Saturday, December 11, 2010

California Obituaries 12/11/2010



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Angelo "Ang" Colombo Coach, Teacher, World War II Veteran P-51 Fighter Pilot Angelo Colombo, aged 90, father of four children and devoted husband of Marianne Colombo passed away on December 8th, 2010 with his loving family surrounding him. Angelo is preceded in death by his parents, Giovanni and Giovanina Colombo. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marianne Imelda (Sullivan) Colombo, his children and spouses, Suzanne Burns (Jim Burns), Patricia Colombo (David Ruprecht), Russell Colombo (Lynn Colombo), and Stephen Colombo; six grandchildren, Ali Burns (Todd Porter), Maia Burns (Ryan Ritter), Angela Colombo (Django Heckler), Kevin Colombo, Daniel Colombo, John Colombo; three great grand-children, Emerson Ritter, Beckett Ritter, and Brody Porter, and his brother, (Enrico) Harry Colombo of Santa Rosa. Angelo was a beloved teacher and coach at San Rafael High School and a respected member of the Marin County community. He touched the lives of so many young adults during his 35 years at SRHS whether it was on the basketball court, in the classroom, as Athletic Director, or as Dean of Boys. His positive impact was felt by countless individuals for many years. Angelo was born on May 19, 1920 in Cassano Magnago, Italy. After immigrating to the United States, his family settled in San Rafael. Ang attended San Rafael High School where he graduated in 1939. His college years were spent at College of Marin and San Jose State where he played intercollegiate basketball and baseball. After graduation he played Triple A professional baseball in San Jose for a short time. Angelo joined the Air Force in 1941 and was trained as a fighter pilot. He flew P 51 Mustangs during World War II in the South Pacific, completing 130 missions. Ang was twice decorated with the Air Force Medal. Ang and Marianne were married after the war in 1946 at Holy Names Church in San Francisco. He began his teaching career in Modesto before returning to his Alma Mater, San Rafael High School to teach History, Health and Physical Education. He also coached basketball and baseball for many years. In addition to his teaching, Ang was active in the community. He helped organize the first Little League program in San Rafael, was an active member of Kiwanis Club and was instrumental in building a baseball facility and park near the present intersection of 3rd Street and Highway 101 in San Rafael. Ang was a lifelong member of St. Raphael's Parish. He retired from teaching in 1978 and was inducted into the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Ang was the first recipient of San Rafael High School's Wall of Honor in 2009 along with his lifelong friend, Hugo Rinaldi. He was also honored as the Marin County Italian American Citizen of the year in 2009. Angelo Colombo, regarded as a legend in San Rafael, was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and this community that he loved so dearly. We will miss you Ang. God Bless you. There will be a memorial mass celebrating Ang Colombo's life at St. Raphael's Church on Tuesday, December 14th at 11:00AM. A reception immediately following will be held at the San Rafael Recreation Center on B Street in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made to the Marin Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 150930, San Rafael, CA, 94915 or Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake, #100, Larkspur, CA 94939., Angelo "Ang" Colombo Coach, Teacher, World War II Veteran P-51 Fighter Pilot Angelo Colombo, aged 90, father of four children and devoted husband of Marianne Colombo passed away on December 8th, 2010 with his loving family surrounding him. Angelo is preceded in death by his parents, Giovanni and Giovanina Colombo. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marianne Imelda (Sullivan) Colombo, his children and spouses, Suzanne Burns (Jim Burns), Patricia Colombo (David Ruprecht), Russell Colombo (Lynn Colombo), and Stephen Colombo; six grandchildren, Ali Burns (Todd Porter), Maia Burns (Ryan Ritter), Angela Colombo (Django Heckler), Kevin Colombo, Daniel Colombo, John Colombo; three great grand-children, Emerson Ritter, Beckett Ritter, and Brody Porter, and his brother, (Enrico) Harry Colombo of Santa Rosa. Angelo was a beloved teacher and coach at San Rafael High School and a respected member of the Marin County community. He touched the lives of so many young adults during his 35 years at SRHS whether it was on the basketball court, in the classroom, as Athletic Director, or as Dean of Boys. His positive impact was felt by countless individuals for many years. Angelo was born on May 19, 1920 in Cassano Magnago, Italy. After immigrating to the United States, his family settled in San Rafael. Ang attended San Rafael High School where he graduated in 1939. His college years were spent at College of Marin and San Jose State where he played intercollegiate basketball and baseball. After graduation he played Triple A professional baseball in San Jose for a short time. Angelo joined the Air Force in 1941 and was trained as a fighter pilot. He flew P 51 Mustangs during World War II in the South Pacific, completing 130 missions. Ang was twice decorated with the Air Force Medal. Ang and Marianne were married after the war in 1946 at Holy Names Church in San Francisco. He began his teaching career in Modesto before returning to his Alma Mater, San Rafael High School to teach History, Health and Physical Education. He also coached basketball and baseball for many years. In addition to his teaching, Ang was active in the community. He helped organize the first Little League program in San Rafael, was an active member of Kiwanis Club and was instrumental in building a baseball facility and park near the present intersection of 3rd Street and Highway 101 in San Rafael. Ang was a lifelong member of St. Raphael's Parish. He retired from teaching in 1978 and was inducted into the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Ang was the first recipient of San Rafael High School's Wall of Honor in 2009 along with his lifelong friend, Hugo Rinaldi. He was also honored as the Marin County Italian American Citizen of the year in 2009. Angelo Colombo, regarded as a legend in San Rafael, was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and this community that he loved so dearly. We will miss you Ang. God Bless you. There will be a memorial mass celebrating Ang Colombo's life at St. Raphael's Church on Tuesday, December 14th at 11:00AM. A reception immediately following will be held at the San Rafael Recreation Center on B Street in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made to the Marin Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 150930, San Rafael, CA, 94915 or Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake, #100, Larkspur, CA 94939.




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.




MIX, ANNE of El Cajon, California Dec. 28, 1933 - Dec. 5, 2010 Viewing 12/14 4-8pm,Rosary 7pm at Featheringill Mortuary; Mass 12/15 11am at Immaculata USD Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511 




Arno Rayner Arno Rayner of Tiburon and Rancho Mirage, California passed away peacefully in his Tiburon home of complications from pneumonia, following a series of strokes, on December 3, 2010, at the age of 82. He was a native San Franciscan and the only child of Kurt Rayner of Klingenthal, Germany and Angela Flasch Rayner of Graz, Austria, who met in Mill Valley. Arno attended Commerce High School, where he was voted Student Body Treasurer. He commuted by train from San Francisco to UC Berkeley earning his BS in Economics. During the, , he spent two years in the Army Finance Corps. After being honorably discharged, he returned to UC Berkeley, where he earned his MBA in 1954 at Haas School of Business. He later endowed a chair in Finance at Haas-UC Berkeley. He was proud of his association with UC, and his contributions made him one of the "Builders of Berkeley," together with his wife Carol. He was married to Carol Jean Kaufman Rayner. Arno and Carol were together for 18 years. Arno said he knew when he met and first danced with Carol at a Halloween Party at Harbor Point (no, they were not in costume) that he wanted to be with Carol, and they married in 1994. They shared over 16 years as partners in marriage and in business. After his Army service, he joined the Bank of California as a securities analyst. Industrial Indemnity recruited him as Assistant to the Treasurer. He rose through the ranks to Senior Vice President in charge of investments. After the merger with Crum & Forster, he joined Bechtel Corp. as Vice President, where he served on the Bechtel Trust and Thrift Committee. Arno retired from Bechtel and founded Rayner Associates in 1977, which became Rayner & Haynor. Arno was a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He retired as Chairman of the Board in 2005, subsequently became Chairman Emeritus, and served on the Rayner & Haynor Advisory Board. He was a lifetime member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco, and Emeritus Board of Trustees of the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation. Among his many associations, Arno was a member of the Bohemian Club since 1978, the San Francisco Yacht Club, a past president of the Tiburon Peninsula Club, The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley Haas Leadership Society, UC Berkeley Crew, Harbor Point Tennis Club, and Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. He served for 30 years as a Trustee for the Marin Council Boy Scouts of America; received the Silver Beaver Award, and in 1999 he was awarded the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. He had a Lifetime Membership in The Scouting Heritage Society. He served for many years on the Finance Committee of the World Trade Club. He was a member of the San Francisco Bond Club, which voted him Investment Professional of the Year in 1999; The Kiwanis Club of San Francisco; the Legacy Club of Marin General Hospital; and the Marin History Museum Advisory Board. He was also a Lifetime member of The Excelsior German Center at the Altenheim in Oakland. Arno's major interests included tennis, philately, dominoes, refereeing soccer, and traveling. Arno had a strict sense of honor. He believed in working hard and loved his business. He maintained a high level, clear vision in making choices. His exemplary character and integrity were among the highest example of character and caring for all with whom he came in contact. With his brilliant intellect, kind demeanor, and dignity, he was a joy to know and be with. He was a very special man, with a special sweetness, and was a dear friend. He was a distinguished gentleman with wonderfully charming old school manners. In addition to his devoted soulmate and loving wife Carol, Arno is survived by his children from a previous marriage: Eric Rayner of Novato, Jill Templeton (John) of Strawberry in Mill Valley, and Neal Rayner (Angie) of Edinburgh, Scotland, including three grandchildren; plus brothers-in-law, Bob Kaufman and Tom Kaufman (Phyllis); and their respective families, including 6 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. A Celebration of Arno's Life will be held at Harbor Point Tennis and Swim Club on December 17. Contributions in memory of Arno Rayner may be made to the charity of your choice.



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Adrian M. Trevino

ADRIAN M. TREVINO JAN 30, 1990 - NOV 26, 2010 Adrian Michael Trevino, 20, passed away Nov. 26, 2010 in Yuma, Arizona. He attended Davis & Johansen HS, where he excelled in sports. He spent his years growing up in both Modesto and Yuma. He is survived by his son Dominik Trevino; parents, Roy (Mindy) Trevino; Valerie (Richard) Tiger; Siblings: Adrianna, Lydia, Isaiha, Jarod, Anthony and Allie. He is survived by great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for Adrian on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., Apostolic Jubilee Center, 821 Lassen Dr., Modesto.



Alan B. Chapman

Captain Alan B. Chapman, 63, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his home in Sparta, Tenn. Al loved fishing, and was a well known sport boat captain on the Central Coast in the late 60s and 70s. His sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. Alan is survived by his wife, Nancy Chapman; and five sons Wayne, Brett, Jim, Rob and Mike. A service will be announced. Please send any cards or letters to: Nancy Chapman, 8380 Crossville Hwy., Sparta, TN 38583.



Alfred Berard

ALFRED BERARD, 92, of Arroyo Grande, died Dec. 8, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Lady Family Mortuary and Crematory of Arroyo Grande. 



Alice Barbarin

ALICE MARIE BARBARIN Age 66, resident of Riverside, CA for 35 years, passed away December 7, 2010 due to natural causes at Riverside Community Hospital. Alice was born in Riverside, CA. She retired from Centro De Ninos as a Food Programmer, Riverside after 20 years of Service. She was a graduate of Ramona High School and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine for 44 years. Alice is survived by her daughter, Monica Marie Barbarin of Riverside; sons, Manuel and Michael Barbarin; mother-in-law, Elvira Barbarin; brother, Louie Ybarra (Delfina); sisters, Jennie Barbarin (Joe), Sylvia Alfaro (Mario), Betty Mendoza, Maria Bedolla, all of Riverside; 11 sisters-in-law; 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Barbarin. Visitation 12/13 from 5-8pm with 7pm Rosary at Preston & Simons Mortuary. Mass 12/14, 10am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine with burial at Olivewood Memorial Park. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY FUNERAL DIRECTORS (951) 683-7410



Alice Louise Morton

Alice Louise Morton was born in Loma Linda, Calif., on May 26, 1927 and passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 5, 2010., She was loved by many for her cheerful smile, sense of humor and known for liking her coffee "hot.", Alice will be greatly missed by her family and friends., She is survived by her brother, Merton S. Lacy; two sons, Paul and Rob; a daughter, Valena; ex-husband, Stan; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren., God has truly blessed us by having you in our lives., We love you Mom., The family will hold a private service., In lieu of flowers, send condolences to: 45505 Lauri Lane, Oakhurst, CA 93644.



Alyce Asako FUKUYAMA

FUKUYAMA, Alyce Asako Age 87, passed away on November 25, 2010. Beloved wife of Shig Fukuyama; loving mother of Joyce (Phil) Shigemura, Ellen Fukuyama, and Les (Margie) Fukuyama; grandmother of Kathleen Shigemura, and Krista and Kevin Fukuyama. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 11:00 A.M. at San Fernando Valley Holiness Church, 9610 Haddon Ave., Pacoima. The family kindly requests business casual attire and no flowers. (213) 626-0441



Andrew Bettencourt

Andrew Bettencourt Resident of Fort Rock, Oregon 76 yrs old. passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a short illness. Originally from San Jose, son of the late Andre' & Gertrude Bettencourt. Survived by his wife Sharon of 41 yrs, daughters; Annamae Avila (John), Andrea England (Bryan), Laura House (Mike), Rachel Whitenburge (Robert), sons; Mike (Sherri) & John Bettencourt (Debbie), 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Brother, Joseph Bettencourt, sisters; Mary Azevedo (Joao), Margaret Garcia (late Alvin Garcia) & Anne Reis (Julio). 541-382-0903, Baird Funeral.



Andria Ochoa

ANDRIA LEE OCHOA 04/10/1970 ~ 11/28/2010 Andria was full of life, a wonderful woman and a loving sister. Andria is survived by her father, Paul; sister, Joyette; daughter, Alexandria Brown; son, Jacobe Brown; daughter, Amanda Ochoa. She was preceded in death by her significant other, Leroy Smith, on 10/18/10. Services will be 12/13/10 at Pierce Bros. Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, CA, Viewing at 10am and Services at 11am.



Anita L. Hobson

Anita L. Hobson, 76, of Anderson died Friday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).



Anita Morales

Was called to heaven on December 8, 2010 in Healdsburg, Ca at the age of 28. She loved her family and friends and lived life to the fullest. Anita will be dearly missed by her parents Carlos and Laurie Morales, her sister Mariana, and brother Carlos Jr., as well as numerous family and friends. Please call for service information. WINDSOR HEALDSBURG MORTUARY (707) 838-6000



Anna J. Dearman

Anna J. Dearman, 77, of Redding died Wednesday at Lakewood Christian Homecare in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding (222-1587). 



Anthony Escandor

Anthony "Butchie" Formento Escandor At Peace on December 1, 2010 after a brief but courageous battle with a brain tumor. Adored son of the late Bernardo Escandor and Filomena Formento, and preceded in death by his sister Shirley Ergina and brother Bernardo Escandor Jr. Butchie is survived by his brother Benjamin Escandor, sister Linda (Carlo) Irwin, sister Jeannie (John) Vines and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Born and raised in San Francisco, he enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 19 and served 2 years before returning home due to injury. Butchie worked as a custodian at the SFO Airport for 22 years and retired in 2005 at the age of 50. Butchie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends may visit Thursday December 16th from 3-9pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service Thursday at 7pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday December 17th at 11am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 107 San Pedro Rd, Colma. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.



August Guevara Jr.

August Guevara, Jr. was born on April 1, 1921 in Rancho Sespe to Augustine (PapaTin) and Cresencia (Chita) Guevara. He was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 4, 2010., He was preceded in death by his true love of 67 years, Virginia Lopez Guevara. August is survived by his daughter, Rochelle (Letty) Jahner of Panorama City, his only grandson, Nikas (Keith) Jahner of San Francisco and daughter, Brenda (husband Tom) Ralston of Alaska. He was one of eight children and leaves behind sisters, Connie Negrete of Pacoima, Mary Diaz of Oxnard, and Irene Tello of Fillmore, brothers, Roy Guevara of Oxnard and Henry Guevara of Santa Paula. Siblings who predeceased him included, Charles (Nino Charlie) Guevara, and Gabriela (Nina Gay) Guevara Blanco., He served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division of the US Army in World War II. He worked for Bohannan Brothers from 1952 and retired in 1986. August had no wasted minutes after retiring and spent many hours on his favorite hobby, wood crafting. He enjoyed sharing his many creations with family and friends. He also enjoyed dancing and traveling. In his younger years he was in a band playing the saxophone. One of his greatest joys in life was baseball, whether playing on a team or being a fan of the Dodgers. Auggie will be deeply missed and live on in the hearts of his family and those who loved him forever., A full Military honors ceremony will be conducted by the Korean War Veterans Chapter #56 and VFW Mercer -Prieto #2043 at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery located at 380 Cemetery Road, Santa Paula, CA 93061; 525-5258.



Augustine Jimenez Lucero

March 18, 1951-Dec. 6, 2010, It is with great sadness and love in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Our beloved one died and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2010 after a tough battle with colon cancer for two years., Augie was born in Delano and resided in Oxnard all of his life. He worked at E.J. Harrison and Sons for 19 years and with the City of Oxnard for four years., He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Rachel Lucero; his children, Isabel, Tina, Valerie, lil Rachel (Rene), Augie Jr. (Noemi), Angel (Reyna) and Deserie (Andy), all of Oxnard; his grandchildren: Christina, Jynessa, Johnny, Joseph, Jasmine, Ilene, David, Michael, Joey, Elijah, Trystan, Augie III, Jocelyn, Andrew, Angel Jr., Alex, Phillip, Andy and Francisco; his two great-grandchildren, Juan Jr. and Aaliyah; his brothers: Octivano, Jose, Julian, Valentin, John, Raymond, David, Phillip, Vincent, Mark, Richard, Robert; sisters: Frances, Corina, Mary and Renee. He is preceded in death by his brother, Alex; father, Valentin; mother, Augustina; and nephew, Alex Lucero., Augie loved and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was everyone's uncle and grampa. He loved helping out neighbors, enjoyed barbecues, doing yard work and taking rides to the park with his grandchildren on the three-wheeler bikes. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him., The family would like to thank all of his family and friends for the love and support given in this hard time, also a special thank you to Dr. Lark and Dr. Benjamin and the team at V.C. Oncology and also Buena Vista Hospice., Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 with the Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Santa Clara Mortuary in Oxnard. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Oxnard. Interment will follow at Santa Clara Cemetery., We can't believe you're gone! Dad, our sadness knows no end; We can't believe you're gone We're grieving for you everyday, It's hard to carry on. You were always there to support and care, When we needed a true friend, How we'll ever do without our dad, We cannot comprehend. You were our teacher and our guide, Our dad, so good and strong Your example will sustain us now, And last our whole lives long. We're trying to communicate, We hope that you can hear, Expressing what we feel for you, Helps us feel you're near. Our memories of the times we had, Helps the pain go away. But Dad, our lives won't be the same, We'll miss you everyday, A part of us went with you, You left a gap too big to fill, You're our father and our hero, We love you and we always will




KASTAN-URIELL, BARBARA ANN Feb. 13, 1956 to Dec. 8, 2010 Barbara Kastan-Uriell of Carlsbad Beloved Wife and Mother, passed away peacefully on December 8th after a 22 month battle with cancer. Survived by husband Patrick, daughter Alana, 14, and son Connor, 12, of Carlsbad, brothers Mike, John, Rob, and Tom as well as mother-in-law Beatrice. She was preceded in death by father Harold and mother Marian. She and Pat had 27 wonderful years together and enjoyed watching their children excel in sports. Barbara grew up in La Mesa, graduated from Monte Vista High in 1974. She attended San Diego State on a gymnastic scholarship and competed for the Aztecs from 1975 to 1978. She later earned a Master's degree in art. Barbara ran her own successful architectural illustration business. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed many interests throughout her lifetime including running, golfing, skiing, hiking, fashion and art. She was devoted to her children's sports activities and interests. Her infectious optimism and love of life lives through those that knew her. Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. on December 14th, at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego. Donations may be made to the children of Barbara Kastan-Uriell Education Fund, 5259 El Arbol Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.




SANDOVAL, BENITO of IMPERIAL BEACH 04/22/1935-12/08/2010, (619) 337-8100 




MARTINEZ, BERNARDINA OF SAN DIEGO 05/20/1929-12/03/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100




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LUKACIK, BRYSON PAUL Sept. 25, 1988 to Nov. 27, 2010 Born in La Mesa, California and raised in Lakeside where he engaged in many activities such as baseball, football, surfing and BMX Racing. As he grew, baseball became his true passion on the field as well as the history and knowledge of the game. From Little League, including All-Stars, Pony League to El Capitan High baseball where he graduated in 2007. He continued to play college ball and currently played for a local semi-pro team. Taken from us far too soon in his young life due to a tragic accident. His memory lives on through his family and numerous friends. He leaves behind his father Joe Lukacik, mother Donna Canfield-Lukacik, brother Nick, sister-in-law Amy, niece Haley, nephew Kai, Grandpa Dick Canfield, PopPop Joe Lukacik and Grammie Bobbie Lukacik, several Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Always forgiven and never forgotten. Rest In Peace Bryson. You are loved by many. Services: Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., Foothills Christian Church, 315 Bradley Ave., El Cajon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The Bryson Lukacik Trust Fund at any Chase Bank, which will be donated to an organization to help teens and young adults that suffer with Bipolar.



Barbara Barnes

Barbara Joy Barnes Passed away in San Francisco, November 12, 2010. She has joined Bailey Anderson in Heaven. Barbara will be missed by all who loved her. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to research against Parkinson's Disease. Friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at DUGGAN'S FUNERAL SERVICE, 3434 17th Street near Valencia.



Barry Edward Coyle

Barry Edward Coyle, 63, a highly regarded consultant in the contract furniture industry, passed away peacefully on the evening of Nov. 15, 2010, at his home in Ojai in the company and care of his wife, Gayle Wyborny, and their son, Brian Coyle. He was a model of courage, thoughtfulness, good cheer and productivity while living with cancer that was first diagnosed about a year earlier., Barry E. Coyle was born May 1, 1947 in Washington, D.C. Following graduation from Stanford University with a B.A. in economics, Barry joined the Ventura County Library Services Agency as an administrative officer. During the 1980s and early 1990s, as a dealership and, later, an installation-firm executive in Los Angeles, Barry pursued the ground-breaking work of developing installation estimating prototypes and economic models for dealer and installation businesses, analyses that later took the form of workbooks still regarded as standard industry references., In addition to Gayle Wyborny, his wife of 29 years, and his son, Brian Coyle, a resident of Ventura, he is survived by Karen Coyle, a sister in Berkeley; Heather Murphy and Todd Murphy, a sister and brother-in-law in San Luis Obispo, and their children Kyle Murphy and Mikayla Murphy, also of San Luis Obispo., He will also be remembered with special affection by surviving classmates in the Ventura High School graduating class of 1965.



Beatty, Anna Marie

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Anna Marie Beatty We thought of you yesterday and will tomorrow too. We think of you in silence and make no outward show, for ..... 



Bender, Henrietta Katherine (Christman)

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Henrietta Katherine Bender, 95, passed away at the The Chancellor Place of Lodi on December 7, 2010. Henrietta was born on January 22, 1915 ..... 



Benjamin Hernandez

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Berton Merle Kirshner

Kirshner, Berton Merle April 11, 1925 - December 9, 2010 Berton Merle Kirshner made his final transition peacefully, surrounded by family, in his Brentwood Home early Thursday morning in Los Angeles, California December 9, 2010. His children Jan Stanton Holz, Jill Kirshner, and Todd Kirshner; son-in-law Richard Holz; grandchildren Amy Stanton, Molly Stanton, Rex Kirshner, Claire Kirshner, and Kelly Kirshner; his sister Sheryl Sherman, his brother-in-law Mel Sherman, brother-in-law Dr. Robert Wagner and his sister-in-law Sylvia Wagner celebrate Bert's roll-up-his-sleeves problem-solving skills, his ability to find the smile through thick and thin, and his perseverance to provide for and protect his family. Married for 56 years to Barbara Rita Wagner Kirshner who preceded him in death, the Nashville-born southern gentleman led a productive, exemplary life, proving his motto: "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right." Private services will be for the immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Bert's reminder to "keep smiling" and make a donation to your favorite charity.



Beverly J. "Bev" Sowells

Beverly "Bev" J. Sowells, 72, of Vacaville, died on Monday, Dec. 6, in Vacaville. She was born in Fresno, Calif., on June 1, 1938., Per her request, no formal services will be held., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,



Beverly J. "Bev" Swells

Beverly 'Bev' J. Swells, 72, of Vacaville, died on Monday, Dec. 6, in Vacaville., She was born in Fresno, Calif., on June 1, 1938., Per her request, no formal services will be held., Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,



Billy Davis

Billy Davis, 33, of Redding died Nov. 23 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at McDonald's Redding Chapel (241-1626). 



Bruce T. Pratte

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Gloria Coffee-Price Dec. 11, 1942 ~ Nov. 11, 2005 Happy Birthday! It's been 5 whole years since you've been gone. You're gone but never ..... 




CORNEL BRAGGS, SR. 9/11/1922 to 12/6/2010 Cornel Braggs, Sr. was born in Idabelle, Oklahoma. He served 27 years combined in the U.S. Army and Air Force, retiring from the Air Force. He served 18 years doing Civil Service at Lompoc Missile Base and 12 years at the Youth Authority in Chino before finally retiring at the age of 71 years old. Preceding him in death was his wife of 59 years, Juanitia L. Braggs and a daughter, Alvern Gatson. He leaves to mourn him his wife of 10 years, Gloria D. Braggs; sons, Cornel Jr., his wife of 10 years Gloria D. Braggs; sons, Cornel Jr., Lawrence, Robert, Randy, Jimmie and daughters, Eula, Carolyn, Pattee, Jeanette, Roberta and Olivia. He also leaves 37 grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Viewing at Tillman Mortuary, Sunday, 1-7pm. Funeral service will be held at Park Ave. Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, Dec. 13 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside.



Carla Marie (Waltman) Shevchuk

Born January 15, 1960. Died December 2, 2010 at home, surrounded by family and friends, after a heroic battle with ovarian cancer. A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her children, Eric and Larisa; parents Charles and Arlene Waltman; brother Eric and sisters Cheryl, Shelley and Karen. Carla loved her family, her animals, the mountains, the ocean, fishing, camping, gardening and reading. She was a terrific business woman. She was loved and will be missed. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Carla's honor.



Carmen (Medrano) Cardoza

Carmen Medrano Cardoza was born January 13, 1923 in Michoacan, Mexico. She passed into God's embrace on December 5, 2010. She was a homemaker., She is preceded in death by her husband Manual Cardoza; her parents, Joaquin and Soledad Medrano; and her brothers, Jake Medrano and his wife Joby, and Ralph Medrano., Carmen is survived by her sons, Michael Cardoza and his wife Suzanne, Rev. Fr. Timothy N. Cardoza, and Russell Cardoza and his wife Mary. She is also survived by her three grandsons, Garrett, Stuart and Alex Cardoza; her brothers, Robert Medrano and his wife Margaret and Danny and Dolores Medrano; as well as her sister-in-law, Betty Medrano; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends., The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to St. Mary Queen of the Apostles Building Fund, 4636 W. Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93710., Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, followed by the Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m., at St. Rita Catholic Church in Tulare. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon. Friday, Dec. 10 at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford., Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home in Fresno.



Carol M. Wolfert

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Carolyn Hizey

CAROLYN HIZEY, 74, of Arroyo Grande passed away Thursday, December 9th 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall~Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, Grover Beach, ca



Charles A. Bryant

Bryant, Charles A. June 10, 1952 - December 1, 2010 Charles A. Bryant died on December 1, 2010, at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital in Los Angeles, California, following a lengthy illness. He was a kind and gentle person and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Charlie was born to Randolph and June Bryant in Houston, Texas, on June 10, 1952. In 1964, he moved with his family to New Orleans and attended Isidore Newman School, where he graduated in 1970 and was a National Merit Scholar. He then attended Yale University and received a degree in mathematics in 1974. After receiving a master's degree in mathematics from New York University in 1976, he began working as an actuary for a life insurance company in New York City. After a few years there, he decided to become a lawyer and returned to New York University to enroll in its law school. Charlie received his law degree in 1984 and then worked as a project finance lawyer at large firms in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. He had a competitive streak that he exhibited through academics and sports. During his high school years he played on the varsity tennis team. In college, he was coxswain of the Yale Crew team and received many dunkings following their victories. After he began his legal career, he learned to sail and was soon participating in races as well as pleasure cruises. Some of his fondest memories were of sailing on Long Island Sound or in the Caribbean. However, his passion was mathematics, and he enjoyed sharing this passion with others through teaching and tutoring. Charlie is survived by his companion of many years, Susan Rosenwasser, his brother Randy Bryant and wife Sandra, his nieces Emily Kramer, Amy Lee and Betsy Bryant, and his nephew Stephen Bryant. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 345 Piney Point, Houston, Texas. Charlie will be buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charlie's memory to the Yale Crew Association, P.O. Box 208216, New Haven, CT 06520-8216, Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, or the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006.



Christa M. Bowlin

1927 ~ 2010 A very special and beautiful lady left this earth in November - Christa Bowlin passed away after a sudden, unexpected illness. Her spirit has returned to God and her immortal soul is on its way to new adventures. In recent months she''d spoken often about how much she missed her mother and her husband, Hap, perhaps anticipating a return to their loving arms. Christa was truly one of the best mothers of all time, and a precious friend to many folks through the years. She was very energetic, vivacious and healthy - a real example of "you''re only as old as you feel." Even in her 80s, she enjoyed swimming several times a week and many walks with her "grand-dog," Drake. Christa loved preparing wonderful dinners and special treats for friends - she''s probably already busy making something for the angels. She was born in Germany and moved to America with her young son, Holger, in the late 1950s. They first came to the Central Coast and she soon met her life-long friend, Gudrun Grell, a very special lady who also recently passed away. A few years later, she married Lt. Col. Hap Bowlin, her dear husband and partner in life for more than 30 years. Their travels and adventures led them around the globe. They came back to settle in Shell Beach in 1983 and enjoyed many joyful retirement years in this special place. Christa was extremely thankful and proud to have been able to come to the United States and earn the privilege of citizenship, truly loving America and all its freedom, opportunity and beauty. While having felt very fortunate to have lived here for 60 years, she would want it known that in recent times she was deeply saddened by the direction the country seemed to be heading. Government policies changed and catered more to corporate and financial greed while the average hard-working person and the environment suffered. As a contributor to many charities, she gave special support to veterans, animal care groups and those trying to preserve and heal the environment. She sends her love to her remaining family and friends in Germany: her sister, Barbara and husband, Dr. Werner Krafft; niece, Tessa; nephew, Bastian; and her long-time friend, Mariechen along with her son, Dieter and family. To her many dear friends here in America, too many to name, Christa sends her love from the heavens. For those who were able to visit during the few days in the hospital, she knows how much you cared. Although Christa will always be missed by those of us who loved her, her memory will live on. She would want everyone to celebrate the good times and laughter that they shared. From Holger: My sincere gratitude to all Mom''s friends that have been so sympathetic and supportive during this sad time. Thanks to the volunteers at Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, who gave their compassion and time. I''ve been blessed to have such a wonderful, loving mother. She''ll always be in my heart, and the memory of her joyous spirit and incredible energy will be an inspiration to me for the rest of my life.



Clarence "Bud" Holmes Jr.

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.



Clark, Donald Martin

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM

Donald M. Clark, Jr. Nov. 16, 1948 -Dec-5, 2010 Resident of San Lorenzo Beloved Donald Martin Clark, Jr. long time resident of the East ..... 



Cleone P. Temple

CLEONE P. TEMPLE AUG 18, 1918 - DEC 6, 2010 Age 93 of Oakdale. Survived by: Shannon and Brian Truett of Klamath Falls, OR. and Joan Morgan of Oakdale. She has 12 grandchildren; 26 great and 17 great great-grandchildren. Viewing from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Friday, December 10th at Oakdale Mortuary. Services Saturday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m. at Church of Christ, Lee Ave., Oakdale, CA.



Col. Richard H. Hansen

Col. Richard H. Hansen, US Army retired, widower of Alice Strandberg Hansen, died Tuesday. Dec. 7, 2010, at Sommerby of Mount Pleasant. H, e was born on June 29, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Reuben H. Hansen and Hazel Davey Hansen. After graduating from the University of Utah in 1943 he was commissioned in the Army and served as a field artillery officer in the European Theater during World War II. During his military career he served in the Far East, Alaska, Europe and throughout the United States., While in the service he earned a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. His assignments included for the U.S. Commander, Berlin and as Editor-in Chief of the Army Digest, the Army's official magazine. His awards included the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters. Col. Hansen joined The Citadel faculty in January 1971 after retiring from the Army. At The Citadel he taught English and journalism courses and edited college publications. He retired from The Citadel in 1984., He was an avid gardener, skier and master chef and traveled extensively throughout the world with his beloved late wife of 54 years., The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Sommerby of Mt. Pleasant for all of their love and care shown to Col. Hansen., He is survived by his children, Jeri Calhoun and her husband Guignon of the Isle of Palms, Karen O'Neill and her husband Robert of Arlington, Va., and Craig Hansen and his wife Penny of Summerville; a sister, Bettie Luke and a brother, Robert W. Hansen, both of Ventura; five grandchildren, Stephanie Alice Cordray and her husband Jacob, Mary Elizabeth O'Neill and her husband Sanjay Narayan, Samantha Jean Witt, Kathleen Muir O'Neill, and Megan Burke; one great-grandson, Kari O'Neill Narayan., A private burial with full military honors will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beacon Hospice, 786 Johnnie Dodds Blvd # C Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3047., Online condolences may be sent to the Hansen family via Arrangements by MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC; 843-884-3833.



Constance S. "Connie" Hawkins

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Corinne J. "Cook" Mueller

Corinne J. "Cook" Mueller, 92, passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 in Hanford after a lengthy illness., Corinne was born on August 4, 1918 in St. Louis, MO, the youngest child of Charles and Clara Hartman., She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Thomas Hartman, sisters Angeline Horras, Catherine McMillen and Genevieve Hartman, as well as by grandsons, Tom Mueller Jr. and Mark Mueller., She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Michael Mueller and wife Vicki of Auberry, David Mueller and wife Charlene, Tom Mueller and Corinne Bettencourt and husband Bob of Hanford, together with nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren., Corinne's greatest joy was being with family. She was a devoted mother who made many sacrifices for her children. She was funny, quick-witted and a hard worker. She worked many years at Peden's Restaurant and later the Koop Cafe. She especially loved working in her garden., She will be dearly missed., At Corinne's request, services will be private.



Correia, John Thomas

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM 

John Thomas Correia, 80 of Tracy passed away peacefully at home due to natural causes. Born John Thomas Correia on February 2, 1930 in .....



Crane, Paul Ray

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM 

Paul Crane a long time resident of Alameda Passed peacefully at home December 6th 2010 at the age of 97. A Master Cabinet maker .....




RUSSELL, DARRIN E. Nov. 14, 1966 to Nov. 28, 2010 Services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours, 7710 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942. Darrin is survived by his mother Martha, sisters Doreen and Debbie, and brother Dale.




MILLER, DOLORES JEAN Dec. 7, 1936 to Dec. 11, 2009 It has been one year since you went to be with Jesus. We miss you so very, very much - Donald Jr., Shannon, and Donald Sr. Also your friends Dolores and Richard Shick. I still love you and I always will.



Daniel T. Thomson

Dan T. Thomson passed away in La Quinta, Calif. at home on December 7, 2010 after a long courageous battle with a rare brain disease, CBD. Born into life on May 5, 1930 in Ticonic, Iowa he was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Thomson and Honsen (Phillips) Thomson Davies. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. (Brown) Thomson of 58 years; children, Steven G. Thomson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Anne (Don) Delaney of Wheaton, Ill.; Daniel S. Thomson of Las Vegas, Nev., Thomas (Jeanne) Thomson of Coto de Caza, Calif.; grandchildren, Allison, Andrew and Emily Delaney, Cody Thomson, Danielle, Sam and Spencer Thomson; a sister, Cathryn O. Greigg of Bethesda, Md.; nieces, Valerie Dugan, Heather Greigg and Cathryn Murphy of Washington DC, and an aunt, Cathryn P. Caldwell of Glendora, Calif. Dan was a seaman in the



David Rynd Griffiths

Griffiths, David Rynd July 18, 1942 - December 6, 2010 After a yearlong battle with lung cancer, David passed away at his home in Sisters, Oregon with his family by his side, he was 68. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, he also leaves behind his numismatic legacy. Born in Pasadena, California to Dorothy and David Griffiths, he grew up in Monrovia, California. In business since 1961, he was a second-generation professional coin dealer. The Los Angeles native ran Century Stamp and Coin beginning in 1968, on the corner of 7th and Olive, while raising his first two children with Barbara Lundgren in Arcadia, CA. In 2001 he began Bedrock Gold and Silver Inc. He later remarried Pamela Dhanjah and had two more children, Amanda, 6 and Travis, 4. Over the last 25 years he has been committed to and worked a 12 step program. David is survived by his wife Pamela Griffiths, children Shelley Rodriguez, Todd, Amanda and Travis Griffiths, grandchildren A.J. and Kevin Rodriguez, Paige, Taylor and Aidan Griffiths. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 12/14/10 at 11:30am at Live Oak Mortuary, 200 E. Duarte Road, Monrovia CA, 91016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the City of Hope (866) 683-4673.



Diane Densmore

DIANE MEREDYTH DENSMORE Passed away on December 1, 2010 at the age of 59. Diane was a resident of Hemet, California for over 39 years while married to her husband, Jerry Densmore. Before retiring in 2003, Diane was employed by General Telephone/Verizon Communications serving in various positions for 32 years. Throughout her life, Diane dedicated her energy to giving support to her family and engaging in hobbies that included cooking, reading, camping, sewing, and gardening. Diane\'s compassionate, loyal, and thoughtful spirit will be deeply missed. In addition to her lifelong friends, Diane is survived by her only daughter, Julie Densmore of San Francisco; her husband, Jerry Densmore of Hemet; her in-laws, David and Barbara Densmore of Hemet; her cousins, Kathy Slater, Steve Burt, Chuck Burt, and Judy Burt, all of California. A Remembrance Service is planned for February 2011. 951-658-4433 #FD833



Diane Laflin

Diane Cordaro Laflin Aug 28, 1932 - Oct 31, 2010 After a battle with colon cancer Diane passed with her family by her side. A graduate of Presentation High School in San Francisco, Diane worked at Kaiser Hospital in the City for over 25 years. She is survived by her four children, James, Alicia, Michael and Richard along with five grandchildren. A Service will be held Dec 18th at 2:00pm St. Gabriel Church 2559 40th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94116. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Gabriel's to assist families in need this holiday season.



Dominga Rico

Dominga Mejia Rico, July 15, 1913 - December 5, 2010, Dominga Rico was born in Kyle, TX. She spent her early years there. In 1941, she moved to Guadalupe, CA and lived there for 27 years. In 1968, she moved to San Diego, CA and lived there for 36 years. Later, in 2004, she moved to Bakersfield, CA and lived there for six years and has now moved on to be with the Lord. The death of her husband, followed by a stroke, necessitated her relocation to Bakersfield to live; first with her family and later at Parkview Julian Convalescent Hospital where she was lovingly cared for by many care givers and nurses., She is preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe Rico; sisters: Manuela Mejia Regalado and Julia Mejia Garcia; brothers, Thomas and Florentino Mejia; grandson, Pedro Romero and great-grandson, Gabriel. Dominga is survived by her children: Francis Quiroga, Susie Ogas (Roberto), Pedro Castillo Jr. (Alicia), Pauline Castillo, Nancy Castillo, Linda Cortes (Jose), and Mary Calzada; as well as numerous nieces and nephews., Dominga was a wonderful mother, always there when we needed her. She worked all the time, was a great cook, she was known for her (gorditas) flour tortillas, and tamales. Mother had a big heart, always helped people in need, always fed the hungry. She loved to go to church and read her Bible every day. She loved to sing, walk, garden and loved to have gathering with all her children and friends. Her family was with her when she quietly passed away at home at the age of 97. She was a tireless mother who loved her family and she will be sorely missed., We love you Mom! We know you are at peace with the Lord and watch over us from the heavens above., We are respecting her wishes by having a cremation and a celebration of life gathering with family and friends. Come join us, bring pictures, stories and joy in our hearts. Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. with services beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Southport Christian Center (142 East 16th Street) National City, CA 91950 on Monday, December 13, 2010. Services are under the direction of Basham Funeral Care 661-873-8200.



Don (Donald Wallace) Cate

(Donald Wallace) passed away December 5, 2010 at the Veteran's Hospital in Portland, OR at 76 years of age. He was born January 10, 1934 in Eureka, CA and was a lifelong resident of Humboldt County. He graduated from Fortuna Union High School, Class of 1953. He was a veteran of the



Donald A. Hoff

1922 - 2010 Donald A. Hoff was born in Portland, OR on September 27, 1922 and passed away on December 9, 2010 at age 88. He attended Portland, OR schools and graduated in 1939 from Grant High School. He received a football scholarship to University of Washington for 4 years. He was drafted into the Navy Seabees where he served two years. He fought in the Admiralty and Soloman Islands. He returned to Portland and then moved to Redding in 1949. He worked with his father-in-law John Nielsen at Nielsen Motor Company until retirement. Don was an avid golfer and pilot and enjoyed his days at Riverview Country Club and Pebble Beach. He is survived by his wife Marie Hoff, his daughter Joan Howell Scheller (Jerry), son Donald (Karen) Hoff and grand daughter Allison. A daughter Connie Hoff preceded him in death. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connie Hoff Memorial Fund c/o Kathy Alvord, 2322 Dream St. Redding, CA 96001 or Pilgrim Congregational Church 2850 Foothill Blvd, Redding, CA 96001. Please sign the guestbook at



Donald C. Cheney

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 Hoff

Donald Hoff, 88, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Donald L. McBride

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,,



Donald Lee Warnke

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Donna E. (Porter) Myers

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.



Doris Johnson Hults

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



Doris Mae Hassinger

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Dorothy C. (Belicka) Smith

Dorothy C. (Belicka) Smith, age 78 of Danbury, 1previously of Greenwich, passed away at Bethel Health Care Center, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, after suffering a sudden illness. Dorothy was born in Port Chester, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Winifred (Green) Belicka. She attended Greenwich High School and had worked for many years as an editorial assistant for the Greenwich Times. She is survived by her daughter Kelly Catanzaro of New Fairfield; four grandchildren, Justin, Laurie, Joseph and Matthew Fortunato; and a great-granddaughter, Mariah Fortunato. She was predeceased by her daughter, Laura Lee Smith. Funeral services will be held in the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Cremation will take place at the direction of the family. Friends may call in the Green Funeral Home, on Sunday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810, who offered care, comfort, and compassion to Dorothy during her brief stay.



Dorothy Gibson

Dorothy Ann Gibson 87, of Greenwood, Indiana, better known as "Dottie" or "Mrs. G.", beloved wife of Captain Erwin "Rocky" Gibson (deceased), married for 56 years, passed away on December 6, 2010. She was born in Beech Grove, Indiana to Carl and Carrie Peterman on August 26, 1923. Graduated from Manual High School. Worked for RCA and Mayflower Van Lines during WWII. Active in USO. Worked as a legal secretary for Kroger, Gardis & Regas and also for the BMV for the state of Indiana. Married and moved to California where she was active as an adult secretary to Jobs Daughters Bethel 266 of Concord. Leader of the Machos' Manos (Many Hands) 4H club of Contra Costa County, where she actively taught public speaking to each of the children. Her kids won many blue ribbons and gold seals for their demonstrations. Moved back to Greenwood Indiana in 1974 to care for her parents. Active with her husband in the Shrine, she was a member of the Starlight Prospect Chapter No. 452, Order of the Eastern Star. Her hobbies included Art, sewing, antiquing, and mail in contests where she won many things from money and gifts to trips. She is survived by her only child, Lynn Yocum (Karl) of Greenwood; her granddaughter Lisa Wilde (Michael) of Greenwood and her great-grandson Blake Wilde of Greenwood; her grandson Carl Yocum of Pittsburg, California, her great-grandson Jason Baker of Fortville, Indiana; and her sister Ruth Ludlow and nephew Robert Ludlow of Hobe Sound, Florida. Friends and family may gather Tuesday, December 14, from 11 am until 1pm at the G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue Indianapolis. The funeral service will be held at 1pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Masonic Home of Indiana in Franklin or the Shrine Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be shared with the family at



Dorothy J. Miller

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Douglas Watson Hughes

Douglas Watson Hughes, 82, of Anderson died Friday at Oak River Rehab in Anderson. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466). 



Dr. Carl Payson Herkimer M.D.

Dr. Carl Payson Herkimer, M.D., passed away suddenly on December 7, 2010, leaving behind loving family and friends. Dr. Herkimer was born to Hazen and Mildred (Steinke) Herkimer on May 14, 1934, in Monroe, Mich. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1952,




Elsie Raye Rigney Carr Elsie Carr died peacefully in her San Rafael home December 2, 2010 at the age of 95. Born in 1915, Elsie's life spanned nearly a century. As she wrote in her 2007 memoir, Elsie's Story: Of Family, Friends and Dreams Come True, "I saw unusual experiences for a woman living during that timethrough World War II, the feminist revolution, the Civil Rights movement, and the profound changes in communication and travel." Independent and self-confident, Elsie did indeed live a remarkable life. She grew up in Las Cruces, NM and graduated from New Mexico State University in 1936. In 1943, recently divorced, she moved with her young son, Mike, to Maryland and, after the war, she worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and then the Food and Agriculture Organization in Washington DC. During that time, Elsie began her lifelong passion for traveling and for connecting with other cultures. In 1954, Elsie was offered a job at the Ford Foundation, so she and Mike then 13, moved to Indonesia where she, in 1956, met Dr. Jesse Carr. After their marriage in 1957, Elsie, Jesse and her extended family split their time between their homes in San Rafael, CA, their ranch in the Sutter Buttes, CA, their home in Mt. Rose, CA and their home in Fiji and traveled extensively around the world. After Jesse's death in 1989, Elsie moved to Villa Marin in San Rafael, CA where she continued to meet interesting people who enriched her life immensely. Elsie's family has been central to her life. She is survived by five children, Michael Marcley of Santa Rosa, CA; Jennifer Carr of Ashland, OR; Lawrence Carr of Ross, CA; Karen Doherty of San Rafael, CA; Pierre Carr of Sutter, CA; and 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two great great grand children. Elsie is also survived by her sister, Ruth Meadows of Albuquerque, NM, her cousin Walter Gerald of Albuquerque and her nephew John Rigney of Leucadia, CA. Elsie has been a gracious supporter of many organizations including the San Francisco Asia Art Museum, the Marin Symphony, The De Young Museum, Marin Nature Conservatory, and the New Mexico State University. As Elsie concluded her memoir, "unlike some acquaintances who lament being so old because they are not needed anymore, I have always felt needed and wanted. As the shadows fall, I can express only gratitude for my unusual life." A "Celebration of life" services will be held at St. John's Chruch in Ross at 1:00pm on December 16 and at Villa Marin in San Rafael on December 18 at 2:00pm. Donations are preferred to a favorite charity.




born April 17, 1936 in Putnam, CT, passed away on December 7, 2010 at the age of 74 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon Gesner and Ester Dominique. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lily Gesner, daughters Sherry Nibergall (Derek) of Upland, CA; and Hope White (Bret) of San Bernardino, CA; son Ernest Gesner Jr. of Yucaipa; his grandchildren LaShawna Lako (John) of Monroe, WA; Jennifer Lako of Chino, CA; Emily Gesner of Westminister, CO; and Ernest Gesner III of Yucaipa, CA; his sisters Shirley Ogozalek of Mansfield, CT and Gail Creed (Doug) of Lake Wylie, SC; his brothers Richard Gesner (Marie) of Scotland, CT and Irving Gesner (Lee) of Lincoln, IL; his step-father George Dominique of Scotland, CT and his step-sisters and brothers Dianne Wallis, Kathy Clark, Paula Dominique, Mitchell Dominique, Kathy Ray and Gordon Gesner; his aunt Ruth Dargie of Florida; his uncle Elisha Tew of Rhode Island; and his beloved dog and best friend TRIXIE his poodle. He served in the




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Edith Murphy

Edith Verne Murphy 1921 - 2010 California native and 63year Redwood City resident, Edith (Edi) died at home at Woodside Terrace surrounded by family on Sunday, December 5, 2010 of complications from cancer. Her last weeks were filled with loving visits with those whom she held close. She was the strong link in her family's lives that will never be forgotten. Her sense of independence, laughter and caring will forever be with all those she touched. Born in San Francisco on August 18, 1921 to Emma and Alfred Taylor and younger sister to Alice, Edith grew up in a family of close cousins. She graduated Jefferson High School and attended San Francisco State and Hazel Bishop business school before she met and married Richard ("Dick") Brendan Murphy. Married for 29 years until his death in 1976, they raised their family of 3 girls in Redwood City where Edith was active in the Women's Club and Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and School and known by many for her homemade cookies. She hosted young Taiwanese in her strong support of the Jesuit Missions. In the 70's, she was an invaluable resource as she guided adults through the G.E.D. process for San Mateo County Dept. of Education and later volunteered with Project Read as well as Allied Arts Guild and St. Francis Center. She loved to dance in the Lobby of the St. Francis Hotel in her youth, at the parties she hosted in her home and at her daughters' weddings. At the mere sound of twinkling ivories or a cool saxophone, those toes of hers started bopping. And she took anyone with her along for the ride. Her last days were filled with the music of Glenn Miller and a joy washed over her face. This passion was only surpassed by her dedication to her beloved Giants and 49ers. Weeks before her passing she was wheeled onto the sidelines of her grandson, Will's high school football game. She enjoyed traveling and was particularly fond of riverboat cruising and any trips that included golf. Edith remained an avid Bridge and card player until mere days before her death. Edi was a friend extraordinaire with great generosity of spirit. While keeping a bounty of friends from years back, she made an amazing number of new, fast friends wherever her life took her. She gave her all and joyfully so. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice, and her infant daughter, Susan, in addition to her husband Dick. Edith is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jody & Jim (Virginia), Cathy and Jared (San Carlos), and Mary Ann and Jim (Redwood City). She was filled with immense pride in her grandchildren who survive her: Garrin, Brendan, Brian, Will, Taylor and Emma and her 7 great-grand children. A memorial mass will be held at St. Pius Church in Redwood City on December 20 at 11:00, reception following. It was Edith's wish that memorial contributions be sent to California Province of the Society of Jesus, 300 College Ave., Los Gatos CA 95030 to benefit the work of Fr. Daniel Ross with children in Southeast Asia. We wish Edith well on her "Sentimental Journey Home" and pray that her "heart is at ease."



Edith Verne Murphy

Edith Verne Murphy California native and 63year Redwood City resident 1921 - 2010 (Edi) died at home with family on Sunday, December 5, 2010. Her last weeks were filled with loving visits with those whom she held close. She was 89. Born in San Francisco on August 18, 1921, Edith attended San Francisco State before she met and married Richard ("Dick") Murphy. Married for 29 years until his death in 1976, they raised 3 daughters in Redwood City where Edith was active in the Women's Club and Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and known by many for her homemade cookies. She hosted young Taiwanese in strong support of Jesuit Missions. In the 60s, she guided adults through the G.E.D. for San Mateo County DOE and later volunteered at Project Read, St. Francis Center & Allied Arts Guild. She loved to dance and at the sound of twinkling ivories her toes started to bop. In her last days the music of Glenn Miller washed joy over her face. She was dedicated to her Giants and 49ers. She enjoyed traveling and any events that included golf. Edith remained an avid Bridge and card player. Keeping myriad friends from years back, Edi made an amazing number of new, fast friends wherever her life took her. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice, her infant daughter, Susan, and her husband Dick. Edith is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jody & Jim (Virginia), Cathy and Jared (San Carlos), and Mary Ann and Jim (Redwood City). She was filled with immense pride in her grandchildren who survive her: Garrin, Brendan, Brian, Will, Taylor and Emma and her 7 great-grand children. A memorial mass will be held at St. Pius Church in Redwood City on December 20 at 11:00, reception following. It was Edith's wish that memorial contributions be sent to California Province of the Society of Jesus, 300 College Av., Los Gatos CA 95030 to benefit the work of Fr. Daniel Ross. We wish Edith well on her "Sentimental Journey Home".



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Elizabeth (Bohan) Gluch

The Cookie Lady, age 84, of Cazadero, had a massive stroke on Thanksgiving Day and passed away November 29, 2010 with her family by her side. Our hearts are broken. If one thing can be said, it is that she always gave more than she received. She was born June 10, 1926 in Santa Rosa to Martha Bohan Schneider and Michael Bohan, a pioneer family in Sonoma County. In 1944 she married Stanley J. Gluch (deceased). She is survived by her children: Mary Salfi, Martha Lownes (Larry-deceased), Margaret Heil (Greg), Patrick Gluch (Kimberly) and Matthew Gluch (Michele); nine grandchildren: Lora, Steve, Malinda, Amy, Nick, Ashley, Joshua, Christine, Andre; and eight great-grandchildren: Joshua, Nathan, Tyler, Kayla, Paytin, Cambryel, Isabella, and Sophia. She is also survived by her sister Peg Canelis; her sister-in-law Vera Bohan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Michael, Henry Patrick, James and Dan Bohan and her sister, Francis Bei. Besides the Rural Food Program where she volunteered for 20 years, Betty's passion was her garden and baking cookies and pies for her family, friends, neighbors and especially Cal-Fire in Cazadero. Her family extends a big thank you to the Cazadero Cal-Fire men and women who made our Mom extremely happy. A Rosary will be recited at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane, Sebastopol, 7:00 p.m. Thursday December 16th. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on December 17th at St. Sebastian's. Memorials may be made to her favorite charity, St. Philip's/St. Teresa's Rural Food Program, P.O. Box 339, Occidental, CA 95465 or a charity of your choice.



Elizabeth Torres (Featured)

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



Elsie Carr

Elsie Raye Rigney Carr Elsie Carr died peacefully in her San Rafael home December 2 at the age of 95. Born in 1915, Elsie's life spanned nearly a century. As she wrote in her 2007 memoir, Elsie's Story: Of Family, Friends and Dreams Come True, "I saw unusual experiences for a woman living during that time...through World War II, the feminist revolution, the Civil Rights movement, and the profound changes in communication and travel." Independent and self-confident, Elsie did indeed live a remarkable life. She grew up in Las Cruces, NM and graduated from New Mexico State University in 1936. In 1943, recently divorced, she moved with her young son, Mike, to Maryland and, after the war, she worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and then the Food and Agriculture Organization in Washington DC. During that time, Elsie began her lifelong passion for traveling and for connecting with other cultures. In 1954, Elsie was offered a job at the Ford Foundation, so she and Mike then 13, moved to Indonesia where she, in 1956, met Dr. Jesse Carr. After their marriage in 1957, Elsie, Jesse and her extended family split their time between their homes in San Rafael, CA, their ranch in the Sutter Buttes, CA, their home in Mt. Rose, CA and their home in Fiji and traveled extensively around the world. After Jesse's death in 1989, Elsie moved to Villa Marin in San Rafael, CA where she continued to meet interesting people who enriched her life immensely. Elsie's family has been central to her life. She is survived by five children, Michael Marcley of Santa Rosa, CA; Jennifer Carr of Ashland, OR; Lawrence Carr of Ross, CA; Karen Doherty of San Rafael, CA; Pierre Carr of Sutter, CA; and 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grand children. Elsie is also survived by her sister, Ruth Meadows of Albuquerque, NM, her cousin Walter Gerald of Albuquerque and her nephew John Rigney of Leucadia, CA. Elsie has been a gracious supporter of many organizations including the San Francisco Asia Art Museum, the Marin Symphony, The De Young Museum, Marin Nature Conservatory, and the New Mexico State University. As Elsie concluded her memoir, "unlike some acquaintances who lament being so old because they are not needed anymore, I have always felt needed and wanted. As the shadows fall, I can express only gratitude for my unusual life." A "Celebration of life" services will be held at St. John's Chruch in Ross at 1:00pm on December 16 and at Villa Marin in San Rafael on December 18 at 2:00pm. Donations are preferred to a favorite charity.



Ercole Di "Earl" Ciccio

Ercole Di Ciccio passed away peacefully on Dec. 2 after a brief illness. Earl, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his parents, Carmine and Eva Di Ciccio; and brother, James., Earl was born on May 11, 1939, in Bolton Landing, N.Y., Survivors include his brothers, Ellis "Bucky" Di Ciccio of Arizona and Emidio "Nuccio" Di Ciccio (Dawn) of New York; and children, Carmine Di Ciccio (Jeannie) and Jeffrey Harvey, both of Maine, Mark Di Ciccio, Eva Knudsen and Earl Di Ciccio (Lisa), all of California. Earl is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., There will be a Celebration of Life for Earl at the Veterans Hall, 549 Merchant St., Vacaville, on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., A memorial fund has been set up for Earl Di Ciccio at Wells Fargo. For information, please contact Lisa at 720-7313., Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 446-3233,,



Ercole Joseph "Earl" Di Ciccio

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,



Eugene Felix Hansen Sr.

Eugene Felix, Hansen, Sr., 3/10/1925 - 12/6/2010, Eugene Felix Hansen, Sr. (Gene) was born on March 10, 1925 and returned home to his Lord and to his beautiful wife, Grace (Chela), on December 7, 2010 in Lincoln, Calif. "Gene" was born to Felix Frederick Hansen and Esther Louise Hansen in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Chela., Gene leaves behind his loving and devoted daughters, Jackie Burnett (Dan) of Lincoln, Gail Poole (Dennis) of Lincoln, Donna Rennie (Geoff) of Colfax, and son Eugene Hansen, Jr. (Patty) of Sumner, Washington; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister Darlene Powell and nieces Terri Powell and Stacy Ferris. Gene also leaves behind cousins and many wonderful friends., He attended school in Mobridge and Raymond, South Dakota. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States, . It was while he was in the Army that he met the love of his life, Chela, at a dance in San Francisco in March of 1945. They were married just two months later on May 18, 1945 and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in May of 2009. Chela died in July of 2009., After discharge from the Army, Gene went to the University of Oregon where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He later held jobs with Libby McNeil & Libby and Hewlett Packard. In 1960, he changed the course of his life by becoming a teacher. He began his teaching career in Susanville, California and ended it in Auburn, California. During his life, he touched the lives of so many students, and people he met. He had an uncanny way of making others feel like they were family. Many of his former students, along with friends of his children, think of him as father, grandfather, and friend., Gene was always going to school. He had an insatiable appetite for learning. he earned his Master's degree in 1976. In 1966, Gene was accepted by Columbia University to be sent to Africa to teach in a Teacher's College in Marangu, Tanzania. He and his family spent two year in Tanzania. After returning from Africa, the family settled down for the next 33 years in Auburn, Calif., where Gene taught at Placer High School and Chana High School., While living in auburn, Gene and Chela continued to travel. They were counselors for the EF program and took many groups to places like Spain, Mexico, Ireland, Germany, Greece, and Italy. They spent time in Peru, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and so many other places most of us just dream about. They made life long friends from these trips. Gene also was the recipient of a Fulbright Hayes scholarship which sent him to India for six weeks to immerse himself in their culture. He was privileged to have an interview with India Ghandi, Prime Minister of India., He was a very spiritual man and loved his Lord with all his might and looked forward to the day he returned home. He was a long time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in auburn and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Rocklin., Gene will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him. The staff and residents at Villa Del Rey Assisted Living Community are especially saddened by his death. The family would like to thank the staff of Villa Del Rey for their ongoing excellent care, kindness, and concern. They have become like family. We would also like to thank the VITAS Hospice group who provided much comfort and support during our father's last days., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideon's or VITAS Hospice., Funeral services will be held Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on Lonetree Drive in Rocklin, Calif. Viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the New Auburn Cemetery, Collins Drive, Auburn on December 13, 2010 at 1 p.m.



Eustis, Robert Neale

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Robert N. Eustis, age 76, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2010, in St. Louis, MO. He was born in 1934, to .....



Eve Nardone

Eve Nardone In Loving Memory Mar 7, 1928-Nov. 24, 2010 Eve Nardone passed away peacefully in the company of her children on November 24, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She will be dearly missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to have her in their lives. Eve was born in Czechoslovakia in 1928, the daughter of Margit and Egon Thieben. She spent her school years growing up in England, and moved to the United States in 1946 to attend Brown University, graduating with a degree in English. She later went on to earn a Masters Degree in English Literature from Connecticut College. She married after college and moved to Westerly, RI to raise her family. As she always had a quest for knowledge and a desire to help others, she began teaching English at Stonington High School, which she went on to do for 29 years. She was truly beloved by many of her students, who continued to stay in touch with her as recently as the week before she died. "I want her to know that she changed my life" was a phrase they repeatedly told us as they continued to call her during this past month. In 1991 she made the cross-country trek out to Marin County to live closer to her children and her grandchildren, where she played an integral, and irreplaceable, role in their everyday lives. In addition to spending her time with her family, her two favorite pastimes were playing bridge (she was a Silver Life Master) and traveling around the world, especially on cruise ships. She made friends easily wherever she went and always got the most out of her experiences in life. She is survived by her two loving children, Mark and Laurie, whom she adored and cherished. Additionally, she leaves three 'handsome and wonderful' grandsons, Austen Auger, Graham Auger and Zack Nardone, who also brought so much joy and happinessand bragging rightsto her life, as well as Pixie, her beloved cat, who was a constant companion and endless source of comfort. Eve Nardone was a gracious, classy, intelligent, independent, beautiful, generous and loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Our world was a brighter place with her in it, and we will miss this truly unique woman and the light with which she shined every day. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the or the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. A Celebration of Eve's Life will be held at the Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael on Friday, December 17th, from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Stories and memories will be welcomed.




ENGLISH, Evelyn In Celebration of Evelyn English Sept. 26, 1915-Nov. 22, 2010 Evelyn Semenza Honts English has passed away at age 95. A devoted teacher, patron of the arts, and indefatigable member of The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena, she never outgrew her interests in the arts, dancing, reading, bridge, theatre, and travel. Evelyn was born in Reno, Nevada, graduated from the University of Nevada/Reno in 1936, and started her career teaching elementary school in Henderson, Nevada. Later she established The Semenza Family Scholarship Endowment at the University of Nevada/Reno in honor of her parents John and Louise, two older brothers Lawrence and Edwin and three older sisters Nevada, Rena and Grace, all of whom graduated from the University of Nevada/Reno with honors. Her first marriage to First Lieutenant George William Honts, Christmas Eve 1942, was cut short by his death from German gunfire along the Rhine River just two days before the end of World War II. His poignant love letters form the basis of a song cycle for voice and piano, Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn; from the Private Papers of a World War II Bride. Elizabeth Samson, Mary Ann Paullin, and Mary Ann Shemdin accompanied Evelyn to the premier in the summer of 2002 at the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts. The premiere was sung by Stacie Horlick, soprano, and played by the composer, Dr. Alan Louis Smith who is a Fine Arts Club Honorary Member, USC Chair of Keyboard Studies, and Tanglewood Vocal and Piano Director. The letters and song cycle are archived at The Dwight Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas. During World War II, Evelyn served as Director of the U.S. Army Special Services, now the USO. Soon after the war ended, she moved to Berlin, where she organized entertainment for the American troops. In the early 1950s, Evelyn moved to Southern California for a career in public relations and marketing. Instead she returned to teaching in the late 1950s after earning her Masters Degree in Education. She taught for over 30 years in the Pasadena public schools. In 1958, Evelyn married Lawrence "Larry" Samuel English. Both Evelyn and Larry passionately supported the arts. They joined The Fine Arts Club in 1989, taking particular interest in supporting young, gifted visual and performing arts students. Even after Larry's death in 1998, Evelyn maintained her commitment to the Club. She gave over $50,000 to The Awards Endowment and The Operating Endowment, as well as underwriting numerous dinner programs. She served as Member of the Board of Directors, Program Chair, Performing Arts Award Chair, Support Group Fundraising Chair, and participated in numerous Fine Arts Club committees. She continued her extraordinary support of theater and music with donations to Theatre Americana, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena Opera Guild. She was a charter member of the Pasadena Arts Council and portrayed Queen Elizabeth I for their Gold Crown Awards Banquet at the Civic Auditorium in 2000. Evelyn was also active with the Gamble House, the Pacific Asia Museum and Pi Beta Phi. In late 2001, she had a non-speaking appearance in Frasier. Evelyn is survived by her stepson, Dennis English, and his wife Jan, of Hoboken, NJ; her stepdaughter, Carol English Miller, and step-grandsons, Ryan and Brent, of San Diego, CA; as well as a niece and nephews. Memorial contributions in Evelyn's memory may be sent to The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena, c/o Mr. Norman R. Sarafian, 5109 Gould Avenue, La Canada, CA 91011-2441. Make checks payable to The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena, with "The English Operating Endowment" in the memo line. Contributions are tax-deductible. A memorial service will be held twelve-noon, Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, 311 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Monsignor Tobias English, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Andrew and cousin of Evelyn's husband Lawrence English, will officiate.



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Evelyn Garibaldi

Evelyn Garibaldi Passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco on Monday, December 6th, 2010, just six days before her 96th birthday. Beloved aunt of Geralyn Roberts, Joan Morris, and their families. Remembered with love by many caring cousins. Born and raised in San Francisco, Evelyn graduated from Balboa High School. She worked for ER Squibb as an executive secretary for 36 years. Eligible but not interested in retirement when the company moved to southern California, Evelyn became an executive secretary at the SF Chronicle for 17 more years. She loved her work and creatively tackled the many challenges presented to her. She was a fun loving, caring, and generous woman. Many will remember her favorite dogs, Jamie and Penny, always by her side. Friends may visit Sunday, December 12th, from 3:00-6:00 pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City with a Rosary starting at 4:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 pm at Duggan's. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. Contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.



Father Maurus Kelly OFM

Father Maurus Kelly, OFM, Died December 5, 2010, Father Maurus Kelly, born in Tampa Florida, passed on to eternal life after a lifetime of mission and parish work, most notably his 9 year tenure serving the Tohono O'odham in southern Arizona., Friar Maurus Kelly was the son of Lawrence F. Kelly and Mary E. Donnelly, born on October 4, 1928. His early education was in Tampa, FL until he entered St. Anthony's Seminary for 2 years and then joined the Franciscan order in 1948 and professed solemn (lifetime) vows in 1952. He was ordained by Bishop Alden J. Bell in Long Beach on June 29, 1956., While he had a number of assignments, Friar Maurus was best known for his ministry to the Native Americans in Arizona's San Solano Missions. From 1964 to 1977 he served in the northwest: Portland, Spokane, Seattle and Winlock, and then returned to Arizona for two years., In 1980 he was assigned as pastor at Mission San Miguel, a position he held for almost 5 years. Following this, he became the chaplain for Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, serving faithfully until his retirement at the Mission in 1997., Friar Maurus was a friar dedicated to his various ministries and was always willing to accept a new assignment. Humility and simplicity, generosity and helpfulness, were hallmarks. As chaplain to the Poor Clares and as a hospital chaplain, he was always reliable and understanding., The vigil service for Father Maurus will be at 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA. The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 13, 2010 at Old Mission Santa Barbara., May eternal rest be granted unto him, O Lord, and may he rest in peace., In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Fr. Maurus, for the care of senior friars, to the Fraternal Care Trust-Province of St. Barbara, 1500 34th Ave, Oakland CA 94601, 415-552-2044.



Fleda Fern (Krone) Evans

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



Florence Cano

FLORENCE CANO Age 92, resident of both Orange County and Riverside County at different times throughout her life, passed away on December 3, 2010. She was born on January 28, 1918 in Riverside, CA. A visitation will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 5-8pm, with a rosary service beginning at 6:30pm, both at Acheson & Graham Mortuary. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10am, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. The burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 www.acheson



Floyd "Bez" BESVOLD

BESVOLD, Floyd "Bez" Passed away Dec. 5th. Memorial Service will be Sat. Dec. 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Funeral Home



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GUTIERREZ, Frank (Age 71) retired Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on November 16, 2010. Mr. Gutierrez joined the Sheriff's Department on January 13, 1969 and retired from Temple Station on March 21, 1994. A celebration of his life will be held at 28168 Diamond Place, Quartzsite, AZ on February 4, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.



Frank P. Gallegos

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Frederic Holbrook

Frederic Rugee Holbrook Resident of Foster City 12/24/1937 - 11/26/2010 Fred Holbrook unexpectedly passed away in the early morning of November 26, 2010 in Burlingame Ca. Fred was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Betty Wynn & Herbert Holbrook on Christmas Eve 1937. Fred attended Brooks School of Mass. received his BS from UVA, and his MBA from NYU. Fred was passionate about his friends and family, just as he was about fishing, the Green Bay Packers & Boston Red Sox. He loved to travel the world fishing and touring, as he did spending a day with his grandchildren. He lived life to it's fullest to the end. Fred will be dearly missed, and is survived by his children Kristin Donato & Scott Holbrook, his brother Tim and his wife Frances, his dear friend Elizabeth Sebring, grandchildren; Christopher & Patrick Holbrook, Maya, Sarah & T.J Donato as well as many close friends. There will be a service Saturday December 18th, 2010 at 2:30 at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 900 Edgewater Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 Donations would be graciously accepted in Fred's name to the Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund, 11899 Edgewood Rd., Ste. X, Auburn, CA 95603, or online at




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FETZER, GERARD J. Solana Beach 5/29/1963 - 12/5/2010 Friday 12/17/2010, 1 p.m. St. James Catholic Church Alhiser-Comer Mortuary (760)745-2162 



Gary David Coggiola

Gary David Coggiola, a 30-year resident of Thousand Oaks, passed away on Dec. 6, 2010 at the age of 69. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who also loved his work, travel and golf. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him., Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Chapel, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362. Visit to share special thoughts and memories.



George C. "Bud" Freedman Sr.

George (Bud) C. Freedman, Sr. Resident of Los Gatos 3-5-25 to 11-30-10 Beloved husband and father is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce, his six children Phyllis Clark (Rex), Bette Freedman, Gail Borg (Don), George Freedman, Jr. (J Lee), Mark Freedman (Cindy), Karen Thompson (Tim); 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one brother and 3 sisters. A memorial service will be held Jan. 8, 2011, 11:00 AM at Carter Hall, 5151 Carter Ave., San Jose, 95118.



George Gist

George Gist, 84, of Anderson died Friday at home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466).



Geraldine Moore

Geraldine Mae Moore Longtime resident of San Francisco, passed away peacefully at a Palo Alto care facility on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. She will be deeply missed by a great many who loved her dearly. Born Geraldine Mae Markiewitch in Hawaii on November 22, 1929, as a young teenager she, along with her parents Joseph and Roseline (Patsy) Markiewitch and two sisters Betty and Diane, moved to the Bay Area, the family settling in San Francisco, where she lived most of her life. After high school, she married Merl O. Moore, a WW II and Korean War veteran, who would eventually work for the San Francisco Chronicle as Assistant Sports Editor, and they moved to Menlo Park to begin raising their family - Michael Patrick in 1950, Neil Joseph in 1953, Mark William in 1956, and Kevin Merl in 1959. Divorced in 1965, she moved herself and her four sons back to San Francisco. She worked downtown at the TransAmerica Building as a microfilm technician for many years, supporting and raising her sons as a hard-working single mom. Surrounded by many family members who had over the years migrated from The Islands to the Mainland, she devoted herself to provide a loving, secure and inspiring upbringing for her children. Geraldine is survived by her loving children, Michael, Neil, Mark, and Kevin; devoted grandchildren Britton, Elise, Jessica, Michael, Beau, Christopher, and Nicholas; great-grandchildren Trevor and Salem; faithful sister Betty Garret; and many wonderful and adoring cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends who will forever remember her as a loving, warm, delightful person. A Celebration Of Life - Hawaiian-style, of course - will be held in her honor and memory on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at the Seaport Convention Center in Redwood City. Family and friends wishing to attend may please contact hoahanau Susan Baker at 650-482-3500.



Gladys Hayes

GLADYS VIRGINIA (FAIR) HAYES Gladys Virginia (Fair) Hayes passed away at her home in Colton on November 25, after complications from a respiratory illness. She was 98. Gladys was born on April 11, 1912 in Bluefield West Virginia, the daughter of James Darby Fair and Della Rae (Price) Fair. She lived with her family in Elizabethton, Tennessee until 1927 when the family left for Oregon for a year, then moved on to settle in Loma Linda, California. Gladys married Edgar Hayes and lived in a number of locations throughout the U.S. including Philadelphia and San Jose, prior to returning to Colton where she owned and managed an apartment complex. Gladys recalled her childhood in Tennessee fondly, and cherished memories of family including her beloved mother and her maternal Grandfather, who fought in the Union\'s Tennessee 13th Cavalry during the Civil War. Gladys was preceded in death by her parents as well as Edgar Hayes, brothers Dungen, Homer, James, Haskell, Luther and Ralph, her sister Muriel, and half sisters Lucy, Josie and Rula. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Her smile and presence will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held early in 2011.



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Grace Eckhardt

GRACE ELEANOR (CUTHBERTSON) ECKHARDT Age 96, resident of Riverside, CA for 63 years, passed away 12/06/2010. Grace was born 09/21/1914 in Kensington, Minnesota and grew up in Lidgerwood, a small town in North Dakota. She was a bright child and finished high school two years early. She was inspired by a nurse in her town to become a registered nurse. Grace went to Minneapolis to attend nursing school, but because she graduated from high school so young, she had to wait almost two years to enter nursing school at Asbury Hospital. She worked as a soda jerk while waiting. Sometime after graduation from nursing school, she met the love of her life Dr. Carl L. Eckhardt. With war clouds gathering over the world, they married in 1940. After Pearl Harbor, Carl volunteered for military service and became a flight surgeon in the European theater. During the war the devoted couple wrote letters to each other every day until Carl\'s return. To many, including Grace and Carl, California appeared to be the land of opportunity. When Carl was discharged from the Army Air Corps it was at March Field. They fell under California\'s spell, and decided to pack up their belongings in Minneapolis and move to Riverside. They were among the founding members of Faith Lutheran Church. Carl opened a private practice on Tyler Street and Grace served as his nurse and executive assistant. In addition to her duties as a nurse, Grace performed all the administrative tasks associated with office management. In addition, she always looked after her family and prepared a lovely meal each night. Grace and Carl envisioned establishing a new hospital in Riverside. After careful planning they joined a small group to found Parkview Hospital on Jackson Street. Grace and Carl provided medical care to the community for over two decades. Upon retirement, they were able to spend several years dividing their time between their home in Riverside and their mobile home park on Lewiston Lake in Northern California where they fished, picked berries and hiked. Grace remained in Riverside after Carl was killed in a tragic auto accident. She did volunteer work in a Lutheran thrift shop for over ten years. She had many friends and a loving family. She had many enjoyable trips with her sister Vivian and the Gospodinoffs and Woodards. She was a kind, generous person, always willing to help out when needed. Grace\'s life exemplifies what one can do in spite of being born into poverty. She had an indomitable spirit and lived a life devoted to service, friends and family. Grace is survived by her daughter, Carol L. Fischer and son-in-law Brian P. Fischer; her son, Gary D. Eckhardt, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.) and daughter-in-law Eileen L. Eckhardt; her sister, Vivian M. Criswell; two granddaughters, Kristy von Eckhardt and Stacey Lappert; one grandson Edward "Teddy" Fischer; and three great grandchildren, Bryan, Chase and Calista. If you would like to make a donation in Grace\'s name, the family has requested that they be made to the scholarship fund that was established to honor the life of her grandson, a professional musician who died in 2001: Todd B. Eckhardt Memorial Scholarship Ellington Fund 3500 R Street NW Washington, DC 20007-2326 Visitation will be held at the Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 4 to 8 pm. Graveside Service will be held at Olivewood Memorial Park on December 13, 2010 at 10:00 am with a Memorial Service following at Faith Lutheran Church beginning at 11:30 am. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221



Grant Nunnally (In Memoriam)

GRANT NATHAN NUNNALLY June 18, 1985 ~ December 10, 2002 A Rock - He was a rock and full of life! Standing tall for many and willing to provide that simple smile that you knew was from the heart and a blessing from God. As we take the time to reflect back on this day and the many special moments we shared together, we would hope it brings many smiles of joy. For we know he ran many races, but now know you\'re running with our Lord and have claimed the victory. The Battle has already won



Gregory Harold Bullis (Featured)

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



Greta Rose GRANT

GRANT, Greta Rose April 1, 1930-Dec. 10, 2010 Loving wife of Marty, mother of Rick and Leslie. Funeral services held Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at 3 PM, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills, 800-600-0076. 



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Helen Marie Crist

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



Helen Slayton

Helen Louise Slayton, 94 years of age, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in Pam Desert, Calif. She was born in Carson, Iowa October 24, 1916 to Irel and Edith Wilkinson. After graduation from High School, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa working in the state capitol as a statistician in the "Old Age Division". She married her high school sweetheart "Bud" Leonard Slayton on August 16, 1936 in Hamburg, Iowa. They moved to California in 1938; over the years living in Los Angeles, Baldwin Park, Oxnard, Fontana, and then moving to Palm Desert in 1962. Helen and Bud enjoyed 66 years of marriage until his passing in 2002. During Helen's working career outside the home, she was a secretary for a variety of companies. The real joy in her life were her daughters, Sharon Wilcox, Cindy Holleman, granddaughter Hayden Holleman and son-in-law Joe Wilcox. During her active life, Helen was President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Scholarship Chairperson for the Women's Club of the Desert, Member of PEO chapter RD; Member of Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church; Honorary Member of Palm Desert Golfing niners. She played golf until she was 85 years young. Her greatest passion she found in the game of bridge; where she developed great and lasting friendships. For those who will read this, we want you to know that our mother was the most giving, unselfish lady; She thought of others before herself with great generosity. With an abundance of Love, We send her to the next life with her favorite box of Sees candy. Her family profoundly gives thanks to her Hospice caregivers, Cheryl, Elaine, Kelly, and Will Gavin, and The Odessey House staff. We also wish to thank the Maranatha Board and Care Facility, Sedona House. The caregivers, Aiesha, Desiree, Yolanda, Lynn and Maggie have provided a caring environment for Helen these past 5 months. There will be a celebration of her life at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Ramon Rd. and DaVall, on Monday December 13 at 11:30am. Internment will be at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana Calif. on Saturday December 18 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, just remember Helen when you eat a piece of chocolate. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit



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Henry Ines Gardner

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.



Herman John Groves

Groves, Herman John September 21, 1927 - December 5, 2010 Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Passed away peacefully with his family at his side in Laguna Woods, California. Herman was a Navy veteran, and a writer and producer for film and television, and wrote scripts for favorite shows such as "Bewitched," "Fantasy Island," and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color." He is survived by his sons Brian and Kevin, and daughters Allison, Kimberly, Kathleen, and Stephanie, 16 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial celebration will be held on December 13th at 11 a.m. at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler Street, Costa Mesa, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Imagine Foundation, P.O. Box 9577, Newport Beach, California, 92658.



Hilda M. Cooper

Hilda M. Cooper, 80, of Ventura, passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 8, 2010 after having a stroke last week., Hilda was born May 20, 1930 in Hampton, Va., and was a Ventura resident for the past 43 years coming from Phoenix, Ariz. Hilda was married to her beloved husband Joe Cooper for 30 years prior to his passing away on July 4, 1982. She and he husband owned and operated convenience stores in Port Hueneme and Ventura including J and H Market on Pettit Avenue in Ventura. Hilda was also a sales clerk for many years at the Livery Book and News in downtown where she met many people and became friends with her customers., Hilda was an avid knitter and crotcheter. Over the years Hilda made hundreds of afgans that she would donate to childrens' hospital and would also make them for her friends. Hilda became an active volunteer at the Christopher House in Ventura and many AIDS projects also. Hilda loved to work in her yard doing gardening and raising flowers., Hilda is survived by her daughter, Margaret Lorraine Dausman of Ventura; son, Joseph Cooper of New Mexico; grandchildren, Jack and wife Cam, Tammie and husband Bill, Joey and wife Dee, Tommy, Barbie, Jennifer, and Matthew; and six great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, please honor Hilda with a donation to your favorite charity., Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura. Burial will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura. Hilda was entrusted to the care of the family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura; 643-8623. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.




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Irving Albert Schroeder

March 1935- November 2010 Irving "Irv" Schroeder died Tuesday, November 30th at his home in Briceland with his wife Freia at his side after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Irv was born March 31, 1935 in Stockton, California to Karl and Merle Schroeder, the middle child with an older brother and younger sister. After finishing high school in Stockton, Irv attended U.C. Berkeley and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Civil engineering. After a one year stint with a private firm, Irv went to work for the Bridge Department, Division of Structure of Cal Trans, where he remained for over 36 years, retiring in 1993. Irv married right out of college and has three daughters from that union. During the 1964 flood, Cal Trans transferred Irv to the Southern Humboldt area, and he bought the mill flat in Briceland in 1966. He met and married the love of his life, Freia, in 1970 and completed their homestead/home in Briceland. During his time in Humboldt with Cal Trans District 1, Irv engineered and worked on a number of familiar bridges, including the Dean Creek bridge and ramps, the Sprowel Creek Road Artwork on the side of the 101 freeway by Garberville, the Mendocino/Humboldt County Line bridge, the double crossing bridges south of Piercy, the Twin Trees-Smith Point bridge, the Jitney Gulch stabilization after the 1986 flood, and many other projects in Mendocino County and north to the Oregon border. He volunteered his engineering skills in the early 1970's to engineer the truss bearings for the Beginnings Octagon circular roof plate. He spent many hours working with old heavy equipment, restored a vintage fire truck, and built his home and outbuildings in Briceland. Irv obtained his pilot's license in the 1960s and built a private airstrip and hangar. Irv is survived and deeply missed by his wife Freia, his three daughters, Barbara Schroeder of Sacramento, Carol Granas of Monte Sereno, and Janet Peiker of Chandler, Arizona; his sister Claire Bifano of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 7 grandchildren, and many good friends. He now joins his parents, and older brother Karl A private memorial service is being planned. Contributions in Irv's memory may be made to Heart of Redwoods Hospice, 464 Maple Lane, Garberville, 95542; or the Briceland Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1249, Redway, 95560. Please sign the guest book at



Isaac Allen Cooper

Isaac Allen Cooper, 80, of Suisun, died on Dec. 5., He was born on June 21, 1930., A visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home., A funeral will be held on Monday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1735 Enterprise Drive, No. 3, Fairfield, followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon., Arrangements are by Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 425-1041,,




Ontario, CA passed away December 7, 2010. He was born in Bokchito, OK on April 22, 1932; the eighth child of John and Agnes Powell. In 1943 his family moved to Hemet, CA where he attended Hemet schools through grade ten. He completed his last two years of high school in Bothell, WA, and in 1951 returned to Southern California and attended Chaffey College located in Ontario until his education was interrupted by the



J.W. Sherman

J.W. Sherman, 90, of Indio, Calif. passed away November 25, 2010. He was born December 27, 1919 to Jessie Orville Sherman and Virginia Mae Sherman in Coalgate, Okla. He married Hazelle Armstrong on December 2, 1941. He was a land surveyer for many years; was the Estate Manager for Walter Annenberg's Sunnylands for ten years; and construction manager for the Bob Hope residence. He retired in 1979. J.W. served as an elder of the Church of Christ for many years and was a minister during most of his retirement in Oregon. J.W. is survived by his sons, Jerry Wayne Sherman (wife, Lois) of Indio and Ronald D. Sherman (wife, Sheila) of Canyon Country, Calif.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazelle Sherman in 2003; two brothers, Delbert and Orvial Sherman; and sister, Jewel Love. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on December 11, 2010 at the Indio Church of Christ, 45-745 Deglet Noor, Indio CA 92201. Internment took place on December 4, 2010 at Riddle Cemetery in Riddle, Ore. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Church of Christ in Indio.




JULSON, JAMES GEORGE James George Julson died December 4, 2010 at the age of 74, at his home in Sisters, Oregon. Jim was born and raised in San Diego, California and went to Hoover High. Soon after he became involved in drag racing at Paradise Mesa drag strip. Little did he know that racing would be a huge part of his life. In 1955, he would meet the love of his life, Lucille, and they wed a year later and have two children, Mike and Sharon. He worked for 22 years at North Island Naval Station. In 1975, he founded Jimco Racing Products and built off-road race cars until he retired in 1990. Whether it was a race car, custom boat or Jim and Lucy's dream home in Oregon, Jim did it all with his own two hands. Up to the time of his death he was always building something either furniture for the house or a dining room table for one of the kids. He loved his kids and grandchildren more than life itself. Over the years, he rode dirt bikes, raced cars, played golf, loved to fish and traveling with Lucy anywhere and everywhere. He is survived by his wife Lucille, his son Mike and wife Jan, his daughter Sharon and husband Dave Collins, his father Lyle Julson, his grandchildren Christine, Jimmy, Tiffany, Tim, Matt, and Lauren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services are pending.




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DAVIS, JULIE INEZ June 15,1958 to December 7, 2010 Julie, of El Cajon, passed away on December 7th in San Diego at the age of 52. Julie was born in Charlotte, N. Carolina to Otis and Florence (Jackson) Workman. Survived by her parents of Irvine, loving husband Tom of El Cajon, sister Janice (Mark) Cutri of Tustin, brother Mark of S. Jordan, Utah, and niece Melissa (Manny) Viramontes of Santa Ana, and Melissa's children Audrey, Leila and Sammy Heffern. Graduated with a degree in engineering from Cal State Fullerton in 1981, worked for Bechtel and the County of San Diego. A beautiful, innocent, fragile spirit has left us far too early. Julie was loved, cherished and adored by everyone who knew her. A public memorial service will be held at San Carlos United Methodist Church, 6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego, CA, on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Private service at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tax deductible donation in Julie's name to Disabled American Veterans at



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James Bennett

James Michael Bennett, aka "Mike" Was born on May 24,1940 in Santa Cruz, California, to Herman Bennett and Lola Bennett (Miller). He died peacefully at his home in Alameda, California on December 5, 2010. He leaves behind three daughters, Sarah K. Bennett, Alice Mae Bennett and Michele Chavez, two sons, Ryan T. Bennett and David Jamieson, and their mothers. He also leaves his mother Lola Bennett, sister Lynne Bennett, niece Megan Day and her children Ella and Addison, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren in Texas. Mike spent most of his childhood in Alameda, and at various points resided in Watsonville, Sacramento, Chico, Berkeley, San Francisco, Healdsburg, Los Angeles, Oakland and Santa Rosa and Bangor, California. Mike was in many ways a "jack of all trades." He worked in real estate, owned and operated a small bookstore and print shop in Berkeley, held an AA degree from Santa Rosa JC in agriculture and worked as a vineyard manager in the Santa Rosa area. In addition, he worked in Los Angeles at An Claidheamh Soluis, a Celtic arts center where he promoted theater productions, and was also employed by the City of Berkeley as an assistant mental health clinician for the Homeless Outreach Team. His proudest accomplishment was his career as a drug and alcohol counselor at the Sonoma County jail where he used his life experiences and generous nature to help others. Long known as a radical thinker and an "outside agitator", he was involved with the 1960's Berkeley Free Speech Movement, United Farm Workers, and the movement against the Vietnam War. He was enthusiastic about Irish culture, literature, music and history, wholeheartedly supporting an end to British rule in Northern Ireland. Always a champion of the underdog and of the working class, he was a brilliant, charming, and spirited man. Though we will miss him terribly, we will carry his spirit within us, and are at peace knowing that he lived and died on his own terms. In the words of Dylan Thomas: "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light". We love you, JMB. Memorial services are being planned. Please email the family for more information at Donations in his memory can be made to The ARA First Step Home at or 1035 Haight St., SF CA 94117, c/o Dan Tobin, Executive Director.



James Franco (Featured)

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



James William "Jim" Sylvia

. While in the Army, Jim had the opportunity to play Army football. Shortly after Jim's entry in the Army, the U.S. Army formed a new special forces unit, and six months later Jim joined it. In doing so he became one of 700 men that became the original Special Operations Forces, later know as the Green Berets. After his service in the military, Jim attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he played center on their football team and graduated with a degree in Physical Education. While attending college in Santa Barbara, Jim began life guarding and surfing at Carpinteria Beach. He continued life guarding at Stinson Beach in Marin County until 1972. As an early surf pioneer, he was the first to surf Wood Beach in Marin County, and later at the South Jetty in Humboldt County. While attending UC Santa Barbara, Jim met a young lady named Joan Zurcher. Jim and Joan were married in August of 1956, and spent the next 54 years together as husband and wife. Jim went on to attend San Francisco State University where he received a Master of Science degree in Health Education. While attending San Francisco State, Jim had the opportunity to wrestle at the San Francisco Olympic Club, where he was proud to have been fodder for many Olympians. It was through this participation that he learned the sport of wrestling. After graduating from San Francisco State, Jim got a teaching job at Flowery Elementary School in Sonoma and coached football at Sonoma High School. He then got a teaching job at Santa Rosa Junior College and coached football. In 1965 when College of the Redwoods was established, Jim became one of the original faculty members and taught and coached until he retired in 1997. Jim coached football, wrestling, and other sports. Jim started the College of the Redwoods wrestling program in 1966 and coached the team until 1978. Jim's teams captured five Golden Valley Conference dual meet championships. Jim was named Golden Valley Conference Coach of the Year four times. The athletes that Jim coached were very special to him and many have remained close friends. Jim was inducted into the College of the Redwoods Hall of Fame as a wrestling coach in 2004, and later as a member of the 1968 football team in 2008. In 2009, Jim received a Lifetime Service Award for his contributions to wrestling in the California Wrestling Hall of Fame. Jim always had an interest in the Japanese Samari and had the opportunity to stay in Japan where he earned a first degree black belt in the sword arts of Kendo. He went on to earn a third degree black belt in Kendo and a fourth degree black belt in the Japanese sword arts of Iaido. During his study of the Japanese sword arts, Jim traveled to Japan many times, as well as other European countries. Jim was also the leader for six U.S. Japan cultural exchange wrestling teams that competed throughout Japan. During his travels, Jim enjoyed and cherished the many friendships he made. During his retirement, Jim enjoyed watching and supporting College of the Redwoods athletics, as well as his grandchildren's sporting events. Jim was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. You are invited to join family and friends celebrating Jim's life January 15, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at the Eureka Public Marina Wharfinger Building, #1 Marina Way, in Eureka. Care is under the care of Pierce Mortuary. Condolences may be left at



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Janice Merrill Coates

JANICE MERRILL COATES JUN 26, 1931 - DEC 4, 2010 Janice Merrill Coates left us peacefully on December 4,2010 after a brief illness. Janice was born to the late Lyndall and Dorothy Merrill in Modesto, California. Janice attended Modesto High School and University of the Pacific. She was was a member of Delta Delta sorority, Omega Nu, past president McHenry Museum Guild, McHenry Mansion board member, and Del Rio Country Club. Janice loved to travel with her husband of 61 years Bill, playing bridge, was a voracious reader, loved the piano and music, and enjoyed the company of her family and many friends. Janice had a great love of life and was a great friend to everyone. Summers were spent at her parent's home in Rio Del Mar with her husband and children. The telephone was her main line of communication and made her daily calls to her family and friends. Janice had a great sense of humor and wit. Janice is survived by her husband Bill Sr., daughter Laurie Coates of Stockton and son Bill Jr. (Karen) of Modesto. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Matt McNelis (Laura) of Modesto, Brent McNelis (Andrea) of San Diego, Jenna Coates of Modesto, Jordan Coates of Stockton, and Austen Coates Lamke of Los Angeles. She also leaves behind two great grandchildren, Dylan Lindsey of Stockton and Olivia McNelis of Modesto, a brother Robert Merrill (Marcia) of Stockton and two nephews and their families. A memorial will be held at a later date.



Jean O'Donnell

Jean Evelyn Boysen O'Donnell At rest December 5, 2010, after a courageous battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Jean, the second of four children of Clarence C. and Lola M. Boysen of Two Rock, CA, was born on December 23, 1924 in Petaluma General Hospital. Jean attended Walker Elementary School and graduated from Petaluma High School in 1942. She moved to San Francisco, where she attended Grace Ball Secretarial School and worked as a secretary at Matson Navigation Co.; Ross L. Perkins, CPA; Douglas T. Sterling Co.; Littler, Coakley & Lauritzen, Attorneys at Law; and Lillick, Geary, Olson, Adams & Charles, Attorneys at Law. During World War II, Jean volunteered at Letterman Hospital, The Stage Door Canteen, The Officers' Club, and The Red Cross. On June 5, 1949, Jean married the late attorney John Baldwin O'Donnell at St. Brigid's Church, and they enjoyed 56 years together until John's death in 2005. She moved to The Sequoias upon his death. They had three loving daughters who survive them: Kathleen Buys of Bermuda Dunes, CA; Susan Davenport (Thomas) of San Francisco, and Michele Holbrook (Dennis) of East Aurora, NY. Jean also leaves nine grandchildren: Eric Giles, Tara Lombardelli, Alisa Giles, Amy Hays, Emily Davenport, Ryan Holbrook, Jessica Holbrook, Ashley Holbrook, and Erin Holbrook, as well as seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her older sister Betty Altuvilla, and is also survived by her brother, John Boysen of Rocklin, and sister, Helen Graham of Petaluma. Jean volunteered for many years for such groups as The Golden Gate Kindergarten Auxiliary, the Auxiliary and Board of Directors of The Florence Crittenden Home, and the Auxiliary and various committees of the de Young Museum. Her involvement with the de Young was a particular pleasure, and she was a long-time member of the Flower Committee and the New Docent Programs Committee. She also took oil painting lessons there from Charles Lindstrom, and that past-time gave her many hours of pleasure. She was also a long-time member of The San Francisco Garden Club, The Century Club of San Francisco, and The Francisca Club. Jean's beautiful smile was unforgettable. Her impeccable style, elegance, honesty, integrity, and work ethic pervaded everything she did. She loved to travel, and she was a fabulous cook, a gracious hostess, a devoted friend, and loving matriarch. Although modest about her own considerable artistic talent, she was an unabashed patron of the arts. Her love of and skill with plants and flowers manifested themselves in an impressive garden she maintained at the family home in West Clay Park. A private burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough Street at Geary Blvd., San Francisco at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 13, 2010. A reception will follow at The Century Club, 1355 Franklin Street at Sutter, San Francisco. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts in Jean's name be sent to the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, McLaren Lodge - Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, or to the charity of your choice.



Jeanette Jacobs Tobin

Jeanette Jacobs Tobin Resident of San Jose August 8, 1919-Dec. 5, 2010 Originally from the Boston area, devoted widow of Mitchel Tobin, mother of Beverly and Donald Zeman, Robert and Ellen Tobin, Philip and Roseann Tobin; grandmother of Deanna and Steven Taubman, Ethan and Karen Tobin, Daniel and Stacy Tobin, Danielle and Josh Schwartz; great-grandmother of Miquelle, Elise and Bennett Taubman, and Mia and Mitchel Tobin. Jeanette passed away at her home in San Jose, surrounded by her loving family and Helen Yue, her loving and devoted caregiver. Jeanette helped found and worked in the family business, Industrial Wiper & Supply, Inc. until the age of 90 years old. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 7, 2010. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Congregation Sinai, Willowbrae Ave, SJ 95125, or the National M.S. Society.



Jeff Davies

Davies, Jeff Jeff Davies, 59, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., died Monday, Dec. 6, of complications from Frontal Temporal Dementia and Parkinson's Plus. He was the husband of Marie Davies, his soul mate of over 40 years. He had been employed as a plumber by Sony Studios since moving to California in 1981, including several years as head of the company's plumbing department. He was a son of Betty (Morris) Davies of Tamaqua and the late John Davies, who died in 2008. A lifelong member of the plumbers' union, he also served as president of Local 78 in Los Angeles. He and his wife loved to travel, visiting numerous places in the United States and around the world. He also loved music, art, nature, cooking and gardening. He was known for his great sense of humor, which developed early in life and continued throughout his life. Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are a son, Josh Davies of San Jose, Calif.; a sister Beth, wife of John Lattanzi; and a brother, Johnathan Davies, and his wife, Deborah. Jeff chose to have his ashes scattered in California's Big Sur Coast in lieu of services.



Jess Garcia

Jess Garcia died at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 surrounded by family following surgery complications. He was 75 years old., Jess, known to friends and family as "Chugey," was born Jan. 19, 1935. He was born on Santa Rosa Ranch in Camarillo and was raised in Oxnard. His parents were Bonifacio and Ruth Garcia of Oxnard. He worked for Schreiner Farm Equipment and H Cattle Company until he retired in 1998., He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonafacio and Ruth, and brothers, Guadalupe and Mike Garcia., Jess is survived by his wife of 55 years, Delfina Garcia; his four children: Cyndi Davis (Larry), Julie Davis (Kendall), Richard Garcia (Penny), and Patsy Garcia (Steve Del Real); grandchildren: Christine, Dianne, Stephanie, Brian, Roxanne, Kenny, Ricky, Keith, Nicole, Edward and Patrick; great-grandchildren: Dylan and Brian. Our family will be blessed with two new births in the coming year that will carry on "Papa's" spirit that lives within each one of us. He is also survived by brothers, Augustine Garcia, and John Garcia, and sisters, Lupe Guzman and Mary Hakes., Jess was passionate about traveling on the Amtrak lines to Seattle, Washington, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Florida and Chicago. He spent time watching the History, Discovery and National Geographic Channels. He loved Country Music, and his passion was gardening and tending to his orange trees., Special thanks to the fourth floor nursing staff and the CCU and ICU ward of Community Memorial Hospital for the compassion and professionalism you extended to our family., A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oxnard followed by a burial service at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery.



Jessie Goodner

Jessie Goodner was born January 25, 1928 in Alderpoint, CA to Michael and Flora Anzini and passed away on October 8, 2010 in Eureka, CA at the age of 82. Jessie is survived by her two children Rita Chism and Ralph Goodner, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.She was proceeded in death by her husband Charles. The family held private burial services at Rohnerville I.O.O.F cemetery.They would like to especially thank Judy Goldman and everyone that gave support during Jessie's time of illness and after her loss. Please sign the guest book at



Jesuina Soares

Jesuina M. Soares Resident of Los Banos, CA In Los Banos, CA, December 7, 2010. She was born in 1913 in Faial, Azores. Married to the late Virgilio Soares. Immigrated to San Jose, California in 1968. Loving mother of Leo Soares of Hollister, Jos‚ Soares and Maria Vargas, Olimpia Mendon‡a, Judy Goulart and Mario Soares of San Jose, Lino Soares of Los Banos, Avelino and Lucia Soares of Portugal, Concei‡ão Carepa, Maria Palmira Dutra, and Antonio Soares of the Azores, and the late Maria Higashi, Herculano and L£cia Maria Soares. She is survived by her sister Celestina Andrade in New Jersey. Jesuina leaves a large legacy of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at DARLING FISCHER GARDEN CHAPEL, 471 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA. There will also be a visitation at 6:00 PM with a Vigil and Mass Celebration beginning at 7:00 PM at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA. Interment will be Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Clara, CA. Arrangements by DARLING FISCHER GARDEN CHAPEL, San Jose, CA.



Jewel (Thorpe) Chenoweth

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.



Jimmie Nell Carden

Saturday, December 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

Mrs. Jimmie Nell Carden, 82, of Napa, died peacefully at home Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.



Jimmy "BUD" Bustamante

Jimmy Bustamante born on 03-30-1959 passed away on 12-01-2010., Services will be held in Lemoore, CA at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, December 10th. Burial will be held Saturday, December 11TH at 9 a.m., Jimmy is survived by his wife, Loretta Harvill Bustamante; daughter and son-in law, Sonia and Arthur, son and daughter in-law, J.J and Olivia, son and daughter in-law, Juanie and Jennifer. He is also survived by special family members Joanie and Poncho. Jimmy had 17 grandkids who he loved. Surviving sisters are Josie, Lilly, Sally, Tola, Alice. Brothers are Sonny and Bobby. Jimmy left numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends., Jimmy was a truck driver for 30 years. He loved his trucks. He enjoyed telling jokes, and was one heck of a story teller., Jimmy is loved and will be missed by all who knew him. KEEP ON TRUCKIN JIMMY! "DAMMIT"



Joan Naughten

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Joanne Slack

Joanne B. Slack, 69, died at home with members of her family around her. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Marjorie Schleth and her great-grandson Aaron Jordan La Rue. She is survived by her brother Fred (Dorothy); her children Paul (Monica), Audra (Kirk), and Erin (Tom); her grandchildren Jeremy, Jordan (AJ), and Carson; and her faithful and loving companion for 13 years, Luke. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Seventh-day Adventist Church, 840 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, CA.



Jodi Doryce Allsop

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



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Joe Heathcote

The world lost a wonderful man named Joe Heathcote, age 62, of Jacksboro, Texas on Dec. 7, 2010 in Witchita Falls, Texas., Visitation for Mr. Heathcote took place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by family and friends., Mr. Heathcote was born June 13, 1948 in Inglewood, Calif. He was the son of the late Donald Isaac and Inid Yvonne Fowles Heathcote. He was a retired civil engineer for the United States Navy. He also served in the United States Air Force. Memorials may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans., He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by son, Richard Heathcote, and daughter, Joanne Heathcote, both of Jacksboro; sister, Betty Ricks of Preston, Idaho; brothers, Donnie Heathcote of Utah, and Jim Heathcote of Oxnard; and grandson, Eian Brown of Oxnard., Visit to leave online tributes.



Joel Denk

Joe Denk, 71, a 48-year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away suddenly on December 6, 2010. Denk, a retired aerospace engineer, worked at Honeywell where he was a prolific inventor and part of the team that designed the Lunar Rover Module. Denk was born in Budapest, Hungary, May 2,1939. He was a freedom fighter during the Hungarian Revolution. At age 17 he escaped and came to the United States where he was proud to become an American citizen. His education included a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from USC. He was also a member of the Naval Air Reserves. Denk, who competed in water polo in the Senior Olympics, was the ultimate outdoors man - a spear fisherman, diver, tennis player, surfer, skier, water polo competitor, beach volleyball player and an aerobatic pilot who often did air shows for friends. Denk is survived by his wife, Barbara (Gidget) Jacobson-Denk with whom he spent 44 wonderful years and by many, many friends who will miss him dearly. The couple was a longtime fixture south of the Manhattan Beach pier as part of the "Wall People". Denk will be missed but his friends will take comfort in the fact that he lived life to the fullest on his own terms. Denk also is survived by family in Hungary. A celebration of Denk's life is planned for January 15, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be to the US Olympic Water Polo team or the charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book at



John Bennitt

John H. Bennitt, M.D. Resident of Los Altos Nov. 16, 1941 - Nov. 28, 2010 John passed away peacefully at home with his wife Irene by his side. John embraced each day, living life to its fullest, and always said he'd had 'a good life, no regrets'. John was born in Stockton, CA to George and Evalyn Bennitt. He was a member of the first graduating class of Stagg High, in 1959 and graduated from Stanford in 1964, where he was a member of the DKE fraternity. He received his degree in Medicine at the University of California San Francisco in 1968 (but was always loyal to Stanford!). He was a Captain in the Army, serving as a flight surgeon for two years in Fort Rucker, AL, during the Vietnam War. He completed his Internship and Residency in Ob/Gyn at Harbor General in Los Angeles, CA. John could be found at his practice, Altos Oaks Medical Group, delivering babies at El Camino Hospital until retirement in 2008. Over his 35 years John would say he'd delivered "thousands" of babies, but he always expressed his fortune at having a job he loved that it never felt like work. As a boy John loved water-skiing on the Stockton delta sloughs with friends. He always had a strong work ethic and very competitive spirit and will to win...especially at tennis! Someone able to beat him at dominoes or Trivial Pursuit would likely have to endure more games until John too was victorious, which then prompted 'a victory dance'. He enjoyed skiing, scuba diving, golf, reading, the Oakland Raiders, shared many weekends in the video arcades with his children and had a reputation as 'the one to watch' during Fourth of July fireworks on the beach of the Russian River where he spent his childhood summers. John was a lover of great Napa Cabernets and enjoyed sharing a glass of his finest bottles with all. He appreciated the Fine Arts, jewelry, and traveling the world over from the time he was a young boy, exploring six continents with his wife, family and friends. John was a gentleman of quiet humility, generosity and, above all, fairness. His warm presence, cheerful grin and gracious heart is what we will miss the most. He impressed upon people that one's legacy lives on through their family - children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Irene, his two children, Wendy Sylvester (David) and Christopher Bennitt (Gro), five grandchildren, Aeven, Holyn, Jack, Naia and Jens, his brother, Robert Bennitt (Linda), many nephews/nieces and extended family. With his passing the mold truly has been broken and he will be missed by those he loved, worked with, doctored and delivered. Thank you to the amazing people who have supported and cared for John the last 3 years. Those wishing to memorialize John are encouraged to make a contribution to the NIH Clinical Center's "Patient Emergency Fund" in John's name. Donations to help patients & their families in financial need may be sent to Friends of the Clinical Center, P.O. Box 340139, Bethesda, MD 20827, or made at Family will announce a Celebration of Life to toast John, and memorialize his larger-than-life personality and oft-cited motto: virtue is its own reward.



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John Wilson Breckenridge

Passed away December 4, 2010 from lung cancer. Born in 1920 in Lincoln Nebraska John enjoyed gardening and sharing his experiences serving his country in, . John served four years as a Merchant Marine during World War II in all theatres of the war and was a member of the American Merchant Marine Veterans and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife Wanda; son John, daughter Judy Collier, step-son Floyd Slocum; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will not be a service. Memorial contributions may be made to Sutter VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1110 North Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.



Jones, David Leon

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM

David Leon Jones Resident of Hayward, CA Beloved husband, father, son, brother, nephew, uncle and generous friend, passed away suddenly at home on Nov. ..... 



Joseph Oscar Mathewson Jr.

Joseph Oscar Mathewson, Jr. 86, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2010 in Sonoma, CA with his family by his side. Joseph was born on April 9, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia to Joseph Oscar and Eleanor Mathewson. He was a graduate of Mission High School in San Francisco with the Class of 1942 and was a veteran of WWII with the United States Navy. Joseph belonged to the San Francisco Masonic Temple, was a member of the Richardson Bay Yacht Club, and was an avid golfer at Northwood Golf Course in Monte Rio. For a number of years, he was the South San Francisco Planning Commissioner who also had a fondness for planes and flight simulators. To show his support to his grandchildren, A.J. and Katie, Joe was a dedicated fan and regular supporter of the Valley of the Moon Little League and the Blue Jays baseball team, and also the Sonoma Valley Girl's Softball League. Once of his greatest passions was his annual trip to Maui with his wife Barbara. Joseph is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Sheldon Mathewson, of Sonoma; his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Joe Vitorelo, of Sonoma; and his grandchildren Katherine Ann "Katie" and Anthony Joseph "A.J." Vitorelo. A celebration of his life is being planned for a later date at his daughter Sandy's residence. Memorial donations in Joseph's honor can be made to the, , c/o Sonoma County Unit, 1451 Guerneville Road, Suite 220, Santa Rosa, California 95403. For further information, please call Duggan's Mission Chapel (525 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 94576) at (707) 996-3655 or visit



Joyce Cary Kinunen

Passed away peacefully at home in Santa Rosa, California, on December 3, 2010, surrounded by family. A woman of varied talents and a deep commitment to family and friends, Joyce maintained her unique brand of humor, a zest for clever expression and an abiding interest in family and friends, even as she struggled through illness in later years. Born to Louis Forrest Cary and Frances (Ervin) Cary in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in 1929, and a graduate of Carleton College, Joyce spent her early professional life as a journalist in Minnesota and in San Francisco. In 1959, she married Helmer Kinunen, who would be her life partner for 51 years. Together, they raised two sons and began retail businesses in Walnut Creek, San Francisco and, most recently, they were the proprietors of the Deck The Walls franchise in Santa Rosa Plaza from 1984 to 1994. Joyce's vivacious spirit, her indomitable wit, her bent for the literary and historical, and the intense interest she held in the activities of family and friends are the ways she has left her enchanting mark on our lives. She is survived by her loving husband, Helmer (Santa Rosa); sons Paul (Occidental) and Eric (Sacramento); daughter-in-law Sheila Denton (Occidental); grandsons Morgan and Samuel; and numerous nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents and sisters Mary Cary Teague and Nell Cary Sather. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held on December 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Woods Conference Center, 6510 Bohemian Highway, Occidental, CA. The family suggests that memorial gifts be directed to Memorial Hospice of Santa Rosa or the Joyce Cary Kinunen Memorial Fund at Westminster Woods.



Juan Manuel "Manny" Ruiz Ortega

Manny, age 50, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, surrounded by his loving family following a brave and courageous battle with cancer., He was born in Benito Juarez, Zacatecas, Mexico on Oct. 5, 1960 to Francisco and Antonia Ruiz, and relocated to California in 1982. He was proud to become a U.S. Citizen in 2000 and during elections always asked "did you vote yet?" Manny was a loving husband and adoring father. He was a dedicated, loyal and hard worker and will be deeply missed at Pacific Manufacturing where he worked a total of 24 years., If you needed someone to help, Manny was the guy to ask. Feisty and stubborn, he thought he was always right and would effectively argue the point to prove it. He was a man full of life. He loved his big family and, though miles separated some of them, he always kept in touch., Manny is survived by his wife, Herminia; daughter, Guadalupe, 12; mother, Antonia; father, Francisco; brothers, Samuel, Jesus and Benjamin; sisters, Carmela and Virginia; as well as 14 nieces and nephews and one great-nephew., Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m., at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel in Oxnard. A Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Mary Star of the Sea Church in Oxnard., For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" St., Oxnard. For further information please call 486-9148.



Juli Entwistle

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



Julia Guerrero Esmeralda

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Julia Huber

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



Julie Adamson

ADAMSON-Julie Adamson, was born on May 22, 1939 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. She has been a Pasadena resident all her life. She attended San Rafael Elementary School, Mc Kinley Jr. High and Pasadena High School. She later attended PCC and 



Karen Ann Hayes

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



Kathleen Isabel Ashdown

Kathleen was born on August 6, 1920 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada to Ada and William Crosbie. On December 3, Kathleen was reunited in Heaven with the love of her life, Robert E. Ashdown. Kathleen lived a full and eventful life., Born in Canada, she moved to Los Angeles with her family and graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1938. After high school, she worked for Barker Brothers Furniture store where she met her husband, Robert Ashdown. They eventually married and had their only child, Donna Jeanne. Kathleen was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend., A highlight in her life was the time she spent working for Mrs. Frank Rogers Seaver as her personal assistant. For more than thirty years, this position allowed her the opportunity to help organize philanthropic gifts to institutions such as Seaver College of Pepperdine University, Pomona College, and the University of Southern California. Upon retiring, Kathleen moved to Westlake Village from Inglewood, Calif. in order to spend more time with her daughter and her family. Time spent with Donna and John, her three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren brought immense joy. Kathleen will be most remembered for her joyous spirit., She lived life to the fullest and found the best in every situation. Kathleen left an impression on all she came in contact with. The sparkle from her eyes and radiant smile warmed the hearts of all. Kathleen leaves behind a legacy of love for her family and friends., Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Ada and William, her husband Robert, and her five siblings., She is survived by her daughter, Donna and son-in-law John Scott, her grandchildren Heather Gilbert (Brian), Hilary Corbin (Casey), and Holly Aiken (Damon), eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews., A celebration of Kathleen's life will take place at 12 noon on Monday, December 13 in the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.



Keith Louis Harris

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.



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 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 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 E. Brigham

Kenneth E. Brigham, 74, of Cottonwood died Thursday at Copper Ridge Care Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466). 



Kenneth M. Langworthy

Langworthy, Kenneth M. August 29, 1971 - December 7, 2010 Loved and missed by friends, brother, sisters, nephews, niece and mom. Memorial service 11:30am Dec. 20, at Redeemer by the Sea, 6600 Black Rail Rd., Carlsbad.




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Larry Gold

Gold, Larry August 12, 1933 - December 8, 2010 Larry, 77, passed away December 8th at his home in Palm Desert, CA. Larry was born in Poland, and raised in Haifa, Israel. In his twenties he relocated to Los Angeles and founded a successful trucking co. He is survived by his wife Elise, son Daniel, three step-sons, Bill, Bruce and Steven, sister Judith, and brother Ari. Larry will be laid to rest in his beloved Haifa, Israel close to his parents on December 14th.



Laureen Penny Franco (In Memoriam)

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Lavonne McLellan Bullis (Featured)

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



Lena T. (Montedonico) Giorgi

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



Lenore D. Pennington

Lenore D. Pennington, 91, of Anderson died Friday at Oak River Rehab in Anderson. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson (365-5466). 



Leonard Brown

Saturday, December 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

Leonard E. Brown, 87, passed away Tuesday at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo.  



Lilyan Krinsky

Lilyan Krinsky, Lilyan Krinsky, 92, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2010, after battling a long illness. Lilyan was born February 4, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, one of four children born to Sarah and Israel Birnberg. As a young child, she and her family moved to Los Angeles and California became Lilyan's permanent home. She attended Los Angeles High School and following graduation began her collegiate experience at, . She decided it was time to get out on her own and transferred to UC Berkley. It was there that she earned her Bachelor's degree and met her future husband, Joe. The two married in 1940. They raised three wonderful children, Deborah, Gary and Nicole. They planted their roots in Santa Maria in 1966. Lilyan was employed in the Orcutt Union School District as a teacher's aide. Lilyan was an avid sports fan, she loved the UCLA Bruins. She was a season ticket holder for many years., She also enjoyed watching "her" Lakers and LA Dodgers. No matter what the sport, Lilyan would watch. Her true passions were her love of animals. She was dedicated to helping animals who needed a home. She was especially fond of her dog Lucy and her cat Smokey. Her love of life was experienced by those who were fortunate enough to have known her. She gave of herself and expected nothing in return. Her energy was a comfort to everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Krinsky, her son Gary, her sisters Clara and Ruth. She is survived by her daughters Deborah Krinsky Watson (Steve Watson, husband), Nicole Krinsky Barker (husband Mark Barker) and four wonderful grandchildren, Sarah Watson Rios (husband Michael Rios), Tom Watson, Michelle Barker and Nicholas Barker and her beloved brother Elliot Birnberg (wife, Gloria Birnberg). She was also so fortunate to have two caregivers Sara and Vivian in her life. They were selfless in their care for her and for that we are forever grateful. Lilyan will be remembered by all as an angel on Earth, touching everyone with her humor, affection and joy. She, A Cryptside service Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3:00 at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Rd., Los Angeles, Ca. 90045, There will be a register book at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary for friends and family to sign., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens



Linda Cromwell

Cromwell, Linda May 31, 1942 - November 24, 2010 Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Linda moved to California as a child and grew up in Palm Springs. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, and became a teacher. Linda taught the children of Los Angeles for over 30 years. Her schools included St. Rose of Lima, Immaculate Heart, Agoura High, and San Fernando Middle School. She taught middle school and high school, and finished her career as a literacy coach for Los Angeles Unified School District. She devoted her life to Catholic spirituality, family, and the children she taught. She is survived by her husband Joseph, and sons John and Robert. Former students, colleagues, friends, and all are welcome to the funeral mass in honor of Linda Cromwell. Services Saturday, December 18 at 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark, Ca. 93021, (805) 529-1397.



Linnea R. Lacy

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Lola Christine Whitton Pugh

Lola Christine Whitton Pugh February 1, 1923- November 23, 2010 Lola Christine Whitton Pugh, born in Wichita, KS to Walter Arthur Whitton and Katherine Elizabeth Landis Whitton, passed away on November 23, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Gary Pugh, Janis Pugh Jacobs, Scott Pugh; six grandchildren; sister, Mollie Carol Whitton Woods; and many nephews and nieces. Chris, passionate for dance and music, was a devoted wife, mother and friend. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the United Methodist Church, 5950 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. Donations may be made in her name to the



Lou M. Lunardi

Lou M. Lunardi, 2/18/1923 - 12/7/2010, Lou Lunardi, beloved wife of Paul J. Lunardi, former mayor of Roseville, Calif., passed away of natural causes on December 7, 2010. She was 87 years old. Her husband also represented this area as a State Assemblyman and State Senator from 1959 to 1966., Lou and Paul joined families in 1973, having met years earlier when she handled his successful State Senate campaign in Nevada County., Mrs. Lunardi was born Lou M. Jones on February 18, 1923 in Columbia, Tennessee. She grew up on a small family farm during the Great Depression. She was an accomplished equestrian with a life-long love of horses., Her passing on December 7, 2010 was peaceful in contrast to her vivid memories of December 7, 1941-Pearl Harbor Day, an event which changed her life. She was a fierce Democrat and great admirer of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She left her small southern hometown in 1942 to work in the Ford Motors defense plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, building B-24 Liberators for the European and South Pacific war theatres. After the war, she settled in California., Lou raised her first family in Grass Valley, Calif. As Lou (Mrs. Richard) Kennedy, she was an icon in community affairs, serving for eight years on the Grass Valley School Board-the first woman ever elected to that office. She served as County Personnel Commissioner, Girl Scout leader, and chaperone for school events. She enjoyed the sisterhood of the local Phi Epsilon Phi Sorority. As a member of the Nevada County Democratic Central Committee, she managed successful state legislative campaigns for both Lunardi and the late Stephen Teale., Lou and Paul married in 1973 and she moved to Roseville to become the matriarch of an extended and loving family including daughters Nancy Lunardi-Seibert, Carol Kennedy, Janet Kennedy Bedrosian, Sally (Spillers) Podesta Bean; and son Richard L. "Skip" Kennedy; sons-in-law Tod Bedrosian, Bob Bean and Dan Podesta; daughter-in-law Roxanne Moger; grandchildren Stephen and Kevin Cline, Katherine and Sean Bedrosian, Holli Jones, Christopher and Nickolaus Lunardi-Seibert, Meghan Kennedy, and Dan (Tony), Paul, and Joseph Podesta; and 15 great- grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Gene Jones of Wasilla, Alaska., Services will be private. The family requests that remembrances be given to the World Wildlife Fund.



Louise Marie Walton

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Lucille Bokosky

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Lucille Jackson

Jackson, Lucille June 8, 1926 - November 30, 2010 Founder of Lucille's Furniture and Jackson's Enterprises. 



Luisa Moscatelli

Luisa Moscatelli In God's care, October 1, 2010. Daughter of the late Amedeo and Assunta Moscatelli. Native San Franciscan and life-long resident of Telegraph Hill. Dear companion of the late Louis Fenton. Retired Fireman's Fund Insurance supervisor. Full of life, joy, and fun. Survived by many relatives. Cherished friend of Lloydine Enmark, and the Aicardi and Antonelli families. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., San Francisco. Entombment private. Memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice.




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SCHNEIBEL, MARTHA I. of La Mesa Mar. 31, 1912 - Dec. 03, 2010 Cryptside Service Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00am Greenwood Mortuary (619) 264-3131 




MR. FERNANDO DE LOS SANTOS, 27, of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 5, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens




MR. JOHN C. VENABLE , 46, resident of Santa Maria, CA., passed away December 8, 2010. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens



Mabel Weeks

Saturday, December 11, 2010 3:00 AM

Mabel F. Weeks, 95, of Lodi, died Dec. 10. She was born in Dennard, Ark. 



Malancha Ghosh

Malancha Ghosh Aug. 30, 1982-Dec. 12, 2009 Riverside 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



Malancha Ghosh (In Memoriam)

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



Margaret E. Wallman

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Margaret Norton

Grandma Margaret Norton 1915-2009 Today we mourn our loss, but celebrate your life of 94 years. Always in our hearts. Your loving grandchildren, Frank and Lori Giuliani P.S. Our S.F. Giants finally did it! 



Marguerite Gordon

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 Trinidad Lopez

Lopez, Maria Trinidad April 24, 1958 - November 27, 2010 Roosevelt Memorial Park. 



Mario Uribe

Mario T. Uribe, Dec. 11, 1918 - Jan. 30, 2007, Dear Dad, Heavenly Birthday! YOU are Happily Remembered...Thank You for the Dimes and Dreams, and so much more. XOX 



Marjorie Orser

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Marvin W. Reno II

Loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away Tuesday December 7, 2010 in Petaluma, CA. He is survived by his wife of 22 years Linda Reno; mother-in-law Alida Hyna; and children Kimberly Lewis, Marvin Reno III, Melissa Kurinsky, and Jason Kurinsky; ten grandchildren: De'jana, Jazmin, Melina, Alexis, Ronnie Jr., Mason, Tyler, Dylan, Jaydon, and Justice; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Marvin worked for Davey Tree Surgery as a devoted foreman for 30 years. Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. Donations can be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma CA 94952. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, (707) 525-3730



Mary Ann Lockwood

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Mary Ann Martyr MacDade

Mary Ann Martyr MacDade Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, Mary Ann Martyr MacDade, departed this world at home in Pebble Beach, CA at 6:55 a.m. December 3, 2010. She was born April 18, 1925 in Fargo, ND. She grew up in Denver, CO and moved to the SF Bay Area in 1947 as a young bride after marrying her true love, Thomas Clark Mac Dade Jr., who predeceased her in 1997. She was 85 years old. She was known for her hospitality, love of people, amazing stamina, and the desire to help others through her volunteer activities. A graduate of Scripps College in Pomona, CA, she was a lifelong learner. She is survived by daughters, Leslie Ann Broz and Mary Beth Powell; son-in-law Franz J. Broz; and granddaughters Kristin Powell, Miranda Broz, Kerry Wilks, and Katie Powell. We especially wish to thank Mom's angel aides who lovingly cared for her: Trish, Lene, Alisi, Julie C., Julie W., Jessica, and Trisha. We are grateful, also, to Stacy for her healing touch that gave mom respite from pain. A memorial service will be held January 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's by-the-Sea, corner of 12th and Central, Pacific Grove, CA. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Hospice of the Central Coast or St. Mary's by-the-Sea. May her Homecoming bring joy to those who have gone on before!



Mary Broyles

Mary Alice Broyles Long time Resident of Redwood City Mary is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey Varnell and Jerry Varnell; her husband, Robert Broyles; and step children, Rita Matthews, Judy Adams, and Rod Broyles. Mary was born on October 23, 1930 in Los Angeles, California to Jack and Dymple Perkins. She was a loving mother and wife with a passion for travel and the social life. As an active member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 60 years she served in many capacities including president. Mary also had her real estate license and was a sales associate for Jones and Associates. She died peacefully at home with her sons at her side on Thursday, December 2nd at the age of 80. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, December 16, 2010 after 5:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Rd., Redwood City. Mary will be laid to rest on Friday, December 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd. , Palo Alto. A celebration of life will follow afterward.



Mary E. Gorman

Mary E. Gorman, age 81, a life long Danbury resident passed away at Bethel Health Care on Saturday Dec. 9, 2010. Mary was the wife of the late Robert C. Gorman. She was born in Danbury February 10, 1929, daughter of the late Patrick and Ellen (Moffett) McCue. Mary was a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1947. She is survived by her sons, Patrick J. Gorman and his wife, Virginia and William F. Gorman and his wife, Joann; a sister, Helena Henion; grandchildren, Kevin Gorman and Maggie Gorman; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Rita Garrecht and Winnie McKeever and brother, Robert E. McCue, Sr. A Mass of ChristianBurial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church Danbury on Monday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery Bethel. Friends will be received in the Green Funeral Home 57 Main St., Danbury on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary's memory may be made to Bethel Health Care Patient Recreation Fund attention Lisa Blumb, 13 Parklawn Dr., Bethel, CT 06801 or Regional Hospice of Western CT 405 Main St., Danbury 06810.



Mary Elizabeth Kelly Baker

On November 22, Mary Elizabeth Kelly Baker died suddenly in her big chair at home at the end of a wonderful day spent with her daughters, Bonnie and Mollie. Recovering from a heart attack suffered on November 17, she had been home for just three days, but felt well enough to get up, eat a terrifi c dinner, and sit laughing and telling stories in her family room. All who knew her believed Mary would never leave us; she was so bright and active and funny, and in spite of her advanced age, she remained forever young., On September 21, 1915, in Spokane, WA, Mary Elizabeth became the eighth of nine children born to Carthage Kelly, originally of Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, and Elizabeth Roche Kelly, born in New York to parents who immigrated from the very same Irish neighborhood in Lismore. The last surviving member of the family, Mary was preceded in death by her siblings Anastasia, Kathleen, Thomas, John, William, Joseph, Edward, and Robert. Celebrating the Kelly clan was a vital aspect of Mary's entire life; she loved all the weddings, wakes, graduations and reunions for her brothers, sisters, in-laws, and three generations of nieces and nephews. Extremely proud of her heritage, Mary's favorite holiday was Saint Patrick's Day, and among her colorful repertoire of jokes, limericks and blessings was her irrefutable claim,"If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!", Mary graduated from Holy Names Academy in Spokane (1936) and then earned her teaching certifi cate from Eastern Washington State College. She held elementary positions in Ewan, Colfax, Mockonema, and Spokane through 1942; after the war and the births of her girls, she taught nearly every grade in her beloved "Little Red School," Endicott Elementary (1952-1966).In the 1960's, Mary returned to college to earn her Masters of Arts degree at Washington State University., Miss Mary Kelly became Mrs. Robert A. Baker in 1940, and the vibrant young couple established quite a reputation on the dance fl oors and softball fi elds of Colfax. Bob enlisted in the U. S., in 1943; fi nding employment in Civilian Personnel, Mary accompanied him to Camp Cook, CA and Camp Adair, OR. When her husband was deployed to Europe, Mary worked in Santa Barbara, CA, and remained there until the war was over. Bob Baker returned from his service in 1945, and in 1946 – leading the great Baby Boom – their fi rst daughter, Bonnie Kathleen, was born. Mollie Eileen made her entrance in 1949, and the family settled in Colfax, WA. Surrounded by relatives from both the Kelly and Baker sides, Bonnie and Mollie thrived in the company of scores of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Refl ecting on her twenty years there, Mary embraced the concept, "It takes a village," where everyone knows everyone and all of the families participate in raising all of the kids. So it was in Colfax!, Mary's enduring passion for golf and bridge began in Washington among diverse groups of people – most of whom remained her lifelong friends. Bob and Mary also pursued the art of ballroom dancing, studying with Arthur Murray Studios and teaching lessons to high school and elementary students throughout Whitman County. Hundreds of eager but somewhat reluctant kids learned to love the fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, swing and bunny hop as presented by the Bakers. The Colfax years afforded Mary many opportunities to hit the stage – sometimes an actress in community productions, sometimes a model in local style shows, and often the musical director of school plays and Camp Fire Girls' programs. She loved to entertain for and perform with family, friends and colleagues; from a well-rehearsed, gaily performed Charleston with her husband, Bob, to a spontaneous late-night, pajama-clad jitterbug or hokey-pokey with her girls, Mollie and Bonnie, Mary celebrated life in all its tones, harmonies, melodies and moods. And celebrations, gatherings and parties were frequent, reunions and holidays always lively and large. Without exception, each occasion began with warm welcomes and broad smiles, erupted into contagious fi ts of laughter, and then crescendoed to a full-throttled Jelly Roll Morten piano boogie, some big band song and dance, raucous jokes and Irish tall tales. At evening's end, surrounded at the piano by her family and friends, Mary would lead all the voices in her lifelong favorite lilting lullaby, "When Irish Eyes are Smiling.", After a painful divorce in 1960, Mary and the girls remained in Colfax for six years. A brief marriage to Harold Huber in 1966 brought her to California, where she secured a teaching position in the Modesto High School English Department. To most, the transition from a small rural K-8 school to a teeming, urban secondary institution would be daunting; the number of students attending Modesto High School exceeded the entire population of Endicott! Mary loved it: the joyous and supportive camaraderie of her colleagues, the energetic and diverse nature of her students, and the challenging literary elements of her curriculum – including favorite authors Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Yeats, and Wordsworth. Mary's friendships forged at Modesto High among teachers, administrators, and staff remained clear and true and utterly cherished until the day she died., Living in California meant almost year-round golf, and Mary took full advantage. She belonged to a number of local clubs and ladies' groups including the Muni-Niners and Escalon Chippers. For over thirty years in Modesto, she appreciated the constant challenge of the course and the friendly competition among her companions. Mary's only real regret about growing older came when she had to give up the sport she loved so dearly and settle for armchair commentary on the televised tournaments. She faithfully followed her favorite golf pros cheering and commiserating as they traveled "from the sublime to the rather unfortunate.", Since playing bridge requires a quick mind and strong memory, Mary excelled at the game. Until November of this year, she played regularly with her MHS Pajarro friends, the Catholic ladies' club, and her mixed couples group. Not only was she a desirable partner for the most fi ercely competitive player, but also an articulate and patient teacher for the enthusiastic beginner. She and her good friend of 44 years, Rita, taught Bonnie and Mollie the intricacies of the game and this was to be passed on to her grandson Josh who shared Mary's love of cards and competition. "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.", While Mary's life in Modesto was full and rewarding, it took on a dazzling new dimension in 1976 when her one and only grandchild was born to Mollie and Bruce Edwards of St. Helena, CA. Josh Kelly Edwards and his grandma became fast friends and traveling companions. Beginning when Josh was only four, he and Mary made annual summer road trips to the great Northwest, visiting relatives and family friends, and exploring the haunts of grandma's youth. From Hayden Lake to Hauser, Colfax to Natatorium Park, the two spirited travelers formed a strong loving bond that was sustained, protected and cherished by both. On March 17, 2011, Josh, Mollie and Bonnie will take a sentimental journey back to Washington, back to her place of birth, back to the Kelly clan. And there, her daughters, grandson, nieces and nephews will celebrate in the Irish tradition: with a wink and an all-knowing nod, a toast will be raised to Mary Kelly Baker on St. Patrick's Day., The doormat leading into Mary's Modesto home reads Céad Míle Fáilte, which in Gaelic means one hundred thousand welcomes. That Irish sentiment perfectly sums up Mary's generosity of spirit. She opened her heart and her door to nearly everyone she met, and she genuinely gave her attention – whether by a hand-written card, a phone call, a well-chosen gift, or her actual presence – to honor each friend's or relative's triumphs and tragedies. It's no wonder Mary's mailbox has been so full lately; it seems she had a hundred thousand admirers., An Irish wake to celebrate Mary's life will be held in late January or early February with notifi cation of time and place published in The Modesto Bee. Donations in her honor may be made to the Modesto Gospel Mission or Endless Possibilities/The Loan Closet. Please share your memories at obituaries or



Mary F. Hernandez

Mary F. Hernandez, born in Moorpark on Dec. 22, 1935, has now gone on to be with her lord. She passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2010, completely surrounded by family., In her professional life she was a nurse at St Johns Hospital, where she retired after 28 years of service and after gaining the respect of patients and co-workers alike due to her hard work and loving bedside manner., But her most important job of all was also a most beautiful gift to us, her family. She was the Matriarch of our family and the glue that brought us and kept us together. She always treated everyone alike- you were loved equally no matter what you had done, present or past, good or bad. She always had her arms, her heart and her home wide open to welcome you in. She cherished life, time spent camping with her family, tending to her meticulous garden and laughing with all. We will all miss her quick wit, her laugh and her smile., Mary was a loving, accepting, hard-working and strong woman that brought inspiration to all she came in contact with. She was the cornerstone of our family and her reach was tremendous. She will be missed by so many family and friends. Words cannot express how fortunate we feel to have had her in our lives and although we will miss her terribly, we can take solace in that she will no longer feel pain. She will live on in our actions as we remember all of the life lessons she taught us and as we strive to live up to the person of high integrity that she always proved to be., She is survived by her daughters, Judy Garcia, (Robert), and Joanne Hernandez; and her sons, Jesse, Daniel and Raymond Hernandez Jr. (Sandra); her sisters, Vina Rodriguez from Fresno and Nancy Lyons from Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Johnny Fuentes from Oxnard; and 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 20 nieces and nephews, 43 great-nieces and nephews and many great-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends., She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Ray Hernandez; her sister, Carmen Tafoya; and her brothers, David, Raymond and Daniel Fuentes., Visitation is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec, 10, with an evening prayer service at 7 p.m., at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 North C Street, Oxnard. A chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, also at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, Oxnard., For maps and directions to all ceremony locations and to sign the family's online guest book, please visit Camino del Sol, Funeral Home & Crematory, A Heritage Life Tribute Center, 200 North C St., Oxnard, is assisting the family with arrangements, 483-3443.



Mary Letitia Chaddick "Toby" Reed

MARY LETITIA TOBY'' CHADDICK REED MAR 24, 1919 - DEC 7, 2010 Mary Letitia Toby'' Chaddick Reed passed away peacefully on December 7, 2010 in Modesto, California, after a brief illness. Toby was born in Plano, Texas, to Hugh and Ruby Gregory Chaddick. On both sides, her family were original Plano settlers, and Toby always considered Plano her true home. Toby lived in Houston, Texas for 40 years, where she attended the Methodist Church and raised her only son, James. She was vivacious and beautiful; she never knew a stranger. Always a Texan at heart, she loved country music, square dancing, and the Dallas Cowboys; she also loved to fish and garden and write letters. She made the best banana cream pie and she was always, always singing. Toby loved nothing more than family, and had lived in Modesto for 17 years to be near James and his family. She was a wonderful grandmother and a devoted mother. Her love of life and her laughter will be sorely missed. Mary is survived by her son, James Bruce Reed II, daughter-in-law Christina Ann Patton Reed, and grandson James Bruce ''Trey'' Reed III (Tyler Winterholler), all of Modesto, California, and granddaughter Kimberlee Michele Reed White (Jonathan White), of Sonora, California. She is also survived by her sister Lillian Mae Chaddick Meeks (Fred Meeks), of Colorado, sister-in-law Dorothy Chaddick, of Plano, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and two brothers. She was the widow of James Bruce Reed, Lawrence Buster'' Bailey, and Jasper Jack'' Haley. Visitation will be at Dicky Ted Funeral Home, 2128 18th Street, Plano, Texas, Thursday, December 16, at 10:00 am, with funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Donations in remembrance of Mary may be made to Alexander Cohen Hospice House (209)578-6380, hospice, , or to Gallo Center for the Arts (209)338-5031,



Mary Liberto Harnish

Mary Liberto Harnish was born July 22, 1909 in Los Angeles, Calif. Her parents came over from Italy, they married and proceeded to have eight daughters and one son. She is survived by her sister, Madaline, who is 104 years old. Mary is also survived by her daughter, Rose Marie Polito; her son-in-law, Tony Mascarin; her grandsons, Joseph Ronald Polito (wife Judi) and Christopher Mascarin; her granddaughters, Jennifer Gaulke (husband Paul), and Marya Kosowski (husband Nick). She has six great-grandchildren, Josselyn, Mackenzie, Mikella, Nicky, Cole and Brody. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Mascarin and her son-in-law, Joe Polito. Her life was one big party. Her zest for life was absolutely what kept her alive for so long. Mary was an active member and Senior Regent of the Moose Lodge for many years. She along with her sisters and brother would feed several hundred people spagetti with meatballs and garlic bread. And in those days, everything was made from scratch. No such thing as frozen meatballs! She moved to Palm Springs to be near her daughter (Roe) at age 91 to pursue her life long ambitions, which were gambling, poker and martinis....She proceeded to make many friends and enjoyed our Cathedral Canyon Country Club. She loved her Bingo on Wednesday nights. We celebrated her 101st birthday luncheon at the club. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. We would like to thank her many friends who were always there for us. Also, many thanks to Hospice; they were fabulous. A special thank you to Graciella Vargas to whom we are most grateful for her wonderful care. She started out as a caregiver and then became her Best Friend. Muchas Gracias! Private services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Calif.



Mary Margaret Blaine

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 .,



Mason L. Fenton

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Mathilde Goy Lopez

Lopez, Mathilde Goy March 16,1906 - December 2, 2010 Mathilde Isabel Goy Lopez, born March 16, 1906, passed away December 2, 2010. She will be laid to rest between her husband, Alfred, who passed in 1956 and their son, Arnold, who died in 1946. Her legacy passes to her two daughters, Henrietta Knapp Lian and Jeanette Phillips, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Mathilde was a loving wife and mother who dedicated herself to raising and educating her children and tending to her large extended family and friends. As a child, Mathilde and her pioneer family lived in the Arizona Territory before it became a State. Her parents would drive across the open desert between the mining town of Superior and Phoenix to visit their children at St. Mary's convent boarding school. They had to replace all of their tires after every trip. The family also lived in California and would journey from Yuma across wooden-planked roads to spend summers on the canal in Venice. To avoid the desert heat, they would stop for water at Palm Springs and for berry pie from Mrs. Knott. When traveling farther north they would often cross San Francisco Bay by ferry. Mathilde was baptized at the Old Plaza Church in Los Angeles. As an active PTA member, Mathilde was a driving force in the original student visits to Saturday morning rehearsals of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. She loved to read and was also a volunteer librarian at her local library. Among the last books she was able to read were the two-volume Lewis and Clarke Expedition. She had a passion for travel, visiting Europe, Mexico and Hawaii several times, as well as the Middle East and China. We are grateful our mother reached a wonderful and remarkable age, able to live independently at her home in Laguna Woods, CA until her final year. Her funeral Mass will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. December 15, 2010. Please pray for the repose of her soul.



Maxine Clayton Burlington

Maxine Clayton Burlington, 92, lifelong resident of Kings County, passed away Dec. 4, 2010, following a brief illness., Maxine was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Dr. William Joseph Burlington., She is survived by her two children, Gwen Zimmerman of Salinas and Bill Burlington of Raleigh, North Carolina; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren., Maxine loved Hanford, often stating she couldn't think of anywhere else she would like to live., Maxine and Bill were blessed by many lifelong friends and fond memories during their lives together., A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date., Remembrances may be sent to the .



Mike Buentiempo

Mike Buentiempo, 1932 – 2010, Mike Buentiempo, loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Guadalupe., Mike was born on May 29, 1932 in Brawley, CA to Miguel G. and Maria Louisa Buentiempo., Mike went to Grammer School in Guadalupe, graduating from Santa Maria High School in 1952. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp and was always proud of his service., Mike lived an exemplary life. He always worked hard for his family and was most happy spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was so very proud of all of them and expected them to do their best and make themselves proud of what they accomplish in life., Mike was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert, his sister Maria Louisa "Licha", his son David Buentiempo and his daughter Allison Bailey., Mike is survived by his brothers whom he loved dearly Carlos and Henry Buentiempo, his wife Jo, his sons Jim (Tracey), Kelly (Maryhelen), Marc (Stephanie) and his daughters Mickey Buentiempo and Pilar Robinson (Pete). 16 grandchildren: Jessie, Jeffery, Cheyenne, Jason, Louie II, Emmett, Jacob, Casey, Max, Travis, Tyler, Monte, Luke, Marissa, Laney and Damon. Nine great grandchildren: Sierra, Zander, Garrett, Jennica, Gavin, Sophia, Starr, Louie III and Lola. As well as many nieces, nephews and friends., Mike will be missed greatly but we are so thankful and privileged to have had him in our lives., Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Cemetery., Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home and Crematory. Sympathy notes and words of support may be expressed at



Milagros Frazier Rodrigues

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

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 Glen

Mildred Elizabeth Glen Resident of Cupertino Feb. 23, 1911-Dec. 08, 2010 Mildred Elizabeth Glen passed away on Wednesday December 8, after a brief illness. She was 99 years old. Mildred was born in Lincoln, NE; one of 9 siblings and the youngest daughter of John and Elizabeth Yost Rohrig. Mildred graduated from high school in 1928 in Lincoln and also attended the University of Nebraska. On Dec. 20, 1931 she married Harry F. Betz of Lincoln, NE and had three children from that union. She married Dr. Archibald Glen in San Jose, CA on Feb. 21, 1982. Mildred moved from Lincoln, NE to Palo Alto, CA in Feb. 1946. She lived in Denver, CO from 1951 to 1954. Late in 1954 she moved back to Santa Clara, CA. She lived in Sydney, Australia with her second husband from 1982 to 1984 when they both returned to San Jose, CA. Mildred is survived by her three children: Mrs. Marilyn McKeon and son-in-law Anthony of Los Gatos, CA, Mrs. Dolores Barron and son-in-law Clayton of San Jose, CA, Mr. Richard Betz and daughter-in-law Sharon also of San Jose, CA. Mildred was the proud grandmother of 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Her brother, Mr. Richard Rohrig, of Hollister, CA, also survives Mildred. Mildred spent her working career in retail sales. Services will be held at 5 PM, Sunday December 12, at the Chapel of the Roses, Oakhill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave. San Jose, CA. Internment will also be held at Oakhill Memorial Park, on Wednesday December 15 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mildred's name to the Sunny View Foundation at 22445 Cupertino Rd. Cupertino, CA 95014. Oak Hill Memorial Park - (408) 297-2447.



Millie H. Petrich

Millie was born in San Francisco, CA on July 19, 1915 and passed away December 6, 2010 at the age of 95 in San Pedro. Her family moved to San Pedro in 1924. Millie graduated from San Pedro High School in 1933. After graduating, she went to work for the F.W. Woolworth Co. Store for several years, then later got married. She was preceded in death by her husband, Borti Sr. after 67 years of marriage. She is survived by her two sons, Borti Jr. (Terri) and Richard Petrich; five grandchildren, Krisi (Andy) Bosnich, Borti Petrich III, Melinda (Mark) Mascola, Lisa, and Angelica Petrich; five great-grandchildren, Drew, Jason, Justin, Max, and Marco; brother-in-law, Joe Petrich; sister-in-law, Mandy Petrich; and many nieces and nephews. Millie was a Den Mother in the Cub Scouts and a YMCA Mother in the YMCA Mother's Club. She was also active on the PTA school board in Dana and San Pedro High Schools and was a volunteer worker at the San Pedro Hospital for many years. Millie was presented with a Red Cross Pin for the volunteer work she did at the American Red Cross. At Millie's request a private graveside service was held at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at



Muriel Haegele

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Naomi Louise (Wilcox) Walton

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Nelly Emma Plaat

Nelly Emma Plaat went to meet her maker on Dec. 7, 2010 as a result of complications from surgery., She was born in Palabuan Ratu, Java, Indonesia. She grew up in Palabuan Ratu and later attended school in Soekaboemi. She married Leendert M. Plaat in 1944 and together they raised six children, traveling frequently between Indonesia and the Netherlands. In 1958 the family moved to the Netherlands for two years while waiting for immigration papers to the United States. In 1960, the family settled in Camarillo and for the following 50 years Nelly moved with her family throughout several cities in Southern California., She was preceded in death by her husband, Leendert, and her son, Cornelius., Her surviving family are her daughters, Helene Alting Siberg, Jeanette Shumacher (Don), Margaretha Plaat (Tom), Hilda Quackenbush (John); her son, Leendert (Lida); and daughter-in-law Judy; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren., Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 in the Chapel of the Hills, located in the main building at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park. A service of remembrance will begin at 11 a.m., with interment in the park to follow., Arrangements are under the direction of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, 2052 Howard Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012; 482-1959. Please visit our website at



Nettie Eagleman

Nettie Eagleman, 85, of Mount Shasta died Thursday at Canyonwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525). 



Newberry, Clyde

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Clyde Newberry Clyde passed away in his home of natural causes on Dec. 6, 2010. His wife, Henrietta, passed away 7 weeks ago, it ..... 



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Opal Fae (Brackett) Boen

Opal Fae Boen, 89, of Hanford, California passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Hanford, California. She was a homemaker., Opal was born in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma on September 9, 1921 to William and Oler Brackett. She married Raymond Boen in Oklahoma on August 31, 1931. They moved to California and in 1949 they moved to Hanford, California. Opal enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking, canning, baking, quilting, sewing and she volunteered many hours at Hacienda Health Care as a hairdresser. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and also volunteered many hours there., She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond in 1974 and by her daughter, Dorothy Jean Foreman on June 4, 1990., Opal leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Leroy Boen and wife Mary Jo of Washington, Ron Boen of Hanford, CA and Alvin Boen and wife, Penny of Visalia; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family., A very special thanks to her niece, Julie Brackett for her love and care to Opal., Visitation will be held at People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St. Hanford, CA on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 4 - 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the Hanford District Cemetery., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty, Hanford, CA (559) 584-5591.



Oskar Huber

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




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HARRINGTON Jr., PAUL F. Paul F. Harrington, Jr., of El Cajon, September 14, 1945 to December 4, 2010. Beloved Father, Brother, and precious Friend to all who knew him, passed into the loving arms of God after a valiant yearlong battle against gastric cancer. Paul was born in Richmond, VA the second of two children to Paul F., Sr. and Ruth M. Harrington. In August 1961, Paul moved to San Diego (SD) and graduated from University of San Diego High School in June 1963. Paul was inducted into the U.S., in 1966, and was sent to Vietnam where he was promoted quickly to Specialist-5 and served in combat zones. Paul received the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Expert in M-14 Weapon Medal, two Over Seas Bars and his active duty ended in June 1968. He returned to SD, but remained on Standby Reserve until Honorable Discharge, June 1972. Paul resumed his education at San Diego State University where he graduated in 1971 with Honors and received a B.S. in Math and Physics, and Minor in Business. During his last semester at SDSU, Paul was offered a position in research at Scripps Institute Research Lab in La Jolla. However, he declined the offer for higher salary as a mechanic at a local auto repair shop, where he later became manager. In 1974 ,Paul was hired as Sr. Development Technician with a nationally known aircraft company, which initiated his technical career spanning 30+ years, and then recently was self-employed in electronics systems and computers. In 1982, Paul voluntarily joined Alcoholics Anonymous, was an active member for 15 years, and remained sober for 20+ years. Paul was certified at CET in Electronics and Computer Technology in 1983 and also at SDSU in Electronic Network Analysis I & II in 1989. In March 1990, Paul was blessed with his son, William. Trips to the beach, surfing, hiking, camping, travel, throwing "hoops", movies, and video games, were special. In the summer of 2007, Paul joined Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and remained clean until his passing. Paul was very active in NA and performed the responsibilities of Secretary, Leader and Treasurer at daily meetings conducted at Wells Park in El Cajon and mentored NA newcomers. Rain or shine, Paul was there and was of great service to those in the NA community until he was too ill to participate. Everyone loved Paul, both within and outside the NA community-his charming smile, caring manner, positive outlook on Life, sensitivity to the needs of others and willingness to help. Paul was a shining role model to all who knew him, and his "star" will shine brightly in our hearts and memories forever. Paul is survived by his son William Harrington and sister Joan Clark. A Memorial Service and Viewing will be The Neptune Society, 14065 Hwy 8 Bus. in El Cajon, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. His ashes will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Dr., San Diego, on Saturday, Dec. 18th, 2 p.m. Graveside. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Narcotics Anonymous.




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



Pamela Joan Legan

Pamela Joan Legan passed away at her home in Bakersfield, Calif. on Dec2, 2010. Pam was born in Ventura, Calif. on Sept. 11, 1941 to George and June Bowker of Santa Paula. She was a Ventura County resident for 61 years and recently had moved to Bakersfield., Pam was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Michael V. Legan of Fillmore and also her great-grandson Severiano of Santa Paula., Pam leaves behind her children Michael B. and Sandi of Santa Paula, Douglas of Fillmore, Kim and Manuel Chavez of Bakersfield and Garrett of Vernal, Utah. Also included are her grandchildren Brooke, Megan, Heather, Brittany, Lexxie, Jorden, Justin, Bryan, and Alec. Great-grandchildren Kristen, Anisa, Haeden, Anthony and Andrew. She also leaves behind her dear friend John Beauregard of Bakersfield., Mom/Grandma was a very loving caring and caressing person and will be dearly missed by all of us, and in our hearts she will always be! We would like to thank everybody for their love and support, it will not be forgotten., Memorial pending at this time.



Pamela Lee

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



Parkin, Eula

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM 

Eula (Pascoe) Parkin died Tuesday, December 9, 2010 at age 93 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. The youngest of 7 children, Eula .....



Pat Nuzzo

PAT NUZZO JUNE 7, 1952 - DEC 8, 2010 Pat Nuzzo, 58 of Ripon, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. He was an elementary school teacher for 34 years, currently teaching the 4th grade at Rio Altura Elementary School in Riverbank. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and best friend, Harriet. He also enjoyed watching his nieces and nephews play in their athletic games. It was the small things in life that brought him joy. He had a unique and contagious laugh that will never be forgotten. Pat is survived by his wife of 24 years, Harriet Nuzzo; Brothers Rick, Frank and Jim Nuzzo; Brother and Sister-In-Law Art and Loretta Van Ginkel; Nieces and nephews Dave and Kim Danielson (Adam, Caleb, Kyla, Conrad), Michael and Carrie Dotinga (Brandon, Derek, Ryan Case), Seth and Kelly Van Hofwegen (Kate, Aaron, Paige) and Chad and Ashlee Van Ginkel. We will all miss him dearly. Visitation will be Sunday, December 12 from 2 to 4 pm at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel, Ripon. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 13 at 1:00 pm at Almond Valley CRC, 333 S. Wilma Ave. Ripon. Remembrances in memory of Pat can be made to: CRWRC 2850 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560-0001. Sierra Salem Christian Home 1545 Marsha Ave., Modesto, CA 95350. Ripon Christian Schools 435 N. Maple Ave., Ripon, CA 95366. Deegan Funeral Chapel is in charge of services, an online guest registry is available at,



Patricia Ann Crary

Patricia Ann Crary - 72 - Happy Valley CA, wife, mom, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on December 8, 2010. She joins in death her parents, William and Lillian Hedrick. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1938, relocating with her family to California in 1952. She married Alan B. Crary in February 1957 and had three daughters. They moved to Happy Valley, CA in 1973. She loved being a mother and grandmother as well as the Godmother to her sister's three sons. She work for the Happy Valley School District for 28 years, retiring in 2004. She is survived by her husband Alan, brother William, sister Lillian, daughters, Deborah, Michele and La Donna, her six grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and five nephews. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers please send any monetary gifts for graves stone.



Patricia Ann Vargas

Patricia Ann Vargas, On July 29th, 1954 a sparkling diamond was delivered into this world by Molly Echavarria. Patricia Ann Vargas laughed her way through life becoming the anchor and glue for those who loved her. On December 7th, 2010 at age 56 her sparkle faded. She will be greatly missed by those she influenced with her kindness and warmth. She provided guidance and relief and left an everlasting impression on those that she left behind; her loving devoted husband Manuel C. Vargas, her two children Katherine L. Vargas and M. Ryan Vargas, her mother Molly Echavarria and her brother Daniel Echavarria., Visitation will be held Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. The Rosary will be held Sunday at 5:00 pm and the Scripture Service will be held Monday, December 13, 2010 at 9:30 am, both at the chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Burial will follow at Santa Maria Cemetery., Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.



Patricia Callahan

Patricia Louise Callahan Age 49, died peacefully at home in Oakland among family members on December 2, 2010, after a short but valiant bout with brain cancer. Trisha is survived by her devoted parents, Jim and Margaret Callahan, and her loving siblings Claire, Kathleen, James, John, Michael, Mary Ellen and Matthew. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Bob Goodman and Andreas Neyer, sisters-in-law Nancy Callahan and Rhys Cheung, nieces Rebekah Callahan Goodman, Sarah Callahan Stanley and Aoibheann Cheung Callahan, nephews Christoph Neyer and Joey Callahan, uncle Tom Bendorf and aunt Patricia Carroll, cousins Heidi Bendorf and Sally MacLaughlin and 18 other first cousins. She also leaves many, many friends behind. Her devoted companion Bob the dog preceded her in death in August. She grew up in Piedmont and attended Piedmont High School. Her college degrees included BA in German from SF State University, MA in German Linguistics from University of Michigan, and MA in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica. Before her illness she had nearly completed a master's degree in Music Education at Holy Names University and CSU East Bay. During her lifetime Trisha visited many points around the globe. She spent time living in Sweden, in England and in Austin, Texas. She worked as a translator and textbook writer, a business analyst, and a massage therapist, and in recent years worked in the family business as a technician at Callahan Piano Service in Alameda, where she was featured in the documentary film "Miracle in a Box". An accomplished musician, she performed throughout her life with numerous choral groups, including the Oakland Youth Chorus, The California Bach Society, Coro Hispano, San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir and the Malmo Kammer Kor. She also played the oboe and the clarinet. Trisha was a proficient unicyclist and juggler, a skilled improviser, and an unforgettable character. A vast debt of gratitude is owed to John and Nancy Callahan, with whom Trisha lived during the final months of her life. Their patient, selfless care and devotion made it possible for her to experience many moments of joy and laughter in her final months. Good-bye, Trisha. To know you was to love you. A musical celebration of Trisha's life is planned for January 29. For information please e-mail Donations in Trisha's memory may be made to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, 1100 Peninsula Blvd, Hewlett, NY 11557.



Patricia Rose Gibson

Patricia Rose Gibson 1941 - 2010 Patricia Rose Gibson, born in Kentucky on January 19, 1941, widow of James Paul Gibson, entered God's arms peacefully while surrounded by the love of her family and friends on December 1, 2010. She is preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Macaulay and is survived by her sister, Carol Ripley; daughters, Pamela and Peggy; son-in-law, Kevin; granddaughters, Ashlee Rose, Chelcee, Andrea, Sydnee, Taylor, Jennifer and Sarah; great-grandson, Ryder; as well as many relatives and life long friends. She graduated from St. Anthony's High School in 1958. Prior to working out of the home fulltime, she volunteered daily at her daughters' school during the elementary and middle school years. She worked many years at LBCC and LBSFCU and retired from both companies. Pat loved all animals and was a longtime supporter of the "Best Friends Animal Society". She had particular affections for dogs and enjoyed them by frequenting the local dog park with her special friend Bob and his dog Sugar. She will always be missed and never forgotten, until we meet again. Visitation will be Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 4-6pm with a Rosary to follow at 6pm at Luyben Funeral Home, 5161 E. Arbor Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. Mass in her memory will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 3:30pm preceded by a Dove release ceremony and a reception immediately following the Mass at St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in her name to the American Bladder



Patricia Solimine

Patricia May (Crowley) Solimine Resident of Redwood City 9/22/33 - 12/4/10 Patricia Solimine passed away unexpectedly at Kaiser Hospital Saturday. She was preceded in death by former husband and friend George Solimine. Ms. Solimine is survived by several nieces and nephews. Worked for many years as a waitress. Pat was known for her caring spirit, sense of humor, and love for the S.F. Giants. Donations are preferred to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.



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R. Dale Libby

R. Dale Libby, 94, of Hanford, California passed away on Friday, December 3, 2010 in Hanford, California., Dale was born in Colville, Washington on May 4, 1916 to Ralph and Cary Libby, one of nine children. He was raised and educated in various areas of the United States and Canada, graduating from high school in 1934 in Canada. Dale attended college at Walla Walla College in Washington and began his schooling for dentistry in Oregon. In 1940 he married Martha Ilene Gaspar in Massachusetts. Dale took a break from dental school to help put his brother, John through school. He returned to college and was soon drafted into the United States Army, serving from 1942 - 1945 in San Francisco while attending classes. He graduated from P&S College in San Francisco in 1945 with his degree in Dentistry. Dale and Martha moved to Bishop in 1946 where he started his practice. From 1950 - 1954 Dale served a second term with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict at Ft Leonardwood, Missouri as a surgeon. He went back to school in San Francisco to get his masters in oral surgery. The family moved to Hanford in 1957. After 40 years of practice, Dale retired in 1985. He was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hanford and lived his life each day for the Lord. Dale enjoyed woodworking and was very creative. He enjoyed times spent at the family ranch, working in the walnuts and then in later years picking up walnuts and supplying his family with shelled nuts. Dale was a joyful worker in all aspects of his life. He had a positive attitude and did all things with gusto. Dale enjoyed going to the cabin in Yosemite and marveled at God's creation. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him., Dale leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Martha of Hanford; three children, Judy Beeler and husband, Hal of Laton, Daryl and wife, Gwen of Hanford, and Richard Libby of Hanford; one brother, Kenneth Rowland of Sedro Wooley, WA and one sister, Ruth Gowings of Bellingham, WA; five grandchildren, Shelly Armstrong, Joel Libby, Jennifer Hesse, Loren Libby and Ryan Libby; and two great-grandchildren, Tanner Armstrong and Levi Libby., Memorial services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 900 N. Redington Street in Hanford on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 4 p.m., Remembrances may be made to Kings Crusaders Pathfinder Club, P.O. Box 397, Armona, CA 93202., Condolences may be offered at, Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 584-5591.




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TANCORRA, ROSE DeTURI Nov. 25, 1917 to Dec. 9, 2010 Rose was a native San Diegan. She graduated from SD High School and resided in La Mesa since 1944. She owned and operated the Mart Cleaners in La Mesa with partner and son-in-law until retirement in 1985. Preceded in death by husband Danny, brothers Mike and Roy, and sister Lena. Survived by son Pat and daughter Rose Valenti (Ed), sister Mary Asaro, three granddaughters Gloria Gerak (Ronald), Jacki Crandall (K.C.), and Krista Fordyce (Brian), 7 great-grandchildren, David, Alex, Christopher, Taylor, Justine, Kyle, Kyra, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed and forever loved by her family, whom she loved so much. She always thought of everyone first. Rosary and Funeral Mass on Monday, December 13, at 10 a.m. Guardian Angels, Santee. Reception at Guardian Angels following interment at Holy Cross.



Ralph Garabedian

Garabedian, Ralph September 10, 1925 - December 6, 2010 Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Services - Mon. Dec. 13, 2010 Church of the Hills - 12:30 pm.



Randolph Armando Contreras

Randolph Armando Contreras of Oxnard passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 6, 2010. Many knew him as Cordie, he served his country and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army., Randolph had a very good sense of humor and liked telling jokes and hanging out at the Oxnard Wilson Center with his friends. He also liked going to the Oxnard Public Library where he would read books for hours. He loved watching old movies at home and most of all going to have lunch on Friday's with his God daughter, Patricia Guerra., He is preceded in death by his father, Catalino Contreras; mother Amparo Brown Contreras; brother, Gilbert Contreras and Alfred Contreras., He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Ramirez and grandchildren from Chatsworth; sister, Susie Contreras from San Jose; brother, Romie Contreras of Oxnard; grandchildren, Emilio, Elva, Manuel, Jackie, and Crystal; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews., The family would like to thank Roze Room Hospice of Ventura County and Glenwood Care Center for their help and support. May God bless you Nino! Thank you for being a part of my life and may you rest in peace always. Love! Your God daughter, Patricia Guerra., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family-owned and operated Garcia Mortuary, 629 South "A" Street. Oxnard, California. For further information please call 486-9148.



Ray Lommatzsch

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 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,,



Rebecca Cohen

Rebecca Roberts Cohen May 11, 1958 - Nov. 18, 2010 Rebecca Roberts Cohen, a lifelong Berkeley resident and physical education teacher, died peacefully at her home on November 18 after a three-year battle with uterine cancer. She taught physical education at Berkeley's Berkwood Hedge School for 22 years, and adaptive physical education for the Mount Diablo Unified School District for five. In addition to teaching, Roberts Cohen created Sesame Chew Crispies, one of the first organic energy bars, and was a licensed massage therapist and gifted outdoor athlete. Roberts Cohen is survived by her mother, Janet Roberts of Berkeley; father, Harry Roberts of Berkeley; two brothers, Carl Roberts of Portland and Norman Roberts of New York City; a daughter, Abigail Cohen; step daughter, Isabel Cohen of Oakland; and husband, Steven Cohen. Donations may be made to LMSarcoma Direct Research or the donor's choice of charities. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, January 16 from 2-4 pm at Berkwood Hedge School, 1809 Bancroft Way in Berkeley.



Rex Glenn Dalrymple

REX GLENN DALRYMPLE DEC 29, 1951- DEC 8, 2010 Rex passed away quietly and unexpectedly on December 8th, 2010. He was a beloved husband, son, uncle, father, brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law and friend, and will be missed greatly. He is survived by his wife Deanne Dalrymple of Oakdale. Daughters, Kate Dalrymple of Amarillo, Texas and Kylie Dalrymple of Oakdale, California. Brothers, Tom Dalrymple of Indiana and Steve Dalrymple of Michigan. Father Dale Dalrymple of Michigan, along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by mother, Polly Dalrymple, and siblings Cindy Hough and Andy Dalrymple. Rex was born on December 29th, 1951 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He spent his childhood growing up in Michigan and Southern California. Deanne and Rex met in Southern California where they dated and were married in 1980. In 1982, they moved to Olympia, Washington where they had their two daughters, Kate and Kylie. In 1993, they moved to Oakdale, California where Rex spent the last 17 years of his life working on his father-in-law's heifer ranch, Schaafsma Dairy. At the age of 17, Rex served in the, for three years while stationed at Schoefield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii. He then worked as a logger near Eureka, California. After he suffered from a collapsed lung at the age of 21, he hitchhiked home to Southern California. He held a variety of different jobs in Southern California in factories, construction, and pest control. After his move to Olympia with Deanne, Rex worked for pest control again, and then received his CDL license to work for the state as a recycling truck driver. After his daughters were both born, he was offered a job at Schaafsma Dairy in Oakdale, California. Rex enjoyed hiking, camping, kayaking, windsurfing, being outdoors, going to concerts, videography, but his greatest passion was playing the electric guitar. Rex is remembered by his loved ones for his kind heart, generosity towards animals, great sense of humor, and his love for his family. In lieu of sending flowers, his family asks that friends and family make donations to the . Rex received dialysis treatment for his kidney for one year before receiving a transplant in August 2001. There will be a Celebration of Life service at the Oakdale Memorial Chapel on December 11th at 1:00 p.m.



Richard B. Rosemire

RICHARD B. ROSEMIRE APR 14, 1921 - DEC 8, 2010 Dick Rosemire was born in Walden, NY and settled in California in 1946 after serving in the US Army. He died peacefully at home Wednesday. He farmed in Gustine prior to working 30 years at the local Foremost Creamery until his retirement. Dick served in WWII overseas and upon return, married Carol Beckstead before making Gustine their home. Dick was known for personal strength and caring, among his many attributes. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol Rosemire, of Gustine, along with three sons and a daughter: Michael (Adeline) Rosemire of Salinas; Richard M. (Marie) Rosemire of Gustine; David (Diane) Rosemire of Twin Falls, ID; Dorothy (David) Sanches of Gustine. He is also survived by five granddaughters and two grandsons as well as three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard W. and Theressa Rosemire; and two sisters, Lucy Eignor and Lillian Elston. No services. Memorial donations may be sent to: Gustine Animal Shelter, 682 Third Ave., Gustine, CA 95322, or to a charity of your choice.



Richard C. (Rick) Barrett Jr.

Barrett, Richard C. December 4, 1939 - December 6, 2010 Richard (Rick) C. Barrett Jr. passed away peacefully after a long illness on December 6, 2010. He was born in Los Angeles to Barbara and Richard Barrett on December 4, 1939. Rick attended El Rodeo School, spent two years at Beverly Hills High School and graduated from Chadwick School. in 1958 Rick enrolled in the school of his childhood dreams, USC. While there he joined the Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity making life long friends that gave him great joy throughout his life. Rick's license plate confirmed that he was a true "SC NUT". Rick lived in San Diego and is survived by his wife, Sue, mother, Barbara Barrett, sister, Virginia Clements, daughters Laurie Biros(Mike), Julie Parker (Jim), and Amanda Brooks (Aaron), four step children and spouses, four grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. Rick's smile will live on forever. Services have been held, but there will be a Celebration of Rick's Life on Tuesday, December 14th at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego. Contributions May be made to USC, in San Diego to: the Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute, Alpha Project for the Homeless, The SD Crew Classic or the charity of your choice.



Robert "Bob" Gogstad

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 D. Brandsberg

Robert Douglas Brandsberg, 82, passed peacefully from this world on Sat., Dec. 4, 2010, in Garner, N.C. Robert was a devout Christian and an unwavering civil servant., Born April 11, 1928, in Butte County, South Dakota, at 17 Robert joined the Marines. Then he completed his education in mathematics and chemistry at the Univ. of Minnesota. From 1957 to 1989, Roberts's outstanding accomplishments in computer science, navigation, radar and space technology, and digital communications contributed significantly to the technological development and defense of our nation., After retiring in October 1989, Robert and his wife Frances sailed their 48-ft ketch south to the Panama Canal and eastward to their final destination of New Bern, N.C., where they lived happily for many years., Roberts passing was in the company of his children, Robert, Jr., and spouse Laura, as they were reading the Psalms and holding hands with the surety of Gods blessings., He is survived by his loving children and their families: Deborah Janiece Brandsberg-Tomasi, Lisa Brandsberg-Livingston, Bruce Brandsberg, Heidi Brandsberg-Frank, Dale Brandsberg, and Robert Brandsberg, Jr., Robin Geiger, Chris Atkiss, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren., In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Roberts memory to Brices Church Food Pantry, a food program to help the hungry of New Bern. Memorial Service: Friday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m. at Brice's Creek Bible Church, 3998 US Hwy 70, New Bern, NC 28560., Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. [Psalm 100: 1,2]



Robert Emil North, Jr.

May 1957 - December 6, 2010 



Robert Ira Crickmore

Robert Ira Crickmore, 89, passed away in Vacaville, Calif., on Nov. 29, 2010., A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2010, at the Latter-day Saints Chapel, 101 Oakwood Drive, Suisun, Calif. 



Robert P. DICKEY

DICKEY, Robert P. (Age 65) retired Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on December 7, 2010. Mr. Dickey joined the Sheriff's Department on January 13, 1969 and retired from San Dimas Station on June 1, 1978. Services will be held at Word of His Grace Church, 18706 N. Creek Parkway, Suite 104, Bothell, WA on December 16, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.



Robert Turnbull

Robert James Turnbull Former resident of San Mateo Passed away October 24, 2010 in Vancouver, Washington. He was born August 8, 1947 in Napa, California. Predeceased by mother Alice Ivory Acosta and father John Robert Turnbull, Robert is survived by three daughters, Michele, Danielle and Dawn Turnbull, two grandchildren and by siblings John W. Turnbull, Nancy Tilley, Jean Mirassou, and Kathleen Terry. Robert was raised in San Mateo, attended San Mateo High School and then joined the United States Army. He was loved by family and friends. There will be a memorial service for Robert on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, 194 W. 25th Ave., San Mateo, CA.



Robert Voigt

Robert Avery Voigt, 92 of Palm Springs, California passed away December 6, 2010 in Palm Springs, California. He was born January 23, 1918 to Herman and Maude Voigt in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He married Diana Gizir on June 8, 1972 in Reno, Nevada. He was a Journalist for seventeen years and a Public Relations Director for Food Employers Council for nineteen years. He was a member of Greater Los Angeles Press Club (former president), California State Athletic Commission (former Chairman), Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Council. He served in the California National Guard from February 4, 1935 to February 3, 1938 as a 160th Infantry Co; the US Navy on the USS Panamint from March 12, 1945 to April 1, 1946 as a specialist third class correspondent. He is survived by his spouse Diana Voigt of Palm Springs, California; daughter, Rosemary Endress of Melbourne, Florida; son, Robert J. Voigt of Carpenteria, California; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:



Rodriguez, Gabriel James

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM 

Birthday Remembrance Gabriel James Rodriguez Dec. 14, 1974 - April 5, 1994 We remember your birthday, Blessing the day you came to be. Keeping ..... 



Ronald Craig Payne

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Roy Lee Stripe

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

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.,



Rudy J. DeCaminada Jr.

Rudy J. DeCaminada, Jr. The gentle, kind, and compassionate spirit of Rudy DeCaminada, Jr., 58, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2010 in the love, light, and warmth of the Lord with family and friends by his side. Rudy fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. He is preceded in death by his father Rudy DeCaminada, Sr. He is survived by his loving mother Margie DeCaminada, his devoted twin brother Randy DeCaminada and his older brother Timothy DeCaminada, caring nephews Andrew, Matthew and Mark DeCaminada and niece Kristi DeCaminada. Rudy is also survived by his beloved sister-in-law Diane DeCaminada and sister-in-law Susan DeCaminada. He is also survived by his loving aunt, Lena Thompson, cousins Len, Paula, and Wesley Thompson and Roseanne, Steve, Molly and Mason Heipel. Rudy is survived by countless caring friends, including Bill Doherty, John Mangini and Michael Yee. Rudy was born and raised in Albany, CA. He graduated from St. Mary's High School and graduated from UC Berkeley, where he mastered the German language. While in college Rudy spent two years in Germany learning his culinary skills and traveling through Europe. After graduating from Cal, he entered the California Culinary Academy, where he also graduated. Rudy was the Food Service Director at Castilleja School in Palo Alto for 30 years. Rudy, a fabulous chef, also operated a private catering business in the Palo Alto area for many years. Rudy will be best remembered for his sincere generosity and kindness to others, the special twinkle in his eyes, his gentle ways and sense of humor. He had a deep love for family and friends. His family would like to thank "our angel", hospice nurse Judith Miller and the other "angels", the nurses who came to our home who gave support, compassion, and care to our dear Rudy. Rudy was very grateful. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on January 15, 2011 at 11:00 am St. Jerome's Catholic Church 308 Carmel Ave., El Cerrito, CA. The inurnment will be private at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Rosa, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the memory of Rudy DeCaminada to: Sutter VNA and Hospice, 1110 North Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or to Castilleja School, 1310 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Arrangements by Fred Young F.H. Cloverdale, 707-894-2540.



Russell Frederick Gatzke

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Russell Paul Balent

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Ruth Lois Souza

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Ruth Y. Carter

Ruth Y. Carter, 89, of Vacaville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Fairfield. She was born in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 5, 1921., A visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel. A funeral with the Rev. Dr. Leroy Gainey officiating will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1127 Davis St., Vacaville. Burial will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif., Arrangements by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546,,




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AMATO, STELLA ANITA August 5, 1922 to Nov. 19, 2010 Stella left this world peacefully in the company of her loved ones on November 19th. Stella was born in Brockton, Massachusetts to Battista and Lina Paganini. At a very young age she moved to New Hyde Park, NY with her family where her father worked as a baker. In November of 1949, she married Joseph Amato. In 1984 Stella and her husband Joseph moved from Oakland, N.J. to Carlsbad, CA. Following a stroke in 2005, she moved in with her daughter, Christine, and her grand-daughter, Alexandera, where she lived the remainder of her life. Stella was loved by all that met her. She was an incredible wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed every day; her passion was her family. She is survived by her two children, Ronald and Christine and granddaughters Danielle and Alexandra as well as many extended family members. Memorial mass will be on Saturday, December 11th, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton, Carlsbad.




RITTER, SYLVIA RAE Chula Vista 9/4/1936 - 12/8/2010 Sat 12/11 2pm Salli Lynn Chapel Greenwood Memorial Park 619-264-3144 



Sandra Lee Richards

SANDRA LEE RICHARDS MAY 21, 1940 - DEC 4, 2010 Sandra Lee Richards, 70, of Modesto, died Dec. 4, 2010 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Ms. Richards was a native of San Antonio, Texas, and had lived in Modesto since 1973. She was retired, having worked in retail for 40 years. Sandra, affectionately known as Grandma Sandy,'' enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved animals, especially her three cats who gave her much joy. Sandra is survived by her three sons, Ron Richards (Debbie) of Sonora, Mike Richards (Peggy) of Modesto, and Doug Richards (Kathy) of Lodi; and 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services are private. The family requests that any remembrances be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.



Seferino R. Delgado

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Seibel, Velda L.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM 

Velda L. Seibel passed away on December 7, 2010, at the age of 85. Mrs. Seibel was born in Alta, North Dakota on October .....



Sharon Lee Shaffer

SHARON LEE SHAFFER MAR 27, 1945 - NOV 23, 2010 Sharon Lee Shaffer, 65, passed away peacefully in her home in Modesto, Ca on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Sharon was born on March 27th, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Kenneth and Julia Dawley. Asa young girl she moved to California where she married at the age of 17 and relocated to Arizona where she began her family and her work in convalescent care. She returned to Ohio in her late 20's where she remarried and eventually returned to California. She continued to work in the nursing field and remarried for a third and final time. She moved to the Modesto area in 1987 and was employed with Dan Gamel's RV Center for a number of years until becoming an in-home caregiver for the elderly until her retirement in 2005. Sharon enjoyed bingo, dancing and traveling. She was fiercely independent and had recently renewed her love of camping and meeting new friends. She had spent most of this past summer and fall camping at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale with her devoted Maltipoo, Kobe. She was a grateful breast cancer survivor and a humble member of Alcoholics Anonymous. She would have celebrated her 20th year anniversary of sobriety in December. Her greatest passion was helping others in need during her years in AA. She touched the lives of many and will be remembered for her honesty, sage advice, and commitment to the program, always reminding others to ''pass it on.'' She is survived by two of her three husbands, Ronald Jaksch of Black Canyon City, AZ and Fred Shaffer of Modesto, Ca. She was preceded in death by her second husband, James Shannon. She is also survived by her brother Brian Dawley of Capay, Ca and her sister Karen Sue Wood of Thousand Oaks, Ca. She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth Jaksch of Black Canyon City, AZ., David Shaffer of Sacramento, Ca, Richard Jaksch of Modesto, Ca and Steven Shaffer of Salida, Ca. She was preceded in death by her son, James Shannon, Jr. She is also survived by her four daughters, Mary Angel'' Jaksch of Waterford, Ca, Marny Shaffer of Jackson, Ca, Leya Shaffer of Salida, Ca and Tamara Shannon of Salida, Ca. She will also be dearly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, and especially her puppy, Kobe. A private family memorial will be heldat a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers,donations in her honor maybe made to The Susan G.Komen Foundation'' donate.htmlGuest Book available online at,



Sheila A. (Johnson) Conley

Passed away on December 4, 2010 at the age of 63. Born July 8, 1947 in Stockton, CA to Phillip and Margie Johnson. Survived by her children Sarah Crayford (Derrick) and Elias Conley; sisters Shannon Adams (Carrol), and Shelley Ramsey (Gerry); and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother Margie Stratton, father Phillip Johnson, husband Russell Conley, brothers Sean and Shay Johnson, and niece Lisa Johnson. Sheila started her career as a Psychiatric Technician in Eldridge, CA and went on to be a Developmental Specialist. She devoted more than 30 years to working with the developmentally disabled. For the last 12 years she worked as a DSP Training Instructor. Her work was always her passion in life. She was a carefree spirit who had a unique way of touching the lives of everyone she knew. She loved animals, music, dancing, watching Charlie Chan movies, just to name a few. To all that knew her she would say ""We are not saying goodbye forever, just for now." Services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Pleasant Hills Memorial Park, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Conley Family Trust at Exchange Bank.



Shirley A. Murray

Shirley A. Murray, age 86 years, of Bay City, Michigan, died Thursday morning, December 9, 2010 at The Carriage House of Bay City. She was born to the late Daniel and Rhoda (Ashenfelter) Presley on April 21, 1924 in Saginaw. Shirley was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Bay City, Mich. She loved dancing, reading, and in her younger years spending time at Wenona Beach Amusement Park and Dance Casino which was in walking distance of the family cottage on Donahue Beach. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling to the beaches of Oscoda and Tawas City. Shirley also enjoyed her winters at her home in Indio, Calif. She truly loved spending time with her family. On October 12, 1945 she married Robert F. Murray and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1998. Survivors include five of her children: Daniel Murray, David (Vickie) Murray, Paul Murray, Peter (Lynda) Murray, and Mary Beth Koch; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Murray; and her special niece, Susan Nash. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Murray; grandson, Brian Murray "Huggy Bear"; son-in-law, Randall Koch; and her brother and sister: Stanley Presley and Bernice Piechowiak. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM in Holy Trinity Church, Bay City, Mich. Shirley will lie in state in church Saturday after 9:00 AM. Rev. Robert S. Gohm will preside and private interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Golden Horizons or The Carriage House Activity Fund. Visiting hours will be Friday 3:00 to 8:00 PM, with the Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM, at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, 256 N. Madison Ave., Bay City, MI 48708.



Stephen James Gonzales

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Stephen Lawrence (Steve) Hartmann

On Dec. 3, 2010 our beloved Stephen passed away. He truly died with his boots on. While getting dressed for work and putting on his shoes, he was struck with massive blood clots to his lungs and heart. This was due to a previous deep thrombosis leg injury., Born on June 29, 1962, Stephen was always excited about life. His family, especially his many nieces and nephews, were often enthralled by the exciting tales of his life adventures. Stephen had many exciting jobs, especially his time in Hawaii while he served his country in the United States Navy. He was a keen journalist and marketer and won dozens of military awards for his achievement. While in Hawaii he made many lifelong friends and also became an accomplished competitive canoeist., Most recently, Stephen had his own business manufacturing landscaping and memorial rocks. Stephen was loved by his employees and his many friends who he loved and supported in return. Stephen's effervescent and optimistic personality brightened up any room he entered. He helped many in achieving their goals and dreams. We will forever love him and the legacy he left us., Stephen leaves numerous relatives: mother and stepdad, Georgia and Vince Diguilio; and dad and stepmother, Larry and Pat Hartmann; seven brothers and sisters: brothers, John (wife Monica), George (wife Denise), Jerry, Patrick (wife Inga), and youngest brother, David; sister, Therese; stepsister, Kim (husband Bob); and 15 nieces and nephews., A family celebration of his life will be held in the near future. Arrangements entrusted to the family owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, Ventura; 643-8623.



Sulema Molina Ornelas

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Theresa Ann Baugh

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Thomas DuVaul

Thomas Hines DuVaul Resident of Elk Grove Sept. 23, 1934-Nov.30, 2010 Memorial Services will be on December 12, 2010 at 4:00pm at Saint James AME Church located at 1916 E. San Antonio Street, San Jose Ca 95116. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Saint James AME Church (Sound Department).



Thomas Nolan Hutchason

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 C. Veliz

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); sons, Fred (Althea), Ruben (Madeline), Ed (Vickie), Paul (Carmen), Frank (Stephanie) and Joe; 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends., Tillie was preceded in death by her former husband, Arthur; son, Arthur Veliz Jr.; sister, Josephine; brother, 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 be held 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,



Tom Moraida Sr.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 3:00 AM 

Tom Moraida Sr. was born March 10, 1923, in Corpus Christi, Texas. He died in Southern California on Nov. 27, 2010, following a lengthy illness. He was one of five siblings and is survived by his sist




In Loving Memory of John J. Simmons May 4, 1966 - December 11, 2009 It has been one year since we lost our son, brother, uncle and father, John J. Simmons, at age 43, after a lengthy illness. John will be remembered as a premiere and innovative installer of audio and security systems as well as an auto mechanic. He was always willing to help a friend with his big heart, generosity and time. He is greatly missed and will not be forgotten by family and friends. He left behind two daughters, Ariel and Evie; his mother, Nadine; sisters, Chris and Erika; and brother, Franz.




WHITEHEAD, VIOLET Oct. 4, 1925 to Dec. 3, 2010 Violet was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and moved to San Diego 62 years ago. She is survived by her daughter Kitty Nicholson and step-son George Whitehead, Jr. Violet and husband George owned and operated the SD Chicken Pie Shop for some 50 years, working side by side. Violet stepped out of the limelight due to health conditions and fought a long battle. Violet's wish's were to be cremated and scattered at sea. She was a very private person and did not want undo attention. She came from a large family of siblings who she kept close to and will be greatly missed. We all love you, Mom.




KLEINMEYER, VIRGINIA of San Diego 12/12/1917 - 12/09/2010 Aztlan Mortuary (619)337-8100 




FERNANDEZ, VIRGINIA RAMOS Hemet, CA 10/14/1938 - 12/03/2010 12/10 at 11:00 a.m. St. John of the Cross Cath. Ch. Featheringill Mortuary 583-9511



Vern Matts

Vern A. Matts Resident of Santa Clara May 12, 2010- Dec. 8, 2010 Born and raised in San Jose, Veteran of WWII, Employed by Santa Clara Creamery for 17 years. Retired from Neto Sausage Co. in1981. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Evelyn. Survived by children Leonard (Donna) Matts and Janice (John) Unger, Grandchildren Michael and David Matts, Philip, Nicole, and Janelle Unger. Great-Grandchildren Even and Victoria Matts and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation on Sunday Dec 12 from 3 to 9 PM with a vigil a 7 and a Funeral Service on Mon. Dec 13 at 10:30 all being held at Lima Family Santa Clara 466 N. Winchester Blvd Santa Clara. Condolences may be offered at



Veronica Rowe

Veni ended her earthly travels peaceably in her sleep on Nov. 14, 2010 in Monterey, Calif., She was born in New York City May 2, 1914, where she lived, graduated from Hunter College with a degree in vocal performance and worked as a writer for the N.Y. Herald Tribune. She ended up as the chief of staff for the columnist, Emily Post (and was an expert on manners)., When World War II broke out, she quit her newspaper job to marry a Naval Officer from Wisconsin, Ralph Rowe. They moved to Alaska and then Portland, Ore., to start an employment business. Two years later, Veronica, Ralph and their first child, Bruce, moved to Vashon Island, Wash., to start a hardware store. Nancy and Dwight were born there. In 1958, they sold the hardware store and the family moved to Port Hueneme., Veronica spent much of her life employed in Oxnard and Thousand Oaks teaching kindergarten. After retiring from teaching she enjoyed a sunset career as an electrologist. She had many good friends and was a member of Ventura Yacht Club, AAUW, and other organizations. With her husband, Ralph, she raised their children and spent many summers taking the family camping and sailing, and traveling to Mexico and Hawaii. She was an avid bridge player, was unbeatable in scrabble, enjoyed fine wine, took pleasure in reading murder mysteries and was a theater enthusiast., She enjoyed sailing and travel. She visited Russia, took barge cruises in France, saw China, India, climbed the great pyramids in Egypt, attended the 1987 America's Cup challenge in Australia, and saw New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico and Central America, South Africa, Europe and Great Britain. She lived for many years in Camarillo and Ventura but also lived in Alaska, Portland and Vashon Island., Preceding her in death was her husband, Ralph Rowe; her brother, John; mother, Bertha; and father, Tony., She is survived by her children, Bruce Rowe and his wife Diane, Nancy Lee, and Dwight Rowe and his wife Katie, and grandchildren, Gypsy Rader, Benjamin and Laura Rowe, Elliot and Eric Rowe, and great-grandchildren, Yasko and Bizou Massias., Family and friends will celebrate her life at the home of Dwight and Katie Rowe, January 29th.



Virginia "Ginny" Peek

Virginia "Ginny" Peek, Virginia Cecilia Scully was born July 10, 1927 in Henry County, Ia. She passed away peacefully with dignity at the age of 83, from pneumonia. In the days preceding her demise, her children and their spouses, were at her side and given both the privilege & the honor to witness before our eyes, a symbolic, metamorphic reunion with our father. Her smiles and laughter were a comfort for us to share as she was being welcomed home., She worked at TWA airlines, as a hostess and met our father, who also worked for TWA, on a blind date in 1947 & married February 26, 1949. They settled in Torrance, Ca., were they raised 4 children. She dedicated over 29 years of service & love to others as a hospital volunteer, most recently for Marian Hospital until 2009 & previously for Torrance Memorial Hospital in Torrance, Ca. In 1985, our father retired and they came to Santa Maria and spent the next 10 years traveling in their RV. Our mothers job over the last 60 years was that of an angel. She prayed for our joys and accomplishments, wept for our broken hearts and broken dreams, kissed our bruises & wiped away our tears while always believing & encouraging each of us. With her strength and dedication, she will forever be our role model. She loved cooking for our family dinners and never missed a Dodger game. It was an honor being her children and grandchildren., She is preceded in death by her husband Carl, of 57 years, on May 17, 2006, her parents William T. & Cecilia E. Scully & six siblings; Joanne, Rosemary, Theresa, Jimmy, William & Johnny Scully., She is survived by two remaining brothers; Daniel (Judi) Scully, of Lincoln, Nebraska and Ted (Dolores) Scully of Des Moines, Iowa. She leaves behind her 4 children; Linda Tate, of Fenton, Missouri, Patty (Roger) Brady, of Laguna Woods, Ca., David Peek, of Torrance, Ca. and her daughter, Lisa (Brad) Mirau of Arroyo Grande, Ca. She loved being Grandma to 6 grandchildren; Natalie, Ryan, Michelle, Jonathan, Leah, Justin, Morgan & Makenna and Great Grandma to Ellie, Hadley and looked forward to a new great grandson due in February., The family is so ever grateful to the entire staff of Mission View Rehabilitation Center of SLO & Hospice Partners of SLO, for the "un-teachable" act of kindness, compassion & respect given not only to our mother, but our family., In an intimate memorial service on December 4th, 16 family members released over 24, balloons with notes from our heart, in memory of our mother & her reunion with our father & her family., A spiritual moment for all of us to witnessed that day, and we were given a gift of knowing, that now heaven is never too far.



Virginia Ann Chellino

Virginia Ann Chellino Resident of Campbell Born March 31, 1923 passed to her eternal life Dec. 9th, 2010. Born in Duluth, Minn. parents Anthony and Clara LaPine soon moved to Blue Island, Ill. with their six children of which Helen Serra, and Marian Lanza still survive. In 1956 Virginia moved to San Jose, CA with her beloved husband of 65 years, Bill Chellino who survives her at an age of 88. Virginia was the proud and loving mother of Ralph Chellino, wife Christine, Barbara de'Ojeda, and Patty Anderson. Her family grew to include her next generation of beloved grandchildren; Elliott Anderson, wife Melissa and sons Matthew and Nathaniel, Teressa Francis, husband Michael and their children Scotty and Ella, Damien de'Ojeda and sister Danielle, Michael Chellino and his new bride Joanna. Rosary services will be held Mon. Dec. 13 at 7:00pm at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel - 710 Willow Street, San Jose. The Celebration of her life will continue on Tuesday at 11am at St. John Vianney Church 1650 Highland Avenue, San Jose.



Virginia P. Gangsei

Virginia Gangsei, 89, died peacefully on Nov. 26, 2010 in San Diego following a prolonged illness., She and her husband Rev. Lyle Gangsei lived in Thousand Oaks from 1963 1996, when Lyle passed away. Virginia returned to live at Leisure Village in Camarillo from 2006 2009. She was born Virginia Peterson on Dec. 22, 1920 in Madison, Minn., and was raised in the Midwest. She attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., where she met Lyle. They married in 1944. Lyle was a Lutheran minister and the couple served churches in Madison, Wis., Rockford, Ill., Redondo Beach, Calif., and Perth Amboy, N.J., before moving to Thousand Oaks where Lyle became Dean of Students and Chaplain at California Lutheran College., A lively and energetic woman with many passions, Virginia amply filled the roles of life partner to Lyle, mother of four boys and a girl, grandmother of six girls, high school English teacher and department chairperson, pastor's wife, antique dealer and community leader. She earned her masters degree in English at Valley State College (now Cal State Northridge) and taught English for 15 years at Newbury Park High School. She was a founding member of the Thousand Oaks branch of AAUW. Virginia loved poetry and writing and had a special gift for inspiring creative expression in her high school students., With Lyle she traveled the world and made friends everywhere. She kept a beautiful home and was a talented gardener, floral arranger, seamstress and hostess. An active senior, Virginia taught English literature in Slovakia for a summer in her late 70s and volunteered for a month at a Brazilian orphanage after turning 80., She moved back to Minnesota in 1998 where she met and married Loring Knecht, an emeritus professor of French who passed away in 2001. In declining health due to dementia, Virginia spent her last year in San Diego near her son David., Virginia is survived by her five children, David, Paul, Peter, Karthia and Steve, and her six granddaughters, Erica, Kira, Kharis, Chelsey, Shayna and Emily. Funeral services were held at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in San Diego on Dec. 4, 2010., The Gangsei family asks that contributions to Virginia Gangsei Memorial be made to the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank, PO Box 1114, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358 (, which the Gangseis helped found in 1971, providing food to migrant farmworkers and others in need.



Vivian C. Espinoza

Vivian C. Espinoza of Lemoore passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010 in a Fresno care facility at the age of 59 years., She was born in Hanford and lived in this area all her life. Vivian was disabled and had resided in a convalescent center since the age of 3 years. Vivian's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and doctors at Manning Gardens Convalescent Hospital for their many years of care of Vivian and friendship to our family., Vivian is survived by her father; John Espinoza Sr. of Lemoore; 2 brothers, John Espinoza Jr. and wife Joyce of Lemoore and Leonard Espinoza of Lemoore; 2 sisters, Linda Proudman and husband Joseph of Lemoore and Patricia Wedderburn and husband Mike of Lemoore; as well as several nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her mother, Carmen Espinoza and a brother, Steven Espinoza., Recitation of the Holy Rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial will begin Thursday at 10: a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lemoore. Interment will follow in the Lemoore Cemetery., Friends who wish may contribute to Manning Gardens, 2113 E. Manning Ave., Fresno, CA 93725., Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.



Waters, Joanne S.

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM 

Joanne Sophia Waters of Lodi passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the age of 78. She was born Johanna Sophia Van Ruiten in ..... 



Wauneta Abbott

WAUNETA ABBOTT OCT 26, 1917- DEC 7, 2010 Wauneta passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2010. She was born in Grand Island, Nebraska to Alfred and Esther Wendt. She was one of five children and grew up in the Grand Island area. After graduation from high school she moved to Washington state and worked in private homes. It was there she met Carlyle Abbott and they were married in 1944. They enjoyed a long blessed marriage until his death in 1989. She was always involved in church activities and was a champion for Christian education and children's ministries. Her godly life was a witness to all who knew her. She is survived by her two children, Jeanie Mahaney (Steve) and Alan Abbott, grand-daughter, Dr. Jodi Swanberg Sceville (Dr. Jeff Sceville), and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on January 22, 2011 at the Oakdale Seventh-day Adventist Church.



Wayne Alan Kuhner

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Weeks, Mabel

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1:00 AM 

Mabel F. Weeks, 95, of Lodi, died Dec. 10. She was born in Dennard, Ark. Mrs. Weeks worked as an inspector for the U.S. Agriculture ..... 



Wendy Pringle

11/29/1954 - 11/23/2010 



Willam A. Mitchell

WILLAM A. MITCHELL AUG 12, 1943 - DEC 7, 2010 William A. Mitchell, affectionately known as ''Bill,'' was received into heaven on Tuesday, December 7. He was born on August 12, 1943 to Harold and Virginia Mitchell, of Tracy, CA. He was raised on the Mitchell Ranch in Tracy. He left the ranch to join the Air Force. After his time in the military he became a correctional officer at DVI in Tracy, Ca and was there until his recent retirement after 29 years. Bill was always involved in the local church and was a kind and generous person. He will be missed greatly by all of those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, children Laura (David) Laird, Debbie (Robert) Rosas and Lea Johnston-Mitchell, grandchildren Roni Hernandez and Kendrick Laird. Great grandson A.J. Hernandez, siblings Harold, Janice and Claudine and nieces, nephews and many friends. Services will be held Monday, December 13 beginning with the viewing at 1-1:45 pm with the chapel service at 2:00 pm, both to be held at Lakewood Funeral Home (Heritage Chapel) 900 Santa Fe, Hughson, CA.



William J. Gaudet

Gaudet, William J. April 16, 1931 - December 8, 2010 Chief Warrant Officer William J. Gaudet (US Army Ret.) peacefully and gently passed into the next world early Wednesday, Dec. 8. in San Diego, CA. Full Honor Military services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 25 at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego. Born April 16, 1931 in Meriden, Conn., Bill joined the National Guard while still in high school and the US Army immediately upon graduation. At 18, he was sent to Europe, first to France and then to Germany, where he met his bride of 57 years, Bettina Steinke while both worked at the Rhein Main Air Base. They married at the Frankfurt Rathaus and honeymooned in Paris. His postings included Chicago; Stuttgart, Germany; Tacoma, WA; Barskdale Air Base, LA; Korea; Hanau, Germany; Olathe, Kansas; and Fort Mamouth, NJ. Bill, who had become a Nike Base and Radar Systems specialist, last served in the Vietnam War. He retired in 1970 with more than 23 years of dedicated service in the Army. He and his family then made their home in Santa Monica, CA; purchasing their first house. Bill worked for the State Justice Department computer center in Los Angeles, Toyota, Boeing and finally Hughes Aircraft before taking an early retirement in 1987. In retirement, the couple, moved to the Country Club Estates in San Luis Obispo. Bill had a beloved garage workshop where he made homemade popcorn and all manner of wooden toys for his grandchildren and others. His most advanced creation was a WWI bi-plane pedal toy. In addition to woodworking, he enjoyed long distance cycling in the vineyards, golfing and was Assistant Commander of the Retired Officers Club of SLO. In 2004, Bettina was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and the couple moved to Coronado. First living at Coronado Shores, where they were well known on the boardwalk; Bill wearing his Princeton cap and Bettina in her white fisherman's hat would stroll daily hand-in-hand. In 2007, Bettina moved to the memory care facility at Coronado Retirement Village. Bill moved to assisted living there later. A devoted husband, dedicated father and passionate grandfather, Bill, a veritable handyman, was great with a paint roller, plumbing, electronics and always available to help his children with home improvement projects. He found his true calling as a grandfather, taking grandchildren on glider rides, teaching them fishing, visiting classrooms for Veteran's Day and generally being an available ear. One of his finest qualities was his ability to recount fascinating stories and verbally bring them to life with vivid details for all to enjoy. A true giver always putting others needs in front of his own. Diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocystic Leukemia (CLL) 15 years ago, perhaps as a result of exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam, Bill would undergo ever more frequent chemo treatments, which finally sapped his strength. As he would always say, old soldiers never die, they only fade away. Bill is survived by his wife; daughter Rebecca Motlagh (Habib) of Coronado, sons Bruce Gaudet of Las Vegas and Dirk Gaudet (Paula) of Santa Monica; grandchildren, Sean, Jamal, Jessica, Heidi, Melissa, Dante and Amelia; and great-granddaughter Natalie; sister Shirley, brothers Bob and Peter, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Charles and Arthur (Bink). In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a donation in Bill's memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,



William James Bullis (Featured)

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



William Ross Barnett

William Ross Barnett, 90, of Vacaville, passed away after a long illness., Affectionately known as Bill, he was born in Oilfields, Calif., and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1942 and served as a professional naval officer for 23 years before retiring in 1964. His naval service included serving on the USS Helena, a light cruiser in World War II which was sunk in the South Pacific in 1943. His subsequent duty included service on carriers and destroyers. After World War II, he served on various commands and was the commanding officer on the USS Richard B Anderson (DD-786)., Upon retiring from the Navy, he entered the banking industry with Wells Fargo Bank and retired after 12 years as the manager and vice president of the Corporate Trust Department in San Francisco., The family would like to thank the staff of VacaValley Hospital for their outstanding care, compassion and support., Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley; two children, Cindy Ross Jagger of Suisun City, Calif., and William Eugene Barnett of Williamsburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Michael Brian Jagger, Elisabeth Anne Shenoy and Mabry Ross Ray; and three great-grandchildren., A Memorial Service will be held at Vaca Hills Chapel, 524 Elmira Road, Vacaville on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at 1 p.m., Arrangements are by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, (707)446-3233.,



William Trett McMorran

William Trett McMorran (Bill) passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at his home in Thousand Oaks, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 81 years old., Bill was born July 2, 1929 in Syracuse, N.Y., and was the son of John Burch McMorran and Ruth Trett McMorran. He was educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was affiliated with Sigma Nu fraternity and Illinois Institute of Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Product Design in 1953. Bill then served in the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command until 1957 when he returned to New York to pursue graduate studies at Syracuse University. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry for 33 years., Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kay Dale McMorran; by son, Thomas McMorran; by daughter, Elizabeth Dale Schetina and son-in-law Gregory Schetina; by son, Andrew McMorran and daughter-in-law AnnaLisa des Prez; and by three grandchildren, Samuel, Catherine and Matthew Schetina. He is also survived by his brother, John McMorran of Boulder, Colo., and several nieces and nephews., A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Chapel in Westlake Village, with internment to follow. Donations may be made to the .



Wilma Jane McLaughlin (Yates) Zuniga

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 Memorial Website.




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