which included growing plants, computer electronics, photography and projects in wood. Two of his greatest joys were his pet cockatiel, Baby, and communicating with his many friends and family. He was considerate and caring, and will be greatly missed. Rob is survived by his daughter, Teresa Hudson of Arizona; granddaughter, Sakura; brother, Norm Heidner; sister, Marilyn Keyte, both of California; and parents, Robert and Phyllis Heidner, of Arroyo Grande. For those who wish to attend, there will be a viewing from 11 to noon, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Reis Family Mortuary, 991 Nipomo in San Luis Obispo, followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Arroyo Grande Cemetery, 895 El Camino Real in Arroyo Grande. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the . Reis Family Mortuary 544-7400 San Luis Obispo
July 19, 1931- December 2, 2010 Departed this earth on Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Eureka, CA at the age of 79. Robert was born in Oklahoma. As a child, he moved with his family to the north coast of California. He was a long time resident of Eureka. Robert was a Veteran of the
Robert Lawrence McKay Apr. 20, 1927 to Dec. 6, 2010 Bob passed away at home at the age of 83. He loved playing cards with his family and golfing with friends. Bob was an avid 49er fan and Yankee fan. Bob and his wife Bev lived in Daly City for 54 years and recently moved to Redwood City. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly; three children, Kristine Sigona (Joe), Lexann Massoni (Mike) and John McKay (Paul Espinosa); four grandchildren, Anthony Sigona (Brandi), Trinette Rohrbach (Mike), and Heather and Steven Massoni; two great grandchildren, Gavin and Lexi Sigona; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Family & friends are invited to a celebration of Bob's life Saturday, December 11th from 11:30 to 3:30 at 420 Keel Lane in Redwood City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to your favorite charity or Pathways Hospice at 585 North Mary Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Robert Saliger, 71, of Grover Beach, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his home. Bob was born in Clear Lake, Iowa, to Rudy and Dena Saliger. He graduated from Clear Lake High School and shortly thereafter, moved to California. Bob started working at Circle Seal Controls in Pasadena, where he met Virginia, whom he married in 1963. Bob and Virginia raised their two daughters, Dawn and Stacy, in Fullerton. They moved to Cambria in 1986 and Bob began a new career as a spa service owner. He loved the rapport he had with his customers and serviced their spas for 13 years. They then lived in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach. Bob loved camping with his wife, Ginny, cooking for his family and tinkering in his garage. He also loved watching the Lakers and the Dodgers. Bob served on the board at Bolsa Chica Estates and was one of the chief cooks for the pancake breakfasts there and at our family reunions. Bob was known for his huge smile, warm hugs and firm handshake. Bob will be missed by his wife, Ginny; daughters Dawn Penner of Grover Beach and Stacy Wadlow (Marty) of Grover Beach; grandchildren Kevin and Drew Penner of Corona, Calif., and Hannah, Joel and Caleb Wadlow of Grover Beach; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Dena Saliger; and brothers Rudy and Donald Saliger. A celebration of Bob''s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at New Life Community Church, 990 James Way in Pismo Beach. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bob''s name to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
Passed away December 4, 2010. Born January 19, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roger graduated from Berkeley High School in 1947 and then served in the, for three years. He then attended San Francisco State. After seven years in the SFPD, he transferred to the SFFD. He loved the camaraderie of the Fire Department and enjoyed a long, successful career at 2 Truck until retiring in 1982. During the same period in his "free" time, he founded CC Equipment in partnership with Rita, retiring in 1983. Roger was an enthusiastic athlete; he especially enjoyed playing baseball at SF State, tennis and golf, and the LA-SF Games. He also loved playing handball at the Olympic Club, recently celebrating 50 years of membership. Roger will be dearly missed by his many friends, but most of all by his family, his children Elizabeth Timmerman (Pete), Katherine (Patrick) and Michael (Joy). He adored his grandsons, Cooper and Riley Timmerman and Daniel and Joseph Martin. He will be remembered by his former wife, Rita; as well as his niece, Luana Horstkotte and her son Ryan, and his niece, Gina Hughes. He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Martin, his mother, Grace, and stepfather, Joseph Jordan and sister, Stella Horstkotte. A service will be held on Thursday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica's Catholic Church at Geary and 23rd Avenue in San Francisco. A reception will follow at the Olympic Club (Lakeside), at 599 Skyline Boulevard, San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or the SFFD Toy Program.
Roger B. Martin Passed away December 4, 2010. Born January 19, 1930 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roger graduated from Berkeley High School in 1947 and then served in the, for three years. He then attended San Francisco State. After seven years in the SFPD, he transferred to the SFFD. He loved the camaraderie of the Fire Department and enjoyed a long, successful career at 2 Truck until retiring in 1982. During the same period in his "free" time, he founded CC Equipment in partnership with Rita, retiring in 1983. Roger was an enthusiastic athlete; he especially enjoyed playing baseball at SF State, tennis and golf, and the LA-SF Games. He also loved playing handball at the Olympic Club, recently celebrating 50 years of membership. Roger will be dearly missed by his many friends, but most of all by his family-his children Elizabeth Timmerman (Pete), Katherine (Patrick) and Michael (Joy). He adored his grandsons, Cooper and Riley Timmerman and Daniel and Joseph Martin. He will be remembered by his former wife, Rita, as well as his niece, Luana Horstkotte and her son Ryan, and his niece, Gina Hughes. He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Martin, his mother, Grace, and stepfather, Joseph Jordan and sister, Stella Horstkotte. A service will be held on Thursday, December 9 at 11:00am at St. Monica's Catholic Church at Geary and 23rd Avenue in San Francisco. A reception will follow at the Olympic Club (Lakeside), at 599 Skyline Boulevard, San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or the SFFD Toy Program.
ROLAND E. SILVA JAN 12, 1928 - DEC 2, 2010 Roland was a proud veteran of WWII, serving in the, Air Force and again during the Korean Conflict in the Infantry. He was a lifelong resident of Modesto, and retired from Tri-Valley Growers. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Louise, their daughters LaVonne (Al) Rodriguez, Debi Williams (Jim), two granddaughters, Kristy (Sean), Kim (Chris), and one great-grandson, Landon. His sister-in-law also survives Roland, as well as three nieces and nephews, their spouses, and children. The visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 9, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a funeral service scheduled for Friday, December 10, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., both to be held at Lakewood Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson. A Guestbook is available to sign at:, www.lakewoodhughson.com
AYALA-Roland P. Ayala, 77 of Newport Beach, Ca. died December 4, 2010 at home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Arcadia, Ca. on March 13, 1933, Roland served in the
Ronelle Denette Kotter, Resident of Belmont, While surrounded by family and friends, Ronelle Denette Kotter, 56, of Belmont, California, went to be with the Lord on December 3rd, 2010. Cause of death, Multiple Scleroses., Ronelle was born January 1st, 1954, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Reeb. Her only sibling was the late Ron Reeb. Ronelle moved to California with her mom where she earned a bachelors degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley. She was the wife of Kenneth Kotter for 30 years and mother of Marika, Shelly, and Krystal. Ronelle was a member of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View California. She loved to play the piano, flute and danced ballet while growing up. Ronelle was a homemaker and a fabulous cook. She was actively involved in her daughters' educational pursuits. Ronelle was a devoted follower of Christ., Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, December 10, 2:30pm with a Visitation beginning at 1:30pm at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 2440 Leghorn St. in Mountain View. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 1pm at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette. Crippen & Flynn, Carlmont Chapel, (650) 595-4103
ROSE ANNETTE WALSH, Rose Annette Walsh, 87, passed away on December 4, 2010 after a short illness., She was born January 21, 1923, the oldest daughter of her loving parents, Percy and Antoinette Stodden. The family left Butte, Montana in 1928 to make their home in Southern California, where Annette received her education. Two years after graduating from Eagle Rock High School in 1941, she joined the WAVES and served her country at the naval base in San Diego until the end of the Second World War. After returning home she continued her education at Glendale Community College and at a Los Angeles business college., In 1948 she met and married Irvine Stephen Walsh, their life together ended in 1999 when Steve passed away. They had moved to Santa Maria in 1986 and enjoyed their retirement years here, establishing a new home and traveling. Annette was an avid gardener and a talented Bunka embroidery artist, who received many awards at local County Fairs for her colorful and creative designs., Her great strength of character and her unshakable faith in God's goodness helped her towithstand many hard blows with courage and a beautiful smile. Tragically in 2008, Jeanne her beloved daughter died, followed shortly thereafter by her husband Jeffrey Gill. Annette is survived by her son Tom, her daughter Ellen; as well as grandsons Jeffrey (Heidi) Gill their family Ashley and Kyle, James (Shannon) Gill their children Jaime, Nikolas and Dylan; and her sister Eva Betz (William) and nieces Paula, Janet Betz and Susan (Larry) Tolson., A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Louis De Montfort Catholic Church. Private inurnment will be in the Memory Gardens of the Dudley-Hoffman Columbarium., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Rose Marie Dagg, 74, passed away Dec. 5, 2010 in Hesperia. She was a resident there for 33 years., She was born Aug. 2, 1936 in Buffalo, N.Y. She was retired for 20 years. Rose was chairman of the UAW Local #887 at Rockwell Int'l in Palmdale., She was a teacher for CCD at Holy Family Church., She is survived by her husband Joseph Dagg of Hesperia; son Philip J. Kerschner of Adelanto; daughter Mary Actie of Victorville; son John Dagg of Victorville; brother Charles Sodaro of Victorville; brother Vic Sodaro of Buffalo, N.Y.; sister Betty Ameduri of Albuquerque, N.M.; and nine grandchildren., A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Desert View Funeral Home Chapel, 11478 Amargosa Road in Victorville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Holy Family Church, 9974 I Ave. in Hesperia with Father John officiating. Burial will be at Desert View Memorial Park., Desert View Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Rose Natoli Lepera Resident of San Jose Born 10/10/1912 Died 12/02/2010 Grandma, you will forever be in our hearts. Rose is survived by her grandchildren; Tom Natoli, Trina McMullen, Ken Natoli, and his wife Patty Natoli. Her great-grand children; Amanda McMullen, Kennedy Natoli and DiMaggio Natoli. And her great-great-grandchild; Raffi Pehlivanian. Service and Funeral on Friday 12/10/10 at 1:00 PM at Lima Family Funeral Home in Santa Clara.
Our dad, Roy, passed away in Vacaville following a brief illness., He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Doug Olson of Carmichael, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Les and Beckey Stripe of Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter, Lorenda Gail of Folsom, Calif.; granddaughter and husband, Tonja and Mike Tallent of Fair Oaks, Calif.; great-grandson, Nathan Tallent of Fair Oaks, Calif.; sister, Anna Belle Bowen of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Hiram Stripe of Orland, Calif.; brother, Don Stripe of Winnemucca, Nev.; and a multitude of loving nieces and nephews. Roy is also survived by his long term friend and companion, Nora Holdsworth of Fairfield, Calif., He was preceded in death by his parents, Welch C. Stripe and Eula G. (Walck) Stripe; and his twin brother, Ray Stripe., Roy was born in Shattuck, Okla., and moved to Orland in 1940. He graduated from Orland High School and worked in lumber and building materials for 22 years before building a career in insurance sales for 22 years in Chico. After retiring from the insurance industry, Roy moved to the city of Fairfield and again worked in lumber and building materials locally at Foster Lumber Yard from 1985 to 1992. Roy spent the last 18 years delivering automobiles for numerous local dealerships., He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church., Roy was a past member of the Rotary Club in Orland, the Kiwanis in Chico, and the Twin City Steppers Square Dance Club in Fairfield., As a longtime resident of Fairfield, Roy lobbied his ideas to the public regarding responsibility and frugality with weekly open letters to the editors of various newspapers., He was an active member of the Solano Taxpayers Association and served on many committees for the taxpayers group. He participated regularly in City Council meetings studying and researching City Council agendas and actively contributing his ideas for the community's future. He did not just lobby for these ideas, but lived his life according to these values, making an effort to look out for the best interest of his community and neighbors. He always attempted to leave his community and the country better for future generations., He was a generous and monthly contributor to Mission Solano, Safequest Solano, Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano, and the Salvation Army., Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairmont Memorial Park, 1850 West Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533, 425-4697., The family requests in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to the above mentioned organizations.,
Roy Matthew Joseph Theodore Stein has embarked on his final journey on Nov. 26, 2010, at Vacaville Kaiser Hospital., Born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Sheboygan, Wis., the bratwurst capital of the United States, Roy was a renaissance man - a lover of sports, literature, cooking and a student of the world. He was the only son of Joseph Stein and Martha Nischik., Roy studied saxophone, clarinet and sang in his high school band and other bands throughout high school., After graduation from Sheboygan Central High School, he enlisted in the Navy, and was posted to some of his favorite places in the United States. He went through boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Station and then was posted to a country club facility in Monterey, Calif., where he studied electronics. After graduation, he taught electronics in Hawaii., After his naval service, he returned to Wisconsin where he obtained his undergraduate degree in business administration and economics from Marquette University. He received his teaching credential at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and taught school in Milwaukee, Wis., for several years while he also played saxophone, clarinet and sang in the with the Larry Ladd big band in Milwaukee, usually at the Eagles Ballroom. He met and jammed with many of the big bands that were popular at that time, and retained his love of music for the rest of his life. During that time, his first three children, Douglas, Nancy and Laura, were born., In 1965, Roy attended a graduate course in history at Sonoma State where he met his future wife, Carol. After their marriage in 1966, they continued to live in Milwaukee for a year, and then moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where he received his master's degree from Syracuse University. At that time, he and his wife and daughter Stephanie moved to Napa, Calif., where he continued his teaching career., In 1974, Roy left his teaching to concentrate on his restaurant business and continued as a successful chef and owner until his health forced him to retire in 1990., In 1999, Roy and Carol moved to Vacaville. During that time, he experienced many health problems, but had a wonderful life in spite of it all. He loved his one great-grandchild, 12 grandchildren and four children, had a great time with his friends, and helped care for his mother who lived with him during her late 90s., During his lifetime, he had many interests. He was active in the Napa Chamber of Commerce, and the chef of its first Oktoberfests. He was a member of the Napa Kiwanis Club and was a longtime member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Napa. One activity he really enjoyed was being a Soroptimister (husband and supporter) of the Napa Soroptimist Club. After his retirement, he quietly performed many acts of kindness for elderly and infirm people of Napa. He loved travel, traveling throughout the U.S. and much of the world. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7244 of Vacaville., Roy was a nationwide third place winner in 2003 of the Johnsonville, Wis., contest to become king of the Sheboygan Bratwurst Festival. His prize - a year's supply of bratwurst and other sausages. He entered the contest with a scrapbook entitled, "Bratwurst Is My Life.", He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol Finley Stein; his four children and their spouses, Douglas Stein and wife Shannon of Redding, Calif., Nancy Arant and husband Philip of Rochester, Minn., Laura Lanke and husband Michael of Whitefish Bay, Wis., and Stephanie Corrington and husband Wulfrano of Vacaville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Rochelle Corrington, Allison (Corrington) Andres, Charles Stein, Emily (Stein) Smith, Erin Lanke, Katherine Lanke, John Lanke, Joseph Arant, Benjamin Arant, Nathan Arant, Natalie Arant and Lydia Arant; and one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith., Roy's wish would have been for memorial contributions to the service funds of Soroptimist International of Vacaville, P.O. Box 6054, Vacaville, CA 94596, or Soroptimist International of Napa, P.O. Box 614, Napa, CA 94559; Heifer International, P.O. Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN 56007-6621; or Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 256, Harrington, Maine, 04643., On Dec. 10, at 10 a.m., a military service will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery at 5810 Midway Road, Dixon. A Catholic service will then be held at the McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., in Vacaville at 11:30 a.m. Following the service, all his friends are invited to Roy's Christmas Party at the Diamond Grove Community Center, 201 Bartlett Lane, Vacaville. Roy loved Christmas and Christmas parties, and the family has chosen to honor him with a joyous celebration and remembrance of his life.,
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.
Of Yuba City, passed away on December 6, 2010 at The Gardens in Yuba City. She was born in August, 1913 in Fayetteville, AR. Ruby was the fifth of eleven children born to Ina and John Ballard. After high school graduation, she attended beauty college in Ft. Smith, AR and opened a shop there. When she married Howard, they moved with his job many times in the next twenty years. Ruby was a resident of Sutter County for over fifty years. She retired from Sunsweet in 1973 and was an active member of the Church of Christ for her entire life. She is survived by two daughters, Jane Smith (Thom) and Janet Berry, two grandchildren, Joseph Berry (Beth) and Kristin Davis (Matt) as well as three great grandsons, Ragan, Sam, and Warren. Ruby was truly a great mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is also survived by two sisters in Arkansas, Melba Rogers (Raymon) and Pauline Buchanan, plus many neices and nephews. Waiting for her in heaven is her husband Howard Rude and four brothers and four sisters, her mother and father as well as many other family members and friends. Her last years were spent at the Gardens, where she was patiently cared for and loved by the staff who became our extended family also. She had a love for life and people, she treasured her big family, and clung steadfast to her faith. A memory of her is sure to be accompanied by a smile. Services will be conducted Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Ullrey Memorial Chapel with Ron Downey of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Sutter Cemetery. Arrangement Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Send Condolences to
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.
KRINER, STANLEY DIXON April 15, 1933 to December 2, 2010 Stanley is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; daughters Paula, Pam, and Penney; sons Bill and Ken; 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Stanley served in the Marine Corps from 1952to 55, and was a state parole officer in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties for 23 years.
Sandra Jean Lee was born on October 6, 1955 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She attended elementary and Middle school in Minneapolis, Minnesota and senior high school in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern languages at Loyola University in Chicago, graduating on the Dean's List. She taught German for a short time at the Moody Bible Institute Evening School., At the age of ten years she was diagnosed as suffering from a rare muscle calcification condition called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) which eventually confined her to her bed from 1983 to her recent death., Multiple are the written testimonies that we have received from across the country in recent days testifying to the inspiration Sandi was in the way she responded to her handicapped condition. Her selflessness was evidenced to the very end when at the hospital she said to her parents and sister "Don't feel sorry for me." Sandi knew and believed the promise in God's word that "to depart and be with Christ is far better." (Philippians 1:23), Sandi is survived by her parents, DuWayne and Jean, sisters Vickie Olson and Brenda Cobbs, Brenda's husband Rev. Steven Cobbs, and five nieces and nephews, Derek, Angela, Devin, Taylor and Kianna., "Blessed are those who die in the Lord." (Revelation 14:13), If you would like to make a contribution in Sandi's memory, make your check out to International FOP Association and mail it to P.O. Box 196217, Winter Springs, FL 32719-6217.
Prather, Sidney Ellen February 4, 1947 - November 16, 2010 Loving mother and "Tutu" passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, after losing her brave fight against ovarian cancer. She is survived by her sister Chris, daughter Nicole, son Brian and four grandchildren. Born in Southern California, Sidney grew up in the foothills of Northern California. After earning her degree from CSU Sacramento, she worked for the Social Security Administration for almost two decades. In 2004, Sidney moved to Los Angeles to devote her time caring for two of her grandchildren. Tutu was adored and deeply loved by all of her grandchildren, who will forever hold her love for them within their hearts. Her humor, love of nature, sense of adventure and good natured quick wit will always be remembered. She was a very special person and will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. In honor of her memory, please consider sending a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Society .
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Mary Silva-Schenone Sept. 12, 1932 - Dec. 3, 2010 Resident of Castro Valley Mary Silva-Schenone was received by our Lord on December 3, 2010. .....
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George William Sioss, 85 VISTA -- Master Gunnery Sergeant George William "Pete" Sioss died peacefully Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Escondido, Calif., after a .....
Soledad (Sally) Hernandez Chavez, Resident of San Jose, CA, Born in Somis, CA March 30, 1926 - Dec. 3, 2010. Passed away at the age of 81 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with Alzhiemers, congestive heart failure, kidney failure and diabetes at home surrounded by her loving family., Born to Catarino & Bernarda Hernandez, she is one of 15 loving brothers & sisters. She met Joe Jack Chavez in 1945, married and settled in San Jose. They were married for 55 years until his death., She was a homemaker and raised 8 children, Joe Chavez, Alex Manual Chavez, Leonard Chavez, Katherine Chavez Napoli, Constance Marie Pfennighausen, Arthur Chavez, Aaron Lawrence Chavez (deceased), and Cynthia Louise Ramos. After raising her children, in her 60's she returned to school and graduated from Cosmetology school., Her beloved smile will be missed by all that knew her, especially her 17 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren., Rosary Fri 12/10/10 4:00PM, Funeral Mass Sat 12/11/10 at 1:00 PM. both services to be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Willow Street, San Jose, CA. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA.
Mc MAHON, Sr. Teresa, SSL A Sister of St. Louis for 56 years, died on December 4, 2010. Born in 1935 in Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, Sister Teresa entered religious life in 1954. She was a teacher for 17 years in elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Orange, California, including Nativity, El Monte; St. Anthony Claret, Anaheim; St. Joseph, Long Beach; Our Lady of Malibu, Malibu; and St. Cyprian, Long Beach. She taught English and was Chairperson of the English Department at Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana from 1976 until she retired in 2002. Sister Teresa is mourned by the Sisters of St. Louis; Associates of the Sisters of St. Louis; her sisters, Camilla Barrett, Marie Celine Bradshaw, Angela Gaynor, Margaret Herriot; brothers, Bernard, Fr. Eamonn, C.S.Sp., Liam, Noel, Peter, and their families; relatives, and friends. She was predeceased by her brother Sean and sister, Gabrielle. Visitation for the public will be at Louisville Convent, 22300 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mel Church, 20870 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Louis Retirement Fund. Bastian & Perrott Oswald Mortuary, FD-1198 (818) 886-8600
In Loving Memory of Stephen Dale Curtis, 64, born on August 4, 1946 in Onaga, Kansas. He passed away on November 29, 2010. Steve was a High Desert resident since 1977. He had a long career with SCE, starting at 18 and ending upon retirement at 55., Steve was a devoted family man who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather., He was preceded in death by his mother Susie Curtis. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rosie; father Paul Curtis; brother Terry Curtis and sister-in-law Nancy; daughter Deanna; son Steve and daughter-in-law Deanne; and his beautiful grandchildren Cameron, Hannah, Darla and Stuart. Steve leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles and extended family in Kansas., A service in Steve's memory will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 11 at the Curtis residence in Apple Valley., We will carry you in our hearts forever.
Steven Spotts, 8/8/1959 - 12/2/2010, Steven Spotts, a well-known gem to the community, passed away in his home Thursday, December 2, at 51 years-old., Steven was born August 8, 1959 in Landstuhl, Germany to Carl Spotts and the late Connie Barnes. He came to Grass Valley in the late 60's and was known as the good-looking "bad boy," often found working at his dad's Harley Davidson shop on Bell Road., Steven later served in the military and grew to be an admirable man with a heart of gold. He was incredibly bright with a great love for animals, but most importantly a great love for his family., Steven is survived by his loving wife Kathy Hamilton and daughters Alyson Hamilton and Toni Spotts. His love for Kathy was one-of-a-kind. He often professed his love for her in love-letters, from the beginning of their courtship to the very end. The two dated in high school and later reunited to become undividable. The soul-mates wed in 1996 and recently renewed their vows November 4, 2010 in Hawaii, a trip he always wanted to take., Steven was a handy-man and an incredible artist; often showcasing his talents in unconventional ways, like doing daughter Alyson's homework. His little girl would proudly show up to elementary school with professionally made projects – proving both his talent and undeniable sweet spot for his girls., Steven will be most remembered for his uncontestable kindness and always-present smile. When asked how he was doing, he always replied, "just peachy", until the morning he ended his year-long battle with Colon Cancer., Steven will be dearly missed by his father Carl, sisters Pam Spotts and Cindy Pratt and his devoted wife and daughters., There will be a celebration of life held Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Boozefighters Clubhouse, 10072 Streeter Rd., Ste. A, in Auburn., Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.
SUPRIANO SANDOVAL AGUILAR Mr. Aguilar, 88, died on December 2, 2010 at home in Riverside, CA. Born in Burbank, CA on May 16, 1922 to Geronima and Daniel Aguilar. On December 11, 1948 he married his wife, Margarita Estrada, and since 1949 they made Riverside, CA. their home. He earned a living as a chrome polisher for 40 years before retiring in 1984. They went on to have 7 children together. On June 3rd, 2006 they once again professed their love and commitment to one another after 58 years of marriage and renewed their vows. He followed the Catholic faith throughout his life. He enjoyed working outside in his yard and listening to Mariachi music as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Arturo "Fritos" Aguilar on November 6, 2010 of Springfield, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Margarita; sons, Daniel of Tijuana, Baja, California and Jesse of Riverside, CA; five daughters, Maria Sanchez of Colton, CA, Yolanda Munoz of Riverside, CA, Bertha Garcia of Riverside, CA, Sally Vaca of Seymour, Missouri and Aida Manzano of Riverside, CA. He is also survived by his two sisters, Domitila Iniquez of Glen Avon, CA and Lupe Gallegos of San Isidro, CA; two brothers, Marcelino of Glen Avon and Jesus of Ontario, CA; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nephews, nieces and friends. A viewing for Supriano as well as Arturo "Fritos" Aguilar will be held on Dec. 8, 2010 from 4-8pm at Rubidoux Mortuary. A Catholic Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glen Avon, CA at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside, CA.
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Ted O'Neal Scott, Born in Naylor Mo. April 20, 1928. Ted enlisted in the Navy right out of high school where he served on the U.S.S Bottineau. He was an Atomic Veteran and witnessed the nuclear test blasts in the Bikini atolls in 1946 during Operation Crossroads., He met Louise Wagner while working in Trona Ca. and they married in 1953. They moved to Orange County where they raised 7 children, while Ted worked for Wilshire/ Gulf Oil Co. Beginning in the 1980's, Ted and Louise began to make trips to the Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona and became good friends with the nuns at Our Lady of Fatima convent. In all, they made over 30 trips with food and clothing., After 30+ years in the oil refinery business, Ted retired. In 1985, he and Louise moved to Santa Maria where he quickly became active in the local, . He was originally initiated in the B.P.O.E. in 1953 but the time constraints of work and family kept him from becoming very active. After retirement, he was able to devote much more time to the organization. He had always had a love of history so becoming the chapter's historian was a perfect match. Besides historian, he had held many other committee positions including secretary and director of Elks Recreation and editor of the Elk Horn with Lodge #1538. Through his vision and perseverance, Elks Recreation was able to acquire and receive permits for the 107 acres that encompass their current Rodeo Grounds and Event Center. His efforts to serve his home lodge and town have not gone unnoticed. In 1991, Ted received the Elks Lodge Citizen of the Year Award, he received the Mayor's Tourism Award from the Chamber of Commerce, he has acted as Grand Marshal of the Elks Rodeo & Parade and was also awarded Elk of the Year., He was an avid reader and NASCAR fan., He is preceded in death by his devoted wife of 41 years, Louise, whom he had missed terribly since her passing. He leaves behind a sister Vella Wheeler, 7 children: Katherine Scott, Debra Van Till, Neal Scott, Judy McKay, Lonnie Scott, Matthew Scott and Margaret Evans, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by many., In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to Elks Recreation in his name., A memorial service and reception will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538. Private burial will be held at a later date., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.
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ENNIS, Thomas M. Born Mar. 7, 1931, passed away on Nov. 6, 2010. A funeral mass was held Nov. 12 at St. Bernardine. He is survived by his wife, Julia D. Ennis, to whom he was married 54 years and son Thomas J. Ennis. He was predeceased by his son Robert G. Ennis.
Thomas Nolan Hutchason of Ventura died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Friday, Nov. 18, 2010., Born in Oxnard on June 14, 1960 to Peggy Lou Turner (aka Peggy Fontan) and Nolan Hutchason, Tom lived in Ventura County for a time before the family moved to San Diego, where he graduated from Sweetwater Union High School. In the late 1990s Tom returned to Ventura County. Tom worked as a hotel manager for most of his life and was always popular with guests and staff., Recently he went back to school and earned his credentials as a certified medical assistant. Most recently he worked as a caretaker for an older Ventura woman and spent much of his time doing volunteer work. For several years now Tom has volunteered for AIDS Project Ventura Countys Necessities of Life Food Pantry run by the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance., In addition to helping out at the food pantry, Tom sat on the steering committee of Ventura County Pride 2010 and was instrumental in managing much of the events logistics. Toms latest volunteer project has been working on COLOR Gardens. Ever since getting involved with the garden project in March of this year Tom has been one of the most dedicated volunteers, often showing up during the week to water the whole gardens by hand. All of Toms friends know him as a warm, loving, loyal friend who was always willing to lend a hand., He was always there to help someone move or take somebody to the airport. And if you ever needed a friendly, honest, non-judgmental person to listen to you and give you advice, Tom was your guy., Tom is survived by his sister, Teri Wells of Los Angeles; his brother, David Fontan of San Diego; and two nieces and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as a tremendous chosen family of close friends., In lieu of flowers Tom asks for donations to Community Organized for Liberty Opportunity & Respect, PO Box 23350 Ventura, CA 93002.
Tillie Veliz, affectionately known as "Tita," passed away on Dec. 3, in Sacramento, Calif., Tillie was born in Torrance, Calif., on Dec. 13, 1926, to Florencio and Maria Contreras., Tillie had a strong Catholic faith and was devoted to her family. She was known for her cooking and generosity., Survivors include daughters, Vera and Julie (Bill); and sons Fred (Althea), Ruben (Madeline), Ed (Vickie), Paul (Carmen), Frank (Stephanie) and Joe; 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends., Tillie was preceded in death by her former husband, Arthur; son, Arthur Veliz Jr.; sister, Josephine; and brothers, Filiberto and Michael., She will be missed by us all, but is now reunited with her family in Heaven. Thank you for being a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. May you rest in peace!, Viewing will on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m., at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home. There will be a Catholic Prayer Service on Monday Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., also at Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville, (707)446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.,
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Tony A. Galindo, Resident of Sunnyvale Passed away December 4, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Frances M. Galindo. Survived by children James Galindo, Michael Galindo and Pamela (Bert) Aragon, brother of Mary Garcia and Grandfather of Jesse, Gilbert and Matthew Aragon and Kathleen Donne. Born and raised in Sunnyvale, California, He was 93 years of age. A Cabinet Maker by trade, Tony was a, veteran of World War II., Friends are invited to attend calling hours from 9:00 until 11:00 with Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Sunnyvale Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries, 174 N. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.
Tony Spinosa, 66, a lifelong resident of San Pedro, passed away suddenly on December 3, 2010. He was born on October 1, 1944 in Ridgeway, PA. Tony was employed by DiCarlo Baking Co. for over 20 years. He was also co-owner of T&J Sportswear. He is survived by his wife, June; 2 daughters, Kelly (Hiram) Valentin and Tracy (Ernest) Paculba; 3 sons, Vince (Hanna) Spinosa, Jeffrey (Charleen) Brock, and Ray (Rita) Brock; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; and later blessed with 2 adult grandchildren and 4 additional great-grandchildren, as well as brothers, Cosmo, Patrick and Vince; and sisters, Christine, Antoinette, Caroline and Diane. He was preceded in death by a brother Salvatore in 1963, a twin brother Victor in 1992, his father Pasquale in 1995, and mother Mary in 2000. He was an uncle to many nieces and nephews and a friend to many. He will be sorely missed. The wake will be held Thursday, December 9 from 4pm to 8pm at McKenzie Mortuary in Long Beach and the memorial service and interment will be held on Friday, December 10 at 9am at Green Hills Chapel. Please sign the guestbook at
Tracey Becker 48, of Olivehurst passed away on November 20, 2010. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeside Colonial Chapel Marysville, CA 530-749-9277.
September 18, 1922 - December 5, 2010 Umberto "Bert" Petroni was born September 18, 1922 in Dos Palos, California to Pietro and Argene Petroni. He graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1941, where he was a member of the Dos Palos football team and FFA Chapter. After graduation, he joined his father in the family dairy. He had many talents and helped build his family home. He met his future wife the former Mary Scarciolla through the Italian Catholic Federation and they were married January 13, 1951. They had two daughters. He retired from the dairy and went into farming in the 50's. He grew alfalfa, cotton and corn. He retired from farming in 1988. He was a member of the Dos Palos Co-Op Gin, life member of the Italian Catholic Federation and Knights of Columbus. He was also on the Dos Palos Cemetery Board. He was very active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Dos Palos. He was an excellent cook and helped with many dinners in the parish and community. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pietro and Argene Petroni; and sister, Lidia Amoroso.He is survived by his wife, Mary Petroni of Merced; two daughters, Janet Pugliese of Merced and Linda Maneri and her husband Anthony of Colorado; two grandchildren, Nick Pugliese and Gina Pugliese both of Merced. He was Uncle Bert to many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank Amie Marchini and her wonderful caregivers, along with Hinds Hospice for the support they provided. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B Street, Merced, CA. Recitation of the Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merced. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 763 Merced, California 95341 or to donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.
Ursula M. Salazar entered into rest on Friday, December 3, 2010, at the age of 80 years at home surrounded by her loving family., She was born on October 21, 1930 in San Benito, Texas to Antonio and Emilia Munoz. Ursula was very devoted to attending Mass every Sunday and she belonged to the Guadalupana Association. She loved cooking and spending time with her family. She enjoyed dancing and listening to her Spanish music. Ursula met and married Esteban A. Salazar Sr. the love of her life in 1945 they were married for 55 years until his passing in 2005., She is survived by her sons, Henry Salazar and wife Dora, Benny Salazar, Esteban Salazar Jr., and Juan Salazar Sr. and wife Esther. Daughters, Juanita Rodriguez, Mary Ramirez and husband Robert and Aurora Mosqueda. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Her brothers, Santos Munoz, Trinidad Munoz and Simon Munoz., She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Sara Valenzuela, brothers, Teodoro Munoz, Nacho Munoz and a sister, Gabriela Rivera., Recitation of the Rosary will be on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at St. Brigid Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery.
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Annette (Vassallo) Vella Apr. 15, 1935-Nov. 28 2010 Resident of San Leandro Beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Annette Vella, daughter of .....
Verna Wight Hill 1924 - 2010 Verna W. Hill was called home November 30, 2010. Verna was born April 8, 1924 in Tuolumne County, CA and moved with her family to Shasta County in 1940. She was a life member of the AT&T Telecom Pioneers network of volunteers. Verna was married to the late Chester (Chet) Boswell. Their children were Marie A. (Patrick Goller) of Cincinnati OH, Sandra L. Elliott of Redding, CA, Robert W. Boswell of Redding, CA. She was also married to Bob Hill. Also surviving Verna are her grandchildren Taylor V. Boswell grandson and his spouse Mary A. Boswell of Folsom, CA, her granddaughter Dana Siewertsen and her husband Chris of Cincinati, Ohio and her granddaughter Leanna M. Montrees of Redding, CA. Verna had 6 great grandchildren who were all able to spend time with her over the last few weeks. Breia, Sierra, Dustin, Austin, Hailey and Ryder. Verna loved her pets, working with her flowers and her garden and socializing while doing charitable work with her Telephone Pioneer friends. She will be greatly missed. Verna's wish was to be inurned with her late husband in the Redding Memorial Park RA 11 Lot 25, Space #3. The family will have a prayer on Thursday December 9th at 11:30 followed by a get together at a restaurant. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Vernon Richard McDonell July 25, 1929 - December 4, 2010 Vernon was born in Porterville, CA to Charlie and Rachel McDonell and passed away in Bakersfield, CA with his family at his side. Vernon was raised in the mountains around White River, CA where his favorite memories were of playing with his 4 brothers, 2 sisters and numerous cousins. He attended school in a one room school house at Jack Ranch, CA until the family moved to Porterville where he attended high school. At age 17, Vern enlisted in the, and began a 35 year career as a Seabee. Vern retired as a Master Chief (E9), which remained one of his proudest accomplishments. Vernon married Mary Ann Pardue in 1947 in Memphis, TN and they moved to Bakersfield where he began a 30+ year career with the State of California Division of Highways as a highway inspector. In 1985, Vernon married Annie "Lou" Moberg and they enjoyed many years of traveling in their trailer and camping with their large extended family. Vernon was Past Master of Libertas Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite, and Al-Malaikah Shriners. Vernon leaves behind his wife, Lou; daughters, Vyn Wayne (Ron) and Holly McDonell; step-daughter, Becky Eidenshink (Bryan); step-son, Leonard Moberg (Debbie); 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. A special thanks to Dr. Amir Berjis, Dr. Ravi Patel, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf-Alim and the staff at CBCC for their care of both Dad and our family during this difficult time. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Unity of Bakersfield (2001 Truxtun Avenue) on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Basham Funeral Care
Victor J. Cipparrone Sr. In San Francisco December 4, 2010 loving husband of Rosaly Cipparrone; dear father of Vicki Moscoso, Victor Jr. (Bella Babchin), Dino, Daniel, George and Christopher Cipparrone and Gina Forese and the late Anonietta Shaw and JoAnna Cipparrone; loving grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of 6; dear brother of Jack Cipparrone and the late Ida Shaw, Lena Graziano and Emil Cipparrone; also survived by loving nieces and nephews; a retired SF Police Motorcycle Officer for 27 years; a WW II Navy Veteran; an avid basketball fan and past coach at St. Cecilia's; a native of San Francisco; aged 92 years. Family and friends may visit Thursday at SULLIVAN'S FUNERAL HOME 2254 Market St. bet Noe and Sanchez Sts. from 3:OOPM to 5:OOPM and after 6:30 PM at St. Cecilia's Church, 17th Ave and Vicente, where the Vigil Service will be at 7:OOPM and are invited to the Funeral Mass Friday at 10 AM followed by entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in Victor's memory preferred to donor's favorite charity.
VIRGINIA MAE PIZZATO MAR 13, 1926 - DEC 4, 2010 Virginia will be fondly remembered by friends and family as a loving mother and grandmother. Born in Catlettsburg, Ky., she lived in the Bay Area many years before settling inthe Valley in 1997. Her survivors include sons, Steve Shook (Chele) of Clear Lake, Iowa, Pete Pizzato (Barbara) of Modesto, and Art Pizzato (Debbie) of Livermore; daughters, Sue Benavidez (Fred) of Turlock, Toni Shook (Tony) of Pleasanton, and Tina Courant (late Bill Courant) of Tracy. Preceded in death by her husband, John Pizzato. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A viewing to be held Thurs., Dec. 9th from 5-8 p.m. at Eaton Family Funeral Home, 513 12th St., Modesto. Services will be held on Fri., Dec. 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 2007 5th St. in Hughson. Graveside services to follow at Turlock Memorial Park, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock.
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HICKS Jr., WILLIAM "BILL" OWEN William "Bill" Owen Hicks, Jr., 85, peacefully passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010. He was born in Jacksonville on February 16, 1925 to William Owen Hicks, Sr. and Mary Prescott Hicks. Bill retired a Chief Petty Officer with the, after proudly and faithfully serving for over 20 years. After retiring, he worked as an electrical engineer in research and development. He spent most of his life in San Diego, CA where he was a favorite neighbor and friend for many years. Bill loved the sea and enjoyed time fishing and whale watching with his family on the boat he built. He loved gardening and had a special gift with growing fruit trees. He was a person of many talents and was always willing to help a neighbor in need. He returned to Jacksonville in 1999 to share his life with his daughters and their families. Survivors are his two daughters Sharon Jones (Bob), Karen "Jeannie" Leu (Tim) and grand-daughters Crystal Hendrix, Melody Jones, Colleen Leu, Carissa Leu, and sister Louise Hamilton of Ft. Pierce, FL. He also leaves behind Lois Tweedt of San Diego, A very special person to him and his daughters. A graveside service with full Military honors will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 10th, at Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904)-781-9262. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 940 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211.
FLORES, WILLIAM R. "BILL" May 14, 1942 to December 1, 2010 Bill Flores was born in Holtville, CA, in 1943. The oldest of four children he spent the majority of his adult life as a public Servant. Bill married Carolyn Brown in 1961 and had three children, Steven, Laurie and Sandra. Bill joined the Holtville Police Department while also serving time in the U.S., Reserve. In 1969, Bill and his family moved to San Diego after he was hired by the San Diego Police Department. On December 1, 2010, Bill lost a year-long battle to pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, brother Robert and sisters, Delores and Rebecca. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 10th, at 1:00 p.m. at Singing Hills Cemetery.
CORNELIUS, WILLIS Escondido 3/16/16 - 12/5/10 11 AM, Friday, 12/10/10 Oak Hill Memorial Park Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760) 745-2162
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Grant Walker, Jr. June 23, 1923 Dec. 8, 2009 In Loving Memory of our Father, Grant Walker Jr, (Poppie) our Love for you will .....
WALLACE (WALLY) COX FEB 28, 1924 - DEC 3, 2010 Died after losing a courageous battle with Parkinson's. Born in Modesto to James and Bessie Scott Cox, Wally as he liked to be called, was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Gertrude Cox, and 9 half brothers and sisters. He leaves his loving wife Joan Cox of 63 years and a sister Gene Cox. One son Craig Cox (Mickey), granddaughter Carrie Chaney (David), grandson Benjamin Cox, and granddaughter Brandy Conway Wright, six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and hundreds of friends who morn his passing. Wally left Modesto High early to join the U.S., in 1943 to serve his country Wally proudly served with the 187 Glider Raiders 101 Airborne, 82nd, and the 11th Airborne Paratroopers in the Philippines and was one of MacArthur's personal body guards. After returning from war, he married the love of his life, Joan DeForest. That life long union lasted 63 years. Wally worked for Pacific Bell and retired with 32 years of service. A natural athlete, Wally excelled at any sport. Snow or water skiing, archery, trapshooting or golf, he did it all and did it well. He was the best of the best. Wally was a life member of American Legion Post 74, and a life member of Disabled American, (DAV) Chapter 26. He also belonged to the Old Fisherman's Club, Escalon Sportsman's Club, ATA, and PITA trap clubs. He was a past member of the Elk's. Wally's ashes will be interned at Santa Nella Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced after the holidays.
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Wayne F. Chapman November 1, 1920 - December 3, 2010 He passed away quietly in his home. Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, Wayne moved to Bakersfield with his wife, Dorothy, in 1943. From 1946-1984 he was known for his outstanding contributions and service to the Kern County Health Department in the field of Environmental Health and was a supervisor to the food program. He was active in the community and music theatres, the 6o+ Club at CSUB, and in his church. His wife survives him, his children, Richard Chapman and Joanne Tomlin; grandchildren, Paul Tomlin, Tammy Domras and Sarah Marks; great grandchildren, Katelyn and Zachary Domras; his brothers, Kenneth and Lloyd Chapman; sister, Elena Bennett. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m. with lunch following at Northminister Presbyterian Church, 3700 Union Ave. Donations will be accepted for Special Olympics.
KINDOLL, Wilda Mae Age 89, died peacefully in her sleep November 30, 2010 in Sherman Oaks, CA. Wilda was born April 22, 1921 to Caroline and Frank Newnam in Long Beach, CA. She met and married the love of her life, John (Jack) F. Kindoll on March 17, 1941. Wilda and her husband were lifetime auto racing participants, owning the JFK Sprint Car that won five California championships. After Jack's death in 1996, Wilda continued to support many racing clubs and helped other race car owners. Jack and Wilda owned and operated Valley Machinery sales from 1949-1962. In 1962 they started JFK CO., a manufacturing company in Sun Valley, CA, that still remains today. Wilda was a dancer and danced many nights with her brother, George. She also was a loyal Dodgers fan. The funeral will be Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., with a viewing on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park & Mortuary located at 10621 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818-763-9121).
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Okamoto, William C. September 3, 1930 - November 21, 2010 Services will be held at Chaffey Communities Cultural Center in Upland on Sat. Dec 18 at 10:00am.
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William Estrada Villanueva, 88, of Ventura, passed away on Dec. 2, 2010., Known to friends and family as Memo or Bill, he was born and raised in Ontario, Calif., to Emilio and Luz Villanueva. He was from a family of 11 brothers and sisters. In his youth he worked as a farm laborer and in packinghouses, and became an amateur boxer., William entered the US Army during WWII in 1943 as a Combat Infantryman, earning a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Bill saw service in North Africa, Anzio, and the Italian campaigns. His highest rank held was Staff Sergeant and was an Infantry Squad Leader., He left the service in 1945 and worked as a laborer and construction worker. In 1959, he met the love of his life in Sacramento, Alice Dolores Bodle-Critchfield, and they were together for 39 years., His father and mother, and six siblings preceded him in death., His siblings Raymond, Fernando, Lola and Shelia survive him, as do his children and their spouses - Joe (Leona), David (Heather), Susan (Ron) and Christy (Alan), as well as numerous grandchildren - David Jr., Chris, Chelsey, Ian, Johanna, Krista, Carrie, Jody, Jack, Jeff, Mark, Dennis, Pascal, Michael, Christopher, Lauren, and several great-grandchildren., Bill was a member of the Catholic Church, and avid vegetable and flower gardener who loved to play his guitar and sing. He was a quick wit, and loved to tell stories and jokes., He will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Alice in White Chapel Cemetery, in Wichita, Kan.
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WILLIAM P. CORDEIRO AUG 13, 1921 - NOV 30 2010 Entered into rest in Redding, CA, at the age of 89. He was raised in Kerman, CA, beloved son of Pete and Isabelle Cordeiro. He was a mechanic and drove tractor in the Central Valley helping his family maintain property until 1954. He moved to the Bay Area to pursue his dream, driving, owning his Big-Rig and to live on the coast. He spent 40 yrs as a diesel mechanic and a line driver for Joaquin Trucking (Lou-Jak) in San Lorenzo. He retired after the passing of his wife Pauline Cordeiro in July 1985. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and riding his motor- cycle with family and friends, going to races and ballgames and Portuguese Fiestas. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather. Greatly admired and well-loved by all that knew him. He is survived by daughter Linda Gutierrez of Modesto; son Larry Cordeiro, Tennessee; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is dearly loved and will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts. At Executors request private and separate graveside services. Remembrances may be made to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward.
Wilma graduated from Vacaville and Monticello schools, She graduated from Napa Valley College, and the University of California, Davis. She was a lifelong resident of Vacaville., She retired after 32 years as a registered nurse with Fairfield Intercommunty and a charge nurse with Woodland Memorial Hospital., Wilma was a volunteer with the Vacaville Police Department and the Solano/Contra Costa County Food Bank programs. She served as Solano County's program manager for more than 25 years., She had five children, Tom, Jerry and Mark McLaughlin, Judy Stone and Jean Papin; sister, Birtie Mendes; brothers, Casey Yates and Gerald Dawson, A Celebration of Life will take place on Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis St., Vacaville, Calif. Pastor LeRoy Gainey and Pastor Mark McLaughlin will be officiating., , Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.
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In loving memory of "Grandma Marie" Wilson Resident of Union City, CA Born on 08-09-1944 in Heber Springs, AR, passed away at home in .....
Winnie Clayton Root, 96, died from complications of pneumonia Friday, Dec. 4, 2010, at her home in San Luis Obispo. She was born in Rush Springs, Okla., in 1914, the second youngest of seven children. At age six, the family relocated to the Pomona, Calif., area, and at age 12, several members of the family moved to San Luis Obispo. Winnie graduated from San Luis Obispo High School in 1932 and later attended Pomona College. In 1936, she married Fred L. Gist, and at age 22, moved into what was then her mother-in-law''s house on Mill St., which has remained her home to this day. Two daughters were born of the marriage, Anne Faith Gist and Judy Hope Gist. The young couple was active in the business, political and social fabric of the city. Fred, in his father''s real estate and insurance businesses, served on city committees and also one term on the city council. The marriage ended in divorce, and seven years later Fred was lost on his annual fishing trip to the High Sierras. Winnie loved the ocean and traveled extensively on passenger carrying freighters; once down the West coast of South America, then to the summer Olympics in Japan in 1964, and most memorably, a seven month trip around the world. She was probably happiest in her gardens, and until recent years, could be seen working in her garden every day. Her efforts were recognized by Obispo Beautiful as well as many passers by. Winnie was a charter member of the SLO Golf and Country Club and although she took up golf late, she became a rather capable player. She was the Ladies Club Champion in 1964, won the first of the annual grandmothers tournaments and about 30 years later, tied for first in that event, but was carded out. She was also the first woman to make a hole-in-one on what is now the 17th hole at the Club. Reluctantly, she gave up golf at age 85. She often said that golf saved her life. In 1970, she married Charles "Put" Root, a retired, Medical Officer. They shared enthusiasm for gardening, golf, travel and the San Francisco Giants baseball. Winnie is survived by her husband of 40 years; daughter, Judy Anslinger and her husband; five grandchildren and their spouses; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandson. Also by her husband''s family: three daughters and their spouses; two granddaughters and their spouses; and one great-grandson. Local survivors include her grandson, Chris Paris and family of Paso Robles. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings; and older daughter, Ann (Gist) Paris Corrigan. At her request, there will be no service and disposition will be private.
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Dorothy Louise Wright (nee White) TEMECULA -- "Dot" was born on February 28, 1920 in Nashville, Tenn., the only child of Ulyses Carter White .....
Yvonne Alice Steelhammer Van Doren 1920 - 2010 Yvonne Van Doren Redding educator and musician, died in Chico, CA surrounded by her family, early in the morning on Sunday, November 21, 2010. Born February 5, 1920, in Nashua, Iowa, to Fritz Harold and Clara Miller Steelhammer, she was the oldest of three children. She grew up in Galvin, Washington, graduated from Centralia High School in 1936, Centralia Junior College in 1938, and received her elementary teaching credential in 1939 from Western Washington Teachers College in Bellingham, WA. She married her college sweetheart, Don Van Doren, in 1940 in Centralia, WA. There they raised six children before moving to Redding, CA in 1963. A dedicated and gifted musician, Yvonne played piano and organ throughout her high school and college years and became the organist at the First Christian Church in Centralia and the First United Methodist Church in Redding, totaling 60 plus years of service at her retirement when she turned 80. In addition to her music, Mrs. Van Doren taught elementary school in La Conner and Centralia, WA and Mistletoe Elementary in Redding, retiring in 1984. She touched the lives of thousands of church attendees and hundreds of students during her dual careers. She was predeceased by her youngest daughter, Kathryn Elaine Van Doren, in 1968; her husband, Donald Arthur, in 1992; her younger brother, George Steelhammer, in 2010. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Page and Margaret Steelhammer, of Centralia, and five children and their spouses: Marilyn Barry (Michael); Elizabeth Clover (Robert); Marcia Samuels (David); Yvonne Gillan (Kevin); and Robert Van Doren (Melinda). She leaves behind nine grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and kind and caring friends of many years. A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church, Redding, CA., (East & South Sts.) on Monday December 13, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the memorial fund at the United Methodist Church or the Good News Rescue Mission, Redding, CA, in care of the funeral home. You may share your thoughts and memories of Yvonne online under the care of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Homes at nbcfh.com. Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com
Yvonne Marie Bowser ended her 20-plus year battle with Huntington's Disease: VICTORIOUS! At peace; at last. Vonnie was born on Sept. 19, 1952 in Los Angeles and passed on Nov. 9, 2010 in Victorville with family and friends near., Vonnie was preceded in death by the best parents on earth, Carter and Geraldine Wood (our foster parents). She is also preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Danny, Debbie, Pattie and Tony. Vonnie is survived by her husband, Bob, of Victorville; brother, Jon Mills, of Long Beach; sisters, Nannette Chambers and Mara Alvarez, both of Apple Valley; nephews and nieces, Erica Wallace of Kentucky; Joseph Daigneault of Anaheim; Brian Alverez of Denver; Sarah Diagneault of Ohio; Jessica Smith of Denver; Shane Andrade of Hesperia; and Jimi and Rachel Chambers of Apple Valley., Words cannot express our thanks to Sterling Commons for the wonderful care given to Vonnie during the past eight years. The staff worked tirelessly with us as situations and difficulties arose, always finding solutions, and making life better for Vonnie. Thanks also to Community Hospice for providing the additional care that allowed Vonnie to remain at Sterling, where she was comfortable and safe. We offer a HUGE, heartfelt 'thank-you' to Dr. Susan Perlman (neurologist) of UCLA, who ALWAYS treated Vonnie with such dignity., A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at Desert View Memorial Park, 11500 Amargosa Road in Victorville. Donations may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of American (, ) or to your favorite charity. Thank you.
Zackary James Davis-Mather, 5/24/2009 - 11/24/2010, Zackary James Davis-Mather left us on November 24, 2010. He was 18 months of age, born May 24, 2009 to Tamara Davis and James Mather in Auburn, California. Tamara and Jim moved apart and created new families that gave Zack more people to love him. This included Ryan Juergenson and Jennifer Mather, who loved him very much. When Ryan and Tamara became a family, Ryan brought with him big sister, Hailey and then along came Zack's baby sister McKenna., Zackary will be missed terribly by his Grandparents, Chuck Mather, Jayne Brooks-Trainor, Kathy and Clint Norrell, William and Sue Haley, and his many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family along with the numerous friends he's met along the way., He was his mom's "little man" and went with her everywhere. He loved being outside and they would regularly go on walks. One of his favorite outings was to accompany his dad at his job as farrier. Zack would visit with all of dad's clients and their horses. He charmed everyone where ever he went., There will be a private service where Zack will be celebrated and remembered with love. Donations to help the family with expenses can be made at any Bank of the West location to the Zackary Mather Memorial Fund.